Patents Represented by Attorney John T. Synnestvedt
  • Patent number: 5005126
    Abstract: A system for transferring medical diagnostic information from the diagonostic site to remote physicians' stations picks off an internal analog video signal from imaging diagonstic equipment (such as a CAT scanner or MRI equipment), converts it to an analog video signal of different, preferably standard, format, stores it, and when desired transmits the reformatted image information to the physician's terminal. Preferably the storage and transmission is in binary digitized form. At the physician's station, the received signal is stored, decoded and applied in appropriate analog video form to an associated CRT display for reproduction of the diagnostic images. The equipments at both the control site of the diagnostic station and at the remote terminals may constitute PC's (personal computers) plus an additional video monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: Prevail, Inc.
    Inventor: Marvin E. Haskin
  • Patent number: 5002598
    Abstract: The application discloses an apparatus and a process for the manufacture of continuous fibers by mechanical attenuation. It is especially useful in obtaining a strand composed of a mixture of filaments of differing cross sections in constant and definite proportion. This is obtained by employment of a bushing having a lower surface comprising a multiplicity of fiberizing centers of varying configurations, each fiberizing center being formed by a zone perforated by a group of orifices from which at least one filament can be attenuated in a stable manner. The strands produced are particularly adapted for the reinforcement of plastic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: Societe Vetrotex Saint-Gobain
    Inventors: Jacques Lecron, Maxime Manera, Jean-Paul Faure, Jean-Pierre Renaudin
  • Patent number: 4998905
    Abstract: An adjustable V-belt pulley which may be selectively changed form one predetermined effective diameter to another without tools. The pulley comprises first and second separable pulley halves having juxtaposed frusto-conical faces adapted to receive a V-belt pulley therebetween. A plurality of spaced lugs extend axially from the first pulley half and a plurality of sets of cavities are provided in the second pulley half, each set being adapted to receive the lugs of the first pulley half. Each cavity set has a different cavity depth so that the effective pulley diameter is established by the choice of the cavity set into which the lugs are inserted. The pulley halves are concentrically disposed on a shaft and are held together by a wing nut or knurled nut on the threaded shaft end which clamps the pulley halves against a shoulder of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignee: Lawn-Boy, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory D. Martin
  • Patent number: 4993350
    Abstract: A pontoon log is formed by welding the upper flanged edges of a U-shaped hull member to the side edges of a flat top plate. At points at which the deck beams are to be attached to the log, the log top plate is notched and the weld is continued around the perimeter of each notch. The deck beams are bolted to the pontoon log with the bolts passing only through the hull flange in the region of the notches and hence outboard of the weld line. The modified embodiments, various types of spacers and clips are provided to reinforce the hull flange in the region of deck beam attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Outboard Marine Corporation
    Inventor: Geoffrey T. Pepper
  • Patent number: 4989422
    Abstract: Tubular sleeves of braided, knited or woven construction comprised of bulky continuous filament yarns and a resilient engineered plastic monofilament have excellent noise reduction characteristics. The bulky yarn provides a flexible cushion for cables and tubes covered by the sleeves thereby reducing vibration induced wear. The resilient monofilament gives the sleeve material sufficient hand so that sleeves formed according to the invention tend to assume the open position without loss of the ability to deaden sound and cushion vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: The Bentley-Harris Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Barlow, Thomas B. Conaghan, Harry F. Gladfelter, J. Sellers Kite, III, Peter J. Mimmo
  • Patent number: 4967455
    Abstract: A casket and method for manufacture are disclosed according to which a shell or base, having outwardly flared walls, is constructed of corrugated fiberboard by a technique in which a planar sheet of corrugated fiberboard is cut to form a blank having interconnected portions corresponding to the areas of the flared side and end walls. A domed lid is also provided, being formed of corrugated fiberboard with a reinforcing marginal frame, provision being made for utilization of the lid either as a single unitary piece or as a split lid having two halves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Assignee: Vandor Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce E. Elder
  • Patent number: 4961977
    Abstract: Composite articles comprising a matrix material and reinforcing fibres coated individually or in tows with a support layer and methods of making the same are disclosed. The support layer is capable of supporting the fibres and preventing kinking thereof when the article is deformed while the matrix material is relatively soft. Polymeric matrix and support layer materials, either thermoplastic or thermosetting, are disclosed. When the support layer comprises a thermoplastic material, it should be selected to have a softening temperature which is higher than any temperature to which the article is heated for deformation. If matrix material and support layer are thermoplastic, the materials should be selected so that the softening point of the support layer is at least C. higher than that of the matrix, especially at least C. higher. According to the disclosure, the fibres are arranged so as to deform in a trellis deformation when the article is deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1990
    Assignee: Textilver, S.A.
