Patents by Inventor Jerzy Perkitny

Jerzy Perkitny 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: 7641544
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coin bank. The coin bank includes a housing and a coin sorting mechanism mounted to the housing. At least two rows of coin tubes, for holding associated sorted coins, are selectively positioned in the housing. Each row includes a plurality of coin tubes meant for holding sorted coins of multiple denominations, wherein a plurality of columns of coin tubes, each holding one denomination of associated sorted coins, is defined. The coin tubes in each column is positioned at descending levels. At least two deflector wall sections are mounted to the housing. Each deflector wall section is positioned generally above a respective one of the at least two rows of coin tubes. Each deflector wall section directs a coin into a respective coin tube. A respective exit aperture is defined below a lower edge of each respective deflector wall section and above an upper edge of a respective coin tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Mag-Nif Incorporated
    Inventors: Jerzy Perkitny, William J. Knox, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20080070490
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coin bank. The coin bank includes a housing and a coin sorting mechanism mounted to the housing. At least two rows of coin tubes, for holding associated sorted coins, are selectively positioned in the housing. Each row includes a plurality of coin tubes meant for holding sorted coins of multiple denominations, wherein a plurality of columns of coin tubes, each holding one denomination of associated sorted coins, is defined. The coin tubes in each column is positioned at descending levels. At least two deflector wall sections are mounted to the housing. Each deflector wall section is positioned generally above a respective one of the at least two rows of coin tubes. Each deflector wall section directs a coin into a respective coin tube. A respective exit aperture is defined below a lower edge of each respective deflector wall section and above an upper edge of a respective coin tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Jerzy Perkitny, William J. Knox
  • Patent number: 7270157
    Abstract: An improved waste collection device includes a body having a housing defining an opening which allows an open end of an associated bag to be folded thereover. The housing receives a closed end of the associated bag therein. A spool is rotatably connected to the body and removably connected to the associated bag. A driving mechanism is connected to the spool for selectively rotating the spool such that the associated bag is wound on the spool thereby pulling the associated bag into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Inventor: Jerzy Perkitny
  • Publication number: 20070131177
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a motorized dog leash. The motorized dog leash includes a housing, a battery mounted to the housing, and a motor mounted to the housing and electrically connected to the battery. A gear train is connected to an output shaft of the motor. A spool is rotatably mounted to the housing and engaged with the gear train. A leash is selectively wound on the spool, the leash including a distal end which protrudes from the housing. A trigger selectively actuates the motor to rotate the spool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventor: Jerzy Perkitny
  • Patent number: 7204749
    Abstract: A coin sorting apparatus includes a coin hopper and a coin ramp positioned below the coin hopper. A coin separator mechanism is located between the coin hopper and the coin ramp. The coin separator mechanism includes a separating wheel having a plurality of coin receiving apertures and a wheel housing which supports the separating wheel. The wheel housing includes a set of apertures arranged in order of increasing size for sorting the coins by diameter. A coin support surface is provided on one of the separating wheel and the wheel housing and a coin rolling surface is defined on the wheel housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Mag-Nif Incorporated
    Inventor: Jerzy Perkitny
  • Publication number: 20060266300
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a puller operably connected to an associated pet leash for enabling a pet owner to retract the associated pet leash. The puller comprises a housing and first and second locking elements mounted in the housing. The second locking element is spaced a predetermined distance from the first locking element to allow the associated pet leash extending through the housing to pass therebetween. A trigger assembly is operatively mounted to the housing. A first portion of the trigger assembly engages the first locking element. As the trigger assembly is depressed, the first locking element engages the associated pet leash and presses the associated pet leash against the second locking element thereby preventing movement of the associated pet leash through the puller, in at least a first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventor: Jerzy Perkitny
  • Publication number: 20060266301
