Patents Represented by Attorney Herbert C. Schulze
  • Patent number: 7000626
    Abstract: This is a method and means for maintaining a constant supply of a fluid with specific characteristics within a fluid supply conduit from a supply source of the fluid with specific characteristics at a point of service of the fluid with specific characteristics in which a first open end of a recirculation conduit is located within the fluid with specific characteristics supply conduit adjacent the point of service. A second end of the recirculation conduit is connected to pump means in such manner that a portion of the fluid with specific characteristics within the fluid with specific characteristics supply conduit adjacent the point of service is constantly circulated back. In an alternate embodiment a similar recirculation conduit is utilized in a manner to prevent freezing of conduits in a total fluid supply line which includes portions in relatively warm areas and in areas subject to freezing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Steven B. Cress
  • Patent number: 6862767
    Abstract: The invention is a method for dry cleaning with binary vapor in which articles such as fabrics and the like are subjected to tumbling in a basket or chamber while heated air is circulated through said chamber. While being tumbled, the articles are exposed to binary vapor consisting of water and solvent under pressure which loosens or removes debris and soils from the articles. The debris and soils are carried by the air and binary vapor to a filter where the soils and debris are captured with the binary vapor continuing on to a condenser where the binary vapor is converted to binary liquid. Upon conclusion of the cycle the articles are removed from the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Inventor: Ronnell R. Runyon
  • Patent number: 6809296
    Abstract: This is an electrically heated ceramic kiln and a method for varying the size of the kiln chamber by moveable top and/or bottom walls which can be moved vertically within the kiln chamber, together with a new method of insulating the kiln and providing captive air chambers about the kiln.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Inventor: Steven B. Cress
  • Patent number: 6783042
    Abstract: This is a method and apparatus for transport and cutting of a quantity of Duct Tape in which the tape is mounted upon a polyhedron mandrel containing a cutting blade so configured as to be cooperative with, and useful in, cutting of segments of the tape directly from the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Inventor: Edward Kaufer
  • Patent number: 6742565
    Abstract: This is a method and kit for making window coverings and frames and the like in which a multiplicity of frame members are held in position in a geometric shape and distorted inwardly towards a center of the frame by a distorting force after which a covering is adhered to the frame. When the covering is firmly adhered, the distorting force is released causing tension to be applied to the covering and insuring that the covering is taut and wrinkle free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Inventor: Ron Badley
  • Patent number: 6688088
    Abstract: This is a method and apparatus for assisting persons to mount a saddle upon a horse in which a step-up member is adjustably carried by a rigid member which is in turn carried by a stirrup leather and a stirrup leather buckle. The rigid member is moveably mounted on the stirrup leather and it carries an adjustable cord having a step-up member which can be utilized to raise a person on one foot to a position where the other foot can comfortably be placed into the stirrup. The device is so configured as to be under a saddle side jockey and/or fender so as to be non-interfering with the rider's leg and not noticeable when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventor: Edward N. Aweeka, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6654980
    Abstract: This is a jaws type mop head closure means and method in which a collar slides against inclined arms on mop head jaws in such manner that the jaws are brought together to grip a yarn type mop by sliding the collar in one direction and are allowed to open to release the mop by sliding in a different direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Inventor: Blyth S. Biggs
  • Patent number: 6643570
    Abstract: A business model algorithm for maintaining aircraft engines in reliable and safe operating condition without the necessity of performing major engine overhaul in which engine manufacturers' maintenance procedures are enhanced and performed more frequently and supplemented by engine trend analysis, engine oil analysis, engine vibration analysis, borescope inspection and computer algorithm forecasting to identify, repair, and/or replace engine components without necessity of major engine overhaul.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventors: Barry Bangert, Ralph Hawkins
  • Patent number: 6637065
    Abstract: This invention is a quick release mop head of the jaws type. The invention has two significant advances in the art. The most important advance is the provision of an elastic closure which consists of a cord of elastic material secured to one of two hanged jaws at one end. The second end of the cord has an enlarged portion with a handle which slips into a socket on the other jaw for closure allowing enough flexing to prevent breaking the jaws under difficult conditions. This also allows for easy changing of the mop. Additionally I have provided a magnetic closure for simplified interim changing of the mop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Inventor: Blyth S. Biggs
  • Patent number: 6575841
    Abstract: A golf based game including chipping and putting practice utilizing interlocking mats, unique scoring method and device with provisions for making variable undulations or irregularities on a simulated putting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventors: Brenda Erdoes, Jeff Erdoes
  • Patent number: 6523824
