Patents Represented by Law Firm Harding, Earley & Follmer
  • Patent number: 8333593
    Abstract: A device to plan meals, comprising, at least one Food Item Piece corresponding to an item of food, at least one Food Item Storage Page adapted to temporarily store the at least one Food Item Piece and at least one Daily Meal Planning Chart adapted to temporarily store the at least one Food Item Piece, wherein an individual may plan a meal by selecting at least one Food Item Piece corresponding to an item of food from the at least one Food Item Storage Page and temporarily store it on the at least one Daily Meal Planning Chart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Jean Nicol
  • Patent number: 8322331
    Abstract: A burner for fuel in pellet or granular form in which the fuel has a high ash content, for example grass or hay pellets in which the ash content is 5% or more. The burner has a combustion chamber with a grate at its lower end, into which fuel and air are fed, the combustion chamber having a hot gas outlet for exhausting combustion gases. The grate is provided with a rotary member having upstanding vanes which is adapted to continually move ash or clinker on the grate through outlet apertures spaced around the grate. The grate is a generally planar, horizontal surface which is imperforate apart from the outlet apertures; air inlet ports are arranged in a circumferential wall surrounding the grate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Harold Angus Swanson
  • Patent number: 8318104
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating waste comprises a gravity drop steam heating tower for heating the waste to the biological kill temperature using pressurized steam, a first feed member for feeding the waste to be sterilized to the gravity drop steam heating tower, and a vaporization system. The vaporization system includes a heating chamber for facilitating vaporization of liquids in the waste, a conveying member for conveying the waste from the lower end portion of the gravity drop steam heating tower into and through the heating chamber, and a vaporization chamber for receiving the waste from the heating chamber and for releasing vapor entrained in the waste into the vaporization chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Robert W. Lewis, Timothy Barrett
  • Patent number: 8302360
    Abstract: A roof truss is provided comprising a bottom chord, a first top chord, and a second top chord forming a triangle with an apex at a distance A above the bottom chord. At least a web member is disposed between the top chords and the bottom chord such that, in a first state of operation, the at least a web member is capable of transmitting at least one of a tension force and a compression force between the top chords and the bottom chord. The roof truss further comprises at least an expandable interface for expandable interfacing at least one of the at least a web member with one of the chords for enabling, in a second state of operation, expansion of the distance A to an extent that uplift of the bottom chord is substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventors: Enzo Legnini, Santo Mazzeo, Juergen Fuchs
  • Patent number: 8276853
    Abstract: Apparatus for suspending a device such as the end of a depending air brake hose from a railcar. A flexible strap of a synthetic resin such as moldable polyurethane is suspended from the railcar body, for example, by attachment to an apertured fitting on the railcar coupler. Elongated resilient wire clips are provided to attach the free end of the air hose. The wire clips are generally configured with a latching end including interlocking end portions for connection to the strap through a selected attachment aperture, a pair of flexibly resilient, elongated manually compressible elongated arms extending away from the latching end portions and a return portion joining the arms. The clip is further provided with a retainer operative when the arms are interlocked for maintaining the attachment aperture fitting within the confines of the return portion and out of position in which loading of the clip is exerted laterally of the clip arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Pennsy Corporation
    Inventor: Wayne H. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8262811
    Abstract: For producing corrosion resistant yellow passivate layers on zinc and zinc alloy surfaces, an aqueous reaction solution is utilized that contains trivalent chromium ions, at least one acid as well as at least one heteroaromatic compound selected from the group comprising nicotinic acid, the salts and derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Lee Capper, Andreas Noack
  • Patent number: 8266113
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods and articles of manufacture for file integrity and baseline maintenance on a computer system or systems are shown. A file integrity check is made of files on a system by hashing the files and comparing the hash to a stored hash of the files. If the comparison is false, the system requests a copy of the file from a server, which may be unknown or untrusted. The system then compares the received file to the stored hash. If the comparison is true, the copy of the file will be installed on the system. If false, the system repeats the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cybersoft, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter V. Radatti
  • Patent number: 8227008
    Abstract: The present invention comprises low carbohydrate, functional-like foods and systems incorporating same. Various embodiments utilizing minimally nutritive sugar substitutes, as well as konjac glucomannan, are disclosed. Methods for weight loss are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Cybersoft, Inc.
