Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Kurz
  • Patent number: 6070461
    Abstract: A system for the detection and measurement of atmospheric air movement irregularities such as wind velocity vector, wind shear, downdraft, clear air turbulence, aircraft induced vorteces and turbulence, in particular along a glidepath near airports, whereby an air volume under investigation is illuminated by a radio wave transmitter with a beam of coherent electromagnetic energy and a resulting wave field is received and processed in processor means to derive information on the existence of said atmospheric irregularities and furthermore to give specific measurements of related parameters, comprising at least one receiver for said resulting wave field, which is due to scattering in said air volume, positioned at a bistatic location having a selected distance from said transmitter, characterized by acoustic transmitter means located between said transmitter and said at least one receiver, and adapted to emit acoustic waves into said air volume, with frequency and beamwidth of the acoustic waves chosen such tha
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Triad A/S
    Inventors: Dag T. Gjessing, Jens Hjelmstad, Andreas Tonning
  • Patent number: 6071952
    Abstract: The long term storage stability of injectable pharmaceutical compositions comprising a taxane or taxoid is improved by incorporating an effective amount of an antioxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter H. Owens, Timothy Irby
  • Patent number: 6068426
    Abstract: The method concerned is for connecting a section of buried main conduit (120) to a secondary conduit. For this purpose, a starting pit (200) and a finishing pit (204) are dug, a drilling device comprising a series of rods to be placed end to end is lowered into one pit in a manner such as to drill along a horizontal axis at the level of or at a height close to that of the main conduit. Upon completion of the drilling, the secondary conduit is passed through the bore-hole (202) in a manner such that an end portion is situated above the pit, this portion is fixed to a first region of a branch connector for connecting the two conduits and this end portion, equipped with its connecter, is lowered into the pit and the connector is fixed to the main conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Gaz de France (G.D.F.) Service National
    Inventors: Fran.cedilla.ois Blanquet, Jean-Pierre Brazzini, Patrick Le Cointe
  • Patent number: 6068059
    Abstract: A ground-crop harvester for potatoes and the like has two unique control features that enhance the productivity of the device and the quality of the harvested ground-crop (e.g., less bruising). The harvester preferably includes an excavator arranged to scrape up a layer of soil and ground-crop and a primary conveyor configured to receive the soil and ground-crop scraped up by the excavator and to separate soil from the ground-crop. A downstream conveyor is arranged downstream of the primary conveyor (e.g., directly downstream therefrom or after a secondary conveyor and/or other conveyors) to receive the separated ground-crop. A primary conveyor adjustable speed drive mechanism is provided for the primary conveyor. A downstream conveyor adjustable speed drive mechanism is provided for the downstream conveyor. A speed measurer or sensor is provided for sensing the forward speed of the harvester and for emitting signals representative of the speed. An amount sensor (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Recot, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Bajema, Dennis Ruben Nitzel, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6070081
    Abstract: A private mobile communication system serves to support communication between mutual portable or mobile radio telephone equipment which are registered in the system, and communication between the portable or mobile radio telephone communication equipment and telephones connected to a public communication network. Portable or mobile radio telephone equipment which is not registered in the system transmits a call request to the public network through a private control channel controlling section. A radio base station of the system transfers the call request through a private channel to a private branch exchange (PBX). The PBX serves to support the call to the public network in response to the call request transmitted through the private channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignees: NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc., Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsumi Takahashi, Yoshinori Uchida
  • Patent number: 6068154
