Patents Represented by Attorney James E. Hawes
  • Patent number: 5647868
    Abstract: The present cryosurgical system and method accurately locates relative to a defined internal area of a living body, an ultrasonic probe and, using stereotactic guide, a series of cooling probes and temperature probes, then presents in the same visual field an integrated ultrasonic display and temperature display to assist the surgeon in accurately sculpting and limiting the field of cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Inventor: Douglas Owen Chinn
  • Patent number: 5046382
    Abstract: The clipless bicycle pedal system includes two cylinders, one on the bicyclist's shoe, the other on the pedal, which closely interfit with one another, one member having laterally projecting pins, the other including circumferential slots for receiving the laterally projecting pins, there being cam means to assist in interfitting the two members by pressing them together and to permit their separation by rotational movement of one member relative to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Inventor: John D. Steinberg
  • Patent number: 5018746
    Abstract: The disclosed field game employs a soft, non-resilient ball not retaining a definite shape which is caught, manipulated and flung back and forth over a self-supporting scoring obstacle by players each using a racquet consisting of a flexible staff with a containing network at each end to catch, manipulate and fliong the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: Randolph P. Glass
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cardoza, Jr., Randolph P. Glass
  • Patent number: 5002402
    Abstract: The preferred latch device consists of two elements, attached to interfitting longitudinally movable slide members in a relationship to pass adjacent to one another as the slide members move longitudinally. The elements each carry stops which are positioned to engage one another as the elements come into an adjacent relationship to limit further travel of the slide members. One of the elements is pivotally attached to its slide member, and movable both clockwise and counter clockwise, to displace the stops sufficiently to clear its stops on the other element and permit the slide members to be disconnected. Preferably the rear faces of the stops on one element are sloped in parallel planes to engage the stops on the other element as the slide members are being reconnected, and to cam the pivotal element sufficiently to cause the stops to clear one connection, permitting the slide members to be easily reconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: Standard Precision, Inc.
    Inventor: Jackie D. Parvin
  • Patent number: 4997563
    Abstract: A water treatment device is described which incorporates an easily changed cartridge containing an open-cell foam having a water treatment material contained therein, such as granules of a halogen compound. The device includes an adjustable orifice valve member which may be selectively positioned to control the water flowing through the cartridge. Thus, the device may be included in a water treatment system to treat either water flowing a source to a storage tank, or water being recirculated back into the storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Inventor: Wayne Jones
  • Patent number: 4974912
    Abstract: A pocket door suspension system which permits the door to be moved, without skewing or sagging, from a closed position to an open and retracted position adjacent a supporting wall, the system having two telescoping slide assemblies mounted to the supporting wall, the door being attached by hinges to moveable members of the slide assemblies. Two cables are provided, each attached at one end to the back end of one fixed slide member and at the other end to the front end of the other fixed slide member. Each cable is slideably attached to the moveable members of the slide assemblies such that the pair of cables trace an "I" figure, the pair of cables effectively preventing the moveable members of the slide assemblies from moving out of a predetermined relationship to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Assignee: Standard Precision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard O. Rask, Donald A. Kasten
  • Patent number: 4938168
    Abstract: Embodiments of a neew hummingbird feeder are disclosed, each effectively preventing birds and bees from feeding, yet allowing hummingbirds to feed, by providing upwardly projecting feeding channels with outer openings that are at least 3/4 of an inch (and preferably 13/8 inches) beyond the normal level of feeding solution in the dispensing cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Inventor: Dorothy H. Meidell
  • Patent number: 4867421
    Abstract: A triangular fence post is disclosed which includes a longitudinal slot in one side formed by two inturned flanges, the spacing of the slot being less than the width of a fastener, the inner ends of the inturned flanges being turned towards one another to bite into a fastener driven into the slot. Because of this construction, the clamping action of the flanges and the bite of their inner ends cooperate to securely hold the fastener to the fence post, irrespective of the extent of penetration by the fastener into the slot beyond the flange ends. This arrangement enables any of various types of fasteners to securely hold any gauge of wire or wires in any desired state of tension, or even to hold boards if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Inventor: Kenneth O. Vernon
  • Patent number: 4052025
