Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Stephen B. Salai, Esq.
  • Patent number: 6820922
    Abstract: A weatherseal assembly is provided with a body part (14) and a weatherseal (20). The weatherseal (20) includes a sealing portion (21) and a fastening portion (22). The sealing portion (21) is provided with a pivotable sealing lip (23) and an abutment lip (24) leading said sealing lip (23) such that when the abutment lip (24) comes into contact with the body part (14) the sealing lip (23) is pivotable from a first position (I) into a second position (II) contacting the body part (14). To achieve a wanted pivoting action and a relatively high contact force of the sealing lip (23) the abutment lip (24) comprises a first leg (25) and a second leg (26) extending at an angle (&agr;) to the first leg (25) in the first position (I). The first leg (25) is connected at one end to the sealing lip (23) and at the other end to the second leg (26). The second leg (26) is deformable by the body part (14) such that the first leg (25) moves the sealing lip (23) from the first position (I) into the second position (II).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Metzeler Automotive Profile Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Staus, Rolf Brocke
  • Patent number: 6817686
    Abstract: A drawer and drawer slide combination which incorporates a spring clip for providing a quick-release mechanism between the drawer (1) and drawer slide (17) is disclosed. Thd spring clip (25) is secured to an inner slide member (19) of the drawer slide (17) and is formed of a spring material and has an inwardly extending latching projection (29) which engages with a vertically extending latching surface (13) provided in a recess (11) at the front side edge of the drawer, said recess (11) being provided by securing a drawer front (7) to the front of the drawer (1) in spaced relationship thereto. In order to provide vertical latching between the drawer and drawer slide, apertures (15) are provided in the rear face of drawer front (7) which are engaged by locating tongues (23) projecting from the front edge of the inner member (19) of the drawer slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Accuride International Limited
    Inventor: John Henry Whittlesea
  • Patent number: 6817651
    Abstract: A vehicle window seal assembly includes a division bar formed without structural metal and including one of an insert or an overlay layer of a relatively soft material. The division bar can be formed in an H configuration having an elastic hinge between a leg of the H profile and a cross piece. The division bar can also be formed to receive and engage the insert to locate sealing lips for contacting a moveable glass panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Schlegel Corporation
    Inventors: Darrel B. Carvalho, William J. Konitsney, A. John Rigby, David T. Zwolinski
  • Patent number: 6813942
    Abstract: A Pitot-Static tube including three groups of orifices for determining the total pressure, static pressure and angle of attack, an axially symmetric body and a strut for fastening to pneumatic paths arranged between them and to electric heating elements. In order to reduce the aerodynamic drag of the Pitot-Static tube and the power required for heating the anti-icing system, the orifices for measuring the static pressure are arranged on a plate upstream of the strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignees: Professor N.E. Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute, Aeropribor Voskhod, Nord-Micro Elektronik Feinmechanick AG
    Inventors: Yevgeny Semenovich Vozhdaev, Heinz-Gerhard Kohler, Mikhail Alekseevich Golovkin, Vladimir Alekseevich Golovkin, Anatoli Kuzmich Pankratov, Andrei Aleksandrovich Efenov
  • Patent number: 6787036
    Abstract: Oxygen depleted wastewater is introduced as a stream into the top of a vessel containing a set of perforated triangular vanes arranged to rotate about a vertical axis. The stream is directed downwardly in the vessel along a path that traverses the path of the rotating vanes so the vanes impact the stream. The force of the impact of the vanes against the stream and the perforations in the vanes cooperate to create a fine droplet mist in the vessel. Atmospheric air drawn into the vessel is mixed and entrained in the mist so that when the mist coalesces, micro-fine size air bubbles are formed. The triangular vanes further provide a pumping action to expel a now aerated stream of wastewater from adjacent the bottom of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: FBC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David G. Long
  • Patent number: 6783007
    Abstract: A device enabling the timely removal and subsequent recycling of residues remaining in a pouring chute through which the load of a cement from a mixing drum of a mobile delivery vehicle was discharged. A strainer on a movable arm attached to the vehicle is placed under the chute to receive an effluent which results from spraying the inside of the nozzle with water. Solid particulates are retained by the strainer and a slurry which emerges from the strainer is pumped into the mixing drum, allowing the separated materials to be recycled when the vehicle returns to its base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Inventor: Cataldo S. Arbore
