Patents Represented by Law Firm Gust, Irish, Jeffers & Rickert
  • Patent number: 4247243
    Abstract: A conventional earth moving bucket is provided with hooks including elongated notches with openings intermediate the ends thereof with those hooks being positioned along a bucket upper edge to receive a fork lift attachment. The attachment has a horizontal support which fits in the hook notches and L shaped fork lift elements are pivotably mounted at their top on the horizontal support with the lower part of the fork lift elements resting against the lower part of the bucket. A latch member is mounted on a fork lift element for coupling that element to the bucket to prevent relative pivotal movement of the fork lift element about the horizontal support relative to the bucket only when the bucket is in certain specified attitudes. The latch member may comprise one or more tines in cooperation with the bucket lower edge or may comprise a locking strip fastened to the bucket in conjunction with a generally L shaped hook fastened to the fork lift elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1981
    Inventor: Jack D. Carter
  • Patent number: 4236689
    Abstract: A flexible insert arrangement for an electrical connector mold for supporting leads extending therefrom and closing the mold end is disclosed and includes a flat resilient body having one or more lead-accepting depressions normal to the body across one edge thereof and an arrangement actuable as the mold halves are closed on one another for deforming the body to temporarily displace the body resilient material about each electrical lead extending from the mold to complete the formation of an insulating material-accepting connector forming cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1980
    Assignee: Lyall Electric, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan R. Hass
  • Patent number: 4215868
    Abstract: This invention relates to a gasket apparatus for providing a fluid tight seal between a pipe and a porthole in the wall of a manhole riser. The apparatus includes an elongated sleeve of elastomeric material, the sleeve having at one end an outwardly turned, reflexly curved annular flange. The body portion extends axially beyond the flange. A rigid reinforcing ring coaxially engages the inner surface of the flange, forming said flange to a predetermined outside diameter. This apparatus is inserted into the porthole in coaxial sealing relationship therewith. The flange is radially compressed between the ring and the wall of the porthole thereby providing a seal. The end of the pipe is received by the sleeve which is clamped at the distal end thereof onto the pipe to provide a further seal.The method of forming the seal includes inserting a solid, substantially rigid ring into the end portion of an elastomeric elongated sleeve which thereby determines the outer diameter of the sleeve radially opposite the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1980
    Assignee: Press Seal Gasket Corporation
    Inventors: Harry W. Skinner, Alan D. Burdick
  • Patent number: 4212067
    Abstract: A keyboard entry VOR receiver incorporating a phase locked loop frequency synthesizer under processor control is disclosed. In one version a scanning VOR navigation receiver with a multitude of VOR displays operating from that one receiver and under the control of the processor also includes a keyboard for operator entry of information into the processor and a display for viewing frequency and other information during operation of the receiver. The processing means includes a central processing unit, keyboard and display interface circuitry, general input and output circuits and a memory. The display may be a conventional omni bearing selector and course deviation meter arrangement or a plurality of three digit bearing displays may be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1980
    Assignee: General Aviation Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Claude L. Henderson
  • Patent number: 4193873
    Abstract: A manure collection and storage system includes a collecting receptacle for receiving manure collected from an animal confining facility, and a water line for adding water to the manure in the collecting receptacle to form a slurry. A storage receptacle is located at a distance from the collecting receptacle and is connected thereto by a conduit. A first pump is coupled in the conduit for transferring slurry from the collecting receptacle to the storage receptacle. A second pump is coupled to the storage receptacle for recirculating the slurry therein thereby to agitate the same, the second pump being adapted to discharge slurry from the second receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1980
    Inventor: Donald D. Thrasher
  • Patent number: 4189718
    Abstract: The invention is an electronic siren comprising in combination circuitry for generating one of a square wave siren and intelligible audio signal and a power output amplifier for audibly reproducing the signal. The amplifier includes transistor circuitry having base, emitter and collector means and a first circuit for coupling the signal-generating circuitry to the base means and one of said emitter and collector means for driving the transistors of the transistor circuitry into saturation in response to the siren signal. The first circuit includes circuitry for applying a dynamic biasing voltage derived from the siren signal to one of the emitter and collector means in phase with the voltage of the siren signal applied to the base means and of a plurality and opposition to the potential drop of the junction of the base means and the other of the emitter and collector means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1980
    Assignee: Carson Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Carson, Gerald D. Smith, Frank R. Owens
  • Patent number: 4187055
    Abstract: A flexible fan which automatically reduces its pitch in response to increased rotation speed includes a hub having an axis of rotation and a plurality of blades extending radially outwardly therefrom. Each blade has a leading surface, a root portion joined to the hub, a tip portion, leading and trailing edges, and a relatively stiff leading portion joined to a relatively flexible trailing portion by a relatively narrow hinge zone which extends diagonally across the blade from generally the trailing edge of the root portion to generally the leading edge of the tip portion. A pair of stiffening ribs are provided on the leading surface of the leading blade portion which define a triangle with its base joining the hub and its apex extending toward the tip portion, one rib being adjacent and generally parallel with the hinge zone, and the other rib being spaced from and generally parallel with the leading edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1980
    Assignee: Vernco Corporation
    Inventor: John W. Barnstead
  • Patent number: 4185126
    Abstract: Cheese trimmings are reconstituted into horns by grinding the trimmings into a particulate mass at a temperature which inhibits bacteria growth on said trimmings and then, at said temperature, ramming the particulate mass into a closed mold at a pressure and for a period of time as causes the particles in said mass to completely bond together to form a solid, self-supporting block of cheese.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1980
    Assignee: Beatrice Foods Co.
