Patents Represented by Attorney Thomas A. Turner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8272800
    Abstract: Crayons are formed of a unitary material with interior distances between surfaces to prevent insertion through the maximum mandibular opening of a child five years of age or younger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Kirk C. Chamberlin
  • Patent number: 8038360
    Abstract: Crayons are formed of a unitary material with interior distances between surfaces to prevent insertion through the maximum mandibular opening of a child five years of age or younger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Kirk C. Chamberlin
  • Patent number: 7976398
    Abstract: A golf swing formation aid has a resilient cushion sandwiched between two additional resilient cushions, with sleeves to receive the arms of a golfer holding a golf club to provide between the arms a predetermined spacing during a swing of the golf club by the golfer. A differential in the resilience of the cushions allows for accommodation of the movement of the arms during the swing while maintaining the predetermined spacing. The cushions have different degrees of resilience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas S. Clawson
  • Patent number: 6415755
    Abstract: Valve clearance adjusting shims in an internal combustion engine having an overhead cam, are removed and replaced by compressing a valve spring through a cam follower forcibly held against the spring pressure by a valve clearance tool. A method for relieving pressure against the valve spring and for replacing the valve clearance adjusting shims is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Inventor: Joseph W. McCarthy
  • Patent number: 5900935
    Abstract: Faults, dimensions and other characteristics of a material or structure are sensed by a coherent beam's reflection from the material during ultrasonic or very fast vibration. The reflected beam acquires a phase substantially different from its original phase and from the phase of a reference beam split from the common source beam. The reflected beam and the reference beam are superimposed by diffraction in a multiple quantum well adaptive holographic beamsplitter, and the superimposed beams are detected by a photodetector capable of detecting small interference changes from ultrasonic surface displacements or perturbations. An apparatus and method defining an improved homodyne interferometer for performing the method is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Inventors: Marvin B. Klein, G. David Bacher, David D. Nolte, Indrajit Lahiri
  • Patent number: 5859963
    Abstract: A method for time use analysis of a higher level language program is performed by displaying source code lines in descending order according to the amount of time spent by the program to execute machine code into which the source code lines have been compiled. Source code lines are displayed arranged in order according to the percentages of the amounts of time spent in execution during runs of the program, and the higher percentages identified for optimizing actions. A digital processing apparatus for performing the analysis includes a display for showing the source code lines that require the most time of execution, a selection apparatus for selecting those source code lines having the greater opportunity for significant corrective action, and displaying the various selected source code lines in the order in which the lines are kept in the program along with the corresponding time spent by the program to execute machine code into which the source code lines have been compiled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Green Hills Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel D. O'Dowd, David N. Kleidermacher
  • Patent number: 5657880
    Abstract: A modular container provides a first bin having a compartment for holding general shaped objects and a second compartment for holding vertically a pad of paper in the longitudinal dimension relative to the first compartment. The container includes a slidable printing surface extending from and recessing into said first bin while being prevented from complete removal. A second modular bin is removably attachable to the first bin without covering the compartment of the first bin for vertically holding a pad of paper, and is positionable in a plurality of selectable positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Inventor: Alan H. Birnbaum
  • Patent number: 5603503
    Abstract: A transparent disk rotates in relation to a fixed surface having indicia on it in response to weighted darts adhered to a surface on the disk. The indicia on the fixed surface is observable through the transparent disk. A method of resolving the position of the rotatable disk in relation to the fixed disk includes adhering in tie sequence a plurality of such weighted darts, each causing the disk to rotate in turn about its center of rotation and to change the position of previously adhered darts in relation to the indicia on the fixed surface. Where the indicia comprises a pattern of marked areas each having scoring associated with it, a scoring for the corresponding darts can be calculated in accordance with the position of each dart in relation to the indicia as seen through the transparent disk surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Inventor: Paul Lapidus
  • Patent number: 5584074
    Abstract: An elongated element has two ends, each of which is attached to a garment a spaced distance apart from each other to form a loop with the garment, the spaced distance being determined by the structure of an object which the loop is designed to hold in close proximity to the wearer of the garment. The loop can be formed with the collar, a pocket, seam or on a surface of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Inventor: Michael Battle-Smith
  • Patent number: 5427264
    Abstract: A cover for attachment to a cylindrical plastic drum, the drum having an open top end and a closed bottom end and an inside and an outside, the drum having a lifting flange on the outside thereof adjacent to the top end of the drum, the cover including a circular lid having a channel means integrally molded therewith extending around the periphery thereof for receiving the top end of the drum, the channel means having a downturned portion and a horizontal portion integrally molded together, the downturned portion being adapted to contact the outside of the top end of the drum and the flange, the downturned portion being thicker than the horizontal portion to form a tight seal with the outside of the drum when placed on the drum and connected to the drum by a locking ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Ted Levine Drum Company
    Inventor: Robert A. Addison
  • Patent number: 5389692
    Abstract: A co-polymer composition for coating porous structural material includes a compatible surfactant resulting in a structural inter-bonding between the coating composition and the structural material. The co-polymer composition cured in a layer of unsupported foam has sufficient strength to be used as a substitute for comparably or larger sized layers of re-enforced concrete for conducting fluids while resisting compressive loads. A co-polymer foam composition for coating structural material cures to have an atmosphere-facing surface that is substantially impervious to corrosive substance penetration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1995
    Inventor: Richard L. Bertram
  • Patent number: 5337892
    Abstract: A tackle box having rotating tray compartments mounted about a center post and adapted to close and to fit within the circular top opening of a bucket, has a lifting ring on the center post for selectively removing the tackle box and has a sliding lid for selectively opening and closing the tackle box to provide access to the tray compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Inventor: Eugene J. Zaffina
  • Patent number: 5312005
    Abstract: A modular unit having a slot or prepared hole on a face plate is mounted to a rack by a threaded fastener having at least a first and a second threaded portions along its length. A nut for fastening to the second portion of the threaded fastener is designed to have a greater diameter and a pitch predetermined for quick assembly and release, while the first portion is fastened to a rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Inventor: Gordon T. Odell
  • Patent number: 5293707
    Abstract: A self-inflatable balloon and motor-driven turbine assembly has a communication discernible on a surface of the balloon and has a pneumatically sealed enclosure for the turbine. The sealed enclosure has an outlet port and which, together with the inlet port, are positioned in relation to the turbine to permit efficient flow of air or other gas into the balloon when it is desired to inflate the balloon. The outlet port or the inlet port, depending upon the embodiment, seals an enclosure when selectively operated to a closed position to prevent leaking of the gas from the inflated balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Inventor: Henry W. Shaeffer
  • Patent number: D450624
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Inventor: Bruce D. Stern
  • Patent number: RE35162
    Abstract: A stomach chamber bypass nutrient comprises a beadlet fabricated in two steps having two regions, a first region having the desired nutrient and a second region including fats and calcium based compounds. The nutrient includes lysine, methionine, .[.tryptothane.]. .Iadd.tryptophane.Iaddend., protein .[.harmones.]. .Iadd.hormones.Iaddend., vitamins and other nutrients in amounts of from 36% to 59%. The nutrient is fabricated by forming in a first step the nutrient in a beadlet form, and in a second step coating the nutrient beadlet with the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Inventors: Oliver J. Draguesku, Randall A. Johnson
  • Patent number: D640948
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Hook-Link, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Quigley
  • Patent number: D379556
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Inventor: Bruce D. Stern
  • Patent number: D381211
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Now That's Music, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Aries, Sandi Bublitz
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    Patent number: D385112
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Inventor: Alan H. Birnbaum