Patents Represented by Attorney Irwin C. Alter
  • Patent number: 6398302
    Abstract: This invention relates to an adjustable child-restraint seat for a vehicle comprising a seat shell, a harness panel, and a restraint harness, The seat shell has a top-portion formed to include two spaced-apart belt-receiving openings. The harness panel consists of a harness casing, a slot panel, an adjustable anchor-point shaft and a spring biased medium that retains the shaft in the corresponding slot of said slot panel . The restraint harness is coupled with the adjustable anchor-point shaft and couples with the restraint coupler which is attached to the bottom-seat portion to provide an adjustable shoulder harnessing system. The apparatus allows the user to easily adjust the height of the shoulder harness from the front of the seat shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Inventors: Gerald Freedman, Michael Douglas Moffa, Erin Renée Reichenberger
  • Patent number: 6230338
    Abstract: An arrangement for the washing or other treatment of hair of a person which comprises a sink having a rim with an indentation, as is conventional. The rim indentation receives and supports the neck of the person. A flexible, resilient pad is carried on the rim within the indentation. The pad has a first end portion extending downwardly from the rim within the sink and a second end portion extending from the rim outside of the sink. The pad also has a central portion between the first and second end portions, which central portion rests in the indentation. The central portion has a width that is less than the respective widths of the first and second end portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Out of the Blue, Inc.
    Inventor: Jodi Kirsch
  • Patent number: 6106066
    Abstract: A stowable seat for mounting to a support member of a vehicle and for use next to a preexisting obstruction wherein a space may be selectively provided for positioning a wheelchair article adjacent to the stowed seat which includes a frame attached to the support member (floor), a cantilevered seatbase and a seatback. The cantilevered seatbase has a free end, a linked end associated along a path generated arc with the frame for providing the seatbase with a range of motion that avoids the obstruction even when moved from a horizontally deployed position to a substantially vertical stowed position. For additional stability a diagonal support truss supports the seatbase in the deployed position with a movable end of the support truss sliding within a runner track and a fixed end journalled with the frame working in combination with said linked end defining the vertical and lateral motion of the seatbase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Freedman Seating Company
    Inventors: Michael Douglas Moffa, Erin Renee Reichenberger, Michael Minbiole
  • Patent number: 5918937
    Abstract: A folding seat comprises a support frame, a seat back and a seat bottom extending generally horizontally in a first position. The bottom is pivotally connected to the frame to permit the bottom to pivot to a generally vertical second position. The seat bottom is connected to a pivot arm system which typically connects to the seat back at a position at or near the bottom of the seat back and which pushes the bottom of the seat back rearwardly as the seat bottom is raised from the first to the second position. The pivot arm system also moves the bottom of the seat back forwardly as the seat bottom is lowered from the second to the first position. This system can optionally include a three point safety belt system or a plurality of seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Freedman Seating Co.
    Inventors: Michael D. Moffa, Karim Youssef Mikhail
  • Patent number: 5755948
    Abstract: This invention relates to a system and process for electroplating that has plating drums whereby the plating drums are filled, and emptied of parts at each individual plating cell and the parts are cleansed by spraying, wiping and/or drying and whereby only cleansed parts are transported from plating cell to plating cell. This results in less contamination and higher efficiencies in plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Hardwood Line Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Anton Ernest Lazaro, Peter Heinrich Tremmel
  • Patent number: 5492389
    Abstract: A stowable seat for mounting to a support member of a vehicle wherein a space may be selectively provided for positioning a wheelchair article adjacent to the stowed seat which includes a frame attached to the support member, a cantilevered seatbase and a seatback. The cantilevered seatbase has a free end, a pivotable end rotatably associated with the frame for providing the seatbase with a range of motion extending from a horizontally deployed position to a vertically stowed position, a diagonal support truss supporting the seatbase in the deployed position with a movable end of the support truss sliding within a runner track and a fixed end journalled with said frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Freedman Seating Company
    Inventors: Brian W. McClintock, Michael D. Moffa
  • Patent number: 5490917
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process and apparatus for electroplating that has an electrolyte continually circulating through a rotating plating barrel along with its parts to be plated by having a nozzle spray means with perforation on an elongated perforated tube that is positioned above the center of a barrel, whereby the spray means barrel is provided with recirculated electrolyte by means of a pump recirculating electrolyte from a plating tank to the elongated perforations while the barrel is rotating, so that the parts are agitated and greater speed and efficiency of the plating process can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1996
    Assignee: Hardwood Line Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Anton E. Lazaro, William Yates
  • Patent number: 5473845
    Abstract: This invention relates to an apparatus and process for joining an add-on module to a base module to form a modular material storage building by selective positioning of the add-on module with respect to the base module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: Justrite Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry L. Livingston, Garry J. McGovern
  • Patent number: 5319870
    Abstract: An adjustable support for banners comprises at least a pair of stanchions for connection to a banner. The stanchions each define an array of transverse slots distributed along the length of each stanchion. At least a pair of spaced brackets are attached to a support structure, each of the brackets defining a longitudinal aperture slidably receiving one of the stanchions in one of variable longitudinal positions. The brackets each also define transverse slot capable of registry with at least one transverse slot of the stanchion received in the longitudinal aperture. First removable cross bar extend through the transverse slot of each bracket and the transverse slot or slots of the stanchion received in each bracket. Extension spring may be provided to connect a banner to each stanchion to assist in wind resistance of the banner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Inventor: Harvey I. Weiss
  • Patent number: 5156266
