Patents Represented by Law Firm Lalos, Keegan & Kaye
  • Patent number: 4622953
    Abstract: A process for the treatment of atherosclerotic lesions by the application of external electromagnetic energy capable of achieving biophysical alterations in the intracellular structure of the lesions, including stimulation of intracellular production of interferon. The process accomplishes these biophysical alterations by tuning an external electromagnetic energy to the resonant energy absorption frequencies of the intracellular structure of the lesions and then exposing the subject to this tuned electromagnetic energy field. Alternatively, the field can be tuned to the frequency which has been calculated to be closest to the resonant frequency of the lesions and furtherest from the resonant frequency of the normal vascular cells. The process may be further enhanced by the intracellular absorption of selected materials designed to alter the magnetic susceptibility and therefore the resonant energy absorption frequency of the intracellular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Inventor: Robert T. Gordon
  • Patent number: 4615334
    Abstract: A surgical pad adapted for use with a speculum blade insertable into the vaginal cavity of a patient, in performing a dilation a curettage procedure, generally comprising a pad disposable on the speculum blade for collecting curetted tissue, the pad having straps or an adhesive section on the underside thereof for securing the pad on the speculum blade to facilitate insertion of the pad on the speculum blade into the vaginal cavity and to prevent displacement of the pad relative to the speculum blade when performing curettage of the uterine canal. The periphery of the upper side of the pad is provided with an adhesive surface area covered by a removable strip which may be removed after curetted tissue has been collected on the pad to permit the pad to be folded onto itself and adhesively secured together to enclose the curetted tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Inventor: John C. Jaeger
  • Patent number: 4615065
    Abstract: A mop having improved liquid retention properties without requiring breaking in or rinsing the mop, including coating natural fibers such as cotton with a surfactant in the amount of up to 4.0% by weight of the surfactant per weight of the fiber while retaining substantially all the natural oils of the fiber and the mop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Inventor: Peter G. Demetriades
  • Patent number: 4611774
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting a propeller, which is driven by an aircraft engine, on a longitudinal member of a lightweight aircraft. The assembly includes a sleeve positioned about the longitudinal member, and a pair of opposed adjustable cups securing the sleeve at its ends longitudinally relative to the longitudinal member. A rotating mechanism mounted to the propeller, rotatable about the sleeve, and driven by the aircraft engine rotates the propeller concentrically about a longitudinal axis of the longitudinal member. Suitable bearings are disposed between the rotating mechanism and the sleeve and the rotating mechanism rotates on these bearings. Vibration dampening rings are placed between the cups and the sleeve and dampen the vibration transmitted between the rotating mechanism and the longitudinal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Inventor: Rolf Brand
  • Patent number: 4611207
    Abstract: A toroidal shaped metallic housing, mounted on and electrically connected with a high voltage transmission line, is adapted with a metal plate and an intervening dielectric sheet adhered to its exterior surface. The housing, tied to the transmission line voltage, and the metal plate constitute the electrodes of a first capacitor of a capacitive voltage divider, while the capacitive coupling of the metallic plate with the surrounding environment provides a second voltage divider capacitor. The voltage appearing on the plate is processed by circuitry within the housing to derive a signal indicative of the transmission line voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1986
    Assignee: Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation
    Inventors: John G. Anderson, Howard R. Stillwell
  • Patent number: 4609019
    Abstract: A log debarker of the hollow-head type having a rotor journaled in a stator for rotation about a longitudinal axis of the rotor. A plurality of debarking tools are attached to the rotor for debarking a log being moved axially through the rotating rotor. Three independently and hydraulically-powered infeed spiked rollers are positioned on the infeed end of the stator for feeding logs into the rotor and three independently and hydraulically-powered outfeed spiked rollers are positioned on the outfeed end. The rollers are powered at differing rotational speeds to accommodate logs of uneven surfaces. An air-operated tensioning system including a quick release valve adjusts the position of the infeed and the outfeed rollers urging them towards the longitudinal axis and automatically jogs the rollers open when they are unable to mount a log. A lubricating system having lubricant filtering and flow control capabilities lubricate and flushes the bearings for the rotating rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1986
    Inventor: James H. Hutson
  • Patent number: 4609020
    Abstract: A log debarker having a frame, a stator supported by the frame, a rotor journaled in the stator for rotation about a longitudinal axis of the rotor, a rotating mechanism for rotating the rotor about the longitudinal axis, and a plurality of debarking tools attached to the rotor. An infeed mechanism positioned on the infeed end of the stator feeds logs axially into the rotor. The infeed mechanism includes a first feed roll, a second feed roll, and a third feed roll, all of which are disposed in a triangular relationship around the longitudinal axis. A first rigid link connects the first and second feed rolls, and a second rigid link connects the second and third feed rolls. An air-operated tensioning mechanism is provided having an air cylinder connected at one end to the second feed roll for adjusting the position of the infeed means relative to the longitudinal axis. The air cylinder when energized causes the first, second, and third feed rolls to move together relative to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1986
