Patents by Inventor Terry L. Mitchell

Terry L. Mitchell 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).

  • Publication number: 20110239904
    Abstract: The present invention provides a manufactured aggregate material that converts waste materials and/or recyclable materials (136) into construction material (154). By mixing waste materials (156) with a metal oxide and an acid, any harmful contaminates in the waste materials (136) are encapsulated and rendered into hard pellets (154) that are suitable for use in conglomerates or composites such as concrete. The manufactured aggregate material (154) may be adjusted for moisture content, density, heat capacity, and other parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Terry L. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20110155006
    Abstract: A printing sleeve mandrel assembly for use in a rotary printing press is disclosed. The printing sleeve mandrel assembly includes a mandrel having an outer circumference and a plurality of printing sleeves each operable to be removeably disposed along the outer circumference of the mandrel. Each of the plurality of printing sleeves includes a first end and a second end wherein at least one of the first end and the second end includes an engagement mechanism, each engagement mechanism for removeably coupling with the engagement mechanism of an adjacent printing sleeve so that each of the plurality of printing sleeves are operable to rotate in conjunction with the other printing sleeves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: John A. Pratt, Terry L. Mitchell, John W. Franks
  • Patent number: 7607186
    Abstract: A modular wheelchair ramp includes multiple, variously configurable ramp sections that are adapted to be assembled together to form or define a ramp surface upon which a wheelchair may traverse. The ramp sections may be held in an elevated orientation by support structures that may simultaneously receive mounting edges of adjacent ramp sections. Clamp members may then be used to securely clamp the adjacent ramp sections to the support structures. The wheelchair ramp may also be provided with adjustably formed railing assemblies that may include flexible wall assemblies installed to the railing assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Terry L Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20040177658
    Abstract: A lockable enclosure for securing a laptop computer against unauthorized removal comprises a housing having a spring-assisted pivotable cover which automatically locks when closed. The housing accommodates a docking station, and is provided with apertures for routing wiring and cables from the computer to exterior power, data, and communication ports. One embodiment of the lockable enclosure is adapted to be integrally mounted to a worksurface such as for integrated use with a portable laptop computer worktable. Another embodiment of the lockable enclosure is adapted for mounting to the rear of a workspace surface and comprises a movable laptop computer support pan for extending the laptop computer to the front of the workspace surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Applicant: ALPHAQUEST LLC
    Inventor: Terry L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 5924781
    Abstract: A wall mounted storage cabinet includes a compartment having a front cover which is pivotable between a substantially horizontal open position and a substantially vertical closed position. The front cover is spring biased toward the closed position. An inner storage bin or binder holder is pivotally mounted inside of the compartment. The inner storage bin is pivotable between an upright position and an angled forward position. The inner storage bin is constructed to remain in either the forward or upright position, whichever is its current position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Raspberry Med, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 5427445
    Abstract: An interlock structure of the cable type for stacked plural drawer cabinet structures which limits the opening of drawers to a single drawer and prevents plural drawers being opened at the same time. An elongate base or frame is mounted in the cabinet adjacent to the drawers. The frame supports plural (one for each drawer) eccentric blocker elements and adjacent follower elements and supports at one end a provided slider element having limited movement. A cable is attached at one end to the slider and at the other end to the frame with an intermediate loop which provide two cable courses, one of said courses threaded on the successive blockers and the other course operably threaded over the respective adjacent followers maintaining the respective blockers and followers in operative engagement. The blockers are moved by interference engagement by a selected drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Quest Engineering
    Inventor: Terry L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 5272789
