Patents Represented by Law Firm Hoffmann, Dilworth, Barrese & Baron
  • Patent number: 4714610
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are improved cationic hair conditioning compositions comprising an amine oxide and, water and sufficient acid to provide a pH for said composition of from about 3.8 to about 2.4 and an amine oxide concentration from about 0.5% to about 10% based on the total weight of said hair conditioning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1987
    Assignee: Revlon, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Gerstein
  • Patent number: 4709818
    Abstract: A container and method for compression packaging a compressible article which includes use of a container having two rigid sides each connected to the other at a first end establishing a spaced-apart, parallel, and substantially co-extensive relationship between the sides. The container also includes closure means at the other end of each side for releasably holding the sides in the relationship established by the first end against the face of the compressible article held therebetween, and retaining mean fixed along the sides of the container. The retaining means has an open condition which permits compression packaging of the article and a closed condition which retains the compressible article under pressure in the container until released by the closure means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Assignee: East/West Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic J. Spinosa, Frank Knoll
  • Patent number: 4707703
    Abstract: A method of thermally printing a multicolor image on a print paper is disclosed. With this method, a lengthy multicolor image can be printed on a paper over a plurality of pages of a length determined by a length of each ink zone of an ink ribbon. First, the ink ribbon is set over a platen roller with the paper being interposed therebetween, the ink ribbon having plural groups of ink zones, the ink zones of each group carrying a plurality of heat-dissolving inks of different colors, respectively. One of the ink zones is positioned at a printing position where a thermal head contacts with the platen roller through the ink ribbon and paper. The thermal head is then activated in accordance with image data stored in a memory, and the ink ribbon and paper are advanced to effect transfer of ink so that one of color component images of the image is printed on the paper. The ink ribbon and paper are then advanced by a predetermined distance to separate the paper from the ink ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akikazu Toida, Satoshi Iwata, Fumio Takahashi, Takanobu Mimura
  • Patent number: 4702405
    Abstract: Friction welding apparatus comprises a housing (1, 2) and a workpiece support (20', 24) rotatably and axially movably mounted in the housing. An air driven motor (20) is coupled to the workpiece support (20', 24) to cause the workpiece support to rotate relatively to the housing. A compression spring (33) urges the workpiece support in a first axial direction relatively to the housing while a piston (7) responsive to air pressure is provided to move the workpiece support (20', 24) relatively to the housing (1, 2) in a second axial direction opposite to the first direction. Air under pressure is communicated through a common inlet (6) in the housing (1, 2) to a valve arrangement (8, 9, 13, 14) so that air is conveyed along a first path to the drive motor (20) and along a second path to the piston (7). The valve arrangement is such that axial movement of the piston (7) relatively to the housing (1, 2) causes the valve gradually to close thereby gradually stopping rotation of the motor (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1987
    Assignee: Thomson Welding & Inspection Ltd.
    Inventors: Allan R. Thomson, Thomas V. Heath
  • Patent number: 4702678
    Abstract: An oscillator for imparting oscillation at a high frequency to respiratory gas in a pneumatic circuit of a high frequency oscillatory ventilation apparatus for artificial respiration includes a cylinder unit mounted on a base plate and including a cylinder, a piston rod slidably extending through the cylinder along an axis thereof, and a piston fixedly mounted on the piston rod and received in the cylinder for sliding movement therealong for applying oscillation to the pneumatic circuit. A first engaging member, mounted on a reciprocable output shaft of a motor mounted on the base plate, engages a second engaging member mounted on the piston rod to connect the output shaft to the piston rod to reciprocally move the piston, the engagement being made in a manner to allow the second engaging member to move out of engagement with the first engaging member in a direction perpendicular to an axis of the piston rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1987
    Assignee: Senko Medical Instrument Mfg. Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Tran N. Phuc
  • Patent number: 4702739
    Abstract: A device for holding a hypodermic syringe-needle unit is provided with a bore in which the syringe unit is received with the needle extending both the holder. A sleeve extended from the holder protectively covers the needle so that the sleeve can be placed against the body part where injection is to occur and with the needle tip end proximate the body part. By sliding the holder toward the body part a detent restraint holding the sleeve in extended position is overcome and relative retraction movement effected therewith and needle insertion smoothly produced to a defined depth without causing any noticeable discomfort to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1987
