Patents Represented by Attorney Ralph M. Burton
  • Patent number: 5046740
    Abstract: A substantially T-shaped putter type golf club including a shaft and a generally flat striking face disposed perpendicularly to a longitudinally body portion within which extends a bore that houses a plurality of weighted balls arranged in diametrically abutting relation such that a transfer of kinetic energy from the weighted balls to a golf ball upon impact drives the golf ball in the same direction as the alignment of the weighted balls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Inventor: Roger A. D'Eath
  • Patent number: 4958672
    Abstract: Suspension system for vertical blinds, comprising a track, one side of which is partially open, a non-circular drive rod for adjusting the position of hooks, a number or slides each provided with a sleeve having an internal shape that is adapted to suit the section of the non-circular rod and externally provided with a worm wheel which interacts with a second worm wheel for a suspension hook, in a manner such that the slides are movable along the drive rod and the suspension hooks can be rotated by rotating said drive rod with the aid of a cord placed over a pulley. Means, also operated by a cord pulley with cord, are present for displacing the slides in the longitudinal direction of the track for pushing the blinds to be suspended in and out, respectively. The slides are mutually connected by coupling elements by which the mutual distance of the slide is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Inventor: Pieter N. Meyer
  • Patent number: 4930274
    Abstract: A skylight frame (20) and panel (70) assembly comprises a box-like frame 20 having panel receiving channels (54, 56) for slidably receiving a trough-shaped translucent panel (70) having a downturned flange 74, the frame being receivable in an opening in the roof with a drip molding underlying the roof shingles and overlying the joint line between the frame (20) and roof opening and also covering the exposed joint between the frame (20) and the panel (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Inventors: Peter A. Cummings, Ronald E. Sears
  • Patent number: 4900095
    Abstract: A wheel assembly (10) designed to enable adaptation of various width wheels and various type tires on any one of a variety of miniature vehicles (12) includes an adapter hub (14) for mounting the wheel on an axle (54) of a specific miniature vehicle (12). Adapter hub (14) has standardized wheel mounting elements (18, 20). Each wheel includes a pair of rims (24, 24') arranged back-to-back with each rim having standardized spider portions (30) for mounting to the standardized wheel mounting elements. Circumferential peripheral surfaces 28 exhibit circumferential tire bead (36) receiving grooves between flanges (25, 26). For mounting foam type tires (38) the flanges (25, 26) are provided with spline receiving notches (42) for accepting splines (44) on a foam tire insert (46) adhesively secured within a foam tire (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Inventor: Thomas J. Brubaker
  • Patent number: 4887970
    Abstract: Clamp for connecting together a ground lead and a ground rod comprising a clamp body with a cavity which surrounds the rod, said cavity is a blind cavity which is conical at least over a part of its length. The clamp body further has a solid section in which a separate hole is provided in which a wire is secured by compression, said wire projecting outside the hole by a length such that it is possible to connect this wire to another wire.The compression joint between the piece of wire and the clamp body can now be produced in the factory. At the site it is quite simple to connect the ground lead with the piece of wire compressed in the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Assignee: Aarding Non Ferro Werk B.V.
    Inventor: Gerardus J. H. den Hartog
  • Patent number: 4871436
    Abstract: Suspension bar for an anode or cathode sheet in electrolytic refining of metals, the core of the suspension bar consisting of a material which exhibits a high resistance to bending and a high mechanical resistance, and being surrounded by a sheath of a material with good electrical conducting properties, such as copper. The core material is a material with good electrical conduction properties, such as copper, near at least one of the ends of the suspension bar, preferably near both ends, over a length of a least 3 cm and at most 5 cm, the sheath being continuous to the end of said core part.Method for manufacturing such a suspension bar in which a sheath of copper is drawn over a core of steel, starting from copper tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Inventor: Gerardus H. J. den Hartog
  • Patent number: 4856237
    Abstract: A multifunction roof edger having an inclined mounting portion for mounting and extending inwardly from a roof edge between roof sheathing and shingles to function as a mounting member, as flashing and as a shingle starter; a vertical mounting portion for mounting between an associated eavestrough and a fascia board to function as a mounting member and as flashing; and an overhang portion extending outwardly from a roof edge to function as a drip edge and as a shingle aligning guide. Also provided is an eavestrough screening member that is maintained in position by connectors attached thereto and to an attachment flange depending from the overhang portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Inventor: Frank T. Wigle
  • Patent number: 4857367
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for spray-coating the marginal area of a surface includes an air nozzle movable with the spray head for directing an air curtain against the surface spaced from the edge to limit coating spray from the head to a determined marginal area and vacuum means disposed adjacent the edge of the surface and movable with the air nozzle means for withdrawing airborne coating particles from the spray area at the side opposite the air curtain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Inventors: Brent A. Thorn, William Hill
  • Patent number: 4854014
