Patents Represented by Attorney Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva, P.C.
  • Patent number: 7820040
    Abstract: A filtration device and method for removing pollutants from fluid such as storm-water. The filtration device has a chamber including a series of pivotal filtration assemblies each including a weir and filter. The filters are selected and positioned for sequentially filtering larger then smaller pollutant particles from the water flowing through the device. The weirs are configured and positioned for sequentially permitting water overflow of (and thereby taking off-line) the smaller-particle size filters then the larger-particle size filters from the water flowing through the device. And the filtration assemblies are pivotally mounted to the chamber walls and configured so that, when one of the filters becomes clogged, the water pressure against it causes that filter assembly to pivot into a bypass position permitting water to flow under it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventors: John Sebastian Moll, Clark Joseph Use
  • Patent number: 7815667
    Abstract: A power source for an implantable medical device, such as a spinal cord stimulator, has a controlled anterior surface. Preferably, the contoured anterior surface includes a layer of a biocompatible material, such as a polymer. Also preferably, the layer provides a contour generally conforming to the profile of a human buttock. Optionally, a cosmetic implant of generally substantially the same size and shape as the power source is implanted in the opposite buttock as the power source so as to create balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: Stephen T. Pyles
  • Patent number: 7806268
    Abstract: A sheet of material is divided into front and rear panels and folds over on itself to a folded position. The front panel has flaps and immediately adjacent hanger openings formed in it. When the flaps are pivoted outward, the spaces they vacated define flap openings. Hangers project from the rear panel and align with their corresponding hanger openings. To assemble the display, the flaps are pivoted outward to their open positions and the sheet is folded to the folded position. As the sheet is being folded, the hangers swingingly extend through the hanger and flap openings, which together form a single continuous opening. Once in the folded position, the flaps are then pivoted back to their closed positions with the hangers extending through and interlocked with the hanger openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Goody Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicole Marie Angelocci
  • Patent number: 7797782
    Abstract: A grip for a graspable item having a body and a handle connected to and extending outwardly away from the body. The grip includes a hollow core configured to slide onto the handle, and a hollow sleeve having a plurality of outwardly extending ribs disposed on the external surface of the sleeve. The sleeve is configured to slide onto the exterior of the core such that the core and the sleeve define a cavity therebetween. The grip further includes a quantity of a gel disposed within the cavity. The ends of the sleeve are sealed against the corresponding ends of the core to retain the gel within the cavity, and the gel allows the sleeve to deform to conform to the shape of a user's hand when the handle of the graspable item is grasped by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Goody Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Davis, Denise Silbert, Stan Chudzik, Michael Defenbaugh, Aaron Hawkins
  • Patent number: 7674406
    Abstract: Described herein are chemiluminescent compositions that can be applied to a variety of substrates that are generally sensitive to existing chemiluminescent compositions. Methods for producing the chemiluminescent compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Inventors: Perminder S. Bindra, Andrew D Burris, Carl R. Carlson, Joann M Smith, Orville Z Tyler, David L Watson
  • Patent number: 7594527
    Abstract: A wheel system for providing one or more protrusions in a ground-engaging surface of the wheel. In some embodiments, the wheel comprises a first hub, a tire mounted on the first hub, a second hub rotatable with respect to the first hub, and system for deforming the tire in a generally radial direction in response to relative rotation between the first and second hubs. The invention also provides a wheel cover comprising an outer surface having one or more protrusions and, when the cover is fitted to a wheel, the outer surface of the cover provides the ground-engaging surface of the wheel. The wheel and wheel cover of the invention are particularly suited for use with prams and similar vehicles in order to impart a rocking motion to the pram during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Inventor: Roger Thompson
  • Patent number: 7534152
    Abstract: An underwater buoy release system having a moment arm release system. The moment arm release system has a magnetically attractive arm structure connected to a buoy. The buoy release system further includes an electromechanical device having magnetically attractive elements, wherein the electromechanical device moves the magnetically attractive elements toward, and away from, the magnetically attractive arm structure. The magnetic attraction in the moment arm release system and the electromechanical device is created by rare earth magnets. The buoy release system further includes a signal reception device, wherein the signal reception device includes a battery, a signal reception transducer, and a PC board. The PC board is formatted to decipher a predetermined signal transmitted from a remote signal transmission device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Inventors: Cory Lloyd, Shawn Kallivayalil
