Patents Represented by Attorney Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
  • Patent number: 8347664
    Abstract: An adjustable archery bow lock for an archery bow with bow strings, or a limb with a cam or a pulley, includes a locking first frame with first and second rod receiving apertures there through. A lock mechanism is on the first frame with a moveable and securable locking index pin. A parallel second frame has first and second rods that are adapted to capture and immobilize the bow strings, or the cam or pulley with the limb. The rods pass through the receiving apertures. One of the rods has a series of aligned indentations, teeth or serrations. The rods are secured to the first frame with the locking index pin secured into one of the indentations or between the teeth or serrations to prevent drawing or firing of the bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Acu-Archery, LLC
    Inventors: Jerry R. Bishir, Jr., Joshua W. Butcher, Glenn A. Butcher
  • Patent number: 8345933
    Abstract: A procedure for identifying a person with a data acquisition device (202) that is configured for capturing the image of their eyelashes (102, 104). The captured image is compared with eyelash images in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Morpho
    Inventors: Martin Cottard, Stéphane Gentric
  • Patent number: 8337927
    Abstract: Highly purified Stevioside, Rebaudioside A and a purified sweet steviol glycoside mixture were prepared from sweet glycoside extracts obtained from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni leaves. The resulting sweeteners are suitable as non-calorie, non-cariogenic, non-bitter, non-lingering sweeteners, which may be advantageously applied in foods, beverages, and milk products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Purecircle SDN BHD
    Inventors: Siddhartha Purkayastha, Avetik Markosyan, Magomet Malsagov
  • Patent number: 8334006
    Abstract: Highly purified Stevioside, Rebaudioside A and a purified sweet steviol glycoside mixture were prepared from sweet glycoside extracts obtained from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni leaves. The resulting sweeteners are suitable as non-calorie, non-cariogenic, non-bitter, non-lingering sweeteners, which may be advantageously applied in foods, beverages, and milk products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Purecircle SDN BHD
    Inventors: Siddhartha Purkayastha, Avetik Markosyan, Magomet Malsagov
  • Patent number: 8327805
    Abstract: An animal husbandry tunnel door with adjoining extrusions for closing a tunnel ventilation opening typically in a broiler house has opposing faces with top, bottom and side edges. The faces sandwich an insulation layer. The adjoining extrusions have a first door top, bottom and side extrusion, along with a second door side edge extrusion. The first door top, bottom and side edge extrusions each have parallel inner prongs with barbs and adjacent parallel outer flanges forming two slots therebetween for receiving the top, bottom and side edges of the opposing door faces as the inner prongs with barbs pass into the insulation and are held thereat. The second door side edge extrusion has parallel inner prongs adjacent parallel outer flanges forming two slots therebetween for receiving the other side face edges as the inner prongs with barbs pass into the insulation and are held thereat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: A.J. Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Joseph Rogge, Todd Charles Carlson, Frank R. Harris
  • Patent number: 8318459
    Abstract: Glucosyl stevia compositions are prepared from steviol glycosides of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. The glucosylation was performed by cyclodextrin glucanotransferase using the starch as source of glucose residues. The short-chain glucosyl stevia compositions were purified to >95 % content of total steviol glycosides. The compositions can be used as sweetness enhancers, flavor enhancers and sweeteners in foods, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: PureCircle USA
    Inventor: Avetik Markosyan
  • Patent number: 8311290
    Abstract: A method for identifying a person (200) by capturing an image of the iris producing an anamorphic transformation of the image along a horizontal axis and then a vertical axis to code it in the form of one or two models. The model is compared with reference models stored in a database to determine the identity of the person. The acquisition device captures the image of the iris through means of optical deformation to produce the anamorphic transformation of the image and then codes the image into the models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Morpho
    Inventors: Martin Cottard, Joël-Yann Fourre, François Rieul
  • Patent number: 8281787
    Abstract: A system including a mask to detect an EEG signal and to deliver a gas, the mask having a forehead support extending from the body and adapted to contact a forehead surface of the patient during use, the forehead support having a plurality of sensors located thereon for detecting electrophysiological signals of the patient, with the plurality of sensors including EEG sensors positioned proximate to FP1/FP2 standard electrode placement positions of the patient, a gas delivery device in fluid communication with the mask and having an adjustable gas output, and a control system for determining a sleep stage from EEG signals detected by the mask and adjusting a gas delivery device based on the sleep stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Compumedics Limited
    Inventor: David Burton
  • Patent number: 8274962
    Abstract: A mobile station of a mobile radiocommunication system for receiving synchronization channels transmitted on at least one carrier so as to be able to synchronize with a base station and transmit data in a traffic channel defined with respect to the synchronization channels. The mobile station may transmit synchronization channels on a carrier normally transmitted by a base station. The mobile station may transmit a traffic channel on the carrier. The synchronization and traffic channels are transmitted to at least one other mobile station so the first mobile station can synchronize with the other mobile station and read the traffic channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sagem Communications
    Inventor: Marc Dorion
  • Patent number: 8266933
    Abstract: An adjustable archery bow lock for an archery bow with bow strings, or a limb with a cam or a pulley, includes a locking first frame with first and second rod receiving apertures there through. A lock mechanism is on the first frame with a moveable and securable locking index pin. A parallel second frame has first and second rods that are adapted to capture and immobilize the bow strings, or the cam or pulley with the limb. The rods pass through the receiving apertures. The second rod has a series of aligned indentations. The rods are secured to the first frame with the locking index pin secured into one of the indentations to prevent drawing or firing of the bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Acu-Archery, LLC
