Patents Represented by Attorney Victor Myer
  • Patent number: 4714452
    Abstract: In a continuously variable belt transmission system utilizing a drive pulley and a driven pulley having logarithmic spiral guideways in the pulley disks, the balance actuator torque is reduced significantly by having the logarithmic spiral guideways connected directly to the shaft of the driving pulley in a sense opposite to that of the direction of belt movement and in the case of the driven pulley having the sense of the logarithmic spiral guideways connected directly to the shaft the same as that of the driving belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1987
    Inventors: Emerson L. Kumm, Theodore C. Kraver
  • Patent number: 4690845
    Abstract: An article of manufacture and method for assisting the lamination of printed circuits in a flat bed press, in which a stratiform sheet has a thermoplastic layer, a polymeric release layer on one side, a polymeric stabilizing layer having a melting point higher than the laminating temperature peak on the other side, both bonded to the middle thermoplastic layer which has a glass transition point lower than the laminating temperature peak, and a melting point higher than the peak, and the sheet is characterized by substantial freedom from creases, trapped gases, and contaminants between the layers, and the improved method useing the stratiform sheet in a flat bed press operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Assignee: Gila River Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Kloss, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4639007
    Abstract: An exercise vehicle is provided where foot actuated pedals caused the vehicle to move forward by means of a one-way clutch and hand operated pulling motions may be utilized likewise by means of a one-way clutch to move the vehicle forward, the hand operated mechanism being part of an extensible steering column so that as the operator leans forward and moves back and extends or retracts his arms the steering column will lengthen or shorten as required. Irrespective of the position of the hand operated bar the front wheels may be rotated by rotating the hand operating bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1987
    Assignee: Fred W. Wagenhals
    Inventor: Donald R. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 4634637
    Abstract: To a sheet of oriented polyethylene terephthalate a layer of nickel chrome alloy with an optical density of approximately 60% is applied by conventional vacuum deposition. To this sheet a subsequent stripe layer of stainless steel at 35% is applied by vacuum deposition down the center portion of the web which yields a combined optical density of approximately 21% over the center area. This first sheet is then laminated with a suitable optically clear adhesive to a second sheet of oriented polyethylene terephthalate incorporating a center portion which includes a nickel chrome stripe with an optical density of approximately 35% applied by conventional vacuum deposition. The resulting composite exhibits a vignette pattern of dark (optical density 7 to 12%) to light optical density 50 to 70% (from center to edge). A suitable optically clear mounting adhesive is then applied. When desired, the finished laminate contains a layer of clear PET which has been coated with a hard coat, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Assignee: Gila River Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Dell B. Oliver, Peter Jahoda
  • Patent number: 4600926
    Abstract: An omni-directional antenna having two circular conductors of about 163/4 inches in diameter, concentrically disposed in planes about 4 inches apart is disclosed. The adjacent ends of the two circles of wire are each connected together. The connected ends are insulated from each other and are connected to a lead in transmission line of 300 ohms impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Inventor: Stanley L. Powell
  • Patent number: 4592379
    Abstract: A fluid distributing valve has the supply opening or conduit and the outlet openings or conduits disposed on the same side of the valve and oriented in the same direction. Accordingly the need for having couplings or unions to connect the supply pipe to the valve are eliminated. The valve includes a flow chamber or compartment and a control chamber or compartment so that the fluid passing through the valve does not flow past the operating members. By-passes are provided which may be finely screened to provide control water from the flow chamber to the control chamber. The valves are diaphragm operated, close, and remain closed against the flow pressure and are thus normally closed. They are open by a rotating operating cam whose operating surface moves cylindrical balls out of the way so that pressure in the control compartment can be exerted against the upper operating surface of the diaphragm operating members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Assignee: George J. Ghiz
    Inventor: John M. Goettl
  • Patent number: 4591351
    Abstract: In a variable radius pulley drive system wherein a flat drive belt engages the central shanks of drive elements supported by the side pulley sheaves and the radial location of the drive elements is determined by the intersection of logarithmic spiral grooves in the pulley disks of the pulley sheaves whereof the stresses on the bearing members of the drive elements can be substantially reduced by disposing the belt element driving line toward or on the center line or axis of the bearing members of the drive elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Inventor: Emerson L. Kumm
  • Patent number: 4539106
    Abstract: A water softening system and apparatus utilizes two tanks, one for service and one for regeneration, and a control system operated by soft water flow controls the operation of all valves and the sequences of regeneration. The control system utilizes parallel plate valves for switching from one tank to the next, parallel plate valves energizing the piston moving the switching valves, and a parallel plate valve structure for distributing the regeneration water, as to amount of flow, direction and timing. A two-way to one-way cam structure initiates the operation of a control cylinder which supplies soft water to the metering valve and the regeneration valve as and where needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Assignee: Charles E. Cates
    Inventor: Arthur G. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 4538999
    Abstract: A spinning toy having a hollow housing, a detachable cover, a cargo carrier in the housing, means responsive to attachment of the cover to engage first detent means, means for rotating the toy, means for retaining the cover on the housing as the toy is rotated, means responsive to centrifugal force for transferring the engagement to second detent means, and means responsive to a decrease in centrifugal force for disengaging the second detent means and means for ejecting the cover and cargo upon release of the second detent means; and a launcher that serves as means for retaining the cover on the housing during the transition from first to second detent means, the launcher having means for disengaging the toy and moving it away to spin freely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Assignee: Fun-Tech Products Company
