Patents Examined by Alfred R. Guest
  • Patent number: 4118959
    Abstract: An improved hide processing machine has a hide-treating drum supported for rotation about a central longitudinal axis to retain and tumble hides and treating fluids at a closed end of the drum. The drum includes helical partition means extending across the interior of the drum and spirally along the drum axis from its closed end toward its open end, thereby dividing the drum into at least two longitudinally-extending spiral compartments. The partition means prevents movement of hides from one such compartment to another during rotation of the drum, and includes fluid-transmitting openings for free movement of treating fluid between such compartments. The helical partition means can provide a conveying force for retaining or discharging such hides when the drum is rotated in an appropriate direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1978
    Assignee: S. B. Foot Tanning Company
    Inventor: Richard G. Waite
  • Patent number: 4115934
    Abstract: An innersole for shoes formed of a plastic material having an interior fluid tight main chamber, a quantity of liquid to be placed within the main chamber with the innersole being permanently sealed to prevent leakage of the liquid exteriorly of the innersole, the innersole having a sealed peripheral edge to contain the liquid, the innersole including totally enclosed liquid containing second chambers, the second chambers having a sealed periphery within said main chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1978
    Inventor: John M. Hall
  • Patent number: 4114297
    Abstract: A new and improved cinch-type closure is provided for athletic footwear. The closure serves the combined functions of securing the athletic footwear in comfort to the wearer's foot, maintaining the primary shoe fastener, i.e., tied laces, tightly intact, and contributing to the overall support of the wearer's arch. Specifically, the cinch-type closure of the invention utilizes a pair of hooked and looped fastening tapes of the "Velcro" type for locking the cooperative cinching elements, namely, a cinching strap and a mating cinch anchor, and these elements are arranged to form an integral part of the improved athletic footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1978
    Assignee: Famolare, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph P. Famolare, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4110847
    Abstract: A rapidly attachable and adjustable safety buckle for a chin strap of a protective helmet having a catch rotatably fixed to the helmet, a hook having one end attached to the chin strap and the other end terminating in a special protuberance, the catch having a cavity therein for receiving the specially shaped protuberance, and means for biasing the buckle toward a closed position with the protuberance being locked into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1978
    Assignee: Regie Nationale des Usines Renault
    Inventor: Alain Dera
  • Patent number: 4104743
    Abstract: Device for a safety helmet with ear mufflers, where each ear muffler is mounted on an arm which is mounted on the helmet pivotally in a plane parallel to the longitudinal direction of the helmet. The mufflers with arms are also pivotal in a plane across the longitudinal direction of the helmet, adjustable from a noise-deadening position where the mufflers are against the ears, to an out-swung and stopped position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1978
    Inventor: Erik Bottger
  • Patent number: 4104772
    Abstract: A roll of the type which is used in a paper machine has an inner roll body covered with a plurality of strips. The strips include pairs of strip portions situated one next to the other along the roll body and covering the outer surface thereof. Each pair of strip portions extends through 360.degree. around the roll body with each pair of strip portions including one strip portion at least part of which circumferentially surrounds and overlaps at least part of the other of each pair of strip portions. This one of each pair of strip portions circumferentially presses radially inwardly against at least said part of the other of each pair of strip portions to press the other of each pair of strip portions against the outer surface of the roll body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1978
    Assignee: Valmet Oy
    Inventor: Vaino Sailas
  • Patent number: 4104739
    Abstract: A kit for converting a conventional necktie to a pre-knotted tie that is attached to the neck of a wearer by detachable hook and eye fasteners. The kit includes two flexible strips, each fitted with one mating section of a detachable fastener and each formed on its underside with an adhesive coating so that a necktie, properly knotted in place about the neck of a user may be cut along the neck strap section and each of the strips then fastened to the opposed cut ends of the neck strap. The kit also includes a disc coated on both sides with a self-adhering adhesive which may be fastened in place under a folded knot section of the tie to hold the knot section in shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1978
    Assignee: The Raymond Lee Organization, Inc.
