Patents Represented by Law Firm Andsel Group, Inc.
  • Patent number: 5179743
    Abstract: A waterbed sheet attachment system having a waterbed harness assembly formed from a plurality of straps that criss-cross each other underneath a waterbed mattress. The outer ends of these straps are secured to sheet attachment assemblies. Each of these sheet attachment assemblies have an elongated locking member and a sheet locking bracket. The harness straps also each have a length adjustment buckle near their free ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Inventor: Bennie L. Lanman
  • Patent number: 5099514
    Abstract: A multi-purpose telephone accessory unit for persons who use a telephone for extended periods of time. It is connected to a conventional telephone by removing the telephone cord from the normal handset and plugging it into the accessory unit. The unit wears a headset equipped with two independently controlled ear piece receivers and a mouth piece transmitter. An external wall plug type A.C./D.C. transformer is used to provide power for the unit. The unit has separate volume controls and separate equalizers for the respective ear piece receivers. A mute switch is connected into the voice transmission circuit to allow the user to speak with other persons in their area without the person on the other end of the telephone line hearing the conversation. An internal microphone is also provided that can be connected through the mute switch that allows the user to pick up voices and sounds in their immediate vicinity of the unit without the user having to remove the ear receiver unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Inventor: Delores F. Acree
  • Patent number: 5044132
    Abstract: A vehicle protective cover assembly having a base frame, an elongated vehicle shell-like cover and structure for pivoting the rear end of the vehicle shell-like cover upwardly about its front end and the base frame so that a vehicle can be driven under the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Inventor: John T. Harman
  • Patent number: 5029852
    Abstract: A bat swing guide apparatus is described that has a horizontal guide member, an arcuate guide member and a base. The arcuate guide member may be adjusted for the height of the batter and for a left or right-handed batter. There is a vertical locking means and an arcuate locking means to lock the bat swing guide apparatus in position. The length of the tubular member of the arcuate guide member may be measured by an angle of 90 to 180 degrees and preferably the angle will be 120 degrees. The radius of the arc may vary between 30 and 45 inches. Preferably the radius will be 36 inches. The bat swing guide apparatus shape aids the batter to emulate the swing of a successful professional batter. There is a ball holding means on the horizontal member to allow the batter to strike a ball at the completion of his guide swing. The is an angular adjustment means that enables the user to set the bat swing guide apparatus at an angle to align the batter to hit, for example, ground balls, line drives and home runs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Inventor: George Gilfillan
  • Patent number: 5016383
    Abstract: A fish bait applicator that has a finger grip with a light reflective, textured surface and has a attachment port to attach the applicator to the equipment or clothing of the user. The fingergrip also causes the applicator to float in water. There is a shaft with one end connected to the fingergrip. The shaft has on the other end a hook with a sharpened leading edge. There is a latch means that pivots over the hook to restrict access to the hook and to reduce the change of a leader loop from being dislodged from the hook when the applicator is being pulled back through the bait. There is a recess in the shaft to receive the latch means when the latch means is not in place over the hook. There is a latch means port into which the latch means is pivotally mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Inventor: Randall Rizzetto
  • Patent number: 5010454
    Abstract: A portable light assembly for an automobile having a flashlight and a signal lamp. The flashlight has an inverted U-shaped handle whose bottom ends are pivotally attached to a rechargable battery base unit. The lamp housing itself is pivotally mounted between the upright members of the handle at a point intermediate its height. The signal lamp has a rechargeable battery base unit and the bottom ends of an inverted U-shaped handle are pivotally secured thereto. A combination recharging and storage housing detachably receives both of the respective rechargeable battery base units. An electrical circuit connects the battery of an automobile through the ignition switch to terminals on the exterior surface of the rear wall of the combination recharging and battery storage housing. The flashlight and signal lamp each have their own L.E.D. indicator bulb mounted on their rechargeable battery base units that are illuminated when the rechargeable batteries therein are being recharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Inventor: Steven R. Hopper
  • Patent number: 5005526
    Abstract: A collapsible vehicle safety apparatus for animals, in combination with a vehicle, is described that has a rigid base and a collapsible support frame removably secured to the base. There are at least two blind insertion holes, in the base, to releasingly accept and retain a first leg and a second leg of the frame. A pliable barrier cover is attached to the frame. A padded top restraint means, is attached to the cover, to reduce trauma from impact due to abrupt forward movemenmt of the animal. There is an adjustable harness, attached to the frame, to restrict movement of the animal. There is a first seat belt attachment means, in the cover, to attach a vehicular seat belt to secure the frame and cover to the vehicle. A second seat belt attachment means, is attached to the cover, to secure the frame and the cover to the vehicle. Either belt attachment means may be used at the discretion of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Inventor: Charles Parker
  • Patent number: 5004197
    Abstract: An protective apparatus for the legs of a child restraint seat that is used in a vehicle is described. The protective apparatus reduces the wear or damage that could result if the legs of the child restraint seat were allowed to rest directly on the upholstery of the vehicle. The apparatus has a first base with sequentially connected C-shaped arms that form a U-shape base. The first base has a channel that is formed within the C-shaped arms and a longitudinally oriented opening that allows a portion of the legs to be placed within the channel and secured by a plurality of fastening means. There is a second base having a chamber formed by a bottom wall and three sequentially connected side walls connected to the bottom wall. There is an entrance port in the second base that allows the first base to be placed within the chamber. The side walls have an overhanging lip to secure the first base within the second base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Inventor: Karl R. Weekley
  • Patent number: 5002278
