Patents Represented by Attorney Frank L. Zugelter
  • Patent number: 5437428
    Abstract: A picture frame mount (14) comprising first and second strips or tapes (17) (26) in crossed relationship, the one (26) having a channel (29) in which the other (17) is disposed. Tape (17) includes two tongues (20) (21) outside of the channel (29) and an aperture (18) in alignment with the channel (29). The bottom of tongues (20) (21) and the top of tape (26) include adhesive characteristics or coatings, while glue in aperture (18) fastens tape 26 to itself. The tongues (20) (21) are applied to a backing (11) and tape (26) is applied to artwork (12) to provide a "floating" arrangement when mounting between artwork and backing is undertaken. Release sheets (33) (34) protect the adhesive characteristics until the tapes are ready for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Inventor: Felix Mirza
  • Patent number: 5433569
    Abstract: A self-drilling screw (10) having a body (16) that includes a driving head (18) and aperture (20) at its one end and a self-drilling tap (22) at its other end. Intermediate the length of screw (10) a solid annular member (24) comprising a peripheral edge (31) separating annular surfaces (32, 33) is formed. A plurality of radially extending serrations or teeth (36) is formed on the one annular surface (32), in a circumferential pattern paralleling the turning motion of the screw (10) in its application to a thin gauge metal deck structure (44). Two sets (26, 27) of different sized threads are formed on the body (16) between the surface (32) and the tap (22). As the serrations (36) gouged or coerce the metal during the achieving of a fully driven position for the screw (10), the larger sized threads (26) bind or tap-like to an upright boss (52) formed by the puncturing of the hole, first by the smaller sized set (27) of threads and then by the larger thread set (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Inventors: James C. Fall, Irwinch J. Schartzman, Steven Schartzman
  • Patent number: 5385075
    Abstract: A percussion instrument (10) having a plurality, preferably two (2), of playing heads h1, h2, spaced across from which corresponding apertures 40, 41 are formed in a panel member (20). Side (16, 18), top (12) and bottom (14) panels provide with the playing heads h1, h2 and panel member (20) a closed compartment (25) out of which chambers (32, 34) are formed in corresponding relationship to their heads h1, h2, respectively, by means of an interiorly mounted panel (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Inventors: Ben Carnes, Alex Neciosup-Acuna
  • Patent number: 5353924
    Abstract: A coin cassette (10) formed by a channeled sleeve (11) in which a cartridge (12) is slidably mounted between the two open ends (25, 26) of the sleeve (11). The cartridge (12) includes variously-sized slotted formations (43) for coins (55). Ribs (31, 32) on the cartridge (12) mate with corresponding grooves (21, 22) in the sleeve's panels (13, 14) to provide direction of sliding motion of the cartridge (12) out of the sleeve (11). Stop members (33, 34) are mounted on the top edges (17, 18) of the panels (13, 14), for engagement with ears (35, 36) on the sides (46, 48) of the cartridge (12) to restrict its extent of sliding motion, preventing it from being separated from its sleeve (11). A serrated thumb pad (19) on a sleeve panel (13) provides for gripping the sleeve (11) in the casette's operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: Edmund Amzallag
    Inventor: Max Jaffee
  • Patent number: 5314367
    Abstract: A toy (10) comprising an elongated block (12) which is carved out to form one or more patterns (30) for a path along which marbles (15) are propelled by a person's finger through a slot (17) communicating with a channel (14) in any one of such patterns (30) which are interlinked to provide continuity in rolling motion for the marbles (15). Pivoting gates (50) across the path or at intersections of the channels (14) forming patterns (30) provide means to determine the direction of motion for marbles (15), including "dead ending" the marble in its own channel. Various features in the path patterns provide impetus or an inertial bar to the marbles' motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Inventor: Nicholas E. Schaefer
  • Patent number: 5312049
    Abstract: A nozzle mechanism (10) comprising a flexible barrel (13) annularly spaced about a fluid jetting tube (12) apertured as at (16) to a rear tubular portion (15), a manipulative sleeve (33) on the barrel (13), and a valve control member (24) to open and close its valve (28) aligned with aperture (16). Valve control member (24) includes a pin 29 operatively connected to the sleeve (33) via a slot (30) in barrel (13), so that manipulative motion of sleeve (33) opens and closes valve (28), as well as locking open valve (28) by reason of pin (29) being retained in a catch (31) on slot (30) in flexible barrel (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Inventor: Howard O. Bayler
