Patents Assigned to East/West Industries, Inc.
  • Patent number: 4074401
    Abstract: A snap assembly adapted to receive a cooperating buckle element is disclosed in which a base is provided having oppositely disposed front and rear ends with upper and lower surfaces intermediate the ends, and a hook is integrally formed with the front end of the base and extending inwardly in the direction of the rear end and terminating in a distal end. The hook having an inner surface bounding one side of the hook facing the upper surface of the base for forming an enclosure for receiving the buckle element therein. A flexible locking member is adapted to be moved relative to the inner surface of the hook, with the locking member having an outer end and an oppositely disposed free end. The outer end formed by a wall having one surface thereof extending in overlapping relationship with and secured to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1978
    Assignee: East/West Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic J. Spinosa, Frank Knoll
  • Patent number: 4027386
    Abstract: This invention provides a cutting implement having supporting means with a blade having a sharp cutting edge extending from one side thereof, with handle means pivotally connected to the supporting means and extending around the cutting edge in the closed position of the implement. The cutting surface of the blade is exposed by the user gripping the supporting means or the handle means and by pivoting the handle means away from the supporting member, or visa versa, about to open the implement. By providing the cutting surface in a completely enclosed position when not in use, no injury could occur to the user.When the cutting implement is not in use, the handle means extends in overlapping relation to the supporting means and the exposed portion of the blade extends within chamber means extending within the handle means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1977
    Assignee: East/West Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic J. Spinosa, Edward R. Camillucci
  • Patent number: 4024828
    Abstract: This invention is for a portable signaling device which provides the user with the ability to accurately position the device in a manner to be assured that the reflections from the mirror-like surface forming a part of the signaling device are directed at the target. The signaling device includes signaling means having a plate with a surface to reflect the rays of the sun and sighting means maintained in spaced relation to the signaling means. An aperture is provided on the signaling means and the sighting means through which the user can view the target to obtain proper alignment and in turn maximum reflection from the mirror-like surface to the target. In addition, the reflective surface of the signaling means includes a set of cross hairs which are adapted to be reflected onto the sighting means such that the reflective set of cross hairs can be maintained in alignment with the aperture on the sighting means to maintain a proper alignment therebetween for maximum transmission of the signal to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1977
    Assignee: East/West Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Knoll, John Robert Ryan
  • Patent number: 3994666
    Abstract: A fire start unit having all the necessary elements for creating a flame to ignite a material such as wood. The unit includes hollow housing means with removable closure means at each end of the housing means with igniter means manually operated by the user at one end of the housing means to create a spark after the safety means has been removed. Contained within the hollow casing at the opposite end is removable tinder means consisting of a first flame means and a second flame means. The unit in operational use ignites the first flame means by a spark generated by the igniter means which in turn ignites the second flame means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1976
    Assignee: East/West Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic Joseph Spinosa, George Skridul
  • Patent number: 3950826
    Abstract: A seat belt system is disclosed for mounting relative to the seat assembly of a vehicle which includes one or more harness restraint adjuster devices having retaining means including a pair of cooperating clamping members for engagement with opposite sides of the webbing belt. The clamping members are normally closed on the belt to anchor it in a fixed position, but manual release means allows for disengagement of the clamping members to vary the length of the seat belt system. The belt is free to move within the restraint adjuster in one direction without any need to utilize the release means, and the retaining means automatically reclamps itself against the belt when the adjustment is completed.Guide means including spaced apart fixed bearing surfaces are assembled to side members of the support means and are so located as to limit the forward translation of the clamping members while there is tension in the springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1976
    Assignee: East/West Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Knoll, George Skridul
  • Patent number: D243072
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1977
    Assignee: East/West Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic J. Spinosa, John Robert Ryan