Patents Represented by Attorney Gehrke & Associates, s.c.
  • Patent number: 7044278
    Abstract: An adaptor for converting a hose reel to a cord reel includes a waterproof electrical box having a rotating contact therein, a linking electrical cord, wherein the linking cord enters the box and terminates in the rotating contact; and an outlet electrical cord. The outlet electrical cord is connected to the adaptor and terminates in the electrical box with a stationary contact assembly. A set of wires in the outlet electrical cord are connected to the stationary contact assembly with a machine screw. A set of electrical contacts are connected to the stationary contact assembly, and the contacts engage the rotating contact to supply power to the linking cord while allowing rotation of the linking cord around the spool of the hose reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventor: Timothy Wayne Cleveland
  • Patent number: 7026118
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition for treatment of mammal disease by regulating the immune system, which contains CaN B subunit and/or its functional derivant in effective amount for treating the disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Beijing Normal University
    Inventors: Qun Wei, Mingshan Yan, Qinshan Gao, Guohua Jiang, Mulan Lian, Yan Chen
  • Patent number: 6988815
    Abstract: A luminaire comprising a light transmissive optical element, a plurality of light sources, a light source support structure, and a light reflective surface. The light transmissive optical element, which preferably is a quasi-toroidal light transforming collector, is spaced from and disposed about an axis. The plural light sources are disposed radially outwardly of the optical element relative to the axis, to produce a corresponding plurality of light beams. Each light source directs its light beam toward the optical element. The optical element is shaped and adapted to collect and transform the light beams and pass them in the direction of the axis. The light reflective surface, which preferably is a curved conical collimating combiner, is spaced from the optical element, and is disposed along the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Farlight LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Rizkin, Il′ya Agurok, Robert H. Tudhope
  • Patent number: 6974361
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting milk extraction devices includes an elongated elastic strap that is adjusted to frictionally engage a woman's breasts. A pair of slits is formed in the elastic strip and each of the slits is positioned proximate the woman's breasts. The slits support the milk extraction devices therethrough. Each of the slits is a collapsible opening that alternates between a closed position when the milk extraction device is not supported by the slit and a partially opened position when the milk extraction device is supported by the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Inventors: Traci Cravaack, Catherine Luciano, Laurie Zanotti
  • Patent number: 6951418
    Abstract: A highly efficient luminaire. The luminaire includes a light source that emits light. The emitted light is redirected by a light transformer having a curved circular reflective interior surface, the reflective interior surface reflecting the light in a predetermined pattern. A substantial amount of light being may be reflected close to an axis coincident with a radial line defining a radius of the circular reflective interior surface. Additionally, a substantial amount of light may be reflected in a pattern with low divergency or parallel with an axis of the light transformer. The light is transmitted to the exterior of the luminaire by an optical window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Farlight LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Rizkin, Robert H. Tudhope, Il'ya Agurok, David Ruiz
  • Patent number: 6932496
    Abstract: A light emitting apparatus includes a light source, a light transformer, a hemispherical optical window, a circuit and a base. The light transformer includes a truncated hollow conical reflector, a curved reflective surface, and an optical element. The conical reflector has a truncated end facing the light source and a cone base opposite the truncated end. The conical reflector axis is coincident with a light source axis, and light passes through an opening on the truncated end. The curved reflective surface is between the truncated end and the cone base. The surface reflects light from the light source in a limited angle omnidirectional pattern with precalculated intensity distribution. The optical element is adjacent the cone base in a plane perpendicular to the conical reflector axis, and disperses the light passing through the truncated hollow cone reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Farlight LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Rizkin, Robert H. Tudhope
  • Patent number: 6902291
    Abstract: An in-pavement high intensity LED-based luminaire includes a housing, a power controller, a light module and a thermoelectric cooling device. The housing includes a generally flat top surface having at least one transparent window for output light passage. The power controller has an input and an output, wherein the input is electrically connected to an airfield power infrastructure and the output is electrically connected to a light module. The light module includes multiple high flux LEDs and a non-imaging light transformer. The non-imaging light transformer includes an input end opposite an output end, a refractive member located around the LED optical axis, and a total internal reflection member. The thermoelectric cooling device provides LED temperature control for emitted luminous flux, color and spatial intensity distribution stabilization, and is electrically connected to the power controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Farlight LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Rizkin, Robert H Tudhope
  • Patent number: 6899443
