Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch LLP
  • Patent number: 6861153
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermoplastic resin composition comprising (a) 100 parts by weight of a resin selected from the group consisting of polypropylenes and copolymers composed mainly of propylene, (b) 5 to 350 parts by weight of a resin selected from the group consisting of polyethylenes and copolymers composed mainly of ethylene, the resin having been prepared using a single site catalyst, and (c) 5 to 200 parts by weight of an ionomer resin or its ester. The present thermoplastic resin composition is excellent in mechanical properties and heat bonding property to various resins, and causes no bleeding-out of softening agents, thereby the softness of the shaped articles obtained from the composition can be easily controlled. The present invention also provides a laminated article comprising a layer of the resin composition .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Riken Technos Corporation
    Inventors: Kouichi Inoue, Toshimi Yamanaka, Takeshi Yuasa
  • Patent number: 6799931
    Abstract: The tree fastener includes split wing fasteners which engage a passageway in a clip base, including flashgates in the passageway which were formed in the molding process initially joining the tree fastener and the clip base prior to driving to the pre-driven position, and further engage a structural aperture in the driven position. The tree fastener further includes a flexible tab which is joined to the tree fastener near the tip of the tree fastener and which extends upwardly within a slot in the shank of the tree fastener and extends through the head of the tree fastener. The flexible tab includes two generally radially outwardly extending interference bumps which engage one of the flashgates in the pre-driven position. The flexible tab can be manually moved radially inwardly so that the interference bumps release the flashgate so that the tree fastener can be urged to the fully driven position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Mark J. Kwilosz
  • Patent number: 6782727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of and a system for carrying out at least one operation on at least one wire(1) in a wire forming manufacturing machine, said operation involving deformation of at least a part of the wire, said machine comprising at least two counter-rotating synchronized blocks(2,4), said blocks each comprising at least one operation means(6,7) for performing said operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Enkotec A/S
    Inventor: Klaus Peter Matzen
  • Patent number: 6755848
    Abstract: A light-ray therapeutic apparatus having: a xenon illuminating lamp including a lamp body, a lamp holder provided in the lamp body, a xenon lamp held by the lamp holder, a reflecting mirror for reflecting light emitted from the xenon lamp, and a multilayer film coating-type spectral correction filter provided in a front portion of the lamp body; wherein, of the light from the xenon lamp, energy of ultraviolet rays having a wavelength not longer than 280 nm is cut off by the spectral correction filter, and spectral coincidence in an ultraviolet wavelength range of 280-400 nm, in a visible wavelength range of 380-780 nm, and in an infrared wavelength range of 780-2,500 nm are made 100±30% respectively, while the spectral coincidence is defined as a ratio of relative energy distribution of the light of the xenon lamp to relative energy distribution of the reference sunlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Seric Ltd.
    Inventor: Taiji Satoh
  • Patent number: 6746191
    Abstract: The rivet includes a screw element which rotates within a body element. The body element includes an upper collar, integral with the body head, which is longitudinally stabilized with respect to the rotating screw element. The body element further includes a lower collar which is internally threaded and engages the external threads of the shank of the screw element. The lower collar therefore traverses a portion of the shank of the screw element as the screw element rotates. Folding legs join the upper collar and the lower collar. In the uninstalled position, the folding legs are parallel to and abut the screw shank. However, in the installed position, the lower collar approaches the upper collar and the legs fold so as to be substantially perpendicular to the screw shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: David W. Edland
  • Patent number: 6743860
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoplastic resin composition comprising (a) 100 parts by weight of a block copolymer comprising at least two polymeric blocks A composed mainly of a vinyl aromatic compound and at least one polymeric block B composed mainly of a conjugated diene compound, or a hydrogenated block copolymer thereof, (d) 5 to 50 parts by weight of an organic peroxide, and (e) 10 to 80 parts by weight of one or more substances selected from the group consisting of multifunctional vinyl compounds and multifunctional (meth)acrylate compounds. The present invention provides a master batch of an organic peroxide in which the organic peroxide is so uniformly dispersed in a thermoplastic resin that crosslinking and/or decomposition occur uniformly, a method of preparing the same, a thermoplastic resin composition obtained using the master batch and a method of preparing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Riken Technos Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Mizuno
  • Patent number: 6736691
    Abstract: A toy building set comprising box-shaped building elements that have, in the horizontal plane, dimensions that are integer multiples of a horizontal module (L), and, in the vertical direction, a height (H) which exceeds the horizontal module. The building elements have a tubular opening at a first face. Elements are provided that have a tenon that can be introduced into the tubular opening. At its free end, the tenon is flexible and has protruding edges (23) for snap-effect with the second end of the tubular opening, and the tenon has a protruding portion (21) that serves to ensure that the tenon can be introduced only so deeply into the tubular as corresponds to the horizontal module (L). The building set comprises building elements (30) with coupling studs (31) on the top face and a cavity (32) with a tubular coupling means (33), whereby two such elements are able to interconnect with coupling studs (31) in contact with the sides of the cavity (32) and the tubular member (33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Interlego AG
    Inventor: Erik Bach
  • Patent number: 6733360
    Abstract: The system includes a digital camera or similar CCD or CMOS device which transmits image data to a computing device. Changes such as motion, light or color are detected in various sectors or regions of the image. These changes are evaluated by software which generates output to an audio speaker and/or to an infra-red, radio frequency, or similar transmitter. The transmitter forms a link to a microprocessor based platform which includes remote microprocessor software. Additionally, the platform include mechanical connections upon which a robot can be built and into which the digital camera can be incorporated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Interlego AG
