Patents Represented by Law Firm Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel, P.C.
  • Patent number: 5950612
    Abstract: A self-propelled saw for cutting green or uncured concrete having a frame with rear drive wheels and adjustable front wheels is provided. The saw has a handle for guiding it along the desired path to be cut in the concrete and a drive motor for the saw blade and the rear wheels mounted on the frame. Motor or pump driven means interconnecting the handle and front wheels raise and lower the front wheels at the control of the operator to remove or insert the saw blade into the concrete to be cut. A track assembly, including a pair of parallel tracks moves with the frame as the saw blade is inserted into the concrete and the tracks engage and roll along the surface of the concrete to support the surf ace adjacent the saw blade as the concrete is being cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Edward A. Zuzelo
    Inventors: Edward A. Zuzelo, Albert D. Alderman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5951871
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for separating liquid-liquid mixtures such as temperature sensitive mixtures, the method converts the liquid mixture into a spray and sparys the mixture against one side of a membrane. This process improves separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: The University of Queensland
    Inventor: Raymond Peter Gannon
  • Patent number: 5950236
    Abstract: For the collection of hair clippings (21) during cutting of the hair of a person, a collar (1) is fitted around his/her neck. The collar (1) has a surface on which the hair clippings (21) falling from the person's head are caught. The surface is coated with an adhesive for that purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Vladimir Andrew
    Inventors: Vladimir Andrew, Roger Himber
  • Patent number: 5953025
    Abstract: An ink jet printer has a print head adapted to move in a printing area and in a wiping area outside of the printing area. The print head ejects ink drops through orifices in accordance with print data while it is moving in the print area. The wiper is disposed in the wiping area. The nozzle plate having orifices formed therethrough is wiped off when the print head moves in the wiping area. A wiper transporting mechanism includes a supporting mechanism for supporting and moving the wiper parallel with the print head when the print head moves in the wiping area, the wiper being transported at a velocity lower than the print head so that the wiper gently wipes the nozzle plate preventing the ink adhering to the wiper from splashing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Sakurai
  • Patent number: 5947953
    Abstract: A multiple lumen catheter assembly and methods for inserting the same are provided. The assembly includes a splittable membrane joining a first catheter and a second catheter for allowing the catheters to be at least partially longitudinally split from each other. Each catheter has at least one lumen extending longitudinally through the catheter. One method for inserting the assembly includes making an incision near the area to be catheterized, at least partially splitting the distal end regions of the catheters from each other by splitting apart the splittable membrane, and inserting the distal end regions of the catheters in a juxtaposed relation through the incision and into the area to be catheterized. In another method, the catheters are first tunnelled subcutaneously by pulling the distal end regions of the catheters in the assembly through a tunnel and outwardly from the tunnel near the area to be catheterized, leaving proximal end regions at least partially within the tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignees: HemoCleanse, Inc., Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Ash, Anthony J. Madison, Timothy M. Schweikert
  • Patent number: 5948611
    Abstract: The invention provides probes and primers for amplifying certain regions of genes for structural proteins of cartilage and methods for detecting mutations in these genes isolated from the nucleic acid of cells suspected of exhibiting mutant structural protein gene expression or having mutant structural protein genes. The invention also provides methods for determining a genetic predisposition for a disease that alters the structure or function of cartilage because of a mutation in a gene for a structural protein of cartilage in a mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Thomas Jefferson University
    Inventors: Darwin J. Prockop, Leena Ala-Kokko, Charlene J. Williams, Pertti Ritvaniemi, Clinton Baldwin, Ian Hopkinson, Nilofer Nina Ahmad
  • Patent number: 5947951
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically transferring a predetermined quantity of a sterile liquid to a vial containing a dry medicament for hydrating the medicament and then transferring the hydrated medicament to a container. To hydrate the medicament, a needle is positioned through a vial septum of the vial and an artificial sensor senses when the needle has been positioned through the vial septum and actuates a pump to transfer a predetermined quantity of sterile liquid into the vial. The needle is then removed from the vial septum and the vial is shaken to mix the liquid and medicament. To transfer the hydrated medicament to a container, another needle is positioned through the vial septum. An artificial sensor senses when the needle has been positioned through the vial septum and actuates the pump to transfer the hydrated medicament to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Smithkline Beecham Corporation
