Patents Represented by Law Firm Henderson & Sturm
  • Patent number: 6481167
    Abstract: A cover construction (10) for windows, including a generally rectangular housing member (20) which is affixed to, and projects outwardly from, a window frame (101) via a mounting flange (26) and further includes an angled roof panel (21), a floor panel (25), a pair of opposed side panels (22), (23) and a generally open front panel (24). The cover construction (10) also includes a pair of lower assemblies (30), (30′) operatively associated with the front panel (24) as well as a vertical screen member (40) rearwardly offset from the lower assemblies (30), (30′) and a horizontal screen member (41) associated with the floor panel (25) for allowing fresh air to enter through the window (100) even when the lower assemblies (30), (30′) are in their closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Inventor: John C. Liddell
  • Patent number: 6481126
    Abstract: A lockable license plate holder for securing a license plate via a plurality of conventional fasteners to a vehicle wherein the license plate holder includes a license plate holder housing member provided with an open generally rectangular framework element having an upper portion and a lower portion provided with a plurality of apertured mounting tabs dimensioned to receive the conventional fasteners, and a locking unit including a lock member operatively connected to a pair of locking arms provided with a plurality of cover tabs that will selectively cover and expose the apertured mounting tabs in response to the position of the lock member. In addition, the interior of the open framework element is further provided with at least one bracket element that is dimensioned to surround a registration decal provided on most state license plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Inventor: Philip B. Paulhill
  • Patent number: 6476218
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of preparing a mixture of mannitol and sorbitol, charactertized by the fact that continuous hydrogenation of glucosone with a solid matter content equal to at least 30%, preferably between 30 and 50%, is carried out in a succession of fixed catalyst beds disposed in series, which includes a first hydrogenation zone, made up of at least one fixed catalyst bed where hydrogenation is carried out at a temperature equal at the most to 80° C., preferably between 50 and 80° C., and a second hydrogenation zone, made up of at least one fixed catalyst bed where hydrogenation is carried out at a temperature equal to at least 80° C., preferably between 100 to 150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Roquette Freres
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Choque, Guy Fleche
  • Patent number: 6476217
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present invention is a method of manufacturing an aldose or an aldose derivative containing n carbon atoms on the hydrocarbonic chain, characterized by the fact that, in an aqueous phase, at least one acid derivative of saccharide with n+1 carbon atoms containing at least one &agr;-hydroxy acid unit, and/or at least one salt of such an acid derivative of saccharide, is brought into contact with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of a quantity of at least one tungsten or molybdenum salt, said quantity being less than 4 equivalents, preferably less than 2 equivalents, expressed as the total number of moles of tungsten and molybdenum divided by the total number of moles of acid derivative(s) of saccharide and of salt(s) of acid derivative(s) of saccharide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Roquette Freres
    Inventor: Rodolphe Tamion
  • Patent number: 6469161
    Abstract: A chemical fluidification process for a starchy material, which is carried out in a reactor suitable for continuous operation and with a humidity of the reaction mix (starch included) of less thank 25%, which consists in subjecting a starchy material to the hydrolyzing action of a chemical agent. The dwell time of the starchy material in the fluidification reactor is more than 5 minutes and less than 30 minutes. The temperature at the core of said reactor is more than 60° C. and less than 100° C. approximately, a conversion process comprising said chemical fluidification, and starchy materials obtainable by such processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Inventors: Patrick Fuertes, Anne Lambin
  • Patent number: 6463945
    Abstract: A utility grill pail for cleaning barbecue grills. The pail includes an open top container with a raised rib bottom. A perforated front lip extends inward from a front portion of the container sidewall. Side hand grip openings and a rear hand grip opening are formed in the sidewall near its upper edge. The rear hand grip opening carries two removable hooks that hold the barbecue grill while rinsing and draining. The pail holds a quantity of cleaning solution into which the grill may be placed to soak before scrubbing and cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: Jeffrey V. Russell
  • Patent number: 6465027
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a baker's leaven ready-to-use comprising at least one non malted grain flour, water and at least one preparation of heterofermentative lactic bacteria, said baker's leaven, whose dry matter content is from 12 to 50%, whose pH is from 4 to 4.3, and which provides at least 1 billion of revivable lactic bacteria per gram during at least 4 weeks, provided it is preserved at a temperature lower than 10° C., being capable, after the said preservation or conservation, to ferment a baker's dough in accordance with a direct process for the production of leavened bread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: LESAFFRE et Cie
    Inventors: Patrick Taillade, Pascal Lejeune, Emilie Bryckaert, Didier Colavizza
  • Patent number: 6464468
    Abstract: A personal fan construction 10 for blowing noxious fumes and odors away from a user's breathing passages and including a fan unit 13 mounted on a housing member 30 that is provided with at least one slot 32 dimensioned to receive a strap unit 11 for securing the construction 10 to a selected portion of a user's anatomy; wherein, said fan unit 13 is angularly adjustable relative to both said housing member 30 and the strap unit 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: Kris Colburn
  • Patent number: 6463771
    Abstract: A portable safe construction (10) adapted to be attached to a stationary fixed object (60)(70) and including an enclosure member (20) fabricated from ballistic cloth (21) and having a lid element (22) and a receptacle element (24) hingedly connected together and further provided with a zipper element (25) for releasably joining the lid element (22) to the receptacle element (24) which are both provided with lopped panel elements (26)(26′) adapted to be threadedly engaged by an elongated cable member (40) which will entirely overlie the zipper element (25) and is further provided with cable outlets (41)(42) that can be joined together by a conventional lock (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: Robert Judge
  • Patent number: 6458401
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for the manufacture of a powder containing crystalline particles of maltitol, which includes continuously mixing maltitol syrup having a dry matter content of at least 70% by weight and a maltitol content of at least 85% by weight on a dry matter basis, the mixing being effected by simultaneously dispersing the maltitol syrup and maltitol containing seeds into an open rotating receptacle containing maltitol based granules whereby the maltitol syrup and maltitol containing seeds are mixed at the surface of the maltitol based granules contained in the receptacle, collecting maltitol based granules from the receptacle and crystallizing maltitol contained in said granules, the maltitol based granules in the receptacle being maintained in motion by the rotation of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Roquette Freres
    Inventors: Guy Beauregard, Mike Jorgenson, Ben Moser, Tom Parady
  • Patent number: 6457426
    Abstract: A furrow opener for attachment to a cultivator shank has a delivery tube located in front of the shank and close to the shank to facilitate trash flow around the shank. The product delivered can fall directly behind the furrow making device without negotiating an upward curve. A second delivery tube can be mounted behind the shank, and an economical manufacture of the opener is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Dutch Blacksmith Shop Ltd.
