Patents Represented by Law Firm Schwartz, Jeffery, Schwaab, Mack, Blumenthal & Koch
  • Patent number: 4630583
    Abstract: A spark ignition timing control system for an automotive vehicle internal combustion engine utilizes a first sensor for detecting engine speed, a second sensor for detecting engine knocking and a third sensor for detecting transmission upshifting. The control system operates in response to the first, second and third signals to retard the spark advance angle to reduce knocking due to change in engine speed upon engine upshift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventors: Mikio Suzuki, Masafumi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 4590900
    Abstract: The upper retainer for retaining an upper portion of a valve spring is shaped like a perforated spinning top and is axially dividable into two identical elements which are coaxially disposed about the upper portion of the valve stem when assuming its operative condition. The retainer has, when assuming the operative position, a configuration which comprises a collar portion which is sized to be coaxially disposed within an upper portion of the valve spring, an annular flange portion extending radially outward from the upper end of the collar portion and engaging with the upper end of the valve spring, and means for achieving a spline connection between the central portion of the retainer and the upper portion of the valve stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshimasa Hayashi
  • Patent number: 4581992
    Abstract: A screw press for extracting liquids from liquid-solid mixtures continuously and in a single operation. The press comprises a barrel divided into a feed section and a pin-barrel section. A rotatable screw is disposed in the barrel. Grooves are provided in the feed section to ensure a good feed input and hence an economical throughput, the pin-barrel section including radial pins extending into the barrel which, together with the rotation of the screw cause a high pressure to build up in the barrel thereby comminuting the mixture. The screw has helical flights formed thereon, the flights defining ridges, radial bores being formed in the ridges which communicate with an axial bore formed in the screw permitting the draining away the extracted liquid directly from the region in which it is extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Hermann Berstorff Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Koch
  • Patent number: PP5598
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of impatiens plant known by the cultivar name Vista Impatiens No. 14, and characterized by its intensely brilliant, large orange flowers, profuse year-round flowering even in high light and high temperature conditions, highly variegated foliage that retains its variegation foliage that retains its variegation year-round, vigorous and fast rate of growth, and tall, upright self-branching habit which makes it ideal for bedding plants, pot plant culture and hanging baskets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Assignee: Pan American Plant Company
    Inventor: Claude Hope
  • Patent number: PP5599
    Abstract: A new cultivar of African violet named South Dakota particularly characterized by its vigorous growth habit, profuse bouquet positioned on upright flower stems; deep violet purple flower color, with the centers of the flower being relatively darker; single flower form; dark green leaves, and its long lasting and non-dropping flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Assignee: Gessellschaftsvertrag uber die Ergindergemeinschaft "OPTIMARA"
    Inventor: Reinhold Holtkamp
  • Patent number: PP5600
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of African violet plant named Improved Oregon, characterized by its vigorous growth habit, abundance of upright wire-like flower stems each of which produces 7-9 flowers having frilled edges and intensive pink flower color, profuse flowering, long lasting and non-dropping flowers, and by its dark green, generally round and finely serrated leaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Assignee: Gessellschaftsvertrag uber die Ergindergemeinschaft "OPTIMARA"
    Inventor: Reinhold Holtkamp
  • Patent number: PP5601
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of African violet plant named Sequoia characterized by its vigorous growth habit, dark green and shiny leaves, strong upright flower stems, each carrying 7-9 or more double frilled flowers, purple violet in flower color; profuse flowering habit, and its ability to produce a saleable attractive plant with a full flower head within 8-10 weeks after potting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Assignee: Gessellschaftsvertrag uber die Ergindergemeinschaft "OPTIMARA"
    Inventor: Reinhold Holtkamp
  • Patent number: PP5603
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of African violet named Baltimore characterized by its very compact growth habit, girl type leaves, wire-like flower stems each of which carries seven or more flowers, white flower color, with purple tinging at the center of each petal and around the edges of certain of the petals, very long lasting flowers which do not drop, and by its ability to be grown close together with other plants without leaf stretching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Assignee: Gessellschaftsvertrag uber die Ergindergemeinschaft "OPTIMARA"
    Inventor: Reinhold Holtkamp
  • Patent number: PP5604
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of African violet plant named Betty characterized by its compact growth habit, dark green serrated leaves, strong, upright flower stems, each of which carries 5-7 and more flowers, the flowers being frilled and waved and mainly white in color with dark purple centers, uniform growth habit, long lasting and non-dropping flowers, and its ability to produce a saleable plant with a fully developed flower head 8-10 weeks after potting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Assignee: Gessellschaftsvertrag uber die Ergindergemeinschaft "OPTIMARA"
    Inventor: Reinhold Holtkamp
  • Patent number: PP5605
