Patents Represented by Law Firm Burge & Porter Co.
  • Patent number: 4335839
    Abstract: A carrier for releasably receiving, retaining, carrying and hanging hook portions of a plurality of coat hangers includes a C-shaped member having upper and lower portions which overlie each other and which extend substantially in a common plane. The upper leg portion is of sufficient size relative to the size of one's hand to effectively distribute the load of a plurality of garment-carrying hangers across the width of one's hand. The lower leg portion is provided with two openings which extend substantially perpendicular to at least a part of the lower leg portion. One of these openings serves to releasably receive and retain hook portions of a plurality of hangers with such hangers extending substantially perpendicular to the common plane. The other of these openings receives a ring for supporting the carrier on a wall-mounted hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1982
    Inventors: Milton Kessler, Ronald N. Kessler
  • Patent number: 4335377
    Abstract: A medical alert alarm is provided to enable an individual having a medical problem in the nature of a heart condition to alert bystanders of an impending attack. The alarm includes a compartment for storing medication, as well as means to identify the individual and the nature of the medical problem. An important feature of the invention relates to the small size of a housing used to contain components of the alarm. Very small components, including a small speaker and other audio oscillator circuitry, are used. In order to project an audible signal having desirable alerting characteristics, and still maintain a small housing size, a resonant cavity is employed. The dimensions of the resonant cavity are carefully selected so that the proper audible signal is produced. The invention also includes a clip and a switch positioned such that the alarm can be activated easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1982
    Assignee: Joseph E. Belavich
    Inventor: John S. Bostic
  • Patent number: 4330083
    Abstract: Combustion heat energy from a fireplace or a wood-burning stove is transferred by a circulating flow of water for utilization elsewhere in a home. The heating system includes a chamber-defining structure configured to be positioned in a conventional fireplace or in a conventional wood-burning stove so that water in the chamber is heated by combustion in the fireplace or the stove. In one application the heating system is utilized to transfer heat to a heat-energy-consuming appliance such as a water heater or a clothes dryer. In another application, the heating system is utilized to transfer heat energy to a conventional home hot water heating system. Features of the heating system include a novel construction of a fireplace heating unit, and a specially configured hot-water heater which positively prevents water from the heating system co-mingling with the household drinking water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1982
    Inventor: Dante Di Fiore
  • Patent number: 4326711
    Abstract: A question and answer game includes a book of questions and answers divided into separate categories, as well as a chance-taking device for determining in random matter questions to be asked of participants. The categories of questions are related to a common theme, such as television shows, and each category deals with a separate item within the common theme, such as game shows, situation comedies, westerns, and the like. Each item is further broken down to include a number of shows classifiable within that item. The chance-taking device includes a selector having relatively movable portions and a set of guide cards for directing operation of the selector. The game apparatus also includes a plurality of cards displaying different items within a given category such as television personalities, television shows, and the like. Answers to questions posed by the cards are contained within the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1982
    Inventor: Gary P. Giallombardo
  • Patent number: 4323248
    Abstract: A board game includes a board and chance-taking means for determining in random manner the play of game cards. Four separate chance-taking means are included as part of the game apparatus, each chance-taking means dealing with a separate category such as shape, color, number, or letter. A plurality of directional cards are placed at the center of the game board and, when drawn, control the direction of player movements about the board. The board includes indicia indicative of various directions in which player movements can be made. Each player is dealt a plurality of play cards having indicia on their faces representative of different shapes, colors, numbers, and letters. The basic object of the game is to rid oneself of all play cards. By sequential activation of the separate chance-taking means, each player moves to different positions on the board where the taking or discarding of additional cards is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1982
    Inventor: Salvatore L. Zingale
  • Patent number: 4322444
    Abstract: The de-hulling of cacao beans is expedited and nib yield increased by treatment with infra-red radiation for a period between one half and two minutes. The radiation preferably has a wavelength between 2 and 6 microns and the treatment may conveniently be carried out by means of apparatus according to British Pat. No. 1,379,116.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1982
    Inventors: Dirk J. V. Zuilichem, Jan Veenendaal, David Newton
  • Patent number: 4321812
    Abstract: A door lock has a flush-mountable body. A forwardly facing recess is defined by the body. A paddle-type handle is pivotally carried by the body and is movable between a nested position within the body recess and an operating position. A spring-projected slide bolt is carried on the back of the body and is movable between projected and retracted positions. A key-controlled disconnect linkage is provided for selectively connecting and disconnecting the handle and the bolt. The disconnect linkage includes a mounting member which extends longitudinally along one side of the bolt and which is drivingly engaged by the handle. A disconnect member is supported on the mounting member and is arranged to be pivoted from side to side between connecting and disconnecting positions by the movement of a key-operated locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1982
