Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.
  • Patent number: 8342548
    Abstract: A suspension system for a motor vehicle including a frame assembly; a differential supported on the frame assembly; two half shaft assemblies engaging the differential and being pivotally connected to the frame assembly; and at least one air spring operatively positioned between the frame assembly and each of the half shaft assemblies. The air springs are connected to a rotating linkage which maintains a substantially linear axis of compression for the air springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Motor Trike, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Vey, John Petry, Jeffrey D. Vey, Christopher Vey, Adam Schumann, Ryan Reineck
  • Patent number: 8297695
    Abstract: A cooling system which having a body section which includes a flexible material; at least two mist dispensing fans connected to the body section; and control circuitry having at least a first switch controlling fan speed and a second switch controlling mist dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Breezzangel, LLC
    Inventors: Tonia Dandry Aiken, Charles W. Lanusse, Tina Dandry Mayes, Shirley Jumonville Dandry, Alexes Elizabeth Aiken, Brett Johnanthony Aiken
  • Patent number: 8267855
    Abstract: An illuminated medical instrument comprises an insertion portion (1) for insertion into a body opening and defining an elongate passageway (2), the passageway extending along a longitudinal axis (3) and having a proximal end (4) and a distal end (5). An obturator (19) is fitted into the passageway (2). A light emitting structure (7) has a distal end arranged to direct light from the insertion portion (1) into the body opening. The obturator (19) is movable in the passageway (2) between a first position within the passageway and a second position proximal of the first position and is constructed and arranged so that when in its first position it substantially covers in the direction of the longitudinal axis the distal end of the light emitting structure (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Evexar Medical Limited
    Inventor: Stephen George Edward Barker
  • Patent number: 8251150
    Abstract: A radial flow valve includes a plurality of flow openings, a first piston and a second piston, the first and second pistons being independently actuable relative to one another, and a sleeve operatively coupled to the second piston, the sleeve adapted to be positioned so as to cover the plurality of flow openings. A method includes positioning a radial flow valve in a subterranean well bore having an upper zone pressure and a lower zone pressure, increase a pressure within the valve to a value above the upper zone pressure to release a first piston within the valve and, after releasing the first piston, reducing the pressure within the valve to a value that is less than the lower zone pressure to thereby cause a second piston within the valve to move and thereby permit fluid flow through the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Superior Energy Services, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Richard J. Ross
  • Patent number: 8246823
    Abstract: Three magnet casings are adjustably and removably attached to one another such that the device may snuggly fit about fluid conduits of differing diameters. An outer casing wall of ferrous content stainless steel confines the magnetic field. An inner magnet holder frame attached to the outer casing wall holds a magnet to the conduit and is fabricated of non-ferrous stainless steel to allow maximum trans mission of the magnetic field to the fluid in the non-ferrous section of the conduit around which the casings are attached together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: FEG Mfg. Corp.
    Inventor: Stanley L. Sisemore
  • Patent number: 8238301
    Abstract: A method, system, and wireless frame structure for supporting different modes of multiple radio access. The described system comprises base stations and terminals. There is a group of base stations at the same location, which include at least two synchronized base stations on the same frequency band, supporting different multiple access techniques in downlink or uplink. The base stations in the described group transmit downlink frames in a negotiated downlink zone and receive uplink frames in a negotiated uplink zone respectively, and the zones of the base stations are not overlapped. Each terminal accesses to one of the base stations according to the downlink multiple access technique that it supports, and receives/transmits signals in the downlink zone/uplink zone allocated to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Hongyun Qu, Sean Cai
  • Patent number: 8234957
    Abstract: A power tong jaw comprising a jaw body having upper and lower flange sections with flange apertures formed through the upper and lower flange sections. The power tong jaw will further have a jaw roller including a pin aperture and a roller pin positioned through the pin aperture in the jaw roller and through at least one of the upper or lower jaw flange apertures. The power tong jaw will further include a flexible retaining mechanism (i) positioned between outer surfaces of the upper and lower flange and (ii) engaging the roller pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: McCoy Corporation
    Inventors: Murray Gerwing, Steven Hargreaves, Jeremy Vaughan, Kelvin Isaacson
  • Patent number: 8215196
    Abstract: A power tong having a ring gear, a gear train, a motor and a gear shift mechanism. The gear shift mechanism further includes a linear actuator and a shift arm connect to the linear actuator. A drive gear is positioned on a drive shaft extending from the motor and this drive gear includes an upper and lower set of drive teeth having beveled top portions. The shift arm engages the drive gear between the upper and lower set of drive teeth and movement of the linear actuator causes the drive gear to engage one of at least two gears in the gear train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: McCoy Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Buck, Mark Gravouia
  • Patent number: 8197180
