Patents Represented by Attorney Sanford J. Asman
  • Patent number: 8227005
    Abstract: An apparatus for making puffed food products from starch-containing raw materials. The apparatus has a baking and molding chamber defined by several heatable mold elements. The mold elements are individually actuated by direct hydraulic drive systems. The hydraulic power for these drive systems is selectively derived from a common oil pressure supply system which provides continuously high oil pressure to the direct hydraulic drive system for each mold element. The apparatus also has an improved feed system enabling the supply of raw material into the mold cavity such that no material gets spilled and each mold receives an accurate predetermined quantity of raw material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Ideal Snacks Corporation
    Inventor: Steven Van Poucke
  • Patent number: 8211480
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for remediating environmental fungal sites in an environment to which a patient experiencing sinusitis and chronic rhino sinusitis brought on by fungal antigens is exposed. The formulation includes grapefruit seed extract, together with lemon, lime, and tangerine seed extracts. The method removes both air borne antigens and mold colonies from the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Donald Patrick Dennis
  • Patent number: 8191467
    Abstract: An apparatus for making puffed food products from starch-containing raw materials. The apparatus has a baking and molding chamber defined by several heatable mold elements. The mold elements are individually actuated by direct hydraulic drive systems. The hydraulic power for these drive systems is selectively derived from a common oil pressure supply system which provides continuously high oil pressure to the direct hydraulic drive system for each mold element. The apparatus also has an improved feed system enabling the supply of raw material into the mold cavity such that no material gets spilled and each mold receives an accurate predetermined quantity of raw material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Steven Van Poucke
  • Patent number: 8161871
    Abstract: An apparatus for making puffed food products from starch-containing raw materials. The apparatus has a baking and molding chamber defined by several heatable mold elements. The mold elements are individually actuated by direct hydraulic drive systems. The hydraulic power for these drive systems is selectively derived from a common oil pressure supply system which provides continuously high oil pressure to the direct hydraulic drive system for each mold element. The apparatus also has an improved feed system enabling the supply of raw material into the mold cavity such that no material gets spilled and each mold receives an accurate predetermined quantity of raw material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Steven Van Poucke
  • Patent number: 8157054
    Abstract: The aquatic ladder was designed for ease of use, rather than ease of storage. It has wide, deep treads, arranged like a staircase, with side and upper railings which make it easy to enter or exit the water, even by elderly people, tired individuals, those carrying aquatic equipment, such as SCUBA gear or water skis, and, even, by pets. In the preferred embodiment, the aquatic ladder includes upper railings which each have an inverted “U” shape, and the distal end of those railings have hinged brackets for mounting the aquatic ladder to an object to be boarded. In an alternative embodiment, the aquatic ladder is mounted on a sliding rail, such that it can be raised, vertically, from the water, when it is not being used. The vertical portions of the ladder are short, relative to the overall height of the ladder whereby less material is used to manufacture the ladder, while making its shipment and storage easier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Ray Adair
  • Patent number: 8125371
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and method for reducing the instance of friendly fire by having the weapon aiming system include means for emitting an optical signal encoded with the identity of the targeting soldier. The encoded optical signal is received by an optical receiver on a targeted soldier where it is converted into a low power RF signal which is transmitted to a local repeater that retransmits it, optionally using at least one intermediate repeater, to a central monitoring station equipped with a computerized database. If the monitoring station determines that the doubly encoded signal includes the identities of two friendly troops, it transmits a “hold fire” signal back to the aiming system, and a suitable signal, such as a red LED indicative of a “hold fire” order is illuminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Sayo Isaac Daniel
  • Patent number: 8088418
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for remediating environmental fungal sites in an environment to which a patient experiencing sinusitis and chronic rhinosinusitis brought on by fungal antigens is exposed. The formulation includes grapefruit seed extract, together with lemon, lime, and tangerine seed extracts. The method removes both air borne antigens and mold colonies from the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Donald Patrick Dennis
  • Patent number: 7796027
    Abstract: Articles of footwear, such as shoes, are worn by personnel whose movements are the subject of a location based human logistics study. The articles of footwear each contain a location determining apparatus, such as a GPS receiver, and a communications module, such as a cellular phone module. The articles of footwear each report their respective locations to a central monitoring station. However, each wearer of each article of footwear has the ability to “opt out” of the monitoring and tracking process whereby his privacy is maintained after work and during breaks. On the other hand management reports can be generated based on triggering events and based upon personnel who have chosen to “opt out” of the monitoring and tracking for extended periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Sayo Isaac Daniel
  • Patent number: 7770513
    Abstract: An apparatus for making an expanded food product from a starch-containing raw material includes a heatable pressure-baking and expansion mold and a raw material supply system. The heatable pressure-baking and expansion mold comprises at least one movable mold element connected to powered driving system that moves the mold element upwardly and downwardly in a vertical direction. The raw material supply system comprises a sliding plate system for transporting a given quantity of raw material from a raw material source into the mold. The driving system comprises a hydraulic cylinder directly attached to the mold element. The vertical axis of the mold element and of the hydraulic cylinder falls substantially along the same vertical line. The hydraulic cylinder is connected to a central high-pressure oil feed line of a hydraulic oil pressure generator system that continuously delivers oil at a constantly high-pressure to the hydraulic drive cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: Steven Van Poucke
