Patents Represented by Attorney Lawrence R. Oremland
  • Patent number: 8137108
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided, for enabling communication between an administrator and a student regarding behavior activities of the student. The apparatus comprises (a) a transmitter configured to be carried by an administrator, and (b) a receiver configured to be carried by a student. The transmitter and receiver are configured to (i) be selectively placed in circuit communication with each other by an initiation signal originating from the transmitter or receiver, (ii) enable communication from the administrator to the student via the receiver regarding behavioral activities of the student or communication from the student to the administrator if the student feels a need to communicate with the administrator regarding behavioral activities of the student, and (iii) enable the receiver to communicate with the student in a predetermined fashion regarding behavior activities of the student in the absence of communications from the administrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventors: Rose Marie Hamway, Jeffrey Victor Dozoretz
  • Patent number: 8130438
    Abstract: This invention discloses corrosion resistant metal compositions that may be used to form nanoparticles or for coating of particles. Further, such particles may be used to fabricate printable transparent conductors that may be used in electronic devices. Electrochromic displays formed using such conductors are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ajjer LLC
    Inventors: Anoop Agrawal, John P. Cronin
  • Patent number: 8116342
    Abstract: A new and useful attenuating device and method for attenuating a polarized laser beam is provided. At least one attenuating optic is located along, and is rotatable about, a polarized laser beam axis, and is configured to transmit and to reflect portions of the polarized laser beam. The attenuating optic provides predetermined attenuation of the polarized laser beam by changing the ratio between transmission and reflection of the polarized laser beam as a function of the incidence of the polarized laser beam on one or more partially reflective surfaces of the attenuating optic. The attenuating optic is rotatable about the polarized laser beam axis to control the incidence of the polarized laser beam on the one or more partially reflective surfaces of the attenuating optic, thereby to control the ratio between transmission and reflection of the polarized laser beam and provide a range of attenuation of the polarized laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel G. Smith, Hirohisa Tanaka, David M. Williamson
  • Patent number: 8115984
    Abstract: This invention discloses pre-formed electrochromic films that are used in assembly of electrochromic devices. These films are laminated to conductive substrates to form the electrochromic devices. The invention also discloses optical characteristics of the substrates for imparting durability to the electrochromic devices from solar radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: AJJER LLC
    Inventors: Anoop Agrawal, Juan Carlos L. Tonazzi, Lori L. Adams, John P. Cronin
  • Patent number: 8024885
    Abstract: A unique, new and useful structure designed to simply and efficiently cover and protect the lens of a sight, especially a firearm sight such as the hooded models of the EO Tech Holosight type 511, 512, 551, and 552 models. A lens cover comprises a housing with a pair of lens openings, and a pair of lens covers, one for each lens opening. The housing has a recess for receiving the lens covers, and each lens cover is biased toward the recess and is moveable against its bias to a position in which it covers a respective lens opening in the housing. In a preferred embodiment, the recess and the lens covers are configured such that (i) the lens covers can be received and oriented in the recess in a predetermined relation with each other and (ii) the lens covers can be efficiently manipulated when they are not received in the recess in the predetermined relation to cause them to be reoriented and received in the recess in the predetermined relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: GG & G, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Newhall, Mark A. Newhall
  • Patent number: 8018638
    Abstract: This invention discloses methods to dispense adhesives for fabricating multiple electrooptic devices. In addition the invention also discloses on how the cavities of these electrooptic devices may be filled by an injection process. The Electrooptic devices of this invention may comprise liquid or solid electrolytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Ajjer LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. LeCompte, Juan Carlos L. Tonazzi, Anoop Agrawal
  • Patent number: 8003394
