Patents Represented by Law Firm Pearne, Gordon, Sessions, McCoy & Granger
  • Patent number: 4594833
    Abstract: Honeycomb floor panels for use in elevated floors or the like are disclosed. The honeycomb structure provides similar metal strips providing lateral cuts along one edge providing angulated tabs. The angulation of the tabs provides an angulated throat having a width substantially greater than the thickness of the strips so that the strips can be assembled in an interfitting relationship while the strips of the two arrays are angulated with respect to each other. After assembly, the arrays are moved to a substantially perpendicular position, and in such position a tight fitting relationship is achieved to eliminate looseness. Such honeycomb is provided, in accordance with one embodiment, with upper and lower metal sheets which are welded or otherwise fastened to the honeycomb itself. In such embodiment, an additional upper surface sheet is provided to prevent denting and to distribute concentrated loads to prevent crushing of the honeycomb. Sound deadening is provided between the two upper sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Assignee: Donn Incorporated
    Inventor: David F. Mieyal
  • Patent number: 4595254
    Abstract: A collimator for use with an optical fibre includes a holder for the fibre, the holder having a V-shaped recess at the bottom of which the fibre is held in place. The collimator also includes an optical member able to transform a light beam from the fibre into a parallel beam, the optical member being fixed with respect to the holder. The holder and the optical member are precisely positioned with respect to one another in order to minimize, at a given distance from the optical member, the cross-section of a beam from the fibre which has been transformed by the optical member. The collimator also has a support which can be fitted into the recess so that holder can be adapted to the support, so that it can control the direction of the beam from the fibre which has been transformed by the optical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Inventor: Alain Gentric
  • Patent number: 4595037
    Abstract: A split tank closure and diaphragm assembly for a hydropneumatic filament wound pressure vessel is disclosed. The assembly includes first and second cup shaped plastic tank liners having oblate ellipsoidal end portions and cylindrical sidewall portions terminating in cylindrical open mouth portions. A ring is provided for joining and sealing the open mouth portions together to form a sealed container and to mount a diaphragm within the tank to divide the interior of the tank into variable volume chambers. The ring has a cylindrical outer surface corresponding to the outside diameter of the cylindrical sidewall portions of the liners. The liners form a dovetail joint with the ring and respectively trap an O-ring and a bulbous portion of the diaphragm between recessed portions of the liner and a surface of the ring to seal the interior of the tank. The assembly is wound with a resin impregnated continuous roving to reinforce the tank and resist internal pressures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Assignee: Essef Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward T. LeBreton, Arthur M. Kepler, Clyde W. Groves
  • Patent number: 4593802
    Abstract: A friction facing material comprising a fluorocarbon resin binder containing elemental carbon is disclosed for use in torque-transmitting applications in the presence of a transmission fluid or oil. The friction facing material is characterized by a stable dynamic coefficient of friction. A method of making the friction facing material and incorporating it into torque-transmitting apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1986
    Assignee: The S. K. Wellman Company
    Inventor: Donald M. Danko, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4591110
    Abstract: A storage and dereeling apparatus is provided for storing and dispensing magnet wire or other reeled material. The storing and dereeling apparatus includes a container member in which a reel of magnet wire is placed with the axis thereof vertically disposed; and the apparatus includes a cover member. The cover member is automatically indexed to either of two rotational positions; and the cover member is releasably latched in a storage and transporting position wherein the cover member is adjacent to the spool of wire, to a preferred dereeling position wherein a space is provided intermediate of the reel of wire and the cover member to allow dereeling of the wire, and to an alternate dereeling position wherein the space between the reel of wire and the cover member is somewhat larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Assignee: Mossberg Industries
    Inventors: Harold L. Wirts, Horace B. Corner
  • Patent number: 4591731
    Abstract: The circuit for controlling the stopping of equipment comprises a switch with two contacts and with a pushbutton able to bring about the switching of the contacts into an open position and a closed position. The circuit comprises a supplementary member which functions like the pushbutton and is controlled by a relay in series with one of the contacts of the switch, this relay being responsive to a remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Inventor: Jose Garcia
  • Patent number: 4591822
