Patents by Inventor Chris W. Snyder

Chris W. Snyder 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: 6398175
    Abstract: A hand-held laser detector clamp apparatus is provided for use in attachment against virtually all available sizes and shapes of members found on construction sites and in surveying applications. A reversible jaw adapter that contains both a “flat” face and a “ramped” face is attached to a travelling clamp jaw with a clamp lead screw. The reversible jaw adapter can be used with either its flat face out or its ramped face out. A detector bracket and detector screw are also provided as part of the clamp apparatus to hold a hand-held laser detector in place. If the flat face of the reversible jaw adapter is oriented so as to be “out,” then the clamp apparatus will generally be most useable in attaching to flat surfaces, such as rectangular rods or boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Apache Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Conner, Chris W. Snyder
  • Patent number: 5607113
    Abstract: The invention is a mixer-grinder for food processing. The unit is designed to provide both an ergonomically convenient position for the top of the hopper with respect to loading, for the discharge opening with respect to receiving the processed product and for the deepest point of the hopper with respect to cleaning. The apparatus includes a base; a hopper mounted on the base, the hopper being formed by a front wall, a rear wall and a curved bottom wall connecting the front wall and the rear wall; a trough formed in the bottom wall of the hopper; a discharge opening in the front wall at one end of the trough; a worm rotatably mounted in the trough for moving food toward the discharge opening; at least one paddle for mixing food in the hopper, the paddle being mounted on a rotatable shaft centrally positioned in the hopper; and a motor and transmission mounted on the base for driving the worm. The trough is preferably oriented such that a central axis thereof is upwardly inclined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Assignee: Premark FEG Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald R. McGuffin, Sr., Aaron C. Gord, Raymond E. Guenther, Chris W. Snyder, Robert A. Arlt, Sr.