Patents Represented by Attorney Notaro & Michalos P.C.
  • Patent number: 7419282
    Abstract: This lighting fixture is made up of a translucent front plate (2) and a recessed body (1) made from a high-resistance translucent material with ultraviolet protection, which has a general tubular configuration and includes an inner transversal wall (11) that separates a rear cavity (12), designed for housing the lighting elements (3), from a front cavity (13), in which the front plate is mounted. This translucent front plate (2), made from tempered glass or polycarbonate has at least one cut (21) on its side surface for lodging part of the material that makes up the recessed body (1) while such recessed body is being formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Inventor: Friedemann Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 7416316
    Abstract: A strut holding assembly for flexible elongated struts engaging a flexible wall, the assembly including a hub, a plurality of holding arms pivotally connected at spaced locations to the hub between storage positions adjacent the hub, and extended positions extending outwardly of the hub, each holding arm being adapted to immobilize a free inner end of one strut. At least one of the holding arms has a seat adapted for receiving and immobilize the free inner end of a strut in at least one direction and a hook spaced from the seat by a fulcrum distance, the hook being adapted for engaging the strut at a distance from the free inner end of the strut equal to the fulcrum distance, for immobilizing the strut in a bent and tensioned position and in at least three directions and being free to move in a remaining direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Lowel-Light Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Finn M H O'Brien, David Conroy
  • Patent number: 7403612
    Abstract: To attain a slide mechanism of a portable terminal device which, having a minimal number of parts and keeping the same function as that of a conventional one, enables a substantial production cost reduction, a mechanism relatively slides a first casing and a second casing in a state that the casings are laid over each other in a vertical direction, and is constituted with: a slide case mounted on either one of the first casing and the second casing; a slider slidably accommodated in the slide case and mounted on the other one of the first casing and the second casing; and a resilient means resiliently disposed between the slider and the slide case. The slide case is formed as an integral structure with a guide groove which extends to both ends in a longitudinal direction with the one end thereof being opened. Additionally the slider has a shape which enables the slider to be inserted into the guide groove in an engaged state from the open end side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Katoh Electrical Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Taichi Nishihara
  • Patent number: 7398890
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a mouth and neck portion of a container for liquid has a sleeve adapted to lie substantially concentrically with respect to the mouth and provided with a mechanism for fixing the sleeve on the container. A first outer sleeve is coaxially mounted over the sleeve and a second outer sleeve separate from the first outer sleeve and substantially tight fit with a container closure member. The first and second outer sleeves are axially aligned and have respective initially adjacent portions. A mechanism is provided for spacing apart the initially adjacent portions of the first and second outer sleeves upon reclosure of the assembly after an initial opening of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Guala Closures Patents B.V.
    Inventor: David William Thomson
  • Patent number: 7396023
    Abstract: A driving system allows an invalid chair having a seating structure, wheels on both sides of the seating structure and at least one front stabilizing wheel, to pass obstacles. The driving system has arms secured to both sides of the seating structure and on which shafts of the wheels are arranged slidingly within two extreme positions. Cranks are on both sides of the seating structure and rotary cross engagement members are at the rear and on both sides of the seating structure and have arms which are terminated with adhesive end pieces. Each crank is connected to a respective rotary cross engagement member through a geared transmission for transmission of rotary movement of the crank to the rotary cross engagement member, and the geared transmission is provided with a flap for preventing reverse rotating of the crank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Stairbike A.S.
    Inventor: Josef Vlk
  • Patent number: 7394379
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for embedding business process into an RFID grid. The system includes at least an RFID Transceiver (Reader) s and antennae that read RFID Transponders (Tags) of multiple frequencies and multiple protocols as RFID hardware devices. A first computer program automatically discovers, configures and controls the RFID hardware devices. A computer memory system, connected to the RFID hardware devices, stores discovery, configuration, and control data. A second computer program is used to automatically and remotely receive data from the system and to automatically generate a graphical display of all RFID hardware devices. A third computer program embeds location information in terms of physical business context and zone definitions into the hardware RFID devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Inventors: Kaushik Tiruvadi Yegnan, Surendra Kancherla
  • Patent number: 7393408
    Abstract: Modified Powdered Mass for treatment of soils and loose building materials containing caustic lime and/or calcareous hydraulic binders and a modification component, where the modification component consists of linear olefins containing 10 to 24 carbon atoms, alone or in their mutual combination, or in mixture with their isomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Inventor: Vlastimil Nevrkla
  • Patent number: 7383665
    Abstract: A header arrangement has an elongated, lower, and substantially horizontal flange with a downwardly open U-shape for embracing a wall structured along at least part of the length of the lower flange, an elongated, and substantially vertical web connected along and extending upwardly from the lower flange, and an elongated, upper, and substantially horizontal flange connected along an upper edge of the vertical web and also having a U-shape. Web stiffeners and end stiffeners are engaged to the flanges and web to brace the header arrangement against static and dynamic loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Inventor: Raymond C. Frobosilo
  • Patent number: 7380487
