Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Michael I Kroll
  • Patent number: 8344893
    Abstract: A hygiene assurance system utilizing a plurality of individual sensors having a correlating fixture or entrance, a camera for identifying the user and a plurality of visual and audible signals to ensure a user of a bathroom facility washes ones hands for at least 16 seconds to complete a satisfactory hand washing operation before leaving the area. Additionally the present invention provides sensors having individual controls for what predetermined parameters must be met to activate said sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Sheikh Moussa Drammeh
  • Patent number: 8313112
    Abstract: A sand sled having a base preferably comprising a polymeric or foam board having a an open ended frame attached thereto with rails extending therebetween. As illustrated the back end of the top rail has a length greater than the bottom rail so that a toddler is in a reclined position while being pulled on the sand sled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Jan Lyon
  • Patent number: 8296882
    Abstract: A plurality of angled members that are positionable between a bed's mattress and box spring to prevent a pet from falling off or of being accidentally pushed off a bed. The angled member positioned at the foot of the bed extends from one side to the other whether twin, queen or king sized mattress with the side angled members positioned on opposing sides of the bed with each adjacently fastened to the foot member by means of at least one bracket. The vertical portion of the angled members sufficiently extends above the planar top surface of the mattress to form a barrier to prevent the aforementioned accidents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Frank Esposito
  • Patent number: 8298162
    Abstract: The present invention is a device for the destruction of adipose tissue comprising two or more ultrasound generators positioned on opposing sides of the treatment area each generating a non-focused wave that converge forming a interferential clash zone with the treatment area therein. Ultrasound generators are contained within a handpiece housing. Furthermore the present invention provides an optional housing having a source of vacuum for encompassing a treatment area whereby the treatment area is drawn bell-shaped into the housing whereupon a pair of shock wave generators are energized to produce cavitational areas within the treatment area and a third interferential energized area between the cavitational areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Antonio Del Giglio
  • Patent number: 8276871
    Abstract: A method of rotatively displaying a Christmas tree with a universal display stand turntable having a stationary base, a rotatable platform having a plurality of concentric annular steps, each step having a bottom portion, a wall portion and a frictional surface on the bottom portion of the steps, and a ball bearing raceway rotatably connecting the base and the platform. The view of the Christmas tree can be adjusted by placing a Christmas tree display stand in the platform, resting on one of the steps, affixing a Christmas tree to the stand, and rotating the platform to display the Christmas tree as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Vincent James DeRienzo
  • Patent number: 8234721
    Abstract: Headgear comprising a crown portion, a visor portion, and a netting secured to the visor portion. The crown portion is preferably separably secured to the visor portion. Various means of separably securing the crown portion to the visor portion are used including any of Velcro®, or other hook and loop fastening material, buttons, snaps, elastic, or the like. Various means of securing the netting to the visor portion are also used including any of Velcro® or other hook and loop fastening material, buttons, snaps, thread, or the like. The headgear may also omit the crown portion to provide only the visor portion with the netting secured thereto. In any case, a bill of the visor portion may be fitted between a door frame and an edge of the door and the frame, in order to render the netting available for tossing articles into the netting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventors: John Cestare, Scott McManus
  • Patent number: 8234804
    Abstract: An etched display incorporating lighting within a housing. A translucent material has a laser-etching of an image that is placed within the stand with at least one edge of the translucent article facing a lighting source whereby the light rays create a translucent article having a higher luminance than the ambient surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Janet Rush
  • Patent number: 8226540
    Abstract: An acupuncture needle having a low magnetized or non magnetized needle shaft or shank portion and a magnetic or magnetized handle portion to deliver both penetration and magnetic treatment to an acupuncture point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Tom Chi
  • Patent number: 8225806
    Abstract: An umbrella having housing with a deployable canopy extendable and retractable therefrom. The canopy comprises a material covering supported by flexible ribs and rib extension retainer cords. The umbrella further provides an adjustable strap extending between the exterior distal ends and a handle on one distal end of a flexible collapsible material. The adjustable strap further provides a D-ring and clasp on one end allowing for removal of said strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Anthony F. Simonelli
  • Patent number: 8220364
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sharpening/honing safety razors comprising a mini-strop having a body with a rough side and a smooth side made of double shoulder premium cowhide, a handle and a swivel trigger snap and extension strap with hook and loop fastener elements for suspending from an anchoring article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: John Mecham
