Patents Represented by Attorney Klein, DeNatale, Goldner
  • Patent number: 8347595
    Abstract: A system for removing particles from an air stream includes a housing having an air stream inlet at a first end thereof and an air steam exhaust at a second end thereof. The housing defines a flow path between the air stream inlet and the air stream exhaust. At least one liquid introduction jet disposed between the air stream inlet and the air stream exhaust injects liquid droplets into the air stream. A scrubber disposed between the at least one liquid introduction jets and the air stream exhaust for removes smaller particles from the air stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Exact Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan J Flora, Douglas W Flora, Adam Benedict
  • Patent number: 8333333
    Abstract: A dust-control apparatus may be used in combination with tilling, cultivating, harvesting, construction machinery, and other mobile soil treatment implements. The apparatus applies mist to dust particles where the mist is created by pumping water or other liquid through nozzles. Because the apparatus is used in combination with the operation of the dust-generating machinery, the dust suppressing mist is applied nearly simultaneously to the generation of the dust by the agitation of the soil by the machinery. In one embodiment of the device, the operation of the pump or valves which control liquid flow to the nozzles is automatically activated by a optical sensor. The optical sensors cause either the starting of a pump or opening of a valve thereby increasing or decreasing the pressure and/or volume of the liquid upon the dust level reaching a preset trigger point as detected by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Lynn Embry
  • Patent number: 8292560
    Abstract: A modified anchor device for attaching a structure to a thin-walled work piece allows a structure, such as a luggage or utility rack, to be attached to a work piece, such as an automobile roof, without threaded fasteners connecting the structure to the work piece. The anchor device has an double-sectioned head having an upper head member and a lower head member The upper head member extends above the surface of the work piece a sufficient distance such that the upper head member engages the top surface of the structure, thus retaining the bottom side of the structure in face-to-face contact with the top side of the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: AVK Industrial Products
    Inventors: Thomas McGee, Frank Neri
  • Patent number: 8281853
    Abstract: A tool for use in well monitoring is described to insert devices for well fluid level control into a wellhead. The tool also permits removal of the devices for well fluid level control from an operating well for servicing. The tool also permits precise positioning of the components utilized to take measurements in the well annulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Hytech Energy, LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hill, Sanford A. Burris
  • Patent number: 8273065
    Abstract: An improved ostomy bag comprises an outwardly facing irrigation line attachment adapter. A removable vent housing may be attached to the attachment adapter, where the vent housing is attached during normal operation of the ostomy bag, where the vent housing may comprise a charcoal filter and a scent absorbing medium for reducing odors which may vent from the ostomy bag. The vent housing is attached with quick-connect connectors, and is easily removed so that a conduit may be attached to the attachment adapter, where the conduit is attached to a source of flushing liquid, such as a squeezable reservoir or faucet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventors: Zora Singh Gill, Nichater Singh Gill
  • Patent number: 8272181
    Abstract: A foundation for a tall vertical structure, such as a wind turbine installation, features anchor bolts having a grout cap slid over the anchor bolt, where the grout cap has a flared skirt which seals against the open annulus formed by the anchor bolt and its accompanying PVC sleeve, where the top of the PVC sleeve is generally flush with the bottom of the grout trough. The grout cap extends from its bottom which abuts the bottom of the grout trough, up and extending at least partially into a bolt hole in the tower flange. A method of protecting anchor bolts utilizing the grout cap is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventors: Norman L. Tooman, Joseph W. Bruce
  • Patent number: 8266864
    Abstract: Truss structures assembled from modules comprising one hinge link, four spacer links and four apex joinders, one at each end or each hinge link. The second hinge link to complete a tetrahedron is missing from the module, and is provided by the hinge link of a next in line module so as to provide a series of joined tetrahedrons. When the strut is assembled, the apex joinders enable the strut to be formed into a wide variety of shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Joe Pete Claypool
  • Patent number: 8226339
    Abstract: A threaded collapsible insert is utilized for insertion into a hole in a workpiece for subsequent installation of a threaded fastener. The insert has a axially-aligned opening extending for most or all of the entire length of the body of the insert. The hollow body has a first section and a second section, where the wall thickness of the first section is less than the wall thickness of the second section, such that the first section preferentially collapses upon application of a linear force to the insert. The second section comprises internal threads for engaging the fastener. The head member has a top side and an underside. The underside of the head member may comprise a plurality of knurls radiating outwardly on the underside of the flange. The outside of the first section may also comprise a plurality of axially aligned rib members extending from the proximal end to the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: AVK Industrial Products
    Inventor: Frank Neri
  • Patent number: 8191346
    Abstract: A mobile harvesting unit which utilizes a high volume fan to separate crops from foreign matter, has a dust suppression system which substantially reduces particulates which are discharged with the fan exhaust. The dust suppression system has two stages. The first stage separates larger particles of foreign matter by deploying an air stream cleaning chain upstream of the fan. The second stage is contained within a air stream discharge duct. Within the air stream discharge duct, a liquid, such as water, is sprayed into the dust entrained air stream. The moistened air stream flows through a plurality of collection members which extend radially from a brush drum, where the moistened dust particles are accumulated on the collection members, such that the volume of dust particles contained within the air discharged from the harvesting unit is substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Exact Corp.
