Patents by Inventor Harold M. Zimmermann

Harold M. Zimmermann 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: 6595387
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for dispensing individual sheets of stack of adhesive coated sheets is disclosed. The apparatus is comprised of a carriage for receiving the stack of adhesive coated sheets; reciprocating means for intermittently driving the carriage from a first rest position to a second rest position and vice versa; and guiding means for directing the distal edge of a sheet from a guide input to a guide output as the carriage is driven by the reciprocating means from the first rest position to the second rest position or vice versa. The invention is useful for dispensing said sheets without requiring that each sheet be pulled through or drawn out the guide output under the force of the releasable adhesive bond between adjacent sheets. Using the invention, one may cause a sheet to be dispensed to a position where it is accessible to the user only when the sheet is actually needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Inventors: Harold M. Zimmermann, Michael Waters, Gary Reuther
  • Patent number: 5116012
    Abstract: A clip board including a generally rectangular flat board for supportively receiving writing paper or the like thereatop and a pivotally movable paper clamp connected adjacent one end of the board and spaced above the board's writing surface. The paper clamp is pivotally interconnected to the board about a transverse axis parallel to the one end of the board by at least one downwardly extending retaining bracket which is inserted into a mating longitudinal slot in the board and pivotally held thusly by a transverse retainer pin. The retainer pin engages transversely through the lower end of the retaining bracket and extends in either direction beyond the width of the slot to engage against the bottom surface of the board adjacent the slot. A simple generally V-shaped spring acting in compression is positioned between the paper clamp and the board so as to pivotally bias the paper clamp against the board along the paper clamp's paper engaging edge which faces toward the central portion of the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Assignee: Laser Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith L. Offenhauer, Harold M. Zimmermann, Jr.
  • Patent number: D332114
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Assignee: Laser Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith L. Offenhauer, Harold M. Zimmermann, Jr.