Patents Represented by Attorney Pitney Hardin LLP
  • Patent number: 7257871
    Abstract: According to the present invention, for a dead human body in which the blood contains a predetermined ratio or more of bilirubin, which causes discoloration of the body, before the primary embalmment processing employing the perfusion type antiseptic fixing method using a formalin solution, the body is cleaned with an antiseptic solution, and the preliminary processing is performed. Specifically, a photo catalyst embalming solution containing a photo catalyst is injected into the vessels of the body, and after the photo catalyst embalming solution has been distributed to the capillaries in the dermis of portions of the body for which discoloration is to be prevented, the portions are irradiated by an electromagnetic wave (e.g., UV) to induce photo catalytic activity to locally, at the least, decompose bilirubin and reduce the amount in the body portions. As a result, the appearance of a body in a special state, wherein the amount of bilirubin is excessive, can be maintained so it is as natural as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Sunseal, Asukatec Co., Ltd., Yoshinobu Sato, San Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Kohei Aoyagi, Yoshinobu Sato, Shinichiro Ishida
  • Patent number: 7207153
    Abstract: The vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) machine is configured to place a fitment, such as a spout, on the longitudinal fin seal of a container. The fitment dispatched from a vibratory bowl via an adjustable track. The fitment is then secured to the edges of the film by longitudinal sealing bars and the edges of the film are likewise secured to each other by the longitudinal sealing bars sealing bars thereby forming a longitudinal fin seal. Depressions are machined in the machine direction center of the sealing bars in order to accommodate the shape of the fitment. The film is drawn over an oversized collar and an undersized tube so as to create excess film in order to form gussets providing a stand-alone capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Art Malin
  • Patent number: 7182513
    Abstract: A zipper strip for a reclosable bag or package includes a male interlocking profile and a female interlocking profile. The male interlocking profile includes a male interlocking member and a male web coextruded therewith. In like manner, the female interlocking profile includes a female interlocking member and a female web. The male interlocking member snappingly engages into the female interlocking member to join the profiles to one another. One of the male and female webs is wider than the other in at least one of two directions from the male and female interlocking members, the greater width being represented by at least one flange extending widthwise beyond the other web. The zipper strip is designed to be attached to thermoplastic sheet material by sealing the at least one flange thereto without sealing the male and female webs to each other. Methods for securing the zipper strip to thermoplastic sheet material, and for making packages on a horizontal form-fill-and-seal machine, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Art Malin, Donald L. Van Erden, James G. Kohl, Jr., Michael J. McMahon
  • Patent number: 7172640
    Abstract: In a method and a device for melting down metal-containing material, preferably fine-particulate metal-containing material, such as sponge iron, in a metallurgical melting furnace (1), wherein, in an interior space (11) of the melting furnace (1), a metal melt (5) and a slag layer (6) floating on top of the metal melt (5) are maintained, the metal-containing material is added by means of a supply means dipping into the slag layer (6) and energy is added in the form of electric arcs (14), the metal-containing material is charged directly into the central region (Z) of the melting furnace (1) by means of at least one charging tube (8) exclusively serving for conveying material via the charging tube outlet (9) of the same, the electric arcs (14) are directed obliquely towards the metal melt (5) against the central region (Z) of the melting furnace (1) and the metal-containing material is melted in the slag layer (6) and a mixed process slag-metal melt is maintained in the region of the charging tube outlet (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Voest-Alpine Industrieanlagenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Berger, Peter Mittag, Bernhard Aigner
  • Patent number: 7168795
    Abstract: An ink jet recording apparatus including a recording head having nozzles; an ink-tank supporting portion which supports ink tanks; ink-tank-side fluid flow channels which connect the ink tanks to the recording head and include ink supply tubes; buffer tanks provided between the ink supply tubes and the recording head; a discharging device which discharges a fluid from each of the buffer tanks into an outside space; and discharging-device-side fluid flow channels which communicate, at respective one ends thereof, with the buffer tanks, respectively, while bypassing the recording head, and communicate, at respective other ends thereof, with the discharging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoichiro Shimizu
  • Patent number: 7162779
    Abstract: A water-resistant zipper with interlocking profiles for a reclosable bag is disclosed. The zipper includes a first profile with upper and lower legs forming an engagement area therebetween. The upper and lower legs terminate in hooks extending into said engagement area. The lower leg further includes a downwardly extending arm. The second profile includes a male detent element which is detent engaged within the engagement area. The second profile further includes a first post which urges against the downwardly extending arm at all locations where the profiles are captured within a slider, thereby maintaining a water-resistant configuration. The second profile further includes a second post which urges against the upper leg when the first and second profiles are interlocked with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Zdenek MacHacek
  • Patent number: 7154386
