Patents Represented by Attorney James J. Brown
  • Patent number: 5872853
    Abstract: A device and method for minimizing noise particularly adjacent a source such as a highway. A plurality of transducers (10) are oriented in a specific alignment and driven in a sequence which sends corrective pressure waves so that the noise emanating from the source will be modified upon coaction with the corrective pressure waves emanating from each transducer (10). The transducers (10) themselves include at least one pair of diaphragms (60) that are adapted to move in a arc thereby sending a pulse out from the transducers (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Inventor: Stanley Lynn Marquiss
  • Patent number: 5569676
    Abstract: A method is described for alleviating the symptoms of non-rheumatoid arthritis by administering to the afflicted subject a therapeutically effective amount of cetyl myristoleate either orally, topically, or parenterally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Inventor: Harry W. Diehl
  • Patent number: 5549878
    Abstract: Phossy water is a toxic liquid waste that is generated when elemental phosphorus is manufactured, stored, or processed into phosphorus-containing products. Elemental phosphorus may be prsent as a solution, as colloidal particles, and as settleable particles.The primary objects of the invention are as follows:1. To provide a process for the disposal of phossy water stored at the TVA National Fertilizer and Environmental Research Center.2. To provide a process for the recovery of phossy water that will be generated when hazardous wastes stored at the TVA National Fertilizer and Environmental Research Center are recycled.Phossy water can be disposed of by using it to quench and granulate molten slag at electric furnaces used to manufacture elemental phosphorus. The elemental phosphorus content of the phossy water is limited to about 2 parts per million.Phossy water that will be generated during recycling of hazardous wastes can be recovered by using it in the process to produce fluid fertilizers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Inventor: James C. Barber
  • Patent number: 5503291
    Abstract: A bladder is disclosed for providing a liquid impervious liner for the cargo compartments of vessels used to transport liquids such as petroleum and petroleum products. The bladder prevents spillage of the liquid cargo in the event the hull is breached and facilitates cleaning of the cargo compartments without environmental impairment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Inventor: James E. Craig
  • Patent number: 5447637
    Abstract: Phossy water is a toxic liquid waste that is generated when elemental phosphorus is manufactured, stored, or processed into phosphorus-containing products. Elemental phosphorus may be present as a solution, as colloidal particles, and as settleable particles.The primary objects of the invention are as follows:1. To provide a process for the disposal of phossy water stored at the TVA National Fertilizer and Environmental Research Center.2. To provide a process for the recovery of phossy water that will be generated when hazardous wastes stored at the TVA National Fertilizer and Environmental Research Center are recycled.Phossy water can be disposed of by using it to quench and granulate molten slag at electric furnaces used to manufacture elemental phosphorus. The elemental phosphorus content of the phossy water is limited to about 2 parts per million.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Inventor: James C. Barber
  • Patent number: 5400800
    Abstract: An improved device is described for measuring and registering lumbar spinal movement. The device, which is portable, is attached at an upper and lower portion of the lumbar region and measures multiple axis of motion by means of independent electric sensors. The device of the invention is an improvement over prior art devices because it provides appropriate compensation for errors induced through interaction of three axis only of rotational movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1995
    Assignee: Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment Co.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Jain, David A. Weiland
  • Patent number: 5385069
    Abstract: The invention is a device and method for the non-invasive determination of the volume of an object which may be animate. The invention employs the principal of the Helmholtz resonator to simultaneously measure acoustic resonance signals which are characteristic of the container enclosing the object and a separate resonator disposed within the container, thereby permitting determination of the body volume independent of the influence of variations in temperature and humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Assignee: Hydronautics Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Virgil E. Johnson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5380652
    Abstract: Pathogenic microorganisms such as Staphylococcus aureus are differentiated and identified by observing the selective inhibition of the microorganism which occurs when it is contacted with Alphazurine A dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Inventors: William W. Ayres, John Duda
  • Patent number: 5337757
    Abstract: A device is provided for registering and recording induced imbalance in a human subject. A horizontal platform is adapted for controlled, linear displacement in a horizontal plane to induce imbalance. Imbalance and response can be detected and recorded by means of electric contact shoes or other means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Assignee: Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment Co.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Jain, John E. Vermette, Richard Weber, Robert J. Doub, Gad Alon, Alan G. Day, III
  • Patent number: 5328833
    Abstract: Pathogenic microorganisms such as Staphylococcus aureus are differentiated and identified by observing the selective inhibition of the microorganism which occurs when it is contacted with Alphazurine A dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Inventors: William W. Ayres, John Duda
