Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Douglas S. Bishop
  • Patent number: 8156700
    Abstract: An assembly for sealing such as a rooftop which can include at least one type of projecting conduit such as a projecting pipe or an HVAC duct. A plurality of thermoformed membranes are provided in sheet form and are configured for applying over an exterior of the rooftop. The membranes are heat welded to one another along overlapping edges. A further plurality of membranes are configured for applying about an extending length of the conduit and are likewise being directly heat welded to one another along overlapping edges. A boot shaped membrane is applied over and directly welded to an interfacing location established between a proximate rooftop membrane and a further conduit wrapped membrane, such that the assembly provides a sectionalized and continuous vapor barrier across the roof and conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Terry Umlor
  • Patent number: 8087675
    Abstract: A work holder assembly for use in clamping a workpiece being machined. A chuck includes a fixed sleeve about which is mounted a rotatable collet. A plurality of individual clamps extend from circumferential spaced locations associated with the collet. The clamps each include a first spring biased and linear traveling component actuating a second radially traveling and adjustable component into engagement with annular disposed locations of the workpiece. Each the clamps exhibits a wedge shape at an interface between the linear and radial components, both in order to minimize clamping forces and to prevent backdriving of the clamps by the tooling. A fluid pressure extends through a location in the chuck, the collet further having a fluid delivery component in communication with the fluid supply and which is in contact with workpiece engaging locations, to overcome the spring bias of said pin in a fluid actuated release condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel G. Korson
  • Patent number: 7905850
    Abstract: A device and method is provided wherein a non-extendable strap is attached to the interior of an athletic, or other type of shoe, commencing on the instep side, extending below the user's foot, and ankle, which has been previously fitted with a commercial brace or wrap or taped, which is inserted within the shoe, and the strap is attached within the shoe again on the outstep upper side. The strap element is drawn tight about the user's ankle when the shoe is laced, strapped, or otherwise secured about the user's foot. The strap element extends above the user's ankle, and is pulled taut and affixed to the brace, or wrap, or separately taped, at a position on the outside of the user's lower leg. The device and method of attachment allows the shoe and brace or wrap to act together, as an integrated system, to limit active ankle inversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventor: David Norton
  • Patent number: 7641243
    Abstract: An improved latch incorporating adjustable backset and cylinder latch bolt assemblies, working in cooperation with a door handle, mounting rods and spindle. The backset latch includes novel configured inner and outer casing parts through which extend the mounting rods and spindle, and which sandwich therebetween an actuating plate and follower plate arrangement. The cylinder latch bolt further includes a novel subassembly including a bolt mounted in spring biasing fashion via a stem portion extending therefrom and interengaging the actuating plate to selectively retract the bolt into a cylinder shaped and interiorly open body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Inventor: Zhiman Yuan
  • Patent number: 7637051
    Abstract: An Adjustable Trolling Device, or dodger, consisting of a flat primary body and configured to be removably attached at one or more points along its edge to a primary fishing line, and at other points on its edge, at least some of which may be substantially opposite to the point where it is affixed to the primary fishing line, to trailing fishing bait, or lures. The device has an attached mounting surface, rotatable through 360°, or a specified range, projecting one or more guiding fins, substantially perpendicular to the rotatable mounting surface. The mounting surface, by its nature, may be rotated to place the guiding fins at alternate desired angles from the leading fishing line, so that movement of the dodger through the water may produce a variety of rotation or roll characteristics of the dodger and, correspondingly, the trailing bait or lures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventor: John E. Emory
  • Patent number: 7516571
    Abstract: A scope assembly for use with a projectile firing device including an erect image telescope mounted upon the device. The telescope includes a housing with a series of spaced apart lenses, a reticle display field being disposed along an optical path established within the telescope and which is viewable by a user. A laser range-finding scope is housed within a component in parallel disposed fashion relative to the erect image telescope, the range-finding scope incorporating a microprocessor and timer in operative communication with a pulse generator and an infrared projector. The distance to the target is measured by the laser, pulse detector, and timer. The data is transmitted to the microprocessor which determines the vertical position required to hit the target. The compensated target aimpoint is then illuminated in the reticle display field as a horizontal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Inventors: Andrew D. Scrogin, Walter E. Chapelle
  • Patent number: 7222890
    Abstract: Disclosed is a door latch assembly having an integrated means to accommodate multiple backset dimension requirements while facilitating the backset adjustment selection to be done in an easy and convenient manner. The multiple backset latch has as primary components a housing body assembly and a latch bolt housing assembly. The latch bolt housing assembly includes a housing body channel member, a cam support plate member, a bolt retractor member, a cam lever member, a positioning spring member, and a housing body plate. The latch bolt housing assembly further includes a latch bolt head. The housing body channel has an oval aperture corresponding to accept the cam lever member. The oval aperture has multiple radii sufficient to accommodate lateral movement to provide 60 mm (2? inches) and 70 mm (2¾ inches) backset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Inventor: Zhi Man Yuan
  • Patent number: 7204470
    Abstract: A mold device and method for producing a rough texture on all or a portion of the outward exterior surfaces of masonry block units. The device of the present invention is a mold having one or more cavities, open at the top and the bottom, with a rigid support platform or sheet across the bottom, to hold the masonry mixture in place until discharged through the bottom of the mold. On a portion of the interior sidewalls of the mold, are substantially vertical ribs extending from the interior surface, creating voids in the compacted mixture. An extension or “stripper” unit extends inwardly along the base of the portion of the interior wall containing the vertical ribs. A top plate configured to fit removably within the interior walls of the mold cavity is provided to compact the masonry mixture and to push the masonry unit out of the mold and simultaneously clean the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Inventor: Dean Jurik
