Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Selitto, Behr & Kim
  • Patent number: 6713784
    Abstract: Disclosed is an in-plane switching(IPS) mode liquid crystal display(LCD) to prevent generating parasitic electric field due to residual DC components and static electricity. The IPS mode LCD according to the present invention comprises a first substrate; counter electrodes formed on the first substrate; pixel electrodes formed on the first substrate and spaced apart from the counter electrodes; a first high dielectric layer formed between the counter and pixel electrodes on the first substrate in which the counter and pixel electrodes are formed; a second substrate opposed to the first substrate; and a second high dielectric layer disposed at an inner surface of the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Boe-Hydis Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyang Yul Kim, In Cheol Park, Seung Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 6654622
    Abstract: A device for the combined measurement of the arterial oxygen saturation and the transcutaneous CO2 partial pressure on an ear lobe comprises a sensor. The sensor has means for pulse oximetric measurement of the arterial oxygen saturation, means for measurement of the transcutaneous CO2 partial pressure and means for warming a sensor contact surface intended for contact with the ear lobe. The device makes simple and reliable measurement of the arterial oxygen saturation and the transcutaneous CO2 partial pressure possible on an ear lobe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Linde Medical Sensors AG
    Inventors: Patrick Eberhard, Jean-Pierre Palma
  • Patent number: 6645466
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to improve the moisture resistance of dry powder formulations for inhalation which contain a pharmaceutically ineffective carrier of not-inhalable particle size and a finely divided pharmaceutically active compound of inhalable particle size and to also improve the storage stability of said formulations. To this end, magnesium stearate is used in said formulations. One of the features of the inventive dry powder is that a high fine particle dosage or fine particle fraction can be maintained also under relatively extreme temperature and humidity conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Jago Research AG
    Inventors: Manfred Keller, Rudi Müller-Walz
  • Patent number: 6631813
    Abstract: An arrangement for hanging and displaying articles or for securing a receiving member for supporting and displaying articles thereon comprises a plug-in mount that is inserted into a supporting structure, and a support that is plugged into the plug-in mount. The support has at least one tongue that is plugged into a passage provided in the plug-in mount and articles may be hung directly from the support. Alternatively, the support is in the form of a shelf, of which the rear border can be plugged into the passage of the plug-in mount and upon which articles may be supported and displayed. The arrangement is suitable as a fitting for a single hanging member and for the construction of a complex display surface on a plurality of planes located one above the other and one behind the other, and allows individual design and variable utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Visplay International AG
    Inventors: Herbert Walter, Manfred Uecker
  • Patent number: 6616833
    Abstract: A water pollution remediation system includes a plurality of decontamination modules that are self supporting and interconnectable for sequentially removing a plurality of different contaminants. The modules are designed to be independently transportable to a ship for decontaminating bilge water, in particular, after a fire when a foaming fire suppressant composition has been introduced into the bilge water. The modules may be placed on the deck of the ship, connected together and powered by the ship's hydraulic, electric and bilge pumping systems to provide comprehensive decontamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Inventor: Gerard Lynch
  • Patent number: 6615431
    Abstract: An improved massage bed structure, which is foldable into a compact case to facilitate transport and storage, including a bed frame, a mattress, an inclination adjusting structure and a height adjusting structure. The inclination and height adjusting structures permit easy adjustment of the angles of inclination of a back pad and the massage bed, and the height of a waist and hip pad to comply with ergonomics. A pillow is provided to provide good support for the user's head and is capable of height and angle adjustment. A rest plate is mounted at the lower end of the pillow to provide support for the user's elbows to help the user to relax the shoulder muscles to thereby enhance massaging effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: LifeGear, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Lin
  • Patent number: 6605256
    Abstract: A device for carrying out a multiplicity of chemical, biochemical or physical processes in parallel has a plurality of switching blocks (1), to which a multiplicity of reaction vessels (5) are removably fastened. Liquids, gases and/or solids can be supplied to and/or extracted from the reaction vessels (5) through the switching blocks (1). Each switching block (1) comprises a gas duct plate (11) and a functional plate (12) which is arranged so that it can be displaced on it. The gas duct plate (11) has a multiplicity of through-holes, a gas duct and a multiplicity of gas duct holes extending from the gas duct to the functional plate (12) and the functional plate (12) has a multiplicity of through-holes and depressions open to the gas duct plate (11). Depending on the position of the plates, through-holes, depressions or sealing surfaces of the functional plate (12) are located opposite to through-holes and gas duct holes of the gas duct plate (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Chemspeed, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rolf Güller, Séraphin Munch, Thomas Gees, Hansjörg Tschirky
  • Patent number: 6585297
    Abstract: A liquid-tight connector is attached at one end to an aperture in a junction box, a panel box, a motor or the like. The opposite end of the connector is adapted to receive a free end of a length of flexible conduit. A cuff is positioned on the connector to conceal the free end of the conduit from view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Heyco, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Mullen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6585958
    Abstract: A pressure-liquefied propellant mixture for aerosols, comprising dinitrogen monoxide and a hydrofluoroalkane having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, in particular 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane and/or 1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane, makes possible an improvement in the wetting properties of pharmaceutically active compounds, whereby the formulation problems existing with hydrofluoroalkanes can be overcome with respect to suspension and solution aerosols and thus improved medicinal aerosol formulations can be obtained. With the aid of dinitrogen monoxide, it is also possible to influence the pressure and thus the particle size distribution specifically and, by displacement of oxygen from the hydrofluoroalkanes, to improve the storage stability of oxidation-sensitive active compounds. If desired, the propellant mixture can additionally contain carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Jago Research AG
