Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey & Tippens, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8336273
    Abstract: A wall mounted panel system wherein panels are permitted three directions of expansion and contraction since each of panel is affixed to the wall at a single point. For example, the system includes a first and second panel adjacent to one another. An upper bracket and a lower bracket are affixed to the back of each panel, wherein the upper brackets are affixed to the wall and wherein the lower bracket of the first panel is movably engaged with the upper bracket of the second panel. The panels do not communicate with any sealing members, thereby allowing for air to flow freely behind the panels for providing a means of removing moisture from behind the panels. A brace member in communication with the interior surface of each panel has an upper end affixed to the upper bracket and a lower end affixed to the lower bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University
    Inventor: Douglas Brent Enns
  • Patent number: 8327268
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method that allows a user to visually manage and work with large numbers of digital audio tiles. Each audio file will preferably be analyzed by the instant invention, with the analysis results being used to position an icon representative of that file within an on-screen 2D- or 3D-display. Methods will be provided that allow user to preview and use individual audio items that are displayed on-screen. Selection of an on-screen icon will be used to initiate playback of the associated audio file, insert that file into a playlist, incorporate that file into a multimedia work, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Magix AG
    Inventors: Tilman Herberger, Titus Tost
  • Patent number: 8324604
    Abstract: A web edge sensor is disclosed. The web edge sensor has a light source directing light incident to an edge of a web. The edge of the web scatters the light and a sensor array that detects a first portion of the light scattered from the edge of the web and rejects a second portion to determine a position of the web edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University
    Inventors: Prabhakar R. Pagilla, Aravind Seshadri
  • Patent number: 8319880
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for generating co-registerable images for processing is disclosed. The apparatus includes a dichroic filter that splits an electro-magnetic beam into first and second split beams, and a mirror that reflects the second split beam. The dichroic filter and the first and second split beams are arranged to direct the first and second split beams, respectively, along substantially parallel but non overlapping paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University
    Inventor: Mark G. Rockley
  • Patent number: 8313968
    Abstract: Using a laser lift-off (LLO) nonbonding technique, freestanding 4-layer GaN/AlGaN heterostructure membranes have been formed. A 4×4 mm mask was attached to the area at the center of the most-upper AlGaN layer was attached using a nonbonding material such as vacuum grease. A microscopic slide attached by an adhesive provided support for the structure during the laser lift-off without bonding to the layers. The vacuum grease and the mask isolated the adhesive from the structure at the center. The microscopic slide served as a temporarily nonbonding handle substrate. Laser lift-off of the sapphire substrate from the heterostructures was performed. The remaining adhesive served as a supporting frame for the structure making a free-standing 4-layer GaN/AGaN heterostructure membrane. Other frameless freestanding membranes can be fabricated for a variety of applications including further III-nitride growth, heterogeneous integration, packaging of micro systems, and thin film patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Amal Elgawadi
  • Patent number: 8293669
    Abstract: A system using electrochemically-activated water (ECAW) for manufacturing, processing, packaging, and dispensing beverages including: (a) using ECAW to neutralize incompatible residues when transitioning from the production of one beverage to another; (b) using ECAW to rehabilitate and disinfect granular activated charcoal beds used in the feed water purification system; (c) producing a carbonated ECAW product and using the carbonated ECAW for system cleaning or disinfecting; (d) using ECAW solutions in the beverage facility clean-in-place system to achieve improved microbial control while greatly reducing water usage and reducing or eliminating the use of chemical detergents and disinfectants; (e) further reducing biofilm growth in the processing system, and purifying ingredient water without the use of chlorine, by adding an ECAW anolyte to the water ingredient feed stream; and/or (f) washing the beverage product bottles or other packages with one or more ECAW solutions prior to packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Radical Waters International Ltd.
