Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm John F. A. Earley, III
  • Patent number: 6827512
    Abstract: A refreshable display unit with a housing, a plurality of refreshable cells housed in the housing, the cells having a guide block with at least six holes, six motors each with a coupler which may be rotated by the motor, a pin fastened to each coupler and extending into engagement with one of the holes of the guide block, and a stop mounted on each coupler for engaging stop elements mounted on the housing for limiting the rotation of the coupler, the placement of the stop elements on the housing being such that it controls the height extension of the pin fastened to the coupler with respect to the guide block, the unit further having a connector for connecting the display unit to the electronic means of a computer. A unit may have a plurality of keys for inputting a character, including at least two sets of keys, a first set being used when the keyboard is oriented in a first direction and a second set being used when the keyboard is oriented in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Wagner Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Farid Souluer
  • Patent number: 6772560
    Abstract: A sealing device for a door, and in particular for a garage door, for sealing the door and frame to facilitate the exclusion of elements, such as, for example, draughts, wind, rain, snow, insects, and the like, with a first part or base provided for mounting to a supporting surface, and a second part constructed to attach to the first part, the second part carrying a sealing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventors: Greg Dischiant, Mark Keppel
  • Patent number: 6769205
    Abstract: An ironing board pad having a plurality of fibrous elements arranged adjacently and held together by a web with a plurality of loops forming a network to hold the fibrous elements in compressive adjacent relation to one another, the web being made of a heat resistant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Shen Manufacturing Company, Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert M. Steidle
  • Patent number: 6736983
    Abstract: Micro-components having at least one individual layer are produced according to the method, which have functional layers 3 on the walls of inner structures, for example of flow channels. The micro-components are intended to be suitable for a large number of different applications in chemical reaction technology, for heat exchanging, for mixing substances or for evaporating liquids. In particular, the micro-components are intended to have no problems in respect of leaks in the flow channels. The method has the following method steps: A. producing the at least one individual layer by: a. producing a first metal layer or a metal foil 1; b. forming the inner structures in and/or on the first metal layer or metal foil 1 by suitable etching methods and/or metal deposition methods; and c. forming the functional layers 3 solely on the walls of the inner structures and thereafter B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Thies, Konrad Cramer, Heinrich Meyer
  • Patent number: 6729878
    Abstract: A composition and method for administering a treatment agent to a tooth, such as fluoride to improve the tooth's resistance to dental caries with a composition which can be selectively removed, the composition comprising a lac based compound with a treatment agent such as fluoride for applying to a tooth, and a method including selecting the color to be applied, preparing the colorized compound with the treatment agent to be applied to a tooth, exposing the tooth to be covered, applying the treatment containing a colorized compound to the enamel surface of the tooth, and allowing the compound to dry on the tooth, and selectively removing the compound from the tooth. Stencil apparatus can be used to create a design on the tooth using a covering compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Inventors: Morton Cohen, Aaron Cohen
  • Patent number: 6727801
    Abstract: A lock box device having a unit with a pepper spray dispenser or a signal transmitter, or both, each of which can be selectively actuated or actuated simultaneously. The device allows selective discharge by a user of an irritant, such as a pepper spray, and selective actuation of a transmitter to emit a distress signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Inventors: Richard Gervasi, Christina Gervasi
  • Patent number: 6726939
    Abstract: A composition for reducing or stabilizing blood pressure and relieving headaches comprises (a) a first component comprising (i) tea, or (ii) tea and vitamin B6, or (iii) a combination of vitamin C and vitamin B6, or (iv) a combination of tea, vitamin C, and vitamin B6, and (b) a sulfur-containing amino acid. Preferably, the composition is provided in tablet or capsule form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Inventor: Kyoungsik Pak
  • Patent number: 6715615
    Abstract: A pressure vessel comprises a top wall, a bottom wall, a side wall extending between the top wall and the bottom wall, and a chamber formed by said walls, an inlet port extending through one of the walls for introducing fluid to the pressure vessel, an outlet port extending through one of the walls for removing fluid from the pressure vessel, a pressure gradient member located within the chamber of the pressure vessel through which fluid passing through the pressure vessel flows as the fluid passes through the pressure vessel, the pressure gradient member including an outlet port, and a flexible resilient tube attached to and extending between the outlet port of the pressure gradient member and the outlet port of the pressure vessel for mounting the pressure gradient member within the chamber formed by the walls of the pressure vessel and for connecting the outlet port of the pressure gradient member to the outlet port of the pressure vessel and for providing substantially uniform support of a load on the pre
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: Richard T. Williams
  • Patent number: 6706536
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing coagulation studies, chemistry procedures and the like, the apparatus including a container having a space for containing a body fluid sample therein, a covered opening and being provided with optically clear sides and a uniform cross-sectional configuration over at least a portion of the container, the cover being pierceable to permit the selective addition of reagents to be delivered into the container space, and the apparatus and method facilitating carrying out analytical procedures on body fluid sample when it is contained in the container. The apparatus further including instrumentation for optically reading and analyzing the fluid sample and adding appropriate reagents while the sample it is in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: WADA, Inc.
