Patents Represented by Law Firm Panitch, Schwarze, Jacobs & Nadel
  • Patent number: 5918439
    Abstract: A roof shingle placement tool is provided. The roof shingle placement tool includes a support member adapted to be disposed generally horizontally on a roof to be shingled. An indexing member is connected to the support member. The indexing member includes a plurality of equally spaced stops. The indexing member is adapted to be indexed upwardly along the roof with succeeding stops engaging a fixed reference point on the roof such that a uniform exposure distance is provided by the support member for succeeding courses of shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Inventors: John A. Metzer, James R. Kingham
  • Patent number: 5919531
    Abstract: A method for chemical vapor deposition of a film comprising tantalum onto a substrate includes introducing into a deposition chamber: (i) a substrate; (ii) a source precursor in the vapor state; and (iii) at least one carrier gas, and maintaining the temperature of the substrate within the chamber as from about 70.degree. C. to about 675.degree. C. for a period of time sufficient to deposit a film comprising tantalum on the substrate. The source precursor has a formula (I):Ta(I.sub.5-m-n-p)(Br.sub.m- p)(Cl.sub.n- p)(R.sub.p) (I)wherein m is an integer from 0 to 5, n is an integer from 0 to 4, p is an integer from 0 to 4, and R is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, and lower alkyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignees: Gelest, Inc., The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Barry C. Arkles, Alain E. Kaloyeros
  • Patent number: 5919205
    Abstract: The operating rod is provided for a medical instrument, in particular for an endoscopic instrument and consists of at least two rod parts transmitting tension and/or compression forces and which at their ends facing one another, are connected to one another with a positive fit at least in the direction of their longitudinal axis. In order to achieve a high force transmission with a slimline construction, the face ends facing one another, of the rod parts are arranged essentially in a plane lying obliquely to the longitudinal axis of the rod and are provided with toothed profiles engaging into one another with a positive fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Richard Wolf GmbH
    Inventors: Rudolf Heimberger, Uwe Schaumann
  • Patent number: 5916982
    Abstract: A process for the production of polyolefins is provided which comprises polymerizing or copolymerizing olefins in the presence of a catalyst composition which includes a catalyst component (I) resulting from mutual contact of sub-components (A) and (B), and a catalyst component (II). Sub-component (A) is of the formulaR.sup.1.sub.p Me.sup.1 X.sup.1.sub.4-p and/or R.sup.1.sub.2 Me.sup.1 X.sup.1'and sub-component (B) is a modified organoaluminum compound having Al--O--Al bonds. Catalyst component (II) is an admixture of sub-component (C), which is a transition metal elemental compound of Groups VII-VIII, and one or more of triethylaluminum, triisobutylaluminum, diethyl zinc, n-butyllithium, and butylmagnesiumchloride. The catalyst components (I) and/or (II) are contacted with a carrier during or after the preparation of the components (I) and/or (II).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Nippon Oil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Nakazawa, Akira Sano, Kazuo Matsuura
  • Patent number: 5916332
    Abstract: A pedal assembly of a bicycle includes a pedal body, a pedal shaft and a foot cleat engaging unit. The pedal body includes a lateral cage portion and an inside frame portion which is connected detachably to the cage portion. The inside frame portion has a foot support face. The pedal shaft is journalled in the inside frame portion. The foot cleat engaging unit has a mounting frame connected detachably to the inside frame portion on the foot support face. The mounting frame carries a first foot cleat engaging member and a spring-loaded second foot cleat engaging member, thereby mounting removably the first and second foot cleat engaging members on the foot support face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Inventor: Chung-I Chen
  • Patent number: 5917995
    Abstract: A printer for printing image on a paper according to the print data output from a notebook computer. The printer has a paper-feed unit including a paper holding section for holding the paper to be printed on and a table on which the notebook computer can be placed; a print unit including a print section for printing image according to the print data on a paper supplied from the paper-feed unit and a receiving section for receiving a printed paper; and a joint mechanism for rotatably fitting the print unit on the paper-feed unit. The joint mechanism includes a shaft on which said print unit is carried so as to be turned with respect to the paper-feed unit, and the print unit has an open state in which the print unit is remote from said table of the paper-feed unit and a closed state in which the print unit folds flat on the table of the paper-feed unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Yukio Ota
