Patents Represented by Attorney Notaro & Michalos P.C.
  • Patent number: 7588640
    Abstract: A workpiece carrier (2) comprises a rotary frame (3) and a driving part (20), both of which are rotatable about a driving axle (4). The rotary frame (3) can be driven by a motor (6), and carries a plurality of workpiece holders (13) which are distributed around the driving axle (4) so as to be rotatable about holder axes. A driving disc (22) of the driving part (21) is in each case rotatable about an anchorage point (23) from which its center point is at a distance of an eccentricity (E). A transmission part (25) having a coupling cutout which closely receives the driving disc (22) has driving apertures (26) through which there project driving pins (19) of the workpiece holders (13), which said driving pins (19) are likewise at a distance of the eccentricity (E) from the holder axes. The driving part (20) can be driven at a greater angular velocity by the rotation of the rotary frame (3), via an auxiliary gear set (31) attached to the base frame (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Oerlikon Trading AG, Trubbach
    Inventor: Stefan Esser
  • Patent number: 7581723
    Abstract: An apparatus for personalizing and inserting articles for mass distribution, includes an envelope hopper for holding a plurality of envelopes which each carry a unique machine readable code associated with a unique individual. An article hopper holds a plurality of articles for the individuals. A code scanner reads the codes and an envelope feeder moves one envelope at a time to the scanner. The envelopes are conveyed from the scanner in sequence to an inserting station and a printer reacting to the scanner prints personal information on the articles, each corresponding the an individual for whom a code has been read by the scanner. The printed articles are then feed in the same sequence to the inserting station and are inserted into a corresponding envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Myron Corp.
    Inventor: Alan Hascup
  • Patent number: 7578085
    Abstract: An address indicator has panels each displaying a translucent character surrounded by an opaque area. A frame with a channel slidably captures the panels and has an upper chamber above the channel and a rear chamber behind the channel. Stops at opposite ends of the channel keep the panels in the channel and lights such as LEDs are spaced in the upper chamber for casting light into the rear chamber. A translucent screen in the rear chamber defuses light for illuminating the translucent character of each panel. Solar cells charge replaceable, rechargeable batteries for powering the lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Inventors: Albert Chao, Ethel Chao
  • Patent number: 7577064
    Abstract: Microplate reader (21) with a computer for controlling the components of said microplate reader (21), comprising a light source (15) for emitting light for irradiating samples (22) or transmitting light through samples (22), and a filter slide (1) situated in the excitation or detection beam path. The microplate reader (21) in accordance with the invention is characterized in that said filter slide (1) comprises an electronic memory (4) for recording and/or retrieving filter-specific data, with said filter-specific data comprising the number and intensity of the light flashes impinging upon a certain filter (2) of said filter slide (1) and/or the intensity and duration of all exposures performed, and that said filter slide (1) comprises a contact point (5,7) jointly with the microplate reader (21) for transmitting such filter-specific data from the computer to the electronic memory (4) of the filter slide (1) and for retrieving such filter-specific data with the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Tecan Trading AG
    Inventors: Robert Marsche, Wolfgang Fuchs, Harald Gebetsroither
  • Patent number: 7575937
    Abstract: A device and method for situating pipette or dispenser tips in a system for manipulating liquid samples, has a robot manipulator for orienting the tips relative to sample containers, drives for moving the robot manipulator and processors for controlling movements and actions of the robot manipulator and/or the tips. At least two tips are situated at an axial distance from each another, on at least two blocks on an arm of the robot manipulator. The axial distance corresponds to a grid spacing of wells of a microplate. At least one of the blocks is individually movable in an X direction and in a Y direction. The method allows time-saving pipetting over of liquid samples between diverse sample containers, such as between sample tubes and microplates having 24, 96, 384, or 1536 wells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Tecan Trading AG
    Inventors: Markus Wiggli, Fred Schinzel, Bronwen Forster
  • Patent number: 7568566
    Abstract: A magnetic fastening system for connecting a first member against a second member. The system includes a first flexible magnet longitudinally associated with at least a portion of an edge of the first member and a second flexible magnet longitudinally associated with at least a portion of an edge of the second member. The first and second flexible magnets are aligned to attract one another as the first and second members are moved into their connected position to then pull the first and second members into connecting contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Inventor: Carlo D'Ambrosio
  • Patent number: 7566078
    Abstract: A system for assembling a high-pressure fluid tube on a tubular pin, is part of a fitting element provided to be used in particular on motor-vehicles, for example for the production of pipes intended for manufacturing braking circuits or other circuits, in which high-pressure oil or other fluids flow. The system has a first inner layer made of plastic, a second layer made of a steel plait or other suitable material such as fibers or the like, a third coating layer of plastic material and a bush made of steel, alloy or other material, fitted into an end of the tube. The tube is fitted on the pin and locked by crimping of a metallic bush having a radial flange extending into an annular groove of the pin and distorting an O-ring in the groove between the flange and the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Meccanica Finnord S.p.A.
    Inventor: Eugenio Piccinali
  • Patent number: 7556800
    Abstract: The current invention involves a universal fishing bait fundamentally comprised of a cord body of filaments or strips of fibrous collagen made up into any shape or design capable of attracting fish, that is 100% biodegradable and that furthermore has a good capacity to diffuse and liberate attractant substances. The bait invented presents excellent mechanical properties in terms of resistance to breakage and resistance to tearing, is easily manipulated, transported and stored. Similarly, the invention provides for the use of fibrous collagen in the preparation of said universal fishing bait.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Viscofan, S.A
    Inventors: Vicente Etayo Garralda, Ion Inaki Garcia Martinez
  • Patent number: 7554303
    Abstract: The controller of permanent magnet generator controls the current by using control switch which is installed in between power coil and control coil and switches on and off in switches in order to generate two different voltage and increase the power at very low speed condition of generator. The controller controls the voltage of power coil constantly by adjusting current of flowing in the control switch which the voltage is sensed on the load voltage sensor and the controller control the voltage constantly at very small speed by using power switches furthermore, the controller controls the two kind of voltage in power coils constantly by using control switch and switches in case of the generator having different kind of voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignees: Megumi Kawamura
    Inventor: Hideo Kawamura
  • Patent number: D594792
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Takano Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chihiro Shimodaira, Taketo Yamamoto, Otohiko Tatebe
  • Patent number: D595587
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works Brand Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Jason Hadden, Edward J. Holmes, Christopher Michael Howell, David K. Lyon, Philip J. Silverstein
  • Patent number: D596325
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Inventor: Bruce E. Barbour
  • Patent number: D597182
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Inventor: Yuk Nam Choi
  • Patent number: D597183
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Inventor: Yuk Nam Choi
  • Patent number: D597251
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Mont D'Or of America, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Smith
  • Patent number: D597329
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Takano Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Tanaka, Masato Kasuga, Toshiyuki Horiki
  • Patent number: D597636
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Inventor: Yuk Nam Choi
  • Patent number: D598527
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Plaston AG
    Inventor: Manfred Fitsch
  • Patent number: D599333
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Inventor: Albert Chao
  • Patent number: D601383
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: M/S. Tokyo Plast International Ltd.
    Inventor: Haresh Velji Shah