Patents Represented by Law Firm Kelly, Bauersfeld & Lowry
  • Patent number: 6914362
    Abstract: The invention relates to the construction and a mode of operation of statorless electronically switched DC motors that have two freely turning rotors. The invention also relates to embodiments of the invention regarding the bearings, the circuit design and the mode of operation of machines such as fans and blowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Inventor: Iancu Lungu
  • Patent number: 6888715
    Abstract: EMI feedthrough filter terminal assembly includes a feedthrough filter capacitor having first and second sets of electrode plates, and a first passageway having a first termination surface conductively coupling the first set of electrode plates. At least one lead wire extends through the first passageway and is conductively attached to a first oxide resistant conductive pad. The first pad is conductively coupled to the first termination surface independently of the lead wire. The terminal assembly may also include a conductive ferrule through which the lead wire passes in non-conductive relation, and an insulator fixed to the ferrule for conductively isolating the lead wire from the ferrule. The ferrule and insulator form a pre-fabricated hermetic terminal pin sub-assembly. The capacitor may include a second passageway having a second termination surface conductively coupling the second set of electrode plates, and a conductive ground lead extending therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Greatbatch-Sierra, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Stevenson, Richard L. Brendel, Christine A. Frysz, Haitong Zeng
  • Patent number: 6846270
    Abstract: A process for accommodating, improving or transmuting random static and dynamic human functions to an object is provided. A device is selected which includes a proximal member and a distal member which articulate relative to one another at an interface. Energy is transmitted through the interface with a predetermined and variable efficacy. The interface is configured to permit static force to have perpendicular and parallel components relative to a primary plane of the interface and to permit a dynamic force to have a parallel component relative to the primary plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Inventor: Grant Etnyre
  • Patent number: 6802896
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a method of forming a lightweight fly ash aggregate together with the resultant fly ash aggregate. The invention further relates to various aspects of the method of forming the lightweight fly ash aggregate including methods of forming fly ash slurry, briquettes, or lightweight fly ash particles. The general steps involved in forming a lightweight fly ash aggregate are as follows: I. blending fly ash together with a plasticiser and a reduced quantity of water; II. compacting or compressing the resultant fly ash slurry or dough; III. cutting or otherwise forming the dough into briquettes; IV. heating the briquettes to effectively cure the dough; V. firing the briquettes to sinter the fly ash; VI. crushing the sintered briquettes and sizing, preferably screening, the resultant fly ash particles to provide the lightweight fly ash aggregate of a predetermined size range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Unisearch Limited
    Inventors: Obada Kayali, Karl John Shaw
  • Patent number: 6799433
    Abstract: A portable refrigeration apparatus includes a base defining an open interior cavity. An electric refrigeration unit is operably disposed in the base for cooling the contents of the interior cavity. A food container is configured to be removably disposed within the interior cavity of the base. Preferably, a vent is formed between the base and the food container to permit cool air to flow above the food container. A lid is positionable over the food container and configured to be removably placed onto an upper edge of the base to form a generally air-tight seal therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Inventors: Patrick T. Gleason, Penny A. Gleason
  • Patent number: 6765779
    Abstract: An EMI feedthrough filter terminal assembly includes a feedthrough filter capacitor having first and second sets of electrode plates, a passageway having a first termination surface conductively coupling the first set of electrode plates, and a second termination surface exteriorly coupling the second set of electrode plates. A conductive ferrule disposed adjacent to the capacitor includes a conductive pad of an oxide resistant biostable material on a surface thereof conductively coupled to the second termination surface. A conductive terminal pin extends through the passageway in conductive relation with the first set of electrode plates, and through the ferrule in non-conductive relation. An insulator is fixed to the ferrule for conductively isolating the terminal pin from the ferrule. A hermetic seal is disposed between the insulator and the ferrule. A second conductive pad may be conductively attached to the terminal pin and to the first termination surface independently of the lead wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Greatbatch-Sierra, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Stevenson, Jason Woods, Christine A. Frysz, Richard L. Brendel, Haitong Zeng
  • Patent number: 6765780
    Abstract: An EMI feedthrough filter terminal assembly includes a capacitor having first and second sets of electrode plates, a first passageway having a first termination surface coupling the first set of electrode plates, a second passageway having a second termination surface coupling the second set of electrode plates, and a third termination surface exteriorly coupling the second set of electrode plates. A ferrule is adjacent to the capacitor and includes an oxide resistant biostable conductive pad, i.e., a noble metal pad, on a surface thereof coupled to the third termination surface. A conductive terminal pin extends through the first passageway in conductive relation with the first set of electrode plates. A conductive ground lead extends through the second passageway in conductive relation with the second set of electrode plates. An insulator is fixed to the ferrule for supporting the terminal pin in conductive isolation from the ferrule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Greatbatch-Sierra, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Brendel, Robert A. Stevenson, Christine A. Frysz, Haitong Zeng
  • Patent number: 6747250