    Abstract: A safety device for use with vehicles is disclosed for forcing the wearing of seatbelts by both a driver and a passenger which may eliminate the unpleasant situation that passengers seat sensors, passenger seatbelt switch and its associated alarm operate separately or independently of the presence or absence of a driver sitting on a driver sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: Akira Amemiya
  • Patent number: 7150699
    Abstract: A water trampoline includes a tumbling unit, a plurality of floating members, and a rope assembly. The tumbling unit includes a bed frame, a tumbling mat, and a plurality of elastic members connecting the tumbling mat to the bed frame. The floating members are connected to and are mounted independently around the bed frame. The rope assembly interconnects the floating members. A ladder is attached to one of the floating members. An anchor unit is connected to another one of the floating members and is spaced apart from the ladder at an angular distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Inventor: Yen-Shuo Yang
  • Patent number: 7146779
    Abstract: A method of packaging and shipping compressible structural panels is disclosed. Compressible structural panels are provided, typically with first and second sheets separated by compressible or collapsible dividers. The structural panels are stacked and thereafter compressed thereby causing the dividers to compress and the thickness of the panels to become substantially less. In this compressed and stacked configuration, the structural panels are packaged and shipped. At the point of installation of the structural panels, the structural panels are unpackaged, unstacked and allowed to regain the expanded configuration, either by way of natural resiliency or heat setting. The structural panels, once expanded, are ready for installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Swiszcz, Ko Kuperus
  • Patent number: 7140772
    Abstract: A bag comprising two generally parallel sheets (16, 18) forming the main walls of the bag, complementary closure strips (20, 22) fixed to respective ones of the sheets, and a cursor (50) for actuating the strips (20, 22) for closing and opening purposes, the bag being characterized in that it further comprises, parallel to the closure strips (20, 22) between said sheets (16, 18), and level with the mouth (12) of the bag, a structure (100) disposed on the insides of the closure strips (20, 22), designed to provide sealing by forming a barrier between the sheets (16, 18) in the closed position of the bag, said structure (100) being placed facing the flanks (52, 54) of the cursor (50) to be urged towards their sealing position by the cursor (50) when the cursor is moved towards the sealing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: S2F FLEXICO
    Inventors: Henri Bois, Steven Ausnit
  • Patent number: 7136347
    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: March 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignees: Pioneer Electronic Corporation, Pioneer Display Products Corporation
    Inventors: Shoji Taniguchi, Akiyoshi Inoue, Kazuo Kuroda, Toshio Suzuki, Hiroyuki Ohira
  • Patent number: 7131716
    Abstract: An ink jet printer head, including at least one ejector unit having, in one of opposite surfaces thereof, a plurality of nozzles each of which ejects a droplet of ink toward a recording medium, a cover member which has at least one first opening and is fixed to the one surface of the ejector unit such that the nozzles of the ejector unit are exposed through the first opening, a frame member including a bottom wall to which the other surface of the ejector unit is fixed, at least one sealing portion which seals the ejector unit and the cover member to each other along a periphery of the first opening of the cover member, at least one first adhering portion which adheres, and thereby fixes, the cover member to the one surface of the ejector unit, so as to provide a subassembly including the ejector unit and the cover member, and at least one second adhering portion which adheres, and thereby fixes, the subassembly including the ejector unit and the cover member, to the bottom wall of the frame member, such that
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 7126898
    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: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Pioneer Electronic Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Kuroda, Toshio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7121643
    Abstract: An ink-jet printing head including: a head unit which includes a plurality of nozzles from which inks of different kinds are ejected onto a recording medium and a plurality of ink supply ports from which the inks of different kinds are respectively supplied and which are open in a surface of the head unit, the plurality of ink supply ports being spaced apart form each other; and a joint member having a plurality of channels which are open in a surface of the joint member and which are spaced apart from each other, the joint member being connected at the surface thereof to the surface of the head unit, such that the plurality of channels communicate with the plurality of ink supply ports, respectively, and wherein at least one recess is formed on at least one of the surface of the head unit and the surface of the joint member such that each of the at least one recess is located at least one of between adjacent ones of the plurality of channels and between adjacent ones of the plurality of ink supply ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiro Yamada
  • Patent number: D531894
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Ramirez, Mark A. Bergeron
  • Patent number: D536336
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Vodafone K.K.
    Inventors: Yutaka Oe, Nobuyuki Enomoto, Fuuji Asada, Shigetaka Kanai
  • Patent number: D537484
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Interlego AG
    Inventor: Michael David Ganderton
  • Patent number: D537485
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Interlego AG
    Inventor: Michael David Ganderton
  • Patent number: D539364
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Interlego AG
    Inventor: Morten Sofussen
  • Patent number: D541882
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Interlego AG
    Inventor: Claus Petersen