Patents Represented by Law Firm Stevens, Davis, Miller & Mosher
  • Patent number: 7294411
    Abstract: The invention relates to a brazing sheet product comprising a core sheet, a clad layer on said core sheet made of an aluminum alloy containing silicon in an amount in the range of 4 to 14% by weight, an optional layer comprising nickel on the outersurface of said clad layer, and a diffusion layer comprising nickel-tin alloy on the outer surface of said nickel layer. The invention further relates to a method of manufacturing such a brazing product comprising the process step of plating different metal layers and subjecting the plated brazing product to an annealing treatment by holding the plated brazing product at a temperature in the range of 100 to 500° C. for a period of 1 sec. to 300 minutes to form a diffusion layer comprising nickel-tin alloy on the outer surface of said layer comprising nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Aleris Aluminum Koblenz GmbH
    Inventors: Jacques Hubert Olga Joseph Wijenberg, Adrianus Jacobus Witterbrood, Joop Nicolaas Mooij
  • Patent number: 7293690
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a metallic composite material for use as building material, the metallic composite material including an aluminium core sheet and a titanium clad layer on at least one side of the core sheet. The aluminium core sheet and titanium clad layer are bonded to one another by roll-bonding wherein only the aluminium core sheet prior to roll bonding is preheated to a temperature in the range of 50 to 200° C. The use of such metallic composite material and to a metallic composite material as such are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Aleris Aluminum Koblenz GmbH
    Inventors: Gerald Otto Zwickel, Karl Friedrich Fick
  • Patent number: 7295028
    Abstract: The present invention provides a semiconductor integrated circuit capable of testing a high-speed memory at the actual operation speed of the memory even when the operation speed of the built-in self-test circuit of the integrated circuit is restricted. In order to test a memory operating on a first clock, the integrated circuit is provided with a first test pattern generation section, operating on a second clock, for generating test data, and a second test pattern generation section, operating on a third clock, the inverted clock of the second clock, for generating test data. Furthermore, the integrated circuit is provided with a test data selection section for selectively outputting either the test data output from the first test pattern generation section or the test data output from the second test pattern generation section depending on the signal value of the second clock, thereby inputting the test data to the memory as test data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 7295575
    Abstract: A packet transmission apparatus and method may divide data into a plurality of packets and transmit the packets. At a transmitting end, a context identifying number, identifying a data stream, is selected based on a relationship between a sequence number of a packet that is to be transmitted and a sequence number in an immediately preceding packet. A sequence number denoting an order of a packet divided on a per context basis is compressed, and transmission data assigned to the context identifying number with the compressed sequence number is transmitted on a per packet basis. At the receiving end, the compressed sequence number is decompressed on a per context basis. The context is separated based on the context identifying number, and data is combined by reassembling a packet into the order of a decompressed sequence number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daiji Ido, Koji Imura, Akihiro Miyazaki, Koichi Hata, Carsten Burmeister
  • Patent number: 7296081
    Abstract: Without RTP receiver 106 receiving a BYE packet, end time determiner 111 takes into consideration packet loss information from packet loss monitor 110 and the situation regarding RTP packet reception from RTP receiver 106, and determines media transmission from the server is completed, and instructs control command transmitter-receiver 109 to stop the media, provided that the situation where there has been no packet loss and no RTP packet has been received. Moreover, where RTP receiver 106 does not receive data, the end of media is not determined if a packet loss has occurred in a lower layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Daiji Ido
  • Patent number: 7295134
    Abstract: An aircraft terrain avoidance method and device may employ a collision warning section that transmits a caution signal when the aircraft risks colliding with the terrain at the end of a first predetermined period of time. A warning signal is transmitted when the aircraft risks colliding with the terrain at the end of a second predetermined period of time, which is shorter than the first predetermined period of time. A piloting system causes the aircraft to automatically climb with a first gradient corresponding to a predetermined value upon the transmission of the caution signal. An automatic pilot is engaged automatically, if currently disengaged, to force the aircraft to climb with a second gradient, corresponding to the maximum gradient possible in the current flight conditions of the aircraft, upon the transmission of the warning signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Airbus France
    Inventors: Christophe Jourdan, Vincent Foucart
  • Patent number: 7293585
