Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm John W. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 6790198
    Abstract: A wireless communication system from an IV medication infusion pump to a hospital information management system (HIMS) is disclosed. The system includes an IV pump having pump operation circuitry for monitoring preselected characteristics of pump operation indicative of IV administration of medication to a patient. A transmitter is connected to the pump operation circuitry for transmitting a wireless pump signal representing the preselected pump operation characteristics. The wireless pump transmitter communicates with a hospital information management system (HIMS). The HIMS includes a receiver capable of receiving the pump signal representing the pump operation characteristics and also includes a computer capable of storing and displaying the pump operation characteristics represented by the received wireless pump signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: B-Braun Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gale White, Roger Hill, Michael J. Zakrewski, Ruth Kummerlen, Martyn Stuart Abbott, Robert C. Brooks
  • Patent number: 6760667
    Abstract: A method for generating P-S or S—S seismic data from P—P AVO data in P—P travel time for a geographic area includes obtaining a plurality of amplitude and angle of incidence pairs of P—P AVO data. The plurality of amplitude and angle of incidence pairs of P—P AVO data are inverted. Lastly, estimates of the rock property contrasts are produced from the inverted plurality of amplitude and angle of incidence pairs of P—P AVO data, the rock property contrasts including at least one of &Dgr;Vp/Vp, &Dgr;Vs/Vs and &Dgr;&rgr;/&rgr;.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Emerald Geoscience Research Corporation
    Inventors: Michael C. Kelly, Charles M. Skidmore
  • Patent number: 6731216
    Abstract: A tubing installation checking device is provided for determining proper installation of a tubing along a tube receiving channel in a peristaltic pump of the type having a tube receiving channel and a door for holding a tubing therein. The tubing installation checking device includes a pressure sensor held in the peristaltic pump positioned along the tube receiving channel downstream from the pumping mechanism for sensing pressure in the tubing and for providing a signal representing the sensed pressure. A valve is provided held in the peristaltic pump along the tube receiving channel downstream from the pressure sensor for closing the tubing when it is installed in the tube receiving channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen Ho, Thinh Vo, Roger J. Hill
  • Patent number: 6719956
    Abstract: A carbonaceous material and a process of making the carbonaceous material is provided. A particulate of partially pyrolyzed carbon (PPC) base is formed on heating a carbon-containing feed material and a nucleating agent in the form of a interactive filler is included. The nucleating agent is adhered together to the PPC particles by application of heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventors: Siddhartha Gaur, Vibha Bansal
  • Patent number: 6663277
    Abstract: There are provided an apparatus for temperature calibration of temperature sensors, and a liner for use in such an apparatus, wherein the liner (9) is adapted to be placed in a cavity (5) in a dry block (1) in the apparatus, and is arranged to receive at least one sensor to be calibrated. The liner has a cavity (10) which is adapted to receive a heat transferring liquid (11) and one or more sensors (13, 14) in the liquid-filled cavity (10). The liner preferably constitutes a container having an open end which is provided with a cap (12) for closing the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Instrutek Holding, AS
    Inventor: Eric Sandmæl
  • Patent number: 6652481
    Abstract: A portable saliva compensation device is provided with a portable carrying case holding a vacuum pump, and a portable power supply for providing power to vacuum pump. A programmable electrical control circuit is connected to the portable power supply and the pump. A saliva collection device is provided having a portion thereof positionable inside user's mouth for collecting excess saliva and conveying it to a hollow tube connecting between the saliva collection device and the vacuum pump. An activation operably coupled to the electrical control circuit to activate the vacuum pump when saliva is to be collected from the user's mouth. This draws the saliva from the collection device through said hollow tube and into a collection reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Innovative Human Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Carrie Brown, Lorton Trent, Jack Atkinson, Janet H. Allaire, Eric Frische, Richard Adams
  • Patent number: 6635033
    Abstract: A medical tubing and slide clamp set is disclosed for use with a medical infusion pump designed for operation with a preselected medical tubing set having predetermined size and functional characteristics. The medical tubing and slide clamp includes a preselected medical tubing set having predetermined size and function characteristics. An opaque slide clamp is provided with a grasping end and a longitudinal clamp plate extending from the grasping end. The longitudinal clamp plate defines a clamp slot with a wide open portion sized for receiving the preselected medical tubing without closing the tubing, a narrow open portion sized for closing the tubing and a transition portion interconnecting the narrow and wide portions. A plurality of orifices are formed along the longitudinal clamp plate at predetermined locations arranged according to the size and functional characteristics of the medical tubing set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Hill, James H. Monti, Jr., David J. Harrison
  • Patent number: 6610771
    Abstract: A gasket is described. The gasket comprises a sealing layer and a support layer. The sealing layer is formed from a resilient material which comprises a CEV component in a proportion of at least 25% w/w of the sealing layer. The CEV component is at least partially derived from dry CEV. A hydrolysis resistant polymer to improve the water resistance of the sealing layer is also provided in the proportion of less than 20% w/w of the sealing layer. Generally, the level of CEV falls within the range 25-80% w/w of the sealing layer. A method of producing a gasket is also described. The method involves applying a wet sealing layer dough to a support material, and drying the wet sealing layer dough on the support material. The solids content of the wet sealing layer dough prior to the drying step is in the range 30-80% w/w of the dough material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Flexitallic Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Hoyes, Alan W. Atkinson, Stephen P. Bond, Adam M. West
