Patents Represented by Attorney George B. White
  • Patent number: 4275486
    Abstract: A device for securing the ends of a snow chain together which includes a plate with an aperture near one end thereof for engagement by a hook on one end of the chain, and a threaded hole near the other end thereof into which is threaded a bolt with a manipulating head and a shoulder to engage a link at the other end of the snow chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1981
    Inventor: Chester L. Bridges
  • Patent number: 4268028
    Abstract: In the herein automatic conveyor system for conveying corrugated cardboard sheets from a sheet making machine or the like, the sheets are delivered to a stacker conveyor and the aligning system for the sheets in the stack includes back-stops spaced from the stacker end of the stacker conveyor and against which the sheets are discharged from the conveyor, adjustable side aligners, adjustable against the opposite side edges of the sheets in the stack, and a flexible longitudinal aligner opposite the back-stops with a mechanism for flexing the longitudinal aligner against the sheets sequentially from one end to the other along its length. The longitudinal aligner includes a plurality of longitudinally spaced rollers along a flexible plate and coacting cams on a rotating shaft engaged with the rollers, the cams being circumferentially offset relatively to one another sequentially so as to push adjacent portions of the plate toward the sheets sequentially from end to end as the cams are rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Inventor: Merrill D. Martin
  • Patent number: 4204676
    Abstract: The principle of the back exerciser is a pedal held in an initial position by elastic strips and a back brace and side handles in such relation that the person pressing on the side handles and bracing his back against the back brace, repeatedly pressing his heels on the pedal against the action of the elastic strips, exercises his back muscles. The structure is a skeleton frame with a pivoted pedal having its rear edge raised by elastic strips toward a back frame so that the elastic strips pull the back edge of the pedal upward and the front edge downward against a stop holding the pedal in a horizontal position. On the back frame at a suitable height is a padded back brace for the person to bear against when he presses the pedal down against the action of the elastic strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1980
    Inventor: Edmond W. Givens
  • Patent number: 4203181
    Abstract: The releasable strap connector has a female connector and male connector, the latter having one or more prongs insertable in pockets of the female connector; a rocking bar has cut-away portions intersecting said pockets to interlock with correspondingly cut-away portions of the prongs of the male member, and a manipulating yoke lever for rocking the bar into a releasing position where the bar is withdrawn from said prongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1980
    Assignee: H. Koch & Sons Division, Gulf & Western Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: John A. Gaylord, Kenneth A. Marks
  • Patent number: 4189945
    Abstract: A seismic responsive operating device in which a sphere supported on a seat on the top of a column with a spiral guideway around the columns to guide the sphere against a lock lever for releasing a compressed spring, a spring loaded operating arm is capable of lifting the locking lever to out of the way position to allow the arm to operate a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1980
    Inventor: Sheldon G. Whiting
  • Patent number: 4185628
    Abstract: The syringe has an outer casing open at one end and a cylinder reciprocable within the casing in which latter works a plunger; the cylinder is spaced from the inner periphery of the casing to form an outer chamber and the space within the cylinder forms an inner chamber, each chamber to contain the ingredients to be mixed to form a composition for injection; means being provided at the discharge end of the casing for the attachment of a needle for injection; sealing means at the open end of the casing are extended outwardly along the cylinder to protect the exterior of the cylinder from contamination during its withdrawal for the purpose of mixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1980
    Inventor: Rudolph J. Kopfer
  • Patent number: 4185363
    Abstract: The releasable strap connector of the type used on parachute harness, has a female connector and a male connector; one or more prongs of the male connector are insertable in fitting pockets in the female connector; a rocking bar has cut-away portions intersecting said pockets so as to interlock with correspondingly cut-away portions of the respective prongs; a manipulating yoke lever is connected to the bar for rocking it into a releasing position where the cut-away portion of the bar is aligned with the pockets and the bar is withdrawn from the cut-away portions of the prongs thereby releasing the male member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1980
    Assignee: H. Koch & Sons Division (Gulf & Western Mfg. Co.)
