Patents Represented by Attorney Malin Haley DIMaggio Bowen & Lhota, P.A.
  • Patent number: 8332286
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for a comprehensive account reconciliation process, which ensures a predictable level for the accuracy of the ledger account balance. The present account reconciliation process includes nine reconciliation methods both transactional and non-transactional. The account reconciliation processes are part of overall accounting accuracy methodology that includes five macro processes where reconciliation takes place during the execute macro process. The reconciliation methods cover the diverse interactions between the ledger accounts and supporting documents that are either externally or internally generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Ricardo A. Georg Lopes
  • Patent number: 8307571
    Abstract: A shoe system for providing multiple usable shoes with a reduced inventory of shoes comprising one or more top shoes that are wearable by themselves essentially having a relatively flat sole area and a separate shoe base that includes a high heeled shape end portion and a upper surface that is recessed around its periphery said top shoes each having a raised sole portion that fits snuggly into the recessed portion of the shoe base for a friction engagement and a plurality of fasteners attached to the top shoe and the shoe base for firmly attaching a pair of top shoes to the shoe base thereby greatly increasing the wardrobe potential and number of shoes available for different occasions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Lucy Ceylan
  • Patent number: 8297456
    Abstract: A three piece ingredient dispensing cap attachable a primary container including but not limited to the threaded circular opening of a bottle, said dispensing cap being a storage container or receptacle for sealably containing a liquid and/or dry material and a dispenser for releasing the material when desired into the primary container. The top of the dispensing cap is depressed manually forcing than ingredient storage chamber with like prongs against the bottom of the cap body seal ripping a portion away, dispensing the material. The top includes an opening or nipple valve to allow drinking through the dispensing cap. The present invention allows the use of materials that would discolor, degrade or interact with other substances when added to the contents of the bottle, to remain stable and/or inactive until the time of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Michael R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8297020
    Abstract: A top down trap lock shingle system that includes a plurality of identical shingles, each shingle having a bottom layer and a top layer permanently attached to said top edge of said bottom layer forming an extended area along the top of the shingle that includes strips of adhesive and said bottom layer having an enlarged nailing or stapling zone that extends beyond the bottom edge of the top layer. The shingles are trapped locked together by inserting the top tab portion of the top area in a top down manner onto an above shingle row staggered to protect the seams and fastening the bottom edge of the shingle to the plywood roof thus trap locking each of the shingle rows in place. The laminated shingle system is especially durable and provides protection against high winds preventing wind damage and water intrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Top Down Siding LLC
    Inventor: Lief Eric Swanson
  • Patent number: 8287481
    Abstract: An apparatus method for establishing a Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (“TIPS”) between the portal vein from a hepatic vein. The apparatus comprises a multi-needle TIPS device designed to facilitate safer and more rapid catheterization of the portal vein. The method utilizes the multi-needle TIPS device to access the portal vein from the hepatic vein approach. The multi-needle TIPS device and method provides numerous benefits over previous TIPS devices and procedures and results in shorter and safer procedures. Use of multiple needles increases the probability of finding the portal vein more quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventors: Sidney Lowell Kahn, Wael Saad, Brent Seybold
  • Patent number: 8282083
    Abstract: A corrosion resistant railing insert including a stainless steel upper body for insertion into a railing post and including channels for liquid drainage from the railing post, an elongated stainless steel mounting arm protruding from the upper body. The mounting arm has a smaller cross-sectional area than the upper body, which are integrally associated as a unitary device. The upper body is secured within a railing post while the mounting aim is inserted into a complimentary aperture or sleeve formed in a concrete substrate and secured therein with an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Poma & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Poma
  • Patent number: 8281732
    Abstract: A boat tower conversion kit for converting from a half tower to a full tower without the need for complete removal and/or destruction of the original half tower. A custom hard top incorporates a central core platform with several integral reinforcing plates. The plates provide structural support for the later expansion of the half tower by adding the upper tower section and upper platform(s). Leg members and ladder members of the upper and lower tower sections automatically mate with one-another in coaxial alignment, and are structurally secured to one-another through the interfacing integral reinforcing plates. Integral channels, wiring conduits and tubes provide for electrical wiring, electrical and mechanical components in conjunction with the custom platform core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Pipe Welders, Inc.
