Patents Represented by Attorney Leonard Bloom
  • Patent number: 7404480
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a belt for overhead conveyor systems, of the type provided with regularly spaced openings (F), characterised by the fact that it has a close series of brackets (1) fixed to the upper longitudinal edge of the belt, each bracket being composed by an opposite pair of identical curved jaws (2, 3) and designed to support an opposite pair of wheels (10) with horizontal axis in central position and a single wheel with vertical axis at each end; it being provided that the wheels (8) allow the belt to remain coupled and slide inside a boxed rail that is the bearing structure of the overhead conveyor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Immobiliare Metalprogetti S.R.L.
    Inventor: Enrico Maria Santicchi
  • Patent number: 7320324
    Abstract: A bronchoscopy oxygenation system having a channel for inserting alternately an instrument or fluids and for delivering oxygen to a patient. The system being provided with pressure relief vent and a pressure relief valve for the relief of excessive oxygen pressure. The bronchoscopy oxygenation system may be used during bronchoscopy and with patient suctioning, bronchoalveolar lavage or biopsy. The bronchoscopy oxygenation system is intended to be used with a conventional bronchoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Willeford
  • Patent number: 6482359
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the sterilization of sewer systems and other closed rooms consisting in the introduction and retention of a mixture of nitrogen and carbon dioxide—in gaseous, liquid or solid state—in a sealed environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Inventor: Angelo Del Prete
  • Patent number: 6474035
    Abstract: A containment apparatus for removal of a window/window frame from within the wall of a building. The containment apparatus has a rigid member with a peripheral gasket. An adjustable supporting member, which is connected to the rigid member, extends angularly to the ceiling above the rigid member. The bottom end of the rigid member is braced to secure the rigid member in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Fara Containment Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Mark C. Fara
  • Patent number: 6475086
    Abstract: The necessity for spontaneously transmitting each individual wager from a remote terminal or terminals to a host computer in a computerized lottery system is completely eliminated. As a result, the total amount of data transmitted between the remote terminals and the host computer is substantially reduced. This reduces the consequent cost of transmission and enhances the number of economically viable transmission alternatives. A total number of sequential plays is conveyed from the remote terminal or terminals to the host computer. Pseudo-random wager numbers and serial numbers associated with each of the plays is reconstructed at the host computer from the total number of sequential plays. The reduced data exchange facilitates novel methods of data transfer, such as satellite packet transmission and cellular service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Inventor: Robert W. Zach
  • Patent number: 6467307
    Abstract: A color-coded ornamental article worn by a person having a plurality of interconnected pieces. Each piece has a colored face representing a digit according to a given code. The pieces are arranged in a sequence to form a number or date. Each piece has openings in the sides and a connector cap is received in the opening so that adjoining pieces may be interconnected. The connector cap may be a locking or a manually removable type. An end cap closes the openings which are not immediately adjacent to another piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Inventor: James G. Watson
  • Patent number: 6469717
    Abstract: A computer apparatus and method for displaying radiological data such as X-rays, CT scans and other similar anatomical sequences in combination with other modalities such as plane views provides functionality which very closely resembles a standard radiological light board. Basic manipulations which occur at the light board by a radiologist or other medical personnel are closely emulated in function to allow medical personnel to stay focused directly on the anatomical images and thereby avoid the distraction and frustration of visually departing from the image in order to accomplish these basic functions. A display monitor screen includes image containers, and a button to activate an image shift feature. When the image shift feature is activated, a technologist uses the mouse cursor to select an image. Then, with a convenient drag-and-drop operation, the technologist is able to switch the image with another image in the displayed study.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Dejarnette Research Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Glenn Wineke, Valmore Wilhelm Albrecht
  • Patent number: 6465749
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for weighing particulates in a gas stream has a generally cylindrical tube manufactured from a magnetostrictive material. One end of the tube is anchored to a mounting block, while the other end includes a filter. The gas stream passes through a filter, where particulates are collected. Several alternative filters provide various alternative benefits for varying applications to different sensing applications. Between the two ends of the magnetostrictive tube are electromagnetic drive and pick-up coils which are magnetically coupled to the tube. The drive coils are driven by an electrical current from an electronic control circuit to generate alternating magnetic fields. These alternating fields in turn stimulate ultrasonic oscillations in the magnetostrictive tube, causing the tube to extend and retract along the length. Oscillation is in the longitudinal direction only, resulting in only one mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Los Robles Advertising, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerome Leigh Kurz
  • Patent number: 6465514
