Patents Represented by Law Firm Hopgood, Calimafde, Kalil, Blaustein & Judlowe
  • Patent number: 5290425
    Abstract: An organic solvent electrolyte is provided for electrolytically forming a plating film on the surface of a R.sub.2 T.sub.14 B intermetallic compound permanent magnet. The organic solvent electrolyte comprises a metallic salt including at least one metalic element with a supporting electrolyte, the balance being an organic solvent for forming a plating film on the surface of a R.sub.2 T.sub.14 B intermetallic compound permanent magnet, wherein R denotes a rare earth element including Y and T denotes a transition metal including R, Fe and B as main components. The supporting electrolyte includes at least one selected from a group consisting of:(1) a boric acid compound including at least one of R'.sub.3 BO.sub.3 methyl, ethyl, propyl, butyl group, MBO.sub.2 (in which M denotes H or Na, K, Li metal), M'BO.sub.3 (M' denotes B or Na, K, Li metal), M'"BO.sub.x O.sub.(3x+2)/2 (X is an even number of more than 2).(2) a C10.sub.4 salt of an alkali metal or tetraalkylammonium including at least one of M'C10.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Assignee: Tokin Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Momotani, Tsutomu Otsuka
  • Patent number: 5285397
    Abstract: A plurality of video cameras (7a-d) are mounted on a table which is adapted support a workpiece or other object to be measured, and the mounting of each camera to the table provides for controlled universal orientation of each camera via an articulating head having provision for selective rotation about each of two orthogonally related axes. The table is provided with vibration damping, whereby both the measured object, and the cameras which provide triangulation data for each measurement, can operate from the same rigid base, isolated from external sources of mechanical shock. The video signals of the cameras are fed, along with instantaneous optical-axis orientation data for each camera, to the computer of a coordinate-measuring machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung
    Inventors: Helmut Heier, Klaus-Peter Koch, Karl-Hermann Breyer
  • Patent number: 5282769
    Abstract: Coins stored in a hopper (1) are delivered one by one towards an outlet of a hollow cylindrical case (3) on a base plate (2) by coin feeding arms (9) of a coin feeding disc (4) having coin receiving holes (8). The coin feeding disc (4) is rotated in the hollow cylindrical case (3). The coin is further delivered out of the hollow cylindrical case (3) by coin feeding wings (12) of a scraper (13) rotated on the base plate (2) outside of the hollow cylindrical case (3). An upright coin carrier duct (17) is disposed, with an opening at the lower end thereof, on the inclined base plate (2). A coin guide (21) is disposed along a coin transporting path (15) where a coin is delivered by the coin feeding wings (12) of the scraper (13). The coin engaged with the coin guide (21) is pushed towards the lower end port of the coin carrier duct (17 ) by a convex portion formed at the leading side of each of the coin feeding wings (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Assignee: Asahi Seiko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yorio Suzukawa
  • Patent number: 5282464
    Abstract: A reflectance oximeter is so mounted to the upstream or proximal side of a laryngeal mask as to face the posterior wall of the pharynx when the laryngeal mask has been positioned to perform its function of sealed, exclusive airway communication with the laryngeal inlet. Thus positioned, radiation from the oximeter can utilize local back-bone features as a reflector, for two-way passage of the radiation through tissue which characterizes the posterior wall of the pharynx. Moreover, the oximeter-observation region is within the body, so that ambient light has no degrading effect, and changes in oxygen saturation will be detected earlier than by use of any peripherally placed oximeter probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Inventor: Archibald I. J. Brain
  • Patent number: 5281508
    Abstract: A positive-working photoresist composition suitable for fine patterning in the manufacture of semiconductor devices, e.g., VLSIs, with high fidelity is proposed. The composition comprises 100 parts by weight of a cresol novolac resin and 25-60 parts by weight of a naphthoquinone diazide sulfonic acid ester as the photosensitive component while the cresol novolac resin component is prepared from a mixture of cresol isomers composed of 35-43% of m-cresol and 65-57% of p-cresol with substantial absence of o-cresol or composed of 35-43% of m-cresol, 65-57% of p-cresol and 1% or less of o-cresol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1994
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidekatsu Kohara, Hatsuyuki Tanaka, Masanori Miyabe, Yoshiaki Arai, Shingo Asaumi, Toshimasa Nakayama, Akira Yokota, Hisashi Nakane
  • Patent number: 5281224
    Abstract: A jig is detachably secured to the proximal end of an installed intramedullary nail having a transverse bolt hole near the distal end of the nail. The jig comprises an offsetting arm which so mounts an elongate template as to be movable in a geometric plane substantially parallel to the nail. A guide bore near the distal end of the template is on an axis perpendicular to the geometric plane. When the jig is chucked to the nail, the axis of the guide bore of the template is parallel to the axis of the bolt hole of the nail, and both the guide-bore axis and the bolt-hole axis are at identical distance from the offsetting arm. The distal end of the template is adapted to removably mount a metal-detector establishing a magnetic-field about a directional axis, such that the metal-detector can be selectively moved or positioned on one and then the other side of a central position in which the template is strictly parallel to the nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1994
    Assignee: Orthofix S.r.l.
