Patents Represented by Attorney Notaro & Michalos P.C.
  • Patent number: 7449220
    Abstract: A method for producing a disk shaped workpiece with a dielectric substrate includes treatment in a plasma process volume between two electrode faces bounding a high-frequency plasma discharge. One electrode face is of dielectric material and is at a high-frequency potential with a varying distribution along the face. The other electrode face is metallic. Reactive gas is introduced into the process volume through an aperture pattern. The dielectric substrate, before treatment, is at least regionally coated with a layer material to whose specific resistance applies: 10?5 ?cm??10?1 ?cm, and to the resulting surface resistance RS of the layer applies: 0<RS?104 ?. Subsequently, the coated substrate is positioned on the metallic electrode face and is etched or coated reactively under plasma enhancement in the plasma process volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: OC Oerlikon Blazers Ag
    Inventors: Arthur Buechel, Werner Wieland, Christoph Ellert, Laurent Sansonnens
  • Patent number: 7449008
    Abstract: An automatic injection device includes a drive mechanism and a sensor used to determine an internal characteristic such as a force or internal pressure generated during an injection process. This characteristic is then used as a control parameter by a microprocessor or controller to determine the exit pressure of the fluid expelled by the device. This exit pressure is then used to identify the kind of tissue in which the injection is being introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Milestone Scientific, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark N. Hochman
  • Patent number: 7449211
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bio-sheet material, and a method and an apparatus of manufacturing the bio-sheet, which has pliability or easiness of cutting by unifying a mixture of at least one of healthful natural minerals or plants such as ocher, jade, tourmalin, etc., using fiber material, paper, etc., as a medium, which can be maintained in an original shape at natural or heat drying without generating separation of the mixture, and which can shorten the manufacturing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Inventor: Jong-Hak Lee
  • Patent number: 7445020
    Abstract: The present invention has completely broken from the unreasonable construction of conventional type of relief valve which places weight and lifting disc inside of upper body or lower body. In other words, lifting disc and weight are placed outside of upper body. It is brand-new construction that adopts casket-shaped housing forming flow slot which guides releasing gas to move upwards vertically when the above-mentioned lifting disc ascends by the releasing gas from tank. And also the present invention features that drain part is formed to drain all the time sea water or rain gathering inside of casket-shaped housing to outside of casket-shaped housing and brand-new construction of vacuum relief valve is equipped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Unitech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Youngman Kim
  • Patent number: 7443169
    Abstract: A shield arrangement for a vacuum measuring cell has a tubular shield housing encompassing a shield and an exit port for connection to a vacuum measuring cell and a connection opening for the object space to be measured. The shield is between the two openings and is implemented as a screw shield with spiral convolutions, its thread flange in the outer diameter being in contact on the inner wall of the shield housing such that a gas throughflow between the outer diameter of the thread flange and the inner wall is inhibited and is substantially forced into the spiral thread flight, and the exit port is on one side of the tubular section and the connection opening is on the other, opposite side and the screw shield is implemented such that in the axial line of vision the shield arrangement between the two openings is optically tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Inficon GmbH
    Inventors: Per Björkman, Urs Wälchli, Hansjakob Hanselmann, Stanislav Duris, Martin Wüest
  • Patent number: 7440712
    Abstract: An original cover closer has first and second parts for supporting the cover on a main body of office equipment. The first part supports a heavier side of the cover and a second part supports the lighter side of the cover. Both parts have a mounting member with a bottom plate mounted on the main body and a first supporting member having a top plate and side plates extending downwardly, and rotatably mounted via a hinge pin at respective ends of the mounting member. A first lifting member is mounted via a second hinge pin at respective ends of the top plate so that the first lifting member is rotatable in a reverse direction to the first supporting member. A resilient member rotationally urges the cover in an opening direction by applying force toward the first supporting member and applying force on another end toward the first lifting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Katoh Electrical Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tayayuki Uchida
  • Patent number: 7438041
    Abstract: A piston pin carries out an eccentric coupling of connecting rod and crank connected with the driving shaft. The piston pin is shaped like a cylinder, has two cuts disposed orthogonally to the axis of the piston pin. The cuts form three sectors. The two external sectors correspond to the connection with the crank and the internal sector is coupled to the connecting rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventor: Garavello Renato
  • Patent number: 7429543
    Abstract: Method for producing a substrate includes establishing a plasma discharge with a locally inhomogeneous density distribution and exposing the substrate to the inhomogeneously density-distributed plasma discharge. The distribution is established by establishing a specified relative movement of the inhomogeneous density distribution and of the substrate and establishing a specified time variation of an electric power signal supplying the discharge and/or of an optionally provided further electric signal which connects the substrate to bias voltage. When the electric power signal or further electric signal is an AC signal, the specified time variation of the signal addresses its modulation and the method includes setting the variation and the movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: OC Oerlikon Balzers AG
    Inventors: Stanislav Kadlec, Eduard Kügler, Thomas Halter
  • Patent number: 7429349
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a multi-perforated collagen film provided on rolls or in the form of sheets, for use as a food wrapping in food industry, comprising perforations by means of laser of substantially circular shape with an average ellipticity of less than 0.17 and the holes being spaced with respect to their nearest neighbors by 3 mm to 14 mm, thus allowing the escape of air or steam trapped between the film and the food wrapped into said film, and said film still having sufficient mechanical strength and extensibility to be able to stand the food processing steps in the manufacture of cooked ham or in comparable operations under industrial conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Naturin GmbH and Co.
