Patents Represented by Attorney Henry W. Cummings
  • Patent number: 7101064
    Abstract: The present invention is a device, which illuminates light inside of a tractor trailer truck van and other loading vehicles at a loading dock during loading and unloading procedures. As professionals working with such vehicles understand, natural lighting is simply not enough to prevent serious loading and unloading accidents, primarily at the deep end of the truck trailer van body. The loading dock spot light of the present invention with its short body design helps prevent fork trucks from hitting and destroying it. The overall short body of the light structure is designed to stay out of the primary main path of the fork truck traffic, allowing the light emitted from the light bulb to just peek beyond the loading dock door seal edge. The present invention is a simple mechanical device, which reduces loading dock operator confusion during loading and unloading operation, maintenance, and repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Inventor: Thomas A. Ancel
  • Patent number: 7083141
    Abstract: A self-propelled projectile which will maintain a straight trajectory through air or water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Inventors: Edward Nitenson, Robert Cumings
  • Patent number: 7004457
    Abstract: An automobile pneumatic jack assembly includes at least one pneumatic cylinder assembly capable of lifting a vehicle to a suitable height to allow repairs to tires and other vehicle parts; at least one compressor, at least one distribution manifold assembly, and electrical controls for controlling the operation of the pneumatic jack assembly. The automobile pneumatic jack assembly may include up to four pneumatic cylinders mounted at various locations on an automobile chassis having a frame. The pneumatic cylinder assemblies are preferably mounted to the automobile chassis through the frame by welding, mechanical fasteners, or any other suitable mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventors: Clinton Jackson, Sr., Howard E. Robinson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6871868
    Abstract: The improved power hitch of the present invention includes a first cylinder 10 has an extension 9 pivotably mounted at 54 on a transverse cylindrical pin 54 extending between vertical legs 50 and 51 to allow vertical movement, and on a vertical pin 56 to allow limited horizontal movement. Cylinder 10 receives a piston rod 13 extending outwardly therefrom which receives a universal hitch receiver 11. A second cylinder 60 is also mounted on transversely spaced vertical legs 50, 51 at 62. An electric motor 30 pumps fluid from reservoir 32 into cylinder at 64 to move cylinder 12 up and a 66 to move cylinder 12 down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Inventor: Richard Pogue
  • Patent number: 6851814
    Abstract: For good health, exposure to a variety of wavelengths is needed. A balance in the exposure from day to day and throughout the year is necessary. Avoidance of overexposure by having moderation in the exposure is essential to prevent skin cancer and other disorders. The present invention can enhance the probability for good health and reduce the risk of diseases associated with solar radiation exposure and diet for those person with deficient, excess or non-balanced exposure and diet. A key feature of the invention is the use of whole body exposure when possible. This enables the use of very low irradiances for short periods. This results in an overall reduction in the risk of skin cancer. Several techniques are included to increase the UV-B exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Inventors: Charles R. Chubb, Lisa C. Rottler
  • Patent number: 6812849
    Abstract: The loading dock traffic automation and inventory control system of the present invention automates the loading dock area by controlling a truck control notification automation system, traffic signal dock lights, loading dock spot light, loading dock fan and dock leveler. The manually operated control panel is energized or de-energized with full automation by the movement of the overhead dock door. The device includes a control panel enclosure mounted on the interior wall of the building next to the loading dock door. One control panel enclosure can service one or two loading dock doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas A. Ancel
  • Patent number: 6803379
    Abstract: The invention relates to the treatment of viral, bacterial, parasitic, proliferative diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, inflammatory diseases, immunological diseases, transplanted organ rejection, and diseases produced by intoxication with heavy metals. The invention relates to the use of specific metal chelating agents including, furoic acid, 2-thiophenecarboxylic acid and their derivatives, analogs and structurally related chemicals as pharmacological agents that can be used effectively to disrupt and inactivate specific transition metal ion containing zinc finger structural motifs in metalloproteins and specific transition metal ion containing catalytic sites in metalloproteinases, which in turn, inactivate the pathogenic virus, pathogenic prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells which produces disease conditions. The preparations can be administered topically or for systemic use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Inventors: Jose A. Fernandez-Pol, Sebastian Fernandez-Pol
