Patents Represented by Law Firm Miller, Morriss & Pappas
  • Patent number: 5879272
    Abstract: An adjustable physical therapy apparatus consisting of a support base. A horizontally oriented bounding platform assembly support bar is selectively mounted on the support base so as to be vertically adjustable with respect thereto. A bounding platform assembly consists of two pivotally connected bounding platforms which are selectively draped over the support bar so that the free ends thereof rest upon the floor. The angle of inclination of the pivotally connected bounding platforms is selectivley variable by vertically adjusting the support bar with respect to the support base so as to provide bounding surfaces for vigorous lateral rehabilitation exercises by the patient.A modified adjustable physical therapy apparatus is provided whereby two adjustable physical therapy units are fixedly attached in an end-to-end relationship so as to provide adjacent bounding platforms with a reverse angle of inclination so as to provide bounding surfaces for vigorous medial rehabilitation exercises by the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Inventor: John H. Mekjian
  • Patent number: 5839707
    Abstract: A trench shield stacking bracket provided for facilitating the stacking of trench shields. The trench shield stacking bracket comprises an elongate hollow body frame which defines a pair of spaced apart trench shield spreader bar engaging Wall having upper and lower portions. The trench shield spreader bar engaging walls define upwardly opening trench shield spreader bar engaging slots in the upper portions thereof. The trench shield spreader bar engaging walls define downwardly opening trench shield spreader bar engaging slots in the lower portions thereof in opposed spaced apart register with the upwardly opening trench shield spreader bar engaging slots. Means are provided to selectively retain trench shield spreader bars selectively positioned within the upper and lower spreader bar engaging slots-during trench shield stacking operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Efficiency Production, Inc.
    Inventor: Luther Bradford Barringer
  • Patent number: 5813642
    Abstract: A support bracket adapted to support a plaque above a tombstone. The bracket having a slot across its uppermost portion for receiving the plaque and a screw extending perpendicular through the slot for securing the plaque. The bracket further having downwardly extending flanges adapted to contact the sides of the tombstone, with at least one of the flanges having a recess for receiving a screw for securing the bracket to the sides of the tombstone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Inventor: David O. Warren
  • Patent number: 5735642
    Abstract: A rotatable trench shield handling assembly provided with upwardly extending excavator hook-engaging means. The rotatable trench shield handling assembly provided with rear downwardly extending trench shield wall engaging means and with an opposed forward transversely positioned horizontally oriented trench shield wall engaging guide stabilizer bar means which cooperates with the rear spaced apart trench shield wall engaging means to positively and easily engage the trench shield so as to enable the excavator operator to have positive control of the trench shield while lifting, handling, lowering, and selectively stacking the trench shield into its operative use position within a trench and subsequently removing the trench shield therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: Efficiency Production, Inc.
    Inventor: Luther Bradford Barringer
  • Patent number: 5427445
    Abstract: An interlock structure of the cable type for stacked plural drawer cabinet structures which limits the opening of drawers to a single drawer and prevents plural drawers being opened at the same time. An elongate base or frame is mounted in the cabinet adjacent to the drawers. The frame supports plural (one for each drawer) eccentric blocker elements and adjacent follower elements and supports at one end a provided slider element having limited movement. A cable is attached at one end to the slider and at the other end to the frame with an intermediate loop which provide two cable courses, one of said courses threaded on the successive blockers and the other course operably threaded over the respective adjacent followers maintaining the respective blockers and followers in operative engagement. The blockers are moved by interference engagement by a selected drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Quest Engineering
    Inventor: Terry L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 5395155
    Abstract: An adjustable cycle saddle seat assembly having an in situ operator controlled improved seat position changing apparatus integrally provided therein which comprises a saddle seat having rails assembly nose bumper engaging inside surfaces. A longitudinally extending rails assembly is provided within the saddle seat and has a nose pin engaging rail notch provided therein. The saddle seat is provided with a rail retainer member in .sliding engagement with the rails assembly. A rail assembly support rest member is affixed to the saddle seat and is threadably connected to the rails retainer member by use of a rail guide screw member so as to operatively slidably engage the rails assembly between the rest member and the rails retainer member. A transversely positioned saddle nose pin is fixedly provided in the saddle seat go as to selectively engage the rail notch when the saddle seat is moved to its rear position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1995
    Inventor: Thomas L. Yach
  • Patent number: 5282794
