Patents Represented by Attorney Ernest D. Buff
  • Patent number: 8342767
    Abstract: A toothpaste dispensing toothbrush includes a handle, a brush head section, and a plunger assembly passed through a proximal opening of the handle and rotatably interfitted within a threaded axial bore. A body of toothpaste is attached to the plunger assembly wherein a leading portion of the toothpaste body is linearly ingressed into the brush head section when the plunger assembly is rotated along a first arcuate direction defined about a centrally oriented longitudinal axis of the threaded axial bore. In this manner, a trailing portion of the toothpaste body is retracted from the outlet and returned upstream along the brush head section when the plunger assembly is rotated along a second arcuate direction defined about the centrally oriented longitudinal axis. The first arcuate direction is opposite to the first arcuate direction so that the plunger assembly can be rotated in clockwise and counter directions respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Joy P. Sylvester
  • Patent number: 8336558
    Abstract: A brush assembly releases a fluid and/or liquid solution directly onto a surface, such as a coat of an animal during grooming, or onto inanimate surfaces such as vehicles. The brush assembly includes a molded brush having a plurality of apertures integrated therein for delivery of a fluid. At least one base plate with grooming implementations, such as bristles or a sponge, is interchangeably attached to the brush base. An ergonomical handle is provided having a palm conforming top and finger indentation sides constructed to form an internal cavity. The ergonomical handle is ambidextrous in nature for interchangeable left and right handedness. A center cylinder is located within said internal cavity of said ergonomical handle and includes a bladder which aligns with the mid portion of the brush base for fluid delivery controlled upstream by a flow regulator. An optional mixing chamber housing a water soluble compound containing active ingredients may be attached to the flow regulator to form a liquid solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: I Did It Inc.
    Inventor: Marni Markell Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 8327778
    Abstract: A lightweight portable fire resistant containment system has an outer shell and an inner shell that fits inside the outer shell, forming an insulating air gap. A lid closes the outer shell, defining a closed storage space. The outer shell, inner shell and lid are fabricated from high temperature resisting ceramic fibers and are bonded together with an inorganic or charred bond to form a light weight integral component. A stainless steel sheet wrap prevents ingress of flame and hot gas into the bonded ceramic fibers of the outer shell and lid. The inner shell outer surface has a metallic infrared reflecting wrap limiting radiation received from the inner surface of the outer shell. The inner surface of the inner shell has an encased ceramic porous body infiltrated with solidified phase change material, absorbing latent heat of fusion from the interior surface of inner shell and limiting temperature exposure of valuable stored documents and photographs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Anthony J. DelloRusso, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8327011
    Abstract: Streaming media, such as audio or video files, is sent via the Internet. The media are immediately played on a user's computer. Audio/video data is transmitted from the server more rapidly than it is played out by the user system. The audio/video data in the user buffer accumulates; and interruptions in playback as well as temporary modem delays are avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: WAG Acquistion, LLC
    Inventor: Harold Edward Price
  • Patent number: 8277940
    Abstract: A scent emitting patch remains securely attached to the skin of a wearer and is appointed for controlled release of scents. The patch is constructed having an external top layer and backing layer with a skin-contacting portion. The skin-contacting segment contains an adhesive. At least one reservoir comprising pockets or microcapsules containing a scent is disposed in at least one portion of the backing layer. These pockets or microcapsules are operative to rupture upon application of pressure or scratching by the patch wearer. Upon rupture, scent is delivered to the skin to emit aroma. Pockets containing the scent are formed in the backing layer. Microcapsules, if present, are preferably incorporated in the adhesive. A plethora of aromas are provided in the form of a perfume or cologne and correlating shapes can be used to form the patch. Scent is released at the skin-contact interface when pressure is applied ruptures the pockets or microcapsules, permitting controlled release at the wearer's election.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: Marcela N. Desiderio, Ernest D. Buff
  • Patent number: 8272351
    Abstract: The present invention provides a portable water bottle and dish assembly and method for humans and pets to provide a human or pet with a readily accessible water bottle integrally attached to a delivery dish. The portable water bottle and dish assembly broadly comprises a bottle having a top portion and a body portion with an outer shell and an internal chamber that is removably attached and housed within a delivery dish. The delivery dish is configured in size and shape to provide access to a pet or human for drinking therefrom. Optionally, the bottle comprises an insulating internal chamber adapted to insulate the liquid housed therein, keeping the liquid at a constant temperature for a period of time. Alternatively, the delivery dish comprises an insulating interior compartment adapted to insulate the liquid when the bottle is within the interior compartment of the delivery dish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: I Did It Inc.
