Patents by Inventor James B. O'Maley

James B. O'Maley 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: 6431400
    Abstract: A dispenser apparatus for controlling the type and brand of a product dispensed therefrom, so that only authorized products are dispensed from the apparatus. A container inserted into a housing case stores the product, the container having an exit port. A chute directs the flow of the discharged product. A drive assembly causes the product to move from the container through the chute to be dispensed therefrom. A magnetic sensor is attached to a support surface of the housing case, and a wafer is attached to the container. The wafer has a magnet embedded therein, and the container is inserted into the housing case so that the wafer is received by and mates with the housing case to align the magnet with the magnetic sensor. A location of the magnet embedded in the wafer of the container is detected by the magnetic sensor of the housing case so that the container is identified. The drive means is only activated when the container is identified as an authorized container based on the location of the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: UltraClenz Engineering Group
    Inventors: James B. O'Maley, Francis J. Parker, Alan Levy
  • Patent number: 6426701
    Abstract: A handwash monitoring system and method for providing an alert when a person must wash their hands. A badge worn by a person is activated to register at least one of a visual, audible or tactile alarm by a beacon placed where contamination may occur when the badge enters the range of the beacon. The person must wash their hands according to visual and audible prompts issued by a base unit in a wash area to clear the badge alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: UltraClenz Engineering Group
    Inventors: Allan Levy, James B. O'Maley, Francis J. Parker
  • Publication number: 20020067044
    Abstract: A cover latch is used to secure a cover of a dispenser apparatus by engaging catches in the dispenser apparatus while being held in place by attached springs. The cover latch consists of a handle connected to a latch assembly through a rod. Pulling on the handle compresses the springs connected to the latch assembly and frees the latch assembly from catches in the dispenser apparatus. An O-ring on the rod seals the dispenser apparatus from contaminants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: Zefu Chen, James B. O'Maley, Francis J. Parker
  • Patent number: 6347724
    Abstract: A dispenser apparatus and dispensing method for dispensing a product stored in a container by pressing a dispensing tube connected to the container. A motor rotates a cam that extends a press plate to press the dispensing tube against a back plate. A check valve permits unidirectional dispensing of the product from the container. A pinch-off unit pinches the dispensing tube or a second check valve is used to prevent the product from returning to the container while the press plate presses against the dispensing tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: UltraClenz Engineering Group
    Inventors: Zefu Chen, James B. O'Maley, Francis J. Parker
  • Patent number: 5275052
    Abstract: An ultrasonic inspection system uses a submerged ultrasonic transducer to provide an ultrasonic beam focused to a small spot on a submerged surface of a member to be internally inspected. By use of a focused beam projected through a fluid, such as water, to a submerged surface, the ultrasonic energy is efficiently coupled to a surface area which may be small and/or of irregular or curved shape. Systems and methods for inspecting turbine rotor blade tenons permit a turbine rotor with hundreds of blades to be rotated past a submerged transducer with automatic recording and processing of ultrasonic echoes to develop two-dimensional color images of internal portions of tenons at which cracks may typically occur. Automated adjustment of beam focusing of a transducer including an array of elements and threshold monitoring of fault-indicative echo returns are provided for.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignee: New York Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Michael G. Luttrell, James B. O'Maley, Kenneth R. Solomon
  • Patent number: 4179685
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically identifying paper currency, stocks, stamps, and the like, by optically examining and viewing regions on the currency. The graphic pattern scanned is stored as signal information and then compared with signals representing predetermined standard information on the pattern of the currency. An identification is obtained upon the concurrence of a predetermined amount of the two information signals being compared. The system can accommodate lateral shifts of the currency and skew angles of arrival of the currency, and still provides a suitable identification. In the case of lateral shifts, it can either compensate for the shift or provide comparisons with a plurality of standard information signs, each for a different lateral displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1979
    Assignee: Abbott Coin Counter Company, Inc.
    Inventor: James B. O'Maley
  • Patent number: 4039768
    Abstract: A pay telephone station monitor system which monitors the operation of a pay telephone station and detects malfunction of the pay station equipment. An alarm signal is produced upon detection of such malfunction which signal is transmitted to a central office to produce a visual output display upon predetermined occurrences of the alarm signals. The monitor system senses the impedances of the transmitter and receiver elements in the handset of the telephone, the time delay between removing the handset from the cradle and the occurrence of dial tone, and the delay between the onset of dial tone and dial tone break. The central office equipment produces a hierarchy of visual indications indicative of the number of times faults have occurred, and also gives a time reading since the occurrence of an initial fault or since the last successful use of the pay station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1977
    Inventor: James B. O'Maley