Patents Represented by Law Firm McAulay Fisher Nissen & Goldberg
  • Patent number: 5717938
    Abstract: A hand held electronic book is adapted to receive any number of replaceable cartridges. Each cartridge holds an alternate text and requires a separate set of functions. A predetermined set of function keys on the keyboard of the electronic book at predetermined positions are color coded. Each cartridge of a set of replaceable cartridges has the same number of similarly positioned and similarly color coded key-like designations. These designations provide an indication of the new function that the corresponding key on the keyboard has when the book accesses the cartridge involved. Thus color and position are the codes used to select the function indicated on the cartridge to the key on the keyboard that performs the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Franklin Electronic Publishers, Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert L. Garthwaite, Sherri L. Meade
  • Patent number: 5716072
    Abstract: An airbag gas generator has a housing within which a solid gas generating composition is located. The housing has an opening through which a gas formed during fuel combustion exits the housing. A gas distribution cap is fitted to an outlet end of the housing, the cap having a projecting lip at a forward end thereof. The housing has a corresponding recess in the outlet end for accepting the lip therein. The cap further has a plurality of longitudinal slots through which the gas is distributed, the slots defining flexible wall segments which deform during insertion of the cap into the outlet end prior to engagement of the lip with the recess for locking the cap to the housing. Utilizing the present invention, threaded or welded joints are avoided and a light weight, low cost assembly is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Peter O'Driscoll
  • Patent number: 5716600
    Abstract: The invention is a high humectant, low water, stannous fluoride containing toothpaste composition which maintains the stability and activity of the stannous fluoride over time, and methods for the preparation thereof. Stannous fluoride combined with from about 70 to about 92% humectant, and water present at less than 10% by weight, provides a stable toothpaste which avoids stannous fluoride degradation with time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Professional Dental Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Zahradnik, Sima Sarker
  • Patent number: 5715852
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning the inside surfaces of a tank with a jet of fluid from a nozzle lowered into the interior of the tank. The nozzle is capable of being rotated around a first axis and also capable of being swivelled upward and downward in an oscillating movement around a second axis at right angles to the first axis in a predetermined manner. A drive mechanism for the nozzle includes a turbine driven by a stream of fluid with a drive connected to the turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Toftejorg A/S
    Inventor: Erik Lund Jepsen
  • Patent number: 5714649
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds suitable for use as raw materials which enable cis-olefin compounds useful as physiologically active substances such as the sex pheromones of various insects, or as intermediates for the synthesis thereof to be prepared on an industrial scale at a reasonable cost, and processes for the preparation of cis-olefin compounds by using the same. For this purpose, novel compounds (i.e., 1-halo-cis-3-tetradecenes) of the general formula (I)CH.sub.3 (CH.sub.2).sub.9 CH.dbd.CH(CH.sub.2).sub.2 X (I)wherein X is a halogen atom, are used as raw materials for the preparation of cis-olefin compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical CO., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiko Fukumoto, Daisuke Iwai, Shigeo Okano, Hiroshi Suzuki, Mitsuyoshi Oshima
  • Patent number: 5714250
    Abstract: A direct drawing lithographic printing plate precursor suitable for offset printing, capable of providing prints having a clear image with no stains, which comprise a layer containing a binding resin and a zinc oxide powder having a phytic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichi Kato, Hiroshi Tashiro
  • Patent number: 5715057
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a reference interferometer with variable wavelength, with an interferometer splitter, a reference beam path, and a folded measurement beam path passing between two plane mirrors. At least one spacer element 10 is provided for realizing a fixed position of the plane mirrors relative to one another. The two plane mirrors are arranged in a plurality of planes in a defined manner in relation to one another such that a light beam coming from the interferometer splitter and coupled into the space between the plane mirrors at an entrance point at a slight angle is reflected repeatedly at the plane mirrors, and the reflection points lie along a parabola on the surfaces of the plane mirrors. A retroreflector is arranged downstream of the first plane mirror in such a way that the light beam striking it can be returned to the entrance point or in the vicinity thereof along the same path or almost the same path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Bechstein, Beate Moeller, Klaus-Dieter Salewski
