Patents Represented by Attorney Walter J. Blenko, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5645146
    Abstract: A suitcase has a retractable pull handle. The suitcase includes parallel front and back panels and a wall member which combine to define an enclosed volume. A rigid pull handle is mounted in juxtaposition to the top portion of the wall member. Rollers are mounted on the bottom portion of the wall member opposite the pull handle. The pull handle is extendable to pulling position extending generally parallel to the front and back panels. In the extended position, the pull handle is operable to enable a user to roll the suitcase across a surface on the rollers with the weight of the suitcase being distributed between the rollers and the pull handle. The pull handle is retractable into the inside of the suitcase when not in use. In the retracted position, the gripping member of the pull handle is received into a handle receptacle recessed into the top portion of the wall member. A closure secures the pull handle inside the handle receptacle to prevent accidental extension of the pull handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: Airway Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David Bieber, Hyun S. Kim, Richard L. Conrad, John N. Gualtieri
  • Patent number: 5626181
    Abstract: Apparatus for removing burrs from flame cut steel slabs including multiple deburring pistons extendably mounted in a piston body. Pressurization of the piston body causes extension of the pistons, while rotation of the piston body positions the deburring pistons at an inclined angle with respect to the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Gega Corporation
    Inventors: Horst K. Lotz, Matthias Lotz
  • Patent number: 5597030
    Abstract: Apparatus for removing burrs from flame cut steel slabs having a rotating shaft and burr knocking members loosely mounted on the shaft for impact removal of the burrs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignee: Gega Corporation
    Inventors: Horst K. Lotz, Mattias Lotz
  • Patent number: 5429150
    Abstract: The application discloses a continuous flow steam condensate removal device for use in a steam condensate removal system of a type which includes a steam condensate line, a Y-strainer for removing debris from the steam condensate line, and a condensate return line. The condensate removal device is an elongated unitary one-piece body having an entrance end, an entrance passageway, an intermediate passageway, an exit passageway, and an exit end. The intermediate passageway includes a cylindrical venturi tube, which is adjacent an exit of the entrance passageway, and a downstream cylindrical discharge-transition passageway which is adjacent an exit of the venturi tube. The downstream cylindrical discharge-transition passageway has a diameter larger than a diameter of the venturi tube and a length larger than a length of the venturi tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1995
    Inventor: H. Kenneth Siefers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5388470
    Abstract: The centrifugal force drive machine for generating force in a controlled direction is provided. The machine includes a machine frame having a shaft mounted thereto for rotation about its axis. The drive mechanism is provided to rotate the shaft about its axis. At least one mass is mounted on the shaft for rotation therewith. Each mass has a center of gravity which is moveable radially with respect to the shaft between the position in which the mass is rotationally balanced about the shaft and a position in which the mass is unbalanced. A control member in an operative connection between the mass and the frame is provided to constrain radial movement of the mass between the balanced position and the unbalanced position during each revolution thereof. When a mass is in the unbalanced position, the centrifugal force generated by the rotation of the mass is transmitted to the control member, thereby generating a linear force in the controlled direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1995
    Inventor: Richard O. Marsh, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5388774
    Abstract: The application discloses a cutter member for use in a scrap reduction mill of the type which includes a rotating vertical shaft in a tapered shell. The cutter member is a unitary planar structure carrying cutter assemblies and having a central opening sized to fit and surround the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1995
    Inventor: Daniel M. Zizzo
  • Patent number: 5357938
    Abstract: A fuel supply control for an internal combustion engine designed to run on gaseous fuel (LPG or CNG) utilizes a feedback loop from a lambda sensor in the exhaust gases to a moving coil (82) mounted on a diaphragm (34) of a diaphragm-actuated valve (24) controlling the flow of gaseous fuel to the engine. The coil (82) is similar to the speaker coil of an audio speaker, and moves concentrically of a fixed permanent ring magnet (86) to impart a variable bias on the diaphragm(34) in accordance with the oxygen content of the exhaust gas stream as sensed by the lambda sensor, to control the fuel or air-and-fuel supply to the engine in accordance with desired engine operation parameters. The control has a sufficiently rapid and positive response that it can maintain the free oxygen content in the exhaust gases at substantially 2% for continuous operation of a catalytic exhaust purifier at or nearly at optimum efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1994
    Assignee: Green Power International Limited
    Inventors: Timothy J. Bedford, John W. Kirkland
  • Patent number: 5355696
    Abstract: The specification discloses pollution control equipment for pollution generating industrial processes. A containment structure confines pollutants within the structure from which they are removed by cleaning equipment. An absorption refrigeration system removes heat from containment structure for co-generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Inventor: Aubrey C. Briggs
  • Patent number: 5350046
    Abstract: A suitcase having a pull handle. The pull handle is rotatably affixed to the suitcase with a bracket means to assist the user of the suitcase in pulling same across a flat surface in upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1994
    Assignee: Airway Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Falloon, Hyun S. Kim
  • Patent number: 5308063
