Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Frijouf, Rust & Pyle, P.A.
  • Patent number: 8336142
    Abstract: A support device is disclosed for positioning an individual in an inclined orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. See, Damon A. Johnston
  • Patent number: 8325454
    Abstract: An over heating detection circuit and an interrupter circuit are disclosed for interrupting electrical power from a power source receptacle to a load upon the detection of an over heating condition of an electrical plug. A heat sensitive device monitors the temperature of the electrical plug. The over heating detection circuit is connected to the heat sensitive device for detecting an over heated condition in the electrical plug. The interruption circuit includes a disconnect switch connected to the over heating detection circuit for disconnecting electrical power upon the detection of the over heated condition in the electrical plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Technology Research Corporation
    Inventors: Frank S. Brugner, Thomas S. Williams
  • Patent number: 8310800
    Abstract: A fault sensor is disclosed for detecting the failure of a surge suppression device such as a metal oxide varister (MOV). The fault sensor comprises a fault sensor conductive layer overlaying an insulated portion of the surge suppression device. A fault sensor connector is connected to the fault sensor conductive layer for conducting a fault current upon a failure of the insulated portion of the surge suppression device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Technology Research Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas S. Williams
  • Patent number: 8292326
    Abstract: A stabilizer is disclosed for a three-wheel vehicle having a frame extending between a front portion and a rear portion. The front portion of the frame supports a front steering wheel and with the rear portion of the frame supports plural driving wheels. The stabilizer comprises a right and a left stabilizing wheel mounted on a right and a left side of the frame. The right and left stabilizing wheels are positioned above the supporting surface when the three-wheel vehicle moves in a straight direction on a supporting surface. The right and left stabilizing wheels engage the supporting surface when the vehicle is turned in a right and a left direction respectively for stabilizing the three-wheel vehicle while maintaining steering ability. Preferably, the stabilizer includes a right and a left director for directing the right and left stabilizing wheels in a forward direction when the right and left stabilizing wheels are positioned above the supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Flowers IP L.L.C.
    Inventor: Michael J. Flowers
  • Patent number: 8219254
    Abstract: A combined water management and communication system for a water provider wirelessly communicating with selected ones of the multiplicity of user wireless transceiver for changing water distribution to selective ones of the multiplicity of independent users upon an undesired water flow characteristic within the water distribution channels. The multiplicity of user wireless transceivers communicating with proximate user wireless transceivers for forming a network for communicating information to a third party wireless transceiver unrelated to liquid flow. The invention is also incorporated into a remote controlled solar operated wireless irrigation valve. The invention is further incorporated into an improved water management irrigation system incorporating an adaptive weather based controller that is adjusted by a weather based sensor base controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Water Optimizer LLC.
    Inventor: Thomas M. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 8181811
    Abstract: A thermally insulated container is disclosed for maintaining thermo energy of an object. A first anchor is pivotably secured to the container and pivots to a position below the container for engaging a soil layer and preventing rotation of the container relative to a ground surface. A first locking arm extends between the container and the first anchor for locking the first anchor relative to the container. A second anchor is pivotably secured to the container and pivots to a position below the container for engaging a soil layer and preventing rotation of the container relative to the ground surface. A second locking arm extends between the container and the second anchor for locking the second anchor relative to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Michael N. Blake
  • Patent number: 8151735
    Abstract: A leash is disclosed for coupling a first animal and a second animal to an object. The leash comprises an exterior bulbous body and an interior bulbous body. A first tether spool and a second tether spool rotatably engage within the interior bulbous body. A first tether coils about the first tether spool and a second tether coils about the second tether spool. The interior bulbous body is positioned within the exterior bulbous body. A sleeve is interposed between the interior bulbous body and the exterior bulbous body for rotatably engaging the interior bulbous body relative to the exterior bulbous body. A first conduit and a second conduit traverse the interior bulbous body and the exterior bulbous body for receiving the first tether and second tether respectively and coupling with the animals. A rotation of the interior bulbous body occurs upon a traversing of the first tether relative to the second tether and prevents the first tether entangling with the second tether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Amber McCrocklin
  • Patent number: 8132634
    Abstract: An electronic steering assembly is disclosed for a dual motor vehicle having a first and a second motor for driving a first and a second drive wheel. The electronic steering assembly comprises a handlebar rotatably mounted relative to a base. A sensor senses the rotational position of the handlebar relative to the base. A control is interposed between the sensor and the first and second motors for powering the first and second motors in accordance with the rotational position of the handlebars for steering the dual motor vehicle through the rotational movement of the handlebar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Flowers IP LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Flowers
  • Patent number: 8134820
    Abstract: A contactor control circuit is disclosed for controlling a contactor connecting an alternating current electrical power source to a load. The contactor control circuit comprises a switching circuit connected in series with the inductor for controlling the conduction of the contactor. The control circuit actuates conduction of current through the inductor for energizing the contactor to connect the alternating current electrical power source to the load. The invention is also incorporated into a circuit for switching a first and a second alternating current electrical power source to a load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventors: James E. Riccio, Frank S. Brugner