    Abstract: A recoil reduction mechanism for a gun includes two successive springs cooperating with a cylinder, an axle and a magnet. The magnet attracts the gun's slide and the cylinder, in a direction opposite of the slide's and the cylinder's recoil direction. A third spring, because of its position and size, acts as an extra suspension for the gun's recoil, and as an accelerator for the slide's reciprocating motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventor: Dimitrios Mantras
  • Patent number: 7381043
    Abstract: An apparatus for regulating an injection moulding machine comprising a crank lever mechanism for moving the movable mould mounting plate, wherein the crosshead of the crank lever mechanism is driven by a drive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Engel Austria GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Engleder
  • Patent number: 7380848
    Abstract: A shovel includes a handle assembly being pivotally connected to a blade or a bracket of a blade for pivoting between a first position or second position at a first or second acute angle between the blade axis and the handle axis. The blade also has a third position at substantially a right angle between the handle axis and the blade axis. A pair of braces are attached to the blade. A plurality of holes are provided at the upper end of the pair of braces, wherein one hole of the first cross brace is aligned with one hole of the second cross brace for establishing each of the first, second, and third positions of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventor: Rocco Petruzelli
  • Patent number: 7380313
    Abstract: In order to provide a hinge device exhibiting a latchless function even if a lock mechanism exposed on respective surfaces of a main body and a lid body is abolished and a small-sized electronic equipment using the same, the present invention is a hinge device coupling the main body and the lid body in a turnable manner in an open/close direction and a direction perpendicular to it, in which the hinge device includes a mounting member and supporting member to be mounted to either the main body or the lid body; a horizontal shaft member mounted to the mounting member and having a locking groove at an outer periphery thereof; an orthogonal shaft member mounted to the supporting member and having an engaging groove at an outer periphery thereof, the orthogonal shaft groove being orthogonal to the horizontal shaft member; a bracket member mounted to the horizontal shaft member and the orthogonal shaft member to allow the main body and the lid body to turn in the open/close direction and the direction perpendicula
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignees: Katoh Electrical Machinery Co., Ltd, Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirofumi Akiyama, Tsutomu Satoh
  • Patent number: 7374724
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) for processing samples (2), comprising a body (3) with a collecting chamber (4), which can be connected with a pump (5) for aspirating, or dispensing fluids and that acts on this collecting chamber, a separating chamber (6) adjoining the collecting chamber (4) for the solid phase extraction and elution of organic, or inorganic particles (7) separated from these samples (2), and an opening (8) for releasing these particles (7). The device in accordance with the invention relates to individual pipette tips, as well as to SPE microplates, and is distinguished in that the device (1) comprises a capillary (9), which is connected with the collecting chamber (4), or with the body (8), and has a packing (10) for the solid phase extraction of organic, or inorganic particles (7) separated from these samples (2) and is used as a separating chamber (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignees: Tecan Trading AG, Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Nikolaus Ingenhoven, Dieter Lubda
  • Patent number: 7368041
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing magnetron sputter-coated workpieces includes placing a substrate adjacent a magnetron source having a target cathode, generating above the target cathode, at least one plasma loop by an electron trap established by generating a magnetic field which forms, in top view on the target cathode, a magnet field loop and, viewed in cross-section on the target cathode, a tunnel-shaped arc field and, an electric field which crosses the magnetic field of the magnet field loop. Plasma density distribution above the target cathode is controlled by interacting a control anode with the electron trap in a control segment area of the plasma loop. Magnetron sputter-coating the substrate by the magnetron sputter-source then takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: OC Oerlikon Balzers AG
    Inventor: Siegfried Krassnitzer
  • Patent number: 7356970
    Abstract: A metal building is disclosed that employs interlocking vertically extended panels of improved configuration including improved insulated wall panels, unique corner constructions, and unique window and door arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventor: Raymond C. Frobosilo
  • Patent number: 7357049
    Abstract: Machine for machining large parts of the type that comprises a parallel kinematics machining device that moves freely in the X, Y and Z Cartesian axes, characterized in that the said device is mounted on a platform which moves in the Z axis and is in turn mounted on a bridge that slides along corresponding guides in the X and Y axes. The invention put forward affords the significant advantage of combining the high machining precision and speed of the parallel kinematics machine with the fact that the machine can access large work areas owing to the support platform which is mounted on the bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Loxin 2002, S.L.
    Inventor: Julian Biagorri Hermoso
  • Patent number: 7353967
    Abstract: A pallet container has a container wall having an outlet opening and a drainage fixture with a flange. The drainage fixture is connected to the outlet opening in the container wall and fastened by the flange to the container wall. A conductor element is provided to discharge electrical charges from the container. At least one part of the conductor element is arranged between the flange and the container wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Daviplast-Servicos de Consultoria, Sociedade Unipessoal LDA
    Inventor: André Hamm
  • Patent number: D566265
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Milestone Scientific Inc.
    Inventors: Mark N. Hochman, Donald Lamond
  • Patent number: D569735
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: New York & Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Sam O'Donahue
  • Patent number: D570036
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Lowel-Light Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: David Conroy