Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Sand & Sebolt
  • Patent number: 8347663
    Abstract: A security device a plurality of cables which are securable about an item of merchandise with a locking member and a cable-tightening mechanism each connected to the cables in a spaced apart manner. The locking member includes a key portion for unlocking the tightening mechanism when the cable is removed from the item. The tightening mechanism includes a spool and a ratchet mechanism. Alternate embodiments for locking and unlocking the ratchet mechanism are disclosed. The tightening mechanism carries sense loops which if compromised actuate an onboard audible alarm. The cables are part of one or more of the sense loops. The device is configured to sound a security gate alarm upon passing through the gate and upon simply reaching a certain distance from the gate. The tightening mechanism includes a housing having a flip-up handle for tightening the ratchet mechanism to tighten the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Ronald M. Marsilio
  • Patent number: 8347705
    Abstract: The invention includes a light assembly which is configured to magnetically mount on a steel belted tire and a method of inspecting the inside of the tire using the light assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Charles Muhs
  • Patent number: 8336236
    Abstract: A bleacher advertising display system including a bleacher having a seating surface and a plurality of support beams that define an external vertical surface along one or more of the left side, rear side and right side of the bleacher. An advertising panel having advertising indicia thereon is engaged with a carrier and secured by way of a frame member to the support beams in such a way that the advertising panel is displayed along the external vertical surface. The frame member is adjustable to maintain the tension in the advertising panel so that the indicia are clearly displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Imaginethis Renovations, LLC
    Inventors: Eric S. Boltz, Scott A. Miller, Erik M. Baker
  • Patent number: 8336182
    Abstract: A device for holding a bit for a tool, the bit to be disassembled and/or re-assembled when held, includes a housing to be secured to a stationary base and a clamping mechanism for releasably clamping the bit to the housing so that it may be disassembled and/or re-assembled, the clamping mechanism including a recess provided in the housing, a movable gripping element arranged inside the recess and having a first gripping area for engaging the bit part, and a stationary gripping element, the gripping element having a second gripping area for engaging a bit part, wherein the movable gripping element is configured to be moved between an open position wherein the stationary gripping element and the movable gripping element are spaced to allow to receive or to remove the bit part and a clamping position wherein the bit part is clamped between first and second gripping areas of the gripping elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Sjoerd Anne Van Valkenburg
  • Patent number: 8333434
    Abstract: A rendering trailer includes a dump box with a center gate dividing the interior chamber of the trailer into forward and rearward compartments. A doorway is formed in the center gate to allow a person to pass therethrough to facilitate washing the forward and rearward compartments. A door is mounted on the center gate to open and close the doorway. The invention also includes a method of using the center gate and the gate itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: MAC Trailer Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Maiorana
  • Patent number: 8333184
    Abstract: A fireplace including a body, a heating unit within the body, a duct within the body and in communication with the heating unit, an opening defined by a terminal end of the duct, an insert attached to the terminal end of the duct and arranged to dispel a heated air, and wherein the insert remains at a lower temperature than the duct during a heating operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Heat Surge, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. Gallo
  • Patent number: 8327565
    Abstract: A fence wrapping assembly for retaining a panel of sheet material adjacent one or both of a front and back of a fence. The panel has one or more pockets formed therein; a carrier is received in each pocket and a mounting member engages each carrier and secures the same to one of a first and second fence post. A tensioning device extends between the first and second fence posts and engages the panel. The device is adjustable to apply tension to the panel. Advertising graphics are applied to the panel's exterior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Imaginethis Renovations, LLC
    Inventors: Eric S. Boltz, Scott A. Miller, Erik M. Baker
  • Patent number: 8328211
    Abstract: A suspension system for use with a vehicle comprising a control arm having an upper rear arm and a spring mounting plate integrally formed as a single member, a spindle extending outwardly from the upper rear arm, an air spring adapted to be mounted intermediate the spring plate and the vehicle, and a pivot assembly for pivotally mounting the control arm to the vehicle whereby the pivot assembly has a fist axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Air Suspensions, Inc.
