Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Charles G. Lamb
  • Patent number: 7000253
    Abstract: A glove with protective padding for a wrist covers a dorsal side of the wrist excluding the radio styloid, the Lister's tubercle, and the distal ulna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Hillerich & Bradsby Co.
    Inventor: James M. Kleinert
  • Patent number: 6851123
    Abstract: A baseball glove is provided with improved flexibility for the use in the catching of baseballs and the like. The improved flexibility for the baseball glove includes an expandable material which extends over the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb and longitudinally towards a web section of the glove and then transversely across the metacarpalphangeal joints of the fingers. The webbing of the glove between the thumb stall and an index finger stall of the glove is provided with a thumb side web section and an index finger web section which are connected with a hinge member which runs along and spaced from the longitudinal side of the thumb stall and the index finger stall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Hillerich & Bradsby Co.
    Inventor: James M. Kleinert
  • Patent number: 6832390
    Abstract: A Y-shaped strap system is provided for a leg guard wherein two legs of the Y-shaped strap system are attached to one edge of a shell of the leg guard and a third leg is detachably connectable to an opposed edge of the shell of the leg guard. A V-shaped connector is provided to attach the first and second legs to the third leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Hillerich & Bradsby Co.
    Inventors: James M. Kleinert, David M. Timbeck, Dave L. T. Wilcox
  • Patent number: 6827200
    Abstract: A multi-speed variable spacing conveyor system is shown and described herein having at least a first conveyor operating at a first speed and having a plurality of workpiece carriers thereon in a first spaced configuration. Operably communicating with the first conveyor is at least a second conveyor operating at a second speed. Between the at least first conveyor track and the at least second conveyor track is a transfer mechanism, which allows movement of workpiece carriers therebetween. The second conveyor operating at the second speed allows a second spaced configuration of the workpiece carriers. When disposed in the second spaced configuration, less conveyor track is necessary to hold and move a number of carriers through an inclined and declined portion of conveyor track, as well as a through a workstation resulting in less manufacturing and operating costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Inventor: Arthur B. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 6807969
    Abstract: A method of processing reconstituted tobacco which reduces the attrition of reconstituted tobacco and increases the capacity of a primary processing facility by bypassing several conventional primary processing steps. This improved process allows reconstituted tobacco to bypass the primary processing steps up through final cut tobacco drying by separately cutting conventional reconstituted tobacco using a tobacco cutting machine. The method also includes the steps of drying reconstituted tobacco in a pre-dryer, forming sheets of reconstituted tobacco, cutting the sheets to a pre-selected width, transferring the sheets of pre-selected width to a primary processing facility, feeding the sheets of pre-selected width to a tobacco cutting machine, the sheets being cut to a pre-selected size, and blending the pre-selected size cut reconstituted tobacco with conventional cut tobacco.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation
    Inventors: Eric W. Wessinger, Kevin R. Korte, Robin Schlinger
  • Patent number: 6779529
    Abstract: A cigarette filter includes a multiple section filter which reduces the level of predetermined smoke constituents. The filter includes a fibrous filter plug section, a selective adsorbent section, and a general adsorbent section co-axially aligned in tandem. The selective adsorbent section includes a selective absorbent material which is a phenol-formaldehyde resin matrix surface-functionalized with mainly primary and secondary amine functional groups which removes specific smoke constituents from the tobacco smoke. The general adsorbent section is a material capable of adsorbing a range of chemical compounds without a high degree of specificity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation
    Inventors: James N. Figlar, Brian E. Tucker, F. Kelley St. Charles
  • Patent number: 6779531
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reconstituted smoking material which comprises a non-polyol aerosol generator, tobacco (optional), binder (optional) and inorganic filler. A further polyol aerosol generator may also be contained in the smoking material. There is also provided a smoking article containing such material in a conventional arrangement or with a core axially disposed within an annulus. A further aspect of the invention is the provision of a polyol or non-polyol aerosol generated disposed in the filter element of a smoking article, which may contain the inventive smoking material. The aerosol material on the filter is eluted into the aerosol of the smoke on burning of the smoking article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation
    Inventors: Philip John Biggs, Richard Thomas Gilbert, Kevin Gerard McAdam, Bhasker Natarajan
  • Patent number: 6779908
    Abstract: An adjustable downlight lighting fixture includes a rotatable housing of hemispherical configuration rotatably mounted within a stationary lower outer housing which is also of hemispherical shape with a top opening cut at a preselected angle to horizontal so that a lamp disposed within the rotatable housing may be positional at preselected angles to vertical for downlighting through a ceiling opening. The lower outer housing is integral with a base or mounting frame for attachment to an opening in a ceiling through which light from the lamp in the rotatable housing passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventor: Sherman Ng
  • Patent number: 6776509
    Abstract: A light fixture having a relatively narrow light emitting aperture in a bottom thereof, includes a pair of elliptically shaped reflectors mounted therein, wherein first terminating ends of each reflector are connected, the elliptically shaped reflectors extending in parallel along the housing. Disposed inwardly from each reflector and spaced therefrom are light sources, each said light source extending in parallel relation. The ellipsoidal reflectors being positioned to reflect light through the narrow width aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventor: Chris Warner
