Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Jacobson, Price, Holman & Stern, PLLC
  • Patent number: 6237244
    Abstract: A dryer for removing surface moisture from a pelletized product and more specifically a dryer which is constructed with dimensions enabling it to effectively centrifugally remove surface moisture from pellets of resin material received from an underwater pelletizer. The dryer is capable of operating at very low rates and easily cleaned with its overall size enabling it to be effectively used for small operations, especially laboratory applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Gala Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Bryan, Carl M. Dudding
  • Patent number: 6238005
    Abstract: A wheel balance weight attached to a wheel of an automobile. The weight body has an engaging groove with which one end portion of the engaging member engages. Opened end portions of the weight body defining the engaging groove are caulked over the one end portion to form pawl portions. Thus, the one end of the engaging member is fixed to the engaging groove of the weight body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignees: Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd, Toho Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Sugayauchi, Osamu Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 6236373
    Abstract: A vehicle sun visor, provided with a radio absorptive conductor acting as a radio antenna, is disclosed. The vehicle sun visor, having a panel shape, is installed on the front portion of the interior ceiling within the passenger compartment of a car. The radio absorptive conductor, acting as a radio antenna, is installed on one surface of the sun visor while forming an arrangement suitable for effectively receiving radio waves. The above conductor is also electrically connected to the antenna terminal of an onboard radio system of the car. An input radio wave amplifying unit is mounted on the electric path between the conductor and the antenna terminal of the radio system. The above unit is used for filtering, amplifying and buffering the radio waves received by the conductor. In the present invention, the conductor may be formed by cutting a conductive thin plate into a desirably arranged line through a pressing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Humentech 21 Company
    Inventor: Young Man Park
  • Patent number: 6233896
    Abstract: A method of flooring using butting panels fixed to a frame primarily of joists, joints transverse of the longitudinal axes of the joists being largely unnogged. To support such joints unsupported by a framing element reliance is placed on panel edge to panel edge adhesion. In a preferred form particle board panels each provided with an edge groove have the effect of ensuring both a sufficient availability of adhesive for an effective butt joint whilst, in addition, providing a keying or splining between the adjacent panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Carter Holt Harvey Limited
    Inventor: Michael John Coup
  • Patent number: 6235491
    Abstract: An assay for the presence of an analyte or determining a biological or medical parameter comprising the steps of adding an assay component to a pH-sensitive material charged with magnetic particles, wherein the assay component causes a pH change which is a function of the analyte or parameter to be measured; subjecting the magnetic particles to an oscillating magnetic field; and measuring the effect of the magnetic field on the magnetic particles. The assay is an enzyme immunoassay. A kit for practicing the enzyme immunoassay is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Byk Gulden Italia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Patricia Connolly
  • Patent number: 6234783
    Abstract: An improved injection molding nozzle shows a high hardness and is chemically stable so that the inner surface thereof is not corroded nor the gas or the fluid forced to penetrate into the gap between the injection molding nozzle and the valve pin seize the valve pin regardless of the temperature and the pressure of the material to be injected. Additionally, the valve pin is not pliable and does not give rise to a collapse on the part of the valve pin. The injection molding nozzle to be used for resin and molten metal is characterized in that it is made of a ceramic material and at least part of the outer periphery is covered with metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignees: Ju-Oh Inc., The Japan Steel Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Itsuo Shibata, Shigeo Wada, Hitoshi Toki, Hiroyuki Iida
  • Patent number: 6234711
    Abstract: A prefabricated one-piece metal frame and funnel drain is constructed for curb and gutter use. The frame may be constructed in a number of styles, with a particular style selected to match the desired curb form. The funnel drain also includes a variety of styles in order to accommodate different drain pipe orientations and configurations. When welded together, the frame and funnel drain may be mounted within any standard curb and gutter form such that curb and gutter installation and drain pipe installation may be accomplished simultaneously, without any preparatory concrete work required for placement of the frame and funnel drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Inventor: Donald B. Beaman
  • Patent number: 6235104
    Abstract: Metal pigment, especially aluminum pigment is produced in a non toxic environment by milling and/or blending in an inert medium comprising transesterified alkyl, especially methyl esters of vegetable oils selected from soybean oil, cotton seed oil and linseed oil. The metallic pigments produced are of improved quality and appearance. They have improved brightness and the non-leafing pigments produced have highly leafing characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Dahlia Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Arun Kumar Chattopadhyay, Thomas Aquinas Barry
  • Patent number: 6230648
