Patents Represented by Attorney Owen J. Meegan
  • Patent number: 4932122
    Abstract: A razor blade assembly is provided having a molded plastic body member with a guard member mounted thereon. The body member comprises wall structure defining a pair of slots for receiving a blade means, and forming a support means on which the blade means rests. The blade means comprises a pair of cantilever spring portions formed in the blade means got contacting the support means when the blade means is disposed for slidable movement in the slots whereby the blade means is resiliently mounted in the body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Abraham Shurland, George P. Gruner
  • Patent number: 4922805
    Abstract: A fluid actuated cylinder is provided having a piston and piston rod combination disposed in a tubular casing having a nose end and tail end. The piston is disposed on the piston rod spaced from both ends of the rod, the outer end extending through a bearing disposed at the nose end of the casing, and a unitary member which is employed to close the tail end of the casing is provided with a bearing for supporting the inner end of the piston rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Inventor: Paul R. Beswick
  • Patent number: 4916812
    Abstract: A safety razor incorporating blade magazines and magazines therefore, the blades being incorporated in individual units, each comprising at least one blade, carried by a support plate. A plurality of units are housed as a stack within a magazine, open at one end and providing a guard and a cap. The units are stacked in the magazine extending transversely thereof, the outermost unit being positioned at the mouth of the magazine with its blade positioned between the guard and the cap and its support plate and the magazine wall providing seal against the ingress of debris and moisture. Means are incorporated in the magazine or razor handle to eject the outermost unit from the magazine and replace it with the next unit in the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: John F. Francis
  • Patent number: 4918355
    Abstract: An electric lamp (e.g., tungsten halogen) including an elongated envelope with at least one sealed end portion of flattened configuration. Located on the sealed end portion is a conductive base member of hollow configuration which is electrically coupled to the lamp's lead-in conductor (which projects externally from the envelope) and which is located not only substantially about the sealed end portion so as to substantially surround the end but also extends over a part of the envelope's body portion to thereby substantially prevent breakage of the sealed end portion (e.g., during lamp insertion and/or removal).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventors: Merle E. Morris, Stephen P. Senft
  • Patent number: 4914817
    Abstract: A safety razor head comprising a guard surface and a cap surface is provided with a plurality of parallel riblets disposed on the head for contact with the surface being shaved, during use of the razor. The riblets may be disposed on the cap surface or on a substantially thin film material extending from the guard surface to the cap surface and are effective to improve shaving comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: John Galligan, John Thompson
  • Patent number: 4915577
    Abstract: A self-propelled mobile cradle for boats including a frame having transversely spaced, longitudinally extending side members interconnected at their forward ends to form an opening extending inwardly from the rear end of the frame. Forward driven wheels are used in a caster-like arrangement for supporting the forward end of the frame. Rear wheel are disposed at the rear of the frame for support. The rear wheels comprises at least two wheels each independently operable from the other, one of the wheels being disposed on each side of the frame. Hydraulically operated cylinders are used for raising or lowering the frame relative to the rear wheels. The rear wheels are disposed on independently operable suspension for each of the rear wheels, whereby one side of the frame can be raised or lowered relative to the other side of the frame. A forward driving mechanism is used for raising or lowering the foward end of the frame relative to the wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Inventor: Richard Fraser
  • Patent number: 4909182
    Abstract: A nozzle having a flexible blade member with a flat adhesive-receiving surface in combination with a rotary transfer roll and side wall elements forms a reservoir for adhesive "upstream" (in the direction of roll rotation) of the line of contact of a straight edge of the surface with the roll surface, the arrangement being such that a layer of the adhesive, doctored by blade member to control its thickness and with its width controlled by the wall elements, is applied to the roll surface and carried thereby to the operating locality. An adhesive supply system is also provided for supplying adhesive to the reservoir, said system including a melting device for adhesive in solid form and pressure control means for controlling the pressure under which the adhesive is supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: British United Shoe Machinery Ltd.
    Inventors: Raymond Hanson, Malcolm Tillyard
  • Patent number: 4905336
    Abstract: The machine comprises a shoe support (10) and two side lasting instrumentalities (20), each of which comprises a fluid bag assembly (40) which, in a tilted position (determined by an abutment 44), is moved into engagement with a shoe, whereafter, by continued inward movement, the bag assemblies (40) are caused to pivot (or roll) upwardly and over the shoe bottom edge, thus to urge the shoe upper around the feather edge of the last and against the insole. The bag assemblies are inflatable, a higher air pressure being applied, so as to apply bedding pressure to the lasting margin, after the assemblies (40) have moved fully inwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: British United Shoe Machinery Ltd.
