Patents Represented by Attorney Charles E. Temko
  • Patent number: 6704973
    Abstract: A hand held device for facilitating the engagement of buttons on a garment particularly suited for use by older persons who have difficulty with manual manipulation. The device includes a hooklike terminal having an opening of varying width for engaging the interconnection between the button and the garment in the form of threads or a shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventor: Milton Naham
  • Patent number: 6687475
    Abstract: A means and method for installing a seal upon the mouth of an elongated opening in a toner hopper farming part of a cartridge used with photoelectric copying devices. The tool is configured to support the seal along its axial length while exposing a distal edge portion of a peripherally located adhesive enabling it to be positioned on a corresponding edge surface of the toner hopper opening and engaged therewith, following which the tool is disconnected from the seal to enable the remaining portions of the adhesive to be adhered to the remaining portions of the mouth of the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Inventors: Robert Kacinski, Mark Simko
  • Patent number: 6672471
    Abstract: A two-piece container for mints or similar tablet type contents in which base and cover elements are arranged for relative sliding movement in opened and closed condition and are of curvate configuration so as to approximately conform to the figure of a user when the device is disposed in a side pocket of a jacket or similar garment. The cover element is configured such that the upper surface and the lower surface of the base element are exposed for contact between the thumb and fingers of a user, thus permitting the opening and closing of the container using the thumb and fingers of a single hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Inventor: Harley Cross
  • Patent number: 6628231
    Abstract: A method is described which enables the location of a radio frequency emitting target in absolute or relative GPS coordinates from a single airborne platform within a few seconds. The method uses a signal processing technique which emulates an antenna moving at very high velocities to induce a Virtual Doppler shift on signals incident upon a linear antenna array. The Virtual Doppler shift is directly proportional to the signal direction of arrival as measured by its direction cosine. The method is shown to prevent single and multiple GPS jammers from being able to jam conventional GPS signals. Also disclosed is a means and method for developing virtual Doppler shifted signals to determine the angle-angle bearing of emitting targets to high resolution. This in turn, allows the position of the emitter to be determined in a GPS reference frame to be located to a high degree of accuracy from a single platform in extremely short times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corp.
    Inventor: Joseph R. Mayersak
  • Patent number: 6593551
    Abstract: A chafing or warming dish construction typically used for buffet serving of comestibles having user sensing means which automatically opens and closes an overlying cover depending upon the presence of the user at a serving table. In a disclosed embodiment, the cover is arranged for pivotal rotation about a pair of aligned pintles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Inventor: Robert Haber
  • Patent number: 6575319
    Abstract: An improved threadedly engageable container closure having a frangibly interconnected tamper-indicating ring, in which the tamper-indicating ring includes a relatively thin upper portion and a relatively thicker lower portion defining a circular recess of rectangular configuration. The tabs are interconnected to an inner upper edge of the lower portion of the tamper-indicating ring by an area of cross section sufficiently thin as to impart elastic memory between the lower portion of the tamper-indicating ring and the upper portion. When the closure is installed, the tabs pivot to operative position, and remain so as the closure is installed, the relatively thinner upper portion of the ring expanding uniformly through contact of the outwardly-directed surfaces of the tab against the inner surface of the upper portion of the closure ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventor: Bruno Zumbuhl
  • Patent number: 6548087
    Abstract: A dietary supplement for improvement of sexual dysfunction without resulting in undesirable side effects which occasionally accompany the use of prescription medicaments used for this purpose. The composition comprises the amino acid L-Arginine in cooperation with smaller amounts of Panax Ginseng, Niacin Amide, DHEA and Zinc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Inventors: Frances B. Kent, Jason C. Birnholz
  • Patent number: 6540175
    Abstract: A method for deflagrating/detonating anti-tank and anti-vehicle land mines, beach zone mines, and surf zone mines located in mine belts or individually using delayed active ignition high temperature incendiary flechettes or darts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph R. Mayersak, Lance H. Benedict, Robert M. Krass
  • Patent number: 6491587
