Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Crossetta & Associates
  • Patent number: 6631564
    Abstract: A device for leveling a plug receiving receptacle in an electric outlet box is disclosed which comprises a surface having spaced apart opposing male bar prongs arranged along generally parallel axes extending about perpendicular from the surface, arranged to insert into corresponding female bar slots of an electric plug receiver and level means, arranged to indicate horizontal and vertical level of an axis perpendicularly intersecting the parallel bar prong axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Inventor: Patrick E. Farley
  • Patent number: 6558436
    Abstract: A capacitor of hybrid construction is disclosed comprising a single cathode and multiple anode combination utilizing a variety of anode foils selected for their ability to achieve optimal performance in selected areas of the construction of a spiral would capacitor and blended in a fashion to create maximum energy density and minimum open space. In addition, a method is claimed for reducing open space left by a mandrel in producing spiral wound capacitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: CM Components, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Greenwood, Jr., Van Ness Harwood, Jr., Oakland J. Weatherup
  • Patent number: 6341993
    Abstract: The present invention comprise a swim fin having an internal propulsion system, wherein the fin is secured to the wearer by a boot configured to surround the foot and ankle of the wearer resisting flexure of the ankle, the fin is integrally molded to the boot and comprises an integral, longitudinally extending tubular passageway having an inlet adjacent about the toe end of the boot and an outlet arranged at about the remote end of the fin, and the tubular passageway contains a motor driven shaft having a propeller arranged to rotate and forcibly push fluid entering the inlet of the passageway through the outlet thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Inventor: William J. Lalli, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6123128
    Abstract: A cushion wheel assembly having a central hub coaxially surrounded by a resilient circular ring which is coaxially surrounded by a pneumatic tire on a mounting rim. The components are arranged so that axial compression of the resilient ring locks the components of the assembly into a cohesive unit, which is easily assembled and disassembled for convenient mounting to a vehicle and/or repair of high wear components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Inventor: Peter C. Ringenbach
  • Patent number: 6106355
    Abstract: This invention relates to an aerodynamic flying saucer throwing device which has a handle arranged to enable convenient gripping for convenient throwing of the device which automatically retracts upon throwing to provide a streamline silhouette wherein the handle is retracted from interfering in the flight and/or conventional catching of the saucer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Inventor: Steven Hoerner
  • Patent number: 6106715
    Abstract: A novel spiral membrane arrangement is disclosed comprising opposing elongate filtration membrane units, spiraled about a base axis and separated by a novel lattice separator having spaced apart elongate primary laths which form fluid passageways, bridged by cross laths arranged to form a plurality of fluid shears spaced along the passageways which divide, deflect and/or disrupt gross fluid flow through the passageway, directing fluid against the membrane surface and creating a self cleaning functionality which improves the efficiency and the life of the life of the membrane arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Infinitex Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Thalmann, Peter W. Hessinger
  • Patent number: 6095202
    Abstract: The present invention features a method and apparatus with a rotatable central reservoir and radially extending support arms for packing chromatographic columns at a consistent gradient of particle impact by using centripetal forces to independently accelerate particles comprising a bed material through a filling opening at one end of the column and continuously as they move axially along the length of the column to their packed destination. The method and apparatus are particularly suitable for use in packing capillary columns having an interior diameter of about 500 microns or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Research Foundation State University of New York
    Inventors: Luis A. Colon, Adam M. Fermier, Gary R. Sagerman
  • Patent number: 6062583
    Abstract: A novel hitch lock device, which can be removably mounted to vehicular ball type towing hitch arrangements for removably locking a ccmmon vehicular pivot ball type coupler to a ball hitch, while enabling hitch function in a plurality of angles and planer orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Inventor: Salvatore Lauricella, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6056662
    Abstract: A high output transmission is made for increasing speed and torque from an engine or motor. It includes a planetary drive for gradually increasing speed output, a speed reducer for increasing torque output, and a friction brake which gradually slows and stops a wheel member of the planetary drive. The planetary drive wheel member is gradually slowed and stopped so that the planetary drive input to output speed ratio is increased starting from a 1 to 1 speed ratio. As the braking force is gradually increased power output is transmitted starting with a slow speed with high torque to a fast speed with lower torque and when the braking force is decreased power output resumes to a slow speed with high torque while the engine or motor can run at a set or constant speed. A clutch means is included in the transmission by the on/off action of the brake thereby providing a clutch and continuously variable transmission or CCVT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Inventor: Anthony W. Fini, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5983474