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventor: Albert L. Pelcin
  • Patent number: 4320642
    Abstract: A door lock has a flush-mountable body. A forwardly facing recess is defined by the body. A paddle-type handle is pivotally carried by the body and is movable between a nested position within the body recess and an operating position. A bolt is carried on the back of the body and is movable between latching and unlatching positions. A key-controlled disconnect linkage is provided for selectively connecting and disconnecting the handle and the bolt. The disconnect linkage includes a disconnect member which is moved by a key-operated locking member between connecting and disconnecting positions located, respectively, in and out of the path of travel of a handle operating arm. When the disconnect linkage drivingly connects the handle and the bolt, movement of the handle from its nested position to an operating position will cause corresponding unlatching movement of the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1982
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventor: John V. Pastva, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4314656
    Abstract: A childproof, push-pull container closure includes a body portion having an opening through which container contents may be discharged. A cap is secured to the body portion and is adapted for movement axially of the body portion. The cap is mounted to the body portion by means of a formation extending from the upper surface of the body portion. In one embodiment, the formation defines recesses spaced 180.degree. from each other and located near the periphery of the body portion. The cap includes a top wall having a depending skirt along the lower edge of which an annular, radially inwardly directed flange is included. When the cap is in a closed position, the recesses and the annular flange are engaged in interlocking relationship. In order to unlock the cap, the skirt is distorted by applying force to the skirt at appropriate opposed circumferential locations until the annular flange is moved from the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1982
    Inventor: Milton Kessler
  • Patent number: 4312205
    Abstract: A door lock has a flush-mountable body. A forwardly facing recess is defined by the body. A paddle-type handle is pivotally carried by the body and is movable between a nested position within the body recess and an operating position. A spring-projected slide bolt is carried on the back of the body and is movable between projected and retracted positions. A key-controlled disconnect linkage is provided for selectively connecting and disconnecting the handle and the bolt. The disconnect linkage includes a rotatably-mounted disconnect member which extends longitudinally relative to the bolt. Interengageable formations are provided on the bolt and the disconnect member. The interengageable formations are brought into and out of driving engagement by the movement of a key-operated locking member. When the disconnect linkage drivingly connects the handle and the bolt, movement of the handle from its nested position to an operating position will cause corresponding retracting movement of the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1982
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventors: James A. Reed, Edwin W. Davis
  • Patent number: 4312203
    Abstract: A door lock has a flush-mountable body. A forwardly facing recess is defined by the body. A push-button actuator for operating the lock is carried by the body and is movable between normal and operating positions. A bolt is carried on the back of the body and is movable between latching and unlatching positions. A key-controlled disconnect linkage is provided for selectively drivingly connecting and disconnecting the actuator and the bolt. The disconnect linkage includes a disconnect member which is moved by a key-operated locking member between connecting and disconnecting positions located, respectively, in and out of the path of travel of a latch bolt operating arm. When the disconnect linkage drivingly connects the actuator and the bolt, movement of the actuator from its normal position to an operating position will cause corresponding unlatching movement of the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1982
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventor: Edwin W. Davis
  • Patent number: 4312204
    Abstract: A door lock has a flush-mountable body. A forwardly facing recess is defined by the body. A paddle-type handle is pivotally carried by the body and is movable between a nested position within the body recess and an operating position. A spring-projected slide bolt is carried on the back of the body and is movable between projected and retracted positions. A key-controlled disconnect linkage is provided for selectively connecting and disconnecting the handle and the bolt. The disconnect linkage includes a disconnect member which is mounted for translatory movement along one side of the bolt to bring other disconnect components selectively into and out of driving engagement. A key-operated locking member moves the disconnect member between connecting and disconnecting positions. When the disconnect linkage drivingly connects the handle and the bolt, movement of the handle from its nested position to an operating position will cause corresponding retracting movement of the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1982
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventor: Edwin W. Davis
  • Patent number: 4312202