    Inventors: Mike Dooley, Soren Lund, Guy Nicholas, Allan Young
  • Patent number: 6735155
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus includes: a unit for applying a predetermined processing to record information divided into error correction units and generating processed record information including a plurality of record units; and a unit for recording the processed record information on an information record medium; a unit for recording, after the recording of the processed record information, predetermined dummy information of an information amount corresponding for the plurality of record units, on the information record medium, subsequent to the processed record information recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Inventors: Kazuo Kuroda, Toshio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6731575
    Abstract: By the control information recording method, control information to control at least one of recording and reproducing operations of record information on an information record medium is recorded onto a guide track of the information record medium. The control information recording method is provided with the steps of: generating a control information timing signal one after another at an interval corresponding to a length of a control information unit equal to an N (N: predetermined integer not less than 2) multiple of a length of a record information unit of the record information; and recording the control information onto the guide track of the information record medium, on the basis of a timing corresponding to the control information timing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Pioneer Display Products Corporation
    Inventors: Shoji Taniguchi, Akiyoshi Inoue, Kazuo Kuroda, Toshio Suzuki, Hiroyuki Ohira
  • Patent number: 6729617
    Abstract: A device for conveying flat objects in series and edge-on, in which the flat objects (12) are moved in a conveying direction (D), while at the same time being separated each from the next by a spacing which is normally constant, has a synchronization system (2) capable of compensating for any variations in spacing between two consecutive objects. The system includes two parallel rows (3, 4) of driven wheels (3A-4C) made of elastically deformable elastomer and between which each object is gripped and moved in the conveying direction. Each wheel has a rotation spindle (6), the position of which is fixed, and the wheels are rotated by a motorization system which is controlled to accelerate and/or retard the movement of each object between the two rows of wheels on the basis of a detection whether the front edge of the object has been early or late in passing a determined position upstream of the two rows of wheels compared with a time reference indicating the spacing between objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Solystic
    Inventors: Francois Chaume, Laurent Buffat, Claude Diebold
  • Patent number: 6730411
    Abstract: A two-part adhesive systems exhibiting improved fixture and open times are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes (a) an adhesive part being a mixture formed from (I) an ethylenically unsaturated monomer, (II) a metal molybdate, (III) a metal salt of an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid in an amount less than 3 weight percent, and (IV) an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid, and (b) an activator part which includes a free radical generator. In another embodiment, the system includes the above-described adhesive part substantially free of a metal salt of an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid. Curable adhesives and laminates prepared with the two-part system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Keith Doe, Donald Edmond Gosiewski
  • Patent number: 6726219
    Abstract: The air damper includes a piston reciprocating within a cylindrical housing. The piston includes a lip seal which is coated with a minimum of 0.5%/seal part weight graphite powder/molybdenum disulfide. This provides for increased smoothness of operation of the air damper, particularly at low speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Steven L. Bivens
  • Patent number: 6726637
    Abstract: An arrangement for the collection, concentration, and optional analysis of volatile organic components in alveolar breath includes a condensation unit which removes water vapor from the alveolar breath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Inventor: Michael Phillips
  • Patent number: 6726408
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for feeding sliders (31) from a source of sliders to the slider insertion area (27) of at least two slider insertion devices (18, 19). A sensor (30, 52) on a sender track (20, 21) detects a lack of sliders (31) in the sender track. A signal is sent from the sensor (30, 52) to actuate a vibratory bowl (14) of sliders (31) and a plunger (35) to open a passage, thereby releasing the sliders (31) to a sender track (20, 21). When a sensor (46, 56) detects a lack of sliders (31) in a loading rack (25, 26) or a slider insertion area (27), the sensor (46, 56) signals a plunger (44, 58) and a pneumatic valve (48, 60) to open a passage to provide an air blast, thereby launching the sliders (31) onto the slider insertion area (27) of each slider insertion device (18, 19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael McMahon, Stanley Piotrowski, Donald L. Crevier
  • Patent number: 6721981
    Abstract: A body support apparatus, for example, a bed, includes a support surface defined by support members. Each support member is mounted for movement in a direction substantially normal to the support surface. Support members are so arranged that movement of any one of the support members in a direction substantially normal to the support surface and beyond a threshold distance relative to an adjacent support member causes movement in substantially the same direction of said adjacent support member. No movement of a support member is caused by the movement of an adjacent support member when the distance of relative movement is below the threshold distance. The support members are resiliently urged towards an unloaded position, by tension springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventors: Colin Jack Greenhalgh, Marlene Claire Greenhalgh
  • Patent number: D490454
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Inventor: Brian V. Titmarsh
  • Patent number: D492844
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Ramirez, Mark A. Bergeron
  • Patent number: D493250
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Artemide S.p.A.
    Inventor: Enzo Mari
  • Patent number: D499836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Artemide S.p.A.
    Inventor: Thomas Sandell