Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Milde, Hoffberg & Macklin, LLP
  • Patent number: 6429812
    Abstract: A mobile communications device comprising a location sensing system, producing a location output; a memory, storing a set of locations and associated events: a telecommunications device, communicating event and location information between a remote system and said memory; and a processor, processing said location output in conjunction with said stored locations and associated events in said memory, to determine a priority thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Inventor: Steven M. Hoffberg
  • Patent number: 6388532
    Abstract: A system and method for programming a digitally tunable oscillator is provided. A desired output frequency is received. A tuning effect of a set of digital tuning words on a crystal resonant frequency is determined, and valid parameters of an algorithm for translating and tuning the crystal resonant frequency to a value within an error tolerance of the desired frequency, based on the determined tuning effect are calculated. Valid parameters are preferably calculated based on an intermediate tuning value, sorted by ascending divide parameter of the algorithm, and then evaluated in sorted order for ability of a tuning effect to null frequency error to within the error tolerance. The valid set of calculated parameters are then programmed into a nonvolatile memory. The oscillator control parameters may remain unprogrammed until all necessary parameters are defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Cardinal Components, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Babcock
  • Patent number: 6371240
    Abstract: The modular anechoic panel system provides modular anechoic panel for construction of anechoic chambers particularly advantageous for use in sound testing and measurement. The modular anechoic panel incorporates into a single structural member the elements of structural support, transmission loss features, and the wedge base and air space elements of an anechoic wedge thus providing enhanced protection to elements of the anechoic wedge. The modular anechoic panel provides a durable structural member and, as assembled, form a structural shell of an anechoic chamber having a reduced footprint. Additionally, the modular anechoic panel provides a compression clip mounting system for conveniently mounting and replacing wedge tips, thus allowing for use of standard wedge tip materials and easy assembly, repair and replacement of damaged wedge tips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Austin Acoustic Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Hayes, John Phillips
  • Patent number: 6370849
    Abstract: A synthetic saddle tree for riding saddles having a shell-shaped seat region (4) and an upwards raised pommel section (6) attaching thereto at the front and running towards the withers of the horse is characterised in that in the seat region a window (14) covered by a pad (16) is left open. Thus, a saddle having a softer seat region can be manufactured in this way than saddles using conventional synthetic saddle trees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Georg Kieffer Sattlerwarenfabrik GmbH
    Inventors: Curt Merker, Hjalmar Konzet
  • Patent number: 6367812
    Abstract: A radial shaft-sealing ring with a sealing (1) ring made of a polymer with sealing properties, rubber for example. The sealing ring has at least one lip (2) that rests on the shaft (4) against a backing ring (3) at the side not subject to pressure. The lip is permanently fastened to a reinforcing ring (5). The cross-section of the reinforcing ring in accordance with the invention is L shaped with at least one wall that extends radially inward and rests against and partly covers the backing ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Carl Freudengerg
    Inventors: Hans Reinhardt, Rolf Vogt
  • Patent number: 6367631
    Abstract: The invention describes a locking system for stacking boxes that is characterized by individual plate-shaped elements, where two such plate-shaped elements each are assigned and can be attached to two opposite sides of a stacking box. Each element exhibits locking components at its top and bottom side, that can be locked in an engaging manner to locking components of elements that are assigned to a stacking box stacked above or below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: I.V.E. AG Gesellschaft fuer Innovative Verpackungsentwicklungen
    Inventor: Manfred Steigerwald
  • Patent number: 6361047
    Abstract: A game system having a playing board which comprises one or more regions of polarized adhesion material, and a plurality of playing pieces, each with two faces, which may have polarized adhesion material of one or both types. The polarized adhesion material is preferably hook and loop fastener material. The game rules provide that playing pieces are deposited only where adhesion is strong, and may be stacked in accordance with this rule. Other rules are applied to define and differentiate game play. The game board is optionally reconfigurable, and may also have integrated electronics. The game board may include a foldable housing to contain the playing pieces when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Inventor: Clif Militello
  • Patent number: 6358565
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for making a protective coating containing silicon carbide on at least a portion of the surface of a substrate made from a material with a softening temperature that is above the temperature applied to make the protective coating, where silicon is deposited on the portion of the surface of the substrate and where, under vacuum or in an inert atmosphere, the substrate is heated to a temperature above the melting point of silicon, and the silicon is brought to reaction with carbon that is contained in a porous coating. The surface of the object to be coated is initially provided with a porous carbon coating with an open porosity in a range between 40 and 95%, where said porous carbon coating is covered with a uniform coating of silicon, where the ratio in percent of mass (Ma-%) of the applied silicon to that of the carbon in the porous carbon coating is greater than 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft-und Raumfahrt E.V.
