Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Joseph T. Guy
  • Patent number: 6772687
    Abstract: A method for the preparation of a negative working lithographic printing plate is disclosed. A printing plate precursor comprising a lithographic support and an image forming layer is mounted on a printing press. A liquid containing a dissolution inhibitor is image-wise dispensed on the precursor by means of ink jet printing. The precursor is developed on press by the application of fountain and ink whereby the image areas are retained and the non-image areas are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert
    Inventors: Marc Van Damme, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 6740479
    Abstract: A silver halide photographic processing solution comprising at least one polymeric compound inhibiting sludge formation and preventing “pi-line” artefact, more particularly in radiographic non-destructive testing applications, wherein said polymeric compound comprises at least one monomer unit having a silver complexing moiety and at least one monomer unit having a solubilizing group, and wherein both said silver ion complexing moiety and said solubilizing group are comprised in same or different monomer units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Frank Louwet, André Roefs
  • Patent number: 6739260
    Abstract: A method for the preparation of a negative working lithographic printing plate by means of ink jet printing is disclosed. This method uses a lithographic printing plate precursor comprising a lithographic support and an image forming layer containing a polymeric binder soluble in an aqueous alkaline developer. The precursor is image-wise printed by an ink jet fluid comprising a compound capable of reducing the solubility of the binder in the aqueous alkaline developer. After development a negative working printing plate is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Marc Van Damme, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 6737228
    Abstract: A black-and-white silver halide photographic film material has been provided, wherein said material has first and second major surfaces, at least one of which is coated with at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer, overcoated with a protective antistress layer, wherein said emulsion layer(s) have chemically and spectrally sensitized {111} tabular hexagonal emulsion grains or crystals rich in silver bromide in an amount covering at least 50% of the total projective grain surface of all grains, wherein said grains further have an average equivalent volume diameter in the range from 0.3 &mgr;m up to 1.5 &mgr;m and an average grain thickness of less than 0.30 &mgr;m, and an average amount of iodide from 0.05 mole % up to 0.5 mole % based on silver over the whole grain volume, characterized in that said material comprises, in an amount of at least 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert
    Inventors: Kathy Elst, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 6737293
    Abstract: Nanoparticle dispersions of ZnS doped with a luminescent center are prepared by precipitation from aqueous solutions. When such dispersions are coated between conductive electrodes a Thin Film Inorganic Light Emitting Diode device is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert
    Inventor: Hieronymus Andriessen
  • Patent number: 6730243
    Abstract: A CsBr:Eu phosphor showing a narrow emission spectrum upon UV-excitation and panels including such a phosphor are disclosed. Also methods for preparing such a phosphor have been described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Afga-Gevaert
    Inventors: Paul Leblans, Luc Struye
  • Patent number: 6729247
    Abstract: A method, and apparatus, for cremating the remains of a deceased being. The method comprises transporting a mobile crematorium to a location wherein the deceased is to be cremated. The mobile crematorium comprises a first combustion chamber, wheels and a trailer hitch. The deceased remains are then heated in the first combustion chamber to a temperature of at least 1000° F. thereby creating combustion gases and noncombustible materials. The combustion gases are allowed to exit the first combustion chamber and the noncombustible materials are removed and placed in a storage device such as an urn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Inventors: Andrew Brown, Nelle B. Brown
  • Patent number: 6724141
    Abstract: A Thin Layer Inorganic Light Emitting device is disclosed comprising a substrate, a first electrode, a coated layer comprising substantially undoped zinc sulfide nanoparticles, and a second electrode. On applying a voltage between the two electrodes the device emits light with an emission maximum of electroluminescence at a wavelength above 450 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventor: Hieronymus Andriessen
  • Patent number: 6713242
    Abstract: A processing method has been provided for an exposed silver halide black-and-white negative working sound recording film element, said processing method comprising the steps of processing said sound recording film element in a processing apparatus providing processing ability in a daylight environment, said processing method comprising the steps of developing in a time of less than 20 seconds; fixing in a fixer; rinsing and drying; making use of an automatic processing machine, the mentioned processing steps being followed by a step of controlling black-and-white densitometry, therefor providing the processing machine with a densitometer; further recording in a motion picture color print film and processing therein image area frames originating from an exposed and processed color negative recording film and from (an) optical soundtrack(s) originating from a silver halide black-and-white negative working sound recording film element, wherein said film element has been processed, after having been exposed, by t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventor: Jean Burtin
