Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Joseph F. Long
  • Patent number: 6595778
    Abstract: A kit containing an Instructor unit sized for presentation to a group and multiple Child training units both set up to allow students to visually model and relate addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in prinmry mathematics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Inventor: James M. Karabaic
  • Patent number: 6575842
    Abstract: A kit containing all the materials necessary to assemble a putting and chipping training unit that may be used in total darkness since a putting cup, golf balls, and direction labels for a golf club head are all equipped with phosphoric markings that glow in the dark for about eight hours before recharging is necessary by light exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventor: David Tidwell
  • Patent number: 6416464
    Abstract: Differing shaped fittings to retrofit an otoscope to use to inspect and remove foreign material from a nose or an ear depending upon need and fittings to allow use of foot pressure or finger pressure to vary internal pressure in the otoscope are provided within kits of differing makeups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Inventor: Peter Christopher Elliott
  • Patent number: 6223356
    Abstract: A foam type elevator base that may be purchased large enough to fit most commodes and that is easily cut with a sharp tool or a hot wire and that is given a finished look using a thin plastic cover fastened adhesively over the edge is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Inventor: John H. Corbin
  • Patent number: 6193987
    Abstract: A topical transdermal delivery system for lubricating and alleviating distressed skin conditions of the hands, and skin. It has as its constituents a mixture of organic safflower oil, flaxseed oil, tincture of benzoin, and organic beeswax blended in a cream-like base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Inventor: Marie Helena Harbeck
  • Patent number: 6193637
    Abstract: A series of open dumbbell shaped connectors, each with a male end and each with a female end, sized so that a male end may be snapped into a female end to form a series that may be connected at each to a handle, with the series having sufficient resistance to movement of the handles that forearms and wrists may be reasonably exercised to develop and maintain muscle tone by a user twisting and coiling the series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Inventor: John H. Corbin
  • Patent number: 6170825
    Abstract: Dual hexagon shaped playing fields composed of smaller hexagons of two different colors vertically separated for visibility with each player starting with the same number of three different shaped playing pieces with each piece being limited differently in movement and capture capability with such limitations designed to make each piece of approximately the same worth to a player in his effort to capture the opponent's pieces and conscript the captured pieces for his use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Inventor: Marty Lynn Pflum
  • Patent number: 6131324
    Abstract: A dual stage trigger assembly including a spring loaded hammer, a spring loaded trigger, a disconnect lever, a torsion spring adjustment plate, springs, and user available adjustment screws whereby a sear face of the trigger fully engages a notch in the hammer in cocked position; whereby a user available adjustment screw, without disturbing the assembly, allows a user to adjust a screw in a first end of the disconnect lever to adjust second stage trigger travel to set the length of engagement of the trigger sear with the hammer notch. At this point a contact face of the disconnect lever contacts a tang on the hammer and a user available adjustment screw in a second end of the disconnect lever compressing a spring held in the trigger adjusts trigger pressure needed to complete the second stage trigger pull after the contact face on the disconnect lever contacts the hammer tang.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Inventor: Arnold W. Jewell
  • Patent number: 6113142
    Abstract: A protective cover over the surface of machinery such as an automobile or airplane protects the vehicle from both rain and hail with dish shaped individual units fastened to a heavy cloth with the dish shaped individual units preventing direct impact and spreading the glancing impact so as to prevent damage from even large hailstones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Inventor: Anthony Tolbert
  • Patent number: 6001059
    Abstract: An otoscope retrofit speculum extension with a sidearm thereon connectable to a vacuum source to pull a vacuum in the interior of said retrofit extension to pull and to hold a foreign body against an end of said extension to allow removal of foreign bodies from an ear or a nose by removal of the otoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Inventor: Peter Christopher Elliott
  • Patent number: 5975638
