Patents Represented by Attorney Warren D. Flackbert
  • Patent number: 5169999
    Abstract: A holder for carrying a ball starter on the barrel on a muzzle loading and/or black powder rifle. The holder, secured to the rifle barrel, presents ready access to the ball starter and precludes any previously encountered inconvenience in locating the ball starter on the person of the user or in the general vicinity of use. The holder is conveniently mounted and provision is made for the selective retention of the ball starter thereon, i.e. from release from a stored position to positive placement at such storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Inventor: Danny W. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 5158403
    Abstract: A material handling arrangement basically in the form of a knockdown pallet which serves ease in pallet return to a point of origin for reuse purposes. The arrangement is presented in various forms, each reflecting adaptability to use and including a variety of approaches for maintaining component interaction and assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Inventor: H. William Moors
  • Patent number: 5145436
    Abstract: A foldable beehive foundation frame presented in the form of a book, where hinges achieve the folding together of adjacent frameworks. The foundation is placed between the frameworks and, importantly, when such are closed, the foundation is secured and/or positioned along all four side edges under tension and/or pressure. Corresponding pins-recesses on the frameworks serve to prevent unwanted slipping between the closed frameworks. Spring wire type latches assure the maintenance of the foundation within the frame, where the foundation (sheet) remains straight and secure, and is prevented from warping and/or distortion, as when replacing the foundation, and, also, due to weather conditions. No tools, jigs or the like are required to replace foundation sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Inventor: Robert W. Little
  • Patent number: 5141225
    Abstract: A playing aid for a game such as pool and/or billiards in the form of a lightweight molded plastic resin presenting troughs and ridges into which the fingers and thumb of the player are introduced and including a directional arrow for proper playing orientation. A flexible member is provided for detachably retaining the device on the player's hand. The aid importantly provides position conformity to the player, as, for example, in dictating an open bridge, a closed bridge and an elevated bridge, as selectively required by a player in the course of a game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Inventor: Randall W. Fulkerson
  • Patent number: 5123142
    Abstract: A cleaner attachment for use with a vacuum source, such as a common vacuum cleaner or a central vacuum system, defined by a plurality of feathers arranged about the end of a tube defining the body of the attachment. The feathered covered end of the tube includes a series of openings along both the side wall and the end wall thereof, creating a vacuum type atmosphere with the feathers. In a typical assembly, the quills of the feathers are wire wrapped into position on the tube, and the wire wrapping overlaid by a heat shrinking material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Assignee: M and L Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Miller
  • Patent number: 5111608
    Abstract: A defective bullet dislodging mechanism employing a framework mounted rotatable shaft serving to move the handle and barrel of a weapon containing the defective bullet with respect to the slide assembly thereof which is maintained at a stationary location, whereupon the bullet is effectively released from a jammed position, falling through an ejection port. The weapon is inverted during the aforesaid dislodging procedure, where contact between a fork clamp at an end of the rotatable shaft and the weapon causes the desired separation and resulting release of the bullet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Inventor: James P. Weisheit
  • Patent number: 5112097
    Abstract: A covering arrangement for the cargo area of a truck defined by trolley assemblies positioning overlying covering fabric in a sealing relationship with the cargo area. The trolley assemblies, each typically driven by a chain, are propelled forwardly and rearwardly in an uncovering and covering relationship. The rear portion of the cargo area is covered by a fixed and/or independent fabric which includes a laterally extending cushioned bar. Another cushioned bar, locataed at the rearmost end of the movable covering fabric, selectively engages the other cushioned bar to present an effective sealed relationship. Resilient means secured to the trolley assemblies continually urge the covering fabric into a sealed relationship with the top edges of the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Inventor: Frederick Turner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5112241
    Abstract: A connector seal arrangement having particular adaptability for use within the insulation space between the inner wall and the cabinet wall of a household refrigerator and having a portion extending into the refrigerated space. The rear seal snaps into a watertight relationship with a recess defined at the end of the connector, whereas the front seal is disposed on an upstanding plate or flange extending from the mid-region of the connector. The inner seal is, typically, overmolded on the aforesaid plate and includes a skirt or boot in engagement with the inner surface of the inner wall of the refrigerator. Introduction of insulation presents a sealing relationship between the skirt or boot and the aforesaid inside wall surface. In order to achieve more versatility, the rear seal may include an opening presenting a fracturable membrane for the selective introduction of an electrical connector(s) depending upon total needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: Incor Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul B. Chesnut, Michael D. Cooper, Jerry A. Neas
  • Patent number: 5103879
    Abstract: A pillow filling arrangement characterized by a hopper into which filler material is introduced and caused to fluff by a pusher fan(s), resulting in optimum buoyancy and loft. Consistent filler material weight is achieved due to preestablished timer action, such being without the necessity of physical weighing and largely irrespective of the type of filler material involved. Additionally, the arrangement is operated from a single main control, usable in both manual and automatic modes, and representing a convenience in satisfying all operational needs at the same location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Inventor: Eugene E. Hickerson
  • Patent number: 5105344
    Abstract: An improved outdoor lantern which presents a yellow tinted sleeve to cast a color serving to repel insects normally attracted to bright lights after dusk. The sleeve is made from glass and is readily adaptable to various types or forms of lanterns and may be offered as replacement for existing lanterns or as original equipment on new lanterns. The use of the glass sleeve of the invention reduces the need for costly chemical repellants and insecticides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Inventor: Everett E. Sapp
  • Patent number: 5100104
