Patents Represented by Attorney McHale & Slavin, P.A.
  • Patent number: 8347546
    Abstract: A telescopic outrigger for use with fishing vessels. The outrigger of the instant invention has multiple tubes that are circular in shape and each include a means for securing to an adjoining tube and locking in a position relative thereto. The circular shape allowing for ease of sealing the connecting components from the elements. An internal locking mechanism for positive interlocking of adjoining tubes can be accessed externally for ease of servicing. The extension of the adjoining tubes by the locking mechanism allows for movement of the outrigger pole from a stowage position to a deployment position and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rupp Marine, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Rupp
  • Patent number: 8348982
    Abstract: A bone plate for use in anterior lumbar spinal fixation has interlocking components to prevent dislodgement of the plate due to anatomical forces. The exposed surface of the plate is smooth to prevent trauma to internal body tissue. The plate spans the intervertebral space with each end attached to an adjacent vertebrae by locking screws threadably engaged with tubular bone anchors. The bone anchors include helical members are threaded through the bone plate and inserted into holes within the bone. The plate has a countersunk cavity including portions overlapping the locking screws. A locking cap fits in the cavity to secure the other end of the locking screws from backing-out of the plate. The locking cap includes at least two chamfered portions that cooperate with mating recesses in the countersunk cavity of the bone plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Atlas Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Baynham, G. Clay Baynham
  • Patent number: 8339254
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a data acquisition and display system for vehicles that connects to the vehicle's on-board computer(s) via a data link connector (DLC). The system includes a display module suitable for permanent or temporary attachment within the interior of a vehicle. The display module preferably includes a full color monitor that also functions as a touch screen for inputting commands to the computer within the display module. The computer includes a suitable processor, operating system, software and tangible data storage media to allow multiple user configurable graphics. The display module collects information from the vehicle via multiple busses and senders through the data link connector and displays the information on the screen of the display module in a user configured graphics format. The software is constructed and arranged to allow user configuration of the displayed graphics by clicking or touching the graphics image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Drew Technologies
    Inventors: Michael Drew, Brian Herron
  • Patent number: 8337121
    Abstract: A groundwater barrier system for preventing the generally lateral, subterranean migration of water (including both liquid and gaseous fluids) beyond an established perimeter, while providing controlled collection of same for use. The present system utilizes a barrier wall, which is formed in-ground via non-permeable membrane in sheet/roll/panel or slurry (materials can include bentonite clay). The present system will be configured to intersect the flow path of the groundwater to be routed to enhance containment or collection of the fluid. In use, the barrier of the present invention is installed by first making an excavation to accommodate the barrier system. The excavation and barrier wall is implemented to a depth so as to allow for the maximum interception with the established water table to be contained or collected, and/or processed based on benefit vs cost analysis. The barrier can also be used to prevent contaminants (including saltwater) from entering surficial freshwater aquifers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: Wayne Poerio, Malcolm Dubois
  • Patent number: 8333771
    Abstract: The present invention describes a system suitable for guiding a biocompatible device to a target area within the body (in vivo) and method of using the same. The system includes a targeting member being constructed of, or having a steering material, which can be coupled to a biocompatible device. The system further includes one or more devices which are used to maneuver the targeting member into position prior to attachment of the biocompatible device. The biocompatible device is traversed into position through the passageway created by the targeting member and secured to one or more anchoring members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Magrod, LLC
    Inventors: Wyatt Drake Geist, Christopher Walsh
  • Patent number: 8328854
    Abstract: A dynamic cervical plate has a ratchet and pawl mechanism that allows the cervical plate to post operatively shorten the length of the plate and maintain compression between adjacent vertebrae. The plate has an elongated shaft with teeth on one surface and a groove along each longitudinal edge. A lateral plate is attached on one end of the shaft. The plate has screw holes for connecting with the head of a spinal screw. Another lateral plate is slidably engaged in the longitudinal grooves along the shaft and has a spring clip acting as a pawl with the teeth on the shaft. The sliding bar has screw holes on each side of the shaft. The clip is configured to span the screw holes to automatically engage and prevent screws from backing out of the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Atlas Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Bret O. Baynham, G. Clay Baynham, Matthew G. Baynham, David R. Campbell
  • Patent number: 8328149
