Patents Represented by Attorney B. Deon Criddle
  • Patent number: 4966485
    Abstract: A sliding clamp for fastening the binding prongs of a binder having flexible binding prongs, which is adapted to slide in a rail-shaped member of substantially U-shaped cross-section, which is fitted with openings for the passage of the binding prongs, wherein the sliding clamp comprises a first elongate portion adapted to slide in the rail-shaped member and which is provided with a passage for a binding prong; and a second portion pivotally connected to the first portion, the second portion being adapted for pivotal movement in a pivoting line extending transversely to the longitudinal direction of the first portion, and that there are provided cam means for being locked in a position wherein the binding prong is bent and clamped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1990
    Inventor: Alister Jack
  • Patent number: 4943223
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing articles of polyurethane or the like material including a mold of the article shape and apparatus for centrifugally discharging the polyurethane material used into the mold such that polyurethane molecules will strike the wall of the mold and break so that the article produced has a smooth, non-porous outer skin and the interior of the article has a foamed interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Inventor: Vincent E. Panaroni
  • Patent number: 4892631
    Abstract: Precious metals are resolved and recovered from complex ores by a repetitious process of (1) heating in an electric arc furnace, a source containing complex ore values with fluxes and a base metal, to which a precious metal inquart has preferably been added, thereby smelting the precious metal values into the base metal; (2) transferring the base metal in an acid-proof bag to an electrolytic cell where the base metal becomes the anode and subjecting the cell to a direct positive current causing the base metal and unresolved "complex" values to be dissolved from the anode and plate out on a cathode leaving the precious metal inquart and resolved precious metals in the acid-proof bag in the form of an anode mud; (3) charging the cathode and any undissolved anode back to the smelting operation and repeating the smelting and electrolysis operations as many times as necessary to resolve the complex values in the source and collecting them in the anode mud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Inventor: Merwin G. White
  • Patent number: 4880423
    Abstract: A disposable undergarment for use by children and incontinent adults that may be placed and removed as a diaper and that, when assembled, can be moved up and down a user's body n the same manner as conventional brief-type undershorts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1989
    Inventor: Lyel A. Green
  • Patent number: 4875232
    Abstract: A telephone power isolation system that will provide fused AC or DC power for multiple individually isolated telephone circuits using a single AC powered inlet and a multiple pair telephone connector for output connections. LED indicators are provided to illuminate and indicate a blown fuse condition that can be remotely observed and immediately identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Inventor: Mark P. Shumway
  • Patent number: 4856658
    Abstract: A holder assembly for remote control units used with television sets, recorders, stereos, home entertainment centers and the like and comprising an adjustably sized control unit holder adapted to be interconnected with other similarly constructed holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Inventor: Miloslav Novak
  • Patent number: 4854051
    Abstract: A jig for aligning cutter blades including positioning bars each with a holding magnet insert at one end thereof to engage and hold blades of a cutter head of a woodworking machine as the blades are locked in place and stabilizing magnets spaced along the other end of each positioning bar; and means to adjust the relative spacing between positioning bars while maintaining such bars in a parallel relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Inventor: George D. Hessenthaler
  • Patent number: 4855096
    Abstract: A method for producing articles of polyurethane or the like wherein a mold of the article shape is positioned to centrifugally receive a polyurethane composition comprising polyisocyanates, polyol, water and fluorocarbons such that the polyurethane molecules striking the wall of the mold are broken to provide a resulting smooth non-porous outer skin for the article and wherein additional polyurethane materials provide a foamed interior for the article. The water serves as a reactive polyol and reacts with the polyisocyanate to create carbon dioxide gas which yields increased expansion pressure which causes the foaming polymer to produce a uniform skin around a cellular inner core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Inventor: Vincent F. Panaroni
  • Patent number: 4850479
    Abstract: This invention relates to a container carrier formed from a flat sheet of durable, flexible material. In a preferred embodiment, the container carrier includes four sets of concentric drinking cup carrying holes, each set of holes comprising a smaller hole dimensioned to fit around the circumference of the lower portion of a conventional drinking cup, and the larger hole dimensioned to fit around the circumference of the upper portion of said cup. The sets of holes are positioned symmetrically about transverse and longitudinal axes of the device. Outboard of the two sets of holes that are symmetric about the longitudinal axis are formed two handle members that join together to form a handle for carrying the device and drinking cups carried by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Inventor: Stanford W. Bird
  • Patent number: 4848830
