Patents Represented by Attorney Theodore J. Long
  • Patent number: 4188983
    Abstract: A system for making woven articles and kits from which woven articles may be manufactured using the woven construction system are disclosed. The woven construction system includes the use of at least two spaced shaping bands which are interconnected by a plurality of vertical struts which are received within aligned holes in each of the shaping bands. The skeletal structure thus produced by the shaping bands and vertical struts can then be woven by an elongated weaving strip to produce a finished tubular woven construction. Several kits are disclosed which may be assembled into finished woven articles by persons not generally skilled in making woven objects without the use of additional jigs or fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1980
    Assignee: W. T. Rogers Co.
    Inventors: William T. Graham, Jean L. Petrick, Harold E. Swingley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4186656
    Abstract: A thermal break ventilator unit designed to extend between the opposed end jambs of a window frame. The thermal break ventilator unit has a box-shaped body with a ventilating passage therethrough. Essentially cylindrical, opposed raceways are attached to the opposed end jambs within the box-shaped body. A substantially drum-shaped closure unit rotates within the opposed raceways. The closure unit has a closed position wherein the ventilating passage is closed and an open position wherein the venilating passage is substantially unrestricted by the closure unit. Structural heat transfer barriers are incorporated into the metallic parts of the thermal break ventilating unit and are so located that, when the closure unit is in its closed position, there is no continuous, metallic path by which heat can flow between the interior and exterior parts of the ventilator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1980
    Assignee: Wausau Metals Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald J. Weber
  • Patent number: 4182342
    Abstract: A naso-gastric feeding device is disclosed which includes a highly flexible feeding tube carried inside of a semi-flexible guide tube. The guide tube is inserted into the patient and then fluid is forced through the guide tube into the patient carrying with it the feeding tube. The guide tube is then withdrawn so that only the feeding tube is left in the patient with feeding taking place therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1980
    Assignee: Med-Pro, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gordon E. Smith
  • Patent number: 4168116
    Abstract: Apparatus within a camera for optimizing the location of the image surface of the lens of a camera relative to the image receiving surface such as film for different adjustments of the lens. A camera having an adjustable lens, nominal image receiving surface, focusing analog, and apparatus for adjusting the position of one such element with respect to the others to compensate for changes in the position of the image surface caused by adjustment of the lens to thereby place the image surface in best fit relationship to the nominal image receiving surface when correct focus is indicated by the focusing analog. The apparatus may provide for manual adjustment utilizing a setting determined on the basis of the focus setting, aperture setting and focal length setting of the lens. Automatic compensation may alternatively be provided within the camera as changes are made in lens adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1979
    Assignee: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
    Inventor: Norman N. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 4165856
    Abstract: An easel having a flat surfaced easel board mounted upon a single pedestal, the easel board being rotatable on the pedestal about horizontal and vertical axes. The pedestal is mounted upon a support base and is adjustable in height so that the easel board can be raised or lowered by adjusting the pedestal to a selected position. Extensible work holding clamps are provided at the top and bottom of the easel board. The easel is adapted to be disassembled for portability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1979
    Inventor: Keith H. Wiseheart
  • Patent number: 4158321
    Abstract: A casing feeder device which attaches to and is adapted for use with a shell reloading machine. A casing hopper is mounted on the top of an upright loading tube and has a discharge opening through which casings fall by gravity rim end downwardly to the receiver portion of the reloading machine. An adjustable tube support collar loosely surrounds and supports the loading tube in an upright position, and is attached to a reciprocating link on the reloading machine to provide agitation to the hopper as the link is moved, causing migration of casings within the hopper to the discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1979
    Inventor: Robert L. Meacham
  • Patent number: 4156021
    Abstract: Simulated food products are provided by incorporating flavoring, coloring, and texturizing agents with a low calorie oleaginous fibrous food base composition. The base composition comprises a mixture of edible gum, edible oil, water and particulate fibrous cellulose. The base composition may be produced by mixing an edible gum with water, mixing an oil and emulsifier therewith to form a binding mixture, and uniformly mixing particulate fibrous cellulose throughout the mass of the binding mixture, with flavoring, coloring, and texturizing agents being added as appropriate to form a desired simulated food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1979
    Assignee: Maxfibe, Inc.
