Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Nexsen Pruet Jacobs & Pollard, LLC
  • Patent number: 7021013
    Abstract: A compensator (18) is provided for compensating thermal expansions of ducts or pipelines (10) for carrying flows of hot media, especially ducts that are lined with fire-proof material. The compensator (18) is easy to maintain and is relatively simple in its design. This compensator (18) permits inspection of the operability of the expansion gap (19) between adjacent sections of the pipeline (10) and its elastic temperature-resistant jointing material (20) from the outside of the pipeline. The expansion gap (19) in the flame-proof lining is arranged in a cross section plane of the pipeline that is adjacent to but below the cross section plane of the corrugated pipe compensator (18) attached to the steel sheet jackets (15) of adjacent sections of pipeline (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventors: Horst Schilling, Ralf Filges
  • Patent number: 6729247
    Abstract: A method, and apparatus, for cremating the remains of a deceased being. The method comprises transporting a mobile crematorium to a location wherein the deceased is to be cremated. The mobile crematorium comprises a first combustion chamber, wheels and a trailer hitch. The deceased remains are then heated in the first combustion chamber to a temperature of at least 1000° F. thereby creating combustion gases and noncombustible materials. The combustion gases are allowed to exit the first combustion chamber and the noncombustible materials are removed and placed in a storage device such as an urn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Inventors: Andrew Brown, Nelle B. Brown
  • Patent number: 6713242
    Abstract: A processing method has been provided for an exposed silver halide black-and-white negative working sound recording film element, said processing method comprising the steps of processing said sound recording film element in a processing apparatus providing processing ability in a daylight environment, said processing method comprising the steps of developing in a time of less than 20 seconds; fixing in a fixer; rinsing and drying; making use of an automatic processing machine, the mentioned processing steps being followed by a step of controlling black-and-white densitometry, therefor providing the processing machine with a densitometer; further recording in a motion picture color print film and processing therein image area frames originating from an exposed and processed color negative recording film and from (an) optical soundtrack(s) originating from a silver halide black-and-white negative working sound recording film element, wherein said film element has been processed, after having been exposed, by t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventor: Jean Burtin
  • Patent number: 6709599
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing waste streams wherein a slipstream is formed on the upstream side of an ultrafiltration membrane (120) to carry collected and concentrated filter reject to a microfilter (170) via a slipstream through a conduit (155) at a very low flux through the microfilter. The low flux gives the particles in this stream a chance to interact and thus form an irregular matrix that itself helps to trap particles. The effluent from this matrix and microfilter is returned upstream of the ultrafiltration membrane via a conduit (165) to be repeatedly collected and concentrated. The suspended solids removed from the reject stream and microfilter may then be disposed of directly without further processing. For metal ions, the removal efficiency of ultrafiltration membrane can be improved by injecting sulfide compounds or other compounds upstream of ultrafiltration membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Rwe Nukem Corporation
    Inventors: Stefan Rosenberger, James H Wilson, Howard Whitehead, Randall B. Underwood, John M Raymount, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6709586
    Abstract: A method and device for dewatering most liquid/solid solutions and slurries is described. A dewatering device having a dewatering pump in fluid communication with a filter rack with vertically arrayed filter elements that is carried by a container. To begin the dewatering process, the filter rack is lowered to the bottom of the container and the liquid/solid slurry is introduced. Next, the dewatering pump draws the liquid from the slurry into the filter rack and then to the pump. When dewatering efficiency decreases, the dewatering operation is momentarily stopped and the filter elements of the filter rack are backpulsed with air and raised to dislodge the filter cakes that have formed. The filter rack is then relowered and the dewatering operation continues. These steps of dewatering, backpulsing, raising the filter rack, and lowering filter rack are continued until the container is full of dewatered solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Studsvik, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Bradley Mason
  • Patent number: 6710356
    Abstract: A phosphor panel with a protective coating divided in at least two layers, a layer A, being closest to said phosphor layer and a layer B farther away from said phosphor layer wherein the layer A is a layer of parylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert
    Inventors: Paul Leblans, Rudi Van den Bergh, Ludo Joly, Luc Struye
  • Patent number: 6706551
    Abstract: A method for the manufacturing of a Thin Film Inorganic Light Emitting Diode is disclosed. The device contains in one single layer or in a double layer a dispersion of zinc sulfide doped with a luminescent centre, and a water-compatible p-type semiconductive polymer, preferably a polythiophene/polymeric polyanion complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventor: Hieronymus Andriessen
  • Patent number: 6705939
