Patents Represented by Law Firm Berman, Aisenberg & Platt
  • Patent number: 5009384
    Abstract: An overhead support system for TV monitors comprising a shoe releasably and slidably insertable into seated position into a pocket in an upper portion of the monitor housing. The shoe carries electrical contacts to mateably engage with corresponding electrical contacts for the monitor when in seated position. Conductor cables are embedded in the shoe and extend from the electrical contacts through a pipe, one end of which is secured to the shoe and the other end of which passes through shock absorbing material supported on an overhead support frame to threadably engage an anchor means supported on the shock absorbing material. This system securely supports such monitors in overhead locations such as on buses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Assignee: Inter-Link Communciations Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Gerke, Michael MacDonald
  • Patent number: 5009026
    Abstract: A bait-saving fish hook includes a rearward eye portion, a shank portion, and a forward hook portion together with a bait guard attached to the eye portion. The bait guard includes an elongated flexible member secured to the eye portion extending forwardly along at last one side of the shank portion, following the curve of the hook portion and extending rearwardly to and in engagement with the barbed point. The bait guard preferably returns correspondingly along the other side of the hook portion to be engaged with the eye portion of the fish hook. A slider can move from adjacent the eye portion to hold bait secured on the hook in place adjacent the barbed point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Inventor: Newsome E. Corbitt, III.
  • Patent number: 5009273
    Abstract: There is provided a new and useful deflection method and apparatus for use in directional drilling, the apparatus comprising a housing which is adapted to be disposed about a drill string and to be rotatable relative to the drill string; a deflection member pivotally connected to the housing and moveable between a first equilibrium position in which the member is in a retracted position adjacent the housing and a second position in which the member is biased toward an extended position outwardly of the housing; means for maintaining the member in the first equilibrium position; means responsive to an external force for releasing the member from the equilibrium position; and means for biasing the deflection member into the extended position; and wherein the means for biasing is responsive to the release of the deflection member from the first equilibrium position to move the deflection member toward the second position. The method comprises the use of an apparatus such as that of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Assignee: Foothills Diamond Coring (1980) Ltd.
    Inventor: Piotr Grabinski
  • Patent number: 5008984
    Abstract: A jewelry closure includes a pair of closure members for magnetically engaging together. One or both closure members includes a magnet. A first closure member of the pair is supported by a casing which extends outwardly to receive the second closure member when both closure members are magnetically engaged together. The closure is secured by a clip attached to the outer surface of the casing. A portion of the clip lies adjacent an outer end surface of the second closure member when the closure is secured. In closed position the clip prevents the closure members from being separated when the jewelry closure is secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Inventor: Davida Levy
  • Patent number: 5009723
    Abstract: A high strength non-magnetic stainless steel comprising, by weight ratio, less than 0.20% C, less than 1.00% Si, 14-16% Mn, less than 0.005% S, 0.2-1.0% Ni, 15-19% Cr, 0.30-0.40% N, and Fe and other impurity elements, of which C+N constitutes 0.40-0.55% and the Mn equivalent equals 30-33. The stainless steel has a hardness more than Hv 500, a magnetic permeability less than 1.01 after drawing, the steel may be suitably used as the steel for the micro shafts of video tape recorders and electromagnetic valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Assignee: Aichi Steel Works, Ltd
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Honkura, Toru Matsuo, Kouji Murata
  • Patent number: 5008155
    Abstract: Aqueous dispersion for the production of crosslinkable surface coatings, containing, as the binder, a crosslinkable dispersion copolymer formed from olefinically unsaturated monomers and, if appropriate, further customary formulation constituents of lacquers, the dispersed particles of copolymer having average particle diameters from 0.5 to 10 .mu.m and the proportion in the dispersion copolymer of comonomer units carrying crosslinkable groups being greater than 10% by weight, relative to the dispersion copolymer.The preparation of the dispersion by emulsion or suspension copolymerization, in particular with the addition of free radical chain transfer substances, and also the use of the dispersion as a constituent of baking lacquers, hydrofillers, metallic paints and EPC paints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dieter Engel, Josef Mondt, Klaus Zimmerschied
  • Patent number: 5007202
