Patents by Inventor Jacek Kowalski

Jacek Kowalski has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10390681
    Abstract: A dishwasher comprises a chassis having a base, a tub supported on the base and at least partially defining a treating chamber having an access opening, a door having a door height extending between a door upper end and a door lower end, a hinge pivotally mounting the door to the chassis for pivotal movement between a closed position, wherein the access opening is closed, and an opened position, wherein the access opening is opened, a non-racking decorative cover having a cover height extending between a cover upper end and a cover lower end; and a slide assembly mounting the decorative cover to the door to move the decorative cover upwardly from a retracted position to an extended position as the door is pivoted from the closed position to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Grzegorz Klusek, Sebastian Jan Chwalibog, Jacek Kowalski
  • Patent number: 10315059
    Abstract: A back pressure flap valve arrangement is disclosed. The arrangement comprises a housing (101) having an inlet opening (102) and an outlet opening (103) adapted for connection of the housing (101) to a ducting (200), and at least one side wall (104) extending along a flow direction through the housing (101) from the inlet opening (102) to the outlet opening (103). A flap (1) is pivotably hinged about a shaft (5) thereby being movable between an open position and a closed position, said shaft (5) extending transverse the flow direction. At least one locking device (10) is fixedly mounted to the side wall (104) and comprises a locking pin (14) and a stopping member (12). The locking pin (14) is movable between a retracted position and a locking position, and being biased towards said locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NEDERMAN HOLDING AB
    Inventors: Bartosz Kowalski, Jacek Czyzewski, Christian Norman, Klaus Bihlet
  • Publication number: 20190000295
    Abstract: A dishwasher comprises a chassis having a base, a tub supported on the base and at least partially defining a treating chamber having an access opening, a door having a door height extending between a door upper end and a door lower end, a hinge pivotally mounting the door to the chassis for pivotal movement between a closed position, wherein the access opening is closed, and an opened position, wherein the access opening is opened, a non-racking decorative cover having a cover height extending between a cover upper end and a cover lower end; and a slide assembly mounting the decorative cover to the door to move the decorative cover upwardly from a retracted position to an extended position as the door is pivoted from the closed position to the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Grzegorz Klusek, Sebastian Jan Chwalibog, Jacek Kowalski
  • Patent number: 8870193
    Abstract: The invention is a dry surface skiing apparatus including a leading self-steering swivel caster and trailing non self-steering swivel caster. It offers major safety improvements compared to the existing prior art. Its operation closer resembles modern carving ski and eliminates problems such as swivel caster flutter and undesirable drift effect with rotary turns. It also adds the ability to brake. Elimination of flutter is achieved by application of non self-steering trailing swivel caster which is cross connected to the leading self-steering swivel casters by a steering system. The ground friction of the wheel in the trailing swivel caster dampens the flutter. At the same time since the rear wheel turns in the opposite way to the front wheel, a carved turn is achieved in a similar manner to flexing a carving ski along its entire length. In order to facilitate braking wing like members are attached to the outer edge of each ski which allow transmitting friction of ski pole tips to the ski platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Jacek Kowalski
  • Publication number: 20130106069
    Abstract: The invention is a dry surface skiing apparatus including a leading self-steering swivel caster and trailing non self-steering swivel caster. It offers major safety improvements compared to the existing prior art. Its operation closer resembles modern carving ski and eliminates problems such as swivel caster flutter and undesirable drift effect with rotary turns. It also adds the ability to brake. Elimination of flutter is achieved by application of non self-steering trailing swivel caster which is cross connected to the leading self-steering swivel casters by a steering system. The ground friction of the wheel in the trailing swivel caster dampens the flutter. At the same time since the rear wheel turns in the opposite way to the front wheel, a carved turn is achieved in a similar manner to flexing a carving ski along its entire length. In order to facilitate braking wing like members are attached to the outer edge of each ski which allow transmitting friction of ski pole tips to the ski platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Jacek Kowalski
  • Publication number: 20120249467
    Abstract: An appliance having a touch user interface that includes a touch panel with a touch area and a printed circuit board with a capacitive touch sensor trace and wherein the printed circuit board is mounted to the touch panel such that the capacitive touch sensor trace is aligned with the touch area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: BARTLOMIEJ H. KOTALA, JACEK KOWALSKI, RYAN K. ROTH
  • Patent number: 8260199
