Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Mark Zovko
  • Patent number: 8240960
    Abstract: A depth stop attached to a drill for producing precise countersinking in drilled holes. The depth stop produces an accurate and precise countersink in drilled holes by limiting the depth to which a drill bit can drill through a work piece. An audible click occurs for every 7.5 micron change in depth in the preferred embodiment. The depth stop is configured such that attempts to over tighten the lock screw which fixes the depth amount will not damage or deflect the working parts of the device thereby producing accurate and repeatable results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: West Coast Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Joseph Shemeta
  • Patent number: 6910311
    Abstract: Members formed from thermally conductive components which have a gap therebetween. The gap is bridged and the conductive components integrated into a composite member by a reinforced polymer. This provides a thermal break which inhibits the flow of heat between the conductive components of the member. This construction also blocks the transfer of sound and other vibrations between the conductive components of the member. The construction also mitigates the formation of condensation on an artifact fixed to one of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Inventors: Verne Leroy Lindberg, Michael Sparling
  • Patent number: 6757932
    Abstract: Device (11) for driving a flexible lance (4) for cleaning a heat exchanger duct, provided with a frame (1) in which a drive (12) driving a flexible lance (4) is arranged for moving this flexible lance (4) in the direction of an outlet opening. The drive (12) is provided with a member (27) which can be clamped round the flexible lance (4) and which is movable in the frame (1) towards and away from this outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Peinemann Equipment B.V.
    Inventor: Paul F. M. Verstraeten
  • Patent number: 6737601
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for welding together two pipes or plates. The bodies to be welded are placed mutually in line against each other while leaving clear a weld groove. The weld groove is filled with more than one welding layer by a welding torch moved in a longitudinal direction of the weld groove, and wherein two welding layers are laid in one welding pass by two welding torches placed successively at a predetermined fixed distance in the longitudinal direction of the weld groove, so that a time-saving is achieved in the welding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Allseas Group S.A.
    Inventors: Gerardus Maria Kramer, Maarten Willem Kastelein
  • Patent number: 6715963
    Abstract: A device for laying a pipeline on a seabed. A vessel for laying a pipeline, which is fitted with a stinger for guiding a pipe string descending from the vessel and with a clamping structure for clamping the pipe string to the vessel, and support structure for supporting the part of the pipe string that extends between the surface and the seabed. The support structure includes a cantilever structure, which is fixedly connected to the vessel, and clamping members that mate therewith. The clamping members engage the pipe string and transmit axial stresses from the pipe string to the vessel via the cantilever structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Allseas Group S.A.
    Inventor: Peter-Paul Maria Kuppers
  • Patent number: 6709390
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining properties of blood, such as the blood viscosity of a person, comprising of generating in vivo for a determined time, by means of an electrical alternating current of a determined frequency, a measurement signal of the impedance of the blood between at least two points centrally in a blood volume, wherein the measurement signal is processed such that variations therein with a frequency in the order of magnitude of the heart frequency are substantially absent therefrom, and comparing the processed measurement signal with predetermined relations between impedance and the properties of the blood, such as the viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Martil Instruments B.V.
    Inventor: Gheorghe Aurel Marie Pop
  • Patent number: 6691854
    Abstract: A device for orienting a number of objects. The device has a holder conveyor with holders for the objects, lifts synchronously co-displaceable with the holders and rotatable relative thereto for lifting the objects out of the holders and rotating the objects into and oriented standing rotational position relative to a standing rotation axis on the holders, a detector for detecting the standing rotational position of each object and a control device for the lifts which is connected to the detector and which activates the lifts for a relevant object as long as is required to rotate the oriented standing rotational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: Jacob Hendrik De Greef
  • Patent number: 6675937
    Abstract: A fork-lift truck for selectively displacing a load forward or sideways, comprising a horizontal, substantially U-shaped frame, a lifting mechanism for carrying the load, wherein legs of the frame extend along the lifting mechanism, and wheels on the legs which are connected to the legs via rotating mechanisms for driving and are rotatable on a substantially upward axis between positions corresponding with sideways and forward movements of the fork-lift truck. Flexible power supply and control lines run with slack through the legs to the wheels. There is further provided a bending mechanism at each of the legs for bending the power supply and control lines without frictional contact with the interior of the legs during release of the slack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Kooi B.V.
    Inventors: Marc De Leeuw, Sierd Harkema, Gerrit Reitsma
  • Patent number: 6666635
    Abstract: Method of securing cargo to a deck with includes providing a beam of rectangular structural tubing or other shape having multiple D-rings or other lashing apertures along its length. The cargo is then lashed to the deck of a roll-on roll-off ship through the beam, with indexed aperture connections at each end which removabley connects the beam to the ship's deck using a pair of twist locks. With the application of the method, cargo lashing schemes with tighter packing of cargo and faster, more accurate placement, and safer stevedoring operations are effected according to shoreside prestowage plans. Top and bottom mounting points for twist locks allow easy storage, transport, and shoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventors: Anthony J. Holt, Virgil S. Elkinton
  • Patent number: 6589003
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for blocking a vehicle, comprising a guide track which can be disposed along a driveway, a carriage which engages on the guide track and is displaceable therealong in guided manner and which is provided with transversely protruding wheel engaging means and locking means for locking the carriage, wherein the guide track comprises on a front end a part extending upward from close to the driveway and, connecting thereto, a part extending substantially parallel to the driveway, and the carriage engages on the guide track close to a front end and a rear end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Stertil B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Berends
  • Patent number: 6495072
    Abstract: A method for producing a ceramic material, subsequently including mixing ceramic material, such as oxidic ceramic material, which as a raw material essentially comprises aluminum oxide, zircon oxide and/or titanium oxide, and glass component; melting at least the glass component in the mixture by sintering, where the glass component infiltrates the ceramic material and absorbs raw material of the ceramic material through a reaction at the surface; and bringing the mixture into a shape, such as powder, which is suitable for further processing, such as additional sintering. Also, a basis for the crown, the crown in its entirety having layers of for instance porcelain applied to the basis, and methods for producing the basis and the crown through subsequent processing steps, to which the basis is preferably subjected on the same underground, for instance based on CAD/CAM techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Cicero Dental Systems B.V.
