Patents Represented by Attorney Schacht Law Office, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8342421
    Abstract: A texture material formulated substantially to match a pre-existing texture pattern. The texture material comprises a carrier, a binder, a filler, and a pH change material. The texture material changes from a wet form to a solidified form when exposed to air. A pH of the texture material changes as the texture material changes from the wet form to the solidified form. An appearance of at least one appearance characteristic of the at least one material forming the pH change material changes as the pH of the texture material changes. An appearance characteristic of the texture material associated with the at least one material forming the pH change material in at least one of the wet form and the solidified form differs from a similar appearance characteristic of the pre-existing texture pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Homax Products Inc
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., John Kordosh, Ross Clawson
  • Patent number: 8344056
    Abstract: A method of covering an anomaly in a wall substantially to match a pre-existing texture pattern surrounding the anomaly. The method comprises the following steps. A valve is supported on a container assembly to define a main chamber. Contained material comprising wall material concentrate and propellant material is disposed within the main chamber. An actuator relative is arranged relative to the container assembly such that displacement of a button relative to the valve changes the valve from a closed configuration to an open configuration in which a portion of the propellant material is allowed to force the contained material out of the main chamber through the outlet. A first portion of the contained material is applied to the anomaly by directing the outlet at the anomaly and displacing the button. Optionally, a second portion of the contained material may be applied to the base coat by directing the outlet at the base coat and displacing the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William Stephen Tait, John Kordosh, Steve Moore, Randy Hanson
  • Patent number: 8341930
    Abstract: A rope structure adapted to engage an external structure comprising a primary strength component and a coating. The primary strength component comprises a plurality of fibers. The coating comprises a lubricant portion and a binder portion that fixes the lubricant portion relative to at least some of the fibers. The coating is applied to the primary strength component such that the lubricant portion reduces friction between adjacent fibers and reduces friction between fibers and the external structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samson Rope Technologies
    Inventors: Chia-Te Chou, Danielle D. Stenvers, Jonathan D. Miller
  • Patent number: 8336836
    Abstract: A foot assembly is adapted to be detachably attached to a pole comprising a shaft portion and a ball portion. The foot assembly comprises a foot member defining a first body cavity and a clip member adapted to be detachably attached to the shaft portion of the pole assembly. With the clip member attached to the shaft portion of the pole assembly adjacent to the ball portion, the first body cavity of the foot member receives the ball portion, at least a portion of the shaft portion, and at least a portion of the clip member to detachably attach the foot member to the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fastcap, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Akers, Jon Lussier
  • Patent number: 8336742
    Abstract: Aerosol material for applying a repair coat to an uncoated portion of a substrate substantially to match a coated portion of the substrate using an aerosol assembly comprises a container defining a product chamber and a valve assembly operable in open and closed modes, the aerosol material comprises a base portion, a particulate portion, and a propellant portion. The particulate portion is made of at least one of urethane foam and melamine foam. With the valve assembly in the open mode, the propellant portion in the gas state gas state forces at least part of the base portion, the particulate portion, and the propellant portion in the liquid state out of the product chamber and onto the uncoated portion of the substrate to form the repair coat such that the repair coat substantially matches the coated portion of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., Floyd R. French
  • Patent number: 8323775
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a layer (1) for reducing air resistance of a forward-moving object, which layer comprises a pattern of surfaces (2) rising in a first direction R, and—channels (3) running between the surfaces in a second direction at an angle to the first direction. A flow is brought about on a micro-scale in the channels which damps the occurrence of turbulence in the main flow over the surface, thereby reducing air resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Kick Off Ltd.
