Patents Represented by Attorney Elliot A. Lackenbach
  • Patent number: 4632459
    Abstract: Portable upholstered furniture is defined by a laterally folding frame having a pair of laterally collapsible side arm frames and a pair of medially foldable parallelogram cross assemblies extending therebetween, at least one generally transversely flexible band of fabric or the like encircling the side arm frames and the cross assemblies, and a cushioned bonnet like upper assembly settable downwardly onto the side arm frames and the upper cross assembly, the encircling band being provided with a plurality of vertically extending strut members supporting the back portion of the cushion assembly and carrying support blocks for supporting the cross assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Inventor: Herbert Herschlag
  • Patent number: 4320712
    Abstract: A thread handling device is disclosed in a type 301 lockstitch rotary hook loop taker sewing machine having a three-to-one hook to arm shaft ratio for controlling and metering slack needle thread prior to needle penetration to prevent the thread from wrapping around the point of the needle, which could prevent loop seizure, break the thread, or interfere with correct stitch formation. The thread is guided between two stationary members, with the controller between the members, the controller comprising an edge attached to the needle bar drive connecting link, moving with it, and only engaging the thread as the take-up and needle bar descend, providing a lengthened thread path prior to needle penetration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1982
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventor: Ralph E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4311063
    Abstract: A bearing and bearing mount comprising an adjustable combined sleeve and thrust bearing which may be adjusted during assembly for endwise positioning which is of generally top-hat configuration having a generally cylindrical sleeve bearing portion and a generally laterally outwardly extending annular rim-like portion providing a thrust bearing face generally perpendicular the axis of the sleeve bearing portion, the rear face of the rim-like portion being provided with a cam or ramp surface which rises progressively relative the front or thrust bearing face in a direction generally parallel the longitudinal axis of the sleeve bearing portion together with a saddle strap having a semi-cylindrical central portion adapted to engage the sleeve bearing portion and so fit against the sleeve portion of the bearing as to prevent it from rotating therewithin and provided with a cam or ramp surface that mates with and is adapted to engage the cam or ramp surface of the combined sleeve and thrust bearing so that relative
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1982
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventor: James R. Sistare
  • Patent number: 4306598
    Abstract: A trammel beam carrying a pair of dove-tail shaped slider blocks rotatably carried on a pair of adjustable trammel points is attached to a workpiece support base which includes a pair of crossed right angle mutually perpendicular dove-tail tracks along which the slider blocks move as the trammel beam or workpiece support base are rotated relative one another. The trammel beam is provided with means permitting it to be mounted to a router or other cutting machine so that if the workpiece support base is attached to the surface of a workpiece, relative movement between the cutting machine and the workpiece will be restricted to an elliptical path as the movement is guided by the trammel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1981
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventor: David G. Peot
  • Patent number: 4296290
    Abstract: A trigger control switch with speed control having a lock-on button on the side thereof is provided with a tab or protrusion extending radially outwardly of the lock pin, a slot is provided extending longitudinally of the lock barrel and a compression spring surrounding the lock pin within the lock barrel has one end portion thereof torsionally engaged with the lock barrel and the other end portion thereof engaged with the lock pin to bias the tab or protrusion out of alignment with the slot to prevent inadvertent depression of the lock pin while enabling an operator to rotate the tab or protrusion into alignment with the slot and thereafter depress the lock pin to provide lock-on effectuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventor: David G. Peot
  • Patent number: 4283855
    Abstract: A sabre saw is provided with a generally tubular saw bar journalled for linear movement in a journal bushing secured in the top portion of the housing and rotatable therein with means provided so that they rotate together. The journal bushing is provided with a generally annular collar in turn provided with a plurality of generally radial notches and a cantilever leaf spring is mounted to the housing with its distal end adjacent the collar and shaped for selective engagement within the notches. A slide trigger is slidably carried by the housing at a top portion thereof convenient to the operator's thumb control which when slid towards the saw bar depresses the cantilevered leaf spring against the collar and into a selective one of the notches when they are aligned for locking the saw bar against rotation. Rearward movement of the trigger slide is effective to release the cantilevered leaf spring wherein it will pop up out of the notch and permit free rotation of the saw bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1981
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventor: David J. Nalley
  • Patent number: 4283977
    Abstract: A motor operated circular miter chop saw is pivotally mounted on a generally horizontal axle pivot bolt about which it rotates in a vertical plane with the axle pivot bolt being carried by a cast support base structure. Angular orientation of the work-piece is provided by an angularly adjustable fence rotatably carried by the cast base support structure. Clamping means are also provided selectively mountable with the cast support base to provide hold-in clamping action for holding a work-piece against the fence or mountable with the fence to provide hold-down clamping action for holding a work-piece against the cast support base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1981
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventor: William A. Batson
  • Patent number: 4266152
