Patents Represented by Law Firm McGlynn and Milton
  • Patent number: 4331041
    Abstract: A motion transmitting remote control assembly of the type for transmitting forces along a curved path by a flexible motion transmitting core element movably supported in a flexible conduit. The assembly includes a support member adapted to be connected to a support structure (such as a bulkhead) and the conduit includes a slider member slidably disposed in a passageway extending longitudinally through the support member. The support member includes a transverse guideway in which is disposed a metal L-shaped latch member having an aperture in one leg through which the slider member extends. A coil spring reacts between the support member and the other leg of the latch member for biasing the bottom of the aperture into engagement with the slider member. The bottom of the aperture in the latch member has a tooth which coacts with ratcheting teeth on the slider member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1982
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventor: William G. Bennett
  • Patent number: 4328986
    Abstract: An elongated energy-absorbing bumper assembly including energy-absorbing elastomeric or foam material extending between a rear mounting surface and a front impact surface with the material defining a hollow recess extending thereinto from the rear mounting surface and positioned between the ends of the assembly. The elastomeric foam material extends to the rear mounting surface at both ends of the hollow recess to define block-like end portions of the elastomeric material. A structural member extends between the block-like end portions of elastomeric material with the ends of the member embedded in the elastomeric foam material. The elastomeric material is the sole support and means of positioning the member so that the member is allowed unguided movement with the elastomeric material in multiple directions upon impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1982
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventors: Peter A. Weller, Jerry V. Scrivo
  • Patent number: 4328625
    Abstract: A bowsight is provided for an archery bow including a support bracket for attachment generally parallel to the length of the archery bow. A plurality of sights are connected to and are longitudinally spaced along the support bracket. Each of the sights defines an outer longitudinal height and a smaller inner longitudinal height. The outer heights are successively smaller from sight to sight. Each of the outer longitudinal heights are positioned so that the bow will be properly aimed at a target when the outer longitudinal height of any one of the sights equals the apparent vertical height of the target. The inner longitudinal heights are successively smaller from sight to sight in the same direction as the outer heights become smaller. Each of the inner longitudinal heights are of a dimension so that the bow will be properly aimed when the inner longitudinal height of any one of the sights is equal to the apparent vertical height of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1982
    Inventor: Richard F. Carella
  • Patent number: 4327600
    Abstract: A motion transmitting remote control assembly of the type for transmitting motion in a curved path by a flexible motion transmitting core element including a flexible motion transmitting core element, a guide assembly for supporting the core element such that the ends of the core element extend from the guide assembly, a terminal disposed on one end of the core element and having first and second faces with an aperture extending therebetween for receiving a control member, and an incompressible fitting retained in the aperture having a passageway extending therethrough for surrounding the control member. The assembly is characterized by a resilient member disposed in the passageway for cushioning the control member from the terminal to inhibit the transmission of vibrations between the terminal and the control member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1982
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventor: William G. Bennett
  • Patent number: 4327487
    Abstract: A cutting tool includes a pair of pivotally connected handles extending through and defining a pair of coacting U-shaped cutting jaws. Each of the cutting jaws defines a cutting edge extending throughout the base and side legs of the U shape. The jaws have a closed position wherein one of the jaws is an inner jaw disposed within the other of the jaws, which is an outer jaw. The cutting edges are angulated in relation to each other so that each of the cutting edges defined by the legs of the respective jaws are not in coacting relationship before the bases of the corresponding jaws. Additionally, the cutting tool includes a knock-out member pivotally disposed within one of the U-shaped jaws for removing material severed by the jaws from the inside thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1982
    Inventor: David A. Brownell
  • Patent number: 4326437
    Abstract: A cutting tool assembly including a tool holder for supporting a cutting tool having a tool body and a plurality of substantially identical cutting edges extending radially from the tool body and being substantially equally circumferentially spaced thereabout. The cutting tool is pivotally mounted on the tool holder about a first pivot axis for pivotal indexing movement of the tool body relative to the tool holder to successively dispose a selected cutting edge in a predetermined cutting position relative to the tool holder. The assembly further includes a latch pivotally mounted about a second pivot axis spaced from the first pivot axis on the tool holder and having a latched position operatively engageable with the tool body to hold the selected cutting edge in a predetermined cutting position and an unlatched position permitting pivotal indexable movement of the cutting tool to dispose another of the cutting edges in the predetermined cutting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1982
    Inventor: Fred W. Fischer
  • Patent number: 4325904
    Abstract: A method of making a motion transmitting remote control assembly of the type including a conduit with an end fitting of organic polymeric material disposed on one end of the conduit and a motion transmitting core element extending through the conduit and end fitting with the core element connected to a rod movably supported in a bore in a sleeve having a male swivel portion with a partial convex spherical surface extending from its intersection with the exterior of the sleeve to a lip defined by its intersection with the bore and pivotally supported in a female swivel portion having a partial concave spherical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1982