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adjustable length leash for selectively tethering an animal to a user's hand or waist. The adjustable length leash includes a belt, a hook attached to a first end of the belt, a fixed connector attached to the second end of the belt, and a movable connector slideably attached between the first and second ends of the belt. The movable connector is slideably engageable with the fixed connector. The adjustable length leash invention may also include a first belt loop adapted to fit about the user's wrist or hand. In addition, the fixed connector and the movable connector may engage to form a second belt loop. The second belt loop may be adapted to fit around the user's waist and the first belt loop may provide an attachment point for a secondary leash.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventor: Jerzy Perkitny
  • Publication number: 20060207522
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connecting assembly which releasably mounts a waste collection device to one of a pet leash assembly and a clothing article worn by an operator of the waste collection device. The connecting assembly includes an engagement member having first and second spaced apart projections. The first projection is resiliently displaceable relative to the second projection such that a distance between the first and second projections is variable. The first and second projections selectively engage spaced apart apertures located in a wall of the waste collection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventor: Jerzy Perkitny
  • Publication number: 20060180233
    Abstract: An improved waste collection device includes a body having a housing defining an opening which allows an open end of an associated bag to be folded thereover. The housing receives a closed end of the associated bag therein. A spool is rotatably connected to the body and removably connected to the associated bag. A driving mechanism is connected to the spool for selectively rotating the spool such that the associated bag is wound on the spool thereby pulling the associated bag into the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventor: Jerzy Perkitny
  • Patent number: 7077172
    Abstract: A waste collection device includes a body including a housing defining an opening. The housing opening allowing an open end of an associated bag to be folded thereover and a housing receiving a closed end of the associated bag therein. A pulling mechanism is connected to the body and removably connected to the associated bag for selectively pulling the associated bag into the housing. To use, the open end of the bag is positioned adjacent waste material to be collected. The pulling mechanism then pulls the bag into the housing and the waste material is simultaneously transferred into the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventors: Jerzy Perkitny, Sidney R. Good
  • Patent number: 7048623
    Abstract: A coin sorting apparatus includes a coin hopper and a coin ramp positioned below the coin hopper. A coin separator mechanism is located between the coin hopper and the coin ramp. The coin separator mechanism includes a separating wheel having a plurality of coin receiving apertures and a wheel housing which supports the separating wheel. The wheel housing includes a set of apertures arranged in order of increasing size for sorting the coins by diameter. A coin support surface is provided on one of the separating wheel and the wheel housing and a coin rolling surface is defined on the wheel housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Mag-Nif Incorporated
    Inventor: Jerzy Perkitny
  • Patent number: 6966827
    Abstract: A coin bank includes a housing having a coin receiving area for receiving unsorted coins, a coin sorting area for sorting the unsorted coins, and a coin storage area for storing sorted coins. The coin storage area includes a drawer slidably mounted in the housing. It can also include a coin tube support mounted in the drawer for movement between an inclined position when the drawer is fully retracted in the housing and an upright position when the drawer is fully extended from the housing. A semi-automatic opening device displaces the drawer from its retracted position to its extended position. In one embodiment, a battery operated drawer drive unit is releasably coupled with the housing and is selectively operable to displace the drawer between the retracted and extended positions thereof. The releasable coupling can include a lever pivotal to disengage from the drive unit, thus releasing the drawer for manual displacement between the retracted and extended positions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Mag-Nif Incorporated
    Inventor: Jerzy Perkitny
  • Publication number: 20050204495
    Abstract: A mop includes an elongated handle portion, a movable member slidably mounted on the handle portion, a rotary motor disposed in at least one of the elongated handle portion and the movable member, a controller in electrical communication with the motor and an associated power source, and a mop head. The controller regulates power to the motor as a function of a number of rotations of the motor. The mop head is detachably connected to at least one of the elongated handle portion and the movable member. The mop head is selectively connected to the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventor: Jerzy Perkitny
