Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Arthur G. Yeager
  • Patent number: 8312662
    Abstract: End plate sling adapter securable to a rifle for a sling, includes a fastener element, sling adapter clamp and locking insert. Sling adapter clamp has a collar defining a central opening extending therethrough, and a pair of fastener housings arranged at respective ends of the collar defining a gap therebetween. Each housing receives a fastener therein such that the fastener extends across the gap and is adjustable to reduce its width. Locking insert has an upper portion with a threaded cradle accommodated within central opening and meshing with a threaded portion of a rifle buttstock receiver extension, and a lower portion extending into the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventors: William H. Rogers, James H. Radney
  • Patent number: 8267621
    Abstract: A floating boatlift assembly includes a cradle assembly suspended between cable handling units arranged on respective spaced parallel float assemblies. An elongated boat is positioned between the float assemblies and over the cradle assembly. The cable handling units are operated to lift the boat into a raised position and permit lowering thereof to float the boat in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Robert L. Way
  • Patent number: 8266775
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method is provided for installing clamps. The system comprises pliers and an awl. The pliers have a pair of bifurcated jaws, each jaw generally narrow and of substantially equal width and thickness. A first jaw is pivotally mounted in relation to a second jaw such that spaces between furcations of the jaws substantially align as the jaws open and close. The distance between the jaws is adjustable, and the jaws can be releasably locked in position. The clamp is placed around a structure and an elongated shaft of the awl is passed through holes in ears of the clamp. The jaws compress the ears. The shaft is bracketed by the furcations of the jaws. The awl is removed, and a fastener inserted through the holes in the ears and secured to the clamp. At least five clamps can be secured together using just one bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventors: Phillip E. Bentley, Jay J. Stanford
  • Patent number: 8167672
    Abstract: Buoyant cushions or the like are used and are adaptable for varied other uses, such cushions having physical properties that include buoyancy, weather-resistance, malleability, strength, and comfort to the user, and allows the cushion to be used dually as lounging floatations in bodies of water and as cushions adapted to compliment outdoor furniture or used as furniture. The chamber of each cushion is partially filled with polystyrene beads and the outer surface is defined primarily by a comfortable flexible fabric material to support a user and a flexible mesh fabric material to permit ingress and egress of water to the chamber, such materials being sewn together to form the cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Laura Starmer
  • Patent number: 8135537
    Abstract: A route data base generating system avoids GPS satellite signals sources for land based vehicle azimuth and heading determinations in areas where reception of the satellite signals is unavailable or impaired and relies on vehicle part movements that are equatable to the heading and azimuth changes of the vehicle for determining such vehicle orientations. Part movements equatable to the heading changes are found in the vehicle wheel assemblies. A route data base founded on interconnecting linear route segments that are arranged in and end-to-end serial order is advocated and wherein the angular deviation between connecting segments in the order is predetermined. Various uses of the generating systems and related procedures are advocated for both on-the-road and off-road usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventors: Roger L. Martin, Thurman Sasser
  • Patent number: 7971762
    Abstract: A belt clamp with a pivotal article carrier attached thereto includes a base and a cover hinged together at the top. The cover includes a passageway at the lower end to accept a barb-like fastener integral with lower end of base to lock clamp closed. A tongue projects inwardly from the cover to contact and inhibit movement of a duty belt inside the clamp. The base includes a pair of intersecting arcuate slots and a reversible insert having one arcuate slot to make the clamp usable by either right- or left-handed users. A movable belt width adjustment bar is mounted inside the clamp to accommodate belts of various widths. Bosses around the lower opening of the cover inhibit twisting of locked clamp to prevent inadvertent opening. A locking plate is provided to inhibit rotation of fasteners used in pivotal mounting of an article carrier to the belt clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Prezine, LLC
    Inventor: Norman E. Clifton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7841474
