Patents Represented by Attorney Daniel Rubin
  • Patent number: 6485044
    Abstract: A cylindrical peg adapted for side mounting on each axle of a bicycle to extend laterally outward therefrom for riding a rail when participating in the stunt of grinding. The peg includes a rotatable cover to effect a rolling mode on the rail and optionally may include a detent to convert the cover from a rolling mode to a fixed mode by securing the cover against rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Inventor: Patrick J. Blake
  • Patent number: 6260313
    Abstract: Method, apparatus and product providing a cantilevered coping about prefabricated stairs of an in-ground liner type swimming pool. Disclosed is a polystyrene form board of desired profile face to effect a complementary fit onto a top of the stairs, fastener means including a saddle bracket for securing the form board onto the stairs and a release structure to enable removing the form board after the poured aggregate coping has cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Inventor: William J. Stegmeier
  • Patent number: 6257856
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for forming a raised gripping surface along the peripheral edge of poured aggregate swimming pool coping. Utilized therein is a form board including a recess to form a first portion of the gripping surface and an aggregate dispensing mule to form a second portion of the gripping surface in a contiguous relation to the first portion. A finishing tool joins both portions into a combined unitized structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Inventors: William J. Stegmeier, John M. Stegmeier
  • Patent number: 6216541
    Abstract: A pressure gauge in which the displacement tip of the Bourdon tube is sealed and secured to a bracket of an amplifier movement by a selected solder composition affording a failure response to an encountered overpressure at a pressure value lower than the burst pressure of the Bourdon tube. Overpressure causes a fracture in the solder to be incurred enabling release of the overpressure while a throttle plug situated in the inlet path to the Bourdon tube severely restricts continuing gas flow to the fracture site. As a consequence, released flow from the solder fracture will be at a pressure insufficient to potentially cause explosion of the gauge case/lens to occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: David M. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 6189278
    Abstract: Method and product for the forming of contraction joints in the end face of poured concrete structures that includes a blade-like insert of selective profile configuration corresponding to the profile surface of a form board to be utilized for shaping the end face when poured. The insert is attachable to the profile surface of the form board and includes a blade member extending laterally away from the profile surface to produce a contraction joint in the end face when cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Inventor: William J. Stegmeier
  • Patent number: 6164138
    Abstract: There is disclosed a pressure gauge construction in which the dial plate includes recessed indentations interfit with pins projecting beyond the front face of the gauge movement for supporting a dial plate in place. An adhesive cement is contained between the back face of the dial plate and the front face of the movement effects an adhesive bonding therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Blake, Talivaldis I. Maidelis
  • Patent number: 6161880
    Abstract: An end fitting/pipe coupling in which to receive a flexible pipe end to be joined includes an annular seal of chevron configuration supported in the fitting for surrounding the received pipe end and is comprised of an elastomer composition defining a plurality of uniformly spaced parallel separations each containing an annular metallic shim adapted to increasingly grip the pipe in response to a pull out force encountered by the pipe end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: Kellogg, Brown and Root, Inc.
    Inventor: George W. Peppel
  • Patent number: 6129869
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for forming a raised gripping surface along the peripheral edge of poured aggregate swimming pool coping. Utilized therein is a form board including a recess to form a first portion of the gripping surface and an aggregate dispensing mule to form a second portion of the gripping surface in a contiguous relation to the first portion. A finishing tool joins both portions into a combined unitized structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Inventors: William J. Stegmeier, John M. Stegmeier
  • Patent number: 6129391
    Abstract: A plastic pipe coupling for the joining of plain end plastic pipe that includes a pair of longitudinally displaced annular followers, a tubular middle ring extending between the opposite followers, an annular gasket within each follower contiguous to the middle ring, gripper segments within the follower that are operative during tightening installation of the follower about a received pipe end to effect a penetrating restraining grip against the surface of the pipe end and means on each of said followers cooperating with the end configuration of the middle ring to effect a snap-in-interlock and a perceptive signal when installation is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth E. Rakieski
  • Patent number: 6119525
    Abstract: Dampening apparatus for a pressure gauge in which a short length of sleeve, ferrule, hub or thimble encircles the pointer shaft in a close but loose fit relation and is packed with a high viscosity fluid such that it will serve to decelerate and cushion any sudden shock or pulsation force that would otherwise be transmitted to the pointer shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John C. Hamma
  • Patent number: 6106029
    Abstract: A pipe coupling for the joining of plain end plastic or metallic pipe that includes an annular follower, a tubular middle ring extending between opposite followers, an annular gasket within the follower contiguous to the middle ring and a restrainer unit within the follower comprising a lock ring having a plurality of arcuately spaced radial slots for slideably supporting individual gripper segments that are operative during tightening installation of the follower about a received pipe end to effect a penetrating restraining grip against the surface of the pipe end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis DeMore, Scott Alan Butler
  • Patent number: 6085595
    Abstract: A sensor element suitable for sensing pressure values of fluid pressure at high pressure ranges on the order of 40,000 psi and above and comprised of a predetermined length of a closed end tube which at zero applied pressure is of rectilinear configuration. The tube contains a round bore eccentrically disposed parallel within the tube having one end open at which to receive fluid pressure. By virtue of the eccentric relationship of the bore to the tube, an internal bending moment occurs under pressure loading that is proportional to the applied pressure and which bending moment causes the free closed end of the tube to deflect in a direction opposite to the direction to the which the bore was predisposed with respect to the OD center line of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter J. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 6071052
    Abstract: A method of forming a lock nut and the product thereof in which a coaxial extension is secured to the end face of a standard nut to receive a locking element therein. The extension is comprised of a concentric metal ring secured at one edge to the end face of a standard nut and at the other edge secures a locking element against the end face of the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Lok-Mor, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack R. Kerr
  • Patent number: 6068345
    Abstract: A portable wheel mask suitable for position placement in close proximity to the face of a wheel on which a mounted tire is to be cleaned. The mask comprises a flexible but durable body of fabric composition that is collapsible from an open taut relation to a collapsed relation for storage. A handle secured to the backside of the body enables supporting the mask in place while a pocket on the inside surface of the body enables the valve stem of the tire to be received during such time as the mask is being utilized for protecting the wheel face against available forms of tire cleaning products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Inventor: Joe L. Bressie
  • Patent number: D438841
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Texas Saddlebags Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Daniel G. Smith
  • Patent number: D443246
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Texas Saddlebags Industries, LTD
    Inventor: Daniel G. Smith
  • Patent number: D444120
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Texas Saddlebags Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Daniel G. Smith
  • Patent number: D449113
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Inventor: William J. Stegmeier
  • Patent number: D430535
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: Texas Saddlebags, Industries, Ltd
    Inventor: Daniel G. Smith
  • Patent number: D431095
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Inventor: Candace E. Hyman