Patents Represented by Attorney Ware, Fressola, Van Der Sluys & Adolphson LLP
  • Patent number: 8336799
    Abstract: A bail assembly is provided for a spinning reel of the type having a spool mounted for reciprocal and rotational movement with respect to a body, a drag system, a rotor with a line pickup generally surrounding the spool, and a handle drive mechanism for reciprocating the spool and rotating the rotor thereabout to wind line onto the spool. The bail assembly has a bail wire formed of spring tempered stainless steel wire stock and is bent in an arc with first and second ends respectively attached to the rotor by generally diametrically opposed first and second end mounts. The arcuate bail wire exerts spring tension and the end mounts are cooperatively configured so that the bail wire is manipulable in spring toggle motion from an open position permitting line to play freely off the spool to a closed position directing line to the line pickup for collecting line on the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ZeeBaas, LLC
    Inventor: Robert W. Koelewyn
  • Patent number: 8329459
    Abstract: A triphasic bioreactor for physico-chemically treating a gas is disclosed. The triphasic bioreactor comprises a reaction chamber with a liquid and biocatalysts in suspension in the liquid, for catalyzing a reaction between the gas and the liquid to obtain a treated gas and a solution containing a reaction product. A gas bubbling means is provided in the reaction chamber for bubbling the gas to be treated into the liquid thereby dissolving the gas into the liquid and increasing a pressure inside the reaction chamber. The bioreactor further comprises a liquid inlet in fluid communication with the reaction chamber for receiving the liquid and filling the reaction chamber, a liquid outlet in fluid communication with the reaction chamber for releasing the solution and a gas outlet in fluid communication with the reaction chamber to release the treated gas. The bioreactor further comprises a retention device to retain the biocatalysts in the reaction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: CO2 Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Carmen Parent, Frédéric Dutil
  • Patent number: 8331952
    Abstract: A method of enabling a first wireless information device to access absolute location data in which the first wireless information device does not possess its own absolute location finding system but is instead able to receive, over a wireless network, absolute location data from a second wireless information device that does have its own absolute location finding system. The present invention hence enables wireless information devices to share absolute location data: for example, a mobile telephone with GPS capability can be used as a local ‘beacon’ to broadcast its absolute location to any nearby devices over a personal area wireless network (e.g. a Bluetooth network) so that those nearby devices can use that location data. Hence, a camera with no location finding system of its own could obtain location data from a nearby GPS equipped mobile telephone over a Bluetooth PAN and watermark its images with location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: John Pagonis, Mark Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8329460
    Abstract: A triphasic bioreactor for physico-chemically treating a gas is disclosed. The triphasic bioreactor comprises a reaction chamber with a liquid and biocatalysts in suspension in the liquid, for catalyzing a reaction between the gas and the liquid to obtain a treated gas and a solution containing a reaction product. A gas bubbling means is provided in the reaction chamber for bubbling the gas to be treated into the liquid thereby dissolving the gas into the liquid and increasing a pressure inside the reaction chamber. The bioreactor further comprises a liquid inlet in fluid communication with the reaction chamber for receiving the liquid and filling the reaction chamber, a liquid outlet in fluid communication with the reaction chamber for releasing the solution and a gas outlet in fluid communication with the reaction chamber to release the treated gas. The bioreactor further comprises a retention device to retain the biocatalysts in the reaction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: CO2 Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Carmen Parent, Frederic Dutil
  • Patent number: 8330453
    Abstract: The invention concerns a current detection apparatus for detection of a current flowing through a conductor (1) by detection of a magnetic field surrounding the conductor. The current detection apparatus includes at least one sensor element (3) provided on a carrier portion (4) for detection of the magnetic field, and a predetermined region (S) of the conductor (1), at which the at least one sensor element is arranged. The conductor (1) in the predetermined region (S) has a plurality of conductor portions (11, 12; La, Lb) which have the current to be measured flowing therethrough in the same direction and which are spaced from each other by a predetermined spacing and which form an intermediate space (2). The carrier portion (4) is fitted into the intermediate space in such a way that the at least one sensor element (3) is arranged outside the intermediate space in adjacent relationship therewith in the magnetic field of the conductor (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Seuffer GmbH and Co. KG