    Abstract: A top access leveler assembly for leveling a table by use of a pedestal guide barrel, a leveling adjustment screw, and an adjustment driver. The leveling adjustment screw has a lower end with a foot pad and an upper end that can be rotated by the use of an adjustment driver. The adjustment driver is positioned within a cavity of the pedestal guide barrel and is further operated by a knob guide barrel that employs the use of alignment channels to allow the knob guide barrel to be twisted into a position where a spring biases the knob upward to allow ease of rotation. Once the knob is raised, the leveling adjustment screw is accessed from the top wherein the alignment channels allow rotation of the adjustment driver in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction for use in extending the foot pad beneath the base of the table. The alignment guides further allow for the depressing of the guide barrel into the cavity and with a slight rotation places the guide barrel in a recessed position when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Stable Tables, LLC
    Inventor: William McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 8322050
    Abstract: A footwear sole includes an upper surface and a lower surface. The lower surface includes a plurality of tread members formed thereon. The tread members include a plurality of projections or lugs of various sizes and shapes which are grouped together into specific patterns. The material from which the projections are formed increases the shoe sole's ability to resist slipping on floor surfaces which are covered with oil, water, soap, etc. The shape and pattern of the projections or lugs enable them to resist flexing and disengaging the floor surface. This increases the footwear sole's ability to resist slipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Shoes For Crews, LLC
    Inventor: Randy N. Lubart
  • Patent number: 8318027
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for reclamation of waste fluids. A conditioning container is employed for receipt of waste material on a continuous flow for treatment within the container by immersible transducers producing ultrasonic acoustic waves in combination with a high level of injected ozone. The invention discloses a cost efficient and environmentally friendly process and apparatus for cleaning and recycling of flowback, or frac water, which has been used to stimulate gas production from shale formations. The apparatus is mobile and containerized and suitable for installation at the well site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Ecosphere Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis McGuire, Sanjeev Jakhete
  • Patent number: 8316464
    Abstract: Convertible swimwear comprising a top piece and extendable bottom piece; the top piece having a plurality of fasteners along the lower portion thereof and the extendable bottom piece having a plurality of corresponding fasteners along the upper edge thereof to be releasably secured to the fasteners on the lower portion of the top piece. The position of the fasteners may be reversed. The bottom piece further includes a string component secured on the upper edge of the bottom piece, where upon releasing of the respective fasteners the string component is pulled away from the lower edge of the bottom piece bringing the upper edge of the bottom piece substantially close to said lower edge of the bottom piece and thereby rolling, folding or scrunching the upper edge of the bottom piece to effectively convert a one piece to two piece style bathing suit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Stephanie Hersh
  • Patent number: 8317365
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cover for a compact fluorescent light employing a two piece clamshell shape assimilating a conventional incandescent light bulb. The cover is formed from two clamshells hingedly secured along a top end having inter-engaging means for securing one clamshell to a second clamshell tightly securing the cover to the base of a compact fluorescent light. In the preferred embodiment, the housing is made of material to reduce or eliminate ultraviolet light produced from a gas discharge lamp and provide a cover that can be decorative through the emulation of a conventional incandescent light bulb or decorated with colors and materials wherein the fluorescent light provides back lighting or where images are placed upon the housing so as to allow the back lighting to operate as a projection surface placing images on a wall separate from the light bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Lisa Tracy, William Tracy
  • Patent number: D671752
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Torrence Anderson, Michael Thuma, Stephen Whitehead
  • Patent number: D671753
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Torrence Anderson, Michael Thuma, Stephen Whitehead
  • Patent number: D672001
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Richard A. Whitfield
  • Patent number: D672634
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Phillips, Michael R. Vogler, Torrence Anderson
  • Patent number: D672635
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Phillips, Michael R. Vogler, Torrence Anderson
  • Patent number: D673030
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Phillips, Michael R. Vogler, Torrence Anderson
  • Patent number: D673341
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: WT Inventures, LLC
    Inventors: Scott H. Kline, Christine E. Rappolt
  • Patent number: D673342
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: WT Inventures, LLC
    Inventors: Scott H. Kline, Christine E. Rappolt
  • Patent number: D673822
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robert G. Kopp, Michael R. Vogler