Patents Represented by Attorney Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • Patent number: 8255148
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for optimizing the flight of an aircraft comprising a flight management system, the said flight management system using a first cost index (CI1) and calculating a first speed setpoint (V1) on the basis of the first cost index (CI1), the said flight management system calculating (11), furthermore, a first prediction of remaining flight time (T1) and a first prediction of fuel consumption (EFOB1) on the basis of the first speed, the said method being characterized in that it comprises, furthermore, the following steps: the selection of a second cost index (CI2), the calculation (12) by the flight management system of a second speed setpoint (V2) on the basis of the second cost index (CI2), of a second prediction of remaining flight time (T2) and of a second prediction of consumption (EFOB2) on the basis of the second speed (V2), the calculation (13) of a discrepancy (?V) between the first and the second speed, of a discrepancy (?T) between the first prediction of remaining f
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Jérôme Sacle, Phillipe Cambon
  • Patent number: 8250834
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus for applying a drinking straw on a receiving surface of a stand up bag which can be supplied on a conveying surface to a transfer device for drinking straws. To increase the conveying speed of said apparatus, the transfer means should be arranged such the drinking straw while being handed over encloses an acute angle with the conveying surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: INDAG Gesellschaft für Industriebedarf mbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventors: Hans Peter Wild, Eberhard Kraft
  • Patent number: 8249799
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of presenting zones at risk for an aircraft comprising a system of databases, a processor, an anticollision device and a viewing device, wherein to display on the viewing device the zones at risk in relation to the obstacles, the processor carries out the steps of: acquiring obstacle data, the data corresponding to obstacles situated in the aircraft's close displacement zone; calculating the risk of collision with each of the obstacles of the displacement zone; calculating the limits of the zones at risk of collision in the close displacement zone, these limits representing the positions from which the anticollision device might possibly produce collision alerts in relation to the obstacles if the aircraft were to steer towards the obstacle while maintaining the instantaneous flight parameters; and displaying the limits of zones at risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Laurent Flotte, Nicolas Marty, Fabien Vittoz
  • Patent number: 8248304
    Abstract: A method for interpolating steering vectors a(?) of a sensor network, the sensor network receiving signals transmitted by a source, characterized in that, for the interpolation of the steering vectors a(?), use is made of one or more omnidirectional modal functions z(?)k where z(?)=exp(j?) where ? corresponds to an angle sector on which the interpolation of the steering vectors is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Anne Ferreol, Jeremy Brugier, Philippe Morgand
  • Patent number: 8249762
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for monitoring obstructions for an aircraft including data storage, an anticollision device and viewing devices, wherein the monitoring device comprises a detector to detect in real-time obstructions, of terrain type and of human constructions type, in a close environment of the aircraft in a flight situation, a sensor to identify the obstructions at risk calculating identification parameters, a circuit to calculate criticality of the obstructions, a display to display both the obstructions with the identification and criticality parameters of the obstructions, and a generator of alerts to describe the situation according to a combination of the identification and criticality parameters. One or more embodiments of the invention is a monitoring system adapted for zones close to the aircraft and in the flight zones not visible to the crew. One or more embodiments of the invention applies particularly to helicopters executing low-altitude flights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Laurent Flotte, Nicholas Marty, Pascal Gayraud
  • Patent number: 8241195
    Abstract: A folder gluer for conveying a cardboard sheet and folding up the cardboard sheet from a deployed state thereof is disclosed. The folder gluer comprises two flat belts including a first belt and a second belt arranged in parallel for conveying a cardboard sheet, two pulleys provided at a starting part or a terminal part in a conveying direction of the folder gluer for respectively driving the first and second flat belts by friction forces, two motors for respectively driving the pulley for the first belt and the pulley for the second belt, a sensor device for respectively detecting the speeds of the first belt and the second belt, and a control device for controlling at least one of the two motors such that a difference in the speeds of the first belt and the second belt detected by the sensor device becomes zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Isowa
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamazaki, Hisashi Hayashi, Hidenori Kokubo
  • Patent number: 8234841
    Abstract: A method of filling flexible foil bags, wherein a foil bag is shaped at least partially by a gaseous medium and is then filled with a liquid filling material, with the gaseous medium disinfecting the foil bag. Also, an apparatus for filling foil bags comprising a shaping unit for shaping the foil bags using a gaseous medium, a filling unit for filling the foil bags with a liquid medium, with the ability of adding a disinfecting effect to the gaseous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Deutsche Sisi-Werke Betriebs GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Wild, Hans Kepert
  • Patent number: 8238934
    Abstract: A wireless subscriber unit for a tracking and locating system and method is disclosed. The locating system provides positional information of remote locator devices in the form of images viewable by subscribers over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Bryan Holland
  • Patent number: 8230163
    Abstract: A memory device is electrically connectable to a host circuit. The memory device includes a nonvolatile data memory section, a read/write control section, and a data transmission section. The read/write control section reads a first data from the nonvolatile data memory section where the first data has a prescribed data amount. The data transmission section transmits to the host circuit the first data together with second data, wherein the second data is different from the first data and has prescribed correlation with content of the first data. The second data having an identical data amount to the data amount of the first data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Noboru Asauchi
  • Patent number: 8228140
