Patents Represented by Attorney Ralph R. Roberts
  • Patent number: 4500353
    Abstract: This invention provides an elastomeric compressible mixture having the compressible properties of a rubber or rubber-like mixture with the heat characteristics of a conductive metal member. This compound material is made of two part polymerized tetrafluoro ethylene powder and the remainder about seventy five parts aluminum powder and twenty five parts silicone rubber. This mixture is attached as a flat sheet to a conductive metal backup member or may be a cover for a conductive metal roll. This mixture is used to accommodate irregular thicknesses of thermoplastic films. This mixture of material is used with heat and pressure to effect a seal of the heated thermoplastic film to an adjacent film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Inventor: Judith A. Maszalec
  • Patent number: 4488424
    Abstract: There is disclosed point-of-use apparatus that is actuated by a pair of socket wrench handles. This device allows one man working in a confined area, such as a cabinet or junction box, to bend tubing, pipe or cable; pull cable or rope or cut soft cable or rope on a job location without the assistance of a co-worker and providing a high degree of accuracy. This device provides apparatus for bending pipe or cable or may be used for pulling cable. This apparatus includes end plates that are spaced a determined distance from each other by means of connecting rods. The rods may also carry bushings for bending cable, pipe, tubing or thin walled conduit to a specific diameter. The second apparatus is designed to cut soft cable, tubing, rope and the like and is also actuated by the same or a like socket wrench handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1984
    Inventor: Thomas D. McBride
  • Patent number: 4487336
    Abstract: This invention discloses a syringe closure used with a nozzle and flexible bag in which fluid is initially flowed. This closure apparatus includes a retainer ring of generally tubular and tapered construction. This retainer ring has an outwardly disposed groove formed at its lower and smaller diameter end in which a bead end of the flexible bag is mounted. An outer safety ring also of generally tubular configuration is mounted on this retainer ring and insures retention of the bead end of the bag in the groove. A nozzle retainer member having an inner aperture in which the nozzle is removably mounted has an outwardly generally circular projecting lip sized and adapted to snap in and seat in an inwardly disposed recess formed in the retainer ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1984
    Inventor: Vincent R. Sneider
  • Patent number: 4485492
    Abstract: This invention discloses a garment shield whose outer contour is convex and arcuate with the shield adapted for underarm protection of a garment. The shield is made to fold along a central portion and a heat seal retains the initial outer periphery. At least one additional heat seal is made in the shield and at an outer edge of this additional heat seal there is a line of perforations enabling that portion of the shield exterior of the perforations to be removed and discarded. The additional heat seal prevents exposure of the fill at the edge of the line of perforations. The perforations may be in more than one line and slots or small apertures may be made at the line of perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Inventor: Vincent R. Sneider
  • Patent number: 4478532
    Abstract: This invention pertains to an improvement in box joint tools and particularly for reducing play resulting from wear of the members forming the box joint. The box joint is formed in the usual manner. This improved joint is used when or where wear develops or may be utilized with new tools at the time of assembly. A first portion outer member of the box joint is machined to provide a counterbore and an enlarged bore in this member portion. A counterbore is also formed in the second outer member portion and extends to about one thirty second of an inch from a central jaw tongue portion. This counterbore provides a flexure portion with a smaller bore axially coincidental with the axis of the central portion. A pivot pin bushing has a threaded bore and is sized to be a press fit in the formed counterbore and enlarged bore of the first outer member. This bushing is mounted in the first outer member and the shank portion extends into the tongue portion of the central jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1984
    Assignee: Microdent Industries
    Inventor: Nicholas S. Puro
  • Patent number: 4475836
    Abstract: There is disclosed a device which is both a backscrubber and/or a backscratcher in which a sponge is utilized to provide the contacting member. A handle of conventional design is provided and a stem portion of wire or wire-like material extends therefrom. At a selected distance from this handle a pivot means is provided in this stem portion. Beyond this pivot means the end of the wire member is bent or formed into an arc-like configuration to provide one-half of a tong-like jaw. Another and like wire or wire-like member is pivotally retained and one end portion is compatibly formed to provide the other half of a tong-like jaw. The other end of this member is bent into a hook to provide a lock means for the jaws. A sponge is formed with a reduced midportion which is sized to be gripped and retained by the tong-like jaw ends. A sponge having a pocket for the insertion and retention of a soap bar is shown. Meshing means for retaining the tong-like jaw ends are also shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1984
