Patents by Inventor James W. Schreiber

James W. Schreiber 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: 6540533
    Abstract: A plug ejector for ejecting an electrical plug from an electrical power supply socket comprises an electronic device having a controller that monitors and senses electrical power supply characteristics and a solenoid, which operates an ejector member to separate the plug from the socket when predetermined sequence in rapid changes in electrical power supply characteristics are sensed. The plug ejector can be incorporated into an electrical appliance or extension power cord electrical plug, which plugs into and is ejected from a conventional power supply socket. It can also be mounted in an adaptor, which receives an appliance or extension cord plug and ejects the adapter from a conventional power supply socket. It can also be incorporated into a module, which is semi-permanently plugged into a conventional power supply socket or incorporated into a wall or other power supply socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Inventor: James W. Schreiber
  • Patent number: 6164616
    Abstract: A portable, hanging fruit stand is provided which conveniently stores fruit at a variety of heights without damaging the fruit and allowing water to drain from the fruit and be collected in a catch basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Laura J. Woods
    Inventors: Laura J. Woods, James W. Schreiber, Davey B. Palmer
  • Patent number: 6062883
    Abstract: A plug ejector comprises a solenoid incorporated into an electrical plug. An adapter plugs into a wall socket and presents an adapter socket for receiving the plug. Upon activation by a remote switch, the solenoid projects its armature to react against the adapter socket to eject the plug. The plug may be incorporated into an appliance cord, or an extension cord. The plug may incorporate a GFI protector, or a vibration sensor. Another embodiment utilizes an appliance's on-off switch to operate the ejector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Inventors: James W. Schreiber, Robert J. Evans
  • Patent number: 5030209
    Abstract: A holder includes a double ended needle supporting insert translatable within a cylinder for receiving a blood collection tube during a medical procedure. Upon translation of the insert posteriorly, the double ended needle becomes fully enclosed within the cylinder and the insert is locked in place to shield the double ended needle from contact by medical personnel. An adapter fits within the insert to accommodate pediatric tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: Medical Safety Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan A. Wanderer, William E. Sagstetter, William R. King, James W. Schreiber, Randal D. Bjerke
  • Patent number: D349505
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Assignee: Dynetics Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery L. Hill, Gregory S. Hill, James W. Schreiber, James P. Knoll
  • Patent number: D392801
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: Paul W. R. Hields
    Inventors: Paul W. R. Hields, Justin Lang, James W. Schreiber
  • Patent number: D412753
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Wendell B. Colson, James W. Schreiber