    Abstract: A door lock has a flush-mountable body. A forwardly facing recess is defined by the body. A paddle-type handle is pivotally carried by the body and is movable between a nested position within the body recess and an operating position. A spring-projected slide bolt is carried on the back of the body and is movable between projected and retracted positions. A key-controlled disconnect linkage is provided for selectively connecting and disconnecting the handle and the bolt. The linkage includes a disconnect member which is movably mounted on the bolt. The disconnect member is moved by a key-operated cam between connecting and disconnecting positions. When the disconnect linkage drivingly connects the handle and the bolt, movement of the handle from its nested position to an operating position will cause corresponding retracting movement of the bolt. When the disconnect linkage disconnects the handle from the bolt, movement of the handle is inoperative to cause retracting movement of the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1982
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventors: John V. Pastva, Jr., Albert L. Pelcin
  • Patent number: 4309884
    Abstract: A door lock has a flush-mountable body. A forwardly facing recess is defined by the body. A paddle-type handle is pivotally carried by the body and is movable between a nested position within the body recess and an operating position. A spring-projected slide bolt is carried on the back of the body and is movable between projected and retracted positions. A key-controlled disconnect linkage is provided for selectively connecting and disconnecting the handle and the bolt. The disconnect linkage includes an operating member which is pivotally mounted on the body at a location behind the handle, a key-control which is carried on the handle, and a disconnect member which is carried by the key control for movement into and out of driving engagement with the operating member. The operating member has an arm which extends through an opening formed in the back of the body and into driving engagement with the bolt. A two-piece guard shields the members of the disconnect linkage from access by would-be intruders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventor: Edwin W. Davis
  • Patent number: 4301625
    Abstract: A vibratory finishing machine has a bowl structure supported by elastomeric mounts, and a drive system for vibrating the bowl structure about a node point located along a vertical center axis of the bowl structure. Each of the elastomeric mounts has one portion secured to the bowl structure, and another portion secured to a base structure. The one and another portions define an axis of each mount. The mounts are located in a horizontal plane in which the node point lies and are arranged such that their axes intersect the center axis above the node point. The intersection point lies near or at the center of mass of a loaded bowl structure. The bowl structure includes a replaceable liner of simpler construction than prior replaceable liners. An adjustable eccentric weight assembly permits the gyratory characteristics of the bowl structure to be changed to meet different operating requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1981
    Assignee: Rampe Research
    Inventor: John F. Rampe
  • Patent number: 4300797
    Abstract: A lightweight, compactly foldable recreation enclosure particularly useful as a camper capsule for automobiles is releasably mountable about trunk portions of an automobile without requiring the formation of holes in the automobile body, whereby the watertight integrity of the automobile trunk compartment is maintained. The enclosure has side, front, top and back wall portions which are foldable to compactly overlie the trunk compartment of an automobile, thereby enabling a relatively large camper capsule having a capability of sleeping three adults to be collapsed to a substantially reduced size for over-the-road travel. In one embodiment, the foldable side, front, top and back wall portions are formed from rigid materials and are pivotally mounted for folding. In another embodiment, the foldable side wall portions are formed from flexible material such as canvas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1981
    Inventors: William N. Whitley, James M. Whitley
  • Patent number: 4299342
    Abstract: A carrier for releasably receiving, retaining and carrying hook portions of a plurality of coat hangers includes a C-shaped member having upper and lower portions which overlie each other and which extend substantially in a common plane. The upper leg portion is of sufficient size relative to the size of one's hand to effectively distribute the load of a plurality of garment-carrying hangers across the width of one's hand. The lower leg portion is provided with a hanger-hook receiving structure which defines an opening extending parallel to at least a part of the lower leg portion for releasably receiving and retaining hook portions of a plurality of hangers with such hangers extending substantially within the common plane. In one embodiment, the receiving structure includes a depending formation defining the opening into which a plurality of hanger-hooks are insertable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1981
    Inventors: Milton Kessler, Ronald N. Kessler
  • Patent number: 4295431
    Abstract: A pallet for receiving, retaining and facilitating the transportation of pressurized gas cylinders includes three fixed, upstanding fence-like side walls and a pair of upper and lower gate members defining a fourth, openable side wall. The fixed upstanding side walls extend around three sides of the perimeter of a generally rectangular floor structure. Posts are provided at the four corners of the floor structure and extend upwardly above the top surface of the floor structure. The upper gate member is nonreleasably but movably connected to a first one of the posts and is releasably connected to a second one of the posts. The upper gate member is movable between a retaining position extending between the first and second posts, and a loading position nested within the first of the posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Assignee: AGA AB
    Inventor: Lars G. Stavlo
  • Patent number: D261337
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Assignee: Tool Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond W. Fink
  • Patent number: D262027
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1981
    Inventor: Frederick Francis