Patents by Inventor George Spector

George Spector 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: 5834853
    Abstract: A sea/river powered power plant that harnesses the movement of sea waves and river currents to convert them into useful electrical energy. The power plant contains turbines which rotate about a horizontal axis as the waves and currents strike a lower portion thereof, so to turn a shaft, which eventually operates a driven shaft of an electric generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: The Ruiz Law Firm
    Inventors: Rene A. Ruiz, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5673875
    Abstract: A stabilizing in-flight parachute system for an airplane comprising a retractable canopy built into a top portion of a fuselage of the airplane. A parachute is under the canopy, while a framework is attached to the parachute. A device is for winding and unwinding the parachute on the framework. A facility is for retracting the canopy and exposing the parachute. A mechanism is for accelerating deployment of the parachute out from the fuselage of the airplane, when the canopy is retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Inventors: Joseph R. Martin, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5640808
    Abstract: A security reinforcement device for a doorjamb with a striker plate on an inner face of the doorjamb comprising an elongated flat reinforcing bar having a recessed area on one side edge thereof. A facility is for mounting the elongated flat reinforcing bar onto a rear surface of the doorjamb, with the recessed area located at a forward bent portion of the striker plate, so as to prevent a break-in of a door caused by a sudden force applied to the door by an intruder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Inventors: Al Simeone, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5566418
    Abstract: An improved lotion applicator comprises an extendable arm and an applicator member affixed to the extendable arm. A person can grip the extendable arm opposite from the applicator member, to reach the back and hard to reach areas of the body with the applicator member for applying lotion thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Inventors: David H. Steffen, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5562142
    Abstract: A sun shield for a motor vehicle comprising three flexible panels sized in the shape of a windshield and two side window assemblies of the motor vehicle. The flexible panel of the windshield has a vertical central top slit to accommodate a rearview mirror holder. A plurality of VELCRO fasteners are for securing the three flexible panels at their perimeters about an interior frame of the windshield and the two side window assemblies, so as to cover the windshield and the two side window assemblies, to block out sunlight and reflected heat from entering the motor vehicle through the windshield and the two side window assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Inventors: Georgianna Ziel, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5548952
    Abstract: A hydrogen gas jet pulse engine comprising a turbine assembly operatively connected to a generator. A manifold extension having a combustion chamber is in communication with a forward end of the turbine assembly. The employment of a mixture of hydrogen gas and oxygen gas into the combustion chamber will produce steam when lighted to drive the turbine assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Inventors: Theodore Stock, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5547425
    Abstract: A playground apparatus is provided which consists of a base having a central ring bearing mounted onto the ground. A stanchion extends upwardly form the central ring bearing in the base, so as to rotate thereabout. An elongate balance beam is pivotally mounted near the top of the stanchion for movement up and down. A seat assembly is located at a first end of the balance beam to receive a person. A structure is located at a second end of the balance beam, for counterbalancing the weight of the person in the seat assembly. This permits the person to rotate the stanchion through a complete revolution in a clockwise and counterclockwise direction and to move the balance beam up and down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Inventors: Gre Krhs, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5540433
    Abstract: A golf tee drill comprising a cylindrical casing having a removable cap at a first end. A spring is mounted in the removable cap. An electric motor is provided, having a rotatable shaft. The motor is secured within a second end of the casing. A battery is within the casing between the spring and the motor. A switch is on the casing and is electrically connected between the motor and the battery. An auger drill bit is also provided, having a cone shaped collar. A coupling assembly is for attaching the auger drill bit at the cone shaped collar to the shaft of the motor. When the switch is turned on, the auger drill bit will rotate to penetrate hard ground and form a pilot hole for setting a golf tee therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Inventors: J. Dennis Engstrom, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5528853
    Abstract: A magnetic computerized mouse trap comprising a base having an upper surface, opposite sides and opposite ends. A trap bar is pivotally mounted on the upper surface of the base, for pivotal movement about a horizontal axis between a cocked position and a sprung position. A spring is for urging the trap bar towards the sprung position on the upper surface of the base. A pair of magnetic channel brackets are provided, with each mounted on the upper surface adjacent one side of the base, to retain the trap bar in the cocked position. A first electronic circuit is manually activated for magnetizing the magnetic channel brackets. The trap bar can be manually put into and held in the cocked position on the upper surface of the base. A grid is on the upper surface of the base at the sprung position. A food tray is on the grid for holding bait thereon. A second electronic circuit is manually activated for setting the trap after the first electronic circuit is manually activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: Donald W. Dufaux
    Inventors: Donald W. Dufaux, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5505458
    Abstract: An educational card game designed to develope mathematical abilities, to perform various combined operations by dealing cards to each player and selecting at random a card designating the number that must be calculated from the card numbers of each players hand; wherein a timing device is provided to deal out the cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Inventors: Leonid Blokh, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5497552
