Patents Represented by Attorney Russell L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7897262
    Abstract: The wall decoration of this invention is a molded fiberglass replica of a portion of a classic vehicle attached to an internally positioned mounting plate such that when attached to a wall the replica appears to be imbedded in the wall. The mounting plate is secured to a wall by means of a Z-bracket that is accessible through an openable panel in the replica. The mounting plate and Z-bracket mounting provide sturdy structural support for the replica and for a variety of internally disposed accessories for the replica as well as other utilities the owner might whish to incorporate to personalize the replica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventor: James E. Chambers
  • Patent number: 7428762
    Abstract: A telescoping folding platform that is compact in the retracted and folded configuration and that is made rigid and locked in the unfolded and extended configuration by means of spring biased securements that are incorporated into the structures of the platform. The platform can be given numerous utilitarian embodiments by means of attachments that are locked in place in securements that are incorporated into the structures of the platform. When the attachments are wheels and a drawbar the platform is configured as a cart which has particular utility in off the road emergency rescue situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Inventor: Kevin Kalies
  • Patent number: 7055779
    Abstract: A wheel-through ski for the landing gear of an aircraft is disclosed. The ski has an airfoil shape, and the ski and its attachments are aerodynamically clean. The ski is provided with a three sided recess that permits the mounting of the ski on the aircraft without lifting the landing gear off the ground. The members of the articulated attachment between the ski and the aircraft are joined by a removable pin and are fixedly attached to the ski and landing gear. The ski is of aircraft construction. It has a thin skin, air frame-like internal structures, foam material internal cores that provide stiffness to the ski and wear strips on the bottom of the ski.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Inventor: Richard A. Discher
  • Patent number: 6834858
    Abstract: A projectile catching target having: a polygonal tubular frame formed by bending a length of tubular stock so that it forms an opening having a perimeter with angular corners and the ends of the tubular stock meet, a net having an open end and a closed end, and the open end of the net is secured around the frame, a three-way joint having two frame receivers and a leg receiver and the two ends of the tubular stock are engaged with the frame receivers to form a closed frame and the ends of the tubular stock are locked into placed in the three-way joint by friction and the resilience of the tubular frame, and a length of tubular stock is engaged with the leg receiver of the three-way joint to form a low cost target that is readily assembled and disassembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Inventor: Dale Reineke
  • Patent number: 6807886
    Abstract: The invention is for a knife indexing apparatus for a non-rotating core cutting knife and a means for automatically indexing the knife during core cutting operations. The apparatus employs the discovery that by indexing the knife in the direction of rotation of the core, at least one additional fresh cutting edge can be presented to the work than would be the case if the knife were rotated in the direction opposite to the direction of rotation of the core to be cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Productive Solutions INC
    Inventors: Mark Rasper, Tim Rulseh
  • Patent number: 6752820
    Abstract: A one piece arm encircling dialysis clamp formed of a plastic material that is firm in thick sections and elastic in thin sections, The clamp has smooth pressure applying head for applying direct pressure to the openings to blood vessels after the dialysis needles and tubes are removed. The clamp is provided with an integral arm encircling elastic band that is provided with a multiplicity of orifices that can engage projections at the fop surface of the clamp to provide an adjustable size clamp that is self-repositioning. The clamp is of unitary construction and has geometries that permit ready cleaning and sanitizing for reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventor: Michael J. Hafemann
  • Patent number: 6742511
    Abstract: An archer's silent running roller guide is taught. The roller guide Is rendered silent by providing a v-shaped arrow guide wherein the v-shape is formed by the outer perimeters of two low inertia silent running roller bearings with a sound-muffling material wrapping the outer perimeter of the bearings. The v-shaped guide acting in cooperation with a coil spring serves to respond to the forces of displacement present at the instant the arrow is launched and to return the guide to its original position after the arrow is gone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Inventor: Michael J. Remme
  • Patent number: 6740013
