Patents Represented by Law Firm Sellers and Brace
  • Patent number: 4657445
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved core drill and a method of detachably coupling the same to a power driving unit to expedite the removal of a core therefrom. This is achieved by equipping the rear end of the drill stem with a fixedly attached externally threaded bushing. A coupling sleeve has internal threads at either end matable respectively with the bushing threads and the threaded drive shank of a power driving unit. This sleeve and the core drill are readily detached as a unit from the power drive thereby permitting the rapid removal of the core from the rear end of the drill rather than past the cutting ring at its front end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Inventor: Joseph Bossler
  • Patent number: 4656987
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pressurized fuel carburetor system for an internal combustion engine. The sole movable component in the air intake passage is an accelerator-actuated throttle valve device operatively associated with a single fuel metering valve and with an automatic manifold pressure sensor operable to enrich and lean the fuel-air mixture. A fuel pressure regulator cooperates with a fuel pump and with a fuel return restricter connected to and governed by changing intake manifold pressure conditions to regulate fuel pressure at the inlet side of the fuel metering valve. A normally closed fuel check valve prevents flow to the fuel metering valve except when the accelerator is depressed. Pressurized fuel is subjected to multiple vaporizing stages including a first stage as it expands in escaping through the metering valve, thence through a set of small ports into a second expansion chamber and thereafter through a multiplicity of jets into flowing air hot exhaust gases in the air intake passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Inventor: Michael A. Arpaia
  • Patent number: 4648822
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pneumatically powered automatic apparatus and method for subdividing one or more loaves of dough supported in a partitioned single use, nonmetallic tray at a processing station intermediate the opposite ends of a conveyor. A tray of dough is introduced into the apparatus as a tray of subdivided dough exits onto the conveyor. The dough divider functions to draw the skin of the roll of dough from the upper and lower sides thereof permanently into closely spaced relation between adjacent subdivisions of dough thereby leaving the subdivisions connected solely by a web which is readily frangible when the dough is baked. The dough subdivider operates dry and free of lubricant. Trays of dough exiting from the apparatus are maintained frozen and wrapped until ready for the oven at either a local or a distant consumption site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1987
    Assignee: Bridgford Foods Corporation
    Inventors: David Vandervoort, Monty Griffith
  • Patent number: 4635834
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dispensing facility for differently colored skeins of yarn featuring a yarn tender operable to retain the yarn ends loosely captive and free of entanglement while being inverted as a group as a patterned crocheted workpiece is inverted at the end of each row of stitches. The yarn tender and the crocheted workpiece are both inverted in the same direction through one half a revolution preparatory to starting the next course of stitches. In one embodiment, the facility includes a compartmented storage receptacle for multiple skeins of colored yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Inventor: Kathy A. Lindquist
  • Patent number: 4633637
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heat insulating module and a method of making the same for use in lining a high temperature chamber. The module has a main body formed of layers of refractory fibers positioned side by side and impaled on at least one rigid tie member spaced inwardly of one lateral edge of all layers with the ends of the tie member secured to one leg of L-shaped mounting members with the other legs thereof extending outwardly beynd the end layers of the module and coplanar with the adjacent lateral edge of said layers. The layers may be interconnected by folding a unitary blanket of fibers and, in either assembly mode, the layers are held snugly compressed by at least one encircling tie band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Assignee: Industrial Insulations, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl E. Frahme
  • Patent number: 4618068
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for shipping and safeguarding cargo utilizing a conventional bulk cargo container in combination with one or more unique knock down containers constructed for efficient and convenient stowage therewithin. The smaller containers permit cargo consigned to different destinations to be segregated and safeguarded throughout transit and to be shipped and handled as a unit over all common portions of the shipping route. Additionally the smaller containers can be handled individually by simple mobile or light capacity equipment and can also serve as indoor or outdoor weather tight, tamper-proof storage in areas controlled by individual users. Other features of the smaller containers include stackability and built-in provision lengthwise of the upper and lower lateral corners of channels receptive of lifting devices and useful in loading and unloading these containers relative to a larger container, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1986
    Inventor: Raymond W. Born
  • Patent number: 4613104
    Abstract: Provided by this invention is a lightweight demountable folding trash bag support suitable for supporting plastic bags and the like with the bottom thereof resting against the ground or floor and having components thereof held detachably assembled without need for tools. When disassembled the components are compactly packagable for storage and shipment by mail or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1986
    Inventor: Isaac Garrott
  • Patent number: 4606094
    Abstract: Disclosed is an automatic apparatus for removing a surface layer of predetermined thickness from objects of varying curvilinear contour advancing past a multiplicity of floatingly supported power-driven dressing rollers positionable automatically by the changing contour of the objects. The combined width of the object being dressed and the dressing rollers are so distributed that each dresses only a separate strip. Uniformity of strip thickness is achieved, in part, by controlling the pressure of the dressing rollers against the object and, in part, by utilizing a shoe beside the dressing rollers effective to limit the thickness of the dressed layer and to tilt the axis of the rollers in either direction in response to the changing transverse contour of the object. Cuttings are removed by suction air flowing past each dressing roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1986
    Inventor: Vincent J. Evich
  • Patent number: 4605583
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heat insulating module for use in forming a lining for a high temperature chamber. The module has a main body formed by a blanket of refractory fibers folded into pleats held compressed against one another by a pair of spaced apart tubular members traversing the opposite end portions of all except the two end layers and spaced inwardly near the cold face of the module. The ends of the tubular members are secured to the upright legs of respective L-shaped mounting members with the other legs thereof lying in a common plane generally parallel to the cold face of the module and anchorable to respective fastener studs securable to the wall of the chamber being insulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1986