    Inventors: Jerry R. Bishir, Jr., Glenn A. Butcher, Joshua W. Butcher
  • Patent number: 8264530
    Abstract: A method for processing at least an imprint image of an individual using a processing device that comprises an exhibition glass sheet having a surface for receiving said imprint. The method includes acquiring without contact at least one image of the imprint present in the space upstream from the said surface and which has not yet been in contact with it and detecting the contact between the imprint and the exhibition glass sheet; acquiring by contact at least one image of the imprint after contact with the exhibition glass sheet; and standardizing at least one of the contact-less images in proportions that are identical to those of one of the contact images by analysing at least one of the contact-less images and at least one of the contact images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Morpho
    Inventors: Aurélie Morin, Joël-Yann Fourre, Sylvaine Picard
  • Patent number: 8257288
    Abstract: A chest compression system and method of use for respiratory therapies such as cystic fibrosis, including an air flow generator, a pulse frequency control component having a fan blade for producing a series of air pulses communicated to a patient-worn garment during a therapy session. The system further includes one or more patient physiologic sensors capable of capturing patient information during the therapy session. The sensors may include a blood oximeter or a mouthpiece used to evaluate pulmonary function. An airway congestion monitoring system provides airway and lung congestion trend analysis. Adjustments are made to the series of air pulses based on a patient's therapy session data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: RespirTech
    Inventors: Leland G. Hansen, Greg White
  • Patent number: 8257948
    Abstract: Glucosyl stevia compositions are prepared from steviol glycosides of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. The glucosylation was performed by cyclodextrin glucanotransferase using the starch as source of glucose residues. The short-chain glucosyl stevia compositions were purified to >95% content of total steviol glycosides. The compositions can be used as sweetness enhancers, flavor enhancers and sweeteners in foods, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: PureCircle USA
    Inventor: Avetik Markosyan
  • Patent number: 8256061
    Abstract: A filter shaking assembly for a floor surface maintenance machine including a filter assembly in fluid communication with the debris hopper and having a cylindrical filter held against a shaker plate. The shaker plate is vibrated by a shaker motor at least partially positioned within an interior of the filter and eccentric mass to remove an accumulation of debris from the surface of the filter. The eccentric mass may include two eccentric masses positioned on a common shaft of the shaker motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Tennant Company
    Inventors: Michael Stewart Wilmo, Michael Thomas Basham, Michael Shawn Ardito, Richard W. Wellens
  • Patent number: 8253043
    Abstract: A connector assembly having an external retainer ring for both securing a connector body to an outlet box and also securing a conduit or cable from movement relative to the connector assembly. A multi-function retainer ring having a plurality of finger-like extensions or tabs with at least a portion of the extensions being inwardly bent. The inwardly bent tabs engage and retain a captured wire or conduit upon assembly. Other tabs function to engage an inner wall of a knock-out hole of an outlet box upon insertion of the connector assembly into the outlet box. A method of connecting a wire to a junction box using the connector assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Bridgeport Fittings, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth M. Kiely
  • Patent number: 8231159
    Abstract: An improved severe duty grapple for attachment onto the end of a dipper stick of a backhoe has an arcuate-shaped upper jaw with an inner end and a backside. The upper jaw is pivotally attached near its inner end on its backside to the end of a dipper stick and a double action actuator or cylinder for operative pivotal movement of the upper jaw relative to the dipper stick. An arcuate-shaped lower jaw is provided with an inner end and a backside. The lower jaw is attached near its inner end on its backside to the dipper stick by a linkage for operative pivotal movement of the upper jaw relative to the lower jaw. A hollow tubular pivot is attached to the inner end of one of the jaws with open opposing ends. Two lug plates are mounted on the inner end of the other jaw each with an eyelet. The eyelets are alignable with the open ends of the tubular pivot. A pivot pin is passed through the tubular pivot and eyelets and secured thereat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Genesis Attachments, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel J. Raihala
  • Patent number: 8233680
    Abstract: A method of identifying an individual in which captured images are encrypted by a transformation function and superimposed over previously recorded encrypted images. The superimposition image thus formed is used for identity verification. If the verification is negative a looping step repeats the process until positive verification is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Morpho
    Inventors: Julien Bringer, Herve Chabanne
  • Patent number: 8215346
    Abstract: A shredder for reducing material which includes a conical cutting drum rotatably positioned within a housing and having an imperforate outer surface so as to carry shredded material radially with and externally of the drum; at least one cutting implement disposed about the outer surface of the cutting drum; an anvil disposed adjacent to the cutting drum; a bellyband wrapping around and conforming to the drum; and a transition interconnecting the bellyband with a discharge port and having a cross sectional configuration that inversely mirrors the cross sectional configuration of the bellyband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Dynamic Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas R. Gross, Earl R. Smith
  • Patent number: D664230
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Muzzy Products Corporation
    Inventor: John Musacchia, Jr.
  • Patent number: D665089
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Charles L. Brown