Patents Represented by Attorney Douglas W. Rudy
  • Patent number: 8245617
    Abstract: An immobilization device and method of restraining vehicles, persons and animals uses tendrils attached to various devices to engage the target. The immobilization device, system and method includes a housing containing launchable tendrils that are launched from the housing by a propellant. The tendrils may be attached to straps or other elements carried by the immobilization device. The tendrils will engage the target and restrain it if it is a vehicle such as a car, truck, boat, submarine, or like vehicle. In stopping a person or animal the tendrils will deliver a marking package, a shocking package or a snare package to mark, shock or snare the target. Straps may be pulled off the housing leaving the housing near the point of deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Engineering Science Analysis Corporation
    Inventors: Martin A. Martinez, Patrick J. Barnhill, Steven A. Floyd
  • Patent number: 8167277
    Abstract: A carburetor booster that produces a shear factor to maintain emulsification of fluid passing through, out of, and around the booster body. The booster includes ports between a groove at a bottom portion of the booster and a plenum in the booster, the plenum being a source of a fuel mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: John R. Satterfield
  • Patent number: 8118426
    Abstract: A corneal-scleral orthokeratology contact lens is formed of rigid gas permeable material with uniform arc lengths in the treatment area even when the corneal curvature varies and asymmetric blends or splines called minor zones, where the portion of the blend or spline is shorter toward the lens center and broader toward the lens edge, and relieve the treatment area of all centering responsibility, transferring it to the limbal-scleral region. The method of determining the total sagittal height of an eye at a given chord diameter to predetermine exact fitting parameters and predict unaided visual outcome trial lenses, with exact chord and sagittal height values used to match the sagittal height of an eye, the sagittal value may be obtained from some ocular topographers. A computer program can easily take the sagittal information and design an optimum lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Dakota Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Cotie, Cary M. Herzberg
  • Patent number: 7876421
    Abstract: A light meter for measuring photometric quantities includes a telephotometer having a photo detector to receive light energy entering the telephotometer. A light metering valve, for the purpose of providing a variable field of view, is located in the body of the telephotometer generally at the focal plane of the objective lens of the telephotometer. A controller, which includes a digital processor in communication with the photo detector will process information from the photo detector and from a range finder included in the system to output light intensity of a target light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventors: Ian Lewin, John K. O'Farrell, James L. Domigan
  • Patent number: 7744483
    Abstract: A golf club is provided with a transponder that will transmit a coded signal when polled. The transmitter is small enough to fit into the golf club and does not need an external power supply. A data base associated with the coded signal is a depository of information related to the golf club.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventor: Blaine L. Konow
  • Patent number: 7654709
    Abstract: A compact fluorescent lamp luminaire with chambered structure to improve ventilation for controlling the temperature of ballasts and lamps in the luminaire. In such compact fluorescent lamp luminaires a plurality of compact fluorescent lamps is arranged inside a dome structure. The compact fluorescent lamps are powered through ballasts. Heat generated by the lamps is exhausted out of the luminaire without air heated by the lamps from passing through a chamber housing ballasts of the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Sportlite, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Meadows, Kory Schuknecht, William E. Schrader
  • Patent number: 7543436
    Abstract: A harvester incorporating at least one force balanced shaker vibratory brush as the harvesting apparatus uses a sensing system connected to spring feelers to generate a signal responsive to the location, shape and position of a tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Inventors: Phillip R. Scott, Franklin P. Orlando, Kevin M. Caine, Marty D. Youman
  • Patent number: 7324916
    Abstract: A gyroscope, in one embodiment a ring laser gyro, is used in an alignment measuring device for checking and adjusting alignment of a vehicle. The device includes an “x” and a “y” digital inclinometer working in concert with the gyroscope to measure various angle related to vehicle alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Inventor: Robert B. Phillips, III
  • Patent number: 7266933
    Abstract: A sheet material handling device for assisting a drywall installer in installing sheet material, such as drywall or gypsum board, in an overhead location such as a ceiling of a structure. The device includes base and a pivoting sheet support that is adjustable in several planes to help locate the device relative to the job site and the ceiling in the job site. The drywaller assembles the device, places a sheet of drywall on the device, raises the sheet of drywall into position using the device, secures the pivoting sheet support and then fastens the drywall to the ceiling joists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Inventor: Mark E. Pasek
  • Patent number: 7110951
    Abstract: A system and method of using a combination of audio signal modification technologies integrated with hearing capability profiles, modern computer vision, speech recognition, and expert systems for use by a hearing impaired individual to improve speech intelligibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventors: Dorothy Lemelson, legal representative, Robert D. Pedersen, Tracy D. Blake, Jerome H. Lemelson, deceased