    Inventors: Jose A. Ortiz, Kenneth J. Sylvester
  • Patent number: 5948681
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compositions and methods for transfection of cells, particularly airway epithelial cells, with DNA complexed to polylysine substituted with glycosyl residues. The invention also relates to methods of treating humans having respiratory disease comprising administering to a human the composition of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Inventors: Thomas F. Scanlin, Mary Catherine Glick, Wouter J.W. Kollen
  • Patent number: 5949050
    Abstract: Magnetic cards are formed by plural, coadjoining, generally planar, parallel layers. Outermost layers form outer sides of each card. At least a first visible image is provided on a first of the outer sides. The card includes a generally planar, permanently magnetized layer formed by one or more permanently magnetizable planar components that are fixedly positioned preferably within a frame between the opaque outer sides or a magnetizable material layer only -part of which has been selectively permanently magnetized. The permanently magnetized layer or permanently magnetized portion of a larger, magnetizable layer has a predetermined configuration which is related at least in informational content to the first visible image. A silhouette of the predetermined configuration can be magnetically reproduced by placing a card on a magnetically actuated fluid display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Ellen G. Fosbenner, Truman John Gilbert, Robert J. Henry, Joseph Leonelli, Peter Santaw, Howard Wodin
  • Patent number: 5949341
    Abstract: A safety system (10) for a materials handling device, for example fork lift truck, conveyor, comprises a sensing head (11) linked to a pressurization control unit (12). The sensing head (11) monitors the level of explosive vapors in proximity to the device relative to low explosive level (LEL). When a level of explosive vapors of below 25% LEL are detected, the pressurization control unit (12) maintains the supply of an inert gas for a supply (13) to at least one sealed enclosure which encloses any hazardous components in the device at substantially atmospheric pressure. When a level of explosive vapors above 25% LEL is detected, the pressurization control device (12) is operable to increase the supply of inert gas to the enclosure (14) to being the pressure in the enclosure (14) to greater than atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Jungheinrich (G.B.) Limited
    Inventor: Geoffrey Ralph Oliver
  • Patent number: 5944732
    Abstract: A subcutaneous tunnelling device, a dilator and a method of forming a subcutaneous tunnel are provided. The device includes a trocar having a front end with a point configured for piercing skin, and a dilator which has a front end removably attached to the rear end of the trocar. The dilator is for dilating a section of a subcutaneous tunnel and includes a dilating section having a maximum diameter sized for dilating an interior surface of a subcutaneous tunnel for seating a catheter stabilizing cuff in the subcutaneous tunnel. The method of forming a subcutaneous tunnel includes the steps of inserting a trocar through a first location on a cutaneous surface and moving the trocar through subcutaneous tissue to form a subcutaneous tunnel. The trocar is at least partially removed and a front end of a dilator is attached to the trocar. A section of the tunnel is dilated by moving the dilator partially through the tunnel until the front end of the dilator reaches a first subcutaneous location in the tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Daniel Raulerson, Anthony J. Madison, Timothy M. Schweikert
  • Patent number: 5945150
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing chocolate includes premixing a charge of cocoa paste, sugar, and optionally powdered milk under application of heat, subsequently conveying the charge to a first grinder, and thereafter treating the resulting paste by tumbling in at least one stirring device under temperature control. In this process, removal of the volatile components as well as the reactions of the charge are conducted in a first operation, the paste is then pulverized, and after that the addition of fat and emulsifiers, and the dispersion and the liquefaction of the paste are implemented in a further operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Lipp Mischtechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Eberhard Lipp
  • Patent number: 5943725
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) serves for cleaning surfaces on boards, for instance, and has a cleaning device (2) which is circumferentially continuous and has an upper strand (2) and a lower strand (4) and two guide pulleys (5, 6) in between. The one strand is the cleaning strand which is held by a guide (8) and is pressed onto the surface to be cleaned. A carrier belt (7) is recessed or flattened in some regions of at least one longitudinal side and is therefore narrower in relation to the rest of its longitudinal area. At least one part (8a) at the entrance end of the guide (8) as considered in the feed direction of the cleaning strand, is deflectable or flexible outwardly from the feed direction and can thereby be applied to the inside (7a) of the carrier belt (7). The guide (8) has a substantially C-shaped cross section accommodating the entire width of the carrier belt (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Wandres GmbH Micro - Cleaning
