Patents by Inventor Richard Abrams

Richard Abrams 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: 10918023
    Abstract: A method and system for inhibiting the growth of unwanted plants at and about the base of trees, shrubs, and other ornamental and/or commercial plants; while providing protection to the trunk, stalk, root crown, and/or plant roots from damage inherently caused by mulching material itself, and from damage caused landscaping or cultivation techniques, while promoting the oxygenation of the plant, and additionally avoiding and/or treating pathogen infection or infestation of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Richard Abrams
  • Publication number: 20180220596
    Abstract: A method and system for inhibiting the growth of unwanted plants at and about the base of trees, shrubs, and other ornamental and/or commercial plants; while providing protection to the trunk, stalk, root crown, and/or plant roots from damage inherently caused by mulching material itself, and from damage caused landscaping or cultivation techniques, while promoting the oxygenation of the plant, and additionally avoiding and/or treating pathogen infection or infestation of the plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventor: Richard ABRAMS
  • Publication number: 20140263098
    Abstract: The disclosure provides apparatuses and methods for the reduction of the concentration of contaminants in residential drinking water. The apparatuses and methods described herein are capable of lowering the concentration of 1,4 dioxane found in well water to well below the state mandated maximum concentrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Abrams, William B. Kerfoot
  • Publication number: 20100096958
    Abstract: An appliance with a main body portion and a pivot that allows the appliance to be pivotally mounted to a support structure so that it may be in a retracted position or a non-retracted position; said appliance having a handle portion with a first bolt recess located within said handle; and further comprising a lock body that in use is also attached to said support structure and that houses a first bolt that operably engages a first channel within said lock body; means of moving said bolt from a first position in which it is retracted within said body to a second extended position where it may engage said bolt recess and thereby lock the appliance in a retracted position against said support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: TEMPUS COMPUTERS LIMITED
    Inventor: Richard A. Abram
  • Publication number: 20080063581
    Abstract: Regenerative selective catalytic reduction (RSCR) systems and process are provided whereby NOx levels in gases are reduced by mixing the gas with a reactant and then introducing the gas into an RSCR apparatus for treatment that entails heating the gas, causing the gas to undergo one or more catalytic reactions, and then directing the gas through a heat transfer area, to which the gas provides heat for use in connection with successive cycles of the RSCR process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventor: Richard Abrams
  • Publication number: 20080019404
    Abstract: A technique for stabilising and scanning a cw-laser cavity (3) is demonstrated. The technique involves the incorporation of an inactivity birefringent etalon (15). Such an etalon provides a means for deriving a polarised electric field component (17) from an intracavity electric field (16) of the laser cavity, the orientation of polarisation of the polarised electric field component being dependent on the frequency and polarisation of the intracavity electric field (16). Appropriate analysis of this polarised electric field component (17) enables the laser cavity to be stabilised and frequency tuned while ensuring single mode operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Richard Abram, Kyle Gardner, Erling Riis
  • Publication number: 20070291446
    Abstract: A computer docking apparatus for use with a portable computer, particularly in vehicles, having a cradle member suitable for receiving a portable computer and a closure member, and electrical connector assembly that operably makes power and/or data transfer connections to the computer, the connector assembly being attached to the closure member the position of which may be changed such that the computer may be inserted into or removed from the cradle when the closure member is in a first position and moving the closure member from this first position to a second position causes the electrical connector assembly to engage the computer to allow power and/or data-transfer connections between the docking apparatus and the computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: Tempus Computers Limited
    Inventor: Richard Abram
  • Publication number: 20070201202
    Abstract: A computer dock having a device for protecting a portable computer against damage during vertical or inclined insertion within the computer dock. The computer dock includes an abutment member, slidably mounted on a rail, and biased to an upper position when the dock is not in use; the abutment member moving downwardly as a result of abutment against a portable computer during insertion, and at the same time exerting an upward force that at least in part counteracts the downward force of gravity acting on the portable computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Applicant: Tempus Computers Limited
    Inventor: Richard Abram
  • Patent number: 7176607
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light reflecting polymeric composition that includes at least one halogenated-flame-retardant-additive-free polymer having dispersed therein a pigment package including a combination of Sb2O3 and TiO2. The Sb2O3 and TiO2 preferably have an average particle size within the range of from about 0.05 ?m to about 1.0 ?m, and more preferably about 0.2 ?m. When used in combination, the Sb2O3 and TiO2 pigments synergistically interact together to provide a polymeric composition exhibiting a reflectivity that is substantially higher than can be obtained by the use of either of the pigments alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: Deenadayalu Chundury, Richard Abrams, Ronald M. Harris, Mir Ali, Theophilus G. McGee, II, Susan T. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20060067865
