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Inventor:
Brotz; Gregory R.
Address:
Sheboygan, WI
No. of patents:
100
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D418877 Illuminated clipboard with storage compartment January 11, 2000
D380635 Stapling table July 8, 1997
7605189 Process for producing a phenolic foam October 20, 2009
A process for producing a strong, lightweight, pH-neutral phenolic foam by providing a novelac resin and a resole resin with a solid-state blowing agent activated at a specific time in a melt for the formation of a foam.
7328813 Bucket for holding live bait February 12, 2008
A structure and kit and method of use are disclosed of a plurality of interegaging panels forming a plurality of open-topped compartments, such structure adapted for positioning within a bucket for storage of objects including bait fish.
7286993 Holographic speech translation system and method October 23, 2007
Some embodiments of the present invention provide a speech translation system comprising a display upon which at least one word spoken by a user can be displayed. The speech translation system can include a holographic storage medium having a plurality of frames, each having data rep
7018102 Dampenable bearing March 28, 2006
A dampening bearing support member having a plurality of bearings disposed between an object and a base with rheological medium disposed around the bearings, with the rheological medium being under the control of the user at times when it is desired to stiffen the rheological medium and
6978240 Speech translation system utilizing holographic data storage medium December 20, 2005
A speech translation system and method are disclosed utilizing a holographic storage medium having a plurality of frames therein, each frame containing one or more discrete speech wave forms thereon for comparison with a spoken word wave form to select a wave form of a second languag
6953128 Multi-use bucket October 11, 2005
A structure and kit and method of use are disclosed of a plurality of interegaging panels forming a plurality of open-topped compartments, such structure adapted for positioning within a bucket for storage of objects, baited fish or seedlings therein.
6695299 Disposable cutting board February 24, 2004
An inexpensive disposable cutting board is disclosed having a tough plastic upper sheet on a lower base. In one embodiment the lower surface of the base has a tough plastic lower sheet thereon, making the cutting board reversible for two uses. The reversible cutting board can include a
6620178 Blood vessel grafting aid September 16, 2003
A blood vessel grafting aid is disclosed for joining two blood vessels together, such grafting aid in one embodiment having a shaft with a centrally positioned plate thereon and a plurality of prongs extending from the shaft to engage into the vessels within the vessels' lumens with
6478809 Suture and method of use November 12, 2002
A suture member for joining the first and second sides of a cut in body tissue, such suture member having an elongated body member in one embodiment with a needle and thread member disposed at one end thereof and with externally activatable adhesive disposed on the suture member. The
6474065 Multijunction thermoelectric actuator employing alternating electrically conducting material str November 5, 2002
A multijunction thermoelectric actuator comprising a composite of a plurality of serially connected alternating electrically conducting material strips, P and N type semiconductors, for example, which actuator is operated by the passage of an electrical current across the composite a
6443616 Material melting point determination apparatus September 3, 2002
A device for determining the melting point of a sample material utilizing an infrared sensor to measure the temperature of the sample material and photocells to detect changes in transmissivity of the sample material at its melting point.
