Patents Represented by Law Firm Dority & Flint
  • Patent number: 4476900
    Abstract: A heddle rod 16, 42, 44 is disclosed constructed of metal outer layer A and dissimilar metal and/or non-metal core B whereby most impact and wear of the heddle rod with the eye 20 of an associated heddle 18 is taken by the side edges 52, 54 of metal bars A while core B of different elasticity reduces transmission of noise. The overall structure has a high bending resistance and structural integrity to withstand the rigorous forces encountered during shedding on a loom. Other arrangements are provided offering other advantageous constructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1984
    Assignee: Steel Heddle Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: James B. Bowen
  • Patent number: 4472934
    Abstract: In a pneumatic gripper for bobbin changer devices with an elastically deformable collar in the gripper housing, the gripper housing (2) and the collar (3) are of bell-shaped construction. The collar (3) is inserted into the gripper housing (2). The collar (3) overlaps the edge (20) of the gripper housing (2) and is pressed airtightly against the edge (20) by means of a screw collar ring (4). The gripper can be produced with a simple construction and cheaply and retains the cop with directional stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1984
    Assignee: Schubert & Salzer Maschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Kurt Kriechbaum, Rainer Studtmann, Johann Walk, Fritz Haller
  • Patent number: 4470361
    Abstract: Railway sewing apparatus is disclosed for sewing and piecing together the free ends of two separate sheets of fabric which includes a frame 10 on which a horizontally extending rail A is carried. A sewing unit B is carried for horizontal movement back and forth across the rail and a sewing machine 50 is carried by the sewing unit. A D.C. drive motor 76 and rack and pinion gear drive 18, 82 impart a drive motion for driving the sewing unit B across rail A when energized. Means for driving the sewing machine 50 at a constant sewing speed is provided by a separate A.C. motor 44. An electrical control circuit 100 provides a variable output responsive to the position of the sewing unit on the rail energizing the drive motor as sensed by cams 36, 38 and switches 92, 94.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1984
    Inventor: Donald L. Smith
  • Patent number: 4467513
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are illustrated for converting a brake on a rotating turret arm 12 of a paper unwinding stand 10 from a disc brake unit to a drum brake unit which includes providing an adapter bracket 30 by means of which the turret arm 12 accommodates drum brake structure in place of the disc brake unit. The adapter bracket means 30 includes an attachment flange 32 which attaches directly to a mounting plate 22 of a removed disc brake unit 20. A support flange 34 is carried by the attachment flange which pivotably supports brake shoe means 36, 38 which engage a brake drum 46 adapted for connection to an end 16a of the paper roll shaft 16. The drum is hollow and includes a rotary union 60 through which a cooling fluid is circulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1984
    Inventor: David M. Cline
  • Patent number: 4463294
    Abstract: A control circuit for a windshield wiper motor which utilizes a plurality of infrared emitters that emit a chain of infrared pulses towards a plurality of infrared sensors. When rain passes between the infrared emitters and the infrared sensors, it will interrupt the flow of pulses therebetween. A control circuit senses the missed pulses and selectively energizes a low-speed, mid-speed and high-speed winding associated with the wiper motor for varying the speed of the windshield wipers. The device automatically controls the operation of the windshield wipers of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1984
    Inventor: Paul N. Gibson
  • Patent number: 4463323
    Abstract: A woven electrical transmission cable A is illustrated which includes a plurality of warp elements (12, 12, 14) interwoven with a weft element (16). A number of the warp elements are ground conductors (10) and a number are signal conductors (12). The ground and signal conductors are arranged in clusters (D, E) which include signal conductor pairs (12a, 12b and 12c, 12d) isolated by ground conductors (10a-10c and 10d-10f), respectively. An input signal is split at the input (20, 24) of the cluster between the signal conductor pair which is then combined at the output to provide a single output signal (28, 30). The location of the ground conductors relative to the signal conductors is fixed in the cable by interweaving of the weft (16) and warp binder yarns (14) together with the warp conductors (10, 12) whereby the characteristic impedance is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1984
