Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Wall Marjama & Bilinski
  • Patent number: 7010387
    Abstract: A robotic data storage library comprising a virtual port and a method for providing a virtual port for a robotic data storage library are disclosed. The virtual exit port, for example, comprises one or more storage locations of the library that are defined as a virtual port. In one embodiment, for example, the virtual port comprises a virtual exit port for holding a data storage element that is to be exported from the library. In this embodiment, for example, the virtual exit port is defined prior to the library receiving a command to export a data storage element. In another embodiment, the virtual port comprises an entry port, an exit port or an entry/exit port. In yet another embodiment, a method for transferring a data storage element directly between an actual port (entry and/or exit) of a robotic data storage library and another location within the robotic data storage library not defined as the virtual port is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Spectra Logic Corporation
    Inventors: Mark L. Lantry, Matthew T. Starr, Larry A. Fenske, Michael G. Goberis, Joshua D. Carter
  • Patent number: 7004359
    Abstract: A spraying cap for a spray container with a valve includes an attachment for the spray container with a connection piece that is connectable with the valve, which runs into a spray nozzle. The spraying cap further includes an actuator element, slewably mounted on the attachment, which in a locked position at least partly covers the spray nozzle and in an opened position sticks off from the spraying cap, and a pressure region in the attachment proximate to the connection piece. A force on the pressure region or on the actuator element in its opened position, wholly or partly pointing into the actuation direction of the valve, opens the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Lindal Ventil GmbH
    Inventor: Alain Marroncles
  • Patent number: 7005945
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for protecting a filter trap that is utilized in a coaxial cable system against theft of service. A shield is mounted inside the filter trap which contains a pair of end connectors that are aligned along a common axis. The shield has two parallel end faces that are perpendicularly aligned with regard to the common axis. A barrier is mounted on one or both end faces for intercepting a cutting tool moving along the axis to direct the tool away from the axis causing the tool to break or to prevent a passage to be completed between the end connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles N. Lanz, Eric J. Purdy
  • Patent number: 7004788
    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: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 7000415
    Abstract: A condenser coil for a refrigerated beverage and food service merchandiser includes a plurality of parallel fins between adjacent tubes. In order to reduce the likelihood of fouling by the bridging of fibers therebetween, the spacing of the fins is maintained at a distance of 0.4 to 0.8 inches apart. In one embodiment, the tubes comprise microchannel tubes, with no fins therebetween, and the spacing between the microchannel tubes is maintained in the range of 0.75 inches to optimize the heat transfer performance while minimizing the occurrence of fouling. A supporting structure is provided between microchannel tubes when no fins are included. Also, plural rows of microchannel tubes are provided with separate inlet headings and with the rows being staggered in transverse relationship to enhance the heat transfer characteristic while minimizing the likelihood of fouling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Duane Daddis, Jr., Robert H. L. Chiang
  • Patent number: 6994822
    Abstract: A non-planar wall of a refrigerated container is thermally insulated by covering the wall with an air tight liner, drawing a vacuum on the internal volume of the liner and then sealing the compartment to maintain the vacuum. The liner is installed by first constructing a thermoplastic liner with a portion which approximates the non-planar shape of the wall, and then pressurizing the liner and applying heat thereto so as to cause it to thereby partially liquify, and expand into any openings that would otherwise cause leakage and to thereby adhere to the metal and form a monolithic air tight structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: James W. Otter
  • Patent number: 6994620
    Abstract: Systems and methods of determining static air pressure in an HVAC system are provided. Static air pressure is mathematically determined as a function of system parameters, such as blower speed, blower diameter, system volume airflow rate, and/or blower motor torque. The determined static pressure can be used during HVAC installation and during HVAC monitoring and maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Eugene L. Mills
  • Patent number: 6994588
    Abstract: A compression connector suitable for mounting upon the prepared end of a coaxial cable. The connector contains a body that defines an internal cavity made up of a main body section and a break away end section that is integrally joined to the main body section by axially extended tabs. The tabs are arranged to telescope inside the main body section when a sufficient axial force is applied to the body. A post is mounted inside the body and is arranged to pass between the inner dielectric layer and the woven mesh shield of a coaxial cable that is inserted into the body through the break away end section. The telescoped end section co-acts with the post to radially compress the cable in tight frictional engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah P. Montena
  • Patent number: 6991110
