Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Marvin C. Berkowitz
  • Patent number: 6832608
    Abstract: A getter support assembly for supporting getters in a focusing collector type solar collector system comprising a tube radiation absorber (TRA) and a glass enclosure tube, defining therebetween an annular space, and a solar radiation focusing reflector. The getter support assembly comprises a bridge formed with an elongated trough having a getter support portion. The bridge further comprising feet fixedly attached to the TRA supporting the trough so that the trough is spaced apart from the TRA. The trough further comprises a radiation reflecting surface facing the TRA for blocking radiation emitted from the TRA and missed solar radiation reflected from the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Solel Solar Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Menashe Barkai, Shmuel Klapwald, Yoel Schwartzman, Eli Mandelberg, Rami Ezer
  • Patent number: 6829932
    Abstract: In order to detect a filling process, a signal is emitted into the container and an echo reflected from the container is recorded. At least one parameter, e.g., the amplitude h(t) of the reflected echo at a time t, is determined, and a filling process is detected if the parameter lies outside an expected range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: VEGA Grieshaber KG
    Inventors: Robert Laun, Dieter Haas
  • Patent number: 6828530
    Abstract: An illuminating apparatus for an induction coil of an induction cooking field is in the form of a ⅓ circular ring segment and carries conducting tracks, which form turns of a coil, which is connected to several LEDs. During induction coil operation an alternating voltage is induced in the coil and consequently the LEDs are supplied. With such an illuminating apparatus it is possible without additional wiring expenditure to illuminate an induction coil under a glass ceramic cooking field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: E.G.O. Elektro-Geraetebau GmbH
    Inventors: Joerg Boegel, Michael Stoeffler, Wilfried Schilling
  • Patent number: 6826514
    Abstract: A container 11, carries a component 12 of the telemetry system. The container mounted unit 12 transmits via its antenna 34, a signal 41 containing data indicating the status of the container. This signal is received by shipboard transponder 32 including an antenna 33, a first transceiver 35 for communication with shipboard devices such as the container module 12, control unit 36 which monitors and buffers signals for re-transmission and routes incoming signals, and a second transceiver 37 which transmits and receives signals 39, to and from the satellite 15 via its antenna 38. Thus signals from the container mounted module 12 may be relayed via the shipboard relay 32, the satellite 17 and the communications network 19, 20, 21 to the receiver station 22.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Inventors: Chris Antico, Matthew Henderson, James Neill
  • Patent number: 6823782
    Abstract: A stencil printing machine 1 is provided as including a downstream rotary printing drum 50 with an outer circumferential periphery 50a mounted with a stencil sheet 20, and a rotary press roller 56 which is moveable between a pressurized position to press an outer circumferential periphery 50a of the printing drum 50 and a separated position displaced from the outer circumferential periphery 50a of the printing drum 50, wherein a print sheet 45, which is fed, is pressed and transferred between the printing drum 50 and the press roller 56 which rotate together, and, during such a pressurized transfer stage, ink is transferred to the print sheet 45 to perform printing operation. The outer circumferential periphery of the press roller 56 is formed with micro-convexities and concavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Riso Kagaku Corporation
    Inventors: Hirohide Hashimoto, Yosuke Ike, Mitsuru Takeno
  • Patent number: 6821607
    Abstract: The method and the device for manufacturing an acoustically effective foil stack (9) made of embossed foil webs (5e, 5f, 5g, 5h) is characterised by the fact that at least two foil webs lying over one another (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) are embossed at the same time, are conveyed along different length conveying routes (W, W1, W2, W3), and then are brought together into a stack (9), and embossed foil webs (5e, 5f, 5g, 5h) arranged to be lying next to one another are laid down in an offset fashion due to the different length conveying routes (W, W1, W2, W3). A particularly advantageous design of the embossing rollers (1a, 1b) provides foil webs which have knobs with a draped or folded type structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Rieter Automotive (International) AG
