Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Dean W. Russell
  • Patent number: 7926873
    Abstract: The invention provides a design innovation to conventional air passenger seats. The design innovation relates to the positioning of IFE boxes. For a better understanding, the reader may recall the last flight in the airline seat and the way the passenger's leg room was inhibited by a box mounted on the seat leg in front of the passenger. The new design innovation repositions (or “pancakes”) the IFE box underneath the seat pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Weber Aircraft LP
    Inventor: Kenneth Rombouts
  • Patent number: 6833075
    Abstract: A method and device for filtration and/or purification of fluids water or other solutions containing microbiological and chemical contaminants, such as fluids containing metals, water treatment chemicals, reactive chemicals and microorganisms, where the fluid is passed through a composite material composed of fluid treatment media with or without a binder matrix in which the filtration media, binder, or support structures, or a combination thereof contains a surface treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Watervisions International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Hughes
  • Patent number: 6830780
    Abstract: A multilayer brazeable metallization structure for diamond components and method for producing it are described. The brazeable metallization finds particular application for the attachment of diamond components such as heat spreaders in electronic packages that incorporate high power semiconductor devices. In the present invention, a diamond component is provided with a multilayer coating of metals including depositing a first layer of chromium for adhesion onto at least a portion of the diamond component, depositing a second barrier layer of a refractory metal for a barrier onto at least portion of the chromium layer, and a top layer of copper, silver or gold for wetting. This top layer is thick (greater than 5 microns), without sacrificing resistance to delamination, particularly at brazing conditions. It is obtained by depositing a layer of a first metal onto at least a portion of the refractory metal layer, and depositing a layer of a second metal onto at least a portion of the first metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Morgan Chemical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Petkie
  • Patent number: 6822226
    Abstract: A corona discharge ionization source is disclosed in which neutral species are removed by directing a flow of oxygen containing gas in a direction substantially different to that of the ion flow. The ion profiles produced are similar in many respects to those produced by a 63Ni source, thus an alternative, non-radioactive, ion source is offered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Inventors: Stuart Keith Ross, Andrew John Bell
  • Patent number: 6820495
    Abstract: A strain/electrical potential transducer (10) includes a rigid base (12), a rigid beam (18) hinged to the base (12) at (20), an elongate stack (14) of dielectric substance, e.g. piezoelectric material, generally parallel with the beam (18) and hinged to the base at (16), and a rigid link (22) interconnecting ends of the beam and stack remote from the base (12). The transducer can be operated as a displacement generator by applying potential difference to the stack (14) via contacts (15) to strain the stack (14) and to cause amplified, transverse displacement as shown at (32). Conversely, the transducer can be operated as a sensor. Displacement at (32) causes strain in the stack (14) which generates a potential difference at the contacts (15). Composite transducers are disclosed. A manipulating device in the form of an arrangement of displacement generators and use thereof for microscanning are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: CSIR
    Inventors: Jeremy Rex Wallis, Philip Wayne Loveday
  • Patent number: 6821321
    Abstract: A personal respirator has a face mask and is provided with a filter unit comprising a canister housing contiguous layers of novel filter material. The filter material is suitable for both particulate and vapor filtration, and comprises a composite of first and second groups of chopped fibres, the fibres of the first group having a relatively large diameter (about 7×10−6 m) and the second group having a relatively small diameter (about 0.5×10−6 m).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Inventors: Matthew Joseph Chinn, Laurence Anthony Pears
  • Patent number: 6814020
    Abstract: Composite-shell pneumatic craft convertible into a closed box, having a rigid hull and an inflatable float fixed to the edge thereof, a removable rigid panel constituting a lid for the hull containing the deflated float; a profile fixed along the outer edge of the hull comprises a supporting flank and a groove with narrow opening which opens into an upper wall close to the flank; the groove holds a bead joined to flexible skirt of the float; the upper wall, in its part adjacent to the groove opposite to the flank, can support a lip of the removable panel; a portion of the flank cooperates with members for fixing the profile to the hull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Zodiac International
    Inventor: Didier Maurel
  • Patent number: 6795986
    Abstract: A swimming pool with a rigid structure, comprises a rigid peripheral wall made of a rot-resistant material supported by posts and a flexible waterproof liner arranged in the space defined by the rigid wall and attached to the upper edge of the said wall, in which, along their full height, the posts comprise an interior portion made of a rot-resistant material to which the rigid wall is secured and an externally projecting portion having at least two grooves, one on either side, and cladding panels having at least externally at least the appearance of wood are slid into the opposing grooves of two consecutive posts the externally projecting portions of the posts being of such dimensions and the grooves being so positioned that there is a gap between the cladding panels and the rigid wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Zodiac European Pools
    Inventors: Gérard Marbach, Eric Bonnin
  • Patent number: 6794860
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transformer comprising a closed probe core (2) consisting of a soft magnetic material, a probe coil (3), at least part of which is wound around the probe core (2), a closed compensation core (1) consisting of soft magnetic material, and a compensation coil (4), at least part of which is wound around the probe core (2) and the compensation core (4). The probe core (2) and the compensation core (4) are arranged in relation to one another in such a way that a conductor (5), which carries a measuring current, can be guided through the probe core (2) and the compensation core (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Stefan Schäfer
