Patents Represented by Attorney Edward Goldberg
  • Patent number: 6662398
    Abstract: A bath mat includes a raised foot pad area having bristles on an upper surface and an enclosed refillable bladder containing liquid soap fitting within the under surface below the foot pad. Foot pressure causes soap to be released through tubular passages in the bladder engaging corresponding passages in the foot pad. Feet may be cleaned by scrubbing on the bristles without having to bend over or use the hands. The mat includes water drain holes and suction cups on the bottom of the mat and bladder which hold the components in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Thomson
  • Patent number: 6648724
    Abstract: A toy train tanker car is positioned on tracks alongside a liquid transfer storage facility. A motor driven loading platform is mounted on a supporting frame. The motor is coupled through gearing and a crank arm follower to move the pivotable loading platform up and down over the tanker car. A figure of an attendant carrying a hose nozzle is positioned at the end of the platform to simulate the transfer of fuel to the tanker car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Inventor: Robert F. Tammera
  • Patent number: 6554682
    Abstract: A toy liquid storage tank includes an exterior cylindrical tank having a central vertical guide pole and a horizontally disposed flat roof. A motor gear drive mechanism linked to a pair of oppositely disposed cam lift arms raise and lower the roof along the guide pole. Roller wheels at the ends of the cams engage the roof to provide a smooth motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventor: Robert F. Tammera
  • Patent number: 6554681
    Abstract: A toy train box car includes an electrically operated miniature motor and gear drive which initially actuates a shuttle mechanism to open a sliding door and cause cargo items to be moved from a storage bin for loading onto a hand cart. As the door opens, a cold mist generator is energized to simulate cargo being unloaded from a refrigerated box car. The shuttle mechanism includes a rack and pinion which moves a figure pushing the hand cart out of the fully open door and an ejector arm offloads the cargo items onto an external loading ramp. The operating cycle then returns the hand cart into the car to receive another cargo item when the door is fully closed. The cycle is then completed and the motor inactivated until a new cycle is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventor: Robert F. Tammera
  • Patent number: 6533639
    Abstract: Toy figures carry cargo items from one building to another and return without the items to appear to have unloaded the items. This is achieved with an electric motor driving gears connected to two parallel belts moving in opposite directions between the buildings at opposite ends of a platform. Duplicate figures are secured on each belt with one set of figures moving in one direction carrying items and the other set moving in the other direction not carrying items. Figures on the upper surfaces of the belts rotate about roller supports at the ends and are returned inverted along the lower belt surfaces. The belt ends and lower surfaces are obscured by the end buildings and side walls so that only the figures on the upper belts are seen moving in opposite directions with and without loads to provide the desired illusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Inventor: Robert F. Tammara
  • Patent number: 6363326
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for detecting obstacles in the “blind spot” of a motor vehicle's side mounted mirrors. Advantageously, the inventive apparatus is mounted on the vehicle as an attachment to the side mirror system or adjacent to it. The invention determines the presence of an obstacle in a sensing volume that encompasses the “blind spot”. The invention relies on the time-of-flight measurement of preferably short infrared pulses to locate obstacles. Multiple sensors are used to provide area coverage. If any sensor detects an obstacle within its predefined range limits then an indication is provided by a display unit at the side mirror location. The system can be used on both sides of the vehicle and each side operates independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Inventor: Robert Lawrence Scully
  • Patent number: 6230339
    Abstract: A lift assisting device includes a longitudinal extension member having two angled arms extending outwardly from a wall. The arms are joined together at the wall end to form a loop which pivotally and tightly engages a tubular bar mounted along the wall. The other ends of the arms engage a handle which can be grasped by a person to pull up from a sitting position or lower down from a standing position. The extension member can maintain a longitudinal position extending from the wall or a vertical position along the wall. The preferred use of the extension member is for safely lowering into or rising from a bathtub with the device extending from a wall at the head of the tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Inventor: Frank P. McCrink
  • Patent number: 6128865
    Abstract: A fine mesh screen structure is mounted along a wall in the path of a flow of liquid to divide and split larger size liquid drops into much smaller droplets which are dispersed without agglomeration. In a preferred embodiment a series of support angle brackets are spaced along the length of a sloped roof end around the perimeter of the building. Support bars extend outwardly from the brackets to hold the mesh screen in the path of rainwater falling from the roof. The support bars may hold the mesh at an acute downward angle several inches below the roof to provide sufficient momentum for the drops to be forced through the mesh for size reduction. In another embodiment, the screen may position along an internal wall within a cooling tower in the path of water distributions to similarly reduce the size of water droplets which can be more effective for the cooling function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Inventor: Michael W. Din
  • Patent number: 6110050
    Abstract: A toy train hopper car has a simulated load which appears to be emptied from a full load position. An electric motor drives a rotatable crank arm which engages a pivot arm connected to a load support that holds the simulated load. A second parallel pivot arm provides added support and follows the first pivot arm. A push button control actuates the motor to move the simulated load from an upper raised full load position to a lower empty load position and to reverse the movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Inventor: Robert F. Tammera
  • Patent number: 6050536
    Abstract: A support for sheet music on a piano type instrument comprises a longitudinal block positioned on the ledge in front of the music stand and behind the raised ridge along the front of the ledge. The block has a trapezoidal cross section with a rearwardly inclined upper surface to hold the music pages against the music stand while raising the level of the bottoms of the music sheets above the raised ridge to permit a pianist to turn the pages freely without interference by the ridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Inventor: Frederick H. Bicknese
