Patents Represented by Attorney Elman Technology Law, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8344035
    Abstract: A process for making a carbonaceous material and a carbonous residue from scrap tires is disclosed. Tires are digested in an oil product. Steel and glass fibers are separated. A product enhancing additive comprising halogen based organic or inorganic compounds is added. The resulting carbonaceous material is then cured to create the final product. The produced carbonous residue is well suited for capture of mercury. The present invention has the benefits of providing a use for scrap tires that would otherwise require disposal in a landfill, and also produces a product useful for capturing a harmful element, thereby providing multiple environmental and economic benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Senergy LLC
    Inventors: Alfred G. Comolli, David L. Tanner
  • Patent number: 8343523
    Abstract: An alcohol- or glycol-soluble, water-insoluble, disinfectant composition and a method of using the same for disinfecting and for providing a prolonged antimicrobial property to a variety of surfaces, including skin. The composition comprises at least one alcohol or glycol and an antimicrobial polymer that is capable of imparting an antimicrobial property to a surface without the use of a metal or a metal-containing compound. The composition is applied to a surface and allowed to evaporate leaving a coating of antimicrobial polymer. Alternatively, the composition is incorporated into or within the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Quick-Med Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Toreki, Gerald Olderman, Rustom S. Kanga
  • Patent number: 8336842
    Abstract: Mounting brackets for mounting microphones, lights, video, audio and photographic tools and accessories utilized in the audio/video industry to a variety of support structures or fixtures. This invention provides quick and effective attachment of numerous audio/video devices and other paraphernalia onto a wide variety of fixtures. Convenient clamping and mounting mechanisms are disclosed, as well as a kit of such mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Quicklip LLC
    Inventor: Clive Russell
  • Patent number: 8333743
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods and compositions for materials having a non-leaching coating that has antimicrobial properties. The coating is applied to substrates such as gauze-type wound dressings. Covalent, non-leaching, non-hydrolyzable bonds are formed between the substrate and the polymer molecules that form the coating. A high concentration of anti-microbial groups on multi-length polymer chains and relatively long average chain lengths, contribute to an absorbent or superabsorbent surface with a high level antimicrobial effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: Quick-Med Technologies, Inc., University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: William Toreki, Gerald Olderman, Gregory Schultz, Christopher Batich
  • Patent number: 8325941
    Abstract: The invention relates to sonic steerable antennae and their use to achieve a variety of effects. The invention comprises a method and apparatus for taking an input signal, replicating it a number of times and modifying each of the replicas before routing them to respective output transducers such that a desired sound field is created. This sound field may comprise a directed beam, focus beam or a simulated origin. Further, “anti-sound” may be directed so as to create nulls (quiet spots) in an already existing sound field. The input signal replicas may also be modified in way which changes their amplitude or they may be filtered to provide the desired delaying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cambridge Mechatronics Limited
    Inventors: Anthony Hooley, Paul Thomas Troughton, Angus Gavin Goudie, Irving Alexander Bienek, Paul Raymond Windle
  • Patent number: 8315931
    Abstract: A system for determining high quality musical recordings comprises a server computer which communicates with a plurality of client devices configured to execute internet radio client software which plays musical recordings. The server computer includes a registration unit for registering users; an input unit for registering, for each user, and for each musical recording of a selected group of musical recordings, a user's opinion of the musical recording. It also includes a combining unit configured to combine a user's registered opinion of each of the musical recordings with the registered opinions of other users, an input valuation unit configured to assign a valuation to the registered opinions on the basis of data from the combining unit, and a reward unit for providing a reward to one or more users on the basis of a valuation provided by the input valuation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Gary Robinson
  • Patent number: 8311674
    Abstract: An Autonomous robot, that is for example, suitable for operations such as vacuuming and surface cleaning includes a payload configured for vacuum cleaning, a drive system including a steering system, a navigation system, and a control system for integrating operations of the aforementioned systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: F Robotics Acquisitions Ltd.
    Inventor: Shai Abramson
  • Patent number: 8306659
    Abstract: A method for communication between a charging station and a robot, via a pair of power lines coupled between a power supply in the charging station and a battery in the robot. In operation, the power supply is sequentially switched between a first voltage level and a second voltage level in accordance with a predetermined signal pattern. The voltage level on the power lines in the robot is monitored and correlated with a specific command to be executed by the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: F Robotics Acquisitions Ltd.