  • Patent number: 6558139
    Abstract: A self lubricating bearing for use submerged in cryogenic fluids. The self-lubricating bearing comprises hardened races, hardened rolling elements and polymeric retainers or cages. More particularly, the rolling elements may be hardened balls, and the polymeric cages may include PEEK. In particular a bearing for self lubricated use in seal-less, magnetic drive pump for pumping fluids at very low temperatures and cryogenic temperatures below about −100 degrees centigrade such as liquid nitrogen and temperatures below about −150 degrees centigrade such as liquefied natural gas (LNG). An environment for submerged use of such a bearing may be a magnetically driven cryogenic pump with a housing having an intake and exhaust with a back plate mounted therein in which a shaft is journaled in self-lubricating bearings having hardened stainless steel or ceramic balls, stainless steel races and polymeric retainers or cages for retaining the balls for rolling contact in the races.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Chemical Seal & Packing, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Nguyen, Gary Templin, Brannon Baskin
  • Patent number: 6540234
    Abstract: A gasket (10; 40; 50; 70) comprises a sealing member which forms a closed loop extending around a hole. The sealing member is formed from resilient metal and has a transverse cross section which is generally X-shaped and comprises two arms (12, 14) which project inwardly of the hole, and two arms (16, 18) which project outwardly of the hole. The inwardly projecting arms form a first seal around said hole, and the outwardly projecting arms form a second seal around said hole. Each arm extends from a junction (22) with the remainder of the gasket to a tip (24) of the arm which engages one of the bodies. Each arm has its greatest thickness at said junction (22) and its smallest thickness at a point adjacent to or at said tip (24), the arm continuously reducing in thickness between said junction and said point. The gasket can yield from the tips of the arms inwardly as the pressure on the gasket increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Flexitallic Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan William Atkinson, Stephen Peter Bond, John Robert Hoyes, Gary Briggs, Stephen Alexander Schultze, Kevin Richard Holmes, Julia Rosalind Mary Hood
  • Patent number: 6527970
    Abstract: A microbiological fire-fighting foam formulation which comprises a bioremediating component and a surfactant, the bioremediating component consisting substantially of sporulating bacteria which are tolerant of the surfactant used. The surfactant selected being innocuous to the bioremediating component used both when the microbes are in a spore state and when activated, and the selected surfactants further being biodegradable by the microbes of the microbial solution. An improved embodiment comprises a fluorinated film forming foam surfactant to increase the fire fighting capabilities while retaining bioremediation capabilities. The improved formulation enables microbiological digestion to inert volatile organic compounds and hydrocarbons of the formulation or of the fuel for the fire that may be ablaze when the formulation is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Verde Environmental, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Scogin, Charles S. Cox
  • Patent number: 6519569
    Abstract: A medical infusion pump with a bar code reader having simplified and enhanced security features. The infusion pump with bar code reader is comprised of an infusion pump with a housing, a control display screen and control software for operating the infusion pump according to input infusion data. A bar code reader is contained in the infusion pump housing and operatively attached to communicate scanned bar code infusion data to the pump display screen and to the control software. At least one initialization button for starting execution of a bar code scanning program is operatively connected through circuitry in the pump, the program activating the bar code reader to scan for an authorized user code, for an authorized user ID code, for a patient ID code, and for infusion data compatible for operating the infusion pump. A confirmation program and confirmation buttons manually operable by the authorized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gale White, Ruth Kummerlen, Charlotte Ray, Roberta Stavely, Roger Hill, Michael J. Zakrewski
  • Patent number: 6518520
    Abstract: Weighing apparatus preferably comprises at least two weight sensing elements that are connected to each other by at least one communication cable. In accordance with this invention, weight sensing elements are preferably positioned either adjacent to or at each end of bed in order to support bed. In a preferred embodiment, each weight sensing element comprises a weight sensing base and at least a pair of mounting assemblies that may be at or adjacent to the head and foot of bed. Preferably, weight sensing base extends laterally and mounting assemblies extend vertically. Each weight sensing base is supported by the corresponding pair of mounting assemblies. In addition, a power cord is used for transferring electrical power to weighing apparatus. A pendant assembly is used for operating weighing apparatus. A pendant cord connects hand-held pendant to both weight sensing elements upon being plugged into either weight sensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Mobility Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lane Jones, John Frederick Jones
  • Patent number: 6421611
