Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Jacobson & Johnson
  • Patent number: 8331648
    Abstract: A system and a method of identifying, accepting or rejecting faulty sealant containing twist-on wire connectors wherein an image sensor generates an output image signal of a partly assembled twist-on wire connector or an assembled twist-on wire connector and compares the output image signal to a reference image signal to identify or reject a twist-on wire connector if the output image signal of the twist-on wire connector is outside an acceptable range and accept the twist-on wire connector if the output image signal is within the acceptable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Patent Store LLC
    Inventors: James C. Keeven, Lloyd Herbert King, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8321156
    Abstract: Readings of odorous air concentration or strength are taken at various locations in the vicinity of a site being monitored for odorous air and are entered into an electronic database and electronically combined with a map of the vicinity of the site to produce a visual pattern of the odorous air with respect to the site. Readings may further include meteorological data, odor descriptors, time and date, and the like and some of the readings may be transformed into symbolic form for visual display on the map. Preferably the map is an Internet accessible on-line map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Charles M. McGinley
  • Patent number: 8296201
    Abstract: A non-internet accessible, lightweight, compact expenditure recording electronic device comprising a housing having a front face and an opposing rear face, a processor located within the housing for processing data associated with a single financial account, a memory for storing data associated with the single financial account with the memory in electronic communication with the processor, a screen attached to the housing at the front face with the screen coupled to be operable by the processor to display data of the single financial account to a user of the device, a plurality of input keys disposed on the front face of the housing for inputting data to the memory and track changes to the data for the single financial account, and a communication port disposed on the housing and configured to connect to the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Georgia Sherman
  • Patent number: 8292840
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for on-the-go humidifying an insufflation gas through water vapor transfer from a liquid to the insufflation gas through a barrier separating the gas from the liquid to enable the gas in a normally trauma inducing state to be brought to a conditioned state. If the gas is at an improper insufflation temperature the temperature of the gas can be brought to the proper insufflation temperature at the same time the gas is humidified through heat transfer through the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Lexion Medical LLC
    Inventors: Michael Spearman, John H. Burban, Douglas E. Ott, Majid Zia
  • Patent number: 8269638
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is an apparatus including an alarm for alerting an operator to recharge a humidifier, wherein such alarm is generated other than through the use of a humidity sensor. In one embodiment the total work performed during heating and hydrating an insufflation gas is measured and an alarm generated when the total work performed exceeds a particular threshold. In another embodiment, a flow meter is used to measure the total flow of insufflation gas so that when the total flow of insufflation gas reaches a predetermined level an alarm is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Lexion Medical LLC
    Inventors: Duane Lloyd, Douglas E. Ott
  • Patent number: 8256448
    Abstract: A butterfly valve for handling materials where the temperature of the materials flowing through the butterfly valve can exceed the breakdown temperature of the sealing member with the butterfly valve inhibiting contact of hot transportable materials with the sealing member to isolate the hot transportable materials from the sealing member. Cooling conduits maintain at least portions of the valve that contacts the sealing member at a temperature below the breakdown temperature of the sealing member to prevent seal failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Dynamic Air Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Steele
  • Patent number: 8257109
    Abstract: A lever push-in wire connector having a sealant therein to enable formation of a waterproof electrical connection by axial insertion of a wire into a chamber contained a resilient conductor protected by the sealant with the resilient conductor displaceable into a waterproof electrical contact with the wire while both the resilient conductor and the wire remain in the presence of the sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Patent Store LLC
    Inventors: Lloyd Herbert King, Jr., James C. Keeven
  • Patent number: 8256450
    Abstract: A butterfly valve with an undulating sealing surface, which has an inflatable annular seal mounted in a housing. A disk is pivotally mounted in the housing and has an edge with an undulating sealing surface and a peripheral sealing edge. The undulating sealing surface of the disk and a sealing face of the annular seal have non-mating profiles when the valve is in an unsealed condition. Pressure in a chamber proximate the annular seal causes the face of the annular seal to expand and deform and the face forms a high-pressure seal between the sealing ridge and the annular seal. Also includes a method for stopping delivery of a conduit transportable material through a butterfly valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Dynamil Air Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Hansen, Daniel Sabelko
  • Patent number: 8216014
    Abstract: An ambidextrous rescue device having a slip ring rotateable mounted with respect to the rescue device to permit the slip ring to rotate independently of the rescue device as the rescue device is thrown to thereby enhance the distance the rescue device can be thrown by reducing the spin that needs to be imparted to the rescue device during a throwing motion as well as reducing the tendency of the rescue device to spin out of a victims grasp once the rescue device is retrieved by pulling on the rope attached to the rescue device. A further advantage is that the device can be thrown by either a left hand thrower or a right hand thrower. In another embodiment the rescue device includes an arm girth to automatically cinch a person's extremity to the rescue device as the rescue device is pulled toward the rescuer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: John K Samelian
  • Patent number: 8211052
