Patents Represented by Law Firm Alter and Weiss
  • Patent number: 6540294
    Abstract: A seat that may be transported from a deployed position, where it is adjacent to the side of the support member, to a stowed position above the support member. The deployed position provides seating for an occupant. The stowed position provides a space for storing an item in the space formerly occupied by the deployed seat. The device uses a linkage system that supports the stowable swing away flip seat and is able to transport the stowable swing away flip seat, upon the exertion of a lifting force, along a predetermined path from a deployed to a stowed position above the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Freedman Seating Company
    Inventors: Michael D. Moffa, Karim Youssef Mikhail
  • Patent number: 6398302
    Abstract: This invention relates to an adjustable child-restraint seat for a vehicle comprising a seat shell, a harness panel, and a restraint harness, The seat shell has a top-portion formed to include two spaced-apart belt-receiving openings. The harness panel consists of a harness casing, a slot panel, an adjustable anchor-point shaft and a spring biased medium that retains the shaft in the corresponding slot of said slot panel . The restraint harness is coupled with the adjustable anchor-point shaft and couples with the restraint coupler which is attached to the bottom-seat portion to provide an adjustable shoulder harnessing system. The apparatus allows the user to easily adjust the height of the shoulder harness from the front of the seat shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Inventors: Gerald Freedman, Michael Douglas Moffa, Erin Renée Reichenberger
  • Patent number: 5333779
    Abstract: A paperboard flat blank is scored for folding to form a container sleeve. The flat blank comprises at least first and second flat blank portions which have been sealed together along a seal line or lines to form the entire, flat blank. The majority of the area of each flat blank portion is free of contact with the other flat blank portion, i.e., the respective portions are not separate layers of a flat blank, but are separate, spaced portions thereof, connected together by one or more seal lines. The first flat blank portion exhibits at least one physical property that is different from the corresponding physical property of the second flat blank portion, other than the scoring and the shape and size in the plane of the flat blank. For example, one flat blank may be made of recycled material and the other of virgin material. The two flat blanks may have different thicknesses, or differing surface treatment, one being impregnated with oil or plastic and the other being free of such impregnation, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Assignee: Field Container Company, L.P.
    Inventors: John M. Sykora, Graham Hough
  • Patent number: 4350260
    Abstract: An improved lid for covering containers, such as tumblers or the like, has a mouthpiece with at least a portion of the mouthpiece shaped to fit within the lips of a person drinking from the container. The mouthpiece has a valve at its base, operated by the drinker's lips, by the application of pressure on opposite sides of resilient walled containers, or by pressure on a portion of the lid. The mouthpiece, with valve on the lid, prevents spilling of the liquid, if the container is accidentally dropped, precludes spilling of the liquid during the time the drinker is engaged in drinking the liquid from the container, even when the drinking is done under adverse conditions, and provides facilitated means for adding condiments to a hot beverage for consumption by a user. Features are further provided for more effectively securing the valve to preclude inadvertent spilling from "wave action" of the liquid within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1982
    Inventor: Andrew B. Prueher
  • Patent number: 4348570
    Abstract: This electric contact device is a variant of those described in Anizan et al., French Pat. No. 2,385,208.The composite unit formed by the insulating coating and the conducting material form a single insulator-conductor unit. The electrical duct penetrates the insulation to reach the conductor. The composite unit is made of enamelled metal, a metal on which insulation is deposited by "shoopage" (a process apparently involving the deposit of a vaporized metal) or of a cermet (ceramic alloy) from whose surface the metallic phase has been eliminated. The duct may be cylindrical, a groove, or grooves crossing at a right angle.Usable for many types of electric contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1982
    Inventors: Francois J. Haussonne, Guy Moisan, Hubert Prigent
  • Patent number: 4346261
    Abstract: A speaker telephone system having hands-free telephone sets with microphones and loud-speakers and including circuitry for preventing feedback between the loud-speakers and the microphones in both the transmitting and receiving modes by automatically controlling the amplification of the signals coming from the microphones and going to the loud-speakers, as a function of the signal direction, while still maintaining the microphones and loud-speakers electrically coupled to the telephone lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1982
