Patents Represented by Attorney Metz Lewis LLC
  • Patent number: 7780222
    Abstract: The folding camping trailer includes a trailer body having partial height sidewalls and end walls, a vertically extendable roof section, an expandable enclosure connecting the sidewalls and end walls to the roof section, and a flush toilet disposed in the trailer body. The toilet includes a waste holding tank for storing sewage waste, a toilet bowl attached to the holding tank, a drain outlet situated on the holding tank for draining the sewage waste and a vent conduit extending from the holding tank to either the roof section or the expandable enclosure connecting the sidewalls and end walls to the roof section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: FTCA, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Podgorney, Dana K. Gehman
  • Patent number: 7734100
    Abstract: A financial report and method for processing and displaying relevant financial information in connection therewith include at least one transaction and abbreviated record relating to the transaction which contains only nonpersonally identifying information. The abbreviated electronic record can be one of a partial view image or an assemblage of textual information relating to the transaction. A hyperlink can also be included or substituted for the image or text. The invention also provides a method of selecting the portion of the abbreviated record that is displayed for the user which includes the division of an underlying document or image into relevant and irrelevant regions for selective inclusion in the report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Dollar Bank, Federal Savings Bank
    Inventors: David S. Spier, Ernest G. Rabatin, Anthony R. Casale
  • Patent number: 7722803
    Abstract: A powder mixture alloy is provided for manufacturing surface densified high carbon sintered steel articles containing iron or iron pre-alloyed powder, which has been preliminary mixed with at least 0.4 wt % graphite, lubricant and optionally at least one alloying element from the group of nickel, chromium, copper, manganese and molybdenum. Components are manufactured utilizing the alloy mixture comprising the steps of: a) compacting the metallic powder to obtain a compact; b) pre-sintering the compact at a low temperature to prevent graphite from diffusing into the iron; c) surface densifying of the pre-sintered compact to a predetermined densification depth; d) sintering under neutral gas or carburizing atmosphere; e) heat treating the sintered compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: PMG Indiana Corp.
    Inventors: Salvator Nigarura, Rick Ellingsworth, Eric Riley, Juan R. L. Trasorras
  • Patent number: 7699601
    Abstract: A hand-held torch includes a housing. A fuel flow path is defined within the housing. A plunger is movable within the housing to control fuel flow through the fuel flow path. An engagement portion is coupled to the plunger. A latching mechanism having at least one claw is movable to engage the engagement portion when the plunger is positioned to allow fuel flow through the fuel flow path. An actuator is coupled to the latching mechanism and exposed for manipulation by a user to move the latching mechanism into engagement with the engagement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Zippo Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Louis V. Aronson, II, Adam Grabicki
  • Patent number: 7578963
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for densifying the teeth of a powder metal preform gear. The die includes an aperture for receiving a body of the gear and a plurality of grooves for receiving the teeth of the gear. The grooves have a length and a variable width along the length. The grooves narrow tangentially relative to the aperture. The powder metal preform gear is urged through the die and the teeth are plastically and elastically deformed at a relatively narrow portion of the groove. After passing through the narrow portion of the groove and being compressed, the teeth can at least partially recover. The grooves defined by the die can be helical for forming a helical groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: PMG Indiana Corp.
    Inventors: Juan R. L. Trasorras, Eric T. Riley
  • Patent number: 7534391
    Abstract: A method of fabricating clutch races for one-way clutch mechanisms includes compacting and sintering a ferrous-based powder metal to near-net shape to produce a core density of between about 6.8 to 7.6 g/cc and a race surface that is near-net shape. The cam surface is cold worked in a manner that locally increases the density at the surface to develop a highly densified layer of essentially fully densified material and with a final surface finish that, after heat treatment, is ready to use in a one-way clutch application without further working. Both the inner and outer clutch races of one-way clutch mechanisms can be formed in this fashion and yield races that exhibit excellent strength, toughness, fatigue strength and wear resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: PMG Indiana Corp.
