Patents by Inventor Samuel L. Jacks

Samuel L. Jacks 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: 5018234
    Abstract: A storage container for a drain cleaning plumbing tool such as a snake or auger having an apertured rear wall is provided with a closure member rotatably mounted to the portion of the rear wall surrounding the aperture. The closure member includes a lever arm and a hook member attached to the radially outer end of the lever arm and a drive rod fixed to said closure member along an axis of rotation. A handle radially offset from said axis of rotation extends axially rearward from said apertured wall. When the hook member engages the handle, a small force sufficient to cause the closure member to rotate cooperates with the lever arm to develop a moment of force sufficient to rotate the storage container and the snake in unison with the rotating closure member developed from the small force insufficient to break the fixed connection between the drive rod and the closure member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Inventors: Fred J. Meyer, Samuel L. Jacks