Patents Represented by Law Firm Haverstock, Garrett and Roberts
  • Patent number: 7409730
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for holding a shirt collar in a desired position and orientation, magnetically, against a shirt front. The apparatus includes a collar stay insertable into a conventional collar stay pocket or attachable to an inside surface of a collar, and a magnet magnetically attachable or couplable to the collar stay through the shirt front, and the pocket, if applicable, for holding the shirt collar in the selected position and orientation. The collar stay and the magnet can be optionally interlockable and/or include detents for preventing undesired relative movements thereof, which can include particularly, relative longitudinal movements, but which can also include twisting and sideward movements. For collars which do not include any collar stay pocket, or where a collar stay pocket is not desired to be used, the collar stay can include an adhesive on an outer surface thereof adapted for adhesive attachment to the inside surface of a collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Inventor: Jonathan B. Boos
  • Patent number: 7402110
    Abstract: A gimbaled wheel video amusement ride is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas P. Casey
  • Patent number: 7371149
    Abstract: The feed system (30) for a honing machine (10) provides a capability to dynamically correct in real time errors in bore size inferred arising from variations in feed force, and a method of operation of the same. The system (10) allows a user to select between rate and force controlled honing modes, which provides one or more of the advantages of both modes. The system provides capabilities for automatic rapid automatic bore wall detection, compensation for elasticity of elements of the feed system (30) and honing tool (14), and automatic tool protection. The system is automatically operable using feed force, feed rate and positional information for honing a work piece (20) to one or more target parameters, such as one or more in-process sizes and a final size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Sunnen Products Company
    Inventors: Daniel R. Cloutier, Timothy P. Hoth, Russell L. Jacobsmeyer
  • Patent number: 7364050
    Abstract: The mobile vending apparatus can be transported to a desired venue such as a festival grounds, sports park, or the like, and is quickly and easily rendered operational for use by persons standing at ground level. The apparatus can include individual automatic vending units having lowered controls so as to be reachable from ground level, or the apparatus can include devices for lowering conventional vending machines to the ground or another surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Gravity, Incorporated
    Inventor: Tony M. Guard
  • Patent number: 7328512
    Abstract: A self-contained vacuum circular saw is presented. The vacuum saw has a casing around the saw blade that includes an accordion type lower section attached to the lower platform of the saw. A number of vacuum tubes, preferably four, are attached to the side of the circular saw opposite the blade. The armature of the circular saw that turns the blade also turns the vacuum impeller on the side opposite the blade. An impeller vacuum chamber pulls in the dust and debris created by the saw blade and discharges the dust and debris into a disposable and removable vacuum bag. An important aspect of this device is that the motor that turns the saw blade also turns the impeller, thus making the self-contained vacuum Saw moveable from site to site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Inventor: Charles B. Martin
  • Patent number: 7325357
    Abstract: An improved fishing lure which produces, transmits and modulates high frequency vibrations. The high frequency tone wire vibration is actuated upon impact of a striker against the wall of an essentially watertight housing. As the striker oscillates within the housing, high frequency vibrations and sound waves emanate from the tone wire. This invention also includes a noisemaker component specifically designed using a tone wire and a striker which can be incorporated into existing fishing lures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Inventor: Darrell D. Wiskur
  • Patent number: 7318380
    Abstract: A tray assembly for an infant highchair, the tray assembly including a frame having front, rear, and side peripheral edge portions defining a space therebetween having a predetermined shape and size; a tray insert having front, rear, and side peripheral lip portions supporting and connected to a bottom portion located in an area defined thereby, the tray insert having a predetermined shape and extent such that the peripheral lip portions can rest on the peripheral edge portions of the frame for supporting the bottom of the tray insert in at least substantially covering relation to the space defined by the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Gravity, Incorporated
    Inventors: Tony M. Guard, Joseph R. Stephens, James L. Tobergta
  • Patent number: 7296959
    Abstract: A deer-stand and deer-carrier rack for an ATV enables a hunter to transport a deer-stand and to easily transport a deer using an ATV. U-clamps and adjustable attaching bars attach a deer-carrier rack to the rear of an ATV. The essentially rectangular frame of the deer-stand rack has a rearwardly facing oblique pair of arms and a pair of frontwardly facing L-shaped brackets. The rearwardly facing arms can carry a deer stand while the frontwardly facing L-shaped bracket holders can carrier different types of hunting gear. A deer carrier is also adjustably attachable to the front carrier of an ATV. The deer carrier has a rectangular frame, which is attached to the carrier of the ATV, and a hinged lower frame that folds down when the deer is to be loaded. The lower hinged frame also has wings to accommodate the deer. Once the deer is loaded onto the lower carrier in the horizontal position, the lower carrier is lifted upwardly to an essentially vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Inventor: James Darrin Davis
  • Patent number: 7288119
    Abstract: An improved method for dying leather with propylene glycol monomethyl ether (PGME) systems comprising adding polyacrylate resin base, C3 and C4 alcohols, and n-butyl acetate and negating the need for teflon dispersions, dibutyl phthalate, and improves the dye penetration, hastens the flash times, improve the dust free time, and improves the tape time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Automotive Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Slattery, Eric Waerkerle, Don Kamp
  • Patent number: 7172511
    Abstract: A gimbaled wheel amusement ride is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Inventor: Thomas P. Casey
  • Patent number: 7146887
