Patents Represented by Attorney Tracy Druce
  • Patent number: 5300100
    Abstract: Warm air is distributed through a device and diffused along a person's body who is lying under a blanket. Warm air is supplied to the invention from a base unit that has various settings with respect to temperature of air supplied to the invention. The device has three distribution tubes that are long enough to extend from a person's feet to their upper torso while they are lying down. Heating takes place both conductively where the device is in contact with the patient and convectively where the warmed air circulates about the skin. The device is constructed from a light weight tissue paper that is plastic coated on one side and perforated at regular intervals. Heated air is supplied to the invention near the person's feet and is channeled to the several tubes toward the person's upper body. The heated air diffuses through perforations in the tubes as it moves up through the tubes and warms or maintains the body temperature of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: Advanced Warming Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall S. Hickle, Patrick J. Griffin
  • Patent number: 5215150
    Abstract: A subsoil plowing implement having winged subsoil plows that break and lift the soil thereby loosening said soil. The plows are mounted so that an upper surface of the wing of the plow may be oriented at varying degrees of incline to horizontal. Spikes are located at a leading edge of the wing and a shank so that said spikes precede the wing and shank through the soil. The spikes initially break the ground and reduce the resistance that the wing and shank experience as they progress through the soil. A bevelled and sharpened deflection strip fixed to a leading edge of the shank making said shank more knifelike and allowing it to cut through the soil with reduced friction. By varying the arrangement and orientation of the plows, areas of loosened soil with different cross-sectional shapes are created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Assignee: Phares & Wilkins Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter B. Wilkins