Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Wall Marjama & Bilinski
  • Patent number: 7102848
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a data cartridge library that, in one embodiment, is comprised of: (a) a frame or cabinet that defines an interior space; (b) a magazine; (c) a drive bay; (d) a picker; (e) an elevator for moving the picker; and (f) a robotics module that can be removed from the interior of the frame and is comprised of the picker and a substantial portion of the elevator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Spectra Logic Corporation
    Inventors: Peter J. Kumpon, Matthew T. Starr, Jennifer L. Woodruff
  • Patent number: 7101245
    Abstract: A method of making a unitized tungsten electrode which exhibits superior mechanical and electrical properties which includes providing a length of cylindrical cut stock having a predetermined diameter and length. The stock is ground to form a rough unfinished electrode having an enlarged tip or nose portion at one end integrally connected to an elongated shank section. The unfinished electrode is treated by exposure to a chemical etchant for a time sufficient to form a finished electrode characterized by a smooth nose and shank surface and rounded undercut and ends. The invention includes the electrode formed by the described process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean A. Bell, Timothy D. Russell
  • Patent number: 7103457
    Abstract: A robotic apparatus for traversing a selected area autonomously that senses orientation relative to the Earth's magnetic field or other “environmental” signals. The robotic apparatus is provided in two models, a master that can record directive and compass or “environmental signal” readings to provide at least one command recorded on a machine-readable medium representing an instruction for traversing an area of interest, and a slave that lacks the recording capability. Both master and slave models can replay recorded commands, and compare the expected orientation from the command with an actual orientation sensed during autonomous operation. If an error exceeding a predetermined value is observed, a corrective action is taken. The robotic apparatus is able to utilize a tool to perform a task at one or more locations, such as cutting, shoveling and digging. In one embodiment, the robotic apparatus is a lawn mower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Dean Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason A. Dean
  • Patent number: 7100380
    Abstract: A method of operating an organic rankine cycle system wherein a liquid refrigerant is circulated to an evaporator where heat is introduced to the refrigerant to convert it to vapor. The vapor is then passed through a turbine, with the resulting cooled vapor then passing through a condenser for condensing the vapor to a liquid. The refrigerant is one of CF3CF2C(O)CF(CF3)2, (CF3)2 CFC(O)CF(CF3)2, CF3(CF2)2C(O)CF(CF3)2, CF3(CF2)3C(O)CF(CG3)2, CF3(CF2)5C(O)CF3, CF3CF2C(O)CF2CF2CF3, CF3C(O)CF(CF3)2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joost J. Brasz, Ulf J. Jonsson
  • Patent number: 7098697
    Abstract: A circuit topology for high speed low voltage logic circuits is disclosed that reduces the number of levels of stacked active circuit elements from 3 to 2. Circuits providing a variety of logic functions are presented, including a latch, an exclusive OR gate, a combination XOR and latch, a multiplexer and a demultiplexer. Circuits built according to the principles of the invention have been operated at speeds of 40 GHz. The circuit topology can operate at supply voltages as low as 2V (for silicon or silicon-germanium based devices) and provide power saving of 25%–50% or more, depending on the logic function. In some embodiments, circuits comprising single ended or differential inputs can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Cornell Research Foundation Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Kucharski, Kevin Kornegay
  • Patent number: 7096933
    Abstract: A furnace heat exchanger with multiple parallel flow passages wherein the last flow passage extends downwardly from its plane as it approaches the outlet so as to result in a lower overall height of the heat exchanger. Preferably both the upper wall and the lower wall of the last passage extend downwardly such that the cross-sectional area of the last flow passage is not reduced and is preferably increased as it approaches the outlet. The bottom wall extension is preferably curvilinear and has substantially the same curvature as a return bend at the inlet of the penultimate flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Ninev Karl Zia, Shailesh Sharad Manohar, Scott Andrew Beck
  • Patent number: 7097500
