Patents Represented by Attorney Lawrence N. Ginsberg
  • Patent number: 8322953
    Abstract: A laser weld cutter assembly that includes a right angle driver comprising: a motor contained within a motor housing; a handle assembly; a burr; and a cutting guide assembly comprising a support element attached to the motor housing, a base plate assembly pivotally attached to the support element, a cutting depth adjustment screw engaged with the base plate assembly and the support element, and a guard attached to the base plate assembly; and wherein the operator positions the output shaft assembly perpendicular to the direction of the weld to be cut, and moves the laser weld cutter assembly in a forward direction away from the operator, the rotation of the burr in the clockwise direction undercutting the material to be removed and providing ease in guiding the burr along the laser weld to be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Max W. A. Spitznagel
  • Patent number: 8303472
    Abstract: The shoulder stretcher assembly detachably connects to a chair frame of a chair. It includes an elongated support assembly that includes a substantially vertical portion securely supportable adjacent to a rear portion of a chair frame of a chair. An upper portion of the elongated support assembly projects forwardly from the substantially vertical portion so as to extend over the chair. The upper portion includes a pulley assembly attaching element for attaching a pulley assembly for supporting a cable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: VQ Actioncare, LLC
    Inventor: John Bowser
  • Patent number: 8210445
    Abstract: A mobile drip irrigation system that includes a supply pipe connected at one end to a liquid source and extending therefrom. At least one tower supports the supply pipe above the ground, and includes a driver for moving the tower and supply pipe in a desired direction. A plurality of ports are positioned along the supply pipe. The system includes a plurality of vertically oriented drop line assemblies. Each drop line assembly has an upper end connected to one of the plurality of ports, and a lower end spaced above the ground. A horizontal liquid distribution system is fluidly connected to the plurality of drop line assemblies to allow a horizontally uniformly spaced drip of the liquid at a desired distance from the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: American Vanguard Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle E. Coleman, Monte L. Spence
  • Patent number: 8187260
    Abstract: A cryosurgical system for assisting an operator in placing and operating cryosurgical probes in the prostate of a human patient. The cryosurgical system includes a computer system being programmed with software capable of performing the following steps: a) capturing a plurality of transverse views of the prostate; b) capturing a sagittal view of the prostate; c) outlining the capsule of the prostate, the urethra and the rectal wall of the patient with the assistance of the operator, utilizing the captured plurality of transverse views and the captured sagittal view; d) constructing a 3-dimensional model of the prostate, the urethra and the rectal wall utilizing the outlines of step c), above; and, e) utilizing the 3-dimensional model of the prostate, the urethra and the rectal wall to determine i) the number of cryosurgical probes to be utilized; ii) probe settings; and, iii) probe placement positions. The resultant ice thus produced by the cryosurgical probes is optimized for a specific patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Endocare, Inc.
    Inventors: Shenghao Bao, Jay J. Eum
  • Patent number: 8175328
    Abstract: A two level cross-correlation based system for watermarking continuous digital media at the system application level. It is a post-compression process for watermarking where no a priori knowledge of the underlying compression algorithm is required. Per each compressed media frame, a current unique digital signature is generated based on the data from the current compressed frame plus the digital signature that has been previously generated. The signature thus generated is then used in conjunction with the next compressed frame to generate the next unique digital signature. All digital signatures are correlated according to the above process until a “reset” signal is issued. A new chain of correlated digital signatures is produced by the system with a pre-determined initial signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventors: Shien-Tai Pan, Bing Wang, Hoai Le, Yi Li, Victor Kai-Chieh Liang, Maurice Chow, Richard Thai
  • Patent number: 8136483
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for safer and more effective deep trans-cervical intra-uterine artificial insemination (AI) is provided. Such a deep AI catheter causes minimal discomfort and risk of trauma, and does not require the services of a highly trained AI professional. First, a catheter is inserted into the cervical tract of the animal. A membrane, initially positioned inside a tube section of the catheter, is then extended from an opening in the tube and into the tract under pressure. The membrane extends into the tract without friction thereby reducing the discomfort and the risk of trauma or injury to the animal. When the membrane is fully extended into the tract, pressure causes the tip of the membrane to open thereby releasing the AI fluid and depositing the genetic material suspended in the fluid into the reproductive tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Pathway Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark E. Anderson, Donald E. Anderson, Dolores Rita Anderson, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8029502
    Abstract: The cryosurgical probe assembly with multiple deployable cryoprobes includes a) a housing assembly; b) a plurality of elongated structural support elements, each securely connected at a first end to the housing assembly; c) a tip member securely connected to second ends of the plurality of elongated structural support elements, the tip member including a plurality of cryoprobe openings; and, d) a plurality of cryoprobes each having a shaft thereon, each shaft being deployable through a respective cryoprobe opening during operation to a deployed position used for ablating tissue. In an alternate embodiment, a cylindrical housing is utilized rather than elongated structural support elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Endocare, Inc.
