Patents Represented by Attorney Abe Hatcher
  • Patent number: 5355575
    Abstract: Method for transfer of a pallet from the slant table upon which it is made to a stacker or other location by using dual arms with endless chains thereon for moving the pallet after lifting the arms from a storage position just below an angled table surface to a horizontal position such that the upstream end of the pallet is raised. The pallet may be transferred by the chains to a starting position and raised and locked in a stack of pallets before another pallet begins the same cycle. The process may be made automatic by providing an air cylinder supplied by an air compressor both for lifting the upstream end of the pallet and raising the pallet into a stack of pallets and providing a duly connected limit switch for stopping the pallet where it is to be stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Inventor: M. L. Self
  • Patent number: 5321201
    Abstract: A lap steel guitar having two hidden pickups at least halfway along the neck of the guitar underneath the fret board and electrically connected to a conventional fret board circuit so that, by a volume, control and a tone control, a new sound from the two hidden pickups may be mixed with sound from the conventional circuit when the strings of the guitar are strummed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Inventor: John S. Noreen
  • Patent number: 5241797
    Abstract: A floor for a water tank on a tank support tower is made of a dome of steel bar-reinforced concrete over a lower steel base in a central portion encircling a center access tower, the dome being surrounded by and continuous with an annular rim also of concrete reinforced with steel bars but over a circular steel beam at the base of the dome. Studs are welded from the concrete area into the steel base and the steel beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Inventor: John Cliff
  • Patent number: 5232419
    Abstract: A walking machine made up of two walking members mounted on a frame which includes two sides and at least one cross piece from which the walking members extend upward and outward so that they will go up and down according to which foot of an individual is raised and which pressed down in a stand-still walk. The walking members are made of spring steel and the frame preferably of structural angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Inventor: Larry S. Kozak
  • Patent number: 5221868
    Abstract: An electrically assisted gravity powered motor, has a plurality of hexagonal arms with two opposing shorter sides describing a circle as the arms are rotated by an interrupted axle running between arms but leaving room inside the hexagon for weights on tracks between the two opposing sides to be moved by a fixed motor at one end of each track so as to go along the track through an axis in an unrestricted manner from one end to the other end and back while the arm is electrically rotated continuously in a circle to generate mechanical energy which may be used to run a vane pump or the like or to generate more electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Inventor: Walter C. Arman
  • Patent number: 5148661
    Abstract: Aligning tobacco plants end to end in rows in a field with leaf ends trailing butt ends as the butt ends are picked up onto an elevating conveyor belt by turning it at the same speed as the ground or surface speed of a wheel of a trailer pulled by a tractor, the elevating conveyor being at one side of the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Inventor: Jerry L. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 5141113
    Abstract: A jewelry organizer made of parallel strips of flexible porous material adhered at intervals from top to bottom to a continuous sheet of flexible plastic each preferably having a dowel along at least one of its top or bottom edges. The top strip may have a dowel along its top edge in addition to a flexible dowel along its bottom edge. The bottom strip may have a dowel along its top edge and also be adhered to the continuous sheet of flexible plastic along its two sides and its bottom edge to form a pocket, which may be divided into a plurality of compartments, if desired. There may also be hangers or hooks on the back in the area of the top strip dowel. The strips between the top strip and the bottom strip preferably have a dowel along the lower edge of each and are adhered to the continuous sheet of flexible plastic along a top edge of each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Inventor: Jean P. Elliott
  • Patent number: 5081827
    Abstract: An oval track guides plates with tobacco stickholders thereon around the track so that workers at stations around the track can impale tobacco plants on the tobacco sticks in the stickholders as they pass by or as they are stopped momentarily in front of the workers. A lever-camlike object arrangement opens and closes claws on the stickholders as the lever reaches or touches the camlike object and then passes over it and drops off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Inventor: Jerry L. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 5076080
    Abstract: A hatch latch with a peripheral top surface adapted to fit through an opening in a hatch has a rotatable axial shaft with a latch member toward its lower end, the shaft being partially enclosed in an outer housing and having a central cavity at its upper end surrounded by a groove in the peripheral top surface which makes the hatch latch waterproof by draining water to the periphery by one or more channels leading to an edge of the peripheral top surface. The cavity is adapted to contain a locking device for locking a hatch that needs to be both latched and locked or a plug to fill the top of the cavity when the hatch requires only latching. A bail, D-ring or the like is used to raise and lower the shaft between secured and latched positions and, to rotate the shaft between latched and unlatched positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Inventors: Mac Fuss, James B. Fuss
  • Patent number: 5074252
    Abstract: An insecticide dispenser made up of one flexible compartment or a series of flexible compartments forming or making up a cow ear tag, a browband, or a collar and filled with saturated fabric, an outeredge of packing material extending to one or more dispensing orifices. When the dispenser has more than one compartment, there is a restricted flow control channel in a wall dividing each compartment from an adjoining compartment. One compartment may be a primary compartment and one or more others in a series of sequence on one or both sides of the primary compartment or extending downward from both ends of the primary compartment. Insecticide is dispensed to cows, horses and domestic animals when the animals turn their heads or shake their heads so that the insecticide in the packing material touches their hairy, furry or like coating. The insecticide dispensed is replaced by more insecticide flowing into the packing material which fills the one or more dispensing orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1991
    Inventor: Charles Morgan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5048840
