Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Robert A. Spray
  • Patent number: 6591976
    Abstract: A novel and advantageous carrier mechanism, primarily useful for raising roofing shingle bundles, automatically by control by the user to lift and carry one or more of the shingle bundles or other items. A frame carries a plurality of co-operating features, including a driving mechanism, an electric motor, a pair of chains and their sprockets, and when one of the shelf brackets gets to a top dead center position, the object falls in an orderly fashion due to a baffle, with succeeding shelf brackets sequentially reaching the top dead center position. The mechanism s is provided to have a sort of “stop and go” operativity, providing a safety control. Safety is further provided by a cam mechanism which assures only an upward direction when carrying a bundle. Safety is further achieved by an angle bar gutter guard, preventing undue bending, leakage, or other damage to the gutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Inventor: Willard R. Barnett
  • Patent number: 6497816
    Abstract: A device to be used as part of a new or existing rain gutter system, positioned between and joining an open-end gutter and the downspout, that utilizes the movement of flowing rain water to keep the system open and draining by floating and pushing nuisance debris to and out the low open end on to the invention. Removal of the low point end stop and repositioning the downspout connector eliminates the primary causes of pooling and build up of debris. Very steep smooth parallel bars, covering the top of a trough-shaped collector box. receive the effluence and separate the solids from the liquid, as the solids slide down and off the end while the liquids fall between the bars into the collector box for passage to the downspout connected at the bottom. The device enables the gutters to discharge at speeds and volumes consistent with collection minimizing the possibility of spillage while, at the same time, keeping the system open and flowing without the need for frequent hand cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Inventor: William Naddy
  • Patent number: 6266927
    Abstract: Dome-type apparatus formed largely of flexible sheeting, with a fan or blower means inflatable to provide a chamber large enough to accommodate one or more human beings. The apparatus is also provided to be usable by just the fan or blower means without the dome member, so as to provide utility on occasions in which the dome member is not to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Inventor: Thomas A. Leslie
  • Patent number: 6199286
    Abstract: Apparatus for the laser guidance of the aiming function used by the shooter, and fiber optics to increase the usability of the weapon. One type of adjustment is provided by a vertically movable and vertically adjustable cam member; and a second adjustment is provided through arm linkage which adjusts a rotatable laser holding member. Futher features are the provision of a novel adjustable base means to adjust the laser for horizontal (windage) adjustment and also provided a standard of testing feature for testing vertical alignment. Fiber optics gives the shooter the means by which he is able to aim and shoot at farther targets in comparison to the lasers' limits of rangeability; and this fiber optic feature supplements the laser feature of the sight device, and the sight provides a novel sight pin feature. An adjustable lens device provides that the laser beam can be adjustably expanded rather than constricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Inventors: Robert L. Reed, Jr., Edwin D. Reed
  • Patent number: 6086484
    Abstract: A novel head for a golf putter. Its block body has a recess which extends completely from the bottom sole to the top face of the block body, the recess having side faces and a forward-facing back face.A supplemental body, which is formed from a material which is substantially lighter in specific gravity than the specific gravity of the remainder of the block body, fills the recess, extending between the side faces of the recess, and forwardly from the back face of the recess completely forwardly of the block body, providing the hitting surface in hitting the ball.Other features are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Inventor: Robert N. Uebelhor
  • Patent number: 6055419
    Abstract: A dual-band radio monitoring apparatus which provides the reception of transmissions on commercial AM/FM frequency band(s) to be monitored and interrupted by transmission(s) on a controlling VHF/UHF frequency band(s), especially for use by motor vehicle racing fans so that they may have a continual AM/FM reception which is muted for reception of the controlling VHF/UHF transmission of conversation between the race car driver and his pit crew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Driver's Radio, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph K. Beard
  • Patent number: 6053239
    Abstract: As a supplement to this inventor's prior U.S. Pat. No. 5,727,621, this invention provides, in the combination with that patent, the additional concept of a terminal receiver means. It provides appropriate cleansing and testing features for the water which has served its geothermal purpose.The thermally-used geoexchange water is routed back to the primary water line at an inlet thereinto which is close to the primary water line's outlet from which that water had been drawn, providing a great savings of a lengthy "return" line, entered upstream of the distant primary water-treatment means as contemplated in that prior patent as being the presumably necessary way of certainty of elimination of any contamination entered to water by the geothermal usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Hardin Geotechnologies, LLC.