    Inventors: Wallace E. Carroll, R. David Jackson
  • Patent number: 6698648
    Abstract: Process for the production of at least one solderable surface in selected solder regions and of at least one functional surface in function regions differing from the solder regions on circuit carriers provided as well as of corresponding circuit carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Wunderlich, Petra Backus, Hartmut Mahlkow
  • Patent number: 6695333
    Abstract: The invention is to provide a chainless transmission mechanism comprising a first shaft connected to a pedal of the bicycle; a first bevel gear connected to the first shaft; a second shaft perpendicular to the first shaft, two ends of which are connected to a second bevel gear and a third bevel gear, respectively, the second bevel gear being matched with the first bevel gear to drive the second shaft; a fourth bevel gear mounted on an axle of a rear-wheel hub of the bicycle to engage with the third bevel gear; a ratchet clutch connected between the rear-wheel hub and the axle; and a connection member connected between the fourth bevel gear and the rear-wheel hub. A bicycle with the chainless transmission mechanism of the invention is of a simple manufacturing process and a lower cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Guangzhou Motors Group Company
    Inventors: Yongqiang Huang, Jinhong Zhang, Yaocai Ou, Weihua Ruan, Shaofang Wu, Ronghua Xiao
  • Patent number: 6682313
    Abstract: A pump primer for a pump on a fire truck uses a high-speed compressed air in a venturi in a compressed air chamber to generate a vacuum in a vacuum chamber to prime a pump, with an integral valve which separates the pump from the priming ejectors (venturis), the valve being opened by the compressed air when the primer is activated, the valve being closed by a spring return when the compressed air supply is removed, where water drawn in through the primer is freely drained by gravity to prevent freezing in cold weather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Trident Emergency Products, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Sulmone
  • Patent number: 6553910
    Abstract: An electromagnetically lossy liquid- or gas-tight fusion seal for use as a low pass radio frequency signal filter constructed as a matrix of glass binder and ferrimagnetic and/or ferroelectric filler. Metal cased electrical filters are made by reflowing the material to form fused glass-to-metal seals and incorporating electrical thru-conductors therein which may be formed as inductive windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventor: Homer William Fogle, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6536144
    Abstract: An ironing board pad having a plurality of fibrous elements arranged adjacently and held together by a web with a plurality of loops forming a network to hold the fibrous elements in compressive adjacent relation to one another, the web being made of a heat resistant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Shen Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Robert M. Steidle
  • Patent number: 6533041
    Abstract: Fire sprinkler apparatus (11) for use with a drop ceiling (13) of suspended tile (15) or sheetrock having a branch or run pipe (17), and a sprinkler head (26) connected to said branch or run pipe (17) by a drop nipple-reducing coupling assembly (29) which comprises a drop nipple (21), a reducing coupling (25) mounted on the bottom end (21b) of the drop nipple (21), a weld (27) joining the upper end (25b) of the reducing coupling (25) to the bottom end (21b) of the drop nipple (21) with the outer circumference of the reducing coupling (25) being the same size as the outer circumference of the drop nipple (21), and an escutcheon fitting (33) which slides over the drop nipple-reducing coupling assembly (29) for a predetermined distance until it is flush with the bottom surface of the tile (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Anvil International, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond H. Jensen
  • Patent number: 6511760
    Abstract: A method of passivating the interior surface of a gas storage vessel to protect the surface against corrosion. The interior surface of the vessel is first dehydrated and then evacuated. A silicon hydride gas is introduced into the vessel. The vessel and silicon hydride gas contained therein are heated and pressurized to decompose the gase. A layer of silicon is deposited on the interior surface of the vessel. The duration of the silicon depositing step is controlled to prevent the formation of silicon dust in the vessel. The vessel is then purged with an inert gas to remove the silicon hydride gas. The vessel is cycled through the silicon depositing step until the entire interior surface of the vessel is covered with a layer of silicon. The vessel is then evacuated and cooled to room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Restek Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A. Barone, Andy S. Schuyler, Joseph Stauffer
  • Patent number: 6490888
    Abstract: A method of heating low emissivity glass sheet for subsequent processing. The glass sheet is loaded onto a longitudinally extending conveyor and oriented such that the lengthwise edge of the sheet is parallel to the length of the conveyor and the direction of conveyance of the glass sheet. The sheet is conveyed into a heating chamber. The glass sheet is then convectively heated in a specified sequence along the entire length of the glass sheet at selected areas measured along the width by creating a downward flow of heated air proximate the selected areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventors: Kenneth Friedel, Cliff Matukonis
  • Patent number: 6468561
    Abstract: Providing a film coating on solid forms such as pharmaceutical tablets, foods, confectionery forms, seeds for agriculture, and the like by coating them with polydextrose, or a combination of polydextrose and another polymer, or a layer of polydextrose overcoated by a layer of another polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: BPSI Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan M. Grillo, Rita M. Steffenino, Stuart C. Porter, Edward J. Woznicki, David K. Isganitis
  • Patent number: 6444326
    Abstract: Method of modifying the surface properties of a substrate by depositing a coating of hydrogenated amorphous silicon on the surface of the substrate and functionalizing the coated substrate by exposing the substrate to a binding reagent having at least one unsaturated hydrocarbon group under pressure and elevated temperature for an effective length of time. The hydrogenated amorphous silicon coating is deposited by exposing the substrate to silicon hydride gas under pressure and elevated temperature for an effective length of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Restek Corporation
    Inventor: David Abbott Smith
  • Patent number: D481538
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Josef Filser