Patents Represented by Attorney Notaro & Michalos P.C.
  • Patent number: 7494405
    Abstract: Based on a conventional installation including a stuffing-portioning machine (1) and a fast clipper (2), duly synchronised, between which is established a shaping device (3) that converts the film (5) meant to wrap food products that is supplied in the form of a coil into a tubular element that can be coupled to the stuffing tube (3), on which is coaxially mounted a second tube (8) bearing an external casing (9) based on a tubular net, the invention consists of using tubes (4) and (8) with a small diameter, much smaller than that of the finished product, so that the film (5) is adapted to the tube (4) after the former is profusely folded longitudinally, while the small diameter of the tube (8) allows the multilayer shirring of the tubular net (9), using the pressure provided by the pumping system of the stuffing machine (1) to achieve the radial expansion of the film (5) and the tubular net (9) to obtain the final diameter of the finished product, which will vary according to the speed with which it is separa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Viscofan, S.A.
    Inventor: Juan Arias Lopez
  • Patent number: 7493810
    Abstract: A mechanical load bearing indicator producing signals to a user when the user applies more than selected amounts of load between an extremity of the use and a surface. The indicator has a base plate adapted to establish a frame of reference with the surface, a load plate mounted for movement toward and away from the base plate and adapted to receive loads from the user's extremity, and at least two snap domes mechanically engaged between the base plate and the load plate for generating two signals when more than two different respective loads are applied to the load plate by the extremity. The domes are either in series between the plates or are together in a dual dome containing both, or are one or more stacks of domes which individually collapse under incremental loads which are added together to form the selected lower and higher loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Daniel F. Walczyk, Stephen Bornhoft
  • Patent number: 7481729
    Abstract: The present invention relates to lightweight sprocket, consisting of a central portion (1) made from light metal alloy, to which a peripheral toothed portion (2) made from ferrous alloy is joined, using rivets (3) for joining said portions (1,2), where said joining is created between radial beams (21) of the peripheral toothed portion (2) and pocket-like recess (13) in the central portion (1), radial beams (21) being overlapped across bottoms of pocket-like recesses (13), and where a thickness of radial beams(21), at least over the joining area, is decreased by 10 to 60%, in relation to full thickness of said toothed peripheral portion (2), and a thickness of a bottom of the pocket-like recess (13) in the central portion (1) is decreased by 20 to 70%, in relation to full thickness of the central portion (1) of the sprocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Supersprox, a.s.
    Inventor: Tomás Andel
  • Patent number: 7478458
    Abstract: A biaxial hinge device, rotates a second member with regard to a first member around a first axis for opening and closing in a vertical direction, and rotates the second member with regard to the first member around a second axis in a horizontal direction. The hinge has a vertical direction rotation controlling mechanism of the second member having the first axis, and a horizontal direction rotation controlling mechanism of the second member having the second axis. A movable stopper is further mounted between a supporting member of the vertical direction rotation controlling mechanism and an attaching member of the horizontal direction rotation controlling mechanism, to which the supporting member is rotably attached. A rotation in a horizontal direction is therefore controlled within a range of predetermined angles, additionally further rotation in the same direction is available via pressing of the second member into the desired direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Katoh Electrical Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideya Tajima
  • Patent number: 7479391
    Abstract: A pipetting apparatus (1) comprises a fluidic space (7), to which a pressure transducer (11) with a pressure sensor (12) is attached with a gas filled space (15). The fluidic space (7) is defined by a pipette tip (2), a first tubing (5) that connects the pipette tip (2) to a pump (4), and an active part (6) of the pump (4). The pipetting apparatus (1) according to the present invention is characterized in that the pipetting apparatus (1) further comprises an impulse generating means (16, 18, 19) that is in operative contact with a column (10) of system liquid (8) inside the fluidic space (7). The impulse generating means (16, 18, 19) is designed to induce a vertical movement in this system liquid column (10), which results in a pressure variation in the gas filled space (15) that is pneumatically connected with the fluidic space (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Tecan Trading AG
    Inventors: Torleif Ove Bjornson, Robert Liebhard, Adi Zuppiger, Dirk Heerklotz
  • Patent number: 7479115
    Abstract: A method and apparatus by which lung deceases are identified uses computer analysis of sound signals that are picked up from various locations on the chest walls of a subject by a modified stethoscope. The modification includes a small microphone in one of the hoses of the stethoscope. Signals from the microphone are input to a computer such as a personal computer or PC for processing. The computer extracts from these signals features which are dominant for particular lung diseases. A classifier classifies these features, determines if the lungs are diseased, and identifies the disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Savic Research, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Savic
  • Patent number: 7478505
    Abstract: A metal stud arrangement has a top track with a support rail fixed to the track-web and extending between track flanges into the trough of the track. The support rail has an enlarged hanger portion with a maximum width. A metal stud of the arrangement has an opening near the top end of the stud web for receiving the support rail, the opening having an entry passage with a width that is smaller than the maximum width of the hanger portion and the passage being adapted to receive the support rail. The opening includes an enlarged portion that is larger than the maximum width so that with the hanger portion in the enlarged portion of the opening, the stud hangs from the top track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Inventor: Raymond C. Frobosilo
  • Patent number: 7467000
    Abstract: A hinge device of portable equipment and telephones uses fewer parts, facilitating an assembly and reducing the costs while enabling complex operations. The device includes a first portion for rotably connecting a first case body and a second case body constituting a portable telephone, with each other around a first hinge pin, and a second portion for rotably connecting the hinge pin perpendicular to the first hinge pin. The second portion includes the second hinge pin and a second cam mechanism with biasing assembly that controls rotation of the hinge body. The first portion includes a hinge case body the first hinge pin, and a first cam mechanism with biasing assembly that controls rotation of the hinge body. At least one of the first and second cam mechanisms includes a double-sided cam having a double-sided cam portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Katoh Electric Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Shiba
