Patents by Inventor Randall N. Eilert

Randall N. Eilert 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: 5015829
    Abstract: A front panel assembly for an electronic instrument having a one-piece key pad with a plurality of protuberances thereon. The protuberances are formed in groups according to function and all protuberances in a group are positioned in proximity to each other. Each group of protuberances has a header protruberance defining the function of the group. Each protrusion, except the header protuberances has a corresponding electrical switching member connectably attached thereto. Each protuberance, except the header protrusions, functions as a key. When a key protuberance is pressed, the corresponding electrical switching member is pressed into operative engagement with a corresponding circuit on the circuit board. An alternate embodiment allows one group of keys to be replaced with a rotary dial without remaking the key pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Randall N. Eilert, Wilbur R. Ames, IV
  • Patent number: 5008974
    Abstract: A one-piece removable carrying handle assembly (10) for removably attaching the handle assembly to an item to be carried. The carrying handle has a middle strap portion (18) with two end portions (14, 16). Each end portion (14, 16) includes a housing member (28, 24) that has a slot (44) adapted to receive attachment hardware. The attachment hardware includes a screw (30, 36) and a spacer (32, 38). A screw (30, 36) and a spacer (32, 38) fit through slots (22, 24) in the end portions (14, 16) of the assembly (10). Each housing (28) is designed to be positioned over a screw (30), spacer (32), and a slot (22) so that each end portion of the strap assembly (10) contains all separate parts and so that each end portion is lockingly attached to the middle strap portion to form a one-piece unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Randall N. Eilert, Robert M. Neel, N. Thatcher Harvey, Wilbur R. Ames, IV, Randall D. Lord
  • Patent number: D273370
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1984
    Assignee: John Fluke Mfg. Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Randall N. Eilert
  • Patent number: D313982
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1991
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Randall N. Eilert, Wilbur R. Ames, IV