    Inventor: Aldo Colognori
  • Patent number: 4472980
    Abstract: This invention pertains to unidirectional vibration apparatus using resilient shock absorber mounting means to change multidirectional vibration into unidirectional vibration forces. Two embodiments are directed to a motor means, usually electric, which drive one or more eccentric weights at the desired speed. In each embodiment the motor is carried by a ring mounted and secured to a resilient disk. One or more weights are carried on a shaft in axial alignment with the motor shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1984
    Inventor: Theodore S. Wadensten
  • Patent number: 4469194
    Abstract: This application provides an attachable non-slip ladder support for and on an upper rung of a ladder with a typical stile and rung construction. This support has a shell-like member having an internal configuration which is sized and adapted for slidable mounting on this upper rung. Intermediate this shell-like member and fixedly secured to its outer surface is a resilient non-skid member which is typically of sponge-like material. This member is secured by adhesive, rivets or the like. Clamp members are used at each end of this resilient support to removably secure the support assembly to the rung in the selected desired attitude. These clamp members insure that the support is not moved during use so that the resilient portion protrudes ahead of the stiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1984
    Inventor: Thomas D. McBride
  • Patent number: 4463636
    Abstract: The trimming apparatus and fixture for holding a PC board prior to and during trimming of an upper surface of the PC board utilizes a trimming blade rotated by a variable speed motor. This apparatus includes X and Y motion mechanism moved by hand grips that are spaced apart and cooperate with push button switches providing a safety control circuit. The X and Y motion mechanism employs linear ball bushings mounted and movable on hardened steel shafts. Removable holding fixtures are employed to hold and retain the PC boards during trimming. One holding fixture is used for PC boards that are not warped and not likely to warp. This fixture holds the PC board on three sides and a quick acting cam clamp is actuated to retain and release a PC board. Another fixture is adapted to hold and retain a PC board that is warped or likely to warp. Vacuum is used with a plurality of standoffs to establish the desired holding plane of this PC board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1984
    Assignee: Martin G. Heller
    Inventors: Martin G. Heller, Edward Pecha, Douglas Smith, Joel Rudder
  • Patent number: 4454895
    Abstract: This invention pertains to bail applying mechanism particularly for plastic containers with molded-on ears with access openings to the interior of the ear. These plastic containers are usually provided with wire bails when the container is empty. These plastic containers may have their body formed with a taper. "Shingling" of tapered containers is prevented by a guide rail disposed immediately above the transported containers. This guide rail extends through the bail applying station. A backup is also provided when and where the plastic container is provided with molded-on ears having an access opening. This bail applying mechanism may also be used with metal containers with attached sheet metal ears which may be absent apertures for the wire bail or the apertures may be mispositioned if present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1984
    Inventor: Raymond A. Heisler
  • Patent number: 4450321
    Abstract: An apparatus and circuit is disclosed for the generation of a masking sound noise by which unwanted noise may be overcome without undue and unwanted sound levels. The apparatus and circuits have at least two multi-stage shift registers in which the last register sends an input signal to a first exclusive OR gate and to this same OR gate an intermediate connection to the shift register is made. The output from this first OR gate is sent to the first stage of the register and this same signal is sent as an output to a second exclusive OR gate. Each shift of each register is pulsed by an asynchronous clock. A second exclusive OR gate receives the output signals from each of the first OR gates and sends the output signal to a divide-by-counter and the output therefrom is sent to amplifying means and one or more speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1984
    Inventors: William D. Quigley, Philip H. Nelson
  • Patent number: 4443100
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for positioning and releasably holding a disk film having a multiplicity of radially disposed negatives. Three embodiments of this apparatus are disclosed and each is of a low speed, probably manually actuated, and having a support base and a driver disk member rotatably carried by the base. This driver disk moves a rotatably carried support disk having a circular support ring providing an underside support of a film disk. On and in the support base is formed an aperture providing an illuminating pathway and adjacent to this aperture is formed and provided longitudinal supports for the underside of the film disk. This film disk is releasably mounted on a pin and the support disk is provided with a drive pin that moves the film disk to be rotated with the support disk. Two pins are provided with cam lifting ends. These pins engage cutouts in the film to position the film in the desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1984