    Inventor: Nicholas F. David
  • Patent number: 4184501
    Abstract: A flexible shield material having the characteristic of not transmitting solar heat, is supported on a frame which extends from end to end of an automobile or the like vehicle and is adjustable in length, having means on the opposite ends to be hooked to the front and rear bumpers and adapted to be locked, the longitudinal frame members including telescopic members so that the entire frame can be collapsed to a size adapted to be stored in the trunk of the average vehicle, and when extended space the sun shield from the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1980
    Inventor: Bernard L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4183271
    Abstract: A rotary shear machine is described having a plurality of oppositely rotating hollow cylinder pairs carrying helical blades for transversely shearing several continuously moving webs perpendicular to their directions of travel. Each cylinder pair includes a separate reversible DC motor drive and an electronic digital control system regulating the motor drive for cutting sheets of predetermined lengths from the respective webs. A unique feature of the machine is a web feed and pull roller system having an independent drive for engaging and feeding the continuously moving webs into the respective helical blade shears and pulling sheets from the respective shears as they are cut from the continuously moving webs. The upstream feed roller system includes means for sensing web velocity and generating electronic pulses for input into the control means regulating the respective reversible DC motor drives driving the respective helical blade shears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1980
    Inventor: Merrill D. Martin
  • Patent number: 4155453
    Abstract: In one form of the invention the container is provided with impervious double wall all around forming a compartment with an intake for inflating the double walls and a quick release for deflating at will, and a sleeve on an open end of the compartment which can be folded so as to completely seal the compartment between the double walls, and fastening means such as a zipper or twist clasp to fasten the sleeve in sealing position; at least the inner walls of the double walls are stretchable so that when inflated they conform to part of the contour of the article, such as a camera, solidly and also sealing it against any substances such as water or dirt; the inflated bag is bouyant; in another form of the invention, the shape of the container is elongated to fit in a vessel such as a canoe or the like and one side of the container is flexible but single-walled and impervious to fluid and the other side is a double wall inflatable as in the first form of the invention and is provided with a sleeve to seal its ope
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1979
    Inventor: Dan D. Ono
  • Patent number: 4148224
    Abstract: This box type belt adjuster includes a box open at least at one end so as to form a passage therein for a belt or other webbing around a cam which latter is supported on a transverse shaft in the box. A snap-on cap covers the inner end of the passage and encloses a space for a yoke engaging the cam for turning it in the passage. The height of the passage and the distance between the risers of the cam are so related that when the cam is turned to move the risers toward the opposite top and bottom of the passage the clearance is slightly less than the thickness of the belt or webbing whereby when the cam is so turned the belt is jammed between the top and bottom of the passage and the risers of the cam. A manipulating extension extends from the lever to the outside of the cap for turning the cam in a direction to increase the clearance between the risers and the respective sides of the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1979
    Assignee: H. Koch & Sons Division, Gulf & Western Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Kenneth K. Craig
  • Patent number: 4139039
    Abstract: A clip made of a single flat spring strip with a hook portion at one end insertable between the rim and the exposed wall of the tire adjacent the rim, and a cylindrical loop formed from its other end opposite to said hook so that free edge of the loop is substantially at the same level as the top of the hook and is spaced therefrom to a distance narrower than the thickness of a link or hook at the end of a snow chain thereby to prevent accidental disengagement of the chain link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1979
    Inventor: Patrick J. Butler
  • Patent number: 4137870
    Abstract: A pair of sheets are cut so that each is wider at one end and narrower at the other end, and are united along one longitudinal edge and at the wider end and at a portion along the other longitudinal edge, so that the wider end forms a bag and the free portions of the sheets can be wrapped around the animal in selective overlapping relation according to the size of the animal, forming a neck band near the head of the animal and a tight confining wrapping around the body of the animal; bristle type adhesive means are provided adjacent the free edge of one of the sheets, and the surface of the other sheet is adapted to coact with the bristle adhesive slip of the Velcro type, so that it firmly holds the sheets at any selected overlapping attitude; a plurality of strips are provided to strap around the wrapped restraint whereby the wrapping may be unwrapped and opened at any selected body area, without releasing the overall restraints; at spaced locations flap covered openings are provided for access to the body o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1979
    Inventor: Mary A. Cano
  • Patent number: 4110874
    Abstract: This retractable pin disconnect is shown herein in connection with the male connector member of existing hardware for parachute harness and the like. The retractable pins engage opposite sockets in the legs of the male connector member for webbing. The retractable pins are on the opposite sidewalls of a hollow body and are connected to a pair of bell cranks which latter are connected to a yoke embracing the arms of the bell cranks so as to rock the bell cranks by pulling the yoke toward the other end of the body thereby to pull the retractable pins inwardly of the body and out of the sockets of the legs of the male connector member. The body is adapted to a webbing and thus interposed between the webbing and the connector member and functions in place of the usual webbing pin of the connector member. Means are provided for pulling the yoke for actuating the bell cranks and resilient means urge the yoke so as to move and hold the bell cranks in position for extending the retractable pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1978
    Assignee: H. Koch & Sons, Inc., a division of Global Systems, a Gulf & Western Company
    Inventor: John A. Gaylord
  • Patent number: 4099712
    Abstract: In the automatic conveyor system for conveying corrugated cardboard sheets from a sheet making machine, the sheets are delivered to a right angle roller conveyor to change the direction of the travel of the sheets at right angles to the delivery from the sheet making machine; a transfer conveyor receives the sheets from the right angle conveyor and transfers the sheets to a stacker conveyor, at the stacker end of which latter the sheets are stacked. A back-up aligning device facing toward the direction from which the sheets are delivered from the sheet making machine is adjustable in accordance with the size of sheets. Above the transfer conveyor is a snubber with predetermined relation to the sheets thereon, and means are provided to adjust the snubber conveyor also in accordance with the size of the sheets. At the stacker end of the stacker conveyor are back-stops against which the sheets abut to be aligned in the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1978
    Inventor: Merrill D. Martin
  • Patent number: 4095313
    Abstract: At least one gas operated cylinder is mounted on the female connector member of the canopy release body, the piston in the cylinder is restrained in a retracted position by a shear pin protruding in the track ahead of the piston; a roll bar transversely extended in the female member has a cutaway portion to permit the insertion of a prong of a male connector member into an intersecting pocket in the female member so that when the roll bar is turned into a corresponding recess in the prong it interlocks the connector members; the free end of the piston engages a shoulder formed in the periphery of the roll bar; the roll bar may be turned manually away from the piston into position to withdraw it from the recess in the prong, but when gas under pressure moves the piston it shears the shear pin and turns the roll bar into the disengaging position wherein the roll bar is withdrawn from said prong recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Assignee: H. Koch & Sons
    Inventors: Robert E. Piljay, Kenneth K. Craig
  • Patent number: 4095314
    Abstract: The Canopy Release is for the purpose of connecting the webbings from a canopy or parachute to a harness worn by a person. The device includes a male connector member insertable in a female connector member and a releasable locking device for locking the male member in the female member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Assignee: H. Koch & Sons
    Inventor: John A. Gaylord
  • Patent number: D255470
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Inventor: Ray W. Johnson
  • Patent number: D255589
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1980
    Inventor: Ray W. Johnson
  • Patent number: D256781
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1980
    Inventor: Victor L. Mackey