Patents by Inventor Sanford Shapiro

Sanford Shapiro 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: 9867744
    Abstract: A lift system 100 may comprise two sets of two pistons with each set of pistons attached to an upper cross bar 210 and a lower cross bar 275, with the lower cross bar having distal ends comprising distal insertion areas 276 with the distal insertion areas passing through a first void 241 defined within a wheelie bar 240 and the distal insertion areas 276 reaching further to move a wedge bar 270. To lift a patient from a lowered position, a piston moves a lower cross bar 275 which in turn moves a wedge bar 270 into a wedge 280, causing the lower cross bar to break out of plane with a top bar 205. The use of two wheelie gears 220 ensures that the lift remains horizontal even if piston forces are not uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventors: Robert S Krolick, Sanford Shapiro, Duane Carling
  • Patent number: 9867745
    Abstract: A lift system 100 may comprise two sets of two pistons with each set of pistons attached to an upper cross bar 210 and a lower cross bar 275, with the lower cross bar having distal ends comprising distal insertion areas 276 with the distal insertion areas passing through a first void 241 defined within a wheelie bar 240 and the distal insertion areas 276 reaching further to move a wedge bar 270. To lift a patient from a lowered position, a piston moves a lower cross bar 275 which in turn moves a wedge bar 270 into a wedge 280, causing the lower cross bar to break out of plane with a top bar 205. The use of two wheelie gears 220 ensures that the lift remains horizontal even if piston forces are not uniform. The use of four top bars 205 allows for folded storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventors: Robert S Krolick, Sanford Shapiro, Duane Carling
  • Patent number: 9861538
    Abstract: A mechanical lift features the low profile of a traditional wood and cloth cot stretcher allowing patients to be easily rolled or moved upon a flat surface. An integrated mechanical lift system then lifts a patient to a raised position without need for manual lifting. The lift allows patients to be moved and transported without back strain to health care workers or first responders. The lift may be raised by the mechanical movement or expansion of a piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Robert S Krolick, Sanford Shapiro, Duane Carling
  • Publication number: 20170196740
    Abstract: A lift system 100 may comprise two sets of two pistons with each set of pistons attached to an upper cross bar 210 and a lower cross bar 275, with the lower cross bar having distal ends comprising distal insertion areas 276 with the distal insertion areas passing through a first void 241 defined within a wheelie bar 240 and the distal insertion areas 276 reaching further to move a wedge bar 270. To lift a patient from a lowered position, a piston moves a lower cross bar 275 which in turn moves a wedge bar 270 into a wedge 280, causing the lower cross bar to break out of plane with a top bar 205. The use of two wheelie gears 220 ensures that the lift remains horizontal even if piston forces are not uniform. The use of four top bars 205 allows for folded storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Robert S. Krolick, Sanford Shapiro, Duane Carling
  • Publication number: 20170165136
    Abstract: A lift system 100 may comprise two sets of two pistons with each set of pistons attached to an upper cross bar 210 and a lower cross bar 275, with the lower cross bar having distal ends comprising distal insertion areas 276 with the distal insertion areas passing through a first void 241 defined within a wheelie bar 240 and the distal insertion areas 276 reaching further to move a wedge bar 270. To lift a patient from a lowered position, a piston moves a lower cross bar 275 which in turn moves a wedge bar 270 into a wedge 280, causing the lower cross bar to break out of plane with a top bar 205. The use of two wheelie gears 220 ensures that the lift remains horizontal even if piston forces are not uniform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Robert S Krolick, Sanford Shapiro, Duane Carling
  • Publication number: 20170165135
    Abstract: A mechanical lift features the low profile of a traditional wood and cloth cot stretcher allowing patients to be easily rolled or moved upon a flat surface. An integrated mechanical lift system then lifts a patient to a raised position without need for manual lifting. The lift allows patients to be moved and transported without back strain to health care workers or first responders. The lift may be raised by the mechanical movement or expansion of a piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Robert S. Krolick, Sanford Shapiro, Duane Carling
  • Patent number: 9579240
    Abstract: A mechanical lift features the low profile of a traditional wood and cloth cot stretcher allowing patients to be easily rolled or moved upon a flat surface. An integrated mechanical lift system then lifts a patient to a raised or seated position without need for manual lifting. The lift allows patients to be moved and transported without back strain to health care workers or first responders. The lift may be raised by the mechanical movement or expansion of a piston. A seat plate 420 may rest upon a non-tilting seat strut 310 and become a seat as the lift rises. During the lifting process, a back plate 400, attached to a back strut 205 gently rises to place the patient in a seated position as a leg plate 440 lowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventors: Robert S Krolick, Sanford Shapiro, Duane Carling
  • Publication number: 20160367414
    Abstract: A mechanical lift features the low profile of a traditional wood and cloth cot stretcher allowing patients to be easily rolled or moved upon a flat surface. An integrated mechanical lift system then lifts a patient to a raised or seated position without need for manual lifting. The lift allows patients to be moved and transported without back strain to health care workers or first responders. The lift may be raised by the mechanical movement or expansion of a piston. A seat plate 420 may rest upon a non-tilting seat strut 310 and become a seat as the lift rises. During the lifting process, a back plate 400, attached to a back strut 205 gently rises to place the patient in a seated position as a leg plate 440 lowers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Robert S. Krolick, Sanford Shapiro, Duane Carling
  • Patent number: 9016191
    Abstract: A portable baking oven for a pizza or other food item includes a food item heating plate, a base having a heating chamber, and a top cover having a moisture vent and a heat reflector structure extending across the inside of said top cover. When placed on said base, the top cover forms a baking chamber above the heating plate. Heat produced in the base's heating chamber circulates up through air passageways in the base into the baking chamber above the food item heating plate. This circulated heat is reflected back down toward the food item heating plate by the top cover's heat reflecting structure to accelerate baking of the top of a food item placed on the heating plate. The top cover's moisture vent can be located above the heat reflector structure in the top cover, and openings can be provided in the heat reflector structure which allow moisture emitted by a food item being baked in the oven to pass through the reflector structure and out through the top cover moisture vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventors: Robert S. Krolick, Sanford Shapiro, Cory Thomas Borovicka
  • Publication number: 20130276643
    Abstract: A portable baking oven for a pizza or other food item includes a food item heating plate, a base having a heating chamber, and a top cover having a moisture vent and a heat reflector structure extending across the inside of said top cover. When placed on said base, the top cover forms a baking chamber above the heating plate. Heat produced in the base's heating chamber circulates up through air passageways in the base into the baking chamber above the food item heating plate. This circulated heat is reflected back down toward the food item heating plate by the top cover's heat reflecting structure to accelerate baking of the top of a food item placed on the heating plate. The top cover's moisture vent can be located above the heat reflector structure in the top cover, and openings can be provided in the heat reflector structure which allow moisture emitted by a food item being baked in the oven to pass through the reflector structure and out through the top cover moisture vent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Robert S. Krolick, Sanford Shapiro, Cory Thomas Borovicka
  • Patent number: D725430
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventors: Robert S. Krolick, Sanford Shapiro
  • Patent number: D730105
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Charcoal Companion Incorporated
    Inventors: Cory Thomas Borovicka, Robert S. Krolick, Sanford Shapiro
  • Patent number: D764868
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventors: Robert S. Krolick, Sanford Shapiro