Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Goldstein & Canino
  • Patent number: 6230340
    Abstract: A camper cot assembly, for use on a pick-up truck having a bed having bed sides extending upward from the bed, comprising a frame and a sturdy fabric covering extending between the frame. The frame comprises a pair of main members which extend between the bed sides, and a pair of stabilizing supports which extend between the main members at the ends thereof. The stabilizing supports prevent the main members from sliding toward each other when a person lays upon the fabric covering. The main members are configured so as to allow the cot assembly to rest upon the bed sides with or without a camper shell also installed thereupon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Inventor: Bruce Edwards
  • Patent number: 6227144
    Abstract: A pet bowl with insect repellent including a bowl portion having a generally frustoconical configuration. The bowl portion has a narrow upper end and a wide upper end. The narrow upper end has a food holding recess extending downwardly therein. A cover portion is dimensioned for covering the bowl portion while leaving the food holding recess exposed. The cover portion has a generally frustoconical configuration. The cover portion has a narrow open upper end and wide open lower end. The narrow open upper end has an inwardly extending peripheral flange. The peripheral flange rests on the narrow upper end of the bowl portion. A circular poison band is removably positioned around the bowl portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventor: Edward Quintero
  • Patent number: 6226814
    Abstract: A separable bed covering including a pair of rectangular sheets each having a short upper edge, a short lower edge, a long inner edge, and a long outer edge. The long inner edge of a first sheet has a hook and loop strip extending therealong on a bottom surface thereof. The long inner edge of a second sheet has a hook and loop strip extending therealong on a top surface thereof for mating with the hook and loop strip of the first sheet to form a single large sheet. A supplemental sheet connects the first sheet to the second sheet. The supplemental sheet has a first edge fixedly secured to the long inner edge of the first sheet. A second edge of the supplemental sheet has a hook and loop strip disposed thereon for mating with a second hook and loop strip on a central portion of the second sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventor: Brenda G. Alexander
  • Patent number: 6227584
    Abstract: A string of lights hanging apparatus including a telescoping handle comprised of a lower section, an upper section, and an intermediate section therebetween. A clamping mechanism is secured to a free end of the upper section of the telescoping handle. The clamp mechanism includes a fixed arm. The fixed arm extends outwardly from the handle. The clamping mechanism includes a pivoting arm. An inner end of the pivoting arm is pivotally coupled with an inner end of the fixed arm. A spring extends between the pivoting arm and the fixed arm for biasing the pivoting arm outwardly from the fixed arm. A trigger mechanism is secured to the lower section of the telescoping handle. The trigger mechanism includes a cable extending outwardly therefrom. A free end of the cable is secured to the pivoting arm of the clamping mechanism whereby inward pressure of the trigger mechanism will cause the pivoting arm to compress the spring and engage the fixed arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventor: Sandra Lee Reuther
  • Patent number: 6226804
    Abstract: An automatic toilet cover and seat lifting and lowering device including a motor secured to the cental flange of the toilet. The motor includes a central gear positioned forwardly thereof. A lifting apparatus is coupled with the motor and the toilet seat and toilet cover. The lifting apparatus includes a gear positioned forwardly of and engaged to the central gear of the motor. The gear has a shaft extending laterally therethrough. The shaft has opposed free ends. The opposed free ends each have an elongated arm extending forwardly therefrom. The elongated arms extend within the toilet seat and the toilet cover. An activation switch is disposed adjacent to the toilet. The activation switch is in communication with the motor. The activation switch has a first position for operating the motor in a raising orientation and a second position for operating the motor in a lowering orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventor: Calvin Ballard
  • Patent number: 6227132
    Abstract: A boat drain plug with cable tether including a cylindrical plug portion adapted for coupling with the drain of the boat. The cylindrical plug portion has an upper end, a lower end, and a cylindrical side wall therebetween. The upper end has a block secured thereto. The block has an aperture therethrough. The lower end is receivable within the drain. A length of safety cable is provided that is formed into a lower loop and an upper loop. The lower loop is coupled with the aperture of the block of the plug portion. A swivel loop is provided having a central pivot member with opposed upper and lower looping members. The lower looping member couples with the upper loop of the length of safety cable. A safety line is provided having an upper end and a lower end. The lower end couples with the upper looping member of the swivel loop. The upper end is couplable with the tie down cleat of the boat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventor: Curtis Garcia
