Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Cort Flint
  • Patent number: 8064571
    Abstract: A method and arrangement for improving tomographic determinations by means of radiation, specially suitable for steel bars in concrete. The method comprising irradiating said body with penetrating radiation, recording said radiation transmitted through said body in recording means; providing a reference system with a plurality of independently identified and individualized reference elements made of a high density radiation-absorbent material, such reference elements being arranged in an orderly manner; identifying the above mentioned measurements; determining irradiation times; and determining the position and size of objects within a body based on the information recorded on the recording means used for measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Tomografia de Hormigon Armado S.A.
    Inventors: Peter Thieberger, Mario Alberto Juan Mariscotti, Marcelo Daniel Ruffolo, Teresita Frigerio
  • Patent number: 7988178
    Abstract: A motorcycle hitch assembly is disclosed for attachment to a hitch support on a motorcycle for towing a trailer. The hitch assembly comprises a base and a pivotal trailer ball carried by the base for being coupled with the trailer coupling. The trailer ball includes a ball element and a ball shank extending from the ball element having a free end. A pivot support connects the base and the ball shaft so that the trailer ball and base pivot relative to each other generally in a vertical plane so that the trailer ball remains generally vertical as the motorcycle and base lean during turning. A clearance space defined between the free end of the shank and a bottom of the base allow the trailer ball to pivot freely in a vertical plane. Binding between the trailer coupler and the trailer ball element is reduced during turning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventors: Troy Shockley, Daniel M. Shockley, James D. Shockley
  • Patent number: 7962017
    Abstract: An evaporation device for evaporating volatile substances such as aromatics and/or insecticides comprising a housing; and a receptacle arrangement carried by the housing having two receiving chambers for substances to be evaporated. Wicks inserted into the receiving chambers include wick ends protruding from the receiving chambers. A heater arrangement is carried in the housing for providing heat to the protruding wick ends for producing an evaporated substance. At least one blower is provided for generating a targeted air stream to entrain the evaporated substance. A control unit is provided for controlling the heater arrangement to evaporate the substances and for controlling the blower to be switched on at defined evaporation times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: C.T.R. Consultoria Tecnica E Representacoes
    Inventor: Pedro Queiroz Viera
  • Patent number: 7956316
    Abstract: A sensor for a security system is disclosed to detect intrusions at one or more predetermined locations wherein each location includes a moveable member which must be moved in order to intrude the location. The system includes a fiber network routed in close proximity to one or more locations. The sensor comprises a sensor housing for being disposed at a location to detect a predetermined movement of the moveable member from a secure position to an unsecured position, and means for mounting the sensor housing in a stationary position at the location without a physical connection to the moveable member. The sensor housing includes a fiber inlet and a fiber outlet, and a fiber chamber for receiving a predetermined sensor fiber of the fiber network being routed through the sensor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Woven Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas E. Browning, Jr., Mark C. Phillips
  • Patent number: 6817200
    Abstract: A split ice making and delivery system which includes a condenser and compressor sub-assembly which compresses and condenses refrigerant and a compact remote ice making sub-assembly. The remote ice making assembly may be integrated with an ice storage bin. The system further includes a refrigerant delivery sub-assembly coupled to the condenser and compressor sub-assembly and the remote ice making sub-assembly for delivering therebetween the refrigerant. The refrigerant delivery sub-assembly has a length sufficient to reach a upper level of a marine vessel, a remote room, or remote location to reach the remote ice making sub-assembly remote from the condenser and compressor sub-assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventors: Marty Willamor, Joseph E. Jefferson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6819258
    Abstract: A system for tracking a person from a system subscriber who affixes a location unit to the person to be tracked is provided wherein the location unit calculates the location of the person at any given time. The system includes a web host connected to a wide area web network, such as the Internet, the web host includes a computer readable medium and is accessible by the subscriber from a remote computer terminal. A computer program resides on the web host for receiving a tracking request from the subscriber and transmitting a tracking call to the location unit carried by the person. The computer program includes instructions embodied in computer readable code for automatically transmitting the tracking call, receiving location data from the location unit in response to the tracking call, and transmitting the location data to the subscriber's terminal where the current location of the person is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: EworldTrack, Inc.
