Patents Represented by Law Firm Robbins, Berliner & Carson
  • Patent number: 5598664
    Abstract: A partition assembly comprises a number of louver blades which can be opened and closed by activating means in the form of a push rod which is concealed with the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: Verosol (Australia) Pty Limited
    Inventor: Neil E. Grice
  • Patent number: 5597073
    Abstract: A tray which is formed from a piece of resilient material, has a matrix of cells for holding food products such as apples. The tray has a plurality of arched ribs formed on the piece of resilient material for reinforcing the tray, each rib joining a predetermined pair of adjacent cells and having a compound surface structure to provide enhanced strength of rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignee: Dolco Packaging Corp.
    Inventor: Stephen J. Kocis
  • Patent number: 5593053
    Abstract: A drinking mug which includes a central core for holding liquid and having an outer surface. A hollow sleeve of flexible molded plastic material is disposed over the central core. The central core defines an outwardly protruding key while the inner surface of said hollow sleeve defines a keyway. The key and keyway are engaged in mating relationship to hold the sleeve non-rotationally upon the outer surface of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Applause, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Kaufman, Jim Podhaisky
  • Patent number: 5586664
    Abstract: A stand for exhibiting and holding articles which includes an elongate and substantially vertical shaft which extends upwardly from a base. One or more article receiving containers are rotatably mounted to the shaft. Each article receiving container includes a plurality of article receiving and holding pockets extending substantially radially outwardly from the shaft, such that the user can rotate an article receiving container, bringing a desired object stored in a distant pocket closer to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Inventor: Stephen D. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5579991
    Abstract: A container for displaying and transporting a heavy product, such as a vanity top, is fabricated and assembled as an integral unit to secure the product against possible damage while permitting the product to be easily transported and viewed by prospective purchasers. Each of its pair of side wall panels has an elongated central flap section which is hinged and folded inwardly to define a generally front-facing double fold front surface for the container slanted in a front and back direction and elongated in a direction generally transverse to the top and bottom wall panels. An upper end flap hinged along an upper edge of each side wall panel is at least in part folded inwardly in spaced generally parallel relation to the side wall panel, defining a surface extending generally transverse to the top and bottom wall panels to block movement of the product toward the back panel. Central, upper and lower pairs of overlapping rounded tabs are cut in the side wall panels and in the intermediate flap sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Leucadia, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Strasevicz, Robert Shoults
  • Patent number: 5581583
    Abstract: A radio link for a digital radio transmission system having spatial and/or angular diversity is optimized in real time by searching for a minimum of the analog BER function BERn(.phi.), by analyzing the minimum to determine if it is an "absolute" minimum that will result in an optimal radio link, and if not, searching for another minimum until the absolute minimum is located. Once the relative phase .phi. corresponding to the absolute minimum has been thus determined with both channels having the same nominal attenuation level, the relative attenuation level T of the two channels may then be varied in order to optimize the dispersion Ban.sub.n (T) of the recombined data spectrum while holding the relative phase at its previously optimized value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Alcatel Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Adelio Conti, Rocco Nobili, Paolo Troyer
  • Patent number: 5581082
    Abstract: A combined scanning probe and scanning energy microscope, in which the same scanning system is used for both the scanning probe and scanning energy images. A sample is translated substantially along a horizontal plane either between or below the probe of a scanning probe microscope and the objective of a scanning energy microscope. The probe collects topographic or other information. The objective focuses a fixed beam of energy to a small spot on the sample, then collects energy from the same spot and transmits it to a detector. A vertical translator connected to the probe or sample support provides the vertical motion necessary to maintain them in close proximity. The images produced by the two microscopes are in substantial direct registration with each other. The invention is exemplified by a combined atomic force and confocal laser scanning microscope with a translated sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Paul K. Hansma, Deron A. Walters, Paul E. Hillner
  • Patent number: 5578474
    Abstract: A recombinant microorganism strain having a desired metabolic property is produced by a process which utilizes a multiple chemostat system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Dennis D. Focht, Lothar P. Krockel
  • Patent number: 5577208
    Abstract: A multimedia intercommunications installation suitable for conveying animated images between a plurality of users each provided with a microcomputer type of workstation. Each user is provided with a new central unit which processes the pixels for the screen directly. The new CPU receives and forwards data concerning animated images, sound, and writing. The writing data is advantageously generated by the writing members already provided for the workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Alcatel NV
    Inventor: Patrice Couturier
  • Patent number: 5575917