    Inventor: Marni Markell Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 8269111
    Abstract: An earpiece/wire organizer houses and maintains wires in an untangled manner. The earpiece/wire organizer has a sleeve constructed with mating spine pieces having an interlocking self-adhering surface coat thereon, wherein the sleeve houses wires therein. Simply scrunching or compressing the sleeve with a single hand motion engages the interlocking self-adhering surface of the mating spine pieces in an attached configuration and compresses the sleeve and wire housed therein. When the user desires to lengthen or elongate the wire, the user simply pulls or elongates the sleeve with a single hand motion that disengages the interlocking self-adhering surface of the mating spine pieces and lengthens the sleeve and wire housed therein. Where more than one sleeve is provided, the sleeves are further constructed to releasably connect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventors: George Scifo, Karen Ann Scifo
  • Patent number: 8269110
    Abstract: An earpiece/wire organizer houses and maintains wires in an untangled manner. The earpiece/wire organizer has a sleeve constructed with mating spine pieces that house wires therein. Simply scrunching or compressing the sleeve with a single hand motion engages the mating spine pieces in an attached configuration and compresses the sleeve and wire housed therein. When the user desires to lengthen or elongate the wire, the user simply pulls or elongates the sleeve with a single hand motion that disengages the mating spine pieces and lengthens the sleeve and wire housed therein. Where more than one sleeve is provided, the sleeves are further constructed to releaseably connect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventors: George Scifo, Karen Ann Scifo
  • Patent number: 8261877
    Abstract: A wearable lightweight fire fighter's personal escape system and method includes a rope, having a distal and proximal end, packed within an exterior rope pouch that is appointed to be removably attached to a belt or harness, worn by a fire fighter. The proximal end of the rope exits through an opening in the exterior/outer rope pouch and is attached directly to a lightweight hook, or optionally enters a belay device. The hook has a sharp point for creating a purchase point on soft surfaces, a hook opening having sufficient diameter to surround radiators, steam pipe and the like, and capture rope that surrounds substantial objects. The hook has a central opening appointed for holding a firefighting tool to aid in creating a substantial object. The fire fighter escapes by creating a purchase point and repelling at a high speed or at a controlled speed by adjusting belay friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Charles Christopher Botti
  • Patent number: 8210552
    Abstract: A compression and torsion damping wheel suspension system is useful for damping compressive and torsional shock encountered by freewheeling front caster wheels of a professional landscape lawn mower. The freewheeling caster wheels are mounted with an offset from a vertical pivot axis attached to the lawn mower frame. The compression and torsion damping wheel suspension system comprises two tubes one having internal extending projections and the other having external extending projections The smaller tube is turned within the larger tube, leaving behind several spaces within which are contained four elastomeric elements. When the caster wheel rides over a rock or bump, the elastomeric elements are compressed, damping compression shock. Caster wheel resistance is felt; the elastomeric elements experience torsion and are damped, providing a smooth ride for the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: John D. Nance
  • Patent number: 8197074
    Abstract: A flexible abrasion resistant water shedding omnidirectionally reflective rope has a central low-density polymeric closed cell foam core comprising EPDM, Neoprene, SBR, NBR, EVA, PVC, PVC/NBR foam surrounded by cylindrically braided sleeve of reflective strips composed of narrow width reflective strips that comprise a woven or knitted narrow width strip and a flexible nylon retroreflective sheet sewn thereon and covered with abrasion resistant water shedding coating. The flexible retroreflective sheet is formed by thermally bonding corner cube, microsphere retroreflectors, or wide angle exposed retroreflective lenses to a flexible polymeric sheet. Due to its low-density foam core construction, the reflective rope floats on water and sheds water from the surface preserving omnidirectional reflectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Nite Glow Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Marni Markell Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 8185611
    Abstract: Streaming media, such as audio or video files, is sent via the Internet. The media are immediately played on a user's computer. Audio/video data is transmitted from the server more rapidly than it is played out by the user system. The audio/video data in the user buffer accumulates; and interruptions in playback as well as temporary modem delays are avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: WAG Acquisition, LLC
    Inventor: Harold Edward Price
  • Patent number: 8176880
    Abstract: A pet boot having therapeutic properties is worn on a pet's injured or sensitive paw to facilitate healing and or provide protection. The therapeutic pet boot includes an external boot member having a shaft and a paw portion constructed to form a cavity integrated therein appointed to receive an injured paw of a pet. The therapeutic pet boot further includes an internal therapeutic member appointed to be received within the cavity of the external boot member and is appointed to intimately contact the injured paw. The therapeutic pet boot is appointed to be worn on the injured paw of the pet to facilitate healing. The internal therapeutic member may comprise a gel bootee having a massaging gel sole or may comprise a gel inner layer or gel insole. Advantageously, the internal therapeutic member may directly deliver medicament to the paw and/or provide cold treatment or hot treatment therapies to the paw, while providing cushioning, shock absorption and protection from dirt and debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: I DID iT, Inc.
