Patents Represented by Law Firm McAulay Fisher Nissen & Goldberg
  • Patent number: 5749179
    Abstract: The wall bracket for the pre-rinse assembly includes a rod which is telescopically fitted in a base, a ferrule on the end of the rod and a compression nut which is threaded onto the base to circumferentially press the ferrule into clamping relation with the rod. The ferrule is sandwiched between the compression nut and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Component Hardware Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard P. Bohacik
  • Patent number: 5745970
    Abstract: A chucking magnet magnetizing method and magnetizing apparatus with which it is possible to carry out magnetization so that the magnetic attraction forces of chucking magnets are uniform even when there is some dispersion among products in the difference in height between the hub support and the chucking magnet are disclosed. Magnetization of a chucking magnet is carried out with the magnetizing power of a magnetizing device varied according to the difference in height between a hub support and the chucking magnet. There are provided a dimension measuring device for measuring the difference in height between the hub support and the chucking magnet and a varying device for varying the magnetization power from the magnetizing device based on measured values form the measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Sankyo Seiki Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sakashita, Masayuki Katagiri
  • Patent number: 5744575
    Abstract: An aromatic polyimide having a recurring unit of the formula (I): ##STR1## wherein Ar is a divalent aromatic group having one or two benzene rings which has a sulfonate group of --SO.sub.3 H, --SO.sub.3 M, and --SO.sub.3 N(L).sub.4 on the ring, wherein M is an alkali metal and L is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, is favorably employed in the form of a semipermeable film for gas separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Ube Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Nakanishi, Kenji Ito, Yoshihiro Kusuki
  • Patent number: 5745346
    Abstract: Proposed is a connecting socket used for electric connection between electrode terminals of a semiconductor package and electrode terminals of a circuit board by being interposed therebetween. The socket is an assembly consisting of a base body in the form of a frame made from an insulating material, in which a semiconductor package is put and secured in the position, and an anisotropically electroconductive elastic sheet member bonded to the bottom surface of the base body. When the socket holding the semiconductor package is mounted on a circuit board, electric conduction is established between the electrode terminals of the semiconductor package and the electrode terminals of the circuit board through the anisotropically electroconductive elastic sheet member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Ogawa, Motoo Yonekubo
  • Patent number: 5743656
    Abstract: A hydrodynamic bearing apparatus comprises at least two hydrodynamic bearing units which rotatably support a rotation member against a fixed member by hydrodynamic pressure of a lubricant filled in a bearing space. A thrust plate is adhesively bonded on one of the rotation member and fixed member to support the rotation member in an axial direction. The thrust plate and rotation member or fixed member form a junction. A mechanical bonding device bonds the thrust plate onto one of the rotation member and fixed member. A sealing agent prevents the lubricant from leaking from the junction between the thrust plate and the rotation member or fixed member. The sealing agent fills a space that communicates with the junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Sankyo Seiki Mfg. Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Gomyo, Tamotsu Nose, Masamichi Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 5744604
    Abstract: Methyl (3R, 6E)-3-?(tert-butyldimethylsilyl)oxy!-7-?2', 6'-diisopropyl-4'-(4"-fluorophenyl)-5'-(methoxymethyl)pyridin-3'-yl!-5-oxy -6-heptenoate or other 3-oxy-5-oxo-6-heptenoic acid derivative is prepared by the reaction of an aromatic aldehyde and an oxyglutaric acid derivative in an aliphatic alcohol containing a small amount of water in the presence of an alkali metal carbonate or hydrogen carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Ube Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumasa Harada, Akio Matsushita, Yasuhiro Kawachi, Hiroshi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 5741598
    Abstract: A polyimide/metal composite sheet is composed of a polyimide substrate film (made of polyimide prepared by reaction of symmetric biphenyltetracarboxylic acid dianhydride and p-phenylenediamine, and optionally 4,4'-diaminodiphenyl ether), a polyimide intervening layer (made of polyimide prepared by reaction of asymmetric biphenyltetracarboxylic acid dianhydride and 1,3-bis(4-aminophenoxy)benzene), and a metal foil. The polyimide substrate film and the intervening polyimide layer are firmly combined and hardly peelable from each other, and the intervening polyimide layer and the metal foil are combined strongly by hot-melt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Ube Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akinori Shiotani, Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Fumio Aoki, Katsutoshi Washio
