Patents Represented by Attorney John P. Moran
  • Patent number: 7080098
    Abstract: A medical image storage and retrieval system includes a database with relationally linked tables including a disease factoid table, an image and image caption table, and a patient data table. A flexible system allows for peer review, remote access and maintenance of the stored data, and query searching and retrieval of groups of related multimedia (image and text) case file information. The system facilitates distance learning and remote consultation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventors: James G. Smirniotopoulos, Henry Andrew Irvine
  • Patent number: 5611324
    Abstract: A camera actuating archery apparatus including an archery bow having a bowstring for use in shooting an arrow, and a camera. The camera has an exposed actuating button, a connector for attaching the camera to the archery bow, an actuating mechanism, and a string between the actuating mechanism and the arrow serving to cause the actuating mechanism to depress the exposed actuating button in response to release of the arrow. In an alternate embodiment, the camera is mounted in a housing having the connector and the actuating mechanism secured thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Inventor: Steven D. Kursinsky
  • Patent number: 5522590
    Abstract: A baseball card game including one deck of cards, the deck including 27 "out" cards, 13 "on base" cards, and 1 wild pitch card, and 9 separate "incidence" cards. Each card discloses a particularly play event, illustrates the symbol identifying same, and describes what action is taken by any base runner who may be on base when the event occurs. The deck is shuffled before each half inning, and the cards are turned-up one at a time until three "out" cards are completed. A plurality of blank box score sheets are included, adaptable to having any preferred line-up of players listed thereon, and the appropriate symbols recorded thereon as the individual cards are turned up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Inventor: John P. Moran
  • Patent number: 5484147
    Abstract: A hockey practice apparatus including a plurality of interconnected arcuate shaped segments forming a substantially half circle section, and at least one tangential segment connected to one end of the half circle section. Projecting a hockey puck at an angle against the tangential section causes it to follow around the half circle section and exit back into the playing area. For more versatile practice, an eccentrically mounted roller at the exit end of the half circle section serves to return the puck to the playing area in various directions at random.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Inventor: Kenneth C. Fagan
  • Patent number: 5433688
    Abstract: An exercise device for exercising a user's upper body, including a belt mountable around the user's waist, an elastic cord secured at a midpoint thereof to the front portion of the belt, and gripping members operatively connected to the respective ends of the elastic member. The gripping members may include a hand grip only, a wrist cuff only, or both a hand grip and a wrist cuff, either as separate members or as an integral unit. As an alternate embodiment, the belt may be a two piece belt connected at the front ends thereof by a cord adjuster plate, with the elastic cord adjustably secured to the belt by an anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Inventor: Phillip H. Davies
  • Patent number: 5232094
    Abstract: The drawings and description disclose a thin-walled, preferably transparent, stackable shipping container having upper and lower mating halves. The upper half includes a plurality of equally spaced, semicircular, laterally-extending compartments, and the bottom half includes a plurality of laterally-extending, substantially V-shaped compartments oppositely disposed from the semi-circular compartments. The two halves are held together by suitable integral fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: Label Makers, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony G. Fagnant, Vincent J. Incandela
  • Patent number: 5184859
    Abstract: A golf ball retriever comprising a molded body having two outer and a middle opening formed in one end thereof. The middle opening has oppositely disposed tapered sides formed thereon. A molded flipper is pivotally mounted in the middle opening between the tapered sides. A molded partial ring-like member having two legs formed thereon is mounted in the two outer openings. A spherical pocket is formed in the inner surface of the ring-like member opposite the two legs. A single pin is mounted through aligned openings formed in the molded body, the legs and the molded flipper. An extension is formed on the other end of said molded body, with a cylindrical groove formed therein. A solid stem extends from the extension through the cylindrical groove and beyond the end of the extension. A tubular section is secured on the solid stem in the said cylindrical groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Inventors: Thomas E. Nihra, Joseph A. Nihra
  • Patent number: 5152736
    Abstract: A bottom end closure for a liquid-carrying paperboard container, wherein particular diagonal and sloped score lines are formed on the inner closure panels by modified sealing jaws, such that, upon being engaged by the sealing jaws, the score lines enhance the formation of a concave shape to the bottom end closure. The result is that the filled container will sit flat and stand erect, without any interfering downward bulging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Elopak Systems A.G.
    Inventors: Barry C. Owen, Frank D. Risko, Gregory J. Dwyer
  • Patent number: 5143204
    Abstract: A conveyor chain guide rail system for a conveyor chain having compartments formed therein for carrying square or rectangular cross-section cartons to be filled with still liquid products. The chain guide rail system includes a polymer Z-shaped elongated segment wherein one leg thereof serves as a wear surface supporting the chain and the associated lugs forming the compartments, and the other leg thereof is slidably confined between stainless steel strips, one of which is supported by support posts on the machine base. The resultant arrangement precludes longitudinal deformation or buckling of the polymer segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: Elopak Systems A.G.