    Inventor: Thach Duong
  • Patent number: 7998042
    Abstract: An exercise chair for an exercise system. The exercise system is of a type that utilizes an exercise resistance cable apparatus of a type that includes an exercise resistance cable having a first end being connectable to an exercise chair, and; a handgrip connected to a second end of the exercise resistance cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: VQ Actioncare, LLC
    Inventors: John Bowser, Kevin R. Lunau, Michael S. Skahan
  • Patent number: 7988601
    Abstract: A seated row exercise system including an exercise cycle assembly that detachably connects to a chair frame of a chair; and, an elongated support assembly. The exercise cycle assembly includes a main frame having a first end portion detachably connectable to a frame element of a chair frame, the main frame including a plurality of support legs for supporting the exercise cycle assembly relative to the floor; and, a pedal assembly securely connected to the main frame. The elongated support assembly includes a substantially vertical support member secured to the main frame; and, a pulley housing assembly attached to the vertical support member for supporting a cable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: VQ Actioncare, LLC
    Inventor: John Bowser
  • Patent number: 7971553
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for safer and more effective deep trans-cervical intra-uterine artificial insemination (AI) is provided. Such a deep AI catheter causes minimal discomfort and risk of trauma, and does not require the services of a highly trained AI professional. First, a catheter is inserted into the cervical tract of the animal. A membrane, initially positioned inside a tube section of the catheter, is then extended from an opening in the tube and into the tract under pressure. The membrane extends into the tract without friction thereby reducing the discomfort and the risk of trauma or injury to the animal. When the membrane is fully extended into the tract, pressure causes the tip of the membrane to open thereby releasing the AI fluid and depositing the genetic material suspended in the fluid into the reproductive tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Pathway Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark E. Anderson, Donald E. Anderson, Dolores Rita Anderson, legal representative
  • Patent number: 7921657
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for cooling an object with a cryogen having a critical point defined by a critical-point pressure and a critical-point temperature. A pressure of the cryogen is raised above a pressure value determined to provide the cryogen at a reduced molar volume that prevents vapor lock. Thereafter, the cryogen is placed in thermal communication with the object to increase a temperature of the cryogen along a thermodynamic path that maintains the pressure greater than the critical-point pressure for a duration that the cryogen and object are in thermal communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Endocare, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Littrup, Alexei V. Babkin, Robert Duncan, Sergey Boldarev
  • Patent number: 7909227
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation tube assembly which is utilized as a component in a cryosurgical probe. The vacuum insulation tube assembly includes an inner tube; and, an outer tube concentrically positioned about the inner tube. The outer tube is securely soldered at end portions of the inner tube and forms a vacuum space between the inner tube and the outer tube. The vacuum tube assemblies may be conveniently mass produced using a special fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Endocare, Inc.
