Patents Represented by Law Firm Dvorak & Traub
  • Patent number: 6286186
    Abstract: Furniture hardware device (20) which can be fastened to the wall of a piece of furniture because it has fastening means projecting from its surface facing the furniture wall, which can be introduced into bores in the wall of the furniture and can be secured against withdrawal from the bores. At least one of the fastening means is configured as a fastening stud which has at least one knife-edged projection (60) running substantially circumferentially. The fastening stud or studs can be shifted between a mounting position in which the at least one knife-edged projection is withdrawn into the interior of the associated bore, and a fastening position in which they cut into the wall of the fastening bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: MEPLA-Werke Lautenschläger GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Horst Lautenschläger, Gerhard Wilhelm Lautenschläger
  • Patent number: 5927491
    Abstract: A resilient clip assembly for securing paired wires is formed by a plurality of similarly oriented U-shaped clips that are held together by a pair of parallel, spaced filaments which are secured to a top crown surface of each clip through a tongue member. The filament is elastically deformable such that each filament is compressed and retained within an opening after the tongue is depressed downwardly onto the filament, thus preventing the filament from extracting itself from the clip. No part of the filament or tongue extends into the wire-receiving cavity of the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Stanley/Hartco Company
    Inventors: David Jarrett Room, Paul Wolfgang Lackler, Matthew Graszer
  • Patent number: 5911204
    Abstract: An RFI shielding hood with an integral RFI filter arrangement for a distributor cap, so constructed as to provide strong attenuation in a predetermined broadcast and radio-telephone frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignees: Mercedes-Benz Aktiengesellshaft, Doduco GmbH & Co., Dr. Eugen Durrwachter
    Inventors: Klaus Bahm, Roland Michal, Horst Behnke
  • Patent number: 5795084
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for low cost thermal printing in a thermal printer having a software controlled thermal print head that moves in relation to a print ribbon disposed adjacent to a print area of a printed medium. The thermal print head is selectively energized to heat the print ribbon which deposits the ink onto the printed medium as the print head moves in relation to the print ribbon in a print stroke. The cost of printing is decreased by efficient use of the ink on the print ribbon. Between print strokes, the print ribbon is displaced an incremental interval to position an unused portion of the print ribbon for printing on the printed medium during a subsequent print stroke. The precise displacement of the print ribbon may be software controlled based on the detection of indices disposed at spaced intervals along the print ribbon which further increases the efficient usage of ink on the print ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Harding, Donald Van Erden, James W. Stone
  • Patent number: 5769895
    Abstract: A method of preparing a delivery system for a biologically active growth and morphogenetic factor by using chromatographic techniques and which includes introducing such biologically active factor into a chromatography column of appropriate dimensions which contains an integral porous carrier comprising a solid adsorbent selected for its specific affinity for such biologically active factor. In one embodiment of the invention, porous hydroxyapatite is used as the carrier for bone morphogenetic proteins (i.e. BMPs). The invention extends to a delivery system prepared according to the above method; to an apparatus for preparing the delivery system according to this method; and to use of the delivery system in a method for inducing the information of new bone in primates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Assignee: South African Medical Research Council
    Inventor: Ugo Ripamonti
  • Patent number: 5713223
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fabric dyeing machine provided with a reversible dye spouter capable of selectively spouting the dye either in the forward direction or in the backward direction. The dyeing machine comprises a casing divided into a top fabric holder and a bottom fabric holder and the fabric holders can be subdivided into a number of subcontainers such that the quantity of fabric being processed at the same time can be increased. The reversible dye spouter comprises a forward nozzle for discharging dye in forward direction to dye the fabric and also force the fabric to move forwards; a reverse nozzle for discharging dye in reverse direction to dye the fabric and also force the fabric to move backwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Inventor: Teng Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 5683080
    Abstract: Bowling lanes are equipped typically with first monitoring devices serving to verify the position of the pins and second monitoring devices designed to detect the passage of the balls, also a first control station connected both to the first and second monitoring devices and to the actuator of a machine for recovering and setting up the pins, in such a way that the game can be run and supervised according to a selected program and on the basis of the information received in signals returned by the two sets of monitoring devices; in the equipment disclosed, the first and second monitoring devices are incorporated into a single assembly together with a second control station interfaced with the program and connected to a communications network of which the first control station forms a part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Qubica S.r.l.
