Patents Represented by Attorney Notaro & Michalos P.C.
  • Patent number: 7717310
    Abstract: A backpack has a generally rigid support having a front face and a back face, shoulder straps attached to the support for holding same against a back of a user, and structure on the back face for holding an object. A pressurizable and flexible bladder covers generally all of the front face of the support and has a closable fill opening. This bladder is secured to the front face of the support with the fill opening accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: E. Mishan & Sons, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence W. Zalinsky, Kathleen V. Gee, Richard J. Rekuc
  • Patent number: 7707891
    Abstract: A pressure measuring cell has a first housing body and a membrane arranged proximate the housing body, both of ceramic. The membrane has a peripheral edge joined to the first housing body to create a reference pressure chamber. A second housing body made of ceramic material is opposite the membrane and is joined to the peripheral edge of the membrane, the second housing body together with the membrane forming a measurement pressure chamber. The second housing body has a port for connecting the pressure measuring cell to a medium to be measured. The first housing body, the second housing body and the membrane are tightly connected along the peripheral edge of the membrane in a central area of the first housing body a hole is formed, reaching through the first housing body and at least in the central region of the membrane and opposite the hole a surface of the membrane is formed as a first optically reflective area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Inficon GmbH
    Inventors: Jarkko Antila, Dietmar Bertsch, Felix Mullis, Martin Wüest
  • Patent number: 7706908
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for positioning a wafer (3) with a reference mark (6) in a vacuum processing unit with a transport chamber containing a transport device (2, 20, 21) for moving the wafers (3) in a plane to a process chamber arranged on said chamber and a single sensor (1), arranged within the transport chamber before the process chamber for recording the position of the wafer (3) by means of recording the edge thereof at a first detection point (4) and a second detection point (5), such that the actual position of the wafer (12) with a known wafer diameter can be determined with electronic analysis of both measured detection points (4, 5) and the transport device (2, 20, 21) guides the wafer (3) to a desired set position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: OC Oerlikon Balzers AG
    Inventors: Bart Scholte Van Mast, Holger Christ, Ruedi Schmucki
  • Patent number: 7701227
    Abstract: An EIT system includes a plurality of voltage sources for supplying a corresponding plurality of voltages to a corresponding number of other structures, voltage source calibration means for calibrating each voltage source, and switching means for individually connecting the calibration means to each voltage source in succession during a period when each other structure is in an inactive condition. Calibrating respective voltages and currents for each voltage source compensates for shunt impedance of each voltage source. A method for calibrating the system includes individually connecting the calibration means to each voltage source in succession during a period when each other structure is in an inactive condition for calibrating all of said voltage sources in the same way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Gary J. Saulnier, Ning Liu, Alexander S. Ross
  • Patent number: 7683153
    Abstract: Acyl-ethyleneurea terminated compounds based on the reaction of ethyleneurea with dibasic acids or methyl esters of dibasic acids or cyclic anhydrides are useful as modifying agents, cure accelerators and blocking agents with tertiary amine catalysts for epoxy resins. As epoxy modifiers, they react with epoxy resins at 120 degrees C. without a catalyst to produce modified epoxies having increased viscosity and increased reactivity and solvent power. When combined with a suitable tertiary amine catalyst, they are useful as cure accelerators at a low cure temperature of about 80 degrees C. When combined with a tertiary amine, they form complexes which provide superior latency of the epoxy-hardener mixture at 20 degrees C. Heat-curable epoxy-based compositions treated with the materials of the invention and processes whereby the various novel compositions of the invention are made, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: ARDES Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard D. Schile
  • Patent number: 7677610
    Abstract: The connection and joint piece (1) comprises a housing (3) and a sleeve (12), made from a multi-piece injection moulded plastic part. The sleeve (12) comprises an outer piece (14), forming an outer seal and an inner piece (15), forming an inner seal and a region with spring tongues (24, 25) and locking tabs (26, 27). The sleeve (12) is a multi-component injection moulded piece. In the assembled state the sleeve (12) is located in the central cavity (4) of the connector piece (1) and encloses one end (6) of a well tube (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: PMA AG
    Inventors: Ernst Schwarz, Sabine Fauland
  • Patent number: 7666484
    Abstract: Film for wrapping food products, made of an edible or inedible material, curved onto itself along a longitudinal axis to form a cylinder in which the longitudinal side edges of the film are overlapping to a certain extent are in direct contact with each other but not otherwise connected, shirred or wrinkled in the manner of an accordion to form folds perpendicular to the axis of said cylinder, that can have an internal support in the form of a tube of a stiff material, and which can be externally coated by a separation sheet and an also shirred tubular net, and the method for manufacturing it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Viscofan, S.A.
    Inventor: Juan Luis Arias López
  • Patent number: 7666908
    Abstract: The present invention relates to method for enhancing cognitive function in a mammal, comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof an effective amount of a compound of the formula (I): Further, the present invention provides a method for treating a disorder of cognitive function in a mammal, comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof an effective amount of a compound of the formula (I):
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventors: Igor Anatolievich Pomytkin, Pavel Vasilievich Verteletsky
  • Patent number: 7662470
    Abstract: This invention concerns an agglomeration of particles to be used as additives for moulding thermoplastic polymers or paints, said agglomeration being in the form of chips, flakes, powder or paste in which a coating with a carrier of said particles is provided that moves in between the particles to keep them essentially separate from one another, said particles being substantially coated all over their surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Supercolori S.p.A.
