Patents Represented by Attorney Michael L. Leetzow, P.A.
  • Patent number: 7207568
    Abstract: A method of conducting a racing series for competitors and team owners is disclosed. The racing series has a plurality of races divided into a first and second set of races with competitors racing in both sets of races. The competitors and team owners are awarded points after each race, with those points being adjusted between the two sets of races. The points of only a predetermined number of competitors and/or team owners are adjusted between the sets of races. Awards, including a championship, is awarded based on the points accumulated during the racing series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: NASCAR, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Z. France, Mike Helton, Paul Brooks, David Hoots, John Darby, Mark Dyer, Todd Armstrong, Steve O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 7096652
    Abstract: A treeless riding pad has a first and second seating portion for two persons, and is particularly for use with handicapped and physically challenged riders. The riding pad allows a therapist or other professional to ride behind the rider and assist with therapy. The riding pad is made of soft materials and is typically an English-style pad. A looped member at the front of the riding pad allows the first rider to bold on to the animal. The riding pad has two sets of stirrups, allowing both riders to be stable while on the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Inventors: Milinda Hendrick Kirkpatrick, Christine Ann Cronin
  • Patent number: 7097240
    Abstract: A locking mechanism is described that releasably locks at least two objects together. The locking mechanism allows one of the objects to be rotatably connected to the other, allowing for a variety of uses. The rotatability and releasability of the locking mechanism allows several locking mechanisms to be used together as an escape hatch system, particularly for use in race vehicles. The locking mechanism has uses beyond the escape hatch system and is applicable to doors, cover, and other objects that are rotatably attached to a second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: NASCAR, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel D. Kurtz, Donald E. Krueger
  • Patent number: 7015432
    Abstract: A water heater control system is disclosed that can be programmed by a user to go on and off at predetermined times and maintain temperatures below normal usage temperatures. The water heater control system may also program itself based on usage of the hot water by users. The control system may also be remotely controlled, using a computer, wireless communication, or other communication device. The water heater control system may be included with a new water heater or used to replace existing control systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Avista Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Anil I Valbh, Kiran C Chhaganlal
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    Patent number: D500620
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Inventor: Danny Ed Robnett
  • Patent number: D500687
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Inventors: Randall L. Morrison, Kim P. Fallon
  • Patent number: D515009
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Stagecoach Adventures, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Stepp
  • Patent number: D519788
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Croating Cooling Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Ray Ringuet
  • Patent number: D523353
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Inventor: Christopher Richard Branden
  • Patent number: D525669
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Inventor: D. Matthew Chute
  • Patent number: D537530
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Inventor: Dale A. Fraser
  • Patent number: D538707
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Inventor: Chong C. Park
  • Patent number: D492453
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Inventors: Milinda Hendrick Kirkpatrick, Christine Ann Cronin
  • Patent number: D497219
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Inventor: Christopher Richard Branden