Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm William J. Sapone
  • Patent number: 6749332
    Abstract: To solve a problem of a height at a time of stirring a laminated tube solder by a conventional apparatus, makes it easy to keep balance at a time of rotating, and improve a stirring efficiency, a pair of circular supporting plates (7, 7) are fixed to portions near both end portions of a rotation driving shaft (2) which is horizontally supported to a stand (1), the rotation driving shaft (2) is rotated by a drive motor (3), four rotary tubes (8, 8) with opening and closing lids are supported between a pair of circular supporting plates (7, 7), and the rotary tubes (8, 8) are revolved around the rotation driving shaft (2) in a vertical direction while being made rotate around their own axes respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Minami Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takehiko Murakami
  • Patent number: 6750943
    Abstract: An entertainment device which may be used as a promotional vehicle for the sale of beverage products includes a bottle having a sidewall and a vertical axis and a support member rotatably coupled to the bottle for enabling a rotation of the bottle about the axis. A series of closely related fixed images is disposed in a circular array on the sidewall for presenting a user with an apparently moving image during a rotation of the bottle about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Inventors: Mark Pearlman, Gill Zalayet, Erik Legernes
  • Patent number: 6748607
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a breath guard assembly for a helmet which is capable of effectively preventing a formation steam in a helmet shield, removing any inconvenience when wearing a helmet and capable of implementing an easier attaching and detaching operation of a breath guard from a helmet body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: HJC Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Seong-Kug Hong
  • Patent number: 6742473
    Abstract: A machine for coating granular articles and the like includes a rotating drum or a coating pan (1), which receives a predetermined mass of articles to be treated. The machine includes also a tubular manifold (4), whose axis is parallel to the axis of said coating pan (1) and which communicates with an outer first pipe (5). A plurality of perforated hollow bodies (14) extend from said manifold (4) and are dipped into the moving mass of the articles to be treated. A second pipe (6) communicates with the coating pan (1), so as to create a flow of air for ventilating the articles. The perforated hollow bodies (14) are telescopic, so as to allow adjustment of their length in order to change the depth of penetration thereof in the moving mass of the articles inside the coating pan (1). The perforated hollow bodies (14) have a distal part (14b), which is inclined with respect to the hollow body vertical axis and whose cross-section is oblong with pointed ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: G.S. S.r.l. Coating System
    Inventors: Antonio Giogoli, Angelo Scipioni
  • Patent number: 6742192
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an air mask for a helmet of a motorcycle which is selectively detachable by a user of a helmet for protecting a user's head when a user rides a motorcycle, snowmobile, bicycle, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Jtech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yea-Ho Song
  • Patent number: 6740338
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reduced form of Coenzyme Q also known as ubiquinol in oral dosage form such as a gelatin capsule, preferably a soft gelatin capsule. Compositions according to the present invention include storage stable compositions comprising effective amounts of ubiquinol in combination with an amount of a reducing agent effective to maintain ubiquinol in its reduced state when formulated in capsules, tablets and other orally administrable form. Methods of use are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Inventor: Raj K. Chopra
  • Patent number: 6736814
    Abstract: An ultrasonic medical treatment device has a casing, an elongate probe, a transducer assembly, a sheath and a plurality of electrode members. The probe is mounted to and extends from the casing and has an axis and a free end serving as an operative tip. The transducer assembly is mounted to the casing and is operatively connected to the probe for generating vibrations of at least one ultrasonic frequency in the probe. The sheath surrounds the probe. The electrode members are connectable to an RF voltage source and are mounted at least indirectly to the casing so as to permit relative motion between the electrode members and the probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Misonix, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ronald R. Manna, Dan Voic, Theodore A. D. Novak, Scott Isola, Alexander L. Darian
  • Patent number: 6736589
    Abstract: According to the method, single compact discs (1) are removed from a magazine (10) by a pick up group (14) which is carried by a drum (13). The drum (13) rotates continuously on a vertical axis. The pick up group (14) is operated to move in a combined translation motion along a vertical axis and along a circumference around the drum (13), so as to move in a direction opposite to the movement direction imposed by said drum (13), from a first remote position, which is situated forward with respect to a median plane (M), to a close disk taking position. The combined translation motion of the pick up group (14) is continued, so as to bring the removed compact disc (1) to a second remote position. The removed compact disc (1) is then transferred to a conveying line (5) by a corresponding combined translation motion of the pick up group (14) with respect to the movement direction imposed by the drum (13), from a remote forward position to a close position, in which the compact disc (1) is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Inventors: Gianni Sichera, Massimiliano Sichera
  • Patent number: 6736269
    Abstract: In a device for collecting and re-cycling articles sent toward feeding channels, a selecting member is situated downstream of a station where the articles are accumulated, for receiving, in a predetermined way, the articles from the accumulation station. The selecting member selects and holds complying articles, separating them from fragments and from powders associated thereto. A linear conveyor member, situated downstream of the selecting member, receives the complying articles and sends them in ordered way to inlets of the feeding channels. Collecting means are situated downstream of the inlets for receiving, from the linear conveyor member, the exceeding articles situated near the inlets. Transferring means receive, from the collecting means, the exceeding articles and transfer them to an initial section of the selecting member, so that the articles are collected, recycled and their compliance is verified again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Marchesini Group S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Monti
