Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Ernest Kettelson
  • Patent number: 7037219
    Abstract: A soccer training device that comprises a net which covers the large central portion of a soccer goal but leaves limited openings in the upper corners of the goal as well as along each opposite side of the goal which are relatively harder for a goal tender to block. The objective is to train and teach soccer players to kick or otherwise lawfully propel the soccer ball through those relatively harder portions of the goal for a goal tender to block, thereby increasing the likelihood of being able to score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Inventor: Greg Pakieser
  • Patent number: 7001229
    Abstract: In this specification regarding water vehicle propellers, the gist of the technical disclosure resides in the construction of a propeller having elongated blades which extend in a helical path and longitudinally of the hull of a water vehicle in an unbroken length, singly or in aligned sections following the contour of the hull, for substantially its entire length or that portion of the length of a water vehicle in contact with the body of water when under way. The elongated propellers are rotated on their longitudinal axis. In addition, two of such elongated propellers or aligned sections of such propellers are mounted parallel for rotation in opposite directions either within a tubular housing open at the front and rear or mounted directly adjacent the hull with one or more on either side. Spaced apart longitudinal support members are secured below the elongated propellers to prevent contact with an object or objects from below and to support the propellers and hull above any such objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Ernest Kettelson
  • Patent number: 6823615
    Abstract: A sectional snowplow having a plurality of separate sections, each mounted separately and independently to the snowplow frame for limited movement upwardly and downwardly relative to the sections of the snowplow on either side, whereby one section can rise to scrape over a rise in the surface below that section without causing the sections on either side to also rise above the surface below such other sections. Each section is mounted separately and independently to the snowplow frame by flexible members of a resilient but nevertheless sturdy material such as polyurethane. A preferred material is known in the trade as polyurethane 90 A Shore hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Inventor: Randy W. Strait
  • Patent number: 6821220
    Abstract: An annular dart carrying body and darts received thereon, in which the annular dart carrying body includes radially spaced apart dart receiving portions in which the dart receiving portions have flat portions positioned to come into full facing frictional contact with corresponding flat portions of each respective dart that is received in the dart receiving portions. The flat portions of the dart carrying body may comprise spaced apart cut away flat portions around the circumference of the dart carrying body. The flat portions of the dart carrying body may also be the flat bottom walls of respective recesses that open to the circumference of the dart carrying body to receive respective ones of the darts, with screw threads to enable screwing the darts into the respective recesses. The flat portions of each dart comprise a base portion having a flat bottom wall that comes into full facing frictional contact with the flat portions of the dart receiving portions of the dart carrying body when received therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Inventor: Dennis D. Engler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6789807
    Abstract: This invention relates to the field of carts on wheels to make it easier to carry a trolling motor and battery to operate the trolling motor from a store to the customer's boat at a pier. A compartment for the battery is provided at the lower part of the cart above and adjacent to the wheels and a receiving recess for the cylindrical motor housing is provided at the lower part of the cart just forward of the battery compartment. When the cart is pivoted rearwardly on the wheels, the battery compartment and battery thereon is above the wheels and rotated slightly to the rear thereof and the receiving recess for the motor housing and motor thereon is above the wheels and rotated slightly to the front thereof for relatively uniform distribution of the weight of those items to better balance the carrying weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventors: Don H. Morrison, Scott Douglas Morrison
  • Patent number: 6598311
    Abstract: A tape measure case with coiled measuring tape therein having a miniature builders square provided along one side wall, having a magnifying lens to magnify the numbers and markings on the measuring tape, having a rearwardly extending positioning member with a pivot hole around which the tape measure case and extended measuring tape can be pivoted to mark an arcuate line on a work piece, having a ripping guide member extendable downwardly from the case to bear against the side edge of a board on which a rip saw line is to be marked, having an end piece at the outer free end of the measuring tape that has a V-notch to receive the acute-angled end of a rafter or other work piece to thereby hold the outer end of the tape measure in position hands-free, having the outer free end of the measuring tape magnetized for retrieval of items that have fallen into otherwise difficult locations to reach, having a gradually tapering and thickening outer end portion of the measuring tape to gradually increase frictional engag
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Inventor: Tom Noon
  • Patent number: 6524264
