Patents Represented by Attorney John B. Dickman, III
  • Patent number: 6834609
    Abstract: A pivotally mounted rack removably attached to the hull of a boat and adapted to be rotated to various positions inside and outside the boat hull as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Inventor: Ray Allen Cannon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6732737
    Abstract: This invention sets forth a protective device for the lips of a person who may be exposed to the sun, wind or a tanning bed and the like, in their jobs or in relaxing at the seashore, boating, sunbathing and the like, and is inexpensive, easy to apply and remove and can be carried in a pocket or purse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Inventor: Charles B. Brown
  • Patent number: 6322075
    Abstract: A Blackjack-type card game where each player receives a four playing card array arranged in a square, with two of the cards face-up and two face down. Wagers are made on at least one and at most three of the six possible different two-cards of the array, betting against the dealer's hand. A dealer's hand consists of two cards, one card face-up and one card face-down. The dealer's play is governed by traditional Blackjack rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Inventor: Ann DeFranco
  • Patent number: 6312349
    Abstract: A training aid and method for basketball and other sports having a large hoop or “halo” supported on a vertical post for adjustment. The vertical post is mounted on a T-shaped base which supports the large hoop in such a way that a player can take shots through the hoop without contacting the base. Training a player to properly shoot a basketball begins with teaching the proper method of holding the ball over the player's head and using the legs for a small, quick jump. Using the shot training aid, the player jumps and takes a shot with a high arc at the goal. With other sports, the angle and height of the device can be adjusted as desired, but the dominant feature in the invention is that proficiency in all sports requiring projectiles to be accurately impelled toward a target can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Inventor: T. Sanford Roberts
  • Patent number: 6085711
    Abstract: A model airplane starter motor mount for supporting the motor having a slidable glider platform movable on a stationary base to start a model airplane when the propeller spinner is pressed against the rubber clutch bushing on the motor. Roller bearings are positioned between the glider platform and the stationary base for sliding the glider platform. There is an acutuator attached to the stationary base at one end and to the glider platform to flex the actuator on the glider platform, and actuate a switch on the starter motor to start the starter motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Inventor: Barry E. Gerst
  • Patent number: 6056298
    Abstract: A keyless chuck having an outer chuck with spaced grooves, an inner chuck and chuck jaws, where the keyless chuck is mounted on an output shaft of a drill motor. A sleeve locking device mounted between the outer chuck and the drill motor housing, where the sleeve locking device has spaced inner teeth to engage the spaced grooves of the outer chuck to lock the outer chuck stationary, allowing the inner chuck to rotate and opening or closing the chuck jaws to install and remove drill bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Inventor: Fred G. Williams
  • Patent number: 5988190
    Abstract: A cleaning device for cleaning bearings, jewelry, brushes and various parts including a container having a rim, a container seal ledge resting on the container rim forming a fluid seal between the container rim and the container seal lodge, this is a way of supporting a screen a distance from the container bottom including a riser and a cap plug to seal the container while it is being agitated. In one embodiment the riser supports a screen which wedges against the container wall to hold the screen in place. Another embodiment has a frusto conical tube which holds the screen in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Inventor: Michael Borges
  • Patent number: 5975901
    Abstract: A combination toothpick holder and toothpick which is formed of a tube having cylindrical openings in which a plurality of toothpick ends are inserted, stored and used. The toothpick holder inside diameter is such to frictionally grip the toothpick ends and hold them in place both in the holder and in the ready to use position. The toothpick ends are made of a reusable plastic material and are provided with pointed ends especially configured for cleaning teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Inventor: Joseph H. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 5913679
    Abstract: A ligature tool for applying elastic ligatures onto an orthodontic bracket without patient discomfort by automatically picking up one ligature at a time, expanding it over a tip and snapping it onto a bracket, without pressing against the bracket. The ligature tool has a ligature tip that is pre-loaded with a stack of ligatures where the ligature tip is replaceable with tips having larger or smaller ligatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Inventor: John W. Hirschfeld
  • Patent number: 5857417
