Patents Represented by Attorney Jack N. McCarthy
  • Patent number: 6220974
    Abstract: A ball kicking apparatus for (1) practicing kicking a soccer-type ball; (2) training to be a goal keeper to receive a ball; and (3) obtaining aerobic exercise, where a frame has two upstanding members for supporting a soccer-type ball by a first cord to be kicked and a second cord for controlling the path of the kicked ball. A netted bag for holding the soccer-type ball can be used and arms can connect the frame to a wall for positioning and storing on the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Inventor: Richard S. Moore
  • Patent number: 6182909
    Abstract: A rotary drive sprinkler has a nozzle assembly having a recess in a cylindrical housing for receiving a cylindrical nozzle selection disc having a plurality of nozzle openings. The cylindrical nozzle selection disc is rotatable to place one of its nozzle openings in an exit flow passage in the cylindrical housing. An arc set indicating and setting mechanism is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Inventors: Carl L. C. Kah, Jr., Carl L. C. Kah, III
  • Patent number: 6085995
    Abstract: A rotary drive sprinkler having a multiplicity of nozzles which can be selectively changed at any time. The nozzle assembly has an internal rotor member for bringing one of the nozzles into operation as the internal rotor is turned. A water flow can be directed from a rotor to a selected nozzle in a fixed circumferential row of nozzles to create a nozzle stream leaving the nozzle assembly, or a nozzle stream can be directed from a specific nozzle of a circumferential row of nozzles in an internal rotor to a single passage open to the exterior of the nozzle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Inventors: Carl L. C. Kah, Jr., Carl L. C. Kah, III
  • Patent number: 5979123
    Abstract: A protective shield formed of sheet material is provided for placing between the wood-to-concrete foundation interface of a building. A portion of the shield positions the lower edge of a substrate siding and a finish layer. A sealant is provided between the sheet material and the concrete foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Inventor: Robert D. Brockman
  • Patent number: 5826797
    Abstract: An oscillatable nozzle sprinkler with operationally changeable nozzles from the top. One configuration consists of a multiple nozzle cylindrical sleeve which allows a desired nozzle for flow rate and trajectory to be rotationally selected while the sprinkler is operating. Another configuration allows individual nozzles to be inserted into the top of the sprinkler housing while the sprinkler is operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Inventor: Carl L. C. Kah, III
  • Patent number: 5741084
    Abstract: A surgical instrument has a motor housing with a cylindrical member extending therefrom and has a pin projecting radially from the cylindrical member. A nose piece removably attached to the housing has a circular aperture which receives the cylindrical member and which has a channel within which the pin slides during attachment and removal. The nose piece includes a cantilevered arcuate spring arm that urges the pin along the channel toward a position at which the pin is wedged against a wall of the channel to force the nose piece into an operating engagement with the motor housing and retains the pin in the channel resisting detachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Inventors: Eddy H. Del Rio, William E. Anspach, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5741282
    Abstract: An expandable fastener device for attaching tissue to bone and a surgical operating technique for using The fastener device includes a shaft which will pierce tissue and when rotated, will drill a hole in bone with a drill point to receive the fastener in bone. The device can be drilled in place and fixed in place by actuation of the device itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: The Anspach Effort, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Anspach, III, Eddy H. Del Rio
  • Patent number: 5725541
    Abstract: An expandable fastener device for attaching tissue to bone and a surgical operating technique for using it. The fastener device includes a shaft which will pierce tissue and when rotated, will drill a hole in bone with a drill point to receive the fastener in bone. The device can be drilled in place and fixed in place by actuation of the device itself. The anchor porion of the fastener device remaining in the body when the shaft is sheared and removed, is made from a a bioabsorbable polymer material and an implantable grade titanium material or alloy thereof. The portion of the fastener that captures the body soft tissue (tendon or ligaments) is biodegradable and the portion anchored to the bone is the titanium material. Another embodiment constructs the component that captures the body soft tissue into a pedal-like integral disk where each pedal flexes to conform to the shape of the bone surface adjacent thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: The Anspach Effort, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Anspach, III, Eddy H. Del Rio
  • Patent number: 5709370
    Abstract: An alternating electric current integral pilot valve actuator and pilot valve. The magnetic flux core of the actuator is a short flux path through a "U" shaped magnetic material piece providing two pole pieces for a magnetic material valve member to be pulled against the two pole pieces which then completes the magnetic flux path, opens an integral pilot valve port and reduces the coil current to a lower level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Inventor: Carl L. C. Kah, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5671051