    Abstract: A contact separation cover for a front and back body brace to separate the braces themselves from contact with the skin of a person wearing such braces. The cover provides a layer of continuously smooth, relatively soft flexible sheet material such as flannelette, over the entire inwardly facing side of the brace. The contact separation cover includes connecting or positioning means whereby it can be secured in place on the brace and removed therefrom for such purposes as cleaning and replacement. A pair of tabs or flaps are provided at each opposite end portion of the contact separation cover to fold over corresponding end portions of the brace. Each pair of tabs or flaps have releasable connecting members, such as tiny hooks and loops, for releasable connection of the tabs or flaps when folded over the respective opposite end portions of the brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Inventor: Ethel Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 6488229
    Abstract: A toilet roll dispenser primarily for use in portable toilets, comprising a housing having a first toilet paper roll supported on a mandrel in position for use, and a second or reserve toilet paper roll on the mandrel in side-by-side relationship. The reserve roll is received in the cavity of a use-prevention receptacle which is also supported on the mandrel in co-axial relationship with the reserve toilet paper roll. The side walls of the housing restrict lateral movement of the toilet paper rolls so the reserve toilet paper roll cannot be moved laterally out of the use-prevention receptacle until the first toilet paper roll has been used up and its paper core removed from the mandrel. While the reserve roll is in the cavity of the use-prevention receptacle it cannot be used. After the first roll has been completely used up, it is then possible to reach the paper core of the used up first roll and tear it away from the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Inventor: Bradley T. Denton
  • Patent number: 6349946
    Abstract: A sealing member to seal the opening in the side wall of a chamber such as a catch basin through which a laterally extending member such as a drain pipe is positioned and connected. The sealing gasket comprises an annular ring having a cylindrical bore to receive such drain pipe for example, an annular groove cut into the annular ring which divides the portions adjacent the groove into a first annual flange on one side of the groove and a second annular flange on the opposite side of the groove. The sealing gasket is made of a flexible compressible material. It is worked into the opening to be sealed by flexing the gasket in such a way as to insert the peripheral edge of the wall surrounding the opening into the annular groove, whereupon one of the annular flanges is in sealing bearing relationship against the outer surface of the wall around the opening and the other annular flange is in sealing bearing relationship against the inner surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Inventor: John K Daugherty
  • Patent number: 6308550
    Abstract: A modular mobile bench for supporting a vehicle chassis comprises a modular frame and a plurality of modular fixture holders supported on such frame having fixtures pick-up points on the chassis or vehicle body that is to be suported thereon. The modular frame and fixture holders are constructed and arranged in such a way they can support the entire vehicle chassis in any desired position, upright, upside-down, on either side, on either end, one portion of the vehicle elevated relative to another portion, and at various desired angles and attitudes for working on the vehicle chassis as well as for design purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Inventor: Thomas S. Papesh
  • Patent number: 6295660
    Abstract: A toilet tank with a sediment removal assembly comprises a flexible tube connected to the upper discharge spout of the intake standpipe in the toilet tank cavity, and a configured length of copper tubing connected to the flexible tube for water to flow therethrough when the float valve is open to flow water into the tank during a flushing operation. The copper tubing has a longitudinal section which extends downwardly and vertically from its connection to the flexible tube, an integrally joined first lateral or horizontal section curved or bent to lie on the bottom wall of the tank adjacent to the rear wall, and an integrally joined second lateral or horizontal section curved or bent to extend substantially normal to the first lateral section and lie on the bottom wall of the tank adjacent to the then facing end wall of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Inventor: Michael Schuster
  • Patent number: 6279725
    Abstract: An adjustable rotor machine having a plurality of adjustable spoke assemblies radially spaced apart for holding bottles or other objects therebetween as the machine is rotated in a circular path, wherein the separation distance of the spoke assemblies can be varied to hold objects therebetween of different diameters. One spoke of each spoke assembly is rigidly affixed to the axle of the rotor. A second spoke of each spoke assembly is arcuately movable relative to the fixed spoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: McBrady Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Garrett McBrady, Julian Avelis
  • Patent number: 6223387
    Abstract: A leaf pick-up and transport bin assembly comprises a truck with a truck box and a trailer with a trailer box pulled behind, a swivel mounting platform between the truck and trailer, a blower operated leaf pick-up machine mounted on the swivel platform whereby its vacuum intake port opening to one side can be rotated so its vacuum intake port faces and opens to the opposite side, a flexible elongated conduit extends from the vacuum intake port to suck in and pick up leaves throughout the area reachable by such flexible elongated conduit, and a rotatable airflow discharge port with a flexible discharge conduit connected thereto which can be rotated to face the truck and truck box in one position and to face the trailer and trailer box when rotated to a second position. The rear wall of the truck box includes an intake aperture to receive the discharge end of the flexible discharge conduit for blowing leaves into the truck box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Inventor: Mark D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 6189976