  • Patent number: 6710356
    Abstract: A phosphor panel with a protective coating divided in at least two layers, a layer A, being closest to said phosphor layer and a layer B farther away from said phosphor layer wherein the layer A is a layer of parylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert
    Inventors: Paul Leblans, Rudi Van den Bergh, Ludo Joly, Luc Struye
  • Patent number: 6706551
    Abstract: A method for the manufacturing of a Thin Film Inorganic Light Emitting Diode is disclosed. The device contains in one single layer or in a double layer a dispersion of zinc sulfide doped with a luminescent centre, and a water-compatible p-type semiconductive polymer, preferably a polythiophene/polymeric polyanion complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventor: Hieronymus Andriessen
  • Patent number: 6695586
    Abstract: A downrod of a ceiling fan is provided with a decorative covering which may be utilized for various sizes of downrods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Prime Home Impressions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert W. Lackey
  • Patent number: 6690272
    Abstract: An accessory brake light system for a vehicle comprising a secondary brake light attached to a front of said vehicle. A power source is provided for supplying power to a primary brake light. The primary brake light is attached to the rear of the vehicle. A switch connects the power to the primary brake light when the brake is engaged by an operator which causes the primary brake light to illuminate. A delay mechanism is provided which is capable of determining a delay period after the brake is engaged and the power is connected to the secondary brake light after te delay period thereby illuminating the secondary brake light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventor: Darren K. Hall
  • Patent number: 6686142
    Abstract: A chemically and spectrally-sensitized emulsion has been described, wherein said emulsion comprising (100) cubic silver halide grains with an average edge length of from 0.2 up to 1.5 &mgr;m, has been spectrally sensitized by addition at least three trimethine dyes: a main spectral sensitizer added in an amount of at least 85 mole % of all spectral sensitizers added, followed by adding a second spectral sensitizer in an amount of not more than 10 mole % and a third spectral sensitizer in an amount of at most 1 mole % wherein at least said main spectral sensitizer has two benzoxazole rings in its chemical structure, at least said third spectral sensitizer has two benzimidazole rings in its chemical structure and wherein the said second spectral sensitizer has a structure more sterically hindered than the structure of the other spectral sensitizers. A light-sensitive silver halide photographic film material coated with such emulsion and a radiographic screen/film combination has been described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Kathy Elst, Paul Callant
  • Patent number: 6675562
    Abstract: A portable modular implement system is described. The system comprises a power source which comprises a motor. The motor comprises a crank shaft with an upper end and a lower end. A casing is attached to the motor exterior to the upper end of the crankshaft. The casing further comprises a void. An implement assembly comprising an implement bracket is reversibly attached to the power source. An implement is attached to the implement bracket. The implement comprises an implement drive shaft wherein the implement drive shaft protrudes through the void and couples with the crankshaft below the casing when the implement bracket is attached to the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Inventor: Robert C. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 6675515
    Abstract: A luminous electric display unit is disclosed in which glass tubing containing inert gas such as neon is entirely or substantially enclosed within a protective housing, thereby providing protection both for the glass tubing and the public.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Fallon Luminous Products
    Inventors: Timothy Ross Fallon, Walter Keisler Tanner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6669364
    Abstract: A cassette assembly comprising an X-ray cassette, with a tube side and a cover, and an intensifying screen wherein the cassette assembly further comprises a compensation element adapted to the intensifying screen so as to have a cassette assembly with predetermined X-ray absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Rudy Van den Bergh, Jurgen Van Limbergen, Manfred Schmidt, Heinz Backhaus, Ernst Widemann
  • Patent number: 6640685
    Abstract: A hydraulic control system for controlling expansion and contraction of a cylinder. The cylinder comprises an extension chamber and a contraction chamber. The hydraulic control system comprises a first servovalve comprising a first pressure supply port and a first pressure discharge port and adapted to selectively communicate the expansion chamber with the first pressure supply port and with the first pressure discharge port. A second servovalve, comprising a second pressure supply port and a second pressure discharge port, is adapted to selectively communicate the contraction chamber with the second pressure supply port and with the second pressure discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: David M. Hamby
  • Patent number: D483549
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Inventor: Alphonso Harold Caldwell
  • Patent number: D484916
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Fallon Luminous Products
    Inventor: Timothy Ross Fallon