Patents Represented by Attorney Lee R. Schermerhorn
  • Patent number: 5239758
    Abstract: A sawing device is attachable to an electric hand drill. The hand drill can be operated by either alternating current or direct current, using a battery. The battery operated drill eliminates the need for electrical cords, so it can be used anywhere. The saw bar may be made of material such as plastic that requires no lubricating oil, is lighter and less abrasive than conventional metal saw bars. There is also a non-metallic insert that will attach to a metal saw bar. This insert may go into the conventional metal saw bars with the same advantages as above. The hand drill rotation is transferred through a connecting shaft to the sprocket that drives the cutting chain, which travels on a chain bar with a single sprocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Inventor: Lester G. Lindell
  • Patent number: 5134776
    Abstract: A hand-held tool has cutter blades actuated by a power wedge on a piston rod in an hydraulic cylinder. The hydraulic cylinder is powered by a compressed air supply through stationary apparatus containing an air-hydraulic pressure intensifier apart from the tool and connected therewith through a hydraulic line. The power wedge has inclined ramps at relatively steep angles of inclination to start closing of the blades quickly, and ramps at less steep angles to increase the force applied to the blades in cutting. An adjusting wedge stops the advance of the power wedge so that the blades do not strike each other. The tool may have an elongated rear extension with a pistol grip handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Cranston Machinery Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Jack M. Moody
  • Patent number: 5127587
    Abstract: A floor mounted de-watering spin chamber is connected with a kitchen disposer-grinder for de-watering and collecting ground food scraps that are suitable for garden composts. The spin chamber contains a perforated rotary spin basket and has a rigid lid with a rigid inlet tube insertable in a rigid body so that only one latch is necessary to hold the lid securely on the spin chamber. A diverter valve operated by a manual knob controls the discharge of water and solid material from the disposer-grinder selectively through the spin chamber or a drainpipe and the knob also controls a switch for an electric motor driving the spin basket. The drain pipe may also receive water and solid material from a second sink which is not equipped with a disposer-grinder and which material is not treated by the present apparatus, a baffle in a pipe connection fitting preventing such material from backing up into the spin chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Inventor: Harold R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5061299
    Abstract: Contaminated hot gases are first cooled and then the flow is divided between a plurality of identical modules for removal or contaminants. There are two stages of treatment in each module, starting with submergence of the flow under the surface of an agitated liquid neutralizing solution in a reservoir under a pair of counter rotating separator deflectors. Above the deflectors the flow is propelled upward through a venturi restrictor chamber, then into a collector pressure chamber. This completes the first stage of treatment, the second stage being the same as the first stage. Between these first and second stages the flow is passed through an electronic air cleaner. Upon leaving the second stage of treatment the cleaned gas flow joins the flows from the other modules in a fresh air distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Inventors: Sidney D. Porter, III, Leroy E. Denny
  • Patent number: 5002182
    Abstract: Resilient fingers extend from one end of the crayon holder whereby a crayon may be pushed forward by a push rod to project beyond the fingers. A sleeve is slidable on the fingers to clamp the crayon in adjusted position, the sleeve being movable between outstanding flanges on the ends of the fingers and a shoulder on the holder at the opposite ends of the fingers. One form of container for a plurality of crayons in their individual holders has a push rod holder in the bottom of the container and a crayon sharpener mounted in a cover for the container. Another form of container has a push rod holder in the cover and no sharpener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Inventor: Dale W. McGinnis
  • Patent number: 4843720
    Abstract: A dual purpose instrument having parts to measure the width of the nose and parts to measure the vertical distance from the underside of the chin to the underside of the nose, for use in making dentures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Inventor: Daniel S. Y. Kim
  • Patent number: 4832390
    Abstract: A clamshell type loader bucket has a pair of pivotal jaws with scraping edges on the bottom of the bucket for scraping material off a supporting surface. Behind the scraping edges are brushes to sweep loose material on the supporting surface into position to be forced into the bucket when the jaws are closed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Inventor: Steven R. Cullen
  • Patent number: 4805676
    Abstract: An adjustable infeed ramp supports the input end of a main frame at a height to tilt the main frame to correspond to the inclination of a log in process. Pulled into the machine by a winch line, the leading end of the log is gripped by vertical feed rolls on a pair of side squeeze arms, a horizontal feed roll on a top squeeze arm and then by a horizontal top feed roll of hourglass shape just ahead of a vertical transverse shear blade. In a first operation the shear blade cuts less than entirely through the log and then moves away from the input end of the main frame, sliding the log, assisted by the feed rolls, farther into the machine. This movement pushes the leading end of the log through an adjustable splitter head assembly capable of splitting the leading end portion into two, three or six pieces, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Inventor: Warren A. Aikins
