Patents Represented by Law Firm Kirschstein, Kirschstein, Ottinger & Israel
  • Patent number: 4836690
    Abstract: A bag is converted into a box by overlapping flaps. The box is maintained in a closed position by closure members movable to a closed position in which the closure members overlap and maintain the flaps in overlapping state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Inventor: Peter S. C. Cheng
  • Patent number: 4835374
    Abstract: A portable laser diode scanning head, aimable at each symbol to be read, emits and receives non-readily-visible laser light, and is equipped with a trigger-actuated aiming light arrangement for visually locating and tracking each symbol. A compact laser diode optical train and an optical folded path assembly, as well as an interchangeable component design and an integral window construction for the head also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Swartz, Howard M. Shepard, Eric F. Barkan, Mark J. Krichever, Boris Metlitsky, Edward Barkan, Alexander M. Adelson
  • Patent number: 4832974
    Abstract: A nutmeg emulsion is made by dissolving powdered nutmeg kernels in a solvent, e.g. alcohol, to extract nutmeg flavor fats and oils therefrom. The extracted flavor fats and oils are diluted with water to form the emulsion. All steps in the process of making the emulsion are performed at room temperature to avoid loss of nutmeg aroma and spicy flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Cream of Nutmeg Corporation
    Inventor: Leonard M. Greene
  • Patent number: 4832903
    Abstract: A storage arrangement for nuclear fuel has a plurality of storage tubes connected by individual pipes to manifolds which are connected, in turn, to a venting system for maintaining the tubes at supra-atmospheric, atmospheric, or subatmospheric pressure, and means for producing a flow of a cooling fluid, such as air, over the exterior surfaces of the tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: The English Electric Company Limited
    Inventor: Christopher J. Ealing
  • Patent number: 4833327
    Abstract: A high-resolution radioisotopic imaging system employs spaced-apart non-contiguous thin and thick electronic collimation detectors arranged about a radioisotopic source field of radioisotopic atoms, each operative for detecting a plurality of gamma rays, or at least one position, or a combination of at least one position and at least one gamma ray. The detectors specify a plurality of emission probability fields which intersect in space to form a reduced emission probability field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Inventor: Hiram Hart
  • Patent number: 4829797
    Abstract: This automotive steering wheel lock is made up of a rod and a cartridge connected with the rod. The cartridge consists of an upper half cartridge and a lower half cartridge that capture hold of the steering wheel between them and are locked with a lock cylinder and a lock base set separately in the two half cartridges when said half cartridges are closed together. To open the lock, a key is inserted and turned in the keyhole of the lock cylinder. The bottom of the rod can be blocked by the driver's seat or something inside the car or by a thief's body making it difficult to handle the steering wheel, even if the steering wheel should be turned around with the lock locked in an attempt to steal the car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Inventor: Wen Y. Wu
  • Patent number: 4831023
    Abstract: Anhydrous vehicles for topical use, e.g. for use with topically active pharmaceutical agents, including antibiotics, anti-fungal agents, anti-inflammatory agents, antihistamines, antipruritics and local anesthetics, comprise principally from about 60 to about 90% by weight of at least one glycol solvent and from about 2 to about 20% by weight etherified saturated fatty alcohol having a total chain length of from 20 to 216 carbon atoms. The vehicles are substantially free of water, greasy substances and fatty alcohols having less than 16 carbon atoms. The vehicles have a cream-like consistency and can also incorporate suitable compatible plasticizers, coupling agents, penetrants and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Assignee: Thames Pharmacal Co., Inc.
    Inventors: David Garlen, Vivek Desai
  • Patent number: 4828362
    Abstract: An optical switching device comprises an optical waveguide formed from two light-transmitting materials having an interface between them, and in which the refractive index of one of the materials can be altered by an external influence; the other has a light path directed at the interface at an angle such that by varying the refractive index of the first material the light can either pass through the material or be reflected at the interface. By utilizing a plurality of such interfaces in sequence the light may be selectively switched along several different paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Assignee: The General Electric Company, p.lc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Skinner, John S. McCormack
  • Patent number: 4828378
    Abstract: A night vision viewing system, suitable for mounting on an observer's headgear (11), wherein light rays from a forward scene pass to the observer's eye (E) via a path comprising a forward looking objective lens (23), an inclined reflector (35) which directs the rays passing through the objective onto an outwardly sideways looking input face of an image intensifier (31), and a fibre optic stub (33) which directs rays from the output face of the intensifier onto a second reflector (27) which directs the rays downwardly into an eyepiece (21) which is in the observer's forward line of sight. The eyepiece incorporates an internal surface (37) having both light reflective and light transmissive properties which directs rays entering the eyepiece from the intensifier to the observer's eye. The fibre optic stub serves to effect rotation of the intensified image to present an intensified image of correct orientation to the observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Assignee: GEC-Marconi Limited
    Inventor: Stafford M. Ellis
  • Patent number: 4827726
    Abstract: An arrangement for and method of generating hydrogen wherein hydrogen and hydroride are generated by reacting hydrogen hydride with water. The hydrogen hydride is generated by subjecting hydroride to cryogenic temperature and subatmospheric pressure conditions. This cycle is repeated with the resulting liberation of hydrogen. The hydroride is produced initially and as needed by subjecting water to the action of light photons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Inventor: Ernest Gladstone
  • Patent number: 4828711
    Abstract: Separation of relatively magnetic and relatively non-magnetic particles suspended in a fluid medium is effected by feeding a stream of the medium across at least one end face of a magnet so as to cause the magnetic and non-magnetic particles to diverge and to be directed into separate collector channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Assignee: GEC Mechanical Handling Limited
