Patents Represented by Attorney Clausen Miller, P.C.
  • Patent number: 6913168
    Abstract: A pressure-activated flexible valve for use with a container for dispensing fluid material such as ink. The valve has a single sealing surface and comprises a base portion having a valve seat and a cap having an annular rim that seats against the valve seat when the valve is closed. The cap has an annular flexible portion that changes shape in response to pressure from the container material, thereby opening and closing the valve. The valve may be locked closed, and the space between the valve rim and valve seat can be adjusted to accommodate a variety of fluids, including inks having different viscosities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Rebecca A. Lawson, James W. Lowry
  • Patent number: 6869150
    Abstract: An improved tire step that is capable of mounting to a vehicle wheel's support studs to enable a person to use the step to elevate himself off of the ground to reach a portion of the vehicle. In one form, the tire step comprises a first ring having a plurality of holes positioned in a spaced apart relationship around the ring. A second ring is provided and a plurality of spaced apart bars joins the first ring to the second ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Inventor: Zygmunt James Ptasinski
  • Patent number: D503505
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Money Savvy Generation, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Susan P. Beacham