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Robert B Carlson: Exercise machine. The Toro Company, James W Miller, January 19, 1988: US04720099 (74 worldwide citation)

An exercise machine (2) includes side frame members (6). Electromagnetic brakes (62) supported on movable carriages (66) slide along side frame members (6). Carriage (66) includes a hinge (100) for allowing each brake (62) to pivot between multiple positions. Both types of motion allow the output sh ...


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Donald M White III, Henry B Tillotson, Richard A Thorud: Riding lawn mower. The Toro Company, James W Miller, August 27, 1991: US05042238 (70 worldwide citation)

An improved riding lawn mower comprises a frame having steerable front wheels and rear traction wheels. Each rear wheel is independently driven by a separate transmission. A steering wheel is used to turn the front wheels to control the direction of movement of the rider. Linkage assemblies connecte ...


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Gregory B Holcomb, Stephen L Tyler, James W Zimmerman: Valve having improved bleed assembly. The Toro Company, James W Miller, March 27, 1990: US04911401 (67 worldwide citation)

An improved valve includes an inlet, an outlet and a valve seat. A flexible diaphragm assembly seals against the valve seat. A bleed assembly extends into a pressure chamber located above the diaphragm for bleeding fluid pressure out of the chamber, thereby opening the valve. The bleed assembly incl ...


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Carl K Towley III, Gregory S Olson: Exercise weight system. Intellbell, James W Miller, June 23, 1998: US05769762 (65 worldwide citation)

An exercise weight system for providing an adjustable exercise resistance or mass comprises a plurality of individual weights. Each weight includes two spaced plates joined in a rigid manner by at least one interconnecting member. The weights can be nested together in a horizontal weight stack such ...


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Mark Faris, Richard H Bancroft, Leonard W Doup, Alberto D Benmergui, Gerald L Mock: Irrigation controller having expansion and pump modules. The Toro Company, James W Miller, November 16, 1993: US05262936 (63 worldwide citation)

An irrigation controller contains a base unit having drivers and output switches for controlling a number of irrigation stations which is less than the maximum number of stations for which the controller is designed. Station expansion modules are provided having the drivers and output switches for i ...


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Gerald L Mock, Alberto D Benmergui, Uzair Siddiqui: Irrigation controller with analog data input devices. The Toro Company, James W Miller, May 9, 1995: US05414618 (55 worldwide citation)

An improved irrigation controller of solid state design utilizes a microcomputer which retains and executes a watering schedule. A plurality of analog data input devices are provided with one input device being assigned to input one value of at least one watering schedule parameter having a number o ...


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Edwin J Hunter: Hose end pattern sprinkler. The Toro Company, James W Miller, February 26, 1985: US04501391 (54 worldwide citation)

A hose end pattern sprinkler has a sprinkler housing supported on a base with a hose end coupling for connecting a garden type hose to a water inlet of the housing, a pressure regulator having an inlet pressure balanced valve member which is adjustable externally of the housing for controlling the p ...


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Wade D Shores: Handlebar kit using bicycle U-lock. James W Miller, July 13, 1993: US05226341 (53 worldwide citation)

A second set of handlebars in the nature of Aero handlebars is provided on a bicycle using a bicycle U-lock of the type often used to lock the bicycle as the second set of handlebars. The U-lock has a lock body with spaced apart legs. A bracket assembly releasably clamps the U-lock to the normal tra ...


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Mark A Bauer: Zone tillage tool and method. Environmental Tillage Systems, James W Miller, August 18, 2009: US07575066 (52 worldwide citation)

A zone tillage tool comprises a tool frame connected by a parallel lift linkage to a tool bar. A fall tillage coulter or dual spring tillage coulters can be carried on the tool frame in advance of a pair of containment coulters. The fall tillage coulter tills soil in a zone that is approximately 7 t ...


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Jonathan D Williams, Peter M F Tam: Irrigation controller with removable station modules. The Toro Company, James W Miller, September 21, 1999: US05956248 (49 worldwide citation)

An irrigation controller includes a housing for enclosing a microprocessor that stores and executes at least one watering program. The microprocessor has a parallel output bus with a plurality of pin sets for controlling a plurality of irrigation stations. The connection between the controller and t ...