Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Dale B. Halling
  • Patent number: 8267276
    Abstract: A cap for holding a powder to be mixed with a fluid in a bottle has a product cap with a reservoir. The product cap has a top wall and a side wall. The product cap has a number of inner protrusions on the side wall and a number of outer protrusions on the side wall. A cylindrical safety gate has a number of grooves. The inner protrusions of the product cap mate with the grooves of the safety gate. The cylindrical safety gate has a gate and an aperture at an end of the cylindrical safety gate. A bottle cap with a cylindrical body has a threaded end and a gate end. The gate end has a number of grooves that mate with the outer protrusions. The bottle cap has a gate and an aperture between the threaded end and the gate end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Joel Francomano
  • Patent number: 8197681
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a filter system for ornamental ponds and stock tanks that has a housing defining an internal chamber. A number of feet are located on a lower flat surface of the housing, which hold the housing off of the bottom of the pond. A filter slot in the lower surface holds a filter. A pump is inside the internal chamber of the housing and has an inlet inside the internal chamber and an outlet outside the internal chamber of the housing. When the filter system is submerged, the pump draws water in along the bottom of the body of water through the filter. As a result, the debris on the bottom of the body of water is drawn into the filter. Once the debris is drawn into the filter, microbes in the filter are able to break down the debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: K&H Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: James Donald Koskey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8166570
    Abstract: The invention is related to a knee protection system having a knee pad permanently attached to a garment such as pants. The pad is made of silicone rubber. The pad may be shaped and have a number of pad areas including a patella covering part of the pad, a pair of side parts and a top part of the pad. The side parts of the pad protect the user when they roll on their knees and the top part of the pad protects the user knee when they lean forward. The silicone rubber pad is waterproof, inert, and fire resistant. The pad is permanently attached to a knee region of a pair of pants. By manufacturing the pad in a pair of pants a user can comfortably walk around with the knee protection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Woodland Wear, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Matuszak, Christan Medovich
  • Patent number: 8164436
    Abstract: A power over data cable system has a power controller. The power controller receives alarm signals from alarm systems such as fire alarms and security alarms. The power controller is connected to power over Ethernet switches or injectors (PoE). The PoE Ethernet switches or injectors are coupled network devices, such as door locks, security cameras, etc. When an alarm occurs, the power controller can turn off the power to the network devices by sending a disable signal to an associated PoE Ethernet switch or injector. A user interface, allows a user to easily define which PoE Ethernet switches or injectors are to be opened for a given alarm. Using this system the user can easily setup a system to selectively disable power to certain devices and not others whenever an alarm is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Bluewave Security
    Inventors: Leemon Claude Baird, III, John Kelly Hughes
  • Patent number: 8088109
    Abstract: The system and method creates immediate supplemental blood flow into an organ by punching a cannula into the organ to remove a core of the organ. The process of punching creates essentially no heat and therefore does not cauterize the wound. In the case of the heart this results in immediate supplemental blood flow into the heart muscle. Animal tests have shown this immediate blood flow is sufficient to sustain the heart even when a major coronary artery is completely blocked. The procedure may be performed in an open surgical field procedure by punching cores from the outside of the heart in or it may be a percutaneous catheter procedure punching cores from the inside-out of an organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Surgical Pioneering, LLC
    Inventors: Ernest Feiler, Warren Roh, Eckehart Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 8015942
    Abstract: An outdoor heated pet bed has a low wattage heating wire. A foil packet encloses the low wattage heating wire. A foam layer is placed adjacent to one side of the foil packet. A weather resistant cover encloses the foam layer and the foil packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: K & H Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: James Donald Koskey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7982862
    Abstract: The invention is a line of sight wind detection system that has a laser with an output that is directed at a target. The system also has a receiver with a Hartmann aperture array receiving a reflected beam impinging on the Hartmann aperture array. A multiple pixel sensor senses a number of spots of light from the Hartmann aperture array. An analyzer receives an output from the multiple pixel sensor and determines an effective wind speed along a line of sight using a position of the spots. The system takes advantage of the fact that the wind along the line of sight will result in a shift in the angle of the wave front of the reflected beam. This shift in the angle of the wave front contains all the information of the cumulative effect on a projectile fired at the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventors: Brandon Hite, John Taylor
  • Patent number: 7958827
    Abstract: In example embodiments, a device for producing a simulated explosion that can be used with a soda bottler or other commonly available containers. A coupler couples a rupturable container to a non-pyrotechnic explosive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Combat Training Solutions
    Inventor: Nathan Randall Brock
  • Patent number: 7946068
    Abstract: A trigger system for a paintball marker has a string attached to the trigger actuator. The string is held taut between the actuator and the trigger guard. The actuator is a lever attached to the string and in contact with a micro-switch that allows the release of compressed air to propel a paintball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph Raymond Arndt
  • Patent number: 7783812
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a serial bus extension that provides for a new class of 1394 devices called versaphy devices. A versaphy device has a static (permanent or semi-permanent) address or versaphy label. In addition, the versaphy device has a new register structure called a versaphy register. The versaphy register may contain the versaphy label. The versaphy register can be written to by non-local devices such a controller. New simple versaphy packets are defined to facilitate communication between a versaphy device and a controller. The versaphy device can transmit unsolicited responses. These features reduce the complexity necessary for a device to connect to a 1394 bus and, therefore, reduce the cost of these devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Astek, Inc
