Patents Represented by Attorney Marcus G. Theodore
  • Patent number: 8303450
    Abstract: An eccentric dual stepping gear roller bearing system, which consists of an input shaft and an output shaft associated with a gear ring holding an exterior row of equally spaced ball bearings, an output gear with an interior row of lesser diameter with fewer equally spaced ball bearings held at a different plane relative the exterior row, and at least one stepping gear with exterior and interior stepping gears having differing radii joined off-set on top of one another and eccentrically mounted on the drive shaft to act on the interior and exterior rows of roller bearings, which act as gear teeth to rotate the output gear to reduce shaft output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Paul G. McKinnon
  • Patent number: 8262601
    Abstract: An emergency helmet trauma bandage and method of use, which, when applied, applies minimal pressure to stop bleeding, doesn't compromise cervical spine immobilization, allows for fast and effective application of ice/cold packs to control intracranial/internal swelling, doesn't come apart during treatment and transport, and doesn't require a caregiver to re-wrap the dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventors: Michelle Cumming, Mitchell Kastros
  • Patent number: 8236178
    Abstract: A method for cleaning and maintaining reverse osmosis membrane filters by injecting sulfurous acid into water to form sulfurous acid (H2SO3), and then sequentially filtering the acidified water through membrane filters to reduce alkalinity and mineral scaling, add sufficient SO2 as a biocide to attack bacteria and other micro organisms to prevent membrane fouling, reduce iron to prevent iron deposit build-up, scavenge and remove dissolved oxygen prior to filtration to prevent membrane oxidation, and prevent concentrated salts within the retentate from precipitating out of solution during transport for land application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Earth Renaissance Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Ruehr, Evelyn Ruehr, legal representative, Terry R. Gong
  • Patent number: 8206655
    Abstract: An apparatus for burning sulfur to produce sulfur dioxide, which sulfur dioxide is associated with a multi-channel gas valve associated with other gas sources to selectively be blended each into water by a combination mixer/aerator to aerate water in one monde, admix sulfur dioxide with water to form sulfurous acid in another mode, and stir and mix water without gases in a third mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Earth Renaissance Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Terry Gong, John Harmon
  • Patent number: 8192626
    Abstract: A wastewater treatment method employing chemicals for disinfection, and precipitation of suspended solids, heavy metals and phosphates before subsequent aerobic bacterial biological treatment using Nitrosomonas and Nitrobacter bacteria to remove ammonia and nitrates/nitrites and BOD compounds to produce recovered treated wastewater suitable for open water discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Earth Renaissance Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcus G. Theodore, Larry P. Wardle
  • Patent number: 8177864
    Abstract: A sugar based fuel and fuel additive method and solution suitable for use with liquid as well as solid carbon based fuels to improve combustion burning or as a fuel or electrolyte for a fuel cell or battery to produce electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Environmental Bio-Fuels, Inc.
    Inventors: George T. Bezis, Larry P. Wardle, Marcus G. Theodore
  • Patent number: 8163041
    Abstract: A method for producing and using a duckweed bio-synthetic fuel suitable for co-firing with gaseous, liquid as well as solid carbon based fuels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Stewardship Water & Gas Co
    Inventors: George T. Bezis, Larry P. Wardle, Marcus G. Theodore
  • Patent number: 8101070
    Abstract: A chemical/biological wastewater treatment apparatus employing rapid sludge chemical dewatering technology in conjunction with an environmental biological system for treating the separated treated wastewater by land applying it for the propagation of biosynthetic fuels and other plants; and/or passing it through aqueous plant, algae, or microbial reduction of the dissolved solids and ammonia for BOD compliance to produce water of sufficient quality to meet open stream and ocean effluent discharge requirements; and disposing of the high BTU low moisture solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Earth Renaissance Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcus G. Theodore, Larry P. Wardle
  • Patent number: 8101083
    Abstract: A pre-treatment method for cleaning and maintaining reverse osmosis membrane filters by injecting sulfurous acid into waters with suspended solids in a liquid fraction to be filtered to form sulfurous acid (H2SO3) to acid leach heavy metals into the liquid fraction, reduce alkalinity and mineral scaling, add sufficient SO2 as a biocide to attack bacteria and other micro organisms to prevent membrane fouling, reduce iron to prevent iron deposit build-up, scavenge and remove dissolved oxygen prior to filtration to prevent membrane oxidation, and then sequentially filtering the acidified water through membrane filters to create a metal free permeate and a brine retentate, which can be pH adjusted to remove the heavy metals as metal hydroxide precipitates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Earth Renaissance Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Ruehr, Evelyn Ruehr, legal representative, Terry R. Gong, Marcus G. Theodore
