Patents by Inventor Sarena K. Norris

Sarena K. Norris 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: 4245666
    Abstract: A collecting device for receiving and containing leaking water and falling debris of ceiling leaks. The device comprises a large collapsible funnel member, preferably of rectangular cross-section, a collapsible base for resting upon a floor surface beneath the leak, and an extensible post mounting the funnel member on the base. When a ceiling leak develops, the base is set on the floor surface therebelow, and the post is extended to position the funnel member close to the ceiling in the vicinity of the leak. A flexible drainage pipe is connected to the device below the funnel to carry collected water to a remote receptacle, sink on the like. A mesh screen is mounted at the bottom of the funnel member to collect falling debris while permitting the passage of water to the drainage pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1981
    Inventor: Sarena K. Norris