Patents Represented by Attorney The Webb Law Firm
  • Patent number: 8347424
    Abstract: A floor drain includes a head having a top surface, a leveling member, and a frame having a top surface and a bottom surface. The bottom surface of the frame is positioned adjacent the top surface of the head. The leveling member is positioned between the head and the bottom surface of the frame and is displaceable relative to the head in a first direction. A method of leveling a floor drain with a floor surface is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Zurn Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas R. Wroblewski, Carl R. Nicolia, Jonathan Steffan, Mark Marini
  • Patent number: 8349486
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lithium secondary battery unit set where a plurality of lithium secondary batteries are stacked, and a lithium secondary battery set including a plurality of lithium secondary battery unit sets. The present invention relates to a lithium secondary battery unit set with a bus bar and a lithium secondary battery set with a bus bar. The lithium secondary battery unit set with a bus bar: accommodates and protects a plurality of lithium secondary batteries comprising a pouch and an electrode tab; facilitates the changes of voltage and capacity as the stacked structure of the lithium secondary batteries becomes free; prevents the flow of overcurrent during charging and discharging; and enables uniform temperature distribution of the stacked batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungjun Lee, Jungsik Yun, Hyosung Lee, Jeonkeun Oh
  • Patent number: 8348223
    Abstract: A flexible mold for a smoking device having a cup-shaped outer wall, a cup-shaped inner wall, and a third cup-shaped wall. The outer wall has a continuous sidewall connected to a bottom wall containing a central opening. The sidewall of the outer wall extends from the bottom wall of the outer wall to an open end and contains an opening in the sidewall spaced between the bottom end and the open end. The inner wall has a continuous sidewall, a cover closing one end. The sidewall of the inner wall is attached to the bottom wall of the outer wall surrounding the central opening. The third wall has a continuous sidewall and a closed end. The sidewall of the third wall is connected to the sidewall of the outer wall surrounding the opening in the outer wall. The closed end abuts a surface of the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Douglas J. Evans
  • Patent number: 8349965
    Abstract: A fluororubber composition according to the present invention contains 0.1 to 3 parts by weight of a polyol compound, 0.1 to 4 parts by weight of a peroxide crosslinking agent, and 1 to 9 parts by weight of a co-crosslinking agent per 100 parts by weight of a peroxide-crosslinkable fluoropolymer. A crack-resistant seal according to the present invention contains a crosslinked fluoropolymer and a polyol compound. The crack-resistant seal according to the present invention can be formed by crosslinking the fluororubber composition, and the resultant crack-resistant seal has particularly high crack resistance. With the fluororubber composition according to the present invention, a durable crack-resistant seal having high plasma resistance, crack resistance, and compression set and that produces few particles can be formed at low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Valqua Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Okazaki, Naoki Ohsumi
  • Patent number: 8349971
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for preparing a solvent-soluble polyimide copolymer synthesized from a 6,6-imide segment having an imide oligomer with PMDA at both ends produced by adding 4 molar equivalents of pyromellitic dianhydride (PMDA) and 2 molar equivalents of diaminotoluene (DAT) to an imide oligomer produced by heating 1 molar equivalent of biphenyltetracarboxylic dianhydride (BPDA) and 2 molar equivalents of diaminodiphenyl ether (DADE) at 160-200° C. in the presence of a catalyst in an organic polar solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Solpit Industries, Ltd., Sojitz Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Itatani
  • Patent number: 8349098
    Abstract: A process for producing a component from a steel product coated with a protective Al—Si coating, and an intermediate product that arises during the course of such a process and that can be used to produce components of the type concerned here. The steel product coated with the Al—Si coating, undergoes a first heating stage in which the temperature and the duration of the heat treatment are set such that the Al—Si coating is only partially pre-alloyed with Fe from the steel product. Then, the steel product, in a second heating stage, is heated to a heating temperature, above the Ac1 temperature, at which the steel product has an at least partially austenitic structure, wherein the temperature and the duration of the second heating stage are set such that the Al—Si coating is fully alloyed with Fe from the steel product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventors: Friedhelm Macherey, Franz-Josef Lenze, Michael Peters, Manuela Ruthenberg, Sascha Sikora
  • Patent number: 8348082
