Patents Represented by Attorney Walter R. Keller
  • Patent number: 4596387
    Abstract: The invention comprises flexible handles which are adjustable in length, and which are attached to athletic shoes. The handles may be attached at various points on each shoe, adjusted to the desired length, and the wearer can grasp the handles to aid and augment exercises, and muscle toning routines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1986
    Inventor: Patrick S. Roberts
  • Patent number: 4551917
    Abstract: A knife which has generally a blade and a handle wherein the blade folds into the handle; and wherein the handle has a first parallel plate and a second parallel plate which are secured to each other and spaced from each other by a spacer bushing and a fixed bushing to form therein a pocket into which the blade folds as it rotates around the fixed bushing. The fixed bushing has therein a slide hole into which the stem of a lock inserts. A biasing spring is installed in a bore in the stem and bears against a shoulder inside the stem and against a spring plate affixed to the outside of the first parallel plate, thereby biasing the stem and the lock through the second parallel plate. A button on the outside of the second parallel plate passes through a button hole therein, and the button is affixed to the end of the stem. The lock has a lock pin which protrudes through the first parallel plate and engages one of a plurality of lock pin holes in the blade securing the blade in the desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1985
    Inventor: Michael L. Walker
  • Patent number: 4547973
    Abstract: A set of attachments which affix to a steel tape rule comprising a zero attachment which attaches adjacent to the zero end of the steel tape rule, and a case attachment which attaches to the case of the steel tape rule, and wherein the attachments each hold a scribing pin, commonly called trammel points, and wherein the zero attachment may additionally or in the alternatively hold a pencil or soapstone or chalk. The zero attachment affixes to the steel tape rule near the zero end of the steel tape rule, while the case attachment affixes to the case of the steel tape rule and when so attached provides for allowing the steel tape rule and the zero attachment to be extended from the case, and then the case attachment locks the steel tape rule in the extended position. Thus lofting, and measurements, as well as scribing arcs of substantial diameter are made easier and significantly faster, with no loss in accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Inventor: Fred L. Owens
  • Patent number: 4484865
    Abstract: A fluid pump for use down a well, having a pump shell, a flexible bladder, a squeeze plate, two check valves, and a plurality of toggle linkages, and a drive rod. The flexible bladder is positioned between the pump shell and the squeeze plate inside the pump shell, and the toggle linkages pivotally connect the squeeze plate, the drive rod, and the inside surface of the pump shell in a manner that permits with one complete stroke of the drive rod the compression and relaxing of the flexible bladder. The power source, is located at the surface of the earth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1984
    Inventor: John P. Spacer
  • Patent number: 4471894
    Abstract: On certain handguns, the firing pin protrudes through the rear of the weapon when the weapon is cocked, as an indication of the condition of the weapon. In the uncocked condition, the weapon is held in a holster by the retaining strap which has a conventional female snap which mates with a male snap mounted on the weapon around the firing pin extension orfice. Grasping the weapon, in the holster, and cocking the weapon by depressing the squeeze cocker, automatically cocks the weapon causing the firing pin to extend rearward, popping off the female snap and releasing the weapon to be withdrawn from the holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1984
    Inventor: Charles W. Neely
  • Patent number: 4470542
    Abstract: A home heating system which transfers heat generated in a fireplace, throughout the home using the duct work and furnace fan already installed in a home, having a natural gas fired forced air furnace; said home heating system being an inexpensive, simple closed loop system compatible with the existing forced air furnace heating system. The home heating system having a hydro-grate through which a heat transfer fluid flows, said hydro-grate being placed in the fireplace and the fire in the fireplace heating the heat transfer fluid. The home heating system then pumping the hot heat transfer fluid to cooling radiators which are placed in the cold air plenum of the forced air furnace, and the forced air furnace fan being automatically activated. The electrical circuitry of the activating mechanism of the furnace fan being in parallel with the existing temperature activation of the furnace fan, thus the operation of the forced air furnace is in no way affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1984
    Inventors: Jim Pierce, Jan R. J. Pierce
  • Patent number: 4454792
    Abstract: A hand tool for pulling tent stakes, trap stakes, or driven anchors comprising a claw foot having a standing bar, and a sliding bar with a handle, wherein the standing bar and the sliding bar are slideably engaged to each other by a slide impact lug affixed to the standing bar and a running impact lug affixed to the sliding bar. The tool, a stake puller, being lightweight and operable with one hand, uses the sliding hammer principle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1984
    Inventor: Wesley E. Burris
  • Patent number: 4446988
    Abstract: An improved dressing and food dispenser, adjustable for quantity of portion dispensed, which is driven by an electric motor, and cam operated, to apportion, then dispense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1984
    Inventor: George C. Chronis
  • Patent number: 4440062
    Abstract: A reversible front bolt for converting a firearm of a first caliber to fire cartridges of a second caliber; or to provide a second front bolt of the same caliber as a spare part. The regular bolt assembly comprises a front bolt, a plurality of rails and a rear bolt, wherein the rails connect, and rigidly position the front bolt with respect to the rear bolt. The front bolt has two firing faces, and to change from one firing face to the other, the rails are disconnected from the front bolt, the front bolt reversed and the rails reconnected to the front bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1984
    Inventor: Sidney J. McQueen
  • Patent number: 4435868
    Abstract: A hiker's hatchet with a knife sheathed in the handle of the hatchet whereby the grip of the knife also forms the grip of the hatchet, but when belt carried the knife may be removed without removing the hatchet from the belt, and when used as a fish knife the knife protrudes beyond the hatchet head, thereby in one unit providing a skinning and cleaning knife and a beheading hatchet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1984