    Inventors: Shai Abramson, Ido Ikar
  • Patent number: 8277827
    Abstract: This invention pertains to method for imparting a durable antimicrobial activity to substrates, particularly textiles. An acetate-free metal and peroxide antimicrobial treatment formulation is prepared by adjusting the pH of a mixture of a metal salt in aqueous hydrogen peroxide to about 7.5. The substrate is treated with the composition and dried to afford the treated substrate with antimicrobial activity. Zinc salts, ions, or complexes are preferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Quick-Med Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Toreki, Albina Mikhaylova, Susan Leander, Bernd Liesenfeld, Gerald M. Olderman
  • Patent number: 8267439
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for tying a Windsor knot. In particular, an apparatus and method for tying a Windsor knot for a necktie, with the knot being symmetric, and the tie hanging straight and of proper length for the wearer or the necktie. The apparatus and method are universal for neckties, not requiring a special necktie to be used in conjunction with the apparatus and method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Philip Fay
  • Patent number: 8227017
    Abstract: A system and method of enhancing the antimicrobial and biofilm-resistant efficacy of surfaces that have cationic polyelectrolytes nonleachably bound thereto in order to impart antimicrobial activity to the surface. The system for enhancing antimicrobial efficacy involves brushing, dipping, wiping, spraying, or storing the surface in a solution containing citrate ion. The method involves treatment of the surface with a solution which enhances the antimicrobial and biofilm-resistant efficacy of the surface, and which prevents a loss of the antimicrobial properties of the surface which may occur over time. Preferably, the enhancement agent is citrate ion and the cationic polyelectrolyte is poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride), also known as polyDADMAC. The system is particularly beneficial for surfaces of articles such as contact lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Quick-Med Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Leander, William Toreki, Gerald Olderman, Albina Mikhaylova
  • Patent number: 8190082
    Abstract: A portable content-playing device which automatically constructs a virtual channel of content consistent with the tastes of the user of the device, where the content originates from one or more satellites. The portable device contains software for computing similarity values between a local taste profile (representative of the songs tastes of the user of the device) by making use of downloaded pattern-matching technology representing each song, and this information is used in choosing the content of the virtual channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Emergent Music LLC
    Inventor: Gary Robinson
  • Patent number: 8162189
    Abstract: Multiple embodiments of an automobile accessory comprising an envelope that fits between the center console of an automobile and either the front driver's seat, or the front passenger's seat, for catching items that would otherwise end up between an automobile seat and the center console or under the seat. In addition, the accessory may act as a convenient storage location for items intentionally placed inside it. Also included are methods of using embodiments of the automobile accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel Robins
  • Patent number: 8165948
    Abstract: The invention is in the field of computer implemented systems and methods for generating a profile of an investor's risk tolerance, providing automated investment allocation advice based on the risk tolerance of the investor, generating at least one list of investments for the portfolio of the investor, allowing for review of the at least one list of investments and information relating to historic and/or hypothetical performance and a description of asset selection methodology, performing automated electronic execution of transactions pertaining the investments, maintenance and monitoring of investment portfolios, and rebalancing of investment portfolios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: The Globe Resources Group, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. O'Shaughnessy, Gregory L. Cowin, Stephen M. Downey, Gregory L. McIntire, Kevin P. Tyson
  • Patent number: 8162277
    Abstract: Mounting brackets for mounting microphones, lights, video, audio and photographic tools and accessories utilized in the audio/video industry to a variety of support structures or fixtures. This invention provides quick and effective attachment of numerous audio/video devices and other paraphernalia onto a wide variety of fixtures. Convenient clamping and mounting mechanisms are disclosed, as well as a kit of such mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Quicklip LLC
    Inventor: Clive Russell
  • Patent number: 8150724
    Abstract: The invention elicits reliable ratings of entertainment items. Appropriate users are identified to supply ratings, and they are motivated to supply reliable ones by rewards. The identification of appropriate users is based on taste signatures of the items to be rated and of the users. Other products of user effort such as reviews are also elicited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Emergent Discovery LLC
    Inventor: Gary Robinson
  • Patent number: 8136333
    Abstract: A cutting system for a lawnmower or the like includes multiple blade assemblies driven by a motor, each motor independently operable with respect to each other motor. The blade assemblies are arranged into a cutting system with a length less than that of the combined length of the blades of the blade assemblies. Blade assemblies include components that align so as to balance the blade upon rotation. These components allow for a single user to attach and disengage the blade from the motor, or portion rotated thereby, with hands alone, absent tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: F Robotics Acquisitions Ltd.
    Inventors: Shalom Levin, Shai Abramson
  • Patent number: 8128095
    Abstract: An improved mechanical shaft seal to give a tight seal between relatively rotating machine parts and prevent the escape of particulate material into the atmosphere or into the mechanical components of the housing under adverse operating conditions. The seal provides a grease chamber that prevents solid particles from reaching the main seal by migration within the mechanical shaft seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Plattco Corporation
    Inventors: Dean Surprenant, Patrick J. Noel, Jeffrey S. Spooner
  • Patent number: 8092854
    Abstract: A method of bonding an antimicrobial cationic polyelectrolyte to the surface of a substrate is described, wherein the antimicrobial thus attached to the substrate provides the substrate with antimicrobial properties, and at least a portion of the bonded antimicrobial is substantially non-leachable during normal conditions of use and storage. A method of manufacturing an antimicrobial material is described which comprises exposure of the substrate to a solution of antimicrobial cationic polyelectrolyte, followed by drying the exposed substrate thoroughly to impart a non-leaching property to at least a portion of the antimicrobial cationic polyelectrolytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Quick-Med Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Toreki, Bernd Liesenfeld, David Moore, Susan Leander, Christopher Batich
  • Patent number: 8088400
    Abstract: An alcohol-soluble, water-insoluble, disinfectant composition and a method of using the same for disinfecting and for providing a prolonged antimicrobial property to a variety of surfaces, including skin. The composition comprises an antimicrobial polymer that is capable of imparting an antimicrobial property to a surface without the use of a metal or metal-containing compound. The composition is applied to a surface and allowed to evaporate leaving a coating of antimicrobial polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Quick-Med Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Toreki, Gerald Olderman