Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Kimberly A. Chasteen, Esq.
  • Patent number: 6665887
    Abstract: A portable spittoon is a sanitary, discrete method for disposing of tobacco juice or other secretions. The spittoon includes a container (26) and a lid (14). The lid (14) includes an opening (30) into which the secretions are placed and a funnel portion (32) for transferring the secretions into the container (26) when actuated and sealing the funnel when not actuated. The seal and funnel design act to minimize the risk of spillage from the container. The container can further include a window (28) such that the user can monitor the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventor: Nhan S. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 6446328
    Abstract: This invention is a specialized tool to install bearing cups on trucks and other large vehicles. Typically, conventional means to install bearing cups would be to use a device that includes striking the device with a hammer. Such an installation tool could damage the trucks wheel hub or the bearing cup. Other means exist utilizing complex, hard to use, mechanical devices. This invention is a simple, non-impact type bearing cup installation tool utilizing a rod, specialized cap tools, and a wrench. With just a few simple turns, the bearing cups are installed effortlessly and safely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: R&F Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Fred Heflin
  • Patent number: 6423036
    Abstract: A port for anchoring a cannula is provided. The port consists of a sealing cap removably attached to a threaded cone top. The threaded cone top is threaded onto a cone section from which a plurality of arms extend. The arms include a system for retaining a thread such as a suture. For use in laparoscopic surgery, a cannula is inserted into the port, the port is secured to the cannula and the cannula/port assembly is secured to the surgical site using sutures and a suture retaining system on the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Gibbons Surgical Corporation
    Inventor: James Van Huizen
  • Patent number: D464473
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: Nhan S. Nguyen