    Inventor: James R. Hardin
  • Patent number: 6044513
    Abstract: A mop apparatus assembly having receptor teeth, and a handle member screwed into the socket. A sponge pick-up head member is carried by the base member by being gripped by the receptor teeth.Other details are shown and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Inventor: Margo R. Penn
  • Patent number: 5984800
    Abstract: A novel head for a golf putter. A block body has a sole and at least one side wall extending upwardly, with a supplemental body inlaid onto the block body. One edge of the supplemental body is positioned contiguously adjacent the block body's side wall. The supplemental body is formed of laminated strips of stock of differing colors, and the strips are cut at two angles to the block body, a variation in coloration appearing by the exposed end portions of successive sheets of stock. The cutting of the strips of stock is done after the supplemental body is inlaid onto the block body, providing that the adjacent portions of the block body's side wall and the supplemental body are flush with respect to one another, with the block body's side wall serving as a template. The cutting at a compound angle achieves a design of lining and coloration which is other than fore-and-aft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Inventor: Robert N. Uebelhor
  • Patent number: 5895862
    Abstract: A dual-action disconnect valve mechanism for a double column manometer that simultaneously disconnects both tubes of the manometer from external pressure regions or sources, and a fluid displacement reservoir conveniently adjustable for varying the device's reservoir capacity and the height of liquid in the tubes, this adjustment being by a screw type adjustment which easily and conveniently achieves an accurate condition of the liquid levels being substantially exactly at the zero calibration marking. The concepts provide that supplying the manometer liquid at a precise height along the calibration scale without having to move the scale relative to the tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Inventor: Steven R. Peabody
  • Patent number: 5733121
    Abstract: A lock device for holding "open" position of a person's mandible (lower) jaw bone, for facilitating medical treatments such as emergency intubation and other procedures, dental work, etc., particularly on a patient who is either unconscious or for some other reason is not cooperative.A pair of force lugs, carried on support-beam members, are for imposing a force oppositely against a person's mandible teeth set and upper or skull (maxilla) teeth set. The beam members are pivotally interconnected; and have an extension arm outwardly and rearwardly extending from the outer end, being a retroflex member which in use of the device extends generally horizontally and rearwardly along the person's cheek, providing ease of manual grasping and other advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Inventor: MacDonald H. Goode
  • Patent number: 5727621
    Abstract: A geothermal energy installation and system, in which the field of potable water is utilized by a secondary conduit system to route potable water from an inlet in the user's line coming from the potable water field but upstream of the user's meter, through the heat exchanger equipment of a user, and back to the field at a point upstream of the final treatment processing stage of the field. Thus, the thermal energy of the water of the field is utilized without adding the cost of the volume of potable water use by the user, and is re-processed if somehow contaminated in the secondary conduit systems; and although the secondary conduit system delivers water back to the field at a changed temperature, depending upon the heat exchanger effect, the relatively large volume of water of the potable water field assures that the returned water does not even substantially alter the temperature of the potable water field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Assignee: Geotech, LLC (a non-incorporated company)
    Inventor: James R. Hardin
  • Patent number: 5670989
    Abstract: An auxiliary module for computer apparatus providing the basic function of an organizer as to the slack or excess wad of cord which connects the mouse roll-around input device to the computer. In one form it provides a can-like shell releasably held over an upright spool-like spindle, the shell and spindle being movably and releasably held together for the user to manage the lengthy strip of excess cord, the shell both retaining and concealing the excess cord; and in another embodiment the cord is kept interiorly of a body member by lipped flanges carried by a spindle portion of the body member, all yielding both attractiveness of the work area and avoidance of the bother by the mouse cord as the mouse is manipulated in its use of controlling the computer screen's pointer or curser feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Inventor: David B. Owen
  • Patent number: D436161
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Inventor: Thomas A. Leslie
  • Patent number: D445494
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Inventor: Thomas A. Leslie
  • Patent number: D463856
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Inventor: Thomas A. Leslie
  • Patent number: D391388
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: Babesball Cap, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Higgins, Jerry Piotrowicz
  • Patent number: D416300
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Inventor: Robert N. Uebelhor
  • Patent number: D418595
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Inventor: Thomas A. Leslie
  • Patent number: D432607
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Inventor: Robert N. Uebelhor