Patents Represented by Attorney Owen J. Meegan
  • Patent number: 4777722
    Abstract: A safety razor assembly is provided having a removable cap slideably received in interfitting engagement with the razor head. The cap is provided with a shaving aid member having a skin contacting surface disposed adjacent, and extending along the forward edge thereof, and a cover wall. In the shaving mode, the cap is positioned on the shaving head with the cover wall below the head and the skin contacting surface disposed adjacent the blade edges in a preferred shaving geometry. The cap may be removed and positioned on the shaving head in the inverted position, with the cover wall disposed over the blade edges for protection of the blades, or adjacent items, during non-use of the safety razor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Robert A. Trotta
  • Patent number: 4775121
    Abstract: A plastic clamp is provided for attaching cables or wires to a wall. A support member and a retaining arm of substantially rigid material are co-extruded with, and connected by, a flexible hinge member at one end of said support member and arm. A plurality of fingers extend inwardly from said support member, toward said retaining arm, each forming a shelf surface for supporting a cable or the like, and the opposite end of said support member are detachably secured by a male connector on said arm having a plurality of flange surfaces disposed for interfitting engagement with a correspondingly shpaed female slotted opening in said support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1988
    Inventor: James F. Carty
  • Patent number: 4773284
    Abstract: Apparatus for constructing a press knife for cutting out sheet material such as leather, wherein machine instructions are generated containing data relating to a desired configuration of the press knife for cutting out a particular profile, the machine instructions are supplied to a bending device (36, 38, 40) and to a strip material feed device (62), the feed device supplies the strip material to the bending device so the bends are introduced into the strip material in accordance with the machine instructions, the formed strip material then being cut off from the stock and assembled and fixed to form the desired knife configuration, preferably being fixed around a support plate which is produced by a forming device (30) fed with machine instructions derived from the same source (12)as those controlling the bending and feeding devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: Busm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John R. Archer, Peter F. Ross
  • Patent number: 4744120
    Abstract: A combined heel end assembling, backpart moulding and heel seat lasting machine comprises a shoe support for supporting a shoe bottom uppermost. For gripping and tensioning the shoe upper on its last prior to the combined operation taking place, two grippers are provided with each of which is associated a reaction lever/presser member, the latter serving to hold the last in position while the grippers tension the upper heightwise. Thereafter, the grippers are moved lengthwise of the shoe to tension the upper about the heel end of the last. The machine also comprises a heel band for backpart moulding and wipers for lasting the heel seat region of the shoe, adhesive applying means being provided for applying adhesive in the heel seat prior to lasting. A plurality of positional adjustments within the shoe support is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1988
    Assignee: British United Shoe Machinery Limited
    Inventors: Marinus E. Schuurmans, Frank Bramley, Kingsley J. Tutt
  • Patent number: 4734150
    Abstract: The present invention relates to machines which deposit powder in a selected configuration, fuse the powder into a laminate and adhere the fused laminate to a shoe substrate to reinforce the substrate, and more particularly, to instrumentalities to assist the machine operator to properly locate the shoe substrate on the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Assignee: DVSG Patentverwaltungs GmbH
    Inventors: Albert I. Morse, Douglas H. Crowell
  • Patent number: 4732645
    Abstract: A machine is disclosed for depositing powder in a selected configuration, fusing the deposited powder into a laminate and pressing the fused laminate against a shoe substrate to adhere the fused laminate to the shoe substrate. A shoe substrate to which a fused laminate is to be adhered, supported on a surface and a guide assists an operator in the accurate placement of the shoe substrate on the surface. The guide has a pair of locating surfaces which can be conjointly, horizontally displaced in a first direction toward or away from each other, and independently adjusted horizontally in a direction perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1988
    Assignee: DVSG Patentverwaltungs G.m.b.H.
    Inventor: Andrew J. Gilbride
  • Patent number: 4548989
    Abstract: The specification describes and claims substantially odorless compositions having a pot life after mixing acceptable for use in manufacture and repair of aircraft and which cure at room temperature to provide a mass of heat and aircraft fuel resistant elastomeric material. The compositions comprise components which are at least substantially free of thiol and comprise a fluorocarbon copolymer, organic solvent, metallic oxide, epoxy compound and as crosslinking agent a diamino silane according to the general formula (i) namely ##STR1## Examples disclose compositions formed from admixture of two components comprising Viton A, methyl ethyl ketone, magnesium oxide, Epikote 828 and N-beta(aminoethyl) gamma-aminopropyl-trimethoxysilane. The compositions are suitable for forming coatings, adhesive bonds and seals, to metal parts of titanium and aluminum alloys which have resistance to aviation fuels and high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher M. Allen, Ian R. Hincklieff
  • Patent number: 4356719
    Abstract: A mandrel jaw and a process for forming it from a strip of steel including the steps of forming a shape, bending portions of the shape and then stamping the bent body into the configuration of the jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1982
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventors: Clarke R. Sutherland, Frederick A. Skinner
  • Patent number: 4320339
    Abstract: A station for testing electrical components is provided with spaced pairs of cooperative lead-engageable contacts, these pairs being yieldingly openable to arrest a lead arriving therebetween for the test. At least one contact of each pair has an abrading edge which may be shaped to penetrate transversely any wire oxidation of the lead to obtain accurate electrical measurement though requiring only low contact force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventor: Stanley R. Vancelette
  • Patent number: 4293999
    Abstract: Endwise insertion of leads projecting generally radially, or substantially in parallel, from one side of each of a plurality of interconnected electrical components is effected in rapid reliable succession. The components are sequentially fed into the head of a machine by a tape indexing mechanism. There, when aligned with a reciprocable inserter, the leads of each component after being cut to predetermined length are separated from the tape by spaced members acting transversely on the progressively guided tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1981