    Abstract: Regenerative selective catalytic reduction (RSCR) systems and process are provided whereby NOx levels in gases are reduced by mixing the gas with a reactant and then introducing the gas into an RSCR apparatus for treatment that entails heating the gas, causing the gas to undergo one or more catalytic reactions, and then directing the gas through a heat transfer area, to which the gas provides heat for use in connection with successive cycles of the RSCR process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventor: Richard Abrams
  • Publication number: 20050095534
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light reflecting polymeric composition that includes at least one halogenated-flame-retardant-additive-free polymer having dispersed therein a pigment package including a combination of Sb2O3 and TiO2. The Sb2O3 and TiO2 preferably have an average particle size within the range of from about 0.05 ?m to about 1.0 ?m, and more preferably about 0.2 ?m. When used in combination, the Sb2O3 and TiO2 pigments synergistically interact together to provide a polymeric composition exhibiting a reflectivity that is substantially higher than can be obtained by the use of either of the pigments alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Applicant: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: Deenadayalu Chundury, Richard Abrams, Ronald Harris, Mir Ali, Theophilus McGee, Susan Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6838494
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light reflecting polymeric composition that includes at least one halogenated-flame-retardant-additive-free polymer having dispersed therein a pigment package including a combination of Sb2O3 and TiO2. The Sb2O3 and TiO2 preferably have an average particle size within the range of from about 0.05 ?m to about 1.0 ?m, and more preferably about 0.2 ?m. When used in combination, the Sb2O3 and TiO2 pigments synergistically interact together to provide a polymeric composition exhibiting a reflectivity that is substantially higher than can be obtained by the use of either of the pigments alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: Deenadayalu Chundury, Richard Abrams, Ronald M. Harris, Mir Ali, Theophilus G. McGee, II, Susan T. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20040125603
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light reflecting polymeric composition that includes at least one halogenated-flame-retardant-additive-free polymer having dispersed therein a pigment package including a combination of Sb2O3 and TiO2. The Sb2O3 and TiO2 preferably have an average particle size within the range of from about 0.05 &mgr;m to about 1.0 &mgr;m, and more preferably about 0.2 &mgr;m. When used in combination, the Sb2O3 and TiO2 pigments synergistically interact together to provide a polymeric composition exhibiting a reflectivity that is substantially higher than can be obtained by the use of either of the pigments alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: Deenadayalu Chundury, Richard Abrams, Ronald M. Harris, Mir Ali, Theophilus G. McGee, Susan T. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 5467868
    Abstract: An ophthalmic lens package for inspection, sterilization, and delivery of the lens having a substantial planar first surface with a concave bowl, the bowl having a radius of curvature larger than the radius of the lens placed inside the bowl allowing the lens to center and settle in the middle of the bowl. About the bowl is an annular sealing area, preferably a planar annulus raised above the first planar surface away from the bowl, circumferentially about the circular boundary of the first planar surface and the concave bowl. The package is hermetically sealed along the sealing area with a sealing sheet substantially parallel with the first planar surface and covering the concave bowl. The package is constructed of a non-nucleated polymer so that when water is placed in the bowl, the polymer surface is sufficiently wettable to substantially flatten the water meniscus in the center and thereby eliminate associated optical aberrations, permitting undistorted in-package inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Abrams, Russell J. Edwards, James A. Ebel, Darren S. Keene
  • Patent number: 4878498
    Abstract: A method and systen in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to automatically monitor and display the occurrence and the duration of the seizure activity generated during the administration of electrically induced therapeutic seizures. The ECT device includes a special-purpose electroencephaloraph (EEG) system to detect a specific EEG parameter (e.g. integrated voltage) of the electrically induced EEG seizure. The detected integrated voltage is converted to digital data and compared to a threshold reference value previously obtained from the same patient. The operator is informed by an electronic alphanumeric elapsed time display or indications on a moving strip chart paper record, or oscilloscope CRT screen, when the parameter has crossed the predetermined threshold reference value and how long since the termination of the ECT the parameter has taken to reach the reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Assignee: Somatics, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Abrams, Conrad M. Swartz
  • Patent number: 4873981
    Abstract: A method and system in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to automatically monitor and display the occurrence and the duration of the seizure activity generated during the administration of the electrically induced therapeutic seizures. The ECT device includes a special-purpose electroencephalograph (EEG) system to detect a specific EEG parameter (e.g. integrated voltage) of the electrically induced EEG seizure. The detected integrated voltage is converted to digital data and compared to a threshold reference value previously obtained from the same patient. The operator is informed by an electronic alphanumeric elapsed time display or indications on a moving strip chart paper record, or oscilloscope CRT screen, when the parameter has crossed the predetermined threshold reference value and how long since the termination of the ECT the parameter has taken to reach the reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Assignee: Somatics, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Abrams, Conrad M. Swartz
  • Patent number: D345101
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Abrams
  • Patent number: D365023
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Abrams, W. Anthony Martin, Robert J. Tesar