Patents Assigned to National-Standard Company
  • Patent number: 7191968
    Abstract: A coiled supply of welding wire in combination with a container. The container has a main body defining an upwardly opening receptacle with bottom wall and a radially inwardly facing surface on a peripheral wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall. The container has a top opening for accessing the coiled supply of welding wire within the receptacle. The container has a lid that at least partially blocks the top opening. The lid has a guide opening through which a free end of the welding wire is directed from the receptacle to externally thereof and through which the welding wire in the coiled supply of welding wire is drawn to cause the welding wire to pay off of the coiled supply of welding wire. The lid has a wall with a downwardly facing surface portion that is substantially flat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: National Standard Company
    Inventor: Dieter Kuper
  • Patent number: 6054647
    Abstract: A grid material for incorporation with a molded housing to provide electromagnetic and radio frequency shielding is described. The unitary grid material includes a calendered and annealed nickel-coated grid material containing between about 1 to 20 percent by weight nickel. Methods of making the unitary grid material are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: National-Standard Company
    Inventor: Jerry W. Ridener
  • Patent number: 5971308
    Abstract: A wire dereeling assembly for the continuous removal of wire from adjacent reels of wire includes a frame assembly positioned above the reels and located substantially perpendicular to a centerline extending through the reel axis of each of the reels and a guide member slidably mounted to the frame member and operable between a first position substantially coaxial with the reel axis of one of the reels and a second position where the guide member is positioned substantially coaxial with the reel axis of the other adjacent reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: National-Standard Company
    Inventor: Norman B. Boulton
  • Patent number: 5728490
    Abstract: A three-dimensional substrate material for use in constructing battery electrodes comprises a sintered matrix material selected from the group consisting of reticulated metal foams, conductive fibers and metal powder compacts, and a porous covering layer of a polymeric mesh material, flexible metal screen or metal fibers, bonded to at least one surface of the matrix material to retain the sintered matrix material substantially within the planar surface of the surface of matrix material during spiral-wounding of the chemically loaded matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Assignee: National-Standard Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Edgington, James A. Stepro, Harold J. Wissell, Scott A. Lundberg
  • Patent number: 5722134
    Abstract: A three-dimensional substrate material for use in constructing battery electrodes comprises a sintered matrix material selected from the group consisting of reticulated metal foams, conductive fibers and metal powder compacts, and a porous covering layer of a polymeric mesh material, flexible metal screen or metal fibers, bonded to at least one surface of the matrix material to retain the sintered matrix material substantially within the planar surface of the surface of matrix material during spiral-wounding of the chemically loaded matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: National-Standard Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Edgington, James A. Stepro, Harold J. Wissell, Scott A. Lundberg
  • Patent number: 5589301
    Abstract: A three-dimensional substrate material for use in constructing battery electrodes comprises a sintered matrix material selected from the group consisting of reticulated metal foams, conductive fibers and metal powder compacts, and a porous covering layer of a polymeric mesh material, flexible metal screen or metal fibers, bonded to at least one surface of the matrix material to retain the sintered matrix material substantially within the planar surface of the surface of matrix material during spiral-wounding of the chemically loaded matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: National-Standard Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Edgington, James A. Stepro, Harold J. Wissell, Scott A. Lundberg
  • Patent number: 5588372
    Abstract: A stackable storing and dispensing apparatus for reels of wire includes a pallet structure having reinforced corners posts with selected corner posts including complimentary engageable members mounted to the upper and lower ends of the corner posts and extending between selected corner posts. The complimentary engageable members mounted to the ends of the corner posts are structurally arranged to provide nesting and stacking of the dispensing apparatus when one pallet structure is positioned on top of another pallet structure. The dispensing apparatus includes a restraining member which locks the vertically orientated reels of wire within the pallet structure and which is movable to an open position which permits removal of the reels of wire from the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: National-Standard Company
    Inventor: Patrick J. Kelly
  • Patent number: 5141033
    Abstract: Rubberless tire bead assemblies are disclosed, containing either a single wire element or multiple wire elements wound about an axis to provide a plurality of convolutions of the single wire or multiple wire elements to provide the bead hoop and shape-retaining members engaging the bead hoop about the circumference of the bead hoop to retain the bead assembly in a planar configuration. Rubber tire bead assemblies having wire termination ends positioned internally or externally with respect to the bead assembly and methods of making these bead assemblies are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Assignee: National-Standard Company
    Inventor: Doyle W. Rausch
  • Patent number: 5141032
    Abstract: Rubberless tire bead assemblies are disclosed, containing either a single wire element or multiple wire elements wound about an axis to provide a plurality of convolutions of the single wire or multiple wire elements to provide the bead hoop and shape-retaining members engaging the bead hoop about the circumference of the bead hoop to retain the bead assembly in a planar configuration. Apparatus for forming the rubberless bead assemblies are disclosed which include bead formers and applicator devices for applying shape-retaining components to the formed bead assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Assignee: National-Standard Company
    Inventor: Doyle W. Rausch
  • Patent number: 4987288
    Abstract: An iron based filler wire is described for use in gas shielded arc welding and includes between about 0.05 to 0.09 weight percent carbon, 1.10 to 1.40 weight percent manganese, 0.70 to 1.00 weight percent silicon, 0.00 to 0.025 weight percent phosphorus, 0.00 to 0.225 weight percent sulfur and 0.0 to 0.3 weight percent copper. The obtained weldment produced in CO.sub.2 shielding gas possesses an average Charpy V-notch impact value of at least 45 ft.-lbs. at -20.degree. F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1991
    Assignee: National-Standard Company
    Inventor: Donald W. Yonker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4986279