  • Patent number: 7168109
    Abstract: A self-priming siphon tube for maintaining a trickle flow of fluid through a toilet tank reservoir and a toilet bowl. A water supply line is in fluid communication with the tank by virtue of a ball cock valve, the tank reservoir fluidly interconnects with the bowl by an overflow tube. The siphon tube includes an elongated and interiorly hollowed body having first, second and third fluidly interconnecting and parallel extending lengths. An interconnecting end associated with the second and third extending lengths is inserted into the overflow tube and an end of the water supply line connected to an end of the third conduit, causing a trickle flow of fluid to be drawn from the tank reservoir, by vacuum pressure, into the first length, and out into the bowl, the ball cock valve occasionally activating to draw fluid from the supply line into the tank reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventor: Kennith L. Reid
  • Patent number: 7163142
    Abstract: A damage resistant mailbox assembly to prevent damage to mailboxes and vehicles, persons or equipment which contact same. The mailbox is supported from an upright support post or structure by one or more expandable and bendable spring units. One end of each spring unit is attached to a plate which is in turn attached to the support post or structure. The other end of each spring unit is attached to the closed end of a standard mailbox enclosure. The device provides for movement of the mailbox when struck by external force, within a 360° radius about an axis substantially parallel to each support spring, with each spring biasing a return to the mailbox structure's original position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Inventors: Randall L. DeLine, Kerry Luedtke, James Harris
  • Patent number: 6925838
    Abstract: An earring support device, or finding, which is inserted through a substantially horizontal piercing in the user's earlobe and from which an earring ornament is suspended. A horizontal straight center section of the support is provided to correspond with the piercing of the earlobe and minimize discomfort from the weight of the ornament. The device has two downward portions curvedly attached to, and, suspended, from each end of the horizontal section. One downward portion has a loop at its end to suspend an ornament. The other downward portion is inclined inwardly to hold the support in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventor: Jacqueline M. Carmack
  • Patent number: 6729747
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a combination lampshade assembly. The assembly consists of a base lampshade with a closed outer surface, with an upper opening and lower opening and a generally uniform closed surface area between them. The base lampshade assembly has no visible connecting devices or means which would differentiate it from the outward appearance of a standard lampshade. The base lampshade may be of opaque, transparent or translucent material. A rigid outer lampshade assembly is configured to fit over the standard lampshade base assembly and is held in place gravitationally by contact between the base assembly and the outer assembly. The outer assembly may be in two interchangeable pieces, with an inner sheath, and an outer cover with cut-out designs on its surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Inventor: Lalu Wirayani
  • Patent number: 6695533
    Abstract: A hydraulic lift device for in-water boat hoists. A hydraulic cylinder is utilized to extend and retract a cylindrical rod with a vertical cross member at its end. Lift cables are attached to the cross member on opposite sides and extend rearwardly toward the hydraulic cylinder. One cable is horizontally reversed, 180° by a pulley, with both cables then directed 90° downward over respective pulleys and affixed to opposite ends of the cradle of the hoist, equalizing end to end lift. Side to side lift may be equalized by a second parallel device or by levelings cables. Primary components are contained within an attached enclosure, above water level. Remote operation and solar power may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventor: Stephen P. Bulmann
  • Patent number: 6681755
    Abstract: A stabilizer unit, or vibration dampening device, for hand-held implements, generally, and for archery bows, in particular. A closed container incorporated within or attached to the hand-held device is partially filled with a gelatinous mass which mass is attached to the interior of the closed container. A solid weight is suspended in the gelatinous mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Inventor: Pierre Pujos
  • Patent number: 6658906
    Abstract: A device for temporarily disabling a doorknob attached to a hinged door. The device covers the doorknob with a rigid enclosure, preventing rotation of the doorknob to move the associated locking bolt. A retaining unit is mated with an extension from the rigid enclosure in a male-female relationship, simultaneously with fitting the retaining unit over the outer edge of the hinged door while ajar. Closure of the door into the associated doorjamb, with the enclosure over the doorknob, prevents parting movement between the enclosure and the retaining unit, providing a self-locking feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Inventor: James H. Wright
  • Patent number: 6390421
    Abstract: A hanger for hanging multiple pipes from a support member includes a pipe clamp with a circular opening. The pipe clamp has a top portion above the circular opening and a bottom portion below the circular opening. An attachment member is designed to attach to a support member and is interconnected with the top portion of the pipe clamp. An extension arm has one end interconnected with the bottom portion of the pipe clamp and another end which extends away from the bottom portion of the pipe clamp. A pipe clip is interconnected with the free end of the extension arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Inventor: John Scott Rudd
  • Patent number: 6312366
    Abstract: An exercise device for use in exercising and strengthening abdominal and lower back muscles. The device is easily utilized, may be readily disassembled, and is easily portable. The device utilizes individual upright resilient bars of varying degrees of resistance which may be interchangeably affixed to a seat portion of the device. The upper portion of the resilient bar feature, which may be bowed in one direction, has an attached padded upper body support on one side and a harness element on the other. The user may sit on the seat element and exert back-ward pressure against the upper back support to exercise lumber (extensor) paraspinal muscles of the lower back, or the user may sit on the seat element gripping a handlebar assembly affixed to the upper end of the resilient bar and bend forwardly exerting pressure away from the bar to exercise the abdominal muscles. A padded lower back support is provided to assist in properly positioning the user on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Vipa, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Vincent R. Prusick
  • Patent number: D499011
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Sno-Hold, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Rizzo
  • Patent number: D499332
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Sno-Hold, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Rizzo
  • Patent number: D605061
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Inventor: Vlademir Moreno