  • Patent number: 7465117
    Abstract: A ball is from D 700×10?6 m to 2500×10?6 m in diameter and has at least one sign engraved in the surface. The sign is constituted by a system of engraved individual cells situated on the surface of a spherical cap of the ball with a base having a circumference OD in the range from 10×10?6 m to 0.5 n D and the diameter Dc of the circle circumscribing the plan view shape of the cell is in the range from 10×10?6 m to 1/7 D, whereby the depth of the cell is in the range from 5×10?6 m to 2×Dc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventor: Ziad Al-Khazraji
  • Patent number: 7463913
    Abstract: To provide a slide mechanism of a portable device structured to allow slide operation semiautomatically, and a portable telephone provided with the slide mechanism of the portable device, it comprises a base member 5 mounted on either one of the first casing 2 and the second casing 3, a slider 4 slidably engaged with the base member 5 and mounted on the other of the first casing 2 and the second casing 3, and a slide energizing means 6 provided between the slider 4 and the base member 5. The slide energizing means 6 is constituted of a rotary arm 7 rotatably mounted on either one of the base member 5 and the slider 4, and an energizing member 8 mounted on the other of the base member 5 and the slider 4, allowing the first casing 2 and the second casing 3 to automatically open/close from a predetermined opening/closing position by acting on the rotary arm 7 to energize the rotary arm 7 to rotate from a predetermined rotary position to both of right and left directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Katoh Electrical Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Isao Nagashima
  • Patent number: 7460980
    Abstract: A method for operating a mobile pipe inspection device includes a camera head that can be pivoted about two axes that lie at right angles to one another. The pivoting movements of the camera head are remotely controlled by motors and at least one pivoting movement is measured by a rotational angle sensor, whose measurement signal can be displayed and evaluated on a monitor. An improved evaluation and both the quantitative and qualitative documentation of the inspection result. To achieve this, two sets of image information are generated, one set containing image information of the entire pipe surface and the second set containing information about the details of the pipe surface, both sets of information being automatically assigned to one another at least with respect to the location in the pipe section and the angular position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Rico Gesellschaft fur Mikroelektronik
    Inventor: Albert K. Hinn
  • Patent number: 7459306
    Abstract: A device, appropriate process units and/or systems for providing a gap-shaped hybridization space to hybridize nucleic acid samples, proteins or tissue sections over a slide. Said items of device are able to move in relation to the slide and comprise an annular sealing surface to seal the hybridization space by application to a surface of the slide. Said items of device additionally comprise lines to introduce media to and remove them from the hybridization space. Said items of device furthermore comprise a specimen supply line and preferably an agitation device to move fluids in relation to the samples immobilized on the surface of the slide. The devices according to the invention are characterized in that they limit a hybridization space that features relief structures to conduct and/or block air bubbles on at least one surface of the device and the slide directed at the interior of this hybridization space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Tecan Trading AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Streit, Gyoergy Wenczel, Waltraud Lamprecht, Heribert Eglauer
  • Patent number: 7455014
    Abstract: A process produces a plastic pellicle and/or film in a continuous cycle in the print finishing of hides, synthetic materials or any other support in which the printed patterns or other decorative elements are included in at least two film layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Inventor: Bruno Zanella
  • Patent number: 7455755
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vacuum plasma generator for providing a plasma discharge (10) for treating work pieces (5) by way of a pulsed plasma process in a vacuum chamber (2). Said vacuum plasma generator comprises a generator output (9, 9?) having an AC mains supply (6a), an AC/DC mains rectifier system (6) for rectifying the AC mains voltage to a DC voltage, a filter capacitor (6b), a first stage as clocked DC/DC voltage converter (7) with means for adjusting the DC output voltage which produces an intermediate circuit voltage (Uz), comprising a controlled power switch (7a) which feeds the primary winding of a transformer (14) and the secondary winding of which is connected to a rectifier (15) and a downstream intermediate capacitor (12) and configures a floating transformer secondary circuit (23). Said secondary circuit is connected to a downstream second stage which is a pulse output stage (8) and is connected to the generator output (9, 9?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Oerlikon Trading AG, Trubbach
    Inventors: Gerhard Tuymer, Jürgen Ramm, Daniel Lendi
  • Patent number: 7453403
    Abstract: A reduced noise and selectively configurable plasma device is capable of interpreting electromagnetic signals having an operating frequency and has a plasma mechanism with a plasma that is ionizable to a plasma frequency. An ionizing mechanism for ionizing the plasma and a control that is operative to control the ionizing mechanism, ionize the plasma to the plasma frequency by application of plasma ionizing energy pulses. An interpreting mechanism operates to interpret the electromagnetic signals only in a period between ionization of the plasma with the energy pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Inventor: Theodore R Anderson
  • Patent number: D581471
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: E. Mishan & Sons, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward I. Mishan, Steven Mishan, Chih-Liang Chen
  • Patent number: D581586
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Lowel-Light Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: David Conroy
  • Patent number: D582504
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: UrbanGuard GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Wiesener, Mark Wiesener
  • Patent number: D583254
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: New York & Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Sam O'Donahue
  • Patent number: D584972
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Cool Mountain Collection AG
    Inventors: Fabrice Aeberhard, Christian Kaegi