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention comprises a functional module for storing and exchanging data, comprising a common portable support, at least one passive contactless integrated circuit in the form of a first semi-conductor chip, a contactless integrated circuit reader in the form of a second semi-conductor chip, the contactless integrated circuit and the reader being gathered on or in the common portable support, an antenna coil of the contactless integrated circuit, connected to the contactless integrated circuit, an antenna coil of the reader, connected to the reader, the antenna coil of the contactless integrated circuit being coupled to the antenna coil of the reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Jacek Kowalski
  • Patent number: 7564340
    Abstract: A contactless integrated circuit is provided that includes a RFID communication interface, a UHF communication interface, a data processing unit, an interface multiplexer, a communication mode detection circuit, a first modulation and demodulation circuit, a second modulation and demodulation circuit, and a multiplexer demultiplexer circuit. The interface multiplexer couples the data processing unit to the RFID or UHF communication interfaces. The multiplexer demultiplexer circuits are driven by mode signals delivered by the communication mode detection circuit, to link the data processing unit to one of the two modulation and demodulation circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Inside Contactless
    Inventors: Jacek Kowalski, Didier Serra, Bruno Charrat
  • Publication number: 20080245851
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention comprises a functional module for storing and exchanging data, comprising a common portable support, at least one passive contactless integrated circuit in the form of a first semi-conductor chip, a contactless integrated circuit reader in the form of a second semi-conductor chip, the contactless integrated circuit and the reader being gathered on or in the common portable support, an antenna coil of the contactless integrated circuit, connected to the contactless integrated circuit, an antenna coil of the reader, connected to the reader, the antenna coil of the contactless integrated circuit being coupled to the antenna coil of the reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Jacek Kowalski
  • Publication number: 20080089910
    Abstract: The present invention broadly relates to the attenuation of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). More particularly, the invention relates to the identification of mutations in the HSV-2 UL24 gene which attenuate the pathogenicity of HSV vectors in mammals and immunogenic compositions thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Robert Visalli, Jacek Kowalski, Robert Natuk, Susan Blakeney
  • Patent number: 7333246
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program provides for making an image area correction in a printing system. Print data is provided in a logical page order corresponding to at least one signature for printing. At least one parameter of a recording medium on which the print data are printed is determined, this parameter being relevant to the position of the printing format on the recording medium, which is folded according to the signature. The position of the pages is then corrected according to this parameter prior to printing, in such a way that the print formats of successive pages of the finished signature are positioned accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Oce Printing Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Jacek Kowalski, Petra Wegele
  • Publication number: 20060141602
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to recombinant polynucleotides, positive-strand RNA virus (psRNAV) recombinant expression vectors, and packaging systems. The packaging systems are based on the expression of helper functions by coinfecting re-combinant poxvirus vectors comprising recombinant polynucleotides. Methods for obtaining psRNAV replicon particles using these packaging systems are disclosed. Immunogenic compositions and pharmaceutical formulations are provided that comprise replicon particles of the invention. Methods for generating an immune response or producing a pharmaceutical effect are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Applicant: Wyeth Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald Kovacs, Nikolaos Vasilakis, Jacek Kowalski, Seema Gangolli, Timothy Zamb
  • Patent number: 7034141
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to recombinant polynucleotides, positive-strand RNA virus (psRNAV) recombinant expression vectors, and packaging systems. The packaging systems are based on the expression of helper functions by coinfecting recombinant poxvirus vectors comprising recombinant polynucleotides. Methods for obtaining psRNAV replicon particles using these packaging systems are disclosed. Immunogenic compositions and pharmaceutical formulations are provided that comprise replicon particles of the invention. Methods for generating an immune response or producing a pharmaceutical effect are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Wyeth Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald R. Kovacs, Nikos Vasilakis, Jacek Kowalski, Seema Gangolli, Timothy Zamb
  • Publication number: 20050186904
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a contactless integrated circuit comprising an RFID communication interface comprising an antenna coil for receiving a first induced alternating voltage when the integrated circuit is in the presence of an RF magnetic field, and a data processing unit linked to the first communication interface, the data processing unit being equipped with an electrically programmable and erasable memory. According to the present invention the integrated circuit further comprises a UHF communication interface comprising a UHF antenna for receiving a second induced alternating voltage when the integrated circuit is in the presence of a UHF electric field signal, and a multiplexing means for linking the data processing unit to one or other of the two communication interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: Jacek Kowalski, Didier Serra, Bruno Charrat