    Inventors: Kai Hotz, Rainer Dudzik
  • Patent number: 8329458
    Abstract: A triphasic bioreactor for physico-chemically treating a gas is disclosed. The triphasic bioreactor comprises a reaction chamber with a liquid and biocatalysts in suspension in the liquid, for catalyzing a reaction between the gas and the liquid to obtain a treated gas and a solution containing a reaction product. A gas bubbling means is provided in the reaction chamber for bubbling the gas to be treated into the liquid thereby dissolving the gas into the liquid and increasing a pressure inside the reaction chamber. The bioreactor further comprises a liquid inlet in fluid communication with the reaction chamber for receiving the liquid and filling the reaction chamber, a liquid outlet in fluid communication with the reaction chamber for releasing the solution and a gas outlet in fluid communication with the reaction chamber to release the treated gas. The bioreactor further comprises a retention device to retain the biocatalysts in the reaction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: CO2 Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Carmen Parent, Frédéric Dutil
  • Patent number: 8330237
    Abstract: An MEMS component including a monolithically integrated electronic component with a multi-plane conductor track layer stack which is arranged on a substrate and into which is integrated a cantilevered elastically movable metallic actuator which is arranged in the multi-plane conductor track layer stack at the level of a conductor track plane and is connected by via contacts to conductor track planes which are arranged thereabove or therebeneath and which apart from an opening in the region of the actuator are separated from the conductor track plane of the actuator by a respective intermediate plane insulator layer, wherein the actuator is formed from a metallically conductive layer or layer combination which is resistant to corrosive liquids or gases and which contains titanium nitride or consists of titanium nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: IHP GmbH—Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics
    Inventors: Jürgen Drews, Karl-Ernst Ehwald, Katrin Schulz
  • Patent number: 8328048
    Abstract: A package for containing and dispensing of pourable product has a sheet material bag. A dispenser tube is inserted through a seam of the bag, where a pouring spout of the tube extends into the bag from the bag seam and a sealing sleeve extends outwardly from the bag seam. An openable/closeable seal extends across the end of the sealing sleeve, the openable/closeable seal having first and second strips with releasably interengaging configuration. The openable/closeable seal may be opened and the pouring spout everted through the sealing sleeve. The pouring spout is longer than the sealing sleeve and extends past the open seal. The openable/closeable seal is a zipper seal or a slide seal. The package may have a box in which the bag and dispenser tube are contained prior to and after use in dispensing a pourable product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: IPI, Inc.
    Inventors: Michell C. Tschantz, Kerry M. McKinley
  • Patent number: 8308028
    Abstract: A dispenser (1) has a source (2) of medicament with a transparent reservoir (3) of glass sheathed in a transparent plastics material shrink wrapping (4), which provides an enclosure against explosion of the glass in the event of accidental breakage of the glass. The reservoir contains not only a liquid medicament (5), but also a gaseous propellant liable to cause the glass to explode if broken. A valve (6) of the source is within a body (7) of the dispenser. The valve is attached to the reservoir by a crimped on aluminum sleeve (8). With the dispenser inverted the level (14) of the medicament (5) is within the tapered tip when the medicament is close to being used up. As use of the dispenser continues, the level falls progressively faster, giving the user an indication that a fresh dispenser will soon be required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Clinical Designs Limited
    Inventor: Raymond John Bacon
  • Patent number: 8307202
    Abstract: The invention relates to method and system for using PKCS and especially PKCS#10 registration standard on a mobile environment and in particularly in a WPKI (Wireless PKI) environment comprising a registration server and a client provided with a key pair is provided only with a part of the certificate request info defined on the PKCS registration standard. A PKCS registration structure is formed by the client of said part of the certificate request info and the public key to be registered, after which a verifying code is determined using at least part of said formed PKCS registration structure. Finally said verifying code and the public key are delivered to the registration server advantageously without delivering said part of the certificate request info received at first by the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Valimo Wireless Oy
    Inventors: Petteri Heinonen, Michael Alexander Webster, Juha Lindström
  • Patent number: 8297514
