Patents Represented by Attorney James E. Nilles
  • Patent number: 4993587
    Abstract: A card dispensing apparatus is disclosed of a type comprising a draw roller for drawing a card to be dispensed from a bottom of a stack of cards and a delivery roller for delivering the drawn card toward an outlet of the apparatus. The card dispensing apparatus further comprises an antidoubling roller positioned above the delivery roller and reversely rotated relative to the delivery roller to preventing an upper card of two overlapped cards from delivering to the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Asahi Seiko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Abe
  • Patent number: 4933023
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a non-allergenic metal object which can be safely worn next to the skin, comprising the steps of: providing an optimum pure starting material selected from a class comprising an optimum pure nobel metal and an optimum pure noble-metal alloy; creating a protective atmosphere at atmospheric pressure and consisting of water-free hydrocarbons incompletely combusted with pure oxygen and free of oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and nitrogen oxides; melting the starting material in the protective atmosphere; molding a molded object from the starting material in the protective atmosphere; solidifying and cooling the molded object in the protective atmosphere; the step of annealing the solidified molded object prior to cooling and including the further steps of heating the protective atmosphere and causing it to flow in one direction, moving the solidified molded object through the heated flowing protective atmosphere in the opposite direction, maintaining a portion of the heating flowing protecti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Inventor: Hans G. E. Wahlbeck
  • Patent number: 4932681
    Abstract: A recording medium having two outer sheets (1, 3) forming a pocket, and an extractable intermediate sheet (5) lying in between, the latter producing a recording contrast in a recording action and being removed from the pocket after noting, there further being provided between the outer sheets a sticky area (17), which does not stick to the intermediate sheet but to the opposite sides of the outer sheets (1 and 3), in order to prevent an impairment of the noting by the sticky area (17) provided, the sticky area (17) is provided on one side with respect to the intermediate sheet (5) and the operative connection effecting the recording contrast is arranged on the other side of the intermediate sheet (5) between the latter and the outer sheet (1) neighboring there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Inventor: Gerhard A. Worndli
  • Patent number: 4925225
    Abstract: A vacuum lifting device is attachable to a crane and operates to lift and subsequently release a sheet of material. The device comprises a support assembly including an eyebolt at its upper end for attachment to the hook, a threaded rod and a coupling nut securing the eyebolt and rod together. The lower end of the rod is connected to a vacuum pad. A cover member is fixedly secured to the eyebolt by entrapment between the coupling nut and the eyebolt to provide a protective housing. A vacuum pump is mounted within the housing. In operation, with the device resting on the sheet and with the vacuum release valve closed, actuation of the motor switch starts the motor and vacuum pump so as to create a vacuum in the vacuum chamber whereby the sheet adheres to the vacuum pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Assignee: Dost Incorporated
    Inventor: James A. Dost
  • Patent number: 4918763
    Abstract: A water closet is disclosed having a bowl with rim wash outlets and a tank connected thereto containing flushing water at a level where most of the water will not flow by gravity through the bowl rim outlets. A tank water withdrawing device is mounted in the tank and is automatically activated when flushing is initiated to withdraw water from the tank and direct it to the bowl rim outlet to supplement the volume of water flowing from a water supply inlet connected to the tank to conserve water usage and provide proper rim wash at low water supply pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: Canaceramic Limited
    Inventor: John J. Brotcke
  • Patent number: 4913676
    Abstract: A moving animal toy wherein when a motor is started upper and lower beaks are pivoted up and down simultaneously to widely open and close its beaks, and at the same time a head is slowly rotated twisting its head sideways. When a voice is uttered against the toy, it is received through a microphone by a voice recording and reproducing device and after a specified recording time elapses, the voice is reproduced by the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: Iwaya Corporation
    Inventors: Noriyuki Koguchi, Takashi Furuya
  • Patent number: 4909991
    Abstract: A variable pipette is disclosed which is so designed that its volumetric capacity for sucking and discharging a sample is variable. A first-stage stroke l.sub.1 for sucking and discharging a sample is defined between a first first-stage stop portion of a nut and a second first-stage stop portion of an actuating shaft, and this stroke l.sub.1 is set through the actuating shaft, a first stop portion of a threaded hollow shaft, the hollow shaft and the nut, not through any portion of the body of the pipette. Therefore, even if the temperature of the body is raised by the heat transmitted from the operator's hand as it grips the pipette and the body is thereby expanded axially, the above-described stroke l.sub.1 is independent of the expansion of the body and there is therefore hardly any error produced in the stroke l.sub.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: Nichiryo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuji Oshikubo
  • Patent number: 4907037
    Abstract: It is intended for measuring a given characteristic of a fluid medium and comprises at least one assembly having an appropriate reagent for said measurement and serving to interact with the fluid medium, reagent support means, an optical fibre (2) called the emitting fibre and used for transmitting light in the direction of the support means and at least one other optical fibre (4), called the receiving fibre and which recovers at least part of the light from the support means when the latter receive the light from the emitting fibre. The support means comprise a single porous or adsorbant element (10) to which is fixed the reagent and which is positioned facing the emitting fibre and each receiving fibre. This element is in direct contact with the fluid medium when the transducer is immersed in it and therefore has no confinement membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: Commissariat A L'Energie Atomiqued
    Inventors: Gilbert Boisde, Jean-Jacques Perez
  • Patent number: 4906264