  • Patent number: 6772789
    Abstract: A flow leveling device for use in a liquid distribution system that can be attached to the end of a conduit The device has an eccentrically placed opening on the face of the device whose vertical position can be varied so as to equalize the flow of liquid dispersed from a central point. The device is secured to the conduit by a double-walled skirt depending from the face of the device. The skirt has a central gap defined by the double walls which securely holds the conduit walls therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventors: Theophilus B. Terry, III, Michael J. Hornback
  • Patent number: 6772767
    Abstract: A process for reducing lignin and nitrogenous content in tobacco lamina and tobacco fiber material, including whole leaf, stems, scraps, fines and lamina, as well as burley leaf and stem, in an extraction with a solution containing hydrogen peroxide and an alkali metal hydroxide. The treated tobacco may then be further processed for use in cigarettes and other smoking articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation
    Inventors: John-Paul Mua, Brad L. Hayes, Kenneth J. Bradley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6749743
    Abstract: A device for diverting the flow of liquid in a wastewater treatment system in flow communication with effluent returning from a recirculating treatment section and in flow communication with a discharge line for removing a portion of treated effluent to a receiving body. The device also has openings for returning a percentage of the effluent back to the wastewater treatment system. A valve operatively responsive to a float in the treatment system whereby when the effluent level in the system falls below a critical point, all of the effluent is recirculated back into the treatment system and when the effluent level rises sufficiently a percentage of cleaned effluent exits the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignees: Zabel Industries International, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Rohrer, Theophilus B. Terry, III
  • Patent number: 6749367
    Abstract: An orifice shield for a wastewater drainage conduit is an injection molded unitary body which is cylindrically-shaped with a first open end and an opposed second open end. The body is provided with a top wall and rounded sidewalls extending from the top wall. At least one flow through slot is provided in the top wall of the body to allow the flow of effluent therethrough. The rounded sidewalls terminate in spaced edges which extend along the length of the unitary body for receiving and gripping a conduit. Longitudinally extending spacers are provided along an interior surface of the unitary body for spacing the top wall of the orifice shield from the drainage conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Inventor: Theophilus B. Terry, III
  • Patent number: 6726255
    Abstract: A tube-in-tube joint includes a rectangular coupling having a longitudinally extending slot the entire length of the coupling which is inserted into opposed ends of two rectangular elongated tube members. Each elongated tube member is provided with an opening therein to receive a bolt therethrough, preferably a carriage bolt, wherein a squared shoulder portion adjacent the head of the carriage bolt fits within the slot of the coupling and the bolt opening. Alternatively, socket head cap screws extend through the bolt openings in the elongated tubes and the coupling slot receives T-nuts which are held in place in the longitudinally extending slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Inventor: James C. Ward
  • Patent number: 6722372
    Abstract: A smoking article particularly to eliminate spotting or staining and provide good smoke quality includes a double wrap smoking article which includes an outer wrap of a conventional cigarette paper and an inner wrap which is comprised of from about 55 to 85% wood fibers and 15 to 45% flax fibers, a basis weight of 12-15 gm/M2 and a porosity of 200 to 160,000 Coresta or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel V. Cantrell
  • Patent number: 6701530
    Abstract: A batting glove includes a plurality of finger elements, a thumb element, a top portion, and a lower portion. The finger elements cover fingers, the thumb element covers a thumb, the top portion covers a back side of the hand, and the lower portion covers a palm of the hand. Preselected thicknesses of preselected materials are included in order to protect the bones, ligaments, pulleys, tendons, etc. of a wearer from direct shock, and to distribute stress along the hand. A hockey goaltender's blocker glove includes a blocker pad with a glove for receiving a human hand attached thereto, the glove including a thumb stall and a plurality of finger stalls wherein the thumb stall is provided with a shock absorbing pad to protect the A-2 pulley, the shock absorbing pad being positioned above the metacarpal of the thumb and below the center axis of rotation of the metacarpalphalangeal joint of the thumb and below the center axis of rotation of the interphalangeal joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Hillerich & Bradsby Co.
    Inventor: James M. Kleinert
  • Patent number: 6703799
    Abstract: An arena light reflecting assembly includes an asymmetric parabolic shaped reflector having an exit aperture. The reflector surrounds a horizontally extending high intensity light source and has a focal axis that lies along an axis of an arc tube of the light source so that the reflector acts as a collimator redirecting light from the light source into essentially parallel rays from the exit aperture. A pan circumscribes the exit aperture and a louver assembly is disposed within the exit aperture behind a front surface of the pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Summerford, Randall P. Bergin
  • Patent number: 6690113
    Abstract: A retrofit kit, including a fluorescent lighting assembly for replacing an incandescent light assembly, includes a housing having a ballast receiving section and a fluorescent lamp receiving section. A ballast is disposed within the ballast receiving section and a socket assembly, generally adjustable, is disposed within the lamp receiving section and is in electrical communication with the ballast. The socket assembly includes a socket cup with an opening to receive a fluorescent lamp in a vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventor: Sherman Ng
  • Patent number: D499529
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Hillerich & Bradsby Co.
    Inventor: James M. Kleinert
  • Patent number: D499856
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Hillerich & Bradsby Co.
    Inventor: James M. Kleinert