Patents Represented by Law Firm Schwartz, Jeffery, Schwaab, Mack, Blumenthal & Evans
  • Patent number: 5136585
    Abstract: A key telephone system includes a plurality of ports linked by port associated bidirectional communication channels which are synchronously switched by transferring bit states between ones of the channels to provide communication paths between the ports as directed by a central processor. The ports are also linkable to and via the central processor by port associated message channels. An interface circuit is responsive to the central processor and message channel signals for regulating flow of messages received by the central processor and for effecting single and plural channel distribution of messages from the central processor. The message channels permit telephony operating features and functions to be provided either within the central processor or by appropriate apparatus means being connected at any of the ports. In such a telephone system at least one of said apparatus comprises a telephone station apparatus and another of said apparatus comprises a feature host apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventors: Nadir Nizamuddin, Alan S. J. Chapman, John W. J. Williams, Alan M. Redmond
  • Patent number: 5101317
    Abstract: An overload protector for a telecommunications system with an overcurrent protection device for each signal line in a chamber formed between a housing and a base and in which the base carries the line and ground pins and also an overvoltage device for each pair of the signal pins, the overvoltage device disposed at the base. In one construction, each overvoltage device comprises a solid state semi-voltage surge protection device at the base and a ground conductor extends laterally of the base between the ground pin and the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventors: Casimir Z. Cwirzen, Eric A. Scheithauer, Arnold M. Ladd
  • Patent number: 5093783
    Abstract: The microcomputer has a plurality of register banks, each having a plurality of registers for containing data therein, a bank address register for holding the address of one of the register banks to be accessed and an access control circuit responsive to a bank address signal for putting one of said register banks in accessible condition. Part of the instruction code is utilized to modify the output of the bank address register during a portion of the execution cycle to permit single instruction transfer or arithmetic operations between plural memory banks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Kitada
  • Patent number: 5058980
    Abstract: Light energy is efficiently coupled into a laser rod in a direction parallel to a resonating mode of the rod through optical fibers. Individual optical fibers having a refractive index lower than the refractive index of the laser rod are placed side by side around a barrel portion of a laser rod, parallel to the direction of the resonating mode, with the core portions of the optical fibers exposed by stripping the cladding. Since the law of total internal reflection for the light in the fibers is violated when the light encounters the higher refractive index of the laser rod, the exposed cores contacting the laser rod couple light energy injected into ends of the fibers to the laser rod. A reflector at end of the fibers opposite the light injection allows uncoupled light energy to be coupled into the laser rod on a second pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: SFA, Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip H. Howerton
  • Patent number: 5045681
    Abstract: The invention comprises a semiconductor substrate with a plurality of photoconductive elements. The photoconductive elements are connected to form a combinational logic ripple carry adder having only AND and OR logic gates. An optic substrate overlies the semiconductor substrate and directs light representing logic parameters onto the logic gates. The ripple carry adder has complementary inputs and complementary outputs to enable the use of only AND and OR gates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Steven E. Elrod, R. Aaron Falk, Keith H. Hill
  • Patent number: 5044763
    Abstract: A processing machine is provided having a tool comprising at least two identical, diametrically opposite mixing fingers which revolve in the same horizontal plane. These mixing fingers have a round cross-section, are arranged very close above the bowl bottom and protrude with their free radially outer, slightly upwardly bent end into the bowl radius. Further, the mixing fingers are provided between the bowl bottom and bowl wall, and are adapted in contour outline approximately to the bowl radius. By using a round profile for the mixing fingers, both a pressure component against the bowl bottom and a raising component away from the bowl bottom are obtained. Also, due to the very small gap between the mixing fingers and the bowl bottom, an adequately high turbulence is generated so that material in this area is more fully mixed. Two mixing blades may also be provided above the mixing fingers and offset by 90.degree. in order to ensure proper mixing even of small amounts of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: A. Stephan u. Soehne GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Friedrich Otto
  • Patent number: 5041173
    Abstract: Spherical graphite cast iron utilized to prepare a lapping tool is manufactured by casting a molten composition into a mold cavity, and by chilling one side of the resulting casting thereby causing unidirectional solidification, the one side being used as the operating surface of the lapping tool. The molten composition consists of 3.0-3.8 wt. % of carbon, 2.0-2.9 wt. % of silicon, 0.3-0.9 wt. % of manganese, less than 0.05 wt. % of phosphorus, less than 0.03 wt. % of sulfur, 0.2-1.0 wt. % of nickel, 0-0.8 wt. % of copper, 0.05-0.5 wt. % of molybdenum, 0.03-0.09 wt. % of magnesium and the balance of iron. The lapping tool made of this casting has a percentage of sphericity of higher than 80%, graphite particle diameter of less than 100 microns, a density of graphite particles of larger than 70/mm.sup.2, and a Vickers hardness of larger than 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Ceramics Co.
