Patents Represented by Attorney Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane
  • Patent number: 7982688
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for representing optical information by means of a virtual image (P), in particular in a motor vehicle. The optical information is in the form of light beams extending from an image generating device (1), over at least one optical element to a surface and the virtual image is visible in front of, behind or in said surface. The light beams produce a beam path. Said invention is characterised in that an optical element (4), which influences beams, is arranged in the beam path between the image generating device (1, 2, 3) and the surface (WS), and that the optical element (4), which influences the beams, is arranged in the position thereof such that it can be modified by means of an adjusting device (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Simens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Britta Lind, Bernd Ludewig, Ralf Mayer
  • Patent number: 7980541
    Abstract: A device for distributing successive products of a product flow, particularly the successive folding products produced by a cross cutting device by dividing a material web, to two branch flows, with a wedge arrangement which is arranged in a stationary manner in the transporting plane of the product flow and which engages between two cam rollers which flank it and which are arranged symmetrically with respect to the center working plane. The device is characterized in that the wedge arrangement engages between two guide plates which flank it and which, together with the wedge arrangement, define a path fork. The guide plates have slots through which they are alternately penetrated by cams of the respective adjacent cam roller which are associated with the slots, so that the penetrating cams and the guide plate which is not penetrated form a feed for a belt guide associated with a branch flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: manroland AG
    Inventors: Helmut Schnell, Urban Spatz
  • Patent number: 7981079
    Abstract: A medical device includes a syringe assembly and a shield system for delivering medicament to a patient. The syringe assembly includes a barrel defining a medicament reservoir, and a needle cannula coupled to the barrel and in fluid communication with the reservoir. The shield system has a hub coupled to the syringe barrel, a shield movably arranged on the hub, the shield being movable from a first position disposed from the needle cannula tip to a second position during insertion of the needle into a patient and movable from the second position to a third position covering the needle cannula tip after the needle cannula is removed from the patient. An urging member urges the shield to the third position upon removal of the needle cannula from the patient. A cover sleeve connected to the needle barrel surrounds the hub and the urging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Tom Alheidt, Vu Phan, Laurent Barrelle, Bruno Baney
  • Patent number: 7980423
    Abstract: An apparatus for discharging a stream of fluid includes a water pump, a trigger mechanism, a ratchet mechanism, a fluid reservoir, and a secondary fluid chamber. A pump handle is used to move a piston that draws the fluid from the fluid reservoir into the secondary fluid chamber before discharge. The pump handle is also used to selectively connect the trigger mechanism to the ratchet mechanism to allow incremental discharge of the fluid from the secondary fluid chamber. A handle is selectively connectable to the ratchet mechanism and configured to manually move the ratchet mechanism to a first position against the urgency of the spring. The handle is also selectably connectable to a pump mechanism, the handle being movable from a first position to a second position, wherein the handle is connected to the ratchet mechanism in the first position and connected to the pump mechanism in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Tropical Ventures, LLC
    Inventor: Alan Amron
  • Patent number: 7977969
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement (10) comprises a circuit terminal (11) for supplying a data signal (DATA) having digital information, a logic circuit (12) that is coupled at an input (22) to the circuit terminal (11) for supplying the digital information, an activation circuit (13), and a voltage regulator (14) that is coupled for activation to an output (18) of the activation circuit (13). The activation circuit (13) comprises an input (16) that is coupled to the circuit terminal (11), a delay element (17) that is coupled to the input (16) of the activation circuit (13), and the output (18), connected to the delay element (17), for emitting an activation signal (SON).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: austriamicrosystms AG
    Inventors: Manfred Lueger, Peter Trattler
  • Patent number: 7977596
    Abstract: A control element includes a switching element, an operating element for operating the switching element, a printed circuit board, and an electrically conductive sensor element of a capacitive proximity sensor integrated in the operating element. The electrically conductive sensor element is designed to be electrically conductively connected to the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Born, Norbert Mankel, Joerg Reinhardt, Stefan Schaefer, Dirk Wüstenbecker
  • Patent number: 7977197
    Abstract: A transistor and a method for the fabrication of transistors with different gate oxide thicknesses is proposed, in which for the doping of the source, the typical LDD implantation, which is formed after the fabrication of the gate electrode, is replaced by a doping step, which is generated before applying the gate stack. In this way that is already a component of the remaining process sequence in the fabrication of the transistor doping can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: austriamicrosystems AG
