Patents Represented by Attorney John D. Gugliotta, PE, Esq
  • Patent number: 8307468
    Abstract: An improved plunger comprises a generally V-shaped handle attached to a top distal end of a shaft. The handle comprises two mirrored arms that face inwards from a base so that neither of them nor the shaft shares a vertical or a horizontal plane. The handle is removably detachable from the plunger so that it can be washed, disinfected, and sanitized. At least one extension shaft portion extends a height of the shaft when it is not collapsed into and housed in the hollow shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Harvey Lewis Stein
  • Patent number: 8286589
    Abstract: A cover for a bowl, such as a pet food or water bowl, that comprises a dip molded cover on the outer surface of a bowl, thereby providing aesthetically pleasing exterior features, while also providing protection to the covered bowl and insulating qualities to the contents of the covered bowl. The cover of the present invention may be fabricated from rubber or plastic material and may be permanently or removeably secured to the outer surface of the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: OurPet's Company
    Inventor: Steven Tsengas
  • Patent number: 8282026
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dispensing animal bedding material is provided for use in an industrial livestock production facility. Bedding material is delivered to the site in a primary dispensing vehicle, which is configured with a walking floor conveyor for allowing a smaller secondary dispensing vehicle to be loaded with the animal bedding material directly from the primary vehicle. The process includes distributing the animal bedding material evenly over the area to be treated directly from the rear of the secondary vehicle in one or more passes along the bedding area. The instant abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Malicky
  • Patent number: 8276542
    Abstract: A two-layer bonded highloft nonwoven particle entrapment pad, for entrapping soils tracked by pets, comprises an open, porous, bonded highloft nonwoven top layer and an otherwise solid, impenetrable bottom layer or structure secured to its underside. The highloft top layer is manufactured from a synthetic material consisting of numerous matrices or cross-over connections which create open porous sieve-like varieties, wherein a web structure of the highloft layer comprises a distinct top, middle, and bottom that is capable of allowing the particles and the litter to enter and be entrapped therein via gravity when stepped upon. A sticky, tackified adhesive maintained on a complex of bonded fibers of the highloft, said adhesive increases its holding capacity as does mechanical abrasion to the top surface of the highloft nonwoven. The present bonded, highloft pad can be manufactured from a variety of densities, deniers and depths from an airlaid, a drylaid, or a wetlaid process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Patrick Yananton
  • Patent number: 8256041
    Abstract: An infant or baby crib is provided that eliminates the vertical slotted members normally present on the sidewalls and end-walls, and replaces these with a planar fabric, leather or canvas member that spans each sidewall or end wall, respectively. The planar member is generally flexible to prevent fixed pinch points between rigid beams or slats that have now been identified as creating a strangulation hazard. Canvas or leather side panels form a large central orifice in which a clear plastic panel forms a viewing window, thereby allowing the infant to see through the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Grace Girdwain
  • Patent number: 8257209
    Abstract: A versatile, variable gear ratio mechanical transmission system is providing having similar first and second spaced Disc Subsystems connected by a belt or chain. Each subsystem of which comprises three primary components: (1) a Shift Actuation Structure located at one outermost side; (2) a Receiving Disc located at the opposite side; and, (3) a Retention Disc sandwiched between. The Retention and Receiving Discs accommodate concentric rings of proportionally spaced holes in which corresponding smooth, contoured or toothed Headed Pins are maintained, engaged, or retracted. When the pins are engaged, they span the slot between the Receiving Disc and Retention Disc and interface with the conveyance transferring load from Driving Disc Subassembly to the Driven Disc Subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventors: Joseph C. Lane, Robert S. Siegwart, Thomas P. O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 8245650
    Abstract: A portable, compact computer and projector stand is provided that is adapted to be utilized in conjunction with a cellular phone storage adapter and a cup holding adapter. The cell phone storage adapter is formed of a separable housing forming a containment cavity therein. An attachment pin is mounted cantilevered from the outer periphery of the housing to provide for attachment through impingement with a first receiving hole in the table top. A closed cell foam insert fitted within the containment cavity is adapted to graspingly receive, and consequently securely hold, a cellular telephone, portable digital assistant (PDA) or similar handheld electronic device. The cup holding adapter for use in conjunction with the stand incorporates a coaster support platform having an attachment pin mounted cantilevered from the outer periphery of the platform to provide for attachment through impingement with a second receiving hole in the table top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Mark McKsymick
  • Patent number: 8245329
    Abstract: An improved plunger comprises a generally V-shaped handle attached to a top distal end of a shaft. The handle comprises two mirrored arms that face inwards from a base so that neither of them nor the shaft shares a vertical or a horizontal plane. The handle is removably detachable from the plunger so that it can be washed, disinfected, and sanitized. At least one extension shaft portion extends a height of the shaft when it is not collapsed into and housed in the hollow shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Harvey Lewis Stein
  • Patent number: 8210713
    Abstract: An illuminating device which utilizing multiple colored Light Emitting Diodes (LED's) is disclosed. The device incorporates a voltage regulator to allow it to operate on a wide range of voltages typically found on aircraft electrical systems. Additional controls are provided for brightness or dimming controls, and for the selection of the color output. The device includes a mounting clip for attaching it to a boom microphone on an aviation headset, though it could be used in a handheld manner as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: E. Jason Witt
  • Patent number: 8196551
    Abstract: A simulated mouse toy having a prerecorded sound chip therein is provided which emits a prerecorded sound upon physical movement, such as when swatted, rolled or carried, to encourage pets to continue to play. A motion imparting device formed of a solenoid is operatively connected in conjunction the prerecorded sound chip to simultaneously provide a jittery or twitching visual stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: OurPet's Co.
