Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Guy W. Chambers
  • Patent number: 6836655
    Abstract: An interlink receiver system and receiver unit for remote encoding wireless phone units including a host computer that communicates with the interlink receiver unit over telephone lines or airways to encode wireless phone units with the key code for authentication of the phone unit and encryption of communications from the phone unit during use, the interlink receiver unit connecting to the host computer for data exchange and controlling the encoding of a connected phone unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Telemac Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore W. Watler, Travis Melchin McGregor, Donald Scott McGregor, Christopher M. McGregor
  • Patent number: 6828578
    Abstract: An article which has radiopaque qualities and a method for making it. In a preferred embodiment, a lightweight fabric, such as a cloth surgical mask liner (24) or an entire surgical mask (10), is impregnated with a relatively lightweight radiopaque material, such as a barium sulfate compound, to impart radiopaque qualities. In other embodiments, a similar fabric is used to produce an entire radiation protective jumpsuit, a tent, wallpaper or a liner for a commercial aircraft cabin. Impregnation of the relatively lightweight radiopaque material can be performed in a number of ways, including soaking the fabric in a solution containing the relatively lightweight radiopaque material or using the fabric as a filter in a passing solution of the lightweight radiopaque material. In one preferred embodiment, which is particularly suited for mass production of relatively lightweight radiopaque fabrics, a lightweight radiopaque material is mixed with a liquid polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Meridian Research and Development
    Inventors: Ronald DeMeo, Joseph Kucherovsky
  • Patent number: 6804466
    Abstract: An optical coding system is provided for a data transmission device with at least one laser transmitter and at least one laser receiver. The laser transmitter has a laser device and a code generator, and the laser receiver a detector device and an evaluation circuit. The detector device is designed for detecting a burst sequence (B1, B2, B3, . . . ), wherein the length d of the pulses of a burst is greater than 400 ns, and the length D of a burst consisting of a number b of pulses is less than 1000 &mgr;s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Contraves Space AG
    Inventors: Moreno Gazzetta, Roger Scherrer, Dietrich Peter Stauffacher
  • Patent number: 6788986
    Abstract: A method for producing an implantable tooth replacement (10) in which tooth-like superstructure material (21) can be mounted in a common insertion direction. The method of the present invention preferably begins with a manipulation implant (42) being attached to a working model (4) of a jaw area (30), which is to be provided with the tooth replacement (10). An abutment (18) is made for each implant (12), which is intended to be positioned on the implant (12) by means of a positioning device (15) and to be fastened by means of a fastening element. A super-structure (21) is made on the working model (40) which fits on the abutment (18) and is intended to be pushed later on the at least one abutment (18) in the jaw area (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: DCS Forschungs & Entwicklungs AG
    Inventors: Tony Traber, Heinrich F. Kappert, Rainer Glaeser
  • Patent number: 6650887
    Abstract: A mobile phone system with a mobile phone having internal accounting capabilities for real time call debiting to account for the billing parameters of a mobile phone unit that is operated in a multi zone communication network with a complex rate structure, the mobile phone unit having an internal processor with accessible internal memory for storing the accounting program and call data for each call, a clock and circuit means for activating and deactivating the phone, the accounting program including an updatable rate table and a complex billing algorithm for calculating the account status on the fly including multiple rate structure factors such as long distance calls, international calls with country independent local charges, charges for roaming per day and/or roaming per minute, and call surcharges, where the account status of the mobile phone is calculated in real time for decrementing a debit account or calculating an account charge on demand, the mobile debit phone having a signal for alerting the user
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Telemac Corporation
    Inventors: Donald Scott McGregor, Gregory M. McGregor
  • Patent number: 6641477
    Abstract: An electronic slot machine (10) and method of use which allows a player to completely replace up to all of the initial symbols displayed after the first draw in order to create, improve or even lose a winning combination. In its preferred form, the electronic slot machine of the present invention features a video monitor (10) with a plurality of separate symbol display boxes (32) arrayed in rows and columns. When the machine is activated, one or more random numbers are generated in the slot machine's microprocessor (15) to determine which symbols are to be displayed in each of the symbol display boxes. If a suitable winning combination is not formed with the initial symbols, the player is given opportunities to select up to all of the symbol display boxes for replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Infinity Group Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Dietz, II
