Patents Represented by Attorney Notaro & Michalos P.C.
  • Patent number: 7551064
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for securing a vehicle against theft. According to the invention, at least one essential operating element (2) of the vehicle can be switched between three operating states A, B and C. An external authorization device (3) switches the operating element into the unlimited operating state A. If a defined action (20) is carried out, for example the driver's door is opened, the operating element is switched into the operating state B for a defined period of time. If authorization information is transmitted during this time, the operating element is switched back to the operating state A. Otherwise, once this period of time has expired, the operating element is switched into the non-operational operating state C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Idas Informations-Daten- und Automationssysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Pudelko, Peter Köhler
  • Patent number: 7543488
    Abstract: An electric servo steering arrangement and method for motor vehicles with a rotational angle sensor configuration for acquisition of the position of the steering movement has a support plate rotating relative or corresponding to the steering movement, with at least one code track and at least one stationary sensor acting on the code track. The code track is disposed about the rotational axis of the support plate and has markings for generating a sequentially changing bit pattern and the 360° of the circumference divided by the number of markings on the circumference defines a clock angle (?). The bit pattern is determined by a phase-shifted disposition of markings with respect to the fixed division of the clock angle (?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Thyssenkrupp Presta AG
    Inventors: Christian Staudenmann, Daniel Brunnschweiler
  • Patent number: 7540121
    Abstract: The invention relates to a steel-concrete hollow bodied slab or ceiling comprising concrete webs, which are arranged in between hollow bodies, and a reinforcing layer on top of the hollow bodies and a reinforcing layer underneath the hollow bodies, wherein a hollow body is embodied as a peripherally closed container which is devoid of any ascending force and which is open towards the bottom, whereby ventilation holes are provided in the covering wall thereof and the container comprises spacers. The aim of the invention is to obtain a low-cost hollow bodied slab/ceiling exhibiting good load-bearing behavior and an increased ability to discharge transversal forces according to local requirements. According to the invention, the concrete in at least one concrete web consists of high-tensile fibers and/or at least one steel strut, preferably a double wall anchor, and/or the hollow body which is devoid of ascendant forces has a conical or truncated pyramidal periphery whose uppermost end forms a dome-shaped arch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: BAM AG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Haeussler
  • Patent number: 7536915
    Abstract: Introduced is a method for the production of a diaphragm vacuum measuring cell, wherein on the one side of the diaphragm (2) at a spacing a first housing plate (1) is disposed sealing in the margin region with a joining means (3), and that on the other side of the diaphragm (2) at a spacing a second housing plate (4) is disposed sealing in the margin region with a joining means (3), and that the second housing plate (4) has an opening at which a connection means (5) is disposed sealing with joining means (3) for the connection of the measuring cell (8) with the medium to be measured, wherein the diaphragm (2) and the two housing plates (1, 4) are comprised of a metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Inficon GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Strietzel, Per Björkman, Walter Berner
  • Patent number: 7537700
    Abstract: A method and a system for removing water from high water content solid such as high water content coal, which enables dewatering with small energy consumption. A liquefied material which is a gas at 25° C. under 1 atm. (hereinafter referred to as material D) is contacted with a solid containing water to allow the liquefied material D to dissolve the water contained in the solid, and to produce a liquefied material D having a high water content and simultaneously remove the water from the solid, and by vaporizing the material D in the liquefied material having a high water content, to thereby separate the water from the resulting gaseous material D, recovering the separated gaseous material D, and liquefying the recovered gaseous material by pressurizing, cooling or a combination thereof, to reuse the resulting liquefied material for removing water from a solid containing water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
    Inventors: Hideki Kanda, Hiromi Shirai
  • Patent number: 7534185
