Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Donald C. Casey
  • Patent number: 6283346
    Abstract: A strap is disclosed comprising a bottle-neck-strap-hole (13) with the measurements predetermined, in accordance with the bottle-neck size, the bottle-neck-strap-hole is cut to fit tightly around a bottle-neck. The bottle-neck-strap is designed to be worn comfortably over the shoulder, around the neck or hung on an object. The Bottle-neck-strap (10) made out of ethylene-vinyl-acetate, which has a hand like foam rubber, is a preferred practical application of this invention. This invention can also be made in a two piece bottle-neck-strap, with the area around the bottle-neck-strap-hole (13) referred to as a bottle-neck-collar (15). A rope, cord or string can be attached to the hole (16) at each end of the bottle-neck-collar; this completes the utility-bottle-neck-strap design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Inventor: Johnnie Marshall Thomas
  • Patent number: 6266812
    Abstract: A addressable CATV end-user payment collection management system, which includes a cable TV broadcasting system, the cable TV broadcasting system having a plurality of demodulators, which demodulate signals from different channels, a video signal main cable for signal output, a mixer, which mixes the signals received from the demodulators into an end-user receivable video signal, and then sends the mixed video signal to the end users through the video signal main cable, a payment collection computer data bank for storing and processing data of the end-users, and producing a control signal to a cable modem subject to the payment data of the end-users, a cable modem connected between the cable TV broadcasting system and the payment collection computer data bank for sending the control signal from the payment collection computer data bank to the mixer of the cable TV broadcasting system for mixing with the video signal for synchronous output; and a plurality of signal distributors respectively connected to the v
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: NFOCOM Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Leo Yu
  • Patent number: 6257535
    Abstract: An adjustable microphone mounting assembly includes a hook plate for hooking on the pocket, the belt, etc., a vacuum mount fixedly secured to the hook plate at one end for securing the hook plate to a flat surface by a vacuum suction force, an adjustment plate slidably supported on the hook plate and locked by a lock screw, and a clamp fixedly fastened to the adjustment plate at one end to hold a microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Yoga Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Panding Jaing
  • Patent number: 6249536
    Abstract: The array is highly suitable for producing a spacially wide output “beam” (comprising a number of individual beams). It suffers less from problems of hotspots and filamentation since each tapered laser supports a limited number of modes, or even a single mode. Therefore it produces a semiconductor laser which is especially suitable for pumping of other lasers and to be used in materials processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: GEC-Marconi Limited
    Inventors: Mark Cunnigham Farries, Jan Jozef Lewandowski, David James Robbins, Peter John Williams
  • Patent number: 6241008
    Abstract: In a capillary evaporator for use in a capillary pumped loop, in which capillary action in a porous wick 7 causes cold liquid to be drawn across the wick and vaporized by a heat input structure 6 and in particular fin 8 of that structure so that the vapour passes around a loop and rejects heat at a condenser in order to cool equipment in the vicinity of the evaporator, the vapour generated in the wick 7 from the liquid/vapor interface (meniscus) 11 is subject to a lower pressure drop than hitherto by virtue of a spacer 14 of greater permeability and thermal conductivity than the wick 7 without the necessity for the meniscus 11 to recede from the fin 8 which would cause an undesirable temperature drop of the meniscus, thereby improving the capacity of the evaporator to pump liquid/vapor around the loop and thus transport heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Matra Marconi Space UK, Ltd.