    Inventors: Toshio Shikata, Hirokazu Tokoro, Takanobu Nishimura, Masaharu Kinoshita, Norio Masuda
  • Patent number: 5030555
    Abstract: For the serodiagnosis of a fluid sample, it is particularly advantageous to use a device comprising (A) a supported, porous membrane wherein a first immunoreagent is bound so as to be capable of binding a foreign analyte and forming a complex when the foreign analyte is brought into contact therewith; and (B) a matrix which presents a first surface and an opposing second surface and which contains a second, labeled immunoreagent that is capable of binding the foreign analyte to form a labeled complex when the foreign analyte is sandwiched between the first immunoreagent and the second immunoreagent. In such a device, the first surface of the matrix is adjacent to a surface of the membrane, (ii) the matrix is wettable by or soluble in an aqueous fluid, and (iii) the second immunoreagent is mobilized when the matrix is wetted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: University of Florida
    Inventor: Roger M. Clemmons
  • Patent number: 5030520
    Abstract: An electrical conductor is particularly suitable for use as an insoluble anode in electrowinning processes, and is composed of an inner core of copper coated with an outer, thinner layer of a transition metal, preferably selected from among tantalum, titanium and niobium. The conductor is manufactured by a process including the steps of inserting a copper bar inside a relatively thin tube made of the selected transition metal, inserting the tube containing the copper bar inside a copper tube to obtain a three-metal structure, submitting the three-metal structure to a drawing process to produce a three metal wire, and dipping the three-metal wire in a solvent to remove the outer copper layer to produce a bimetallic wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: Engitec Impianti S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Olper, Pierluigi Fracchia, Fulvio Redivo
  • Patent number: 5027345
    Abstract: Relocation and/or replacement of terminal apparatus in telecommunications systems including, but not necessarily limited to, key telephone systems, usually entails reassignment of administration data; for example, features. When a station or terminal apparatus is moved physically from one port to another within a telecommunications system which comprises a plurality of ports connected to a central processor, interface means operative on initial connection of said terminal apparatus transmits to the central processor an identifier unique to such terminal apparatus within such system. The central processing means has storage for each said identifier together with administration data specific to said terminal apparatus and the number of the port to which said terminal apparatus set is connected. Following receipt of an identifier, the central processor updates said storage means to assign said administration data corresponding to said identifier to the present port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventors: Timothy J. Littlewood, David J. Robertson, Ronald J. Maginley, Alan S. J. Chapman, Terence N. Thomas, Nadir Nizamuddin
  • Patent number: PP7566
    Abstract: A new and distinct strawberry plant named Darline particularly characterized by its vigorous growth habit, large fruit with firm surface, orange-red fruit color, medium season variety, erect leaves, and its long picking period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Societe Civile Darbonne
    Inventor: Robert C. Hureau
  • Patent number: PP7568
    Abstract: A Begonia plant named Sweet Dianne characterized by its light pink flower color; floriferous habit producing numerous pendulous flowering shoots; distinct sweet fragrance, and its fully double male flowers which have no pollen or male reproductive parts under normal conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Golden State Bulb Growers
    Inventor: Howard Siebold
  • Patent number: PP7569
    Abstract: A new Begonia plant named Golden Anniversary, characterized by its distinct fragrance, fully double male flowers, rich apricot petal color at its center, changing to a brighter yellow-orange in the center and then to a generally coral color at the edge, its full and pendulous habit, and its floriferousness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Golden State Bulb Growers
    Inventor: Howard Siebold
  • Patent number: PP7577
    Abstract: A Chrysanthemum plant named Yellow Boaldi particularly characterized by its flat capitulum form; decorative capitulum type; yellow ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum of up to 11 cm at maturity when grown as a pinched disbudded pot mum; uniform eight week photoperiodic flowering response to short days; medium plant height when grown as a pinched pot mum; recommended both as disbudded and spray pot mum; and spreading and prolific branching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: Cornelis P. VandenBerg
  • Patent number: PP7578
    Abstract: A Chrysanthemum plant named Cream Boaldi particularly characterized by its flat capitulum form; decorative capitulum type; light yellow ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum of up to 11 cm at maturity when grown as a pinched disbudded pot mum; uniform eight week photoperiodic flowering response to short days; medium plant height when grown as a pinched pot mum; recommended both as disbudded and spray pot mum; and spreading and prolific branching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: Cornelis P. VandenBerg
  • Patent number: PP7584
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Impatiens plant named Celerio characterized by its red and purplish-red bicolored flowers, continuous and prolific flowering, dark reddish-green foliage, and vigorous compact growth habit with good self-branching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: Paul Ecke Ranch
    Inventor: Ludwig Kientzler
  • Patent number: PP7585
    Abstract: A Chrysanthemum plant named Dark Charm particularly characterized by its flat capitulum form; decorative capitulum type; purple-violet ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum of up to 11 cm at maturity when grown as a pinched disbudded pot mum; uniform eight week photoperiodic flowering response to short days; medium plant height when grown as a pinched pot mum; and spreading branching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: Cornelis P. VandenBerg
  • Patent number: PP7586
    Abstract: A Chrysanthemum plant named Sarah particularly characterized by its flat capitulum form; quilled decorative capitulum type; yellow-orange ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum of from 63 to 75 mm when fully opened; average plant height with spreading and prolific branching pattern; average natural season flowering date of September 4 in Salinas, Calif. and October 5 in Hightstown, N.J.; uniform eight week photoperiodic flowering response to short days in photoperiodic controlled flowering programs; and durable, uniform performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: Cornelis P. VandenBerg
  • Patent number: PP7587
    Abstract: A Chrysanthemum plant named Jessica particularly characterized by its flat capitulum form; decorative capitulum type; yellow ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum of from 50 to 63 mm when fully opened; spreading and prolific branching pattern; average natural season flowering data of August 22 in Salinas, Calif., and September 21 in Hightstown, N.J.; uniform seven week photoperiodic flowering response to short days in photoperiodic controlled flowering programs; and durable, uniform performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: Cornelius P. VandenBerg
  • Patent number: PP7593
    Abstract: A Chrysanthemum plant named Dark Akira particularly characterized by its flat capitulum form; spoon daisy capitulum type; red-purple ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum of up to 15 cm at maturity when grown as a pinched disbudded pot mum; uniform eight week photoperiodic flowering response to short days; medium plant height when grown as a pinched pot mum; recommended both as disbudded and spray pot mum; and spreading and prolific branching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: Cornelis P. VandenBerg