Patents Represented by Attorney L. A. Marsh
  • Patent number: 8235712
    Abstract: A device intended to assist in the accurate and controlled shrinkage of thermo-shrinkable container-jacketing material. Said device producing at least an elevated temperature in a heated processing zone. Heat energy available in said heated processing zone primarily derived from a first heat source, preferably pressurized steam. Said first heat source steam exhibiting preferred characteristics related to the controlled shrinking of thermo-shrinkable materials. A second heat source, other than steam, acting in cooperative relationship with said first heat source steam, delaying the decay of one or more preferred characteristics of said first heat source steam. Said first heat source steam, urging said heat-shrinkable materials to shrink, substantially conforming to receiving containers in a preferred manner along one or more axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Graham Louis Lewis
  • Patent number: 8218295
    Abstract: A watt-hour revenue socket block comprises at least three rising legs to allow the meter socket to step up or recess down depending on the orientation of the meter socket block. A cooperating meter socket enclosure has raised and lowered sections on the back wall to receive the rising legs to allow stepping up or recessing down of the meter socket. The meter socket has integral cap tracks to allow the cap to be moved to a position over the center of the meter socket block and be retained in that position by a tab while inserting the conductor in the lay in channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventors: Mark K. Shoemaker, Brandon L. Lackey, James E. Carr
  • Patent number: 8201893
    Abstract: A quick-change tool holder has an enlarged forward end, a rearwardly extending shank, and an axial bore extending through the enlarged forward end and the shank with the bore having a diameter sized to receive the shank of a cutting tool. A second blind hole extends into the side surface of the enlarged forward end. An extraction device, such as the shank of a worn tool, is inserted into the blind hole. Where the extraction device is a worn tool, the cutting end of the tool is hit with a hammer to remove the tool from a base block mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: The Sollami Company
    Inventor: Phillip A. Sollami
  • Patent number: 8176642
    Abstract: A linear gauging device when attached to a chain saw bar will facilitate in the accurate measurement and swift successive cutting of a log into pre-determined uniform lengths of firewood. A chainsaw attachment consisting of an elongated resilient rod having one end fitted with a stabilizing cup and a locking stud, when extended through a single bore in the chainsaw bar, allows the effortless attachment to any chain saw bar. The locking stud fitted with a bore to receive a modified cotter pin thus performing a failsafe means of attachment. The rod is extended perpendicular to the cutting plane and lengthwise to the log. The opposing end of the rod is fitted with a large disc, when firmly locked against the end of the log, will position the chain saw cutting bar in the exact location of the measured length of cut. In contrast to the fixed measured length of the gauging rod, a variable length rod can be manufactured consisting of two rods, a hollowed outer rod and a telescoping inter rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Ralph T. Clark
  • Patent number: 8157500
    Abstract: A device for determining the orientation of a fork on a forklift has an indicating rod adjustably attached to the fork assembly which passes through a electrical contact switch assembly mounted to the cylinder which in turn is rigidly attached to the cylinder of the piston assembly and is comprised of electrical contactors that are activated by the indicating rod that indicates to the forklift operator with an orientation of the forks relative to the wheel base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Shawn M. Husmann
  • Patent number: 8156987
    Abstract: A container labeling machine comprises a conveyor, a pressure sensitive label applying apparatus, a star wheel and at least one indexing mechanism, the conveyor supplying containers to the star wheel and taking away the containers upon release from the star wheel. The star wheel is fitted with rollers at the apices of points of the star wheel, the star wheel receiving containers between the rollers of adjacent apices. The label applying apparatus is adapted to apply the label to the container and rotate the container within the star wheel to adhere the label to the container. The indexing mechanism aligns the star wheel to present the container into a perpendicular relation with the label applying apparatus and retains the container in the perpendicular relation until the label is adhered to the container, the indexing mechanism releasing the star wheel allowing the container carrying the label to the conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Graham Louis Lewis
  • Patent number: 8093477
    Abstract: A tongue drum percussion instrument comprises a cylindrical shell, a circular tone plate and a plurality of fasteners. The cylindrical shell has a plurality of mounting posts extending from one edge surface. The circular tone plate is a flat metal plate provided with a plurality of tongues having a specific angle between the edges. The plurality of tongues are different in length and extend inwardly from an outer peripheral edge of the flat metal plate. The tongues are separated by radial slits and have mounting holes arranged at the ends of the slits. Different lengths of open space is created between oppositely facing end faces of the tongues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Jerry A. Twyford
  • Patent number: 8087268
    Abstract: A thread retained security bolt system has a bottom collar and a top collar, the bottom collar fixed to one element of an enclosure and the top collar affixed to a mating element of the enclosure. The top collar carries a minor part of a securing bolt bearing surface and the bottom collar carries a major part of the securing bolt bearing surface and when the mating element of the enclosure is brought into engagement with the one element of the enclosure, the minor part is aligned with and contiguous to the major part upon joinder of the top collar with the bottom collar. A bearing surface of a head of a bolt is then moved into engagement with the minor part and the major part to secure the one element to the mating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Durham Company, PMD
    Inventor: Alva Glen Pruitt
  • Patent number: 8083049
    Abstract: A backstop for stopping the movement of a product as it comes off a conveyor of a manufacturing line includes a motor connected by a linkage to a longitudinally moveable strike plate. The motor applies force to the strike plate in accordance with a predetermined curve to bring the product to a soft stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Machine Solutions Providers, Inc.