    Inventor: Marni Markell Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 8142053
    Abstract: An article, including pet collars and leashes, belts, bags and backpacks, has an interchangeable attachment. The article comprises a proximal end, distal end and a central section having at least one connection mechanism appointed to receive the interchangeable attachment. The interchangeable attachment includes a top wall having a show surface and a back wall having a securing member adapted to engage with the connection mechanism of the article for removably attaching the interchangeable attachment to the article. In one embodiment the interchangeable attachments are provided as button-type attachments. In another embodiment, the interchangeable attachment is provided as an elongated attachment portion appointed to substantially cover the central section of the article. The interchangeable attachments have a plethora of designs and may include LED, fiber optic and/or reflective properties to provide aesthetic appeal, enhanced visibility, and increased safety for pedestrians during nighttime or dusk hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: I Did It, Inc.
    Inventor: Marni Markell Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 8141564
    Abstract: A lightweight, portable article for precise application of makeup is placed upon a user's eyelid skin, preferably the bottom eyelid skin, adjacent to the eyelashes. With this placement, a user can readily apply mascara and/or eyeliner without contacting the delicate eyelid skin. The article has a handle portion and an arcuate top portion. The arcuate top portion includes an applicator rim with rounded lateral edges and an arced central section, both of which are covered with the rubber guard. The rubber guard contiguously traverses the entire surface area of the applicator rim, resulting in a device yielding a high degree of safety. The article is formed of a smooth polymeric or metal material. It is compact, easily cleaned and enables application of mascara in a safe, hygienic manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Michelle L. Cassese
  • Patent number: 8132822
    Abstract: A compression and torsion damping wheel suspension system is useful for damping compressive and torsional shock encountered by freewheeling front caster wheels of a professional landscape lawn mower. The freewheeling caster wheels are mounted with an offset from a vertical pivot axis attached to the lawn mower frame. The compression and torsion damping wheel suspension system comprises two tubes one having internal extending projections and the other having external extending projections The smaller tube is turned within the larger tube, leaving behind several spaces within which are contained four elastomeric elements. When the caster wheel rides over a rock or bump, the elastomeric elements are compressed, damping compression shock. Caster wheel resistance is felt; the elastomeric elements experience torsion and are damped, providing a smooth ride for the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: John D. Nance
  • Patent number: 8131460
    Abstract: A GPS navigation code device has GPS features and easy address retrieval means built in, enabling a driver to retrieve and request directions to an address without taking his eyes off the road. The user pre-programs the GPS navigation code device with a plurality of addressees or points of interest and assigns unique navigation codes for each as keyboard entry and speech, all stored in local database within the GPS in three linked databases. While driving, the user presses a special address search mode key and inputs the unique navigation code by keyboard or speech pattern, views displayed address and accepts the same. When an unknown navigation code is entered the GPS accesses a remote database through the Internet to recover the associated company name and uses Internet based map service to locate closest list of specified business providing directions by map and speech on a turn-by-turn basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Gary Severson
  • Patent number: 8131279
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and systems for providing interactive audience participation at live entertainment events. The method includes providing audience members with an interactive device that presents a promotional message and includes a user interface, broadcasting audio programming to the audience member through the interactive device, querying the audience members, wherein answers to the querying may be entered by the audience member via the user interface of the interactive device, transmitting the answers to a central processor, storing the answers as audience data, processing the audience data into results, storing the results of the processing of the audience data and broadcasting the results of the processing of the audience data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Inselberg Interactive, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Inselberg
  • Patent number: 8122141
    Abstract: Streaming media, such as audio or video files, is sent via the Internet. The media are immediately played on a user's computer. Audio/video data is transmitted from the server more rapidly than it is played out by the user system. The audio/video data in the user buffer accumulates; and interruptions in playback as well as temporary modem delays are avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: WAG Acquisition, LLC
    Inventor: Harold Edward Price
  • Patent number: D655142
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Jersey Tactical Corp.
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Glynn, John A. Dapkins, Jr., Nicholas Klementowicz, III