    Inventors: Martin Knaipp, Georg Röhrer
  • Patent number: 7976660
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a reinforcement from a thread laid down directly in its final location by projecting lengths of the thread onto a receiving surface (S). The apparatus has feed means for feeding thread from a source of thread, a rotary conduit (2) receiving the thread, thread-cutting device has a roller fixed with respect to the thread, and a moving cutter acting on the thread in collaboration with said roller so as, for each revolution of the rotary conduit, to release a length having a free end at the cutting means end. The apparatus also has a buffer positioned in the path of the free end so that, during the operation, the free end strikes the buffer before coming into contact with the receiving surface (S).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Pascal Martin, Jean-Louis Souche
  • Patent number: 7977483
    Abstract: A process of making topotecan or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof comprising reacting an iminium salt with 10-hydroxy-camptothecin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Scinopharm Taiwan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsung-Cheng Hu, Piin-Jye Harn
  • Patent number: 7978687
    Abstract: A method of controlling routing in a packet network supported by a transport network allowing the dynamic creation/suppression of links for transporting packets of said packet network, said method including a routing step, a step of informing other routers of said network of the metric assigned to each link of the packet network, and a step of creating/destroying a link. The link may have three states: a non-connected state if said two routers cannot be directly connected, a virtual connection state wherein a virtual metric is assigned to said link between said head end router and said tail end router of the same communication, and a real connection state wherein a real metric is normally assigned to said link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: France Telecom
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Le Roux, Géraldine Calvignac
  • Patent number: 7975994
    Abstract: A displacement element includes a first piston, a second piston, a cylindrical housing filled with a fluid under pressure, a piston rod, and a spring. Each of the pistons is adapted to the respective internal diameter of its section and divides the respective section into two pressure chambers. The first piston is arranged at one end of the piston rod, and both pistons each include means for damping the movement of the piston rod respectively in one direction. The second piston is arranged on the side of the first piston facing away from the piston rod and is capable of displacement by means of the first piston in a direction facing away from the open end. The spring is arranged on the side of the second piston facing away from the first piston, and supported by the second piston and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Stabilus GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Born, Rainer Massmann, Rolf Mintgen, Dirk Rennecke, Wilhelm Schwab
  • Patent number: 7977115
    Abstract: A method of determining whether a brine composition for freezing an item is in a desired balance. The method includes: adding an effective amount of dye into the brine composition, cooling the dye composition to a pre-determined temperature, and comparing the color of the brine composition to a pre-established correlation of color and brine composition at the pre-determined temperature, thereby determining whether the brine composition is in the desired balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Winterlab Limited
    Inventors: Barnet L. Liberman, Peter H. Glidden, Kevin C. Vandervoort, Robert J. Peacock
  • Patent number: 7976568
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a device of and a method for correcting spinal deformities, such as scoliosis and kyphosis. The invention employs the superelasticity or pseudoelasticity, such as found in a nickel-titanium alloy, to provide a continuous, predictable, and controllable correction force and to achieve a gradual and full correction. The correction force can be exerted on the deformed spine either at the time of the spine surgery or after the surgery or both, to afford a full or substantially full correction. The continuous and controllable correction force of the present invention is safer than an instantaneous and large correction force applied only at the time of surgery. Additionally, the continuous and controllable correction force is capable of gradually and fully correcting the spinal deformities without any post-operative manipulation of the correction device or re-operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignees: University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Cheung, Kelvin W. K. Yeung, Chi Yuen Chung, William W. Lu
  • Patent number: 7979080
    Abstract: A location of a subscriber can be observed by means of a mobile network in a completely anonymous way, without a subscriber identifier or a temporary subscriber identifier. At first, a method extracts from a first time slot of a radio channel a message which includes information about a second time slot of a radio channel. The first time slot of a radio channel discloses the current cell of the subscriber and the second time slot of a radio channel discloses a new cell of the subscriber. A location of the subscriber is determined on the basis of the current and the new cell. This location is approximately situated in a geographical intersection area of the current and the new cell. Different kinds of statistics can be deduced from the observations concerning activities of subscribers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Elisa Matkapuhelinpalvelut Oy
