Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Marshall, O'Toole, Gerstein, Murray & Borun
  • Patent number: 6287811
    Abstract: A purified, isolated DNA sequence encoding human bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein and biologically-active fragments thereof is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventors: Peter Elsbach, Jerrold Weiss
  • Patent number: 6286541
    Abstract: In order to provide a leak-proof coupling for a gas-carrying pipe having two pipe sections that are relatively movable, the coupling includes a first pipe section and a second pipe section that have respective coupling ends disposed in closely spaced adjacent relation to define a gap therebetween. The first pipe section has an upstream end in communication with a source of a pressurized gas and a first coupling end remote therefrom such that the upstream end receives the pressurized gas from the source and the gas then flows through the first pipe section from the upstream end to the first coupling end for discharge therefrom. The second pipe section has a second coupling end in communication with the first coupling end and receives the pressurized gas from the first pipe section and the gas then flows through the second pipe section from the second coupling end to the downstream end for discharge therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: General Kinematics Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Musschoot, Oscar Mathis
  • Patent number: 6283220
    Abstract: A remote control vehicle comprising a body having a front end and a rear end and provided with first and second ground engageable propulsion means respectively disposed on opposite sides of the vehicle and in which the first and second propulsion means are driven by first and second transmission means respectively to permit the vehicle to be propelled and steered by driving the propulsion means on one side of the vehicle independently from the propulsion means on the other side of the vehicle, a boom assembly having carrying means for carrying an implement on the boom assembly, the boom assembly being mounted on the body for lifting movement between a raised position and a lowered position by a lifting means and wherein the ground engageable propulsion means and the lifting means of the boom assembly are operable by a receiver, of an electromagnetic signal, provided on the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited
    Inventor: Mark David Carter
  • Patent number: 6284769
    Abstract: The compounds of structural formulae (I) and (II) and use of the compounds and salts and hydrates thereof, as therapeutic agents, is disclosed. A compound of formula (I) or (II) is an agonist for the &mgr; and &dgr; opioid receptors, an antagonist for the &kgr; opioid receptor, and has high affinity at all three receptors. A compound of formula (I) or (II) has utility in a variety of therapeutic and research areas where &kgr; opioid receptor antagonism is beneficial, including the treatment of opiate addiction or pain, or in a method of stimulating an immune system of a human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: William Dunn, Ludwig Bauer, Hemendra N. Bhargava
  • Patent number: 6283140
    Abstract: A waste fluid discharge column for use in a vacuum drainage system. The discharge column comprises a vertical pipe maintained under negative pressure to create a liquid column inside the vertical pipe. A chamber is attached to an upper end of the pipe and defines a vacuum port and a fluid inlet port. The chamber allows for better separation of waste fluid and air, and provides a vacuum buffer for the drainage system. The present invention further comprises a vacuum drainage system capable of separately handling multiple waste fluid flows. Two or more waste fluid discharge columns may be connected to a single vacuum source. Because the different types of waste fluid are handled separately, treatment and other auxiliary apparatus needed for certain types of waste fluid may be sized properly since the vacuum drainage system may direct only the waste fluid requiring treatment to the auxiliary apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Evac International Oy
    Inventors: Bjorn von Palffy, Douglas M. Wallace
  • Patent number: 6284719
    Abstract: A two-pack system for the preparation of peracid compositions for the disinfection, cleaning, and protection of cow's teats before and after milking. A first component of the product comprises an aqueous equilibrated solution of a lower aliphatic peracid and a second component comprises an aqueous solution containing an emollient, food grade fragrance, food grade dye, food grade thickening agent, and alkali buffer. The two packs can be mixed to produce a consistent solution of known quality for reducing disease on cow's teats that is nonirritant, has low odor and/or contains a food grade fragrance and may be colored, thickened, pH buffered, and is effective for at least 24 hours after mixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Inventor: Robert Ashley Simms
  • Patent number: 6285966
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of and a device for monitoring, from a central location, the current operating conditions (such as values of process parameters) in a process control network having distributed control functions. In one embodiment, the method and device of the present invention use scheduled periodic communications to send signals containing, for example, measured values of process parameters developed by field devices to a centralized viewing device. The viewing device receives the signals and stores at least one value of the process parameters, and maybe more values if necessary to monitor and control the process. To retrieve the stored process parameters for viewing, the viewing device processes messages from human interface devices requesting the stored values of one or more of the stored parameters and then transmits response messages containing the stored values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Fisher Controls International, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry K. Brown, Brent H. Larson, Harry A. Burns
  • Patent number: 6282863
    Abstract: A method of erecting the shell of an aboveground storage tank involves erection of the first shell ring; erecting the second and higher shell rings by using a mobile man lift to provide access for the construction personnel to the shell plates being erected; and anchoring the structure to reduce the risk of blow-ins from ambient wind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Chicago Bridge and Iron
    Inventors: Harold B. (“Scott”) Christian, William R. Easter
  • Patent number: 6283688
    Abstract: In order to provide a manner of supporting a load lock in a semi-trailer even during transport, a load lock rack kit includes a load lock rack comprising a generally planar shelf-like supporting surface having a front edge and a rear edge spaced therefrom and a pair of tie down fittings. The shelf-like supporting surface has at least one opening extending from the front edge to at least a point generally intermediate the front and rear edges to receive the shaft of the load lock wherein the opening is formed such that a bearing pad on at least one end of the shaft cannot pass through the opening. With this arrangement, the load lock rack also includes a plate for mounting the shelf-like supporting surface with the rear edge adjacent the side wall of the semi-trailer and a lip or angled surface to maintain the load lock on the load lock rack during transport of the semi-trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Inventor: Bruce Powell
