Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Nexsen Pruet Jacobs & Pollard, LLC
  • Patent number: 6675047
    Abstract: A method of electromagnetic field therapy consists in that an organ or a whole organism is locally acted upon with a pulsed electromagnetic field with a radio pulse packet repetition frequency within a range of from 0.1 to 100 Hz with spacing of 0.01 Hz, and the electromagnetic field carrier frequency ranging from 10 to 15 kHz. An apparatus for carrying out the method of the invention comprises a power supply source (1), a stabilizer (2), an antenna (4), a matching unit (3), a unit (5) for shaping packets of radio pulses, made as a microprocessor controller with a permanent memory, a computer interface unit (6), a liquid-crystal display (7), and a keyboard (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Inventors: Sergei Petrovich Konoplev, Tatyana Petrovna Konopleva
  • Patent number: 6669364
    Abstract: A cassette assembly comprising an X-ray cassette, with a tube side and a cover, and an intensifying screen wherein the cassette assembly further comprises a compensation element adapted to the intensifying screen so as to have a cassette assembly with predetermined X-ray absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Rudy Van den Bergh, Jurgen Van Limbergen, Manfred Schmidt, Heinz Backhaus, Ernst Widemann
  • Patent number: 6667111
    Abstract: High energy flux infrared heaters are used to treat an object having a surface section and a base section such that a desired characteristic of the surface section is physically, chemically, or phasically changed while the base section remains unchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: UT Battelle LLC
    Inventors: Vinod K. Sikka, Craig A. Blue, Evan Keith Ohriner
  • Patent number: 6666680
    Abstract: A dual-train or multi-train installation for the production of cement clinker from raw meal includes several cyclone suspension heat exchanger trains which provide substantially equal gas and meal loads of the following gas-solid suspensions through use of a vortex homogenization chamber (29), having an inlet opening (30) for the gas-solid suspension and having at least two outlets to a pair of pipes (28, 31) for the discharge of the thoroughly blended homogenized gas-solid suspension substreams. The vortex homogenization chamber (29) is positioned in a calcination stage (17), upstream of its branching and splitting between the several heat exchanger trains (A, B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag, AG
    Inventors: Carsten Eckert, Stefan K├Âllen, Hubert Ramesohl, Matthias Mersmann
  • Patent number: 6666213
    Abstract: The method for treating glaucoma, consisting in that an osteoplastic trepanation in the frontal region above the affected eyeball, followed by effecting an extradural approach to the superior orbital wall. Next the aqueous humour is let to flow out by effecting a resection trepanation of the superior orbital wall in order to establish a contact between the edematous perieyeball fat and the dural surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventor: Aleksandr Igorevich Svadovskiy
  • Patent number: 6659065
    Abstract: An internal combustion rotary engine that employs resilient, flexible vanes attached to a rotor that spins within an oval cavity in a housing. The vanes, which are long enough to extend slightly radially from the rotor by a distance beyond the interior surface of the cavity, bend in response to the cyclical variation between the rotor and the oval cavity in order to define four chambers and form a sliding seal with the interior surface. As the vanes revolve with the rotating rotor, the volumes of these four chambers vary cyclically and enable the four phases of an approximate Otto Cycle. The engine is more efficient than a conventional, reciprocating engine because the expansion force of the combustion gas acts directly on the rotating element with a minimum of moving parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Inventor: David C Renegar
  • Patent number: 6662190
    Abstract: An improvement to an automatic data extractor has the capability of discovering new values that are not recognized by the vocabulary of the automatic data extractor and adding them to the record being formed and to the vocabulary, thus accumulating new vocabulary through use. The extractor gleans new values by deducing them from the structure of the text data and learns them by adding them to its vocabulary. The data extractor determines the structure of the data in much the same way as prior art data extractors but then a discovery process is used to identify a series of field lists using preferably at least one field parser and a field grader. The results of the grader are returned to an attribute mapper that identifies the position in the field list for each of the attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: iSpheres Corporation
    Inventors: Eric T Bax, Julian Pellico
  • Patent number: 6655047
    Abstract: A fire arrester for use with a clothes dryer includes a fire detector at the dryer vent to detect fires starting in the dryer and provides an electrical power disconnect means to break the flow of electrical power being supplied to operate the dryer. Optionally, the signal is applied to release an extinguishing agent or fire suppressant into the interior of the dryer just prior to shutting off the dryer blower. The output signal from the fire detector can also be used to provide various alarms, including local visual and/or alarms, as well as a remote alarm, which can be accomplished by sending a signal to a remote monitoring facility such as a home intrusion service or to a local fire department. Optionally, the activation of any of the alarm signals, and/or the activation of any of the features or functions of the fire arrester can be accomplished by using wireless communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Inventor: Andrew C Miller, II
