Patents Represented by Attorney A. C. Smith
  • Patent number: 6776753
    Abstract: A method and system of placement of a magnetic field flux field generator in fitment which creates a specific effect of three dimensional field gradient to alter the charge distribution on living membranes in order to establish normal physiological functioning of damaged tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Holcomb Healthcare Services, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Ray Holcomb
  • Patent number: 6764269
    Abstract: A frame apparatus which is positionable on the tines of a forklift which includes a pair of lower feet portion, having an upper flat surface, and having an opening therethrough in which the forklift tines remain fully inserted therein so that the frame work is fully positioned on the tines of the forklift. There is further included a rear wall portion, which rests against the forklift which can be secured thereto. Further there is provided a pair of sidewalls extending a distance out from the rear wall, in parallel relation to the pair of foot members, so as to define a first large opening into which a load such as a drum or container may be placed, first and second bar members positioned between the rear portion and each of the wall members, which when in a first down position, define a small opening therebetween to accommodate a smaller container, and when in a second up position define the larger space to accommodate the larger container between the wall members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventor: Anthony J. Cannata
  • Patent number: 6761448
    Abstract: A multifunctional eyeglass retainer which can be secured to a pair of eyeglasses such that the eyeglasses can be held in either an open or a closed position. In addition, the eyeglass retainer can also be fabricated such that it has sufficient buoyancy to remain floating to even if the eyeglass retainer becomes partially disengaged from the eyeglasses and the eyeglasses fall into water while the wearer is swimming. The eyeglass retainer has connectors at both ends which connect to the temples of a pair of eyeglasses. When connected in this manner, the eyeglasses can be carried in an open configuration. Likewise, the eyeglass retainer can be secured to a pair of eyeglasses by securing the opposing ends of the eyeglass retainer together and using a loop formed by the eyeglass retainer to retain the eyeglasses in a closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Inventor: Vincent J. Ghim
  • Patent number: 6749528
    Abstract: A ball launching device which eliminates the need for golf clubs so that disabled individuals can play golf without having to swing a golf club. The ball launching device is configured in the form of the rifle so that it can be carried by a player while the player is walking or riding a golf cart. Alternatively, the golf ball launcher can take any suitable shape in addition to that of a rifle. A preferred version of the golf ball launcher uses a piston assembly that impacts a golf ball and shoots it toward a golf green. The golf ball can be caught on the golf green by a container, or by a receptacle or net which is integrated with the flag pole on the golf green. Alternatively, the player in use the golf ball launcher until the ball reaches the green, and at that point the player can use a conventional putter while on the golf green.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Inventor: Wilson S. Wengert
  • Patent number: 6745855
    Abstract: A method and system of drilling straight directional and multilateral wells utilizing hydraulic frictional controlled drilling, by providing concentric casing strings to define a plurality of annuli therebetween; injecting fluid down some of the annuli; returning the fluid up at least one annulus so that the return flow creates adequate hydraulic friction within the return annulus to control the return flow within the well. The hydraulic friction should be minimized on the injection side to require less hydraulic horsepower and be maximized on the return side to create the desired subsurface friction to control the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Innovative Drilling Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Gardes
  • Patent number: 6741889
    Abstract: A medical electronic apparatus for treating human pain by the application of an electrical stimulus with the proper current density and a special magnetic flux generator stimulus to the body surface of animals which includes an electrode complex of the treatment device which includes an adhesive means for holding the 4 electrodes of the device in contact with the human body. The electrode complex is preferably comprised of 4 electrodes which are 2 positive and 2 negative electrode defining opposite diagonal vertices of the quadrilateral shape. The electrodes are supplied by power means to activate and generate an electrical stimulus. Each electrode pad contains a Magna Bloc™ which snaps into position by an aluminum snap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Holcomb Healthcare Services, LLC
    Inventor: Robert R. Holcomb
  • Patent number: 6739070
    Abstract: A dryer for drying textiles is disclosed. The dryer includes a blower for blowing air under the carpet, which includes a blower housing including a sleeve that forms an air outlet opening and a powered fan within the blower housing for blowing air out of the outlet opening. A tow handle is located on the blower housing above the fan and an indentation is included in the underside surface of the blower housing. The indentation has a shape corresponding to the shape of the tow handle such that the indentation can receive a tow handle from a second dryer to allow stacking of dryers. A maneuvering handle is rotatably connected at a first end to the tow handle. The maneuvering handle extends over the blower housing such that a foot located at the second end of the maneuvering handle rests on the upper surface of the blower housing sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: EDIC
    Inventors: Mark Jacobs, Jess Peña
  • Patent number: 6718874
    Abstract: A very low percentage dot screen is formed on a flexographic plate which prevents the severe compression normally found adjacent to zero percent areas of the flexographic plate. The dot screen reduces dot gain by distributing the compressive force of the flexographic printing plate on the printing surface. The total area of the dot screen is kept to a very low percentage of the total surface area being printed so that it will not alter perceived color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventor: Lawrence W. Gross
  • Patent number: 6719094
    Abstract: A ladder for people with limited mobility comprising a first frame member defining a first sidewall; a second frame member defining a second sidewall; a plurality of steps spanning between the first and second sidewalls, from a first level above the surface to the upper level substantially to the height of a wheelchair seat; handles positioned above each of the steps, so that a person is able to place one's hands on the handles and lift oneself up the first step, and grasp the next highest handles and lift to the next highest step until the person is able to move from the highest step onto the wheelchair seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventor: Rene J. de la Tour