  • Patent number: 5741711
    Abstract: A flame based method for analyzing a sample by introducing the sample into a combustible gas mixture, igniting the combustible gas mixture to produce a flame, and detecting a characteristic of the resulting flame to determine the identity and/or concentration of one or more chemical substances in the sample, wherein the combustible gas mixture is generated by water electrolysis. The same method is also utilizable for determining the identity and/or concentration of one or more chemical compounds in the sample. A flame based detector apparatus for analyzing a sample is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Aviv Amirav
    Inventors: Aviv Amirav, Nitzan Tzanani
  • Patent number: 5741477
    Abstract: A negative contrast agent for MRI is an aqueous suspension having a quantity of barium sulfate between 25 and 30 percent by weight and a quantity of bentonite between 2.5 and 3.5 percent by weight in which a substantial portion of the barium sulfate particles have a mean diameter of at least 10 microns. This negative contrast agent provides dark imaging in a T2 weighted pulse sequence; namely a relative signal intensity (RSI) approaching zero. It also provides a relative signal intensity (RSI) of under 30 percent of that of a reference that approximates tissue in a T1 weighted pulse sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: E-Z-EM, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Davis, Andrew A. Zwarun
  • Patent number: 5742050
    Abstract: There is provided a method for sample introduction into a mass spectrometer for performing sample analysis, including desorbing a sample by a laser beam and forming gaseous sample compounds, sweeping desorbed sample compounds with a carrier gas into a transfer line, transferring the sample compounds in the transfer line into a supersonic nozzle, expanding the sample compounds mixed with the carrier gas from the supersonic nozzle to form a supersonic free jet inside a vacuum chamber of a mass spectrometer, and ionizing and mass analyzing the sample compounds for the purpose of identification and/or quantification of the sample. An apparatus for carrying out the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Aviv Amirav
    Inventors: Aviv Amirav, Tzvi Shahar, Shai Dagan
  • Patent number: 5741023
    Abstract: The binding, which is suitable for touring skis as well as snowboards, is constructed in two parts and includes a base part which is shorter than the conventional touring binding and is mounted on a narrow snowboard by means of a fastening part without projecting over the lateral edges of the snowboard. As a result of the decreased length, the clamped in boot projects beyond the base part. A fastening part formed by a bearing part and a lengthening piece is arranged in a stationary manner with respect to the ski so that this base part can also be used as a touring binding. The lengthening piece is supported at the bearing part in a swivelable manner. This lengthening piece can be inserted into and secured within an insert enclosure constructed at the base part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: silvretta-sherpas Sportartikel GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Schiele, Norbert Eugler
  • Patent number: 5741579
    Abstract: Proposed is a novel heat-conductive sheet used for the transfer of heat from a heat-generating device, e.g., semiconductor devices, to a heat sink member mounted thereon by intervening therebetween. The heat-conductive sheet is a laminar body comprising an aluminum foil and a layer of a gel-like composite material consisting of a cured organopolysiloxane as the matrix phase and inorganic heat-conductive particles as the dispersed phase in the matrix. The gel-like heat-conductive layer is specified by a specific heat conductivity in the range from 0.001 to 0.005 calorie/cm.multidot.second.multidot..degree.C. and a specific consistency defined by the value of the 1/4-cone penetration in the range from 10 to 80 (.times.1/10 mm) at 25.degree. C. according to JIS K 2920.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 5741464
    Abstract: A sampling tube for use in sampling a liquid or fluid, wherein a single valve is in the tube, a universal movable ball in the tube, and liquid or fluid exit at one end of the tube having an opening defining an exit port, the liquid or fluid exit at the one end of the tube including at least two legs extending from the tube having a slot between each of the two adjacent legs for the exit of liquid or fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: MMC International Corp.
