Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Stephen E. Clark
  • Patent number: 5301998
    Abstract: Pair of foldable lounge seats are connected along their respective inboard sides to a table panel positioned between the two lounge seats. Convex depression in the top of each lounge seat panel accommodates collapsing of hinged seat back rest. Lounge seats and table panel are foldable into a compact rectangular shape. Carrying strap is provided for transporting the collapsed device. Opening through table panel accommodates umbrella pole, which is used to secure device to ground when in use. Umbrella retaining straps are provided on the outboard surface of the collapsed device for easy transporting of the device together with an umbrella.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Inventor: Owen M. Davis
  • Patent number: 5269520
    Abstract: A multi-layered street hockey puck adapted for use on paved playing surfaces has a plurality of like-sized discs axially aligned and fastened together at their centers. Each disc is secured against axial and radial movement relative to each other, but is advantageously constructed to independently resonate parallel to the axis of the puck so as to reduce the tendency of the puck to bounce or flip over during use. Plurality of openings extending longitudinally between opposite faces of the puck advantageously reduce the gross weight of the puck and reduces the net wind drag force against the puck when in an overturned orientation, while leaving the net density of the puck sufficiently high to maintain momentum and "feel" of the puck when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Inventor: John W. Vellines
  • Patent number: 5179576
    Abstract: Broadcasting system digitizes audio input signals before RF modulating and transmitting over airwaves to one or more remote receiving stations. Receiving station recovers the digitized signal by demodulating and exponentially expanding the received RF signal. Recovered digital signal is subsequently frequency modulated and sent, via an electrically conductive cable, to an FM radio, over which the original audio input signals are faithfully reproduced. A time switch in series with the RF receiver and the FM modulator is capable of temporarily disabling modulated transmissions to radio through the electrically conductive cable. Relay stations, (either land-based or satellite), allow for transmission beyond the range (i.e. "line-of-sight") of common FM radio transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Inventors: John W. Hopkins, Anthony J. Impastato
  • Patent number: 5172510
    Abstract: Semi-artificial lure for fishing visually simulates a live fish by embedding within a clear lure body the head end of a natural marine food, such as a small fish, and attaching thereto an artificial tail made of flaccid plastic streamers which extend from the rear of the lure. Leader line extends from the front of the lure, through the mouth and partial belly of the embedded fish, and out through the rear end of the lure body. Hollow chamber, hidden from sight in belly of embedded fish, accommodates vibration-, scent-, ballast-, and light-producing accessories which attract live fish, without compromising the visual resemblance of the lure to a live bait fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Inventor: Charles F. Lovell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5133233
    Abstract: Bottle opening tool having bottle cap-engaging hook and end fulcrum bar, each secured to a rigid back plate, is incorporated into the palm of a glove. Back plate is shaped to conform to the shape of the palm of the wearer'hand. Bottle cap is removed by back of user's hand applying lifting force to glove. Entire bottle opening tool member fits within palm of glove, thereby leaving fingers unrestricted to movement both while opening bottles and when not being used to open bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Inventor: Charles M. Erwin
  • Patent number: 5119861
    Abstract: Normally closed valve for controlling flow of fluid material through a straight, non-tapered conduit has resilient elastomeric seal attached to the perimeters of two axially aligned rigid end plates. Elasticity of elastomeric seal draws end plates together while radially expanding so as to engage and seal against the inner wall of conduit. Valve may be opened by axially separating the two opposing end plates using a locally actuated displacer mechanism attached to one of the end plates, causing the elastomeric seal to radially contract and the valve to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Inventor: Richard Pino
  • Patent number: 5072899
    Abstract: Release device tied to underside of kite has rubber band-biased, cooperating jaws which releasably hold toy "paratrooper". Liquid-filled gelatin capsule serves as pin to hold jaws in closed position. Salt-water solution in capsule dissolves capsule, which causes jaws to open and "paratrooper" to be released from mechanism. Varying the concentration of the salt-water solution controls the amount of time delay before which the capsule dissolves and the "paratrooper" is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Inventor: Steven L. Nickle