  • Patent number: 6732711
    Abstract: To reduce the number of the fuel distribution pipes and fuel joints to make the cost for them inexpensive, a fuel distribution pipe is provided with a fuel distribution passage with one end being opened by a fuel introduction hole, a plurality of injection valve insertion holes positioned apart from a longitudinal axial line of the fuel distribution passage toward one side by a predetermined amount, having longitudinal axial lines thereof crossing orthogonally to the longitudinal axial line, and having a leading end open toward one side a plurality of mounting bosses formed orthogonally to a cross section including the longitudinal axial lines and, and each having an upper end surfaces and a lower end surfaces uniformly protruding upward and, downward a predetermined amount from the longitudinal axial line, and mounting holes provided in the mounting bosses apart from the longitudinal axial line toward one side by a predetermined amount, at least two fuel distribution pipes being prepared, the fuel introducti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Keihin Corporation
    Inventor: Yoichi Yanagii
  • Patent number: 6734586
    Abstract: In an alternator having a vacuum pump capable of improving a cooling characteristic, and having a rotary shaft supported by bearings installed in a rear bracket of the alternator, a housing of the vacuum pump has vanes and a rotation rotor is installed on the rotary shaft. A pump bracket is assembled to a lower portion of the housing and includes a packing inserted in an outer circumferential portion of a center shaft hole of the pump bracket for implementing a sealing operation in surface-contact with the rear bracket. A certain space is formed between the packing and the shaft hole for preventing a heat transfer, and a heat radiating unit is installed in a lower surface of the pump bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Valeo Mando Electrical Systems Korea Limited
    Inventors: Dong-Won Seo, Hyun-Cheol Lee, Kyung-Sik Choi, Hyung-Tae Bang, Byung-Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 6732635
    Abstract: A coffee pot has a strainer (3) in the form of a bag which extends down into the pot (1). Ground coffee (6) is first poured into the pot (1), and then hot water (5) is filled into the pot, causing the coffee (6) to be stirred up and to be mixed with the water, so that the coffee extraction takes place in a gentle and effective manner. Over time, the ground coffee (6) quietly precipitates on the bottom of the pot. When the coffee is poured out of the pot, the coffee grounds (6) are retained in the pot by the strainer element (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Eva Denmark A/S
    Inventors: Claus Jensen, Henrik Peter Holbaek
  • Patent number: 6730677
    Abstract: Compounds of general structural formula (1) are shown to have AMPA receptor enhancing properties. The compounds are useful for such therapeutic purposes as facilitating the learning of behaviors dependent upon AMPA receptors, and in treating conditions, such as memory impairment, in which AMPA receptors, or synapses utilizing these receptors, are reduced in numbers or efficiency. They may also be used to enhance excitatory synaptic activity in order to restore an imbalance between brain subregions, as in treatment of schizophrenia or schizophreniform behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Gary A. Rogers, Christopher M. Marrs
  • Patent number: 6730014
    Abstract: In a medical treatment method, magnetic elements are injected into organic tissues of a patient. The magnetic elements are disposed, upon injection, on opposite sides of tissues or a hole to be closed or collapsed. Owing to magnetic attraction between the magnetic elements, the organic tissues of the patient are drawn together to constrict tissues or to close or collapse a wound or vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Inventor: Peter J. Wilk
  • Patent number: 6731037
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a housing assembly structure of a starter motor for a vehicle which is capable of implementing an easier assembling operation of a magnet switch and a lever in a finished assembling line of a starter motor based on a shape change of a housing in a housing with a magnet switch which is attached to a front bracket of a starter motor for thereby operating a lever and decreasing a fabrication cost of a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Valeo Mando Electrical Systems
    Inventors: Soo-Sin Kim, Sang-Hyuk An, Jong-In Lee, Byung-Chan Seo, Jae-Cheol Lee
  • Patent number: 6729982
    Abstract: A table tennis table has a main panel defining a playing surface and a pair of opposing edges. A frame is connected to the playing surface for supporting the playing surface in a horizontal orientation, a pair of substantially rigid auxiliary panels, and adjustable mounting elements mounting the auxiliary panels to the frame along respective ones of the edges so that the auxiliary panels each have a first orientation extending substantially perpendicularly relative to the main panel and an alternate second orientation substantially coplanar with the main panel to extend the playing surface of the main panel. A table tennis net is connected perpendicular to the playing surface and extends transversely along a midline thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Wilk Patent Development Corp.
    Inventors: Richard Appelbaum, Peter J. Wilk
  • Patent number: 6723310
    Abstract: The invention provides a hair conditioning formulation useful in repairing split ends comprising: (a) an amphoteric or cationic guar gum; and (b) a Necon fatty dialkyl amine salt, wherein the formulation contains natural or synthetic gums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventors: Albert Zofchak, John C. Carson
  • Patent number: D490099
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Inventor: Finn Nielsen
  • Patent number: D490477
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Allstar Marketing Group, LLC
    Inventor: Howard Boilen
  • Patent number: D491214
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Inventor: Finn Nielsen