Patents by Inventor Gary Graham

Gary Graham has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7111856
    Abstract: A mobile support system having a central region that allows the legs to move in an unobstructed manner and providing an upper body support assembly where the weight is distributed between the elbow region and hand region of the individual for a desirable weight distribution for assisted bipedal motion such as walking or running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Inventor: Gary Graham
  • Publication number: 20050151810
    Abstract: An ink container for an ink delivery system in an inkjet printer, the ink container comprising a bottle for holding a supply of ink, a cap attached to the bottle to form a hermetic seal therebetween, the cap including an air inlet channel and an ink exit channel, and a color indicator ring having a key projecting therefrom. The color indicator ring resides between the ink bottle and the cap and is capable of being fixed in a plurality of predetermined orientations, with each orientation corresponding to a predetermined angle between the key and a line defined by the air inlet channel and the ink exit channel. The inkjet printer includes a plurality of receptacles, each adapted to receive a corresponding ink container containing an ink of a different or predetermined color. Each receptacle has an ink reservoir attached at the base thereof and includes a vertically oriented groove located at a predetermined position on the sidewall of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: Gary Graham, Robert Pearsons
  • Publication number: 20050026120
    Abstract: A rosary includes a flexible elongate member and a plurality of beads carried thereby. The rosary may also include a sensor, and an audible indicator carried by the flexible elongate member for providing an audible indication based upon the sensor. The rosary may further include a visual indicator, in addition to or in place of, the audible indicator. The visual indicator may also be carried by the flexible elongate member for providing a visual indication based upon the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventors: Raffaella Delvecchio, Gary Graham
  • Patent number: 6827675
    Abstract: The exercise apparatus comprises a frame and a carriage. A resistance system resists movement of the carriage with respect to the frame and the longitudinally headward direction. The resistance system allows the resistance to be changed at the head end portion of the frame and further does not require elastic members to travel with the carriage when they are not use. The rebound system that adjusts the range of motion of the carriage comprises two flexible members attached to the carriage and the frame and a resistance member is attached to a central portion of the flexible members and resists lateral seperation of the central portions of the flexible members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Inventor: Gary Graham
  • Patent number: 6383122
    Abstract: The exercise apparatus comprises a frame and a carriage. A resistance system resists movement of the carriage with respect to the frame and the longitudinally headward direction. The resistance system allows the resistance to be changed at the head end portion of the frame and further does not require elastic members to travel with the carriage when they are not use. The rebound system that adjusts the range of motion of the carriage comprises two flexible members attached to the carriage and the frame and a resistance member is attached to a central portion of the flexible members and resists lateral seperation of the central portions of the flexible members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Gary Graham
  • Patent number: 6042523
    Abstract: A therapeutic exercise machine particularly adapted for restoring and/or maintaining the range of motion for post operative patients and for general therapeutic use. There is a carriage assembly mounted for back and forth longitudinal motion along a support frame. A plurality of tensioning cords urge the carriage frame to a forward location, and there is a contact plate mounted to the carriage frame. The person using the machine presses his or her feet or hands against the contact plate and moves it back and forth against the force of the tensioning cords. The tensioning cords are arranged so that there is an operating end that can be selectively attached to the front of the frame or to the carriage frame to vary the magnitude of the tensioning force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Inventor: Gary A. Graham
  • Patent number: 6036380
    Abstract: An inkjet printer includes a plastic platen and a structural member extending upward from the base of the printer. The printing surface is supported by the upper surface of the structural member. This surface is held flat to within very tight tolerances. The bottom of the platen printing surface is retained against this surface so that it conforms to the shape of this surface structural member to create a substantially flat printing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: ENCAD, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis J. Astroth, Gary Graham, Scott D. Slade, Barry Schwartz, Truong Nguyen, Linda Schott, Don Spann
  • Patent number: 5801725
    Abstract: A service station for an ink jet printer is provided with a base station and a sliding sled having both wipers and caps mounted thereon. Power for sled motion during wiping and capping is provided by the movement of the print carriage of the ink jet printer. Sled motion is guided by pins on the sled which engage slots on the base station. A plank holds the sled in a temporarily stationary position during wiping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Encad, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Neese, William Golobeff, Jeffrey J. Rhine, Gary Graham, Richard A. Murray
  • Patent number: 5588946
    Abstract: A centrifuge and method of operating it, wherein a patient sample tube is first spun while non-aligned with the centrifugal force to make use of the Boycott effect, and then while aligned with the centrifugal force to allow any gel present between the separated phases to properly seal. A latch is used to hold it in the non-aligned position until the latch is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Graham, Merrit N. Jacobs, Russel H. Marvin, James D. Shaw, Nicholas VanBrunt
  • Patent number: 5364327
    Abstract: The exercise apparatus comprises a track assembly, a carriage movable on the track assembly and a kickplate assembly attached to the track assembly. The carriage is resiliently restrained to move toward one end of the track assembly. The kickplate assembly can be adjusted to be anywhere along the track assembly and the position of the kickplate on the kickplate assembly can be adjusted to vary its distance above the track assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Inventor: Gary A. Graham
