Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Bromberg & Sunstein
  • Patent number: 7597598
    Abstract: A marine propulsion system comprising a push rod activated pins (170) which engage eccentric shaft (174) for unlocking a propeller base (190) so the base (190) can rotate around a transverse axis. The base (190) has an inclined surface (192) which engages with an inclined surface (159) defining an opening in the propeller's hub therefore locking the propeller blade (34) in position. The inclined surfaces (159, 192) are disengaged by rotation of the eccentric shaft (174) thus the propeller blades (34) can be rotated to adjust the pitch and then the inclined surfaces (159, 192) re-engage to locking the propeller blade (34) in the pitch adjusted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Aimbridge Pty, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hans-Gunther Rosenkranz, Dmitri Shmatkov, Mark Frederick Armstrong
  • Patent number: 7583197
    Abstract: A programmable communicator device is disclosed having a wireless communications circuit, including an antenna, configured to receive a transmission, and an identity module having a unique identifier. The programmable communicator further includes a processing module including program code configured to determine if the transmission is from an authenticated caller by determining whether a received transmission contains the unique identifier, and memory configured to store telephone numbers or IP addresses received in transmissions from an authenticated caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Inventor: Eveline Wesby Van Swaay
  • Patent number: 7580504
    Abstract: The present invention relates to calibration devices and to methods of using these devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Imaging Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Philipp Lang, Siau-Way Liew
  • Patent number: 7570413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: William L. Tonar, David J. Cammenga, John S. Anderson, David L. Poll, George A. Neuman, Joel A. Stray, Bradley L. Busscher, Kenton J. Ypma
  • Patent number: 7570934
    Abstract: An automatic gain control circuit is disclosed. The automatic gain control circuit receives a radio frequency signal at an input. The input passes the radio frequency signal to a first gain loop having a changeable gain. A low pass filter filters the radio frequency signal. In a second gain loop, the gain of the filtered signal is adjusted. The automatic gain control circuit includes at least one signal detector for detecting a signal level in the first gain loop and a signal level in the second gain loop. The automatic gain control circuit also includes an adjustment module for adjusting the gain of the first and second gain loops based upon the detected signal levels wherein overall gain of the first and the second gain loops is increased no greater than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmed F. Shalash
  • Patent number: 7566296
    Abstract: An implantable magnet that can freely turn in response to an external magnetic field, thus avoiding torque and demagnetization on the implantable magnet. The implantable magnet can be combined with an electric switching function depending on the orientation of an external magnetic field, thus protecting an implanted coil and/or implant electronics against induction of over-voltage or performing an electric switching function for other various purposes. The magnetic switch may further include, for example, a first switching contact and a second switching contact. A magnetically soft body that includes an electrically conductive surface is shiftable between a first position where the body is in simultaneous contact with the first and second switching contacts, and a second position where the body is out of contact with at least one of the first and second switching contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Zimmerling, Erwin Hochmair
  • Patent number: 7567896
    Abstract: A system and method generate synthesized speech through concatenation of speech segments that are derived from a large prosodically-rich corpus of speech segments including using an additional dictionary of speech segment identifier sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Geert Coorman, Vincent Pollet, Stefaan Van Gerven, Mario De Bock, Bert Van Coile, Jan De Moortel
  • Patent number: 7558564
    Abstract: A remote asset management system comprising a network of programmable wireless modules, each having an antenna and an identification module and configured to communicate via a radio communication protocol. The system further includes a plurality of assets each linked to one of the programmable wireless modules and configured to be managed by the linked programmable wireless module. A remote system server service platform is configured to receive remote asset data from at least one of the programmable wireless modules, pass the remote asset data to and from the wireless modules, send messages to at least one of the programmable wireless modules, monitor the programmable wireless modules by requesting and receiving current mode information, and remotely program the programmable wireless modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Inventor: Philip Bernard Wesby
  • Patent number: 7555099
    Abstract: An X-ray imaging inspection system for bags and packages. Transmission imaging is performed using a fan beam and a segmented detector, while scatter imaging is performed with a scanned pencil beam, with both beams active simultaneously. Cross-talk between the beams is mitigated by a combination of shielding, scatter detector design, positioning and orientation, and image processing. Image processing subtracts the measured radiation scattered from the transmission beam into the scatter detectors, reducing cross-talk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: American Science and Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Rothschild, Jeffrey R. Schubert, Aaron D. Pailes
  • Patent number: 7553479
    Abstract: Compositions, methods of making the compositions, and methods of using the compositions are provided for an enhanced magnetic resonance imaging agent and a hematinic agent, the agents comprising carboxyalkylated reduced polysaccharides coated ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxides. Methods of use of the carboxymethyl reduced dextran as a plasma extender are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest V. Groman, Kenneth G. Paul, Timothy B. Frigo, Howard Bengele, Jerome M. Lewis
  • Patent number: 7551944
    Abstract: An advanced telecommunications system is provided for the recognizing of spoken commands over a cellular telephone, satellite telephone, or personal communications network. In the cellular application, for example, a Speech Recognition System interconnects either internally with or as an external peripheral to a cellular telecommunications switch. The Speech Recognition System includes an administrative subsystem, a call processing subsystem, a speaker-dependent recognition subsystem, a speaker-independent recognition subsystem, and a data storage subsystem. The Speech Recognition System also allows for increased efficiency in the cellular telephone network by integrating with the switch or switches as a shared resource. The administrative subsystem of the Speech Recognition System is used to keep statistical logs of pertinent call information. Pre-recorded instructional messages are stored in the memory of the call processing subsystem for instructing a user on his or her progress in using the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard F. Bareis, Thomas B. Schalk, Peter J. Foster
