Patents Represented by Law Firm Plevy & Associates
  • Patent number: 6020864
    Abstract: A device for controlling an electrode of a flat display screen includes a first electrode constituting a microtip cathode, a second electrode constituting an anode provided with phosphor elements and a gate that is arranged in rows. At least one of the electrodes is arranged in columns. The device includes circuitry for individually addressing each column and for interrupting the biasing of a column as soon as its charge reaches a threshold voltage corresponding to a desired luminescence value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Assignee: Pixtech S.A.
    Inventor: Bernard Bancal
  • Patent number: 5955705
    Abstract: A modular scale adapted to receive a rigid platform for supporting a weight has a frame having a base and a pair of legs extending from the base. The scale has a plurality of support assemblies adapted to be carried by the frame. Each support has at least one sensor wherein each sensor is adapted to provide a reference value and an output relative to a portion of the weight received. A display shows a numerical value corresponding to the composite sensor value. In a preferred embodiment the frame is generally "U"-shape. The frame defines a central open area between the legs, wherein legs from other modular scales can be placed in the central open area of the modular scale for shipping. Each of the legs has a foot projecting towards each other, and the support assemblies are carried by the feet and the base. The frame is made of a plastic and of a rib construction such that the frame is relatively light weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: Measurement Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Damon Germanton
  • Patent number: 5943322
    Abstract: Personal communications in a code division multiple access system operated without a base is provided with simultaneous transmission of a communications channel and a control channel, each spread by different PN codes. The PN code facilitates restricting communications on the network to a particular conversation mode and between identified radios. Transmissions are performed in a time division duplex manner in 62.5 milliseconds slots. One of the radios initiates transmission and maintains power control and time synchronization normally done by a base station. A network control station can voluntarily or by command transfer control of the network to any of the other radios on the network. Colliding transmissions from more than one radio require the radios to retry transmitting until one of the radios transmits in an earlier time slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Defense, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Mayor, Paul A. Gilmour
  • Patent number: 5926906
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wind deflector for fastening to the main bracket of a wiper blade with openings in its spine, whereby fastening is accomplished with first fastening sections for screwing and additional second fastening sections for locking at the side wall of the main bracket that is in front in the direction of travel. Second fastening sections are in each case made from two surfaces that face one another a short distance apart and are connected to one another at the upper edge, one surface of which has a catching projection at the lower edge which can engage under the lower edge of the side wall of the main bracket. To increase the strength or stability of second fastening section or the connection of wind deflector and the wiper blade, one of the two walls of fastening section is wider, at least at its lower edge, than the other and in each case has a catching projection in the laterally projecting areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Automotive Europe, GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Bommer, Siegfried Waible, Eckhardt Schmid
  • Patent number: 5909381
    Abstract: A system and a method is disclosed for on board prediction of a trajectory for satellites, which can be implemented on a computer with a limited number of bits. The system includes a compact force model that approximate the forces that the satellite encounters in an earth orbit. The compact force model includes a two body force component, a non-spherical earth gravitational force component, a solar radiation pressure component and a lunar-solar perturbation force component. An adder is coupled to the force model for combining the force components to produce an equation of motion approximating the acceleration of the satellite. An integrator is included for integrating the equation of motion approximating the acceleration of said satellite to produce an equation of motion approximating the displacement of the satellite, wherein the equation of motion approximating the displacement of the satellite is a reference trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradipta Shome, Lawrence Doyle
  • Patent number: 5898519
    Abstract: A lightweight night vision device that can be used by itself or can be selectively attached to either the objective lens assembly or ocular lens assembly of an existing optical device. The night vision device includes an image intensifier tube for amplifying low intensity light to produce a visible image. The image produced by the image intensifier tube is inverted. A prism assembly is positioned proximate to the image intensifier tube to reinvert the image in a space and cost efficient manner. The image intensifier tube, the power supply for the image intensifier tube and the reinverting prism are all contained within a house just large enough to accommodate these components. The housing has an objective port and an ocular port. Both ports are adapted to be joined to other optical components. As a result, a large variety of optical devices can be attached to either the object port or ocular port of the night vision device, thereby providing night vision capabilities to the optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventor: Gary L. Palmer
