Patents Examined by Alex Grosz
  • Patent number: 4155608
    Abstract: A cabinet for the secure storage of a gun adapted to be mounted in the recess of a wall wherein an outer door of the said cabinet provides a disguised appearance of a decorative wall article. Directly behind the said outer door is a lockable transparent inner door whereby the user of the cabinet may conveniently inspect and display the contents thereof. An adjustable fixture inside of the cabinet retains the gun in a desired position and accommodates a range of styles and sizes of small guns. To allow quick access to the gun during day or night means are provided in said retention fixture for quick release of said gun and the interior of the cabinet is illuminated when the cabinet is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1979
    Inventor: Marc L. Orlewicz
  • Patent number: 4155611
    Abstract: A cabinet assembly which is particularly useful in storing small hardware items such as nuts, bolts, screws, and washers, includes a plurality of drawers and a unitary molded plastic cabinet. The unitary molded plastic cabinet has an open back, a front formed of a grid of horizontal and vertical cross bar defining openings for the drawers, slides extending rearwardly from the grid for receiving and supporting the drawers, and a flange in each of the openings which extends downward from a horizontal cross bar and acts as a stop for both inward and outward travel of the drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1979
    Assignee: DRI Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce W. Brekke, Jerald A. Morehouse
  • Patent number: 4154553
    Abstract: A method of reducing frost heave by increasing the viscosity of water in the ground. The viscosity of the water may be increased by the injection of carboxymethyl cellulose in an amount sufficient to increase the viscosity of the water by a factor of about 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1979
    Assignee: Seiken Reiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsutomu Takashi
  • Patent number: 4154492
    Abstract: Known furniture systems of the knock-down type are provided with improved connecting elements; i.e., hinge fixing plates, drawer slides, shelf supports and facing strips, which facilitate assembly and fabrication, increase stability and durability, and refine the appearance of the cabinet. The improved hinge fixing plate includes bearing bosses so arranged and structured as to accept conventionally available hinges in such manner as to permit adjusting of the cabinet door overhang. The improved drawer slide includes a longitudinal open-end rear slot and a transverse or vertical open-bottom forward slot spaced therefrom; the two slots cooperating to form an improved installation means. The shelf support bracket attaches to the side edge of a partial shelf having the rear section cut off to provide clearance for a lighting fixture. The shelf bracket uses countersunk holes to provide clearance between the heads of the attaching screws and the adjusting side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1979
    Assignee: Dunning, Ltd.
    Inventor: John M. Dunning, III
  • Patent number: 4152795
    Abstract: Portable apparatus to impart a rocking motion to a bed includes a first and second supporting members disposable adjacent to the bed ends and first and second elongated members respectively mounted pivotable at their centerpoints on the first and second supporting members. The bed is mounted on the elongated members so that it is supported between them, and a source of reciprocating motion, such as a hydraulic cylinder, is connected to one end of at least one of the elongated members to impart a rocking motion to the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1979
    Inventors: John Rodosta, Morris J. Weisler
  • Patent number: 4153313
    Abstract: A wall mounted storage locker comprising an upright hollow body having rear, side, top, and bottom walls, and upper and lower front wall panels that are removably mounted on the body. Each of the front wall panels has side flanges which overlap the body side walls and are spring urged by the resiliency of the panel material toward the side walls. Coacting stop shoulders are formed on portions of the panels and on the body side walls, the shoulders being engageable in positions of the panel flanges sprung toward the side walls, so as to releasably retain the panels on the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1979
    Assignee: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Propst
  • Patent number: 4152033
    Abstract: In order to reliably and safely secure a flexible container, such as a glove, to an opening in a housing, which opening is surrounded by a tubular stud projecting outwardly from the housing, the stub is provided with at least two grooves in its interior wall, each groove having an omegoid cross-section, and the flexible container is clamped in each groove by a clamping ring having a circular cross-section corresponding to that of the central portion of the cross-section of its associated groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Assignee: Gesellschaft fur Kernforschung m.b.H.
    Inventors: Manfred Ohlmeyer, Erich Windbuhl, Johann Pedrerol
  • Patent number: 4152034
    Abstract: Known furniture systems of the knock-down type are provided with improved connecting elements; i.e., hinge fixing plates, drawer slides, shelf supports and facing strips, which facilitate assembly and fabrication, increase stability and durability, and refine the appearance of the cabinet. The improved hinge fixing plate includes bearing bosses so arranged and structured as to accept conventionally available hinges in such manner as to permit adjusting of the cabinet door overhang. The improved drawer slide includes a longitudinal open-end rear slot and a transverse or vertical open-bottom forward slot spaced therefrom; the two slots cooperating to form an improved installation means. The shelf support bracket attaches to the side edge of a partial shelf having the rear section cut off to provide clearance for a lighting fixture. The shelf bracket uses countersunk holes to provide clearance between the heads of the attaching screws and the adjusting side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Assignee: Dunning, Ltd.
