Patents Represented by Attorney Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, LLP
  • Patent number: 7437195
    Abstract: A method for treating a subject is provided, including receiving a sensor signal responsive to the subject eating, analyzing the sensor signal, and driving a current into tissue of the subject responsive to analyzing the signal. The current is typically driven into muscle tissue of the subject's stomach (20). Preferably, receiving the sensor signal includes sensing electrical potential change generated responsive to contraction of a muscle such as a stomach muscle of the subject. In a preferred embodiment, the sensor signal is analyzed with respect to the timing of ingestion, and a level of compliance of the subject with a desired ingestion schedule is determined. As appropriate, a parameter of the current driven into the tissue may be configured such that the application of the current to the tissue induces in the subject a sensation of satiation, discomfort, nausea, or vertigo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Metalure N.V.
    Inventors: Shai Policker, Ricardo Aviv, Ophir Bitton
  • Patent number: 7416256
    Abstract: In order to improve seating comfort and vibration absorbency, a structure including a first torsion bar unit 70 disposed in the rear of a seat cushion, and a second torsion bar unit 80 disposed in the front of the seat cushion, and a base net 60 stretched between a rear supporting frame 74 of the first torsion bar unit 70 and a front supporting frame 84 of the second torsion bar unit 80, is provided. Owing to the elastic force of a front torsion bar 81 of the second torsion bar unit 80 positioned in the front of the seat, a sense of stroke at the time of seating is enhanced. Owing to the elastic force of a rear torsion bar 71 of the first torsion bar unit 70 positioned in the rear of the seat, similarly to the conventional structure, a load of a seated person can be sufficiently received and a stable seating comfort can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Delta Tooling Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Etsunori Fujita, Seiji Kawasaki, Yasuhide Takata
  • Patent number: 7413058
    Abstract: An active slide (10) for doors of lifts' cabins, comprising a linearly developing blade, vertically oriented, featuring respective ends folded according to the same angle, connected in an articulated manner with a carriage (12) connected to a driving engine by means of a cogged belt (14) and a lever (16) through elastic means (20), said slide cooperating with a balancing hook (18) and an unlock lever (22); the unlock lever (22) is operatively connected to electrically activating means (24) provided with a cam (26) or the like for striking the free end of the lever itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Sematic Italia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Roberto Zappa
  • Patent number: 7402813
    Abstract: A gamma ray camera system is provided, which includes a lens system comprising at least one crystal diffraction lens, and a camera. The camera is configured to perform gamma ray imaging of a first region of a volume of interest using the lens system, and perform gamma ray imaging of a second region of the volume of interest without using the lens system. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Spectrum Dynamics LLC
    Inventors: Shlomo Ben-Haim, Benny Rousso, Shahram Moaddeb
  • Patent number: 7389630
    Abstract: The present invention automatically and continuously packs women's sanitary products, paper diapers, and the like in a sealed manner and is installed in toilets of hotels, public toilets, and the like used by general public. When a trash is put in, film pull-out rollers (50), (60) are rotated by a motor (70) and films (31), (41) are pulled out from film feed rollers (30), (40). When passing between film pull-out rollers (50), (60), the trash is sealingly packed between the two films (31), (41). Therefore, since the trash can be automatically packed in a sealed manner and a clean state is maintained, the present invention is suitable for installation in toilets of hotels, public toilets, and the like used by general public.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Kyoritsu Siyaku Corporation
    Inventor: Yoichi Nakano
  • Patent number: 7379712
    Abstract: A wearable device comprises one or more circuit substrates comprising electrically conductive parts, a radio unit and a loop antenna coupled to the radio unit. The loop antenna comprises a conductor formed into a loop, wherein the electrically conductive parts of at least one of said one or more circuit substrates substantially act as a ground plane for the loop antenna. Said at least one circuit substrate is positioned substantially on the same plane with the loop and such that at least the electrically conductive parts of said at least one circuit substrate are within an area defined by the loop when said at least one circuit substrate and the loop are observed perpendicularly with respect to a plane of the loop in order to minimize the ground plane effect of the electrically conductive parts of said at least one circuit substrate on the loop antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Suunto Oy
    Inventor: Timo Saarnimo
  • Patent number: 7356420
    Abstract: Analyzing system for the detection of reducing and oxidizing gases in a carrier gas, wherein the detection means are sensors based on semiconductor-type metal oxides that work in the absence of oxygen. The system includes means for connecting to a chamber which contains the sensors, and moreover in that the processing and control include a system of real-time recognition of the gases, which provides a diagram in which the measurements taken on the carrier gas are situated and identified. The analyzing system permits analysis of the gas in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Sociedad Epanola De Carburos Metalicas, S.A.
