Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Mark E. Wiemelt
  • Patent number: 8291841
    Abstract: A portable, lightweight collapsible motorcycle stand and method of use is presented. The motorcycle stand comprises a platform, two support members rotatably affixed to opposite outer edges of the platform, and a shelf for storing tools and the like. The shelf reversible affixes to cross bars located on the two support members. The shelf is removable, thereby enabling collapsing of the motorcycle stand. The shelf is secure to the collapsed stand via shelf hooks and the entire apparatus is lock into a collapsed position through use of a cross bar hook. Alternate embodiments and their method of use are provided as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventors: José Ricardo Gonçalves Correia de Castro, Sérgio Bruno de Oliveira Tavares
  • Patent number: 7963543
    Abstract: A fully adjustable safety chain assembly comprising at least one trailer mounted safety chain adjusting box, at least one vehicle mounted safety chain adjusting box, and a safety chain having a first free end and a second free end. A slot in each of the at least one trailer mounted safety chain adjusting box and at least one vehicle mounted safety chain adjusting box enables the safety chain first free end and second free end, respectively, to be reversible affixed at a selected position, thereby holding the safety chain at a desired length. A locking mechanism secures the safety chain in place to prevent it from dislodging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: John Green
  • Patent number: 7383623
    Abstract: A vent connection assembly for use in the installation of a vent on an exterior wall of a building and interconnection with a conduit in the interior of the building, including a first plate having a diameter smaller than the diameter of the vent, a second plate having a diameter smaller than the diameter of the vent, a deformable member defining a periphery, the deformable member having a diameter smaller than the diameter of the vent and being positioned between the first plate and the second plate, and a mechanism for drawing said first plate and said second plate together after said deformable member has been inserted into the vent, thereby deforming said deformable member and extending said deformable member radially to frictionally engage the vent. A method of installing a vent on an exterior wall of a building and connecting the vent to conduit within the interior of a building using the vent connection assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Inventor: Pawel R. Kozik
  • Patent number: 7267155
    Abstract: A tire working tool is presented which comprises a lever arm including a first working end adapted to work a clevis and a second working end adapted to work a second tire bead. The first working end preferably extends generally axially from the lever arm and includes a plurality of indentations catch points for working the clevis. The clevis comprises two freely moving wing members that protrude at a predetermined distance with respect to the sides of the clevis and are adapted to retain a tire bead, a tire bead working member for sliding the tire bead onto the clevis, a wheel fulcrum member that provides an additional leverage point as the tire bead is worked over the wheel rim flange, and an aperture to receive the first working end. The second working end includes a notch member and removable insert for use in working tire rims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Inventor: Richard W. Brahler, II
  • Patent number: 7263940
    Abstract: A float structure having a mainframe and pontoons is described. The mainframe includes floor support beams transversely attached to pontoon connector beams. The pontoon connector beams are operatively connected to the pontoons such that there are no weak points in the mainframe. A motor mount is removably mounted to the connector beams and is adjustable to accommodate various lengths of motor shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Inventors: Lloyd Yetter, Roger Yetter
  • Patent number: 7231878
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a linear steering truck apparatus comprising a bolster member having two ends, the bolster being located along the transverse axis extending generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, generally located between and parallel to the transversely extending axles, a linear steering truck attachable to the car body, a plurality of pedestals, a pedestal engaged to an axle bearing, the axle bearing being rotationally engaged to one end of a transversely extending axle, and at least one pedestal being movably attached to at least one other pedestal situated in the same plane along the longitudinal axis, and rack and pinion steering components, where the geometry of pivot points from one axle to the bolster form a trapezoid and the geometry of pivot points from another axle to the bolster form a parallelogram, the pedestals being pivotably connected so that a lateral force at one axle is reacted by the other axle, wherein the car body mass acts as a pendulum mass restor
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Active Steering, LLC
    Inventor: Paul S. Wike
  • Patent number: 7096795
