Patents Represented by Law Firm Davis, Hoxie, Faithful & Hapgood
  • Patent number: 5862344
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are presented for providing processing system network connectivity, and more particularly, for routing data packets between at least two processing system networks. A first memory for storing at least one address for each of the networks, and a second memory for storing selectively at least one address for particular ones of the networks, are provided. A control circuit for routing a received data packet from a source network to a destination network is also provided. The control circuit utilizes a destination address which was retrieved from one of the first memory and the second memory, in response to a determination as to whether at least one address corresponding to the destination network is stored in the second memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Benjamin P. Hart
  • Patent number: 5375780
    Abstract: A method of creating a comminuted feedstock of wood pulp for use in a processing plant which includes the steps of mounting a plurality of rolls of wood pulp sheet material of a first range of properties in a first roll stand, drawing sheet material off each roll in the first roll stand and laying the sheet materials one on the other to create a first pluri-layer web, withdrawing the first pluri-layer web from the first roll stand and leading it to a cutting area of a shredding mill, acting on the first pluri-layer web in the cutting area with rotating hooked disc cutters to tear platelets from the first pluri-layer web and to pass the torn platelets to an outlet of the shredding mill, pneumatically conveying the torn platelets away from the outlet using a fan with a bladed member rotating in a fan casing, and beating the torn platelets with the bladed member as they are conveyed through the fan casing to separate the torn platelets into pieces torn from the individual layers making up the first pluri-layer w
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1994
    Assignee: Courtaulds Fibres (Holdings) Ltd.
    Inventors: Gary E. G. Gray, Iain R. Jack
  • Patent number: 5376370
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a P. falciparum merozoite antigenic polypeptide of approximate molecular weight 185,000. The polypeptide and processing fragments are specific to, and isolable using, a monoclonal antibody produced by hybridoma cell line HB 9148. The polypeptides are useful in immunizing against malaria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1994
    Assignee: University of Hawaii
    Inventor: Wasim A. Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 5370322
    Abstract: A method is provided for filtering shredded cellulose-based material, for example to enable the formation of a mixture containing cellulose dispersed in a solvent for cellulose such as amine oxide. The shredding operation creates both fine particles of cellulosic material ("pulp dust") and large particles of cellulosic material. The shredded cellulosic material is passed through a separator to separate the pulp dust from the large particles of cellulosic material and the pulp dust is subsequently recovered in a filtering process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Assignee: Courtaulds Fibres (Holdings) Limited
    Inventors: Gary E. G. Gray, Philip Pennicott
  • Patent number: 5363860
    Abstract: A method for use in endoscopic investigations comprises the steps of providing an endoscopic insertion member with a suction line, inserting the endoscopic insertion member with the suction line into a patient, and visually inspecting organic tissues inside the patient with the endoscopic insertion member. To collect a fluid specimen, a port cover on the suction line is moved with respect to the suction line to open a port in the line. A specimen vial is coupled to the suction line at the opened port so that the suction line communicates with the vial. A vacuum is applied to the suction line to draw a fluid specimen into the vial. Subsequently, the vial is detached from the suction line, and the port cover moved back into position to again cover the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Inventors: Naomi L. Nakao, Michael A. Nakao, John V. Mizzi
  • Patent number: 5308141
    Abstract: A piece of upholstery fabric for covering three-dimensional supports such as vehicle seat bases and seat backs is machine knitted, preferably in a mainly double jersey structure, with integral tubular portions. These serve as anchorage devices for securing the fabric piece to the support which it is to cover using rods or tapes which are threaded through the tubular portions. The tubular portions may be located at the margins of the fabric piece and also at intermediate positions where the fabric piece needs to be held down, for example in a depression in the support. They may project from a surface of the fabric piece and may be like loops or they may be in the form of tubular hems or a tube lying between front and rear surfaces of a double jersey structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Robinson, Gerald F. Day, Keith Jeffcoat
