Patents Represented by Law Firm Mattern, Ware, Stoltz & Fressola
  • Patent number: 5058415
    Abstract: A stamping press tool assembly for delivering parallel forces to a plurality of points angularly spaced around a ring-shaped workpiece, whereby the ring-shaped workpiece is positioned beneath a shouldered hub centered inside the tool assembly, and having a plurality of radial sector rams arrayed between the hub and a bottom plate. The hub receives independent and substantially equal force, providing custom stamping deformation of the workpiece in a uniform manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Inventors: John G. Blase, Robert Blase
  • Patent number: 5022681
    Abstract: In a pop-up device for use in a magazine or other publication or for use by itself such as a mailer or the like, two display elements are hingedly connected to a front of two covers. The opening of the front cover forces the erection of the two display elements and allows the elements to stand up out of the plane thereof. A spacing tab is connected between a foreground display element and the back cover and also is connected between a background display element and the back cover. The spacing tab restrains the displays from following the front panel a full one hundred eighty degrees while allowing them each to raise to a specified distance from the back cover. The pop-up is designed for mass-production mechanical fabrication and assembly. A blank is cut to form the display elements and the spacing tabs and is scored to form lines of weakness, which allow easy folding, in the appropriate places.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Christopher Crowell
    Inventor: Ib Penick
  • Patent number: 5003829
    Abstract: In a dynamometer, an internally cooled disc is utilized in a braking system which can apply a large amount of torque for an extended period of time. A hollowed braking disc comprising individual cooling cells is employed. Cooling liquid is injected into the center of the braking disc and, by centrifugal force, is forced into the cooling cells via a flow tube ring. The cooling liquid vaporizes in the cooling cells thus absorbing the heat generated. The vapor escapes the disc via vent holes. A unique torque measurement system is also utilized with its braking system. A resultant force, formed by the sum of individual forces upon braking pistons within the braking system, is measured utilizing a strain gauged load cell. The strain gauged load cell is strategically positioned to measure a resultant displacement of the braking caliper due to the applied torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: John P. DeConti
    Inventors: John P. DeConti, Raymond N. Quenneville
  • Patent number: 4994449
    Abstract: A method of increasing the bone density of post-menopausal women employs a calendar-oriented regimen of estrogen, progesterone and calcium. Such a regimen may be dispensed from a calendar-oriented pill dispenser having numerical indicia identifying each pill-containing enclosure with a given calendar date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Modulus III, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter G. Leonard
  • Patent number: 4984308
    Abstract: A toilet sealing ring provides a connection and seal for a toilet and its associated drain pipe utilizing a self-aligning annular elastomeric gasket with a cylindrical upper wall which slides inside an inner ring and a lower beveled surface which mates an outer ring inner beveled surface, and, when compressed between the inner ring and the outer ring, forms a moisture tight seal between the toilet, the toilet sealing ring, and the drain pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Inventor: Victor H. Handal
  • Patent number: 4974981
    Abstract: A cosmetic powder brush dispenser for depositing cosmetic powder onto a brush within the unitary structure of the dispenser. The dispenser incorporates a deformable container for storing the cosmetic powder and a spray-head at the end of the container with an orifice and upstanding posts that ensure powder break-up prior to its exiting the orifice. A second embodiment of the device uses a metering collar to limit the amount of deformation of the container whereby a desired small quantity of cosmetic powder is forced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Assignee: Cosmetic Essence, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Bennett
  • Patent number: 4973204
    Abstract: A cutting insert, especially for turning tools, comprising an insert body having a transverse front cutting edge portion and a rear portion for mounting on and clamping to an insert holder, a cutting surface which connects with said cutting edge being provided with a central chip-forming recess. The novelty of the invention resides in that the chip-forming recess has a concave bottom surface which connects with the transverse cutting edge and with the rest of the cutting surface at a distance from said cutting edge, and that said recess is laterally restricted by inclined, convex sides having a curvature and shape relative to the concave bottom surface such that the bottom surface width at first decreases, as seen in the direction away from the cutting edge and backwards, and then increases again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Inventor: Wlajko Mihic
  • Patent number: 4971080
    Abstract: By incorporating corn syrup or glucose syrup into a conventional permanent hair waving solution, a unique permanent waving and hair conditioning composition is achieved which conditions the hair while simultaneously permanently waving the hair, in a single, one-step operation. In addition, the head of hair is permanently waved with a substantially lower level of damage occurring to the hair fibers than is otherwise encountered. Furthermore, by varying the relative quantity of corn syrup to the quantity of permanent wave solution, a variety of compositions are achieved for use on all different hair textures and levels of hair damage. However, in each instance, an effective amount of the carbohydrate mixture must be employed in order to ensure that the desired low level of damage to the hair is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Assignee: Shiseido Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Arnold Rubinstein, Frances E. Erskine, Donna W. Bulakites, Ernest J. Klemm
  • Patent number: 4969309
    Abstract: A resealable package using zipper material and a corresponding method and apparatus are disclosed. In the package, the zipper material beads terminate entirely inboard of the outer periphery of the sealed area. The package is formed by forming a lateral loop in a first one of the webs, positioning the zipper material along the first web crossing the loop substantially at a right angle, cutting the zipper material in the region of the loop, and then straightening the first web, thereby creating a gap between the cut ends of the zipper material, then bonding the second web to the first web to form a package with a sealed area in the gap. In the preferred embodiments of the apparatus, the lateral loop forming means has at least one transversely oriented loop forming bar moveable into and away from corresponding loop forming groove(s) in a table along which one of the webs is advanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1990
    Assignees: Kramer & Grebe Canada, Ltd., T. W. Kutter, Inc.
