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The following list of patents that were obtained through our firm provides a useful overview of the wide variety of matter for which patent protection may be secured. Click on the patent number to see the details of the patent. Patent numbers with the prefix D denote design patents, which are similar to “industrial design” registrations in other countries. This list does not contain plant patents for asexually produced plants and certain other biological inventions.

Patent
Number
Title Issue Date
10,139,210 External bullet storage November 27, 2018
10,083,240 Method of data organization and data searching for constructing evidence-based beliefs within a social network September 25, 2018
10,070,600 Aeroponic system September 11, 2018
10,064,397 Aquarium theater device September 4, 2018
10,051,844 Modular submersible aquaculture raft August 21, 2018
10,024,771 Portable self-cleaning aggregrate mixture analysis unit July 17, 2018
10,021,886 Method and apparatus for deshelling shellfish July 17, 2018
D819,746 Chess board June 5, 2018
9,968,173 Method for producing fingernail tips March 15, 2018
D811,097 Brush February 27, 2018
D810,826 Bag tag February 20, 2018
D808,100 Scratching tool January 16, 2018
9,863,145 Masonry block system January 9, 2018
D805,135 Poker chip December 12, 2017
9,827,731 Clipper closure for filter belts November 28, 2017
9,789,938 Small watercraft launching device October 17, 2017
D799,932 Tool handle October 17, 2017
D796,582 Poker chip September 5, 2017
9,746,165 Wearable illunination gear August 29, 2017
9,730,399 Modular submersible aquaculture raft August 15, 2017
D793,775 Storage and display unit August 8, 2017
D793,774 Storage and display unit August 8, 2017
D792,541 Divot tool July 18, 2017
9,651,463 Apparatus and method for producing analysis samples May 16, 2017
9,616,579 Lifting grip April 11, 2017
9,587,762 Torque support for a valve lock March 7, 2017
9,545,354 Hydraulically adjustable walker January 17, 2017
9,527,130 Method for producing coding surfaces from a blank December 27, 2016
D722,033 Pliers November 22, 2016
9,381,678 Method and arrangement for recycling adhesive-containing film waste July 5, 2016
9,369,832 Method and system for remotely tracking multiple assets and updating team data June 14, 2016
9,359,056 Linear propulsion system for small watercraft June 7, 2016
9,277,785 Boot fastening device March 8, 2016
9,259,298 Dental implant system February 16, 2016
9,205,500 Method for coding a lock and a blank for same December 8, 2015
9,180,900 Wheel-unit-ready ski for ski-mounted vehicle November 10, 2015
9,163,439 Dual profile doorstop device October 20, 2015
9,112,349 Electromechanical excess temperature protection element August 18, 2015
D734,983 Detachable handle for cookware July 28, 2015
9,075,231 Carrier device for an electronic display unit July 7, 2015
9,072,992 Fuel filter with filter recognition July 7, 2015
9,072,389 Bracket for a slat in a slatted bedframe July 7, 2015
9,068,352 Framework serving as structural support and utility space June 30, 2015
9,010,028 Retractable gutter April 21, 2015
9,004,706 Outdoor speaker and illumination tower April 14, 2015
D724,421 Fastener for a bed frame March 17, 2015
D724,420 Fastener for a bed frame March 17, 2015
D723,908 Clip for a slatted bed frame March 10, 2015
D723,907 Clip for a slatted bed frame March 10, 2015
D723,394 Beverage can March 3, 2015
8,894,054 Device and method for stiffening and holding a workpiece for machining November 25, 2014
8,871,084 Fluid filter comprising a protected liquid sensor October 28, 2014
8,839,770 Bow crutch September 23, 2014
8,801,001 Wheel-unit-ready ski for ski-mounted vehicle August 12, 2014
D709,147 Treadmill belt July 15, 2015
8,777,781 Variable gravity training device July 15, 2014
8,635,984 Oil module comprising an integrated cooling water channel January 28, 2014
8,624,448 Electrodynamic linear oscillating motor January 7, 2014
8,598,729 Wave power plant December 3, 2013
8,596,014 Masonry block system December 3, 2013
8,591,169 Rotor for generating electrical power from a flow medium November 26, 2013