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Flora, Douglas W. Flora, Adam Benedict
  • Patent number: 8173881
    Abstract: A stringed musical instrument has a sound chamber and a neck attached to the sound chamber. A fingerboard is attached along the neck. The musical instrument has an electronic device such as a chromatic tuner or a preamplifier, which is either mounted inside or on the exterior of the musical instrument. The fingerboard has a plurality of position markers which are flush with an edge face of the fingerboard. One or more of the position markers illuminates to display output from the electronic device. The position marker may either be the top of a light emitting diode attached to the electronic device, or the position marker may be the terminating end of a length of fiber optic cable, where the opposite end of the fiber optic cable abuts a light emitting diode mounted within the housing of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Roderick K. Schenk
  • Patent number: 8152425
    Abstract: A pair of pipe bunks are utilized on in combination with a flatbed truck, deck of a work boat, or other conveyance means for securing loads of long, heavy, structural members during transportation. The pipe bunks have particular utility for oilfield tubulars. Each pipe bunk comprises a horizontal base member which is attached cross-wise to the flatbed of the truck, or deck of the workboat. A horizontal beam is attached to the horizontal base member and a vertical member is affixed to each opposing outside end of the horizontal beam. Adjustable slide members are slidingly attached to the horizontal base member, where each adjustable slide member has a vertical member which is disposed in offset facing relation with a respective outside vertical member. The slide members are attached to the horizontal base member with guide members. The slide members are adjustable with respect to the distance of each from the respective outside vertical member to accommodate the width of the desired load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Hazen
  • Patent number: 8147566
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fuel additives, fuel compositions and methods of manufacture in which the additives are provided to impart desired properties to fuels. These properties include, without limitation, reduction of nitrogen oxide and particulate emissions from the exhaust stream of internal combustion engines using the fuels. Preferred embodiments of an additive form of the composition include a nitrogen-containing compound selected from the group consisting of urea, cyanuric acid, triazine, ammonia and mixtures thereof, a carrier blend comprising an alkoxylated alcohol, a polyalkylene glycol ester and an alkanolamide and water. The additive may be provided in a concentrate form by addition of a solvent or may be provided as a final form fuel composition. A method of additive manufacture and is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventors: James A. Krogh, Robert A. Swenson, Clifford J. Hazel, Ian V. Williamson
  • Patent number: 8146323
    Abstract: In a foundation for a wind turbine, the foundation has a large number of anchor bolts which are axially placed within the bore hole for mounting a tower flange of the wind turbine. In contrast to the practiced method, the present invention utilizes the fabrication of separate bolt packages, in which the bolts of each bolt package are configured to have an inner arc of bolts and outer arc of bolts, where each bolt in the bolt package is retained, by position retention means, in a fixed position with respect to the position of the other anchor bolts in the pre-assembled package. The present invention describes the position retention means for forming each pre-assembled package and a method of using the position retentions for constructing a foundation for a wind turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Norman L. Tooman
  • Patent number: 8136540
    Abstract: An improved portable cleaning system for use in cleaning heat exchanger tube bundles, fin-fans, towers and other elongated components. The cleaning system comprises a cleaning unit having a cleaning enclosure that receives and cleans the component and a control unit that controls the operation of the system. The cleaning unit has a cleaning enclosure defining a chamber sized and configured to receive the component through a sealable lid. A roller assembly rotates the component while a spray assembly sprays cleaning fluid over and into the rotating component. The cleaning fluid is heated in the chamber using surface heating elements attached to heat transfer plates along sections of the chamber walls. A vapor recovery system captures and treats toxic vapors. In use, the cleaning system is transported to a facility to clean the components on-site using cleaning fluid supplied by the facility and discharging waste to the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Gary I. Hays
  • Patent number: 8119891