  • Patent number: 5275601
    Abstract: An absorbable bone screw and plate system with self-locking properties. The absorbable bone screw comprises a threaded shaft portion 1 for insertion into bone and a head portion 3 for rigid connection in the screw hole 13 of a bone plate 20, the diameter of said head portion 3 increasing in the direction opposite to the shaft portion 1, and the outer surface of said head portion 3 being provided with a three-dimensional structure 4 in the form of corrugations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignee: Synthes (U.S.A)
    Inventors: Sylwester Gogolewski, Stephan M. Perren
  • Patent number: 5263616
    Abstract: An aerosol actuating cap is disclosed for use with an aerosol container having a tilt valve. An actuator is mounted on the cap by a pair of torsion hinges. The axis of the hinges is positioned directly above the valve stem such that axis of rotation of the actuator intersects the axis of the valve stem. Upon depressing the rear of the actuator, the actuator rotates about the hinge axis. Consequently, an engagement surface contacts and displaces the valve stem and, thereby, actuates the valve. A product flue is positioned at the front of the actuator which flue is rotated with the actuator such that, on actuating the valve, the product stream from the valve stem proceeds through the flue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventor: Robert H. Abplanalp
  • Patent number: 5209084
    Abstract: A weft knitted double-jersey fabric is knitted in a construction of repeating groups of courses in which some courses have loops pulled to both fabric faces and some courses have loops pulled to one fabric face and are transversed by yarn regions which extend across at least two wales and up to seven or more wales. The yarn feed to the needle beds of the knitting machine is limited to no more than 4.0 cm/cm of bed length over which the fabric is knitted in courses in which loops are pulled to both faces of the fabric and to no more than 2.0 cm/cm of bed length, preferable no more than 1.8 cm/cm, in courses in which loops are pulled to one face of the fabric. The fabric has an extensibility of no more than 12% in wale and course directions. It is knitted with a high count yarn of 550 to 850 decitex which may be an air-textured polyester yarn. It is suitable for use as upholstery fabric particularly in the form of a vehicle seat upholstery cover which may be shaped to fit the seat in the knitting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Robinson, Gerald F. Day
  • Patent number: 5175901
    Abstract: An apparatus for brushing an entire arch of teeth at once has a resilient U-shaped housing containing a channel within which the arch of teeth fits. A plurality of bristles substantially covers the surface area of the channel, and a handle extends from each arm of the housing. The channel is shaped whereby the bristles on the edges of the channel are angled into the gingival sulcus. In operation, the user grasps a handle in each hand and moves the handles in opposition to each other to move the resilient housing. This causes the bristles to move, thereby brushing the teeth in an effective manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Inventor: Gary A. Rabinowitz
  • Patent number: 5030123
    Abstract: Electrical connector jacks of type having a first set of parallel fingers along one side of a cavity, which are provided with a second set of fingers contacting respective fingers of the first set within pockets in the jack body, modules for adding a second set of fingers to conventional jacks, and patch panels employing such jacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: C. Kevin Silver
  • Patent number: 4945558
    Abstract: A telephone set having a base unit and a handset which is removable from a rest position on the base unit to make a telephone call and replaceable in the rest position following the call, and means for receiving a telephone enabling element which must be inserted into the receiving means to enable a call to be made and should be removed from the receiving means on completion of the call, characterized by means for ensuring that replacement of the handset in the rest position is obstructed when the telephone enabling element is present in the receiving means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Assignee: Mars Incorporated
    Inventor: David C. Deaville
  • Patent number: 4927765
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for automatically pipetting reagents which avoid contamination of the reagents. The reagents are withdrawn from a reagent bottle via a pipette tip which is unique to a particular reagent. The pipette tip is moved to a cuvette where the reagent is dispensed and then returned to rest in the cap of the reagent bottle. The apparatus for carrying out the method includes a pump, pipette pick-up device, reagent bottle cap and bottle rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Assignee: Pharmacia ENI Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Saxon, Leroy Zeger, Kenneth Horbatt
