Patents by Inventor Howard J. Reiter

Howard J. Reiter 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: 6647597
    Abstract: An adjustable magnetic snap fastener for releasably connecting two pieces of material at any one of a number of possible positions. There are a number of stems attached to one plate and a number of magnets attached to another plate. Any one of the stems fits into a hole in any one of the magnets to connect the two sections of the fastener and hence the two pieces of material. Alternatively, there are a number of magnets attached to one plate and a number of magnets attached to another plate, oriented so that every one of the magnets on the first plate is attracted to every one of the magnets on the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Lodestone Fasteners, LLC
    Inventor: Howard J. Reiter
  • Patent number: 6477749
    Abstract: A magnetic tack for fastening items to a metal magnetic surface. The magnetic tack includes a knob connected to a body consisting of a plate, a magnet and a non-magnetic cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Lodestone Fasteners, LLC
    Inventor: Howard J. Reiter
  • Publication number: 20020095751
    Abstract: An adjustable magnetic snap fastener for releasably connecting two pieces of material at any one of a number of possible positions. There are a number of stems attached to one plate and a number of magnets attached to another plate. Any one of the stems fits into a hole in any one of the magnets to connect the two sections of the fastener and hence the two pieces of material. Alternatively, there are a number of magnets attached to one plate and a number of magnets attached to another plate, oriented so that every one of the magnets on the first plate is attracted to every one of the magnets on the second plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventor: Howard J. Reiter
  • Patent number: 5933926
    Abstract: A magnetic snap fastener for releasably connecting two pieces of material. There is a tubular or partially sealed hollow stem with a central opening. The stem fits into a hole in a magnet to connect each of two sections of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Inventor: Howard J. Reiter
  • Patent number: 5722126
    Abstract: A magnetic snap fastener for releasably connecting two pieces of material. There is a tubular or partially sealed hollow stem with a central opening. The stem fits into a hole in a magnet to connect each of two sections of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: Romag Fasteners Inc.
    Inventor: Howard J. Reiter
  • Patent number: D438451
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Romag Fasteners Inc.
    Inventor: Howard J. Reiter
  • Patent number: D441639
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Romag Fasteners Inc.
    Inventor: Howard J. Reiter
  • Patent number: D464562
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Lodestone Fasteners, LLC
    Inventor: Howard J. Reiter