    Inventor: Milosevic M. Milorad
  • Patent number: 4702685
    Abstract: An arrangement for fitting a mold tool in an injection molding machine which has first and second mold tool mounting plates, comprises an array of lower support arms on each plate for supporting the mold tool in a precisely aligned position in respect of height relative to the plate, lateral guides for aligning the mold tool in a lateral direction, clamping elements for fixing the portions of the mold tool on the respective plates, and connecting means on the mold tool and the machine for the supply to the mold of power, blowing air, a tool temperature control agent and the like. Each array of arms provides a guide surface extending perpendicularly away from the plate on which they are disposed, while the lateral guide means have guide surfaces which converge towards the respective plate and towards the center line thereof. The tool is displaceable towards the respective plates on the respective guide surfaces of the arrays of arms, by movement of the plates one towards the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1987
    Assignee: Mannesmann Demag Kunststofftechnik
    Inventor: Peter Fruntzek
  • Patent number: 4699401
    Abstract: A removable seat belt cover including an elongated foldable length of base material. The base material includes a protective cushion portion adapted to surround a selected portion of a seat belt when the base material is folded thereabout. Positioned on the base material are releasable fastener elements to interengage and retain the base material in position when folded about the seat belt portion and to permit removal of the base material therefrom when released. An article retainer is on the base material and is easily accessible for the removable storage of selected articles when the base material is affixed about the seat belt in protective cushioning position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1987
    Inventor: Raul C. Saenz
  • Patent number: 4699351
    Abstract: The pressure responsive, pilot actuated, modulating valve comprises a main valve assembly which defines with the housing a first chamber and controls flow of fluid from an inlet port to an outlet port. A pressure responsive piston is provided which defines with the housing a second chamber. A vent passageway is provided in the piston for communicating the second chamber with the outlet port. A pilot valve assembly is provided to control flow through the vent passageway. A means is provided for selectively actuating the pilot valve assembly. A discharge orifice is comprised in the main valve assembly for communicating the vent passageway with the outlet port. A vent valve assembly is disposed to control flow of fluid between the first chamber and the discharge orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1987
    Assignee: Target Rock Corporation
    Inventor: Robert A. Wells
  • Patent number: 4699303
    Abstract: A golf article retaining device adapted to be removably attached to a supporting surface. The device is formed of an elongated strip of spring material in a three leg configuration. The first leg has a free end and is bent at the other end into the second leg overlying the first leg to form a mounting recess adapted to receive the upper end of the supporting surface therebetween. The configuration of the mounting recess substantially conforms to the supporting surface and insertion of the supporting surface into the recess will force the first and second legs apart whereby the tendency to return to the relaxed configuration will resiliently mount the device on the supporting surface. The third leg extends from the end of the second leg opposite to the end connected to the first leg, and overlies the second leg on the side opposite to the side facing the first leg. The second and third legs are resiliently displaceable from one another to permit insertion of a golf score card therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1987
    Inventor: Michael S. Kline
  • Patent number: 4696187
    Abstract: A method for rapidly transferring chromatography or adsorption column eluates in a continuous flow directly to the chromatography plate for continuous evaporation of the solvents at a rate compatible with the flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1987
    Assignee: Biochemical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Reiner H. Kopp, Allen I. Panetz
  • Patent number: 4696315
    Abstract: The present invention includes tobaccoless chewing and snuff compositions which can include a red clover herb along with other desirable nicotine-free herbs such as dandelion, slippery elm bark, and an effective amount of the casing material for maintaining the composition in a moist coherent state in the mouth during chewing and/or residence time in the oral cavity. The casing material can include different ingredients such as molasses, sea salt, gingers, cayenne, and other ingredients which have desirable properties. The herbs and casing material impart the same texture, taste, bite, life and enjoyment as fine quality chewing tobacco and/or snuff and leafy chews including dandelion as an essential component thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1987
    Assignee: Better Life International, Inc.
