Patents Represented by Attorney Richard C. Litman
  • Patent number: 8330616
    Abstract: The well test system has a net oil computer NOC that captures and stores information from disparate well instrumentation devices, measures produced oil, water, and gas quantities based on the information and controls well processes based on the quantity measurements. The NOC includes operational software that collects instrumentation data from a plurality of wells. Configuration software downloads user programmable configuration information to the NOC, which enables the NOC to record data from a wide variety of flow devices, water test meters, or the like. User programmable alarms are included. A plurality of controllers can control processes associated with individual wells. A wireless communication system electronically sends data and test results to cell phones, radio devices, and the like. A daily test data log provides a historical database, which is analyzed to formulate “Data Confidence” information for each well. The net oil computer is operable with two-phase or three-phase separators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: FieldVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Means, Mark L. Surber, Mike G. Hagenston, Robert C Riley, Michael E. Crossman, Lee M Britt
  • Patent number: 8324772
    Abstract: The electrical generator allows energy to be recovered and stored from a rotating wheel, cam, gear or the like. The electrical generator includes at least one hollow tube mounted radially on a wheel rim. The wheel rim has a central portion and a circumferential edge, and the hollow tube has opposed first and second ends, respectively positioned adjacent the central portion and the circumferential edge of the wheel rim. At least one first elastic member and at least one second elastic member are mounted within the hollow tube and respectively cover the first and second ends thereof. At least one magnet is slidably received within the hollow tube, and at least one induction coil is mounted about an exterior surface of the hollow tube. An AC to DC converter is in communication with the induction coil, and an electrical battery is in communication with the AC to DC converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Dominic Munib Barbar
  • Patent number: 8322576
    Abstract: The spray bottle reservoir system includes a bottle having a neck and a body, the body defining a main chamber for containing fluid. A spray cap is detachably mounted to the neck. A vertical partition is disposed inside the body, separating the main chamber to form a dispensing reservoir. A dip tube extends from the spray cap to the bottom of the dispensing reservoir. The dispensing reservoir may be refilled from the remaining chamber, and due to the relative small volume of the dispensing reservoir and the viscosity of the fluid, the dispensing reservoir permits maximum consumption of the fluid in a wide range of spraying positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Constantine M. Gioia
  • Patent number: 8323702
    Abstract: The composition for the treatment of ulcers includes ground charcoal, ground mustard seed and an edible salt dissolved or suspended in an edible oil. A single effective therapeutic dosage of the composition includes approximately 4,000 mg of the ground charcoal, approximately 2,500 mg of the ground mustard seed, approximately 550 mg of the edible salt, and approximately 15 ml of the edible oil. The effective therapeutic dosage is delivered to the patient orally, and may be provided to the patient as a tablet or capsule, or as a liquid mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Chuks I. Okoro
  • Patent number: 8323351
    Abstract: The self-expanding plastic stent is a resilient plastic stent with such expansional strength that a small diameter delivery system may be used to implant the stent, thereby minimizing possible complications for the patient. The stent is made from a braided monofilament, which may be polyetheretherketone (PEEK), polyetherketone (PEK), polyetherketoneketone (PEKK), polyaryletherketone (PAEK), polyetherketoneether-ketoneketone (PEKEKK), or any blends and alloys of these particular resins. The plastic stent may or may not be covered with polymer film. When used, the polymer film includes materials based on polyurethanes, silicones, or materials that biodegrade or erode in the body. Specifically the biodegradable materials might include poly-L-lactide, poly-D-lactide, polyglycolide, ?-caprolactone (epsilon-caprolactone), starch, and collagen or its polymer blends, alloys or copolymers. This material is heat-treated. The monofilament preferably has a diameter of 0.2-0.7 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ella-CS, S.R.O.