    Abstract: An improved optical method for determining metal or a metal compound thereof in a sample with organic impurities. The optical method comprises of solvating the metal in a liquid medium and then mixing this liquid medium with an optical indicator and then measuring the presence of the metal. The improvement lies in removing any organic impurities by the addition of an additive, where the said additive is removed before the optical indicator is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Ajjer LLC
    Inventors: Anoop Agrawal, John P. Cronin, Lori L. Adams, Akshay Agrawal, Juan Carlos L. Tonazzi
  • Patent number: 7955234
    Abstract: A new and useful exercise device and method are provided, designed to provide a user with an exercise workout with significant core exercise benefits, from a single exercise device. The device and method of the present invention enable a user to perform at least 8 exercise movements, with variable resistance applied to each exercise movement. The 8 exercise movements are (a) bench press and row, (b) military press and lat pull down, (c) crunch and dead lift, and (d) step and leg raise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Michael G. Pursley
  • Patent number: 7828861
    Abstract: A new and useful way of producing a used oil fuel mixture for a compression ignition engine is provided. A mass of used oil from which water has been substantially removed, is initially filtered, e.g. to remove particles greater than a predetermined size. The used oil is then centrifuged, under predetermined conditions to remove any remaining water and to remove particles to a predetermined size level. The drained, filtered and centrifuged used oil is then mixed with fuel (e.g. diesel fuel) in a predetermined ratio, to form a used oil fuel mixture and optionally adding an additive (e.g. a diesel fuel additive) to the used oil fuel mixture. Then, the used oil fuel mixture is centrifuged to promote mixing, and the centrifuged used oil fuel mixture is then pumped through one or more final filtering stages, to produce the used oil fuel mixture that is useful with compression ignition engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventor: Ralph Wong
  • Patent number: 7794131
    Abstract: A new and useful illumination device, designed especially for input/output panels that are often operated in less than favorable ambient lighting conditions, is provided. The illumination device is designed to be integrally connected with an input/output panel and is selectively actuatable to a condition in which it directs light over a predetermined portion of the panel. When actuated, the illumination device is effective to direct light at the panel that illuminates the entire panel, or at least a predetermined portion of the panel that is sufficient to enable the user to fully operate the panel. The illumination device is particularly useful with portable input/output panels (i.e. input/output panels such as (a) remote controls, (b) PDA's, (c) laptop computers, (d) cell phones, etc. that are intended to be carried about by a user and operated in the ambient lighting conditions about the user).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventors: John C. Teel, Jessica E. Teel
  • Patent number: 7746240
    Abstract: A sensing device for detecting the presence of carbon monoxide in a selected space of concern and communicating with a remote monitoring device is provided. The sensing device comprises (a) a detection device configured to sense the presence of carbon monoxide in the selected space of concern, (b) a monitoring device remote from the detection device, for communicating information to an operator, and (c) the detector in circuit communication with the monitoring device, to transmit information from the detection device to the monitoring device that is related to carbon monoxide in the selected space. According to one preferred embodiment, the sensing device is designed for an aircraft. The remote monitoring device is the multifunctional display of the aircraft cockpit. In addition, in a preferred embodiment, a reset/retest actuator is connected with the multifunctional display, and is in circuit communication with the detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventor: Ashok K. Vij
  • Patent number: 7738155
    Abstract: This invention focuses on electrooptic devices and in particular on electrochromic devices with many aspects directed towards automotive EC mirrors. There are several ways to improve these products and their processing using this invention and some of the prominent ones are outlined below. This invention improves on the devices by disclosing new compositions for electrodes and methods of depositing them. It also addresses novel ways to provide busbars to power these devices in order to improve their performance. The device processing attributes and performance are also improved by adhesive compositions and solid electrolytes disclosed herein. In addition sensors are also disclosed which are novel for use in electrochromic mirrors. The invention also discloses how the electrolytes comprising ionic liquids have no adverse effect on attributes of commercial EC mirrors and often result in improved performance and/or feature enhancements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Electro ChromiX, Inc.
