Patents Represented by Attorney Frank P. Cyr
  • Patent number: 5007135
    Abstract: A plant growing receptacle to be employed particularly by commercial nurseries wherein numerous plants are cultivated for future sale to the purchasing public. The container is readily adaptable for use with a variety of plants and includes a conical body made of a molded plastic which includes a side wall and an integral bottom wall. A pair of diametrically opposed openings are formed in the side wall, and are adapted to receive a root from the growing plant therein and are positioned along the lower portion of the side walls. Also, drain openings are formed in the side wall, slightly above the bottom wall of the container and below the root receiving openings. The receptacle may be used as effectively for placement into the soil which has been previously mechanically drilled to receive the same, or used above ground when placed on an impervious base such as a plastic sheet or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Inventor: Robert Rigsby
  • Patent number: 4886176
    Abstract: A portable liquid insulated cooler having a plug removably mounted on the top wall through which a flexible tubing extends providing a straw for drawing the liquid contents from the container. A receptacle containing a coolant is removably mounted on the top wall of the cooler and depends therefrom into the liquid in the cooler. The cooler is provided with a handle having a storage compartment for the flexible tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Inventor: Betty P. Steakley
  • Patent number: 4747174
    Abstract: A grooming attachment particularly adapted to reconditioning the playing surface of tennis courts. The attachment is adapted to be drawn by a motorized vehicle capable of travelling over the entire surface of the court and comprising a plurality of brush elements pivotally mounted on a suitable support connected to a conventional hitch which are capable of being manually moved from an operative brushing position to an elevated position whereby the brushes are capable of being brought into an upright position when it is desired to move the attachment from one place to another and particularly through the entrance gate of a court, the width being of a conventional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Inventor: James H. Hightower
  • Patent number: 4669786
    Abstract: A core breaker comprising a plurality of bits mounted on a suitable support and capable of being readily replaced when the bit becomes worn or damaged during the breaking of a core which is left between the conventional rotating cutter drums of a motorized coal cutting machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1987
    Inventors: Vernon B. Morgan, Janet F. McKinney
  • Patent number: 4625654
    Abstract: A railway freight car adapted particularly for transporting coal or like granular materials where a flexible cover is adapted to be draped over the materials so as to protect them from the elements when the car is being transported from one place to another. In the transport of coal in particular, there are several problems presented if the coal is left uncovered during transport. First, there is the problem of coal dust particles flying in the surrounding atmosphere due to the aspiration of the coal dust during travel of the car especially when the car is travelling at a high rate of speed. Then of course, there is always the wind to be considered if the coal is left uncovered and here again you have coal dust particles being blown away from the coal and this dust is scattered into the surrounding atmosphere causing a pollution problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1986
    Inventors: Thomas N. Kuss, Donald L. Horne
  • Patent number: 4616422
    Abstract: A bowhunter sight adapted solely to hunters shooting from an elevated position where the tendency is for the hunter to shoot high, thus missing the intended impact area of the designated target.My invention is a counter-weighted wheel with an adjustable sight pin which is employed with a conventional sighting system that is used by most hunters. The conventional system consists of a bracket attached to the compound bow's riser, which is predrilled to accept the bracket. Also, on the front of the bracket are two slots to accept sighting pins which are set stationary at known yardages, Example--20 yards; 30 yards; 40 yards; 50 yards. The hunter than must estimate all yardages in between known yardage pins.My invention attaches to the conventional sighting system and is to be used when hunting from an elevated stand. The single sight pin on the counter-weighted wheel automatically adjusts itself to all yardages covered, which is from base of stand to approximately 30 yards, depending somewhat on bow being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1986
    Inventor: Donald E. Gaddy
  • Patent number: 4611571
    Abstract: An automatic ball throwing machine comprising a motorized arm for activating a ball receiving arm which is adapted to be positioned under a ball delivery chute and following the delivery of a ball into the receiving arm, a coil spring mounted at the other end of the receiving arm is released whereupon the receiving arm is caused to be projected upwardly and upon reaching its uppermost position the ball is released and projected toward one using the machine to practice hitting the ball with a suitable bat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Inventors: Duane W. Tressler, J. C. McLeod
  • Patent number: 4485795
    Abstract: A fuel atomizer adapted to be mounted between the carburetor and intake manifold of an internal combustion engine. The atomizer comprises a housing having mounted therein an impeller with blades having their leading edges disposed at a angle with respect to the horizontal plane of rotation of the impeller. Rotation of the impeller will effect a break up of the larger fuel droplets and to then mix with the incoming air. The impeller is provided with a specially designed spindle journalled for rotation in specially designed spindle bearings to thus insure a smooth operation of the impeller. The housing is also provided with a network of interconnected bars at the outlet end of the housing to effect a still further atomization of the air/fuel mixture as it leaves the housing responsive to the suction created in the intake manifold of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Inventor: Linda L. Lockard
  • Patent number: 4467729
    Abstract: A shelved storage rack has end frames including end posts and cross-beams therebetween. The beams each comprise a vertical panel having a reverse bend therefrom which results in an outwardly extending horizontal flange adapted to support a deckplate; the vertical panel being longitudinally extended at each end with regard to the flange; and a removable planar connector plate fastened along the longitudinal face of each panel extension. First and second tab means extending from the plate in the beam in a longitudinal direction and overlying, in operative association with, a face of the post. The first tab means terminating in inwardly directed hook means which secure on aperture defining structure in said post face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1984