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas J. Frankhouse
  • Patent number: 4324148
    Abstract: A rotary/linear motion converter assembly of the type for converting rotational motion to longitudinal motion for longitudinally moving a motion transmitting core element and vice versa, to transmit motion. The assembly includes a sector member having a pair of parallel peripheral grooves therein rotatably supported in a housing with the housing also reciprocally supporting a slider tube with one end of the slider tube adapted for connection to a motion transmitting core element. A pair of cables are attached to the sector member and wrapped about the sector member in the respective grooves with the opposite ends attached to the opposite ends of the slider tube. The cables are preloaded in tension under a force which is greater than the force to be transmitted by the motion transmitting core element so that upon rotation of the sector member, the cables wrap and unwrap in the groove thereof while reciprocating the slider member without lost motion between the sector member and the slider member, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1982
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventor: Ants Sildve
  • Patent number: 4321840
    Abstract: A motion transmitting remote control assembly of the type for transmitting motion along a curved path by a flexible motion transmitting core element supported within a conduit. The motion transmitting assembly includes a flexible conduit extending from and attached within an end fitting and a swivel member pivotally attached to the end fitting at a swivel joint. A flexible motion transmitting core element is supported within the assembly. A sleeve surrounds the core element and extends from within the end fitting, through the swivel joint and into the swivel member for reducing friction of linear movement of the core element within the assembly and for providing a seal throughout the swivel joint. The swivel member includes a wiper cap for preventing foreign matter on the extended length of the core element from entering the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1982
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventor: Bruce Kalamon
  • Patent number: 4321291
    Abstract: A decorative butterfly and the method and assembly of constructing the same. The decorative butterfly includes a central portion with a center line passing therethrough and a wing disposed on each side of the center line and extending from the central portion. Each of the wings has a plurality of pleats extending radially from the central portion.The method of forming the decorative butterfly includes the steps of forming a plurality of parallel and alternately oppositely folded up and down pleats in a sheet of material. The pleats are secured together at a central portion on the center line which passes perpendicularly through the pleats while allowing the pleats to fan out from the center portion on either side of the center line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1982
    Inventor: David A. Brownell
  • Patent number: 4319941
    Abstract: A decorative butterfly and the method and assembly of constructing the same. The decorative butterfly includes a central portion with a center line passing therethrough and a wing disposed on each side of the center line and extending from the central portion. Each of the wings has a plurality of pleats extending radially from the central portion.The method of forming the decorative butterfly includes the steps of forming a plurality of parallel and alternately oppositely folded up and down pleats in a sheet of material. The pleats are secured together at a central portion on the center line which passes perpendicularly through the pleats while allowing the pleats to fan out from the center portion on either side of the center line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Inventor: David A. Brownell
  • Patent number: 4318660
    Abstract: A work transfer assembly including a transfer car movable along a path for transporting a workpiece carrier between separate processing stations positioned along the path. The car includes a push-pull chain made up of a plurality of links with one of the links defined by a pair of spaced support plates having upwardly extending support flanges interconnected by a shaft which rotatably supports a coupler member. The coupler member is a single unitary member having a pair of side plates interconnected by an abutment plate below which is an L-shaped plate defining a hook. The coupler member is rotatably supported for movement between a hook position with the hook in position for hooking a tray for removing the tray from a station and an abutment position with the abutment plate in position for abutting the tray for pushing the tray into the station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1982
    Assignee: Atmosphere Furnace Company
    Inventors: David L. Checkley, Larry W. Renton
  • Patent number: 4312081
    Abstract: A prosthetic joint for crural amputees of the kind comprising a hollow shank, open at the top, for receiving a femoral stump and, articulated to this shank, an insertion member for fitment of a crural prosthesis, is provided with a sliding guide rigidly connected to the insertion member, a sliding member displaceable in the guide and having a lower plane surface and an upper arcuate surface, an arcuate slideway fixed to the rear of the under side of the shank to accommodate the arcuate surface of the sliding member and a pivotal link which connects the rear parts of the shank and the insertion member and effects a forward displacement of the sliding member upon pivotal movement of the insertion member relative to the shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1982
    Inventor: Gunter Munny
  • Patent number: 4312748
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for classifying desirable particles of powder metal by size and removing particles of undesirable material of a different density than the metal particles. There is included a housing defining a closed flow path for a recirculated stream of protective gas different than ambient air. A particle supply device introduces particles into the housing at a controlled rate in a downwardly falling stream. A plurality of receptacle trays are disposed in the housing generally vertically below the particle supply device with each tray having a forward lip positioned forwardly in the direction of the gas flow of the trays thereabove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1982
