Patents Represented by Law Firm Ostrolenk, Faber, Gerb & Soffen
  • Patent number: 7942186
    Abstract: A fabric panel adapted for use selectively as a drape, curtain, shade or valance. The panel has a loop at the upper edge region for receiving a curtain rod. A strip extending across the panel down from the upper end. Two fastening tie receivers are disposed on the panel at about the height of the strip. A respective one or more strip ties around the bottom edge region of the panel and also is passed through fasteners at the strip so that the ties may be tightened for selectively raising the bottom of the panel at a plurality of locations across the panel to a varying extent to expose the area beneath the shade to a varying selected extent, or to raise the bottom of the panel higher to a fixed location so that the panel with the ties raising the panel may serve as a valance. A tie around the panel and off to the side defines the panel into a curtain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Ellery Homestyles, LLC.
    Inventor: Leigh Lassiter
  • Patent number: 7713351
    Abstract: The objective of the invention is a crystallizing method for macromolecules, especially proteins and polypeptides, in which selected polysaccharides of biological origin, such as alginate, pectin, dextrin or chitosan and hydrolysates thereof, are used as reagents. Sedimentation of the crystals can be prevented and thus the uniformity of the product contributed with the method. The method can be used to prepare new crystal forms of the polypeptide and to improve the stability of crystals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Macrocrystal Oy
    Inventors: Kalevi Visuri, Sinikka Uotila, Katja Palmunen
  • Patent number: 7591300
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a cast metal strip using a twin roll casting installation comprising two casting rolls and two lateral plates that together define a molten metal chamber and a casting gap. Molten metal is introduced in to the molten metal chamber and forms the molten metal chamber a molten metal bath with a bath surface that is open to the top. A cast metal strip is conveyed from the molten metal chamber and through the casting gap. A delimiting surface area for collecting particles that are foreign to the molten metal is produced on the surface of the bath under the effect of at least one gas jet. The aim of the invention is to substantially avoid the introduction of particles that are foreign to the molten metal into the surface or into the near-surface zone of the cast strip. For this purpose, the at least one gas jet is directed together with the casting roll onto the bath surface at a distance of the gas jet axis to the contact line of the bath surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Voest-Alpine Industrieanlagenbau GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Gerald Hohenbichler, Gerald Eckerstorfer, Markus Brummayer
  • Patent number: 7584760
    Abstract: A substrate (W) is held and rotated in its horizontal position on a spin base (10). A processing liquid can be supplied from a processing liquid lower nozzle 15 to the lower surface of the substrate (W). The upper surface of the substrate (W) is covered with an atmosphere blocking plate (30). A splash guard (50) is disposed so as to circumscribe the substrate (W). A guard (52) is curved such that the vertical cross section of a recovery port (52f) of the splash guard (50) is of substantially U-shape opening to the center of the splash guard (50), so that the maximum internal diameter part of the recovery port (52f) is brought near a guard (53). The space between the internal wall surface of the recovery port (52f) and the substrate (W) is increased to thereby suppress the bounce of the processing liquid flying spattering from the substrate (W) in rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Miya, Akira Izumi, Takashi Kawamura, Itsuki Kajino
  • Patent number: 7584837
    Abstract: A transport device having a preferably flat transport element and at least one basic carrier which is mounted on the basic carrier by rollers. At least one article carrier can be mounted. The transport element is driven stops along the transport element allow halting of at least some of the basic carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Arzneimittel GmbH Apotheker Vetter & Co.
