Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Freilich Hornbaker & Rosen
  • Patent number: 8266990
    Abstract: A push button locking pliers has a plurality of macro jaw width stations for grasping a wide variety of objects. A positioning mechanism is connected to a movable jaw member having a pivot that cooperates with a jaw adjustment slot in the main handle. The positioning mechanism is released by pushing on a push button on the pivot against a spring allowing the movable jaw member to move along the slot. The user places the positioning mechanism at the jaw positioning station that creates a macro spacing between the fixed and movable jaws that best fits the object to be grasped. The push button is then released allowing the pivot to engage the rounded hole of the new positioning station. The pivot is made self centering on the rounded hole of the new positioning station by having a frustoconical section that engages the side of the hole even if the pivot is not centered on the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Paul M. Janson
  • Patent number: 8127370
    Abstract: Breakaway sport pants include right and left side zippers that do not have catch mechanisms. When the zippers are zipped, right and left connectors hold the front and back portions of the sport pants together and prevent the zippers from unzipping. However, when the right and left connectors are disengaged, the zippers easily unzip to allow removal of the sport pants. In an embodiment of the invention, the zipper pull tabs include a friction enhancing material that catches on the connectors and upper portions of the pants to prevent inadvertent unzipping of the pants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Daron D. Nunn
  • Patent number: 8011850
    Abstract: A device for arresting a motor vehicle which is moving on a support surface includes an enclosure with is shaped and dimensioned to receive the motor vehicle. The device is releasably connectable to a helicopter, so that the device can be (1) positioned over the motor vehicle by the helicopter, (2) disconnected from the helicopter, and (3) dropped onto the support surface wherein the enclosure encloses the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Leon Perlsweig
  • Patent number: 7985468
    Abstract: An earpiece of flexible foam construction which incorporates recycled pulverized polyurethane foam (RPPF). RPPF constituting 5% to 30% of the improved foam has been found to be useful. The novel and unique nature of RPPF allows for the replacement of a higher cost component with a lower cost component while maintaining or improving physical properties, such as sound attenuation, sound control, comfort and fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen D. Gilder, Jim Tiemens, Larry Sanders
  • Patent number: 7794431
    Abstract: A medical apparatus and method of use for implanting a percutaneous catheter in a patient's body which catheter can be easily positioned, repositioned, and replaced. The apparatus includes an elongate sleeve comprising a wall surrounding an interior elongate passageway. The passageway extends from a sleeve proximal end to a sleeve distal end. The sleeve is intended to be percutaneously implanted through an incision in the patient's skin so that the sleeve distal end resides subcutaneously. The sleeve outer peripheral surface carries a layer of porous material intended to be placed just under the patient's outer skin layer in contact with the dermis to promote tissue ingrowth for anchoring the sleeve and forming an infection resistant barrier. The sleeve passageway is dimensioned to snugly accommodate the outer surface of catheter while permitting the catheter to slide relative to the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Incumed LLC
    Inventors: Christopher H. Porter, Claude A. Vidal, Russ J. Redmond, Byron L. Moran, Paul Kaluzniak, Abram D. Janis
  • Patent number: 7793602
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting longitudinal thread motion in a quilting/sewing machine for controlling the actuation of a fixedly located stitch head. A preferred detector comprises an optical sensor which directly senses the longitudinal movement of a thread as it moves along a guide path from a supply source toward a stitch head needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Ralph J. Koemer
  • Patent number: 7793506
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing the emission of pollutants resulting from static test firings of rocket and jet engines. The apparatus comprises a test stand for capturing the exhaust gas from an engine undergoing a static test. The test stand includes a duct system for guiding the exhaust gas from a duct inlet to a duct outlet through stages that reduce the exhaust gas pollutants. Liquid oxygen (“LOX”) is introduced into the duct system to interact with the engine exhaust gas stream. By introducing LOX, the pollutant CO is converted to non-pollutant carbon dioxide (“CO2”) as the exhaust stream moves through the duct system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Wyle Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas G. Anderson
  • Patent number: 7786381
    Abstract: An improved power conduit for use with automatic pool cleaners particularly configured to avoid the formation of persistent coils and/or knots. Embodiments in accordance with the invention are characterized by the use of at least one axially stiff elongate member together with axially flexible and axially swivelable means for coupling said stiff member between a stationary power source fitting and a cleaner. The axially flexible and axially swivelable means can be implemented in a variety of ways, e.g., a flexible elongate hose member and a swivel coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Henkin-Laby, LLC
    Inventors: Melvyn L Henkin, Jordan M. Laby
  • Patent number: 7730810
    Abstract: A push-button locking pliers has a plurality of macro jaw width stations for grasping a wide variety of objects. A positioning mechanism is connected to a movable jaw member and cooperates with a jaw adjustment slot in the main handle. The positioning mechanism is released by pushing on a push button allowing, it to move along the slot. The user places the positioning mechanism at the jaw positioning station that creates a macro spacing between the fixed and movable jaws that best fits the object to be grasped. An adjustment screw adjusts the micro spacing between the jaws to cause the pliers to lock on the object using an over-center mechanism when the handles are squeezed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: Paul M. Janson
  • Patent number: 7731697
    Abstract: A medical apparatus and method of use for implanting a catheter in a patient's body which catheter can be easily positioned, repositioned, and replaced. The apparatus includes an elongate sleeve comprising a wall surrounding an interior passageway extending from a sleeve proximal end to a sleeve distal end. The sleeve is intended to be percutaneously implanted through an incision in the patient's skin to place the sleeve distal end subcutaneously. The sleeve distal end outer surface carries porous material intended to contact the patient's dermis to promote tissue ingrowth. The sleeve passageway is dimensioned to snugly accommodate the outer surface of the catheter while permitting the catheter to slide relative to the sleeve. A split ring locking member is selectively operable in an unlocked state for permitting axial and rotational movement of said catheter relative to said sleeve and operable in a locked state for preventing such relative movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Incumed LLC, A Nevada Limited Liability Co.
