Patents Represented by Law Firm Rosenblum, Parish & Isaacs
  • Patent number: 5415033
    Abstract: An apparatus for detection of leaks in pressurized pipelines which utilizes a large pressure vessel and a small measurement vessel. The measurement vessel magnifies level changes during leak detection tests. The apparatus is connected to a pipeline through the measurement vessel. The entire system can be filled with liquid from the pipeline by opening a valve between the measurement and pressure vessels. Leak detection tests are conducted by measuring changes in volume with the measurement vessel over time while the pressure over the liquid in the pressure vessel and measurement vessel is maintained approximately constant. During tests, liquid communication between the measurement vessel and pressure vessel is prevented by closing the valve between them, but vapor communication between the vessels is permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1995
    Assignee: Vista Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Maresca, Jr., James W. Starr, Christopher Wilson, Richard F. Wise
  • Patent number: 5352994
    Abstract: A nonlinear impedance transformer comprising a plurality of scaled L-C sections. The first section has its inductance and capacitance values selected to establish a characteristic impedance approximately equal to the output impedance of the local oscillator. The last section has its inductance and capacitance values selected to establish an output impedance which substantially matches the input impedance of whatever device to which the nonlinear impedance transformer is coupled. The impedance of each section is scaled logarithmically between the values of the input and output impedances. An FET driver can be integrated on the same substrate as integrated versions of the nonlinear impedance transformer. In such a case, the input impedance of the first section is set to the output impedance of the FET, i.e., about 10 ohms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Alistair D. Black, David M. Bloom, Robert A. Marsland, Mohammad S. Shakouri, Allen F. Podell
  • Patent number: 5281985
    Abstract: A video viewing system for a vehicle including a vehicle having a battery which, through an inverter, powers a video and audio generating source. The source transmits video signals to a projector which is also powered by the vehicle battery. The projector is affixed to the vehicle, and operative to project video images onto a screen. The screen is removably attached to the hood or a bumper of the vehicle and disposed in cooperation with the projector. The source transmits audio signals to the vehicle's sound system via an adapter or to an independent sound system. An optional multi-output jack can be connected to the audio output of the source to connect the sound systems of multiple vehicles to the source in the host vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1994
    Inventor: Michael Chan
  • Patent number: 5263371
    Abstract: A method for measuring the temperature-compensated change in the height of a surface of a liquid. The method positions an acoustic signal transducer for emitting and receiving acoustic signals below the surface of the liquid, positions a quasi-static reference device with a fiducial such that the fiducial lies within a predetermined range below the surface of the liquid, and positions one or more fiducials below the surface of the liquid to establish points separated by known distances. The transducer emits acoustic signals, and receives their reflections. The travel times of the reflections from the liquid surface and the fiducials are used to calculate changes in travel times during the measurement period, to estimate the speed of sound in the liquid, to correct for temperature-induced changes in the travel times, and to obtain a temperature-compensated change in travel time to the liquid surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventors: Joseph W. Maresca, Jr., James W. Starr, Christopher P. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5256996
    Abstract: An integrated coplanar strip nonlinear transmission line comprising a substrate of gallium arsenide upon which a heavily doped buried layer and a lightly doped surface layer of epitaxially grown gallium arsenide are grown. Two parallel conductors are integThis work was funded by the United States Government's Office of Naval Research under contract No. N99914-85-K-0381. The United States Government has a paid up license in this technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford, Junior University
    Inventors: Robert A. Marsland, Mark J. W. Rodwell, David M. Bloom
  • Patent number: 5254942
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) test architecture and technique which can be used in conformity with the IEEE 1149.1 test standard and configured on a single chip. This chip can be remotely controlled via a PC or workstation to generate stimulus and collect response data to fully test an IC which matches the foot print of the test chip. The specified technique uses the IEEE test standard with additional logic on a single chip which permits at speed test functional test of ICs. The test chip can be connected to a PC or workstation via the four (4) channel Test Access Port. By remotely controlling the test chip from the PC or Workstation, stimulus and response data can be generated to completely test any Integrated circuit having a foot print matching the IC of the test chip. In one embodiment, the test chip is mounted on a probe card for at speed functional test of wafers. In another embodiment, the test chip is placed in a socket or adapter for at speed package level test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Assignee: Daniel D'Souza
    Inventors: Daniel D'Souza, Ruth Alexander
  • Patent number: 5231349
    Abstract: Three classes of active probes all with coaxial inputs and coplanar waveguide probe tips are described. A millimeter-wave active probe for generating signals with frequencies about 50 gHz and supplying same to millimeter-wafer including a substrate upon which a frequency multiplier consisting of filter sections and impedance matching sections and nonlinear elements are integrated in uniplanar transmission line medium. Also disclosed is a harmonic mixer probe to step down RF received from an integrated circuit to a lower frequency by mixing it with the harmonics of a local oscillator signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Gholamreza Majidi-Ahy, David M. Bloom
  • Patent number: 5229724
    Abstract: A sample head for performing nuclear magnetic resonance measurements on a first kind of nuclei (.sup.1 H) and, further, on a second (.sup.15 N) or a third (.sup.31 P) kind of nuclei within a magnetic field (B) is disclosed. A measuring coil coacts with a sample under analysis and generates a nuclear magnetic resonance within the sample or receives a nuclear magnetic resonance signal from the sample. Terminals are provided for transmitting to or receiving from the measuring coil high-frequency signals having frequencies corresponding to the particular nuclear magnetic resonance frequency of the specific kinds of nuclei (.sup.1 H, .sup.15 N, .sup.31 P), respectively. A high-frequency line is connected to the measuring coil at one end thereof. The line has an electric length which is an integer multiple of a quarter wavelength corresponding to the first, higher frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: Bruker Analytische Messtechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Heinz Zeiger
