Patents Represented by Attorney Walter J. Tencza, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8312580
    Abstract: An apparatus including a housing, and a knife connected to the housing, wherein the knife at least partially folds into the housing. The apparatus also may include a first device for cracking a vehicle windshield, wherein the first device is connected to the housing. The apparatus may also include a second device for cutting a vehicle seat belt, wherein the second device is connected to the housing and at least partially folds into the housing. The knife may be connected to the housing so that the knife rotates in order to at least partially fold into the housing. The first device may include a first spring so that the first device can be compressed into the housing or expanded away from the housing. The second device may be connected to the housing so that the second device rotates in order to at least partially fold into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Master Cutlery Inc.
    Inventor: Victor Lee
  • Patent number: 8308620
    Abstract: A multipurpose exercise machine requiring only three points of adjustment centrally located. It has a one point height adjustment and two adjustments for the rotating arm assemblies. Dip and chin up bars are attached to the arm assemblies. The machine contains an integrated swingable workout bench. Through the use of a pulley system and counter balance assembly, the cable system maintains tension and provides a constant length of cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Grzegorz Lyszczarz
  • Patent number: 8305257
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of determining a wave height directional spectrum of an ocean wave field using the intermediate-frequency (IF) signal from marine radars with a rotating antenna, using either a fully coherent or a standard non-coherent transmitter/receiver modified for coherent-on-receive use. The method may include receiving the IF radar ocean surface echo signal for a series of transmit pulses, at a sequence of azimuthal antenna positions, and a number of antenna rotations covering several minutes, then generating a matrix of complex IF signal samples from these, deriving phases for each sample, generating the difference in phase for consecutive azimuths, then Doppler shifts, and finally radial velocities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Dennis B. Trizna
  • Patent number: 8282103
    Abstract: A flight stand apparatus for use in playing a airplane combat game including a deck having a first attachment device and a deck top surface, a base having a first opening, and an altitude pole having a first end and an opposing second end. The altitude pole and the base may be configured so that the first end of the altitude pole is adapted to be inserted into the first opening of the base, and the altitude pole is thereby temporarily fixed to the base so that the altitude pole is substantially at a right angle with respect to the base. The first attachment device of the deck is configured to temporarily fix the deck on the altitude pole between the first end and the second end of the altitude pole, so that the deck top surface is substantially at a right angle with respect to the altitude pole and substantially parallel to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: John F. Stanoch
  • Patent number: 8268110
    Abstract: A method comprising the steps of putting together a first piece including a wear layer, a pattern layer, and a base layer, arranged in a sandwich manner, such that the wear layer is on top of the pattern layer, the pattern layer is on top of the base layer, and the pattern layer is in between the wear layer and the base layer. The method may also include removing portions of the first piece to form a first floor plank, such as by removing a first substantially L-shaped portion of the wear layer, removing a second substantially L-shaped portion of the pattern layer, and removing a third substantially L-shaped portion of the base layer. Adhesive may be applied to locations on the first floor plank where substantially L-shaped portions have been removed to adhere the first floor plank to one or more substantially identical floor planks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Advance Vinyl Floor Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventor: Chao Kang Pien
  • Patent number: 8221272
    Abstract: A golf mat is disclosed comprising a body portion or ground sheet; and a means for holding the body portion in a position which is elevated a first distance above a ground surface. The means for holding the body portion may be connected to the body portion substantially perpendicular to the body portion. The body portion and the means for holding the body portion may be configured so that when the body portion is placed so that it is substantially parallel to the ground surface and elevated above the ground surface, and the means for holding the body portion is in contact with the ground surface, the majority of the body portion is not in contact with the ground surface so that there is a cavity beneath the body portion in which natural grass from the ground surface can grow without being restrained at least to a height of the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Koncelik, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8219672
    Abstract: A data server computer ring including first and second data server computers, and any number of further data server computers. The data server computer “ring” can include any configuration in which the data server computers are connected together by communications links. The first and second data server computers are programmed by a computer program so that when one of the first and second data server computers is not operating, so that it is a non operating data server computer, the other of the first and second data server computers takes over one or more functions normally performed by the non operating data server computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 8156710
