Patents Represented by Attorney Walter G. Finch
  • Patent number: 5746365
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a belt-type carrier comprising a two-layer belt which is convenient, easily accessible, and adjustable for carrying multiple tapes or CDs. A belt type carrier having features of the present invention comprises a two-layer belt made from a flexible material such as neoprene, canvas, leather, nylon, or any other suitable material. Cassette, tape or CD sized openings are formed between the two layers of the belt. A second embodiment of said invention is a sash type carrier having openings formed therein. A third embodiment of the invention combines a sash carrier and a belt carrier into a single accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Inventor: Russell Scott
  • Patent number: 5673509
    Abstract: This invention relates to an adhesive type rodent trap that is disposable and has an opaque housing with a window, preventing unintended view of the trapped rodent but allowing quick intended viewing for checking if the trap is occupied. The trap further includes an entrance and a handle for closing the entrance to the trap and carrying the trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Inventor: Askew W. Gatewood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5655337
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drywall support device. More particularly, this invention relates to a drywall support device for temporarily attaching a sheet of drywall to a ceiling for easier permanent attachment by using a lift system to raise the sheet of drywall to the ceiling. This device is an elongated support which allows for "hands-free" permanent attachment of sheets of material to both conventional or irregularly sloped ceilings. The device has three essential components: (1) a pair of ceiling joist support brackets; (2) an elevatable drywall support; and (3) a threaded screw-type mechanism with a handle to raise the elevatable support to a desired elevation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Inventors: Carroll D. Bryant, Karl U. Hairston
  • Patent number: 5647721
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a miniature, portable, self-contained power machine for handling materials, comprising, a rigid frame providing the base structure for all components of said machine, a means of electrical power supply for said machine, means for regulating the motion of said machine, two endless roller chains forming a traction system and serving as the means to move said machine over various types of terrain, means for readily receiving and rigidly securing a variety of miniature, hydraulically powered material handling implements to said machine, and a central hydraulic system which is powered by said power supply means and which supplies power to said attachable material handling implements. The machine has a diversity of applications in numerous industries. The machine accepts any of a variety of attachable implements through an assembly socket and a torque arm socket, and then links the implement to the central hydraulic system with hydraulic hoses leading to a hydraulic power manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Inventor: David J. Rohrbaugh
  • Patent number: 5648403
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a new formulation for antimicrobial gutta percha cones for obturation of root canals comprising of 20% gutta percha, 55% zinc oxide, 10% Barium, 10% sulphate, 10% triiodomethane, and 5% wax/resin. In order to ensure pliability and compactability, this formula should be varied by no more than 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Inventor: Howard Martin
  • Patent number: 5646197
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a root canal sealer which satisfies the need for obtaining a tight seal. The root canal sealer comprises the following powders in the following weight ratios: 31 to 41% zinc oxide, 25% hydrogenated rosin glycerol ester (staybelite resin), 10% bismuth subcarbonate, 10% barium sulfate, 1% anhydrous sodium borate, and 5-15% triiodomethane. The powders are mixed with 100% eugenol to form a creamy paste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Inventor: Howard Martin
  • Patent number: 5638550
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a garment support that satisfies this need for substantial waist size adjustability, yet maintaining comfort and style. A garment support having features of the present invention comprises a flexible, expandable, inner tube-type device to which an air intake and release mechanism will be attached. The present invention can be built into the inner waistband of garments or can be made detachable therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Inventor: Paul Hube
  • Patent number: 5637122
    Abstract: The invention relates to electrostatic separation of coal from toxic and pyritic elements and ash compounds. More particularly this invention relates to separation of coal from refuse material by imparting opposite electrostatic charges to coal and refuse particles, passing them between oppositely charged electrodes and mechanically separating the electrostatically attracted diverging coal and refuse particles. The electrostatic attraction and divergent separation process is maximized by performing the charging and separation functions within a continuously vacuum reduced atmosphere. The use of a vacuum exhaust to continuously remove water and water vapor can prevent charge dissipation of the coal particles through charge transfer to water and water vapor. Additionally, the vacuum reduced atmosphere can prevent impairment of electrostatic influence due to gas turbulence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Inventor: David K. Brown
  • Patent number: 5635057
    Abstract: The device of the present invention is an end of the line sewage filter which comprises a metal framing that supports stainless steel walls, ceiling and floor and is built on and attached to a concrete platform. There is an oil filter mat which is placed on the floor of the structure to absorb some of the oil present in the sewage water. Holes in the floor of the device which align with holes in the concrete platform allow only the water and no trash or debris to exit the filter unit. Additionally, the filter unit is fitted with a door for easy access to the inside of the unit for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Inventor: Micah M. Revels
  • Patent number: 5626309
    Abstract: An attachment for a creel adaptor. More particularly, this invention relates to a collar for a creel adaptor that has outwardly extending fingers of varying stiffness and multiplicity such that several different material packaging tubes may be used on a single creel base adaptor. In order to make the creel adaptor taught in U.S. Pat. No. 5,203,518 more compatible with packaging tubes which differ in both size and geometric shape, a set of collars having outwardly extending fingers replace the three whiskers disclosed in the U.S. Pat. No. 5,203,518. These collars are placed over the central shaft while the outwardly extending fingers engage the inner periphery of a packaging tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Inventor: Arthur C. Morgan
  • Patent number: 5626746