    Inventor: John P. Burger
  • Patent number: 4104773
    Abstract: A roll manufacturing method and roll, particularly for paper machines, wherein an inner roll body is surrounded by a strip having circumferential portions such as windings which engage and extend outwardly from an exterior surface of the inner roll body with the successive windings or circumferential strip portions engaging each other so that the engaging side surfaces of successive strip turns define an interface between themselves. The side surfaces of the strip are formed with registering grooves which thus define a bore extending across the interface, and an elongated interlocking member is situated in the latter bore so as to interlock the successive turns or circumferential strip portions against radial displacement outwardly away from the inner roll body. The interlocking member preferably has a fluid-tight sealing engagement with the groove surfaces which define the bore which receives the interlocking member, so that the interlocking member also forms a moisture barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1978
    Assignee: Valmet Oy
    Inventor: Vaino Sailas
  • Patent number: 4103361
    Abstract: An outerwear coat or jacket is provided with a removable liner whereby the liner has fastener means spaced from the edges of the liner adapted to engage mating fastener means on the edges of the outer shell so as to leave marginal panels projecting from the front edge of the outer shell to effectively increase the overall girth of the outerwear when the liner is fitted to the outer shell such that the internal girth is the same when the outer shell is worn with the liner as when the outer shell is worn independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: Evin Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyman Carmen
  • Patent number: 4103438
    Abstract: Foot protector for use in safety footwear, shaped of a plastic material that is adapted to the shape of the foot, and being preferably of the polycarbonate type. The protector comprises a toe cap and an instep cap, with a lower part that is shaped so as to be secured to the sole of the footwear, to prevent the foot protector from penetrating into the sole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Inventor: Frode Fron
  • Patent number: 4103406
    Abstract: A split type sectional forming roll in which a split roll is formed at least two roll segments, a separating line of a roll segment to have an acute angle in a roll segment section adjacent to a side portion of another roll segment has an angle to a vertical line which is perpendicular to a roll shaft in outer peripheral portion and a separating line parallel to the above described vertical line in inner peripheral portion.Thereby the roll segments prevents damages of roll such as breakage or chipping out so that this split type sectional forming roll has a longer life sharply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuneo Ito, Tatuya Hashiba, Takesi Inoue, Kunihiro Nagata
  • Patent number: 4102025
    Abstract: A controlled deflection roll is disclosed comprising a roll shell rotatable about a stationary beam and at least one hydrostatic support element therebetween. The support element is in the form of a piston tiltably guided in a cylindrical bore formed in the beam and the roll is provided with a seal for sealing off the intermediate space between the piston and the wall of the bore. The seal includes a sealing member disposed in a circumferential groove formed in the wall of the bore which is in seal-tight engagement with the piston and is support on at least one of its sides by an annular support member positioned in the groove and extending part way into the intermediate space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Assignee: Escher Wyss Limited
    Inventor: Rolf Lehmann
  • Patent number: 4101983
    Abstract: A protective helmet for use particularly by the rider of a two-wheeled vehicle, having an upper rigid shell joined to a semi-rigid shell of plastic material, the latter having extensions over the regions of a wearer's ears. An interior shock absorbing element is composed of two parts, the upper part extending frontwardly and rearwardly as far as the lower part, which is ring-like in form and extends around the entire lower interior part of the head, to provide protection in the rear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Assignee: Regie Nationale des Usines Renault
    Inventors: Alain Dera, Marcel Goupy
  • Patent number: 4102062
    Abstract: A safety boot has a lower foot receiving portion incorporating wearer instep protection in the form of a relatively rigid inverted U-shaped guard of hard non-brittle synthetic plastics material extending over the metatarsal region of the wearer's foot and downwardly at opposite sides to terminate in edges in substantial abutment with the sole whereby impact and crushing forces are transmitted substantially straight down the sides to be distributed and absorbed along the sole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Assignee: Chromalloy American Corporation
    Inventor: Richard R. Adams
  • Patent number: 4102061
    Abstract: A shoe has an insole, an outsole, and a midsole situated between the insole and outsole, with a wedge member being situated between the midsole and outsole at a heel region thereof and extending from the heel region toward an arch region thereof. This wedge member is formed with at least one opening situated at the heel region and extending downwardly from the midsole toward the outsole with the midsole and insole both having sufficient flexibility to extend at least partly into said opening in response to receiving the weight of the wearer of the shoe, so that the shoe can adapt itself to the shape of the foot of the wearer and contribute toward uniform support for the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Assignee: Karhu-Titan Oy
    Inventor: Seppo Saaristo
  • Patent number: 4102026
    Abstract: The invention provides a mechanism attachable to a rolling pin such as is used by bakers in the working of dough, the present mechanism having an edge member closely adjacent the cylindrical working surface of the rolling pin and extending longitudinally along the length of said pin. The edge member of the present mechanism acts to strip dough from the rolling pin during rolling of the dough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Inventor: Ralph G. DeMasi
  • Patent number: 4100625
    Abstract: Helmets and other articles are made reflective through the use of coatings which include retroreflective platelet particles cut from a larger retroreflective sheeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Chi Fang Tung
  • Patent number: 4100771
    Abstract: A method of, and apparatus for, flexibilizing or softening leather or like materials wherein opposite marginal regions or lines of at least one area section of the piece of material to be worked and extending at least partially over such piece of material are moved periodically in relation to each other. This relative movement comprises or consists of a movement component directed parallel to the plane of said piece of material. This can be achieved by means of at least two tools moved appropriately in relation to each other and acting on the material by imposing an alternating deformation thereon comprising a movement component parallel to the plane of the piece of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Inventor: Jiri Dokoupil
  • Patent number: 4100686
    Abstract: A shoe sole construction is provided with a flexible bladder which is only partially filled with a non-compressible fluid. Preferably the fluid is water. The partially filled water bladder allows the water to flow from one portion of the bladder to other portions of the bladder during the walking cycle to provide proper support and maximum comfort and stability for the wearer of the shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Inventors: Thomas E. Sgarlato, Gary A. Eston, Thomas E. Freeman
  • Patent number: RE29758
    Abstract: A sewing machine installation with a reinforced hem forming device for automatically forming a hem, reinforced by an integrated reinforcing strip, along an edge of a material blank as the blank is conveyed forwardly through the forming device to a stitching station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1978
    Assignee: Cluett, Peabody & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Rockerath, Harold J. Schreck