Patents Represented by Law Firm Maky, Renner, Otto & Boisselle
  • Patent number: 4519511
    Abstract: A shelf support apparatus includes a pair of spaced apart longitudinally extending channel members facing each other and crosspieces which extend between the channel members and supports the shelf. Each channel member defines a guideway therein. The side of each channel member which faces the other channel member has two spaced apart front walls defining a slot between them. The slot extends along the length of the channel member. A plurality of support means are formed on each front wall of each channel member and extends into the guideway of the channel member. The support means are preferably longitudinally spaced along the channel members. Each crosspiece has relatively narrow portions extending through the slots in a pair of channel members and relatively wide support portions disposed within the guideways in the pair of channel members. Each end portion of the crosspiece is supported on support means extending into the guideways in the pair of channel members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1985
    Inventor: Walter M. Mendenhall
  • Patent number: 4518723
    Abstract: Curable epoxy resin compositions are described which comprise a mixture of an acid curable epoxy resin and a minor amount of an oxidizing agent capable of reacting with sulfur dioxide to form a catalyst for curing said epoxy resin. The curable epoxy resin composition may contain solid particulate materials. The procedures for curing such epoxy resins as well as methods for forming sand cores and molds also are described. Sand cores and molds produced in accordance with the method of the invention have sufficient strength and hardness after a few seconds of curing for normal foundry applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1985
    Assignee: CL Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne D. Woodson
  • Patent number: 4515692
    Abstract: A water filter adapted for installation in the hot and cold water supply lines leading to a faucet, appliance or the like includes a housing containing a granular activated carbon filtration bed and a two position valve with three ports for controlling water flow through the filtration bed. The valve has a first service position for normal flow of cold water through the filtration bed to the effluent line from the water filter and a second backwash position for flow of hot water through the filtration bed in an opposite direction to then drain through the same effluent line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1985
    Assignee: Water Soft, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Chandler, William D. Chandler
  • Patent number: 4515669
    Abstract: A tubular anode such as tubular cast iron, magnetite, graphite, carbon or steel may be provided with an easily made internal or center connection having assured uniform resistance characteristics by the employment of at least two diametrically opposed wedge blocks, such blocks having parallel crowned and serrated contact surfaces and a wedge surface interface, such interface including a tongue and slot connection between the blocks, one or both blocks having oppositely extending tubular crimpable lead connections. The blocks may be made of malleable material so that when assembled and placed in the proper location inside the anode, one may be held while the other is driven axially, or both may be driven in axially opposite directions easily to form an electrical connection of assured electrical resistivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1985
    Assignee: Harco Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Dimond, James B. Bushman
  • Patent number: 4510926
    Abstract: A support device for medical instruments such as spatulas comprises a pair of semicircular support track frames to form a circular frame on which are mounted movable bases for spatulas slidable along tracks of the semicircular support track frames, a pair of support arms each having a holder for supporting the track frames slidably thereon, detachably therefrom and clamping the track frames thereto, and support legs for supporting the support arms such that the support arms are movable upwardly and downwardly and pivotally movable relative to the support legs and rotatable about the support legs.The support device according to the invention is capable of extending various instruments such as spatulas from a circumference toward the areas to be operated at all angles and fixing them with high accuracy and is able to change positions of the instruments with high freedom and to meet the requirements of the fine adjustment of the instruments with high accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1985
    Assignee: Tokyo Medical and Dental University
    Inventor: Yutaka Inaba
  • Patent number: 4511341
    Abstract: An animated coin sorting bank that provides a unique form of animation when a coin is deposited therein, and which sorts coins of different diameters. A coin deposited in the bank moves under gravitational/inertial forces from an inlet to a sorting area. As it moves between the inlet and the sorting area, the coin moves through an arcuate segment in which it engages and rotates a display member. Preferably, a composite image is formed partly on the display member and partly on a front cover, so that when the display member is rotated an element of animation of that composite image is produced. After releasing from the display disc the coin continues to move under gravitational/inertial forces to a sorting area in which the coin is sorted according to its diameter. According to the preferred embodiment a high speed rotation of the display member and a high speed sort is effected, in order to enhance the visual animation produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1985