  • Patent number: 6227206
    Abstract: An artificial nail application system including a plurality of fabric mediums formed in a variety of shapes. The shapes correspond with shapes of fingernails. Each of the fabric mediums have a generally oval configuration with opposed sides. The opposed sides are treated with a water activated polyurethane resin. The opposed sides each have a peel away layer disposed over the polyurethane resin to protect the same from exposure to moisture prior to use. The adhesive coating allows the fabric mediums to be secured to a prepared fingernail surface whereupon water can be applied to the polyurethane resin present on the fabric medium, which then dries within minutes having a smooth, hard, workable surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventor: Debra Sallee
  • Patent number: 6229436
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for vehicles including a plurality of flashing lights disposed around a periphery of a windshield of a vehicle. The flashing lights are in communication with sensors disposed intermittently within the vehicle. The flashing lights are powered by a power source positioned within the vehicle. A strobe light is disposed within a dashboard of the vehicle. The strobe light is in communication with the sensors. The strobe light is powered by the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventor: Jerome Ramsey
  • Patent number: 6226229
    Abstract: A cat calling device including a housing having a front face and a rear face. A recording mechanism is disposed within the housing. A playback mechanism is disposed within the housing. The playback mechanism is in communication with the recording means. The playback mechanism includes a plurality of playback buttons disposed within the front face of the housing. Each of the buttons serves to play a separate recording from the recording means. The playback mechanism includes a speaker disposed within the front face of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Inventor: Sam Dinardo
  • Patent number: 6223358
    Abstract: A convertible pool cover support including a fixed support portion positionable within the pool. A pool cover supporting portion is couplable with the fixed support portion for supporting a pool cover at an elevation with respect to the pool. A pair of corner pads are positionable on the pool cover supporting portion. The corner pads have a plurality of securement straps extending outwardly therefrom. A volleyball net portion is adapted for coupling with the fixed support portion when the pool cover supporting portion is removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Inventor: Charles M. DePietro
  • Patent number: 6224232
    Abstract: A light covering system for use in permanently attaching a holiday light string onto a building structure, and selectively seasonally displaying or concealing the light string. A housing includes a fixed portion and a cover. The fixed portion includes a back plate which is mounted directly to the building structure, a hood, and end plates. The string light extends taut between the end plates so that it does not contact any other portion of the housing. The cover is hingeably attached to the fixed portion so that it may selectively enter a closed position wherein the light string is concealed, and an open position for displaying the light string. A latch selectively holds the cover in the closed position until it is released by pressing a release button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Inventor: Greg Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 6220997
    Abstract: An exercise equipment prophylactic covering system, for use in preventing bodily contact with exercise equipment, and thereby preventing contact with bodily fluids from previous users of said exercise equipment. The system includes a seat cover, a single open ended tubular cover, a double open ended tubular cover, and a bicycle handle bar cover. The seat cover is preferably used on any type of seat, said cover attaching over the top of the seat back. The double open ended tubular cover is preferably used on any bar which does not have an open end or forms a continuous part of an exercise machine, such as the handle bars on step machines and the like. The single open ended tubular cover is preferably used on any equipment which provides an open ended handgrip, such as a pull down bar, dumbbells, barbells, and the like. The bicycle handle bar cover secures over the handle bars of a spinning bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Inventor: David Kohl
  • Patent number: D440949
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Inventor: Jack Hadley
  • Patent number: D440963
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Inventor: Cindy Mueth
  • Patent number: D441024
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Inventor: Benjamin Villalta
  • Patent number: D441046
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Inventor: Gerald Ray Viano
  • Patent number: D441340
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Inventors: Barry Whiteford, Dana E. Williams
  • Patent number: D441653
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventor: Paul Andre LeRoux
  • Patent number: D442069
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Inventor: Peter Gallagher
  • Patent number: D442169
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Inventors: Darryl Shore, Chanelle Shore