Patents Represented by Attorney Bruce G. Klaas
  • Patent number: 5080231
    Abstract: A holder for tape cartridges having a plastic housing divided by a partition to form an upper section and a lower section each of which has a plurality of compartments integrally formed therein so that a tape cartridge may be positioned in each of the compartments and be supported on a bottom support surface and separate resilient force applying structures are secured to the housing and located between an upper surface of the compartment and the upper surface of the tape cartridge to apply a resilient force against the tape cartridge to urge the tape cartridge against the bottom support surface to retain the tape cartridge in the compartment and wherein abutment surfaces on the upper and lower sections cooperate with abutment surfaces on the resilient force applying structures to retain the resilient force applying structures in proper position. Also, the compartments are formed by specially shaped partitions to facilitate entry of the tape cartridges therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Assignee: Engineered Data Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Macy J. Price, Jr., Laurence G. Ball
  • Patent number: 5080388
    Abstract: A wheel alignment adjustment device comprising a first member adapted for supporting an elongate shaft portion of a vehicle wheel suspension assembly and a plurality of parallel overlapping bores extending through the first member adapted for axially receiving the elongate shaft portion in a selected one of the bores and for maintaining the elongate shaft portion in a radially stationary position therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Assignee: Specialty Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy D. Berry, Roger S. Tharp
  • Patent number: 5072838
    Abstract: Apparatus for use in the storage and retrieval of tape cartridges is provided and comprises a fixed storage rack having horizontal shelves for holding tape cartridge storage holders, and a plurality of movable storage racks are mounted for rolling movement in front of the fixed storage rack. Male and female guides on the fixed storage rack and the movable storage rack guide the movement of the movable storage rack. A roller assembly is mounted on each of the movable storage racks and has one wheel mounted on a fixed axle and a second wheel mounted on an adjustable axle so that each movable storage rack may be adjusted to align it with the fixed storage rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Assignee: Engineered Data Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Macy J. Price, Jr., Mack E. Johnson, Daniel C. Starkey
  • Patent number: 5032256
    Abstract: The application disclosed a granular material classifying device comprising a horizontally disposed, transversely unrestricted wind tunnel, having an upstream end, a downstream end, a top end and a bottom end, for directing a horizontal airflow from the upstream end to the downstream end thereof; an air forcing assembly operatively mounted on the wind tunnel for inducing the horizontal airflow therethrough; a particle injection assembly operatively associated with the wind tunnel for free fallingly injecting a flow of granular particles to be classified into the horizontal airflow at an upstream, top end portion of the wind tunnel; and a bottom skirt assembly mounted at a bottom portion of the wind tunnel; the bottom skirt assembly defining at least one transversely unrestricted skirt cavity in fluid communication with the wind tunnel and having a downwardly and inwardly tapering cross sectional configuration adapted to provide a low velocity airflow interface between the wind tunnel horizontal airflow and th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Inventor: James D. Vickery
  • Patent number: 5016314
    Abstract: An ACM removal assembly is disclosed, including: a nozzle for directing a pressurized fluid against ACM for dislodging the ACM; a fluid supply reservoir connected to the nozzle; a housing which supports the nozzle and capturingly receives spent fluid and dislodged ACM; and a material handing and separating system which includes coarse separating apparatus for coarsely separating the spent fluid from the dislodged ACM and fluid return conduit for returning coarsely separated fluid to the fluid supply reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Assignee: EnviRestore Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis H. Green, Stephen C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4960284
    Abstract: A lacrosse practice goal assembly including: a generally planar, vertically disposed net; first and second vertically disposed posts, having predetermined flexural characteristics, for supporting the net at lateral side edges thereof; and an anchor assembly for anchoring the first and second posts to a base surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1990
    Inventor: Rodney C. Stude
  • Patent number: 4921271
    Abstract: A bushing assembly for adjusting at least one wheel alignment parameter for use in a vehicle wheel suspension system of the type having a suspension member with a bore therein adapted for mounting a ball-joint-shaft-receiving bushing and with at least one positioning surface located adjacent to the bore in the suspension member, including a bushing member with a generally cylindrical body portion and a radially extending head portion having a ball joint shaft receiving bore therethrough; an annular locking member having at least one recess in a bottom portion thereof for engaging the suspension member locating surface; and a post member insertable through axially extending peripheral bores in the locking member and the bushing head portion for adjustably locking the bushing member against rotation with respect to the locking member, the locking member being positioned between the bushing head portion and the suspension member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Assignee: Specialty Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy D. Berry, Robert M. Allman
