Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Weiss & Moy, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8342814
    Abstract: A pump apparatus includes a gear pump assembly interposed between top and bottom drive gear assemblies, and coupler assemblies interposed between a bottom of the top drive gear assembly and a top of the gear pump assembly, and between a top of the bottom drive gear assembly and a bottom of the gear pump assembly. The drive assemblies rotate a pre-feed auger. A cyclone screen located within a cyclone housing is positioned over a shaft of the pre-feed auger and interposed between a blade of the pre-feed auger and the bottom drive gear assembly. An intake housing is positioned over the blade of the pre-feed auger, and regulates fluid intake into the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Brent Ford
  • Patent number: 8333383
    Abstract: An improved poker card game that provides a player with as many as eleven unique cards from which the player can form a five-card poker hand is provided. Game play can begin by dealing two cards to at least one player. A first community card is provided face-up. A first group of four community cards are dealt face-up and positioned diagonally from two of the corners of the first community card. A second group of four community cards are dealt face-up and positioned diagonally from the remaining two corners of the first community card. A best five-card poker hand is determined for each player. The best five-card poker hand can include between zero and two cards from the two cards dealt to each player and at least three cards from the first community card and the first group of four community cards and the second group of four community cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: G2 Game Design, LLC
    Inventor: Antonio Patelidas
  • Patent number: 8323024
    Abstract: A system for controlling signals coming from or going to an aircraft simulator has a first slave circuit and a second slave circuit. The second slave circuit is used to monitor signals coming from the aircraft simulator. A multiplexer circuit is coupled to the first slave circuit. The first slave circuit sends control signals to the multiplexer circuit for controlling digital output signals being sent to the aircraft simulator. A master controller is coupled to the first slave circuit and the second slave circuit. The master controller is used for controlling operation of the first and second slave circuit. A computer system is coupled to the master controller. The computer system will display a listing of the aircraft simulator signals to be controlled. Selection of a desired aircraft simulator signal by an input device of the computer system will allow one to control the selected aircraft simulator signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Tracy R. Davidson
  • Patent number: 8262546
    Abstract: An inertial weight for physical conditioning includes a hollow housing having an inner cavity with first and second spaced apart opposed ends and defining a longitudinal axis extending therebetween. The inner cavity tapers transversely outwardly along the longitudinal axis from a mid section to each of the first and second spaced apart opposed ends. A viscous fluid mass is carried in the inner cavity, the viscous mass filling the inner cavity less than full to allow the viscous mass to move within the inner cavity. An attachment member is affixed to at last one of the opposed ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventors: Charles Mark Lashinske, Derek Donald Steveson
  • Patent number: 8262470
    Abstract: A slot machine has a wager receiving device to determine what currency is inserted into the slot machine. A processor is coupled to the wager receiving device. The processor executes program instructions causing the processor to: receive signals from the wager receiving device of the currency inserted into the slot machine; calculating a number of credits based on the currency inserted into the slot machine; and providing one of multiple credits for each paid credit or multiple plays of the slot machine per credit paid regardless of outcome of a previous play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Steve Haberkorn
  • Patent number: 8255018
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding an object has a holding piece for holding the object. A locating device is coupled to the holding piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Morgan J. Plaster
  • Patent number: 8254073
    Abstract: A two terminal transmit receive device passes small analog signals with a constant low resistance value to the input of a low noise, low voltage receiver amplifier and can protect the input against the high voltage transmit signals in ultrasound applications without the aid of any power supplies. The device uses depletion-mode transistors that are normally on to pass small analog signal and a voltage detection circuit that quickly turns off the depletion-mode transistors when the presence of high voltage is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Supertex, Inc.
