Patents Represented by Attorney Dunlap Codding, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8351592
    Abstract: A method for providing a remote PBX service by a customer's phone service provider. More than one telephone number is assigned to one customer's telephone communication link. The one customer's telephone communication link is in communication with at least one telephone. A connect signal is received by the customer's phone service provider. The connect signal includes one of the telephone numbers assigned to the one customer's telephone communication link. A called telephone code is generated. The called telephone code is indicative of the one of the telephone numbers included in the connect signal. The called telephone code is sent to the customer's telephone communication link whereby a user of the customer's telephone communication link is capable of knowing which of the more than one telephone numbers assigned to the one customer's telephone communication link was called prior to answering the at least one telephone connected to the customer's telephone communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Automated Business Companies
    Inventors: Charles C. Freeny, Jr., Charles C. Freeny, III, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8340997
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system, and method for making and using the same, for an on-site evaluation of removable goods, condition, and value, and further, for providing replacement removable goods. The present invention provides an effective and uniform way to more objectively evaluate removable goods and/or provide replacement removable goods and/or remediation of the removable goods to the benefit of both an insurer and a customer. More specifically, the present invention relates to a removable goods evaluation system which includes removable goods evaluators equipped with a portable apparatus for evaluating removable goods which includes an objective evaluation approach using evaluation logic to determine a current monetary market value, or “as new” or pre-use value, which takes into account removable goods characteristics, and/or a depreciated value which takes into account loss factors such as wear, appearance, and other degradative considerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Steven J. Vandrilla
  • Patent number: 8337037
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for suspending an object from a portion of a bar joist, the bracket assembly having a rigid hangar having a first end portion and an opposing second end portion, the second end portion including at least one connector for engaging the object and means for connecting the rigid hanger to the bar joist, the first end portion of the rigid hangar being pivotally connected to the connecting means so that the object connected to the rigid hangar is able to self-level upon the connecting means being connected to the bar joist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Larry D. Hopkins
  • Patent number: 8333238
    Abstract: A snubbing apparatus for moving well tubing through a blowout preventer including a support frame, a standing tubular engaging assembly, a pair of linear actuators, and a traveling tubular engaging assembly. The actuators have a cylinder and a rod, and the cylinder has an upper end and a lower end. The cylinders are connected to the support frame in a diametrically opposing relationship to one another and with the lower ends of the cylinders extending downwardly beyond the lower end of the support frame and spaced apart from one another a distance sufficient so that the lower ends of the cylinders are positioned on opposing sides of the blowout preventer when the support frame is connected to the blowout preventer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Rodgers Technology, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Troy A. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 8333943
    Abstract: A method for obtaining particulate calcium carbonate having an average particle size less than about 12 microns is provided. The method includes the steps of (1) withdrawing from a pulp mill a mixture containing calcium carbonate; (2) treating the mixture to remove contaminants contained in the mixture to produce a treated mixture containing calcium carbonate and further having a chemical composition and/or purity which substantially inhibits the fusing together of calcium carbonate particulates; (3) recovering from the treated mixture particulate calcium carbonate having an average particle size less than about 12 microns. The calcium carbonate produced has a high surface area to volume ratio and is therefore highly reactive and suitable for numerous applications such as in the treatment of soil, filler paper production, paint production, and contaminant containment in coal stack emission assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: S&S Lime, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Allen Olsen, John Carl Stuever, Susan Candace Stuever
  • Patent number: 8329100
    Abstract: An automated in situ heat induced antigen recovery and staining method and apparatus for treating a plurality of microscope slides. The process of heat induced antigen recovery and the process of staining the biological sample on the microscope slide are conducted in the same apparatus, wherein the microscope slides do not need to be physically removed from one apparatus to another. Each treatment step occurs within the same reaction compartment. The reaction conditions of each reaction compartment for treating a slide can preferably be controlled independently, including the individualized application of reagents to each slide and the individualized treatment of each slide. The reagents are preferably held in a reagent dispensing strip similar to a “blister pack”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Patent number: 8313694
    Abstract: An automated in situ heat induced antigen recovery and staining method and apparatus for treating a plurality of microscope slides. The process of heat induced antigen recovery and the process of staining the biological sample on the microscope slide are conducted in the same apparatus, wherein the microscope slides do not need to be physically removed from one apparatus to another. Each treatment step occurs within the same reaction compartment. The reaction conditions of each reaction compartment for treating a slide can preferably be controlled independently, including the individualized application of reagents to each slide and the individualized treatment of each slide. The reagents are preferably held in a reagent dispensing strip similar to a “blister pack”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Lee Angros
  • Patent number: 8302347
    Abstract: A preformed decorative wrapper for covering a flower pot has an open upper end, an open lower end, and a sidewall extending therebetween. At least a portion of the preformed decorative wrapper extends beyond an upper end of the pot and at least a portion of a lower end of the flower pot extends through the open lower end of the preformed decorative wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8298485
