Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Rogers & Wells
  • Patent number: 6073905
    Abstract: The present invention relates to valve constructions which allows two different flow rates to pass through said valve, whether by two separate control signals or by one control signal and the second flow rate being attained automatically or inherently after the first flow rate has passed through the valve. The invention also includes a filter material cleaning system and a method of operating a filter material cleaning system which utilizes this valve but which helps to prevent the factors which would cause the re-deposition of the filtered particulate material whether onto the row of filter bags being cleaned, and or an adjacent row to the row being cleaned or two adjacent rows to the row being cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Inventor: George Wilson
  • Patent number: 6015913
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of processing a fat-containing bean, e.g., cocoa beans, for producing solids comprising active polyphenols and/or fat-containing products, comprising extracting the fat to produce solids and fat-containing products. Additionally, the inventive method also provides cocoa compositions comprising at least one active polyphenol, wherein the concentration of the polyphenol(s) with respect to the nonfat solids is conserved with respect to the concentration of the active polyphenol(s) in the bean from which the compositions are derived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Kirk S. Kealey, Rodney M. Snyder, Leo J. Romanczyk, Jr., John F. Hammerstone, Jr., Margaret M. Buck, Giovanni G. Cipolla
  • Patent number: 6015626
    Abstract: Described is a weather-resistant, plasticizer-free, deep-drawable film based on a semicrystalline ethylene/propylene/diene terpolymer and a homo- and/or copolymer of an alkene plus stabilizers and optional fillers, lubricants, pigments, and other ordinary additives. This film is characterized by the fact that the mixture of the semicrystalline ethylene/propylene/diene terpolymer and the homo- and/or copolymer of the alkene contains:70-30 wt % semicrystalline ethylene/propylene/diene terpolymer (A) with approximately 56-76 wt % ethylene, approximately 15-30 wt % propylene, and approximately 9-14 wt % third component,while the terpolymer (A) has a melt-flow index MFI (230/2, 16) of approximately 5-15.0 g/10 min,and 70-30 wt % homo- and/or copolymer (B) of ethylene and/or propylene,while the homo- and/or copolymer has a melt-flow index MFI (230/2, 16) greater than 2.5 g/10 min. This film is especially suited for the interior covering and fittings of motor vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Assignee: Benecke-Kaliko AG
    Inventor: Walter Kopytko
  • Patent number: 6015581
    Abstract: The top of bread-product can be removed by a process, wherein the bread-product is subjected to forces, so that a bread product with a bent profile is obtained and subjecting this bent product to a cutting under removal of the top of the product, resulting in a bread product with a cavity within upstanding rims of bread crust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Assignee: Unilever, N.V.
    Inventors: Bruno Reimers, Joseph Mensing, Wilhelm Holtkamp
  • Patent number: 6009088
    Abstract: In order for the user to perform a transmission of packet data to a desired communication counterpart on a virtual network across a wireless circuit exchange type network system and a LAN without being bothered by address exchange between an address of a physical network and an address of a virtual network, an exchange (10a) performs an address exchange necessary for establishing a communication channel between the terminal equipments within the system using a conversion table, in a mobile wireless data communication system in which a wireless circuit type network system comprising a wireless mobile station (30a), a wireless connection equipment (20a) and the exchange (10a) is connected to a LAN (40a) through a TA (60a) and a router (50a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Taguchi, Shinji Kobayashi, Yoshiki Fujima, Kazushige Tanaka, Masahiko Hirono
  • Patent number: 5989497
    Abstract: A process and apparatus are provided for deodorizing malodorous solids, liquids, and/or gases by contacting them with a mist of an aqueous deodorizing solution consisting of an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal chlorite, buffering agent(s), water, and optionally an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal chlorate and/or an alkali metal alkaline earth metal chloride. The preferred alkali metal is sodium. The deodorizing solution contains available chlorine dioxide and has a pH of about 8.5-9.5. In the process a concentrated solution of the deodorizing solution is diluted and mixed with water and misted into or onto the substance(s) to be deodorized, for example, the sewer gases from a sewage lift station. The apparatus consists of a rotameter which measures the amount of the concentrated deodorizing solution introduced into an eductor for dilution in a passing water stream which is then transported to spray nozzles for misting the malodorous substance(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Inventor: Roland R. Labonte, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5984125
    Abstract: The tamper evident closure of the present invention includes a twist cap made of plastic that comprises a top portion and an interior sealing means which coacts with the rim of the container neck to provide a gas-tight seal. The top portion also has an annular depending skirt which includes an interior retaining means to coact with an exterior retaining means on the neck finish of the container. The exterior retaining means of the container has a positive stopping means to coact with interior retaining means of the cap so that when the cap is screwed onto the container neck the positive stopping means is engaged at a predetermined level of sealing force and capping torque. The depending skirt also includes locking means which lock the cap into place after the container is sealed. The locking means coacts with the positive stopping means on the container to prevent the cap from being unscrewed or twisted off the container after it has been screwed onto the container neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: ZapatA Innovative Closures, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Price, Edward Generose
