Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Joseph N. Breaux
  • Patent number: 6807682
    Abstract: A knee pad assembly for protecting a knee of a worker installing tile, wood floors, etc. The knee pad assembly includes an outer knee pad structure, a knee cap support spring, and a resilient foam inner knee and shin pad structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Inventor: David E. Shircliff
  • Patent number: 6681839
    Abstract: A heat exchanger exchange-tube cleaning lance positioning system that includes a three axis cleaning lance positioning mechanism that is attachable to the end of a heat exchanger and that is controlled by a lance position computer controller that determines the locations of each of the openings of the exchange-tubes of the heat exchanger by analyzing an image signal generated by a camera mounted to the three axis cleaning lance positioning mechanism and then positions a connected exchange tube cleaning lance into and through each of the exchange-tube passageways to clean the exchange-tube passageways automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Inventor: Brent A. Balzer
  • Patent number: 6675986
    Abstract: A cold care bag system that includes a housing for holding tissues and the like that is provided with a mechanism for dispensing cold care bags from the roll; each cold care bag being impregnated with disinfectant material such that a user may use a tissue and dispose of the tissue by putting it in a disinfectant impregnated cold care bag, tearing the cold care bag from the roll, sealing the cold care bag, and throwing the sealed cold care bag into the garbage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Inventor: Karin L. Spencer
  • Patent number: 6666211
    Abstract: A nose bleed treatment device that includes a molded adhesive coated foam shell shaped to conform to the nose of a patient as well as a pair of tubular, open-cell foam nostril insert assemblies. The inner surface of the shell adjacent the nose is coated with a synthetic acrylic latex adhesive for temporary adhesion to the nose during use and has a peel-off cover positioned on the latex adhesive covered area during assembly. The nostril inserts are each formed from a hypo-allergenic material and have a semi-rigid tube maintaining an air passage there through in an open condition even when swollen with fluid during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventor: Wilnelsia A. Awoniyi
  • Patent number: 6665963
    Abstract: A clothing iron with detachable light assembly that includes a clothing iron assembly and a detachable light assembly secured to the forward end of the clothing iron assembly. The detachable light assembly being is shaped to seat into a light assembly mating recess of the clothing iron when the plug of the light assembly is inserted into the jack of the iron assembly. The light assembly has a number of high intensity bulbs spaced there along to direct high intensity illumination onto an item being ironed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventor: Jean M. Wright
  • Patent number: 6663339
    Abstract: A bucket shoe system for transporting smaller loader buckets within the loader bucket of a backhoe that includes a frame for holding the smaller buckets that is securable to the loader bucket using D-rings and which is provided with a number of slots for receiving the forks of a fork lift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Inventor: Daniel R. Woodruff
  • Patent number: 6648677
    Abstract: A wiring outlet assembly having a fixed wiring outlet and a moveable wiring outlet socket member adapted to seat within a cavity of the assembly and removably positionable from the cavity; the removable outlet socket member being electrically connected to an extension cord in electrical connection with the fixed wiring outlet and having a retraction system for retractably extending the wiring outlet socket member a desired distance so that a user may readily connect a connector plug of a device, such as a power plug or phone jack plug, without searching for an extension cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Inventor: Peter A. Boyd
  • Patent number: 6647907
    Abstract: An improved chain stitch sewing machine that includes a stitch skip mechanism that is activated by the sewing machine operator such that the operator may cause the sewing machine to skip stitches as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Inventor: George Long
  • Patent number: 6643869
    Abstract: A patient transfer platform that is used by the patient to lift himself/herself using his/her upper body strength to a supported position on a non-slip platform rollable on lockable wheels or casters which is then easily maneuvered about even when supporting the patient so that many partially disabled persons could remain in their homes with their families instead of being institutionalized. A method of transferring a patient that utilizes the patient transfer platform is also provided. The patient transfer platform includes a patient support deck assembly, a support frame having four frame legs secured to the patient support deck assembly and a rear trailing arm assembly secured to the patient support deck assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventors: Eldon J. Sloan, Jr., Ronald T. Sloan
  • Patent number: 6643884
    Abstract: A baby toothbrush that includes a piece of plastic molded to fit a baby's hand, with a circular brush head protruding from its base. The piece of plastic has an internal cavity formed therein that in one embodiment is filled with rattle beads and in another embodiment filled with a fluid and floating items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Wendy A. Everett
  • Patent number: 6638240