    Abstract: A material separator system and method for magnetically separating components of feedstock by directing the feedstock onto a thin rotating shell enclosing one or more rotating magnetic rolls capable of riding upon the interior of the shell. In one embodiment, a cam-and-bearing arrangement is used to permit the magnetic roll and shell each to rotate on its own independent axis. This provides the ability to adjust clearance, the line of contact, and the degree of contact between the magnetic roll and the shell. In another embodiment, a different arrangement provides the same capabilities. The system can be configured to drive a magnetic roll, which then drives the shell, or it can be configured to drive the shell, which then drives the magnetic roll. The system can also be configured as a retreater for retreating feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Outotec Oyj
    Inventors: Thomas J. Grey, Shivakumar S. Orekondy
  • Patent number: 7784876
    Abstract: A motorcycle wheel assembly having a wheel with a central hub and an axle extending centrally through the hub with interior wheel bearings and at least one brake disc in abutment with the outside surface of the hub is provided with at least a wheel cover fitted onto a spacer surrounding the axle between the brake disc and the lower extremity of an adjacent fork in order to protect the wheel bearings and the mounting bolts from sand and grit. The wheel cover includes a shoulder portion on one side through which a spacer and an axle extend and an outer lip overlying the brake disc and mounting bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: David C. Perry
  • Patent number: 7694860
    Abstract: Handgun locking apparatus for securing a handgun in a holster includes a lever member including a body having a forward and rear end portion mounted to the holster and a spring element projecting forwardly and outwardly from the front end portion of the body for contacting an interior surface of a holster for biasing the body against a handgun. A locking flange on the forward end contacts a handgun to positively engage a portion of a handgun to inhibit withdrawal of a holstered handgun. An operating arm extends rearwardly from the rear end portion of the body for moving the body away to move the locking flange away from a handgun. A positioning member is affixed inside a holster for engaging a handgun inserted in a holster to position a portion of a handgun in contact with the locking flange. A tension device is mounted to the inside of the holster for positioning the gun properly with respect to the locking apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Safariland Ltd, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman E. Clifton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7696889
    Abstract: A fluid leak detection system includes a reservoir, a predetermined quantity of a disinfecting liquid contained within such a reservoir, and at least a pair of elongated conduits. A mechanism for automatically opening the distal end of the at least one conduit includes a leaking fluid absorbent member disposed along the distal end of each of the conduits. The fluid-dissolvable member is dissolved by the leaking fluid and absorbed by the member to permit the conduit to be unfolded and allow the disinfecting liquid to flow outwardly from the distal end of the at least one conduit. The system further includes a support frame attached to a support surface, an interface, a communications device electrically coupled to a switch, a monitoring station, and a communications link connecting the communications device to the monitoring station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventor: Woodrow J. David
  • Patent number: 7657977
    Abstract: A belt clamp with a pivotal article carrier attached thereto includes a base and a cover hinged together at the top. The cover includes a passageway at the lower end to accept a barb-like fastener integral with lower end of base to lock clamp closed. A tongue projects inwardly from the cover to contact and inhibit movement of a duty belt inside the clamp. The base includes a pair of intersecting arcuate slots and a reversible insert having one arcuate slot to make the clamp usable by either right- or left-handed users. A movable belt width adjustment bar is mounted inside the clamp to accommodate belts of various widths. Bosses around the lower opening of the cover inhibit twisting of locked clamp to prevent inadvertent opening. A locking plate is provided to inhibit rotation of fasteners used in pivotal mounting of an article carrier to the belt clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Prezine, LLC
    Inventor: Norman E. Clifton, Jr.
  • Patent number: D642793
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventors: William H. Rogers, Matthew E. McKendrick
  • Patent number: D647589
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Inventors: William H. Rogers, Matthew E. McKendrick
  • Patent number: D651684
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventors: William H. Rogers, Matthew E. McKendrick
  • Patent number: D658262
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Prezine, LLC
    Inventors: William H. Rogers, Matthew E. McKendrick
  • Patent number: D662132
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Advantus, Corp.
    Inventors: Scott D. Smith, Bryan P. Dunford
  • Patent number: D662133
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Advantus, Corp.
    Inventors: Scott D. Smith, Bryan P. Dunford
  • Patent number: D667216
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Prezine, LLC
    Inventors: Norman E. Clifton, Jr., Matthew E. McKendrick
  • Patent number: D668311
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: William H. Rogers, Matthew E. McKendrick
  • Patent number: D672105
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: David J. Restivo