Patents by Inventor I. Martin Spier

I. Martin Spier 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: 6005159
    Abstract: A protective covering for a lesion comprises a frame for adhering to the skin of a patient and for surrounding a lesion. The frame has a central opening and a generally L-shaped cross section including a wall, and a base that surrounds the lesion and attaches to the patient's skin with an adhesive. One end of the wall extends perpendicularly from the base, extending around the central opening. The free end of the wall includes a peripheral recess wherein a rim of a cover is received. The cover aligns with the opening and the rim extends fully around the cover so that when the frame base is attached to the patient's skin surrounding a lesion, and the rim of the cover is sealingly received in the recess of the wall, a sealed space is provided enclosing the lesion to protect it from the water. The cover may be put on and taken off the frame many times while the adhesive connection between the frame and skin remains intact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignees: Alan J. Ackerman, Leonard Cooper
    Inventor: I. Martin Spier
  • Patent number: 5580346
    Abstract: A protective covering for a lesion comprises a frame for adhering to the skin of a patient and for surrounding a lesion. The frame has a central opening and a generally L-shaped cross section including a wall, and a base that surrounds the lesion and attaches to the patient's skin with an adhesive. One end of the wall extends perpendicularly from the base, extending around the central opening. The free end of the wall includes a peripheral recess wherein a rim of a cover is received. The cover aligns with the opening and the rim extends fully around the cover so that when the frame base is attached to the patient's skin surrounding a lesion, and the rim of the cover is sealingly received in the recess of the wall, a sealed space is provided enclosing the lesion to protect it from the water. The cover may be put on and taken off the frame many times while the adhesive connection between the frame and skin remains intact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Inventor: I. Martin Spier
  • Patent number: 5366219
    Abstract: The hockey puck has a main body portion with opposite parallel surfaces. Ground engaging runners project from each of the opposite base portions of the puck and thus elevate the base surfaces of the puck from the ground to minimize surface contact between the puck and the ground. The ground engaging projections are equally spaced in a circular array at a rim portion of the puck. Openings in the puck concentrate weight at the center and periphery of the puck. The ground engaging projections and the main body portion are formed of different plastic materials, with each plastic selected for the most desirable physical properties and performance characteristics. Thus the ground engaging runners are relatively wear resistant with low ground friction whereas the main body portion is of relatively low hardness and provides the requisite stability and weight to the puck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Loraney Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: William Salcer, I. Martin Spier
  • Patent number: 4995173
    Abstract: A shoe, boot, sneaker, etc. incorporates a foot-actuated pump which is connected to one or more expandable air bladders located in portions of the footware where contour fitting is desirable. Walking or running actuates the pump. An adjustable relief valve connected to the bladder releases air when a preselected pressure is exceeded. The relief valve is accessible externally for easy adjustment by the wearer. Regardless of the external ambient temperature or degree of user activity, the pump, in conjunction with the relief valve, maintains a preselected pressure and assures that the selected fit between the user's foot and footware is maintained at all times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Assignees: Leonard Cooper, Judith Cooper
    Inventor: I. Martin Spier
  • Patent number: 4976567
    Abstract: A connector for corrugated materials includes a first member which has a base member which is held between a pair of panels of corrugated material and a projecting member which has a pair of apertures and which projects outwardly from a slot in one of the panels of corrugated material. A second member has a base plate which is held between a second pair of panels of corrugated material and a plurality of guide fingers some of which enter into the apertures of the first member and some of which enter these apertures and also hook onto the first member thereby locking the second pair of panels onto the first pair of panels. In order to provide additional engagement between the first and second members, the first member is provided with a pair of projecting plates which engage a pair of apertures on the second member when the first and the second members are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Inventor: I. Martin Spier
  • Patent number: 4921490
    Abstract: A hypodermic syringe provided with a safety hypodermic needle and shield assembly to obviate the danger of a handler thereof being accidentally pricked by the point of the needle after it has been injected in a patient and then withdrawn, the withdrawn needle possibly being contaminated with infectious microorganisms. The assembly includes a needle-supporting hub receivable in a socket formed at the front end of a fluid chamber in a standard syringe provided with a projecting nozzle which is inserted in the hollow base of the hub to communicate with the needle. Anchored on top of the hub which serves as a pedestal therefor and surrounding the needle is a helical spring, the convolutions in the upper section of the spring forming a cone and terminating in a sheild through whose center passes the axis of the helix. The normal length of the spring is such as to place the shield in the protective mode of the assembly in front of the needle point to prevent human contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Inventors: I. Martin Spier, Martin F. Sturman
  • Patent number: 4863435