    Inventors: Veli-Matti Kiviranta, Juha Nykopp, Olli Knuuttila
  • Patent number: 7976158
    Abstract: An ophthalmic eyeglass (1) is adapted for correcting both the foveal vision and the peripheral vision of a wearer. An image portion formed in the foveal zone of the wearer's retina is thus sharp, at the same time as another image portion is also sharp, which is formed on the retina away from the foveal zone, by light rays that are oblique to the line of sight of the wearer. To this purpose, the eyeglass comprises a central zone (10) and first (21) and second (22) regions that alternate in a peripheral zone (20) of said eyeglass. First parameters of the eyeglass in the central zone and in the first regions are adapted so as to correct the foveal vision of the wearer and second parameters of the eyeglass in the second regions are adapted for correcting the peripheral vision of said wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventor: Björn Drobe
  • Patent number: 7975562
    Abstract: A belt force measuring device with a measuring spring, the displacement thereof being a measurement for the belt force, and with a transmitter, being assigned to the measuring spring, and with a sensor element, being also assigned to the measuring spring, wherein the displacement of measuring spring, effects a change of position of the sensor element in relation to the transmitter. The change of position is detected by the sensor element as measurement for the belt force and the belt force measuring device further has a first connecting element, connecting the measuring spring with a belt lock or a first belt section and a second connecting element, connecting the measuring spring, with a motor vehicle body or with a component of the motor vehicle body or a second belt section. To provide a belt force measuring device, being produced simply and cost effectively, the measuring spring, the first connecting element and the second connecting element are designated as a single-piece component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Harry Skarpil
  • Patent number: 7979050
    Abstract: A portable electronic apparatus is enabled to notify its position depending on whether user authentication by its authenticating function is unsuccessful or not, when an instruction for controlling the power of the apparatus is given. A controlling unit determines by a condition determining function whether or not the user authentication by the authenticating function when the user gives a long pressing operation on a power key is unsuccessful or not. In a case where the authentication result coincides with a predetermined function, the controlling unit continues power supply to each element that constitutes a position notifying function. Even after the power is switched off, the position notifying function, which is kept operating, sends position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Casio Hitachi Mobile Communications Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Katoh, Shousaku Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7971614
    Abstract: A locking system for a ring for mounting on a hub of a vehicle, the mounting ring being intended to receive a bead of a tire in an assembly for mounting the tire on the hub of a vehicle. The locking system comprises a locking ring and a polymeric insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventor: Pierre Durif
  • Patent number: 7974506
    Abstract: A device for emitting a first and a second electromagnetic radiation (13, 23, 53) via a radiation coupling-out surface (5) along a device beam path. A first radiation-emitting arrangement (1) has at least one first radiation-emitting component (10) which emits the first electromagnetic radiation (13). A second radiation-emitting arrangement (2) has at least one second radiation-emitting component (20) which emits the second electromagnetic radiation (23). Furthermore, the device has a radiation-directing element (3), wherein the radiation coupling-out surface (5) is arranged in the beam path of the second radiation-emitting arrangement (2) and the radiation-directing element (3) directs the first electromagnetic radiation (13) to the radiation coupling-out surface (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: OSRAM Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
    Inventors: Dirk Wittenberg, Kai Franz
  • Patent number: 7973631
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an inductive component which is formed from a plurality of layers, wherein the method comprises the steps of a) arrangement of an electrically conductive material as a winding of the component on a first non-magnetic, dielectric ceramic layer; b) formation of at least one cutout which passes all the way through in the non-magnetic, dielectric ceramic layer; c) arrangement of a first magnetic ceramic layer on an upper face and a second magnetic ceramic layer on a lower face of the non-magnetic, dielectric ceramic layer; and d) carrying out a process step in which at least one of the magnetic ceramic layers is plastically deformed such that contact is made with the two magnetic ceramic layers in the area of the cutout, and the two magnetic ceramic layers form a magnetic core of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: OSRAM Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
    Inventors: Dieter Götsch, Richard Matz, Ruth Männer