Patents Represented by Attorney Niro, Haller + Niro
  • Patent number: 8345398
    Abstract: A solid state power supply control circuit is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention discloses a power coupler enclosing a power supply control circuit, where the power control circuit enables transient increases in current in response to a demand from an active load device, while preventing overvoltage conditions from damaging the power coupler or the active load device. The power supply control circuit further prevents output faults in the power cable or a failure in the active load device from creating conditions which would damage the power coupler and/or the active load device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonix, Incorporated
    Inventors: Anthony G. Mazzarisi, Paul C. Burke, John N. Figh, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8329045
    Abstract: A method for filtering water or wastewater including the steps of filtering by gravity through a stationary cloth filter media supported in a treatment basin by a structure forming an effluent plenum, and cleaning the media by backwashing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Baumann, Lloyd W. Johnson, David Smith, Eugen O. Bergmann
  • Patent number: 8327602
    Abstract: A method and system for covering industrial wood plank or wood block floors that can be installed quickly without creating a hazardous environment or hazardous wastes and without the necessity of removing installed equipment. Sand is swept over the wood to fill voids and cracks. Next metal lath is stapled to the wood. A first layer of epoxy is poured onto the metal lath. After this is dry, a second coat of finish epoxy, possibly colored as desired, can be installed on the first epoxy layer. When this dries, the job is done and operations can be restarted. The epoxy material used can be self-leveling for ease of application and the final floor is approximately level. In a particular embodiment, a layer of plastic can be placed over the floor before the lath is installed, and in another embodiment, the second layer of epoxy can be omitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Floor & Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Walter Smith
  • Patent number: 8261250
    Abstract: A single-chip multiprocessor system and operation method of this system based on a static macro-scheduling of parallel streams for multiprocessor parallel execution. The single-chip multiprocessor system has buses for direct exchange between the processor register files and access to their store addresses and data. Each explicit parallelism architecture processor of this system has an interprocessor interface providing the synchronization signals exchange, data exchange at the register file level and access to store addresses and data of other processors. The single-chip multiprocessor system uses ILP to increase the performance. Synchronization of the streams parallel execution is ensured using special operations setting a sequence of streams and stream fragments execution prescribed by the program algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Elbrus International
    Inventors: Boris A. Babaian, Yuli Kh. Sakhin, Vladimir Yu. Volkonskiy, Sergey A. Rozhkov, Vladimir V. Tikhorsky, Feodor A. Gruzdov, Leonid N. Nazarov, Mikhail L. Chudakov
  • Patent number: 8225621
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting and correcting unintended reverse or backward operation of an electric motor driven scroll compressor of a refrigeration system is characterized by monitoring the pressure at a suction side of the compressor during operation of the refrigeration and determining whether the pressure, after a first time interval following startup of the compressor, exceeds and remains in excess of a predetermined upper pressure limit for at least a second time interval. If it does, the compressor is turned off for a third time interval and is then restarted. The foregoing is repeated and if the compressor is turned off a selected number of times because of successive occurrences of high suction side pressures during operation of the refrigeration system in a chilling cycle, an error indication is generated and the refrigeration system is shut down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: IMI Cornelius, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincenzo DiFatta, Daniel D. Prochaska, Sr., Christopher J. Knight, Wali Li, Nikolay V. Popov
  • Patent number: 8225960
    Abstract: An ice dispense system for an ice dispenser is characterized by a chute having an ice receiving upper end in communication with an ice bin outlet passage and an ice dispensing lower end. Beginning with the chute filled with ice and its lower end closed, to dispense a selected quantity of ice, the chute lower end is opened for one of a plurality of different time periods, where each individual time period of the plurality is of a duration to dispense from the chute an associated predetermined quantity of ice. In response to dispensing ice from the chute, an agitator in the bin is operated for one of a plurality of different time periods, where each individual time period of the plurality is of a duration to move through the bin outlet passage and into the upper end of the chute an amount of ice substantially equal to that dispensed. The ice dispensing system is provided with an improved user interface and user programmable features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: IMI Cornelius, Inc
    Inventors: David K. Njaastad, Dusan N. Ivancevic, Daniel C. Leaver, Thaddeus M. Jablonski, Bassey E. Duke
  • Patent number: 8177242
    Abstract: A radiographic grid cabinet for holding x-ray grids and/or cassettes that can have a vertical structure attached to a flat base with wheels that engage when the device is tilted backward like a handcart so that the cabinet can be easily transported from place to place. In an alternate embodiment, wheels can fold out when needed. The device also can have a support plate that can move vertically on a set of rails or other structure attached to the cart. A thumb controlled pin on a clamp or other locking device can select one of a number of holes in the rails to lock the cabinet into a fixed vertical position. The device can also have a rotating bearing that allows the grid holder to be rotated from a horizontal to a vertical position, or through a vertical position from either of two horizontal positions. The motion can optionally be restricted by the bearing so that the grid holder cannot rotate more than 180 degrees and cannot be turned upside down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: X-Ray Cassette Repair Company
