Patents by Inventor Lester Ward

Lester Ward 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).

  • Publication number: 20070109068
    Abstract: The present invention provides enhanced security to internal components in a main access compartment of a fuel dispenser. Both a primary lock on a main panel, that secures the main access compartment, and a hidden second lock, hidden inside a lower compartment of the fuel dispenser, must be bypassed to gain access to the internal components, thus providing enhanced security. The lower compartment is also protected by a lock, which must be bypassed in order to gain access to the hidden second lock in an attempt to bypass the hidden second lock. This locking arrangement provides greater security than prior art methods since three locks, including a hidden lock, must be bypassed to breach security and gain access to the internal components in the main access compartment of the fuel dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: Gilbarco Inc.
    Inventors: Leon Smith, John McSpadden, Lester Ward, Dreama Sharpe, Jonathan DeLine