Patents Represented by Law Firm DeLio & Associates
  • Patent number: 5195554
    Abstract: Shielded assembly for the delivery of fuel entirely disappearing into the ground and adapted to be used as gasoline pump in civil, in particular military, airports and heliports, bus stations, garages, gas station, said assembly comprising a gasoline pump vertically displaceable between an operative position and a concealed, shielded rest position in which it is entirely received in a casing buried in the ground and closed by a rugged manhole cover which is effraction-free, the vertical movements of the displaceable pump being controlled by a hydraulic cylinder and piston assembly coaxial with the telescopic pipes supplying the gasoline pump with the fuel of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Inventor: Cutore Gaetano
  • Patent number: 5188048
    Abstract: A four-man rowing shell comprises an elongated hull made of a laminate of a fiber composite skin and having a pointed bow and stern and a hull surface tapering smoothly to a maximum beam and draft therebetween, the hull surface having a waterline length of at least 41.4 feet, a hull entry angle between about 3.85 and 4.70 degrees, a hull exit angle between about 4.78 and 5.84 degrees, a maximum draft below the waterline of between about 0.525 and 0.56 feet, inclusive, and a maximum beam of between about 1.48 and 1.60 feet, inclusive, when the shell is normally loaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1993
    Inventors: Michael Vespoli, Bruce Nelson, Carl Scragg
  • Patent number: 5184991
    Abstract: An exercise device comprises a frame having a seat mounted thereon and a pair of handlebars extending rearwardly from and pivotally attached to the frame at a point forward of the seat, each of the handlebars being individually moveable back and forth by the arms of a user of the device. A foot pedal is rigidly attached to and extends rearwardly from each of the handlebars, each foot pedal being individually moveable down and up by the legs of a user of the device. A weight platform is rigidly attached to each of the handlebars for supporting individual weights, the weight platform extending forwardly of the pivot point. The weight platform is raised and lowered in an arc around the pivot point upon back and forth movement of the handlebars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Inventor: John Brangi
  • Patent number: 5180329
    Abstract: A device for automatically shearing hooves from a carcass continuously moving along an overhead rail including a frame horizontally slidable on a base and a shearing assembly vertically slidable on the frame. Drivers are provided to move the shearing assembly to the proper position relative to the hooves on an approaching carcass and to move a blade on the shearing assembly from the open to the closed position. The positioning drivers are controlled by sensors that detect the horizontal and vertical location of the approaching hooves. A pass-through shearing region defined by the shearing assembly preferably accommodates two hooves simultaneously and guides are provided to sweep the shearing region and direct the hooves into the path of the blade. The blade driver is actuated responsive to a signal from a carcass position sensor indicating the presence of a hoof in the shearing region. Multiple safety interlocks are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Assignee: Jarvis Products Corporation
    Inventor: Philip G. Meyer
  • Patent number: 5172429
    Abstract: A combination suspenders for use with button and buttonless trousers includes interchangeable clip ends and button strap ends connected to the suspender straps via a clip carrier. The clip carrier is formed of a horizontally folded flexible material forming a channel which engages a button strap end or a connector on the clip end having a pair of horizontally extending opposed arms. In one embodiment, the clip connector is T-shaped with outwardly extending arms and engages the channel via a slit which vertically bisects the channel into opposed halves. In another embodiment, the clip connector is C-shaped and engages the channel from the outside with inwardly extending arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Assignee: New England Accessories
    Inventor: Cyril Lucier
  • Patent number: 5170908
    Abstract: An eating plate with: a hole to receive a beverage container with a flange; a handle; slots to receive a fork, knife and spoon; and a hole to receive a napkin. A beverage container with a flange to fit into the hole in this eating plate. A knife, a fork, and a spoon to fit into the slots in this eating plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Inventor: Vincent P. Austin
  • Patent number: 5169690
    Abstract: A roofing system incorporates a fire resistant asphalt composition comprising a thermoplastic elastomer modified bitumen, a filler, a brominated diphenyl ether, antimony oxide, and zinc borate. The asphalt composition is utilized with and impregnated into at least one layer of fiberglass or polyester mat. Preferably at least two layers are utilized wherein an upper layer is a fiberglass mat and a lower layer is a polyester mat, both mat layers being impregnated with the composition. In its preferred formulation, the asphalt composition comprises, in weight percent, about 30% to 90% bitumen, about 4% to 16% styrene-butadiene-styrene copolymer, about 10% to 40% filler, and up to about 20% each of the brominated diphenyl ether, the antimony oxide, and the zinc borate. The preferred brominated diphenyl ether is decabromodiphenyl ether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: GS Roofing Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Zimmerman, David Ploense, Robert Lilleston, Mario Butera
  • Patent number: 5158056