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pickup truck having a cab and a bed with a disappearing camper built into the bed, i.e., one which has a lower concealed position and an upper camper position with each side wall of the camper being made in three sections from panel material such as plywood, fiber glass, plastic, etc., having at least a part thereof made of transparent material to serve as windows for the camper. Each side wall has four support rods, one secured to the front edge of the front section, a second secured to the back edge of the front section and the front edge of the middle section, a third secured to the back edge of the middle section and the front edge of the back section, and a fourth secured to the back edge of the back section. The middle section is of variable height to accomodate the rear wheel humps in the bed. Three embodiments of means to raise and lower the camper are disclosed, viz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Inventor: Gary W. Parson
  • Patent number: 4845828
    Abstract: A metal lock system is provided for securing a crack or break in a metal casting from further cracking, breaking, or leakage. The metal lock system includes a metal lock having parallel, flat top and bottom surfaces and a plurality of alternating large and small lobes, and a plurality of tapered lacing plugs. The metal lock is imbedded into an irregular recess of precision drilled bores disposed adjacently in intersecting alignment. This binds the crack or break from further separation while the crack or break is sealed by imbedding tapered lacing plugs into lacing bores which are drilled along the crack. The preferred lacing plug has a tapered shaft, straight threads, a shoulder, and a break-off groove. the preferred tapered lacing plug threads into lacing bores with straight threads and the shoulder seats the lacing plug by crushing the first few threads of the lacing bore. The head of the lacing plug breaks off at the break-off groove at a predetermined torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Inventor: Gary J. Reed
  • Patent number: 4836549
    Abstract: A multi-faceted toy having eight heptahedrons that are anchored to a central sphere; four of the heptahedrons are each attached directly to the central sphere with internal axles that have one end anchored securely in the central sphere; the other four heptahedrons are mounted on axles which are anchored to a convex base plate that is movable and that can be rotated in an orbit around the central sphere by means of an internal tongue and groove system which provides raceways for movement as well as interlocking of the individual components to the central sphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Inventor: James T. Flake
  • Patent number: 4834293
    Abstract: A safety spray wand for use in car wash units, and the like, having selected valve units, each with a single moving valve part to provide controlled flow through a valve housing; a break-away, variable length barrel assembly connected to the valve housing and with the housing structure made to withstand even severe vandalism and to accommodate swivel coupling of a supply line to the wand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Inventor: William H. Lichfield
  • Patent number: 4827892
    Abstract: A multiple firing elastic shooter toy including a handle, a rod which may take the form of a barrel and having a notched end to receive lengths of elastic members and a receiver section interconnecting the handle and the rod. The receiver section is of generally U-shaped cross-section and has a web at one side of the shooter and top and bottom legs. Spaced apart slots are formed in the web and partially into the legs of the receiver to accept other lengths of the elastic members. A snubber post projects from the shooter toy at the side opposite the web and forwardly of the slots in the direction of the rod and serves as a safety against inadvertant release of stretched elastic members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Inventor: Benjamin Vandermeide
  • Patent number: 4824100
    Abstract: An exercise device having opposed angled rebound surfaces that will fold flat together, and support structure for the surfaces that will also fold compactly. The device also includes adjustable legs which allow angular relation between the rebound surfaces. The adjustment structure includes a lock and sleeve bracket which moves longitudinally on the frame member to accomplish the angular adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Inventors: Lance L. Hall, W. Peter Schwarz
  • Patent number: 4810030
    Abstract: A shade for use with infants and children car seats and the like having a seat and back member that fits into the seat and accomodates strap restraints and a hood that attaches to the seat and back member to project as a canopy from a back portion of the seat and back member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Inventor: Sheila S. Lewis
  • Patent number: 4811040
    Abstract: A numismatic detector including a laser generator, a light collimator to form generated laser light into discrete beams, a coin holder to precisely position coins to be detected, and a film pack adapted to receive reflection of discrete light beams from the surface of the coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Inventor: Erik H. Madsen
  • Patent number: 4796820
    Abstract: A portable material pulverizer using chain links as flails to break up rock samples contained within the housing of the pulverizer is adapted to be fitted onto the frame and motor apparatus of a conventional chain saw or other hand carried drive structure, that drives the flails to crush and pulverize the materials placed in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1989
    Inventor: Richard W. Hansen
  • Patent number: 4793046
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for piano head setting device wherein a glue remover is provided to remove glue collars from interconnected hammer shanks and hammer heads, a knuckle remover is provided to lift the shank knuckles from their mortises in the hammer shanks, and a piano hammer head setter is used to set the orignal shape of a hammer to be repaired and to assemble a repaired or replacement hammer to the set shape so that the hammer head of the replacement hammer will strike the piano wire in the same manner as the original.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Inventor: Wendell D. Hart
  • Patent number: D313368
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Inventor: Eugenia N. Peterson