Patents Represented by Attorney Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr, Ltd.
  • Patent number: 7681571
    Abstract: Apparatus for delivery of humidified gases therapy includes a humidifier. A recorder records. An output interface allows for outputting of the recorded data. The recorder may also record data indicative of patient compliance with the humidified gases therapy. The apparatus may determine patient compliance from sensed delivered flow. Recorded humidity and compliance data retrieved from the apparatus are useful in methods for improving the efficacy of humidified gases therapy or diagnosing problems with the efficacy of humidified gases therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Ian Douglas Makinson, Alex Young, David Alan Bond
  • Patent number: 7681293
    Abstract: A C-frame for use in association with a fastener setting machine, such as a rivet setting machine. The C-frame is configured such that it can be used as a suspended C-frame or as a pedestal mounted C-frame. Specifically, the C-frame is configured such that it can be easily mechanically mounted on and electrically connected to a pedestal. The pedestal has a docking mechanism and the C-frame has corresponding structure which mates with the docking station to mechanically mount the C-frame to the pedestal. In addition, the pedestal includes an electrical connector which connects to, or mates with, a corresponding electrical connector on the C-frame. Preferably, buttons are provided on both the C-frame and the pedestal and docking the C-frame on the pedestal works to effectively transfer control of the rivet setting machine from the buttons on the C-frame to the buttons on the pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Acument Intellectual Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Victor A. Lanni, Philip Szuba
  • Patent number: 7681526
    Abstract: A watering disc for use in a nipple assembly of a watering line system has an outer rim portion and an upper surface extending inwardly from said outer rim portion to an aperture provided through a center of the watering disc. The upper surface defines a plurality of separators and a plurality of individual compartments in an alternating manner about a circumference of the watering disc. The plurality of separators generally extend from proximate the center of the watering disc to the outer rim portion in order to define each individual compartment between the outer rim portion and two adjacent separators. Each individual compartment is substantially formed in a concave manner and are configured to receive and retain water from the watering line system. The watering disc is formed of plastic and has reflective particles integrally formed therein for attracting poultry to the watering disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: CTB, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Richard Roes, Susan S. Hight, Lionel L. Kreger
  • Patent number: 7681575
    Abstract: A patient interface is described which is reduces the pressure of the mask on the users face. The patient interface has a sealing interface having an inner sealing member and an outer sealing member. The inner and outer sealing members are adapted to seal around the facial contours of a user providing a sealed fluid communication to the user's respiratory tract. The inner and outer sealing members are at least continuously in contact with each other around the portions where the sealing interface contacts the users facial contours. The inner sealing member may be provided with cut outs to provide additional flexibility to particular areas, such as the nasal bridge, upper lip or cheek regions and may be provided with a contoured edge to better fit the facial contours of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: David Fraser Wixey, Alastair Edwin McAuley, Christopher Earl Nightingale, Lewis George Gradon, Ivan Milivojevic
  • Patent number: 7677852
    Abstract: A lockbolt which includes a head portion and a shaft which extends from the head portion. The shaft includes at least a portion which is threaded and has a multi-lobular profile. A collar is swageable onto the multi-lobular threaded portion, and thereafter the lobes provide that the collar does not tend to vibrate loose from the threading. The fact that the section which has a multi-lobular profile is also threaded provides that the collar (or a conventional threaded nut) can be selectively rotatably removed and re-installed on the lockbolt. Before swaging, the collar may initially include a cylindrical bore, or a bore which is multi-faceted, preferably generally corresponding to the profile of the multi-lobular portion of the lockbolt. The lockbolt may also include a frangible pintail, wherein the multi-lobular threaded portion is disposed between the head portion of the bolt and the frangible pintail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Acument Intellectual Properties, LLC
    Inventor: Steven P. Donovan
  • Patent number: 7677853
    Abstract: A lockbolt which includes a head portion and a shaft which extends from the head portion. The shaft includes at least a portion which is threaded and has a multi-lobular profile. A collar is swageable onto the multi-lobular threaded portion, and thereafter the lobes provide that the collar does not tend to vibrate loose from the threading. The fact that the section which has a multi-lobular profile is also threaded provides that the collar (or a conventional threaded nut) can be selectively rotatably removed and re-installed on the lockbolt. Before swaging, the collar may initially include a cylindrical bore, or a bore which is multi-faceted, preferably generally corresponding to the profile of the multi-lobular portion of the lockbolt. The lockbolt may or may not include a frangible pintail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Acument Intellectual Properties, LLC
    Inventor: Steven P. Donovan
  • Patent number: 7665287
    Abstract: A pickup reel for a harvester which includes stops for preventing over-rotation of bat tubes. The pickup reel includes a main shaft and a plurality of reel arms which extend from the main shaft. A bat tube is engaged with an end of each of the reel arms. More specifically, the pickup reel includes a plurality of bat tubes, all of which are parallel to each other and parallel to the main shaft of the pickup reel. Each bat tube carries a plurality of tines and is supported by a plurality of reel arms which extend from the main shaft. Associated with each bat tube are a plurality of stops for defining the range of allowable rotation of the respective bat tube. By restricting the amount the bat tubes can rotate, crop does not tend to get wrapped around the bat tubes during operation of the harvester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: HCC, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis J. Jones
  • Patent number: 7661913
    Abstract: A hole saw includes a depth stop for limiting the depth of penetration of the hole saw into a workpiece. The blade of the hole saw includes a plurality of slots, one of which is used to receive the depth stop. The depth stop is mounted to the blade by positioning a portion of the depth stop within the slot and sliding the depth stop from an unsecured position to a secured position. Once in the secured position, a locking member is moved within the depth stop to secure the depth stop in place. In use, the blade is advanced through the workpiece until the depth stop contacts the proximal surface of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Greenlee Textron Inc.