    Inventor: William W. Brown
  • Patent number: 6804848
    Abstract: A high-profile air sleep system is disclosed having an air posturizing sleep surface wherein the system comprises a base fabric cover layer, a plurality of resilient blocks overlying the base fabric cover layer, and a middle fabric cover layer overlying resilient blocks. A plurality of air chambers is carried above the middle fabric cover layer, and a resilient pad overlies the air chambers. A top fabric cover layer overlies the resilient pad. The foam blocks provide a cushion for the air chambers and the air chambers provide an upper air posturizing sleep surface. A first closure fasts the base cover layer and the middle cover layer; and a second closure fasts the middle cover layer and the top cover layer together whereby an integral high-profile sleep system is provided with an upper air sleep surface which can be adjusted to provide optimum sleep posture. The air posturizing air chambers are arranged side-by-side and generally coextend with the entirety of the middle, top, and base fabric cover layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Comfortaire Corporation
    Inventor: Eric Rose
  • Patent number: 6773259
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for continuously feeding and burning solid waste derived fuel (SWDF) material in the calciner of a calciner kiln comprising a calciner combustion chamber, a kiln feed for feeding raw kiln material to the calciner combustion chamber, and a waste material feed system for continuously feeding SWDF material at a controlled rate to the calcine combustion chamber for burning. A burner having a burner fuel control for feeding a control fuel to the burner to control the temperature in the calciner combustion chamber. A riser duct is connected between a charge end of the rotary kiln and the calciner. The combustion chamber introduces hot combustion gas generally above the riser duct for mixing with the hot kiln gas flowing through the riser duct at a high velocity for further calcining of the raw kiln materials and burnout of the SWDF material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Giant Cement Holding Inc.
    Inventors: Claus Bech, Charles R. Murray, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6758975
    Abstract: An automated peritoneal dialysis system for performing continuous peritoneal dialysis is disclosed which includes a fluid circuit for delivering unsterilized dialysate from an uninterrupted supply, and a dialysate sterilization component having at least one in-line sterilization filter assembly disposed in the inflow line segment for realtime sterilization of the unsterilized dialysate during flow prior to patient delivery. A filter test component is operatively associated with the sterilization filter assembly for conducting a realtime integrity test on the filter assembly to test for a filter failure which would allow contaminants into the dialysate prior to patient delivery. If the filter fails the test, the fluid is discarded. In this manner, sterilization of fluid in realtime during a peritoneal dialysis process provides a high rate of dialysate exchange during repeated dialysate fill and drain cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Piedmont Renal Clinic, PA
    Inventors: Alan M. Peabody, Jeffrey J. Shimon, Joel Frederic Jensen
  • Patent number: 6748725
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for continuously transferring articles from a pickup station to a release station using a circular, continuously rotating turret is disclosed which includes a plurality of transfer arms carried in a circular motion wherein pickup heads carried by the transfer arms are converted from the circular motion to a straight-line motion during pick up of the articles to provide a case packing machine having high speed and reliable operation. In accordance with the general aspects of the invention, a first conveyor is disclosed for conveying the articles to a pickup station and a second conveyor is provided for delivering the articles away from a release station. One of the first and second conveyors includes an arcuate conveyor section disposed below a congruent path of the pickup heads. At least one of the pickup and release stations is advantageously located over the arcuate conveyor section whereby high speed operation requiring only a small amount of machine floor space is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Hartness International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Patterson Hartness, David N. Cooley, Richard M. Wiernicki, Robert Leslie Dillard, David Lee Scott
  • Patent number: 6749147
    Abstract: A friction winding shaft for roll cutting and winding machines in which the shaft frictionally engages tubular winding cores for winding of strip-shaped bands or similar items. A plurality of winding rings adjoin each other as disposed on a central drive shaft. In addition spring-biased winding core holders protrude from and are distributed over the outer ring surface in the form of clamping elements. The clamping elements are seated in recesses of the rings and are capable of pivoting around axes that are parallel to the friction winding shaft axis. The recesses are provided with stop surfaces which limit the pivoting movement of the clamping elements. In order to further increase the application possibilities of the friction winding shaft the recesses are sized and arranged in such manner that the clamping elements, in their center positions, form a circular curve in which the clamping element tips have a diameter dt greater than dw the inside diameter of the winding core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Hans-Jorg Heuser
    Inventor: Hans Heuser
  • Patent number: 6739277
    Abstract: An adjustable foot brace and optional shock absorbing system for decked kayaks that employs a heel and arch of the foot contact, and in which the adjustment arms are selectively securely affixed to a base plate located in the center of the kayak from the forward most portion of the seat or central structural support member forward. This base plate is then securely affixed to the forward most portion of the seat of the kayak, or to the forward most portion of a central structural support member in boats utilizing this device. The bulkhead configuration for this foot brace system employs a full or near full foot contact and the adjustment arm is attached directly to a guide located in the forward most portion of the seat or central structural support member for boats using this device. Either of these foot brace systems may also be attached in a “floating” configuration to an optional shock absorbing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Watermark Paddlesports, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Knight
