Patents Represented by Law Firm Fulwider, Patton, Rieber, Lee & Utecht
  • Patent number: 5058342
    Abstract: A glazing bead has an outer skin formed in two parts. The two parts are formed by moulding a cloth or paper of glass fibre or other suitable fibrous material impregnated with phenolic resin containing one or more frits and ceramic powder or fibre. The two moulded parts are joined together and the resultant cavity therebetween filled with a mixture of phenolic resin containing one or more frits and ceramic powder or fibre, or sodium silicate containing one or more frits and ceramic powder or fibre.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Inventor: Geoffrey Crompton
  • Patent number: 4978257
    Abstract: A drilling rig for boring holes in the door of a combination safe includes a bracket for clamping the rig to the door of the safe, an upstanding U-shaped drill frame carried by the clamping bracket and a bearing assembly including a drill shaft journaled for rotation in an elongate outer barrel having internal thrust bearings. Axial movement of the entire bearing assembly is effected by rotating the barrel against mating threads carried by the drill frame. Thrust loads are distributed from the bearing assembly, through the drill frame and clamping bracket to the safe. A chuck is provided for fixing a drill bit to the inner end of the drill shaft. This insulates the motor used to rotate the drill shaft from all thrust loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Inventor: William G. Nowman
  • Patent number: 4948080
    Abstract: A new and improved drink holder for adjustable, detachable and stowable mounting upon a tubular member, the drink holder including an elongated connecting member and an adjustable strap which together define a receiving bore for releasable engagement of the tubular member. A platform, spaced apart from the base member, defines a cavity sized to receive a plurality of detachable retaining arms. The plurality of retaining arms are detachably and pivotally mounted to the platform for radial adjustment for receipt of the container therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Inventor: Stephen W. Jack
  • Patent number: 4939328
    Abstract: A miniature ratchet type electrical switch exhibiting a reduced audible noise level operation having a damping spring incorporated in a ratchet mechanism switch construction for reducing the forces otherwise exerted on the ratcheting mechanism by a main spring during the camming and seating operation of the components with the force exerted by the damping spring opposing the force exerted by the main spring, thereby reducing the noise associated with this function, and including a reprofiled tooth and cam configuration for preventing the jamming of the moving parts. Incorporation of these features in a ratchet mechanism type electrical switch in which the main spring completes the switch circuitry yields a reliable and aesthetically improved switch function with a high current carrying capacity. Switch constructions in both single-pole, double-throw and single-pole, single-throw versions are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: Judco Manufacturing, Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert J. Smith
  • Patent number: 4932940
    Abstract: A needle guard for use with hypodermic syringes and the like to prevent accidental puncturing of the skin of a person who comes in contact with a syringe after it has been used. The invention does not inhibit normal use of the syringe, and positively locks the guard in place after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Inventors: Cedric F. Walker, Juan M. Neito, Bruce A. Broillet
  • Patent number: 4931049
    Abstract: A catheter coupling system for connecting branch catheters to selected lumens of a multiple-lumen primary catheter. The system comprises a plurality of couplers each including a body having a primary passageway for receiving the primary catheter and a branch having a branch passageway for receiving one of the branch catheters. A fluid flow path between each branch catheter and the corresponding lumen in the primary catheter is established through an orifice in a side wall of the primary catheter which opens into the selected lumen and which is oriented adjacent a junction between the passageways in the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Assignee: Camino Laboratorties, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Klimas
  • Patent number: 4898289
    Abstract: A crane vessel (20) has a temporary load support structure (23) on which to support a load (22) in transit. For installation, the load is hooked up to the vessel crane (21) and the temporary support structure is removed to enable the vessel to set down the load on its tower structure (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Assignee: Heerema Engineering Service BV
    Inventor: Wietse J. van de Wetering
  • Patent number: 4897802
    Abstract: A display system having a single-frame transparency which contains four independent images, each of the images having spaced apart groups of pixels interlaced with the groups of pixels from each of the other images, each of the images being selectable for projection by a movable grid mask, is provided. A method for preparing and displaying four images from a single-frame transparency is also disclosed. The single-free transparency having interlaced groups of pixels from four individual images is formed from four individual transparencies having a copy pattern formed thereon, the copy pattern being divided into spaced apart square shaped groups of pixels defining a matrix of translucent optic segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Assignees: John Hassmann, Vern Schooley