    Abstract: A surgical suction instrument that includes a handle, a surgical cavity insertion tube, and a suction tube attachment fitting. The suction tube attachment fitting is in connection with the surgical cavity insertion tube at a location below a mechanical connection of the surgical cavity insertion tube and the handle. In one embodiment, the surgical cavity insertion tube terminates at a lower suction tube tip end in multiple suction intake openings formed through the bottom and bottom side surfaces of the lower suction tube tip end and each in fluid communication with a tube passageway thereof. In another, the surgical suction instrument further includes a surgical cavity insertion tube adjustment mechanism in connection between the handle and the surgical cavity insertion tube to allow the user to adjust the position of the surgical cavity insertion tube with respect to the handle as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Inventor: Thomas M. Fassuliotis
  • Patent number: 6615508
    Abstract: A floor drying system that includes a housing have rollable wheels and a combination heater/blower mechanism for generating a heated air flow wherein ambient temperature air flow caused to enter the housing from the top, heated within the housing and forced to exit the housing through the four sides and bottom; the heated air exiting at angles directed toward the floor upon which the housing is supported; the top of the housing being provided with a caution strobe light which emits a strobe light action when the system is in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Inventor: Rosendo Valle
  • Patent number: 6609481
    Abstract: A game animal lift assembly for all terrain vehicles (ATVs) that is used to lift the carcass of a dead game animal from the ground up onto the carrying rack of an ATV. The game animal lift assembly includes a winch assembly having a flexible winch tether, a receiver hitch connecting assembly, a lifting mechanism horizontal support rod, two height adjustable vertical ground support bar assemblies, an adjustable length chassis support bar assembly, and a pivoting game animal lifting mechanism pivotally attached to the lifting mechanism horizontal support rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Inventor: Lane McCarty
  • Patent number: 6601737
    Abstract: A baby wipe/rash cream dispenser that allows the user to retrieve baby wipes and rash medication with one hand while using the other hand to maintain the safety of the baby. The baby wipe/rash cream dispenser comes in a first embodiment having a moisture tight seal and two compartments one for baby wipes and one for rash cream which are each accessible when the lid is open. The second embodiment includes a housing having a sealable lid compartment for baby wipes and a separate lid compartment for rash cream that is provided with a pump mechanism for allowing the user to pump the rash cream from the reservoir without the need for opening the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Inventor: Kimberly L. Sandler
  • Patent number: 6601537
    Abstract: A foal feeder area barrier for creating a foal feed area. The barrier includes a number of adjustable steel tubes that are configurable to connect to corner section of a stall, corral or the like while at the same time creating a gate entry way sized to allow foals through the barrier but which is sufficiently small to prevent full grown horses to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Inventor: Rick M. Davis
  • Patent number: 6598826
    Abstract: A vehicle tire hose guide device that includes a smooth molded plastic member having a curved tire receiving channel along one side and a smooth hose guide surface on an opposite side. The curved tire receiving channel has resilient arms extending outwardly therefrom for gripping the rim of a vehicle wheel assembly to hold the vehicle tire hose guide device in connection with the tire such that when an air or water hose is pulled around the vehicle, the smooth hose guide surface allows the hose to be smoothly pulled around the tire without becoming jammed between the tire and the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Inventor: Allan Therriault
  • Patent number: 6591764
    Abstract: A cover for covering a poker table drop box that includes a padded cover having cushioning along the edges and corners an which is securable to a drop box using a fast release securing mechanism such as magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Inventor: Ethan Dean
  • Patent number: 6587090
    Abstract: A stylus computer input device that includes an input mechanism that is secured to the finger tip pad of a user's index finger. In one embodiment, the computer input device includes a splint structure, a fingertip strap assembly attached to the tip end of the splint structure, two opposed switch button assemblies each extending from an opposed side center edge of the splint structure and having a switch button provided thereon, two winged rear support arms extending from opposed rear side edges of the splint assembly and shaped to extend back over a back portion of a user's hand; and an information input mechanism. Because the input device is secured to the finger with straps and winged support arms, the user does not have to grip the stylus input device with his/her fingers and is thus relieved of this strain to the fingers and hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Inventor: Eli D. Jarra
  • Patent number: 6554751
    Abstract: An exercise device that allows a user to specifically target exercise the buttocks and hip muscles without also targeting the thigh muscles. The device includes a frame, an adjustable user torso support assembly, and a slidable knee support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventor: Charlie S. Dannelly
  • Patent number: 6553935
    Abstract: A pet air bed that includes a plastic housing having a base portion and an elevated pet support portion hingedly connected to the base portion and having a number of air flow holes provided through pet support and/or pet adjacent surfaces thereof; a fan assembly being connected to the plastic housing in a manner such that air flow from the exterior of the plastic housing is generated into a cavity within the plastic housing in a manner to cause air to flow out through the air flow holes in the elevated pet support portion; the cavity formed within the plastic housing is provided for positioning cooling or heating elements such that the pet may have a temperature controlled pet bed; a forward section of the plastic housing including clips for holding a name tag or other pet identifying type of plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventor: Tim Penner