8,561,311 Apparatus for measuring and cutting treads October 22, 2013
D690,982 Bed slat October 8, 2013
D690,981 Bed slat October 8, 2013
8,512,086 Propulsion devices August 20, 2013
8,510,863 Impact shock absorbing material August 20, 2013
8,479,327 Lifting and support device July 9, 2013
8,454,263 Production-optimized manhole cover June 4, 2013
8,453,709 Jewelry with positive fingerprint impression June 4, 2013
D682,952 Game figure May 21, 2013
8,434,179 Breathable infant bedding May 7, 2013
D681,359 Lobster chair May 7, 2013
8,413,340 Safety guard for power saw April 9, 2013
8,353,510 Variable media feed system and printhead apparatus January 15, 2013
8,348,303 Airbag cover hinge with force-absorbing system January 8, 2013
8,304,518 Method for thermally treating polyester pellets to obtain a partial crystallization November 6, 2012
8,297,019 Mounting bracket for wall insulation October 30, 2012
8,269,628 Refrigeration case motion detector September 18, 2012
8,257,256 Retractor device September 4, 2012
8,250,677 Penis covering August 28, 2012
8,245,600 Insulated container with bottle opener August 21, 2012
8,188,305 Method of producing biodiesel with supercritical alcohol and apparatus for same May 29, 2012
8,157,289 Hinge for an airbag cover April 17, 2012
8,143,540 Multifunctional foot switch March 27, 2012
8,113,098 Automated shingle milling system February 14, 2012
8,104,996 Two-shell structural system for constructing plantable steep embankments formed from several layers January 31, 2012
8,096,577 Hinge for an air-bag cover January 17, 2012
8,087,101 Impact shock absorbing material January 3, 2012
D650,649 Pliers December 20, 2011
D650,648 Pliers December 20, 2011
D650,647 Pliers December 20, 2011
8,073,865 System and method for content extraction from unstructured sources December 6, 2011
8,036,999 Method for analyzing and classifying process data that operates a knowledge base in an open-book mode before defining any clusters October 11, 2011
8,017,010 Device for filtering a liquefied synthetic material September 13, 2011
8,017,002 Device for filtering a fluid, particularly for plastic processing plants September 13, 2011
8,015,865 Wind turbine foundation monitoring system September 13, 2011
8,002,321 Device for picking up loose material August 23, 2011
7,937,769 Knee pad May 10, 2011
7,911,772 Assembly aid for replacing keys on a key pad March 22,2011
7,898,553 Pick packet for web browser display March 1, 2011
7,886,639 Roll cutting apparatus February 15, 2011
7,834,910 Method and apparatus for panoramic imaging November 16, 2010
7,796,391 Junction box to protect individual solar panels from overheating September 14, 2010
7,793,437 Shoe sole September 14, 2010
D618,327 Panel heater June 22, 2010
7,669,338 Range finder March 2, 2010
7,650,749 Tidal power station device January 26, 2010
7,650,724 Tube with external channel January 26, 2010
7,641,046 Water-resistant combination case for handheld electronic devices January 5, 2010
7,600,447 Actuation lever October 13, 2009
7,556,205 Adaptable media card storage device July 7, 2009
7,545,121 Auxiliary vehicle power supply June 9, 2009
7,530,457 Swivel-lid protective case May 12, 2009
7,526,984 Roll cutting apparatus May 5, 2009
D591,010 Treeless saddle April 21, 2009
7,467,676 Method and device for preventing pipeskidding December 23, 2008
7,389,612 Geodesic structure June 24, 2008
D567,319 Divot tool April 22, 2008
7,337,861 Method and a device for preventing pipeskidding March 4, 2008
7,293,936 Precision aligning fastener November 13, 2007
7,293,635 Business travel bag November 13, 2007
7,271,887 Sunlight measuring device September 18, 2007
7,207,896 Aid for training a golf swing April 24, 2007
7,202,425 Under-pillow-block load cell April 10, 2007
7,195,208 Multi-device controller for model aircraft March 27, 2007
7,165,860 Viewing apparatus January 23, 2007
7,135,066 Titanium white paint for ice surfaces November 14, 2006
7,107,118 Laser welding control system September 12, 2006
7,077,346 Snow and/or ice liquefier July 18, 2006
7,066,008 Method for measuring concentration of solid or liquid particulate matter in a gaseous carrier medium June 27, 2006
