Patents Represented by Law Firm Mills & Coats
  • Patent number: 4778014
    Abstract: This invention is a machine for ventilating roof decks which, without such ventilation, entraps moisture which leads to reduced insulating capacity, deterioration and the like. This ventilating device includes a mobile carriage, an extensible lift and an impact head along with associated operating mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Assignee: Vent-A-Deck
    Inventor: Henry C. Player, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4724279
    Abstract: This invention is a ground supported communication terminal having the ability to flex back and forth in response to an impact from a vehicle or the like so as to prevent and/or minimize damage to the terminal housing and base support structure as well as its internal components. The communication terminal is of a modular design so as to simplify the repair or replacement of parts that may be damaged as a result of a severe impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1988
    Inventor: Larry C. Ayscue
  • Patent number: 4714444
    Abstract: This invention is an unmanned aircraft which utilizes commonly available drink cans as a fuselage and central connecting point. The aircraft can be used with any pop top-type can, is easy to assemble without tools or adhesive materials, and gives above average performance relative to comparable sized craft. The wings are of break away type to prevent damage in landings or striking of other objects and the can fuselage which takes the brunt of landings can be readily replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1987
    Inventor: Robert D. Rendel
  • Patent number: 4711403
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chicken manure handling machine and system. The chicken manure handling machine is designed to be maneuvered inside a chicken house and is particularly used to automatically clean chicken manure from the chicken house between flocks. As the chicken manure machine is moved through the chicken house, a blade scrapes the caked-like chicken manure and associated litter up from the floor and directs the combined caked material (manure, litter, etc.) upwardly onto an elevator/shaker assembly. As the caked material is conveyed upwardly on the elevator/shaker assembly, the caked manure and associated litter is shaken, causing portions of the associated litter to be separated and to fall through the elevator/shaker assembly onto the chicken house floor where it can be reused by the next flock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1987
    Inventors: Charles E. Gregory, Sr., Bertram L. Jordan, Charles E. Gregory, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4709426
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for producing a water or fluid splatter shield across an open top area of a toilet bowl, urinal or the like. This is accomplished by supplying a fluid such as water or air under pressure to a nozzle, an annular ring type housing or pipe that is disposed about the top portion of the toilet bowl or urinal. Outlet means is formed about the interior of the nozzle, the annular ring housing or pipe such that fluid is dispersed therefrom and form a continuous, relatively thin sheet of flowing fluid above the bottom of the toilet bowl or urinal. Consequently, urine being directed into the toilet bowl or urinal is prevented from splattering out by the presence of the fluid shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Inventor: Oliver W. Godwin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4706643
    Abstract: This invention is a grill of the type ordinarily associated with charcoal. Such grill features sloped heat reflecting sides which create smoke but will not flame up, an elongated thin, centrally disposed charcoal basket is also provided with a clean out tray therebelow. Additionally, a charcoal igniting chamber is provided which allows the charcoal to be lit through the use of newspaper type combustibles thus eliminating the need for charcoal lighter fluid and similar ignitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Inventor: William H. Tyson
  • Patent number: 4706648
    Abstract: The invention herein relates to ash catchers for woodstoves of the type adapted to be inserted into an existing fireplace. The ash catcher includes a generally horizontal pan supported along the front edge by a pair of fixed legs. A third leg is pivotally secured to the pan and is biased to a downward position for supporting the rear edge of said pan. When placed in a position for catching ashes from a woodstove, the rear leg is pivoted upwardly against the underside of the pan which rests upon the fireplace hearth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Inventors: Emmitt Blount, Edward L. Exum, Murthis E. Wooten
  • Patent number: 4706981
    Abstract: The invention herein relates to a spray dampening device for use in connection with tractor trailers, dump trucks, buses and other vehicles which tend to produce a large amount of spray in wet conditions. Air flow generated by the forward movement of the vehicle is channeled through a manifold employed over the wheels of the vehicle. The manifold diverts the air flow downwardly across the outside of the tire thereby preventing excessive spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Inventor: Richard E. Dorwart
  • Patent number: 4705507
    Abstract: An arterial catheter of the multi-lumen type having an inflatable balloon portion to wedge the catheter in place against the arterial wall. Multi-infusions are allowed through the segmented multi-lumens. This catheter is so designed to allow blood to flow in the arterial system with the catheter in place. During diastolic phases, the blood flow will be closed off with movable plastic valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1987
    Inventor: Paul W. Boyles
  • Patent number: 4701963
    Abstract: The present invention entails a glove having a padded palm which includes a series of parallel padded ridges that extend across the palm area of the glove at an angle. Moroever, the glove is provided with dual attaching straps. One strap, a wrist attaching strap, draws the glove snugly around the subject's wrist. The other strap, a back side strap, when secured extends at an angle across streetchable material forming a portion of the back side of the glove. Effectively, the back angled strap tends to pull and gather the back side of the glove resulting in a snug and secure fit about the subject's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1987
    Inventor: V. Parker Overton
  • Patent number: 4700734
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water collecting and spring box and gauging system and water holding tank wherein the spring box is designed to receive and collect water from a source such as a spring. Once collected in the spring box, the water is filtered prior to being directed to a water holding tank that is normally stationed near a point between the spring and location of ultimate use. The spring box includes a water inlet, a drain, and a supply outlet. The flow rate of water from the spring box is controlled by varying the height of the water level maintained in the spring box and by selectively sizing and spacing openings formed in a vertical water filter that is communicatively connected to the supply outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1987
    Inventor: Robert G. McCauley
  • Patent number: 4700296
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus for controlling customer access to rental appliances located in the customer's home or other location away from the direct physical control of the renter. This is accomplished through use of a control module wired into the appliance with a card reader for programming such module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1987
    Inventors: Roy A. Palmer, Jr., David H. Scoggins, Thomas N. Owen
  • Patent number: 4697406
    Abstract: This invention is a vegetable harvester which gets below the vines, picks the vegetables from such vines, and conveys the picked vegetables away from the harvest area for grading and other processing. This is accomplished through the provision of a pair of disc shaped picker heads which separate the vegetables from their vines and moves the same to a point adjacent a conveyor where they are deposited for conveyance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1987
    Inventor: Andrew Whitley
  • Patent number: 4697326
    Abstract: This invention is an improved screen means for greenhouses and similar structures. Cam locks are provided preferably on both the upper and lower edges of the screen means, and are mounted on strong backs which in turn are secured to the structure itself. This arrangement eliminates loose spots, wrinkling, wind flapping, and similar problems that are common to screen means of this general type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1987
    Inventor: F. Craige Faircloth
  • Patent number: D292793
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Inventor: Walter B. Reid, III
  • Patent number: D293156
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Inventor: Elena M. Dunnagan
  • Patent number: D293754
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1988
    Inventor: Jerry D. Howell
  • Patent number: D293802
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1988
    Inventor: Stephen W. Dail
  • Patent number: D294898
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Inventor: Clair H. Gingher, Jr.
  • Patent number: D295100
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Inventors: David B. Talton, Josh Talton