Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.
  • Patent number: 7922132
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an accessory holder capable of supporting a plurality of accessories and positioning those accessories in three-dimensions. A preferred embodiment supports the accessories in a curvilinear shape that optimizes the viewing position by the user. The accessories include flat panel displays, touch screens, telephones, and other devices used in an office or home office environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Manuel Saez, Bradley Augustine, Aaron Tsui, Lachezar Tsvetanov
  • Patent number: 7908746
    Abstract: An electrical enclosure that includes a sidewall, a back and a top, defining an interior. The top of the enclosure is adapted to open and provide access to the interior. The enclosure includes a backplane mounted to the interior of the enclosure. The backplane has at least one cutout where the cutout is positioned on the backplane to align with an obstacle positioned on the enclosure sidewall and extending into the enclosure interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Christopher E. Cox
  • Patent number: 7902989
    Abstract: An optical switch having a housing, a light source and a light detector. The light source and light detector are located remote from the housing. The light source is connected to the housing with a first light guide, and the light detector is connected to the housing with a second light guide. The first and second light guide cables have distal ends positioned through the housing and are optically aligned but separated by a gap. The switch includes a device to interrupt a light beam that is usually adapted to removably occupy the gap. The switch may be embodied in a float.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventors: Raleigh L. Cox, Christopher E. Cox
  • Patent number: 7879561
    Abstract: The invention is a method of detecting CAD in a CKD diagnosed human patient or CKD in a diagnosed CAD patient, or detection the presence of both CDK and CAD by assaying a plasma or serum sample of a human patient for elevated levels of BMP-4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: Thomas Cooper Woods, Corey Keith Goldman
  • Patent number: 7841570
    Abstract: A keyboard support mechanism containing a novel articulating arm mechanism for permitting vertical movement of the keyboard shelf. The articulating arm mechanism has six major components: (1) a mounting bracket, (2) a mounting bracket support in combination with a swivel bracket, (3) a shelf bracket, (4) an upper arm, (5) at least one side arm, and (6) at least one stopping surface. The upper arm links the shelf bracket and the mounting bracket; the side arm and the stopping surface cooperate to keep the shelf bracket (and hence the keyboard shelf) at a constant angle relative to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: George Mileos, Robert King
  • Patent number: 7841569
    Abstract: A keyboard support mechanism containing a novel articulating arm mechanism for permitting vertical movement of the keyboard shelf. The articulating arm mechanism has six major components: (1) a mounting bracket, (2) a mounting bracket support in combination with a swivel bracket, (3) a shelf bracket, (4) an upper arm, (5) at least one side arm, and (6) at least one stopping means. The upper arm links the shelf bracket and the mounting bracket; the side arm and the stopping means cooperate to keep the shelf bracket (and hence the keyboard shelf) at a constant angle relative to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: George Mileos, Robert King
  • Patent number: 7844473
    Abstract: A method in a computer system for optimizing allocation of a fixed medical payment to a variety of medical services. The method includes the steps of first selecting a standard rate representing an unadjusted amount of money to be received for the rendering of medical services. Next, the method generates an adjusted standard rate by adjusting the standard rate by at least one adjustment factor. The method then selects a base medical service rate from a plurality of medical service rates. Finally, the method divides the adjusted standard rate by the base medical service rate in order to generate a quantity of medical service points available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: LHC Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Verne Adrian, Marie-Francoise Broussard, William Morris, Keith G. Myers
  • Patent number: 7757877
    Abstract: The invention is a barrel jacket designed to protect a barrel in transit. The invention is a container with at least one wall and a floor portion forming an interior, where the wall has an opening sized to allow a barrel to be placed in the interior of the container. The container wall includes a door section allowing access to the interior and closeable. The invention includes a series of offset plates positioned in the interior of the container, where the offset plates are positioned to engage a barrel placed in the interior of the container. Each of the offset plates is connected to but offset from the interior facing portion of the container's interior walls through a crushable member that is adapted to absorb energy caused by an impact to the exterior facing surface of the container's wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: John C. Zimmer
  • Patent number: 7748663
