Patents by Inventor Tesfa Guma

Tesfa Guma 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: 11167630
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved cover for a vehicle, which includes a frame and a hinge, so that the cover can be unfolded to substantially cover the vehicle and folds back into a storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Tesfa Guma
  • Patent number: 10981440
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved cover for a vehicle, which includes a frame and a hinge, so that the cover can be unfolded to substantially cover the vehicle and folds back into a storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Tesfa Guma
  • Publication number: 20180290528
    Abstract: A cover for a vehicle or an object, which automatically unfolds and extends outwardly to substantially cover the object and folds back into a storage position. The cover sheet is hinged to the vehicle surface or to rotatable frames disposed over the roof of the vehicle. The frames are engaged to each other by gearing or endless crossing chain drive system to enable simultaneous turning of other frames when force is applied to one of the frames. To cover and uncover the object from one position, manipulation of the cover is achieved by activating an automation mechanism or by turning the handles clock wise and counter clock wise; thus providing complete or partial protection for the vehicle against the element. The cover sheet hinging is provided to hinge two cover sheets to each other. Such hinging, which can also serve to extend the sizes of the cover sheets, enables the sheets to fold into compact storage size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventor: Tesfa Guma
  • Publication number: 20070214684
    Abstract: The device in this new invention is basically a solid panel placed over pavements so as to cover driveway pavement and the like. It is positioned so as to receive falling snow and easily cart the accumulated snow off the pavement with the help of rollers, and adjustable long handle. The surfaces of the panel are water proof, and the handle is removable. Since each panel has to be designed to be of manageable size, plurality of such panels are necessary to cover the said pavements, the number of the panels are determined by the size of the pavement. The long adjustable handle is removable so that it can be used to manipulate each panel, one at a time. Deployment of this new invention enables people, especially the infirm, the aged and those who cannot stand cold, to cart accumulation of fallen snow off their drive ways, and similar structures with ease, without bending down, in very short time and with minimum financial expenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventor: Tesfa Guma
  • Patent number: 7168101
    Abstract: Security underwear is a protective cover for female genital and anal opening against illicit sex and risk of contracting venereal diseases. It is made up of a unit for the genital which has an opening for urine passage and another unit for anal opening which allows free passage of stool. The cover for the genital is further composed of urine receiving channel and flaps to cover the said opening. The cover for anal opening has a lid which is hinged to a frame around anal opening which is in turn fastened to the back side portion of the belt. The two units are connected at the crotch. The channel, the flap and the lid, each opens and closes on its own by spring action. This enables the wearer to urinate and pass stool without taking off the protective covers. The unit for the genital can be worn either in combination with the anal cover or without it. In deployment the unit for genital cover is fastened by a strap to the front portion of the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventor: Tesfa Guma
  • Publication number: 20060179552
    Abstract: Security underwear device for human sexual organs is designed to protectively cover the genital and anal opening against illicit sex, hence sexually transmitted diseases. It is also a protection against rape. The devise is made up of one cover for the genital and another cover for anal opening and they can be worn either separately or in combination. Additional attachments stop the approaching male genital from getting in touch with the female genital. Assembly of both units is worn like a bikini and locked on to a steel belt around the waist. Both major components of the device can open on their own and close as needed. Therefore the wearer can urinate and pass stool without taking off the device. All components of the device are made of materials too hard to cut or break. The padding can be washable or removable for change or disposal. Thus the new device empowers women to be in charge of their daily lives without fear of rape or venereal diseases, especially HIV/virus or AIDS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventor: Tesfa Guma
  • Patent number: 5329946
    Abstract: A hair line shaping guide which acts as a templet and enables a shaver to shave his face, chin, neck and head in any desired and predetermined pattern. The templet has one straight edge on one side, two types of curves on the other side and plurality of holes for attachment of auxiliary, related components which can, with the help of the holes, be moved vertically or rotated clockwise or counter-clockwise. When the templet is put against the face area needing patterned shaving the razor and hair cutting instruments can be guided by the selected curve on the templet and give the shaver a clean shave with neat smooth hair line. When the auxiliary templet for patterning mustache is attached to the main templet and superimposed on the mustache it guides the razor and hair cutting instruments to give any desired pattern of mustache. When comb is attached to the main templet the device can also be used for combing hair. The hair line shaping guide can be folded in half for compact packing and storing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Inventor: Tesfa Guma
  • Patent number: 4727898
    Abstract: A cover for an object, which automatically extends over the object and retracts into a storage position. The cover has one end attached to a roller which is rotatably attached to the object. A number of adjustable brackets are positioned along the upper and side surfaces of the object. Guide elements are attached to the cover and slidably and interlockably connected to the brackets. When the cover is extended over the object, the adjustable brackets automatically unfold, raising the cover upward and extending the flaps sideways to protect the object. For military purposes, when an air compressor or a liquid pump is actuated, the double layer of the cover and the flaps are filled with air or any liquid of desired temperature, thus, providing instant automatic camouflage and also protective covering against enemy detection and attack by heat seeking missiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1988
    Inventor: Tesfa Guma
  • Patent number: 4432581
    Abstract: A vehicle cover which automatically extends over the vehicle and retracts into a storage position. The cover has one end attached to a roller which is rotatably attached to the vehicle. A number of brackets are positioned along the upper surface of the vehicle. Guide elements are attached to the cover and slidably connected to the brackets. A plurality of tubes are attached to the covers, with some extending into flaps on the sides of the cover. When a compressor is actuated, the flaps extend outwardly to protect the sides of the vehicle. A scraper is provided to scrape snow or other extraneous matter as the cover is retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1984
    Inventor: Tesfa Guma