    Inventor: Robin Duncan Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 8287023
    Abstract: An enhanced mobility device is disclosed. The device has an enclosure defining an interior and an exterior and having a floor defining an opening therein. At least one access opening allows passage between the exterior and interior. A plurality of clamps attach to the interior of the enclosure. The access opening is sized to allow passage of a personal mobility device from the exterior to the interior where the mobility device may be secured to the enclosure for transport by the plurality of clamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventors: Dick Bixler, Nancy Cudney
  • Patent number: 8289184
    Abstract: A system for event monitoring is disclosed. The system includes a remote sensor, a remote transceiver interfaced to the remote sensor, and a base transceiver that selectively wirelessly communicates with the remote transceiver. The remote transceiver provides a periodic communication to the base transceiver that is indicative of a nominal operating condition and the periodic communication is acknowledged by the base transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Murphy Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Fred Strohm
  • Patent number: 8278500
    Abstract: A new cultivar of switchgrass ‘Cimarron’ (SL93 2001-1) having increased biomass yield is provided. The switchgrass comprises all the morphological and physiological properties of the cultivar grown from a seed deposited under American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) No. PTA-10116. The invention also provides seeds, progeny, parts and methods of use of Cimarron, such as for the production of biofuels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University
    Inventors: Yanqi Wu, Charles M. Taliaferro
  • Patent number: 8268825
    Abstract: A method of treating an anthrax infection wherein a compound of formula I wherein R1 and R2 represent, independently of one another unsubstituted or specifically substituted C1-4alkoxy; and R3 represents hydrogen; cyano; unsubstituted or specifically substituted C1-6alkyl; C3-6cycloalkyl; C2-6alkenyl; C7-18bicyclyl; aryl, aryl-C1-4alkyl, aryl-Q-C1-4alkyl heteroaryl, heterocyclyl or heterocyclyl-C1-6alkyl, wherein aryl denotes a mono- or poly-nucleous group with 6 to 14 ring carbon atoms; heterocyclyl denotes a 4- to 6-membered non-aromatic heterocyclic group comprising 1 to 3, nitrogen, oxygen and/or sulfur atoms; heteroaryl denotes a mono- or polynuclear heteroaromatic group consisting 5- and/or 6-membered rings and comprising 5 to 13 carbon atoms and 1 to 4, nitrogen, oxygen and/or sulfur atoms; and Q means —SO— or —SO2—; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate or hydrate or a prodrug thereof; is administered to said subject in a quantity effective to inhibit, suppress, or expel an anthrax inf
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University
    Inventors: Jurg Dreier, William Barrow, Esther Barrow
  • Patent number: 8258274
    Abstract: Canine parvovirus vaccines and diagnostics and methods for their use are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University
    Inventors: Sanjay Kapil, Emily Cooper
  • Patent number: 8230723
    Abstract: A couette viscometer used to determine the rheological properties of Newtonian or non-Newtonian solid-laden or non-solid-laden fluids used as completion or treatment fluids in oil and/or gas wells. The instrument is capable of measuring the properties of a heated, e.g., 600° F./316° C., and pressurized sample, e.g., 30,000 psig/207 MPa, at a variety of temperatures, pressures, and shear rates. The pressure vessel is mounted in the chassis of the instrument and the vessel plug containing the viscometer components and sample may be removed as an assembly. This arrangement reduces the mass of the plug assembly, eliminating the need to transport the pressure vessel and assists in separating the sample from the pressurizing fluid. Ultimately, this arrangement improves the usability, convenience and maintenance associated with operating the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Chandler Instruments Company, LLC
    Inventors: John Jeffery Moon, Brian Roland Ainley
  • Patent number: 8233999
    Abstract: There is provided a visual music classification and management system. Each music item in a user's collection will be analyzed to identify its musical characteristics along with some estimate of the degree of confidence associated with that characteristic. By using characteristics, so-called music aspects, it will be possible to efficiently categorize the contents of a music database. Each music item will be stored in a database with the calculated values as will the characterizing aspect. The database contents will be displayed by drawing icons representing the music items on a user's screen, with the size (or other visual aspect) of the icon reflecting the degree of confidence with that categorization. Searches of the database will be performed by on-screen manipulations of the aspect cluster-positioned music items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Magix AG
    Inventors: Tilman Herberger, Titus Tost
  • Patent number: 8227583
    Abstract: Canine parvovirus vaccines and diagnostics and methods for their use are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University
    Inventors: Sanjay Kapil, Emily Cooper
  • Patent number: 8228141
    Abstract: A high Q resonator device is disclosed. The device includes a substrate, a resonator tethered to the substrate by a tether, and an acoustic reflector etched into the substrate and positioned proximate the tether so as to reflect a substantial portion of planar acoustic energy received from the tether back into the tether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University
    Inventors: Reza Abdolvand, Brandon Harrington
  • Patent number: 8225860
    Abstract: A jarring tool having an extensible joint connecting first and second sub ends. A first inner latch piece connects to the upper sub end, and a second outer latch piece connects to the lower sub end. The joint, in a latched position, has the outer latch piece latched to the inner latch piece and the inner and outer latch pieces restrained from unlatching by a stationary restraining collar. Under tensile force the joint unlatches into an unlatched position by the outer latch piece pulling the inner latch piece through the restraining collar into a position where the inner and outer latch pieces are free to separate. An impact force is generated from the tensile force when the joint unlatches and reaches a maximum extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Impact Selector, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason A. Hradecky
  • Patent number: 8227728
    Abstract: An emitter tube has an outer surface and an inner surface, wherein the inner surface defines a cavity of the emitter tube, and the cavity of the emitter tube is adapted for receiving food. An outer tube has an inner surface that defines a cavity of the outer tube, and the emitter tube is positioned in the cavity of the outer tube. A heating unit is for heating the outer surface of the emitter tube so that heat energy is transferred by conduction from the outer surface of the emitter tube to the inner surface of the emitter tube, and the inner surface of the emitter tube emits infrared radiant energy into the cavity of the emitter tube so that a majority of the energy that is transferred to the food within the emitter tube is in the form of infrared radiant energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Char-Broil, LLC
    Inventor: Willie H. Best
  • Patent number: 8220196
    Abstract: A fish line having a red color defined by a hue value of a LCH measurement of a colorimeter of between ?11.5 and ?13.5 is shown to get more strikes than fish line of other colors, thereby providing the user with an opportunity to catch more fish. The red fish line includes a red colorant which provides increased abrasion resistance compared to fish line comprised of the same synthetic or natural materials but a different or no colorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: W.C. Bradley/Zebco Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack D. Davies
  • Patent number: D666903
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Winston Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John Ralph McIntosh, Melvin C. Redman, Neal Winston Zahn
  • Patent number: D670415
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Lamplight Farms Incorporated
    Inventor: Jason Kleist