Patents Represented by Attorney James W. Pearce
  • Patent number: 4872821
    Abstract: A spinner assembly for a cotton candy machine. The spinner assembly includes a tubular wall member having an upright wall provided with slots. A tubular heater element is supported by the heater element in close proximity with the slots. The wall member is of aluminum material. A dielectric anodized coating on the wall member insulates the wall member from the heater element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1989
    Assignee: Gold Medal Products Co.
    Inventor: Ronald R. Weiss
  • Patent number: 4852689
    Abstract: A leveling device for a ladder which includes a pair of rails, hollow rungs spanning the rails, and foot members pivotally attached to lower portions of the rails. A channel shaped leveling accessory slides on a first one of the rails. Spaced openings are provided in a web of the channel shaped accessory. A selected opening can be aligned with a selected rung. An elongated pin is received in the selected opening and extends through the hollow rung. At end portions of the pin member outboard of the rails and outboard of the channel shaped accessory, fasteners are mounted in the pin member to hold the channel shaped accessory in position. An accessory foot is pivotally mounted on the accessory below the first mentioned rail. The foot members are arranged to support the ladder in upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Inventor: George T. Erion
  • Patent number: 4813617
    Abstract: A wet grinding machine which includes a grinder head, an annular stator having a mounting portion mounted on the grinder head and joined by a body portion to a skirt portion, and a rotor rotatably mounted on the grinder head. The rotor includes a hub portion joined by an annular body portion to an annular skirt portion inside of the annular stator. Outwardly extending slots in the body portion of the rotor define shearing blades in the body portion. Outwardly extending shearing slots in the body portion of the stator are opposed to the shearing blades. Each of the shearing slots slopes and overlaps at least one adjacent shearing blade. As the rotor turns, each of the blades is constantly opposed to and addresses at least one of the shearing slots. There are inlet openings in the stator skirt and in the rotor skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Inventors: Arthur C. Knox, Jr., Anthony Witsken
  • Patent number: 4798109
    Abstract: A machine for forming a chamfer on an edge portion of a cylindrical workpiece. The machine includes a table, a chuck mounted on the table for holding the workpiece and track means mounted on the table and extending parallel to the axis of the chuck. A carriage runs on the track means. A motor is carried by the carriage. A cutter head is driven by the motor. Cutter blade means mounted on the cutter head forms a chamfer on the workpiece as the carriage and the cutter head are advanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1989
    Inventor: Joseph F. Berns
  • Patent number: 4795062
    Abstract: A bag-like container which comprises first and second flexible wall members. Edge portions of the flexible wall members are attached together, and a spout having an annular body and an outstanding annular flange at an end of the body is attached to one of the wall members. Slots in the annular body parallel to the annular flange and spaced therefrom support a slideably mounted closure plate member. A tongue is mounted on the closure plate member. The tongue moves in openings in opposed sides of the spout body between a closed position in which the tongue closes the spout body and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Assignee: Fibre Glass-Evercoat Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Hubert A. Bedwell, Ronald C. Dreyer
  • Patent number: 4777939
    Abstract: A retractor which includes a body portion and a side arm portion extending transversely of the body portion. A first hook member is mounted on the body portion and a second hook member is mounted for movement on the body portion between a contracted position adjacent the first hook member and an extended position. The hook members have oppositely directed pivot point portions which engage opposed faces of adjacent vertebrae. The retractor pivots about the pivot point portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Assignee: George Kees Research & Development Co., Inc.
