Patents Represented by Law Firm Beveridge, DeGrandi & Weilacher
  • Patent number: 6177124
    Abstract: Active-substance concentrate that is a free-flowing powder with a content of active substance amounting to 85 to 98 wt.-%, 3 to 7 wt.-% hydrophobic silicon-dioxide variant and maximally 0.5 wt.-% water is prepared by a suspension being produced from the aqueous active-substance solution and the hydrophobic silicon-dioxide variant and by this suspension subsequently being spray-dried. The active-substance concentrate may be employed as a feed supplement in premixes and mixed feeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Degussa- H{umlaut over (u)}ls Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Brigitte Grinschgl, Rolf Oelm{umlaut over (u)}ller
  • Patent number: 6168117
    Abstract: A flight control system according to the present invention includes a vertical acceleration control device for calculating a pitch axis steering angle command to make a difference between a vertical acceleration of an airplane and a target turn acceleration to zero, and transmitting it as a variable to a pitch axis control device, a reference bank angle device for calculating a reference bank angle from the target turn acceleration, an altitude control device for calculating a bank angle correcting quantity from a difference between an altitude of the airplane and a target altitude and obtaining a bank angle command by correcting the reference bank angle, and a roll axis control device for calculating a roll axis steering angle command for make a difference between a real bank angle and the bank angle command to zero and for transmitting it as a variable to a roll axis control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Shinagawa
  • Patent number: 6166493
    Abstract: An electric multispark ignition system, insensitive to moisture and wet, comprises a covering structure (1) for the piezoelectric crystals block (2) and an electric insulation means with electrodes (8, 9), completely insulated for their whole length (10) and with only one limited area (11) uncovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Inventor: Giacomo Salvatore Cesarini
  • Patent number: 6121499
    Abstract: A process for producing polyhydroxy ethers having the formula (I) (HO).sub.(w--M) W(OV).sub.m, in which W represents an organic group and OV a structural element containing hydroxyl groups, having the formula (III) ##STR1## A multifunctional alcohol W(OH).sub.w (II) is reacted with an .alpha.,.beta.-unsaturated carbonyl compound XCH.dbd.CY--CZ.dbd.O (IV) and formaldehyde in the presence of a base. The .alpha., .beta.-unsaturated carbonyl compound (IV) and the remaining quantities of formaldehyde, multifunctional alcohol (II) and base are added continuously or periodically to an aqueous solution or suspension containing at least 10 mole % of the multifunctional alcohol (II), at least 10 to 70 mole % of the formaldehyde and at least 10 mole % of the base. Preferred multifunctional alcohols (II) are pentaerythritol, TMP and TME. Preferred carbonyl compounds (IV) are acrolein and .alpha.-alkylacrolein. New asymmetric polyhydroxy ethers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Degussa Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Marcus Morawietz, Dietrich Arntz, Mathias Hopp
  • Patent number: 6098705
    Abstract: A coil type condenser for a refrigerator holds a flow of air which cools the condenser by securing a condenser length enough to radiate heat and simultaneously holding enough pitch. In the coil type condenser, a pipe is wound spirally to face a blowing direction of cool air generated by a cooling fan of the refrigerator. The pipe includes a plurality of coils formed integrally each having upper and lower horizontal portions and left and right vertical sides, each of even numbered coils of the coils having a size different from that of each of odd numbered coils thereof. A support member welded to the pipe supporting the pipe. According to the condenser, since pitches between coils forming the coil type condenser are short, a suitable coil length of the condenser can be maintained in a narrow space. Thus, the coil type condenser can prevent an excessive pressure from generating when a compressor initially operates and can used for a small or medium refrigerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Daewoo Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byeong-Sun Kim
  • Patent number: 6096173
    Abstract: A method of producing hydrogen cyanide by the gas-phase reaction of methane with ammonia at elevated temperature and an ammonia/methane ratio of 1.001 to 1.1. The conducting of the gaseous reaction mixture through a corona discharge causes the reaction to start at temperatures below C. without the action of a catalyst. This results in considerable savings of the necessary investment expenses as well as of the running costs for energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Degussa Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Lukas Von Hippel, Andreas Gutsch, Roland Schaffer, Manfred Sauer, Rudolf Vanheertum
  • Patent number: 6095182