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a linear steering truck apparatus comprising a bolster member having two ends, the bolster being located along the transverse axis extending generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, generally located between and parallel to the transversely extending axles, a linear steering truck attachable to the car body, a plurality of pedestals, a pedestal engaged to an axle bearing, the axle bearing being rotationally engaged to one end of a transversely extending axle, and at least one pedestal being movably attached to at least one other pedestal situated in the same plane along the longitudinal axis, and rack and pinion steering components, where the geometry of pivot points from one axle to the bolster form a trapezoid and the geometry of pivot points from another axle to the bolster form a parallelogram, the pedestals being pivotably connected so that a lateral force at one axle is reacted by the other axle, wherein the car body mass acts as a pendulum mass restor
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Active Steering, LLC
    Inventor: Paul S. Wike
  • Patent number: 7017642
    Abstract: A portable device for seating the beads of a tubeless tire and rim assembly, the device including an air tank containing pressurized air, the air tank being mounted substantially within a bracket, the bracket having a surface for supportably receiving the tire and rim assembly, a means for directing the pressurized air between a bead of the tire and the rim, and a positioning member which selectively stores the means for directing the pressurized air between a bead of the tire and the rim during seating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Inventor: Richard W. Brahler, II
  • Patent number: 7008012
    Abstract: A conveniently removable bicycle seat with interior storage space that converts into a carrying case is disclosed. The bicycle seat is comprised of upper and lower support members which are attached to a hinged plate in a clamshell design. The bicycle seat is removably attached to a bicycle frame with an attachment means in the underside of the lower support member. When removed from the bicycle frame, the bicycle seat acts as a carrying case for the storage and transport of various personal items. The upper and lower support members may be removed from the hinged plate and interchanged with other support members of varying shapes, sizes and designs to suit the physical and aesthetic needs of the bicyclist. The seat includes an indentation in the front center region of the seat to alleviate any potential pressure on the genitalia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventor: Thomas Chang
  • Patent number: 7000667
    Abstract: A portable device for seating the beads of a tubeless tire and rim assembly, the device including an air tank containing pressurized air, the air tank being mounted substantially within a bracket, the bracket having a surface for supportably receiving the tire and rim assembly, and a means for directing the pressurized air between a bead of the tire and the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Richard W. Brahler, II
  • Patent number: 6564848
    Abstract: A tire tool for facilitating the removal of a tire from a wheel rim having multiple radially spaced stud holes. The tire tool comprises a main body portion with two threaded bores at opposite ends of the main body portion. Secured to a first threaded bore of the main body portion is a means for driving the first end of the main body portion in a downward direction. The driving means is adapted to rest on the inner edge of a tire. Secured to the second threaded bore of the main body portion is a means for releasably securing the main body portion to the plurality of stud holes of the rim. The tire removal is accomplished by the downward driving force which causes the bead of the tire to break from the rim of the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Gaither Tool Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard W. Brahler, II, Larry D. Renaker
  • Patent number: 6533323
    Abstract: A quarter fender (10) is adapted to mount on a tractor (12) comprising an arcuate top panel (20), a bottom panel (22) that is wider than the top panel (20), and an attachment member (24); the top panel (20) being connected to the bottom panel (22) and secured at its convex back side (36) to the attachment member (24) such that the concave front side (34) of the top panel (20) is facing the front wheel (16) of the tractor (12); the attachment member (24) is further mounted to a step portion (68) of the tractor (12). The quarter fender (10) of the present invention prevents mud, debris and hard objects from being thrown upward and backward to soil or damage the cab (18) and tractor body (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Inventor: Scott D. Weaver
  • Patent number: 6467955
    Abstract: This invention relates to improvements in bulk containers, and more particularly to seamless tubular fabric bulk containers for facilitating the transport of milk powder for human consumption, or any other flowable powders or grains, including animal feed or grain, from a commercial manufacturer or grain silo to the farm and for facilitating the feeding of farm animals. The improved bulk container comprising a top, a bottom, and a plurality of sides comprising, a seamless vertical member, said vertical member being elongated, said vertical member having a first and a second end, said first end of the vertical member being affixed to the top of the bulk container and the second end of the vertical member being affixed to the bottom of the bulk container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Inventor: Jong H. Kim
