Patents Represented by Attorney J. Helen Slough
  • Patent number: 5398970
    Abstract: A shoe with skate wheels which can be alternatively used as a walking shoe or a skating shoe. The shoe is constructed so that the skate wheels are quickly, easily, and securely locked into either a retracted walking position or an extended roller skating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Inventor: Edward W. Tucky
  • Patent number: 5242952
    Abstract: A skin moisturizing composition of lard leaf, natural mint, and virgin olive oil is produced by heating the lard leaf preferably to a temperature around F., adding the natural mint and heating preferably to about F., cooling the heated mixture and adding the virgin olive oil at a mixture temperature preferably about F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Inventor: Dimitrios Tritsarolis
  • Patent number: 5201097
    Abstract: The invention relates to a guide or key to be employed with a conventional butt hinge for different positioning of one leaf with respect to the other to be adjusted to raise or lower the door without removal of the pin upon which the leaves are mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Inventor: Darrell R. Phillips
  • Patent number: 5184427
    Abstract: This invention relates to carbon dioxide blase cleaning system. In the present invention, the propelling of the dry-ice pellets is provided by cryogens, namely liquid nitrogen and/or liquid oxygen supplied under high pressure. In a preferred embodiment liquid carbon dioxide pellets are placed into a pellet hopper and a portable liquid nitrogen and/or liquid air storage tank is employed. The pellet hopper and the blast unit and blast gun(s) are located at the blast site, the portable cryogenic liquid nitrogen and/or liquid air tank with an ambient air vaporizer are located at or near the blast site. In this invention, as distinguished from the prior art, all the equipment and material for cleaning is located near the blast site and there is only one hose running to the nitrogen supply, there are no cables or hoses running to a truck air compressor or generator located away from the blast site. Pellets from the hopper are fed into the blast gun(s) through a blast unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Assignee: James R. Becker
    Inventor: Jay Armstrong
  • Patent number: 5137315
    Abstract: A golf ball retriever comprising a rake attachment, spring pressed clamp for securing a handle, shaft, pole, rod or conventional retriever to the rake attachment, said clamp permitting the rake attachment to be moved into different angled positions relative to the shaft, rod, pole, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Inventor: Angelo Bontempo
  • Patent number: 5119619
    Abstract: A carrier for an air rake or leaf blower adjustably secured to a power driven vehicle or garden tractor, said carrier having roller means associated thereon wherefor the same may roll over the terrain, platform means for carrying an independently operable air rake or leaf blower thereon whereby the same is drawn over the terrain by the power driven vehicle and the leaf blower is operative while mounted thereon and may be disassociated therefrom for independent operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Inventor: Michael L. Zappia
  • Patent number: 5106380
    Abstract: A tubular guard is provided by this invention which can be telescoped over the barrel of a syringe or other device carrying a needle adapted for injection or removal of fluid of a patient or animal and which can be locked into barrel covering position thereover, means whereby locking engagement of the guard and the barrel may be broken, guide means for guiding the guard into telescoped needle or nozzle surrounding position after use of the syringe, said guard being adapted to be maintained into the nozzle or needle surrounding position and means whereby the guard is preventing from returning to its initial barrel covered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Inventor: Diane Lobello
  • Patent number: 5098146
    Abstract: This invention is a sliding floor for utility vehicles. The sliding floor consists of longitudinally C-shaped channels disposed at either side of the truck bed and extending parallel to each other. A sliding plate adapted for lengthwise movement to and fro over the floor of the truck is mounted for movement dictated by the channel mounting and acting as race ways for the sliding plate. The sliding plate rests upon rollers interposed between the C-shaped channels which permits the sliding plate to be easily moved inwardly and outwardly of the truck bed. At the back of the sliding floor, stop means are provided to prevent the sliding plate from moving beyond a designated end of the truck bed. A lock is preferably provided that locks the sliding plate in several extended positions. Also support legs are provided to provide surface support for the floor, if desired, when the floor is extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Inventors: Helmut Albrecht, John Fabing
  • Patent number: 5086939
    Abstract: The invention relates to pots or pans for cooking, etc. wherein the pots have rear and front sides of the same disposed at an angle less than 90 degrees and the lateral sides extend preferably perpendicularly to the bottom of the pot which is cylindrical, has a circular bottom and approaches an ellipse at the uppermost portion of the pot. The pot is provided with pair of handles permanently affixed to the lateral sides thereof and a detachable handle adapted to be hooked into secure engagement with the permanent handles for use by either right or left handed persons. A cover may be provided thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1992