    Abstract: A counter-top electric oven includes a head having an electric heating unit. The heating unit includes a heating lamp and a grill underlying the heating lamp. A motor powers two fans for circulating air around the motor, and through the heating unit. An oven body removably receives at least a portion of the electric heating unit, and is supported by a dish. The head, oven body and dish form an interior cavity for cooking food. An expansion ring may be disposed between the oven body in the dish to enlarge the cooking enclosure area. A base supports the dish on the flat surface, such as a counter-top. A holder is slidably connected to the base so as to be extended away from the base for supporting the head and oven body when these are moved to an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Morning Electronics Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: KeonJong Cha
  • Patent number: 6745414
    Abstract: A portable and rapidly deployable shower station is provided particularly for emergency wash-down use, such as flush-flow decontamination of a person exposed to hazardous materials such as hazardous chemical agents or the like. The shower station includes a plurality of tubular frame components adapted for quick and easy assembly to define an interior shower stall. The frame components incorporate a plurality of upright telescopic tubular posts having their upper ends interconnected by a flexible hose, wherein these telescopic posts are extensible upon connection to a supply of water under pressure to raise the flexible hose to an elevated position at the top of the shower stall. The tubular posts and the flexible hose carry a plurality of spray nozzles for delivering a substantial water flow projected from multiple locations and in multiple directions into the shower stall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Haws Drinking Faucet Company
    Inventor: Ronghua Zhou
  • Patent number: 6744695
    Abstract: A planisphere watch includes a watch case having a transparent lens. A time keeping mechanism is disposed within the case and has a time display viewable through the lens. A planisphere map of star constellations and star systems is viewable through the lens. A rotatable bezel overlies the lens and defines a window through which a portion of the planisphere is viewed. The bezel includes time indicia alignable with date indicia imprinted onto an underlying tension ring. Rotating the bezel to align a selected time with a selected date reveals a portion of the planisphere map viewable in the night sky at that selected time and date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Inventor: Alex Goldberg
  • Patent number: 6740233
    Abstract: A bag clip is provided for removably mounting a filter bag onto a suction mast of a pool cleaner to collect and retain debris vacuumed by the pool cleaner from submerged floor and side wall surfaces of a swimming pool. The bag clip includes an inner support collar for reception into an open mouth of a porous filter bag, in combination with an outer clamp ring for releasibly clamping the bag mouth onto the inner support collar. The bag clip additionally includes quick release latch tabs for snap fit mounting onto the pool cleaner suction mast. In use, the outer clamp ring can be quickly and easily opened to permit filter bag removal and disposal of collected debris, followed by re-installation of the same or a replacement filter bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Polaris Pool Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhardus J. Stoltz, David A. Klimas
  • Patent number: 6736715
    Abstract: A protective electrical junction box assembly and method of splicing which eliminates the expense and timed needed to pull new wire to add new wire or an electrical device to pre-existing wiring is disclosed. In use, a first protective sheath surrounding a first set of pre-existing electrical wires is separated to expose the first set of wires. The exposed portion of these wires is placed into apertures of a protective junction box. The separated ends of the first sheath are attached to the junction box. A portion of the second set of typically new wires is placed into the junction box. The second sheath surrounding these wires is also attached to the junction box. The first set of electrical wires are then spliced to the second set of wires within the junction box before covering and securing the junction box in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Inventor: Rorey Kuhn
  • Patent number: 6736298
    Abstract: A filter monitor system is provided in a bottled water cooler for automatically tracking a filter service interval, and for indicating that filter cleaning or replacement is required for continued efficient cooler operation. In the preferred form, the water cooler includes a thermoelectric chiller module for chilling at least a portion of water contained within a cooler reservoir. An air filter is mounted on a filter frame which is removably positioned for filtering air drawn by a fan to circulate over a heat sink associated with the thermoelectric chiller module. The filter monitor system includes a reset switch engaged by the filter frame to initiate and track a predetermined filter service time interval, such as thirty days, and to energize a signal such as an indicator light at the conclusion of this service interval to indicate that the air filter should be removed for cleaning or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Oasis Corporation
    Inventors: Louis M. Busick, John W. Host, Larry L. Nichols, Stephen W. Wharton
  • Patent number: D501669
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Burrows Golf, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce D. Burrows
  • Patent number: D489782
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Burrows Golf, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce D. Burrows
  • Patent number: D489972
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Inventor: Duke Lin
  • Patent number: D490487
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Burrows Golf, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce D. Burrows
  • Patent number: D490870
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Burrows Golf, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce D. Burrows
  • Patent number: D492264
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventors: Sergio R. Perez, Roger S. Neitzel, Ken R. Venegas
  • Patent number: D497285
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Sun Point Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dai Qi