  • Patent number: 5915042
    Abstract: An image is divided into blocks of N consecutive pixels, and each block is coded with reference to M reference pixels, where M and N are integers greater than one. Different patterns of N pixels are obtained from the M reference pixels. If one of these patterns matches the N consecutive pixels sufficiently closely, that block of N consecutive pixels is coded as a flag and a pattern code. When the coded data are decoded, the flags identify blocks that were coded in this way, and these blocks are decoded by copying already-decoded data identified by the pattern codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuhito Matsushiro
  • Patent number: 5914692
    Abstract: A multiple loop antenna is provided which may be connected to either a transmit circuit, a receive circuit, or a transmit/receive circuit. When powered by a transmit circuit, the antenna generates radio frequency magnetic fields in an area or zone proximate to the antenna, but which are substantially canceled at a distance approximately one wavelength and more from the antenna, thereby defining a surveillance zone proximate to the antenna. Radiating loop segments of the antenna are centered around a common feed point and are geometrically symmetrical, such that currents are precisely controlled in each loop segment. A crossover element electrically connects the loop segments. The crossover element includes a pair of spaced, parallel conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Bowers, Wen-Liang Wu
  • Patent number: 5913430
    Abstract: There is disclosed a rack with receptacles for medical forceps. The forceps comprise a forceps jaw at the distal end of a shank and a handle with two scissor type grips which can be spread apart for opening the forceps jaw. To each of the receptacles arranged parallel to one another, in each case, there are allocated two grip supports fixing the grips in their spread apart position, a shank support for the shank and two lateral supports for the handle. This achieves the object that after the insertion into the rack has been effected, the opened forceps jaw parts cannot close.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Richard Wolf GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Gobel, Joachim Peuckert
  • Patent number: 5913267
    Abstract: In a process and a device for adapting the position of printing plates (4) to the deformation (fan-out) of the paper web (2) to be printed through damp, ink absorption and mechanical stress on passing between several successive pairs of printing rolls (1) and also for adaptation to deformations possibly occuring in the fixing device of a printing roll (1) and resultant changes in the position of a printing plate (4), the printing plate (4) and/or the mount holding it in the stamping or bending machine (5) is moved or shifted laterally, in the circumferential direction and/or angularly by the amount required for said printing plate (4) on the printing roll (1) owing to said deformation of the paper web (2) to be printed, in order to obtain a print corresponding with a preceding printing roll (1), as considered in the direction of feed of the paper web, despite the paper deformation that has meanwhile occured. Thereafter the deformations, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Bruder Neumeister GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Britsch
  • Patent number: 5911828
    Abstract: A coating system for inner wall surfaces of tubes includes a hose reel and flexible hoses wound thereon. The hoses each carry an applicator nozzle through which the coating substance is dispensed. A payout guide assembly is disposed next to the reel for unwinding the hose and for feeding the nozzles into the tubes to be coated. The payout guide and the reel are also driven in reverse for removing the nozzles from the tube and winding the hoses on the reel. A high pressure paint spray system includes a paint pump assembly for supplying paint to the hose and a spray gun valve connected between the hose and the paint pumped assembly. A control system is connected to the payout guide, to the hose reel and to the spray gun valve, the control system coordinating the feeding and removing of the hose into and from the tube, as well as the paint application through the spray gun valve and the applicator nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Inventor: Ed Curran
  • Patent number: 5912212
