Patents Represented by Attorney C. Hercus Just
  • Patent number: 5337949
    Abstract: A combination photo or art easel and self-mailer comprising a main central four-sided panel having four contiguous sub-panels respectively reversibly foldably-connected to the edges of said central panel, one sub-panel having assembly instructions on one surface, an opposite sub-panel having thereon or receiving a photo or art object, a third sub-panel having securing ears tuckable into receiving slits in an opposite fourth sub-panel, whereby one surface of the assembly of folded connected panels comprises an easel showing an art view or photograph and the opposite surface of reversely-folded panels comprises an outer surface of a mailing piece. Several additional features comprise optional variations of foldable projections respectively to support the assembled panels as an easel selectively disposable upon a horizontal surface for display of a photo or art object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Inventor: Wayne C. Seeley
  • Patent number: 5316065
    Abstract: A burglar and storm-resistant cover for windows or doors and the like comprising a frame including an upper frame member and a pair of vertical U-shaped channels connected to the ends of the upper frame member and spaced to receive for vertical movement respectively of the opposite end portions of metallic louvers respectively having a relatively narrow and normally uppermost panel integral with a depending relatively wide vertical panel, a pair of first cables respectively adjacent opposite end portions of the louvers and having associated devices arranged to maintain the louvers in spaced relationship when extended vertically to close the window or door to view, coiling arrangements operable to contract the louvers into complete or partial compact manner, a pair of second cables respectively associated with the opposite end portions of the louvers and connected at their lower ends to end portions of the lowermost louver for elevation of the same when coiled in the upper portion of tile frame, and a pair of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Inventor: Ira J. Alligood
  • Patent number: 5275558
    Abstract: A dental handpiece provided with a handle and a head on one end thereof in which a turbine rotates at high speeds and accommodates a cutting bur having an axial through opening to direct a preferably hygienic coolant directly through the cutting end of the bur, while the opposite end of the bur, on the interior of the head, is highly polished and absolutely flat for rotating engagement with one surface of a rotary liquid seal including a seal member of very hard substance in combination with a pliable compressible member engaging the opposite surface of the seal member, the combination being housed within a recess extending upwardly in a push button on the head or other finger-operated bur release mechanism on the head and having coaxial fluid openings communicating axially with the through opening in the bur and fluid passage in the push button leading from a fluid supply conduit in the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Inventor: John S. Seney
  • Patent number: 5262048
    Abstract: This invention comprises an apparatus and a method of using it to recover petroleum from a spill or the like floating, for example, on a body of water. Powder particles which have a strong affinity for combining physically with petroleum are adapted either to be sprayed upon the spill to adsorb it or surround the floating particles with a boom for movement to apparatus including a centrifuge operated at high speeds to separate the petroleum from the particles and thereby recover the same. The preferred apparatus also includes a porous boom containing such particles and surrounding a slick with said boom which floats on the body of water on which the spill is disposed and, with the aid of tugboats or the like, the boom adsorbs petroleum and the tugboats move the boom to discharge mechanism. The apparatus also includes devices operable to remove adsorbed particles from the boom and recover the petroleum from the particles by centrifugal action as stated above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Inventors: Edwin H. Zimmerman, Percy N. Glynn
  • Patent number: 5197236
    Abstract: A waterproof cover for a multiple bale stack of forage material arranged in a peaked pile of bales, the cover having opposite edges provided with hems having spaced notch-like openings therein along the edges of the hems which respectively receive a series of rods in longitudinally-spaced position in the hems, a series of U-shaped members connected at the ends thereof respectively to the rods with the rounded ends of the members projecting through the notch-like openings, a series of parallel tie strands disposable beneath the stack of bales in alignment with the U-shaped members on the rods in the hems, and the opposite ends of the tie strands being connectable respectively to the U-shaped members to secure the cover to the top and sides of the stack of bales.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Inventors: Leonard Calhoun, Ivan W. Martin
  • Patent number: 5161826
    Abstract: A composite medical information and identity card adapted to be carried by a person who has had surgery resulting in installation of one or more metallic elements in his or her body of the type which, when passing through an X-ray inspection unit, results in the metal causing an alarm to be given. The card is composite and comprises a small basic card upon which is shown on one surface the name of the person, indication of the type of surgery, and the surgeon's name. The reverse side of the card is laminated with small photographs in side-by-side position respectively of the person's head and the X-ray of the surgery on the person, the card and photographs being sealed between two similar small sheets of transparent thermoplastic film which extend beyond the edges of the card sufficiently to be permanently heat-sealed and form a composite card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Inventors: Peter J. Van Giesen, J. Joseph Danyo
  • Patent number: 5150477
