Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Lorusso & Loud
  • Patent number: 7085721
    Abstract: An object is to provide a method of extracting sound-source information, which method enables the characteristics of fixed points of mapping from filter center frequency to output instantaneous frequency to be detected from instantaneous data, as a value which can be interpreted quantitatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International
    Inventors: Hideki Kawahara, Toshio Irino
  • Patent number: 7040270
    Abstract: Internal combustion engine with at least one cylinder, in which the combustion of a homogeneous air/fuel mixture compressed in the cylinder by a piston is initiated by a time-controlled external ignition, the air/fuel ratio of the air/fuel mixture in the combustion chamber (25) being greater than 1.9 and, for the time-controlled external ignition, at least one laser light source (10), at least one optical transmission apparatus (11) and at least one coupling optic (12) for the focussing of laser light into a combustion chamber (25) being provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: GE Jenbacher GmbH & Co oHG
    Inventors: Günther Herdin, Johann Klausner
  • Patent number: 7024858
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine for a vehicle provides variable displacement by selectively driving one or more engine crankshafts mounted within a single unitary engine block. In several embodiments the crankshafts are connected to a common output shaft with a one-way clutch between the common output shaft and at least one of the crankshafts. In one aspect starter gearing is independently associated with each of the first and second crankshafts and a starter is provided for selective engagement with the starter gearing of either of the crankshafts. In another aspect, an accessory drive for driving accessory systems of the vehicle receives power from any crankshaft which is operating, yet is isolated from any crankshaft that is not operating by a one-way clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by United States Environmental Protection Agency
    Inventor: Charles L. Gray Jr.
  • Patent number: 7015946
    Abstract: A television door intercom apparatus improves recognition performance for a resident inside a house to recognize a visitor conducting a call operation at the entrance and security in responding to the call. A call detection circuit 31 of a residential master station 2 detects a call when a visitor pushes a call button 11 of a door intercom substation 1, activates a signal generator circuit 32 and causes a master station speaker 39 to output a call sound so that a communication can be exchanged between a substation microphone 16 and a substation speaker 17 of the door intercom substation and a master station microphone 38 and the master station speaker of the residential master station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Aiphone Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7015700
    Abstract: Flaw detection apparatus includes an electrode disposed in a region surrounded by a packaging material including a layer of an electrically-conductive material; a cutting member made of an electrically-conductive material and adapted to cut a predetermined portion of the packaging material; a variable detector, disposed between the electrode and the cutting member, for detecting an electrical variable; and flaw detection processor for reading the detected variable and for determining, on the basis of the detected variable, a flaw in the packaging material. In this case, the variable detector is disposed between the electrode and the cutting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Konno, Yasuyuki Moriyama, Michio Sugata
  • Patent number: 6996949
    Abstract: The packaging container includes a container body formed from a packaging material, and a cap unit attached to a top wall of the container body. The cap unit includes a lip, a pull tab which covers a discharge opening and an inner tape which covers the discharge opening portion from a reverse side of the packaging material. Since the cap is attached to the packaging material in advance of forming the container, positioning of the container body is not required for cap attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Claude Bergerioux, Yasuyuki Moriyama
  • Patent number: 6995609
    Abstract: To provide a switching circuit and a digital power amplifier capable of supplying much power to a load, as compared with a conventional circuit. A switching circuit of the present invention comprises a plurality of switching circuit units, in which first to fourth switching elements are connected in a loop in this order, having a DC power source, one end of which is connected to a node between the first and fourth switching elements, and the other end of which is connected to a node between the second and third switching elements. The plurality of switching circuit units are cascade-connected, with one of the external connection terminals of the switching circuit unit on the first stage being connected to one terminal of the load, and with the other of the external connection terminals of the switching circuit unit on the last stage being connected to the other terminal of the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Flying Mole Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 6983964
    Abstract: A bumper for attachment to the front of a vehicle, includes an elongated bumper beam having a front face provided with at least one rearwardly depressed portion extending lengthwise of the bumper beam, a compressable energy absorbing foam material extending lengthwise of the bumper beam, and a bumper fascia covering the foam material. The foam material has a first portion received in the depressed portion and a second portion protruding forwardly from the front face of the bumper beam such that the second portion is compressed into the depressed portion upon receipt of a collision impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: JSP Corporation
    Inventors: Seishiro Murata, Satoru Shioya, Masayuki Fukuda
  • Patent number: 6984949
    Abstract: A method and system for preventing the movements of an electric vehicle in a direction opposite a desired direction are described herein. The electric vehicle comprises an electric motor linked to at least one wheel of the vehicle. The method comprises detecting the direction of the desired movement; detecting a movement of the vehicle in the direction opposite the desired direction; calculating a torque to be applied by the motor to the at least one wheel to counteract the movement of the vehicle in the undesired direction; and applying the counteracting torque to the at least one wheel via the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: TM4 Inc.