    Inventors: Evelyn Zwick, Alexander Wildhaber
  • Patent number: 6819724
    Abstract: A data estimating circuit outputs estimation data which estimates input data at a time earlier by a predetermined bit cycle than the input data based on decoded data series outputted from a path memory. A target value computing circuit corrects the target value with a difference between the estimation data and input data as a target value error and outputs obtained plural first target values to a branchmetric operating circuit as plural target values. Because the branchmetric operating circuit can conduct branchmetric operation based on plural first target values near plural averages having the highest incidence (having peaks in histogram), decoding performance can be improved more as compared to using fixed target values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Limited
    Inventors: Atsushi Hayami, Tsuyoshi Oki
  • Patent number: 6819497
    Abstract: Disclosed is a color separation and color synthesis optical system provided between a light source portion and a projection optical system in a reflection type projection display apparatus, which color-separates a white color beam emitted from the light source portion into three primary color light beams of R (red), G (green) and B (blue), guides the three primary color light beams to a plurality of spatial light modulators corresponding to R, G and B, and color-synthesizes color light beams optically modulated by the respective spatial light modulators for the colors depending on video signals to emit a color-synthesized light beam, wherein at least one or more wavelength-selective polarization converting plates which rotate a plane of polarization of a specific color light beam by 90 degrees are located, and the wavelength-selective polarization converting plate is adhered to an incidence plane and/or an emission plane of a polarization beam splitter by adhesive with a slight gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Limited
    Inventors: Tetsuji Suzuki, Shogo Masuda, Ryuuji Akino, Makoto Ashihara, Takayuki Kashiwagi
  • Patent number: 6815572
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of processing organic waste (D) in divided solid and/or liquid form, the method being implemented in a single reactor (1) containing a bath of molten glass (V) surmounted by a gas phase (G), the method comprising incinerating said waste (D) in the presence of oxygen at the surface (S) of said bath of molten glass (V), and in vitrifying said incinerated waste (D) in said bath of molten glass (V). In said method, and in characteristic manner, in addition to the oxygen delivered as oxidizer into said gas phase (G), oxygen is also injected into said bath of molten glass (V) in a quantity that is sufficient to minimize or to avoid any formation of metal within said bath of glass (V); advantageously in a quantity that is sufficient to minimize or to avoid any formation of metal within said bath of glass (V) and also to subject said bath of glass (V) to moderate stirring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignees: Korea Electric Power Corporation, Societe General pour les Techniques Nouvelles - SGN
    Inventors: Pierre Brunelot, Jacques Lacombe, Serge Merlin, Patrice Roux, Valérie Thiebaut, Kwan-Sik Choi, Myung-Jae Song
  • Patent number: 6815947
    Abstract: A method and system are presented for measuring in an electrically conductive film of a specific sample including data indicative of a free space response of an RF sensing coil unit to AC voltage applied to the RF sensing coil. The sensing coil is located proximate to the sample at a distance h substantially not exceeding 0.2 r wherein r is the coil radius; an AC voltage in a range from 100 MHz to a few GHz is applied to the sensing coil to cause generation of an eddy current passage through the conductive film; a response of the sensing coil to an effect of the electric current through the conductive film onto a magnetic field of the coil is detected and the measured data indicative of the response is generated. The thickness of the film is determined by utilizing the data indicative of the free space measurements to analyze the measured date. The method thus provides for measuring in conductive films with a sheet resistance Rs in a range from about 0.009 to about 2 Ohm/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd.