    Inventors: Barry C. Owen, Timothy H. Drury
  • Patent number: 5141279
    Abstract: A side impact protection apparatus for use on the inner panel of a vehicle door. The apparatus is a cushion including a hollow flexible skin having an inner wall secured to the inner panel, flexible ties between the skin and the inner wall or low density open-celled foam to prevent the skin from bulging, a rupturable diaphragm-covered orifice or a coupling having an extrudable elastomeric plug mounted therein connected to the inner wall, and a medium of air under pressure or hydraulic fluid or water or a polygel contained in the cushion and adaptable to discharge by rupturing the diaphragm or extruding the elastomeric plug when subjected to impact by the vehicle occupant in the event of a high force side impact against the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Assignee: Davidson Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A. Weller
  • Patent number: 5135256
    Abstract: A bolster formed of suitable cushioning material attached to the lap belt portion of an automotive three-point seat belt system, wherein the lap belt portion of an automotive three-point seat belt system, wherein the lap belt portion is attached at one end thereof to the sill at the base of the center pillar. The bolster is sized and positioned so as to contact the outside edge of the front seat and the hip portion of the occupant, spaced apart from the vehicle door, providing cushioning between the occupant and the door. When the seat belt is not in use, the bolster assumed a stowed position along side the center pillar intermediate the base and the usual upper shoulder belt dispenser, providing for easy entry and egress by the operator or passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Davidson Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A. Weller
  • Patent number: 5121942
    Abstract: An airbag cover assembly for the passenger side of an automobile. The assembly includes an exterior skin, a pair of underlying sub-assemblies, each including a U-shaped galvanized steel strip, a short nylon scrim and a long glass mat sandwiched therebetween and extending therefrom such that a narrow space exists between adjacent edges of the glass mats. A weakening notch is formed across the inside surface of the exterior skin along the center line of the narrow space. A low density polyurethane foam is injected into a foaming tool cavity bearing the skin and pair of sub-assemblies. When cured, the foam covers the nylon scrims and glass mats and becomes immersed throughout the interstices of each, serving as the body of the final assembly. The glass mats prevent fragmentation of the low density foam upon deployment of the airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Assignee: Davidson Textron Inc.
    Inventors: David Warnick, William Humphrey, Lawrence Nichols
  • Patent number: 5120104
    Abstract: A cover for an armrest access opening to the mounting or attachment apparatus for the armrest, wherein the cover is formed of the same vinyl skin which covers the armrest and is integral therewith. The cover is a vinyl skin flap connected by a living hinge to an edge of the vinyl skin covering the armrest adjacent the access opening. A small opening is formed in the top surface of the mounting apparatus, and a plug is formed on the inner surface of the flap, adapted to fit into the small opening and support the flap once the flap is closed over the access opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Assignee: Davidson Textron Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Grimes
  • Patent number: 5110176
    Abstract: An automotive side impact protection apparatus including a face plate formed on the inner lower portion of the door, and reinforcement structure operatively connected to the underbody and interfacing with the face plate. In one embodiment, the reinforcement structure is a cantilevered brace extending diagonally upwardly from the underbody intermediate the seat and the face plate. In another embodiment, the reinforcement structure is a reinforcement member extending laterally through the seat just inside the bottom surface thereof, with an enlarged portion formed on the outboard portion of the member adjacent the face plate, and reinforcement trusses between the member and the underbody.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Assignee: Davidson Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Cass V. Curtis
  • Patent number: 5106285
    Abstract: A delivery system for dispersing either hot air or water uniformly to the outer surface of a shell mold used for forming a thin molded shell, for the respective fusion and cooling phases thereof. The delivery system includes a plurality of distributors, each having a central water inlet surrounded by an axially adjustable outer shell, with the latter having a frusto-conically shaped upper end which cooperates with the upper edge of the central water inlet to selectively close off or vary the annular opening therebetween for controlling the flow of air at a predetermined temperature form the space intermediate the central water inlet and the surrounding outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Assignee: Davidson Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Frank J. Preston
  • Patent number: D345776
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Inventor: James M. Williams
  • Patent number: D350253
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Inventors: Robert J. Livingstone, Daniel K. Griffin
  • Patent number: D368671
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Inventor: Margaret M. Ross
  • Patent number: D376768
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Inventor: Margaret M. Ross
  • Patent number: D400417
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventor: John Patrick Moran, II