Patents Represented by Attorney James R. Cwayna
  • Patent number: 6420801
    Abstract: A connector and connection arrangement for connecting an alternative power supply to a user incoming electrical power center, commonly referred to as the load center or breaker panel, when power from a utility power source is not being received. The connection includes an individual housing for the connection to the alternative supply or the connection may be located in a common housing which houses both the connector and the utility meter. The alternative supply is connected to the load connected and load feeding side of the meter socket and is electrically positioned in front of the load circuit breaker panel which normally includes the individual service disconnects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Electro Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Seefeldt
  • Patent number: 6394301
    Abstract: A shipping and display container for use for bulk materials, particularly directed to use with chain, providing an upright container having a rectangular cross section and of a predetermined height and width to accommodate the shipping and display, for merchandising, chain in bulk. For shipping a corner closure cover is provided which is removable to allow access to the chain contained therein. The resulting access aperture, upon cover removal, is provided at a forward portion of the top and extending downwardly of the container. The bottom of such opening has a chain engaging notch for holding at least a chain link. The container is provided with upwardly arranged, strengthening columns formed integrally thereof and the bottoms and tops of the containers are shaped to permits vertical nesting and stacking of the same. A collapsible and nesting handle is provided in at least one column area to assist in handling of the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Inventor: James S. Koch
  • Patent number: 6386096
    Abstract: A roasting rack for various fowls including a base with pivotal and adjustable support members thereon, which members form a supporting V-frame with each member arranged to receive a portion of the anatomy, such as the wings, of the fowl such that the fowl is positionable, breast down, onto the V-frame. The members forming the frame are positionable for adjustment in accordance with the size of the fowl being roasted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: T & L Nifty Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Tiemann
  • Patent number: 6283880
    Abstract: A broadhead including a main body portion and a replaceable blade carrying portion having at least a pair of blades on the blade portion. This structure permits removal and replacement of the blade portion to provide new blades of the same style or provide blades of another selected style. Such a selected style may include pivotally mounted blades which are folded for in-flight and travel and which expand rearwardly upon striking a target to present a large cutting dimension or may include stationary blades of predetermined cutting dimension. This concept allows the user to simply switch from dull to sharp blades or change styles from an expandable to a stationary type broadhead or vice-versa, by simply changing the blade carrying portion while utilizing the same man body portion. The pivotally mounted blades provide a folded, in-flight, position. When this style impacts the target, the blades pivot to their expanded cutting position exposing the cutting edge of each blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Barrie Archery, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce Barrie
  • Patent number: 6279467
    Abstract: An expandable rack for foodstuffs or other articles for temporary use after baking or cooking to allow the foodstuff to cool. The expandable rack consists of a plurality of tiers or layers which are slidably arranged with respect to one another such that the entire rack may be slid together to form a compact size for storage. A first layer or tier consists of a plurality of spaced, longitudinally extending rods surrounded by a continuous, formed member, to substantially provide a rectangular shape and having downwardly depending legs to elevate the same above a support surface. Each of the additional layers employs the same construction but is of reduced size to permit all layers to be slid together in underlying relation to the first layer. The structure for retaining the tiers or layers to one another and allow sliding therebetween is incorporated into each of the tiers and each tier has support legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: T & L Nifty Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Tiemann
  • Patent number: 6269746
    Abstract: A disarm mechanism to maintain a safe work area for individuals that may be working in such area which allows for the remote disarming of an article of explosive equipment by remotely shifting a switch of an explosive circuit to an off or non-operative position. Said switch is connected in series with a detonator and along with an explosive charge housed within an extinguishant container from which extinguishant would normally be dispelled when the explosive circuit is activated. After switching, a lock-out device is secured to the disarm mechanism such that the switch cannot be shifted to the on or operative position without removal of such lockout. Visual indicia is provided to alert the operator as to the position of the control switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Advanced Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Theodore E. Larsen
  • Patent number: 6263895
    Abstract: A connector system for tubing or piping which provides a male/female combination for the joining of tubes, pipes or the like for rapidly assembling and disassembling various structures such as temporary canopies, tents or the like. The system provides a male member having a spring loaded detent on the interior thereof and extending outwardly thereof with the female member, sized to be received over the male member, having a detent passing aperture through at least one side thereof for effectively and rapidly allowing joinder of units. To erect a supporting structure the connectors are provided at corners or within straight sections to join and extend straight sections. The straight sections are of selected lengths and each end thereof constitutes either a male or female connector for interconnect of the joining elements which may be straight or which may consist of a plurality of joining elements arranged angularly with respect to one another to achieve a corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Inventor: Song-Hyuk Bang
  • Patent number: 6138600
    Abstract: A float which may be utilized individually or which may be joined to other such floats or used with other elements to provide flotation for a deck or dock unit. Though the particular shapes and attributes of the float may vary for the particular use, the basic float consists of a hollow, preferably rotocast, unit which combines an exterior skin with attachment accommodations having a selectable top surface and a first and second flotation concept. The first flotation is provided by the buoyancy of the hollow structure with the second achieved through a plurality of selectively shaped and positioned cavities extending upwardly from the bottom surface of the float to a location at or adjacent the upper surface of the float. With this dual flotation provision, should the exterior skin of the float be pierced, allowing water to fill the interior thereof, flotation is provided by air entrapment within the formed cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Aggressive Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Tomm A. Berquist