    Abstract: An automatically adjustable locking pliers includes an upper jaw fixed to a handle and lower jaws that pivot about the handle. The lower jaws are connected to a lower tightening handle. A lever connects the tightening handle and upper body. This is the standard structure of locking pliers well known in the industry. The improvement includes a self-adjusting sizing and locking mechanism A thumb jaw sizing lever is located near the jaws and may be moved to open the jaws so that they can be sized around a workpiece. When the thumb jaw lever is released, the jaws automatically size and clamp lightly around the workpiece. The sizing lever and locking mechanism operate together to automatically size and lock the pliers. An adjusting screw in the lower handle near a pivot point sets the clamping force. Turning the screw adjusts the tension of the pliers for gripping the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Inventor: Robert Evan Hunter
  • Patent number: 7090291
    Abstract: The combination child vehicle seat and temporary stroller is provided with wheel assemblies having wheels aligned in tandem, which, when retracted, maintain a flush vehicle seat underside which can be used as a vehicle seat without damaging the seat covering. The combination is provided with a handle having a hand grip which extends and locks in to place for use as a stroller, and retracts and locks in to place for use as a vehicle seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Inventor: Daphne D. Birchfield
  • Patent number: 7088251
    Abstract: A mole or animal detector includes apparatus for placement over a portion of a soil surface overlaying a portion of a mole tunnel, including a detector or sensor and circuitry for detecting movement of the portion of the soil surface indicative of passage of a mole through the underlying tunnel portion and generating a signal representative thereof, the signal being directly observable or audible or otherwise sensible, or transmitted to a receiver operable for emitting a signal, for instance, at a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventor: Ralph J. Weilbacher, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7086193
    Abstract: A highly portable, motorized deer decoy uses a head motor to rotate the head of the decoy approximately 125 degrees, simulating the movement of the head of a live deer. The head and front torso of the deer decoy each have plates attached. The head plate can be attached or removed from a middle plate. The head motor is attached to the lower plate and rotates the middle plate. The head portion and legs of the deer decoy may be completely detached from the body. The detachability of the head and legs provides a compact and highly mobile deer decoy that may be readily transported, assembled and operated. The decoy also has another bleat motor that enables the hunter to simulate the bleating of a deer in the woods. The movement of the deer's head and the operation of the bleating device may be remotely controlled by a hand-held remotely controlled signaling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventor: Christopher M. Hurst
  • Patent number: 7001435
    Abstract: An improved method for dyeing leather wit propylene glycol monomethyl ether (PGME) systems comprising adding polyacrylate resins base, C-3 and C-4 alcohols, and n-butyl acetate and negating the need for aqueous compositions, Teflon dispersions, dibutyl phthalate, and improves the dye penetration, hastens the flash times, improves the dust free time, and improves the tape time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Automotive Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Slattery, Eric Waerkerle, Don Kamp
  • Patent number: 6981329
    Abstract: An improved bowstring mounted peep sight used in archery improving archer's accuracy. The present invention preferred embodiment having a body generally horizontal within bowstring axis has through the body centrally located luminous color optic cross-pieces indexing the center of the peep sight aperture. The characteristic of the present invention optic cross-pieces fiber side lit attenuation allows the archer to easily see through the large aperture peep sight aligning forward bow sight pin on color cross-pieces sectional center aperture small highlighted index reference window. Small reference index window cross hair center provides consistent centering reference within the large aperture by proximal blur designed within Fiber Optic Peep Sight. A second characteristic is both peep sight embodiment and optic cross-piece fibers be further enhanced with florescent light collecting glow pigment, dyes or other color illuminating materials for increased viewing during less than desirable lighting conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Inventor: David Michael Strathman
  • Patent number: 6959230
    Abstract: A system and process for controlling one or more vending machine devices, including the provision of a communications and control system for effecting an interchange of information over a wireless bus between and among the vending machine devices, the communications and control system including a plurality of communications portions associated with respective vending machine components and operable to transmit and receive short distance communications signals, the vending machine components being positioned within range of the short distance communications signals to define a peer-to-peer network having a wireless communications bus accessible through the communications portions interconnecting the positioned vending machine components for point-to-point communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Coin Acceptors, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark H. Leibu, Gilbert W. Van Cleve
  • Patent number: 6941596
    Abstract: A bed frame assembly for supporting a bed in a substantially flat manner above a floor including interlocking elongate rails and feet for forming a rectangular, flat platform, each of the feet including an upper portion defining a receptacle oriented in a first direction for receiving a longitudinal end a portion of a first of the rails, and a second receptacle oriented in a second direction at about a 90 degree angle to the first direction for receiving a portion of a second of the rails, such that when received in the receptacles, respectively, the first and second rails being in abutting interlocking relation and extend in the first and second directions defining the platform, and elements cooperatively engageable with each of the feet, respectively, for holding the rails in the abutting relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventors: Ethan Joel Schuman, William Vernon Koeneker
  • Patent number: 6918150
    Abstract: A combined nutcracker and bottle opener, including an element usable for holding and cracking the hard outer shell of a nut and also for holding and twisting a cap from a bottle, and an element for prying a cap from a bottle, which can have an outer shape resembling the lower torso and legs of a human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Inventor: Paul P. Robinson
  • Patent number: D525659
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Coin Acceptors, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas S. Paczkowski, David William Duncan, Roger O. Claghorn, Tate L. Neilson, Michael J. Justin, Gary M. Ochterbeck, Travis William Mills