  • Patent number: 5215699
    Abstract: A rigid, durable construction material is described along with a method for making the material. The material is particularly characterized by having a specific, textured surface which can resemble stucco and which can be reproduced exactly any desired number of times. The unique surface charactistics of the invention are obtained by preparing a reusable mold which is obtained by a reverse casting of a polymeric gel onto a cellular foam surface. The construction material of the invention is essentially a laminated, rigid backing having a polymeric surface with the desired texture obtained by casting onto the reusable mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Inventor: Ivan E. Lieberman
  • Patent number: 5209240
    Abstract: A device is provided for registering and recording induced imbalance in a human subject. A horizontal platform is adapted for controlled, linear displacement in a horizontal plane to induce imbalance. Imbalance and response can be detected and recorded by means of electric contact shoes or other means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignee: Baltimore Therapeutic Co.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Jain, John E. Vermette, Richard Weber, Robert J. Doub, Gad Alon, Alan G. Day, III
  • Patent number: 5151071
    Abstract: An isoinertial lift machine is described which can be used to evaluate and train patients in the static and dynamic lift modes. The machine consists of an arm which can be positioned on a vertical column. At the end of the arm, various size attachments and handles can be attached. The arm also carries a force sensor that measures the forces applied to the handles. In the static mode, the arm is positioned at a desired height and locked in place. The patient lifts on the handle, and the force sensor registers the lifting force. Since the handle does not move during the lift, the mode is called static. In the dynamic mode, the arm/handle moves in the vertical direction during the lift. A resistance mechanism is used to resist the lifting force applied by the user at the handle. The resisting force is always pulling the arm down, both in the lifting and the lowering motion. The resisting force remains constant throughout the range of motion during lifting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment Co.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Jain, John E. Vermette
  • Patent number: 5142944
    Abstract: Back exercise apparatus has a seat and a footrest, with a first backrest pivotable about a horizontal first axis for biasing the upper portion of a person on the seat about the first axis, and a second backrest pivotable about a vertical second axis for biasing the upper portion of the person about the second axis. A gearbox selectively connects a drive to either backrest and has an input shaft connected to the drive, a pair of output shafts parallel to the input shaft and a selector for connecting the input shaft to a selected one of the output shafts for rotating the selected output shaft in either direction of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment Co.
    Inventors: James A. McArthur, David C. Short
  • Patent number: 5143083
    Abstract: A blood collection needle holder is described which permits quick release of a spent blood collection needle once it has been used without complex manipulation by the health care provider. The device provides a locking mechanism on one end of a needle and blood collection container holder which can be opened with the fingers of one hand in order to avoid time consuming and potentially hazardous manipulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Inventors: Habib Al-Sioufi, Antoine J. Koudsi
  • Patent number: 5070668
    Abstract: A rigid, durable construction material is described along with a method for making the material. The material is particularly characterized by having a specific, textured surface which can resemble stucco and which can be reproduced exactly any desired number of times. The unique surface characteristics of the invention are obtained by preparing a reusable mold which is obtained by a reverse casting of a polymeric gel onto a cellular foam surface. The construction material of the invention is essentially a laminated, rigid backing having a polymeric surface coating with the desired texture obtained by casting a polymeric gel onto the reusable mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Inventor: Ivan E. Lieberman
  • Patent number: 5070863
    Abstract: Back exercise apparatus has a seat and a footrest, with a first backrest pivotable about a horizontal first axis for biasing the upper portion of a person on the seat about the first axis, and a second backrest pivotable about a vertical second axis for biasing the upper portion of the person about the second axis. A gearbox selectively connects a drive to either backrest and has an input shaft connected to the drive, a pair of output shafts parallel to the input shaft and a selector for connecting the input shaft to a selected one of the output shafts for rotating the selected output shaft in either direction of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Assignee: Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment Co.
    Inventors: James A. McArthur, David C. Short
  • Patent number: 5062837
    Abstract: A blood collection needle holder is described which permits quick release of a spent blood collection needle once it has been used without complex manipulation by the health care provider. The device provides a locking mechanism on one end of a needle and blood collection container holder which can be opened with the fingers of one hand in order to avoid time consuming and potentially hazardous manipulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Inventors: Habib Al-Sioufi, Antoine J. Koudsi
  • Patent number: D318440
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Inventor: Grace J. Williams
  • Patent number: D356738
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1995
    Inventor: Grace J. Williams