Patents Represented by Law Firm Klaas & Law
  • Patent number: 8336880
    Abstract: Air hockey tables are disclosed herein. An embodiment of an air hockey table comprises a playing surface and an opening wherein a puck is movable on the playing surface and is receivable in said opening. At least one barricade is movable proximate the opening, wherein the barricade has a first fixed position wherein the puck is prevented from entering the opening when the puck is shot from anywhere on the playing surface, and a second fixed position wherein the puck is able to enter the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy D. Crawford, Martin L. Brooks
  • Patent number: 8025293
    Abstract: Air hockey tables are disclosed herein. An embodiment of an air hockey table comprises a playing surface bounded by at least three sides; a plurality of air paths extending through the playing surface, wherein air is emittable by the plurality of air paths, and wherein a puck is at least partially floatable on air that is emittable by the plurality of air paths; and at least one opening proximate each of three of the sides, the openings being sized to receive the puck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventors: Timothy D. Crawford, Martin L. Brooks
  • Patent number: 7942727
    Abstract: A wood floor edger is disclosed herein. An embodiment of the edger comprises a housing and a motor. The housing comprises an opening and a rotatable abrasive disc located in the opening. The rotatable abrasive disc may have a diameter greater than six inches. The motor is operatively connected to the first housing and drivingly connected to the abrasive disc. A motor controller is electrically connected to the motor, wherein the motor is operatable at a speed that is preselected by the motor controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Bona AB
    Inventors: Levik Kodaverdian, R. David Garakanian, Michael W. Hodges, Rodney Conrad
  • Patent number: 7878122
    Abstract: Drive sheaves are disclosed herein. An embodiment of a drive sheave includes a tire portion wherein the tire portion comprises an inner circumferential surface and an outer circumferential surface. The tire portion also includes a first surface extending between the inner circumferential surface and the outer circumferential surface and a second surface extending between the inner circumferential surface and the outer circumferential surface, the second surface being oppositely disposed relative to the first surface. At least one hole in the tire portion extends between the first surface and the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Leitner-Poma of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Mugnier
  • Patent number: 7800509
    Abstract: A ropeway may include at least one cable. A first sensor and a second sensor may be provided. The second sensor may be located between the first sensor and the cable. Related methodology is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Leitner-Poma of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremiah Daniel Frazier, Brian Christopher Kelly
  • Patent number: 7743711
    Abstract: A drive sheave equipped with a deformable tire is disclosed herein. An embodiment of the drive sheave comprises a tire portion wherein the tire portion comprises an inner circumferential surface and an outer circumferential surface. The tire portion also comprises a first surface extending between the inner circumferential surface and the outer circumferential surface. In addition, the tire portion comprises a second surface extending between the inner circumferential surface and the outer circumferential surface, wherein the second surface is oppositely disposed relative to the first surface. At least one opening in the tire portion extends between the first surface and the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Leitner-Poma of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Mugnier
  • Patent number: 7650979
    Abstract: A ball transfer device is disclosed herein. An embodiment of the ball transfer device includes a chamber, wherein a first opening and a second opening extend into the chamber. A ball is located between the first opening and the second opening and is movable within the chamber. The movement extends between a first position and as second position, wherein a portion of the ball is movable into the first opening when the ball is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Portec, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Szarkowski, Rodney R. Mishmash, David M. Pruett, Raymond D. Middlemiss, Ernest L. Klemm
  • Patent number: 7584840
    Abstract: A conveyor for moving items in a direction is disclosed herein. The conveyor may comprise a first end and a second end, wherein the second end is not perpendicular to the direction. A first pulley and a second pulley may be located proximate the second end with a connector connecting the first pulley to the second pulley. A first belt extends between the first end and the first pulley. A second belt extends between the first end and the second pulley. The second belt is longer than the first belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Inventors: Rodney R. Mishmash, Stephen D. Szarkowski, Thomas Harding, Steve DiOrio
  • Patent number: 7408474
    Abstract: A damage indicator for indicating potential damage to a sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Leitner-Poma of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremiah Daniel Frazier, Brian Christopher Kelly
  • Patent number: 7347055
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for rapidly chilling a beverage-filled container and the beverage therein is disclosed. The apparatus includes a housing having a cylindrical inner surface that generally conforms to the cylindrical outer surface of a beverage-filled container. A cooling coil surrounds the housing, and a refrigeration unit is operatively connected thereto. When a beverage-filled container is positioned within the housing, the beverage-filled container and the beverage therein is rapidly chilled substantially by conduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Coors Global Properties, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip J. Lucas
  • Patent number: 7142625
    Abstract: A device for detecting photonuclear-induced neutrons is described herein. One embodiment of the device may comprise a neutron detector and a detection circuit. The neutron detector may comprise a detector output. The detection circuit may be operatively connected to the detector output and may comprise an amplifier, a low-pass filter, and a high pass filter. The amplifier may comprise an amplifier input and an amplifier output. The amplifier input may be being operatively connected to the detector output. The low-pass filter may comprise a low-pass filter input and a low-pass filter output. The low-pass filter input may be operatively connected to the amplifier output. The high-pass filter may comprise a high-pass filter input and a high-pass filter output. The high-pass filter input may be operatively connected to the amplifier output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Inventors: James L. Jones, Jerry M. Hoggan, Yale D. Harker, Woo Y. Yoon, Larry O. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7036671
    Abstract: A container having a damage-resistant finish ring and an opening sealable by a closure member that is removable by a hook-type opener is disclosed. The damage-resistant finish ring has a locking ring with a convex outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Coors Global Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis K. Hidalgo, Terry D. Walker, Michael S. Reams, Kevin L. Gobbo
  • Patent number: 6976301
    Abstract: A system for and method of manufacturing a finned tube for a heat exchanger is disclosed herein. A continuous fin strip is provided with at one pair of vortex generators. A tube is rotated and linearly displaced while the continuous fin strip with vortex generators is spirally wrapped around the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
    Inventors: Manohar S. Sohal, James E. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 6976435
    Abstract: A pallet system for supporting a load of packages is disclosed. The pallet system is comprised of a plurality of pallet units. Each pallet unit may have a load support portion, a plurality of side portions attached thereto, and a flange portion attached to the side portions. The load support portion is adapted to be placed directly adjacent to the bottom surface of the load. The side portions have openings sufficiently sized to receive forks of a forklift. The flange portion is flexible and extends continuously around the periphery of the pallet unit. A method for supporting a load of packages utilizing a plurality of pallet units is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Coors Global Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip J. Lucas, William P. Apps, Jon P. Hassell
  • Patent number: D583118
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: BonaKemi USA, Inc.
    Inventor: David Alan Snyder
  • Patent number: D591158
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Bonakemi USA, Inc.
    Inventor: David Alan Snyder
  • Patent number: D599209
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: BonaKemi USA, Inc.
    Inventor: David Alan Snyder
  • Patent number: D646794
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel J. Hennessey
  • Patent number: D657928
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Bona AB
    Inventor: Adam Benjamin Byrne
  • Patent number: D673748
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Bona AB
    Inventors: David Alan Snyder, Eric Paris Hayes, Jared Mark Delaney Hall