Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP
  • Patent number: 6992184
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel synthetic route for a group of ligands and to an improved catalyst containing the ligand. The invention also provides use of a ligand for inhibiting dye transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Riccardo Filippo Carina, Carl Gibson
  • Patent number: 6988610
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for detecting and reporting conditions of a conveyor belt by receiving image data from at least one camera structured and arranged to capture an image of a portion of a conveyor belt, detecting an object in the portion of the conveyor belt based on the received image data, and generating status information associated with the portion of the conveyor belt based on the detected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Christopher C. Fromme, David J. Stager, Thomas E. Pilarski, Bruce Bancroft, Timothy Ennis Hegadorn
  • Patent number: 6923832
    Abstract: A tibial implant is provided having a stem, a tray, a bushing for joining the stem and the tray, and a locking member. In use, the stem of the implant is inserted into the medullary canal of a natural tibia and the tray rests on a resected surface at the proximal end of the tibia. The tray includes a central position and an engagement portion on a lower surface thereof. The bushing includes a proximal axis of alignment in alignment with the central position of the tray and a distal axis of alignment that is co-linear to the longitudinal axis of the stem. The engagement portion of the tray is comprised of a dovetailed ring member. The bushing also includes, on a proximal end thereof, an engagement surface having first and second pairs of surfaces for, respectively, passage through the opening of the ring member and sliding complementary engagement with the dovetailed ring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Trigon Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter F. Sharkey, David J. Stumpo
  • Patent number: 6921748
    Abstract: The present invention provides peptides which stimulate the release of insulin. The peptides, based on GIP 1-42, include substitutions and/or modifications which enhance and influence secretion and/or have enhanced resistance to degradation. The invention also provides a process of N terminally modifying GIP and the use of the peptide analogues for treatment of diabetes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Uutech Limited
    Inventors: Finbarr Paul Mary O'Harte, Peter Raymond Flatt
  • Patent number: 6908365
    Abstract: A gentle acting blast media comprising glass-like polysaccharide grit suspended in a compressible carrier component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Cameron Drake, Denis Monette, George Koutlakis
  • Patent number: 6906673
    Abstract: Methods for aligning a satellite reflector with an antenna. One method includes the use of an antenna-alignment device to orient the centerline of an antenna in a desired azimuth, elevation and skew orientation. Another method includes the use of an antenna alignment device that is attached to the antenna and can be used in conjunction with a set top box attached to the antenna without the installer having to make trips between the antenna and the television to which the set top box is also attached. Yet other methods include the alignment of an antenna with a satellite wherein the antenna is supported by an adjustable mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation
    Inventors: William R. Matz, Timothy H. Weaver
  • Patent number: 6904412
    Abstract: The automated compliance engine of the present invention uses the Federal, State, local and professional regulations and requirements and implementing instructions to generate a plurality of tasks which can be used to control and drive the process of handling a mortgage loan application to completion and to monitor the completion of the tasks in order to generate a Completion Certificate. Mortgage loan requesters may specify that the system will generate the plurality of required tasks, provide the plurality of required tasks to the requestor for his execution, and monitor the completion of all required tasks so as to provide a completion certificate to the requestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: EverBank
    Inventors: David F. Broadbent, Redge L. Cook, Paul B. Coleman, William S. Harten
  • Patent number: 6899004
    Abstract: A sawing apparatus and a saw fence. The saw apparatus may include a work surface. The saw may include a rail system disposed along the edges of the work surface, for the attachment of accessories thereto. The saw may be provided with workpiece guide adapted to be attached to the rail system for guiding workpieces during the operation of the saw. The workpiece guide may also be provided with an infeed extension that rides on the rail system and is capable of supporting workpieces during the operation of the saw. The infeed extension may be adjusted relative to the work surface of the saw. The saw may further be provided with a debris collection system for the collection of debris produced by the cutting operations of the saw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Delta International Machinery Corp.
