Patents Represented by Attorney Donald C. Bolger
  • Patent number: 5804748
    Abstract: The present invention is an improvement in the way a sound post is installed into a violin or viola. The present device secures the sound post to the device by using a cradle and wire loop. The sound post is attached to the device and then inserted through the F hole in the violin or viola and installed in the exact location. After, the sound post is set in the exact location the device releases the sound post and is removed from the violin or viola.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Inventor: William L. Clayton, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5675225
    Abstract: A novel motor belt drive mechanism which rotates a mouse or other toys to amuse, occupy, and entertain pets. The device is battery powered with a switch which can be turned on and off to attract a cat or other pet. The device has a low profile, thereby making it difficult to tip over. The device is battery operated and has no exposed dangerous voltage wires for pets to chew on. The device may be mounted in virtually any plane and in rotation may be allowed to animate other suspended devices for further variation. The rotating toy device may be locally or remotely manually oscillated to cause an erratic changing field of direction and at the same time allowing direct inter-action pet entertainment for elderly, disabled and persons with impaired senses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Inventors: Herbert Arthur Moore, Al Lynn Wilson
  • Patent number: 5651332
    Abstract: An entertaining exercise toy device, animated to stimulate all the natural playful instincts of a cat and that of a furniture footstool for the owner. The pet exercising toy footstool is comprised of a electrically animated mouse like creature suspended inside a simulated mouse hole, a replaceable drape curtain, an interior access sanctuary for the cat and a stool footrest for the owner. The device electrically animates the mouse in a random life like manner from virtually any location and may be operated by a remote control for use by the elderly, handicapped and people with impaired senses. The device operates in three modes automatic, interactive and inert. The unit can be activated to the on condition by the pet or operator and will turn itself off after an adjustable preset time delay. The animated toy is battery operated in a very low adjustable voltage range of 6 vdc for maximum safety and the unit may safely be left unattended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1997
    Inventors: Herbert Arthur Moore, Al Lynn Wilson
  • Patent number: 5582533
    Abstract: A process for modifying commercial/domestic plastic fingernail tip extensions comprises the steps of, loading an abrasive material with a plurality of commercial/domestic plastic fingernail tip extensions into a mixing chamber whereby a plurality of fingernail tip extensions are processed simultaneously either by blowing gas through the mixing chamer in combination with an abrasive material, tumbling the mixing chamber, or vibrating the mixing chamber, to scratch/roughen the commercial/domestic plastic fingernail tip extensions to a desired thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Inventor: Robert McPherson
  • Patent number: 5579732
    Abstract: The electromechanical valve system consists of a new system for opening and closing intake and exhaust valves on internal combustion motor vehicle engines by using electric pulses from the electronic control module (ECM) to electromagnets surrounding ball valves equipped with permanent magnets on pivots. It is designed to eliminate the camshaft, rocker arms, lifters, springs, etc., for the engine so the engine weights less but has more power, requires minimal maintenance because of the drastic reduction in moving parts, increases fuel efficiency and allows variable valve timing because valve operation is no longer dependent on the camshaft. The electromechanical valve system uses an input signal from a crank trigger sensor to the engine control module (ECM) which sends electrical pulses to electromagnets around valve ball in which discs are equipped with magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Inventor: Wade A. Hajek
  • Patent number: 5396725
    Abstract: The quick detachable gun sight mount has a front base, a rear slide base and a rear slide. The front base is mounted to the gun receiver with two screws. The front base has a slot to receive a dovetail mount at the rear portion of the slot and then lock in place when the dovetail is moved to the tapered forward portion of the slot. The rear slide base is also mounted to the gun receiver with two screws. The rear slide has two holes at the rear to retain two springs, two balls, and a hole for securing the rear slide base. The rear slide has a channel cross section which allows the rear slide to move forward and rearward on the slide base. The rear slide also has a slot to receive a dovetail mount at the front portion of the slot and then lock in place when the slide is moved to the tapered forward portion. Two springs are used to create a force between the slide and the rear slide base. The slide also has an elongated hole for a securing screw which is fastened to the rear base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Inventor: Alfred R. Talbot
  • Patent number: 5291619
    Abstract: A water closet sealing adapter for sealing a water closet to a drainage pipe which prevents leakage of gas or liquids. A gasket having a hole in the center is attached to the top of the adapter. The adapter has grooves near the bottom and in conjunction with a lip seal provides a sealing adjustment feature. The lip seal is installed in the appropriate groove and then installed into the drainage pipe. The outlet to the water closet is inserted through the inside of the gasket. The water closet is then lowered and seated in place and secured. The adapter prevents leakage of gas or liquid from the joint between the water closet and drainage pipe and allows for some movement of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Inventor: Charles R. Adorjan
  • Patent number: 5275216
    Abstract: An add-on liquid overflow shut-off valve for a tank. The device is used to ensure that a holding tank is not overfilled and provides a fail safe way to prevent spillage when pumping into a holding tank. The device provides a warning indicator when the holding tank is near full. The device also has a fail safe switch which will turn off air to a pump when the holding tank is full and also blow a whistle to indicate the tank is full. The device uses a diaphragm which operates on a pressure differential. When the pressure is increase past a spring set point, the diaphragm raises a plate that activates a switching valve which shuts off air supply to an air pump and blows a whistle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Inventor: Christopher R. Haedt
