Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Wall Marjama & Bilinski
  • Patent number: 7028497
    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: April 18, 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: 7030836
    Abstract: A system and method for configuring collections of non-display, input and output devices and display devices in a multi-user computer system. Initially, the invention heuristically creates at least two collections of non-display devices, each of which includes a keyboard, by analyzing connection patterns of each of the non-display devices to the computer data buses. Display devices are added to each collection by causing a user prompt to appear on a display, and then causing the display to be associated with the collection of the keyboard that is used to respond to the prompt. Each display device is associated with a particular collection in this manner. Thus, the collections are constructed by a heuristic methodology relative to the non-display devices, and manually relative to the display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Thinsoft, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Justice, Manfred Siemsen, Ian Jack
  • Patent number: 7029326
    Abstract: A coaxial cable compression connector includes a connector body having a first end and a second end, and an internal passageway. The compression connector further includes a tubular post having a first end configured for engagement with the conductive grounding sheath of the coaxial cable and a second end configured for engagement with the internal passageway of the body. The connector further includes a compression member. The first end of the compression member includes an outer surface and a tapered inner surface, the outer surface is configured for engagement with a portion of the internal passageway at the first end of the body. The connector further includes a ring member which is configured for engagement with the tapered inner surface of the compression member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 7030381
    Abstract: A method for detecting a test gas present at a measuring location, using an infrared gas analyzer having a cuvette, an infrared light source, an infrared detector, and two gas lines. A first gas line is adapted to take up a measuring gas at a measuring location that may contain a test gas to the cuvette. The second gas line is adapted to take up gas from the surroundings of the measuring location (i.e., reference gas), that may contain a test gas background that is to be taken into consideration when detecting the test gas taken up at the measuring location. To improve the sensitivity of the analyzer, only one cuvette and the measuring gas is taken up at the measuring location and the reference gas is fed to the cuvette such that each gas is alternately present therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Inficon GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Kilian, Randolf Rolff, Gerhard Küster, Ralf Hirche
  • Patent number: 7029304
    Abstract: A compression connector body for connecting a hardline cable to an equipment port is formed in two members coupled to each other by a coupling nut. A port-side member houses a conductive pin and associated elements, while a cable-side member is attached to the cable via a compression fit. With this arrangement, when servicing the equipment, the cable-side member and attached cable are removed from the port-side member without affecting the connection between the cable and the cable-side member. The port-side member is then disconnected from the equipment port. After servicing the equipment, the port-side member is reconnected to the equipment port, after which the cable-side member is reconnected to the port-side member, thus alleviating the need to cut and prepare a new length of cable for connection to the equipment port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 7017966
    Abstract: A collapsible saddle box storage container that is collapsible to meet parcel shipping service size requirements by telescoping one portion thereof into another for shipping convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Slide Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Richard S. Clonan
  • Patent number: 7017357
    Abstract: In a comfort system having a combination furnace and air conditioner, the two are operated simultaneously at periods of time in which emergency power is desired, with the air conditioning system being temporarily converted to cause the flow of refrigerant to pass from the evaporator to a high pressure side of said compressor rather than to the low pressure side thereof to thereby drive the compressor in reverse such that it operates as a turbine. The turbine then drives its motor in reverse to generate power to be supplied to the various components of the systems and to other appliances during emergency mode operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Joost J. Brasz
  • Patent number: 7014443
    Abstract: Tabletting machine in the form of a rotary press, includes a rotor accommodating top and bottom stamping dies that cooperate with molds of a mold plate, rotor associated cam segments, and pressure rollers for actuating the stamping dies, a filling equipment, a stripping device for tablets knocked out of the mold and a computing system for controlling the tabletting machine following a predetermined program and for processing data provided by signal transmitters of the tabletting machine, and for monitoring the machine functions. At least a part of the components and/or subassemblies features a transponder having at least one stored identity number, characterizing the components and/or subassemblies. At least one read head connected with the computing system permits the transponder of the component and/or subassembly to be wirelessly read out even in the assembled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Fette GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Hinzpeter, Ingo Schmidt, Jörg Gaedecke, Ulrich Gathmann, Joachim Greve, Enrico Gand, Klaus-Peter Preuss, Alexander Oldenburg
