Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Jensen & Puntigam, P.S.
  • Patent number: 8288651
    Abstract: A weatherproof power inlet box and mating plug wherein the inlet box and mating plug are asymmetrical, positively latched and include more robust elements and a visual indicator of the status of the interconnect. Also included is a thermostat that trips to prevent overheating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth Smith
  • Patent number: 8276623
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for filling one or more product containers with a liquid comprising one or more medicines. The device comprises a housing at least provided in a position of use with an array of medicine containers, at least some of which are provided with concentrated liquid components of the one or more medicines. The housing is also provided with an automatic machine which is adapted to manipulate a syringe for measured take-up of liquid from a medicine container. The automatic machine is adapted to rotate the medicine container transversely of its longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Medical Dispensing Systems B.V.
    Inventors: Sander Godfried Van Vreeland, Jan Willem Dorpema
  • Patent number: 8272862
    Abstract: The article and corresponding method include a casting fixture for a part of a skin formulation applicator which is otherwise difficult to cast. The casting fixture includes a central cup section and two opposing tear-away sections. A rigid base portion of an applicator tip assembly is mounted into an upper rim of the cup section and liquid silicone material is poured into the volume defined in the cup section portion beneath the base portion. The silicone cures and bonds to extending elements from the base portion, providing a firm connection between the cast tip portion and the base portion. When the combined part is ready for use, the tear-away sections are removed by the user, which results in an easy ejection of the part, which can then be installed by the user in the formulation applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal SA
    Inventors: Kenneth A Pilcher, Richard A Reishus, Gregory W Herlin
  • Patent number: 8262623
    Abstract: The invention relates to a valve assembly (20) for use in an access port, in particular a medical access port. The valve assembly comprises a first sealing valve (1) and a second sealing valve (2). The second sealing valve (2) is provided with an annular base (21) and a central member (23) with a central bore (24). The central member (23) is at the outer circumference movably suspended to the annular base (21) by means of a flexible diaphragm (22), which diaphragm (22) is more flexible than the central member (23). The invention also relates to a medical access port provided with such a valve assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Avesto Tech B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Lodewijk Joannes Nijland, Berndina Johanna Westenbroek, Thomas Lambertus Bernardus Nijland
  • Patent number: 8205282
    Abstract: The pillow includes a pillow tick which includes first and second substantially identical fabric members. A chamber extends along the length of the pillow at one longitudinal edge thereof. An air bladder member with crushable foam or polyester pellets is positioned within the chamber. A valve extends from the air bladder member to provide adjustable neck support. Pressure is exerted on the foam with the valve open. When the desired firmness is achieved, the valve is closed. Two baffle members are positioned in the tick volume between the other longitudinal edge of the tick and the chamber. The tick volume contains natural or synthetic fill. The baffles angle toward each other to provide good support and comfort and to reduce movement of the fill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Pacific Coast Feather Company
    Inventors: Ruth L. Brogan, Laura A. Regan
  • Patent number: 8201592
    Abstract: A method for filling a container (16) with a preparation consisting of a number of components, stored in a number of sub containers (1, 23), placed inside a housing (29). A robot, accommodated inside the housing (29), composes the preparation based upon a supplied prescription and places the sub containers (1,23) containing the components mentioned in the prescription one by one above the container (16) and makes flow out an amount of the respective component as specified by the prescription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Medical Dispensing Systems B.V.
    Inventors: Sander Godfried Van Vreeland, Jan Willem Dorpema
  • Patent number: 8201513
    Abstract: The boat hull has an exterior lower surface with at least one step surface therein. A channel extends from the step surface to the bow of the boat, with an opening at the bow, permitting air to flow along the channel. A movable member is positionable within the channel, wherein the movable member and can be positioned at selected locations therealong, defining an adjustable additional step for the hull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventors: Lloyd T. Hansen, John F. Hansen
  • Patent number: 8173060
    Abstract: A directional conductivity nanocomposite material, apparatuses and processes for making such material are generally described. A directional conductivity nanocomposite material may comprise a supporting material such as ceramic or polymer, with directionally conductive nanorod structures running through the supporting material. The material may be made by orienting nanorods in an electrophoretic gel using an electrical or magnetic field to align the nanorods, removing the gel, reinforcing the nanorods, and flowing in supporting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Ezekiel J. J. Kruglick
  • Patent number: 8147772
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for eliminating mold spores, pathogens and odor from material like equine bedding. The apparatus includes two or more pairs of augers including blades to control the size of the material and to move it in a zigzag fashion through heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Philip Graham Wilford
  • Patent number: 8109221
    Abstract: The catamaran hull includes a pair of substantially parallel separate hulls, connected by an intermediate hull portion, wherein only one of the separate hulls includes a propulsion assembly. Each hull is asymmetric, but differently configured, such that the off-center thrust created by the propulsion assembly in the one hull is substantially offset by the turning force created by the difference in the two asymmetric hull shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Aspen Power Catamarans LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence J Graf, David J. Pugh