    Abstract: A device for preventing damage to a driven spindle of a rotatably driven mechanism upon the occurrence of a radially-inwardly applied force wherein the spindle is disconnected without damage. The disclosed construction is particularly useful in conjunction with spindles of relatively smaller diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventor: Donald S. Rich
  • Patent number: 6483432
    Abstract: A self-contained monitor including a volatile memory circuit having an armed and a disarmed state, a nonvolatile memory circuit, a responder and an intrusion detector is disposed in a predetermined space to sense and report an intrusion therein. A primary power source having momentary and sustained power interruptions associated therewith energizes the self-contained monitor. A short term energy storage circuit provides secondary power to the volatile memory circuit communicating therewith and with the primary power source so that momentary power interruptions do not result in the volatile memory circuit sensing a loss of power. The volatile memory circuit is switched from the armed to the disarmed state by either the sensing of the intrusion or by the sensing of at least one sustained power interruption. A user employs a remote controller to transmit an RF test signal to remotely test the state of the volatile memory circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Inventor: William P. Carney
  • Patent number: 6464069
    Abstract: A pick and place quadruple head construction for transferring as many as four small workpieces such as computer chips and the like simultaneously from a first matrix to a second matrix. The four individual head units are arranged to form a rectangular area which may be contracted or enlarged upon moving three of the units relative to each other along two mutually perpendicular axes. Each unit includes a reciprocable spindle capable of movement along a third axis, and rotatable about the third axis in repeatable cyclic manner. The spindles include vacuum means for picking up and releasing transferred workpieces. Also disclosed is a wear compensating structure for the spindle. In several of the disclosed embodiments, the head units are arranged such that the reciprocating spindles are located in a common vertical plane so that the articles deposited on the place matrix permit an in-line separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventors: Donald S. Rich, David M. Sharman
  • Patent number: 6460801
    Abstract: A jet bomb guidance system in which bi-directional nozzles are fired in a manner to produce force state changes resulting in improved level of control, greater force compatibility and greater efficiency in propellant fuel usage. The system includes four bi-directional nozzles spaced at 90 degree internals in which at least four single nozzles are open at any given instant to maintain a substantially constant gas pressure. The system may be positioned at the nose portion, tail portion, or center of gravity of the bomb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corp.
    Inventor: Joseph R. Mayersak
  • Patent number: 6451046
    Abstract: A device for holding an icepack or other heat transfer means on various parts of the face of a user including an elastic headband strap adjustably secured by hook and pile interconnection, and a second strap which interconnects with the headband at both ends with hook and pile interconnection, which supports the icepack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Inventors: Dan Leo, Alan Winter
  • Patent number: 6405461
    Abstract: A means and method for heat treating an upholstered workpiece such as a vehicle seat, including an enclosed cabinet mounting plural parallel-extending steam heated manifolds on either side of the workpiece as it passes between the manifolds. Unused steam is recirculated to a steam generator. By treating the entire surfaces of the workpiece, it is possible to eliminate the steaming of individually detected wrinkles, thereby saving both production time and associated manual labor. In an alternate method, the steam manifold is formed as an elongated loop and the workpiece is passed through an enclosed area formed by said loop as the upholstered part of the workpiece is unfolded upon a rigid frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Seikel and Son, Inc
    Inventors: Ken Groel, Joseph Seickel
  • Patent number: 6406664
    Abstract: A fire stain and tarnish resistance silver composition containing germanium, tin, and trace amounts of boron and nickel, as well as copper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Inventor: Lawrence H. Diamond
  • Patent number: D465970
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Moet et Chandan S.A.
    Inventor: M. Philippe Dimeo
  • Patent number: D473724
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventor: Pieter Johannes Hans De Wit
  • Patent number: D474648
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Moet and Chandon S.A.
    Inventor: M. Philippe Dimeo
  • Patent number: D476136
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Inventor: Milton Nahum
  • Patent number: D479864
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Inventor: Milton Maham