Patents Assigned to Heath Manufacturing Company
  • Patent number: 4646795
    Abstract: A combination scoop/funnel filler utensil particularly adapted for the filling of differently sized bird feeders. The utensil includes a reservoir section and a handle section in communication therewith through a port, the sections being integrally molded from suitable plastic material. A valve plate, pivotable from a location adjacent the handle, is positioned within the reservoir. It can be manipulated to selectively open or close the port between the handle and reservoir, rendering the utensil useful as either a scoop or a funnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: Heath Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Lewis L. Hebron, Neal Rampley
  • Patent number: 4435105
    Abstract: An adjustable lock arrangement for rods, tubes, and the like, comprising a rigid collar having a central opening in which a rod segment is closely received. The interior surface of the collar includes a keyway in which an eccentric key is rotatably mounted. The key includes a first surface, which when rotated toward the rod, permits the collar and rod to slide telescopingly with respect to each other, and a second, outwardly protruding surface, which is rotated into abutting engagement with the rod to frictionally lock the collar and rod in place. The collar may be formed as a separate unit for use as a couple, an adjustor, et cetera, or integrally constructed with the end of a tube for interlocking telescoping segments of a support, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1984
    Assignee: Heath Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Neil Rampley
  • Patent number: 4246869
    Abstract: The bird feeder includes an elongated plastic tank having a series of axially spaced groups of feeding apertures about its periphery. The tank is sandwiched between base and top members, the top member including an access aperture and cover for filling it with food. Positioned about the exterior of the tank are a series of vertical perches on which the birds can perch in generally sideways fashion to eat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1981
    Assignee: Heath Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Thomas J. Tobin, Jr.