    Inventor: Jacobus Lambertus van Merkstoijn
  • Patent number: 8317065
    Abstract: A system for dispensing texture material comprises a main container, an outlet assembly, and an aerosol valve assembly. The main container stores texture material and pressurized propellant material. The aerosol valve assembly is arranged to allow control of fluid flowing out of the main container. The outlet assembly is configured such that the cross-sectional area of the outlet opening corresponds to the desired pattern. The aerosol valve assembly is operated to allow the pressurized propellant material to force the texture material out of the main container through the outlet opening defined by the outlet assembly. The texture material forced out of the main container is deposited on the target surface in the desired pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Stern, James A. Tryon
  • Patent number: 8317985
    Abstract: An electrolyte electrolyzer adapted to create hydrogen and oxygen from electrolyte fluid at or near atmospheric pressure. The electrolyzer is comprised in a preferred form of a plurality of cells which collectively create oxygen and hydrogen chambers separated by an ion permeable membrane. The electrolyzer is further defined by a passive electrode that is electrically interposed between a charged anode and cathode. The chambers defined by the cells are in communication with oxygen and hydrogen supply lines to transfer the hydrogen gas from the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Wood Stone Corporation
    Inventor: Tadeusz Karabin
  • Patent number: 8313011
    Abstract: An aerosol system for dispensing sprayable material in a desired spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., Donald J. Stern, James A. Tryon
  • Patent number: 8291638
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of illuminating insect-catching devices, in particular to insect-catching devices comprising an adhesive surface. In particular, the illuminating portion is electrically powered, in one form by standard household power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Lance Larsen
  • Patent number: 8276502
    Abstract: This disclosure describes embodiments of an ambidextrous or reversible safety mechanism for firearms. The safety mechanism can be utilized on specific rifles and shotguns, for example an AK47, SAIGA or similar firearms, as a retrofit to reposition the existing safety mechanism to a configuration similar to or nearly identical to an AR15, M16 or similar firearms. In this way, personnel familiar with the safety operation of the AR15 or M16 will be able to operate the retrofit firearm without learning the operation of a new mechanism. Once retrofitted, the firearm safety mechanism will have the same visual appearance, action, and “feel” as the firearm with which they are familiar. The distance from the grip (trigger) to the engagement portion of the safety mechanism of the retrofit firearm will be very similar to that of the familiar firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Wright
  • Patent number: 8276984
    Abstract: A furniture assembly maneuverable from a first position to a second position has a first seat portion having a channel formed in an end thereof, a second seat portion positioned below the first seat portion, a first back portion positioned adjacent the end of the first seat portion, and a second back portion having a front surface positioned adjacent a back surface of the first back portion when in the first position. The second seat portion has legs extending from a bottom surface thereof adjacent a side thereof. The second seat portion has legs extending from the bottom surface thereof adjacent an opposite side thereof. The first back portion has keyholes on the back surface thereof. The second back portion has mushrooms on the front surface thereof. The mushrooms are removably placed in the keyholes when the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Clark Benjamin Jamison, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8271105
    Abstract: A method of debugging software used to communicate with a motion control system comprising the following steps. Debug information containing diagnostic information associated with a hardware motion control attribute is generated. At least one selected software driver is capable of sending the debug information to a debug target. A software application is caused to call a motion component function to exchange a common motion control attribute with a selected software driver. The called motion component function is used to cause a motion component to exchange a common motion control attribute with the selected driver by calling a driver function. A called driver function is used to cause the selected software driver to convert a common motion control attribute to a hardware motion control attribute, exchange a hardware motion control attribute with the motion control device, and send debug information to the debug target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Roy-G-Biv Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Brown, Jay S. Clark
  • Patent number: 8251255
    Abstract: A method of applying texture material to a surface. A block of chip material is provided. A physical structure of the chip material is not substantially altered when the chip material is exposed to a propellant material. The block of chip material is processed to obtain chips, and the chips are combined with a coating portion to obtain acoustic texture material. Propellant material is arranged within the product chamber such that a liquid phase portion of the propellant material is mixed with the acoustic texture material, and a gas phase portion of the propellant material pressurizes the acoustic texture material within the product chamber. The chip material may be urethane, in which case the propellant material may be di-methyl ethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., Floyd R. French
  • Patent number: 8240066
    Abstract: This device elevates the midsection of the foot when shoeless, addressing congenital flatness, or lapsing or pronation in the arch. The device, which can be constructed of various materials, does not support the metatarsus or heel, and is attached to the foot by lateral straps or equivalents. The device may be worn inside or over stockings. The device can also serve as an orthotic for barefoot runners or dancers by means of longitudinal extension, with openings under the metatarsus and heel so these areas may touch the ground or floor. This device may be contraindicated as a diagnostic or therapeutic aid, without the intent of medical application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Brent Ellis Logan
  • Patent number: 8225766
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device which provides a safety measure to vehicles by utilizing the dead man (tether) switch, or other electrical connection, in combination with a valve and actuator, to keep oil from leaking out of the lubrication system of the vehicle in a rollover situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: William Jacobson
  • Patent number: D668103
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Magellan Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Andre Dean Cloutier, Adriana Collins, Debra Lynne Sasken-Duff
  • Patent number: D669748
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Magellan Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Andre Dean Cloutier, Adriana Collins, Debra Lynne Sasken-Duff
  • Patent number: D669749
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Magellan Group, Ltd.
    Inventor: Andre Dean Cloutier
  • Patent number: D671375
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Magellan Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Andre Dean Cloutier, Debra Lynne Sasken-Duff, Adriana Phillips