Elliot Matel Elliot Matel
Gracyalny Gary J, Santi John, Filipak Stanley, Matel Elliot J: Starting and stopping device for an internal combustion engine. Briggs & Stratton, May 21, 2003: EP1311757-A2

A starting and stopping device for an internal combustion engine includes an energy storing device including at least one elastic member. The elastic member is loaded in response to rotation of a main shaft, and the main shaft rotates in an unloading direction in response to unloading of the elastic ...


Craig Allen
John Charles Smith, Mark Alan Etter, Brent Edward Stafford, James Timothy Stolzer, Craig Allen Carroll, Thomas O&apos Neal Walls: Hand-held oscillating spindle sander. Porter Cable Delta, Hunton & Williams, May 27, 2003: US06569002 (5 worldwide citation)

A hand-held oscillating spindle sander is disclosed. The sander includes a pair of toothed pulleys associated with the output shaft. The first pulley is attached to the output shaft for rotation with the output shaft. The second pulley is rotatably disposed on the output shaft for relative rotation ...

Jack Hao
Jianxiu Hao, Beato T Cheng, Norman Eugene Heckman: Methods and systems for updating a land use and land cover map using postal records. Verizon Laboratories, Leonard Charles Suchyta, James K Weixel, May 27, 2003: US06571242 (2 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are presented to classify a region on a map, or to update a preexisting classification of the region. The method utilizes postal records, associated with geographic positions, and corresponding land classifications to classify the region or to update the preexisting classificatio ...

David Sherrer
Mindaugas F Dautartas, David W Sherrer, Neal Ricks, Dan A Steinberg: Optical device package for flip-chip mounting. Adrian T Calderone, Dilworth & Barrese, May 22, 2003: US20030095759-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

An optical device package includes a substrate; an optical fiber, a frame, and optionally a lid and an optical semiconductor component. The upper surface of the frame includes conductive vias extending vertically to solder balls on its upper surface. Conductive traces along the surface of the substr ...

Robert Senzig
Thomas L Toth, Robert F Senzig, Stanley H Fox, Robert Harry Armstrong: System and method of medical imaging having default noise index override capability. Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, May 22, 2003: US20030097062-A1

A system and method of medical imaging is designed to reduce a patient's X-ray exposure during scanning. The system automatically generates a default noise index from a received set of scan parameter values that specifies a desired tube current of an X-ray source to use during the scanning of a pati ...

Tarran Jones
Tarran Christopher John: Adaptive antenna array with improved spatial diversity. Roke Manor Research, May 21, 2003: GB2382229-A

An adaptive antenna array comprises a plurality of parallel spaced linear arrays. A first group of closely spaced linear arrays 230 has a distance between adjacent linear arrays of about 0.5 g . A second group 240 has a wider separation between adjacent linear arrays, in the range 1 - 10 g . The ant ...

Stéphane De Lombaert
Rajagopal Bakthavatchalam, Charles A Blum, Harry L Brielmann, James William Darrow, Stéphane De Lombaert, Alan Hutchison, Jennifer Tran, Xiaozhang Zheng, Richard Louis Elliott, Marlys Hammond: Spiro[isobenzofuran-1,4′-piperidin]-3-ones and 3H-spiroisobenzofuran-1,4′-piperidines. Pfizer, Neurogen Corporation, Ladas & Parry, May 20, 2003: US06566367 (57 worldwide citation)

Substituted spiro[isobenzofuran-1,4′-piperidin]-3-ones and 3H-spiroisobenzofuran-1,4′-piperidines capable of modulating NPY5 receptor activity are provided. Such compounds may be used to modulate ligand binding to NPY5 receptors in vivo or in vitro, and are particularly useful in the treat ...

Hsi-Hsun Tsai
Hsi Hsun Tsai, Ren Jet Yao, I Han Wu, Winyann Jang: Apparatus and method for compensation of central wavelength shifting of a fiber grating. Uconn Technology, Richard P Berg Esq, c o LADAS & PARRY, May 15, 2003: US20030091285-A1

An apparatus and method for compensation of central wavelength shifting of a fiber grating by material with Invar effect. In the present invention, a substrate having a negative thermal expansion coefficient and a fiber with fiber grating is provided, and two portions of the fiber at both sides of t ...

Craig Allen
Desaraju V Varaprasad, Mingtao Zhao, Craig Allen Dornan, Anoop Agrawal, Pierr Marc Allemand, Niall R Lynam: Electrochromic polymeric solid films, manufacturing electrochromic devices using such solid films, and processes for making such solid films and devices. Donnelly Corporation, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, May 8, 2003: US20030087107-A1

The present invention relates to electrochromic polymeric solid films, manufacturing electrochromic devices using such solid films and processes for making such solid films and devices. The electrochromic polymeric solid films of the present invention exhibit beneficial properties and characteristic ...