    Inventor: Keith Foulkes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5062448
    Abstract: A Double Action Check Valve is shown provided with a flexible membrane secured between the inlet and outlet members, the membrane having apertures or orifices interiorly of the perimeter; substantially ball-shaped members centrally carried on either side of the membrane and under increased volume of flow from the inlet or outlet side of the ball-shaped members carried by it move in concert with the membrane as the membrane is caused to bow out or flex on either side of the coupling member as dictated by the volume of flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: Henry Hilsenbeck
    Inventors: Henry Hilsenbeck, Jack E. Muck
  • Patent number: 5060996
    Abstract: The present invention is a combination of a golf ball carrier and a shagger for golf balls where the golf ball can be retrieved from the carrier through the shagger end. The preferred embodiment of this invention is made of a tube slightly larger in diameter than a golf ball with several holes that are large enough for an individual to place his finger through. The tube has four slots at each end of the tube. O-rings of a slightly less diameter than the tube are placed over the ends of the tube and fit in the slot. These rubber o-rings form a mouth at both ends of the tube which has a diameter less than a golf ball. To use the invention, an individual places the tube over a golf ball which he wishes to shag and presses down on the tube. The rubber o-rings will flex outward allowing the golf ball to enter the tube and upon entrance in the tube the o-rings will then flex back into position so that the golf ball will remain in the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Inventor: Joseph Garnes
  • Patent number: 5034574
    Abstract: An integrally formed joystick for a computer keyboard having a central hollow housing loosely fitted over a center key and capping the same, the stick having two or more spaced arms extending externally from the central housing and adapted to make contact by depression of an arm or arms with a key or keys adjacent to the center keys to effect a desired graphic display in a direction selected by the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Inventor: Thomas J. Martovitz
  • Patent number: 5023757
    Abstract: A collapsible light reflector apparatus of the umbrella type having a skeleton frame comprising outer relatively longer ribs and relatively shorter inner ribs adapted to be stretched when the umbrella is in open position, a covering of light reflecting material disposed over the outer ribs completely covering the outer surfaces thereof and a inner covering adapted to completely cover the inner ribs and an inner portions of the outer ribs wherefor the umbrella has a complete covering both on the outer and inner frame surfaces thereof except for covering on the lower part of a rod on which the ribs are mounted providing a covering of all lower surfaces of the upper and lower ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Inventor: John Shirilla
  • Patent number: 5020757
    Abstract: A ladder jack supported by an inclined ladder and adapted to securely support a work platform comprising a horizontal support member fitted with a longitudinally adjustable clamping means to securely clamp the work platform in locking engagement with the ladder jack and prevent movement of the work platform in all directions and planes while in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: R. D. Werner Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard P. Sulecki, Stanley A. Kiska
  • Patent number: 5013042
    Abstract: The present invention is a disc with means for seating a golf ball which in the preferred embodiment is a small hole in the center of the disc. In use, one lays the disc down on the ground surface and places a golf ball in the center of the disc. Then a second ball is selectively positioned at a distance from the disc and the said latter ball putted toward the disc. A player is informed that his putted golf ball would enter a hole on a conventional green when the ball putted rides over the edge of the disc and contacts the golf ball seated in the center of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Inventor: Joseph Garnes
  • Patent number: 5009184
    Abstract: A cover for use on a boat or small craft, comprising a cover which is a tension member, hold-down straps which are tension members, tubular framing. The tubular framing comprises a pair of support members for the cover mounted forwardly and rearwardly of the boat, a hinged connection disposed medially of the support members wherefor a center-spanning cover is created which is secured to the framing and the hinged connection and tensioned supports enables the cover to be adjusted for desired peak drainage and width adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Inventor: Thomas Voldrich
  • Patent number: D315775
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Inventor: Raymond Jones
  • Patent number: D319313
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Inventors: Kimberly E. Battles, Shelley H. Soderstrom
  • Patent number: D320504
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Inventor: Leonard Mroczka
  • Patent number: D327328
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Assignee: Luce Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Wade S. Luce, Russell K. Schanfish