Patents Represented by Attorney Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
  • Patent number: 8334224
    Abstract: Built-up roofing surfacing sheets that include a white, resin coated aluminum foil adhered to one side of an asphalt-impregnated fiberglass mat and sand adhered to the other side of the asphalt-impregnated fiberglass mat, the surfacing sheet being compliant with the requirements of California Code of Regulations, Title 24 in effect as of Sep. 11, 2006, and methods of manufacturing the built-up roofing surfacing sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Consolidated Fiberglass Products Company
    Inventors: Daron J. Thomas, Randy Raines, John Hinds
  • Patent number: 8176761
    Abstract: A keypad lockset adapted for deadbolt as well as lever locks, and having as a first embodiment an exterior gear train, an interior gear train, and an electronically controlled clutch for coupling the gear trains when engaged and for uncoupling the gear trains when the clutch is disengaged, so that when the clutch is engaged rotation of an external thumb turn will permit the door latch to be withdrawn and thus to permit opening of the door, and a mechanical override mechanism that can be operated in case of electrical failure, and in which clutch mechanism and the override mechanism both operate through the single, standard 2? inch door preparation hole, or alternatively as a second embodiment, a keypad lockset in which two four-bar mechanical linkages are used in place of gears as means to actuate the clutch, and alternatively to provide for a pass-through override function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Emtek Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Birk Cliff Sorensen, Ping Hsien Tsai, Wai Pang Wong, John Edward Walsh, Louls Romo Martinez
  • Patent number: 8166500
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for generating interactive content from video content. The method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises identifying at least one product within the video content and converting the product into an interactive element within the video content. The method then assigns a plurality of controlling parameters to said at least one interactive element at least one of said controlling parameters includes outline identification indicia of said interactive element consistent with movement of the product within the video content and assigns a product information identifier with the product and retrievable via the controlling parameters. Finally the at least one interactive element is integrated onto the video, such that when the video is displayed, the displayed video includes the outlined interactive element therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Diggywood, Inc.
    Inventors: Eliot James Sakhartov, Royce Bradley D'orazio
  • Patent number: 8158433
    Abstract: The present invention relates to identification tagging, and is specifically directed to identification tagging of ammunition. An isotopic taggant is deposited in a layer at the interface between the primer and the propellant so that, as the ammunition is fired, the taggant is dispersed throughout the propellant. The taggant is thus contained in the gunshot residue formed during the firing, and can be read by analysis of residue particles. Alternatively, the taggant may be deposited in a layer under the primer reactants, or in pellets which are easily destroyed by the chemical reactions involved in firing the ammunition, again dispersing the taggant throughout the propellant and the gunshot residue. Non-isotopic chemical taggants may also be employed if they are encoded so as to minimize the possibility of the information being destroyed or improperly read after the taggants are exposed to the chemical reactions in firing the ammunition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Richard P Welle
  • Patent number: 8141719
    Abstract: A carousel for display of elongated merchandise comprising a lower pole, a center pole and an upper pole which fit together, a rotatable cylindrical sleeve mounted on the center pole, the sleeve having two hubs, one hub attached to each end of the sleeve, each hub having a plurality of cone shaped recesses for receiving a product holder, a clam shell product holder having a portion adapted to hold an elongated product, the clam shell holder having a cone shaped member which fits into the cone shaped recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Nova Ortho-Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Weston S. Hopper, Ronald B. Gaudiano, Henri Baldan
  • Patent number: 8138457
    Abstract: The present invention provides a plate-type heater designed to allow uniform generation of heat across the entire surface of the heater, comprising an upper component composed of a first outer covering and a first intermediate layer joined together and a lower component composed of a second outer covering and a second intermediate layer joined together, with a heating element being placed between said upper component and lower component and wires laminated onto the two end surfaces of said heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Carbonic Heat Corporation
    Inventor: Tae Suk Seo
  • Patent number: 8132567
    Abstract: A dental oral appliance for use with patients who suffer with sleep disorders, to reduce or eliminate snoring or obstructive sleep apnea and to open the airway for a sleeping patient. Retention for the appliance is provided by an occlusal coverage of the upper or lower teeth. A raised incisor ramp that extends from the incisal tip of the incisors toward the lingual, or posterior ramps, separate the posterior teeth to open the airway. A transpalatal member, which extends from the lingual of the right molars to the lingual of the left molars, inhibits the upward and backward movement of the tongue. The transpalatal member may be curved and may slidably fit in the body of the appliance. A posterior tongue restrainer may be attached to the transpalatal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Bryan Keropian