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preventing the culturing of microorganisms, including molds, mildew, fungus, viruses, bacteria and insects, within the walls (10), ceilings (15) and floors (45) of a building (12) to eliminate these as a source of respiratory illness and fungal disease among the occupants of a building (12). The method comprises circulating drier, cleaner air into the space (24) between the interior surface (18) and exterior surface (20) of the wall (10), ceiling (15) and floor (45) of the building (12). The apparatus includes a pump (28) and a network of piping (26) installed in the walls (10), ceilings (15) and floors (45) and adapted to create a flow of dry air within the them that absorbs moisture which would otherwise promote the culturing of the microorganisms. Preferably, sensors (32) inside the wall (10), ceiling (15) and floor (45) are connected to a controller (30) to activate the pump (28) when the moisture level rises to a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventor: Roger R. Roff
  • Patent number: 6708067
    Abstract: The invention relates to a test cable which has an at least two-wire design and which is provided for a sterile application, e.g. during the implantation of a cardiac pacemaker. The test cable serves as an electrical connection between the probe (electrode connector 1) and the test device (24). The test cable comprises electrical connecting elements assigned to the test device (24) and the contact elements which can be connected to the electrical contact surfaces (contact pin 3 and electrode connector ring 4) of the probe. The test cable has a thin flexible litz wire line (12) and is designed as a disposable part. In addition, the first contact element is configured as an alligator clip (9) and the second contact element is configured or as a contact spring (5) or a contact sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventor: Hans Jurgen Bisping
  • Patent number: 6690272
    Abstract: An accessory brake light system for a vehicle comprising a secondary brake light attached to a front of said vehicle. A power source is provided for supplying power to a primary brake light. The primary brake light is attached to the rear of the vehicle. A switch connects the power to the primary brake light when the brake is engaged by an operator which causes the primary brake light to illuminate. A delay mechanism is provided which is capable of determining a delay period after the brake is engaged and the power is connected to the secondary brake light after te delay period thereby illuminating the secondary brake light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventor: Darren K. Hall
  • Patent number: 6685581
    Abstract: An athletic practice machine for training offensive and defensive players, such as football players and for training martial arts and kick boxing athletes. Each dummy of the training device may be latched in a spring loaded retracted position and the dummies may be individually released to spring to a forward leaning position simulating opponent movement. The dummy release may be accomplished by movement of a coach's staff. In training units having three laterally spaced dummies, the end dummies are positioned forward of the central dummy and face inwardly to form an arc. Movement of the helmet bearing staff forward releases the central dummy and lateral movement of the helmet bearing staff releases the dummy on the side toward which the staff is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Rae Crowther Company
    Inventors: Harry W. Krause, Jeffrey Lowery
  • Patent number: 6686142
    Abstract: A chemically and spectrally-sensitized emulsion has been described, wherein said emulsion comprising (100) cubic silver halide grains with an average edge length of from 0.2 up to 1.5 &mgr;m, has been spectrally sensitized by addition at least three trimethine dyes: a main spectral sensitizer added in an amount of at least 85 mole % of all spectral sensitizers added, followed by adding a second spectral sensitizer in an amount of not more than 10 mole % and a third spectral sensitizer in an amount of at most 1 mole % wherein at least said main spectral sensitizer has two benzoxazole rings in its chemical structure, at least said third spectral sensitizer has two benzimidazole rings in its chemical structure and wherein the said second spectral sensitizer has a structure more sterically hindered than the structure of the other spectral sensitizers. A light-sensitive silver halide photographic film material coated with such emulsion and a radiographic screen/film combination has been described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Kathy Elst, Paul Callant
  • Patent number: 6675515
    Abstract: A luminous electric display unit is disclosed in which glass tubing containing inert gas such as neon is entirely or substantially enclosed within a protective housing, thereby providing protection both for the glass tubing and the public.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Fallon Luminous Products
    Inventors: Timothy Ross Fallon, Walter Keisler Tanner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6675562
    Abstract: A portable modular implement system is described. The system comprises a power source which comprises a motor. The motor comprises a crank shaft with an upper end and a lower end. A casing is attached to the motor exterior to the upper end of the crankshaft. The casing further comprises a void. An implement assembly comprising an implement bracket is reversibly attached to the power source. An implement is attached to the implement bracket. The implement comprises an implement drive shaft wherein the implement drive shaft protrudes through the void and couples with the crankshaft below the casing when the implement bracket is attached to the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Inventor: Robert C. Lawrence
  • Patent number: D484763
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: One World Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Tailun Kam Lun Sham, Kenneth M. Brazell, Charles M. Wacker
  • Patent number: D487154
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Proventure (Far East), Limited
    Inventors: Stuart A. Cook, Bruno Gimelli, James N. Doyle, Jr.
  • Patent number: D487280
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: One World Technologies, Limited
    Inventors: Tsang Lap Hon, Daniel Alex Chunn
  • Patent number: D487383
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: One World Technologies Limited
    Inventor: David Wai Wah Ng
  • Patent number: D487474
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: One World Technologies, Limited
    Inventor: Tsang Lap Hon
  • Patent number: D494034
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: One World Technologies, Limited
    Inventor: Benson Chun Kit Cheung