Patents Represented by Attorney Domingue & Waddell, PLC
  • Patent number: 6581831
    Abstract: A debit card read/write controller. The controller comprises a microcontroller device, a read only memory, a dynamically random access memory and a read/write head for reading and writing onto a magnetic card media contained on a magnetic striped card. The microcontroller device includes an input capture port for storing data read from the card, and wherein the microcontroller device continually poles the input capture port for an event to occur. The entire read/write system can be integrated into one single chip. The steps for processing the signal, processing the signal, and writing to the stripes have also been disclosed. The steps generally include inserting the card into a card reader operatively associated with the MR read head and passing manually the stripe underneath the MR read head, and wherein the information on the magnetic card media is stored in the form of a plurality of magnetic flux reversals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Inventor: Mohammad Reza Madani
  • Patent number: 6572359
    Abstract: An apparatus for molding a plurality of containers being interconnected with linking arms. The apparatus includes a first member and a manifold member, operatively attached to the first member, for channeling a plastic fluid to an insert. The insert contains a first slide and a second slide. The first slide and second slide will have an extended position and a contracted position, and wherein the contracted position defines a plurality of interconnected cavity profiles. The second member will have a first end that contains a plurality of core pins. A piston is adapted to the second member for reciprocating the second member into engagement with the insert so that the first slide and second slide are moved to the contracted position. During the reciprocating motion, the plurality of core pins are received in the cavity profiles. The apparatus will further comprise a heater for supplying a heat to the fluidized plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Inventor: Kent A. Louviere
  • Patent number: 6570049
    Abstract: Incineration systems, particularly those using municipal garbage and waste, refuse-derived fuels, coal and petroleum coke, and/or chlorinated hydrocarbons are operated without the release of toxic pollutants such as dioxins. One preferred embodiment relates to a non-polluting method for burning fuel derived from typical municipal garbage and waste eliminating, or at least significantly reducing, the need for the landfill disposal of such waste materials. In an alternative application, air, water, coal and/or petroleum coke are used to produce electricity, urea, and methanol in a non-polluting manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Inventor: Tommy G. Taylor
  • Patent number: 6553825
    Abstract: A torque swivel apparatus. The apparatus includes an upper body assembly secured to the lower end of a locking swivel of the type used in wireline operations. The upper body would engage into a lower body, the lower body secured to the drill string at the rotary table. The upper body would provide a pair of milled out wedge portions for accommodating a pair of wedge members in the lower body to engage therein during coupling. The apparatus further includes a plurality of cylinders positioned into the upper body with a piston member secured within each cylinder, so that each of the four faces of the wedge portions of the upper body accommodates a pair of pistons in its wall. The outer face of each of the pistons would make contact with each of the four faces of the wedge members of the lower body when coupling has occurred. The inner face of each of the pistons would mate with a line having fluid, which when acted upon would register force against the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventor: Anthony R. Boyd
  • Patent number: 6506310
    Abstract: A system for separating solids from a fluid stream. The system includes a first separator device mounted to a container. The container includes a settling compartment and baffle plate module, with the initial settling compartment receiving the fluid from the first separator device. The fluid stream proceeds through the baffle plate module. The solids within the fluid stream will descend to the bottom of the container. A spiral blade is positioned at the bottom of the container, with the spiral blade adapted to convey solids to a first pump member. The speed of rotation of the spiral blade may be varied. The first pump member discharges the slurry to a second separator device. The second separator device will discharge the separated fluid stream into the baffle plate module. In one embodiment, the first separator device is a linear shaker and the second separator device is a cyclone separator and linear shaker mounted in tandem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: Del Corporation
    Inventor: Robert M. Kulbeth
  • Patent number: 6491434
    Abstract: A flexible bulk shipping container having supporting side beams positioned vertically about the side wall panel of the container. The side beams are made of a rigid material and act to distribute lateral bulge forces evenly throughout the container to prevent bulging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventor: Harold F. Hafer
  • Patent number: 6449920
    Abstract: A mobile home and foundation system-and method. The method includes providing a plurality of elongated concrete slabs having a pair of beveled edge surfaces. The plurality of elongated concrete slabs are placed within elongated ditches formed in the ground and to which the mobile home is secured. A fastener assembly is secured to the concrete slabs and a constraint device is connected to the fastener assembly. The foundation system includes a plurality of elongated slabs having a beveled edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Inventor: Danny J. Richard
  • Patent number: 6416222
    Abstract: A flexible bulk shipping container having supporting side beams positioned vertically about the side wall panel of the container. The side beams are made of a rigid material and act to distribute lateral bulge forces evenly throughout the container to prevent bulging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Inventor: Harold F. Hafer
  • Patent number: 6406255
    Abstract: An apparatus for handing a waste material is disclosed. Generally, the apparatus comprises a pump mounted within a container. The container has disposed thereon a rail member. The apparatus also contains a trolley mounted on the rail. The trolley has operatively associated therewith a handling system that has attached thereto the pump. The pump has an impeller assembly that pumps the waste material from the container. The impeller assembly contains a first and second rotor blade. A process device may be included that is attached to the handling system. A process for handling a discharged waste slurry is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Tuboscope I/P, Inc.