    Abstract: A piece for flooring which includes a wear layer, a pattern layer, a base layer, and a backing layer. The base layer may be made of a mixture including ilmenite powder. About one third of the mixture may be ilmenite powder. The mixture may also include calcium carbonate, wherein about one quarter of the mixture is calcium carbonate. The mixture may further include polyvinylchloride, wherein about one quarter of the mixture is polyvinylchloride. The backing layer may include a plurality of devices which are hexagonally shaped, wherein the plurality of devices form a honeycomb structure which contacts a top floor surface when the piece is placed on the top floor surface. The backing layer may have a bottom surface including anti-slip backing film, which may be comprised of polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Advance Vinyl Floor Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventor: Chao Kang Pien
  • Patent number: 8152014
    Abstract: A first container is provided including a first base, a first wall, a second wall, a third wall, and a fourth wall. The first, second, third, and fourth walls, can each be placed in an erect state, substantially perpendicular to the first base or in a collapsed state substantially parallel to the first base. The first and second walls, which oppose each other, can also be placed in ramp states to allow a vehicle or cargo to be rolled over the first or second walls and onto the first base. Inverted J-shaped slots allow the first wall or the second wall to pivot about multiple pivot points with respect to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventors: Paul J. Elstone, Sr., Daniel L. Clemens, Thomas F. Craig, Robert M. Murnane, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8106813
    Abstract: An radar apparatus including a first transmitter, a second transmitter, a first receiver, a second receiver, and a control device. The control device is programmed to use both the characteristics of a first transmit signal from the first transmitter and a second transmit signal from the second transmitter to determine a first control signal for applying to the first receiver to determine its impulse response characteristics, and to determine a second control signal for applying to the second receiver to determine its impulse response characteristics which differ from the first receiver. These control signals have the ability to separate out the first transmit signal and the second transmit signal from their combined sum that appears at the input of the receiver. The procedure can be generalized to include any number of transmit signals and a corresponding number of control signals to separate out the transmit signals from their combined form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Unnikrishna Sreedharan Pillai
  • Patent number: 8061858
    Abstract: An image projection lighting device including a base housing, a yoke, a lamp housing, and a video projector located inside the lamp housing, is disclosed. The video projector includes a video projector housing. The video projector housing can be moved into a first position and a second position in relation to the lamp housing. The first position is a video projector operating position in which the video projector cannot be serviced. The video projector can be serviced in the second position. A projector lamp cannot be accessed in the first position but can be accessed in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Barco Lighting Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Belliveau, Keith Dell Bickers, Robert T. Smith
  • Patent number: 8063906
    Abstract: A multiparameter stage lighting apparatus is provided comprising a lamp housing, which may include a plurality of sets of light emitting diodes, each set of light emitting diodes having a plurality of colors, the plurality of sets of light emitting diodes forming an additive color mixing system. The multiparameter stage lighting apparatus may further include a plurality of pie shaped light emitting circuit boards, one light emitting circuit board for each set of the plurality of sets of light emitting diodes, each set of the plurality of sets of light emitting diodes mounted to its respective light emitting circuit board. The multiparameter stage lighting apparatus may further include a plurality of light emitting diode signaling circuit boards, one for each of the plurality of pie shaped light emitting circuit boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Barco Lighting Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Belliveau, Thomas Edward Grimes
  • Patent number: 8057368
    Abstract: A multipurpose exercise machine requiring only three points of adjustment centrally located. It has a one point height adjustment and two adjustments for the rotating arm assemblies. Dip and chin up bars are attached to the arm assemblies. The machine contains an integrated swingable workout bench. Through the use of a pulley system and counter balance assembly, the cable system maintains tension and provides a constant length of cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Grzegorz Lyszczarz
  • Patent number: 8050880
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the present invention relates to an iterative method for generating an almost-constant, nearly constant, or substantially-constant envelope time signal with prescribed Fourier transform magnitude in the frequency domain, and a constant envelope time signal whose Fourier transform magnitude closely matches the prescribed Fourier transform magnitude in the frequency domain. Different starting points for the iterative algorithm give rise to different solutions and their accuracy can be adjusted using a monotonic error criterion presented here.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: C & P Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Unnikrishna Sreedharan Pillai, Ke Yong Li