    Inventors: Anoop Agrawal, Juan Carlos Lopez, Robert S. LeCompte, John P. Cronin
  • Patent number: 7733555
    Abstract: This invention recognizes the hazards of beryllium and beryllium oxide in automotive applications and offers alternative material solutions. In particular, commercial electrochromic mirrors use beryllium comprising alloys for busbars and may also use beryllium oxide for the electronics used to power and control these mirrors. Further, this can be combined by reducing other known hazards such as mercury, cadmium, lead and antimony compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Electro ChromiX, Inc.
    Inventors: Anoop Agrawal, John P. Cronin, Juan Carlos Lopez Tonazzi
  • Patent number: 7677204
    Abstract: An animal training device utilizes electrical voltage pulses applied between spaced electrical conductors placed in close proximity to the skin of the animal to provide a stimulus useful in training the animal. The conductors, are exposed and are substantially flat; and these spaced conductors may be placed side-by-side in a localized area, around the entire inner surface of a collar or strap on an animal's neck, or spaced on the body of the animal in different locations. Alternatively, the conductors may be located on the end of a livestock prod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: Chad James
  • Patent number: 7617167
    Abstract: A system for use in managing activity of interest within an enterprise is provided. The system comprises a computer configured to (i) receive sensor data that is related to key activity to the enterprise, such key activity comprising a type of object and the object's activity at a predetermined location associated with the enterprise, the sensor providing information from which an object's type and activity at the predetermined location can be derived, (ii) process the sensor data to produce output that is related to key activity to the enterprise, and (ii) store the information extracted from the processed data in a suitable manner for knowledge extraction and future analysis. According to a preferred embodiment, the object is human, machine or vehicular, and the computer is further configured to correlate sensor data to key activity to the enterprise and the output includes feedback data based on the correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Avisere, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Griffis, Roger Karl Mikael Undhagen, Tinku Acharya
  • Patent number: 7612892
    Abstract: A new and useful imaging concept is provided that is designed to improve the manner in which control information for an imaging optical system such as a lithographic imaging optical system can be generated. An imaging optical system comprises imaging optics defining a primary optical path along which a primary image is imaged, and a measurement optical path is established and includes at least part of the primary optical path. The imaging optical system is configured to obtain information from the measurement optical path for use in providing control information for the imaging optical system. Such a system is particularly useful for measuring the topography of a large region of the surface under investigation, like the entire instantaneous field of a wafer, instead being limited to a small patch or set of patches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel G. Smith, David M. Williamson, W. Thomas Novak
  • Patent number: 7562485
    Abstract: A new and useful structure and method are provided that enable a coupling device to be integrated with an auxiliary device and to be effectively operated to securely couple the auxiliary device to a male dovetail rail (e.g. the male dovetail rail of a firearm). In addition, the structure and method of the present invention are designed to provide a range of adjustment over which the coupling structure can be effectively operated. Thus, the coupling structure can take up a range of tolerance variations in the manufacture of the male dovetail rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: GG & G, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Newhall, Mark A. Newhall
  • Patent number: 7484856
    Abstract: A new and useful structure that provides a simple and efficient lens cover for an optical sight, particularly a hooded optical sight. A lens cover structure comprises a lens cover frame, or a pair of lens cover frames, with lens covers designed to cover and uncover the lens openings in an optical sight, particularly a hooded optical sight. Each lens cover is biased toward a covering position in which it covers a respective lens opening in the hood, and is moveable against its bias to an uncovered position in which it uncovers a respective lens opening in the hood. According to a preferred embodiment, the lens covers are configured to be in predetermined orientations relative to the hood, when the lens covers are in their uncovered positions. In addition, a preferred embodiment is designed to enable the lens covers to be conveniently manipulated by the “off hand” (a shooters term describing the hand that is not responsible for fire control).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: GG&G, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Newhall, Mark A. Newhall
  • Patent number: D583586
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Inventor: John G. Gudenkauf
  • Patent number: D593833
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: GG & G, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Newhall, Mark A. Newhall