Patents by Inventor Gilbert A. Bertani

Gilbert A. Bertani 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: 6382071
    Abstract: Apparatus for capturing fleeing animals or persons comprises a gun having a barrel and stock to which are attached a pair of elongated tubular members, one on each side of the gun barrel and substantially parallel thereto. Attached to the end of the gun barrel is a guide assembly which includes a central tube coaxially aligned with the gun barrel and on either side of which are outwardly extending guides. Retainer assemblies provided near the rear ends of the tubular members include chambers which are in fluid communication with the interior of the gun barrel. The apparatus comprises a bola assembly having a central plug from each side of which extends a cord at the end of which are weights. The plug is insertable into the central tube of the guide assembly and the weights are insertable through the elongated tubes for releasable engagement with the retainer assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Gilbert A. Bertani
  • Patent number: 5676388
    Abstract: Walking apparatus for assisting a disabled person to walk. The apparatus includes a frame having a pair of lower horizontal members between which the person may stand and a vertical member extending upwardly for disposition behind the persons back. The apparatus also includes a forward pair of ground engaging wheels, each one of which is attached to a forward wheel mount which extends downwardly from a forward end of one of the lower horizontal members. The wheel mounts allow the wheels to pivot about a vertical axis. At least one rear ground engaging wheel is also attached to a rear wheel mount at the rear of the frame. A steering assembly is mounted on the frame and connected to forward wheel mounts. The steering assembly is manipulatable by the person's hands for pivoting of the forward pair of wheels about vertical axes to steer the apparatus in a desired direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Inventor: Gilbert A. Bertani
  • Patent number: 4375200
    Abstract: An antitheft device adapted for attachment to the valve stem of an inflated vehicle tire may comprise: a plunger assembly including a plunger engageable with a valve core of the valve stem and axially movable relative thereto for forcing the valve core to an open position releasing air from the tire; and an actuator assembly including a cam member radially movable with respect to the axis of the plunger in response to rotation of the vehicle tire, from a passive position to an active position forcing the plunger toward opening of the valve core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1983
    Inventors: Gilbert A. Bertani, Mary L. Vandiver