Patents by Inventor Paul M. Aumuller

Paul M. Aumuller 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: 8448280
    Abstract: A bridge replacement method is disclosed. The bridge includes a deck supported by a pair of abutments, each abutment having wing walls. The deck is removed, footings are cast in holes dug behind each abutment and a pier is provided on each footing. Substantially parallel and coplanar cambered beams are provided. Each beam spans between and is supported by the piers. A brace assembly reinforces the beam camber. On each adjacent pair of beams, precast deck elements are placed, such that each element of said plurality spans the beam pair, to define at least transverse gaps between the elements and put the upper surfaces of the elements in compression in a transverse direction. The gaps are grouted. After grout curing, the brace is adjusted to reduce the beam camber and cause the upper surface of the elements to also be put into compression in a direction parallel to the beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Newton Bridge Solutions Ltd
    Inventors: Paul M. Aumuller, Ed Newton, Thomas Koester
  • Publication number: 20120260439
    Abstract: A bridge replacement method is disclosed. The bridge includes a deck supported by a pair of abutments, each abutment having wing walls. The deck is removed, footings are cast in holes dug behind each abutment and a pier is provided on each footing. Substantially parallel and coplanar cambered beams are provided. Each beam spans between and is supported by the piers. A brace assembly reinforces the beam camber. On each adjacent pair of beams, precast deck elements are placed, such that each element of said plurality spans the beam pair, to define at least transverse gaps between the elements and put the upper surfaces of the elements in compression in a transverse direction. The gaps are grouted. After grout curing, the brace is adjusted to reduce the beam camber and cause the upper surface of the elements to also be put into compression in a direction parallel to the beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: NEWTON BRIDGE SOLUTIONS LTD
    Inventors: Paul M. Aumuller, Ed Newton, Thomas Koester
  • Patent number: 8234738
    Abstract: A bridge replacement method is disclosed. The bridge includes a deck supported by a pair of abutments, each abutment having wing walls. The deck is removed, footings are cast in holes dug behind each abutment and a pier is provided on each footing. Substantially parallel and coplanar cambered beams are provided. Each beam spans between and is supported by the piers. A brace assembly reinforces the beam camber. On each adjacent pair of beams, precast deck elements are placed, such that each element of said plurality spans the beam pair, to define at least transverse gaps between the elements and put the upper surfaces of the elements in compression in a transverse direction. The gaps are grouted. After grout curing, the brace is adjusted to reduce the beam camber and cause the upper surface of the elements to also be put into compression in a direction parallel to the beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Newton Bridge Solutions Ltd
    Inventors: Paul M. Aumuller, Ed Newton, Thomas Koester
  • Publication number: 20110219554
    Abstract: A bridge replacement method is disclosed. The bridge includes a deck supported by a pair of abutments, each abutment having wing walls. The deck is removed, footings are cast in holes dug behind each abutment and a pier is provided on each footing. Substantially parallel and coplanar cambered beams are provided. Each beam spans between and is supported by the piers. A brace assembly reinforces the beam camber. On each adjacent pair of beams, precast deck elements are placed, such that each element of said plurality spans the beam pair, to define at least transverse gaps between the elements and put the upper surfaces of the elements in compression in a transverse direction. The gaps are grouted. After grout curing, the brace is adjusted to reduce the beam camber and cause the upper surface of the elements to also be put into compression in a direction parallel to the beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Paul M. Aumuller, Ed Newton, Thomas Koester
  • Patent number: 6799968
    Abstract: A micro-etcher that utilizes abrasive dust as the abrasive material, and which provides for effective dust suppression through the use of a gas-liquid aerosol spray. The tool consists of a means for the emission of an abrasive-laden stream of gas. A spray of gas-liquid aerosol is also emitted from the tool in a manner which effectively controls widespread contamination by the emitted abrasive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: IX Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul M. Aumuller, Paolo Accettone
  • Publication number: 20040020945
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mixer comprising a receptacle, a support, a gas tube and a shaker. The receptacle defines a chamber including a lower portion for receiving a supply of particulate material and an upper portion contiguous with the lower portion. The receptacle has an inlet formed therethrough contiguous with the lower portion and an outlet formed therethrough contiguous with the upper portion. A support is provided, for supporting the receptacle for vibratory movement. A gas tube delivers a flow of gas to the inlet. A shaker is connected to the receptacle to effect said vibratory movement in a manner sufficiently vigorous to create a dispersion of said particulate material through which gas delivered to the inlet can diffuse to the outlet, at least a portion of said dispersion being fluidized so as to issue, with said gas, through the outlet as a flow of gas having particulate material entrained therewithin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Applicant: IX Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul M. Aumuller, Paolo Accettone
  • Publication number: 20030215768
    Abstract: A dental/medical handpiece having a flexible portion is disclosed. In one embodiment, the handpiece is an abrasion handpiece, for use with a flow of gas having abrasive material entrained therewithin, and comprises a housing including a handle, a nozzle-receiving portion and a flexible neck connecting the handle to the nozzle-receiving portion. A nozzle rigidly attached to the nozzle-receiving portion of the housing is also provided, as is a gas tube. The gas tube has a first end adapted to receive said flow, and extends, from said first end, through the handle, the neck portion and the nozzle-receiving portion, to the nozzle, to direct said flow to issue through the nozzle, outwardly from the housing. In another embodiment, the handpiece is a rotary tool, for use with a rotary bit, such as a dental drill. In a further embodiment, the handpiece is a laser handpiece, for use with a laser generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventors: Paul M. Aumuller, Paolo Accettone
  • Patent number: 6508648
    Abstract: An abrasion device is disclosed, which utilizes abrasive dust as abrasive material, and which provides for effective dust suppression through the use of a liquid-gas aerosol spray. The device consists of a means for the emission of a stream of the abrasive material. A spray of gas-liquid aerosol is also emitted from the device in a manner which effectively controls widespread contamination by the emitted abrasive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: IX Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul M. Aumuller, Paolo Accettone
  • Publication number: 20020123020
    Abstract: A micro-etcher that utilizes abrasive dust as the abrasive material, and which provides for effective dust suppression through the use of a gas-liquid aerosol spray. The tool consists of a means for the emission of an abrasive-laden stream of gas. A spray of gas-liquid aerosol is also emitted from the tool in a manner which effectively controls widespread contamination by the emitted abrasive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventors: Paul M. Aumuller, Paolo Accettone
  • Patent number: 6309217
    Abstract: A dental abrading tool for use in micro-dentistry that utilizes abrasive dust as the abrasion material, and which provides for effective dust suppression through the use of a water-aerosol spray. The tool consists of a means for the emission of a stream of the abrasive material A spray of water-aerosol is also emitted from the tool in a manner which effectively controls widespread contamination by the emitted abrasive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignees: Ardem Inc.
    Inventor: Paul M. Aumuller
  • Publication number: 20010021496
    Abstract: An abrasion device is disclosed, which utilizes abrasive dust as abrasive material, and which provides for effective dust suppression through the use of a liquid-gas aerosol spray. The device consists of a means for the emission of a stream of the abrasive material. A spray of gas-liquid aerosol is also emitted from the device in a manner which effectively controls widespread contamination by the emitted abrasive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Publication date: September 13, 2001
    Inventors: Paul M. Aumuller, Paolo Accettone