Patents Represented by Attorney Law Office of Ken Dallara
  • Patent number: 8220732
    Abstract: A device, and method for use of the device, is disclosed that optimizes the proper preparation of fresh herbs for culinary or other uses. The device incorporates both a unique shredding means and storage of the herbs in one device. It is important in the preparation of fresh herbs that there is an absence of grinding or pulverizing due to the release of essential aromatic oils onto the surfaces of the grinder. Fresh herbs need to be shredded or torn. This device also defoliates the herb leaves from the stems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventors: Jeremy Griffin, Jacob Griffin
  • Patent number: 8205340
    Abstract: A surgical scalpel is presented which combines the attributes of cost-effectiveness in design and safety of single use scalpel devices and the ability to be autoclavable so as to promote the device as a multiple use device as well. The design of the device is such as to afford medical personnel the feel, weight and balance of the original metal unguarded scalpel, while maintaining safety through the shielding of the blade during non-use and the ability to dispose of the blade in a safe controlled manner. The user is able to remove the blade through the biasing action of a living hinge and have it securely attached to the shield of the device for later discharge into a sharps container, all without having to place ones hands near the unguarded sharp. The device to designed to use existing styles of blades currently available without needing costly inventories of specially created blades. This device is presented in several embodiments containing similar attributes for safety and discharge of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventors: Georgene Austria, Pengcheng Ye, Shenglei Di
  • Patent number: 8156653
    Abstract: A surgical scalpel is presented which combines the attributes of cost-effectiveness in design and safety of single use scalpel devices and the ability to be autoclavable so as to promote the device as a multiple use device as well. The design of the device is such as to afford medical personnel the feel, weight and balance of the original metal unguarded scalpel, while maintaining safety through the shielding of the blade during non-use and the ability to dispose of the blade in a safe controlled manner. The user is able to remove the blade through the biasing action of a living hinge and have it securely attached to the shield of the device for later discharge into a sharps container, all without having to place ones hands near the unguarded sharp. The device to designed to use existing styles of blades without needing costly inventories of specially created blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventors: Georgene Austria, Pengcheng Ye, Shenglei Di
  • Patent number: 8100149
    Abstract: A venting probe insertion chamber that is attached to a uniquely designed port which combines the attributes of a probe insertion chamber along with the ability to vent to atmosphere gasses that are present in piping system. This invention combines the functions of two existing products in an economically viable product. This inventive design performs all task required without the need for O-rings or sealing elements present on prior art products. Creating a simpler to manufacture and maintain device that allow for a user to obtain accurate readings of temperature and pressure while using a minimal amount of tooling. The user is able to remove the protective cap while using only a single tool to prevent dislodgement of the product from the associated port. Current state of the art can potentially place a user in harm as accidental dislodgement of their product can occur having only a single operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Griswold Controls Inc
    Inventor: David B Keiser
  • Patent number: 8087687
    Abstract: An adjustable multipurpose adult mobility device is herein disclosed which includes improvements over prior art including ride cushioning, improved braking and includes a movable frame adapted for use by a person to assist in ambulatory movement, and a canopy that is positioned substantially above and carried by the movable frame. A flexible shield extends downwardly from the front portion of the canopy to at least partially cover a front portion of the movable frame. Such coverage effectively protects a passenger from the environment or potential inclement weather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Janet Murdock
  • Patent number: 8067850
    Abstract: This invention involves a method of creating a hydroelectric turbine system that is capable of producing electricity while sustaining a majority of the fluid flow or hydraulic pressure within the pipe line or pipe network driving the system. The system's objective is to shave as little pressure as possible from an enclosed pipe system that requires pressure to operate and function properly. More particularly, this invention relates to a hydroelectric turbine generator system wherein the system is specially designed and configured with an unique impeller and fluted turbine housing that enable a generator device to produce a particular amount of electric current and voltage, while yet minimizing flow restriction and pressure loss to the fluid pressure driving the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Techstream Control Systems Inc
    Inventors: Raymond Alvarez, Daniel Dale Gilson
  • Patent number: 7984805
    Abstract: A medical apparatus whose purpose it is to permanently retard future use of a medical apparatus, in particular needles, preventing accidental exposure to contaminated sharps. It facilitates the possible removal of medical devices from their respective holders, while preventing possible contaminated discharge of fluids located along the anterior or exterior walls of needles or exterior of medical sharps. This medical apparatus provides for single handed use which complies with OSHA guidelines, and its advanced design facilitates the more common shorter medical needles to which non-medical users are accustomed as well as the wide range of needles that medical professional use. This apparatus is easier to manufacture, shorter in stature that allows for its inclusion in the already overcrowded medical trays used by today's medical personnel, in particular, emergency medical technicians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Griff Industries Inc
    Inventors: Rodolfo Gaba, Michael D Griffin
  • Patent number: 7971854
    Abstract: A replaceable valve shaft sealing system is disclosed that enables the operator to greatly reduce the maintenance needs of valves where rotational movement of a shaft, that is connected to the actual metering apparatus of the valve, actuates the opening or closing of the valve thereby regulating fluid flow. The design of the shaft enables the user to replace the valve stem and associated sealing rings or to re-lubricate the shaft, while the valve is connected to the line, by simply removing the packing nut. There are no-preloaded sealing devices that require re-construction. Prior art designs use O-rings to prevent the seepage of fluid into the valve body and though the rotating shaft, but the disclosed shaft prevents contamination of the lubrication into the fluid flow and eliminates any of the axial loads that can cause O-rings to fail using the prior art designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Griswold Controls Inc