  • Patent number: 5362079
    Abstract: An article carrying device comprising a hand cart and a beach chair. The article carrying device or beach caddy is comprised of a hand cart having a substantially triangular body wherein the point of the triangle has a handle and is the upper portion and the horizontal portion of the triangle is a base plate and forms the lower portion of the cart. A cylindrical rod is integrally attached to the base plate and passes through the hollow center of the same. The cylindrically shaped rod acts as an axle whereupon wide based wheels are attached to each end. The base plate has an L-shaped seat extending from its lowest edge which is adapted to engage a leg of a beach chair. Any beach chair having a substantially closed headrest support and legs can be used wherein the support is placed over the upper portion of the triangular body member and a leg is placed into the seat. Accordingly, the beach chair is securely attached to the triangularly shaped member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Inventor: Gary Graham
  • Patent number: 5299442
    Abstract: The apparatus comprises a frame and a carriage mounted slidably on the frame. The frame has a work support part and the carriage is equipped with a fastener, the threaded end of which extends through a hole in the work support part. A jack is situated between one member attached to the frame and another on the carriage. Extension of the jack moves the carriage on the frame to retract the fastener part way into the hole in the work support part. Tension springs, connected between a part attached to the frame and another on the carriage serve to restore the carriage to its at rest position relative to the frame when the jack is not extended. A flywheel is mounted on a shaft which engages the head of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Inventor: Gary A. Graham
  • Patent number: 5042797
    Abstract: In the subject apparatus the user lies, back down, on a shuttle platform which is mounted on parallel tracks and movable from end to end of the tracks. The shuttle is biased toward a position between the ends by primary and secondary energy storage and release apparatuses.The engagement of the shuttle and track assembly by the primary energy storage and release apparatus is constant. The secondary energy storage and release apparatus is constantly engaged with the shuttle and intermittently engaged with the track assembly. Both apparatuses are adjustable in terms of the at rest position of the shuttle on the track assembly and the forces in the apparatuses when at rest and in operation.Hand grips are attached to the track assembly by cables and are used by the user for setting the platform into oscillating motion on the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Inventor: Gary A. Graham
  • Patent number: 4884802
    Abstract: The apparatus comprises a carriage supported on a track assembly by rollers. Energy absorption and release apparatus biases the carriage toward an at-rest position approximately midway between the ends of the track assembly. The user lies back-down on the carriage and, using handles and a foot rest provided for the purpose, sets the carriage into reciprocating motion. The effort used in causing the motion and the acceleration forces experienced as a result of it provide effects beneficial to the user's voluntary muscles, skeletal muscles and internal organs. The energy absorption and release apparatus comprises primary and secondary apparatuses. The forces and energy levels involved in the operation of both the primary and secondary apparatuses is adjustable while the apparatus is in use, the secondary apparatus being adjustable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Inventor: Gary A. Graham
  • Patent number: 4775150
    Abstract: The subject apparatus comprises straps which conform snugly to the user's shoulders to limit headward motion of the user in a direction essentially parallel to the user's spine and support structure with which the user's back is in contact. One end of each strap is attached to the support structure essentially at the point of tangency of the user's shoulder with the support structure. The other end of each strap is pivotally connected to one end of one of a pair of structural arms the other ends of which are pivotally connected to the support structure some distance in the headward direction from the points of attachment of the straps to the structure. When the apparatus is engaged by a user the straps wrap around the user's shoulders from back to front and the arms are at an acute angle to the support surface with one of their ends near the front portions of the user's shoulders and the other ends at their points of attachment to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1988
    Inventor: Gary A. Graham
  • Patent number: 4706953
    Abstract: In the subject apparatus, the user lies back down on a platform which is roller mounted on parallel tracks and movable from end to end of the tracks. The platform is biased toward a position essentially midway between the ends by primary and secondary energy storage and release apparatuses. The secondary apparatus is engaged by the platform after it has moved partway toward one end or the other. Both apparatuses are adjustable in terms of spring rates and storage capacities. The engagement points of the platform with the secondary apparatus are adjustable. Hand grips are attached to the track assembly by cables and are used by the user for setting the platform into oscillating motion on the track. A footrest is also attached to the track assembly so that the user can set the platform into motion by applying foot pressure with either or both feet in combination, if desired, with force exerted by either or both hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Inventor: Gary A. Graham
  • Patent number: 4633160
    Abstract: A self-excited brushless alternator having a rotating field excited by an alternating current exciter whose armature rotates with the field winding of the alternator and is permanently connected to that winding by a rotating field rectifier. To obtain reliable regulation over a wind range of load and power factors, at least one exciter stator primary winding is magnetically coupled to at least one exciter rotator secondary winding which is connected by the rectifier to the main field. Primary excitation direct current for the exciter is derived by a magnetic coupling from a rotary auxiliary magnetic field produced by a feedback winding connected in series with the main field winding and rotating therewith. Preferably, current paths for the exciter primary excitation are different during and after build-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventor: Gary Graham
  • Patent number: D368574
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Inventor: Gary Graham