Patents by Inventor Thomas Copeland

Thomas Copeland 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: 7805879
    Abstract: A fish hook is baited by placing a morsel of bait in a well located at the top end of a block having a slot extending along a side of the block. The slot is located relative to the well such that upon placing the shank of the fish hook in the slot, with the tip of the hook confronting the well and aligned with the bait in the well, and then drawing the shank along the slot, the bait is impaled upon the tip of the hook with safety and with accuracy. The baited hook then is withdrawn from the block in a direction which militates against inadvertent pulling of the tip of the hook out of the bait.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas A. Copeland
  • Publication number: 20070152376
    Abstract: A demolding apparatus for removing molded building products from a mold has a conveyor assembly to advance the mold in a machine direction. A removal mechanism contacts a dislodged portion of the molded building product and applies a dislodging force to the dislodged portion of the molded building product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Jonathan Verhoff, Richard Smith, James Belt, David Aschenbeck, Thomas Copeland
  • Patent number: 4149529
    Abstract: A portable apparatus for controllably cooling and variably, intermittently applying pressure to a portion of a body part of a mammalian organism comprising a liquid supply and control unit having means to store, circulate, cool, agitate, and pressurize a fluid and means to communicate via fluid communication means to a hydraulic appliance having a unitary body, with an unrestricted inlet port to receive the fluid, and an outlet port in association with a fluid flow retardation means secured to the interior surface of the outlet port. The reservoir in the supply unit is arranged with a heat exchanger immersed in the liquid and agitating means to avoid thermal stratification of the liquid. The reservoir is mounted in the supply unit with sufficient support to sustain the weight of a human and has an open top of sufficient dimensions to receive a human limb whereby the reservoir can be employed as a whirlpool bath. A cover is provided for the open top when the reservoir is not used as a whirlpool bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Assignee: Jobst Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Copeland, Terry L. Sandman, Dennis G. Mosiniak