Patents Represented by Attorney Lynn G. Foster
  • Patent number: 8092432
    Abstract: Novel outdwelling normally closed bulbous medical bidirectional slit valves and outdwelling slit valve assemblies for influent and effluent fluid flow into and from a medical patient are disclosed, as well as related methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Nordgren Corporation
    Inventor: Greg Nordgren
  • Patent number: 7850090
    Abstract: Railroad tie plates secured collectively by spikeless fasteners to a tie with railroad spikes securing the rails to the ties and related methodology are disclosed wherein two-part fasteners are used in respect to sets of aligned tie and tie plate apertures such that the two fastener parts are joined together against inadvertent separation within each tie aperture at a connection or union site, which includes but is not limited to force fit unions and threaded unions, and spikes are driven into the ties through other tie plate apertures. Discarded ties rehabilitated as composite railroad ties are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventor: David Ollendick
  • Patent number: 7468221
    Abstract: Microscopic batteries, integratable or integrated with and integrated circuit, including a MEMS microcircuit, and methods of microfabrication of such microscopic batteries are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: BiPolar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney M. LaFollette, Linton G. Salmon, John N. Harb
  • Patent number: 7462419
    Abstract: Microscopic batteries, integratable or integrated with and integrated circuit, including a MEMS microcircuit, and methods of microfabrication of such microscopic batteries are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Bipolar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney M. LaFollette, Linton G. Salmon, John N. Harb
  • Patent number: 7258749
    Abstract: A wash fluid containment system includes an elevated, fluid impervious surface upon which items to be washed are placed for washing. The surface is configured to cause wash fluid to flow to an edge of the surface and off of the surface to prevent buildup of wash fluid on the surface. A collecting trough is positioned in fluid flow communication with the edges of the surface to which the fluid flows to catch and collect the fluid as it flows from the surface. Used wash fluid is taken from the collecting trough for disposal or recycling and solids and debris can be easily removed from the trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Hydro Engineering Equipment and Supply Co.
    Inventors: James P. McCormick, Alan G. McCormick, Kerry G. Smith
  • Patent number: 7228184
    Abstract: A hand-held viral inhibitor and related methodology which transfer between space exposed electrodes an electric current signal of reversing polarity through the viral-laden tissue are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventor: Chester Heath
  • Patent number: 7166384
    Abstract: Microscopic batteries, integratable or integrated with microelectromechanical systems or other microscopic circuits, including a MEMS microcircuit, and methods of microfabrication of such microscopic batteries are disclosed, among which comprise closed system microscopic batteries for internal storage of electricity using interval reactants only, which comprise microscopic electrodes, electrolyte and reservoir for the electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: BiPolar Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Rodney M. LaFollette, Linton G. Salmon, John N. Harb
  • Patent number: 7144654
    Abstract: Microscopic batteries, integratable or integrated with microelectromechanical systems or other microscopic circuits, including a MEMS microcircuit, and methods of microfabrication of such microscopic batteries are disclosed, among which comprise closed system microscopic batteries for internal storage of electricity using interval reactants only, which comprise microscopic electrodes, electrolyte and reservoir for the electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Bipolar Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Rodney M. LaFollette, Linton G. Salmon, John N. Harb
  • Patent number: 7127870
    Abstract: Replacement lock levers and related methods are disclosed which accommodate adjustment to acceptable tolerances of the force applied to cans being filled by the platform lift cylinder assemblies of the automatic beverage filling machine, due to an eccentricity of the replacement lock levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Servi-Teck, INC
    Inventors: Cecil R. McRay, Michael D. Nish, Terry E. Nish
  • Patent number: 7021022
    Abstract: An attachment system and method for coupling a wall and a floor together during and/or after construction, and for facilitating final orientation of the wall and floor, includes first and second members coupled to the respective wall and floor and pivotal about a hinge member. The wall and floor, and thus the first and second members, pivot between an assembly position, and a final position. In the assembly position, the wall or the floor is assembled, and the first and second members are coupled to the respective wall and floor. In the final position, the wall and floor are finally oriented with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventor: Jesse L. Hearne
  • Patent number: 6949313
