Patents Represented by Attorney Charles E. Temko
  • Patent number: 6382430
    Abstract: A delivery track construction for use with display coolers, and dispensing devices for relatively perishable packaged products. The construction includes at least one pair of parallel inclined tracks having first and second terminal ends for gravity feeding of packages from the first to the second end. The packages are supported by a track-engaging member which slidably engages the rails. In one embodiment, the track-engaging member is in the form of a T-shaped hook defining a pair of recesses which engage the rails. In another form, the track-engaging member is in the form of a sphere of diameter sufficient to span the interstice formed by the rails. In another embodiment, the track is formed by a inclined lower wall and a pair of parallel vertical walls adapted to support cylindrical containers in parallel vertical orientation for serial dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Paul D. Dewsnap
  • Patent number: 6369708
    Abstract: An intrusion detection system includes a remote controller activated by a user transmitting a particular RF carrier signal to a self-contained monitor. The self-contained monitor is energized by a primary power source and comprises an RF receiver circuit for receiving the particular RF carrier signal, a tuning code circuit for inputting a tuning code, a nonvolatile memory circuit for storing the tuning code which makes the RF receiver circuit responsive to the particular RF carrier signal, a volatile memory circuit having an armed state and a disarmed state, a motion detector for detecting an intruder in the predetermined space, a timing circuit for measuring a preset period of time and a responder. The user switches the volatile memory circuit from the disarmed state to the armed state by activating the remote controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Inventor: William P. Carney
  • Patent number: 6365200
    Abstract: A topically applied aphrodisiac dispersed in a manually applied vehicle which substantially increases tissue sensation. The active ingredients are benzalkonium chloride, aloe and vitamin E in a water soluble gel which includes sorbitol, glycerin, and hydroxethylcellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventors: Jason C. Birnholz, Frances B. Kent
  • Patent number: 6366648
    Abstract: An alarm system for recording the occurrence of an alarm condition in a predetermined space comprises a self-contained monitor which defines a sensor armed for sensing the alarm condition and a monitor transmitter which transmits a monitor signal in response thereto. In addition, the system comprises an interface module responsive to the monitor signal which communicates with a telephone line and a telephone answering machine associated with the predetermined space. The interface module includes an interface receiver circuit, a message generator which provides an alarm message, an off-hook telephone circuit, a telephone line simulator and a transfer switch. In response to the monitor signal, the interface receiver circuit operates the transfer switch to an activated position wherein the alarm message is transmitted from the message generator through the off-hook telephone circuit, the telephone line simulator and the transfer switch to the telephone answering machine for recording thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: William P. Carney
  • Patent number: 6339396
    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: February 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corp
    Inventor: Joseph R. Mayersak
  • Patent number: 6308334
    Abstract: A costume construction suitable for stage use permitting a rapid change of appearance during a period of temporary concealment of the user to create the illusion of total removal and substitution of a costume. The construction is such that the costume is maintained in position by one or more rapidly disconnectable fastening means permitting the costume to display another garment concealed therebeneath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Inventor: David Maas
  • Patent number: 6286874
    Abstract: A molded synthetic resinous closure into which hose connections between parked vehicles and a water source are positioned to be protected against damage caused by vehicles running over the connector parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Inventor: Arthur Duchek
  • Patent number: 6275675
    Abstract: A replacement toner hopper for use with replaceable toner cartridges used in electrostatic copying and printing machines. The hopper provides increased capacity using converging hopper walls more horizontally oriented than those of the original hopper. The tendency of the particulate toner to adhere to the inner surfaces of the hopper walls is reduced by charging at least one of the hopper walls with a semi-conductive or conductive surface to electrostatically discharge the toner, charge normally carried by the toner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Inventor: Lester E. Cornelius
  • Patent number: 6264207
    Abstract: A seal using a seal body (1) which is subdivided in a latticework-like fashion into tensile struts (6) and compressive struts (7), forming cavities (8), and has an introduction portion (4) and can thus be used as a primary seal. The seal body (1) can be part of a seal arrangement (55) which includes a test and/or post-sealing space (56, 56a). In the case of pipe runs, an inner access line (60) or an outer access line (70) can be provided in order to test the sealing integrity of the seal and possibly to effect a post-sealing operation for leak-remedy purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Inventor: Karl Heinz Krestel
  • Patent number: 6254031
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a low cost and highly accurate precision guided system suitable for use in conventional aircraft launched bombs. The system includes a kit mounted upon the nose of the conventional bomb which replaces the conventional fuse disposed in a fuse well, the kit including guidance electronics controlling a self-contained jet reaction device and GPS P-code receiver electronics. The bombs are readied for discharge by signals broadcast from the aircraft into the bomb bay which transfer initial GPS data and commence operation of a gas generator which powers the jet reaction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Lockhead Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph R. Mayersak
