Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm William H. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 6293192
    Abstract: Combined newsprint core brake system and newsprint supply reel in a continuous running roll press, for full and fractional running web supply, web tension sensor control braking coupled to core chucking spindles in the running newsprint roll core position, characterized by selectively activated Zero stroke multi caliper disc brakes carried by multi-armed spiders with core chucking spindles axially positioned and circumferentially spaced for indexing a chucking spindle axis from pre-drive to running newsprint roll core position; eliminating the prior art “transition period” replaced herein by “Constant Tension”, eliminating the prior art drag-belt deterioration of the newsprint surface texture; and with assurance of effective roll to roll splicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Inventor: Norman C. Bartlett
  • Patent number: 6283042
    Abstract: An attachment for a highchair tray provides a clamping bracket adapted to be fixed to a depending front flange of the tray or other desired loacation, characterized by an extended arm with a declined mounting plate remotely positioning a food server so as to not permit access to the server by the child, the clamping bracket removably receiving the arm. The server is integral with the arm and/or mounting plate or can be mounted onto the arm or mounting plate or as a receiving chamber to support a food container remote from the child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Inventors: Kathie D. Wargo, Walter E. Poe
  • Patent number: 6173481
    Abstract: An apparatus for servicing the axles of heavy vehicles, providing aligned removal and reassembly of the wheel assembly for access to the brakes, wheel bearings and oils seals, to facilitate inspection and to ensure proper repair, characterized by a spindle coupling and a coaxially extending rail and carriage transport with wheel mounting adapters for alignment of the wheel assembly with the vehicle axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Inventor: Michael B. Parent
  • Patent number: 6047409
    Abstract: A face shield adjustment control and safety lock characterized by fore and aft horizontal shifting of the transparent shield to close and limitedly open for air circulation, by selectively limited lifting about the anchor pivot for increaed air circulation and for face access, embodied in an inserted spring plate with control slots and detents for controlling and positioning the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Inventor: Elwood J. B. Simpson
  • Patent number: 6045293
    Abstract: A vehicle trafficway controller characterized by a person friendly driver intimidating wrong-way traffic condition for causing vehicle tire tread damage, having a vertically extensible tire tread piercing member shiftably carried by a frame and with a retractile tread piercing point, and a movable person protective cover isolating said point when in said person friendly driver intimidating wrong-way traffic condition, and exposing said tire tread piercing point to a tire tread rolling thereover, the tire tread piercing member being frangible and/or extended and retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Inventor: Harry D. Dickinson
  • Patent number: 6007031
    Abstract: A collapsible golf bag attachment providing a stand and wheeled dolly for accessible carrying of golf clubs and transport by the golfer, comprised of saddles and a frame fastened to the golf bag and a pair of wheeled legs contollably locked in a deployed mode by a manipulator with a retractile ground engageable post to assist deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Inventor: Larry G. Tang
  • Patent number: 5980392
    Abstract: A movable simulated golf green enables the practicing of approach shots on a golf driving range, or other location. The apparatus is constructed as part of a motorized vehicle so as to be driven about to various selected locations on the range. The green surface is made of a flexible sheet material laid over, but only connected to a structural under layer along its periphery. Thus an air layer pumped between the flexible sheet and the under layer causes the flexible layer to rise to a position slightly above the structural surface. The inner facing surfaces of these layers each have a metallic contact layer on them so that when they contact each other an electrical circuit may be closed. The electrical circuit provides a power source and several lamps for illuminating when a golf ball contacts the green surface and forces the metal layers into contact momentarily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Inventor: Alvin Emison Cox
  • Patent number: 5895316
    Abstract: A sanding tool for out-of reach rounded corner dry-wall construction and comprised of a depressible pad having a coextensive angular cross section with an abrasive concavely rounded center section and preferably non-abrasive oppositely projecting obtusely related planar side sections to overlie oppositely projecting planar dry-wall surfaces, and a manipulatable adapter to be carried by an extension pole and coupled thereto by frictionally controlled swivel means for adjustably restrained reciprocal and rocking motion and releasable attachment of the sanding tool pad to said adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Inventor: John W. Williams
  • Patent number: 5862537