  • Patent number: 5121096
    Abstract: A position location device that is self powered and worn or carried by a child, pet, or a person with impaired senses such as sight or hearing. The device is a stand alone device, in that it is totally self contained and requires absolutely no external inputs of power or data. Because the device is a stand alone and not dependent on transmitted signals or radiated data, the unit is not susceptible to unwanted transient radiated noise interference or atmospheric noise phenomenon. After an adjustable preset time delay triggers a visual and audio alarm, a monitoring person can easily locate the impaired person before any potential danger occurs. A small child or a person with impaired senses carrying this device is allowed to walk or play freely. If the child or person with impaired senses walks off or gets lost, the device will automatically trigger at the preset time which will alert the monitoring person as to the location of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Inventors: Herbert A. Moore, Al L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5119001
    Abstract: A novel electric, gear driven, frequency controlled oscillating device that oscillates a toy mouse or other toys to amuse, occupy, and entertain pets. Because this unit is gear driven, it provides enough torque to insure self restarting after being stopped by a playful cat. The device has a low profile, thereby making it difficult to tip over. The cat toy operates in a very low variable voltage range, 6 volts DC, for maximum safety. The device is battery operated and has no exposed wires for pets to chew on. Device may be mounted in virtually any plane for further variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Inventors: Herbert A. Moore, Al L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5104314
    Abstract: A refractory hearth for use in an industrial heat treat furnace is disclosed whereby the hearth contains no alloy parts with the exception of the pusher assembly and the roller chain attached to it. L-shaped ceramic, refractory or silicon carbide tile are placed in position to support material being heat treated, while at the same time preventing the roller chain from rising up out of place. The outside edges of said L-shaped tile shall act as guides to move stock trays in a straight path. Refractory material used to hold hearth in place will also support radiant tubes used to supply heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Inventor: Leonard M. Amore
  • Patent number: 5083521
    Abstract: A easy open bailer attachment which provides a way of opening a bailer in one lift of the bailer lever. When lifting the lever it presses against a crossbar attachment and opens the bailer. The crossbar attachment gives the bailer lever an open and closed position feel. The crossbar attachment also give the bailer lever a specific position which verifies that the bailer opened correctly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Inventor: Albert C. Widing
  • Patent number: 5031320
    Abstract: A hand held vacuum hair cutting device containing a turning plate, a stationary plate, and a positioning plate which can be adjusted to cut hair to a desired length. An electric motor turns a flexible rotating nylon trim line which is located between the stationary plate and the positioning plate. A fan creates a vacuum which pulls the hair through the turning plate, the stationary plate, and the positioning plate where the hair is cut to the desired length by the rotating nylon trim line. A filter is located between the fan and the nylon trim line which collects the hair. The length of hair to be cut is determined by holes in the turning plate that are opened and closed by rotating the turning plate relative to the stationary plate and positioning plate. When rotating the turning plate so that the holes in the low position, hair is cut short. Likewise, when rotating the turning plate so that the holes are in the high position, hair is cut long.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Inventor: David C. Persyn
  • Patent number: 4957299
    Abstract: A child's toy which can also be used as a game. The game consists of a game board and a balloon launching device called a "balloon fly". The game board is made from a flat piece of paper or cardboard and is divided into 9 area, marked 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10. Next to the number 2 are the words "Free Fly" which gives an extra turn when the "balloon fly" lands on this space. To play the game, a child blows on the open end of the "balloon fly" until the balloon is expanded with sufficient air to reach the game board. The child then puts his finger over the open end of "balloon fly" to hold the air inside of the balloon. Next, the child adjusts the wing at a conjectured setting and then aims the "balloon fly" towards the game board. When the child feels that his settings and aim are completed, the child's finger is released from the "balloon fly" and exiting air causes the "balloon fly" to be launched toward the game board. Points are scored when the "balloon fly" lands on a game board number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1990
    Inventor: Royest L. Richardson
  • Patent number: 4918673
    Abstract: A time of last sale recording device for a newspaper vending machine. The time recorder uses a proximity sensor to send a signal to a predetermining subtracting counter for each time the vending machine door is opened. One digit is subtracted each time the door is opened (newspaper removed). When the counter goes to zero, the hour meter stops and that is the time of last sale. The data recorded is useful in determining the number of newspapers to leave in the vending machine at future dates. Vending machine sales can be optimized when coupled with other marketing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Inventor: Bernard W. Stabel
  • Patent number: 4801377
    Abstract: A debris separator is provided in the downspout of a gutter system wherein a steeply angled grating is provided in the downspout which permits water to flow down through the downspout while leaves and other debris are carried downwardly along the grating and out of an opening in the downspout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1989
    Inventor: Benjamin H. Bolt
  • Patent number: D298446
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Inventor: Benjamin B. Bolger
  • Patent number: D301122
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Inventors: Chester L. Dixson, Odena L. Wadsworth
  • Patent number: D314422
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: Fernco
    Inventor: Charles R. Adorjan
  • Patent number: D317455
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Inventor: Louis G. Martin