Patents by Inventor Cecil G. Blank

Cecil G. Blank 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: 4109538
    Abstract: A starter bracket that is mountable on a part of the handle frame of a machine such as a lawn mower which has a pull-cord starting device. The bracket has an extensible post carried by a clamp which can be positioned on the frame so that the post extends downwardly into contact with the surface on which the mower stands. An extension cable passes over a guide in the clamp and has means on one end for coupling the cable to the handle on the pull-cord and a stirrup or foot pedal on the other end for engagement by the user's hand or foot. The post can be collapsed when not in use and swung around the clamp to a storage position. A recoil spring may be engaged with the cable or stirrup for assisting the starting device in restoring the pull-cord and cable to retracted positions. A preferred embodiment also has a motion multiplying device by which the pull cord is moved a distance greater than the distance of movement of the stirrup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1978
    Inventors: Martin J. Glenday, Cecil G. Blank
  • Patent number: D278550
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1985
    Assignee: Flow Systems
    Inventor: Cecil G. Blank