    Assignee: Design Controls Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Zamek
  • Patent number: 4431202
    Abstract: This invention pertains to an auxiliary jaw which is adapted to be affixed to a movable member and as this movable member is advanced to and from a workpiece to grip and hold this workpiece when and while the auxiliary jaw is advanced. This auxiliary jaw includes a pivoted jaw member carried by a support member which is preferably secured to the movable member by cap screws. The pivoted jaw member engages the surface portion of the workpiece in local areas as it exerts a gripping force urges the workpiece toward the support surface. Three configurations of jaw assemblies are shown. Each has a pivoted jaw with one configuration supporting the workpiece above the pivoted jaw. In a second configuration the support as a pin means is below the pivoted jaw and in yet a third configuration the pivoted jaws are movable toward and to a support disk for multiple workpieces. Soft jaws, hardened jaws and bias means may be used to bring the pivoted jaw to the desired condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1984
    Assignee: J. & S. Tool Company
    Inventor: Henry F. Swenson
  • Patent number: 4428507
    Abstract: This invention discloses an improvement in accordion pleated containers used with a controlled discharge valve connected preferably to a flexible and resilient length of tubing. This container includes an air vent which is removably mounted to an opening formed in a top surface portion of the container. An integral handle is carried by this top portion, said handle is folded over for storage and is retained in a flat folded condition by a clip or other type of retaining means. The bottom of this container includes a discharge opening on which is removably mounted a swivel-type fluid cutoff valve. The body of this valve, where mounted to the discharge outlet of the container, has an extending manipulative flange adapted for grasping, shaking and/or agitating the fluid contents of the container. The discharge outlet is shown as offset and central and in one embodiment with the container having a boss on which is adapted to retain a collar made from a lapped strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1984
    Inventor: Vincent R. Sneider
  • Patent number: 4428033
    Abstract: This invention provides a flashlight of conventional use that has a socket at its rear end. A plug and flexible conductor assembly is inserted into this socket and carries the battery power from the conventional flashlight to an auxiliary light. This auxiliary light consists of a bulb carried in a housing having a lens, reflector, bulb socket and connecting means for the flexible conductor assembly. This auxiliary housing is pivotally mounted on a bracket attached to a permanent magnet. When magnetic attachment of this auxiliary light is not possible an auxiliary member containing a metal plate and a suction cup is provided. A hook is also disclosed when and where rungs, such as on a ladder, are available. A test probe assembly is shown in two embodiments. In the first embodiment a plug is inserted in the flashlight socket and continuity is indicated by the lighting of the bulb in the flashlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1984
    Inventor: Scott T. McBride
  • Patent number: 4425813
    Abstract: This invention pertains to induced vibrations and the dampening of these vibrations in the motor means. Vibrations induced by rotating a shaft having eccentric weights thereon have been used to produce all kinds of shaking apparatus including large car shakers in which the induced force may be much as eight thousand two hundred pounds. These vibrations may be as much as five thousand six hundred vibrations per minute and may be employed in hugh bins and hoppers in which the capacity is as great as one hundred fifty thousand pounds. Vibrators using air, electric or hydraulic motors can be tuned or adjusted to provide the desired results. Most of these vibrators using a tuned motor may be temporarily or permanently attached. Conventional motor driven vibrators, as far as is known, transmit the vibrational forces into the shaft of the motor. Said motors, which are usually conventional off-the-shelf units have their rotor bearings designed for rotary motion rather than combined with a vibratory force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1984
    Inventor: Theodore S. Wadensten
  • Patent number: D272189
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1984
    Inventor: Vincent R. Sneider
  • Patent number: D272190
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1984
    Inventor: Vincent R. Sneider
  • Patent number: D276424
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1984
    Inventor: Pietro Di Piazza
  • Patent number: D277512
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1985
    Inventor: Aldo Colognori