Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm R. Neil Sudol
  • Patent number: 7309128
    Abstract: In a method for testing the visual field of a patient especially the central visual field, stereoscopic or binocularly displaced fixation images are presented under computer control to the respective eyes of the patient. In addition, a series of test images viewable by only one of the patient's eyes is generated under the control of the computer. The fixation images, one for each eye, are presented on two separate electronic displays, while the test images may be produced on a third display member different from the electronic displays. The computer is programmed to precisely determine a boundary between points corresponding to unseen test images and points corresponding to seen test images, by automatically testing additional points in a region located about the curve and between points corresponding to unseen test images and points corresponding to seen test images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Centrofuse Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony P. Cappo, Gregory Bennett, Matthew D. Orr, Virginia Lubkin
  • Patent number: 7306924
    Abstract: A method for collecting a microbiological substance utilizes a micro fabricated biochip having a collection chamber. A fluid sample containing a microbiological entity of interest is delivered to the collection chamber in the biochip. Then a non-uniform electric field is generated in the collection chamber, to retain the microbiological entity of interest in the collection chamber. The microbiological entity is retained through dielectrophoresis induced by the energization of the electrodes by a periodically applied, alternating current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Rafael Gomez, Rashid Bashir, Arun K. Bhunia, Michael R. Ladisch, J. Paul Robinson
  • Patent number: 7307706
    Abstract: Estimating one or more optical characteristics of a Device-Under-Test (DUT). The method, includes directing an optical wavefront, generated by a source, towards a test location and generating at least one ray from the wavefront at the test location. Then for each ray at two or more measurement planes, each measurement plane transverse to the direction of travel of the wavefront and beyond the test location relative to the source at different optical path distances, measuring respective points of intersection of the ray with the measurement planes with and without the DUT at the test location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: The University of Adelaide
    Inventor: Peter Veitch
  • Patent number: 7298474
    Abstract: Instruments for molecular detection at the nano-molar to femto-molar concentration level include a longitudinal capillary column (10) of known wall thickness and diameter. The column (10) contains a medium (24) including a target molecule (30) and a plurality of optically interactive dielectric beads (26) on the order of about 10?6 meters up to about 10?3 meters and/or metal nanoparticles (31) on the order of 1-500 nm. A flow inducer (34) causes longitudinal movement of the target molecule within the column (10). A laser (14) introduces energy laterally with respect to the column (10) at a wavelength and in a direction selected to have a resonant mode within the capillary column wall (12) and couple to the medium (24). A detector (40) is positioned to detect Raman scattering occurring along the column (10) due to the presence of the target molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Vladimir P. Drachev, Vladimir Shalaev, Dongmao Zhang, Dor Ben-Amotz
  • Patent number: 7291141
    Abstract: A method for removing hair from a skin surface includes removing protruding hair fibers from a skin surface in a plurality of temporally spaced treatment sessions by a process other than application of light energy. In each of the treatment sessions, one or more light pulses are applied to the skin surface to enhance the removal of hair by the process. The pulses are characterized by pulse parameters including radiation wavelength such that light of the pulses is absorbed by the hair fibers below the skin surface. The pulses are applied to the skin surface in the absence of an exogenous chromophore on the skin surface and the hair fibers along the skin surface. A hand held device includes a pulsed-light applicator and a cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: Harvey H. Jay
  • Patent number: 7285094
    Abstract: A probe for electronic volume data acquisition using ultrasound incorporates a plurality of transducer elements arranged in a two dimensional array having an azimuth direction and an elevation direction. The transducer elements have a first element size in the azimuth dimension and a second element size in the elevation dimension. At least one of the first and second element sizes is at least twice a characteristic wavelength of a waveform used to drive the array of transducer elements, where the characteristic wavelength is defined as the wavelength corresponding to a center frequency of the waveform. Image data is generated in a scanning process using a CAC-BF technique in an azimuth dimension and/or an elevation dimension, to form an ultrasound image line, image plane, or image data cube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Inventors: Timothy J. Nohara, Peter Weber, Richard Bernardi
  • Patent number: 7283228
    Abstract: Micro-droplets of liquid confining organic molecules of interest are dried on selected planar solvo-phobic substrates under conditions facilitating segregated precipitation of the larger, less soluable analytes toward edge portions of the deposit. Micro-spectrometer imaging using white light and FTIR false color can identify points of interest, and the same optics generally directed perpendicularly to the substrates selectively captures normal Raman spectra from selected points in the deposit. The spectra are manipulated using various data techniques to extract reliable information concerning analytes present at pico-Molar levels. The selected spots can also be subjected to FTIR spectroscopy followed by MALDI mass spectroscopy to obtain a variety of information from the identical specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Dongmao Zhang, Dor Ben-Amotz, Yong Xie, Vincent J. Davisson, Melissa Mrozek, Corasi Ortiz
  • Patent number: 7270663
    Abstract: A medical cauterization snare includes a tubular member such as a catheter, a rod or wire disposed at least partially inside the tubular member, and a resilient loop of a first size attached to a distal end of the rod or wire. The loop includes a nose on a side of the loop opposite the wire. The loop further includes two loop sections each extending between the wire and the nose. The loop sections are each formed with a respective notch or dent for enabling a use of the loop in a second size smaller than the first size. Positioning the loop relative to the tubular member so that the notches or dents are disposed at a mouth opening of the tubular member generates this secondary deployment configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Granit Medical Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Naomi L. Nakao
  • Patent number: 7264675
    Abstract: In a diamond manufacturing method, a melt of carbon and blue kimberlite is contained in a vessel at 1000° C. The vessel is pressurized by a gas of predominantly hydrogen to 200 atmospheres. A crystallization seed is drawn from the melt to generate a piece of diamond material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Inventors: Richard L Lewis, Leon Zakinov
  • Patent number: 7231795
    Abstract: An automatic rolling machine with flat chasers, comprising a motionless plate and a movable plate. The movable plate is fixed to a supporting structure that has a reciprocating motion actuated by means of a spindle, crank and linkage, the spindle being supported by a base. The base comprises a first motionless part, which is rigidly coupled to the frame of the machine, and a second movable part, which constitutes the support for the spindle, the position of the movable part with respect to the motionless part being adjustable by a means for varying the position of the movable part with respect to the motionless part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: S.M.A.R.T., S.R.L.