    Abstract: A device for peeling a green banana and plantain comprising a handle to be grasped by a first hand of a person. A curved peeling tip extends outwardly from an end of the handle to fit under a skin of the green banana and plantain, in which both ends are cut off and the skin has a plurality of lengthwise slits. A curved shield extends at a rearward angle up from a top surface of the curved peeling, so as to protect a nail of a thumb of the first hand grasping the handle when pushing forward to peel the skin off of the green banana and plantain held in a second hand of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Inventors: Edwin Rodriguez, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5488917
    Abstract: A lawn seeding machine is provided, which consists of a trough for holding grass seeds therein. An inverted U-shaped handle extends upwardly form the trough. A plurality of L-shaped tubular ducts extend in spaced intervals downwardly from the trough. A plurality of spiked seeding wheels are also provided, with each pivotally mounted onto an end of one L-shaped tubular duct. When the spiked seeding wheels are manually pushed along the ground, they will rotate to make holes in the ground and at the same time drop grass seeds directly into the holes received from the trough and one L-shaped tubular duct in a single pass operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1996
    Inventors: Domenico Santoli, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5485642
    Abstract: A nail file and pop top opener comprising a nail file blade having abrasive surfaces on opposite sides for filing and trimming fingernails. A case has an open end to retain the nail file blade therein when not in use, so as to be carried in a purse. A sleeve has a slot therein to engage in a removable manner with one end of the nail file blade extending from the open end of the case. A pop top can opener is affixed to the sleeve. When the sleeve is in engagement with the one end of the nail file blade, the nail file blade is placed within the case. The pop top can opener could be maneuvered to lift up a pop top on a soft drink can, thereby preventing breakage of fingernails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Inventors: Patsy A. Wiggleton, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5480375
    Abstract: An apparatus to relieve back and leg pain comprising a housing with fasteners for mounting the housing to a ceiling. A pair of cable lines extend downwardly from the housing, while a foot support is affixed to the lower ends of the cable lines. A mechanism is for controlling the vertical movement of the foot support by raising and lowering the cable lines. A person can lie down on their back upon a horizontal surface under the ceiling adjacent the foot support and place their feet upon the foot support when lowered. The foot support can be raised to assist in easing the back and leg pain the person is suffering from.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Inventors: Hector M. La Fosse, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5476070
    Abstract: A first walker aid is provided for an infant, which consists of a chest strap applied about the upper torso of the infant to pass under the arms. Components are for adjustably fastening the ends of the chest strap together at the back of the infant. A pair of shoulder straps are each spaced apart and connected to the chest strap, so as to extend over the shoulders of the infant. Elements are for adjusting each shoulder strap, so that the shoulder straps will properly fit onto the shoulders of the infant. A hold handle strap is affixed to the chest strap at the back of the infant, so that an adult can grip the hold handle strap to retain the infant when walking and prevent the infant from falling down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Inventors: Lay Gwon, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5474275
    Abstract: A beach towel holding device comprising a clip member to engage with a corner of a beach towel. A component is for weighing down the clip member onto the ground, so as to maintain the clip member in a stationary position to secure the beach towel in place upon the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Inventors: Kramer D. Robertson, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5467497
    Abstract: An adjustable drywall corner tool comprising a pair of work engaging blades normally disposed substantially at a ninety degree angle to one another. A hinge extends between mating edges of the blades. A structure is for changing the angle between the two blades, so that the blades will fit in an inside corner of more and less than the ninety degree angle. A handle extends from the angle changing structure, so that a person can grip the handle to apply taping to the corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Inventors: Gary L. Greene, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5465878
    Abstract: A water caddy comprising a box-shaped housing having a threaded neck for the insertion of water therein. A lid having internal threads engages with the threaded neck. A spout is on a lower portion of a front wall of the housing, for dispensing the water out of the housing, so that the water can be used for washing and drinking. A structure on the housing is for connecting the housing to a toilet paper holder. In a first instance, the housing can hang down against a wall and cabinet. In a second instance, the holder can be used as a handle for a person to carry the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Inventors: Orlando M. Armijo, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5465430
    Abstract: A cap glide puller comprising an elongated handle. A head is longitudinally offset at one end of the handle. A hook diagonally extends downwardly from the offset end of the handle towards the head. The head and the hook are capable of engaging a cap glide on a free end of a chair leg. When the handle is manually lifted up, the cap glide will be removed from the free end of the chair leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Inventors: Carl L. Davis, George Spector
  • Patent number: 5465940
    Abstract: A pneumatic jack system for a motor vehicle comprising a pneumatic jack with a bracket for mounting the pneumatic jack to a suspension assembly of the motor vehicle between two wheels. A structure is for extending the pneumatic jack to the ground to raise the motor vehicle. An element is for retracting the pneumatic jack from the ground to lower the motor vehicle. A control switch is in the interior of the motor vehicle, for operating the extending structure and the retracting element. A component is for locking the control switch to prevent an unauthorized operation of the pneumatic jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Inventors: Paulino A. Guzman, George Spector