  • Patent number: 8099057
    Abstract: Base stations and mobile devices have limited radio frequency spectrum through which they may communicate. Moreover, this spectrum is usually owned by a party having proprietary control. In order to allow for spectrum sharing, cognitive base stations (CBS) may be configured to select a radio frequency channel owned by another entity for its own use, and to determine how much additional noise it will create for such other entity. Based on this determination, the additional noise may be monetized, so that spectrum owners may be compensated for the additional noise created by use of their radio frequency channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Reudink
  • Patent number: 8070210
    Abstract: A positionable truck bed enclosure may be mounted on the gunwales of a pickup truck. The enclosure may comprise side panels mountable on the gunwales and a top hinged along one edge and mounted between the side panels. The top may be hinged intermediate its ends to form first and second sections, and control arms connected to the second section may be used to control the position of the lower edge of the second section as the top is raised and lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Douglas B. Lotz
  • Patent number: 8064753
    Abstract: A media member, such as a DVD disc, which includes thereon a combination of visually presented text material, such as a conventional book, an audio narration of the text material which is synchronized with the text material, and a plurality of successively presented visual images which portray various selected scenes described in the text material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Alan D. Freeman
  • Patent number: 8028360
    Abstract: The pillow includes first and second fabric layers and third and fourth fabric layers, all of which are identical and secured together around the peripheries thereof. Positioned between the first and second fabric layers is a baffle structure which includes first and second lateral baffles extending across the width of the pillow and positioned at approximately one-third and two-thirds of the longitudinal distance (dimension) of the pillow. The baffle structure includes two central baffles, two first end baffles and two second end baffles, arranged to define baffle boxes of approximately equal size. The two central baffles extend longitudinally from one lateral baffle, leaving a space between the free ends thereof and the other lateral baffle to permit filling of the pillow. The first end baffles extend from the one lateral baffle a selected distance, leaving a space between the first end baffles and one lateral edge of the pillow to permit filling of the pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Pacific Coast Feather Company
    Inventors: Laura A Regan, Ruth Brogan
  • Patent number: 8001633
    Abstract: A spica table, collapsible for storage, which includes stabilizing legs, a separate adjustable support for the upper body and the buttock, to accommodate patients of differing sizes and individual infinitely adjustable leg and foot supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Samuel M Swain, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7993019
    Abstract: The laser enclosure includes an enclosure body which is adapted to accommodate a laser scanner therein. The enclosure with the laser assembly is used in a sawmill environment. The enclosure body includes an assembly for moving the mounted enclosure body to obtain and maintain a desired orientation and aiming for the laser scanner relative to a companion laser scanner. A movable front plate/door comprises one part of the enclosure body, mounted and arranged to be movable to an open position, permitting access to the interior of the enclosure body. The movable door also includes openings for the laser scanner components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: EB Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Earl M. Barker, Kevin J. Barker
  • Patent number: 7986143
    Abstract: A multicoil NMR detection and imaging apparatus allows multicoil NMR detection and imaging to be performed efficiently at low operating frequencies. The apparatus comprises an AC voltage generator, a transmit switching circuit, a coil switching network, an array of two or more detection coils, a set of receive switching circuits with one switching circuit for each detection coil, and a set of preamplifier circuits with input impedance substantially greater than the impedance of each respective detection coil at the intended operating frequency. The AC generator produces an alternating current waveform that is routed through one of more detection coils during transmit mode while the preamplifier circuits are isolated from the detection coil(s). During receive mode the AC generator is isolated from the detection coils to prevent noise from the transmitter from degrading the quality of received signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Vista Clara Inc.
    Inventor: David O. Walsh
  • Patent number: 7971550
    Abstract: A stabilized watercraft having a pointed bow, a transom and curved sides, and a rigid buoyancy tube which extends from the bow to a point past the transom. The tube has a cross-section which is approximately rectangular, but is generally somewhat wider in a lower portion than in an upper portion thereof over at least an aft portion of the boat. The tube has a dead rise in the range of 0° to +15° with the upper surface of the tube being flared outwardly in the range of 30°-80° at the bow portion of the watercraft and an angle of 60°-80° at the stern portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventors: John F. Hansen, Lloyd T. Hansen
  • Patent number: 7971521
    Abstract: A handle and latch assembly for a flatbread maker, which includes a handle rotatably mounted to an upper heating plate of the flatbread maker. A roller plate extends downward from the handle, adjacent the peripheral edge of the upper plate, the roller plate having a roller rotatably mounted near the lower end thereof. A latch member is secured to a lower portion of the body of the flatbread maker, beneath the lower heating plate. The latch member has a lower surface configuration which includes at least two curved or notched areas therein. The handle is pressed downwardly so that is the roller engages one or the other of the two curved areas, flatbreads with two different thicknesses are produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventor: Marvin G. Martinez
  • Patent number: D663893
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Hosler, Joshua Kornfeld, Austin Porter, Jared Randall, Kenneth A. Pilcher, Richard A. Reishus