Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Jason A. Bernstein
  • Patent number: 7498906
    Abstract: A radiated mode coaxial cable comprising an outer conductor provided with a periodic aperture array, comprising a plurality (n) of apertures or aperture sets, repeated along the length of said outer conductor whereas a constant spacing s separates the left end of the first aperture of one array and the left end of the first aperture of a next array, wherein each array comprises at least 10 apertures or aperture sets, whereas the global length L (in mm) of the apertures or aperture sets is larger than (10D/n)1/2 where D is the diameter of the cable (in mm) and whereas the aperture spacing (d) in between two successive apertures or aperture sets is larger than 1.5w where w is the aperture width in the cable axis direction, and wherein the spacing s between two successive aperture arrays is selected so that ?opt.1/(??r?0,866)<s<?opt.2/(??r?1), where ?opt.1 and ?opt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Institut Scientifique de Service Public
    Inventor: Willy Pirard
  • Patent number: 6834762
    Abstract: A foldable beverage container formed from a single blank without adhesives, comprising a pair of vertical divider panels, each panel having at least one aperture forming a handle, a horizontal score, and a ledge extending from both sides of the panel. Foldably associated with each divider panel is a bottom panel for supporting the beverage container. Foldably associated with each bottom panel is a side wall panel. Foldably extending from each side wall panel is a pair of mirror image transverse support members. The transverse members preferably have at least one arcuate portion capable of partially holding a cup or other object. Each transverse member has a middle support member having a notch therein which can receive the divider panels and to restrict sideways movement of the divider panels. The carrier can be designed to accommodate a number of containers by modifying the width of the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Pratt Industries (U.S.A.), Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Krisko, Craig Martin Elvin, Jason Asher Bernstein
  • Patent number: 6818008
    Abstract: A method of sealing percutaneous punctures in a patient's body that open into an internal body cavity using a sealing material such as a fibrin adhesive while preventing the sealing material from entering the body cavity. The apparatus for delivering the sealing material is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: CCH Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher U. Cates, Robert C. Hornak, Frank H. Stephens, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6792182
    Abstract: An optical echelle grating for use with a switching fabric to provide different wavelength switching assemblies such as an optical cross connect. The single grating receives a plurality of multiplexed input optical signals and provides optical signals corresponding to the individual wavelength channels to a switching fabric. The switching fabric routes the signals corresponding to the wavelength channels appropriately and the signals then propagate to the grating once more and are wavelength multiplexed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Metrophotonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Davies, Orazio Berolo, Bryant Hichwa
  • Patent number: 6783258
    Abstract: A portable message sign having a housing and a front surface angled with respect to a rear surface and an array of light emitting devices (such as LEDs) being angled so that the LEDs are parallel to the horizon. The LEDs are mounted at an angle to a printed circuit board (PCB), which is mounted between the front and rear surfaces. In one embodiment, the pins of the LEDs are of different lengths so that when mounted to the PCB the lens of the LED directs light at an angle with respect to the PCB. In another embodiment, a strip of hard material is laid down next to the holes in the PCB that through mount LEDs are inserted, which cause the LED to mount at an angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: American Signal Company
    Inventor: Patrick Henry Ryan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6779808
    Abstract: At least one limited articulating female hitch mechanism and trailer for mounting to a conventional trailer hitch male connection member mounted on a towing vehicle. The hitch mechanisms are pivotal in only the vertical plane. The combination comprises a trailer having a horizontally disposed load supporting frame mounting of swivel (or 360 degree horizontally rotating) wheel assemblies about 360 degrees. This arrangement, coupled with the hitch mechanism, assures the trailer tracks the towing vehicle so that the sides of the towing vehicle and the sides of the trailer remain constantly parallel to each other Reduced trailer size and weight, reduced storage requirements, ease of backup maneuvering and avoidance of road hazards, vehicles, pedestrians and objects is thus facilitated by such arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Inventor: Steven Elliott Connor
  • Patent number: 6767870
    Abstract: A solid lubricant bar for use in high temperature environments, such as rotary kilns, comprising an organo phosphate, such as triphenyl phosphate, a solid lubricant selected from the group comprising graphite, molybdenum, boron, boron nitride, tungsten, polytetrafluoroethylene, and mixtures thereof; and a soft metal selected from the group consisting of copper, aluminum, tin and mixtures thereof. The solid lubricant bar has an auto-ignition temperature of at least about 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit (537 degrees Celsius).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: C&C Oil Company
    Inventor: Alan C. Lockett, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6729316
    Abstract: There is described an improved method for treating crankcase emissions from an internal combustion engine, comprising the steps of directing the emissions from the crankcase to an emissions separator, subjecting the emissions in the separator to a series of cleansing operations for removal of contaminants, directing the flow of cleansed emissions through a one way check valve back to the engine for combustion and collecting the separated contaminants for disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Vortex Automotive Corporation
    Inventor: Desmond Knowles
  • Patent number: 6727851
    Abstract: A system for locating electromagnetic signal sources via the rotational Doppler effect whereby a radar station generating electromagnetic signals, such as radar frequency signals, initially scans the sky for aircraft. An aircraft having the system operationally installed thereon and utilizing apparatus or navigational systems already present on the aircraft receives radar signals. The system is programmed to capture radar signal parameters and extract the rotational Doppler frequencies induced by the motion of the aircraft. The angular velocity of the host platform is often the dominant source of this frequency; however, lateral velocity is not detrimental to the process. The measurement of the rotational Doppler frequency is accomplished through antennas presently installed on large numbers of military aircraft with no requirement for phase calibration of the electrical paths between antennas and receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: The Corporation of Mercer University
    Inventors: Charles David Bass, Jerome S. Finnigan, Peter Joseph Bryant
  • Patent number: 6719334