  • Patent number: 7521410
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions and methods for imparting odor resistance to an article. Also described herein are articles treated with the compositions and methods described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: ArrowStar, LLC
    Inventors: Robert B. Collier, J. Todd Mull
  • Patent number: 7490978
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an analog wristwatch including a watch body and at least two bezels. The watch body further includes a face, along with an hour hand and a minute hand for telling time. The at least two bezels surround the circumference of the face and are rotatably mounted to the watch body. The bezels are used to measure elapsed time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: Jacqueline Crisci
  • Patent number: 7490937
    Abstract: The present invention provides a series of aspherical contact lenses, each lens having a first central optical zone on its anterior surface and a second central optical zone on its posterior surface. Both central optical zones are aspherical surfaces. The first central optical zone is designed to have a surface which provides a target optical power and an optical power profile selected from the group consisting of (1) a substantially constant optical power profile, (2) a power profile mimicking the optical power profile of a spherical lens with an identical targeted optical power, and (3) a power profile in which lens spherical aberration at 6 mm diameter is from about 0.65 diopter to about 1.8 diopters more negative than spherical aberration at 4 mm diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Ming Ye, Curtis Dean McKenney, John McNally
  • Patent number: 7488267
    Abstract: A bowhunting tracking-assist device on an arrow's shaft includes a tracer agent and an agent dispenser. The dispenser releases the agent when the arrow strikes a game animal, and the released agent identifies an enhanced-visibility trail of the fleeing animal. In an example embodiment, the dispenser has wells for holding the agent and a cover that displaces to release the agent when the arrow drives into the animal. The tracer agent preferably comprises one or more compounds that produce visible light to the naked eye and/or under a black light source. Example tracer agents include biological stains that produce visible light upon contact with blood, luminol or another chemiluminescent compound that releases light by a chemical reaction such as may occur when contacting blood, a basic salt such as sodium carbonate or another effervescence-inducing agent, a phosphorescent compound, or a fluorescent compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: T & P Game Recovery, LLC
    Inventor: C. Timothy Hunt
  • Patent number: 7446675
    Abstract: A solid-state electronic avionics display instrument includes a needle-like display mounted within a housing in a manner that emulates the manner in which prior electro-mechanical needle indicator mechanisms have been mounted in such housings so as to indicate a value along an arcuate scale. New aircraft can be fitted with such instruments initially, while existing aircraft can be retrofitted with such instruments to replace existing electro-mechanical mechanism-based avionics instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: L3 Communications Corporation
    Inventor: Marcus F. Dutton
  • Patent number: 7420081
    Abstract: Described herein are methods for producing phosphonic compounds and compounds thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Unichem Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Atif M. Dabdoub
  • Patent number: 7401075
    Abstract: A system for viewing and indexing mark up language messages, forms, and documents that have been stored in a document repository. The viewer and indexer can search the document repository based on any of a variety of search parameters, including any field of each message, form or document in the document repository. The viewer and indexer can automatically configure itself based on an input schema to create a user interface having search term options that can be selected to cause a search to be performed in the document repository (and/or mirrored and local repositories) containing messages, documents and forms created based on the same input schema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: WTVIII, Inc.
    Inventor: Winchel Todd Vincent, III
  • Patent number: D598704
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Calphalon Corporation
    Inventors: Joel Tetreault, Lars Blacken
  • Patent number: D598705
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Calphalon Corporation
    Inventor: Joel Tetreault
  • Patent number: D610401
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Calphalon Corporation
    Inventor: Sarah Pantaleo
  • Patent number: D614531
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Garcia Group, Inc.
    Inventors: P. F. Garcia, David Garcia
  • Patent number: D623742
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. Ruf
  • Patent number: D625543
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: FC Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Christian Fitzgerald