Patents Represented by Attorney Thorpe North & Western
  • Patent number: 8199882
    Abstract: A radiation detector with an integrated collimator. The collimator may be deposited on an anode or cathode face of the radiation detector. An insulating material may be deposited between the collimator and the radiation detector if the collimator is deposited on the anode side. The collimator may be comprised of a single layer or of multiple layers. Patterning and etching may be used to create an aperture in the collimator to allow x-rays to impinge on a full charge collection region of the radiation detector intrinsic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Moxtek, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Decker
  • Patent number: 8199931
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for increasing a parametric output of a parametric loudspeaker system. The method can include the operation of providing multiple ultrasonic frequency emission zones that output signals in a frequency band. The phase relationships of the ultrasonic frequency emission zones can be correlated and controlled to increase phase coherence between each ultrasonic frequency emission zone to maximize parametric output. Correlating and controlling the phase relationships can include offsetting a frequency of a carrier signal applied to each emission zone from a resonant frequency of each emission zone in view of a rate of change of phase of each emission zone in a vicinity of each resonant frequency. Ultrasonic energy from the ultrasonic frequency emission zones can be generated, using the correlated phase relationship to increase the parametric output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: American Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Elwood G. Norris, Joseph O. Norris, James J. Croft, III
  • Patent number: 8196780
    Abstract: The present invention provides a positive displacement rotary vane mixing pump in combination with a positive displacement rotary vane fluid pump. The mixing pump having an air inlet, an inlet for foamable fluid from the fluid pump, and an outlet from a discharge sector of the pump for discharging a mixture of air and liquid to a foam generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Gotohti.com Inc
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 8196701
    Abstract: An acoustic and heat control device is disclosed and described. The device can include a central chamber oriented along a central axis within an outer shell, said central chamber having an inlet configured to receive a high energy material from a high energy outlet. Additionally, the device can include a damper disposed proximate to the central chamber and comprising an energy absorbent material. In one aspect, the device can be used with a firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: OS Inc.
    Inventor: Russell Oliver
  • Patent number: 8200165
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus, including a transceiver adapted for use in a wireless network using a fast feedback channel design that incorporates a 2-two level adaptive fast feedback channel framework separating uplink (UL) fast feedback channels into primary and secondary UL fast feedback channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventors: Hongmei Sun, Changlong Xu, Qinghua Li, Yuan Zhu, Senjie Zhang, Yang Y. G. Gao, Jong-Kae J. K. Fwu, Hujun Yin
  • Patent number: 8197285
    Abstract: A conductive gasket includes a deformable contact region configured to provide compressive contact between the mounting surface of a connector (e.g., a right-angle micro-D connector) and a grounded surface of the substrate (e.g., PCB). A fastener region extends from the deformable contact region and is configured to align with a mounting region of the connector. A keep-out zone is provided adjacent to the deformable contact region and the fastener region and is configured to allow the pins of the connector to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Daniel R. Farmer
  • Patent number: 8196570
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a bow includes a handle portion and a bowstring. Compression members including primary compression elements and secondary compression elements are positioned on the ends of the handle portion. The compression elements are arcuate in shape and joined at the ends. As the bowstring is drawn, the compression members are compressed and energy is stored therein. The bow can include limbs that do not significantly deform or store energy as the bow is drawn. Upon release of the bowstring, the stored energy is rapidly returned to the bowstring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: TDJ Incorporated
    Inventors: Ronald J. Christensen, Jason Christensen
  • Patent number: 8199045
    Abstract: A polymer-based coating includes nickel nanostrands dispersed within a polymer, and a pigment that is conductive or semi-conductive dispersed in the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Exelis Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Rodgers, Randall W. Nish, Jason Jon Vogel
  • Patent number: 8191421
    Abstract: Methods and devices for a miniature, ultra-low power impact recorder for detecting, quantifying and recording the energy of an explosive blast or ballistic projectile impact. In one embodiment, the impact recorder can included a sensor comprised of an array of electromechanical resonators that is sensitive to the vibrations produced in selected, discrete frequency ranges that approximate the spectral signature characteristics of the shockwave resulting from the ballistic impact event, even after traveling through impacted material or body tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Tomasz J. Petelenz, Stephen C. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 8191852
    Abstract: A system and method for elevating a portion of a laptop relative to a support surface to improve underbody ventilation by obtaining one or more removable blocks having a tacky surface on one face of the block, removably adhering the tacky surface to either the laptop support surface or the underside of the laptop, and positioning the laptop on the support surface such that the removable block elevates a portion of the laptop above the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan J. Wheatley
