Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Leighton K. Chong
  • Patent number: 8325456
    Abstract: A static eliminator comprises an electric discharge portion, and a case in which the discharge portion for emitting ions in front thereof is disposed. The case includes an ion emitting opening and an ozone, etc suction opening. The ozone, etc generated in the discharge portion is sucked through the ozone, etc suction opening resulting in sucking air from the ion emitting opening in a direction opposite to that of ion emission through the ion emitting opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Trinc.Org
    Inventor: Makoto Takayanagi
  • Patent number: 8308631
    Abstract: An electronic variable stroke device comprise a base portion containing a motor-driven screw shaft, an upper portion extending from the base portion having the screw shaft extending longitudinally therein, a traveler engaged with the screw shaft to drive it in reciprocating longitudinal motion. The traveler has an annular shape with an aperture therethrough which is driven in reciprocating longitudinal motions for use as a male sex toy. The device configuration may include a pair of screw threads spaced apart in parallel with the traveler engaged in between them, and/or multiple travelers arranged at different longitudinal positions of the screw shaft(s). A remote controller unit may be provided for ergonomic operation by the user. A network connection unit may be provided to connect the user's device to an external service provider on a network for conducting interactive sessions remotely with another user or users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventors: Alvin Y. Kobashikawa, Rita E. Iwakawa
  • Patent number: 8308024
    Abstract: A parts feeder includes a feed device or tray for putting a pile of parts on. The feed device imparts vibration to the pile of parts to feed them. An ion generating device is disposed above the feed device for providing ions to the parts. An airflow passage is formed in the feed device for sucking in air to introduce ions within the pile of parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Makoto Takayanagi
  • Patent number: 8303239
    Abstract: A percussive digging tool attachment for a small robotic platform employs a percussor module for applying percussive impulses of relatively low impact at relatively high frequency to an attached digging tool to dig into or break up soil and rocks. By using low-impact, high-frequency percussive forces, it reduces the reaction loads on the small robotic platform while providing increased capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Honeybee Robotics, Ltd.
    Inventors: Philip Chu, Jack Wilson, Jack Craft, Kiel Davis
  • Patent number: 8211194
    Abstract: A dust remover includes a small container disposed above a work, an aperture provided on the small container. Air is supplied through the aperture to generate high-speed cyclone within the small container. A big container is formed with a suction opening through which dust containing air is sucked out and disposed above the small container to form a flow passage between the small container and the big container. A suction equipment is provided to suck dust containing air through the suction opening of the big container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Makoto Takayanagi
  • Patent number: 8210393
    Abstract: A tissue dispensing device for use with a standard tissue carton is formed as a helical coil spring that is highly stretchy and has a top coil that is fastened around a dispenser aperture in a top surface of the tissue carton with the remainder of the helical coil spring inserted into a space between the top surface of the tissue carton and top of the stack of tissues within the carton with a bottom coil thereof resting on top of the stack of tissues. The helical coil spring forms an open circular space within its coils under gravity that provides a vertically-extending support structure for supporting a tissue next to be dispensed from the tissue stack in a vertical standing position with a leading part thereof extending through a membrane opening of the dispenser aperture of the tissue carton to enable a user to grasp the leading part to withdraw the next tissue to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Prodius, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Nasrallah
  • Patent number: 8171943
    Abstract: A cosmetic hair assembly has a shaped piece of wig netting or mesh holding a plurality of cosmetic hairs attached to a correspondingly shaped layer of biomimetic microstructure adhesive (BMA) with tiny synthetic seta for adhesion to human skin. The wig netting is dimensioned slightly larger than the BMA layer to leave a slight overhanging part to facilitate removal from the skin by peeling back the overhanging part. A comb with peeler in the form of hooked portions can be used to peel back the wig netting. In another embodiment, an individual cosmetic hair assembly has a hair shaft attached to a substrate portion attached to a BMA layer, wherein the substrate's edges provide engagement surfaces to facilitate removal by peeling back the BMA layer. An applicator in the form of a thin water-soluble transfer sheet can hold a number of cosmetic hair assemblies until they are ready to be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Miles M. Hamano
  • Patent number: 8084873
    Abstract: A wave energy conversion device that employs a submerged horizontally-aligned structure provided with a central opening formed in a horizontally extending surface, focuses wave induced water-particle motion, resulting in a flow into and away from the central opening, and a turbine is mounted in the central opening to be driven by this flow of water. Preferably the operation of this device occurs in a structural submerged depth of less than one-half wavelength of waves in the region. In a preferred embodiment, the flow through the central opening is bidirectional, and a self-rectifying turbine is used for unidirectional rotation. In an alternative embodiment, unidirectional check valves are used to direct water flow to a unidirectional turbine. Guide vanes are used to direct the flow inward towards the opening and can also be used to induce swirl in the flow field. When constructed axisymmetrically, the device can generate power from waves coming from any direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventors: Richard W. Carter, R. Cengiz Ertekin
  • Patent number: 8061050