  • Patent number: 6793745
    Abstract: The invention relates to a high-strength, age-hardenable, corrosion-resistant maraging type spring steel, which is essentially comprised of 6.0 to 9.0 wt. % of Ni, 11.0 to 15.0 wt. % of Cr, 0.1 to 0.3 wt. % of Ti, 0.2 to 0.3 wt. % of Be and of a remainder consisting of Fe, whose martensite temperature Ms≧130° C. and which has a ferrite content cferrite of less than 3%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hartwin Weber, Waldemar Doering, Gernot Hausch
  • Patent number: 6789539
    Abstract: In a method of regulating the flow rate of additional oxygen taken from a pressurized inlet for oxygen from a source and admitted into a breathing mask provided with an inlet for dilution ambient air, the ambient pressure and the instantaneous inhaled breathe-in flow rate in terms of volume reduced to ambient conditions are measured in real time. The minimum oxygen content in the complete inhalation phase in order to comply with respiratory standards is computed from the ambient pressure and the instantaneous flow rate of additional oxygen is controlled in such a manner as to satisfy the requirements of the applicable standards with a safety margin that is generally a few percent. There is also described a regulator implementing the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Intertechnique
    Inventor: Patrice Martinez
  • Patent number: 6788046
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compensation current sensor, comprising a magnet core (M4), with a first section around which a secondary winding (S4) is wound. A magnetic field probe (MS4) is arranged in the vicinity of the secondary winding (S4). A primary winding is magnetically coupled with the secondary winding (S4). A metal screen (A4) is provided at a distance from the magnet core (M4). On the plane, on which the magnet core (M4) lies, the shield (A4) surrounds the magnet core (M4), with the exception of a side opening, whereby part of the opening is in the vicinity of the magnetic field probe (MS4) and arranged and configured such that magnetic flux which passes through the shield (A4), partially passes through the magnetic field probe (MS4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Friedrich Lenhard, Stefan Schäfer
  • Patent number: 6770579
    Abstract: A smart film or material which automatically controls its porous properties in relation to changes in its local environment thus allowing fluids to pass through the film or material in a controlled fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defense
    Inventors: Colin Dawson, Julian Vincent
  • Patent number: 6761398
    Abstract: Structures and assemblies for stowable tables and similar objects are detailed. Versions of the assemblies may cooperate with pivoting covers mounted to vehicle seats for purposes of deploying and retaining the tables. Other versions may include tables biased to fit snugly in recessed portions of backrests of seats, with compression of the biasing mechanism occurring sometimes when backrests are reclined and expansion of the mechanism occurring sometimes when the tables are deployed. Yet other versions may include tables latching to bars or other objects protruding rearward from the backrests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Weber Aircraft LP
    Inventors: Paul Bentley, Adrianus W. N. Ruiter, Matthew G. Durocher
  • Patent number: 6761827
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for purifying water by forming in an electrolytic cell molecular halogen, hypohalic acid, hypohalite ions or combinations thereof, from halide ions dissolved in the water; and dissolving one or more soluble metal salts in the water to provide corresponding metal ions. The invention also relates to a system for purifying water, having an electrolytic cell comprising a plurality of electrodes sufficient to electrolytically convert halide ion in the water into molecular halogen, hypohalic acid, or hypohalite ions, or combinations thereof; and a metal generator, which provides concentrations of one or more metals to the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Zodiac Pool Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard T. Coffey
  • Patent number: 6755707
    Abstract: Methods and techniques for constructing inflatable objects are detailed herein. Objects made according to these techniques may include both plastic material (such as polyvinyl chloride) and fabric connected indirectly via an interfacing material including the two. The objects additionally may include a fastening system including opposed, spatially-alternating loops through an article is placed. Use as inflatable sleds may (although need not necessarily) be the intended function of the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Sevylor, Inc.
    Inventor: Konstantin Klimenko
  • Patent number: 6755194
    Abstract: Stowage systems having boxes with covers are addressed. Exemplary systems include mechanisms for biasing covers toward their closed positions and for blocking, or maintaining, covers in their open positions when necessary or desired. Such systems are particularly (although not exclusively) useful for cockpit storage of oxygen masks, where open covers might impede use of certain flight controls during aircraft operation but facilitate removal or reinsertion of the masks by a mechanic when the aircraft is not operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Intertechnique, S.A.
    Inventor: Denis Taieb
  • Patent number: 6753188
    Abstract: The surface plasmon resonance apparatus (1) for detecting a soluble and/or particulate analyte comprises a prism sensor (2) providing a metallised sensor surface (3) capable of binding the analyte, and a laser (10) providing a beam (4) for direction at the sensor surface (3). A detector (5) is provided which is capable of detecting light (6), which is internally reflected from the sensor surface (3). Displacement means (7) comprising a vibrator (8) and mirror (9), is operable whereby the excitation beam (4) is displaced over an angular range (A) relative to the sensor surface (3). An analyte sample (15) is disposed on the metallic sensor (3). The detector (5) is used to interpret the light signals (6) internally reflected from the sensor surface (3) so that the sample (15) is analysed. A video camera system (16), which includes a mirror (17), microscope objective (18) and CCD (charge-coupled device) array (19), is used to detect the scattered light emitted from the upper face of the sensor surface (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Inventors: Elaine Ann Perkins, David James Squirrell
  • Patent number: D496984
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Zodiac Pool Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Alvin Costa, Richard T. Coffey, Michael Pereira, Daniel Nelsen, Thomas Parent, Christopher Kampf, Ryan White
  • Patent number: D499785
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Sevylor, Inc.
    Inventor: Konstantin Klimenko