Patents Represented by Attorney J. Bennett Mullinax, LLC
  • Patent number: 8342061
    Abstract: A wrench adapter is provided that includes a body that has a base member with a bottom surface and a top surface. The body has a square shaped male drive with a side wall surface. The body has a concave transition surface with an upper end that is flush with the side wall surface so that a smooth transition is present from the side wall surface of the male drive to the concave transition surface across the upper end of the concave transition surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sunex International, Inc.
    Inventor: Orion J. Super
  • Patent number: 8340358
    Abstract: A visual camouflage system that provides at least one of thermal or radar suppression is described. The system includes a vinyl layer having a camouflage pattern on a front surface of the vinyl layer. The camouflage pattern includes a site-specific camouflage pattern. A laminate layer is secured over the front surface of the vinyl layer coating the camouflage pattern to provide protection to the camouflage pattern and strengthen the vinyl layer. One or more nanomaterials are disposed on at least one of the vinyl layer, camouflage pattern, or the laminate to provide at least one of thermal or radar suppression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Military Wraps Research and Development, Inc.
    Inventors: K. Dominic Cincotti, Trevor J. Kracker
  • Patent number: 8294030
    Abstract: A cable bus system is provided. The system may include a first cable bus support block mounted to a bus housing. The first block has a body with a front face, back face, and top face. The body of the first block defines a first cable receiving feature that extends from the front face to the back face of the body. First marking indicia is present on the front face of the first block. A second cable bus support block is adjacent the first block. The second block has a body with a front face, back face, and bottom face. The body of the second block defines a second cable receiving feature that extends from the front face to the back face of the body of the second block. Second marking indicia is present on the front face of the second block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: MP Husky
    Inventor: Michael E. Pollard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8295555
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing coverings such as leather hides and fabrics are provided. A system can include a worktable having a surface on which a covering is placeable. An imaging device can be positionable relative to the worktable. The imaging device can be configured to obtain an image of the covering on the surface of the worktable. A projector can be positionable relative to worktable. The projector can be configured to project an image onto the surface of the worktable and the covering on the surface of the worktable. A controller can be in communication with the imaging device and projector. The controller can be configured to correct images taken by the imaging device. The controller can also be configured to correct the images projected onto the surface of the worktable and the covering thereon. The controller can be configured to permit the showing of virtual markings on the covering placed on the surface of the worktable through an image projected thereon by the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Automated Vision, LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Campbell, Jr., Charles A. Leonard, Robert L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8293097
    Abstract: A system for controlling the injection of wastewater treatment chemicals into a wastewater treatment stream includes a holding tank for collecting and holding wastewater being treated, a camera positioned for making images of the wastewater in the holding tank, a computer for automatically making the images of the wastewater in the holding tank at scheduled intervals. The computer analyzes the images in order to determine the necessity for injecting wastewater treatment chemicals into the wastewater stream by measuring the size, distribution and number of pixels of differing colors and appearances, such that pixels of differing colors and appearances represent differing metal moieties in the wastewater stream. A pump and injection port injects wastewater treatment chemicals into the wastewater stream responsive to the analysis of the images indicating the necessity of such injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Gregory Scott Bowers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8250992
    Abstract: A ladder attachment platform is provided that includes a base for attachment to a ladder that has first and second side rails and a plurality of rungs that extend between in a lateral direction. Also included is a user platform for having a user stand thereon that is carried by the base. The user platform may be positioned with respect to the ladder so that it is not located between a first plane that extends through the first side rail and is perpendicular to the lateral direction and a second plane that extends through the second side rail and is perpendicular to the lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Richard W. Swygert
  • Patent number: 8250839
    Abstract: An accessory drive attachment is provided. The accessory drive attachment may be attached to a lawnmower that has a hydrostatic transmission. The transmission system of the lawnmower may be used to drive a shaft of the accessory drive attachment. An accessory such as a leaf blower, air compressor, pressure washer, or electric generator may be attached to the accessory drive attachment and driven by the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Liquid Combustion Technology LLC
    Inventors: Keith Giddens, Douglas Lloyd Glass
  • Patent number: 8210319
    Abstract: An elevating platform assembly is provided. In accordance with one exemplary embodiment a platform is present and is moveable along a travel distance of a mast. A cylinder is provided and is capable of being actuated. The cylinder is used to move the platform along the travel distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventors: John W. Boyd, William P. Whitwell, George Hicks, Ronnie D. Hicks, Timothy J. Dimmick