    Inventors: Juan R. L. Trasorras, Salvator Nigarura
  • Patent number: 7504623
    Abstract: A milling device is disclosed for the preparation of microscopy specimens or other surface science applications through the use of ion bombardment. The device provides the ability to utilize both gross and fine modification of the specimen surface through the use of high and low energy ion sources. Precise control of the location of the specimen within the impingement beams created by the ion sources provides the ability to tilt and rotate the specimen with respect thereto. Locational control also permits the translocation of the specimen between the various sources under programmatic control and under consistent vacuum conditions. A load lock mechanism is also provided to permit the introduction of specimens into the device without loss of vacuum and with the ability to return the specimen to ambient temperature during such load and unload operation. The specimen may be observed and imaged during all active phases of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: E.A. Fischione Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Fischione, David W. Smith, Michael R. Scheinfein, Joseph M. Matesa, Thomas C. Swihart, David Martin
  • Patent number: 7502643
    Abstract: A monitor device and associated methodology are disclosed which provide a self contained, relatively small and continuously wearable package for the monitoring of heart related parameters, including ECG. The detection of heart related parameters is predicated on the location of inequipotential signals located within regions of the human body conventionally defined as equivalent for the purpose of detection of heart related electrical activity, such as on single limbs. Amplification, filtering and processing methods and apparatus are described in conjunction with analytical tools for beat detection and display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: BodyMedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Farringdon, John M. Stivoric, Eric Teller, David Andre, Scott K. Boehmke, James Gasbarro, Gregory Kovacs, Raymond Pelletier, Christopher Kasabach
  • Patent number: 7345449
    Abstract: A polyphase AC induction motor is connected to a power supply through a soft starter having three sets of inverse parallel connected silicon controlled rectifiers with each set corresponding to one particular phase. Low speed starting and operation of the motor can be accomplished through triggering circuits controlling the phases of the triggering pulses in relation to the phases of the supply. The low motor speeds are developed by a gating sequence that generates a low frequency waveform that is less than the main supply frequency to the motor. This low frequency waveform is current and voltage controlled by the gating sequence to permit the AC motor to smoothly operate at speeds less than 100% of rated while developing net positive torque at the low controlled operating frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Benshaw, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter G. Barie, Ronald E. Vines, Harold D. Hagerty
  • Patent number: 7314498
    Abstract: An iron-based sintered powder metal article for cam lobe and other high temperature, high wear applications requiring excellent net-shape stability during sintering comprises a powder metal mixture consisting essentially of, by weight, 0.5–3.0% Mo, 1–6.5% Cr, 1–5% V, and the balance Fe and impurities. These articles also have a carburized case having 0.7–1.2% C by weight. Following carburization of the case, the articles are quenched to form a martensitic matrix having a network of disbursed carbides of Cr and V. The resulting sintered articles have good mechanical strength and wear resistance and possess excellent machineability and dimensional stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: PMG Ohio Corp.
    Inventors: Salvator Nigarura, Juan R.L. Trasorras
  • Patent number: 7285090
    Abstract: A monitoring apparatus that includes a sensor device and an I/O device in communication with the sensor device that generates derived data using the data from the sensor device. The derived data cannot be directly detected by the associated sensors. Alternatively, an apparatus that includes a wearable sensor device and an I/O device in communication with the sensor device that includes means for displaying information and a dial for entering information. Alternatively, an apparatus for tracking caloric consumption and caloric expenditure data that includes a sensor device and an I/O device in communication with the sensor device. The sensor device includes a processor programmed to generate data relating to caloric expenditure from sensor data. Alternatively, an apparatus for tracking caloric information for an individual that utilizes a plurality of classification identifiers for classifying meals consumed by the individual, each of the classification identifiers having a corresponding caloric amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: BodyMedia, Inc.
    Inventors: John Stivoric, Christopher Pacione, Eric Teller, David Andre, Christopher Kasabach, Scott Boehmke, Suresh Vishnubhatla, Scott Safier, Jonathan Farringdon, Raymond Pelletier
  • Patent number: 7261690
    Abstract: A detecting, monitoring and reporting apparatus includes at least two sensors for facilitating the generation of data indicative of physiological parameters of the individual and/or data indicative of a contextual parameters of the individual. A processor is coupled to the sensors and is adapted to generate at least one of derived data from at least a portion of the data indicative of physiological parameters and analytical status data from at least a portion of at least one of the data indicative of physiological parameters, the data indicative of contextual parameters, the derived data and the analytical status data. A memory retrievably stores the data and one of various ways of transmitting the data is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: BodyMedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Teller, John M. Stivoric, Christopher D. Kasabach, Christopher D. Pacione, John L. Moss, Craig B. Liden
  • Patent number: 7219565
    Abstract: A specimen holding apparatus includes a main body, a specimen supporting surface provided on the main body, and a restraining element movable along the main body in a direction substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the main body from a first position in which the restraining element is removed from the specimen supporting surface to a second position in which the restraining element encroaches over the specimen supporting surface. An alternate specimen holding apparatus includes a main body, a specimen supporting surface provided on the main body in a first horizontal plane, and a restraining element attached to the main body that is rotatable in a second horizontal plane substantially parallel to the first horizontal plane between a first position in which the restraining element is removed from the specimen supporting surface and a second position in which the restraining element encroaches over the specimen supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: E.A. Fischione Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Fischione, Jeff Gronsky
  • Patent number: 7160351
    Abstract: A method of fabricating clutch races for one-way clutch mechanisms includes compacting and sintering a ferrous-based powder metal to near-net shape to produce a core density of between about 6.8 to 7.6 g/cc and a race surface that is near-net shape. The cam surface is cold worked in a manner that locally increases the density at the surface to develop a highly densified layer of essentially fully densified material and with a final surface finish that, after heat treatment, is ready to use in a one-way clutch application without further working. Both the inner and outer clutch races of one-way clutch mechanisms can be formed in this fashion and yield races that exhibit excellent strength, toughness, fatigue strength and wear resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: PMG Ohio Corp.