    Abstract: An integrated seal assembly and a coaxial cable system component incorporating the seal assembly with a connector for coupling to an externally threaded port. The seal assembly includes a bellows-type seal having an elastically deformable tubular body and a plurality of sealing surfaces, and an integral joint-section intermediate an anterior end and a posterior end that assists in the axial deformation of the seal in response to axially-directed force. One of the sealing surfaces is made to engage a corresponding surface of an internally threaded nut or housing. The component is engagable with an externally threaded port via the internally threaded connector. The anterior end of the seal fits over the port and a sealing surface of the seal is capable of sealing axially against a shoulder of the port while the seal body covers the otherwise exposed externally threaded port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 7090132
    Abstract: An optical reader in one embodiment can include a substrate defining an opening and solder pads coupled to the substrate proximate the opening. A laser diode including first, second, and third electrical leads can also be coupled to the substrate. First, second and third solder pads can be provided on the substrate and the first, second, and third electrical leads of the laser diode can be coupled to the first, second, and third solder pads. An optical reader in another embodiment can include a substrate having a first surface and a second surface. A laser diode assembly configured to emit a laser beam can be coupled to the first surface and an illumination assembly that can include light emitting diodes can be coupled to the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Havens, Robert J. Hennick, John Izzo, Michael Robinson
  • Patent number: 7092794
    Abstract: A system for remotely monitoring and controlling an HVAC device includes a server which receives queries from an entry device and data from the HVAC device. Databases with information regarding the location and status of the HVAC devices reside on the server, as does a user name/password file, instead of in the entry device or the HVAC controller. Connection is provided over various communications links including the Internet, POTS, and GSM networks. A user with an entry device such as a handheld computer or cell phone using wireless access protocol (WAP) can change settings, obtain diagnostic information, and receive alarm messages about a plurality of HVAC devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Alexander Hill, Mark Damian Morelli, Robert Paul Dolan, Paul W. James, Gayatri Chaturvedi, Thomas L. DeWolf
  • Patent number: 7086596
    Abstract: The invention relates to a microprocessor-based decoder board for an optical reader having in one embodiment a plurality of imaging modules that provide frames of image data having a plurality of formats. In one method for operating the decoder board of the invention, and a multiple imaging module reader comprising the decoder board, a frame of image data captured by a selected imaging module is decoded. The decoder board determines the format of the frame of image data from information about which of the plurality of imaging modules provided the frame of image data or from information about the frame of image data, activates as necessary a command to prepare the decoder board to decode the frame of image data according to the format provided by the imaging module, and performs the decoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Meier, Robert C. Gardiner, Jeffrey D. Harper, John Izzo, Thomas J. Koziol, Andrew Longacre, Jr., John Pettinelli
  • Patent number: 7086857
    Abstract: In a residential furnace having a layered insulation material on the inner walls of the heat exchanger compartment, the inner aluminum foil layer has a plurality of holes formed therein in order to allow for the outer layer to absorb the sound within the heat exchanger compartment and thereby reduce the noise emanating from the furnace. Both the density and size of the holes are optimized to maximize the sound absorption performance over the particular frequency ranges that are characteristic of the furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Heng-Yi Lai, Sivakumar Gopalnarayanan, Paul M. Haydock
  • Patent number: 7089087
    Abstract: A data collection system allows occupants in one or more locations to provide indications as to their respective levels of comfort. The indications as to comfort level are preferably provided through personal computers in these locations. Each computer is programmed to display a menu of comfort level options that may be selected by the user of the computer. Each computer is operative to require that any selected comfort level be accompanied by a verification as to the user making the one or more selections. The verification preferably requires an entry of an identification that may be checked against a stored identification. Each computer is operative to timely provide the selections as to comfort level by a recognized user to a network computer. The network computer is operative to analyze the comfort level information from these computers and send one or more commands to an HVAC system providing conditioned air to the locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin F. Dudley
  • Patent number: 7085097