    Abstract: A gear ratio mechanism contains five shafts, high and low range modules, and an inverter between a countershaft and an output shaft. A core and four multiplicities of gear ratios extend the range of variability. The core contains two differentials and a core input shaft drives a shaft of each differential. A core output shaft is driven by another differential and a third shaft of each differential is connected to a variator. The low range module contains two differentials and the input shaft drives a shaft of one. The countershaft is driven by another shaft from the other differential. Two multiplicities of gear ratios are between the shafts not connected to the input or output shafts and the variator is between a shaft of the first and one of the second gear ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Inventor: Juan Ramon Goma Ayats
  • Patent number: 7534390
    Abstract: A tuyere device for introduction of gaseous media under a liquid metal layer comprises a nest block made of refractory material provided with a sleeve incorporated therein, Coaxial metal tubes with at least one central channel and at least one annular channel which are arranged on the side thereof for entering a liquid metal and separately connected to inlets for supplying gaseous media to the metal. The coaxial tubes consist of two sections having different diameters. The first section has a smaller diameter and is used for supplying the gaseous media to the liquid metal. The second section has a larger diameter and is connected to the inlets for supplying gaseous media to the channels of the first section. The second section is also provided with an additional internal tube. The internal tube of the first section is closed on the both ends and filled with a refractory material. The invention provides a possibility to exclude metal break through the operating channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Techcom Import Export GmbH
    Inventors: Viktor Nikolaevich Khloponin, Evald A. Shumaher, Edgar E. Shumaher, Renata Francki
  • Patent number: 7534422
    Abstract: The current invention involves a universal fishing bait fundamentally comprised of a matrix of fibrous collagen made up into any shape or design capable of attracting fish, that is 100% biodegradable and innocuous, that has physico-chemical properties that confer it with the capacity to accommodate liberate and diffuse attractant substances, and whose physico-mechanical properties confer it a soft and flexible texture, as well as making it resistant to breakage. Likewise, the invention outlines a procedure to prepare such a bait, and a precursor paste employed in the preparation, as well as the use of fibrous collagen in the preparation of said universal fishing bait.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Viscofan, S.A.
    Inventors: Vicente Etayo Garralda, Ion Inaki Garcia Martinez
  • Patent number: 7531530
    Abstract: The invention relates to trycyclic lactam indole derivatives and triacyclic lactam benzimodole derivatives and their use in inhibiting the activity of PARP enzyme. The invention also relates to the use of these compounds in the preparation of medicaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignees: Cancer Research Technology Limited, Pfizer
    Inventors: Thomas Helleday, Nicola Curtin
  • Patent number: 7528200
    Abstract: An epoxy-hardener system is provided having relatively long latency periods combined with relatively short cure times at low cure temperatures. The hardeners of the present invention are ureidoamines and their derivatives, which are chelates of ureido compounds and amines. The ureidoamines are prepared by reacting an amine with the ureido compound and aqueous formaldehyde without a catalyst. Complexes of ureidoamine hardeners with various blocking agents are prepared in the melt. The hardener is prevented from curing the epoxy by the reaction between the hardener and the blocking agent. The blocked hardener is then blended with the epoxy, usually by warming the mixture briefly at about 50-60 degrees C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: ARDES Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard D. Schile
  • Patent number: 7529598
    Abstract: A plate and method for positioning functional elements in a system for working with fluid-containing samples includes a horizontal work field having a lengthwise dimension and a perpendicularly extending transverse dimension, as well as a robot arm with a functional element, aligned essentially perpendicularly to the work field in a Z direction. The robot arm can move the functional element in at least a partial region of the work field in the X and/or Y direction. The plate includes two light barriers which intersect inside the partial region, each having a transmitter and receiver whose scanning or detection beams each extend in a direction deviating from the X direction and/or from the Y direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Tecan Trading AG
    Inventors: Nikolaus Ingenhoven, Christian Strebel, Peter Fisch, Joas Leemann
  • Patent number: 7521655
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for protecting a civil aircraft from missiles with infrared seeker heads includes detecting a launch of a missile from a location of launch, the missile having an infrared seeker head with an infrared sensitivity range, a power and an operation frequency, continuously determining instantaneous coordinates of the missile in flight after the launch and generating pulsed laser radiation. A wavelength range of the pulsed laser radiation is within the sensitivity range of the infrared seeker head, a power of the pulsed laser radiation exceeds the power of radiation of the aircraft engine in the sensitivity range of the infrared seeker head and a pulse repetition frequency of the pulsed laser radiation is at about the operation frequency of the infrared seeker head. The method includes sending the pulsed laser radiation to the instantaneous coordinates of the missile in flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Zakrytoe Aktsionernoye obschestvo “STIVIT” (RU)
