Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm James Ray & Associates
  • Patent number: 8220645
    Abstract: A desk organizer device having a housing member disposed on a substantially hollow base member having open front and back ends. A plurality of compartments disposed on and within the housing member for storing a plurality of items. An electric pencil sharpener, a digital touch screen, a tape dispenser, and at least one of cork board, foam material, and apertures for holding items being located on the housing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Henry Robinson
  • Patent number: 8136683
    Abstract: A draft gear assembly which is mountable within a yoke of the railway vehicle for cushioning buff and draft dynamic impact forces encountered during make-up and operation of a railway vehicle includes a compressible spring positioned intermediate the front coupler follower and the rear follower in alignment with the longitudinal axis of the yoke. A pair of axially aligned compressible springs may be also provided being either separated by a center plate or by a wall of the yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Wabtec Holding Corp
    Inventors: Ronald J. Sprainis, Michael E. Ring, Bradley Anderson, Jonathon Marlow, David Meyer, Michael Moriarity, Wajih Kanjo
  • Patent number: 8066268
    Abstract: The present invention can be used to hold one's screw driving bits directly on the tool so a specific bit can easily be found and employed as needed. Each holder may be produced from a heavy duty plastic or rubber. There may be approximately 8-10 openings for assorted bits, which allow 16-20 different bits to be inserted. The bits may stick out the top and bottom of the holder so a user may see exactly what type each is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventors: Charles E. Brauer, Mary A. Brauer, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8063813
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus and method of detecting, locating, and suppressing electronic devices, specifically IEDs. This RF emission measurement device in some embodiments can also be considered a system for RF emission measurement, location, and suppression. In some embodiments the apparatus comprises a high sensitivity receiver for receiving and analyzing electronic emissions. In other embodiments the apparatus comprises a high sensitivity receiver and an electromagnetic source for illuminating, and/or suppressing an electromagnetic device. The electromagnetic source could be any electromagnetic emitter known in the art, for example a magnetron or an adjustable wideband electromagnetic emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Nokomis, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter J. Keller
  • Patent number: 8032999
    Abstract: In combination with a crank assembly, the improvement comprising an apparatus for improving operation of the crank assembly. The apparatus includes an elongated extension member having each of a predetermined shape, a first predetermined length and formed of a first predetermined material, such predetermined shape includes a projection on one end thereof for engagement with one end of the crank assembly. A rotatable handle member is disposed around at least a portion of the elongated extension member, such rotatable handle member having a second predetermined length and formed of a second predetermined material. There is a means for securing the rotatable handle member to the elongated handle member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Brian H. Herd
  • Patent number: 8033533
    Abstract: An air spring actuated brake assembly for a railway vehicle braking system is provided which comprises an air spring disposed between a mounting member for attachment to the rigid structure of the braking system and a push rod attached thereto for longitudinal movement in an outward direction upon actuation thereof to initiate a braking sequence of the railway vehicle braking system. The air spring actuated brake assembly of the present invention allows for improved control of the brake shoe forces including visual travel measurement indication which is especially desirable during light load conditions. Additionally the air spring actuated brake assembly of the invention allows for the visual inspection and simple replacement of an inflatable spring should an air leak in the actuator occur. Currently used brake assemblies employing cylinder type actuators may be retrofitted with the air spring actuator of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: WABTEC Holding Corp.
    Inventors: Michael E. Ring, Gary L. Voong, Eric S. Graves, Frank E. Tinch
  • Patent number: 7815701
    Abstract: A portable apparatus for cleaning an elongated air filter includes housing, a generally closed chamber which is formed within the housing and which has an irregular inner wall surface capable of providing resistance to a fluid flow discharged into the chamber and a hollow shaft mounted for rotation within the housing and extending through the chamber. One end of the shaft is connected to a source of fluid under pressure. A plurality of nozzles are secured to the elongated shaft and positioned within the chamber and a plurality of orifices are radially formed through a wall of the hollow shaft. Fluid which is supplied under pressure to the shaft exits through the plurality of jets forming the fluid flow that causes rotation of the shaft and exits the plurality of orifices toward an inner surface of a filtering medium of such air filter causing contaminants to exit such air filtering medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: Dennis R. Grieve
  • Patent number: 7544100
    Abstract: A combination expandable outlet and surge protector apparatus includes a plurality of outlet plugs which are separately moveable and are protected by a water impervious sheathing attached to each plug and at least one surge protector circuit. The apparatus can either be engaged with the wall outlet or as a extension type outlet. The preferred embodiment includes an on/off switch and an indicator lamp that is illuminated when the plurality of outlets are energized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Inventor: Yekusiel Teitelbaum
  • Patent number: 7515094
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring at least one of unintentional and intentional electromagnetic emissions for at least one of enabling electromagnetic location of predetermined electronic equipment giving off such at least one of such unintentional and intentional electromagnetic emissions, tagging such predetermined electronic equipment and tracking such predetermined electronic equipment and various combination thereof. The apparatus comprises an emitter mechanism for providing an amplified electromagnetic energy which at least one of amplifies and changes a frequency content of the at least one of such unintentional and intentional electromagnetic emissions signature of a targeted electronic device by using an applied electromagnetic field generated by the emitter mechanism. There is a receiver for receiving the at least one of such unintentional and intentional electromagnetic emissions signature of such targeted electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Nokomis, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter J. Keller, III
  • Patent number: 7501591