    Inventors: Richard Mourn, Barry Walker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7773784
    Abstract: Techniques, systems and methods relating to cryptographically secure revocable biometric signatures and identification computed with robust distance metrics are described. Various biometric cryptographically secure revocable transformation approaches are described that support a robust pseudo-distance computation in encoded form, thereby supporting confidence in verification, and which can provide for verification without identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: University of Colorado Board of Regents
    Inventor: Terrance Edward Boult
  • Patent number: 7755007
    Abstract: A heated pet mat has a fire retardant covering in the shape of a truncated circle folded in half to form two layers. A resistive heating element is sandwiched between the two layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: K&H Manufacturing, Inc
    Inventor: James Donald Koskey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7718962
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a defect imaging device that has an energy beam that is directed at a device under test. The energy beam creates positrons deep within the material of the device under test. When the positrons combine with electrons in the material they produce a pair of annihilation photons. The annihilation photons are detected. The Doppler broadening of the annihilation photons is used to determine if a defect is present in the material. Three dimensional images of the device under test are created by directing the energy beam at different portions of the device under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Idaho State University and the Board of Educa
    Inventors: Alan W. Hunt, J. Frank Harmon, Douglas P. Wells
  • Patent number: 7691281
    Abstract: A method of producing a reflective design includes the steps of lasering a pattern on an adhesive side of a reflective laminated material. The lasering ablates the adhesive and causes these areas to not adhere. The reflective laminate material is applied to a substrate. A carrier layer of the reflective laminate is removed to produce a reflective design on the substrate. This method allows for highly customized designs at a reasonable cost that are very visually appealing. The substrate may be a textile, paper, or decal material. The textile may be the garment or may be a patch that is sewn onto a garment or applied to the garment with an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Harmony Fastening Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Robert Collier
  • Patent number: 7686537
    Abstract: A road grader comprising an elongated grader blade adapted to be pushed by a vehicle such as a bulldozer and having mutually parallel side members attached to the lateral ends of the blade perpendicularly to the blade's longitudinal axis, each of said side members comprising a pair of spaced apart walls that house a slidable mounting plate on the lower end of which is attached a ground contacting skid. Each slidable mounting plate is separately actuated to move upwardly or downwardly with respect to the side member in which it is housed. Relative upward or downward movement of the side member, with respect to the ground contacting skid, results in lowering or elevating the respective ends of the grader blade with respect to the level of the respective ground contacting skid. Separately adjusting the height of the lateral ends of the grader blade and driving the blade by a pushing vehicle permits the precision depth application of a layer of road material at any desired angle or tilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventor: Myron L. Mullett
  • Patent number: 7623685
    Abstract: Techniques, systems and methods for obtaining biometric signatures and identification are described. Broadly stated, embodiments of the present invention utilize specified geometric principles to provide means for accurate biometric identification using projective invariant features of a subregion of the human body. The present invention provides a means for computing biometric signatures and identification that are projective invariant and hence are not impacted by the viewing angle of the subregion of the human body containing the biometric data. This novel invention removes the restriction, often implicit in the previous work, of the imaging or sensing system being in a fixed repeatable (and generally orthogonal) viewing position. This invention can be applied across a wide range of biometrics, although it is most easily applicable to features that are approximately co-planar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado
    Inventors: Terrance Edward Boult, Gang Zheng, Chia-Jiu Wang
  • Patent number: 7602305
    Abstract: A feedback circuit for a display sign has a number of lights. A resistor is coupled in series with the lights. A voltage measuring circuit is coupled to the resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Skyline Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Lee Lindsay, Charles Hunter Bush
  • Patent number: 7589640
    Abstract: A Utility Pole and Tower Safety and Protection Device includes a utility pole with a crossbar to support utility conductors. The crossbar is attached to the pole with a release mechanism. A pressure transducer is attached to the release mechanism and automatically controls the release and descent of the crossbar at a predetermined load limit. A shear pin may also be used if a mechanical system is desired. An alarm system is attached to the pole and linked to a relay station announces when the system is activated. Power and continuity to the utility conductors is terminated when the system is activated, virtually eliminating the risks of a downed utility conductor. The device protects power and utility lines from breakage due to external forces, such as weather or trees. When the external force is removed, the device is reset by winching the crossbar into position and resetting the release mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Inventor: Dennis Lee Bell
  • Patent number: 7556403
    Abstract: A display and messaging sign includes a number of pixels and a hooded face plate. The hooded face plate includes a number of hooded apertures, with a hood over each of the pixels. Each pixel is aligned with an aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Skyline Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Charles Stadjuhar, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7520224
    Abstract: A firearm projectile includes a precision-machined outer component having a generally cylindrical body, a tip at the forward end of the body, a base at the rear end of the body, and a precision-machined cavity machined into the outer component. A precision-machined inner component is pressed into the cavity. The outer component includes a homogenous material that is softer than firearm barrel steel. The inner component includes a material having a higher density than the outer component and a higher density than an armor plate, such as solid tungsten, tungsten carbide and potential some Nanotechnology materials such as NanoSteelâ„¢. A cap may be attached to the outer component to seal the inner component inside the cavity. The cavity can be machined from the front or rear end of the outer component. The cap fits into the rear of the projectile or may be a bullet tip. The cavity and the inner component may be cylindrical or tapered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Inventor: John D. Taylor