Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Bernstein & Associates
  • Patent number: 6727851
    Abstract: A system for locating electromagnetic signal sources via the rotational Doppler effect whereby a radar station generating electromagnetic signals, such as radar frequency signals, initially scans the sky for aircraft. An aircraft having the system operationally installed thereon and utilizing apparatus or navigational systems already present on the aircraft receives radar signals. The system is programmed to capture radar signal parameters and extract the rotational Doppler frequencies induced by the motion of the aircraft. The angular velocity of the host platform is often the dominant source of this frequency; however, lateral velocity is not detrimental to the process. The measurement of the rotational Doppler frequency is accomplished through antennas presently installed on large numbers of military aircraft with no requirement for phase calibration of the electrical paths between antennas and receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: The Corporation of Mercer University
    Inventors: Charles David Bass, Jerome S. Finnigan, Peter Joseph Bryant
  • Patent number: 6598236
    Abstract: The present invention relates to that of an incorporated cooling system that is incorporated into headgear that would be worn by a user. The cooling system of the present invention comprises a plurality of hollow plastic tubes all interconnected to one another. The plastic tubes serve both as a means in which an even distribution of air flow occurs over a user's head and also serves as a skeletal framework for the particular piece of headgear which the present invention is associated with. Air flow through the present invention occurs throughout the plastic tubes by the presence of air compressor unit, which is mounted on the particular piece of headgear in an inconspicuous place. The air compressor unit is powered by a power means. The plastic tubes of the present invention have inwardly facing air outlet holes that solely but steadily blow air onto the head of an individual wearing a piece of headgear with the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Inventor: Tracy R. Gantt
  • Patent number: 6569039
    Abstract: A golf ball position marking assembly that includes a marker removably secured to a decorative or functional accessory item such as a ring, pendant, clip, belt, key ring, bracelet, buckle, divot tool, or the like. The marker is magnetically secured to a base in such a way that a golfer can quickly and easily detach it to mark the position of a golf ball, and as easily re-attach it when the time comes to play. The assembly is made of any suitable material, including plastics, metals, ceramics, and composites. If desired, it can include decorative or functional indicia such as precious stones, decorative etching or enameled ornamentation, the user's name or initials, memorable dates, advertising material, tournament logos, or golf club logos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Cope
  • Patent number: 6555110
    Abstract: Compositions useful in treating immune modulated disease comprising an anticytokine antibody or immune active drug capable of modifying cytokine activity or modulating the immune system microencapsulated with a biodegradable nonantigenic material, such as albumin or PLGA. When the composition is introduced into a subject, it is phagocytosed by the target organ, the target organ digests the microsphere, releasing the drug or an active form or fragment thereof intracellularly. The drug then modifies the target organ function, thereby modulating it's activity. A method is disclosed for preparation of the microencapsulated composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: The Corporation of Mercer University
    Inventor: Martin J. D'Souza
  • Patent number: 6552257
    Abstract: An apparatus for enabling a solar panel to track a solar or other energy source, comprising a panel; a mast; a first collar slidingly receiving the mast; a sleeve slidingly receiving the mast and the link tube; a controller second collar slidingly receiving the mast; a universal joint comprising a first section and a second section, both sections pivotably joined, the first section fixedly attached to one end of the mast; a first arm fixedly attached to the controller second collar; a second arm fixed attached to the first collar; a link pivotably joining the first arm and the second arm; a first stop associated with the first collar; wherein the mast is capable of vertical movement within the first collar such that the panel can tilt and be displaced angularly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: American Signal Company
    Inventors: Stephen P. Hart, Donald John Stuart, Patrick Henry Ryan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6540581
    Abstract: A kit for making a personalized hands operated puppet, the kit comprising a sculptable block of material, such as a flexible foam, that may be readily cut and trimmed to form a head portion that can be manipulated by the hand of the puppeteer. The kit may further include a piece of fabric to be glued to the mouth opening to help stimulate the mouth of the puppet, a pair of eye balls to be inserted in eye sockets, an elongated sleeve, with simulated arms, for receiving the puppeteer's hand to operate the mouth motions of the puppet, and a pair of rigid wire members that may be used by the puppeteer's other hand to manipulate the arms of the puppet. A process for making the puppet is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Inventor: John Edward Kennedy
