Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Young & Basile, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8210402
    Abstract: A slag control shape is releasably mounted on a mounted member carried on a molten vessel or an adjacent base. The mounted member includes an L-shaped bracket carrying a movable member to release the slag control shape and an actuator for selectively releasing the slag control shape. The mounting member further includes a sleeve secured to the vessel or adjacent base. A rotating shaft is connectable to both the L-shaped bracket and sleeve to provide rotatable movement in selective positions, of the L-shaped bracket relative to the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: AJF, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Kleinow, Joseph Mullen
  • Patent number: 8132674
    Abstract: A tramp metal separation device includes a first housing having an inlet and an outlet, a first drawer and a second drawer. The first drawer and the second drawer each have a plurality of magnets and a wiper assembly, where each drawer is supported with respect to the first housing such that each first drawer is moveable between an extended position and a retracted position. In the extended position, the magnets of the respective drawer are positioned within the first housing and are adapted to be in contact with the stream of raw materials. In the retracted position, the magnets of the respective drawer are positioned outside of the first housing. The wiper assembly of each drawer removes contaminants from the magnets as the respective drawer moves from the extended position to the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Industrial Magnetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Allore, John Godzik
  • Patent number: 8024076
    Abstract: A plurality of buses of an electrical power system are grouped into agents, family lines of agents and families of agents based on the reactive reserves depleted when the buses are loaded. Contingencies are applied and the reactive reserves are monitored to determine an exhaustion factor for one or more family lines in one or more families. A boundary case solution exists for each outage that has no solution when the outage is removed in small steps and an additional step has no solution and is used to assess where, why, and how the contingency causes voltage instability, voltage collapse and local blackout. Based on this information, the voltage rescheduling, active rescheduling, unit commitment and load shedding is determined that can be used as preventive, corrective or emergency controls in system design and planning, operation planning, reactive and voltage management, real time control, and Special Protection System Control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Intelilcon, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Schlueter, Benjamin Ashton Minshall, Ryan Joseph Hunt
  • Patent number: 7984893
    Abstract: A process can include the step of forming a removable support having a complementary contour to a machined surface of a block of material to be processed in order to support the machined surface from an opposite planar surface formed on the removable support during machining of the opposite side of the block of material. The process can include the steps of processing a block of material on a machine to form one surface; inserting a support having a complementary contour to support the one surface and an opposite planar surface; rotating the block of material onto the opposite planar surface of the support to machine the opposite side of the block of material; releasing the support along a parting line defined by the complementary contour; and reusing the support for the next block of material having the same contour configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: RCO Engineering
    Inventors: Elmer Drew, Dale Drew, Jason Benolt, Rick Dries, Gary Bisson, Michael Carollo
  • Patent number: 7981461
    Abstract: An implantable device composed of a biocompatible material having an enhanced surface topography that has an implanted calcium ion concentration and method of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventors: Frederick S. Georgette, Lee Allen Stouse
  • Patent number: 7889791
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for producing a fully scalable compressed representation of video sequences, so that they may be transmitted over networks, such as the Internet, for example. Because the signal is scalable, users receiving the signal can obtain the signal at the appropriate resolution and quality that their system will handle or that they desire. The invention implements a “motion compensated temporal wavelet transform” in order to enable compression of the video in a scalable fashion while still taking advantage of inter-frame redundancy in a manner which is sensitive to scene and camera motion. The motion compensated temporal wavelet transform is implemented by decomposing the video sequence into a set of temporal frequency bands and then applying a sequence of motion compensated lifting operations to alternately update an odd frame sub-sequence based upon an even sub-sequence and vice versa in a manner which is sensitive to motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: David Taubman
  • Patent number: 7874259
    Abstract: Road and marine steering means in an amphibious vehicle are linked so that the ratio between them is variable. In a first embodiment, an arm connects a lever to a steering rack. A cable operates the marine steering means. The lever pivots about a pin, which may be moved along a slot by the motor and gearbox driving screw shaft. At pin position A, full road steering travel x is achieved with minimal marine steering travel. At pin position B, road and marine steering have equal travel x?; and at position C, full marine steering travel z is achieved with minimal road steering travel y. In a further embodiment, a lever arm fixed to steering rack casing has a cam profile constraining pin. Full marine steering travel z of the cable is achieved over rack travel y. The steering wheel controls both road and marine steering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Gibbs Technologies Limited