    Inventor: Sidney J. McQueen
  • Patent number: 4422254
    Abstract: A safety mechanism for firearms having a sear pivoting in front of a trigger, wherein the safety mechanism consists of a safety shaft which is rotatably installed transversely to the axis of the barrel; said safety shaft providing positive safe and fire positions by blocking or freeing sear movement; and said safety mechanism also consisting of a safety channel which is affixed to the safety shaft, said safety channel acting as the positioning lever for the safety shaft; and said safety channel being a visible indicator of the position of the safety channel as well as a dust cover and said safety channel blocking access to the trigger when in the safe position; and wherein the safety mechanism can be positioned in the firing mode, and access to the trigger provided by one motion of the safety channel unilaterally with intentionally positioning the trigger finger on the trigger ready to fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1983
    Inventor: Sidney J. McQueen
  • Patent number: 4412472
    Abstract: A capotasto for musical instruments that have a finger board, of the guitar type, having an inelastic, tensioned holding strap for connection to the neck of the instrument. This strap, tensioned by a spring, permits repositioning of the capotasto on the neck of the instrument, by rolling without removing the capotasto; and the attachment of the capotasto will not detune the instrument. The capotasto includes two or more rollers on flexible pins to bear on the strings of the instrument to facilitate the repositioning of the capotasto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1983
    Inventor: William G. Welch
  • Patent number: 4405269
    Abstract: A complete set of mating tools to be powered by an electric motor, or a hand held drill, for use in deburring shell casings, reaming primer pockets and cleaning and polishing shell casings, said set of mating tools comprising an adapter barrel, an adapter sleeve, and a case spinning tool, and said set containing a burring tool and a primer pocket reamer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1983
    Inventor: Bruce Hertzler
  • Patent number: 4392458
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an internal combustion engine having a plurality of double oscillating pistons disposed around the interior of the housing, each side of each oscillating piston having a cam arm which applies the force of combustion to a cam gear. The cam gear has a cam surface on its exterior which engages the cam arm and a ring gear on its interior which engages a plurality of planetary gears which in turn drive a drive shaft having a sun gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1983
    Inventor: Henry E. Gummeringer
  • Patent number: 4379364
    Abstract: A device for use by artists and others to aid in freehand sketching, comprising generally a base, a transparent sketching surface in an upright position and a chin rest less than an arm's length away from the sketching surface, said base being supported by nesting folding legs, or being supported by the artists' knees, when the artist is in a sitting position, wherein the artist views the object to be sketched through the sketching surface and sketches directly on the sketching surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1983
    Inventor: Ivan L. Fish
  • Patent number: 4344351
    Abstract: A trigger mechanism for submachine guns and other automatic weapons, having a spring loaded burst finger incorporated into a standard trigger, so that the burst finger bears against the sear in such a way that when the trigger is squeezed the burst finger bears against the sear, turning the sear, and disengaging the sear from the bolt and the trigger to automatically overtravel, blocking the sear from re-engaging the bolt. Trigger rebound repositions the trigger allowing the sear to re-engage the bolt after a short burst of rounds has been fired; then the firer consciously releases the trigger and the trigger returns to its non-firing position. Otherwise full and continued depression of the trigger compels the sear to remain disengaged from the bolt producing a fully automatic firing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1982
    Inventor: Sidney J. McQueen
  • Patent number: 4327626
    Abstract: The submachine gun also has a forward housing. The forward housing is installed over the forward bolt and barrel, and rotatably secured to the assembly collar, and to the barrel by a sling swivel and a muzzle nut. The forward housing has integrally made there with a pistol grip and trigger housing. The trigger housing contains the trigger mechanism and sear, said sear when the submachine gun is assembled engages selectively the plurality of ring grooves around the forward bolt. Externally attached and mounted to the front housing is a sight bridge. Thus assembled, the front housing with pistol grip and sight bridge may be fully rotated with respect to the stock, magazine, and ejector port while the sear continously engages the ring grooves of the front bolt, and the weapon is ready to fire and fully operable at any point of the rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1982
    Inventor: Sidney J. McQueen
  • Patent number: 4296739
    Abstract: A solar heating system for use in heating heavy parafin base and asphalt base oil wells to facilitate pumping, comprising a truncated pyramid shaped solar collector, using cotton seed oil as the heat transfer medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1981
    Inventor: Gaines H. Bolding
  • Patent number: 4281532
    Abstract: A portable apparatus for straightening automobile bodies comprising two longitudinal main beams, each telescoping in length, connected to each other by two telescoping transverse beams; two end bars slideably and telescoping attaching to the end of the main beams; a plurality of cross beams which removeably but rigidly attach to the main beams at a multitude of points; each main beam having thereon a plurality of tie downs; each cross beam being equiped with a plurality of load pads operated by hydraulic jacks; and the end bars also operated by hydraulic pads; the entire apparatus being assembled by pins for easy quick assembly and disassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1981
    Assignee: Portaframe, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred D. Covington
  • Patent number: 4256179
    Abstract: An index mandrel body, which connects with a well string in a borehole, is received by a tubular body have a plurality of splines, which slidably engage teeth on an indexing sleeve rigidly affixed inside the mandrel said splines receiving seatable lands rigidly affixed inside the tubular body, said lands being so spaced as to be able to pass between the splines so that the body becomes fully rotatable, said invention being adaptable for use in compression or tension application to off shore drilling, as well as on land drilling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1981
    Assignee: International Oil Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Harold E. Shillander