  • Patent number: 6510664
    Abstract: An integral, one-piece, multi-layered shingle and method of fabrication from a planar sheet of shingle material, e.g., asphalt. The planar sheet comprises a base portion having first and second, parallel, lateral edges, with plural elongated tabs extending from the first lateral edge. The plural elongated tabs are uniquely different but each features a side edge midportion perpendicular to the first lateral edge. Extending from the second lateral edge are a like plurality of short tabs, where the short tabs are laterally offset from the elongated tabs. In a roof placement mode, the elongated tabs are first folded onto the base portion at a midpoint thereof, then reversely bent back upon themselves to form a three layer section. To complete the fabrication, the base portion is folded toward the folded elongated tabs such that the short tabs are positioned adjacent at least one elongated tab to form a second section of two layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Inventor: Stephen J. Kupczyk
  • Patent number: 6463273
    Abstract: A wireless warning system for alerting and advising selected uses of a potential or existing emergency within a predetermined geographic area. The system operates on the principle of a common or party-line pager communication link, where all users within the predetermined geographic area are alerted simultaneously of the emergency situation. When the system is activated a detectable alarm, in the form of an LED readout panel for portable pager receivers, or as an audio or visual alarm for fixed structures, alerts all users in the geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Inventor: J. Cameron Day
  • Patent number: 6460198
    Abstract: A garment system for healthcare providers including pants, a shirt, and a hood that provides a protective barrier against infectious materials in body fluids and that is adapted for use in field operating and/or uniformed organizations such as the military, United Nations healthcare organizations, and other internationally serving healthcare providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Gocurda, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis Dilworth, Jr., Daniel Raiford
  • Patent number: 6457427
    Abstract: An apparatus for transmitting drive motion to the members working in dispensing devices and seed and fertilizer dosing devices, equipped to vary the speed of such drive motions according to the operative needs present in each dosing, comprising, in combination, at least one velocity sensor arranged correspondingly with one of the machine supporting wheels, which sensor is integrated to an electronic circuit including the Intelligent Central Unit consisting of a microprocessor having its own software which commands the movements generated by a plurality of Propelling Units, integrated to the same circuit and arranged, individually, correspondingly with each dispenser and dosing device of the machine, coupled to at least one of the members belonging to said dosing devices and dispensers involved in the drive movement and action of each of them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Inventors: Antonio Roman Moszoro, Nolberto Luis Naldini, Roberto Chinelli Santiago, Jr., Roberto Chinelli Santiago
  • Patent number: 6446859
    Abstract: A foldable container comprising a sheet of material having a plurality of panels hingedly connected together to permit folding thereof into a polygonal shape for storing liquid, solid or granular material. Male and female flaps are hingedly connected to the panels, and are foldable into an interlocked arrangement to form the container bottom. A lid can be provided having a lid panel and one or more lid flaps hingedly connected thereto. The lid flaps each have a lid opening and a handle portion, and the sheet has corresponding panel openings and handle portions. The lid flaps have locking tabs that can be extended through the aligned lid and panel openings to secure the lid in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: John Thomas Holladay
  • Patent number: 6420474
    Abstract: Aqueous coating composition are described wherein the binder includes an anionically stabilized addition polymerized dispersion of a polymer. The monomers used to prepare the dispersion are acrylic cid and methyacrylic acid, as carboxylic monomers and styrene, alpha-methyl styrene or vinyl toluene as a hydrophobic high Tg aromatic monomer. Acrylate ester is used as a low Tg monomer. The relative weight proportions of the monomers are required to satisfy the designated formula. Blends of high and low Tg dispersions are also provided. Pains formulated with the binders of present invention exhibit excellent balance of stain resistance, tint strength and viscosity stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Orica Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Michelle Carey, Karen Elsbury, Patrick Houlihan, Bruce Leary, Lisa Madigan, Thamala Weerasinghe, Chantel Marise, Susan George
  • Patent number: 6406647