  • Patent number: 4925442
    Abstract: In a centrifugal rotor an annular slide (5) exposes its one side towards a separation chamber (7) and its opposite side towards an annular chamber (9). The slide (5) can be moved axially by radial displacement of the free liquid surface of liquid bodies in said chambers (7, 9).According to the invention a radial displacement of a free liquid surface in said annular chamber (9) is accomplished without liquid being discharged from the same. Instead an axial movable additional slide (6) is used, which has an axial directed surface exposed into the annular chamber (9). By means of the additional slide liquid can be displaced in the annular chamber (9) radially outwards and inwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Assignee: Alfa-Laval Separation AB
    Inventor: Berth Bodelson
  • Patent number: 4868027
    Abstract: A composite label affixable to a surface of an article comprising an adhesive-bearing base sheet for affixing the label to the article, a front sheet joined to the base sheet along its periphery and an enclosure placed in the pocket formed between the base and front sheets, wherein a tear line in the front sheet provides access to said pocket and to said enclosure; also, a carrier strip having such labels mounted thereon; also a labelled article having adhesively affixed thereto a composite label comprising a base sheet, a front sheet joined to the base sheet along its periphery and an enclosure placed in the pocket formed between the base and front sheets, wherein a tear line in the front sheet provides access to said pocket and to said enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Assignee: Jos. Hunkeler Ltd.
    Inventors: Franz Hunkeler, Max Rey, Renate Wunder
  • Patent number: 4826775
    Abstract: Automatic dilution apparatus and method are provided, and are operable in conjunction with automated sample liquid analysis systems to automatically dilute sample liquids as supplied thereby to automated sample liquid analysis apparatus. One embodiment of the dilution apparatus operates to dilute the sample liquids by flowing the sample liquids from the analysis system sample liquid supply conduit, diluting the same, and returning the diluted sample liquids to the supply conduit for flow therethrough to the sample analysis apparatus for sample liquid analysis. Flow of undiluted sample liquids through the supply conduit is prevented attendant operation of the dilution apparatus. A second embodiment of the dilution apparatus operates to remove predetermined volumes of the sample liquids from the supply conduit, and to replace the same with like volumes of a diluent liquid; thereby diluting the sample liquids in the supply conduit for continued flow to the sample liquid analysis apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Assignee: Alfa-Laval AB
    Inventors: Donald A. Burns, Anthony F. Buccafuri
  • Patent number: 4736202
    Abstract: Arrays of electrostatic elements arranged in columns and rows are used for switching purposes and for memory devices. Electrostatically attracted members, for each element, when actuated, complete a capacitance device to render that element capable of retaining a charge. Whether or not the element is a capacitance device is sensed by a high frequency signal. Permanent memories can be made by substitution of a pattern of conductor areas for the attractable members. The attractable members, when attracted, form a capacitance switching device or matrix of switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Assignee: Bos-Knox, Ltd.
    Inventors: George R. Simpson, Herbert W. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 4735817
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing slices of processed cheese in which a hot cooked mass of the cheese is extruded onto a moving endless belt formed of plastics material provided with a release coating which does not adhere to the cheese, the mass of cheese is spread by a roller into a thin layer, the layer of cheese is carried by the belt through a cooling chamber where the cheese solidifies, and the solidified layer of cheese is peeled from the belt and divided to form individual slices. In a modification, the hot mass of cheese is extruded onto a moving web of film plastics material supported on an endless belt conveyor, the web being fed from a roll of the material at the upstream end of the conveyor and the solidified layer of cheese being peeled from the web before the web is rewound on a reel at the downstream end of the conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Assignee: Alfa-Laval Cheese Systems Limited
    Inventor: Robert M. Smith
  • Patent number: D305259
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Assignee: Essex Environmental Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Granberg, Richard A. Wagner, Gary W. Hundt
  • Patent number: D355754
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Assignee: Fila U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Harlan Brandon