Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Rines and Rines
  • Patent number: 7703641
    Abstract: An improved container for storing, dispensing and handling viscous and semi-viscous fluids such as paint and the like, having novel spout and other design features that enable substantially dripless dispensing and improved handling and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Michael H. Bravo, Craig M. Rowles, John P. Sullivan, David Markham, Mark W. Scott, Chris van Buiten, Gregory J. Mascoli, Robert Slack, Corinna Lee
  • Patent number: 7444764
    Abstract: A novel technique for preventing ground-water wetting and spraying of footwear uppers during walking or running, through use of special downwardly opened cavities or recesses provided in the sole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Inventor: Gregory Mark
  • Patent number: 7430484
    Abstract: An improved signal processing method and apparatus are presented for use in real-time sub-nanometer scale position measurements with the aid of probing sensors and/or beams scanning periodically undulating surfaces such as a grating and diffraction patterns generated thereby, and the like, enabling greater sub-nanometer precision, higher stage scanner movement speeds, and simultaneous high accuracy and top speed measuring capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Inventor: Tetsuo Ohara
  • Patent number: 7392192
    Abstract: A novel method and microprocessor-controlled apparatus are provided for improving research and/or communication interaction between human and animals, such as dolphins and the like, or between normal humans and speech-impaired humans, by playing back audible pre-recorded human-language phrases corresponding to and descriptive of the meaning of sounds and/or gestures or responses produced by the animal or the speech-impaired human and in response to stimuli, conditions or environmental events to which the animal (or impaired human) is subjected, wherein the pre-recorded phrases represent what the human would say or describe if subjected to such stimuli, conditions or environmental events; such that during actual real-time interacting with the animals (or such impaired humans) one actually hears “from” the animal or speech-impaired human, spoken language phrases descriptive of their condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Inventor: Robert H. Rines
  • Patent number: 7391369
    Abstract: A technique for reducing radio frequency signal navigation errors in systems such as Loran-C and the like, comprising the use of an orthogonally crossed pair of antenna windings on a ferrite cross, tuned to the carrier radio frequency to generate from the received signals both in-phase and quadrature circulating current components, and providing for the eliminating only of the quadrature current components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Megapulse, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Johanessen, Andrie Grebnev
  • Patent number: 7314178
    Abstract: A technique for automatically controlling a computer by the remote (or proximal or local) scanning of special coded-indicia to execute computer-stored programs directly and automatically in response to computer-translated instructions represented by the scanned coded indicia, such as the presentation of specified supplemental pictorial and other website stored materials to the reader of a book or magazine or the like containing such coded indicia keyed to said website, and more generally, to cause the computer automatically to execute desired programs in direct response to such coded indicia scanning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Inventors: Robert H. Rines, Paul Saindon, Elijah Ercolino, Justice C. Rines
  • Patent number: 7261959
    Abstract: Novel methods of air-oxidizing a molten alkali hydroxide at least partially to superoxide state and then reversing the reaction to obtain nitrogen-free oxygen, and then regenerating the molten hydroxide for repeated use, providing for the generating of concentrated oxygen from air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Inventor: Walter Juda
  • Patent number: 7231650
    Abstract: A novel method of geographically and financially expanding the business potential and commercial fall-out of local live event performances, such as local rock or other music concerts and the like, by enabling the live performance content simultaneously to be presented to multi-media outlets, including pay T.V., Internet, radio stations and movie picture theatres, vertically integrated to receive and simultaneously play the content of the local live performance and with superposed simultaneous infomercial material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Inventors: Mike Pinera, Justice C. Rines
  • Patent number: 7225946
    Abstract: An improved microprocessor-controlled dual piston-pump viscous fluid dispensing system as for dispensing uniform sealing beads and the like (as well as other types of uniform deposits), wherein the pressure throughout the fluid path is maintained constant including during the switching alternately between filled and emptying pumps of the pair, assuring a constant dispensing rate, including during the switchover of the pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: DTIC Dispensing Technologiesa a Division of Stainless Steel Coatings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ivan Gardos
  • Patent number: 7188186
    Abstract: A novel process and system for flexibly adding supplemental digital program content such as, for example, transactional advertising content, games, polls, contests, interactive music videos, and e-commerce content generally and the like, into pre-prepared digital media files, such as an MP3 audio file or the like, for playback by digital playback apparatus, wherein the pre--prepared media file is modified by embedding therein executable code representing such supplemental program content, and enabling the playback apparatus to decode and execute the presentation of the supplemental program material as an addition to the playback of the pre-prepared media file content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas W. Meyer, Josslyn Motha Meyer
  • Patent number: 7182917
