Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Curtis V. Harr
  • Patent number: 7226274
    Abstract: A concrete slab leveling apparatus is provided that is built upon a vehicle such as a flatbed truck or trailer which makes it highly transportable enabling the invention to move from site to site quickly and easily. The flatbed platform of the vehicle is equipped with a material bin which is a relatively large opened topped box which holds the material that is to be pumped under a settled concrete slab. The material bin is also fitted with an auger that extends the length of the lower surface and is a screw-like device which is rotationally driven to move the material contained within the bin towards the front of the auger channel during operations so that it can be moved efficiently into the pump assembly. The present invention is also equipped with a hydraulic pump assembly which drives the fill material from the material bin and through a hose to the proper location under a concrete slab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventor: Charles Lee Asplin
  • Patent number: 7223062
    Abstract: A front end loader tactical boom apparatus providing a means of penetrating walls for the purposes of gathering intelligence and the dispensation of suppression agents. The tactical boom apparatus my be readily assembled at a given site with varying boom lengths and attachments including a claw head equipped with a camera and a means for delivery of tear gas, flash grenades and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Inventor: Earl William Emerson
  • Patent number: 7220105
    Abstract: This three dimensional ornament is designed to be suspended in outdoor situations where it is free to rotate in the wind and thereby enhance the aesthetic qualities of the area in which it is deployed and to make the wind velocity visible. The ornament is a turbine type section with an open interior section that may be filed with various decorative plates or spirals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Inventors: Gene Schobinger, Kathie Schobinger
  • Patent number: 6824029
    Abstract: A storage bin for use in extended cab pickup trucks having a rear seating area. The storage bin is an opened topped rectangular box, with a removable divider that is specifically designed to fit in the space beneath the rear seat the extended cab pickup truck. The use of the storage bin allows the owner of the extended cab pickup truck to store valuable items, such as electronics gear or guns in a secure manner that is out of sight from individuals on the outside of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Inventors: Dennis Tuel, Jr., Danny Lee Ouren
  • Patent number: 6802495
    Abstract: A pull through fence clip is provided which is made of a single length of rod that is bent or shaped to form a device having an axis composed of two pins located at either end and a centrally located square-shaped body. The pull through fence clip is attached to a fence post by use of a commonly available post staple clip. The use of the present invention securely attaches a section of fencing wire to a fence post while allowing the individual fence wire to freely move along the line described by its longitudinal axis. The importance of this design is that it allows the fence to flex and compensate for changing conditions without impacting the general integrity and aesthetic quality of the fence as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Inventor: Roland F. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6733402
    Abstract: A ball mark repair tool is provided which contains a method by which a scoring pencil can be held by the repair tool and removed or replaced as needed. This cuts down on the number of loose articles in a golfers pocket and prevents the loss of tools during play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Inventor: Everett B. Christensen
  • Patent number: 6666797
    Abstract: A snowboard training apparatus is provided which is designed to be used on any solid surface, such as a living room floor, and simulates the actual use of a snowboard on a ski hill. The training apparatus is made up of a plank-like board that roughly simulates a basic snow board. Additionally, the lower surface of the board is equipped with a pair of laterally mounted rockers that extend downward from this surface. These rockers are configured in a triangular shape and having the point of the triangle facing downward at the center of the rocker. This configuration ensures that when the board is placed on a hard surface it rests on the rockers which enables a user to learn to properly control a snowboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventor: Daniel William Martin
  • Patent number: 6655090
    Abstract: A framed gate pivotally mounted at one of it's lower corners to an inner fence post securely positioned in the ground. The pivotal mounting of the gate allows one end of the gate to swing up and out of the way thereby effectively opening a gap and allowing passage from one side of the fence line to the other. A primary post is positioned outside of the inner fence post in relation to the gate. A manual winch device or powered winch device is attached to the primary post for the lifting of the framed gate. Further, this device is equipped with a spring for assisting the swinging of the gate up and out of the way and may be equipped with a remote control mechanism for remote operation of the gate. On the opposite side of the gate from the inner post is located the outer post which contains a catch mechanism to engage a locking mechanism on the gate to securely lock and hold the gate in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Inventor: Cletus Regner
  • Patent number: 6578295
    Abstract: A frame apparatus that fits on the loader arms of a skid steer front loader. This frame apparatus serves as a platform upon which a plurality of hydraulically driven tools can be employed. The frame apparatus further includes a hydraulic junction box and solenoid system for multiplying the front loaders hydraulic ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Glenmac Inc.
