Patents Represented by Attorney Clifford G. Frayne
  • Patent number: 7667903
    Abstract: A magnifying glass having a frame with gripping means, the frame forming the periphery of a magnifying glass formed of a clear plastic polycarbonate, the frame having an attachment member for attachment of a biased, retractable, flexible cord, which flexible, retractable cord is biasly secured to and stored within a mount member, the mount member affixable to any flat surface, the mount member having a securing member for securing the magnifying glass to the mount when not in use, the magnifying glass selectively removable from the mount member and transportable for a distance equal to the length of the flexible, retractable cord stored in the mount member, the return of the magnifying glass to the mount member, causing slack in the flexible, retractable cord, such that it is rewound or retracted within the mount member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventor: Mary Kisko
  • Patent number: 7650698
    Abstract: A visual driving aid secured or projected onto a portion of the windshield of a vehicle which allows the vehicle operator to determine and project the wheel path of the vehicle in the advance road surface, the visual driving aid being an indicia on the windshield in front of the driver, the positioning or projection of the indicia taking into account the sight characteristics of the individual user so as to allow the user to determine and project the wheel path of the vehicle while in motion in order to aid the user in the avoidance of hazardous situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Inventor: Charles Dean Stewart, III
  • Patent number: 7647909
    Abstract: A valve seal for a rotary valve assembly for use in an internal combustion engine of the piston and cylinder type, the valve seal having a valve seal body member having a curved annular upper surface conforming to the spherical periphery of a spherical rotary valve, the valve seal body member having a centrally disposed aperture there through defined by an inner circular side wall, the valve seal body member further having an outer circumferential side wall having a plurality of mounting ribs for the positioning of lateral sealing rings, the valve seal body member further having a plurality of vertical axial throughbores formed between the inner circular side wall and the outer circumferential side wall for pressure equalization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventor: George J. Coates
  • Patent number: 7649190
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for evaluating an image-wise exposed storage film positioned about a cylindrically-shaped member and linearly passed by a slot for interrogation by a laser light beam wherein a processing assembly (laser beam and pentraprism) is co-axially disposed within a processing chamber formed by the cylindrically-shaped member effecting a size reduction of the unit and increased clarity of the resultant image, and wherein the processing assembly includes a plate member disposed for rotation in a plane perpendicular to the axis of the processing chamber and having a pentaprism and a luminescence light sensor positioned proximate a contact point of the interrogating light beam with the storage film and further including converter electronics wherein after interrogation, the image scanned is digitally archived in a central processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventors: Edgar Alzner, Yehuda Rosenstock, Steven Zamprelli, Thomas Lloyd
  • Patent number: 7614456
    Abstract: A flexible, frangible bladder for the receipt of water and/or fire retardant, the bladder of sufficient size to contain a sufficient amount of such water and/or fire retardant, the bladder being positionable in a retaining member positioned on an aircraft, the retaining member selectively moveable so as to release the bladder onto a desired location in a wild fire, the bladder bursting upon impact, and spreading the water and/or fire retardant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Inventor: Thomas Twum
  • Patent number: 7607278
    Abstract: A device for bundling newspapers for recycling, the device having a cylindrical handle member having two spaced apart apertures perpendicular to the axis of the cylinder, the cylinder further having two axial slits formed in the ends thereof, the handle member cooperative with a length of cordage passing through one of the apertures in the handle member such that the cordage is of equal length from both sides of the aperture of the handle member, the cordage lengths arranged in an X configuration such that a bundle of newspapers is angularly positioned on the cordage so positioned, the handle member then drawn up over one corner of the bundle to approximately the center of the top of the bundle of newspapers, the opposing two ends of the cordage are then inserted through the second aperture in the handle member, drawn taut, and then wrapped about the opposing slits formed in the end of the handle member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Robert Witkowski
  • Patent number: 7547025
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for lowering and raising the floor bed of a transport trailer to facilitate loading and unloading, the transport trailer having at least one pair of wheels mounted on a swing arm, the swing arm connected to a transverse axle, the transverse axle having mounted thereon a first quarter bevel gear in communication with a worm drive gear combination for raising and lowering the swing arms and thus raising or lowering the trailer bed, there being at least one second quarter bevel gear and worm drive gear combination in communication with a motor and a V-shaped yoke, the worm gears being mounted on a common shaft extending from the motor rearwardly to a manual coupling which would permit the manual lowering and raising of the trailer bed in the absence of motor power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Inventor: George J. Coates