    Abstract: An adjustable golf club is provided having an elongated handle which is secured to a club head support, the club head support being pivotally secured to a club head. The club head has a planar striking face and a bottom surface. The pivotal axis at which the club head and the club head support are connected is perpendicular to the striking face. The pivotal connection permits the angular orientation between the handle and the bottom surface of the club head to be varied within a plane that is generally parallel to the striking face. A detent engaging the club head and club head support maintains the desired angular orientation between the handle and the bottom surface of the club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Inventor: John Vendur
  • Patent number: 5308042
    Abstract: Use of a mass flow cock with control units and pressure reducing systems results in an even output at changing exit dimensions respectively nozzle exit bores by an automatic balancing of the process volumes, reduces thereby the equipment expenditure and increases the maintenance intervals. This mass flow cock operates using a large pressure difference and an exact adjustment of a special cock piece at two diaphragms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: GeGa Corporation
    Inventors: Horst K. Lotz, Glyndwr Manning, Mattias Lotz
  • Patent number: 5301443
    Abstract: An advertisement display device for use on the handle of a shopping cart is provided. The device has a versatile display area on which a set of inner advertisement frames and one larger, outer advertisement frame are located. Advertisement sheets may be removably mounted in the frames. Fastening members are provided for clamping the multipiece device onto the handle of an existing shopping cart without disturbing the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Inventor: Leon M. Gori
  • Patent number: 5286005
    Abstract: By means of an extended nozzle head having several excentrical nozzle receptions although the cutting oxygen is in line with the cutting jet bores, rotation of the nozzle head or of the total lower part of the burner can bring the working cutting nozzle into correspondence with a determined cutting line; being manifold equipped the thickness of a sample slice can be between two cutting nozzles selected by rotation or a spare nozzle can be put into operation quickly in case of breakdown. The nozzles for sample cutting or replacement are covered behind a protection plate against splash and flames. The protection plate can serve as well as a guide for a save pilot flame. The flexible connection of the adjustable burner and its gas supply is performed by metallic piping accordingly shaped and dimensioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1994
    Assignee: GeGa Corporation
    Inventors: Horst K. Lotz, Mattias Lotz
  • Patent number: 5261787
    Abstract: A water turbine is shown having a water transition member in the form of a partial cone which is positioned on the downstream side of the turbine runner. The cone is mounted independently of rotation of the turbine member and may be rotated by a motor. The partial cone may have ridges or blades which may be retractable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Assignee: Impsa International, Inc.
    Inventor: Genadiy M. Morgunov
  • Patent number: 5251611
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for conducting exploratory procedures is disclosed. The apparatus includes a flexible steerable device which may alternately be stiffened along its entire length or a portion thereof and relaxed in order to effect movement of the device through a subject, such as the gut of a patient. The apparatus preferably comprises a pair of concentric conduits and is used by inserting the device into the subject, at least one of the concentric conduits being stiffenable. One of the conduits may be stiffened, acting as a guide for the other conduit. One conduit may be made flexible to be steered into the subject or follow the path prescribed by the other conduit or the path of least resistance. The device this minimizes the force exerted on the walls of the gut or other containment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Inventors: Wendell E. Zehel, Dwight M. Baumann, William B. Brenner
  • Patent number: 5213285
    Abstract: An aircraft tire and an associated landing gear apparatus which rotate a wheel of a landing aircraft prior to contact between the wheel and a runway. The tire possesses an array of projections which have a forward face for catching air and which are molded into the tire in at least one channel circling the tire tread on at least one sidewall of the tire. The tire preferably possesses one or more belts underneath those projections situated in channels to protect the integrity of the tire's shape. A landing gear apparatus which may be used in conjunction with the aircraft tire comprises a duct mounted adjacent to the tire which receives air, reroutes it, and releases it into at least some of the forward faces of the projections so as to effect a further forward rotational force on the tire and wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Inventor: John J. Stanko
  • Patent number: 5198178
    Abstract: A continuous casting slab cutting apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus permits a slab to be cut from a strand of continuous casting using a synchronized strand cutting machine. A slab roller table having a set of slab rollers is positioned such that as the strand cutting machine passes over the moving strand, the cutting burner is never positioned over any of the slab rollers. Also disclosed is a system for containing and removing smoke and other gases generated by the cutting process from the strand cutting area. The containment system includes partitions and plates as well as ventilation ducts positioned at various areas within the cutting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Assignee: GeGa Corporation
    Inventors: Horst K. Lotz, Glyndwr Manning
  • Patent number: 5193055
    Abstract: A system for producing accounting statements. A standard category code listing is developed and entered into a computer data bank. Data are entered from blank statements and check book entries in accordance with the standard category code listing, and accounting statements are printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Inventors: Gordon T. Brown, Richard H. Scherer
  • Patent number: 5187866
    Abstract: A cam shaft in which a shaft member is formed by drawing a length of tubing over a mandrel and through a die. A second length of tubing is drawn to a larger diameter and is then shaped to form cam members which are attached to the shaft member. Circular journal members may be formed in the same manner and attached to the shaft member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1993
    Assignee: Copperweld Corporation
    Inventor: John P. Rhoades
  • Patent number: D341295
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Inventor: Ivan Thorpe