  • Patent number: 6253052
    Abstract: A flexible elongated roller charging blade for use as a replacement in the reycling of toner cartridges used in photoelectric copiers and printers. The blade has a first surface having a semiconductive coating, and a second opposite surface coated with an adhesive to apply to the surface of an initially installed charging blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Inventors: Lester Cornelius, Robert Kacinsky
  • Patent number: 6234741
    Abstract: An hydraulically operated fork lift device adapted to be installed within the bed of a conventional pickup truck, wherein the horizontal movement of the fork is provided by movement of the truck. When the device is not in use, it is disposed above the forward portion of the truck bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Inventor: Stanley P. McDaniel
  • Patent number: 6220488
    Abstract: A crush resistant device for enclosing the shoulder portions of a hanger-supported garment to prevent wrinkling of the garment when packed in compressive relation with adjacent garments in a shipping container, thereby avoiding wrinkling of the enclosed portion of the garment during storage and shipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Inventors: Joseph Seickel, Charles A. Krieger
  • Patent number: 6212896
    Abstract: An improved heat transfer column for geothermal heating and cooling in which refrigerant lines are wound about a thin wall vertically oriented tube. The tube is surrounded by a flexible liner which is filled with water, the liner being positioned within a cavity in an earth mass. During operation, water within the tube rises by convection and transfers heat evenly to the water within the liner for subsequent transfer to the earth mass. This heat is subsequently extracted from the earth mass during a heating cycle, and means is provided for transfer of a portion of the heat in the water to the ambient atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Inventor: John Genung
  • Patent number: 6213321
    Abstract: A threaded closure for pressurized containers, typically for carbonated beverages is disclosed. The closure includes a deformable liner of non-vinyl polymer which is cold formed in the closure using known techniques in such manner that the liner physically bonds to the inner surface of the end wall of the closure to be retained thereby in the absence of a peripheral lip or projections on the inner surface of the end wall of the closure. The closure itself may be either injection molded or compression molded. The usual tamper indicating ring is formed to include frangible bridge members either by molding or a separate slitting operation. The pivotally mounted tabs for separating the tamper-indicating ring are sufficiently rigid to avoid flexing at points other than at an outer edge hinge axis where pivoting is possible only to a limited degree, thus assuring the severing of the frangible bridge members at an early stage of opening of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Inventor: Bruno Zumbuhl
  • Patent number: 6145901
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved pick and place head construction of a type employed for transporting individual semi-conductor chips and similar articles of manufacture during manufacturing processes, and similar non-manufacturing environments. The disclosed device includes a dual head for engaging the chips as well as improved structure for varying the space between the heads by means of programmable actuators. In one embodiment, the vacuum spindles which reciprocate axially to engage the chips are also capable of axial rotation to enable the engaged chips to be rotated as they are transported to a place location. Also disclosed are improved article engaging members formed of synthetic resinous foam materials to enable effective vacuum engagement of non-planar surfaces. One form provides for simultaneous static dissipation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Inventor: Donald S. Rich
  • Patent number: 6137405
    Abstract: An intrusion detection system used to surveil a predetermined space includes a self-contained monitor responsive to an authorized remote controller transmitting a particular radio-frequency (RF) carrier signal under the control a user. The self-contained monitor comprises a primary power source electrically coupled to a nonvolatile memory circuit, a receiver circuit and a motion detector positioned to surveil a predetermined space for an intruder. A plurality of switches accessible to the user is included in the self-contained monitor for setting a binary code thereon which represents the particular RF carrier signal. Also included in the self-contained monitor and accessible to the user is a code transfer circuit for transferring the last code set on the code setting switch into the nonvolatile memory circuit making the self-contained monitor responsive to the particular RF carrier signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Inventor: William P. Carney
  • Patent number: D448181
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Inventor: Edward Shergalis
  • Patent number: D449419
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Inventor: Arther Barrett
  • Patent number: RE36920
    Abstract: A seal for a toner cartridge assembly used in printers, copy machines and facsimile machines. The seal is a strip which can be torn out so as to define an opening for the passage of toner. The strip has a structure which lowers the tearing force required when starting to tear the strip with respect to the tearing force required for other parts of the seal, or the seal has a structure which increases the binding of parts of the seal adjacent to the strip on the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Inventor: Jan De Kesel