    Abstract: This invention comprises a laterally extending spreader pan having a short longitudinal dimension of about six inches, pivotally mounted on a lateral shaft secured to a trailer or truck box adjacent to the rear edge of the box floor. The spreader pan is pivotable between an operating position where the pan is substantially co-planar with the floor of the truck or trailer box and a non-operating position where the spreader pan is pivoted downward to a position that is substantially normal to the box floor and which does not extend beyond the rear edge of the truck or trailer box. An operating lever is provided on the lateral shaft with the free end of the lever connected to the plunger of a pneumatic cylinder controlled from the cab of the truck. When the plunger is extended the shaft and spreader pan is rotated or pivoted upwardly into its operating position, co-planar with the floor of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: L&M Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom Lawson
  • Patent number: 6170916
    Abstract: A tailgate operating assembly for a dump truck or dump trailer comprises a pair of hydraulic cylinders, one mounted horizontally on each opposite side wall of the cargo box adjacent the upper edge of the pivotally mounted tailgate, connected thereto by pivotal links for pivoting the tailgate toward its open position when the plungers of the hydraulic cylinders are extended and for pivoting the tailgate toward its closed position when the plungers are retracted. Each cylinder includes a pressure release mechanism to release internal pressure of each cylinder during retraction of the plungers and closure of the tailgate which enables the gravity weight of the tailgate to urge the plungers toward their retracted positions for more even and rapid movement of the tailgate to its fully closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: L&M Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom Lawson
  • Patent number: 6170697
    Abstract: A dispenser to dispense the top item from the stack of such items, in particular the uppermost inverted cup type coffee filter from an inverted stack of such filters, comprises a housing in which to receive a stack of inverted cup type coffee filters, positioned on an upwardly biased telescoping shaft to position the top filter in the stack for contact by the dispensing mechanism. A slidable carrier member of the dispensing mechanism, normally biased to its forward position, has a pivotably mounted ejection member therein with elongated contact arms extending forwardly which are pivotable between a raised position and lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Inventor: Christopher P. Sarris
  • Patent number: 6155368
    Abstract: An auxiliary wheel conversion assembly for a motorcycle comprises a quick connect and disconnect structure, including a generally U-shaped frame having side frame members on opposite sides of a receiving pocket to receive the rear drive wheel of the motorcycle when connected thereto, a cross-bar across the rear between the two side frame members, an auxiliary wheel mounted along and to the outside of each side frame member, such wheels being of the same size as the rear drive wheel and substantially in axial alignment therewith when the conversion assembly is connected to the motorcycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Motorcycle Tour Conversion, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Mullins
  • Patent number: 6088859
    Abstract: A mattress assembly comprising an innerspring, a top mattress cover over the upper surface of the innerspring, a bottom mattress cover over the lower surface of the innerspring, layers of insulating and cushioning material sandwiched between the mattress covers and innerspring, and a peripherally extending border strip around the entire periphery of the mattress assembly between the peripheral edges of the top and bottom mattress covers which is releasably secured in place, whereby the border strip can be readily unfastened and removed for access to inner portions of the mattress assembly for inspection and repair. When in place, the releasable border strip of this invention appears to be permanently connected to the peripheral edges of the top and bottom mattress covers and an extension thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Inventor: Frank G. Cavazos
  • Patent number: 6055689
    Abstract: A modular mattress having a plurality of innerspring modules with a peripheral border strip extending around the outer periphery of the mattress between top and bottom mattress covers through a releasable connecting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Inventor: Frank G. Cavazos
  • Patent number: 5970547
    Abstract: A modular mattress having a plurality of innerspring modules with a peripheral border strip extending around the periphery between the top mattress cover and the bottom mattress over. The border strip is connected to one or the other of the top or bottom mattress covers by sewing, and to the other by releasable connecting means such as a zipper. A fabric flange extends from the peripheral edge of both the top and bottom mattress covers, with a Velcro strip or the like along the free edge of each fabric flange. Each innerspring module has a side wall strip of material along its outwardly facing side wall with an upwardly extending flap having a cooperative Velcro strip along its free edge to releasably connect to the Velcro strip on the fabric flange of the top mattress cover, and a downwardly extending flap having a cooperative Velcro strip along its free edge to releasably connect to the Velcro strip on the fabric flange of the bottom mattress cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventor: Frank G. Cavazos