7,017,213 Stomach sleeper March 28, 2006
7,011,486 Portable hoisting device March 14, 2006
7,008,001 Automatic tarper March 7, 2006
6,990,688 Thermochromic water proof apparel January 31, 2006
6,988,705 Fluent control valve January 24, 2006
6,983,943 Convertible ski-supported vehicle January 10, 2006
6,976,213 Method of automatically generating specifications and providing online services for same December 13, 2005
6,971,596 Snow and/or ice liquefier December 6, 2005
6,948,599 Sports bag insert September 27, 2005
6,932,359 Convertible ski-supported vehicle August 23, 2005
6,923,816 Medical skin-marking device August 2, 2005
6,905,051 Protective case for use with a belt June 14, 2005
6,902,368 Cargo-transfer apparatus and method June 7, 2005
6,889,987 Snowmobile support stand May 10, 2005
6,885,767 Silhouetting apparatus and method April 26, 2005
6,881,306 Combination electrode for electrochemical restoration of corrosion-damaged reinforced concrete and method of controlling same April 19, 2005
6,880,494 Toroidal internal combustion engine April 19, 2005
6,860,468 Flowable-material transfer device and system March 1, 2005
6,857,461 Method and device for the production of reticular structures February 22, 2005
6,854,255 Berry harvester February 15, 2005
6,851,378 Articulated multi-hull water craft February 8, 2005
6,844,846 Multi-mode GPS receiver January 18, 2005
6,824,147 Convertible ski-supported vehicle November 30, 2004
6,793,106 Bow-stern canoe box September 21, 2004
6,721,661 Method of distinguishing types of geologic sedimentation April 13, 2004
6,704,985 Threaded tool insert March 16, 2004
6,644,636 Clamp adapter November 11, 2003
6,634,719 Ice scruffer October 21, 2003
6,619,361 Multi-headed automated labeler September 16, 2003
6,575,686 Cargo-transfer apparatus and method June 10, 2003
6,571,495 Sign June 3, 2003
6,570,613 Resolution-enhancement method for digital imaging May 27, 2003
6,567,792 Method of data collection for fisheries management May 20, 2003
6,564,737 Single-frame-curve method of designing and constructing hulls May 20, 2003
6,560,905 Device for removing snow and other debris from ground surfaces May 13, 2003
6,558,442 Synthetic fuel production method May 6, 2003
6,550,153 Window template April 22, 2003
6,540,621 Golf grip training aid April 1, 2003
6,527,282 Convertible ski-supported vehicle March 4, 2003
6,514,181 Apparatus providing double-poling ski-movement and method for making same February 4, 2003
6,497,315 Brake/clutch module with simplified friction pad substitution December 24, 2002
6,497,198 Animal collar with integral identification holders December 24, 2002
6,488,640 Method and device for continuous passive lumbar motion (CLMP) for back exercise December 3, 2002
6,442,896 Multiple-axis hatch assembly September 3, 2002
6,440,249 Apparatus and method for applying labels August 27, 2002
6,436,105 Medical skin-marking device August 20, 2002
6,419,496 Learning method July 16, 2002
6,418,817 Wire stripper July 16, 2002
6,405,769 Material-recovery apparatus June 18, 2002
6,390,553 Back-support device May 21, 2002
6,379,305 Early-fetal-heartbeat-detection device and method April 30, 2002
6,357,375 Boat thruster control apparatus March 19, 2002
6,328,260 Wing spar modification kit December 11, 2001
6,309,676 Pet breath ameliorator October 30, 2001
6,286,629 Lift-positioning system September 11, 2001
6,279,747 Study aid device August 28, 2001
6,267,080 Outdoor recreation enclosure for pets July 31, 2001
6,267,071 Adjustable helm seat and actuating apparatus of same July 31, 2001
6,260,293 Device for removing snow and other debris from ground surfaces July 17, 2001
6,256,955 Apparatus and method for debris-collecting in masonry cavity walls July 10, 2001
6,240,167 Telephone-linked commodity-billing method May 29, 2001
6,209,706 Article grouping and transferring system April 3, 2001
6,198,807 X-ray labeling tape March 6, 2001
6,196,678 Protective glasses with built-in corrective lenses March 6, 2001
6,172,702 Cable/satellite-ready television set January 9, 2001
6,172,334 Tool kit for shielded metal-arc welding January 9, 2001
