Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Thomas W. Tolpin
  • Patent number: 6810832
    Abstract: An efficient economical automated animal house is provided to increase the health and longevity of animals, such as poultry, and swine. The automated poultry house provides for automatic removal of contaminated bedding and replacement with fresh or recycled bedding. The automated animal house also greatly reduces concentration of dust and noxious gases to provide for a cleaner and healthier environment for the animals and workers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Kairos, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Joe Ford
  • Patent number: 6784374
    Abstract: A printed wiring board has a circuit substrate 6 having a conductor circuit 5 and a through hole 60, and also has a joining pin 1 inserted into the through hole. The joining pin is manufactured by using a material unmelted at a heating temperature in joining the joining pin to an opposite party pad 81. The joining pin is constructed by a joining head portion 11 having a greater diameter than an opening diameter of the through hole. The joining pin forms a joining portion for joining and connection to the opposite party pad. The joining pin has a leg portion 12 having a diameter smaller than the through hole. The leg portion is inserted into the through hole and is joined to the through hole by a conductive material such as a soldering material 20, etc. In lieu of a joining pin, a joining ball approximately having a spherical shape can be joined to the through hole by the conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Ishida, Kouji Asano
  • Patent number: 6688990
    Abstract: An attractive user-friendly golf putter is provided with a special center weighted housing and side weights to enhance the accuracy, ease and reliability of putting. The side weights are preferably positioned between the center weighted housing and the toe and heel of the golf putter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Robsan Corporation
    Inventor: Robert P. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 6649199
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for manufacturing a fermented food product, which enables the maturation phase of said product to be shortened and its organoleptic to be improved. The process is characterized by the addition to the raw material of a cluster of cell extracts of its fermenting micro-organisms, which are either naturally present or added in live state. The proportion of each extract in the cluster is approximately equivalent to that of the corresponding micro-organism in the fermenting mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Biosaveurs
    Inventor: Marc Bigret
  • Patent number: 6648991
    Abstract: Low-alloy carbon steel for the manufacture of seamless pipes having improved resistance to corrosion, particularly the “sweet corrosion” that occurs in the media rich in CO2, for using in exploration and production of oil and/or natural gas. The steel contains: 1.5-4.0% by weight of Cr, 0.06-0.10% by weight of C, 0.3-0.8% by weight of Mn, not more than 0.005% by weight of S, not more than 0.015% by weight of P, 0.20-0.35% by weight of Si, 0.25-0.35% by weight of Mo, 0.06-0.9% by weight of V, approximately 0.22% by weight of Cu, approximately 0.001% by weight of Nb, approximately 0.028% by weight of Ti, not more than a total value of O of 25 ppm, with the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Siderca S.A.I.C.
    Inventors: Gustavo Javier López Turconi, Teresa Estela Pérez, Juan Carlos González
  • Patent number: 6605301
    Abstract: The invention relates to dispersible tablets containing macrolides as active ingredients either on their own or associated with other active ingredients, in addition to a method for the production thereof. The dispersible tablets are characterized in that the macrolide is chosen from a group that is made up of pristinamycin, azithromycin, roxithromycin, clarithromycin and spiramycin, and is present in a basic form in proportions ranging from 20-60% of the total weight of said tablets. The dispersible tablets are also characterized in that they contain at least one disintegrator in proportions ranging from 1-25% of the total weight of said tablets in addition to at least one sweetening agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: CCL Pharma
    Inventors: Noël Zakarian, René Gimet, Claude Laruelle, Dominique Toselli
  • Patent number: 6586686
    Abstract: Holes (40a) are formed with a laser beam through an insulating substrate (40) on which a metallic layer (42) if formed. After the holes (40A) are formed, via holes (36a) are formed by filling up the holes (40a) with a metal (46) and a conductor circuit (32a) is formed by etching the metallic layer (42). Then, a single-sided circuit board (30A) is formed by forming projecting conductors (38a) on the surfaces of the via holes (36a). The projecting conductors (38a) of the circuit board (30A) are put on the conductor circuit (32b) of another single-sided circuit board (30B) with adhesive layers (50) composed of an uncured resin in between and heated and pressed against the circuit (32b). The projecting conductors (38a) get in the uncured resin by pushing aside the resin and are electrically connected to the circuit (32b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Enomoto, Yasuji Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 6569217
    Abstract: A specially arranged industrial dust collector with multiple filtering compartments is provided which is efficient, effective, and economical. The special industrial dust collector has a solids-gas separation compartment which is positioned generally alongside and laterally offset from multiple filtering compartments. The multiple filtering compartments can contain cartridge filters or other filters. The solids-gas separation compartment can contain a tangential cyclone separator or another type of solids-gas separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Inventor: Thomas M. DeMarco
  • Patent number: 6555208
    Abstract: A solder resist comprising a thermosetting resin is printed on a surface of an insulating board (7) having a conductor circuit (6). The solder resist is then heat-cured to form an insulating film (1) having a low thermal expansion coefficient. A laser beam (2) is then applied to the portion of the insulating film in which an opening is to be formed, to burn off the same portion for forming an opening (10), whereby the conductor circuit (6) is exposed. This opening may be formed as a hole for conduction by forming a metal plating film on an inner surface thereof. It is preferable that an external connecting pad be formed so as to cover the opening. The film of coating of a metal is formed by using an electric plating lead, which is preferably cut off by a laser beam after the electric plating has finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Takada, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Kenji Chihara, Hisashi Minoura, Kiyotaka Tsukada, Mitsuhiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 6521452
