Patents Represented by Attorney Arthur W. Fisher
  • Patent number: 8235644
    Abstract: A personal mobility vehicle lift mounted to the rear portion of a vehicle to transport a personal mobility vehicle from location to location comprising a platform assembly configured to support a personal mobility vehicle thereon operatively coupled to a lift assembly to selectively raise and lower the platform assembly with or without a personal mobility vehicle thereon and a mount assembly coupled to the lift assembly to mount the personal mobility vehicle lift to the rear portion of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Hoveround Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony P. DiGiovanni, Jeffery R. Moone
  • Patent number: 8225950
    Abstract: A fruit holder for removable attachment to the top of an open bottle such as, for example, an open beer bottle. The fruit holder is characterized by its construction including a bottle top engaging portion in fluid communicating relation to a beverage contained by the bottle, a funnel portion integrally formed above the bottle top engaging portion, and a wedge holder integrally formed on a segment of the funnel and extending outwardly from the funnel so that a fruit wedge may be placed and held on the wedge holder and juice from the fruit wedge, when squeezed, will flow along the wedge holder into the funnel, and through the bottle top engaging portion to the beverage contained by the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: LeTube Custom Cigar Tubes, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Fukai
  • Patent number: 8169314
    Abstract: A drain pan system for activating a pump when detecting a predetermined water level in a drain pan is provided. The drain pan system includes the drain pan, the pump, a water sensor, first and second inputs, a control section and a switching device. The water sensor is coupled to the drain pan for detecting a level of water in the drain pan, the water sensor generating a drain pan water level detection signal in response to detection of the level of the water in the drain pan equal to or greater than a predetermined water level. The pump is coupled to the drain pan and, when activated, pumps the water from the drain pan. The first input couples a source line to a first power potential. The second input couples a neutral line to a second power potential, the second power potential being a neutral potential. The control section is coupled to the water sensor for receiving the drain pan water level detection signal therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher R. Cantolino
  • Patent number: 8114181
    Abstract: A reflux trap for use in a plasma generator and delivery system to prevent back flow of fluid and debris from a patient during a surgical procedure including a trap housing having a proximal diffuser chamber and a distal deflection chamber with a collection area separated by a baffle disposed within the trap housing including a diffuser member disposed in the proximal diffuser chamber to diffuse gas through a gas flow aperture to the surgical site on the patient and a deflection member disposed in the distal deflection chamber to deflect fluid and debris away from the gas flow aperture to the collection area to prevent fluid and debris from migrating into the proximal diffuser chamber to isolate the plasma generator against back flow of fluid and debris from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Bovie Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Gary Gerard Gogolin
  • Patent number: 8112336
    Abstract: A method and system for converting an annuity fund to a life insurance policy at a predetermined conversion date comprising the following steps: establishing an annuity fund of a predetermined value and purchasing a fixed or variable annuity for the annuity fund, establishing an irrevocable life insurance conversion plan including selecting the predetermined conversion date, selecting a predetermined mortality death benefit at the predetermined conversion date and purchasing a guaranteed insurability option to guarantee the availability of the predetermined mortality death benefit at the predetermined conversion date, accruing investment income within the annuity fund on a tax deferred basis until the predetermined conversion date, converting the annuity fund to the life insurance policy with the predetermined mortality death benefit at the predetermined conversion date, accruing income within the life insurance policy until the death of the insured under the life insurance policy and disbursing the death ben
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Bankers Insurance Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Menke
  • Patent number: 8112334
    Abstract: A method and system for converting an annuity fund to a life insurance policy at a predetermined conversion date comprising the following steps: establishing an annuity fund of a predetermined and purchasing a fixed annuity for the annuity fund, establishing an irrevocable life insurance conversion plan including selecting the predetermined conversion date, selecting a predetermined mortality death benefit at the predetermined conversion date and purchasing a guaranteed insurability option to guarantee the availability of the predetermined mortality death benefit at the predetermined conversion date, accruing fixed investment income within the annuity fund on a tax deferred basis until the predetermined conversion date, converting the annuity fund to the life insurance policy with the predetermined mortality death benefit at the predetermined conversion date, accruing income within the life insurance policy until the death of the insured under the life insurance policy and disbursing the death benefit consist
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Bankers Insurance Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Menke
  • Patent number: 7770314
    Abstract: An outdoor advertising system to support and selectively display an inside panel assembly or an outside panel assembly comprising a substantially rectangular outer frame having a plurality of interior support members attached thereto, a plurality of stringer coupling assemblies to couple a plurality of stringer members to the plurality of interior support members and a plurality of adjustable attachment panel assemblies to attach the inside panel assembly and the outside panel assembly to the substantially rectangular outer frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Irvin Steel, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Dean
  • Patent number: 7765734
    Abstract: A mechanized exterminator and several embodiments thereof are presented. A drive mechanism operates a support mechanism having rollers attached thereto and which roll over a base, crushing insects such as fire ants. The drive mechanism may be powered by battery or other forms of electricity or may be solar or wind powered. The exterminator is cost-effective and environmentally safe. The exterminator severely impacts the strength and health of the colony minimizing its ability to reproduce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Ken McDonald
  • Patent number: 7758439
