Patents by Inventor James F. Bruno

James F. Bruno 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: 5749105
    Abstract: A drain assembly which improves on the durability, economy and ease of manufacture and maintenance of previous drain assemblies. The drain assembly has a cartridge that threads onto a drain body. A spud or stopper slides up and down along the cartridge to open or close a drain. The improvement lies in a series of flexible structures extending outwardly from the cartridge to generate friction against the inner wall of the spud, holding the spud in the open of closed position. These structures may be finlike structures, bowlike structures, or both. The cartridge with the finlike structures and bowlike structures may be formed of a single piece of flexible plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: James F. Bruno
    Inventors: James F. Bruno, Albert L. Hass
  • Patent number: 5542631
    Abstract: An adjustable pipe hanger for suspending a pipe from a support structure at a desired angle includes a stem and a flexible hook attached to the stem. The stem has a prismatic cross section and at least one hole extending therethrough. The hook has a curved portion and a means for attaching the hook to the stem in slidable fashion. The stem and hook are provided with a means for locking the hook at a desired angle to the support structure. The stem may be removed from the hook and inverted in order to suspend pipe in a confined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Inventor: James F. Bruno