Patents Represented by Law Firm Potthast & Ring
  • Patent number: 5918309
    Abstract: A protective garment of multi-component construction for covering and protecting vital portions of a body of a wearer. The protective garment has a layer of body armor material which has at least one of ballistic resistant and puncture resistant capabilities. Additionally, the protective garment includes a flexible sheet formed of a plurality of resilient honeycomb cellular structures which are constructed of thermoplastic polyurethane. The flexible sheet of thermoplastic polyurethane honeycomb structures is positioned to overlie the layer of body armor material and to face outwardly from the body of the wearer. The layer of body armor material is positioned between the flexible sheet of resilient honeycomb cellular structures and the body of the wearer upon which the protective garment is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Second Chance Body Armor, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Bachner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5840128
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing an obstruction within a pressurized fluid service pipeline which includes a flexible rod; a module for connecting to the service pipeline in which the module defines a channel and a first opening in which the first opening communicates with and between the service pipeline and the channel and permits the channel to receive the pressurized fluid from the pipeline in which the module defines a second opening which communicates with and between the channel and an outside of the module; and a flexible seal in which the seal defines an opening and in which the seal is positioned to abut the module and align the opening of the seal with the second opening for receiving the insertion of the flexible rod through the opening of the seal to engage the obstruction in the pipeline, in which at least a portion of the flexible seal engages the flexible rod inhibiting the pressurized fluid in the channel from moving along the flexible rod to the outside of the module, and in which at least a portio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Inventor: Michael A. Imig
  • Patent number: 5829898
    Abstract: A printing assembly (10) having a printer (30) and a single sheet transport mechanism (22) for automatically transporting discrete sheets seriatim from within a tray held in a tray receptacle (32) to the printer and a discrete sheet load enhancement apparatus with a holder (24) of an auxiliary supply of printable stock (18), a removable open tray (20) with a feed opening (40) accessible for receipt of discrete sheets (14) of printable stock fed within the feed opening while releasably mounted within the tray receptacle and a continuous discrete sheet feeder and producer (16) for automatically feeding the sheets (14) seriatim from the separate supply of printable stock (18) through the feed opening (40) into the removable open tray (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Dynetics Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery L. Hill, Gregory S. Hill
  • Patent number: 5825109
    Abstract: In an oil cooled alternator (10) having a plurality of commonly connected, relatively inflexible stator coils (14) with distal ends (16) for providing electrical output power from the alternator (10), the improvement being a terminal assembly (18) for making electrical connection with each of said distal ends (16) which flexible conductor (20) with a pair of ends (22) on opposite sides of an elongate body having a flexibility substantially greater than that of coils (14) and a connector (24) with a first relatively rigid portion adapted for attachment to distal end (16) of coil (14) and second portion (28) adapted for fixed electrical connection with one of pair of ends (22) of flexible conductor (20) and relatively rigid post assembly (30) having elongate body portion (32) extending between two ends (34) and having assembly 36 carried at one of said two ends (34) for electrical connection with the other of the pair of ends (22) of flexible conductor (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Calumet Armature & Electric Co.
    Inventor: Allen L. Jeske
  • Patent number: 5820281
    Abstract: A single sheet printer (21) is adapted to receive continuous carrier forms for printing by a burster module (16) for separating continuous printable stock (24) into separate bursted sheets which are fed to the printer transport mechanism (12) in lieu of the single sheet storage module (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Dynetics Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery L. Hill, Gregory S. Hill
  • Patent number: 5814752
    Abstract: A musical instrument amplifier system (FIGS. 1 and 2) with a frequency selective crossover circuit (10) using passive band pass filters (36, 44) to separate the amplified signals from the power amplifier (14) of an amplifier system (12) into low frequency signals on an output connector (42) for a specially adapted bass audio speaker (38) while the higher frequency signals are applied to another speaker (46). The crossover circuit (10) is selectively connected with the normal speaker output (24) in lieu of the speaker (38) to add frequency crossover capability to any amplifier system. In another musical instrument amplifying system (88), the crossover circuit (FIG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Inventor: Paul E. Rivera
  • Patent number: 5797140