    Inventor: John K. Summers
  • Patent number: 4690523
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame is disclosed which comprises a monolithic, one piece front member fabricated of thermoplastic resin and having a unitary brow bar and a pair of lens rims depending therefrom, there being an elongated reinforcement member fully embedded within said front member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Assignee: Kenco Optics, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Loiacono
  • Patent number: 4688579
    Abstract: An input device for supplying detected signals from electrodes and transducers attached to a patient to a patient monitoring system used in an ICU or a CCU includes a case having a plug-in connector for transmission of the signals and power between the input device and the system, and a plurality of lines for receiving physiological input signals, a RAM disposed in the case for storing patient data items necessary for monitoring a patient, a backup battery disposed in the case for backing up the RAM, and a switch disposed in the case and actuatable in response to detachment of the case from the patient monitoring system for switching from a power supply of the patient monitoring system to the backup battery to keep the RAM energized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1987
    Assignee: Nihon Kohden Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuo Inahara
  • Patent number: 4687253
    Abstract: In a safety-belt system comprising a winding and locking mechanism, a clamping device is provided which carries out a clamping of the safety-belt outside the reel winding, wherein this clamping effect is caused by a lifting motion of the winding and locking mechanism or of a part thereof and is fastened by suitable means so that the load-bearing clamping organ comes to engage with its entire clamping surface on the belt and the approach of the clamping surface to the belt is synchronized. According to the invention clamping readiness of the clamping organ is begun on every vehicle deceleration of more than 0.45 g and on every belt withdrawal acceleration of more than 1.5 g. The belt winder contains, apart from the driving spring and the winding shaft, only the sensor and control mechanism, and does not require any separate locking elements in order to cause preblocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Assignee: Britax-Kolb GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Hans-Hellmut Ernst, Edmund Lochbihler
  • Patent number: 4687517
    Abstract: The present invention provides a concrete composition having a heat resisting property and dimensional stability, which comprises a cement selected from the group consisting of a self-hardening cement, a latent hydraulic material, a mixed cement and a thermosetting cement, a hydraulic material, an aggregate, a carbonaceous material acting as a binder and selected from the group consisting of a powdered coke and pitch coke, and potassium titanate whisker. Since the concrete composition of the invention is resistant to firing and can be used at a high temperature, a solidified mass prepared therefrom can be applied with a glaze and heated to have an enamelled surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Assignee: Shimizu Construction Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Sawaide, Noboru Ishikawa, Hideyo Shiokawa
  • Patent number: 4682791
    Abstract: The invention relates to a deflection device with means for direct clamping locking of the belt which takes place according to the severity of the loading in a progressive manner. With the usually occurring locking in normal vehicle conditions, such as for example upon braking above 0.4 g, a first arresting action takes place with a weak clamping which does not damage the textile webbing. Only in the case of higher loading, which occurs in the case of an accident, a second arresting action occurs which effects secure and slip-free load transfer by application of aggressive clamping means. This type of locking is--excluding taut belts--the most efficient. It results in very small initial displacement of the occupant. The use-cost analysis is optimal since light and economic winders can be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Assignee: Britax-Kolb GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Hans-H. Ernst
  • Patent number: 4681032
    Abstract: A bundling device is disclosed for providing bundle units of waste paper or other articles. The device comprises (a) a quantity of serially dispensable, flexible, elongated ties of a length sufficient to encompass a stack of articles to be bundled, (b) means for maintaining the ties in a predetermined position relative to said stack of articles and, optionally, (c) an article-receiving receptacle with means (b) being attached to the base of the receptacle at a preselected site thereon and, optionally when said article-receiving receptacle (c) is provided, (d) means for attaching the terminal portions of ties (a) to a preselected site on the walls of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Inventor: Eve C. McDermott
  • Patent number: 4679760
    Abstract: A springing arrangement comprises a coil spring and a spring-engaging member acting thereon between the two ends of the spring and in a direction which differs from the longitudinal direction of the spring, thereby to provide non-linear dependency of the spring force on the distance covered by the spring-engaging member. The spring-engaging member is made up of two elements on respective sides of the spring, each element bearing against the spring by way of a curved surface and extending over a plurality of turns of the coil spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: Grammer Sitzsysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Dotzler, Johann Meier
  • Patent number: D291856
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1987
    Assignee: American Commercial Inc.
    Inventor: Walter Everhan