    Abstract: An implement for removing a tree stump or the like defined by a first portion directly engaging the article under removal in a biting relationship and a second portion partly surrounding the article and moving into a confining relationship with the latter. The implement is mounted on a framework for pivotal movement. A manually controlled mechanism defines a removal location by pivotal action and where a locking bar serves to maintain the latter. Ample leverage is afforded for ready one-man operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Inventor: Ralph A. Wagner
  • Patent number: 5088150
    Abstract: A repair plate used in combination with a power nozzle for a vacuum cleaner, typically stamped from metal stock, and serving to repair the power nozzle for reuse purposes. The repair plate may assume the outer configuration of the upper surface of the power nozzle and may be positioned in an operative position by the use of a pop rivet. An air impervious solvent may also be employed to preclude air leakage. The invention solves a long needed problem common to vacuum cleaner repairmen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Inventor: Gerald B. Ritchie
  • Patent number: 5081725
    Abstract: A padded rail arrangement used in combination with a common water bed characterized as selectively detachable pad sections having a longitudinal cut-out undersurface adapted to be received on the upper portions of the rails defining the framework of the water bed. The invention is presented in two basic forms, to-wit, where, in one form, a pad section is adapted to continuously define a corner section of the water bed framework and, in another form, the corners of the water bed framework are exposed or uncovered. An independent mitered corner pad section utilizing the longitudinal cut-out undersurface is also presented. The pad section is typically covered by material for durability and appearance purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Inventor: Eric J. Neese
  • Patent number: 5049261
    Abstract: A coal slurry washer which, importantly, is portable for usage at the site of the coal slurry, where the components are disposed on movable platforms capable of highway travel. A mast or boom is provided which carries, at the free upper end thereof, cyclone-sieve bend components, assuring an effective elongated gravity discharge path to a dryer component therebelow. The platform carrying the mast provides space for receiving the cyclone-sieve bend components during a non-use or transporting position of the latter, further assuring the desired portability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Inventors: Eddie D. Tapp, Tony L. Tapp
  • Patent number: 5040641
    Abstract: A wheel assembly having particular adaptability for use on a shopping cart and which importantly serves to prevent shopping cart movement after release by the user. Briefly, the wheel assembly includes an axle, a hub, a tire carrying rim overlying said hub, and a series of lateral grooves on the outer surface of the hub and selectively engagable by, for example, spring-loaded ball catches mounted on portions of the rim. When one of the ball catches is received within a lateral groove, wheel rotation is limited (until overcome by the user's force). The preceding serves to prevent unwanted cart movement and promotes safety in a cart location area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Inventors: Theodore D. Phillips, Stephen A. Gray
  • Patent number: 5027031
    Abstract: A lighting control circuit having particular adaptability to tractor-trailer truck usage where a considerable increase of illumination is provided for the best interests of safety. The circuitry provides non-blinking left and right turn signal lights which supplement the blinking of the existing turn signal lights. Additionally, backup lights are programmed into the circuit operation. Through the use of a four-way flasher control, all the lights on the vehicle are caused to serve flashing, signaling an/or blinking purposes, except those provided by the invention which remain non-blinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Inventor: Robert K. Wheelock
  • Patent number: 5023117
    Abstract: A novelty item and method of manufacture which employs the usage of thin apple slices to decorate a form, such as a hat, a basket or whatever. The apple slices are each cut from the top to the bottom of the apple and remain unpeeled, and with core and seeds, to preserve realism. The sliced apples are arranged in layers during assembly of the item, where, typically, lemon juice, a preservative and an aromatic material, as well as some type of decoration, serve to enhance the finished product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Inventor: Kimetha L. Stephens
  • Patent number: 5018340
    Abstract: A sports saddle which eliminates the usage of heavy wooden bars extending between the forks and the cantle of the saddle trees through the use of a lightweight underlayment, thereby providing flexibility and balance for the rider. The arrangement includes nylon straps, stitched onto the underlayment and secured to the forks and cantle, which serve as stirrup and girth straps. The sports saddle of the invention is light in weight, affords better contact with the body of the horse, representing manufacturing/assembly advantages and, importantly, permits the "floating" of the saddle trees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Inventor: Robert L. Marshall
  • Patent number: 5018364
    Abstract: An internal air damper for a combination refrigerator-freezer which serves to maintain a preset and/or desired temperature within the refrigerator by selective passage of colder air from the freezer. The arrangement is in the form of a rotatable baffle or door which opens in response to a temperature demand. The amount of colder air passage can be made available through either of two modes, i.e. by stopping the baffle at an open position to allow cool air flow into the refrigerator until the thermostat is satisfied, and, prior to reaching a freezing thermostat temperature, reenergizing the motor for baffle movement to closed position, or moving the baffle to an open position, and continuing baffle movement for gradual and better distribution of the colder air until the thermometer is satisfied and the baffle stops at a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: Tenelex Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul B. Chesnut, Michael W. Moore, Ivan D. Sarrell
  • Patent number: 5014369
    Abstract: A tie-down particularly adapted for use in combination with a pool cover which importantly prevents any marring, scratching or damage to the surface of the deck surrounding the pool. The tie-down is generally flat and smooth and made from a tough flexible rubber compound, presenting a keyhole slot at one end and a bifurcated opposite end. Either a hollow threaded member (or fastener) or a selective snap fastening arrangement is presented at the latter. The keyhole slot engages an anchor embedded in the pool deck, where the opposite bifurcated end secures one of a series of grommets disposed along the edge of the pool cover. The invention achieves desired strength and pulling force on the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: Anchor Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John H. Daus