    Inventor: Trey Irvine
  • Patent number: 8277267
    Abstract: An amphibious paddle track propulsion system mountable on any water or land vehicle for enabling the ability to selectively travel over land or water, the paddle track propulsion system having a paddle track, spring-loaded paddles, paddle supporting terrain treads, terrain treads, lead and rear sprockets, chain sprocket, engaging assembly for extending and retracting the paddles and lever for controlling the engaging assembly wherein each paddle has an engager extension that is engaged and disengaged by the engaging assembly to extend and retract paddles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Louis H. Chippas
  • Patent number: 8274015
    Abstract: A heater rolling pin having a roller body, stainless steel axles, hollow roller interior, roller outer surface, a handle mounted to each axle, electrical tactile switch secured to one end of the roller, a heater secured inside the roller interior, batteries and a battery holder at the opposite end of the roller. The internal heater makes the outer surface of the roller hot. The roller is manufactured from food grade aluminum alloy and is hard anodized and dyed to make the surface very hard and scratch resistant. The roller has two food quality, high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic handles with stainless steel axles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Maria E. Dellutri
  • Patent number: 8266839
    Abstract: An insect bait station that is pre-filled with a suitable bait, preferably a combination of attractant and toxicant, and is activated for use by a snap-open closure that exposes an entrance/exit disposed on the upper part of the bait station for providing insects with access to the bait. The entrance is disposed above the level of the contained bait and an internal ramp structure allows insects to traverse downward to the bait from the opening, as well as upward to exit the bait station. Providing a ramp structure ensures continual access even as the level of the bait within the station drops, due to evaporation, consumption, spillage etc. By enabling egress from the bait station, the ramp further prevents the accumulation of dead insects inside the bait station, the scent of which, would nullify effectiveness. A cradle is provided for receiving the bait station in two alternate configurations, namely a non-activated and sealed stowed configuration and an activated and un-sealed deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Alan Bernard
  • Patent number: 8261682
    Abstract: A boat trim tab system having an automatic controller for positioning trim tabs to perform user selected preset functions or maintain previously used positions in response to real time operating conditions. The system is intended to be a stand alone system that is installed on a boat using a master control module to operate the trim tabs and a manual keypad to provide a user interface to the master control module. The system gathers real time data from a variety of onboard sources and uses the data to determine the optimal position of the trim tabs to enhance boat performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Richard DeVito
  • Patent number: 8253586
    Abstract: A performance measuring system integrated with an article of clothing, the system has a computing unit for coordinating, processing and transmission of sensor data connected to a bus and an antenna. A sensor for measuring performance characteristics is connected to the bus; the bus facilitates transmission and reception of control and data values between the computing unit and the sensor. Also, an antenna is connected to the computing unit for communicating with other computing devices and transmission of sensor data. The other computing devices display the sensor data to a user or forward the sensor data onto another communication media such as the internet or interactive television. A social networking system sharing athletic statistics using a webservice, a personal processing unit connectible to the webservice, and a computing unit having an activity program for at least one sensor. This system has an activity update service integrally associated with the webservice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Mayfonk Art, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Matak
  • Patent number: 8246403
    Abstract: A water drop muffler for use in a marine exhaust system to silence exhaust noise while separating entrained water from exhaust gas using hydro-dynamic centrifugal separation principles enhanced by turbulent flow. A muffler housing has a top and a bottom, and defines an internal volume bounded by a generally vertically disposed cylindrical inner surface formed about a longitudinal axis. A generally tubular exhaust inlet is disposed in generally tangential relation with the cylindrical inner housing surface for receiving a mixture of exhaust gas and entrained cooling water. A variable geometry flow channel efficiently transitions the flow for discharge through a vertically elongate opening disposed along the length of the housing inner surface thereby creating vortex flow within the housing to maximize the generation of centrifugal forces. The vortex flow formed within the housing causes the relatively heavy water droplets and water vapor (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Woodrow Woods
  • Patent number: 8243722
    Abstract: A multi-port VoIP telecommunications system that allows the user to gain access to telephone connectivity through the Internet by connecting directly to the Internet or by connecting to the Internet through the existing Internet connection of a computer or cell phone device. The present system includes an Ethernet port, a Wi-Fi receiver to facilitate the transmission and receipt of Internet protocol signals wirelessly, and a USB plug connectable to the ATA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Net, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark F. Rodriguez, Anastasios Takis Kyriakides, Kenneth Hosfeld, Leo Manzewitsch
  • Patent number: 8236402
    Abstract: An inexpensive and disposable urine collecting pad for placement on a floor surface directly below a urinal for collecting fluid not deposited within the confines of the urinal which would otherwise drip on the floor. Fluid collected by the pad is prevented from reaching the underlying floor area thereby eliminating the problems associated with fluids being deposited on the floor. The pad includes an upper fluid collecting layer of material and a lower non-skid fluid impervious layer of material that are glued together. The configuration of the pad includes a dual end, each end having a trapezoidal shape with flat parallel ends and tapered sides so that the urine collecting pad cannot be improperly aligned during installation. The trapezoidal and tapered side edges allow a person to stand in front of the urinal without the person's shoes standing on the collecting pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventors: R. Dean Stickler, Jeffrey S. Crevier
  • Patent number: 8209793
    Abstract: A disposable portable toilet that is efficiently fabricated from foldable stock, such as corrugated cardboard, with minimal waste and adapted with a fluid absorbing inner liner is disclosed. Foldable stock material is formed as a blank sheet having a plurality of fold lines defining multiple panels disposed in side-by-side relation, and a joining tab. Each panel includes a fold-in tab that functions to provide a rim. The blank sheet provides a structure that may be configured to form a support structure that is selectively configurable from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration. An absorbent liner is insertedly received within the support structure. Padding sections are disposed on the liner in proximity to overlay the top rim of the support structure when the liner is received therein thereby providing the device with a padded upper rim. A drawstring functions as a closure member to close the liner after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventors: William Carter, Elizabeth Carter
  • Patent number: D666217
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: CPS Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Pruszynski, Richard Koldewey
  • Patent number: D666224
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: CPS Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Pruszynski, Richard Koldewey, Juan Saluzzio
  • Patent number: D671770
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: William F. Kroll
  • Patent number: D671987
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: William F. Kroll, William Ogden