Patents Examined by Rob Swiatek
  • Patent number: 9072228
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of treating mulch by applying an adhesive composition to bulk mulch and then bagging the treated mulch before the adhesive cures. The bagged mulch is later transported to a desired location and arranged into a mulch bed, and the adhesive cures by exposure to air and sunlight, thereby holding the mulch in place and preventing undesirable movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Samuel P. Carelli
  • Patent number: 9073632
    Abstract: The aerodyne, e.g. an airplane, includes: an auxiliary power unit suitable for producing electricity; a first electricity distributor connected to the unit; at least one flight propulsion engine including an electricity generator; at least one undercarriage motor, the motor enabling the aerodyne to taxi; and a second electricity distributor connected to the generator and to the undercarriage motor in order to transmit electricity from the generator to the motor independently of the first distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventor: Cedric Baumann
  • Patent number: 9073621
    Abstract: An aircraft includes an insulation system for thermal and acoustic insulation. The insulation system includes a cabin, an outer skin, a sound insulating unit, and a heat insulating unit. The sound insulating unit is designed to acoustically insulate the aircraft. The heat insulating unit is designed to thermally insulate the aircraft. The sound insulating unit and the heat insulating unit are arranged between the cabin and the outer skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Alexander Goehlich, Steffen Biesek, Cihangir Sayilgan
  • Patent number: 9072275
    Abstract: The Panoramic Pet View is a new approach to allowing pets to look through a wall or a fence. It provides a 180 degree view for the pet, and the pet can turn its head inside of the Panoramic Pet View. The design of this device allows the pet to hear sound as well as seeing in all directions including up and down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Dale Allen Kleuskens
  • Patent number: 9060497
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for brooding or growing poultry, wherein eggs of the first 3-5 layings of young animals, preferably hens younger than 29 weeks, usually starting from about 26 weeks, are collected and are hatched together, directly after hatching the hatched chicks are provided in crates with about 10-500 animals arranged in stacks in an incubator chamber, in which incubator chamber food and drinking are provided to each crate and the temperature, humidity, CO2 level and flow rate of air are controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Hatchtech Group B.V.
    Inventor: Tjitze Meter
  • Patent number: 9056682
    Abstract: A monument is provided for an aircraft. The monument includes, but is not limited to several system components with identical, substantially identical or similar functions that can be connected by way of a single system connection arrangement to the supply in the aircraft. Distribution of the supply media, received by the aircraft, to the individual system components takes place within the monument. The system connections can thus be identical to the system connections of a single monument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Ehlers, Mark Herzog
  • Patent number: 9055732
    Abstract: An assembly of a reservoir with a solid sole and an orthotic pad to provide a relatively simple, light weight portable system to allow equine hoof and leg cooling together with proper hoof support. The assembly and method is useful for preventive treatment for performance stress and lameness, including laminitis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventor: Monty L. Ruetenik
  • Patent number: 9056665
    Abstract: An aircraft exterior door installation with a door attached to an airframe. A damper is arranged to damp motion of the door as it is opened by rotating it away from the airframe. A coupling mechanism couples the damper with the door over an opening damping range and decouples the damper from the door at the end of the opening damping range. The damper does not damp the motion of the door as it opens beyond the opening damping range. Instead of damping the door over its full range of motion, it is only damped over a limited inner range of its motion. A further advantage of decoupling the door and the damper is that the damper does not need to extend into the airflow to the same extent as the door, thus minimizing aerodynamic drag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventor: Karounen Veerabadran
  • Patent number: 9049846
    Abstract: A foldable poultry brood box having a folding bottom, folding endwalls, and folding sidewalls provides a sheltered environment for the maturation of a brood of young poultry. Preferably, after the brood box is deployed, a floor overlay insert is placed and retained within the brood box to overlay, bridge over, and cover substantial portions of two floor free edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Robert W. Eason
  • Patent number: 9044109
    Abstract: A container, in which a quantity of water can be accommodated, includes a base, a peripheral wall that is upright with respect to the base, a water barrier provided within the peripheral wall and extending towards the base, an insertion opening in which the stem or stems of plant products, such as flowers, can be accommodated in such a way that these have access to the quantity of water, as well as retaining member for retaining the stems. The retaining member is designed for holding the stems pressed down in the direction of the base under preloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Pagter & Partners International B.V.
