Patents Represented by Law Firm Marger, Johnson, McCollom & Stolowitz PC
  • Patent number: 5559873
    Abstract: A simple and inexpensive telephone exclusion or privacy device. A conference feature is and am indicator light showing when the line is in use are also provided. The basic exclusion or privacy circuit includes only eleven components, thereby providing a very low cost device. The circuit includes a diode bridge with a Silicon Controlled Rectifier (SCR) connected across the midpoint of the bridge circuit. A resistor in series with the SCR limits the amount of current which the SCR can draw from the telephone line. A Zener diode in series with a resistor is connected between the anode and the gate of the SCR and a resistor in series with a capacitor is connected from the gate of the SCR to the second side of the bridge circuit i.e. to the point where the cathode of the SCR is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: Notify Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel F. Wood, Gaylan I. Larson
  • Patent number: 5549330
    Abstract: A quick release skip pole strap system includes a novel ski pole strap that attaches to a ski pole grip. A locking mechanism within the ski pole grip automatically engages with a strap pin. A button attached to a side of the ski pole grip, when depressed, causes the strap pin to automatically eject from the ski pole grip decoupling the skier from the ski pole. The skier can depress the button without having to remove his hands from the ski pole grips. The ski pole strap in one embodiment is made of an elastic material that automatically pulls the pin from the ski pole grip and holds the ski pole in a "ready to plant" position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Inventor: Galen Wells
  • Patent number: 5549343
    Abstract: A section of a train wheel tread is formed into a continuous hyperbolic curve to respond asymptotically to changes in the path of a rail, thus, dampening lateral oscillation of the train wheels back and forth across rail. The hyperbolic curve at a minimum extends from a taping line to a wheel lift point. However, for further dampening effects the hyperbolic curve is extended from a fillet section across the taping line toward the field side of the wheel. Two tires having the same hyperbolic profile work in conjunction as a feedback system to dampen lateral oscillation while at the same time saving energy, reducing tire and rail wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Inventor: Dorman S. Blazer
  • Patent number: 5548222
    Abstract: A termination control circuit is coupled to a far end of a cable. A modulated test signal is reflected back to a near end of the cable at a different frequency but at substantially the same level of attenuation as the test signal. Signal attenuation in the reflected signal is then measured to determine the amount of attenuation in the test signal. A second embodiment of the termination control circuit measures crosstalk by enabling and disabling termination resistors at the far end of the cable. A DC bias voltage located at the near end of the cable selectively turns on switching diodes to enable the termination resistor. Alternatively, both the attenuation and crosstalk circuits are combined together allowing both signal attenuation and crosstalk measurements with the same termination control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Forte Networks
    Inventors: Gordon A. Jensen, Stephen M. Ernst
  • Patent number: 5544405
    Abstract: A mold box is flexibly mounted to a product forming machine having upper and lower vertically displaceable beams. A feed drawer dispenses concrete material into the mold box while a vibration system vertically vibrates the mold box while dampening horizontal vibration. The vibration system is driven by a single drive shaft that actuates first and second vibrator rods while at the same rotating a counter-weight in a counter-rotating direction. A set of alignment brackets lock the mold box into a predetermined aligned relationship while being mounted in the product forming machine. The bottom side of each mold box is mounted to the product forming machine in the same relative position to reduce machine readjustments. A set of telescoping legs hold the feed drawer assembly variable distances above the mold box. A unitized pallet feeder quickly moves pallets one at a time from an "on-deck" position to a "receiving" position underneath the mold box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: Columbia Machine, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Aaseth, Robert A. Schmitt
  • Patent number: 5540869
    Abstract: A mold box is flexibly mounted to a product forming machine having upper and lower vertically displaceable beams. A feed drawer dispenses concrete material into the mold box while a vibration system vertically vibrates the mold box while dampening horizontal vibration. The vibration system is driven by a single drive shaft that actuates first and second vibrator rods while at the same rotating a counter-weight in a counter-rotating direction. A set of alignment brackets lock the mold box into a predetermined aligned relationship while being mounted in the product forming machine. The bottom side of each mold box is mounted to the product forming machine in the same relative position to reduce machine readjustments. A set of telescoping legs hold the feed drawer assembly variable distances above the mold box. A unitized pallet feeder quickly moves pallets one at a time from an "on-deck" position to a "receiving" position underneath the mold box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Columbia Machine, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Aaseth, Robert A. Schmitt