    Assignee: United Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred M. Hestad, Levi L. Rose
  • Patent number: 4345764
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic game which uses a two-way mirror arrangement to simulate the battle between the player's rocket ship protected by barriers and a plethora of enemy rocket ships. The enemy rocket ships and the barriers are affixed on two parallel, spaced apart, vertical planes. Apertures in the front plane give the impression in the two-way mirror that the devices on the different planes are all in the same plane. In addition, the player's rocketship and death ray, on a horizontal plane, are also projected on the two-way mirror so that it appears that all the devices are in a single plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1982
    Assignee: Gordon Barlow Design
    Inventors: Gordon A. Barlow, John R. Krutsch, Richard A. Karlin
  • Patent number: 4341104
    Abstract: An improved press brake plate lifter comprising a pneumatically operated support surface or table wherein the angle of the support surface can be accurately pre-adjusted to match the angle of the die. The pre-adjusted support surface is rotatably lifted simultaneously with the movement of the ram to preclude any back bending of the plate being formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Inventor: David J. Jarman
  • Patent number: 4332581
    Abstract: A paper folding apparatus having an infinitely adjustable head designed for rotation from 0 degrees to 90 degrees in order to accommodate various required weights and lengths of paper. The apparatus is a part of a continuous in-line web-fed folding system which allows for variation in the folding head position to accommodate various paper weights, lengths and folding operation speeds, while reducing jams, tears and other problems associated with paper folding operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1982
    Assignee: Form Flo Equipment Manufacturers Inc.
    Inventor: Doyle D. Thompson
  • Patent number: 4329235
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for injecting media purifying mixtures into process equipment in precise, discrete, volumetric quantities. Purifying mixtures may be added at selectively determinable time intervals, or responsive to an operating characteristic of the system. The total amount of purifying material may be accurately controlled by varying the number of fixed volumetric units injected, or by varying the concentration of the purifying material in the mixture. The apparatus includes provision to assist injection of said units into said process equipment, while providing apparatus and methods to prevent the supply lines from clogging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1982
    Inventor: John G. Koltse
  • Patent number: 4326952
    Abstract: An apparatus for recovering precious metal particles from a liquid mixture environment, wherein liquid mixture containing varying sizes of valuable metal particulate is directed into a plurality of baffled compartments successively arranged in a sealed chamber. Elements within the compartments, together with additional jogging and skimming devices, segregate out the precious metal particles from the liquid mixture to release the liquid portion of the mixture substantially devoid of its valuable metal particulate. In one embodiment, electrostatic charging devices are utilized to more efficiently assist the skimming operations within the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1982
    Inventor: Gene J. Blake
  • Patent number: 4326309
    Abstract: An article of furniture characterized by use of heavyweight foam rubber material for the major structural components thereof, combined with a flat base supporting an upstanding tubular frame member. The flat base supports the bottom of the article and the tubular frame member acts as an internally positioned support for the back portion of the article. Seat cushions used with said article are hinged, one to the other and, when folded outward and placed on the floor, form a sleeping surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1982
    Inventor: Dennis M. Flaum
  • Patent number: 4326675
    Abstract: A fertilization system using the contents of the manure pits on farms to supply the fertilizer. The system comprising a pump for forcing the contents of the manure pits either directly through the irrigation piping system to the fields or for spraying the contents of the pits onto the fields. A unique pulverizer is used between the intake pipe set in the pits and the pump to assure that the contents of the pits do not clog the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1982
    Assignee: Hydro AG-Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl E. Engle, Donald Moldenhauer
  • Patent number: 4325822