    Abstract: A charged hydration device and a method of filling the hydration device so the charged hydration that can be mounted to a medical apparatus that provides insufflation fluid to a body cavity either immediately prior to the medical procedure or during a medical procedure with the charged hydration device including an inlet and outlet for an inline connection with the medical apparatus so that an insufflation gas delivered through the charged hydration device is hydrated to prevent tissue damage to a person receiving the insufflation gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Lexion Medical LLC
    Inventors: Douglas E. Ott, Robert I. Gray, Duane Lloyd
  • Patent number: 8212147
    Abstract: A finger friendly twist-on wire connector having a spiral coil and an open end rigid shell secured to the spiral coil with the rigid shell having an outer surface with a circumferential band and a closed end supporting a finger cushion material integral to at least a portion of the outer surface of the rigid shell with the finger cushion material including a plurality of circumferentially spaced elongated ribs resiliently deformable in response to radially and tangential finger forces thereon as rotational finger forces are transmitted to the rigid shell through the finger cushion material to thereby inhibit finger fatigue and finger injury while allowing the user to maintain a feel of the wire engagement within the wire connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Patent Store LLC
    Inventors: Steven Rhea, L. Herbert King, Jr., James Keeven
  • Patent number: 8151400
    Abstract: A device by which a person who is handicapped by physical limitations in performing ordinary cleaning of the anal region after toilet excretion has elongated members which have grips or handles at one end and finger-like tips at the other end and are pivotally attached to one another intermediate the ends so that the user can grasp the handle end and hold toilet tissue between the finger-like pads and move the device horizontally while partly slightly raised above the toilet seat to place the tissue in the anal region and move the device to produce a wiping action and when completed, turn the device to release the used tissue into the toilet bowl. The device can be used in similar fashion to apply medication to the anal-genital region. An embodiment of the invention provides an adjustability feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Michael J. McCoy
  • Patent number: 8146428
    Abstract: A safety system for testing high-pressure devices comprising an explosion-proof safety housing; a high-pressure pneumatics testing equipment located within the housing; a closeable access opening in the housing for inserting a high-pressure device for testing within the housing; a device located within the housing for coupling the high-pressure pneumatics testing equipment to the high-pressure device for testing; a control panel located outside the housing; and a device linking the high-pressure pneumatics testing equipment to the control panel for operating the high-pressure pneumatics testing equipment within the safety housing from the control panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Terry J. Lavergne
  • Patent number: 8137245
    Abstract: A non-electric low impact exercise apparatus comprising a base, a first footpad having a first end and a second end and a second footpad having a first end and a second end, and at least one cross member pivotally attached to the base with the cross member swivelable with respect to the base and pivotally connecting the first footpad to the second footpad with the first footpad and the second footpad swingable in a clockwise and arcing and a counterclockwise and arcing direction along a single plane with respect to the base by virtue of the pivotal attachment to the cross member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Patrick J. Tittle
  • Patent number: 8133398
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling a water characteristic of a body of water by controlling the cyclic release of a water characteristic material into the body of water with or without the system being responsive to a level of the water characteristic in the body of water with the system capable of being controlled from a display or from a wireless control module or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: King Technology Inc
    Inventors: Joseph A. King, Jeffrey D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8123956
    Abstract: An interactive sanitizer controller/display pad and method for controlling and selecting a dispensing rate in a sanitizer dispensing system based on the time the system is in a periodic dispensing mode and for indicating when a sanitizing dispenser needs replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: King Technology
    Inventors: Joseph A. King, Mark Snetting, Jeffrey D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8070549
    Abstract: A baby distraction item and more specifically a baby toy for storing baby care items such as baby clean-up items with the baby toy temporarily distracting a baby with the baby top comprising either a cover or a base with a chamber for holding baby care item so that when a caretaker cleans up a baby, the baby may grasp the handle and play with the base or cover as a toy to distract the baby while a diaper is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Molly King
  • Patent number: 8070941
    Abstract: A control system comprising a timer based controller and a valve wherein the timer-based controller has a fixed period and the timer based controller regularly cycles the valve between a first condition and a second condition with the first portion of the cycle directing a first flow of water through a dispensable material and the remaining portion of the cycle directing a lesser flow of water through the dispensable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: King Technology
    Inventors: Joseph A. King, Jeffrey D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8067692
    Abstract: A twist-on wire connector having a finger friendly cushion cover that covers not only the normal hand gripping region but at least part or all of the normal non-hand gripping region of the twist-on wire connector so that regardless of the way the twist-on wire connector is grasped the user fingers engage the cushion cover to inhibit finger and hand injury and fatigue from repeated securement of twist-on wire connectors as well as twist-on wire connector with enhanced gripping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: The Patent Store LLC
    Inventors: William Hiner, Lloyd Herbert King, Jr., James Keevan, Frank Vlasaty, Steven Rhea
  • Patent number: D660933
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventors: John P. Mathiesen, Thomas Coy