    Abstract: A light module includes a light source and a reflective light transformer. The light source emits light with a limited angle omnidirectionally in a plane perpendicular to a light source optical axis. The reflective light transformer is located around the light source, and collects most of the light emitted by the light source and redirects and redistributes the collected light in a direction parallel to the light source optical axis. The light transformer includes a reflective surface with a precalculated arbitrary profile that transforms a light source spatial light distribution into a specific pattern with a generally different angular spread in a horizontal plane and a vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Farlight LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Rizkin, Robert H Tudhope
  • Patent number: 6866558
    Abstract: An interface jig for removably securing a portable auger to a vehicle includes a carriage guide assembly, a sliding carriage assembly and a receiver assembly. The carriage guide assembly includes a vertical support having an upper portion and a bottom portion. A hitch adapter is affixed to the bottom portion to secure the carriage guide assembly to a vehicle hitch. The sliding carriage assembly includes a horizontal member having a first end opposite a second end. The first end is affixed to a vertical member that slides along the vertical support between the upper portion and the lower portion of the carriage guide. The receiver assembly is attached to the second end of the sliding carriage assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Made by Moms, Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine Luciano, Laurie Zanotti
  • Patent number: 6814470
    Abstract: A highly efficient LED lamp includes an optical module and a housing. The optical module has at least one light emitting diode (LED) that emits light with a wide divergence, a non-imaging optical (NIO) element and a transparent window. The NIO element includes a refractive member located around a LED optical axis and a total internal reflection member located around the refractive member. The refractive member and the total internal reflection member are integrated in a single transparent element having a mutual focal point, wherein the NIO element collects a significant amount of light emitted by the LED with wide divergence located at the focal point, to compress the collected light with high efficiency into a beam with a generally different angular spread in a horizontal plane and a vertical plane and to direct the compressed light outside of the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Farlight LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Rizkin, Robert H. Tudhope
  • Patent number: 6755565
    Abstract: A mixing system for mixing material includes a mixer having a housing, an arm in operable cooperation with the housing, wherein the arm is constructed and arranged to rotate about a first axis of rotation, and a basket constructed and arranged to rotate about a second axis of rotation in the opposite direction while the arm is rotating. A holder is removably received within the basket. A material container receives the material to be mixed, and the container is received within a lower half of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: FlackTek, Inc.
    Inventor: Dale R. Flackett
  • Patent number: 6569925
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a an accelerator-gel additive used to deliver an accelerator such as sulfur, into a system for the production of polymer modified asphalt, vulcanized rubber or similar system. Unlike conventional methods of delivering accelerator into the system, the accelerator-gel additive suspends the accelerator in a gel system thereby preventing the sedimentation of the accelerator during processing. As a result, the polymer and asphalt are processed at lower temperature reducing the production of toxic and flammable gases such as hydrogen sulfide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Ergon, Incorporated
    Inventors: Gaylon L. Baumgardner, Martin R. Burrow, John Dumas, Andrew Menapace, James Smith
  • Patent number: 6569351
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a an accelerator-gel additive used to deliver an accelerator such as sulfur, into a system for the production of polymer modified asphalt, vulcanized rubber or similar system. Unlike conventional methods of delivering accelerator into the system, the accelerator-gel additive suspends the accelerator in a gel system thereby preventing the sedimentation of the accelerator during processing. As a result, the polymer and asphalt are processed at lower temperature reducing the production of toxic and flammable gases such as hydrogen sulfide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Ergon, Inc.
    Inventors: Gaylon L. Baumgardner, Martin R. Burrow, John Dumas, Andrew Menapace, James Smith
  • Patent number: 6565239
    Abstract: A luminaire flush with a horizontal surface and comprising a housing, an optical window, a light source, and an optical element. The housing has an internal cavity disposed beneath the horizontal surface and defines an opening disposed adjacent the horizontal surface. The optical window, substantially flat and transparent, has a surface that overlays the housing opening. The light source, disposed within the housing cavity, provides a spatial light distribution pattern which defines an optical axis that is disposed substantially perpendicular relative to the optical window surface. The optical element, also disposed within the housing cavity, redistributes light rays emitted by the light source along preselected angles relative to the horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Farlight, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Alexander Rizkin, Il'ya Agurok, Robert H. Tudhope
  • Patent number: 6543911
    Abstract: A highly efficient luminaire. The luminaire includes a light source that emits light. The emitted light is redirected by a light transformer having a curved circular reflective interior surface, the reflective interior surface reflecting the light in a predetermined pattern. A substantial amount of light being may be reflected close to an axis coincident with a radial line defining a radius of the circular reflective interior surface. Additionally, a substantial amount of light may be reflected in a pattern with low divergency or parallel with an axis of the light transformer. The light is transmitted to the exterior of the luminaire by an optical window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: FarLight LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Rizkin, Robert H. Tudhope, Il'ya Agurok, David Ruiz