    Inventors: Roberto Vaioli, Emanuele Govoni, Luca Drusiani
  • Patent number: 5657107
    Abstract: A spring hinge for eyewear which enables the temples of eyeglasses to be opened beyond their regular position of use. The spring hinge having a one or two-piece locking element provided with a sliding element recess engageable with a sliding element and a snap-in pin recess engageable with a snap-in pin. A spring biases the snap-in pin into a stepped recess and thereby automatically locks the spring hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Assignee: OBE-Werk Ohnmacht & Baumgartner GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Reiner Wagner, Otto Lehnert
  • Patent number: 5649392
    Abstract: An improvement for allowing service jobs to be performed on and around the tower top of wind-power plants, where it is very important that sufficient space is available to the personnel for the tools and the machine parts during service and maintenance jobs on the machinery and the turbine. At least one section (1) of the engine hood is articulated to an engine support floor (3) with the aid of a hinge connection (4), thus allowing the hood section (1) to be folded outwards and downwards to assume a horizontal position wherein it serves as a floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Inventor: Sven Svenning
  • Patent number: 5649774
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for low cost thermal printing in a thermal printer having a software controlled thermal print head that moves in relation to a print ribbon disposed adjacent to a print area of a printed medium. The thermal print head is selectively energized to heat the print ribbon which deposits the ink onto the printed medium as the print head moves in relation to the print ribbon in a print stroke. The cost of printing is decreased by efficient use of the ink on the print ribbon. Between print strokes, the print ribbon is displaced an incremental interval to position an unused portion of the print ribbon for printing on the printed medium during a subsequent print stroke. The precise displacement of the print ribbon may be software controlled based on the detection of indices disposed at spaced intervals along the print ribbon which further increases the efficient usage of ink on the print ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Harding, Donald L. Van Erden, James W. Stone
  • Patent number: 5648044
    Abstract: Graphite steel for a machine structural use exhibiting excellent cutting characteristic, cold forging characteristic and fatigue resistance, the graphite steel for a machine structural use containing: C: 0.1 wt % to 1.5 wt %; Si: 0.5 wt % to 2.0 wt %; Mn: 0.1 wt % to 2.0 wt %; B: 0.0003 wt % to 0.0150 wt %; Al: 0.005 wt % to 0.1 wt %; O.ltoreq.0.0030 wt %; P.ltoreq.0.020 wt %; S.ltoreq.0.035 wt %; N: 0.0015 wt % to 0.0150 wt %; and a balance consisting of Fe and unavoidable impurities, wherein substantially overall quantity of C is precipitated as graphite and size of graphite is 20 .mu.m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Hoshino, Takashi Iwamoto, Akihiro Matsuzaki, Keniti Amano
  • Patent number: 5647711
    Abstract: Arrangement for fastening a hollow railing (10) to the front (24) of a drawer. A blind bore (26) is created on the back of the drawer front. The threaded shaft (20) of a fastener having a fastening head (22) of larger diameter, which can be inserted into the bore, is screwed into the front end of the railing. The fastening head tapers from its end at the railing towards its free end such that its upper generatrix is parallel over most of its length with the railing, and its lower generatrix slopes downwardly from the free end of the fastening head over most of its length. Near the free end of the fastening head at least one knife-edged projection reaching radially upwardly is provided and its cutting edge runs more or less circumferentially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: MEPLA - Werke Lautenschlager GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Horst Berger
  • Patent number: 5644871
    Abstract: A modular building system including modules for a majority of structural elements making up a modem building. Modules include, floors, walls, elevator shafts, stairways, conduit assemblies. Facilities located on or off site are utilized to prefabricate most of the structural elements needed to construct a building. Finished floor modules are complete sections of floor including floor core, floor covering, insulation, ceiling beams and ceiling below. Wall modules include wall core, exterior wall covering, utility runs, wall beams and interior wall covering. Elevator modules include stackable elevator shells and guide tracks. Stairway modules include stackable stairway shells that may be stacked as many number of floors as needed. Utility conduit assemblies include all related utility meter gear and cabling, plumbing, etc. for gas, water, electricity, telecommunications, etc. services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: Eli Gonen
    Inventors: Ben-Zion Cohen, Eliyahu Gonen
  • Patent number: 5645743
    Abstract: An apparatus for the melting of solid and quasi-solid materials, such as thermoplastics and hot melt adhesives, is disclosed. The grid type melter includes one or more heating fins and melt spaces. Multiple heating elements lying in separate planes are disposed in the heating fins and the base in a manner which results in a relatively even temperature distribution along heating surfaces. Degradation of melted material is avoided and material flow rate is improved due to even heat transfer to the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Jon C. Zook
  • Patent number: 5645010
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a device, at a box consisting of an upper part and a lower part of a load box which by said parts can be coupled together to each other to form a storage box and that the box also is provided to be used as a boat. Said box parts are with one of the box parts receivable on top of the other box part, and able to couple together, in order to form a boat or a similar vessel by the lower part of the load box, in a position coupled together with the upper part of the load box, being provided to function as the upper part of the boat body when forming a boat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Inventor: Hans Lundstrom
  • Patent number: 5643162
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus for performing forward and/or lateral extension type exercises has one or more grip means in combination with a guide means. The grip means comprises a handle means, such as a shaft, around which the hand can be wrapped during use, and upon which the weight of the user can be applied through the hands. The grip means also comprise a means for permitting sliding or rolling movement of the grip means within conforming guide means. These movement means may be wheels located rotatably on the handle shaft, or simply a low-friction undersurface for sliding movement. The guide means also has adjustable stop means for fixing the distance along which the grip means are permitted to move within the guide means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Assignee: Jeffrey A. Landers
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Landers, Milton Phillip Chernack
  • Patent number: 5641107
    Abstract: The invention concerns a foot member in roof-mounted load-carriers for vehicles, of the kind comprising a pair of support members, with each such member placed on the upper face of the vehicle roof adjacent the respective one of the two longitudinal sides of the vehicle, a carrier rail extending transversely across the vehicle roof and interconnecting said support member, and a grip member in cooperating roof edge portion and arranged to be actuated by a lever mechanism to releasably secure the load-carrier by clamping it against the corresponding roof-edge portion as a result of mutual vertical displacement of the individual grip member relatively to is associated support member upon pivotal movement of said lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Assignee: Mont Blanc Industri AB
    Inventor: Gerhard Mann
  • Patent number: 5638749
    Abstract: A compressing and baling machine has a compression compartment formed from an endless slat conveyor in the form of an endless mat, which is driven by a pair of rotatable plates interacting with the mat. The endless mat and the frame which it travels upon is deformable into a circular shape, and then sealed by the rotatable plates during compression. The baled product is removed from the compression compartment by the same end plates and is further handled by an output part of the machine which is connected to the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Bala Industri AB
    Inventors: Jan Ansbjer, Bo Ansbjer
  • Patent number: D381232
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Mastercare AB
    Inventor: Magnus Jansson
  • Patent number: D381338
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Brodit Plast AB
    Inventor: Ebbe Johansson