Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Salzman & Levy
  • Patent number: 6667473
    Abstract: A monitoring system for adjusting a light source for a counting cell signal in a counting and dispensing system, which light deteriorates over time as a result of dust accumulation from the handling of pills, capsules, and tablets. The monitoring system uses electronics to adjust the light relative to the dust accumulation, thus maintaining an accurate counting cell signal, so that the system can continue to function. In this respect, the monitoring system provides for longer intervals between required maintenance operations, and therefore reduces the cost of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Innovation Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: James Worthington, James Boyer, Joseph H. Boyer
  • Patent number: 6663399
    Abstract: The present invention is a cost effective, reworkable, LGA-based interconnection for use between two circuit members such as a ceramic module and an FR4-based system board. The resilient contact members allow the reliable interconnection of two circuit members, even though the circuit members may have significantly different CTEs and have interconnections where the distance from neutral point is great enough to crack BGA or CGA solder connections. For factory reworkable applications, the ends of the contact members are semi-permanently attached to both the module and the system board. For certain field separable applications, semi-permanently attaching only one of the ends of an LGA to either the module or the system board provides increased reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: High Connection Density, Inc.
    Inventors: Hassan O. Ali, Che-Yu Li, Zhineng Fan, Ai D. Le
  • Patent number: 6665128
    Abstract: An improved corrective lens for copying pages of a book pressed flat upon a document support glass of a xerographic copying machine or document scanner. The corrective lens is shaped to fit in the space between the book pages to be copied and the document glass of the copier. The corrective lens has a pyramidal center extending into the crease of a typical book. The lens extends outwardly from the pyramidal center to form substantially flat side portions that hold the pages of the open book in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Inventor: Charles C. Tai
  • Patent number: 6661690
    Abstract: A memory module with any combination of driver line terminators, power supply circuits, and components integral to a memory control subsystem mounted directly on the memory module for use with high speed, impedance-controlled memory buses. The memory module may be formed on a conventional printed circuit card with unpacked or packed memory chips attached directly to the memory module. Including the additional functionality directly on the memory modules improves the EMC/EMI performance as well as signal quality and integrity, thereby enhancing the memory subsystem performance. Such designs may also eliminate the need for bus exit connections, thereby allowing the freed-up connection capacity to be used to address additional memory capacity on the module. Another embodiment features a module with the additional features but without memory devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: High Connection Density, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon L. Moriarty, Zineng Fan, Dirk D. Brown, Che-Yu Li
  • Patent number: 6657698
    Abstract: The present invention features designs of pixels and designs of control features for seals on AMLCD tiles optimized for tiling AMLCD flat panel displays (FPDs) which have visually imperceptible seams. The FPD structure has an image view plane which is continuous and remote from the pixel apertures or image source plane on the inside of the tiles. The image is formed on the view plane by a distributed ultra low magnification flies-eye optical system (a screen) that is integrated with the tiles, effectively excluding and obscuring an image of the seams. The innovations described herein minimize the defects on the perimeter pixels by effectively damming the waviness of the front of the seal near the perimeter pixels on the tiles. Dark space required for the seal between the interior tile edges and active regions of the pixels is decreased, as is the space allocated for wiring thereby increasing the feasible aperture ratios near the mosaic edges and all apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Rainbow Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond G. Greene, Donald P. Seraphim, Dean W. Skinner, Boris Yost
  • Patent number: 6654449
    Abstract: The present invention features techniques for designing large, robust monolithic and monolithic-like displays having good brightness and contrast over a wide range of viewing angles. These techniques include controlling the layout of the pixel array and its access circuits that modify the electrical characteristics in order to minimize undesirable optical, electro-optical, and ambient light aberrations and any electronic anomalies creating visually perceptible discontinuities or boundaries. These artifacts are reduced to levels that allow for better color correction. In addition, the use of optical components such as collimators, light enhancing films, diffusers, screens, polarizers and masks are described. The resulting displays present luminance and chromaticity outputs from areas of originally varying optical response that become uniform within the tolerances of the human visual system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Rainbow Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond G. Greene, J. Peter Krusius, Donald P. Seraphim, Dean W. Skinner, Boris Yost
  • Patent number: 6640844
    Abstract: A fluid drainage system is described for automobiles and other abandoned or wrecked vehicles. A vehicle is elevated on a lift and a puncturing apparatus is positioned under the gas tank. A protuberance on this apparatus punctures the gas tank and the gasoline in funneled through the apparatus into a receptacle. Pump tubes are inserted into the containers holding the brake fluid, power steering fluid, windshield wiper fluid, and antifreeze overflow, and these fluids are extracted into to individual receptacles. A lift unevenly elevates the vehicle and drains various automotive fluids, such as radiator fluid, transmission fluid, differential fluid and antifreeze. All of these fluids are stored in a common holding tank and are then pumped to a liquid, gravity separator, which separates the mixture into its component parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Gary's U-Pull-It
    Inventors: Gary Beagell, Randy Ritter
