Patents Represented by Attorney Kevin E. Joyce
  • Patent number: 7086482
    Abstract: A process of recovering hydrocarbons in oil wells by the injection of treated inert gases from cement clinker production effluence(s) comprising the steps of treating the effluence(s) to make the effluence(s) compatible with the hydrocarbons and injecting the treated effluence(s) into the wells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Cementos Apasco S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: César Anatolio Garcia Vidrio, Denzil Cotera Vazquez, Heberto Ramos Rodriquez
  • Patent number: 6738394
    Abstract: In a method for the unidirectional and interference-safe transmission of digital data via radio waves, wherein the data which are composed of data packets each comprising a defined number of bytes and of at least one synchronization packet are transmitted from a transmitter to a receiver, it is proceeded such that each byte is transmitted in a manner comprised of flag bits as start bits, information-representing information bits and identification bits encoding the number of the respective byte and carrying the parity information and that the flag bits and the information bits are inverted in every second byte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Austria Mikro Systeme International Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Kreuzgruber, Christian Löw, Gerhard Schultes
  • Patent number: 6679039
    Abstract: A rotary mower blade is formed with a notch at each end of the blade. Upwardly inclined vanes are provided on trailing edges of end portions of the blade adjacent the respective notches. Intermediate a central portion of the blade and the end portions, surfaces are formed extending downwardly from the leading to the trailing edges of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Murray Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Deschamps, Doyle S. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 6675480
    Abstract: The electric shaver comprises a housing in which an electric drive is arranged for the oscillating movement of cutting knives of a shearing head, wherein the shearing head is provided with at last two cooperating cutting elements driven so as to be relatively displaceable. A shearing head part (6) carrying at least one shearing blade (5) is hinged to be pivotal about at least one axis (8) differing from the direction of the oscillating movement of the cutting knives (11, 12) and extending in the direction of the longer axis of the housing, and is driven to perform a pivotal movement (9) about the axis (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Payer Electroprodukte Ges.m.b.H.
    Inventor: Mathias Oswald
  • Patent number: 6672411
    Abstract: A control mechanism for a dual transmission vehicle is disclosed. First and second overlaying plates are provided, the first plate having a profiled slot which communicates with parallel slots in the second plate. The slots in the first and second plates are oriented in the direction of rectilinear movement of their respective plate. The first plate is controlled to move in a direction normal to the direction in which the second plate is controlled to move. A pair of rods connects the plates to the transmissions. Each rod has a first end joined to its respective transmission and a second end projecting through the profiled slot in the first plate and through a respective one of the parallel slots in the second plate. Dependent on the relative position of the plates, wheels connected to the transmission are driven at the same or different speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Murray, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley J. Mouser
  • Patent number: 6666996
    Abstract: In a process for producing marl slags and marl slag cements or mixed components for mixed cements from marl having a basicity CaO/SiO2 of <2.0, it is provided that in a first process step argillaceous marl or a mixture of marl and clay having a basicity of <2.0 is dried, preheated and calcined and that, after this, the obtained product in a second process step is melted in a separate melting furnace at higher temperatures than applied in the first process step and is granulated from the melt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Tribovent Verfahrensentwicklung, GmbH
    Inventor: Alfred Edlinger
  • Patent number: 6660223
    Abstract: In a device for atomizing liquid melts, in particular oxidic slags or glasses, including a slag tundish and an outlet opening into which a lance is immersed to inject gases or vapor while forming an annular gap, the lance (3) is comprised of two coaxial tubes (4, 5) which are separately displaceable in the axial direction and fixable in their respective axially displaced positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Holcim Ltd.
