Patents Represented by Attorney Clifford Kraft
  • Patent number: 7549534
    Abstract: A system and method for caddying golf clubs to a green that includes an elongated container for holding at least two golf clubs such as a wedge and putter in two compartments where this container module can fit in, and normally be carried in a golf bag or attached to the outside of a golf bag. The container can optionally have one or more spikes located on the bottom for anchoring the module to the ground when in use, or it can have one or more folding legs. In some embodiments, the spike can be retracted when the system is carried in a golf bag. The foldable leg or legs can be held in a folded position against the container with a magnet. In addition, the container can be equipped with a lift-out strap to facilitate taking it out of the golf bag. The optionally spring-loaded spike can be controlled by a lever or activator located on the surface or top of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Inventor: Brian E. Parpart
  • Patent number: 7515055
    Abstract: A method and system for airport or other building security where passengers or persons entering a building must undergo a positive identification process. Data about the person including a scan of a government supplied ID like a driver's license or passport along with a photo is entered in a database and checked against various law enforcement databases. The person is given an electronic card that has wireless capability. The person carries the card while in the airport or building. The system is notified when the person enters a secure gate area, boards or leaves an aircraft, etc. In addition, the system can determine if a person is carrying more than one card or if a card has been abandoned. The system detects and tracks any undesirable person in the airport or building and provides a means for apprehending the person by security or law enforcement personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Inventor: Clifford Sweatte
  • Patent number: 7437812
    Abstract: A method and assembly for mounting an auto rim and either motorcycle or auto tire as a motorcycle rear wheel. The assembly allows tires of different widths and diameters to be used on the rear of motorcycles that have single side swing arms and standard swing arms. The method and assembly allows a left side or right side drive which can be a belt or chain. A hub with bearings and spacers are mounted with a brake rotor disk and a drive pulley in tandem to produce a hub assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventor: Rodney Baird
  • Patent number: 7439376
    Abstract: A bromine/nitro moiety linked into the backbone of an ester or other compound over a wide range of occurrence rates provides antimicrobial, bio-resistant and fungal resistant properties for metal working fluids (MWF)s and other coatings. The moiety can be have the bromo and nitro groups linked to the same or different carbon atoms. The present invention also relates to urethanes, urea, amides, imides, carbonates, ethers, siloxanes, and many other types of linkages essential to MWF bases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: TPAT IP LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Daly
  • Patent number: 7410407
    Abstract: A device that can be worn under clothing preferably near the nape of the neck to hold the rear shoulder straps of a bra together a determined distance after the wearer establishes a desired degree of cleavage by first lifting upward on the front bra straps. The device can be rubber, plastic, cloth or other flexible material and can be adjustable to different sizes. The device can include two opposing clips that engage the bra straps holding them together to maintain the desired degree of cleavage. The device can be supplied in one or two pieces and be adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Inventor: Mandy Krammel
  • Patent number: 7387877
    Abstract: A biosensor unit that can be wall mounted in a location to perform testing of ambient air for bio-contaminants. This unit could contain an air filter for collecting contaminants and a micro-laboratory on a chip or otherwise situated within the unit to perform DNA or RNA binding tests for specific biological targets. Information from such units distributed within an environment could be communicated to one or more central locations via the internet or other communication means to be logged or recorded or to produce reports or alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Oro Grande Technology
    Inventor: Clifford Kraft
  • Patent number: 7389392
    Abstract: A solution to the read-modify-write problem for mixed tri-state chip processors by implementing a simple hardware change. This change could easily be built into microcontrollers and other chip processors to once and for all solve the problem. The present invention uses at least one logic gate to route data from the output of the data register back to itself instead of from the input pin during reads; the correct value stays in the output register at all times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Inventor: Benjamin P. Knapp
  • Patent number: 7325582
