Patents Represented by Attorney Clifford G. Frayne
  • Patent number: 7259385
    Abstract: An erasure assembly for imaging plates comprised of a cover member and a base member, the cover member in the form of an inverted rectangular tray having a plurality of light sources and reflective sources mounted therein behind a diffuser glass member, the base member, complimentary with the cover member having a support area for the placement of imaging plates on their non-reactive surface, their photo-stimulable surface facing upwardly, the cover member closed upon the base member and there being a control means to activate the light sources for a time sufficient to erase the retained images on the photo-stimulable surface of the image plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Air Techniques, Inc.
    Inventors: Edgar Alzner, Stephen Zamprelli, Eddy Paultre, Walter Gross
  • Patent number: 7240963
    Abstract: A security handrail system having a plurality of vertical post members securable in a vertical orientation to a stratum, the vertical post members intersected by a plurality of horizontal cross members, there being articulatingly secured between adjacent vertical post members, an articulating seat member rotatable from a vertical position flush with the plane of the handrail security system to a substantially horizontal plane allowing a user to orient himself in a sitting position for a temporary period of time. The seat member is capable of being formed with a biasing means, automatically returning the seat member to a vertical orientation when weight is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: Larry S. Stanley
  • Patent number: 7235022
    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 first end for insertion into the ground, the second end being bent into a horizontal plain perpendicular to the vertical leg section and arcuately formed and covered with a resilient grip, an attachment finger secured to said vertical leg 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 upper end of the vertical leg-coextensive with the curvature of the peripheral edge of the golf bag when so positioned thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Inventor: Frank Pepe
  • Patent number: 7229037
    Abstract: These and other objects of the present invention are achieved by a comminution apparatus comprised of a housing member formed with co-planar circularly-shaped chambers in chordal juxtaposition to each other thereby forming a collision zone therebetween and wherein wheel members having radially disposed directional vanes are positioned for rotation in each cylindrically-shaped chamber and wherein an inlet fluid conduit or a slurry of particulate matter to be treated is in axial fluid communication with each wheel member and wherein each wheel member is caused to be rotated in a direction to accelerate the slurry towards the collision zone and to affect particle size reduction by particle collision and wherein an outlet conduit is in fluid communication with the collision zone for withdrawing a slurry of size reduced particles from the comminution apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Inventor: Peter E. Hayles, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7203970
    Abstract: A body armrest for relieving spinal, back or neck pain, and for providing a three point support for the upper torso combining the spine with a right and left body armrest, the body armrest constructed having a centrally disposed sleeve for the insertable receipt of a waist belt, the centrally disposed sleeve having an upper cradle or platform section extending generally horizontally outwardly therefrom, the cradle or platform section for contact with the individuals elbow and forearm, the sleeve member having depending therefrom, an arcuate contoured leg, the arcuate contoured leg contoured to the arcuate contour of the hip as it extends outwardly from the waist, both the cradle or contoured depending leg may be hingeably secured to the centrally disposed sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Inventors: Edward A. Abanto, Power Abanto
  • Patent number: 7201677
    Abstract: A tennis net winder for positioning within a tennis net support post, the tennis net winder comprising a frame having a face plate, having a plurality of apertures for securing the tennis net winder to the support post, the face plate having rearwardly extending support walls secured by a rear wall, the rear wall and face plate having aligned apertures for support of a worm gear member, the extending support walls having aligned apertures for support of a beveled gear and take up drum assembly, the face plate having a generally longitudinal rectangular opening aperture having a guide roller slidably mounted on a cross bar, the tennis net cable passing under the guide roller and through the take up drum, the take up drum being formed with a helical groove such that operation of the worm gear by a crank handle takes up or releases cable on the take up drum, the take up assembly, the winder assembly and frame being coated with a weather impervious coating, such as gold plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: J.A. Cissel Mfg. Co.
