Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis
  • Patent number: 8317668
    Abstract: A device for exercising the abdominal and other core muscles of a user comprises a rotatable base having a central opening therein, and a bar removably insertable into the opening. The bar may comprise two or more separable segments and may have provide for the attachment and removal of weights to provide resistance to a user. Also disclosed is a method of exercising using such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Angela Sales, Bruce Coody
  • Patent number: 8192668
    Abstract: A method for producing a structured surface (10) which has a plurality of filamentary projections (11), comprises the steps of mutual contacting of a stamp face (21.1, 21.2) and a pattern face (31.1, 31.2), whereas at least one of the stamp face (21.1, 21.2) and the pattern face (31.1, 31.2) having a flowable substance (20), separation movement of the stamp face (21.1, 21.2) and the pattern face (31.1, 31.2), whereas connecting filament strands (22) of the flowable substance (20) are drawn between the stamp face (21.1, 21.2) and the pattern face (31.1, 31.2), and interruption of the connecting filament strands (22), so that the filamentary projections (11) are formed on at least one of the stamp face (21.1, 21.2) and the pattern face (31.1, 31.2). Components (100) that are produced by this method are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: Joachim Spatz, Stefan Graeter
  • Patent number: 8195594
    Abstract: Disclosed is a networked database-driven system for facilitating the generation by multiple users of reports containing frequently occurring, repetitive, or predictable elements, through the system making predictions or suggestions regarding elements to insert into or changes to make to a currently edited report in progress by one user, through the use of user-defined report elements and user-defined relations between those elements, as well as the system's drawing upon collected data regarding prior reports and report elements entered into the system by previous report authors and inclusion or exclusion decisions made by previous report authors regarding those elements in relation to other report elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Bryce
  • Patent number: 8192014
    Abstract: An optical device is disclosed having a supporting bar with a twisted configuration. At least one lens is slidably connected to the supporting bar such that the lens rotates when slid longitudinally along the supporting bar. The optical device further comprises a nose piece connected to the supporting bar, which may be stationary or adjustable with respect to the supporting bar. As the lens or lenses are slid along the supporting bar, they achieve a continuously changing angle relative to the nosepiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventors: Garrett W. Brown, Anthony D. Sacksteder
  • Patent number: 8181819
    Abstract: A lid for a container is disclosed that has a series of seals. The first seal is a cork seal mechanism that is forced against the container interior at a top portion of the container. The second seal is created by at least two ribs that produce a spring-like force against the container. An additional stretch fit seal can be incorporated into the lid. A tear strip can also be incorporated into the lid with windows immediately above the tear strip, thereby forming slits in the skirt to aid in removal of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: BWAY Corporation
    Inventors: Forrest A. Burney, Charles Watling
  • Patent number: 8162214
    Abstract: An automated system and method for processing vote-by-mail ballots. The method comprises electronically evaluating the ballots for validity and sorting them according to sort parameters and sort plan. Included in the invention is an apparatus, computer readable medium, and computer system for carrying out the ballot processing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Tritek Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Malatesta, Edward Cohen
  • Patent number: 8142083
    Abstract: A support system used to orient and utilize equipment remotely positioned from an operator and supported in a stabilized manner. The support system includes a balance pole with a master end and a slave end attached to a master sled and slave sled, respectively. The system includes a mechanism to replicate the motion at the master sled at the slave sled. A gimbal and handle assembly with a motion dampening capabilities is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Garrett W. Brown
  • Patent number: 8066251
    Abstract: A force exerting device having a force exerting structure including a load arm as a first side, pivotable about a load pivot, a resilient member attached to the load arm and to a termination point and forming a second side of the force exerting structure. The third side of the structure is formed by a line from the termination point to the load pivot. A first adjustment mechanism moves the termination point to change the length of the third side of the structure. A second adjustment mechanism moves the termination point in a direction different than the first adjustment direction so the termination point location can cross a substantially plumb line passing through the load pivot. A force modification device may be included to dynamically adjust the resilient member termination point position in response to motion of the load arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Garrett W. Brown
  • Patent number: 8056758
    Abstract: A rectangular container and cover are disclosed. The container and cover have complimentary latching feature. An inner cover skirt is offset inward toward the cover interior at each corner. The offset is sufficient to permit use of a moveable mold tooling to form each of the corners of the cover. This allows full formation of latching hooks extending around the entire interior of the skirt, such that when the cover is placed on the container the cover latching hooks engage with container latching ribs to secure the cover on the container. A tear strip is also disclosed, the removal of which leaves residual flaps at each sidewall intersection and at about the lateral center of each sidewall. A portion of the cover skirt remains affixed to the container when the tear strip is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: BWAY Corporation
    Inventor: Forrest A. Burney
  • Patent number: 8016494
    Abstract: A folding, adjustable camera support having a central post secured in one or more central post holders. A first camera equipment support component having a distal end and a proximate end is adjustably attached at its proximate end to one of the one or more central post holders, and is configured to adjust between an operative position and a folded position via an adjustment mechanism. The distance of the camera equipment is adjustable radially from the central post. A second camera equipment support component is similarly configured and adjustable with respect to the central post, and can balance the first camera equipment component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventors: Jerry Holway, Garrett W. Brown, H. Robert Orf
