Patents Represented by Attorney Roy F. Schaeperklaus
  • Patent number: 5084785
    Abstract: A safety mirror mountable adjacent the perimeter of a vehicle is provided for affording vehicle drivers the ability to observe from the driving position an area extending outwardly from at least one location inboard of the portion of the perimeter of the vehicle visible from the location of the mirror. The mirror has a convex aspheric elliptic paraboloid image reflecting mirror surface. The curvature of said mirror surface decreases from a point of maximum curvature spaced from a point of minimum curvature at the peripheral edge of the mirror. A plurality of such safety mirrors may be used as at the front corners of a school bus to afford the driver a view of an area contiguous to the sides of the vehicle and in front of the vehicle, as well as beneath the front of the vehicle ahead of the front wheels thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Assignee: Rovic Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Albers, David J. Albers, George R. Sontag, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5083770
    Abstract: A blood dripping fang theatrical accessory is disclosed. Controlled dripping of simulated blood from discharge ports of a bladder of the accessory may be effected by the user. The accessory has a hollow backed thin, flexible rubber-like shell simulating the appearance of an assemblage of fangs, teeth and gum. A bladder having a main body and a pair of tubular body branches is mounted on the back of the shell with its tubular body branches nested in the hollow backs of the fangs, the tubular body branches having apertures adjacent the tips of the fangs remote from the main body. Resilient material couples the bladder branches to the fangs. The accessory may be held in the mouth of the user with the fang portions projecting therefrom. The bladder portion is engageable by part of the tongue of the user which may compress the bladder to discharge simulated blood from the apertures adjacent the fang tips and interrupt or terminate such discharge by stopping further compression or by decompression of the bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Inventor: Maeford J. Holland
  • Patent number: 5067613
    Abstract: A gable top carton of conventional external configuration having an openable and reclosable tamper indicating, damage resistant and non-interfering with stacking pouring spout is provided comprising a spout flap defined by lines of weakening in a rectangular roof panel and associated seal panel and a spout web member having a central panel attached to the inward face of the flap, outer glue panels attached to the rectangular roof panel adjacent but spaced from the spout flap and accordian pleat panels articulated to respective sides of the central panel and respective outer glue panels. The carton may have an inner seal panel having its peripheral edge sealed to the inward face of the carton blank to provide therewith a minor chamber containing the accordian pleat panels and adjacent central portion of the web member. Coupons or other things for consumers can be enclosed in the minor chamber out of contact with product in the major chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Inventor: William T. Bryan
  • Patent number: 5014888
    Abstract: A pour spout assembly for a container having major and minor chambers, a tongue formed from the wall of the minor chamber and hinged to the wall, the tongue being defined by a transverse and downwardly extending upright slittable lines of weakening in said wall at opposite ends of the transverse slittable line of weakening, the tongue being hinged to the wall at lower ends of the upright slittable lines of weakening, a web member having a central portion attached to an inner face of the tongue and having at least one portion thereof projecting across a slittable line of weakening and engageable with an inward facing face of the wall, outer glue panels attached to an inner face of the container adjacent the tongue and accordian pleat panels connecting the central portion and the outer glue panels, free edges of the central panel of the web being hinged to the accordian pleat panels, outer edges of the accordian pleat panels being hinged to the glue panels, the tongue swinging between a closed position in which
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Inventor: William T. Bryan
  • Patent number: 5008133
    Abstract: A method of forming a coating on a web. A coating mixture includes a continuous phase of a first material and a second material contained in microcapsules. The first material and the second material interact to form the coating. The coating mixture is applied to a face of the web. The web is passed between a back-up member and a doctor blade so that the doctor blade levels the coating mixture on the web and crushes the microcapsules to cause mixing of the materials on the web to form the coating on the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Inventors: Albert J. Herbet, Ronald L. Hart, Dale E. Work
  • Patent number: 5004164
    Abstract: A salt truck including a salt distributing spinner device mounted on a bed of the truck and receiving salt from a bin carried on the bed. A guide support mounted on the bed supports a staff with an end portion of the staff etending from the guide support opposite the salt distributing device. A flexible panel attached to the end portion of the staff extends downwardly from the staff into the path of salt projected sidewise of the direction of truck advance to catch and stop travel of the salt sidewise of the direction of truck advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Inventor: George W. Ruane
