Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Siegmar Silber
  • Patent number: 8344818
    Abstract: A single sideband mixer is constructed with digital logic elements such as T-type flip-flops and inverters and with FETs, and the resulting mixer circuit simultaneously improves control over the frequency resolution, noise floor and operating frequency range. The use of this group of elements also allows the mixer circuit to be easily realized in an integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Scientific Components Corporation
    Inventor: Doron Gamliel
  • Patent number: 8302364
    Abstract: A weatherproofing backer for installing windows and doors is described as having a foam layer and an adhesive layer. The adhesive is pressure-activated and is self-sealing about attaching hardware. The foam is self-setting and, in use, molds to the flange of the window unit. When installed, the foam layer is compressed between the inner window frame and rough opening and between the window flange and the wall surface adjacent the rough opening. The weatherproofing backer is designed to extend beyond the flange of the window unit and thereby receive the weatherproofing membrane thereover. The weatherproofing backer, then acts as a sealed bridge between the membrane and the window unit precluding entry of air and water. Both the foam and the adhesive have fire retardants in the formulation thereof. A tape form with a self-skinned foam layer and a sheet form, with polymeric covering web are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: MiTek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8287263
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a machine for producing expanded-grain cakes. The machine includes a frame, a mold unit, a grain supply unit, a grain transfer unit, a mold pressure arm, a drive unit, an open cam, a control unit and a cover unit. A precise charge of cereal grain is metered at the grain supply unit and in synchronism with the mold open cycle, distributed evenly over the mold cavity. Then with the mold unit clamped closed, the charge is heated and, at the end of the baking cycle, a preform is produced with gases at high pressure entrained therewithin. Upon release from the mold, the preform expands to a grain cake of the desired size. The machine controls the thermal energy input, the cycle frequency, the size of the grain charge, and the ejection trajectory. Several interrupts are used to ensure conformance to the control parameters and to enhance operator safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Coco International, Inc.
    Inventor: Yoon Sang Cho
  • Patent number: 8264283
    Abstract: A single side band mixer is composed of standard digital logic elements and field effect transistors, forming a pair of quadrature generators coupled with a mixer-splitter circuit. This design results in a single side band mixer with a bandwidth from DC to at least 100 MHz when realized with CMOS digital logic circuitry. This design allows the single side band mixer to bring particular improvement to circuits including frequency synthesizers, quadrature demodulators and up-converters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Scientific Components Corporation
    Inventor: Doron Gamliel
  • Patent number: 8122663
    Abstract: Anchor and reinforcement devices for a cavity wall are disclosed. The devices are combined with interlocking veneer anchors, and with veneer reinforcements to form unique anchoring systems. All the components of the system are wire formatives, including therewithin truss or ladder reinforcements and the eye extensions. The wall anchor portion of the device is fusibly attached to the exterior of the truss or ladder reinforcement by various metalworking techniques. Beyond the portions of the wire formatives inserted in the backup wall, the wire formatives are optionally reduced in height by cold-working thereof. The combined wall anchor and reinforcement devices are compressively reduced in height for spanning insulation mounted on the exterior of the backup wall. The low-profile portions are disposed between thick strips of insulation and maintain the insulative integrity thereof by preventing air leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr., Ronald P. Hohmann
  • Patent number: 8096090
    Abstract: A seismic construction system for a cavity wall is disclosed. The system is shown in three exemplary applications—a masonry backup wall with ladder—or truss-type reinforcement cooperating with a snap-in wire tie; a masonry backup wall with ladder—or truss-type reinforcement with a high-span wall anchor cooperating with a low-profile, snap-in wire tie; and a drywall backup wall with internal insulation, a sheetmetal wall anchor, and snap-in wire ties. The snap-in wire ties accommodate a continuous reinforcing wire for the outer wythe, which reinforcing wire snaps into the wire housings therefor with a predetermined force. With the interconnected wall and veneer anchors and the respective reinforcing elements a seismic construct is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr., Ronald P. Hohmann
  • Patent number: 8046956
    Abstract: A masonry flashing for use in a cavity wall is disclosed. The flashing has channels for draining water from the cavity while permitting entry of air into the cavity. The top surface of the flashing is covered by a protective member. The protective member is a scrim or, in the extruded form, an overarching portion of the flashing material. The protective member prevents the clogging of channels from mortar droppings and other construction debris. The flashing is shown with a drip edge is formed by extending the flashing beyond the external surface of the outer wythe and, with the edge being foil lined, manually forming the drip edge. A peel-and-stick embodiment described herein utilizes clear, nondrooling adhesives. Flashing accessories, namely, an end dam, an inside corner and an outside corner are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8040194
    Abstract: A frequency synthesizer is built using a phase locked loop incorporating a single side band mixer in the input. The single side band mixer is preferably realized with digital logic and FETs, and the resulting frequency synthesizer simultaneously improves control over the frequency resolution, noise floor and operating frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Scientific Components Corporation
    Inventor: Doron Gamliel
  • Patent number: 8037653
