Patents Represented by Attorney John P. Sutton
  • Patent number: 7464954
    Abstract: A motorcycle skidplate is disclosed to protect motorcycle oil vessels and lines from rupture by foreign objects, resulting in oil being interposed between a motorcycle wheel and the surface being traversed, causing a loss of control of the motorcycle. In particular, oil pans exposed below the motorcycle frame are susceptible to rupture by foreign objects during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventor: Gordon G. Grow
  • Patent number: 6957498
    Abstract: A brake drum caliper is disclosed having a beam and two jaws for measuring the inside diameter of a cylinder, with the improvement of limit stops on each jaw for accurately measuring diameter of the cylinder in at least two depths from the top of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Inventor: Eva J. Tsai
  • Patent number: 6772748
    Abstract: A method of forming a stone inlay in an abrasion-sensitive substrate, such as wood, by forming a depression in the substrate, mounting stone on a damping material capable of absorbing the abrasive energy applied to the stone in reducing the dimensions of the stone to fit the depression, cutting the inlay to size and inserting it into the substrate. The cut inlay/damping material composite may be sold separately as an article of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventor: Sean Cleary
  • Patent number: 5883964
    Abstract: A central location of a telephone switching system is placed where favorable local exchange tariffs are available. The central location includes a caller responsive unit which compares the caller identification accompanying the call attempt against a prestored list of identification data assigned to authorized system users. A positive comparison result causes the system to signal to the originator to terminate the call attempt. The system thereafter calls the originating caller telephone from the central location. The system allows the originating caller to input the number of the party to whom a connection is desired by the originator. The system responds by establishing a connection with the called party and bridges communications between the called and calling parties at the central location. The system includes the capability of employing audio responses of various types to calling or called parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Cygnus Telecommunications Technology LLC
    Inventor: James Harry Alleman
  • Patent number: 5792103
    Abstract: An improved viscosurgical method involving the administration of a viscoelastic and a corresponding degradative agent, such that the post-operative intraocular pressure spike often observed following the use of viscoelastics in ophthalmic surgery is minimized, and an apparatus and clinical kit useful in the method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Inventors: Daniel M. Schwartz, David G. Hwang, Robert Stern
  • Patent number: 5203450
    Abstract: A system for ingots of holding dental material includes a holder having a plurality of spaced-apart depressions each configured to hold one ingot. The container has a retaining cover for retaining the holder and ingots in the container. The container also has a master cover which when closed encloses a storage space between it and the retaining cover. The container and covers may be made from a transparent material such that ingots in the container are visible even when the container is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1993
    Assignee: Aalba Dent, Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent M. Benetti
  • Patent number: 5177342
    Abstract: A transaction approval system (10) is disclosed which includes various enhancements to existing systems. For example, the transaction limit (30) stored in the terminal can by dynamically adjusted to vary the level of risk at the terminal to be closer to the desired level of risk. The terminal will also generate and store a list of account numbers (44,46) which might be invalid and should provode an on-line request for authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Carl A. Adams
  • Patent number: 5057020
    Abstract: A reading machine and a method of teaching reading are disclosed in which a source of information to be read by a student learning how to read is scanned and entered into a memory. The words from the source are augmented with symbols and numbers to facilitate learning how to speak each sound of each syllable in the correct sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Inventor: Kathryn F. Cytanovich
  • Patent number: 4841623
    Abstract: This invention provides a mounting method for abrasive grinding wheels in disc or attrition mills operated at high speeds. Stone grinding discs are placed under a compressive load at mounting sufficient to counter tension loads during use. The compression loading is preferably provided by taper elements incorporating the wheel itself or by elements other than the wheel, such as fluid actuated clamps and elements external to the wheel that induce compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Inventor: James C. Rine