  • Patent number: 8040361
    Abstract: Systems, methods and structures for combining virtual reality and real-time environment by combining captured real-time video data and real-time 3D environment renderings to create a fused, that is, combined environment, including capturing video imagery in RGB or HSV/HSV color coordinate systems and processing it to determine which areas should be made transparent, or have other color modifications made, based on sensed cultural features, electromagnetic spectrum values, and/or sensor line-of-sight, wherein the sensed features can also include electromagnetic radiation characteristics such as color, infra-red, ultra-violet light values, cultural features can include patterns of these characteristics, such as object recognition using edge detection, and whereby the processed image is then overlaid on, and fused into a 3D environment to combine the two data sources into a single scene to thereby create an effect whereby a user can look through predesignated areas or “windows” in the video image to see into a 3
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Systems Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward N. Bachelder, Noah Brickman
  • Patent number: 8000979
    Abstract: A system for making the process of registering at and receiving treatment in a healthcare facility more efficient and safe has been developed. The system utilizes computer communications network-based systems, software, various input and output stations, and a patient identification card (e.g., Loyalty Card) that work together to allow (a) providers to direct, track, and optimize the efficiency of patient activity and (b) patients to have ready access to their status and, in some cases, control of the healthcare process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: Michael G. Blom
  • Patent number: 7993182
    Abstract: A cosmetic appliance and method of use for temporarily lifting, gathering human skin of the breast or smoothing the human breast and skin of the breast, and which is not readily apparent once applied, formed in predetermined shapes from thin, generally translucent flexible sheeting or tape and or of a silicone gel formed into the shape of cup, to one side of which a reusable adhesive has been applied and covered with a peel-away layer for temporarily lifting, gathering, covering or smoothing the skin of the breast, nipple and areola areas, and which is not readily apparent once applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Bring It Up, Inc.
    Inventors: Denise Horton, Andrea Niemiec-Perrigo
  • Patent number: 7976310
    Abstract: The present invention provides computer implemented methodology that permits the safe landing and recovery of rotorcraft following engine failure. With this invention successful autorotations may be performed from well within the unsafe operating area of the height-velocity profile of a helicopter by employing the fast and robust real-time trajectory optimization algorithm that commands control motion through an intuitive pilot display, or directly in the case of autonomous rotorcraft. The algorithm generates optimal trajectories and control commands via the direct-collocation optimization method, solved using a nonlinear programming problem solver. The control inputs computed are collective pitch and aircraft pitch, which are easily tracked and manipulated by the pilot or converted to control actuator commands for automated operation during autorotation in the case of an autonomous rotorcraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Systems Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward N. Bachelder, Dong-Chan Lee, Bimal L. Aponso
  • Patent number: 7938267
    Abstract: A triangular dispensing container device for dispensing small solids such as pills, tablets, or candy, or liquids such as emulsions, gels, solvents, or aqueous solutions, comprising a base, a cover, and an insert. The base has a bottom wall and a first, second, and third side walls. The cover has an upper wall and a first, second, and third side walls. The insert also has an upper wall and a first, second, and third side walls. The insert has an aperture which corresponds with at least some portion of the aperture in a base side wall when the insert is placed within the base. When the cover, base, and insert are assembled, placement of pressure on an area of the cover upper wall elevates the cover side wall, revealing the aperture in the base side wall and in the corresponding insert side wall, permitting the dispensing of the device's contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Hint Mint, Inc.
    Inventor: Harley Cross
  • Patent number: 7938266
    Abstract: A dispensing container device for dispensing small solids such as pills, tablets, or candy, or liquids such as emulsions, gels, solvents, or aqueous solutions, comprising a base, a cover, and an insert. The base has a bottom wall and a curvilinear side wall having an upper edge, the side wall having an aperture. The cover has an upper wall and a curvilinear side wall having a lower edge. The insert has an upper wall and a curvilinear side wall and has an aperture which corresponds with at least some portion of the aperture in the base side wall when the insert is placed within the base. When the cover, base, and insert are assembled, placement of pressure on the cover upper wall or on the base bottom wall reveals the aperture in the base side wall and in the corresponding insert side wall, permitting the dispensing of the device's contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Hint Mint, Inc.