    Abstract: The can is closed on at least one end face with a membrane (2) of paper or plastic or metal foil in such a way that the outside of the foil edge region raised toward the can axis (3) is tightly connected to the essentially cylindrical inside can wall (1). An inverted lid (9) is mounted over the membrane (5), at the end face of the can. The membrane surface (5) comprises at least one contact region (7a, 7b) which projects toward the end face and, when the inverted lid (9) is mounted, can be placed at least partly on a support region (12a, 12b) of the inside of the lid surface (10). Consequently, the outward-directed forces acting on the closure membrane (5) are absorbed by the lid (9) and the danger of leaking membranes (5) is essentially eliminated. The cans according to the invention can be filled at high speed and with materials of high density, can be transported without precautions and can be exposed to large vacuums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Inventor: Werner Grabher
  • Patent number: 6068061
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for tilling a seedbed with a soil manipulation device comprising a tilling shank for forming a groove in the soil followed a pair of coulter blades for closing the groove and a rear finishing device such as a rolling basket for further tilling and firming of the soil with improved coulter downward pressure and shank head. Downward pressure on the coulter blades is provided by a coulter spring attached to a lever arm pivotally attached to the framework which applies downward pressure to the framework supporting the coulter blades. The rear finishing device is connected to the same coulter support framework by a pivotal rear arm and a rear arm spring such that when the rear finishing device is displaced upward by changing field conditions, an upward force is imparted to the coulter support framework thus raising the coulter blades in response to changing field conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Smith, William C. Maenle
  • Patent number: 6069007
    Abstract: Ribozymes useful to cleave HIV-1 and other viral or endogenous cellular RNAs are disclosed. Also disclosed are transformed cells which express such ribozymes and human AIDS therapy involving the administration of such ribozymes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: City of Hope
    Inventors: John J. Rossi, Edouard M. Cantin, John A. Zaia, Pairoj Chang
  • Patent number: 6069303
    Abstract: An inbred corn line, designated QH111, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of inbred corn line QH111, to the plants of inbred corn line QH111 and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing the inbred line QH111 with itself or another corn line. The invention further relates to hybrid corn seeds and plants produced by crossing the inbred line QH111 with another corn line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Holden's Foundation Seeds, LLC
    Inventor: Terry J. Foley
  • Patent number: 6069302
    Abstract: A method for obtaining hybrid Brassica napus having high-parent heterosis with respect to seed yield includes the steps of crossing a spring line to a (winter.times.spring) F.sub.1 hybrid, where the (winter.times.spring) F.sub.1 hybrid retains a spring growth habit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Thomas C. Osborn, David V. Butruille
  • Patent number: 6067348
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is described for outbound message personalization. A call list containing names and associated phone numbers are given as a starting point. A first or last name is compared to entries in a match table. If a match between names is found, then the index number corresponding to the entry is obtained. The index number is stored in the call list. When the message is ready to be delivered, the stored index number from the call list is retrieved and the stored-digital audio (as addressed by the index number) is converted to speech. Then an index number corresponding to a message body is used to retrieve and convert the message body into speech. In this manner, a personalized message can be created, wherein a large percentage of first names can be stored and used to personalize outbound messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Universal Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. Hibbeler
  • Patent number: 6066847
    Abstract: A procedure for verifying the accuracy of a non-invasive blood glucose measurement instrument utilizes in vitro or invasive measurement instruments, the accuracy of which is independently verifiable. Several glucose readings are taken with each instrument at approximately the same times. The measurement data from the in vitro instrument is transferred to the non-invasive instrument where it is compared to the data regarding the non-invasive measurements. If the difference between the measurements of the respective instruments is within a preset range, the non-invasive instrument is permitted to be used for an additional period of time. However, if the difference is beyond an acceptable limit, then the non-invasive instrument is prevented from taking any additional measurements and must be serviced or repaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Futrex Inc.