  • Patent number: 6792998
    Abstract: The present invention is a device which is designed to allow a door to give way when impacted by an outside force such as a forklift, reducing damage. The present invention requires less force to be activated, which allows its use on wider doors than were previously possible. The present invention is also able to reset itself, depending upon how much distance was traveled during the impact. The present invention requires less maintenance than other devices currently in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventor: Kenneth David
  • Patent number: 6766605
    Abstract: A normal four sided drop box 10 is provided with with new panels 12 which are made from translucent material replacing the standard solid metal or aluminum side, front and rear panels currently employed. The panels are placed on the sides, rear and front of the drop box or receptacle. At least one internal light source 20 (LED, Incandescent, etc.) is placed inside the box to be visible through the translucent material applied in place of the solid metal covering. A consumer thus sees the illuminated panels from the outside of the drop box or receptacle. But the internal components 30 are unseen and hidden from view. In one embodiment the companies or individuals message, logo, script, 22 is backlit by the internal light source 20 makes the message visible at night. A power source battery 50 is preferably powered by solar panel 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Inventor: David Scot Emert
  • Patent number: 6745803
    Abstract: The present invention involves a metal structure which has provisions for mounting a common hand held electric circular saw while supporting the wood being cut. Using the same tool, a woodworker may make accurate crosscuts, miter cuts, compound cuts, and rip cuts in a wide variety of wood components. Adjustable support wings can be employed to support long pieces of wood, particularly during the ripping process. Integrally mounted wheels provide means for easily moving the invention from one place to another. The invention's small size and light weight allow it to be stored when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Inventor: Anthony Sanfilippo
  • Patent number: 6740817
    Abstract: A cord storage/organizer includes a container having paired, opposed open ends having an opposed opening of a size sufficient for urging insertion and removal of the cord. The container includes a continuous internal wall for urging retention of the cord. The internal wall further includes a first wall thickness at the open ends that is less than a second wall thickness located in a middle region of said container. The container further includes a label area disposed on the outer periphery of the arcuate continuous wall allowing identification of the cord stored in the container. The container also includes notches on at least one of said open ends of sufficient size to enable the user to grab the plug head and pull the cord out of the cord container with ease. The container includes at least one flexible baffle located on the inner portion of the side wall for urging the cord to remain in the stored condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Inventor: Rosamond Anderson
  • Patent number: 6724589
    Abstract: A method and apparatus including indicators and a Ground Fault Current Interrupter (GFCI) are provided to test the marina's power and the boats electrical system load to make sure that both are proper and safe to be inter-connected. A low voltage high impedance ground current path including an oppositely connected pair of typically four silicon diodes in series in each of the pairs, sufficient to raise the voltage to a safe level encompassing the typical combined AC ground fault and DC galvanic currents in a Marina is incorporated. This protects against low level AC ground faults present in the marina, as well as DC current due to the harbor safety ground interconnect between boats in the harbor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventor: Donald G. Funderburk
  • Patent number: 6719158
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention a formed channel includes a body portion having laterally spaced side walls, and a bottom portion having laterally spaced tracks for supporting truck wheels each including vertical walls for guiding the truck wheels. Means are provided to maintain depending clothing hooks spaced from the wheels and perpendicular to the axles. This may comprise a single piece clothing hook shank or an additional separate spacer. A groove is provided between the vertical walls for guiding the truck wheels. A slot is provided between the vertical walls for the hooks depending from the truck to pass through, for supporting clothes hangers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventor: Leonard M. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 6709078