    Inventor: Robert K. Hellerson
  • Patent number: 7198023
    Abstract: A sequential injection lubrication system for a spherical rotary valve internal combustion engine operating on natural gas or alternative fuels, the lubrication system having a plurality of injectors, one for each cylinder, the injectors and communication with a lubricant reservoir and with a control unit which sequentially opens and closes the injectors for the introduction of lubricant into the cylinder, the control unit in communication with a control panel allowing the selective setting of the duration of the pulse injection and the frequency thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Inventor: Gregory Coates
  • Patent number: 7191887
    Abstract: A locking security cover which provides means for locking a depository cassette or receptacle to the currency validator mechanism limiting unauthorized access to the collected currency in the depository cassette, the locking security cover nests the depository cassette to the currency validator by means of key holes located on either side of the cover, cooperable with corresponding studs associated with the validator, thereby securing the locking security cover in a downward position and locked in position by a shackle secured to the rear face of the depository cassette cooperative with a downwardly extending back face of the locking security cover for receipt of a padlock, thereby securing the locking security cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Inventor: Louis Schrumpf
  • Patent number: 7147103
    Abstract: A lift mechanism for use with a “hard pack” of cigarettes wherein the “hard pack” of cigarettes consists of a housing having four side walls and a bottom wall, a prismatic lid hingeably secured to one of the upper ends of the side walls and a quantity of cigarettes encapsulated in a tear open foil wrap, the lift mechanism positioned within the foil wrap, the lift mechanism having a horizontal planar leg positioned between the foil wrap bottom wall and the cigarettes encapsulated in the foil wrap, the lift mechanism defining a planar surface beneath the cigarettes and at least one vertical surface, the vertical surface secured to a cord, the cord extending upwardly and being secured to the upper inner surface of the prismatic lid such that opening the prismatic lid tensions the cord and raises the lift member elevating a portion of the cigarettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Inventor: Marian Retelski
  • Patent number: 7147880
    Abstract: An improved unitary container having separate compartments which may be used to store two materials, such as milk and cereal. The container is provided with a mid-portion having compressible side walls and a bisecting wall member which separates the compartments and contents and allows the contents of each to be mixed when so desired by the combination of a pull tab/bladder configuration for the milk and hand pressure, the container having a removable lid in the cereal portion of the package allowing access to the cereal and milk for consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Inventor: Robert F. Lenahan
  • Patent number: 7112081
    Abstract: A molded housing of suitable, non-conductive material encasing and segregating a plurality of spring-loaded terminal connector tabs that embody stab connections to receive wire in the rear of the housing for the purpose of conducting current through the insulated terminal tabs to an identical yet inverted hermaphroditic mate for the purpose of connecting multiple wires to multiple wire to wire connections, wire to fixture connections, or series harness connections and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Inventor: Christopher Kruysman
  • Patent number: 7087917
    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 the contact point of the interrogating light beam with the storage film and further including converting electronics for thus generated fluorescence light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Air Techniques, Inc.
    Inventors: Yehuda Rosenstock, Edgar Alzner
  • Patent number: 7080844
    Abstract: A transportable cart having a basket with a lift mechanism that raises the unit to the cargo floor height of the vehicle, and also used to lower the basket to a comfortable working height for the user while shopping. A slide mechanism includes a frame member, a set of guide rails, a plurality of wheels and rollers to guide the basket and frame assemblies into and out of the vehicle. A plurality of legs and base frame members connected by a plurality of cross members and hinges that are foldable to a compact arrangement and fits in place alongside the basket inside the vehicle. Wheels or casters attached to the base frame that contacts the ground when the cart is unloaded from the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Inventor: Gilbert Bobby Espejo
  • Patent number: 7061003
    Abstract: An erasure assembly for imaging plates comprised of a cover member and a base member, the cover member in the form of an inverted rectangular tray having a plurality of light sources and reflective sources mounted therein behind a diffuser glass member, the base member, complimentary with the cover member having a support area for the placement of imaging plates on their non-reactive surface, their photo-stimulable surface facing upwardly, the cover member closed upon the base member and there being a control means to activate the light sources for a time sufficient to erase the retained images on the photo-stimulable surface of the image plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Air Techniques, Inc.
