Patents Represented by Attorney Peter D. Keefe
  • Patent number: 7819441
    Abstract: An operatively automatic magnetic open door retainer for motor vehicle conveyance components, as for example semi-trailers. The magnetic open door retainer includes a pair of magnetic source members, each magnetic source member being attached to a respective one of the left and right doors of the motor vehicle conveyance component and a pair of magnetically attractive plates attached to the sidewalls of the motor vehicle conveyance component. When a door is in its fully open state, its respective magnetic source member will magnetically clamp to the respective magnetically attractive plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventors: Ronald E Coman, Brendan M Murray
  • Patent number: 7686305
    Abstract: A proposition bet for Craps referred to as a FIRE BET™. The method includes predetermining a schedule of a pay-out table, players placing FIRE BET wagers at respective player betting areas prior to a shooter's initial come out; accumulating points responsive to outcomes of the shooter's dice throws, wherein points are made when a number 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is twice rolled before sevening out, and wherein repeating of any made number is ignored, and making a pay-out based upon the points accumulated and the schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Hopbet, Inc.
    Inventor: Perry B Stasi
  • Patent number: 7357860
    Abstract: A skimmer system composed of a base and a slidable float assembly. The base has a base chamber defined by a sidewall, an endwall, and a conduit having an intake communicating with the base chamber. The float assembly has a float chamber defined by an outer float wall, an inner float wall and a top plate. The conduit passes through the inner float wall, wherein a flow channel is disposed therebetween. Preferably the inner float wall carries a flow governor, and the upper end of the inner float wall serves as a weir. An air pocket in the float chamber imparts buoyancy to the float assembly such that the weir skims a top layer of a liquid in which the skimmer system is immersed. A separator may then be used to separate the liquid from material floating on the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventor: Paul W. Painter
  • Patent number: 7325268
    Abstract: An automatic wheel cleaner apparatus providing cleaning of the inner side of a motor vehicle wheel having an inflated tire mounted thereto (a mounted wheel) prior to attachment of adhesively attached balancing weights. The apparatus includes: a main frame, a rollers set composed of driven and non-driven rollers rotatably connected to the main frame for receiving a mounted wheel, a rotation assembly horizontally translatable on the main frame for providing rotation of the mounted wheel, and a cleaner head vertically translatable on the main frame and having a cleaner stocking for cleaning the inner side of the wheel of the mounted wheel during rotation of the mounted wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas J. Curcuri
  • Patent number: 7185788
    Abstract: A compartmented fluid dispensing apparatus suitable for use as a beer “bong”, which provides for simultaneous dispensing to multiple drinkers, wherein the fluid distribution is equitable and wherein fluid is distributed to only those who are actually drinking independent of the number of distribution tubes. A container has an open container mouth and a plurality of compartments, each compartment having an open compartment mouth which collectively form the open container mouth. Each compartment is fluidically isolated from each other compartment and has its own unique exit portal. Each exit portal is connected with its respective flexible distribution tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventor: David T. Morris
  • Patent number: 7153070
    Abstract: A simple and inexpensive hand-held drill bit guide that can be conveniently used with electrically powered hand-held drills to provide a precisely perpendicular orientation angle with respect to the surface of an article to be drilled, wherein the surface may be flat, cornered or otherwise generally non-planar, e.g. convex, concave, cylindrical, etc. The drill bit guide has first and second guidance members, wherein a guidance hole communicates therewith in perpendicular relation thereto for guiding a bit inserted thereinto with respect to a surface of an article interfaced with one of the first and second guidance members such that always the guidance hole will be oriented perpendicularly with respect to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: Thaddeus Schroeder
  • Patent number: 7100223
    Abstract: A longitudinally divided fitted sheet and top sheet combination. The fitted sheet is longitudinally conjoined to the top sheet along a conjoining seam, wherein the conjoining seam demarcates a pair of separate and adjoining sleeping regions for a mattress to which the fitted sheet is fitted, wherein the top sheet is in overlaying relation to the fitted sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Inventor: Jerlean Anthony
  • Patent number: 7100919
    Abstract: A proposition bet for Craps referred to as a FIRE BET™. The method includes predetermining a schedule of a pay-out table, players placing FIRE BET wagers at respective player betting areas prior to a shooter's initial come out; accumulating points responsive to outcomes of the shooter's dice throws, wherein points are made when a number 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is twice rolled before sevening out, and wherein repeating of any made number is ignored, and making a pay-out based upon the points accumulated and the schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Hopbet, Inc.
