Patents Represented by Attorney Morris O'Bryant Compagni, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8284166
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting and tracking multiple objects on a touchpad or touchscreen, wherein the method provides a new data collection algorithm, wherein the method reduces a calculation burden on a processor performing detection and tracking algorithms, wherein multiple objects are treated as elements of a single object and not as separate objects, wherein the location of the objects are treated as end-points of a single object when two objects are detected, and treated as a perimeter or boundary when more than two objects are detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Cirque Corporation
    Inventors: David Taylor, Paul Vincent, Jared C. Hill, Richard D. Woolley
  • Patent number: 8118321
    Abstract: The vehicle, for example a stand-up wheelchair, comprises a frame (11) and, arranged on the latter, a seat device (19). On each side of the frame (11), the central wheel (13), which can be driven by a motor (27), and the front wheel (15) are operatively connected to each other by an endless chain (45). The frame (11) has a front part (21) and a rear part (23), which are connected to each other in an articulated manner by way of a joint (25). In the sitting position, the front wheels (15) are not in contact with the ground, which means that they do not obstruct the manoeuvring of the vehicle in a confined space. In the standing position, the front wheels (15) are in contact with the ground, but the central wheels (13) are not. The user, in the standing position, is thus able to turn about the axis of the vehicle, without the central wheels (13) having a blocking action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Levo Wohlen
    Inventors: Kurt Hunziker, Thomas Raber
  • Patent number: 8028871
    Abstract: A baby carrier comprising a shoulder harness featuring a detachable adjustable pouch system that may be worn or alternatively fastened to a secured object for supporting an infant. The shoulder harness features retractable shoulder straps that may be used to securely extend the detachable adjustable pouch system away from wearer without having to detach the pouch or remove the infant while simultaneously allowing the wearer face to face access with the infant. The detachable adjustable pouch system may encapsulate and support an infant in a substantially upright sitting position. The detachable adjustable pouch system may be adjusted to accommodate infants of varying sizes. The weight of the infant may be incorporated as a design component of the seat portion of the pouch system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Jeanette Edith Gray
  • Patent number: 7963033
    Abstract: A turbocharger system for a combustion engine and method of installing a turbocharger system includes a turbocharger having an oil inlet and an oil outlet configured for being coupled to an oiling system. An oil pump is connected to the oil outlet of the turbocharger and is further connected to the oiling system. The turbocharger system also includes mounting hardware for mounting the turbocharger to an exhaust pipe away from the engine at or below the oil level of the oiling system. In one embodiment, the method of installing the turbocharger system includes removing an existing muffler from the vehicle and mounting the turbocharger at or near the location of the existing muffler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Squires Turbo Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard K. Squires
  • Patent number: 6764177
    Abstract: An eyeglass retainer is disclosed which comprises a filament member having gripping members connected at either end of the filament member, the gripping members being structured for securement to the terminal end of earpieces for eyeglasses. Each gripping member is structured with a plurality of openings through which the terminal end of eyeglasses may be positioned to provide a variety of ways that the retainer may be attached to the glasses. The eyeglass retainer may further include one or more contact members for contacting and engaging a portion of the glasses to facilitate attachment of the eyeglass retainer to the glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Chisco, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregg Chisolm
  • Patent number: 6756068
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for vending food products from a roller-type grilling machine includes a packaging system that extends the product life on the grilling machine by keeping the food product from directly contacting the grilling machine. By packaging the product in accordance with the principles of the present invention, the food product is kept in a controlled environment until it is opened by the ultimate consumer after being heated by the grilling machine. The packaging is comprised of a cylindrical tube having a diameter that is sufficient to contain the desired food product and that will properly rotate on a roller-type grilling apparatus. Such packaging may comprise an elongate tube formed from heat tolerant plastic, cardboard-type paper lined with metal foil, or other materials known in the art. End caps are attached to the ends of the elongate tube and sealed relative thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Inventors: Kyle Kafentzis, Sean Kafentzis
  • Patent number: 6619572
    Abstract: A system which comprises a micronizing milling machine used for the grinding of highly abrasive materials, wherein the micronizing milling machine includes a grinding chamber having a hub and a plurality of beater bars disposed around the hub, wherein the hub rotates, thereby causing the beater bars to grind highly abrasive materials that are fed into the grinding chamber by being poured over a central cone disposed over the hub, thereby directing the highly abrasive material away from the hub, wherein the micronizing milling machine is operated at high speeds by using a load balancer to reduce vibration and prevent excessive wear of the moving components, and wherein the micronizing milling machine obtains a high percentage of material at a desired particle size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Ecobasics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregg Macy, Stan Payton
  • Patent number: D522083
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: Abbas Ben Afshari
  • Patent number: D534204
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Provo Craft and Novelty, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Workman, Desiree Tanner, William Craig Youse, Jason B. Brinkerhoff, Jonathan Aaron Johnson, Michael Horito, Gerry Ayala, Ken Yan
  • Patent number: D579345
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Johann Künz