    Inventors: George Kees, Jr., Set Shahbabian, Horst R. Hickmann
  • Patent number: 4773992
    Abstract: A centrifuge system for removing impurities from metal working coolant. The centrifuge of the system includes a liquid inlet, a first liquid outlet for high density liquid, a second liquid outlet for low density liquid, a discharge means for a shoot of particulate material, and a pressure port for receiving liquid under pressure to cause the shoot. A line receives high density liquid from the first liquid outlet. The line discharges into a tank. A branch line connects the line to the pressure port. A valve in the line can stop flow to the tank. When the valve is closed, pressure at the pressure port is increased to cause the shoot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: Dietrick Sales & Service, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald P. Dietrick, Curtis C. Wuellner
  • Patent number: 4759165
    Abstract: A roofing panel assembly including, in combination, a first roofing panel and a second roofing panel. Each roofing panel comprises a body plate portion and an edge attaching portion. The edge attaching portion of the first roofing panel includes an outwardly extending plate portion, a bridge plate portion offset from the body portion, a transition portion, and a return bend flange portion. A sealant strip extends lengthwise of the transition portion and between the bridge plate portion and return bend flange. The edge attaching portion of the second roofing panel includes an outwardly extending plate portion, a bridge plate portion offset from the body plate portion, a first return bend flange, a transition portion of the second roofing panel, a second return bend flange, an inwardly extending plate portion, and an attachment flange. Means in the attachment flange attaches the attachment flange to a sheathing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Assignee: American Building Components Company
    Inventors: Richard C. Getoor, Michael D. Pottinger
  • Patent number: 4755254
    Abstract: A stand for supporting a roll paper sheet and a roll of tape having an adhesive coating on one face thereof. The stand includes four upright leg members. Opposed roll supports are carried by opposed ones of the leg members. A tape support is carried by another of the leg members. Tape from the roll of tape on the tape support passes over an edge portion of the roll paper sheet to attach a portion of the tape to the edge portion of the roll paper sheet with the adhesive coating of another portion of the tape being exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1988
    Assignee: Fibre Glass-Evercoat Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Hubert A. Bedwell
  • Patent number: 4749030
    Abstract: A condenser for separating solvent vapors from non-condensable gases. The condenser includes an outer shell, a middle shell inside the outer shell, and an inner shell inside the middle shell. The shells are coaxial and the middle shell is open at the bottom. Mixed solvent vapors and non-condensing gas pass downwardly through an annular space between the inner and middle shells. There is a condensate receiving chamber in the outer shell below the lower end of the middle shell. A cold trap is mounted in the upper portion of the condensate receiving chamber. Coolant is introduced into the cold trap to cool the cold trap. Helical tube means mounted on the cold trap receives the coolant from the cold trap. The helical tube means extends upwardly through the annular space between the inner and middle shells and discharges into an upper portion of the inner shell, and is removed from the inner shell. Condensate is withdrawn from the chamber in the lower portion of the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Inventor: Arthur C. Knox, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4739971
    Abstract: A guard rail assembly for a highway. A sliding frame is mounted on each of a series of posts. The sliding frame slides transversely of the guard rail assembly. Elongated guard rail units span adjacent posts. Each guard rail unit includes an elongated support plate, hanger means on the sliding frames of the adjacent posts for supporting opposed end portions of the support plates, a sliding plate mounted on the support plate for frictional engagement therewith, and shock absorber means on each of the sliding frames for resisting movement thereof transversely of the guard rail assembly. The sliding plate can be engaged by a vehicle leaving the highway. The vehicle is restrained by the sliding plate and by resistance of the shock absorber means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Inventor: George W. Ruane
  • Patent number: 4739903
    Abstract: A device for dispensing plastic material from a bag-like container. A case surrounds the bag-like container. An opening in a wall of the case receives the spout of the bag-like container. A panel of the case is releasable and can be urged along the case while bearing on the bag-like container to cause discharge of contents of the bag-like container through the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: Fibre Glass-Evercoat Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Hubert A. Bedwell, Ronald C. Dreyer
  • Patent number: 4726152
    Abstract: A bracket for mounting a fixture on a wall of a building. The bracket includes a hollow neck structure. At one end of the neck structure is flange means which is mounted on sheathing of the wall. The other end of the neck structure is closed by a main plate. An edge portion of the main plate extends outwardly of the neck structure spaced from the flange means to form an annular socket in which edge portions of siding of the wall terminate. The fixture can be mounted on the main plate, and access to the fixture can be had through an opening in the main plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Assignee: Vagedes Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Vagedes, Douglas R. Vagedes
  • Patent number: 4723482
    Abstract: A sausage heating machine. A plurality of baskets mounted on a framework of the machine turn with the framework. Each basket has guide members for supporting a sausage. Each guide member includes a main portion on which the sausage can roll as the framework turns. The sausage can fall crosswise of the guide member at leading end portions of the guide members. Hook shaped trailing edge portions of the guide members catch and hold the sausage when the sausage has fallen. Radiant heat is projected crosswise of the framework to heat and cook the sausage as the framework turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1988
    Assignee: Gold Metal Products Co.