    Inventor: Neil William Dunbar
  • Patent number: 6227740
    Abstract: A scrubbing attachment for a hand held pump dispenser having a rotatable nozzle cap threadedly received on the pump nozzle stem is described. The attachment has a back face having a central channel with internal threads, adapted to be substituted for the nozzle cap, and a front face with a pinhole extending axially into the channel and a plurality of tufts extending outwardly from the surface of the front face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventors: Roger K. Stear, John C. Lewis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6222760
    Abstract: An OTP (One Time Programmable) micro-controller having a high-data/low-data switching unit adapted to separate input data into high-data and low-data for transmission to an EPROM (erasable programmable read only memory), so that input data of bit number greater than the number of data input/output pins of the micro-controller can be positively write in the EPROM at one time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Micon Design Technology Co. LTD
    Inventor: Pater Chang
  • Patent number: 6213721
    Abstract: A structure for eliminating or reducing noise emission from a structure which vibrates at two or more discrete frequencies is described. Vibration damping tiles are secured to the surface of the structure with each tile have a high density layer linked to the structure by a layer of plastic material, such as polyurethane foam, with the mass of the high density layer, the dimensions of the layer of the plastic material and the properties of the plastic material selected so that the compression mode and shear mode resonant frequencies correspond to two of the discrete frequencies of the structure. The noise suppression device is particularly suited for use with wind turbines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Thomson Marconi Sonar Limited
    Inventor: Peter Watkinson
  • Patent number: 6212949
    Abstract: A fluid level sensor and a washer unit are provided for an automated immonoassay processing system. A washer head (13) is vertically movable by a drive (2) above a reaction tray (8) having fluid (15) in separate cells. The level sensor comprises two electrodes arranged along a fluid path within aspirator tips (6). The electrodes are held at different electrical potentials and are effectively insulated from each other. If fluid is aspirated along the fluid path then the electrodes are bridged. Control means (1) is arranged to detect any change in conductance between the electrodes thereby indicating the presence of fluid (15). The vertical height of the washer head is determined relative to the sample thereby enabling the device to determine the level of the fluid (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Dynex Technologies (Guernsey) Ltd.
    Inventors: David John Inder, Paul Anthony Higgs, Peter John Le Feuvre
  • Patent number: 6199993
    Abstract: A new structure of automobile exterior rearview mirror which integrates an arc-surface wide-angle mirror and a plane mirror together to form a one-piece design. This design overcomes the drawbacks of the existing exterior rearview mirror, in which a driver use a stick-on type wide-angle mirror. In addition, the present invention also provides a blank surface area with parabolized image coating. The blank surface area is formed between the wide-angle mirror and the plane mirror and its function is to prevent the refraction and reflection interferences caused by the wide-angle mirror and the plane mirror. The exterior rearview mirror of the present invention is economical, will not fall off and has no blind spot. It is a full view safety mirror for backing up the car, making turns and changing lanes in the roadway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Inventor: Lin Chung Mou
  • Patent number: 6196118
    Abstract: A baffle system for a deep fat fryer is described. The baffle system improves heat transfer from straight heat tubes which pass through the tank. The baffle is disposed within the tube to encounter products of combustion from a gas fired burner which enter the tube, and causes the products of combustion to swirl against the internal walls of the heat tube. In addition the baffle provides radiant surfaces which, when heated, radiate heat energy against the walls of the tube and the baffle rests on the tube wall itself to heat the same by conduction. Each baffle includes a plate with wings struck therefrom disposed at an acute angle against the flow of combustion products and each wing terminates in a flat tab disposed parallel to the plate for radiant energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Pitco Frialator, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Savage, David W Tucci, Anthony F. Reale
  • Patent number: 6189845
    Abstract: A tripod, in particular a mini tripod for mounting lockably a photographic apparatus, includes a platform, a base, and a plurality of legs. The joint between the platform and the base serves as a pivot whereby the platform can perform deviation within a limited distance. A through hole is provided to go through from one lateral side of the base to the other lateral side. An axial block 44 is fitted into one end of the through hole 21 for abutting a corresponding surface of the platform. The other end of the through hole is provided with a nut receiving recess and a left clutch receiving recess for receiving a nut and a left clutch, respectively. A right clutch is provided on a corresponding side of the platform. A rotary knob having a screw rod passes through the platform to screwably join the right clutch, the left clutch, and the nut. The rotary knob is turnable to drive the screw rod into the base so that the teeth of the left and right clutches inter-engage to achieve firm positioning of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Inventor: Amy Chen
  • Patent number: 6183204
    Abstract: An electric fan, which includes a saucer-like base for positioning on a flat surface, a floor fan connector for fastening to the base, a fan assembly, the fan assembly having a downwardly extended bottom coupling tube and a peg raised from the periphery of the bottom coupling tube, a stem for connection between the fan assembly and the floor fan connector, enabling the fan assembly and the base to be assembled into a floor fan, a lock screw for threading into a screw hole at the peg of the bottom coupling tube to secure the fan assembly to the stem, a lock nut for threading onto an outer thread at the stem to secure the stem to the floor fan connector and the base, and a desk fan connector for fastening the bottom coupling tube of the fan assembly to the base, enabling the fan assembly and the base to be assembled into a desk fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Accutek Products Corp.
