Patents Represented by Law Firm Bailey, Dority & Flint
  • Patent number: 4345160
    Abstract: An electrical power generation system includes a waterwheel contained within a housing enclosure above a water collection compartment, a water discharge nozzle in alignment with said waterwheel, means for delivering water to said discharge nozzle including a pump for returning water from the collection compartment, a portion of the output of the waterwheel being used to drive the pump, wherein the waterwheel includes fin elements having inclined water entrapping flange portions and is supported by means of an adjustable support to maintain the waterwheel dynamically balanced and in alignment with the discharge nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1982
    Inventor: J. T. Smith
  • Patent number: 4322872
    Abstract: An apparatus for breaking the neck and making a transverse incision in the skin of the neck of a fowl, which is hanging by the legs from a shackle of an overhead conveyor. The apparatus has a plurality of working units diposed for rotation about a vertical central shaft in synchronization with the overhead conveyor. Each working unit has a slide block slidably mounted on a pair of vertical slide bars. The slide block supports an axially movable rod extending radially outwards from the slide block and is provided with a transversely extending blade for catching the neck of a passing fowl and pulling the neck against the slide block, thereby breaking the neck and making the incision in the skin thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1982
    Inventor: Pieter Meyn
  • Patent number: 4322920
    Abstract: An attachment for use on a rotary floor conditioning machine comprising a master block which is integrally molded of a urethane elastomer including a centrally located hub with a circular flange member extending radially from the base thereof. A plurality of spaced vertically extending tubular receivers are carried on the circular flange. An integrally molded attachment made of urethane elastomer is provided for being attached to the master block through vertically extending posts. Stiff bristles extend out the lower surfaces of the attachment plate. The attachment plate may be molded in two stages so as to produce a stiff upper layer and a more flexible lower layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1982
    Inventor: Raymond E. Wells
  • Patent number: 4323171
    Abstract: A liquid container having easy penetratable wall portions provided in laterally extending hollow lobes or protuberances which communicate with the interior of the container. The container is impaled upon piercing pins positioned in sockets carried in a beverage dispensing device. The lateral protuberances serve as suspension elements for supporting the container and also provide surfaces through which piercing pins supply pressurized gas to the container and remove liquid syrup from the container for mixing with a carbonated liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1982
    Assignee: Tannetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert B. Whorton, III, Samuel C. Crosby, Jr., Frank M. Iannelli, James Denmark, Edward L. Jeans
  • Patent number: 4320785
    Abstract: A mechanism on shuttleless looms for the transfer of the end 17' of the weft yarn from a yarn holder 26, 27 on a nosegripper 6 of a yarn insertion needle to a yarn clamp 13, 14 arranged on the machine frame and immovable in the weft direction. The yarn clamp 13, 14 includes a carrier which can move to swing in time with the reed 2 and has two oscillating levers 7, 10 which carry at their ends the jaws 13, 14 which grip the weft yarn. The one oscillating lever 7 is connected rigidly to the carrier, while the other lever 10 is stressed elastically via a rubber sleeve 12 into the gripping position with the one oscillating lever 7. The jaw 14 is held back by cooperation with a stop 15, while the jaw 13 moves on. The yarn clamp 13, 14 hereby automatically gets spread for the release of the end of the weft yarn or respectively for accepting the next weft yarn end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1982
    Assignee: Adolph Saurer Limited
    Inventor: Rudolf Zwiener
  • Patent number: 4321095
    Abstract: A method and machine for cleaning carpet, and the like floor surfaces, are disclosed which include a vibrating type machine having a vibrating drive plate which carries a layer of plastic barbed bristles facing the carpet. A piece of terry cloth is placed between the bristles and the carpet and the barbed bristles hook the loops of the terry cloth for attachment and massage the carpet through the terry cloth to impart a scrubbing motion to the cloth. Use of short looped terry cloth having terry loops of about one-fourth of an inch (1/4") or less effectively results in transmission of machine motion for effective machine movement and cleaning. The method contemplates moistening a piece of terry cloth with a cleaning solution so that soil is removed and absorbed by the terry cloth without any significant wetting of the carpet after which the terry cloth may be removed from the barbed bristles and utilized on a reverse side or replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1982
