Patents Represented by Law Firm Connolly & Hutz
  • Patent number: 5951717
    Abstract: A dyeing process comprises continuous dyeing of cellulosic circular knit, which comprises impregnating a rope of said circular knit with an aqueous liquor comprising one or more dissolved and/or dispersed dyes, any necessary fixing alkali and optionally further assistants at a temperature between 20 and 95.degree. C., squeezing off said impregnated rope and subsequently feeding said squeezed-off rope without intermediary drying into an apparatus in which said rope is opened out into a crease-free state and said dye is fixed in an unsaturated steam/air mixture which is at 100 to 160.degree. C. at an autogenous wet temperature of the moist rope of between 50 and 95.degree. C. and a fixing time of at least 20 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Uwe Mrotzeck, Andreas Schrell, Thomas Nauroschat, Erol Ozcan, Alfred Tressel
  • Patent number: 5951447
    Abstract: An aquatic exercise and rehabilitation device includes an exercise cycle which is mounted in a tank or water holding vessel. The user would sit on a seat and the user's legs would be placed on pedals connected to the wheel. The wheel unit can be rotated from the force from the user or alternatively the rotational force could be imparted by a rotating drive surface which contacts the wheel unit. A particularly suitable form of rotating drive surface is a treadmill which optionally offers an alternative form of underwater exercise. Another form of drive surface is a cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Inventor: Brian R. Butler
  • Patent number: 5951450
    Abstract: A shaft roller, including a shaft, a casing with two ends, and further, for each of the two ends of the casing, a bearing support, an end bearing, and a protective cap. The roller further includes a plurality of inner tubes, a plurality of ring holders, and a plurality of inner bearings. For each end of the casing, a groove is cut into the inner periphery of the casing for holding a peripheral outward extension of the bearing support. For each end of the casing, the bearing support has a wheel body with spokes, surrounding the end bearing and holding the end bearing with an inward projection. The end bearing is a needle roller bearing around the shaft, having a needle cage with a plurality of needles. For each end of the casing, the protective cap prevents dust and humidity from entering the casing, being attached to the bearing support by a plurality of blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Inventor: Ming-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 5952159
    Abstract: A method of processing photographic silver halide materials comprising several processing steps, in which at least two chemical treatment stages are each followed by a washing and drying is distinguished by reduced chemical consumption and a reduction in the formation of waste solution to be disposed of.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert AG
    Inventor: Ubbo Wernicke
  • Patent number: 5948830
    Abstract: The novel blend comprises:(A) from 1 to 99% by weight of at least one thermotropic-liquid-crystalline polyester and/or polyesteramide and(B) from 1 to 99% by weight of at least one sulfoxide group-containing polymer,in each case based on the total weight .SIGMA.?(A)+(B)!. Component (B) is a linear and/or branched polymer having a mean molecular weight M.sub.w in the range from 4,000 to 200,000 comprising recurring units of the formula ?--F--S).sub.c --(F--SO).sub.d --!, where F, independently of one another, are simple or para-, meta- or ortho-linked arylene systems having 6 to 18 carbon atoms, preferably phenylene, naphthylene or biphenylene, where the sum c+d is 1, with the proviso that d is always .gtoreq.0.70. Component (A) is a thermotropic liquid-crystalline polymer having a mean molecular weight M.sub.w in the range from 10,000 to 200,000 g/mol and a transition temperature of >250.degree. C., and/or an amorphous thermotropic liquid-crystalline polymer having a mean molecular weight M.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Ticona GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Scheckenbach, Dirk Raudies, Andreas Schleicher, Georg Frank
  • Patent number: 5948828
    Abstract: A process is described for preparing polyols in the form of bifunctional aromatic polyester alcohols from PET wastes and wastes from PET production. The process comprises dissolving the PET wastes in diethylene glycol (DEG), with the ratio of wastes to DEG being selected in such a way that the polyester alcohol obtained after the subsequent transesterification has a hydroxyl number (OHN) greater than 700 mg KOH/g, transesterifying the wastes dissolved in DEG and, if required or if desired, freed of solids, using known transesterification catalysts, with the ethylene glycol (EG) liberated in the process being at least partially distilled off, and distilling off free DEG at a temperature of below 140.degree. C. from the transesterification product at equilibrium until a polyester alcohol having an OHN of 260-500 mg KOH/g is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft and Werner Reck, Technologie Entwicklung und Beratung