    Inventor: Lorenzo Costa
  • Patent number: 7658884
    Abstract: The apparatus for deriving at least one property like turbidity or fluorescence of a sample liquid from measuring emitted light emitted from said sample liquid upon irradiation of said sample liquid with a probe light beam comprises a container for containing said sample liquid, said sample liquid forming a sample surface. It furthermore comprises a light source for generating said probe light beam directed, in an angle ?1?0° with respect to a sample surface normal, at said sample surface, and a detector adapted to detecting an intensity of said emitted light emitted through said sample surface out of said sample liquid generally along a first detection axis, said first detection axis forming an angle ?1?0° with a sample surface normal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Swan Analytische Instrumente AG
    Inventor: Heinz Wagner
  • Patent number: 7655697
    Abstract: An oral pharmaceutical composition for targeted transport of a platinum complex into the colorectal region, includes a mixture of platinum complex of general formula I wherein A each independently is an —NH3 group or an amino group containing 1 to 18 carbon atoms, B each independently is a halogen atom, a hydroxy group or a —O—C(O)—R group wherein R each independently is hydrogen atom or an alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, aralkyl, alkylamino or alkoxy group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms or functional derivatives of these groups, and X each independently is a halogen atom or a monocarboxylate group containing 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or X together form a dicarboxylate group containing 2 to 20 carbon atoms, and at least one excipient selected from the group including a saccharide, oligosaccharide, polysaccharide, modified polysaccharide mucopolysaccharide, protein, oligoprotein, polyprotein, mucoprotein, peptide, oligopeptide and polypeptide, and optionally a lubricant and/or disintegrant, which mixture is optionally
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Pliva-Lachema A.S.
    Inventors: Ales Franc, Petr Sova
  • Patent number: 7644572
    Abstract: A turbine combustion chamber is provided with deflectors on the cold side generating vortices in a secondary gas flow into the chamber, thereby confining the flame front under variable operating conditions and cooling the chamber walls. The high-speed cantilever shaft has a longitudinal duct and an array of fine orifices in the wall of the shaft for directing pressurized oil jets that impinge on the shaft bearings with little relative speed to increasing wetting of the bearing components. Oil is supplied to the duct by means of a positive-displacement pump directly driven by the output shaft. The pump output pressure is monitored to signal the end of the start-up sequence when the turbine reaches sufficient speed. The turbo-engine further includes devices for decoupling vibrations between the three systems thereof, including a loosely-mounted removable spline pivotable at both ends for coupling the high-speed shaft to the step-down gearbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Mandolin Financial Properties Inc.
    Inventor: Gustavo Francisco Labala
  • Patent number: 7641541
    Abstract: A multi-layer arrangement of a tubular net is first positioned on a transfer tube. A toothed loader is used to slide the net along the outside of the transfer tube, to an end zone thereof which is slightly conical. When the net reaches the end zone, it falls onto a support tube in an arrangement of concentric layers. In this way, the outer layers of the loaded net have a maximum diameter equal to that of the transfer tube while the inner diameter of the loaded net, which corresponds to the outer diameter of the support tube, is less than the maximum diameter of the stretched net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Viscofan, S.A.
    Inventor: Juan Luis Arias Lopez
  • Patent number: 7641561
    Abstract: A dust cover for a steering shaft includes a bush of low-frictional material, through which a steering shaft penetrates; a plurality of bellows made of rubber, provided in an axial direction of the steering shaft, and arranged between the bush and a panel for sealing the clearance; and an annular seal lip in contact with the outer periphery of the steering shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignees: NSK Ltd., NSK Steering Systems Co., Ltd., Keeper Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichi Moriyama, Hiroshi Satou, Jun Yamada, Takashi Shiba, Tomohiko Ikenoya, Jun Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7637736
    Abstract: A lighter having a housing that contains a fluid reservoir and an ignition member; an actuation switch that is disposed on the housing; and a nozzle assembly that includes a nozzle head and a flexible support tube that supports the nozzle head at its distal end. The flexible support tube extends from the housing through a housing port. The flexible support tube has a nested position in which it is disposed within the housing and an extended position in which the flexible support tube extends from the housing through the port enabling the flexible support tube to be bent in multiple directions for directing the nozzle head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Mont D'or of America, LLC
    Inventor: Wu Xiao Yang
  • Patent number: D609574
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works Brand Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Holmes, Chad Lavigne, Philip J. Silverstein
  • Patent number: D611460
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Inventor: Albert Chao
  • Patent number: D614040
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works Brand Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Holmes, Chad Lavigne, Philip J. Silverstein
  • Patent number: D615126
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: SKM Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Shanta Syal
  • Patent number: D615415
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works Brand Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Holmes, Christopher Michael Howell, Chad Lavigne, Philip J. Silverstein