    Assignee: Woven Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas E. Piper
  • Patent number: 4460189
    Abstract: A portable multi-directional hand truck A is illustrated including a frame 10 having a toe plate 14 and a pair of rear indexing wheel assemblies B. Indexing mechanism D is connected between the frame 10 and a contoured wheel C in each wheel assembly having a first position in which wheels C are aligned for forward movement and a second position for movement transverse to the forward movement. Wheels C include a contoured surface 54 for forward movement and a rounded contoured surface 56 for transverse movement. Surface 56 provides a rounded support surface over which the load may be broken and transported in which configuration the load is supported in a raised position for transporting long loads transversely down narrow passageways without dragging and sagging ends of a long load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Inventor: Frederick Goff
  • Patent number: 4460803
    Abstract: A woven jacket (A) and woven transmission cable (B) are woven together as one-piece. A common weft element (18) is interwoven between the cover (A) and cable (B) which are woven simultaneously on a loom. Weft pick (18a) is woven in the cover exclusive of the cable while weft pick (18b) is broken out of the cover and woven in the cable to physically attach these together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Assignee: Woven Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas E. Piper
  • Patent number: 4455714
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for opening and mixing the fibers from a plurality of bales according to a predetermined mixture. The device includes tongs-like gripper means which press into the fiber bales for removing fibers therefrom. A measuring means and a control means determine the width of opening of the gripper means. A control circuit is provided for receiving a signal representing the weight of the first pick-up from a particular bale and the weight of the fibers deposited in a receiver container. When the sum of these signals is equal to the preset desired weight of the fibers that are to be deposited in the receiver container, a compared signal is produced causing the tongs on successive pick-ups to be opened to a lesser degree. As a result, a high degree of accuracy is obtained when mixing to a predetermined ratio while maintaining a high production output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1984
    Assignee: Schubert & Salzer
    Inventors: Georg Goldammer, Gunter Mahrt, Joachim Dammig
  • Patent number: 4455897
    Abstract: A socket wrench device is provided as including a wrench handle having a drive head which circumferentially engages a socket having a plurality of circumferentially spaced side openings facilitating use in a minimum amount of vertical space. In an advantageous form of the invention, the drive head of the wrench handle includes a ratchet drive mechanism having a plurality of pawl fingers which engage corresponding side openings in the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1984
    Inventor: Adrian D. Jones
  • Patent number: 4452454
    Abstract: A manipulatable game which includes a spherical support member which has a plurality of circular tracks extending about the surface thereof which intersect each other at right angles. Movable members are carried on the tracks for being rotated about the spherical support member and shifted from one track to another at a junction of two of the tracks so that the movable members can be arranged according to predetermined patterns. The movable members are of different colors and have characters of the alphabet printed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1984
    Inventor: Wilton R. Greene
  • Patent number: 4451939
    Abstract: Rotary joint apparatus for a prosthesis and the like having a first section 10 and a second section 16 joined by the joint is disclosed including a housing member A connected to one of the sections and a housing member B connected to the other of said sections. A shaft C rotatably connects the housing members. A roller bearing clutch assembly D rotatably connects the housing member B to shaft C and includes an outer bearing race 18 connected to housing member B having a plurality of circumferentially spaced tapered camming portions 32 forming generally wedge-shaped camming surfaces. A plurality of roller bearings 34 are positioned in the camming portions bearing against shaft C. The roller bearings have a first position in the camming portion in which the bearings are locked between a surface 32b of the camming portion and shaft C for locking and preventing rotation relative to the shaft in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1984
    Inventor: Thompson, Johnnie W.
