Patents Represented by Attorney Philip Furgang
  • Patent number: 8282509
    Abstract: A foldable device for use in supporting sports nets or the like, the foldable device including: a) a selectively foldable support ring including pivotally secured substantially arcuate sections; and b) a foldable support stand for engaging the ring and having a first open position and a second closed position; and c) at least a part of the ring forming at least one handle when said support stand is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Golf, Gifts and Gallery, Inc.
    Inventors: H. Ward Michaelson, John Cummings
  • Patent number: 6323410
    Abstract: The musical slide rule has a base listing two sets of musical note symbols, each set arranged in two columns. The base is imprinted on both sides. The cover has apertures in each side and is slidable on the base. One side is the flat (♭) side, and the opposite side is the sharp (♯) side. There are also ways that the user will know that the wrong side is being used. Aligning the apertures of the cover with a musical note symbol on the base gives the user information such as the notes of the major and minor scale for that note, and chords for that note.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Inventor: Daniel P. Rackow
  • Patent number: 5492501
    Abstract: A pair of breast receiving cups are carried in spaced relationship by a body encircling portion of a brassiere. Clamp means are provided to position and maintain the brassiere in position on a person with their breasts disposed in the breast receiving cups. A pair of shoulder straps are carried by the brassiere to facilitate its disposition when worn. Each breast receiving cups includes a centrally disposed support portion that is sized and configured to be wider at a position thereof beneath the wearer's breast and which extends therefrom tapering inwardly, passing over the wearer's nipple to a relatively narrow end connected to the bra strap above what would otherwise be an upper periphery of the breast cup. Each support portion includes a substantially 1/16 inch thick foam piece covered by a piece of material with an aesthetic surface treatment such as lace all secured together by being peripherally sewn into the breast cup construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Inventor: James G. Brown
  • Patent number: 5476262
    Abstract: A substantially "U" shaped head is provided in a golf training method with a pair of side walls spaced from each other, open at one end, and closed by an end wall at the other end. The space between the side walls is just wide enough to receive therebetween a golf ball and is approximately five to five and one-half inches deep. In a first embodiment, which is for putter training a cross-bar spans the side walls between the end wall and the opening. A handle or shaft extends up from the cross-bar at an angle, with respect thereto, and is sized to facilitate swinging of the head at a golf ball to practice putting. The material(s) from which the putter trainer are made are selected to simulate the weight size and feel of regulation putters and to produce audible "clicks" when striking the side walls and end wall. Lead tape may be disposed on side surfaces to balance the golf trainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: Eugene Polanish
    Inventor: Sol Bandiero
  • Patent number: 5448781
    Abstract: A toilet seat assembly comprising a first seat, a second smaller seat supported by said first seat when in a lowered position thereof, a cover for the first and second seats, a hinge block and retractable hinge pins for hingedly connecting the first and second seats and the cover to the hinge block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1995
    Inventor: Harry R. Miller
  • Patent number: 5443262
    Abstract: An elongated drawer-like base is provided at one end with a batting plunger and a plurality of "strike" and "ball" simulated baseball retaining compartments and at an opposite end with a pitching plunger and a plurality of ball retaining compartments carrying "out", "single", "double", "triple" and "home-run" designations. A projection is carried by the pitching plunger to be received in a hole extending through a simulated baseball to facilitate pitching thereof. A pair of ball returns may be carried by the base on each side thereof and a transparent cover arrangement is formed in two halves each carried by the base. In one configuration the cover arrangement includes a pair of covers each hingedly mounted to the base to pivot open in opposite direction. In an alternative cover arrangement each cover is secured at an end of the base to extend over batting and pitching areas respectively but so as to be spaced from side of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Inventor: Walter A. Weng
  • Patent number: 5419316
    Abstract: Anesthetic agent positioning and conduit means are provided for anesthesia evaporators to position prepackaged, anesthetic agents, with respect to the anesthesia evaporator and to facilitate movement of the anesthetic agent from its package when so positioned and to conduct the anesthetic agent to a chamber within the evaporator for mixing with carrier gases and passage from the evaporator for anesthesia uses. In one embodiment the anesthetic agent is packaged in a bottle with an externally threaded neck and sealed by a membrane which, upon the bottle being threaded into a well carried by the evaporator, is severed by a spear-headed cutter disposed in the well that enables the anesthetic agent to pass from the bottle to the chamber. Fluid introduction means is provided in a modification to move air into the bottle and facilitate passage of anesthetic agent therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Inventor: Jerome Bernstein
  • Patent number: 5419358
    Abstract: A gas monitoring system for use with a gas-fired boiler in a house or the like. The boiler is supplied with flammable gas. The system comprises a transducer, a visible and audible alarm circuit, a digital access terminal, an exhaust fan, and alarm systems, which may be audible or visual. Leaked gas is detected by a gas transducer which produces a voltage indicative of the presence of gas. An electronic circuit, which comprises a comparator, buffer, and power transistor, receives the voltages from the transducer and, when a predetermined level of voltage is received, turns on and closes two switches. One switch enables an audio alarm and provides power to a second switch. The second switch, when closed, joins a source of power to a visual alarm (a bulb), turns on an exhaust fan, and closes a normally open solenoid valve. The solenoid valve is in the gas-conveying conduit. Closing the valve shuts off the unwanted flow of gas. The first switch is provided with a manual reset switch for resetting the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Assignee: Francis Myrtil
    Inventor: Yung Sun
  • Patent number: 5331739
    Abstract: Disposable nail cutting nippers including a body member having a one piece construction to provide first and second gripping portions pivoted about a front hinge portion to be adjacent to each other, and a removable cutting member having cutting blades disposed at the front end portions of the gripping portions. A spring hinge is disposed between the rear end portions of the gripping portions to tension the gripping portions into an open position so that the cutting blades are spaced apart, the gripping portions being squeezed together against the tension of the spring hinge to place the cutting blades in a closed cutting position. Ridges are provided transversely around a periphery of matching central portions of the gripping portions to facilitate the gripping of the body member. A slot is provided in the front hinge portion to removably receive the cutting member therein. The spring hinge includes a tab member having a centrally located, transverse bend therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1994