    Inventor: Harley Cross
  • Patent number: 7923107
    Abstract: Built-up roofing surfacing sheets that include a white, resin coated aluminum foil adhered to one side of an asphalt-impregnated fiberglass mat and sand adhered to the other side of the asphalt-impregnated fiberglass mat, the surfacing sheet being compliant with the requirements of California Code of Regulations, Title 24 in effect as of Sep. 11, 2006, and methods of manufacturing the built-up roofing surfacing sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Consolidated Fiberglass Products Company
    Inventors: Daron J. Thomas, Randy Raines, John Hinds
  • Patent number: 7923108
    Abstract: Built-up roofing surfacing sheets that include a white, resin coated aluminum foil adhered to one side of an asphalt-impregnated fiberglass mat and sand adhered to the other side of the asphalt-impregnated fiberglass mat, the surfacing sheet being compliant with the requirements of California Code of Regulations, Title 24 in effect as of Sep. 11, 2006, and methods of manufacturing the built-up roofing surfacing sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Consolidated Fiberglass Products Company
    Inventors: Daron J. Thomas, Randy Raines, John Hinds
  • Patent number: 7897121
    Abstract: A fluid reactor for facilitating mixing and/or chemical reaction and including an elongated cylindrical flow chamber having a first for receiving a flow of a first fluid, a second flow inlet through which a relatively low mass flow of a second fluid may be admitted to the chamber; and a cone-pi element disposed downstream of the second flow inlet and having an upstream conical portion with a leading apex generally facing the first flow inlet, an intervening cylindrical portion, and a downstream conical portion with a trailing apex generally facing the flow outlet, the cone-pi element being operable to produce cavitation and/or vortical flow within the flow stream to effectuate mixing and/or chemical interaction of the first fluid and the second fluid, and to deliver a mixed and/or reacted fluid from the flow outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Fluid Energy Conversion, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathaniel Hughes, Leon Shaw
  • Patent number: 7871455
    Abstract: A modern jet engine inlet protection system that protects against large birds and operates autonomously, that is dormant in routine aircraft operations, that automatically actuates its protective device(s) only at the immediate point of need, then returning it (them) to a non-interfering position, including a RADAR system and a LIDAR system which detect birds entering the intended flight path of the aircraft, and fast computer-implemented computational algorithms that track and identify those from the detected set that are (1) projected to enter a zone which would lead to ingestion by the engine, and (2) of a size large enough that they would seriously damage the engine if ingested; that includes defensive mechanisms housed in the engine nacelle cowling or center hub, or in the fuselage structure that are instantaneously actuated shortly before arriving at the point of impact to shield, deflect, reduce the size of the approaching bird to an acceptable mass, or destroy it, and, that after the ingestion threat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Vintage Capital Group, LLC
    Inventors: Fred Charles Sands, Milton D. Jantzen
  • Patent number: 7861724
    Abstract: A dental oral appliance for use with patients who suffer with sleep disorders, to reduce or eliminate snoring and to open the airway for a sleeping individual who suffers with obstructive sleep apnea. The appliance covers the inside (lingual) of the upper teeth and has an open palate. Retention for the appliance is provided by either clasps placed over the upper right and left molars and a retainer in the anterior area or by an occlusal coverage of the upper teeth. A raised incisor ramp that extends from the incisal tip (biting edge) of the incisors toward the lingual, or posterior raised ramps, separate the posterior teeth to reduce spasm on the temporalis muscle. A transverse, transpalatal member, which extends from the inside (lingual) of the upper right molars to the inside of the upper left molars, covers the tongue, preventing it from moving upward or backward during sleep, opening the airway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Bryan Keropian
  • Patent number: 7861722
    Abstract: A dental oral appliance to reduce or eliminate snoring or obstructive sleep apnea and to open the airway for a sleeping patient. The appliance covers the inside (lingual) of the upper or lower teeth and has an open palate. Retention for the appliance is provided by an occlusal coverge of the upper or lower teeth. A raised incisor ramp that extends from the incisal tip of the incisors toward the lingual, or posterior ramps, separate the posterior teeth to open the airway. A transpalatal bar, which extends from the inside (lingual) of the right molars to the inside of the left molars, inhibits the upward and backward movement of the tongue. An anterior tongue restrainer which is attached to the transpalatal bar at one end and the front of the appliance at the other end, aids in inhibiting and restraining the upward and backward movement of the tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Bryan Keropian
  • Patent number: D637803
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: American Sporting Goods Corporation
    Inventors: Isaac Alvear, Robert Dillon, Jerome Turner