    Inventor: Clinton J. Angelle
  • Patent number: 6375757
    Abstract: An apparatus for jetting a fluid within a tubular member. The apparatus may comprise a cylindrical member having an outer portion and an inner portion, an outer sleeve disposed about the cylindrical member forming an annulus area, and a venturi device for jetting the fluid against the inner diameter walls of the tubular string. The venturi device comprises a nozzle disposed within the cylindrical member and a throat formed within the outer sleeve. A recirculation port is formed on the outer sleeve for communicating the fluid from a second annulus area to a first annulus area adjacent the throat. Also disclosed is a method of cleaning a tubular string with a power medium. The method includes providing a wash apparatus concentrically positioned within the tubular string. The power medium may be a fluid or air. In the preferred embodiment, the power medium is a fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Thru-Tubing Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J Gazewood
  • Patent number: 6364011
    Abstract: An apparatus for handling a plurality of tubular members. The apparatus comprises A tong member for coupling a first tubular with a second tubular. A first axial roller is positioned on the first side of the tong member and a second axial roller is positioned on the second side of the tong member. A hydraulic power pack is used to provide power to the first roller, the second roller, and the tong member. A first Y-frame roller is positioned on the first side of the tong means, and a second Y-frame roller positioned on the second side of the tong member. In the preferred embodiment, the axial and Y-frame rollers are connected to a support member, with the first axial roller being configured for movement of the plurality of tubular members in a longitudinal direction and the second Y-frame rollers being configured for movement of the plurality of tubular member in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: Billy James Bergeron
  • Patent number: 6357906
    Abstract: A product mixing apparatus and method of using a mixing apparatus. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a hopper containing the product, with the hopper having a throat section extending therefrom. The throat section has a first injection member configured for injecting a solution into the throat section. The apparatus further contains a mixing chamber connected with the throat section, with the mixing chamber containing a second injection member configured for injecting the solution into the mixing chamber and mixing the product with the solution to form a slurry. A liquid barrier line in fluid communication with the throat section is included in order to keep a head of liquid above the jet within the mixing chamber. An exit line extending from the mixing chamber in order to withdraw the slurry may also be included. In one embodiment, the first injection member is a nozzle positioned being positioned so as to deliver the solution into the throat section under a pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Inventors: Michael P. Baudoin, Philip L. Broussard
  • Patent number: 6295784
    Abstract: A method for securing a mobile home and foundation system. The method includes providing a plurality of elongated concrete slabs having a pair of beveled edge surfaces. The plurality of elongated concrete slabs are placed within elongated ditches formed in the ground and to which the mobile home is secured. A fastener assembly is secured to the concretes slabs and a constraint device is connected to the fastener assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Inventor: Danny J. Richard
  • Patent number: 6287003
    Abstract: A flexible bulk shipping container having supporting side beams positioned vertically about the side wall panel of the container. The side beams are made of a rigid material and act to distribute lateral bulge forces evenly throughout the container to prevent bulging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Inventor: Harold F. Hafer
  • Patent number: 6283059
    Abstract: A convertible seat and deck apparatus includes a frame having a first guide wall and a second guide wall. The first guide wall has a first elongated slot and a second elongated slot. The second guide wall has a third elongated slot and a fourth elongated slot. A seat back has a first seating surface, an opposite second deck surface, a first side and a second side. A first guide pin and a second guide pin project from the first side. A third guide pin and a fourth guide pin project from the second side. The seat back is moveable with respect to the frame between a first seating position and a second deck position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Inventor: Elwood J. Scully, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6276690
    Abstract: A device for sealing and anchoring within a tubular member. The device includes a top swage member disposed within the tubular member, with the top swage member having a longitudinal center of axis. Also included is a first sealing member disposed about the top swage member, with the first sealing member containing a first plurality of circumferential ribs disposed about the first sealing member. The device may also include a second sealing member that is attached to the first sealing member, with the second sealing member containing a second plurality of circumferential ribs disposed about the second sealing member. A bottom swage member is disposed within the second sealing member, with the bottom swage member having a longitudinal center of axis. The device further includes a setting apparatus for driving the top swage longitudinally downward relative to the top swage's longitudinal center axis and for driving the bottom swage longitudinally upward relative to the bottom swage's center axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Inventor: Michael J. Gazewood
  • Patent number: 6269852
    Abstract: A loader for filling tank-shaped containers (1) with bulk material, which includes at least one loading nozzle (2), at least one loading bellows (3), in one piece or several pieces, connecting to the said loading nozzle (2) and at least one adjustment element (4) whose purpose is to adjust the said loading nozzle (2) vertically, horizontally or transversally, whereby the contact area of the said loading nozzle (2) that can be brought to connect with the loading opening takes the form substantially of a pneumatically or hydraulically inflatable seal collar (9) and the said loading bellows (3) is connected directly or indirectly to a device (5) whose purpose is to stretch the walls of the said loading bellows (3) and whereby the said loader includes or does not include a filter unit (12) whose purpose is to filter the gaseous medium forced out of the said tank-shaped container (1) through the bulk material and includes or does not include an outgoing air recirculation system (16) for recirculating the gaseous m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Inventor: Roland Muhr
  • Patent number: 6269880
    Abstract: A system for removing solids from a well bore and reclaiming the well bore fluid. A work string is disposed within the well bore. The system includes a gas separator, connected to a return line from the well bore, for separating the gas component from the well bore fluid, and wherein the gas separator has a first outlet for exiting the gas component and a second outlet for exiting the well bore stream. Also included is a solids separator, connected to the second outlet, for separating the remainder of the well bore fluid into a first stream containing the solids and a second stream containing the well bore fluid. The solids separator may be located longitudinally below the gas separator so that a hydrostatic head pressure aids in feeding the well bore fluid to the solids separator. The system further includes a cuttings box connected to the solids separator, with the cuttings box being configured to receive the solids from the solids separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Inventor: Ronald J. Landry
  • Patent number: D460175
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Inventor: Kent A. Louviere
  • Patent number: D471628
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Inventor: Kent A. Louviere