    Abstract: The disclosed semi-buoyant lift-augmented aircraft, preferably of immense size, includes a fuselage of airfoil shape formed by a rigid geodesic type web framework enclosing buoyant cells pressurized to reinforce the framework. Wings are provided which impart aerodynamic lift to the aircraft, with the airfoil fuselage. The buoyancy is provided to counteract a major proportion of the great weight of the structure and to thus improve the aircraft's payload capability and range. These features maintain it airborne at reasonable speeds over a substantial altitude range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1977
    Inventors: Frank M. Clark, George M. Christner
  • Patent number: 4044437
    Abstract: The described hand loom is formed of a resilient sheet and includes resilient, durable peripheral bars projecting beyond the sheet, the bars being of a size and location to permit threads to be wrapped about them. Preferably, the loom is injection molded as a plastic grid, includes peripheral bars that may hold both warp and weft threads, or loops of a knitted fabric, the bars and sheet being co-planar. The loom may be formed in any of a variety of shapes, and may include an interior opening with bars projecting into it permitting the weaving or knitting process to extend over the outer edge of the sheet or from one side to the other side. A new method of weaving also is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1977
    Inventor: Ruth B. Ebenstein
  • Patent number: 4045034
    Abstract: The golf club weighted attachment is formed of a flexible sheet shaped to be wrapped about a golf club, the sheet including a weighted mass and means such as mating Velcro surfaces or snaps to removeably attach the sheet and the weighted mass it carries about a golf club. The weighted mass preferably is carried in narrow, elongated pockets formed in the sheet, the pockets being spaced to be in an opposed relationship when the attachment is affixed about a golf club. In one embodiment, the weighted mass is provided by relatively flat, pliant members, while in another embodiment granular material is carried in pockets that may be opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1977
    Inventor: Lewis P. Thomas
  • Patent number: 4028780
    Abstract: The disclosed line releasing clamp receives a line in a saddle portion of the clamp, the line including a stop lug that is caught against the end of the saddle to resist the tension of the line. The saddle in turn is received in, and pivotally attached to, a clip. Upon the tension in the line exceeding a predetermined amount, the saddle slips free of the clip and pivots sufficiently to permit the stop lug to slip from the saddle, releasing the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1977
    Inventor: Kenneth O. Vernon
  • Patent number: 4018027
    Abstract: A carrier is disclosed for interconnecting and holding an array of cans or the like together as a unitary package. Preferably the carrier is made from a thermally shrinkable plastic sheet, and is formed to be placed around an array of cans then shrunk by application of heat to interconnect the cans and form the package. A machine is disclosed for performing this packaging operation efficiently and rapidly, the method including the step of preforming the plastic sheets to provide a cylindrical collar about each opening, thereby enhancing the hold and interconnection afforded by the carrier. A cover sheet may be employed with the carrier to keep the can tops clean. The method for performing this packaging operation also is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1977
    Assignee: Byron V. Curry et al.
    Inventors: Byron V. Curry, Teofil L. Bonkowski
  • Patent number: 4008541
    Abstract: The disclosed parachute toy, preferably an accessory for a toy doll figure, includes a backpack container within which is packed a parachute attached by shroud lines to an ejection mechanism. In one embodiment, the ejection mechanism is designed to provide a time delayed expulsion of the parachute, while in another embodiment a pull cord is provided to actuate ejection of the parachute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1977
    Inventor: Martin R. Russer
  • Patent number: 3961410
    Abstract: The disclosed extractor tool cleanly and easily removes "Phillips" anchors and similar elements previously installed in masonry walls. First an inner bolt of the tool is threaded into the installed anchor sufficiently to separate the anchor from its expander plug. Then a nut about the inner bolt is turned, bearing on an outer collar to withdraw the bolt and the attached anchor from the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1976
    Inventor: Donald K. Reed
  • Patent number: 3948413
    Abstract: An attachment for a paint can for supporting a paint brush when not in use and for wiping excess paint from the paint brush. The attachment is formed of a main sheet material member which is folded upon itself to form a first leg and a second leg with both legs extending substantially in the same general direction. The first leg extends within the access opening of the paint can and has attached thereto an upturned member which protrudes back through the access opening and terminates exteriorly of the paint can. The second leg is in contact with the exterior surface of the paint can. Securing means are provided between the first leg and the second leg to securely position the attachment upon the paint can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1976
    Inventors: John E. Gorrell, Fred Lichtgarn
  • Patent number: D248291
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Inventor: Kurt Rolf Boldt
  • Patent number: D250386
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1978
    Inventor: Eleanor K. Tuggy
  • Patent number: D491841
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventor: Bruce F. Meyers