Patents Represented by Law Firm Rhodes & Ascolillo
  • Patent number: 5533617
    Abstract: A storage container, for a paint roller sleeve, has a flexible resilient tubular housing for removably storing the sleeve therein. The tubular housing has a sealed end and an open end distal the sealed end. A chamber is located in the tubular housing to receive the sleeve. There is an inner wall, surrounding the chamber, in the tubular housing. A plurality of sleeve retaining bosses are attached to the inner wall at preselected points. At least one circumferential paint wiping ridge is formed on the inner wall. There is an outer wall on the tubular housing. At least one anti-rotational stacking member is attached to the outer wall. The anti-rotational stacking member has a rectangular circumferential outer surface. A sealing cap is removably attached to the open end of the tubular housing and there is an indicia surface on a top surface of the sealing cap. The sealing cap may be threadingly attached to or snapped onto the open end of the tubular housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Inventor: Valerie R. Von Flatern
  • Patent number: 5533136
    Abstract: An attenuating circuit for attenuating commercial interruptions in an audio signal, the audio signal including at least a first channel audio signal and a second channel audio signal; the attenuating circuit including a first audio channel detection circuit and a second audio channel detection circuit, each of the audio channel detection circuits including a low pass filter mechanism for receiving the audio signal and for passing only low frequency components of the audio signal, with the low frequency components being beneath a determined frequency; a low frequency comparator circuit for generating a low frequency detection signal whenever the amplitude of the low frequency components exceed a first threshold value; a high pass filter mechanism for receiving the audio signal and for passing only high frequency components of the audio signal, the high frequency components being above the determined frequency; and a high frequency comparator circuit for generating a high frequency detection signal whenever the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Inventor: Terry L. Smith
  • Patent number: 5525082
    Abstract: A trailer for transporting boats including a hitch, a frame including a pair of parallel side rails, a cradle and an axle with wheels, the improvement comprising a rear cross member with arms that will rotate about a bolt in the frame and drop down for unloading or loading a boat. In the raised position a support arm is attached to the cross member and may be elevated to engage the final drive area of an outboard motor in a yoke fixed to the end of the support arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Inventors: Steve G. Lee, Darryl N. Hieda
  • Patent number: 5524309
    Abstract: The invention is a ground spike for securing ground covers, including beach towels and blankets in place. The invention consists of a pointed stake with longitudinal channels and a cap containing a pair of oppose spring biased arms that pivot and end in oppose jaws with serration for gripping a towel or blanket. An area on the surface of the cap contains grooves for ease in gripping the cap during insertion and removal from the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Inventor: V. Gail La Barbera
  • Patent number: 5522437
    Abstract: A new oil recovery system comprising a collection container, a cover that is removably affixed to the container and an elongated tubular member that is connected to the cover and contains a number of collection ports adapted to receive new oil containers. The collection ports are in two styles, one for center spout containers and one for offset spout containers. The collection ports are located on only one side of the tube thereby allowing the invention to be used and stored in close proximity to a wall or other vertical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Inventor: Steven J. Blackburn
  • Patent number: 5522729
    Abstract: The invention is an educational device for children which is intended to teach children to be neat and orderly as well as color identification and left/right identification. It consists of a container supported in a stand or wall mount. The container is divided into at least two cells identified by color or indicia that lets children imagine that they are feeding a creature when they put an article into the container. The container may be formed from a flexible elastic or stretch material which will cause the creature to give the appearance of becoming fat as it fills up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Inventor: Keith E. Maddox
  • Patent number: 5522598
    Abstract: A ball toss game that uses a vertical pole with a panel, resembling an inverted lamp shade mounted on the end. The panel has holes in each quadrant for releasing resilient balls bounced off the floor and at least one wall. Each player has two attempts to score for each turn. The number to turns and value of each score is determined by the players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Inventors: Gloria D. Loyd, David W. Loyd
  • Patent number: 5522420
    Abstract: A metal or plastic container containing a ball valve switch and adapted to connect into a fuel line between the source and use, the container having front, back and side panels for protecting the switch and a door in the front panel for rapid access to the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Inventor: Kelly W. Martin
  • Patent number: 5522174
    Abstract: The invention is a hand tool for killing and disposing of bugs that walk, crawl or hop and includes an elongated handle with a trapezoidally shaped paddle on one end. The handle is mounted centrally on one side of the paddle. The other side of the paddle contains spikes one half inch in length and spaced with a density of one hundred per square inch. The handle is reinforced so that an impaled bug will be dislodged with a sharp rap on the side of a trash barrel. The entire tool is a single piece of molded plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Inventors: Vida A. Wagner, George D. Wagner
  • Patent number: 5511269
    Abstract: A hand held extendable wand containing a battery power supply and electric motor is controllable and directable by a pistol grip with switches for on-off and speed on one end. A shaft from the motor extends beyond the wand on the other end. Cleaning brushes attach to the motor shaft in one case and a reciprocating motion conversion block containing a shaped brush is attached to the wand housing and motor shaft in another case. The wand contains an adjustable extension to vary the length of reach of the brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Inventor: Kay F. Watson
  • Patent number: 5511850
    Abstract: A children's automobile safety seat including an L-shaped frame, a seat portion and a backrest portion constructed as an integral unit, both of which are connected to the L-shaped frame. A padded, C-shaped safety bar is attached to the L-shaped frame such that the safety bar is disposed in a generally horizontal plane which is parallel to the seat portion. There is a pivoting mechanism for pivotally connecting a first end of the safety bar to a first side of the L-shaped frame, and a disconnecting mechanism for detachably connecting a second end of the safety bar to a second side of the L-shaped frame. A first air bag is stored within the safety bar, and a second air bag is stored within the seat portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Inventor: Jimmy M. Coursey
  • Patent number: 5507656
    Abstract: The invention is a lock for male electrical connectors used with appliances and power equipment and consists of a housing with receiving slots for the connector prongs and a U-shaped spring in the housing containing nibs that engage the apertures on the connector prongs. A spring biased plunger engages the arms and cause them to release the prongs when depressed. Cooperating holes through the housing and the plunger allow a lock to pass through and disable the plunger. The spring biasing the plunger is selectibly changeable for situations where a stronger spring would negate the use of a lock. The housing is sufficiently thin that a three conductor plug could be locked without interference from the ground prong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Inventor: Matthew W. Ales
  • Patent number: D369051
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Inventor: Richard I. Marcoux
  • Patent number: D369497
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Inventor: Karen L. Seddon
  • Patent number: D369508
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Inventors: Ivoryne M. Jones, Seth M. Jones
  • Patent number: D369586
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Inventor: George Ocampo, Sr.
  • Patent number: D369709
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Inventor: Kelvin N. Triplett
  • Patent number: D370452
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Inventor: Terry D. Beasley
  • Patent number: D370939
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Inventor: Thomas G. Schaeffler
  • Patent number: D371013
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Inventors: Jeanette H. Smalls, Alonzo F. Smalls