Patents Represented by Law Firm Jones, Thomas & Askew
  • Patent number: 4271767
    Abstract: Sheet material is taken from a supply, moved along its length to a cutting station, an edge thereof is hemmed as it moves toward the cutting station, the sheet material is cut into segments, and the cut segments are moved parallel to their cut edges, the cut edges are hemmed, and the segments are folded. At the cutting station the leading portion of the sheet material is gripped and pulled from the entrance to the cutting station to the other side thereof, a slack bar is moved downwardly into the segment of sheet material in the cutting station to form slack in the segment, the sheet material is clamped adjacent the entrance to the cutting station and the segment in the cutting station is clamped against parallel conveyor tapes. A cutting disc is drawn across the sheet material at the entrance to the cutting station, and the parallel conveyor tapes move the sheet parallel to its cut edges to a hemming station where the edges are folded and hemmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Assignee: Opelika Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Perry E. Burton, Charles E. Brocklehurst
  • Patent number: 4271982
    Abstract: The glue dispenser comprises a collapsible tube having an externally threaded spout. A nozzle assembly comprises an internal nozzle threaded onto the spout and a external nozzle mounted on the internal nozzle. A nozzle valve registers with the opening of the external nozzle and is biased into closing engagement therewith by a deformable portion of the valve being urged against a cam surface. A piercing element is formed on the internal nozzle element, and when the nozzle is completely threaded down on the threads of the spout of the collapsible tube, the piercing element penetrates the sealing diaphragm of the spout so that the material in the collapsible tube can be squeezed through the spout and through the nozzle, with the nozzle valve controlling the flow of the material from the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Assignee: Dynatron/Bondo Corporation
    Inventors: Eugene J. Niksich, J. Larry Underwood
  • Patent number: 4269234
    Abstract: A high strength pipe comprising a corrugated metallic tube defining a series of annular troughs therewithin and a resinous material lining the interior surface to fill the troughs and create a smooth and corrosion resistant surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Assignee: Tri State Culvert Corporation
    Inventors: Doyle F. Johnson, Nelson F. Goetz
  • Patent number: 4269130
    Abstract: Sheet material is taken from a supply, moved along its length to a cutting station, an edge thereof is hemmed as it moves toward the cutting station, the sheet material is cut into segments, and the cut segments are moved parallel to their cut edges, the cut edges are hemmed, and the segments are folded. At the cutting station the leading portion of the sheet material is gripped and pulled from the entrance to the cutting station to the other side thereof, a slack bar is moved downwardly into the segment of sheet material in the cutting station to form slack in the segment, the sheet material is clamped adjacent the entrance to the cutting station and the segment in the cutting station is clamped against parallel conveyor tapes. A cutting disc is drawn across the sheet material at the entrance to the cutting station, and the parallel conveyor tapes move the sheet parallel to its cut edges to a hemming station where the edges are folded and hemmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Assignee: Opelika Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Perry E. Burton, Charles E. Brocklehurst
  • Patent number: 4267783
    Abstract: A farm implement is provided having a sub-soiler followed by a seed bed preparation tool and a planter. The seed bed preparation tool includes a rotary bladed portion for filling in the furrow left by the sub-soiler with soil turned up by the sub-soiler and for forming a depression along the crop row for planting. The seed bed preparation tool can also include a curved packer blade at the rear thereof for packing the soil in a central portion of the depression formed by the rotary portion of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Inventors: Robert W. Hendrix, Jerry W. Hendrix
  • Patent number: 4268167
    Abstract: System for measuring the distance between a central location and any number of remote locations. Two parallel beams of radiation emanate outwardly from the central location, and the beams are rotated at a known angular velocity. The time required for each of the two beams of radiation to sweep past a given point at a remote location is a function of the distance which separates the remote location from the central location, and that time can be determined at the remote location to indicate the separation distance. The beams of radiation may be parallel beams, or alternatively the beams may diverge at a known fixed angle that does not originate at the point of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Inventor: Robert J. Alderman
  • Patent number: 4267898
    Abstract: Apparatus for converting a conventional bicycle to motorized drive. An engine supporting frame assembly is positioned above the rear wheel of the bicycle, and maintained in position by attachment to existing frame members of the bicycle. Driving power is imparted from the engine to the driven wheel of the bicycle through a power train including a driven pulley which is attached to the bicycle wheel through a clamp assembly including two clamp plates engaging the hub of the bicycle wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Inventor: George B. Wheaton
  • Patent number: 4268097
    Abstract: A guard device protects vertical molding strips on vertical sidewalls of cabinets in grocery supermarkets and the like. Vertical molding strips on cabinet sidewalls are damaged by moving carts loaded with groceries, etc., engaging the molding strips and pulling the molding strips away from the cabinets. The guard device (10) includes an arcuate rail (18) which is supported so that it protrudes from the cabinet sidewall (13) to form a guide surface about the vertical molding strips (14) which directs grocery carts (15) or like wheeled objects away from contact with the molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Inventor: James Woodard
  • Patent number: 4266589
    Abstract: A lightweight self-standing golf bag having a flexible liner disposed within an external frame assembly. The liner is easily removable from the frame assembly for cleaning or replacement. The frame assembly includes a number of legs having pointed ends to support the golf bag in the ground, and has a number of frame members permanently attached to the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1981
    Inventor: Clifford E. Cochran
  • Patent number: 4263869