  • Patent number: 6830509
    Abstract: A coin bank includes a housing having a coin receiving area for receiving unsorted coins, a coin sorting area for sorting the unsorted coins and a coin storage area for storing sorted coins. The coin storage area includes a drawer slidably mounted in the housing and a coin tube support movably mounted in the drawer between a first position, when the drawer is fully retracted into the housing and a second position, when the drawer is fully extended from the housing. A plurality of coin tubes is mounted in the coin tube support for holding sorted coins. The plurality of coin tubes is inclined in relation to a vertical axis for receiving sorted coins when the drawer is in a retracted position. A reservoir is located directly above each of the coin tubes for holding at least one additional coin above a stack of coins completely filling the coin tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Mag-Nif Incorporated
    Inventor: Jerzy Perkitny
  • Publication number: 20040219873
    Abstract: A coin sorting apparatus includes a coin hopper and a coin ramp positioned below the coin hopper. A coin separator mechanism is located between the coin hopper and the coin ramp. The coin separator mechanism includes a separating wheel having a plurality of coin receiving apertures and a wheel housing which supports the separating wheel. The wheel housing includes a set of apertures arranged in order of increasing size for sorting the coins by diameter. A coin support surface is provided on one of the separating wheel and the wheel housing and a coin rolling surface is defined on the wheel housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Applicant: Mag-Nif Incorporated
    Inventor: Jerzy Perkitny
  • Publication number: 20040188443
    Abstract: A waste collection device includes a body including a housing defining an opening. The housing opening allowing an open end of an associated bag to be folded thereover and a housing receiving a closed end of the associated bag therein. A pulling mechanism is connected to the body and removably connected to the associated bag for selectively pulling the associated bag into the housing. To use, the open end of the bag is positioned adjacent waste material to be collected. The pulling mechanism then pulls the bag into the housing and the waste material is simultaneously transferred into the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: Jerzy Perkitny, Sidney R. Good
  • Publication number: 20040102148
    Abstract: A coin bank includes a housing, a coin separating member, a coin sorting member on which the coin separating member is movably supported, and a metering tray supported adjacent the coin separating member. The coin separating member includes at least one coin receiving aperture. The coin sorting member includes at least one coin sorting aperture and is mounted to the housing. The metering tray is supported by the housing and regulates the number of associated coins delivered to the coin separating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventors: Jerzy Perkitny, William J. Knox
  • Publication number: 20040097181
    Abstract: A coin bank includes a housing having a coin receiving area for receiving unsorted coins, a coin sorting area for sorting the unsorted coins, and a coin storage area for storing sorted coins. The coin storage area includes a drawer slidably mounted in the housing. It can also include a coin tube support mounted in the drawer for movement between an inclined position when the drawer is fully retracted in the housing and an upright position when the drawer is fully extended from the housing. A semi-automatic opening device displaces the drawer from its retracted position to its extended position. In one embodiment, a battery operated drawer drive unit is releasably coupled with the housing and is selectively operable to displace the drawer between the retracted and extended positions thereof. The releasable coupling can include a lever pivotal to disengage from the drive unit, thus releasing the drawer for manual displacement between the retracted and extended positions thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventor: Jerzy Perkitny
  • Publication number: 20040029517
    Abstract: A coin bank includes a housing having a coin receiving area for receiving unsorted coins, a coin sorting area for sorting the unsorted coins and a coin storage area for storing sorted coins. The coin storage area includes a drawer slidably mounted in the housing and a coin tube support movably mounted in the drawer between a first position, when the drawer is fully retracted into the housing and a second position, when the drawer is fully extended from the housing. A plurality of coin tubes is mounted in the coin tube support for holding sorted coins. The plurality of coin tubes is inclined in relation to a vertical axis for receiving sorted coins when the drawer is in a retracted position. A reservoir is located directly above each of the coin tubes for holding at least one additional coin above a stack of coins completely filling the coin tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Applicant: Mag-Nif Incorporated
    Inventor: Jerzy Perkitny
  • Patent number: D558048
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Jerzy Perkitny