    Inventors: Dorothy P. Argo, Anne A. Sanders
  • Patent number: 4319449
    Abstract: The main body (7) of an open end spinning rotor (3) which comprises a main body (7) and a rotor body (6) wherein the main body is carried by a mounting and drive element and has a substantially radial support surface (72) with a centering surface (70) at its outer edge. A centering surface (61) of the rotor body (6) co-operates with the centering surface 70 of the main body. The centering surfaces (70, 61) in the main body (7) and in the rotor body (6) are in the form of a peripheral groove and a peripheral rib, respectively. The support surface (72) and the centering surfaces (70) of the main body (7) have substantially radial slots (71).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Assignee: Schubert & Salzer
    Inventor: Eberhard Hofmann
  • Patent number: 4319747
    Abstract: Multi-purpose body exercising apparatus is disclosed of the type which includes a convertible exercise bench which easily and readily converts to perform a number of different exercises thereon by means of simplified accessory attachment means fixed to the exercise bench frame which facilitates fast interchange of a variety of accessory exercise apparatus in a manner suitable and economically affordable for home use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Inventor: J. Frank Rogers
  • Patent number: 4318269
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for piecing up yarn on an apparatus for producing wrap yarn. The device includes delivery rolls, a hollow spindle, takeup rolls, and a wind up device. A binding thread is fed from a bobbin carried on the hollow spindle for wrapping around a fiber bundle being fed through the delivery rolls and the hollow spindle. A clamping device and yarn guide is provided for positioning a piecing thread into the nip of the delivery rolls for being joined with said fiber bundle upon breaking of the wrap yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1982
    Assignee: Schubert and Salzer
    Inventors: Gerhard Egbers, Peter Artzt, Karl Brosch, Hans Rottmayr
  • Patent number: 4311731
    Abstract: A shatter-resistant mirror article and method for making same is disclosed wherein the back side of the mirror article is spray coated with two successive layers of a rubber adhesive composition with subsequent heat treatment steps wherein the mirror and layers are dried from the back side of the mirror outwardly to eliminate moisture and mirror defects and enhance adherence and shatter resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1982
    Inventor: John A. Messer
  • Patent number: 4310060
    Abstract: An apparatus for monitoring the blend of fibers being dropped onto a receiver by a plurality of weigh pans responsive to predetermined weights of the fibers being accumulated in the respective weigh pans. An electrical signal is produced when predetermined weights of fibers are loaded into the weigh pans. Each of the weigh pans is equipped with a monitoring circuit which includes load cells operably connected to respective weigh pans which generate an analog signal indicating the weight of the fibers accumulated in the weigh pan. An analog to digital converter converts the analog signal and responsive to being triggered is fed into a latch circuit that is triggered by the electrical signal produced when all of the hoppers are full. A digital to analog converter is connected to the latch circuit and converts the digital signal back to an analog signal that is recorded on a chart recorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Assignee: Phillips Textile Marketing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel B. Phillips, Jr., John M. Cochran
  • Patent number: 4309796
    Abstract: A carding apparatus is illustrated wherein trash removal means is provided utilizing a carding flat means together with a first plate carried for vertical adjustment relative to the flat means for varying the setting between the plate and a clothed carding cylinder. A second plate has means for setting a surface thereof in close proximity to the surface of the clothed cylinder. A relatively wide setting is provided for the first plate and a slot is formed by the first and second plates which will be self-expelling of trash, short fibers and the like by reason of such wide setting of the first plate followed by the close setting of the second plate acting as an air barrier upon the opened fibers carded by the carding flat means. A suction plenum provides a system of removing a large part of the already expelled trash so as to greatly improve the carding operation while minimizing loss of desirable longer fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Assignee: John D. Hollingsworth On Wheels, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe K. Garrison, Brian C. Claycomb
  • Patent number: 4307700
