Patents Represented by Law Firm Cumpston & Shaw
  • Patent number: 5753605
    Abstract: A microemulsion cleaning composition comprising four principle components are described. These four components are a terpene alcohol, an ether carboxylate surfactant, a aliphatic glycol ether cosolvent, and water. The cleaning composition may be used in a liquid form or an aerosol form. The composition is also included as an integral component of a cleaning kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Finger Lakes Chemical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ewald R. Blatter, Daniel M. McBride, Sr., Michael P. D'Ambrosio, Howard E. Behrns, David J. Knapp
  • Patent number: 5743047
    Abstract: An arrangement for simultaneously sealing a door window pane (12) and the roof area (35) on a door of a motor vehicle, having a single-piece profile (A) of elastomer material with a fastening section (1) which slips on to the door flange (10), a sealing section (3) for the door window pane (12) and a sealing element (2) for the area between the upper edge of the door and the roof (35). For the purpose of providing a complete solution for the supply and mounting of this arrangement as a single piece, provision is made, according to the invention, that the entire outer face of the U-shaped fastening section (1), which slips on to a projecting door flange (10), is covered by an aluminium strip (3) which has two webs (16, 17) which project vertically inwards and run parallel to the projecting door flange (10) and clip into two parallel outwardly open slots (18, 19) in the arms (5, 6) of the U-shaped fastening section (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Metzeler Automotive Profiles GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Bonne, Klaus Glagow, Michael Haas
  • Patent number: 5735761
    Abstract: A sports ball having a convex surface with a plurality of dimples formed in the surface. The dimples are sized to receive a substantial portion of a finger tip of a user so as to permit the easier grasping of the ball. The dimples are spaced apart and sized so that upon grasping the ball a given fingertip substantially occludes only a single dimple. For a spherical ball the size of a regulation basketball, the dimples create the general appearance of the known golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Inventor: Marvin E. Palmquist
  • Patent number: 5733454
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for the treatment of flowable waste in a waste treatment reactor and in particular the treatment of waste water in a bioreactor containing a bed of support particles having an attached biofilm and entrapped microorganisms are described. The process includes the steps of intermittently introducing waste water through a discharge port adjacent a bottom surface of the bed to form a series of plugs of waste water integrated with the microorganisms in the immediate vicinity of the discharge port; and maintaining a quiescent period following each introduction of waste water to promote biological degradation of contaminants in the waste water of each plug by the microorganisms and production of treated waste water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: EHH Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Robert James Cummings
  • Patent number: 5725261
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tag assembly which includes an anchor and an identification tag with human and machine readable media covered by a protective thermoplastic transparent layer of plastic including the ultimate application thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: MFI Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Erwin P.G. Rahn
  • Patent number: 5698824
    Abstract: In a lift installation in which a multi-beam curtain (primary beam) extends across a lift car door opening, auxiliary transmitters direct secondary beams towards a detection zone in front of landing doors. The multi-beam curtain is intercepted by a passenger entering the lift to prevent premature door closure. However, premature closure is also prevented when a passenger stands in front of the landing doors, thereby causing some of the secondary beam to be reflected onto auxiliary receivers. This provides a low cost solution to the problem of non-detection of an obstruction in the closing path of the landing doors, but not intercepting the primary beam system and also provides an increase in the passenger convenience of the lift, as the doors are held open for a passenger approaching the lift, but not yet interrupting the primary beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Memco Limited
    Inventor: Terence Christopher Platt
  • Patent number: 5695894
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for changing the scale of a pattern printed from a total internal reflection hologram into a photosensitive layer, which apparatus includes means for reconstructing an image from said total internal reflection hologram by illuminating said total internal reflection hologram with a scanning beam and means for moving at least one of the hologram and photosensitive layer such that the magnitude of movement of the hologram relative to the photosensitive layer is equal to that of the scanning beam multiplied by the change of scale required and such that if said change of scale is a magnification the direction of said movement of the hologram relative to the photosensitive layer is the same as that of the scanning beam whereas if said change of scale is a demagnification then the direction of said movement of the hologram relative to the photosensitive layer is opposite to that of the scanning beam, and optionally comprising also means for increasing or reducing the convergence or divergen
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: Holtronic Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Francis Stace Murray Clube
  • Patent number: 5694880
    Abstract: The power surfer is a simple device that is used to convert most of the wind driven sailboards or windsurfers being produced these days into a surfboard which can easily be pulled behind a boat or other type of watercraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Inventors: Timothy P. Gray, Michael A. Kunes
  • Patent number: 5694634
    Abstract: A method is described for communicating printing instructions on exposed photographic film to photo finishing equipment to enable imaging parameters to be set automatically which includes the steps of splicing a first exposed strip of film to a second exposed strip of film with a film-splicing label, encoding the label with low resolution indicia, and feeding the spliced first and second films to a film-splicing label reader for reading the code and automatically setting the parameters for printing. A film-splicing label encoded with indicia for identifying the scene orientation, the number of prints and/or whether sound is to be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David Lynn Patton, Stephen John Rowan, Joseph Anthony Manico
  • Patent number: 5690669
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus for manipulating body tissue includes a handle member consisting of a frame, a self contained fluid dispenser having a chamber for storing a supply of fluid and a plunger reciprocally moveable within the chamber for dispensing the fluid, and a trigger operatively connected to the plunger and moveable to cause corresponding movement of the plunger. The apparatus also includes a generally elongated member connected to the handle member and an inflatable member supported at the distal end portion of the elongated member in fluid communication with the fluid dispenser. A method for performing a tracheostomy with the apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Laser Surge, Inc.
