Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Webb Ziesenheim Logsdon Orkin & Hanson, P.C.
  • Patent number: 7003847
    Abstract: A door closer comprising a housing, a member for driving engagement with a door, the member being rotatable relative to the housing in a door opening direction and in a door closing direction, a spring apparatus within the housing providing a resilient bias, the resilient bias being increased by rotation of the member in the door opening direction and a check device for controlling rotation of the member in the door closing direction and hence closure of the door under the action of the spring apparatus, the door closer having a back check comprising a piston member movable in a cylinder from an initial position against resistance of a fluid medium by rotation of the rotatable member in the opening direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Jebron Limited
    Inventor: Peter Edward Brown
  • Patent number: 6966955
    Abstract: A weldable structural steel product having TiN and ZrN precipitates, which contains, in terms of percent by weight, 0.03 to 0.17% C, 0.01 to 0.5% Si, 0.4 to 2.0% Mn, 0.005 to 0.2% Ti, 0.0005 to 0.1% Al, 0.001 to 0.03% Zr, 0.008 to 0.030% N, 0.0003 to 0.01% B, 0.001 to 0.2% W, at most 0.03% P, at most 0.03% S, at most 0.01% O, and balance Fe and incidental impurities while satisfying conditions of 1.2?Ti/N?2.5, 0.3?Zr/N?2.0, 10?N/B?40, 2.5?Al/N?7, and 6.8?(Ti+Zr+2Al+4B)/N?17, and having a microstructure essentially consisting of a complex structure of ferrite and pearlite having a grain size of 20 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Posco
    Inventors: Hae-Chang Choi, Hong-Chul Jeong
  • Patent number: 6953208
    Abstract: A drain support plate for mounting and securing a drain assembly to a deck in a building structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Zurn Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Warnecke
  • Patent number: 6951097
    Abstract: Disclosed is a burner apparatus comprising an inner tube defining a second channel and an outer tube defining a first channel surrounding the inner tube, air supplying means for supplying air to the first channel and the second channel, and gas supplying means for supplying fuel gas to the first channel and the second channel, either the first channel or the second channel being used as a main combustion channel and the other being used as a pilot combustion channel, the main combustion channel and the pilot combustion channel receiving the supply of fuel gas for combusting it. A plurality of first supply openings for supplying the fuel gas into the main combustion channel are distributed in the main combustion channel in a direction away from the pilot combustion channel. Discharging resistance of the fuel gas from each first supply opening due to passage of the oxygen-containing gas is set so as to increase as being distant from the pilot combustion channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Moriya, Tsutomu Wakabayashi, Takahiro Sako, Yuji Nakamura, Shonosuke Koga, Masamichi Ippommatsu, Seiichi Ito, Kazuo Suzuki, Kazuo Shimodaira
  • Patent number: 6951615
    Abstract: A grease removal system includes a solid interceptor fluidly coupled to a grease trap tank, which is fluidly coupled to a secondary tank. The secondary tank contains an enzyme solution which biodegrades the grease. The grease removal system may also include a solid interceptor fluidly coupled to a grease trap tank which is fluidly coupled to a replaceable container. Grease is diverted from the grease trap tank into the replaceable container and thereafter discarded. The grease removal system may include a grease trap tank utilizing a unique arrangement of grease baffles and solids baffles which work together to isolate grease within a single region of the grease trap tank for ease of disposal. Finally, the grease removal system includes two level sensors which detect the level of grease within the grease trap tank and, at the appropriate level direct the accumulated grease from the grease trap tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Zurn Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Tripodi, Carl R. Nicolia, Douglas R. Wroblewski, Robert J. Burnham
  • Patent number: 6946438
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new means for the treatment of focal ischemic cerebral infarction (ischemic stroke). It has been found that reduction of ?2-antiplasmin leads to a significantly smaller focal cerebral infarct size. The invention therefore provides the use of compounds that reduce ?2-antiplasmin concentration or activity in vivo, for the preparation of a therapeutical composition for the treatment of focal cerebral ischemic infarction (ischemic stroke).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignees: Leuven Research & Development VZQ
    Inventors: Nobuo Nagai, Désiré José Collen
  • Patent number: 6946592
    Abstract: A plectrum for a stringed musical instrument having a plurality of conductive strings is provided with a non-conductive body and a conductive tip. The conductive tip is sized so as to fleetingly contact a string when the string is plucked with a plectrum. The tip is electrically connected to a monitoring circuitry which provides a triggering signal each time the tip contacts any of the strings. A transmitter and receiver arrangement is provided to monitor the contact of the tip with the strings and generate the triggering signal. The triggering signal is in turn received by a signal processing apparatus which modifies the audio signal output from the stringed musical instrument under control of the triggering signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Steve Chick Research Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Steve Chick
  • Patent number: 6946038
    Abstract: A weldable structural steel product having fine complex precipitates of TiN and MnS is provided which contains, in terms of percent by weight, 0.03 to 0.17% C, 0.01 to 0.05% Si, 1.0 to 2.5% Mn, 0.05 to 0.2% Ti, 0.0005 to 0.1% Al, 0.008 to 0.030% N, 0.0003 to 0.01% B, 0.001 to 0.2% W, at most 0.03% P, 0.003 to 0.05% S, at most 0.005% O, and balance Fe and incidental impurities while satisfying conditions of 1.2?Ti/N?2.5, 10?N/B?40, 2.5?Al/N?7, 6.5?(Ti+2Al+4B)/N?14, and 220?Mn/S?400. The steel has a microstructure consisting essentially of a complex structure of ferrite and pearlite having a grain size of 20 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Posco