    Inventors: Gunther Schwarz, Ronald E. Merrill
  • Patent number: 4955951
    Abstract: An apparatus for boring a hole, which affords communication between a first member and a second member connected to the first member, in the first member, comprises cutting means hvaing a rotary axis, first drive means for shifting the cutting means along a first axis extending in the direction orghogonal to the rotary axis, second drive means for shifting the cutting means along a second axis orghogonal to the rotary axis and first axis, third drive means for rotating the cutting means about the rotary axis, detecting means for detecting a load acting on the cutting means and control means for controlling the first and second drive means to correct the position of the cutting means on the basis of a detecting signal provided from the detecting means so as to prevent an overload from acting on the cutting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Iseki Kaihatsu Koki, Nemoto Kikaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Isao Nemoto, Yuji Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 4953376
    Abstract: In a metal spinning process and apparatus for necking down a container having an open end, a closed end and generally cylindrical inner and outer surfaces, a resilient pressure bladder is inserted into the container prior to the necking down operation. Pressure is maintained in the bladder throughout the operation to prevent crumpling of the container body. The invention is particularly useful on thin walled, deep drawn steel containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Inventor: John C. Merlone
  • Patent number: 4952450
    Abstract: By providing a plurality of elongated, independent members and securely integrally affixing said members to each other by adhering or welding, a unique panel and/or block construction is attained having any desired size or shape needed for a particular application. Preferably, the independent, elongated members comprise a synthetic resin foam material formed in any desired cross-sectional shape. In one embodiment, the solid elongated, independent members are alternatingly affixed to hollow, elongated independent members in order to attain a panel and/or block having different resiliency and flexibility characteristics. This invention also incorporates a unique method for manufacturing the panels and/or blocks in a single, continuous process whereby all of the elongated members forming the panel and/or block are simultaneously welded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Noel, Marquet & Cie. S.A.
    Inventor: Gert Noel
  • Patent number: 4941433
    Abstract: Milking machine methods and apparatus facilitating automatic attachment to the dairy cow's udder, incorporate upstanding thin-walled flexible conical teat cup entrance portals, with the four teat cups preferably positioned upright in a trapezoidal configuration, free for lateral and longitudinal movement horizontally, while resisting vertical displacement. Leaf-spring retainer arms positioned vertically edgewise provide resilient adjustable teat cup positioning. A claw manifold guides milk received from the teat cups in laminar flow streams, minimizing foaming turbulence. A robotic manipulator may be used to attach these milking machines to the udders of a plurality of dairy cows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Assignee: Agri-Automation Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: George E. Hanauer
  • Patent number: 4939978
    Abstract: A flexible ammunition chuting (14) for a machine gun (10) includes a flexible spine (26) made up of spring steel strips (27, 29) which are anchored at two spaced and fixed positions, typically at the chuting ends, so as precisely to define the length of the chuting. The chuting includes relatively articulated links (20), which are able to follow convex and concave bends and to twist torsionally, but the spine (26) prevents the overall stretching or collapse of the links, which might result in ammunition belt misfeed or jamming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Assignee: Lucas Industries Public Limited Co.
    Inventors: Frederick J. Bishop, David T. Cooper, William H. Hill
  • Patent number: 4938724
    Abstract: In a line cutting device of the type adapted to be mounted on the propeller shaft of a water-borne vessel for the purpose of cutting lines, ropes, nets, plastic bags or other debris which may foul the blades of a propeller on the shaft, a stationary cutting blade assembly is mounted so as to be restrained against rotation by cooperation with a shaft bearing. The stationary cutting blade assembly having a radially extending stationary cutting blade with an axially directed face and at least one circumferentially directed face defining a cutting edge therebetween. A rotatable cutting blade assembly is mounted for rotation with the propeller shaft and has at least one radially extending rotatable cutting blade thereon with an axially directed face and at least one circumferentially directed face defining a cutting edge therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Inventor: Robin D. Shaw
  • Patent number: D311252
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1990
    Inventor: Minnie L. Pettway
  • Patent number: D313050
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Assignee: Gastro-Gnomes, Inc.
    Inventor: Karen E. Burgess
  • Patent number: D314750
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Dual-Lite, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph S. Wegrzyn, Robert M. Johnstone
  • Patent number: D314751
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Dual-Lite, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph S. Wegrzyn, Robert M. Johnstone
  • Patent number: D314934
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Inventor: James P. Howes