Patents Represented by Law Firm Roy, Kiesel, Patterson & Abadie
  • Patent number: 4219238
    Abstract: A power driven device for removing roof shingles from roofs is disclosed having angled shingle remover bars mounted on a rotary driven reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1980
    Inventor: Edward J. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 4206566
    Abstract: A toy device comprising a hand-held manipulating handle having an opening at one end through which at least one end of a straight, round shaft can pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1980
    Inventor: Fred L. Churchman
  • Patent number: 4202663
    Abstract: Method of dye absorption into the surface of plastics is accomplished by placing polyolefin film between a dye transfer paper and a sheet of thermoplastic and applying pressure and heat thereto. The heat applied is sufficient to sublime the dyes through the film to the plastic sheet. The dyes are absorbed into the surface of the plastic with the design intact. The materials are then cooled and separated and a decorated plastic sheet or article with wear-proof design is obtained. Thermoset plastics are similarly dye penetrated in this manner during the curing thereof.In-mold dye decoration and penetration of thermoplastics and thermoset plastics are also disclosed.Further, post-pressure dye transfer to plastic sheets and plastic articles is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1980
    Inventors: John M. Haigh, deceased, by Joyce E. Quinlan, administrator
  • Patent number: 4197649
    Abstract: A linear marking device is provided comprising a ruled straight edge having transparent properties and constructed with a marking implement groove and unique surface gripping strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1980
    Inventor: Joseph B. Flinn
  • Patent number: 4192069
    Abstract: An improved utility arch utilized in straightening teeth having bendable posts attachable to the buccal bridge section of the arch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1980
    Inventor: James R. McAndrew
  • Patent number: 4186497
    Abstract: An assembly of teaching aids combined for facilitating teaching of reading comprising a learning station, doll models shaped like alphabet letters wherein each is attached to poles and at least three other character doll models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1980
    Inventor: Bernadette C. Legoria
  • Patent number: 4174985
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing helically corrugated pipe coupling gaskets is provided wherein a sheet of rectangular flexible gasket material is extruded having parallel corrugations on one side, cutting the sheet across the corrugations at an angle which is the complement of the helix angle of the pipe, and then bonding opposite ends of the cut strip to form a circumferentially continuous strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1979
    Inventor: Kirby J. Buidry
  • Patent number: 4166335
    Abstract: A model boat assembly is provided for constructing large model boats, particularly warship designs, from principally cardboard and like material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1979
    Inventor: Bennett P. LaBorde, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4164928
    Abstract: A hand-held device for tossing a basketball of standard size and shape, up into the air consistently at the same height is provided having a basketball rest plate attached to a spring-loaded firing assembly which is inside a casing having a firing mechanism assembly for discharging the firing assembly. The firing mechanism assembly includes a pivoted trigger that engages notches on a firing rod which is attached to a basketball support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1979
    Inventor: Hurshel Meares
  • Patent number: 4164737
    Abstract: A directional trailer turning signaling device for use on a vehicle having a trailer attached thereto comprises a frame assembly mounted on the vehicle's trailer hitch, a contact arm in pivotable contact with the trailer's tongue attached to the hitch, a sensing means attached to the frame assembly and connected to the contact arm to detect the degree of its rotation, and an indication gauge mounted in the vehicle near the driver and connected to the sensing means for providing visual indication of the trailer position behind the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1979
    Assignee: Trailer Eye, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert H. Hunter
  • Patent number: 4164233
    Abstract: A portable device for covering vehicles comprising attaching clamps for connecting to the front and rear of the vehicle, extendable rods attached at one end to the clamps and extending above the vehicle, and a waterproof covering extendable over the vehicle and attachable in a fixed position at either end to the rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1979
    Inventor: James R. McAndrew
  • Patent number: 4163455
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning cargo or tanker holds of ships is provided having a central support axle extending from the hold floor to the ship deck and on which is a trolley assembly having adjustable spray nozzles which trolley can travel vertically, as well as, rotationally about the support axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1979
    Inventors: Chris J. Hebert, Ralph T. Hollister
  • Patent number: 4154018
    Abstract: A toy novelty device is provided having an elongated hollow shaft into which is placed a projectile that can slide up and down the hollow shaft, a resounding chamber at one of the shaft's ends, and reflecting means blocking each end of the hollow shaft.BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTIONField of the InventionThis invention relates generally to amusement devices and toys, and more particularly to amusement devices which produce a rhythmic sound.Prior ArtThere are many sound producing amusement devices presently marketed. However, none of the devices provide the amount of motion, exercising and mental and manual co-ordination skill to operate which would attract a larger segment of consumers as desired.SUMMARY OF THE INVENTIONTherefore, it is an object of this invention to provide an amusement device that requires both mental and manual co-ordination to operate.Another object of this invention is to provide an amusement device that produces a rhythmic sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1979
    Inventor: Fred L. Churchman
  • Patent number: 4153221
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a rolling door curtain on a barrel assembly, which will be attached in position about an opening that the rolling door curtain will close, is disclosed comprising a movable carrier having drive means attached thereto in one position with rolling door curtain support braces attached to the movable carrier below the drive means wherein the barrel assembly is removably attached to the drive means and rotatably attached to the movable carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1979
    Inventor: Douglas Howard
  • Patent number: 4145832
    Abstract: A device for retrieving fishing lures which have become snagged having a specially designed claw attached to an extended stem or handle by an arcuate neck member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1979
    Inventor: Manuel E. Knight, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4140036
    Abstract: An apparatus for making semi-circular pipe insulation segments from a block of foamed glass of like foamed, expanded or cellular plastics or elastomers having reciprocating adjustable cutter members mounted on a reciprocating frame structure, which cutter member travels in an arcuate path through the block placed below the cutter members, the improvement of which comprises a rigid adjustable blade assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1979
    Inventor: William L. Davis
  • Patent number: 4132015
    Abstract: A mathematical teaching-learning aid to facilitate teaching and learning a wide range of fundamental concepts and skills associated with numeration systems and computers, comprising an indicating board, a base board and number marker elements, and in an alternate embodiment a base-converter board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1979
    Inventor: Lonnie Machen
  • Patent number: 4124236
    Abstract: A coupling for providing a substantially soil tight joint between abutting ends of helically corrugated spiral pipe having a pair of corrugated flexible preformed strips, one located on and encircling each pipe, and a metal tightening band fitted over the outside of both strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1978
    Inventor: Kirby J. Guidry
  • Patent number: 4121633
    Abstract: A device for use in loading heat sensitive material into sealable containers having an inert gas flow control assembly for substantially reducing contact of the material with oxygen during loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1978
    Inventor: Jerry Diez
  • Patent number: 4121322
    Abstract: An apparatus for extracting the edible meat from crayfish, shrimp, crabs and other like crustaceans is provided comprising a pair of rollers positioned adjacent to one another to form a nip for receiving the crustacean wherein the lower nip is provided with at least one groove for receiving the meat as it is squeezed from the crustacean shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1978
    Inventor: James E. Rutledge