  • Patent number: 8209875
    Abstract: A precision shaft alignment system for establishing concentric alignment of a first rotatably mounted shaft and a second opposed, rotatably mounted shaft that can be configured for stand-alone or retrofitted with an existing measuring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Danny Harris
  • Patent number: 8210382
    Abstract: Undesired access to a fuel oil fill pipe having a threaded cap fitting and a threaded cap is prevented by a fuel oil fill-port locking mechanism having: a coupling mateable with the fuel oil fill pipe; a nipple mateable with the coupling the cap fitting; an oil fill-port cover which denies access to the cap; a pair of oppositely disposed apertures in the coupling and a pair of alignable apertures in the cover; a lock pin sized to fit through the aligned aperture; a transverse bore through one end of the lock pin; and a lock pin stop at an opposite end of the lock pin. The cap and the cap fitting are removed from and the coupling is threaded onto the fuel oil fill pipe, the nipple is threaded into the coupling, then the cap fitting threaded into the nipple and the cap threaded into the cap fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Thorsten Gigger
  • Patent number: 8201294
    Abstract: A triple-helix horizontal spanning structure comprised of three helical beams in compression and cables in tension which integrate with the helical compression members and together form a structure that is stable. Anchored at each end, the structure is a single-span structure without any intermediate vertical members such as columns or pylons. This super structure provides a longitudinal space for the sub structure to be hung within the helical beams and cables that can serve as platform for such things as roads or passageways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Haewon Lee
  • Patent number: 8201684
    Abstract: A reusable garment bag having a first interior compartment, an open bottom, a closed top with an opening sized to allow passage therethrough of hanger tops, a front having a generally vertical slit sealably closed with a zipper, a back having an opening providing access to a second interior compartment segregated from the first interior compartment, a drawstring circumscribing a hem about the open bottom, an elastic strap in the first interior compartment, a handle affixed to the top and bottom, and a strap adapted to secure the two handles together for carrying the garment bag in a folded orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Tonia P. Torrellas
  • Patent number: 8197178
    Abstract: Large wind cones are used to collect and discharge wind energy to small low cost wind turbines. Large straight or gradually bending windcones are installed as sails on top of ships, on anchored floating platforms and on anchored land platforms. Special ship design features to harvest and store harvested wind energy at sea as described. Also presented is a simple low cost design of a small self-azimuth-adjusting wind cone windmill, where the electric generator is located closed to the ground for easy installation and service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Franklin Y. K. Chen
  • Patent number: 8198761
    Abstract: A magnetic drive motor includes a housing; a plurality of cylinders bored in the housing, each cylinder having an upper end; a piston reciprocatingly received within each cylinder; a cylinder head covering the upper end of each cylinder; an electromagnet secured within each cylinder head; a source of electrical energy coupled with each electromagnet for delivering electrical energy to each said electromagnet; means for controlling delivery of electrical energy to each electromagnet such that when the electromagnet receives electrical energy, the electromagnet produces a magnetic force which impinges and attractive force upon the piston, urging the piston toward the electromagnet; and a magnetic shield within each cylinder, each magnetic shield actuatable between a first position shielding the piston from the magnetic force produced by the electromagnet and a second position exposing the piston to the magnetic force produced by the electromagnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Richard Eugene Sanford
  • Patent number: 8193440
    Abstract: A device for producing energy and power utilizing incoming solar radiation to invoke a thermal differential inside the device to produce an electric current utilizing a phenomenon more commonly known as the Seebeck effect, which produces energy by heating the junction between two dissimilar metals to create an electric current stemming from both their other ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Hussein M. A. Hajjar
  • Patent number: 8182315
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) pad dresser used in lapping and polishing silicon wafers in either single or double sided polishing machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Phuong Van Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8177061
    Abstract: A cover for the ski of a snowmobile mountable to the ski portion thereby protecting the ski portion from damage due to exposure to the elements, especially damage from the sun during off-season storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Kathy Sandberg
  • Patent number: 8171872
    Abstract: An Interactive Submergible Tow Craft pulled by a powered vessel such as water skies and tubes for tubing. A user seated in the craft has control over a pair of rudders which rotate either upward or downward causing the craft to submerge in water or breach the craft while being pulled through the water. The craft may be broken down into smaller parts for customization, maintenance or easy transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Jenkins