    Inventor: Werner Reck
  • Patent number: 5949582
    Abstract: A facepiece assembly and a self-contained thermal imaging system comprises a facepiece that includes a front lens, an air inlet for receiving air under pressure, and an air outlet. The thermal imaging system includes a sensor lens connected to the front lens of the facepiece, and a rotating chopper wheel within the facepiece adjacent the sensor lens. A thermal imager sensor head produces digitized electronic data based upon an image projected onto the sensor head by the sensor lens and the rotating chopper wheel. An electronic processor is connected between the thermal imager sensor head and a heads-up display for processing the digitized electronic data and displaying the image on the heads-up display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Inventor: Christopher E. Coombs
  • Patent number: 5946643
    Abstract: A speed-sensing projectile such as for example a baseball includes a generally spherical body. An inertial switch is positioned within the body and is actuable between open and closed conditions in response to accelerations of the body greater than a threshold value. A processor also within the body is responsive to the inertial switch and calculates the average speed at which the baseball is thrown over a fixed distance. A visible display on the body is in communication with the processor and displays the calculated speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Inventor: David Zakutin
  • Patent number: 5944617
    Abstract: A hand held article, such as a golf club, includes an elongated handle with an inner support structure mounted to the handle and a vibration absorbing material mounted around the inner support structure. The inner support structure includes a plurality of spaced rigid projections which extend into the vibration absorbing material to a location inwardly of the outer surface of the vibration absorbing material. In one embodiment the inner support structure is integral with the shaft of the handle. In another embodiment a sleeve is heat shrunk onto the shaft and the inner support structure and vibration absorbing material are mounted over the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Pendulum Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Falone, Richard S. Wyerman
  • Patent number: 5945553
    Abstract: Process for preparing a methylene-bridged cyclopentadienyl compoundThe present invention relates to a process for preparing a methylene-bridged biscyclopentadienyl compound having the formula I ##STR1## Where L are, independently of one another, identical or different and are each a cyclopentadienyl group, by reactin one or two cyclopentadienyl compounds LH with formaldehyde in monomeric, oligomeric or polymeric form or formaldehyde-generating reagents in the presence of at least one base and at least one phase transfer catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Targor GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Kuber, Michael Riedel, Berthold Schiemenz
  • Patent number: 5944854
    Abstract: According to the invention, a process for the preparation of triphendioxazines systemetrically or asymmetrically amidated on both sides comprises reducing a triphendioxazine chromophore, which is optionally already amidated on one side, to give the leuco form end amidating and re-oxidizing the leuco form. Products amidated on both sides are obtained in this manner with a high yield and product quality. Novel triphendioxazine dyestuffs are furthermore prepared in this manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Dystar Textilfarben GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Christian Schumacher, Karl-Josef Herd
  • Patent number: 5943822
    Abstract: A window frame assembly made of hollow profiles where the components are welded together to form a channel or passage for a balance shoe, wherein the balance shoe is characterized by having the side walls of the balance shoe recessed so as to accommodate flash that may be encountered at the weld seam of the welded components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: CSB Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Slocomb, Scott E. Beard
  • Patent number: 5945384
    Abstract: In order to produce tubular moldings of high-temperature superconducting material based on oxides of bismuth, calcium, strontium, copper and optionally lead, a homogeneous melt of the oxide mixture in a predefined stoichiometry having temperatures from 900 to 1300.degree. C. is made to flow into a casting zone. The casting zone, as a function of its internal diameter, rotates at from 200 to 1500 rpm about its axis which is inclined by at least 15.degree. with respect to the horizontal. The solidified molding is taken from the casting zone and annealed for from 4 to 150 hours at from 700 to 900.degree. C. in an oxygen-containing atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Eberhard Preisler, Joachim Bock