    Inventor: William F. Nordlin
  • Patent number: 7663076
    Abstract: The invention relates to conductive materials particularly to serve as a heater. Heating means formed by or with electrically conductive materials are known and particularly effective for its flexibility is that sold under the British, Community and US Registered Trade Mark INDITHERM. Conductive rails are used to provide electrical connection to a source of power that need to have a commensurate flexibility, and the object of the invention is to ensure the maintenance of power to the full length of the conductive rail. This objective, is met by a construction comprising spaced first rails for the supply and return of electrical power, the said rails having a flexibility compatible with the semi-conductive material, and there being a supplementary rail attached to each first rail along the length thereof, the supplementary rails being flexible and having strength characteristics greater than those of the first rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Inditherm PLC
    Inventor: Colin Roy Tarry
  • Patent number: 7663275
    Abstract: A sensorless method and apparatus for detecting piston collisions in a free piston linear compressor motor. The waveform of the back EMF induced in the motor stator windings is analysed for slope discontinuities and other aberrations in a time window centred on the back EMF zero-crossings. Waveform slope artefacts are indicative of piston collisions and cause the motor power to be decremented in response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Appliances Limited
    Inventors: Ian Campbell McGill, Zhuang Tian
  • Patent number: 7658371
    Abstract: A system for producing removable portions having personalized information, for mass-distributable packets, by single-pass manufacturing, in which a printed web is slit into two ribbons, one of which is then folded and glued upon itself to create a multi-ply ribbon that appears to be of heavier stock than the original paper, and a label containing a magnetic strip is applied. The magnetic strip can be encoded with information personalized to the recipient or the advertiser. Alternatively, the multi-ply ribbon can be created by gluing together multiple ribbons, or by a combination of folding ribbons and gluing ribbons. The multi-ply ribbon is die cut into an inside portion and an outside portion and married to the other ribbon, after which the outside portion is removed, leaving the inner portion as removable portions. Alternatively, the folded ribbon can be kiss cut after it has been married to the other ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Lehigh Press, Inc.
    Inventor: David Deschryver
  • Patent number: 7653523
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method to utilize data from many different die sizes and products so that highly detailed wafer profiles can be generated that have an improved signal to noise ratio and spatial resolution. Instead of being limited to single die size like normal wafer maps, this method takes advantage of multiple die sizes and their variation in placement on the wafer to increase the information available about the wafer patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Whitefield, David Abercrombie
  • Patent number: 7647680
    Abstract: A nose assembly for fitting onto a fastener installation tool for installing fasteners of the type in which a part of the fastener is broken off during the installation process, the nose being provided with a housing and a sleeve, the sleeve having a spring, and a collar which is movable within the housing against resistance of the spring, wherein plunger means are provided on the collar, and wherein the sleeve is threadably engaged with the collar, such that movement of the sleeve causes corresponding movement of the collar and plunger means, the plunger means being arranged to actuate a trigger thereby to open an air valve and allow a flow of compressed air through the tool, thereby to allow installation of the fastener into a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Avdel UK Limited
    Inventor: Aiden Dear
  • Patent number: 7647749
    Abstract: A net derucking rectifier system is described. The system has a stuffer, a product horn having an upstream end and a downstream end, the upstream end mounted to the stuffer, a netting tube having an upstream end and a downstream end, the netting tube removably mounted coaxially over the product horn and having a tubular netting shirred thereon, a bracket mounted coaxially to the netting tube and having a plurality of fingers pointing radially inward to grip the netting, the bracket movable between a first position near the upstream end and a second position near the downstream end, the fingers biased to grip the netting when the bracket is moved from the first position to the second position and not to grip the netting when the bracket is moved from the second position to the first position, and a clipper located adjacent the distal end of the netting tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Poly-Clip System Corp.
    Inventors: Robert Pinto, Eggo Haschke
  • Patent number: 7645104
    Abstract: A blind fastener (11) for installation in a thermoplastic workpiece, which blind fastener has a leading end face (21) which is substantially flat and non-abrasive and without drilling teeth, so that when the leading end face of the fastener is held in contact with the near face of the thermoplastic workpiece (22) and heat and pressure are applied to the contacted area of the workpiece by means of the leading end of the fastener, the fastener progressively forms a hole through the thermoplastic workpiece in which hole it can then be installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Avdel UK Limited
    Inventors: Keith Denham, Jonathan Lee Brewer
  • Patent number: D609586
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventor: Michael H. Bertucci
  • Patent number: D609789
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Flex-Seal Couplings Limited
    Inventor: David John Milnes
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    Patent number: D612476
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Haiku Design SDN. BHD.
    Inventor: Ernest John Noble
  • Patent number: D612933
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Craig Robert Prentice, Alastair Edwin McAuley, Rory Alexander Monro, Nadjean Maurice Gabriel Geslain, Isaac Tristram Tane Mason
  • Patent number: D612934
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Craig Robert Prentice, Alastair Edwin McAuley, Rory Alexander Monro, Nadjean Maurice Gabriel Geslain, Isaac Tristram Tane Mason