  • Patent number: 4785154
    Abstract: This method of electric welding metal band ends together comprises a fusion cycle with the introduction of inert gas, a cooling cycle with the introduction of cooling air, and an annealing cycle. The method is carried out in a fusion head having grippers to manipulate the band ends, and a control system for the grippers, inert gas, cooling air, welding and annealing currents and timing functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Assignee: Cranston Machinery Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Jack M. Moody
  • Patent number: 4751540
    Abstract: This tripod is mounted on a camera by a flat mounting plate having a slot in one end thereof forming a pair of projecting end portions having beveled ends, a pair of legs having beveled upper ends connected to the beveled ends on the projecting end portions of the mounting plate by a pair of pivot pins, a third leg between said projecting end portions of the mounting plate and connected therewith by a third pivot pin, the three legs folding together side by side in the plane of said mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Inventor: Mark D. Jones
  • Patent number: 4697510
    Abstract: A bale binding machine for waste material has a bale encircling guide track for a band to bind the bale wherein the bottom portion of the guide track under the bale is provided with a pair of deflectors to intercept contaminating liquids and solids falling from the bale and prevent contamination of the guide track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1987
    Assignee: Cranston Machinery Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Albert E. Cranston, III, Mark L. Kudlicka
  • Patent number: 4680864
    Abstract: A first body part having a rubber rim wheel and a second body part having a rubber rim wheel are interconnected by a vertical hinge. The first body part has a pencil holder between its wheel and the hinge and the wheels have distance measurement scales. An angle measurement scale is provided for the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Inventor: Michael S. Heagerty
  • Patent number: 4670982
    Abstract: An open bottom housing containing motor driven cutting blades is placed on the head and the hair if drawn up into the housing and through the cutting blades by an upward air flow through the housing. This air flow is produced by a suction connection at the top of the housing actuated by an ordinary vacuum cleaner. A plurality of feet around the bottom opening rest on the scalp to provide an air inlet for the upward air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Inventor: Daniel S. Y. Kim
  • Patent number: 4646987
    Abstract: A tape containing communication conductors, such as telephone wires, or conductors for other purposes, is connected at mid-length to the hub of a spring operated takeup reel so that the reel winds in the opposite end portions of the tape one on top of each other in a single roll of tape. The reel, including its housing, is supported by the opposite ends of the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Inventor: Edwin R. Peterson
  • Patent number: 4643677
    Abstract: An elongated straight handle portion has a cylindrical plugger element on each end thereof. Each plugger element has a bend adjacent the end of the handle and a bend adjacent the distal end of the plugger element. Protruding laterally from the apex of each bend is a burnishing element. The burnishing element on one end of the handle is ball shaped and the burnishing element on the other end is cone-shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Inventor: Daniel S. Y. Kim
  • Patent number: 4611534
    Abstract: In the illustrated embodiments, with a bale of material compressed between upper and lower press platens an end binder moves toward one end of the bale and a back track moves toward the opposite end to apply a loop of strap around the top, bottom and ends of the bale. Two side binders move from station to station along opposite sides of the bale to apply loops of strap around the top, bottom and sides of the bale at two strap positions at each station. Each side binder has a strapping section movable toward and away from the adjacent side of the bale. Strap guide tracks on the press platens are provided with covers which confine the straps during their feed movements and prevent premature release from the tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Assignee: Cranston Machinery Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Kudlicka, Albert E. Cranston, III
  • Patent number: 4572562
    Abstract: An arcuate channel member has a detachable connection at mid length with an object to be lifted. The channel member provides a guide track for sliding movement of the lower portion of a flexible cable sling loop, the upper portion of which is lifted by a hook or grapple or the like. By sliding the loop in this guide track from time to time the lifting hook or grapple does not sharply bend the sling loop at the same point in every lifting operation, thereby greatly prolonging the life of the sling loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Assignee: P & H Logging Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis J. Page
  • Patent number: 4570960
    Abstract: The cart has a clamp securing it to the cavitation plate on the stem of the motor. The cart stands upright on two rear wheels and a front leg, allowing it to be tilted and wheeled up or down stairs. An arched frame partially surrounds and protects the propeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1986
    Inventor: William F. Peetz
  • Patent number: D289987
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Inventor: Warren L. Junes
  • Patent number: D337934
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Inventor: Gordon R. Young