Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Marvin S. Towsend
  • Patent number: 4381616
    Abstract: A menu display is provided having a plurality of independent, rotatable exhibitor units. The exhibitor units are placed edge to edge to form an exhibiting surface. Each exhibitor unit includes a plurality of pictorial display panels which form a prism-like housing in which is contained a light source. The light source is preferably coaxial with the axis of rotation of the exhibitor unit. The exhibitor units may rotate upon a tongue and groove structure or upon roller bearings. Display panels not in the exhibiting surface are stored in the exhibitor unit. A pictorial display may be fixed to the display panel housing using electrostatic attraction provided by plastic sheets having electrostatic properties. An elevated embodiment of the menu display is provided with a recessed, elevated base. The recessed base allows changing of insertable exhibitor sheets from below a display assembly without the use of a ladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1983
    Inventor: Norman K. Saxer
  • Patent number: 4373761
    Abstract: A combined article mover and worker support comprising a plurality of stepped horizontal platforms or steps, at least one of which is supported vertically by vertical frame members, and a handle, supported by one of the steps, which projects vertically above the uppermost step and serves to maintain the balance of a worker standing on the uppermost step. A tool receptacle or support may be placed on the uppermost step providing ready access to tools for the worker and also providing additional means to maintain the balance of a worker standing on the uppermost step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1983
    Inventor: Charles J. Hansberry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4371026
    Abstract: A group of curtain holding panels are attached to and supported by a window air conditioner unit for keeping window drapes or curtains out of the path of air flow of the air conditioner. The curtain holding panels attach to the side and top surfaces of the air conditioner by magnets, contact adhesive, or a clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1983
    Inventors: Pauline K. Miller, deceased, by Norman Miller, legatee
  • Patent number: 4351395
    Abstract: A one-piece sidewalk edger and lawn trimmer is disclosed. The one-piece edger-trimmer may be attached to a hoe by removable clamping means. The combined edger-trimmer-hoe allows control of the depth of the groove which is made in the ground during the operation of the implement without the need for making a separate adjustment of the implement. The hoe portion scrapes the upper surface of the sidewalk and collects the cuttings which fall upon the sidewalk. A one-piece edger-trimmer-hoe is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1982
    Inventor: George S. Lilley
  • Patent number: 4326349
    Abstract: An article for displaying a plural leafed greeting card. The plural leaves may move around a common axis, or they may move around different axes. An article for displaying a two-leafed greeting card is made of two leaf supports connected together at a desired display angle, either stationary or variable, by a hinge. The first leaf support has a first part for receiving the first laf of the greeting card and is transparent on both faces to allow display of both sides of the first leaf of the greeting card. The second leaf support has a second part for receiving the last leaf of the greeting card and has at least one transparent side allowing display of at least one side of the second leaf of the greeting card. The display article may be inserted in a separate frame and support having added esthetic properties or having additional features such as added strength to protect against breakage during shipment, such as through the mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1982
    Inventor: Georgia A. Daughtry