  • Patent number: 6428101
    Abstract: The present invention is for a suspended furniture apparatus 10 for use as a table or a chair. The novel furniture apparatus 10 comprises a generally horizontal and substantially planar surface 12 having a front portion 18, a rear portion 20, a left side 24, a right side 22 and edges 26a-26d thereabout; and means 14 for suspending the planar surface 12 in a stationary position, wherein the suspending means 14 is secured to the planar surface 12. The suspending means 14 is fixed at a point 30 above and at least one point 32 below the planar surface 12. The planar surface 12 is suspended solely by suspending means 14 which are in tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Inventor: Robert Bernstein
  • Patent number: 6428178
    Abstract: A combination lighting device 10 adapted for use inside a carved pumpkin 11, as a necklace 38 and on an article of clothing 13 that comprises a front housing 12 that allows light to pass therethrough, a stem portion 14 having an aperture 34 and being attached to a top edge of the front housing 12 so that a piece of string 36 may pass horizontally through the aperture 34 for use as a necklace 38, a back panel 16 being sized to removably engage an inner side 40 of the back panel 16 with an inner side 32 of the front housing 12, means 18 for lighting the front housing 12, means 20 for powering the lighting means 18, means 22 for activating the lighting means 18, and means 24 for removably securing the lighting device 10 within the pumpkin 11 and to the article of clothing 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Inventor: Robert S. Rubin
  • Patent number: 6341874
    Abstract: This invention is for a novel combination safety strobe device 10 adapted for use on a pet collar 30, a backpack 32, a key chain 34 an article of clothing 36, the combination safety strobe device 10 comprising a housing 12 having a circular opening 46 at a top end 48 and an inner cavity 50 therein, the housing 12 allowing light to pass therethrough; a neck portion 14 having a top end 52, a bottom end 54 and a passageway 56 the bottom end 54 being sized to match the opening 46 of the housing 12 and being attached thereto; a cylindrical casing 16 having an open end 58 and a closed end 60, the cylindrical casing 16 being fitted within the housing 12 through the neck portion 14, the closed end 60 of the cylindrical casing 16 being positioned within the inner cavity 50 of the housing 12, the open end 58 of the cylindrical casing 16 being flush with the bottom end 54 of the neck portion 14 to provide a continuous passageway 56 therebetween; means 18 for lighting the housing 12, the lighting means 18 being secured w
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Inventor: Robert S. Rubin
  • Patent number: 6308541
    Abstract: A zipper locking device (10) for securing a double-slider zipper (14) comprising a housing (18), a base (16), a vertically extending member (20), a pivoting arm (22), a pair of compressible pads (26), a stabilizer (24), and a means for locking (34) the device (10). The vertically extending member (20) extends from the base (16) and projects in the upwardly direction through an aperture (54) in the housing (18), allowing for the translational movement of the housing (18) along the vertically extending member (20) between a closed position and an open position. The vertically extending member (20) and the pivoting arm (22) each have an aperture (72, 82), which align to allow the entry of a locking means (34) through the apertures (72, 82) when the zipper locking device (10) is in the closed position. The locking means (34) prevents the translational movement of the housing (18) along the vertically extending member (20), securing the zipper sliders (28) of a double-slider zipper (14) within the housing (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Inventor: Robert M. Stowe
  • Patent number: 6305132
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a four piece molded acrylic kit and method for trimming an interior window. Each piece is oversized in order to be cut down and fitted onto the existing window jamb. The pieces overlap and create a water barrier once the kit is sealed. Each piece is dimensioned, arranged, and interconnected to cover the window jamb and the wall surface that circumscribes the window opening. The pieces are attached to the window jamb by butyl tape and finished with silicone and a sealant finisher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Inventor: Mark C. Smith
  • Patent number: 6276551
    Abstract: A novel drink cap (10) for preventing foreign substances from entering an opening (12) of a beverage container (18), the drink cap (10) comprising at least one flexible non-wetting sheet (22) that has an outer surface (24), an inner surface (26), an edge portion (28) located at the outermost periphery of the flexible sheet (22), a skirt portion (34) located adjacent to the edge portion (28), an elastic periphery region located adjacent to the skirt portion (34), and a central web portion (30), whereby the central web portion (30) of the inner surface (26) of the at least one flexible sheet (22) covers the opening (12) of the beverage container (18). The present invention is also directed to a method for covering an opening (12) of a beverage container (18) using the novel drink cap (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Inventor: Carol G. Miller, II
  • Patent number: D590585
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Inventor: Olivia Coleman