Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Deborah A. Peacock
  • Patent number: 7671610
    Abstract: Improved probing of closely spaced contact pads is provided by an array of guided vertical probes that has a sideways scrub relative to the line of contact pads. With this orientation of scrub motion, the probes can be relatively thin along the contact line, and relatively thick perpendicular to the contact line. The thin dimension of the probes allows for probing closely spaced contact pads, while the thick dimension of the probes provides mechanical robustness and current carrying capacity. The probes have a predetermined curvature in a plane including the contact line, to help determine the amount of scrub motion during contact. In a preferred embodiment, an array of probes is provided for probing two closely spaced and parallel rows of contact pads, offset from each other by half the contact pad pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: MicroProbe, Inc.
    Inventor: January Kister
  • Patent number: 6983506
    Abstract: A universal, interchangeable attachment system, comprising various tool operator heads, removable/interchangeable handles, removable/replaceable tools and tool bits, hex drive, and clamp for securing tools. An electronic subsystem provides an alternating current detector, an indicator, such as an LED or light bulb, and continuity circuit indicator. A reversible double helical drive enables a user to drive a screw or bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Inventor: Coffee Brown
  • Patent number: 6803394
    Abstract: A composition for actinic radiation curable nail coatings and artificial nail tips comprising a BISGMA based urethane resin, an additional polymer, a photoinitiator, and having a viscosity of greater than approximately 80,000 cps. Composition may additionally comprise other additives known in the art and also methods of application of the composition alone and with related compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Gel Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Pamela H. Lilley, Sarah Peterson
  • Patent number: 6781690
    Abstract: An optical sensing enhancing material (and corresponding method of making) comprising: a medium, the medium comprising a plurality of aggregated nanoparticles comprising fractals; and a microcavity, wherein the medium is located in a vicinity of the microcavity. Also an optical sensor and sensing method comprising: providing a doped medium, the medium comprising a plurality of aggregated nanoparticles comprising fractals, with the material; locating the doped medium in the vicinity of a microcavity; exciting the doped medium with a light source; and detecting light reflected from the doped medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: New Mexico State University Technology Transfer Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Armstrong, Vladimir M. Shalaev, Harold V. Smith
  • Patent number: 6778779
    Abstract: A method of full-duplex electromagnetic communication wherein a pair of data modulation formats are selected for the forward and return data links respectively such that the forward data electro-magnetic beam serves as a carrier for the return data. A method of encoding optical information is used wherein right-hand and left-hand circular polarizations are assigned to optical information to represent binary states. An application for an earth to low earth orbit optical communications system is presented which implements the full-duplex communication and circular polarization keying modulation format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: New Mexico State University Technology Transfer Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas M. Shay, David A. Hazzard, Stephen Horan, Jason A. Payne
  • Patent number: 6774009
    Abstract: A target-backing plate assembly for use in physical vapor deposition (PVD) processes. The lower curved surface of the target of the assembly is received in a conformingly-shaped backing plate, while a planar upper surface is presented for PVD. The shape of the target increases the amount of material dissipated and the quality of the film and reduces the amount of necessary machining in production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Academy Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher A. Johnson, James W. Ridout, George M. Wityak
  • Patent number: 6736966
    Abstract: A portable oxidant generator for generating a chlorine or chlor-oxygen solution suitable for sterilizing contaminated drinking water, thereby providing a water disinfection system and potable water. The oxidant generator includes an electrolytic chamber and a power supply or source. The chamber holds a salt brine solution such that the solution is in contact with an anode and cathode included in the chamber. The power supply provides electrical charge that is passed between the anode and cathode through the salt brine solution. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, a combination manual pump/switch is activated and injects electrolyte into the cell chamber and electrolyzes the solution. In one embodiment, as electrolysis proceeds, hydrogen gas is liberated and causes a gas pressure within the cell chamber thereby forcing the freshly generated oxidant solution from the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: MIOX Corporation
    Inventors: Rodney E. Herrington, Frank Hand
  • Patent number: 6733797
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a neurochemical formulation comprising a supplement for improving function of neurons, improving memory and cognitive abilities, and reversing free radical damage caused by aging or neurodegenerative disease. The formulation comprises phosphoesters and antioxidants. Components may have antioxidant properties or enhance properties of other components. The synergistic combinations allow individual component dosages to be reduced, thereby minimizing potential toxicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Inventor: William K. Summers
