Patents Represented by Law Firm James & Franklin
  • Patent number: 6694899
    Abstract: A method for minimizing corrosion and the build-up of deposits on surfaces of a flue-gas system exposed to moist substances and elevated temperatures, and particularly those surfaces which are used to convey other additives to the system and the surfaces of gas/gas heaters which receive the output from scrubbers, which method involves adding to the system, particularly in those conduits and at the surfaces of the gas/gas heater, generally inert bulking agents such as perlite and vermiculite in expanded form, such agents, apparently by acting under the operating conditions to which they are subjected to retain substantial quantities of water without becoming dissolved, accomplishing the desired results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Apollo Technologies International Corp.
    Inventors: Ira Kukin, William Carmen Pepe
  • Patent number: 6691905
    Abstract: A compact golf accessory organizer with a multi-mounting, universal functioning clip, which can attach to several different items. The common items for attachment include a golfer's golf bag, golf cart visor, clothing waistband, belt, pockets, and the like. The compact organizer contains a vac-form with impressions that mold around the included articles. This is specifically designed to only hold the following articles: four tees, two ball markers, and a universal tool which consists of a divot repair, a spike tightening device, a club cleaner and cigar holder. These items are included in the golf accessory organizer. The compact size of the organizer allows it to be stored in a golfer's shirt or pant pocket, or the user can attach it to their waistband without obstructing the golfers swing. This organizer will free up the golfers pockets and conveniently organize the common items used during the game of golf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: Greg S. Berdan
  • Patent number: 6688855
    Abstract: A water diverter assembly is mounted between the supply pipe and showerhead. It includes an inlet passage and outlet passage connected by a bypass valve. A remote pump is connected by inlet and outlet hoses between the inlet passage and the outlet passage, respectively. A pressure sensitive switch actuates the pump only when water pressure above a preset level is sensed at the supply pipe. The water pressure at the shower head is controlled by the bypass valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventor: Jan Beckerman
  • Patent number: 6688502
    Abstract: The connector connects a supported hanger and a supporting hanger. The connector engages the supported hanger at spaced points to avoid swaying of the supported hanger relative to the supporting hanger. The hangers are connected with their centers of gravity aligned so as to prevent tipping under the weight of the supported apparel. The connector is received on the supporting hanger so as not to obscure an indicia bearing clip mounted on the arcuate bar engaging part of the support hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventor: Steven Kunreuther
  • Patent number: 6689039
    Abstract: Apparatus for automatically attaching tags to articles employs a simplified tag feed mechanism in the form of a pivotally mounted spring-loaded tag feed plate. The plate receives the printed tag from the tag dispenser. The plate, with its tag, and the article to be tagged, are moved together, either manually or by action of a pneumatic cylinder, toward an attaching device such that the needle penetrates the article and the tag at the same time. The attacher is actuated to dispense a fastener through the needle. The spring-loading of the plate then urges the plate away from the needle, allowing the article with its anchored tag to be removed, once the plate clears the needle. The tag dispenser is then actuated to dispense the next printed tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventor: Steven Kunreuther
  • Patent number: 6685314
    Abstract: The lens sections of the sunglasses are joined by a spring mechanism. The mechanism includes first and second concentric tubular members. Each member is affixed to the rim of a different one of the lens sections. The members enclose the spring which urges the lens sections toward each other, such that prongs mounted on the rims can engage an eyeglasses frame to mount the sunglasses thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Inventor: Dean Friedman
  • Patent number: 6658299
    Abstract: An artificial system for vision and the like in which a camera views an object and creates signals corresponding thereto which are conveyed to the nervous system of the subject and produce corresponding sensations such as phosphenes in the subject's nervous system, in which the effectiveness of the system in conveying intelligence to the subject is enhanced by converting light-corresponding and dark-corresponding portions of the camera-produced signals into dark-corresponding and light-corresponding portions of the actual sensation-producing signals. Other enhancements include producing a comparatively bright signal of the edge of the object being viewed, the signals applied by a multiplexer which applies the plurality of pulses sequentially to particular locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Inventor: William H. Dobelle
  • Patent number: 6651831
    Abstract: A suction cup is mounted to each end of the tension rod by a mounting part. The mounting part has a body with a cylindrical recess to receive the rod end and a circular end part with a planar end surface with an opening. The enlarged hemispherical head portion of the suction cup is received in the opening such that the cup portion of the suction cup is proximate the end surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Ex-Cell Home Fashions, Inc.
