Patents Represented by Attorney George R. Nimmer
  • Patent number: 6742908
    Abstract: For regularly encounterable walking shoes environments typically having a treaded lower-base and an overlying foot-rest surface, disclosed herein are visual warning devices respectively extending loftily vibratorily helically above the foot-rest surface and topically carrying a visually bright ornamental feature. The bright ornamental feature (preferably of bulbous shape) is alternatively provided as: of self-luminescent characteristic; or alternatively, as an electrically-powerable incandescent bulb powerable from a chemical storage-battery that is rearwardly removably attachable to the walking shoe environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Inventor: Todd A. Bland
  • Patent number: 6343827
    Abstract: The subject BRIDGELIKE CONNECTOR extends axially bridge-wise between an apertured leadward rigid-sheet (perhaps as a motorcycle windshield) and one or more trailward fixture-bars (perhaps leadwardly emanating from a motorcycle handlebar).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Inventor: John P. Nepper, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6283431
    Abstract: A load-bearing platform is thermoformably molded from a single sheet of thin-gauge resinous material. In pallet-like horizontal orientation, the platform includes four upright planes including 60 degree-angularly intersecting diagonal planes emanating from the perpendicular intersection of longitudinal-plane and a transverse-plane. There is a load-bearing topical-plane including therealong geometrically similar (e.g. circular or hexagonal) topical-shoulders respectively surroundably provided with depending collar-like columns, and which columns along a platform bottom-plane are aptly semi-peripherally connected with platform bottom-shoulders. Respective columns in parallelism with the diagonal-planes and with the transverse-plane are connected with thermally-fused dual-walls upright ribs, each rib being rooted at the bottom-shoulders and having an upright extremity adjacent to topical-shoulders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Inventor: John P. Nepper, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5924829
    Abstract: The prior art teaches rudimentary "gooseneck-type roadway-chassis" advocated for overlyingly attachably removably accommodating, and directionally longitudinally between its rear-end and an elevated goosenecked front-end, a single only cargo-container of encountered-length. Herein disclosed is a novel concept for improved "gooseneck-type roadway-chassis" that is alternatively adaptable for removable attachment thereatop either: a single extended-overall-length cargo-container underlyingly centrally longitudinally provided with a partial-tunnel channel for the chassis forward gooseneck; or two longitudinally consecutive short-length cargo-containers devoid of underlying channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Inventor: Thomas M. Hastings
  • Patent number: 5762167
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved connection between the forwardly-positioned towing-vehicle and the tow-bar (for a towed-vehicle behind a rearward-mount of the towing-vehicle) such connection can for certain purposes can eliminate a "ball"-type connection in favor of a pivotal-pin-type connection; and, for the forward-tube of such tow-bar, is internally provideable with strategically-located helical-spring and manually-accessible adjusting-nut together functionable to guard the towed-vehicles' brakes from overheating during extremely downwardly-inclined roadway conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Inventor: William A. Hendrix
  • Patent number: 5746295
    Abstract: Disclosed is Manually-drayable Floor-rollable Luggages including a preferably wholly-cellulosic upright and cargo-chargeable hollow container that is upwardly/downwardly slidably provided at vertical-bars with a manually-drayage which has underlying wheeled first-axle and co-horizontal wheeled second-axle that are together upwardly abuttable against the hollow container's lower extremity as the vertical-bars' manual-drayage is upwardly manually motivated by virtue of a manually-engageable pull-handle located above the hollow container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Inventor: Frederick G. Schweser, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5662386
    Abstract: Plunger-actuated surface-treating devices adapted for dislodging ice, linoleum, floor-tiles, carpets, and other topical-surfaces from underlying substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1997
    Inventors: Christopher M. Newman, Clifford W. Newman
  • Patent number: 5653171
