Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Kevin D. McCarthy
  • Patent number: 6824439
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous bubble solution. The solution has at least a surfactant that produces micelles in an aqueous solution, along with an ionic, hydrophobic or hydrogen bonding agent that interacts with the surfactant. When the bubble solution is formed into a bubble the bubble provides a first predetermined effect other than just being formed and popping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Heliogenesis, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel M. Ammon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6813790
    Abstract: A cushioning device including a first fluid bladder support structure having a first surface and an opposing second surface, a second fluid bladder support structure having a first surface and an opposing second surface, and at least one fluid accumulation reservoir. The first and second fluid bladder support structures deform under application of a load and reform upon removal of the load. A first conduit interconnects the first fluid bladder support structure in fluid communication with the second fluid bladder support structure. The first conduit includes a first one-way valve which permits fluid flow from the first fluid bladder support structure to the second fluid bladder support structure. A second conduit interconnects the second fluid bladder support structure in fluid communication with the at least one fluid accumulation reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland E. Flick, Raymond P. Paolini, Joel T. Jusiak
  • Patent number: 6767621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gelatinous composite article. The article has a first and a second heat formable and heat reversible gelatinous elastomer material, a first permeable layer, and a control gap. Each of the gelatinous materials is a three-dimensional shape having an upper side, a base side and at least one connecting side. The first connecting side and the second connecting side are adjacent to each other so the first and second materials are essentially side-by-side within the same horizontal plane. The first permeable layer has a top side and a bottom side. The top side attaches to the first and second connecting side. The control gap is interspaced between the bottom side of the first permeable layer. This gap degrades the rigidity between each connecting side and provides an equivalent structural property throughout the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland E. Flick, Joel T. Jusiak
  • Patent number: 6745996
    Abstract: An alternating pressure valve system is provided comprising a blower with an air intake and an air outlet; a rotor valve assembly connected to the air outlet from the blower where the rotor valve assembly comprising: a housing with an air intake, a first air outlet, a second air outlet, and a circular chamber; and a wedged shaped rotor valve rotatably contained within the circular chamber of the housing such that the rotor valve can rotate to partially block the first air outlet, partially block the second air outlet, or block neither air outlets; The rotor valve is preferably controlled by a gearmotor and pressure sensors to detect the relative pressure in each outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian L. Guthrie
  • Patent number: 6739001
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cushioning device including an inflatable cushion having at least one side and first and second opposing surfaces, and at least one restraint structure attached to at least a portion of the at least one side of the inflatable cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland E. Flick, Gregory J. Pepe
  • Patent number: 6726724
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a prosthetic knee. In one embodiment of the present invention, the knee has a femoral body and meniscal body. The femoral body has a femoral alignment member, and the meniscal body has a femoral side. Extending from the femoral side are at least two guiding protrusions that extend along the longitudinal axis of the meniscal body and define at least two sides of an alignment groove. The alignment groove slippingly receives the femoral alignment member. The femoral alignment is able to move within the alignment groove and slip over the alignment groove when a force of sufficient magnitude is applied to the prosthetic and revert into the alignment groove. In another embodiment of the present invention, the groove and the alignment components are reversed on the respective femoral and meniscal bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Inventor: John A. Repicci
  • Patent number: 6689079
    Abstract: A protective and pressure normalizing device including a support member having an exterior wall and an interior wall which define a first chamber, wherein the support member comprises a pressure adjustment section movable between a first position and at least one second position to adjust a pressure of a medium within the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland E. Flick, Michael P. Rechin
  • Patent number: 6682550
    Abstract: The present invention relates to heat transfer blankets which wrap the torso and/or legs leaving the arms, buttocks, perineum, knee, and/or head exposed and allow for the selective heating or cooling of various body parts at the same or different rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas
    Inventors: Guy L. Clifton, Emmy R. Miller
  • Patent number: 6606754
    Abstract: A first conformable material having a three-dimensional shape and a first hypothermia and/or hyperthermia device, used as a pad for sleeping, lying down, or sitting, to maintain a desired temperature to the contacting surface of a body to the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Roland E. Flick
  • Patent number: 6593375