    Inventors: Alan Sanderson, Graham J. Mansfield
  • Patent number: 4899408
    Abstract: A bedding attachment system especially for use with a baby crib. The system includes a coverlet adapted to be disposed about top, head foot and side panels and at least the peripheral edges of the top and bottom panels of a mattress. The coverlet includes an upper peripheral edge disposed about the perimeter of the top panel and terminating in a pair of opposing upper and lower flaps having inner and outer surface areas. It further includes a base sheet attached to the lower flap and having an area substantially co-extensive with and overlying the top panel. Flexible fastening devices such as the well known hook and loop arrangements are disposed upon the inner surface of the opposing flaps for detachably securing the flaps to a cover sheet. The flaps are adapted to releasably secure the peripheral edge of the cover sheet and hold it in an overlying relationship to the base sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Inventor: Lori D. Illingworth
  • Patent number: 4876434
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided with a chamber (20) into which a plurality of jets of moisture-laden air is directed through apertures (nozzles) 18. Through the chamber lasted shoes S, on the bottoms of which a coating of a moisture-curable adhesive composition has been applied, are progressively moved, supported bottom uppermost. The velocity of the air, which is re-circulated, is between 10 and 20 meters/second (measured at the apertures), its temperature is between 85.degree. C. and 125.degree.0 C. (measured at the point of impingement on the article) and its dew point not greater than 60.degree. C. The lasted shoes are subjected to this treatment for a period of 1 to 31/2 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1989
    Assignee: British United Shoe Machinery Limited
    Inventors: Raymond Hanson, Malcolm Tillyard, Christopher M. Allen
  • Patent number: 4868722
    Abstract: A motor vehicle headlight module includes a lens and reflector assembly and a capsule-connector assembly. The reflector comprises an elongated neck portion forming a substantially rectangular chamber opening into the lens and reflector assembly and extending rearwardly therefrom, the rear of the chamber terminating in a groove of defined width extending around the periphery of the chamber. The capsule-connector assembly is provided with a forwardly projecting lighting capsule and a flange having a forwardly facing tongue of less thickness than the groove width and aligned for mating engagement in the groove. A plurality of spaced ribs are disposed on the outer surface of the rectangular chamber to contact the capsule-connector flange at their rearward ends. At least two of the rib ends are tacked to the capsule-connector flange to maintain the lighting capsule in proper location during the setting of an adhesive material disposed in the reflector groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Haraden
  • Patent number: 4853997
    Abstract: In a side (or side and seat) lasting machine two side lasting assemblies (230) are provided each comprising a side lasting roll (276) having a helical wiper element (282). As the rolls (276) are caused to operate progressively along opposite side portions of the shoe bottom from the heel breast line region toewardly, they are caused to rotate thus effecting an inwiping action on the lasting margin and pressing it against the insole margin. At a predetermined point in such progressive operation, at least one of the rolls (276) is displaced axially inwardly towards one another to enhance the inwiping action. This axial displacement may take place at the ball region of the shoe bottom, i.e. at or just before the end of the operation, and only the "outside" roll (276) or both rolls (276) may be so displaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Assignee: DVSG Patentverwaltungs GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Giebel
  • Patent number: 4846306
    Abstract: A flexible narrow rung rope escape ladder including a pair of parallel support ropes and a series of narrow rungs disposed between the support ropes, the support ropes being spaced from each other such that a user's foot placed on the rung cannot slip sideways during use and no more than one hand or one foot can be placed on a rung at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Inventor: Julius Ventz
  • Patent number: 4838775
    Abstract: A device for granulating strands of thermoplastic materials that are discharged molten from several nozzles side by side, with a cutter roll acting on a counterknife and a feed device filled with cooling water located prior to the cutter roll. The feed device consists of the support face of the counterknife approximately radial to the cutter roll, which essentially completely fills up the space between the nozzle surface and the cutter roll and onto which the cooling water is sprayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: Automatik Apparate-Machinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Friedrich Hunke
  • Patent number: 4831730
    Abstract: A safety razor assembly is provided comprising a plurality of stacked discrete shaving elements. Each of the shaving elements contains a shaving head mounted in an upwardly facing enclosure, and wall structure forming a downwardly facing cavity for receiving the shaving head enclosure of another shaving element in interfitting engagement therewith. The assembly comprises a sufficient quantity of elements that, when stacked one upon the other, form a gripping handle which is employed when using the topmost shaving head in the shaving process. An overcap is provided having an upwardly projecting protuberance with side wall dimensions equal to those of each shaving head enclosure and a downwardly facing cavity having interal dimensions equal to those of each shaving head cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Cerier
  • Patent number: 4823729
    Abstract: Powder is deposited onto an underlying flat belt through a selectively shaped cut-out in a stencil assembly. The desired volume for the deposited powder is achieved by defining a closed volume beneath the deformable belt with a support pad having a spacer receiving opening. Vacuum is applied to this closed volume drawing the belt downwardly against the spacer thereby defining this volume. The spacer is removable so that this volume can be changed by changing the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Assignee: DVSG Patentverwaltungs
    Inventor: Albert I. Morse
  • Patent number: 4813131
    Abstract: A safety razor comprises a pivotal cap member which in a first position is effective to obscure the cutting edge of the blade or blade members to protect the cutting edge from contact with other objects. The cap member when pivoted to a second position exposes the blade cutting edge and positions a skin engaging guard surface adjacent the blade cutting edge to provide a desired shaving geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: George P. Gruner
  • Patent number: 4780335
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided with a chamber (20) into which a plurality of jets of moisture-laden air is directed through apertures (nozzles) 18. Through the chamber lasted shoes S, on the bottoms of which a coating of a moisture-curable adhesive composition has been applied, are progressively moved, supported bottom uppermost. The velocity of the air, which is re-circulated, is between 10 and 20 meters/second (measured at the apertures), its temperature is between 85.degree. C. and 125.degree. C. (measured at the point of impingement on the article) and its dew point not greater than 60.degree. C. The lasted shoes are subjected to this treatment for a period of 1 to 31/2 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Assignee: British United Shoe Machinery Limited
    Inventors: Raymond Hanson, Malcolm Tillyard, Christopher M. Allen
  • Patent number: H640
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a razor blade is disclosed wherein a polymer material is coated onto the blade edge. The polymer material is applied to the blade edge in a coating solution after which the blade is passed through a rapidly changing magnetic field in close proximity to the blade, which induces a current to generate heat for sintering the material to the blade edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Jonathan Nizel
  • Patent number: D309355
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Jill M. Shurtleff