  • Patent number: 7089150
    Abstract: A gyroscope, in one embodiment a ring laser gyro, is used in an alignment measuring device for checking and adjusting alignment of a vehicle. The device includes an “x” and a “y” digital inclinometer working in concert with the gyroscope to measure various angle related to vehicle alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventor: Robert B. Phillips, III
  • Patent number: 7008281
    Abstract: A floatation enhancing structure for providing improved flotation of a baby seat, a car seat, or a child/infant carrier includes a buoyant collar that is attached to the seat or carrier generally horizontal to the plane of the seat in repose. A vertical hoop or buoyant material is connected to a carrying handle of the carrier. The vertical hoop will serve to assist in righting the carrier in the event the carrier is inadvertently dropped into a significant body or water having depth sufficient to allow self-righting of the floatation enhanced baby seat. Variations and methods with different advantageous features are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventor: Leslie E. Ketko
  • Patent number: 7004848
    Abstract: A golf club is provided with a transponder that will transmit a coded signal when polled. The transmitter is small enough to fit into the golf club and does not need an external power supply. A data base associated with the coded signal is a depository of information related to the golf club.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Blaine L. Konow
  • Patent number: 6901731
    Abstract: A harvester incorporating at least one force balanced shaker vibratory brush as the harvesting apparatus uses a sensing system connected to spring feelers to generate a signal responsive to the location, shape and position of a tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Ag-Right Enterprises
    Inventors: Phillip R. Scott, Franklin P. Orlando, Kevin M. Caine, Marty D. Youman
  • Patent number: 6873256
    Abstract: System and method for detecting, monitoring and evaluating hazardous situations in a structure includes the use of an expert system and, to the extent necessary, fuzzy logic in the generation of solution sets. Sensor units having two-way communication capability are strategically located in a structure or in a matrix of structures. These units are high-level multifunctional detectors, RF and other wireless or hardwired communication modules and signal generating systems that may communicate with a base station, with other modules and/or may have onboard logical solution generation capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Inventors: Dorothy Lemelson, Robert D. Pedersen, Jerome H. Lemelson
  • Patent number: 6865872
    Abstract: A over-the-row single sided harvester harvests a row crop from a first side of a row while simultaneously collecting crop from the “off side” side of the same row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: AG-Right Enterprises
    Inventors: Marty D. Youman, Kevin M. Caine, Franklin P. Orlando
  • Patent number: 6851663
    Abstract: This invention describes systems and methods for mixing two fluids. A first fluid, usually fuel, can be passed through a primary passage that typically leads to a carburetor or other inlet to a combustion engine. A second fluid, usually air, can be mixed with the first by introducing it to the primary passage through an inlet located upstream in the primary passage. The mixture of fluids can then be further emulsified by passing it over a plurality of obstructions, such as a threaded interior surface of the primary passage, located within the primary passage downstream of the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Inventor: John R. Satterfield
  • Patent number: 6832469
    Abstract: A harvester incorporating at least one force balanced shaker vibratory brush as the harvesting apparatus uses a sensing system connected to a plurality of spring feelers carried on a shaft to generate a torque value responsive to the location of the shape and position of a tree. The feeler springs may be of differing lengths to assist in tuning the harvester. Apparatus and a method for mounting the shaker head on the vehicle as well as system of steering the harvester are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: AG-Right Enterprises
    Inventors: Phillip R. Scott, Franklin P. Orlando, Kevin M. Caine, Marty D. Youman
  • Patent number: 6816158
    Abstract: A system and method for generating and displaying three-dimensional images of a scene 6 on a screen 12 that provides multiple viewing positions for one or more viewers 16. A stereoscopic video capture system 2 and 4 picks up video images 3 and 5 of the scene 6. A video signal processing unit processes the video images into video signals. The video signal processing unit has a graphics controller 8 for controlling and processing the video signals into stereoscopic display signals. A display unit 10 displays the stereoscopic display signals as stereoscopic display images on the screen 12, and the graphics controller 8 manipulates the stereoscopic display images to provide multiple viewing positions of the stereoscopic display signals on the display unit 10 of the screen 12 to the one or more viewers 16. Multiple viewing angles and distances are provided for the one or more viewers 16. The stereoscopic display images are oscillated to provide multiple viewing angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Inventors: Jerome H. Lemelson, Robert D. Pedersen, Tracy D. Blake
  • Patent number: 6816679
    Abstract: An audio photograph or picture 2 made of a photograph or picture material 6 having an image area 12 for providing at least one photographic or picture image and further having an audio system 4 embedded within the photograph or picture material 6. The audio system 4 comprises a recording system for recording and storing audio information and a playback system for playing audio information. The components of the audio system 4 are made from ultra-thin, compact, and flexible materials, and these components are made paper-thin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Inventors: Jerome H. Lemelson, John H. Hiett