    Abstract: Contemplated herein is an automated microscope slide antigen recovery and staining apparatus and method that features a plurality of individually operable miniaturized pressurizable reaction compartments for individually and independently processing a plurality of individual microscope slides. The apparatus preferably features independently movable slide support elements each having an individually heatable heating plate. Each slide support element preferably supports a single microscope slide. Each microscope slide can be enclosed within an individual pressurizable reaction compartment. Pressures exceeding 1 atm or below 1 atm can be created and maintained in the reaction compartment prior to, during or after heating of the slide begins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventors: Lee Angros, Thomas Lee Byers
  • Patent number: 8288312
    Abstract: The present invention relates in general to a method for obtaining particulate calcium carbonate and activated carbon particles and methods for using same, and more particularly, to a method for obtaining activated carbon particles having an average particle size less than about 12 microns from a pulp mill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: S&S Lime, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Olsen, John C. Stuever, Susan C. Stuever
  • Patent number: 8288599
    Abstract: Preparing solid biomass particles for catalytic conversion includes agitating solid biomass particles and providing a biomass-catalyst mixture to a conventional petroleum refinery process unit. The biomass-catalyst mixture includes the solid biomass particles and a catalyst. Agitating solid biomass particles includes flowing a gas to provide a velocity to at least a portion of the solid biomass particles sufficient to reduce their sizes. Co-processing a biomass feedstock and a conventional petroleum feedstock includes liquefying at least a portion of a biomass-catalyst mixture and co-processing at least a portion of the liquefied biomass feedstock and a conventional petroleum feedstock in a conventional petroleum refinery process unit. The biomass feedstock includes a plurality of solid biomass particles and a catalyst, which is liquefied to produce a liquefied biomass feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: KiOR, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Yanik, Paul O'Connor, Robert Bartek
  • Patent number: 8253040
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for spacing an electrical junction box at a distance away from a portion of a frame wall, the frame wall having a top plate, a bottom plate and one or more wall studs extending the top plate and the bottom plate, the electrical junction box having a back plate and one or more sidewalls extending from the back plate, the one or more sidewalls adapted to receive one or more electrical conduits, the mounting bracket having a back plate and an securement plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Larry D. Hopkins
  • Patent number: 8247755
    Abstract: A light surface display for providing a three-dimensional image including a plurality of particles dispersed within a volumetric display. A first projection system projects sequential slices of electromagnetic energy of one or more infrared wavelengths along the length and width of the volumetric display energizing particles to form a two-dimensional image. A second projection system projects translational slices of electromagnetic energy of one or more infra-red wavelengths that intersect with the energized particles across the depth of the volumetric display. A control system synchronizes the projection of the image source and the activation source such that the two-dimensional image and the translational slices energize the particles for a pre-determined length of time so that the particles illuminate to form an illuminated three-dimensional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University Of Oklahoma
    Inventors: Hakki H. Refai, Erik Petrich, James J. Sluss, Jr., Monte P. Tull, Pramode Verma, Gerald K. Newman, Martina Dreyer
  • Patent number: 8247343
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compositions and processes for the production of stable, alkaline, high solids, low viscosity, low surface tension, low flammability, sub-micron titania sols that have minimal offensive odor and methods of their use. Compositions of the present invention include, for example, mixtures of strong and weak organic bases used as dispersants to stabilize the titania sols. The dispersant mixtures have been found to result in relatively high titania solids content, low surface tension, low viscosity suspensions that are low in flammability. Sols produced according to the present invention can be used, for example, in catalytic applications such as catalyst supports for diesel emission control, or in pollutant photocatalyst applications in which it is desirable to have the titania in sol form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: David M. Chapman
  • Patent number: 8245442
    Abstract: A preformed decorative wrapper for covering a flower pot has an open upper end, an open lower end, and a sidewall extending therebetween. At least a portion of the preformed decorative wrapper extends beyond an upper end of the pot and at least a portion of a lower end of the flower pot extends through the open lower end of the preformed decorative wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8244587
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for permitting a pharmacist to verify a refill of a filled prescription stored on a host system. A prescription refill screen is provided by the host system to a pharmacy system associated with the pharmacist. The prescription refill screen is associated with the filled prescription. Refill request information is received from the pharmacy system. The refill request information identifying a requested refill of the filled prescription. The refill request information is transmitted through the host system to a health care provider system associated with a health care provider identified by the filled prescription stored on the host system. The host system receives an authorization from the health care provider system authorizing the requested refill of the filled prescription. The host system transmits the authorization to the pharmacy system whereby the pharmacist associated with the pharmacy system is authorized to provide the refill of the filled prescription to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Nevoca.Com, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence A. Denny
  • Patent number: 8236337
    Abstract: The presently disclosed and claimed invention is directed to anti-microbial orthodontic apparatus and anti-microbial orthodontic compositions comprising an effective amount of a selenium compound, kits containing same, and methods of producing and using said anti-microbial orthodontic apparatus and anti-microbial orthodontic compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Selenium, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ted Reid, Julian Spallholz, Thirumal N. Devanathan, Thomas Mosley
  • Patent number: D665469
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Competitive Action Sports, LLC
    Inventor: Steven G. Zabel
  • Patent number: D665700
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter
    Inventors: Donald E. Weder, Andrew Weder
  • Patent number: D666233
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Alarmforce Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Carver, Kimberlee Hayashi, Tark Abed, Joel Matlin, Iwan Mota