Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.
  • Patent number: 6808716
    Abstract: Compositions comprising N-acetylamino acids and/or related N-acetyl compounds are useful to alleviate or improve various cosmetic conditions and dermatological disorders, including changes or damage to skin, nail and hair associated with intrinsic aging and/or extrinsic aging, as well as changes or damage caused by extrinsic factors. The N-acetylamino acid and/or related N-acetyl compound composition may further comprise a cosmetic, pharmaceutical or other topical agent to enhance or create synergetic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Inventors: Ruey J. Yu, Eugene J. Van Scott
  • Patent number: 6809703
    Abstract: An electronic tag (30, 40) is provided comprising a contactless integrated circuit (10) and a main coil antenna (Ls) comprising at least two distinct non-coplanar and/or non-coaxial windings (Ls1-Ls4) arranged in series. Applications to the reading of a tag from any face of a three-dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Inside Technologies
    Inventor: Didier Serra
  • Patent number: 6806244
    Abstract: Composition for use in a water tank in the kitchen or sanitary sector, characterized by a basic composition essentially evolving its function following addition to a first water filling of the water tank, in the form of a tablet and at least one particle, with at least one core, which comprises at least one substance evolving its function essentially following an at least partial emptying of the first water filling from the water tank and the inflow of fresh water and a covering substantially completely surrounding the core or cores comprising at least one compound, whose solubility increases with decreasing concentration of a specific ion in the surrounding medium, the at least one particle being so arranged in or on the tablet that the surface of the particle or particles is at most only partly in direct contact with the surface of the basic composition surrounding the same and the concentration of the specific ion in the local environment of the particle or particles is sufficiently high up to a substantia
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
    Inventors: Guido Waschenbach, Ralf Wiedemann, Enric Carbonell, Edgar Endlein, Karl-Ludwig Gibis
  • Patent number: 6805352
    Abstract: A progressive jackpot is awarded in a craps game. Three dice are used in the come-out roll. The progressive jackpot is funded with an ante from each player who places a bet in the craps game. A chance to win the progressive jackpot is initiated whenever a first predetermined outcome occurs in the come-out roll. The progressive jackpot is awarded to the current players if a roll subsequent to the come-out roll having a first predetermined outcome has a second predetermined outcome. The outcome of at least two of the dice in the come-out roll are used to determine the outcome of the craps game only if the come-out roll does not achieve the first predetermined outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Enlil-Enki Enterprises, S.A.
    Inventor: Samuel C. Hunter
  • Patent number: 6805995
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high-capacity sealed nickel-metal hydride storage battery superior in high-current discharge, without extending the injection time of an electrolyte. This battery includes an electrode group, a metal case for accommodating the electrode group, and a seal plate provided with a safety vent, for sealing an opening of the case, and the electrode group has a structure in which, round a non-sintered type cylindrical electrode of one polarity, a non-sintered type hollow cylindrical electrode of the other polarity and a non-sintered type hollow cylindrical electrode of the one polarity are layered alternately in the form of concentric circles with a separator between the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Yoshinaka, Shogo Yamamoto, Toru Inagaki, Yasushi Nakamura, Futoshi Tanigawa, Hideo Kaiya, Hiroki Takeshima
  • Patent number: 6804190
    Abstract: An optical disk includes a land and a groove. On this optical disk, data is recorded on both the land and the groove. A distance between the center of the land and the center of the groove adjacent to the land is 0.28 &mgr;m or more. The optical disk has a data efficiency of 80% or more. Thus, an optical disk having a storage capacity of 25 GB or more can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Ishida, Hiromichi Ishibashi, Mamoru Shoji, Atsushi Nakamura, Junichi Minamino, Shigeru Furumiya
  • Patent number: 6803148
    Abstract: In order to provide a nickel-metal hydride storage battery capable of preventing the formation of a minute chemical short circuit between the positive and negative electrodes while exhibiting an excellent self-discharge resistance, a nickel positive electrode plate is formed by filling an active material mainly composed of a hydroxide of nickel into a porous sintered nickel substrate, followed by further forming a layer of a manganese compound containing manganese with a valence of 2 or more on the surface thereof, and an alkaline storage battery is configured by using this nickel positive electrode plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soryu Nakayama, Kohji Yuasa, Hideo Kaiya