    Inventor: Rodney D. Spors
  • Patent number: 4184415
    Abstract: An air circulation apparatus for achieving more uniform temperature conditions throughout the room by drawing cooler air upwardly from the floor level and discharging it near the ceiling. The apparatus comprises a vertical tubular member having an air inlet at its lower end and a plurality of circumferentially spaced air outlets at its upper end, a motor-driven blower in the lower portion of the tubular member and a deflector mounted adjacent the outlets for directing the moving air through the outlets in a lateral direction. The tubular member is frictionally supported between the floor and ceiling by means of a pair of rubber capped poles extending from the upper and lower ends thereof. The upper pole is telescopically received within the tubular member and urged into frictional engagement with the ceiling by means of a compressed spring. If desired, decorative brackets suitable for hanging flower pots or the like may be mounted on the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1980
    Assignee: General Connector Corporation
    Inventor: Dick H. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 4185188
    Abstract: An internal pinion revolution counter includes a rotatable input shaft having first and second axial sections, and a bearing sleeve member rotatably supporting the first shaft section. A gear member is rotatably mounted on the sleeve member and has first and second axial sections, the first section having a first full tooth spur gear formed thereon. A first number wheel is secured to the second shaft section for rotation therewith, and an internal pinion transfer mechanism couples the first number wheel to the first spur gear. A second number wheel has a web portion joined to a hub portion mounted on the first spur gear for rotation therewith, and the second section of the gear member has a spur gear segment formed thereon as an extension of the first spur gear. A locking ring has a hub portion mounted on the second section of the gear member, and having an axial slot formed therein with the gear segment extending therethrough, the hub portion of the locking ring having an annular outer locking cam surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1980
    Assignee: Bowmar Instrument Corporation
    Inventor: Edward D. Sigl
  • Patent number: 4185240
    Abstract: A transceiver channel selection circuit operable in both transmit and receive modes of operation including a digital phase lock circuit having a controllable oscillator, a reference frequency source, and means for obtaining a signal, the frequency of which is an aliquot part of the controllable oscillator frequency, are connected together in a feedback loop and the reference frequency and submultiple frequency compared and the controllable oscillator frequency changed, if the submultiple and reference frequencies differ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1980
    Assignee: General Aviation Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lowell G. Atkinson, Edmund E. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 4183141
    Abstract: An orthodontic method for treating malocclusion comprising the steps of forming a model of the patient's teeth in the form of a dental arch with the replicas of the teeth in idealized locations, establishing on the labial and buccal surfaces of the replicas locations which conjointly define an idealized dental arch configuration, forming rigid caps of hardenable, plastic material over the crowns of the replicas, affixing to the cap for each replica a bracket orientation module in registry with said established location and utilizing the caps with the respective bracket orientation modules to locate brackets on the corresponding teeth in the patient's mouth in locations corresponding to said established locations.Bracket orientation modules are provided which are usable to locate precisely brackets on the teeth at the outset of treatment and also to replace any lost or damaged brackets anytime during treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1980
    Inventors: Eugene L. Dellinger, Robert J. Loubier
  • Patent number: 4183570
    Abstract: A retractable trash spear device comprises an elongated tubular handle member having opposite ends with an elongated rod element therein having a pointed end and being axially movable between an extended position with the pointed end projecting from one end of the handle member and a fully retracted position with the pointed end completely within the handle member. The handle member has an elongated slot formed therein adjacent its other end, and a manual actuating element is adjustably attached to the rod element and extends out of the slot for selectively moving the rod element between its retracted and extended positions. A coil spring in the handle member surrounding the rod element biases the rod element towards its retracted position. The lower end of the slot in the handle member has a right angle extension thereon for holding the actuating element thereby to hold the rod element in its extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1980
    Inventors: Marshall W. Broyles, Charles D. Schrader
  • Patent number: 4182681
    Abstract: The invention relates to a chemical agent for treating cellulose insulation and which consists of borax, ammonium sulphate, aluminum sulphate, soda ash, anhydrous silica gel and diammonium phosphate and method of fabricating the same, and a cellulosic insulation containing the aforesaid chemical agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1980
