Patents Represented by Law Firm Alan Swabey & Co.
  • Patent number: 4020604
    Abstract: An improved space dividing panel and a space dividing assembly incorporating such panels. The panel has means along its bottom edge for use in supporting the panel and separate means on at least one end edge at the top and bottom for use in connecting the panel to another panel. Panels are connected together, at any angle, by simple post units to form space dividing assemblies. The post units comprise a simple tubular member having an adjustable top cap. The connecting means comprise brackets at the top and bottom edges which extend past the end of the panel and are insertable into the interior of the tubular posts. The top of each tubular post is adapted to receive a threaded cap member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1977
    Assignee: Precision Mfg. Inc. - Fabrication
    Inventors: George Legler, Hans Hostettler, Jean-Pierre Lacoste, Friedrich Schwab
  • Patent number: 4018199
    Abstract: The disclosure describes the improvement to a carburation system for an internal combustion motor which operates with a mixture of motor fuel vapor and air. The system comprises a carburetor, a heat exchanger and an admission block. The main object of the present invention is to decrease in a positive manner the losses of power of the explosion in the motor-cylinder, which are caused by a premature expansion of the air during its passage in the heat exchange compartments. The invention is characterized by the fact that a portion only of the air which is required for the explosion will pass in the heat exchange compartment with the motor fuel which will be transformed into vapor under the effect of heat. The other part of the air will go through the heat exchanger (by an independent air duct) will arrive directly in the system of admission of the motor cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1977
    Inventor: Istvan Furucz
  • Patent number: 4015898
    Abstract: An ophthalmoscope-microscope having an object lens at one end of a housing and an inverting, reversing and separating prism provided in the housing in the optical axis of the object lens, a binocular viewer attached to the housing and being aligned with the optical axis of the object lens in the prism and including in one embodiment mirrors at to the optical axis for deflecting the bundles of rays to the left and right eyes of an observer for upright unreversed stereoptical imagery of the retina of a patient's eye. The stereoscope viewer can be replaced by a stereo microscope viewer comprising separate objective lens for left and right bundles of rays, Porro prisms for uprighting and reversing the rays from the objective lens, and eyepieces for angularly magnifying the image passing to the left and right eyes of an observer for upright stereo viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1977
    Inventor: Kurt Ernest Schirmer
  • Patent number: 4009542
    Abstract: The invention comprises a housing unit including at least a pair of elongated footing members spaced-apart and parallel, extending in one direction of the proposed building. A plurality of spaced-apart load supporting beam members are supported directly on said footings, the beam members extending parallel to each other and at right angles to the footings. The beam members extend in cantilever fashion beyond the edges of the footings and define the longitudinal edges of the housing unit to be supported. Longitudinal beams extend in cantilever fashion at right angles to the first beams to define lateral edges of the housing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1977
    Assignee: Hutton Developments Ltd.
    Inventor: Alvin J. Houston
  • Patent number: 4007752
    Abstract: A telescopic umbrella is provided; the umbrella has a telescoping umbrella stick, with a runner sliding thereon with stretchers running from the slide; at the outer ends of the stretchers are dome ribs, above each of which is located an auxiliary link running approximately parallel therewith, one end of each auxiliary link being hinged to a dome rib while the other end is hinged to a strut; the strut running, when the umbrella is in an open configuration, obliquely upwards from the stretcher towards the umbrella stick, and a control link running from each stretcher approximately parallel with an inner dome rib part, the outer end of the control link serving to control the folding motion of the outer dome rib part in dependence on the movement of the umbrella runner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1977
    Assignee: Telesco Brophey Limited
    Inventor: Heinz Weber
  • Patent number: 4007828
    Abstract: A package having an improved means for releasably retaining the components of the package in assembly. Known similar package constructions require the use of additional material and necessitate the performance of additional manufacturing operations in order to provide closure flaps situated at opposite ends of a sleeve which is adapted to support a removable tray therein. The package according to the subject invention is of relatively simple construction, as well as being more economical than known similar packages. According to the subject invention, the improved package comprises a container and an enclosure having at least one open end. The container is adapted to be inserted into or removed from the enclosure through at least one open end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1977
    Inventor: Edward Mayled
  • Patent number: 4003357
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a carburetion system for internal combustion motor comprising a carburetor, a heat exchanger and an admission block. The carburetor has a carburetion chamber for each motor cylinder and is provided with a motor-fuel reservoir, each chamber having a butterfly valve for controlling the introduction of air. A primary circuit individually feeds each chamber from the reservoir while a secondary circuit, which is independent from the chambers, directly feeds the motor cylinders with an excess of motor fuel which is fed from the reservoir. The heat exchanger, which is connected to the carburetor, comprises an independent heat exchange compartment for each carburetion chamber to which it is connected for enabling the mixture which is produced in the chamber to flow directly into the compartment. The combustion gases of the motor are brought around the compartments for evaporating the motor fuel of the mixture which flows therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1977
    Inventor: Istvan Furucz
  • Patent number: 3997160
    Abstract: A football training aid in which there is an elongated horizontal track, a carriage adapted to move in the track along a predetermined distance and being biased against movement in at least one direction, an upstanding member mounted on the carriage, a padded dummy mounted on the upstanding member to thereby apply reactive pressure against the rush of a football player in the biased direction. More specifically, the dummy can be thrown to either side and be twisted about a vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1976
    Inventor: Edward G. George
  • Patent number: 3995815