  • Patent number: 6119588
    Abstract: A formed rack providing a plurality of horizontally extending, spaced rods with extending wire formed handles for lifting. The rack provides a first horizontal surface, formed of the spaced rods, upon which foodstuffs may be placed for roasting or baking with a pair of formed members having their bottommost portions constructed to be interlocked with selected of the horizontal rods to provide a pair of vertically arranged poultry receiving elements which are receivable into the interior of a poultry carcass to hold the same in upright position. The vertical members also interlock with one another at ninety degree angles to provide support for the carcass placed thereon and hold the same in a vertical position during baking or roasting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: T & L Nifty Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Tiemann
  • Patent number: 6062208
    Abstract: The invention and disclosure is directed to improvements for a pressure gun utilized to propel paint containing balls which will, when they strike, break and apply paint to a target or, as utilized in the sport of Paint or Splat Ball, an opposing player, to identify such person as having been hit and therefore out of the game. The improvements include both a retro-fit and a custom adapted monitor with visual readout for counting the number of balls which have been shot by sensing pressure drop, or through Hall effect sensing, or mechanical switch actuation; the latter two sensing propelling bolt movement. The monitor also includes a visual readout for reverse timing to show the player game time remaining and a tank pressure supply readout which will show the player remaining tank pressure. Through microprocessing of the information of shot count and time remaining or elapsed, a shooting rate is determinable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Inventors: William J. Seefeldt, John M. Amodrea
  • Patent number: 6047490
    Abstract: A breech plate and cylinder for the conversion of a percussion pistol to a cartridge pistol which requires no modification of nor permanent attachment to the frame of the pistol. The breech plate is non-rotatably mounted within the cylinder receiving area and includes a firing pin in proper relation to the cartridges loaded into the cylinder and the cylinder and breech plate are held within this receiving area through the normally provided cylinder pin. The breech plate is stationary and secured against rotation with respect to the cylinder and cylinder pin by, selectively providing, pins or locating flats to eliminate any frame modification or attachment to the frame. The cylinder is rotatable about the cylinder pin to sequentially position cartridges in firing location with regard to the breech plate carried firing pin and barrel of the pistol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Inventor: Walter J. Kirst
  • Patent number: 5992114
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing an insulated, poured concrete wall which will result, when the concrete is poured, in a wall having internal and external insulation, drywall or other surface preparation connecting areas which are continuous of and extending the entire or selected lengths of the wall and apparatus for the provision of windows into the wall. The apparatus includes a pair of U-shaped lower members attachable to foundation footings to establish the sides of the wall and receive insulating or other material panels, a plurality of H-shaped intermediate members to receive insulating or other material panels which form the pouring area, a pair of U-shaped top members capping the uppermost tier of insulating or other material panels which members may also be utilized to form window openings, a plurality of tie bars frictionally attachable to the H members which provide cross connectors betwen tiers of the panel sections and U-shaped, corner members for both the bottom and top of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventors: Ronald Dean Zelinsky, Duane Kent Godfredsen
  • Patent number: 5957470
    Abstract: A skate including a boot having a toe portion, a heel portion and a base. A frame is adapted to rotatedly mount a plurality of wheels to the base of the boot. The skate also includes pivot structure for allowing the toe portion and the heel portion of the boot to pivot, flex or hinge relative to each other without interference from the frame so as to enhance the comfort level of the boot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Inventor: David A. Powell
  • Patent number: 5947849
    Abstract: A positionable basketball backboard by which a basketball hoop may be positioned at predetermined, selected heights for playing the game. The unit includes standards which are mounted to a stationary support and slidable units received into the now stationary unit with guide means between the movable and stationary members which insures the non-racking movement of the shiftable backboard section. The guides include both bearings for simple sliding movement between the two units as well as axial or longitudinal guides. Both of the guiding elements serve to prevent racking during movement. The unit also includes positive stops to limit travel between the movable and stationary sections of the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Inventor: Linden Ellenbaum
  • Patent number: 5934381
    Abstract: A hazard response structure which includes a sensor mounting housing positioned over and against an aperture of an environmental enclosure to receive pressure from the enclosure and detonate a supply of suppression material to the enclosure upon an increase of pressure therein which is indicative of an impending explosion or fire. The housing is so shaped and the sensors thereof so located to eliminate the possibility of damage thereto or the accumulation of material thereabout to interfere with pressure transmission. At least three sensors are positioned in the housing and provided circuit logic requires a response from two of the three to initiate suppression material delivery to the enclosure. The sensors also provide for setting of operational thresholds without removal of the same from such housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Inventor: Theodore E. Larsen
  • Patent number: D442020
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: T & L Nifty Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Pierick
  • Patent number: D457753
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: T & L Nifty Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Tiemann
  • Patent number: D408007
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Inventor: James R. Lund
  • Patent number: D421822
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: T & L Nifty Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Rhonda D. Van Hale
  • Patent number: D431509
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Inventor: James R. Lund