    Inventor: David B Keiser
  • Patent number: 7955462
    Abstract: This method to allow the use of low VOC (volatile organic compounds) solvents in blanket cleaning operations and the resultant product that is produced by this method involves the retrofitting of currently existing seals on printing press so that operators can use low VOC solvents in place of high VOC solvents. High VOC solvents are harmful to the atmosphere and humans alike. As VOC are lighter than the surrounding air, humans are subjected to inhalation of these harmful vapors which cause respiratory and other health ailments. The VOC continue to rise, mixing with nitrogen oxides, until they reach the troposphere forming thick layers of ozone or smog. The current movement of municipalities to limit the use of high VOC solvents have lead printers and others to use low VOC solvents which are inherently less evaporative than high VOC solvents. This lack of evaporation causes problems with having to handle greater volumes of waste to handle and dispose properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Tubbs
  • Patent number: 7900676
    Abstract: A device that enables a user to properly place a label onto the center of an object such as a poker chip is disclosed and the method for using the device is also disclosed. This device uses the natural motions of the human hand and uses techniques that are common to people when applying adhesive labels onto objects. People naturally place one side of a label down carefully checking its alignment. When there is at least one square corner, a label is more easily aligned, but a circular label on a circular object is difficult at best. Consumers are interested in poker chips as form of entertainment as well wanting to customize these chips as an extension of their personality or persona. This device allows for the immediate and successful placement of many labels onto these chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel Lipsky
  • Patent number: 7708303
    Abstract: Though the sport of snowboarding is not new, it has taken many years to understand the specific characteristics which are required for making snowboards. There is better understanding of the dynamic bending properties needed for current riders, especially for the competition driven rider whose demands require boards with different tip, tail and middle characteristics. Early snowboard designers understood the use of snowboards as articles for gliding down a snow covered slope making long curving turns, where tips and tails would be as stiff as the middle core. But now, the boards are jumped into the air, launching from half pipes edges and sliding down steel rails, requiring different flex contours. Snowboards are now required to be very flexible yet elastic being required to bend convexly and concavely, yet springing back to their shape immediately, with some riders wanting stiff tips or soft tails or a combination of both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Yankee SnowBoards LLC
    Inventor: Steven Inge
  • Patent number: 7597276
    Abstract: An ultra low volume pressure independent spray head is disclosed whereby low flow characteristics of point source devices can be applied to larger wetted areas. Device uses elastomeric flow control where the emission channel is large enough to purge particulate matter from it's channels and the spray head has large enough orifices to allow the particulate to pass unimpeded through the discharge arena. This device is designed to utilize flow rates of less than 2 gallons per hour and can compensate for pressures between 10 and 60 pounds per square inch. Construction of this device is through the use of polymers, but other materials can be used as the design is such as to allow for a large variety of applications. This device can be used in the agricultural or horticultural application and is adapted for use in vineyards and can be used singularly or in multiple head arrangements. Design of inlet portion allows for use with flexible or rigid water supply means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Jain Irrigation Inc
    Inventor: Stanley Hawkins
  • Patent number: 7543886
    Abstract: An unique system and method for an improved infant car seat having an integral extra transportation apparatus combining the functionality of a car seat with a stroller into one device. The apparatus generally resembles a conventional infant car seat but with an overhead handle that can be extracted from behind the headrest with a set of two folding legs extending downward and locking in place. Each extended leg has a pair of wheels that when used in conjunction with the handle allows the entire apparatus to serve as an infant stroller in a manner similar to a wheelbarrow. A third brace leg has a stabilizing rubber foot that extends down from behind the seat to allow the apparatus to safely stand unassisted. This novel apparatus and system will permit a care giver to remove the apparatus from a vehicle with the infant remaining in the seat, and by extending the legs into place, transform the apparatus into a stroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Inventors: Suzanne Gutierrez-Hedges, Ewward Hedges, Lisa Hubbard
  • Patent number: 7493049
    Abstract: An invention is disclosed whereby an analog audio signal are transmitted over distances through a flexible medium using electro-optical radiation as the carrier of the audio signal. The analog audio signal is never converted into a digital mode nor is the signal ever filtered. The resultant analog sound that is delivered to the opposite end of the flexible medium is 100% modulated with a de minimus amount of signal loss due to noise. Though the best mode of this invention is it's application to guitar cords, any form of audio analog input will function within this invention, whereby a bundle of fiber optic cables that are capable of a high amount reflectivity, with or without the presence of an element that increases or facilitates luminescence, will become saturated with light which varies in intensity with the amplitude of the sound. This invention concedes that safety is a predominant factor when associating electrical energy with those products that people can be in contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: Donald Conemac
  • Patent number: 7488008
    Abstract: A Vari-Stage Coupling device that accomplishes the goal of coupling different styles of tubing in one device. The coupling device allows the user to incorporate different sizes of tubing into a single fitting decreasing the confusion as to which part fits with which tubing and decreasing his time looking for the right fitting. The coupling device also allows the user to need to use only one device for most all of his coupling needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Jain Irrigation, Inc.
    Inventor: Stanley Hawkins
  • Patent number: D615320
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventors: Jeremy Lesland Griffin, Jacob Michael Griffin
  • Patent number: D634989
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventors: Jeremy Lesland Griffin, Jacob Michael Griffin
  • Patent number: D635413
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventors: Jeremy Lesland Griffin, Jacob Michael Griffin
  • Patent number: D641005
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventor: Dean Larry Rice, Jr.
  • Patent number: D670752
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Eddie Barber