    Inventors: John W. Spirk, Jr., John R. Nottingham
  • Patent number: 4510403
    Abstract: A 2-pole limited angle torque motor including a rotor assembly having one or more permanent magnets which are magnetized in the diametrical direction and a stator assembly having a pair of stator magnetic pole blades surrounded by a high density layer wound stator coil, with stator pole flanges at opposite ends of the stator magnetic pole blades which create a cross flux through the stator and rotor assemblies that produces a limited angle turning torque in the motor. The permanent rotor magnets along with stator magnetic poles and magnetic housing produce a magnetic reluctance torque that can be controlled to obtain a desired magnetic centering or de-centering spring rate for the rotor at a particular torque or power level. A magnetically saturating flux path may also be made to occur in the motor at the end of the rotational design stroke of the motor to provide a magnetic stop for the rotor shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1985
    Assignee: Pneumo Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Vanderlaan, Richard Grau
  • Patent number: 4510204
    Abstract: Blends comprising at least two aqueous nitrile resin latexes which differ in film forming characteristics and dry film properties are useful in many applications as protective coatings. These blends are particularly useful as corrosion resistant coatings for metal substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1985
    Assignee: The Standard Oil Company
    Inventors: June T. Duke, Kenneth E. Samuels, Mary-Catherine Brown
  • Patent number: 4510342
    Abstract: A method for preparing synthetic oils characterized by a high viscosity index and prepared from 1-olefin is described. The method comprises polymerizing a 1-olefin or a mixture of 1-olefins in the presence of(a) at least one transition metal halide catalyst,(b) at least one alkyl aluminum compound containing up to about 15 carbon atoms in each alkyl group and up to about 40 carbon atoms per molecule as a co-catalyst, and(c) a saturated alkyl fluoride.The homopolymers and copolymers prepared in accordance with the method of the invention generally are characterized by a high viscosity index such as between about 100 to 300. The homopolymers and copolymers are useful as synthetic lubricants and as additives to synthetic or mineral oil lubricants for modifying the viscosity index characteristics of the lubricants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1985
    Assignee: The Standard Oil Company
    Inventors: Janie K. Currie, J. Robert Mooney
  • Patent number: 4508228
    Abstract: A card frame for housing electrical circuitry mounted on cards comprises end plates (10) separated by front and rear cross rails (12, 14) that mount card-guides (16) in which the cards can slide. Each card guide (16) comprises end elements (28a, 28b) engageable with the front and rear cross rails (12, 14) in first and second positions (FIG. 1 and FIG. 2) spaced in both the top-to-bottom and front-to-rear directions of the card frame. Each card guide (16) additionally comprises a shank (30) formed separately from the end members (28a, 28b) and assembled with them. If the shank (30) is of a first length the end elements (28a, 28b) will engage with the cross-rails (12, 14) in the first positions to accommodate a card of a first height, whereas if the shank (30) is of a second, smaller length the end elements will engage with the cross rails in the second positions to accommodate a card of a second, greater height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1985
    Assignee: Rittal-CSM Limited
    Inventor: David P. Erlam
  • Patent number: 4508416
    Abstract: A multiple thermocouple connector panel including a row of standard thermocouple connectors having terminals with rear ends normally adapted to be connected to lead wires, characterized by terminal extenders connected to such rear ends which extend the effective length of the terminals to the rear of the connectors so as to provide for ease of attachment of lead wires after assembly of all the connectors in the panel. The connectors may be mounted between a faceplate and a mounting plate with the faceplate and mounting plate abutting respective proximal surfaces of the connector housings. The mounting plate is made of insulating material and is provided with terminal openings through which the terminal extenders extend and project beyond the rear of the mounting plate, each terminal being transversely located by a respective one of the openings and mutually insulated by a portion of the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1985
    Assignee: Pneumo Corporation
    Inventor: Glen F. Oftedahl
  • Patent number: 4507634
    Abstract: Motor includes an internal torsion spring which provides for null centering of the rotor assembly while minimizing bearing load reactions and related friction. Two such centering springs may be provided whereby in the event one spring should fail, the other spring will still be operative to perform the desired null centering function. Also, an internal leaf spring interiorly of the rotor casing absorbs the full stroke rotor inertia without part damage or deformation. The null position bias of a motor driven valve may be established by adjustment of a pair of set screws which adjust the rotor assembly off null without inducing undesirable friction. The stator electrical torque null of the motor may also be set by providing an adjustable eccentric pin in the stator housing which is engageable in a notch in the rotor casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1985