  • Patent number: 5713314
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine (1) comprising at least two cylinders (4,8) meeting to form a combustion space (12) therebetween, a first piston (3) adapted to reciprocate within the first cylinder (4) and a second piston (7) adapted to reciprocate within the second cylinder (8). The two pistons are drivably coupled via a chain drive connecting their respective crankshafts and synchronously move one with respect to the other such that the second piston moves at a frequency haft of that of the first piston. An air/fuel mixture inlet aperture (14) as well as an exhaust aperture (15) are located in the wall of the second cylinder (8) and are opened or closed by the movement of the second piston (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Inventor: Malcolm J. Beare
  • Patent number: 5715115
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, a disk chucking mechanism comprises a spindle for engaging the center hole of a metallic hub fastened in the center portion of a disk and a turntable that rotates as a single unit with the spindle. A drive pin is provided for engaging an off-center hole provided in the hub at a location off-center with respect to the center of the hub for regulating the movement of the hub. A chucking magnet is included which is fastened to the turntable for magnetically attracting the hub. The chucking magnet has a plurality of magnetic pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: Sankyo Seiki Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noboru Takarasawa, Norihide Yoshida
  • Patent number: 5713288
    Abstract: In a printing method, an electrically encoded image to be transferred to a printing substrate during a printing process is provided in an electronic memory. A flexible carrier web is attached under tension to a cutting cylinder identical in dimensions to a blanket or printing cylinder of a printing machine. The curing cylinder may be a blanket or printing cylinder in a printing machine or a dedicated support cylinder in a stand-alone cutting assembly. The carrier web is cut automatically in accordance with the electrically encoded image after attachment of the carrier web to the cutting cylinder. Subsequently, sections of the carrier web are removed therefrom along cut lines made in the carrier web during the cutting thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Inventor: Joseph R. Frazzitta
  • Patent number: 5714500
    Abstract: Compounds of formula (I) ##STR1## in which R.sub.1 is hydrogen, R.sub.2 is hydrogen or C.sub.1-6 alkyl, R.sub.3 and R.sub.4 independently represent one or more radicals selected from hydrogen, NH.sub.2, NO.sub.2, halogen, hydroxy, C.sub.1-6 alkoxy or C.sub.1-6 alkyl, X represents S or --CH.dbd.CH-- group and pharmaceutically acceptable salts are NMDA receptor antagonists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: Astra AB
    Inventors: Ronald Conrad Griffith, Richard Jon Schmiesing, Robert John Murray
  • Patent number: 5714267
    Abstract: Thermal stress at a point portion of a seed crystal generated when the seed crystal is brought into contact with molten silicon liquid is relieved, thereby to prevent generation of dislocation, to curtail the time of a seed contraction process and to surely support a heavy weight single crystal. A seed crystal of a silicon single crystal used when the single crystal is grown from molten silicon liquid by a Czochralski method is formed to show the heat emissivity of 0.5 or higher and lower than 1.0 at the point portion of the seed crystal. The point portion of the seed crystal is either a part or the whole of the portion that makes contact with the molten silicon liquid or a portion that makes contact with the molten silicon liquid and a portion that makes no contact with the molten silicon liquid in the vicinity of that portion. It is desirable to form at least 16 lines per 1 cm.sup.2 of fine grooves each having a width of 0.3 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignees: Mistsubishi Material Corporation, Mitsubishi Materials Silicon Corporation
    Inventors: Norihisa Machida, Hisashi Furuya
  • Patent number: 5712705
    Abstract: Arrangement for analysis of substances at or near the surface of an optical sensor with at least one wave-guiding film and at least one multidiffraction grating coupler for in-coupling and out-coupling of light beams, in which at least two light beams enclosing an angle .alpha. relative to one another are coupled in and by which at least two light beams enclosing an angle .phi. relative to one another are coupled out, and with a detection system for detecting the out-coupled light beams, wherein in-coupling and out-coupling are effected on one and the same side of the sensor and the in-couple beams and out-couple beams lie in different quadrants of the plane of incident light, and the angle .alpha. between the in-couple beams is greater than the angle .phi. between the out-couple beams. The arrangement has multiple uses for determining physical or chemical measured quantities based on the interaction of the guided light waves with the medium at or near the sensor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignees: Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH, F. Hoffman-La Roche, Schott Glaswerke
