Patents Represented by Law Firm Keck, Mahin & Cate
  • Patent number: 5882287
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing a multilayered tube formed of paper webs that are provided with transverse perforations at identical distances, wherein sections of the tube are torn off in order to manufacture paper bags, includes at least one perforating knife that is arranged in the machine frame and fastened to a rotating shaft. The perforating knife provides the paper webs with transverse perforations, and the radial distance between the perforating knife and the shaft may be altered so as to adjust the format of the bags. In addition, the device includes transverse gluing cylinders that are arranged in the machine frame, which are provided with transverse gluing bars and which cooperate with devices for applying glue. Also included is a longitudinal gluing roller that applies glue which forms a longitudinal adhesive seam onto the edges of the paper webs which are laterally offset with respect to one another and guided together via guide rollers before the paper webs are folded into a tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Windmoller & Holscher
    Inventor: Gustav Kuckhermann
  • Patent number: 5860619
    Abstract: A seeker head comprises a seeker for scanning field of view and a gyro assembly sensing attitude variations. Signal processing means process information from two consecutive scans of the seeker. The signals from the gyro assembly are applied to a coordinate transformer circuit, which transforms the picture information from consecutive scans into a common intertial coordinate system. A target is selected by target selection logic. The coordinates of a selected target are read into a deviation memory. The signal processing means provide the inertial sight line rate of the sight line to a selected target. After each scanning and signal processing cycle the location is computed at which the target is to be expected according to the sight line rate measured during the preceding cycle. This permits comparison of target signals in consecutive scans even with moving targets, recovery of temporarily lost targets and discrimination between actual targets, such as an aircraft, and mocktargets, such as flares.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Bodenseewerk Geratetechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Gulitz, Johann Friedrich Egger
  • Patent number: 5840295
    Abstract: The invention provides a new nerve-derived transglutaminase enzyme that converts immune-derived IL-2 to dimeric IL-2 having oligodendrocyte cytotoxic activity. Both the nerve-derived transglutaminase and the dimeric mammalian, e.g. human, IL-2, are for use as active ingredients in pharmaceutical compositions for inducing and facilitating regeneration of injured nerves of the central nervous system in mammals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Yeda Research and Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michal Schwartz, Shoshana Eitan
  • Patent number: 5823713
    Abstract: Scuba diving apparatus includes a buoyancy compensator attachable to a diver, and a depth control device for sensing the depth of the diver and for automatically increasing the buoyancy of the buoyancy compensator when the diver is submerged at a predetermined depth in the water, to thereby prevent the diver from exceeding the predetermined depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Inventor: Daniel Biran
  • Patent number: 5806519
    Abstract: An apparatus and method enabling the injection of fluid media into a plurality of patients in which there is provided a fluid supply source providing multiple doses, metering apparatus for measuring the doses, pressurizing apparatus to effect injection, contamination preventing apparatus between fluid source and patient and, when desired, electronic control apparatus to integrate operation of the apparatus and process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Medrad, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Morrison Evans, III, Arthur E. Uber, III
  • Patent number: 5764411
    Abstract: An imaging system for the generation of an apparent three-dimensional (3-D) image suspended in space for direct vieiwing includes a beamsplitter and a retroreflector. The optical property of reflecting light back along its original path enable the system to generate such an apparent 3-D image based on the perception of depth cues present in the original scene for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Thorn EMI plc
    Inventor: Ian Alexander Shanks
  • Patent number: 5749365
    Abstract: A method for monitoring vital signs of a human or animal subject includes clothing the subject in an elastically deformable shirt or undershirt, removably attaching a carrier carrying a sensor to the shirt or undershirt, adjacent the thoracic and abdominal regions of the subject, sensing elastic deformations of the shirt or undershirt corresponding to one or more of the group of vital signs including respiration, heart function, heart rhythm, generating electrical signals representative of the deformations, and transmitting the signals to a remote receiver for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Inventor: Alan Magill
  • Patent number: 5723664
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of preparing a sulfonimide, a first salt thereof, or a second salt thereof. The method includes the step of: (a) reacting one or two sulfonyl fluorides with nonhydrous ammonia and an amine component which is one of a tertiary amine and a heterocyclic amine, so as to prepare the first salt. Alternatively, the method includes the step of: (a) reacting the sulfonyl fluoride with the amine component and a sulfonamide, so as to prepare the first salt. The method further optionally includes, after the step (a), the step of: (b) reacting, in an aqueous solution, the first salt with a metal compound, so as to prepare the second salt. The method still further optionally includes, after the step (a), the step of: (c) reacting the first salt with a strong acid so as to prepare the sulfonimide. Alternatively, the method further optionally includes, after the step (b), the step of: (d) reacting the second salt with a strong acid so as to prepare the sulfonimide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroaki Sakaguchi, Kenji Fujii, Shigenori Sakai, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Yasushi Kita
  • Patent number: 5720991
    Abstract: A device to form different shaped raviolis includes multiple uniquely outlined cutting and crimping ribs, surrounding finger ejection holes, and an extrusion die plate hand support system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Inventors: Janet Gildersleeve, Ronald M. Popeil, Alan L. Backus
  • Patent number: 5716902
    Abstract: Herbicidal compositions based on aminotriazole comprising, besides the usual constituents, adjuvants and/or supports, on the one hand aminotriazole and on the other hand a proportion by weight with respect to the aminotriazole from about 1 to about 14.3%, preferably from 2.5 to 4% and, still more preferably, of about 3% of at least one triazinone of formula ##STR1## wherein R represents a linear or branched alkyl radical comprising from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, the proportion of triazinone in a given composition being selected taking into account the fact that the said composition should provide per hectare an amount of triazinone lower than 300 g, preferably lower than 200 g and still more preferably lower than or equal to 100 g.Herbicidal treatment implementing these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: CFPI ACRO