  • Patent number: 5943713
    Abstract: A sensor assembly for use with a sink having a faucet hydraulically connected to an electrically operated on/off mechanism for controlling the flow of water from the faucet into the sink. The sensor assembly includes a short focus optical sensor mounted adjacent the sink which directs an infrared ray toward a user's legs for detecting the presence and absence of a user in the immediate vicinity of the sink. The senor assembly also includes an adjustable pipe clamp for connecting the sensor assembly to the drain tube of the sink, and a ball-and-socket flexible connector for interconnecting the optical sensor to the adjustable clamp. The optical sensor is electrically connected to the on/off mechanism, via a conduit provided in the ball-and-socket flexible connector, so as to turn on the faucet when the presence of the user is detected and turn off the faucet when the absence of a user is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Speakman Company
    Inventors: Graham H. Paterson, Willard A. Denham
  • Patent number: 5942382
    Abstract: A color photographic recording material contains at least one photosensitive silver halide emulsion layer which is spectrally sensitized with a monomethine cyanine dye of the formula I in which:R.sup.1 denotes a benzothiophene radical which is coupled by way of the 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-position thereof to the benzo ring of the benzothiazole group,R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 (the same or different) denote sulphoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, --(CH.sub.2).sub.n --SO .sub.2 --NH--SO.sub.2 -alkyl, --(CH.sub.2).sub.n --SO.sub.2 --NH--CO-alkyl, --(CH.sub.2).sub.n --CO--NH--SO.sub.2 -alkyl or --(CH.sub.2).sub.n --CO--NH--CO-alkyl (n=1-6);R.sup.4 to R.sup.6 (the same or different) denote hydrogen, halogen, --CN, --CF.sub.3, alkyl, alkoxy, aryl or a heterocyclic group;orR.sup.5 together with R.sup.4 or R.sup.6 denotes the remainder which is necessary to complete an optionally substituted condensed-on benzene or naphthalene ring;M denotes a cation necessary to balance the charge.The recording material has increased blue sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert AG
    Inventors: Klaus Sinzger, Stefan Herrmann, Michael Missfeldt
  • Patent number: 5940949
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the production of bonded plastic/metal parts in the cavity of a modified injection-molding tool by a combination of metal-joining techniques and conventional injection-molding processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Manfred Rink
  • Patent number: 5942586
    Abstract: Catalyst for the polymerization of olefins, process for its preparation, and its use.The present invention relates to a supported catalyst for the polymerization of olefins, which can be prepared by reacting the reaction product formed from an aluminoxane and at least one metallocene with a microporous, polymeric support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Targor GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Friedrich Herrmann, Bernd Bachmann, Bernhard Hierholzer, Walter Spaleck
  • Patent number: 5940194
    Abstract: Holographic test structures on a semiconductor wafer are used to provide real-time analysis of upstream fabrication processing parameters. The test structures comprise reflective segments within multiple cells on the test structure. The size and placement of the reflective segments within the cells are determined by diffraction theory in such a way that a desired image is projected from the test structure. The intensity, sharpness, and shape of the image is used as a direct measure of the upstream fabrication process parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: University of Delaware
    Inventors: Phillip Christie, Shadi A. Abughazaleh
  • Patent number: 5937927
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drapery fabric for enhancing vertical blinds. The drapery fabric is pre-formed with reception pockets for installation over the upper ends of vertical blinds. The pockets may have gaps for easy installation over preexisting vertical blinds. In one method of installation, the vertical blinds are removed from their traverse rod track, instead into the pockets with the swivel mounts passing through the gaps, and then installed upon the track. This results in the effect of "full" draperies, with the ability to optionally partially install over the length of the vertical blinds, either vertically or horizontally, and seal the gaps at the edges of standard vertical blinds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: VBF Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Margaret S. Keith
  • Patent number: D413752
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Foamex L.P.
    Inventor: Denys Denney