    Abstract: A trigger system for the ignition system of an internal combustion engine having a crankcase with a rotatable crankshaft includes an aluminum disk-shaped hub for connection to the crankshaft and rotatable therewith on the end opposite the flywheel of the engine. The hub has at least one weight formed into the hub and offset from its center of gravity for balancing and reducing vibration of the engine during operation. A plurality of magnets or other magnetically responsive elements are provided in openings in a flange extending around the periphery of the hub. A stationary sensor is mounted adjacent the hub for detecting impulses from the magnetically responsive elements as the hub rotates and utilizing the impulses to trigger the ignition system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: Torque Converters, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond King
  • Patent number: 5158319
    Abstract: In an all-terrain baby carriage comprising a frame, a seat or cradle for the baby mounted on the frame, two drum-shaped wheels mounted fore and aft, and a swivelling steering wheel assembly mounted on a hinged frame member. The steering wheel assembly may be moved by the hinged frame member between a hard surface configuration wherein the steering wheel assembly is lowered into contact with the hard surface, with the front drum wheel being out of contact with the hard surface, and a soft surface configuration wherein both drum wheels are in contact with the soft surface with the steering wheel assembly being raised out of contact with the soft surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Inventors: Barbara Norcia, James Norcia
  • Patent number: 5156931
    Abstract: A battery strength indicating and switch means on a battery which is coupled across the terminals of the battery and which is provided with an indicating means to indicate the strength of the battery and in addition, the battery strength indicating means is also provided with an in-line switch which can easily be depressed to complete the circuit so as to place the indicator means across the terminals of the cell and display the charge of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Assignee: Strategic Energy Ltd.
    Inventors: James R. Burroughs, Alan N. O'Kain
  • Patent number: 5156917
    Abstract: A composition capable of being applied as a film and hardening to form a protective layer on the back of a mirror comprises a fluid organic resin and a corrosion inhibitor selected from the group consisting of dicyandiamide and metal or acid salt thereof. The organic resin may be any thermoplastic or thermosetting resin suitable for coating the reflective and other metallic layers of the mirror. Exemplary resins include alkyd resins, acrylic resins, modified alkyd resins, polyesters, urethane oils, vinyl halide polymers or copolymers, oleoresinous varnishes, nitrocellulose compositions, phenol-formaldehyde resin varnishes, and epoxy resins. Preferably, the resin is an alkyd or modified alkyd resin. The dicyandiamide or metal or acid salt or dicyandiamide may be present in an amount from about 0.1 to 20 weight percent, preferably 0.5 to 10 weight percent, of the organic resin coating system. The resin system should be essentially free of lead and lead salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Assignee: Lilly Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Sanford
  • Patent number: 5150520
    Abstract: A method of affixing a plurality of tubes having oval ends into a plurality of corresponding oval openings of equal circumference in the header wall of a heat exchanger. The minor diameter of the tube ends is greater than the minor diameter of the header openings and the major diameter of the tube ends is less than the major diameter of the header openings. The tube ends are inserted into corresponding openings in the header wall whereupon the minor diameter of the tube ends is reduced and the major diameter of the tube ends is increased to create a substantially fully contacting fit around the circumference with said header openings. Ends of the tubes are welded to corresponding collar openings in the header wall to form a plurality of tube-to-header joints. Flux is applied to the air-facing side of the tube-to-header joints, and molten solder is applied to the opposite liquid-facing side and flowed into any voids in the welded joints to substantially seal the joints against leakage of liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: The Allen Group Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph F. DeRisi
  • Patent number: 5149155
    Abstract: A cylindrical lock assembly for mounting in a door panel having a transverse bore includes a lock chassis adapted to fit within the bore which has lever handles on rotatable spindles for actuating a latch bolt. The chassis additionally has a support opening on at least the first side of the door panel. A support plate having a diameter greater than the bore is mounted on each side of the door panel and is non-rotatably secured to the panel. The support plate includes an opening corresponding to and aligned with the chassis support opening. A threaded support plate fastener having a hollow, elongated body with an internal opening extending along its length is adapted to extend through the opening in one of the support plates and into the chassis support opening to non-rotatably secure the chassis to the support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Assignee: Arrow Lock Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Ben J. Caeti, Paul Raybary, Boris Grinshpon
  • Patent number: 5143789
