Patents Represented by Attorney Karl W. Flocks
  • Patent number: 5269032
    Abstract: A portable, readily assembled, easily upholstered and re-upholstered headboard of two posts or stiles, two inter-fitting rails which are readily assembled and locked to the posts or stiles without tools, and a muslin or a muslin-like covered cushioned panel having a backing rigid sheet provided with rail-engaging formations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Inventor: John Flocks
  • Patent number: 5244280
    Abstract: A flexible woven fabric bulk container made of four panels with vertical selvage sides, vertical warps and cut edges in the direction of the weft at the top and bottom, with diagonally extending interlocking hemmed corners with upper portions splayed or flared in a counter-clockwise direction and overlaid with inner and outer depending legs of inverted "U"-shaped loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Assignee: Megasack Corporation
    Inventors: Clavin M. Porter, Jack D. Pierce, Sidney Cawyer, Colin L. Talbot
  • Patent number: 5177917
    Abstract: Modular wall panel structure comprising panels having a supporting skeleton of stiles, rails, and mullions of substantially uniform hollow rectangular section and wherein each vertical margin of a panel includes two spaced stiles and wherein each panel includes two spaced bottom rails as well as a top rail and two spaced mullions extending vertically from the top rail to an uppermost bottom rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Inventor: Juan M. del Castillo Von Haucke
  • Patent number: 5121750
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for locating a catheter adjacent to a pacemaker node of the heart. The placement of a catheter tip just before SA heart pacemaker node is a common and desired procedure in medicine, with the most serious complication being its accidental advancement of the beyond this point placing its tip into the heart, with often fatal complications. The catheter tip location just before SA heart pacemaker node is desired because is most often the safest and optimal location. The catheter described in the present invention is placed by a physician within a patient's body circulatory vessel and advanced towards the heart SA pacemaker node, using traditional medical procedures. From the distal tip of the catheter the endogenous electrical activity from the SA pacemaker node of the heart is monitored and transmitted via at least one insulated transmission line located within the catheter to an electronic catheter monitoring system located outside the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Inventor: Jefferson Katims
  • Patent number: 5078714
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for guiding a physician in the placement of a probe in the body. The method of placement of a catheter or probe in the body through a multi-directional walled path departing from a straight line involving inserting an insulated catheter or probe with a distal uninsulated tip which is electronically connected in a circuit to an electronic catheter guidance system apparatus located outside the patients body which has a power source and a calibrated monitor. The catheter is advanced by a physician into an initial opening in said multi-directional path in a patient's body moving the tip of said catheter or probe forward along said path until the calibrated monitor displays that an obstruction has been met indicating a change in path direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Inventor: Jefferson Katims
  • Patent number: 5078678
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for locating a catheter adjacent to a pacemaker node of the heart. The placement of a catheter tip just before SA heart pacemaker node is a common and desired procedure in medicine, with the most serious complication being its accidental advancement of the beyond this point placing its tip into the heart, with often fatal complications. The catheter tip location just before SA heart pacemaker node is desired because is most often the safest and optimal location. The catheter described in the present invention is placed by a physician within a patients body circulatory vessel and advanced towards the heart SA pacemaker node, using traditional medical procedures. From the distal tip of the catheter the endogenous electrical activity from the SA pacemaker node of the heart is monitored and transmitted via at least one insulated transmission line located within the catheter to an electronic catheter monitoring system located outside the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Inventor: Jefferson Katims
  • Patent number: 5006048
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to an improved electrically-operated gear rotor pump mainly adapted for automobile fuel injection system; a dc motor in driving connection with the pump is housed together with the pump in a unitary housing. The driving shaft of the dc motor is in coupling engagement with the gear rotor pump by means of a floating coupling device having H-shaped longitudinal cross section. The terminal end of the dc motor shaft is defined in a rectangular form so that it can be properly fitted in the correspondingly shaped groove at one end of the coupling device. The other end of the coupling device is provided with a pair of symmetric semi-circular arms which are in registry with the identically shaped grooves axially extended through the wall of the inner rotor of the gear rotor pump with a fixed shaft, which is secured to the inlet end portion of the pump by interference fit with the inner rotor rotatably mounted thereon, located therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Assignee: Mingyen Electronics Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Yuh Jow
  • Patent number: 4942894
    Abstract: "A multi-purpose cartridge type handle assembly" utilizing a movable block wedged in a "U"-shaped bracket and urged by a spring to hold various adaptors fitted with special sanitary tools for flexible operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Inventor: Ming-Der Lai
  • Patent number: 4942685
    Abstract: The present disclosure is concerned with a photo frame with a hidden light illumination loop made of light transmitting material, a DC or AC-operated light source can provide necessary light delivered by the light illumination loop all around the frame and cast on the photo located within the frame. The light source is preferably made of LED bulb components. The frame includes a front cover having a central opening for the exposition of a located photograph, an intermediate light illumination loop and a supporting frame. The illumination loop is removably engaged with the supporting frame with the front cover attached to the flanges of the supporting frame and the illumination loop hidden behind the front cover without being noticed. The photo frame can be designed to have various shapes as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Assignee: New Fei Lien Ent. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ling-Yung Lin
