Patents Represented by Attorney John J. Kowalik
  • Patent number: 5361502
    Abstract: A drum deheader device comprising a pair of mounting bars for respectively supporting a shearing blade and an opposing anvil adapted to be positioned at opposite sides of a can cover portion of a chime and a linkage interconnecting said bars to advance and retract the bars for cutting and releasing the device, the linkage being formed and arranged to cut the chime twice as the operating levers are moved back and forth toward and away from each other, the blade being positioned to cut through an upper section of an outer layer only of the chime and to expose an inner layer of the chime beneath the shear blade which has a wedge face which slides on the exposed portions of the inner layer of the chime to separate the layers apart, thereby loosening a cover from the container and forming a continuous strip of scrap material whereby sliver forming is inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Inventor: Louis A. Derwin
  • Patent number: 5356129
    Abstract: A conveying mechanism for a press having sucker fingers which lift horizontally positioned items. The mechanism having two conveying sections for supporting imbricately arranged items, the first conveying section delivering to the second and the second section having components which rearrange the items into a vertical stack and lift it by wedging the items one under the other to a position where the fingers pick off the uppermost item of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Inventor: Edward S. Godlewski
  • Patent number: 5181875
    Abstract: A bubble-making device in the shape of a sword having a blade with holes therein, the sword being made of flexible plastic, and the holes having a toothed periphery, the blade being bendable to an extent to cause the bubble-forming solution to peel off the blade as the blade is caused to vibrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Inventor: Gary K. Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 5156564
    Abstract: A bubble blower device which comprises a cyclindrical tube with a pleated periphery providing longitudinal grooves with sharp apical edges, the tube being fitted into a skirt of a cap which forms with the tube a reservoir for the bubble forming liquid which is aspirated with the tube when motivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Inventor: Gary K. Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 5097785
    Abstract: A hanger assembly for a tire bumper comprising inner and outer legs which define a slot for receiving a tire side wall, one leg having a clinching rib formed thereon for clinching with the bead of the tire and the other leg extending radially into the tire carcass between its side walls and having a seating position formed thereon for seating against the interior of the tire along complementary surfaces in radial alignment with the thread portion of the tire, the outer leg having an aperture for receiving a securing element attachable to a mooring pier for holding the tire thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Inventor: Charles E. Zidek
  • Patent number: 5004219
    Abstract: A conveying system comprising an upfeed conveyor for conveying individual stock items upwardly to a press or the like and a generally horizontal infeed conveyor for conveying endwise a stack of items positioned on edge thereon to the upfeed conveyor which has several sections all of which are activated to move the item delivered thereto upwardly and wherein the lower sections are periodically stopped and the uppermost section is freely adapted to move to facilitate withdrawal of the item in transit from the upfeed conveyor, the infeed conveyor being vertically adjustable and tiltable with respect to the upfeed conveyor for handling different sized stock items, and wherein conveyors are so juxtaposed that the item in transit on the upfeed conveyor shields the upper portion of the next item from engaging movable section until the item in transit is completely withdrawn from the upfeed conveyor and wherein a retard is provided with an items gauge shield to insure single item feeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Inventor: Edward S. Godlewski
  • Patent number: 5000435
    Abstract: A conveying system comprising two conveyors interconnected for adjustment relative to each other and an arrangement of rollers some of which convey and during a set period others serve as drag against the stock items carried thereon to obtain single item feeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Inventor: Edward S. Godlewski
  • Patent number: 4992320
    Abstract: A headlining laminate (10) is made up of a composite which includes two corrugated boards having corrugations which are arranged at right angles to each other and having a thermoplastic sheet interposed between the boards for adhesion. The board is covered with a fabric (15) and includes mounting holes. An advantage of the invention is that stretch lines do not occur on the fabric due to the corrugations of the board being at an angle to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1991
    Assignee: Courtaulds Automotive Products (SA) (Pty.) Limited
    Inventor: Michael W. Gower
  • Patent number: 4893568
    Abstract: A hopper car is converted to a gondola-type car by replacing the hoppers and their dump doors with a light metal sheet floor. The floor sheets form a series of box-like compartments. The compartments are formed by crossbearer partitions extending between the side walls, center sill and the sheet floor. Floor frame members reinforce the rigidity of the floor structure. The partitions are formed by tubular crossbearers on gussets on the center sill, and closure walls converging at the top thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Assignee: Trinity Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman S. Adams
  • Patent number: 4881470
    Abstract: A gondola-type railway car has an end structure supported on a frameless radial truck. The end structure includes a center sill and a bottom closure member. Side sill members are connected to the sides of the bottom closure member. The undersurface of the bottom closure member has eight wedge pockets thereon with reinforcement attached thereto for engaging eight support pads on the truck. The pads and the wedge pockets are arranged in four longitudinally-spaced pairs of laterally spaced pads. The bottom closure member has a reinforcement structure on its upper surface for transferring the weight of the car to the truck. The reinforcement structure includes three transverse reinforcement channels above the three inner pairs of wedge pockets. A pair of longitudinally extending channel members extend from above the outer wedge pockets to engage the outermost transverse beam to tie the outer wedge pockets into the car body structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Assignee: Trinity Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald B. Yates, Phillip G. Przbylinski
  • Patent number: 4869004
