Patents Represented by Law Firm Rhodes & Ascolillo
  • Patent number: 5485359
    Abstract: A remote control holder and illumination device, for a remote control having a keypad has a base, an illumination member and a mirror housing adjustment member. The base has a guide passage therein. A fastening member is attached to the upper surface of the base to fasten the base to the remote control. The illumination member has a support frame slidingly attached to the base. A mirror housing is connected to the support frame. A convex mirror is attached to the mirror housing. The mirror may be curved in a convex or concave manner. A mirror housing adjustment member has a guide tab, connected to the support frame, that traverses the guide passage. An actuation member extends through the guide passage to allow the user to adjust the position of the mirror housing along the length of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Inventor: William J. Galvin
  • Patent number: 5482195
    Abstract: A fish stringer apparatus, in combination with a fish stringer cord, has a substantially semi-hemispheric leg. There is a first end and a second end on the substantially semi-hemispheric leg. A hinge mechanism is attached to the first end. The hinge mechanism has a hinge base and there is a first stop and a second stop on the hinge base. There is a latch bar that has a hinge end and a latch end. The latch bar is hingedly connected to the hinge mechanism at the hinge end of the latch bar. A latch mechanism attached to the second end of the semi-hemispheric leg. The latch bar is releasingly placed in the latch mechanism. The latch bar abuts the second stop causing the latch end of the latch bar to stop below the entrance to the latch mechanism. This causes the latch bar to be bent above the entrance to the latch mechanism in order to springingly bias the latch end of the latch bar down into the latch mechanism by way of the entrance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Inventor: Sidney C. Hobbs
  • Patent number: 5482342
    Abstract: A storage assembly has a storage rack. The storage rack has a back rack wall, a right side rack wall connected to the back rack wall and a left side rack wall connected to the back rack wall. The left side rack wall directly opposes the right side rack wall. At least one first rail, but preferably a plurality of first rails, are connected to the right side rack wall. At least one second rail, but preferably a plurality of second rails, are connected to the left side rack wall. There is a top rack wall and a bottom rack wall connected to the back rack wall. The top rack wall is also connected to the left side rack wall and connected to the right side rack wall. At least one storage bin has a back bin wall and a front bin wall. The storage bin has a right side bin wall connected to the back bin wall and connected to the front bin wall. A left side bin wall is connected to the back bin wall and is connected to the front bin wall. There is a first groove, to receive the first rail, in the right side bin wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Inventors: Dennis G. Kowalski, Laureen A. Davis
  • Patent number: 5481817
    Abstract: An adjustable firearm support for use in adjusting the sights of a firearm is disclosed. The firearm support includes a substantially horizontally disposed tube having an armrest movably attached to one end thereof and a gun cradle movably attached to an opposite end thereof. A telescopic stand is pivotally and slidably coupled to the tube by a clevis and facilitates providing vertical support for the tube. The stand, in turn, may be releasably clamped to the stationary object. The clevis is rotatably engageable with the tube so as to permit the tube to be rotated in a horizontal plane. The clevis is further pivotal so as to permit the tube to be pivoted in a vertical plane. The firearm support is not limited in its application to adjusting firearm sights but may be set up at a hunting site, and attached to a tree stand or other solid object, for use in providing a steady rest when sighting and firing at game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Inventor: Michael A. Parker
  • Patent number: 5482270
    Abstract: A gripping member, for a handle portion of a bat held in at least one hand of a user, has a first longitudinally curvilinear shim and a second longitudinally curvilinear shim positioned substantially opposite the first longitudinally curvilinear shim. The first longitudinally curvilinear shim and the second longitudinally curvilinear shim intimately abut an outer surface of the handle portion. The first longitudinally curvilinear shim and said second longitudinally curvilinear shim each have a resilient cushioning member. The cushioning member of each shim includes four radial indentations into which the fingers of either the right or left hand are placed. The shims are designed to be used as either a left-hand or a right hand grip. The shims may be placed on the handle so that the ball does not split along the grain of a wooden bat and may be located on the handle for a preferred grip. The size of the shims may be selected prior to placement on the handle to accommodate the size of the batter's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Inventor: J. Al Smith
  • Patent number: 5481143
    Abstract: A self-starting, brushless direct current motor including a rotor assembly, a stator assembly, the stator assembly including a circular ring member and a plurality of electromagnets positioned circumferentially around the circular ring member, and a triggering mechanism for energizing and deenergizing each of the electromagnets in a predetermined sequence to produce a rotary motion of the rotor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Inventor: Brian K. Burdick
  • Patent number: 5480318
    Abstract: A common, grounded three-conductor male electrical plug including in the grounded blade a spring biased catch for engaging the walls of a female receptacle and locking the plug in the receptacle. An aperture in the plug allows a non-conductive tool to move the catch against the spring bias and away from the walls of the receptacle to unlock the plug and permit removal from the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Inventor: Dale E. Garrison
  • Patent number: 5480075