  • Patent number: 7536951
    Abstract: The print screen frame tensioning system, generally rectangular in shape and fabricated from extruded rectangular tubular rails, when assembled, each side rail of the frame has a longitudinal one way channel, circular in cross sectional area, formed in each of the tubular rails for substantially the length of the tubular rails for receipt of a locking rod, the locking rod being axially serrated in order to accept a matching internally serrated standard wrench socket and the longitudinal channel being axially serrated, each locking rod having an additional internal tensioning fitting formed on both of its longitudinal ends for separate lateral tensioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Vasilantone
  • Patent number: 7507400
    Abstract: A depilatory for removal of body hair wherein a water soluble hot melt adhesive blend is coated onto a substrate and then cut and sized for use by the end user for the removal of body hair, the utilization of a water soluble or dispersable adhesive blend on the substrate allowing for the removal of any residue after the procedure with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas N. Spina, Albert Maletsky
  • Patent number: 7477434
    Abstract: There is disclosed a process and apparatus for interrogating or scanning an imaged storage substrate wherein a laser beam is directed towards the imaged storage substrate in a plane disposed at a non-orthogonal angle to such storage substrate thereby to stimulate luminescent information for detection by a linear sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Air Techniques, Inc.
    Inventor: Edgar Alzner
  • Patent number: 7451518
    Abstract: A multi-roller applicator for the application of paint having a handle member and a frame member, the frame member having secured thereto in parallel relationship, a pair of spaced apart axles for the receipt of a frame core member and paint absorbing sleeve member rotationally mounted thereon for the application of paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Inventor: Angelo Koumarianos
  • Patent number: 7452284
    Abstract: A golf club rest removably securable to the golf bag of a golfer, and utilized to support a plurality of golf clubs in a substantially vertical position when the golfer must venture a distance from the golf cart, the golf club rest comprising a vertical leg portion having a ground engaging end for insertion into the ground, a club support end being an arcuate surface in a horizontal plane perpendicular to the vertical leg portion and covered with a resilient material, an attachment finger secured to said vertical leg portion proximate said second end, the attachment finger spaced apart from the vertical leg a distance sufficient to allow the upper peripheral edge of a golf bag to be slidably inserted there between, the arcuate club support end coextensive with the curvature of the peripheral edge of the golf bag when so positioned thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Inventor: Frank Pepe
  • Patent number: 7446937
    Abstract: An inflatable structure for viewing video images or projected images, the inflatable structure comprised of a plurality of panels sewn or heat welded together to form a desired shape, the interior of the structure being constructed of a series of honeycomb/baffles or tubes for stability, the inflatable structure having an inlet port in communication with a blower unit for inflation of the structure, the inflatable structure having an outlet port for release of air pressure within the inflatable structure when desired, one face of inflatable structure being formed with a fastening means in order to secure a flexible resilient panel of white pigment or silver pigment or other desired pigment to form a screen onto which the video or projected image is projected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Inventor: Steven M. Poretskin
  • Patent number: 7381907
    Abstract: An electrical panel box which includes a cavity defined by a back face, two opposing side walls, a top wall and a bottom wall and a front face extending beyond the periphery of the side walls and top and bottom walls for securing the electrical panel box in a wall, the front face being fitted with mounting brackets on either its top edge or its bottom edge or both, the mounting bracket having secured thereto an access plate which allows the electrician access to the region directly above the top wall of the housing or the below the bottom wall of the housing so as to permit snaking of additional electrical conduit, cable or wires without having concern for contacting the main electrical conduit into the house thus causing a short or a flash and possible injury to the electrician.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventor: Louis J. Frusco
  • Patent number: 7348588
    Abstract: These and other objects of the present invention are achieved by an apparatus and process for evaluating an image-wise exposed storage film positioned about a cylindrically-shaped member and linearly passed a cylindrically-shaped slot for interrogation by a light beam wherein a processing assembly is co-axially disposed within a processing chamber formed by the cylindrically-shaped member and wherein the processing assembly includes a plate member disposed for rotation in a plane perpendicular to the axis of the processing chamber and having a pentaprism and a fluorescence light sensor positioned proximate a contact point of the interrogating light beam with the storage film and further including converting electronics for the thus generated fluorescence light wherein after interrogation, the storage film is immediately restored in the same apparatus for subsequent reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Air Techniques, Inc.
