Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Hoffman, Wasson & Gitler, PC
  • Patent number: 7221313
    Abstract: Calibrating a receiver for a satellite positioning system. At preset intervals, a plurality of calibration signals are generated and applied to the receiver. The plurality of calibration signals correspond to a plurality of satellite signals, respectively, from the satellite positioning system. A relative time-delay bias from a delay estimation algorithm within the receiver. The time-delay bias is stored, preferably with the receiver. The receiver receives the plurality of satellite signals from the satellite positioning system. The plurality of satellite signals are processed with the time-delay bias. The processing reduces effects from the satellite receiver and improving estimate of the differential delay and total electron content (TEC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Center For Remote Sensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Suman Ganguly, Aleksandar Jovancevic, Andrew Brown
  • Patent number: 7217008
    Abstract: Proposed is a luminaire, with a housing and a luminous means receptacle for fitting a luminous means in the housing, in which the luminous means receptacle is connected to the housing via a bearing means which is suitable for altering the position of the luminous means receptacle with respect to the housing, with the result that the luminous means can be replaced in a convenient manner. An advantageous method for changing a luminous means is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventors: Choy Wing Chee Thompson, Choy Tze Fung Jackson
  • Patent number: 7210696
    Abstract: A folding frame for a tricycle, scooter or child's bicycle, with a front frame part on which the front wheels can be mounted at least indirectly, a rear frame part on which the rear wheels can be mounted, a swivelling joint with a front articulated part which is mounted on the front frame part, and with a rear articulated part which is mounted on the rear frame part, the first of the two articulated parts has a first recess and the second of the two articulated parts has a second recess and a third recess, the first recess and the second recess in the position of use of the frame are in alignment, and the first recess and the third recess in the folded position are in alignment, and the first articulated part and the second articulated part are locked against one another in the position of use and in the folded position via a pin which can be moved in the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Heinz Kettler GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Kar{dot over (o)}n Kettler, legal representative, Joachim Kettler, Reinhold Rocholl, Heinz Kettler, deceased
  • Patent number: 7156354
    Abstract: A portable telescopic lifting apparatus (1) for lifting aerial cables (53). The apparatus (1) comprises a tubular housing (2), first and second telescopic members (3, 4) extendible from and retractable into the housing (2), a drive (5, 60) for extending and retracting the telescopic members (3, 4), and a cable-engaging member (51) attached to the second telescopic member (4) for lifting one or more aerial cables (53). The drive (5, 60) comprises a chain lever block (5) and a pulley arrangement (60). In use, the apparatus (1) is positioned below one or more aerial cables (53), the chain lever block (5) is used to raise the first telescopic member (3), the first telescopic member (3) extends from within the housing (2), the second telescopic member (4) extends from within the first telescopic member (3), and cable-engaging member (51) raises the cable/s (53).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Mscle Holdings Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiron Shepherd, Trevor John Clem
  • Patent number: 7143981
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a parachute rescue system which is intended for rescuing people from danger zones and comprises a parachute and a seat. The seat can be maneuvered outwards into the open air from a multistory building by means of a guiding device through an opening in the walls of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Inventors: Otto Strauss, Peter Trautes
  • Patent number: 7145956
    Abstract: A bit loading for a channel of a multi-carrier data communication system is generated. The bit loading has a target bit rate and satisfies predetermined performance criteria. When the channel is loaded according to the bit loading, a minimal number of sub-channels of the channel are active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Smart Link Ltd.
    Inventor: Gil Koifman
  • Patent number: 7143310
    Abstract: A testing harness for a design-under-test is modified to include a standalone implementation of an application programming interface used in developing the design-under-test. The standalone implementation is adapted to a target device, and is packaged with an executable application or MIDlet, together with any needed resource files. Either the package, or optionally a JAR and JAD file, is downloaded to a remote user for execution on the target device. Using the application programming interface and the other downloaded files, the remote user can test the target device, analyze the results, and even modify the test conditions without recourse to the testing harness. The arrangement provides a capability for a party who is not privileged to know details of the testing harness to practically evaluate and modify the design-under-test using a standalone testing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems Inc.
