Patents Represented by Law Firm Thompson, Birch, Gauthier & Samuels
  • Patent number: 4726129
    Abstract: The invention relates to a snow tiller for mounting on the rear of a track maintenance vehicle. The snow tiller comprises a tiller shaft and a tiller frame of at least triangular cross-section extending over the width of the snow tiller and having end plates for supporting the tiller shaft bolted to its lateral ends.In order to facilitate the maintenance of the snow tiller, the lateral ends of the tiller frame are provided with bars secured thereto in a V-shaped configuration. Secured to each end plate at its side facing towards the tiller frame is a pair of undercut bars in a V-shaped configuration for overlapping engagement with the bars on the tiller frame in the mounted state of the end plates. The undercut bars cooperate with a fixing bolt engaging the tiller frame to form an interlock clamp mounting arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Assignee: Karl Kassbohrer Fahrzeugwerke GmbH
    Inventor: Walter Haug
  • Patent number: 4718730
    Abstract: A cross-axis cutting assembly of a selective cutting machine is provided with internally-fed spray means. The assembly includes two cutting heads supported by a boom, the cutting heads being driven by a shaft which is transverse to the boom. A high pressure water supply line for each cutting head is provided by means of a connecting member. Each connecting member is arranged externally on the boom, is preferably designed as a channelled plate, and closely fits the external contour of the associated cutting head. Each connecting member extends to the free end of the shaft, and is connected to an internal high pressure water duct formed in the associated cutting head by means of a rotary arrangement. Each rotary arrangement has an axial pin which fits sealingly into a passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1988
    Assignee: Gewerkschaft Eisenhutte Westfalia GmbH
    Inventor: Eberhart Unger
  • Patent number: 4718542
    Abstract: To facilitate the fixing of attachments to the side walls of scraper-chain conveyors upstanding recesses are provided in the side walls in upper regions where the upper flanges merge with the side walls. The recesses, which can be milled, open from the upper flanges and have a depth less than the thickness of the side wall upper regions. The recesses are generally U-shaped as viewed from the exterior. The recesses are enlarged or undercut internally to be deeper all round so as to provide shaped pockets which exactly match the shape of non-circular heads of threaded elements which are received therein and fill the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1988
    Assignee: Gewerkschaft Eisenhutte Westfalia
    Inventors: Helmut Temme, Manfred Redder
  • Patent number: 4712663
    Abstract: A viscous coupling for a drive shaft has an elongated tubular first shaft and an elongated cylindrical second shaft extending into and cooperating with the first shaft to define a cylindrical clearance therebetween. Bearings for accommodating both relative rotation and axial displacement of the first and second shafts are interposed therebetween at opposite ends of the clearance. Seals are associated with the bearings to hermetically seal the ends of the clearance, which is filled with a viscous fluid. The viscous resistance of the fluid to rotation of one shaft relative to the other provides a means of transmitting torque therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: Tochigifujisangyo Kabushikigaisha
    Inventor: Masao Teraoka
  • Patent number: 4666403
    Abstract: A system for preheating air being fed to a continuous fired furnace by means of high temperature waste gases exhausted from the furnace. The system includes two pairs of interconnected regenerators. The regenerators of one pair are alternately connected by means of a reversing valve to an ambient air inlet and a waste gas exhaust stack, and the regenerators of the other pair are alternately connected by means of a second reversing valve to the furnace's waste gas outlet duct and combustion air inlet duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Assignee: Morgan Construction Company
    Inventor: Daniel P. Smith
  • Patent number: 4663799
    Abstract: Dust collection apparatus is disclosed adapted for both vacuuming and blowing/sweeping functions. The apparatus consists of a single, self-contained unit comprising a blower, a cleaning hose, an engine, a collecting area, inlet and outlet passages, and a switching valve which can switch the internal airflow so as to convert the cleaning hose from a vacuuming function to a blowing/sweeping function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Assignee: Komatsu Zenoah Co.