    Inventor: Daniel L. Gumbert
  • Patent number: 4182032
    Abstract: A fork having a finger operated assist blade pivotally attached thereto such that it is movable sideways against the outer tine of the fork in a lateral direction. The assist blade, which is spring biased outwardly, is higher than the fork tines so that food will be pushed on the fork as it moves inwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1980
    Inventor: Duane B. Newport
  • Patent number: 4182588
    Abstract: A positive feed drill having an elongated spindle mounted for reversible longitudinal motion in a drill housing. The spindle has an hexagonal cross-section with the apices of the hexagon being threaded. A toothed drive gear having a hexagonal aperture centrally thereof has a close sliding fit with the spindle and is mounted for rotating the spindle. A feed gear having a threaded aperture centrally thereof is in threaded engagement with the spindle apices and is selectively rotated at a different rotational speed than the drive gear to longitudinally advance and retract the spindle. A gear for driving the feed gear is pin-slot locked to a motor gear for longitudinal spindle advancement, and is pin-slot locked to the housing for rapid spindle retraction. A pneumatic circuit in cooperation with limit valves and stop members provides completely automatic drilling to an adjustable depth, a dwell, and a positive retract operation with an economy of pneumatic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1980
    Inventors: Robert C. Burkart, Gilbert J. Newbould
  • Patent number: 4181695
    Abstract: A method is disclosed to embed a perforated body in a cake of soap and to align that body perforation with a transverse hole in the soap so that a support post can easily penetrate the body hole to support the soap by the embedded body.The flat sheet like body is inserted edgewise into bar soap through a slot in the soap created during the soap extrusion. The problem of aligning the hole in the body with the hole in the soap during the high speed production of cake soap is overcome by first placing the body in the soap at the desired location within a distance of one half the diameter of the hole in the body. The final exact location of the body hole is achieved by a pointed punch creating a hole in the soap by the point on the punch picking up the body hole and shifting the body as needed by a corresponding sized portion of the punch entering the body hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1980
    Inventor: Glenn E. Rickert
  • Patent number: 4174913
    Abstract: An animal guard for use in a field pipe has a generally circular baffle member formed of relatively thin sheet material mounted for pivotable movement in the direction of effluent flow at a perimetral point inwardly of the pipe at an axial predetermined distance from the open end of the pipe. A stop bar is secured inwardly of the pipe at a distance greater than said predetermined distance so that it is on the opposite axial side of the member. The bar extends from the inner surface of the pipe in a direction inclined in the direction of effluent flow and has a length to restrict pivoting of the member in a second arcuate direction oppositely of the first direction to prevent animal entry past the member while the member is free to pivot in the first direction toward the open pipe end to provide substantially free-flow of debris carrying effluents in the pipe toward the open end, while preventing the entrance of animals into the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1979
    Assignee: Myrtle M. Schliesser
    Inventor: Carroll G. Schliesser
  • Patent number: 4173814
    Abstract: A pad, especially an athletic pad, and particularly a pad for use in contact sports to protect the wearer, in which a film of plastic material is deposited on a support and then a body of the same material with a blowing agent therein is placed on the film and the pad member is then cured (gelled and fused) with simultaneous blowing of the added body of material. The pad member is formed so that different regions thereof are different in thickness to provide for increased protection in the thicker regions while flexibility is maintained in the thinner regions of the pad member. The addition of at least one elastic strap element to the pad for retaining it in position on the body completes the construction of the pad member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1979
    Inventor: James H. Enicks
  • Patent number: 4173196
    Abstract: A safety release for water skiing tow lines comprising a U-shaped body having a rearwardly facing slot therein, a mounting bracket for securing the device to a ski pylon, a release arm pivotally secured to the body and including a bolt which extends across the slot when the arm is in a vertical position so as to engage the terminal loop of the ski rope. When the arm is pulled forwardly by means of a trip line operated from within the boat, the bolt is retracted out of the slot thereby releasing the tow line. Adjustable spring biased detents are provided for locking the release handle in the open and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1979
    Assignee: Ajax Machine and Welding Co.
    Inventors: Edward F. Casad, Thomas R. Casad, Richard E. Jones