Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Greenwald & Basch LLP
  • Patent number: 6499831
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus for traveling wave transport of charged particles, and more particularly to methods and apparatus for the loading, conveying and dispensing of particles for use in the preparation of pharmaceutical dosages as well as the monitoring and control thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Technology Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Fred W. Schmidlin
  • Patent number: 6494916
    Abstract: A prosthetic implant that contains a stem integrally connected to a neck, a head that sits on top of the neck, and a porous assembly disposed around them stem. The porous assembly contains a first porous tube and a second porous tube, wherein the second porous tube is disposed within the first porous tube, and the stem is disposed within the second porous tube. The porous assembly is a heat absorbent porous assembly which tends to maintain its temperature within a specified range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Biomed Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Omotunde M. Babalola, Patrick R. Connelly, Stuart G. MacDonald
  • Patent number: 6494043
    Abstract: A process for generating electricity in which a gas/liquid mixture is compressed in a compressor, partially purified in an accumulator/separator, partially purified in a coalescent filter, subjected to pressure regulation, and then fed to a microturbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventors: Ewan Choroszylow, Giovanni Aquino, Howard J. Greenwald
  • Patent number: 6492939
    Abstract: A radar target with delayed reply means. The radar target contains devices for: (a) receiving a radar signal which has a frequency of from about 0.5 to about 94 gigahertz, (b) phase coherently amplitude modulating a continuous wave light emission with the radar signal with the frequency of from about 1 to about 94 gigahertz, (c) delaying an amplitude modulated light pulse for at least about one radar pulse width, (d) detecting the delayed modulated amplitude modulated light pulse, (e) converting a detected amplitude modulated light pulse into a converted radio frequency pulse, (f) modulating the converted radio frequency pulse, thereby producing a delayed modulated radio frequency pulse, and (g) transmitting the delayed modulated radio frequency pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventors: Duane G. Fredericks, James N. Devlin
  • Patent number: 6488704
    Abstract: An implantable stent which contains a tube, several optical emitters located on the inner surface of the tube, and several optical photodetectors located on the inner surface of the tube. The optical emitters radiate energy with a wavelength of from about 30 nanometers to about 30 millimeters, and the optical photodectors receive energy with a wavelength of from about 30 nanometers to about 30 millimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Biomed Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick R. Connelly, Thomas H. Foster
  • Patent number: 6484795
    Abstract: An integral ceramic insert for a radiant tube. The insert has a helical shape and contains ceramic material; and it has a thermal expansion rate of less than 6.0×10−6 meters/meter/degree Celsius and a thermal conductivity of at least 0.2 calories/centimeter/second/degree Celsius. The diameter of the insert is from about 2 to about 10 inches, and it has a length such that the ratio of its length to its diameter is from about 2/1 to about 8/1. The helical shape of the insert contains one or more pitches of from about 2 to about 32 inches, each which defines a helix angle of from about 15 to about 80 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Inventor: Martin R. Kasprzyk
  • Patent number: 6484724
    Abstract: A universal respiratory adaptor for connecting medical equipment to a patient respiratory device comprises: i) a machine end comprises at least two male tapers of different diameters; ii) a patient end comprises a first female port concentric within a second female port, wherein the second female port has an outer wall which defines a male fitting, and iii) a tubular body portion interconnecting the machine end and the patient end; wherein the machine end and the body portion comprise a continuous lumen in fluid communication with the first female port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Inventor: Ian Alexander Sloan
  • Patent number: 6484504
    Abstract: A system for generating electricity containing a power generating device and, operatively connected thereto, a fluid lubricated rotary positive displacement system. The rotary positive displacement system has a feed means for supplying gas at a pressure of from about 0.2 p.s.i.g. to about 400 p.s.i.g. to a rotary positive displacement compressor. The rotary positive displacement compressor has a discharge pressure of from about 20 to about 950 p.s.i.g., a pressure ratio per stage of from about 1.1 to about 6.0, and a flow capacity of from about 5 to about 3,000 standard cubic feet per minute. The system also contains a receiving tank connected to the rotary positive displacement compressor, a device for feeding liquid to the receiving tank, a device for cooling a mixture of gas and liquid, a device for separating a mixture of gas and liquid, and a device for feeding liquid to the rotary positive displacement compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Inventors: Giovanni Aquino, Ewan Choroszylow, Howard J. Greenwald
  • Patent number: 6481353
    Abstract: A process for preparing a ceramic decal in which a printed image is applied to a backing sheet, and a covercoating is then applied to the printed substrate. A digitally printed ceramic colorant image is applied to the backing sheet; metal oxide colorant with a refractive index of greater than about 1.6 is used as the colorant. Thereafter, the printed image is covercoated with an overcoat containing frit and binder. The total amount of frit applied in the process divided by the total amount of colorant used is at least 2, and the frit used has a melting temperature of at least 550 degrees Centigrade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: International Imaging Materials, Inc
    Inventors: Pamela A. Geddes, Barry J. Briggs, Daniel J. Harrison
  • Patent number: 6474527
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus for multiple-pitch carrier tape feeding, including a carrier tape reel support, a slidable tape window and cover tape peel edge for exposing a component at a pick location adjacent a peel edge, and a carrier tape drive mechanism for advancing the carrier tape through the tape guide. The feeder also includes a pitch selection cam having a plurality of positions, each corresponding to one of a plurality of carrier tape pitch sizes, wherein movement of said selection cam is directly translated into movement of the tape guide. A sensor is employed for detecting the position of the selection cam, and a control unit, responsive to the sensor, controls the carrier tape drive, thereby advancing the carrier tape a predetermined distance according to the selected pitch size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Hover-Davis, Inc.