    Inventors: Petr Kubena, Lucie Kotalova
  • Patent number: 8322584
    Abstract: The support for cooling a container is a portable holder for a container of chewing tobacco that can be releasably attached to a vehicle air conditioner vent. The support includes a substantially circular front wall having at least one front rib formed on an inner face thereof. A semi-cylindrical sidewall extends peripherally from the inner face of the front wall, and at least one side rib is formed on an inner face thereof. A rear strap or wall extends across the sidewall, forming a pocket for holding the container. The rear wall is adapted for releasable attachment to the vent. In use, the at least one front rib and the at least one side rib space the container apart from the respective inner faces of the front wall and the sidewall to permit cool air to circulate around the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Jonathan M. Dethmers
  • Patent number: 8322562
    Abstract: The bellows beverage lid is a lid for a hot liquid container that has a hole or port for sipping a beverage and a bellows portion incorporated into its central beverage cover region. Pushing on the bellows portion causes air to be forced in and out of the hot liquid container. The collapsible bellows allows a user to cool the liquid held in the container without the necessity of removing the lid and risking the possible spills or injuries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Fine Line Contracting Corp.
    Inventor: Philip R. Dybala
  • Patent number: 8323717
    Abstract: The method of producing baker's yeast involves producing yeast from a substrate composed of date syrup (Dips) diluted by molasses in sufficient quantity to lower the concentration of organic acids present in the date syrup that are toxic to yeast to safe levels, preferably a 1:1 mixture (w/w) of date syrup (Dips) and molasses. The substrate is inoculated with viable cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast and placed in a bioreactor or fermentation vessel. The yeast is produced by a fed-batch process to ensure continuous yeast production and prevent or minimize the production of alcohol by the yeast, additional increments of the substrate being added about hourly for the duration (about 12 hours) of the yeast propagation process. The process produces baker's yeast comparable in quality to yeast produced from a pure molasses substrate for such purposes as making bread, and in sufficient quantity to be practical for industrial production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignees: King Faisal University, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
    Inventors: Salah Mohammed Aleid, Siddig Hussein Hamad, Fahad Mohammed Al-Jasass
  • Patent number: 8324422
    Abstract: The enhydrazone esters for treating asthma, allergy, and inflammation relate to the use of two cyclohexenone derivatives and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof in the treatment of asthma, allergies, and inflammation. The esters have the formula: wherein R is ethyl or methyl. Administration of the esters inhibits the degranulation of eosinophils, the degranulation of mast cells, and the release or expression of tumor necrosis factor-?, thereby alleviating the debilitating symptoms of asthma, allergic reactions, and inflammatory responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Kuwait University
    Inventors: Charles I. Ezeamuzie, Ivan O. Edafiogho
  • Patent number: 8316496
    Abstract: A toothbrush for brushing the bite surface and two sides of a tooth simultaneously including a handle and three brush head connected to the handle. The head assembly includes three brushes that are rotated about 3 parallel vertical axis while the assembly itself is rotatable about an angle of at least 180° so that a single brush cleans/polishes the inner surface of the teeth in the individual's mouth as the assembly is moved from one side of the individual's mouth to the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Qasem Al-Qaffas
  • Patent number: 8316572
    Abstract: The suspended gun rest includes a pivoting arm adjustably mounted to a rigid support by a mount. The mount comprises an L-shaped bracket having a mounting hole and three holes for adjustment screws. A cradle is provided, the cradle including two strings, a string routing system, a locking mechanism and a spindle. A hook is connected to one end of the pivoting arm. The two strings are connected to the spindle and routed through the cradle by the routing system and attached to the hook on the pivoting arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: James W. Saunders, III
  • Patent number: 8317067
    Abstract: The device holder with magnetic retainer is a holder that removably attaches to a garment by magnetic attraction. The holder typically holds a portable electronic device and includes a frame having a recess that receives the portable electronic device therein. The back portion of the frame retains a first magnetic member. A second magnetic member is designed to be positioned underneath a garment, such as a back of a shirt sleeve, so that a portion of the garment is positioned between the first and second magnetic members to attach the device to the garment. Front and rear peripheral edges of the device holder form a cord receiving channel that excess cord of the electronic device can be wrapped around, thereby facilitating neat storage of the excess cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Charles A. Lewis
