Patents by Inventor James M. Steinke

James M. Steinke 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: 5458618
    Abstract: A passive body motion generating table for therapeutically exercising a lumbar recovering patients body, the table having a pivotally mounted leg support section, a pivotally mounted upper body support section, and a stationary lumbar support section, the pivotally mounted sections being pivotally movable in a generally vertically oriented arc by means of a power mechanism which does not employ drive belts, chains or the like, but rather direct bearing-to-rod linkage, wherein the linkage is also constructed to provide asymetric, adjustable pivotal travel of the pivotal support sections above and below a horizontal plane, and further to provide for adjustment of the degree of travel of the pivotal support sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Inventor: James M. Steinke
  • Patent number: 5423862
    Abstract: An orthopedic treatment apparatus has a frame having a first movable platform having a platform frame movably attached to the frame for a reciprocating motion on a first pivot in a generally vertical motion. The first movable platform is also movably attached to said platform frame for a generally horizontal reciprocating motion on a second pivot. A first drive motor is attached to the frame and coupled to the first movable platform for driving the platform in a reciprocating motion relative to the frame while a second drive motor is attached to the first movable platform frame and coupled to the platform for moving the platform in a generally horizontal reciprocating motion relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Assignee: Mediflex Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Clarke, Bruce D. Uhler, James M. Steinke, Dana Jones
  • Patent number: 4074800
    Abstract: An endless ribbon printer cartridge apparatus in which a cartridge housing is provided with improved ribbon guides for directing the ribbon along a predetermined path and with wrapping members molded into the casing thereby eliminating wrapping rollers. An antifold wrapping member removes folds in the ribbon from the drive mechanism and assists in the wrapping of the ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1978
    Assignee: TRW Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Steinke