Patents Represented by Attorney Arthur W. Fisher, III
  • Patent number: 5145663
    Abstract: A non-toxic, non-corrosive, biodegradable disinfectant for use against various pathogenic organisms comprising a homogeneous composition of interactive constituents including anhydrous alcohol, in particular, isopropyl alcohol, propylene glycol, maskant and inert ingredients wherein the propylene glycol reduces the surface glaze formed by the anhydrous alcohol and surface tension formed by water or water-based body fluids enabling the disinfectant to rapidly contact the pathogenic organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Inventor: Paul L. Simmons
  • Patent number: 5142271
    Abstract: A fluid flow sensor for use with a fluid circulating system to indicate a predetermined rate of fluid flow therethrough, fluid flow sensor comprises a hollow fluid flow sensor body including a lower flow detection chamber and an upper fluid flow chamber formed therein and a float movable between a lower and upper position disposed within the hollow fluid flow sensor body, a float position sensing device including logic circuitry to selectively generate a first and second signal disposed adjacent the lower portion of the lower flow detection chamber and a float limit disposed within the upper fluid flow chamber, the float being disposed adjacent the float position sensing device when in the first position when fluid flow through the fluid flow sensor is less than the predetermined rate of fluid flow whereby the float position sensing device generates the first signal to indicate fluid flow of less than the predetermined rate and when the fluid flow through the fluid flow sensor equals or exceeds the predetermi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Assignee: Hollister, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Bailey, William H. Morrison, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5131726
    Abstract: An automotive wheel cover having a resilient wire element for mounting the automotive wheel cover to a wheel including a bias or spring to adapt the resilient wheel element to the specific wheel size, the bias or spring being disposed within a retainer tube slightly larger inside diameter than the resilient wire element so as to allow free movement thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Inventor: Marc Collins
  • Patent number: 5128517
    Abstract: A temperature control system for use with a fluid circulating system operable in a heating or cooling state to monitor and control the temperature and flow of fluid circulated through a remote liquid circulation manifold comprising a display/control panel to select the system operating parameters and provide a visual indication of the system status including operating temperature and fluid flow and a micro control including logic circuitry to receive input signals from the display/control panel and fluid circulating system and to generate system control signals to control the operation of the fluid circulating system and system indicator signals to provide the visual indication of system operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: Hollister, Incorporated
    Inventors: David F. Bailey, John T. Ray
  • Patent number: 5127189
    Abstract: A propagation tray configured to receive a plurality of seedlings or the like comprising a tray member having an outer peripheral ledge formed about the periphery thereof and plurality of elongated frustum conical propagation cells each having a centrally disposed aperture formed in the upper portion thereof to receive individual seedlings formed inwardly of the outer peripheral ledge and a drainage aperture and cell support surface formed on the lower portion thereof such that the seedlings disposed within the plurality of elongated frustum conical propagation cells are provided drainage and air pruning through the drainage apertures while supported on the ground or other supporting surface by the cell support surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Inventor: Douglas A. Holmberg
  • Patent number: 5113611
    Abstract: A tensioning apparatus for stretching screen fabric or other membrane comprising an expandable tensioning frame to operatively support the screen fabric or other membrane cooperatively formed by a plurality of frame members and a corresponding plurality of corner members, and at least one expansion or tensioning tool to selectively expand the expandable tensioning frame to stretch the screen fabric or other membrane thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Inventor: Gene T. Rosson
  • Patent number: 5103615
    Abstract: A plug for sealing holes in a building structure to prevent seepage of water and vapor after chemical treatment of the building structure comprising an outer flexible sealing cap movable between a sealed and unsealed position deformable from a substantially concave configuration when in the unsealed position to a substantially flat configuration when in the sealed position such that the lower surface of the outer flexible sealing cap engages the surface of the building structure adjacent the periphery of the hole when in the sealed position to seal the hole and a pair of flexible anchoring members to be disposed in the hole to engage the inner wall for the hole to anchor the plug therein to retain the outer flexible sealing cap in the sealed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Inventor: John D. Owens
  • Patent number: 5085437
    Abstract: A chipping and putting practice device comprising a rigid elongated shaft and two arm attachment loops wherein the attachment loops are attached to the golfer's arms with the rigid elongated shaft laying across the inside portion of each elbow to properly align the forearms, elbows and shoulders to the intended target line to aid the golfer in achieving the proper movement and therefore the coordinated swing controlled by the large muscles of the upper body thereby conditioning the golfer to take the club straight back and then straight through the ball with the shoulders, arms, hands and club acting as a single unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Inventor: Joseph F. Leitao
  • Patent number: 5076630
    Abstract: A vehicular storage device for use in a van or the like comprising a storage panel selectively movable between a first and second position rotatably mounted to the interior of the van by a storage panel support and a storage panel securing mechanism movable between a first and second position such that when the storage panel securing mechanism is in the first position the storage panel securing mechanism secures the storage panel from movement when in the first position and when the storage panel securing mechanism is moved from the first to the second position the storage panel is moved from the first to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Assignee: Slide-Out, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Henriquez
  • Patent number: 5056696