    Abstract: An anchoring system for cavity walls is disclosed. The system includes a stud-type wall anchor and a wire formative veneer tie. The stud has a driver head, a dual-diameter barrel, and a driven tip. A flange at the juncture of the two barrels houses an interior seal; and a flange under the driver head, an exterior seal. The smaller diameter barrel is coextensive with the drywall installation; and the length of the larger diameter barrel, with the rigid insulation. The interior seal seals the insertion point into the drywall installation; and the exterior seal, the opening of the anchor-receiving channel. The interior seal and the larger barrel of the anchor fill the anchor-receiving channel and stabilize the wall anchor. Also, the wall anchor is clamped in place by the seals. The stud-type anchor operates with a variety of veneer ties for different applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8015757
    Abstract: Sill seal and termite shield (SSTS) devices are disclosed. SSTS devices for residential housing are shown for poured concrete, masonry block, and frost protected shallow foundations. The polymeric foam pad of the SSTS device seals the rough foundation wall surface. For the termite shield function, the SSTS devices use a metallic web—either foil or an impenetrable screen—or a nonmetallic web—either plastic sheet or impenetrable scrim. The termite shield or barrier layer is shown as adjacent to a weatherproofing membrane or as an interior layer of an polymeric laminate weatherproofing membrane. Hot melt adhesives attach the foam pad to the weatherproofing membrane and, where applicable, the barrier layer to the weatherproofing membrane. Pressure-activated, hot melt adhesives attach the SSTS device to the sill plate. A release sheet is applied forming a peel-and-stick device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7909610
    Abstract: A computer aided system of orthopedic surgery is disclosed and omnidirectional osteogenesis is provided as an example thereof. To perform this surgery a craniofacial anatomic surgical simulator (CASS) is described, in which simulator a stereolithographic medical model is mounted. The medical model hereof is modified for this purpose so that pre-operative intra-oral devices, including custom-fitted fixation plates, can be crafted. An occlusal splint formed on the stereolithographic model acts as an armature for a docking bar which is, during the surgical operation, rigidly affixed to the fixation plate(s). The CASS, in one embodiment hereof, includes an indexing means for alignment of the stereolithographic model. The CASS also simulates the temporomandibular joint and fixedly mounts segments of the model in a post-operative condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Amato Craniofacial Engineering, LLC
    Inventor: Cyrus J. Amato
  • Patent number: 7882673
    Abstract: A masonry flashing is disclosed having a polymeric membrane and a pressure-activated adhesive in a peel-and-stick product. The flashing is used in cavity walls, typically a wall with an inner wythe of masonry block and an outer wythe of brick. The adhesive layer is a hot melt with various additives, which additives provide reinforcement to the flashing structure. The reinforcement can be fiber glass or filamentous fragments of polypropylene that are admixed into the adhesive. The flashing has a release sheet and, after removal thereof, the adhesive is pressed against the rough surface of the masonry block creating a durable bond with the inner wythe. Incorporated into the masonry flashing are various high-strength, polymeric webs including a spun-bonded polyolefin, an ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, and a polyvinylchloride with an ethylene interpolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7879798
    Abstract: A topical ointment is described for use in the treatment of indolent wounds composed of fat-soluble vitamins, namely, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, and a subantimicrobial amount of polypeptide antibiotic, which, in turn, acts as a proteinase inhibitor. The active ingredients are combined with a pharmaceutically acceptable topical carrier of lanolin, white petrolatum, mineral oil, and admixtures thereof. In treating these difficult to heal wounds, the selection of the level of the antibiotic at near trace amounts was surprisingly found to be above the proteinase inhibiting threshold and below the wound irritation level. The formulation hereof produced unexpected healing results not found in vitamin-enriched ointments or in antibiotic ointments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Regenicel, Inc.
    Inventor: Leslie S. Aufseeser
  • Patent number: 7874121
    Abstract: A weatherproofing system for installing windows and doors is described and has a front seal and a real seal. The seals include clear, pressure-activated adhesives and seal against attaching hardware. The rear seal has a is self-setting foam web and molds to the flange of the window unit. When installed, the foam is compressed between the inner window frame and rough opening and between the window flange and the wall surface adjacent the rough opening. The system extends beyond the flange of the window unit and receives the weatherproofing membrane thereover. The weatherproofing system acts as a sealed bridge between the membrane and the window unit precluding entry of air and water. Both the foam and the adhesive have fire retardants in the formulation thereof. The rear seal is provided in a tape form with a self-skinned foam layer and a sheet form with polymeric covering web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: D643365
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Rilin Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Shaper
  • Patent number: D643808
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Rilin Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Shaper
  • Patent number: D645625
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: United Storage Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond J. Pelosi
  • Patent number: D646905
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: United Storage Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond J. Pelosi
  • Patent number: D665179
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: United Storage Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond J. Pelosi
  • Patent number: D671286
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: United Storage Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond J. Pelosi