6,170,661 Protective device for decorative bows on gift-wrapped packages January 9, 2001
D435,188 CD storage sleeve December 19, 2000
6,155,005 Lift-assisted entrance to an external basement entryway December 5, 2000
6,155,001 Carrier for ice fishing traps December 5, 2000
6,126,175 Collet-stop assembly October 3, 2000
6,105,940 Adaptive portable lifting device August 22, 2000
6,092,291 Helmet face-mask extractor July 25, 2000
6,063,007 Modular aerobic-exercise stepper May 16, 2000
6,046,772 Digital photography device and method April 4, 2000
6,030,578 Coupling assembly for the sterile transfer of sterile materials between a transportable container and a sterile enclosure February 29, 2000
6,014,030 Current-level monitor with hierarchical precision January 11, 2000
5,999,485 Method of distinguishing geological sequences and their boundaries December 7, 1999
5,976,549 Method to reduce bad breath in a pet by administering raw garlic November 2, 1999
5,975,306 Portable kit for providing a service November 2, 1999
5,959,219 Capacitive gas flow sensor September 28, 1999
5,941,742 Trolling motor mount August 24, 1999
5,938,395 Retractable carrier-platform device August 17, 1999
5,928,815 Proximity masking device for near-field optical lithography July 27, 1999
5,924,521 Marine vessel overboard emergency system July 20, 1999
5,901,659 Pivotally movable hiking bench May 11, 1999
5,880,954 Continous real time safety-related control system March 9, 1999
5,850,986 Reusable paper-roll core-chuck with interchangeable fins December 22, 1998
5,847,912 Active rectification and battery protection circuit December 8, 1998
5,845,436 Grave-marker support device December 8, 1998
5,836,402 Auger-holder November 17, 1998
5,823,585 Sports truck storage bumper set October 20, 1998
5,819,378 Buckle device with enhanced tension adjustment October 13, 1998
D397,947 Global positioning system receiver with offset shape September 8, 1998
5,802,492 Computer aided routing and positioning system September 1, 1998
D396,814 Global positioning system receiver with centered shape August 11, 1998
5,787,837 Movable hiking bench August 4, 1998
5,786,537 Vibratory ground-survey system July 28, 1998
5,782,034 Rodent trap July 21, 1998
5,779,853 Hole-filling tool July 14, 1998
5,775,494 Floating disk product package with window visibility, secure containment, and increased graphic surface area July 7, 1998
5,772,559 Modular aerobic-exercise stepper June 30, 1998
5,769,608 Resonant system to pump liquids, measure volume, and detect bubbles June 23, 1998
5,765,612 Quick-connect engine oil drainage system June 16, 1998
5,759,415 Method and apparatus for separating floating and non-floating particulate from rainwater drainage June 2, 1998
5,741,298 Method and devices for video-assisted surgical techniques April 21, 1998
5,735,777 Adaptive weight device April 7, 1998
5,721,739 Method for detecting read errors, correcting single-bit read errors, and reporting multiple-bit read errors February 24, 1998
5,717,990 Protective garment with stand-off hood February 17, 1998
5,717,170 Swinging-weight vibrator for seismic exploration February 10, 1998
5,713,495 Eye-drop dispenser guide February 20, 1998
5,709,165 Foraging unit for avian, mammalian and reptilian species and method of use January 20, 1998
5,706,991 Portable tool holder with stabilizing base January 13, 1998
5,699,687 Firearm security device December 23, 1997
5,692,451 Sea chest covers December 2, 1997
5,684,755 Underwater pinger automatic deployment switch November 4, 1997
5,678,511 Bathing device for pets October 21, 1997
5,671,701 Apparatus and method for enhancing the efficiency of liquid-fuel-burning systems September 30, 1997
5,666,701 Shoulder-strap retainer apparatus September 16, 1997
5,645,289 Cylinder Sled July 8, 1997
5,644,460 Multi-rail electrostatic discharge protection device July 1, 1997
5,635,784 Bearingless ultrasound-sweep rotor June 3, 1997
5,627,801 Underwater pinger acoustic resonance chamber May 6, 1997
5,624,409 Variable-pulse dynamic fluid flow controller April 29, 1997
5,624,009 Wheelchair lift April 29, 1997
5,617,808 Portable foam tube boat with flexible shell April 8, 1997
