Patents Represented by Law Firm Auslander, Thomas & Morrison
  • Patent number: 4397302
    Abstract: Non-focusing solar energy concentration apparatus comprising one or more solar energy absorbing surfaces defining a first area and solar energy transmissive material disposed adjacent the absorbing surfaces and defining an incident surface having a second area greater than the first area, the incident surface being arranged to receive incident radiation from the sun, the solar energy transmissive material also defining a second surface for transmitting radiation to the at least one absorbing surface, the transmissive material having an index of refraction and a configuration selected to provide total internal reflection at the incident surface of radiation incident on the incident surface within a predetermined azimuthal range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1983
    Inventor: Zvi Moravnik
  • Patent number: 4377317
    Abstract: A side terminal battery adapter for connecting auxiliary cables to a side terminal of a side terminal battery includes resiliently urged opposed clamp halves adapted for fitting over and gripping the terminal. A gripping surface on the adapter permits connection of the auxiliary cables thereto using conventional gripping jaws. Alternatively, the adapter may be pivotably integrated with the gripping jaws of the auxiliary cables and retained in a selectable angular orientation with respect thereto by interengagement of circularly positioned teeth on the adapter and on the gripping jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1983
    Assignee: Auto-Line Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph Shekel, Joseph DeStefano
  • Patent number: 4376958
    Abstract: There is described methods and circuitry for decoding modified frequency modulated (MFM) information signals as obtained from rotating magnetic storage devices, such as floppy disks and hard disks used in computers. The novel technique involves twice squaring an information carrying data signal mathematically and without saturation, deriving a clock signal from the twice squared data signal using a phase lock loop and thereafter recovering an information signal from said data signal and clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1983
    Assignee: Elcomatic Limited
    Inventor: Archibald M. Pettigrew
  • Patent number: 4374507
    Abstract: A vapor generating device for volatile liquid such as alochol and the like, that can be attached to the carburation system of existing internal combustion engines in order to effectively facilitate the introduction of alcohol vapor inside the combustion chamber of the engine together with the atomized gasoline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1983
    Assignee: Alfredo C. Protacio
    Inventors: Alfredo C. Protacio, Ramon V. Navarro, Eliseo M. Rio, Jr., Antonio D. Alonte, Felix J. Pascual
  • Patent number: 4373762
    Abstract: A flip adapter for enabling connection of auxiliary cables to a side terminal of a side terminal battery includes a clamp adapted for fitting over and gripping the side terminal. The adapter is stored against the outside of one of the jaws of the connector of the auxiliary cables and is hinged to the connector for flipping one end of the adapter between the opposed jaws of the auxiliary connector to rotate the adapter forward into its operative position and to firmly retain it in that position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1983
    Assignee: Auto-Line Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph Shekel, Joseph DeStefano
  • Patent number: 4373763
    Abstract: An adapter for adapting auxiliary connectors to side terminal batteries includes a portion which flips from a stored position against the exterior of one of the jaws of the auxiliary connector to an operative position between the jaws with a connector portion extending forward for attachment to the side terminal of a side terminal battery. A pair of slots in the flip adapter are engaged by a pair of teeth in the opposed jaw of the auxiliary connector to hold the flip adapter rigidly in its operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1983
    Assignee: Auto-Line Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph Shekel, Joseph DeStefano
  • Patent number: 4370818
    Abstract: A tongueless shoe includes a deep U-shaped opening forward of a foot-receiving opening for permitting the insertion therein of a heavily bandaged or protected foot. A removable tongue is attachable to bridge the U-shaped opening. A cushioning insert portion may be employed similar to the sock for protecting the foot when the sock-enclosed foot is worn inside the shoe portion. When the cushioning insert portion is employed, the tongue is removed. The insert portion is secured in place in the shoe portion by fastening means on a collar surrounding the foot-receiving openings of the insert portion and the shoe portion. Closure means such as straps or laces close the U-shaped opening over the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1983
    Inventor: Arthur Simoglou
  • Patent number: 4364580
    Abstract: A wheelchair having at least one pivotal wheel which is steerable in a mar which does not interfere with the manual driving of the wheelchair, by providing a pair of levers linked to the pivotal wheel or wheels and actuable by movement of the upper body of a user of the chair, each lever being movable to steer the wheelchair in one respective direction only.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1982
    Assignee: The School of Bioengineering and Biophysics of the University of Dundee
    Inventor: Nigel G. Shapcott
  • Patent number: 4361826
    Abstract: Normally-open switches in series with a power source to an alarm device are closed by simultaneous actuation of a motor vehicle clutch and accelerator to provide an alarm to the operator. Means are provided for preventing the generation of an alarm during low-gear start-up and/or during synchronized operation of the controls for gear changing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1982
    Inventor: Restituto P. Catala
  • Patent number: 4361115
    Abstract: The bottoms of transverse slats making up the upper run of a treadmill of a horse exerciser slide along the flat upper surfaces of a plurality of longitudinal support rails to provide a stable surface for the hooves of a horse being exercised. The transverse slats are affixed to links of two roller chains which are guided by and/or driven by sprockets. Each transverse slat includes an upper surface of wear-resistant resilient material which permits use of the exerciser by horses shod with shoes having winter calks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1982