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition comprises (A) a base oil, (B) a 3-methyl-5-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl substituted fatty acid ester in an amount of 0.1-5 percent by mass and (C) an auxiliary component, said auxiliary component being one member of the group of (a) a nitrogen-containing compound in an amount of 0.001-1 percent by mass, (b) a sulfur and/or phosphorus-containing compound in an amount of 0.1-5.0 percent by mass or (c) a phenolic compound in an amount of 0.1-5.0 percent by mass. This composition features the combination with a base oil of these specified components whereby there is provided synergistic effect conducive to inhibition or prevention of both oxidation and sludge formation while in use under elevated temperature conditions over extended periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: Nippon Oil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinichi Igarashi, Yoko Matsuyama, Yutaka Shikatani, Toshio Yoshida
  • Patent number: 5912004
    Abstract: A fungicidal composition in the form of an aqueous emulsion is formed from 3-iodo-2-propynyl-N-butylcarbamate (IPBC), 2-(thiocyanomethylthio)benzothiazole (TCMTB), polyoxyethylene triglyceride, polyalkylene glycol ether, xanthan gum and dipropylene glycol. The composition is formed by adding a molten blend of polyoxyethylene triglyceride to a blend of IPBC and TCMTB, and then adding thereto a solution of xanthan gum in dipropylene glycol and water. The composition is particularly suited for the preservation of wet blue hides as obtained in the leather industry, and may also be used in the preservation of organic coatings delivered from aqueous media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: Zeneca, Inc.
    Inventors: Anaide Bonjour, Gerardo D. Blanco, Carlos H. Canoura, Stuart D. Graham, Roger E. Smith
  • Patent number: 5912609
    Abstract: A coil component comprises a pot core having through holes formed in the bottom, a coil so shaped as to fit in the pot core, and a cover core joined to the rim of the pot core. The coil has terminals inserted in the through holes to such an extent that their lower ends do not protrude beyond the bottom. The bottom has membrane external electrodes formed on its outersurface and connected with the terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Usui, Kouki Sato
  • Patent number: 5911336
    Abstract: It is described a vacuum stabilizing device comprising a holder (100) impermeable to gases, in the form of a box open at its upper end, with edges folded and prolonged outwards to form a peripheral "wing" (104); a getter material (110) in the lower part of holder (100) inside a lower volume (II) defined by the bottom of the holder and by a lower septum (120), permeable to gases; a dryer material (130) is an upper volume (I) defined by said septum (120) and by a second upper septum (140) permeable to gases. A film (150) of a material impermeable to gases is hermetically fixed to the external part of wing (104), as to seal the whole device. A few methods for producing the device are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: Saes Getters S.P.A.
    Inventors: Paolo Della Porta, Paolo Manini, Fortunato Belloni, Bruno Ferrario
  • Patent number: 5911698
    Abstract: A method for the removal of cholesterol, triglycerides and other lipids from animal plasma, serum or other suitable blood fractions, as a discontinuous flow system, the method comprising withdrawing blood from a subject, separating the required fraction from the blood and mixing with a solvent mixture which extracts the lipids from the fraction, after which the delipidated fraction is recombined with the blood cells and returned to the subject, wherein the solvent extraction step is carried out separately and remote from the subject. The delipidated fraction is washed with a second solvent before being recombined with the blood cells. To ensure that the delipidated fraction is free from all extraction solvent, the fraction is mixed with an absorbent specific for the solvent that is being removed. The preferred absorbent is a macroporous polymeric bead contained in the pores of a sintered glass or plastic sphere, the being capable of absorbing organic molecules from an aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: Aruba International Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Karim Rouan Cham
  • Patent number: D411104
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: SmithKline Beecham Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolina C. Simile-Gravina, Lesley S. Rodenhiser, Alissa F. Podheiser
  • Patent number: D411175
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Vulcan Ventures, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Doren, Henry Madden
  • Patent number: D411252
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Inventor: Michael Mittelstrass
  • Patent number: D411763
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Systec Ausbausysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Ludwig Asenstorfer, Markus Fischer