Patents Represented by Law Firm Dominik, Knechtel, Godula & Demeur
  • Patent number: 4112127
    Abstract: A dough processor is disclosed in which a pair of parallel rollers are geared for coacting space relationship to pass a predetermined amount of dough therebetween. Means are provided to adjust the spaced relationship between the rollers, and in fixed dimensional relationship each to the other so that firm spacing takes place as the dough is repeatedly processed between the rollers. A preferred ratchet type mechanism for adjusting the space between the rollers is provided. Gear reduction for the handle permits use by the average homemaker, and optionally the same may be power driven.The method contemplates the steps of sequentially and repeatedly passing the preformed amount of dough through the rollers, and adjusting the space closer and closer until the desired thickness is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1978
    Assignee: Popeil Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel J. Popeil
  • Patent number: 4105348
    Abstract: Building components are disclosed for constructing of frames, enclosures, and the like, comprising hollow edge struts all of uniform cross section, with the ends of each edge strut providing a female joint. Interlocking members are provided having a central member with a plurality of legs extending outwardly from the central member and at fixed angles to each other, the legs each defining a male member adapted to be inserted in said female joint. The legs have locking clip recesses formed therein in at least two adjacent surfaces of the legs, the locking clip recesses spanning substantially the entire width and length of the surfaces of the legs. An abuttment shoulder is formed at the central member and end of the locking clip recess which the edge strut butts up against when installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1978
    Assignee: AMCO Engineering Company
    Inventors: Edwin V. Anderson, Joseph A. Mack
  • Patent number: 4103139
    Abstract: Welding apparatus for welding railroad rails of a construction such that it is movable plus or minus approximately two feet to compensate for the position of the continuous rail, i.e., the already welded together rail sections, as the latter is removed from the welding apparatus. Accordingly, the entire length of the continuous rail need not be moved to properly position it with respect to the welding apparatus to form or make a subsequent weld.The welding apparatus also is provided with a vertical clamping and aligning system and a horizontal clamping and aligning system, each of which contain pairs of hydraulic cylinders, one of which is larger than the other, with the larger cylinder in each case being operable to a set position with respect to the rail line of the apparatus, to position the rail. The smaller cylinder than operates to effectively clamp the rail against an arm operated by the larger cylinder. Both of the pairs of cylinders are fed from the same source of hydraulic power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Assignee: H. A. Schlatter AG
    Inventor: Hans R. Zollinger
  • Patent number: 4099354
    Abstract: There is disclosed a post footing form holder and stabilizer system which is formed by a plurality of legs having upper and lower ends, each of the legs provided with means for mounting the legs to a post form along the lower end thereof, post form carrying means associated with the legs for accommodating and carrying the post form along the lower end thereof, the legs being further provided with stop means mounted thereon and spaced a distance upwardly from the lower end of the legs, and including stabilizer means associated with the post form holder for stabilizing and maintaining the post form in position when constructing a post footing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1978
    Inventor: Mario Louis DePirro
  • Patent number: 4093120
    Abstract: A railroad crossing structure comprising one or more elastomeric pads which preferably have a flexible plate of a concave cross-section imbedded within them. The elastomeric pads are abutted together side-by-side and/or end-to-end to form the crossing, and the abutting edges thereof are formed with interlocking means to provide moisture-proof seams between them. The elastomeric pads are secured in place by means of rods extended longitudinally through them, with the ends of the rods being secured to anchor means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1978
    Assignee: Park Rubber Company
    Inventor: David L. Canfield
  • Patent number: 4087251
    Abstract: A fat recovery system for hide fleshings and trimmings is disclosed having a grinder for comminuting the fleshings and trimmings, the same being oriented to deliver its parts into a cooker having a steam jacket tube with an interior screw conveyor. After the particulate material has passed through the cooker, a drum type rotary screen is provided from which fat will drop, and the particulate materials pass into a press. Thereafter the solid particulates are removed and the liquid products are delivered into a settling vessel which is heated by steam pipes. Optionally, a drying tank may also be provided. The method of the subject invention essentially includes comminuting the fleshings and trimmings, passing the same through a confined passageway, and agitating the same simultaneously to prevent the particles from coalescing. Thereafter, the particles are screened, and the remaining solids passed into means for pressing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1978