    Inventor: David Samelson
  • Patent number: 6644608
    Abstract: The clip includes spaced hollow members each defining a channel adapted to receive the temple piece of an eyeglass frame. It also includes first and second inclined elements to support the bridge of the eyeglasses. A rod is engaged between the members. The rod may be provided with a stand for display on a surface or may be used with brackets attached to a flat or slotted wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: 20/20 Marketing Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert G. Begg
  • Patent number: 6626298
    Abstract: Bills are loaded into a hopper, separated and moved one at a time passed authentication sensors and an optical scanner. The sensors include a UV scanner, a magnetic sensor, an infrared scanner and a metallic thread detector. A main transport belt cooperates with first and second sensor transport belts to move the bills through the scanning section and into the bill collection section. The bill collection section includes multiple collection bins, each associated with a gate which, when actuated, guides a bill into the bin. A plurality of bill tracking sensors are located along the transport path. Data signals from the authentication sensors and the optical scanner for each bill are digitized and alternately routed to two parallel data processors. The processor outputs and tracking sensor outputs are fed to a control circuit which operates the collection bin gates and regulates the transport mechanism speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Cashcan Corp.
    Inventor: Jacob Lax
  • Patent number: 6607180
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-purpose tool for use in connection with vehicle adjustments and repairs when it is required, in the course of repair or maintenance work, that the steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator pedal (or clutch pedal, if present) be placed and retained in a particular position while appropriate work is performed. The tool comprises a plurality of parts selectively assemblable to carry out the desired one of a number of possible procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: S&G Tool Aid Corp.
    Inventor: Michael W. Zak
  • Patent number: 6592220
    Abstract: Lenses are removably mounted on the brow bar of an eyeglass frame. A coupling part is fixed to the top of each lens, preferably by a rim member attached to the lens by conventional techniques. The coupling part is composed of magnetically attractive material and includes a protrusion. Each side of the brow bar carries one or more magnets to engage a coupling part and a recess to receive a protrusion to insure proper positioning of the lens relative to the brow bar. The coupling part may be retained behind, on top of, below or in front of the brow bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Inventor: Lak Cheong
  • Patent number: 6553919
    Abstract: The work surface has a recess into which a solid state display is received. The display is mounted for movement between a storage position, where the rear surface is co-planar with, and forms a part of, the work surface and a viewing position wherein the display screen is visible. The angle of the display relative to the work surface is adjustable about a horizontal axis for viewing comfort. In one embodiment, the recess is located in a circular section of the work surface which is rotatable relative to the remainder of the surface so as to permit adjustment of the position of the display about a vertical axis, as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventor: Donald Nevin
  • Patent number: 6546571
    Abstract: The header is heat sealed along the top of one side of the liner body with both ends extending beyond the edges of the liner body. The ends of the header are folded around the edges of the liner body to a position parallel to the other side of the liner and heat sealed. Grommets are mounted through the liner and header portions such that the hook receiving openings at the corners of the liner are re-enforced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Ex-Cell Home Fashions, Inc.
    Inventor: David Samelson
  • Patent number: 6543629
    Abstract: The cover mounts over the end of a tension rod of the type which is used to mount window curtains or the like between opposing surfaces of a window recess. The cover is provided in mating parts which are assembled and joined together. The edges of the parts are provided with aligned pairs of protrusions and recesses adapted to frictionally engage to join the parts. Some of the protrusions are bifurcated with a circumferential flange for more positive engagement. To make the cover compatible with a smaller diameter rod, a split ring adapter collar can be situated between the rod and the neck of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Ex-Cell Home Fashions, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel Samelson
  • Patent number: 6530120
    Abstract: The hook has a molded plastic body including a rod engaging part formed of arcuate sections with roller bearing receiving cavities. Means for joining the sections are provided. The hook is assembled by placing the roller bearings in the cavities in one of the sections. The sections are then aligned and joined together. The hook body also includes a curtain receiving part, integral with one of the rod engaging part sections. The curtain receiving part includes oppositely inclined portions. The portions meet at a point along the vertical axis of the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Ex-Cell Home Fashions, Inc.
    Inventor: David Samelson
  • Patent number: D467736
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Cleaner's Supply. Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas Russell
  • Patent number: D481867
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Global Shop, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradford J. Hotz
  • Patent number: D482163
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Dunrite Models, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Brown
  • Patent number: D485062
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Global Shop, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradford J. Hotz