  • Patent number: 7963419
    Abstract: A lid for a container is disclosed that has a series of seals. The first seal is a rib that is forced against the container interior at a top portion of the container. The second seal is created by at least two ribs that create a spring-like force against the pail. An additional seal is incorporated that includes a skirt having a tear strip with a hook on the tear strip and a hook above the tear strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: BWAY Corporation
    Inventors: Forrest A. Burney, Charles Watling
  • Patent number: 7944549
    Abstract: There is provided a system for forming an optical screen, including a continuous wave or pulsed laser transmitter for transmitting a beam of radiation at a predetermined wavelength and forming a planar or curved surface to be traversed by a moving object, at least one receiver including an array of detectors for receiving reflected or scattered beam radiation from the object and directing it towards the detectors for producing a signal, and a detection logic receiving the signal and determining parameters selected from the group of spatial position, velocity and direction of propulsion of them moving object. A method for detecting a moving object is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Ram Oron, Doron Nevo, Moshe Oron, Sharon Goldstein
  • Patent number: 7931412
    Abstract: A support system used to orient and utilize equipment remotely positioned from an operator and supported in a stabilized manner. The support system includes a balance pole with a master end and a slave end. Master component masses are connected to and balanced at the balance pole master end on a master sled with a master gimbal apparatus, and slave component masses are connected to and balanced at the balance pole slave end on a support structure or slave sled with a slave gimbal apparatus. A tertiary gimbal is attached to the balance pole at its center of balance. The system includes a mechanism to replicate the motion of the master gimbal at the slave gimbal so the orientation of the master sled is mimicked by the slave sled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: Garrett W. Brown
  • Patent number: 7911395
    Abstract: There is provided an optically driven, transmitting and receiving antenna transformable into an electrically invisible antenna when inactive, including a light source, a semiconductor wafer illuminatable by the light source and a microwave source or sensor. The wafer has a surface for forming optically induced plasma or electron hole concentration, assuming a spatial and temporal pattern defined by a light beam impinging thereon. Upon the wafer being exposed to the light beam having a power level sufficient for creating a dense plasma or electron hole concentration in the wafer, the wafer becomes reflective to microwaves, and returns to transparency when light from the light source is turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Kilolambda Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Doron Nevo, Moshe Oron, Ram Oron, Boaz Nemet
  • Patent number: 7854435
    Abstract: A wheel mechanism having two or more rows of three or more wheels wherein the lower-most points of the wheels in a row an arc. The wheels may be disposed on runners affixed to a cart or be attached directly to a frame or floor component of the cart. An arced shape can be implemented by varying the diameter of the wheels or the attachment components. The wheel mechanism can be incorporated into various types of carts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventor: Colin Alan Campbell
  • Patent number: 7814857
    Abstract: A cable control apparatus comprises a carrier disposed on a loop of cable; one or more trigger points disposed on the loop of cable; a control mechanism to control movement of the loop of cable, the control mechanism comprising a plurality of sensors to sense the one or more trigger points, and a motor to impart movement to the loop of cable. The sensors are functionally connected to the motor, and the motor has at least two wheels about which the loop of cable is wrapped a plurality of times. A first sensor of the plurality of sensors stops the motor and reverses the direction of the cable to bring the carrier to a base location; a second sensor of the plurality of sensors stops the motor when the carrier reaches the base location; and a third sensor of the plurality of sensors restarts the motor. In one embodiment, the carrier takes the form of a predator for frightening animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: Joseph Patrick Hally
  • Patent number: 7777919
    Abstract: Methods using a modular document sorting apparatus are disclosed. A plurality of modules are functionally connected to one another to enable them to scan documents for information and sort the documents according to the scanned information. Each module performs at least one function. Functions can include, feeding documents into the apparatus, singulating documents, transporting documents through at least a portion of the apparatus, scanning documents, printing on documents and sorting documents according to scanned information. Each module may be powered by a separate power supply. A single on/off switch can control a plurality of modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Tritek Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Malatesta
  • Patent number: RE42336
    Abstract: A virtual computer monitor is described which enables instantaneous and intuitive visual access to large amounts of visual data by providing the user with a large display projected virtually in front of the user. The user wears a head-mounted display or holds a portable display containing a head-tracker or other motion tracker, which together allow the user to position an instantaneous viewport provided by the display at any position within the large virtual display by turning to look in the desired direction. The instantaneous viewport further includes a mouse pointer, which may be positioned by turning the user's head or moving the portable display, and which may be further positioned using a mouse or analogous control device. A particular advantage of the virtual computer monitor is intuitive access to enlarged computer output for visually-impaired individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Rembrandt Portable Display Technologies, LP
    Inventors: Sina Fateh, James F. Flack, Arthur L. Zwern
  • Patent number: D639702
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: Louis Jean-Denis
  • Patent number: D651074
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Procacci Brothers Sales Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Lacey