Patents by Inventor David D. McClanahan

David D. McClanahan 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: 10874094
    Abstract: A fish bite indicator utilizes a line retainer coupled to a pivot arm and configured to rotate to bring a pair of electrical contacts into contact with a circuit contact to complete a circuit and activate an indicator light and/or indicator speaker. An indicator speaker may produce a factory set alert sound or a recorded alert sound that a user records to distinguish one fishing pole from another. A user may insert the fishing line a desired amount down into the line wedge seam and the depth of insertion may change when the line is released upon the pivoting of the pivot arm. The fish bite indicator may have a drag knob to change how much line tension is required to move the pivot arm and may have a sensitivity knob that adjusts how far the pivot arm has to rotate before the indicator is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Active Outdoors LLC
    Inventors: James M. Kowalski, David D. McClanahan
  • Patent number: 10201262
    Abstract: A lobby dustpan is self-standing, self-closing and comprises a lid-handle coupling feature for receiving a broom head for retaining the broom head in the bucket of the lobby dustpan. The lid of the lobby dustpan substantially covers the opening of the bucket when in a closed position. A lobby dustpan is self-standing, wherein the center of gravity is between the outer contact points of the base. In addition, when the lobby dustpan is standing in an upright position on a horizontal surface, the center of gravity of the handle keeps the lid in a closed position. Furthermore, the center of gravity of the bucket is offset from the pivot assembly which causes the bucket to close when the lobby dustpan is lifted up from an open position. The specific geometry of the lobby dustpan enables a combination of features that heretofore are not available with existing lobby dustpans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: R.S. Quality Products Inc
    Inventors: Adam H. Serfas, Robert L. Serfas, David D. McClanahan
  • Patent number: 10173814
    Abstract: A bottle has a flexible spout and a cap/cover configuration that effectively seals the spout from leakage and stores it under the cover. The flexible spout is folded or bent in two locations as it is secured within the cover. The flexible spout is folded over from an extended orientation and then around a fold partition. The cover is detachably attached to the cap. A diaphragm extends under the cap and seals liquid within the enclosure. In one embodiment, the cover and cap are configured with a ratchet mechanism that allows the cover to rotate in only one direction. In one embodiment, the bottle comprises two enclosures, and the enclosures may be detachably attached to each other or to a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Tot Years LLC
    Inventors: Alecia S Lue, David D McClanahan
  • Patent number: 9974433
    Abstract: A dental mirror instrument has a light waveguide and an airflow conduit that extend along the length of an elongated member to a mirror portion. An airflow exiting from the airflow conduit may be directed over the mirror surface to remove fluids and debris. Light from a light source is transmitted along the light waveguide and is reflected off of a back-side of a land portion through a Fresnel lens to produce a task light. A mirror may have a hydrophobic surface and this surface may have raised portions or a patterned surface that further enhances the removal of fluids or debris. The optical component of the dental instrument may be detachable to a source component and may be disposable. A flexible connector may be coupled with the source component to provide an airflow to the airflow conduit and/or electrical power to the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: STAYCLEAR DENTAL MIRROR LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A Watson, James L Manniso, Mark L Manniso, David D McClanahan, James Eldon
  • Patent number: 9949499
    Abstract: A handheld concealed pill morsel former enables a user to easily conceal a pill within a morsel of malleable food product without excessive handling of the malleable food product. A first arm and a second arm are configured to rotated toward a top and bottom opening of a mold body cavity, respectively. A press extends from the first arm and is configured to extend into the mold cavity to compress the malleable food product. A plunger is coupled with the first arm and is configured to slide with respect to the first arm and press. The plunger has a plunger face that is configured to be extended down into the malleable food product to from a pill recess. A pill can then be placed into the pill recess and the press can be rotated back down into mold cavity to form a concealed pill morsel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Pet Pill Pal LLC
    Inventors: James Timothy Herzer, David D McClanahan
  • Publication number: 20170202446
    Abstract: A dental mirror instrument has a light waveguide and an airflow conduit that extend along the length of an elongated member to a mirror portion. An airflow exiting from the airflow conduit may be directed over the mirror surface to remove fluids and debris. Light from a light source is transmitted along the light waveguide and is reflected off of a back-side of a land portion through a Fresnel lens to produce a task light. A mirror may have a hydrophobic surface and this surface may have raised portions or a patterned surface that further enhances the removal of fluids or debris. The optical component of the dental instrument may be detachable to a source component and may be disposable. A flexible connector may be coupled with the source component to provide an airflow to the airflow conduit and/or electrical power to the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Watson, James L. Manniso, Mark L. Manniso, David D. McClanahan, James Eldon
  • Patent number: 9629533
    Abstract: A dental mirror instrument has a light waveguide and an airflow conduit that extend along the length of an elongated member to a mirror portion. An airflow exiting from the airflow conduit may be directed over the mirror surface to remove fluids and debris. Light from a light source is transmitted along the light waveguide and is reflected off of a back-side of a land portion through a Fresnel lens to produce a task light. A mirror may have a hydrophobic surface and this surface may have raised portions or a patterned surface that further enhances the removal of fluids or debris. The optical component of the dental instrument may be detachable to a source component and may be disposable. A flexible connector may be coupled with the source component to provide an airflow to the airflow conduit and/or electrical power to the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: STAYCLEAR DENTAL MIRROR LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A Watson, James L Manniso, Mark L Manniso, David D McClanahan, James Eldon
  • Publication number: 20160353771