    Inventors: Edgar Alzner, Stephen Zamprelli, Eddy Paultre, Walter Gross
  • Patent number: 7059552
    Abstract: These and other objects of the present invention are achieved by a comminution apparatus comprised of a housing member formed with co-planar circularly-shaped chambers in chordal juxtapositioned to each other thereby forming a collision zone therebetween and wherein wheel members having radially disposed directional vanes are positioned for rotation in each cylindrically-shaped chamber and wherein an inlet fluid conduit or a slurry of particulate matter to be treated is in axial fluid communication with each wheel member and wherein each wheel member is caused to be rotated in a direction to accelerate the slurry towards the collision zone and to affect particle size reduction by particle collision and wherein an outlet conduit is in fluid communication with the collision zone for withdrawing a slurry of size reduced particles from the comminution apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Inventor: Peter E. Hayles, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7053396
    Abstract: There is disclosed an apparatus and process having positioning surface for a reusable storage film having information projected image-wise therein wherein the image-wise containing storage film is advanced by a transportation assembly through an information retrieval or interrogation assembly and thence introduced into a restoration collection chamber including a source of light at an energy level sufficient to remove residual image information thereby restoring the storage film to a condition of reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Air Techniques, Inc.
    Inventors: Edgar Alzner, Frederick R. Fischer, Stephen Zamprelli
  • Patent number: 7048439
    Abstract: These and other objects of the present invention achieved by adjustable linkage mounting member for shaft members associated with articulating positioning arm members of a dental x-ray assembly wherein each adjustable linkage mounting member is comprised of a housing member mounted within a chamber thereof for receiving a shaft member of a positioning arm member and having a brake shoe disposed in the chamber in frictional contact with the shaft member and wherein frictional contact is adjustable in response to a threaded member disposed in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Air Techniques, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Hubner, Walter Gross
  • Patent number: 7048237
    Abstract: These and other objects of the present invention are achieved by an improved mounting assembly for a dental x-ray assembly comprised of a base plate member having outwardly-extending wall portions defining a U-shaped chamber along a longitudinal axis thereof and having upper threaded orifices and lower threaded orifices having axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the base plate member and wherein a bearing block member is mounted with the U-shaped chamber for rotation by screw members threaded within the upper threaded orifices after mounting of the base plate member to a vertical support member in a vertical plane in a plane perpendicular to the vertical support member and wherein the block member is secured in the base plate member by locking means disposed in a lower threaded orifice once the bearing block is adjusted to a point eliminating any swinging of the dental x-ray assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Air Techniques, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Hubner, Walter Gross
  • Patent number: 7021951
    Abstract: A self-normalling jack with a magnetically controlled normal circuit, switch or relay comprising a pair of receptacles having a sensing means for sensing the insertion of a plug, the sensing means in communication with an electronic normalling circuit, switch or relay, the electronic normalling circuit, switch or relay in communication with a paired receptacle such that the electronic normalling circuit, switch or relay is located between the source terminal and the source jack and between the destination jack and the destination terminal. The sensing means being the interruption or non-interruption of the magnetic field by the presence or absence of a patch cord in the jack respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventors: James Tronolone, Virginia Tronolone
  • Patent number: 7003991
    Abstract: A security and locking mechanism for the double door type security safe, vault or bunker wherein the double door can be manufactured by conventional structure or the through use of a plurality of modular panels, the locking and securing mechanism comprising a pair of longitudinal, vertically oriented bolt channels secured to the inner surface of each of the double doors proximate the vertical edges of the double doors, the bolt channels proximate the hinged edge of each door having a plurality of passive locking rods extending there through and extending beyond the hinged edge of the door, the second longitudinal bolt channels on the doors having a plurality of apertures through vertical web members, are secured proximate the seam formed between the double doors, one of the bolt channels being positioned such that it overlaps the seam formed between the two doors, the active locking and securing mechanism comprising a plurality of horizontally oriented throw bolts passing through the longitudinal bolt channel
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Karl Alizade