    Inventor: Henry E. Cohen
  • Patent number: 4827252
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for using stored data to produce a representation of a surface from the perspective of a platform moving across the surface (e.g. of ground terrain from an aircraft overflying the terrain) wherein the representation comprises a perspective view of an array of elements modelling the surface and the orientation of the array with respect to the surface changes with the direction of movement of the platform across the surface so as to keep the array aligned with the direction of platform movement and so avoid confusing changes in the display with changes in platform movement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Assignee: Gec-Marconi Limited
    Inventors: Michael L. Busbridge, David J. Puleston
  • Patent number: 4825671
    Abstract: A combined lock for a steering wheel and a hand brake, wherein a steering wheel lock is used to lock the steering wheel immovable and an extensible bar lock is used to lock the hand brake immovable. Said steering wheel lock is combined with the extensible bar lock by means of a steering wheel lock tube and an extensible bar movably contained in said tube and in said extensible bar lock, said bar pivotally connected with a hand brake cylinder; therefore, after the steering wheel locked, adjusting the extensible bar, shielding said cylinder around the hand brake and locking the extensible bar lock can lock both the steering wheel and the hand brake immovable at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Inventor: Wen Y. Wu
  • Patent number: 4827177
    Abstract: A vacuum valve device comprises a substrate on which is formed an updoped silicon layer from which a silicon dioxide layer is grown. First, second and third electrode structures are formed on the silicon dioxide layer by depositing a metallic layer and etching away unwanted portions of the layer. The first electrode structure has a pointed end and/or a sharp edge and/or is formed of low work function material so that, when a suitable voltage is applied between the first and third electrode structures, electrons are emitted from the first electrode structure due to a field emission process. Electrons therefore flow from the first to the third electrode structure substantially parallel to the substrate. The second electrode structure acts as a control electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Assignee: The General Electric Company, p.l.c.
    Inventors: Rosemary A. Lee, Neil A. Cade
  • Patent number: 4825057
    Abstract: A portable laser diode scanning head, aimable at each symbol to be read, emits and receives non-readily-visible laser light, and is equipped with a trigger-actuated aiming light arrangement for visually locating and tracking each symbol. A compact laser diode optical train and an optical folded path assembly, as well as an interchangeable component design and an integral window construction for the head also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Swartz, Howard M. Shepard, Eric F. Barkan, Mark J. Krichever, Boris Metlitsky, Edward Barkan, Alexander M. Adelson
  • Patent number: 4825340
    Abstract: Electrical conductor arrangement consists of a lamina of ceramic, such as alumina, which has copper foils bonded to both faces. The foils are of different thicknesses, and they are bonded at a high temperature, so that on cooling the ceramic lamina adopts a curved profile. By mounting the lamina with the convex surface mounted towards a heat sink, it can be clamped at its edges to ensure a good thermal contact over the whole of its surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Assignee: Marconi Electronic Devices Limited
    Inventors: Colin B. Lewis, Harold L. Spindley
  • Patent number: 4822648
    Abstract: A decorative pull bow has multiple loops formed from a pair of bow members having bow sections which are slit to form multiple loop-forming elements. The bow members and a drawstring are shorter in length than heretofore without sacrificing the number of loops in the formed bow. The drawstring has a short pull stroke. The loops are automatically angularly arranged about a central longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Inventor: Peter S. C. Cheng
  • Patent number: 4821662
    Abstract: A method of controlling an embroidery machine (3) using a stitch processor (1) by interpreting a low level language program containing stitch commands and varying the stitch commands to vary certain parameters of the design. The parameters which may be varied in any combination thereof include any of the following stitch density, stitch length, size of the design independent of the stitch density, stitch spacing as a function of stitch length, orientation of the design, mirror image of the design and removing irregularities in the design. The parameters to be varied are entered by a keyboard/display (2). The program may be read from a paper tape reader (4), directly from a computer system (5) used to generate the original stitch commands or any other input device. The modified stitch commands may be fed directly to an embroidery machine or stored in any of the usual methods for communicating to an embroidery machine at a later date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignee: Wilcom Proprietary Limited
    Inventors: Robert G. Pongrass, William B. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4819671
    Abstract: An accessory for the hair comprising a fringe and securing means, attached to one edge of the fringe, suitably comprising a head band formed for example in an open curve of firm material having resilience so as to grip the sides of a user's head and having projections to engage the head. The fringe in use overlies the user's forehead and may comprise real or synthetic hair, strips, or strings of beads depending from the securing means. The fringe may have a plurality of layers of different colors suitably attached to respective subsidiary band, for attachment to the head band. The accessory may be provided as a kit of parts.There is also a display device for fashion accessories having a surface with representations of human faces with means for retaining accessories in suitable positions thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Inventor: Lindsey J. Walker
  • Patent number: 4818054
    Abstract: A distribution frame for an optical fibre transmission system comprises a cabinet incorporating at each side at least one side panel supporting a surplus length of cable, a pair of inner panels spaced from the side panels and organizer trays, arranged to accommodate surplus lengths of fibres from the cables, supported between the inner panels, the latter panels also supporting couplers for enabling the cable fibers to be connected to further fibres, the ends of which are accommodated in the spaces between the inner and side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: Telephone Cables Limited
    Inventors: Edward K. George, Roger E. Jung, Brian P. Mills