Patents Represented by Attorney Lewis Anten
  • Patent number: 7832108
    Abstract: A pencil sharpener includes a housing having an inner cavity for receiving at least a portion of a pencil therein. The pencil includes a center portion and an outer portion generally coaxial with the center portion. A sharpener is longitudinally slidable within the inner cavity. A mechanism provides a linear force to the sharpener to move the sharpener between open and closed ends of the housing. The linear force mechanism is disposed between the sharpener and the closed end of the housing. The engagement of the pencil and housing during sharpening of the pencil produces shavings from the center and outer portions of the pencil that are retained within the inner cavity. A combined longitudinal length of the housing and pencil in an engaged configuration remains approximately constant as the pencil decreases in length from use and/or sharpening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Leanna Sterios-Primiani
  • Patent number: 7404904
    Abstract: There is a method of capturing, removing or collecting the particulate matter from a fluid containing a toxic liquid reaction and particulate matter produced from the reaction. The method includes partly or completely disposing a screen into the toxic fluid. Mixing the toxic fluid allowing the particulate matter to contact the screen. Moving the screen to capture the particulate matter on the screen. Removing the particulate matter from the screen by washing or scraping. There is also a cleaning apparatus to capture, remove or collect particulate matter from a toxic fluid. A cleaning apparatus contains at least a screen and a structure securing the screen. The cleaning apparatus can optionally include a scraping or washing means, a drive means, a flow inducer and a housing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Inventor: Melvin Stanley
  • Patent number: 7296679
    Abstract: A multi-purpose insert designed to be used in conjunction with a conventional toy container or box for packaging, shipping and displaying a toy item. The insert includes a base piece, a cover piece and a holding piece, as well as a locking mechanism. The base piece has a main section with a raised platform and two end sections that are hingeably connected to the main section so that they can be folded up in a right angle relative to the main section. The insert also includes a cover piece which is placed over the toy item placed on the main section of the base piece, and a holder piece placed above the cover piece for keeping the two end sections in the upright position for retaining the toy item for packaging and shipping purposes. When the holding piece is removed, the two end sections of the base piece can be folded down for displaying the toy item on the raised platform of the main section of the base piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Funrise Toys, Ltd.
    Inventor: Terry Lam
  • Patent number: 7175045
    Abstract: The present invention provides an article-dispensing machine or a vending machine, which includes a main body, one or more tracks for holding articles, one or more selection elements for selecting at least one article and one or more dispenser-controlling assemblies for controlling the release of at least one article in response to the operation of the one or more selection elements. According to the present invention, the tracks slope downwards along a releasing direction relative to horizontal direction, and the bevel angle of the tracks to horizontal direction is configured to ensure at least one article thereon able to move downwards by gravity. The article-dispensing machine employs a pure mechanical dispenser system, and can achieve the function of dispensing articles without electric power supply, which broadens its applications and saves power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: The Helman Group, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gregg Bond
  • Patent number: 6149488
    Abstract: A toy water balloon dart system is disclosed comprising a dart tail that attaches to a water balloon before the water balloon dart is propelled over a distance for the amusement of children and adults.The toy water balloon, in one or more embodiments, also includes a pump for filling the balloon with fluid. The pump has a flexible housing with a reservoir with an inlet port and an outlet port. A first valve is associated with the inlet port to permit fluid to enter through the inlet port into the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Inventor: Harvey Stark
  • Patent number: 5896757
    Abstract: An article of jewelry is disclosed having a moveable member which may include a gem mounting for holding one or more gem stones in which the moveable member is associated in moveable relationship to the article of jewelry and is capable of moving freely when the article of jewelry is being worn. The travel of the moveable member is not impeded by the skin of the wearer, but travels freely within the tracks of the article of jewelry and the desired result of displaying gems in slideable and/or rotating relationship to an article of jewelry is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: T & T Jewelers, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Kharloubian
  • Patent number: 5887550
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved combined pet leash and flashlight comprising a mechanical dispensing and retracting cord for the purpose of tethering, restraining and controlling a pet during a walk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Anthony Harris Levine
    Inventors: Anthony H. Levine, Frank Thomas Brown
  • Patent number: 5888326
    Abstract: A decorative pin having a surface made of metal for displaying a high quality color photographic image having a high degree of image resolution reproduced directly onto a metal surface and a method for reproducing a high quality photographic image directly onto a metal surface are disclosed. The decorative pin of the present invention comprises a base member made of brass having an upper surface for displaying a photographic image that is reproduced directly onto the upper surface and a lower surface having means for removably attaching the decorative pin to a garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Inventors: Michael David Shillan, Alan Zoltie
  • Patent number: 5887461
    Abstract: A bicycle locking device is disclosed having a base that is securely mountable to a surface, such as a wall, a post, or a ceiling and a support arm connected at one end to the base and having a jaw-like fastener at its other end which cooperates with a jaw-like locking arm connected to the support arm for lockable attachment to a bicycle. The bicycle locking device is retractable for easy storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Inventor: George A. Heffley
  • Patent number: D507735
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Inventor: Richard A. Benaron
  • Patent number: D528844
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: The Helman Group, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gregg Bond
  • Patent number: D530377
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Inventors: Don Hart, Guy Hart
  • Patent number: D550562
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Funrise Toys, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gary Man Ying Yew
  • Patent number: D561983
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Inventor: Diana FitzGerald
  • Patent number: D563154
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: The Helman Group, Ltd
    Inventors: Scott Patrick Comstock, Kurt Joseph Comstock
  • Patent number: D615146
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventors: Alan Peter Zovar, Shelley Laner
  • Patent number: D617398
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Ja-Ru, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell Selevan
  • Patent number: D649654
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Anthony H. Levine
  • Patent number: D656319
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Papermates, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Cheuk Kye, Li Ying Feng
  • Patent number: D408229
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: S. Michael Nostrant & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Dong Jin Hong