Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Kenneth L. Tolar
  • Patent number: 7358849
    Abstract: A vehicle anti-theft system includes a microprocessor and associated radio frequency receiver/transmitter installed within a vehicle. The microprocessor is operably connected to the engine control unit and the existing security system. The vehicle transmitter continuously transmits an interrogating signal within a given transmission field. A remote unit includes a transmitter and a receiver that are in discrete communication with the vehicle receiver and transmitter whenever the remote is within the transmission field. If the remote is outside the transmission field and is therefore unresponsive to the interrogating signal, the microprocessor initiates various security measures such as locking doors, disabling the engine and arming the security system. When the remote carrier reenters the transmission field, the interrogating signal triggers an authorized, encoded response from the remote causing the microprocessor to reverse each of the security measures to prepare the vehicle for routine operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventor: Ruben E. Pesina
  • Patent number: 7341310
    Abstract: An office chair includes a base structure having a pan mounted thereon. A motor driven scissor lift is positioned on the pan that expands and contracts to raise and lower a chair member. A pair of buttons control the motor allowing a user to automatically raise and lower the chair member to a desired height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventor: Betty Ross
  • Patent number: 7317168
    Abstract: An interface module for interlinking a plurality of audio visual devices with a single video monitor includes a housing having an upper end with a plurality of sets of input jacks thereon, each set for coupling with a discrete audio visual device. An output cable extends from an opposing end of the housing that is connected to an input block on a video monitor. A switching mechanism establishes selective communication between the output cable and a select set of input jacks allowing a user to easily switch between multiple audiovisual devices without disconnecting or rerouting cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Inventor: Ralph Monserrat
  • Patent number: 7311820
    Abstract: A water distribution header for a swimming pool recirculation system includes a nozzle having an arcuate face with a plurality of dispensing apertures positioned thereon. The dispensing apertures are in fluid communication with an inlet having a ball joint thereon that is coupled with the filtering system return line. The ball joint allows the angle between the header and return line to be selectively varied to assure that the nozzle is directed toward the bottom surface of the pool. Accordingly, the nozzle directs multiple, radially projecting streams of water toward the bottom of the pool thereby propelling any large debris resting thereon toward the filtering system intake drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: C. Arthur Anderson
  • Patent number: 7311164
    Abstract: An illuminated scooter includes a platform having a pivotal, length-adjustable handlebar at a front end and a wheel at a back end. Mounted on the upper surface of the platform adjacent the wheel is a generator including a drive shaft with a roller at a distal end thereof. The generator is biased rearwardly whereby a rider can selectively move the roller into engagement with the scooter rear wheel. When the roller is moved into engagement with the rear wheel, the generator powers a plurality of LED's that are fastened to each of two side edges of the platform. An associated microprocessor selectively activates certain segments of the LED's according to the scooter speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Jon P. Kertes
  • Patent number: 7311024
    Abstract: A tool for assisting a user in removing machinery cutting blades includes an upper and a lower handle that operate and lock an upper movable jaw. A fixed jaw is secured to the lower handle. The upper movable jaw includes a prong for tightly engaging the top surface of a bolt, and a clamp member adjacent thereto for tightly engaging the upper surface of a machine blade. By manipulating the handles, a user can lock the upper jaw prong against the machine blade bolt allowing a user to remove a nut attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Donald D. Piel
  • Patent number: 7311353
    Abstract: An infant seat assembly includes a base member adapted to releasably support an accompanying infant seat member. The base member includes retractable wheels allowing the assembly to be used as a stroller. The infant seat member can be separated from the base member and used as an infant carrier. The infant seat member also includes wheels and an extendable handle allowing it to be used as a pull-style vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Dwight L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7305716
    Abstract: A medical gown includes separable portions that can be joined using color coded fasteners. The garment includes a pair of sleeve portions each having a separable seam extending from a neck opening to a distal end of the sleeve portion. Disposed along each of two opposing edges of the separable seam are a plurality of mating, color-coded fasteners allowing a medical worker to easily secure the garment about a patient. The garment also includes a back flap that wraps around to partially overlay a front surface of the garment, and which is likewise secured with color-coded fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Inventor: Harlan J. Richards
  • Patent number: 7299507
    Abstract: A protective harness for a motorcycle rider includes a back plate having an upper section hingedly attached to a lower section. Received within the upper section are an inflatable neck collar and a shoulder bladder. Received within the lower section is an inflatable rib cage bladder. If a rider is displaced from the motorcycle, a CO2 dispensing mechanism automatically inflates and deploys the bladders to encompass and protect the wearer's neck, rib cage and back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Inventors: Jeffery Hermoso, Prospero Jun San Juan, Ulysses Garces
