Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8347544
    Abstract: A dampening device for absorbing shock waves and dissipating harmonic vibration generated by a firearm includes a body, a clamping assembly configured to releasably clamp the body to the firearm, and a dampening structure disposed within a cavity formed in the body. The cavity has opposing fixed end walls, and the dampening structure is captivated between the opposing fixed end walls of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Richard E. Swan
  • Patent number: 8346383
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for determining a selected machining quality of components in a manufacturing process, particularly during metal cutting, having at least the following method steps of determining process-relevant variables by sensors and/or from the data stream in the machine controller, extracting variable curves characteristic for the respective machining process, selecting a number of different characteristics of the extracted variable curves, the linking of which enables a clear assignment to the selected machining quality, and multivariate linking of the selected characteristics to a characteristic pattern correlating with the selected machining quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Eckstein, G√ľnter Breitkopf, Rolf Kneilling
  • Patent number: 8336123
    Abstract: A face shield includes a crown, a head gear, and a lens removably secured to the crown with a latch lever having a wide paddle-shaped actuator that is easily manipulated from the rearward edge of the crown. The crown has an opposing pair of studs extending inwardly from the lower edge. The upper edge of the lens includes an opposing pair of keyhole-shaped slots adjacent its opposing side edges which receive and rotatably engage the studs. The engagement end of the latch includes a spaced pair of detents. The fulcrum is secured to an inner surface of the crown so that the engagement end of the latch extends toward the front edge of the crown and the upper actuator end extends toward the rearward edge of the crown. The upper edge of the lens includes a pair of spaced openings that releasably engage the detents on the latch lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Gleason, Raymond Curci, Brett Pulito
  • Patent number: 8336745
    Abstract: A dispensing closure has a key-hole shaped flow conduit that provides a sufficient flow restriction to prevent unwanted spurting of the product. The dispensing closure includes a closure body with an upper and lower deck, inner and outer skirt, and a flow conduit extending through the upper deck. The flow conduit includes including two or more vertically oriented walls and a bottom wall. The vertically oriented walls define a fluid trapping area and a partition wall depending downwardly from said upper deck. The bottom wall configured and arranged to be positioned along a horizontal axis. The flow conduit includes one entrance orifice having one entrance axis and an exit orifice having an exit axis. The entrance axis is stepped or offset from the exit axis whereby the flow conduit provides a non-linear flow path of product from an interior of the closure to an exterior of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: MWV Slatersville, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick J. Brannon, Clifford W. Skillin, Sergey Romanov
  • Patent number: 8328116
    Abstract: A method and system for the spray application of epoxy materials is provided. The system includes a dual walled tank structure as a reservoir for containing and preheating the epoxy materials in preparation for mixing and spray application. Each component of the epoxy material is preheated before the components are mixed. After preheating, the components are then mixed together and spray applied. The method and system of the present invention provides a high quality spray applied epoxy coating while reducing equipment down time and cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventors: Danny R. Warren, David Allan Smith
  • Patent number: 8327977
    Abstract: A floor covering having slip-resistance and sound attenuation properties, particularly for reducing levels of sound resulting from high impact interactions. The floor covering includes at least a first layer and a second layer, wherein the first layer includes a particulate material at least partially embedded therein, and the second layer is capable of providing a sound attenuation effect with an acoustic impact sound reduction of at least about 15 decibels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: James Halstead PLC
    Inventor: Robert N. Smith
  • Patent number: 8316477
    Abstract: A cartridge for an emergency eyewash stations is disclosed. The cartridge assembly includes a housing having a front section and a back section that couple together. The front section has a surface defining an opening into the housing. A sealed, fluid-containing bladder having a dispensing port is contained within the housing. A bracket is configured and arranged to couple to the opening on the front section of the housing such that the dispensing port is captured in a fixed position between the bracket and the surface on the front section defining the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sperian Eye & Face Protection, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P Smith, Benoit Devinat, Michael C. Pereira
  • Patent number: 8316574
    Abstract: A modular hand guard assembly serves both as a hand guard system and as an integrated interface system for mounting various weapon accessories and attachments thereto. The modular hand guard assembly includes a removable forward rail section that can be removed from the forward portion of the hand guard to provide for the installation of additional weapon accessories such as lights, optics or lasers in highly a desirable forward location adjacent to the barrel of the weapon. The modular hand guard assembly further includes an integrated modular switching and control system for use in connection with the various powered accessories mounted thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Richard E. Swan
  • Patent number: 8315143
