Patents Represented by Attorney Clifford G. Frayne
  • Patent number: 6798396
    Abstract: A foot switch, interface and associated software, the foot switch having a plurality of switch positions and which permits the operator to duplicate the equivalent series of keyboard entries for the operation of computer functions by means of foot manipulation utilizing the foot switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Air Techniques, Inc.
    Inventors: Elliot R. Gemunder, Jeff Nagel
  • Patent number: 6789516
    Abstract: A valve arrangement for a rotary valve assembly for use in an internal combustion engine of the piston and cylinder type, wherein the cylinder head/combustion chamber is of the hemispherical type, the valve seals being positioned in angled relationship to the hemispherical heads so as to permit charging of the cylinder with a fuel/air mixture and evacuation of spent gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: George J. Coates
  • Patent number: 6790038
    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: June 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Air Techniques, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Hubner, Frederick R. Fischer
  • Patent number: 6779925
    Abstract: A bearing assembly for a rotatable shaft, the bearing assembly having a bearing carrier housing, the housing having a fixed first end and a removably securable second end, the first and second ends having an aperture therethrough for passage of the rotatable shaft, there being packed within the housing a plurality of bearing elements, each bearing element having an inner race having an inner bearing surface dimensioned to the circumference of the rotatable shaft, and an outer race concentric with the inner race and separated therefrom by a plurality of rotatable bearing means positioned between said the race and the outer race, the inner race and the rotatable bearing means freely rotatable in relationship to the outer race and rotatable shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Inventor: George J. Coates
  • Patent number: 6778776
    Abstract: There is disclosed a photo-stimulable imaging film restoration apparatus comprised of a housing defining a chamber for a light source and having an opening for a translucent plate member having a front surface including a member for positioning proximate the plate member imaging film for restoration and facile removal by grasping side portions of an imaging film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Air Techniques, Inc.
    Inventors: Edgar Alzner, Eddy Paultre
  • Patent number: 6742838
    Abstract: A multifunction vehicle seat reduces the impact peak and decreases the transfer of acceleration and deceleration forces to all regions of the occupant's body during frontal, rear-end and lateral collisions at high and low speed impacts or when collision becomes inevitable. The seat is isolated from the structural integrity of the vehicle by an anti-friction ball and a plurality of stabilizers. The anti-friction ball is adapted for universal movement over a movable base plate to reduce the transfer of kinetic energy to the seat and to the occupant. The stabilizers are interlocked and engaged with the seat support assembly to delay the response of the seat to the impact until a pulley system is activated. The pulley system is activated electronically or manually to deform the seat cushion, seat back and headrest during and before impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Inventor: Richard Swierczewski
  • Patent number: 6739551
    Abstract: An expandable/collapsible enclosure positioned about the existing door of a flight crew compartment of an airliner, which is expanded either manually or automatically by the motion of the aircraft to form an airlock type enclosure about the door to the flight crew compartment, the enclosure having its own outer secondary door controllable from the flight crew compartment, an individual seeking access to the flight crew compartment having to position themselves in front of the outer door and again within the enclosure for observation by the flight crew personnel before entering the flight crew compartment, the enclosure having chemical or gaseous means for immobilizing an individual not authorized to enter the enclosure or the flight crew compartment who may have overwhelmed a properly identified individual that was authorized to enter the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Inventors: Charles Temple, Walter Temple
  • Patent number: 6739084
    Abstract: A fishing rod rack for the support of a plurality of fishing rods, the fishing rod rack spanning the width of the bed of a pick up truck. The fishing rod rack has a two piece bracket member at each end for engaging the inward lip of the respective side walls, there being a support rod extending between opposing bracket members. A plurality of support tubes are rotatably secured to the support rod by a clasp member rotatable about the support rod and secured in angular position by a pair of set screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas R. Hansen, Michael Sutton
  • Patent number: 6739079
    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 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 and the longitudinal channel being axially serrated, each locking rod having a tensioning fitting formed on one of its longitudinal ends, the frame having a plurality of throughbores in its side walls for receipt of a locking bolt, the frame and print screen being assembled by placing the frame on a support, spreading the screen or fabric material across the frame, positioning the locking rods in their respective longitudinal channels in their respective tubular rails, selectively engaging the fitting end of the lock rods to rotate them and thus cause tension on the screen or fabric panel, and simultaneously tightening the plu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Inventor: Michael Vasilantone
  • Patent number: 6718933
    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 body member having a curved annular upper surface conforming to the spherical periphery of a spherical rotary valve, the valve seal having a centrally disposed aperture therethrough defined by an inner circular side wall, the valve body member having an annular receiving groove formed on its curved upper surface for receipt of a lubricating insert ring, the valve body member further having an outer circumferential side wall having a plurality of mounting ribs for the positioning of lateral sealing rings, the valve body member further having a plurality of radial throughbores formed between the inner circular side wall and the outer circumferential side wall, the throughbores being in the same plane as one of the sealing rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventor: George J. Coates
  • Patent number: 6707172