    Abstract: Disclosed are improved, unpredictably tumbleable capsule structures that are loosely internally provided with weighty rollable spherical ball, whereby such improved capsule is adapted to unpredictably compete with identical tumbleable capsule structures along downwardly-inclined ramps. Such improved tumbleable capsule structures are preferably circularly symmetrical about a directionally longitudinally extending horizontal central-axis and also about a central vertical-plane, and having uniquely ratioed capsule housing and interior rollable sphere interdimensional parameter values. Ancillarily disclosed are improved topically-textured and judicially-inclined racing ramps and ramp starting gates, all devoted toward enhancing unpredictable racing capability for a plurality of identically constructed internally-weighted tumbleable capsule structures along downwardly-extending ramps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Inventors: Richard C. LeBron, Shelden P. LeBron, Dickson B. LeBron
  • Patent number: 5590920
    Abstract: Environmentally employable in combination with a slidable-door type open-wall and for maintaining an angular-dog type slidable-door in tight opening-obstructed temperature-protective contact adjacently about the wall-opening of a said upright open-wall, a floor-mountable retractable roller device including a floor-mountable horizontal base-plate and including a pivotably mounted elongate rear-arm having a rotatable horizontal-roller springably urged toward the slidable-door underlying angular-dog to temperaturely-protectively urge the slidable-door in closure-condition about the wall-opening. The springably urged force between the slidable-door lower angular-dog and the device horizontal-roller can be empirically adjusted with an adjusting screw disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Inventors: Brian W. Anderson, David A. Push
  • Patent number: 5582301
    Abstract: For the purposes of vendably displaying eyeglasses from a radiating-arms tubular-shell revolvable about a vertical-axis shaft, disclosed are vertically-pairable and pegboard-engageable brackets, each such bracket including: an upright annulus intersected by an upright central-plane; attachably extending uprightly from the annulus rear-plane, a plurality of primary upright-bars respectively adaptable to be removably secureable through pegboard horizontally-aligned perforations and a pair of secondary upright-bars spatially-similarly flanking a said upright central-plane; and a pair of overlying horizontal rings located forwardly of the pegboard and together adapted to revolvably journal a said vertical-axis shaft, and said respective rings being attached to forwardly extending support-arms respectively topically connected to secondary upright-bars through forwardly-convergent horizontal connector-bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Inventor: Lawrence B. Josephson
  • Patent number: 5492167
    Abstract: For the environment of motor-home and related roadway vehicles respectively extending along a horizontal and directionally longitudinal central-axis and that terminates as a powertrain-zone including a turbo-charged internal combustion engine vehicular powering means provided with liquid-air radiator that is coupled with an air-air radiator for cooling an airpath therealong including an intake-pipe for conveying environmental air and thence through an incoming-pipe into an engine turbo-charger for conversion into high-pressure-heated-air (HPHA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Inventor: Herbert C. Glesmann
  • Patent number: 5443293
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved spatula concept for inverting, from a frying-grill or a frying-pan, of bottom-side-cooked yokes-intact (aka "sunnyside-up") frying-eggs, whereby the upper-side of "sunnyside-up" frying eggs can thereafter be cooked without yoke-fracture. The novel spatula disclosure has a horizontal upper-plate finitely overlying a rearwardly-handled and horizontal multi-perforate lower-plate so that (whenever there has occurred eggs bottom-side-cooking) there is then enabled yokes-intact cooking of the frying-eggs upper-side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Inventor: Larry W. Foreman
  • Patent number: 5441306
    Abstract: Vertically extendable ski-poles for snow skiers and conventionally having an enlarged topical handgrip are thereat herein attachably provided with a novel hand-protector structure including therewithin a hood member surroundably vertically flankably attached to the handgrip and extending rearwardly therefrom along a horizontal-axis toward a semi-rigidified hood rearward portion. Attached along the hood member adjacent the rear-end thereof is an elastic cuff member having a normal-condition away from the skier's wrist during favorable weather conditions and having a rearward-condition implantable against the skier's wrists during frigid weather conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Inventor: Thomas F. Green
  • Patent number: 5383885