    Abstract: A printed electronic tag (2) for packaging comprising a first set of spaced, electrically-conductive lines (4) overlying a substrate (5), an electrically-insulating layer (6) overlying at least a portion of the first set of lines, a second set of spaced, electrically-conductive lines (8) overlying the insulating layer, arranged to cross the first set of lines, the insulating layer configured to provide at least one region (10) for providing electrical contact between a line in the first set of the conductive lines and a line in the second set of lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Novalia Limited
    Inventor: Kate Jessie Stone
  • Patent number: 8295921
    Abstract: A method of electrical impedance imaging using multiple electrodes in which each of the multiple electrodes does not contact the object to be imaged but is electrically coupled to the object via electrically conductive fluid in which the object is at least partially immersed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: De Montfort University
    Inventor: Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 8289877
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method, and a corresponding apparatus, for maintaining the settings of a user equipment, comprising: monitoring at least one stored setting in the terminal; responsive to a change in said at least one stored setting notifying a controller; and responsive to said notification selectively resetting said at least one stored setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Calin Turcanu, Hans-Mathias Glatzer
  • Patent number: 8284683
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method for selecting a preferable codec mode for a connection between a first communication device (UE1) and a second communication device (UE2), where the devices communicate via a network. An element in the network observes a quality of said connection. The quality is based on a data error level of network resource. Based on the observation the network element judges a preferable operational mode of the codec, from a group of operational modes of the codec. The preferable codec mode is based on the quality level of the connection. In the preferred embodiment, if a Radio Network Controller (RNC) observes congestion by observing Real-Time Protocol (RTP) header information, the RNC judges a lower codec mode for the connection. The lower mode for the connection is judged if there is at least one gap in a sequence of detected packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Sisvel International S.A.
    Inventors: Juha Kalliokulju, Igor Curcio
  • Patent number: 8277263
    Abstract: An intersystem grounding bridge has an elongated housing made from electrically conductive material, the housing including a plurality of channels spaced along a longitudinal axis thereof, the channels for receiving a grounding wire/conductor associated with a communication system component. The housing has a plurality of corresponding threaded apertures dimensioned for receipt of set screws for securing a grounding wire/conductor inserted in a corresponding channel. The intersystem grounding bridge includes a split bolt portion extending substantially in line with the elongated axis of the housing and having an open ended slot formed therein dimensioned for receiving a grounding rod/conductor, the split bolt portion having threads formed thereon for receiving a threaded fastener for securing the grounding rod/conductor to the split bolt portion. A pressure bar having a bottom portion dimensioned for contacting the grounding rod/conductor in the split bolt portion may also form part of the grounding bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Bridgeport Fittings, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8272883
    Abstract: An intersystem grounding bridge and associated intersystem grounding bridge system includes a cylindrical housing formed from an electrically conductive material, the housing having a plurality of channels in a first face of the housing for receiving and holding grounding conductor wires of associated communication components, a plurality of threaded apertures in the cylindrical surface of the housing for receipt of set screws so as to secure grounding wires inserted within these first channels, and a second channel formed in a second face of the cylindrical housing for receiving a grounding and an associated grounding conductor wire. A second threaded aperture in the cylindrical housing in cooperates with the second channel to secure a grounding rod and, if present, the associated grounding conductor wire. The grounding bridge may include a cover to form an intersystem grounding bridge system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Bridgeport Fittings, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Smith
  • Patent number: D668617
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Bridgeport Fittings, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth M. Kiely
  • Patent number: D668618
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Bridgeport Fittings, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Smith
  • Patent number: D671885
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: miniJOULE GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: André Steinau
  • Patent number: D672318
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Bridgeport Fittings, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Smith