  • Patent number: 6761097
    Abstract: A cutter system for cutting a larger sheet into individual photographic images includes a cutter for severing a transverse strip containing one or more printed images from a larger sheet. A transport table positioned to receive the strip from the cutter includes two sets of drivers, one set for moving the strip longitudinally and a second set for moving the strip laterally to a second cutter that in turn separates the strip into individual photographs. Sensors in both cutters acting in response to fiducial marks on the larger sheet cooperate with the drivers for positioning the larger sheet and the severed strip at the proper cutting locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignees: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P., Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: David M. Petersen
  • Patent number: 6746408
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for measuring the blood flow rate within an A-V shunt via indicator dilution techniques. Unknown flow resistance within the A-V shunt are addressed by adjusting a measured flow rate to provide a flow rate within a predetermined margin of error. The calculated flow rate can be rejected based upon flow conditions of the introduced indicator. Different indicator introduction rates can be used to enhance accuracy of the measured flow. The indicator flow path can include a flow restrictor to limit the flow rate of the indicator to below a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Transonic Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolai M. Krivitski, Cornelis J. Drost
  • Patent number: 6738687
    Abstract: A storage shelf (10) comprising a plurality of stacked supports (12) for supporting containers (13) of articles suitable for handling by an automated storage and retrieval device (15) including at least one storage and retrieval opening (20) for storage and retrieval of the containers (13) and a computer (17) in which information as to the stored articles (14) is memorized. To improve the overview of the stored articles at least one digital camera (16) is provided which senses the articles (14) held in the containers (13). The resulting digital information is memorized in the computer (17) for display by means of a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Hanel & Co.
    Inventor: Joachim Hänel
  • Patent number: 6736921
    Abstract: An apparatus for inserting and staking a pile weatherstrip to an extrusion in an inline process is disclosed. The insertion assembly includes a removable/replaceable pile channel. The staking assembly includes a linear translating staking pin moveably mounted relative to an extrusion path such that the pin travels with the extrusion from an upstream position to a downstream position during contact with the extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Schlegel Corporation
    Inventors: Eric A. J. Saward, Allan J. Moon
  • Patent number: 6734838
    Abstract: Images with enhanced resolution are created with a display device comprising a non-transmissive light valve including addressable pixels, a light source that directs light to the light valve, and a lens positioned between the light valve and the light source, the lens directing light from the light source to the pixels on the light valve and the light valve directing light to viewing optics. The light valve is an integrated circuit ferroelectric liquid crystal device (ICFLCD), or other light valve arrays such as a digital light processor (DLP) display, having an array of addressable pixels. Such light valves may be mounted in a head mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Dimension Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Jesse B. Eichenlaub
  • Patent number: 6728920
    Abstract: Family of methods for correcting errors in transfer of information over a lossy medium. The message to be sent is first broken into Data Blocks, which are further divided into N data segments. These data segments are sent verbatim and followed by XOR combinations of the data segments, called Error Correcting Segments. Incorrect Data or Error Correcting Segments are detected through the use of a CRC or any other error detection algorithm, and errored Data or Error Correcting Segments are discarded. Once all Data or Error Correcting Segments for a message segment are received, logic or a look up table is used to determine which of the Data Segments can be recovered. The lost Data Segment recovery is done using a binary XOR of multiple good Data or Error Correcting Segments. For additional error correction, Data and Error Correcting Segments can also be repeatedly transmitted multiple times to further improve the performance of this algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Adaptive Broadband Corporation
    Inventor: Howard Glen Ebersman
  • Patent number: 6705218