    Abstract: The invention comprises a gown of the type such as used in hospitals or offices of a physician to cover the torso and shoulder region of an otherwise relatively nude person, the gown including a relatively narrow front panel connected at one end to a substantially wider rear panel of which the elongated side portions comprise flaps of the latter and are adapted to be adjustably lapped over side edge portions of the front panel, the connected area of the panels having a head-receiving opening, and elongated tie members respectively extend from the outermost edges of the rear panel and across the front panel and are tied in a bowknot to detachably secure the respective panels in enclosing manner on the torso of a person while permitting ready arrangement of the panels to permit medical examination or for toilet purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Inventors: Joyce E. Elberson, Mary F. Ritchey
  • Patent number: 5095870
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine which includes a combustion head adapted to be bolted to the top of a cylinder block and includes a solid cylindrical rotary valve extending longitudinally in a complementary bore in the head which is parallel to the axis of the crankshaft of the engine. The valve has a pair of cutout passages respectively in different rotary angular positions relative to each cylinder in the engine and respectively comprising intake and exhaust passages that communicate respectively with gas inlet ports and exhaust outlet ports in the combustion head, thereby providing a simple substitute for poppet-type valves and the operating mechanism therefor in internal combustion gasoline engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Inventors: George C. Place, Clifford G. Rahrig
  • Patent number: 5081781
    Abstract: A gun-loading device comprising a base member having a socket to receive the muzzle of a gun to be loaded with a charge of powder and/or a bullet, a storage cylinder provided with a plurality of bores in a circular pattern which receive such charges and is rotatable about a fixed axis of the base member, a top or upper inlet member has an opening through which a plunger is perpendicularly slideable to push, sequentially, the charges of powder in the bores through a discharge opening in the base member, and a non-twistable connecting member extends between the base and inlet members to connect them together with the rotatable cylinder being rotatable therebetween. Quick-releasable latch members preferably are used to secure the connecting member respectively to the base and inlet members, as well as render the elements readily disassembled for cleaning, and the preferred material from which the components of the device are formed is synthetic resin, such as "LEXAN" or A.B.F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Inventors: Emil L. Kanyuck, Carl J. Winters, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5076193
    Abstract: This invention pertains to an elongated tubular receptacle adapted and arranged to contain one or more essential accouterments available on pleasure boats, such as signal flares and compressed gas cylinders, and the receptacle includes mechanism to secure the receptacle suitably to a support member on a boat deck or wall, such as a vertical stanchion and includes mechanism adapted to readily remove the accouterments from the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Keim
  • Patent number: 5041050
    Abstract: A doll head and wig combination in which the head has a groove in the rear surface thereof extending between the ears and the wig has a rim of which a limited extent thereof is elastic and is tightly received in the groove in the head and the forward portion of the wig extends across the forehead above the eyes, and patches or strips of adhesive material are mounted on the inside of the forward portion of the wig or upon the upper forehead for separable attachment of the wig to the forehead of the doll head or, alternatively, pairs of detachable patches of "Velcro" are mounted respectively on the forehead of the doll in spaced relationship and on corresponding locations on the interior of the wig, both of which arrangements permit limited adjustable positioning of the forward edge of the wig relative to the forehead of the doll incident to maintaining the elastic in tight relationship in the groove in the rear portion of the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Inventors: Mary F. Ritchey, Joyce E. Elberson
  • Patent number: 5005544
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing or eliminating the flexing of an engine rocker shaft at high RPM conditions. In one aspect of the invention, an elongated block stud is utilized in conjunction with a rocker shaft pillar mount to more securely hold the rocker shaft in position by having all forces transmitted to a block stud which is secured to the engine block. In a second aspect of the invention, a two-piece rocker shaft center support is utilized with the lowermost piece being secured to the cylinder head by a block stud threaded into the engine block. The rocker shaft thus is secured in position along its full length between each rocker arm no matter what cylinder head configuration is encountered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Inventor: Earl M. Spangler
  • Patent number: 4997152
    Abstract: A hoist-type support for use by hunters to support game objects and including a top head having circumferentially-spaced notches in excess of two and each notch pivotally receiving the upper end of a leg in a manner to limit the outward movement of the leg beyond a maximum angle of to the horizontal plane of the top head. A block and tackle unit having two blocks with the tackle extending therebetween, one of said blocks being connected to and depending from the top head and also having one end of the tackle fixed thereto. The other block having means to which game objects are connected for support thereby and the block and tackle unit also having a locking member which is operable automatically to prevent lowering of the other block after a game object has been connected thereto and elevated to a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Inventors: Harold H. Wagman, Chris L. Wagman, Craig L. Wagman