    Abstract: A detector thermostat for fire detection systems is disclosed. Such detector thermostat includes a bimetal snap disc thermostat having a metallic disc cup which supports the snap disc. A heat collector is mounted on the disc cup in good heat transfer relationship therewith. The collector provides a flange formed with concentric circular convolutions and a circular array of projections cut from the material of the flange and extending substantially perpendicular to the flange. The projections are positioned around the disc cup and provide improved sensitivity to the flow of hot air and gases in a direction parallel to the plane of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Assignee: Therm-O-Disc, Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas P. Versaw, Theo de Geest
  • Patent number: 4591098
    Abstract: Apparatus in the form of a shower head to aerate water is disclosed. An uninterrupted and uniform spray pattern is achieved by utilizing a terminating wall for the coaxial aperture of the nozzle and an end wall for the nozzle downstream of the terminating wall. The terminating wall is separated from the end wall by an annular moat and is radially inboard and upstream from the end wall so that it is physically protected against damage, especially at the annular intersection between the coaxial aperture and the end wall. This annular intersection is made a very sharp angle, chamfered no more than 0.003 inch, to achieve this uniform spray pattern, yet the end wall downstream thereof protects it against physical damage to maintain this uniform spray pattern and to protect the user of the shower head against injury from cuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Inventor: Ralph G. Ridenour
  • Patent number: 4590883
    Abstract: A flag and flag mounting, the flag being formed from a strong durable material and mounted on a supporting rod clipped into a handle, the flag being retained between the handle and a knob on the rod. The handle can be inserted into a mounting block adapted to be retained between the window glass and upper frame of a vehicle door, or be attached to a mounting suction cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Assignee: Steed Signs Pty. Limited
    Inventors: Ivan V. Steed, Jeffrey I. Gill
  • Patent number: 4589161
    Abstract: A rotary brush vacuum sweeper having a directly coupled disc brush and turbine wheel. The disc brush floats axially within the sweeper housing to control brush force and is in telescopic relation with rearward motor components to promote favorable air flow characteristics. Hollow space between the disc brush and turbine wheel is continuously purged of dirt and debris by ambient air passing through an associated internal circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1986
    Assignee: The Scott & Fetzer Company
    Inventors: Werner W. Kochte, Susan K. Nimon
  • Patent number: 4589457
    Abstract: A wedge structure for log splitters is disclosed which provides a relatively thin, elongated knife at the forward end. Extending back from the knife is a first spreader providing side walls which diverge at a substantial angle. Extending rearwardly from the first spreader is a second spreader, again providing walls which diverge at a relatively large angle which is substantially greater than the angle of divergence of the first spreader. The two spreaders have a height less than the height of the knife. Secured to the upper edge of the two spreaders is a triangle-shaped plate providing diverging edges which extend laterally beyond the side edges of the spreaders to resist lifting of a log being split. The plate also ties together the upper sides of the two spreaders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1986
    Inventors: Phillip M. Schmidt, Kenneth P. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 4588181
    Abstract: A double-feed prevention device in paper feeding apparatus is provided with a paper feeding roller and a frictional member carried on a paper separating plate mounted on an end of a spring-biased swingable lever. Paper sheets are separated one by one at a gap having a predetermined dimension between the paper feeding roller and the frictional member. A part of the swingable lever is always engaged by a locking member so as to prevent separation of said frictional member from said paper feeding roller by wear off in a surface of said paper feeding roller. The double-feed prevention device according to the present invention is further provided with releasing means for disengaging between the locking member and the swingable lever to remove jammed paper from the gap as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: Duplo Seizo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kei Sakata, Kazunori Tanaka, Kazunori Aiuchi
  • Patent number: 4588886
    Abstract: A fiber optics condition sensor and a method of producing such a device is disclosed. A bundle of optical fibers provides a planar termination on one end and is bifurcated to provide one group adapted to be connected to a light source and another group adapted to be connected to a detector. A shallow, curved, thin metallic diaphragm provides a central portion movable toward and away from the termination in response to the condition being sensed in order to vary the light reflected to the detector and therefore produce a detector output signal which is a function of the changes in conditions being sensed. The diaphragm may be formed of bimetal for sensing temperature conditions, or of a homogeneous metal to sense pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: Thermo-O-Disc Incorporated
    Inventor: Harold F. Snider
  • Patent number: 4587273