    Abstract: A helicopter blade tracking system including an apparatus and method having a self-contained light unit on each blade; each light unit being of similar construction and matched in size and weight. Rings of light formed by the light units during blade rotation are observed by the operator during hover and blade angular position is changed to bring the rings of light into one multi-colored ring of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Inventor: Andrew M. Wright, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5653390
    Abstract: An oscillating sprinkler head transmission for alternately driving an output shaft and sprinkler head nozzle to oscillate it with spring bias being provided to prevent the transmission from being placed in an operative position, where the sprinkler head is not oscillated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Inventor: Carl L. C. Kah, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5588594
    Abstract: An adjustable arc spray nozzle assembly is set forth which includes a cylindrical housing member with an arc set flow control member coacting therewith to provide an adjustable arc of flow directed outwardly by a deflector. The adjustable arc of flow is achieved by a unique interaction between a radially spiraled outlet opening and an axially spiraled and sloped member. The configuration facilitates easy cleaning of the flow control area while the sprinkler is operating, and provides ease of manufacture and assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Inventor: Carl L. C. Kah, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5421548
    Abstract: An I. V. stand is provided for (1) use by itself; (2) releasable use with a wheelchair providing for movement of its supporting wheels to provide only swiveling wheels; and (3) use with a gurney providing an adjustable arm attachment. The I. V. pole has an indicator for showing the position of a snubber, or attachment, mechanism used to contact the wheelchair. The I. V. stand has two castered forward wheels and two non-pivoted rear wheels with a castered fifth wheel located between the rear wheels for lifting the rear wheels off a floor when all castered wheels are desired on the I. V. stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Inventors: James R. Bennett, Marinus Bakels
  • Patent number: 5417370
    Abstract: A transmission device having an input shaft and oscillating output gear with an oscillating connection therebetween. The oscillating connection comprising a pivoted gear cage with oppositely rotatable driving gears, the gear cage having a mechanism to pivot it to connect the input shaft and output gear alternately with the driving gears. The oscillating output gear having an adjustment to control the angle of oscillation. A liquid can be directed through the transmission to an oscillating nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Inventor: Carl L. C. Kah, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5405348
    Abstract: A surgical drilling instrument comprises a nose body attached to a power source, the nose body having a shaft support tube extending therefrom around a drive shaft with a cutter. The forward end of the shaft support tube has a bearing construction supporting the drive shaft. A water supply is directed into the annular space between the shaft support tube and the drive shaft, and is further directed over the bearing construction onto the cutter. This (1) aids in supporting the drive shaft; (2) cools the cutter; and (3) flushes the cutting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Inventors: William E. Anspach, Jr., Eddy H. Del Rio
  • Patent number: 5357254
    Abstract: A location monitoring system is provided having a radio frequency transmitter for a person or object and radio frequency receiver for someone to monitor movement of the person or object, the receiver sounding an alarm at a predetermined time after failure to receive a signal. The transmitter is made having an intermittent transmitted signal and the receiver is made having an off-timer to coordinate with the intermittent signal, the off times saving battery power. The radio frequency receiver has an electronic switching device controlled by the radio frequency transmitter for sounding an alarm. An antenna is located in part of the carrying strap of the transmitter. The radio frequency transmitter can have various devices for sounding the alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Inventor: Carl L. C. Kah, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5351960
    Abstract: A putt practicing device having a body with an elongated shaped, a forwardly facing surface, a flat bottom surface for being placed on a flat putting surface, a flat surface on the top, elements for stretching either one strip of rubber, or two vertically aligned strips of rubber, just above the flat surface on the top of said elongated shaped body to place said stretched strips of rubber forwardly of the center portion of the forwardly facing surface and form a target area so that a golf ball striking the target area will be deflected away therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Inventor: Robert J. Knapp
  • Patent number: D366918
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1996
    Inventor: Mary M. Mathers
  • Patent number: D372191
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Inventor: James R. Bennett
  • Patent number: D388177
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Inventor: Paul C. Murray