    Inventors: Ronald R. Weiss, Jerry K. Phillips
  • Patent number: 4722457
    Abstract: A machine for causing discharge of plastic material from a bag-like container having flexible walls. The machine includes a first plate-like member pivotally mounted on the framework and a second plate-like member pivotally mounted on the framework. A spring urges the plate-like members together to grip the bag-like container therebetween. A free edge of the second plate-like member is urged toward the first plate-like member to squeeze the bag-like container. A spout receives contents of the bag-like container as the bag-like container is squeezed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Assignee: Fibre Glass-Evercoat Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Hubert A. Bedwell, Ronald C. Dreyer
  • Patent number: 4716899
    Abstract: A tool for applying an identification tag body and a tag retainer to an ear of an animal. The tool includes a main handle member on which a tag body is mounted, a swinging bracket pivotally mounted on the main handle member, a second handle member pivotally connected to the swinging bracket, a first sliding link member pivotally connected to the second handle member, and a second sliding link member pivotally connected to the second handle member. The tag retainer is mounted on the swinging bracket. As the swinging bracket swings, the tag retainer can pass through the animal's ear and enter a boss of the tag body for locking therein. Support structure on each of the sliding link members can engage support pins mounted on the main handle member so that linkage of the tool can advance in two stages as the handles are advanced toward each other. The support structure of the sliding link members can come free of the associated support pins, one at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Assignee: Hasco International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Huenefeld, James R. Haas
  • Patent number: 4705590
    Abstract: A machine for mounting a printing plate on a plate roll having an adhesively coated face. The machine includes a frame, means for rotatably mounting a plate roll on the frame in a selected position, a tilting framework swingably mounted on the frame and a pair of table sections mounted on the tilting framework on which the printing plate can be slideably mounted. A transparent grid plate is hingedly mounted on the tilting framework and can overlie the printing plate on the table sections. The printing plate can be advanced across the table section until the grid shows that the printing plate is properly aligned with the plate roll. Then a movable one of the table sections can be withdrawn and the printing plate can be advanced downwardly to bring a portion of the printing plate into engagement with the plate roll for attaching the printing plate to the plate roll. The plate roll can be turned to bring the rest of the printing plate into engagement with the adhesively coated face of the plate roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1987
    Inventor: Edward Vandenberg
  • Patent number: 4693398
    Abstract: A dispensing container having an annular side wall and a lower end wall closing a lower end of the side wall. The lower end wall is provided with a discharge opening which is spaced a selected distance from a center of the lower end wall. The lower end wall is spaced upwardly from a lower edge of the side wall to form a circular space inside a lower end portion of the side wall. A circular support plate of a dispensing machine is received in the space, and the opening in the lower end wall is keyed to an opening in the support plate by complementary frusto-conic wall sections at the openings so that only a container which keys to the support plate can be used with the dispensing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1987
    Inventors: Klaus-Wilhelm Voss, Werner Kluj
  • Patent number: 4691468
    Abstract: A fishing weight assembly. The assembly includes an elongated body having spaced end panels and an elongated bore. A radial slot in the body extends outwardly from the bore through an outer face of the body. The weight assembly also includes a plug member which includes a stem frictionally receivable in the bore and heads for bearing on the end panels. An elongated bore in the plug member extends lengthwise of the stem and the heads thereof. A radial slot extends from the bore of the plug member through an outer edge thereof. The slot of the plug member is alignable with the radial slot of the body so that a line can be inserted through the slots. The line can be locked in the bores of the body and the plug member when the plug member is rotated from aligned position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1987
    Inventor: James L. Fernbach
  • Patent number: 4681107
    Abstract: A holder for an aneurysm clip. A clip holding tool can be drawn into a tubular clip opening fitting. The clip holding tool has arms engageable with the aneurysm clip to hold the aneurysm clip. Portions of the arms are engageable with the interior of the clip opening fitting to cause the arms of the clip holding tool to close to clip holding position when the clip holding tool is drawn into the tubular clip opening fitting. A mouth defining surface of the clip opening fitting engages the aneurysm clip for causing opening of the aneurysm clip as the clip holding tool is advanced along the clip opening fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Assignee: Kees Surgical Specialty Co.
    Inventor: George Kees, Jr.