    Inventors: Edgar Alzner, Walter Gross
  • Patent number: 7320204
    Abstract: There are disclosed by a process and apparatus for positioning and sealing photostimuable phosphor imaging plates within barriers envelope blanks therefore and formed on a roll thereof wherein a barrier envelope blank including a U-shaped heat sealed portion thereof of such roll is indexed to a positioning station whereat the barrier envelope blank is caused to be opened at a free end thereof thereby permitting insertion of a restored imaging plate into such barrier envelope whereupon the barrier envelope including restored imaging plate is indexed to a station whereat heat sealing of the free end of the U-shaped heat sealed is effected to thereby enclose the restored imaging plate therein and thereafter the thus heat sealed barrier envelope is indexed to a product station for removal from the roll of barrier envelope blanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Air Techniques, Inc.
    Inventors: Edgar Alzner, Henry Hubner, Yehuda Rosenstock, John Sylvester
  • Patent number: 7316336
    Abstract: The invention relates to quantitative dosing of small amounts of liquids having a volume of microliter or nanoliter order. Such a dosing technique is useful for instance for productive serial dosing in applications of clinical chemistry. In dosing device of the invention, flexible bellows (5) attached to a body (1) define a liquid space (15) filled with a liquid to be dosed and communicate with a dosing tip (19). The bellows (5) are provided with an actuator (7) for operation thereof, constricting the liquid space to cause a liquid dose to be discharged from the dosing tip. The invention is further directed to a dosing method based on movements of bellows moved by a magnetic actuator, and to a method wherein liquid is dosed as individual small droplets from the dosing tip by first accelerating and then by slowing down the motion of the bellows by means of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Fluilogic Oy
    Inventor: Niilo Kaartinen
  • Patent number: 7306460
    Abstract: A dental vacuum system for use in dental operatories wherein a dental aspirator tip and in the dental operatory is in fluid communication with a vacuum means for providing suction to the system, there being interposed between the aspirator tip and the vacuum means a separation chamber for the separation of effluent, and solids, including amalgam and other particulate matter from the air stream, the separation chamber being in communication with a collection chamber for the separation collection of solids, amalgam and other particulate matter, from the effluent which is discharged, the collection chamber being removably replaceable from the system for the recycling of the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Inventors: Henry Hubner, Frederick R. Fischer
  • Patent number: 7288055
    Abstract: A balance and exercise apparatus comprising a base member supported on an underlying stratum, pivoting member positioned on a base member, and a body support member positioned on top of the pivot member, the body support member secured to the base member by a combination of a plurality of resilient tension cords and non-resilient cinch strap thus allowing the user to either stand, lie or sit on the body support member and cause the body support member to selectively tilt from a horizontal plane about 360 degrees of orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Inventor: Erik C. Blaum
  • Patent number: 7266866
    Abstract: A memorial for deceased humans or animals in which the cremated residue or ash is blended or mixed with particulate glass, the mixture being heated to form a liquid pool of glass with the cremation residue or ash dispersed, infused and/or absorbed therein, the molten glass and ash being removed from the heat source after a suitable time period and transferred to a mold in the shape of the memorial, the mold allowed to cool until the memorial sets, the memorial then removed from the mold and reheated in an annealing oven at a suitable temperature for a suitable time so as to eliminate possible cracking and scoring, the memorial once removed from the annealing oven can be further cut, polished, faceted, engraved or the like. The initial mixture of particulate glass and cremation residue and ash can be further combined with a coloring agent if so desired before heating or before transfer to the memorial mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Inventors: Harold C. Vogel, Gregory W. Young, Tracy M. Crapser