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous bubble solution. The solution has at least a surfactant that produces micelles in an aqueous solution, along with an ionic, hydrophobic or hydrogen bonding agent that interacts with the surfactant. When the bubble solution is formed into a bubble the bubble provides a first predetermined effect other than just being formed and popping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Heliogenesis, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel M. Ammon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6517510
    Abstract: The present invention relates to regulating the temperature of a desired medium that is applied to the exterior surface of a mammal. These devices have been used in the past but not with the ability to control the temperature of the desired medium in a predetermined ratio to the temperature of the mammal. With such control, the present invention decreases the change of discomforting the patient when the patient's temperature is being brought to a set point temperature body temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Stewart, Hermann K. Pohl
  • Patent number: 6503280
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a prosthetic knee. In one embodiment of the present invention, the knee has a femoral body and meniscal body. The femoral body has a femoral alignment member, and the meniscal body has a femoral side. Extending from the femoral side are at least two guiding protrusions that extend along the longitudinal axis of the meniscal body and define at least two sides of an alignment groove. The alignment groove slippingly receives the femoral alignment member. The femoral alignment is able to move within the alignment groove and slip over the alignment groove when a force of sufficient magnitude is applied to the prosthetic and revert into the alignment groove. In another embodiment of the present invention, the groove and the alignment components are reversed on the respective femoral and meniscal bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Inventor: John A. Repicci
  • Patent number: 5567328
    Abstract: A process to manufacture disposable medical flat flexible printed circuits 10. The process entails depositing conductive metal in the range of 1000 to 2500 Angstroms thick onto a flexible film having a thickness in the range of 0.1 to 10 mils. The first portions of the conductive metal are covered with a resist material arranged in a pattern. Metal circuit material is deposited onto second portions of the conductive metal. Overplating the metal circuit material with a corrosion resistant metal. Lastly, removing the resist material and the first portions of the metal and laminating the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation
    Inventors: Paul F. Engle, Thomas J. Lynch, Roger T. Banks
  • Patent number: 5537294
    Abstract: A printed circuit card having a printed circuit board therein with ground contact pads. The printed circuit card is made of a conductive housing in which the printed circuit board resides. At least one ground contact clip is interfaced with both the ground contact pad on the printed circuit board and the conductive housing to complete a ground circuit for the printed circuit board and for protecting the connector against electromagnetic interference and electrostatic discharge. The ground clip further ensures that the printed circuit card has a high ground-to-signal ratio, thereby ensuring good data transmission through the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation
    Inventor: Paul P. Siwinski
  • Patent number: 5523747
    Abstract: A cable management system which provides routing of wired services between service lines (16) and user lines (18). Each service line enters the cable system at a service termination unit circuit card (22) which also holds a portion of a crosspoint switch matrix (126). Each user line enters the system at a line termination unit circuit card (20). The service termination unit circuit cards are all mounted to connectors (36) on a first side of a centerplane board (24) and the line termination unit circuit cards are mounted to connectors (36) on the other side of the centerplane board. Pins (37) extending through the centerplane board interconnect the connectors so that any service line can be connected to any user line. A system controller card (26) mounted to the centerplane board communicates with the circuit cards via a bus (38) on the centerplane board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: The Whitaker Corp.
    Inventor: James H. Wise
  • Patent number: 5466162
    Abstract: An electrical connector made of overlapping layers of flexible film 8 carrying conductive traces 9 for interconnecting pins 1 to connection pads 10 on a printed circuit board surface 2a. Cylindrical elastomeric bodies 11 having parallel spaced apart conductors 25 thereon connect the traces 9 to the pads 10. Pins 1 impinge a rigid backing plate 18 upon axial forces to the pins 1 which resists axial movement of the pins 1 relative to solder joints 19 between the pins 1 and the traces 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard C. Schroepfer, Tracy L. Smith
  • Patent number: 5466975
    Abstract: An arrangement for terminating a tap-off line (40) between a bus line (14) and a bi-directional signal driver (38). The arrangement includes a resistor (42) serially connected in the tap-off line and a controllable switch (44) connected across the resistor. There is also provided means (46, 48) for controlling the switch to bypass the resistor when the bi-directional signal driver transmits signals to the bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth B. Wratten
  • Patent number: 5462457
    Abstract: An electrical cable assembly (1) comprises, an electrical connector (2) terminated to an electrical cable (3), an insulating housing (4), a moveable latch (5) on the connector (2) for latching removably to another mating electrical connector, and an overmold (8) adhered to the housing (4) and at least partially overlapping a portion of the moveable latch (5) to prevent snagging of the latch (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard C. Schroepfer, Edward E. Knisely, Jr.
  • Patent number: D482109
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Americair Corporation
    Inventor: Jim Woods
  • Patent number: D493874
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Americair Corporation
    Inventor: Jim Woods