Patents Represented by Attorney Laurie J. Mintz
  • Patent number: 5670251
    Abstract: A patternable bonding material for joining the surfaces of two or more substrates permits localization of conductive or insulating hard-cored particles within an adhesive matrix to form patterned structures on or between the surfaces. Electrical, thermal, or mechanical energy may be transferred through, or isolated by the material. The material may be used in an uncured state to allow easy separation of the joined surfaces, or a more permanent bond may be formed. The adhesive may be cured by thermocuring, evaporation or ablation of organic components, pressure, or by the application of ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Particle Interconnect Corporation
    Inventor: Louis Difrancesco
  • Patent number: 5649997
    Abstract: Apparatus for use with a gaming table or other surfaces for removing and filtering indoor airborne fumes and particles at their point of origin. A laminar exhaust air flow is created across the table surface. The laminar exhaust is drawn by vacuum through air intakes positioned at the table surface and ported through exhaust ducts for filtering and discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Inventors: Thomas Cavallero, Nickolas C. Gibson, Richard Bilyak
  • Patent number: 5638466
    Abstract: A small hand-held scanner that scans text in a line at a time operates in conjunction with a system that deskews images of symbols having a non-linear baseline to thereby flatten waviness of the baseline associated with such scanning. A program determines a boundary for each of the symbols, including maximum and minimum height and width positions of the symbols. Any of average height, average width, maximum height, maximum width, and average change in height of a bottom of each symbol relative to that of a neighboring symbol is also determined. A threshold is used to delineate between a change of the baseline that is due to random hand movement versus a change in the baseline that is due to a descender, where the descender generates a greater change, and all of the symbols that are to be on the baseline are shifted to a single flat baseline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Assignee: Horizon Marketing Corporation aka WordWand
    Inventor: Chris Rokusek
  • Patent number: 5586198
    Abstract: In a computer based approach to looking up characters in an ideographic alphabet, a user specifies characters by dragging individual character radicals from a radical palette to a canvas. A database is searched for characters that match character radicals dragged to the canvas and a selection window is produced that contain a resulting list of matching characters. The search may be limited by specified qualifying parameters, such as the total number of strokes in the character. When a desired character is chosen from a selection window, a unique character code is generated that may be output for various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Inventor: David Lakritz
  • Patent number: 5565280
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for electrically interconnecting various electronic elements, including circuit components, assemblies, and subassemblies. A particle enhanced material metal contact layer, having a surface, formed on the electronic elements, includes particles of greater hardness disposed on and/or within the metal contact layer, which particles form protuberances that concentrate stress when said contact surface is brought into contact with an opposing surface under pressure, to whereby penetrate the opposing surface and form a metal matrix between the two surfaces. The invention includes preferred and alternative embodiments incorporating particle enhanced material, which are useful in batteries fuel cells and capacitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignee: Particle Interconnect, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Difrancesco