  • Patent number: 5896005
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed including a plurality of pixels arranged in a predetermined configuration. Each pixel including a mirror element disposed over a flat surface. A light modulating material disposed over the mirror element for selectively modulating a predetermined wave length of light received from an external source by transitioning between a first and a second state. The light modulating material in the first state causes destructive interference in the predetermined wave length of light and in the second state causes constructive interference in the predetermined wave length of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Copytele, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gurvitch, Maurice Halioua, Alexander Kastalsky, Sylvain Naar, Sergey Shokhor
  • Patent number: 5890807
    Abstract: A method identifying components is disclosed. Measured values of a randomly produced property of the component are recorded. The measured values are biuniquely assigned to the component by means of a characteristic parameter and the measured values accessibly storing the measured values, or a unique code assigned thereto. Further, the characteristic parameter are accessibly stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Deutsche ITT Industries GmbH
    Inventors: Gunter Igel, Siegfried Heinrich
  • Patent number: 5888882
    Abstract: A process for separating electronic devices connected with one another in a body, the process including thinning the side of the body remote from the electronic devices, separating the electronic devices, and testing electrical parameters of the electronic devices after the thinning of the body. The handling of the body is improved by applying to the side of the body containing the electronic devices, prior to the thinning process, an electrically nonconductive auxiliary layer in which respective contact openings are formed above the electronic devices to expose the contact(s) of the respective electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Deutsche ITT Industries GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Igel, Martin Mall
  • Patent number: 5887036
    Abstract: A logical block is disclosed for decoding a data sequence encoded by a convolutional code, in which a given number of states are to be evaluated. These given states are assigned the given number of state memories which store an associated path and an accumulated distance value. The given number of state memories are associated with parallel processing blocks which each have, as the smallest group to be processed in parallel, two state memories to be read from first and second parallel processing blocks, and two state memories to be written into third and fourth parallel processing blocks. Optimum memory organization permits simple parallel processing and reduction in circuit complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Deutsche ITT Industries GmbH
    Inventor: Miodrag Temerinac
  • Patent number: 5886302
    Abstract: An electrical weighing scale for measuring the weight of a user having has a substantially transparent platform, a plurality of supports, and a display assembly. Piezoresistive sensors, disposed in the supports, change resistance in response to a change in the weight applied to the scale. The piezoresistive sensors include piezoresistive elements arranged in a half bridge structure that has been calibrated to provide zero balance, span matching and impedance normalization. The sensors are coupled in parallel to a display. The parallel arrangements produces a composite output signal that enables any number of sensors to be used in the scales design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Measurement Specialties, Inc.
    Inventors: Damon Germanton, Mark W. Cappiello, Richard E. Tasker, Steven P. Petrucelli
  • Patent number: 5885897
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for making contact to differently doped regions in a semiconductor device which are disposed in a silicon substrate in different depths, a first region with a first dopant concentration and/or conductivity type and the smaller depth being disposed in a second region with a second dopant concentration and/or conductivity type and the greater depth, and a first metal layer being deposited on the first region. A second metal layer is deposited on a portion of the first metal layer, and the structure is subjected to a heat treatment in which contact is made to the first region through the first metal layer and to the second region through the first metal layer and the second metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Deutsche ITT Industries GmbH
    Inventor: Gunter Igel
  • Patent number: 5882208
    Abstract: A method for teaching and entertaining infants while lying on their back in a stroller, the stroller including a stroller hood, including first, attaching a planar member suitable for displaying visual images to an infant while the infant is lying on his back in a stroller and for mounting on an inside cover of a stroller hood, to the stroller hood in such a way as to be within the visual field of the infant while the infant is lying on his back in the stroller. And second, using a means of attaching the planar member to the inside of the stroller hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Inventor: Rita Fulop
  • Patent number: 5881107
