Patents Represented by Attorney George E. Kersey
  • Patent number: 6595381
    Abstract: Apparatus and a method forming a container having a base member with opposed walls and an interior that is capable of storing items below a top plate member for supporting objects exterior to the container; with the top plate member extending into grooves of the opposed walls and being slidable on rollers, with respect to the base member without disturbance to any objects supported thereon, to expose and allow access to the interior. The top plate member can form a plurality of separate sections that are moveable away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Inventor: Cora Johnson
  • Patent number: 6543167
    Abstract: An auxiliary display for displaying pictures and other material in connection with electronic display devices. The auxiliary display in made in a frame attachable to an electronic display such as a monitor, wherein the frame includes an outer member having an opening, a backing for the outer member for suspending a photo against the opening. The suspension can be against a trap door, which is closable by rotatable fasteners against the backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventor: Mark Dwyer
  • Patent number: 6491668
    Abstract: A valve connector adapted to facilitate fluid access between components is formed by a housing having a through channel. An elastomeric support secured to the housing biases a valve element or plug in the channel into sealing engagement with the support. When a fitting is inserted to depress the plug, it stretches the support and opens a passage through the channel, for example by canting the plug. When the fitting is removed, the stretched support contracts and returns the plug to its position of sealing engagement where the plug, support and housing are swabbable to eliminate pathogens that could otherwise enter the channel when the plug is depressed to open the channel and permit fluid flow therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventor: Joseph R. Paradis
  • Patent number: 6338210
    Abstract: Apparatus for the removal of accumulated material, such as snow, by an elongated control member attached to the edge of a curved scoop, with a strut mechanism extending from the elongated control member to the curved scoop and attached to a mechanism for facilitating the movement of the curved scoop over a surface having accumulated material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Inventor: Peter C. Mele
  • Patent number: 6279993
    Abstract: Adaptation of a seating surface to a wide range of environmental conditions by applying a stretchable cover of a looped pile fabric, formed from blended materials, to the seating surface and promoting the retention on the seating surface of the stretchable cover which also is absorptive of fluids and insulative because of the blend of materials forming the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Inventor: Cheryl A. Berthiaume
  • Patent number: 6257231
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for an aerosol chamber having an input opening and an output opening with back pressure created in the chamber by an apertured barrier, such as a disk having a plurality of concentric and circumferentially disposed sets of openings to reduce the size of particles applied at the input opening before leaving the output opening, which is of lesser diameter than the input opening and extends to the input opening by an arcuate surface of revolution that serves to redirect interiorally of the chamber aerosol particles that have entered the chamber and reached the surface of revolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Ferraris Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John Shick, David Malys, Jack Parco
  • Patent number: 6234451
    Abstract: This invention relates to the leveling of devices, and more particularly, to the leveling of leg supported devices, such as pool and billiard tables. In accomplishing the foregoing and related objects, the invention provides a scissors mechanism overlying a special base and underlying a special rubber-padded saddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Inventor: Mike Baron
  • Patent number: 6143968
    Abstract: Tone production by a vibratable reed having a plurality of separated edges disposed in a slot extending between opposed surfaces, with the edges conjoined beyond one end of the slot and extending into and above the opposed end of the slot allowing vibration during bi-directional air flow and alterations in timbre.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Inventor: Thomas S. Tonon
  • Patent number: 6117114
    Abstract: A valve adapted to actuators with various tolerances by having a flexible axial wall extend inwardly from an input of a housing containing a plurality of stationary and longitudinally extending ribs and by having the flexible axial wall surroundingly engage each inserted actuator, regardless of tolerance variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Inventor: Joseph R. Paradis
  • Patent number: 6099419
    Abstract: A horizontal arm is cantilevered from a lock position location so that a ball is suspended by a line from the free end of the arm. The line extends through the arm and exits at the lock position location so that the height of the ball can be adjusted by controlling an appropriate length of line. The arm is designed to allow the ball to drop free when its momentum is spent without the line becoming wrapped around the arm. The lock position location includes a position locator that extends from the arm and has a polygonal cross-section. The position locator is received by a complementary lock position receptor in the form of a recess with a polygonal cross-section that complements the cross-section of the lock projection. The attachment permits the ready dismantlement of the arm for storage or transport to another location, while simultaneously providing against inadvertent rotation of the arm during ball handling or ball hitting practice. It also permits easy adaptation to different sports--e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Inventors: Peter J. Incaudo, Howard T. Anderson
  • Patent number: 6079432