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of African violet plant named Improved Alabama characterized by its vigorous and compact growth habit, strong and upright flower stems each of which carries 7-9 or more relatively large white-purple variegated frilled flowers, and by its relatively dark leaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Assignee: Gessellschaftsvertrag uber die Ergindergemeinschaft "OPTIMARA"
    Inventor: Reinhold Holtkamp
  • Patent number: PP5612
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of impatiens plant named Vista Impatiens No. 43, characterized by its large and red-purple flowers, with each flower having a white eye, dark green foliage, floriferous habit, dense compact habit, and its good self-branching and moderate rate of growth, making it ideal for hanging baskets, bedding plants and pot culture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: Pan American Plant Company
    Inventor: Claude Hope
  • Patent number: PP5613
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of impatiens plant, known by the cultivar name Vista Impatiens No. 56, characterized by its large, vivid poppy orange colored flowers with white eyes, profuse flowering, dark green foliage, tall and upright habit, and by its moderate rate of growth and good self-branching habits, making the cultivar ideal for bedding plants and pot culture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: Pan American Plant Company
    Inventor: Claude Hope
  • Patent number: PP5614
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of African violet named Jo characterized by its compact growth habit, relatively small, wavy and serrated girl-type leaves; intense red-purple flower color, profuse flowering, with 7-9 flowers being carried on upright flower stems, and by its long lasting and non-dropping flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: Gessellschaftsvertrag uber die Ergindergemeinschaft "Optimara"
    Inventor: Reinhold Holtkamp
  • Patent number: PP5615
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of African violet plant named Miami characterized by its vigorous growth habit, girl-type leaves which are heaving indented and serrated, 7-9 upright flower stems each of which carries 5-9 flowers which are intensive pink and two-tone in color, with the center of the flower being darker, and by its profuse flowering habit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: Gessellschaftsvertrag uber die Ergindergemeinschaft "Optimara"
    Inventor: Reinhold Holtkamp
  • Patent number: PP5616
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of African violet plant named Improved Washington characterized by its intense violet blue flower color and single to semi-double frilled flower shape, an abundance of strong and upright flower stems, each of which carry 9 or more flowers thereby making the cultivar highly floriferous, vigorous and compact growth habit, and by its yellow and prominent pollen, which provides a pleasing contrast to the flower color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: Gessellschaftsvertrag uber die Ergindergemeinschaft "Optimara"
    Inventor: Reinhold Holtkamp
  • Patent number: PP5618
    Abstract: A chrysanthemum plant named Siren particularly characterized as to uniqueness by the combined characteristics of flat capitulum form; daisy capitulum type; deep orange ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum ranging from 7 to 8 cm. at maturity; uniform seven to eight week photoperiodic flowering response to short days; short plant height when grown as a pinched spray pot mum; semi-spreading branching pattern; tolerance of both low winter 13.degree. C. and high summer 24.degree. C. to 38.degree. C. temperatures for bud initiation and flower development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Duffett
  • Patent number: PP5619
    Abstract: A chrysanthemum plant known by the cultivar name Tan and particularly characterized as to uniqueness by the combined characteristics of flat capitulum form; daisy capitulum type; greyed orange ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum ranging from 5 to 6.25 cm. at maturity; uniform eight week flowering response; medium plant height; semi-spreading branching pattern; and tolerance of both low winter 13.degree. C. to 21.degree. C. and high summer 18.degree. C. to 32.degree. C. temperatures for bud initiation and flower development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Duffett
  • Patent number: PP5620
    Abstract: A chrysanthemum plant named Spears particularly characterized as to uniqueness by the combined characteristics of spoon capitulum form; daisy capitulum type; white ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum ranging from 7 to 8 cm. at maturity; uniform eight week photoperiodic flowring response to short days; medium plant height when grown as a pinched spray pot mum; spreading branching pattern; tolerance of both low 13.degree. C. and high 24.degree. C. night, 38.degree. C. day temperatures for initiation of buds and development of flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Duffett
  • Patent number: PP5621
    Abstract: A chrysanthemum plant named Vim particularly characterized as to uniqueness by the combined characteristics of flat capitulum form; decorative capitulum type; deep yellow ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum ranging from 5 to 7 cm. at maturity; uniform nine week photoperiodic flowering response to short days; medium plant height when grown single stem; 12 to 15 cm. peduncles on open, normally terminal sprays; and 13.degree. minimum temperature tolerance for initiation and development of flowering buds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Duffett
  • Patent number: PP5661
    Abstract: A chrysanthemum cultivar named Goldmine having round pompon capitulum form, formal decorative capitulum type, dark yellow ray floret color, diameter across face of capitulum up to 45 mm., short plant height, spreading branching pattern, average natural season flowering date of September 15, and average flowering response period of seven (7) weeks in photoperiodic controlled short day programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: Grace H. Mack
    Inventors: Jack M. Meek, deceased, by Saundra J. Meek, executrix, William E. Duffett, Grace H. Mack