  • Patent number: 6802706
    Abstract: Device (10) and method to optimize the combustion of hydrocarbons able to be used as fuel and mixed with air containing oxygen, said device (10) comprising means (20, 23) to generate a magnetic field, advantageously of the pulsating type, in correspondence with a fuel feed pipe (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: E-Col. Energy SRL
    Inventor: Antonio Collesan
  • Patent number: 6800598
    Abstract: Composition for use in a water tank in the kitchen or sanitary sectors characterized by a basic composition essentially evolving its function following addition to a first water filling of the water tank, in the form of a tablet and at least one particle, with at least one core, which comprises at least one substance evolving its function essentially following an at least partial emptying of the first water filling from the water tank Ad and the inflow of fresh water and a covering substantially completely surrounding the core or cores comprising at least one compound, whose solubility increases with decreasing concentration of a specific ion in the surrounding medium, the at least one particle being so arranged in or on the tablet that the surface of the particle or particles is at most only partly in direct contact with the surface of the basic composition surrounding the same and the concentration of the specific ion in the local environment of the particle or particles is sufficiently high up to a substan
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
    Inventors: Guido Waeschenbach, Ralf Wiedemann, Enric Carbonell, Ludwig Hertling, Natascha Wolf Daschner
  • Patent number: 6801740
    Abstract: A developing device 4 includes a developing roller 10 that faces a drum 1, a supplying roller 11 that supplies the toner to the developing roller 10, and a toner container 15 for storing the toner. A toner layer forming roller 12 contacts the developing roller 10 and rotates in the same direction as the developing roller 10. A part of the toner is transferred from the developing roller 10 to the peripheral surface of the toner layer forming roller 12 to form a toner layer. The thickness of the toner layer on the toner layer forming roller 12 is regulated by a blade 13. According to the rotation of the toner layer forming roller 12, the toner layer is carried outside the toner container 15, where the toner layer is transferred to the peripheral surface of the developing roller 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Ito, Takuya Goto, Kentaro Hasegawa, Takanori Mimura
  • Patent number: 6796550
    Abstract: A humidifier includes a housing, a fan assembly, a wick assembly, a first humidity sensor, a second humidity sensor, and a controller. The housing has an air inlet, an air outlet, and a reservoir for holding water. The fan assembly creates an airflow through the housing from the inlet to the outlet. The wick assembly is in fluid communication with the water in the reservoir and extends into the airflow within the housing for adding moisture to the airflow. The first humidity sensor measures an ambient air relative humidity and produces a first signal corresponding to the ambient air relative humidity. The second humidity sensor measures an outlet air humidity and produces a second signal corresponding to the outlet air humidity. The controller is in electrical communication with the first and second humidity sensors. The controller receives the first and second signals and performs calculations to produce an output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick T. Mulvaney
  • Patent number: 6793207
    Abstract: A vibration isolator includes a first metallic mounting member; a metallic body member disposed away from the first metallic mounting member in the vibration input direction; an elastic body portion elastically connecting the first metallic mounting member and the metallic body member; and a second metallic mounting member. The metallic body member includes a flange portion protruding radially outward from a part of its end facing the first metallic mounting member and a first protrusion protruding radially outward from the remaining part of the end to a greater extent than does the flange portion. The opposite end of the metallic body member is plugged with a seal member to thereby form a liquid chamber within the metallic body member. The second metallic mounting member is fixedly press-fitted onto the metallic body member and includes a second protrusion. The first and second protrusions are superposed to thereby form a stopper portion. The stopper portion is covered and held by a stopper covering portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Umemura, Takehiro Okanaka
  • Patent number: 6795263