    Inventors: Marie D. Radatti, Peter V. Radatti
  • Patent number: 8215453
    Abstract: A ladder constructed for reaching an elevated surface or object and having a bow-shaped configuration so that the reach may extend further from the base on which the footing of the ladder rests, the ladder being configured to reach areas such as the roof of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Larry Mickens
  • Patent number: 8188354
    Abstract: A device for supporting a musical instrument such as a guitar, on a stand, having, a first engagement mechanism adapted to engage with and support the musical instrument, a first strap adapted to releaseably engage with the musical instrument and in engagement with the first engagement mechanism, and a mechanism for securely and releasably engaging the first engagement mechanism to the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: James Mercer
  • Patent number: 8167251
    Abstract: Apparatus for suspending a device such as the end of a depending air brake hose from a railcar. A flexible strap of a synthetic resin such as moldable polyurethane is suspended from the railcar body, for example, by attachment to an apertured fitting on the railcar coupler. Elongated resilient wire clips are provided to attach the free end of the air hose. The wire clips are generally configured with a latching end including interlocking end portions for connection to the strap through a selected attachment aperture, a pair of flexibly resilient, elongated manually compressible elongated arms extending away from the latching end portions and a return portion joining the arms. The clip is further provided with a retainer operative when the arms are interlocked for maintaining the attachment aperture fitting within the confines of the return portion and out of position in which loading of the clip is exerted laterally of the clip arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventors: Wayne H. Murphy, Michael J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8171549
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods and articles of manufacture are disclosed for analyzing code. A valuation component, which provides a value for analyzed code is comprised of a tokenization component, hashing component and numerical valuation component. As code is transferred through the components, a numerical value for the code is generated. The valuation may occur through hashing, probability analysis and comparison against a proscribed code indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Cybersoft, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter V. Radatti, Richard J. Perry
  • Patent number: 8160330
    Abstract: A method for texture quantification is provided. Data indicative of a complex-valued local spatial frequency distribution in space-frequency domain are determined by processing a multi-dimensional image data set based on a Stockwell transform with a phase term corresponding to spatial locations of respective frequency components being expressed in terms of radial distance and angle of orientation. The complex-valued local spatial frequency distribution is indicative of a feature of the object. Data indicative of a low frequency energy distribution are determined by filtering the data indicative of a complex-valued local spatial frequency distribution using a band-pass filter having a predetermined low frequency energy bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Calgary Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Sylvia Anna Drabycz, Joseph Ross Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8161292
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for identifying, authenticating and securing code through proscribed code detection and deletion are shown. The preferred embodiments provide for scanning code to determine the presence of proscribed code and then transmitting the code to a file reconstructor upon the detection of proscribed code. At the file reconstructor, templates of the specific document type are used to provide the document file structure, and so delete with precision the proscribed code from the original code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Cybersoft, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin J. Carbone
  • Patent number: 8122669
    Abstract: A roof truss is provided comprising a bottom chord, a first top chord, and a second top chord forming a triangle with an apex at a distance A above the bottom chord. At least a web member is disposed between the top chords and the bottom chord such that, in a first state of operation, the at least a web member is capable of transmitting at least one of a tension force and a compression force between the top chords and the bottom chord. The roof truss further comprises at least an expandable interface for expandable interfacing at least one of the at least a web member with one of the chords for enabling, in a second state of operation, expansion of the distance A to an extent that uplift of the bottom chord is substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventors: Enzo Legnini, Santo Mazzeo, Juergen Fuchs
  • Patent number: 8089057
    Abstract: Light therapy in the visible spectral region, for which radiation sources emitting UV radiation are provided, uses fluorescent films that age during operation such that the intensity of the light irradiated by the fluorescent films gradually decreases. In order to solve this problem, the invention relates to a radiation converter located in a treatment device and comprising a fluorescent layer (2) for emitting the visible light. Said radiation converter comprises a housing (1) that can be penetrated by radiation emitted by the radiation source (11). The housing (1) comprises a front wall (3) consisting of a UV-permeable material and a rear wall (4) consisting of a UV-impermeable material, on the side of the housing (1) opposing the front wall (3). A liquid chamber (5) is formed between the front wall (3) and the rear wall (4), and the fluorescent layer (2) is arranged between the front wall (3) and the rear wall (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Spectrometrix Optoelectronic Systems GmbH
    Inventor: J├╝rgen Conrady
  • Patent number: D656618
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Marvin Gorovitz
  • Patent number: D658232
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Fibrosource USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Sarvjeet S. Bindra
  • Patent number: D664009
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Shen Manufacturing Company Incorporated
    Inventors: Emmon Scott, Sharon Ann Hoffman, Julie Anne Becker, Michael Ray Hofstetter
  • Patent number: D668431
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Kathy Louise MacGillivray