Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm George W. Neuner
  • Patent number: 6540353
    Abstract: An aspheric multifocal contact lens for wearing by a patient with presbyopia is disclosed. The lens has a lens body with a rear surface adapted to fit on the surface of the eye and a front surface that interacts with the rear surface to bring about the desired optics of the lens. The lens also has a centrally located and generally circular first optic zone providing a first power correction for near vision, and a second optic zone concentric with the first optic zone and located peripherally therefrom providing a second power correction for distance vision. A transition zone concentric with the first optic zone is located between said first and second optic zones. The transition zone provides a rapid power shift of about 0.8 to about 1.6 diopters over a distance of about 0.25 mm between the power correction of the first and second zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Polyvue Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen A. Dunn
  • Patent number: 6525718
    Abstract: A flexible circuit board includes: an insulative tape having a pair of long sides and a pair of short sides; a driving IC mounted on the insulative tape; an input terminal for receiving data signals and control signals to be sent to the driving IC; a first output terminal for outputting a signal from the driving IC; a second output terminal for outputting at least some of the data signals and control signals; and first and second power signal terminals for supplying a voltage to the driving IC, wherein the input terminal, the first output terminal, and the second output terminal are provided on one of the pair of long sides, the first power signal terminal being provided on one of the pair of short sides, and the second power signal terminal being provided on the other one of the pair of short sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Murakami, Seiji Maeda, Shinji Murabe, Nobuaki Takahashi, Yoshitsugu Kawahigashi
  • Patent number: 6525206
    Abstract: Featured compounds have high monoamine transport affinity and are characterized by one of the following two general formulas set out above. The compounds bind selectively or non-selectively to monoamine transporters. The compounds are useful to treat various medical indications including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Parkinson's disease, cocaine addiction, smoking cessation, weight reduction, obsessive-compulsive disorder, various forms of depression, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and narcolepsy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignees: President and Fellows of Harvard College, Organix, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Meltzer, Paul Blundell, Pinglang Wang, Bertha K. Madras
  • Patent number: 6520722
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cutting tool with an asymmetric tooth form, and a method for making the same. Such tooth forms are useful for cutting tools such as band saw blades, circular saws, hacksaws and other saw type products. The tooth form of this invention can improve precision over prior art tooth forms by reducing manufacturing variability. The improved precision provides more consistent performance and a better quality of the cut surface. The non-symmetrical form ground tooth profiles cut designated chip profiles and thereby cut specific portions of the kerf much like a broaching application. This non-symmetrical ground tooth profile can alter the distribution of the downfeed cutting force allowing for more aggressive cutting or conversely, cutting at the desired rate with less downfeed pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Simonds Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter B. Hopper, David Gamache
  • Patent number: 6515383
    Abstract: A device and method for substantially enhancing the cooling of electric machines, e.g., motors and generators, is described. A hermetically-sealed chamber surrounds electric wire winding end-turns at either end of the stator core, and contains at least one phase-change coolant. The coolant removes heat from the stator winding through the end-turns, where often temperatures are the greatest, through cyclical ebullition, whereby heat generated by the stator winding end-turns boils and, subsequently, vaporizes the liquid coolant. The hot, vaporized coolant is removed through at least one vapor return passage and collects, cools, and condenses on the stator cooling jacket, which removes heat from the vaporized coolant. The liquid condensate precipitates into a wicking matrix, which continuously returns the liquid condensate through capillarity to the liquid coolant pool that partially wets the wicking matrix and winding end-turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: SatCon Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Edward J. Ognibene, Jerome Kiley
  • Patent number: 6504522
    Abstract: An active-matrix-type image display device having a gray-scale power supply for generating gray-scale voltages of different levels, and a source driver that applies gray-scale voltages according to a digital picture signal to source lines and includes one scanning circuit for each source line. The outputs of the scanning circuits are sequentially made active once in a horizontal period. A latch circuit fetches the digital picture signal in synchronization with making the output of the scanning circuit active. The digital picture signal is decoded by a decoder circuit, and one of analog switches becomes a conducting state according to the decoded signal. As a result, one of the gray-scale voltages is output to the source line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ichiro Shiraki, Yasushi Kubota, Tamotsu Sakai
  • Patent number: 6498713
