Patents Represented by Attorney Nicholas L. Coch
  • Patent number: 5203606
    Abstract: The saddle has a broad rear section, a narrow front section and a frame and saddle cover. To make the saddle more comfortable and prevent injury to the cyclist, the front section can be slid, facing rear section downward and forward against a pre-stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1993
    Assignees: Michele A. Chiarella, Giuseppe Bigolin
    Inventor: Artemio Granzotto
  • Patent number: 5108076
    Abstract: An anatomical multilayer seat for use on a bicycle or the like. The seat comprises a formed substantially rigid shell covered by a flexible cover sheet and having a layer of soft encapsulated gel material provided between the cover sheet and the seat shell. The encapsulated gel layer is constrained against any appreciable lateral movement while permitting only limited deflection of the gel during use by a lower formed foam layer provided between the shell and the cover sheet to produce a controlled graduated support for the rider. If desired, a second upper layer of a resilient material can be advantageously provided between the gel layer and the cover sheet of the seat for encapsulating the gel layer. The invention also includes a method for making the anatomical multilayer seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Inventor: Michele A. Chiarella
  • Patent number: 5088130
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a protective helmet comprising a formed plastic foam shell having an internal plastic infrastructure embedded at least partially therein. The embedded infrastructure provides increased shock absorption characteristics for a wearer during use. The helmet can also include either a thin plastic outer microshell or a thicker relatively rigid plastic outer shell, with a padding material attached to the inner surface of the reinforced foam shell, and a retention strap attached to the plastic outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Inventor: Michele A. Chiarella
  • Patent number: 5008647
    Abstract: A wireless data display system has a receiver/display unit tuned to the same frequency as a sensor/transmitter unit for monitoring wheel rotation for a vehicle such as a bicycle. The two units are preferably battery powered, and their circuits are designed for low power consumption. Both units have directed antennas positioned in alignment with each other. The receiver includes a tunable antenna to enhance signal reception and reduce sensitivity to a transmitter of an adjacent system, as well as filter and latch circuitry to reduce interference from EMI or RFI or from adjacent operation of a similar transmitter/receiver pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: Orleander S.A.
    Inventors: Chris Brunt, Don C. Carner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4999068
    Abstract: An anatomical multilayer seat for use on a bicycle or the like. The seat comprises a formed substantially rigid shell covered by a flexible cover sheet and having a layer of soft encapsulated gel material provided between the cover shell and the seat shell. The encapsulated gel layer is constrained against any appreciable lateral movement while permitting only limited deflection of the gel during use by a lower formed foam layer provided between the shell and the cover sheet to produce a controlled graduated support for the rider. If desired, a second upper layer of a resilient material can be advantageously provided between the gel layer and the cover sheet of the seat for encapsulating the gel layer. The invention also includes a method for making the anatomical multilayer seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Inventor: Michele A. Chiarella
  • Patent number: 4946407
    Abstract: A high current carrying connector plug and receptacle are disclosed. The plug comprises a body of electrical insulating material with plurality of shaped passages extending therethrough, electrical conductors having a flat blade contact portion, a stop means and a hollowed cylindrical portion for receiving and securing a current carrying electrical cable. The passages include stop engaging means. A retainer means engages the flat bladed portion preventing axial movement of the conductors in the plug body.The receptacle comprises a body of electrical insulating material having shaped passages therethrough, electrically conductive conductor contact engaging assemblies in each passage at the front face of the body. The contact assemblies comprise movable jaws having a front contact engaging portion and a rear coupler engaging portion and a spring retainer means converging at least one pair of jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: OB Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Young
  • Patent number: 4896774
    Abstract: A spacer tray 2 for containers 32 is formed of a moldable sheet material and is shaped to provide a plurality of container-bottom receptacles 4. Each container-bottom receptacle 4 is shaped to receive at least a part of a bottom portion of a container 32. A container spacer wall 30 is located between each pair of adjacent container-bottom receptacles 4 to maintain bottom portions of containers seated in the receptacles spaced apart from one another. The spacer tray includes a plurality of container-loading-guide-pin caps 36 which permit end portions of container-loading guide pins 78--from a high-speed spacer-tray loading machine, for example--to project into and fit within the interiors of the caps for locating the spacer tray 2 and for reinforcing the caps for guiding bottom portions of containers 32 into container-bottom receptacles 4 during loading of the spacer tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Assignee: International Container Systems
    Inventors: Roy Hammett, Edward L. Passarelli
  • Patent number: 4896661
    Abstract: A forceps for use in orthopedic surgical procedures having readily interchangeable tip elements and a reversible ratchet mechanism, for controlling the tip elements. A variety of tips for compression and distraction are provided. The ratchet mechanism permits controlled increments of force to be applied to the tips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Assignee: Pfizer, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Bogert, Michael W. Chapman, Charles C. Edwards, Dana C. Mears
  • Patent number: 4890228