  • Patent number: 8317755
    Abstract: The device for securing medical tubing is an attachment for use with medical tubing, such as a nasal cannula, nasogastric/orogastric tubes or the like, that permits the medical tubing to be comfortably and releasably secured to the skin of the patient. The device for securing medical tubing includes a base having opposed inner and outer surfaces. Laterally opposed peripheral edges of the first surface of the base are releasably secured to one another to form a channel for receiving and releasably securing a portion of the medical tubing. The outer surface of the base is divided into an attachment portion adapted for releasable attachment to the patient's skin, and an outwardly facing portion. Preferably, a layer of non-allergenic adhesive is applied to the attachment portion of the outer surface. The adhesive layer may be covered by a release strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: David A. Morrison, Kristen K. Taenzler
  • Patent number: 8317251
    Abstract: The removable enclosure for the rear of a vehicle provides additional storage space or cover for the open rear end of a vehicle, such as an open tailgate of a pickup truck or the open hatch of an SUV. The removable enclosure includes a housing having at least one sidewall and an upper wall defining an open lower end and an open front end. An internal frame is disposed within and supports the housing. The internal frame includes at least one elastic cord extending laterally across the housing. A pair of laterally opposed diagonal supports each extend from an upper edge of the front end of the housing to a lower edge of a rear face of the at least one sidewall. The at least one elastic cord is secured to, and extends between, the pair of laterally opposed diagonal supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Charles R. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8314080
    Abstract: The method of treating type I diabetes includes the treatment of diabetic patients with choline in order to control the patient's lipid profile. The treatment method includes the step of administering to the patient a therapeutically effective dosage of choline or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. In human patients, the effective dosage of choline is preferably approximately 10 mg., delivered daily. Although the choline may be injected in solution, it is preferably delivered orally to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Kuwait University
    Inventor: Fatma Jassab Faleh Marzooq Al-Saeedi
  • Patent number: 8307763
    Abstract: The can crusher is a device capable of crushing aluminum and steel cans. The device incorporates a wheeled base that supports thereon an assembly that includes a container for housing the cans and mechanisms for crushing the cans. The crushing mechanisms include a hydraulic jack, a sliding crank system, extension springs, a single-phase, geared motor, a movable plate and a pressure gauge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Kuwait University
    Inventors: Hanan M. Al-Awadhi, Mohammed Al-Essa, Ahmed Al-Jama'an, Abdulwahab Al-Qabandi
  • Patent number: 8307789
    Abstract: The retractable leash support includes a bracket mounted on a rotatable platform the rotatable platform being mountable to any fixed structure. The bracket has two extension tubes spaced for receiving the grip portion of a typical retractable pet leash, the extension tubes also being adapted to accommodate a plate having complementary tubes that fit over the extension tubes to secure the pet leash between the bracket and plate. The extension tubes and complementary tubes of the plate have holes that can be aligned. Pins are inserted into the aligned holes to lock the pet leash grip securely in the leash support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Steven T. Stuerke
  • Patent number: 8302935
    Abstract: The universal cable puller is a flexible elongate member having a handgrip on one end and an adapter fitting on the other end. The adapter fitting is preferably threaded and accepts a correspondingly threaded adapter. A kit of adapters may be provided. Each adapter has a different head that accepts a corresponding cable connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Antoni Maljevic
  • Patent number: 8296871
    Abstract: The toilet water tank refilling system includes an inlet pipe adapted for installation within the toilet water tank and adapted for connection to a water supply, a valve connected to the pipe, a float operably connected to the valve to open the valve when the water level falls below a predetermined level and to close the valve when the water level in the tank reaches the predetermined level, and a valve outlet discharging water from the water supply into the tank when the valve is open. The system does not have a valve outlet discharging water from the water supply through the overflow tube directly into the toilet bowl. The only paths for discharging water from the water supply to the toilet bowl in the toilet water tank refilling system are through the tank's flush valve when the toilet is flushed and through the overflow tube when the water level in the tank exceeds the predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: George J. Wajda
  • Patent number: D672045
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventor: Mohammed Taher Bukhary