    Inventor: Steven Tsengas
  • Patent number: 8190204
    Abstract: A digital, wireless PC/PCS modem is disclosed for incorporation with personal home computers, laptop units, hand-held computer units, and cellular phones for providing wireless communication via satellite transmission. The invention is a device that combines a personal computer (PC) modem with a satellite link and relay system for computers. This will allow the user to establish a communications link with Internetâ„¢ access, access to direct dial telephones, faxing on demand, hyperterminal access for remote computer link-up, video, and voice applications. Utilizing existing software and hardware, this invention uses digital satellite technology and combines it with a PC modem for access to various communication links including phone links, without a phone line. In order to accomplish this, the laptop has a type II PCMCIA card slot for receiving the PC modem. An antenna is attached to the plug-in cellular phone card for the modem using a swivel joint assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Ray Whitney
  • Patent number: 8167173
    Abstract: A tap is provided that allows multiple streams of draught beers to be dispersed from one keg handle. The tap has one tap handle, one spigot, at least three fluid streams for connecting to at least three pressurized tanks corresponding with the fluid streams. A floating transfer block functions as a selection valve that aligns with a selected fluid stream no that multiple streams of draught beers to be independently dispersed from said one tap handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: 3Habto, LLC
    Inventors: Scott K. Simmonds, Michael D. Calvelage
  • Patent number: 8161676
    Abstract: A casting net is provided that allows for easy use. The casting net includes a tail portion and a mouth portion that are connected by a mesh lattice netting. The tail portion is of a smaller diameter than the mouth portion, and the tail portion is substantially closed allowing only a torque line assembly to pass through. The mouth portion is of a substantially larger diameter than the tail portion, so as to provide a larger area for capturing targeted species. A plurality of weights are affixed along the circumference of the mouth portion for providing weight so as to sink the casting net assembly. Along the circumference of the mesh lattice, and in close proximity to the mouth portion, a reinforcing means is affixed so as to provide structural support to the mouth portion and thereby maintaining an open position of the mouth portion as the casting net falls through the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Albert Beach
  • Patent number: 8157849
    Abstract: A tanning bed air filter is provided that filters incoming air that is provided to tanning beds. An air filter, complete with holder, filter media, and cover screen is provided on the outside of the bed. The filter provides for the filtering of incoming air to the bed, which may be sucked in by internal fans, or by natural convection due to the heating property of the bed. The cover of the invention allows for easy removal, thus exposing the filter media, which may be cleaned or replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Brian Gilbride
  • Patent number: 8136209
    Abstract: A spinner handle for waiving a sport's fan banner-towel comprising an ergonomic handle and a banner-towel grasping attachment. The generally elongated cylindrical handle comprises a neck at a distal end which separates it from a rounded head. The neck is received in an aperture formed on an attachment body having two hingedly attached parts that fold onto one another. A corresponding, interlocking stud-and-tube coupling system is comprised on the two attachment body parts. When the parts fold onto one another, the studs are received in the tubes so that a banner-towel placed therebetween doesn't slip out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher H. Willison
  • Patent number: 8113150
    Abstract: A pet toy is provided having an interactive stimulus that actively engages the pet's senses during use. Stimuli include sight, sounds, smell, taste, and sound, and can include a combination of more than one such stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: OurPet's Co.
    Inventor: Steven Tsengas
  • Patent number: 8110080
    Abstract: A method is provided for activating a zirconia oxygen sensor which detects the oxygen concentration of an ambient atmosphere by means of a zirconia element that has a porous electrode formed on both sides of an impervious oxygen ion conductor. An electrical current is applied as a pulsed, square wave, direct current during heat up, heat soak, and cool down of the ionic conductor that is applied to ceramic substrate, thereby causing oxygen ions to flowing through the sensor body and pumping oxygen gas through the sensor electrodes, thus improving electrode porosity distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: BJR Sensors, LLC
    Inventor: Boris Farber
  • Patent number: 8109237
    Abstract: An improved automated litter box comprises a motorized comb or rake drive mechanism for removing clumps, a means for cycling the drive mechanism, and a cat proximity sensor for sensing the relative position of a cat about or within said litter chamber. The cat proximity sensor is capable of identifying the location of a cat outside the litter box or litter box or litter chamber. The cat proximity sensor comprises a passive or inductive transmitter for identification for modulating and demodulating a radio frequency (RF) signal; and an antenna for receiving and transmitting a radio frequency (RF) signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: OurPet's Co.
    Inventors: Steven Tsengas, Michael O'Toole
  • Patent number: 8083621
    Abstract: A multiple-ratio drive transmission comprises first and second spaced disc systems, each system of which is composed of three separate discs: (1) a retention disc located at an outermost side; a pin receiving disc located at an innermost side; and, (3) a pin holding disc sandwiched between. Each disc comprises concentric rings of proportionally spaced holes through which corresponding pins are maintained, inserted, retracted, or traversed. As the disc system rotates, each pin on a ring associated for a selected gear passes through a shifting zone in which a ramp mechanism is inserted. A plurality of selection cams rotates to urge a sequential outward deflection of cams. By rotating the selection cam, sequential deflection cams extend into the drive position; they urge a pivoting of a select deflection ramp. The ramp for the pre-selected gear ratio causes the ring to extend to the drive position. As the pins lift, the chain impinges and the gear ratio completely changes during one revolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph C. Lane
  • Patent number: D669951
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Like New, LLC
    Inventor: Mike Lawson