    Abstract: Microthin sheet technology is disclosed by which superior batteries are constructed which, among other things, accommodate the requirements for high load rapid discharge and recharge, mandated by electric vehicle criteria. The microthin sheet technology has process and article overtones and can be used to form thin electrodes used in batteries of various kinds and types, such as spirally-wound batteries, bipolar batteries, lead acid batteries silver/zinc batteries, and others. Superior high performance battery features include: (a) minimal ionic resistance; (b) minimal electronic resistance; (c) minimal polarization resistance to both charging and discharging; (d) improved current accessibility to active material of the electrodes; (e) a high surface area to volume ratio; (f) high electrode porosity (microporosity); (g) longer life cycle; (h) superior discharge/recharge characteristics; (i) higher capacities (A┬Ěhr); and (j) high specific capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: BioPolar Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Rodney M. LaFollette
  • Patent number: 6834786
    Abstract: A bicycle hauling rack for the bed of a pickup truck is disclosed. The rack increases the number of bicycles which can be hauled damage-free in the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Inventor: Clifton Hansen
  • Patent number: 6829854
    Abstract: A lighted flexible display device or sign, useful for advertising purposes, and having a battery supply mount. The display device herein is a lighted display and is constructed to be flexible in the presence of inadvertent bumping or deflection thereof. The mounting resilient such that, when the deflecting force is removed, the sign springs back to its normal lateral position. The mount for the display device includes a battery supply, with such supply being electrically connected to the electrical circuit of the sign. This is accomplished by means of electrical leads passing through a deflection restoration spring, by such leads passing through a resilient tongue, or with connectors used in a spring-biased pivotal construction for connecting the battery supply to the electrical lighting circuit of the sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventor: Randy B. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 6799591
    Abstract: A wash fluid containment system includes an elevated, fluid impervious surface upon which items to be washed are placed for washing. The surface is configured to cause wash fluid to flow to an edge of the surface and off of the surface to prevent buildup of wash fluid on the surface. A collecting trough is positioned in fluid flow communication with the edges of the surface to which the fluid flows to catch and collect the fluid as it flows from the surface. Used wash fluid is taken from the collecting trough for disposal or recycling and solids and debris can be easily removed from the trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Hydro Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. McCormick, Alan G. McCormick, Kerry G. Smith
  • Patent number: 6760762
    Abstract: An Intelligent Network Providing Network Access Services (INP-NAS) for telephonic services is disclosed, which utilizes a network platform containing applications controller and Object and Network Discovery techniques to activate applications providing a class of useful network services that reduce service provision intervals, improve service provisioning, installation, service quality, improve security, and network engineering and thereby improve customer satisfaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Tele Services Solutions, INC
    Inventor: David Pezzutti
  • Patent number: 6745235
    Abstract: An Intelligent Network Providing Network Access Services (INP-NAS) for telephonic services is disclosed, which utilizes a network platform containing applications controller and Object and Network Discovery techniques to activate applications providing a class of useful network services that reduce service provision intervals, improve service provisioning, installation, service quality, improve security, and network engineering and thereby improve customer satisfaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Teleservices Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: C. Daniel Baca, David A. Pezzutti
  • Patent number: 6696637
    Abstract: An array of elongated concave parabolic trough-shaped reflectors is disclosed. The orientation of the array is biaxially kept essentially perpendicular to rays of the sun by an optical control such that sunlight is reflected and concentrated along a focal line of each elongated reflector by which (a) water in a tube disposed at the focal line is heated by reflected line focused sunlight impinged thereon and/or (b) line focused reflected sunlight is optically transformed into point focused reflected sunlight using Fresnel lenses from which electricity is generated using solar cells upon which the point focused reflected sunlight is impinged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: The Sun Trust, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Paul Lawheed
  • Patent number: D505547
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Inventor: William M. Whipple
  • Patent number: D555406
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Inventor: Kim Burt
  • Patent number: D562914
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Inventors: Merrill Oveson, Richard M. Oveson