    Abstract: A hydrostatic sensor device and method is provided for detecting changes in elevation in pipes, boreholes, and tunnels below ground. A pressure transducer for sensing differential changes in fluid pressure is provided at one end of an extensible hose or other flexible conduit, while the other end is maintained in an equalizer tank at a reference atmospheric pressure at a given elevation. As one end of the system is moved along a grade, pressure changes at the transducer end relative to the reference pressure at the equalizer end are measured corresponding to elevation changes and are recorded against a distance scale, thus providing an accurate profile of the line surveyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Shachar J. Argov
  • Patent number: 8047240
    Abstract: An implement for mechanically filling multiple sandbags at a time is used on a loader bucket of loader-type equipment. The implement has a planar surface in which a plurality of filler apertures are formed in a plurality of rows evenly spaced over its surface area. Each filler aperture has a tensioner ring around the aperture for holding a drawstring held in a sleeve around an open end of the sandbag. A trigger mechanism is movable to a locked position in which the drawstring of the sandbag is pulled tight so that the open end of the sandbag is held in place on the tensioner ring, to an unlocked position in which the trigger mechanism lifts the drawstring off the tensioner ring to allow the sandbag filled with filler material to pull on and cinch the open end of the sandbag closed, and to a release position in which the cinched sandbag is released to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Barrier Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph W Hartley, III
  • Patent number: 8029318
    Abstract: An electric power plug comprises blades, a bridge and a plug body. The bridge includes sleeves for covering the roots of the blades and a core for holding the lower ends of the blades. The blades and the core are integrally molded. The plug body is molded so that the plug body embeds the bridge except the upper portions of the sleeves. The core may embed the lower portions of the blades, cords, a caulking portion for connecting the lower ends of blades and wire conductors of the cords. A cavity may be formed at the central portion of the core. The plug body may be molded so that the plug body embeds the bridge and the cords except the upper portions of the sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Kawasaki Electric Wire Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Namiki, Akihiro Yui
  • Patent number: 8016304
    Abstract: A sliding device for sliding on the ground down a sloped or inclined surface (grass, dirt, sand, synthetic turf, etc.) has an upper deck and a slide mechanism mounted below and in parallel with the upper deck. The slide mechanism has a slide base of an elongated planar member with opposite radiused ends, and an endless anti-friction belt entrained to slide around the slide base. A pair of outboard side rails is mounted on opposite transverse sides of the slide base extending longitudinally. Each side rail has a plurality of mounting cutouts in a row spaced along the length thereof for mounting a plurality of wheels on the outboard side of the side rail for making turns. The wheels are preferably mounted with rubber inserts in the cutouts to allow for slight deflection of the wheels upward and rearward for better tracking in a turn. The device may be used for sliding down a hill like a body board, boogie board, surfboard, sled, ski, or skateboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Mark S. Maratta
  • Patent number: 8013690
    Abstract: An electronically tuned, absorptive, low-loss notch filter with high RF power handling capability is obtained using a four-port quadrature hybrid coupler connected to a matched pair of band pass resonator devices and resistive terminations. The notch filter design uses series-only tuning elements for the band pass resonator devices to raise the RF power handling of the band pass resonators far above conventional techniques while also being tunable at high speeds. The notch filter architecture and method can be used for interference cancellation in a wide range of wireless technologies, such as cellular phone, wireless routers, hand-held radios, satellite communications, and any other environments where there are a number of wireless technologies in close signal proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: TeraSys Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Miyashiro
  • Patent number: 7997582
    Abstract: An audio game system and method playable with a website server having an online connection on a network such as the Internet to a plurality of computers for respective participants employs a website enabled to receive from each participant's computer a music file entry selected in response to a game question or challenge issued by the website and determining an ordering by time of response of a first-in-time music file entry and sending it for audio playback on the participants' computers as a winning entry to the game question or challenge. Preferably, a participant's time-of-response is measured by a client applet on each participant's computer, and sent with the music file entry to the website server to enable the server to determine at least a first-in-time response accurately despite differences in bandwidth and connection speeds of the participants' computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: Michael K. Wong
  • Patent number: 7993467
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided to remove matte-sticking adhered to an inner surface of an inclined rear jacket of an exhaust gas hood for collecting exhaust gas discharged during the converter operation in copper smelting. Scraping means 10a˜10f are each provided with a scraping part 20 for scraping off matte-sticking by moving slidably across the inner surface of the rear jacket 8 by driving means 11 from a sidewall of the exhaust gas hood to at least over the centerline L of the width of the rear jacket 8. The scraping means are arranged in pairs at both right and left sidewalls of the exhaust gas hood 6 in multiple levels along the inclination of the rear jacket 8, thereby allowing the matte-sticking adhered to the rear jacket 8 to be removed over almost its entire surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Pan Pacific Copper Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tsuchie, Masahiro Wakayama, Akira Yamashita
  • Patent number: D640493
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: City and Sea LLC
    Inventors: Sabrina Nishijima, Andrea Ushijima
  • Patent number: D658263
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Grip Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: R. Chester Nierenberg
  • Patent number: D659927
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: David Land
  • Patent number: D660393
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: C4Waterman, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Bradley, Brett Ritter
  • Patent number: D664234
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: R. Chester Nierenberg