    Inventors: Manfred Keller, Kurt Herzog, Rudi Müller-Walz, Holger Kraus
  • Patent number: 6582653
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for the sterilization-in-place of a bag assembly includes rigid bag and tube support members arranged in a clamshell configuration to surround and support the bag assembly so that pressurized steam can be supplied to the interior of the bag assembly without the danger of rupture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Warburton-Pitt
  • Patent number: 6578478
    Abstract: The electrostatic printing aid for gravure and flexographic printing machines can be operated with a voltage electrode whose dimensions have been reduced significantly, the print quality being kept at a high level. The voltage electrode, connected to a high voltage source, can be constructed with a bar-like or arc-like shape and to be non-contacting, or as a slip ring or as an electrically conductive brush. The voltage electrode is preferably arranged at one end of the three-layer impression roller of a gravure printing unit or the three-layer printing plate cylinder of a flexographic printing unit. The particular advantages of the arrangement reside in the significantly improved ease of servicing and the saving in costs, as early as at the time of purchase, in particular in the event of retrofitting printing machines already in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Spengler Electronic AG
    Inventor: Alfred Doppler
  • Patent number: 6576773
    Abstract: A method for producing crystals of pyromellitic dianhydride is disclosed which is characterized by setting the water content of an atmosphere used in handling the crystals of pyromellitic dianhydride at a temperature of not higher than 120° C. at a level of not more than 4 vol. %. Particularly by supplying an inert gas having a water content of not more than 4 vol. % to the step of production, it is made possible to prevent the conversion of pyromellitic dianhydride by hydration very efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Nakahara, Tsukasa Takahashi, Shigetaka Takamiya
  • Patent number: 6568554
    Abstract: A pressure vessel in accordance with the present invention comprises a cover, movable between an open position and a closed position, and a clamp for releasably clamping the cover in its closed position. The clamp includes a handle for manually operating the clamp. The handle is movable between a first position, in which the clamp releasably holds the cover in its closed position, and a second position, in which the cover is free to be moved to its open position. The pressure vessel further comprises locking means, including a latch pin for releasably locking the handle in its first position upon actuation of the latch pin, and actuating means, including a flexible diaphragm which is responsive to an increase in pressure within the pressure vessel, for actuating the latch pin when the pressure within the vessel has reached a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: H-Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter A. Booth, Leonard Falcone
  • Patent number: 6561474
    Abstract: A display device for presentation of goods includes a support panel and a horizontal rod with a longitudinal groove fixed to the panel. Supporting arms with a rod part extending from a plate with bent tongue are attached to the horizontal rod by hooking the tongue into the longitudinal groove from underneath. In an alternative embodiment, the plate may have a hook that hooks into a slot provided on an upper surface of the rod. The supporting arms may support goods or shelves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Visplay International AG
    Inventors: Herbert Walter, Manfred Uecker
  • Patent number: 6557939
    Abstract: The adjustment mechanism contains a pneumatic spring that is placed vertically in the underframe, for adjusting height, and a pneumatic spring that is linked to the seat support at one end and the back-rest at the other, for synchronized adjustment of the angle. The pivotable back-rest and the fixed seat support are coupled with each other on the main rotational axis in two hinge connections. The main rotational axis runs above and crosswise over the seat plate. The seat plate has guide cranks on its underside, the supporting arms of the seat support engaging is said guide cranks in such a way that they can slide crosswise to the main rotational axis. The front bearing pegs of the supporting arms engage in the guide cranks. The seat plate is coupled together with the inclination spring on the moving rotational axis on the back-rest. The invention also relates to a back cover with a variably positionable lumbar reinforcement insert and height-adjustable armrests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Vitra Patente AG
    Inventor: Egon Bräuning
  • Patent number: 6558632
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing temperature control and agitation to a plurality of reaction vessels comprises a plurality of elastic receptacles on a block, each receptacle supporting a reaction vessel below its neck, and, a plurality of elastic couplings, each coupling retaining a reaction vessel at its neck section. A flow channel is provided within the block to transfer a liquid temperature control medium to the reaction vessels. The flow channel is routed to each receptacle individually, thereby supplying the medium directly to the corresponding reaction vessel. A shaking arrangement is provided to agitate the reaction vessels by moving the receptacles horizontally relative to the couplings. The greatest deflection of each reaction vessel occurs at its base, while the neck sections are subjected to slight movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Chemspeed Ltd.
    Inventors: Rolf Güller, Séraphin Munch, Philippe Jablonski, Hansjörg Tschirky
  • Patent number: 6554867
    Abstract: The intraosseous implant intended to be fitted in a bone is provided on the surface with a specific roughness, the implant surface having depressions (1) with a depth (c) of about 20 &mgr;m to about 60 &mgr;m. At the bottom of the depressions (1) there are base faces (2), and between the depressions (1) there are plateau faces (3). Base faces (2) and plateau faces (3) have a horizontal extent (a, b) of about 10 &mgr;m to about 20 &mgr;m. These depressions (1) are ideally as smooth as possible, i.e. they have no surface roughness below the cellular dimension. Obliquely ascending side faces (4) extend from the base faces (2) to the plateau faces (3), and the angle of inclination (&agr;) between the horizontal and the side faces (4) is about 30° maximum. Below the upper neck portion, the implant has a self-tapping thread, and the neck portion of the implant is provided with a porcelain-like coating. The surface energy and surface tension of the implant are kept as low as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Lipat Consulting AG
    Inventor: Ulrich Joos
  • Patent number: D474040
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Vitra Patente AG
    Inventor: Alberto Meda
  • Patent number: D479535
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Leon's Mfg. Company Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Lange
  • Patent number: D479655
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Vitra Patente AG
    Inventors: Mario Bellini, Claudio F Bellini