    Abstract: A coin vault assembly for a self service air machine for gasoline stations. The coin vault assembly is part of a vertical base of the air machine. There is a recess in the vertical base which houses the coin vault assembly at a depth which can not be actively tampered by hacksaw, chisel, etc. The coin vault assembly has a rectangular shape with an open end covered by a pivoted removable door that pivots in a slot in the coin vault. There is a lock extension which passes thorough a slot in the door to receive a padlock. A crescent shaped lock protector further protects the lock from tampering or forced action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Inventor: Arthur T. Hart
  • Patent number: 5847492
    Abstract: A spark plug having the electrodes composed of twisted stainless steel wire with their spark gap ends frayed so as to give more spark contacting area, reduce heat and eliminate wear on the electrodes, thus giving a stronger, more efficient spark and more efficient combustion of the fuel-air mixture in the cylinders. A sealing means is also incorporated in the interior of the plug to prevent escape of any combustion products. The frayed ends will vibrate during the firing cycle, which will shake off any carbon which may tend to accumulate on them. A modification shows the ends of the wires not frayed but solid and clean cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Inventor: Alfred A. Frantello
  • Patent number: 5771783
    Abstract: A cookware lid having a where the handle supports a thermometer having a meat probe and an aperture to cause a whistling sound to warn that the internal temperature of a container has reached 180 degrees, eliminating possible carcinogens, e. Coli bacterium, salmonella and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Inventor: Tom Uss
  • Patent number: 5669714
    Abstract: A spark plug temperature sensor adaptor which is removably attached to a spark plug to provide a temperature reading of conditions in an internal combustion engine cylinder. The temperature sensor adaptor has a hollow cylindrical shape with a hexangular cross-section to mate with the hexangular shape of a spark plug and a thermocouple to sense the temperature of a spark plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Inventor: Edward Runne
  • Patent number: 5594193
    Abstract: A vehicle window shield of a projectile resistant plastic material having upper and lower supports to mount the window shield in the window opening of a vehicle door. The upper supports adjust to engage the window channel of the door and the lower supports have hook shaped ends which engage slots in the door sill that within which the window reciprocates. The hook shaped end prevents the window shield from being removed without tilting it to one side, even if the upper supports are disengaged from the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Inventor: Ronald J. Sheridan
  • Patent number: 5549150
    Abstract: A porch enclosure system for enclosing a porch having a framework including a pair of side members with vertical parallel slots, a top member for housing a motor mechanism and storing a plurality of glass panels and a bottom member for receiving a reciprocating shuttle. The plurality of glass panels each having a weatherseal either on the top edge of the preferred embodiment or on the lower edge on a second embodiment and slot engaging side edges. The motor mechanism is connected to the reciprocating shuttle by cables to raise and lower the shuttle. The shuttle carries the glass panels up and down in the slots where each panel is stopped by a pair of removable stops in each slot in a relationship to create an enclosure. The bottom member and side member slots cooperate to remove all or individual glass panels. The bottom member has a removable panel and the slotted side members have unslotted areas where glass panels are quickly and easily removed by removing the stops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Inventor: Fred G. Williams
  • Patent number: 5549178
    Abstract: An oil collecting mat for collecting oil drippings from a motor vehicle. The mat has a bottom with upstanding side walls coated with an oil and water proofing agent, and a plurality of sheets of corrugated cardboard stacked on end to absorb oil. In one embodiment the sheets of corrugated cardboard are rolled into cylinders and glued to the bottom portion. In another embodiment the sheets of corrugated cardboard alternate with sheets of foam sponge, which includes plastic foam or rubber foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Inventor: Gary R. Yuhas
  • Patent number: 5546771
    Abstract: A conversion kit for converting a clothes washer to a dishwasher by removing the agitator and installing a dish holding basket and a plurality of horizontal dividers with fingers to support dishware. A plurality of vertical dividers are inserted between the individual dishware pieces to prevent damage thereto. A hot air drier structure is mounted in the washer to dry the dishes when the clothes washer is used as a dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Inventor: George D. Bonar
  • Patent number: 5533778
    Abstract: A window shield including a transparent projectile resistant panel mounted on the inside of a vehicle door frame covering the window opening, and a removable bracket support connected to the panel. An additional panel can be fastened by snaps to the bracket support to protect the lower portion of a driver's body if necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Inventor: Ronald J. Sheridan
  • Patent number: D463723
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Inventor: Arthur Fred Sigueiros
  • Patent number: D427376
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Inventor: Sylvester Scott