Patents Represented by Attorney Standley Law Group LLP
  • Patent number: 8347687
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing dissolved gas analysis on electrical insulating oil. The apparatus is connectable to a first oil source and a second oil source and has a respective sample cell for each source, an analysis cell and a gas analyser. Each sample cell is selectably connectable to said analysis cell to allow fluid communication therebetween, while the other sample cell is isolated from the analysis chamber. The apparatus allows dissolved gas analysis to be performed on samples from more than one source while minimizing the effects of cross-contamination between samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kelman Limited
    Inventor: John Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8349240
    Abstract: An injection mold and a cooperating molding system and method that allows for the parting line of a molded vehicle bumper fascia to be hidden within the wheel arch portion thereof. The invention contemplates two different mold designs for producing such a parting line: a double-lifter design and a collapsing slide core design. The bumper fascia remains in the cavity portion of the mold after molding due to the presence of undercuts in the mold cavity. A robotic part removal device is used to remove the molded bumper fascia from the mold cavity after mold opening. The part removal device is adapted to temporarily deform the bumper fascia in the wheel arch flange areas thereof to facilitate its removal from the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Patrick Smith
  • Patent number: 8351014
    Abstract: A cooling assembly for a dual electronic image assembly having an open and closed gaseous loop. A closed gaseous loop allows circulating gas to travel across the front surface of a pair of electronic image assemblies and through a heat exchanger. An open loop allows ambient gas to pass through the heat exchanger and extract heat from the circulating gas. An optional additional open loop may be used to cool the back portion of the electronic image assembly (optionally a backlight). The cooling assembly can be used with any type of electronic assembly for producing an image. Some embodiments use cross-flow heat exchangers comprised of corrugated plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventor: William R. Dunn
  • Patent number: 8351013
    Abstract: An LED circuit using a combination of series and parallel arrangements for optimum current sharing between LEDs. The current paths allow an LED to fail while minimizing the effect on other LEDs and noticeable luminance variance across the circuit. Some embodiments use metallic PCB technology which permits optimal thermal regulation of heat generated by the LEDs. Exemplary embodiments can be used with a single-layer PCB where only one layer of conducting material must be placed on the substrate. This results in a thinner, lighter, and cheaper assembly. The rear surface of the PCB may contain heat sinks or fins and may have air (or other gaseous matter) moved across the surface and/or heat sinks to facilitate cooling of the assembly. An LCD assembly using the same is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dunn, David Williams
  • Patent number: 8352286
    Abstract: A computerized system and method for generating CMS-compliant health services delivery (HSD) tables. A database stores health care service provider data. A remote computer user interacts with a server that provides access to the health care service provider data. A user can view health care service provider data that meets selected search parameters. The data is displayed in an interactive worksheet. The user may further cause amendments to be made to the data stored in the database. The user may issue a request to generate an HSD table in “final file format” which conforms to CMS requirements. The server checks for errors in the file and notifies the user of errors that are identified. The server optionally checks for adequacy of the network associated with a plurality of health care service providers. The user may approve the final files for filing with CMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Humana Inc.