    Abstract: The specification and drawings describe machines and methods that transform the kinetic energy of moving bodies of fluid into useful work. Specifically, embodiments of the invention may be used to generate electricity. In preferred embodiments a buoyant or semi-buoyant propeller assembly interfaces with a flowing body of water to capture power for electricity generation or any other work project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Dickie L. Lamp
  • Patent number: 8162562
    Abstract: A sorptive-filtration system for removing at least one of negatively or positively charged ions, complexes or particulates from an aqueous stream. The system includes a) flow formed substantially from at least one of rainfall-runoff or snowmelt-runoff; b) a filter containment communicating with the runoff stream such that at least part of the stream passes through the filter containment; and c) a granular filter media disposed within the filter containment, the filter media having an amphoteric material applied thereto, wherein the amphoteric material comprises a metal selected from at least one of Fe, Al, Mn, or Si.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Unit Process Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John J. Sansalone
  • Patent number: 8136464
    Abstract: A vessel constructed with a series of hull, bulkhead, and/or deck panels. The vessel includes a vessel frame and multi-panel sections attached to the frame. The multi-section panels include a plurality of elongated cold formed steel sections welded together. The sections include a flat segment and a web segment, where the flat segment is wider than the web segment. The multi-panel section is attached to the vessel frame and the flat segments form the hull, bulkhead, or deck of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventors: Brian K. Barbier, Robert J. Scully, Jr., Frankie L. Yates
  • Patent number: 8105009
    Abstract: A method of positioning lumber in a given orientation in a handling apparatus having a base frame, a longitudinal transport assembly, and at least two gripper arm support platforms with a pair of gripper arms positioned on each of the support platforms. A work piece is gripped with the gripper arms without the work piece engaging the longitudinal transport assembly. The gripper arms are adjusted on at least one of the support platforms in a direction generally perpendicular to the longitudinal transport assembly in order to selectively position the work piece. The work piece is then brought into engagement with the transport assembly and the gripper arms are released from the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: WPS Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Harper, Wayne Parks, Jeremy S. Clark, Anthony G. Clark, Clyde Stearns, Mark Burns, Brian Wallace Smith, John Grubbs, Donald Haley
  • Patent number: 7984633
    Abstract: A method of roll forming a metal plate with a desired bend. The method includes a first step of providing a roll press having at least a first and second set of bending rollers; a second step of positioning a lead end of the metal plate past the first set of bending rollers prior to the first set of bending rollers applying a bending force to the metal plate; a third step of applying a bending force with the first set of bending rollers to the metal plate at a point behind the lead end; and a fourth step of moving the lead end of the metal plate past the second set of bending rollers prior to the second set of bending rollers applying a bending force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventor: James A. Hayes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7984665
    Abstract: A hot stick switch head is described and shown in the specification and drawings having a body, a jaw assembly attached to the top end of the body, and a base attached to the bottom end of the body. The base is adapted to be attached to an insulated pole or “hot stick.” The body has a channel extending longitudinally along at least a portion of the body. The jaw assembly has an open position and a closed position for securing high-voltage fuses, fuse barrel assemblies, or other similar or related devices during removal and installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventor: Kenny D. Robertson
  • Patent number: 7980631
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adjustable armrest that can readily raised, or lowered, and optionally rotated in a horizontal plane. In one embodiment, the present armrest is released from its use position be raising the front portion of the armrest. The armrest is moved into the desired position and then the front portion is lowered to secure the armrest in the desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventor: Niels Diffrient
  • Patent number: 7971935
    Abstract: An ergonomic chair having a seat with selectively located slot patterns or spring mechanisms to reduce pressure on the occupant of the seat and a flexible back that allows the occupant to recline while at the same time providing lumbar support. An embodiment of the chair may be telescopically stacked in a space-saving configuration of a plurality of identical chairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Manuel Saez, Lachezar Tsvetanov
  • Patent number: 7932714
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting at least two process variables in a loop powered circuit. The method includes the steps of (a) powering the loop, detecting a first process variable value during a first time interval, (b) detecting a second process variable value during a second time interval after the expiration of the first time interval, where the detected process variable values are represented by the magnitude of a current passing through the loop circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: K-TEK Corporation
    Inventor: Eric Fauveau
  • Patent number: D641894
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventor: Rick A. Bragg
  • Patent number: D660056
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventor: Niels Diffrient
  • Patent number: D674128
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Michael McCoy, Peter Stathis, Derrick Hurst