Patents Represented by Law Firm Auslander & Thomas
  • Patent number: 6520525
    Abstract: A folding tricycle, maximizing the exercise effect by allowing a user to pedal the tricycle while standing up on the pedals, as well as being easy to move and carry by being folded to be of a small size, is disclosed. The folding tricycle has a running unit consisting of a main frame, two front wheels, and a rear wheel. The main frame consists of two frame parts with a first folding part joining the two frame parts together, thus being foldable at the folding part. The two frame parts respectively have a front wheel shaft housing and a rear wheel support assembly. The tricycle also has steering unit used for steering the rear wheel. The steering unit has a second folding part, thus being foldable at the second folding part. The tricycle also has a brake unit used for selectively braking the front wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Inventor: Suk Kwon Yoon
  • Patent number: 6453027
    Abstract: A multifunction keyboard for performing a variety of functions such as an Internet phone function, audio input/output function, computer speaker switching function, recording function, burglar alarm function, telephone function, etc. in addition to the original function of displaying characters and symbols on the screen of a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Inventors: Gyu-Hwan Kang, Weon-Il Kong
  • Patent number: 6190266
    Abstract: An ergonometric golf putter having a zigzag shaft with an intermediate handle, shaft arms and a handgrip. The configuration better enables the golfer to sight the ball and effect a putt. The same putter is usually adaptable for a right or left handed user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Inventor: Francisco Pamias
  • Patent number: 6120162
    Abstract: The present invention provides a magnetically actuated illumination system for a purse, knapsack or fanny pack. The system works to effectively control a battery operated light with magnet and reed switch turning the light of and on. The system can also be used with an integrated circuit timer. The actuation of the switch sets up a timed on cycle. The timed cycle prevents accidental wearing down of the battery by inadvertent actuation or neglect to turn off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Inventor: Salvatore Guerrieri
  • Patent number: 6118867
    Abstract: A tray for automatic dial telephones has a construction that lots of specific telephone numbers are stored in its internal memory, and when a preselected switch is turned "ON" a dial tone of telephone number that we are dialing is outputted through the speaker. After one of button switches is turned "ON" to output a dial tone of telephone number stored in the internal memory, it is activated for a short period of time by being initialized through a return signal, thereby using the tray economically. In addition, an external telephone line and a telephone's telephone line are respectively connected to a telephone tray main body, so that when a telephone number is selected, the dial tone of telephone number stored in the memory is simultaneously outputted via the external telephone line and the telephone's telephone line, by telephone line's power value increasing/decreasing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Chang-EI Communications Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Chae-Il Ban
  • Patent number: 6074582
    Abstract: In the repair of breaks in glass with a syringe to accumulate vacuum and pressure, an improved flow regulator is engaged to protect against the contamination of the tubing, syringe and the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Inventors: Gerald Jacino, Anthony Jacino
  • Patent number: 5955113
    Abstract: The present invention is a kit and method for the repair of a break in an automobile light bulb housing. The kit and method enable an inexpensive in situ repair including lamina overriding the break. The lamina form an environmentally impervious repair matching the color of the lens and including a light diffusion pattern to diffuse light substantially similar to that of the unbroken lens. The kit includes shapable parts enclosable in a blister pack. The blister cover may include a usable diffuser pattern. The diffuse pattern maintains the environmental imperviousness of the repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Inventors: Gerald Jacino, Anthony Jacino
  • Patent number: 5787955
    Abstract: A secure and tamper resistant safety web assembly for a ground level hatch frame opening over a subterranean chamber horizontal affixable within hatch frame walls has pair of support brackets linked to a safety net that can be engaged so that it cannot be disengaged from the support brackets and is latchable closed to prevent the net from slipping if stressed. The structure is adaptable to be retrofit in most existing hatches. The stop end on the guide channel can include a link eye to receive a spring biased snap latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Inventor: Roger A. Dargie
  • Patent number: 5616041
    Abstract: A female connector has a folded pair of arms with a pair of juxtaposed slots apposed to a pair of perpendicular arms form the same spine. The arms flex to blade open width when molded into a receptacle. The arms are strong and resilient and flex free of the molding plastic. In cold temperatures there is only a small surface contact between the arms and the molded plastic allowing the arms to flex to receive blades unimpeded by the plastic. An extension cord for outdoor use with the female connector can receive 15 amp or 20 amp plug blades in temperatures at least as low as C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: Heyco Stamped Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Brown, Suzanne V. Hickey
  • Patent number: 5603638
    Abstract: A housing for female receptacles in a molded female receptacle plug has a body and cover to receive female receptacle connectors. The housing is a premold for the receptacle plug. Female receptacles may be engaged in the housing and simultaneously crimped to wires in a cord set. The body and cover are interengagable. They can be snap fit or slide fitted together with female receptacle crimp ends on necks extending through the housing safe from mold plastic flashing in molding, when load bars are conventionally engaged into blade openings in the housing. The assembly of the housing and female receptacle is automatable with labor and material economies obtained in the molding and from automatable assembly and simultaneous crimpability of the engaged female receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Assignee: Heyco Stamped Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Brown, Suzanne V. Hickey, Yook K. Chan, Henry F. Skoczylas, Michael Shulman