    Inventor: Antony Chang
  • Patent number: 6184757
    Abstract: A number of electronic modules 82, 82′, 83, 83′ are mounted on a cold finger 100 disposed within a sealed housing 104, 110, the interior 210 of which is evacuated. To minimize heat transfer by conduction, gaps are provided in the dielectric substrates carrying the input and output transmission lines providing signal paths between the modules and electrical connectors on the exterior sidewalls 106, 108 of the housing. The gaps are bridged by thin conductive wires, thereby providing low electrical, but high thermal, impedance at the gaps. A number of module assemblies may be stacked on a single cold finger. To allow modules to be adjusted under actual operating conditions, a cover having a number of spring-loaded screwdrivers extending through vacuum tight seals and aligned with adjustable components of the modules, may be temporarily substituted for the enclosure lid 110. The springs urge the screwdrivers out of engagement when no adjustment is being made to minimize heat transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: GEC-Marconi Limited
    Inventors: Keith Ronald Rosenthal, Ramanlal Chhiba Mistry, Robert Brian Greed
  • Patent number: 6165014
    Abstract: An improved connector socket comprises a seamless front housing that has square or rectangular cross section. The perimeter of the front housing is provided with a plurality of recesses that are directed inward to the housing. The front portion of the front housing is provided with at least one receptacle that is provided with a plurality of positioning tabs that has a circular contour. The rear housing is connected to the rear portion of the front housing and which has a square or rectangular cross section. The rear housing defines left and right walls that are provided with at least an opening. The top wall of the rear housing has a longer length than that of the left and right walls and a bending cutout is disposed adjacent to the left and right walls. The rear end of the top wall is also provided with a retaining groove at both sides. The bottom wall of the rear housing has a shorter length that equals to the length of the left and right walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Inventors: Chang-Chi Kao, Chia-Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 6160480
    Abstract: A wireless inline skate or skate board pulse watch which includes an inline skate or skate board transmitter worn on the user's foot to detect his body motion through a vibration switch and to moderate the detected signal into a radio signal is described. The watch further includes a heart rate pulse signal transmitter secured to the user's chest to detect his heart rate through a vibration switch and to modulate the detected signal into a radio signal. A timer is also provided, and a display unit which is worn on the user's wrist to receive and demodulate the output signals of the transmitters to show the data of speed/distance of the user's body motion and the number of beats per second of the user's heart through two separate display screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Inventor: Hsien Huang Su-yueh
  • Patent number: 6152022
    Abstract: A modular burner mounting assembly for a deep fat flyer is described. A vertical plate is used to support each burner with a fuel-air mixture being admitted at one end, and a flame disposed at an opposite end, the flame being dimensioned to register on its respective heat tube so products of combustion are admitted to the heat tube at one end, travel through the tube heating an oil bath surrounding the tube and exits through the flue. A single pilot is integrally mounted on the mounting plate between a pair of centrally located burners so that the pilot simultaneously ignites the fuel-air mixture exiting from each burner. Carry over brackets are provided between the burners ignited by the pilot and adjacent burners so that the flame of one burner passes directly to a fuel-air mixture exiting an adjacent burner to ignite the same. In this way a single pilot can be used to ignite two, four, or even five burners or more as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Pitco Frialator, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Johnathan Savage, David Wayne Tucci, Anthony Francis Reale
  • Patent number: D439746
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Tucel Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John C. Lewis, Jr.
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    Patent number: D434463
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Inventor: Tony Lin
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    Patent number: D434464
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Inventor: Tony Lin