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention is directed to a magazine that is used to move data cartridges into and out of the library via an entry/exit port. In one embodiment, the magazine comprises a box-structure that is capable of holding a plurality of data cartridges, a dust cover, and a coupling structure comprised of a member that extends away from the side wall of the box structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Spectra Logic Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew T. Starr, Jennifer L. Woodruff, Rebecca J. Amparan, Christopher A. Pollard
  • Patent number: 7080786
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for programming bar code reading devices. A method in one embodiment includes encoding a bar code symbol, displaying a bar code symbol, and reading the displayed bar code symbol. A system and method in another embodiment includes a first bar code reading device configured to initiate a command to print a bar code symbol which when read by a second bar code reading device can cause the second bar code reading device to operate in the manner of the first bar code reading device. A bar code reading device in another embodiment includes reprogramming circuitry enabling the bar code reading device to be reprogrammed either by way of receipt of programming data over a radio frequency communication line or by way of processing memory stored image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Longacre, Jr., Michael A. Ehrhart, Thomas J. Koziol, Robert M. Hussey, James A. Parker
  • Patent number: 7077321
    Abstract: An optical reader is provided that can be reprogrammed. In one method a plurality of commands are encoded into a plurality of optical symbols, at least one of the optical symbols is displayed on a display, and the at least one displayed optical symbol is read to reprogram an optical reader. In another method an optical reader is coupled to a computer having a plurality of computer programs. The computer can receive an identifier from the optical reader to determine reader compatibility, and select a compatible optical reader program. In another method, a plurality of parameters are encoded into at least one bar code symbol. The at least one bar code symbol can be output in such form that an optical reader can read the at least one bar code symbol, and the at least one barr code symbol can be read to download the plurality of parameters to an optical reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Longacre, Jr., Michael A. Ehrhart, Thomas J. Koziol, Robert M. Hussey, James A. Parker
  • Patent number: 7077317
    Abstract: There is provided a bar code reading apparatus having a one-dimensional image sensor. The bar code reading apparatus can include a one-dimensional image sensor comprising a certain number of pexels, an analog-to-digital converter coupled to the sensor, and a processor coupled to the analog-to-digital converter. The analog-to-digital converter in one embodiment can be configured to convert the analog intensity value for each pixel into a digital value represented by an N-bit value, where N is an integer greater than 1. The processor in one embodiment can be configured to extract information encoded in a bar code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Longacre, Jr., Robert M. Hussey, Thomas J. Koziol, Michael A. Ehrhart
  • Patent number: 7070447
    Abstract: A compression connector for the end of a spiral corrugated coaxial cable is provided wherein one or more contact forces are provided between the connector and the cable by driving a coiled element of the connector into a groove within the corrugations of the cable and/or by causing an element of the compression connector to radially deform inward against the outer jacket of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 7065977
    Abstract: A refrigerated cold beverage merchandiser (10) includes an enclosure defining an insulated, refrigerated display cabinet (25) and a compartment (30) heat insulated therefrom wherein a compressor (40) a condenser (50) and a condenser fan (60) are disposed. The condenser (50) is formed by a plurality of in-line tube banks (52). Each tube bank (52) is a serpentine tube formed a plurality of unfinned, straight tube segments (54) extending in parallel rows (55) between a pair of spaced, opposed end plates (58) and elbow turns (56) connecting neighboring straight tube segments (56) in a conventional manner. Each successive tube bank (52) is arranged with the other tube banks so that respective parallel tube rows (55) are disposed in-line from the front to the rear of the condenser (50) or with each successive tube bank being offset in a slightly staggered arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Upton, Harry A. Brancheau, Robert J. Reese, Eugene Duane Daddis, Jr., Timothy J. Roberts
  • Patent number: D523281
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Jetboil, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Perry Dowst, Dwight C. Aspinwall
  • Patent number: D523684
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Jetboil, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Perry Dowst, Dwight C. Aspinwall