  • Patent number: 6640970
    Abstract: A golf club carrier for holding a preselected relatively few clubs (e.g., three clubs) from a larger set (e.g., 14 clubs) container in a standard size golf bag. The carrier includes an elongate substantially rigid hollow tubular body into which the preselected few clubs are loaded, and a hook-shaped handle secured to and extending above the open top of the tubular body. The handle includes an elongate outer leg extending downwardly in parallel spaced relation to the elongate body to a terminal point within the center of balance of the carrier when it is loaded with one or more preselected clubs. The outer leg is arranged and constructed to hook over the rim of the larger parent bag when the latter is mounted upright on the platform of a conventional motorized golf cart. A second embodiment includes a novel hinged handle lift bar to provide a raised finger grip to facilitate raising and lowering of the carrier from and to ground level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Charles E. Townsend, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6591732
    Abstract: A method and device for cooling a gun barrel wherein coolant is provided to the gun barrel via a nozzle arranged at the downstream end of a pressure feed line arrangement. The coolant is originally conveyed from a reservoir into a pressure cylinder, while the pressure feed line between the pressure cylinder and the nozzle is closed. Thereafter, the coolant in the pressure cylinder is placed under a predefined operating pressure. Prior to firing a round, the pressure feed line is opened, so that the coolant flows to the gun barrel before firing. When firing a shot, the coolant in the gun barrel is compressed to a pressure above the predetermined operating pressure by the firing gases and pushed out of the gun barrel. In the process, the coolant is expanded into a buffer reservoir adjacent to the nozzle and is injected back into the gun barrel after the gas pressure built up has been reduced to the predetermined operating pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Oerlikon Conatraves AG
    Inventors: Michael Gerber, Gabriel Schneider
  • Patent number: 6584980
    Abstract: A substantially pure stabilized compound having Vitamin E activity is added to smokable or smokeless tobacco or non-tobacco products to achieve less irritation and antioxidant benefits. In a preferred embodiment, a substantially pure “dry” powdered ester analog of Vitamin E, such as Vitamin E acid succinate, Vitamin E acetate or d-alpha-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate is mixed directly with the tobacco during the curing or manufacturing process. For cigarette applications, these Vitamin E compounds can also be inserted into a cigarette filter, holder and/or paper, either in powdered form or in microencapsulated form. Although not preferred, a common oily form of Vitamin E can be used in the present invention so long as it is stabilized and does not ruin the appearance and function of the tobacco or non-tobacco products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Rousseau Research, Institute
    Inventor: Joseph D. Russo
  • Patent number: 6556324
    Abstract: A device for the control of the beam alignment in satellite laser communications systems has a digital signal processor (24), which has been inserted between an input interface (21) and an output interface (23), and to which a program memory (25) and a data memory (26) are separately connected, in which parameters are also stored, and which comprises sensors (171, 172, 173) and actuators (174, 175, 176) for aligning the laser beam with the counter station. The signal processor (24) contains an intermediate memory (240) for floating point and fixed point operations and further calculating units (241, 242, 243), as well as two access generators (244, 245). Highly flexible and very efficient control systems can be implemented by the employment of such a digital signal processor. By means of an adaptive control it is still possible to operate beam alignment systems at full performance levels, even after components have been degraded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Oerlikon Contraves AG
    Inventor: Carsten Meier
  • Patent number: 6527175
    Abstract: A multiple play gaming ticket, such as a pull-tab ticket 10 or “instant winner” lottery ticket, and a coordinating validation system. To deter fraud, a validation code 24 is provided which uniquely identifies the pull-tab ticket 10 and is not merely a representation of the indicia 22. The pull-tab ticket 10 is validated by a combination of validator machine 30 and a host computer 100. The validator machine reads the validation code and relays it the host computer to check for legitimacy (i.e., proper form and availability) and to correlate it to a stored record of gaming indicia 22. The gaming ticket of the present invention can be used in connection with fixed payouts, progressive jackpots or both. The progressive jackpot is increased by a predetermined amount each time a gaming ticket is inserted into a validation machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Inventors: Michael J. Dietz, Earl D. Morris, Rolen Miller