    Abstract: An apparatus for unloading a comminuted material contained in a bag having means disposed at an upper end portion thereof for suspending the bag and a closable discharge outlet disposed at a lower end thereof generally consisting of a support means; and a hopper having an upper inlet functional for receiving the closable discharge spout portion of the bag when the bag is disposed in a suspended position above the hopper, a lower outlet communicable with a material conveying means, a side opening through which an operator may obtain access to a lower end of the bag inserted into the hopper, and a baffle extending downwardly and transversely from a wall section of the hopper, from and below the access opening, toward and short of a hopper wall disposed opposite the hopper wall provided with the access opening, providing a flow path of material introduced into the hopper for the hopper outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: The Young Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Mahoney
  • Patent number: 7294423
    Abstract: A polymer electrolyte fuel cell may include a stack of unit cells that each have a hydrogen-ion conductive polymer electrolyte membrane and an anode and a cathode sandwiching the polymer electrolyte membrane. Separators are provided between each two adjacent unit cells and include channels for supplying fuel and oxidant gas to the anode and the cathode. Anode side and cathode side current collector plates sandwich the stack of unit cells. The anode side current collector plate has a terminal section for a power output coupling and is located closer to an inlet-side manifold than to an outlet-side manifold for the fuel gas. The cathode side current collector plate has a terminal section for a power output coupling and is located closer to an inlet-side manifold than to an outlet-side manifold for the oxidant gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hase, Kazuhito Hatoh, Hiroki Kusakabe, Hideo Ohara, Susumu Kobayashi, Soichi Shibata, Shinsuke Takeguchi
  • Patent number: 7295903
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to improve the diagnosis of motor vehicle systems comprising a plurality of functional components in a network. To this end, the individual status data of the control units (11, 12, 13, 14) is monitored in a central diagnostic control unit (15) using a mathematical model. Each control unit can also be provided with a self-diagnosis optionally based on a model. By calculating error or causes of error using a model, the control units do not need to be provided with large databases for the diagnosis of error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignees: Audi AG, Volkswagenwerk AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Siebel, Frank Henecker, Andreas Breuer
  • Patent number: 7292926
    Abstract: It is claimed that statements regarding cylinder pressure are obtained for optimization of the combustion process in internal combustion engines. The internal combustion engine is modeled with a plurality of model parameters (1 to 5) for this purpose. Once it has been acquired, a model alternating torque (MW) is compared to an actual alternating torque (IW). The model parameters are modified in accordance with the result of the comparison. The model yields realistic values of the combustion chamber value on the basis of the modified model parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Schmidt, Winfried Schultalbers, Henning Rasche, Hermann Fehrenbach, Joachim Scheu
  • Patent number: 7292862
    Abstract: An assignment section 101 determines communication resource assignment to communication terminals based on a transmission rate at which communication is possible for each subcarrier of each communication terminal, and instructs a buffer section 102 to output forward transmission data. In addition, the assignment section 101 instructs a frame creation section 103 to perform forward transmission data symbolization, and also outputs a signal indicating communication resource assignment to each communication terminal. The buffer section 102 holds forward transmission data, and outputs forward transmission data to the frame creation section 103 in accordance with instructions from the assignment section 101. The frame creation section 103 symbolizes a resource assignment signal and transmission data to create a frame, which it outputs to a spreading section 104.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sumasu, Osamu Kato, Mitsuru Uesugi, Yoshiko Saito, Toyoki Ue, Junichi Aizawa, Keiichi Kitagawa, Toshiyuki Uehara, Guizeng Shi
  • Patent number: 7291000
    Abstract: An insert system for an injection mold apparatus is provided. The mold has a mold cavity plate (14) and a mold core plate (12) each secured to mold bases (16, 18), relatively movable between open and closed positions, each having opposing faces, the faces meeting to define a mold cavity between the two faces. At least one of the mold plate faces defines a facial pocket (40) therein for insertion of a mold insert (30). The mold insert is secured to an insert rod (36). The mold plate having the facial pocket (40) defines a passageway (46) extending from the facial pocket through the plate (12) and mold base (16). The insert rod is insertable into the passageway to a position where the insert sits within said facial pocket at a prelock position, where said insert is only partially inserted into said facial pocket. Preferably, the insert is biased in this prelock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Injectnotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Vince Ciccone, Petrica Maran
  • Patent number: 7290020
