Patents Represented by Attorney Richard L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8104234
    Abstract: A prefabricated decorative frieze trim for securement to a lower surface of an eave and an exterior wall surface of a building which comprises a low gauge flexible sheet having a front face with an infinite variety of different ornamental shapes that can be formed thereon. A substrate member is applied to an internal surface of the low grade flexible sheet to provide structural rigidity thereto. A mechanism formed on the low grade flexible sheet is for securing the low grade flexible sheet to the lower surface of the eave and upper portion of the exterior wall surface of the building, whereby a free edge of a soffit component and a free edge of a wall siding can be retained thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Steven T. Sawyer
  • Patent number: 8079768
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering paint to a paint roller directly from a paint can with a compartment for holding a paint brush which comprises a housing. A mechanism is for securing the housing to an exterior surface of a cylindrical side wall of the paint can. A roller wiper component is also provided. Another mechanism is for mounting the roller wiper component on the housing to extend over the paint can. After a roller cover of the paint roller is charged with paint contained in the paint can, excessive paint on the roller cover of the paint roller will be removed therefrom by the roller wiper component to safely drip back into the paint can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 8075822
    Abstract: The method of fabricating a stone-hard, mold-free, scented and decorative bead includes the steps of drying flower petals, finely chopping the dried petals, simmering the finely chopped petals, cooking off excess fluid from the simmered petals and straining to form a pulp, spreading the pulp and placing in a food dehydrator on low setting to form a dried pulp, milling the dried pulp m a flour mill on highest/finest setting to form a petal powder, mixing the petal powder with gum arabic solution and either flower oil or olive oil to form a clay composition, using either a form or hand rolling the clay composition to form a bead, piercing the bead with a pin, rotating the bead on the pin to form a dned bead, removing the dried bead from the pin to form a pierced bead, determining if a smoother surface is desired, if so buffing with final finish sandpaper, and determining if a shiny bead is desired, if so touching lightly petroleum jelly onto the pierced bead and wiping off to shine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventors: Lynne A. Strollo, Christine Fasano
  • Patent number: 8033417
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding a stackable bucket in place when mixing materials therein which comprises the stackable bucket having a bottom wall joined to a continuous tapered side wall extending upwardly therefrom to form a rim larger than the bottom wall. The stackable bucket can be placed into another stackable bucket for storage when not in use. A pair of rectangular shaped footpads are provided. A mechanism is for pivotally securing each rectangular shaped footpad into the bottom wall of the stackable bucket at an opposite side of the stackable bucket. When the rectangular shaped footpads are pivoted outwardly away from opposite sides of the side wall of the stackable bucket and the bottom wall of the stackable bucket is placed upon a floor, a person will stand upon the pair of rectangular shaped footpads to prevent rotation of the stackable bucket when mixing the materials within the stackable bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas A. Fallacaro
  • Patent number: 8024998
    Abstract: Locking pliers for being one-handed adjustable, clampable, and releasable. The locking pliers includes a fixed portion, a movable portion, a first apparatus for moving the movable portion relative to the fixed portion a desired amount in order to clamp a workpiece using only one hand, and a second apparatus for releasing the movable portion from the fixed portion in order to release the workpiece using only the one hand. The movable portion is movably connected to the fixed portion. The first apparatus is operatively connected to the fixed portion. The second apparatus is operatively connected to the movable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Pablo D. Valencia
  • Patent number: 8012994
    Abstract: A method for treating sensorineural hearing loss caused by different factors, such as hyperbilirubinemia, birth injuries, viral and bacterial infections, ototoxic medications, Usher's syndrome, craniocerebral trauma with a fracture of the base of the scull and the pyramid of the temporal bone, and neurinomas. The method includes administering donepezil hydrochloride (ARICEPTĀ®) in a dosage of 2.5 to 5 mg for an adult, one to two times a day, for 3 to 15 courses of treatment of 20-25 days each. For a child, the dosage is reduced to a range of 0.625 to 1.25 mg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Victor V. Sevastyanov
  • Patent number: 8002349
    Abstract: A chair provisioned with an apparatus for converting solar energy to power electrical devices which comprises the chair having a seat member and a backrest member to support a person thereon. A mechanism stored in the chair, is for converting the solar energy into electrical energy. At least one socket in the chair is electrically connected to the solar energy converting mechanism, wherein at least one of the electrical devices can plug into the at least one socket to receive the electrical energy therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Paul M. Pizzuto
  • Patent number: 7993313
    Abstract: An apparatus to receive feces from an ostomy pouch or urine from a person for disposal which comprises an adjustable strap member worn about a neck of the person to hang down therefrom. A waste receptacle is provided. A mechanism is for detachably mounting the waste receptacle to distal ends of the adjustable strap member at a groin area of the person. The person can discharge the feces from an open end of the ostomy pouch and also urinate into the waste receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: William P. Roche
  • Patent number: 7978566
    Abstract: A timing apparatus for alerting a user when time has elapsed which comprises a base. A post extends vertically and centrally from the base. A mechanism extends through the base and the post, for indicating when a set time has elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Christopher Russo
  • Patent number: 7975323
    Abstract: A filter for preventing hair from becoming clogged in a drain which comprises a flat annular strainer and a magnetic rim on the periphery of said flat annular strainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Ethel J. Dees
  • Patent number: D646713
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventors: Richard J. Maiaro, Kenneth Lauro
  • Patent number: D648447
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: William Sims
  • Patent number: D648508
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventors: Matthew Caselli, Michael A. Souza, Jr., Alexandra A. Souza
  • Patent number: D649431
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Mark W. Shartel
  • Patent number: D650577
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Richard D. Glander
  • Patent number: D651563
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Michael C. Telvi
  • Patent number: D652713
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Philip J. D'Abbraccio
  • Patent number: D653833
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventors: Lewis E. Thompson, Janice H. Thompson
  • Patent number: D655507
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventors: Robert F. Alcorn, Gary N. James
  • Patent number: D655908
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Jennifer M. Eakin