    Abstract: One or more beverage container labels and the method for creating a first static part and a second variable part including printing the image on the label using a single pass. The printing apparatus having a computer with memory to store a first static portion of an image and a second variable portion of an image so that a rasterizer connected to the memory and combining the first static portion and the second variable portion can form an image for printing. The apparatus also has a printer connected to the rasterizer for printing the image on a label in one step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: The Jolt Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl J. Rapp
  • Patent number: 6676504
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a controller (11), a cabin pressure control system (10) and a method for controlling pressure in a cabin (30), especially an aircraft cabin. In accordance with the invention the controller (11) comprises a channel (15, 16) and a pressure differential safety function (22). The channel (15; 16) calculates a first output signal (40) for actuating an overflow valve (17) in a closed loop control based on the pressure differential between the cabin (30) and the atmosphere and additional critical parameters. The safety function (22) calculates a second output signal (41) based only on the pressure differential. The two output signals (40, 41) are compared, and the second output signal (41) is selected, if said first output signal (40) is found inaccurate. The safety function (22) assures operation of the outflow valve (17) even it the channel (15; 16) is out of function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Nord-Micro AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Bernhard Petri, Christian Felsch, Veit Albrecht, Lars Runkel
  • Patent number: 6669403
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for dissipating water wave energy and for shoreline control including a module with a generally hollow body, a pair of opposed flanges attached to adjacent corners of the body, a pair of axially aligned mounting apertures in the flanges for connecting the body to similar bodies for forming a wave energy dissipation system, and a recess disposed between the flanges. Each recess contains a plurality of boundary layer interrupting projections for substantially disrupting any laminar flow of water past the surface and creating turbulent flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Wave Control Systems Inc.
    Inventors: John Clark, Timothy R. Dicey
  • Patent number: 6636359
    Abstract: A display having a two-stage optical process is disclosed. This two-stage system enables a relatively compact and inexpensive display. A display screen projects an image that passes through a first lens or lens system. The collimated light is then diffused by one of several methods so as to increase the ultimate viewer's eyebox. The diffused image then undergoes a magnification process involving total internal reflection within a second lens. The light exiting the second lens is magnified to the level desired at a low cost and a small size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Interactive Imaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Travers, Paul Churnetski, Lee Martin
  • Patent number: 6625909
    Abstract: A coupler (11) for connecting a dipper arm (3) of an excavator to a bucket (1) without need for the operator of the excavator to leave the cab of the excavator, the coupler (11) having a device for connecting it to the end of the dipper arm (3), and a latching hook (17) for connecting it to a bucket (1), wherein the latching hook (17) has a special internal profile (56, 57, 61) so that when it is supporting the weight of a bucket (1), it will tend to move to a latching position, not to an unlatching position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Inventors: Doreen Jacqueline Miller, Gary Miller, Donald Keith Miller
  • Patent number: 6616890
    Abstract: A method for fabricating electrically conductive silicon carbide articles by doping and sintering submicron silicon carbide particles using sub-micron alumina as the dopant source. Submicron alumina particles are made by milling aluminum powder. Despite the ductility of metallic aluminum, it is successfully ball milled in an aqueous medium through the creation and abrasion of successive layers of an alumina skin to yield alumina particles as small as 0.01 &mgr;m across. When suitably composed mixtures of the silicon carbide and alumina are molded into a green body and heated sufficiently in a non-oxidizing furnace atmosphere, the alumina breaks down to metallic aluminum which diffuses into the silicon carbide. The small particle sizes and the presence of a sintering aid enable rapid processing kinetics which favor saturation of the silicon carbide by the aluminum and inhibit grain growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Harvest Precision Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard B. McPhillips
  • Patent number: D480049
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Wave Control Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John Clark
  • Patent number: D496146
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventor: James Saiquan Appleberry