  • Patent number: 4938776
    Abstract: Integrated prosthetic ankle and foot structure comprising an ankle portion of larger longitudinal dimension and smaller lateral dimension with a flexible and resilient ankle portion capable of both compression and expansion and a foot structure including a foot plate with a relatively thicker heel portion and a thinner grooved or kerfed toe part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Inventor: Robert A. Masinter
  • Patent number: 4934394
    Abstract: An umbrella comprising a staff, a canopy, and chords having their outer ends secured to the canopy margin and their inner ends slidable on the staff and being under the influence of a spring while the canopy is moved from folded position to open position and wherein the canopy is under tension when it is open and wherein the canopy, the chords, and a portion of the staff form a stabilizing triangular structure when the canopy is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Inventor: Terry Hermanson
  • Patent number: 4930264
    Abstract: The present disclosure is concerned with a grinding type polishing device equipped with a debris-intaking rotor which is disposed in the interior of the polishing device; and on the reverse side of the polishing plate are disposed a plurality of spaced arcuate blade protrusions. By way of the rotation of the polishing plate along with the main shaft, an air pressure differential is produced in the machine so as to permit the sucked debris produced in the grinding process to be moved continuously out of the grinding surface through the debris-intaking roller by centrifugal force via an outlet port. Thereby the debris will not interfere with the further polishing of the surface of the work object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Inventor: Kan-Chi Huang
  • Patent number: 4928465
    Abstract: Modular privacy screen assemblies having one or more panels and vertical consolidating or joining members of channel formation mated to the panels by side openings or slots on the panels extending outwardly and downwardly and engaging upwardly and outwardly extending supporting surfaces on said consolidating or joining members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Inventor: Juan M. Del Castillo Von Haucke
  • Patent number: 4903179
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to an indoor/outdoor light decoration asssembly operable by either AC or DC power source, including a number of light strings sealedly disposed in corresponding transparent tubular holders which are well guarded against rain or snow. The tubular holders are electrically associated in parallel; and a battery box having a pair of strings of female sockets connected to each other in parallel extended therefrom so that the male plugs disposed at the end of the light strings can be engaged therewith. The present article is provided with a pointed ground fixing member and a support base which is selectively engaged with the former so that the present light decoration assembly can also be placed in any indoor/outdoor places as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: New Feilien Ent. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ling-Yung Lin
  • Patent number: 4885664
    Abstract: A flexible thermoplastic sheath for a string of Christmas tree electric lights which is generally tubular and formed with a set cross sectional shape corresponding to the spiral of Archimedes so that when the ends of the section of the spiral are forced apart and then released the memory of the set sheath will come into play and the cross section will once again resume the shape of the spiral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Assignee: Mr. Christmas Incorporated
    Inventor: Terry Hermanson
  • Patent number: 4807539
    Abstract: Multiple station modular office furniture including a primary table top partitioned to be shared privately by four users and coordinated with two lateral table tops partitioned to be shared by said four users so that each user has a primary table portion and a lateral table portion, vertical panels assembled with said tops utilizing slots in said panels and tops to provide a balanced, stable, strong structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Inventor: Juan M. Del Castillo von Haucke
  • Patent number: 4610887
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for treating fermented juices by reversed osmosis in particular for increasing concentration thereof in organic substances. The fermented product is treated under a pressure of from 30 to 120 bars and a strong turbulency by passing it through at least one semi-permeable membrane having a high retention rate with respect to organic substances of molecular weights lower than 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1986
    Assignee: Institut National de Recherche Chimique Appliquee
    Inventors: Pierre Galzy, Guy Moulin, Richard Dick, Gerard Mavel
  • Patent number: 4608729
    Abstract: A lockable steering structure suitable for the front wheels of a baby cart for children including a grooved block slideable upon T shaped rails attached to both a support frame and a wheel mount so that in a locked position the block engages both rails, so locking the wheel mount to the support frame, and in an unlocked position the block engages only one rail. The block is secured in the unlocked position by a stud which is snap engageable with a recess on the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1986
    Inventor: Yung H. Huang
  • Patent number: 4604819
    Abstract: An imitation medal including a pair of plastic casing parts arranged together to give an appearance of a unitary medal having a pair of spaced apart outer faces which can be decorated or inscribed. An internal cavity is defined between the casing parts, and a weighted member is located within the cavity. The weighted member gives the medal an appreciable weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1986
    Assignee: Craigave Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: George E. Grey
  • Patent number: D324359
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Assignee: China Wiper Special Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Liang-Yuan Chen