Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Robert T. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8049128
    Abstract: This invention is for a trigger switch apparatus for a hand held electric drill and includes a control of the electric power to a drill for fast or slow rotation of the drill bit by moving a rheostat contact bridge over a rheostat coil section for control of the rotation speed of the drill bit, and further a leaf spring holds the trigger carriage stop shoulder onto the carriage, and on seizure, kick back or sudden torque of the drill bit there is a cut off of power and the switch reverts to an “off” or “open” position, which then requires re-setting of the switch to a “closed” or “on” position for re-actuating operation of the hand held electric drill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel D. Witt
  • Patent number: 7824713
    Abstract: A method for treating diaper rash, leg ulcers and bed sores using super hydrated bacteriostatic topical preparation with a stable acid pH 5.82, by applying this topical application, which is a mixture of anhydrous lanolin (USP), water, boric acid powder (USP), edible corn starch, white petrolatum, cosmetic grade, and zinc oxide ointment (USP 20% zinc oxide) mixed in a paddle mixer at a temperature of about 100° F. to 107° F. then applying topically, the super hydrated bacteriostatic preparation, at room temperature, on the rash, leg ulcers, or bed sores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: Wallace W. Shong
  • Patent number: 7765765
    Abstract: A method of assembling molded forms of expanded closed cell polystyrene to receive poured concrete for foundations and walls for buildings, including a laid course of forms molded of expanded polystyrene having vertical spaces in the forms and a plastic or metal strip With claws attached to the plastic or metal strip, and the strip is placed in a groove channel in the form and the strip extending into a groove in next abutting form of expanded polystyrene, and the strip width extending into a groove in the next laid course of expanded polystyrene forms and reinforcing bars placed vertically in vertical spaces in the forms of expanded polystyrene, and the reinforcing bars placed vertically in the vertical spaces and held in position by an aperture guide wire having a bias cut on leg end of the aperture guide wire and spanner wires extending across from side to side of the forms of expanded polystyrene, and the spanner wires having bias cut leg ends to stab into the top edges of the forms of expanded polystyren
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Eugene R. Perronne
  • Patent number: 7694772
    Abstract: This invention of a “FORWARD CAB ARTICULATED TRACTOR” comprises a front cab section and an articulating joint attached to the rear of the front cab section and a rear section attached to the rear of the articulated joint with the front of the rear section attached to the rear section of the articulated joint and a gas driven internal combustion engine mounted in the rear section of the forward cab articulated tractor, and the gas driven engine connected to drive a hydraulic fluid pump to provide hydraulic fluid to a manifold and the manifold to supply hydraulic fluid to lines connected to disc brakes and to steer the forward cab articulated tractor by activating hydraulic fluid from the manifold to cylinders attached to the articulated joint and to the rear of front cab section. The front wheels are provided with brakes activated by hydraulic fluid from the manifold and the brakes are further activated by a spring loaded cylinder which is activated by shut off of hydraulic fluid from the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: M-B Companies Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Doll
  • Patent number: 7581917
    Abstract: Overhead cargo rack apparatus for pickup trucks is described and includes an electromechanical actuator jack mounted onto a tiltable cargo platform and the electromechanical actuator jack actuated by a reversible switch connected to a circuit breaker connected to the pickup truck battery to tilt the tiltable cargo platform, and cargo mounted on the cargo platform and the cargo platform with cargo mounted thereon balanced on a fulcrum and the tilting raising the front end of the cargo platform and cargo mounted thereon to then lower the rear of the cargo platform and cargo mounted thereon to be in a loading or unloading mode and as an alternate the tilting action can be done manually by pulling downward the rear end of the tiltable cargo platform with cargo mounted thereon, and the electromechanical actuator jack in disconnect mode, when the tiltable cargo platform with cargo loaded thereon is balanced on the fulcrum mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Inventor: Daniel A. Depagter
  • Patent number: 7401482
    Abstract: Portable locker apparatus is disclosed comprising three parts or components which includes a locker body formed of plastic material a tray for holding beverage cans placed horizontally on wave form ridges in the tray, and a carrying bag fitting around the portable locker apparatus, and in this first embodiment a cable fitting in slots in the portable locker apparatus with a padlock connecting eyelets on the cable ends and to anchor the whole assembly as needed. The second embodiment excludes the cable and slots but includes all other components of the portable locker apparatus, beverage tray and carrying bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Innovation Creation Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Shaw, Jeffrey S. McCallum, legal representative, Kenneth R. McCallum
  • Patent number: 7163492
