Patents by Inventor Richard K. Frazier

Richard K. Frazier 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: 5529300
    Abstract: A baton-like device is provided with a hollow telescopic ram or bolt member which can be driven to extend out of a barrel or trunk portion of the baton. The driving force is produced by a source of gas under pressure, which in preferred embodiments, takes the form of explosive cartridges and which can be repeatedly and automatically operated in a manner similar to an automatic shot gun. The force with which the ram is driven can be modulated using a pressure by-pass or by selection of the cartridges, or both. In order to reduce the risk of a fatal impact, the tip of the ram is provided with a blunt knob which can further include an inflatable cushion like member which is supplied with air or gas as the ram is displaced out of the barrel. The knob is removable allowing projectiles such as tranquilizer darts to be launched by loading the projectile into the hollow bolt and catapulting them towards a target or targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Inventors: Richard K. Frazier, Arnold W. Trottier, Barry V. Davis
  • Patent number: 5526972
    Abstract: In order to partition a storage area of a vehicle so that bags of groceries and the like can be arranged in a neat orderly manner, a space organizer includes a backboard which extends laterally across the storage area and at least two wing-like partition members which can be either fixed or hinged and which partition a given area of the storage area into three cells or sub-areas for bags and the like. A lid member can be provided to enclose at least the top of the center cell and in the case where the partition members are hingedly connected to the backboard a bungee cord can be used to retain the two partition members in desired space dividing positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Inventors: Richard K. Frazier, Barry V. Davis
  • Patent number: 5446934
    Abstract: A baby holding pen or crib includes automatic position adjusting, monitoring, and interactive communication means, including alarms, for communicating information to and from the crib or pen from a remote location. Such means include interactive audio and visual means, such as prerecorded messages and preprogrammed tactile simulation. The crib includes a combination of a bed surface that is adjustable in both longitudinal and lateral angles; a heating an cooling means to maintain the crib area at a comfortable temperature; speakers that play back prerecorded sounds to the baby such as a recording of a mother's soothing voice or instructions to attendants to the location of the crib; visual sensing equipment, such as video monitors, including alarms to remind an attendant of feeding time, diaper changing time, bathing time, or medicine dosage time; and a plurality of sensors, including temperature sensors, vital function sensors, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Inventor: Richard K. Frazier
  • Patent number: 4779615
    Abstract: A tactile stimulator for causing information from a remote input source either manually or automatically to be transmitted or transposed through a converter such as a transducer or computer to an output driver to provide tactile stimulation to a user. In an preferred embodiment, a preprogrammed source of music is used to create patterns of movement and sound to create a touching and moving sensation on the body of a user to enhance the feel of the music by the user. In a manual mode, a keyboard is connected through a computer or multiplexer switching unit to permit the user to create a pattern of pleasurable or therapeutic stimulation, or to create a recorded program for later and repeated uses. In an alternative embodiment, a preprogrammed, therapeutic regime is provided to massage a user. Alternative uses of the invention are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Inventor: Richard K. Frazier