Patents Represented by Attorney Gilbert Kivenson
  • Patent number: 6254384
    Abstract: A three part appliance for orthodontic and orthopedic cushioned correction of Class II and Class III dental malocclusions employing a simplified U shaped compression force module. The appliance allows a maximum amount of dental movement for the wearer in the horizontal and vertical planes, while exerting forward-backward corrective forces on the upper and lower dental arches and their supporting bone in their closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Inventor: Farel Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 5975091
    Abstract: A contractile handle containing a longitudinal slot and a flexible grip is described. By the use of this handle heated hair curler rollers may be individually removed from a vat of boiling curling solution, strands of hair easily rolled around each roller, the handle removed and the process repeated the desired number of times. When all the rollers have cooled and dried, the handle is again used to unwind and remove the rollers one at a time. The now-curled strands then are lightly combed to combine individual curls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Inventor: Robert Balanchi
  • Patent number: 5967715
    Abstract: A machine for engraving using a stylus-guided cutting head is disclosed in the present invention. The cutter's motion along three, mutually perpendicular axes is transmitted by air-supported bearings so that play and frictional losses are greatly reduced. This promotes ease of use and accuracy which is of importance when engraving small areas such as billiard cue stick handles and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Inventor: Joseph Porper
  • Patent number: 5887350
    Abstract: A compact trimming and shaping tool for preparing cemented-on leather tips on billiard cue sticks is described. Because blades are used for trimming and shaping instead of the usual files and sanding surfaces, the tool can be more rapid and suitable for retipping sticks in a short time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Inventor: Joseph Porper
  • Patent number: 5839394
    Abstract: A safety leash incorporating a shock absorbing handle and an automatically releasing wrist strap. The shock absorbing action is obtained by a combination of air compression and the flexing of a resilient member. The automatic releasing feature takes advantage of a wrist strap held onto the leash handle by a Velcro.RTM. (proprietary self adhering cloth) which releases if the force on the dog owner's arm exceeds a predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Eagle West Enterprises
    Inventor: Darius Dickison
  • Patent number: 5819351
    Abstract: A cleaning and waxing machine for billiard balls utilizing a horizontal,rotating disk. A plurality of circular apertures in the disk holds the balls. Rotation of the disk causes a constantly varying spin to be imparted to the billiard balls and also makes them contact stationary carpeting layers mounted above and below as they spin. As detergent,water and wax are successively added to the balls, they will be efficiently cleaned, uniformly waxed and polished to a bright finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Inventor: Joseph Porper
  • Patent number: 5694669
    Abstract: A motor driven turning device in which a one piece pool stick may be inserted for the purpose of cutting away an old ferrule and tip, adding a new ferrule and tip, machining the latter to a smooth finish and refurbishing the body of the stick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Inventor: Joseph Porper
  • Patent number: 5678990
    Abstract: An improved appliance for correcting Class II malocclusions with automatic adjustment as tooth movement, bone movement, or both occur. Instead of employing screw adjustments as does much of the prior art, the present invention applies correcting forces by means of a spring which expands through a pre-set, compressed distance. A linkage is employed to increase corrective forces while maintaining a reasonable closure effort. The appliance can be made in a variety of sizes for incorporation of longer or stronger springs as is required by a particular case. The relative positions of the components of the appliance can be reversed so that it can also serve to correct some Class III protrusions as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Inventor: Farel Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 5653679
    Abstract: A massaging machine which uses a plurality of spring-loaded metal fingers which move vertically up and down the back of an individual sitting in a chair. A relatively large portion of the back is involved and the action simulates that of a skilled masseur thus providing relief from stress and pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Inventor: Robert Belanchi
  • Patent number: 5480164
    Abstract: A collet chuck holder is described in which a standard collet is threaded into a retaining ring which is firmly fastened to the inside of a chuck body. A push tube inside the chuck is joined by bolts to a closing sleeve which surrounds the collet; these bolts pass through oversize holes in the collet retaining ring so that forces exerted by the push tube affect only the closing ring and are not transferred to the collet retaining ring. Unlike the draw bar action normally applied to collet operation, there is no axial displacement of the workpiece. This feature is useful where axial displacement would cause errors in the machining operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Inventor: William G. Murphy
  • Patent number: 5397590
    Abstract: A method for producing caviar-like compositions by mixing and blending dried papaya seeds with an edible oil, a fish flavoring, a thickener and seasoning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Inventor: George W. Scott
  • Patent number: 5315732
    Abstract: A toothbrush construction is described in which a bristle head is made moveable with respect to a handle and contains adjustable springs to permit presetting of the brushing pressure. The springs are so formed as to have a break away feature. The user is thus made aware whenever he exerts more than the preset pressure and can learn to brush at a pressure which permits good cleansing and minimizes brushing damage to his teeth and gingival tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Inventors: Norman F. Huefner, Frank J. Burrell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5293675
    Abstract: A fastener for shoelaces and the like which is made up of a horizontal tube and a vertical tube. The lace ends are passed through the horizontal tube in opposite directions, then through slots in the walls of the vertical tube. The opposing laces are then formed into a bow, passed through the vertical tube and the ends knotted. Sliding of the tubes toward the shoe tightens the laces; upward motion of the tubes will then loosen the laces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Inventor: Moti Shai
  • Patent number: 5253482
    Abstract: An evaporative heat pump apparatus which utilizes a computer and a pulse width modulation control system, solenoid valves and multiple evaporators to alter heat input capabilities by increments in order to maintain a constant rate of heat output regardless of changes in ambient conditions such as temperature, humidity, wind velocity and other factors is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Inventor: Edi Murway
  • Patent number: 5228160
    Abstract: A multipurpose cue tip preparation tool containing a number of openings for the insertion of a pool cue end. Access is provided for cleaning and flattening the ferrule end of a cue stick prior to the cementing on of a new tip. After the cement has dried, the invention may be used for trimming the excess tip material, rounding the playing end, comparing the rounding to an established contour and burnishing the tip sides to prepare the tip for play. A process is described for preparing flat and concave files to be used in the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Inventor: Joseph Porper
  • Patent number: 5204991
    Abstract: An on/off circuit is provided to automatically turn "on" or "off" electrical power to electrical outlets depending upon whether an automobile engine is "on" or "off". The circuit is powered by the automobile battery via a plug inserted into an automobile cigarette lighter socket. The circuit includes a mechanical vibration sensor, namely a piezoelectrical transducer, that monitors engine vibrations. Upon detection of vibrations, the sensor outputs a signal that is amplified by an operational amplifier before being rectified and filtered into a signal that triggers a transistor to switch a power supply circuit "on". Energization of the power supply circuit provides power to one or more electrical sockets. The power supply circuit includes a current limiting circuit (featuring a Darlington transistor) to protect against high current damage. When the sensor notes an absence of vibrations, the on/off circuit shuts off the power supply circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1993
    Inventor: Ignace K. Law
  • Patent number: 5190051
    Abstract: A dental appliance for audibly signalling the onset of tooth clenching and thereby assist the wearer in altering the habit patterns which constitute bruxism. The appliance is self contained and does not require the use of external control boxes or telemetering equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Inventor: Mark J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5163917
    Abstract: A tubular guard for syringes which can be slid up or down along the barrel and has provision for locking in either a "needle safe" or "needle exposed" position. The guard can also be arranged to allow for automatic withdrawal as part of the injecting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Inventors: Norman Huefner, Frank J. Burrell, Jr.
  • Patent number: D357262
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Inventor: Joseph Porper
  • Patent number: D382973
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Inventor: Robert Balanchi