5,617,048 Hysteretic power-up circuit April 1, 1997
5,615,942 Light socket adapter April 1, 1997
5,613,372 Heat pump system dehumidifier with secondary water loop March 25, 1997
5,609,678 Paint solvent with glycol ether, oxidizing oil, propylene glycol or propylene carbonate, and nmp or isoalkane March 11, 1997
5,608,929 Patient-positioning device March 11, 1997
5,592,113 Gradual frequency changing circuit January 7, 1997
5,590,864 Easel for handicapped artists January 7, 1997
5,578,260 Apparatus and process for making a mold of the foot, ankle, and lower leg November 26, 1996
5,565,807 BICMOS power-up circuit with hysteresis October 15, 1996
5,563,890 Sonet/sdh pointer justification gap elimination circuit October 8, 1996
5,559,707 Computer aided routing system September 24, 1996
5,559,664 Electromechanical relay system September 24, 1996
5,553,684 Single-unit system for controlling vehicle acceleration and braking September 10, 1996
5,549,782 Laminating apparatus August 27, 1996
5,536,966 Retrograde NWell cathode Schottky transistor and fabrication process July 16, 1996
5,535,086 ESD protection circuit and method for BICMOS devices July 9, 1996
5,533,381 Conversion of liquid volume, density, and viscosity to frequency signals July 9, 1996
5,521,789 BICMOS electrostatic discharge protection circuit May 28, 1996
5,508,702 BICMOS digital-to-analog conversion April 16, 1996
5,504,964 Chimney flue cleaning apparatus April 9, 1996
5,489,861 High power, edge controlled output buffer February 6, 1996
5,482,540 Electrostatic precipitator frame stabilizer and method of operation January 9, 1996
5,459,412 BICMOS circuit for translation of ECL logic levels to MOS logic levels October 17, 1995
5,455,732 Buffer protection against output-node voltage excursions October 3, 1995
5,444,410 Controlled-Transitioni-time line driver August 22, 1995
5,418,474 Circuit for reducing transient simultaneous conduction May 23, 1995
5,408,147 VCC Translator Circuit April 18, 1995
5,382,921 Automatic selection of an operating frequency in a low-gain broadband phase lock loop system January 17, 1995
5,359,301 Process-, temperature-, and voltage-compensation for ECL delay cells October 25, 1994
5,357,640 Dressing-aid-and-transfer device October 25, 1994
5,349,311 Current starved inverter voltage controlled oscillator September 20, 1994
5,331,224 Icct leakage current interrupter July 19, 1994
5,316,324 Collet-and-shank assembly May 31, 1994
5,303,646 Relief printing method and apparatus for its implementation April 19, 1994
5,289,880 Towable road tender March 1, 1994
5,273,436 Changeable grid system kit December 28, 1993
5,268,316 Fabrication process for schottky diode with localized diode well December 7, 1993
5,258,665 AC miller-killer circuit for L–>Z transitions November 2, 1993
5,228,830 Wicket gate July 20, 1993
5,223,745 Power down miller killer circuit June 29, 1993
5,218,196 Light curtain system with system and watchdog microcontrollers June 8, 1993
5,199,889 Leadless grid array socket April 6, 1993
5,193,106 X-ray identification marker March 9, 1993
5,184,034 State-dependent discharge path circuit February 2, 1993
5,150,177 Schottky diode structure with localized diode well September 22, 1992
5,127,697 Inconspicuous expandable van July 7, 1992
5,114,165 Storable wheeled cargo carrier May 19, 1992
5,105,558 Apparatus and process for drying cellulosic and textile substances with superheated steam April 21, 1992
5,099,771 Apparatus and process for the incineration of waste particles March 31, 1992
5,091,079 Sludge treatment apparatus February 25, 1992
5,086,870 Joystick-operated driving system February 11, 1992
5,051,611 Power-up circuit with hysteresis for an output buffer September 24, 1991
5,037,560 Sludge treatment process August 6, 1991
4,970,747 Trash rack cleaning apparatus November 20, 1990
4,951,342 Street sweeping drag shoe August 28, 1990
4,944,601 Damon syrup recovery system July 31, 1990
4,908,869 Induction-based assistive listening system March 13, 1990
4,846,966 Trash Rack July 11, 1989
4,840,217 Pet portal June 20, 1989
4,685,366 Holdfast cutting system August 11, 1987
4,674,601 Accessor June 23, 1987