    Abstract: A pull-tab sealing member includes a bottom laminate sheet, a top laminate sheet, and a tube portion. The bottom laminate sheet includes a support layer having a bottom surface facing the container and a top surface on the opposite side thereof, a lower polymer layer disposed on the bottom surface of the support layer, and an adhesive coating formed on a bottom surface of the lower polymer layer for securing the bottom laminate sheet to the container. The top laminate sheet includes a polymer support having a bottom surface and a top surface and an adhesive layer disposed on the bottom surface of the polymer support layer. The tube portion includes a polymer tubed layer secured to a portion of the top surface of the support layer of the bottom laminate sheet and a tubed tab portion formed integrally with the polymer tubed layer and secured to a portion of the adhesive layer of the top laminate sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tab It LLC
    Inventor: R. Michael Cain
  • Patent number: 8348588
    Abstract: An article transport facility includes an article transporting mobile body configured to move along a path and having an article holder; an article support for storing an article, the article support is configured to be moved between an article transfer position and an article storage position; a lock device provided on the article support to be switchable between a locking state for locking the article support in the article storage position, and an unlocking position for releasing the locking state; and an operating device provided on the mobile body for moving the article support and switching the lock device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Yoshida, Yoshitaka Inui
  • Patent number: 8342319
    Abstract: An improved front-drive reciprocating slat conveyor has a plurality of sets of longitudinally extending slats spaced across the width of a receptacle floor. A cross beam is secured to each set of slats. The cross beams are secured to rod extensions that are connected to the piston rods of a hydraulic drive system by non-alignment critical connectors. The cross beams have connecting elements that engage receiving elements on the slats. The connecting elements and receiving elements are held together by pins or similar connectors. A frame extends across the width of the receptacle. Bearing guides guide and align the rod extensions when the cylinder rods are extended or retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: David W. Lutz
  • Patent number: 8343719
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the discovery of certain microRNAs that correlate with certain information regarding cancer. The microRNAs of the invention are selected from the group consisting of hsa-miR-15b, hsa-miR-181b, hsa-miR-191, hsa-miR-200c, and hsa-let-7g. If the expression of these microRNAs is increase, then the increased expression of these microRNAs is diagnostic for cancer, characterizes the cancer, prognosticates an expected response to cancer treatments, and/or prognosticates an expected survival of a patient. Embodiments of this discovery include a method, composition, kit and isolated nucleic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Jingfang Ju, Yaguang Xi, Nakajima Go
  • Patent number: 8344301
    Abstract: A system for heat-treatment of large metallic samples including a microwave heating apparatus with a wave guide, means for monitoring and measuring temperature, holding means for holding the metallic sample. The holding means comprises a casket configuration made of low density alumina fiber board and wrapped with low density alumina fiber material to define a cavity and provided with susceptors along the inner walls of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
    Inventors: Kulvir Singh, Nirmal Sharma, Jaipal Reddy Gurram, Swaminathan Gopalan
  • Patent number: 8344877
    Abstract: A safety system for providing early warning notifications to an authorized track worker performing official duties along a rail road network is disclosed herein. The safety system determines the position of the authorized worker and determines an estimated time to collision between the authorized track worker and an approaching rail vehicle. The result of the safety system is that the track worker has enough time and sufficiently accurate warning that will enable the track worker to move to a point of safety so as to remain unharmed by the approaching rail vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Bombardier Transportation GmbH
    Inventors: Keith Burton Sheardown, Sathya Vagheeswar Venkatasubramanian, Jason John Freebern
  • Patent number: 8342857
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a cable connector. The cable connector may have magnetic properties and/or a locking mechanism. The cable connector may be an HDMI connector and the cable may be an HDMI cable. Further, the connector may be plugged into the corresponding male/female connector port and be held in position by the magnetic properties associated with the connector and the port and/or by a lock lever mechanism. The magnetic array may be moved various distances in various directions. In addition, the connector and/or cable may include a processor, an integrated circuit, an indicator, an LED and/or a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Craig Palli, Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 8342776