    Inventor: David Miller
  • Patent number: 6897786
    Abstract: Low-cost, low energy, programmable and remotely activatable traffic signs, particularly suitable for roadside, waterside or comparable use, which signs can display a variety of messages or images, for example warnings and directions, employ electropolymeric shutter arrays in front of retroreflective materials (32). The signs employ daylight or other passive illumination external to the sign, such as vehicle headlights, to yield high contrast images with good visibility. Optional features include attention-getting effects such as flashing, economical solar power means and means to detect vehicle approach to initiate the attention-getting display, e.g. flashing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Display Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles G. Kalt, Mark S. Slater
  • Patent number: 6891296
    Abstract: The present invention provides a structure for magnetizing a rotor magnet of a motor, which includes a rotor having a magnet cylinder with a wavy curve surface and a stator having a plurality of silicon steel sheets wound by a plurality of winding coils. The present invention also provides a structure for magnetizing a stator magnet of a motor, which includes a stator having a magnet cylinder with a wavy curve surface and a rotor having a plurality of silicon steel sheets wound by a plurality of winding coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Shi Huang, Lin Kuo-Cheng, Tsai Ming-Shi
  • Patent number: 6887965
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polythiophenes, particularly regioregular head-to-tail poly(3-alkylthiophenes) (HT-PATs), block copolymers made therefrom, and their methods of formation. The present invention provides HT-PATs with well-defined, specific end-groups, functionalization of the defined HT-PATs, and incorporation of end group functionalized HT-PATs into block copolymers with structural polymers. The intrinsically conductive diblock and triblock copolymers, formed from the HT-PATs, have excellent conductivity and low polydispersities that are useful in a number of applications. The block copolymers of the present invention have been found to exhibit conductivities that range from a low of 10?8 S/cm for certain applications to as high as several hundred S/cm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Richard D. McCullough, Jinsong Liu, Paul C. Ewbank, Elena E. Sheina
  • Patent number: 6879615
    Abstract: A “Folded Cavity Surface Emitting Laser” (FCSEL) sum frequency generating device capable of generating a second harmonic at room temperatures with high efficiency and output power, while having a small size, low energy consumption, and a low manufacturing cost. A FCSEL sum frequency generating semiconductor diode laser has a multilayered structure that comprises a mode discriminating polyhedral shaped prism waveguide, which is located at one end of two light emitting diodes, a partial photon reflecting mirror, which is located at the opposite end of the two light emitting diodes, and a phase-matching sum-frequency generating superlattice, which is located between the polyhedral shaped prism waveguide and the partial photon reflecting mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventor: Joseph Reid Henrichs
  • Patent number: 6877006
    Abstract: An object-oriented system provides a comprehensive and integrated tool to manage, operate, analyze and inspect structures by providing 3-D visualization of the structures, a database interface, connectivity with one or more databases, a data display and analysis capabilities. The structural model is stored as an object-oriented, serialized file as a series of objects, including primitives, coordinates, object names, group names and other object identifiers. The system integrates various types of data, including tabulated textual data, annotated engineering drawings, photographic records, graphical plots, audio and videotaped records, from different tables and databases. Data are displayed to the user based on queries that the user submits to the system, which queries are evaluated at run-time. As a result, the user achieves unparalleled flexibility in data analysis and evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Vasudevan Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 6865533
    Abstract: A preferred embodiment of the method for converting text to speech using a computing device having a memory is disclosed. The inventive method comprises examining a text to be spoken to an audience for a specific communications purpose, followed by marking-up the text according to a phonetic markup systems such as the Lessac System pronunciation rules notations. A set of rules to control a speech to text generator based on speech principles, such as Lessac principles. Such rules are of the tide normally implemented on prior art text-to-speech engines, and control the operation of the software and the characteristics of the speech generated by a computer using the software. A computer is used to speak the marked-up text expressively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Lessac Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin R. Addison, H. Donald Wilson, Gary Marple, Anthony H. Handal, Nancy Krebs
  • Patent number: 6862093
    Abstract: A forensic light source uses a pair of filter wheels to achieve a combination of the characteristics of filters on different wheels and may include a housing which supports the light, filter wheels and other parts with shock absorbing members such as rubber washers or the like to achieve a shock resistant housing. A light source and a plurality of light filters are contained within the housing. The light source is powered by an external power supply, thus making the light source light weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Horiba Jobin Yvon Inc.
    Inventors: Ge Peng, Zhong Leiming
  • Patent number: 6862182
    Abstract: A power controller generally includes a switching device and a heat sink in contact with the switching device for dissipating heat generated by the switching device. The heat sink may include a base and a plurality of fins extending from the base. The power controller may include a fan for forcing cooling air toward the heat sink and an air guide mounted to the heat sink for dividing the cooling air such that cooling air flows over the top of the heat sink and cooling air flows through the fins of the heat sink. The power controller may include multiple heat sinks and one or more temperature sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Chromalox, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred R. Roman, Michael Hardy, Wayne Estes, Daniel White, Jerry Black
  • Patent number: 6858155
    Abstract: Ferrite materials, methods of forming the same, and products formed therefrom are disclosed, comprising, as main components, an iron oxide ranging from 55.5 to 58.0 mole percent calculated as Fe2O3, an amount of manganese oxide ranging from 38.0 to 41.0 mole percent calculated as MnO, and an amount of zinc oxide ranging from 3.3 to 4.7 mole percent calculated as ZnO. The present invention also includes, as minor components, an amount of calcium oxide ranging from 0.030 to 0.100 weight percent calculated as CaO, an amount of silicon oxide ranging from 0.015 to 0.040 weight percent calculated as SiO2, and an amount of niobium oxide ranging from 0.010 to 0.030 weight percent calculated as Nb2O5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Spang & Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Fanton, Joseph F. Huth, III
  • Patent number: D502338
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Incase, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Zanghi, Robert Shelton
  • Patent number: D502630
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Tefal S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Lubowicki
  • Patent number: RE38729
    Abstract: An electric-powered tool includes a handle for receiving batteries herein and a barrel with a driving shaft rotatably connected to the distal end of the barrel portion. The driving shaft is controlled by a switch which is electrically connected between the batteries and the driving shaft. An illuminating device includes two bulbs attached beside the driving shaft and the bulbs are electrically connected to the switch so that when turning on the switch, the bulbs light to illuminate the object to be worked with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: ICC Innovative Concepts Corporation
    Inventor: Kuo-Chen Liu