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel W. Woodman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4292727
    Abstract: A cut-clinch mechanism with a movable knife that is arranged to be slidably attached to a piston rod so that when the cutting edge of the knife engages a lead-in wire, a sensor will be contacted to indicate the lead-in wire is in a proper position for cutting and clinching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1981
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventor: Richard B. Maxner
  • Patent number: 4288914
    Abstract: A cut-clinch mechanism of compact structure operates on variably spaced leads of components after their insertion to clinch them directionally at an angle selectable between 90.degree. plus or minus 45.degree. to the line connecting the lead-receiving holes of a circuit board. The leads are clinched in parallel for optimum component stability, and their lengths are adjustable by shims. The movable one of each of two pairs of cutting knives pivots about an axis parallel to the board and has a configuration to wipe the cut lead thereagainst while exerting only small force tending to lift the board. For control purposes the presence of the component lead to be clinched is ascertained by the lead completing a circuit between the cooperating knives; and completion of its clinching by means of the movable knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1981
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventor: Stanley R. Vancelette
  • Patent number: 4287807
    Abstract: In a pull-to-set anchoring device for cementatious material in which a nut is disposed upon one end of a stem and a head is formed on the other and a band is disposed on the stem intermediate the head and the nut, the band being arranged to slide into engagement with the cementatious material when the nut is twisted, the improvement including forming a groove on the outer surface of the head and disposing a resilient ring in the groove whereby the band is engaged and expanded to improve the holding characteristics of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1981
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventors: George H. Pacharis, Kunissery P. Sadanandan
  • Patent number: 4285085
    Abstract: A cementing press for attaching outsoles to lasted footwear including a counter support and a heel abutment formed of two interlockable portions, one of which is engagable with a lever attached to a heel support, the heel support being abuttable against the heel of the shoe being cemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1981
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventor: Werner Bergstrasser
  • Patent number: 4273393
    Abstract: A dispensing device for small parts arranged in a compact shape from when the parts can be withdrawn from a single point including a plurality of vertically stacked trays slidably disposed upon banks of spaced flanges which are rotatable about a central axis of the device and reciprocable in a plane parallel to the central axis. The uppermost and lowermost trays in the stack are free to rotate with the flanges and the balance of the trays are restrained from rotation so as to be disengaged from one bank of flanges and received between the planes of another bank of flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1981
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Foley, Mark V. Pierson
  • Patent number: 4266312
    Abstract: Equipment for laminating for a shoe upper and a lining through the use of an interposed adhesive layer including a form having portions of different radius of curvatures and two operating side surfaces including a heater and two pressers which sequentially engage the workpiece and shape it to correspond with the form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1981
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventor: Dennis S. Hall
  • Patent number: 4249692
    Abstract: A more versatile and improved mechanism is provided for internally maintaining can side seams uniformly aligned, for instance as they advance from a forming horn for registration with a molten solder jet or equivalent applicator. In a preferred form an elongated cage-type horn extension comprises circumferentially spaced rods or tubes arranged to progressively deflect successive can bodies thereon radially outwardly from circular to ellipsoidal cross-section. The extension incorporates interchangeable slot formations selectively to accurately guide and accommodate different seam widths. The rods or tubes, when worn from use, may be rotated about their axes to present fresh, unworn surfaces engageable with the can interiors on their side seams. The invention insures uniformity of the soldered side-seam joints and avoids interference with lithography on the can bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1981
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventor: Frederick S. Sillars
  • Patent number: 4249320
    Abstract: A machine for stiffening and forming a selected area of flexible sheet material, for instance an end portion of a shoe upper, comprises work support mechanism including a universal female preformer having work-accommodating dihedral surfaces, an applicator for depositing on a portion of the selected area a predetermined volume of molten resin substantially in proportion to that area, and a presser complemental to the cavity defined by said surfaces and relatively movable into and out of cooperative work-pressing relation with respect to the work support to spread the molten resin and impart appropriate thickness gradient thereto throughout the selected area whereby, upon cooling, it is formed three-dimensionally and stiffened a desired degree in different portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1981
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventor: John G. Hollick
  • Patent number: 4232418
    Abstract: A machine for stiffening and forming a selected area of flexible sheet material, for instance an end portion of a shoe upper, comprises work support mechanism including a universal female preformer having work-accommodating dihedral surfaces, an applicator for depositing on a portion of the selected area a predetermined volume of molten resin substantially in proportion to that area, and a presser complemental to the cavity defined by said surfaces and relatively movable into and out of cooperative work-pressing relation with respect to the work support to spread the molten resin and impart appropriate thickness gradient thereto throughout the selected area whereby, upon cooling, it is formed three-dimensionally and stiffened a desired degree in different portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1980
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventor: John G. Hollick
  • Patent number: 4229888
    Abstract: The invention concerns a fastener suitable for use in attaching a plastic heel to a shoe. The fastener comprises a generally flat head portion and at least three shank portions extending from the head portion. Each shank portion has at least one aperture therein into which melted or softened plastic material of the heel can flow and upon solidification, lock the fastener to the heel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1980
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventor: Francis F. H. Rawson