    Abstract: A ballistic resistant garment carrying assembly having a foldable ballistic panel movable from a nondeployed position from a pouch to a deployed position in which the panel extends from the pouch. The pouch being mountable to the body of a wearer. The foldable ballistic resistant panel is suspendable from a wearer's neck when in a deployed position. A ballistic resistant gun holster adjustably mounted onto the ballistic resistant panel. A holder for adjustably securing a gun handle to a ballistic resistant panel. An authority identification sign carried on the ballistic resistant panel. An ammunition pouch mounted onto the ballistic panel. A ballistic resistant crotch pad moveable from a mounted overlying position with another ballistic resistant panel that is secured to a mid-section of a person's body to an extended position below the ballistic resistant panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Assignee: Second Chance Body Armor, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Clinton Davis, Gail Marie St. Amour
  • Patent number: 5763850
    Abstract: An improved welding process in which two metallic pieces are each composed of weld compatible parent metal, one metallic piece has one surface and the other metallic piece has another surface each having prominences positioned thereon and an oxide of parent metal disposed on the overlying surfaces and prominences including the steps of applying a force along longitudinal axis of metallic pieces to position the prominences to abut; applying a force transverse to the longitudinal axis of one metallic piece providing relative movement in first and second directions transverse to the longitudinal axes, causing displacement to the cross sections of the metallic pieces, moving one surface transverse relative to other surface and the longitudinal axis; and causing an electrical current to pass through metallic pieces elevating temperatures with electric resistance heating for thermal-fusion welding by the relative movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Inventor: Robert C. Hardt
  • Patent number: 5695151
    Abstract: A printing press assembly (10) with a powered paper roll loader (22) having a triangular frame made of a pair of spaced upright triangular frame sections (28) supporting a pair of load chains (36A, 36B) to raise and lower a pair of load hooks (32) and associated eject hooks (34) that support opposite ends of a core axle (16) of a paper roll (18). The load chains are powered by an electric motor (54) and gear box (48) driving a pair of sprocket pulleys (38A, 38B) interconnected by a tie shaft (33) to insure movement in unison. The control from the motor (54) has a pair of "dead man" switches for optimal safety during operation, while the frame (28) is located beneath paper feed rollers (14) to reduce floor space utilization. The eject hook (34) is used to move the paper roll (18) from the operative position to underlying support by the load hook (32) to lower the paper roll (18) to the ground (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: Goss Graphic Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Schwandt, Mary Beth Fawcett, Bob LaBarre, Karen Klein
  • Patent number: 5636916
    Abstract: This invention provides an improved boat lighting system which includes a mounting bracket secured to the boat to position a portion of the bracket closer to one of the port and starboard side of the boat and to position the portion at an elevation above the hull and have a light emitting element secured to the portion and positioned on the bracket to illuminate in the direction of the bow and ahead of the bow and having a directional light emitting element secured to the bracket which is one of a starboard green and port red color and energizing only one of said light emitting element and said directional light emitting element at a time. This invention provides an improved motorboat lighting system in which the motorboat has a transmission which includes a light emitting warning element secured to the motorboat and an apparatus for automatically energizing the light emitting warning element in response to a transmission position of the motorboat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Inventor: Stanley Sokolowski
  • Patent number: 5622110
    Abstract: A printing press (10) with a dampener roller (16) and a spray bar assembly (12) for spraying dampening liquid (20) onto the dampener roller is provided with a dampening liquid spray control apparatus (15) including a control member (18) with a diagonal blocking section (40) for blocking dampening liquid (20) from impinging upon selected locations on the dampener roller (16) when there is a relatively narrow web running in the press and a transverse deflecting section (42) for deflecting dampening liquid (20) onto the dispenser roller at preselected locations adjacent the end of the dampener roller (16A) when a relatively wider web is running in the press to reduce scumming and an adjustable mounting apparatus (24, 26, 28, 30, 31, 34 and 37) to mount the control member (18) in different positions to achieve different dampening results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Goss Graphic Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Orzechowski, Thaddeus A. Niemiro
  • Patent number: 5611533
    Abstract: An improved gripping sleeve for enhancing a hand grip of a shank portion of an object, which provides a tube member having interior and exterior wall surfaces in which the interior wall surface is for engaging the shank portion of the object and an abrasive surface disposed on the interior wall surface of said tube member; including a method for gripping a shank portion of an object having the steps of providing a gripping sleeve (10) comprising a tube member having interior and exterior wall surfaces and having an abrasive surface disposed on said interior wall surface, engaging the interior wall surface of said tube member to the shank portion of the object and gripping the exterior wall surface (20) of the tube member to exert a force (F) onto the shank portion of the object through the interior wall surface of the tube member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Inventor: John P. Williams
  • Patent number: 5607065