    Inventors: Juan R. L. Trasorras, Salvator Nigarura
  • Patent number: 7153262
    Abstract: A sensor array and computing apparatus are located on the human body while maintaining said sensors and apparatus within a proximity zone of the body such that the mobility and flexibility of the body are not deleteriously affected by the presence of the apparatus. The system permits the dynamic monitoring of human physiological status data without substantial interference in human motion and flexibility. A processor is mounted within a pod location with or adjacent to a sensor pod location, or said processor may be electrically connected to said sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: BodyMedia, Inc.
    Inventors: John Stivoric, Francine Gemperle, Christopher Kasabach
  • Patent number: 7136267
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for protecting against electrocution hazards that arise when an appliance is electrically connected to a miswired single-phase AC electrical source are described. Protection is provided against miswiring conditions that causes the putative ground line of the electrical source to be either electrically energized or to be electrically open. The apparatus includes one or more sensors that detect if the electrical source is miswired and operate one or more devices which physically interrupt electrical continuity to one or more of the electrical lines of the appliance if a miswiring is detected. The method includes the steps of detecting if the putative ground of the electrical source is electrically equivalent to the putative hot line of the source, and if it is, then interrupting electrical continuity between the electrical source and the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Inventor: Arthur A. Silverman
  • Patent number: 7132673
    Abstract: A milling device is disclosed for the preparation of microscopy specimens or other surface science applications through the use of ion bombardment. The device provides the ability to utilize both gross and fine modification of the specimen surface through the use of high and low energy ion sources. Precise control of the location of the specimen within the impingement beams created by the ion sources provides the ability to tilt and rotate the specimen with respect thereto. Locational control also permits the translocation of the specimen between the various sources under programmatic control and under consistent vacuum conditions. A load lock mechanism is also provided to permit the introduction of specimens into the device without loss of vacuum and with the ability to return the specimen to ambient temperature during such load and unload operation. The specimen may be observed and imaged during all active phases of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: E.A. Fischione Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Fischione, David W. Smith, Michael R. Scheinfein, Joseph M. Matesa, Thomas C. Swihart, David Martin
  • Patent number: 7025929
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for densifying the teeth of a powder metal preform gear. The die includes an aperture for receiving a body of the gear and a plurality of grooves for receiving the teeth of the gear. The grooves have a length and a variable width along the length. The grooves narrow tangentially relative to the aperture. The powder metal preform gear is urged through the die and the teeth are plastically and elastically deformed at a relatively narrow portion of the groove. After passing through the narrow portion of the groove and being compressed, the teeth can at least partially recover. The grooves defined by the die can be helical for forming a helical groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: PMG Ohio Corp.
    Inventors: Juan R. L. Trasorras, Eric T. Riley
  • Patent number: 7020508
    Abstract: A detecting apparatus includes a housing support section(s), a housing removably attached thereto, one or more sensors and a processor. An alternate apparatus measures heat flux and includes a known resistivity base member, a processing unit and two temperature measuring devices, one in thermal communication with the body through a thermal energy communicator and the other in thermal communication with the ambient environment. A further alternate apparatus includes a housing or flexible section having an adhesive material on a surface thereof for removably attaching the apparatus to the body. A further alternate apparatus includes a housing having an inner surface having a concave shape in a first direction and convex shape in a second direction substantially perpendicular thereto. Also, an apparatus for detecting heart related parameters includes one or more filtering sensors for generating filtering signals related to the non-heart related motion of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: BodyMedia, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Stivoric, Scott K. Boehmke, Eric Teller, Christopher D. Kasabach
  • Patent number: 6991586
    Abstract: A system for simultaneously capturing data from multiple sources from individuals training on exercise equipment is provided. The system utilizes a wireless means of either transferring data to a computer server for permanent storage and interactive analysis or to prompt the delivery of programming content or data from a computer server to the exercise units or attachments affixed thereto. The system also includes an interactive means of incorporating third-party input regarding additional characteristics about each exercise unit, entertainment system or human user that when integrated with the base line equipment data becomes highly relevant and valuable. The present invention utilizes a programmable transceiver that can receive entertainment programming and data communications from a central computer server while simultaneously receiving data from multiple devices attached to or integrated within the exercise unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Clubcom, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas G. Lapcevic