    Abstract: A reactor/purifier for generating pure hydrogen in a stack or array of pairs of alternatingly connected high and low pressure reactor chambers wherein a gas-porous turbulence-promoting screen structure washcoated with a steam-reforming catalyst is sandwiched between a planar hydrogen-selective palladium alloy membrane and a planar gas-impermeable heat-conducting metal plate within the high pressure reactor chamber of each high pressure reactor chamber; and wherein the catalyst-coated structure in each high pressure chamber is reacted with steam and hydrocarbon fuel, such as methane or syn/gas, and/or carbon monoxide at an appropriately controlled temperature of between about 200° C. to 650° C. to produce hydrogen and carbon oxides within an isothermal temperature range in each high pressure reactor chamber, while simultaneously permeating pure hydrogen therefrom through the membrane into the corresponding connected low pressure reactor chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Hy9 Corporation
    Inventor: Charles W. Krueger
  • Patent number: 7178530
    Abstract: A technique and apparatus for ameliorating, at least temporarily, vision-inhibiting effects of cataracts and the like within the lens of an eye, wherein MHz high-frequency ultrasound of relatively low power much less than that which would cause rupturing or fragmentation of the lens is used to treat the eye and for limited irradiation periods sufficient, however, to agitate and move around protein clumps or the like within the lens that cause the cataracts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Inventor: Robert H. Rines
  • Patent number: 7169281
    Abstract: An generator of pure pressurized high pressure hydrogen comprising a molten hydroxide or eutectic mixture electrolyte pressurizing chamber bounded by a hydrogen-selective anode and a hydrogen-selective otherwise gas impermeable cathode respectively connected to a D.C. power supply, with the pressurizing chamber maintained at a temperature between the melting point of the electrolyte and about 600° C., wherein, upon passing D.C. current between the anode and cathode, pure hydrogen arriving on the electrolyte bounding with the anode substantially instantaneously reacts with hydroxyl ions from the electrolyte to form water and electrons and evolves pressurized pure hydrogen gas on the cathode, and with such substantially instantaneous reaction at the anode creating a suction effect which effectively pumps pure hydrogen permeating through said anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Hy9Corporation
    Inventors: Walter Juda, R. Todd Bombard, Charles W. Krueger
  • Patent number: 7064705
    Abstract: A technique and apparatus for increasing the peak output pulse power of a capacitor driven high-power diode and square-loop saturable reactor pulse compression generator or transmitter (such as a Loran-C transmitter or other high power pulse generator) with the aid of a minority carrier sweep-out circuit interposed, within the pulse compression circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Inventor: Paul Johannessen
  • Patent number: 7056865
    Abstract: Improved cation exchange zeolite crystalline and zeolite-like plant bed structures are disclosed, preferably saturated with water-based extracts of particular plant/herb materials exhibiting plant growth acceleration properties and synergistically providing also nutrient, and sometimes anti-microbial and insect and fungus repellent properties, as well, and with the adaptability to present the structures in solid, gel and liquid form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Allor Foundation
    Inventors: Robert H. Rines, Lisa Toth, Suzi Rines Toth
  • Patent number: 7047676
    Abstract: A novel rotational and positionable robotic arm-controlled underwater bottom artifact and sample suction recovery apparatus and interchangeable bottom coring apparatus, wherein the interchange is effected underwater by rotation of a common deploying arm and remote-control mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Academy of Applied Science
    Inventors: Michael A. Nicholson, Robert H. Rines, William D. Donohue, Elijah T. Ercolino
  • Patent number: 7040949
    Abstract: A structural connection device to be used primarily as a toy in conjunction with foam tubes, popularly known as “noodles” which are commonly used at swimming pools, wherein the connector is preferably made from foam and is configured as a longitudinal flexible member with a pattern of holes, each of which is slightly smaller than the diameter of a typical noodle, such that a noodle can be press-fit into a connector strip hole to act as a structural node; and because the connector may be made from foam, particularly for toy use, it can be bent and twisted, therefore enabling one simple element to act as a complex-shaped node into which many noodles can be inserted and used in conjunction with other connectors to build complex structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: AESOP, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander H. Slocum
  • Patent number: 7039851
    Abstract: A novel fault-tolerance technique for protecting against and correcting errors in packet data stream flow, preferably through not exclusively with closed ring sequential address generators and the like, through the use of pairs of independent but linked packet data flow paths enabling discarding of error data occurring in one path and substituting therefor corresponding correct data from the other path to enable continuation of the data stream flow without interruption and without error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: AXIOWAVE Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaolin Wang, Ajay C. Mahagaokar, Benjamin Marshall, Stephen E. Smith
  • Patent number: 7029515
    Abstract: An optimized method of operating a palladium-copper alloy membrane in the generation of pure hydrogen from a fossil fuel reformate and the like in a controlled high temperature range of from about 470° C. to 600° C., achieving substantially constant hydrogen permeation flux flow rate over that range and without the development of leakage breaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Hy9 Corporation
    Inventor: Charles W. Krueger
  • Patent number: 6999651
    Abstract: A novel optical path switching system, architecture and technique wherein light beam data traffic is to be switched by MEMS mirrors between source and destination nodes, and test ports are used to set up optical paths even before the real data traffic is propagated, with a combination of an electrical mirror-sensing feedback loop for controlling coarse mirror positioning, and an optical path power-sensing feedback loop for controlling fine adjustments in the mirror position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Dahong Qian, Marc Hertzberg, Wayne Wong, Amit Burstein