Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Ronald V. Davidge
  • Patent number: 8348216
    Abstract: A device for attachment to both porous and non-porous wall surfaces includes a suction cup having an elastomeric core and an elastomeric outer layer that is substantially softer than the inner layer. The outer layer includes material that fills pores within a porous surface against which the suction cup is held. The inner layer prevents tearing of the suction cup and causes a partial vacuum to be formed as the suction cup attempts to return to its original shape following depression against a wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Zoya, Inc.
    Inventor: Zoya Hajianpour
  • Patent number: 8261920
    Abstract: A shelf unit configured to be supported between a towel bar and a wall includes a tray and an end bracket extending downward adjacent each end edge of the tray. Each of the end brackets includes a mounting block and a spring extending forward from the end block to engage the towel bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Zoya, Inc.
    Inventor: Loren Michael Matthews
  • Patent number: 8262657
    Abstract: An external fixation device for holding bone fragments in place includes a housing having a number of rotationally adjustable pin holders, each of which is held by a clamping member that simultaneously clamps the pin holder within an internal mounting surface of the housing and a bone pin within the pin holder. A first embodiment includes a number of internal mounting surfaces, each of which can include a single pin holder. A second embodiment includes one or two internal mounting surfaces, each of which holds a row of pin holders that is clamped in place by a single clamping member. Other embodiments include pin holders arranged so that bone pins, extending from a linearly extending or arcuate surface are concentrated in a region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Nutek Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventor: Mohammed Ali Hajianpour
  • Patent number: 8123747
    Abstract: An external fixation device for holding bone fragments in place includes a housing having a number of rotationally adjustable pin holders, each of which is held by a clamping member that simultaneously clamps the pin holder within an internal mounting surface of the housing and a bone pin within the pin holder. A first embodiment includes a number of internal mounting surfaces, each of which can include a single pin holder. A second embodiment includes one or two internal mounting surfaces, each of which holds a row of pin holders that is clamped in place by a single clamping member. Other embodiments include such pin holders arranged with elements including an array of pin holding positions for fixing fragments at a fractured end of a bone, such as a fractured distal radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Nutek Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventor: Mohammed Ali Hajianpour
  • Patent number: 8104145
    Abstract: A leash handle includes rigid housing including a generally cylindrical graspable portion having a cavity holding a drawer for holding items, such as bags for cleaning animal waste. The drawer can be slid between a closed position, within the housing, and an open position, extending outward from the housing. A member for holding one or more individual animal leashes is pivotally mounted on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Zoya, Inc.
    Inventor: Zoya Hajianpour
  • Patent number: 8091277
    Abstract: A container for plants includes an integral structure having a bottom wall, a side wall extending upward to an edge forming an open top, and an elongated member extending downward from an opening in the bottom wall for attachment of the container to the soil of a garden. In one version, the elongated member is removably attached to the container, and a plug is provided for the opening, so that the container can be placed on a flat surface for displaying a plant that is later placed in a garden area in the container with the elongated member extending into the soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Zoya, Inc.
    Inventors: Zoya Hajianpour, Bashareh Arta Sabouni
  • Patent number: 8087630
    Abstract: A cup holder includes a base having a cup-receiving central portion, a number of cup holding elongated members extending upward around the central portion to hold a cup in place so that it is not overturned or blown away by the wind, and a number of openings extending upward from a lower surface of the base to receive the cup holding elongated members of another, similar cup holder so that the cup holders can be stacked for storage. The cup holder may include a removably attached, downward extending member for attachment to a soft soil surface. In one version, the cup holding elongated members and the openings are tapered, with the openings extending within the cup holding elongated members. In other versions, the openings are placed within the base in patterns similar to the pattern of the cup holding elongated members, with the patterns being spaced apart from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Zoya, Inc.
    Inventor: Loren Michael Matthews
  • Patent number: 8069500
    Abstract: A portable urinal includes a simulated golf club and a privacy shield, allowing the urinal to be used in a secluded part of a golf course while appearing to practice a golf swing. In one embodiment, the simulated golf club includes an elongated sealed receptacle for holding urine. In another embodiment, the elongated sealed receptacle is formed within a canister attached to the simulated golf club, which may be an actual golf club.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventors: Floyd E. Seskin, Ben Junior Bush, Gary A. Crain
  • Patent number: 8006615
    Abstract: A stencil stamp includes a number of stencils having openings with various shapes, with the stencils being individually attached to a housing of the stencil stamp so that the stencils can be easily and cleanly changed. The stencil stamp also includes a cover for preventing the evaporation of ink from a pad within the stencil stamp. In a first version, a stencil and/or the cover is slid into a slot within the housing. In a second version, the housing includes a threaded surface for the attachment of a stencil and/or the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Zoya, Inc.