  • Patent number: 4934319
    Abstract: A combination bird feeder, tubular post and a connection device which includes a bracket having similar ends attachable to the bottom of the feeder, a compressible member insertable in the upper end of the post, and a nut and bolt extendable through the bracket and compressible member and when the nut is tightened on the bolt, the compressible member expands and frictionally engages the interior of the upper end of the post and thereby secures the feeder to the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Inventor: H. James Waltemeyer
  • Patent number: 4920603
    Abstract: An industrial-type washing machine having a washing compartment and a rinsing compartment in immediate longitudinal alignment with each other and having spray jets respectively receiving washing and rinsing solutions from separate reservoirs and applied under pressure to the upper and lower surfaces of a strip of metal as it passes along a defined path therefor in the compartments, the exit end of the washing compartment being spaced a limited distance from the entrance end of the rinsing compartment to provide application of liquid-removing air sprays applied against the strip and spaced outwardly from the exit end of the rinsing compartment is an air jet compartment in which air from the jets effects drying of the metal strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Keim, William R. Pattison
  • Patent number: 4871154
    Abstract: A work holding device to support objects for the use of handicapped persons and, more particularly, persons haivng only one hand, the device being attachable to a wheelchair or similar supporting items upon which a handicapped person may sit or lie and it includes a housing upon or to which objects may be clamped for use by such person. The housing is attached for substantially universal adjustment upon the upper end of a post-like device which is attached to the wheelchair or the like. The device has clamping mechanism operated by a reversible electric motor powered by batteries and switches are included which selectively are actuated either by human breath blowing out or drawing inward for suction or by a switch actuated by a foot of the handicapped person. The device has a monitored and controlled clamping pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Inventor: John S. Seney
  • Patent number: 4869668
    Abstract: An air-turbine type dental handpiece in which the handle has separate passages for air and water under pressure respectively to drive the turbine to rotate a bur and furnish cooling water to the bur which has an axial passage entirely therethrough to direct the cooling water where the cutting end of the bur contacts tooth material for producing a dental preparation to receive filling material and the like. The head of the handpiece has a chamber within which the turbine and bearings are mounted and also includes a rotary coupling to direct cooling water to the inner end of the axial passage of said bur and prevent escape of the cooling water to the interior of the chamber for the turbine and bearings. Control mechanism to furnish and regulate the pressure of air and water to the handpiece also comprises part of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1989
    Inventor: John S. Seney
  • Patent number: 4850754
    Abstract: A drilling machine operable to drill holes in desired patterns and diameters in circuit boards and similar items and the machine is provided with a base upon which a planar support is movable parallel to the base respectively in directions transverse to each other by power mechanism, an elongated support mounted above the planar support in parallelism therewith and at least one turret-like head is rotatable about the axis of and is supported by the elongated support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Assignee: Ashcombe Products Company
    Inventors: Henry M. Thornton, John S. Thornton, Eugene A. Munchel
  • Patent number: 4846700
    Abstract: A lead frame having opposite rows of leads to be connected to the edges of a semi-conductor device and heads on one end of the leads provided with similar angularly related legs between which the edges of the device are received for ultimate soldered connection thereto, the leads and corresponding heads respectively extending from opposite sides of an elongated supporting strip connected at the ends thereof to the lead frame adjacent recesses in the frame to permit bending of the rows of leads substantially along the axis of the supporting strip and thereby extend the heads of the leads upwardly to cause the uppermost legs of the heads of opposite rows thereof to be spaced apart a distance greater than the width of the device to be connected thereto while the ends of the rows of lowermost legs of the heads are spaced a distance less than the width of the device to be supported thereon prior to the rows of leads being reversely bent to restore the bent leads and heads thereon to the plane of the frame and ther
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Inventor: Richard K. Dennis
  • Patent number: 4816427
    Abstract: A lead frame having opposite rows of leads to be connected to the edges of a semi-conductor device and heads on one end of said leads provided with similar angularly related legs between which the edges of the device are received for ultimate soldered connection thereto, the leads and corresponding heads respectively extending from opposite sides of an elongated supporting strip connected at the ends thereof to spaced locations on the lead frame and when the ends of the leads extending from one side of the strip are depressed from the plane of the frame, the ends of the strip where connected to the frame are twisted to extend the headed ends of the leads upwardly and thereby cause the uppermost legs of the heads of opposite rows thereof to be spaced apart a distance greater than the width of the device to be connected thereto while the ends of the rows of lowermost legs of the heads are closer together than the width of the device and receive the same for support thereon prior to the rows of leads being resto
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Inventor: Richard K. Dennis