    Abstract: A dual unit to gently and user adjustably support a user's head from slumping either too much forward or too much to either side while allowing proper air circulation for user comfort when the user is in an upright position with the unit releaseably held to a chair back is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Inventor: Kevin E. Schreiner
  • Patent number: 5970877
    Abstract: A coating for a gun propellant powder wherein the graphite commonly used to coat a gun propellant powder is totally or partially replaced with molybdenum disulfide in an amount equal to or less than five tenths percent by weight of the propellant powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventor: Jerry Hensler
  • Patent number: 5951524
    Abstract: A transparent flat circular rigid plate a minimum of three inches in diameter with a minimum of four holes clustered around a central point and sized to closely fit vacutainer tubes with hole cover plates rotatably installed to cover any unused holes. With one or more vacutainer tubes installed the tubes may be held firmly in one hand underneath the plate thereby enabling a user to insert a hypodermic needle to fill a vacutainer tube and remove the hypodermic needle without lifting the vacutainer tube so as to be able to fill all installed vacutainer tubes safely and with minimum effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Inventor: Oscar Enriquez
  • Patent number: 5938590
    Abstract: A removable Tee piece to allow connecting to a vacuum source to pull a vacuum in the interior of an otoscope and to allow finger pressure control of the interior vacuum and a plastic foreign body remover extension of the speculum holder of the otoscope allows insertion of the otoscope for removal of foreign bodies from an ear or a nose by using the vacuum to pull and hold a foreign body against the extension as the otoscope is withdrawn. A speculum holder modified to prevent the speculum from making a seal with the outer ear and differing embodiments of the foreign body remover extension are shown. In all instances the retrofitted unit is prevented from making an outer ear seal. Removal of the Tee piece and extension of the speculum holder retrofit units allows the normal use of the otoscope for an ear inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Inventor: Peter Christopher Elliott
  • Patent number: 5934658
    Abstract: Dual posts mounted to a base with a support bar with a winch on one end fastened at right angles to the rearward side of the dual posts and a non stretchable belt fastened at a beginning end to one of the posts and pulled around the cylinder to be immobilized into a winch thereby allowing the cylinder to be held immobile by the force of the belt pushing the cylinder against the posts when the winch is tightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Inventors: Gordon F. Rydell, Todd G. Rydell
  • Patent number: 5928050
    Abstract: A finger pressure sculptural and remakable toy comprising a stretchable container such as latex partially filled with an edible or non harmful shape retaining substance with the container having surface properties to allow marking on the surface with a normal colored marker and allowing adhesive connection of various accessories such as eyes, ears, tails etc, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventors: Mary J. Bombach, John Bombach
  • Patent number: 5926441
    Abstract: A Microprocessor controlled timer particularly adapted for control of an animal feeder with a display of program items and with user settable feeding times and duration of such feeding times based upon the microprocessor calculated sunrise and sunset times with a selector switch and a change switch and display of program items allowing user reprogramming of the timer; the timer being broadly usable for activation of electrical equipment when desirable activation is at times relative to sunrise and sunset and also being usable for activation of electrical equipment according to normal clock time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Specialty Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert G. Zinsmeyer, Donald E. Carroll
  • Patent number: 5913508
    Abstract: A group of posts, rails, right and left side L shaped post to rail connectors, base plates, and toeboard holding plates to allow temporary or permanent installation of a safety guard rail system with two or more guard rails that may be used as a guard rail on stairways or on flat surfaces. Installation may be by one man using only tools necessary to fasten base plates to a surface. The same group of parts can be used to form rectangular, square, or odd shaped scaffolds with or without toe board holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Sure Step Gaurdrail Assembly, L. P.
    Inventor: Richard Eades
  • Patent number: 5878595
    Abstract: A continuously operable portable icemaker charged with an ammonia solution and pressured to about 450 pounds per square inch with hydrogen and powered with a source of heat to cause percolation of the ammonia solution acts to freeze water charged into a removable refillable cylindrical vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Inventor: Anthony S. Wagner
  • Patent number: D412752
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Inventor: David C. Forbes