Patents by Inventor John Hutnick

John Hutnick 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: 5782174
    Abstract: A soft hood and module assembly adapted to convert an open baker's rack loaded with pieces of yeast dough into a proofing chamber where the pieces are subjected to a hot humid air environment acting to raise these pieces prior to their baking. The module for generating hot humid air is placed in the base of the rack with its air inlet adjacent the front end of the rack and its outlet adjacent the rear end. The soft hood which is fabricated of flexible plastic sheeting encloses the rack to form a chamber having a feed duct parallel to the rear end of the rack which communicates with the module outlet, and a return duct parallel to the front end of the rack which communicates with the module inlet. In operation, hot, humid air blown out of the module outlet into the feed duct is distributed thereby to pass across the dough pieces supported by the rack into the return duct from which the air flows back into the inlet of the module for recirculation in the chamber to uniformly proof the pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Inventors: Robert J. Cohn, Chad Morgan, Arnold S. Rifkin, John Hutnick
  • Patent number: 5697508
    Abstract: A trolley and bag assembly adapted to transport hanger-hung garments on overhead rails from an initial point to other points, the bag protectively shrouding the transported garments. The trolley includes a pair of rolling sheaves that ride on the rails and a spaced pair of side arms depending from the sheaves to support a horizontal load bar onto which is hooked a set of hanger-hung garments. Bridging the side arms is a retractable hold-down bar which when raised above the load bar then permits the hangers to be hooked onto the load bar, and when lowered then clamps the hooks of the hangers so that the garments cannot be dislodged from the trolley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: A. Rifkin & Co.
    Inventors: Arnold S. Rifkin, George W. Williams, John Hutnick
  • Patent number: 5681113
    Abstract: A tamper-proof security ballot pouch adapted to store ballots deposited therein and to prevent their unauthorized removal. The pouch includes a fabric bag in whose upper section is sewn a pair of parallel rods defining an entry slot to admit one ballot at a time. Depending from the upper section is a fabric chute creating a narrow open channel between the entry slot and the bag interior whereby a ballot inserted in the entry slot must pass through the channel before being deposited in the bag. Because the chute is flexible, when a ballot is inserted in the entry slot and advances into the narrow channel of the chute it then straightens out the chute, so that the channel is then in axial alignment with the entry slot. But once the ballot is deposited in the bag, its unauthorized exit through the entry slot is prevented by the chute, for regardless of how the pouch is manipulated, the deposited ballot cannot back track through the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: A. Rifkin Co.
    Inventors: Arnold S. Rifkin, John Hutnick