Patents Represented by Attorney Luedeka, Neely & Graham, PC
  • Patent number: 8116962
    Abstract: A method of operating an internal combustion engine. With reference to FIG. 1, fuel is supplied to charge air using an injector (116) which in each operation delivers a set amount of fuel. The amount of fuel supplied to the charge air in each engine cycle is controlled by how many times the injector (116) operates in each cycle. A desired fuel demand is calculated as a number of operations of the injector per cycle, calculated to at least one decimal place. The desired fuel demand is rounded to a near integer to provide an output fuel demand for the injector as a number of operations of the injector for the next operating cycle in varying operating conditions of the engine. The controller calculates an aggregate number of operations for a plurality of engine cycles which is closer to an aggregated desired fuel demand for the plurality of cycles than if for each cycle of the plurality of output cycles the output fuel demand is calculated independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Scion-Sprays Limited
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen, Paul Bartholomew Ravenhill, Steven Barraclough, Benjamin David Smither, Timothy Guy Drake
  • Patent number: 8113846
    Abstract: A dummy instrument for use in a simulator, the instrument comprising a control body (101) with user manipulatable angulation control (105), an insertion tube (102) and an umbilical (103) extending from the control body. In a real instrument corresponding to the one being simulated, at least one angulation cable would extend from the user manipulatable controls to the tip of the insertion tube such that movement of the angulation control changes the angulation of the tip. In the dummy medical instrument the angulation cable extends from the user manipulatable angulation control, and down the umbilical. The umbilical is releasably attached to a main unit (105). A motor (20,21) within the instrument at the distal end of the umbilical to applies a variable force to the cable. A position detector (30,31) within the instrument detects the angular position of the angulation control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Keymed (Medical & Industrial Equipment) Limited
    Inventors: Daniel Mark Wallaker, Jeremy Roger Mills
  • Patent number: 8109195
    Abstract: A gas operated firearm having a gas venting system which configures the carrier key and the gas tube so that a substantial portion of the recoil gas is vented from the gas tube into the cavity defined by a hand guard to reduce fouling and high temperatures associated with conventional venting systems which route gases into the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffery D. Spence
  • Patent number: 8109196
    Abstract: An improved gas tube system for a firearm having a gas tube with a distal end that is selectively openable to permit access to the distal end of the gas tube for cleaning thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffery D. Spence
  • Patent number: 8100845
    Abstract: A foot support having straps which receive the calcaneous and wrap around the midfoot in a tensioned state for stabilizing the rearfoot and the midfoot to avoid excessive inversion and eversion of the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen M. Clements, Autry O. V DeBusk, Michael D. Modglin, John H. Krusenklaus
  • Patent number: 8091894
    Abstract: A target system having a base, a stationary member inclined from the base and having a cap, a rotating tube having a cap and positioned over the stationary tube, a bearing between the caps of the stationary member and the rotating tube to permit substantially free rotation of the rotating tube, and a plurality of target sides secured to the rotating tube, with impact of a fired round onto one of the target sides initiating movement of the rotating tube relative to the stationary member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: BOD Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry L. Kreiman, Mark C. Englert, William R. Brown, Jr., Donald Ray Buttrey, Matthew G. Hughs
  • Patent number: 8069570
    Abstract: A knife and sheath for housing the knife, the sheath including a light, an actuator for activating the light, and finger openings, with the knife being withdrawn from the sheath to permit the fingers of the user to be inserted through the finger receiving openings and enable a thumb of the user to be positioned on the actuator for selective activation and de-activation of the light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Taylor Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Morgan Taylor, Jiun-Yu Chu
  • Patent number: 8065803
    Abstract: A cutting tool including a housing provided with a compartment having an opening, a carrier disposed in the compartment and displaceable between extended and retracted positions, a spring for biasing the carrier in the retracted position, a mechanism for displacing the carrier in the extended position, a mechanism for releasably retaining the carrier in the extended position, and the carrier having a nesting surface for a blade whereby a blade nested thereon will project through the compartment opening when the carrier is in the extended position and will be disposed within such compartment when the carrier is in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Taylor Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Austin
  • Patent number: 8060390
    Abstract: A computer assisted system and related method for interacting with an audience by combining questions from a group of questioners, analyzing the questions, and presenting the questions in summary form for answering by a speaker or interviewee. The answers are then delivered to the questioners. The entire interview may be delivered to the questioners, or portions may be selectively delivered to separate questioners based on questions asked by the respective questioner. In one embodiment, questions may be grouped by similar subject matter; groups may be arranged by the number of associated questions or by other priority criteria. In a further embodiment, a representative question may be generated for each group. The representative question may be selected from the group or may be generated from analysis results. In one embodiment, a subscriber based service is provided. Profiles may be developed for the questioners, and targeted advertising may be delivered based on the profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Voices Heard Media, Inc.
    Inventor: William Overstreet
  • Patent number: 8043340
    Abstract: A dynamic spinal stabilization system that enables spinal movements throughout a range of motions from a neutral condition of the spine, to a flexion condition, and an extension condition. The system includes metal pedicle screws and at least one metal support rod, wherein the system includes elastomeric members operatively located to substantially eliminate metal-to-metal contact of metal components of the system that are movable relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Inventor: Melvin Law
  • Patent number: 8042281
    Abstract: A centrifugal bowl separator, including a bowl, a source of pressurized gas in selective flow communication with the bowl and operable to selectively supply pressurized gas to an interior portion of the bowl, and first and second pressure seals selectively established to provide a zone within a portion of the bowl such that when the pressurized gas is introduced, pressure within the portion of the bowl increases for enhanced removal of moisture and drying of solids within the portion of the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Decanter Machine, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Estes, Christopher R. Lambert, Jeffrey D. Mongold, Charles B. Tate
  • Pen
    Patent number: D647562
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Taylor Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Jiun-Yu Chu
  • Pen
    Patent number: D647563
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Taylor Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Jiun-Yu Chu
  • Patent number: D647809
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Newall Measurement Systems Limited
    Inventor: John Driver
  • Pen
    Patent number: D647963
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Taylor Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Jiun-Yu Chu
  • Patent number: D649925
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Darris E. Allison
  • Patent number: D651623
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Upcycle Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas Stillwell, Alfred Rodlsberger
  • Pen
    Patent number: D651647
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Taylor Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Jiun-Yu Chu
  • Patent number: D651897
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Pen
    Patent number: D652081
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Taylor Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Jiun-Yu Chu