Patents Represented by Attorney Roger A. Marrs
  • Patent number: 6517167
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for a movable decorative member to be mounted on a rotatable wheel hub including a weighted mass having a mounting portion carrying a ball bearing disposed on a boss provided on a securement cap stud. The stud includes a threaded shaft engageable with the coupler or hub per se. The coupler is a flanged base or a base having radially projecting legs wherein either the flanged base or the radial legs are detachably connected with the hub. The bearing has a turning axis and the weighted mass decorative member is eccentric or off-center of the turning axis so that the decorative member downwardly depends from the bearing in a static appearing condition. A fixed, decorative member may be included which is secured to the hub so as to rotate therewith while the movable decorative member appears stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Inventor: Scott Baker
  • Patent number: 6488532
    Abstract: A flex cabling having a socket connector at one end and a pair of terminal caps at the other end. The flex cabling is plastic or the like into which at least one run of flat conductor material or wire is embedded extending from a pair of polarized terminals in the socket connector to the respective terminal caps. The flex cabling provides a one-piece unitary construction and the terminal caps are insertably receive the respective terminals on the battery. The terminals of the socket connector are marked with positive and negative indicia so that a mismatch of polarity from a plug of a battery charger cannot be misaligned. Misalignment is further avoided by providing a keyway in the cabling socket connector so that the connectors of the plug from the charger can only be inserted into the terminal openings of the socket connector in proper orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Inventor: Alfiero Balzano
  • Patent number: 6478277
    Abstract: A sanitary mount or stand for a container having a two-component construction with a platform for supporting the container. The platform is detachably connected to a support base which constitutes a barrier interfering with the path of insects which would normally follow a path leading to the contents of the container. The support base includes a circular barrier defined between an outer wall and an inner wall channel which may serve as a moat for holding a quantity of liquid or a sticky substance. The container may include a downwardly depending shoulder or stud and a threaded shank or pin and slot attachment which is wherein engagement of the shoulder with the support base provides a separation between the underside of the food container carrying platform and the support base that cannot be traversed by the insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Inventor: Richard J. Winquest
  • Patent number: 6460313
    Abstract: A machine for producing a packaging filler material employing inflated pouches or cells fabricated from a tubular supply of plastic-like material having a top and bottom integral fold so that a pair of sheets are defined with their opposing inner surfaces establishing a compartment. Sealed strips, which are spaced apart in parallel relationship, define the sides of each pouch compartment. The machine includes a first work station having a source of tubular material that is introduced to a second or cutter station for severing the top fold of the tubular material followed by introduction to a third or inflation station where a source of pressurized fluid is fed to the pouch compartment. A sealing station follows the inflation station where the top opening to the pouch is closed such as by heat sealing. Idler rollers smoothly conduct the material past each of the respective work stations in a serial fashion and provide a gap for effecting inflation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Inventor: Andrew Cooper
  • Patent number: 6458126
    Abstract: A combined device for simultaneously dissecting tissue, suctioning loose tissue and coagulating tissue during a surgical procedure having a hand-held elongated housing supporting an elongated body enclosing a metallic suction tube electrically conductive wherein the tube terminates at the distal end with an opening adjacent to an integrally formed electrical element. The tube is covered with insulation with the element exposed to provide a tissue dissecting and coagulating surface. Therefore, the electrical element serves to sever tissue as well as to coagulate simultaneously with suctioning of fluids from the surgical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Inventor: Donald E. Doyle
  • Patent number: 6419589
    Abstract: An automatic golf ball placement device having a storage tube for holding a quantity of golf balls preparatory for placement onto a tee. One end of the tube receives the balls for storage while the opposite includes an opening for dispensing the first ball into a rotatable receiver for transfer to a dispensing shoot for delivery to the tee. The receiver is weighted so that upon placement of a ball on the tee, the receiver revolves back to the storage tube for accepting the next ball for dispensing onto the tee. A pedal attached to the receiver is actuated by a player's foot or engagement with a golf club to urge rotation of the receiver to dispense the first ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Inventor: Ronald Carter