  • Patent number: 7748161
    Abstract: The method and apparatus include an elongated pesticide administration system is designed to fit between the foundation wall of a structure and the lowest portion of an exterior wall system, such as aluminum siding, vinyl siding, real or artificial stucco, or stone. The elongated seal is attached to the bottom surface of the exterior wall system, and it includes an extended, flexible, resilient seal which seals it against the outside of the foundation wall, thereby creating a pest treatment zone between the foundation wall and the lowest portion of said exterior siding material. Pesticide foam is injected into the pest treatment zone through holes which are spaced along the bottom of the seal or which extend through the exterior siding. The pesticide foam fills the pest treatment zone to provide perimeter protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: John Jeremiah Jordan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7748160
    Abstract: An elongated tubular pesticide dispersion tube is fixed in place in the outer brick wall of a building having an inner structural wall. The dispersion tube can be installed in the mortar between courses of brick during construction or added to an existing structure by drilling a hole through the outer brick wall. A plug is used to seal the dispersion tube when the appliance is not actively being used as to inject a pesticide, an insecticide, or a chemical through the dispersion tube and into the gap between the outer brick wall and the inner structural wall. The method of using the novel appliance to inject a pesticide, an insecticide, or a chemical product into the gap between the outer brick wall and the inner structural wall, thereby sealing the area formed between them is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: John Jeremiah Jordan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7724132
    Abstract: An article of footwear, such as a work shoe, is worn by miners. The footwear includes a location determining module which is able to locate its position by means of the timing and data contained in signals sent by it to locator devices which are placed at known locations throughout the mine, and which respond to transmissions made by the locator module. The footwear also contains a low frequency RF module which enables it to selectively transmit an alarm signal encoded with its location upon the selective activation by the wearer. In various embodiments, the invention can include sensors which are able to monitor physiological data of the wearer or the survivability of the ambient conditions where the footwear is located. Embodiments of the invention also provide the wearer with two-way communications capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventor: Sayo Isaac Daniel
  • Patent number: 7464499
    Abstract: The elongated tubular pesticide administration system is designed to fit between the foundation wall of a structure and the lowest board in a lapped exterior wall system, such as wood, composites, cement-fiber board, vinyl, or aluminum siding. The pesticide dispersion system is attached to the inner surface of the lowest board, and it includes an extended, flexible, resilient seal which seals it against the outside of the foundation wall, thereby sealing the exposed area between formed between the foundation wall and the exterior siding. Pesticide foam is injected into the system through fill ports which are spaced along the bottom of the system. The pesticide foam fills the aperture and is then disbursed through pesticide dispersion holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventor: John Jeremiah Jordan
  • Patent number: 7464792
    Abstract: The aquatic ladder was designed for ease of use, rather than ease of storage. It has wide, deep treads, arranged like a staircase, with side and upper railings which make it easy to enter or exit the water, even by elderly people, tired individuals, those carrying aquatic equipment, such as SCUBA gear or water skis, and, even, by pets. In the preferred embodiment, the aquatic ladder includes upper railings which each have an inverted “U” shape, and the distal end of those railings have hinged brackets for mounting the aquatic ladder to an object to be boarded. In an alternative embodiment, the aquatic ladder is mounted on a sliding rail, such that it can be raised, vertically, from the water, when it is not being used. The vertical portions of the ladder are short, relative to the overall height of the ladder whereby less material is used to manufacture the ladder, while making its shipment and storage easier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventor: Michael Ray Adair
  • Patent number: 7311549
    Abstract: The configurable adapter uses a relatively few components which allow it to be configured to have different heights to fit different switchboard cases. It includes a bracket designed to hold a particular type of meter or power monitor, with different brackets available to be assembled as a component of the configurable adapter. A new class of electricity revenue meters called a narrow base socket meter is described, and shown. The narrow base socket meter is adapted from a conventional socket meter which has a sufficiently narrow body by trimming its sides, top, and/or bottom, as necessary, to fit within the switchboard adapter, using a bracket which places the meter within the switchboard adapter so that its face can be flush with (or barely stick out from) the face of the switchboard. The adapter can also be used with standard socket base meters, which will stick out of the front of the switchboard panel, as well as with power monitoring devices by using suitable brackets, as described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Christopher Howard Matthews
  • Patent number: D569282
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventor: Sayo Isaac Daniel
  • Patent number: D621279
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: Linda Janssen
  • Patent number: D621281
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: Linda Janssen
  • Patent number: D634214
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventor: Linda Janssen
  • Patent number: D655193
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Linda Janssen