    Inventor: Robert D. Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 6065882
    Abstract: A proximal connector includes a stainless steel, cone-shaped ferrule enclosing a proximal end of the optic fiber element. The ferrule is inserted within a matching aperture of a receiving block, which is also made of stainless steel. The matching shapes of the ferrule and the aperture of the receiving block ensure effective heat transfer from the ferrule into the receiving block. The receiving block may be provided with cooling vanes, and air may be circulated over the cooling vanes, to dissipate heat transferred to the receiving block from the connector. Both ferrule and the aperture are axially symmetric such that any rotation of the proximal connector while inserted into the receiving block does not change the location of the entrance aperture of the optic fiber element. The proximal connector also includes a case having an indented ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Cogent Light Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Roller, Kenneth K. Li
  • Patent number: 6066503
    Abstract: The present invention provides nucleic acid molecules containing nucleotide sequences encoding helminth aminopeptidase enzymes, and antigenic fragments and functionally-equivalent variants thereof, their use in the preparation of vaccines for use against helminth parasites, and synthetic polypeptides encoded by them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Barbraham Institute
    Inventors: Margaret Graham, Trevor Stanley Smith, Edward Albert Munn, David Patrick Knox, Joanna Jane Oliver, Susan Elizabeth Newton
  • Patent number: 6065619
    Abstract: A cargo handling path setting method and apparatus determine arbitrary hoisting and lowering speeds of a suspended load and the times required for hoisting and lowering to set hoisting and lowering speed patterns, determine an arbitrary traversing speed of the suspended load and the time required for traversing to set a traversing speed pattern, set the positions and heights of obstacles present around the cargo handling path based on data from stacked load sensors, and further set an arbitrary waiting time for traversing and an arbitrary waiting time for lowering; then conduct a theoretical simulation test based on these set conditions to compute a cargo handling path, and if it is determined that the suspended load passing along the cargo handling path will collide with the obstacles, repeat the procedure of revising the set conditions and conducting a theoretical simulation test again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriaki Miyata, Takashi Toyohara
  • Patent number: 6061989
    Abstract: A modular approach to constructing a structural member entails utilizing generally identical primary structural elements which are connected together by various different connector elements to create structural members with various different structural properties. Such a structural member may be, for example, a cross-member for use in constructing an automotive frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Mack Trucks, Inc.
    Inventors: Mukesh R. Trivedi, Suhail Ahmad
  • Patent number: 6063985
    Abstract: A chemically inducible promoter is described which may be used to transform plants with genes which are easily regulatable by adding plants or plant cells to a medium containing an inducer of the promoter or by removing the plants or plant cells from such medium. The promoter described is one which is inducible by a glucocorticoid which is not endogenous to plants. Such promoters may be used with a variety of genes such as ipt or knotted1 to induce shoot formation in the presence of a glucocorticoid. The promoter may also be used with antibiotic or herbicide resistance genes which are then regulatable by the presence or absence of inducer rather than being constitutive. Other examples of genes which may be placed under the control of the inducible promoter are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: The Rockefeller University
    Inventors: Nam-Hai Chua, Takashi Aoyama
  • Patent number: 6063990
    Abstract: A novel soybean cultivar, designated 943365603833, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 943365603833, to the plants of soybean 943365603833 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing the cultivar 943365603833 with itself or another soybean variety. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds and plants produced by crossing the cultivar 943365603833 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Monsanto Corporation
    Inventor: Roger Lussenden
  • Patent number: 6064453
    Abstract: Stress exerted on a liquid crystal display element via a case was likely to impede display on the liquid crystal display element, or damage a liquid crystal display device. A front end of a rib 9 protruding toward a case 1 from a peripheral edge portion of a holder 8 supporting a liquid crystal display element 4 is brought into contact with the case 1, whereby stress on the case 1 is imposed on the rib 9. Thus, stress directly acting on the liquid crystal display element 4 via a rubber sheet 7 can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiya Inubushi, Tsutomu Inoue
  • Patent number: 6063989
    Abstract: A novel soybean cultivar, designated 942859612350, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 942859612350, to the plants of soybean 942859612350 and to methods of producing a soybean plant produced by crossing the cultivar 942859612350 with itself or another soybean variety. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds and plants produced by crossing the cultivar 942859612350 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Monsanto Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew D. Nickell