Patents Represented by Law Firm McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel
  • Patent number: 6075880
    Abstract: The object of a method for detecting defects in the inspection of structured surfaces is to ensure a detection of defects which is not dependent on the number of structuring planes and includes structure features in real-time operation for separating defects from good structures. From image point classification in which zones of a recorded image which have similar image point features are assembled, a gray-value intermediate image containing edge structures and corner structures is generated from the image and the behavior of the image point features of every image point in the intermediate image is analyzed with respect to its neighboring image points. The method is used predominantly in statistical process control in the production process of masks, LCD's, printed circuit boards and semiconductor wafers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: Jenoptik Technologie GmbH
    Inventors: Dietmar Kollhof, Joachim Wienecke, Karl-Heinz Franke, Michael Graef, Heiko Kempe
  • Patent number: 5913659
    Abstract: A helicopter rotor has two or more blades which extend from a hub and has an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the lead/lag variation of the blades which typically occur due to manufacturing tolerance variations or to changes which occur through operation such as softening of the supporting elastomer dampers. One embodiment of the invention incorporates an end plate on an upper damper with a lug positioned adjacent to a lug on the torque tube such that the end plate of the damper can be changed relative to the longitudinal axis of the blade. For example, a .+-.1/2 degree adjustment can be made in the blade angle relative to the hub to insure that lead/lag errors are reduced. In another embodiment, the damper set includes extended metal shims adjacent to the end most laminate plys of the upper and lower dampers such that these shims can be bolted to the end plates of the snubber assemblies for step increasing the stiffness of the assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard J. Doolin, Stephen V. Poulin
  • Patent number: 5877898
    Abstract: 0587788986 The arrangement for combining and shaping the radiation of a plurality of laser diode lines, comprising at least two laser diode lines whose radiation has a cross section in the emission plane (x-y plane) whose longitudinal axis is a multiple of the transverse axis, one collimator unit for each laser diode line, which collimator unit is arranged downstream thereof in the radiation directly, a combining unit for combining the collimated radiation of the individual laser diode lines by a side-by-side arrangement in the direction of the transverse axis, and a recombining unit for dividing the combined radiation in the direction of the longitudinal axes into individual partial beams and recombining the latter by a side-by-side arrangement in the direction of the transverse axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Jenoptik Aktiengescellschaft
    Inventors: Guenter Hollemann, Hermann Voelckel, Michail Michailovic Chaleev, Arthur Afanasevic Mak, Vladimir Ivanovic Ustyugov, Aleksej Vadimovic Michailov, Georgij Egorovic Novikov, Oleg Aleksandrovic Orlov
  • Patent number: 5877970
    Abstract: A method for the design of a golf club head includes the selection, by the designer, of dimensions which define the basic shape of the golf club head. Once the basic shape of the club head is defined, critical points on the golf club head may be located. Once the basic shape and the critical points are known, a model of the basic shape may then be displayed. In addition, the method may further include the selection of desired mass properties, types of mass constraints and back-weighting parameters, all of which are determined by the designer. These specifications, in addition to the basic shape of the club head permit the design of back-weighting of the club head. Once the back-weighting has been designed, the final solid model of the golf club head, which includes the basic shape and back-weighting, may be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: United States Golf Association
    Inventors: Steven M. Nesbit, Terry A. Hartzell
  • Patent number: 5866228
    Abstract: A vacuum heat-insulator (6) formed by tightly packaging a shaped product comprising acicular crystals of calcium silicate entangled in a three dimensional manner in a reduced pressure state in a container (2), (3), (4) composed of a composite film formed by laminating a metal foil, or vapor-depositing a metal or metal oxide to a plastic film, and having a thermal conductivity at 20.degree. C. of not more than 0.015 Kcal/m.hr..degree.C. This vacuum heat-insulator (6) brings about no environmental problems upon discarding caused by dusting, and is capable of displaying an excellent heat-insulating performance without using Freon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuru Awata
  • Patent number: 5863718
