Patents Represented by Attorney Welsh Flaxman & Gitler LLC
  • Patent number: 8342902
    Abstract: A deer call includes a cylindrical mouthpiece in which a reed assembly is mounted for oscillatory movement creating a sound replicating that of a deer and a sound attenuating tube secured to the mouthpiece. The mouthpiece is composed of a rigid tubular member and an elastic skin secured about the tubular member. The rigid tubular member includes a central cut-out section exposing the elastic skin to an interior of the mouthpiece thereby defining the elastic skin resonance control surface, wherein the elastic skin in the area of the elastic skin resonance control surface includes a sound control aperture allowing the user to control air pressure within the mouthpiece and thereby control amplitude of sound generated by the deer call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: John Christopher Brown
  • Patent number: 8342384
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel process for producing a metal ceramic substrate, especially a copper-ceramic substrate, in which at least one metal foil at a time is applied to the surface sides of a ceramic layer or a ceramic substrate using a high temperature bonding process and the metal foil is structured on at least one surface side for forming conductive tracks, contact surfaces, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Curamik Electronics GmbH
    Inventor: J├╝rgen Schulz-Harder
  • Patent number: 8343073
    Abstract: A biopsy needle includes an outer cannula and an inner cannula. The inner cannula includes a distal end and a proximal end, the outer cannula being shaped and dimensioned to closely circumscribe the inner cannula for movement relative thereto. The inner cannula further includes a sample recess at its distal end, the sample recess including a dual cavity recess, wherein a first cavity has a parabolic shape and the second cavity has a circular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Stuart H. Miller
  • Patent number: 8323070
    Abstract: An apparatus allowing a woman to pump milk from her breasts without the necessity of the woman's hands holding the breast pumps utilizes at least one band of material encircling the woman's chest, the band of material provided with two openings corresponding to the woman's breasts. A center panel would be provided to adjust the fit of the band. Additionally, in another embodiment, a back panel would be used in conjunction with the center panel to connect left and right panels together, the left and right panels including openings for a woman's breast. In all of the embodiments, semicircular pieces would cover each of the openings. In yet another embodiment, a removable piece is attached to the front of the apparatus, allowing the woman to wear the apparatus all day, even in public.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Simple Wishes, LLC
    Inventor: Debra Abbaszadeh
  • Patent number: 8317676
    Abstract: A balloon-type gastric band includes a balloon shaped and dimensioned to circumscribe a stomach at a predetermined location. A supply tube is secured to the balloon for fluid communication with an internal cavity of the balloon, wherein the supply tube includes both at least one colored section and at least one clear section for respectively contrasting the supply tube from surrounding tissue when placed within a patient and facilitating identification of leaks within the supply tube. In accordance with an alternate embodiment the supply tube is colored while remaining translucent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher W. Widenhouse, Kevin R. Doll, Lauren S. Weaneer, Jeffrey P. Wiley
  • Patent number: 8320993
    Abstract: These are subcutaneous cavity marking devices and methods. More particularly, upon insertion into a body, the cavity marking device and method enable one to determine the center, orientation, and periphery of the cavity by radiographic, mammographic, echogenic, or other non-invasive imaging techniques. Also, the device contains a bioabsorbable or non-bioabsorbable marker. The device may be combined with various substances enhancing the radiopaque, mammographic, or echogenic characteristics of the marker or the body allowing it to be observed by any non-invasive imaging techniques. This is further a method of marking a subcutaneous cavity using a bioabsorbable material and a bioabsorbable or non-bioabsorbable marker in conjunction with the material. The method also may combine any of the features as described with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Laksen Sirimanne, Douglas S. Sutton, Natalie V. Fawzi, Gail Lebovic
  • Patent number: 8318110
    Abstract: Holding device for the arrangement of at least one optical component in front of a laser light source of a laser unit, including a first holding part to which at least one optical component is attached, the holding device furthermore including a second holding part which is attached to one part of the laser unit, and the first holding part being attached to the second holding part. Furthermore this invention relates to an arrangement with such a holding device and a process for producing this arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim microParts GmbH
    Inventors: Gert Blankenstein, Ralf-Peter Peters, Holger Bartos
  • Patent number: 8320994
    Abstract: These are biopsy cavity marking devices and methods. More particularly, upon insertion into a body, the cavity marking device and method enable one to determine the center, orientation, and periphery of the biopsy cavity by radiographic, mammographic, echogenic, or other non-invasive imaging techniques. Also, the device contains a detectable marker. The device may be combined with various substances enhancing the radiopaque, mammographic, or echogenic characteristics of the marker or the body allowing it to be observed by any non-invasive imaging techniques. This is further a method of marking a biopsy cavity using a bioabsorbable material and a detectable marker in conjunction with the material. The method also may combine any of the features as described with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Laksen Sirimanne, Douglas S. Sutton, Natalie V. Fawzi, Gail Lebovic
  • Patent number: 8312622
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel machining tool and a punching head for use in one such tool. An internal feed channel is formed between the connection for the external feed of components and the readiness position on the joining channel at least over a partial length of a deformable or flexible internal feed, so that the run of this feed within the tool and/or the correction of the feed to the external supply can be optimally matched to the respective tool execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Heiko Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8313276