    Abstract: Flaked metal powders are made by subjecting finely divided metal and a lubricant in a heterogeneous liquid system in a ball mill in which there is a mass of attritive elements through which an agitator is moved to displace the elements. The weight ratio of attritive elements to finely divided metal is within the range from 37 to 1 to 10 to 1. The weight ratio of inert liquid to finely divided metal is preferably within the range from 0.5 to 1 to 1 to 4. The weight ratio of finely divided metal to lubricant is preferably within the range from 30 to 1 to 1 to 1. The attritive elements preferably have a diameter within the range from 1/32 inch to 1 inch (0.8 to 25.4 mm). Preferred temperatures, times and other conditions are disclosed. Apparatus for carrying out the method includes, in addition to the attritive elements and the agitator, additional agitating means producing agitation in a relative direction counter to that of the agitator. The additional means may be rods extending among the attritive elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1974
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1976
    Assignee: International Bronze Powders Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Megelas
  • Patent number: 3994408
    Abstract: The invention relates to an interlocking container which includes: a central body portion, a first arm extending outwardly from one portion of the central body, and a second arm extending outwardly from a second portion of the central body. The one arm comprises a shaped protrusion extending upwardly from one surface thereof and the second arm has a shaped depression in one surface thereof. In accordance with the invention, the protrusion and depression are matched for interlocking engagement, whereby a first one of the containers can be interlocked with at least a second one of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1976
    Inventor: Stanley Belitzky
  • Patent number: 3994845
    Abstract: A self supporting, mouldable vibration damping sheet having a large filler content is made of polyvinyl acetate and a filler; the filler is a mixture of a platelet filler such as mica and a non-platelet filler such as clay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1974
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1976
    Assignee: H. L. Blachford Limited
    Inventor: John Blachford
  • Patent number: 3977334
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shelf which is pivotably mounted on a wire cart, and an arrangement for pivotably mounting the shelf. The wire cart has at least one horizontally extending rod for pivotably supporting the shelf, and the shelf includes a first side which is disposed adjacent to the rod, and a plurality of wires which extend in parallel with the first side and which are disposed in the interior of the shelf. The shelf further includes the pivoting arrangement consisting of at least one elongate wire perpendicular with the first side, and having a loop at one end encircling the rod, and a loop at the other end encircling one of the plurality of wires in the interior of the shelf. The loops make the elongate means pivotable relative to the rod and the one of the plurality of wires, so that shelf is movable upwards and backwards relative to the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1976
    Assignee: Carroll Wire Sales
    Inventor: Wilfred J. Carroll
  • Patent number: 3975227
    Abstract: This invention relates to an assembly for applying labels to the longitudinal surface of cylindrical articles. The assembly includes a label dispenser which carries the labels to a label station and dispenses them, one at a time, at the labelling station. The labels are carried on a backing tape and are slid off the tape at the labelling station. The assembly also includes means for advancing the articles to the labelling station, for example, a walking beam, and means for supporting the article at the labelling station so that it is free to rotate about its longitudinal axis. A cylindrical roller is disposed in a two position parallel arrangement with an article at the labelling station such that, in one position, the roller is spaced from the article and, in a second position, the roller is in physical contact with the article along a longitudinal contact line. Means are provided for moving the roller to its two positions, and further means are provided for rotating the roller about its longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1976
    Assignee: V-Mark Automation Ltd.
    Inventor: Edward Kline
  • Patent number: 3973344
    Abstract: A visual education system for making and viewing a multi-image film strip. The system includes a camera movable lengthwise and widthwise by a programming apparatus to expose on a film strip a plurality of discrete images; a viewing apparatus for projecting the discrete images on the film strip onto a viewing screen and a slide mount having adjacent rows of apertures therein for receiving the multi-image film strip. The slide mount includes a guide channel that cooperates with an aperture member of the viewing apparatus for projecting the discrete images on the film strip onto the viewing screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1973
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1976
    Assignee: Multi-Slide Corporation Ltd.
    Inventor: Hugh Frankel
  • Patent number: 3966544
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method and apparatus for guiding endless woven fabric belts such as are used on paper making machines. Specifically, the instant application teaches the use of a guide shower, which is disposed across the width of the endless belt, to provide the guiding action. The shower comprises a series of nozzles which are adapted to be directed at one edge or the other of the endless belt. Three separate embodiments are disclosed. In one of the embodiments, the shower pipe connecting the nozzles is divided into a left side and a right side. The nozzles on the left side are all directed at the left edge of the endless belt whereas the nozzles on the right side are directed at the right edge of the endless belt. In a second embodiment, two parallel shower pipes are disclosed, the nozzles of one of the shower pipes all being directed at the left edge of the endless belt, the nozzles of the other pipe all being directed at the right edge of the endless belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1976
    Assignee: JWI Ltd.
    Inventor: Henry Johnson
  • Patent number: 3967024
    Abstract: A packaging folder formed from a paperboard coated on both surfaces with a coating resistant to water and water vapor, the coating so fractured to be pervious to air but substantially impervious to water. A process by which the coating layers are fractured to give the desired air permeability and water resistance by passing the coated folder around small diameter rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1976
    Assignee: The Price Company Limited
    Inventors: Laurence R. Beath, Alexander M. Vessie
  • Patent number: 3943638
    Abstract: A device for use in removing condensate from rotatable, steam dryer drums. The device includes a pick-up head and a curved tube connected to the head at one end with the opposite end extending at right angles to the one end for connection to an outlet conduit leading out of the dryer drum. The pick-up head is located adjacent the inner surface of the drum and is maintained in this position by support means connected to the tube. The support means has a support member bearing against the wall of the drum in diametrically opposed relation to the pick-up head. The support means can be adjusted and locked in different positions to maintain the pick-up head in its proper position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1976
    Inventor: James A. W. Robson