    Inventors: Mac E. McPherson, Michael G. McPherson, Gary A. Parkos, Roger D. Noska
  • Patent number: 6450905
    Abstract: A scent dispersion apparatus for delivery via an arrow shot by a bow. The apparatus uses an arrow tip using a compression fitting for attaching to the arrow shaft. A scent dispersion head slidably fits over the arrow tip, and contains a sponge which holds liquid scent. The arrow tip acts like a plunger to force the scent liquid out upon target impact. The arrow tip includes O-rings to hold the dispersion head in place until target impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Pee Wee's, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert LeRoy Edlund
  • Patent number: 6439853
    Abstract: This circulation device is equipped with a water impeller that is larger than and tightly fitted over the top of the draft tube through which the water from the pond or reservoir is drawn. By placing the impeller above and out of the draft tube it enables to lift water through the draft tube and imparts a centrifugal force on the water above the impeller which aids in moving the water radially outward from the impeller. The water is directed outwardly over a large diffuser plate that is centrally located. The outer edge of the diffuser plate is equipped with a laminar flow diffuser lip which is designed to inhibit the passage of water from the diffuser plate to the open water. This design ensures that most of the energy imparted to the water by the impeller is retained once it leaves the diffuser plate, making the invention operate efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignees: PSI-ETS and Partnership
    Inventors: Willard Richard Tormaschy, Wayne Everet Ruzicka, Joel John Bleth, Gary Allen Kudrna, Tait Joseph Obritsch
  • Patent number: 6432302
    Abstract: This circulation device is equipped with a water impeller that is larger than and tightly fitted over the top of the draft tube through which the water from the pond or reservoir is drawn. The water drawn up and directed outwardly over a large diffuser plate that is centrally located within the invention. The outer edge of the diffuser plate is equipped with a laminar flow diffuser lip which is specifically designed to inhibit the passage of water from the diffuser plate to the open water as little as possible. Additionally, a means of providing a floating water circulation apparatus with the ability to operate effectively in weather conditions in which a layer of ice is likely to form over the diffusor plat of the apparatus in the nighttime hours is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignees: PSI-ETS, A ND Partnership
    Inventors: Tait Joseph Obritsch, Willard Richard Tormaschy, Wayne Everet Ruzicka, Joel John Bleth, Gary Allen Kudrna
  • Patent number: 6407672
    Abstract: A device is provided which allows a personal computer user to monitor the operational parameters of the central processing unit's cooling fan. This device, called the CPU cooling fan speed monitor, characterizes the normal operating speed range of the CPU fan and the fan speed and provides warnings of improper fan speed. The fan speed monitor is a microcontroller-based device which has two principle modes of operation: the characterization mode; and the monitor mode. In the characterization mode, the fan speed monitor determines the “normal” operating speed range of the cooling fan. In the monitor mode, the fan speed monitor provides audible and visual indication of the operating speed of the CPU cooling fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Inventors: Steven A. Grenz, Donald D. Harter
  • Patent number: 6391031
    Abstract: A one piece osteotomy guide and method of use, for making a bi plane chevron cut in an osteotomy surgery, such as bunion surgery where accurate redirection of a bone or joint is required. This guide is used to mark a first cut and then placed in the cut. The guide is then used to direct the second cut. Use of the guide allows these cuts to match perfectly, thus speeding the healing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Inventor: Eugene P. Toomey
  • Patent number: 6342190
    Abstract: An ore separation process is provided which begins with a specially designed primary grinding mill. The primary grinding mill grinds the ore into a fine powder which is then blown into the primary sizing baghouse which separates the smaller particles from the larger particles. The oversized particles are channeled to the secondary grinding mill where they are ground again and blown to the secondary sizing baghouse. The grinding process is repeated until all the ore is the proper size. Once the ore has been ground to the proper size it is sent to the ore-roasting oven where it is mixed with a precise amount of air where it is flash heated which initiates the process of separating the values from the wastes. From the ore-roasting oven, the heated ore is channeled to the quench chambers where it is cooled very quickly which results in the breaking up of the ore into its constituent components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Inventors: Brian Cannon Dumbolton, John Howard Dumbolton
  • Patent number: 6321484
    Abstract: A method of cutting seed potatoes prior to their planting is provided in which a laser beam is employed to slice the potatoes into the desired sized pieces. The present invention employs a plurality of laser cutting tubes and/or a multiple laser beam horizontal cutting areas which hold laser beam generating systems made up of laser beam sources that project the laser beams through the center of the cutting tubes or the cutting area and laser energy absorbers which contains the laser energy not used in the cutting process within the confines of the body of the invention. The laser beams bisect the cutting areas and as a potatoes pass through it the laser beams effectively cut the potato into the desired size before it leaves the body of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Inventors: William John Zelinski, Jr., Thomas Keith Tallackson
  • Patent number: 6322041
    Abstract: A method of employing an electric motor that is used to roll and unroll tarpaulin covers that is mounted to the front portion of a belly dump trailer in a fashion that allows it to move both fore and aft as the tarpaulin is rolled over the trailer box is provided. This mounting of the motor is primarily accomplished by the use of a pair of tubular slide rails that are horizontally positioned above a cross member of the trailer frame. The mounting of the electric motor to these slide rails is accomplished by the use of a pair of tubular motor runners that fit over the slide rails prior to the mount's final assembly. This design allows the electric motor assembly to move freely fore and aft within the confines of the horizontal slide rails. The motor assembly is then connected through a universal joint to the solid drive shaft which is connected through an additional universal joint to the tarpaulin roll tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Agri-Cover, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Milton Schmeichel
  • Patent number: 6298690
    Abstract: A large tumbling device into which broken pieces of labeled glass such as beverage bottles, or cullet, are fed. After entering the interior chamber of the tumbler, the cullet is carried by a plurality of interior fins along the inside circumference of the tumbler to a point where the glass falls back to the low point of the tumbler. During this fall, the cullet passes through a flame generated in the interior cavity of said tumbler. The glass is heated to a temperature well below 600 degrees Fahrenheit (the temperature at which the molecular structure of glass begins to change) therefore ensuring that the processed glass retains its original properties. This process is repeated numerous times, ensuring that all of the foreign material is removed, before the cullet passes through the entirety of the chamber and is cooled to be processed into the desired grades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Inventors: Joel Millard Dahl, Millard Justin Dahl
  • Patent number: D533106
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Inventors: Gene Schobinger, Kathie Schobinger
  • Patent number: D465006
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: Terry Lynn Kissner