    Abstract: For the automatic production of book covers for individual books with different format sizes, the data of the book to be bound are acquired and cataloged using software, the book covers are cut to the desired format, covering materials adapted to the format are applied to the book cover, the corners are folded, the endpapers are applied to the book covers and the text block and book cover are joined together, precisely positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Schmidkonz
  • Patent number: 8313299
    Abstract: An inline centrifugal wheel has a back plate and a hub extending from the back plate. A front plate has a diameter greater than the back plate and is inclined to extend downwardly from a central aperture to its outer perimeter. Blades extend between the back and front plate and have an outer edge extending between the outer edges of the front and back plate. The blades extend tangentially to the central aperture of the front plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Minel Kupferberg
  • Patent number: 8312659
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hand gun having at least one exchangeable magazine for cartridges, able to be inserted from below into a grip piece of the weapon. According to the invention, a security element is arranged in the grip piece of the weapon, which with the magazine removed blocks a grip security arrangement of the weapon on the grip piece and which on insertion of the magazine is acted upon by an element arranged on the magazine such that it moves within the grip piece, wherein through this displacement the blocking of the grip security arrangement is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: German Sport Guns GmbH
    Inventor: Dietmar Emde
  • Patent number: 8308755
    Abstract: A retractor for use in laparoscopic procedures includes an upper retractor ring, a lower retractor ring, and a retractor sheath extending between the upper retractor ring and the lower retractor ring to form a tubular passageway through which instruments or a medical practitioner's hands may pass during a medical procedure. The retractor sheath includes an elliptical passageway extending between lower retractor ring and the upper retractor ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Cronin, Anthony T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8304054
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayer material in which at least two components are jointed to each other via an adhesive bond. The adhesive bond is formed by an adhesive or bonding layer containing nanofiber material in a matrix that is suitable as an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Curamik Electronics GmbH
    Inventors: Xinhe Tang, Ka Chun Tse, Ernst Hammel, Ben Zhong Tang
  • Patent number: 8306916
    Abstract: A method and system are described for tracking a process of provisioning, by a middleware server to a portable device in a mobile payment system, electronic wallet data for authorizing a payment transaction. In an embodiment, a user request for a payment account product is transmitted by the portable device to the middleware server. In response, the middleware server initiates a provisioning process for the requested payment account product, including storing status data indicative of an initiated state of the provisioning process. The middleware server then transmits a digital document to the portable device, including information that must be viewed by the user, and updates the status data indicative of a transmitted state of the digital document. In response to receiving an indication that the digital document has been viewed, the middleware server updates the stored status data indicative of a digital document viewed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Barclays Bank PLC
    Inventors: Amy Sobocinski Romagnoli, Mike Starck, Thomas P. Akana, Loren Barton, Patrick Mesa, Leslie Moore
  • Patent number: 8306602
    Abstract: These are site marking devices for marking a selected site within tissue of a patient. More particularly, the devices include an elongated body of gel and a metallic band disposed at least partially surrounding the body of gel. The body of gel is recognizably artificial when the marker is subject to ultrasound or x-ray imaging. Therefore, it is readily distinguishable from biological features within the tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Laksen Sirimanne, Douglas S. Sutton, Natalie V. Fawzi, Gail Lebovic
  • Patent number: 8299636
    Abstract: A magnetized Foucault Pendulum electrical energy source having a gear transmission connected between the rotatable Foucault Pendulum and an electrical generator. A portion of the current from the generator is transmitted to an electromagnet which is periodically energized to repel a mass on the end of the pendulum to maintain the pendulum in continuous motion. The remaining portion of the electrical current is transmitted to individual households or to a power grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Douglas H. Cornish
  • Patent number: 8298133
    Abstract: A gastric band has a balloon shaped and dimensioned to circumscribe the stomach at a predetermined location and a belt extending about the balloon. Further, a linking layer is positioned between the balloon and the belt, wherein the linking layer is harder than either the balloon or the belt. Additionally, the belt includes a first latching member at a first end of the gastric band and second latching member at a second end of the gastric band, the first latching member and the second latching member being shaped and dimensioned for selective engagement to secure the gastric band about a stomach of a patient, wherein the first latching member and second latching member are composed of different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Wiley, Mark Tsonton, Norman D. Crawford, Kristin L. Jambor
  • Patent number: 8297640
    Abstract: Snow-ski board, especially a ski, having at least one trimming mechanism with at least one trimming rod with its axis oriented in the longitudinal direction of the snow-ski board, including at least one damping element and at least one adjusting or tensioning mechanism for supporting the trimming rod on both ends by adjustable mechanical tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Marker Volkl International GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Ametsbichler
  • Patent number: D670477
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Jeremy Russotti