  • Patent number: 6691333
    Abstract: An improved Bathroom Baton apparatus which includes an electronic package designed for a one-handed operation of the water supply mechanism utilizing a membrane protective push buttons, situated on the handle, and including an electronic. module which houses battery operated solenoid valves, and electronics to facilitate the operation of the solenoid valves and battery module, in order to supply the energy to operate the components in the housing. The housing would be remotely installed at the outlet of the water supply valve which supplies water to the toilet to which the Baton is connected. There would be further provided a mercury switch in the handle to interrupt power form the battery to the electronic module when the handle is in a certain position relative to the vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: Robert S. Krist
  • Patent number: 6691341
    Abstract: A sink form for use in installing a sink having laterally extending flanges in a countertop is preferably formed of a plastic material, such as nylon or polypropylene resin. It is preferably made to the exact shape of the cut-out opening for the sink, although for round or oval sinks, the form may consist of a flexible strip of the proper cross-section cut to length as required to match the opening. The sink form has a cross section consisting of a downwardly extending portion which is secured to the edges of the opening, a laterally extending flange portion, and, at the outer edge of the flange portion, an upstanding vertical portion terminating in an outwardly curved part. The downwardly extending portion is secured to the edge of the cut-out opening with the laterally extending flange portion spaced away from the countertop to allow for a layer of concrete float material between the flange portion and the countertop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: Jay M. Loch
  • Patent number: 6692387
    Abstract: A tool for realigning or straightening the strings of a racquet. The tool has a generally rectangular tip which is precisely dimensioned to fit within the normal space between the strings of a racquet. To realign the racquet strings, the tip is placed into the space defined by the strings and the strings are automatically adjusted to their preferred alignment. The string straightening tool is portable and compact, allowing the user to carry the device on his/her person and to use the device during lulls in play during the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventors: Randall S. Berens, Michael G. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 6678209
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing sonar measurement error in noisy environment, by monitoring environmental noise spectrum over the range of operable sonar frequencies, and automatically changing the system sonar transmission frequency and its dependent components in order to avoid the detected interference frequencies. A wide band transceiver and a digital signal processor (DSP) can be used as a Frequency Server, and to monitor the environmental noise spectrum continuously through the use of Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) algorithm to produce noise frequency database for the Frequency Server. Each transmission cycle, the DSP dynamically getting frequency from the Frequency Server were noise is below a certain level for sonar transmission and adjust its dependent components accordingly. Thus, continuously maintains reliable measurements even in the presence of sporadic interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Inventors: Luc Peng, Danny Peng
  • Patent number: 6651854
    Abstract: A cell phone carrying case which includes an elongated pocket for insertion of the cell phone thereinto, the pocket including an orifice for the antenna of the phone to protrude therethrough. There is further included an upper flap member which includes a vertical slot therein for allowing a belt loop of pants or like garment to fit therethrough, so that when a belt is passed through the loop, the flap is engaged between the belt and the pants or garment during carrying. The flap is of such a length that the carrying case portion of the carrier can be rolled up so that the phone is engaged tightly against the belt loop and belt when the flap is engaged in the closed or sealed position. There could be further included a pocket for holding a pen or the like for writing as one would be using the phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventor: Marvin LaCoste
  • Patent number: 6651744
    Abstract: A retrievable pig apparatus having a substantially cylindrical body portion, the body portion having a central flow bore therethrough, and secured to coiled tubing, including a central fluid flow bore in fluid communication with the interior bore of the coiled tubing; a plurality of flow bores spaced equally apart within the body, with the flow bores allowing fluid flow to be injected at a certain predetermined pressure through the flow bores, so as to be emitted on the front end of the pig for defining a high pressure spray of fluid or the like material to break up blockages of debris in the pipeline, such as paraffin or the like; the debris retrieved through the central bore back into the coiled tubing to be stored in a tank or the like on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Superior Services, LLC
    Inventor: James R. Crawford
  • Patent number: 6637295
    Abstract: A cork remover for removing corks from bottles, particularly bottles having substantial internal gas pressure, such as champagne bottles, includes a tapered, generally tubular part, which is placed over the shoulder of the bottle. A hollow, threaded, tubular member is secured to the tapered part and is threaded to a tubular sleeve which has ports on opposite sides of its sidewall. Sharpened pins are movable through the ports to puncture and hold the cork. In one embodiment, the pins are threaded to the sleeve and are turned into the cork by means of handles secured to the pins. In another embodiment, the pins are replaced with C-shaped members having abrasive surfaces which are pressed into the sides of the cork, enabling it to be turned by use of the handles. Further embodiments utilize an L-shaped handle pivotally secured to the sleeve to force one or both pins into the corks. The handle can then be turned to break the cork loose and enable it to be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Inventor: Darryl Weaver
  • Patent number: D488836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventor: Vincent J. Ghim
  • Patent number: D491722
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventor: Vincent J. Ghim
  • Patent number: D492077
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventor: Edward Murray
  • Patent number: D494073
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventor: Omar Al-Darraji