Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Hoffman, Wasson & Gitler
  • Patent number: 7854722
    Abstract: A medical syringe has a needle shoot back mechanism which can be triggered to shoot the used needle back into the safety of the syringe body and is of a special design to allow the needle to be replaced without affecting the efficiency of the shoot back mechanism. A rotatable cover member is also available which is relatively large and which can be more easily gripped and turned to remove the needle from the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Occupational & Medical Innovations Ltd.
    Inventor: Bruce Leigh Kiehne
  • Patent number: 7811655
    Abstract: Disclosed is a metal-ceramic substrate made up of at least one ceramic layer which is provided with metallizations on both faces. In order to obtain a partial discharge resistance of less than 10 pC at a predefined measuring voltage, the thickness of the ceramic layer amounts to about one sixth of the measuring voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Curamic Electronics GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Schulz-Harder, Karl Exel
  • Patent number: 7800908
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel device made up of a heat source that is formed by at least one electrical or electronic component or is provided with such a component, a heat sink, and an intermediate layer which is located between the heat source and the heat sink and is made of a thermally conducting material. The thermally conducting material is made up of an organic matrix with incorporated nanofibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignees: Curamik Electronics GmbH, Electrovac AG
    Inventors: Jurgen Schulz-Harder, Ernst Hammel
  • Patent number: 7785287
    Abstract: The fluid control device is attached to tubes carrying irrigation solution to form the system. The control device splits the flow through a fiber optic scope and a fluid control unit. The fluid control unit controls rate of flow and direction. The flow of fluid into the joint, out of the joint, or no flow is easily controlled by the operator. The device also allows more than one inflow, useful when using suction or suction shaving devices. The increased flow prevents collapse of a joint space and maintains clear visualization. The fluid flow relies on gravity by having a fluid reservoir positioned at a high point in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Alan M. Reznik
  • Patent number: 7779559
    Abstract: A boot for Alpine skiing has a shell and sole. The heel has a cavity, including a seat for the insertion of a removable metal insert for engagement by the heel fixing unit of a standardized “Dynafit” binding. However, when the boot is prepared for use with newer, different bindings, the metal insert is replaced by a plastic insert that fits over the cavity and forms a continuous, unbroken rim on the heel of the ski boot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Oberalp S.p.A.
    Inventor: Piero Fenato
  • Patent number: 7775108
    Abstract: The upgraded balancing machine for vehicle wheels comprise a supporting frame for gripping and rotation means for gripping and rotating a wheel to be balanced around a rotation axis, a first sensor for detecting the unbalance of the wheel with respect to the rotation axis suitable for generating a first analog signal, a second sensor for detecting at least one portion of the profile of the wheel suitable for generating a second analog signal, at least one analog to digital converter associated with at least one of the first and the second detection sensors and suitable for converting at least one of the first and the second analog signals into a corresponding digital signal, a processing and control unit associated with the conversion device and suitable for processing the digital signal, and an adjustment unit for adjusting the sampling frequency of at least one of the first and the second analog signals associated with the conversion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: SICAM S.r.l.