  • Patent number: 4901701
    Abstract: A fuel injection system for a two-stroke cycle engine comprising an air manifold; a throttle valve; a fuel injector; a fuel supply system including a fuel pump; a battery voltage sensor; an air temperature sensor; an engine speed sensor; a timing sensor; a barometric pressure sensor; a throttle position sensor; a first data processor for receiving and processing sensing signals for determining fuel injector duration and timing and fuel pump operating speed; a first data processor temperature sensor for sensing the relative temperature of certain electronic components in the first data processor; a heater operatively associated with the first data processor electronic components for selectively heating the electronic components; and a second data processor operable independently of the first data processor for receiving an electronic component temperature sensing signal and for generating a control signal to the heater responsive thereto for heating the components when the temperature thereof is below a predet
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: Injection Research Specialists, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald E. Chasteen
  • Patent number: 4757930
    Abstract: A method of generating a signal indicative of the passage of indicia on a moving web of material at a preselected reference station along the web without use of an indicia sensing device at the selected reference station comprising locating an indicia sensing device at a sensing station at a preselected distance of web travel upstream of the reference station; generating an indicia detection signal having sensing pulses coinciding with the passage of indicia at the sensing station; measuring the distance of web travel occurring after each sensing pulse in the indicia detection signal; generating an indicia reference signal having reference pulses coinciding with the passage of indicia at the selected reference station by providing a reference pulse corresponding to each sensing pulse and occurring thereafter at a point in time at which the measured distance of web travel after a corresponding sensing pulse is equal to the preselected distance of web travel between the sensing station and the preselected refer
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1988
    Assignee: Adolph Coors Company
    Inventor: James W. Ditto
  • Patent number: 4733790
    Abstract: A container lid is adapted to fit over the top or bottom of a liquid container, such as a paint can, and to form a seal with the top or bottom rolled outer rim of the container. The lid is provided with an outwardly extending flange in a central portion of the outer surface of the lid. A drip pan having integral side and bottom walls is provided with a groove in the upper surface of the bottom wall adapted to receive and seat the flange of the lid and to retain the lid in substantially fixed relationship with respect to the drip pan when the flange is received and seated in the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Inventor: Donald P. Stein
  • Patent number: 4720933
    Abstract: A sling attachment assembly for a diving spear of the type having an elongate shaft with a front end and a rear end and a sling for thrusting said shaft attached to said rear end of said shaft and being constructed of resilient tubing having an elongate central cavity and a first end and a second end, comprising threaded bore means in a terminal end portion of said rear end of said elongate shaft; a wire member having a first leg portion, a second leg portion, and a bend portion connecting said leg portions, each said leg portion engaging a surface portion of said threaded bore means, said bend portion being positioned rearwardly of said threaded bore portion; sealing matrix means positioned in said threaded bore means in sealing engagement with said leg portions of said wire member positioned in said threaded bore means, whereby said wire member is fixedly held in said threaded bore means and whereby said sealing matrix means, said wire member leg portions and bend portion, and said terminal end of said shaf
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1988
    Inventor: Rodney C. Stude
  • Patent number: 4718189
    Abstract: A fishing spear tip for mounting on a fishing spear shaft has a first, second, and third spear prong mounted in a prong holder having a central longitudinally extending straight bore extending rearwardly from the forward end thereof and adapted to receive the proximal end portions of the first, second, and third prongs therein. An adapter is operatively associated with the prong holder for attaching the prong holder to a spear shaft. Matrix material is positioned in the straight bore in the prong holder in fixed bonding relationship therewith and in fixedly holding, engaging contact with proximal end portions of the first, second, and third prongs. The central longitudinal axes of the first, second, and third prongs, and the central longitudinal axis of the prong holder all are positioned in nonparallel, nonintersecting relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1988