    Abstract: Wipers are mounted on the opposite ends of a cylindrical glue wetting roll which direct the glue adhering to and moving upwardly with the flat end surfaces of the glue wetting roll first inwardly toward the axis of rotation of the glue wetting roll and then back to the glue pan. The glue applicator roll which picks up the glue from the glue wetting roll includes a ceramic coating about its annular surface which is contacted by the sheet material to which the glue is applied and by the picker fingers which pick the sheets from the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1981
    Inventor: Paul Wahnschaff
  • Patent number: 4264099
    Abstract: A wind deflector assembly is mounted on a towing vehicle for deflecting the relative wind upwardly about a larger towed vehicle and comprises a deflector plate positioned at an angle inclined upwardly and rearwardly with respect to the normal forward direction of movement of the towing vehicle, and includes a lower leading edge portion extending approximately into the normal forward direction of movement of the towing vehicle and an upper trailing edge portion extending approximately opposite to the normal forward direction of movement of the towing vehicle. Triangular braces are connected to the deflector plate at positions displaced from the ends of the deflector plate, and a tie rod is connected at its end to the triangular braces to prevent the triangular braces from spreading apart. Support feet and straps are connected to the braces for mounting the assembly on the upper surface of the towing vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1981
    Inventor: Larry L. Pierce
  • Patent number: 4262626
    Abstract: The shaft of a lockdown assembly is supported at its ends in the side sections of the stationary frame of a glue applicator. Lockdown legs are mounted to the shaft at each end of the shaft and extend parallel to each other from the shaft toward engagement with the side sections of the movable frame of the glue applicator. A spring biases the lockdown legs toward their locked positions. The shaft can be pivoted to raise the lockdown legs away from the movable frame, the movable frame tilted so as to lift its rolls away from their operating positions with respect to the rolls of the stationary frame, and a hook of one of the lockdown legs engages a catch on one of the side sections of the movable frame to hold the movable frame in its open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1981
    Inventor: Paul Wahnschaff
  • Patent number: 4259904
    Abstract: An alignment system for the positioning of printing plates on offset printing presses which have an axially extending fastening channel. The system includes of a stamping machine for the punching out of register holes in the printing plate and the related plate masks, a pre-mount table, a bending device for the printing plate and a blocking piece in the fastening channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Inventor: Heinz Metje
  • Patent number: 4261021
    Abstract: Apparatus for automatically printing visible information on the body of a cassette used in a central dictation system is disclosed. The central dictation system includes means for assigning a serial or index number to each cassette upon which dictation has been recorded. Apparatus disclosed herein prints visible indicia of the code on the body of the cassette as it is ejected from the recorder. Another embodiment records a code corresponding to the serial number on the recording medium of each cassette. The second embodiment is associated with a playback apparatus at a central control unit and prints a visible indication of the serial number on a label provided on the cassette in response to the playback head transducing the recorded code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Assignee: Lanier Business Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Theodore Titus, IV
  • Patent number: 4260517
    Abstract: A method and product for providing the aroma of cocaine to the olfactory senses by volatilizing methyl benzoate and diluting said volatilized methyl benzoate with a non-odor masking gaseous diluent, such as air, and by then contacting the olfactory senses with the diluted mixture of volatilized methyl benzoate and gaseous diluent, whereby the aroma of cocaine is perceived. The aroma of "street cocaine" may similarly be provided by volatilizing and diluting a mixture of methyl benzoate, methyl cinnamate and the dimethyl ester of truxillic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Inventor: Warren J. Woodford
  • Patent number: 4258861
    Abstract: Apparatus for vending papers, such as newspapers, singly therefrom. The apparatus comprises an enclosure having a slot formed therein for dispensing papers, a handle and a coin control mechanism. Papers are stacked vertically in the enclosure on a platform movable in a vertical direction. A cart, movable in a horizontal direction, has friction pads extending therefrom which engage the top paper of the stack of papers and dispense it out of the slot as the cart is pulled across the top of the stack of newspapers by pulling movement of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1981
    Inventors: Philip J. Traill, Joe H. Nall
  • Patent number: 4257428
    Abstract: Electrode apparatus which is used with stimulation devices, such as cardiac pacemakers or the like. Two or more tissue-engaging members are retractably mounted within the electrode apparatus. The tissue-engaging members are extended to engage body tissue and retracted while maintaining engagement with the body tissue, to thereby bring the body tissue into predetermined signal transfer contact with the conductive portion of the electrode body. Retraction or extension of the tissue-engaging member is accomplished with an elongate tool which is extendable through the hollow coil that attaches to the body of the electrode apparatus. A spring within the electrode body facilitates retraction of the tissue-engaging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1981
    Inventors: Steven A. Barton, Steven G. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4257186
    Abstract: Hand-held apparatus for flying a tethered aerodynamic device such as a toy airplane or the like. The device includes a pair of control members interconnected for mutual adjustment, and a tether cord which engages both control members, so that the effective length of the tether cord can be varied in response to varying the relative position of the control members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1981
    Inventor: William L. Wilson
  • Patent number: D258893
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1981
    Assignee: Kosmos International Ltd.
    Inventor: Ian S. McCrae
  • Patent number: D258966
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1981
    Assignee: Kosmos International Ltd.
    Inventor: Ian S. McCrae