Patents Represented by Attorney Craig S. Barrus
  • Patent number: 5697356
    Abstract: An arrow holder which has a trigger and a retainer is disclosed. The arrow holder holds the arrow against the bow, whether the bow has an overdraw or not, until a fraction of a second before the arrow is released. Pressing the finger pull causes the retainer to rotate away from the arrow just before the drawn arrow is released. The retainer is able to rotate fully out of the way of the arrow shaft and fletching, so that the trajectory is not affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Inventor: David F. Chappell
  • Patent number: 5625171
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an interchangeable earpiece for stereo listening. The earpiece rests comfortably behind the ear. Regardless of the activity which the person undertakes, whether it is aerobic exercising, weight lifting, or any other sport, the earpiece remains securely in place. The earpiece supports a speaker, and the conductor to the speaker is set into a groove in the earpiece. This allows the earpiece to be removed from the speaker to change sizes, colors or to simply clean the earpiece. The earpiece with the groove can be simply made by a single molding, and no further work is required other than simply laying the conductor in the groove of the earpiece and attaching the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Inventor: Christina M. Marshall
  • Patent number: 5597187
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a floating latching mechanism for a safe door. The safe door is secured to the safe box using several pins to latch the door to the safe box. The pins have a connecting end which is slightly smaller in diameter than the hole on the bar. This allows the pin to float on the bar to remedy any misalignment between the pin and the pin support member hole. A bushing is inserted into the pin support member hole to provide a noiseless and maintenance free movement of the pin every time the safe door is latched and unlatched. The floating latching mechanism allows for greatly simplified alignment of pins to the pin support member, and reduces maintenance and noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Inventor: Terry M. Hjorth
  • Patent number: 5216766
    Abstract: This invention discloses a shower curtain rod attachment which prevents water from spraying or splashing out of a shower enclosure while showering. The shower curtain rod attachment supports the leading edge of the shower curtain such that the shower curtain is parallel to the front surface of the shower enclosure. The arm of the shower curtain rod attachment attaches to the front of the shower enclosure with a hook, a clip, a suction cup, or other suitable device when the shower is in use. After showering, the arm is detached from the shower enclosure wall and allowed to rotate downward. The shower curtain can then be slid along the curtain rod to open the shower enclosure. A slit in the tube of the shower curtain rod attachment allows the device to be installed over an existing curtain rod without the need of removing the curtain rod. No tools or special skills are needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Inventor: Randall P. Lang
  • Patent number: 5145202
    Abstract: A snowboard release binding consists of a boot holding plate which has vallate indents to engage a nipple in the release unit. As the boot holding plate is placed over the release unit, the nipple is depressed which allows the boot holding plate to be secured to the release unit. When the boot holding plate is twisted, turned or lifted in any of twelve angles of release, wall extensions around the vallate indent force the nipple to retract, thus freeing the rider's first foot from the snowboard. The second foot is similarly and instantaneously released, preventing injury by releasing the feet before damaging stresses can be applied to the legs and structure of a rider. A ski brake is also developed to prevent further travel of the snowboard, and when used in conjunction with a self-containing strap, will prevent injury to the rider and other skiers or snowboarders in the immediate area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Inventor: Earl A. Miller
  • Patent number: D350802
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Inventor: Phil L. Herbert
  • Patent number: D390439
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Inventor: William Andrew Staiger
  • Patent number: D420007
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Inventors: Bill Clifford Marshall, Christina Mae Marshall