    Assignee: Kelsey-Hayes Company
    Inventor: Walter J. Rozmus
  • Patent number: 4306415
    Abstract: A thermal energy scavenger assembly including a plurality of temperature-sensitive wires made of material which exhibits shape memory due to a thermoelastic, martensitic phase transformation. The wires are placed in tension between fixed and movable plates which are, in turn, supported by a pair of wheels which are rotatably supported by a housing for rotation about a central axis. A pair of upper and lower cams are fixed to the housing and cam followers react with the respective cams. Each cam transmits forces through a pair of hydraulic pistons. One of the pistons is connected to a movable plate to which one end of the wires are connected whereby a stress is applied to the wires to strain the wires during a first phase and whereby the cam responds to the unstraining of the wires during a second phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1981
    Inventors: Peter A. Hochstein, William L. Pringle, Harold W. Milton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4300628
    Abstract: A heat exchanger assembly and the method of making same wherein the heat exchanger assembly includes a heat exchanging core having spaced headsheets adjacent opposite extremities with fluid conveying tubes extending between the headsheets and having heat transfer fins disposed upon the tubes. Two plastic radiator components are disposed in mating engagement with one another with each component encasing one-half of the core and disposed in mating engagement with one another and defining spaced open cavities. Each of the components is in fluid-tight or sealed relationship with one another and with each of the headsheets disposed within the opening of each of the cavities so that the cavities and the headsheets define a pair of spaced tanks whereby fluid may flow between the tanks through the heat exchanging core. The headsheets are disposed in grooves within the components with a seal engaging the periphery of the headsheets and disposed in the grooves for sealing the headsheets to the respective components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1981
    Assignee: McCord Corporation
    Inventor: William Melnyk
  • Patent number: 4298168
    Abstract: A powder dispensing assembly including an elongated chute having opposite ends pivotally supported for rotation about a pivot axis within an elongated housing and having a funnel-shaped cross section with a wide upper portion and a narrow lower portion. A dispensing platform is integral with the rear wall of the chute and extends forwardly beneath the front wall and slopes upwardly to a lip over which particles of powder move to define a falling curtain of powder particles. A supply platform is supported just above the pivot axis and receives powder from an elongated slot and supplies powder to the dispensing platform as the powder falls downwardly through the chute. The supply platform is wider than the angle of repose of the powder supplied thereto so that when the supply platform is not moving powder is not being supplied to the lower dispensing platform. An electromagnet cooperates with a spring plate which is, in turn, connected by a rod through the housing to the rear wall of the chute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1981
    Assignee: Kelsey-Hayes Company
    Inventor: Walter J. Rozmus
  • Patent number: 4296805
    Abstract: A heat exchanger assembly such as a radiator, or the like, comprising a core having front and rear faces and including tubes parallel to the faces and spaced fins extending transversely to the faces and the tubes respectively and interconnecting the tubes by being soldered thereto. The core has an opening therein defined by a group of the tubes being devoid of a length thereof so as to have spaced first and second open ends. A single tank is in fluid communication with the first and second ends to establish fluid communication therebetween. The tank has front and rear walls disposed adjacent the front and rear faces of the core and a peripheral wall extending about the opening and interconnecting the front and rear walls to define an enclosed volume within the tank. A tubular member extends through the volume between the front and rear walls and in spaced relationship to the peripheral wall for defining a clearance hole allowing access through the core between the opposite faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1981
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventor: James C. Fleury
  • Patent number: 4285527
    Abstract: A head gasket to be disposed between a cylinder head having a combustion chamber therein and a cylinder block having a cylinder therein with a combustion chamber located at least partially outside the diameter of the cylinder and with the chamber insert disposed in the head. The gasket comprises a metal core, resilient material on each side of the core and at least one cylinder opening. Metal inlays are fixedly secured to both sides of the core and extend completely about the cylinder openings. The inlays include integral extensions extending from the cylinder openings and in engagement with the metal core for engaging the chamber insert and cylinder block to perfect a seal therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1981
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventor: Terrence T. Connely
  • Patent number: 4279257
    Abstract: The total disclosure is of a method and assembly for monitoring respiration and detecting apnea. The assembly includes an oscillator for generating an electromagnetic field having an output frequency in the radio frequency range and a high Q passively tuned LC circuit which has a resonant frequency variable in the radio frequency range generated by the oscillator. The LC circuit responds to the electromagnetic field by absorbing electromagnetic energy from the field when the resonant frequency matches the output frequency of the oscillator. A band is positioned about the subject's chest or abdominal cavity to vary the resonant frequency of the LC circuit in response to the expansion and contraction of the subject's chest or abdominal cavity. A detecting means is also provided for detecting when the LC circuit is responsive to the electromagnetic field established by the oscillator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1981
    Inventor: Peter A. Hochstein