Patents Represented by Attorney Michael A. Guth
  • Patent number: 8347922
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the recovery of vapors associated with propane fueling. The fuel vapor recovery system can be implemented with typical retail propane fueling facilities. The recovery method may include capturing vapors vented during the filling of a portable propane tank into a recovery tank, and transferring some of these recovered vapors into a second tank to be filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Siegler
  • Patent number: 8297566
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards ball and socket joint connectors which, when interconnected, form a flexible assembly. Each connector includes a body with a first and second end portion. An external socket engaging surface is provided at one end of the body. The other end of the body has an internal cavity. The socket engaging surface of one connector is snapped into the internal cavity of another to interconnect the connectors. The internal cavity end portion may be of a material that is less subject to creep, and which may have high stiffness. The socket end portion may be made of a softer material that allows for sufficient deflection to allow for mating but is not as subject to creep as this portion is predominantly in compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Day Men US, Inc
    Inventor: JoeBen Bevirt
  • Patent number: 8251536
    Abstract: A light and support structure apparatus, wherein the light may have beam width adjustment such that the beam may be easily adjusted from a wide beam to more of a spot beam. The light may also be able to switch to a different color beam. The light may utilize standard cylindrical batteries which are inserted into a battery compartment side by side with their positive and negative ends in the same orientation. The light may be mounted upon a tripod or a monopod, and in some embodiments a tripod with flexible legs utilizing ball and socket joint connectors which, when interconnected, form a flexible assembly. Each connector may include a body with a first and second end portion. An external socket engaging surface is provided at one end of the body. The other end of the body has an internal cavity. The socket engaging surface of one connector is snapped into the internal cavity of another to interconnect the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: DayMen US, Inc.
    Inventor: Joeben Bevirt
  • Patent number: 8252375
    Abstract: A process for the coating of substrates comprising insertion of a substrate into a process oven, plasma cleaning of the substrate, dehydration of the substrate, withdrawal of a metered amount of one or more chemicals from one or more chemical reservoirs, vaporizing the withdrawn chemicals in one or more vapor chambers, and transfer of the vaporized chemicals into a process oven, thereby reacting with the substrate. An apparatus for the coating of substrates comprising a process oven, a gas plasma generator, a metered chemical withdrawal subsystem, and a vaporization subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Yield Engineering Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Moffat, Boris C. Randazzo, Craig W. McCoy, Stuart V. Allen
  • Patent number: 8127375
    Abstract: A motorcycle helmet vent and venting system that is low profile and does not take up much space on the helmet shell. A motorcycle vent that pivots internally to allow air flow and pivots such that the vent tab may penetrate the outer plane of the helmet shell. A motorcycle helmet with raised portions in its shell rearward of vents in the helmet shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Fox Racing, Inc.
    Inventor: Brendan Erik Pierce
  • Patent number: 8108183
    Abstract: A computer-based method for load testing a web application. The computer-based method includes selecting one or more uniform resource locator (URL) parameters, identifying the selected parameters by parameter type, and loading the web application with URLs created by randomly generating the selected URL parameters. An electronic system adapted to load test a web application utilizing random parameter generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Henri Hein
  • Patent number: 8096026
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to mounting clips and structures to support the mounting clips. One such clip is substantially annular in nature. The mounting clip may have internal grip strips within its interior to better enable the clip to engage the supported item. Other clips involve the use of a suction cup and other designs. The mounting clips may be used with a tripod or a monopod, and in some embodiments a tripod with flexible legs utilizing ball and socket joint connectors which, when interconnected, form a flexible assembly. Each connector includes a body with a first and second end portion. An external socket engaging surface is provided at one end of the body. The other end of the body has an internal cavity. The socket engaging surface of one connector is snapped into the internal cavity of another to interconnect the connectors. In some embodiments, the ball and socket joint connectors utilize an over-molded strip around the outside of the connector to facilitate in their use for gripping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Joby Photo, Inc.
    Inventors: Joeben Bevirt, Peter Frykman
  • Patent number: 8087836
    Abstract: A miniature tripod assembly adapted to mount to the bottom of a camera, or other device, and to be small enough to fit within the profile of the device. The miniature tripod assembly may use ball and socket joint connectors which, when interconnected, form a flexible assembly. In some embodiments, the ball and socket joint connectors utilize an over-molded strip around the outside of the connector to facilitate in their use for gripping. In some embodiments, device may use flexible and extendable legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Joby Photo, Inc.
