Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Lawrence J. Shurupoff
  • Patent number: 8349148
    Abstract: An electrolytic mortar for fabricating galvanic anode panels is strengthened with fibers to improve green strength and resistance to cracking. Elongated reinforcing fibers are introduced into a flowing stream of mortar and deposited in multiple layers upon a platen or mold. A sacrificial zinc anode of open construction is embedded between the multiple layers to allow for electrolytic conduction between the layers and over all surfaces of the zinc anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Jarden Zinc Products, LLC
    Inventors: Derek Tarrant, Michael T. Mather
  • Patent number: 8334131
    Abstract: A a multivitamin and mineral dietary supplement includes a base composition of whole aphanizomenon flos-aqua, phycocyanin and phenylethylamine for promoting the body's natural production of stem cells. The production, support and maintenance of these stem cells is enhanced with vitamins and/or minerals. The vitamins and minerals when combined with the base composition promote good health, body repair and longevity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: John V. Cappello
  • Patent number: 8327807
    Abstract: A laboratory specimen sealed within a chamber on an animal holder may be injected or otherwise administered material such as drugs and radioactive imagining materials from the ambient, or outside the chamber, through a sealed catheter assembly. The animal holder can be mounted on imaging machines such as MRI, X-ray, PET, CT and like imaging machines. Biologically contaminated animals are isolated within the chamber from the ambient, yet may be injected from outside the chamber thereby protecting lab technicians from contamination and isolating the animal from additional contamination from an ambient environment, such as an imaging laboratory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Chris D. Chiodo
  • Patent number: 8322310
    Abstract: A laboratory specimen, such as a mouse or rat, can be accurately and repeatedly imaged in an imaging machine, such as an MRI machine, when securely positioned on a specimen support bed. The support bed includes contours and accessories for centering a specimen on the support bed. One or more bite bars coact with a head clamp to accurately fix a specimen's head in the same position time after time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Chris D. Chiodo
  • Patent number: 8201512
    Abstract: A steering system for hydroski-borne watercraft eliminates the need for conventional steering mechanisms such as rudders or thrust vectoring from propulsion units. Complete steering and navigable control is achieved by rolling or otherwise banking individual hydroskis thereby creating a side force on each hydroski. This force is proportional to the sine of the bank angle or roll angle. The sum of the forces and moments from the individual hydroskis are of sufficient magnitude and can be appropriately balanced to effect coordinated watercraft steering and navigable control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Gregory J. Elbert
  • Patent number: 8152323
    Abstract: Portable projectable infrared lights are used to mark and illuminate dark areas such as rooms in a building or cells in a prison. The lights cannot be seen with the unaided eye but are brilliantly visible with the aid of night vision goggles and similar infrared receivers and light transducers which convert infrared light to visible light. In those cases where potentially hostile individuals are equipped with night vision apparatus, the infrared lights can be used to temporarily blind, stun and/or disorient them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Glenn Bushee
  • Patent number: 8091700
    Abstract: A package for holding and displaying paint brushes includes one or more receptacles for holding paint. Once the paint brushes are removed from the package, empty paint receptacles formed in the cover of the package can be filled with paint and thereby serve as an artist's palette. The package can be reused over and over and thereby reduce trash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Loew-Cornell, LLC
    Inventor: Joe Nardozza
  • Patent number: 8066859
    Abstract: A sensor supervision system for periodically providing a test to accesses the status of a gas detection sensor, such as a carbon monoxide (CO) sensor, is provided. To access the status of the CO sensor, a processor provides a voltage to the sensor supervision system, such that a voltage is applied to CO sensor, charging the CO sensor. The status of the CO sensor is accessed by determining the change in the voltage charge of the CO sensor between two sampling time points. If the first sample voltage is substantially equal to the second sample voltage, i.e., a substantially constant voltage, the carbon monoxide sensor fails the test. However, if there is an change is the voltage change between the first and second sampled time points, the CO sensor passes the test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: BRK Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Johnston, Gene Brooks
  • Patent number: 7950127
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to a precision injection molding of multi-piece parts and the subsequent handling and assembly of those parts produced from the mold. In an exemplary embodiment, a surgical suture package with a top part and a bottom part is molded and assembled. In such a method and system, the top parts and bottom parts are first molded utilizing a family mold and then are transferred to a stacker. The stacker is able to stack the top part and bottom part on top of one another on a pallet. The parts are then transported to a welder in order to weld the top part and bottom part together. The completed surgical suture packages are then transferred to a magazine for storage and shippage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Alltrista Plastics, LLC