    Abstract: An adjustable, retractable, and expandable plastic or cardboard cover frame, for example made of natural or synthetic wood grain or metallic finish, that wold fit around a computer, television, VCR, or other electronic component, so as to mask the view of unsightly appliances and provide a decorative touch to the room. The product is produced with several types of fine wood and metallic finishes, allowing the user to choose a model that compliments or matches the furniture in their enviroment. In one embodiment the adjustable frame wold come in several sizes and wold be expandable or retractable to accommodate any size computer CPU, computer monitor, matching keyboard cover, television, VCR, as well as stereo equipment. The three dimensional ability to expand in height, width, and depth would allow the various sized models to adjust to fit virtually any size electronic component, and would fold flat for ease of packaging and manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Inventor: Gloria Johnson
  • Patent number: 6705258
    Abstract: A fuel valve is provided in the Diesel fuel supply line to a cylinder to be deactivated. A return fuel line is provided and when the fuel valve is open, the fuel is returned to the fuel supply tank. In closed position fuel is directed to the top portion of the cylinder. The cylinder is provided with a conventional exhaust valve. However, the intake valve is modified to be located closer to the top of the cylinder. The previous gap of about ¼ inch is reduced to about 0.005 to 0.015 inches. This allows the intake valve to remain open instead of closed as the piston moves upwardly in a deactivated cylinder when the exhaust valve is closed, to allow air to exit through the intake valve from the cylinder and relieve pressure when the piston is in the full up position. This valve system may be located in all Diesel engines including Diesel powered motorcycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventor: Mick Corse
  • Patent number: 6676031
    Abstract: This invention discloses an ornamental fountain wherein a fountain nozzle is made to discharge a pressurized stream of liquid, and a shutter prevents or allows the stream to exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Inventors: Robert L. Kuykendal, Ronald S. Deichmann
  • Patent number: 6671921
    Abstract: A carpet is cleaned by drawing the broom over it, capturing animal hair and other objects from the carpet. The broom has a handle, preferably round of ½″ to 2″ diameter made of relatively rigid material such as wood, plastic, metal, or composite material. The handle is from about 4′ to 5′ long, providing comfort for the user while affording good control of the broom head. The handle is attached to the head by means of a threaded connection, adhesive, or other suitable means adequate to ensure the handle remains connected to the head, and preferably is removable for storage and/or travel. The head is 2″ to 6″ deep and comprises a base made of relatively rigid material such as wood, plastic, metal or other suitable material, having an arcuate long dimension of ½′ to 1 & ½′ at an angle of 5 to 25 degs., and a short dimension of 2″ to 6″.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Inventor: Bradley L. Hickman
  • Patent number: 6652114
    Abstract: The present invention is a bracket assembly for supporting a traffic signal dock light, comprising of a three-dimensional offset face mounting bracket to be mounted to the building exterior loading dock door jamb. The load of the traffic signal light is transferred to the exterior door jamb of the building. The bracket assembly of the present invention has adequate distance between the door jamb and traffic signal dock light to provide proper installation for the dock door seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventor: Thomas A. Ancel
  • Patent number: 6641056
    Abstract: The self-contained miniature laminar ornamental fountain shown in FIG. 1 comprises an enclosure and water reservoir, 5, a pump, 1, flow control means, 3, pipe or tubing means 5 to conduct water from the pump, 2, to a laminar nozzle, 6. Water in the reservoir, 1, enters the pump, 2, where it is pressurized, thence through the adjustable valve or flow control means, 4, through the tubing, 5, to the laminar nozzle, 6. The laminar stream, 7, emanating from the laminar nozzle, 6, forms a graceful arch and then falls back into the reservoir, 1, to repeat the cycle. In another embodiment of the invention the fountain includes one or more additional laminar or non-laminar nozzles nozzles. In another embodiment the fountain above in which the laminar nozzle(s) contain internal lighting means for producing lighted laminar streams. In another embodiment in the fountain, the laminar stream(s) are interrupted to form jets of water which appear to leap from place to place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventors: Robert L. Kuykendal, Ronald S. Deichmann
  • Patent number: 6632002
    Abstract: A method to improve the probability for good health and decrese the risk of cancer and disease comprising: controlling the indoor spectral radiation environment partial body exposure in an amount above 0.06 MED, but not exceeding 0.2 MED per day by irradiating the body with an artificial light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Inventors: Charles R. Chubb, Lisa C. Rottler