Patents Represented by Law Firm Juettner Pyle Piontek & Underwood
  • Patent number: 5976112
    Abstract: An injection syringe for injecting a fluid into the arterial, venous, muscular or cavity structures of a patient via subcutaneous, percutaneous, intravascular and other types of injections comprises a hollow syringe body, a passageway at a distal end of the syringe for passage of fluid into and out of the syringe and a substantially open proximal end for receiving a plunger assembly. The plunger assembly includes a movable plunger assembly. A moveable plunger cooperates with the syringe body and the proximal end of the syringe to define a fluid chamber of variable volume in fluid communication with the passageway. Actuating means actuates movement of the plunger. An elastomeric barrier cooperates with the plunger and the open end of the syringe to define a sterile chamber between the actuating means and the fluid chamber to prevent passage of fluids from the fluid chamber to the actuating means and the passage of contaminants from the open end of the syringe in the fluid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: LyZa Weiss Jennings & Shea
    Inventor: Henry Walter Lyza, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5977230
    Abstract: A powder injection molding composition or feedstock is made of 70% or more by weight of a powdered metal or ceramic and 30% or less by weight of a binder system. The binder system contains a sufficient amount of polypropylene or polyethylene to hold the so-called brown preform of the molded metal or ceramic powder together for the sintering step of the injection molding process and a sufficient amount of partially hydrolyzed cold water soluble polyvinyl alcohol, water and plasticizer to facilitate molding of the composition into the so-called green preform of the article to be manufactured. The debinding step of the injection molding process for transforming the green preform into the brown preform consists simply of immersing the green preform in water at ambient temperature to dissolve the polyvinyl alcohol. The binder system is nonhazardous, safe, harmless and fully degradable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Planet Polymer Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoming Yang, Robert J. Petcavich
  • Patent number: 5962161
    Abstract: A recombinant battery separator pad is made from a mat of meltblown ultrafine polymer fibers, with the fibers being treated with an agent to render them permanently wettable. The fibers include at least ten percent of less than one micron, with the majority less than five microns. The mat has a liquid porosity of at least 90% and a surface area of at least 1.0 m.sup.2 /g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Daramic, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry Zucker
  • Patent number: 5956175
    Abstract: A solar control window film having high visible light transmission and low transmission of near infrared heat energy is comprised of a transparent substrate bearing a thin, optically transparent layer of metal, an optically transparent layer of near infrared energy absorbing material and a transparent layer of protective material overlying and protecting the near infrared energy absorbing material and the metal. The near infrared reflecting properties and the near infrared absorbing properties of the respective layers are balanced to provide selective solar heat rejection without excessive transfer of heat into the window glass or glazing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Inventor: Steven L. Hojnowski
  • Patent number: 5952082
    Abstract: A recording medium particularly suitable for electrophotographic copying is characterized by coated paper that for a given basis weight has proportionally less coating and proportionally more fiber than conventional coated paper made for electrophotographic processes. The base sheet of the coated paper is preferably formed square on a paper machine wet end and has on the order of 40-50% less filler than conventional sheet paper made for electrophotographic processes. After being formed and dried, the base sheet is provided with a top coat weight that is approximately 60% less than the typical coat weight used for conventional paper. The coating is formulated to have sufficient viscosity to stay more on the surface of the base sheet. The coated sheet is calendered to a medium gloss on the order of a TAPPI gloss of about 45, both to preserve a degree of surface roughness to enhance runnability of the paper through an electrophotographic copier and to provide a pleasant and easily readable surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Consolidated Papers, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Normington, Gregory E. Pulchinski, Gary G. Schiller
  • Patent number: 5949550
