Patents Examined by Joseph Kaufman
  • Patent number: RE46506
    Abstract: A bottle stopper is provided having a cylindrical body formed of a resilient, flexible, elastic material that includes a first cylindrical section adapted to be inserted into an opening of a bottle in sealing engagement with the bottle and a second cylindrical section disposed adjacent the first cylindrical section for extending above the opening of the bottle when the first cylindrical section is inserted in sealing engagement with the bottle. An air passageway is disposed adjacent and extends longitudinally along substantially at least the length of the first cylindrical section and along the internal periphery of the cylindrical body. A visual indicator, preferably a spout, is disposed on an outer surface of the second cylindrical section for identifying the relative location of the air passageway with respect to the visual indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Haley's Corker, Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Haley
  • Patent number: RE46510
    Abstract: Medical devices such as medical containers can be formed of glass and annealed which produces a clean device having a low bio-burden, or formed by plastic molding which produces a clean device. The clean devices are immediately transferred to a controlled environment such as a clean room or localized area to avoid the need to maintain cleanliness levels in an entire room. Syringe tip closures can be introduced into the housing assembly, where syringe barrels and tip closures are cleaned with filtered ionized air and the tip closures are coupled to the barrels. The syringe barrels can be filled with a substance and a closure member attached. While still in the housing assembly the syringe barrels can be formed into an array and placed in a clean outer container, which is then closed and sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Robert B. Odell, Donald L. Porfano, James C. Kropatsch, Jorge J. Campos, Mario de Aguero Servin, Patrick G. Carre, Mark A. German
  • Patent number: RE46571
    Abstract: A humidifier includes a base configured to retain a body of liquid therein, a top cover, and a seal disposed between the top cover and the base. At least a portion of the base is constructed of a heat conducting material. The top cover defines both an inlet and an outlet communicated with an interior of the base. The inlet is configured to receive pressurized breathable gas and the outlet is configured to deliver the pressurized breathable gas with added humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Alexander Virr, Ian Malcolm Smith, Perry David Lithgow, Richard Llewelyn Jones, Andrew Cheung
  • Patent number: RE46616
    Abstract: A portable moisture trap for use with a vacuum pump includes: a housing; a cooling chamber positioned at least partially within the housing including a first inlet port and a second outlet port; a lid that sealably attaches to a top portion of the cooling chamber to seal the cooling chamber; a heat sink residing under the cooling chamber; a thermoelectric device having an upper cooling side and a lower heat generating side residing between the cooling chamber and the heat sink; a fan oriented to blow air upwardly toward the heat sink; and a baffle extending downwardly in the cooling chamber from a location proximate the lid to a location proximate an inner bottom surface of the cooling chamber, with the baffle configured to define a physical barrier to urge air received through the first port to flow down toward the inner bottom surface of the cooling chamber before exiting through the second port, to thereby remove moisture from air traveling through the cooling chamber in response to a vacuum pump in fluid
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: InstroTek, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter D. Muse, Johnny Gordon Williams, Ali Regimand, Lawrence H. James
  • Patent number: RE46634
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a fuser includes a heat roller, an endless belt, a first press roller and a second press roller. The heat roller rotates and contacts a toner surface side of a sheet, and heats the sheet. The endless belt contacts a part of an outer peripheral surface of the heat roller. The first press roller contacts a part of an inner peripheral surface of the endless belt, and is provided at an insertion part of the sheet in a nip portion where the heat roller contacts the endless belt. The second press roller contacts a part of the inner peripheral surface of the endless belt, is provided at an exit part of the sheet in the nip portion, and has a lower rotational resistance than the first press roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Takahashi, Satoshi Kinouchi, Ryota Saeki, Shoko Shimmura, Toshihiro Sone
  • Patent number: RE46681
    Abstract: Disclosed are chain-type crampons for preventing mountain-climbing boots from being slipped on a snowy road or icy road when climbing a mountain. The crampons having an elastic band and chains mounted on the band are provided with a plurality of spikes and link rings, so that a brake power on the snowy road or icy road is increased and snow is not adhered to the crampons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: SNOWLINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jinhong Choi
  • Patent number: RE46687
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, photo-chromic and phosphorescent toys are disclosed. A photo-chromic and phosphorescent toy includes both photo-chromic and phosphorescent materials applied to the toy such as through an ink, paint, plastic, or dye. The photo-chromic and phosphorescent materials may be supplied within a material of the toy or applied-to a surface of the toy at the factory. The photo-chromic and phosphorescent materials may be activated in various ways with various light activating devices that can generate an activating light with appropriate wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Shoot The Moon Products II, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher B. Schmidt, William J. Hudson, Sunil W. Moothedah, David B. Small, Paul S. Rago, Brian D. Farley