    Abstract: In a high-frequency impedance type magnetic head having high impedance and capable of efficiently detecting a change in impedance, an electrically conductive metal film is sandwiched between two soft magnetic films, and the two soft magnetic films form a portion of a magnetic path. The thickness of one soft magnetic film is smaller than the thickness of the other soft magnetic film. The electrically conductive metal thin film has a pair of electrodes at respective ends thereof, to which are connected an oscillator for applying a high frequency carrier signal to the electrodes and a high frequency amplifier having a demodulator circuit. Further, an electrically conductive metal film winding is provided, and a DC current is applied to the electrically conductive metal film winding at the time of reproduction, while on the other hand, a signal current is applied to the electrically conductive metal film winding at the time of recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Kuroe, Sayuri Muramatsu, Hirotsugu Fusayasu, Akio Murata
  • Patent number: 6793447
    Abstract: Method and device to make holes for components of wings for doors or windows comprising a frame consisting of uprights (14) on which blinds (16) oscillating with respect to an axis are mounted. The method provides to calculate the number of blinds (16) which can be applied in the wing and the interaxis “p” of the assembly holes (17) by dividing the height of the wing gap by the height of said blinds (16), rounding up the result of the division to obtain a whole number, calculating the overlap value between each blind (16) relation to the number of blinds (16) to be applied and comparing the overlap value obtained from this calculation with a pre-defined minimum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventor: Emilio Antonini
  • Patent number: 6793680
    Abstract: A knee joint endoprosthesis is provided having a femoral part (1) that can be linked with a shank part to be anchored in the femur, the femoral part being provided with two runners (2, 3) interlinked ventrally via a bridge. A tibia plateau part (5) interacts with a shank part to be anchored in the tibia and is provided with two slide guides (6) in which the runners (2, 3) of the femoral part (1) can roll off and slide. With increasing bend of the knee joint and upon exceeding a predetermined bending angle, the femoral part is allowed to perform an increasing rotation relative to the tibia plateau part (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: ESKA Implants GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Hans Grundei, Wolfram Thomas
  • Patent number: 6790558
    Abstract: A method of producing an electrode alloy powder is disclosed, wherein, to provide an electrode alloy powder capable of yielding an alkaline storage battery excellent in high-rate discharge property, self-discharge property and cycle life, a first step of immersing a starting powder comprising a hydrogen storage alloy containing 20 to 70 wt % of Ni in an aqueous solution containing 30 to 80 wt % of sodium hydroxide at a temperature of 90° C. or higher and a second step of washing with water the powder which has been subjected to the first step are conducted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignees: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukihiro Okada, Miho Kayama, Yoichiro Tsuji
  • Patent number: 6789677
    Abstract: A child-resistant container for holding an item includes a housing and a tray that is pivotably connected to the housing for pivotable movement between a closed position in which the tray is in the housing for preventing access to the item and an open position in which the tray extends out of the housing for exposing the item. A latch in the form of a flexible member is connected to the tray and is biased to engage the housing when the tray is in the closed position. A lock assembly is connected to the housing and is engageable with the tray when the tray is in the closed position. In use, the tray is secured in the closed position by the latch and the lock and is angularly displaceable from the closed position to the open position upon the simultaneous application of a first force to the latch, a second force to the lock and a torque to the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael G. Maietta
  • Patent number: 6787239
    Abstract: A material usable for the electrodes and the dielectric layer plasma display panels and capable of reducing the occurrence of yellowing and a high-image-quality plasma display panel using the material are provided. Using glass powder containing 25 to 50 wt % of Bi2O3, 5 to 35 wt % of B2O3, 10 to 20 wt % of ZnO, 5 to 20 wt % of BaO, 0 to 15 wt % of SiO2 and 0 to 10 wt % of Al2O3, the electrodes and the dielectric layer of a plasma display panel are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Fujii, Tatsuo Mifune
  • Patent number: D495599
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Drug Plastics & Glass Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick N. Biesecker
  • Patent number: D498000
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Robert Phillip Griffiths