Patents Represented by Attorney McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association
  • Patent number: 8336740
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fluid dispenser of a type having a housing in which a container filled with a fluid to be dispensed is removably received. The container incorporates a pump and an adapter assembly for securing the pump within an opening or fitment of the container and for removably securing the container within the housing. In another aspect, an improved push bar-type actuator is provided. In certain embodiments, an angled receptacle for receiving the pump and adapter receptacle is provided for ease of emplacing the container within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Warren S. Daansen
  • Patent number: 8297173
    Abstract: An improved modular video display system for a weapon having a video display module that can accommodate multiple camera inputs. The video display module contains a video control panel and human-viewable display screen, which enables the operator to switch between viewing and controlling a thermal sight and a left and right rotating camera. The video display module and cameras are powered by a power supply, which is electrically coupled to the weapons accessory devices, once each device is mounted on the modular rails. The cameras are connected to the video display module and the weapons operator may select either a thermal display using the thermal sight or an image display of the left or right using the left and right rotating camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Wilcox Industries Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Teetzel, Justin D. Harris, Linwood B. Davis, Marvin S. Carter, Ferdinand N. Ahlberg, Dominic R. Goupil
  • Patent number: 8251662
    Abstract: In one aspect, a wind turbine blade assembly includes a central shaft defining an axis of rotation and a plurality of helically twisted blades supported on the central shaft. The helically twisted blades have an inner edge and an outer edge, and at least a portion of the helically twisted blades is radially spaced apart from the central shaft. In another aspect, a wind turbine apparatus employing the wind turbine blade assembly is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel B. Parker
  • Patent number: 8220946
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a flashlight apparatus including a base module having a mount adaptor mountable on a firearm, a modular headpiece attached to the base module, a power source module removably attached to the base module, and a light source module removably attachable to the headpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Wilcox Industries Corp.
    Inventor: James W. Teetzel
  • Patent number: 8220664
    Abstract: A personal hydration system resistant to environmental contamination is provided. In a further aspect, a method of delivering fluid to a user is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Wilcox Industries Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Teetzel, Gary M. Lemire
  • Patent number: 8215378
    Abstract: A heat exchange device of a type for affecting an exchange of heat between a first and second fluid is characterized by a plurality of heat exchange cells in a stacked arrangement and defining first, second and third manifolds. In certain aspects, an apparatus and method for reinforcing the heat exchange device against pressure loads while accommodating thermal expansion of the outlet manifold are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Brayton Energy, LLC
    Inventors: James S. Nash, James B. Kesseli, Antoine H. Corbeil
  • Patent number: 8209780
    Abstract: A mounting device for mounting an associated optical device on an associated helmet includes a first pivot arm assembly removably attachable to the associated helmet. A second pivot arm assembly is pivotally attached to the first pivot arm assembly and is rotatable about a first horizontal axis. A optical device mounting arm assembly is rotatably attached to the second pivot arm assembly. The optical device mounting arm assembly rotatable about a first vertical axis relative to the second pivot arm assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Wilcox Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Gary M. Lemire
  • Patent number: 8113198
    Abstract: A breathing apparatus is operable in self-contained and filtered modes of operation. In the self-contained mode of operation, a breathable gas is delivered to a user from a self-contained source of breathing gas. In a second, filtered mode of operation, a suction source draws ambient air through a filter removing contaminants and delivers filtered ambient air to the user. A method of delivering air to a subject is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Wilcox Industries Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Teetzel, Gary M. Lemire, Daniel A. Desrosiers, Mark A. Hansen
  • Patent number: 8100044
    Abstract: An integrated laser range finder and sighting assembly includes a range finder for determining a distance to a target and an onboard ballistics computer for calculating a trajectory and automatically rotating a pointing laser to the proper angle for aligning with a target for firing the weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Wilcox Industries Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Teetzel, Gary M. Lemire
  • Patent number: 8091265
    Abstract: An improved floating rail system for mounting accessories on a firearm having a barrel including a chassis and a clamp adapted to attach the chassis about the barrel of the firearm. A plurality of elongate accessory mounting rails are attached to the chassis and extend parallel to an axis of the barrel. The accessory mounting rails are supported in the chassis radially spread apart from the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Wilcox Industries Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Teetzel, Jesse T. Bodwell