    Abstract: A business model algorithm in which icons representing businesses, products, services and the like are displayed during the play of slot machines for a consideration of cash or cash credits. The icon displays, if properly aligned on a pay line, may represent an award of a product or service or a discount thereon. Thus, a business benefits by reason of a new customer and source of business contacting the business to collect the award and from the constant reminder of the business to those playing the slot machine and seeing the business icon; a casino or other owner of a slot machine benefits from the money received for playing the slot machine and the payout of a product or service which costs the owner of the slot machine nothing; the slot machine player benefits in that anything the player has won cannot be lost be being played back into the slot machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Inventors: Gerald P. Colapinto, Anthony P. Colapinto
  • Patent number: 6524047
    Abstract: Pegs having bases and stems with bulging portions on their stems which bulging portions assist in anchoring the pegs into a medium in which they are inserted and method and means for forming the bulges by distending portions of the stems after insertion into a medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Inventors: Brenda Erdoes, Jeff Erdoes
  • Patent number: 6390023
    Abstract: A drinking water facility for animals includes an elongate tank with an open upper end at or above ground level extending to a closed end below ground frost line with a water inlet source into the tank below the frost line. A pipe located within the tank serves as a conduit to cause a constant current through the pipe and exterior to pipe to prevent freezing of water in the tank. An induced Bernoulli effect aid in the proper circulation of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Inventor: Ray D. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 6308392
    Abstract: A method for making wire of brittle alloys including coating rods of the brittle alloy with refractory fluoride and organic polymer, loading the coated rods into a container, filling the container with metallic powder, sealing the container, heating the filled and sealed container, extruding the filled container into a diminished diameter and elongated length bar filled with reduced diameter wires, removing the container from the wires, and separating the wires. Alternatively continuously passing brittle alloy wire through a clamshell furnace, a liquid gas quench, roll reduction process, cleaning and polishing process, and final storage process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: U.S. Welding International, Ltd.
    Inventors: L. E. Mann, R. E. Simon
  • Patent number: 6279195
    Abstract: An ergonomically friendly mop bucket with wringer and method of wringing mops and conserving mop fluids including a foot operated wringer, a filter, wheel brakes and assistive drain and dumping arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Inventor: Blyth S. Biggs
  • Patent number: 6273465
    Abstract: An improved airbag system for vehicle consisting of a compartmentalized airbag wherein inflation of the airbag is controlled so that at least one compartment inflates at a lower pressure than the pressure with which at least one other compartment inflates in order that the affect of the airbag impacting upon vehicle occupants or cargo is cushioned; further enhancement of safety is accomplished by using hook and loop material to hold the inflated bag in position with respect to the vehicle and the occupants or cargo when inflated in order to reduce damage or injury due to excessive movement during and after an accident; and safety is further enhanced by prestressing vehicle comparments with inflated airbags within the vehicle compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Inventor: Steven B. Cress
  • Patent number: 6246344
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for voluntary and involuntary communication by means of transmitting, receiving, interpreting, and displaying messages detected and generated by relative eyelid movement, particularly by using the differences in reflectivity of the human eye and eyelid to produce the messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Inventor: William C. Torch
  • Patent number: 6203626
    Abstract: A method of mopping including the use of unique mop handle means which allows an offset gripping of the handle intermediate its ends and utilization of rotatable swivel grip on one end, which enables the user of a mop to mop more efficiently and with reduced risk of injury including repetitive motion injuries and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Inventors: Blyth S. Biggs, Brenden Biggs
  • Patent number: 6196929
    Abstract: A golf based game including chipping and putting practice utilizing interlocking mats, unique scoring method and device with provisions for making variable undulations or irregularities on a simulated putting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Inventors: Brenda Erodes, Jeff Erodes
  • Patent number: 6111227
    Abstract: An electrically heated furnace wherein electrical heating elements are mounted and supported so that they face the inner furnace walls and are isolated from direct communication with articles being treated within the furnace such that clean air flows over the heating elements providing oxygen to create an aluminum oxide coating on the heating elements and maintains a clean atmosphere about the heating elements. Air circulation from exterior the furnace is through ports in the furnace walls and over the electrical heating elements; exhaust from the furnace is through ports in the furnace walls into a plenum and out through a flue creating pressure differentials with the pressure in the furnace area where articles are being subjected to heat is lower than the atmosphere and the area in which the heating elements are located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Inventor: Steven B. Cress