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved puller, wherein notch and slot means are arranged for adjustably engaging a mating slot and shoulder of gripping jaws to provide improved resistance to wear and misalignment through use, and reversible jaws enable adaption of use to removal of seals and the like from housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Inventor: Rudolf Koppe
  • Patent number: 5975910
    Abstract: This invention relates to a device and system for augmenting the learning to read process, the device comprising a surface enabled for aligned placement of written terms arranged for reading in vertically spaced positions and a plurality of voice activating means arranged in registered alignment adjacent the spaced terms comprising the document such that upon actuation thereof, the device sounds out the pronunciation of a term contained in registered alignment at the position adjacent thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Inventor: Wanda L. Sims-Barnes
  • Patent number: 5963418
    Abstract: A multiple anode capacitor (10) having offset terminal leads or strips which maximizes capacitance achieved per volume occupied by the capacitor. More specifically, the invention including a multiple anode aluminum electrolytic capacitor including a cylindrical casing (42), a header (45) crimped to the open end of the casing, the header including a primary anode terminal (41) and a primary cathode terminal (44). Disposed within the casing is a wound or coiled capacitor body (28) having plural anode foils (11, 12, 13), a capacitor foil (14), and dielectric paper separator layers (15, 16) disposed between the cathode and the anodes. In a preferred embodiment, three juxtapositioned anode foils are used, the foils being made from a high purity porous aluminum foil. In addition, each of the dielectric paper separator layers is formed of two kraft capacitor tissue papers (15a, 15b, 16a, 16b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: CM Components, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Greenwood, Jr., Van Ness Harwood, Jr., Oakland J. Weatherup
  • Patent number: 5949638
    Abstract: A capacitor of hybrid construction is disclosed including single cathode and multiple anode combination utilizing a variety of anode foils selected for their ability to achieve optimal performance in selected areas of the construction of a spiral would capacitor and blended in a fashion to create maximum energy density and minimum open space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: CM Components, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Greenwood, Jr., Van Ness Harwood, Jr., Oakland J. Weatherup
  • Patent number: 5913507
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved portable winch apparatus, which can be removably mounted to standard vehicular hitching arrangements to enable convenient winching in a plurality of pulling angles and planar orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Inventor: Salvatore Lauricella, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5886162
    Abstract: This invention provides new lipophilic dialkylaminomethylene prodrugs, particularly dialkylaminomethylene 2', 3'-dideoxynucleoside compounds and pharmaceutical compositions comprising said compounds which inhibit the replication of viruses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventor: Thomas I. Kalman
  • Patent number: 5873698
    Abstract: An improved centrifugal pump is disclosed comprising a slip ring arranged around a central opening of a guidevane proximate the intake conduit shoulder of an impeller which is positioned, dimensioned and formed from a material sufficient to creat a lamellar interface between fluid movement on either side of the guidevane which retards the abrading effect of sheering forces at a point of critical clearance among the guidevane and the rotating impeller conduit shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Inventor: William H. Thalmann
  • Patent number: 5840774
    Abstract: The disclosed invention is a crystalline microporous polymer and process for preparing a low density microporous polymer comprising, providing a mixture of a polymer and a polymer solvent, the mixture capable of achieving a supercritical condition; applying pressure, at a temperature sufficient for the mixture to attain a super critical condition; cooling the supercritical solution that results and precipitating a microporous crystalline polymer product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Paul Ehrlich, Robert Bruce Stewart
  • Patent number: 5819993
    Abstract: A dispensing device is disclosed which generally comprises an elongate cylindrical container adapted to hold an elongate cylindrical stick medicament composition, having an open end sized and shaped to generally conform to a cross-section contour along a human finger, and a shaping cap which covers the open end and comprises a convex inner surface enabled for shaping the stick medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Inventor: Jonathan B. Wile
  • Patent number: D453947
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Inventor: Evan Paivanas
  • Patent number: D472598
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Inventor: Richard Lawrence