    Abstract: A door latch generally comprising a latch cover and a latch slide. The latch cover comprises a upper angled section having a vertical portion and an angled portion extending therefrom, at least one first aperture defined in the vertical portion, at least one first slot defined in the angled portion, a horizontal portion having at least one second slot defined therein, and, at least one third slot defined therein substantially aligned with the first slot, a vertical middle section having a second aperture defined therein, and, a slide guide extending from one side, the slide guide having an upper spacer leg and, a lower spacer leg, an angled lower portion having a vertical edge, the vertical edge having at least one fourth aperture defined therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventor: David B. Curtis
  • Patent number: 6715521
    Abstract: A housing for toothpaste dispensing containers able to accommodate various pumps, squeeze-type tubes and replaceable cartridges. The housing allows for toothpaste to be cleanly, accurately and easily deposited onto a toothbrush with the use of one hand. Holders are attachable to the housing to give contamination-free storage of toothbrushes and the unit can be affixed to a vertical surface or remain free-standing on a wash basin counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: Terrence Norman Back
  • Patent number: 6699261
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus for sealing access openings into blood vessels using an expandable member in the blood vessel on a control member that extends out through the access opening and an applicator which inserts a preformed sealing material into the access opening over the control member to keep the control member and expandable member centered in the access opening and withdrawing the collapsed expandable member back through the sealing material after the access opening is sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: CCH Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher U. Cates, William D. Knopf, Douglass G. Whitney
  • Patent number: 6691826
    Abstract: A safety apparatus (10) for enhancing worker safety includes a support arrangement. The arrangement is locatable proximate a hazardous working area (18). A connecting arrangement defines at least one pair of opposed connecting points (64). The connecting points (64) are positioned on opposite sides of the hazardous area (18) so that a line (72) connecting the points (64) spans the hazardous area (18). The invention extends to an anchor member (12) for the safety apparatus, to a kit for the safety apparatus and to a structural assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: MSPH PTY LTD
    Inventor: John Lawrence Dean
  • Patent number: 6687919
    Abstract: A garment system for healthcare providers including pants, a shirt, and a hood that provides a protective barrier against fluid or airborne contaminates. The pants have drawstrings and loops at the waist and have at least one bellows pocket with cover flap and at least one utility loop for holding various items. The shirt has a one pocket adapted to hold a writing utensil and incorporates a security badge attachment loop. Another pocket has a pull tab on the flap for easy access when the user is gloved. Removable insignia enable the user to remove personal identification information prior to laundering. The hood removably fastens to the shirt collar and has a clear or translucent face shield to permit viewing but be a fluid barrier, and, side openings to permit sound and air to pass into the hood. The shirt can be long or short sleeve, or convertible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Gocurda, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis Dilworth, Jr., Daniel Raiford
  • Patent number: 6688491
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlled dispensing of a plurality of objects, the apparatus comprising a housing and frame assembly, a track assembly comprising a pair of parallel spaced apart tracks shaped in a convoluted closed loop shape to optimize space and volume, and a plurality of tubes disposed within the track assembly and able to move within the tracks. A dispensing assembly has a pneumatic ram for ejecting an object placed in the tube, and an indexing assembly for advancing the tube after ejection of its object. A ratchet assembly permits one directional movement of the tubes and prevents tubes from moving backward to the dispensing assembly. At least one assist advancing assembly has a pneumatic ram for pushing the tubes within the track in one direction. Photosensors used in conjunction with a microprocessor controller enable the apparatus to detect low object load, speed and system error. A user display provides for control of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: PSI Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: David Edward Bliek, Grant Duane Beasley
  • Patent number: 6681137
    Abstract: An interpretive system architecture for a seamless transfer of energy to a physical, chemical, or thermodynamic process stream, or microwave oven. The interpretive system architecture overlays the operational functions of the process stream or host microwave oven to interpret, control, and implement user independent commands. The interpretive system has at least one interpretive base class for providing operational instance to the process stream or host microwave oven. The interpretive system receives an indicia, the indicia being expressive of an externally derived predetermined compiled code disposed on the surface of a specimen, or food package, or associated thereto, the indicia communicating via at least one data entry mechanism to the process stream or host microwave oven. The interpretive system interprets the data or code and transforms it into user independent commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Microwave Science, LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Drucker, David Marcel Raynault
  • Patent number: 6671559
    Abstract: A transcanal, transtympanic cochlear implant system for implantation comprising a molded insert for removable positioning in the auditory canal of the human ear and an insulated receiver coil, preferably in a generally circular or looped form, where the receiver coil receives electromagnetic signals, in a first embodiment, or radio frequency signals, in a second embodiment, through inductive coupling to a solenoid coil within the molded insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Microphonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Miles Manning Goldsmith, Byron Lee Boylston
  • Patent number: 6658825
    Abstract: At least one base plate, at least one fill tube, at least one bag liner tube slidably coupled to the fill tube and capable of receiving a bag thereon, at least one ram that slides within the fill tube, at least one feed tube attached to the fill tube, at least one distribution bin attached to the feed tube, and at least one rotating pin assembly within the distribution bin. With the bag liner tube being inside the bag it may be filled with fibers and the fibers compacted therein without the bag bursting from the resulting forces thereon. A method of mounting a bag over a slidable bag liner tube, lowering the bag and bag liner tube to a base plate, and compacting fibers therein. An article produced by the method comprising a bag of compacted fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Inventors: David E. Bliek, Grant Beasley
  • Patent number: D481510
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Park and Wash, LLC
    Inventor: Jorge E. Valderrama
  • Patent number: D491014
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Inventor: Jun Nakashima