  • Patent number: 8097168
    Abstract: A treatment method for wastewater employing sulfur dioxide and lime chemical dewatering technology in conjunction with an environmental photo biomass/algae biological treatment system growing photo biomass/algae to reduce dissolved solids, heavy metals, and ammonia in the wastewater to produce recovered treated wastewater for vegetation consumption, biofuel feedstock, and biofuel and carbon credits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Earth Renaissance Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcus G. Theodore, Larry P. Wardle
  • Patent number: 8092118
    Abstract: A method to create a net increase in soil organic carbon (SOC) by acidifying land applied waters with pH adjusted sulfur dioxide to open up soil pores at greater depths, while providing sulfur and other nutrients to plants and soil bacteria to stimulate and increase their overall grow and their assimilation of carbon dioxide to sequester a greater net volume increase of soil organic carbon (SOC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Earth Renaissance Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Bill Atkin, Terry Gong, John Harmon, Marcus G. Theodore
  • Patent number: 7976474
    Abstract: An illuminated acoustical stimulation ear probe with outer ear illumination and a probe-fit status indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: PATH medical GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Zoth, Andre Lodwig, Johann Oswald, Thomas Janssen
  • Patent number: 7967989
    Abstract: A sulfurous acid treated wastewater disposal method employing soil aquifer treatment (SAT) for artificial recharge of groundwater through infiltration basins allowing fully or partially-treated sewage effluent to infiltrate into the soil and move down to the groundwater through a “vadose” zone, which acts as a natural filter to remove essentially all suspended solids, biodegradable materials, bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Earth Renaissance Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Terry Gong, John Harmon, Marcus G. Theodore
  • Patent number: 7967990
    Abstract: A hybrid chemical/mechanical dewatering sewage treatment plant and method employing rapid sludge chemical dewatering technology in conjunction with slower conventional mechanical dewatering solids agglomeration and disposal methods to meet operating constraints and environmental permitting restrictions and siting limitations for disposal of sewage and wastewater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Earth Renaissance Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Marcus G. Theodore
  • Patent number: 7867398
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing the footprint of chemical/mechanical/biological wastewater treatment facilities employing sulfur dioxide disinfection and chemical dewatering of solids in conjunction with an environmental biological systems for treating the separated treated wastewater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Earth Renaissance Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Harmon, Marcus G. Theodore, Larry P. Wardle
  • Patent number: 7841289
    Abstract: A lightweight towed submersible water transporter and storage system for liquids and solids, which employs a streamlined towable hull with exterior ballast/buoyancy cells and optional air and liquid storage bladders used not only to adjust buoyancy, but to allow the simultaneous transport and storage of different solids and liquids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: Richard W. Schanz
  • Patent number: 7715581
    Abstract: An improved hearing aid and method that employs a combination microphone/speaker, sized to have the microphone inserted within the concha bowl of the outer ear and the speaker is inserted within which the opening of the ear canal such that it does not obstruct the same for more natural hearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventor: Richard W. Schanz
  • Patent number: 7654683
    Abstract: A bi-directional rechargeable/replaceable induction power pack and method employing sealed induction coils to power an electrical device underwater, in liquids, or in high humidity conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Inventor: Stephen K. Ellis
  • Patent number: 7566400
    Abstract: A chemical/biological wastewater treatment plant apparatus and treatment method employing rapid sludge chemical dewatering technology in conjunction with an environmental biological system for treating the separated treated wastewater by land applying it for the propagation of biosynthetic fuels and other plants; and/or passing it through aqueous plant or microbial reduction of the dissolved solids and ammonia for BOD compliance to produce water of sufficient quality to reduce the overall salt load currently being added by wastewater treatment facilities into natural waterways, and to produce water of sufficient quality to meet open stream and ocean effluent discharge requirements; and disposing of the high BTU low moisture solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Earth Renaissance Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Harmon, Terry Gong, Marcus G. Theodore, Thomas A. Ruehr
  • Patent number: 7563372
    Abstract: A sewage treatment plant and method employing rapid sludge chemical dewatering technology in conjunction with slower conventional mechanical dewatering solids agglomeration and disposal methods to meet environmental permitting restrictions and siting limitations for disposal of sewage and wastewater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Inventor: Marcus G. Theodore