    Abstract: A method for preparation of single crystal films of organic second order optical materials, the films having controlled orientation and thickness. This method produces films of excellent optical quality and with large nonlinearities suitable for device applications. The material of interest is introduced into the interface of two optically flat solid substrates. The substrate surfaces are pretreated so that they are hydrophilic. The material is formed as a liquid phase (highly concentrated solution) in the interface. An external pressure is applied that brings the substrates close together and a shear is applied by moving one substrate with respect to the other while the substrates are held under a constant pressure. As a consequence of these interactions, oriented molecular clusters or nuclei are formed with the molecules organized in a specific direction with respect to the substrate-surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Inventor: Mrinal Thakur
  • Patent number: 6371546
    Abstract: A telescopic sun screen assembly for use in the interior of an automobile. The sunscreen assembly comprises a sun visor member capable of being mounted to the interior of an automobile, the visor having a compartment and a bottom opening. A housing is receivable within the visor compartment and insertable and removable through the visor bottom opening. The housing has a compartment and a bottom opening that slidingly and telescopically receive a sun screen panel. The housing and panel may be readily removed from the visor and reinstalled in another visor, or the housing and panel may be readily removed from the visor and another housing and panel reinstalled in the same visor. The housing and panel are thus separable components and may be provided as an aftermarket item separate from the visor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Inventor: Samuel Alexander Jefferson
  • Patent number: 6357086
    Abstract: A first extension member has a head coupled to a first zipper head and a tail having a male connector and an elongated generally flat intermediate portion between the head and the male connector. A second extension member has a head coupled to a second zipper head and a body with a female connector that receives and locks the male connector and receives and permits free sliding movement of the elongated flat intermediate portion. The female connector prevents removal of the male connector therefrom to prevent opening the zipper beyond a predetermined position based on the length of the elongated intermediate portion. Because the male connector is positioned generally at the end of the tail and the elongated intermediate portion is generally flat, the tail may slide freely within the female connector between the head and the male connector so that the zipper is therefore not locked in any fixed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Inventor: Mark Changfeng Ye
  • Patent number: 6356634
    Abstract: The present invention provides a communications system and maintenance system for telephone contact. The present invention is designed to be a stand-alone system used in concert with computers and public telephone switches that are well known in the telephone contact industry. The present invention may, if desired, be integrated into an existing telephone contact system or host program, or, it can be made available as a stand alone product. The communication system enables the telephone service representative to transparently deliver a prerecorded voice file to a party that is consistent in voice tone, quality, energy and pitch. The communication system also provides the telephone service representative with a viewable transcript of the actual voice being transmitted to the party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Noble Systems Corporation
    Inventor: James K. Noble, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6323389
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a continuous feed spun bonded laminate having improved elastic properties measured at body temperature. The laminate comprises at least one first and second nonelastic layers between which is sandwiched at least one elastic layer, the elastic layer being comprised of a triblock polystyrene-poly(ethylene/propylene)-polystyrene (“SEPS”) copolymer having a number average molecular weight of about 81,000 g/mol. The weight percent of styrene is approximately 18% and the weight percent of ethylene/propylene is approximately 82%. The molecular weight increase in the EP block, while holding the molecular weight of the styrene block constant, increases the entanglement density, polymer chain persistence length and the relaxation time. The resulting laminate load decay rate and load loss measurements over a period of 12 hours at body temperature showed marked improvement over known CFSBL product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Oomman P. Thomas, James R. Fitts, Jr., Richard M. Shane, Donald V. Willitts
  • Patent number: D456112
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Gocurda, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis M. Dilworth, Jr., Daniel Raiford
  • Patent number: D463135
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Inventor: Susan Goans Driggers
  • Patent number: D473113
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Sterling Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Gelb, Jason A. Bernstein