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a flame-retardant polyurethane foam which comprises the steps of:mixing a polyether polyol, an organic polyisocyanate, water, a surfactant, a catalyst containing a metal and a tertiary amine catalyst to form a mixture; and reacting the mixture to form a polyurethane foam,the improvement wherein 1 to 15 parts by weight of a triarylphosphate and 1 to 15 parts by weight of a complex salt consisting of a sintered mixture comprising silico-zirconate and antimony oxide are added to said mixture based on 100 parts by weight of said polyether polyol, respectively.The method for manufacturing a flame-retardant polyurethane foam of this invention generates no poisonous gas at manufacturing process and the resultant polyurethane foam has excellent flame retardant characteristics and causes no corrosion of a surface material thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: Ikeda Bussan Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Shimomura
  • Patent number: 4586364
    Abstract: A transfer system for forging machines or the like is disclosed in which a transfer assembly is cantilever-mounted on a powered support for easy removal and replacement, e.g., to provide access to the forging machine dies. Mounting means including mating surfaces on the support and the transfer assembly, which, when engaged, position the transfer assembly with respect to the support. Such surfaces are contained in at least three mutually perpendicular planes. A wedge operated by a piston and cylinder actuator operates in one position to lock the transfer assembly on the support and, when retracted, permits removal of the transfer assembly by vertical movement. The mounting means is arranged to provide locating surfaces and cam surfaces which assist the operator in guiding the transfer assembly to its mounted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: The National Machinery Company
    Inventor: James R. Berger
  • Patent number: 4585255
    Abstract: A tube coupling with only a body and a threaded member is disclosed, the threaded member usually being a nut to overlie an outer sleeve and an inner sleeve unitary with the body. These two sleeves define therebetween an annular groove to receive the end of the tube. The method of tightening the nut onto the body provides that a generally conical cam surface on the nut interacts with a shallower taper conical cam follower surface on the outer sleeve to force this cam follower surface radially inwardly and longitudinally inwardly forming annular radially inward bulges on the outer and inner sleeves and on the tube trapped therebetween. This interlocks the tube with the coupling, and provides a fluid seal at three different places, the inner wall of the tube, the outer wall of the tube, and the end of the tube at the bottom of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Assignee: Universal Enterprises Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph G. Ridenour
  • Patent number: 4585421
    Abstract: A method of making a bimetal electrode for spark plugs on a single progressive header starts with a cylindrical bimetal blank having a diameter substantially equal to that of the finished electrode, with a core of high temperature-resistant metal and an outer layer of highly thermally conductive material, with the outer layer comprising substantially one-third of the material of the blank. In progressive operations, the blank is coned and then headed to a diameter so that the core at the headed portion has a diameter greater than that of the blank. A shearing operation then shears the outer portion of the headed portion and the thermally conductive material away to leave an end for the firing tip having a diameter equal to that of the rest of the blank but consisting essentially of the temperature-resistant core material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Assignee: The National Machinery Company
    Inventor: George T. Payne
  • Patent number: 4585211
    Abstract: An agricultural tyne assembly is disclosed which uses a series of linkages to transfer loading from the tyne as deflection of the tyne occurs upon striking an obstacle during tilling. There is also disclosed means to adjust the spring loading on an agricultural tyne.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Assignee: Collison & Co.
    Inventor: Alan Griffin
  • Patent number: 4584744
    Abstract: An assembly machine is disclosed in which a slug of one metal is inserted and staked in a cup formed of another metal. During the staking operation, the shape of the slug and the cup is altered by forming loads thereon. Cups are fed to an assembly position through a plurality of feed chutes which supply the cups to a shuttle. The shuttle operates to alternately receive cups from one feed chute and then the other and to position such cups at an assembly position. A cutter cuts slugs from wire stock and delivers the slugs to the assembly position, where the slugs are inserted in the cups and staked in place. The shuttle operates at a cyclic speed equal to one-half the cyclic speed of the cutter so that the total output of the apparatus is substantially higher than the cyclic operating speed of the shuttle. A combined stock gauge and staking tool is carried by the cutter and the cutter forcibly removes the assembled cup and slug from the assembly position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Assignee: National Machinery Co.
    Inventor: Allan D. Haines
  • Patent number: 4583863
    Abstract: A household ice-cream machine has an annular container in which a blade driven by a geared motor is rotatable, the container being releasably supported within an annular vessel so as to define an interspace containing a measured quantity of a liquid with a low freezing point.The cooling system of the ice-cream machine includes an evaporator coil disposed in favorable heat-exchange relationship with the liquid in the said interspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1986
    Assignee: Brevetti Gaggia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Pandolfi