    Abstract: A self-normalling jack with an electronically controlled normal circuit 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 switch or relay, the electronic normalling switch or relay in communication with a paired receptacle such that the electronic normalling switch or relay is located between the source terminal and the upper jack and between the lower jack and the destination terminal. The electronically controlled normalling circuit or relay also connects the source to the destination when no patch cord is inserted into either the upper or lower jack receptacle. When the patch cord is inserted into the upper jack, the source signal is connected to the patch plug. When the patch cord is inserted into the lower jack, the destination signal is connected to the patch plug. Inserting a cord into either jack receptacle disconnects the source from the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventors: James Tronolone, Virginia Tronolone
  • Patent number: 6684424
    Abstract: A mobile veterinary gurney having a base frame member supporting a plurality of wheels, an elevation scissor frame member mounted on the base frame, and a gurney table mounted on the elevation scissor frame, there being mounted on the elevation scissor frame member a manually actuated, pressurized gas cylinder cooperative with the base frame member for controlling the opening and closing of the elevation scissor frame member and allowing the elevation of the gurney table to be locked at a selected height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Inventor: Frank Jehn
  • Patent number: 6668785
    Abstract: A piston for an internal combustion engine of the high compression type, the piston having a body member defined by a cylindrical side wall and a lower end with means for connection to a piston rod and an upper end defining the piston head, the piston head having an upstanding spherical section portion having a diameter less than the diameter of the piston, the spherical section portion being flared outwardly and upwardly to the circumferential periphery of the piston head so as to form an annular U-shaped trough about said spherical section portion and an annular crest about said annular trough, the annular crest terminating at and defining the circumferential periphery of the piston head coincidental with the cylindrical side wall of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Inventor: George J. Coates
  • Patent number: 6666458
    Abstract: A ceramic composite valve seal for a rotary valve assembly for use in internal combustion engines having rotary intake valves and rotary exhaust valves which have a spherical peripheral surface, the valve seal being of two-piece construction surrounding the intake or exhaust port and having an upper surface designed to contact the peripheral surface of the rotary valve, the two-piece construction defining a channel whereby compressed gases exert additional pressure on the seal enhancing the sealing contact between the seal and the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventor: George J. Coates
  • Patent number: 6662467
    Abstract: A portable hand truck mounted drying assembly for the drying of an elevated enclosed space which has been subjected to flooding, the drying assembly having an inlet path for the introduction of ambient air into the enclosed space, the ambient air being preheated in a heat exchanger by moisture laden air removed from the enclosed space, the preheated ambient air being subjected to further heating before introduction into the enclosed space, the portable hand truck mounted unit being positioned within the enclosed space and having a plurality of conduits in communication with the enclosed space for the introduction of dry heated air and the removal of moisture laden air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Inventors: Charles S. Cressy, Michael Tufariello
  • Patent number: 6656554
    Abstract: A multi-layer, pressure sensitive label having a print receiving layer, a sealant layer, a silicone layer, a varnish layer and an adhesive layer, whereby the pressure sensitive label is separable from a substrate between the silicone and a varnish layer leaving a transparent surface allowing the viewing or reading of any underlying text, message or indicia on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Inventor: Thomas N. Spina
  • Patent number: 6651269
    Abstract: An anatomically-correct neck and head support removably securable to a standard configuration salon or barbar's sink for use when the individual is placed in a reclined position, the support being a light weight foam or resilient material being water resistant, chemical resistant and washable and sanitizable, the upper surface of the neck support having a double arcuate surface complimentary with the normal cervical lordotic curve of the individual's spine and neck, the support also providing planar and lateral support to the neck area of the individual, the neck and head support having suction means secured thereto for secure engagement with the inner and outer surfaces of the front wall of a salon sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventor: Michael Najar
  • Patent number: 6652944
    Abstract: A multi-layer, pressure sensitive label having a print receiving layer, a sealant layer, a silicone layer, a varnish layer and an adhesive layer, whereby the pressure sensitive label is separable from a substrate between the silicone and a varnish layer leaving a transparent surface allowing the viewing or reading of any underlying text, message or indicia on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventor: Thomas N. Spina
  • Patent number: 6641352
    Abstract: A flow track system comprising a plurality of flow track members, each flow track member comprised of generally parallel, spaced apart support members having a plurality of axles transversely disposed therebetween, the axles having mounted thereon a plurality of free turning rollers, the support members having an impact feed plate mounted at a first end and a discharge stop plate mounted at a second end, the feed plate and discharge plates having a sleeve formed therein for slidable, rotatable engagement with a securing bolt and having formed on each end thereof a plurality of engagement stops to selectively set the distance that the in feed plate and the discharge plate extend beyond the ends of the parallel, spaced apart support members allowing for the adjustment of fit between the pallet beams. The weight of the track locks the in feed plate and the discharge plate position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Harold Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 6641088
    Abstract: A pilot controlled relative analgesia system in which there would be located in the aircraft, possibly in the storage or luggage portion of the aircraft below the passenger deck, a pressurized source of gas capable of immobilizing individuals by placing them in a semi-conscious state, such gas including but not limited to nitrous oxide, and a control system positioned in the flight crew compartment either manual or electronic in nature for the deployment of the gas into the passenger portion of the airplane when a flight emergency in the form of a possible hijacking exists. The concentration level of nitrous oxide would be achieved and maintained until the flight crew with self-contained breathing apparatus could enter the passenger cabin and restrain and secure the appropriate individuals or alternatively maintain the level of nitrous oxide gas until the plane could be safely landed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Michael J. Suchar