    Abstract: A guiding slideway for a moving sheet, in particular for a motor vehicle window, the slideway being intended to be mounted in a generally channel-section frame whose flanges terminate in sharp edges, the slideway including two sealing lips connected to two side flanges which are interconnected by a transverse web, wherein said web (20) and its portions connecting it to said side flanges (15) are shaped to constitute a resiliently deformable toggle action linkage which is disposed in such a manner that the slideway can easily be inserted without force into said frame while said slideway is in its rest position, i.e. the position it takes up when no external force is applied thereto, after which said slideway is deformed in such a manner as to lock it into place in the frame merely by pressing against said web in such a manner as to operate said toggle action linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: Hutchinson
    Inventor: Henri Guillon
  • Patent number: 5006514
    Abstract: An .alpha.,.alpha.-trehalose trimycolate represented by formula: ##STR1## (wherein R.sup.1 through R.sup.8 each represents a hydrogen atom or mycolic acid residue, and three of R.sup.1 through R.sup.8 are mycolic acid residues; these mycolic acid residues may, or may not be identical with each other).Since the said .alpha.,.alpha.-trehalose trimycolate possesses both immunopotentiating activity and antitumor activity on animals and is low in toxicity, it is expected to be applied to a protective drug against infection of various microbes, an antitumor agent and immunopotentiation at the time of decline in physical strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Assignee: Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiko Kato, Junji Yoshinaga, Takeshi Shogaki, Satoko Kurano, Ikuya Yano
  • Patent number: 5006617
    Abstract: The preparation of polymers free from emulsifiers and protective colloids by the free-radical initiated emulsion polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated copolymerizable monomers, wherein the emulsion polymerization is carried out in the absence of emulsifiers and protective colloids, using water-soluble, free-radical forming initiators and with the addition, at least at the start of the polymerization, of at least 0.01% by weight, based on the total amount of monomers, of poly-(ethylenically unsaturated) monomers, and the polymers can be obtained in the form of aqueous or non-aqueous dispersions or in the form of powder.The use of the polymers in the form of dispersions or powders for modifying polymer materials and polymer raw materials and for the production of shaped articles and films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dieter Engel, Helmut Rinno
  • Patent number: 5003718
    Abstract: A game bird decoy is formed as a shell representative of the upper portion that is above the waterline of a floating game bird represented. There is an open cavity below the upper portion that terminates in a waterline rim. The head is formed folded out with two similar sides to be folded together and bonded to yield a realistic head. The head is attached to the body by inserting the neck into a hole provided in the body shell. A slit in the neck provides access to the cavity within for storage of line, weight, and the like. The decoy is formed from flat sheet stock of closed cellular foam, preferably, of polyethelene. The color and color patterns as desired on the final product are applied to the flat sheet stock before vacuum forming. Painting, printing and silk screen processes are used as dictated by batch quantity considerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Inventors: Steven A. Lenert, Robert D. Berkley
  • Patent number: 5003722
    Abstract: A game bird decoy has a body portion and a wing portion cut from flexible sheet plastic foamed material and assembled to represent a flying game bird such as a duck or goose. The decoy is mounted on a pole to simulate the silhouette of a bird approaching landing on water or land.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: Packaging Industries Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Berkley, Terry P. Shaughnessy
  • Patent number: 5002413
    Abstract: A paper feed tractor comprising a main frame, a sub frame secured to the main frame with a major portion thereof and disposed in parallel to the main frame, and a belt driving unit supported for sliding movement between the main and sub frames. The main and sub frames have first openings formed in a coaxial relationship at locations adjacent one end portions thereof so as to loosely fit a drive shaft therein and second openings formed in a coaxial relationship at locations adjacent the other end portions thereof so as to support a support shaft for sliding movement and for fixation therein. The belt driving unit includes a belt driving sprocket wheel supported for rotation on a plate-formed belt receiving member, and an endless belt extends between the sprocket wheel and a belt guide formed on the belt receiving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: Tokai Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Sadao Unuma
  • Patent number: 4995467
