Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Steinberg & Raskin
  • Patent number: 6840406
    Abstract: An injector dispenser comprises a chamber (1) with two main sections (1a, 1b) of different diameter inside wich moves a primary piston (3) with zones (3a, 3b) of different diameter, with the piston body (3) being traversed by a slide (17), provided moreover with a secondary cylinder (12) and magnetic device of positioning and locking of driven flow that act as a stop on the slide (17), that includes inside it a pair of discs (18, 19) situated at the ends. A pump is achieved with a less complex structure and greater precision in the dispensing of the liquids to be supplied and using less energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Innovacio Technologica Catalana
    Inventor: Xavier Corbella Cordomi
  • Patent number: 6840257
    Abstract: A proportional valve is disclosed for controlling the outlet pressure of a fluid flowing therethrough. The valve comprises a valve body having an inlet port and an outlet port for the fluid. The valve also has an inner chamber, within which there is formed a valve seat that may be opened and closed variably by a shutter axially movable from and towards the valve seat. Movement of the shutter is controlled by a shape memory alloy (SMA) actuating member operating antagonistically to an elastic member, the temperature of the fluid being lower than the transition temperature of the shape memory alloy. The actuating member and the elastic member are connected to the body valve at opposite sides relative to the valve seat. A power control circuit is also provided for circulating an electric current through the actuating member so as to heat the same by Joule effect from a temperature lower than the transition temperature to one that is higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Inventors: Paolo Dario, Maria Chiara Carrozza, Alberto Arena
  • Patent number: 6842474
    Abstract: An apparatus for the generation of variable duration laser pulses comprising an optical cavity delimited by two mirrors, one of which is a total reflection mirror and the other a partial reflection mirror, and containing an active medium with an appropriate excitation system. An optical shutter capable of inducing a Q-switching mode is provided between the total reflection mirror and the active medium. The active medium is optically connected with said total reflection mirror by optical fibre sections having different lengths and may be interchanged in the optical path so as to vary the duration of the pulses emitted by the laser when it operates in the Q-switching mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
    Inventors: Roberto Pini, Renzo Salimbeni, Salvatore Siano
  • Patent number: 6837901
    Abstract: Methods for delivery and deploying a stent formed of a shape memory alloy to a desired position in a tubular area of the body, and/or for repositioning and/or retrieving a stent formed of a two-way shape memory alloy. An arrangement is provided by which the temperature of the stent is locally adjusted during delivery, repositioning and/or retrieval in a safe and controlled manner by engagement with an expandable and collapsible thermal transfer member situated on a catheter assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: InTek Technology L.L.C.
    Inventors: Dmitry Rabkin, Eyal Morag, Ophir Perelson
  • Patent number: 6835035
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for securing horizontally loaded cargo units on a vessel, in which method the cargo units (13) are handled and secured for transporting the cargo units (13) on the vessel. The cargo unit (13) is secured to the vessel and/or to an adjacent cargo unit (13) by means of securing elements extending in the longitudinal direction of the cargo unit such that securing parts (11, 12) of the securing element (10) fixed to a bulkhead (15) of the vessel and to the cargo unit or to adjacent cargo units form an interlocking coupling, whereby the cargo unit (13) that is secured remains in place in the securing position. The invention also relates to a device for securing horizontally loaded cargo units on a vessel, which device is used for securing the cargo units (13) for transport on the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Finnlines Oyj
    Inventors: Mikko Hänninen, Martti Salokannel, Markku Seppälä
  • Patent number: 6824350
    Abstract: A hydrodynamic sealing system for centrifugal systems comprising a double, asymmetric impeller attached to a rotary shaft, a fixed housing that surrounds the double impeller, a fluid inlet (5) in an axial direction and a fluid outlet in a radial direction with respect to the double impeller, with the double impeller defining a front side which receives the entry of fluid and a rear side close to the sealing zone of the shaft with the fixed housing. The double impeller is provided with means for taking the fluid from its front side to its rear side, so that when the double impeller rotates there arises a control of the pressure in the sealing zone, thus permitting balancing of the stresses on the double impeller and optimization of the sealing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Careseal, S.L.