  • Patent number: 6409137
    Abstract: A food or beverage holder for seatback tray includes a food or beverage portion having a platform with an open recess for receiving a container such as a cup, glass or can. A universal joint may mount the portions together for folding or storage. The platform includes a hook or an adjustable grip for engaging with the edge of a seatback mounted tray or an armrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Inventor: Yen Tran
  • Patent number: 6405742
    Abstract: A sun shade having an elongated member laterally supported from the end of a pole by a universal joint permitting rotational and angular movement of the member with respect to the longitudinal axis of the pole itself. The pole includes a telescoping arrangement whereby the pole can be lengthened or shortened at the discretion of the user. The end of the pole opposite to its end carrying the member includes a universal mount connected to a firm anchor or support by a suitable clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Inventor: James J. Driscoll
  • Patent number: 6404565
    Abstract: A magnifying scope and accessory holder having a main body having an upper end of reduced dimension for supporting a viewing aperture including an eye cup and window arrangement and a lower portion that includes an open-ended bore occupied by a focus tube in the form of a movable cylinder. The eye cup and window arrangement further includes a viewing lens which is of a suitable magnifying power. A mount is carried on the end of the focusing tube cylinder that detachably receives a variety of specimen holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Inventor: Bruce J. Russell
  • Patent number: 6387474
    Abstract: An external top coating on a toy vehicle provides a multi-color or hue variation dependent upon the angle at which illuminating rays or energy strike the coating. The coating is applied directly over previously applied color coating and application may be by spray, brush or airbrush. The external coating is characterized as combining a plurality of pigments into a carrying medium which is then applied to the exposed surface of a previously coated toy vehicle. The multi-pigmented coating includes a thin transparence or glaze of protective material so that the multi-hue or colored layer is not readily scratched or marred. A feature resides in that the multi-pigmented or hued coating is sufficiently transparent or translucent in order to provide design ornamentation applied with the conventional pre-coating to be seen therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Inventor: David W. Richards
  • Patent number: 6388534
    Abstract: A crystal oscillator including a laser light source for emitting a laser beam to an aligned quartz crystal coupled to an oscillator circuit by an optical feedback network. The optical feedback network is responsive to variations of misalignment of the laser beam with the crystal and correction signals generated for introduction back to the crystal to bring its frequency back to a constant standard frequency output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Inventors: Alfiero Balzano, Armando Benavides, Carl Peterson
  • Patent number: 6382200
    Abstract: A trigger mechanism having a trigger plate slidably carried in a firearm frame for linear movement. The plate includes a rear cam surface on which a sear functions via a cam follower. The plate is provided with a single hole for holding a leg or pin of a firing valve L-shaped member. The frame has a pair of aligned slots separated by the trigger plate for slidably receiving the leg or pin of the L-shaped member. A stop lug is integrally provided on the trigger plate ahead of the L-shaped member mounting hole operable to engage the frame to stop forward movement by the trigger plate. An anti-frictional coating or finish is carried on external surfaces of the trigger plate and the sear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Sergey Levkov
  • Patent number: 6382869
    Abstract: An above-grade trafficway barrier adapted to arrest heavy vehicles, with an obstruction member extending between opposite sides of the trafficway, and controlled by its known mass deposed upon the grade level and preferably by spaced inertia blocks deposed at opposite sides of the trafficway, the known mass not to exceed the strength of the obstruction member and coupling thereof regardless of the vehicle mass. Impact force being gradually applied and dissipated by the known mass through a lever system with simultaneous roll, turn and sliding movements of said spaced masses; whereby the obstruction member is not subjected to greater force exerted by the impacting vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Harry D. Dickinson
  • Patent number: D456774
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Jae S. Kim
  • Patent number: D459420
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Inventor: Robson L. Splane, Jr.
  • Patent number: D462447
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Inventor: Donald E. Doyle
  • Patent number: D463298
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Inventor: James Webb
  • Patent number: D468826
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Inventor: Donald E. Doyle
  • Patent number: D469585
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Inventor: Susan L. LaCroix
  • Patent number: D470186
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Inventor: Arthur Fuss