L Scott Humphries, Glenn Rasmussen, Douglas L Voita, James D Pritchett: Home automation system. IntelliNet, George T Marcou, Kilpatrick & Cody L, April 15, 1997: US05621662 (364 worldwide citation)

A home automation system comprises a number of sub-systems for controlling various aspects of a house, such as a security sub-system, an HVAC sub-system, a lighting control sub-system, and an entertainment sub-system. The network comprises a host computer connected through a host interface to a plur ...

J Scott Campbell: Lighter than air sphere or spheroid having an aperture and pathway. Kilpatrick & Cody L, July 8, 1997: US05645248 (79 worldwide citation)

A lighter than air apparatus is provided with a gas impermeable sheeting material having a pathway either extending through the apparatus itself or adjacent to the apparatus. One or more control surfaces are provided proximately to an aperture in the pathway for deflecting air passing through the pa ...

Richard A Pollock, Mahmood S Kassam: Intraoperative tracking devices and processes. Richard A Pollock, James L Kilpatrick & Cody L Ewing IV, May 13, 1997: US05629498 (77 worldwide citation)

Automated tracking devices for counting, sorting, weighing, and containing articles, such as sponges that contain fluids from patients undergoing surgery. Devices according to the present invention employ a suspended container for receiving and sorting the articles. The cumulative weight of the cont ...

Jenneke A C Lankhaar, Adrianus J van den Nieuwelaar: Method and device for stunning of poultry. Stork PMT, John S Pratt, Kilpatrick & Cody L, July 1, 1997: US05643072 (44 worldwide citation)

Method and device for stunning poultry (8a, 8b, 8c, 8d), which poultry are taken into a first chamber (23) by means of a conveyer (2, 6), which chamber contains a first straining gas or gas mixture which is mixed with oxygen, and are subsequently taken into a a second chamber (33) which is essential ...

Kenneth D Donnell: Transducer system for acoustic instruments. John S Pratt, Kilpatrick & Cody L, March 25, 1997: US05614688 (40 worldwide citation)

A transducer system for an acoustic instrument such as a guitar or violin including a receptacle for mounting on the instrument coupled electronically to an output jack for mounting in a remote location on the instrument and a transducer or pickup assembly that plugs into the receptacle.

Radboud H G Zwanikken, Jenneke A C Lankhaar, Adrianus J van den Nieuwelaar: Method and device for preserving the meat of a slaughtered bird. Stork PMT, John S Kilpatrick & Cody L Pratt, January 21, 1997: US05595066 (33 worldwide citation)

Method and device for preserving the meat of a slaughtered bird or a part thereof, in which the bird or the part thereof is firstly cooled in a short time until the core temperature of the meat is lower than the temperature at which heat-shortening occurs at the prevailing acidity; and next the bird ...

Hisaya Yoshimoto, Shigeru Kambara, Ikuo Matsumoto: Method of making a packaged piezoelectric oscillator. Rohm, Michael D Kilpatrick & Cody L Bednarek, March 18, 1997: US05611129 (25 worldwide citation)

A packaged piezoelectric oscillator is provided which comprises an insulating package body, a piezoelectric element, and a lid member. The package body has an upwardly open housing groove which has a bottom surface formed with oscillator electrodes at both ends of the housing groove. The piezoelectr ...

Richard J Sharpe, Kenneth A Arndt, Stephen J Galli: Topical application of buspirone for treatment of pathological conditions associated with immune responses. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Kilpatrick & Cody L, May 20, 1997: US05631017 (15 worldwide citation)

A method for the treatment of a cutaneous, ocular, or mucosal pathological condition which is associated with an immune response in a human or other mammal, that includes topical application of an effective amount of buspirone or a buspirone derivative or its pharmaceutically acceptable salt, option ...

Gilbert A Garrick, Marie J Garrick: Smoke alarm monitoring and testing system and method. Michael D Kilpatrick & Cody L Bednarek, April 15, 1997: US05621394 (13 worldwide citation)

A smoke detection and alarm system including one or more low cost battery operated smoke alarms fitted with internal non-rechargeable standby batteries, a reactive primary power supply derived from mains supply, and connecting means for connecting the reactive power supply to each of the system's sm ...

Stephen T Smith: Direction indicator covers for emergency lighting systems. National Service, Kilpatrick & Cody L, March 18, 1997: US05611163 (11 worldwide citation)

Detachable chevron-shaped panels that fit within chevron-shaped apertures in the cover of an exit sign. The panels are dimensioned to fit integrally into the apertures in order to withstand years of stress, temperature changes, and wear and tear but continue to perform in a light-fast and reliable m ...