  • Patent number: 5974390
    Abstract: A system and method is described for creating a predictable flow of funds from an otherwise unpredictable source. An investment and receiving vehicle is established where participants pool their ownership of insurance policies so as to share in the proceeds from those policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York
    Inventor: Alan J. Ross
  • Patent number: 5921717
    Abstract: A method of forming a structure comprising at least one locking bar and at least one structural member, at least one flange of the structural member being formed with alternating first and second flange portions. The first flange portions are deformed out of the plane of the flange. The locking bar has arms which between them define a slot configured to receive the flange of the structural member. The method includes deforming one arm of the locking bar into at least some of the gaps between the said first flange portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Dawson Construction Plant Limited
    Inventor: Robin Dawson
  • Patent number: 5914943
    Abstract: A CDMA system capable of quickly establishing acquisition of a long code, a spreading code with a period considerably longer than a symbol length. The received phase of the long code is estimated by inserting an a priori code into a spread signal which is spread by the long code at a fixed interval, and by detecting the start timing of receiving the a priori code, where the a priori code has a correlation value of nearly zero with the long code, and an autocorrelation value of a triangular profile. Its transmitter has an a priori code inserting circuit, and its receiver has a replica generating circuit of the a priori code. In addition, the system includes a plurality of correlators for obtaining correlation values between the received signal and the replica of the a priori code, and a circuit for obtaining the maximum correlation values and their start timings of reception among these correlation values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Higuchi, Mamoru Sawahashi, Fumiyuki Adachi
  • Patent number: 5909428
    Abstract: A short cell management unit capable of carrying out OAM (operation, administration and maintenance) functions on short cell connection basis (newly defined F7 flow) included in VC (virtual connection) in addition to OAM functions on VC basis (F5 flow) which are defined in a conventional B-ISDN. The F7 flow includes the entire OAM functions such as fault management, performance management, which are included in F4 and F5 flows that carry out the management by causing a standard OAM cell defined in the existing B-ISDN to flow. To implement this, a variable length OAM cell is newly provided as one of the short cells, and a base station and a switching office are newly provided with a short OAM cell/standard OAM cell translator for carrying out mapping between the short OAM cell and the standard OAM cell. Furthermore, a generally used standard OAM processor is used for implementing the management functions (F4 and F5 flow) defined in the standard B-ISDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Assignee: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Yukichi Saito, Motoshi Tamura, Hiroshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 5902566
    Abstract: A process for the production of yttrium-90, generated by radioactive decay of strontium-90, by means of a generator including a column containing strontium-90 adsorbed on a cation-exchange resin, wherein yttrium-90, the decay product of strontium-90, is obtained by the flow of an eluent through the resin column of the generator, an acetate buffer solution being used as the eluent. The process enables a solution to be obtained which is usable directly for labelling protein substrates, particularly monoclonal antibodies, with yttrium-90.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: Ministero Dell `Universita` E Della Ricerca Scientifica E Tecnologica
    Inventors: Marco Chinol, Rodolfo Franceschini, Fabio Lunghi
  • Patent number: 5898665
    Abstract: A coherent tracking apparatus for a CDMA receiver capable of achieving high accuracy tracking by suppressing noise. It includes a demodulation correlator for detecting correlation between a received spread signal and a demodulation spreading code replica inphase with a received spreading code included in the received spread signal by multiplying them, an absolute coherent detector for demodulating information data through absolute coherent detection of the correlation signal (despread signal) fed from the demodulation correlator, a tracking correlator for detecting correlation by multiplying the received spread signal by a pair of tracking spreading code replicas whose phases are shifted by .+-.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Mamoru Sawahashi, Fumiyuki Adachi
  • Patent number: 5896374
    Abstract: A variable rate transmission method that can vary the transmission rate of data. A transmitting side supplies a transmitted data sequence to an error detecting encoder 105 and a frame memory 103. The frame memory 103 stores data of a variable length to be transmitted in one frame. The error detecting encoder 105 calculates an error detecting code (such as CRC code) for each frame of the transmitted data. A multiplexer 104 adds the calculated error detecting code ahead of the transmitted data to place it at the initial position of the frame, and sequentially outputs the data sequence frame by frame. A receiving side calculates an error detecting code of the data in each transmitted frame in the same manner as the transmitting side, and compares the calculated error detecting code with the error detecting code at the initial position of the frame. The end bit of the frame data is decided as a position at which the two error detecting codes coincide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Yukihiko Okumura, Fumiyuki Adachi, Koji Ohno, Akihiro Higashi
