Patents Represented by Attorney Bateman IP Law Group
  • Patent number: 7172990
    Abstract: The invention relates to highly active spherical metal support catalysts with a metal content of 10 to 70% by mass, and a process for their production with the use of a mixture of polysaccharides and at least one metal compound which is dropped into a metal salt solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Shell Internationale Research Maatschappiji, B.V.
    Inventors: Reinhard Geyer, Rainer Schödel, Peter Birke, Jürgen Hunold
  • Patent number: 7150727
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for preventing free flow through an infusion set utilizes an occluder disposed within the infusion set to selectively prevent flow therethrough. The occluder may be responsive to a pressure differential within the infusion set or may respond to compression of the infusion set. When a pair of occluders are used in sequence, an in-line pump may be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Zevex, Inc.
    Inventors: David Cise, David J. McNally, Kent F. Beck
  • Patent number: 7140615
    Abstract: A projectile retrieval system includes one or more valves disposed to selectively release projectiles from a bullet stop and containment system. The valves are in pneumatic communication with a tube which utilized a negative air pressure generated by a vacuum to move the projectiles from the valves to a central container. The projectile retrieval system may also include a vacuum extension which enables the same system to retrieve bullets and casings, fragments and other debris on the range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Action Target, Inc.
    Inventors: H. Addison Sovine, Kyle Bateman
  • Patent number: 7121143
    Abstract: An optical pressure monitoring system includes a tube from an infusion set and an optical signal sensor disposed to detect changes in the diameter of the tube and thereby determine pressure changes within the tube. By selecting the position of the tube relative to the optical signal emitter and optical signal receiver, the optical signal sensor can both detect pressure changes and provide an integrity check for both the functioning of the optical signal sensor and the placement of the tube. By modifying the tube to exaggerate changes in tube diameter responsive to pressure changes, the sensitivity of the optical signal sensor can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Zevex, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Malmstrom, Kent F. Beck, Scott D. Miles
  • Patent number: 7115809
    Abstract: A banjo having an improved pick-up system includes at least one pick-up mounted on or near the banjo head. In one embodiment, a plurality of holes are formed in the banjo head so that metallic heads of a pick-up system can extend therethrough while causing minimal distortion to the innate sound produced by the banjo. Yet, at the same time, the pick-up allows the user to manipulate, through electromagnetic amplification, the sound retrieved by the pick-up. Additionally, a preamplifier may be used in connection with the pick-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Inventor: John Kavanaugh
  • Patent number: 7070575
    Abstract: A feeding set adaptor and related system for delivering solutions utilize a feeding set adaptor which engages a pump engaging portion of an infusion set and the feeding set adaptor structure to provide monitoring portions for detecting pressures within the infusion set, a sample cell for determining the presence of air within an infusion set, and an anti-freeflow device for selectively preventing freeflow through the infusion set. The feeding set adaptor is configured for mounting on an infusion pump which moves solution through the infusion set for delivery to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Zevex, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent F. Beck, James A. Malmstrom, Scott D. Miles
  • Patent number: 7052470
    Abstract: A breath detection/confirmation device includes a sensor for determining if an infant or other person is breathing, and a means for generating a human perceptible signal in response thereto. In use, the sensor is placed adjacent the infants or person's mouth/nose, and a light or some other signal indicates to the user if the infant or person is breathing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: Mark D. Gannon
  • Patent number: 7037429
    Abstract: The invention at hand relates to an improved wastewater treatment plant consisting of a reactor and a filter device, such as for gaining drinking water or wastewater treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung derangewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Ursula Schliebmann, Walter Trosch, Werner Sternad, Nobert Stroh
  • Patent number: 6994348
    Abstract: A target system includes a plurality of targets mounted on a center support so that the targets rotate between opposing sides of the center support. Preferably, the targets rotate about an axis which is between 5 and 30 degrees less than vertical, and have faces which are disposed at an angle between 5 and 30 degrees less than vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Action Target, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer Lambert, Thomas Marshall, Kyle Burdette
  • Patent number: 6994349