  • Patent number: 6655617
    Abstract: A simply and compactly built drive system for a tube mill is provided whose force transmission is no longer threatened by flexures and other deformations of the grinding tube. A one-piece ring gear having a diameter less than or equal to the diameter of the grinding tube is attached to the small diameter end of a discharge cone of the grinding tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag AG
    Inventors: Alexander Hagedorn, Norbert Aufsfeld
  • Patent number: 6653517
    Abstract: Presented is a method and apparatus for converting both organic and inorganic materials into more desirable products by the expedient of breaking down these materials into their stable molecular constituents and reforming them into more desirable substances. The process involves the use of two chambers. Blended solid and fluid wastes are augered into the first chamber and agitated, preferably by rotating the chamber so that the waste tumbles over internal fins, while a heat gradient is applied. Carbon and inorganic solid wastes are removed from the system and fluid wastes passed to a second chamber where they are again subjected to a heat gradient. Effluents are recovered and condensed. Electromagnetic radiation, preferably from microwaves, and/or lasers, masers or ultrasonic energy is applied to the wastes in both chambers. Liberal use of catalysts is made in the chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventor: Billy P Bullock
  • Patent number: 6647700
    Abstract: A process and apparatus are provided for transferring material from an isolated environment into a storage carrier through a conduit that can be sealed with a plug. The plug and conduit can then be severed to provide a hermetically sealed storage carrier containing the material which may be transported for storage or disposal and to maintain a seal between the isolated environment and the ambient environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Westinghouse Savannah River Company
    Inventors: Steven L. Tibrea, Joseph A. D'Amelio, Brent A. Daugherty
  • Patent number: 6646567
    Abstract: A wireless telematic thermometer for remote measurement of a human or animal body on the basis of information transmitted by a transmitting module and received by a receiving module, in which the temperature evaluation is carried out in the receiving module, the transmitting module having a probe that is permanently in contact with the body, for obtaining digital sequences which are periodically sent to the receiver, with the cooperation of a transistor controlled by a microprocessor. The receiver has receiving means associated with a microprocessor, which controls movement recorders for displaying the information on a viewing screen; it also has acoustic and luminous warning means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Benjamin Martinez Olivas
  • Patent number: 6644081
    Abstract: A system and method for adjusting the orientation of trim tabs on a helicopter rotor blade includes a gage, a bender and a calibrator plate. The gage is secured to the calibrator plate which holds the gage in an orientation that simulates a rotor blade with trim tabs at zero degrees so that the gage can be zeroed. The gage is then removed and positioned on a rotor blade. Because the gage is supported on the blade by rollers, it is free to roll along the length of the blade and may thereby be positioned and repositioned quickly. Once in position, the bender is applied to the trim tabs adjacent to the gage and tightened using thumb screws. The handle of the bender allows the trim tabs to be adjusted while verifying that the amount of adjustment indicated by the gage dial indicator matches the preselected angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Joseph Keith Berry
  • Patent number: 6646537
    Abstract: A single circuit element, referred to as a solid state rectifying fuse (SSRF), rectifies an incoming AC signal and opens the circuit if a programmed maximum current level is reached. The anode or cathode depending upon the particular application is designed with a plurality of conductors strips in electrical contact with the P or N region, respectively. Conductor strips are composed of a material that melts open if the current limit is exceeded. Conductor strips are designed to have a lower total current handling capacity than that of the PN junction so that the current is reduced or terminated before the PN junction can “short.” Depending on the desired maximum current of the SSRF, the current limit can be adjusted downward by burning out or severing some of the conductors. In this sense, it is a programmable diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Ventur Research & Development Corp.
    Inventor: James W Gibboney, Jr.
  • Patent number: D481919
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: One World Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Tailun Kam Lun Sham, Kenneth M. Brazell, Charles M. Wacker
  • Patent number: D482171
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: One World Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Kevin Lai Kok Vui, Charles M. Wacker
  • Patent number: D483533
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: One World Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Sana Mok Sze Ki
  • Patent number: D484101
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: One World Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Charles Keith Long, Kenneth M. Brazell, James A. Keith, Jr.
  • Patent number: D484605
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Proventure (Far East), Limited
    Inventors: Stuart A. Cook, Bruno Gimelli, James N. Doyle, Jr.
  • 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