    Inventor: James H. Hutson
  • Patent number: 4608209
    Abstract: In order to enable a carbureter body formed of a soft material such as a synthetic resin to be coupled easily between an air cleaner and a manifold pipe in its state of not developing a distortion, the carbureter for an internal combustion engine comprises: reinforcing members each having a high rigidity and a length greater than the full length of the carbureter body but smaller than the length obtained by adding this length of the carbureter body to the thicknesses of two elastic sealing members used in coupling the carbureter body to the air cleaner and to the manifold pipe; a plurality of arms for nipping the reinforcing members in their posture of being placed along a suction bore of the carbureter body. Shaft-receiving bores for supporting a throttle valve shaft and a choke valve shaft are disposed at locations at which these valve shafts are not affected by the strains which are apt to develop when the carbureter body is coupled to the air cleaner and to the manifold pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1986
    Assignee: Mikuni Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeyoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 4607562
    Abstract: A vehicle generally consisting of a body of monocoque construction, front and rear axle assemblies provided with brakes, wheels and tires, suspension systems mounted on the axle assemblies for supporting the body on the axle assemblies, a steering system, an engine mounted in the body between the axle assemblies and adjacent both a side of the body and the rear axle assembly, a transmission mounted on the body rearwardly of the engine, a chain assembly for transmitting drive from the transmission downwardly and laterally, means for transmitting drive from a lower end of the chain assembly forwardly to the rear axle assembly, a cooling system for the engine mounted in the body and control means mounted on the body for operating the engine and transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1986
    Inventor: James C. LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 4606782
    Abstract: A method of forming a reversible floor cleaning pad including providing a first porous non-woven air-layered web having an upper, floor cleaning surface adapted to clean hard surface floors when placed on the floor and rotated about a vertical axis passing through the center of the first web at speeds of at least 1000 revolutions per minute, and having an opposite lower surface, providing a second porous non-woven air-layered web having a lower, floor cleaning surface adapted to clean hard surface floors when placed on the floor and rotated about the vertical axis at speeds of at least 1000 revolutions per minute, and having an opposite upper surface, and providing a flexible wet-laid non woven strata layer having generally uniform directional strength and an upper layer surface and an opposite lower layer surface. The first web lower surface is bonded directly to the upper layer surface, and the second web upper surface is bonded directly to the lower layer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1986
    Inventor: Peter G. Demetriades
  • Patent number: 4606152
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for grinding a metal need of an air jet loom for reducing the air resistance in a weft guide path of profiled reed blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1986
    Assignee: Kiji Reed Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Michihara, Akiyoshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 4603718
    Abstract: A log debarker having a frame, a stator supported by the frame, a rotor journaled in the stator for rotation about a longitudinal axis of the rotor, a rotating mechanism for rotating the rotor about the longitudinal axis, a plurality of debarking tools attached to the rotor, and a feeding system for feeding logs axially through the rotor. The feeding system includes a plurality of log gripping rollers positioned for rolling contact with the log, and individual hydraulic motors are operatively connected to the log gripping roller for rotating the log gripping roller. Each of the hydraulic motors is adapted to rotate its log gripping roller at different and variable rotation speeds to accommodate logs of uneven surfaces. A hydraulic fluid supply system supplies each of the hydraulic motors with fluid so that the different and variable hydraulic fluid requirements of each of the hydraulic motors necessitated by uneven log surfaces are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1986
    Inventor: James H. Hutson
  • Patent number: 4600032
    Abstract: A rotary valve having a housing enclosing a drive shaft and a rotor assembly. The housing has an inlet, an outlet, an access end, and a detachable closure plate for closing the access end. The drive shaft, which is journalled in the housing, has a shaft end disposed generally between the inlet and the outlet and the rotor assembly is removably mounted on this shaft end. The rotor assembly has a surface including at least one recess, which is communicable with the inlet and with the outlet by rotating the drive shaft, for conveying material from the inlet to the outlet. The housing has an inwardly-disposed cylindrical surface generally concentric about the drive shaft. A teflon seal is positioned between the drive shaft and the cylindrical surface and has a seal outer surface engaging the cylindrical surface. The seal is formed of a plurality of adjacent rings configured so that they expand radially when axial pressure is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Assignee: The Young Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert D. Heyl
  • Patent number: 4599086