    Assignee: George H. Elliott Company
    Inventor: James Cary Dobbs
  • Patent number: 4084723
    Abstract: A combined container and container opener is disclosed, which is formed as an integral unit with a top end wall of the container having at least one punctum positioned on its surface, and the bottom end wall of the container having at least one protruding member being positionally mounted in vertical alignment with the corresponding punctum of the top end wall. To effect opening of the container, one container having the bottom end wall protruding members is aligned on top of a second container having the top end wall with correspondingly shaped and sized puncta, and by the use of manual pressure, the protruding members will puncture the puncta to permit access to the contents of the punctured container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1978
    Inventor: Richard P. Parker
  • Patent number: 4082349
    Abstract: A rugged rolling high chair for commercial duty, as in restaurants and cafeterias, in which preformed rigid tubular members are interconnected relative to a one piece molded seat member to obtain a stable assembly. An upper frame member is in the form of a closed loop having a front part, spaced side parts, and a forwardly tilting rear part, the rear part supportingly contacting the backrest of the molded seat and the side parts supportingly contacting the sides of the seat. Each of a unitary pair of leg members have front and rear legs connected by a top transverse portion which also supportingly contacts the sides of the molded seat. A cross brace spans aligned front legs of the unitary leg member and supportingly contacts the bottom of the one piece molded seat. A rigid crotch bar is joined to the cross brace and the front part of the upper frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1978
    Assignee: Central Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: William Ballenger
  • Patent number: 4079677
    Abstract: There is disclosed a bracing bar assembly for use in connection with a cargo container which includes a tubular freight bar having a hollow interior, a pair of upper and lower interiorly formed rails extending the length of the brace bar forming lock channels at each end of the brace bar, a lock assembly formed by a main body portion having a horizontally elongate configuration and sized so as to be slideably positionable within the lock channel, the exterior end of the main body portion of the lock assembly provided with a latch mechanism including a lower notched end and an upper end having a spring loaded finger latch and brace bar and lock assembly cooperating lock holding means to hold each of the lock assemblies in position within the lock channels of the brace bar to complete the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1978
    Inventors: Buford E. Vandergriff, Kerry E. Stokes
  • Patent number: 4079917
    Abstract: A whipper is shown having a crank secured to a gear housing assembly which in turn orbitally drives a beater plate, the beater plate having three beaters secured thereto in removable relationship. The gear housing assembly is proportioned to fit atop a substantially cylindrical bowl, and the beaters with their included tines are proportioned to extend downwardly in open ended fashion. The gear housing assembly includes a housing which is removably secured to the combination of the beater plate and the ring gear plate by means of a bayonet-type fastener at the periphery of both which coacts with the housing, and more particularly the crank to removably secure the same. An ejector is provided within the housing to assist in removing the crank, and free the housing for rotation with respect to the combination of the ring gear plate and beater plate and associated gears to separate the same for purposes of cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1978
    Assignee: Popeil Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel J. Popeil
  • Patent number: 4078906
    Abstract: A diamond abrading disc having a discontinuous pattern, and a method for making such a disc, distributing a layer of diamond particles over an abrading surface in a disc body having interspersed conductive metal zones and resist zones, and initially bonding the diamond particles to the metal zone by electrodeposition of nickel while the disc body is in horizontal position in an electrochemical bath. The diamond particles at the resist zones are then dislodged by tilting and shaking the disc body, and then repositioning the body vertically in the bath so that the initially bonded diamond particles at the metal zones may be finally bonded with further electrodeposition of nickel. The resist zones may be provided by applying resist material on a metal surface of a disc through a pattern of openings in a screen. Alternatively, conductive metal zones may be formed on a body of non-conductive material, which otherwise are resist zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1978
    Assignee: Elgin Diamond Products Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas R. Green
  • Patent number: 4077123