    Inventor: Wendell A. Pike
  • Patent number: 4355453
    Abstract: A method of constructing a poured concrete structure protected from corrosive agents includes applying large-surface sealing elements to one surface of the structure before pouring the concrete. The sealing elements are attached to anchoring elements extending into a region into which concrete is to be poured. When the concrete is poured inside the sealing elements, the sealing elements are anchored in place by the anchoring elements which become set in the concrete. The sealing elements may have a high modulus of elasticity and be relatively rigidly affixed to the structure of may have a low modulus of elasticity and thus require overlapping perimeter areas for sealing of adjacent sealing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1982
    Assignee: Philipp Holzmann Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans Pause, Walter Stiller
  • Patent number: 4354727
    Abstract: Contact portions of a metallic contact strip for an electrical cord connector having mirror-symmetry with respect to a longitudinal axis of symmetry include a plurality of contact portions aligned in the longitudinal direction of the contact strip. Each contact portion is defined by a pair of complementary slits through the material of the contact strip to define a central contact portion and side contact portions. The central and side contact portions are deformed in opposite directions to receive the blade of a connection plug therebetween in 3-point contact. The ends of lengthwise-adjacent slits fall on a transverse line and are displaced from each other in the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1982
    Assignee: Heyman Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Donald C. Brown
  • Patent number: 4347081
    Abstract: A non-precious metal alloy for use in restorative dentistry comprising in percent weight: copper 60-66, silicon 0.60-1.65, aluminum 0.25-0.75, titanium 0.20-0.80, chromium 0.10-0.80, and zinc 33-36.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1982
    Assignee: Futura Dental Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur Minkowitz
  • Patent number: 4345807
    Abstract: A battery cable connector for top and side battery terminals has two resiliently movable gripping members whose end portions are manually separable from a normally closed state to an open state and jaws formed on the end portions for engaging a top battery terminal when in the closed state. A side battery terminal clamp is connected to a support member which is pivotally mounted on the end portion of one gripping member for pivotal movement of the clamp, in a plane radial to the direction of movement of the end portions, between a retracted position wherein the jaws are free to engage a top battery terminal and an extended position wherein the clamp projects from the end portions and is free to engage a side battery terminal. When the jaws comprise meshing circumferentially positioned teeth, optional positions may be selected for the battery terminal clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1982
    Assignee: Auto-Line Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph Shekel, Joseph DeStefano
  • Patent number: 4332504
    Abstract: An expansion joint of the construction that opposing upper wavy end face plates with a regular gap therebetween and lower wavy end face plates with the upper end thereof bonded to the lower end of the upper wavy end face plates are provided oppositely, an elastic means is interposed between said both upper wavy end face plates, upper edge of said upper wavy end face plates are provided in flush with or close to the road surface, anchor materials are provided protrudingly at the back of said both upper wavy end face plates and are connected to reinforcing material, concrete or synthetic resin is placed at the back of each of said wavy end face plates and a small gap is provided between the lower end of said lower wavy end face plate and the bottom surface of a joint fitting portion to prevent the both from touching with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1982
    Inventor: Motonosuke Arai
  • Patent number: 4324534
    Abstract: Power supply apparatus having a two part housing, the first part containing a motor in a gas environment and the second part containing a pump in a pressurized fluid environment, the second part having an inlet and outlet for passage of pressurized fluid to and from a tool to be driven by means of the pressurized fluid, the apparatus being of particular use under water, wherein pressure-equalizing means is provided for adjusting the pressure in both parts of the housing simultaneously in response to changes in ambient pressure outside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1982
    Assignee: Andrew Master Hones Limited
    Inventor: Robert L. Sharkey
  • Patent number: 4320681
    Abstract: An electromagnetic pickup device for stringed musical instruments using metallic strings has a planar permanent magnet with one of its two main surfaces exposed for facing the instrument strings during use and a pickup coil mounted on the other main surface with the plane of the planar magnet perpendicular to the axis of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1982
    Assignee: DiMarzio Musical Instrument Pickups, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Altilio
  • Patent number: 4320829
    Abstract: A trapezohedral insert converts a parallelipiped transparent plastic container into an effective merchandise display. Merchandise is held in the insert, easily inserted into the container with a minimum of expense for support material and labor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1982
    Assignee: DiMarzio Musical Instrument Pickups, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence P. DiMarzio, Daniel Altilio
  • Patent number: 4315635
    Abstract: A collapsible hand truck with an extendable platform is constructed to slide over obstacles. The axle supports slope to the upper rear of the frame and form a guide surface to guide the hand truck to the wheels as it traverses an obstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1982
    Inventor: Patsy Esposito
  • Patent number: 4311010
    Abstract: Atmospheric fluids such as air and water are used to increase the power output of a gas compressor-gas engine system. Compression is aided by yielding heat over ambient atmospheric temperature. Gas from the compressor drives a gas engine. The gas engine gains power by absorbing heat energy from ambient atmospheric fluid. The warmed fluids and cooled fluids of the system may be usefully applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1982
    Inventor: Charles J. Wurmfeld