Patents Represented by Attorney Powell L. Sprunger
  • Patent number: 5287593
    Abstract: A snow and ice remover having a scraper, and a device for passing a heated fluid along the scraper onto the ice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Inventor: Tamae Sprunger
  • Patent number: 5219435
    Abstract: A trailer hitch comprising, a hitching ball for a vehicle having an annular groove below the ball, a hitching member for a trailer having a pair of spaced openings extending therethrough, an elongated U-bolt for passage through the openings and in the groove to retain the hitching member to the ball, and a device for clamping the U-bolt to the hitching member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Inventor: Powell L. Sprunger
  • Patent number: 5211127
    Abstract: A mobile boat comprising, a hull having a space, a pair of wheels on opposed sides and adjacent an upper portion of the hull for placement of the hull in an inverted configuration for transport, and a hitch for a vehicle adjacent a forward portion of the hull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Inventor: Powell L. Sprunger
  • Patent number: 5210386
    Abstract: A device for making and warming coffee comprising, a first reservoir for holding a liquid, a second reservoir for holding brewed coffee, a microwave heating device for heating the liquid or coffee, a device for selectively pumping the liquid or coffee from the respective reservoir into the microwave oven, a receptacle for holding coffee grounds, a container for holding liquid, and a device for selectively pumping the heated liquid or coffee from the microwave heating device into the receptacle or container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Inventor: Powell L. Sprunger
  • Patent number: 5197658
    Abstract: A container comprising, a sidewall defining a cavity, and a liner secured to the sidewall and being movable in the cavity between different positions in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Inventor: Powell L. Sprunger
  • Patent number: 5189756
    Abstract: A snow and ice remover having a scraper, and a device for passing a heated fluid along the scraper onto the ice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Inventor: Tamae Sprunger
  • Patent number: 5145031
    Abstract: An adjustable ladder comprising, a pair of side supports, a device for retaining the supports in a spaced relationship, a rung, a device for slidably mounting the rungs in the supports, and a device for moving the rung along the supports for adjusting the position of the rung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Inventor: Powell L. Sprunger
  • Patent number: 4972787
    Abstract: A hemmer seamer assembly comprising an apparatus for positioning a chain of stitches for stitching onto fabric having a needle and a throat plate, including a device for positioning the chain of stitches forwardly of the needle, and a device for moving the fabric to the throat plate for sewing the chain onto the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Assignee: Union Special Corporation
    Inventors: Maximilian Adamski, Robert L. Kosrow, Stephen Ruderman
  • Patent number: 4967674
    Abstract: A sewing machine for the controlled sewing on of a tape from a tape supply onto a tubular edge region of an elastic workpiece thus forming a band, which is provided with an additional feed dog in front of the usual feed dog in the region of the needle plate. The additional feed dog is driven by a stepping motor transversely with respect to the workpiece feed direction and is used to guide and align the workpiece. Sensors control the alignment movement of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Assignee: Union Special Corporation
    Inventors: Gunter Rohr, Wolfgang Norz, Horst Pordzik
  • Patent number: 4967741
    Abstract: A retaining device comprising, a reservoir for retaining a liquid, a first elongated conduit, and a second elongated conduit. An upper end of the first and second conduits is connected in fluid communication to the reservoir. Upper ends of the first and second conduits are retained to the reservoir in order to prevent them from inadvertently pulling out from the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Assignee: Hudson Respiratory Care Inc.