  • Patent number: 5586920
    Abstract: A stamped metal female blade receptacle is three sided, having a longitudinal opening. There is a flat side and curved side. The metal is resilient so that the curved side releases from the plastic when molded into a plug. In a plug, the receptacle is supported against unwanted flexure and biased against a received blade, providing full surface contact on one side of the receptacle. The sides of the receptacle do not fatigue in use. The receptacle is economical of metal and adapted for automated crimping. The structure of the receptacle enables one size receptacle to serve blades of various widths and thicknesses.The receptacles can be provided, integral on a stamping strip and alternately folded over, to be parallel to each other for machine crimping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Assignee: Heyco Stamped Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald C. Brown
  • Patent number: 5556308
    Abstract: The present invention is a metal blade formed of folded strips (13, 14) for an assembly of electrically conductive contacts in a printed circuit board, adapted to access line current, such as in a 120 V AC outlet. The assembly may be used in various ways such as an intermediate in the making of molded plugs. The blades are adapted for fabrication in a progressive stamping operation and for automation in use from a roll or hopper. A blade of the present invention has resilient tabs (21) and spaced away sharp edge fingers (16). The tabs are formed to snap engage in a tapered slot (26) in a printed circuit board with the sharp edges (17) of the fingers (16) in electrical contact with a printed circuit and to hold its engagement even before being soldered. Each of the folded strips includes pad (12) and a section of a bubble (15) formed to prevent flashing of plastic during a molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Assignee: Heyco Stamped Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Brown, N. Steven Dwarica, Suzanne V. Hickey
  • Patent number: 5509151
    Abstract: A two frame sofa bed recliner has a seat frame and back frame. The frames are elevated from the floor on supports. The frame ends are linked, overlapped, interengaging the seat frame with the back frame, enabling a simple conversion reconversion process from sofa bed to recliner. In recliner position the back frame tilts rearward on its end. The back frame is interlocked with the seat frame locked by a detent, retaining means and a second detent in a guide. Conversion and reconversion are effected by rotating the interlocked unit on to the back frame supports, disengaging the seat frame and back frame, then lowering the seat frame to the floor on the supports and interlocking the frames. For reconversion the process is reversed. A removable arm rest is attachable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: Robert Fireman
    Inventors: Robert Fireman, Ralph Rosenow
  • Patent number: 5443400
    Abstract: A multi-station stamped metal conductor in a multi-outlet receptacle enables the simplified molding of the receptacle with less parts and wire connections. The conductor has articulated stations coinciding with the individual outlets, each station having a female receptacle with an appropriate pin or blade opening. The conductors are easily held in position for molding of the receptacle. Each conductor requires only a single crimped conductor wire serving all of the stations. The molding may be done without change to prior art molds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Assignee: Heyco Stamped Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Brown, Suzanne V. Hickey
  • Patent number: 5405172
    Abstract: A liquid tight connector for pass through cable, tubing or rods includes a body, a compression nut and a gland. There are fingers on the body with flats and triangular ends which cradle the gland and grasp cable, tubing or rods in a liquid tight manner tightly enough to provide strain relief. Spherical bumps with pawl like flats hold the compression nut free of the likelihood of loosening once engaged. The triangular configuration of the ends of the fingers enables improved strain relief and adapts to a large selection of cable, tubing or rod diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Assignee: Heyco Molded Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Mullen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5401152
    Abstract: A kit and method for the repair of broken plastic light bulb housings for automobiles is provided to repair through the plastic. The kit and method enables a repair to include a bead overriding the surface of the repair. The bead extends beyond the periphery of the break obscures the outline of the break and strengthens the repair. A simple mold is provided or formed from a selected gasket and cover provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1995
    Inventors: Gerald Jacino, Anthony Jacino
  • Patent number: 5382798
    Abstract: Ionizing radiation sensors, such as X-ray or Gamma-ray sensors, used in industrial or medical radiology imaging systems. The sensor (1) employs a charge-coupled device (20) coupled to a scintillator element (51) and a filter for impeding the passage of ionizing radiation not transformed by the scintillator element (51). The filter is formed by the combination of a non-optical element which consists of a group of tubular guides (40), wholly or partly metallic, and the scintillator element (51) which consists of a scintillator material charged with absorbant particles (52). The scintillator element (51) is housed in the non-optical element (40). The sensor (1) is particularly usable in the field of intra-oral dental radiology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1995
    Inventor: Francis Mouyen
  • Patent number: D439724
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Inventor: Michael Griffith
  • Patent number: D455185
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: Chris Karadimas
  • Patent number: D381816
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: SGS Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis R. Segarra, Nicholas W. Stuller