    Inventor: Claus G. Wandres
  • Patent number: 5943695
    Abstract: A limb guard serves to protect a part of a limb from an external impact force and includes an elongate pad member, an elongate sheet layer mounted on the pad member to form an accommodation space between the elongate sheet layer and the elongate pad member, and a one-piece resilient impact absorbing member. The shock absorbing member is inserted in the accommodation space, and has a longitudinally extending central section of a first thickness adapted to resist and consequently absorb the external impact force applied thereon, and two lateral wing sections which are integrally formed with and which extend laterally from two longitudinal edges of the central section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Comax Sporting Goods Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dale Yen
  • Patent number: 5944117
    Abstract: An improved fluid actuated percussive impact tool of the valveless type adapted for down hole drilling is provided. The impact tool includes a casing, a back head, a distributor located at a first end of the casing, and an impact receiving device located at a second end of the casing. A chamber is located between the distributor and the impact receiving device. A cylinder sleeve is located in the chamber adjacent to the distributor. A first pressurized fluid passage is located between the casing and the cylinder sleeve for passing pressurized fluid from the distributor to the chamber. A piston is located in the chamber for reciprocating axial movement. Axially extending ports are located on at least one of the piston, the cylinder sleeve and the casing in the chamber for alternately supplying pressurized fluid to upper and lower chamber portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Eastern Driller's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Titus H. Burkholder, Duane H. Fetter
  • Patent number: 5946663
    Abstract: The method of planning a production schedule of the present invention has a production order preparing unit which, in response to an order, the completed product stock is allocated to the previous production schedule planned before an order change, and which prepares a production order. The production schedule which is previously planned is allocated to the production order which has been subjected to allocation of the completed product stock to the order, in accordance with information such as the product identification, the quantity, and the delivery time. The allocated portion of the previous production schedule is used as it is in the current production schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Matsushia Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Tanaka, Hirokazu Kominami, Satoru Yamamura, Yukinori Miura, Itsuhiro Yamada, Kazuhiro Shintani, Masahiro Uenishi
  • Patent number: 5944252
    Abstract: A method of making corrugated board having at least one fold region includes the steps of securing at least two sheets of paper liner in complementary facing engagement to create a first multi-layer liner. A first set of ridges of a first corrugated paper medium is secured to the first multi-layer composite liner to create a first single-face web. At least two sheets of paper liner are secured in complementary facing engagement to create a second multi-layer composite liner. A first set of ridges of a second corrugated paper medium is secured to the second multi-layer composite liner to create a second single-face web. A selected portion of the second corrugated paper medium is compressed to create an area to be bent. A second set of ridges of the first corrugated paper medium is secured to the second multi-layer composite liner. Adhesive is applied to the second set of ridges of the second corrugated paper medium, except for the compressed selected portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Connelly Containers, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas S. Connelly, Michael J. McGinley, Alexander Strachan, III
  • Patent number: 5943533
    Abstract: A method of forming an electrostatic latent image includes printing operation and toner recovering operation. The printing operation includes charging, forming an electrostatic latent image, developing, and transferring operations. The toner recovering operation includes the step of charging the photosensitive drum in timed relation to the rotation of the photosensitive drum after printing operation so that reversely charged toner deposited on the charging roller migrates from the charging roller to the photosensitive drum. The toner migrated from the charging roller to the photosensitive drum is recovered into a developer. An apparatus for forming an image includes a charging roller, photosensitive drum, developing roller, and transfer roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventors: Syuichiro Ogata, Yoshitatsu Okiyama, Kazuyoshi Yoshida, Toru Ishihara, Kuniharu Hayashi, Hiroyuki Yajima, Mikio Yamamoto, Takashi Itaya, Masanori Maekawa, Kazuhiko Nagaoka
  • Patent number: D413364
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Inventor: Bruce M. D'Andrade
  • Patent number: D413510
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Henry Dunay Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry Dunay