Patents Assigned to Fellowes Manufacturing Company
  • Patent number: 6573617
    Abstract: A power strip is described which includes a first unit containing a connecting member and an electrical outlet, wherein the first unit is electrically connected to a plug; and (b) a second unit electrically connected to the first unit, the second unit containing an electrical outlet and a complementary connecting member that is complementary to the connecting member of the first unit, wherein the second unit is removably attached to the first unit by cooperation of the connecting member of the first unit and the connecting member of the second unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Christopher R. Jones, Howard L. Danzyger, James T. Weisburn, James W. Beile, Karenann Brow, James F. Caruso
  • Patent number: 6480377
    Abstract: A protective case for a handheld computer including a computer attachment portion and a computer cover portion. The computer attachment portion has a data connector adapted to be electrically coupled with a data port of the handheld computer. The computer cover portion has a keyboard that is electrically coupled to the data connector on the computer attachment portion. The computer cover portion is movably connected to the computer attachment portion for movement between (a) a computer protecting position wherein the cover portion is positioned in an overlying relationship with respect to the front side of the handheld computer, and (b) a computer operating position wherein the cover portion is moved out of the overlying relationship to enable the user to view a display screen of the handheld computer and operate the keyboard to input data into the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Leonard J. Genest, Manuchehr Rahimzadeh, Michael Jeng, Kent Lu
  • Publication number: 20020101705
    Abstract: A protective case for a handheld computer including a computer attachment portion and a computer cover portion. The computer attachment portion has a data connector adapted to be electrically coupled with a data port of the handheld computer. The computer cover portion has a keyboard that is electrically coupled to the data connector on the computer attachment portion. The computer cover portion is movably connected to the computer attachment portion for movement between (a) a computer protecting position wherein the cover portion is positioned in an overlying relationship with respect to the front side of the handheld computer, and (b) a computer operating position wherein the cover portion is moved out of the overlying relationship to enable the user to view a display screen of the handheld computer and operate the keyboard to input data into the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Applicant: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Leonard J. GENEST , Manuchehr RAHIMZADEH , Michael JENG , Kent LU
  • Patent number: 6410994
    Abstract: A modular power strip having two or more modules with each having at least one electrical outlet. The modules are removably connected to each other to provide one or more remote electrical connections. Each module is electrically connected. An electrical cord connecting the modules can be stored when the modules are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Christopher Jones, Howard Danzyger, James Weisburn, James W. Beile, Karenann Brow, James F. Caruso
  • Publication number: 20020075236
    Abstract: A new ergonomic soft feel mouse is provided. The soft feel mouse includes a palm rest that is softer and squishier than palm rests of other mouses. The palm rest includes a gel layer that provides the soft and squishy feel. The gel layer can be formed using a liquid gel that is molded. The palm rest may also include a foam layer and/or a film layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Applicant: FELLOWES MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Howard L. Danzyger, Heidi Jessup, Chris Jones
  • Patent number: 6369999
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable surge protector providing both power line and data line surge protection. The surge protector has a housing with a central opening, and an internal cavity surrounding the central opening with a peripheral opening to receive a cord. By rotation of a mounting reel, the cord moves between a nonuse, coiled position within the housing to a use extended position outside of the housing. An electrical connector is pivotally supported in the central opening housing and has at least one electrical socket and a set of electrical prongs that extend rearwardly from the socket. The connector can be rotated to a first position normal to the housing, in which the prongs and the socket are exposed for use, or to a second position parallel to the housing, in which the socket and the prongs are recessed in the central opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Rainer Joseph Wohlgemuth, James W. Beile, Howard Danzyger, James Weisburn, Michael J. Pelland, John Olson
  • Publication number: 20010040409
    Abstract: A power strip is described which includes a first unit containing a connecting member and an electrical outlet, wherein the first unit is electrically connected to a plug; and (b) a second unit electrically connected to the first unit, the second unit containing an electrical outlet and a complementary connecting member that is complementary to the connecting member of the first unit, wherein the second unit is removably attached to the first unit by cooperation of the connecting member of the first unit and the connecting member of the second unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Publication date: November 15, 2001
    Applicant: Fellowes Manufacturing Company.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Jones, Howard L. Danzyger, James T. Weisburn, James W. Beile, Karenann Brow, James F. Caruso
  • Patent number: 6260780
    Abstract: A shredder cylinder that includes a generally circular shaft having a plurality of spaced apart cutting disks arranged along the axis of the cylinder, and a spacer disposed between adjacent disks. The spacer has a diameter greater than the diameter of the shaft and smaller than the diameter of the cutting disks, and a spacer surface wherein the peripheral cross-section of the surface of the spacer has a linear measure greater than the measure of the distance between two disks adjacent the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Bruce R. Kroger, Raymond R. Ferriss