    Abstract: A device for measuring and annunciating weight of a luggage article having a carrying member includes a handle and a load measuring member which is operatively secured to the handle for generating an output signal. A hook shaped member is mounted for a vertical movement within the handle and applies force to the load measuring member when the luggage article is lifted, whereby the load measuring member is responsive to the applied load to generate the output signal which is indicative of the weight of such luggage article. A controller is mounted within the handle and has a processing member which is connected to a source of electrical power supply and which is responsive to receipt of the generated output signal to determine weight of the luggage article which is then displayed on a display which is operably connected to the processing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Inventors: Cesar Muniz, Angel Muniz
  • Patent number: 7494254
    Abstract: A pull down light fixture having a cover connected to a bottom portion of the light fixture. A power source is connected to the light fixture via a power cord. A power cord base engages a ceiling for housing the power cord. A predetermined plurality of retraction cords are connected to the cover for at least one of raising and lowering the cover. A retraction cord mechanism is connected to each retraction cord for enabling such retraction cords to at least one of extend and retract. A predetermined plurality of retraction cord bases engage the ceiling for housing each retraction cord and retraction cord mechanism. A pull down attachment is connected to the light fixture for enabling the light fixture to be pulled down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventor: Elizabeth M. Rogers
  • Patent number: 7491898
    Abstract: An arrangement for shielding a gap between a pair of adjacently disposed electrically conductive structural members in a radio frequency shielded enclosure against leakage of radio frequency. The shielding arrangement includes a first compressible shielding member and a first retaining member for positioning the first shielding member adjacent an edge portion of one of such pair of structural members. There is a second compressible shielding member and a second retaining member for positioning the second shielding member adjacent an edge of opposed one of such pair of structural members, whereby each of the first and the second shielding members is compressed by an opposed one of the first and the second retaining means for shielding such gap against the leakage of radio frequency. One of such pair of structural members may be a personnel access door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: Daniel Villanella
  • Patent number: 7487695
    Abstract: A hand brake having mechanism for retaining the hand brake in a substantially released and hold position to prevent unwanted application of the railway car brakes due to vibration or other energy sources during railway car motion. Such mechanism includes at least one spring mounted to the hand brake housing substantially engaging a release lever disposed within a quick release mechanism so as to prevent reverse rotation of the release lever causing an unintended take-up of the chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: WABTEC Holding Corp.
    Inventors: Howard Sommerfeld, Scott Natschke
  • Patent number: 7488312
    Abstract: A screen for use with a fluid/specimen collector and a combination screen and fluid/specimen collector for collecting and trapping patient specimen(s) during a medical procedure comprising a collecting trap for receiving fluid/specimen(s) therein, a lid, an intake member for transferring fluid/specimen(s) from a patient into the collecting trap, and a waste exit member. The screen of the invention comprises an insert member capable of being placed within the lid of the fluid/specimen collector. The insert member includes an intake aperture, enabling the intake member to extend through to transfer fluid/specimen(s) from a patient into the collecting trap. The insert also includes a plurality of straining apertures capable of allowing excess fluid to pass through and exit the collector through the waste exit member while preventing specimens from passing through the straining apertures, thus trapping these specimens within the collector for easy retrieval for subsequent medical testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Inventors: Joann E. Rogers, Marcia Caldwell
  • Patent number: 7475885
    Abstract: A device for mounting on a shopping cart that holds small items being purchased which otherwise could fall through openings in the shopping cart while shopping. The device includes a basket member made from a predetermined material and having a predetermined configuration. There is at least one aperture formed through a wall of the basket member. There is also a mechanism connectable through the at least one aperture and an opening between bars of a sidewall of the shopping cart for mounting the basket member one of inside and outside such shopping cart on one of the bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Inventor: Jeanne Kovath
  • Patent number: 7325720
    Abstract: A package formed from a cardboard blank having crease lines and wall panels, bottom flaps forming a bottom of the package and top flaps, namely short-side flaps and long-side flaps, folded and heat sealed together to form the top of the package. One of the long-side flaps has at its free end a seal tab, which is provided with a heat seal adhesive and is sealed against the opposite long-side flap. The seal tab has a smaller length than the width of the package for enabling it to be brought down into the top of the package for re-closing thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Forpacknings/AB Nord-Emballage
    Inventors: Ulf Jeppsson, Niilo Poyhonen
  • Patent number: 7195368
    Abstract: An apparatus for attracting fish includes a light source for emitting a green light. The light source is disposed within an enclosure which is removably attached to a rigid structure at a predetermined distance above a water surface and includes a diffuser capable of passing the emitted light therethrough. The light source is electrically connected to a power source capable of supplying 120 volts AC. Control switch disposed intermediate the light source and the power source selectively controls supply and termination of the voltage to the light source. The emitted light penetrates the diffuser and the water surface and is transmitted to a predetermined distance below the surface of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Superfishlight, Inc
    Inventor: Charles L Heath, II
  • Patent number: 6978228
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of performing a system reverse engineering process. The method provides for an examination of the application system that requires reverse engineering by examining the entire network structure forming the system, by tracking chains of nodes and links in accordance with a predetermined tracking method, that will ensure a complete examination. The information gathered from the examination will permit formatting of the information into a form in which it represents the application system in a usable form. The method of the invention provides also for the creation of a software program or an entire software system that can be employed for carrying out the reverse engineering process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Inventor: Graham Paul Gordon
  • Patent number: D587323
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventor: Carolyn B. McKinney
  • Patent number: D588171
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Inventor: Joshua J. Dawson