    Inventor: Enrico Ghezzi
  • Patent number: 7234139
    Abstract: In the operation of a computer, a plurality of bytecode or pseudocode instructions, at least some of the pseudocode instructions comprising a plurality of machine code instructions, are stored in a computer memory. For each of a plurality of tasks or jobs to be performed by the computer, a respective virtual thread of execution context data is automatically created. The virtual threads each include (a) a memory location of a next one of the pseudocode instructions to be executed in carrying out the respective task or job and (b) the values of any local variables required for carrying out the respective task or job. At least some of the tasks or jobs each entails execution of a respective one of the pseudocode instructions comprising a plurality of machine language instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Catharon Productions, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew A. Feinberg
  • Patent number: 7223267
    Abstract: A surgical device for ultrasonic ablation and RF cauterization includes a forceps member having at least one prong, the prong being formed as an electrode. At least one electrical connector is provided on the forceps member for operatively connecting the prong to an electrical power source. The surgical device further includes a mechanical connector attached to the forceps member for removably fastening the forceps member to a housing of an ultrasonic probe. The forceps member can thus function to carry out a cauterization procedure during a surgical operation utilizing the probe for ultrasonic ablation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Misonix, Incorporated
    Inventors: Scott Isola, Theodore A. D. Novak, Alexander L. Darian, Ronald R. Manna
  • Patent number: 7222501
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an evaporator for an air conditioner of a vehicle, and the major object of the present invention is to provide the evaporator which is capable of decreasing the whole dimension of an evaporator and enhancing a heat exchange performance. To achieve the above objects, an evaporator includes an upper and lower header units comprising a tank member, a partition member, a header plate, an intermediate baffle, a finishing baffle; and a plurality of tubes comprising a front tube portion, a rear tube portion, a connection tube portion; and a wrinkle fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Modine Korea, LLC
    Inventors: Jae-Heon Cho, Jae-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 7216824
    Abstract: A shredder for shredding a by-product, such as sprue, runner and the like generated when molding a thermoplastic synthetic resin product, into recyclable shredded pieces, is structured such that front and rear oscillating side walls are openable, right and left stationary side walls are connected by two support shafts and one connection member, and two support shafts serve as pivot axes of the oscillating side walls and connection members connecting the right and left stationary side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Matsui MFG. Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hikoichi Katsumura, Saiji Yamashita, Satoshi Ishii
  • Patent number: 7217267
    Abstract: A hair treatment device includes a generator of electromagnetic radiation and optical guide components operatively connected to the generator so as to direct electromagnetic radiation from the generator away from entering a skin surface and in a direction substantially parallel to the skin surface, to impinge on hair fibers protruding from the skin surface. A control unit is connected to the generator for controlling the generator to produce the electromagnetic radiation in bursts of light pulses each having a predetermined number of pulses of light for treating the hair fibers protruding from the skin surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventor: Harvey Jay
  • Patent number: 7209829
    Abstract: In a navigation assistance system, information is received via the Internet from a user pertaining to a water trip contemplated by the user. The system includes a database storing waterway data. The database is accessed in response to the information from the user. At least one recommended over-water route is derived in response to the user information and in accordance with waterway data in the database, the recommended route being communicated to the user via the computer network. The deriving of the route preferably comprises including only route segments extending through operatively navigable areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: NavQuest, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Litvack, Harpreet Sangha
  • Patent number: 7204121
    Abstract: A method for inserting blanks to be threaded in automatic rotary rolling machines, in which the step for inserting parts to be machined in the working position occurs at an adjustable, optimized rate, so that the portions of the outer surface of the roller tool affected by contact with the parts that have been inserted vary continuously at each turn of the spindle. This provides a significant reduction in surface wear of the roller, extending its useful life. The invention also relates to an automatic rotary rolling machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: S.M.A.R.T., S.R.L.
    Inventor: Enrico Ghezzi
  • Patent number: 7193382
    Abstract: An apparatus for over current detection of a motor for use in a vehicle. This invention prevents the motor from burning out by more precisely detecting an over current of the motor within an overall drive area of the motor. This can be accomplished by setting, as an over current detection reference current, a predefined range between a normal current and a constraint current of the motor by drive input conditions of the motor, detecting a current of the motor flowing in a field effect transistor (FET) via a shunt resistor and a differential amplifier, and comparing the detected current with the over current detection reference current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Siemens VDO Halla, Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-Chang Jeon
  • Patent number: 7189021
    Abstract: A pen and stapler combination has a stapler body pivotably mounted to pen casing. A cover is movably attached to the stapler body for preventing the stapling of a pocket when the stapler body is used as a clip to attach the pen to a pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Q Marketing, Ltd.
    Inventor: Eduardo Gordon
  • Patent number: D554519
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Pochet of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Hubert Varlet