    Abstract: A beverage container holder to retain and support a beverage container therein comprising a single piece body including a lower container support and upper container retainer held in spaced relationship relative to each other by a first and second substantially parallel interconnecting member and an attachment member to attach the beverage container holder to a belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Inventor: Richard Lahr
  • Patent number: 5045065
    Abstract: A catheter introduction syringe for the introduction of a catheter or catheter guide wire into a patient's body, the catheter introduction syringe comprises a hollow syringe barrel including a fluid chamber, a plunger movable between an advanced and retracted position slidably disposed within the fluid chamber, a guide passage formed longitudinally through the hollow syringe barrel and the plunger, the guide passage including an aperture disposed within the fluid chamber and a valve assembly disposed in operative relationship relative to the guide passage to prevent passage of fluid through the guide passage during flushing or aspirating of the catheter introduction syringe or during the introduction or withdrawal of a catheter or catheter guide wire through the guide passage and to permit fluid to flow from the patient's body into the fluid chamber through the aperture the guide passage being configured to maintain the catheter or catheter guide wire in a substantially straight configuration while the cathet
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Inventor: J. Daniel Raulerson
  • Patent number: 5033366
    Abstract: A modular food preparation station for storing and cooking food stuffs such as pizza comprising a base including at least one temperature controlled compartment formed therein to maintain the food stuffs within a predetermined temperature range prior to perparation and an infrared continuous conveyor oven including a thermally insulated cooking chamber having an entrance opening to receive raw food stuffs therethrough and a discharge opening to discharge cooked food therefrom formed at opposite ends thereof, and a continuous conveyor operatively disposed within the thermally insulated cooking chamber to move the food stuffs through the thermally insulated cooking chamber, infrared emitters longitudinally disposed above and below the continuous conveyor and passive emitters formed on opposite sides of the thermally insulated cooking chamber to complement the energy from the infrared emitters to uniformly cook the foodstuffs as the food stuffs pass through the thermally insulated cooking chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Inventor: Robert E. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 5000080
    Abstract: A ventilated enclosure comprising a substantially vertical side wall, a roof including at least one roof section, a ridge vent formed adjacent a portion of the roof section and side vent formed adjacent a portion of the substantially vertical side wall, a first elongated inflatable member disposed adjacent the ridge vent and a second elongated inflatable member disposed adjacent the side vent, the first and second elongated inflatable members each movable between a first and second position disposed in operative relationship relative to the ridge vent and side vent respectively to selectively control air flow through the ridge vent and side vent respectively and to permit air circulation through the ventilated enclosure when the first and second elongated inflatable members are each in the first position and to seal the ridge vent and side vent respectively when the first and second elongated inflatable members are each in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Inventor: Douglas A. Holmberg
  • Patent number: 4932769
    Abstract: An adjustable auxiliary planar rear view mirror for use in combination with a primary outside rear view mirror to increase the driver's field of vision comprising an outer mirror mounting member including an inclined retainer and an intermediate coupling member including an inclined support to operatively support a planar reflective element therebetween at an angle of substantially ten degrees relative to the central axis or the adjustable auxiliary planar rear view mirror mounting member, and an inner attachment member to rotatably mount the planar reflective element on the primary outside rear view mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Inventor: Carl C. Goosen
  • Patent number: 4926501
    Abstract: A disposable anterior lower leg guard to reduce injury to the anterior lower leg area of a patient comprising an inner corrugated shock absorbing protective member disposed within an outer relatively soft enclosure to be worn over and protect the anterior leg area of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Inventor: Carl C. Goosen
  • Patent number: 4917134
    Abstract: A disposable medicinal applicator pad capable of being reshaped from a substantially flat configuration for storage to a puff configuration for use on a patient and a applicator pad dispenser for storing and dispensing a plurality of disposable medicinal applicator pads when in the substantially flat configuration, each disposable medicinal applicator pad comprises a pair of porous, absorbent membranes secured together by a continuous thread with a basting about the periphery thereof to retain a medicinal powder therebetween, the continuous thread includes a loop or grasping element whereby the continuous thread may be drawn or gathered about the periphery of the pair of porous, absorbent membranes by pulling or drawing the grasping element to reshape the disposable medicinal applicator pad to the puff configuration such that the medicinal powder may be applied to a specific area of the patient's body to reduce excoriation and maintain the normal pH level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Inventor: Gloria Simonzi
  • Patent number: 4653853
    Abstract: A breakaway reflective safety belt configured to be worn on a person's torso comprising a pair of flat reflective elements, each of the pair of flat reflective elements including a first and second fastener element formed on opposite ends there of to selectively engage each other to cooperatively form a pair of loops intersecting each other to form an X shape on the back of the wearer and overlapping each other to form an X shape on the chest of the wearer such that the pair of intersecting/overlapping loops cooperatively form a pair of side openings to receive the wearer's arms and an upper opening to receive the wearer's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Inventor: Richard T. Bedford
  • Patent number: 4653243
    Abstract: A method and composition for coating cement based construction surfaces wherein the composition comprises the application of a cementitious material containing an ethylene vinyl acetate binder and an aluminum silicate and glass fiber to the construction surface in a single application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Inventor: Donald L. Burkett
  • Patent number: D314722
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Inventor: Francine G. Silver
  • Patent number: D326984
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Inventor: Richard W. Lahr