    Abstract: A handheld concealed pill morsel former enables a user to easily conceal a pill within a morsel of malleable food product without excessive handling of the malleable food product. A first arm and a second arm are configured to rotated toward a top and bottom opening of a mold body cavity, respectively. A press extends from the first arm and is configured to extend into the mold cavity to compress the malleable food product. A plunger is coupled with the first arm and is configured to slide with respect to the first arm and press. The plunger has a plunger face that is configured to be extended down into the malleable food product to from a pill recess. A pill can then be placed into the pill recess and the press can be rotated back down into mold cavity to form a concealed pill morsel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: PET PILL PAL LLC
    Inventors: James Timothy Herzer, David D. McClanahan
  • Patent number: 9499315
    Abstract: A bottle has a flexible spout and a cap/cover configuration that effectively seals the spout from leakage and stores it under the cover. The flexible spout is folded or bent in two locations as it is secured within the cover. The flexible spout is folded over from an extended orientation and then around a fold partition. The cover is detachably attached to the cap. A diaphragm extends under the cap and seals liquid within the enclosure. In one embodiment, the cover and cap are configured with a ratchet mechanism that allows the cover to rotate in only one direction. In one embodiment, the bottle comprises two enclosures, and the enclosures may be detachably attached to each other or to a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Tot Years LLC
    Inventors: Alecia S Lue, David D McClanahan
  • Patent number: 9499337
    Abstract: A receptacle having a lid coupled to a receptacle body by a hinge is configured for the replacement of a flexible liner without removal of the lid. A flange extension is configured at an offset distance to the hinge and enables the perimeter of the flexible liner to be retained in a liner retainer and extend up and over the hinge and into a flange extension on the opposing side of the hinge. This configuration holds the perimeter of the flexible liner taut and ensures that it remains in place as contents are placed in the receptacle. A pair of trunnion hinges may extend in opposing directions from the receptacle body to provide a detachable attachment of a lid. A flange extension may extend substantially around the liner retainer portion or only a certain distance from the end of a hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: T.M. Fitzgerald & Associates
    Inventors: Thomas M Fitzgerald, David D McClanahan
  • Publication number: 20160143521
    Abstract: A dental mirror instrument has a light waveguide and an airflow conduit that extend along the length of an elongated member to a mirror portion. An airflow exiting from the airflow conduit may be directed over the mirror surface to remove fluids and debris. Light from a light source is transmitted, along the light waveguide and is reflected off of a back-side of a land portion through a Fresnel lens to produce a task light. A mirror may have a hydrophobic surface and this surface may have raised portions or a patterned surface that further enhances the removal of fluids or debris. The optical component of the dental instrument may be detachable to a source component and may be disposable. A flexible connector may be coupled with the source component to provide an airflow to the airflow conduit and/or electrical power to the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey A Watson, James L Manniso, Mark L Manniso, David D McClanahan, James Eldon
  • Publication number: 20160052711
    Abstract: A receptacle having a lid coupled to a receptacle body by a hinge is configured for the replacement of a flexible liner without removal of the lid. A flange extension is configured at an offset distance to the hinge and enables the perimeter of the flexible liner to be retained in a liner retainer and extend up and over the hinge and into a flange extension on the opposing side of the hinge. This configuration holds the perimeter of the flexible liner taut and ensures that it remains in place as contents are placed in the receptacle. A pair of trunnion hinges may extend in opposing directions from the receptacle body to provide a detachable attachment of a lid. A flange extension may extend substantially around the liner retainer portion or only a certain distance from the end of a hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas M. Fitzgerald, David D. McClanahan
  • Patent number: 9226621
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is a sink splash guard that easily attaches and detaches to a sink to prevent water from splashing onto a person washing hands or utensils in the sink. The panel of the sink splash guard is made of a flexible plastic so that it folds over itself and includes means to attach to itself, such that the user has the option to fold the splash guard out of the way or remove it, when it is not needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventors: Wayne David Jones, David D. McClanahan
  • Patent number: 8544642
    Abstract: Provided is a multipurpose golf club container that can be used as a golf club travel container, a carrying container, pull along cart, or can be easily mounted onto a powered golf cart. The multipurpose golf club container is comprised of multiple compartments that can be closed to provide a rain proof enclosure. The multipurpose golf club container in some embodiments has a rain cover that can be easily deployed to keep the golf club grips dry during play in foul weather. In addition, in some embodiments the multipurpose golf club container is designed to retain the golf clubs in the head down position, and club restraints allow for quick and easy removal and replacement of the golf clubs from the container in a lateral motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventors: Frank Lytle, James B Eldon, III, David D McClanahan
  • Publication number: 20110284555
    Abstract: This invention provides a personal food storage buffet comprising a relatively large container of a size and shape that enables easy placement into and removal out of a refrigerator. The container has an upper tray and a lower tray. The lower tray is used to store utensils and dinnerware. The upper tray contains smaller containers and dispensers to store fixings and dressings. The upper tray also contains and heating/cooling pack to maintain freshness of the food. Positioned atop the perimeter of the cover is a pair of handles to transport the container. The upper tray and the lower tray may be connected together via a set of clips. An adjustable cover that serves as a sneeze guard is pivotally positioned over the upper tray via a pair of rods. When in the closed position, the cover attaches to the upper tray via a set of hinges and/or clips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Jack Barringer, David D. McClanahan, James B. Eldon, III, Kerry T. Namanny, Kenneth D. Namanny
  • Patent number: D654688
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Lytle Design Associates
    Inventors: Frank Lytle, James B Eldon, III, David D McClanahan
  • Patent number: D752765
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Very Smart Products LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Taylor, David D McClanahan
  • Patent number: D760543
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Tot Years LLC
    Inventors: Alecia S Lue, David D McClanahan
  • Patent number: D871011
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: R.S. Quality Products Inc
    Inventors: Adam H. Serfas, Robert L. Serfas, David D. McClanahan
  • Patent number: D895362
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Tot Years LLC
    Inventors: Alecia S Lue, David D McClanahan