  • Patent number: 8047678
    Abstract: A multiparameter stage lighting apparatus is provided comprising a lamp housing, which may include a plurality of sets of light emitting diodes, each set of light emitting diodes having a plurality of colors, the plurality of sets of light emitting diodes forming an additive color mixing system. The multiparameter stage lighting apparatus may further include a plurality of pie shaped light emitting circuit boards, one light emitting circuit board for each set of the plurality of sets of light emitting diodes, each set of the plurality of sets of light emitting diodes mounted to its respective light emitting circuit board. The multiparameter stage lighting apparatus may further include a plurality of light emitting diode signaling circuit boards, one for each of the plurality of pie shaped light emitting circuit boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Barco Lighting Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Belliveau, Michael Bell, David Karl Peck, David Dahly, Kevin Joseph Lowe, Robert Clayton Bruce, Brian Emerson Jurek
  • Patent number: 8023647
    Abstract: A public key cryptographic system and method is provided for a password or any other predefined personal secret information that defeats key factoring and spoofing attacks. The method adopts a new technique of encrypting a password or any predefined secret information by a numeric function of itself, replacing the fixed public key of the conventional RSA encryption. The whole process involving key generation, encryption, decryption and password handling is discussed in detail. Mathematical and cryptanalytical proofs of defeating factoring and spoofing attacks are furnished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: Cheman Shaik
  • Patent number: 7993027
    Abstract: A theatre lighting apparatus comprising a base, a communications port, a processor, a memory, and a lamp housing is disclosed. The lamp housing may include a lamp, a reflector, an output lens, a motor, and a homogenizing lens. The homogenizing lens may be comprised of a plurality of radially arranged lenticular lenses. The processor may be programmed to enable a motor to vary a position of the homogenizing lens in relation to a position of the output lens. The homogenizing lens may be comprised of a first half and a second half, each of which may have a plurality of radially arranged lenticular lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Barco Lighting Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Belliveau, Michael Bell, Joe Shelton Williamson, III
  • Patent number: RE43017
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that uses a plurality of light sources. The light sources may be light emitting diodes (LEDs). The light sources are arranged and mounted to a deformable flexible substrate. The light sources are arranged and mounted to the substrate as to emit their radiation perpendicular to the substrate. The substrate is flexed in a concave or convex manner by motor, magnetic field or other mechanical means. The light sources may emit their radiation perpendicular to the substrate, or the may diverge or converge their radiation away from the substrate. Perforations in the substrate provide cooling to the light sources by convection or forced air. A threaded holder may be screwed onto threads on a case in order to bend the flexible substrate to change the direction of light from the light sources mounted to the flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Richard S. Belliveau
  • Patent number: RE43234
    Abstract: A central controller and a number of image projection lighting devices (“IPLD”), a type of multiparameter light, are interconnected by an enhanced performance communications path that is capable of simultaneously carrying different digital signals on various bidirectional channels, such as various content signals, including continuous video and/or audio, in digital form on respective content transfer channels, a command signal on a control channel, and a control or content signal in digital form on an auxiliary channel. In accordance with commands transmitted from the central controller over the control channel, content signals may be sent from any of the IPLDs to any other of the IPLDs, or from the central controller to any of the IPLDs, or from any of the IPLDs to the central controller. The IPLDs have respective unique device addresses, and the control channel, the auxiliary channel, and the content transfer channels also have respective unique channel addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Richard S. Belliveau
  • Patent number: RE43476
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a central controller and multiparameter lights, including IPLDs. A display of the multiparameter lights at the central controller includes the IPLDs and their image parameters, which are used to evoke a display of graphics tools at the central controller for originating images. Images originating at the central controller are transmitted to the IPLDs either by or under control of the central controller. The graphics tools may also be able to manipulate images. The central controller is provided with one or more image editors, which include the graphics tools. The outputs of the image editors, which are referred to as “image banks,” are routed to multiple multiparameter lights (including IPLDs) in accordance with assignments made by the operator of the central controller. The central controller also uses a collage display screen of a collage generator to allow the operator to select an image to collage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Richard S. Belliveau