    Inventors: Benedict C. K. Choy, Jimes Lei
  • Patent number: 8249699
    Abstract: A method for affecting balanced brain functioning with relational ambient sound is disclosed. During the process of balancing the brain's activity, an ambient sound is played for the subject to hear. The subject's brain develops a relationship between the process of bringing the brain to a balanced state and the ambient sound. As a result of this relationship, balanced brain functioning may then be affected by exposing the subject to that same ambient sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Brain State Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Lee Gerdes
  • Patent number: 8237460
    Abstract: A pogo pin inserting device for testing a semiconductor device has a pin feeder for storing a plurality of pogo pins. A socket mounting device has a socket mounted thereon, wherein the plurality of pogo pins is loaded into the socket by the pin feeder. A magnetic field applying device applies a magnetic field to the socket to allow the plurality of pogo pins loaded onto the socket to be inserted into the socket in one of a forward or backward direction. An air blowing portion supplies the socket with air to eject backwardly inserted pogo pins from the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Amkor Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Myeong Seong Park, Dae Seong Mun, Kyung Suk Ko
  • Patent number: 8228056
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for analysis of magnetic fields or signals used for the determination of the position of an object, wherein two temporally to each other shifted magnetic signals or fields are generated by two conductors arranged at least in part or completely separated from each other. The magnetic fields generated by the conductors are consecutively being captured by at least one and preferably three sensors arranged orthogonally to each other and determining from the captured signals information for determining the position of the object carrying the sensors relative to the conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Cairos Technologies AG
    Inventor: Tilman Bucher
  • Patent number: 8221020
    Abstract: A through pin assembly for securing an axle into a pair of mounting cheeks and to stabilize a machine member is disclosed. The pin assembly has an axle having a pair of end members formed on each end of the axle. A channel is formed through the axle and runs a length of the axle. The channel consists of a threaded area of the channel at the first end for use when removing the assembly; a hexagon, octagon or otherwise shaped area at the second end to interlock with the threaded part of the locking end member; two grooves in the channel, one at each end, as a seat for gaskets to seal off a grease or oil chamber for distribution to the bearing. A bearing is mounted on a central section of the axle. A pair of expansion sleeves is provided wherein one of the pair of expansion sleeves is positioned over each of the end member of the axle. A locking device is inserted into the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Svenska Expander AB
    Inventors: Roger Svensson, Anders Carlsson, Everth Svensson
  • Patent number: 8220019
    Abstract: A remote advertising system and method are provided. The advertising media (such as video, pictures, audio and text) may be stored on computer servers. The advertising media is downloaded to one or more kiosks at scheduled intervals and displayed on a rotating schedule. Users may interact with the advertisement to request additional information relating to the advertisement to be displayed, purchase the advertised products and services, or print out tickets, coupons or the like for related or unrelated products and services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Internet Sports International, Ltd.
    Inventors: William Shattuck Stearns, Ernest C. Matthews, IV, James Gladney
  • Patent number: 8201827
    Abstract: A bingo game and method in which bingo rules are used to simulate video poker and slot machine games. Players using linked terminals are assigned flashboards having multiple squares thereon, which squares have indicia thereon. If video poker is to be simulated, the indicia will be suit and value indicia of the type associated with playing cards. If slot machine play is to be simulated, the indicia will be of the like associated with slot machines, such as cherries, bars and bells. The calling of numbered bingo balls leads to the display to the player of corresponding indicia from numbered squares on the flashboard. A multiple overlapping ball draw may be utilized to accommodate slower and faster players, to allow overlapping games so that a slower player can have more time to play while a faster player can finish one game and commence another before the first game has closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Gary Weingardt
  • Patent number: 8198922
    Abstract: A digital switched current source is coupled to a programmable current source-driver and controlled by waveforms stored in the programmable and floating complementary sourcing and sinking current source-driver. A plurality of complementary P- and N-MOSFET is coupled to the programmable floating current source driver. The transformer-less programmable ultrasound transmit beamformer integrated circuit is provided and directly coupled to the plurality of transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Supertex, Inc.
    Inventor: Ching Chu
  • Patent number: 8197873
    Abstract: A method of enhancing the flavor of food by exposing the food to acoustic waves from a low frequency sonic transducer immersed in liquid is provided. The liquid may be the food itself and/or the food may be positioned within a range between about ΒΌ inch and about 20 feet from the liquid-containing container, and is preferably exposed to waves at a frequency ranging between about 1 Hertz to about 1000 Hertz, optimally 600 Hz for approximately one minute to 24 hours, optimally about 30 minutes. The acoustically-treated food is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Alphonse Cassone
  • Patent number: 8198738
    Abstract: A bond pad and a method of making the same for a semiconductor die has a bonding region formed on the bond pad. A test region is formed on the bond pad and is adjacent to the bonding region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Amkor Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Chan Ha Hwang, Do Hyun Na, Chang Deok Lee
  • Patent number: 8193624
    Abstract: A semiconductor package assembly has a first semiconductor package. A plurality of first solder balls is attached to the first semiconductor package. A circuit board is provided having a plurality of mounting pads that is electrically connected to the plurality of first solder balls. A first underfill is disposed on each of the plurality of first solder balls. The first underfill is disposed on interfaces between each of the plurality of first solder balls and the first semiconductor package and each of the plurality of first solder balls and the circuit board. The first underfill is removed from an area between adjacent first solder balls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Amkor Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Eun Sook Sohn
  • Patent number: D662850
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventors: Garabet A. Daniel, Haroutioun Sagherian, Lianna Kazaryan, Jaques Sagherian
  • Patent number: D664803
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventors: Vincent Argondizzo, Andrea Stearman
  • Patent number: D666037
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Clayton Ross