Patents Represented by Attorney Charles R. Fay
  • Patent number: 5301068
    Abstract: A mirror in aid of a user of an ostomy appliance by holding it between the users' legs whether the user is lying down, sitting, or reclining, and utilizing a post between the users legs, a base for the post, under the legs, and an extension on the post holding a mirror, all parts being detachable and capable of being carried in a kit, pocket or handbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: Brenda E. Minisci
    Inventor: Vincent L. Minisci
  • Patent number: 5277477
    Abstract: A person transporter in the form of a chair having an open frame and a removable seat at a height above the knees of the average person so that it is easier to get into and out of, the seat being tiltable from a horizontal position either forward or back. A footrest in the lower part of the frame is movable from wholly housed in the frame to an exposed position for use, a vertical lever at the side of the frame for so moving the footrest, the lever being easily accessible to the attendant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Inventors: Harold M. Sharff, Murray N. Markson
  • Patent number: 5197357
    Abstract: A universal tool or device for enabling persons with impaired hands to more easily open automobile doors whether they have a fixed type handle or a movable type handle. It is a six inch cylindrical solid member e.g. having at one end an inwardly and downwardly extending slot for use in opening the movable type door handle, and swingable on the body of the device there is a hook having a bight adapted to be placed over the fixed handle and utilizing an end portion of the device for simultaneously impinging upon the usual fixed handle latch opening the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Inventor: David A. Cote
  • Patent number: 5182975
    Abstract: A guide for a hand-manipulated power saw having a main support plate, the guide having a sole plate with a saw-guiding edge, and a gauge bar clamp on the sole plate at the bottom surface thereof at right angles to the guiding edge, the clamp having a resilient member spaced from the bottom surface of the sole piece to hold a gauge bar or rod directly against the work-piece.The invention includes two forms, one in which the clamp is integral with the sole plate and thus fixed in relation to the saw guiding edge, and a form in which the clamp is detachable and adjustable relative to the saw guiding edge, the clamp in this case being under the sole plate so that the gauge bar is also located under the sole plate in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Inventor: John L. Warner
  • Patent number: 5178165
    Abstract: A filtered smoker's mouthpiece having three sections; means to hold a cigarette or cigar in line with a chamber holding a filter, and a mouth piece therefore, wherein the filter is originally of greater volume than the filter chamber and is flexible and compressable. The mouthpiece includes stops to provide space between the end of a smoking article and the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Inventor: Amedio DeFelice
  • Patent number: 5140883
    Abstract: In a harp complete with the usual strings, a device by which the tone of some or all of the strings may be provided with three tones, natural, flat, and sharp, the device including a manually manipulated disk having a partial arc-shaped barrel-like cam at its edge, which when rotated to a degree and impinging on a string, applies stress to the spring if desired, to change from one tone to another, and a pin or peg on the disk, parallel to the disk axis but offset, so that upon additional rotary motion, additional stress is imparted to the string, thereby attaining the third tone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Inventor: Douglas C. Fay
  • Patent number: 5100393
    Abstract: A tube holder adapted to be applied to the body to correctly position a tube and comprising a flat base for application to the body, and on the base at the center thereof being a tube holder comprising a length of material riveted to the base and having connection means on the end portions of the material to make a tie. The rivet may be one piece and permanent or in two pieces and snap fastened and unfastened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Inventor: Melissa C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5084923
    Abstract: A dropside crib that can be set up and taken down without tools, the crib including a lengthwise stabilizer bar for the dropside side thereof, the stabilizer bar having a pair of vertically aligned spaced hooks at each end, the hooks extending toward the person operating the crib, and a pair of hook receiving slots on the corner posts of the crib in position to accept the hooks when the bar is manually correctly aligned, and having entered the hooks in the slots, the operator merely pushes down on the bar to removably secure the parts, the hooks being tapered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Assignee: Gem Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Edmund P. Guillot
  • Patent number: 5071060
    Abstract: A water tumbler or the like having a smooth interior and ribs on the exterior, the ribs extending in spaced relation from top to bottom of the tumbler and being deeper at a central area vertically of the tumbler to disperse heat or cold from the surface of the outside of the tumbler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Inventor: Amedio DeFelice
  • Patent number: 4996896
