Patents Represented by Attorney Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
  • Patent number: 8347577
    Abstract: An eco-friendly wall panel system may comprise a plurality of panels, horizontal joints and panel clips which are all fabricated from the same sheet of material. For example, the panels may initially be fabricated from the phenolic sheets. After the maximum quantity of panels has been fabricated from any one sheet, the remaining portion of the phenolic sheet may be used to fabricate the horizontal runners and the panel clips which may be smaller than the panels. As such, as much of the phenolic sheet is being used to fabricate the system. Hence, the process and the product are both eco-friendly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Charbel Tannious Aboukhalil
  • Patent number: 8341762
    Abstract: There is provided a safety vest assembly including a vest having a vest outer layer defining a vest inner cavity. A pair of contact substrates is disposed within the vest inner cavity. Each contact substrate includes an input connection element. A data input is connected to a respective contact substrate. The data input is electrically connected to the respective input connection element and is configured to receive data from the wearer. A data output is connected to a respective contact substrates and is communicable with a remote transceiver. The data output is electrically connected to the respective input connection element and is configured to communicate data to the remote transceiver. An input flex circuit is engageable with the pair of input connection elements to facilitate communication between the data input and data output along the input flex circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Alfiero Balzano
  • Patent number: 8341994
    Abstract: A rolling mill stand and related rolling mill for rolling rod-shaped bodies, even large in size, which meets the requirement of stiffness uniformity of the rolling mill stands in the transversal direction, all the hydraulic capsules being firmly fixed to the external structure of the rolling mill and providing for the side change of the rolls of each stand. The arrangement of rolling rolls and related extensions of each rolling mill stand is such to avoid problems of corrosion and damaging to the extensions themselves and to the reducers due to the drainage of the cooling waters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A.
    Inventors: Cernuschi Ettore, Fabrizio Marini, Aristide Giacomo Bertelli
  • Patent number: 8336894
    Abstract: A three wheeled scooter comprises a chassis having forward and aft ends with a front wheel non-pivotally mounted to the forward end and a pair of rear wheels coaxially mounted to the aft end. The chassis defines a longitudinal axis and includes a support assembly and a handle assembly extending upwardly from the support assembly. The rear wheels are configured to be angularly yawable relative to the longitudinal axis between a neutral position and a yawed position. Steering of the scooter is thereby effectuated by angular yawing of the rear wheels relative to the longitudinal axis such as by asymmetric loading of one of opposing sides of the support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: B.E.W. Squared, LLC
    Inventor: Bradley E. Wernli
  • Patent number: 8328462
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there is provided is a safety marker with an on-board convection fan for marking areas/hazards to be avoided while concurrently producing a convection effect upon the adjacent, surrounding surfaces so as to enhance evaporation of liquids/moisture thereon. Along these lines, the safety marker will not only mitigate risks by allowing for the marking of an area to be avoided, but also, uniquely, by accelerating the elimination of what is most often the root cause of the risk; wetness on the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas P. Beh
  • Patent number: 8321971
    Abstract: A convertible sofa-bed which is easy to convert between a sofa configuration and a bed configuration is provided. From a sofa configuration, a buttock-foot member may be pulled outward. Simultaneously, a head rest member and back rest member which are initially at a generally vertical position are traversed to a generally horizontal position. When the buttock-foot member is fully traversed outward (i.e., extended position), the head rest member, back rest member and the buttock-foot member are generally substantially coplanar and generally horizontal. This provides a firm bed. From the bed configuration, head rest member and the back rest member may be buckled to allow the buttock-foot member to be pushed inward. The buttock-foot member is then pushed fully inward (i.e., retracted position) until the head rest member and the back rest member are in the generally vertical position with the buttock-foot member and back rest member forming a seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Joseph Cabrera, Louis Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8322068
    Abstract: Provided is a gun mounting kit for quickly and easily mounting a gun in a position favorable for cleaning the gun. It is understood that guns may include mounting rails, such as a Picatinny-style rail or other similar mounting structures. The gun mounting kit includes a clamping unit that is sized and configured to clamp onto the mounting rail of the gun to secure the gun for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: John O. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8325632
    Abstract: A front end circuit for coupling a plurality of antennas to a multi-channel time domain duplex RF transceiver is disclosed. The front end circuit has a first transmit port, a first receive chain primary port, a first receive chain secondary ports, and a first antenna port connectible to a first one of the plurality of antennas. The front end circuit also has a second transmit port, a second receive chain primary port, and a second receive chain secondary port connectible to a second one of the plurality of antennas. A first switch has terminals connected to the first transmit port, the first receive chain primary port, and the second receive chain secondary port, as well as a common terminal that is connected to the first antenna port. Additionally, the front end circuit has a second switch that has terminals connected to the second transmit port, the second receive chain primary port and the first receive chain secondary port, and a common terminal connected to the second antenna port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: RFaxis, Inc.