    Inventors: Christopher H. Porter, Claude A. Vidal, Russ J Redmond, Byron L. Moran, Paul Kaluzniak, Abram D. Janis
  • Patent number: 7673878
    Abstract: A gaming method allows players to predict and place a wager about the future arrival of an elevator car at the floor of a building. If the player's prediction is correct, the player receives a payoff. The method can be played in buildings having one or more elevators. In an embodiment of the invention, a self-service automated gaming machine accommodates making the prediction, placing the wager, and receiving the payoff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Inventors: Roger E. Skoff, Michael D. Riley
  • Patent number: 7604617
    Abstract: An implantable device including a housing having a stud projecting percutaneously through an incision in the patient's skin. The stud defines a peripheral surface extending longitudinally inwardly from the stud outer end. The longitudinal peripheral surface is used as a substrate to carry a peripheral fibrous layer which extends longitudinally along the stud from its outer end adjacent to the skin incision to below the patient's epidermal and dermal skin layers for promoting laterally directed soft tissue ingrowth. The housing also defines a lateral shoulder surface oriented substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal peripheral surface. The shoulder surface also carries a porous layer conducive to promoting tissue ingrowth. The porous layers on the device allows tissue ingrowth into the interstices of both porous layers to form an enhanced infection resistant barrier while also providing improved device anchoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Medical Research Products-B, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher H. Porter, Claude A. Vidal, Russ J. Redmond, Byron L. Moran
  • Patent number: 7597215
    Abstract: A supply system and method for providing water from a bottled water cooler includes a pump which pumps water from an upright bottle of water into a water reservoir in the bottled water cooler. A control device using a microcontroller monitors upper and lower sensors which are disposed in the water reservoir, and controls the operation of the pump so that the water level in the reservoir goes no lower than the lower sensor, and goes no higher than the upper sensor. The control device also monitors a sensor disposed at the bottom of the bottle of water, and de-energizes the pump if the bottle of water is empty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Ali Ahmed Sleiman
  • Patent number: 7559096
    Abstract: A soaking apparatus utilizing a soaking basin and a disposable liner configured to fit within the basin cavity. The basin is comprised of a material layer formed to define an integral floor and a peripheral wall projecting upwardly therefrom. The basin floor and peripheral wall together define the boundary of a basin cavity. An elongate protrusion protrudes from the floor into the basin cavity between left and right foot areas. The liner is comprised of a thin (e.g., 3-12 mils) material layer formed to define an integral floor and peripheral wall projecting upwardly therefrom. The liner floor and peripheral wall are dimensioned to closely nest within the basin cavity. The liner floor also defines left and right foot areas spaced by a protrusion projecting into the liner cavity. The underside of the liner protrusion forms a concave recess for accommodating the basin floor protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Inventor: Vladimir Zolotnik
  • Patent number: 7543607
    Abstract: An improved power conduit for use with automatic pool cleaners particularly configured to avoid the formation of persistent coils and/or knots. Embodiments in accordance with the invention are characterized by the use of at least one axially stiff elongate member together with axially flexible and axially swivelable means for coupling said stiff member between a stationary power source fitting and a cleaner. The axially flexible means includes means for resiliently biasing adjacent stiff members to an axially aligned orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Henkin-Laby, LLC
    Inventors: Melvyn L. Henkin, Jordan M. Laby
  • Patent number: 7507332
    Abstract: A pool cleaner debris bag (18) having an access opening (24) and a closure means (25) operable to close the access opening (24) for collecting debris or open the access opening (24) for emptying debris from the bag (18). The closure means (25) includes a clamp member (50) having clamping edges (56) for squeezing together bag layers (28, 29) to close the access opening (24). The closure means (25) is buoyant in water for orienting the bag to avoid impeding cleaner body (6) travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Henkin-Laby, LLC
    Inventors: Melvyn L. Henkin, Jordan M. Laby
  • Patent number: D595932
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Ce Soir Lingerie Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Beverly Ann Deal
  • Patent number: D601920
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventor: Jennifer Lax
  • Patent number: D621296
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Ce Soir Lingerie Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Kennelty
  • Patent number: D630415
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Daron D. Nunn