Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Harrison & Egbert
  • Patent number: 6889714
    Abstract: A tendon receiving duct having a tubular body with a plurality of corrugations extending radially outwardly therefrom. Each of the corrugations is in spaced relationship to an adjacent corrugation. The tubular body has an interior passageway suitable for receiving single tendon therein. Each of the corrugations opens to the interior passageway. The tubular body has at least a first longitudinal channel extending between adjacent pairs of the corrugations on one side of the tubular body and a second longitudinal channel extending between adjacent pairs of the corrugations on another side of said tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Inventor: Felix L. Sorkin
  • Patent number: 6890530
    Abstract: The composition includes fingi belonging to one or more species of fungi of the genus Trichoderma, selected from T. asperellum, T. atroviride, T. inhamatum and their mixtures, useful as an agent for the biological control of phytopathogenic organisms. The composition is suitable for protecting or treating plants and plant material against infections and diseases caused by plant pathogens, and/or to stimulate plant growth, and/or to induce systemic resistance in plants to diseases caused by phytopathogenic organisms, and/or to control biodeterioration agents of materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignees: Newbiotechnic, S.A., Universidad de Salamanca
    Inventors: Maria Rosa Hermosa Prieto, Isabel Grondona Espa{overscore (n)}a, Antonio Llobell Gonzalez, Enrique Monte Vazquez
  • Patent number: 6886720
    Abstract: A metering device that includes a housing defining a cylindrical chamber containing a reciprocating shuttle. The two opposed end parts of the chamber are interconnected by fluid flow ducts to a cylindrical valve bore. Contained with the valve is a rotary valve rod driven rotationally by a stepping motor. The valve rod has part cut away to form channels or recesses. In one rotational position of the valve rod a flow path is established from an inlet to one end of the chamber and a separate flow path is established from the other end of the chamber to an outlet. In an alternate orientation of the valve rod a flow path is formed from the inlet to the other end of the chamber and the first end of the chamber is connected to an outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Inventor: Laurence Richard Penn
  • Patent number: 6886251
    Abstract: A method of making steel beams in accordance with the present invention comprises sending web fabrication information to a web cutting station indicative of web sizes needed to make webs for steel beams and indicative of a web discharge sequence in which the webs are to be discharged from the cutting station. Steel plate is cut at the cutting station to form webs having the indicated web sizes. A series of the webs are transported from the cutting station to a beam station according to the web discharge sequence. Flange fabrication information is sent to a flange station indicative of flange sizes needed to make flanges for the beams and a flange discharge sequence in which the flanges are to be discharged from the flange station corresponding to the web discharge sequence. Steel stock is cut so as to form flanges having the indicated flange sizes. The flanges are transported to the beam station according to the flange discharge sequence so as to match the flanges with an associated one of the webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: VP Buildings, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert S. Andrews
  • Patent number: 6874821
    Abstract: A coupler apparatus for use with precast concrete segmental construction having a first duct, a first coupler member extending over and around the first duct, a second duct, a second coupler member extending over and around the second duct and a gasket received at the ends of the first and second coupler members so as to prevent liquid from passing between the coupler members into an interior of either of the ducts. The ducts extend at a non-transverse acute angle with respect to the ends of the coupler members. Heat shrink seals are affixed to the opposite ends of the coupler member so as to secure the coupler members to the ducts in liquid-tight relationship. The ends of the coupler member have generally V-shaped grooves facing each other. The gasket is received in compressive relationship within the V-shaped grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Inventor: Felix L. Sorkin
  • Patent number: 6869254
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing an indication of relative movement between sheave assemblies of a riser tensioner that has a sensor target connectable to one of the sheave assemblies, a senor tube cooperative with said sensor target and suitable for interconnection to the other of the sheave assemblies, a metallic member positioned within the sensor tube and suspended by the sensor target, and a an ultrasonic sensor cooperative with the sensor tube so as to sense a distance that the metallic member moves within the sensor tube in relation to relative movement between the sensor target and the sensor tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: ElectroWaveUSA
    Inventor: Martin L. Kershman
  • Patent number: 6866248
    Abstract: A post extracting device having a frame, a ram supported on the frame with a piston extending outwardly therefrom, and a chain affixed to the piston. The ram serves to move the piston from a retracted position to an extended position. The chain is suitable for wrapping around the post. The ram pushes the chain upwardly so as to extract the post from the earth. The ram is pivotally mounted to the frame so as to be movable between a vertical orientation to an orientation angularly offset from vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Inventor: Michael R. Sears
  • Patent number: 6862967
    Abstract: The invention is a new boring unit for complex parts, including a fixing pin, suitable for holding the piece in its hole, and two concentric cylinders coaxial with the pin that are set rotating in the same direction by two electric motors. The inner cylinder is provided, at its end facing the grip of the pin, with a conical toothing, and the outer cylinder is provided, at its end facing the grip of the pin, with a tool-holder with radial translation mechanisms of the tools and a bevel gear wheel meshing with the conical toothing of the inner cylinder and connected with the radial translation mechanism of the tools. The radial translation of the tools is obtained by rotating the cylinders at different speeds by means of the electric motors, that is, by generating a relative motion between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: MEI S.r.l.
