Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Kurz
  • Patent number: 6080918
    Abstract: A novel soybean cultivar, designated 942365966149, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 942365966149, to the plants of soybean 942365966149 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing the cultivar 942365966149 with itself or another soybean variety. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds and plants produced by crossing the cultivar 942365966149 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Monsanto Corporation
    Inventor: Beth Annice Holmes
  • Patent number: 6080917
    Abstract: A novel soybean cultivar, designated 942193611352, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 942193611352, to the plants of soybean 942193611352 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing the cultivar 942193611352 with itself or another soybean variety. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds and plants produced by crossing the cultivar 942193611352 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Asgrow Seed Company
    Inventor: Roger Lussenden
  • Patent number: 6079262
    Abstract: The energy of the sound radiation caused by the impact of the coin to be analyzed upon a hard surface is split into different frequency bands, the energy of every such band is obtained and the ratios between them are then worked out, obtaining parameters that are then compared against values representing valid coins. The device includes a bank of filters (6, 7 and 8), integrators (9, 10 and 11) connected to the outlet of the filters and capable of being activated from a microprocessor (17) and an analogue-digital converter to which the output of the various integrators is then connected through a multiplexer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Azkoyen Industrial, S.A.
    Inventors: Francisco Ibanez Palomeque, Jose Luis Pina Insausti
  • Patent number: 6077283
    Abstract: A scalpel has a handle, houses a mounting in which a diamond blade is mounted. A foot holder with slotted foot is fastened to the handle a fixed axial distance therefrom. The mounting can be moved axially to a first or second position with the aid of a cylinder so that the tip of the blade projects either 0.3 mm beyond the bottom surface of the foot or is located inside the contour of the foot. With the scalpel the meninx can be opened simply and safely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Anton Meyer & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hans-Jorg Meyer, Frank Ziemer
  • Patent number: 6077552
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for the monitoring of the doneness of a baked product without invasively contacting the baked product. An impact is directed against a side of the baked product, and the resulting flex distance due to the propagation of the impact through the baked product is measured. Both the impact and the resulting flex are preferably performed without direct physical contact with the baked product. The flex response time from the impact is compared to a pre-stored threshold, and if the flex response time is less than the threshold, a doneness signal is generated. The doneness signal may be used, for example, to control the baking process, and can be used for the automated monitoring of baked products in a commercial baking environment. The doneness signal can further be used, for example, to control either the baking dwell time, the oven temperature, or both, or to control other baking variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale E. Chimenti, Loren E. Faeth
  • Patent number: 6077934
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to contryphan peptides having 6-12 amino acids, preferably including one or more D-tryptophan or D-leucine residues. The peptides of the present invention are generically termed "contryphans," although the D-leucine containing contryphans are sometimes referred to as leu-contryphans. More specifically, the present invention is directed to contryphan peptides having the general formula Xaa.sub.1 -Cys-Xaa.sub.2 -Xaa.sub.3 -Xaa.sub.4 -Pro-Xaa.sub.5 -Cys (SEQ ID NO:1), wherein Xaa.sub.1, is any amino acid or des-Xaa.sub.1, Xaa.sub.2 is Pro, 4-trans-hydroxyproline or Val, Xaa.sub.3 is D-Trp, L-Trp, D-Leu or L-Leu, preferably D-Trp or D-Leu, Xaa.sub.4 is any amino acid and Xaa.sub.5 is Trp or Tyr. When the peptide contains Xaa.sub.1, it is preferably Gly, Glu, or Lys, most preferably Gly. When Xaa.sub.3 is D- or L-Trp, Xaa.sub.2 is preferably Pro or 4-trans-hydroxyproline. When Xaa.sub.3 is D- or L-Leu, Xaa.sub.2 is preferably Val.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Richard Jacobsen, Elsie Jimenez, Lourdes J. Cruz, Baldomero M. Olivera, William R. Gray, Michelle Grilley, Maren Watkins, David R. Hillyard
  • Patent number: 6077996
    Abstract: An inbred corn line, designated ASG09, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of inbred corn line ASG09, to the plants of inbred corn line ASG09 and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing the inbred line ASG09 with itself or another corn line. The invention further relates to hybrid corn seeds and plants produced by crossing the inbred line ASG09 with another corn line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Asgrow Seed Company
    Inventor: James R. Klenke
  • Patent number: 6076798
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluid actuating valve, wherein the valve body (1) comprises a longitudinal tubular body (11) and a transversal cylinder body (12), the longitudinal tubular body (11) defines a longitudinal fluid passage (113), and the transversal cylinder body (12) defines a valve chamber (121), a transversal well (114) is disposed in the middle of the longitudinal tubular body (11), and the upper surface (116) of the transversal well (114) is served as a valve seat. A valve core assembly (3) is provided in the transversal well (114), which engages with the inner wall of the well and the valve seat and is lifted by the pressure fluid coming from the valve inlet to open the valve. A pressure-releasing hole (1111) is provided at the outlet side of the longitudinal tubular body (11) to connect the valve chamber (121) with the longitudinal fluid passage (113) to the outlet side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Inventor: Jingxing Deng
  • Patent number: 6076070
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for a computer-implemented on-line price comparison method for performing price comparison and price reduction of goods and/or services sold by a vendor over a computer network, such as the Internet. The price comparison method can be selected by a customer, whereupon the computer program requests a competitor's price by transmitting a price request over the computer network. When the competitor's price is received, it is displayed to the customer. The computer program compares the competitor's price to the item price for the specified item. If the competitor's price is higher, nothing is done. If the competitor's price is lower, however, the computer program presents to the customer the option of requesting a reduced price. If the customer requests a reduced price, the computer program checks to see if the competitor's price is below a predetermined threshold. If it is, the computer program advises the customer to buy the specified item from the competitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: Cendant Publishing, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Stack