    Abstract: An improved disc jockey turntable is disclosed. The turntable includes a housing having an I/O circuit, an audio output electrically connected to the I/O circuit, a rotatable platter configured and arranged to received a vinyl record thereon, an electric motor is configured to selectively rotate the platter, a movable tonearm with a pickup cartridge is electrically connected to the I/O circuit whereby the tonearm may be moved over the platter and placed on a vinyl record rotating on the platter to play audio out through the audio output. A dock is located on the housing and is configured to cradle a portable music player. The dock has a communication port for connecting to the portable music player. A control circuit is electrically connected to the communication port and the I/O circuit, and is configured to selectively recording audio from the I/O circuit to the portable music player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: inMusic Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Frederick, John E. O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 8313472
    Abstract: An emergency eyewash station and dispensing structure therefore is disclosed. The emergency eyewash station includes a main body configured and arranged to hold and dispense eyewash fluid therefrom, an actuator arm assembly movable from a closed position to an open position, and a dispensing structure having an eyepiece sealed by a membrane. The eyepiece is in fluid connection with the eyewash fluid contained in the main body. The dispensing structure is removably coupled to the actuator arm assembly such that when the actuator arm assembly is moved from the closed position to the open position, the membrane is unsealed and the eyewash fluid dispenses from the eyepiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Sperian Eye & Face Protection, Inc. a Delaware corporation
    Inventors: Benoit Devinat, Michael C Pereira, Breck Petrillo
  • Patent number: 8311656
    Abstract: A music and audio playback system is implemented on a computer with a playback engine that enables the operator, typically a disk jockey, to apply a variety of effects. The system may store one or more snapshots, or a combination of settings for a plurality of controls that are applied by the playback engine. The settings that may be stored in a snapshot may be for effects, deck controls and/or mix settings. These snapshots allow for changes to settings for effects, mixing and playback to be made quickly, some of which would normally be difficult to perform. A sampler module permits a user to specify one or more samples that may be triggered for playback. The most frequently used samples may be designated as scratching files that may be quickly activated through the push of a button (or other control). A waveform display represents a window of audio samples around a current playback time. When two tracks are being played, only half of each waveform is shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: inMusic Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad M. Carrier
  • Patent number: 8302824
    Abstract: A dispensing closure has a flow conduit that provides a sufficient flow restriction to prevent unwanted spurting of the product when the container is initially opened. The dispensing closure includes a closure body with an upper deck and a flow conduit extending through the upper deck. The flow conduit includes an entry orifice having an entrance axis and an exit orifice having an exit axis. The entrance axis is parallel to, but not co-linear with, the exit axis to provide a non-linear flow path from an interior of the closure to the exterior of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Polytop LLC
    Inventors: Patrick J Brannon, Clifford W. Skillin, Sergey Romanov
  • Patent number: 8296897
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a central vacuum cleaning system for vehicles. The unit comprises a vacuum generating alternating current motor, a built-in direct current to alternating current inverter and a removable dirt cup containing a filter and screen. The unit has a built-in in-take port, which has an auto switch that turns the unit on when the vacuum hose is plugged in and shuts the unit off when the vacuum hose is unplugged. The unit also has a remote in-take and remote auto switch capability so you can plug the vacuum hose into a more convenient location in the interior of the vehicle. The unit can be mounted horizontally or vertically. The unit can be installed in any vehicle consisting of a 12-volt direct current battery. The vehicle does not need to have an alternating current inverter installed separately to operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth Charles Moore
  • Patent number: 8291612
    Abstract: Disclosed is a breathable insole heater element (12, 40) for footwear. The heater element is formed by photochemically etching a porous metallized fabric, e.g. nickel-metallized polyester woven fabric. The heater element is embedded in or laminated in an insole for an article of footwear such as a shoe or boot. The insole may be cut to size as desired. The insole may include microencapsulated agents such as fragrances, perfumes, microbials or insect repellents. The microcapsules may be activated to release the agents due to the heat generated by the heater element in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: NEL Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Patrick Ferguson
  • Patent number: D668480
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Whalen Furniture Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas B. Hazzard, Tracy Leigh Hazzard
  • Patent number: D671031
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Jerry Shu
  • Patent number: D672422
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Richard E. Swan
  • Patent number: D673847
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: EASYPAK LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company
    Inventor: Marco Barbier
  • Patent number: D673849
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: EASYPAK LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company
    Inventor: Marco Barbier
  • Patent number: D674160
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Vale Mill (Rochdale) Limited
    Inventor: John Cocksedge