    Inventor: Lea Basangy
  • Patent number: 5261352
    Abstract: A heated place is provided for cold-blooded animals or creatures, such as snakes, and the like by casting or molding a rock-like formation with a base, sides, and ridge-like top in proximity at least one location and having a predetermined contour. The rock-like formation and its contour are selected to provide a suitable and relatively comfortable habitat and place for the creature to set, rest and/or sleep. A heating device is provided to heat the area of the rock-like formation particularly at and about the contour of its ridge-like top. The heating device is embedded within the material of the rock-like formation proximate the ridge-like top so as to follow its contour. The heating filament or element of the heating device is encapsulated in silicon which is then encapsulated in an aluminum braid sheath. An epoxy encapsulation is provided at the place where the leads connected to a source of electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Inventor: Joseph Stammelman
  • Patent number: 5212900
    Abstract: A lower arm encircling brace and support portion and an upper arm encircling brace and support portion are hingedly connected together so that when fit about and to the arm of a person, to each side of their elbow, the device does not interfere with bending of the arm. Each support portion is formed of relatively flexible but sturdy material and extends almost around and for the length of their respective arm portions. Velcro straps are utilized to fit the portions snugly and securely to the person's arm. A fishing rod support fixture is carried by the device to receive and facilitate disposition and use of relatively long "spinning type" fishing rods particularly by children and persons of slight build. The fishing rod support fixture can either be disposed at the hinge connection with its disposition further supported by a stabilizing strap, or at a disposition centered end-to-end on the lower arm encircling brace and support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Inventor: Edward Perry
  • Patent number: 5150811
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a squeeze resistant juice-type carton holder which is capable of resealing the contents thereof, and which will withstand normal finger pressures of a user which might squeeze fluid from the carton. An internally ribbed housing structure provides the stiffness required, and a straw holder permits storing of the carton straw for repeated use where desired. A housing comprises two halves which are hinged by means of a living hinge at one seam, and which may be locked by means of locking tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Inventor: Henry J. Kelston
  • Patent number: 5148557
    Abstract: A lifting mechanism, on a carriage assembly, supports a body support assembly to lift transport and thereafter set down a person. A back safety belt, carried by a pair of belt support holders, provides a first body support. The holders must be disposed in slots defined by "C" shaped members carried by arms carried by the lifting mechanism, before a leg support device can be hung from rivets carried by the holders. The leg support device is disposed beneath the person's legs proximate their knees and includes a board supported at its ends by clevises hung from the rivets, and a belt or belts passed over a person's legs and belted in place; and constitutes a second body support. A chest support device, constituting a third body support, is also carried by the lifting mechanism and is disposed to receive thereagainst the chest of a person being lifted, transported and lowered. The leg support device cannot be utilized unless the back support device is in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Inventors: Vladimir Fridman, Stanley R. Rosen
  • Patent number: 5113920
    Abstract: A hinge connects two sections of a workbench top so that they may be either aligned into a single plane or folded in proximity to each other. Each section of the top hingedly carries a support leg for movement between a collapsed condition in proximity to an underside of the top section and an erected condition extending at right angles therefrom. Side braces hold the legs in their respective erected condition. The legs include a plurality of openings extending therethrough from front to back and at different but aligned levels and each sized to receive a work edge support to support work such as a door or the like in an on-edge disposition and in proximity along either one side or the other side of the workbench. An end support plate is secured to a top section proximate an end and includes a slot to facilitate positioning of the work on end. A tray is hingedly connected along an edge of the top and a work support bar is connectable selectively either along an edge or a side of the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Inventor: Svein Sedeniussen
  • Patent number: 5090223
    Abstract: A substantially "U" shaped break-away-bar assembly is constructed to a size and configuration to fit about a portion of an air-inflated vehicle tire. A key actuated lock latching assembly is carried by the break-away-bar assembly and includes an internally threaded connection member utilized to selectively connect the latching assembly to the external threads normally provided on a valve-stem of a tire rim for an air inflated vehicle tire. Operation of the key actuated lock to its locked condition prevents disconnection of the latching assembly from the valve stem. When the break-away-bar assembly is positioned about the vehicle tire and the latching assembly threadably connected to the valve stem rotation of the vehicle tire so that the bar assembly moves beneath the tire, rips the valve stem out of its seat and permits relatively rapid escape of the air from the tire. Slip joints provided for the break-away-bar assembly permit selective adjustment thereof to accommodate different size tires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Inventor: John Ruffler
  • Patent number: RE33939
    Abstract: A telescopic and collapsible golf cart includes a longitudinal frame member having ground supporting wheels, spaced bag cradle with respective straps a support frame and a handle connected thereto. The frame member is divided into three sections wherein a first section and a second section are pivotally and laterally interconnected by a hinge and adapted to be swung between a aligned position and a position parallel to each other. A third section is adapted to telescope within a hollow inner space of the second section of the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Assignee: Union Sports Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Alex Cheng
  • Patent number: D330281
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Assignee: Sirco International Corp.
    Inventor: Burt J. Siris
  • Patent number: D350426
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Unique Products & Design Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gordon Liao, Alex Cheng
  • Patent number: D360536
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1995
    Inventor: Mead Pelletier
  • Patent number: D369264
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Inventor: Young Suh