Patents Represented by Attorney Irvin L. Groh
  • Patent number: 4747498
    Abstract: A threaded safety dispensing closure and container package in which the initial threading on of the closure to the product filled container affixes the closure to the container so that it cannot be removed, requiring dispensing through the dispensing orifice in the closure top and inhibiting refilling of the container. The container neck terminates in an annular end wall having a plurality of circumferentially spaced ratchet teeth which coact with the top of the closure cap allowing threading on but locking the cap to the container against unthreading removal. Tamper indication can be provided by an integrally molded insert across the dispensing orifice which is removed by a pull tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Assignee: Sunbeam Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Peter P. Gach
  • Patent number: 4738582
    Abstract: A tank carrier and manipulator primarily for handling cylindrical tanks of liquid such as liquified gas or chemicals and inverting them for use. Normally mounted on a wheeled vehicle for transport and liquid dispensing use, the tank is strapped to a support member while standing in a vertical position on the ground. The tank can then be tilted to a desired angle clearing structure on the vehicle and rotated approximately 180.degree. to present the top of the tank in a generally downward position for dispensing its contents in liquid form. The vehicle can contain auxiliary equipment such as a pressure vessel for heating the liquid and delivering it as a gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: E Manufacturing Company Inc.
    Inventor: John E. Roberts
  • Patent number: 4736088
    Abstract: A therapeutic heating pad having a laminate structure which concentrates the flow of heat in one direction through the laminate including a flannel lamina in contact with a body member being treated to produce a moist hot heat to foment the body member. The laminate structure is adaptable to be held in a tubular configuration to form a muff for fomentation of a body member inserted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Assignee: Battle Creek Equipment Company
    Inventor: Gordon B. Bart
  • Patent number: 4735334
    Abstract: A closure having a dispensing orifice in the top of a threaded cap which is closed by a lid hinged to the cap. A thin membrane extends inwardly from the periphery of the orifice, and a closure plug on the lid engages the orifice and stretches the membrane downwardly to seal the plug. The method of manufacture and sealing is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Assignee: Sunbeam Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Jerry A. Abbott
  • Patent number: 4727745
    Abstract: A large size barrel-shaped dent ball for removing dents in curved and tapered tubing having a diameter between 21/2 and 41/2 inches such as a tuba. The ball is constructed with a hardwood core and a steel band about the center portion of its length. An axial steel tube is also inserted in the hardwood core to facilitate use and removal of the ball from the tube. This composite structure reduces the overall weight so that the ball can be manipulated during use. A cable tool on which the dent ball can be strung between two metal impact balls is also presented. Reciprocation of the cable provides repeated impact of a metal impact ball against the barrel-shaped dent ball to drive the dent ball under and past the dent in a dent removal and tool retrieval direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1988
    Assignee: Sunbeam Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Clifford M. Ferree
  • Patent number: 4727999
    Abstract: A safety dispensing closure and container package in which the closure is affixed to the container so that it cannot be removed, requiring dispensing through a dispensing orifice in the closure top and inhibiting refilling of the container. An internal bead on the closure skirt engages a groove in the container neck and the closure skirt extends into close proximity with a shoulder on the container neck to prevent attempts of prying removal. Tamper indication can also be provided by an integrally molded insert across the dispensing orifice which is removed by a pull tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1988
    Assignee: Sunbeam Plastic Corporation
    Inventor: Peter P. Gach
  • Patent number: 4727744
    Abstract: A tool for removing dents from tubing, particularly dents from curved brass tubing used in musical instruments such as trombones, trumpets and french horns. The tool is designed not only to drive a barrel-shaped dent ball past the dent to raise it, but also to reverse the procedure to remove the tool from the horn in working with tubing that is not open ended. The tool has a series of barrel-shaped force transmitting beads which are pivotally connected to each other and to a tubular handle at one end. At the other end a length of cable extends through a fixed metal driver ball to a metal retainer bead at the end of the cable. A barrel-shaped dent ball is strung on the cable for movement between the driver ball and retainer bead for impacting motion by reciprocation of the handle when the dent ball has been lodged underneath the dent to be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1988
    Assignee: Ferree' Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Clifford Ferree
  • Patent number: 4719740
    Abstract: A method of constructing a closure and applying it to a container to provide a hermetically sealed, tamper-indicating package which can be easily opened without danger of contaminating the container contents by fragmentation of the sealing element. The sealing element is formed as a laminated liner disk haivng an inner foil layer and an outer tough thermoplastic layer. A heat sealing layer allows the liner disk to be hermetically sealed to the container by induction heating after the closure is attached to the container. A frangible opening line is created by melting through the thermoplastic layer and heat sealing layer to the metal foil layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1988
    Assignee: Sunbeam Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Peter P. Gach
  • Patent number: 4717050
