Patents Represented by Attorney Mark C. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8342129
    Abstract: A drawer-mounted feed bowl shelf to hold an animal's food or water bowl, adapted for mounting on the edges of the sidewalls of a cabinet drawer, or for mounting between the sidewalls of a drawer is disclosed. The first embodiment includes expandable mount means to permit mounting on or in drawers of various widths. The expandable mount means include two sections one above the other, the upper one moving laterally relative to the lower section. The second fixed-width embodiment can be either mounted permanently or removably on or fixedly in a cabinet drawer. A gasket that fits over and within the opening for the bowl adds friction to prevent bowl movement when present. This invention permits the feed bowl to be out of sight when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Judith A Harper
  • Patent number: 8342545
    Abstract: A forward moving powered cart configured to receive a bundle of roof decking sheets, and which cart rides on the each of three spaced adjacent trusses after being crane lifted onto the said roof trusses. The cart has two sets of spaced casters that ride on the 1st and 3rd truss, while a safety truck on the cart designed to prevent slippage from the two trusses upon which its two sets of casters ride, engages the middle truss of the three. Sheets are removed from the rear for placement and post installation, the cart is moved forwardly an incremental amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: John Leighton Mayo
  • Patent number: 8006786
    Abstract: A passenger standing platform for attachment to a mobility vehicle that provides improved support for the rider, increased weightload, and easy mountability and storage capability, The unit has a paddle shape platform base with 3 fully rotating caster assemblies attached to its underside in a triangular configuration and a non-skid mat attached to its obverse side. The platform base is hingedly attached to a mount plate that connects to the mobility vehicle, and is retained in a non-use generally vertical position off the ground by a pair of spaced coil springs attached at opposite ends to the mount plate and to the platform base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: Judi Chapman
  • Patent number: 7849943
    Abstract: A towing device for aiding in maneuvering a trailer prior to attachment to or subsequent to detachment from its towing vehicle comprises a frame and other components. A hydrostatic trans-axle is laterally mounted on one end of the frame, a pair of drive wheels is mounted on the hydrostatic trans-axle, a caster wheel is mounted on the other end of the frame and an internal combustion engine is mounted on the frame and coupled to the drive wheels. A main handle is linked to the hydrostatic trans-axle for guiding the towing device. A control handle is mounted on the main handle and coupled to the trans-axle for controlling the direction of movement and speed of movement of the towing device. A neutral bypass lever is provided for disconnecting the internal combustion engine from the drive wheels when so desired and a braking mechanism is provided for braking the towing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventor: Norm Ragland
  • Patent number: 7845501
    Abstract: A device to be mounted permanently or removably to the side wall of a rolling tool cart for the carrying of tools and other shop paraphernalia such as extension cords, solder rolls, masking tape, and hand tools. The device has a peripheral rectangular frame of four framing segments, which frame is integrated with and surrounds a forwardly raised portion with an inclined surround interposed there between. The panel has a series of rows and columns with ?-inch spaced bores for the conventional mounting of tools and other shop items. The top of the frame has a flange that fit over a lip of a rolling tool cart. Two legs, vertically adjustably mounted outside of the central portion on the side framing, each have a bottom flange to engage a downward depending edge of a tool cart side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: GMF Labs
    Inventors: Gary L Fosburg, Mark A. Fisher
  • Patent number: 7841637
    Abstract: A mounting kit for a truck rack for a 2005 and later Toyota Tacoma® and other trucks having composite truck beds, which mounting kit has a pair of mirror image front brackets attachable to the truck frame, a pair of mirror image rear brackets attachable to a rear vertical beam of the truck, and two side rails of a truck rack having mirror image attachment points for connection the each of the four in toto front and rear brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Truck Racks By Rack-It, Inc
    Inventors: Gary L. Jones, William De Masters
  • Patent number: 7767097
    Abstract: Water from coal bed methane production which is suitable for almost nothing, is ozonated in a reactor to oxidize the iron content from +2 to +3, that is from ferrous to ferric, and to oxidize the manganese content from +2 to +4. The water after such first treatment is run through a separation means and then through a rotating filter, and then subjected to capacitive deionization, to yield clean water, which is then treated further to adjust he sodium content to render the water suitable for domestic and agricultural purposes. Some of the produced water is run back through the capacitive deionization cells when no voltage is applied to clean the cells for the next voltage application cycle. Some of the water produced may also be run back through the separation means to help clean out the crud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Robert L. Campbell
  • Patent number: 7762749
    Abstract: A device to aid the user to drill a hole in the exact transverse center of an elongated object, such as the edge of a board to be joined by dowels. It has a single pivoted cross which expands and contracts in response to movement of a pair of spaced parallel channels that contain the cross. Channel movement is controlled by a clamp screw acting in conjunction with spring means urging the channels apart. The ends of the arms of the cross carry locator pins equidistantly spaced from the pivot axis, so that as the locator pins snugly retain both sides of the object to be drilled, the pivot axis is automatically centered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Inventor: George Kiezel
  • Patent number: 7681524
    Abstract: An apparatus for the recreational use of pets, which is durable, lightweight, made with a versatile construction that has replaceable components, and is aesthetically appealing. Several aspects are comprised such as a structural frame support, sleeping platforms, a basket area for storing items, a litter box storage area, and an open floor storage area. Doors may be added to enclose the floor storage area. A scratch pad may be optionally mounted onto the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Bobette Margaret Hudson
  • Patent number: 7481232
    Abstract: An umbrella having opposed moving hubs, one upper and one lower, to which is attached a series of spaced spars to the upper hub and a series of spaced ribs to the lower hub. The ribs are also connected one rib to one spar. An acme-threaded rod passes through an acme nut mounted on each hub, one left hand threaded and one right hand threaded, such that the rod, when connected to a drive shaft and gear motor, and actuated causes the hubs to move toward each other to close the umbrella and away from each other to open the umbrella. The umbrella is covered over by a canopy attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: American Holtzkraft, Inc
    Inventor: Phillip C. Apple
  • Patent number: D567672
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Inventor: Tzy Yang Sheu
  • Patent number: D586044
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Athena Brands, Inc
    Inventors: Troy D. Wilson, Xingrong Zhang, Jacky Zhang
  • Patent number: D599484
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Inventors: Babette B. Gray, Deborah J. Smith, Shilo Smith
  • Patent number: D603609
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Inventor: Dennis Reed
  • Patent number: D606132
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventor: Linda D. Ventriglia
  • Patent number: D607703
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Inventor: Marin D. Pagliari
  • Patent number: D608471
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventor: Dennis Brown
  • Patent number: D621591
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Kimberley Gloege
  • Patent number: D658410
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: James Geivett
  • Patent number: D658958
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Marin Pagliari