Patents Represented by Attorney Richard G. Stephens
  • Patent number: 5797212
    Abstract: A portable fishing gear holder comprises a single piece of plastic having attachment means at its upper end to readily attach the device to any of many types of clothing, a plurality of forwardly-extending spring arms adapted to grasp and hold the handle of a standard fishing rod, a lower tongue acting as a shelf to limit downward movement of such a rod, and one or more hooks from which various articles of fishing gear may be suspended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Inventors: Thomas Kistner, Daren Dale Pilch
  • Patent number: 5788201
    Abstract: An article hanger or keeper comprises a wire formed as a major portion of one turn of a geometric solenoid with two hook end portions having bent-back ends which include bends of approximately .pi. radians ( around a radius approximating the diameter of the wire, to provide hangers which may be used singly or in series. The hangers are easy for a human to install and lock or unlock, without a need for any auxiliary tool, but very unlikely to become accidentally unlocked. One disclosed embodiment utilizes a slightly elliptical turn, which renders the hanger self-orienting to deter one type of accidental unlocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Perky-P Co.
    Inventor: Stewart Hardison
  • Patent number: 5642829
    Abstract: An article container is formed by two generally interlocking wire sheet pieces which fold together in clamshell fashion to provide a container for articles to which access may be had.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Assignee: Perky-P Co., A Colorado Partnership
    Inventor: Stewart Hardison
  • Patent number: 5597359
    Abstract: A motion platform system for tilting and moving an audience of seated people as they view scenes projected on a screen includes four hydraulic cylinders arranged not only to pitch, roll, and heave (vertically translate) the audience, but also to provide longitudinal acceleration and deceleration forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignee: Doron Precision Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Byerly
  • Patent number: 5322464
    Abstract: A thrown or flying toy includes a bubble-producing element having plural openings and capable of producing compound bubbles (plural bubbles attached to each other) which generally resemble the shape of a toy airplane or a cartoon-like character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1994
    Inventor: Richard Sanford
  • Patent number: 5240340
    Abstract: An improved leaf assembly for incorporation into a book, or formed as part of a cover of a book, to allow selective placement of a page adjacent or atop a selected leaf of the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Assignee: Cullman Ventures, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter F. Lynch, Scott W. Osiecki, Robert L. Naas
  • Patent number: 5172885
    Abstract: A holder assembly for mounting an umbrella on any of a variety of wire baskets used on golf carts includes a hollow tube in which an umbrella handle may be inserted and retained against accidental removal, with means to readily adjust the height of the umbrella, and means to accommodate various shapes and placements of wire baskets. The assembly also may be used on various other vehicles, and it is readily installable and removable without the use of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Inventor: Marjory K. Kreischer
  • Patent number: 5143175
    Abstract: A sawbuck comprising a first pair of members which support one end of a log at a given elevation, with means to support another portion of the log at a lesser elevation, and means to chain down a portion of a log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Inventor: Robert B. Tomko
  • Patent number: 5131848
    Abstract: A testing method and apparatus for determining the reaction time of machine operators, especially drivers of automotive vehicles. A series of images are projected onto a viewing screen to be observed by a student at a student station. The images comprise one or more visual depictions of various operating conditions, including non-threatening and threatening conditions. After presenting a sequence of non-threatening conditions images, an "action cue image" representing a threatening condition is projected. The elapsed time between the projection of the action cue image and the initiation of the required response of the student is measured to derive the student's reaction time, in terms of seconds or distance traveled at a specified speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Assignee: Doron Precision Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Warren K. Adams
  • Patent number: 5022290
    Abstract: A locking plier-wrench includes a first handle member having a first jaw member lockable at a plurality of positions relative to the handle member and removable from the handle member so that a different jaw member having a different length shank may be substituted, and a second jaw member pivotally mounted on the handle member and straddling the handle member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Inventor: Thomas F. Duffy
  • Patent number: D323264
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Inventor: James J. DeVigili
  • Patent number: D344629
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Inventors: Tracey H. Steffek, Stephen D. Steffek
  • Patent number: D349982
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Inventor: Stewart Hardison
  • Patent number: D355055
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Inventor: Stewart Hardison
  • Patent number: D358906
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Inventor: James E. Myers
  • Patent number: D376877
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Inventor: Stewart Hardison
  • Patent number: D378157
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Inventor: Joyce V. Jagger
  • Patent number: D392853
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Inventor: Stewart Hardison
  • Patent number: D398722
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Perky-P Co., a Colorado partnership
    Inventor: Stewart Hardison
  • Patent number: D401484
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Inventor: Stewart Hardison