  • Patent number: 8127968
    Abstract: An actuator is disclosed for actuating an aerosol valve for dispensing an aerosol product from an aerosol container. The actuator comprises an actuator button being rotatable relative to a base for movement between a locked rotational position and an unlocked rotational position. The actuator button is tiltable relative to the base for actuating the aerosol valve to dispense the aerosol product when the actuator button is rotated into the unlocked rotational position. The actuator button is inhibited from tilting relative to the base when the actuator button is moved into the locked rotational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Aptar Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Timothy Yerby, Gerald J. Marquardt, Craig Braun, Jonathan D. Werner
  • Patent number: 8128655
    Abstract: A hypobaric wound space is provided for prophylactic and diagnostic purposes in surgical wounds of the abdomen deliberately left open. The hypobaric wound space provided is established by a combination of an impermeable folio sheet or thin flexible membrane, tissue fluid absorbing gauze or sponge, a drain tube, and a suction device to create hypobaric conditions and prevent wound contamination and infection, and to collect wound fluid to diagnose protein, fluid and other substrate losses on a quantity and quality basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Dietmar H. Wittmann
  • Patent number: 8128434
    Abstract: An electrical adapter is disclosed for providing overload protection between a conventional electrical receptacle and an external electrical plug comprising a housing comprising a plug housing portion and a receptacle housing portion. Electrical blades are supported to protrude from the plug housing portion for insertion within the conventional electrical receptacle. Electrical receptacles are supported within the receptacle housing portion for receiving an external conventional electrical plug. An over current fuse provides over current protection between the conventional electrical receptacle and the external electrical plug. The electrical adapter may include a thermal fuse to provide over heating protection between the conventional electrical receptacle and the external electrical plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Technology Research Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Gandolfi, Kerrie L. Campbell, Peter A. Czerner, Frank S Brugner, Douglas B Tilghman
  • Patent number: 8121796
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is disclosed of identifying the original femorotibial joint location in a revision knee replacement of a patient. The invention includes selecting a first reference point (H) relative to the femoral head of the patient. A second reference point (A) is selected relative to the adductor tubical of the femur of the patient. The femorotibial joint location (J) is calculated through a relationship between the first reference point (H) and the second reference point (A) of the patient. The method and apparatus defines a femur reference plane to assist in establishing the correct rotation of the femur in a revision knee replacement of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Sam Hakki
  • Patent number: 8118120
    Abstract: A power wheel chair is disclosed having an improved motion control comprising a frame having a seat for transporting an occupant. A right and a left caster wheel are located in proximity to a front frame end. A right and a left drive wheel are located in proximity to a rear frame end. A motor drives the right and left drive wheels through a differential gearbox. A right and a left handle are connected to frame for enabling an attendant to steer the power wheel chair. An electronic control has a control lever located in proximity to one of the right and left handles for enabling the attendant to control the speed and braking of the power wheel chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Flowers IP LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Flowers, Jordan M. Flowers
  • Patent number: 8114693
    Abstract: A solid state energy conversion device and method of making is disclosed for converting energy between electromagnetic and electrical energy. The solid state energy conversion device comprises a wide bandgap semiconductor material having a first doped region. A thermal energy beam is directed onto the first doped region of the wide bandgap semiconductor material in the presence of a doping gas for converting a portion of the first doped region into a second doped region in the wide bandgap semiconductor material. A first and a second Ohmic contact are applied to the first and the second doped regions of the wide bandgap semiconductor material. In one embodiment, the solid state energy conversion device operates as a light emitting device to produce electromagnetic radiation upon the application of electrical power to the first and second Ohmic contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Partial Assignment University of Central Florida
    Inventors: Nathaniel R. Quick, Aravinda Kar
  • Patent number: 8113305
    Abstract: A powered patient transport vehicle is disclosed having an improved motion control comprising a frame extending between a first end and a second end. A first and a second caster wheel are located in proximity to the first end of the frame. A first and a second drive wheel are located in proximity to the second end of the frame. A motor drives the first and second drive wheels through a differential gearbox. An electronic control has a control lever for controlling the speed, direction and braking of the motor. A seat is mounted to the frame for transporting an occupant. A steering bar is coupled to the powered patient transport vehicle for steering the powered patient transport vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Flowers IP LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Flowers, Thomas R. Talalaj, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8109580
    Abstract: An enclosure device is disclosed for housing a visual display device adjacent to a surface. The enclosure comprises a cabinet defining a cabinet chamber. A face plate defines a continuous frame. A pyramid body defines a cover chamber. The cabinet chamber receives the visual display device. The face plate compresses against the cabinet, for simultaneously positioning the face plate over the visual display device and positioning the pyramid body adjacent to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Porcelain Promotions, Inc.
    Inventors: Damon Didier, Joe Hurst, Matthew Miller, Bob Bourassa, Rick Seal
  • Patent number: D656403
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Relaj, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Bernstein, Rebecca Bernstein, David McDonald, Jonathan Marks, Jon Dixon
  • Patent number: D663193
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventors: Robert G. Lofley, Sr., Robert G. Lofley, Jr.
  • Patent number: D663534
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Customflage, LLC.
    Inventor: Bryan G. Kennedy