    Inventor: Stefano Sonzogni
  • Patent number: 6857303
    Abstract: A machine for bending and twisting flat metal wire for producing a motor vehicle wiper arm. The machine includes device for feeding and maintaining the wire, and at least a mechanism capable of gripping and releasing the wire in output of the feeding and maintaining device, and which is, under the action of a driver associated with a transmission device, mobile in several directions, rotating about the axis moving the wire, and moving, in one direction or another, in a direction perpendicular to the surfaces of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Ateliers de Constructions Mecaniques Latour et Fils
    Inventor: Yves Latour
  • Patent number: 6852954
    Abstract: A travel mug has an outer case, an inner case, a film heater, a temperature control device, and a power source connector. The inner case is fitted into the outer case in conjunction with a spacer, thereby resulting in formation of an air space insulation between the inner case and the outer case. The film heater is fastened to the bottom end of the inner case and is connected to an electrical receptacle of the outer case by a wire which is also connected with the temperature control device located in proximity of the film heater. The receptacle is connected to a power source by the power source connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: J Sheng Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiang Liu, Shu-Fen Li
  • Patent number: 6853160
    Abstract: An air conditioning valve actuator for a motor vehicle operating on an electric step motor with a permanent magnet capable of delivering mechanical power at least equal to 50 mW, and a reduction unit for decreasing the amplitude of the angular pitch and increase the output torque. The motor is defined by the following relationship: 10?6<?2/R0<, wherein: ? is the torque constant, proportional to the magnet volume and, R0 is the characteristic coefficient of the volume of copper and the length of the average turn of the coils, in which R0=?.Lsp/(Scu.?), ? being the resistivity of copper, Lsp being the length of the average turn of a coil, Scu being the copper section of a coil and ? the filling coefficient of a coil. A controller is cooperative with the motor power supply enabling to accelerate gradually the frequency of the supply of the windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Societe Industrielle de Sonceboz S.A.
    Inventors: Pierre Gandel, Daniel Prudham, Daniel Dietz
  • Patent number: D502063
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Hung Sang Metal Plastic Factory Limited
    Inventor: Shek Tang Lee
  • Patent number: D502064
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Hung Sang Metal Plastic Factory Limited
    Inventor: Shek Tang Lee
  • Patent number: D502357
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Inventor: Lucas Pai
  • Patent number: D502411
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Kronotype (SARL)
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Sabarthes, Xavier Luvison, Marc Alfieri
  • Patent number: D502966
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: M3 Mobil Ya Insaat Taahhut Temizlik ve Kimyevi Madde Gida Tkstil Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi
    Inventors: Adem ├žakir, Orhan Bizim
  • Patent number: D503022
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Inventor: Ming-Hsiao Lai
  • Patent number: D503502
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Inventor: Ming-Hsiao Lai
  • Patent number: D504067
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Vetroelite SpA
    Inventor: Daniele Feletto
  • Patent number: D504544
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Hung Sang Metal Plastic Factory Limited
    Inventor: Shek Tang Lee