    Inventor: Rodney C. Stude
  • Patent number: 4718374
    Abstract: An identification tag assembly comprising a one-piece molded plastic identification member with selectively removable identification indicia forming means and having an enlarged connecting head portion with a curved pointed tip portion and an elongated cutting blade slot; and a one-piece molded connecting member having a slot for receiving the connecting head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1988
    Inventor: Norman J. Hayes
  • Patent number: 4717196
    Abstract: A cover system for a pick-up truck having an open top defined by vertical spaced apart side walls, and a front wall is disclosed. The cover system includes a rollable cover portion which has the capability of being either completely or partially extended or retracted to close or expose the truck bed. The cover portion will consist of a multiplicity of adjacent transverse panels which, in preferred embodiments, are continuously connected along their transverse length by hinges of flexible and water resistant material. The cover portion will be extended or retracted by a drive system located at the upper forward section of the truck bed. The drive system will include one or more drive roller intermediate the side walls of the truck bed. The drive rollers will be in driving contact with and have a surface structured to positively engage the underside of the cover panels. Controls and a motor will be provided to control and activate the drive system. A reeling system will be provided adjacent to the drive system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Assignee: Adelco, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Adams
  • Patent number: 4712842
    Abstract: A movable computer work processing system wherein a movable computer work station unit having a plurality of supporting surfaces in a housing thereof for supporting components of a computer work processing system is adapted to be moved over a desk. A slidably and pivotally mounted shelf means has a support surface for supporting components of a computer work processing system and is slidably moved out of the housing and pivoted until a portion thereof contacts the desk. The housing is provided with a slidably pivotally mounted front door means which is in a closed position when the housing is being moved and an open position when the computer work processing system is being used. Also, the front door means may be moved to a partially opened position to block off glare from overhead lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: Engineered Data Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Macy J. Price, Mack E. Johnson, Norman J. Acker
  • Patent number: 4709838
    Abstract: Apparatus for hanging articles of clothing or the like in a clothes closet or the like by suspension from a hanger rod or the like comprising an elongated vertically extending article hanging means having a plurality of vertically spaced oppositely facing hook portions and being made of one piece of molded plastic material for supporting the articles of clothing or the like; a support means made of one piece of molded plastic material and having a hook portion for mounting on a hanger rod or the like; and swivel means for rotatably connecting the elongated vertically extending article hanging means to the support means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Inventor: Frank P. Campbell
  • Patent number: 4696119
    Abstract: Undulations in ear side of tag, such as alternating ribs and troughs, permit air flow to area around stem of pin having conical head or point. Hole leading to socket well is larger than pin stem and the socket well is larger than the large end of the pin head to permit air flow to ear as well as permitting tag to move around pin to maintain air passages clear. Pin has a soft plastic base attached to stem opposite conical point and a hard plastic button larger than head of pin, surrounded by soft plastic. Pin stem has groove at button, which has holes and convex undersurface. Applicator has opposed arms on pivoted handles, one arm having a laterally enlarged platform with a rim on both sides and at rear, the latter to position the pin base longitudinally. Spring clip engages pin base and has slot to laterally position pin stem. Opposite arm has rimless surface engaged by tag head, to permit different angular tag positions, for about 260.degree..
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1987
    Assignee: An-Tech International Livestock Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Howe, Phillip D. Howe
  • Patent number: D288645
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1987
    Inventor: Frank P. Campbell
  • Patent number: D297284
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Inventor: Frank P. Campbell
  • Patent number: RE33179
    Abstract: A toe adjustment assembly for adjusting the toe in the rear wheels of a vehicle having an independent rear suspension including: a cam device operatively associated with a lateral control arm, a slot provided in fixed relationship with the vehicle frame, and, cam engaging surfaces associated with the slot. When the cam device is rotated, it coacts with the cam engaging surfaces to cause relative lateral shifting of a shaft portion of the cam device. This lateral shifting of the cam device shaft portion causes lateral shifting of the associated control arm and thus toe adjustment of an associated wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1990
    Assignee: Specialty Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig R. Pettibone