    Assignee: Pneumo Corporation
    Inventor: Robert D. Vanderlaan
  • Patent number: 4507152
    Abstract: An aqueous composition having fungicidal and insecticidal properties is described which is useful particularly for treating wood. The aqueous composition comprises(a) at least one oil-soluble metal salt of an organic carboxylic acid having fungicidal properties wherein the metal is zinc, chromium, iron, antimony, lead, mercury or a mixture thereof,(b) at least one halopyridyl phosphate of the formula ##STR1## wherein R represents a halopyridyl group, Z represents oxygen or sulfur, and each R' is independently a lower alkoxy, amino or lower alkylamino group,(c) at least one surfactant, and(d) from about 60 to 99% of water.Such compositions penetrate into both dry and green wood rather readily, and the result is wood which is resistant to fungi and insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1985
    Assignee: Mooney Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert V. Collins, Richard W. Asmus
  • Patent number: 4505328
    Abstract: A system for conditioning the air of a selected area, e.g. a room, of a house or other building structure, including individual refrigeration units for respectively heating and cooling the room. The respective units are sized according to the heating and cooling loads of the room, and when heating add blower motor and compressor heat and when cooling exclude such extraneous heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1985
    Inventor: Robert F. Schmitt
  • Patent number: 4505971
    Abstract: A process and composition for adhering a rubber compound to a fluoroplastic and/or to metal. The invention contemplates the use of separate, sequentially applied adhesive layers to the fluoroplastic or metal substrate. The last applied layer, a rubber cement, allows the metal or fluoroplastic to be adhered to the uncured rubber compound which is subsequently vulcanized. The invention finds particular utility in securing a fluoroplastic and a rubber lining to steel or other metallic surfaces. A typical use is the lining of the interior of a railroad tank car, providing protection from corrosive or hostile environments experienced when the tank car is transporting acids or other caustic materials. Other uses include the lining of chemical process vessels and piping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1985
    Assignees: Ted Martin, Jr., Chloeta Fay Martin
    Inventor: Theodore O. Martin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4505392
    Abstract: A card frame for accommodating circuit cards comprises side plates (10) joined by cross rails (12). The side plates (10) are die cast and have ridges (30) integrally cast therewith, the opposed faces of the ridges acting as ledges. The ridges (30) extend in the front to rear direction of the card frame. The cross rails (12) are secured at their end to the side plates (10) by a single screw (16), twisting of the cross rails 12 being prevented by their abutting the above-mentioned ledges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1985
    Assignee: Rittal-Werk Rudolf LOH GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventor: David P. Erlam
  • Patent number: 4505687
    Abstract: A figurine having a form retaining shape. The figurine comprises a body portion and a head portion connected with the body portion. The body portion comprises (i) a tubular outer covering, (ii) a fill material substantially filling the tubular outer covering, and (iii) a piece of elastic extending along at least a part of the tubular outer covering. The piece of elastic is in a partially tensioned state resulting from being fixedly secured under a state of high tension to at least two points spaced apart along the length of the tubular covering and then being allowed to relax to a partially tensioned state and being held in the partially tensioned state by the tubular outer covering. The piece of elastic allows the body portion to be manually deformed against that bias. The piece of elastic returns the body portion to the predetermined shape when the deforming forces are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1985
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventor: Joan C. Munro
  • Patent number: 4504283
    Abstract: Extremely fine abrasive particles are incorporated in an elastomeric resin body or coating to produce abrasive articles exhibiting cushioned or resilient yielding qualities having a dual response to in-service conditions. These performance characteristics are accomplished by a structure whose working surface and underlying supporting means produce two distinct and complementary abrading actions, one hard enough to sharpen a hardened cutting tool and to smooth the adjacent surface, and a second of being virtually simultaneously micro-deformable, via the mechanisms of cold flow, at or near maximum or optimum sharpening pressure. Such abrasive articles allow limited local displacement of a volume of the abrasive surface layer in a continuous wave to lift the surface at the tool edge to a height slightly beyond the plane of the edge being sharpened to "wipe" and so refine the extreme edge of the cutting tool and to remove the "wire-edge" as only athree-dimensional form of contact will accomplish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1985
    Assignee: Superior Finishers, Incorporated
    Inventor: Vernon K. Charvat
  • Patent number: D278086
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1985
    Inventor: Isadore M. Greenberg
  • Patent number: D279198
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1985
    Assignee: Esselte Dymo N V
    Inventor: Dane Pedersen