    Inventor: Antonio Pares Criville
  • Patent number: 6821237
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a thermoroll for a paper/board machine or a finishing machine, the said thermoroll comprising a shell (2; 4, 5) of metallic, ceramic or composite material, the shell incorporating ducts (3; 9) for passing a heating medium from one axial end of the shell to its opposite end. The shell is made by means of casting or powder metallurgical methods, and the ducts (3; 9) are formed in the matrix material of the shell which is of metal and/or ceramic, directly in connection with manufacture. A further object of the invention is a method for manufacturing a thermoroll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Juha Isometsä, Erkki Leinonen, Mika Viljanmaa
  • Patent number: 6820834
    Abstract: A reel-up/winder, comprising one or several members (11, 12) that support the reel/roll (10) to be formed onto a reel/roll spool (16), of which members at least one support member is a belt support member (12), which consists of a belt loop (15) which is supported by means of at least two rolls (13, 14), whose axes are substantially parallel to the axis of the reel/roll spool (16). Into the outer face of the mantle of at least one roll (13, 14) in said belt support member (12), a substantially spiral-shaped groove (204) has been formed, which extends across the axial width (1) of the roll mantle (202).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Heikki Niskanen
  • Patent number: 6817674
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to suppress rebound of a human body by making a reaction force small due to a large damping ratio. A bulging portion 11 is formed at a seat cushioning member 14 which is a tension structure. This structure has a structure of changing the damping characteristics functioned by the change in strain energy and tension by deformation created by a plane wave of the tension structure in accordance with the magnitude of the excitation force of an inputted vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Delta Tooling Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Etsunori Fujita, Kazuyoshi Chizuka, Seiji Kawasaki, Yumi Ogura, Naoki Ochiai, Yasuhide Takata, Shigeyuki Kojima, Miho Kikusui
  • Patent number: 6814528
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for supporting a first machine part when a second machine part is subjected to force, the second machine part being mounted on the first machine part or being accommodated therein, in particular device for supporting a shaft (1) having a tension rod (2), which can be displaced in the axial direction, when the tension rod (2) is subjected to force, for example for changing parts of tools mounted on the shaft in automatic processing machines, a first adjustable component being provided for introducing a counterforce into the first machine part for the purpose of supporting the first machine part in a stable position, and a second adjustable component being provided for subjecting the second machine part to force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Paul Muller GmbH. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Fritz Feldmeier
  • Patent number: 6813888
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an integration construction between a steam boiler provided with a combustion chamber and a steam turbine. The steam is conducted from the steam boiler (10) along a connector to the steam turbine (11) for rotating an electric generator (G) producing electricity. The supply water circulated via the steam boiler (10) is vaporized in vaporizer (190) located in the steam boiler (10) and superheated in a superheater (120). The supply water is conducted into the boiler through an economizer (20) acting as a heat exchanger, in which heat is transferred from the flue gases of the boiler into the supply water. The economizer (20) is provided with at least two sections, comprising at least one first economizer section (20a1) and at least one second economizer section (20a2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Fortum Oyj
    Inventor: Markku Raiko
  • Patent number: 6785987
    Abstract: A shoe having an upper, a sole and an adjustable heel assembly including a first heel member connected to the sole at a rear portion thereof and a second heel member arranged at least partially within the first heel member. The second heel member is movable relative to the first member between a first position in which the first and second heel members provide the heel with a first height and a second position in which the first and second heel members provide the heel with a second height greater than the first height. An improved locking mechanism is provided for releasably locking the heel members to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventors: Gladys Lopez Bucalo, Brian D. Bucalo
  • Patent number: 6783865