    Abstract: A multiple orifice closure for attachment to a container for dispensing product, usually in the form of a liquid, at different rates. The closure includes a cap incorporating the larger orifice and an annular skirt having a container attachment such as threads or a snap bead. Two lids are hinged to the closure; one is an intermediate lid which covers the cap top and contains the second smaller orifice. The other lid is a top lid which acts to close the smaller orifice on the intermediate lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Assignee: Sunbeam Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: David M. Wright
  • Patent number: 4711372
    Abstract: YA tamper indicating dispensing closure for attachment to an originally filled container to indicate prior opening or tampering. The closure has a base cap with a dispensing orifice therethrough and an upstanding retention sleeve. A lid is hinged to the base cap and has a tamper indicating disk attached to it by a pin extending through the lid. In its originally packaged condition, the pin extends into the retention sleeve with the lid closed. A frangible area on the disk around the pin breaks upon initial opening providing evidence of tampering or prior opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1987
    Assignee: Sunbeam Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Peter P. Gach
  • Patent number: 4699299
    Abstract: An adjustable dispensing closure including a body member provided with an opening and a lid member formed with a plurality of apertures of different sizes. The lid member is rotatable relative to the body member to permit regulated dispensing of the contents of the container. The lid member is held relative to the closure body by complementary annular rings for rotation through a full 360 degrees between closed and selected open positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1987
    Assignee: Sunbeam Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Peter P. Gach
  • Patent number: 4693495
    Abstract: A cushion is mounted on a vehicle shoulder belt for softening the pressure of the belt on the user, and includes a foam pad encased in a fabric cover with hook and loop fastener means along opposite side edges of the cover so that it may be removed from the shoulder belt. Stitching connects opposite ends of the over along a central fold line to assist the user in folding the cushion over the shoulder belt while permitting the midsection of the cushion to comfortably contact the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1987
    Inventor: Virginia L. LaPointe
  • Patent number: 4690654
    Abstract: A toy vehicle carrying case and launcher having a clip for carrying on the belt of the user. The clip retracts as the case is placed on a surface for launching. The vehicle and launcher are completely enclosed in the carrying mode. A ready button releases a vehicle carrier to swing out into a launching mode. A firing button launches the vehicle and is operative only when the carrier is in its ready position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Assignee: Craft House Corporation
    Inventor: George E. DeLaney
  • Patent number: 4682702
    Abstract: A dispensing closure having a base cap with a top containing a dispensing orifice and a skirt adapted to be attached to a container so that dispensing of the container contents can take place only through the cap orifice. The orifice is sealed with an integrally molded removable disc having a spiral weakening groove which defines a tear strip. Lifting a pull ring attached to the tear strip removes the sealing disc as a spiral strip so that any attempt to hide a previous partial opening by pushing the lifted portion of the strip back in the plane of the disc will be easily detected. A lid attached to the base cap provides easy access to the seal for detecting tampering and removal for use as well as acting to close the orifice after removal of the sealing disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Assignee: Sunbeam Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Peter P. Gach
  • Patent number: 4682700
    Abstract: A safety closure and container package including an internally threaded closure cap and a container having a threaded neck. A retention flange is located on the container neck below the threads, having a gradually sloping upper surface and an abrupt, inwardly directed lower surface extending downwardly toward the neck at 45.degree.-90.degree.. A coacting inwardly projecting retention bead on the cap completes this child-resistant feature requiring considerably more force for removal of the closure than application. The safety package can also include a second container flange and cap bead located between the retention flange and bead and the threads to provide a non-backoff feature. The non-backoff flange has a gradually sloping upper surface and a gradually sloping inwardly directed surface extending downwardly toward the container neck at 15.degree.-25.degree..
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Assignee: Sunbeam Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Montgomery, Gene Hawkins
  • Patent number: 4681509
    Abstract: A variable inlet vane assembly for use with force draft and induction draft systems having a fan. The vane assembly comprises a mounting base and a hub supported in spaced relationship by a plurality of supports. The inlet vanes are pivotally supported between the base and the hub and are engaged by an actuating ring. An annular sliding bearing is interposed between the actuating ring and the hub. A plurality of stationary dorsal vanes are mounted downstream and in close relationship to the main vanes to control violent back eddies of air which occur at low vane closures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Assignee: American Davidson, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Davis
  • Patent number: D292173
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1987
    Assignee: Sunbeam Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Randall K. Julian, David M. Wright
  • Patent number: D293621
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1988
    Inventor: LeRoy E. Jackson
  • Patent number: D293703
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1988
    Inventor: Michael A. Kaye
  • Patent number: D295432
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Inventor: Louis D. Baranek