Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Wallenstein & Wagner Ltd.
  • Patent number: 7146652
    Abstract: The present invention provides a face guard connector assembly for a sports helmet, such as a football, hockey or lacrosse helmet. The face guard includes a plurality of elongated bar members that intersect to define a grid. The connector assembly removably connects the face guard to the helmet shell. The connector assembly includes a bracket having at least one channel configured to receive a portion of the face guard. The connector assembly further includes a shock absorber assembly that distributes an impact force at the face guard to the shell in an omni-directional manner. The shock absorber assembly includes an elastomeric grommet, a bushing, and a nut, each have an opening. When aligned, the openings collectively define a passageway configured to receive a fastener that secures the connector assembly to the sports helmet. The helmet shell has opposed side portions with each side portion having a mounting aperture that receives an extent of the shock absorber assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Riddell, Inc.
    Inventors: Thad M. Ide, Nelson Kraemer, Ralph J. Infusino
  • Patent number: 7134566
    Abstract: A lid for a container holding a flowable substance has an annular top wall. A side wall depends from the top wall, and has a mounting portion for connecting the lid on the container. The top wall has an opening that is adapted to permit the flow of the substance through the lid. The top wall also has a retaining member. The lid further has a closure member positioned on the mounting portion. The closure member is movable between a first position and a second position, wherein at least a portion of the closure member is received in the opening in the first position and at least a portion of the closure member is received in the retaining member in the second position. The opening and the closure member are cooperatively dimensioned such that the closure member is removably inserted in the opening. The retaining member and the closure member are cooperatively dimensioned such that the closure member is removably inserted in the retaining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Solo Cup Company
    Inventors: Stephen Alan Smith, Dawn Ellen Huston, Warren Giles Wiedmeyer, Stephen William Sullivan, Rich Matthiew Chin, Mohammed Maqsood Ahmed, John Stewart Gitschlag, David Raymond Langelan, Rajendra Ranjitbhai Chauhan, William Edward Hurst, James Tam Joines, Jr., Kevin Ray Smith, Mark Gerald Anhalt, Brian Norman Clarke
  • Patent number: 7131206
    Abstract: A jig saw for more precise movement during cutting with a laser alignment system for projecting a marker onto a workpiece to align with a target line to be cut. The laser alignment system comprises a housing, a laser generator within the housing, an internal battery supplying the laser generator, a switch which is positioned within the housing and independent of the main switch to turn on and turn off the laser generator. By turning on the switch, the laser generator projects a laser beam onto the workpiece ahead of the blade in alignment with the plane of the blade. The operator only needs to align the projected laser line along a target line on the workpiece to attain the more precise cutting without concentrating his observation exactly ahead of the cutting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Chervon International Trading Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shuming Wu
  • Patent number: 7131551
    Abstract: A lid for a container holding a flowable substance wherein the lid has a body with a top wall, a side wall, and a mounting portion for connecting the lid on the container. The body has a drink opening and at least one retaining member positioned in the top wall in various positions with respect to the drink opening. The lid further has a closure member that is movable between a first position wherein a portion of the closure member is received in the opening, and a second position wherein a portion of the closure member is received in the retaining member. The opening and the closure member are cooperatively dimensioned such that the closure member is removably inserted in the opening. The retaining member and the closure member are cooperatively dimensioned such that the closure member is removably inserted in the retaining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Solo Cup Company
    Inventor: Stephen Alan Smith
  • Patent number: 7126619
    Abstract: An optical scanning system and method for laser engraving a plurality of data subrasters into a substrate to form a raster of engraved data defining an image on the substrate. Each subraster has a length dimension and a width dimension. The system includes a transport assembly having an objective lens and a mirror, the mirror capable of reflecting a substantially collimated scanning beam incident thereon in a direction transverse to an axis of the incident beam such that it is directed to the objective lens. The objective lens is capable of focusing the scanning beam on the substrate to engrave a set of data in the width dimension of the subraster and the objective lens and mirror combination is capable of moving along the axis of the incident beam to allow subsequent engraving of other sets of data in the width dimension until a complete subraster is formed along its length dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Buzz Sales Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey G. Campbell, Leo Beiser