    Abstract: A package for retaining at least one crystal for use with vacuum deposition processing apparatus includes a tray portion having at least one vertically disposed supporting slot sized for retaining a crystal and a cover portion overlaying the tray portion. The cover portion is rotated until a slotted opening of the cover portion is aligned with a vertical supporting slot, permitting removal of the crystal that is supported within the vertical slot only along its peripheral edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Inficon, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Flynn, Christopher W. Cipro, Jon Hughes, Paul Harold Lindsay
  • Patent number: 6992492
    Abstract: A capacitive sensor is disclosed that includes a variable capacitor transducer that varies its capacitance with changes in an environmental parameter. The present invention is adapted to measure any linear parameter such as pressure, force, or distance. The sensor of the present invention is compact, inexpensive to make, and easily fabricated using commonly available components. Furthermore, it is not susceptible to errors caused by vibration, acceleration, and its orientation to the earth's gravitational field. The output of the capacitive sensor does not substantially drift with changes in temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Burdick, Raymond A. Lia, Robert L. Vivenzio
  • Patent number: 6989989
    Abstract: A power conversion system which uses a plurality of transistors to convert DC power to AC power is made more efficient by the use of liquid refrigerant to cool the transistors. A plurality of passages are formed in a cold plate on which the transistors are mounted, and liquid refrigerant is flashed into the passages to cool the cold plate and the transistors. The liquid refrigerant can by derived from a condenser from an organic rankine cycle or a vapor compression cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: UTC Power LLC
    Inventors: Joost J. Brasz, Bruce P. Biederman
  • Patent number: 6988877
    Abstract: A screw machine (10) has a rotor housing (12) defining overlapping bores (12-1, 12-2). Female rotor (14) is located in bore (12-1) and male rotor (16) is located in bore (12-2). A wear resistant coating is deposited on the tips (14-1, 16-1) of the rotors. A conformable coating is deposited on the valleys (14-2, 16-2) of the rotors. A conformable coating is deposited on the surface of the bores coacting with the rotors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Bush, Clark V. Cooper, Ronald T. Drost, Hong Du, Harry E. Eaton, Hussein E. Khalifa, Keshava B. Kumar, Reng Rong Lin, Philip H. McCluskey, Paula R. DeBlois, legal representative, Raymond DeBlois, deceased
  • Patent number: 6988989
    Abstract: A medical monitoring system includes a central station adapted to receive vital signs data concerning a plurality of patients, and one or more transmitter/receivers associated with the central station. At least one patient monitor is configured to monitor a particular one of the plurality of patients by collecting vital signs data from the particular patient, and configured to establish communications with the central station and communicate the collected vital signs data to the central station via the one or more transmitter/receivers. The at least one patient monitor is operable by a user to identify the particular patient from the plurality of patients, and to inform the central station of the identity of the particular patient. The central station is configured to associate the vital signs data received from the at least one patient monitor with the particular patient. The system, transmitter/receivers and at least one patient monitor may be wireless or wired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Welch Allyn Protocol, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert S. Weiner, James B. Moon, Nhedti L. Colquitt, Eric G. Petersen, William H. Howell, Kenneth G. West
  • Patent number: 6986652
    Abstract: A screw machine (10) has a rotor housing (12) defining overlapping bores (12-1, 12-2). Female rotor (14) is located in bore (12-1) and male rotor (16) is located in bore (12-2). A wear resistant coating is deposited on the tips (14-1, 16-1) of the rotors. A conformable coating is deposited on the valleys (14-2, 16-2) of the rotors. A conformable coating is depsoited on the surface of the bores coacting with the rotors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Bush, Clark V. Cooper, Ronald T. Drost, Hong Du, Harry E. Eaton, Hussein E. Khalifa, Keshava B. Kumar, Reng Rong Lin, Philip H. McCluskey, Paula R. DeBlois, legal representative, Raymond DeBlois, deceased
  • Patent number: 6986251
    Abstract: In a waste heat recovery system wherein an organic rankine cycle system uses waste heat from the fluids of a reciprocating engine, provision is made to continue operation of the engine even during periods when the organic rankine cycle system is inoperative, by providing an auxiliary pump and a bypass for the refrigerant flow around the turbine. Provision is also made to divert the engine exhaust gases from the evaporator during such periods of operation. In one embodiment, the auxiliary pump is made to operate simultaneously with the primary pump during normal operations, thereby allowing the primary pump to operate at lower speeds with less likelihood of cavitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: UTC Power, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Radcliff, Duane McCormick, Joost J. Brasz
  • Patent number: D513736
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Thomas Fox
  • Patent number: D515037
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Fox
  • Patent number: D516026
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Barrett, Christopher Lorenzo Dunn, Grant S. Gibson, Omer Kotzer, Robert T. Lewis, Braxton L. Lathrop, Carl E. Behrend
  • Patent number: D517018
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah Montena
  • Patent number: D517496
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah Montena