    Inventors: Joseph Schapira, Isabelle Maillet, Gerard Sergent
  • Patent number: 5703703
    Abstract: A holographic ornament comprises a hologram which has an operative surface. In one embodiment, the operative surface is masked by a masking member. The masking member is formed with at least one letter-shaped cut through which a part of the operative surface of the hologram is exposed. In order to protect the masking member and the exposed part of the operative surface, a transparent protection cover member covers them. In the other embodiment, the hologram per se is formed with at least one through cut which is shaped like a letter or the like. In order to protect the operative surface, a transparent protection cover member covers the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Takashi Yamate
  • Patent number: 5702578
    Abstract: A surface coating applied to a subject surface includes an undercoating, a color base layer, coated over the undercoating layer, which contains a coloring material, and a color clear layer, coated over the color base layer, which contains a coloring dye of a hue within +/-10 from a hue of the coloring material of the base color layer on the 100-division Mansell hue ring.The color clear layer may be applied with a paint spray device while rotating the subject surface around an axis and continuously moving the subject surface along the axis to form a spiral pattern of paint spray relative to and around the subject surface at regular pitches. Preferably, the ratio of each of the regular pitches to a width of the pattern of paint spray is less than 0.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori Umeda, Tohru Mashimo, Kazuo Hironaka, Tadamitsu Nakahama, Takakazu Yamane, Makoto Aizawa, Yukifumi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 5701947
    Abstract: A die cast mould apparatus having a base for supporting a mould body partially defining a mould cavity. A mould body insert is insertable in the partially defined mould cavity and may be locked in this position to complete the mould cavity. The mould body insert is mounted on a retainer which is mounted in a channel, in a support extending from the base. The retainer may be locked to the support in the channel by way of interlocking wedges on the retainer and wedge receptors in the channel walls of the support, thereby locking the insert in the position to complete the mould cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Exco Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventor: Warren J. Bishenden
  • Patent number: 5702068
    Abstract: In a seeker head a field of view is scanned cyclically for providing picture informations referenced to a seeker-fixed coordinate system. The seeker carries a gyro assembly, which provides attitude variation signals as a function of attitude variations of the seeker relative to inertial space. The attitude variation signals are applied to a coordinate transformer which transforms all picture informations with their addresses into an inertial coordinate system which coincided with the seeker-fixed coordinate system after the completion of the preceding scan. Thereby during each scan all picture informations are transformed into one single inertial coordinate system. After the completion of the scan, the picture informations are again transformed into an inertial coordinate system, which coincided with the seeker-fixed coordinate system at the end of said scan, and are stored in a memory. This is the same coordinate system into which the picture informations will be transformed during the next-following scan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Bodenseewerk Geratetechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Alfred Stoll, Wolfgang Gulitz, Hans Tessari, Reiner Eckhardt
  • Patent number: 5702099
    Abstract: An arrangement for separating flat stacked objects is composed of a stacking hopper, the base of which supports the stack and is composed of rolls. The rolls pass through at intervals and roll against the respective bottommost workpiece. The rolls are provided in a traveling series and are driven in a rotating manner. A conveyor belt for transporting material away is arranged below the series of rolls. The respective bottommost workpiece successively peeled off the stack by each roll passage is placed onto the conveyor belt. In sync with the passage of the rolls, suction boxes grip and pull down a lateral edge of the respective bottommost workpiece between two rolls in such a way that the roll that arrives below the stack still supports the stack through the workpiece. The subsequent roll passes between the workpiece and the workpiece located above the previous workpiece and causes a reliable separation of the respective bottommost piece from the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Windmoller & Holscher
    Inventor: Uwe Kohn
  • Patent number: 5701112
    Abstract: An electromagnet for use in MRI apparatus comprising an annular vessel inside which annular windings energizable to produce a magnetic field are contained together with iron components, hereinafter termed cold iron, which components are mechanically anchored with respect to the windings, and iron shim rings positioned externally of the vessel within its annular bore, hereinafter termed warm iron, the size and relative position of the shim rings being chosen so that instability of the magnetic field introduced by one shim ring, due to vibration or temperature changes, is substantially compensated for by an equal and opposite effect produced by one or more other shim rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Assignee: Oxford Magnet Technology Limited
    Inventor: Daniel Edward Brown
  • Patent number: 5700521
    Abstract: There is provided a method of producing a decorative plate which can be made quite easily without any danger of damage to user's skin. The method comprises the steps of:preparing a base plate having thereon a predetermined design,applying a water-based acrylic paint (water paint of acrylic resin) along a predetermined design to thereby expand the design three-dimensionally,permitting the coated paint to become cured to form a first transparent film portion,applying a water-based acrylic paint on the cured transparent film to thereby further expand the film portion three-dimensionally, andpermitting the expanded film portion to become cured to form a second transparent film portion so that a shrinkage of the first transparent film is compensated by the film portion of the second transparent film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Assignee: Sakura Hobby Craft Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yataro Horikiri
  • Patent number: D388685
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: Knurr-Mechanik fur die Elektronik Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Elmar Schlereth
  • Patent number: D394815
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Watch Tower GmbH
    Inventor: Heike Jorss
  • Patent number: RE35891
    Abstract: A method of increasing the near-wellbore permeability of porous formation comprises exposing formation to an elevated temperature of .?!. .Iaddend.C. or greater to cause dehydration of the clay lattices, vaporization of any blocked water, mud filtrate or other fluids, and/or destruction of the clay structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Noranda Inc.
    Inventors: Abul K. M. Jamaluddin, Taras W. Nazarko