    Inventors: Joel Archer, Denis Van Wassenhove
  • Patent number: 4958483
    Abstract: A rope guide for the recoil starter rope of a power lawn mower, said rope guide being adapted for attachment to an extruded mower handle member having a substantially C-shaped configuration without drilling, cutting or otherwise deforming the handle member. The guide comprises a tubular body portion having an inner configuration in substantial conformity with the outer configuration of the handle member and adapted to receive the handle member therewithin in close fitting, sliding relation. The body portion is attached to the handle member by means of a screw passing through a bore in the body portion, through the opening in the handle member and into a threaded plate within the handle member spanning the opening therein. An arm portion extending outwardly from the body portion includes an aperture therein for receiving and guiding the mower starter rope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventor: Richard A. Heismann
  • Patent number: 4946722
    Abstract: Tubular sleeves formed from elongated flat sheets, particularly braided sheets are disclosed. Sheet material comprised of interlaced monofilaments is cold worked by the process of drawing the interlaced monofilaments over a forming edge with sufficient force and in a direction causing permanent elongation of the molecules of material on one side of the interlaced monofilaments. The cold worked monofilaments impart a permanent bias to the sheet causing it to curl about its longitudinal axis. Sleeves so formed may be slipped over or wrapped around bundles of wires or other elongated substrates, particularly those which include terminals, plugs and connectors of irregular dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: The Bentley-Harris Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: James D. Moyer
  • Patent number: 4944076
    Abstract: A lid for the shell or base of a casket is disclosed, the lid being formed of corrugated fiberboard. Two components or sheets of the corrugated fiberboard are employed in the construction of the lid, a first component being extended substantially throughout the width of the lid and having the corrugations extended in a direction transversely of the lid, and the other component being adhesively secured to the first component and having its corrugations extended longitudinally of the lid.The lid is also provided with braces or reinforcing components in the form of transverse bridges applied to the underside of the assembled sheet components, the bridges being formed of corrugated fiberboard, having the corrugations thereof extended in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Assignees: Boyertown Casket Company, Vandor Corporation
    Inventors: William M. Kay, Bruce E. Elder
  • Patent number: 4939819
    Abstract: A wraparound closure device which includes an axially compressible, radially expansible tube which is made from a fabric of engineered plastic. The tube may be braided on a circular or flat braider. If braided as a tube it is axially split to define a first and a second mating edge. Fastening means are sewn to the mating edges for selectively opening and closing the tube. The fastening means is fixed in length and thereby when it is connected to the tubular member, the tubular member is also fixed in length. However, the tubular member remains radially variable and expands and contracts to adapt to the shape of a substrate to be enclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Assignee: The Bentley-Harris Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: James D. Moyer
  • Patent number: 4929478
    Abstract: Sleeves formed of fabrics comprised wholly or in part from engineered plastic materials which are settable by heat to be biased to a specific sleeve geometry are disclosed. One form of sleeve illustrated involves heat-setting plastic material to a helical configuration by wrapping an elongated strip of the fabric material helically on a mandrel, heating the material while in the helical configuration, and thereafter cooling the material so that is has a permanent helical set with the side edges of the material in overlapping relation. the sleeves so formed may be collapsed into a short cylinder for packaging. In use, the compressed cylinder is allowed to expand lengthwise over an elongate object or objects to effect a jacketing of the same without additional assembly effort. A second form of sleeve disclosed involves setting the fabric material in tubular form, wherein the product is formed to have side edges abutting one another or in overlapping relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Assignee: The Bentley-Harris Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Thomas B. Conaghan, Harry F. Gladfelter, Joseph S. Kite, III, Marie C. Tresslar
  • Patent number: 4891256
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a wraparound closure device which includes an axially compressible, radially expansible tubular member which is made from a fabric of engineering plastic. The member is axially split to define a first and a second mating edge. Fastening means are connected to the mating edges for selectively opening and closing the member. The fastening means is fixed in length and thereby when it is connected to the tubular member, the tubular member is also fixed in length. However, the tubular member remains radially variable and expands and contracts to adapt to the shape of a substrate to be enclosed. Also disclosed herein is a method for making such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Assignee: The Bentley-Harris Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Joseph S. Kite, III, Thomas B. Conaghan, III, John P. Cattell, Richard B. Develin
  • Patent number: 4891179
    Abstract: A method of consolidating a tubular composite article of polymeric matrix material and fibrous reinforcing material, comprising enclosing a length of the tubular composite article in a tubular protective member and advancing the protective member to carry the length of the article thus enclosed through a consolidation zone wherein the article is progressively subjected to consolidating temperature and pressure. The method enables the composite to be pulled through the consolidation zone without the distortion which tends to occur in standard "pultrusion" methods owing to surface friction and longitudinal tension on the composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Assignee: Textilver S.A.