  • Patent number: RE46708
    Abstract: A zone-control unit for use in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, the zone-control unit includes a heat exchanger, an inlet piping assembly coupled with the heat exchanger for supplying fluid to the heat exchanger, an outlet piping assembly coupled with the heat exchanger for receiving fluid from the heat exchanger, a bracket that maintains the inlet piping assembly and the outlet piping assembly in positional relationship, and an ancillary component coupled with the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: John C. Karamanos
  • Patent number: RE46875
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes an aligning member and a shift conveying unit. The aligning member is movable in a width direction perpendicular to a sheet conveying direction and presses a sheet stack loaded on a sheet processing tray so as to align the sheet stack in the width direction. The unit is provided on the upstream side of the tray and conveys a sheet, shifting the sheet in the width direction. Being shifted by the unit, sheets are loaded at first and second loading positions on the tray. When sheets are loaded at the first loading position, the aligning member is moved to a first standby position corresponding to the first loading position in advance. When sheets are loaded at the second loading position, the aligning member is moved in advance to a second standby position corresponding to the second loading position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keiko Fujita, Daisaku Kamiya, Hideki Kushida, Yasuo Fukatsu, Takako Hanada, Takayuki Fujii, Toshiyuki Miyake, Kenichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: RE46934
    Abstract: In the gaming machine, an effect producing unit is disposed behind the opened door which protrudes laterally outside the side face plane of the cabinet. The effect producing unit is disposed in the space between the cabinets of adjacent gaming machines so that the space can be efficiently utilized. In addition, the effects of the gaming machine can be enhanced since the effect producing unit produces the attractive effects to a game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Ishikawa, Yasuaki Tanabe
  • Patent number: RE46948
    Abstract: In the gaming machine, an effect producing unit is disposed behind the opened door which protrudes laterally outside the side face plane of the cabinet. The effect producing unit is disposed in the space between the cabinets of adjacent gaming machines so that the space can be efficiently utilized. In addition, the effects of the gaming machine can be enhanced since the effect producing unit produces the attractive effects to a game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Ishikawa, Yasuaki Tanabe
  • Patent number: RE47010
    Abstract: A valve and stem sealing assembly capable of preventing leakage under demanding environmental and operating conditions. The valve comprises a body and bonnet secured together to house a flow-element, stem, and stem sealing assembly. The body may contain a body joint encapsulated within its liner. The flow-element is positioned between a first port and second port on the valve. The body and bonnet may be configured to eliminate rotational forces from being translated to the bonnet. The stem sealing assembly comprises a primary seal, primary shaft insert, spacer, and force transmitting member. The stem sealing assembly may also comprise a secondary seal and secondary shaft insert. The stem seal assembly is substantially adjacent to the stem, and configured to fit within an annular space or cavity between the stem and the first body half, second body half, and bonnet. The valve may also include a leak detection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AEGIS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin W. Crochet, Sr., Norman Eger, Sidney A. Rovira, III
  • Patent number: RE47023
    Abstract: A wave generating apparatus mobile application controller and method is are provided, in which a mobile controller actuates a plurality of wave generating chambers in sequence using a delay between actuation of each chamber to produce a rideable wave in a pool. The mobile application controller allows the user to select the exact type of wave to be produced by the wave generator apparatus by selecting size, shape, and pattern of the wave. The application also allows the user to use a camera to photograph or record himself or herself or someone else, even while riding a wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: American Wave Machines, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce McFarland
  • Patent number: RE47129
    Abstract: A heat moisture exchange device received on a speaking tube mounted on an end of a tracheotomy tube. The heat moisture exchange device has a housing in which the air moves in a turbulent manner and passes through a heat moisture exchange filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SHIKANI MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Alan H Shikani, Frederick L. De Baugh, James Thomas
  • Patent number: RE47203
    Abstract: Provided is a rotary sprinkler that includes a housing, a rotatable irrigation head associated with a first magnet assembly, and a second magnet assembly associated with the housing and fitted with a rotary dampening mechanism. The first magnet assembly and the second magnet assembly are arranged with like poles facing each other so as to generate a repulsion force therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: NAANDANJAIN IRRIGATION LTD.