  • Patent number: 5000846
    Abstract: A filter screen assembly for removing particulate material from a slurry. The assembly includes filter media for accumulating particulate of larger than predetermined size as filter cake exteriorly of plates having a plurality of slots therein. A hook member along an edge of each of the plates engages a tubular distributor having slots therealong. Each of the slots of the tubular distributor receives the hook member of one of the plates so that the plates are mounted on the tubular distributor. Other edges of the plates are connected to form chamber means therebetween. The chamber means communicates with the interior of the tubular distributor. A reduced pressure is impressed on the interior of the tubular distributor to cause liquid of the slurry to be drawn through the slots in the plates so that the particular material collects on the outside of the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Assignee: Venture Production Company
    Inventors: Gerald P. Dietrick, Michael J. Vagedes
  • Patent number: 4999035
    Abstract: A device for indicating humidity in a line. A T-fitting has a cross bar portion connected in series with the line. An upright portion of the T-fitting extends outwardly from the cross bar portion. A hollow indicator body is mounted on the upright portion with a bore in the upright portion in communication with the hollow interior of the body. An end portion of the hollow interior of the body is exposed behind a transparent plate. A chamber is formed in the hollow interior of the body, and a humidity sensitive pad in the chamber is visible through the transparent panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignee: American Dry Air Products Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene R. Warndorf
  • Patent number: 4996821
    Abstract: A machine for folding and shaping a partition for a case which carries a plurality of articles and for inserting the partition between articles in the case. The machine includes a hopper for holding a plurality of the partitions. Each of the partitions has slot means substantially centrally thereof. Vacuum cups can grip one of the partitions and move in a direction to free the partition from the hopper. A flight conveyor includes flight means for engaging of the partition at the slot means. The flight conveyor advances the partition to a folding station where the partition is folded centrally thereof. The flight conveyor further advances the folded partition to a forming and insertion station. A case having articles therein stops at a loading station below the forming and insertion station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: The International Paper Box Machine Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman P. Crowe, Robert A. McCulley, Joseph C. Drilling
  • Patent number: 4953781
    Abstract: A pour spout assembly for a container. A first tongue and a second tongue are formed in a wall of the container. The first tongue is defined by a transverse slit in the wall and downwardly extending slits in the wall at opposite ends of the transverse slit. The second tongue is defined by the transverse slit and by upwardly extending slits at opposite ends of the transverse slit. A central portion of a web member is attached to an inner face of the first tongue. The web member includes outer glue panels attached to the container wall and connected to the central portion by accordian pleat panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Inventor: William T. Bryan
  • Patent number: 4872821
    Abstract: A spinner assembly for a cotton candy machine. The spinner assembly includes a tubular wall member having an upright wall provided with slots. A tubular heater element is supported by the heater element in close proximity with the slots. The wall member is of aluminum material. A dielectric anodized coating on the wall member insulates the wall member from the heater element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1989
    Assignee: Gold Medal Products Co.
    Inventor: Ronald R. Weiss
  • Patent number: 4852689
    Abstract: A leveling device for a ladder which includes a pair of rails, hollow rungs spanning the rails, and foot members pivotally attached to lower portions of the rails. A channel shaped leveling accessory slides on a first one of the rails. Spaced openings are provided in a web of the channel shaped accessory. A selected opening can be aligned with a selected rung. An elongated pin is received in the selected opening and extends through the hollow rung. At end portions of the pin member outboard of the rails and outboard of the channel shaped accessory, fasteners are mounted in the pin member to hold the channel shaped accessory in position. An accessory foot is pivotally mounted on the accessory below the first mentioned rail. The foot members are arranged to support the ladder in upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Inventor: George T. Erion
  • Patent number: 4827930
    Abstract: A device for closing jaws of an aneurysm clip. The device includes a central spring portion. Body members are mounted on the central spring portion to be urged toward a closed position by the central spring portion. Heads carried by the body members are pivotally mounted on jaw members which engage the jaws of the aneurysm clip to urge the jaws to closed position. The body members are spaced to receive the aneurysm therebetween. The jaw members can move along the jaws to selected position, and a main portion of the device can be swung about pivots on the jaw members to selected angular position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Assignee: Codman & shurtleff, Inc.