    Abstract: An oil separator operates to remove oil entrained in a refrigerant being circulated in a refrigeration system, especially a system using a screw-type compressor. The oil separator generally comprises a vessel having a chamber therein and a perforated plate on which oil coalescing elements are mounted divides the chamber into a lower primary oil separator section and an upper secondary oil separator section. A mixture inlet pipe extends through a side of the tank into the lower section for admitting a pressurized mixture of refrigerant and oil. A refrigerant gas outlet port is provided in the upper section for expelling refrigerant from which the oil has been separated. An oil outlet port is provided in the lower section for expelling oil collected in an oil sump at the bottom of the lower section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: Vilter Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Paul G. Szymaszek, Robert J. Schintgen
  • Patent number: 4904107
    Abstract: A ball joint wherein a global head of a ball stud is covered with a bearing seat made of a hard synthetic resin so that the global head is movable in the bearing seat, a shank formed integral with the ball stud is projected from the global head, the bearing seat with the ball stud is pressed into a housing having openings at both ends, so that the shank of the ball stud is projected out of the opening at one end of the housing, engagement portions at both ends of the bearing seat are brought into engagement with the corresponding ends of the housing, and at least one of the engagement portions of the bearing seat is heated and caulked over the corresponding end of the housing to securely fix the bearing seat to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: Ishikawa Tekko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takao Fukukawa, Masahiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 4901458
    Abstract: An advertising display including a simulated winged butterfly, bee or the like, and which is rotatably driven by a battery operated electromotor to simulate the flight of a butterfly and draw the customer's attention to the merchandise displayed therewith. The rotatable display includes a thin piano wire on which the butterfly is mounted at the upper end of the wire, the lower end of the wire being secured to a rotatably driven member in such a manner as to preclude breakage due to the repeated flexing. An upper end portion of the wire is bent so that the butterfly trails in the direction of rotation of the driven member and produces a particularly lifelike, articulated and swinging movement of the butterfly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: Martin Paul, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin P. Belokin, Norman P. Belokin
  • Patent number: 4902342
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for the manufacture of non-allergy creating objects, especially objects of metal for direct contact with the skin of a human body, for instance jewelery, watches, glasses etc. whereby completely pure metals, especially precious metals like gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rodium etc. are alloyed with optimum pure zinc, copper, aluminum, nickel or chrome, and whereby any and all treatments both in hot and cold stage are made without access of air and without any contact with extraneous substances like salts or acids. Preferably all melting and heating is made under a protective gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Inventor: Hans G. E. Wahlbeck
  • Patent number: 4899744
    Abstract: An apparatus for anastomosing a digestive tract including a plurality of substantially U-shaped retainers that are disposed around an annular groove in the outer periphery of a support tube formed of a soluble material. The annular groove has inner side and bottom surfaces and the retainers are disposed in the tube at a plurality of locations along both the inner side surfaces and the inner bottom surface of the groove in a radial array. The retainers have spaced apart ends and are each made of a shape memory alloy or resin endowed with a property of moving the spaced apart ends to a closed state at a predetermined temperature, or made using a spring member, or provided at the spaced apart ends with magnets that will attract each other. In use, the retainers are released from the support tube when the soluble material of the support tube is dissolved and assume closed state when they reach the predetermined temperatures to clamp the digestive tract therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Inventors: Tatsuo Fujitsuka, Hiroshi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 4900154
    Abstract: A concrete mixer is disclosed having a mixing drum and a drag body is mounted in the drum which has a drag surface positioned to at least partially come into contact with concrete in the drum during a measuring phase in the concrete mixing operation. A hydraulic driving circuit is provided to oscillate the drag body at least during the measuring phase. A pressure sensor is connected in the hydraulic driving circuit for measuring the actual pressure value in the hydraulic driving circuit which is indicative of the flow resistance on the drag surface during the measuring phase of the mixing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Ingrid Hudelmaier
    Inventors: Franz Waitzinger, Gerhard Hudelmaier
  • Patent number: 4890875
    Abstract: A sun visor for use in an automobile wherein a transparent sheet having a suface on which a translucent sheet is attached is used, and the marginal portion of the sheet is supported by a supporting frame. The translucent sheet is a thin film made by vacuum depositing metal such as aluminum or nonmetal such as arsenic and phosphorous, or is formed by reticulated patterns forming fine through holes. The transparent sheet is provided along its peripheral edge with engagement holes. The supporting frame is split into two upper and lower sections and one of the split sections of the supporting frame has pegs and the other apertures, the pegs being mated through the engagement holes with the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Inventor: Taneyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: D305725
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Inventor: Kai K. Yung
  • Patent number: D306036
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Chinon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Nakayama
  • Patent number: D306037
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Chinon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Nakayama
  • Patent number: D307301
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Assignee: Frank Mayer & Associates
    Inventor: John L. Kraus
  • Patent number: RE33247
    Abstract: A dispenser for paste-like products comprising a preferably cylindrical container for the product to be dispensed is provided with delivery device in the form of a delivery piston (6), the surface area of which is substantially equal to the interior cross-sectional area of the container (7). Connected to this piston is a dispensing structure (2) including a value (4). The delivery piston is disposed within the upper end portion of the container and is designed for manual operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: Gap Gesellschaft fur Auswertungen und Patente AG
    Inventor: Japp Bossina