Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm R Jonathan Peters
  • Patent number: 6381874
    Abstract: A clothes dryer including a housing having a horizontally disposed substantially cylindrical tumbler open at one end only. The wall of the cylinder is reticulated, and is formed of galvanized steel. The end of the bucket opposite to the open end is provided with a stainless steel sheet backing having a substantially mirror-like finish as viewed from the forward or open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Continental Girbau, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael T. Floyd
  • Patent number: 6357181
    Abstract: A door hanging retaining alignment plug for a pre-hung door assembly. The pre-hung door assembly including a door having a first bore opening along its free swinging edge for accommodating a retractable bolt or lock and a second bore opening along a face of the door for accommodating a lock box and communicating with the first bore. The retaining alignment plug comprises an elongated strap formed of a flexible material and a cylindrical member projecting longitudinally from one end of the strap and adaptable for seating in the first bore. The strap being adaptable for extending outwardly of the second bore, across the face of the door and the marginal edge of the jamb and across a portion of the jamb face for securing the strap to the jamb face. The strap is secured to the jamb by a suitable nail or staple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Inventor: Dennis J. Triemstra
  • Patent number: 6308548
    Abstract: An apparatus for deburring the marginal edge of a cylindrical body, comprising a substantially enclosed cylindrical housing having (i) a circular hub, (ii) a continuous, open channel circumscribing the hub, and (iii) a circumferential rim disposed radially from the channel. The channel has (i) an inner sidewall defining the outer wall of the hub and an outer sidewall defining the inner wall of the rim, and (ii) a laterally disposed annular boss interconnecting inner and outer sidewalls so as to connect the hub and rim. A plurality of first, spaced elongated slots and second, spaced elongated slots are formed at opposed peripheries of the boss, and the first slots open through a portion of the inner sidewall and the second slots open through a portion of the outer sidewall; and the first slots are offset from the second slots and disposed radially outwardly from the first slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Inventors: John P. Schwochert, David J. Petrack
  • Patent number: 6161701
    Abstract: The invention provides for an apparatus for separating particulate dispersed in a liquid phase from the major volume of the liquid. The separator comprises a substantially cylindrical member formed of a flexible material and adaptable to nest or be seated in a receptacle, such as a pail of sufficient size to hold enough liquid or cleaning solution and to accommodate the washing accessory such as a sponge. The separator has an annulus or rim which has at least one opening so that when the separator is inserted into a pail of water or other liquid, air will not be trapped beneath the separator and force it from its seat or to the surface of the liquid. The cylindrical member has an integrally formed concave surface disposed substantially horizontally when the separator is in use, in that this surface is configured as an inverted cone. The concave surface is provided with a centrally disposed opening to allow for the passage of particulate therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Inventor: Andrei C. Biesinger
  • Patent number: 6116565
    Abstract: A machinery mount for supporting at least a portion of a load on a substructure, and for correcting out-of-level conditions and absorption of horizontal forces. The mount includes a horizontally disposed, discoidal member having a substantially planar horizontal surface and an opposed surface having a first spherical segment for complementary registration with a seat having a second spherical segment of opposite curvature to the first spherical segment to allow the discoidal member to swivel on the seat along the arc defined by the second spherical segment. A rigid member is disposed beneath the discoidal member, and a resilient member is disposed beneath the rigid member and adaptable for disposition adjacent the substructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Inventors: Harold E. Reinke, Jerry D. Folkens, Steven M. Veroeven
  • Patent number: 6042171
    Abstract: The invention provides a pair of deflectors symmetrically mounted on each side of a motorcycle. Each pair of deflectors, being substantially identical, is mounted on the longitudinal center axis of the front fork of the motorcycle, and comprises a first panel and second panel separately and fixedly mounted to the motorcycle and partially in spaced, overlapping disposition. The first panel is obliquely angled as viewed in cross-section thereby forming an upper section, and a bottom section extending downwardly and rearwardly with reference to the fork. The second panel is disposed mainly rearwardly relative to the first panel, and terminates at its forward or leading edge with an angled or curved upper surface, as viewed in cross-section, which overlaps in spaced disposition with the bottom section of the first panel. The panels, and the unique arrangement thereof, direct air away from the rider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Inventor: Walter T. Hesse
  • Patent number: 6015098
    Abstract: The invention provides a connector for a rotatable lawn sprinkler mounted on a cylindrical stand pipe, and comprises two cylindrical members arranged co-axially with respect to the longitudinal axis of the stand pipe. A cylindrical sleeve, as the female member of the connector, has an open-ended longitudinal bore and terminates at one end with an outwardly extending annular shoulder seated on the marginal wall of the stand pipe and is secured thereto. A cylindrical stem, as the male member of the connector, having an open-ended longitudinal bore and terminates near one end with an outwardly extending annular collar is co-axially disposed and slidably engagable with the sleeve so as to be freely rotatable in the bore of the sleeve. The annular collar of the stem is supportably engaged with the annular shoulder of the sleeve. The upper section of the stem is adaptable for secure engagement with the rotatable lawn sprinkler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Inventor: Gerald Krueger
  • Patent number: 5950945
    Abstract: The invention provides an impact member for assembly with a rotor arranged in a comminuter used for the size reduction of feed material. The impact member, disposed radially about the rotor, comprises a carrier and a replaceable impact plate both configured for complementary registration so as to be cantilevered from the carrier and to provide an essentially locking arrangement to withstand the impact forces without coming loose. The carrier has a forwardly disposed open recess or channel with first and second facings intersecting in an axial direction relative to the horizontal axis of the rotor, and defining an acute angle relative to the radial plane of the rotor. The first facing is oriented in the general direction of rotation of the rotor and terminates with a longitudinally extending marginal edge disposed axially relative to the horizontal axis of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: The Monee Group, Ltd.