    Inventors: James Neville Randle, Terence James Roycroft
  • Patent number: 7805857
    Abstract: A dual-purpose, cooling/drying apparatus comprising a rotatable cooling/drying cylinder wherein air, steam, and water supplied from sources external of the cooling/drying cylinder are selectively introducible into and removable from a space defined inside the cylinder. The apparatus includes a first flow path through which the water is selectively introducible into the cylinder space, and a second, separate flow path through which either of the air and steam are selectively introducible into the cylinder space. The apparatus is characterized by a cooling mode, in which the water and air are selectively introducible into the cylinder space through the first and second flow paths, respectively, and a drying mode, wherein the steam is selectively introducible into the cylinder space through the second flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Kadant Johnson, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan T. Ives
  • Patent number: 7770743
    Abstract: A support structure for hanging plants. The support structure includes a plurality of frames having a plurality of clamping sites formed thereon and a plurality of mounting members formed thereon. A plurality of rods are supported by the frames for suspending the hanging plants therefrom, wherein at least two frames support each rod. A plurality of clamping members are connectable to a respective clamping site for securing the rods to the frames. The frames are supported by a base portion, wherein a plurality of elongate support members extend between the base portion and the frames to hold the frames above the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventors: Matt Janowak, Gary Lowell
  • Patent number: 7719978
    Abstract: The invention is concerned with the transmission of streaming scalable data, particularly video data, through lossy communication channels, for applications in which limited retransmission is possible, and the associated reception and decoding of transmitted data. The PET (Priority Encoding Transmission) framework is used and the invention exploits both unequal error protection and limited retransmission. Each element in the scalable representation of each frame can be transmitted in one or both of two transmission slots, depending on the availability of the data received from the first of the two transmission slots. An optimization algorithm determines the level of protection which should be assigned to each element in each slot, subject to transmission bandwidth constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: NewSouth Innovations Pty Limited
    Inventors: David Taubman, Johnson Thie
  • Patent number: 7714015
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and composition for treating sunburned skin. The present invention provides a method and composition for applying a mixture of indomethacin and moisturizing lotion topically to sunburned skin. The composition includes a mixture having substantially 100 milligrams of indomethacin per 30 cc of moisturizing lotion. The moisturizing lotion is marketed under the trade name Cetaphil® and includes the following ingredients: purified water, glycerin, hydrogenated polyisobutene, cetearyl alcohol (and) ceteareth-20, macadamia nut oil, dimethicone, tocopheryl acetate, stearoxytrimethylsilane (and) stearyl alcohol, panthenol, farnesol, benzyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, sodium hydroxide, and citric acid. It is theorized that the Cetaphil® provides certain pH and viscosity levels which allow for the stabilization and solubilation of the indomethacin within the Cetaphil®.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Lil Brat Pharmaceuticals of Marlette, MI
    Inventor: Wayne Dittrich
  • Patent number: 7694717
    Abstract: A cover assembly (10) is provided and includes a flexible fabric cover (21) within which a plurality of elongate, hollow thermal transfer fluid profiles (12) is positioned. Each of the profiles includes an arcuate outer surface (13) adapted to conform with an exterior of a fluid conduit (20). The cover assembly may be fastened circumferentially about a fluid conduit to position and maintain the profiles in thermal contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventors: Michael R. Bonner, Willem A. Cline
  • Patent number: 7618068
    Abstract: A siphon elbow for pivotally connecting separate horizontal and vertical siphon pipes in fluid communication, comprising a horizontal body and a pivot body. The horizontal body has a first, longitudinally-extending passageway defined therethrough between opposite first and second open ends, the first open end connectable to an end of a horizontal siphon pipe. A second passageway is defined transversely through the horizontal body and intersects the first passageway. The second passageway is at least partially defined by opposite openings in the horizontal body. The pivot body has a passageway defined transversely therethrough between first and second open ends, the second open end being connectable to an end of a vertical siphon pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Kadant Johnson, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim N. Henry, Kenneth C. Lahrke, III
  • Patent number: 7510109
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for randomly interchanging up to four pairs of side framing gates at a framing station of a vehicle assembly line while maintaining a predetermined build cycle time interval of the assembly line. The system employs first and second carousels positioned on opposite sides of the assembly line upstream of the framing station and third and fourth carousels positioned on opposite sides of the production line downstream of the framing station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Comau Pico, Inc.
