Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm William J. Sapone
  • Patent number: 6715648
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ice cream dispenser which is directed to effectively discharging an ice cream from the interior of a dispensing container without any transformation and damage of the dispensing container by providing a lid which slides in the interior of the body of the dispensing container and a pressing device which transfers a uniform pressure to the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: Hui-Taek Kim
  • Patent number: 6713445
    Abstract: The HIV-1 envelope protein gp120 is toxic to rodent and human neurons by indirect mechanisms requiring accessory glial cells. Chemokines are known to block gp120 interactions with chemokine receptors on T cells, macrophanges, and microglia, thereby preventing viral infection. Gp120-induced neuronal killing in rat hippocampal cultures was partially or completely prevented by a specific short peptides related to chemokines, specially IKEYFTS (SEQ. ID NO: 2) and LESYT (SEQ. ID NO: 1). These peptides thus have use in the treatment of neurological degenerative diseases having symptoms associated with neuronal cell death.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Advanced Immuni T, Inc.
    Inventors: Candace Pert, Michael Ruff
  • Patent number: 6712582
    Abstract: A centrifugal fan mounted in a laptop computer is assembled to include a casing having an intake opening and a horn-shaped outlet opening for increasing the air outflow, an impeller rotatably mounted in the casing with a reduced diameter and bared inner space for increasing the air capacity, and fan blades attached to the impeller, wherein each of fan blades is chipped at the rim for lowering the noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kuo-Cheng Lin, Bok-Haw Chang, Yu-Hung Huang
  • Patent number: 6712605
    Abstract: Gas burner for a cooking hob, comprising a burner body provided with a plurality of openings for entry of primary air, a flame-dividing element which defines together with the burner body and air/gas mixing chamber, a gas injector which is mounted on the cooking hob, for injecting gas inside the mixing chamber, and a converging/diverging duct which defines a Venturi tube located downstream of the gas injector for drawing air into the mixing chamber. In accordance with the present invention, the burner body, the flame-dividing element and the converging/diverging duct consist of a single monolithic structure in the form of a pressed sheet-metal casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Inventor: Paolo Moresco
  • Patent number: 6708698
    Abstract: A curler for hairstyles and permanent waves includes an elongated body, with cross sections similar to an elliptical profile and changing continuously from a minimum to a maximum extension, in relation to a selected rate. The body has opposite heads and intermediate and central portions situated between said heads. An elastic strip is stretched longitudinally to the curler elongated body and touch the heads while leaving an open space in the remaining part of the curler elongated body for locks of hair to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Inventor: Mauro Catini
  • Patent number: 6702173
    Abstract: When a movement of a film-like printing body is stopped for a longer time than the normal time because of generation of trouble or the like, heat of hot plates for full heating is prevented from being transmitted to the film-like printing body. All of the hot plates (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) for preheating and full heating are moved downward, and a warp inhibiting body (27) is moved upward. Further, a shutter (34) for shutting off heat is inserted between the film-like printing body (2) and the full heating hot plates (6, 7). Further, at this time, a cold blast is blown to the shutter (34) for shutting off the heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Minami Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takehiko Murakami
  • Patent number: 6701979
    Abstract: In a machine (1) for filling containers with a liquid substance, a rotating head (2) is carried rotatingly by a stationary structure (3) and a liquid substance delivering chamber (4) is made inside the rotating head (2). A plurality of distributors (6) are arranged along the edge of the rotating head (2) for delivering the liquid substance to filling nozzles (7) associated with the rotating head (2). A basin (30) is associated to the stationary structure (3) for collecting a sterilizing liquid introduced into the distributors (6) and flowing in the nozzles (7) for sterilizing, by washing, the distributors (6) and the nozzles (7). The basin (30) is closed by a cover (32), fastened to the rotating head (2). A plurality of vertical tubes (34) pass tightly through the cover (32) and extend inside the basin (30), so as to be connected to the nozzles (7) and to the distributors (6) by flexible pipes (25A, 25B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: I.M.A. Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giovanni Servadei, Giancarlo Ori
  • Patent number: 6701638
    Abstract: A machine for the conditioning of laminar flexible products such as industrial hides and skins, including at least one conditioning unit crossed by the products to be processed, blowers for blowing and extracting air directed toward products, and a series of air jets blowing simultaneously on both sides of the products under treatment in a transverse direction with respect to the advancement direction of the products. The products are caused to advance along a substantially horizontal plane by means of pairs of annular threads uniformly distributed across the useful width of the conditioning paths. The threads of each pair are placed on opposite sides and in contact with the products to support and transfer them along the path leaving their side surfaces substantially free. As an alternative, the advancement means are formed by pairs of endless belts in mutually facing relationship to firmly hold the products while permitting passage of blown air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Officine di Cartigliano SpA
    Inventor: Antonio Polato
  • Patent number: 6695134
    Abstract: A joint for toothed belt aimed at conveying articles, with the belt including an inner central layer, which defines the belt body, an upper layer, which defines a surface for receiving articles to be conveyed, and a lower layer featuring teeth, includes: first connecting mechanism, attached in an irremovable way to the central layer in the area of the terminal section of a belt first edge to be joined; second connecting mechanism, attached irremovably to the central layer in the area of the terminal section of a belt second edge to be joined. After the first edge had been moved close to the second edge to complete a closed loop formed by the belt, the first connecting mechanism and second connecting mechanism engage with each other and are reciprocally locked in a removable way by locking mechanism, acting crosswise to the belt in the area of the central layer, to join the first edge and second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Vision Tech S.r.l.