    Abstract: A low-voltage, low-inductance device for storing electrical charge in a snubber circuit and a method of minimizing inductance in the snubber circuit using the device, wherein the device includes a plurality of extended electrodes, in parallel or series, that are joined to a positive conductor terminal at one end spray and at a negative conductor terminal at the other end spray so that end sprays of adjacent extended electrodes are alternately joined to the positive and negative conductor terminals. Accordingly, current flowing though adjacent extended electrodes is of substantially equal intensity but different in direction. As a result, inductance produced effectively cancels out that of adjacent extended electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: SatCon Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip A. Sanger, Lyon Mandelcorn, Leban E. Lesster, Frank A. Lindberg
  • Patent number: 6488170
    Abstract: A container and a lid for closing it are disclosed. The container has an open end, a closed end and a peripheral sidewall therebetween. The peripheral sidewall has a rolled rim at the edge thereof adjacent the open end of the container. The lid has a dome-shaped structure. A peripheral rim curl is provided for locking the lid to the rolled rim of the container to close the open end. The lid also has a central region and a plurality of arched struts extending radially between the central region and the peripheral rim curl. At least one tabular hinged drinking region is provided in the lid. The tabular hinged drinking region is structured and arranged to be depressed into the container, thereby providing at least one flow-through opening in the tabular hinged drinking region of the lid. Preferably, the depressed tabular hinged drinking region is self-locking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Tim Johnson Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6483596
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method for calibrating the control of a radiation device producing electromagnetic radiation or particle radiation in a rapid prototyping system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
    Inventors: Jochen Philippi, Andreas Lohner
  • Patent number: 6471705
    Abstract: There is provided a bone screw known per se, having a threaded portion (2) and a reception part (5) for receiving a rod (29) to be connected to the bone screw. The securing and locking action of the connection between the bone screw and the rod is provided by an exterior nut (13). To provide for the required strength and durability of the connection, the exterior nut (13) comprises an inside sleeve-shaped element (17) having a predetermined inner dimension and an outer diameter which is almost equal to or slightly less than the diameter of the bore (8), and a pressure element (22) arranged therein. The pressure element (22) comprises a first section (26) at its end facing the bottom of the bore hole (8). The outer dimension of the first section is greater than the predetermined inner dimension and the first section causes the element (17) to be expanded when pressure is exerted on the rod (29) to be received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, J├╝rgen Harms
  • Patent number: 6468992
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel phosphonic acid diester derivatives useful as medicines. The phosphonic acid diester derivatives are represented by the general formula: wherein R1 represents amino group, N-lower alkylamino group, N-lower alkenylamino group, or the like; R2 and R3 represent hydrogen atom, lower alkyl group, halogen atom, lower alkoxy group, or the like; R4 represents hydrogen atom, lower alkyl group or phenyl(lower)alkyl group; R5 and R6 represent lower alkyl group; X, Y and Z represent that all of them are carbon atoms or one of them is nitrogen atom and the other two are carbon atoms; Q represents a single bond or alkylene group; or the pharmacologically acceptable salts thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sakai, Kazuyoshi Miyata, Kenichi Kawamura, Yoshihiko Tsuda, Yasuhide Inoue
  • Patent number: 6462020
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition is described as an admixture of a pharmacological carrier and a peptide having the formula f-Met-Leu-X. X is selected from the group consisting of Tyr, Tyr-Phe, Phe-Phe and Phe-Tyr. Also described are methods for inhibiting the degranulation of mast cells and for treating inflammation in a patient, for example, where the inflammation is a result of a disease selected from the group consisting of asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and anaphylaxis. In addition, methods are described for inhibiting the release of cytokines in a patient, for inhibiting the release of histamines in a patient, for inhibiting the release leukotrienes in a patient, for reducing adhesion, migration and aggregation of lymphocytes, eosinophils and neutrophils to a site of inflammation in a patient, for reducing the production of IgE antibodies at site of inflammation in a patient, and for inhibiting increased vascular permeability at site of inflammation in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Hisatek, LLC
    Inventor: John C. Houck
  • Patent number: 6455136
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a film for ink jet recording sheet comprising: a polyester film, a coating layer on the polyester film formed by applying a coating solution containing a polymer (A) having oxazoline groups on the surface of the polyester film, then drying and stretching the film, and an ink jet image receiving layer on the coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film Corporation
    Inventors: Nariaki Okajima, Yoshio Shimizu
  • Patent number: 6452289
