Patents Represented by Law Firm Sereboff & Buyan
  • Patent number: 5911252
    Abstract: A system and method for automated filling of one or more medical syringes with desired volume(s) and concentration(s) of an injectate solution, such as a contrast solution usable for medical imaging procedures (e.g., x-ray, MRI, ultrasound). The system may incorporate an automated syringe magazine which interfaces with the programmable system controller to deliver the desired number of syringes after the syringes have been filled. Also, the system may utilize a low-pressure pumping arrangement wherein a pumping device engages each receiving syringe and withdraws the plunger of the receiving syringe to pull the desired injectate solution into the receiving syringe by negative pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Inventor: Douglas Cassel
  • Patent number: 5912669
    Abstract: A terminal emulation program for an IBM host is described. The program can record scripts (mini-programs) of IBM host sessions. For each action or event, as desired, the program records an appropriate script. Scripts may be created for connecting to and disconnecting from the IBM host, for sending key strokes, for sending playback-time inputs, for awaiting a certain screen, and for importing displayed IBM host data. The scripts are stored in a file on a PC and may be replayed either from the terminal emulator, from Windows, or via OLE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: NetManage, Inc.
    Inventor: Hanna Hsia
  • Patent number: 5871492
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing and removing and ophthalmic lens of a mammalian eye. The system includes a rotary lens-reducing probe device of either straight or curved configuration, said probe device comprising a tubular outer sheath through which a rotatable drive shaft extends. A rotating lens-reducing head member is positioned on the distal end of the drive shaft. The head member is configured and constructed to draw a flow of fluid and lens matter into contact therewith, thereby facilitating complete reduction of the entire lens without requiring significant axial (i.e., longitudinal) movement of the probe within the lens capsule. The distal portion of the tubular sheath is preferably configured to shield a portion of the lens-reducing head, during operation, to avoid inadvertent damage to lens capsule. Also, the distal portion of the sheath may be aimed or positioned to direct the flow of fluid and lens matter created by the rotating head in a preferred flow path within the lens capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: Optex Ophthalmologics, Inc.
    Inventor: John T. Sorensen
  • Patent number: 5866076
    Abstract: A germicidal lamp is disclosed. The lamp's tube has a single stem and may be installed in the lamp's fixture without touching the tube's envelope. The fixture includes a mounting mechanism and a damping mechanism which ease installation and render the tube less susceptible to adverse forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: Steril-Aire U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Forrest B. Fencl, Robert M. Culbert
  • Patent number: 5866120
    Abstract: A thimerosal-free hyaluronidase preparation wherein the preferred hyaluronidase enzyme is devoid of molecular weight fractions below 40,000 MW, between 60-70,000 MW and above 100,000 MW. Also disclosed is a method for accelerating the clearance of hemorrhagic blood from the vitreous humor of the eye, comprising the step of contacting at least one hemorrhage-clearing enzyme (e.g., a .beta.-glucuronidase, matrix metalloproteinase, chondroitinase, chondroitin sulfatase or protein kinase) with the vitreous humor in an amount which is effective to cause accelerated clearance of blood therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: Advanced Corneal Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Hampar L. Karageozian, Vicken H. Karageozian, Maria Christina Kenney, Jose Luis Gutierrez Flores, Gabriel Arturo Carpio Aragon, Anthony B. Nesburn
  • Patent number: 5862341
    Abstract: A method of identifying computer screens is disclosed. The method is particularly useful in identifying IBM host screens in script creation and playback. According to the method, a signature is composed for a given screen. The signature comprises characteristics of a given screen which differentiate that screen from substantially different screen displays. For an IBM host screen, signature composition is based upon the screens protected fields. The protected fields are further processed by removing transient information such as the date and time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Net Manage, Inc.
    Inventor: Hanna Hsia
  • Patent number: 5862404
    Abstract: In a networked system having workstations, file servers and intelligent peripheral devices, the intelligent peripheral devices are capable of determining information concerning their device status and communicating the device status information via a communications line. The file server obtains the device status information from the peripheral device and stores this information as a file readable by the workstations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Tyson N. Onaga
  • Patent number: 5857087
    Abstract: A pipelined bus which can support more than one channel between data sources and data destinations at a time. The bus includes an arbitration bus, a command bus and a data bus. In accordance with the bus protocol, different channels may access the various bus components in the same clock cycle. For example, the data source of one channel may issue a command on the command bus to its selected data destination to get ready to receive data while at the same time, a data source of a second channel actually transmits data on the data bus to its selected data destination. During the same clock cycle, a third data source can be selected by the arbitration bus to initiate or resume a channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Assignee: Timeplex, Inc.
