Patents by Inventor Richard M. Grandy

Richard M. Grandy 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: 20080250707
    Abstract: A landscape fabric for covering a landscaping region may be comprised of a three dimensional moisture permeable fabric that has projections extending upward and downward from the fabric. The fabric may prevent the growth of undesirable vegetation, may trap moisture, and may prevent erosion. The fabric can be made of woven materials, non-woven materials, knit materials or the like. The projections in the fabric may be compressible allowing them to return to their shape after being substantially compressed, providing for convenient rolling or folding of the fabric, and easy cutting and manipulation of the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Richard M. Grandy, Clemente Conde
  • Patent number: 7246569
    Abstract: An electronic predator replica is disclosed for controlling pests, particularly unwanted birds, in a specific area. The predator replica may be an electronic owl. The replica senses motion by one or more of a plurality of spaced motion sensors, and the predator head rotates to the angle of the sensor that sensed the motion. A noise device in the predator may simulate predator sounds, and can be set to play when motion is detected. The owl head may stay at the angle from which motion is detected for a selected time period, and then rotate in opposite direction to its starting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Easy Gardener Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan L. Grandy, Richard M. Grandy
  • Patent number: D407507
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Easy Gardener, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Owens, II, Richard M. Grandy, Paul David Hurley, Anne Margaret Letherby