Patents by Inventor Keith Ely

Keith Ely 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: 6179350
    Abstract: A draw latch for attaching one member to another, such as a first panel to a second panel, is unlatched and latched by lifting the latch handle in one direction or the other about a pivot axis, which actuates a pawl member which is pivoted to engage and secure a first catch of a keeper, the handle being pivoted to be secured on a second catch of a keeper, with the pawl being latched against a spring bias provided by a keeper member. The handle is securable by a lock which locks the handle to the second catch to prevent release of the pawl from engagement with the first catch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Ely, James J. Ford, H. Allen Riblett, Lynn B. Ziemer
  • Patent number: 5517867
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for identifying each of a predetermined plurality of liquid containers, some of which are stoppered and others of which are open-mouthed and for extracting liquid therefrom. The apparatus comprises an upper arm and a lower arm and a sensor responsive to relative motion therebetween, relative motion between the arms causing a container identity signal representative to be generated. A single needle is used to penetrate stoppers when present and extract liquid from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Keith A. Ely, Peter L. Gebrian, William C. Hoffman
  • Patent number: D444629
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Moll Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Lloyd Etter, John Williams, Robert T. Parkey, John Keith Ely, Carroll Buckner, David E. Harris, Craig Hidalgo
  • Patent number: D420566
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Ely, Richard Hipp