    Inventor: Oleksandr Gorbachov
  • Patent number: 8322373
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there is provided an axial drag control valve which includes an internal disk stack trim and an internal actuator. The fluid inlet and outlet of the valve are disclosed along a common axis, which is further shared with the actuator of the valve. The actuator moves along this particular axis to control the fluid flow rate, pressure, or temperature of the system. The valve actuator may be powered by air from an external source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Control Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger Bey
  • Patent number: 8322539
    Abstract: A filter vial for separating biological and chemical fluids has a cylindrical sidewall with an open top and a closed bottom. A protrusion extends upwards from the middle of the bottom to form an annular recess. A tubular plunger has an open bottom end to which is fastened an annular cup having an outer sidewall sized to fit into and seal against the vial's sidewall. An inner sidewall of the annular cup holds a filter over an opening in the bottom of the plunger and forms a shaped cavity leading to that filter. The annular cup on the plunger fits into the annular recess in the vial to force fluid from the vial through the filter and into the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Scientific Plastic Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Ellis, Kishan G. Hingorani
  • Patent number: 8317142
    Abstract: A mounting bracket connects a water pipe fastened to an eared fitting to a support bar in a building. The bracket has an isolator made of a material selected to substantially reduce the transmission of noise and wrapped around the support bar. The bracket has a stiff shell wrapped around a periphery of the support bar and has two opposing ends. The shell is sized to clamp the isolator against the support bar during use as the ends are moved toward each other with sufficient force that there is a tight clamp resulting in little relative movement between the shell and the support during use. The shell has a mounting portion for the eared fitting. The bracket also has a fastening mechanism to hold the ends together and to fasten the eared fitting to the mounting portion during use of the bracket. The fastening mechanism clamps the ends together to restrain relative movement of the shell and support bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Securus, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis E. Gallardo, Dennis Hart
  • Patent number: 8318287
    Abstract: Packages for an integrated circuit die and methods and leadframes for making such packages are disclosed. The package includes a die, a die pad, peripheral metal contacts, bond wires, and an encapsulant. The die pad and contacts are located at a lower surface of the package. The die pad and the contacts have side surfaces which include reentrant portions and asperities to engage the encapsulant. A method of making a package includes providing a metal leadframe having a die pad in a rectangular frame. Tabs extend from the frame toward the die pad. The die pad and tabs have side surfaces with reentrant portions and asperities. A die is attached to the die pad. The die is electrically connected to the tabs. An encapsulant is applied to the upper and side surfaces of the leadframe. Finally, the leadframe is cut in situ so that the die pad and tabs are severed from the frame, the sides of the package are formed, and the package is severed from the leadframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Amkor Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas P. Glenn
  • Patent number: 8319338
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a semiconductor package comprising a bottom semiconductor package substrate which is populated with one or more electronic components. The electronic component(s) of the bottom substrate are covered or encapsulated with a suitable mold compound which hardens into a package body of the semiconductor package. The package body is provided with one or more vias through the completion of laser drilling process, such via(s) providing access to one or more corresponding conductive contacts of the bottom substrate. These vias are either lined or partially filled with a conductive metal material. Subsequently, a top semiconductor package substrate (which may optionally be populated with one or more electronic components) is mounted to the package body and electrically connected to the conductive metal within the via(s) of the package body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Amkor Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Berry, Christopher M. Scanlan
  • Patent number: 8312893
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there is provided an axial drag control valve which includes an internal disk stack trim and an internal actuator. The fluid inlet and outlet of the valve are disclosed along a common axis, which is further shared with both the plug and the actuator. The plug and actuator move along this particular axis to control the fluid flow rate, pressure, or temperature of the system. The valve actuator may be powered by an operating fluid such as air supplied from an external source. A special, two-part packing with a lantern ring and leak-off port provides protection and safety for the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Control Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Bey, Samuel C. Sturtevant, Sina Alikhani, Daniel McMillen
  • Patent number: 8308172
    Abstract: A seated skiing device having an adjustable heel protrusion and a fixed toe protrusion is provided. The distance between the toe and heel protrusions are adjustable such that the seated the skiing device may engage toe and heel bindings of a snow ski set to a riders ski boot. In this manner, the seated skiing device is engageable to the snow ski of the rider without any additional tools. Also, a seated snowboarding device is disclosed herein. The seated snowboarding device is removably attachable to standard front and rear bindings of a snowboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Erikka Gulbranson
  • Patent number: 8307604
    Abstract: An underground utility vault replacement method and system which create an inner structural envelope is shown to protect workers and equipment. It restores structural integrity and safety to the area within a decaying underground vault, without major disruptions above and/or below the ground. The system includes a plurality of structural walls, ceiling panels and structural beams and floor track. All structural elements are sized in width/height/thickness and methodically inserted through the existing manhole and maneuvered in place. Wall panels are attached to the floor by way of a secure track. Wall and ceiling panels are connected by way of a tongue and groove connection and an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Voltek International, Inc.
    Inventors: Aram Stepanian, Vahe Karamardian
  • Patent number: 8309143
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to skin treatment formulations having salicylic acid and other secondary ingredients. The secondary ingredients may include: non-comedogenic essential oils and plant extracts and sebum reducing agents. Salicylic acid and the secondary ingredients are provided in amounts effective to provide a sufficiently aggressive skin treatment for unclogging pores and reducing inflammation, while maintaining levels of sebum on the exterior of the skin to form an operative water barrier on the skin and hair. Additionally, a method is provided that unclogs pores, reduces inflammation, and controls levels of sebum on the exterior of the skin to maintain an operative water barrier on the skin and hair. The method may include, applying a sufficiently aggressive product comprising salicylic acid, non-comedogenic plant extracts and essential oils, and a sebum reducing agent to hair and its surrounding areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventors: Doreen Campbell, Catherine Parker
  • Patent number: D671317
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Pro-Mart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Azad Sabounjian
  • Patent number: D671655
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: San Juan Patents, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd Sullivan
  • Patent number: D671874
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: IDDEA California, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Kekich, Jr., Ron Storer