6423017 Therapeutic stimulatory massage apparatus July 23, 2002
A therapeutic stimulatory massage apparatus for receipt therein of a body portion, such apparatus containing a thixotropic fluid medium subject to selective increase in viscosity and increase in pressure at such areas of increased viscosity. Also, other therapeutic modes can be incorpora
6422551 Disposable cutting board July 23, 2002
A disposable cutting board is disclosed having a tough plastic upper sheet and a lower base made of papier-mache. In use, when the upper sheet is pierced, liquid from the food being cut thereon passes through such cuts in the plastic sheet to the base, causing the papier-mache base to
6318666 Superconductive geomagnetic craft November 20, 2001
A craft that includes superconductive materials that are supported within the geomagnetic field of the earth by means of the Meissner effect. The craft is propelled by means of directing a current from a point to another therein which creates a propelling force thereon within such magnet
6270517 Suture assembly and method August 7, 2001
A suture assembly made of bioabsorbable material is disclosed having a central body member with a plurality of elongated lateral members extending therefrom, each lateral member having body tissue retention means such as provided from a plurality of barb members extending at an acute
6264675 Single suture structure July 24, 2001
A suture for joining the first and second sides of a cut in body tissue, such suture having an elongated body member with a needle and thread member disposed at one end thereof and retention structure which can include adhesive to retain such body member when drawn into place in the
6231228 Melting point determination apparatus and method May 15, 2001
A device and method is disclosed for determining the melting point of a sample material utilizing an infrared thermometer to measure the indicated temperature of the sample material while under pressure as such sample material is being heated. Upon melting, the sample material is sub
6189829 Apparatus and method utilizing cells to provide lift in lighter-than-air airships February 20, 2001
An apparatus and method for floating such apparatus in the air, such apparatus having at least one cell containing air and a fluid. The fluid in one embodiment is heated to create steam which, in turn, makes the cell lighter than the surrounding air, thereby providing lift to the apparat
6179797 Therapeutic stimulatory massage device January 30, 2001
A therapeutic stimulatory massage device for receipt therein of a body portion, such device containing a thixotropic fluid medium subject to selective increase in viscosity and increase in pressure at such areas of increased viscosity. Also, other therapeutic modes can be incorporated
6161382 Thermoelectric actuator December 19, 2000
A three-layered metallic semiconductor strip in the form of a thermocouple with self-contained heating and cooling means when an electrical current is applied thereto to cause the controlled expansion and contraction of selected layers to move the strip to accomplish work.
6116784 Dampenable bearing September 12, 2000
A dampening bearing support member having a plurality of bearings disposed between an object and a base with rheological fluid disposed around the bearings and structure to retain the rheological fluid in such position, with the rheological fluid being under the control of the user at ti
6115006 Rotating display device and method for producing a three-dimensional real image September 5, 2000
A display device and method for producing a three-dimensional visual effect having a viewing area with a front and a depth with a rotating spiral screen disposed within the viewing area with the screen facing the front of the viewing area. A plurality of independently controlled ligh
5999618 Telephone interface for simultaneous audio presentation at separate locations utilizing amplitud December 7, 1999
A telephone interface system for the transmission and reproduction of an audio performance, particularly a musical performance, at separate locations utilizing an amplitude modulated carrier frequency is disclosed. The system serves to both transmit a performance at one instant location
5921083 Tri-clad thermoelectric actuator July 13, 1999
A tri-clad metallic semiconductor strip with self-contained heating and cooling to cause the controlled expansion and contraction thereof to more the strip to accomplish work.
5871678 Method of producing refuse member structures February 16, 1999
A method of processing refuse wherein layers of resin-coated pulverized refuse are cross-blended, compressed, heated, recompressed, shaped and cured to form useful structural members.
5746351 Pallette dispenser May 5, 1998
A palette dispenser having an aperture in the center thereof in which aperture is attached the nozzle of a container of paste-like or viscous material which material is squeezed out of the container through the nozzle and onto a palette base. In its storage mode a cover member is pos
5693269 Sphere production process at zero gravity December 2, 1997
A method of creating a hollow sphere within a chamber including the steps of depositing a coating on a conductive fluid spherical mass at zero gravity, solidifying the coating, and removing the interior conductive fluid mass from the sphere to form a hollow sphere. In alternate embod
5684616 Moving mirror apparatus November 4, 1997
A moving mirror apparatus for scanning a light beam, such apparatus having a mirror associated with a support member able to be repulsed by a superconductor, the mirror/support member being suspended above a superconductive material with a plurality of field coils positioned around t
5663740 Display device producing a three-dimensional real image September 2, 1997
A display device for producing a three-dimensional real image having a viewing chamber with a front, a back and a depth with a movable screen disposed within the chamber with the screen facing the front of the viewing chamber. Light-producing elements create an image on the movable s
5616267 High-temperature roll mill April 1, 1997
A roll mill having a pair of thick, solid, heated rollers made of refractory material to heat materials to be mixed therebetween to a temperature in the range of approximately 500 degrees C. to 4000 degrees C.