    Abstract: A dynamic energy converter is provided as an exercise and amusement apparatus. The physics of a torsion pendulum and button and string child's toy are employed in to provide a novel mode of exercise. An inertial component of significant mass and diameter has a flexible strand or cord of significant strength threaded through holes in the inertial component and formed into a closed loop. A means for gripping the ends of the loop of cord so that the inertial element is midway between the gripping means is attached to the loop. The user of the apparatus twirls the inertial element to create twists in the cord and then applies opposed tension to the cord to cause the inertial component to rotate as the twists in the cord unwind. The inertia of the inertial element under controlled tension causes the cord to unwind and then wind in the opposite direction until increased tension in the cord causes the inertial component to rotate and accelerate in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Inventor: Gary V. Werner
  • Patent number: 6682048
    Abstract: A cam that when positioned next to a nail which is engaged with the claw of a claw hammer will keep the prying fulcrum of the hammer at the level of the head of the nail as the hammer rotates along the cam and pulls the nail upward with a force directed along the axis of the nail. The cam is provided with a handle that serves as an aid in positioning the cam and also an aid to placing the cam in and removing the cam from a craftsman's personal carrier. The handle also can serve as a straight edge, a scale, a scribing guide, a pry, and a tack and brad pulling aid. The handle and the cam together can serve as a square. The cam can be provided with a slot which a partially pulled nail can enter so that the hammer can regain a mechanical advantage and to press against the work surface and protect it from damage from the nail being pulled from the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Inventor: Dennis Weber
  • Patent number: 6672185
    Abstract: A stabilizer is disclosed, for suppressing vibrations and whip during the machining long cylindrical work pieces. A mover causes arms to move away from the work piece when the mover is retracted and to move towards the work piece when the mover is extended. The positioning of links and pivots enables the arms to be moved a significant distance when the mover is moved a short distance and thereby permits the use of the stabilizer between a guard and the path of movement of the work piece. The mover is provided with adjustments for changing the force with which the mover acts and to adjust the force applied to the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Inventor: Jeffrey H. Behnke
  • Patent number: 6557314
    Abstract: A ladder-shaped subassembly for use in assembling a subfloor for an athletic floor that is anchored, resilient, ventilatable, and DIN certifiable. Long nailing strips form the long members of the ladder-shape while shorter transverse anchor strips secured below the long members form the rung members of the ladder shape. The anchor strips have resilient pads secured to their lower face. The ladder-shaped subassemblies are positioned on a base so that the long members are abutting and the long members of the subassemblies are spaced apart from each other approximately the same distance as they are spaced from each other on the subassembly thereby creating an open channel through which ventilating air can flow between the flooring above the subassemblies and the base below the subassemblies. Anchors engage the anchor strips so as to permit the downward flexure of the floor but limit the upward rebound of the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Inventor: Floyd Shelton
  • Patent number: 6551031
    Abstract: An erosion fence installation attachment for ditchers and trenchers that is short in length and articulated to pivot in pitch and yaw so as to permit the attachment to follow a ditcher through gullies over mounds and around arcs. The attachment is provided with a barrier material roll unwind, a resilient guide that guides the barrier material into a ditch formed by the ditcher so that the barrier material is pressed against the sides and bottom of the ditch to form an open channel, a first ditch fill disk that pushes fill material into the ditch and into the channel formed in the barrier material, a second ditch fill disk that pushes fill material from the opposite side of the ditch and onto and over the barrier material on that side of the ditch to form a wrap around the fill material deposited by the first fill disk so as to form an elongate anchoring pouch filled with fill material along the bottom of the ditch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Inventor: Leslie Van Ornum
  • Patent number: 6499173
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning culverts and the like, and the apparatus has a longitudinal beam having a first end and a second end, adjustable support legs secured to said first and second ends of the beam, a carriage movably mounted on the beam between the support legs, apparatus for moving the carriage along the beam, a motor having a rotatable shaft secured to the carriage beneath the beam, and the rotatable shaft is configured to receive a removable coupling, at least one drive link having a first end and a second end and the first and second ends are configured to receive removable couplings and the drive link is joined to the rotatable shaft by a removable coupling and a culvert cleaning tool having a shaft configured to receive a removable coupling and the shaft is secured to the drive link by a removable coupling. The apparatus is provided with couplings for attaching and detaching the apparatus to and from a carrier vehicle. The carrier vehicle serves to transport and position the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Inventor: Leslie Van Ornum