    Inventors: Franz Maser, Oliver Tuerk
  • Patent number: 7425311
    Abstract: A holding device for at least one object carrier, the object carrier being suitable to receive one or more organic and/or inorganic samples and comprising materials such as glass, plastic, silicon, pyrolytic graphite, and/or metal, this holding device being configured to be gripped by grippers of a robot. The holding device comprising two essentially parallel lengthwise walls and two essentially parallel transverse walls which extend substantially at right angles from the lengthwise walls. Holding devices according to preferred embodiments are constructed in a frame shape, wherein the lengthwise and transverse walls define a frame surrounding at least one opening which completely transverses the device. Holding devices according to further embodiments are constructed a plate shape, in that the region between the lengthwise walls and transverse walls is implemented as a carrying surface. All embodiments comprising gripping surfaces on the external surface profile of the lengthwise and transverse walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Tecan Trading AG
    Inventors: Andreas Gfrörer, Josef Grassl, Wolfgang Streit
  • Patent number: 7421939
    Abstract: A piston-chamber combination comprising an elongate chamber which is bounded by an inner chamber wall and comprising an elastically deformable piston comprising a container in said chamber to be sealingly movable relative to said chamber at least between first and second longitudinal positions of said chamber, said chamber having cross-sections of different cross-sectional areas at the first and second longitudinal positions of said chamber and at least substantially continuously different cross-sectional areas at intermediate longitudinal positions between the first and second longitudinal positions thereof, the cross-sectional area at the first longitudinal position being larger than the cross-sections area at the second longitudinal position, said piston including a piston body and sealing means supported by the piston body being designed to adapt itself and said sealing means to said different cross-sectional areas of said chamber during the relative movements of said pistion from the second longitudinal
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Inventor: Nicolaas Van Der Blom
  • Patent number: 7420740
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for combining or for splitting the beam paths of substantially nonpolarized light of at least three different wavelength intervals. The splitting or the combining of the beam path of light of those wavelength intervals located between the other wavelength intervals takes place when the beam paths of the light of the two other wavelength intervals are already or still combined. The present invention also relates to an illumination unit comprising a white light source and utilizing this method by means of interference filters for splitting the white light into red, blue and green light beams. The invention also relates to an illumination unit comprising a red, green and blue light source and utilizing these methods by means of interference filters for the combination of the beam paths of the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: OC Oerlikon Balzers AG
    Inventor: Othmar Zueger
  • Patent number: D576344
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Lowel-Light Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: David Conroy
  • Patent number: D576762
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Lowel-Light Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: David Conroy
  • Patent number: D577063
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Myron Corp.
    Inventors: Craig Van Tatenhove, Henry Smith
  • Patent number: D577832
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co.
    Inventor: Michael Jeffries
  • Patent number: D578249
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Lowel-Light Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: David Conroy
  • Patent number: D578250
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Lowel-Light Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: David Conroy
  • Patent number: D579540
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Milestone Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark N. Hochman, Donald Lamond
  • Patent number: D580093
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Lowel-Light Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: David Conroy