    Abstract: This invention relates to metering valves for pressurised dispensing containers.The present invention provides a metering valve for use with a pressurised dispensing container. The valve comprises a valve stem (1) co-axially slidable within a valve member (2) defining an annular metering chamber (13). Outer and inner annular seals (4, 5) are operative between the respective outer and inner ends of the valve member (2) and the valve stem (1) to seal the annular metering chamber (13) therebetween. Wherein the valve member (2) comprises a main component part (17) and a liner (16) lining at least a portion of an inner surface of the main component part (17). The liner (16) is made of a material selected from, a ceramic, a metal or a glass and the main component part (17) is made of another material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Bespak plc
    Inventor: Richard John Warby
  • Patent number: 6094046
    Abstract: Rolling bearing including a stationary race 1, a rotating race 6, at least one row of rolling bodies 3 placed between the stationary race 1 and the rotating race 6, an encoder 23 secured to the rotating race 6 and concentric therewith, and a sensor 14 supported by a sensor carrier block 15 secured to the stationary race 1 and arranged facing and a small gap away from the encoder 23, the travel of which, during rotation, is detected by the sensor 14. The sensor carrier block 15 is secured to the stationary race 1 by a metal retainer 16 positioned with respect to the stationary race 1. The retainer 16 is positioned on a radial face 5 of the stationary race 1 of the rolling bearing and welded to this race.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: SKF France
    Inventors: Olivier Message, Franck Landrieve
  • Patent number: 6091401
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a device for controlling a cursor to rotate rightwards and leftwards and the method thereof, wherein a X axis sliding bar and a Y axis sliding bar are installed between the cover and base of said mouse, and said X axis sliding bar and said Y axis sliding bar are used as the X axis movable optic grid and the Y axis movable optic grid, respectively, said X axis movable optic grid and said Y axis movable optic grid will rotate with said base within a proper angle. When said cover of said mouse is moved or rotated, said X axis movable optic grid and said Y axis movable optic grid will move or rotate synchronously and match the installation of a light emitted diode, a photo transistor, fixing optic grids and a controlling circuit so that the cursor on the computer display may be controlled with a small active range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Inventors: Mei Yun Chen, Fu Kuo Yeh
  • Patent number: 6085113
    Abstract: A hand-free holding device for mobile telephone set II including a back cover, a front cover, a releasing linkage and a movable piece which are placed between the back and front covers, the releasing linkage has a hook end to engage with a catch which has a wedge bottom and a recess top for a small spring arrangement, and retained by a rib inside the front cover, when the releasing linkage is depressed, the catch will be lifted up for position regulating of the movable piece for different types of mobile telephone sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Eagle Fan
    Inventor: Eagle Fan
  • Patent number: 6081619
    Abstract: A movement pattern recognizing apparatus has a movement signal detection device including a sensor for detecting a mobile body in a detection region and for providing a movement signal indicating the position of the mobile body. The signal changes as time elapses. The apparatus further has a movement pattern storage device for storing data about previous movement patterns which were realized when a mobile body moved in the detection region, and a movement pattern selection device for selecting data about the movement pattern from the movement pattern storage device based upon the movement signal detected by the movement signal detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Hashimoto, Nobuyuki Yoshiike, Satoshi Matsueda, Chihiro Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 6073467
    Abstract: Three-dimensional knitted catalyst gauzes made from noble metals have recently come into use for ammonia oxidation and other gaseous reactions. Particularly high yields accompanied by a stable course of the reaction and an extended service life of the catalyst gauze are achieved if the catalyst gauzes are knitted in two or more layers and the layers are connected together by pile threads. Important features are the largest possible number of pile threads per unit area and the alignment thereof as parallel as possible to the direction of flow of the reaction gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: Degussa Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Siegfried Blass, Horst Dubler, Dietmar Konigs, Thomas Stoll, Harald Voss
  • Patent number: 6074115
    Abstract: In a set of colored pencils, a cut-out is formed in the longitudinal surface of each pencil to expose the lead so that the color or hue of the pencil is immediately identifiable. The pencils are useful as a puzzle type game because they have flat surfaces with markings which, when the pencils are arranged in a determined sequence, collectively form an integral configurative pattern. The integral configurative pattern is formed of a plurality of pattern portions which are the markings on the individual pencils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: A.W. Faber-Castell S.A.