  • Patent number: 4451379
    Abstract: A method for removing leaves, pieces of bark, surface scum and debris from a swimming pool, fountain or other impounded body of water comprises forming on the surface of the water in the pool an approximately monomolecular film of a nonionic autophobic liquid organic material having an HLB number of 10 of less, a boiling point of 170.degree. C. or higher and a bulk viscosity less than 1000 centistokes under conditions of use, which film pushes leaves, solids, semisolids, surface scum and debris to a preselected region of the pool, fountain or impounded body of water and compacts the foreign matter for easy removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1984
    Inventor: Richard Levy
  • Patent number: 4449515
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for collecting, intensifying and storing solar energy which includes a hollow spherical vessel 10 having a polished reflective interior surface. A window 32 is provided in the wall of the vessel for allowing concentrated rays from the sun to enter into the interior of the vessel and be absorbed by a solar collector 20. The collector includes a substantially black (or a selective coating) heat absorbing surface carried by a spherical member 16 which is centrally located within the spherical vessel. Heat absorbing media 18 such as metal shots are carried within the spherical member and change from a solid state to a liquid state as it absorbs the solar energy. The heat absorbing media 18 cause radiant energy to be radiated radially in a symmetric beam pattern to the reflective vessel wall where the radiation is reflected back to the spherical member 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1984
    Assignee: Seige Corporation
    Inventor: Jack E. Nilsson, Sr.
  • Patent number: 4448770
    Abstract: A dietetic beverage, adapted for consumption by humans to maintain the balance of body fluids during periods of fluid depletion or potassium depletion, comprising an aqueous solution containing per gallon:30-50 meq of potassium ion5-10 meq of calcium ion1-3 meq of magnesium ion5-10 ounces of sucrose,provided that each of potassium, calcium and magnesium ions is in the form of a soluble salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1984
    Assignee: Electroade, Inc.
    Inventor: Elmer E. Epting, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4448036
    Abstract: A refrigeration system for cooling beverages as they are drawn from a plurality of containers and dispensed through a plurality of faucets. A pair of beverage dispensing coils are centrally carried in a housing which is filled with water. A refrigeration coil encircles the housing causing a build up of ice to take place on the inner wall of the housing. A temperature sensor is carried within a helical coil provided between the beverage dispensing coil and the ice bank for operating a compressor associated with the refrigeration coil. A power-driven paddle is centrally carried within the container for circulating the water therein and a gentle, wiping motion. In order to selectively turn on and off the power paddle, a second temperature sensor is located in a junction provided between the inputs of the beverage dispensing coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1984
    Assignee: Gerlach Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Frank M. Iannelli
  • Patent number: 4442314
    Abstract: A woven shielded cable assembly includes a woven cable (A) having a base weave pattern defined by warp and weft elements (14) and (16). A plurality of drain wires (B) are interwoven with and floated out of the base weave pattern at locations along the cable on both sides thereof to provide instantaneous and continuous draining of a conductive shield (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1984
    Assignee: Woven Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas E. Piper
  • Patent number: 4441529
    Abstract: An encapsulated shuttle grip (B) is disclosed as including a molded housing (28) which co-operates with a shelf cut (C, C') in shuttle block (A) to interlock the shuttle grip positively and firmly in place. Compressible protrusions (58) carried on molded side wall ribs (54, 56) are compressed in lateral side cut grooves (66, 68) to resist rotation of gripping jaws (14, 16) about the axis of attachment bolt 38 during weaving and bobbin transfer along with other molded structural features of the molded housing 28.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1984
    Assignee: Steel Heddle Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Charles F. Kramer
  • Patent number: 4440144
    Abstract: Heater apparatus is disclosed having a metal firebox in which fuel is burned and an outer ceramic enclosure having ceramic mass walls which absorb excess heat when the heater produces more heat than is required and distributes the heat gradually by radiation after the heater output becomes less than the heat stored in the ceramic mass. The ceramic mass walls are spaced from the metal firebox walls to provide air passages through which air may be circulated by means of a blower so that rapid heating may be had of the interior space when the firebox is initially fired by transferring the heat radiated from the metal walls directly into the room by forced convection. After the interior space is heated to a desired temperature, the blower may be cut off and the room may be heated more slowly at a more even temperature by radiation from the ceramic mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1984
    Inventor: William E. Masters
  • Patent number: D276664
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1984
    Inventors: Presley H. Portwood, Philip N. Simmons, Sandra L. Coppage