    Inventors: Hong-Chul Jeong, Hae-Chang Choi, Wung-Yong Choo
  • Patent number: 6944628
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for addressing a person or organization via electronic means, wherein the addresses of people and/or organizations are stored in a database, wherein the addresses from the database are linked to publicly accessible data such as name, telephone numbers, fax number and/or postal codes, and a method for processing and/or sending in electronic manner one or more e-mail messages wherein the addresses of people and/or organisations are stored in a database, and wherein the addresses from the database are linked to publicly accessible data such as name, telephone numbers, fax number and/or postal codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventor: Anthony Jacques Louis De Breed
  • Patent number: 6943066
    Abstract: An electronic device is formed from electronic elements deposited on a substrate. The electronic elements are deposited on the substrate by advancing the substrate through a plurality of deposition vacuum vessels, with each deposition vacuum vessel having at least one material deposition source and a shadowmask positioned therein. The material from at least one material deposition source positioned in each deposition vacuum vessel is deposited on the substrate through the shadowmask positioned in the deposition vacuum vessel to form on the substrate a circuit comprised of an array of electronic elements. The circuit is formed solely by the successive deposition of materials on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Advantech Global, LTD
    Inventors: Thomas P. Brody, Paul R. Malmberg, David J. Stapleton, Robert E. Stapleton
  • Patent number: 6939623
    Abstract: The steel plate is manufactured from a composition comprising C, N and S in an amount of 0.0150% by weight or less in total; Mn in an amount of 0.2 to 0.8% by weight; Al inan amount of 0.6% by weight or less; Si in an amount of 0.4% by weight or less; Cu and/or Sn in an amount of 0.1 to 0.6% by weight in total; and Fe for the remainder, and inevitably present elements, whereby the steel plate can show excellent electromagnetic shield effect and hot-dip galvanization properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignees: POSCO, Research Institute of Industrial Science & Technology
    Inventors: Eel-Young Kim, Jae-Young Lee, Jin-Gun Sohn, Noi-Ha Cho, Young-Jin Kwak, Soon-Joo Kwon, Yong-Min Kim, Jung-Sik Lee
  • Patent number: PP15940
    Abstract: A new and distinct Rhododendron hybrid plant used as a rootstock that exhibits hardy and vigorous growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Inkarho GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Preil, Rainer Ebbinghaus
  • Patent number: PP15954
    Abstract: A new and distinct early flowering Sanvitalia plant with bright yellow-orange colored flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Grunewald Veredlings, B.V.
    Inventor: Ralf Schräder
  • Patent number: PP15957
    Abstract: A new and distinct rootstock variety of Prunus named ‘VSV-1’ that is characterized by vigor and strength, the ability to serve well as rootstock that is compatible with peach and plum, resistance to drought, cold and heat and the ability to propagate well by stool beds in addition to other methods. In combination these traits set the new cultivar apart from all other existing varieties of Prunus rootstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Varieties International, LLC
    Inventor: Guennadi Eremin
  • Patent number: PP15967
    Abstract: A new and distinct Rhododendron hybrid plant used as a rootstock or flowering shrub that exhibits hardy and vigorous growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Inkarho GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Preil, Rainer Ebbinghaus
  • Patent number: PP15995
    Abstract: A new and distinct rootstock variety of Prunus named ‘VVA-1’ that is characterized by a dwarf habit, resistance to low temperatures, the ability to serve well as rootstock that is compatible with other crops, and the ability to propagate well. In combination these traits set the new cultivar apart from all other existing varieties of Prunus rootstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Varieties International, LLC
    Inventor: Guennadi Eremin
  • Patent number: D510366
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Kuboto Corporation
    Inventors: Junta Kuwae, Tomoaki Miyake
  • Patent number: D511580
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Epic Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas G. Ryan, Robert C. Paul
  • Patent number: PP16173
    Abstract: A new and distinct Interspecific Prunus hybrid plant used as a rootstock that exhibits dwarf-like productive growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Consortium Deutscher Baumschulen GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Gruppe, Hanna Schmidt
  • Patent number: RE39034
    Abstract: A purified polypeptide which provides for initial binding of sperm to oocyte investments and has an active amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:12 (Cys-Gln-Ser-Leu-Gln-Glu-Tyr-Leu-Ala-Glu-Gln-Asn-Gln-Arg-Gln-Leu-Glu-Ser-Asn-Lys-Ile-Pro-Glu-Val-Asp-Leu-Ala-Arg-Val-Val-Ala-Pro-Phe-Met-Ser-Asn-Ile-Pro-Leu-Leu-Leu-Tyr-Pro-Gln-Asp-Arg-Pro-Arg-Ser-Gln-Pro-Gln-Pro-Lys-Ala-Asn-Glu-Asp-Val-Cys); or SEQ ID NO:13 (Cys-Glu-Ser-Leu-Gln-Lys-His-Leu-Ala-Glu-Leu-Asn-His-Gln-Lys-Gln-Leu-Glu-Ser-Asn-Lys-Ile-Pro-Glu-Leu-Asp-Met-Thr-Glu-Val-Val-Ala-Pro-Phe-Met-Ala-Asn-Ile-Pro-Leu-Leu-Leu-Tyr-Pro-Gln-Asp-Gly-Pro-Arg-Ser-Lys-Pro-Gln-Pro-Lys-Asp-Asn-Gly-Asp-Val-Cys); or the shorter but biologically active SEQ ID NO:1 and SEQ ID NO:9 (Tyr-Pro-Gln-Asp-Arg-X-Arg-Ser-Gln-Pro-Gln-Pro-Lys-Ala-Asn, where X is Thr or Pro).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Roy H. Hammerstedt, Guy F. Barbato, Palmer Cramer