    Inventor: Alfred Edlinger
  • Patent number: 6659565
    Abstract: A hand truck is provided with at least one wheel which is driven and is steerable. A wheeled accessory is removably connected to the hand truck to be powered and directed in response to operation of the hand truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Murray, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald G. Brant
  • Patent number: 6641497
    Abstract: A drive shaft rotated by a drive gear is coupled to an epicyclic gear arrangement which is rotatable as a unit about the drive shaft's longitudinal axis, as well as about its own axis. A driven gear is rotatably mounted drive shaft between the drive gear and the gear arrangement. Facing surfaces of the drive and driven gears are provided with annular concavities. A pivotally adjustable friction disk extends between, and in contact with, the concave surfaces. The opposite side of the driven gear is operatively connected to the gear arrangement. When the drive shaft is rotated, the gear arrangement is rotated about its own axis in response to drive shaft rotation and is rotated about the drive shaft's axis in accordance with the position of the friction disk. The speed and direction of the wheel-driving output are thus controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Murray, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Deschamps, James F. Peterson
  • Patent number: 6598586
    Abstract: A choke and throttle control arrangement for a small engine includes a base plate to which a pair of levers are pivotally joined. One includes a governor spring arm connected to the engine's speed governor, and the other is provided with an arm which serves as a choke actuator. A spring interconnects the two levers to permit them to rotate in unison at low engine speed in response to operator actuation of a throttle control handle. An adjustable stop member is positioned to interrupt the rotation of the governor spring arm when a selected less-than-maximum engine speed is reached. Further throttle control handle advancement permits the choke actuating arm to move to the closed choke position. As the throttle control handle is moved towards a low speed setting, the lever containing the choke actuating arm returns to the position at which the selected less-than-maximum speed was reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Murray, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Deschamps, Doyle S. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 6572698
    Abstract: An activated aluminosilicate binder containing aluminosilicates, calcium sulphate and an activator containing alkali metal salts is disclosed. The aluminosilicates are selected from a group consisting of blast furnace slag, clay, marl and industrial by-products, such as fly ash, and has an Al2O3 content greater than 5% by weight. Blast furnace slag is present in an amount less than 35% by weight, and cement kiln dust, in an amount of from 1 to 20% by weight, is added to the mixture as an activator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: International Mineral Technology AG
    Inventor: Suz-Chung Ko
  • Patent number: 6572125
    Abstract: A pinion mounted at the lower end of a steering column engages a rack which is supported for movement laterally of the longitudinal axis of a riding lawnmower. Opposite ends of the rack have respective drag links pivotally mounted thereto. Free ends of the drag links are connected to the ends of respective spindle arms, each of which is rotatable about a vertical axis. Each spindle arm supports a ground-engaging wheel. When a steering wheel joined to the steering column is turned, the pinion displaces the rack. The drag links impart pivotal movement to the spindle arms to cause the wheels to turn in the direction the steering wheel has been turned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Murray, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald G. Erickson, Joseph G. Crabtree
  • Patent number: 6562547
    Abstract: A method for producing structures in chips is realized by carrying out a sequence of structuring steps in a self-adjusting manner. By structuring a first auxiliary layer applied on a substrate, a first masking structure is formed after a first masking procedure, which first masking structure has at least one partial region projecting beyond the surface of the substrate. After this, a further structuring step is carried out, for instance, by etching, implantation or CVD, using the previously produced first masking structure as a mask. After this, the first masking structure with a view to forming a second masking structure is inverted by applying at least one second auxiliary layer onto the first masking structure. The thus formed structure is at least partially taken off and the thus denuded first auxiliary layer is selectively removed, whereupon the second masking structure is used as a mask for a further structuring step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Austria Mikro Systeme International Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jochen Kraft, Martin Schatzmayr, Hubert Enichlmair
  • Patent number: 6535053
    Abstract: In a method for obtaining a temperature-independent voltage reference by an energy gap reference circuit using at least one bipolar transistor and a voltage source, only a single bipolar transistor is connected in series with a resistor. Different voltages are facultatively applied to the resistor. The voltages are detected upstream and downstream of the series resistor and fed to an A/D converter. The gain constant of the A/D converter is calculated from the digitalized measurements and used for measurement correction. The circuit arrangement for obtaining such a temperature-independent voltage reference includes a bipolar transistor and a resistor connected in series with the transistor. An A/D converter configured to yield digitalized voltage measurements is connected via switches to ports provided on either side of the resistor. The digital signals from the A/D converter are fed to a computer to determine the gain constant, from which the corrected voltage signal can be read out digitally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Austria Mikro Systeme International Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Richard Forsyth
  • Patent number: 6520014
    Abstract: In a microsensor with a micro-electromechanical sensor element and an integrated circuit for measuring, calibration and compensation electronics, whereby the sensor is connected electrically to the integrated circuit (IC), the micro-electromechanical sensor element is arranged directly on the integrated circuit with accurate positioning, and is connected with electric conductivity via a circulating soldered joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Austria Mikro Systeme International Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Manfred Brandl
  • Patent number: 6497453
    Abstract: A frame channel is provided for the mounting of an engine of a rear engine riding lawn mower. A platform is secured to the frame channel, the platform includes a portion which overlays the engine and which includes an opening therein. A seat-supporting hood normally overlays the opening. The hood is pivotally mounted to the platform whereby when the hood is pivoted to an open position to expose the platform opening, access to the engine is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Murray, Inc.
    Inventors: Ray G. Bates, John A. Burns, Robert M. DeWeese
  • Patent number: 6483301
    Abstract: A method for compensating mechanical stresses in measuring the magnetic field strength by Hall sensors is disclosed. It is proceeded in a manner that the electric resistance and/or a measuring quantity proportional to the electric resistance of the Hall sensor is determined in at least two different directions, that the mean value of the determined resistances and/or measuring quantities proportional thereto is calculated, and that the current conducted through the Hall sensor is chosen to be proportional to the mean value calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Austria Mikro Systeme International Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Volker Kempe
  • Patent number: D463883
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Payer Electroprodukte
    Inventor: Jan van Asten
  • Patent number: D465631
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Murray, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald G. Brant
  • Patent number: D476341
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Murray, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Booten, Bradley J. Mouser