Patents by Inventor Alfred T. Newman

Alfred T. Newman has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6041740
    Abstract: A filtering system for fish bowls and aquariums is held in a specifically formed cavity formed integrally at the bottom of the fish bowl or aquarium, which is held in a stand that supports and conceals the specifically shaped cavity and also hides an electric motor therein. The electric motor is magnetically coupled through a drive magnet held against the flat bottom of the bowl or aquarium to a driven magnet, having an impeller attached thereto, for recirculating water through the filter. A perforated top plate covers the filtering element, and includes a porous filter material therein to allow water to pass from a main body of water through the porous filter material and through the specifically-shaped cavity into a tubular central portion and out the tubular central portion back into the body of water. The stand both supports the bowl and conceals the motor, as well as a possible light source therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Inventor: Alfred T. Newman
  • Patent number: 5597230
    Abstract: A hollow carrier in the shape of any object, such as a jack-o'-lantern, a skull or the like, is provided with a handle, a pair of eye openings in a face, and separate lights behind each of the eye openings, which lights, when activated by a switch connected between the separate lights and a power source, shine separate beams of light from each of the eye openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Inventor: Alfred T. Newman
  • Hat
    Patent number: D367552
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Inventor: Alfred T. Newman