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting patches or areas of relatively high gloss on a moving web, and thereby associated wrinkles or other defects, and signalling the presence thereof comprises an analog and/or digital optical reflectivity sensor for sensing gloss on the surface of the moving web, a web marking device adjacent the edge of the moving web for marking the edge of the web with a dye, and a microcomputer for receiving the output signal from the sensor(s) and for controlling the operation of the marking device. The apparatus may also include a warning device such as a light or horn. The apparatus and method have particular applicability in association with paper web re-reeling equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Consolidated Papers, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Arndt, Robert C. Cibuzar, Randall A. Freeh
  • Patent number: 5941627
    Abstract: The lighting conductor rail system comprises a lighting conductor rail which can be mounted onto a ceiling with the aid of ceiling mounts, as well as luminaire adaptors which are mounted on the lighting conductor rail and which hold each a spotlight, or the like, and electrically connect it to the conductors of the lighting conductor rail. The lighting conductor rail is composed of a carrier profile of a flexible metal which has a flat strip-like shape with a web that projects at a right angle and has a mushroom-shaped snap-in head. Said carrier profile can be assembled under a preload together with a cable profile which consists of a rubber-like material and is shaped like the segment of a circle. The lighting conductor rail can be bent into the desired shape and has a great stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Inventor: Dominic Sacher
  • Patent number: 5938650
    Abstract: The disclosure describes an absorbent core, free of wood pulp or other cellulosic materials. The core includes two thin outer layers, with at least one layer being porous and receptive to body liquids. A quantity of superabsorbent polymer particles of a particular type is provided between the outer layers and is loosely contained in individual unbonded open zones or flat closed pockets defined by a plurality of intersecting heat bond lines between the layers, with the lines defining a densified and a hot calendar-bonded fiber structure to provided wicking lines or flow zones between the pockets. The dry product is a flat, thin partial laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: FiberTech Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel C. Baer, Brian E. Boehmer, Kenneth Bononcini
  • Patent number: 5937875
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning a sprayer, the sprayer having a material inlet, comprising a housing, a rack within the housing for supporting the sprayer, an adapter having one end adapted to connect to the material inlet of the sprayer, a tube within the housing having one end connected to the other end of the adapter, a solvent supply, and means for circulating solvent connecting the solvent supply to the tube, for circulating solvent from said solvent supply, through the tube and the adapter, and into the sprayer. The apparatus includes a sprayer trigger holder, comprising a unitary, resilient, spring wire clip, having at one end a C-shaped portion for holding the trigger in a retracted position, and the other end of the wire clip having a hook-shaped portion for hanging the sprayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Inventor: Richard Nygren
  • Patent number: 5928209
    Abstract: A breathable diaper, feminine hygiene, or like disposable sanitary product construction includes a plurality of materials including, from the skin-facing side outwardly, a topsheet of liquid- and vapor-permeable hydrophilic material. A core of highly absorbent material is disposed outwardly of the topsheet for absorbing fluid received through the topsheet, the core having an inner surface in fluid communication with the topsheet. A backsheet is disposed at least partially as an outer surface of the construction and is formed of a pouch defined by two layers of a non-woven hydrophobic and vapor-permeable material, with absorbent or superabsorbent particles therebetween, so that the backsheet limits the outward escape of liquid therethrough while enabling the outward escape of heat and water vapor therethrough. Each backsheet layer is an at least two-layer spunbound-meltblown SM or an at least three-layer spunbond-meltblown-spunbond SMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Poly-Bond Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Allen Bodford, Roe Clyde Allen, Rahul Krishnakant Nayak
  • Patent number: 5927691
    Abstract: The features of a known auto shifting three speed winch having a drive shaft and rotatable drum are used to provide first, third and fourth gears upon reversal of rotation of the drive shaft. The third and fourth gears use common gearing and the final gear meshed with the drum. A separate drive train is provided for second gear and includes planetary gears having carriers secured to the drum and operating between a sun gear on the shaft and an outer ring gear. Second gear is selected by means of pawls brought into engagement with a ratchet track on the ring gear, with the pawls being connected to torsion springs controlled manually by a lever arrangement. When second gear is engaged, the winch can shift between only second and third, with fourth being overridden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Harken, Inc.
