Patents by Inventor Stephen T. Meyers

Stephen T. Meyers 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: 5692955
    Abstract: A forced air vent for allowing the unidirectional outflow of exhaust air from the interior of a structure into the atmosphere by way of an eave opening includes a generally rectangular main body, arranged with a perforate bottom wall and a pair of oppositely disposed side walls and two hingedly connected movable internal baffle plates. An interior space is defined by the bottom wall and the two oppositely disposed side walls. The perforate bottom wall is arranged with a solid central portion and two oppositely-disposed distal portions. A corresponding abutment ledge is disposed between each distal portion and the central portion. Each distal portion includes a grate panel through which air can freely pass. From a closed position, the baffle plates are movable outwardly and upwardly into an opened position in response to positive air pressure from within the attic interior. The bottom wall has a convex surface protruding into the central portion to focus the air flow onto the baffle plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: Deflecto Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen T. Meyer
  • Patent number: 5344004
    Abstract: A fold-up display container for printed material, discrete articles and the like includes a single, integrally molded plastic unit including a base panel, a front panel, a rear panel, left and right side panels and support panels. Each of the panels are interconnected by means of molded, flexible and integrally connected hinge portions whereby the front panel is hinged to the base panel, the side panels are each hinged to the base panel and the rear panel is hinged to the base panel. The support panels are hinged on opposite sides of the rear panel and in the folded-up orientation a box-like structure is created including the base and four sides and the four sides are interconnected and locked into each other by means of a locking tab and slot arrangement. Front elevator feet are used to orient the container in an inclined and rearwardly tilted position when used for horizontal countertop display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Deflecto Corp.
    Inventor: Stephen T. Meyer
  • Patent number: 5305875
    Abstract: A fold-up display container for printed material, discrete articles and the like includes a single, integrally molded plastic unit including a base panel, a front panel, a rear panel, left and right side panels and support panels. Each of the panels are interconnected by means of molded, flexible and integrally connected hinge portions whereby the front panel is hinged to the base panel, the side panels are each hinged to the base panel and the rear panel is hinged to the base panel. The support panels are hinged on opposite sides of the rear panel and in the folded-up orientation a box-like structure is created including the base and four sides and the four sides are interconnected and locked into each other by means of a locking tab and slot arrangement. Front elevator feet are used to orient the container in an inclined and rearwardly tilted position when used for horizontal countertop display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: Deflecto Corp.
    Inventor: Stephen T. Meyer
  • Patent number: 5056748
    Abstract: A molded plastic holder for printed material includes a substantially flat support panel which is designed to be mounted to any vertical surface. Molded as part of and integrally joined to the support panel along a lower edge is a first curved clip which curves outwardly at its base so as to provide a clearance space to receive the material and then extends inwardly in order to create a pressure point which presses against any material placed in the holder in order to retain the material securely in place. Also molded as part of and integrally joined to the support panel is a second curved clip of virtually identical construction to the first curved clip. The clips each have an inherent spring tension which allows each clip to be easily pulled forward for the insertion of material into the holder and to spring back to apply the desired holding force. Snap-on legs are used when the holder is to be table-mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Deflecto Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen T. Meyer
  • Patent number: 5002249
    Abstract: A molded plastic holder for printed material includes a substantially flat support panel which is designed to be mounted to any vertical surface. Molded as part of and integrally joined to the support panel along a lower edge is a curved clip which curves outwardly at its base so as to provide a clearance space to receive the material and then extends inwardly in order to create a pressure point which presses against any material placed in the holder in order to retain the material securely in place. The intergrally molded clip has an inherent spring tension which allows it to be easily pulled forward for the insertion of material into the holder and to spring back to apply the desired holding force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: Deflecto Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen T. Meyer
  • Patent number: 4943024
    Abstract: A molded plastic holder for printed material includes a substantially flat support panel which is designed to be mounted to any vertical surface. Molded as part of and integrally joined to the support panel along a lower edge is a curved clip which curves outwardly at its base so as to provide a clearance space to receive the material and then extends inwardly in order to create a pressure point which presses against any material placed in the holder in order to retain the material securely in place. The integrally molded clip has an inherent spring tension which allows it to be easily pulled forward for the insertion of material into the holder and to spring back to apply the desired holding force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Assignee: Deflecto Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen T. Meyer
  • Patent number: 4295571
    Abstract: A file folder support rack for suspending in an upright, readily accessible orientation legal-size file folders or regular-size file folders of the type having support hooks on the corners includes two aligned, yet spaced apart offset X-shaped end frame members and four side rails extending between corresponding corners of the end frame members. The various side rails each have an edge portion which is sized and positioned suitably to receive the support hooks of the file folders and wherein the distance of separation between one pair of side rails is approximately 15 inches and the distance of separation between the opposite pair of side rails is approximately 12 inches. Each end frame member includes two arm portions which are substantially flat yet contoured and reinforced so as to abuttingly engage each other such that when said support rack is unfolded into the offset X-shaped configuration, the frame is an upright and free-standing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Assignee: Deflecto Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen T. Meyer
  • Patent number: D262764
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1982
    Assignee: Deflecto Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen T. Meyer
  • Patent number: D265743
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1982
    Assignee: Deflecto Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen T. Meyer, C. Rodger Meyer
  • Patent number: D281271
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: Deflecto Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen T. Meyer, C. Rodger Meyer
  • Patent number: D286600
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1986
    Assignee: Deflecto Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen T. Meyer, C. Rodger Meyer
  • Patent number: D289122
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1987
    Assignee: Deflecto Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen T. Meyer, C. Rodger Meyer
  • Patent number: D299396
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1989
    Assignee: Deflecto Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen T. Meyer
  • Patent number: D301101
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Assignee: Deflecto Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen T. Meyer
  • Patent number: D308148
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Assignee: Deflecto Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen T. Meyer
  • Patent number: D327095
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Assignee: Deflecto Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen T. Meyer
  • Patent number: D380496
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Assignee: Deflecto Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen T. Meyer
  • Patent number: D381362
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Deflecto Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen T. Meyer
  • Patent number: D387384
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: Deflecto Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen T. Meyer
  • Patent number: D390948
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Assignee: Deflecto Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen T. Meyer