  • Patent number: 7551714
    Abstract: A system and methods for identifying contents of an enclosure such as an air cargo container. A three-dimensional image indicative of at least one of the CT number and the density of contents of the enclosure is obtained using penetrating radiation such as x-rays. If one or more suspect regions are identified among contents of the enclosure, a collimated neutron beam is activated to traverse each suspect region and fluorescent emission from the suspect region is detected, allowing material within the suspect region to be characterized based at least on the detected fluorescent emission. Additionally, the collimated neutron beam may be employed for neutron imaging of the contents of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: American Science and Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter J. Rothschild
  • Patent number: 7551715
    Abstract: Systems and methods for inspecting an object with a scanned beam of penetrating radiation are disclosed. Scattered radiation from the beam is detected, in either the backward or forward direction. Characteristic values of the backscattered radiation are compared to expected reference values to characterize the object. Additionally, penetrating radiation transmitted through the inspected object may be combined with scatter information. In certain embodiments, the inspected field of view is less than 0.1 steradians, and the detector is separate from the source of penetrating radiation and is disposed, with respect to the object, such as to subtend greater than 0.5 steradians in the field of view of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: American Science and Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Rothschild, Jeffrey Schubert, William J. Baukus, William Wade Sapp, Jr., Richard Schueller, Joseph Callerame, William Randall Cason
  • Patent number: 7551718
    Abstract: Methods for characterizing an inspected object on the basis of attenuation determined from pair-wise illuminated voxels. A beam of penetrating radiation characterized by a propagation direction and an energy distribution is scanned across an object, while scatter detectors with collimated fields-of-view detect radiation scattered by each voxel of the inspected object that is intercepted by the incident beam of penetrating radiation. By calculating the attenuation of penetrating radiation between pairs of voxels of incidence of the incident beam, a tomographic image is obtained characterizing the three-dimensional distribution of attenuation in the object of one or more energies of penetrating radiation, and thus of various material characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: American Science and Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter J. Rothschild
  • Patent number: 7549850
    Abstract: A rotary mechanism (10) has an annular (chamber 12) defined by an inner wall (16) of housing (11). A symmetrical two lobed rotor (15) has opposing side faces (21a, 21b) a longitudinal axis between apices (22). A drive shaft (50) eccentrically rotates rotor by a block (51) and slot (52) receprocating arrangement and a second supporting means (53). The centre of the rotor follows a circular orbit in the chamber (12). The apices (22) continuously sweep the inner wall (16) creating cavities (25) of successively increasing and decreasing volumes with associated fluid inolet and exhaust port (31, 35).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: KCR Technologies Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Yannis Trapalis
  • Patent number: 7546925
    Abstract: A vacuum filtration apparatus (900) for detecting microorganisms and particulates in liquid samples. The apparatus includes a base (901), an absorbent pad (991), a filter (990), a funnel (930), and a lid (960). The funnel is releasably attached to the base, and may contain an integral flexible seal for releasably sealing the filter to the base. The outer wall of the lid may be segmented to make it flexible, this flexibility allows it to be releasably attached to the funnel or the base. The apparatus is designed so that any funnel will fit any base, and any lid will fit any base or any funnel when all parts are manufactured to normal tolerances. The apparatus may be configured to keep the filter wrinkle free in both the dry and wet states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Roush Life Sciences, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Zuk, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7548941
    Abstract: A digital filter uses memory to emulate a variable shift register. Data samples are stored in a memory. The data samples are read from the memory, multiplied with corresponding coefficients stored in the same or a different memory, logically shifted, and written back into the memory so as to emulate a variable shift register. The data samples can be logically shifted by one or more bits at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Hennedy
  • Patent number: 7543473
    Abstract: A system, computer program product and method of obtaining a performance parameter associated with a sensor, such as an accelerometer, is provided. The method includes applying an acceleration to the accelerometer and a first frequency to obtain a sensitivity of the accelerometer at the first frequency. A first self-test is performed on the accelerometer. The first self-test includes stimulating the accelerometer with a first self-test stimulation signal encoded with the first frequency, such that the accelerometer outputs a first signal. A self-test equivalent acceleration is then determined based, at least in part, on the first signal and the accelerometer sensitivity at the first frequency. A second self-test is performed on the accelerometer. The second self-test includes stimulating the accelerometer with a second self-test stimulation signal encoded with the second frequency, such that the accelerometer outputs a second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Howard Samuels
  • Patent number: 7545964
    Abstract: The present invention relates to network enabled analysis of x-ray images. Also described are devices comprising calibration phantoms; methods of using these devices; methods of formulating databases containing information regarding x-ray images; the databases themselves; and methods of manipulating the information and databases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Imaging Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Philipp Lang, Siau-Way Liew, Rene Vargas-Voracek, Daniel Steines
  • Patent number: RE40796
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for harvesting bone using a manual, cylindrical, multi-directional coring device with a guided delivery system that can be inserted through a percutaneous or closed approach to extract precisely measured amounts of bone or bone marrow. A series of guide wires, obturators, dilators and cannulas are used as the exposure and delivery instrumentation for a cutting tool. The cutting tool has a tip with six cutting edges for cutting in all directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Paradigm BioDevices, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. O'Neill