Patents Represented by Law Firm Kline, Rommel & Colbert
  • Patent number: 4990086
    Abstract: A system for under-cart cooling of furnace carts in tunnel furnaces comprises a plurality of closed cooling air channels which fill the under-cart channel to the largest possible extent and are only slightly spaced from the undersides of the tent and are only slightly spaced from the undersides of the furnace carts. The cooling air channels which are streamed through by cooling air provide for sufficient cooling of the furnace carts, while simultaneously an exchange of cooling air from the under-cart channel and of hot air from the burning channel can be avoided in a simple manner so that there is no need for additional sealing arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Inventor: Claudio Eustacchio
  • Patent number: 4932778
    Abstract: An optical instrument has a low powered light point source mounted on a tube for orienting light point source along a predetermined viewing axis for one eye of an observer. An optical void surrounds the point light source, including the tube. The light point source is coherent and/or collimated so as to be substantially free of autokinesis effects. The tube is mounted on orientable support structure for the predetermined viewing axis for one eye of an observer whereby when said observer is viewing a scene through his other eye an optically fused image is presented to the observer with said predetermined viewing axis including the point in said scene wherein said point source appears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Assignee: Pioneer Data Processing, Inc.
    Inventor: Jorge M. Parra
  • Patent number: 4928339
    Abstract: The width of a pot bearing seal (8) is restricted to a minimum in such manner that it seals off the gap (18) between the internal pot wall (16) of a bearing pot (2) and a bearing cap (4) of a pot bearing (14) while providing a minimum overlapping between the pot bearing seal (8) and the bearing cap (4), whereas the height of the pot bearing seal (8) is such that the cylindrical surfaces (22) of the pot bearing seal (8) abuts the internal pot wall (16) even when the bearing cap (4) is inclined with respect to the horizontal line. Hereby the wear of the pot bearing seal is considerably reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Assignee: Friedrich Maurer Sohne GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Klawe
  • Patent number: 4919285
    Abstract: A tamper evident closure for use on a container neck, the closure including a cap and separately formed security device, connector means for attachment of the security device to the cap, the security device including anchor means disposed to catch beneath a shoulder as provided on the container neck when the cap is attached to the container neck, the connector means comprising a frangible joint adapted to rupture during removal of the cap from the container neck whereby to enable the security device to break away from the cap, the anchor means being engageable with the shoulder of the container for retaining the security device on the container neck when the cap is removed therefrom, the security device thereby evidencing that the container has been opened; and a method of manufacturing such tamper evident closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: Thoroughbred Plastics Corp.
    Inventors: William M. Roof, Eric J. Roberts, Dennis P. Blair
  • Patent number: 4880114
    Abstract: A package, in particular for use with fluorescent tubes, is open at the ends and has close to the ends naps protruding to the inside of the package. The naps protrude to the interior to such extend that the packed items, e.g the fluorescent tube, cannot slide out the package by itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1989
    Inventor: Heinrich Korte
  • Patent number: 4804070
    Abstract: An improved vehicle locking wheel chock comprising a pair of wedge shaped chocks having flat bottom ground contacting surfaces each rigidly affixed to respective end portions of a spacing bar with the chock bottom surfaces in a coplanar relationship and the oblique wedge surfaces of the respective chocks in a facing relationship spaced apart a distance that the space between the respective chock oblique wedge surfaces defines the region occupied by the vehicle wheel and tire. Each chock rotatably supports a lockable retaining mechanism comprising a support rod extending transversely of the chock with a pair of elongated retaining arms rigidly affixed to opposite ends of the rod to extend transversely of the rod axis and spaced apart a distance exceeding the width of a vehicle wheel and tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1989
    Inventor: Gerard M. Bohler
  • Patent number: 4781489
    Abstract: The assembly for bridging over expansion joints comprises sealing band of elastic material which bridges over the joint, which sealing band, for being secured in upward open cavities, includes thickenings substantially filling up said cavities and extending in joint edge profiles at both sides in the longitudinal direction of the profile. Said thickenings include a support surface engaging in the inserted position with an appropriate pressing surface of the joint edge profile, said thickening being wedged in the cavity by means of a bulge formed thereon. Said thickening includes a nose formed thereon, which in the inserted position is pressed together in a manner that in the marginal portions of the cavity between the thickening and the joint edge profile there is a contact pressure. Thus it can be avoided that under the effect of any forces there opens a slit between the sealing band and the joint edge profile, whereinto moisture or dirt may make their way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Assignee: Friedrih Maurer Sohne GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Guenter Buckenauer
  • Patent number: 4733429
    Abstract: The motor 3 of the vacuum cleaner is surrounded by the elastomeric shroud 4, which is air-tightly joined to the blower 2. The blower 2 moves the drawn in air into the space defined by the shroud, which the air can only leave through the air outlet ports 13 formed in the wall of the shroud. Behind the air outlet ports 13 there is a filter 10, which cleans the air coming from the shroud. The air passes into the space between the shroud and the vacuum cleaner housing, where it is distributed and comes to rest. It passes through numerous air outlet ports 15 in the vacuum cleaner housing at a low speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Assignee: Progress-Elektrogerate Mauz & Pfeiffer Gmbh & Co.