    Abstract: Physical therapy walking exercise apparatus is disclosed and includes a gear motor driven V belt sheave a V belt on the V belt sheave and the V belt extending to fit on a driven fly wheel, beams concentrically attached to the axle leg of the driven fly wheel and foot placement shoes mounted on the beams and knee stabilizer attachment pads attached to rods reciprocating on actuation of the apparatus assembly and electrical stimulation leads extending to electrodes for attachment to thighs of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Inventor: Aleko D. Sotiriades
  • Patent number: 6964502
    Abstract: Retrofit fluorescent light tube fixture apparatus of this invention includes a metal reflector of an inverted wave shape and fluorescent light tubes, attached to sockets, mounted in the troughs of the inverted wave shape, and a formed plastic having the same contour as the inverted wave shape, and the formed plastic fitting intimately on the back of the reflectors to be a sub-assembly, and this subassembly fitting onto a ceiling mount channel wherein side walls of the ceiling mount channel fitting into slots in sidewalls of the formed plastic backing, and the side walls of the formed plastic backing attached to live plastic hinges also attached to the formed plastic backing. Preferred material for the formed plastic backing is a rigid polyvinylchloride (PVC), and flexible PVC for the live plastic hinge. The live plastic hinge allows drop down of either side of the fixture apparatus without de-mounting from the ceiling mount channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Inventor: Neal R. Verfuerth
  • Patent number: 6823894
    Abstract: Splay nozzle apparatus attached to the outlet end of a lateral spout, to splay the water laterally from the outlet to overcome the problem of erosion of the ground as had on direct flow from a lateral spout onto the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Inventors: James A. Koller, Lee A. Roehrig
  • Patent number: 6774619
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for comparison of electric power efficiency of lighting sources includes electric power supply to a first circuit and first light, and electric power supply to a second circuit and second light, and a first light meter and a second light meter to measure the light intensity of the first light and second light respectively and a clamp-on ammeter on the electric power line to the first light source and a clamp-on ammeter on the electric power line to the second light source and each clamp-on ammeter connected to a separate window in a computer to show the amperes drawn by each light source, and each light meter connected to a window in the computer to determine equal light from each lighting source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventors: Neal R. Verfuerth, Michael J. Potts
  • Patent number: 6763601
    Abstract: A planting template sheet apparatus for, and method of planting flowers, shrubs, bulbs or seeds through apertures in the template sheet, and the apertures adjoin indicia indicating specific plant locations, and the type of plant, as indicated on a template index page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventor: Stephen M. Turley
  • Patent number: 6758580
    Abstract: Disclosure is made of a fluorescent elongated light fixture having a plurality of elongated light reflectors and each end of the light reflectors attached to socket mount/wire raceway arms attached to ends of ballast channel assembly and sockets for a plurality of fluorescent, elongated light tubes mounted on socket mount/wire raceway arms at each end of the longitudinal light reflectors on the concave side, and a plurality of fluorescent light tubes inserted into the fluorescent light tube sockets on the concave side of the light reflectors and one ballast in the ballast channel, and the reflectors having a cross section of a parabola and rim edges bent outward on each edge of the reflectors, and the rim edges of the reflectors overlapping the adjacent rim on assembly of the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Inventor: Neal R. Verfuerth
  • Patent number: 6746274
    Abstract: This invention includes a motion detector, electric connector harness apparatus, and master-slaves and connections to fluorescent tube light fixtures and electric power line connected to the motion detector, or to a master-slave in the electric connector harness apparatus and the motion detector responding to any motion in its field of view to activate lighting of the fluorescent light fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Inventor: Neal R. Verfuerth
  • Patent number: 6710588
    Abstract: To reduce the electric power demand in lighting the inside of buildings, apparatus and method for determining the most efficient lighting method, when comparing for example incandescent lighting with fluorescent lighting based on electric power demand for most efficient lighting, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Inventors: Neal R. Verfuerth, Michael J. Potts
  • Patent number: D508829
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Donald E. Bitter
  • Patent number: D538462
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Neal R. Verfuerth, Donald C. Heimerman, Kenneth J. Wetenkamp, Ronald E. Ernst
  • Patent number: D550722
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: M-B Companies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Doll
  • Patent number: D483332
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Inventor: Neal R. Verfuerth
  • Patent number: D486873
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: Louis E. Sorensen
  • Patent number: D594882
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Inventor: Lynn W. Schultz