    Abstract: A drywall tool for dispensing flexible trim material such as FLEXTRIM and ULTRALITE products, or any other flexible trim material, containing a head attached to an elongated handle, a drive wheel attached to the head for pulling the trim material from a roll, at least one roller for pressing the trim material into an interior or exterior corner and a cutter for cutting the trim material. A pair of rollers can be attached to a ferris wheel assembly to be swung into position for interior or exterior corners. The interior roller can resemble a pizza knife, and the exterior roller can be cylindrical of varying diameter shaped like two intersecting cones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy Smythe, Douglas Wambaugh
  • Patent number: 7304828
    Abstract: A solid-state relay/breaker that can replace mechanical units to control any type of AC or DC load. Power MOSFETs or other transistors control a load current. A bypass current sensing path monitors MOSFET current and causes a shutdown through signal processing in the event of an over-current condition. This shutdown resembles that of a slow-blow fuse where the rate of shutdown is proportional to the value of the current. This prevents shutdown on momentary spikes or in-rush. In addition, temperature and internal power supply voltages are monitored to determine additional operational conditions where over-temperature or voltages out of range can also cause shutdown. The MOSFET and current sensing path are turned on and off in staggered timing with different slew rates to provide built-in hysteresis. The device can be manufactured in any type of package to match any type of environment or existing replacement requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Inventor: Vladimir A. Shvartsman
  • Patent number: 7291101
    Abstract: An exercise device that has a shaft containing one or two rollers that are free to slide on the shaft. The shaft can be shaped near a semi-circle or can be normally straight and bent elastically to a near semi-circle. When the normally straight shaft is bent, it can be held by an elastic cord like a bungee cord. The invention can also be a small unit with one or more (preferably two) rollers that are held together by a pair of handles. For all embodiments, optional springs can connect the handles to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: Clifton Deal
  • Patent number: 7269413
    Abstract: A location caller ID feature where a cellular telephone placing a called is located by a telephone service and a message relating to that location is transmitted to a called telephone. The called telephone can display the location of the calling phone in human readable terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: ORO Grande Technology LLC
    Inventor: Clifford H. Kraft
  • Patent number: 7269266
    Abstract: A tooth microphone apparatus worn in a human mouth that includes a sound transducer element in contact with at least one tooth in mouth, the transducer producing an electrical signal in response to speech and a means for transmitting said electrical signal from the sound transducer to an external apparatus. The sound transducer can be a MEMS accelerometer, and the MEMS accelerometer can be coupled to a signal conditioning circuit for signal conditioning. The signal conditioning circuit can be further coupled to a transmitter. The transmitter can be an RF transmitter of any type, an optical transmitter, or any other type of transmitter. In particular, it can be a bluetooth device or a device that transmits into a Wi-Fi network or any other means of communication. The transmitter is optional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Mayur Technologies
    Inventors: Muniswamappa Anjanappa, Xia Chen, Russell E. Bogacki, Abdo J. Babik
  • Patent number: 7226621
    Abstract: A formulation and process for making a formulation for leather tanning using highly complexed Chrome III salts coupled with polymer complexing agents of medium and low molecular weight in the range of 500 to 10,000. Complexing polymers can contain vinylic acid/ester co-polymers, polyamine/polyamide co-polymers and polymers condensed from saturated carbon linked aromatic groups based on phenol and naphthalene sulfonates or other aromatic rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Annes Participacoes
    Inventor: Walter Luiz Wolmeister
  • Patent number: 7220317
    Abstract: A drywall hopper assembly that contains a double blade that can apply drywall mud to both interior and exterior drywall corners with no blade change. A zig-zag blade can contain two parallel grooves, one for interior corners and one for exterior corners. With this blade arrangement, an operator can quickly move from one type of corner to another without using multiple tools, multiple blades or hand application methods to apply mud. The present invention can contain a pliable release port to present mud equally to an interior or an exterior corner. There can be such a port on both the top and bottom of the blade so that mud is smoothly applied as the operator moves the tool along the seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Inventor: Timothy D. Smythe
  • Patent number: D542979
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventor: Tristram Himmele
  • Patent number: D550005
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Inventor: Andrew Yount
  • Patent number: D566738
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventor: Tristram Himmele
  • Patent number: D577625
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Inventor: Sanjay Shah
  • Patent number: D577626
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Inventor: Sanjay Shah
  • Patent number: D591359
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Inventor: Alastair Hibbert