    Abstract: A grid-linked power supply is described. An inverter, at least one distributed energy source to meet normal, non-peak power demand, a connection to a public utility grid to meet peak power demand requirements, and a converter for regulating delivery of power from the distributed energy source or the public utility grid are connected by bus lines. A topology for the grid-linked power supply has an inverter and a DC/DC converter that is connected to the distributed energy source. The inverter and converter are connected by bus lines, and a bias voltage is provided to select drawing power from the distributed energy source or the public utility grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: SatCon Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Lansberry, Evgeny N. Holmansky
  • Patent number: 6428699
    Abstract: An oil strainer comprises upper and lower partial bodies, made of synthetic resin, joined together to form a roughly tube-shaped strainer main body, the interior of which is provided with a filter. The oil strainer has a flange section for attachment with bolts, and the flange section is provided with at least one bolt hole which passes through the interior of the roughly tube-shaped strainer main body. With this structure, it is possible to provide an oil strainer which can be installed on a small installation surface, which is able to reduce resin fatigue, and which can prevent impairment of the seal due to loosening of installation members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: G P Daikyo Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Iwata, Yoshihiro Takemoto, Yasumi Mototani
  • Patent number: 6424399
    Abstract: A reflection type liquid crystal display apparatus includes: a first substrate having a plurality of reflecting electrodes; a second substrate having a light transmitting electrode; and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The first substrate includes an insulating substrate, a switching device provided on the insulating substrate for supplying a display voltage signal to the reflecting electrode, a drawing-out electrode connected to the switching device and extending under the reflecting electrode, and an insulating resin layer having a contact hole on the drawing-out electrode. The reflecting electrode is provided on the insulating resin layer, corresponding to each pixel, so as to cover the contact hole, and is electrically connected to the drawing-out electrode at the bottom of the contact hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasunori Shimada, Hisakazu Nakamura, Koji Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 6423098
    Abstract: A leg prosthesis having an artificial knee joint with swing phase control and recoil break comprises a damping member acting upon the knee joint, detectors for detecting force, knee angle and acceleration and a control unit for controlling the dampening degree of the damping member on the basis of the detected values. The damping characteristics of the damping member are varied in dependence on control signals produced by the control unit on the basis of a viscosity change of the magneto-rheological liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH
    Inventor: Lutz Biedermann
  • Patent number: 6417221
    Abstract: New tropane analogs that bind to monoamine transporters are described, particularly, 8-aza, 8carbo and 8-oxo tropanes having 6- or 7- substituents. The compounds of the present invention can be racemic, pure R-enantiomers, or pure S-enantiomers. Certain preferred compounds of the present invention have a high selectivity for the DAT versus the SERT. Also described are pharmaceutical therapeutic compositions comprising the compounds formulated in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and a method for inhibiting 5-hydroxy-tryptamine reuptake of a monoamine transporter by contacting the monoamine transporter with a 5-hydroxytryptamine reuptake inhibiting amount of a compound of the present invention. Preferred monoamine transporters for the practice of the present invention include the dopamine transporter, the serotonin transporter and the norepinephrine transporter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignees: Organix, Inc., President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Peter C. Meltzer, Bertha K. Madras, Paul Blundell, Zhengming Chen
  • Patent number: 6411065
    Abstract: An integrated system for comprehensive control of an electric power generation system utilizes state machine control having particularly defined control states and permitted control state transitions. In this way, accurate, dependable and safe control of the electric power generation system is provided. Several of these control states may be utilized in conjunction with a utility outage ride-through technique that compensates for a utility outage by predictably controlling the system to bring the system off-line and to bring the system back on-line when the utility returns. Furthermore, a line synchronization technique synchronizes the generated power with the power on the grid when coming back on-line. The line synchronization technique limits the rate of synchronization to permit undesired transient voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: SatCon Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas C. Underwood, William B. Hall, Thomas C. Matty
  • Patent number: 6403224
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coated film comprising: a polyester film, a coating layer on said polyester film formed by applying a coating solution containing a polymer (A) on the surface of said polyester film, wherein said polymer (A) comprises a copolymer containing a monomer having oxazoline groups, (meth)acrylonitrile, and styrene, then drying and stretching the film, and a overcoat layer on said coating layer formed by applying an aqueous coating solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film Corporation
    Inventors: Nariaki Okajima, Yoshio Shimizu