Patents Represented by Attorney David L. King
  • Patent number: 8322488
    Abstract: A harness system for supporting a person off of a ground surface. The harness system may include a seat supported by a strap attached to the seat. The strap may form one or more leg containing loops for keeping a person securely positioned in the harness. The harness may also include a climbing strap for securing the harness loosely to a support device, such as a tree, while a person climbs a support device. The harness may be secured to a person by tightening a waist strap around the person's waist. The harness system may include a fall restraint device and shoulder straps enabling the harness system to qualify as a fall arrest system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Trophyline, LLC
    Inventor: Sherry J. Green
  • Patent number: 8261790
    Abstract: A tread for a pneumatic tire includes central tread elements and shoulder tread elements having leading and trailing tread edges. A pair of circumferentially continuous grooves, one on each half ol the tread, and a plurality of lateral grooves extending from each tread edge toward the center of the tread are provided. The lateral grooves adjacent the central tread elements are curved in shape extending along a line, the line extends toward the center of the tread to form an apex from the center extending outwardly across the tread pattern changing in an opposite direction at an intersection of the circumferential groove along a second line adjacent the shoulder tread element. Shoulder tread elements are arranged in two rows, one row adjacent each lateral edge, the leading edges of the shoulder tread elements being inclined relative to the direction of rotation of the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Ben Baicheng Wen, Joel Joseph Lazeration
  • Patent number: 8257282
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating pressure pulse/shock waves (PP/SWs) is disclosed which comprises a pressure pulse/shock wave (PP/SW) source, a housing enclosing said PP/SW source, and an exit window from which wave fronts of waves generated by said PP/SW source emanate. The wave fronts have plane, nearly plane, convergent off target or divergent characteristics. In one embodiment, an extracorporeal shock wave system provides a planar wave for the treatment of tissue. A parabolic reflector is provided in order to propagate the planar wave through a membrane and to the tissue of a human subject. A piezoelectric, electrohydraulic or electromagnetic source may be used to develop the wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: General Patent, LLC
    Inventors: Walter Uebelacker, Reiner Schultheiss, Wolfgang Schaden, John Warlick
  • Patent number: 8256481
    Abstract: A method of cutting an elastomeric strip of material is described. The method includes the step of advancing a strip of material 2 a predetermined distance by a conveyor means 30. Resisting reverse movement of the strip 2; tensioning the strip 2; and cutting simultaneously across the entire width of the strip 2 through the thickness of the strip 2 on a skive angle of 45 degrees or less preferably about 28 degrees to form a cut length of material thereby relaxing the tension in the strip as the skive cut ends 3 and 4 move apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Robert Albert Lammlein
  • Patent number: 8256196
    Abstract: An equine tongue tie has a small elastic tongue loop 14 and a large elastic jaw loop 12. The two loops 12, 14 are stitched or otherwise joined at a location 18 across the width of the loops. The two loops 12, 14 can be made from a single strap 2 of elastomeric material wherein the ends are preferably folded over prior to stitching or otherwise affixing so as to form four layers of the elastomeric material at the location 18 wherein the tongue loop 14 and jaw loop 12 are joined. Alternatively, each loop can be made from a separate strap, each tongue loop 14 and jaw loop 12 having its ends overlapped and sewn together to form a separate loop and these two separate loops 12, 14 being sewn together where the sewn ends overlap creating four layers of material at the location 18 where the loops are joined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: David Lawrence Burns
  • Patent number: 8219433
    Abstract: A method and system for conducting an elemental analysis of a job's functions and requirements, conducting a medical diagnosis of a worker to determine the physical capabilities and limitations of the worker, and comparing the elemental analysis and the medical diagnosis to determine whether the worker can function in a particular job be it the current job, another existing job or a modification of either.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Rajiv D. Pandya
  • Patent number: 8211343
    Abstract: The invention relates to the extrusion of tire components with a large change of gauge across their cross-sectional area. It is provided a method and an assembly for extruding such a tire component with an extruder feeding a flow channel with a downstream die opening, whereby a deflector is provided in the flow channel upstream the die opening such that a flow of rubber is slowed down in front of broad portions of the cross-sectional area of the downstream die, avoiding distortion or bending of the extruded tire component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Jean Luc Dheur, Erich Nicolaus Lemaire, Michel Meunier
  • Patent number: 8210223
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire for use on aircraft has a tread, a crown reinforcement, and a radial carcass reinforcement having at least one axially inner ply of textile cords wound around a pair of bead cores, at least one axially inner ply being wound around the bead core in each bead from inside to the outside forming outside turn-ups and at least one axially outer ply of textile cords extending from bead to bead along the turn-ups of the at least one axially inner ply. The at least one axially inner ply or at least one axially outer ply has merged cords having a percent elongation at break of 12% to less than 20% and a break strength greater than 1050 N with a linear density of greater than 9,000 dtex. Merged cord reinforcement is preferably used in the ply layers or strips of the crown reinforcement as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Walter Kevin Westgate, Yuvaraj Senthil Arumugam, Robert John Gartland
  • Patent number: 8191592
    Abstract: A two-piece tire assembly 10 with a removable tread belt 12 for installing about the circumference of a tire carcass 14 is provided. The two-piece tire assembly 10 includes a tread belt 12 has a belt structure 90 having two or more belt layers 100, 110, 120, 130 each layer having one or more belts. The tread belt 12 has a radially inner surface 70 having one or more protruding circumferential ribs 72 or grooves 74 that fit into complementary grooves 18 or ribs 19 on an outer crown surface of the tire carcass 14. The tread belt 12 has a maximum axial belt width W at a radially inner surface. The carcass 14 has a maximum section width SW and ply line 20 having a maximum width P wherein W?0.95P, BW?5 0.85P and P<SW.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Archie Arsavir Takfor Andonian, Kevin Christopher Legge, Robert Anthony Neubauer, Terry John Waibel