  • Patent number: 5301854
    Abstract: A storing and dispensing container comprising a carton (10) including opposing end panels (15) having corresponding recesses 25 therein for seating a cutting means (24) which is releasably engageable therein. Slots (16) and pendent slots (56) are included in end panels (15) so that a rod(18)with a roll of paper (20) thereon can be supported in the slots (16), (56). Rod (18) includes an additional length (22) at one of its ends adjacent one of the end panels (15) for mounting a tape dispenser (21) thereon and which is handy for assisting securing paper torn off by the cutter (24) onto an article, box or the like. Carton folds up into a closed mode for storing and carrying one of more rolls of paper (20) therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Inventor: Brad Scobey
  • Patent number: 5285799
    Abstract: Applicators (15, 40) for depositing mascara (16) on an eyelash (17) and lipstick (41) on a face (21), respectively, are disclosed, as well as methods of their applications. An absorbent tissue (47) is wrapped about one portion (45) of a properly circumferentially-sized applicator (40). After lipstick (41) is applied to the women's lips (43), they are puckered, tissue (47) on applicator (40) inserted into her mouth, and excess deposit of lipstick (41) is absorbed by tissue (47) without it depositing upon her teeth (42). The second applicator (15) comprises a curvi-lineared edge 22 which correlates to (by crossing) the line of the lower eyelash (17) after which mascara (16) from a brush (39) is evenly and properly applied to the eyelash (17). Face (21) below edge (22) is contoured to fit the flesh portion (24) of the eye socket (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1994
    Inventor: Donna Minard
  • Patent number: 5282236
    Abstract: A mechanism/device (29) in association with a radiographic cassette (20) in which X-ray film (28) or the like is exposed. Upon exposure, an LED (39) continually blinks, indicating exposure to the user, thereby obviating double exposure of the film. A test and reset circuit (80) informs the user at any time of the operational status of device (29). Device (29) comprises a sensor (30), a photodiode (47), a conduit formed by a bundle (31) of optical fibers which conveys light energy from sensor (30) to photodiode (47) that converts it into an electrical current controlled by an electronic circuit (35) which includes LED (39). Circuit (35) includes a detecting and amplifying circuit (51), an oscillating circuit (68), a latching circuit (65) for maintaining blinking of LED (39), and the test-and-reset circuit (80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1994
    Inventors: Dennis D. Hayes, Warren W. Welcome
  • Patent number: 5106078
    Abstract: An aquatic exercising device/apparatus (10) comprising a bed (11) mounted on a frame (12) supported by hollowed columns (13), and lines (17) extending through such columns (13), their one ends attached to floats (16) and their other ends attached to members (30) for or applied to the hands (31) and feet (32) of its user (26). As the user (26) pushes members (30) away, the buoyancy for floats (16) resist their submergence into the water (60) in which apparatus (10) is disposed. Tension thereby is produced for the user's muscles thus exercising them or particular ones. Neck muscles likewise are exercised in another embodiment or assembly (65) which includes a line (67) to which a head harness (66) is fastened, the line extending back to a pulley (71) dependingly mounted on a cross-beam which in turn is mounted to a hollowed standard (68), such line extending through standard (68) to be fastened to a float (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Inventor: Victor L. Rowe
  • Patent number: 5094269
    Abstract: A liquid fertilizer metering apparatus 130 which includes a metering assembly 148, FIGS. 11-18, that meters through its orifice 155 the liquid material contained in a pliable bag 134 disposed in a sealed pocket 132 of the apparatus. A passageway 142 from an exit pressure location in an Venturi tube 141 provides water flow into pocket 132 to pressurize bag 134, thereby discharging the liquid material through the metering assembly 148 and into another passageway 145 in the apparatus that is connected to the restricted throat 142 of the Venturi tube, thus releasing such material into the water flow conduit to which the tube is attached. Metering assembly 148 comprises a hollow housing 150 mounted in the wall 156 forming pocket 132, a hollow sleeve 153 snapped into housing 150, and a metering orifice plate 152 secured in housing 150 by sleeve 153.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1992