    Abstract: A spring biased hinge for refrigerator doors and the like includes a stationary mounting bracket, a bent-wire spring mounted between the door and bracket, and a pivot pin for pivotally mounting the door to the mounting bracket. The mounting bracket is reversible so that it can be used on either side of the door, and includes a slot for receiving an end of the spring, the slot and spring being located so that as the door is opened, the door travels through a first arcuate segment where the spring is compressed and oriented to bias the door closed, through a second arcuate segment where the spring is compressed and oriented to bias the door open, and a third arcuate segment where the spring is not compressed but rather slides in the slot allowing the door to swing freely open until an end of the slot is engaged to limit the maximum door open movement. The hinge is characterized by its low profile and low number of parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Assignee: Quest Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Terry L. Mitchell, Todd A. Sutton
  • Patent number: 5176436
    Abstract: A drawer interlock structure having a channel-like plural station frame supporting at each station a cam on one side of the frame and an operably connected slider movable by the cam on the other side of the frame. A trip pin is attached to each drawer and is located in the opening and closing of each drawer to operably engage the cam. As the cam moves and the slider is displaced a taut strap of flexible material is displaced against a spring force at opening of any one drawer and the spring is limited in its extension by a blocker whereby no other drawers can be opened until closure of the one opened drawer and whereby simultaneous movement of plural drawers are blocked by the limitedly blocked spring loaded strap. The withdrawal of the slider from a positive block against the cam is prevented until the single opened drawer is closed. Simple locking of the structure is by means of a lock device disabling any movement of the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Assignee: Quest Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventor: Terry L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 5158503
    Abstract: A double-pivot door hinge is disclosed that is particularly suited for household appliances such as refrigerators or microwave ovens. The hinge arrangement allows the appliance door to be opened a full 180 degrees from its closed position without coming into contact with a flush mounted wall such as an abutting kitchen cabinet. The hinge has a first pivot pin and a stop arrangement which allows a door to be swung outwardly until a 90-degree position is reached whereby the stop arrangement is engaged. Upon further outward movement, the assembly shifts to a second hinge pin until a 180-degree position is reached. The movement from the 90-degree position to a 180-degree position requires the overcoming of a spring force of the hinge arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: White Consolidated Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 4889396
    Abstract: A drawer interlock combination for a stack or tier of drawers and simplified to include a frame forming a receptacle guide for a plurality of rotors, one rotor for each drawer in the stack and the same frame guiding a plurality of actuators, one for each drawer through a path limited in both extremes of travel and displaceable by the action of only one of the rotors so that only a single drawer may be opened at a time and plural drawers cannot be opened concurrently. The device may be completely locked by simple blocking of the travel of the actuators to less displacement than by an single of the rotors. The structure is simple, economical and easy to install. The parts repeat themselves and provide excellent drawer stabilization with overall locking of all drawers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Assignee: G. A. Richards Company
    Inventors: Terry L. Mitchell, Fredrick E. Sutton, Todd A. Sutton
  • Patent number: 4798035
    Abstract: The specification discloses a partition system in which any gap between an end partition and an existing wall is concealed by a combination rigid channel and flexible cover. The rigid channel embraces and provides firm anchorage for the end of the partition and a flexible cover on each side of said channel conceals the rigid channel and any gap between the partition and a fixed wall from view. Yet, the flexible cover can be deflected to provide access to hanger bracket slots or the like which might be located at the end of the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1989
    Assignee: Architectural Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry L. Mitchell, Lawrence J. Spoolstra
  • Patent number: 4757657
    Abstract: The specification discloses a floor-to-ceiling partition system including telescoping studs wherein resiliently compressible friction members are positioned on each side of the upper portion of said studs near the upper ends thereof for frictional engagement with the inner surfaces of the sidewalls of a ceiling channel mounted on a ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1988
    Assignee: Architectural Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry L. Mitchell, Glenn D. Steil, Lawrence J. Spoolstra
  • Patent number: 4728072
    Abstract: A mechanical height adjustment apparatus having a tubular telescopic body portion powered by a spring-loaded nut on a tubular threaded shaft and in which the same spring means acts to close a friction clutch that is selectively releasable by lever means relatively displacing the clutch surfaces as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1988
    Assignee: Quest Product Development, Ltd.