    Inventors: Gernot Jacob, Leon Radom
  • Patent number: 4711312
    Abstract: A drill bit for use in combination with a through-the-steel drill stem, the drill bit including an elongated body portion having a bore through which cuttings may be removed, a web extending transversely across the bore for receiving a drill tip, and drill ports leading from the drill tip to the bore and from the periphery of the body portion to the bore, the drill ports comprising opposed axially extending openings contoured as a hemisphere to define opposed axially extending faces of the web and opening to the bore from the drill tip and extending axially along the body portion and opening from the periphery thereof to the bore below the web. The drill bit may be provided with a sleeve to delimit the drill ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1987
    Assignee: The Marmon Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald L. Leibee, Owen K. Crist
  • Patent number: 4678486
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner housing possesses two guide means on the inner side of the end housing wall with a suction port therein in order to receive the board flange of a dust bag adjacent to the lateral housing wall. The guide means comprise guide rails each with a ramp-like wall, extending towards said housing wall, and guide ribs which are located in the lower part of the housing wall and have a slope opposite to that of the ramp-like walls. They are so shaped as to allow the board flange to be inserted between them and the walls. On introduction of such a board flange of a dust bag its lower end section is bent along a prepared line of bending, which has been formed in the lower part of the board flange parallel to its lower side. Accordingly the board flange is so firmly held in place that it is not bent by the suction force to which it is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Assignee: Progress-Elektrogerate Maux & Pfeiffer GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Gernot Jacob, Leon Radom
  • Patent number: 4674974
    Abstract: A pot burner has a circularly cylindrical combustion space 10 with openings 60, 62, 64 in its wall for the supply of combustion air and with an inlet in its floor 32 for the liquid fuel. Concentrically in the combustion space 10 there is placed a first cage 28 with a smaller diameter and a second cage 42 with a larger diameter than the circular outlet 18 for the combustion gases. The first cage is shut off at the top by an upper cover wall 26 whereas the second cage 42 is shut off at the top by an annular outer part of the cover wall at a lower level. The second cage 42 is divided into an upper annular chamber 36 and a lower annular chamber 38 by a perforated ring 46. The floor 14 forming the bottom of the combustion space 10 is covered over by a shield 82 to prevent the floor 14 from being cooled by incoming cold air for combustion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: Electrolux S.a.r.l.
    Inventor: Willem Godijn
  • Patent number: 4656688
    Abstract: A housing for a hand vacuum cleaner having a front dust chamber and a rear motor chamber separated from each other by a baffle, a dust chamber cover linked at the baffle, and a tightly connected motor chamber cover. In the area adjacent to the motor chamber cover there is designed a handle hollow in the dust chamber cover. This handle hollow is partially covered by a handhold which may be arranged at the motor chamber cover as an integral part thereof. In another embodiment of the housing, the handhold is incorporated in the dust chamber cover. At the motor chamber cover there may be arranged a cross-piece projecting toward the dust chamber cover, covering the rear area of the handle hollow and supporting a cross-piece of the dust chamber cover, thus providing a particularly robust handhold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Assignee: Progress-Elektrogerate Mauz & Pfeiffer GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Gernot Jacob, Leon Radom
  • Patent number: 4649971
    Abstract: A boring machine for preboring holes in railway ties on which a powered conveyor is supported for movement between input and discharge ends through a boring station between the input and discharge ends to extend transversely of the conveyor path. At the boring station transversely extending in side reference criteria are established in relation to which devices at the boring station position end lock each tie with its centerline and one end in a fixed relationship to the boring station reference criteria. Multi-spindle boring heads below the conveyor arranged in a predetermined relationship to the boring head transversely extending in side reference criteria are supported for vertical movement through a fixed distance with respect to the underside of the tie that bore holes in the tie underside in a fixed relationship relative to the tie centerline and one end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Assignee: National Railroad Passenger Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Hannaford, John J. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 4642840
    Abstract: Housing for a hand vacuum cleaner, the stowage chamber in the bottom portion of the housing being made by a cavity in the housing wall for formfit holding of the accessory part and in its longitudinal dimensions being arranged perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the housing, and the stowage chamber being integrated in the baffle and at least partially projecting into the dust chamber, the endless seal extending over the upper wall of the stowage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Assignees: Progress-Elektrogerate Mauz, Pfeiffer GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Gernot Jacob, Leon Radom
  • Patent number: 4641629
    Abstract: Apparatus for cooking and/or heating of air, comprising a hearth having at least one hearth plate and a hinged cover which is arranged at the hearth for overlapping the hearth plate, the cover defining a chamber, a partition being provided between the upper wall and the lower wall of the cover for dividing the chamber into a first section and a second section, a passageway being provided for interconnection of said first section with said second section, an inlet being provided in communication with the upper section and an outlet being provided in communication with the lower section of the chamber, and in which the lower wall of the cover may be brought into heat conducting contact with at least one hearth plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Assignee: Electrolux S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Fernand Muller, Nils A. Wannborg, Kurt Billen
  • Patent number: D292703
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1987
    Assignee: Ferdinand Alexander Porsche
    Inventor: Joerg Tragatschnig
  • Patent number: D297121
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1988
    Assignee: Porsche Design GmbH
    Inventors: Ferdinand A. Porsche, Michael Rabe
  • Patent number: D297871
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: Progress-Elektrogeraete Mauz & Pfeiffer GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Hans E. Slany, Reinhard Renner
  • Patent number: D298673
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1988
    Assignee: Progress-Elektrogeraete Mauz & Pfeiffer GmbH
    Inventors: Hans E. Slany, Reinhard Renner
  • Patent number: D304988
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Inventor: Donald E. Omlie