  • Patent number: 8052418
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an oil burning system, capable of burning various waste oils with high efficiency burn, reduced emissions, and without producing sludge within the system. Generally, the system operates by pressurizing liquid fuel to a high pressure and delivering the fuel through a two-stage filtration system, pre-heating the fuel, dispensing the fuel through a nozzle and igniting the fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Energy Efficiency Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Eric LaVoie
  • Patent number: 8047118
    Abstract: An integrated laser range finder and sighting assembly includes a range finder for determining a distance to a target and an onboard ballistics computer for calculating a trajectory and automatically rotating a pointing laser to the proper angle for aligning with the target for lobbing of a grenade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Wilcox Industries Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Teetzel, Gary M. Lemire
  • Patent number: 8015812
    Abstract: Power generation systems and methods are provided with features directed to various innovations including ones relating to the conversion of concentrated solar and biomass energy to electricity, load-shifting of electrical power supply systems, gas turbine devices and cycles, and power plant control systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Southwest Solar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Kesseli, Thomas L. Wolf
  • Patent number: 7895882
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for using an acceleration of a flow control system to determine the density of a fluid relative to the density of an in-line flow object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Fluidnet Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Carlisle, Benjamin G. Powers
  • Patent number: 7866083
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a flashlight apparatus including a base module having a mount adaptor mountable on a firearm, a reflector module removably attachable to the base module, a power source module removably attached to the base module, and a light source module removably attachable to the base module, the light source module including an illumination light source and a laser light source. In a further aspect, an identification friend or foe system is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Wilcox Industries Corp.
    Inventor: James W. Teetzel
  • Patent number: 7847276
    Abstract: A fluid flow control system using flow rates to extract additional information from an in-line flow sensor. The system provides the ability to determine a position of a movable flow sensor element of a flow sensor by illuminating a photosensitive pixel array with a light source to create a first set of pixel intensity values introducing an abrupt change to the fluid driving pressure, illuminating the photosensitive pixel array with a light source to create a second set of pixel intensity values, and calculating the difference between the first and second sets of pixel intensity values as a function of pixel position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Fluidnet Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Carlisle, Charles E. Kramer, John M. Kirkman, Jr., Douglas E. Vincent
  • Patent number: 7841120
    Abstract: A handgrip apparatus for firearm includes a hollow housing defining a handgrip surface and forming an enclosure. A fastener is connected to the housing for removably attaching the handgrip apparatus to a fore-end portion of a firearm. A retractable leg assembly is movable between a retracted position and an extended position and includes a pair of pivoting legs usable as a bipod support when the leg assembly is in the extended position. In one aspect, one or more switches for controlling operation of one or more electronic devices are coupled to the handgrip apparatus. One or more connectors are electrically coupled to the one or switches and are adapted to be electrically coupled to one or more electronic devices. In another aspect, a handgrip apparatus having a pivoting attachment between the fastener and the housing positions is provided. In another aspect, a handgrip apparatus includes integrated conductors in the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Wilcox Industries Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Teetzel, Gary M. Lemire
  • Patent number: 7819547
    Abstract: A switch apparatus for a flashlight includes a housing adapted to attach to a flashlight and defining an interior cavity. A processor is coupled to a first switch and a second switch. The first switch is user actuable and coupled to an input of said processor. The second switch is housed within said interior cavity and coupled to an output of the processor and is an electronically-controlled switch operable to selectively actuate the flashlight in response to actuation of said first switch. In a further aspect, a flashlight apparatus includes the switch apparatus and a flashlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Wilcox Industries Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Teetzel, Gary M. Lemire
  • Patent number: D625649
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Blooms In A Box, LLC
    Inventor: Maria D. Rooney
  • Patent number: D635052
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Blooms in a Box, LLC
    Inventor: Maria D. Rooney