    Inventors: Alexander Vasilyevich Kisletsov, Peter Nikolaevich Sygurov, Vladimir Vasilyevich Butuzov, Sergey Dmitrievich Velikanov
  • Patent number: 7512376
    Abstract: An automatic original cover closer to practically realize an automatic opening and closing function of an original cover, has a hinge part to rotatably support an original cover to the main body of office equipment and a driving part to automatically drive the hinge part. The hinge part includes a mounting member to mount on the main body and a supporting member to support the original cover to be axially supported to this mounting member so as to be rotatable with a rotary shaft via the rotary shaft. The driving part includes a positively and reversely rotatable drive motor and a power transferring mechanism to decelerate and transfer the rotary driving power of this drive motor to a drive shaft. The rotary driving power of the drive motor is transferred to the supporting member via the drive shaft and the rotary shaft, by connecting the rotary shaft to the drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Katoh Electrical Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naokazu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7507368
    Abstract: A small hot-air circulation furnace performs continuous treatment using hot air at a fixed temperature. Hot air supplied from a heat source is blown out from an axial-flow fan toward a hearth to form a circulating flow passing through an annular heating-target mount on the rotating hearth. The heating-targets are taken out one by one after increasing the temperature of the heating-target on the mount to a predetermined point during one rotation of the hearth. Further, a partition whose outlet-side opening ?2 is narrower than the inlet-side opening ?1 is provided inside the annular partition to supply part of high-temperature gas blown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignees: Nippon Furnace Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kiyobumi Kurita, Noboru Sasaki, Yukiharu Itakura
  • Patent number: 7500811
    Abstract: A collet chuck for retaining a thread cutting tool with a sleeve is axially movable in the interior and has a mechanism for retaining the thread cutting tool. To shorten the tool changing times it is provided that the mechanism for retaining the tool is an axially movable quick-change sleeve guided in the collet chuck or in the sleeve, which quick-change sleeve is developed such that it is stayed via a spring, axially with respect to the sleeve and a clamping body for clamping a tool is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Zettl GmbH
    Inventor: Franz Pfob
  • Patent number: 7500300
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a vacuum measuring cell provides first and second Al2O3 ceramic or sapphire housing bodies on opposite sides of an Al2O3 ceramic or sapphire membrane sealed to the bodies at its opposite peripheral edges. A reference vacuum chamber and a measuring vacuum chamber are on opposite sides of the membrane. An optical transparent window is provided in the first housing body and an optically reflective material is provided on a central region of the membrane. A lens is above the optical transparent window for optically linking to the optically reflective material on the membrane and an optical fiber outside the reference vacuum chamber and at a distance from the optical transparent window feeds light through the lens and window and in and out onto the optically reflective material on the membrane so that the level of membrane deflection is detected by a Fabry-Perot Interferometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Inficon GmbH
    Inventors: Urs Wälchli, Per Björkman, Heikki Saari, Jarkko Antila, Hansjakob Hanselmann, Martin Wüest
  • Patent number: 7493845
    Abstract: A recoil mechanism for a gun with a frame, a barrel and a slide, has a cylinder with a rear with external flange and an internal diaphragm spaced forwardly of the flange and between a rear chamber and a front chamber in the cylinder. A nut is fixed to the frame and an axle has a rear end threaded to the nut and extends in the cylinder. The axle has a collar trapped in the front chamber by the diaphragm. A first spring around the cylinder, has a front end abutting the slide and a rear end abutting the flange. A second spring extending at least partly in the rear chamber has a rear end abutting the nut and a front end abutting the diaphragm. A third spring in the front chamber, is shorter in length than the front chamber. A recoil adjusting plug is used with or without the recoil mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventor: Dimitrios Mantas
  • Patent number: D588920
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Lerner New York, Inc.
    Inventor: Sam O'Donahue
  • Patent number: D590457
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: E. Mishan & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Mishan
  • Patent number: D590816
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Inventor: Albert Chao