    Inventors: Dilpreet Bawa, Leah Brucchieri, John Morgan, Shyam Rebello, Sarah Rogers
  • Patent number: 8350799
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling subsections of an LED backlight for a liquid crystal display (LCD). Exemplary embodiments analyze the histograms for each subsection of the LCD which corresponds with the subsections of the LED backlight in order to produce a proper luminance for the backlight subsection. The proper luminance may be less than the maximum or typical luminance that is produced by common LED backlights. By reducing the luminance the resulting display can have less power consumption, longer lifetime, and higher contrast ratios. The original subpixel voltages for the LCD are re-scaled based on the proper luminance for the backlight subsection. Virtual backlight data may be created to simulate the luminance at each subpixel and the virtual backlight data may be used to re-scale the original subpixel voltages. The virtual backlight data may be used to blend between adjacent subsections of the LED backlight which may be producing different levels of luminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Wasinger, William Dunn
  • Patent number: 8340832
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the computerized management system for controlling energy consumption for energy consumers using a smart meter may include a database that contains contract provisions for energy consumers. Furthermore, exemplary embodiments of the system include a database interface adapted to allow the system to access the contract provisions to optimize energy consumption based upon available energy. The system may also include a managing data component that is adapted to manage data between the database and the smart meter. In exemplary embodiments, a communication network connecting the system to the database and the smart meter may be included. Additionally, some exemplary embodiments of the system include a protocol converting component that is adapted to act as an interface for application programming or protocol converting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Liebert Corporation, Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Bradford M. Nacke, Jon VanDonkelaar, Daniel R. Borneo, Ted Justice, Mark Eiseman, Andrew Holtom, Craig E. Kasper
  • Patent number: 8336269
    Abstract: A backed paneling unit comprised of a backing portion that includes at least one rib. In an exemplary embodiment, a rib may be adjacent to a drainage groove or between adjacent drainage grooves. A rib may enable ventilation behind the backing portion. In addition, a rib may also assist with liquid drainage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Exterior Portfolio LLC
    Inventors: Paul J. Mollinger, Paul R. Pelfrey, Larry R. Fairbanks
  • Patent number: 8334474
    Abstract: A one-sided spot welding device having a concentrically arranged weld electrode assembly and an electromagnet for clamping together and holding metallic parts during a one-sided spot welding process. A device of the present invention may include a mounting base having a central weld electrode and an outer, concentrically arranged weld electrode extending therefrom. The outer weld electrode may surround or partially surround the central electrode, with some gap therebetween. The central electrode is associated with an actuator that is provided to press a tip of the central weld electrode against a metal component to be welded. An electromagnet resides between the central and outer weld electrodes of the electrode assembly to draw metal components into tight abutting contact and to hold the components in contact with the outer weld electrode during welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Oatridge, Ricky Dalton
  • Patent number: 8336045
    Abstract: A Scale Integration Framework that allows secondary applications installed on a PC-based scale or at a remote location to interact with a Scale Application that controls the scale equipment in accordance with applicable requirements. The scale integration framework comprises a plurality of Integration Points within the Scale Application such that other value added applications can interact with the Scale Application at these Integration Points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald W. Tamkin, Daniel J. Hackathorne, Kevin A. Russo
  • Patent number: 8333101
    Abstract: A shiftable workpiece transfer apparatus for transferring a workpiece to a press while simultaneously shifting the workpiece centerline. Such a transfer apparatus includes cooperating workpiece transfer tables, the movement of which is directed by respective guide rails. A first workpiece transfer table is directed along a path that is substantially parallel to the centerline of the press line. The second workpiece transfer table is directed along a path that is skewed with respect to the centerline of the press line by an amount sufficient to produce a desired shift of the workpiece centerline. As the second transfer table moves along the skewed guide rail and toward the first transfer table, the workpiece is automatically moved across the surface of the first transfer table to a desired centerline offset point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jay Shields
  • Patent number: 8327896
    Abstract: A tire has a first and second beads mounted on a rim. A first sidewall extends upward from the first bead to a first edge of a horizontal tread face located substantially directly above the first bead. A second sidewall extends upward from the second bead and curves toward a second edge of the tread face such that a curved tire surface is provided between the second bead and the second edge of the narrow tread face. Two tires are mounted on a rear motorcycle axle such that a gap is defined between first sidewalls of the right and left tires, and a drive extends through the gap to the axle. When the motorcycle is leaned in a curve, one of the wheels is above the ground surface, and the motorcycle is supported on the curved tire surface of the other tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Rod Hunter
  • Patent number: 8322733