  • Patent number: 5891380
    Abstract: A tamper evident cap is provided which includes plastic and includes a skirt having means for engaging means on a neck of a container for closing and opening the container, and an annular frangible band connected to and depending from the skirt, wherein the band includes an outer wall frangibly connected to the skirt by a line of weakness comprising fracturable bridges, posts and the like, and an inner wall joined to the bottom of the outer wall by a curvilinear connecting portion and extending therefrom inwardly and upwardly in a generally inverted "J", "U", "V", triangulated curl " or "trapazoidal" cross-sectional shape, wherein the inner wall includes a free end comprising a rim adapted to engage the interfering means on a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Zapata Innovative Closures, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Larue, William A. Moll, IV, Francis M. Schloss, Mortimer Stafford Thompson
  • Patent number: 5886652
    Abstract: For the transmission of variable length coded data blocks, a threshold arithmetic calculation circuit (9) obtains a threshold from an average of the bit lengths of the variable length coded data blocks for each group of such block, and the judgment circuit (10) makes a judgment as to whether or not those variable length coded data blocks have bit lengths exceeding the threshold of the block group to which such data blocks belong. Then, a block divider circuit 11 divides the variable length coded data blocks having bit lengths exceeding the threshold into blocks having small bit lengths. Each block thus obtained is fixedly equalized in bit length to an average length level and transmitted in that condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoru Adachi, Toshio Miki, Tomoyuki Ohya, Toshiro Kawahara
  • Patent number: 5884165
    Abstract: In a mobile communication system, a data communication fixed station 3 and a voice communication fixed station 4 control a common service area, the connection between a mobile station 5 and the data communication fixed station 3 can be quickened. The data communication fixed station 3 notifies, sequentially, the voice communication fixed station 4 of channel informations (e.g., usable channels, traffic quantity). The voice communication fixed station 4 receives the channel information via a broadcast channel for voice communication, and broadcasts the channel information to the mobile stations. When the mobile station 5 is to execute packet communication with an ISDN 1 via the data communication fixed station 3, the mobile station 5 selects an appropriate channel among the channels broadcasted thereto, and notifies the data communication fixed station 3 of the selected channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Noriko Uchida, Akihiro Maebara, Katsumi Kobayashi, Koji Yamamoto, Syoichi Hirata, Kazuo Sugiyama, Masumi Sotoyama, Koji Sasada
  • Patent number: 5875906
    Abstract: A tamper evident sleeve and method of forming the sleeve. The tamper evident sleeve is used in conjunction with a closure or cap, such as a twist-off metal crown seal, for a container or bottle. The sleeve has a skirt made from plastic material which engages the crown seal and rotates with the crown seal in opening and closing the container without discomfort or injury which can be encountered in-directly gripping a metal crown seal. The sleeve also includes a tamper evident feature depending from the skirt of the sleeve which indicates the condition of the container upon the initial removal of the sleeve and crown seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Zapata Innovative Closures, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Price, Claudio Zapata Gomez, James Kropke
  • Patent number: 5869278
    Abstract: Mature Human Growth Hormone is prepared by enzymatic hydrolysis of a soluble precursor with immobilized Factor Xa. The soluble precursor contains a cleavage recognition sequence, Ile--Glu--Gly--Arg, for Factor Xa. The Factor Xa is preferably immobilized on CNBr activated Sepharose Cl-4B containing cyclic imido carbonate groups. Immobilization is carried out by reaction of amine groups on Factor X with the cyclic imido carbonate groups of the CNBr activated Sepharose Cl-4B to form covalently immobilized Factor X, which is then activated to Factor Xa with a protein contained in Russell's viper venom (RVV) in the presence of Ca.sup.++ ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: Eniricerche S.p.A.
    Inventors: Guido Grandi, Giuliano Galli
  • Patent number: 5867779
    Abstract: The communication terminal (102) is provided with a notice unit (204) for recognizing a state of use of itself and states of use of the data terminals (103.sub.1) through (103.sub.n) and notifying a result of the recognition to the network side, whereas the network system (101) is provided with a storage unit (303) for registering a communication terminal in which the communication terminal (102) and at least one of the data terminal (103.sub.1) through (103.sub.n) became usable and deleting the registration of the communication terminal (102) or a communication terminal in which the data terminals (103.sub.1) through (103.sub.n) became unusable, in accordance with a result of the notice made by the notice unit (204), so that a receiving possible state of the communication terminal (102) is preliminarily registered on the side of the network system (101). Moreover, the receiving standby state is discriminated between a voice-only standby state and a voice and packet simultaneous standby state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Akitoshi Miyazaki, Shoichi Hirata, Ichiro Okajima, Noriko Uchida