    Abstract: A hypodermic syringe provided with a safety hypodermic needle and shield assembly to obviate the danger of a handler thereof being accidentally pricked by the point of the needle after it has been injected in a patient and then withdrawn, the withdrawn needle possibly being contaminated with infectious microorganisms. The assembly includes a needle-supporting hub receivable in a socket formed at the front end of a fluid chamber having a projecting nozzle which is inserted in the hub to communicate with the needle. Integral with the hub is a cup-like pedestal on which is anchored a compressible helical spring that surrounds the needle and terminates in a shield having a bore therein to permit the needle to pass therethrough, the normal length of the spring being such as to place the shield just above the point of the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Inventors: Martin F. Sturman, I. Martin Spier
  • Patent number: 4601528
    Abstract: An electrical connector including moisture sealing and self-locking features comprises pins on the plug, shrouded by a hollow sleeve extending from a unitary body formed of a rigid plastic. The receptacle member, of rigid material, includes sockets for receiving the individual pins. The socketed portion of the receptacle member is surrounded by a hollow sleeve which tapers on its inner surface. The plug member sleeve is untapered. A raised resilient band extends continuously around the plug member sleeve, the band being an integral part of the plug member. When the connector members mate the sleeve on the plug member telescopes between the sleeve and the socket portion of the receptacle member with the elastic band compressed against the tapered inner wall of the receptacle sleeve to form a moisture proof seal. A second resilient integral band extends around the sleeve of the plug member and engages an inner peripheral groove, provided in the tapered surface of the receptacle member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1986
    Inventor: I. Martin Spier
  • Patent number: 4581792
    Abstract: A separable fastener of the press-on/pull-off types comprises similar first and second fastener members, each member including a base having a plurality of tapered projections extending from one face surface and a plurality of tapered receptacles recessed into the face surface. Projections and receptacles are positioned in identical patterns and spacings, each projection and receptacle being totally surrounded and isolated by a portion of the base material. The projections on each fastener member are contoured to engage in the receptacles of the other fastener member with a releasable friction fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Clements Industries Incorporated
    Inventor: I. Martin Spier
  • Patent number: 4580816
    Abstract: A tube coupling having a male body, a female body for receiving at least a portion of the male body and at least one peripheral member made from a relatively compressible plastic material molded into a groove within either the relatively rigid male or female body. The peripheral member is disposed to become compresed against a surface of the mating body to form a liquid seal. At least two peripheral members disposed in grooves in a tubular shaped end portion of the male body are made of a compressible plastic and serve as liquid sealing and locking means. The female body comprises a receiving end portion with a tapered interior adapted to receive the male tubular end portion. As the tubular end portion is inserted into the receiving end portion, one of the peripheral members engages the tapered interior surface and becomes compressed there against as the tubular end portion is further inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1986
    Assignee: E. R. Squibb & Sons, Inc.
    Inventors: Randolph E. Campbell, I. Martin Spier
  • Patent number: 3971084
    Abstract: A hull construction especially suited to inhibit marine growth and a method for forming same is provided. The hull construction includes an outer surface having alternating metallic areas and fiber glass areas defining the entire outer hull surface. The metal forming the metallic areas is of the type which inhibits marine growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1976
    Inventor: I. Martin Spier
  • Patent number: 3958291
    Abstract: An outer shell construction particularly suited for a ski boot and method for forming same is provided. The outer shell construction is formed by the steps of injection molding an outer shell, and securing a collapsible core to the inside of the boot to define a cavity between the boot and the collapsible core. The collapsible core includes a conduit therethrough. The outer shell construction is completed by introducing a cellular polymer in viscous form through the conduit into the space and curing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1974
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1976
    Inventor: I. Martin Spier
  • Patent number: 3950483
    Abstract: An injection molding process by which the characteristics of a product may be controlled by molding the product of two or more dissimilar melts by simultaneous injection of the dissimilar melts into the mold in such a manner that the dissimilar melts intermix at transitional zones to provide a one-piece construction with strong chemical and/or mechanical bonds at the transitional zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1976
    Inventor: I Martin Spier
  • Patent number: 3945599
    Abstract: A picture hanging arrangement in which an elongated horizontal member is fastened to the wall surface from which a picture is to be suspended. A vertical elongated member is slidingly arranged along the horizontal member fastened to the wall. The verical member is provided with a plurality of notches into which the picture hanging wire may be inserted. Selection of the notches into which the picture hanging wire is inserted, allows varying the position of the picture along the vertical direction on the wall, whereas sliding of the vertical member along the horizontal member allows varying of the picture position along the horizontal direction on the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1973
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1976
    Assignee: Level-Line Products
    Inventors: I. Martin Spier, Richard H. Arbib