    Abstract: Compositions, medicaments, and methods for the promotion of hair growth are disclosed. These compositions and medicaments are comprised of either local anesthetics of the secondary or tertiary amino type and/or niacin. The preferred secondary and tertiary amino compounds include those which are esters of para-aminobenzoic acid, esters of benzoic acid, esters of meta-amino benzoic acid, amides, ethers, and ketones. The preferred compositions and medicaments include either procaine hydrochloride or niacin or procaine hydrochloride and niacin in a non-sulfur-containing carrier. The disclosed compositions and medicaments may be topically applied to a scalp in need thereof by an eyedropper or other suitable means. An improved embodiment of this application adds minoxidil. Another improved embodiment administers Propecia™ orally while the anesthetic (e.g., procaine hydrochloride) and niacin are administered topically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Hallam, Howard N. Robinson
  • Patent number: 6466727
    Abstract: A unitary member is molded (preferably from a conductive silicone material) to form a holder or clip for retaining fiber optic wires. Two embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: Melvyn J. Leeb
  • Patent number: 6464216
    Abstract: A vise having a pair of vise jaws for clamping a workpiece. A rotatable protractor is provided in one of the vise jaws. A platform is carried by the protractor which extends beyond the vise jaw to support a workpiece. Worm drive gearing between the protractor and a manually-manipulable worm provides for rotating the protractor and the platform to a desired rotational position. A removable member may be connected to the platform. An adapter may be received on the platform to support the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Diversified Machining, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian K. Weaver, Joseph V. Marshall, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6464728
    Abstract: A prosthesis for femur replacement surgery has a stem which is received in the femur. The stem has a blind bore formed at an angle in the upper portion. A modular neck assembly is received in the blind bore. The neck assembly is formed at a desired angle with respect to the vertical axis of the stem. The neck assembly is keyed to the bore to obtain a desired degree of anteversion and offset by a desired rotation of the neck assembly within the bore. A unitary sleeve may be inserted in a canal in the femur to receive the stem and provide circumferential movement of the prosthesis within the femur canal. A porous coating is formed on the outer surface of the stem and the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: Ian P. Murray
  • Patent number: 6450440
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reel for winding yarn. The reel is formed from a plurality of identical modular elements. Each modular element is a single rod having a plurality of bends. The modular elements are disposed in a series of adjacent elements which are welded to one another at two points between each adjacent element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Compagnucci - S.p.A.
    Inventor: Rossano Compagnucci
  • Patent number: 6451253
    Abstract: High concentration chlorine dioxide gel compositions are prepared for disinfectant, deodorizing and for like uses. The preferred gel compositions are prepared from xanthan, guar or like gums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Vulcan Chemical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony R. Pitochelli, Jennifer R. Miller
  • Patent number: 6446861
    Abstract: An envelope having a base panel, folded side panels and folded end panels forms a pouch. A selected item is received in the pouch. The folded end panels have uncoverable adhesive strips and entry indicators such that the end panels may be attached to the envelope and severed from the envelope in a predetermined sequence. Security tape is disposed over the severed entry indicator and the severed end panel to secure access to the selected item and to permanently affix the entry indicator to the envelope. A method of using the envelope is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: Robert F. Smith
  • Patent number: 6444601
    Abstract: A method for producing an Attapulgite clay (Fuller's Earth) that significantly removes other types of clays and minerals, resulting in improved performance. A unique dispersant is used that will fully disperse the individual Attapulgite particles in water such that the particles remain in suspension, and allow the non-Attapulgite clay particles to be liberated, which then can be easily separated through various techniques. The Attapulgite clay may be recovered from the dispersion and dried in such a manner to produce a finely sized powder from ore, without the need for any grinding or milling operation. The dried Attapulgite clay has a free moisture content of 2-3%. The dried Attapulgite clay with adsorbed dispersant is redispersed in water and retains thixotropic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: ITC, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Purcell, Jr., Dennis Clay Parker
  • Patent number: 6442972
    Abstract: An article of jewelry or clothing which includes, or has attached thereto, a plurality of colored components which have specific colors. Each specific color represents a numerical value. The colored components are arranged in a selected sequence to depict a desired number. A kit is disclosed to provide the colored components and to be used to attach the colored components to an item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Inventor: James G. Watson
  • Patent number: 6440314
    Abstract: Ascorbic acid or one of its isomers, such as erythorbic acid is added in sufficient quantities to a chlorite-containing solution to rid the solution of chlorite. Sufficient ascorbic acid is added to the chlorite-containing solution to convert the chlorite to chloride. Industrial processes employing this process are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Vulcan Chemical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory D. Simpson
  • Patent number: D462007
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Spiral SPRL
    Inventor: Francis Spinoy
  • Patent number: D465100
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: B.Z.B.-S.P.A.
    Inventor: Riccardo Savini