    Abstract: An explosive-resistant mine seal, which includes a pair of block walls. An adhesive is provided between adjoining surfaces of the blocks where the adhesive has greater strength properties than the blocks themselves. A core member is provided between the two walls and is bound thereto. The adhesive may be coated over the walls to increase the strength of the mine seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Micon
    Inventors: George Anthony Watson, David A. Hussey, Stephen Gerard Sawyer
  • Patent number: 8342789
    Abstract: A hood for a loader work machine is provided at the rear end of the frame body and downwardly of the transverse connecting member between the pair of right/left support frame members. The transverse connecting member includes a front wall plate and an upper wall plate projecting rearward from an upper end of the front wall plate. The upper wall plate of the transverse connecting member is disposed more downwardly than the vertical center of the cabin. A rear portion of the upper wall plate is inclined downwardly rearward. A hood upper wall is provided for covering a rear upper side between the pair of right/left support frame members. A front end portion of the hood upper wall is connected to the rear portion of the upper wall plate of the transverse connecting member. The hood upper wall is inclined downwardly rearward in correspondence with the rear portion of the upper wall plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Toyoaki Yasuda, Masanori Fujino, Toshihiko Takemura, Yasuo Nakata, Yoshitaka Matsubara, Yoshihiro Ueda, Yuuki Takano, Yusuke Kawai, Ryohei Sumiyoshi, Hiroyuki Anami, Naoya Muramoto, Kenji Mitsui, Youhei Kawano, Takeshi Ikumura
  • Patent number: 8342277
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement for mounting a cooler unit to a work machine has a traveling device, a machine body frame, an engine and the cooler unit disposed adjacent the engine. The arrangement includes a support deck provided in the machine body frame for supporting the cooler unit, an attachment unit for releasably fixing the cooler unit to the machine body frame and a movement mechanism provided between the cooler unit and the support deck, the movement mechanism allowing the cooler unit to effect a translational movement to change a distance relative to the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsuke Kotani, Masanori Fujino, Kenji Mitsui, Toyoaki Yasuda
  • Patent number: 8343417
    Abstract: An oxygen strand cutting machine for flame-cutting cast cold and hot slugs, steel blocks and slabs in and after continuous steel casting units comprising: a crane tower; and a boom erected perpendicularly to the continuous casting direction, whereon one or two torch carriages with flame cutters are perpendicularly movable with respect to the cast strand, wherein the crane tower is permanently fixed to the cast strand and includes an articulated arm horizontally pivoting in a set angular sector, on which the boom is rotatably and horizontally mounted, wherein the boom is movably connected to a lifting carriage movable along the articulating arm or the boom and the boom is fitted with roller bearings around which the boom is pivotable to be situated perpendicularly to the continuous casting direction during flame cutting via digital programming, and wherein the articulated arm simultaneously houses driving means, a cooling water supply, and power and control cables as a common line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Aute AG Gesellschaft Für Autogene Technik
    Inventor: Horst K. Lotz
  • Patent number: 8336172
    Abstract: A clamping collar including: a belt comprising a strip and two free ends, each of said the ends being curved back to form a loop and each loop being defined by an outer belt portion and by an underlying inner belt portion; and a tightening system suitable for bringing the loops closer together and for tightening the belt; and in which each of ends of the belt is curved back towards the inside of the collar, the inner belt portion being extended beyond the loop, under the strip, and the outer belt portion presenting a tightening wall with which the tightening system, comes into engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Etablissements Caillau
    Inventors: Fabrice Prevot, Jérôme Jaffre, Nicolas Rigollet
  • Patent number: 8336281
    Abstract: A mower unit configured to be supported to a work vehicle at a position between front wheels and rear wheels, comprises a mower deck; at least one blade supported by the mower deck; a climb-up assist member in which an inclined surface is formed for assisting the wheels in climbing over the mower unit; and a connecting device for detachably connecting the climb-up assist member to the mower unit in a service position in which the inclined surface assists the wheels in climbing over the mower unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Akihito Sugio, Kazuo Samejima, Yoshikazu Togoshi, Koji Fujiwara, Takuhisa Yamamoto, Eiji Satou
  • Patent number: D673869
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ningbo Yinzhou Self Photoelectron Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Feng Yu