Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Rodman & Rodman
  • Patent number: 8347933
    Abstract: An application-film transfer tool includes a supply bobbin around which an unused transfer tape is wound; a transfer head around which the transfer tape is extended, the transfer head pressure-sensitively transferring an application film of the transfer tape onto a transfer subject by pressing against the transfer subject; a take-up bobbin taking up the used transfer tape; a clutch mechanism transmitting the rotation of the supply bobbin to the take-up bobbin and controlling the rotational speed of the take-up bobbin; and a reverse-rotation prevention mechanism preventing reverse rotation of the supply bobbin, wherein part of the supply bobbin constitutes part of the reverse-rotation prevention mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Plus Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuo Narita
  • Patent number: 8336454
    Abstract: When a roller is moved to an opening of a case by a pressing action to the roller, a cover member on a stamp face rotates such that the stamp face is exposed at the opening. Such a mechanism allows a working state and an off-duty state of a roller stamp to be easily switched between. Also, the cover member covers the opening side of the stamp face before the roller is squeezed out. Such a configuration prevents the stamp face from being accidentally exposed while the roller stamp is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Plus Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Ushijima
  • Patent number: 8318260
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electroless deposition of metallic silver on various plates. More particularly, in the present invention, by spraying a silver solution including ionic silver to be reduced into metallic silver and a reducing solution a reducing agent for reducing the silver solution at the same time to a predetermined region above a substrate, metallic silver particles having a diameter less than 30 ? are formed, and a silver layer is formed by a deposition of the nano-sized metallic silver. Since the silver layer includes nano-sized silver particles having a diameter less than 3 nm, a reflector having a high density, that is, surface roughness, can be manufactured. The reflector has a considerably excellent reflectance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Nano CMS Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Si Doo Kim, Seong Uk Lee, Jae Youn Hwang, Shi Surk Kim
  • Patent number: 8291954
    Abstract: The application-film transfer tool includes a main body having a base member and a sliding securing member slidably attached to the base member, a refill attachable to and detachable from the main body and having a supply bobbin, a take-up bobbin, a transfer head, and a refill case, and a refill securing mechanism securing the refill to the main body, wherein the refill is secured to the main body by engaging the engagement protrusions of the refill and the engagement depressions of the base member, latching together the sliding securing member and the section near the front end of the refill, and engaging the section near the back end of the locking member and the hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Plus Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuo Narita
  • Patent number: 8250824
    Abstract: The floor member, in the form of a floor tile or a floor plank, that is formed of a flexible, non-rigid material, has a bottom portion formed with a plurality of moisture dispersal pathways that lead toward peripheral side edges of the bottom portion. The moisture dispersal pathways permit any moisture that develops between a floor base and the bottom portion of the floor member that is installed on the floor base to flow in the moisture dispersal pathways toward at least one of the peripheral side edges of the bottom portion, for passage beyond the one peripheral side edge of the bottom portion. Adjacent tiles of a floor tile installation have communicable moisture dispersal pathways such that moisture is not entrapped below the floor member and can migrate through the communicable pathways to an outermost peripheral side edge of the floor tile installation for dissipation of moisture into the ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Tower IPCO Company
    Inventor: Norman Stone
  • Patent number: 8234770
    Abstract: A method for joining elements together, the method comprising the steps of: positioning the elements relative to one another; enhancing the formability of at least a portion of at least one of the elements using a laser; and joining the elements together using a mechanical fastening method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Cast CRC Limited
    Inventors: Yvonne Claire Durandet, Wei Qian Song, Brian Dempster, Milan Brandt, Stuart Blacket
  • Patent number: 8227068
    Abstract: The ceiling tile, in one embodiment of the invention, is a laminate of a rigid core layer, such as gypsum, having one surface covered by a display layer of plastic sheet material. An opposite surface of the core layer is covered by a layer of light reflective material. The design layer has a design surface that is viewable when the tile is installed in a ceiling, and the light reflective layer has an exposed light reflective surface. Both the design layer and the light reflective layer form leak tight seals on the opposite surfaces of the rigid core layer. The entire peripheral edge of the tile laminate and marginal portions of the design surface and light reflective surface are covered by a plastic leak tight tape that forms a gas tight seal at the peripheral edge of the tile laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Tower IPCO Company Limited
    Inventor: Norman Stone
  • Patent number: 8171691
    Abstract: The floor member is a laminated structure of flexible compressible cork sheet material and flexible plastic sheet material in the form of a floor tile or a floor plank. The cork sheet material and plastic sheet material are offset, from each other and have respective predetermined thicknesses to enable the floor member to be bendable to facilitate assembly of a plurality of the floor members into a floor covering. The compressible cork sheet material provides sound and heat insulation and the flexible plastic sheet material is yieldable to surface irregularities of a floor base. The cork sheet material is sandwiched between two layers of clear plastic material to provide a distinct sight of the structural presence and thickness of the cork sheet at an edge of the floor member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Tower IPCO Company Limited
    Inventor: Norman Stone
  • Patent number: 8126325
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating and viewing an image of an item (95) against a reflective surface (94) with a light source (85), a camera (97) and operational electronics (98) installed on a single, common circuit board (99) located with a plane thereof along an exterior upright wall (102?) of a closed optics compartment (102). The light source faces a window element (103) of the closed optics compartment with a first light guide part (86) and directs light further into the optics compartment by means of a second light guide part (86?) located on the other side of the window element and aligned with the first light guide part (86). An optical unit is located in the optics compartment and comprises a light path extender (89, 90, 91), a light source input region, a lens unit (93), and at least one image detection output region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Tomra Systems ASA
    Inventor: Tom Lunde
  • Patent number: 8110095
    Abstract: A control system for an oil sand processing apparatus and a method for controlling the apparatus. The apparatus includes a rotatable drum, an oil sand feed mechanism, a drive mechanism for rotating the drum, a first drum support and a second drum support. The control system includes a first drum load sensor associated with the first drum support for sensing a first drum load, a second drum load sensor associated with the second drum support for sensing a second drum load and an oil sand feedrate sensor associated with the oil sand feed mechanism for sensing a feedrate of the oil sand feed mechanism. A controller is provided for controlling a rotation speed of the drum and a feedrate of the oil sand feed mechanism in response to input data from the first drum load sensor, the second drum load sensor and the oil sand feedrate sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Bitmin Resources Inc.