    Abstract: A lead-free composition capable of being applied as a film and hardening to form a protective layer on the back of a mirror comprises a fluid organic resin and a corrosion inhibitor selected from the group consisting of dicyanadiamide, metal or acid salts of dicyandiamide, hydrogen cyanamide, and 2-cyanoacetamide. The organic resin may be any thermoplastic or thermosetting resin suitable for coating the reflective and other metallic layers of the mirror. Exemplary resins include alkyd resins, acrylic resins, modified alkyd resins, polyesters, urethane oils, vinyl halide polymers or copolymers, oleoresinous varnishes, nitrocellulose compositions, phenol-formaldehyde resin varnishes, and epoxy resins. Preferably, the resin is an alkyd or modified alkyd resin. The aforementioned corrosion inhibitor may be present in an amount from about 0.1 to 20 weight percent, preferably 0.5 to 10 weight percent, of the organic resin coating system. The resin system should be essentially free of lead and lead salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: Lilly Industrial Coatings, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Sanford, Joseph Soltys, Charles L. Cesnik
  • Patent number: 5138864
    Abstract: A hand tool having upper and lower jaws with a pair of complimentary solid die surfaces for contacting and compressing substantially the entire periphery of a cable connector sleeve. A plurality of plate-like intermeshing teeth and slots extend away from a pivot pin for the jaws in planes substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the pivot pin and the connector and form a U shaped opening adjacent a die surface on each of the jaws for receiving and enclosing the connector as it is compressed. At least some portions of the teeth and slots remain intermeshed as the jaws move to the opened position. The meshing slots and teeth have facing ends spaced from one another except for portions thereof contacting each other to limit closure of the jaws as the die surfaces close and compress and crimp to connector to a desired degree onto said cable. The portions of the ends of the meshing slots and teeth contacting each other are adjacent to the die surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Assignee: Ripley Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew J. Tarpill
  • Patent number: 5136811
    Abstract: A counterbalanced door assembly particularly suited for heavy-duty load bearing applications such as sidewalk access doors, and for precasting into concrete slabs, comprises a door, a frame surrounding the door, a hinge connecting the door to the frame for rotation about a first axis, a torque rod arm mounted to rotate about a second axis displaced from the first axis, and one or more torque rods. One end of the torque rod arm is connected to the torque rod to twist the torque rod as the torque rod arm rotates about the second axis thereby generating a counterbalance force. A force control mechanism, which may be a cam with a properly shaped cam surface or a link hinged at either end, receives the counterbalance force from the torque rod arm and applies it in a controlled direction over a controlled effective moment arm relative to the first axis to generate the desired counterbalance torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: The Bilco Company
    Inventor: Robert J. Lyons, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5122092
    Abstract: A power skinning knife with a drive mechanism that may be easily removed for cleaning and a high efficiency pneumatic motor. The main drive gear is located on the same side of the pinion gear as the drive mechanism cover plate permitting removal of the drive mechanism without removing the drive motor. Other improvements include a replaceable main bearing plate in case of bearing failure damage, a combined drive mechanism cover and barrier plate manufactured of a different material than the remained of the housing to increase wear resistance, hollow drive pins to reduce the oscillating mass and operating vibration, and a spring mounting for the motor to assure accurate alignment of the motor and gearing system after each disassembly of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Assignee: Jarvis Products Corporation
    Inventor: Michael A. Abdul
  • Patent number: 5110219
    Abstract: A combination beach mat/tote bag made of a sheet of terry cloth or other fabric having a pair of opposed side edges and a pair of opposed end edges, the sheet preferably being of rectangular shape. A flexible strap is attached to the sheet at the corners, and each strap has an anchor pod secured on a distal end thereof. The sheet has a handle at each of the end edges and zippers along each of the side edges. The sheet is adapted to be folded in half along a line between the side edges such that the side and end edges are superimposed and the side edges zipped up to form an open top tote bag which may be carried by the handles. The sheet is further adapted to be unzipped, unfolded and spread on a beach surface and the anchors buried below the beach surface to secure the sheet. The anchor pad is releasably secured to the strap by a snap fastener, and the snap fasteners on adjacent straps at the end edges may be further fastened to each other to form the handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Inventor: Rui P. Lopes
  • Patent number: 5100715
    Abstract: A roofing system incorporates a fire resistant asphalt composition comprising a thermoplastic elastomer modified bitumen, a filler, a brominated diphenyl ether, antimony oxide, and zinc borate. The asphalt composition is utilized with and impregnated into at least one layer of fiberglass or polyester mat. Preferably at least two layers are utilized wherein an upper layer is a fiberglass mat and a lower layer is a polyester mat, both mat layers being impregnated with the composition. In its preferred formulation, the asphalt composition comprises, in weight percent, about 30% to 90% bitumen, about 4% to 16% sytrene-butadiene-styrene copolymer, about 10% to 40% filler, and up to about 20% each of the brominated diphenyl ether, the antimony oxide, and the zinc borate. The preferred brominated diphenyl ether is decabromodiphenyl ether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Assignee: GS Roofing Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Zimmerman, David Ploense, Robert Lilleston, Mario Butera
  • Patent number: D327647
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: Epicurean International Corp.
    Inventor: Anthony R. Lemme