    Assignees: Franklyn Featherman, Bernard Featherman
    Inventor: Daniel J. Featherman
  • Patent number: 4455093
    Abstract: A controlling device adapted particularly for use with rental equipment wherein it is desired to control or limit the time of operation of the rented equipment. The unit comprises a spring-wound motor which will wind down upon expiration of the rental time and cause a switch to open to thus cause a cessation of operation of the rented equipment. A key is employed for effecting the rotation of one of a plurality of arms which will in turn actuate an arm extending from a counting mechanism which will indicate the amount of time the rented equipment has been previously paid for by the rentor of the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1984
    Inventors: Brenda R. Bowen, Gaylon D. Griffin
  • Patent number: 4433518
    Abstract: Wall structure having an opening and comprised of masonry and pre-cast facade wherein the facade is anchored into the masonry and the facade closely conforms to and overlies the masonry portion forming the opening whereby the solid elements of said portion need not be individually configured and dispensed to necessarily provide an esthetic alignment of end pieces thereof as is requisite in conventional masonry structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1984
    Inventor: Steven G. Rice
  • Patent number: 4408364
    Abstract: A washing apparatus designed particularly for washing both sides of an aloe vera leaf. The apparatus comprises a pair of endless conveyor belts, one such pair of conveyor belts adapted to travel first in a horizontal line of travel with a leaf placed thereon. The leaf on the endless conveyor is subjected to a spray of water and simultaneously to a brushing operation to clean one side of the leaf. Following the cleaning of the one side of the leaf, the endless conveyor belt is caused to travel from a horizontal line of travel to a vertical line of travel. When the conveyor belt is caused to travel on a vertical line of travel, the leaf thereon then assumes a position on the belt where the same will be inverted from an edgewise position and to then fall on a second conveyor belt travelling alongside, thus exposing the other side of the leaf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1983
    Inventor: Donnie Thompson
  • Patent number: 4408988
    Abstract: An orthodontic appliance designed specifically for use by a dentist or dental assistant in placing the cut ends of a ligature wire under the arch wire employed in the formation of a tooth corrective arrangement commonly known as "braces". The appliance comprises a finger mounted tool formed of metal plastic or any other suitable material and is adapted to be fitted over a finger or thumb of the user and is provided with a notched-out area and serrations to assist in guiding the wire ends under the arch wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1983
    Inventor: Laurie M. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 4395942
    Abstract: An apparatus for feeding an aloe vera plant leaf to a cutting knife. The apparatus is designed to transport the leaf on a first endless belt conveyor on which the leaf is laid lengthwise and flat on the conveyor belt. A second endless belt conveyor travels in the same direction and at the same speed as the first endless belt conveyor but is disposed at a right angle to the first endless belt conveyor at the feed end of the apparatus. The first endless belt conveyor in its travel is slowly twisted towards the second endless belt conveyor and by the time the first endless belt conveyor has reached the end of its travel, the leaf has been turned from a flat condition to a now vertical position and is sandwiched between the two sets of endless conveyor belts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1983
    Inventor: Donnie Thompson
  • Patent number: 4394975
    Abstract: A portable rock dust blowing apparatus comprising a wheel or skid supported framework upon which is mounted a blower designed to derive it's driving power from a belt engaging roller which is also supported on the framework. Also mounted on the framework is a pair of inverted U-shaped channel members which are employed for adjusting the framework relative to an endless belt travelling under the framework. A hopper for containing a rock dust or the like is used along with the aforesaid apparatus whereby the blower assembly will be employed for directing the rock dust on to the walls, ceiling and floor of a mine tunnel or shaft by one utilizing the rock dust blower of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1983
    Inventors: Clyde A. Bare, Jr., Buddy L. Bare, Walter A. Hill
  • Patent number: 4358994
    Abstract: An apparatus to flatten a container such as a can employed in the soft drink or beer industry. The apparatus is so designed so as to initially bend the can in half and following the bending of the can in half, the can is then flattened or compressed so as to present a relatively thin laminate. The apparatus is designed to operate in a timed sequence of operation of thus effect the bending of the can and subsequently flatten the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1982
    Inventor: John D. Talley
  • Patent number: 4343045
    Abstract: A shoulder garment adapted to be worn particularly by persons who are exposed almost overnight to strong sun rays to thus prevent a sun burn on the shoulders of the wearer. Also, the shoulder garment may be worn over a jacket or shirt so as to present an ornamental article of wearing apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1982
    Inventor: Gino Ferrari
  • Patent number: 4336306
    Abstract: An electrostatic imaging sheet wherein one side of the sheet, e.g. paper, is electrically conductive and the other side of the sheet has a continuous dielectric layer comprising a mixture of a smectite clay e.g. a synthetic hectorite swelling clay and an electrically insulating polymer, preferably in particle form. The dielectric layer may comprise a layer of a smectite clay which forms a barrier between the electrically conductive layer and the layer of insulating polymer.The invention is also a dielectric coating composition comprising a mixture of electrically insulating polymer in aqueous dispersion and a water dispersible smectite clay.The mixture of polymer and water dispersible smectite clay, preferably form a colloidal suspension, and the amount of smectite clay in the composition is preferably in the range 0.5 to 5% by weight of the composition excluding inorganic filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1982
    Inventor: Adrian N. Fellows
  • Patent number: D265726
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1982
    Inventor: Joseph R. Farrell
  • Patent number: D286504
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1986
    Inventors: Ernest W. Loesser, Richard Hussey