    Inventor: William L. Strand
  • Patent number: 8105089
    Abstract: A training model for use in training to perform a medical procedure which is invasive of a skull, such as the insertion of an external ventricular drain or the evacuation of a subdural hematoma. The training model may comprise a base component defining a training component receptacle and a training component for mounting in the training component receptacle and comprising a skull section. Alternately, the training model may comprise the skull section or the training component in isolation. The skull section comprises an outer skull layer, a middle skull layer and an inner skull layer. The outer skull layer is constructed of an outer skull material which simulates osseous tissue when penetrated. The middle skull layer is constructed of a middle skull material which simulates marrow tissue when penetrated. The inner skull layer is constructed of an inner skull material which simulates osseous tissue when penetrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Darrin Allan Hudson
  • Patent number: 8096922
    Abstract: A device for use with an exercise apparatus consisting of at least one hanging, length-adjustable and lockable rope (10, 11) which at its lower end has a gripping means (13, 14), e.g., a gripping loop. A vibration means (12; 16) is designed, when attached via a rope engaging member (8, 9) to a portion of such rope, to impart to the rope and thus its gripping means (13, 14) a vibratory motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Redcord AS
    Inventor: Tore Planke
  • Patent number: 8096397
    Abstract: A method and a system for determining the remuneration for the return of identifiable empty packaging to a receiving point, wherein the empty packaging (7; 8) is identified with respect to at least one selected characteristic thereof, for example, dimension, type of packaging, type of material, recyclability, and deposit value, if any. The remuneration for individual types of empty packaging is related to at least two of a plurality of legal entities (10-15) which, for the return of empty packaging, are remuneration-providing and connectable to a remuneration coordinator (9) in communication with the receiving point in the form of a reverse vending machine (1), and to the remuneration level of the connected legal entities that is applicable at any given time for a particular type or particular types of empty packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Tomra Systems ASA
    Inventor: Andreas Nordbryhn
  • Patent number: 8097810
    Abstract: The invention relates to a high pressure, high voltage penetrator assembly for subsea, topside or land based use, wherein the assembly is upright attachable to a wet gas and/or liquid handling compressor or pump or to/from a transformer, and wherein the assembly includes a penetrator unit for feed-through of electric power to a motor of the compressor or pump or to/from the transformer; a funnel shaped housing with a housing chamber, the penetrator unit being located at an upper end of the chamber; a grid located inside the chamber transversely of a longitudinal axis of the chamber, the penetrator unit being located above the grid, a filter located in the chamber below the grid and above an inlet to a housing of the motor or to/from a housing of the transformer, and a sensor unit extending into the chamber from the penetrator unit and towards, but spaced from the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Inventors: Harald Benestad, Pål Georg Benestad
  • Patent number: 8074307
    Abstract: An air circulation unit introduces air into a space under the bed cover from a foot-end of a bed. The air circulation unit includes an assembly for suspending the bed cover so that an occupant or occupants of the bed are partially relieved of the full weight of the bed cover. In use, the unit serves to introduce air which may be heated or cooled or at ambient temperature into the space under the bed cover and so circulate air over the occupant or occupants of the bed to keep the occupant or occupants as comfortable as possible during sleep despite surrounding conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: David Derek Grant Spratley
  • Patent number: 8056208
    Abstract: A method for joining flanges or other couplings to pipes, wherein a plurality of radially expanding segments (10) with circular ridges (11) on a tool inserted into the pipe (1), press beads (5, 6) in the pipe wall into corresponding grooves (3, 4) in the surrounding coupling element (2), where the pipe end, by means of a projection on the segments, is given an overbending outwards that prevents the pipe end from tapering inwards during the pressing of the beads. The invention comprises the interior configuration of the coupling element as well as a tool for pressing the beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Quickflange AS
    Inventor: Hilberg Karoliussen
  • Patent number: 8016039
    Abstract: A method of reducing water influx into a wellbore, wherein the wellbore is in fluid communication with a subterranean formation such as a gas producing formation or gas reservoir. The method particularly places a gelant in a desired position down the wellbore and into the formation in order to thereby reduce the influx of water and enhance the resulting gas production. The method includes the steps of first introducing a gelant into the wellbore and second introducing a temporarily stable foam into the wellbore in order to overdisplace the gelant from the wellbore and into the formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Alberta Research Council, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurie A. Hodgins, Fred Wassmuth
  • Patent number: D647770
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Vertex Stone and Chinaware Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian John Watson, Anthony Arthur Wills, Philip Mark Hall
  • Patent number: D670102
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: TW Promotions
    Inventors: Neil F. Duncan, Anthony L. Buccella, Khemraj Ramcharan
  • Patent number: D671816
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Tower IPCO Company Limited
    Inventor: Norman Stone