Patents Represented by Attorney Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP
  • Patent number: 8116862
    Abstract: A TANK filter is provided for a lead wire of an active medical device (AMD). The TANK filter includes a capacitor in parallel with an inductor. The parallel capacitor and inductor are placed in series with the lead wire of the AMD, wherein values of capacitance and inductance are selected such that the TANK filter is resonant at a selected frequency. The Q of the inductor may be relatively maximized and the Q of the capacitor may be relatively minimized to reduce the overall Q of the TANK filter to attenuate current flow through the lead wire along a range of selected frequencies. In a preferred form, the TANK filter is integrated into a TIP and/or RING electrode for an active implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert A. Stevenson, Warren S. Dabney, Christine A. Frysz, Richard L. Brendel
  • Patent number: 8109863
    Abstract: The resistance exercise trainer includes an adjustable strap wearable by a user, a leash attached to the strap at a first end and a bag attached to a second end of the leash and configured for removable reception of at least one weight. When wearing the strap and pulling the bag and the weight with the leash, the weighted bag impedes user movement thereby providing resistance exercise training. As part of the resistance exercise training, the leash may be disconnected from the strap and used individually as a jump rope and the weight may be removed from the bag and used individually in strength training exercises. Together, the strap, the leash, the bag and the weight may be used in a speed training triangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: All Sports Conditioning, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Gilberti, Cyril Brizard, Monte L. Nash
  • Patent number: 8107540
    Abstract: A method to determine real time image complexity in video streaming, IPTV and broadcast applications using a statistical model representing channel bandwidth variation and image complexity that considers scene content changes. Available channel bandwidth is distributed unevenly among multiple video streams in proportion to bandwidth variation and image complexity of the broadcast video stream. The distribution of available channel bandwidth is determined based upon an image complexity factor of each video stream as determined from probability matrices considering bandwidth variations and image complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Cheetah Technologies, L.P.
    Inventor: Praveen A. Mohandas
  • Patent number: 8099890
    Abstract: A closure mechanism receiving aperture presents a substantially contiguous, uninterrupted planar surface on a flexible medium, primarily for use with identification devices, i.e., wristbands. The aperture does not interrupt the printable area so that printer ink may be printed over the aperture without passing through. The inventive aperture also does not produce waster material or chads which can jam or foul-up a printer. An inventive wristband includes both snap closure and adhesive closure mechanisms that can be used at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Precision Dynamics Corporation
    Inventors: Sherif Ali, Kim Canchola, Russell Smith, Tracy Tenpenny, Jeffrey Kerlin, Mike Erwin, James Brown
  • Patent number: 8091498
    Abstract: The rudder arrangement for ships comprises a twisted and balanced rudder blade having a slender profile and a low profile thickness and comprising a propeller facing the rudder blade. A rudder pipe is located in the upper region of the rudder blade with rudder post located therein, wherein the rudder blade comprises two superposed rudder blade sections having different heights whose front nose strips facing the propeller are offset in such a manner that one nose strip is offset to port or starboard and the other nose strip is offset to starboard or port. The two side wall surfaces of the rudder blade converge into an end strip facing away from the propeller and have different arc profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: becker marine systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dirk Lehmann
  • Patent number: 8091582
    Abstract: A system for hydraulically managing fluid pressure between selected set points includes a pilot control system operably coupled to a main valve. The pilot control system includes at least one fluid conduit, a variable orifice assembly, and a control pilot valve apparatus. Fluid is passed through a fixed orifice and into a first chamber of the control pilot valve apparatus. Fluid is passed through the variable orifice of the variable orifice assembly and into a second chamber of the control pilot valve apparatus. The main valve is hydraulically opened or closed in response to a pressure differential between the first and second chambers of the control pilot valve apparatus so as to manage fluid pressure downstream of the main valve between the selected upper and lower set points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: CLA-VAL Co.
    Inventor: Robert Folk
  • Patent number: 8074361
    Abstract: A rose pruning and stripping device includes first and second jaws pivotally connected between handle and cutting portions thereof. An inner edge of the cutting portion of the first jaw sharpened into a cutting edge, and the opposite inner edge of the cutting portion of the second jaw defines a dull edge. A multi-faceted notch is formed in each cutting portion of the first and second jaws between the pivotal connection and the sharpened edge. A leaf and thorn stripping aperture is formed as the handles of the first and second jaws, and particularly the cutting portions thereof, are brought towards one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventors: Barbara E. Bohlman, Camille B. Carr
  • Patent number: 8075455
    Abstract: A rope-less jump rope exercise device includes a handle and a flexible, elongated lash having a first end associated with the handle and a second end. A ball-and-socket assembly interconnects the first end of the lash and the handle in order to provide rotary movement of the lash relative to the handle in all directions. The handle, lash and ball-and-socket assembly form one half of a pair of identical jump rope exercise assemblies which jointly comprise the jump rope exercise device. Alternatively, a rope-less jump rope exercise device includes a handle defining an inner cavity and a flexible, elongated lash having a first end at partially disposed within the inner cavity and a second end. A spring disposed within the inner cavity is configured to interconnect the handle and the lash and resist movement of the lash out of the inner cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Borg Unlimited, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricardo Gamboa, Peter T. Garcia
  • Patent number: 8069659
    Abstract: An exhaust system for an internal combustion engine includes an outer housing having a front shell and a rear shell, a prechamber in which exhaust gas from the combustion chamber enters, and an intermediate shell having a front and back as well as a catalytic converter holder. A catalytic converter element is arranged on the catalytic converter holder where an exhaust port directs exhaust gas from the catalytic converter element. To place the center of gravity of the exhaust system near the internal combustion engine or cylinder, the intermediate shell forms the prechamber and the exhaust port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Dolmar GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Kellermann
  • Patent number: 8056931
    Abstract: A multi-part form includes a wristband with related tags and labels. The tags are configured for mounting on the wristband after the wristband has been secured to a person of object to be identified. The multi-part form is also configured with a wristband portion separate from a plurality of utility groups, each of which is separate from the other, by a street devoid of media layer. The layers that comprise the multi-part form are preferably solvent resistant so as to make the identification products more durable and longer lasting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Precision Dynamics Corporation
    Inventors: Sherif Ali, Kim Canchola, Russell Smith, Tracy Tenpenny, Jeffrey Kerlin, Mike Erwin, James Brown
  • Patent number: 8052933
    Abstract: A device for capturing an individual's breath as a keepsake includes a hollow blow-pipe insertable through an aperture through a neck fitted into an aperture of the vessel. After introducing one or more individual's breath into the vessel, the vessel is sealed, such as by using a plug removably attached to an end of the blow-pipe disposed within the vessel and configured to engage the neck as the blow-pipe is removed from the vessel and disengaged from the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: MSTK Limited
    Inventors: Glen Willard Schirmer, Rodrick Alexander Payne
  • Patent number: D648906
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Charles A. Byrne
  • Patent number: D650137
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Charles A. Byrne
  • Patent number: D650167
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventors: Pam Goldwasser, Rhonda Robinson
  • Patent number: D651289
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Garm Beall
  • Patent number: D651294
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Garm Beall
  • Patent number: D651295
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Garm Beall
  • Patent number: D651771
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignees: C.B. Worldwide, Inc., Shanghai Xinjian Pet Product Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Lin Shanghui
  • Patent number: D653148
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Precision Dynamics Corporation
    Inventor: Alexander Bekker
  • Patent number: D653819
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventor: Charles A. Byrne