    Inventor: Joseph Maria Van der Zel
  • Patent number: 6493942
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flatware set for spaghetti. When spaghetti is eaten, the spaghetti threads are taken up onto the fork by turning the fork on its axis. In order to improve the spaghetti take-up, the fork (5) has the feature that the at least two teeth (8,9) extend substantially helically around a central axis of the fork. The fork teeth (8,9) then pick up the threads of spaghetti better. Despite a helical shape of the teeth (8,9), it is nevertheless possible to eat conveniently with this fork (5), since this fork (5) is pulled out of the mouth in a helical movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventor: Paul Vandamme
  • Patent number: 6442957
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle for transporting products, comprising: a truck; a cargo space arranged on the truck for receiving the products during transport, with at least one access door; and an air curtain device close to the access door which, at least in the opened situation of the access door, generates an air curtain along a door opening of the access door, wherein the air curtain device comprises at least one fan, with an air feed duct which connects the fan to the exterior of the cargo space to supply outside air for the air curtain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Biddle B.V.
    Inventors: René Voogt, Dirk Jakob Wijffels, Bart Eduard Cremers
  • Patent number: 6439807
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for connecting two pieces of pipe having flanges when the pipe pieces are located deep under a water surface. A movable bolt wrench is provided which has a number of wrenches mounted in a frame corresponding to the bolt holes on the flanges of the pipe pieces. Bolts located in the bolt wrenches are aligned with the bolt holes of the flanges and inserted into the bolt holes. A nut wrench is also provided containing nuts which, when aligned, are threaded onto the ends of the bolts associated with the bolt wrench. After the bolt and nut connections are made, these bolts and nuts are tightened by the operation of the bolt and nut wrenches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Allseas Group S.A.
    Inventor: Jacobus Cornelis Wijsman
  • Patent number: 6431077
    Abstract: The invention relates to a train (1) which forms a transport device displaceable along a fixed track (3), comprising a frame with a drive; at least one bogie (6) with a flat sole (10); and at least one supply of a liquid which is suitable for pouring the liquid over the track (3), wherein at speed of the train higher than a threshold value at least a part of the sole (10) floats over a film created by liquid. The supply is adapted to carry the liquid onto the track (3) in front of the sole (10) in the direction of movement of the train (1) and the sole (10) is positioned inclining upward on the front side in the direction of movement. The invention also relates to a track (3) for an above described train (1) which comprises at least one platform extending in horizontal direction. The platform is coated with a levelling material, wherein an upper surface of the track has a very high degree of smoothness with very small height differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Ingenieurs Bureau Oranjewoud B.V.
    Inventor: Bernardus L. L. Hijlkema
  • Patent number: 6422795
    Abstract: A new piece of cargo lashing gear is provided which is a load transmitting beam of rectangular structural tubing or other shape having multiple D-rings or other lashing apertures along its length for lashing cargo to the deck of a roll-on roll-off ship through the beam, with indexed aperture connections at each end for removably connecting the apparatus to the ship's deck using a pair of twist locks. With the apparatus, cargo lashing schemes with tighter packing of cargo and faster, more accurate, and safer stevedoring operations are effected according to shoreside prestowage plans. Top and bottom mounting points for twist locks allow easy storage, transport, and shoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Inventors: Anthony J. Holt, Virgil Shawn Elkinton
  • Patent number: 6390731
    Abstract: An apparatus for laying a pipeline (2) in water, comprising a vessel (1) with devices for assembling a pipeline from pipe parts, an elongate curved guide body (4) arrange on the hull of the vessel for guiding the pipeline from the vessel into the water, and a device (3) for carrying the guide body into respectively out of the water, wherein the elongate guide body is box-like, whereby a part of the forces exerted by the pipeline is absorbed by the guide track and the load on the hull is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Allseas Group S.A.
    Inventor: Klaas Boudewijn Van Gelder
  • Patent number: 6369339
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for manipulating in the height and in particular setting down of a load. The apparatus comprises a suspension on a lifting device, which suspension comprises a drive, with which drive the load can be manipulated in the height; a weighing device with which the weight of the load can be determined; a memory connected to the weighing device for storing an initial weight of the load; and comparing means for comparing an actual weight with the initial weight stored in the memory for the purpose of selective energizing of the drive in response to the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Inventor: Jan Noord
  • Patent number: 6360676
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transporting device (1) comprising a number of carriers (3), a number of pallets (2) therefor and displacing means (16, 17) for displacing the pallets and carriers, wherein each carrier comprises a carrying base (14) and a number of feet arranged thereon and wherein each pallet comprises upward protruding supports (4) which define a support surface for supporting the carrying base of a number of carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Inventor: Klaas Schepers
  • Patent number: 6305038
    Abstract: Base assembly for a bed or chair seat. The assembly includes at least one medium-filled flexible support member and a number of substantially form-retaining bearing elements. The bearing elements rest on the support member such that the bearing elements together provide a bed surface. The base assembly preferably has at least two medium-filled flexible support members and the bearing elements are supported individually by a plurality of support members. The bearing elements can be slats, while the support members can be made from fiber-reinforced flexible plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Bakker & Elkhuizen Ergonomie B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Willem Elkhuizen, Jeroen Maarten Janssen