Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Levisohn, Lerner, Berger & Langsam
  • Patent number: 6631850
    Abstract: A track for a toy vehicle is provided. The inventive track includes at least one end segment, either male or female, and at least one middle segment. The middle segment is pivotably attachable to at least one of the male and female segments. A middle segment can have teeth on both ends, tooth-receiving cavities on both ends, or a set of teeth on one end and a cavity on the other. The teeth of one segment are selectively engageable with the edges of a cavity of an adjacent segment. When teeth engage a cavity, one segment is fixedly angled with respect to the other segment. By repeating this pivotably angled structure between a number of segments, the curvature of the track can be altered to the taste and specifications of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Battat Incorporated
    Inventor: Choi Man Wa
  • Patent number: 6621073
    Abstract: A Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer (TOF-MS) is configured to improve resolution and sensitivity performance. The TOF-MS includes an arrangement of electrodes comprising an ion accelerator with two stages of homogeneous electric fields, an ion reflector with a single stage of a homogeneous electric field, accelerator and reflector being separated by a first drift space, and an ion detector which is separated from the reflector by a second drift space. Contrary to known TOF-MS of similar configuration, the set of electric potentials which must be applied to said electrodes is predetermined for a given geometry in such a way that a spatial distribution of ions initially at rest in the first gap of the said accelerator is compressed at the location of the detector in the longitudinal direction to a focus of first and second order in the initial axial coordinate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Analytica of Branford, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Dresch
  • Patent number: 6609611
    Abstract: A device for conveying insulating glass panes, which are slightly inclined from the perpendicular, is provided with a horizontal conveyor (2) on which the insulating glass panes stand, and with a supporting device (150), which extends above and parallel to the horizontal conveyor (2). The supporting device (15) defines by one or more supporting elements a pane movement plan (16) against which rest the insulating glass panes of the horizontal conveyor (2). The horizontal conveyor (2) has two parallel and synchronously drivable conveying elements (7,8), supporting surfaces (10,11), which are aligned substantially vertical to the pane movement plane (16). The distance of one of the conveying elements (7,8) from the other conveying elements (8,7) is variable. The conveying elements (7,8) are movable independently of one another transverse to the pane movement plane (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Lenhardt Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Karl Lenhardt
  • Patent number: 6600155
    Abstract: A Time-Of-Flight mass spectrometer (1) is configured with a pulsing region (10) and electronic controls to cause the directing of ions to a surface (12) in the Time-Of-Flight pulsing region (10). The population of ions resulting from the collecting of said ions on or near said surface (12) is subsequently accelerated into the Time-Of-Flight tube (17) for mass to charge analysis. Ions produced away from said surface (12) can be directed to the surface (12) with high or low surface collisional energies. Higher energy ion collisions with the surface (12) can result in Surface Induced Dissociation fragmentation and the resulting ion fragment population can be mass analyzed. Mass analysis can be performed prior to directing the ions to the surface allowing MS/MS Time-Of-Flight mass analysis with SID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Analytica of Branford, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Andrien, Jr., Michael A. Sansone, Allan G. Burt, Craig M. Whitehouse
  • Patent number: 6586492
    Abstract: An ink-jet ink is provided including an ink jet vehicle and a colorant. The vehicle includes at least 35% by weight radiation curable material, based on the total vehicle weight. The vehicle may but does not necessarily include a thickener. The vehicle is a paste or a solid at 20° C. and has a viscosity of less than 25 centipoise between 40° C. and 130° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Coates Brothers PLC
    Inventors: Nigel Antony Caiger, Hartley David Selman
  • Patent number: 6575464
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for playing a casino card game for one or more wagering players betting with or against the “house” or casino comprising three card stud poker in which the player(s) seek a high hand, ideally either, at least, a pair of 3s or better, and in increasing desirability, a flush, a straight, 3 of a kind, a straight flush or royal flush from one or more shuffled standard playing card deck(s) (52 playing cards per deck). The wagering aspect of the game involves each player placing two mandatory bets, one wager on the possibility of the three card deal to the player showing a pair of “Threes or Better” and one wager on whether the “Player” or the “House” will be dealt the ranked, superior 3 card stud poker hand. In addition, optional wagers may be placed by each player, all before any cards are dealt, on the possibility of a tie game, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventors: Dominick Fertitta, Salvatore Fertitta, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6573494
    Abstract: A single or multiple layer curved Electrospray sample introduction means has been configured in an Atmospheric Pressure Ion (API) source interfaced to a mass analyzer. Sample solutions introduced through curved or bent sample introduction Electrospray (ES) probes configured in an API source are sprayed from the ES probe tip at an angle which differs from centerline of the ES probe body. Single or multiple curved ES probes can be configured in an Atmospheric Pressure Ion source interfaced to mass analyzers. Curved ES probes can also be configured in an API source which includes Atmospheric Pressure Chemical ionization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Analytica of Branford, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Andrien, Jr., Michael A. Sansone, Allan G. Burt, Craig M. Whitehouse
  • Patent number: 6560366