    Inventors: Thach Duong, Jenny C. Liu, Jay J. Eum
  • Patent number: 7883035
    Abstract: A mobile drip irrigation system that includes a supply pipe connected at one end to a liquid source and extending therefrom. At least one tower supports the supply pipe above the ground, and includes a driver for moving the tower and supply pipe in a desired direction. A plurality of ports are positioned along the supply pipe. The system includes a plurality of vertically oriented drop line assemblies. Each drop line assembly has an upper end connected to one of the plurality of ports, and a lower end spaced above the ground. A horizontal liquid distribution system is fluidly connected to the plurality of drop line assemblies to allow a horizontally uniformly spaced drip of the liquid at a desired distance from the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: American Vanguard Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle E. Coleman, Monte L. Spence
  • Patent number: 7846457
    Abstract: A method of temporarily elevating the eyebrow position and softening undesirable glabellar muscle activity to affect a more desirable appearance. In a broad aspect the invention comprises injecting small quantities of botulinum toxin (BTX) equivalent in activity to 0.001 to 1.0 Units of botulinum toxin A, dissolved in 10 to 50 microliters microdroplets of injectable saline carrier, and injected 0.5 to 1.0 millimeters below the skin surface to treat the septal and orbital orbicularis oculi muscles, on each side of a patient's face. In sufficient numbers, injected microdroplets of BTX are able to selectively weaken these muscles. This method preferably also includes using microdroplets of BTX to treat: a) the depressor supercilii muscle, on each side; b) the procerus muscle; c) the corrugator supercilii muscle, on each side; and d) the inferior limit of the frontalis muscle where it meets the superior aspect of the orbital portion of the orbicularis oculi muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Steinsapir
  • Patent number: 7775949
    Abstract: The shoulder stretcher assembly detachably connects to a chair frame of a chair. It includes an elongated support assembly that includes a substantially vertical portion securely supportable adjacent to a rear portion of a chair frame of a chair. An upper portion of the elongated support assembly projects forwardly from the substantially vertical portion so as to extend over the chair. The upper portion includes a pulley assembly attaching element for attaching a pulley assembly for supporting a cable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: VQ Actioncare, LLC
    Inventor: John Bowser
  • Patent number: 7733743
    Abstract: A comprehensive time determining system includes a list of geographical locations located on a periphery thereof. The base section further includes a plurality of time zones associated with the geographical locations. The time zones are presented on a time strip on the base section. The list of geographical locations on the base section includes locations using standard time only. A first movable section includes a northern hemisphere portion and a southern hemisphere portion. The northern hemisphere portion and the southern hemisphere portion are each independently movable relative to the base section. The northern hemisphere portion includes a list of northern hemisphere geographical locations. The southern hemisphere portion includes a list of southern hemisphere geographical locations. The lists on the first movable sections contains locations using dual time, the northern hemisphere portion and the southern hemisphere portion being movable to select a desired position depending on the season.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventors: Boaz Baeksung Choi, Eunice Chulsook Choi
  • Patent number: 7715587
    Abstract: A correlation-based system for watermarking continuous digital media at the system application level. It is a post-compression process for watermarking where no a priori knowledge of the underlying compression algorithm is required. Per each compressed media frame, a current unique digital signature is generated based on the data from the current compressed frame plus the digital signature that has been previously generated. The signature thus generated is then used in conjunction with the next compressed frame to generate the next unique digital signature. All digital signatures are correlated according to the above process until a “reset” signal is issued. A new chain of correlated digital signatures is produced by the system with a pre-determined initial signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventors: Shien-Tai Pan, Victor Kai-Chieh Liang, Yi Li, Bing Wang, Maurice Chow, Hoai Le, Richard Thai
  • Patent number: 7715588
    Abstract: A two level cross-correlation based system for watermarking continuous digital media at the system application level. It is a post-compression process for watermarking where no a priori knowledge of the underlying compression algorithm is required. Per each compressed media frame, a current unique digital signature is generated based on the data from the current compressed frame plus the digital signature that has been previously generated. The signature thus generated is then used in conjunction with the next compressed frame to generate the next unique digital signature. All digital signatures are correlated according to the above process until a “reset” signal is issued. A new chain of correlated digital signatures is produced by the system with a pre-determined initial signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventors: Shien-Tai Pan, Bing Wang, Hoai Le, Yi Li, Victor Kai-Chieh Liang, Maurice Chow, Richard Thai
  • Patent number: 7708670
    Abstract: A seated row exercise system including an exercise cycle assembly that detachably connects to a chair frame of a chair; and, an elongated support assembly. The exercise cycle assembly includes a main frame having a first end portion detachably connectable to a frame element of a chair frame, the main frame including a plurality of support legs for supporting the exercise cycle assembly relative to the floor; and, a pedal assembly securely connected to the main frame. The elongated support assembly includes a substantially vertical support member secured to the main frame; and, a pulley housing assembly attached to the vertical support member for supporting a cable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: VQ Actioncare, LLC
    Inventor: John Bowser
  • Patent number: 7647891
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for safer and more effective deep trans-cervical intra-uterine artificial insemination (AI) is provided. Such a deep AI catheter causes minimal discomfort and risk of trauma, and does not require the services of a highly trained AI professional. First, a catheter is inserted into the cervical tract of the animal. A membrane, initially positioned inside a tube section of the catheter, is then extended from an opening in the tube and into the tract under pressure. The membrane extends into the tract without friction thereby reducing the discomfort and the risk of trauma or injury to the animal. When the membrane is fully extended into the tract, pressure causes the tip of the membrane to open thereby releasing the AI fluid and depositing the genetic material suspended in the fluid into the reproductive tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Pathway Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark E. Anderson, Donald E. Anderson, Dolores Rita Anderson, legal representative