Patents by Inventor Gary Silvis

Gary Silvis 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: 20190010745
    Abstract: A self-locking guillotine door assembly and method for an animal enclosure is disclosed. The assembly includes a door, a locking mechanism attached to the door, and a cable attached to the locking mechanism. Pulling the cable releases the locking mechanism and lifts the locking mechanism and door. Pushing up on the bottom of the door locks the locking mechanism and resists lifting the door. The locking mechanism can include a post, a vertical slide with a slot, connector bars and cams such that when the cable is pulled, the cable lifts the vertical slide to lift proximal ends of the connector bars, which pivots the cams to release the locking mechanism. When the enclosure door is pushed up from the bottom, the locking mechanism pivots the cams towards the top of the enclosure door to lock the locking mechanism and resist lifting of the enclosure door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: The Mason Company, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory N. Taylor, Gary Silvis, Daniel L. Perry, Troy N. Brown
  • Patent number: 8707903
    Abstract: Devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods related to animal enclosures. Specifically, the disclosed devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods relate to animal enclosure floor seal systems that may be coupled to an animal enclosure wall and may impede, restrict and/or reduce debris from entering or exiting the animal enclosure. In this manner, likelihood of contamination of the animal enclosure may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: The Mason Company, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Silvis, Gregory N. Taylor, Jeffrey J. Ballman
  • Patent number: 8453606
    Abstract: Devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods related to animal enclosure latches. Specifically, the disclosed devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods relate to animal enclosure latches having a slide bolt and a pendant, where the operation of the slide bolt and pendant require separate movements, thus decreasing the likelihood that an animal may open the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: The Mason Company, LLC
    Inventors: Troy Brown, Rod McAninch, Gary Silvis
  • Publication number: 20120180732
    Abstract: Devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods related to animal enclosures. Specifically, the disclosed devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods relate to animal enclosure floor seal systems that may be coupled to an animal enclosure wall and may impede, restrict and/or reduce debris from entering or exiting the animal enclosure. In this manner, likelihood of contamination of the animal enclosure may be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Gary Silvis, Gregory N. Taylor, Jeffrey J. Ballman
  • Publication number: 20120160179
    Abstract: Devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods related to animal enclosure latches. Specifically, the disclosed devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods relate to animal enclosure latches having a slide bolt and a pendant, where the operation of the slide bolt and pendant require separate movements, thus decreasing the likelihood that an animal may open the latch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Troy Brown, Rod Mcaninch, Gary Silvis
  • Patent number: 8104432
    Abstract: Devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods related to animal enclosure latches. Specifically, the disclosed devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods relate to animal enclosure latches having an internal latch receptacle and an external latch receptacle, where the internal latch receptacle has a top downward-sloping portion to prevent animal collars and the like from becoming hooked, snagged and/or caught on the internal latch receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: The Mason Company, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Silvis, Jeffrey J. Ballman, Troy N. Brown
  • Publication number: 20110259277
    Abstract: Devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods related to animal enclosure latches. Specifically, the disclosed devices, apparatuses, systems and/or methods relate to animal enclosure latches having an internal latch receptacle and an external latch receptacle, where the internal latch receptacle has a top downward-sloping portion to prevent animal collars and the like from becoming hooked, snagged and/or caught on the internal latch receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Gary Silvis, Jeffrey J. Ballman, Troy N. Brown
  • Patent number: 6568350
    Abstract: A modular, double-height animal boarding system which can be installed inside a building having limited headroom while permitting persons up to six feet in height to enter lower runs without stooping. The boarding system has a lower section divided into plural lower runs, each lower run having a rear wall and a door that opens outwardly away from the rear wall. At least one upper section is supported above the lower section and is divided into plural upper runs. The upper runs have doors that open onto a catwalk. The upper sections are provided with a plumbing system so that each upper run has a drain through which waste can be washed, the waste from each run then draining into a single drainpipe, and, thereafter, draining into a floor gutter connected to any suitable waste collection system. The upper runs have floors which are sealed against leakage of liquid material to the lower runs by a floor seal provided around the perimeter of the floors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: The Mason Company
    Inventors: Homer F. Savard, Daniel E. Blackburn, Gary Silvis
  • Patent number: 6341511
    Abstract: A lock system for locking a chest having multiple banks of drawers having a horizontally situated transfer mechanism, the transfer mechanism adapted to move horizontally and where the transfer mechanism is positioned behind a portion of each of the multiple banks of drawers intended to be locked and unlocked; a lockrod for actuating the horizontally situated transfer mechanism; and a plurality of vertically situated lock hinges, where each of the lock hinges corresponding to a bank of drawers, and wherein each of the vertically situated lock hinges are actuated by a horizontal movement of the transfer mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: Stanley Mechanics Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Snoke, James D. Stewart, George Funari, Gary Silvis
  • Patent number: 6152552
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connector device for joining two pieces of sheet metal. The present invention also provides a method of assembly utilizing said connector device. The connection comprises a catch within a tab extending from a wall of the container that locks into a receiving opening on a top wall or floor panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: The Stanley Works
    Inventors: Steven R. Snoke, Gary Silvis, Thomas E. Howland
  • Patent number: 6039417
    Abstract: An easy to assemble storage unit is disclosed. A method of assembly that utilizes an interlocking scheme of tabs, catches and openings is also disclosed. The connection comprises a catch within a tab extending from a wall of the container that locks into a receiving opening on a top wall or floor panel. The storage unit utilizes similar components for the side walls and similar components for the top wall and floor panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: The Stanley Works
    Inventors: Steven R. Snoke, Gary Silvis, Thomas E. Howland
  • Patent number: 5645332
    Abstract: An easy to assemble storage unit is disclosed. It provides a method of assembly that utilizes an interlocking scheme of tabs, catches and openings. The connection comprises a catch within a tab extending from a wall of the container that locks into a receiving opening on a top wall or floor panel. The storage unit utilizes similar components for the side walls and similar components for the top wall and floor panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: Stanley Mechanics Tools
    Inventors: Steven R. Snoke, Gary Silvis, Thomas E. Howland
  • Patent number: 5558458
    Abstract: A connector is disclosed that comprises a catch within a tab extending from one component that locks into a receiving opening on another component. The second component slides between the tab on the first component and the first component from which the tab extends and locks when the catch is received by the receiving opening of the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: Stanley Mechanics Tools
    Inventors: Gary Silvis, Thomas E. Howland, Steven R. Snoke
  • Patent number: 5165771
    Abstract: An improved drawer front assembly for attachment to drawers commonly found in tool boxes and the like. The drawer fronts are removable and replaceable and are attached to the drawers by means other than welding. The fastener means are concealed from view and from touch from outside the drawer. The invention allows for various materials and/or colors and/or styles of drawer fronts to be installed on drawers of tool boxes and the like without substantially altering the traditional tool box/drawer design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Assignee: MAC Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Ballman, Daniel L. Haynes, Thomas Howland, Gary Silvis, Chris Nakoff
  • Patent number: D341253
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Assignee: MAC Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Ballman, Daniel L. Haynes, Gary Silvis, Thomas Howland