    Inventors: Manfred Roether, Franz Riedter
  • Patent number: 7578423
    Abstract: An assembly for reducing oxidation of a semiconductor device comprises a holding device for securing the semiconductor device to a platform. The holding device includes at least one opening for providing access by a bonding tool to bonding areas where the semiconductor device is to be bonded. A slidable cover covers the holding device and has a slot for providing access by the bonding tool to the bonding areas through the slot. A guiding device is positioned on the slidable cover and is coupled to a pusher which is operative to push the slidable cover to move along a first axis. The pusher is further guided by the guiding device to move relative to the slidable cover along a second axis which is perpendicular to the first axis without pushing the slidable cover to move in the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: ASM Technology Singapore Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Rong Duan, Zhao Ya Rui, Pei Bei Xu
  • Patent number: 7579566
    Abstract: A faceplate structure for a load control device comprises a bezel, an operating knob extending through an elongated rectangular opening of the bezel, and a sliding cover plate disposed behind the bezel. The bezel defines side walls and is adapted to be fixed to the load control device. The elongated rectangular opening extends along a vertical axis of the bezel. The operating knob is operable to vertically move along the length of the elongated opening. The cover plate is slidably coupled to the side walls of the bezel. The shaft of the operating knob is coupled to the cover plate, such that the cover plate is vertically movable with respect to the bezel. The cover plate covers the rear of the opening in all positions to which the cover plate can be moved by the operating knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Greg Edward Sloan, Edward J. Blair, Nicole R. Vigue, Richard David Samuels
  • Patent number: 7578083
    Abstract: Apparatus for visualizing images, comprising: (a) a housing; (b) a window of transparent material with multiple lens effect arranged in a wall of the housing for making visible an image to be placed there behind; (c) moving means arranged in the housing for moving reciprocally a holder arranged behind the lenses of the window for holding a card-like medium with two or more images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Tele Merchandising International B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Willem Johannes Luinstra
  • Patent number: 7575949
    Abstract: In a semiconductor photo-detector of the present invention, a first semiconductor layer, a second semiconductor layer having, and a photo-absorption part composed of a photo-absorption layer sandwiched between these layers are disposed on a substrate, at least the photo-absorption layer is formed at a position apart inwardly by a finite length from an end surface of the substrate, an end surface of the second semiconductor layer and the substrate or the end surface of the substrate is provided with a light incident facet angled inwardly as it separates from the surface of the second semiconductor or the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventor: Hideki Fukano
  • Patent number: 7575254
    Abstract: A stiffener fixation assembly fixed to the outer cover of a flexible tube, the flexible tube being in contact with a stiffener in an I-tube, at the end of which a bell mouth may be fixed, whereby the stiffener fixation assembly is located between the outer surface of the flexible tube and the inner wall of a centralizer and comprises rotary pieces that are axially movable with respect to the inner wall of the I-tube and capable of eliminating the relative movement between the flexible tube and the stiffener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Technip France
    Inventors: Gaspar Cunha Xavier, Fred Laaf, Luiz Antonio De Araujo Duvivier de Albuquerque Mello, Jucimar Coelho Moza
  • Patent number: 7573436
    Abstract: An electrical control device for controlling the status of a controlled electrical device, the electrical control device comprising a power conducting semiconductor device for controlling the status of the controlled electrical device; a control circuit; a transmitter and/or receiver in communication with the control circuit; and an antenna coupled to the transmitter and/or receiver; the antenna adapted to receive a first signal at a specified frequency from a remote control device and/or transmit a second signal at a specified frequency to a remote control device; wherein the transmitter is operable to couple the first signal from the antenna to the control circuit for remotely controlling the controllably conductive device and/or couple the second signal from the control circuit for providing a status of said controlled electrical device, the antenna comprising a first loop of conductive material having a capacitance and an inductance; the capacitance and the inductance forming a circuit being resonant at t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer L. Webb, Stephen S. Thompson, Gregory S. Altonen, Stuart DeJonge, Edward M. Felegy, Jr., Siddharth P. Sinha
  • Patent number: 7571966
    Abstract: A removable wheel device includes a wheel unit, a housing, and a locking unit. The wheel unit includes a wheel body and a wheel axle formed with an annular groove. The wheel axle is extendible removably into the housing. The locking unit includes an actuator connected pivotally to the housing, an elastic member mounted between an operating end portion of the actuator and the housing, and a locking pin connected to a force transmitting end portion of the actuator. The operating end portion is depressible to move the force transmitting end portion from a locking position, where the locking pin extends into the annular groove to prevent removal of the wheel axle from the housing, to an unlocking position, where the locking pin is disengaged from the annular groove to permit removal of the wheel axle from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shun-Min Chen, Wen-Qu Hu
  • Patent number: 7573212
    Abstract: A power control module which can be used to automatically open a power circuit for electrically operated devices, particularly battery operated devices, during predetermined periods of non-use. A timer is reset by a motion detector indicating continuing use. The timer controls a transistor switch which closes and opens the power circuit as required. The timing interval can be user-selected e.g., by programming a microprocessor controller. The transition time between conductive and non-conductive states of the transistor can also be controlled to prolong the life of incandescent bulbs or other sensitive load devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Inventor: Deborah K. Avis
  • Patent number: 7572675
    Abstract: A method is provided for removing excess encapsulation material from unmolded surfaces of a molded substrate including semiconductor packages by utilizing an acid solution. The method comprises the steps of mounting the substrate to a holding device with the unmolded surfaces facing an acid source for supplying an acid solution, contacting the unmolded surfaces with the acid solution for a sufficient time to remove the excess encapsulation material from the unmolded surfaces while substantially avoiding contact with molded surfaces thereof, and thereafter removing the substrate from contact with the acid solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: ASM Technology Singapore Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Srikanth Narasimalu, Premkumar Jeromerajan
  • Patent number: D597802
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Maxpat Trading & Marketing (Far East) Limited
    Inventor: Siu Kwan Yu
  • Patent number: D597892
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Seiko Andoh
  • Patent number: D598896
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: SDI Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer Elizabeth Garrett
  • Patent number: D599072
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Hayco Manufacturing Limited
    Inventor: Eugen Gustav Meyer
  • Patent number: D599192
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Jolife AB
    Inventors: Sebastian Andren, Andreas Winquist
  • Patent number: D640231
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: SDI Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Joseph