    Abstract: A modular target system includes a plurality of targets mounted on a center support so that the targets rotate between opposing sides of the center support. Preferably, the targets rotate about an axis which is between about 5 and 30 degrees less than vertical, and have faces which are disposed at an angle between about 5 and 30 degrees less than vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Action Target, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer Lambert, Thomas Marshall, Kyle Burdette
  • Patent number: 6979311
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for preventing free flow through an infusion set utilizes an occluder disposed within the infusion set to selectively prevent flow therethrough. The occluder may be responsive to a pressure differential within the infusion set or may respond to compression of the infusion set. When a pair of occluders are used in sequence, an in-line pump may be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Zevex, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Miles, Kent F. Beck, James A. Malmstrom
  • Patent number: 6975859
    Abstract: A remote target control system utilizes a telephone as an input device to enable remote control of targets. Preferably, the telephone is in the form of a cordless handset and a base unit so that the user can activate the remote control system from a substantial distance from the base unit of the telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Action Target, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer Lambert, H. Addison Sovine
  • Patent number: 6948733
    Abstract: A trailer hitch alignment device facilitates the alignment of the trailer tongue with the drop hitch ball of the towing vehicle. The device includes a vertical back plate, curved in the middle to create an obtuse angle to partially surround a drop hitch ball in order to guide the tongue of a trailer toward the ball hitch. A horizontal base plate is attached at a 90 degree angle at a height above the bottom edge of the vertical back plate. An aperture in the horizontal base plate allows for the emerging ball of the hitch. The invention is held in proper orientation by a snug, tight fit between the hitch post and base plate and/or back plate to prevent displacement during use of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Dark Horse Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Kara Webster, Roger Seiver, John Hawkins
  • Patent number: 6948494
    Abstract: A medicament container configured to improve entrainment of the medicament in the air and to improve deposition of the medicament in the lungs includes an upper layer and a bottom layer with medicament disposed therebetween. The upper layer is punctured to provide first and second openings to allow airflow to enter and exit through the upper layer of the medicament container. In a preferred embodiment, the medicament container has a projection which forms an elbow-shaped medicament containment/flow channel between the upper layer and the lower layer. The medicament container is preferably used in a housing which selectively controls airflow through the medicament container and the housing to improve deep lung deposition of the medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Innovative Devices, LLC.
    Inventor: John M. Snow
  • Patent number: 6923785
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for preventing free flow through an infusion set utilizes an occluder disposed within the infusion set to selectively prevent flow therethrough. The occluder may be responsive to a pressure differential within the infusion set or may respond to compression of the infusion set. When a pair of occluders are used in sequence, an in-line pump may be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Zevex, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Miles, Kent F. Beck, James Malmstrom
  • Patent number: 6923178
    Abstract: A medicament container configured to improve entrainment of the medicament in the air and to improve deposition of the medicament in the lungs includes an upper layer and a bottom layer with medicament disposed therebetween. The upper layer is punctured to provide first and second openings to allow airflow to enter and exit through the upper layer of the medicament container. In a preferred embodiment, the medicament container has a projection which forms an elbow-shaped medicament containment/flow channel between the upper layer and the lower layer. The medicament container is preferably used in a housing which selectively controls airflow through the medicament container and the housing to improve deep lung deposition of the medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Innovative Devices, LLC.
    Inventor: John M. Snow
  • Patent number: 6923628
    Abstract: A vacuum pump, in particular for brake booster systems in motor vehicles, with a drivable rotor via which a blade in a housing can be set in rotation is proposed. The vacuum pump is distinguished by the fact that the rotor consists of plastic and is formed as one piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Luk, Automobitechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter Otto
  • Patent number: D507647
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Zevex, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent F. Beck, Scott D. Miles
  • Patent number: D523553
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Zevex, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent F. Beck, Scott D. Miles
  • Patent number: D523966
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kitchen, Mark R. Kitchen, Daniel W. Kitchen