    Abstract: Short peptide of the formula:R.sup.a -Ser-Thr-Thr-Thr-Asn-Tyr-R.sup.b (I)where R.sup.a represents an amino terminal residue Ala- or D-Ala and R.sup.b represents a carboxy terminal residue -Thr or -Thr amide or a derivative thereof with an additional Cys- residue at one or both of the amino and carboxy terminals, or a peptide of formula (II):R.sup.1 -R.sup.2 -R.sup.3 -R.sup.4 -R.sup.5 (II)where R.sup.l is an amino terminal residue Thr-, Ser-, Asn-, Leu-, Ile-, Arg- or Glu-R.sup.2 is Thr, Ser or AspR.sup.3 is Thr, Ser, Asn, Arg, Gln, Lys or TrpR.sup.4 is Tyrand R.sup.5 is a carboxy terminal amino group or a derivative thereof with a corresponding D- amino acid as the amino terminal residue, and/or a corresponding amide derivative at the carboxy terminal residue and/or additionally a Cys- residue at one or both of the amino and carboxy terminals, or a physiologically acceptable salt thereof.Such peptides bind to T4 receptors are useful in preventing viral infectivity by viruses which bind to the T4 receptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Candance B. Pert, Michael R. Ruff, William L. Farrar
  • Patent number: 5849397
    Abstract: An aromatic polyimide film in the form of a continuous tape having a thickness of 50 to 125 .mu.m favorably employed for manufacture of electric circuit is composed of a biphenyltetracarboxylic acid recurring unit and a p-phenylenediamine recurring unit. The polyimide film has the following characteristics: a tensile strength of not lower than 30 kg/mm.sup.2 ; a tensile modules of not lower than 500 kg/mm.sup.2 ; a linear expansion coefficient of not higher than 2.5.times.10.sup.-5 cm/cm/.degree.C.; a heat shrinkage ratio of not higher than 0.05%; a low curling having a maximum curling of not higher than 3 mm for a disk of diameter of 86 mm; and a uniform thickness having a maximum rate of inclination of not more than 3 .mu.m per 10 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Assignee: Ube Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kohno, Akinori Otani, Toshinori Hosoma, Hiroshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 5843773
    Abstract: A new Bcl-2 related gene "Bfl-1", a polypeptide encoded by said gene, and a plasmid and a transformant comprising said gene are disclosed. The gene can be used to detect cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignees: Korea Green Cross Corporation, Postech Foundation
    Inventors: Hee Sup Shin, Young Chul Sung, Seok Il Hong, Sun Sim Choi, Jin Won Yun, Eun Kyoung Choi, In Chul Park
  • Patent number: 5840108
    Abstract: A corrugating adhesive is produced on an as needed continuous basis using a mixing chamber containing an agitator and a testing chamber including a viscosity sensor. Each adhesive ingredient is proportionally added to the mixing chamber in a total volumetric rate corresponding substantially to the rate of use in a corrugating machine. A portion of a raw starch slurry is adjustably diverted to mix with a basic agent to control adhesive viscosity, with the amount not admixed added to the mixing chamber. Thus, the amount of adhesive made is in balance with the amount used, allowing fresh adhesive to be provided throughout a corrugating run, without a large hold up of adhesive, thus reducing capital costs and adhesive waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Inventor: George C. Karras
  • Patent number: 5837143
    Abstract: A process and a device for the magnetic treatment of fluid as the fluid moves in successive magnetic fields, including a sheet having adjacent transverse bands each of the same width. Each band is charged with magnets oriented alternatively NS/SN or NNSS/SSNN perpendicularly to the plane of the sheet so that successive transverse bands adjacent to each other present upper polar faces alternately having polarities S, N, S, N . . . S,N or S,S, N,N, S,S, N,N, . . . S,S, N,N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Codiex SNC
    Inventor: Dominique Mercier
  • Patent number: 5837929
    Abstract: A method of making a microelectronic thermoelectric device comprises the steps of providing a substrate of a predetermined material, creating thermally isolated, alternating P-type and N-type semiconductor materials on the substrate, electrically connecting the P-type areas to adjacent N-type areas on opposite sides of each P-type area so that each side of a P-type area is connected to an adjacent different N-type area and leaving a free P-type end and a free N-type end, and providing an electrical lead on the free end of the P-type area and an electrical lead on the free end of said N-type area for connection to a source of electrical power. Further, a microelectronic thermoelectric device comprises a plurality of sections of semiconductor material of a first conductivity type and a plurality of sections of second conductivity type opposite to the first type. The sections are arranged to alternate from one type to the other and are thermally isolated from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Mantron, Inc.