    Inventors: William Novak, Joseph Hilby, Michael Reichert
  • Patent number: 8069544
    Abstract: A retraction tool for removing the shank of a tool holder from a base block mounting includes an elongate threaded member having a hook threaded on one end thereof. The hook has a hook end for holding to the forward end of a tool holder. A hammer moveable along the length of the elongate member impacts against said stop for pulling said tool holder from said base block mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Phillip A. Sollami
  • Patent number: 8069131
    Abstract: An artificially intelligent or rule-based system to assist teams or groups become more effective by improving the communication process between members of the team or group. The system helps members share information, negotiate more effectively and make better group decisions. The system is designed to allow users to generate new interventions and rule sets which are then vetted by all users of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventors: Ray Anthony Luechtefeld, Daniel Remy Tauritz
  • Patent number: 8033553
    Abstract: A transportation device consisting of an elongate central member with a handle at one end, and a pair of wheels rotatably mounted on the other end. A first cross member is oriented generally perpendicular to the central member between the first two ends thereof and has a connector attached thereto for removably retaining an object to the first cross member. A yoke is moveably attached to the elongate member near the pair of wheels and a second cross member also having a connector thereon for removably retaining an object thereto is attached to the second cross member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventors: Angel M Feliciano, Jr., Thomas G Bryant, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8033020
    Abstract: A marinating machine rotates a drum containing the food to be marinated. The drum is positioned on a pair of rotatable shafts only one of which is drivingly engaged to a motor rotating the drum. The drum is rotated by a drive wheel that is mounted on the rotating shaft. The drive wheel is locked for rotation with the shaft by a set screw in a threaded bore extending into the wheel at an angle with the axis of rotation of the wheel, and with the nearest portion of the bore spaced from the axis of rotation to allow the threads of the set screw to cut into the surface of the rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: David C. Curtis
  • Patent number: 8025044
    Abstract: An apparatus for enhancing fuel mileage of internal combustion engine consists of a tube inserted into a fuel line between a fuel storage tank and the engine, the tube having a plurality of electrodes protruding into a fuel passage within the tube. The electrodes are provided with an electrical charge for imparting electrical charges to liquid fuel molecules flowing through the fuel passage of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: James Dwayne Hankins
  • Patent number: 8025078
    Abstract: A valve operating device includes a mounting for attachment to a vehicle and an elongate arm, the free end of which is only moveable in a plane parallel to the ground. The joints of the arm pivot around vertical axes and the arm is locked into a desired orientation by a brake at each joint. A valve turning machine is at the free end of the arm. The brakes are engaged and released by a control on the valve turning machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Scott Ferrar
  • Patent number: 8017087
    Abstract: An oxygenation device consists of a first vertically oriented tube having electrically conductive plates for forming oxygen by electrolysis. Above the plates is a pump formed by a second length of tube fitted within the first tube with a spacing between the walls of the first and second lengths of tubing thereby forming a cavity. Compressed air is admitted into the cavity. The second length of tubing has an open lower end for receiving air from the cavity. Air enters the second tube in belches that form large bubbles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Jerry Kellgren
  • Patent number: 7997423
    Abstract: A cooking oil container has a filter cup retained at the upper end thereof. The filter cup retains a planar circular filter at the lower end and a seal between the filter holder and the bottom of the filter cup prevents oil from overflowing around the circumference of the filter holder to avoid the filter. The filter cup is spaced from the inner walls of the container to allow air to escape from the bottom of the container. The top of the container has a grip ring and the inverted top is useable as a drip tray for the filter cup while oil is being poured out of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventors: David Goodman, John R. Howard, Robert W. Machacek
  • Patent number: 7972059
    Abstract: An X-ray cover for enveloping an X-ray cassette. The cover comprises a first sheet of non-plastic material and a second sheet of non-plastic material. The cover further comprises a cushion element integrally distributed throughout the first sheet and the second sheet wherein the first sheet and second sheet are sized and shaped to accept the X-ray cassette and wherein the cushion element is sized and shaped to cushion the patient's body part during an X-ray procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventor: Sherry Behle
  • Patent number: D655151
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas F. O'Doan
  • Patent number: D669025
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Boris Spektor