    Abstract: A wood support member for attaching a first wood member to a wood side structure defining an interior peripheral edge, the wood support member is attachable to the peripheral edge, comprising a top, a bottom, a first end, a second end, a front face and a rear face. The wood support member can comprise a first plurality of kerfs in the front face and a second plurality of kerfs in the rear face, the plurality of kerfs each extending from the top to the bottom. The kerfs in the first plurality of kerfs can be spaced equidistant from each other and the kerfs in the second plurality of kerfs can be spaced equidistant from each other, and each kerf in the first plurality of kerfs can be spaced equidistant from each kerf in the second plurality of kerfs. The wood support member can have an uninstalled state, in which each kerf in the first plurality of kerfs is parallel to the other kerfs, and an installed state, in which each kerf in the first plurality of kerfs is not parallel to the other kerfs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin Ryan
  • Patent number: 8113551
    Abstract: A latch and keeper combination is utilized for securing a radome to an aircraft fuselage. The keeper has a keeper housing and an eyebolt member which extends toward the latch from the keeper housing. The latch has a pivoting handle member pivotally attached to a latch housing. A hook member depends from the handle member. Once the hook member is generally placed about the eye bolt, depressing the handle member further causes the hook to rotate within the latch housing. As the handle member is completely depressed, the hook member fully engages the eye bolt, while at the same time members axially extend from the latch to engage the keeper which provides a resistance to shear between the latch and keeper. The apparatus may also have a safety which prevents the handle from fully closing until the eye bolt is fully engaged by the hook member, thereby providing visual confirmation that the latch has completely engaged the keeper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Avibank Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Zarko Baic, Zeljko Baic
  • Patent number: 8104960
    Abstract: A portable and sealable waste disposal receptacle receives human waste material through an opening in an outer chamber. The waste passes through an inner chamber, which is suspended within the outer chamber, and passes through a one-way valve located at the bottom of the inner chamber into a lower chamber portion of the outer chamber. The one-way valve is fashioned from the bottom edges of the inner chamber, where a biasing strip is mounted in compression along one of the bottom edges, which causes the bottom edges of the inner chamber to be biased closed in sealing contact except when waste enters the inner chamber, the weight of which is sufficient to overcome the closing bias of the biasing strip, allowing the waste to flow into the lower chamber. Once the waste has cleared the inner chamber, the biasing member causes the bottom edges to come together in sealing contact, preventing the flow of waste back through the inner chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventors: Zora Singh Gill, Nichhater Singh Gill
  • Patent number: 8056313
    Abstract: A mobile harvesting unit which utilizes a high volume fan to separate crops from foreign matter, has a dust suppression system which substantially reduces particulates which are discharged with the fan exhaust. The dust suppression system has two stages. The first stage separates larger particles of foreign matter by deploying an air stream cleaning chain upstream of the fan. The second stage is contained within a air stream discharge duct. Within the air stream discharge duct, a liquid, such as water, is sprayed into the dust entrained air stream. The moistened air stream flows through a plurality of collection members which extend radially from a brush drum, where the moistened dust particles are accumulated on the collection members, such that the volume of dust particles contained within the air discharged from the harvesting unit is substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Exact Corp.
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Flora, Douglas W. Flora, Adam Benedict
  • Patent number: 8052360
    Abstract: A self-aligning tap is used to produce correctly aligned new threads in an existing smooth bore hole. The design of the tap's shank, flutes, and cutting surfaces is that of commonly used existing taps. The flat end of the tap—the end that enters the existing bore hole—contains a threaded bore. A removable pilot that aligns the tap to the axis of the existing bore consists of a cylindrical body with a diameter slightly smaller than the existing bore hole, and a length no greater than the diameter of the major diameter of the tap. The upper end of the cylindrical pilot—the end that shoulders against the tap—comprises a threaded stem whose thread pitch matches that of the tap end's bore, and whose length is slightly less than the tap end bore's depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Carl Strom
  • Patent number: D664015
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventors: Mike Arnold, Steve Campion