  • Patent number: 6719260
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for hanging frames upon mounting surfaces. A hanger, upon which a frame is hung, is securely attached to a mounting surface, such as a wall. The hanger comprises a two-level, female, mandrel slot for receiving a two-level male mandrel. Additionally, bottom-rail-supports may be used to secure the bottom of the frame to the wall to support the weight of the frame and to immobilize the frame on the wall. A spirit-level device may be used for leveling the installed frame on the apparatus prior to fixing the frame to the wall with or without bottom-rail-supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventor: Hoyt E. Hart
  • Patent number: 6718659
    Abstract: A separating device and method for padding pipelines which attaches to a bucket and has a bottom support with sloping walls for directing the padding material. A shaker assembly having a screen a vibrator assembly is mounted on the bottom support, wherein at least one resilient mount is used to mount the shaker assembly to the bottom support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: HTB, LLC
    Inventors: Steve E. Foutz, Houston T. Barnes
  • Patent number: 6678434
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of optical switching wherein the output ends of input optical channels 142 are held by and movable by actuator arm 108 of a conventional computer disk drive assembly and the input ends of output optical channels 144 are held by and movable by the disk 102 of the assembly. Fixed supports 120 and 136 stabilize the input and output optical channels prior to entry into the optical switch 100. A high resolution voice coil motor receives the switching signal and moves the actuator arm which in turn moves the input optical channels to align them with the selected output channels. Disk 102 is preferably partially rotatable by a disk motor so that the output optical channels are movable and switching speed can be increased. A linear embodiment operates in an equivalent manner with a linearly movable disk and linear actuator arm. An alternative embodiment operates with two or more voice coil motor driven actuator arms, without the use of a disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Wizard Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Goodman, Mohsen Shahinpoor
  • Patent number: 6653506
    Abstract: Methods to recover nitramines from energetic materials yielding useable by-products and producing zero waste. The methods are used on materials containing HMX and RDX.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: TPL, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall S. Phillips, Andrew W. Cain, Thomas J. Schilling, Michael Miks
  • Patent number: 6651833
    Abstract: A self sealing rotating cap or lid for a bottle, container or other object. The cap comprises an aperture, a spring, an engaging/disengaging post, a resting position and a rotatable open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Impact Confections, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald A. Sciarini
  • Patent number: 6616794
    Abstract: A method for producing integral capacitance components for inclusion within printed circuit boards. Hydrothermally prepared nanopowders permit the fabrication of a very thin dielectric layers that offer increased dielectric constants and are readily penetrated by microvias. Disclosed is a method of preparing a slurry or suspension of a hydrothermally prepared nanopowder and solvent. A suitable bonding material, such as a polymer is mixed with the nanopowder slurry, to generate a composite mixture which is formed into a dielectric layer. The dielectric layer may be placed upon a conductive layer prior to curing, or conductive layers may be applied upon a cured dielectric layer, either by lamination or by metallization processes, such as vapor deposition or sputtering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: TPL, Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Hartman, Kirk M. Slenes, Kristen J. Law
  • Patent number: 6609257
    Abstract: A basin generally for use in health-care industries for debridement and/or irrigation of wound areas. The basin is best used for treatment of wounds on extremities and comprises a stable basin having contoured seats on opposing side walls and a filtering device to prevent clogging of the drainage hole and tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Fiore Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel R. O'Geary
  • Patent number: 6608760
    Abstract: A dielectric substrate useful in the manufacture of printed wiring boards is disclosed wherein the dielectric substrate comprises at least one organic polymer having a Tg greater than 140° C. and at least one filler material. The dielectric substrate of this invention has a dielectric constant that varies less than 15% over a temperature range of from −55 to 125° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: TPL, Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Hartman, Kirk M. Slenes, Kristen J. Law
  • Patent number: D490588
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Impact Confections, Inc.
    Inventor: Brad Baker
  • Patent number: D495461
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventor: Brad Baker
  • Patent number: D496517
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Inventor: Brad Baker
  • Patent number: D498341
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventor: Brad Baker