    Abstract: A device for transporting various articles has a container with a bottom portion and two opposing sidewall portions extending vertically from the bottom portion. A plurality of locating features may be placed within the container, upon a pair of opposing sidewalls. Securing sheets are adapted to fit within the locating features to accommodate a number of different articles. The securing sheets may be flexible so that they can expand to accommodate an article and to provide a compressive-type securing force to keep the article in place once inserted. Some embodiments contain securing sheets which have less vertical height than the sidewall portions of the container so that articles attached to a pedestal can be securely held within the device. A means for rolling the device may be attached to the bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Pack-All, LLC
    Inventor: Larry Dill
  • Patent number: 8322255
    Abstract: A multi-wrench gear head apparatus for adjusting tie-rod assemblies of dissimilar size. Such an apparatus employs a plurality of driven wrench (socket) portions, which can be provided to engage and adjust tie-rods of different and particular sizes. The wrench portions share a common gear train, such that multiple wrench portions may be driven by a single drive means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Doug Jordan, Jeff Nisbett
  • Patent number: 8326646
    Abstract: A system and method for generating meal suggestion messages using an expert system and then pushing those suggestions to users. Meal suggestions are tailored to users based on their tastes and preferences. Users specify preferences related to a diet plan, food preferences, meal time preferences, and meal preparation preferences. An expert system considers each user's preferences and nutritional data to generate meal suggestion messages consistent with the user's preferences and dietary goals. Meal suggestions are pushed to the user according to the user's preferred time for eating each meal. The user can accept or reject the suggested meal or one or more foods within a suggested meal. For rejected meal suggestions, a meal substitution message is generated and sent. The expert system uses accepted and rejected meal suggestions to determine if certain foods or entire meals should no longer be recommended to individual users or to system users as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Humana Innovations Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Schwarzberg, Marion Zabinski, Rene Melton, Timothy J. Dion
  • Patent number: 8321006
    Abstract: An interactive biometric display system and method for collecting and displaying biometric data. The display system comprises a device for identifying a user and at least one biometric input device (e.g., heart rate sensor). A user provides identifying data via the identifying device and biometric data via the biometric input device. The biometric data (e.g., heartbeat) is measured and recorded with a timestamp. Graphical objects for each user are presented (e.g., a heart) and move around the screen in relation to the biometric data. Attributes of graphical objects (e.g., size, color, color saturation, and height) may vary over time indicating the recency of the data. The display system may further comprise a sound component to play sound related to the biometric data. Visual as well as sound attributes may diminish, fade, or disappear over time and may be refreshed when a new reading for the user is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Humana Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Snyder, Jasper Speicher
  • Patent number: 8321321
    Abstract: A computerized online marketplace that facilitates the acquisition of funding and services for the development and operation of an online business. It provides a variety of investment opportunities for investors and facilitates an entrepreneur's acquisition of capital as well as skills and services needed to start an online business. Possible investment channels for potential investors comprise: money; skills; and services. Investors are awarded investment points for monetary and non-monetary investments and are compensated according to their points. Monetary compensation is awarded periodically to investors according to their rank in relation to the respective investor base of a given business entity. Businesses are hosted at the online marketplace and all aspects of investment and operations are managed through the marketplace thereby facilitating interactions between all parties involved in business initiation, development and operation, including customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Metamarket, Inc.
    Inventor: Shastri Seshachala Jagarlapudi
  • Patent number: 8317873
    Abstract: A controlled-stretch prosthetic liner comprising a polymeric material covered with at least a stretch-controlling fabric. Certain liner types, such as below knee (BK) liners, may also include a panel of more stretchable fabric so as to prevent any interference with knee flexion. The polymeric material of the liner may also be used to control liner stretch, such as by adding Kevlar pulp or other materials that increase the strength and reduce the elasticity of the polymeric material and/or by reducing the amount of plasticizer(s) present therein. The stretch-controlling fabric, possibly in conjunction with the polymeric material, acts to limit the longitudinal stretch of the liner while not adversely affecting the radial stretch thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Ohio Willow Wood Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Doddroe, Christopher T. Kelley, Larry Gail Rowe, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8317877
    Abstract: A stable shock absorbing prosthetic foot that transfers energy between heel strike and toe-off. A toe plate is separated from one or more other plates by a bumper assembly located at each of the toe end and heel end of the foot. Certain embodiments of the shock absorbing foot of the present invention are designed for use with a prosthetic ankle. A torsion adapter may also be used to attach a prosthetic foot of the present invention to the remainder of a prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Ohio Willow Wood Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Doddroe, Charles R. Flora, Lonnie L. Nolt, James M. Colvin
  • Patent number: D673428
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Doug Lessells