    Abstract: An electric motor, such as a rare-earth permanent magnet single airgap direct current motor is provided with generally longitudinally extensive heat transfer or cooling means comprising heat receptor elements adjacent but minimally spaced apart from and parallel the armature. These heat transfer elements are then cooled, as by being thermally connected with external heat discharging or dissipating structure to transfer the heat away from the motor. In one embodiment or modification the heat transfer elements project inwardly from a heat conductive end cap provided on its outer surface with heat radiating fins. In another embodiment or modification the heat transfer elements are hollow and a coolant, such as air, is circulated therethrough. The heat receptor elements may be provided with fins to increase their surface area, with the fins preferably facing the armature structure. The receptor elements are also preferably substantially coextensive with the active portion or windings of the armature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1981
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventors: John A. Herr, Wolfgang Jaffe
  • Patent number: 4266155
    Abstract: Brush tube assembly comprising a generally cylindrical brush tube having a pair of longitudinally extending slots and a brush and follower assembly slidable within said bore with said follower comprising a pair of outwardly extending spring legs provided with tabs engaged within said slots, and a compression spring confined behind said follower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1981
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventor: Paul W. Niemela
  • Patent number: 4265154
    Abstract: A motor operated circular miter chop saw is pivotally mounted on a generally horizontal axle pivot bolt about which it rotates in a vertical plane with the axle pivot bolt being carried by a cast support base structure. Angular orientation of the work piece is provided by an angularly adjustable fence rotatably carried by the cast base support structure with the fence having a generally downwardly open circularly arcuate groove cooperating with a pair of machined steel pins pressed into the cast base support structure. The cast base support structure is also provided with an arcuate slot to provide clearance for the circular saw blade and leaf spring means are provided carried by the cast support base bias the fence rearwardly so that the pins engage against the inward wall of the fence groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1981
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventor: William A. Batson
  • Patent number: 4262420
    Abstract: A crosshead for a scotch yoke mechanism is formed from a generally rectangular blank of sheet steel provided with a generally oval, straight sided opening extending generally transversely medially thereof and a pair of generally circular openings centered and spaced apart from each of the oval opening straight sides, the blank being formed, as on a four slide forming machine generally around two generally parallel lines each being generally extensions of the oval opening straight sides to provide top and bottom generally parallel panels defining a closed end guide track having parallel sides and positioning the generally circular openings in the top and bottom panels and in line to be threaded on a generally cylindrical tubular saw bar of a sabre saw, the blank being further formed to tubular configuration of generally rectangular cross-section by two further parallel bends closing the crosshead on a fourth side on the side of the saw bar opposite the guide track opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1981
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventor: David J. Nalley
  • Patent number: 4260207
    Abstract: An open bottomed sewing machine cover is tapered and slabbed at one end and provided with novel and improved latch means for use with platform beds, bed frames or bottom bed covers that are indented on the bottom at the ends to accept the latches which of comprises latch levers suspended on leaf springs adjacent the bottom edges of the open bottom provided with inward facing paddles at their lower extremities adapted to be pulled outwardly while the case is lowered over the machine to rest on the table top or over the major portion of a similar case cover for stacking and nesting and after the cover is lowered over a machine as the latch lever is released, the paddles move inward into indents provided adjacent the bottom of the machine to extend beneath the machine to support the machine for carrying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventors: William L. Herron, Albert L. Newman
  • Patent number: 4246856
    Abstract: A sewing machine is described having a presser foot lifting arrangement actuated by a presser lifting rock shaft in the sewing machine arm and both a power operated presser lifting device such as a pneumatic cylinder, electric solenoid, or other actuator as well as an operator controlled presser lifter actuator such as a knee shift or the like wherein there is provided linkage means connecting the presser lifting rock shaft in the sewing machine arm with both the operator influenced and power driven actuator. The linkage means is formed with a pair of parallel lost motion slots each embracing a crank pin associated with a respective one of the actuators so that both actuators are connected for independent operation without influence on each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1981
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventors: Eugene A. Sansone, Edward A. Sukovich
  • Patent number: D259344
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventors: Albert L. Newman, Clifford J. Kneipp
  • Patent number: D259345
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventors: Albert L. Newman, M. Gary Grossman
  • Patent number: D260901
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1981
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventor: Don W. Vermillion
  • Patent number: D262184
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1981
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventors: James L. Glass, Harvey C. Rettberg, Richard N. Ryer, II, James R. Sistare
  • Patent number: D262185
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1981
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventors: Robert H. Huber, Terrell L. Campbell
  • Patent number: D262772
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1982
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventors: James L. Glass, Harvey C. Rettberg, Richard N. Ryer, II, James R. Sistare
  • Patent number: D263842
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1982
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventor: Fred E. Pearman, Jr.