    Inventor: Steven M. Schaller
  • Patent number: 5893241
    Abstract: A precast, concrete building unit which is especially adaptable as a target house formed from concrete pour comprising a horizontal floor adaptable for placement on a subgrade, and vertical walls extending upright from the perimeter of the floor and precast integrally therewith. One or more inserts is imbedded in the concrete pour in the marginal walls of at least two of the opposed, vertical walls, and is adaptable for accepting a removable fastening element for releasable engagement with the embedded insert to facilitate lifting and handling. At least one recess is formed in the marginal walls of at least two opposed vertical walls. A roof is precast as a separate unit from concrete pour, and is provided with a downwardly depending fastening element for registry with the recesses as the roof is positioned over the walls so as to join or attach the roof with the walls to form an integral building unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Inventor: Michael P. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 5869810
    Abstract: There is disclosed an impedance-heated furnace for processing a nonflowable but conveyable material at the processing temperature comprising a nonrotating shell having electrical-conducting properties, and heated to a processing temperature using electrical impedance as the heat source. The shell includes an inlet and an outlet and a conveyor means, which also may be heated by impedance, for transporting or carrying the material along or through the shell. The resulting solids and any generated or volatilized gases are recovered separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: Victor Reynolds
    Inventors: Victor R. Reynolds, Gary L. White
  • Patent number: 5836494
    Abstract: A carrier assembly for a vehicle having a standard receiver hitch, comprising a receiver bar for connecting the carrier with the receiver hitch, and a plate member depends from and is disposed transversely to the receiver bar. The plate member has a substantially planar facing disposed outwardly from the receiver bar. A retaining member such as a cross-bar or yoke is affixed to the planar facing of said plate member. A generally horizontally disposed platform depends from the support member useful for supporting and transporting a load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Michael P. Grunsted
    Inventors: Michael P. Grunsted, Peter M. Schingen, Paul R. Walker
  • Patent number: 5836493
    Abstract: A mount for supporting a cargo carrier to a vehicle having a standard receiver hitch, comprises a receiver bar adapted for connecting with the receiver hitch, and first and second plate members generally vertically disposed and affixed to the receiver bar. The plate members have, at least over a portion thereof, substantially planar surfaces for adjacent abutment thereof. A rigid member such as a crosspiece, yoke, or bracket, is affixed to the outermost plate member, and a carrier supported by the rigid member is cantilevered from the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Michael P. Grunsted
    Inventors: Michael P. Grunsted, Peter M. Schingen, Paul R. Walker
  • Patent number: 5832965
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, the filling apparatus for charging a pressurized aerosol container with a liquid product utilizes a male injector depending from a liquid reservoir in conjunction with a female valve of the container. The aerosol can is positioned or adjusted between a can non-filing position and a filling position, and pressure selectively draws liquid from the reservoir to the can when in a filling position. A substantially cylindrical housing engageable with and extending from the reservoir has an axial bore for liquid communication with the reservoir. A valve control having a valve body disposed in the axial bore of the cylindrical housing and having a central opening in liquid communication with the axial bore, includes a hollow injector pin extending longitudinally from the valve body and concentrically arranged with the opening of the valve body and terminates with at least one aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Inventors: James H. Fasse, Ralph R. Worm
  • Patent number: 5765719
    Abstract: The dispenser and rack for a roll of paper, plastic, or foil, which comprises a magazine for generally vertical disposition having an open bottom, and the inside dimensions of the magazine are sufficient to accommodate at least one roll. A paddle is mounted in the magazine, and a handle affixed to the paddle extends from an opening in the magazine and is free to be moved along the opening so as to actuate the paddle between a lower-most position and an upper-most position. The paddle is arranged so when in its lower-most position, it obstructs the open bottom so as to prevent a roll from dropping from the magazine; and when the paddle is actuated to its upper-most position, clearance is provided to allow a roll to drop from the magazine. A suitable bracket depends from the magazine beneath the open bottom, and the paddle allows one roll a time to drop from the magazine for engagement with the bracket, and is revolvedly mounted on the bracket, thereby exposing the roll for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Inventors: Thomas W. Upham, Brandon T. Dexter, William J. Fritz
  • Patent number: 5738480
    Abstract: A hand truck or dolly is shown which includes a frame pivotable on a pair of wheels. The frame includes a foot plate and a slidable bracket on which a heavy item to be carried can be mounted. The support can be raised by a screw operated by a hand crank or power-assisted elevator, while one end of the screw is fastened to the foot plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Inventor: Michael J. Butzen
  • Patent number: 5738330
    Abstract: An improved machinery mount for supporting a load on a substructure such as a building floor, having a support member engagable with at least a portion of said load, and a bearing member disposed beneath said support member and spaced therefrom. A damper disposed between the bearing member and the substructure includes a plurality of compressible resilient members and at least one rigid member interposed between the resilient members, the uppermost resilient member disposed adjacent the bearing member and the lowermost resilient member disposed adjacent the substructure. The resilient members, being preferably rubber or plastic, are bonded to the adjacent rigid member, preferably being a metal. Preferably, the damper is secured to the bearing member, and the bearing member is secured to the support member, the three components thereby forming an integral unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Vibro/Dynamics Corp.
    Inventors: Jerry D. Folkens, Harold E. Reinke, Wayne A. Fetters
  • Patent number: D437028
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Inventor: Gerald Krueger
  • Patent number: D437915
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Inventor: Gerald Krueger
  • Patent number: D458004
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Inventor: Kathy A. Magdziak-Hautala
  • Patent number: D414842
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Inventor: Gerald Krueger