    Abstract: The fastener disclosed by the invention comprises a filament, a head provided to one end of the filament, and a socket provided to the other end of the filament, these parts being integrally formed of synthetic resin, the head having a groove extending in the direction of its axis and a rib formed in the groove, the head also having a skirt on the head around the groove and flaring away from the front end of the head, the skirt being interrupted at one part by the groove, the socket having an insertion hole in which an annular flange is provided for engagement with the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Assignee: Toska Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Ueno
  • Patent number: 4846251
    Abstract: In an apparatus for the transportation of horizontally split, boxless sand casting molds (1) for foundry purposes, from a molding station via a casting station to the knocking-out point by means of a series of transport plates (5, 50) which are guided one against the other along a track and whose length in each case, in the direction of transport, is equal to or only slightly larger than the corresponding length of the casting mold placed on top in each case, each transport plate (5, 50) has, at least at one of its ends, preferably the end facing away from the molding station, a face strip (6) arranged substantially vertical to it and directed upward, which prevents an offset between transport plate and casting mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Inventor: Michael Achinger
  • Patent number: 4844300
    Abstract: Movable beer faucet of the type which is adapted to be used independent of electric power supply, comprising an insulating jacket into which a container filled with beer can be placed, a detachable beer tap with a connection for a carbon dioxide container and a faucet tap. The insulating jacket is open at the bottom, the bottom fitting on a base of insulating material onto which the beer-filled container is to be placed, the top being closed, except for a bung-hole for the beer tap. A separate tapping table is present, provided with a bore for fitting a tapping column and which a collecting cavity over which a perforated tapping plate is placed in the tap surface. Preferably the tapping table is provided with one or two other cavities for a washing basin and/or a rinsing basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Inventors: Johan H. Simons, Peter W. M. A. Simons, Martin H. G. M. Simons
  • Patent number: 4829630
    Abstract: A window slider for guiding a vehicle window in a guide channel having spaced, side and base walls comprises a one-piece molded plastic part having stiffly resilient projections integral with the part and extending laterally in two directions to bear against the side and base walls to prevent rattling of the slider in two directions in the channel. Several embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Assignee: Consolidated Industrial Corporation
    Inventors: Claire Church, Ronald D. Clarke
  • Patent number: 4830558
    Abstract: Described is an adhesively securable fastener comprising a body having an opening; an adhesive positioned within said body and registering with the opening of the chamber, a plunger means for applying pressure to said adhesive such as against an anvil means thereby adhesively securing the fastener to a substrate. Also described is a method for securing a substrate using the fastener described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Assignee: Theodore J. Sweeney & Co.
    Inventor: Theodore J. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 4801259
    Abstract: Device for producting conical cases from strips of dough, wound on a carrier, with a first supply ascending under belt for these strips, a second supply belt, the end of the first belt, and winding units each movable at a right angle to said second belt, and each with a detachable carrier on a rotary core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1989
    Assignee: Houdstermaatschappij De Goede B.V.
    Inventors: Rudolf J. G. A. van der Hoorn, Henrikus P. M. Clerx
  • Patent number: 4784422
    Abstract: A gripper and wrist joint assembly for a robotic arm. The gripper comprises a pair of identical jams connected by a pivot and including V-sections for holding large objects and end-mounted pivotal tips for holding small and flat sided objects. The jaws are opened and closed by rotation of a screw-threaded rod having screw threaded connections with the jaws, the axis of the rod being fixed and the pivot pins being guided with linear displacement during adjustment of jaws so that they are maintained central within the gripper housing. The wrist includes a pair of spiroid level gears driven by respective spiroid pinions and each meshing with an output bevel gear carried on a shaft equipped with an adjustment nut for engaging the bevel gears into firm engagement and enabling backlash to be eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Assignee: Universal Machine Intelligence Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Jones, Brian R. Duke
  • Patent number: D258488
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1981
    Assignee: Kent-Moore Corporation
    Inventor: Peter M. Juziuk
  • Patent number: RE33075
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting leaks in a test chamber utilizing pressurization of the chamber with a gas, compares the rate of change of the gas pressure in the test chamber with the rate of change of the temperature of that chamber with the difference in such rates of change being read as a function of test chamber leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Assignee: Testrite, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert E. Holm, Grant A. Holm
  • Patent number: D305779
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Inventor: Frederick G. Schriever
  • Patent number: D307599
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Assignee: Stahls' Inc.
    Inventor: Ted A. Stahl
  • Patent number: RE33720
    Abstract: A skylight assembly for a sloping roof is mounted so that the upper end may be tucked beneath the roof covering so that rain water will drain onto an outer skylight panel; the panel is concave and its lower end extends over the roof covering so that rain water will drain from the panel onto such covering; within and beneath the skylight there is an inner skylight panel mounted for movement to permit ventilation of the room beneath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Inventor: Peter A. Cummings