Patents Represented by Attorney Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva
  • Patent number: 8221332
    Abstract: A lancing device including a replaceable multi-lancet cartridge The lancing device includes a drive mechanism an activation mechanism, and an advancing mechanism The advancing mechanism includes a linear-pull slide controls an indexing mechanism, a charger mechanism, and a cap-displacement mechanism. The indexing mechanism sequentially advances the lancets to an active position The charger mechanism charges the drive mechanism and removes the lancet caps And the cap-displacement mechanism moves the separated caps from the lancing stroke path The activation mechanism then releases the charged lancet to traverse the lancing stroke path to pierce the subject's skin Some embodiments include an anti-reverse mechanism to prevent reuse of the lancets, and some include an emergency lancet reuse mechanism that permits emergency reuse of the last lancet And some embodiments include a movable depth-control wall for providing control and adjustment of the lancing penetration depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Avi M. Robbins, Myra Aileen Kincaid, Ernest Lee Son
  • Patent number: 8206336
    Abstract: Described herein are transdermal delivery devices composed of at least one resealable injection port and at least one local anesthetic reservoir. The device effectively delivers anesthetic to the skin of the subject prior to puncturing the skin by syringes, needle sticks, or other instruments intended to be inserted into the skin. In addition, the transdermal delivery device may include a single use patch that does not include a local anesthetic refill port. The devices are used in combination with an electromotive force in order to enhance pain reduction when a subject is injected with a needle. Devices for imparting an electromotive force to a subject are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Totada R. Shantha
  • Patent number: 8191277
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a measuring tool having a substantially puck-shaped body having a top surface and a bottom surface. The tool also includes an elongated slot formed in the top surface and a fastener adjacent the bottom surface. The elongated slot is adapted to receive a portion of a tape measure. The fastener is operable to secure the measuring tool to the underlying work piece. Optionally, the fastener is a magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Auburn University
    Inventors: Robert S. Donovan, Tsailu Liu, Paul W. Holley, James S. Williams
  • Patent number: 8181288
    Abstract: A tile-ready shower basin, and methods of manufacturing and installing the same. A sloped structural core is provided having a topside and a bottom side. A first waterproof panel or coating is applied to the topside and a second waterproof panel or coating is applied to the bottom side. A thin fiberglass flange is provided about at least a portion of the perimeter of the core to create a lip. The basin further includes a first hole or recess formed into the basin, which does not extend through the basin, and a second hole, axially aligned with the first, which does extend through the basin, for directly receiving and coupling a drain therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: KBRS Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Davis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8176713
    Abstract: A tubular bagging machine includes an innovative indentation-forming device and a modified cross-sealing device. The innovative indentation-forming device includes two punches that form two indentations in the foil web. The machine then forms the foil web into a foil tube with the indentations aligned directly opposite each other and bowed outward. The cross-sealing device includes two opposing sealing jaws each having a blank formed in it. The jaws are closed together to form transverse seal zones in the foil tube. The blanks are aligned with each other and receive the aligned indentations so that they are not sealed together, resulting in the formation of an air bubble in one of the seal zones. Also disclosed are methods of manufacturing the bags, bags produced by the disclosed machines and methods, and retrofit kits for upgrading existing tubular bagging machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Rovema Packaging Machines, LP
    Inventor: Erich Eberhardt
  • Patent number: 8169216
    Abstract: A method for synthesizing crossing ADC distributions via reassembly of multiple k-spaces is disclosed. The method includes the steps of scanning a test object having a plurality of anisotropic structures to acquire a first set of DTI data using gradient directions; rotating the gradient directions by an angle ?; repeating the step of scanning the test object to acquire a second set of DTI data; creating a composite data set from the first and second sets of data; and applying an inverse Fourier transform to the composite data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Medical College of Georgia Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan E. Yanasak
  • Patent number: 8169329
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are described for detecting moisture on a mattress cover. Conductive leads affixed to the mattress cover are configured in loop patterns, and adjacent conductive loops are positioned equidistant to one another to provide equal sensitivity to moisture at any location on the mattress cover. A quick-release connector allows the conductive leads to be quickly connected to an electrical monitoring circuit. The continuity of each conductive lead is periodically checked using a test signal. Moisture is detected by applying a different voltage level to adjacent conductive leads and measuring the current flowing between the leads. When moisture or a broken conductive lead is detected, an alarm signal is communicated to an attendant. The alarm signal is repeated at periodic intervals until the electrical monitoring circuit detects that the alarm condition has been corrected. The attendant's response time is recorded for future performance evaluations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventors: Arthur Koblasz, Ronald Paul Crisman
  • Patent number: 8152755
    Abstract: A catheter for delivering a therapeutic agent to a target site of a human or animal subject can include a substantially flexible and biocompatible catheter body having a proximal end and a distal end. An eductor can be located at the distal end of the catheter body, and a first lumen within the catheter body for housing the therapeutic agent can be in fluid communication with the eductor. A second lumen, also in fluid communication with the first lumen, can extend from the proximal end of the catheter body towards the eductor and can have an output port at the distal end of the catheter body. The eductor can be operable to induce the therapeutic agent to flow from the first lumen out of the output port in response to fluid flowing through the second lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Cell Precision LLC
    Inventors: Michael L. Wach, W. Robert Taylor, Jack C. Griffis, III, Raymond P. Vito
  • Patent number: 8152820
