Patents by Inventor Stephen B. Rhodes

Stephen B. Rhodes 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: 10487572
    Abstract: A pivotable handle for an architectural covering is provided. The handle may include first and second members pivotably connected together at a hinge assembly. The first member may be operable to connect the handle to a movable rail. The second member may pivot between stored and use positions. In a stored position, the second member may extend adjacent the first member. In a use position, the second member may be pivoted away from the first member to extend the movable rail across an architectural structure. The handle may include a biasing member operable to bias the second member towards the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Smith, Michael True, Galen B. Rhodes, Tim Daviau, Kent Smith, Paula Cerna
  • Patent number: 7931541
    Abstract: A golf grip training tool utilized on a simulated golf club of reduced length. An abutment is angularly placed on the end of the shaft of the golf club and indicia relating to the placement of the golfer's thumbs and index fingers are attached thereto. Utilizing the abutment and the indicia, the golfer would be able to properly place his or her hands on the upper shaft or handle of the golf club to learn the proper grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: Stephen B. Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20100167829
    Abstract: A golf grip training tool utilized on a simulated golf club of reduced length. An abutment is angularly placed on the end of the shaft of the golf club and indicia relating to the placement of the golfer's thumbs and index fingers are attached thereto. Utilizing the abutment and the indicia, the golfer would be able to properly place his or her hands on the upper shaft or handle of the golf club to learn the proper grip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Stephen B. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 5163685
    Abstract: A sports grip training device for teaching a participant the proper positioning of his or her hands upon a sports implement. The device includes an abutment member which is adapted to be secured to the handle or grip of a sports implement with a predetermined angular orientation. When utilized with a golf club, the abutment member has a planar abutment surface that is at a 45.degree. angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the club's shaft. By positioning a golfer's upper hand in contact with the planar abutment surface, and completing the grip with the lower hand, a golfer is able to learn the proper golf grip in a simple and efficient manner. In addition to its usefulness as a golfer's aid, the device may be used with other sports implements, such as tennis and squash rackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Inventor: Stephen B. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 5026063
    Abstract: A golf training club includes a shaft having a weighted, cylindrical head at one end, and a handgrip at the other end. The shaft consists of a single piece of tubular plastic material of uniform cross-section and uniform composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Inventor: Stephen B. Rhodes