    Inventors: Donald G. Peacock, Stanley W. Kirkham
  • Patent number: 4879173
    Abstract: In gypsum board faced with a fibrous mat, for example, a mat of glass filaments adhesively bound together, improvements are realized by the use of a reinforcing resinous binder in the mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Corporation
    Inventor: Brian G. Randall
  • Patent number: 4870887
    Abstract: a braided sleeve is formed from a tow of flexible filaments such as glass fibers and a rigid filament such as a stainless steel wire. The rigid filament reduces the tendency of a braided sleeve to fray at its ends, and can cause the end portions of the sleeve to taper inwardly, which can enhance the thermal insulation properties of the sleeve. The sleeve may be coated with polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Assignee: The Bentley-Harris Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Marie C. Tresslar, Joseph S. Kite, III, Michael J. Piotrowski, Thomas B. Conaghan
  • Patent number: 4867244
    Abstract: A walk-behind turf aerating apparatus includes two pairs of tine arm assemblies, each assembly having a pair of vertically reciprocating tine arms for driving coring tines into the turf. A tine arm return mechanism includes a gear box for each pair of tine arms, the lower ends of the tine arms being connected to cranks extending from the gear box to reposition the tine arms prior to ground engagement. Stops are provided to limit the tine arm travel. A spring-loaded lifting mechanism permits manual shifting of the tine arm mechanism from a lowered ground-engaging position to a raised transport position. A belt drive with clutch and reduction drive for the wheels also drives the tine arm mechanism with automatic disengagement when the wheels are in the transport position. A handle assembly is connected to the apparatus frame through a pivotal connection including vibration damping elements for minimizing transmittal of vibrations, particularly in the vertical plane, to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Assignee: Outboard Marine Corporation
    Inventors: Mark L. Cozine, David G. Ferguson, Loren F. Hansen, Mark E. Lamb
  • Patent number: 4862922
    Abstract: An abrasion resistant sleeve for flat substrates, for example ribbon cable and the like, which includes a hollow flexible sleeve made from a fabric of engineering plastic that has been flattened to define two edges, each of which has a top and a bottom layer. The layers of each edge are bonded together permanently while the sleeve is in the flattened condition to maintain the sleeve in said condition. Preferrably the sleeve is axially compressible and radially expansible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Assignee: The Bentley-Harris Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Joseph S. Kite, III
  • Patent number: 4850240
    Abstract: A slide control assembly includes a detent mechanism for providing a series of spaced set positions for the controlled device. The control setting can be changed only by first cocking the control lever in the direction of intended control movement to release the detent mechanism. An audible signal is produced by the detent mechanism to permit the operator to accurately gauge the movement of the control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Assignee: Outboard Marine Corporation
    Inventor: I. M. White
  • Patent number: 4836080
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are woven, knitted or braided fabric coverings having an increased abrasive resistance under vibrating conditions which are suitable for hoses, wires, tubes, harnessing, etc. where vibration under abrasive conditions causes rapid wearing of protective coverings. The resistance to these conditions is achieved by incorporating into the fabric of a flexible first yarn, a second yarn of a metal wire filament of comparable flexibility as the first yarn and forming a matrix to protect the first yarn. Also disclosed is the method of making the protective coverings from these fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Assignee: The Bentley-Harris Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Joseph S. Kite, III, Marie C. Tresslar