Patents by Inventor Richard P. Varley

Richard P. Varley 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: 5313393
    Abstract: Apparatus for controlling dissemination of garments. First and second rotatable cassettes are provided, one of which is used to store clean garments, the other of which serves as a depository for soiled garments. Each of the rotatable cassettes has an access door which permits access to a shelf segment of each cassette. A processor is provided which will generate first and second actuating signals for unlocking the doors of the cassette. An actuating signal is generated by the processor when a card reader recognizes a user access card, and determines tht the user's account status is in order. Each time a deposit is received, or a clean garment dispensed, the user's account status is brought up to date, reflecting the transaction. Thus, users who have not returned garments, and have too many account debits may not receive a new garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Inventors: Clem Varley, John A. Varley, Richard P. Varley