Patents Represented by Attorney Samuel M. Learned, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6253674
    Abstract: A vacuum printing apparatus and process method whereby the application of a decorative imprint in either a single or multi-color rendition to the felt cover playing surface of a pool or billiard table is accomplished without there being any resultant dimensional or thickness irregularity in the playing surface which would otherwise interfere with the course of a ball during play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Inventor: Michael E. Cook
  • Patent number: 6062400
    Abstract: A split beam ergonomic pick rack which embodies a pallet storage bay structure adapted to accommodate at least two pallets in a laterally spaced relationship one with respect to the other whereby there is incorporated a worker access opening therebetween which enables not only worker access for picking merchandise from the front of either pallet within the bay, but also accommodates worker passage from the front to along the sides and the rear areas respectively thereof, thus providing greater worker ease of access, safety and efficiency in accomplishing manual order picking procedures when retrieving palletized merchandise from in warehouse racked storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignees: St. Onge, Ruff and Associates, Inc., Hannaford Bros. Co.
    Inventors: Richard F. Schieler, David A. Ludden
  • Patent number: 5816432
    Abstract: An ice chest container partition device, adapted to be adjustable for different diameter beveraae containers, and employed by placement thereof within an ice chest to provide an ice retention barrier opening in the ice pack within the chest so that when a beverage container is removed it may thereafter be replaced without ice in the ice pack of the chest having fallen into and filled the ice pack opening therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Inventors: Robert J. Hammen, Linda G. Hammen
  • Patent number: 5765966
    Abstract: A soil sub-surface trenching apparatus adapted to deliver a ribbon deposit of an aggregate material to form a downwardly extending curtain thereof below the soil surface level and thereby provide a soil conditioning method for accomplishing a wide range of subsoil characteristic modifications, being as varied as surface level drainage enhancement with the use of a porous aggregate material in recreational and agricultural applications and the like to that of soil sub-surface stabilization improvement with the use of a solidifying aggregate material for surface level vehicular parking applications and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Inventors: Thomas B. White, Bruce A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 5700182
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for automated honing of elongated straight-edged cutting blades such as those used in the printing and binding industry for the trimming of books or pamphlets and the like, wherein a sharpened blade which has been ground on other equipment is thereafter registered and secured at a predetermined angle upon a moveable blade holder support of the apparatus hereof, which support is then cycled to longitudinally displace so that the blade edge is thereby brought into sequential engagement with progressively finer abrasive surfaces of a longitudinal array of cooperative upper and lower orbitally driven honing heads whereby on a single reciprocated pass therethrough the blade is efficiently finished to a smooth sharp cutting edge. In an alternate embodiment of the apparatus and method hereof it is the honing heads which are longitudinally reciprocated while the blade to be honed is held upon a stationary blade holder support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Assignee: Dunbar & Miller
    Inventors: Lance A. Dunbar, E. Anthony Miller
  • Patent number: 5683114
    Abstract: A residential placard system comprised of adhesive letters and numbers with a symbol color-coded backing adapted to be assembled and provide a customized visual information window display alert for emergency personnel, and particularly firemen, in quickly and efficiently determining and identifying the occupancy status and circumstances existent within a household residence at a time of call response, wherein the letter and number components of the system are affixed in an array upon the symbol color-coded backing base carrier in a standardized format known to emergency personnel, which display may be conveniently made current to up-date changed occupancy status and circumstance conditions within a household residence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Inventors: Mark Lauer, Michael Z. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 5617754
    Abstract: A single stage two plane coiled reinforcing bar stock straightener adapted to straighten an infeed of coiled reinforcing bar in both the horizontal and vertical planes for providing the straightened delivery of coil fed reinforcing bar material to processing and converting machinery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Assignee: Kenneth A. Kauffman
    Inventors: Frank Senft, Joel D. McCorkel
  • Patent number: 5549167
    Abstract: A hill maker hoe embodying a set of semicircular rearwardly opposing concavo-convex blades assembled to an angularly and extensibly adjustable handle which enables a user to accommodate the hoe for individual height and weight profile as well as for ease of manual use and efficiency in employing the same to form and make a planting hill from a single location with but a simple push-pull motion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Inventors: Kevin M. Keperling, Sr., Michael T. Moore
  • Patent number: 5511402
    Abstract: An optimizing controller for a straight rod stock processing stirrup bender which provides a production method enabling a combination of bent rod stock profiles in multiple counts to be delivered from each individual infed straight rod stock bar, whereby bent rod stock piece output is optimized through such an output combination so as to most efficiently utilize the available stock from each such infed straight rod stock bar and thereby to consistently minimize the tail piece wastage consistent with the stirrup bender tail piece handling capabilities, also thereby substantially reducing labor and waste and handling costs per ton which are otherwise normally associated with the processing of straight rod stock lengths through a stirrup bender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Kauffman
  • Patent number: 5363898
    Abstract: A counterbalanced flex window wherein the sashes thereof, being joined together by a hinge, flex and fold toward each other when the window is released for opening and thereafter automatically maintain randomly adjusted open positions without the need for supplemental manually engaged incremental adjustment latch devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Inventor: Harry F. Sprague