  • Patent number: 6839772
    Abstract: The invention relates to a chip card reader (10) comprising a central processing unit (20) comprising means (MP2, MEM2, PG20, 23) for emitting and receiving, on a communication bus (60), binary messages with a first format determined by a communication protocol for contact chip card, a card receiving device (40) comprising a contact card connector (42) connected to the central processing unit (20) by means of the communication bus (60), and a read head (30) for contactless chip card (53) comprising a serial interface (31). According to the invention, the serial interface (31) of the contactless read head (30) is directly connected at least to a data wire (I/O) of the communication bus, and the contactless read head (30) is arranged in a hardware and/or software way so that it does not respond to a contact chip card activation command and responds to a specific activation command (ACTIV) different from a contact chip card activation command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Inside Technologies
    Inventors: Jacek Kowalski, Bruno Charrat
  • Publication number: 20040029279
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to recombinant polynucleotides, positive-strand RNA virus (psRNAV) recombinant expression vectors, and packaging systems. The packaging systems are based on the expression of helper functions by coinfecting re-combinant poxvirus vectors comprising recombinant polynucleotides. Methods for obtaining psRNAV replicon particles using these packaging systems are disclosed. Immunogenic compositions and pharmaceutical formulations are provided that comprise replicon particles of the invention. Methods for generating an immune response or producing a pharmaceutical effect are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Gerald R. Kovacs, Nikos Vasilakis, Jacek Kowalski, Seema Gangolli, Timothy Zamb
  • Patent number: 6337619
    Abstract: A method for selecting an electronic module from a plurality of at least two modules (M1, M2, M3) capable of emitting messages simultaneously, includes the steps of sending a general query message (ACTIVALL) to the modules, and selecting (AFI, SELECT-ID) the module having responded first, the modules, on receiving a query message (ACTIVALL, ACTIV), determining a random time interval (P) and sending a responding message (ID, R) when the said time interval (P) has elapsed. A module is set in idle position (IDL) when it receives a message (MESS) before the time interval (P) preceding the sending of a response (ID, R) has elapsed. The idle position (IDL) is at least characterized by the fact that one module does not respond, subsequently, to a complementary query message (ACTIV). This invention is particularly useful for contactless smart card readers and for terminals for electronic labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Inside Technologies
    Inventors: Jacek Kowalski, Bruno Charrat, Eric Bouyoux, Michel Martin
  • Patent number: 6319827
    Abstract: An electronic micromodule includes a support wafer, and an integrated circuit chip on the support wafer. The integrated circuit chip includes electrical connector areas, and at least one insulation layer is on the support wafer and the integrated circuit chip. The insulation layer includes openings to the electrical connector areas. At least one flat winding defining a coil is on the insulation layer and is connected to the electrical connector areas. A conducting material is in in each of the openings through the insulation layer for connecting the coil to the electrical zconnector areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Inside Technologies
    Inventors: Jacek Kowalski, Didier Serra, Frédéric Bertholio
  • Patent number: 6247033
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a random signal generator (10) comprising means (11, 12, 13) for converting an electronic noise (N, N1, N2) into a logic signal (RS) whose value depends on the random fluctuations of the electronic noise (N). According to one embodiment, the generator (10) comprises at least two delay lines (11, 12) having initially balanced time constants (T). The two delay lines (11, 12) receive a pulsed reference signal (Hr) at input and at least one of the delay lines (11, 12) receives an electronic noise (N1, N2) causing its time constant (T) to fluctuate (&Dgr;t). The temporal lag between the two pulsed signals (S1, S2) is detected by a circuit (13) delivering a logic signal (RS) whose value is a function of the relative lag between the two pulsed signals (S1, S2). Advantageously, the electronic noise (N1, N2) is a differential noise taken at two points (GND1, GND2) of a ground plane or two points (PV1, PV2) of an electrical supply plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Inside Technologies
    Inventor: Jacek Kowalski
  • Patent number: RE37477
    Abstract: To protect integrated circuits as efficiently as possible against electrostatic discharges, by putting a diode in avalanche mode without untimely triggering of this avalance mode by overvoltages of non-electrostatic origin, the following solution is proposed: through an insulated gate surrounding the cathode of the diode, the threshold for transition into avalanche mode of the diode is modified according to the slope of the overvoltages appearing at the terminal to be protected. The gate is connected to the terminal by an integrating circuit in such a way that the overvoltages are applied to the gate with a certain delay, inducing a potential difference between the cathode and the gate which is all the greater as the front of the overvoltage is steep. The avalanche triggering threshold is higher in the latter case than in the former one, and it is thus distinguish between overvoltages of diverse origins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: SGS-Thomson Microelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Francois Tailliet, Jacek Kowalski