Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Galgano & Burke
  • Patent number: 7135299
    Abstract: The invention relates to the sulfonyl esters of the general formula R1—COO—SO2—Z—R2, wherein Z, R1 and R2 are defined as in claim 1. The invention further relates to the use of one of the inventive compounds for modifying the kinetics of the enzymatic effect of catalase. A method for measuring a concentration in living and/or active microorganisms in a liquid sample (3) by means of the development of oxygen from hydrogen peroxide is also based on the above-mentioned modification. An inventive compound is admixed in a container (1) to the sample, said compound inactivates the enzymatic effect of endogenous catalase without substanially inactivating the enzymatic effect of the intracellular catalase of microorganisms. Hydrogen peroxide is added and immediately afterwards the pressure present in the sample container is briefly equalized with the atmosphere, the container is closed in a gas-tight manner (2) during a predetermined reaction time and the pressure in the container is measured (9, 10, 11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Inventor: Bernd Fritz Podzus
  • Patent number: 7098893
    Abstract: Thumb and finger guide structure for a computer mouse includes two guides, one located on either side of the mouse. One guide is designed to receive the user's thumb and the other is designed to receive the user's little finger. The structure of the present invention positions the user's thumb and little finger with the user's hand in an open relaxed position. The structure allows the mouse to be moved and lifted without gripping its lateral sides. According to one embodiment, the guide structure of the present invention is retro-fitted to an existing mouse by the use of a peel and stick adhesive. According to another embodiment, a computer mouse is provided with the guide structure integral to it and for replacing an existing mouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Inventor: Gary Rogers
  • Patent number: 7095915
    Abstract: To steer a beam in an optical switch, a collimator joined to an optical fiber along a Z-axis is mounted in a gimbal for rocking movement about X and Y axes. A piezoelectric actuator extends along the Z-axis and is symmetric about the fiber. An angular position sensor on the collimator provides feedback for use in steering the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Polatis Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Nicholas Dames
  • Patent number: 7066621
    Abstract: A dual-beam lantern-flashlight capable of emitting two light beams, including an elongated flashlight body having a front end and a rear end, a headlamp mounted in the front end of the body and disposed to emit a beam of light in a forward direction from the front end, a lantern body coupled to the flashlight body, the lantern body having a bottom end, and a lantern lamp mounted in said bottom end of said lantern body and disposed to emit a beam of light generally downwardly and normally relative to the beam of light emitted by said headlamp. The headlamp and lantern lamp when in use together create a single large area of continuous light around the feet and forward of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Donald J. Booty
  • Patent number: 7059240
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a double heating-type pot. The pot includes air inlet holes at an upper portion thereof to introduce heated air into the pot. Further, a guide unit is provided on an outer surface of the pot to efficiently guide heated air to the air inlet holes. Thus, the present invention allows heat conducted through the bottom of the pot and convection heat transferred through the air inlet holes to eliminate a temperature difference between upper and lower portions in the pot, therefore reducing cooking time and evenly heating food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Inventor: Myung-Suk Kim
  • Patent number: 7055357
    Abstract: Vehicle repair clamps for grasping curved or non-linear surfaces. One embodiment comprises a hinged clamp comprising at least one jaw formed of a plurality of jaw sections that are hingedly connected and that may be adjusted to grasp surfaces of different angles. The clamp segments may be straight or arcuate. These embodiments facilitate attachment of the hinged jaws to portions of a damaged vehicle which form different angles and/or have various radii of curvature. Vehicle repair clamps comprising jaws with non-linear clamping portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Inventor: Bradley Weschler
  • Patent number: 7055799
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electromagnetic apparatus for automatically and selectively supplying and shutting off fluid. The electromagnetic apparatus includes a frame unit, a through unit, a coil unit, a rotor, a casing, a shaft and a casing. The frame unit is coaxially contained in the piping or a housing forming the flow path of a fluid. The through unit has one or more through holes to form one or more flow paths through the frame unit. The coil unit is placed in the frame unit to generate an electromagnetic force. The rotor is placed to face the frame unit to selectively open and close the flow paths through interaction with the electromagnetic force generated in the coil unit. The shaft supports the rotor, and a casing supports the frame unit and forms the appearance of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Jahwa Electronics Co., LTD
    Inventors: Jin-Soo Seol, Hee-Seung Kim
  • Patent number: 7044976
    Abstract: A modular system for the formation of a prosthesis for the replacement of a long bone in a human or animal body. The system provides a prosthesis having a proximal or distal end component such as a trochanter or condylar head, forming one component of a prosthetic joint, a shaft for assembly with a distal or proximal end component and a stem for engagement in a resected bone. The systems allows the assembly of a custom fitted prosthesis for a limited range of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Stanmore Implants Worldwide, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jay Meswania
  • Patent number: 7041823