    Abstract: A foldable, flat sheet is assemblable into a container by folding and sealing together of peripheral tab portions of the sheet. By this invention, at least one of the peripheral tab portions defines a central portion having aperture means proportioned to permit viewing through the aperture means with both eyes when the central portion is placed close to a normal human face. A colored, transparent sheet is sealed to the central portion covering the aperture means. The one peripheral tab portion also defines a pair of lateral portions of the foldable sheet which are attached to opposed sides of the central portion. The lateral portions comprise temple bar means of a pair of dark glasses, which dark glasses are defined by central and lateral portions upon their separation from the rest of the flat sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Assignee: Field Container Corporation
    Inventor: John M. Sykora
  • Patent number: 5054646
    Abstract: The dispenser is a box-like structure, preferably made of metal, that is suspended from a wall near an elevator. The structure enables cards stored to be pulled out of the dispenser. A pair of spring-loaded binding screws press the cards forwardly toward the dispenser access opening. In addition to advertising or other material thereon, the cards have the floor location imprinted thereon to help a party parking a car to retrieve same upon returning to the parking lot. The dispenser has a cover that is pivotally mounted to a base plate which is attached to a wall with a fastening means. When loading the cards, the dispenser cover is pivoted upward to allow loading of the cards on the binding screws. Then the cover of the dispenser is pivoted back to its original position, whereupon it is locked with the base plate. This structure enables the dispenser to be held securely against the wall so that it is not easily removed from the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Assignee: General Parking Corporation
    Inventors: John W. Hammerschlag, Arne Weingart, Andrew R. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 5030330
    Abstract: An improved, doorless, horizontal, perforated electroplating barrel which holds objects to be electroplated with cathode danglers when the barrel is rotated in one direction and upon reversal of the rotation of the electroplating barrel, the barrel empties itself. The improvement resides in the method of plating and design of the barrel that brings about an improved deposition of the electrolyte on parts so that when the parts are initially at a distance further removed from the cathode points, the electrical deposition is improved since the parts are caused to move to different zones in the barrel to be more proximately located for electrical contact with one of the cathode points during the plating operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: Hardwood Line Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Anton E. Lazaro
  • Patent number: 4960438
    Abstract: New and improved briquettes and a process for using the briquettes for both flavoring and heating food when ignited whereby the briquettes have a residual amount of olive oil which, upon ignition, not only heats food but flavors it with the oiled vapors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1990
    Assignee: The Barkesh Company
    Inventors: Yoel Benesh, Tony L. Bark
  • Patent number: 4941588
    Abstract: A drum for containing hazardous waste wherein a plurality of cam locks are associated with the drum to retain the lid thereof in sealed position when locked and to release the lid in the cam locks' open position when access to the drum is desired, thereby obviating the need for threaded lids which are difficult to close as well as open, especially when they have been weathered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Assignee: Justrite Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Frank S. Flider
  • Patent number: 4936152
    Abstract: A pipette tip storage tray and method of use. The tray comprises a frame which includes means for positioning the pipette tips in the storage tray in a biaxial array, so that the pipette tips are uniformly spaced along a first axis with a first spacing and along the second axis with a second spacing. Thus, the pipette tips can be engaged by a first, multi-tip pipettor along the first axis to pick up a plurality of pipette tips along the first axis and to transfer them for pick up or dispensing of liquid to a first multiple-well sample tray. The pipette tips may also be picked up along their second axis, transverse to the first axis, by a second, multi-tip pipettor of different spacing, for transfer to a second multiple-well sample tray of different dimensions from the first tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Inventor: Dennis A. Aldred
  • Patent number: 4838875
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for intravenous administration of fluid to which fluid may be added according to the process also disclosed, by injecting same, using a syringe, but not a needle, directly into the hollow portion of the apparatus through an opening therein. A normally closed backflow check valve device, having a component thereof acting as a means for receiving the fluid by engagement to the syringe, has been permanently sealed into the opening in the hollow portion of the apparatus. The apparatus is capped by a double luer locking cap, the purpose of which is to protect the opening into the apparatus from contamination. This is accomplished by using a cap structure wherein the cap which will ultimately re-cover the opening is locked into and protected by the cap which initially covers the opening and then discarding this initial cap after the apparatus has been filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Inventor: Andrew T. Somor
  • Patent number: 4830695
    Abstract: A process and article for producing finished artwork based on a previously completed professional rendering of the same image. The process uses the placement and temporary adhesion of the article an imprinted, transparent film, to a substrate work surface upon which a finished image will be applied in stages. Sections of the film are serially removed by cutting them along outlines imprinted on the film; pigment is applied to the exposed areas of the substrate; the cut sections are replaced, and new sections of film are cut and removed for the application of other pigment. The serial removal and replacement of cut film sections is performed according to an order indicated in the imprinting of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Inventor: Raymond S. Shlemon
  • Patent number: 4807947
    Abstract: An adjustable, multi-element system for the mounting of display cases or containers on shelving. The system has two parts: a bracket assembly and a display case back wall to be used in conjunction therewith. The bracket assembly is comprised of a bracket arm, a retainer plate, and a mounting plate, onto which the display case or container locks. The retainer plate is adjustable relative to the bracket arm, whereby shelves of varying dimensions may utilize this system. These three elements are removably joined together by a wing nut and a bolt. The remaining element of this system is a sheet of material, which can be sized to serve as the back wall of display containers of various kinds, and which has an opening in it shaped complementarily to a projection from the mounting plate, whereby display cases utilizing this design may be locked onto the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Assignee: Morgan Container Corp.
    Inventor: Robert A. Nuzzo
  • Patent number: D390672
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Tri-Lite, Inc.
    Inventor: Barre Seid
  • Patent number: D394121
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Tri-Lite, Inc.
    Inventor: Barre Seid