  • Patent number: 7276157
    Abstract: A swimming pool strainer formed of a substantially U-shaped housing including an end panel with a pair of spaced side panels perpendicularly extending therefrom. Positioned between the side panels are a plurality of spacer dowels that enhance the structural integrity of the housing. An upper screen and a lower screen are secured to the upper and lower surfaces of the housing respectively. Free ends of the side panels are inserted into a swimming pool skimmer until a free edge of each screen abuts the swimming pool wall. Accordingly, the screens trap leaves and other large debris that would otherwise enter and damage a circulating filtering system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Inventor: Kenneth G. Woods
  • Patent number: 7255346
    Abstract: A game method and apparatus includes a substantially circular game board configured to resemble a galaxy. A circular metallic ring borders the game board. A plurality of magnetic lighted game pieces are moved about the board in an attempt to approach a target game piece in the center of the board. If a player's game piece magnetically adheres to another game piece, the player who caused the event loses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Inventor: Daniel J. Madock
  • Patent number: 7252290
    Abstract: A game method and apparatus includes an elongated game board having a platform attached to each of two ends. The game board pivots on a fulcrum in a seesaw type fashion. The game board can be adjustably attached to the fulcrum to compensate for the weight differential between players. Each player stands on a respective platform and alternates jumping up and down thereon in an attempt to displace the other player from his or her platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Inventor: Jack Kaselitz
  • Patent number: 7252104
    Abstract: A walking cane having an integral item retrieval means includes an elongated hollow shaft having a J-shaped handle member at an upper end. A lever is slidably positioned immediately beneath the handle member that is operably connected to a pivotal claw on the lower end of the shaft. Lifting the lever pivots the claw against the lower end of the shaft to trap an object therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Inventor: Gabe R. Anderwald
  • Patent number: 7240381
    Abstract: A combination window seat and bed includes a front section, an intermediate section and a rear section. The front and intermediate sections can be telescopically nested beneath the rear section to form a window seat when the device is not in use. Alternatively, the front and intermediate sections can be extended from the rear section to form a king size bed. Cushion panels may be positioned on the upper surface of each of the three sections to form a padded sleeping surface. The front section includes slidable drawers for storing linens and similar accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: Cynthia L. Hawse
  • Patent number: 7241196
    Abstract: A heated stuffed animal includes a head portion, a torso portion and a plurality of limbs. Embedded within the animal is a heater assembly including an encircling heating element extending from a battery casing that is accessible via a slit on the rear surface of the torso portion. The operating temperature and duration of the heater assembly can be selectively programmed with a pair of adjustable dials positioned on the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventors: Marion Nikliborc, legal representative, Stan Nikliborc, deceased
  • Patent number: 7226047
    Abstract: A welder's pipe clamp includes a pair of reciprocal handle members each having a pivotal jaw attached thereto. Each jaw includes a pipe clamping member pivotally attached to a distal end thereof. Each pipe clamping member includes upper and lower arcuate, pipe-engaging surfaces that maintain a pair of pipe sections in alignment for a welder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventor: Abel Beauchamp
  • Patent number: 7185935
    Abstract: A uniquely designed truck bed cover for securing cargo in a truck bed includes a lower section having a bottom wall with a pair of upstanding sidewalls extending therefrom. Formed on the bottom wall is an elongated groove configured to slidably receive a beam mounted on the bottom surface of the truck bed. On the exterior surface of each sidewall is a ball bearing. The device also includes an upper section having a top wall with a pair of sidewalls depending therefrom. Each sidewall includes an L-shaped channel formed on the interior surface thereof that receives one of the ball bearings on the lower section to cooperatively join the two sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventor: Ed Magarro
  • Patent number: 7181036
    Abstract: An angled microphone assembly for more conveniently mounting a microphone within confined spaces includes a head section, an intermediate adaptor section and a handle section. The adaptor section includes a vertical lower leg having an upper leg angularly extending therefrom. The angle between the central axis of the upper leg is approximately sixty degrees relative to the central axis of the lower leg. Accordingly, when the microphone assembly is mounted on a conventional stand, the head section extends obliquely while the handle section and accompanying cable vertically depend from the adaptor section thereby minimizing interference with surrounding objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Inventor: Steve Whitaker
  • Patent number: 7178925
    Abstract: A retractable mirror assembly for a tractor trailer includes a base component having a pair of arms and a motorized hydraulic cylinder mounted on the upper surface thereof. The arms are pivotally attached at a lower end to the base component and at an upper end to a mirror. The hydraulic cylinder includes an upper distal end that is pivotally attached to an outer edge of the mirror. A control panel within the vehicle passenger compartment activates the motor allowing a driver to automatically extend and retract the mirror between an operable and inoperable position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Inventor: Donald R. Tidwell
  • Patent number: D558059
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Rosalie Palacios