    Abstract: A wet gear hanger has a vertical support member and a hook support member swivelly connected to an end of the vertical support member. An upper swivel member housing is connected to the vertical support member and an upper swivel member is rotatively inserted in the upper swivel member housing. There is a first upper support member connected to an end of the upper swivel member and a second upper support member connected to another end of the upper swivel member. A first lower swivel member is rotatively inserted in a first lower swivel member housing. There is a second lower swivel member rotatively inserted into a second lower swivel member housing. A third lower swivel member is rotatively inserted into a third lower swivel member housing. A second lower support member is connected to the second lower swivel member. There is an upper support swivel member lock in the upper swivel member. A first lower swivel member lock is located in the first lower swivel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Inventor: Clegg G. Robinson
  • Patent number: 5477897
    Abstract: A recovery system for new oil including a first closed container with two sealable openings, one used for filling and one used for draining the container. A second container having six open ports on one side for receiving empty one quart oil containers and a single port at the lowest point on the other side adapted to fit into the first container fill opening, and means to stabilize the container over the fill opening. A sight window with indicia is located in the first container to provide an indication of the quantity of clean oil stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Inventor: Brian S. Scofield
  • Patent number: 5477928
    Abstract: The invention provides extension links for lawn maintenance equipment to move the front axle forward and allow oversize wheels to be used, increasing flotation capability for soft soil while maintaining the height adjustability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Inventor: Robert Forgrave
  • Patent number: 5477583
    Abstract: An implement for cleaning mowing machinery, adapted for connection to the end of a hose, which receives a pressurized supply of water. The implement includes a tube, a channel for passage of the pressurized water extending through the tube, a connection mechanism for connecting one end of the tube to the hose, and a scraper element disposed at the other end of the tube. The scraper element has a base section, a hosel-like neck section, connected to one end of the base section, and a water outlet positioned over the base section. Finally, there is a pivot mechanism for adjustably rotating the scraper element about the tube through a range of approximately 180 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Inventor: Thomas L. Deloe
  • Patent number: 5476153
    Abstract: An apparatus for leveling a ladder having at least two vertical supports has a vertical support gripping member that has a support wall and a gripping wall attached to the support wall. A plurality of gripping wall teeth is on the gripping wall. A tightening member wall is attached to the support wall and opposes the gripping wall. A first vertical support retaining member is attached to the gripping wall. A second vertical support retaining member is attached to the tightening member wall. The guide channel is formed by the support wall, the gripping wall, the tightening member wall, the first vertical support retaining member and the second vertical support retaining member. One of the vertical support members is slidingly engaged within the guide channel. A threadingly adjustable tightening member, threadingly engaged in a threaded port in the vertical support, releasingly abuts a first outer surface of one of the vertical supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Inventors: Craig A. Dickerson, Julie R. Dickerson
  • Patent number: 5475879
    Abstract: A system for overflow protection for swimming pools and tanks that conserves water by taking excess water from the bottom of the tank including a weighted hose directed near the bottom of the tank and connected to the protector. The protector has inlet, outlet and vent passages, where the inlet is at an elevation below the surface of the pool and the nadir of the outlet passage is at the surface elevation of the pool and the vent is open. A hose connected to the outlet directs overflow away from the pool. Charging the weighted hose will cause fluid above the outlet elevation to discharge excess fluid. In an alternative embodiment a plug is inserted into the vent and charging the weighted hose will cause the pool to drain to the level of the end of the hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Inventor: Bernard R. Miller
  • Patent number: 5475883
    Abstract: A wave generating device for waterbeds, including an undulation mechanism for producing a first wave motion on a mattress of a waterbed, with the first wave motion including a repetitive, upward force which is orthogonal to a bottom surface of the mattress. A vibration mechanism produces a second wave motion on the mattress of the waterbed, with the second wave motion including repetitive, lateral forces in substantially the same plane as the bottom surface of the mattress. There is a control mechanism for adjustably controlling the speed of both the undulation and, vibration mechanisms, along with a housing mechanism for containing them. Finally, there is a securing mechanism for attaching the housing mechanism to an underside surface of a mattress supporting platform in the waterbed, and wiring for electrically connecting the control mechanism to the housing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Inventor: Mary R. Martin
  • Patent number: D365716
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Inventor: Alan P. Rose, Sr.
  • Patent number: D366134
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Inventor: Lois H. Kolligian
  • Patent number: D366150
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Inventor: Dale R. Suchomel
  • Patent number: D366171
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Inventor: Mark A. Green
  • Patent number: D366210
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Inventor: Stanley J. McConner
  • Patent number: D366300
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Inventor: Joseph Veliucci