    Abstract: An improved, universally adaptable, medical intermediate connector having a large tubular opening at one end and a through passage running the length thereof, the body of the connector having a rectilinear cross section with plural planar sidewalls, one of the sidewalls having an extension with projecting fastening knobs and at least one of the sidewalls having a window therethrough, a resilient flexible and elongate strap selectively and adjustably attachable to the knobs and selectively extendable therefrom and returnable to the attachment knobs under tension. A cannula is secured to the body on the axis thereof and projects into the large tubular opening for communicating engagement with a septum inserted guidably into the tubular opening at one end and penetrable by the cannula. A luer socket is an axial extension of the body and communicates with the cannula via the passageway on the axis of the intermediate connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Assignee: Tri-State Hospital Supply Corporation
    Inventor: Donald J. Propp
  • Patent number: 5176436
    Abstract: A drawer interlock structure having a channel-like plural station frame supporting at each station a cam on one side of the frame and an operably connected slider movable by the cam on the other side of the frame. A trip pin is attached to each drawer and is located in the opening and closing of each drawer to operably engage the cam. As the cam moves and the slider is displaced a taut strap of flexible material is displaced against a spring force at opening of any one drawer and the spring is limited in its extension by a blocker whereby no other drawers can be opened until closure of the one opened drawer and whereby simultaneous movement of plural drawers are blocked by the limitedly blocked spring loaded strap. The withdrawal of the slider from a positive block against the cam is prevented until the single opened drawer is closed. Simple locking of the structure is by means of a lock device disabling any movement of the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Assignee: Quest Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventor: Terry L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 5175430
    Abstract: A process and apparatus employing the time compression of chromatography in mass spectrometry with array detection in which the time compressed informatioin is deconvoluted by mathematical analysis for recovery of analytical information made inaccessible in the time compression and thereby resulting in a decrease in analysis time and improved component identification without loss of sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Assignee: Meridian Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Christie G. Enke, John F. Holland, Richard D. McLane, George E. Yefchak
  • Patent number: 5174591
    Abstract: An extendable nesting ski support structure as for supporting cargo including collapsed shelter devices for towing or pulling over ice, snow, and terrain. The skis are pivoted on brackets attached to the supported base and the brackets are atttached to the upper surface of flexible and resilient skis. By longitudinal shifting of the skis they are extendable and retractable as between sill supports beneath the supported base. The resilience and the flexibility improves the support system by providing shock absorption while in the extended position. A single lock serves both the extended and retracted skis, and on extension and locking, the skis are shaped by the flexural characteristics of the material of the ski.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Assignee: Shappell Corporation
    Inventor: Mark C. Shappell
  • Patent number: 5169207
    Abstract: A height adjustable arm structure in which a selectively operated drive concealable in and connectable to the frame of a furniture piece includes at least one pair of articulated arm elements and said arm elements subjected to a seletive constant bias acting upon the articulating pivots through the entire range of adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Inventor: Ralph K. Rye
  • Patent number: 5140972
    Abstract: An overdraw structure for compound bows which extends the arrow rest rearwardly at a predetermined point in the draw and which returns the carriage for the arrow rest in the line-of-sight as the bowstring is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Inventor: Roger A. Fisk
  • Patent number: 5091607
    Abstract: A raceway for energy distribution lines in which the sections of the raceway are of the knockdown type with interlocking extrusions requiring minimal use of fasteners and in which access openings and the extruded trim plates and covers interlock with selected other extruded elements to cover gaps in adjacent sections and for closures and covers for connectors and receptacles located and supported in the raceway. The raceways are secured to the bottom margin of wall panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Assignee: Compatico, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry R. Stob
  • Patent number: D332356
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Assignee: Charlotte, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Sienkowski
  • Patent number: D360812
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Inventor: Larry L. Johnson
  • Patent number: D361821
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1995
    Assignee: Shappell Corporation
    Inventor: Mark C. Shappell
  • Patent number: D395124
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Inventor: David O. Warren
  • Patent number: D399724
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Efficiency Production, Inc.
    Inventor: Luther Bradford Barringer
  • Patent number: D410743
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Inventor: John H. Mekjian
  • Patent number: D417764
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Efficiency Production, Inc.
    Inventor: Luther Bradford Barringer