    Inventors: Leo Reina, James Sorgani
  • Patent number: 8123836
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing air is described herein. An example apparatus includes a housing, a high-velocity air flow guide, a filter assembly, and a fan. The high-velocity air flow guide includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is configured to form a passage within the housing, and the second portion is configured to divert and accelerate air flow of the ambient air from the passage to a chamber of the housing. The filter assembly includes one or more filtering elements configured to receive the ambient air from the chamber. The fan is configured to draw the ambient air from the chamber through the filter assembly and to generate processed air from the ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Telefonix, Incorporated
    Inventors: D. Scott Kalous, Charles Harris
  • Patent number: 8123010
    Abstract: A retractable cord reel is disclosed. The retractable cord reel may have a spool having a conductor carried thereon. The cord reel may also have a conductor lead coupled to a ratchet. The spool and the ratchet may be configured to make an electrical connection with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Telefonix, Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard Skowronski, Paul C. Burke
  • Patent number: 8075335
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing a USB cable capable of being fed out of and returned to a cable reel is disclosed along with a cable reel that houses the cable and provides connectivity for the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Telefonix, Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul C. Burke, James L DuBols
  • Patent number: 8052847
    Abstract: A system and method for removing water from a liquid desiccant such as a glycol used to dry cooled air in order to restore the desiccant to a purity up to around 97% in a closed continuous flow process. Liquid desiccant can be sprayed into cooled air in a conditioner where it gains moisture. The wet or gained desiccant can be optionally preheated in an economizing heat exchanger and then routed into a concentrator. Desiccant pure to around 97% can be removed from the concentrator, passed through an economizing heat exchanger to provide the preheating and returned to the conditioner holding area. The concentrator can be heated by steam or other means such as natural gas to boil the wet desiccant causing mixed vapor to enter a vertical distillation column where most of the glycol condenses out on the column packing or plates and returns to the concentrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Niagara Blower Company
    Inventors: Matthew Koban, Phillip Rowland, Michael Harvey, Peter Demakos
  • Patent number: 8016141
    Abstract: A cross bar forming a support surface between parallel deck beams of rack-type storage systems to create storage shelves, the cross bars being lockable and readily removable and reusable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Konstant Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony N. Konstant
  • Patent number: 7997864
    Abstract: A user adjustable variable axial length and variable pitch ceiling fan blade arm. The blade arm includes a pair of extension elements. Each element is threadably engaged with each other. At the other end of the extension elements are custom flanges for the purpose of attaching a fan blade and connecting the blade arm to a ceiling fan motor. The user can adjust the axial length and radial pitch of the blade arm by screwing in or out a threaded connection between the extension elements, and once the desired length and pitch is selected, the connection is secured by a connector, such as a hand and/or tool adjustable threaded lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: John C. DeLeon
  • Patent number: 7993532
    Abstract: The present inventions relate to water and wastewater treatment devices including stationary cloth filter media support structures forming effluent plenums for the filtered influent and self-aligning backwash assemblies for efficient periodic cleaning of the cloth filter media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Baumann, Lloyd W. Johnson, David Smith, Eugen O. Bergmann
  • Patent number: 7981290
    Abstract: The present invention relates to stationary cloth media filtration systems and devices, as well as processes and devices, including improved cloth media filter backwashing using a rotating backwash arm assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Baumann, David Smith
  • Patent number: 7892421
    Abstract: The present inventions relate to water and wastewater treatment devices including stationary cloth filter media support structures forming effluent plenums for the filtered influent and self-aligning backwash assemblies for efficient periodic cleaning of the cloth filter media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Baumann, Lloyd W. Johnson, David Smith, Eugen O. Bergmann
  • Patent number: 7880593
    Abstract: The invention is an improved audible signaling device with a speaker, a sound chamber, and associated circuitry. The device creates a loud, audible fundamental frequency, and harmonic frequencies that are relatively equal in amplitude to the amplitude of the fundamental frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Mallory Sonalert Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Baldwin, Daniel O'Brien, Mark T. Monnett
  • Patent number: D634231
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventor: Lauren Donofrio
  • Patent number: RE42218
    Abstract: In a first preferred embodiment, an underwater alert system (10) includes a transmitter assembly (12), carried by a first diver (14), that transmits a predetermined wireless signal (36) to a receiver assembly (16), carried by a mask (18) worn by a second diver (20), that generates an alert to gain the attention of the second diver (20). In a second preferred embodiment, the underwater alert system (10) includes a first transceiver assembly (232), carried by a mask worn by a first diver (14), communicating a predetermined wireless signal (36) with a second transceiver assembly (254), carried by a mask (18) worn by a second diver (20), to permit the first diver and second diver to gain each other's attention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel J. Magine, Kevin D. Kaschke
  • Patent number: D667195
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Huang Liang Guo