    Inventors: Xavier Vilanova, Xavier Correig, Eduard Llobet, Jesús Brezmes, Raul Calavia, Xavier Sanchez
  • Patent number: 7347079
    Abstract: WHEEL RECONDITIONING DEVICE, composed of a base (1), from whose upper facing extends a vertical, rear column (2), from which extend forward one upper cross brace (3) and one intermediate cross brace (4), the latter equipped with axles (5) and (6) for the positioning and fixation of the wheel, and which interconnect with the upper cross brace (3) by means of a frontal, vertical and mobile column (11), and additional swinging cross brace (13) connected to the upper cross brace (3), responsible for the fixation of the wheel in the desired position for use of the hydraulic jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Indústria de Màquinas e Ferramentas Carjac Ltda.
    Inventor: Vicente Moreno Moreno
  • Patent number: 7341347
    Abstract: In a fundus image display system, a fundus image, time information and a tool bar are displayed on a monitor screen. In case where the tool bar overlaps with the fundus image or the time information, the tool bar is made transparent in the overlapped portion so at to perceive the fundus image and the time information with eyes, and a smooth diagnosis is possible, watching the fundus image, thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignees: Kowa Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken Jo Pearson, Yutaka Mizukusa
  • Patent number: 7342035
    Abstract: In particular, zolmitriptan or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, which includes a) Preparation of the diazonium salt of the aniline hydrochloride (II); followed by reduction and acidification to give hydrazine (III); b) In situ Reaction of the hydrazine hydrochloride (III) with ?-keto-?-valerolactone, to give the hydrazone (IV); c) Fischer indole synthesis of the hydrazone (IV), to give the pyranoindolone of formula (V); d) Transesterification of the pyranoindolone (V) to provide the compound (VI), in which R means a straight or branched C1-C4 alkyl; e) Conversion of the hydroxyl group of the compound (VI) into dimethylamino to give the indolecarboxylate (VII), in which R means a straight or branched C1-C4 alkyl; f) Saponification of the 2-carboalkoxy group of the compound (VII), to provide indolecarboxylic acid (VIII); g) Decarboxylation of the indolecarboxylic acid (VIII), to provide zolmitriptan and, eventually, to provide a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Inke, S.A.
    Inventors: Montserrat Armengol Asparo, Pere Dalmases Barjoan
  • Patent number: 7331485
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing materials is provided including a container for holding the material to be dispensed, a plurality of frame portions for holding decorative items, locking apparatus for locking the frame portions to the container, and a dispensing means for dispensing materials from the container. The dispenser also includes a base for receiving the container and frame portions, a memory device for playing a sound when the dispenser is removed from the base, and a switch for activating the memory device when the container is removed from the base. The plurality of frames each contain an aperture and each aperture contains an inner edge operable to lock onto the container. The frames each contain clips to lock onto each other and hold the container. The dispenser includes a dispensing mechanism and the base includes an opening for receiving the dispensing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Inventors: Christopher Peterson, Daniel James Lewis
  • Patent number: D564820
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Design Display Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathon A. Loew
  • Patent number: D567126
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Suzhou Sate Auto Electronic Co.
    Inventor: Yong Zheng
  • Patent number: D568102
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Design Mix Collections, S.L.
    Inventor: Martin Ruiz de Azúa
  • Patent number: D569254
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Lumson S.p.A.
    Inventor: Matteo Moretti
  • Patent number: D569727
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Lumson S.p.A.
    Inventor: Matteo Moretti
  • Patent number: D570221
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Lumson S.p.A.
    Inventor: Matteo Moretti
  • Patent number: D570616
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Play, S.A.
    Inventor: Joaquin Jané Stopp
  • Patent number: D577794
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Industrias Ramon Soler, S.A.
    Inventors: Jordi Sanz Fernandez, Xavier Ferret Picazo
  • Patent number: D589268
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Play S.A.
    Inventor: Joaquin Jane Stopp