  • Patent number: 7121991
    Abstract: A bottom sealing workstation is provided for a cup forming machine. The bottom sealing workstation has a linear motion assembly, a rotation assembly, a phase change assembly. A first motor is mechanically connected to a linear motion assembly of the bottom sealing workstation to linearly move the linear motion assembly toward a mandrel, a second motor is mechanically connected to a rotation assembly of the bottom sealing workstation to rotate a forming tool in a circle having a radius, and a third motor is mechanically connected to the phase change assembly to adjust the radius of the circle in which the forming tool rotates. Additionally, a controller may be electrically connected to the bottom sealing workstation to send electronic signals to the first and third motors to quantitatively control various assemblies of the bottom sealing workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Solo Cup Operating Corporation
    Inventors: Dean Joseph Mannlein, James Joseph Mitchell
  • Patent number: 7121422
    Abstract: A disposable plate for carrying and serving food is disclosed. One particular aspect of the invention includes a plate with a substantially circular food-contact area with a substantially oval rim periphery. The rim is formed to make the plate easy to hold, with grooves adapted to accommodate fingers and/or thumbs. The present invention may be designed to segment the food storage areas of the plate into multiple compartments by using a divider wall. Also, the food-contact area can be slightly domed to force food to shift to the outer portion of the food-contact area and inhibit the food from slipping to the middle of the plate, thus keeping the plate center from sagging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Solo Cup Operating Corporation
    Inventors: John Stewart Gitschlag, Stephen Alan Smith, James Tam Joines, Jr., Kimberly Vaile Healy, Warren Giles Wiedmeyer, Bryce G. Rutter, John Howard Loudenslager, Ryan J. Bruce, Brian C. Bone, Jan R. Stillerman
  • Patent number: 7117066
    Abstract: A computer controlled cup forming machine is provided. The computer controlled cup forming machine has a main motor, a main controller, and a plurality of workstations having individual motors electrically connected to the main motor and the main controller. The main controller develops electrical signals of a drive or motion profile that are sent to the individual motors, and the main motor sends additional electrical signals to the individual motors to initiate the drive profiles at the individual motors. The main controller also has an input station to quantitatively control each of the individual motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Solo Cup Operating Corporation
    Inventors: Dean Joseph Mannlein, Thomas David Pyper, Jr.
  • Patent number: D527957
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: WKI Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Laura A. Ranieri
  • Patent number: D528705
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Riddell, Inc.
    Inventors: Thad M. Ide, Ralph J. Infusino, Nelson Kraemer, Timothy J. Sutherland
  • Patent number: D529052
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Autocar, LLC
    Inventors: William L. Dolesh, Robert Gordon Vit, Gerhard Engelbrecht, Michael Joseph La Vere, James Irwin Grubaugh
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    Patent number: D532215
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Newell Operating Company
    Inventors: Melanie Calabria, Joseph Edward Jasinski, Kevin Owen Roughton, Jeannette Anne Gatlin, Rebecca Blount Pezdek, Xiao Gang Guo
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    Patent number: D532216
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Newell Operating Company
    Inventors: Melanie Calabria, Joseph Edward Jasinski, Kevin Owen Roughton, Jeanette Anne Gatlin, Rebecca Blount Pezdek
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    Patent number: D532993
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Newell Operating Company
    Inventors: Melanie Calabria, Joseph Edward Jasinski, Kevin Owen Roughton, Jeannette Anne Gatlin, Rebecca Blount Pezdek, Xiao Gang Guo
  • Patent number: D533030
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: WKI Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Kearney, Lau Hing Yin
  • Patent number: D533746
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: WKI Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Levy, Patrick M. Kerulis, Yury Galperin
  • Patent number: D535153
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: WKI Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Eide, Jeffrey Kell, Timothy Virkus
  • Patent number: D535822
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Solo Cup Company
    Inventors: Stephen A. Smith, Ayberk Abayhan, Samuel I. Weisbard
  • Patent number: D535856
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: WKI Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey B. Kell
  • Patent number: D542590
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: WKI Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Levy, Patrick M. Kerulis, Yury Galperin