  • Patent number: 6074645
    Abstract: The invention provides a plurality of peptides (and immunologically functional variants thereof) which are immunogenic epitopes recognized by CD8.sup.+ class I MHC restricted cytotoxic T-lymphocytes of patients harboring latent cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection. The peptides are capable of activating CTLs and CTLp's in the absence of active viral replication, and thus are useful for eliciting a cellular immune response against HCMV by normal and immunodeficient subjects. Polypeptide and lipopeptide vaccines, with and without adjuvants, also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: City of Hope
    Inventors: Don Jeffrey Diamond, Joanne York
  • Patent number: 6075482
    Abstract: An antenna controller mounted on a movable body is provided for controlling antenna driving for satellite tracking. The antenna controller comprises a step tracking circuit for performing step tracking operation on a turning face of the movable body while receiving electromagnetic waves from a satellite, and for calculating an antenna pointing direction in which an intensity of the electric wave is strongest. An antenna driving circuit drives the antenna in the antenna pointing direction, while a reference output correcting circuit adds a correction quantity to a reference output of a rate sensor based on a result of the step tracking operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoaki Fukushima
  • Patent number: 6074677
    Abstract: A vacuum packed food container has a vacuum packed inner bag and a clear or transparent outer container body. The inner bag within the container body has a food product therein. The food product is preferably a food chip, such as a potato chip or a masa based chip. A lid is detachably connected to the container body. The lid covers an opening that leads to the interior of the inner bag. The inner bag has a vacuum therein that draws the bag against the food product therein. When the lid is detached from the container body, the vacuum within the inner container is released while the vacuum in an air space around the inner bag is maintained such that the inner bag expands outward by atmospheric pressure entering the inner bag and moves towards the inner surface of the outer container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: Recot, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Croft
  • Patent number: 6075984
    Abstract: A digital radio telephone comprises a radio portion for receiving a radio signal modulated by an encoded digital signal including control information, for demodulating and outputting the encoded digital signal, a control signal processing portion for decoding the demodulated encoded digital signal to obtain the control information, a telephone number information detecting means for detecting whether the decoded control information includes mate telephone number information, a memory for storing the telephone number information, a time information management means for specifying an incoming time of the telephone number information to output a time information, and a memory management means for recording the telephone number information corresponding to the time information into the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Murata
  • Patent number: 6075131
    Abstract: Compounds of Formula (1) have utility as dyes for ink-jet printing where Formula (1) comprises:T.sub.q --W Formula (1)which includes all acceptable forms of such compounds selected from one or more of the following (including mixtures thereof and combinations thereof in the same species): stereoisomers, zwitterions, polymorphs, solvates, isotopic forms; and all suitable salts thereof; in which:q represents from 1 to 4 inclusive;W comprises an optionally substituted hydrocarbyl group (preferably an optionally substituted aromatic group, or an optionally substituted aliphatic group); andeach T independently comprises a group of the Formula (2):B--N.dbd.N--J--Y-- Formula (2)in which:B comprises an optionally substituted indanyl group;Y comprises a carbonyl group or a sulphonyl group; andJ comprises a group of Formula (3): ##STR1## in which: R.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: Zeneca Limited
    Inventors: Neil Anthony Tallant, Paul Wight, Peter Gregory
  • Patent number: 6071448
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an improved process for the manufacture of concrete roof tiles having cut-back sidelock portions such that the tiles are flash free. The process involves the moulding of tiles on pallets which are provided with cut-away portions corresponding to the cut-back sidelock portions to be formed on the tiles and cutting the ribbon of mortar formed in a line of pallets with a knife which cuts the ribbon of mortar to form discrete tiles and to cut back the sidelock portions of the tiles at the same time. The tiles are flash free due to the action of the knife with the cut-away portions of the pallets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Inventors: Bhushan Kumar Oberoi, Jeffery James Palm
  • Patent number: 6072109
    Abstract: An inbred corn line, designated JCRNR113, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of inbred corn line JCRNR113, to the plants of inbred corn line JCRNR113 and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing the inbred line JCRNR113 with itself or another corn line. The invention further relates to hybrid corn seeds and plants produced by crossing the inbred line JCRNR113 with another corn line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: The J. C. Robinson Seed Co.
    Inventor: Michael A. Koopman
  • Patent number: D426153
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Recot, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Sagel, Robert J. Croft
  • Patent number: PP11404
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Impatiens plant, and named `Didi Red` is provided. `Didi Red` is distinct in its red colored fully double flowers, its early and free flowering, and its basal branched, compact growth habit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Goldsmith Plants, Inc.
    Inventor: J. B. (Hanneke) Jonkers
  • Patent number: PP11407
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Impatiens plant, and named `Fify White` is provided. `Fify White` is distinct in its white flower color, small slightly cup shaped flowers, early flowering and small-leafed basal branching growth habit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Goldsmith Plants, Inc.
    Inventor: J. B. Hanneke Jonkers
  • Patent number: D427065
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Recot, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Sagel, Robert J. Croft