    Inventors: Yael Gavish, Gal Eshel, Michal Geva, Eran Davidov
  • Patent number: 7110945
    Abstract: An electronic interactive book allowing a child to learn the pronunciation of various words. The book will be provided with a permanent or impermanent display onto which a plurality of words, phrases or sentences would be provided. The electronic book includes a microphone as well as a speech recognition unit for recognizing a word that the child pronounces. A highlighting device such as a light emitting diode or a means for illuminating a particular word in a manner different than the surrounding words would be engaged when the child correctly pronounces that word. The highlighting device has the ability to assist the child in the pronunciation of one of the words by verbally pronouncing a portion of the word, as well as simultaneously highlighting that portion. A visual display of the lip movements of an animated character would also assist the child in correctly pronouncing a particular word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Dreamations LLC
    Inventor: Mary Ann Cogliano
  • Patent number: 7109258
    Abstract: A polymeric material with antistatic properties, characterised by comprising a dispersion of ions within a polymeric matrix containing heteroatoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignees: Cryvet S.R.L.
    Inventors: Gualtiero Valeri, Vito Di Noto
  • Patent number: 7106197
    Abstract: An apparatus for monitoring persons within predetermined areas has a plurality of tags irremovably applicable to persons and contain data characteristic of the person. At least one sensor for senses the presence of each person and is operationally connectable to each tag (2) via an ether. A supervision and control unit is operationally connected to the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Inventors: Maurizio Gaiotto, Giovanni Pradella
  • Patent number: 7085062
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for shaping a light beam, having at least two optically functional boundary surfaces that are arranged one behind another in the propagation direction (z) of the light beam to be shaped, such that the light beam can pass through the at least two optically functional boundary surfaces one after another, and two groups of refractive or diffractive imaging elements that are arranged on at least one of the optically functional boundary surfaces, at least two of the imaging elements having different properties within at least one of the groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Hentz-Lissotschenko Patentverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dirk Hauschild
  • Patent number: 7077957
    Abstract: A screening device which is particularly useful for separating solids from liquids when sewerage systems overflow. The device includes an inner apertured chamber and an internal brush arrangement for sweeping over the apertures to prevent clogging. A spray enables the apertured chamber to be washed after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Son Screen Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Stephen John Posselt
  • Patent number: 7069160
    Abstract: An intrusion detection system and method utilizing a power transmission cable connected to a source of radio frequency signals. A data transmission cable is associated with the power transmission cable and is provided with a plurality of radio frequency identification chips. The power transmission cable would induce an electromagnetic field within the data transmission cable allowing each of the RFID chips to transmit a signal during normal operation. However, if an intrusion occurs or the power transmission cable or data transmission cable is severed, the system according to the present invention, would be able to determine the exact point of intrusion based upon the signals received or not received from the RFID chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Kenneth B. Cecil
  • Patent number: 7052013
    Abstract: A game device that includes non-uniformly shaped playing pieces that may be stacked onto an arrangement of multiple, base structures, the base structures having one or more substantially planar playing surfaces thereon, the playing pieces suitable for stacking on the playing surfaces in an unrestricted manner in accordance with rules for playing the game. The game may include a game board to which the base structures are securable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: Jon Sinclair Olsen
  • Patent number: 7047605
    Abstract: A vehicle (10) is used to lift the buried lid of a crypt and any soil or turf overlying the lid. The vehicle (10) has a mobile frame (14) which can be positioned over the lid. An attachment frame (11) is suspended from a subframe (12) within the mobile frame (14), the subframe (12) being adjustable laterally relative to the frame (14). The attachment frame (11) has winch cables (19) adapted to be connected to respective attachment fittings on the lid. Hydraulic cylinders (13) are used to raise the attachment frame (11) relative to the mobile frame (14), and thereby lift the lid and any overlying soil/turf. The raised lid can be transported while suspended from the vehicle (10), and subsequently returned for replacement on its crypt in a reverse procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Rockhampton City Council
    Inventor: Gavin William Kele
  • Patent number: D521640
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: BTG International Limited
    Inventor: Laurence Massey
  • Patent number: D522652
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: BTG International Limited
    Inventor: Laurence Massey
  • Patent number: D522919
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Teot Experimental Design and Development
    Inventor: Richard Scott Teot
  • Die
    Patent number: D524873
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Tadpole Games Limited
    Inventor: Paul Michael Wickens
  • Lid
    Patent number: D544296
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Heinrich Berndes GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gerd Kloppsteck