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for preparing 9-[4-acetoxy-3-(acetoxymethyl)but-1-yl]-2-aminopurine (called Famciclovir), a drug of purine derivatives having antiviral activity. This process comprises reacting 2-aminopurine with 2-acetoxymethyl-4-bromobut-1-yl-acetate in the presence of thallium (I) ethoxide to give the desired compound. According to this process, the desired compound can be prepared in very high selectivity and purity under mild reaction conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Kyungdong Pharm. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byoung-suk Lee, Sang-hoon Shin, Jong-sik Park
  • Patent number: 7040236
    Abstract: Disclosed is an environmentally-friendly training hand grenade and a method of manufacturing the same. The training hand grenade is advantageous in that it is not necessary to recover fragments, generated by the explosion of the training hand grenade after use, because a bomb body of the training hand grenade is made of naturally degradable mineral matters, such as barite, tungsten, silica, and yellow earth, thereby many soldiers may be trained for a relatively short time using the training hand grenade. Furthermore, the training hand grenade is made of environmentally-friendly materials, and thus, its use is conducted without causing pollution. In addition, the training hand grenade is made of the mineral matters, thereby ensuring high explosiveness and explosive sound effect when the training hand grenade is exploded, and preventing soldiers from being injured by the fragments in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: C.N.O. Tech Korea Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Se-Hong Oh
  • Patent number: 7026932
    Abstract: An electronic lock-out tag-out system comprising a transmitter lock and a portable receiver. One or more switches of the transmitter lock is connected to a utility box or the like and are actuated when the transmitter lock is moved or removed. When the switch is activated, an alarm is sounded in the transmitter lock and a signal is transmitted to the receiver to sound an alarm in the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Inventor: Gary J. Loudon
  • Patent number: 7026745
    Abstract: An actuator comprises a laminate of interleaved layers of electrode plates and piezoelectric material; wherein an upper region (in use) of electrode plates is adapted when energized to effect deflections in up and down directions; a lower region of electrode plates is adapted when energized to effect deflections in up and down directions; and one or more further regions of electrode plates are adapted when energized to effect deflections in left and right directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Polatis Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Nicholas Dames
  • Patent number: 7017828
    Abstract: For the purposes of increasing pilot visibility and comfort in small planes during winter conditions, this invention provides an auxiliary heating system. Prior to actual flight, that is to say that during start up, warm up, taxi and takeoff, a small aircraft does not intake sufficient outside air to warm the cabin and defrost the windshield. The normal heating system on a small plane depends upon ram air when the plane is flying at normal speeds. This invention consists of a simple replacement part, mainly an electric blower which sucks in air from outside the aircraft and forces it through the muffler shroud and thereafter into the cabin and defroster ducts. The system is operated by a switch located on the control panel. Once the aircraft is in flight, the system may be shut off as there is sufficient ram air to heat the small aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Inventor: Carl Heinz Reichle
  • Patent number: 7005142
    Abstract: A veterinary delivery system in the form of a pliable film comprising at least one binder, at least one lubricant, at least one solvent for the binder and lubricant, and an effective amount of at least one effective agent. According to one embodiment, a flavorant is included in a pliable hydrophilic film in order to enhance oral acceptability by the animal. In other embodiments, the films preferably have a moisture content of about 2–15%, preferably about 3–7% by weight. The hydrophilic films most preferably have at least one effective agent distributed homogeneously throughout the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Leon, John Berggren, Paul Gabel, Daniel S. Leon
  • Patent number: 7003955
    Abstract: An enhanced pumped storage power system. More particularly, the invention is a regenerative power system that utilizes the gravitational forces of downward movement of large quantities of water to convert same to electrical energy. In the preferred mode of implementation, the system utilizes a man-made lake at a first level of elevation. Though higher altitudes can be effective, the lake need only be approximately twenty to thirty feet in elevation. The lake, which may exceed one hundred acres in size, may be elevated above and adjacent a natural body of water, such as seawater at a coastline. As such, sandy terrain associated with the region facilitates initial construction of the system. An underground generator is utilized for the power conversion and pumping of the water back to the upper reservoir during times of low energy demand, allowing for significant noise reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Lester Davis
  • Patent number: 6994764
    Abstract: To make a shaped article, a decorative paper whose cotton linters content is at least 10 wt % and can be as high as 100 wt % of the total fiber content in the paper is impregnated with a cross-linkable aminoplastic resin, applied on a carrier of wood-based material and formed to a three-dimensional structure under pressure and at elevated temperature while the resin undergoes cross-linking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Munksjoe Paper Decor GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Erich Rathgeb
  • Patent number: D516433
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventor: Celso Dantas De Aguiar
  • Patent number: D519866
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Ingenious Design LLC
    Inventor: Joy Mangano
  • Patent number: D531961
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Greenfield Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Greenfield
  • Patent number: D535406
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Inventor: Conrad Peter Martin