    Abstract: A device associated with the control of a tractable filter, including: an induction coil having an inductance Ls, and a resistance Rs; a series resistance rseries having a value determined from a parallel resistance of the induction coil, Lo, the inductance at the resonance frequency, ?0 the resonance frequency, and by taking the lowest resistance value and by deducing rseries from R=rseries+Rs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventor: Vincent Jahier
  • Patent number: 8229661
    Abstract: Hybrid inertial system onboard a mobile carrier comprising an inertial measurements unit, at least one platform for integrating inertial data, at least one exterior sensor and a multi-hypothesis hybridization filter, the said system being characterized in that the said hybridization filter implements at least the following steps: an initialization step performing the generation of a plurality of state vectors an update step executing, for each of the said state vectors, the phase of readjusting an extended Kalman filtering a propagation step executing, for each of the said state vectors, the phase of propagation of an extended Kalman filtering a step of determining the likelihood qit of the said updated state vector a step of calculating inertial corrections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Stephane Monrocq, Sébastien Juillaguet
  • Patent number: 8221155
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a splice restraint for use with sleeves that attach to joints. The splice restraint includes a first securing member constructed and arranged to be received in a groove of a first sleeve that is installable on a first leg of a joint, a second securing member constructed and arranged to be received in a groove of a second sleeve that is installable on a second leg of the joint, and a strap connecting the first securing member to the second securing member. The strap having a length determined by the distance between the groove on the first sleeve and the groove on the second sleeve when the first and second sleeves are properly installed on the joint. The splice restraint provides a visual indication that the sleeves are properly installed on the joint, as well ensures that sleeves will not be displaced after the lineman leaves the site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Richards Manufacturing Company, a New Jersey Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Glenn J. Luzzi
  • Patent number: 8222764
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method and device for regulating a series resonant inverter with controlled rectification. It also relates to a resonant inverter equipped with such a device. The synchronous series resonant inverter includes a primary winding having across its terminals a periodic voltage V(t) of period T, this primary winding being coupled to at least one secondary winding providing the output voltage Vs. The establishment of the current IT(t) in the secondary winding is controlled within the period T. The output voltage Vs is regulated as a function of the phase shift angle ? between the zero crossing of the voltage V(t) across the terminals of the primary winding and the instant of establishment of the current IT(t) in the secondary winding. Embodiments include the production of isolated switched power supplies having a high level of integration, operating at a switching frequency of several megahertz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Philippe Thomas, Jean-Michel Jarrousse, Eric Laboure
  • Patent number: 8220910
    Abstract: An ink cartridge 1 constructed as a liquid container has wall faces 1a, 370w1, and 370w2 that are respectively pierced to have holes. One end of an ink supply tube 910 is inserted through the holes of the wall faces 1a, 370w1, and 370w2 and is connected with an inlet 401 of a vertical communicating path 400 located in the upstream of a sensor unit 30 functioning as a detector. The other end of the ink supply tube 910 is connected to a large-capacity ink tank 900. Attachment of the ink cartridge 1 to an ink-jet printer completes an ink supply system. This arrangement effectively controls or prevents migration of bubbles into the detector in the liquid container equipped with the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Akihisa Wanibe
  • Patent number: 8219276
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for aiding the maintenance of a system, the system comprising a set of networked elements, the system being accompanied by indications defining subsets of networked elements Ei, each subset of networked elements Ei being associated with a probability of failure Pi, the including the steps of calculating a first value Ti for each subset of networked elements Ei, the first value Ti including an estimation of the maintenance time related to the repair of the subset of networked elements Ei, calculating a second value Fi for each subset of networked elements Ei, the second value Fi including a representation of a compromise between the estimation of the maintenance time Ti related to the repair of the subset of networked elements Ei and the probability of failure Pi of the subsets of networked elements Ei, and sorting the designated sets of items of equipment Ei in order of decreasing second value Fi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Francois Fournier, Christian Sannino, Carine Bailly
  • Patent number: 8219053
    Abstract: A system and method of automatically tuning a reading device that remotely monitors RFID tags or transponders. The reading device utilizes the phase signal of an antenna signal wherein the harmonic of the antenna signal is filtered through a signal coupling transformer and utilizes the antenna current reading to determine the optimal capacitance setting for the reader by adjusting capacitors and storing the relative phase signal and level of current in a processor. In one embodiment, the method comprises supplying power to the reading device, monitoring the power supply, storing data related to the monitored power supply, emitting a signal from an antenna, filtering the harmonic of such signal, outputting the phase signal to a processor and adjusting capacitors based on the phase signal and monitored current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Destron Fearing Corporation
    Inventors: Ezequiel Mejia, Yuri Smirnov
  • Patent number: 8215734
    Abstract: A liquid supply unit is detachably installable in a liquid consuming apparatus. The liquid supply unit includes a receptacle containing a liquid; a memory device having a first memory area for storing first liquid information for use in identifying a remaining amount of the liquid contained in the receptacle; a sensor that is used to detect whether the remaining amount of the liquid contained in the receptacle is equal to or less than a prescribed value; and a memory control section that carries out write-prohibition control whereby writing to the first memory area in the memory device is prohibited in response to a write lock command from the liquid consuming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Noboru Asauchi
  • Patent number: D664053
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Kaz USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Lacotta, Dio Climaco Cavero, Rich Thrush
  • Patent number: D665558
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Times Three Clothier, LLC
    Inventor: Heather Thomson Schindler
  • Patent number: D666111
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Kaz USA Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Lacotta, Dio Climaco Cavero, Rich Thrush