    Inventors: Christof Fattinger, Burkhard Danielzik, Dieter Graefe, Martin Heming, Frank-Thomas Lentes
  • Patent number: 5711233
    Abstract: The arrangement for treating combustion residues of a combustion installation comprises an ash discharger into which opens a fall shaft, into which the solid combustion residues fall from a furnace grate. The ash is conveyed from the ash discharger into the discharge shaft via a diagonally ascending push-out chute by a push-out ram whose operating rate is so adjusted that the ash is piled up in the fall shaft in a tower formation reaching above the liquid level. Fresh water or a chemical is introduced into the discharge shaft via an inlet. The ash discharger water present in the ash discharger and charged with fine particles is drained into a hermetically sealed settling tank via a draw-off duct. Ash discharger water, with which a chemical can be mixed via another line, is fed from the upper region of the settling tank by a pump via a return line to spray nozzles which are arranged in the upper region of the fall shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Martin GmbH fuer Umwelt- und Energietechnik
    Inventors: Johannes J. E. Martin, Oliver Gohlke, Walter J. Martin
  • Patent number: 5711333
    Abstract: The umbrella frame is provided with a movable yoke at the upper end and a stationary yoke at an intermediate point. Ribs are pivotally mounted on the movable yoke and struts are pivotally mounted on the fixed yoke while being pivotally mounted to intermediate points on the ribs. A downward movement of the upper yoke causes the ribs to splay outwardly so as to open the umbrella. A crank mechanism is connected to the upper yoke via a cord so that upon cranking of the crank mechanism in one direction, the upper yoke is pulled downwardly to open the umbrella. A clutch assembly is also provided in the crank assembly to lock the crank assembly against the weight of the ribs and cover while allowing a reverse rotation of the crank mechanism under a manually applied force to permit the umbrella to close under the weight of the ribs and cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Telescope Casual Furniture Co.
    Inventor: Robert D. Vanderminden, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5709679
    Abstract: In a method for removing a myoma, an antenna electrode is placed into a patient so that the antenna electrode is in contact with the patient's uterus. A cutting electrode is also inserted into the patient and placed into contact with uterine tissues about a myoma. The antenna electrode and the cutting electrode are energized with radio frequency energy so that the cutting electrode cuts through the uterine tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Inventors: Mitchell N. Essig, Peter J. Wilk
  • Patent number: 5710409
    Abstract: The control arrangement for cooking devices with an embedded control for regulating cooking process whose various parameters can be set by actuating elements at the cooking device is characterized by an external programming unit comprising a hand programming device for setting and storing, independently from the embedded control of the respective cooking devices, different cooking programs, diagnostic programs and user functions which can be called, checked and changed optionally and for transmitting such programs to every embedded control of every optional cooking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Convotherm Elektrogeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Schwarzbacker, Boguslaw Ziarko
  • Patent number: 5709801
    Abstract: Pullulan is precipitated from an aqueous solution by mixing with a hydrophilic organic solvent incapable of dissolving pullulan. Solid pullulan is then separated from the liquid component of the dispersion by feeding the dispersion into a V-type disk press having a pair of discoid screens arranged so that the distance between them decreases as they are rotated. The pullulan dispersion is pressed by the discoid screens, recovering the liquid component through the screens. The resulting low-liquid-content pullulan continues to rotate together with the screens to an outlet, where it is discharged from the press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignees: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., Shin-Etsu Bio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kanji Murofushi, Shigehiro Nagura, Jiro Moriya
  • Patent number: 5709837
    Abstract: A dry analytical element comprising at least one water-permeable reagent layer and a porous spreading layer laminated in this order on a support, wherein at least one layer which is the water-permeable reagent layer, the porous spreading layer or an optional water-permeable layer contains a water-soluble polybasic amino carboxylic acid which is an ampholyte. By applying an analytical element of the invention, an analyte can be measured at a high sensitivity using a small amount of an enzyme, etc., and shelf file can be extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Mori, Masashi Ogawa, Yoshikazu Amano
  • Patent number: D390502
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Lambo Rijssen Kunststoffen B.V.
    Inventor: Gerrit Bloemendal