    Inventors: Giovanni Faccioli, Stefano Rossi
  • Patent number: 5280418
    Abstract: Disclosed is an a.c. electric railway power distribution system comprising an a.c. busbar having at least first and second a.c. busbar sections electrically isolated by a non-energized busbar. Each of a.c. busbar sections is capable of having at least one electric train electrically connected thereto as the train moves along a railway track. A first single phase a.c. power supply is operably connected to the first a.c. busbar section and a second single phase a.c. power supply is operably connected to the second a.c. busbar section. An a.c. to d.c. electronic power converter is provided having an input operably connected to the first a.c. busbar section, and having an output operably connected to a d.c. busbar. A d.c. to a.c. electronic power converter is also provided having an input operably connected to the d.c. busbar and having an output operably connected to the second a.c. busbar section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Inventor: Anthony J. Griffin
  • Patent number: 5277946
    Abstract: In a borosilicate glass plate containing Li.sub.2 O, Na.sub.2 O and K.sub.2 O and for use as a window plate in an alumina package for containing a semiconductor device, Li.sup.+ and Na.sup.+ ions are partially ion-exchanged by K.sup.+ ions in a surface of the glass plate to form a surface layer having a compressive stress of 200 Kg.f/cm.sup.2 or more, in order to make a thin window glass plate for the package having a thickness of 0.7 mm or less and a sufficient mechanical strength. The glass also has a thermal expansion coefficient of 50-75.times.10.sup.-7 /.degree. C. over a temperature range of 30.degree.-380.degree. C. so as to be thermally compatible with the alumina package. The glass consists essentially of SiO.sub.2 55-64%, Al.sub.2 O.sub.3 7-20%, B.sub.2 O.sub.3 11-19%, Li.sub.2 O 0-8%, Na.sub.2 O 7-20%, K.sub.2 O 0-4%, and RO 0.5-7% on the base of weight percent, where R is at least one of Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba. In order to insure the ion exchange, amounts of Li.sub.2 O, Na.sub.2 O and K.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Nagai, Shigeru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 5278170
    Abstract: A compound of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof: ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 represents ##STR2## in which each of p and q independently represents an integer of 2 to 4, r represents an integer of 2 to 4, s represents 1 or 2 and t represents 0 or 1;R.sub.2 is a group OR.sub.4, where R.sub.4 is C.sub.1-4 alkyl, C.sub.2-4 alkenyl, C.sub.2-4 alkynyl, a group OCOR.sub.5 where R.sub.5 is hydrogen or R.sub.4, or a group NHR.sub.6 or NR.sub.7 R.sub.8 where R.sub.6, R.sub.7 and R.sub.8 are independently C.sub.1-2 alkyl; andR.sub.3 is chloro, fluoro, bromo, cyclopropyl, C.sub.1-3 alkyl substituted by one, two or three halogen atoms, or R.sub.3 is a group (CH.sub.2).sub.n R.sub.9 where R.sub.9 is --CN, --OH, --OCH.sub.3, --SH, --SCH.sub.3, --C.tbd.CH or --CH.dbd.CH.sub.2 and n is O or 1, with the proviso that when n is 0, R.sub.9 is not --OH or --SH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: Beecham Group p.l.c.
