Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Law Offices of Ray R. Regan
  • Patent number: 6705742
    Abstract: A system for directing light from a luminaire. The system for directing light from a luminaire, according to the present invention, includes a source of light. A first reflecting device is installed in the luminaire for reflecting light from the source of light and directing substantially indirect lighting from the luminaire. The first reflecting device is formed with an opening. The opening allows unreflected light to pass through the first reflecting device to a second reflecting device mounted in the luminaire. The first reflecting device includes a window mountable in the opening for diffusing light. The first reflecting device also includes a lens. The second reflecting device is a multiple surface reflector assembly for directing a combination of direct lighting and luminous lighting from the luminaire through and along a fascia that is engageable with the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Insight Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: David Patterson, Ramiro Barajas
  • Patent number: 6692186
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for lining ditches is provided. The apparatus and method for lining ditches, according to the present invention, includes a plurality of substantially corrugated liner sections, preferably made of a thermoplastic material such as polyethylene. Each liner section is designed to be assembled by detachably engaging ends of ditch liner sections. A sealant that does not bond with the material from which the liner sections are made may also be included. An inlet/outlet channel is included. The inlet/outlet channel is removably connectable with at least one end of a liner section by snapping together the two components. A liner section in the form of a splitter section also is provided. A splitter section permits rerouting the flow of water in a variety of directions through a ditch lined with the apparatus of the present invention. Also, a diverter section is included for diverting water from one flow direction through the ditch to a point or area of application of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Fast Ditch, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Suazo, Isaac Suazo, Annabelle Suazo, Dawn Suazo Daugherty, Juan Griego, Julian Suazo
  • Patent number: 6651470
    Abstract: A system for ornamenting a key. The system for ornamenting a key according to the present invention includes a casing. One or more threaded rods with casing are provided for securing a key or key blank within the casing. In an alternative embodiment, a bore, a notch, and a tray formed with a neck for securing a key or key blank using one or more threaded rods is provided. The casing itself may be ornamented, and the securing a key or key blank within the casing also may be ornamented. The key is removably securable within the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventor: W. Michael Rafter
  • Patent number: 6631660
    Abstract: A self-aligning arbor nut system is disclosed. The self-aligning arbor nut system, according to the present invention, includes a body formed with a duct substantially coincident with the longitudinal axis of the body. A substantially circular ring known as a swivel also is provided. The ring is engageable with either end of the duct. An o-ring is included. The o-ring is engageable with a groove in the wall of the ring, and with a slot formed on the inner surface of the duct at both ends of the duct to reverse engagement of the nut with an arbor. The swivel is engageable with at least one end of the body, and in fact is engageable with both ends of the body. When mounted on an arbor, the swivel aligns and helps prevent a bent or distorted arbor. A circumferential depression may be formed around the outside surface of the body. One or more bores is formed in the circumferential depression for manipulation with a key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Sun Standard, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Turos
  • Patent number: 6360994
    Abstract: A configurable space launch system of multiple different vehicle configurations that use a common reusable spaceplane and cost effective external tanks is presented. Each vehicle configuration in the system incorporates one or more reusable spaceplanes and most or all ascent propellant in multiple releasable external tanks. The flight trajectory of each vehicle has multiple in-flight staging points to increase vehicle performance efficiency. The system is governed and configured by a unique set of eight prescripts that together minimize launch costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Don A. Hart & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Don A. Hart, David W. Geyer
  • Patent number: 6357451
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for forming an imitation finger nail. An apparatus for forming an imitation finger nail includes a flexible sheet. Each sheet may be provided with a self-adhesive material on one side of the sheet. A removable cap is formed in the sheet. In addition, a slot may be formed in the sheet for engaging a finger nail. A plurality of substantially parallel lines may be provided on a first surface of the sheet adjacent the slot. A plurality of substantially curved lines intersecting the substantially parallel lines also may be provided on the first surface of the sheet. One or more ears attached to opposite edges of the sheet are provided for helping to secure the bendable and conformable sheet to a finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Inventor: Gerri Carter
  • Patent number: 6353476
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for measuring an emission. A source of all excitation beam is provided. In the path of the excitation beam, means are located for providing one or more daughter beams. The one or more daughter beams are directed at one or more substances. The substances may include one or more known qualified substances, and one or more known unqualified substances. The substances have substantially similar characterizations. Positionable adjacent to the one or more substances are means for generating one or more emission beams. A spectral analysis device is provided for collecting spectral measurements substantially simultaneously from the one or more emission beams. Means are provided for subsequently comparing the spectral measurements from the one or more substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: New Chromex, Inc.
    Inventors: Fritz Schreyer Allen, Danny S. Butterfield