    Inventors: William B. Atkinson, William R. Bronaugh
  • Patent number: 4896848
    Abstract: A transfer vehicle for use in a system for transferring payloads from an earth-launch vehicle in one space trajectory to another space trajectory. The system includes a space launch vehicle (FIG. 9) with primary propulsion and guidance systems, a transfer vehicle (FIG. 1) carrying a payload which is stowed in the cargo bay during earth-launch and insertion of the earth-launch vehicle into low-earth transfer trajectory. An engine module (FIG. 3) carrie on-board mission equipment, rocket engine, related fuel supply, guidance equipment, attitude control equipment and electrical power supply equipment (FIGS. 11-20). A grapple system on the earth-launch vehicle (FIG. 9) deploys the transfer vehicle and cargo and restows it for on-orbit repair/modification for earth-return. The transfer vehicle may be multi-staged (FIG. 21) and may be provided with multiple engines (FIG. 23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Assignee: Scott Science and Technology
    Inventors: David Ballard, Denis Lofts
  • Patent number: 4891737
    Abstract: A quick fit lens is provided including a lens body having a transparent face wall and formed with a channel disposed in confronting relationship with respect thereto for sliding receipt of a planar diffuser light panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Assignee: Thin-Lite Corporation
    Inventor: Donald D. Szymanek
  • Patent number: 4889202
    Abstract: A weighing table system in which load cells are disposed between support columns and the load-supporting platform. The load cells are isolated from torsional forces applied to the columns by hub members enclosing the tops of each of the columns. The horizontal top surfaces of the hub members directly support the load cells. The hub member is interconnected with the column for rotation therewith. A pair of arm members perpendicular to each other have inner ends which are fixed to the hub member and extend horizontally outwardly. Rigid horizontal tie-rods have ends affixed to each of the other ends of the tie-rods are fixed to brackets carried by the platform.In a preferred embodiment, horizontal rollers are journaled for rotation in the outer ends of each of the arm members, to contact abutting bearing vertical surfaces and transmit transverse horizontal loads to the hub member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Inventor: Raymond Bron
  • Patent number: 4887508
    Abstract: A cleaning tool for cleaning the exterior of tubular members comprising a tubular body having a longitudinal axis along which a central cavity extends with an open end and a closed end at opposite ends of the longitudinal axis. The side walls of the tubular body have a pair of diametrically opposed slots extending from the open end to the closed end. A spindle mounted to the closed end of the tubular body is used for mounting the cleaning tool to a rotatable drive. Brushes adapted for engagement with the opposed slots to prevent rotation are inserted into the tubular body which is then fitted over the tubular member to be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Inventor: Rodolfo Bianco
  • Patent number: 4884924
    Abstract: A fish hold construction for a fishing vessel, wherein the vessel is provided with a longitudinally extending water flume fish alley. Fish move with the help of gravity and water or brine into such fish alley from a plurality of fish storage holds. Water or brine is continuously recirculated through the fish alley to urge the fish along such alley into a fish elevating conveyor for removal from the vessel. A 'tween deck located in vertical alignment with, and above, the fish alley houses pipes, pumps and refrigeration components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Inventor: Mario J. Puretic
  • Patent number: 4882792
    Abstract: The automatic hydraulic valve control apparatus is intended for use in combination with a lavatory waste tank of a vehicle, such as an airplane. The waste tank includes a drain, a rinsing valve, and a fluid pressure charging inlet. The hydraulic valve control apparatus includes a drain control valve biased to be in an open position, a drain valve responsive to opening of the drain control valve and fluid pressure in line, a rinse valve control including a timing circuit to control the amount of pre-charging of the tank once the drain closes, and a drain control valve actuator including a timing circuit operating to close the drain after a desired period of time. An anti-siphon circuit is also provided to allow a given amount of gas to enter the charging line once rinsing and pre-charging of the waste tank are completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Inventor: Ray T. Vincent
  • Patent number: D304967
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Assignee: Fontaine Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Harry R. Klumpp
  • Patent number: D306281
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: The Richards Braswell Research Corporation
    Inventor: Richard R. Braswell
  • Patent number: D308244
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Inventor: Demetria M. Leonakis
  • Patent number: D316570
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Inventor: Jerl A. Golden
  • Patent number: D317344
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: Fontaine Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Harry R. Klumpp
  • Patent number: D318197
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Inventor: Arleeta Butler