    Inventors: Ervin K. VanDenberg, David H. Croston
  • Patent number: 8327557
    Abstract: A gauge for aligning a saw comprising a body having a bottom surface, a centering device adapted to fit within a miter gauge slot having various sizes, a cradle located on the centering device, and wherein the body bottom surface rests on the cradle during operation. A method of aligning a saw blade or a table fence comprising the steps of locating a centering device within a miter gauge slot, locating a cradle on the centering device, locating a body having a measurement portion and a counterweight on the cradle, adjusting the measurement portion to achieve a reference point, moving the centering device, the cradle, and the body along the miter gauge slot length to a second position, and obtaining a distance from the measurement portion as the body is moved along the miter gauge slot length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Woodpeckers, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard M. Hummel
  • Patent number: 8319361
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for monitoring a wind energy installation (1) comprising a tower (2) and a rotor provided with rotor blades (5) and arranged on the tower, in terms of a possible collision of a rotor blade (5) with the tower (2). Said device comprises at least one distance sensor (7a, 7b) which is arranged on the wind energy installation (1) and used for the non-contact measurement of the distance between the rotor blades (5) and a pre-determined point on the wind energy installation (1). The device also comprises an electronic evaluation system in which the distance data measured by the at least one distance sensor (7a, 7b) is evaluated, said system emitting a collision warning in the event of a critical distance not being reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Christoph Lucks
  • Patent number: 8314699
    Abstract: Methods, systems and other embodiments associated with charging merchandise items are presented. A method of charging merchandise items includes displaying merchandise items at a consumer display so that the merchandise items can be handled by a consumer. A first powers supply charges a portion of the display that does not include the merchandise items and a second power supply charges the merchandise items. The merchandise items are charged at the display on a multiplexed basis. An alarm is generated if the first power supply or the second power supply looses power but not if the first and second power supply loose power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Julia Irmscher, Michael Rapp, Rainer Brenner
  • Patent number: 8314367
    Abstract: A heating unit comprising an outer shell defining a portion of the heating unit periphery, an inner shell disposed within the outer shell and defining an internal cavity, an intermediate cavity formed by the inner and outer shells, a plurality of openings in the inner shell providing air flow between the intermediate cavity and the internal cavity, a heating source, a distribution device transferring heated air from the heating source to the intermediate cavity, a plurality of ambient air vents, and wherein the heated air traverses the plurality of ambient air vents and the plurality of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Heat Surge, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. Gallo
  • Patent number: 8308488
    Abstract: The present invention is a taxidermy mannequin which includes an optional ear engagement area formed on a head portion, a lock plate which is secured to the ear engagement area, and an ear liner which is connected to the lock plate. The connection between the lock plate and the ear liner is such that a taxidermist may work with the ear and animal skin before securing the ear liner to the lock plate. Furthermore, a multiple ear butt system is provided where the taxidermist may select from multiple ear butts, wherein different ear butts position the ear in different orientations relative the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Ohio Taxidermy Supply, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan L. Eppley
  • Patent number: 8302216
    Abstract: An ambidextrous glove that includes a thumb region, an index finger region, a middle finger region, a ring finger region and little finger region all aligned along a common axis. The index finger region is rotated through ninety degrees relative to the orientations of all of the middle, ring and little finger regions to provide for easier insertion of a hand into the glove. A textured pattern is provided on the surfaces of the glove used to grip objects. The pattern is one of a raised fan shape and raised diamond shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Summit Glove Inc.
    Inventor: James L. Hull
  • Patent number: D670152
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Tote'l Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Graham Gordon
  • Patent number: D670556
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Fridge Electric, LLC
    Inventors: Rodney L. Napier, David Brokaw
  • Patent number: D671627
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Heat Surge, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Gallo, David M. Baker
  • Patent number: D672694
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventors: John L. Cooper, Sr., Richard G. Boring
  • Patent number: D673663
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Heat Surge, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. Gallo
  • Patent number: D673994
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Wolfgang-Peter Geller