    Abstract: A process for the immobilization of a linear polymer, in particular a polyionenes, which is soluble in an aqueous solvent, on a chemically inert carrier material and a matrix having an antimicrobial effect are provided, which are suitable for, in particularly intracorporeally applied, medical appliances and in the form of microporous membranes as filters for water purification or, in the form of beads, as a surface disinfectant. The process is characterized in that the two terminal reactive groups of the linear polymer are reacted with an excess of an alpha, omega-bifunctional compound, the reaction product obtained is dissolved in a hydrophilic solvent and applied at least once to the carrier material and then cross-linked with a cross-linking agent dissolved in a hydrophobic solvent which is chemically inert to the cross-linking agent and the carrier material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Fresenius AG
    Inventors: Peter Konstantin, Michael Rinck
  • Patent number: 5567043
    Abstract: A torchiere lamp having a base and an upwardly directed general area lighting fixture supported upon a stem extending from the base. A task light is supported upon a rod which passes through a pair of anchors secured to the stem so that the rod is disposed substantially parallel to the stem. One of the anchors carries a locking member in the form of a threaded thumb screw which may be loosened to permit vertical and rotational movement of the rod for positional adjustment of the task light. The task light includes a reflector or shade pivotally attached to the rod to thereby permit further rotational and pivotal adjustment of the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: Lamps Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis K. Swanson
  • Patent number: 5566650
    Abstract: An expandable chamber piston type internal combustion engine operating in an open thermodynamic cycle includes a combustion process having a constant volume (isochoric) phase followed by a constant temperature (isothermal) phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Inventor: Douglas C. Kruse
  • Patent number: 5568022
    Abstract: An integrated compliance electrohydraulic servovalve system connected to a load such as a simulated living being to provide more realistic movement thereto. The system includes a pressure transducer for sensing the pressure appearing at the output of the electrohydraulic servovalve and which is applied to an actuator connected to the load. The pressure as sensed is developed into a corresponding electrical signal which is used as a feed back signal to the drive motor of the electrohydraulic servovalve. The actuator position signal is also provided and is summed with the position command input signal to provide the command signal which is also summed with the pressure signal prior to application to the drive motor. The utilization of the pressure feed back signal provides compliance to the over all system resulting in a realistic movement of the simulated living being.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: HR Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen J. Tranovich
  • Patent number: 5563616
    Abstract: Antenna elements and systems and other radio and microwave frequency devices are constructed with a high index of refraction medium having high matched values of relative permeability and relative permittivity, and a low loss tangent. By making the permeability of the transmission medium substantially equal to its relative permittivity, the impedance of the material is matched to that of the surrounding free space or air. By immersing a radiating element in such a material, and/or by using such a material between adjacent radiating elements or between a radiating element and a reflective ground plane, the physical size and/or the spacing of the elements may be substantially reduced without appreciable performance loss, thereby resulting in a more compact device that is particularly desirable for mobile applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: California Microwave
    Inventors: Richard C. Dempsey, Daniel W. Drago, Jr., Carl O. Jelinek
  • Patent number: 5562356
    Abstract: A container for a substance that is liquid, viscous, or semi-liquid, is provided with an applicator comprising a cap (22) having an outlet slot (32) in which an elastically deformable tongue (20) is engaged, the tongue extending one of the walls of the container and being capable of passing by elastic deformation from a rest position in which it closes the outlet slot (32) to a working position in which it opens a portion of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Inventor: Raymond Hilbert
  • Patent number: 5557966
    Abstract: The invention concerns a cooling system pressure testing device for the purpose of leak detection. The device has a bladder with a passage extending therethrough. The bladder may be inflated to lock it within an opening in an object to be pressure tested and once inflated fluid may be passed through the passage to pressurize the object being tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Inventor: Kevin A. Corry
  • Patent number: 5559828
    Abstract: The disclosed spread spectrum system has the reference transmitted on one phase (basis vector) of a .pi./2-offset QPSK signal, and the spread data signal transmitted on another phase (basis vector). The two received phases are combined to recover the baseband signal. Such a transmission system is tolerant to multipath dispersion since all delay paths carry an appropriately delayed reference and signal path induced dispersion on the spread data signal is also present on the reference. If one of the two signals is delayed by a predetermined time interval and a corresponding delay is present in each of two cross-coupled signal processing paths following a conventional I-Q demodulator, the resulting two phase quadrature baseband signals may be combined to form a replica of the original baseband signal. The resultant asynchronous demodulation eliminates the usual requirement for carrier lock at the receiver and is therefore tolerant to Doppler shifts and other frequency errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Inventors: John T. Armstrong, John D. Richert
  • Patent number: 5556481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a colostrum or breast milk of human or mammalian origin, to inhibit the accumulation of proteins at the surface of natural or synthetic polymers in contact with biological systems capable of containing proteins. A useful application is in the care of contract lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventor: Joel Baguet
  • Patent number: D376130
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Novitas Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian E. Elwell, Jon Oswaks
  • Patent number: D377539
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: Lamps Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis K. Swanson