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TMCNet:  U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Indiana (Dec. 3)

[December 03, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Indiana (Dec. 3)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Indiana.

*** Cummins Filtration IP Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Cummins Filtration IP, Minneapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,316,635) developed by Yuetao Zhang, Columbus, Ind., and Daniel D. Wilhelm, Nashville, Ind., for "methods of increasing accuracy of soot load estimates." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for improving the effectiveness of filters by increasing accuracy of an estimate of particulate matter loading remaining in the filter after cleaning. In one embodiment, the disclosed method includes removing soot from the DPF by cleaning, and measuring parameters for a set of predetermined criteria. The amount of soot present in the DPF is then estimated based on delta pressure. The resulting estimated soot load value accounts for the noise factors such as ash loading after extended operation. The value is then used to adjust for future measurements of soot loading in the DPF after subsequent regeneration treatments and/or used to diagnose the effectiveness of the cleaning. The method can also be applied to diagnostics of the DPF. When discrepancies between DPSLE and model-based soot load estimate are observed in healthy regenerations, failure modes such as plugged filter, extreme ash loading or substrate melting can be detected." The patent application was filed on June 13, 2008 (12/138,493). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,16,635.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,635&RS=PN/83,16,635 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.


*** Kolcraft Enterprises Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Kolcraft Enterprises, Chicago, has been assigned a patent (8,316,483) developed by Wesley H. Thomas, Kenosha, Wis., Phillip Holsinger, Arbor Vitae, Wis., and Traci J. Barron, St. John, Ind., for "foldable and portable playard assemblies with a storage compartment and methods of use thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Foldable and portable playard assemblies with a storage compartment and methods of use thereof are disclosed. An example playard includes a lower frame having a collapsed position and an erected position, an upper frame having a collapsed position and an erected position and a plurality of corner posts coupling the lower frame and the upper frame. The example playard also includes an upper extension member coupled to and extending from the upper frame and a lower extension member coupled to extending from the lower frame. The upper extension member, the lower extension and two of the plurality of corner posts form a storage compartment frame. In addition, the storage compartment frame remains in an extended position when the lower frame is in the collapsed position and the upper frame is in the collapsed position." The patent application was filed on July 5, 2011 (13/176,490). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,316,483&OS=8,316,483&RS=8,316,483 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Honeywell International Assigned Patent for Flow Equalizing Override Assembly for Fuel Divider System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,316,630) developed by Paul Futa, North Liberty, Ind., David Tuttle, South Bend, Ind., and David Lawrence, South Bend, Ind., for a "flow equalizing override assembly for fuel divider system." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A flow equalizing override assembly is provided for use in conjunction with a gas turbine engine (GTE) and a fuel divider system. In one embodiment, the flow equalizing override assembly includes a housing assembly, a fuel divider (FD) valve, a remotely-actuatable valve, and a controller. The FD valve includes: (i) a piston slidably disposed within the housing assembly and movable between a default position and a flow equalizing position, and (ii) a control chamber defined by the piston and the housing assembly. The remotely-actuatable valve is fluidly coupled to the control chamber and is configured to selectively adjust the fuel pressure therein. The controller is configured to command the remotely-actuatable valve to adjust the pressure within the control chamber such that the piston moves from the default position to the flow equalizing position after ignition of the GTE." The patent application was filed on Aug. 27, 2008 (12/199,328). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,16,630.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,630&RS=PN/83,16,630 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Lafayette Venetian Blind Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Lafayette Venetian Blind, West Lafayette, Ind., has been assigned a patent (8,316,911) developed by Jay R. Cleaver, Lafayette, Ind., for a "child safety lift cord system for window coverings." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A lift cord safety system for use with a Roman shade type window covering having a head rail, a bottom rail and a shade movable between a raised and a lowered position. At least one lift cord vertically extends down from the head rail toward the bottom rail. A flexible sleeve is associated with and substantially surrounds each lift cord. A set of vertically spaced guides are also associated with each lift cord and are attached to the shade. The sleeve and the lift cord are disposed within each guide of the associated set of vertically spaced guides. A zip tie affixes the sleeve to each guide of the associated set of vertically spaced guides." The patent application was filed on Jan. 6, 2011 (12/985,927). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,16,911.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,911&RS=PN/83,16,911 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Lippert Components Manufacturing Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Lippert Components Manufacturing, Goshen, Ind., has been assigned a patent (8,317,250) developed by Michael A. Schwindaman, Cassopolis, Mich., Thomas J. Rogers, Cassopolis, Mich., and Michael W. Howard, Elkhart, Ind., for a "method for installing actuation mechanism for extending and retracting retractable room for recreational vehicle." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A slide-out or retractable room for a mobile living quarters, such as a recreational vehicle, is provided with actuating assemblies mounted on opposite side walls of the slide-out room and the adjacent wall of the main living area. The actuating assemblies include a pair of parallel gear racks mounted on the side wall, which are engaged by pinions rotated by torque shafts mounted on the main living quarters. Each torque shaft is rotated by a separate motor. A roller engages a bearing surface on the lower portion of the gear racks. Accordingly, the slide-out room is extended and retracted by rotating the torque shafts to cause the gear racks and the attached slide-out room to extend and retract. The weight of the slide-out room is supported by the rollers, thereby supporting the slide-out room off of the floor of the main living quarters as it extends and retracts. A synchronizing control operates the motors." The patent application was filed on July 12, 2011 (13/180,687). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,317,250.PN.&OS=PN/8,317,250&RS=PN/8,317,250 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Cummins IP Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Cummins IP, Minneapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,316,829) developed by four co-inventors for an "apparatus, system, and method for efficiently operating an internal combustion engine utilizing exhaust gas recirculation." The co-inventors are Erik L. Piper, Columbus, Ind., Philip M. Dimpelfeld, Columbus, Ind., Santiago A. Durango, Dunlap, Ill., and Russell P. Durrett, Bloomfield, Mich.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for efficiently operating an engine utilizing exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). The apparatus includes an exhaust manifold receiving exhaust gas from a first cylinder set, an EGR manifold receiving exhaust gas from a second cylinder set, and a passage comprising a variable restriction. The passage fluidly couples the exhaust manifold to the EGR manifold. The apparatus further includes a controller with modules for interpreting engine operating conditions and controlling actuators in response to the engine operating conditions." The patent application was filed on Feb. 9, 2009 (12/368,230). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,16,829.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,829&RS=PN/83,16,829 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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