    Inventor: Ary Alonso Fantinelli
  • Patent number: 6068002
    Abstract: A drying unit is disposed above a cleaning tank containing a cleaning liquid for cleaning semiconductor wafers W. A wafer boat holding semiconductor wafers moves between the cleaning tank and the drying unit. The drying unit has a fixed base surrounding an opening formed in the cleaning tank, a liftable top cover placed on the fixed base, and an O-ring interposed between the fixed base and the liftable top cover. The liftable top cover can be moved vertically by a first lifting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Yuji Kamikawa, Osamu Kuroda, Kenji Soejima, Tsuyoshi Nomura
  • Patent number: 6066568
    Abstract: An electron density at an ECR point, which is spaced from a substrate to be treated and which faces the substrate, is set to be higher than or equal to 0.46 nc (nc: an upper limit side cut-off density of an X wave) and lower than nc. Thus, a high chevron distribution of electron density is formed in end portions of a magnetic field forming region, and a distribution of electron density having a lower peak value than those in the end portions is formed in a central portion of the magnetic field forming region. In this case, the periphery of a magnetic field crosses the inner wall of a vacuum chamber once between the ECR point and the substrate, and a space of one fourth or more of the wavelength of the X wave is formed between the periphery of the magnetic field and the inner wall of the vacuum chamber as the magnetic field runs downstream. Thus, it is possible to achieve an inplane uniform treatment when carrying out a treatment, such as a thin film deposition or etching, with ECR plasmas for a wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Kawai, Yoko Ueda, Nobuo Ishii, Satoru Kawakami, Hideaki Amano
  • Patent number: 6066059
    Abstract: A torque converter, a forward and reverse changeover apparatus including a planetary gear, a reverse brake and a forward clutch, and a lock-up clutch are integrally accommodated in the same torque converter case. Further, the planetary gear, the reverse brake, the forward clutch and the lock-up clutch are arranged on approximately the same plane expanded in the radial direction with respect to a transmission input shaft. Further, a forward clutch piston and a lock-up piston are arranged side by side on the transmission main shaft and a hydraulic chamber for operating the lock-up piston is provided independently from other hydraulic circuits. Thus constituted continuously variable automatic transmission provides a transmission having a short width and a good controllability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hajime Kashiwase
  • Patent number: 6062157
    Abstract: A spring apparatus for use with hauling elements such as mooring ropes. The apparatus has a spring element (1) in the shape of a tension screw spring which has an intermediate section having a diameter considerably larger than that of its end sections (3). A certain predetermined maximal tension load, and a certain predetermined maximal stretch of the spring element are positioned at the intermediate portion, which, due to its larger diameter, has a lower spring constant, while the end-sections with their smaller diameters and larger spring constants are not stretched. The apparatus also comprises an attachment element (6) attached to an end section and preferably attachment elements attached to each of the end sections. The attachment elements are designed to hold sections of the hauling elements (10). In addition, the hauling element acts as a stretch limiter which prevents the spring from being deformed by overload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Ewes Stalfjader AB
    Inventor: Karl-Gustaf Derman
  • Patent number: 6058578
    Abstract: A clamp for joining the ends of a cord, including a cup-like hollow shell into which the ends of the cord are inserted, and a retaining member plugged into the shell to hold down the ends of the cord, the retaining member having a clamping unit at one end plugged into the shell, and a head at an opposite end stopped outside the shell, the clamping unit having a tapered hollow block fit tightly in the shell, a rectangular frame suspended inside the shell, two elongated connecting walls connected between the tapered hollow block and the rectangular frame at top and bottom sides, a receiving hole defined within the rectangular frame which receives the ends of the cord, and two springy clamping arms respectively raised from left and right side walls of the rectangular frame and terminating in a respective serrated end block, the serrated end blocks of the springy clamping arms being forced inwards and clamped on the ends of the cord at two opposite sides to hold down the ends of the cord in the retaining member w
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Taiwan Industrial Fastener Corporation
    Inventor: Chin-Kuo Lan
  • Patent number: D424773
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: S. Berendsen AB
    Inventor: Ann Granberg
  • Patent number: D434325
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Inventor: Ilana V. Jivago