  • Patent number: 6737618
    Abstract: A magnetic coil arrangement for a magnetic field applicator (1) which heats magnetic or magnetizable substances or solids in biological tissue is disclosed which includes a coolable magnetic yoke (2) with two spaced, opposing pole shoes (7, 8) separated from each other by a exposure volume gap (12) on the magnetic yoke (2). A magnetic coil (22) is assigned to each of the two pole shoes (7, 8) to produce a magnetic alternating field. The magnetic coils are designed as disk coils with helicoidally extending coil windings (39) respectively surrounding the pole shoe end of the assigned pole shoe (7, 8) with a surrounding magnetic coil/pole shoe gap (57). According to the invention, the magnetic coil (22) is respectively arranged in a coil box annularly surrounding the assigned pole shoe (7, 8), with the coil box (9, 10) being provided with at least one cooling air admission port (51, 52, 53) for connection of a cooling air pump and with at least one cooling air discharge port (57, 66).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: MFH Hyperthermiesysteme GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Feucht
  • Patent number: 6729103
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for continuously transferring articles from a pickup station to a release station using a circular, continuously rotating turret is disclosed which includes a plurality of transfer arms carried in a circular motion wherein pickup heads carried by the transfer arms are converted from the circular motion to a straight-line motion during pick up of the articles to provide a case packing machine having high speed and reliable operation. In accordance with the general aspects of the invention, a first conveyor is disclosed for conveying the articles to a pickup station and a second conveyor is provided for delivering the articles away from a release station. One of the first and second conveyors includes an arcuate conveyor section disposed below a congruent path of the pickup heads. At least one of the pickup and release stations is advantageously located over the arcuate conveyor section whereby high speed operation requiring only a small amount of machine floor space is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Hartness International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Patterson Hartness, David N. Cooley, Richard M. Wiernicki, Robert Leslie Dillard, David Lee Scott
  • Patent number: 6722101
    Abstract: A packing apparatus which includes a feed conveyor adapted to convey articles to a pick up station and a case conveyor adapted to sequentially convey cases, having an open top and a plurality of flaps, to a feed station. Pick up and grid heads are provided and are adapted to pick up successive slugs of the articles at the pick up station and to sequentially deposit the slugs in each of the cases while they are in the release station. A removal conveyor is provided to successively receive the slug filled cases from the release station and pass them onto a case sealing apparatus which is arranged over the removal conveyor and is operative to apply an adhesive to certain of the flaps and to then move the flaps over the open top into a secured closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Hartness International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Patterson Hartness, Richard M. Wiernicki, Robert Leslie Dillard, David Lee Scott
  • Patent number: 6720535
    Abstract: An electric heating system is disclosed for the heating of the interior of an instrument cabinet which includes a radiator having a receiving cavity with a heating element and a melting fuse connected in series as an excess-temperature fuse encapsulated in the receiving cavity. The heating element and the excess-temperature fuse are connected to a temperature control. An environmental-temperature sensor and a fuse-temperature sensor are encapsulated in the receiving cavity near the melting fuse connected to the temperature control. The current fuse temperature of the excess-temperature fuse is determined by the fuse-temperature sensor. The temperature control operates in a first control algorithm within a fuse temperature range below a preset changeover temperature. The temperature control switches over to a second control algorithm when the changeover temperature has been reached or exceeded and lowers the heating performance of the heating element for the protection of the excess-temperature fuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventor: Martin Hess
  • Patent number: 6702449
    Abstract: An external rearview mirror includes a holder for affixing the mirror to a motor vehicle. A carrier plate is located in a housing that is secured to the holder. At least one mirror assembly with a mirror pane is mounted pivotally on the carrier plate in the housing. At least one means of adjustment is mounted on the carrier plate and bound to the mirror assembly. A base plate is attached to the carrier plate, the base plate having a honeycomb structure with a multiplicity of cells on at least one side. The cells are integral and normal to the base plate and may vary in both height and diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Lang-Mekra North America, LLC
    Inventors: Heinrich Lang, Alexander Stenzel
  • Patent number: 6692131
    Abstract: A rearview mirror system includes components that can be used on both the left and right side of a vehicle. Only one carrier plate need be used to mount the mirrors. By changing mounting procedure on the two identical carrier plates, one carrier plate may be used for both the right and left mirrors, thereby reducing the number of components. A wedge-shaped transition piece may be used to provide the asymmetric mounting to thereby allow for mounting on the right and left sides of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Lang Mekra North America, LLC
    Inventors: Heinrich Lang, Albrecht Popp, J├╝rgen Pfanz
  • Patent number: D487379
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventor: Ferry A. Porsche
  • Patent number: D496841
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Inventor: D. Calvin Baynard