  • Patent number: 6496592
    Abstract: A method for the detection and tracking of moving objects, which can be implemented in hardware computers, is described. The core of the described method is constituted by a gradient integrator (42), whose contents can be permanently refreshed with a sequence of image sections containing the target object. Different method steps for processing the image sections (26 ) reduce the number of required calculation operations and therefore assure sufficient speed of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Oerlikon Contraves AG
    Inventor: Nicola Lanini
  • Patent number: 6467388
    Abstract: A method for engaging one or several aerial targets by means of a firing group (10) of autonomous, but cooperating, firing units (12, 112), wherein each firing group has a fire control unit (14, 114) and at least one weapon (16, 116). Several firing units (12, 112) are linked by a signal transmission system (70), which connects their fire control units (14, 114). Each fire control unit (14, 114) autonomously monitors its airspace area for enemy aerial targets. Subsequently, each fire control unit (14, 114) determines a threat assessment, for which the monitoring results of all fire control units (14, 114) are used. The selection of an aerial target to be engaged by a firing unit (12, 122) is subsequently made by the associated fire control unit (14, 114) on the basis of,the threat assessment and on the basis of the status of the weapons (16, 116) of the entire firing group (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Oerlikon Contraves AG
    Inventor: Nicolas Malakatas
  • Patent number: 6459091
    Abstract: A lightweight, breathable material which has radiopaque qualities and a method for making the radiopaque material. In a preferred embodiment, a lightweight fabric, such as a cloth surgical mask liner (24) or an entire surgical mask (10), is impregnated with a lightweight radiopaque compound, such as a barium sulfate compound, to impart radiopaque qualities. Impregnation of the lightweight radiopaque compound can be performed in any number of ways, including soaking the fabric in a solution containing the lightweight radiopaque compound, using the fabric as a filter in a passing solution of the lightweight radiopaque compound, placing the fabric in a reaction chamber between reagent solutions whose interaction will form the lightweight radiopaque compound and impregnating the fabric with one reagent and then exposing it to a complementary reagent whose reaction with the first reagent will form a lightweight radiopaque compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Meridian Research and Development
    Inventors: Ronald DeMeo, Marcus D. Benedetto
  • Patent number: 6450816
    Abstract: A soldier (A) carries a weapon, on which a laser device (1) is mounted, which is used for illuminating a harness device (6) on the body of another soldier (B). The laser device and the target device each include a microprocessor as well as an ultrasound unit and/or a radio unit (72, 71) such that, if the laser device does not receive a response from the target device within a period of time Ta following the transmission of a bundled, coded laser beam, it transmits another laser beam with different coding, which causes the ultrasound unit and/or the radio unit of the target device to transmit an acknowledgement which can be received by the ultrasound unit and/or the radio unit of the laser device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Oerlikon Contraves AG
    Inventor: Peter Gerber
  • Patent number: 6439892
    Abstract: A soldier carries a weapon on which a laser device (1) is mounted, which is used for illuminating a harness device (6) on the body of another soldier. This harness device is provided with sensors (61, 62, 63, . . . ), which perform detection tasks for several applications in connection with arbitrary simulation scenarios in the course of exercises and battles. The laser device (1) has a laser target illumination element which is designed for transmitting tightly bundled laser beams (11), as well as chopper means for transmitting laser beams which are not only coded, but also chopped at a predeterminable frequency. The sensors contain tuning means for obtaining an alternating electrical signal from the received chopped laser beams, which is supplied to a pre-amplifier connected upstream of a discriminator. A very sensitive laser identification system results due to the fact that the electrical signal obtained in this manner can be very strongly amplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Oerlikon Contraves AG
    Inventor: Peter Gerber
  • Patent number: D481395
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Inventor: Grant Vincent Richter
  • Patent number: D492133
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Inventor: Grant Vincent Richter
  • Patent number: D494590
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Inventor: Grant Vincent Richter
  • Patent number: D498904
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: HYI
    Inventor: Rick Lee