    Abstract: An identification badge holder which is readily adapted to assembly line production thereby requiring less labor while resulting in a durable, pleasing and less costly product. An anaerobic adhesive is utilized to assist in the assembly process while also providing mechanical and adhesive properties to add strength and durability. A method for the manufacture of the identification badge holder is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1989
    Inventor: John E. Maloney
  • Patent number: 4864787
    Abstract: A lap board type of corner structure which comprises a series of panels on opposite sides of a corner wherein one set of panels on one side of the corner have end corner-overlapping hook-shaped portions interlocking with similarly shaped end portions on the other set of panels on the other side of the corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Inventor: Stanley Bukowski
  • Patent number: 4861465
    Abstract: Apparatus for a recirculating aquarium water supply system having a tank with a discharge control device for maintaining the level of the water in the tank and incorporating an overflow receptacle in the tank and a prefilter receptable outside the tank filled by a siphon from the overflow receptacle, the prefilter receptacle having a sponge-like filter serving as a divider fitted thereinbetween the discharge of the siphon and drain of the prefilter receptacle, the drain discharging onto a diffuser plate which drips the water onto a cylindrical filter made from a wrapping of fibrous batting material which is saturated by the water and drips through a gravel filled container which discharges through a labyrinthian path in several interconnected chambers to a pump container from which the water is pumped back into the tank by a U-shaped nozzle which below the bend of the U has a series of slots formed therein for discharging a slow moving spray over the top layer of water in the tank, the water also discharging
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Inventor: Stanley D. Augustyniak
  • Patent number: 4852656
    Abstract: An ambulatory fire fighting apparatus comprising at its front end a device for lifting the overburden and comminuting and exposing the nonflammable soil which passes unded a rotary drum which pulverizes the soil and discharges the pellets of dirt through a guide chute, the chute being associated with a fan which has branches for directing of air entraining the pellets and pressurizing the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Inventor: Robert J. Banahan
  • Patent number: 4840341
    Abstract: A clip assembly having a pair of cooperative pivotally interconnected clip members with integral spring means biasing the clip members to article-grasping position and a releaseable latch on one member operative to engage a catch on the other member for holding the members in open position to facilitate entry of articles between the article-grasping jaws of the clip members, the clip assembly being slidably mounted on a support for movement to laterally adjusted positions. The spring means is also operative to deflect one of the clip members to hold it tightly in interlocking engagement with the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1989
    Inventor: Gary K. Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 4835960
    Abstract: A high compression gas turbine engine which comprises a power generating rotor assembly which aspirates air at diametrically opposite areas. The power generating component is divided circumferentially into a fresh air intake sector, followed by an air compression sector, followed by a first partial burning fuel injector sector from a precombustion chamber continuously feeding partially burned fuel gases from a precombustion chamber and deflagration of the fuel with increasing pressure of gases, part of which feed back into the precombustion chamber and pressurize the partially burning gases therein for injection into the fuel injection sector. The high pressure gases are then channeled through rotors and stators for driving the power output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Inventors: Andzej M. Skoczkowski, Andrew P. Rychlak
  • Patent number: 4832263
    Abstract: A mobile irrigator with a ribbon of plastic wound on a drum which is frictionally driven by wheels engaged with the ribbon, the wheels being adapted to slide on the plastic to compensate for varying diameters of the drum resulting from more or less windings of the ribbon, the drive for the drum being designed to hold the ribbon taught for passing through guides which shape the ribbon from flat to tube and vice versa. A control is provided for the pump to prevent loss of prime by limited feeding of air into the pump. A supply source of water has an electronic monitoring receiver operating a supply pump discharging into the tube to provide sufficient pressure and attendant fluid level to hold the prime in the irrigator or discharge pump. A pressure sensitive sending command unit is provided at the inlet of the irrigator pump for actuating the supply pump at the water source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Inventor: Russell R. Poynor
  • Patent number: 4793081
    Abstract: A motile sign in which a human face mask is motivated up and down to indicate "yes" in answer to a question on the sign "Are we open?" and in which the mask is oscillated horizontally to indicate "No", The mechanism for operating the mask comprises a pitman drive which is movable to a vertical position to move the face mask up and down and to a horizontal position to oscillate the mask horizontally and wherein the mechanism and mask are fitted into a box shaped frame which is formed to provide a cowling about the mask and cooperates therewith to conduct cooling air being fanned by the mask into the box for cooling a small electrical motor which operates the drive mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Inventors: Ralph N. Andrae, Richard R. Seiberlich
  • Patent number: 4788935
    Abstract: A disposable cat litter container made of a precut and scored sheet of paper board which is foldable initially into a compact shipping carton containing litter and a plastic bag, the carton being partially unfoldable into a support structure having a bottom, side and end walls. The support structure is insertable into the bag. The bag covers the top of the structure and forms a roof therefore and the open end of the bag aligns with an opening in the support structure accommodating ingress and exit of the animal with respect to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1988
    Inventors: Roger J. Bella, William B. Rochedieu
  • Patent number: 4715593
    Abstract: A conveyor for removing stock items from the bottom of a stack comprising an intermittently operable roller member having conveying and lifting portions movable in an orbit, the conveying portions being operative during their operative periods to drag against the lowermost item of the stack seated thereon and enter one end of the item into a metering device which is operative during the same intervals to enter the leading end of each article into a pair of pullout rollers, the roller member cycling to dispose the lifting portions in lifting positions to the stack and providing smooth surfaced areas releasing the partially withdrawn items from under the stack during this interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1987
    Inventor: Edward S. Godlewski