    Inventor: John M. Dunning, III
  • Patent number: 4150447
    Abstract: In a mattress construction, a first flexible bag having a first cavity encloses a separate second flexible bag having a second cavity and a separate third flexible bag having a third cavity and extending around the periphery of the second bag. A first valve extending through the first bag and the second bag provides means for filling the second cavity with water. A second valve extending through the first bag and the third bag provides means for filling the third bag with air. A third valve extending through the first bag provides means for bleeding air from the first cavity during the filling of the second and third cavities. A method for constructing the mattress includes steps for attaching the second bag and the third bag to the first bag during the construction of two subassemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1979
    Inventor: Curtis G. Miller
  • Patent number: 4149762
    Abstract: A pair of movable joined scissors are positioned between the base and dispenser table by being roller-guide connected thereto, and the main compression springs are tied to the scissors axis, and the scissors are centered by tension springs connected to the scissors and base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Assignee: AMF Incorporated
    Inventors: Frank C. Olsson, Francis A. Uliano
  • Patent number: 4149763
    Abstract: The easel box comprises a parallelepipedic casing on which are hingedly mounted at least three telescopic legs and a canvas supporting structure, said supporting structure comprising a panel structure having a planar face and four peripheral side ledges. Canvas supporting means comprises a T-square structure provided with upper securing means and slidably mounted on the side of said panel structure opposite to said plane face, and lower pivoting supporting means slidably mounted on said side ledges of said panel structure. T-square structure is entirely concealable within said panel structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Inventor: Maurice P. Delahaie
  • Patent number: 4148535
    Abstract: A system for constructing modular display and storage cases is disclosed in which the cases are built up from standard shelving. The shelving includes a vertical slot near the front face for engaging a selected mounting element, which in turn provide support for the door panels of the unit. Side panels are attached to complete the structure. Using the same shelves and mounting elements a wide variety of different display and storage case configurations can be constructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1979
    Assignee: Litton Business Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jay G. Fenwick
  • Patent number: 4147395
    Abstract: Bars are disclosed made of a minimum number of strong, readily available materials or parts, which can be manufactured at low cost and easily assembled, even by persons or purchasers of limited mechanical skill or experience, by following simple directions supplied with a carton package containing the parts, in a knock-down condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1979
    Assignee: Production Experts, Inc.
    Inventor: Allen W. Gale
  • Patent number: 4145777
    Abstract: An improved bed frame structure that includes initially separate headboard and footboard members, the legs of the headboard and footboard being connected by initially separate side rails. In the preferred embodiment, two tension rods are connected in an X-pattern between the side rails. The tension rods are sized, relative to their connection points with the side rails, so that the rods are maintained under tension, i.e., so that the side rails are slightly bowed inwardly when the frame is erected, thereby locking the headboard footboard and side rails into a tight bed frame configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1979
    Assignee: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated
    Inventors: Duane W. Potter, Joseph R. Thompson
  • Patent number: 4146277
    Abstract: A cap designed to provide a prolonged dehumidification of the contents of an associated container, an indication of the condition of the desiccant without exposing the contents, a rapid regeneration of the desiccant and a permanent isolation of the desiccant, by means of an inert, high isolation fiber, self-forming hermetic seals, and a high thermal conductivity case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1979
    Inventor: Dario S. Santoro
  • Patent number: 4146279
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cooler including a pair of laterally spaced storage compartments interconnected at their upper portions by an intermediate planar member. Each compartment may include a closure such as a pivotal door. The cooler may have an additional removable compartment for drawer-like mounting between the laterally spaced compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1979
    Inventor: Patrick E. Stahel
  • Patent number: 4145097
    Abstract: A data terminal for use with a viewing screen and comprising a holder for a keyboard, the holder being slidable in a direction perpendicular to a back of the desk between a working position with the keyboard holder in a recess in a front part of a desk top of the desk and a rest position with the keyboard holder closer to the back and beneath the desk top; a removable cover covering the recess in the rest position and removable from the rest position of the keyboard holder covered by a removable flap and through which opening the keyboard is operationally accessible in the rest position thereby leaving a substantial portion of the desk top clear for working space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Inventors: Ture P. A. Naess, Sven G. V. Larsson
  • Patent number: 4144601
    Abstract: The air ride sleeper of the present invention supports a mattress or cushion. The sleeper provides cushioned movement in both a vertical and horizontal front-to-rear direction, so that the effects of bumps, vibrations, and rapid acceleration or deceleration on the person lying or sitting on the cushion are minimized. In preferred embodiments, the vertical cushioning is provided by first and second air cushions while the horizontal cushioning is provided by first and second spring-loaded slides, which slide over first and second rails and are connected to the frame by first and second variable vertical supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Inventors: Alan J. Anderson, Anthony R. Hargreaves
  • Patent number: 4144603
    Abstract: A method of retaining a pillow in a pillow case which comprises forming a rectangular pillow case which is closed on three sides and has an opening extending along the fourth side and partially closing the fourth side at the edges of the opening to form retainer portions thereat which will contain the pillow in the pillow case. The retainer portions are formed along between about 21 and 37% of the length of the fourth side equally at the side edges to permit insertion of the pillow into the pillow case through the available opening when the pillow is inclined relative to the opening. The retainer portions retain the pillow in the pillow case and prevent removal therefrom unless the pillow is intentionally dislodged in the pillow case and oriented for removal through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Inventor: Alan L. Schaechter
  • Patent number: 4145098
    Abstract: An article of furnishing has a plurality of upstanding sheet panels and a substantially horizontal connecting panel removably connected to the upstanding panels. An upright adjacent each end of each upstanding panel is connected thereto by a sliding joint including at least one headed member on each upstanding panel for cooperation with a T-shaped opening in the upright. Advantageously, a substantially horizontal bottom panel is removably secured to bottom flanges on the upstanding panels by sliding fittings. A shelf having a pair of legs pivoted thereto for folding may be mounted on the bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Assignee: Hunt Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Robert L. Alexander