    Inventor: James G. Miller
  • Patent number: 6467128
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus and method of assembling a block and tackle counter balance for windows that reduces the cost of manufacture and installation. In particular, the balance provides vertical support to a window sash using a semi-rigid channel, a top shoe for insertion into one end of the semi-rigid channel, and a bottom shoe for insertion into another end of the semi-rigid channel. Connected to the top shoe is a spring, and a block and tackle pulley assembly is connected between the bottom end of the spring and the bottom shoe, wherein a cord from the pulley assembly extends outward from the bottom shoe for connection to the window sash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: DEAL International Inc.
    Inventor: Manish Damani
  • Patent number: 6467174
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus for scoring and marking sheet goods, particularly drywall or plasterboard. The apparatus is used in conjunction with a conventional T-square and consists of a clamp for locking the apparatus at a fixed position along the T-square blade and a scoring mechanism such as a utility-knife blade for scoring the sheet as the T-square slides along a straight edge thereof. The apparatus further includes a marking mechanism, aligned with the scoring mechanism so as to allow a user to optionally mark the sheet rather than scoring it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Inventor: Fatmir Kotori
  • Patent number: 6468007
    Abstract: A device for accurately aligning the screw holes for installation of hidden hinges is disclosed. The jig comprises a jig body having a handle portion and a template portion. The template portion has a center hole for positioning a hinge cup drill hole in a cabinet door and an upper and lower offset hole for locating hinge plate mounting screw drill holes in a cabinet wall. An upper moveable arm is attached to the top end and a lower moveable arm is attached to the bottom end of the handle portion. Stopping means are provided for aligning the template portion along a vertical edge of the cabinet door or the cabinet wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Inventor: Mark A. Coleiro
  • Patent number: 6461309
    Abstract: A process of determining the presence of an abnormal condition within the body of a non-human female with a probe which contains a first conductive helical surface and a second conductive helical surface. In this process, the probe is abraded until its conductive helical surfaces are substantially free of oxidation products. Thereafter the probe is sterilized, the first helical surface is charged with a negative polarity, the second helical surface is charged with a positive polarity, and the probe is inserted into a non-human female's vagina to stimulate the the flow of mucous. The resistance between the first and second helical surfaces is measured, and from this measurement is calculated the conductivity of the mucous within the non-human female's vagina. This process is repeated several times over a period of time determine whether the mucous conductivity pattern of such period of time is within normal bounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Probe Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventor: Leslie R. Smith
  • Patent number: 6461712
    Abstract: A foam sign made from a laminated substrate and several cuts outs die cut from the substrate. The laminated substrate contains a foam layer with a thickness of from about 0.5 to about 3.0 inches, wherein the foam has a density of from about 1.2 to about 2.0 pounds per square foot; the substrate also contains plastic sheets adhesively joined to the top and the bottom of the foam layers, wherein the plastic sheets have a thickness of from about 0.007 to about 0.03 inches; and the laminated substrate also has several cavities designed to receive the cut outs. The cut outs are disposed within such cavities such that the top surfaces of the cut outs are either above or below the top surfaces of the laminated substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Storeimage Programs Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian W. Pynenburg, Martin S. Cross
  • Patent number: 6425196
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus for use on large areas such as parking lots and airport runways to remove snow and other debris or material therefrom. The apparatus includes at least two blades pivotally connected to one another, and mounting receptacle or bracket having a series of pairs of posts extending from the rear thereof to facilitate operational attachment to a loader or similar construction equipment. The present invention further includes improvements to enable the segmenting and automatic folding of the pusher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Pro-Tech Welding and Fabrication, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Weagley, Michael J. Guggino, John W. Singer
  • Patent number: 6416171
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for the delivery of electrostatically charged toner particles to an image receiving member using a traveling electrostatic wave toner conveyor. The traveling electrostatic wave toner conveyor is overlaid with barrier electrodes that divide the conveyor into parallel columns, forming isolated potential wells to receive pixel packets of toner. An ejector electrode in registry with each conveyor column modulates the quantity of toner in pixel packets that travel along the parallel conveyor columns. The quantity in the packets is responsive to the modulated voltage applied to the ejector electrode. Focusing electrodes transfer pixel packets from the traveling wave conveyor as toner jets focused onto the image receiving member. A repulsive dc bias is applied to the barrier electrodes to confine toner within the conveyor columns. Another embodiment includes an image transfer conveyor similarly overlaid with barrier electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Technology Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Fred W. Schmidlin
  • Patent number: 6412530
    Abstract: A process for producing a colored wood product, comprising the steps of grinding wood in a mill until a wood compact is formed, sieving the wood compact, spraying the sieved wood compact with an aqueous solution of colorant, immersing the wood compact in a bath of aqueous solution of colorant while simultaneously moving the wood compact with a multiplicity of counterrotating augers, and then removing the wood compact from said bath. The mill preferably contains a rotor with several cutters disposed about its periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Mangold Recycling Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Mangold
  • Patent number: D458956
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: International Imaging Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Neri, Susan Hammill, Jennifer Johnson, Diane Kelly, John Krivda, Karl Duerr
  • Patent number: D460171
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Inventors: Walter J. Tasbas, Hedy E. Tasbas