    Abstract: A cutting board case and knife set is shown in which the cutting board comprises two halves, folded along a center line, and secured together by means of a sliding bolt type latch. The two halves are hinged, and each half has a knife handle recess which accommodates one half of the handle of the knife, the cutting blade extending longitudinally adjacent the center fold portion of the cutting board. The two halves of the cutting board, when folded together, have a releasable lock and provision may be made for a hanging handle, and also for stopper buttons on the base used to secure the same against dislodgement. The forward end of the cutting board is tapered, and the preferred knife handle is kidney shaped with a flat base for guiding the same along the cutting board, a finger guide at its forward portion, and a central open grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1978
    Assignee: Popeil Brothers, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel J. Popeil, Lorenzo Anthony Ruiz
  • Patent number: 4077144
    Abstract: A warning panel trailer in which the warning panel, with the plurality of discrete electrical image display means, is raised to various operative positions along a column support and lowered to an inoperative position in an elongated seat on top of a platform of the trailer. The seat extends between the front and back of the trailer so that the travelling trailer stores the warning panel with an edge facing the direction of travel and the plane of the panel facing away from such direction of travel. The warning panel is lowered and raised by a winched cable which turns around a lower pulley assembly adjacent the platform of the trailer and an upper, pivotally mounted pulley assembly which rotates with the warning panel when selectively positioning the warning panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1978
    Assignee: Beatrice Foods
    Inventor: Willem C. Smits
  • Patent number: 4074985
    Abstract: A readily disassembled filter assembly for a carburetor air intake housing, which assembly has upper and lower plastic, metal or rubber mounting rings with annular seating grooves on the interior sides, and such seating grooves snugly but removably receive an annular foraminous flame resister support and an elongated filter element wrapped around said support. The filtering element has a substantially uniform thickness substantially greater than that of the rigid foraminous support, and said filtering element having opposite regular sides which are unbroken. The mounting rings retain upper and lower portions of the foraminous support and wrapped filter element within the seating groove, but such mounting rings may be simply pulled apart so that the filtering element may be unwrapped for washing or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1978
    Inventor: Raymond Zeno Willas
  • Patent number: 4073593
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to power screed boards or apparatus for leveling, settling and/or compacting material such as concrete. More particularly, it relates to a method and apparatus which can be easily and quickly removably secured to a length of board such as a 2.times.4 or the like to thereby adapt or convert the length of board to a power screed board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1978
    Assignee: Custom Trailers Mfg., Inc.
    Inventor: Nelson J. Storm
  • Patent number: 4073282
    Abstract: A solar collector for use in receiving solar radiation and converting the same to heat. A matrix of plural layers of slit-and-expanded sheets are contained within the solar collector and the heat produced by the matrix absorbing solar radiation is transferred by convection into a forced fluid path. The surfaces of the slit-and-expanded sheets are coated to absorb and convert the radiant energy to heat and the various layers are relatively positioned at to provide improved tracking of the sun in its diurnal path, the sheets having unidirectional raised portions to more efficiently absorb the sun's rays. A reflective surface behind the matrix reflects solar energy back into the matrix. A fluid, usually air, is heated by convection as it is forced through the matrix in the solar collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1978
    Inventor: Arno H. Schriefer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4071165
    Abstract: A paper dispenser which provides a receptacle for holding a supply of paper or memo sheets and having an overlying retainer hingedly mounted on the receptacle with a depending member pivotally mounted on the retainer adapted to engage a topmost sheet on the supply of sheets and advance one sheet at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1978
    Inventor: Norbert Leopoldi
  • Patent number: 4071218
    Abstract: A plastic can clip for engaging the top chine of cans, particularly beer cans for decorative display. The clip has a capture space between front, top and rear walls, and a lip extending from the bottom of the rear wall towards the front wall to define a mouth into the capture space. An offset bracket extends from the rear wall, and has means for mounting to a support so that the rear wall is spaced from said support, thereby leading to improved suspension of the can which tilts backwardly so that the bottom chine contacts the support. Such can clips can be selectively mounted to a support, removably or affixed to the support, and one or more of such clips can be mounted to decorative supports such as plaques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1978
    Inventors: Richard D. Pecka, Raymond J. Templin
  • Patent number: D251948
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1979
    Inventor: Walter Krasicki
  • Patent number: D252997
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1979
    Inventor: Walter Krasicki