    Inventor: Orlando D. Cambio, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4947567
    Abstract: A label tape having self-adhesive labels sticking on a carrier strip, with said labels being separated from each other by cuts running mainly transverse to the longitudinal axis of the label tape and being subdivided each into sections by at least two cutting lines in form of periodic curves running in longitudinal direction to the label tape. The height of the labels is greater than and aliquant to the periodic length of the cutting lines, the form of the cutting lines is chosen such that parts of the cutting lines confine an angle of not more than 90.degree. and the curves of the cutting lines of the label tape are staggered in a longitudinal direction. The height of the label measured in longitudinal direction of the label tape differs from the periodic length of the cutting lines and of a morefold thereof, and the periodic length of the cutting lines is lower than the height of a label. Thus, security against forgery by the invention is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Inventor: Klaus-Dieter Hermann
  • Patent number: 4946451
    Abstract: A liquid drainage system comprising a receptacle having a front wall, a back wall, and a chamber for collection of liquid therein. The system has a housing secured to an upper portion of the receptacle, said housing having a drip chamber, an annular wall in a lower portion of the drip chamber defining a valve seat, with said seat being disposed at an acute angle relative to the horizontal when the receptacle is in an upright position. The system has an anti-reflux valve comprising a sheet of flexible material having an upper portion and a lower portion and extending across said drip chamber such that the sheet is sufficiently large to engage against said seat peripherally around the drip chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventor: James P. Cianci
  • Patent number: 4938208
    Abstract: A sleeve for applying compressive pressures against a patient's limb from a source of pressurized fluid, wherein the sleeve comprises a multi-layered sheath, having a proximal and a distal end. Generally parallel side edges extend between the proximal and distal ends, which side edges, on the proximal half of the sheath, are adjustably wrappable about the patient's limb, once it is inserted in the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventor: John F. Dye
  • Patent number: 4935087
    Abstract: An absorbent dressing comprising, a transparent backing sheet having a relatively high water vapor permeability, a front sheet having a pressure sensitive adhesive on a front surface thereof for facing a wound with the front sheet and adhesive having a plurality of apertures extending therethrough, and an absorbent layer intermediate the front sheet and backing sheet having a plurality of openings in register with the apertures of the front sheet, with the openings of the layer being at least as large as the apertures of the front sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventor: Thomas Gilman
  • Patent number: 4932552
    Abstract: A device for performing a procedure comprising, a first tray, a second tray positioned adjacent a side the first tray, and a flexible splash shield extending from a location adjacent the juncture of the first and second trays and being movable between a first position substantially covering the first tray and a second position substantially covering the second tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventor: Earl Wilson
  • Patent number: 4926856
    Abstract: A feeding system for connecting a humidifier to a reservoir comprising, a first elongated conduit for feeding water from the reservoir to the humidifier, a second elongated conduit alongside the first conduit for passing air from the humidifier to the reservoir, with an upper end of the first and second conduits being connected in fluid communication to the reservoir. The conduits are connected to the humidifier with a lower end of the first and second conduits located inside the humidifier, and with the lower end of the first conduit being located adjacent the lower end of the second conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Assignee: Hudson Oxygen Therapy Sales Company
    Inventors: Orlando D. Cambio, Jr., Earl R. Refsland
  • Patent number: 4922842
    Abstract: A hemmer seamer assembly comprising an apparatus for positioning a chain of stitches for stitching onto fabric having a needle and a throat plate, including a device for positioning the chain of stitches forwardly of the needle, and a device for moving the fabric to the throat plate for sewing the chain onto the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: Union Special Corporation
    Inventors: Maximilian Adamski, Robert L. Kosrow, Stephen Ruderman
  • Patent number: 4922843
    Abstract: A tape feed device for a sewing machine for feeding to a sewing location of the sewing machine at least one tape from a supply having a drive roll for feeding the tape, a feed roll disposed in the path of the tape between the supply and the drive roll, a stepping motor for driving both the drive roll and the feed roll, and a guide for passing tape around at least part of the feed roll which is capable of feeding more tape than the drive roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: Union Special G.m.b.H.
    Inventor: Bohumil Hyca
  • Patent number: 4920787
    Abstract: A resonator in the form of a cylindrical body is immersed in a fluid to be measured and excited by a piezoelectric transducer in the vicinity of its natural frequency. The vibration frequency is stabilized by a feedback loop. In that feedback loop a phase shift is introduced which can be switched between to discrete values. The resulting difference in frequency of oscillation of the resonator is proportional to the damping ratio of the resonator and is, therefore, a measure for the viscosity of the fluid. The natural frequency of the piezoelectric transducer is substantially higher than the natural frequency of the resonator, and the oscillation of the resonator is mechanically isolated from the housing by an inertial mass - spring arrangement with low natural frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Inventors: Jurg Dual, Mahir Sayir, Joseph Goodbread
  • Patent number: 4916936
    Abstract: A device for testing a package having, a device for passing a fluid inside the package, and a device for selectively controlling the rate of pressure increase inside the package by the passing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventor: Earl Wilson