  • Patent number: 5355708
    Abstract: A straight rod stock processor and method for use thereof which incorporates the employment of a rod stock loader to effect automatic shakeout of a piece of straight rod stock in pulling the same from a pre-load bundle of infeed stock and delivery to a set of secondary rod stock compression rollers interposed between the rod stock loader and a stirrup bender just forward of the stirrup bender head on the infeed side thereof so that essentially the entire length of an infed rod stock piece may be thereby positioned and controlled in delivery to the stirrup bender head for processing thus substantially reducing labor and waste and handling costs per ton which are otherwise normally associated with the processing of straight rod stock lengths through a stirrup bender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Kauffman
  • Patent number: 5326964
    Abstract: A separable safety credit card which contains multiple account numbers and is mechanically detachable into two component parts whereby that part upon which is embossed the credit account numbers may be separately carried from the individual identification part thereof for purposes of safety and security so that if either component is lost or stolen the card may not be used by another in the making of unauthorized transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Inventor: J. Marlin Risser
  • Patent number: 5315522
    Abstract: A table bender controller employing a computerized display screen with the computer therefor being programmed to take keyed-in entry of customer provided bar shape specifications, whether entered by the machine operator at the machine location or from corresponding specification input data downloaded from a remote location input terminal, which specifications are in terms of a finished dimension of the bent bar profile along with the diameter of the bar to be bent and the bend degrees and directions of bend to produce the required shape, all of which either after key-in or downloading is called up in graphical display on the screen in a visual profile corresponding to that to be bent with appropriate machine and bar set instructions for producing such shape, including bending sequence, dimensions, gage marks, pin sizes and ram location for each of the component bends in the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignee: Kenneth A. Kauffman
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Kauffman, Stephen C. Davis, Frederick W. Wise
  • Patent number: 5309801
    Abstract: A micro-adjustable case neck turning tool which provides the mechanical capability for case neck trimming blade vernier driven vertical displacement adjustment and set in measured increments of 0.0002-inch and interpolated increments of 0.0001-inch for achieving consistent close tolerance trimming and trueing of the outside diameter of a cartridge case neck, thereby to uniformily undersize the same for close tolerance receiving and positioning thereof upon cartridge lock-up within a firearm chamber and thus increase the inherent cartridge factor accuracy by reducing substantially the potential for a mis-aligned angle of incidence in the bullet-to-bore relationship upon discharge delivery of a bullet from the case mouth into the firearm barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Inventor: Kenneth E. Markle
  • Patent number: 5297363
    Abstract: A portable surface preparation abrading unit which enables the quick and efficient mechanical removal of a work surface coating or fouling film with low loss and collection of removed material dust and debris for safe disposal thereof so that operations such as boat hull and auto body cleaning or paint removal, for example, may be carried out without an inordinant hazard of contaminating the ambient work area environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Inventors: Lowell W. Schroder, Robert G. Ward
  • Patent number: 5250752
    Abstract: An easily assembled and dis-assembled knockdown EMI/RFI shielded electronic rack enclosure incorporating the structurally cooperative use of squaring bracket assemblies for the squared unitized corner joining of adjacent vertical side wall frame to horizontal top and bottom frame components and thereby substantially eliminate the distortion effects of racking forces, as well as the use of joining clamps for the unitized assembly connection of top and bottom enclosement panel components respectively to the opposing side enclosement panel components and thereby additionally substantially eliminate EMI/RFI shielding leaks resultant from mechanical shock forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1993
    Assignee: Gamlet Incorporated
    Inventor: David F. Cutright
  • Patent number: 5234735
    Abstract: A composite resealable outsert and method for making the same, which produces a pressure sensitive applied resealable and clear laminate protected multi-fold outsert that provides product manufacturers with a convenient and economical device to satisfactorily meet increasing requirements for accommodating close retained association of previously printed product use and precautionary information outserts directly with the product by affixment and re-use protected attachment thereof either to the product container or the product itself rather than by the otherwise usual and typical method of simple loosely inserted outsert deposit within the product container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: UARCO Incorporated
    Inventors: Byron L. Baker, Marilyn Hill
  • Patent number: 5225022
    Abstract: A method for making an improved resealable outsert label wherein following sequential text and illustrative imprinting upon panel components thereof the base layer panel upper surface of the label is next imprinted with a release-reseal coating strip to be thereafter followed by a curing thereof and then a skip-printing of the label cover panel hinge adhesive directly upon the base layer panel upper surface and abuttable to the previously laid down release-reseal coating strip, with a second strip of like adhesive, being a strip of label cover panel reseal tab adhesive, imprinted directly over the release-reseal coating strip, and then application of the label cover panel which is bondably adhered to the label base layer at the cover hinge end thereof by the label cover panel hinge adhesive and releasably adhered to the label base layer at the reseal tab end thereof by the reseal tab adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Assignee: Uarco Incorporated
    Inventors: Byron L. Baker, Carol A. Bentz, Todd E. Mundis, Keith M. Kohr
  • Patent number: D387464
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: Hoffman Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Hoffman
  • Patent number: D388899
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: Hoffman Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Hoffman