    Abstract: A mating and connection system for securing adjacent stages of a launch vehicle. The system includes a locking flange connected to each of a first vehicle stage and a second vehicle stage. A compression ring is positioned internal to the first and second vehicle stages. The compression ring is shaped to compress together the locking flanges of the first and second stages upon engagement with the locking flanges. A locking jack is capable of being activated from an exterior of the first and second stages and operates to selectively move the compression ring into and out of engagement with the locking flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Curtis D. Craig, Derek A. Townsend, James P. Brady
  • Patent number: 7746451
    Abstract: On-chip microplasma discharge devices capable of producing light, including ultraviolet light, capable of detecting atomic and molecular gas, and capable of detecting atomic and molecular contaminants in water samples. The on-chip microplasma discharge devices utilize nanoparticles or magnets to tune or confine microplasma discharges generated by electrodes delivering a voltage to the device. Selective control of the gaseous pressure at a value between atmospheric pressure and a vacuum pressure allows for further refinement of gas or contaminant detection, or for further tuning of the wavelength of the light to be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Louisiana Tech University Research Foundation, A Division of Louisiana Tech University Foundation
    Inventors: Chester Wilson, John W. Sweeney, Kalyani Peri, Rajesh Yalavarthy
  • Patent number: 7717515
    Abstract: A chair having an automatically adjusting resistance to tilt. The chair includes a back support, a frame, a base and a back pivot member, which is pivotally mounted to the frame, and a seat, which is also pivotally mounted to the frame, such that an occupant of the chair adjusts resistance to tilt or reclining of the chair by applying a rearward force to the back support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Manuel Saez, Lachezar Tsvetanov
  • Patent number: 7690281
    Abstract: A tong positioning apparatus including: (a) a base having a powered cylinder; (b) a first articulating arm attached at a first end to the cylinder and pivotally attached to the base; (c) a second arm attached at a first end to a second end of the first articulating arm; (d) a tong attached to a second end of the second arm, so that when the cylinder moves from retracted and expanded positions, the first and second arms articulate to move the tong between engaged and disengaged positions relative to conjoined tubular members; and (e) a bow structure forming an interface between the tong and the second arm that enables rotation about a generally vertical axis and with respect to an underlying support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Inventor: John Paul Hobgood
  • Patent number: 7673941
    Abstract: A gas spring adapted for automatically re-adjusting to a predetermined position, the gas spring incorporating a delay mechanism so that the automatic re-adjustment is delayed by a predetermined amount of time, and articles incorporating such a delay gas spring, such as a height adjustable chair. In one embodiment, the delay mechanism comprises a delay valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Robert King, Thomas Latone
  • Patent number: 7652261
    Abstract: A device for detecting radiation includes a substantially transparent substrate with one or more substantially transparent scintillating films patterned onto the surface and with one or more integrated waveguides such that radiation of differing species may be detected by an optical light detector and such that the composition of the radiation may be analyzed. A scintillating material for detecting individual species of radiation and including one or more groups of nanoparticles mixed with a fast electron scintillating material and extruded into a transparent film such that a light pulse is emitted when said transparent film is exposed to the species of radiation targeted by the nanoparticle groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Louisiana Tech University Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Chester S. Wilson, Scott M. Pellegrin
  • Patent number: 7631581
    Abstract: A power tong positioning apparatus having a base section and a backup elevating section engaging the base section. A first lift assembly is positioned between the base section and the backup elevating section while a tong elevating section engages the backup elevating section. A second lift assembly is then positioned between the backup elevating section and the tong elevating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: McCoy Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel S. Bangert
  • Patent number: 7607673
    Abstract: A running board assembly for a three wheel motorcycle including independent first and second support frame members. Each of the support frame members further includes: i) a substantially U-shaped configuration having a rear lateral section, a longitudinal section, and a front lateral section; ii) a connector on the rear lateral section adapted for connection to a motorcycle frame; and iii) a connector on the front lateral section adapted for connection to a motorcycle engine block. A running board member is connected to each of the support frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Vey
  • Patent number: D600950
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Gulfstream Inc.
    Inventor: Minh Sang Tran
  • Patent number: D627438
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventors: Christopher E. Cox, Raleigh L. Cox
  • Patent number: D631445
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Humanscale Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfgang Dittmer, Emilian Cartis, Jane Abernethy
  • Patent number: D632988
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: K-TEK Corporation
    Inventor: Eric Fauveau