  • Patent number: 6499638
    Abstract: A readily detachable and attachable saddle bag for motorcycles and other vehicles. The saddle bag is securable to a plane defining mounting plate that matches indices on a saddle bag and quick release couplings so that the the saddle bag can be quickly attached to and detached from the mounting plate. The mounting plate is low cost and is provided with means for securing the plate to a flat surface or for attaching transition links to the mounting plate for securing the mounting plate to the irregular structures such as the frame of a motorcycle or the like. The bag is provided with detachable wheels and pulling or carrying straps and an attachment for joining two similar saddle bags together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Inventor: Gregory L. Campbell
  • Patent number: 6494549
    Abstract: A rectangular compartment for receiving and dispensing pressurized gas cylinders. The compartment, for its use, requires a minimal space both inside and outside the compartment. The compartment contains a tank receiving unit configured to receive multiple tanks arranged in files. The tank receiving unit is pivoted near its center of mass so as to permit easy rotation in place of the tank receiving unit. The compartment is provided with an access door. When the access door is open and the tank receiving unit is rotated outward to receive tanks, the tank receivers in a file project a short distance outside the compartment and are arranged one above the other. When the access door is closed, the tanks are in an upright position and secured in that position by an interlock between the tank receiving unit and the access door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventor: Dennis R. Van Daalwyk
  • Patent number: 6449913
    Abstract: A parquet panel assembled of rectangular shaped wood strips as inlays and the panel is formed to have irregular end edges such that alternate rows of inlay strips are staggered in such a way that a staggered edge of one panel will interleave with the staggered edge of an adjacent panel with sufficient precision that the seams between panels are not detectable and a former which enables the positioning and joining of the inlay strips with the requisite precision needed to assemble the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Inventor: Floyd Shelton
  • Patent number: 6363675
    Abstract: An anchored resilient ventilated athletic flooring structure having vertical restraints secured to a base in parallel relationship to each other and the restraints have outwardly directed flanges, parallel spaced apart struts positioned under the flanges and transverse to the vertical restraints, a resilient upward biasing means secured under the struts so that the struts are resiliently engaged with the outward directed flanges of two adjacent vertical restraints, parallel spaced apart nailers secured transversely to the top surface of the struts and parallel to the vertical restraints, and a wood flooring secured transversely to the nailers. The spaced apart relationships or the struts and nailers provides a ventilated subfloor. The spaced apart relationships of the vertical restraints, struts and nailers permits the “tuning” of the subfloor by modifying the size and spacing of the subfloor components to effect changes in the measurable properties of the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: Floyd Shelton
  • Patent number: 6293174
    Abstract: A core drive for internal drive core cutters having a non-rotating pull rod and a rotating drive plate. The core drive has a rotating element assembly that releasably couples to the drive plate and a non-rotating element assembly that is secured to the pull rod with a quick release securement. The drive is mated with a pusher so that the drive and pusher kit can be interchangeable with kits of other diameters to enable the quick changing of a mandrel to cut a core of a different diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Productive Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Tim Rulseh
  • Patent number: 6149701
    Abstract: A filter module is disclosed wherein the module has a three sided channel shaped water permeable frame member and a filter mat member which inserts into the frame to form a filter module which may serve as a filter element of a filter for materials discharged from cooking hood vents. The filter modules are interlocking and permit the in place fitting and assembly of the modules into filter assemblies around and/or under a cooking hood exhaust vent. The overlapping and interlocking elements of the modules provide a secure and readily serviced filter module assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Inventor: Paul Ellingson
  • Patent number: D598079
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Inventor: Robert G. Lutz