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for selecting a combination of objects having an optimum weight as close as possible to a predetermined weight and greater than a minimum weight includes a plurality of lanes into which the objects are dispensed. The objects are counted as they are dispensed into the lanes such that several of the lanes have different numbers of objects. Each of the lanes is weighed, and the weights from the various lanes are combined in accordance with prescribed combinations to provide a plurality of weights. The plurality of weights are then compared with the minimum weight and with each other to determine the smallest weight above the minimum. The lanes having those objects are then opened such that the objects are dispensed into a bag.The lanes are exposed from above to allow an operator to view the object and cull out undesired objects. Gates are provided between pre-lanes and lanes to effect the counting, and these gates extend from the bottom of the apparatus upward into the pre-lanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Inventor: Gary O. Niemann
  • Patent number: 4994461
    Abstract: Enantiomerically-pure dihydropyridines of formula I ##STR1## are effective vasodilators useful for treating coronary diseases. They have particularly advantageous properties with regard to extent and controllability of blood pressure lowering, a surprisingly small (and for repeated administration--vanishing) increase in heart rate, excellent bioavailability, high therapeutic index, lack of central side effects, lack of kinetic interactions with other substances, absence of tolerance development, well-balanced physical properties and high stability. A new process for preparing these compounds is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Byk Gulden Lomberg Chemische Fabrik GmbH
    Inventor: Wolf-Rudiger Ulrich
  • Patent number: 4993129
    Abstract: A casket bed comprises a mechanism for vertically adjusting the thoracic area of a body. The bed comprises two parts connected by a hinge and arranged such that the hinge may be raised with respect to the ends of the bed. The hinge is located along the bed such that it is adjacent the thoracic area of a body whereby vertical adjustment of the hinge adjusts the position of the thoracic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Benjamin A. Underwood
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Underwood, Richard K. Merryweather
  • Patent number: 4993716
    Abstract: A golf stance alignment device is a practice apparatus for insuring that a golfer takes the proper stance when addressing the ball. The device is adjusted to touch the golfer at the shoulders and just below the knees when the golf club is placed in the marked position for the particular club being used and the golfer takes up position as if to hit the ball. The device is adjustable in extension and angle according to the golfer and the club being used. Graduations on the device enable it to be reset with the same angles and lengths for repeated practice sessions. After standing against the device, the golfer then steps away, takes up the same stance, and plays the golf ball while remembering the stance from the correctly aligned position previously supported at the shoulders and knees by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Inventor: Malcolm C. Waller
  • Patent number: 4990326
    Abstract: Use of labeled monoclonal antibody 50 H.19 to detect the location and concentration of blood platelets in a host is disclosed. MAb 50 H.19 labeled with a label which can be detected from without the host (e.g. a radiolabel or NMR-label) is intravenously injected to immunoreact with platelets in vivo or is first immunoreacted in vitro with platelets, which are then intravenously injected into the host. By means of the labeled MAb 50 H.19 bound platelets it is possible to detect and locate thrombi, emboli, atherosclerotic obstructions, bacterial endocarditis and to do spleen imaging. In another embodiment of the invention, the MAb 50 H.19 is bound to an enzymatic thrombolytic agent and injected intravenously to permit the therapeutic application of the agent directly to thrombi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: Summa Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Antoine A. Noujaim, Bryan M. Longenecker
  • Patent number: 4990100
    Abstract: A device for securing the ends of two electrical cords together includes two base elements. Each of the base elements is attached to a respective end of a cord by a flexible sleeve which extends over the end of the cord. The base elements provide electrical connections which duplicate the original connectors on the ends of the cords. One of the base elements includes a pair of projections which are received in a pair of recesses in a rotatable latch carried by the other of the base elements. The two base elements are held together by the cooperation between the projections and the recesses, and the connection or disconnection is easily accomplished by rotation of the latch. In a second embodiment, the projections and the latch are provided directly on the ends of the cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Inventor: Dean R. Lukkes
  • Patent number: D315225
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Corporation
    Inventors: James G. Montagnino, Daniel Santhouse, Richard A. Gibson, Jr., George Schmidt
  • Patent number: D315427
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Inventor: Timothy E. Lavell