    Abstract: Plants, particularly sugar cane plants, are reproduced using explant material which may be derived from leaves, shoots, roots and other plant parts. Somatic embryos are produced by culturing immature embryos from the explant material and then culturing mature, somatic embryos from the immature embryos. All achieved in liquid suspension culture, which allows micro propagation of sugar cane without the culture suffering, browning at any stage. The mature embryos can then be encapsulated to form artificial seeds for germination purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Inventor: Layla Zakaría Abdelrahman
  • Patent number: 6518513
    Abstract: Holes (40a) are formed with a laser beam through an insulating substrate (40) on which a metallic layer (42) is formed and via holes (36a) are formed by filling up the holes (40a) with a metal (46). After the via holes (36a) are formed, a conductor circuit (32a) is formed by etching the metallic layer (42) and a single-sided circuit board (30A) is formed by forming projecting conductors (38a) on the surfaces of the via holes (36a). The projecting conductors (38a) on the circuit board (30A) are put on the conductor circuit (32b) of another single-sided circuit board (30B) with adhesive layers (50) composed of an uncured resin in-between and heated and pressed against the circuit (32b). The projecting conductors (38a) get in the uncured resin by pushing aside the resin and are electrically connected to the circuit (32b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Ibiden Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Enomoto, Yasuji Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 6484425
    Abstract: A fluid display cover assembly comprising a sealed container coupled to a cover such as a notebook cover. The container has a light-transmissive front, and encloses a fluid comprising a gas, a liquid, or a plurality of gases and/or liquids. There also can be solid objects within the container. The cover can include a cutaway section replaced by the container. Displays within the container, on the cover, or below the cover can be visible through the front of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Telephone Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Hirsch
  • Patent number: 6484949
    Abstract: A dual control assembly for a shower fitting comprising a thermostatic valve in the form of a cartridge removably fitted in the mixing chamber of the fitting, and a flow rate valve, the two valves being operatively linked or coupled together, for example by a sleeve. The valves are co-axially aligned and provided with respective control knobs which are disposed at the same end of the shower fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Bristan Limited
    Inventor: Frank Procter
  • Patent number: 6467247
    Abstract: A convenient user-friendly method to sharpen the rotary blade of a rotary cutter assembly without having to turn the rotary cutter assembly upside down. To this end, a rotary cutter assembly is provided with a special access door which is preferably securely fastened and/or locked during cutting and use of the rotary cutter assembly. When it is desired to sharpen the rotary blade, the door is unfastened and opened to permit access to the rotary blade. The rotary blade can then be clamped or otherwise secured and subsequently sharpened with a grinding wheel or other sharpening tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Inventors: Thomas M. Harrison, Glenn Harrison
  • Patent number: 6464754
    Abstract: An economical air purification system and process that greatly reduces concentrations of dust and noxious gases to provide for a cleaner and healthier enviroment for people, plants, poultry and other animals. Desirably, the special air purification system and process has a set of modules arranged for emitting overlapping flow patterns of ions. The modules can include parallel arrays of ionizers which are preferably arranged in a matrix or grid pattern. For even better results, the ionizers can comprise self-cleaning ionizers. One or more fans can be spaced from the modules to circulate the ions and air as well as draw influent air through the intake ports and exhaust purified air through the outlet ports. Heaters can also be provided to heat the circulating air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Kairos, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Joe Ford
  • Patent number: 6449167
    Abstract: A method and system with a magnetically attractive breadboard and associated devices for constructing and testing electronic circuits. The breadboard can comprise a single or multi-layer circuit board with metallic foil conductors that can be connected to magnetically attractive pads. Electrical contacts between the pads and foil conductors can be made by wrapping the foil over an edge of insulating material. The insulating material can comprise a flexible insulation sheet with the desired circuit printed thereon. The electronic components are preferably supported by component holders which contain magnets that are attracted to the breadboard. The component holders facilitate attachment of the components to the foil conductors. A circuit can be built by selecting the desired component holder, plugging he component into the component holder, and then attaching the component holder to the breadboard on the proper foil conductor to complete the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: Arthur F. Seymour
  • Patent number: 6447300
    Abstract: An interesting educational game is provided which is fun, appealing, and effective to readily teach children arithmetic. The child-friendly educational game can include a set of playing cards. Each card can have a different graphical representation of one or more Arabic numerals corresponding to a number and can also have a word corresponding to another number. In order to further teach children words associated with numbers, each card has a graphical representation of a hand with pointed fingers, such that the number of pointed fingers corresponds to the numerical value of the word appearing on the playing card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: Joseph G. Greenberg
  • Patent number: D460842
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Inventor: Steven W. Sainsbury
  • Patent number: D476241
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Inventor: Roger W. Craig
  • Patent number: D493338
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Inventor: Arthur Charles Scott