    Inventor: Perry B Stasi
  • Patent number: 6796593
    Abstract: A pivot rod connection interface cover for covering the connection interface of a sun visor pivot rod which protects occupants from head impact injury in the event of a crash, yet allows the sun visor to both pivot and rotate in a fully normal and familiar manner. The pivot rod connection interface cover is composed of a base member and a cover member rotatively connected thereto. The base member is affixed to the roof of the vehicle and preferably serves as a pivot rod support which allows rotation of the pivot rod with respect to the roof. The cover member has a preferably hemispherical dome shape that snappingly engages the base member so as to be rotatable therewith and receives therewithin the pivot rod connection interface (ie., including the elbow). Preferably, but not necessarily, internal to the cover member are left and right guide walls which serve as crush features, as well as assistance to guiding the pivot rod therewithin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Inventor: William J. Hennessey
  • Patent number: 6746200
    Abstract: An auxiliary vehicle transporter for a master vehicle which has a platform that reverse articulates and is removably connected thereto. The auxiliary vehicle transporter includes a main frame, a platform pivotally connected to the main frame for supporting an auxiliary vehicle, a reverse articulation apparatus for reverse folding the platform with respect to the main frame, and a frame connection group for removably connecting the main frame to a hitch and the vehicular frame of a master vehicle without inflicting injury to the vehicular frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Inventor: Daniel Gerald Rinke
  • Patent number: 6715479
    Abstract: A torqueless buss cable positioner for a compound bow which is fixedly mounted thereto, whereby the buss cables are displaced from the bow plane, yet, optimally, the buss cables do not subject the limbs to any force component perpendicular to the bow plane. A guided path for the buss cables is provided which includes first and second outboard guidance component for guiding the buss cables generally in the bow plane and an inboard guidance components for guiding the buss cables laterally off from the bow plane. The first and second outboard guidance components optimally ensure that the limbs are not subjected by the buss cables to any component of force perpendicular to the bow plane, and the inboard guidance component ensures that the buss cables are laterally displaced in relation to the bow plane sufficiently to be out of the way of the arrow and the sights of the compound bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: Paul H. Bunk
  • Patent number: 6655689
    Abstract: A proposition bet for Craps referred to as a FIRE BET™. The method includes predetermining a schedule of a pay-out table, players placing FIRE BET wagers at respective player betting areas prior to a shooter's initial come out; accumulating points responsive to outcomes of the shooter's dice throws, wherein points are made when a number 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is twice rolled before sevening out, and wherein repeating of any made number is ignored, and making a pay-out based upon the points accumulated and the schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Inventor: Perry B. Stasi
  • Patent number: 6629327
    Abstract: A tool having a combined synergistic function for users of sealed plastic bags in order to quickly and safely open and reseal them, wherein a cutting tool for cutting the bag open is connected with a clipping tool for clipping closed the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Inventor: Thomas F. Adams
  • Patent number: 6612552
    Abstract: A pivot rod connection interface cover for covering the connection interface of a sun visor pivot rod which protects occupants from head impact injury in the event of a crash, yet allows the sun visor to both pivot and rotate in a fully normal and familiar manner. The pivot rod connection interface cover is composed of a base member and a cover member rotatively connected thereto. The base member is affixed to the roof of the vehicle and preferably serves as a pivot rod support which allows rotation of the pivot rod with respect to the roof. The cover member has a preferably hemispherical dome shape that snappingly engages the base member so as to be rotatable therewith and receives therewithin the pivot rod connection interface (ie., including the elbow). Preferably, but not necessarily, internal to the cover member are left and right guide walls which serve as crush features, as well as assistance to guiding the pivot rod therewithin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Inventor: William J. Hennessey
  • Patent number: 6494521
    Abstract: A pivot rod connection interface cover for covering the connection interface of a sun visor pivot rod which protects occupants from head impact injury in the event of a crash, yet allows the sun visor to both pivot and rotate in a fully normal and familiar manner. The pivot rod connection interface cover is composed of a base member and a cover member rotatively connected thereto. The base member is affixed to the roof of the vehicle and preferably serves as a pivot rod support which allows rotation of the pivot rod with respect to the roof. The cover member has a preferably hemispherical dome shape that snappingly engages the base member so as to be rotatable therewith and receives therewithin the pivot rod connection interface (ie.,including the elbow). Preferably, but not necessarily, internal to the cover member are left and right guide walls which serve as crush features, as well as assistance to guiding the pivot rod therewithin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventor: William J. Hennessey
  • Patent number: D501230
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Inventor: Perry B. Stasi
  • Patent number: D522069
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Hopbet, Inc.
    Inventor: Perry B. Stasi
  • Patent number: D471316
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Inventor: John R. Budde
  • Patent number: D570419
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Hopbet, Inc.
    Inventor: Perry B. Stasi
  • Patent number: D581091
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Inventor: Richard D. Hofer