    Inventors: Velibor Kilibarda, Leonard A. Zanger
  • Patent number: 7484638
    Abstract: A method of providing access to the contents of a disposable drink cup having a plastic drink-through lid of the type having a deck, a peripheral skirt, and a partially separable, preformed tab in the deck to form a drink-through hold which does not extend through the peripheral skirt. The tab has an upstanding thumb catch preformed thereon. The fold back hinge is formed in the deck immediately adjacent the tab and spaced less than about one-half of the lid radius from the periphery. This creates a very short throw which allows a user to open the tab and lock it back with one finger of the same hand that is holding the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: M & N Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Ivonis M. Mazzarolo
  • Patent number: 7429116
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a projection objective (22) of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus (10). The projection objective (22) comprises at least one mirror (M1 to M6) that each have a mirror support (241 to 246) and a reflective coating (26) applied thereon. First imaging aberrations of a pre-assembled projection objective are measured. Before the coating (26) is applied, the mirror supports (241 to 246) are provided with a desired surface deformation (34). If the mirrors (M1 to M6) are not reflective for projection light without the coating (26), measuring light is used that has another wavelength. Alternatively, two identical mirror supports (246) may be provided. One support having a reflective coating is part of the pre-assembled projection objective whose imaging aberrations are measured. The other support is provided with surface deformations before coating and mounting the support into the objective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT AG
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Mann, Stephan Muellender, Johann Trenkler, Hartmut Enkisch
  • Patent number: 7423765
    Abstract: In a method for improving imaging properties of an illumination system or a projection objective of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus, which comprises an optical element having a surface, the shape of the surface is measured directly at various points. To this end, a measuring beam is directed on the points, and the reflected or refracted beam is measured, e.g. using an interferometer. Based on deviations of the measured shape from a target shape, corrective measures are derived so that the imaging errors of the optical system are improved. The corrective measures may comprise a change in the position or the shape of the optical element being analyzed, or another optical element of the optical system. The target shape of the surface may, for example, be determined so that the optical element at least partially corrects imaging errors caused by other optical elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT AG
    Inventors: Joerg Tschischgale, Toralf Gruner
  • Patent number: 7341567
    Abstract: A traction device for use on a support surface which includes a body contacting assembly which releasably contacts the a suitable anatomical region of the patient, a gas spring and associated assembly, the gas spring variable between an extended rest position and a contracted force exerting position, and means of relieving traction force exerted by the gas spring and associated assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventor: Anthony T. D'Amico
  • Patent number: 7315735
    Abstract: A location detection system for locating a mobile device placing an emergency 911 call within a facility having a distributed antenna system. The location detection system includes one or more detection units located within the distributed antenna system and being associated with one or more antennas. Each detection unit monitors a dedicated emergency 911 channel for activity and alerts a monitor unit if activity is detected. The monitor unit determines the location of the antenna receiving the emergency 911 call based upon the identity of the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: P.G. Electronics Ltd.
    Inventor: Gerald Graham
  • Patent number: D602272
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Inventor: Scott D. Wehner