    Inventors: Carmen Rubino, Attilio Rubino, Michele Barone, Damiano Dondarini, Marco Verri
  • Patent number: 6696499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for reducing adhesions associated with post-operative surgery. The present method comprises administering or affixing a polymeric composition preferably comprising chain extended, coupled or crosslinked polyester/poly(oxyalkylene) ABA triblocks or AB diblocks having favorable EO/LA ratios to a site in the body which has been subjected to trauma, e.g. by surgery, excision or inflammatory disease. In the present invention, the polymeric material provides a barrier to prevent or reduce the extent of adhesions forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Life Medical Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Cohn, Eli Pines, Anna Hotovely
  • Patent number: 6691492
    Abstract: An elevator device in a machine for forming packs of rolls includes an auxiliary plate member, situated between wrapping sheet folders and a constraining plate of a conveying line. The auxiliary plate member moves vertically between a lower end position near and above the folders, and an upper end position in alignment with the constraining plate. When an elevation plate is raised to push a group of rolls partially wrapped with a wrapping sheet against the constraining plate, the auxiliary plate member keeps the rolls and the sheet firm and is moved synchronously with the plate thus carrying the group of rolls and the sheet upwards until they are received within holding means of a conveying line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: Gianluiigi Gamberini
  • Patent number: 6688507
    Abstract: An eyeglass holding assembly has a first element having a first diameter, and a second element having a second diameter, the second diameter being smaller than the first diameter. A hinge is fixedly engaged to the first element and hingedly engaged to the second element. The hinge preferably has a spring for biasing the second element into close proximity with the first element. In use, an arm of a pair of eyeglasses is slipped between the first and second elements such the pair of eyeglasses are supported by the first element and are retained by the second element which is in proximity with the first element to limit inadvertent upward movement of the eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventor: Corinne McCormack
  • Patent number: 6684702
    Abstract: A method for detecting an obstruction in a flow duct is provided. The method includes the steps of directing gas through at least one port of the flow duct, measuring a flow noise level of the gas directed through the at least one port, and comparing the noise level with a predetermined noise level. In the event that the flow noise level exceeds the predetermined noise level by at least a threshold amount, then the method includes the step of indicating the presence of an obstruction in the at least one port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: McMaster University
    Inventor: Samir Ziada
  • Patent number: 6683220
    Abstract: A process for producing substantially optically pure sertraline utilizes chromatographic separation on a solid stationary chiral phase of spherical clay particles having an interlayer containing an optically pure metal-organic complex, and a liquid mobile phase preferably containing at least methyl acetate. The liquid mobile phase is preferably free of acetonitrile. The process is operable at temperatures above 40° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Pfizer, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Berger, Raphael Duval, Philippe Taillasson, Ingo Weber, Alexander Wick
  • Patent number: 6681967
    Abstract: This method is applied in men stocking boarding units including an implement bearing several boarding shapes and suited to be led into a steam boarding chamber defined by two shells, movable with respect to each other into a mutual opening and closing position. The method provides for grasping the stocking inserted on a relevant boarding shape, in correspondence with the cuff of said stocking and on opposing sides of boarding shape itself, inside said boarding chamber, by means of opposing gripping means bound to shells of boarding chamber. Upon boarding unit shells closure, said gripping means are elastically deformed and stretch the stocking leg on the boarding shape to a preset length. The stocking leg is kept stretched during the boarding phase inside the boarding chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Inventor: Carmelo Angelo Cortese
  • Patent number: 6679031
    Abstract: According to a method for forming a blister band (1) for blister pack (10) in blistering machines (M), a band (1) of heat-formable material is moved stepwise through a preheating station (5), a forming station (6), where a regular series of blisters (20) is formed, a filling station (8), where the blisters (20) are filled with relative articles, a sealing station (9), in which the blister band is sealed with a covering band (11), and a cutting off station (13), where the blister band is cut into single blister packs (10). The method includes gradual heating, during the stepwise movement of the band (1) in the preheating station (5), of selected areas (24a, 24b, 24c) of the band (1). The areas (24a, 24b, 24c) are distributed regularly within a cold grid-like zone and have an extent suitably bigger than the extent of the blisters (2) made in the region of the heated areas (24a, 24b, 24c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: I.M.A. Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A.
    Inventor: Pierluigi Tampieri
  • Patent number: D485660
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Valbrenta SRL
    Inventor: Laura Mocellin
  • Patent number: D487540
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventor: Laura Mocellin
  • Patent number: D487558
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventor: Erik Nielsen
  • Patent number: D488873
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Trend Groups S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Bisazza