    Abstract: A flush lever operated control reservoir and toilet flush system for toilet water storage tanks, for preventing continued flow from a water supply as a result of a flush valve leak or a tank leak, the fill valve is responsive to a water level in a separate reservoir filled by a flood level of storage tank water to shut OFF the fill valve, a drain in the form of a syphon from the reservoir is responsive to operation of a flush handle to empty the reservoir to turn ON said fill valve and simultaneously discharge the storage tank, and a flood preventor refilling the reservoir in the event of a system failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Inventor: John S. Osmond
  • Patent number: 5816070
    Abstract: A Vapor Recompression Absorber (VRA) for reprocessing a concentrated solution of water refrigerant and Lithium-Bromide salt from at least one solution concentrator in a closed chiller system, the VRA being comprised of an upper heat-in absorption chamber and a lower heat-out evaporation chamber and sump separated by a thin polymer heat transfer wall, strong solution from the system applied as a falling film to the heat-in side is recirculated, while strong solution applied as a falling film to the heat-out side and evaporation therefrom transported by a vapor compressor to the absorption chamber and condensed for recirculation, the sump solution being being strengthened and delivered to and evaporated in the absorber of the chiller system for maximized chilling of a water distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Inventor: Milton Meckler
  • Patent number: 5816557
    Abstract: A bracket for omni placement of heavy objects at the planar face of a wall by cantilevering the hanging center from the next adjacent underlying stud, especially adapted to dry-wall construction, and characterized by a mounting secured by spaced top and bottom fasteners, a cantilever arm to fixed to the mounting to extend right or left against the wall, and a hanger slide selectively positioned along the arm to receive a support wire or hook for suspension of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Inventor: John E. Tepper
  • Patent number: 5803209
    Abstract: A motion restricting device restraining rectilinear movement of the ends of a rope and comprised of a post with retainment rings passing the rope at one or both opposite ends of the post, and having at least one and preferably a plurality of radially projecting adjustment bits intermediate the ends of the post for hooked engagement of a section of the rope drawn circumferentially around the post, the post and rings and bits being integrally formed and smooth surfaced for controlled frictional engagement with said rope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Suzaki
  • Patent number: 5776124
    Abstract: A releasable adapter for coupling a hypodermic syringe and a medicinal vial having a pocket underlying a seal and separate from the chamber of the vial, characterized by a releasable primary attachment connected to and centering the adapter positioned on the vial, and a secondary attachment connected to and centering the syringe with the vial before the syringe needle pierces the seal and with limited projection of the syringe needle into said pocket, for withdrawing liquid when inverted as a unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Inventor: Arnold Wald
  • Patent number: 5711500
    Abstract: A baby bottle holder that may be biased against a person holding the baby, or rested upon the baby, for stability with at least one hand of the person being free to do other things, and by the baby with or without hands. Also, the holder has adjustable features for shifting the holder and the bottle within the holder to achieve comfortable positioning for feeding the baby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Inventor: Victor De Los Santos
  • Patent number: 5694971
    Abstract: A lead free water valve for domestic use as a saddle valve for tapping into existent water supply tubes to establish a permanent retrofit installation for controlled water service to a lateral installation, having a set screw affixing the saddle to the supply tube and having a retainer assembly by which a single non-removable fastener secures an operating knob that captures a retainment collar, and micrometer adjustment with port opening indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Inventor: Anthony C. Wilcock
  • Patent number: 5685505
    Abstract: A wave energy receiving platform installed to track in alignment within a look angle of the sun or a wave energy beaming platform, using holographic windows recorded according to time related positions of the platforms as zone plates to concentrate the wave energy in energy converters, and to columnate light for energy beaming, one embodiment utilizing a circular holographic window for "spot" insolation and a dish-shaped reflector for photovoltaic power assimilation and microwave transmission, a second embodiment utilizing a rectilinear-shaped holographic window for "bar"-shaped beaming and an elongated reflector for photovoltaic power assimilation and microwave transmission, a rectilinear Stirling cycle engine directly operating a rectilinear alternator for generating electrical power, the photovoltaic power synchronized therewith for in-house operation and primary propulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Inventor: Milton Meckler
  • Patent number: D406401
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Inventor: Elwood J. B. Simpson
  • Patent number: D406402
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Inventor: Elwood J. B. Simpson
  • Patent number: D406403
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Inventor: Elwood J. B. Simpson
  • Patent number: D406404
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Inventor: Elwood J. B. Simpson