    Abstract: Described is a blood collection and testing device including a hollow housing surrounding a vertical axis and having horizontally disposed: an upper annular end; a larger, lower annular end equipped with gauze adapted to receive a blood sample; a circular membrane located above the lower annular end and centrally provided with a puncturably rupturable bubble containing a chemical reagent reactable with human blood; and a centrally-perforate wall located in-between the circular membrane and the housing upper annular end. Slidably disposed within the housing upper annular end is a pushbutton provided with a needle extending along the vertical axis and adapted to puncturably rupture the circular membrane bubble as the slidable pushbutton moves along the vertical axis. A resiliently yieldable helical spring surrounds the needle and bears between the centrally-perforate wall and the pushbutton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1995
    Inventor: Todd A. Bland
  • Patent number: 5356166
    Abstract: An improved locking mechanism for an arrestably lockable telescoping tow bar assembly comprises a slidable latch member surrounding balls-containing sideward openings of an outer tube that are radially alignable with an outside groove of a telescopingly associated inner tube, the slidable latch member including a medial cam portion slidably surrounding the outer tube between a surrounding retainer ring augmentation therefor and the balls-containing sideward openings therefor; a cover slidably surrounding a trailward part of the slidable latch member and being trailwardly immovable along the outer tube; and a helical spring means acutatably extending between the cover member and the slidable latch member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: Automatic Equipment Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Merton K. Hahne, William A. Bachman
  • Patent number: 5314205
    Abstract: For the skeletal chassis of very-lengthily longitudinally extending motor-home roadway vehicles, the chassis' major and pre-eminent weight-bearing capability has traditionally been furnished by two or more lengthily longitudinally extending, parallel structural members. Departing from such prior art, the very-lengthily longitudinally extending skeletal chassis herein utilizes a single, longitudinally elongate central-axis tubular member as the major and pre-eminent weight-bearing structural member. Such reliance upon a single only central-axial structural member has numerous advantages for motor-home vehicles including, inter alia, providing a torsionally rigid underlying chassis therefor, capability for accommodating longitudinally consecutive and sidewardly-open storage compartments therealong, and for providing therealong a conduit for power and utility lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Inventor: Herbert C. Glesmann
  • Patent number: 5305958
    Abstract: In the prior art, there is U.S. Pat. No. 3,386,611 which discloses a uni-directionally controlled hydraulically-actuatable center-pivot irrigation apparatus, having strategically located three-way valves. The instant invention discloses a dual-directionally controlled hydraulically-actuatable center-pivot irrigation apparatus having strategically located four-way valves, a dual-directional-valve, and other ancillary features interposed along hydraulic-control lines for the center-pivot irrigation apparatus. Accordingly, there are ancillary means for controlling the angular directional movement of the irrigation apparatus through a dual-directional-valve conveniently located at the center of a field to be irrigated by the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Inventor: Theodore V. Olson
  • Patent number: 5292180
    Abstract: The prior art discloses upholstered seating furniture having a forwardly positioned horizontal seat and a rearwardly positioned backrest (both intersected by a vertical central-plane) and which backrest includes parallel sidemembers provided with a primary-array of horizontally extending and forwardly-convex metallic springs. Herein is a novel disclosure of a secondary-array of secondary-springs that is attached to and extend convexly forwardly of the primary-array and forwardly covered with resiliently-compressive padding (hingeably existing along the vertical central-plane) whereby the paired secondary-array and padding together rearwardly flex whenever a seated occupant recumbently leans rearwardly toward the cooperating secondary-array and padding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Inventor: Charles Schneider
  • Patent number: D344658
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Inventors: Fred G. Arkoosh, Jr., Raymond C. Massey, Jr, Raymond C. Massey, Sr.
  • Patent number: D361157
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Inventors: Paul A. Carl, Robert S. Potter