    Inventors: Oded Katzman, Zohar Katzman
  • Patent number: RE47247
    Abstract: This invention relates to a novel system which includes a new device (the DEVICE) and a new business process (the PROCESS) that combines multiple cards (for both financial and non-financial transactions) into one card in a secured manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Yinzi Cai
  • Patent number: RE47248
    Abstract: This invention relates to a novel system which includes a new device (the DEVICE) and a new business process (the PROCESS) that combines multiple cards (for both financial and non-financial transactions) into one card in a secured manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Yinzi Cai
  • Patent number: RE47406
    Abstract: A method for producing an over-running decoupler that is configured to transmit rotary power between a rotary member and a hub. The over-running decoupler includes a one-way clutch having a clutch spring, a carrier that is coupled to the clutch spring and at least one spring that resiliently couples the carrier to the hub. The method includes: establishing a desired fatigue life of the at least one spring; establishing a design deflection of the at least one spring during resonance, wherein deflection of the at least one spring at the design deflection during resonance does not reduce a fatigue life of the at least one spring below the desired fatigue life; and preventing resonance in the over-running decoupler by controlling a maximum deflection of the at least one spring such that the maximum deflection is less than or equal to the design deflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Litens Automotive Partnership
    Inventors: John R. Antchak, Jun Xu
  • Patent number: RE47450
    Abstract: A seat belt retractor for a seat belt includes a spool for winding the seatbelt, a first seat belt load limiting mechanism for limiting load applied on the seat belt in an emergency, a second seat belt load limiting mechanism for limiting the load applied to the seat belt when a predetermined condition based on an emergency situation is satisfied in the emergency, a driving member for actuating the second seat belt load limiting mechanism, and a controller for controlling the driving member. When the predetermined condition is satisfied, the controller sets the second seat belt load limiting mechanism in an operative state by not actuating the driving member. When the predetermined condition is not satisfied, the controller sets the second seat belt load limiting mechanism in an inoperative state by actuating the driving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS JAPAN K.K.
    Inventors: Koji Hiramatsu, Takahiro Nohara
  • Patent number: RE47526
    Abstract: An aerosolization apparatus comprises a housing defining a chamber having a plurality of air inlets. The chamber contains an aerosolizable pharmaceutical formulation or is sized to receive a receptacle which contains an aerosolizable pharmaceutical formulation. A shield covers at least one of the air inlets or a portion of at least one of the air inlets. The shield prevents blockage of the air inlet by a user grasping the apparatus and inadvertently covering the air inlet. An end section is associated with the housing. The end section is sized and shaped to be received in a user's mouth or nose so that the user may inhale through the end section to inhale aerosolized pharmaceutical formulation that has exited the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: BGP Products
    Inventors: Michael John Dunkley, Jon David Tuckwell, Edward William Vernon-Harcourt, Sameer Shirgaonkar