  • Patent number: 6050833
    Abstract: A glare filter for a computer monitor having a support element with a first side and a second side, and a frame with a first side and a second side. The first side of the frame is pivotably connected to the first side of the support element, and the second side of the frame is pivotably connected to the second side of the support element. The glare filter also has a filter medium secured to the frame and at least one clip for removably attaching the support element to the computer monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Howard L. Danzyger, Michael C. Thuma, James F. Caruso, Ann Marie Conrado, Brian J. Woodard, Karenann Brow
  • Patent number: 5961059
    Abstract: A shredder having a housing with a first wall and a second wall spaced from the first wall, and a support with a first cradle extending from the first wall and a second cradle opposing the first cradle and extending from the second wall. The shredder also has a motor associated with and disposed between the first and second cradles. Also, the support may have a first cradled rib extending from the first wall and a second cradled rib opposing the first cradled rib and extending from the second wall. The shredder may also have a gear shaft with an end associated with and disposed between the first and second cradled ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Bruce R. Kroger
  • Patent number: 5961058
    Abstract: A cutting cylinder for a paper shredder has a shaft with a first end and a second end. A plurality of spaced-apart cutter discs are arranged on the shaft between the first and second ends of the shaft. Each cutter disc has an inner surface defining an inner diameter. In addition, the shaft has a first outer surface lining the inner surface of at least one cutter disc, and a second outer surface adjacent to at least one cutter disc. The second outer surface has an outer diameter greater than the inner diameter of the adjacent cutter disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Bruce R. Kroger
  • Patent number: 5954280
    Abstract: A shredder has a cutting cylinder with a cutting shaft and a plurality of spaced-apart cutter disks mounted on the cutting shaft. The shredder also has an articulated top blocker rotatably mounted above the center axis of the cutting shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Bruce R. Kroger, Leonard A. Koniewicz
  • Patent number: 5895020
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a keyboard having a first and a second mounting member with each mounting member having a first end and a second end spaced from the first end. A first and a second tray member are slidably mounted to the first and the second mounting member, respectively. A first and a second rear mounting bracket and a first and a second front mounting bracket are also provided. The first rear mounting bracket is adjustably mounted to the first end of the first mounting member and the second rear mounting bracket is adjustably mounted to the first end of the second mounting member. The first front mounting bracket is adjustably mounted to the second end of the first mounting member and the second front mounting bracket is adjustably mounted to the second end of the second mounting member. A keyboard tray may be provided with the tray having a first side connected to the first tray member, and a second side spaced from the first side and connected to the second tray member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Howard L. Danzyger, James F. Caruso, Timothy E. McKeown, David C. Brown
  • Patent number: 5873472
    Abstract: A storage rack for retaining software devices having a variety of configurations. A one-piece body is formed with a central platform having a pair of side support racks with aligned grooves for receiving an edge of a CD ROM package. A central support rack is positioned below the grooves and intermediate the side support racks such that CD ROM packages supported within the grooves of the side support racks are suspended over the central support rack. The central support rack is formed with a plurality of equally spaced dividers, with each divider having an elongated slot extending transversely along its length and on either side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: James T. Weisburn
  • Patent number: 5836562
    Abstract: A mounting device for removably attaching a support apparatus to a work surface, the support apparatus having a first mounting bracket with a first attachment plate and a second mounting bracket with a second attachment plate. The mounting device comprises a first clamp slidably connected to the first mounting bracket and a second clamp slidably connected to the second mounting bracket. Each clamp has a first wall, a second wall, and a third wall. The first attachment plate is positioned between the first and third walls of the first clamp, and the second attachment plate is positioned between the first and third walls of the second clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Howard L. Danzyger, James F. Caruso, David C. Brown, Michael C. Thuma, Michael J. Anguiano
  • Patent number: 5829697
    Abstract: A support placed in the cutting path of a multicylinder cutting assembly to prevent the shafts of the cutting cylinders from separating. In the preferred embodiment, the support comprises a base and two arm members extending upward from the base. The invention also includes a shredder comprising at least two cylinders; a plurality of cutting disks arranged on the cylinders; spacers alternatingly arranged on the cylinders between the cutting disks; and at least one support placed under the cylinders for preventing the cylinders from separating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Bruce R. Kroger
  • Patent number: 5826809
    Abstract: A support integral with a housing for a paper shredder having a plurality of cutting cylinders with cutting shafts. The support has at least one rib extending outward from at least one wall of the housing toward the cutting shafts of the cutting cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Bruce R. Kroger
  • Patent number: D398472
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: W. Robert Worrell, Jeffrey B. Waffensmith
  • Patent number: D412716
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Bruce R. Kroger
  • Patent number: D422499
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: John E. Herbst, Joseph J. Benes