Patents by Inventor Robert Lemmons

Robert Lemmons 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: 20050173272
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compartmented smokeless tobacco can for containing a plurality of types of smokeless tobacco. In particular the compartmented smokeless tobacco can provides two separated compartments for simultaneously containing two types of smokeless tobacco. The tobacco can comprises a main container portion for holding smokeless tobacco, having a closed bottom and an open top. A lid is disposed on the open top of the main container portion. The lid of the tobacco container is movable from a closed position to an open position to provide access to the interior of the main container portion. A dividing member is disposed inside of the main container portion to divide the main container portion into two separate portions for holding two different types of smokeless tobacco.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventor: Robert Lemmons
  • Patent number: 5875560
    Abstract: Apparatus and method are disclosed for adjusting the alignment of surfaces in close proximity. The apparatus includes at least three travel sensitive switches fixed in a non-linear configuration, each switch having a known actuating distance, and a display connected to the switches to show the status of each switch. In order to align two surfaces in parallel, the switches have essentially the same actuating distance. The switches are placed between the surfaces and the surfaces are moved together until the display shows that one or more switches is actuated. The information provided by the switches guides alignment of the surfaces to achieve essentially simultaneous actuation of all switches having actuating distances which correspond to a desired alignment when the surfaces are moved within the actuating distances of the switches. A second set of at least three travel sensitive switches having a smaller actuating distance than the first set of switches can be used to simplify the alignment process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Boe, Robert Lemmons