Patents Represented by Attorney Donald R. Schoonover
  • Patent number: 7177678
    Abstract: A cerebral interface system including a housing mechanism spaced at least partially in a cavity formed in the subject's skull; an attaching mechanism; a fluid-tight sealing mechanism; a control mechanism; a communication mechanism with one or more sensors embedded in the subject's brain connecting the control mechanism to the subject's brain; a power source; an inner wall substantially aligned with an inner surface of the subject's skull; an outer wall which may include an auxiliary portion extending tangentially outwardly from the cavity formed in the subject's skull; a communication link connecting the control mechanism to external apparatus for transmitting or receiving information related to detecting, predicting, controlling, or aborting abnormal brain activity of the subject; and an output mechanism which is activatable by the control mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventors: Ivan Osorio, Mark Frei
  • Patent number: 7174849
    Abstract: An automatic aquarium feeder apparatus including a body unit having a platform element; a platform wall on the platform element defining a cavity; a clamping mechanism for clamping the platform element to the walls of an aquarium; a drive mechanism including a battery-powered motor; and a food dispensing element having one or more first slots through the platform element, and a disk element rotatably driven by the motor and having one or more second slots that are alignable with the one or more first slots. Food in the cavity gravitationally drops through the first and second slots when aligned. The drive mechanism may include an alternating power on/power off timing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventor: Gary P. Hall
  • Patent number: 7168773
    Abstract: A drawer expander that includes a plurality of trays that are stacked on top of each other. Spring-biased arms connect the trays together so that the trays will open when the drawer is opened and close when the drawer is closed. One form of the drawer expander can be used in a drawer, and another form can be attached to the bottom surface of a support element so the expanding trays can act like drawers that expand when opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventor: Grant S. Emary
  • Patent number: 7163129
    Abstract: A storage unit is rotatably mounted on one end of a liquid beverage container and contains a plurality of packets. Each packet has a flexible top and a frangible bottom and a flavored tablet is stored in each packet. The tablets dissolve in the liquid stored in the container when dropped thereinto and can be of various flavors to add flavors to the liquid contained in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Inventor: Douglas A. Bennett
  • Patent number: 7162917
    Abstract: A device for removing excess air pressure from a valve stem of a tire of a vehicle having a body with a cavity, an intake port for forming a fluid-tight seal with, extracting compressed air through the valve stem, located near the input end of the body, and conveying the air to the cavity; a control mechanism for selecting a desired magnitude of air pressure; a pressure-measuring mechanism for determining the magnitude of air pressure in the cavity; a display mechanism for displaying the selected magnitude of air pressure; and a release mechanism with a release valve and an exhaust port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Inventor: Shaun D. Lopez
  • Patent number: 7155769
    Abstract: A back scrubber is contoured to be amenable to a wide range of user sizes and shapes and has a soap storage compartment so liquid soap can be stored between uses of the back scrubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Inventor: Catherine Baker
  • Patent number: 7152833
    Abstract: A T-shaped unit includes a first section that is vertical when the unit is in use and a second section that is horizontal when the unit is in use. The first section includes two telescopingly connected elements and the second section includes two elements that are slidingly connected to the first section to slide in a horizontal plane. A soft furniture-engaging element is also included in the second section and one or more clips are provided to lock the sliding elements in a selected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: Gary W. Pitsenbarger
  • Patent number: D533568
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Inventor: Andre R. Thomas
  • Patent number: D533713
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Inventors: Kareen Tucci, Robert K. Tucci
  • Patent number: D534034
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: Jimmy D. Chambers
  • Patent number: D534054
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventors: Jesse Garcia, Sr., Jesse Garcia, Jr.
  • Patent number: D534856
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventors: Cory A. Herrera, Lorie A. Herrera
  • Patent number: D535086
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Inventor: Anthony Pace
  • Patent number: D535345
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Inventors: Mark A. Davis, Vanessa Davis
  • Patent number: D535368
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Inventor: William R. Nelson
  • Patent number: D535799
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Inventor: Rosa S. Epps
  • Patent number: D535911
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventor: David J. Crisco
  • Patent number: D535945
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventor: Peter J. Towler
  • Patent number: D536109
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventors: William A. Bailey, III, Jody L. Bailey
  • Patent number: D536176
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Inventor: Adam L. Ramirez