    Inventor: Terence W. Richardson
  • Patent number: 4155391
    Abstract: A traction device having a pair of cleats that mount on the periphery of an automobile tire to provide temporary traction on ice, deep snow, mud and other adverse conditions for on and off the road travel. The cleats are each rigidly mounted to a pair of channels with one of the channels being inserted into the other to allow mounting of the cleats on a wheel. A handle mounted by a linkage to one of the channels engages protruding latches on the other channel, such that rotation of the handle draws the two channels together until the handle reaches a locked position wherein the cleats are firmly held on the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1979
    Inventor: Roy W. Dieck
  • Patent number: 4154504
    Abstract: A safety reflective trim strip includes a holding frame of any selected length having a holding channel therein into which one or more reflector lenses are inserted. The holding frame is cut to any desired length and includes special features for aid in its attachment to an object. End caps are provided to close the ends of the holding channel after the reflector lenses are inserted. The reflector lenses are either slid into the holding frame through one open end thereof or are snapped into the holding frame from the front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1979
    Inventor: Bruce B. Mohs
  • Patent number: 4152847
    Abstract: A method and device for teaching the comparative measurement of heat flow through and into selected sample materials. The device includes a container constructed of relatively low heat conductive material and adapted to be partitioned into at least two identical chambers. Means for holding sample materials, filling the identical chambers with insulation, covering the container, heating one chamber of the container, measuring the temperature in the identical chambers, and other means for adapting the device for selected investigations are removably received within the container, making the teaching device flexibly adaptable to a variety of teaching uses. The method for teaching the comparative measurement of heat flow through and into selected materials includes exposing at least one heat receiver to a selected source of radiant energy under selected conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1979
    Inventor: Carl H. Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 4151797
    Abstract: Doctor blade apparatus having a mounting plate rigidly holding the blade. The doctor blade mounting plate is independently slidably and pivotably mounted by a ball-bearing on each of a plurality of spaced support ports and resiliently supported thereon by compression springs. The apparatus allows movement of the mounting plate and the blade carried thereby in several degrees of freedom with adjustment means providing independent adjustment at each of the supporting posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Assignee: Mid America Tag and Label Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Duane R. Dunsirn
  • Patent number: 4143163
    Abstract: An edible fibrous cellulose product encapsulated in a polyhydric alcohol and gum solution to produce a low calorie base product for the manufacture of foods. The encapsulation process consists of coating the surface of the fibrous cellulose material with the gum solution, containing polyhydric alcohol, then optionally drying the mixture to provide a free-flowing product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1979
    Assignee: Maxfibe, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce R. Hutchison, Arthur M. Swanson
  • Patent number: 4140125
    Abstract: A surgical tape in one embodiment having an elastomeric tubular body with the ends of the tubular body sealed to entrap air therein at substantially atmospheric pressure. A curved metal needle may be affixed to one end of the tubular body to facilitate insertion of the tape device between body structures. A clamping pad may be attached to the tubular body at a point intermediate the ends thereof. The clamping pad is adapted for use in ligating blood vessels by engaging the blood vessel between the clamping pad and a portion of the tubular body and drawing the tubular body into engagement with a jaw portion of the clamping pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1979
    Assignee: Med-Pro, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gordon E. Smith
  • Patent number: 4131062
    Abstract: A declusterer device for engaging and removing clusters of pod vegetables joined together by stem sections from a mass of such vegetables and presenting such clusters to knives for cutting. A plurality of axially spaced stiffener partitions are disposed in an inclined cylindrical drum constructed of connected cylindrical segments in a conventional manner. Each partition has a central passage through which pod vegetables pass which is defined by a plurality of substantially straight primary edges. Notches are defined between each adjacent pair of primary edges by the extended end of one primary edge and a retaining edge extending therefrom in trailing relation to the point of termination of the leading end of the adjacent primary edge. The adjacent primary edges are spaced sufficiently to permit the stem sections of the vegetable clusters to be received within the notches for engagement by the retaining edges when the drum and baffles are rotated to remove the clusters from the mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1978
    Assignee: Hughes Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Ramakrishnarao K. Kumandan
  • Patent number: 4126217
    Abstract: A coin-controlled, manually operably golf ball vending machine capable of dispensing a selected number of balls for each coin deposited in the machine. The vending machine includes a ball hopper, a ramp below the hopper defining a ball dispensing opening between them, and a gate rotatably mounted at the opening which extends partially thereacross in a closed position to cause the balls to bridge the opening. An actuating lever is pulled forward to dispense balls held in a rotatable ball receptacle, and is then returned to its initial position. This action of the lever also swings the gate into the mass of balls in the hopper to break up the bridging of balls, and release a number of balls down the ramp to fill the rotatable ball receptacle which extends across the bottom of the ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1978
    Inventor: Oscar Bock
  • Patent number: 4116614
    Abstract: An oil heater particularly adapted to burning waste oil, having oil flow control apparatus providing substantially constant flow of oil to the vaporizer pan without regard to the viscosity of the oil being burned. The flow control apparatus utilizes a piston pump having relatively large input and output orifices, and is driven by a thermostatically controlled constant speed, reversible direction electric motor. Means are provided to transmit the power from the motor to the piston pump such that rotation of the motor in one direction provides a long pump stroke and high volume rate, whereas rotation of the motor in the opposite direction provides a short piston stroke and low volume rate of pumping to provide minimal oil flow to the vaporizer pan to allow combustion to be maintained in the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1978
    Inventor: Wolfgang A. Kutrieb
  • Patent number: D249594
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1978
    Inventor: Scott Stewart
  • Patent number: D252200
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1979
    Inventor: Thomas M. Brinker
  • Patent number: D253210
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1979
    Inventor: Melinda Ulrich
  • Patent number: D257820
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Assignee: Wisco Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Rodney Hegeland