    Abstract: A shelving storage unit (10) for supporting at least one of recorded-media and boxes (12) or the like containing recorded-media having a width (W) of greater dimension than thickness (T) of opposing side edges (14) and opposing ends (16) having an axis (18) extending through opposing side edges (14) which includes base (20) and frame member (22) supported by and extending upwardly from base (20) in which first support assembly (24) is secured to frame member (22) adapted for supporting first box (26) and second support assembly (28) secured to frame member (22) adapted to support second box (30), in which first and second support assemblies (24,28) are positioned at substantially the same elevation above base (20), to align opposing side edges (14) of first box (26) in substantial parallel relationship to opposing side edges (14) of second box (30) and to align at least a portion of end (16) of first box (26) with end (16) of second box (30) and member (32) supported by base (20) and interposed and spaced apa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Inventor: Michael L. Todd
  • Patent number: 5581903
    Abstract: An improved regenerative gas drying system (30) having an adsorbing chamber (36) and a regenerating chamber (46) with both chambers containing desiccant (38) in which the adsorbing chamber (36) receives wet gas (31) for adsorption of moisture by the desiccant (38) contained therein to create a drier gas (40) and in which a portion of the drier gas (40) exits the adsorbing chamber (36) and is directed and carried to the regenerating chamber (46) to dry the desiccant (38) contained within the regenerating chamber (46).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Inventor: Leon A. Botich
  • Patent number: 5541395
    Abstract: An embossed card package production system (10) with a printer (48) supplied with a plurality of interconnected card carrier forms (26) for receipt of corresponding cards (30) inserted into the carriers at a card inserting apparatus (24) to form card packages, a form bursting apparatus (36) having a cutting member (240) with a cutting portion tautly extending between and partially wrapped about a pair of rotary members (242) and (244), a drive motor (248) interconnected with a chain linkage (250) for moving the cutting member (240) across preweakened lines (252) through and across end ones (26A) of the interconnected card carrier forms (26) to separate individual card carrier forms (26A) from the interconnected card carrier forms, a code sensor (38) mounted to an elongate sliding bar (290) for reading machine readable indicia (231) printed on the body of the carrier form (26) in back and forth directions opposite directions across the end ones (26A) of the interconnected carrier forms (26) as the forms are se
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Dynetics Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery L. Hill, Gregory S. Hill, Gary Zuck, Fred J. Kassabian
  • Patent number: 5539927
    Abstract: A unitary hockey garment (10) having an outerwear pair of shorts (12) for wearing about a lower trunk area of a wearer having at least one leg portion (14) for wearing about at least an upper portion of a wearer's leg. The leg portion (14) defines an opening (16) wherein the leg of the wearer projects with at least one outerwear legging member (18) adapted to be worn snugly about the leg of the wearer. The legging member (18) being tighter fitting than the fit of the pair of shorts (12) about the lower trunk area of the wearer and is substantially tubular in construction and defines another opening (20) to permit the leg of the wearer to project through. Securement of the legging member (18) to the outerwear pair of shorts (12) is positioned within the leg portion (14) of the outerwear pair of shorts (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Inventor: John Holubec
  • Patent number: 5531647
    Abstract: A bowling ball (10) with a weight block assembly including a weight core (28), an annular weight block (22) surrounding the weight core (28) and a top weight block member (23) spaced, at least partly, from the annular weight block (22). In one embodiment (FIGS. 1, 1A) the top weight block (19) extends inwardly toward the center (16) and penetrates the weight core (28). In another embodiment (FIGS. 2 , 2A) the top weight block member (21) is spaced to the side of the annular weight block (20), while in the preferred embodiment, (FIGS. 3, 3A) the top weight block member (23) is aligned with the annular weight block member (22) and is located intermediate the annular weight block member (22) and the spherical surface (14) of the ball (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Inventor: George Zelinski
  • Patent number: 5509886
    Abstract: A card package production system (20) for producing card packages (22) with cards (26) mounted to bifold carrier forms (24) with a pair of parallel, spaced, preweakened fold lines (33) and (34) dividing the body (32) of the carrier forms into leading end (35), middle (36) and lagging end (37) sections, a card carrier form folding apparatus (30) having a stop member (46) located extending downwardly into a blocking position along a folding path (44), a plurality of rollers (38)(39) and (40) for moving the carrier forms (24) along the folding path (44) and into the stop member (46) to buckle the leading end (35) and middle section (36) away from the folding path (44), a pushing member (56) driven by an electric motor (57) engaging the lagging end section (37) to push the carrier form (24) along the folding path (44) to pivotally swing the stop member (46) to a nonblocking position enabling the middle section (36) to fall back against the lagging section (37) folding the carrier (24) along fold lines (33) and (3
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: Dynetics Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory S. Hill, Jeffrey L. Hill, Robert J. Bretl
  • Patent number: D395231
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Riggs & Forsythe Specialty Beverages Limited
    Inventors: Linda S. Jackson, Norbert Marszalek
  • Patent number: D396319
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Inventor: Ellis A. Sutton