    Inventors: Barry S. Orlek, Steven M. Bromidge, Steven Dabbs
  • Patent number: 5277004
    Abstract: A structural wall unit for retaining wall structures of in ground swimming pools, whereupon assembly of a plurality of wall units in series, a circuitous pathway is formed which defines the swimming pool shape. In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, each unit includes end surfaces comprising folded portions at the corners thereof for reinforcement of the wall unit, at least one of the surfaces being formed for engagement with a corresponding end surface of an adjacent unit. The units are fastened one to the other so as to form the circuitous wall structure. Each unit includes a base or lower wall for supporting the unit in an upright position and a gusset plate having apertures adapted for cooperation with matching holes on a pair of adjacent folded portions of an end surface, each of the folded portions being adapted to overlie the gusset plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Inventor: Hans Frei
  • Patent number: 5276866
    Abstract: An interactive video based communication system provides apparatus and methods for user guided information retrieval in video frame format and transmission of the selected and retrieved information to a remote location for subsequent review and analysis. The storage of audio information in video frame format permits real time information compression allowing a one minute presentation to be transmitted in a fraction of a second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Inventor: Michael Paolini
  • Patent number: 5273028
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preventing osteopenia, promoting bone tissue growth, ingrowth, and healing of bone tissue includes the step of and apparatus for applying a mechanical load to the bone tissue at a relatively low level on the order of between about 50 and about 500 microstrain peak-to-peak, and at a relatively high frequency, preferably in the range of about 15 and about 55 Hz. Mechanical loading at such strain levels and such frequencies has been found to prevent bone loss and enhance new bone formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Inventors: Kenneth J. McLeod, Clinton T. Rubin
  • Patent number: 5273452
    Abstract: A lighting system comprising a power jack, a first or second type plug connector and luminaire assembly. The power jack is adapted to receive either a first or second type plug connector. The luminaire assembly includes a lamp socket subassembly, and a globe subassembly. The lamp socket subassembly comprises a lamp socket which is supported by a lamp socket support housing which bears a plurality of lamp socket support projections. The globe subassembly includes a globe, a globe support housing with engaging projections and a globe retaining element. The lamp socket support housing is adapted to be received within a portion of the globe support housing and interconnected by engagement of the lamp socket support projections with the engaging projections. In the engaged configuration, air-flow channels are formed between the housings. Air-flow passages are also formed between the globe and the globe support housing when interconnected by retaining element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Assignee: Lightolier, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony C. Donato, Alejandro Mier-Langner
  • Patent number: 5270922
    Abstract: A data processing and communication system distributes and displays financial market ticker, quotation, news and ancillary information via a plurality of stored program controlled work stations. Stock trade executions, quotations and other ticker plant information is communicated in parallel to a hierarchy of system data processing terminals, e.g., those located at area, branch and individual work station locations. Storage media at the several system data processing levels extracts and stores data base information of differing purport and completeness for the disseminated data to support the system work station users.In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, information characterizing a dynamically changing sub-population of the overall ensemble of market securities is maintained at and becomes immediately available to each work station responsive to the pattern of usage at that specific station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: Merrill Lynch & Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerard M. Higgins
  • Patent number: 5267952
    Abstract: An elongate bandage that is predominantly stretchable in the longitudinal direction enables readily applied development of an elastic surgical limb sleeve that can be rendered locally inextensible. The bandage features multiple longitudinally spaced rows of transverse slits which are in staggered offsetting interlace, from one to the next-adjacent row, such that when a circumferential wrap of the bandage completes a sleeve, the multiple slits are arrayed parallel to the axis of the limb. The limb sleeve gently conforms to the shape of an affected or injured joint or other body part, and the gentle conformance is operative to convert slits into ventilation openings. One or more strips of relatively inelastic hook material applied to the outer surface of a developed sleeve not only complete the sleeve but, when desired by the surgeon, can exert localized pressure to the injured area either directly or indirectly as in the treatment of swelling or in the control of bleeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1993
    Assignee: Novamedix, Ltd.
    Inventor: Arthur M. N. Gardner
  • Patent number: 5264822
    Abstract: A system for delivering audio advertising messages to shopping carts moving through a plurality of spatially defined transmission zones arranged in the aisles of a store. In the illustrative embodiment, a plurality of transmitters of compact construction are each attached to a shelf within the store. Each shelf transmitter has a spatially defined transmission zone of selected geometry and predetermined dimensions so as to occupy an assigned region of space within one of the aisles in the store. When any one of these transmitters detects a shopping cart residing in its spatially defined transmission zone, the transmitter transmits over its spatially defined transmission zone, a modulated signal carrying an audio message provided by a playback mechanism within the transmitter. A receiver on the detected shopping cart demodulates the received modulated carrier signal and produces an audible signal of the audio message provided by the playback mechanism in the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventors: Joseph H. Vogelman, Edward R. Palombi
  • Patent number: 5263950
    Abstract: A hand-held phaco-extractor instrument comprises an elongate tubular irrigation/aspiration system for a distal or operating end, wherein a fiber-optic cable delivers laser-irradiation of wavelength which is so substantially coincident with the known high absorptivity in water that laser-energy penetration is essentially limited to the region of cataractous-lens tissue to be fragmented and extracted. In other words, for the aqueous environment in which the particular laser radiation is to do its fragmentation, there is no possibility of damaging radiation penetration to the retina or to other regions of the eye which are irrelevant to the involved cataract-removal surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: L'Esperance Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Francis A. L'Esperance, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5263203
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present invention is a specific, illustrative embodiment of an integrated pump and inflatable liner assembly which comprises a hollow inflatable member for the reception and storage of fluid, the inflatable member having a selected configuration so as to line the protective headgear and partially encircle a user's head; the inflatable member housing at least one resilient member for protection of the user's head; and a pump formed integrally with the inflatable member for moving fluid therein. When the member is positioned inside a helmet, the pump is exposable for adjustment by the user. A bleed valve in the hollow member controls the passage of fluid from the hollow member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: Riddell, Inc.
    Inventors: Nelson Kraemer, Ralph Infusino
  • Patent number: D341792
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Assignee: M.G.Z. S.p.A.
    Inventor: Pasquale Bichi
  • Patent number: D342215
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: M G Z S.p.A.
    Inventor: Pasquale Bichi