  • Patent number: 5834477
    Abstract: An opiate analgesic drug formulation which induces minimal respiratory dession is provided which contains a homogeneous mixture of an opiate agonist drug component and an opiate antagonist drug component in an aqueous medium, the opiate agonist component and the opiate antagonist component being present in the mixture in a molar ratio, wherein when the drug formulation is administered to a patient in an amount sufficient for the opiate agonist drug component to induce analgesia in the patient, substantially no respiratory depression is induced in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Robert John Mioduszewski
  • Patent number: 5808099
    Abstract: ADNAZ, N-acetyl, 3,3 dinitroazetidine, is a new compound and this invention provides the compound, its compositions, preparation and uses. As a compound, it forms a eutectic with TNAZ. It can be used to prepare other compounds. It can be readily nitrated to remove the acetyl group and form TNAZ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Daniel Stec, III, Paritosh R. Dave
  • Patent number: 5760317
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flow-softening tungsten alloy having the general formula:W.sub.100-p T.sub.x M.sub.y B.sub.zwherein W is tungsten; T is one or more elements selected from the group sisting of titanium, zirconium and hafnium; M is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of molybdenum, tantalum. iron, cobalt, nickel,manganese and vanadium; B is one or more of the elements selected from the group consisting of boron, carbon, silicon and aluminum; x is from 5 to 30 weight percent; y is from 1 to 10 weight percent; z is from 0 to 2 weight percent; and p is equal to or less than 30 weight percent. In this alloy p is approximately equal to the sum of x, y and z. A method of preparing this alloy and a kinetic energy penetrator manufactured from it are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Deepak Kapoor
  • Patent number: 5700646
    Abstract: A method of identifying pathogens, comprising the steps of forming a micrhere having a fluorescent compound attached thereto as a solid matrix for the fluorescent compound. A single strand of DNA is immobilized on the matrix to form a probe, and prior to that a short complementary central piece is formed with a fluorescent compound labelled on one end thereof which joins the central piece to the probe. The two strands bind to form a microsphere/probe complex which is subjected to contact with a complementary strand of an unknown sample to displace the centrally attached probe appendage to provide an increase in fluorescent signal indicative of the emission maxima of the dye in the microsphere to verify the similarity of the unknown sample with known members of the complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Sheila J. Wood
  • Patent number: 5659147
    Abstract: A millimeter wave screening cloud-forming product is made by forming comped hollow disks of carbon fiber cut to a desired length. The handleable disks are stacked inside a grenade body forming a hollow cylindrical shape. A high explosive mass is inserted into the resulting compacted hollow cylinder, enabling bursting of the compacted mass to release the individual carbon fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: William G. Rouse, John P. Fiala, Lisa A. Caudill, Connie S. Kilgore
  • Patent number: 5624189
    Abstract: An ammunition temperature emulating system is provided for use in a tank ch carries ammunition. The temperature of the ammunition (which comprises liquid propellant) is needed to be known for firing accuracy. The temperature is indirectly approximated by measuring the temperature of the wall of the chamber in which the ammunition is stored, using a simulating thermal insert. The system includes a gauge having a sensor bulb, a vacuum bottle having a cavity receiving the sensor bulb and receiving the simulating thermal insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Patrick M. Vottis, Philip C. Wheeler, John M. Kenna, Karol A. L. Madulka
  • Patent number: 5617097
    Abstract: System and modifications are presented which allow existing artillery and rtar projectile proximity fuzes to have a near-surface burst (NSB) option enabling low height of bursts ranging between one and three meters. The additional circuitry needed to implement this NSB into an existing fuze is a single operational amplifier. The velocity of the fuze is calculated by the micro-controller counting the number of Doppler cycles over a pre-determined sample period of time. Thereafter, using the fuze velocity, the delay time needed for a NSB detonation is computed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Stratis Gavnoudias
  • Patent number: 5611424
    Abstract: A sealed metal ammunition container for holding at least one round of ammtion. The container body is sized to hold the ammunition and has an opening at one end thereof. A metal bottom flange is fixedly attached to file container body at the one end and includes an opening therein sufficiently large to vent pressure from ignited energetic contained therein. A metal top flange is provided for attachment to the bottom flange, the top flange also having a similar opening therein. A fuse formed from a material having a melting point below the ignition temperature of the ammunition is positioned between the top flange and the bottom flange to form a meltable closure at the open end of the body. A rubber flange gasket is positioned between the bottom flange and the fuse to form a hermetic seal when compressed upon closure thereof. Equally spaced screws mount the top flange, fuse, and flange gasket to the bottom flange to form a hermetic seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Frank Sniezek, Eugene M. Ivankoe, Steve Ruffini
  • Patent number: H1660
    Abstract: A process is described which will autonomously map an area, autonomously rch for concentrations of depleted uranium, automatically record the intensity of radiation, and record the exact map location in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Richard S. Herman, Gasper J. Sacco
  • Patent number: H1751
    Abstract: Remote telemetry control in the testing of multiple projectiles such as rets, simultaneously fired, in an environment requiring extremely low power dissipation in the inactive state and experiencing extremely high-G accelerations during launch. On-board battery charging, battery and telemeter conditioning and telemeter control are remotely effected in a highly reliable manner through interfacing a portion of which is on board each projectile and another portion of which is remote from the projectiles and also remotely controlled for safety reasons. The aforementioned on-board functions are prioritized to accomplish first the charging and conditioning requirements, whereby telemeter activation during same is prevented, and the control signals governing charging, conditioning and telemeter operation are electronically isolated to prevent spurious activation. Electronic switching circuitry is incorporated to protectively ensure deactivation of the telemeter during higher priority operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Carlos M. Pereira