    Abstract: A versatile motor boat having front and rear casting platforms and side platforms, a center console and oppositely facing, front and rear seat assemblies. Both seat assemblies can be opened to provide maximum seating when the boat is to be used for cruising. The front seat assembly may be collapsed to provide an extended front casting platform when it is desired to use the boat as a bay or striper boat. Both seat assemblies can be folded down to extend the front and rear casting platforms for use of the boat as a bass boat. When the seat assemblies are collapsed, supports are provided for a rigid back member forming part of each seat back and latches secure the seat backs in their collapsed position so that the rear surfaces of the rigid members provide stable extended casting platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Duracraft Marine Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew M. Davidson, Samuel L. Davidson
  • Patent number: 6231179
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and a device for coupling spectacles and clip-on sun-shades with each other, the spectacles having first lens frames connected together at their inner ends by a first nose frame, lenses fitted into respective first lens frames and arms mounted to outer ends of the first lens frames through hinges, the clip-on sun-shades having second lens frames connected together at their inner ends by a second nose frame and tinted lenses fitted into respective second lens frames. The device comprises a permanent magnet disposed to one of the spectacles and the clip-on sun-shades at a predetermined position; and a soft magnetic member disposed to the other of the spectacles and the clip-on sun-shades at a preset position in a manner such that the soft magnetic member can be mated with the permanent magnet thereby to couple the spectacles and the clip-on sun-shades with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Inventor: Suk Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 6232133
    Abstract: There is provided a method for fabricating a capacitor of semiconductor memory device, which can prevent Ti from diffusing into the ferroelectric layer of capacitor from the Ti adhesive layer, which is formed at the time of metal wiring to decrease the contact resistance between the upper electrode of capacitor and the metal wire. In order to prevent diffusion of Ti into the inside of the capacitor, a dense oxide layer is formed on the ferroelectric layer such as SBTN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nam-Kyeong Kim, Kwang-Jun Cho
  • Patent number: 6232438
    Abstract: An angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor derived from foodstuff with high activity and high safety, suitable for mass production, having the formula (1) His-His-Leu or (2) His-Leu-Leu and physiologically acceptable salts thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Nong Shim Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Ik Shin, Hyung Jae Lee, Hyung Joo Lee, Hee Sop Nam, Chang Won Ahn
  • Patent number: 6230836
    Abstract: An automobile having a chassis and an outer cladding in the form of an airfoil with the top roof wall forming the pressure surface and the bottom wall the forming the suction surface with the front of the automobile acting as a leading edge and in the rear, the trailing edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: CKE Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Cowan, Marek A. Kmicikiewicz
  • Patent number: 6232106
    Abstract: DNA sequences are provided which encode the enzymes required for clavulanic acid synthesis. A process is provided for producing clavulanic acid in a transformant of a non-clavulanate-producing host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Susan E. Jensen, Kwamena A. Aidoo, Ashish S. Paradkar
  • Patent number: 6232390
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a molding composition having an excellent properties to seal carbon dioxide. The composition is made of fluoro thermoplastic elastomer having a reinforcing filler such as carbon black or white carbon having a particle diameter of not more than 100 nm. The composition can be used as a sealing materials such as O-ring, oil seal, gasket, hose, tube or diaphragm for sealing carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Ono, Takashi Ohta, Hideyuki Tokumitsu, Hironori Minagawa, Osamu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6228251
    Abstract: Acid water containing hypochlorous acid is produced by an anode chamber of an electrolytic chamber, and alkali water is produced by a cathode chamber. The acid water is reserved in a reservoir tank and is returned into the anode chamber by actuating a return pump. The acid water returned into the anode chamber is subjected to further electrolysis, and fed in the cathode chamber through a first water supply line, an interconnection means and a second water supply line, so as to sterilize the interiors of the first water supply line, the interconnection and the second water supply line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventor: Yoshiya Okazaki
  • Patent number: 6229498
    Abstract: Signal input units 105a to 108a of antenna elements 105 to 108 are held on the essentially same circumference. Signal output units 113b, 113c, 114b, and 114c of a feeding circuit 102 are held on a line which is located perpendicular to a plane where the above-described circumference is located, and also which passes through an essential center of this circumference. The feeding circuit 102 supplies feeding signals to the antenna elements 105 to 108 while applying predetermined phase differences to these feeding signals. As a result, electric lengths of feeding lines 119A to 119D are made coincident with each other. These feeding lines are to connect the signal output units 113b, 113c, 114c to the signal input units 105a to 108a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Matsuyoshi, Koichi Ogawa, Kenichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: D442016
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Han Sung Enertec Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Geun Park
  • Patent number: D442577
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: SMARTEQ Wireless AB
    Inventors: Johan Strand, Erik Engwall
  • Patent number: D442581
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Universal Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fei-Mi Su