    Inventors: Lynn Howe, Glynn Clements, William Torris
  • Patent number: 7908953
    Abstract: A cutting tool for flexible line, the cutting tool being attached to the package for the flexible line, comprises a base member having a groove adapted to receive the flexible line when the cutting tool is in use and a blade recessed within the groove, the blade being adapted to cut the flexible line when the line is forced into the blade during use of the cutting tool. The cutting tool further includes an arm member in operative relationship with and complementary to the base member, which arm member is capable of producing and applying mechanical advantage in a manner that forces the flexible line received within the groove against the blade to thereby sever the flexible line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventors: John Dean Yarborough, David B. Skinner
  • Patent number: 7872213
    Abstract: An electric cooking appliance having a removable food support member and a base that supports a heating element and the food support member is provided. The appliance includes a plurality of handles that selectively engage the food support member to secure it to the base. The cooking appliance allows for cooking of foods on a cooking surface of the food support member and removing the food support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin De Leon, Richard I Skoglund, Lao Shun Man, Hoi Sun Tony Tam, Tsang Chi Sheung, Kwun Wai Waiman Yeung
  • Patent number: 7865226
    Abstract: An animal holder is provided with a specialized coupling that is releasably mountable to a number of different imaging machines such as X-ray, CAT, MRI and PET machines. Composite images created from combining images from such different machines are particularly clear due to the predetermined alignment of the animal holder within the center of the field of view of each machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Chris D. Chiodo
  • Patent number: 7855693
    Abstract: A wide band biconical antenna with a helical feed system comprises a printed circuit board (PCB) that maintains a plurality of antenna elements having an entry conic and a termination conic arranged about a common axis. Each of the antenna elements receive a signal from a signal splitter via respective feed lines that each have the same physical length. In addition, the antenna system includes a matching system disposed within the ground plane formed by the entry conic of each of the antenna elements. The antenna elements are retained within retention sections that maintain helical support channels that allow the feed lines to be arranged in a helical manner about the antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Shakespeare Company, LLC
    Inventors: Gary A. Martek, Leon Fulmer, John M. Maynard, Henry R. Jarman
  • Patent number: 7841764
    Abstract: A blender base that may be used with a food processor container, a blender container, and a single use beverage container. The blender container includes a novel blade unit having a food processor-style blade and blender type blades. Programs with preprogrammed motor commands for desired operations are stored in memory and may be selected by a user on a user interface. The user interface may include a liquid crystal display, or function switches and light emitting diodes. Upon selection of a particular pre-defined function, the microcontroller retrieves the appropriate program from the read only memory and specifies the preprogrammed motor commands to accomplish the selected function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John Douglas Wulf, Gerald J Lozinski, Matthew Craig Denton, Jerry Lee McColgin, Michael Morton, Daniel S. Soultanian
  • Patent number: 7836820
    Abstract: A drip coffee maker is provides including a means for delaying the release of brewed coffee from the brew basket assembly position in a brew basket housing. The brew basket assembly includes an upper basket portion vertically movably mounted with respect to a lower basket portion. A bias member is interposed between the basket portions, vertically biasing the upper basket portion with respect to the lower basket portion. A basket valve is included in the upper and lower basket portions, and is actuatable between an open and a closed position. A carafe is included, and has a lid portion with a lid aperture therein. The carafe is removably positionable under the brew basket assembly with the lid aperture proximal to the basket valve. The basket valve opens when the weight of the hot water and coffee grounds in the upper basket portion exceeds a threshold weight of the bias members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jamal Hammad
  • Patent number: D643697
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Hearthmark, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Hager, Eileen Tarbutton
  • Patent number: D662324
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Loew-Cornell, LLC
    Inventor: Salvador Garcia
  • Patent number: D667256
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hearthmark, LLC
    Inventors: Clifford Krapfl, Collin Ostergaard
  • Patent number: D667276
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hearthmark, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Hager
  • Patent number: D668313
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Glenn Bushee