    Abstract: Methods for determination of pay saturation (SPAY) and water saturation (Sw) from surface seismic data use amplitude changes with angle of incidence in conjunction with rock property relationships to determine pay saturation for a variety of situations. These situations include cases where P-P data is used and anisotropy and absorption are negligible; cases where P-P data is used and anisotropic effects are important; cases where contact events are evident; and cases where P-S data is used and anisotropy and absorption are negligible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Emerald Geoscience Research Corporation
    Inventors: Michael C. Kelly, Charles M. Skidmore, Raymond D. Cotton, William P. May, Richard O. Lindsay, Davis W. Ratcliff
  • Patent number: 6409345
    Abstract: An instrument for measuring aberration refraction of an eye is provided, having: a lens system defining an instrument optical axis and an alignment device for aligning the visual axis of the eye with the instrument optical axis. A light source produces a probing beam that is projected through the lens system parallel to the instrument optical axis and is selectably positionable partially off-set from the instrument optical axis for entering the eye parallel to the instrument optical axis at a plurality of locations on the cornea of the eye. A first photodetector measures the position of a first portion of the probing beam light scattered back from the retina of the eye to measure aberration refraction of the eye at a plurality of locations. A second photodetector synchronously measures the position of a second portion of the probing beam light reflected back from the cornea of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Tracey Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vasyl V. Molebny, Ioannis Pallikaris, Youssef Wakil, Sergiy Molebny
  • Patent number: 6349820
    Abstract: A spice-holding device includes a rectangular book-shaped container having a top, bottom, back cover, front cover, a binding end and an opening end defining an interior volume. The interior volume is partitioned into a plurality of compartments for holding predetermined quantities of preselected spices. The front cover is pivotally attached to the book-shaped container along the binding end so that the front cover is pivotable between an open position exposing the spice-holding compartments in the interior volume and a closed position covering the spices for storage and so that the spice-holding device is self-supporting when holding the spices and placed on its bottom. A method of business for distributing selected spices in a cuisine specific book shaped storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Inventors: Sherrill L. Beard Kelley, Richard D. Kelley
  • Patent number: 6318732
    Abstract: A gasket (10) comprises a first sealing member (12) and a second sealing member (14) both made of springy metal, and a clamping member (16) which holds the first and the second sealing members in an overlying relationship. The first sealing member (12) has an arm portion (12a) projecting from the clamping member (16), the arm portion being adapted to resiliently form a seal with a first body. The second sealing member (14) has an arm portion projecting from the clamping member (16), the arm portion being adapted to resiliently form a seal with a second body. A compression limiting stop (16e) is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Flexitallic Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: John Robert Hoyes, Anthony Russel Currie, Peter George Mowvley, Alan William Atkinson, Stephen Peter Bond
  • Patent number: 6297481
    Abstract: An infrared food warming device is provided with one or more compartments having one or more food shelves. Food may be placed through an opening on such a food shelf in the compartment. An infrared energy generating sheet is positioned in the compartment on or adjacent to the food shelf. The infrared energy sheet includes a fiberglass support grid, a layer formed on support grid from a mixture of carbon and polymeric materials capable of producing infrared radiation in response to electrical current passed there through. A pair of electrical conduction power strips are attached along opposite sides of the layer and are attached to input power terminals to provide the required current. A polymeric laminate encloses the support grid, the layer and the electrical conduction power strips. The polymeric laminate is substantially transparent to infrared radiation so that it does not become excessively heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Inventor: Lawrence Gordon
  • Patent number: 6276077
    Abstract: A wheel tractor scraper is provided with a tractor and a bucket having a bottom, a left side, a right side, a back end and a front end defining a bowl for collecting dirt and having an open front portion and a scraper blade attached along the front portion and at the bottom of the bucket for scraping dirt into the bucket. The bucket is rollingly supported on an axle between left and right rear wheels. A draft frame pivotably connects between the tractor and the bucket. A pair of cylinders is operatively connected to the bucket and the cylinders are actuatable to provide vertical components of force to tilt the bucket, up on one side and down on the other side of the bucket to thereby controllably tilt the bucket and the scraper blade attached thereto for scraping dirt at a cross-grade angle relative to the axle and wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: JHC Holding Company
    Inventor: Martin Kirbie
  • Patent number: 6272985
    Abstract: A link mechanism is provided for setting and maintaining a minimum spacial distance between a blanket cylinder and a plate cylinder of a rotary printing press. The link mechanism includes a first link arm that is rotatably mounted on an axle of the blanket cylinder at one of the blanket cylinder. A second link arm rotatably is mounted on an axle of the plate cylinder. The first link arm and the second link arm are pivotably connected to each other for single axis pivoting about a point offset to one side of an imaginary line drawn through centers of the plate cylinder axle and the blanket cylinder axle. An adjustment mechanism is positioned between the first and second link arms on projections offset to the other side of the imaginary line so that the set minimum spacial distance between the plate cylinder axles and the blanket cylinder axle can be adjustably set and maintained throughout impression rotation of the rotary printing press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignee: Kelray Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Keller, Wallace E. Keller