  • Patent number: 6638077
    Abstract: A shielded carrier with electrical components is provided, resulting in LGA interposer connectors with improved electrical performance and enhanced functionality. The carrier includes components such as resistors and capacitors on and/or in the carrier. The components are preferably of the surface mount variety or are imbedded within the carrier, due to the inherent lower profile of these form factors. Decoupling capacitors and terminating resistors are two examples of components that may improve performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: High Connection Density, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhineng Fan, Ai D. Le, Che-Yu Li
  • Patent number: 6639643
    Abstract: The present invention features methods and apparatuses for sealing tiled, flat-panel displays (FPDs). Tile edges corresponding with the display's perimeter edges are designed with a wide seal. Interior edges, however, have narrow seals in order to maintain the desired, constant, pixel pitch across tile boundaries. In some cases, this invention applies specifically to arrays of tiles 2×2 or less, and, in other cases, to N×M arrays, where N and M are any integer numbers. The tiles are enclosed with top and bottom glass plates, which are sealed with an adhesive bond to the tiles on the outside perimeter of the tiled display. Vertical seams (where tiles meet at the perimeter of the FPD) are sealed with a small amount of polymer. The seal may be constructed between a cover plate and a back plate, sandwiching the tiles. The AMLCD edges may be coated with either a non-permeable material or a polymer having an extremely low permeability (for example, Parylene™).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Rainbow Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Babuka, Raymond G. Greene, John P. Koons, J. Peter Krusius, Che-yu Li, Donald P. Seraphim
  • Patent number: 6625878
    Abstract: A component pick and place apparatus includes a housing including; a rotatable frame and a plurality of pick-up and place heads mounted on the frame. The pick-up and place heads are rotatable from a first position to at least a second position, and includes a spindle which is movable from a retracted position to an extended position. A first actuator moves the spindle at the first position from the retracted position to the extended position for picking up or placing the component; and a second actuator moves a spindle so that when a pick-up and place head is at the second position a spindle is moved from the retracted position to the extended position for ascertaining the position of the picked-up component. This apparatus eliminates positional errors of the pick-up and place head spindle as it moves from its retracted position to its extended position when the component is placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation
    Inventor: Koenraad A. Gieskes
  • Patent number: 6624870
    Abstract: The present invention features designs of pixels and designs of control features for seals on AMLCD tiles optimized for tiling AMLCD flat panel displays (FPDs) which have visually imperceptible seams. The FPD structure has an image view plane which is continuous and remote from the pixel apertures or image source plane on the inside of the tiles. The image is formed on the view plane by a distributed ultra low magnification flies-eye optical system (a screen) that is integrated with the tiles, effectively excluding and obscuring an image of the seams. The innovations described herein minimize the defects on the perimeter pixels by effectively damming the waviness of the front of the seal near the perimeter pixels on the tiles. Dark space required for the seal between the interior tile edges and active regions of the pixels is decreased, as is the space allocated for wiring thereby increasing the feasible aperture ratios near the mosaic edges and all apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Rainbow Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond G. Greene, Donald P. Seraphim, Dean W. Skinner, Boris Yost
  • Patent number: 6618940
    Abstract: A high density printed wiring board is prepared by applying an essentially solid material into plated through holes such that the metallized layers within the through hole are unaffected by chemical metal etchants. In this manner, lateral surface metallized layers can exclusively be reduced in thickness by use of said chemical agents. These thinned lateral surface metallized layers are ultimately converted into fine pitch, 25 to 40 microns, circuitry, thereby providing high density boards. Since the through hole wall metallization is unaffected by the etching process, excellent electrical connection between the fine line circuitry is obtained. Various printed wiring board embodiments are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Lubert, Curtis L. Miller, Thomas R. Miller, Robert D. Sebesta, James W. Wilson, Michael Wozniak
  • Patent number: 6621086
    Abstract: The present invention relates to radiochromic imaging methods for generating a permanent colored spatial representation of an irradiation pattern wherein the intensity of the color in the image correlates to the dose level of irradiation, and more particularly to a method that provides representations of the quantity and position of radiolabelled polymeric materials separated by chromatographic techniques and furthermore, to a method that provides a two or three dimensional colored image correlating to a dosimetric pattern supplied by an external or embedded source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventor: Alan Appleby
  • Patent number: D482075
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: UNEX Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Howard McIlvaine
  • Patent number: D482404
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Unex Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Howard McIlvaine
  • Patent number: D482405
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Unex Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Howard McIlvaine
  • Patent number: D482406
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Unex Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Howard McIlvaine
  • Patent number: D482732
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Unex Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Howard McIlvaine
  • Patent number: D482733
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Unex Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Howard McIlvaine
  • Patent number: D482734
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Unex Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Howard McIlvaine