    Inventors: Janus Adriaan Willem De Pagter, Simon Eduard Niekolaas, Jeroen Johan Bruijns
  • Patent number: 9043962
    Abstract: A self-irrigating planter system that waters vegetation on a regular schedule using hollow upright supports to convey the water from a pump and reservoir to multiple organic-shaped pods that are attached to the upright supports in a tiered manner, and which uses gravity to deliver water so as to provide sustained plant growth and a healthier living environment with reduced energy usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: DANIELLE TROFE DESIGN, LLC
    Inventor: Danielle Kirby Trofe
  • Patent number: 9045220
    Abstract: Stable flight can be achieved without the need for a complicated throttle operation by a pilot even when part or all of control surfaces malfunction. A computer (15) calculates a thrust control signal for controlling engine thrust and a deflection angle control signal for controlling control surfaces based on state information regarding an airframe and an operation command signal from an operation end. An engine control unit (17) drives an engine based on the thrust control signal. An actuator (16) moves the control surfaces based on the deflection angle control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9045228
    Abstract: An arrangement at an aircraft of a dispenser unit for countermeasures. The arrangement including a wall of an aircraft fuselage. A dispensing nozzle is arranged on the dispenser unit through which the countermeasures are dispensed. The dispenser unit is arranged within the aircraft fuselage. An aperture for dispensing the countermeasures is arranged in the wall of the aircraft fuselage. The aperture is arranged to substantially coincide with the dispensing nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventor: Robert Melin
  • Patent number: 9038572
    Abstract: The “Microcosm Terrestrial and Aquatic Landscape Habitat” is a Main Basin Pond 4 surrounded on three sides by artificial rock, “Miniature Mountains” 3 a, 3 b, 3 c or Natural Looking Imitation Rocks. The fourth, front side has no “Miniature Mountains” or Natural Looking Imitation Rocks to enclose the Main Basin Pond. Instead, here I adhere on a Pane of Glass 2 a to the imitation rock surface using Silicon Sealant 2 b or other sealants 2 c: A pond-aquarium hybrid! The “Miniature Mountains” are higher than the water level in the Main Basin Pond. On the top or sides of the “Miniature Mountains” is an Upper Pool 5. Water in the Main Basin Pond is circulated up to the Upper Pool using a Submersible; Electric, Aquatic, Pump 8. From the Upper Pool, the Water then flows down a Water Course to the Waterfalls and back to the Main Basin Pond to oxygenate the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Nicholas Joseph Gramza
  • Patent number: 9038552
    Abstract: The invention provides a non-toxic photoluminescent adjuvant delivered to targeted crops, plants and seeds to assist spray operations in low light or dark light operations. These crops and plants include: not for human consumption crops, turf grass, ornamental flowers, seeds, shrubs and bushes. Spray operations are delivered to the foliar, crown and soil parts and seeds of a crop or plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Floratine Products Group, Inc
    Inventors: Kevin Cavanaugh, Timothy B. Cartwright
  • Patent number: 9038568
    Abstract: An advancement system for an in ovo injection apparatus is provided. Such an advancement system is configured to advance an egg carrier carrying a plurality of avian eggs to an injection assembly. The advancement system includes a guide assembly configured to receive the egg carrier and provide support thereto during advancement of the egg carrier. A manual advancement device slidingly engages the guide assembly such that the manual advancement device is movable along the guide assembly. The manual advancement device is capable of interacting with a trailing end of the egg carrier to advance the egg carrier to an injection position. At least one stop is positioned to interact with the manual advancement device during advancement of the egg carrier so as to prevent progression of the manual advancement device beneath the injection assembly, thereby locating the egg carrier at the injection position. An associated method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Zoetis LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Federowicz, Louis Pallay
  • Patent number: 9032662
    Abstract: A fish hook with multiple convex facets is provided. Each facet may have a length that is some multiple of the diameter of the hook body. In addition, each convex facet has a radius of curvature that is some multiple of the diameter of the wire. Each facet may alternatively be formed from first and second convex surfaces, having first and second curvatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: WRIGHT & MCGILL CO.
    Inventor: Joseph E. Bartell
  • Patent number: 9032660
    Abstract: A motion system for fishing lures provides vibration, buzz and hum to a conventional fishing lure or that is integrated to an interior portion of a fishing lure. The motion system enables the lure to give off signals and/or vibrations like a wounded fish may give off, without the fisherperson moving the lure. The motion system of the present invention can work in murky, stained water and at night to help fish locate the lure. The motion system may include a containment system that holds a coin/pancake type vibrator that is connected with a battery, typically a button-type battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: William George Vanacore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9032664
    Abstract: A plant growth container includes a tray, an inlet channel in the tray, a growth media retainer in the tray, one or more protrusions within the growth media retainer, an outlet channel connected to the growth media retainer, and a lid capable of being fixedly attached to the tray. The tray can be used in a hydroponic growth system for plants, where the system includes a container for growing plants. The container includes a tray, an inlet channel in the tray, a growth media retainer in the tray connected to the inlet channel, one or more protrusions in the growth media retainer, the protrusions capable of securing growth media from lateral movement, an outlet channel connected to the growth media retainer, and a lid. The system may include a reservoir for holding a liquid and a pump capable of pumping the liquid from the reservoir to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Fraunhofer USA Inc.
    Inventors: Vidadi Yusibov, Joey Norikane
  • Patent number: 9033280
    Abstract: A spacecraft carrier is disclosed. The carrier has a large internal volume for housing at least one spacecraft. The carrier can be used as a repair and maintenance facility in space for spacecraft. Manned and unmanned devices can be stored, repaired and resupplied. The carrier can also transport a number of spacecraft to other locations allowing for an efficient coordinated movement of many spacecraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Bigelow Aerospace
    Inventor: Robert T. Bigelow