    Inventors: Walter Krenkel, Thilo Henke
  • Patent number: 6357240
    Abstract: A method for flushing contaminants from a contaminated refrigeration system, comprising flushing a continuously purified volatile composition through a portion of a refrigeration system during a first phase; flushing an aqueous solvent through the portion of the refrigeration system during a second phase; and drying the portion of the refrigeration system to remove residual water. The source of purified volatile composition preferably employs a recycling or in-line purification system, for example, a fractional distillation system. The preferred volatile composition is R-22.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Hudson Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Zugibe, Arthur R. Mika
  • Patent number: 6352248
    Abstract: A hydraulically damped bearing having a first anchoring member (2) and a second anchoring member (3) that are arranged in a movable fashion to one another, having a spring element (6) operating between the first and second anchoring members (2, 3), and having an operating chamber (10) filled with a damping fluid and a compensation chamber (11) separate from the operating chamber (10) and connected to it via a channel (14) that is defined by the channel walls and that allows the fluid to pass through. The volume of the operating chamber (10) changes due to the relative movement of the first and second anchoring members (2, 3), such that the damping fluid is moved in the channel (14) between the compensation chamber (11) and the operating chamber (10). The operating chamber (10) and the compensation chamber (11) are separated by a separating wall (12) that is impacted on both sides by the damping fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg
    Inventors: Arno Hamaekers, Hans-Joachim Rudolf, Arnold Simuttis
  • Patent number: 6352499
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for operating a centrifuging unit with a centrifuging container, in particular a centrifuging bowl, for separating the components of a liquid, in particular blood, containing components with different specific weights. The centrifuging container has a separation chamber, a liquid inlet into the separation chamber. The inlet and the outlet extend through a revolving passage at the upper end of the container. The inlet is in communication with an inlet duct which opens in a defined area of the container into the separation chamber. A pumping device is provided for filling and/or emptying the centrifuging container. The liquid to be centrifuged is supplied through the inlet. After a desired amount is separated, the flow direction between the inlet and the outlet is reversed while the centrifuging container continues to rotate at its full working speed, so that at least one of the separated components is discharged from the separation chamber through the inlet duct and the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Inventor: Peter Geigle
  • Patent number: 6351477
    Abstract: Optically pumped amplifiers, in particular solid-state amplifiers, comprise an amplification medium (1) and an optical pumping arrangement (5) via which the pumping radiation is coupled to the amplification medium (1), the pumping radiation being formed before coupling. The volume of the amplification medium is only partially pumped; the pumped volume of the amplification medium is approximately rectangular in cross-section and approximately perpendicular to the optical axis; and the ratio of the width to height of the rectangular cross-section is greater than 1:8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventor: Keming Du
  • Patent number: 6350467
    Abstract: A method of increasing glutathione levels in mammalian cells comprising administering an oral bolus of encapsulated pharmaceutically stabilized glutathione in a rapidly dissolving formulation to a mammal on an empty stomach. Pharmaceutical formulations including glutathione are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Antioxidant Pharmaceuticals Corp.
    Inventors: Harry B. Demopoulos, Myron L. Seligman
  • Patent number: 6351265
    Abstract: A method of providing normalized images, comprising the steps of: (a) receiving an electronic representation of an image including a head; (b) extracting the head from the image; (c) determining a size of the head; (d) rescaling the head to a plurality of desired sizes; and (e) outputting the plurality of rescaled heads as printed images on a medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Personalized Online Photo LLC
    Inventor: Richard L. Bulman
  • Patent number: 6346714
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for processing a photostimulatable image plate (8). The image plate (8) is taken out of a cassette (1, 40), processed and placed back in the same cassette (1, 40), the cassette being conveyed from an input station (20) to an output station (22). The cassette (1, 40) is rotated about a vertical axis during conveyance once the image plate is taken out of the cassette and before said plate is reinserted in the same cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Juergen Mueller, Walter Bauer
  • Patent number: 6345238
    Abstract: A linear temperature sensor that incorporates passive bipolar semiconductor devices and is capable of high accuracy over a very wide temperature range. The passive bipolar semiconductor device splits a voltage drop between the bipolar semiconductor and a resistor, such that the voltage drop varies approximately linearly in negative dependence on temperature. Optionally the linearity may be improved by providing sufficient current to produce a self-heating effect which compensates for non-linear deviations in performance at low temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Airpax Corporation, LLC
    Inventor: Shaun Goodwin
  • Patent number: 6344102
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a structured voluminous non-woven fabric, comprising the following steps: producing a spunbonded non-woven fabric consisting of a plurality of monofilaments which are stretched only at 50 to 70% of the maximum possible stretch range to form a fiber skein and subsequent processing the raw non-woven fabric by means of a second pair of rollers (10a, b) with a metal outer jacket to improve the velvet finish. In the second pair of rollers, the positive elements of the positive roller are nops (11) arranged in rows and the surface of the negative roller has lamellas (13) which are arranged in an axial direction and provided with intermediate recesses (14) so that when the rollers roll against each other the lamellas engage in the channels left open by the nops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Advanced Design Concepts GmbH
    Inventor: Werner Wagner
  • Patent number: 6338305
    Abstract: The present invention makes possible the economic and environmental use of high sulfur coal by removing the sulfur at the power generating plant. This process reduces the risk of fire, explosion, and freezing in storing and transporting reclaimed, ground coal, and moves the reclamation process to the site of the power plant, while providing electronic controls to monitor and adjust the reclamation process to produce controlled feedstock for the power plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Inventors: H. Thomas McHenry, Alan N. Alpern
  • Patent number: D455084
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Mauboussin SA
    Inventor: Patrick Goulet Mauboussin
  • Patent number: RE37730
    Abstract: In a method for collecting on judgments, zip code data is maintained in electronic form in a memory of a digital computer. The zip code data includes, for each given zip code, a list of respective zip codes all geographically contiguous to the given zip code. Bank data is also maintained in electronic form in the memory of the digital computer. The bank data includes bank identification information and address zip codes for banks covered by the bank data. In implementing the method, a zip code for a judgment defendant is entered into the computer. The computer is then operated to determine (i) a plurality of zip codes contiguous to the entered zip code and (ii) target banks with addresses having one of the entered zip code and the determined contiguous zip codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Wind Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: H. Lee Wind