Patents Represented by Attorney Michael J. Hughes
  • Patent number: 8283539
    Abstract: A musical instrument string with hyper elliptical wound cover wire includes a wound musical string assembly (10) having a center string (12) and a shaped cover wire (24) wrapped in a spiral winding pattern (18). The shaped cover wire (24) is shaped to have a wire height (30) which is greater than a wire width (32) and is wound such that the wire height (30) is aligned perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis (14) of the center string (12) while the wire sides (26) abut tightly against those of adjacent iterations (20). The shaped cover wire (24) is shaped during the winding process by passing between pinch rollers (38) while under extrusion pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey E. Landtroop
  • Patent number: 8274793
    Abstract: A heatsink mounting system (10) is provided for containing and engaging a heatsink (16) against a heat generating component, typically an IC chip (18). The system (10) is includes a rectangular integrally formed resilient frame (12) defining a cavity (26) in which the heatsink (16) is contained. The frame (12) includes a pair of opposed lateral sides (30) and a pair of opposing gripping sides (28) with L-shaped corner blocks (32) depending from the intersections thereof. The gripping sides (28) include centrally positioned grip handles (38) with curved handle posts (39) extending upward and grip blocks (34) depending therefrom, each grip block (34) having a grip tongue (36) at the lower extent thereof extending inward into the cavity (26). Inward pressure on the grip handles (38) forces the grip tongues (36) outward to release objects captured thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Intricast Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Fang Wang, Thierry Sin Yan Too, Jim Moore, Mong Hu
  • Patent number: 7963815
    Abstract: A mold and construction method for forming aquatic sports boards is provided. The method and molds provide skin and interior core structures made shape-adjustable by a pre-molded perimeter rail. Division(s) in the structural exterior skin allow the skin core to be trimmed and bonded to a variety of convex, shape-defining core structures to produce a plurality of different shapes. A reusable shape-defining mold allows the board structure to be modified in shape. The mold is reversible and male/female configurations produce convex, shape-defining board substrates for a wide array of custom designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Kirby J. Mead
  • Patent number: 7848107
    Abstract: A heatsink system (10) is provided for containing and engaging a heatsink (16) against a heat generating component, typically an IC chip (18). The system (10) includes a rectangular integrally formed resilient frame (12) defining a cavity (26) in which the heatsink (16) is contained. The frame (12) includes a pair of opposed lateral sides (30) and a pair of opposing gripping sides (28) with L-shaped corner blocks (32) depending from the intersections thereof. The gripping sides (28) include centrally positioned grip handles (38) extending upward and grip blocks (34) depending therefrom, each grip block (34) having a grip tongue (36) at the lower extent thereof extending inward into the cavity (26). Inward pressure on the grip handles (38) forces the grip tongues (36) outward to release objects captured thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Intricast Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Fang Wang, Thierry Sin Yan Too, Jim Moore, Mong Hu
  • Patent number: 7784810
    Abstract: The present invention is a bicycle including a bicycle frame and a rear wheel suspension system that is attached to the frame. The rear wheel suspension system includes a rear wheel swingarm and a shock absorber that is engaged to the swingarm to control the motion of a rear wheel of the bicycle. A change in the vertical wheel travel (?VWT) of the rear wheel is related to a change in the length of the shock absorber (?SL), providing a shock rate (SR) according to the relationship: SR=?SL/?VWT. The shock rate (SR) changes throughout the vertical wheel travel of the rear wheel, such that the change in the shock rate dSR/dVWT has a change in sign as the rear wheel travels through its vertical wheel travel. The shock rate may at first decrease in value and subsequently increase, or initially increase in value and subsequently decrease throughout the vertical wheel travel of the rear wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Santa Cruz Bicycles, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph E Graney
  • Patent number: 7614501
    Abstract: A utility and protective packaging system (10) is provided for containing and protecting electronic component objects (14) such as digital video recorders during storage and shipping. The system (10) is originally constructed in a planar sheet (16) form which is then folded into a tray (12). The tray (12) is configured as a squat ā€œIā€ shape with the object (14) contained within the stem. The tray (12) includes a pair of side flaps (36) which are folded into side rectangular tubes (44) to provide cushioning and lateral impact protection to the object (14). A pair of end flaps (38) enclose the object and are provided with access ports (30) permitting operation and programming of the component when it is contained within the tray (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Uneka Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher George Palmer, Edward Earnest Schlitt
  • Patent number: 7581748
    Abstract: A golf bag cart system (10) is provided for supporting and transporting a golf bag (12). The cart (10) is a three wheel push cart with a front disc motor (108) mounted in the front wheel (26). Recurve tubes (82, 84) support the golf bag (12) with ample access to pockets and provide a battery cradle (90) situated to improve traction. An offset bracket (66) provides and improved handle pivot (68). Grasping arms (96, 98) releasably grip the golf bag and are adjustable. Speed and motor controls (124) including preset distance controls (134, 136 and 138) provide superior control of motion for the user. The handle (64) is provided with a dashboard console (164) including numerous useful accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric W. Reimers
  • Patent number: D602741
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: JLR Gear
    Inventors: Li Xiurong, Jacob Rothman
  • Patent number: D616205
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: National Broom Co. of California, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Rothman
  • Patent number: D627200
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: National Broom Co. of California
    Inventor: Jacob Rothman
  • Patent number: D628029
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: National Broom Co. of California
    Inventor: Jacob Rothman
  • Patent number: D632890
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric W. Reimers
  • Patent number: D632891
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric W. Reimers
  • Patent number: D642301
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: National Broom Co. of California
    Inventor: Jacob Rothman
  • Patent number: D642312
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: National Broom Co. of California
    Inventor: Jacob Rothman
  • Patent number: D651531
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: National Broom Co. of California, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Rothman
  • Patent number: D652974
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: National Broom Co. of California, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Rothman
  • Patent number: D653295
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: National Broom Co. of California, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Rothman
  • Patent number: D664363
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: National Broom Co. of California, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Rothman
  • Patent number: D664400
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: National Broom Co. of California
    Inventor: Jacob Rothman