Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Walter A. Hackler
  • Patent number: 8328152
    Abstract: A coaster or trivet includes a liquid impervious base and a liquid absorbent gel disposed on the base. The gel may comprise a hydrogel including a plurality of gel layers. Each gel layer is a different adhesive property with a first gel layer having a relatively high peel strength for contacting the base and a second gel layer having a relatively low peel strength for removably contacting a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Axelgaard Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Doug R. Jeffery
  • Patent number: 8327873
    Abstract: Temperature control valve apparatus for preventing back flow from a cold water line into a hot water line includes a housing having an inlet or connection to a hot water line, an outlet for a connection to a cold water line and an interconnecting bore with a valve seat. A removable valve plug is disposed in the bore proximate the valve seat and a valve spring biases the valve plug in a spaced apart relationship with the valve seat for enabling water to flow therepast and through the housing from the hot water line to the cold water line. A thermal actuator disposed in an operative position for moving the valve plug to a seating position against the valve plug is provided to prevent water flow therepast from the cold water line to the hot water line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: ACT, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry K. Acker
  • Patent number: 8320988
    Abstract: A medical electrode includes a moderately conductive flexible member having a top side and a bottom side with a plurality of highly conductive patterns disposed on the conductive flexible member bottom side in a spaced apart relationship. A moderately highly conductive layer disposed on the conductive flexible member bottom side and covering the conductive patterns, for adhering the electrode to a patient's skin. A connector is provided for establishing electrical contact with an external apparatus. The connector includes a leadwire having conductive portions in electrical communication with the conductive patterns and non-conductive portions between the conductive patterns. Control over conductivity between the leadwire conductive portion and the conductive pattern is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Axelgaard Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jens Axelgaard
  • Patent number: 8307471
    Abstract: Bather movement apparatus for use with a sidewall opening bath enclosure generally includes a chaise, a stanchion having a stirrup for supporting the chaise along with a pivot post extending exterior to the bath enclosure and a pivot arm interconnecting the pivot post and stanchion for enabling arcuate movement of the chaise between a bathing position within the bath enclosure and a doorway position outside of the bath enclosure. The movement of the chaise passes the chaise through the bath enclosure side opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Axcess Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wm. Seymour, Deon Colchester, Robert Rotstan, Jr., Carl Tenbrink
  • Patent number: 8307851
    Abstract: A water flow regulation system includes a pair of water valves having turnable stems for controlling water flow through the valves and a pair of pinions, one fixed to each of the valve stems. A toothed rack is provided which is sized and configured for engagement with the pinions. A housing supports the valves and rack with teeth of both pinions engaging the rack teeth in order that translational movement of the rack causes simultaneous rotation of the pinions with concomitant simultaneous opening and closing of the valves. A remote control and a sheathed cable interconnecting said remote control and the rack are provided for operation of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: 456Corp
    Inventor: Marc Warsowe
  • Patent number: 8287042
    Abstract: A foldable shopping cart seat includes a back with a hook extending between columns for hanging the back on a shopping cart front. Side rails slidably disposed along corresponding columns and downwardly extendable therefrom support a seat having parallel front and back rails with a pliable material extending therebetween. Scissor-like cross pieces extend between a front and back rail of the seat and are pivotably attached thereto for enabling the seat to fold against the back for carrying the shopping cart seat to and from a retail store and supporting the seat on the floor adjacent a shopping cart front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Werner K. Schimmeyer
  • Patent number: 8287593
    Abstract: An adjustable multifocal intraocular lens system for an individual's eye, includes a base multifocal intraocular lens having an optic with an optical axis, a peripheral edge, a multifocal optical power anterior surface and a posterior surface along with an attachment for maintaining the base multifocal lens in the individual's eye with the optical axis centered along an eye optical axis. An enhanced multifocal intraocular lens is provided with an optic with a peripheral edge, an anterior surface and a reverse multifocal optical power posterior surface, and a coupling enables assembly of the base lens and enhance lens with the enhance lens posterior surface overlaying the base lens anterior surface in order that the enhance intraocular lens reverse multifocal surface adjust multifocal powers of the base IOL by substantially masking near power of the base multifocal intraocular lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Valdemar Portney
  • Patent number: 8276548
    Abstract: A portable tankless water heater includes a heat exchanger disposed in a sealed housing with an inlet cold water line and an outlet hot water line extending outside the sealed housing. A burner, disposed in an operative relationship with said heat exchanger is provided for heating water flowing through said heat exchanger and an exhaust system induces draft of air from a housing air inlet through said heat exchanger and out of a housing flue outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Girard Systems
    Inventors: Franco Consadori, Gerald Rennert, Ryan Chavez
  • Patent number: 8276220
    Abstract: A height adjustable seat for a bath enclosure includes a frame first portion for supporting a person in a sitting position within the bath enclosure and a frame second portion disposed exterior to the bath enclosure. A mechanism for raising and lowering said frame first portion within said bath enclosure a guide system enables adjustment of inclination of the frame first portion as the frame first portion is raised and lowered with the bath enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Wm. Seymour, Carl Evan Tenbrink
  • Patent number: 8273096