    Inventors: Majid Bemanian, John Bailey
  • Patent number: 5830222
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for utilizing the vascular system as a conduit to reach other vascular and extravascular locations within the body. Included are methods for revascularization wherein the extravascular passageways are formed to permit blood flow between vascular locations. Also included are methods for performing transvascular interstitial surgery (TVIS) wherein extravascular passageways are formed from a blood vessel to another vascular or non-vascular intracorporeal location. Also disclosed are devices usable for forming extravascular passageways in accordance with the invention, or for modifying, valving, maintaining or closing such passageways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Transvascular, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Makower
  • Patent number: 5823363
    Abstract: An article of manufacture which is constructed to receive and hold a plurality of syringes of differing size. The article comprises a substantially rigid frame having a plurality of syringe-receiving cavities formed therein. Each of the syringe-receiving cavities is sized and configured to receive and hold a syringe in a generally vertical orientation. At least some of the syringe-receiving cavities comprise variable diameter syringe-receiving cavities which are adapted to receive different sizes of syringes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Inventor: Douglas Cassel
  • Patent number: 5825855
    Abstract: A method of recognizing correspondence between a pre-recorded sample announcement and the identical pre-recorded reference announcement is shown. The reference pre-recorded sample announcement is characterized in terms of: (1) Start of speech (SP) where the transition from silence to voicing occurs, (2) average frame power (AFP) for each power frame length of a voicing segment of speech (3) silence gap length (SGL), the duration of non-voicing between two consecutive voicing segments and (4) end of speech (EOS). The sample pre-recorded announcement is also characterized in terms of SP, AFP, SGL, and EOS. The SP, AFPs, SGLs, and EOS of the reference pre-recorded announcement is compared with that of the sample pre-recorded announcement to determine if a match exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Shaun Astarabadi
  • Patent number: 5822405
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, a traveler can use a portable computer to automatically retrieve voice mail from a PBX-based voice mail system or a telephone answering machine. The computer has a modem, an audio output system (e.g., SoundBlaster card and speakers) and a special program. During a training phase of the method, the program creates a script of normal interaction with the voice mail system. The script is used during a message retrieval phase to retrieve voice mail messages. Multiple scripts may be recorded. During the retrieval phase of the method, the program uses word spotting to compare prompts received from the voice mail system to prompts in the script to ensure that the process is working properly. The program can create script commands for: dialing the voice mail system; entering a mail box number and password; making appropriate selections to listen to new messages; recording the messages from the voice mail system into the portable computer; and disconnecting from the voice mail system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Shaun Astarabadi
  • Patent number: 5817276
    Abstract: A method and apparatus wherein a germicidal lamp's tube is positioned in a particular manner relative to the HVAC system such that the system coil and drain pan components are subjected to UVC radiation and an increased flux density of photons emitted therefrom, and the photons are continuously reflected and directed within and through the coil until absorbed. In this manner the flux density of the photons is increased, as well as the dosage of the photons actually applied to a surface or airborne microorganism, minimizing the occurrence of HVAC-sourced bioaerosols and effectively and efficiently killing the mold and bacteria that grow on the coil and in the drain pan of a HVAC system without producing a secondary contaminant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: Steril-Aire U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Forrest B. Fencl, Robert Scheir, Robert M. Culbert
  • Patent number: 5810838
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a radially expandable intraluminal stent or stented graft onto a delivery catheter. The apparatus comprises a hollow housing defining an interior chamber and a fluid port which communicates with the interior chamber. Disposed within the interior chamber of the housing is a collapsible, resilient tubular sleeve which is sized to receive a portion of the delivery catheter having the stent or stented graft positioned thereupon. The sleeve includes an open end which communicates with the exterior of the housing. The pressurization of the interior chamber of the housing via the fluid port facilitates the uniform radial compression of the sleeve, with the depressurization of the housing via the fluid port causing the sleeve to resiliently return to an uncompressed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Inventor: Ronald J. Solar
  • Patent number: 5809258
    Abstract: A pipelined bus which can support more than one channel between data sources and data destinations at a time. The bus includes an arbitration bus, a command bus and a data bus. In accordance with the bus protocol, different channels may access the various bus components in the same clock cycle. For example, the data source of one channel may issue a command on the command bus to its selected data destination to get ready to receive data while at the same time, a data source of a second channel actually transmits data on the data bus to its selected data destination. During the same clock cycle, a third data source can be selected by the arbitration bus to initiate or resume a channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Ascom Timeplex Trading AG
    Inventors: Majid Bemanian, John Bailey
  • Patent number: 5801943
    Abstract: A wide area surveillance system for application to large road networks is described. The system employs smart sensors to identify plural individual vehicles in the network. These vehicles are tracked on an individual basis, and the system derives the behavior of the vehicle. Furthermore, the system derives traffic behavior on a local basis, across roadway links, and in sections of the network. Processing in the system is divided into multiple processing layers, with geographical separation of tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Condition Monitoring Systems
    Inventor: Robert E. Nasburg
  • Patent number: 5757735
    Abstract: In a magneto-optical recording method and, more particularly, a bit position recording method, laser beam intensity is pulse-modulated between high and low levels according to data to be recorded. The modulated laser beam is radiated on a recording medium under the presence of a bias field. High-level emission time of the laser beam is shortened at the inner portion of the medium, and is prolonged at the outer portion. Low-level intensity of the laser beam is decreased at the inner portion of the medium, and is increased at the outer portion, thereby increasing C/N ratio upon reproduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Pinnacle Micro, Inc.
    Inventors: William B. Fitzpatrick, John Deutschbein
  • Patent number: 5690641
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing and removing and ophthalmic lens of a mammalian eye. The system includes a rotary lens-reducing probe device of either straight or curved configuration, said probe device comprising a tubular outer sheath through which a rotatable drive shaft extends. A rotating lens-reducing head member is positioned on the distal end of the drive shaft. The head member is configured and constructed to draw a flow of fluid and lens matter into contact therewith, thereby facilitating complete reduction of the entire lens without requiring significant axial (i.e., longitudinal) movement of the probe within the lens capsule. The distal portion of the tubular sheath is preferably configured to shield a portion of the lens-reducing head, during operation, to avoid inadvertent damage to lens capsule. Also, the distal portion of the sheath may be aimed or positioned to direct the flow of fluid and lens matter created by the rotating head in a preferred flow path within the lens capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Optex Ophthalmologics, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Sorensen, Michael Mittelstein, Soheila Mirhashemi