    Inventor: Katsumi Kiyooka
  • Patent number: 4644652
    Abstract: A lopper has first and second pivotably interconnected blades arranged on opposite sides of a cutting plane. The blades have arcuate cutting edges defining a crescent shaped opening which maintains the same configuration as it gradually diminishes in size before eventually disappearing as the cutting edges bypass each other during a cutting operation. Preferably, one of the blade tips extends angularly away from the cutting plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: S.M.S. Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Davis
  • Patent number: 4635452
    Abstract: A double-acting barrel lock and key in which the lock has a hollow plunger which reciprocates between a security forward locking position and a normal rearward unlocking position. The lock also has a lock pin coaxially mounted within the hollow plunger for reciprocating between a forward unlocking position and a normal rearward locking position. When a nail-type pick is inserted into the rear of the lock and drives the lock pin forwardly to its unlocking position, a spring urges the hollow plunger forwardly to its security locking position in which the locking balls are maintained in their outward locking position.A key has double-acting means for simultaneously maintaining the hollow lock plunger in its normal rearward unlocking position while moving the lock pin to its forward unlocking position, thereby permitting the locking balls to move inwardly to their unlocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Assignee: Olson Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Anthony J. Agbay
  • Patent number: 4630975
    Abstract: A method for transporting particulates wherein the particulates are entrained in a transport air stream. An energizing air stream is introduced into the pipeline to form an air encasement stream between the inner wall of the pipeline and the transport air stream. The air encasement stream is introduced into the pipeline opposite directions to form a forward leaning movement of encasement air at a higher velocity than the transport air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Inventor: John H. Becker
  • Patent number: 4630328
    Abstract: For use in a doctor blade holder or the like, a self-compensating support element consisting of a hollow elongated flexible tube filled, except for the end regions thereof, with an incompressible liquid. Pliable inserts are received in the tube end regions, and tubular metal sleeves are swaged onto the tube end regions and the inserts received therein. The tube end regions are thus tightly clamped between the inserts and the thus swaged sleeves to seal against the escape of liquid from the tube ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Assignee: Thermo Electron-Web Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald W. Croteau
  • Patent number: 4628938
    Abstract: A non-invasive, continuous applanation tonometer for measuring intraocular pressure is disclosed. The instrument comprises a flexible contact lens which includes an inflatable applanating chamber; a reservoir of a substantially noncompressible fluid connected to the applanating chamber by a thin, flexible tube; a pump for moving the substantially noncompressible fluid between the reservoir and the applanating chamber; and a pressure transducer to measure the fluid pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Inventor: David A. Lee
  • Patent number: 4614134
    Abstract: A gearing unit with planetary gearing stages employs a load sensor and a clutch for disengaging drive through the gearing should the sensor detect overloading. The load sensor is in the form of a stationary pin provided with a strain gauge transducer easily accessible via a bore in a housing. The pin bears on a rotatable component of one of the planetary gearing stages to hold this component stationary during operation and is subjected to force proportional to dynamic loading on the gearing. The clutch serves as a brake to hold a rotatable component of another planetary gearing stage stationary and on release permits this component to rotate to interrupt the drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Assignee: Gewerkschaft Eisenhutte Westfalia
    Inventor: Werner Bohle
  • Patent number: 4611478
    Abstract: For use with an electric meter having a flanged receptacle for holding the meter works and a flanged glass bowl for covering the meter works, a locking ring assembly consisting of a two-piece circular locking ring having two substantially semicircular sections for locking the glass bowl to the receptacle. One of the semicircular sections has a hinge fitting at one end and a radially extending leg at the other end. The other semicircular section has a mating hinge fitting at one end and a radially extending mating leg at the other end. The fittings are hingedly attached so that the two sections can be pivotally spread apart about the hinge axis of the fitting. This hinged connection permits the sections to be manually spread apart and easily applied over and around the flanges of the meter receptacle and the glass bowl. The radially extending mating legs have circular openings which are in axial alignment when the legs are drawn towards each other for clamping the glass bowl to the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Assignee: Omco Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Carlson, Anthony J. Agbay
  • Patent number: 4610354
    Abstract: A mounting and display card for a tool of the type having a pair of pivotably interconnected jaws, each jaw being connected to a handle, and the handles being pivotably interconnected and adjustable between open and closed positions to open and close the jaws. The card includes a pair of overlapping panels, each having an upper portion adapted to underlie the jaws of the tool, and a lower portion defining a display area with a margin adapted to underlie one of the handles of the tool. The panels are connected to each other for relative pivotal movement about an axis which is coincident with the pivotal axis of the tool handles, and connectors are employed to detachably secure each handle of the tool to one of the panels along a margin thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1986
    Assignee: S.M.S. Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn Hostetler
  • Patent number: D287065
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Assignee: Quabaug Corporation
    Inventor: Arnold S. Austin
  • Patent number: D287066
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Assignee: Quabaug Corporation
    Inventor: Arnold S. Austin
  • Patent number: D287183
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Assignee: Quabaug Corporation
    Inventor: Arnold S. Austin
  • Patent number: D287184
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Assignee: Vibram S.p.A.
    Inventor: Carlo G. Sironi
  • Patent number: D287185
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Assignee: Vibram S.p.A.
    Inventor: Carlo G. Sironi
  • Patent number: D287186
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Assignee: Vibram S.p.A.
    Inventor: Carlo G. Sironi