    Abstract: A screwdriver having a handle, locking sleeve, and blade, the blade being pivotally connected at the center of the handle, the blade having the ability to be pivoted from the basic in-line operating position relative to the handle to a second operating position at ninety degrees to the usual longitudinal position. The sleeve aids in maintaining the desired position of the blade and handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Inventors: Armand Bachand, Wayne Morin
  • Patent number: 4982463
    Abstract: A structure for supporting a mattress in a crib so that it is easily, manually, vertically adjustable and comprising a bracket at each corner of the crib inside the crib, the brackets each having a track or guide for it to slide on and a socket for the reception of a part of the mattress support in an easily detachable manner. Each bracket has a spring-biassed hook on a plate but slidable relative to the bracket and its guide, and notches on the guide receiving the hook so that an upward and then a horizontal motion is needed to free the hook from the guide and allow adjustment of the bracket vertically along the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignee: Gem Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin K. Burnham
  • Patent number: 4971093
    Abstract: In a check valve wherein a possible malfunction resides in a thread pipe end being seat too far into the valve housing in a position to make a contact with the movable head or poppet of the valve and thus undesirably close the valve, vanes are provided in certain locations on the head or poppet that will themselves to contact the pipe end under pressure conditions and provide flumes for the fluid to flow through, in spite of the condition stated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Inventor: Bo A. Andersson
  • Patent number: 4967505
    Abstract: A fishing fly that includes a length of wire or leader to an end of which there is swively connected a fish hook so the hook easily swivels relative to the wire, and fly dressing on the wire or leader extending to the hook or into the hook area to partially cover the hook. Further fly dressing can be applied to the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Inventor: Lee Wulff
  • Patent number: 4967323
    Abstract: A flashlight having a flat base for application to a user's clothing where desired or convenient, the flashlight being somewhat elongated with a lamp bulb at one end and a supporting ball and socket at the other end, on the base, the ball and socket being such as to allow manual swiveling of the beam of light while still maintaining the position of the beam of light in the desired direction, as by friction between ball and socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1990
    Assignee: Melissa C. Johnson
    Inventors: Melissa C. Johnson, Robert Howitt
  • Patent number: 4951330
    Abstract: A knock-down crib including two end pieces or panels with corner posts at their side edges; a front dropside and a rear side, guides on the corner posts, brackets on the upper and lower rails of the dropsides, slidable automatic latches on the brackets on the lower rails, and sliding engagement means at the ends of the upper rail of the dropsides to position the sides with respect to the end pieces or panels, and to hold the parts together in assembled relation, the assembly of all the parts being without the need for any tool and without any extraneous fasteners such as screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Gem Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin K. Burnham
  • Patent number: 4948136
    Abstract: A spinning top game wherein a rounded head or "point" on a top allows the top to spin continuously on a supporting board as long as the operator correctly alters the tilt of the board so that the top is always proceeding downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Inventor: Edmund Hildebrandt
  • Patent number: 4932626
    Abstract: A breakaway hanger comprising a multi-slotted rod, and a separate strap of hook and loop material in adjacent slots i.e. in pairs, said straps dangling from the slotted rod and interengaged to form loops that break away when an excess weight is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Assignee: Gem Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Edmund P. Guillot
  • Patent number: 4926966
    Abstract: A folding saw-horse including a back and a pair of leg pairs, said leg pairs being held in brackets that fix the legs in inverted V form to swing at the apexes of the V shapes on the back between useful, supporting position, and non-utile folded position relative to the saw-horse back. The inter-relation of the legs in each pair is fixed by brackets that pivot on the saw-horse back adjacent end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Inventor: Alban M. Boudreau
  • Patent number: 4924539
    Abstract: A dropside crib comprising a rear wall, two end panels, a dropside, a stabilizer bar, and a mattress support, all quickly and easily assembled without any tool needed. Special dropside guides and a double action device are built in and operate the dropside according to regulations. The mattress support comprises a set of four independently operated crank-like members that suspend the support in one position and are reversible to hold the support up from the suspended condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Inventor: Roland A. Benoit
  • Patent number: D340137
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Inventor: Richard M. Tocci