    Abstract: A method for analysing differences in the content of successive frames of a digital video sequence to create a profile that predicts the likely perceptual significance of and allows separation and classification of different type of signal component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Inventor: Paul Gordon Wilkins
  • Patent number: 6553751
    Abstract: A chain link for intertwining with other chain links to form a jewelry chain is machine formed by contouring the outer periphery of the link without any reduction in material volume while the link thickness is being compressed and reduced. The outer periphery is preferably machine contoured into an octagonal shape and the link is substantially flattened on all sides such that a cross-section taken through the contoured link is preferably substantially rectangular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventor: Eitan Weinberg
  • Patent number: 6539988
    Abstract: A dispensing adapter for connecting pressurized containers to other valved systems such as automobile air conditioners is provided. The housing has a dispensing end, a receiving end, and an interior volume communicating between the dispensing end and the receiving end. The receiving end sealingly engages a first valve of a pressurized container, and the dispensing end sealingly engages a second valve such as a service port of an automobile air conditioner. A reciprocatable core depressor is disposed inside the housing. When dispensing end is attached to the service port, the core depressor is moved toward the receiving end of the housing, and the proximal end of the core depressor engages a stem of the first valve and opens the first valve. The housing may be angled or straight, and the core depressor may have a piercing pin to open puncture valve containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Interdynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Cowan, Jochen Schapers, Saul Trachtenberg, Nikolay V. Nikolayev
  • Patent number: 6540192
    Abstract: An integrated easel, horizontal artwork support surface and art supply carrying case comprises a lower housing forming an art supply holding container and an upper housing providing a downwardly extending cavity. The upper housing in hingedly connected to the lower housing about their respective front walls. A horizontal, second artwork supporting surface hingedly connects to the lower housing about their respective rear walls. The upper housing has a flat surface for artwork and an easel-like stand hingedly attached to the rear of the flat surface which cooperates with the horizontal, second artwork supporting surface for holding the flat surface at an angle with respect to the lower housing. The device is compact, versatile, easy to carry and allows a child to use various art media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Maison Joseph Battat Ltee
    Inventor: Sarah Eve Ouellet
  • Patent number: 6541768
    Abstract: Multiple sample introduction means have been configured in Atmospheric Pressure Ion sources which are interfaced to mass analyzers. Different samples can be introduced through multiple Electrospray (ES) or Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization (APCI) probes individually or simultaneously and ionized. The gas phase ion mixture resulting from individual solutions sprayed from multiple ES or APCI probe inputs is mass analyzed. In this manner a calibration solution can be introduced through one ES or APCI probe while one or more sample solutions are spray from additional probes. Simultaneous spraying of calibration and sample solutions, results in an acquired mass spectrum containing peaks of ions with known molecular weights as well as sample related peaks. The calibration peaks can be used as an internal calibration standard during data analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Analytica of Branford, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Andrien, Jr., Craig M. Whitehouse, Shida Shen, Michael A. Sansone
  • Patent number: 6533756
    Abstract: A single-use syringe having a barrel and a plunger is provided. The plunger at least one vane, and the vane is provided with serrations or ratchet teeth. The serrations each have a vertical rear wall and a sloped top edge. A barbed clip is provided that fits on the serrated vane. The barbs on the clip engage the inner wall of the barrel. When the plunger is initially withdrawn, the barbs of the clip engage the inner wall of the barrel and the clip remains in position with respect to the barrel. Because the tops of the serrations are sloped, the ridged/serrated vane of the plunger passes easily under the clip. When the plunger is re-inserted into the barrel, the clip engages one of the vertical rear walls of the serrations and moves along with the plunger deeper into the barrel. If one attempts to re-retract the plunger, the distal wall of the plunger strikes the clip, and the clip is immobilized because the barbs engage the inner wall of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Univec, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Schoenfeld, Randy Cohen
  • Patent number: 6535123
    Abstract: A system for routing messages electronically is provided. A sensor is in communication with a central computer server. The server is adapted to receive and preferably store information detected by the sensors from a variety of different data transports. When a sensor detects an exception condition , the server forwards at least one outgoing exception message to at least one predetermined user-defined communication device based on and in accordance with a user-defined message profile. The message profile is remotely configurable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Heat - Timer Corporation
    Inventors: David Sandelman, Daniel Shprecher
  • Patent number: D472080
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Toyo-Kougei Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Kita
  • Patent number: D473081
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Kita
  • Patent number: D474358
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Toyo-Kougel Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Kita
  • Patent number: D475895
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
    Inventors: Bruce Ancona, Louis Henry, Lyndon Treacy
  • Patent number: D479148
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: M. Fabrikant & Sons, Ltd.
    Inventor: Susan F. Fortgang
  • Patent number: D481650
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: M. Fabrikant & Sons, Inc.
    Inventors: Si Ying Sung, Kuo Jui Chao