Patents by Inventor B. Jack Smith

B. Jack Smith 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: 10072455
    Abstract: A temporary door latch device for a pre-hung door and casing. The door has a door lock cylinder opening and a door latch opening and the casing has a latch bolt opening. The device includes a female portion having a pair of opposed and spaced apart resilient fingers, each of said fingers having a plurality of inwardly extending teeth thereon. The female portion is receivable in the door lock cylinder opening and the door latch opening. The male portion has a pair of opposed and spaced apart fingers, each of the fingers having a plurality of teeth thereon. The male portion is receivable in the latch bolt opening and the door latch opening. The teeth on the female portion engage the teeth on the male portion in one orientation and are disengaged in another orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: B. Jack Smith
  • Publication number: 20170009499
    Abstract: A temporary door latch device for a pre-hung door and casing. The door has a door lock cylinder opening and a door latch opening and the casing has a latch bolt opening. The device includes a female portion having a pair of opposed and spaced apart resilient fingers, each of said fingers having a plurality of inwardly extending teeth thereon. The female portion is receivable in the door lock cylinder opening and the door latch opening. The male portion has a pair of opposed and spaced apart fingers, each of the fingers having a plurality of teeth thereon. The male portion is receivable in the latch bolt opening and the door latch opening. The teeth on the female portion engage the teeth on the male portion in one orientation and are disengaged in another orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventor: B. Jack Smith
  • Patent number: 8646154
    Abstract: An adjustable door stop system. The system includes a hinge pin having an axis about which the hinge leaves rotate, a top end, and an opposed bottom end. In one embodiment, a hinge pin cap has a first portion extending radially from the top end of the hinge pin and a second cylindrical portion extending from the first portion parallel to the access of the hinge pin. A control cap has an opening to receive the hinge pin therethrough, the control cap having a radially extending first portion and a cylindrical second portion substantially parallel to the axis of the hinge pin. A mechanism is provided to prevent movement of the hinge pin cap with respect to the control cap including a plurality of teeth on the control cap second cylindrical portion and a plurality of teeth of the control cap cylindrical portion which mate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: B. Jack Smith
  • Patent number: 8327505
    Abstract: An adjustable door stop system. A hinge mounted door has a least one hinge leaf connected to the door, a least one hinge leaf connected to a doorway, and a hinge pin having an axis about which the hinge leaves rotate. A movement control cylinder includes a first finger extending radially and axially, a cylindrical portion substantially parallel to the axis of the hinge pin, and an axial opening. A movement control cap has a second finger extending radially and axially, a cylindrical portion substantially parallel to the axis of the hinge pin, and an axial opening. The cylindrical portion of the movement control cylinder engages the cylindrical portion of the movement control cap to prohibit rotational movement of the door beyond a selected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: B. Jack Smith
  • Publication number: 20120186043
    Abstract: An adjustable door stop system. The system includes a hinge pin having an axis about which the hinge leaves rotate, a top end, and an opposed bottom end. In one embodiment, a hinge pin cap has a first portion extending radially from the top end of the hinge pin and a second cylindrical portion extending from the first portion parallel to the access of the hinge pin. A control cap has an opening to receive the hinge pin therethrough, the control cap having a radially extending first portion and a cylindrical second portion substantially parallel to the axis of the hinge pin. A mechanism is provided to prevent movement of the hinge pin cap with respect to the control cap including a plurality of teeth on the control cap second cylindrical portion and a plurality of teeth of the control cap cylindrical portion which mate with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: B. Jack SMITH
  • Patent number: 8156613
    Abstract: An adjustable door stop system. The system includes a hinge pin having an axis about which the hinge leaves rotate, a top end, and an opposed bottom end. In one embodiment, a hinge pin cap has a first portion extending radially from the top end of the hinge pin and a second cylindrical portion extending from the first portion parallel to the access of the hinge pin. A control cap has an opening to receive the hinge pin therethrough, the control cap having a radially extending first portion and a cylindrical second portion substantially parallel to the axis of the hinge pin. A mechanism is provided to prevent movement of the hinge pin cap with respect to the control cap including a plurality of teeth on the control cap second cylindrical portion and a plurality of teeth of the control cap cylindrical portion which mate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: B. Jack Smith
  • Publication number: 20110088220
    Abstract: An adjustable door stop system. The system includes a hinge pin having an axis about which the hinge leaves rotate, a top end, and an opposed bottom end. In one embodiment, a hinge pin cap has a first portion extending radially from the top end of the hinge pin and a second cylindrical portion extending from the first portion parallel to the access of the hinge pin. A control cap has an opening to receive the hinge pin therethrough, the control cap having a radially extending first portion and a cylindrical second portion substantially parallel to the axis of the hinge pin. A mechanism is provided to prevent movement of the hinge pin cap with respect to the control cap including a plurality of teeth on the control cap second cylindrical portion and a plurality of teeth of the control cap cylindrical portion which mate with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: B. Jack Smith
  • Publication number: 20110088221
    Abstract: An adjustable door stop system. A hinge mounted door has a least one hinge leaf connected to the door, a least one hinge leaf connected to a doorway, and a hinge pin having an axis about which the hinge leaves rotate. A movement control cylinder includes a first finger extending radially and axially, a cylindrical portion substantially parallel to the axis of the hinge pin, and an axial opening. A movement control cap has a second finger extending radially and axially, a cylindrical portion substantially parallel to the axis of the hinge pin, and an axial opening. The cylindrical portion of the movement control cylinder engages the cylindrical portion of the movement control cap to prohibit rotational movement of the door beyond a selected position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: B. Jack Smith
  • Patent number: 7197791
    Abstract: An adjustable door stop system and method for a hinge mounted door having at least one hinge leaf connected to the door and at least one hinge leaf connected to the doorway. The door stop system includes a hinge pin having an axis about which the hinge leaves rotate. A first disk extends radially from one end of the hinge pin. A second disk has an opening to receive the hinge pin therethrough. A finger extends from the first disk substantially parallel to the axis of the hinge pin. A finger also extends from the second disk substantially parallel to the axis of the hinge pin. The first disk finger engages the hinge leaf connected to the doorway and the second disk finger engages the hinge leaf connected to the door to thereby stop movement of the door without contacting either the door or the doorway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Inventor: B. Jack Smith
  • Patent number: 4998941
    Abstract: An adjustable door stop for a hinge mounted door having at least one hinge leaf connected to the door, one hinge leaf connected to a doorway, and a hinge pin. A body receives the hinge pin in order to rotate substantially perpendicular to the axis of the hinge pin. An adjustable mechanism extends from the body and rests against the doorway. A finger extends from the body substantially parallel to the axis of the hinge pin so that the hinge leaf connected to the door may rest against the finger, thereby stopping movement of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Inventor: B. Jack Smith