    Abstract: An adjustable alignment golf putter to compensate for a golfer's visual misalignment of the putter face due to eye predominance to the intended or target line taking into account the slope and contour of the green comprising an upper golf grip and a lower putter head attached to opposite end portions of a putter shaft, the putter head includes visual alignment means formed on the side opposite the putter face including a visual alignment base to support an adjustable alignment element movably positioned thereon to selectively align the adjustable alignment element on a virtual line between the optimum contact point and the cup angularly off set relative to the intended or target line between the golf ball and cup to compensate for the golfer's visual misalignment when putting the golf ball along the intended line to the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: Harry Anthony Roenick
  • Patent number: 7752802
    Abstract: A system for exterminating insects and several embodiments thereof are presented. Steam is generated and transported to a movable applicator. The applicator is positioned over a designated area of ground and the steam is applied exterminating the insects on and/or under the designated area of ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Inventor: Ken McDonald
  • Patent number: 7748168
    Abstract: A panel mounting system to secure a protective panel to a building including a portal or window having a frame including an inner surface formed about the periphery thereof to receive and secure the panel mounting system thereto so that the protective panel covers the portal or window when the panel mounting system is secured in place, the panel mounting system comprising an elongated cross-bar including end portions formed on opposite ends thereof having a first securing assembly including a first panel attachment device formed thereon telescopingly coupled to one end portion of the elongated cross-bar by a first positioning assembly movable between a retracted position and an extended position and a second securing assembly including a second panel attachment device formed thereon telescopingly coupled to the other end portion of the elongated cross-bar by a second positioning assembly movable between an extended position and a retracted position such that the first securing assembly and the second securing
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: Frank Ferrara
  • Patent number: 7749423
    Abstract: A method of producing an orthotic brace or prosthetic device comprising the steps of creating an anatomical mold or cast of that portion of the patient's anatomy upon which the orthotic brace or prosthetic device is to be applied, applying at least one layer of epoxy resin over at least a portion of the anatomical mold, applying at least one layer of carbon graphite fabric on at least a portion of the layer of epoxy resin, placing the anatomical mold with the epoxy resin and carbon graphite fabric in an enclosure having an interior, heating the interior of the enclosure to melt the epoxy resin and reducing the pressure in the interior of the enclosure causing the melted epoxy resin to impregnate the carbon graphite fabric, and allowing the melted epoxy resin to harden in the carbon graphite fabric forming the orthotic brace or prosthetic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: Wade Bader
  • Patent number: 7707669
    Abstract: A mattress lift for elevating a bed mattress and tucking in sheets or bed covers beneath or under the bed mattress between the bed mattress and a box spring or other supporting surface comprising a lift device including a base or body having a longitudinally disposed substantially oblong recess formed in the upper surface thereof with a longitudinally disposed oblong slot formed in the base or body symmetrically disposed within the longitudinally disposed substantially oblong recess, a lift handle formed or coupled to a proximal portion of the base or body configured to be grasped by the user, a lift ramp including an inclined surface formed or coupled to a distal portion of the base or body configured to slide between the bed mattress and box spring to tuck the sheets or bed covers therebetween and a lift support device including an upper lift coupler movably or slidably disposed within the longitudinally disposed substantially oblong recess interconnected or coupled to a lower lift support member disposed b
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: BBE R&D L.L.C.
    Inventor: Barrie Richardson
  • Patent number: 7687935
    Abstract: An electrical power control system for use with a recreational vehicle or similar load to selectively control power thereto from either a utility power source or a generator power source comprising a power control stage coupled to the utility power source and the generator power source by a power supply stage to operate the electrical power control system and a utility/generator switch arrangement to selectively direct the power from either the utility power source or the generator power source to the recreational vehicle and wherein the power control stage monitors polarity, phase and voltage levels and controls the utility/generator switch arrangement to selectively feed power from either the utility power source or the generator power source to the recreational vehicle under a predetermined plurality of operating parameters or conditions and fault conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventor: David Bailey
  • Patent number: 7660987
    Abstract: A method of establishing an e-mail secure transmission link between an initiator and a responder for the transmission of secure e-mail messages over a network comprising creation of a unique initiator designator or number, generation of a unique initiator exchange key component including the unique initiator designator or number, transmission of a request from the initiator to the responder to establish the e-mail secure transmission link and the unique initiator exchange key component, acceptance of the request by the responder to establish the e-mail secure transmission link, creation of a unique responder designator or number, combining of the unique responder designator and the unique initiator exchange key component to create a unique initiator/responder exchange key at the responder site, generation of a unique responder exchange key component including the unique responder designation, transmission of the unique responder exchange key component from the responder to the initiator, combining the unique
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventors: Stephen W. Baylis, S. Todd Baylis
  • Patent number: 7502234
    Abstract: A planar transformer power supply for an electrosurgical device to minimize stray capacitance comprising a step down/step-up isolation transformer and circuitry to limit the effects of a short circuit in the output of the planar transformer power supply on the input to the planar transformer power supply to enhance power capacity at a low load impedance as low as from about 5 ohms to about 10 ohms and to operate at resonance at the output of the planar transformer power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Aaron Medical Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Goliszek, Nickolay Dimitrov Shilev
  • Patent number: D590304
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Hoveround Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas E. Kruse
  • Patent number: D595852
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Ortho Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Wilkens
  • Patent number: D619324
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Hoveround Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony P. DiGiovanni, Jeffery R. Moone
  • Patent number: D632229
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Hoveround Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas E. Kruse