    Inventors: Serge Sarraillon, Philippe Noël
  • Patent number: 6981923
    Abstract: The high spin golf club uses modified grooves for use on all types of known golf clubs, wherein the modified grooves maximizes control of the golf ball through increasing backspin. The high spin golf club's modified grooves can be used alone or in a combination with conventional grooves to tailor the properties of the club face. The modified grooves are of varied configurations and all modified grooves can be used in combination with any other modified or conventional grooves to maximize the backspin of the golf ball and tailor the spin properties of the face of the club. Further a method for making high backspin golf clubs that reduce cover damage of golf balls is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Dunlop Sports
    Inventor: Chris Chappell
  • Patent number: 6969096
    Abstract: An improved window sash lock keeper is provided having a slot to provide clearance for a burr, which is typically found on a surface upon which such a sash lock keeper is mounted. The improved keeper is typically mounted flush to a surface of an extruded window component. The clearance slot allows the keeper to be mounted with improved precision and thereby reduces interferences caused by misaligned window hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Truth Hardware Corporation
    Inventor: Edward J. Subliskey
  • Patent number: 6970095
    Abstract: A theft detection system includes an accelerometer attachable to an object, the accelerometer providing an acceleration signal in response to movement of the object; an alarm mechanism for providing a signal in response to movement of the object; and for preventing false alarms, a filter programmed to determine the frequency of the acceleration signal and to provide an output to activate the alarm mechanism only when the frequency of the acceleration signal meets a predetermined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Caveo Technology, LLC
    Inventors: W. David Lee, Martin Wells, Christopher Verplaetse, Christopher Turner
  • Patent number: 6960851
    Abstract: A cooling device for an internal stator of an electric machine. The stator includes a substantially cylindrical cavity having a substantially cylindrical internal surface. The cooling device includes a body defining an external substantially cylindrical contact surface. The cooling device further includes a biasing element connected to the body. The biasing element is so configured and sized as to bias the contact surface of the body against the internal surface of the rotor when the cooling device is positioned inside the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: TM4 Inc.
    Inventors: Stéphane Poulin, Martin Houle, Louis-Philippe Bibeau, François Messier
  • Patent number: 6958602
    Abstract: A high-accuracy, 1X VR resolver includes a first rotor portion having (N?1) salient poles, where N is an arbitrary integer not less than 3, a second rotor portion having N salient poles, a first stator portion having an input coil and an output coil for a shaft angle multiplier of (N?1)X are provided, and a second stator portion having an input coil and an output coil for a shaft angle multiplier of NX. A first resolver unit composed of the first rotor portion and the first stator portion, and a second resolver unit composed of the second rotor portion and the second stator portion are disposed in front and rear stages, respectively. The output coil of the stator portion in the front stage is connected to the input coil of the stator portion in the rear stage in such a manner that the output coil of the stator portion in the rear stage outputs an output signal for a shaft angle multiplier of 1X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Minebea Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mutsumi Matsuura, Taiichi Miya, Yoshihito Osanai
  • Patent number: 6956067
    Abstract: Expanded, substantially non-crosslinked polypropylene resin beads capable of producing a high rigidity foamed molding at a relatively low temperature. The beads are produced by a process including a step of dispersing substantially non-crosslinked polypropylene resin particles in a dispersing medium containing an organic peroxide to obtain a dispersion, a step of heating the dispersion to decompose the organic peroxide and to modify the surface of the surface-modified polypropylene resin particles, and a step of expanding the non-crosslinked, surface-modified polypropylene resin particles using a blowing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: JSP Corporation
    Inventors: Hidehiro Sasaki, Akinobu Hira, Keiichi Hashimoto, Hisao Tokoro
  • Patent number: 6950743
    Abstract: In order to simplify the setting of interchanges for getting on and off, a navigation system has an information retrieval processing unit for obtaining map data and interchanges for getting on and off, a display unit which displays a setup screen for displaying a map including the interchanges for getting on and off and, on the same screen, a simple road chart including neighboring interchanges for getting on and off. When the map is scrolled, the simple road chart is renewed so as to correspond to the area to which the map is scrolled, and the setting of the interchanges for getting on and off is simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Kainuma, Masato Kobayashi, Arihiro Umeda
  • Patent number: 6949667
    Abstract: Novel alkenylphosphonic acid esters of the following general formula (I): R1CH?CR2[P(O)(OCR3R4CR5R6O)]??(I) and a simple process for the preparation thereof are provided by the use of secondary cyclic phosphonic acid esters as the starting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Li-Biao Han, ChangQiu Zhao, Masato Tanaka
  • Patent number: 6949552
    Abstract: There are provided a therapeutic preparation for anxiety neurosis or depression which comprises a MC4 receptor antagonist as an effective ingredient; and a piperazine derivative represented by Formula [1]: [wherein Ar1 is a phenyl group, a substituted phenyl group, a naphthyl group or a substituted naphthyl group; Ar2 is a naphthyl group, a substituted naphthyl group, a quinolyl group, a group represented by the formula: (wherein R4 is a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom; and X—Y is CH—NH, CH—O, CH—S or N—O) or a group represented by the formula: (wherein R5 is a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group or a C1-10 alkoxy group); R1 is a hydrogen atom, a C1-10 alkyl group, a C3-8 cycloalkyl group, a C3-10 alkenyl group, a phenyl group, a 1-cyanoethyl group, a pyrimidin-2-yl group or an amidyl group; R2 and R3 are the same or different, and are each a hydrogen atom or a C1-10 alkyl group; A-B is N—CH2, CH—CH2, C(OH)—CH2 or C?CH; T1 is a single bond, —N(R6)— (wherein R6 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-10 alkyl group
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsuro Nakazato, Shigeyuki Chaki, Taketoshi Okubo, Shin-ichi Ogawa, Takaaki Ishii
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    Patent number: D514029
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Inventor: Hung C. Truong
  • Patent number: RE39308
    Abstract: A 3,5-dioxa-12-azawurtzitane compound represented by the formula (I) shown in the specification. The dioxaazawurtzitane compound may be prepared by reacting an amino acid, an oligo- or polypeptide or a polyamino acid with a trialdehyde represented by formula (II) shown in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignees: National Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Hiroshi Izumi, Shigeru Futamura