Patents by Inventor Douglas A. Geller

Douglas A. Geller 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).

  • Publication number: 20090242570
    Abstract: An inflatable container having an inflatable chamber having a main storage compartment and a main storage compartment access opening, and further having a lower portion that includes at least one storage cavity having a storage cavity access opening. The inflatable container also includes an outer cover formed over the exterior of the inflatable chamber. The inflatable container also provides a storage bag that is formed such that when the inflatable chamber is deflated, the inflatable container may be contained within the storage bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Robert L. Churchill, Douglas A. Geller
  • Patent number: 5700174
    Abstract: The improved watersports board includes an outer shell that is filled with a rigid foam core. The outer shell includes a hull and a deck connected by a lip. The deck includes an integrated passenger contact area which in turn includes a strengthener for resisting bending, shear and fatigue stresses. The strengthener forms contours within the passenger contact area and allows the lip to be of less thickness than the average thickness of the passenger contact area over the hull. In addition to the above features, the device may also include optional flexible foam padding attached to the passenger contact area and an optional kneestrap attached to the shell to provide increased maneuverability and comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Assignee: Swimways Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Lee Churchill, Douglas Geller
  • Patent number: 4805546
    Abstract: A generally trapezoidal fin (22) is pivotally fastened to a casing which can receive the entire fin, permitting total retraction of the fin. The casing is formed with at least one notch (42) for selectively positioning the fin relative to the casing. In a preferred embodiment, the fin is operated by a lever member (26) which has a knob (50) at its distal end for use in positioning the fin (22) from above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Assignee: Kransco Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Geller, Stephen E. Schneider, William C. Holbrook
  • Patent number: 4662852
    Abstract: A floating, reclining lounge (10) including a mechanism to permit it to be easily adjusted in the aquatic environment without the need for manually applied lifting force. In one embodiment, the mechanism includes a slotted bracket (30) with resilient sockets which enable the seat of the lounge to be moved and secured in select positions of adjustment. In another embodiment, the mechanism include a slotted bracket (100) having a rack (110) and pinion (108) to facilitate such adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Kransco Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen E. Schneider, Douglas A. Geller, Richard E. Morrison
  • Patent number: 4334385
    Abstract: An aerodynamically-shaped flying disc comprised of two separate and distinct parts, a disc body portion and one or more separate rim portions. In one embodiment, the connection between the body and rim portions is permanent. In a second embodiment, the connection is disengageable to permit the use of interchangeable rim portions of different aerodynamic configurations, colors, dimensions and weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1982
    Assignee: Wham-O Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Arthur K. Melin, Richard L. Gillespie, Douglas A. Geller
  • Patent number: 4273418
    Abstract: Apparatus for creating optical illusions utilizing a rotating circular disc having alternating transparent and reflective areas according to a predetermined pattern. The reflective area is approximately equal to the transparent area. As the disc rotates at a user's selected speed the user perceives alternating reflected and transmitted images. Thus where the apparatus is positioned between an object and the user the transmitted image of the object is superimposed upon the reflected image of the user and consequently the two images merge to form the desired optical illusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1981
    Assignee: WHAM-O Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Richard L. Gillespie, Douglas A. Geller
  • Patent number: 4235378
    Abstract: A water play toy shaped in the form of an animal or cartoon character in which the body is provided with an outlet section which has a plurality of flexible hollow tubes attached to water outlets spaced around the outlet section. A source of water under pressure is coupled to a conduit passing through the body and communicates with the outlet section for distributing water to the hollow tubes. When the water pressure is turned on, a plurality of individual jets of water are emitted by the individual tubes. Because the tubes are flexible they writhe and twist in a random motion pattern due to the action and reaction forces of the water acting on the tubes. In one embodiment a first enclosed chamber compresses the outlet section. A second enclosed chamber is built into the upper interior portion of the first chamber which communicates with a small pinhole-type outlet to provide a misting or fogging aspect to the overall water pattern emitted by the water play toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1980
    Assignee: Wham-O Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Arthur K. Melin, Richard L. Gillespie, Darle L. Kerkenbush, Jim L. Whittington, Douglas A. Geller
  • Patent number: 4157703
    Abstract: An improved toy air gun is disclosed comprising a generally parabolic barrel having a muzzle opening at the truncated apex of the parabola. A handle and trigger mechanism are attached to the barrel exterior opposite the muzzle. A resilient diaphragm is mounted transversely of the barrel interior. Cocking means for grasping, stretching and locking the diaphragm rearwardly is provided on the gun. The trigger mechanism releases the diaphragm from the locked rearward stretched position to cause a puff of air to issue from the muzzle opening. A screen is mounted within the barrel between the muzzle opening and the diaphragm. An auxiliary cone is circumferentially attached by mounting ribs about the muzzle opening. The anterior end of the auxiliary cone has an opening of a diameter about equal to the muzzle opening. The auxiliary cone provides a circumferential opening around the muzzle having an area about equal to the area of the muzzle opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1979
    Assignee: WHAM-O Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Gary W. Brown, Jimmie L. Whittington, Douglas A. Geller
  • Patent number: D260279
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1981
    Assignee: Wham-O Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Geller, David C. McElroy
  • Patent number: D265578
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Assignee: Wham-o Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Richard L. Gillespie, Douglas A. Geller, David C. McElroy
  • Patent number: D268279
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1983
    Assignee: Wham-O-Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Geller, David C. McElroy