    Abstract: A polishing filter having the capabilities for removing small solids and hydrocarbons present within a liquid flow is a filtration device to be used either in conjunction with processes already in existence or as a stand-alone unit. The polishing filter can be used for marine, commercial or industrial activities. Small solids will be discriminated hi( size by a removable and replaceable bag filter. Residing inside the bag filter is the polishing filter bonding media, a hydrocarbon encapsulation agent used to separate and bond emulsified and dissolved oils. This bonding media is contained inside a porous membrane bag which is also removable and replaceable. The .addition of this device to already existing equipment utilized by ocean vessels and commercial and industrial activities will enhance the decontamination process and assist in compliance with local, national and international clean water laws for effluent from ships and shore-based activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Inventor: William C. Rose
  • Patent number: 5624393
    Abstract: The present invention provides a retrofitted attachment to an existing bone sagittal saw or drill to cool bone during the cutting and/or drilling phase of surgery. The irrigation apparatus disperses sterile fluid from an attached intravenous bag via length of slim tubing. The tubing is attached to the saw or drill and held in place by C-shaped clips. Gravity simply forces a constant flow of sterile fluid from the suspended bag to the saw blade or drill to cool the bone. Additionally, an angled jet tip directs the flow of the coolant towards the saw blade for the most beneficial effects. Finally, a thumb operated button is located at the distal end of the device to control the flow of liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Inventor: Eric L. Diamond
  • Patent number: 5603809
    Abstract: A spinning band device for use in a distillation process including a particular pattern of apertures. The band is made of of an elongated strip, either metal screen or Teflon, twisted about its longitudinal center. Both embodiments contain frayed or jagged edges to create turbulences within a mixture and scrape the inner wall of a distillation column. The novel features of this band are the large apertures, which a situated on the longitudinal centerline for the metallic embodiment and scattered on the outer face for the Teflon embodiment, combined with the use of a plurality of spinning blades. Experimental testing and empirical data has proven this type of band to yield a significant increase in fractionating efficiency over the conventional two bladed bands without apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Inventor: Roger R. Roark, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5596824
    Abstract: An earth moving and tamping apparatus rig is provided which can backfill a trench and compact the backfill materials up to 100% compaction. A bucket and a vibrator are attached to a backhoe. The bucket retrieves the filling material and either dumps the material into a trench or sifts it through adjustable screening blades that form the bottom of the bucket. The apparatus includes a means to swivel the bucket with respect to the vibrator. The end of the bucket then compacts the filling materials into the trench. Each moving rig apparatus may also be equipped with an alternative two-bucket system, where one bucket fits inside the other one or is along side thereof. For trenches as wide as two feet to increase the area of dirt tamped, the two-bucket may be secured in juxtaposition to each other. For more narrow trenches, the second bucket may be secured inside the first bucket and the area tamped will only be the width of a single bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Inventors: Thomas M. Scott, David R. Scott
  • Patent number: 5597127
    Abstract: This invention relates to means for pulverizing coal or other minerals by causing them to impact against rotating elements which are specially contoured to maximize two objectives: 1) improved efficiency in pulverization of the material particles at high production rates; and 2) protection of the rotating elements themselves from wear by contact with the process material. The device is formed with counter-rotating rotors which are inverted with respect to each other. The rotors have specially contoured elements attached to their inner faces in concentric rings. The elements could be any one of four different embodiments or a combination of two or more different elements forming successive rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Inventor: David K. Brown
  • Patent number: 5575824
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a fuel coal processing system having a centrifugal type coal pulverizer and an electrostatic type coal purifier and an optional fuel coal size classifier all combined into one integral, cooperatively acting fuel coal preparation device in one embodiment, and a centrifugal type coal pulverizer and fuel coal size classifier combined in a second embodiment. The centrifugal type coal pulverizer may be a counter rotating cup and ring assembly for breaking apart the coal particles and impurities. The coal particles and impurities leave the pulverizer in flat, radiating, sheet pattern which passes through the electrostatic purifier or separator. The electrostatic separator has a pair of plates which are oppositely charged and arranged next to the pulverizer. The top plate is negatively charged to attract the positively charged pure coal particles and repel the negatively charged pyritic particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Inventors: Charles K. Brown, David K. Brown
  • Patent number: 5572761
    Abstract: A golf ball and golf club head cleaner including a leak resistant container which has a lid and open cylindrical portion for receiving a cleaning fluid therein. The lid has a ball holder attached at the end of an extender portion and a handle attached on top forming one rigid piece. A rigid bristle cage formed of plastic or wire mesh internally lined with bristles is placed inside of the open cylinder. A golf ball is placed into an opening in the center of the ball holder and secured by a pair of alternate prongs. The ball holder is then immersed into the container and swished about against the bristles in the liquid detergent. To clean a golf club head the ball holder is removed and the club head is immersed in the detergent liquid in the container. One side of the ball holder has bristles for easy cleaning of the deep grooves on the golf club head. A clip is attached to the side of the container for attachment to a golf bag for easy transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Inventor: Roy Meyer
  • Patent number: 5564450
    Abstract: This invention is a device capable of repairing umbrellas which have suffered a separation of fabric from the supporting frame. The device has a housing for the naked support tip and several flaps to hold the umbrella's fabric. The tip of the support frame is pushed into the housing of the device, then the fabric is pulled down to the tip and the device's flaps are closed. The flaps sandwich the fabric and secure it with small teeth and adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Inventor: Mark A. Sokoloski
  • Patent number: D375045
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Inventors: Desna V. Weber, Thomas B. Oates
  • Patent number: D382394
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Inventor: Joseph E. Hlafka