    Inventor: Frank S. Giannone
  • Patent number: 5738026
    Abstract: An improved device for sewing two articles with overlapped edges, includes a longitudinal guide (7), laterally delimited by two inclined, upwardly convergent, flat surfaces (7a,7b) on which a first article (1) and second article (2) to be sewn are moved. A curved winglet (11) is made integral with the top of the guide (7) and is bent downwards to overhang one of the inclined surface (7b). A folding over member (12), moves vertically over the longitudinal guide (7), so as to clamp an edge (3) of the first article (1) on the curved winglet (11), thus folding over the edge (3) so as to overlap a corresponding edge of the second article (2), while a needle (20) makes a stitch (4). A support element (17), equipped with a presser foot (18), presses the edge of the second article against the inclined surface (7b) of the guide (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Inventor: Mario Ciucani
  • Patent number: 5738024
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for reducing NO.sub.x pollution in flue gas produced by a power plant uses heat exchanger elements having extended surfaces which contain a SCR catalyst, with the heat exchanger elements located in the flue gas stream. Coolant is passed through the heat exchanger elements to cool the catalyst, with a temperature control system used to maintain the catalyst at its optimum temperature such that the maximum conversion of NO.sub.x is achieved. Utilizing the present invention, temperature cycling of the catalyst is avoided, prolonging the life of the catalyst, while at the same time optimizing the efficiency of conversion regardless of variations in the flue gas flow or temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Inventor: Phillip Winegar
  • Patent number: 5739222
    Abstract: A vinyl chloride polymer is prepared through suspension polymerization of a vinyl chloride monomer in the presence of a polymerization initiator in a reactor. The reactor is charged with up to 4/5 of the overall monomer charge to initiate polymerization. Polymerization is carried out under a certain saturated vapor pressure of P1 kgf/cm.sup.2 at a preset polymerization temperature. When the internal pressure of the reactor declines to P2 kgf/cm.sup.2, the remainder of the overall monomer charge is continuously fed to the reactor so as to maintain the internal pressure within the range of (P1-.DELTA.P) wherein .DELTA.P=P1-P2 ranges from 0.1 to 2.0 kgf/cm.sup.2. A vinyl chloride polymer having a high degree of polymerization is efficiently produced while alleviating the load of heat removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kobayashi, Tadashi Amano, Yoshitaka Okuno, Hideshi Kurihara, Tadaaki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 5739109
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of treating neuroinflammatory degenerative diseases which are cytokine mediated. The method involves administration of an effective amount of Peptide T or a related Peptide to diminish, halt or reverse the patient's loss of function due to neuroinflammation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Advanced Immunit Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Galpin, Dennis A. Casciato, Michael A. Davis, Saul M. Levin, MerriBeth Adams, Candace B. Pert, Michael R. Ruff, Gary Globe
  • Patent number: 5738971
    Abstract: A photosensitive composition comprises an organic polymer and a photo-polymerizable monomer. The photo-polymerizable monomer has the following formula: ##STR1## in which R.sup.1 represents an alkylene group having 2 to 5 carbon atoms, R.sup.2 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, and n represents the number of 0.5 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tamotsu Suzuki, Mikio Totsuka
  • Patent number: 5739451
    Abstract: A hand held electronic music reference machine includes a platform having a keyboard and a display for displaying text. A database removably or permanently mounted to the platform has a first memory portion storing, for each of a multiplicity of songs, selected lyrics and identification information including a title. The database has a second memory portion storing a segment from each of the songs. A user actuated selection component is operatively connected to the first memory portion of the database and to the display for permitting operator selection of a song from a list of song titles shown on the display and inducing display of the lyrics stored in the first memory portion for the selected song. In addition, a user actuated audio production element provided on the platform is operatively coupled to selection component and the database for enabling an audible reproduction of the segment stored in the second memory portion for the selected song.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Franklin Electronic Publishers, Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregory J. Winksy, Michael Woolf, Jules Egyud
  • Patent number: D393865
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Thomson Multimedia (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Philippe Starck