    Abstract: Electronic data processing system for preparation of electronically filed tax returns and authorization and payment of refunds based on the data supplied in those returns. Electronic data processing programs are provided for creating an electronic tax return that is filed with a tax collecting authority. At the same time as the electronic tax return is created a loan application is processed to create an electronic deposit/loan account for the tax filer at an authorized credit institution. As early as the day after completion of the tax return and loan application, the tax filer receives initial refund payment from the loan account. The authorized credit institution electronically files the electronic tax return with the tax collecting authority which processes the return and transfers by electronic fund transfer the refund amount to the deposit/loan account at the authorized credit institution. Any refund in excess of the initial refund payment is then forwarded to the tax filer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Assignee: Beneficial Management Corporation of America
    Inventor: Ross N. Longfield
  • Patent number: 4863265
    Abstract: An apparatus for noninvasive determination of constituent concentrations utilizing light wave absorption measurements and methods for processing signals generated by such measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Assignee: Mine Safety Appliances Company
    Inventors: Ronald J. Flower, Robert W. Olsen, Michael A. Van Ells, Ralph Flatau
  • Patent number: 4845786
    Abstract: A lightweight molded protective helmet for use by cyclists and preferably produced by stretch-blow molding a moldable plastic material. The helmet includes outer and inner shells or surfaces each having a plurailty of openings therein, with the surfaces being connected together by walls of the openings formed integral with the surfaces of the helmet. The openings in the helmet surfaces can have any shape such as circular or elongated, and can be made substantially perpendicular or inclined to the surfaces. Also if desired, the space between the substantially parallel outer and inner surfaces can be filled with a plastic energy-absorbing foam material to provide a composite helmet construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Inventor: Michele A. Chiarella
  • Patent number: 4825565
    Abstract: An improved sole structure for attachment to a shoe for bicyclists. The sole structure includes a conformed rigid body having in the front region a plurality of recessed seats each containing a fastener for attachment to a plate anchoring the sole structure to a bicycle pedal, and also includes in the plantar arch region a recessed seat containing a bolt fastened to a plate provided on the sole lower side, the plate being connected to a strap for attaching the sole structure securely onto a foot of a bicyclist. The sole structure provides channels extending rearwardly through the sole from a downward protruding frontal face for air ventilation of the foot of a cyclist, and includes a heel block attached to the sole lower surface rear portion to facilitate normal walking for the cyclist. The sole body upper face may include front and rear soft resilient cushions for improved support of the foot of the bicyclist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Assignee: Calzaturificio Duegi S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Bigolin
  • Patent number: 4815361
    Abstract: An anatommical multilayer seat for use on a bicycle or the like. The seat comprises a formed substantially rigid shell covered by a flexible cover sheet and having a layer of soft encapsulated gel material provided between the cover sheet and the seat shell. The encapsulated gel layer is constrained against any appreciable lateral movement while permitting only limited deflection of the gel during use by a lower formed foam layer provided between the shell and the cover sheet to produce a controlled graduated support for the rider. If desired, a second upper layer of a resilient material can be advantageously provided between the gel layer and the cover sheet of the seat for encapsulating the gel layer. The invention also includes a method for making the anatomical multilayer seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Inventor: Michele A. Chiarella
  • Patent number: 4810533
    Abstract: The present process results in a surface which is impermeable and resistant to the action of chemical substances and heat. Natural stones such as marble, travertine, granite and structural and ornamental works made out of these stones are protected from atmospheric and chemical process of degradation by a novel method of sanding down the surface with an industrial diamond abrasive to open up the pores of these solids; rinsing with water, removing water with a chemical solvent and wiping with a tack cloth to remove microchips. A protective mixture in the form of a moisture-cured polyurethane is then applied to the surface of the stones. The moisture-cured polyurethane acts as a sealant for the pores of the stones and as a chemical polish on the surface of the stones, such sealant being impermeable and resistant to the action of stains produced by chemical substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Inventor: Albert B. Smith
  • Patent number: 4810950
    Abstract: The resistance of an inductive load is measured by connecting an inductor to the load and applying a pulse of energy to the load and the inductor. The voltage across the inductor is monitored and the load voltage and current are measured when the inductor voltage passes through zero. The ratio of the voltage and current at the instant of zero crossing is equal to the load resistance value. An apparatus for performing this method is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: OB Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Young
  • Patent number: 4799136
    Abstract: A lighting fixture adapted for uniformly illuminating a wall surface by utilizing an asymmetric light reflection pattern. The fixture includes a support housing and an elongated concave-shaped reflector which is pivotably attached to the support housing and has multiple facet surfaces arranged for reflecting light from the centrally located light source out through a front opening, which is covered with an ultraviolet filtering glass diffusion plate. The reflector has major rear and minor front reflecting portions, each portion containing multiple facet surfaces arranged in upper and lower zones with varying angles measured relative to a central vertical plane selected for reflecting light from the light source uniformly out through the diffusion plate to provide an asymmetric lighting pattern for uniformly illuminating a wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1989
    Assignee: Guth Lighting Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John P. Molnar
  • Patent number: D299978
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Inventor: Michele A. Chiarella
  • Patent number: D305889
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Assignee: The Time Inc., Magazine Company
    Inventors: John Plunkett, Martin Shampaine
  • Patent number: D317409
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Inventor: Michele A. Chiarella
  • Patent number: D319231
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Assignee: Time, Inc., The Magazine Company
    Inventors: John Plunkett, Martin Shampaine