    Inventor: Gerald J. Orlowski
  • Patent number: 4519711
    Abstract: The productive capacity of a drum heater and mixer for asphalt paving composition intended for processing recycled materials can be increased substantially by spraying a curtain of water vertically into the pathway of the raw material as it falls into the drum intake and before any substantial contacts with heated gases or flame and by spraying a curtain of water into the pathway of the heated gases and flame for controlling the temperature profile across the interior of the drum. The latter curtain of water is disposed at about thirty-five degrees to a plane perpendicular to the drum axis. Additional sprays of water downstream from the angular curtain of water may be supplied if necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1985
    Assignee: The Tanner Companies
    Inventors: Orval D. Gillen, John G. Healey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4508059
    Abstract: A herringbone feeding and milking stall is disclosed wherein a vertical feedbowl framework for each cow is rotatable between ingress, milking and egress positions and in so doing the ingress aisle is made wider in the ingress position, is made narrower in the milking position and urges the cow into the milking position and is made on intermediate width in the egress position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1985
    Assignee: Nielsen Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Bernard O. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4391549
    Abstract: The continuously extruding curb forming machine for roads, for example, may be equipped with a downwardly moving sharpened blade for use in the insertion of an expansion joint piece at appropriate intervals into the curb without stopping the operation of the machine while the expansion joint piece is inserted. The expansion joint piece may be well known felt material for this purpose and the inserting blade has a template attached thereto the surface of which conforms to the surface of the curb and thus to the surface of the expansion joint piece. As the blade moves into the partially cured concrete, the template forces the joint piece into the same concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1983
    Assignee: The Tanner Companies
    Inventor: Jesse L. Murray
  • Patent number: 4378790
    Abstract: A demountable solar oven includes a principal base upon which is mounted a secondary supporting base collar which contains the essential operating parts and which supports two removable arms at their base whose upper end form diametrically opposed pivots for receiving the appropriately disposed pivots of the cooking chamber. The food basket provided with similarly diametrically opposed pivots is disposed interiorly of the cooking chamber and by virtue of a weight disposed at the bottom thereof the wire basket always maintains a horizontal position irrespective of the angle of the oven itself. A transparent hemispherical cover including a shadow box indicator is disposed over the oven in the direction of the sun and a series of individual plate reflectors are hinged together by means of pins, a certain number of which pins are utilized to attach the reflectors to the oven rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1983
    Inventor: Samuel F. Erwin
  • Patent number: 4371994
    Abstract: A rotational indexing nozzle arrangement has been devised wherein positive and consistent indexing action takes place under the influence of the application of fluid pressure and its relief by the action of an indexing or biased spring which becomes relaxed during the first stage (outward) movement of the indexing of the rotational nozzle head and which bites in and holds thereby causing the nozzle head to rotate during the second stage (inward) movement of the discharge head. The extent of the incremental indexing is determined by the length and angle of the biasing spring, or member. For improved operation a bearing of the ball or roller type may be disposed at the inward end of the nozzle arrangement whereby the resistance of the closing spring to rotation of the nozzle head is lessened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1983
    Assignees: Lester R. Mathews, Lucien Warner, Water Circulation Patents, Inc.
    Inventor: Lester R. Mathews
  • Patent number: 4362127
    Abstract: In a herringbone stall apparatus efficiency of operation is achieved by having the stall, the feeding equipment and individual gates for each stall carried by a single supporting and reciprocatable structure. The gates are split with unequal sections and all gates are opened at one time and closed at one time. Each cow exits through its own gate and all cows exit at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Assignee: Nielsen Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Floyd P. Nielsen, Thomas A. Wallender
  • Patent number: 4358764
    Abstract: An optimum coupling unit for joining adjacent sections of coaxial cable and a coupled radiating antenna includes different diameters of the dielectric material, different diameters of central conductor and different values of the dielectric constant material in order to provide impedance matching at any section of the coupler including the coupled antenna to the impedance of the coaxial cable. The coupling unit is combined with the antenna as an integral unit. The antenna may be a dipole whose elements are coupled to the coupling unit through a parallel plate transmission line. Impedance matches are maintained at each coupling point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: Southwest Microwave, Inc.
    Inventors: James Cheal, Vincent J. McHenry
  • Patent number: 4338728
    Abstract: A mason's guide system which has at least a pair of elongate bodies that have telescoping extensions of the bodies are provided to engage a floor and ceiling. The bodies are provided with longitudinally adjustable measuring tapes and a moveable marker for precisely locating a line at the same indicia marks on the tapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1982
    Assignee: Castle Rock Enterprises
    Inventor: Rick R. Valead
  • Patent number: 4328487
    Abstract: An intrusion detection system includes a transmitter of wave energy at one end of a transmission line or coaxial cable, for example, and a receiver connected directly to the transmission line or a cable at the other end together with a series or discrete antennas uniformly spaced along the transmission line and relatively loosely coupled thereto. The coupling between the antennas and the transmission line or coaxial cable is determined to be of an optimum value and in such a system the sensitivity to an intrusion is the same along the length of the coaxial cable or transmission line for the same distance from the transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1982
    Assignee: Southwest Microwave, Inc.
    Inventor: James Cheal
  • Patent number: D268980
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1983
    Inventor: Samuel F. Erwin
  • Patent number: D273517
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1984
    Assignee: Aurora Soto
    Inventors: William F. Medlin, Aurora Soto