    Abstract: Electronic device (10) to calculate linear functions and to calculate and generate non-linear functions, intended to process signals. The electronic device (10) is provided with a calculator unit (11) to calculate linear functions, a device (12) to generate arbitrary functions, including nonlinear functions, and a selector device (13) to selectively put the electronic device (10) in a first mode to calculate linear functions and a second mode to generate non-linear functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Neuricam SpA
    Inventors: Giampietro Tecchiolli, Alvise Sartori
  • Patent number: 7287661
    Abstract: Collapsible bulk container (1) which includes a carrying base member (2) provided with skids (20), collapsible side walls (3) and a removable lid (5). The side walls (3) are moveably attached to the base member. The lid (5) is provided with an outer rim (51) and an inner rim (52). Two first opposite side walls (31 and 32 respectively) are provided with coupling means (35) protruding perpendicularly from the outside face of said first side walls (31 and 32 respectively) and being arranged adjacent to the vertical edges of said first side walls (31 and 32 respectively). Two opposite second side walls (33 and 34 respectively) are provided with coupling rim (37) arranged perpendicularly on the rear face, along both vertical edges of said second side walls (33 and 34 respectively).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Arca Systems, AB
    Inventors: Anders Knutsson, Kurt Ljungbeck
  • Patent number: 7290271
    Abstract: An optical disk apparatus according to the invention comprises a housing, a tray retractably mounted in the housing, and a bezel 10 adapted to close an opening of the housing 2 when the tray is accommodated in the housing 2. An electrically conductive metallic member 15 is disposed in at least one of main flat portions in the bezel 10. When the tray is accommodated in the housing, at least one surface of the conductive metallic member 15 is in contact with the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Hamada, Masanari Esaki, Yuichi Uchikawa
  • Patent number: 7289474
    Abstract: An eigen value expansion section 103 calculates eigen values and eigen vectors in a correlation matrix or covariance matrix of input signals. When the ratio between a maximum eigen value and other eigen values is equal to or lower than a threshold, an assignment method selection section 104 selects a code assignment method whereby systematic bits are transmitted with their respective eigen vectors. As a result, a communication apparatus 100 transmits a systematic bit X with the respective eigen vectors. On the other hand, when the ratio between a maximum eigen value and other eigen values is greater than the threshold, the assignment method selection section 104 selects a code assignment method whereby systematic bits are transmitted with only the eigen vector having the maximum eigen value. As a result, the communication apparatus 100 transmits the systematic bit X with only the eigen vector having the maximum eigen value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hoshino, Toshiyuki Uehara
  • Patent number: 7289907
    Abstract: This invention is the NOAA Deep ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami (DART) system, which utilizes a seafloor tsunameter linked to an ocean surface buoy via bi-directional communication system for near real-time measurement and reporting of tsunamis. The buoy is equipped with a bi-directional satellite and acoustic modem communication system for transmitting data between remote locations, such as tsunami warning centers and the tsunameter on the seafloor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of Commerce
    Inventors: Christian Meinig, Scott E. Stalin, Alex I. Nakamura, Hugh B. Milburn
  • Patent number: 7285669
    Abstract: 2,6-diamino-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-benzothiazole, which is useful for making pramipexole, is made by: (i) reacting bromine with a solution of 4-acetamido-cyclohexanone in water to produce 2-bromo-4-acetamido-cyclohexanone; (ii) after step (i), adding thiourea to produce 6-acetyl amino-2-amino-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-benzthiazole; (iii) after step (ii), adding an aqueous solution of hydrobromic acid to produce 2,6-diamino-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-benzthiazole dihydrobromide; and (iv) after step (iii), isolating 2,6-diamino-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-benzthiazole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Cipla Limited
    Inventors: Dharmaraj Ramachandra Rao, Rajendra Narayanrao Kankan
  • Patent number: 7286650
    Abstract: Disclosed is a unified messaging system and method for combining a voice-mail system with an e-mail system. The present invention is a hybrid event driven system that polls a universal e-mail box for receipts, with the voice-mail system being fully event driven. The present invention maintains two persistent log-ins to the universal e-mail box, one to deliver messages and one to read message receipts. Thus, the system and method does not need to log-in and -out or read the entire list of messages. The present invention uses a file system instead of a state database. The system and method acts in real time such that messages in the unified messaging systems are synchronized within a pre-determined real-time. The system and method uses a “fail-safing” technique in which, after copies of messages are made and stored by each messaging component, allows one system to work if another is down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Advanced Logic Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John Pantana, Kevin Connelly
  • Patent number: D555215
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Dolce & Gabbana SRL
    Inventors: Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana