Patents Represented by Attorney William S. Dorman
  • Patent number: 7406724
    Abstract: A generally rectangular baby bed comprised of a vertical headboard, a vertical footboard, a pair of vertical side panels connecting from the headboard to the footboard, a flat horizontal supporting surface extending between the headboard and the footboard for supporting a mattress thereon, a pair of vertical side panels extending between the headboard and the footboard, a central vertical partition mounted between the side panels in parallel relation therewith and extending from the headboard to the footboard, the central partition being formed of an upper horizontal rail, a lower horizontal rail and a plurality of vertical rails which extend from the upper rail to the lower rail, a pair of opposed vertical slots located opposite each other on the inboard sides of the headboard and footboard for receiving therein the ends of the upper and lower horizontal rails, whereby the vertical partition is slidable vertically upwardly and downwardly in the vertical slots, rollers mounted at the ends of the horizontal ra
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Inventor: Angela L. Miller
  • Patent number: 7374184
    Abstract: A portable table for supporting a table saw. The invention itself consists, essentially, of a pair of horizontal or longitudinal struts that extend above the ground or floor and across the lower ends of the legs of the table. On one end of each of the horizontal struts are mounted a pair of wheels which are slightly above ground when the table is standing in its normal condition. Also provided are a pair of horizontally extending handles which are attached to the table just below the upper surface thereof for the purpose of tilting the table when such action is desired. Thus, the essence of the invention is a pair of wheels which are mounted to one side of the table in a non-touching relation with the ground. When the table is tilted, by lifting up on the handles, the wheels will touch the ground and permit the table to be lifted off the ground and wheeled to a convenient location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventor: Michael W. Worthy
  • Patent number: 7350822
    Abstract: A lip coupling for connecting together two pieces of pipe above a hole in the floor, the coupling having a semi-spherical upper portion connecting with a lower cylindrical portion, the semi-spherical upper portion having an outer diameter exceeding the outer diameter of the lower cylindrical portion, the lower portion of the semi-spherical portion being provided with a generally transverse lip which is adapted to rest against the floor surrounding the hole, the lip having an underside which is provided with a curved and upwardly directed recess to prevent any unnecessary contact between the lip and any irregularity on the surface surrounding the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Inventor: James M. Truitt
  • Patent number: 7305723
    Abstract: A sink with an integrally molded recessed dish drain area adjacent to the sink basin and which incorporates an integrated reversible utility board that may be hinged or unhinged with the under side of the utility board providing a cutting board/work station surface which can conveniently and efficiently aid in the preparation of food by cutting, dicing or chopping, vegetables or meats. etc., with minimal inconvenience. The arrangement comprises a sink having at least one basin with a garbage/waste disposal and a molded or formed recessed area that may serve as a dish drain area and such drain area when not in use may be enclosed by the utility board. This new and improved arrangement for a utility board/work station provides a reversible utility board that is molded/contoured and is supported by at least two sides of the top area of the recessed flange and over the dish drain basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Inventor: Jimmy J. Fulks
  • Patent number: 7290817
    Abstract: A method of conducting an electronic repair business employing a mobile laboratory comprising converting a preexisting mobile vehicle of the van type into a mobile electronic laboratory and repair shop by first stripping all of the preexisting components in the van rearward of the existing front seats to provide a relatively flat floor from the front seats to the rear doors of the vehicle, the resulting floor being 10 to 12 feet wide, 16 to 18 feet in longitudinal direction and having a work space approximately 6 feet above the resulting floor, providing a transverse bulkhead arranged vertically behind the front seats, so that the space behind the bulkhead constitutes a work space, and fitting the work space into an electronics diagnostic and repair laboratory by adding the necessary work components and electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Delasse
  • Patent number: 7287364
    Abstract: A fence mower comprising a base frame connected to an agricultural tractor, a swing away cutting and dirt removal arm mounted by a pivot pin to the base frame to produce a mower assembly which is free floating by being connected to the agricultural tractor using a 3-point hitching system. Power to the invention is supplied by the tractor's power take off by way of a power take off shaft connected to a right angle gear box mounted on the swing away cutting arm. Through a pulley system, power is delivered to a spindle with a cutting and dirt removal blade attached on the bottom side. The swing away cutting and dirt removal arm is designed to extend beyond the side of the tractor, thus allowing the arm to be positioned under the last, or bottom fence rail closest to the ground of a fence. As the operator of the tractor engages the power take off, power generated is distributed to the cutting blade previously positioned under the fence line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Inventor: Larry D. Wright
  • Patent number: 7267324
    Abstract: An interlocking steel fencing system having posts and rails made from tubular steel, the posts and rails being either round or rectangular in shape, the posts having openings therein which correspond with the shape of a rail designed to be inserted therein, the end posts being provided with openings only on one side thereof, while in-line posts are provided with openings parallel to one another and corner posts are provided with openings in ninety-degree relation to one another, the end posts and corner posts being provided with spacer bars therein with which the rails are firmly abutted during assembly, and these posts being further provided with a locking cap to prevent removal of the spacer bars, the fencing system designed to be assembled such that each rail abuts the adjacent rail at a central location within the post or, on an end or corner post, abuts a spacer bar within the post and wherein the post openings are slightly larger than the rails to allow the fencing system to traverse uneven topography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Inventor: Warren F. Young
  • Patent number: 7233487
    Abstract: A laptop computer stand for a cab for an over-the-road vehicle wherein the cab is provided with a passenger seat, comprising a pair of longitudinally extending horizontal arms having forward ends and rear ends, one horizontal arm being attached to an inboard side of the seat and the other horizontal arm being attached to an outboard side of the seat, a curved arm having a horizontal portion extending across the forward ends of the two horizontal arms and being connected thereto, a vertical arm having an upper end and a lower end, the curved arm also having a vertical portion at an inboard end thereof connecting with the lower end of the vertical arm, a diagonal arm connected to and extending from the vertical arm to the rear end of the inboard arm and being connected thereto, a horizontal rectangular bed for receiving and supporting a laptop computer thereon, means connecting the bed to the upper end of the vertical arm so as to support the laptop computer over the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Inventor: Roy L. Stinson
  • Patent number: 7201667
    Abstract: A device to aid golfers in improving their putting game comprising in combination with a putter, a straight edge guide and an attachment for the putter head, the putter head attachment comprising an elongated flat vertical base plate which extends horizontally and is adapted to slide against a horizontal flat surface on the guide, a first vertical arm extending perpendicularly in a vertical plane from the base plate, a horizontal arm extending from an upper edge of the first vertical arm in a horizontal plane from an end of the first vertical arm opposite its attachment to the base plate, the horizontal arm extending in spaced relation with respect to the base plate, the horizontal arm forming a right angle with the first vertical arm so as to extend over an uppermost portion of the putter head, a second vertical arm attached to an end of the horizontal arm opposite from its attachment to the first vertical arm and extending downwardly in parallel relation with the first vertical arm, the putter head being gr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Inventor: Daniel W. Dorman
  • Patent number: 7191960
    Abstract: A shower head for dispensing a plurality of liquids into a continuous shower stream comprising a main shower head consisting of a divergently outwardly extending conical chamber bordered by a conical shell and a perforated arcuate member opposite from an apex of the conical chamber and through which water is sprayed onto the operator of the shower, a plurality of liquid dispensers arranged circumferentially around the main shower head, the main shower head having a main button moveable to an “off” position and an “on” position, each separate liquid dispensing member having its own chamber for containing a quantity of liquid therein to be dispensed into the main shower stream, passageways in each separate compartment communicating between the liquid contained in that compartment and the main shower head, a separate compartment button for each compartment and having an “on” and an “off” position, each compartment button in its “off” position preventing communication between the liquid in that compartment and th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Inventors: Ray V. Schrock, Keith A. Holman, Jason L. Parrish
  • Patent number: 7137945
    Abstract: A method of disposal of biowaste material which comprises drilling a first section of an injection well from the ground into a porous layer, drilling a second section of the injection well from a lower terminus of the first section of the injection well into the porous layer while drilling the same using underbalanced drilling techniques, drilling a first section of a production well from the ground to and into the porous layer, drilling a second section of the production well from the lower end of the first section thereof into the porous layer using underbalanced drilling conditions, making a geological measurement of the pore throat size and/or fracture aperture in the porous layer and treating the biowaste material introduced into the second section of the injection well by comminuting the same in a device such as a shear pump to an average particle size of approximately one-tenth to one-half, preferably one-seventh, of the average pore throat size in the porous layer, the measurement of the pore throat s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Sunstone Corporation
    Inventor: W. James Hughes
  • Patent number: 7077020
    Abstract: An inspection robot is provided to traverse the interior of a pipeline for the purpose of checking the coating at the interior surface of the pipeline at the weld seams. The robot is designed to determine the thickness of the coatings and to provide a visual and recordable reading thereof. The robot is provided with a holiday detector in the form of a conductive brush mounted on a rotatable hub and adapted to sweep against the weld seam so as to locate any voids in the coating by means of electrical conductance, thus causing a holiday marker to activate and mark the pipeline interior surface so that the site can be revisited for repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: CRTS, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell M. Langley, Jarod D. Carmichael, David Paulley, Charles F. Haworth, John D. Carter, James A. Huggins, Keith Roberts
  • Patent number: 6981420
    Abstract: A microphone is enclosed in a semi-sound insulated housing with a jingle bell type device that generates sound in response to a very slight movement and/or vibration of the housing and/or a structure to which the housing is attached. The sensor's sound insulated housing in cooperation with the microphone's adjustable sound sensitivity circuitry is designed for making the microphone responsive exclusively to the internally generated sound of a jingle bell sound generating type device in response to a movement/vibration of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Inventor: Arlen J. Lowrance
  • Patent number: 6840194
    Abstract: A round pen and the method of constructing the same which comprises the steps of selecting a plurality of vertical round tubular steel posts, a plurality of horizontal rails of tubular steel and a plurality of cables of sufficient length to traverse the distance from the first end post around the intermediate posts and back to the second end post, each intermediate post having a series of eyes welded thereon, fitting the cables through all of the eyes on the intermediate posts and attaching an end of each cable to the first end post, attaching an opposite end of each cable to the second end post through a spring, inserting an end of a horizontal rail into an opening in the first end post and then adjusting the opposite end of the rail into an opening in the next adjacent intermediate post, continuing to insert horizontal rails in all of the intermediate posts until the rails are in abutting relation in all of the intermediate posts, inserting the ends of a horizontal rail in an opening in the second end post
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Ranchers Pipe & Steel Corporation
    Inventor: Warren F. Young
  • Patent number: 6793184
    Abstract: A portable fishing rod holder for use in securing a fishing rod to a vehicle or other ferrometallic surface by means of a generally rectangular elongated portion having a pair of downwardly extending legs in perpendicular relation thereto, each leg being provided with a magnet inserted therein in countersunk relation, whereby a fishing rod may be captured and held within the confines of the fishing rod holder when said fishing rod holder is employed in conjunction with a ferrometallic surface, the fishing rod being held in an upright position with its base resting on the ground or suspended from a guide eye, and the fishing rod holder being further provided with a protuberance having an opening therein through which a key ring or similar device may be threaded, said fishing rod holder being of sufficiently small size to be carried on a key ring, fisherman's vest, or in a pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventors: Patrick R. Dougal, Wayne L. Weatherly
  • Patent number: 6769498
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for under balanced drilling comprising a production casing extending vertically from the ground to the area where the drilling is taking place, a concentric casing mounted within the production casing and forming therewith an outer annulus, a concentric casing connecting at its lower end with an upper end of an injection tool, the injection tool having a lower end connecting with a packer assembly which includes a packer and slips, and a drill string having a drill bit at the lower end thereof extending downwardly through the concentric casing, the injection tool, and packer assembly to the area where the drilling is taking place, the injection tool having a generally cylindrical body and a plurality of spaced spiral flutes extending outwardly from the cylindrical body to the inner wall of the production casing and forming therebetween spiral openings through which fluid may be forced downwardly through the outer annulus and against the packer, each flute having an upwardly directed spi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Sunstone Corporation
    Inventor: W. James Hughes
  • Patent number: 6760934
    Abstract: A symmetrical contoured support pillow formed essentially in an inverted U-shape, comprising essentially a semi-circular crown designed to support the head of a woman and a pair of spaced symmetrical legs extending downwardly and outwardly divergently away from the crown, the legs having lower ends which are curved inwardly towards each other and forming toes, each leg having a convex bulge extending inwardly in the space between the two legs, the bulges extending towards each other, the resulting space between the legs as formed by the convex bulges being essentially in the shape of an hourglass, the woman lying between the legs of the pillow on her side such that one of the bulges is received in a curvature of the back of the woman whereas the other bulge is received in a tummy area of the woman.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Inventor: Jamie S. Leach
  • Patent number: 6751817
    Abstract: A contoured body pillow adapted to permit unlimited positioning options to facilitate relief from persistent back and neck pain, respiratory and digestive disorders, and to provide a sensation of closeness, comfort and security by conforming to the body of a user, thereby permitting the user to sleep comfortably through the night, the contoured body pillow having a substantially candy cane shape comprising a first terminal end having a semi-bell shape connecting to a U-shaped portion, a downwardly extending leg connecting to the U-shaped portion, the leg expanding at its lowermost portion to form a bell shape, the bell shape terminating at a second terminal end in a beveled edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventor: Jamie S. Leach
  • Patent number: 6729595
    Abstract: An anti theft device for a trailer comprising a bracket attached to a side of the trailer, a pipe flattened at one end thereof such that the flattened end is adapted to be received in the bracket, the pipe when received in the bracket and disposed in a vertical relationship being adapted to lift the trailer slightly above the ground so that the bottom of the pipe is in contact with the ground and a lock for locking the pipe to the bracket while maintaining the vertical position of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Inventor: Lonnell E. Smith
  • Patent number: D564188
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Inventor: Steven Woodbury