Patents by Inventor Gloria J. Podkowa

Gloria J. Podkowa 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: 5315959
    Abstract: A debris-trapping comb comprises a handle having an elongated tooth-receiving portion and a gripping portion coupled with the tooth-receiving portion. A plurality of closely spaced teeth are mounted along the length of the elongated tooth-receiving portion and project outwardly thereof. An elongated debris-trapping shield member is coupled to the handle and has a trapping portion and a mounting portion for mounting the shield member to the handle. The trapping portion projects to one side of the teeth and along the length of the tooth-receiving portion and defines a trap area between the teeth and the trapping portion for trapping debris caught by the teeth during combing. A hinge extends longitudinally across the shield member for hingedly joining the trapping portion to the mounting portion and positioned for permitting the trapping portion to be hingedly retracted away from the teeth to thereby open the trap area to permit removal of debris therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Inventor: Gloria J. Podkowa