    Abstract: An animal waste collection and disposal device of the type which contains a litter material into which animal waste matter is deposited including a pair of opposed receptacles. Each of the receptacles has wall portions defining a litter-receiving chamber which is open over at least a portion of one major planar face of the receptacle, with the open portion of each receptacle being in facing relation to the open portion of the other receptacle. A screen member is positioned in interposed relation between the opposed receptacles. Tracks on the screen member slidably receive the receptacles to interlockingly detachably engage the receptacles with the screen member to permit inversion of the assembled receptacles to, in turn, transfilter the granular litter material through the screen. Abutment members limit the longitudinal sliding movement of the receptacles relative to the screen member to align the receptacles relative to the screen member and relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1982
    Inventor: John H. Miller
  • Patent number: 4314107
    Abstract: A solid state subscriber station network which provides transmitting, receiving and regulating functions using a single active element. The transmitted signals, the received signals and the regulatory functions can be separately varied within proscribed limits without adversely affecting the other functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1982
    Assignees: United Networks, Inc., Manu-Tronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred M. Hestad, Michael Tentler, Levi L. Rose
  • Patent number: 4312296
    Abstract: A marine cage for breeding fish comprises axle means around which the cage is adapted to be revolved. The cage has a grating grill mesh or the like for preventing escape of the fish. At the ends of said axle means are fixed two floats for monitoring the ballasting, when one is full of water, the cage being then completely immersed and said axle means being horizontal and when the said float is empty of water, the cage then being semi-immersed and being capable of turning around said axle means. Inside the cage is fixed a means defining a rudder when the cage is immersed and said axle means is horizontal, which means serves as collection device when the cage is caused to turn slowly around the said axle means when horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1982
    Inventors: Yan Stelleman, Gerard Jouan
  • Patent number: 4308994
    Abstract: An improved low power drain circulating system for vehicle heaters utilizing a magnetic motor power assembly for selectively circulating hot water from the vehicle's engine to the vehicle's heater, even when the engine is shut off, and having self-contained control circuitry to further the economical power consumption of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1982
    Assignee: Autotherm, Inc.
    Inventor: Francis J. Perhats
  • Patent number: 4308637
    Abstract: A unitary shower-curtain hanger in the form of a resilient elongated torus, interrupted at one point on its circumference. Mounting of a shower curtain thereon is accomplished by applying force to the hanger at the site of the interruption to deform the hanger sufficiently to allow a shower curtain eyelet to be slipped thereon and to enable placement of the hanger about a curtain rod. Thereafter, the hanger resiliently returns to its original closed configuration. Closure means located at the interruption of the hanger are then utilized to form a continuous elongated torus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1982
    Assignee: Artway Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Robert D. Kucera
  • Patent number: 4306688
    Abstract: An improved hose reel assembly for use in storing and easily releasing a flat hose. The reel assembly comprises a base having a handle which facilitates unwinding the reel and which is also adapted for supporting the reel assembly in a hanging position. The reel assembly includes first and second nesting sockets for holding the nozzle coupling and the faucet coupling without exposure. A squeegie mechanism is included at the base for assuring that the stored hose is emptied of fluids thereby minimizing molding and rotting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1981
    Assignee: Injecto Mold, Inc.
    Inventor: Valentine Hechler, IV
  • Patent number: 4304668
    Abstract: The invention describes a device for recovering oil floating on the surface of water. The device is a floating vessel which is maneuverable at will in order effectively to recover all of an oil slick floating on the surface of the water. The device includes paddle wheel means to skim the oil from the surface of the water. The oil so picked up is propelled up guide plates, and over weirs, with a plurality of said wheels being arranged in sequence. The wheels are of different diameter but rotate at the same speed in order to provide separation of oil and water picked up by the device, and the device is also arranged to discharge the oil into a means from which the oil can readily be transported away from the device.The device may be provided with an additional wheel and screen for picking up debris floating on the surface of the water, and to separate that debris from the oil and water picked up by the device by leaving it on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1981
    Inventors: Serge P. Mellina, Guy Mascarin