    Inventor: Lonnie W. Adelman
  • Patent number: 5834429
    Abstract: Short peptide of the formula:R.sup.a -Ser-Thr-Thr-Thr-Asn-Tyr-R.sup.b (I)where R.sup.a represents an amino terminal residue Ala- or D-Ala and R.sup.b represents a carboxy terminal residue -Thr or -Thr amide or a derivative thereof with an additional Cys- residue at one or both of the amino and carboxy terminals, or a peptide of formula (II):R.sup.1 -R.sup.2 -R.sup.3 -R.sup.4 -R.sup.5 (II)where R.sup.1 is an amino terminal residue Thr-, Ser-, Asn-, Leu-, Ile-, Arg- or Glu-R.sup.2 is Thr, Ser or AspR.sup.3 is Thr, Ser, Asn, Arg, Gln, Lys or TrpR.sup.4 is Tyrand R.sup.5 is a carboxy terminal amnio group or a derivative thereof with a corresponding D- amino acid as the amino terminal residue, and/or a corresponding amide derivative at the carboxy terminal residue and/or additionally a Cys- residue at one or both of the amino and carboxy terminals, or a physiologically acceptable salt thereof.Such peptides bind to T4 receptors are useful in preventing viral infectivity by viruses which bind to the T4 receptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Candance B. Pert, Michael R. Ruff, William L. Farrar
  • Patent number: 5835191
    Abstract: An optotype projector apparatus provided with variable contrast, and having a large variety of optotypes and matrices for providing tests for stereoscopic vision of chromatic balance and comprising a projector for producing contrasting variations of the optotype images operating on the basis of two complementary light sources, one provided by a primary body and the other provided by a secondary body, both of which are remotely controlled so that by diminishing the intensity of one source, a consequent increase of the other source takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Inventor: Sergio Mura
  • Patent number: 5832155
    Abstract: The invention concerns an integrated-optical junction splitter, in particular for applications in the wavelength range of visible light, which ensures a spatial and wideband combination of light in a wavelength spectrum .DELTA..lambda. greater than 75 nm (value given applies to short-wave visible light). In the case of a usable wavelength range comprising the entire spectrum of visible light, the junction splitter is a white light junction splitter. The junction splitter consists of at least three channel waveguides, at least one of which must be a single-mode integrated-optical wideband channel waveguide (SOWCW). Two channel waveguides each have a respective input and are combined into a common SOWCW at their outputs in a coupling point, which common SOWCW features a common light output at its end.This wideband junction splitter is used as a wavelength-selective or wavelength-independent switch or modulator, in interferometric and photometric devices, sensors, and microsystem-technical solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: LDT GmbH & Co. Laser-Display-Technologie KG
    Inventors: Andreas Rasch, Matthias Rottschalk, Jens-Peter Ruske, Volker Groeber
  • Patent number: D401017
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: Tinchant Thorpe Limited
    Inventor: James Richard Warren Thorpe
  • Patent number: D401158
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: The Project Consultancy Limited
    Inventor: Dieter Gottlieb Bakic
  • Patent number: D401737
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Dale Garn & Trikotasje A/S
    Inventor: Randi Sunde
  • Patent number: D402412
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Tinchant Thorpe Limited
    Inventor: Richard Christopher Martin Thorpe
  • Patent number: D410880
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: Nardi Italia Spa
    Inventor: Silvia Conterno
  • Patent number: RE36235
    Abstract: A dispensing device and disposable mixer for a plurality of fluids is provided in a combination in which the dispenser stores the fluids separately and delivers them to an orifice in which the fluids are maintained in separation to the point of interface between the orifice and the disposable mixer with .?.means.!. .Iadd.an arrangement .Iaddend.in the inlet end of the mixer having low resistance to the flow of the fluids for preventing cross contamination between the fluids and optionally provided with .?.means.!. .Iadd.an arrangement .Iaddend.at the inlet end of the mixer for both enhancing the mixing action downstream and for maintaining the integrity and separation between the fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Wilhelm Keller
    Inventors: Wilhelm A. Keller, Sung Jen Chen