Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Frank J. McGue
  • Patent number: 7631754
    Abstract: A quiver is disclosed which includes a generally cylindrical body having an open upper end and an open lower end. The quiver has a stand with a closed position telescopically received within the body and an open position extending from the open lower end. The stand having three or more legs which provide support for the body in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventor: Glenn A. Fickett
  • Patent number: 7600951
    Abstract: An end mill has a plurality of quick change insert holders for cutter inserts on machine tools. Each of the plurality of quick change tool holders comprises a housing having at least one seat portion which is adapted to receive a cutter insert. A clamping arm is movably mounted in the insert housing and has a clamp portion adapted to engage a cutter insert extending over the seat portion. A locking mechanism is contained within the housing. The locking mechanism has a clamp position which forces the clamp portion of the clamping arm to engage a cutter insert and a release position which forces the clamp portion to disengage from a cutter insert. The locking mechanism moves between the release position and the clamp position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventor: Charles A. Van Horssen
  • Patent number: 7575399
    Abstract: A self contained, toolless quick change tool holder for trigon cutter inserts on machine tools comprises a housing having at least one seat portion which is adapted to receive and conform to the shape of a variant shaped cutter insert. A fork is mounted in the insert housing and is movable within the insert housing. The fork engages a variant shaped cutter insert. A locking mechanism is contained within the housing and has a clamp position which forces the clamp portion to engage a variant shaped cutter insert and a release position which forces the clamp portion to disengage from a variant shaped cutter insert to allow removal and replacement of said variant shaped shaped cutter insert. The locking mechanism moves between the release position and the clamp position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Inventor: Charles A. Van Horssen
  • Patent number: 7470223
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus provides variable resistance and includes a high drag fan which includes a plurality of fan blades radially mounted on an axle. A multi-ratio pulley system is operably mounted to the axle with the differing ratios providing variable resistance. A cord is wound on a cord reel which is operably engaged with the multi-ratio pulley system. Thus, pulling the cord turns the cord reel which then rotates the multi-ratio pulley system and the high drag fan via the axle. The distal end of the cord opposing the cord reel has an apparatus attachment point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Inventor: Douglas Haese
  • Patent number: 7322775
    Abstract: A self contained, toolless quick change tool holder for cutter inserts on machine tools comprises a housing having at least one seat portion which is adapted to receive and conform to the shape of a cutter insert. A clamping arm is mounted in the insert housing. The clamping arm is movable within the insert housing and includes a a clamp portion extending over the seat portion. The clamp portion engages a cutter insert. A locking mechanism is contained within the housing and has a clamp position which forces the clamp portion to engage a cutter insert and a release position which forces the clamp portion to disengage from a cutter insert to allow removal and replacement of said cutter insert. The locking mechanism moves between the release position and the clamp position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Inventor: Charles A. Van Horssen
  • Patent number: 7309081
    Abstract: An off road vehicle comprises a front frame joined to a rear frame by a swivel rotates about a longitudinal axis. Springs are mounted to a horizontal planar structure and to the rear frame. The springs maintain the front frame to rear frame alignment but allows rotation between the front frame and the rear frame. A steering column extends upwardly and forwardly from a front axle having two wheels mounted laterally therefrom. The is connected to the two front wheels to turn in a desired direction. Front springs connect the axle to the steering column. A pair of shock absorbers connect the axle proximate to the wheels and the steering column. The pair of front springs and the pair of shock absorbers, in combination, maintain the front frame alignment to the axle but allow rotation between the front frame and the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Inventor: David A. Zuhlsdorf
  • Patent number: 7266293
    Abstract: A hose for pumping heated liquids therethrough is disclosed which has, in combination, an interior hose construction which is adapted to prevent kinking and collapse of said hose, a heating element which has abrasive protection layers associated therewith, an insulator, a moisture barrier and a safety and containment barrier. At least two hose fittings are positioned at each end of the hose with at least one of said hose fittings having electrical connections in electrical communication with the heating element and a source of electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Inventor: Robert D. Dundas
  • Patent number: 7255682
    Abstract: A locator device precisely identifies a predetermined spot which is hidden by a skin. The device is an outer washer and an inner washer with both washers being magnetized. The inner washer is positioned underneath the skin to mark the location of the predetermined spot therein. The outer washer aligns with the inner washer when proximate thereto to thereby locate said predetermined spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Inventors: Robert J. Bartol, Jr., Ema Bartol
  • Patent number: 7219560
    Abstract: A method of correcting for overspin in a turbine meter is provided. The turbine meter has turbine rotors positioned in a pipe in which liquid passes therethrough. The turbine rotors rotate in response to movement of the liquid passing through the pipe and sensors mounted proximate thereto count each passage of a rotor by providing an electronic pulse to a microprocessor. The microprocessor calculates the frequency of the electronic pulses which is directly proportional to the total quantity of liquid passing therethrough. If the microprocessor detects a rapid decrease in the frequency of the electronic pulses from the one or more sensors, it begins storing the frequency data therein. The microprocessor determines whether the decrease is due to a total shut off of liquid flowing or to a slow down of said flow. If a slowdown, the stored frequencies are used to compute the total quantity flowing through said pipe. If a shut down, the stored frequencies are deleted and not used to calculate total frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Flow Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Olivier, Frederick R. John