    Abstract: An aneurysm clip with two rotatably connected scissors-shaped clip parts, each part having one clamping arm and one operating arm. The two clip parts are guided in such a fashion that they can be rotated in a working rotation range between a closed and an open end position. The two clip parts are connected to each other by a push-fit rotary lock, with the two clip parts axially inserted into one another in an open assembly rotation position outside of the working rotation range, and are axially locked to one another by subsequent rotation into the working rotation range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Peter Lazic GmbH
    Inventor: Daniel Lazic
  • Patent number: 8262715
    Abstract: The invention provides a medical device having a thermostat for temperature measurement, irrigation/aspiration ports for fluid exchange and application of therapeutic modalities, a pressure manometer for pressure measurement, and an external system for control of temperature, pressure, and flow rate. When applied to the eye, eyelid and orbit, this device can be used in hypothermia or hyperthermia applications, the control of intraocular pressure (IOP), and the application of treatment modalities. Methods of using the device in treating patients suffering from central retinal artery occlusion, anterior optic nerve disease, pathology of the choroid and retina including the macula, inflammation of the eye including the vitreous and anterior segment, glaucoma, inflammation and/or infections of the anterior and/or posterior segment of the eye, treatment before/during/after surgery of the eye, and the application of treatment modalities including iontophoresis through a semi-permeable membrane are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Eye Delivery System, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Wong, Jr., Timothy L. Lee, Markus D. Wong, Michael T. Vu
  • Patent number: 8260466
    Abstract: A device for controlling an irrigation system includes an interrupter for interconnection in a serial manner between a solenoid return common line and a preexisting irrigation timer, a controller for operating the interrupter in a periodic fashion is provided as well as an adjuster, in communication with the controller, for changing the periodicity of the interrupter operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventors: Greig E. Altieri, Matthew K. Davenport, Howard J. Jelinek, Jae Y. Kim, Henry M. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 8257149
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method, in particular a turning method, for producing a rotationally symmetrical surface on a rotating workpiece (1), wherein a cutting edge (3) is inserted into the workpiece (1) many times. During each insertion (41), a new contour portion (11; 34), also referred to as a groove, is formed. The insertion positions lie so closely together that the resulting contour (7) generated on the workpiece (1) consists exclusively of adjacent residual contours or residual grooves (11?) which have arisen from the new contour portions or grooves (11; 34). Any interim contour portions (24) which have formed between the insertion positions during repositioning of the cutting edge (3) are removed again during the next insertion (41). The resulting rotationally symmetrical surface is twist-free. The method can be implemented using conventional lathes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: FELSOMAT GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Helmut Jaeger
  • Patent number: 8239979
    Abstract: A modular easy access bathing enclosure includes a shell having a seating area and a standing area with a contiguous sidewall. The sidewall around the standing area includes an access opening extending from a shell top to an opening bottom proximate the standing area. A pocket door is provided for enclosing the access opening and is movable into the sidewall surrounding the standing area. Inflatable gaskets are provided for sealing and locking the door in the access opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Axcess Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wm. Seymour, Deon Colchester, Robert Rotstan, Jr., Carl Tenbrink
  • Patent number: 8233153
    Abstract: The invention relates to a position detection system for the contactless interferometric detection of the location of a target object. A target object unit comprises a reference light transmitter, which is configured such that it transmits a reference light beam having curved light wave fronts. The target object unit comprises at least one detector array having a plurality of detector pixels, which is fixed to the target object unit such that the reference light beam of the reference light transmitter impinges on the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: ISIS Sentronics GmbH
    Inventor: Alexander Knüttel
  • Patent number: 8205274
    Abstract: A toilet featuring a lift and clean toilet seat hinge includes a toilet bowl, toilet seat, and the hinge includes a hinge base, a post, and a flap for closing the hinge base. The mounting post is provided with an expandable head and the flap includes a ring for expanding the head in order to releasably lock the mounting post to the toilet seat hinge base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: WDI International, Inc.
    Inventors: Shan Lin, Yanxin Xu
  • Patent number: 8207805
    Abstract: The invention relates to a push-button (5) having a housing (10), with which there are associated at least a first actuation member (6) which triggers a haptic control signal and one or more permanent magnet(s) (3) which can be guided past at least a second actuation member (2) which triggers a switching operation, and there is associated with the first actuation member (6), which triggers a haptic response, a control element having a first progressive or degressive control face portion (6.1) and at least a second adjoining control face portion (6.2) which behaves in an inverse manner and along which the actuation member is guided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: W. Gessmann GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Wild, J{hacek over (o)}rg Reisinger, Oliver Höger, Nikolaus Rades
  • Patent number: 8181617
    Abstract: An ignition device for the ignition of a gas mixture in a main combustion chamber (1), in particular of an internal combustion engine, is proposed, wherein the absorber body (5) is heated by means of a laser (8). A prechamber (10) is located upstream of the absorber body (5) on the combustion chamber inner side (6) in order to improve the ignition behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Multitorch GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Kuhnert, Maurice Kettner, Georg Maul
  • Patent number: D660906
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: K-D Hermann GmbH Contact-Preisauszeichnung-Etikettiersysteme
    Inventor: Martin Hermann
  • Patent number: D663986
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Kirchner & Wilhelm GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Regina Kirchner-Gottschalk