    Abstract: Surface modified solid polyethylene and high density polyethylene products, together with compositions and methods for producing these products, are provided. Polymer coatings comprising vinyl, urethane, and/or epoxy are covalently grafted to polyethylene substrates. The grafted coatings optionally colorants, flame retardants, and the like, that impart desired improved properties to polyethylene substrates. Grafted substrates include, for example, boards, sheets, tubing, pipes and the like. The treated products are more fire resistant than untreated polyethylene and unlike untreated polyethylene, are also capable of retaining post-manufacturing paint, markings, or adhesives, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Logstor Ror A/S
    Inventors: Mohan L. Sanduja, Carl Horowitz, Robert Mishiyev, Paul Thottathil
  • Patent number: 6780285
    Abstract: The invention concerns a loading device for the dewatering a web-forming wire, which supports and/or loads the wire of a paper machine and scrapes water from the wire surface. The loading device is loaded by a pressure medium and includes a movable loading member and a fixed base member. The loading member includes a longitudinal groove which extends the length of the loading member and the base member includes a slide rail adapted to be received in the longitudinal groove for supporting the loading member. In order to eliminate jamming phenomenon of the loading member, the loading member is supported evenly in its position in a cross machine direction and it is adapted to move towards the wire and away from the wire with aid of rollers arranged between the slide rail and the internal walls of the loading member which define the longitudinal groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Antti Leinonen, Seppo Kiviranta, Aimo Närväinen, Jukka Pihlajasaari, Hannu Villgrén, Kari Lamminmäki, Atte Marttinen
  • Patent number: 6776530
    Abstract: The invention relates to an extra-roll slide bearing system (20) for a paper/board machine or a finishing machine, surrounding a shaft (2) in a roll (1). The bearing system comprises a body section (5), which is formed with a bearing housing (7) provided with hydrostatic bearing elements (3, 3A) disposed around the shaft (2). The bearing elements are fitted with slide elements (4, 4A), having a sliding surface (16) directed towards the shaft (2). Between the slide elements (4) and the shaft (2) is a bushing (6), which is mounted on the shaft (2) for rotation therewith, said slide elements (4, 4A) being adapted to position themselves around the bushing (6) with the sliding surfaces (16) against the external surface of the bushing directed away from the shaft for supporting said shaft (2), and hence the roll (1), rotatably relative to the body section (5). The bearing housing (7) has its axial ends provided with end caps (8, 9), along with packing elements (12, 14) therefor, for sealing the bearing housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Juha Vimpari
  • Patent number: 6769477
    Abstract: The invention concerns a supply air terminal device (10), which includes a supply air chamber (11) and therein nozzles (12a1, 12a2 . . . ), through which supply air is conducted into an internal side chamber (B1) of the device. In the device solution, the supply airflow (L1) induces a circulated airflow, that is a secondary airflow (L2), from the room space (H1) to flow through a heat exchanger (13) of the device into the side chamber (B1) to join the supply airflow (L1). In the device solution, the combined airflow (L1+L2) of supply air and circulated air is made to flow sideways from the device. The central axes (X1) of the nozzles (12a1, 12a2 . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Halton Oy
    Inventors: Marko Häkkinen, Lasse Laurila, Pekka Pulkkinen, Mika Ruponen, Reijo Villikka, Kari Äikäs
  • Patent number: 6769520
    Abstract: A damper including a shaft member 2 having wings 4a, 4b which are formed on the outer periphery of a shaft 3, a cylindrical casing 1 relative-rotatably incorporating the shaft member, and oil chambers A to D which are provided between the outer periphery of the shaft member and the inner periphery of the casing. Protrusions are provided on the inner periphery of the casing so as to be slidable on the outer periphery of the shaft. Communicating paths 5a, 5b pass through the shaft to enable communication between a pair of adjacent oil chambers. At least one of openings of the communicating path is closed by the protrusion 8a, 8b of the casing within a relative-rotating range of the shaft member 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Tok Bearing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinpei Namiki, Kenji Takahashi
  • Patent number: D495316
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: South Wing, S.L.
    Inventor: Bartholomeus Johannes Franciscus Huisken
  • Patent number: D499230
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Inventor: Journeyman K. B. Young
  • Patent number: D499955
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Liz Victory Inc.
    Inventor: Liz Victory