Patents Represented by Attorney Margaret Polson
  • Patent number: 8166885
    Abstract: An suspended cable amusement ride is disclosed. The cable is supported by turning beam assemblies and moved by turning beam drive assemblies. The turning beam assemblies and turning beam drive assemblies each have multiple sheave wheels supported in brackets along a turning beam. In the turning beam drive assembly the sheave wheels are driven by motors operably attached to the sheave wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: William J. Kitchen
  • Patent number: 8032889
    Abstract: A method for reducing power consumption and heat generation in a computer system employs a substitute idle task that puts the processor into a dormant mode, e.g., sleep, nap, or doze mode. The substitute idle task replaces a conventional operating system idle task. The substitute idle task may have a low priority, such as that of the conventional idle task, which it replaces. At each occurrence of a quantum interrupt, a task scheduler schedules applications for execution during the accompanying time slice. After the scheduled applications are done, the substitute idle task is executed. The dormant mode caused by the idle task reduces the system's power consumption. The idle task may also have a high priority and be designed to run for a predetermined percentage of time. Because the processor spends the predetermined percentage of time in the dormant mode, known power consumption reduction may be guaranteed in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Maxwell Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Steven Conrad, Robert A. Hillman
  • Patent number: 7481152
    Abstract: A brewing unit 1 for a coffee machine comprises a brewing cylinder 2 and a piston 5, 13, wherein the brewing cylinder 2 and the piston 5, 13 are movable relative to one another in the axial direction. An activatable seal 12, 18 or seal assembly is provided to seal the piston 5, 13 against the inner wall 3, 15 of the brewing cylinder 2. The seal 12, 18 is activated by an axial movement of piston 5, 13 with respect to the brewing cylinder 2. Under compression when activated, to form a seal between piston 5, 13 and brewing cylinder inner wall 3, 15, and which seal 12, 18 or seal assembly. When not activated, the seal 12, 19 is either not at all, only under low compression contact with the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: WIK Far East Ltd.
    Inventors: Markus Steckhan, Dietmar Becker
  • Patent number: 6986248
    Abstract: A method and a device for dosing a liquid reducing agent for denoxing the exhaust gases of a diesel engine, wherein the reducing agent is delivered to the exhaust gas system of the diesel engine via a dosing valve. The reducing agent is cooled for the elimination of gas bubbles entrained in the reducing agent present at the input side of the dosing valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: PURÄ“M Abgassysteme
    Inventor: Werner Overhoff
  • Patent number: 6830211
    Abstract: A fence winding reel device including a rotatable frame with a slotted groove along its length and a pair of curved plates, together which comprise an expandable core. In an expanded position, a pair of expanders holds the pair of curved plates away the frame. An end of fence wire is placed into the slotted groove of the frame. The reel device may be connected to any standard earth auger mounted on a skidsteer loader. As the auger motor rotates, fence wire is wound around the expandable core to form a wound fence coil. Removing the fence coil from the reel device involves contracting the core, which narrows the distance between the expanders and the frame, and sliding the coil off the core and out of the frame groove. The reel device may also be used to lay down fence wire by operating the auger motor in a reverse rotational direction. A hydraulic core expander is also depicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventor: Randall L. Sloan
  • Patent number: 6827160
    Abstract: A downhole mud motor (100) is disclosed which has an improved bearing mandrel (107) and a bearing stop (105) to transfer a larger percentage of the weight of a drill string to the bit. Also improved sealing systems (113) (114) (220) (515(706) for the transmission section and bearing section (116) (310) (117) (118) (119) prevent drilling mud from entering critical components. A piston stop is provided to prevent the piston from damaging other parts as the piston moves under pressure. Compensating pressure assembly (204) preferably including a disk (1408) is placed in the lower housing (108) to prevent pressure from building up in the bearing section (308). A combination of grooved ball seats (130) and circumferentially spaced balls (127) are provided in the transmission section (200) (207) to allow for greater flow of lubricant around the ball bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Hunting Performance, Inc.
    Inventors: Paris E. Blair, Joseph L. Ficken, Daniel J. Richards
  • Patent number: 6823770
    Abstract: A coffee bean container for an automatic coffee maker comprising a receptacle (2) for storing coffee beans, with an output shaft (4) via which coffee beans in the receptacle (2) can be supplied to a grinding mill. The coffee bean container has a coupling ring (7) disposed coaxially to the output shaft (4) for connecting the coffee bean container (1) to an automatic coffee maker. The coffee bean container (1) has a closure unit (12) for closing the output shaft (4) which has at least one closure element (13, 14). The at least one closure element (13, 14) is supported about a pivot axis parallel to the axis of the output shaft (4) and pivotable between an open and a closed position. The closure unit (12) includes a mechanical drive which mechanically couples the closure element(s) (13, 14) to a rotational movement of the receptacle (2) which moves the closure element(s) to the open position or closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Wik Far East Ltd.
    Inventor: Markus Steckhan
  • Patent number: D501395
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Bison Designs, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Brian James Kelleghan
  • Patent number: D505045
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: WIK FAR East Ltd.
    Inventor: Jurgen Assmann
  • Patent number: D506851
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: WIK Far East Ltd.
    Inventor: Ingo Schmitz
  • Patent number: D519035
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Bison Designs, LLC
    Inventor: Brian James Kelleghan
  • Patent number: D528845
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: WIK Far East, Ltd
    Inventor: Dirk Hagen Zimmermann
  • Patent number: D495570
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Bison Designs, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Brian James Kelleghan
  • Patent number: D495937
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Bison Designs, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Brian James Kelleghan
  • Patent number: D496250
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Bison Designs, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Brian James Kelleghan, Bryan L. Starry
  • Patent number: D497087
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Bison Designs, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Josiah James Gallo, Brian James Kelleghan
  • Patent number: D498644
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: LodeStar Trading International, Inc.
    Inventors: Janet A. Root, David M. Root
  • Patent number: D499858
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Inventor: Jim Wallace Sargent, III
  • Patent number: D646556
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Bison Designs, LLC
    Inventor: Brian James Kelleghan
  • Patent number: D653450
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: AMSA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ivor Michel Walter