    Inventors: Nancy Allen, Zoya Hajianpour
  • Patent number: 7975972
    Abstract: An attachment device for attaching an article to a wall surface includes a bracket with an outwardly extending plate having a hole through which an elongated portion of the article can be placed and an attachment plate, perpendicular to the outwardly extending plate, having at least one hole through which the bracket may be attached directly to the wall by a screw. The attachment device additionally includes a housing having a suction cup for attachment to the wall, a coupling for removably receiving the bracket, and an actuator for causing the suction cup to engage and release the wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Zoya Hajianpour
  • Patent number: 7866180
    Abstract: A self cooling container for a beverage includes a receptacle holding a refrigerant under pressure. When an outer cap of the container is opened, the refrigerant is exhausted, cooling the receptacle and the beverage surrounding it. The receptacle includes an inner receptacle member and one or more walls extending around the receptacle member, with spaces between adjacent walls being established at descending pressure values outward from the inner receptacle, which is held at a high pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Diana Goodwin
  • Patent number: 7717916
    Abstract: An external fixation device for holding bone fragments in place includes a housing having a number of rotationally adjustable pin holders, each of which is held by a clamping member that simultaneously clamps the pin holder within an internal mounting surface of the housing and a bone pin within the pin holder. A first embodiment includes a number of internal mounting surfaces, each of which can include a single pin holder. A second embodiment includes one or two internal mounting surfaces, each of which holds a row of pin holders that is clamped in place by a single clamping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Nutek Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventor: Mohammed A. Hajianpour
  • Patent number: 7616450
    Abstract: A cabinet includes spaces for a number of electronic enclosures, each of which has a free end from which a pair of levers extend upward and downward to teeth engaging slots within the cabinet, aiding in the insertion and removal of the enclosures from the cabinet. An electronic enclosure that is wider than a standard width includes additional teeth on crank plates turning with the levers. The electronic enclosure may include an electrically-operated interlock mechanism preventing the insertion or removal of the electronic enclosure by preventing movement of a shaft attached to either or both of the levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher Kent Karstens
  • Patent number: 7551457
    Abstract: A cabinet includes spaces for a number of electronic enclosures, each of which has a free end from which a pair of levers extend upward and downward to teeth engaging slots within the cabinet, aiding in the insertion and removal of the enclosures from the cabinet. An electronic enclosure that is wider than a standard width includes additional teeth on crank plates turning with the levers. The electronic enclosure may include an electrically-operated interlock mechanism preventing the insertion or removal of the electronic enclosure by preventing movement of a shaft attached to either or both of the levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher Kent Karstens
  • Patent number: 7516869
    Abstract: A straw is held within a beverage container in a manner providing for the upper end of the straw to be deployed upward, through an opening provided within the top of the container when an opening tab in the top of the container is pivoted downward. An upper end of the straw is held in a straw holding portion of a straw supporting structure within the beverage container, with the straw supporting structure including a cantilever portion that is deflected downward by contact with an edge of the opening tab as the opening tab is pivoted downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Zoya, Inc,
    Inventor: Mohammed Ali Hajianpour
  • Patent number: 7492973
    Abstract: A scanner, which reads machine readable information on an item and determines its location on the item, also includes one or more video cameras for determining dimensions of features on the item. A computer uses the machine readable information to find a record within a data structure. The record includes dimensions of one or more visible features of an item corresponding to the machine readable information and identified according to their location relative to the machine readable information. These dimensions of features are then compared to the dimensions of features of the item being scanned to determine whether the machine readable information read by the scanner matches the item being scanned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Thomas Cato
  • Patent number: 7404534
    Abstract: A bottle holder includes a first flexible strap that is clamped around a bottle, with an end of the strap being clamped by pivoting a locking lever in a locking block. A first version of the bottle holder has a clip for attachment to the belt or waistband of the user's clothing. A second version has a second belt for attachment to a stationary member, such as the rail of an exercise machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Zoya, Inc.
    Inventor: Zoya Hajianpour
  • Patent number: 7383753
    Abstract: A device for opening a container having a screw-on lid includes a rotating turntable for holding the container and a non-rotating lid engaging member that, after being driven in a first direction into the lid by an axial drive, is disengaged from the axial drive by deflection occurring within a coupling between the axial drive and the lid engaging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Zoya, Inc.
    Inventor: Mohammed Ali Hajianpour
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    Patent number: D570579
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Inventor: Stergie J. Hall
  • Patent number: D595003
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Inventor: Ronelle J. Moehrke