    Inventors: Jude S. Sauer, James W. Kaufer, Daniel E. McGarry, John F. Hammond
  • Patent number: 5686165
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite extrusion is disclosed wherein a main body portion (1) of the extrusion is first extruded from a thermosetting material, this body portion then being heated so as at least partly to cure it, the main body portion then being passed at high temperature through a further extruder where a thermoplastics material (8) is extruded onto one or more surfaces of the main body portion (1), the subsequent composite extrusion then being cooled and formed into its final shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: Schlegel U.K. Holdings Limited
    Inventor: John Edward Cook
  • Patent number: 5682947
    Abstract: A heat exchanger having a housing for retaining a coil bundle, wherein the housing includes a first and second movable end for contacting one housing end with one end of the coil bundle and the remaining housing end with the second end of the coil bundle. The housing includes a sliding seal between the movable ends to permit relative motion between the ends while maintaining a sealed relation therebetween. Each movable end includes an aperture and a corresponding fastener for engaging the adjacent portion of the coil bundle to draw the coiled bundle against the respective end, thereby permitting removal of one end of the housing upon removal of a single fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Graham Corporation
    Inventor: D. Patrick McFarlane
  • Patent number: 5682172
    Abstract: A headset for operably disposing speakers and a visual display on the head of a wearer. The headset includes a beam extending over the vertex of the head for contacting the brow at one end and cooperating with a nape strap on the posterior end for adjusting the fit. Rigid arms extend from the posterior end adjacent the head to terminate in the vicinity of the ears. The arms include compressible compensators to substantially accommodate any size head therein. A visor is pivotally connected to the support beam adjacent the brow piece. The attachment of the visor to the support beam permits the visor to be disposed in a donning position away from the face or an operable position adjacent the face, without requiring a weight bearing surface on the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Forte Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Travers, Robert E. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5668358
    Abstract: A reconfigurable keyboard includes at least two key switches which each has a plunger housing projecting from a top surface thereof, and a multi-switch key cap engageable with the key switch and having at least one dimension that is sufficient to span the at least two key switches. The key cap includes one active switch post to which a plunger is attached, the plunger being reciprocally movable in the plunger housing of one key switch for actuating the key switch when the key cap is depressed, and at least one passive switch post which is also reciprocally movable in the plunger housing of another key switch without actuating the switch when the key cap is depressed. The key cap is selectively positionable anywhere on the keyboard in either a horizontal or a vertical direction. Each key switch further includes four openings each of which are located in a corner of the top surface of the key switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Ultimate Rechnology Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Charles Wolf, Raymond John Stein
  • Patent number: 5666737
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible, adhesive backed, transparent template tape which includes specific metric dimensions to assist in the construction of European style cabinetry. The template tape is dimensionally accurate and can be used for accurate layout using measuring indicia along both axes simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Inventor: James C. Ryan, III
  • Patent number: D385263
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Forte Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason R. Taylor
  • Patent number: D385539
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Forte Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason R. Taylor
  • Patent number: D385540
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Forte Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason R. Taylor
  • Patent number: D385541
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Forte Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason R. Taylor
  • Patent number: D389630
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Mercury Aircraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph F. Meade, Jr.