    Abstract: A racket for striking a ball that has an outer frame and a inner frame attached to the outer frame between at about a 10 o'clock position and a two o'clock position. The outer and inner frames are ovoid shaped with the small end of the ovoid shape toward the crown of the outer frame. There are a plurality of first and second port means and a plurality of chamber means to facilitate stringing of a ball engaging webbing. The racket has a bifurcated extension attached to a shaft which is attached to a handle. The flexing leverage is introduced at the crown instead of at the handle allowing the ball to remain on the strings longer to yield greater accuracy and power. The inner frame tends to align in parallel with the longitudinal axis of the handle at the approximate moment of the impact of the ball when the lower part of the inner frame flexes past the outer frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Inventor: Juan C. Costa
  • Patent number: 4999940
    Abstract: A weapon safety locking apparatus that has a flexible, longitudinally adjustable, locking rod, a chamber insert connected to one end of the rod and a breech block connected to the chamber insert. The apparatus has a locking means to lock the rod within the barrel of a weapon and a plurality of locking knuckles on the rod that the locking means grips when the locking means is in locking engagement with the rod. There is a muzzle cap an a chamber insert that have a tapered end to enable the apparatus to be used on various sizes of firearms. The locking rod, muzzle cap and chamber insert are made of a plastic material. The plastic material of the muzzle cap and the chamber insert has a surface with a low surface hardness to protect the muzzle and the chamber. The plastic material of the muzzle cap is elastically deformable and will return to its originally formed shape. The rod is inserted into the chamber and through the bore of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Inventor: Michael T. Madden
  • Patent number: 4993688
    Abstract: An automobile pneumatic jack system that can be easily attached to all currently manufactured automobile chassis and frames. There is a front suspension pneumatic jack that is mounted centrally to the front suspension of an automobile between its front wheels. There is also a rear suspension pneumatic jack that is mounted centrally to the rear suspension of the automobile between its rear wheels. The system operates from a compressed air reservoir tank that has connections for the front and rear car jack outlets. Additional outlets can be added to the compressed air reservoir tank for connecting a pneumatic lug wrench and another for a tire inflating hose. A further option to the system could include a connection to the master brake cylinder such that when the car is locked, the compressed air is applied to the braking system to lock the brakes hard on for an anti-theft feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Inventors: Thomas L. Mueller, Pamela A. Mueller
  • Patent number: 4993154
    Abstract: A shaving apparatus is described that has a handle, a bifurcated expansion means with one end connected to the handle and with another end attached to a razor head containing at least one blade and at least one spacer that are retained in a base in such a manner so as to allow the blades and spacers to move longitudinally as the base, blades and spacers are moved from a convex curve through a straight configuration to a concave curve to accommodate the various surfaces requiring shaving on the body. There is an adjustment means on the apparatus that allows the user to select the curvature of the blade desired without visually referencing the apparatus. There is a contraction means to enhance the movement of the blades from the expanded position of the concave configuration to the retracted position of the convex configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Inventor: Allan Radcliffe
  • Patent number: 4980974
    Abstract: A conventional shaving razor having one or more vertically stacked razor blades. Each upper blade having the same length but a width less than that of the lower blade. The cutting edges of each double-edged blade is contoured on approximately a six inch radius. The rear cutting edge of each blade contoured concavely on approximately a six inch radius. The contoured cutting edges providing a smooth shave over the curved surface of the body being shaved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Inventor: Allan F. Radcliffe
  • Patent number: 4981439
    Abstract: A safety cover for an electrical wall outlet is described that has a cover base plate and at least one cowl means attached to the base plate to enclose an electrical plug when the plug is in the electrical receptacle. The cover has a rail means in the inside circumferential surface of the cowl to guide the plug into the receptacle and to reduce the sagging of the plug while in the receptacle. This reduces possible accidental contact with the prongs of the plug when it is being inserted or extracted while the prongs of the plug are still in contact with the receptacle which reduces the chance of an electrical shock or a fire hazard. There is a protective cap means to place over the access port to the cowl to reduce the chance of undesired entry to the receptacle while the plug is not in place in the receptacle. There is a locking means on the cover comprising a locking pin on the outside surface of the cowl means and a J-shaped camming slot on the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Inventor: Gregory H. Piedmont
  • Patent number: 4971105
    Abstract: A hydraulic fluid injection apparatus is described that has a container that has a chamber with a first, second and return means section. There are two pistons with a seal means on each piston and the two pistons are connected by a rod. Input fluid pressure by a pressurized first fluid, such as water, on the first piston causes the second piston to move and pressurize a second fluid, such as an insecticide, out of the second section and into a mixing line, through a calibrated metering means and into an output fluid line to be joined by the first fluid arriving from the first section of the chamber. There is a mixing means in the output fluid line to mix the two fluids more thoroughly. There is a return means in the return means section of the chamber that returns the second piston to a lower position when the pressure on the first piston is less than the return force of the return means and allows the second section to be refilled as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Inventor: George E. McGuire
  • Patent number: 4962923
    Abstract: A portable anchoring device for supporting swimmer harnesses while allowing the swimmer freedom of swimming movement. The anchoring device is a waterproof container with a closable top opening for filling the container with water or other material. The bottom of the container is covered with a material having a high coefficient of frictional resistance to prevent the container from slipping on a wet or dry surface. Removable rotatable flexible posts are mounted in threaded orifices on the container for securing the swimmers harness to the fixed container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Inventor: Margaret D. Earner
  • Patent number: D313554
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Inventor: William L. Clark, II
  • Patent number: D313684
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Inventor: Deborah D. Ray
  • Patent number: D316535
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Inventor: George M. Fenn
  • Patent number: D327712
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Inventor: Joseph A. Matalavage