    Abstract: A device for automatically dropping logs at a predetermined time for charging a fire laid on the bottom of a woodburning stove. The device includes a pair of elongated arcuate shaped log supporting members each of which is journaled within the stove adjacent a respective top side corner thereof. A latching system is connected to the log supporting member for releasably maintaining the log supporting members in a substantially horizontal supporting position. An electrically operated movable member is connected to the latching system for releasing the latching system upon being energized under control of a timing device at a predetermined time. As a result, the stove can be automatically charged during the middle of the night ensuring a fire in the morning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1981
    Inventor: John A. Michael
  • Patent number: 4307850
    Abstract: A yarn tensioning device is illustrated employing longitudinally spaced stacks of transverse cylindrical rollers, the lowermost of which open upon a yarn passageway for exerting tension upon the yarn at spaced points along the yarn path which extends longitudinally beneath the rollers, wherein an upwardly extending passageway opens laterally and is defined by an upwardly extending member and an overhanging flange so that the yarn may be conveniently fed under the ends of the lowermost rollers which project into the passageway and then into the yarn passageway and retained therein during tensioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1981
    Inventor: Hans S. Singer
  • Patent number: 4305518
    Abstract: A portable fiberglass reinforced plastic storage tank is disclosed which includes a plurality of molded preformed base sections which may be assembled to form a base of a desired diameter and a plurality of vertical side panels having an interior composite layer which includes an exposed chemical resistant interior surface and reinforced vertical and circumferential joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1981
    Inventor: John W. Boyd
  • Patent number: 4303107
    Abstract: A device for holding the weft yarn outside of a pair of takeoff rolls after there has been a filling break or upon starting up of the loom. The takeoff rolls in normal operation withdraw a measured length of yarn from a supply package and feed the yarn to a storage device such as a suction tube. The rapier on its filling stroke withdraws the measured length of yarn from the storage tube on each stroke of filling insertion. As the rapier approaches the end of the stroke, the takeoff rolls 4 and 5 separate so that the final portion of the yarn of each filling is taken directly from the supply package. After a filling break or upon starting up of the loom, in order to insure that the length of the first weft yarn is proper, a movable guide arm 14 holds the yarn outside of the takeoff rolls 4 and 5 and the yarn is manually withdrawn from the supply package. At the end of the first stroke of the rapier the rolls 4 and 5 are separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1981
    Assignee: Adolph Saurer Limited
    Inventors: Anton Lucian, Rudolf Zwiener, Siegfried Roehrich
  • Patent number: 4302919
    Abstract: A device for centering cases into which articles such as bottles are deposited from an article loading machine. The case into which the articles are to be deposited are fed by a conveyor to a position below a grid set upon which the articles are carried. The case is shifted longitudinally and laterally by means of movable arms to a centered position directly below the articles so that the articles are properly positioned for loading into the case. In one embodiment, the movable arms are connected as tongs which engage the front and rear edges of the case when shifting the case to the centered position. In another embodiment, the arms are in the form of space plates that are carried on spring loaded linkages that are positioned an equal distance from a centered position in alignment with the article loading machine. In a third embodiment, arms having inclined surfaces adjacent the ends thereof are manipulated by a power operated cylinder for shifting the case to the centered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1981
    Assignee: Hartness International, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas S. Hartness
  • Patent number: 4301602
    Abstract: Apparatus for extracting liquid from a moving web having reduced suction requirements, conserving space and being more servicable may be provided through the use of an upper wear surface constructed of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene having a transverse slot therein over which the web passes, together with elongated transverse inserts for blocking end portions of the slot responsive to movement of the web from side to side as it drifts or wanders during its movement over the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1981
    Assignee: Fintex, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Grondin, Lawrence R. Tulloch, Martin P. Perkins, Jr., Alexander P. Krstovic, Bryon W. McCoy, Kevin P. Morey
  • Patent number: D265868
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1982
    Inventor: Johannes P. Holschneider
  • Patent number: D267149
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Assignee: Tannetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert B. Whorton, III, Samuel C. Crosby, Jr., Frank M. Iannelli, James Denmark, Edward L. Jeans