    Abstract: A gameboard apparatus made up of a gameboard adapted to have assembled thereon stacking pieces and top pieces that are frictionally interlockable onto the gameboard and with each other. The gameboard comprises a plurality of adjacent gameboard or playing-position squares arranged in an equilateral matrix and is preferably divided into equal sections. The squares each comprise within their bounds vertical walls adapted to frictionally interlock with complementing vertical walls of stacking pieces and top pieces. The stacking pieces are hermaphroditic in nature having on one end interlocking male wall and on the other interlocking female walls whereby stacking pieces are adapted to frictionally interlock with complementing vertical walls of the gameboard, top pieces and each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Inventor: Albert L. Johnson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5014818
    Abstract: A step-stool for enabling a child to climb up to the top surface of a cabinet made of a top piece, a bottom piece and a middle step or platform piece adapted to slide out from between the top piece and the bottom piece to form a step. Two T-shaped spacers, one on each side, provide a channel for the middle platform piece to move outward and form the step. Screws, nails, or nuts and bolts act as fasteners to fit through the top piece, the two spacers and the bottom piece to hold them together, leave room for the middle slidable platform piece to be pulled out and to anchor the step-stool to a cabinet or other floor. The components of the step-stool of the invention may be marketed as a kit, put together to form an unanchored step-stool or anchored to a cabinet or other floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Inventor: Kenneth Schulz
  • Patent number: 4949542
    Abstract: In a brake system having an auxiliary, booster or slave cylinder, the addition of a middle chamber between the forward and rear chambers of the master cylinder to increase the unit pressure (psi) and insure sufficient fluid volume to prevent failure of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Inventor: Lloyd L. Pruett
  • Patent number: 4946051
    Abstract: A crawler crane made up of a crane frame and body on tracks, a telescoping boom projecting from the body, a fixed-length A-frame boom with rotatable arms, a mechanism for lifting the telescoping boom and a device for extending the telescoping boom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Inventor: John O. Cliff
  • Patent number: 4809734
    Abstract: A condensate-collecting ceiling for water tower facilities and the like is made up of a plurality of supporting members such as rods, tubes, pipes or the like which extend from a central locus or axis such as a tension ring or riser pipe to a periphal wall and have a waterproof flexible membrane draped thereover to form valleys or channels therebetween for draining condensate therefrom into central or peripheral drain pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Inventor: John O. Cliff
  • Patent number: 4781240
    Abstract: An air to air heat exchanger for ventilating buildings has the air streams maintained in direct contact with little mixing by tangentially introducing the air streams along cylindrical surfaces in opposite directions to form spiral, counterflows. Valves are provided to switch the flows for winter and summer operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Inventor: John O. Cliff
  • Patent number: 4574742
    Abstract: A plastic or like indicator for containing livestock treatment data has at one end thereof a flexible fastener of either an injury-proof snap-tight or lock-band type for encircling the tail near its bushy end. To prevent detachment the tag has a second fastener at its other end with parallel members thereof adapted to be bent and fastened together so as to hold tail hairs tightly therebetween. The indicator may contain a color-coded label adhered thereto to show, for example, dry and lactating milk cows. It may have thereon an insecticide compartment. These and other indicator components such as the label may be parts of a kit which may also contain a marker and can or syringe for putting insecticide into the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Inventor: Charles Morgan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4541530
    Abstract: Separation of metallic particles from non-metallic particles of processed solid waste such as garbage to obtain a metallic concentrate, including use of such separation as the mid-step in a process which begins with homogenizing and magnetically treating components of the waste and ends with isolating the metallic concentrate as a high-purity metal fraction, for example, high-purity aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1985
    Assignee: Magnetic Separation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Garry R. Kenny, Edward J. Sommer, Jr., Mark E. Shepard
  • Patent number: 4533053
    Abstract: Solid waste incinerator fuel is preclassified by passing it through a hollow rotating cylindrical drum which has magnetic extensions called flights protruding from the inside of the drum wall along its length. The drum may also have a first set of non-magnetic flights toward one end protruding farther from the wall toward the center or axis of the drum then a second non-magnetic portion on the other side of the magnetic flights along the length of the drum. The magnetic flights attract particles and material subject to magnetic attraction. The ends of the first set of non-magnetic flights toward the middle of the length of the drum are preferably shaped or rounded somewhat lengthwise. A scraper assembly preferably having two material removal channels or chutes in addition to a scraper blade, may be arranged to extend into an exit end of the drum. The scraper blade removes magnetic or iron particles from the magnetic flights as the drum rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Assignee: Magnetic Separation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Garry R. Kenny, Edward J. Sommer, Jr., Charles E. Roos
  • Patent number: 4533054
    Abstract: Solid waste incinerator fuel is preclassified by passing it through a hollow rotating cylindrical drum which has two sets of extensions from the wall going lengthwise along the length of the drum, the first set toward one end and the second toward the other, the second set being shorter or smaller-sized than the first and the first preferably having rodlike projections which may have at least partly knifelike or bladelike ends or edges at the axial or inner ends thereof. The first set of extensions homogenizes the incoming waste by lifting, dropping, churning, and ripping it as well as fluffing it. The second set of extensions, preferably angled, lifts smaller sized heavier, non-combustible particles to the upper part of the drum from which they are removed at the exit end. The lighter material, mostly combustibles such as paper, textiles and wood, for example, is discharged toward the bottom of the exit end of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Assignee: Magnetic Separation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Sommer, Jr., Garry R. Kenny, Charles E. Roos