    Inventor: Marco Montanari
  • Patent number: 7770816
    Abstract: In a snow lance head for use with a snow lance with a housing having nozzles for the outlet of water and/or air and with at least one first chamber formed in the interior of the housing, through which water emerging from at least some of the nozzles flows, the surface area of the inner surface of the chamber is at least equal to, but preferably greater than the outer surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Technoalpin GmbH
    Inventor: Walter Rieder
  • Patent number: 7770303
    Abstract: A marking template comprising a planar body portion having a central aperture, and a plurality of sets of apertures in the body portion, each set of apertures located a predetermined distance from the central aperture which enable rectangular patterns to be marked on a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventors: Kym Joanne Graham, Ann Margaret Duncan
  • Patent number: 7766400
    Abstract: A door stay having a first part adapted to be supported by door handle on one side of the door, a second part adapted to be supported by the door handle on the other side of the door, and an intermediate part that is adapted to extend over the edge of the door to prevent the latch tongue from engaging with the keeper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Dyna Kellie Predebon
  • Patent number: 7757487
    Abstract: A drive apparatus for a vehicle, the apparatus comprising a hydraulic pump, two control valve assemblies, and two pairs of hydraulic drive assemblies. The control valve assemblies are hydraulically connected in parallel, and in an operational condition hydraulic fluid is pumped through the control valve assemblies by the pump to drive the hydraulic drive assemblies, and wherein each control valve assembly proportionately distributes hydraulic fluid to a respective pair of the hydraulic drive assemblies in response to the hydraulic loads of the respective hydraulic drive assemblies of the respective pairs of hydraulic drive assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Titan Research and Innovations Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Norman John Smith
  • Patent number: 7756855
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided, which includes receiving a plurality of first search queries, each of which comprises one or more first query terms. At least one association graph is constructed that includes at least a portion of the first query terms as vertices. A second search query is received from a user, which comprises a plurality of second query terms. One or more suggested replacement terms for one or more of the second query terms are identified, using the at least one association graph. The suggested replacement terms are presented to the user. Responsively to a selection of one of the suggested replacement terms by the user, the selected suggested replacement term is substituted for the corresponding one of the second query terms, to generate a refined search query. Search results are presented to the user responsively to the refined search query. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Collarity, Inc.
    Inventor: Emil Ismalon
  • Patent number: 7750461
    Abstract: The invention relates to a metal-ceramic substrate for electric circuits or modules, said substrate including a ceramic layer which is provided with at least one metallic layer of a first type applied to a surface of said ceramic layer in a plane manner. An insulating layer made up of a glass-containing material is applied to at least one partial region of a surface of the metallic layer of the first type, said surface opposing the ceramic layer, and a metallic layer of a second type is applied to the insulating layer, the insulating layer and the metallic layer of a second type respectively being thinner then the ceramic layer and the metallic layer of the first type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Curamix Electronics GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Schulz-Harder, Peter Haberl
  • Patent number: 7743668
    Abstract: A method for testing poles (1) including the steps of applying a first load to a pole (1), measuring the movement of the pole (1), at least partially de-loading the pole (1) to a second load, measuring the movement of the pole (1), and using the change in the movement measurements under the respective loads to calculate the pole (1) stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventor: Krzysztof Jan Deuar
  • Patent number: 7737321
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for alerting a colostomate or medical attendant to the presence of fecal matter. The device includes a hollow plug detachably securable to a flexible port positioned about the stoma. The port carries an alarm circuit which is triggered when fecal matter enters the plug lumen which will alert the colostomate to an impending episode. The signal may be vibratory, audible or visible and may be transmitted to a remote location. The device includes an inflatable air cuff which, when inflated, presents a physical barrier to the passage of fecal matter. Gas may pass through filters in the tube. The method involves positioning the device in the stoma, inflating the cuff and generating an alarm when matter is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventor: Nyle S. Elliott
  • Patent number: D617363
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: Diego Parisi
  • Patent number: D619270
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: Pierre Charette
  • Patent number: D621067
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Pierre Charette
  • Patent number: D622856
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: James T. Ramsey
  • Patent number: D622857
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: James T. Ramsey
  • Patent number: RE41645
    Abstract: A light switch is disclosed to turn on or off the light signal in a light channel by means of the response of piezoelectric material to the electric field of light in the light channel. The LIGHT TRIGGERED LIGHT SWITCH is a light switch that is actuated by light of sufficient power. Light of different frequencies may travel in a light channel together without hindering each other, as long as the channel is the right size for both frequencies of light. The light that actuates the switch may be a different frequency than the light signal that is switched on or off. Fiber optic communication channels are among the channels that these switches may be used for.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Gary Neal Poovey