    Abstract: A flow control device with an inlet for fluid and a slit movable member having an oval shape before sealing the inlet at a cam interface and closing the slit. The unsealing of the inlet and the opening of the slit permits the passage of fluid therethrough. The movable member extends by a channel, which can be open or closed, between the inlet and an outlet and has a portion which is expandable laterally. A member external to the flow control device, such as the tip of a Luer taper, can activate the moveable member by depressing it to open the slit and allow the flow of fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Inventor: Joseph R. Paradis
  • Patent number: 6063062
    Abstract: Apparatus formed by a housing having an inlet and an inwardly biased and circumferentially open flexible seal depending from the inlet to engage and seal a fitting as it enters the inlet. A stationary probe within the housing extends axially from an outlet to the inlet, with the probe having a passageway thereinto connected to the outlet and the input is sealed when there is a reflux of fluid into the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Inventor: Joseph R. Paradis
  • Patent number: 6012409
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for the anchoring of a floating object by an elongated shank having an attached fluke that extends along the vicinity of the shank, with an edge of the fluke extending to a tip from a constraint movably mounted on the shank, with the fluke apertured and proportioned to limit fouling by a rode attached to the shank and facilitate attachment for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Inventor: Peter C. Mele
  • Patent number: 5988561
    Abstract: A rolled product dispenser with an automatic brake and release, in which a compression spring maintains mounting shaft pressure to hold the product dispenser in a housing, with holding caps wedged into the ends of the roll that rotates coaxially with respect to a peg disc having a stop peg positioned in relation to adjustable grounding pegs by which prescribed contact is maintained with the housing, the stop peg being engaged by a centrifugal flag that rotates with the roll as product is being unwound until a sufficient rotational speed caused the flag to hit the stop peg and stop roll rotation, serving as an automatic brake, following which tearing of the product produces a recoil that releases the flag, the speed at which the centrifugal flag impacts the stop peg being adjustable by changing the position of the stop peg in relation to the mounting shaft axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Inventor: Peter C. Mele
  • Patent number: 5968439
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for molding an article by forming an oversized mold cavity with respect to opposing relatively movable mold members, introducing material into the oversized mold cavity and applying force to the mold members to reduce the volume of the cavity and compress the material simultaneously with its introduction into the mold cavity. The result is simultaneous injection and compression of material by contrast with the prior art of simultaneous injection and volume reduction, where compression does not take place until after injection has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Inventor: Dale Grove
  • Patent number: 5936173
    Abstract: A three-point harness for suspending a musical instrument, such as a guitar, about the body of a musician, with a first connector for attaching the harness to one attachment point on the instrument, a second connector for attaching the harness to another attachment point on the instrument, and a third connector between the first and second connectors, attached to the instrument for limiting the extent to which the instrument can be displaced from the harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Inventor: Thomas S. Tonon
  • Patent number: 5921264
    Abstract: Apparatus and method wherein a housing with an outlet has a cap with an inlet and is affixed to the housing with a flexible flange that depends from the inlet of the cap to engage and circumferentially seal a fitting as it enters the inlet, the housing containing an interior seat for a flexible plug that extends within the housing to the cap for circumferentially sealing the inlet at the flexible flange, with the plug expanding from a circular to an elliptical cross section by the insertion of a Luer fitment into the inlet of the cap to a stop position within the housing, and the plug having an interior passageway extending from an open end to a head with a slit extending therethrough at the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Inventor: Joseph R. Paradis
  • Patent number: 5922266
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for forming an article having a prescribed volume and mass from a molten plasticized resin using an injection molding machine by (a) forming an oversized mold cavity with respect to an opposing pair of relatively movable mold members between which the article is formed; (b) injecting into the oversized mold cavity a volume of plasticized resin exceeding the prescribed volume of the article and having a mass at least equal to the prescribed mass of the article; (c) applying force to the mold members to reduce the volume of the cavity and pressurize the plasticized resin therein simultaneously with the injection of resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Inventor: Dale Grove
  • Patent number: 5903950
    Abstract: Apparatus for facilitating the brushing of surfaces wherein an elongated support member has a longitudinally-extending channel in one surface and a aperture therethrough; a transverse channel intersects the longitudinally-extending channel and extends across the apertures; and a brush is positioned in one of the transverse channels, or in the longitudinally-extending channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Inventor: Ralph Lavin
  • Patent number: 5868632
    Abstract: A device which indicates a change in the angular position of a golfer's hand during a backswing. The device includes a continuous rod having parallel segments detachably mounted to a wrist encircling support, and the rod is bent to form an arcuate portion extending of an angle with respect to the parallel segments. When the golfer's hand engages the arcuate portion, the commencement of a downstroke is indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Inventor: Teresa M. Drelick