    Inventor: William C. Ottemann
  • Patent number: 5922458
    Abstract: A reusable display holder, easel, copyboard or work board utilizes a tacky pressure sensitive adhesive for temporarily holding display materials, photographic prints and like products securely in position; or for capturing and retaining residue and debris falling from work pieces; or for other similar applications. When used with photographic exposure apparatus, for example, the board comprises an easel which allows exposure of multiple sizes of photographic prints or enlargements without changing the easel in any way and without using devices to position or secure the prints. The board or easel includes one or more trays of various dimensions depending on the particular application. A tacky pressure sensitive adhesive composition is poured into each tray to hold various products. The composition has readhesion properties which enable products to be removed, without damage, and then readhered to the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Inventor: Virginia L. Herlihy
  • Patent number: 5912181
    Abstract: Biologic molecules and pathogens in a sample substance are detected by utilizing the multiplicity of mirrors in a digital micromirror device as test sites to which molecular probes are attached and to which the sample substance is applied. A molecule or pathogen bonded on the surface of a micromirror activated with an appropriate molecular probe can be detected by optical projection or software interrogation of the array of micromirrors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Inventor: Robert J. Petcavich
  • Patent number: 5910225
    Abstract: A nonwoven porous fabric is laminated to a thermoplastic film, with the film being capable of rendered microporous upon permanent elongation. The film and fabric laminate is then heated and elongated, causing the fabric and film to become thinner and to cause the film layer to become microporous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Assignee: Chicopee, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry H. McAmish, Richard L. Ferencz, Gregg T. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 5905213
    Abstract: A sampling apparatus is characterized by a sampler housing coupled to a movable valve of a connecting device. The housing and the movable valve have bores that are in communication and axial alignment. One end of the valve bore communicates with the interior of a liquid containing vessel. A plunger is in the housing bore and has an annular recess intermediate its ends. The plunger is reciprocated in the housing and valve bores to project the recess into the vessel to receive a sample of liquid therein, and to then retract the recess from the vessel and through the valve and housing bores to a sample collection point in the housing. Plunger seals maintain a liquid seal between the vessel interior and the sample collection point in the housing during reciprocation of the plunger. The valve is movable between an operative position where the one end of its bore communicates with the vessel interior and an inoperative position where the one end of its bore is out of communication with the vessel interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Inventor: Ben E. Jaeger
  • Patent number: 5883371
    Abstract: A chamber has a safe and a bill receiver for validating bills of various denominations and for signaling the denomination of each bill. A cash dispenser mounted on the chamber dispenses cartridges containing units of cash one at a time in response to the bill denomination signal. An electronic cash control system is mounted within the safe and includes software for recording each deposit into the bill receiver, recording each withdrawal from the cash dispenser, and providing detailed reports of all such transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Phelps-Tointon, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott H. Meeker
  • Patent number: 5878510
    Abstract: A fluid filled insole comprises a fluid tight bladder having upper and lower layers and a generally foot-shaped, planar configuration, with proximal forefoot, midfoot and hindfoot regions; a heavy, viscous, sterile liquid substantially filling the bladder; at least two but no more than six transversely spaced forefoot flow deflectors joining the upper and lower layers in the proximal forefoot region of the bladder; at least one but no more than five transversely spaced hindfoot flow deflectors joining the upper and lower layers in the hindfoot region of the bladder; flow passages matched to the anatomical structure of the foot between the forefoot and hindfoot flow deflectors and the medial and lateral and peripheral margins of the bladder; a flow controller matched to the border between the lateral and medial longitudinal arch, whereby liquid flows from the hindfoot region to the forefoot region and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Inventor: Henning R. Schoesler
  • Patent number: D410108
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignees: Design 4 Merchandising, Inc., Harold Reed Design
    Inventor: Harold F Reed
  • Patent number: RE36308
    Abstract: A solar control film having low visible light transmittance and low visible light reflectance is comprised of two or more transparent substrates each bearing a thin, transparent, discontinuous, incoherent film of metal having low visible light reflectance and a degree of visible light blocking capacity, the substrates being so assembled and laminated into a composite that the visible light blocking capacities of the metal films are effectively combined to provide a composite having low visible light transmittance. Performance characteristics are enhanced by providing on one or more of the substrates a transparent coating of high refractive index underlying the metal film. The material of high refractive index is preferably a synthetic high oxygen content oxide of bismuth, which facilitates efficient and economical production of the solar control film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: MSC Specialty Films, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Y. Yang
  • Patent number: D417978
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: Design 4 Merchandising
    Inventor: Harold F. Reed