    Inventor: John T. Agulia
  • Patent number: 5092045
    Abstract: A locking mechanism (39) comprising a rectangularly-shaped block (40) seated in a corresponding opening (41) of a blade (31) and a corresponding opening of a handle scale (32). Block (40) depresses into opening (41) after which blade (31) is free to rotate between locked open and closed modes, effecting two-position lock mechanism. Other embodiments include a stepped blocks (61, 81) by which two or one notches are utilized to effect either a two-position or one-position lock mechanism, respectively. These blocks register in their respective openings (42, 73, 89) provided in handle scale. The register in the opening (89) in the scale for the one-position lock mechanism is off-set in a direction towards the center of rotation for the blade (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Inventors: Francis M. Boyd, Jr., Frank M. Boyd, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5080236
    Abstract: A printer sled (20) comprising a platform (42) for computer printer (22), the platform (42) mounted on a frame members (44) to which freely-rotating grooved wheels (47) are mounted and which engage corresponding tracks (39, 40) mounted atop a framework or cabinet (21) and extending in the same direction as the movement for the sled (20). A manually-operable tab (57) in a frame member (44) provides release of its stop member (60) from frictional engagement with one of the tracks (39, 40) in order to slide sled (20) to any point across the width of the frame work (21). Thus, the printer (22) can be disposed over any one of different-sized paper stacks 928) from which its paper is fed into the printer (22). Catching means (66 or 85) for catching printed paper are included with sled (20) and can be mounted thereto at the front or rear of the framework (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Inventor: Walter C. Conner
  • Patent number: 5067299
    Abstract: A method of stacking and installing prepared roofing schemes into a roofing context. A complete panel assembly is first prepared, thus "unitizing" it, after which a plurality thereof is stacked one on top of the next. The entire stack is raised to above the roof line of the context, then oriented in relationship thereto, and thereafter, settling the bottom unitized roofing scheme in the stack into place in the roofing context and fastening it thereto. The stack of remaining schemes is removed from the fastened installed scheme, the now lowest one placed into its proper position in the roofing context, settled, and fastened. This procedure is repeated as often as necessary, always settling the lowest remaining scheme in the stack first to the roofing context after the stack has been removed from the immediately previously installed scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Inventor: Christopher W. French
  • Patent number: 5066396
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating articles from materials to be trashed, usable in separating food utensils from soiled or used paper products in restaurants, comprising a bin mounted on a frame adapted to seat on a trash barrel or the like, means for collecting the trash mounted in the bin for sliding movement thereoutof, and an upright member mounted in the bin against direction of movement of the collecting means. Such means takes the form of a flat plate which is perforated with a plurality of holes to function as a sieve. As the plate is withdrawn to an extended position outside the bin, the trash drops into its barrel while the utensils, having been previously removed from the bin and put into a compartment formed by the upright member and plate, are not lost in the trashing step. Means are provided to guide the plate in its movement and to prevent it from disengaging from the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Inventor: Ramon A. Rangel
  • Patent number: D322773
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Inventors: Jeffery M. Kissel, Walter F. Guild
  • Patent number: D324883
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Inventor: Andranik Demirjian
  • Patent number: D326528
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Inventor: Mathew W. Klein
  • Patent number: D330482
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Inventor: Andranik Demirjian
  • Patent number: D334037
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Inventor: Andranik Demirjian