  • Patent number: 8211687
    Abstract: A thixotropic gel suitable for use in subsurface bioremediation is provided along with a process of using the gel. The thixotropic gel provides a non-migrating injectable substrate that can provide below ground barrier properties. In addition, the gel components provide for a favorable environment in which certain contaminants are preferentially sequestered in the gel and subsequently remediated by either indigenous or introduced microorganisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Brian D. Riha
  • Patent number: 8212684
    Abstract: An electrometer for use in measuring current is provided. The electrometer includes an enclosure capable of containing various components of the electrometer. A pre-amplifier is present and is one of the components of the electrometer. The pre-amplifier is contained by the enclosure. The pre-amplifier has a pre-amplifier enclosure that contains the pre-amplifier and provides radio frequency shielding and magnetic shielding to the pre-amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph V. Cordaro, Michael B. Wood
  • Patent number: 8213631
    Abstract: A sound system that may be used for a vehicle is provided. The system includes a head unit configured for generating an electrical signal, and a relay is configured to receive an electrical signal from the head unit. An interior speaker is carried by the vehicle and is configured for receiving an electrical signal from the relay in order to produce sound. An exterior speaker is carried by the vehicle and is configured for receiving an electrical signal from the relay in order to produce sound. A switch is configured to be opened and closed in order to trip the relay between a first state in which the interior speaker produces sound and the exterior speaker does not produce sound and a second state in which the interior speaker does not produce sound and the exterior speaker produces sound. A method of controlling a sound system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Tucker H. Couvillon, IV
  • Patent number: 8201521
    Abstract: An animal attracting device is provided. The animal attracting device may include a body that has an exterior body surface that has at least one recessed portion for the receipt of attractant so that the attractant may be deposited on the exterior body surface and the at least one recessed portion. An attachment member may also be included for attachment to a support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Bryan K. Shirley
  • Patent number: 8200277
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mobile phone with a stethoscopic function. The mobile phone with a stethoscopic function, of which the mobile phone has communication data processing functions, comprises a stethoscopic microphone which is arranged in a body of the mobile phone; and a stethoscopic system which is embedded in the body of the mobile phone. The auscultated sound data obtained from the medical examination made on the part of a human body where the stethoscopic microphone is contacted are converted into digital auscultated sound data. The digital auscultated sound data identifies corresponding sound data in the pre-stored standardized digital auscultating sound data through search and comparison within allowable errors of data. With the identified data, a diagnostic data is made available. The diagnostic data may be stored and transmitted to a physician using the communication function of the mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Byung Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 8192839
    Abstract: An elastomer fishing lure skirt comprising a silicone based elastomer substrate having a rough side wherein the substrate is separated into a plurality of filaments. The lure skirt further comprises an adhesive such as CHEMLOK® 697 (an adhesive), RTV adhesive, LOCTITE® (an adhesive), or combinations thereof. The lure skirt further comprises a biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate polyester film having a metalized foil, colored foil, holographic film, or combinations thereof bonded to its surface. Additionally, the lure skirt includes a means for semi-permanently binding the filaments together to form said lure skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventors: Daryl W. Greene, Michael T. Shelton, Van Truong
  • Patent number: 8179248
    Abstract: An acoustic door latch detector is provided in which a sound recognition sensor is integrated into a door or door lock mechanism. The programmable sound recognition sensor can be trained to recognize the acoustic signature of the door and door lock mechanism being properly engaged and secured. The acoustic sensor will signal a first indicator indicating that proper closure was detected or sound an alarm condition if the proper acoustic signature is not detected within a predetermined time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert F. Eakle, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8157380
    Abstract: A kaleidoscopic device is provided. In accordance with one embodiment, the kaleidoscopic device may have a housing mounted within a wall and a collection drum that has a plurality of display elements. The collection drum may be intermittently rotated and/or rotated at various speeds by a driving system that has a motor. A mirror structure may be mounted within the housing and used with the display elements in order to generate a decorative kaleidoscopic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventors: Patricia L. Peffer, George B. Waites
  • Patent number: D666923
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Prym Consumer USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly Dawn Buffington, Victoria Louise Walker
  • Patent number: D667040
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Simon Peter Holmes
  • Patent number: D671748
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Prym Consumer USA Inc.
    Inventors: Allison L. Guyton, Harry Shaw Strothers, IV
  • Patent number: D673864
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: You Stuff It Boxes, LLC
    Inventors: Mary C. Read, Sandi Jalernpan, Dang Jalernpan