    Abstract: A localization needle assembly includes an outer tubular cannula and a reinforced needle structure slidably mounted for movement within the outer cannula between extended and retracted portions, the needle structure defining a rearwardly extending barb which is contained within the outer cannula when the inner needle is extended while the surgeon locates a lesion. When the inner needle is retracted, the barb is deployed through an opening in the sidewall of the outer cannula for anchoring the localization needle assembly in body tissue in the proximity of the lesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1991
    Assignee: National-Standard Company
    Inventor: William J. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 4971490
    Abstract: A flexible guide wire for use in the placement of a surgical instrument or the like within a human or animal body includes an elongated shaft with a coil spring mounted on its distal end, the shaft being tapered at its distal end to enhance its flexibility, and the shaft having a stepped down portion near its distal end defining a reduced diameter portion for the shaft which is less than the inner diameter of the coil spring to facilitate attachment of the coil spring thereto while providing a smooth transition between the shaft and the coil spring at their junction point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Assignee: National Standard Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 4938437
    Abstract: Rubberless tire bead assemblies are disclosed, containing either a single wire element or multiple wire elements wound about an axis to provide a plurality of convolutions of the single wire or multiple wire elements to provide the bead hoop and shape-retaining members engaging the bead hoop about the circumference of the bead hoop to retain the bead assembly in a planar configuration. Rubber tire bead assemblies having wire termination ends positioned internally or externally with respect to the bead assembly and methods of making these bead assemblies are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: National Standard Company
    Inventor: Doyle W. Rausch
  • Patent number: 4820563
    Abstract: Weftless and single wire tire bead assemblies are disclosed where at least one of the termination ends of the weftless layer or of the single wire bead are mechanically deformed or heat treated. Tire bead assemblies are disclosed where a cushion or wedge means is positioned either between the termination end and the body of the bead assemblies are positioned adjacent the termination ends and the body of the bead assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: National-Standard Company
    Inventor: Doyle W. Rausch
  • Patent number: 4799495
    Abstract: A localization needle assembly includes an outer tubular cannula and an inner needle slidably mounted for movement within the outer cannula between extended and retracted portions, the needle having a pointed tip which projects from the front end of the assembly when the needle is extended while the surgeon locates a lesion. When the tip is retracted, a barb, which is secured to the needle, is deployed through an opening in the sidewall of the outer cannula when the needle is retracted, the barb anchoring the needle assembly in body tissue in the proximity of the lesion. Detachable handles are provided for locking the inner needle and outer cannula together and to facilitate extension and retraction of the needle. In one embodiment, the outer cannula has a helical screw tip for securing the needle assembly to a body organ or body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Assignee: National Standard Company
    Inventors: Irwin F. Hawkins, George A. Rafferty, Jr., Mark C. Hawkins, Jeffrey S. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 4701154
    Abstract: A laminated reinforcing material structure provides the reinforcement for a reinforced belt assembly. A method of manufacturing laminated reinforced belt assemblies is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1987
    Assignee: National Standard Company
    Inventor: Doyle W. Rausch
  • Patent number: 4681558
    Abstract: A reinforced belt assembly or construction which utilizes a reinforcing material comprised of a reinforcing member portion possessing a high Young's modulus discontinuous throughout the length of the reinforcing material and a carrier member portion extending the length of the reinforcing material. The carrier member portion facilitates transport and winding of the reinforcing material about a forming mandel during manufacture and facilitates cutting of the belt assembly from the cured reinforced sleeve material such that the high Young's modulus member does not emerge from the cut sidewalls of the belt assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Assignee: National Standard Company
    Inventor: Doyle W. Rausch
  • Patent number: 4600622
    Abstract: A screen for separating and classifying smaller particles from larger particles of a particulate substance wherein the screen is of a planar configuration and made from a slab of synthetic material. The screen includes a plurality of spaced perforations formed by cutting the slab with a pressurized stream of fluid, which method of forming produces perforations of highly uniform configuration and dimensions, particularly when the slab is a composite comprising plural layers of different synthetic materials. The perforations are configured to compensate for foreshortening of their top openings and accelerated wear tendencies during use of the screen in an inclined disposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Assignee: National-Standard Company
    Inventors: James D. Carlson, Stephen L. Colucci
  • Patent number: 4519192
    Abstract: In a crop cutting apparatus having a cutterbar and attached sickle sections, an integrated hold-down sickle guard protects the sickle sections from damage and maintains them in proper spaced relation relative to complementary cutting edges for optimum cutting action. The hold-down sickle guard eliminates the need for separate sickle section hold-down plates positioned along the length of the cutterbar and provides a sickle section retaining arrangement of increased strength for every sickle section permitting the linearly arranged, coupled reciprocating sickle sections to be held in close cutting cooperation with associated complementary cutting edges along the entire width of the cutterbar. The hold-down sickle guard includes integral upper and lower sections with a generally horizontal slot located therebetween within which a sickle section is movably positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1985
    Assignee: National-Standard Company
    Inventors: Fred H. Oppenhuisen, Frank O. Allee
  • Patent number: 4468266
    Abstract: A continuously operating bead filler assembly system for forming filler material on top of a tire bead includes a multiple station assembly machine having at least one station for placing the bead and positioning the filler material in cylindrical form adjacent the bead and at least one station for forming and rotating the filler material on top of the bead. The multiple station assembly machine is used in conjunction with a rubber extruder, which continuously extrudes the filler material onto an accumulator, which delivers the filler material to a cutting and measuring device which cuts the filler material in predetermined lengths for deposit of the filler material in cylindrical form onto accumulator station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1984
    Assignee: National-Standard Company
    Inventors: Leon J. Cole, Edwin E. Mallory, Hugh Bourassa