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization device positionable between separated but neighboring vertebral bodies to stabilize a spinal column which has been rendered unstable by disease. The device includes a vertebral body prosthesis containing at least one pair of oppositely disposed anchoring pins which are advanced out of the prosthesis into the abutting vertebral bodies to secure the prosthesis to and between them. On its anterior side the prosthesis has an opening communicating with the pins inside the prosthesis. A wrench is inserted into the opening until it engages the pair of pins, and then the wrench is rotated to advance the pins into the abutting vertebral bodies. Detent pins bias the anchoring pins against the wrench and lock the anchoring pins in place when in their fully extended anchoring positions. Spacer members can be attached to the ends of the prosthesis thereby elongating it to accommodate separations between neighboring vertebral bodies of varying dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1986
    Inventor: James R. Doty
  • Patent number: 4596566
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance including a faceplate having an inner surface, an opposite outer surface, and an opening engaging said inner surface. The faceplate is adapted to be placed so that its inner surface is generally against the body of the ostomate and the opening registers with the stoma of the user. The faceplate has outflow channels communicating with the opening and engaging the outer surface for allowing the outflow of stoma waste products from the stoma through the faceplate. A groove sealing arrangement attaches the receptacle to the faceplate and the stoma waste products flow through the outflow channels into the receptacle. A stoma protector shield having an inner shield surface adapted to face the user and an outer shield surface is positionable so that the inner shield surface is over the opening and spaced a small distance from the inner surface away from the user whereby a chamber is defined adjacent the stoma. The outflow channels communicate with the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1986
    Inventor: Dennis M. Kay
  • Patent number: 4596145
    Abstract: An acoustic imaging system capable of producing C-mode images or orthoscopic projection images of a three-dimensional volume at significantly increased speeds of operation is described. For each acoustic pulse transmitted by a piezoelectric transducer array an electronic parallel processing system produces several unique image points whose locations in the image correspond to the Cartesian coordinates of the positions of receiving transducers. While range information is not directly displayed, range discrimination can be realized by means of an optional range dependent gain control or an optional color display in which range discrimination occurs through visual discrimination of differing hues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1986
    Inventors: Stephen W. Smith, Olaf T. von Ramm
  • Patent number: 4594807
    Abstract: A crawling pest eliminator system mounted on a backpack mounting frame. A crawling pest flushing system is supported on the frame for spraying a flushing agent into cracks, crevices and wall voids and thereby initially flushing crawling pests, such as cockroaches, ants and spiders, out of their hiding places. A vacuuming system is also supported on the frame. The vacuuming system includes a vacuum motor, a removable recovery bag and a nozzle adapted to ride on the surfaces for efficiently vacuuming into the recovery bag the eggs of the crawling pests and the crawling pests themselves including those flushed out by the crawling pest flushing system. A flashlight is integrally built into the adapter into which the nozzle is inserted for illuminating the surfaces. A residual depositing system is also supported by the frame for depositing a pesticide residual on these surfaces which have been vacuumed of crawling pests and their eggs by the vacuuming system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Inventor: Robert McQueen
  • Patent number: 4593558
    Abstract: A method of optimizing the aerodynamic characteristics of a vehicle body comprising positioning a vehicle body provided with desired configurations and dispositions of interior compartments and components in a wind tunnel facility, depositing fluid entrainable particles on the vehicle body and operating the wind tunnel facility to direct a fluid stream onto the vehicle body laden with such entrainable particles whereby the particles are caused to be entrained by the fluid stream along laminar layers of fluid flow and remain deposited in various stagnant, barrier and wake zones, resulting in a reconfigured vehicle body having optimized aerodynamic characteristics. The particles can be deposited on the vehicle body and the fluid stream may then be directed onto the vehicle body or the particles may be injected into the fluid stream upstream of the vehicle body to be entrained and carried by the fluid stream and deposited on the vehicle body in the stagnation, barrier and wake zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1986
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventor: Heiko Barske
  • Patent number: 4592750
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance including a faceplate having an inner surface, an opposite outer surface, and an opening engaging said inner surface. The faceplate is adapted to be placed so that its inner surface is generally against the body of the ostomate and the opening registers with the stoma of the user. The faceplate has outflow channels communicating with the opening and engaging the outer surface for allowing the outflow of stoma waste products from the stoma through the faceplate. A groove sealing arrangement attaches the receptacle to the faceplate and the stoma waste products flow through the outflow channels into the receptacle. A stoma protector shield having an inner shield surface adapted to face the user and an outer shield surface is positionable so that the inner shield surface is over the opening and spaced a small distance from the inner surface away from the user whereby a chamber is defined adjacent the stoma. The outflow channels communicate with the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Inventor: Dennis M. Kay
  • Patent number: 4592600
    Abstract: A magnetic tape cassette box with an indicator device which shows whether or not the box contains a cassette. The indication is provided visibly and/or palpably in that region of the box which is always accessible for the insertion or removal of a cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Inventors: Klaus Bohnet, Peter Ackeret