    Inventor: Izaak Cruson
  • Patent number: 6457592
    Abstract: An attachment for a standard wall mounted toothbrush holder. The attachment includes an elongated body member with a proximal end attached to the planar surface of the toothbrush holder, and a distal end with an aperture large enough to accommodate the oversized handle of an oversized toothbrush. In one embodiment the aperture defines a closed loop and in another embodiment it defines an open slot. A notch is provided in the underside of the body member that matingly engages the raised peripheral rim of the planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Inventor: Richard W. Rozen
  • Patent number: 6453878
    Abstract: The invention concerns a pump with an electric motor pumping fule in a fuel tank and supplying a ramp of injectors aided by a fuel pressure regulator. The pump motor is controlled by a control unit for adjusting the pump output pressure, evaluated by a relationship between said pressure and at least a mean current of the pump motor, at an objective pressure level determined by the control unit and selected higher than the operating pressure of the regulator, such as a pressure-reducing valve, and whereof the pressure characteristic is known to the control unit. The invention is useful for supplying fuel to direct or indirect injection engines in motor vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Magneti Marelli France
    Inventor: Henri Mazet
  • Patent number: 6454407
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device a fixing member associated with the hinge element and anchored by overmoulding in a frame bow or front flank obtained by moulding. Said fixing member comprises a first plate bearing the hinge element, or the housing, and which via a central bridge is linked to a second plate extending substantially parallel to the first. The central bridge extends transversely in said bow or front flank while being completely embedded in the moulded material of said bow or front flank. The second plate projects outside the outer surface of the bow and of the front flank and has a surface forming an ornament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Chevassus S.A.
    Inventor: Jacky Mille
  • Patent number: 6450048
    Abstract: A hydraulic cylinder monitoring apparatus of a type having a tube with a first end and a second end and a removable first cap member for selectively closing the first end of the tube, the first cap member having a first opening therein. A second cap member is welded to the other end of said tube, the second cap having a second opening therein. A piston is sealingly disposed within the tube for movement between a first and a second position between the first and second ends of the tube. A rod is operatively attached to the piston and extends from the piston and through the first opening in the first cap member whereby the piston and rod can move together between the first and second positions. A first hydraulic fluid port extends into the tube adjacent said one end of the tube. A second hydraulic fluid port extends into the tube adjacent the second end of the tube. A supplemental cap is removably attached to the second cap member, the supplemental cap having a passageway therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Inventors: Don S. Samuelson, James D. Homan, Stephen B. Jones
  • Patent number: 6449823
    Abstract: A tool is provided for operating on golf clubs to separate the clubhead from the shaft. A cylindrical housing is provided open at both ends. A coil spring is deployed within the housing. A piston sleeve also is deployed within the housing and against the spring. The golf club shaft is received through the piston sleeve and coil spring and secured as by a vise. When the golf club is heated in the area of the hosel, the coil spring is released, causing the piston sleeve to push against the clubhead, separating the same from the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Inventor: John K. Krapp
  • Patent number: 6451122
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dextrose in powder form, characterized in that it has a dextrose content at least equal to 99%, a &agr; crystalline form content at least equal to 95%, a water content at most equal to 1% and a compressibility, determined according to a test A, at least equal to 80 N, preferably in the range 100 N and 200 N. The invention also relates to the use of said dextrose in powder form as a sweetener or excipient, particularly in food or pharmaceutical compositions, for example, for the preparation of confectionery or of tablets to be sucked, chewed, dissolved or swallowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Roquette Freres
    Inventors: Franck Moraly, Erik Labergerie, José Lis, Philippe Lefevre
  • Patent number: D464170
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Inventor: Edna May Davidson
  • Patent number: D465540
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Sportsstuff, Inc.
    Inventor: Leroy L. Peterson
  • Patent number: D465761
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Sportsstuff, Inc.
    Inventor: Leroy L. Peterson