5607223 Illuminated clipboard with movable writing surface March 4, 1997
An illuminated clipboard for use by a seated individual in dark surroundings with structure to attach the clipboard to a leg of the user, such clipboard having a light-emitting body in one embodiment with means to illuminate therethrough utilizing a sheet of illuminated material disp
5590746 Helical variable motion dampener January 7, 1997
A helical motion dampener to dampen the movement of an attached object, such dampener having a flexible container holding electro-viscous fluid with two electrodes therein such that when electric current passes between the electrodes within the electro-viscous fluid, the fluid becomes mo
5588295 Tri-strip memory metal actuator December 31, 1996
A tri-strip memory metal actuator is disclosed using first and second oppositely arcuate strips of electrically conductive or semiconductive memory metal, each bound respectively to opposite sides of a straight central strip of electrically conductive material to form, when current is
5584859 Suture assembly December 17, 1996
A suture assembly made of bioabsorbable material is disclosed having a central body member with a plurality of elongated lateral members in a plane extending perpendicularly on each side therefrom and interconnected to the central body member by elastic connectors, each lateral member
5553715 Bicycle stand September 10, 1996
A bicycle stand for supporting a bicycle above the ground having a casing embedded in the ground to which an articulative member is pivotally attached at its first end and a bicycle frame engagement member is disposed at the second end of the articulative member, the bicycle stand in
5545879 Device and method for the brewing of coffee in a microwave oven environment August 13, 1996
A device and method for the brewing of a cup of coffee from ground coffee by using a container disposed in a cup containing water, such container having a bottom with a sieve mesh therein which receives water from the cup therethrough with the sides of the container extending above the
5524896 Game utilizing a chance selection device June 11, 1996
A game using a chance selection device being a circular disk having an outer rim and an open circular central portion in which central portion are disposed cross hairs extending perpendicular to one another, the intersection of the cross hairs corresponding to the center of the circu
5507982 Method of large sphere production at zero gravity April 16, 1996
A method of creating large hollow spheres and other shapes and structures produced according to such method, such method including suspending in a zero gravity environment a molten material mixed with a blowing agent which is caused to foam, expanding into a mass wherein the exterior sph
5502623 Illuminated clipboard March 26, 1996
An illuminated clipboard having a transparent body with a light-emitting, light-diffusing upper surface and a curved bottom surface wherein the bottom surface curves upward at its sides to meet the top surface with a light source disposed within the transparent body of the clipboard to
5497861 Variable motion dampener March 12, 1996
A motion dampener to dampen the movement of an attached object such dampener having a flexible container holding electro-viscous fluid with at least two electrodes therein such that when electric current passes between the electrodes within the electro-viscous fluid, the fluid becomes
5469800 Nautical fuel overflow protection device and method November 28, 1995
A device and method for use when filling the internal fuel tank of a boat having an air outlet vent in fluid communication with the fuel tank with the air outlet vent exiting from a side of the boat's hull with the structure of the device disposed in proximity to the air outlet vent for
5455706 Mirror-moving system October 3, 1995
A mirror-moving system having a mirror mounted on a support member able to be repulsed by a superconductor, the mirror being suspended above a superconductive material and a ferromagnetic material around the outer periphery of the support member with a plurality of field coils positioned
5437820 Process for manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped product August 1, 1995
A process for creating a three-dimensional shaped object by providing a container having a fluidized bed of fusable particles therein and a base plate disposed within the particle bed below an upper level of the particles. A heat beam is directed in a desired pattern onto the upper l
5425747 Suture June 20, 1995
A suture made of bioabsorbable material is disclosed having a central body member with a plurality of lateral members extending perpendicularly therefrom and in the same general plane with the central body member, each lateral member having a plurality of barb members extending at an acu
5398278 Digital musicians telephone interface March 14, 1995
A telephone interface system to interconnect the output of two or more musicians, one at an instant location and the other at a remote location, over communication lines such system converting the analog musical output to digital form for duplexing over the communication lines.
5382233 Method of art instruction January 17, 1995
A method for teaching artistic methods and techniques by providing images on a television screen and providing means for copying such images by painting and methods for transferring the painted image to a sheet of material for display purposes.
5381310 Sheet-illuminating system January 10, 1995
A device and method are disclosed for illuminating an imprinted sheet or an individual page of a book so that it can be read and/or written on under poor light conditions by an individual. The device and method utilize a luminescent sheet disposed under the sheet or page to illuminate th
5328188 Magnetic board game July 12, 1994
A game having a magnetically permeable game board areas, each of the areas having a magnet associated therewith and a plurality of magnetic game pieces to be propelled by a player by a repeller toward the game board in an effort to position the magnetic game piece over an area having the
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