  • Patent number: 5228339
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring liquid levels and leak rates in a storage tank, using an acoustic transducer and a quasi-static reference device that positions an acoustic target within a predetermined distance range below the surface of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Inventors: Joseph W. Maresca, Jr., James W. Starr, Christopher P. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5226263
    Abstract: An improved device for forming a weather-tight seal to a vent pipe and over a roof flashing. The device utilizes a high durability elastomeric material with a truncated conical shape and thickened upper lip to form a rain shed over the roof flashing, thereby ensuring a tight, durable seal to the vent pipe that prevents intrusion of moisture between the vent pipe and roof flashing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Assignee: Wil-Mar Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Merrin, Dennis H. Gerber
  • Patent number: 5224246
    Abstract: Rope Fastening Device including a generally flat member having a rope passage slot formed therethrough. The end portions of the device is shaped into rope attachment posts which are utilized to loop portions of the rope thereabout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Inventor: John G. Royball
  • Patent number: 5223879
    Abstract: A hair-style simulation cassette has a back strip, a U-shaped frame fixed to the back strip, a panel fixed to the U-shaped frame, a film fixed to the panel, and a photograph carrier receivable in the U-shaped frame. The photograph carrier has a cavity for receiving a photograph. The panel has a viewing window through which the photograph is visible and an adjusting window through which the photograph is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Inventor: Chung-Liang Chao
  • Patent number: 5223851
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for facilitating interconnection of antenna lead wires to an integrated circuit and encapsulating the assembly to form an improved miniature transponder device including the provision of an additional protective layer of insulation to the top of an integrated circuit chip or die and the provision of enlarged plated electrodes to the surface of the additional insulation to form enhanced bonding pads, such pads being electrically connected through the protective layers to the normal bonding pads of the integrated circuit device. The enhanced bonding pads are made of a soft conductive metal such that external wires to be attached thereto can be bonded to the pads using a thermal compression bonding technique, This invention also extends to a method of encapsulating a transponder in heat shrunk plastics material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Assignee: Trovan Limited
    Inventors: Leonard D. Hadden, Glen L. Zirbes
  • Patent number: 5222071
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus including a semiconductor grating whose optical properties can be changed electrically in order to steer a diffracted laser beam with no moving parts. Lithographically defined portions, stripes or areas formed in a semiconductor quantum well region used in association with selectable voltage supply means enable control of the optical characteristics of the grating. The optical properties of the semiconductor quantum well region vary in response to variations in voltage applied to the areas which in turn change the transmissivity or reflectivity of the areas. By selectively applying voltages, the diffraction pattern obtained in the far-field from illuminating the areas is thus controlled and beam steering results. By using a two-dimensional array of areas, or alternatively using two such one dimensional arrays, beam steering in two dimensions may be accomplished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Assignee: Board of Trustees Leland Stanford, Jr. University
    Inventors: Bardia Pezeshki, James S. Harris, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5221506
    Abstract: Bar soap for personal use having a structural center selected from an open celled sponge material, or woven or non-woven organic filamentary material, which is preferably fully soap-impregnated. The sponge core is revealed after the soap bar is reduced to a sliver, providing support, preventing breakage and making washing more effective and reducing wastage. Water soluble oxycellulose polymers may be used. The sponge may be configured in the form of a character or animal shape for children. The core may extend to at least one surface and can be configured to provide a hanger support. The core permits dipping to build up the bar, and layered soap of different compositions or colors is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Inventor: Jacques M. Dulin
  • Patent number: 5218771
    Abstract: Orientation sensing apparatus including a bubble suspended in liquid contained within a transparent cylindrical container, light sources aligned along the cylindrical axis of the container that transmit light via light pathways for illuminating the bubble, light sensors disposed along the circumference of the container that receive light via light pathways for measuring the amount of light reflected from the bubble, and signal processing circuitry for converting the light sensors' readings into an orientation indicating signal for communication to other electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Inventor: Peter M. Redford
  • Patent number: 5219171
    Abstract: A collapsible golf fairway distance marker including a visible structure that can assume two discrete configurations, and an anchor structure. The visible structure is generally cone-shaped when raised and flat when collapsed and is comprised of a base support ring, a spring-loaded plunger assembly disposed in the center thereof, and a plurality of generally trapezoidal shaped leaves. Each leaf has its narrower end captured within an annular recess formed between the plunger top and a cap screwed into the plunger, while its wider end is captured within an annular recess formed in the base support ring. Numerals indicating distance are affixed to or embossed in an upper part of one or more leaves. The anchor structure is connected to the base support ring and is buried beneath the ground to provide a fixed location for the visible structure on the fairway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Assignee: Jack E. Kirby
    Inventors: Jack E. Kirby, Lyle F. Shabram, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5216735
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices for the transmission of light through the adjoining ends of two fiberoptic cables, and more particularly to connectors adapted to connect an end of a fiberoptic cable to another fiberoptic cable or to a LED or to a laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Assignee: Fibotech, Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Y. Rondeau
  • Patent number: D336497
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Inventor: Raul F. Carballo
  • Patent number: D336531
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Assignee: Forexim (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Alex L. W. Kwong