Patents by Inventor Robert J. Wilkes

Robert J. Wilkes 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: 20210259685
    Abstract: A wound closure system and a method of reducing the size of an open wound are disclosed. A suture line is sutured through body tissue adjacent an open wound, the suture line sutured so as to pass into the body tissue at an entry point and exit at an exit point, the suture line including a plurality of barbs extending outwardly at an acute angle with respect to a surface of the suture line. A biasing member applies a continuous pulling force on the suture line for stretching the body tissue toward the open wound, wherein the biasing member is configured to take up any slack of the suture line during stretching of the body tissue and keep the suture line taut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Robert C. Wilke, Paul J. Anderson, Douglas Duchon
  • Publication number: 20160113332
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disposable bib having a collar portion, a chest portion, and a removable wipe portion located below the collar portion. The bib is in the form of a multi-layer panel having a top layer, a bottom layer and an intermediate layer disposed between the top and bottom layers. The top and bottom layers are each formed of a permeable non-woven material. The intermediate layer is absorbent, e.g., includes superabsorbent polymer particles and cellulose fibers. The collar portion includes a pair of tabs, e.g., VELCRO® fasteners, to enable the collar portion to be releasably secured around the neck of the wearer, with the chest portion disposed over the wearer's chest. The wipe portion is releasably secured to the bib so that it can be removed from the bib to be used to wipe the mouth of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventor: Robert J. Wilkes
  • Patent number: 4344672
    Abstract: A truck mirror comprising a unitary housing having a back wall, side walls and top and bottom walls defining a generally rectangular opening. The side walls have inwardly extending spaced flanges. The bottom wall terminates short of the side walls so that a flat mirror can be inserted by sliding longitudinally upwardly through the spaced flanges toward the top wall. A top end cover member is interposed between the top edge of the mirror and the top wall and has end portions extending laterally behind the outermost flanges along the side walls. A bottom end cover is interposed between the bottom edge of the mirror and the bottom wall of said housing and has portions thereof extending upwardly along the outer face of the lower edge of the mirror. The bottom end cover also has portions thereof extending inwardly in overlying relation to the bottom wall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1982
    Assignee: Dominion Auto Accessories Limited
    Inventors: Arthur F. Bleiweiss, Dimitru Cotoara, Robert J. Wilkes
  • Patent number: 4320385
    Abstract: A rotating lamp comprising a lamp base and an electric motor mounted on the lamp base. The electric motor drives a hollow shaft on which the lamps are mounted. A conductive rod extends through the shaft and is electrically isolated from the shaft. The lamps which are mounted on the shaft are electrically interconnected between the rod and the shaft. The housing of the electric motor is electrically isolated from the base. Brush means provide electrical continuity between the power source and the rod. Additional brush means provide electrical continuity between the shaft and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Assignee: Dominion Auto Accessories Limited
    Inventors: Arthur F. Bleiweiss, Robert J. Wilkes, Trevor E. Topley