    Abstract: Transmission system with a transmitter (T), a receiver (R), and a filter combination (FI1, FI2; FQ1, FQ2) for transmitting a digital signal (sr), encoded in symbols (Si), from the transmitter (T) to the receiver (R) at any frequency position by quadrature modulation, wherein one of the two quadrature signal components (ki, kq) in the transmitter is delayed before the quadrature modulation by a time interval td, particularly by td=Tsymb/4. (FIG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Deutsche ITT Industries, GmbH
    Inventors: Miodrag Termerinac, Franz-Otto Witte
  • Patent number: 5881096
    Abstract: There is disclosed in a frequency hopping digital communications system having a transmitter for transmitting a data signal via a noisy transmission path, and a receiver responsive to the transmitted signal for receiving the same, a method for removing bias in the data signal at the receiver comprising the steps of: forming a sample amplitude histogram from the received data signal samples for a given hop frequency; correlating the amplitude histogram against a stored reference amplitude histogram to obtain a correlated output signal having a peak correlation position; determining the position difference between the peak correlation position and the correlation center position to provide an offset signal corresponding to the difference and indicative of an estimated bias offset value; and applying the estimated bias offset value to the received signal samples in response to the offset signal to obtain an output signal indicative of an unbiased received data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan S. Majkrzak, John Bertrand, Marvin A. Epstein, Gary V. Blois, Joseph M. Fine
  • Patent number: 5876260
    Abstract: A method for assembling two parallel plates respectively forming the bottom and the face of a flat display screen including a degassing step of the plates and a vacuum burn-in step. The method includes the steps of subjecting a first plate to a burn-in step by electronic bombardment, moving under a vacuum the first plate so as to face a second plate, and assembling the two plates with a specific peripheral sealing joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Pixtech SA
    Inventors: Richard Pepi, Michel Garcia, Jean-Frederic Clerc, Olivier Hamon
  • Patent number: 5873499
    Abstract: A gun for dispensing a fluid from a fluid dispenser has a body portion, a plunger assembly and an advancing mechanism. The body portion has a jaw portion for holding the fluid dispenser in a retained position and adapted for releasing the fluid dispenser when a specific pressure is reached in the chamber of the fluid dispenser. The body portion has a catcher portion for catching the fluid dispenser in a caught position upon being released by the jaw portion. The jaw portion has a pair of legs projecting from the body portion. Each leg has a foot projecting inwardly towards each other and spaced from the body portions, therein defining a flange receiving space. The feet are of such a length to overlie and engage a portion of a flange element of the fluid dispenser. The catcher has a pair of parallel plates; each plate has an opening for receiving the flange of the fluid dispenser in both the retained position and the caught position. The plunger assembly has a plunger rod slideably carried by the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Scientific Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikhail Leschinsky, Boris Leschinsky
  • Patent number: 5874189
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for optimizing a pattern of semiconductor chips, which includes a mask being aligned via a reference point on the mask and an alignment mark on the wafer. The relative spatial position of the alignment mark is determined by a procedure for optimizing quantities which determine the fabrication costs of a semiconductor chip, while the position of the semiconductor chips relative to each other remain fixed during the optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Deutche ITT Industries GmbH
    Inventors: Rudiger J. Stroh, Detlef Kunert
  • Patent number: 5872416
    Abstract: A rotating machine comprises a stator that is excited to vibrate to generate progressive surface waves at a frequency within a resonance frequency range of a predetermined rank. The rotor is designed so that the vibrations in the stator generate vibrations of the same frequency and of lower magnitude. A vibration sensor is mounted on the rotor to provide a signal. The difference in frequency between the excitation frequency of the stator and the vibration frequency detected on the rotor corresponds to the rotation speed of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: Crouzet Automatismes
    Inventor: Bertrand Nogarede
  • Patent number: 5872847
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for establishing trusted communications with associations for communications between users on an Internet Protocol based computer network. The method entails the first user determining the Internet Protocol (IP) address of a second user on the computer network through the use of Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) and Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (RARP). The first user then determining the accessability of the second user on the computer network. The users exchange security related information needed to complete the establishment of a trusted association. The trusted association is maintained during all communications between the first user and the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John Boyle, James M. Holden, Stephen E. Levin, Eric S. Maiwald, James O. Nickel, David Wayne Snow, deceased, Edwin H. Wrench, Jr.