    Assignee: Industrial Insulations, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl E. Frahme
  • Patent number: 4605043
    Abstract: Enclosed is an improved snap-on heat insulating jacket for ducting and method uniquely designed for simplicity and ease of assembly. Resilient heat insulating material is laminated to a flexible sheet plastic main body provided with interlocking snap-on seam members positioned, when closed, for concealment by an external guard flap coated on its inwardly facing surface with pressure sensitive adhesive thereby to embrace the ducting with a cover having a substantially continuous smooth outer surface free of foreign matter collecting crevices and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1986
    Assignee: Walter Allen Plummer
    Inventor: Claude A. Grenier
  • Patent number: 4600454
    Abstract: Disclosed is a unitary re-enterable shielded jacket assembly for a plurality of insulated conductors provided with a dielectric spacer of nonconductive netting arranged and effective to provide a layer of air cells between the jacket shielding and the embraced conductors thereby to stabilize the impedance of the cable assembly from end to end thereof. One lateral edge of the dielectric spacer is attached to the jacket adjacent the inner shielding layer thereof and is sufficiently wide for its opposite edges to overlap when the jacket seam is closed. The dielectric spacer may be pleated lengthwise thereof to provide pockets for separate ribbon cables, the pleats being interconnected by hinges formed by groups of severed transverse strands which groups are separated by at least one unsevered transverse strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Inventor: Walter A. Plummer
  • Patent number: 4595368
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an instructional apparatus for underwater electric welding. The workpiece to be welded is clampable to a submergible bench mounted in a water tank on a power adjustable bench controllable by the trainee's feet while his hands are located in gloves mounted in the tank wall. Foot controlled valve and water pump auxiliaries enable the trainee to free his hands from the gloves quickly by dumping the water and to refill the tank after he has replaced his hands in the gloves. Pilot lights indicate the energized or non-energized condition of each auxiliary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Inventor: Edgar C. Cole
  • Patent number: 4593909
    Abstract: Disclosed is a knock down golf swing training aid equally suitable for use indoors and outdoors. The main frame is formed of tubular components including a large area base assembly, and a vertically adjustable upright post mounted medially of the rear edge of the base assembly, outriggers for the base assembly, a safety harness, and a plurality of belt loops adapted for assembly loosely about either or both ends of the player's torso while practising golf swings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1986
    Inventors: John Anselmo, William A. Blatnik
  • Patent number: 4585170
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved back flash preventing device for a powder spray torch wherein the improvement comprises a structure constructed to thwart attempts by the user to block the outlet end or atmosphere vent of the back flash preventer. This is accomplished by providing the outlet of the vent with a guard so constructed as to prevent the user closing the outlet with his finger, a covering tape or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Inventor: James Y. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4574979
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved device for dispensing individual labels slightly adherent to a roll of tape in end-to-end relation. The tape issues from a one piece container via a passage underlying the container cover and through a tubular passage extending through a guard flange along the container sidewall beneath the cover flange whereby manipulation of the tape in dispensing a label cannot open the cover. Before entering the tubular passage the tape makes a sharp bend over a protruding lip on the top edge of the container sidewall which initiates and peels the leading label from the tape and presents the advance end for grasping between the operator's fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Assignee: Walter Allen Plummer, III
    Inventor: Edward J. Hackett
  • Patent number: 4572922
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of making a unitary re-enterable shielded jacket assembly for a plurality of insulated conductors provided with a dielectric spacer of nonconductive netting arranged and effective to provide a layer of air cells between the jacket shielding and the embraced conductors thereby to stabilize the impedance of the cable assembly from end to end thereof. One lateral edge of the dielectric spacer is attached to the jacket adjacent the inner shielding layer thereof and is sufficiently wide for its opposite edges to overlap when the jacket seam is closed. The dielectric spacer may be pleated lengthwise thereof to provide pockets for separate ribbon cables, the pleats being interconnected by hinges formed by groups of severed transverse strands which groups are separated by at least one unsevered transverse strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Inventor: Walter A. Plummer, III
  • Patent number: 4570527
    Abstract: Disclosed is a percussion musical instrument comprising a drum stick formed of a cluster of wooden rods secured together at one end to provide a handle, the remainder of the rods being free of restraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1986
    Inventor: Kenneth W. Pruitt
  • Patent number: 4552370
    Abstract: Disclosed is a workpiece collet mountable in a lathe spindle provided with a master stem on which any one of a set of workpiece stops may be mounted and which stem includes a support readily assembled to the collet repeatedly in a predetermined position. The stops differ in length and/or radius to accommodate workpieces of different terminal configurations. This permits one stop to be substituted for another with assurance that its outer end will be spaced a predetermined distance from the adjacent end of the collet when the master stem is reassembled to the collet. Both ends of the master stem are similarly threaded and finished with stop surfaces permitting the stem to be inverted and used to mount a selected one of the set of stops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1985
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Baumgartner
  • Patent number: D283975
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Inventor: James Y. Anderson
  • Patent number: RE32404
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for recovering energy from elevator apparatus and utilizing the recovered energy for useful purposes. This is accomplished by selectively coupling a hydraulic pump to the elevator drive when surplus energy is available thereby to pump and store pressurized fluid in accumulator devices. Such fluid, when above a predetermined pressure, is utilized to deactivate electrically driven units and drive the same by hydraulic motors supplied with fluid from the accumulator devices. Additional energy is recovered from heat present in the hydraulic fluid down-stream from the hydraulic pump and utilized beneficially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Inventor: Loren B. Ferris