Patents by Inventor Mark David Shantzis

Mark David Shantzis 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: 20110180155
    Abstract: A faucet handle assembly is described for replacing a handle on a faucet valve stem that is corroded, making it difficult or impossible to attach a replacement handle by traditional methods of a screw or nut. The assembly includes a hollow vertical body (1, FIG. 1) with a handle means (2) for turning the body clockwise or counterclockwise and a squeezing means (3) and tightening means (4) for clamping the lower end of the vertical body around a corroded valve stem (5) on the top end of the valve stem shaft (6). The assembly could also include a mostly vertical cut (7, FIG. 2) or cuts in the surface of the hollow body to allow the edges of the hollow body to overlap each other when clamped. The edges of the cuts could be beveled or angled (8) to allow for easier overlap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Mark David Shantzis