  • Patent number: 8193883
    Abstract: A switching system includes two or more rotary switching mechanisms for selectively moving items. The switching system may be used for switching optical elements, such as filters, into and out of an optical path, for example selectively placing one of a group of available filters into the optical path. Each of the rotary switching mechanisms has a passive torque device, including a mechanical flexure and a magnetic latch, that provides most of the torque for moving an item between a retracted position and an extended position, and vice versa. The passive torque device has a pair of null positions or detents at the retracted and extended positions. A brushless DC motor is used to provide a force to get the passive torque device out of these null positions. Thereafter the passive torque device is able on its own to provide most of the torque for movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Geoffrey A. Long, Felix T. Sasso
  • Patent number: 8194502
    Abstract: A system and method for varying the directionality of an acoustic output of a loud hailing and warning device is disclosed. The method includes the operation of placing a sliding high-pass filter in a signal path of a transducer array having a frequency-dependant dispersion characteristic. A control is provided that varies a lower cutoff frequency of the sliding high-pass filter. The lower cutoff frequency of an electronic audio signal is variably controlled and sent to the transducer array to variably control the directionality of the acoustic output of the loud hailing and warning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: LRAD Corporation
    Inventor: James J. Croft, III
  • Patent number: 8191683
    Abstract: The subject invention features an entrance module for a height adjustable enclosure with a top portion movable with the respect to a bottom portion. The preferred entrance module comprises a hingedly attached platform movable between a stowed folded position and a deployed unfolded position. A locking assembly releasably locks the platform in the folded position independent of the position of the top movable part of the shelter. The preferred locking assembly includes a rail attached to the top movable portion of the shelter, one of a female and a male portion of a lock attached to and slideable along the rail, and the other of the female and the male portion of the lock attached to the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jason Rathbone, Frank Labarba, Bahram A. Adly
  • Patent number: 8188241
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of covalently attaching proteins to a substrate, particularly to methods of immobilizing proteins by posttranslationally modifying a cysteine residue of said protein through the addition of functional groups. The invention also relates to biological molecules used in such techniques, including proteins, and detection methods and kits that utilize such immobilized proteins, such as a microdevice or “protein chip”, a high-throughput screening device, and for the microscopy of proteins on a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Charles Dale Poulter, Guillermo Roberto Labadie, Cecile Gauchet, Rochelle Frances Hawkins Bohaty
  • Patent number: 8186386
    Abstract: A modular exhaust tube system for directing exhaust gases from an internal combustion engine. The exhaust tube system includes first and second elongate half-shells, with each half-shell comprising an elongate thin-wall body having a substantially U-shaped cross-sectional profile with a constant sideways opening along the length of the body. The exhaust tube system also includes a center brace having dimensions which span the length and height of the sideways openings. The sideways openings of the first and second half-shells are coupled together around the center brace to form a flattened elongate exhaust tube having an inlet end and an outlet end for directing exhaust gases from the internal combustion engine. In one aspect the first and second half-shells are selected from a group of interchangeable and modular half-shells having different substantially U-shaped cross-sectional profiles that are reversible top-to-bottom and end-to-end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Boyd L. Butler
  • Patent number: 8187539
    Abstract: An assembly for determining material properties and/or material concentrations of components of a sample, containing: a chromatographic separating column with a liquid mobile solvent; means for controlling the temperature inside the separating column between room temperature and 250° C.; means for creating a pressure level which is greater than ambient pressure inside the separating column; and a detector with a sample volume adapted to insert the components of the sample, is characterized in that the mobile solvent contains water to a large extent; means are provided for expanding the mobile solvent from the increased pressure level inside the separating column to the ambient pressure and for producing a phase change of the mobile solvent from the liquid to gaseous state; and means are provided for transferring the gaseous mobile solvent containing the components of the sample into the sample volume of the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Joint Analytical Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Gerstel, Jörg Radtke
  • Patent number: D660612
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Mity-Lite, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard D. Smith
  • Patent number: D660950
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathaniel Finlay
  • Patent number: D661132
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Joshua Hansen
  • Patent number: D661431
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Prime Global Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Denise Bagley