    Abstract: A coaxial tube assembly, a bag, a bag-translating assembly, a de-bulking tool, and a drive assembly. The bag is delivered into a cavity in a patient's body either manually for open surgery or through the coaxial tube assembly by operation of the drive assembly for minimally invasive surgery. After a mass of tissue is placed in the bag, which is now secured to the bag-translating assembly, the drive assembly is operated to activate the bag-translation assembly to retract the bag into the annular space of the coaxial tube assembly. As the bag is being retracted, the mass in the bag is pulled into engagement with the de-bulking tool, which extends through the lumen of the coaxial tube assembly. The drive assembly activates the de-bulking tool to morcellate the mass in the bag and convey the morcellated bits of the mass through the lumen of the coaxial tube assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Dai-Z, LLC
    Inventors: Ziad Mohamed, Timothy D. McDonald
  • Patent number: 8142466
    Abstract: A lancing device including a drive mechanism with a drive spring and a lancet carrier engaged and driven by the drive spring, and further including a lancet with a sharp lancing tip, wherein the lancet floats relative to the carrier and is decoupled from the drive mechanism during at least a portion of a lancing stroke. In one example embodiment the lancet is held in a sled that floats in the carrier, and in another example embodiment the lancet by itself floats in the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael V. Lipoma, Avi M. Robbins, Carl E. Griffin, David R. Buenger
  • Patent number: 8134363
    Abstract: A test object for use with diffusion MRI and a system and methods of synthesizing complex diffusive geometries. The test object, which includes anisotropic structures, can be used to monitor DTI measures by providing a baseline measurement. Using measurements of the phantom, data characteristic of more complicated diffusive behavior can be “synthesized”, or composed of actual measurements re-arranged into a desired spatial distribution function describing diffusion. Unlike a typical DTI scan, the ADC measurements of the present invention are treated in a “reconstruction” phase as if the gradients were applied in different directions. Given a set of reconstruction directions, a judicious choice of acquisition directions for each reconstruction direction allows for the synthesis of any distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Medical College of Georgia Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan E. Yanasak, Tom C. Hu
  • Patent number: 8127224
    Abstract: A system for creating and editing mark up language forms and documents in a manner that is user friendly. The system dynamically generates a user interface that is customized to the particular form or document selected by the user. The user then enters information into the plurality of fields in the user interface for the form or document. Once the form or document is completed, the user can save the form or document in a document repository. The user can also transmit the form or document as an electronic filing document. Additionally, the data entry fields of the form or document can automatically expand or contract to accommodate data of varying length. Moreover, the user can create templates that include frequently used data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: WTVII, Inc.
    Inventor: Winchel Todd Vincent, III
  • Patent number: 8122529
    Abstract: A cushioned bath lounger adapted for use in a bathtub, or spa, and positioned proximate to the back surface of the bathtub. The cushioned bath lounger presenting a resting place for the head and shoulders of a reclined bather. The lounger having first and second support rails anchored to each side of the bathtub. A flexible support member is positioned between and attached to each support rail. The flexible support member has a first chamber with a visco-elastic pad positioned within to support the bathers head. The flexible support member may also include a second chamber configured to be inflated by air. The air filled second chamber then provides gentle floatation support to the reclined bather when immersed in a bath. The flexible support of the lounger may be adjustably positioned between the support rails and locked in place. The lounger may also be configured such that the flexible support may glide freely along the support rails to provide a rocking motion to the reclined bather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Peter F. Steggert
  • Patent number: 8113220
    Abstract: A device and method for residual concrete collection for disposal or reclamation of same, wherein a bag is formed, generally prismatic in structure, with an opening in the top. Suspension straps serve to attach the bag and support it below the outflow of concrete mixing or delivery equipment such that concrete and/or water will flow into the device, wherein water will subsequently pass therethrough. The device and collected concrete can then be moved and/or stored for disposal or reclamation of the concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Pat Inglese
  • Patent number: 8101700
    Abstract: Described herein are new phosphonic polymers and methods of making and using the same. The polymers are prepared by the polymerization of phosphonic acid monomers with hypophosphorous acid, an alkali metal hypophosphite, an alkyl substituted hypophosphite, or any combination thereof. The resultant polymers have pendant phosphonate groups attached to the polymer backbone as well as phosphinate groups incorporated within the polymer backbone. Additional monomers can be used to produce copolymers, terpolymers, and the like. The polymers described herein have numerous applications with respect to inhibiting scale formation and corrosion in a number of systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Unichem Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Atif M. Dabdoub
  • Patent number: 8099887
    Abstract: One embodiment of an orbital sign assembly, allowing for attachment to and full pivot or orbit capability of the attached signage around a horizontal run of span wire or other support member. Any one traffic signage is supported from a horizontal run of a span wire or other support member by a orbital sign assembly comprising a sign bracket (10) with attachment points at opposing ends and center, a pivot attachment (2) allowing 360 degree pivoting of the sign, which adjoins the sign bracket (10) to the a cable saddle (1) which contains two pivot attachment rails (3) for limiting side to side movement of the pivot attachment on its track. Conventional U-bolts (5) are located within the cable saddle and are used to clamp down to the span wire while still allowing traffic signal cables to be inserted through a cable slot (4) within the cable saddle (1). A cant tilt slot (11) is located on the sign bracket for leveling signage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventors: Vance Joseph Alan McCoy, Alexis Ivan Wertelecki
  • Patent number: D654166
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: NeoMed, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony C. Lair
  • Patent number: D654584
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Neomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Martin Costello, Tony Doherty, Aaron N. Ingram, Anthony C. Lair
  • Patent number: D654585
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Neomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Martin Costello, Tony Doherty, Aaron N. Ingram, Anthony C. Lair
  • Patent number: D654752
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Mark Krasner