  • Patent number: 7221273
    Abstract: An improved storage system includes a plurality of individual storage units enclosed in a secured perimeter with security gates for entry and exit. Each individual storage unit has a door, an alarm and a locking mechanism. Each door has a sensor which senses whether that door is open or closed. Each locking mechanism has a sensor which senses whether that locking mechanism is locked or unlocked. The sensors are in electrical communication with a computer. Each locking mechanism has a motor for moving between locked and unlocked, the motor controlled by the computer. Access control units are located near the security gates in electrical communication with the computer. The computer device reviews information from the access control unit and opens and closes the security gate, locks and unlocks the locking mechanisms, turns on and off the alarms, and determines the open and closed status of each door in response to the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Inventor: Timothy J. Seyfarth
  • Patent number: 7218998
    Abstract: An intelligent demand controller protects the local customer premises supply transformer from overload and senses conditions on the transformer. The intelligent demand control system utilizes a communications network with a plurality of load control units having a unique address and residing at a plurality of customer premises. A demand controller monitors the voltages and frequency of electricity provided to the customer premises as well as the instantaneous current required by the operating loads of the customer premises. Each of the plurality of demand controllers may be associated with one or more of a plurality of load control units and configured to receive data related to the state of the power supplied to the plurality of controlled loads and generate a transmit message using a predefined communication protocol. When certain programmable conditions are met, a load control unit is signaled to remove power from one or more of its monitored loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventor: Stephen D. Neale
  • Patent number: 7210706
    Abstract: A suspension lift mechanism is described for use with sport utility vehicles. Such sport utility vehicles have a pair of frame rails which have a plurality of suspension attachments positioned thereon. The elements of a suspension system are usually mounted on said suspension attachments. The suspension lift mechanism includes a pair of rear brackets consisting of a rear frame extension which has an upper surface adapted to mate with the lower surface of the frame rail. The rear frame extension has a plurality of suspension attachments positioned thereon and is mounted to a frame rail. A pair of front brackets consists of a front frame extension which has an upper surface of the front frame extension adapted to mate with the lower surface of the frame rail. The front frame extension has a plurality of suspension attachments positioned thereon and is mounted to the frame rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Inventor: John E. Auston, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7185409
    Abstract: A tool installs barb emitters in irrigation tubing. The tool has a cradle which receives irrigation tubing and a punch mounted opposite the cradle. The punch has a first cylinder and a second cylinder telescopically received within the first cylinder. The first cylinder has a cap at the upper end and an annular ring extending inwardly from to partially occlude the lower end. The second cylinder includes a second cap at the upper end which slidably engages the first cylinder and is resiliently urged by a spring against the annular ring. The cap has a punch holder extending downwardly therefrom. A needle has a sharp tip extending downwardly from the punch holder through the second cap to a point within the second cylinder when the spring is fully extended and beyond the second cylinder when the spring is fully compressed. One of the jaws has a knife blade extending from the other end thereof opposite. The of the jaws defines a semi-circular concave anvil at the other end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Myers
  • Patent number: 7168451
    Abstract: A removable hose cover comprises a hose cover which is adapted to telescopically receive a hose therein. The hose cover has at least one hose cover end fitting on one end thereof and the hose has at least one end fitting on one end thereof, The hose cover end fitting is slidably received over the end fitting. The hose cover fitting and the end fitting are releasably connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventor: Robert D. Dundas
  • Patent number: 7168428
    Abstract: An air transfer apparatus for transferring air from a replenishment air cylinder to another air cylinder is provided. The air transfer apparatus comprises a first valve adapted to engage a replenishment air cylinder and a second valve having quick connect fittings adapted to engage one or more air cylinder fittings mounted on one or more air cylinders. A high pressure hose provides gaseous communication between the first valve and the second valve. A regulator is positioned between the first valve and the second valve. The regulator is adapted to control the air pressure in the high pressure hose between the first valve and the second valve to match the air pressure needed in one of the one or more air cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventor: David G. Zoha
  • Patent number: 7153069
    Abstract: A quick change tool holder is provided for cutter inserts on machine tools which comprises a housing which is adapted to receive and conform to the shape of a cutter insert. A pivoting arm is mounted in the insert housing and rotates about a pivot therein. The pivoting arm has a clamp portion extending from the pivot to a position over a seat portion which is adapted to engage a cutter insert. In addition, the pivoting arm has an arm extending from the pivot opposite the clamp portion. Lastly, a cam is engaged by a distal end of the arm. The cam has a clamp position which forces the clamp portion to engage a cutter insert and a release position which forces the clamp portion to disengage from a cutter insert to allow thereof. The cam moves between the release position and the clamp position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: Charles A. Van Horssen
  • Patent number: D549358
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Inventor: Ally O. Hing
  • Patent number: D558901
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Inventor: Ally O. Hing
  • Patent number: D604846
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: New Deal
    Inventor: Beat Hintermann
  • Patent number: D609467
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventor: Laura A. Page