    Inventor: JoeBen Bevirt
  • Patent number: 8074328
    Abstract: An urn with one or more removable and replaceable panels which allow for placement of an image, such as by laser engraving, to be done on the removable panel. The panel may be custom engraved and added to a partially complete urn. An urn with an extended base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: James H. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8074329
    Abstract: A scatter urn adapted for the dispersal of cremains. A cremation urn with a scatter urn within it that can be easily removed. A cremation urn with a removable and replaceable panel(s) which allows for placement of an image, such as by laser engraving, on a removable panel, with a scatter urn within it. A cremation urn with a memorial photograph with a scatter urn within it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: James H. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8021069
    Abstract: A redundant release apparatus having a multi-segment split spool with a central bore adapted to axially restrain a tensioned member. Two tensioned tapes are overlappingly wound around the spool segments thereby preventing radial movement of the spool segments. Overlapping winding design of each of the tapes provide predictable unwinding dynamics upon release. The multiple segments require less radial motion for release of the tensioned member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Space Systems/Loral, Inc.
    Inventor: Varouj G. Baghdasarian
  • Patent number: 7926828
    Abstract: A tricycle adapted for use by children with autistic spectral disorder. A tricycle with toe clips, hand grips, seat belt, and adjustable handlebars and seat adapted for use by a child with autistic spectrum disorder. A tricycle with other distracting items to help lure use by a child with autistic spectrum disorder. A kit for the adaptation of a tricycle for use by children, and more specifically for use by children with autism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Pamela J. Merchant
  • Patent number: 7918250
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for the recovery of propane vapors during propane cylinder refueling. The apparatus includes a separate recovery cylinder adapted to receive vapors that may be created during the refilling of propane cylinders. The recovered vapors may be used in the refilling of other cylinders during a subsequent refilling operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Siegler
  • Patent number: 7891615
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards ball and socket joint connectors which, when interconnected, form a flexible assembly. In some embodiments, the ball and socket joint connectors are designed and constructed such that the interference fit of the ball and socket causes creep in the material resulting in more even frictions in the various ball and socket joints. In some embodiments, the ball and socket joint connectors utilize an over-molded strip around the outside of the connector to facilitate in their use for gripping. In an exemplary embodiment utilizing the aforementioned ball and socket joint connectors, a tripod apparatus uses legs comprising the ball and socket joint connectors for support and for gripping objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Joby Photo, Inc.
    Inventor: Joeben Bevirt
  • Patent number: 7866054
    Abstract: A pointing device adapted to allow a user to set a pointing arrow to point towards another location, such as a city in another country. The pointing arrow is adapted to not point in a direction along the surface of the earth but to point accurately through the Earth. An apparatus including a pointing device and a calculation portion adapted to allow the user to determine how to point the pointing arrow towards the desired location. The calculation portion may include an electronic device and may include the use of a global computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Christopher R. Kilgus
  • Patent number: 7850130
    Abstract: A support arm which utilizes a material with material properties such that the support arm may be easily placed into a position within a range, yet at the edges of this range have elastic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventors: Joeben Bevirt, David Eliot Scheinman, Fred Italo Polito
  • Patent number: 7841496
    Abstract: A plastic clip attaches to a gun sling, and assists in the carrying of a gun over the shoulder. The gun sling is an ordinary strap that attaches to the gun and loops over the shoulder. The clip attaches to the strap, and hooks into the waist belt. The clip allows the waist belt to support much of the weight of the gun, and keeps the gun from flopping around. The gun is further stabilized by a bungee cord that connects the clip to a belt loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: Glen Schweikert
  • Patent number: 7793393
    Abstract: An urn with a removable and replaceable panel which allows for placement of an image, such as by laser engraving, to be done on the removable panel. The panel may be custom engraved and added to a partially complete urn. An urn wherein the removable and replaceable portion is a photograph with a clear front sheet, such as acrylic or glass. An urn wherein the photograph is matted. A method for creating such a matte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: James H. Roberts
  • Patent number: 7793468
    Abstract: A blind adapted for easier access than that of traditional hunting blinds. A dual blind including easier access to the blind. A blind with a flip open entry which may then be closed, leaving only the traditional single person sized opening or openings open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Howard Dysle
  • Patent number: D653655
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Joby Photo, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Italo Polito, David Ethan Yao