  • Patent number: 6283740
    Abstract: A rotary lobe pump is provided with an improved sealing mechanism between the rotor and outside diameter of the shaft upon which the rotor is mounted. An adapter is provided for the drive shaft which enables the drive shaft to be easily coupled to a variety of drive mechanisms. The adapter can be replaced with an alternative adapter suited to fit alternative drive mechanisms. An improved means for mounting the timing gears on the drive and driven shafts is provided which enables the timing gears to be easily adjusted during assembly to improve the rate at which rotary lobe pumps can be assembled. An improved shaft configuration is provided with a thicker boss section providing additional structural support at the timing gear. The shaft may be cast molded. An improved seal assembly is also provided whereby the seal is frictionally accommodated inside a sleevelike seal housing which, in turn, is frictionally accommodated inside the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Inventor: Antony Mark Brown
  • Patent number: 6283167
    Abstract: A woven belt and method for weaving a belt are disclosed. The belt includes a woven outer webbing defining a length, the outer webbing having a top layer and a bottom. A plurality of binder yarns are woven into the outer webbing to secure together the top and bottom layers. The binder yarns are aligned substantially parallel to one another and to the length. A plurality of stuffer yarns extend through the top and bottom layers of the outer webbing and between the binder yarns. A plurality of simulated chain stitch yarns are woven into the outer webbing, the simulated chain stich yarns being aligned substantially parallel to one another and to the length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Ribbon Webbing Corporation
    Inventors: Jae Chul Chang, Eun Seong Chang
  • Patent number: 6283550
    Abstract: It relates to a vehicle seat comprising a seat part which is mounted on the vehicle floor by means of a front connection including a catch. This catch is provided with a notch intended to engage with a first horizontal transverse spindle integral with the floor in order to pivot the seat rearwards around said first spindle and to bring it into a use position where the seat part extends substantially horizontally. A finger projects frontwards and comprises an upper face turned in the opposite direction to the opening of the notch and intended to abut against stop means in said use position, these stop means being integral with the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Bertrand Faure Equipements SA
    Inventors: Emmanuel Vialatte, Jean-Noël Castrec
  • Patent number: 6283759
    Abstract: Compliance with a standard is demonstrated by displaying a floor plan on a first computer. The displayed floor plan includes designated areas. Each designated area includes a corresponding communication link, and the designated areas are regulated by the standard. A message is transmitted to a second computer in response to selection of one of the designated areas by a user on the first computer. The message is dependent upon the communication link corresponding to the selected designated area and causes compliance information to be downloaded by the second computer to the first computer. The compliance information is displayed on the first computer and demonstrates that the selected designated area is in compliance with the standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Inventors: James R. Price, Karl W. Fronczke
  • Patent number: 6284916
    Abstract: A hair-treating composition containing a diester or polyester of a naphthalene dicarboxylic acid having compound formula (I) or (II), or mixtures; for imparting gloss and/or hair color stabilization: wherein each R1, same or different, is an alkyl group having 1 to 22 carbon atoms, a diol having the structure HO—R2—OH, or a polyglycol having the structure HO—R3—(—O—R2—)m—OH, wherein R2 and R3, same or different, are each an alkylene group, sight chain or branched, having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and wherein m and n are each 1 to about 100, or a mixture thereof. These diesters and polyesters of formula (I) or (II) are quite effective in stabilizing the dibenzoylmethane derivative UV-A filter compounds making them more effective, and effective for longer periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: The C.P. Hall Company
    Inventors: Craig A. Bonda, Peter J. Marinelli, Yin Z. Hessefort, Jagdish Trivedi, Gary Wentworth
  • Patent number: 6279981
    Abstract: A removable automobile vehicle seat, comprising anchorings adapted to enable rapid mounting and dismantling of the seat on the bodywork of a vehicle. The seat comprises in addition an electrical circuit connected to an electrical supply connector which is connected to an electrical connector mounted on the vehicle bodywork, the connection and disconnection being made by the installing movement of the seat on the vehicle bodywork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Bertrand Faure Equipements SA
    Inventor: Stéphane Mesnage
  • Patent number: 6279890
    Abstract: A printing press having a jaw mode assembly and a rotary mode assembly with a single folding cylinder adapted to feed either the jaw mode assembly or the rotary mode assembly is disclosed. A moving web of material is initially trained about the folding cylinder and cut into a signatures which are then temporarily held on the folding cylinder. A folding blade extends from the folding cylinder to initiate a fold in each signature and direct each signature to either the jaw mode assembly or the rotary mode assembly. The timing of the folding blade is coordinated and adjusted using an indexable spider assembly to feed either the jaw mode assembly or the rotary mode assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Goss Graphic Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Tomczak
  • Patent number: 6279704
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for reducing vibration generated on the structure (2) of a rotary-wing aircraft, particularly a helicopter. According to the invention, the device (1A) comprises at least one flapping mass (3) connected to the structure (2), at least one controllable actuating device (5A) capable of causing the flapping mass (3) to flap, and a control unit (UC1) intended to control the actuating device (5A) in such a way that it causes the flapping mass (3) to flap at a frequency and at an amplitude which allows the vibrations to be reduced and minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Eurocopter
    Inventor: Thomas Pierre Louis Manfredotti
  • Patent number: D447180
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Scott Stropkay, Gerd Schmieta, Jan Schminke
  • Patent number: D447293
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Shop Vac Corporation
    Inventor: John Griffin
  • Patent number: D447358
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: National Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Dio C. Cavero