  • Patent number: 8182434
    Abstract: A cordless handheld equine leg flexibility testing device 100 has a handheld assembly module 10, a power source 12, a data storage module 20, and either a leg holder assembly 60 or a hoof holder assembly 40 which is removably attached to the handheld assembly module 10 and are interchangeable depending on the test being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventors: Roland Alois Thaler, Walter Uebelacker
  • Patent number: 8162859
    Abstract: The system for treating an internal organ has a generator source for producing a shock wave connected to a portable shock wave applicator device, wherein the shock wave applicator device has a side-firing shock wave head having a variable angle adjustment relative to a release and lock connected handle or holder means for holding said device. The inclination of the shock wave head can be set to a fixed inclination to reach the organ at various locations or surfaces or can be pivotally inclined continuous to vary the treatment surfaces area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: General Patent , LLC
    Inventors: Reiner Schultheiss, Wolfgang Schaden, John Warlick, Robert Goeschl
  • Patent number: 8156933
    Abstract: A nebulizer apparatus according to the present invention has an enclosure including a primary chamber of ambient air, a medicant chamber and a secondary chamber. The secondary chamber is for containing water and includes an ultrasonic transducer and is in communication with the primary chamber. The apparatus further has a first switch for activating pump means for evacuating air from the primary chamber after which the transducer is activated for a predetermined time. The pump stops after a predetermined pressure is achieved. The apparatus has a valve that opens allowing a dose of powdered medicine in the medicant chamber to move into the vapor-rich primary chamber to seed and form a cloud laden with medicine. A mouthpiece is attached to said primary chamber to allow the patient to suck and inhale the cloud. The mouthpiece may further include a one way valve that seals the mouthpiece during evacuation and upon the patient sucking the tubing of the mouthpiece the valve opens to allow the cloud to be inhaled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Puthalath Koroth Raghuprasad
  • Patent number: 8151849
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire for mounting on an aircraft wheel has a radial carcass and flipper reinforcement. The tire has a pair of bead cores, at least two or more axially inner plies greater than or equal to, extending between the bead cores, a crown reinforcement radially outward of the plies having a maximum belt width BW, and at least one flipper reinforcement wrapped around each bead core. Each bead core has a radially extending cross sectional length B. Each flipper reinforcement extends along an inner surface of the bead core to the axially inner end located in an area that is between 0.01 BW to 0.25 BW as measured from the belt edge toward a centerline of the tire preferably in the range of 0.05 BW to 0.125 BW and wherein one flipper reinforcement has an axially outer end lower than the top of the bead core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Ueyoko
  • Patent number: 8132302
    Abstract: The present invention is an organizer device having a primary back strap 10, the primary back strap 10 having a first end, a second end and a middle portion. The first end having a first buckle portion 32 and a means for suspending the back strap 20, the second end having a second buckle portion 28, the middle portion having at least one attachment location with an appended buckle portion 38 interposed between the first and second ends; and wherein the second end is provided to receive the first end of a second primary back strap. The device further has at least one removable cinch strap device 40 having a first end and a second end, the first end having two buckle portions 38, 39, a first buckle portion 39 for removable attachment to the attachment location with an appended buckle 38 on the primary back strap 10 and a second buckle portion 39 to attach to the buckle portion at the second end of the cinch strap 40 to form a loop for holding a coil of cable 100, a power tool box or other material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Charles Ervin Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 8128111
    Abstract: An improved two wheeled reciprocating pedal driven scooter has a frame, front steering wheel, rear drive wheel, and rear wheel drive mechanism. The drive mechanism has two reciprocating foot pedals straddling the frame and extending to a forward hinge attachment location on the frame. The hinge location is at or above a drive axle. Each foot pedal has a short portion and an intersecting long portion forming a bend. The bend angle is 90 degrees or greater and is located at or below the frame. The attachment location of the foot pedal to the drive mechanism is at or near the bend. When the long portion of one foot pedal is at the bottom of the foot pedal stroke it is substantially horizontal, while the long portion of the other pedal is at the top of the stroke and is inclined to a maximum stroke angle of less than 35 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Zike, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Anthony Scolari, Daniel Robert Cabral, Geoffrey Michael Bergmark
  • Patent number: 8082963
    Abstract: A two-piece tire assembly with a removable tread belt for installing about the circumference of a tire carcass is provided. The inner surface of the tread belt follows a non-linear, preferably arcuate profile with a radius of curvature R across the tread belt wherein the distance DL as measured from the axis of rotation to the inner surface of the tread belt extends a distance DO at the equatorial plane and curves radially inwardly to a distance DE at each belt edge such that DE?0.9*DO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Archie Arsavir Takfor Andonian, Kevin Christopher Legge, Robert Anthony Neubauer
  • Patent number: D651659
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: ZIKE, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Anthony Scolari, Robert Wayne Lewis, Jr.
  • Patent number: D654962
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Zike, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Anthony Scolari, Robert Wayne Lewis, Jr.
  • Patent number: D665856
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Zike, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Anthony Scolari, Robert Wayne Lewis, Jr.
  • Patent number: D665857
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Zike, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Anthony Scolari, Robert Wayne Lewis, Jr.