  • Patent number: 7014392
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a device for pneumatic or hydraulic conveying of dusty, powdery or granular bulk material. The device includes a conveyor line, an inner pipe in the conveyor line that is parallel to the axis and preferably eccentric. The inner pipe has openings at intervals and flow resistors within itself, which have an upstream side plane and a downstream side plane in the region of the openings. As a result, outlet openings into the conveyor line and entrance openings into the inner pipe are formed for the conveying medium, characterized in that the upstream side plane forms an angle (?)<90° with the axis (14) of the inner pipe (2) and deflects the striking conveying stream towards the outlet opening (20, 20a, 20b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: MOLLER Materials Handling GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Duwe, Klaus Von Geldern
  • Patent number: 7014340
    Abstract: An illumination assembly for a medical diagnostic instrument, includes an open ended lamp housing, an incandescent lamp disposed within the housing. A peripheral sealing member is disposed in intimate contact with the exterior surface of the lamp envelope such that initial energization of said lamp causes the sealing member to create a substantial fluid-tight seal with the lamp to protect the interior of the housing, including the electrical contacts of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter J. Bettis
  • Patent number: 7014789
    Abstract: A de-icing and anti-icing composition in the form of an aqueous solution which includes sugars, and an inorganic freezing point depressant in the form of a chloride salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignees: Sears Petroleum & Transport Corp, Sears Ecological Applications Co., LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Hartley, David H. Wood
  • Patent number: 7013644
    Abstract: In order to effectively extract the waste heat from a reciprocating engine, the normal heat exchanger components of an engine are replaced with one or more heat exchangers which have the motive fluid of an organic rankine cycle system flowing therethrough. With the heat transfer in the plurality of heat exchangers, the engine is maintained at a reasonable cool temperature and the extracted heat is supplied to an ORC turbine to generate power. The heat is derived from a plurality of sources within the reciprocating engine, and at least two of those sources have their fluids passing through the same heat exchanger. In one embodiment, the engine coolant and the engine lubricant pass through the heat exchanger in the same direction, and the ORC motive fluid passes therethrough in a counterflow relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: UTC Power, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Radcliff, Bruce P. Biederman
  • Patent number: 7014501
    Abstract: In addition to the single molded part incorporating features of the conventional nut, sealing member and body, the connector includes a post and a hollow compression sealing ring. The post includes an integrally formed stem and flange portions, with the compression ring axially movable upon the body and including a tapered surface which applies a radially inward force to the body, compressing the cable and providing tight frictional engagement of the connector and cable. When in its fully installed position, the axial length of the ring is sufficient to entirely enclose the unitary body and nut, preferably having an interference fit with the outer surface of the nut portion, thus locking and sealing the connector threads to the equipment port. The compression ring is preferably of metal to shield the internal plastic parts of the connector from UV rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 7016024
    Abstract: The invention provides automated systems and methods for measuring ORL of fibers under test. A computer-based test instrument using OTDR tests fibers with the help of a STFM having predefined characteristics that are recorded in a machine-readable memory. The information recorded in the memory is accessible to the computer-based instrument and is used to calibrate a power level of an illumination source in real time using the reflectance response of the STFM. The calibrated illumination power allows the instrument to automatically determine the ORL of the fiber being tested with precision, and without requiring the intervention of an operator. The instrument also has the capability to automatically sense the presence of a test fiber, and to automatically attenuate the reflectance signal to remove a saturation condition by controlling at least one of the illumination, the detector gain, an amplifier gain, and an optional in-line optical attenuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Net Test (New York) Inc.
    Inventors: Gary D. Bridge, Gregory Soule
  • Patent number: D517981
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Inventor: Lewis J. Daly
  • Patent number: D518772
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Fox
  • Patent number: D518836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Carrier Commerical Refrigeration, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Reese, Wendell G. Wilson
  • Patent number: D519076
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Fox
  • Patent number: D519451
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Fox
  • Patent number: D519528
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Reese