    Inventors: David Scheiner, Yoav Many, Rahamin Guliamov, Shahar Gov
  • Patent number: 6811214
    Abstract: A sofa or the like has an end cushion comprising a lower stationary member approximating the height of an arm of the sofa and a rotatable upper member that may be rotated to overlie an arm of the sofa. Thus, a back support may be provided for sitting crosswise on the sofa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Kevin M. Williams
  • Patent number: 6802402
    Abstract: A braking device that can be released electromagnetically exhibits at least one brake shoe (20), which is pressed against a braking area by the force of a brake spring (14) in order to brake a linear or rotary motion. A magnet system exhibits a coil (1) and an armature (4), while current fed to the coil (1) causes the armature (4) to move against the force exerted by the brake spring (14), with the result that the brake shoes (10) is able to rise from the braking area (13) and thus release the brake. To achieve a high braking force with a magnet system of small structural dimensions the brake force of the brake spring (14) is transmitted from the armature (4) to the brake shoes (10) by at least one pressure element (5) with diagonal wedge areas (7, 8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Kendrion Binder Magnete GmbH
    Inventors: Edmund Bausch, Joachim Hubrich
  • Patent number: 6803951
    Abstract: In a digital video camera unit wherein its CCD outputs an image pickup signal with an odd line and an even line in the 1HD period to convert the image pickup signal to luminance signal and color signal, a line memory portion for separating each line of two image pickup signals existing in the 1HD period to two lines, an address controller and a control circuit for controlling write/read into the line memory portion are provided. At the time of write to the line memory portion, an analog delay amount is absorbed in order to output signals at the same timing as design time upon reading. By changing the write/read frequency with respect to the line memory portion, signals of different frequencies can be processed in a single circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Limited
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Matsukawa, Takehiko Kuhara
  • Patent number: 6801257
    Abstract: An image acquisition arrangement that acquires at least one image of at least one portion of a scene has a camera and an illumination source controlled by a control module. The camera includes an image recording medium and a shutter controllable to enable the image recording medium to acquire the image. The illumination source is configured to illuminate the scene for a selected time period. The control module controls the camera and illumination source to facilitate acquisition of the image by the camera, the control module enabling the shutter to, in turn, enable the image recording medium to acquire the image and contemporaneously to enable the illumination source to illuminate the scene, the time period during which the shutter enables the image recording medium to record an image being a function of the time period during which the at least one illumination source illuminates the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: CogniTens Ltd.
    Inventors: Avner Segev, Israel Lasker, Yishai Galatzer
  • Patent number: 6795497
    Abstract: A method of transmitting signals along a communication path, by a first compression/decompression unit, which method comprises receiving first signals from a first direction along the path, determining based on the received first signals whether a second decompression unit is located along the path in the first direction, receiving second signals from a second direction. In the case it is determined that a second decompression unit is located along the path in the first direction, selecting a compressed or decompressed format for transmission of the second signals responsive to at least one additional parameter, such that the determination that a second decompression unit is located along the path in the first direction does not always bring about selecting the compressed format. Then, the second signals are transmitted in the selected format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: ECI Telecom Ltd.
    Inventor: Ofer Shalem
  • Patent number: 6793210
    Abstract: A folding/stitching apparatus (1) includes a sheet setting tray (3) having a slit (7), on which a plurality of superimposed sheets (P1) are set, a folding/stitching plate (16) provided to be freely moved between a standby position for not entering the slit (7) of the sheet setting tray (3) and a folding/stitching position for entering the slit (7) and having a staple bending portion (19) provided in an insertion tip into the slit (7), and a stapler (20) pressed into contact through the sheets (P1) with the folding/stitching plate 16 set in a folding/stitching position to stick staples into the sheets (P1). The folding/stitching plate (16) is moved between the standby position and the folding/stitching position in conjunction with an operation of a handle (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Riso Kagaku Corporation
    Inventor: Shiro Sato
  • Patent number: D496818
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: PI-Design AG
    Inventor: Jørgen Bodum
  • Patent number: D496827
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: PI-Design AG
    Inventor: Jørgen Bodum
  • Patent number: D497772
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Pi-Design AG
    Inventor: Jørgen Bodum
  • Patent number: D499609
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: PI-Design AG
    Inventor: Jørgen Bodum