    Inventor: Terry L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 4716699
    Abstract: Modular wall panels and ancillary furnishings and fixtures, such as shelves and cabinets, having a single load-bearing connector post between two coplanar panel members. The panel members engage apertures in the side walls of the connector post. The front and back walls of the connector post are vertically slotted with a width dimension to support hooks from two brackets within each slot, one from the left and one from the right sides of adjacent shelves, desk surfaces or cabinets. Thus, the connector posts directly support all of the system load without lateral force transfer from intermediate load bearing members. The load is transmitted vertically downward to a support surface, usually a floor. At intersections of non coplanar panels, a connector post terminates each planar panel run and is joined to a non load-bearing intersection post at a side wall of each connector post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Assignee: Rostec Industries
    Inventors: Philip E. Crossman, Terry L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 4709517
    Abstract: A floor-to-ceiling wall system having telescoping studs that extend between a ceiling bracket and a floor leveler assembly. The floor leveler assembly includes a leveling channel that is adjusted in order to level an entire wall. During assembly, a first telescoping stud is secured between the ceiling channel and floor leveler assembly and vertically aligned. Thereafter, subsequent studs are automatically aligned by the securing of horizontal stringers sequentially between the telescoping studs. Door jams and window frames are secured to the studs, and wall panels are hung from the horizontal stringers. Adapter brackets hung from the vertical studs accommodate wall accessories with various mounting hook patterns in order to adapt the wall system to a wide variety of wall accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Assignee: Architectural Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry L. Mitchell, Robert J. Poortvliet
  • Patent number: 4558797
    Abstract: A storage unit module in which a plurality of selectively dimensioned panels are assembled with a plurality of correspondingly dimensioned edge extrusions and with connectors having corner tie downs for assembling space enclosures amendable to size and space adjustment using the standard selected elements and permitting a wide range of panel materials gasketed for weatherproofing. Ingress and egress means are integrated into the structure as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Assignee: Quest Product Development, Ltd.
    Inventor: Terry L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 4538393
    Abstract: The specification discloses a structural connector for pivotally connecting two support members to form a folding truss. The support members can be pivoted with respect to the connector between collapsed and extended positions. The connector includes a generally planar body, a locator tab extending from the body and secured between the support members when in their extended position to orient the connector with respect to the connector, and spring clips extending from the body to lock the support members in their extended position. In an alternative embodiment, the connector includes two of the locator tabs to maintain the support members in spaced relation so that a ridge member can be positioned therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Assignee: Jer Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 4511198
    Abstract: The pop-up electrical receptacle unit, when mounted in relation to an opening in a desk or table, enables the user to effect a retracted or concealed condition of the receptacle by pressing the receptacle downwardly and then permitting the receptacle to rise slightly by means of a coil spring. Such action rotates a ratchet mechanism into an obstructive relation with a pin carried on an actuator attached to the underside of the receptacle and movable therewith. The user effects a protracted or exposed condition of the receptacle by again depressing and releasing the receptacle so as to rotatively index the ratchet mechanism into an angular relation in which the actuated pin is no longer obstructed, the receptacle then being thrust upwardly by the coil spring into its protracted position in which position the prongs of an electrical plug can be inserted into the elevated receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1985
    Assignee: Dunbar Furniture, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry L. Mitchell, David H. Hodge
  • Patent number: 4372480
    Abstract: A mail or storage box for suspension between spaced-apart parallel vertical members and secured thereto in cover contact with a horizontal plane surface. The box is suspended by means of a compound pivoting arm arrangement to close against the cover surface and to be capable of opening from the front or rear in such a manner that upon opening the edge of the box falls away from the cover while progressively tilting as the opening proceeds toward a stop position where the contents are revealed and presented to the person opening the box. On closing a reverse progression occurs. Compound pivoting is achieved using a pair of pivot arms at both ends of the box and arm both pivotally secured to the end closure of the box at the top and at the bottom to an attachment plate. The attachment plate is the means for suspending the box in the space between the vertical supports and against the upper closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1983
    Inventors: Terry L. Mitchell, Robert L. Russell
  • Patent number: D316779
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: Douglas Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Henrickson, Danny S. Henrickson, Terry L. Mitchell