    Inventor: George Kees, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4813617
    Abstract: A wet grinding machine which includes a grinder head, an annular stator having a mounting portion mounted on the grinder head and joined by a body portion to a skirt portion, and a rotor rotatably mounted on the grinder head. The rotor includes a hub portion joined by an annular body portion to an annular skirt portion inside of the annular stator. Outwardly extending slots in the body portion of the rotor define shearing blades in the body portion. Outwardly extending shearing slots in the body portion of the stator are opposed to the shearing blades. Each of the shearing slots slopes and overlaps at least one adjacent shearing blade. As the rotor turns, each of the blades is constantly opposed to and addresses at least one of the shearing slots. There are inlet openings in the stator skirt and in the rotor skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Inventors: Arthur C. Knox, Jr., Anthony Witsken
  • Patent number: 4798109
    Abstract: A machine for forming a chamfer on an edge portion of a cylindrical workpiece. The machine includes a table, a chuck mounted on the table for holding the workpiece and track means mounted on the table and extending parallel to the axis of the chuck. A carriage runs on the track means. A motor is carried by the carriage. A cutter head is driven by the motor. Cutter blade means mounted on the cutter head forms a chamfer on the workpiece as the carriage and the cutter head are advanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1989
    Inventor: Joseph F. Berns
  • Patent number: 4795062
    Abstract: A bag-like container which comprises first and second flexible wall members. Edge portions of the flexible wall members are attached together, and a spout having an annular body and an outstanding annular flange at an end of the body is attached to one of the wall members. Slots in the annular body parallel to the annular flange and spaced therefrom support a slideably mounted closure plate member. A tongue is mounted on the closure plate member. The tongue moves in openings in opposed sides of the spout body between a closed position in which the tongue closes the spout body and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Assignee: Fibre Glass-Evercoat Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Hubert A. Bedwell, Ronald C. Dreyer
  • Patent number: 4777939
    Abstract: A retractor which includes a body portion and a side arm portion extending transversely of the body portion. A first hook member is mounted on the body portion and a second hook member is mounted for movement on the body portion between a contracted position adjacent the first hook member and an extended position. The hook members have oppositely directed pivot point portions which engage opposed faces of adjacent vertebrae. The retractor pivots about the pivot point portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Assignee: George Kees Research & Development Co., Inc.
    Inventors: George Kees, Jr., Set Shahbabian, Horst R. Hickmann
  • Patent number: 4773992
    Abstract: A centrifuge system for removing impurities from metal working coolant. The centrifuge of the system includes a liquid inlet, a first liquid outlet for high density liquid, a second liquid outlet for low density liquid, a discharge means for a shoot of particulate material, and a pressure port for receiving liquid under pressure to cause the shoot. A line receives high density liquid from the first liquid outlet. The line discharges into a tank. A branch line connects the line to the pressure port. A valve in the line can stop flow to the tank. When the valve is closed, pressure at the pressure port is increased to cause the shoot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: Dietrick Sales & Service, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald P. Dietrick, Curtis C. Wuellner
  • Patent number: 4759165
    Abstract: A roofing panel assembly including, in combination, a first roofing panel and a second roofing panel. Each roofing panel comprises a body plate portion and an edge attaching portion. The edge attaching portion of the first roofing panel includes an outwardly extending plate portion, a bridge plate portion offset from the body portion, a transition portion, and a return bend flange portion. A sealant strip extends lengthwise of the transition portion and between the bridge plate portion and return bend flange. The edge attaching portion of the second roofing panel includes an outwardly extending plate portion, a bridge plate portion offset from the body plate portion, a first return bend flange, a transition portion of the second roofing panel, a second return bend flange, an inwardly extending plate portion, and an attachment flange. Means in the attachment flange attaches the attachment flange to a sheathing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Assignee: American Building Components Company
    Inventors: Richard C. Getoor, Michael D. Pottinger
  • Patent number: D312908
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Inventor: Charles H. Muchmore