Patents Examined by Casmir A. Nunberg
  • Patent number: 4321716
    Abstract: This invention relates to convertible seat-bed assemblies. More particularly it relates to such seat-bed assemblies having linkage means supporting the seat and back supports from a base structure for movement between a seating position and a bed position. Because of the use of simple linkage only, this invention is more economical to manufacture and lighter in weight than the prior art convertible seat-beds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1982
    Inventor: Fred J. Shrock
  • Patent number: 4306322
    Abstract: A bed assembly (10a) is disclosed. The bed assembly (10a) includes an air mattress (32a) for supporting a human body in a generally prone position. The air mattress (32a) has an overall firmness determined by the amount of air in the air mattress. A port for admitting and releasing air to and from the air mattress (32a) is formed through the air mattress (32a). A box spring support structure (12a) holds the air mattress above a surface. A mechanism (44a) is provided for adjusting the overall firmness of the air mattress (32a) by adjusting the amount of air pressure in the air mattress (32a). The adjusting mechanism (44a) includes a bladder or balloon (48a-54a) for containing a quantity of air and a mechanism (56a) for transferring air between the air mattress (32a) and the bladder (48a-54a) to adjust the relative volume of the air mattress and the bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1981
    Assignee: Dial-A-Firm, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Young, Emil S. Swenson
  • Patent number: 4292698
    Abstract: A convertible sofa-bed unit for a vehicle in which a back section is mounted on a seat section and is moveable from an upright position near the rear of the seat section to a horizontal position in front of the seat section, and a device is provided for preventing the movement of said back toward the forward edge of the seat in response to a sudden forward lurching of the back section. The strap is preferably connected at one end to the rear of the back section near the upper edge thereof and is wound on a ratchet controlled reel preferably disposed beneath the rear edge of the seat section, and an inertia responsive device prevents unreeling of the strap when the sudden forward lurching of the back section occurs momentarily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1981
    Assignee: J. F. Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald J. Acker
  • Patent number: 4290658
    Abstract: A file cabinet and drawer each formed from a single sheet of cardboard, fiberboard, or like material with the file cabinet being formed to provide a housing for the drawer. The drawer being so formed as to have multiple layered front and rear walls and doubled panelled side walls with one of said panelled side walls providing an interior file carrier support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1981
    Inventor: Dennis De Rosa
  • Patent number: 4289361
    Abstract: An enclosure for multiple utility meter such as normally are installed at the rear of commercial buildings including modular sections partitioned by panels in the front thereof, said panels overlapping so that a wrap-around structure is provided to prevent the entry of water or like substances therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1981
    Assignee: Ryco Mfg. Co.
    Inventor: Ronald J. Riedel
  • Patent number: 4289363
    Abstract: A locker having a rear wall, two side walls, and a frame-shaped front wall which are all interconnected to form a box-like structure, which together with a top and bottom part can be shipped disassembled. The locker can be assembled on the site where it is received in reduced amount of time since screws, rivets, soldering joints, and other types of fastening means are avoided. The assembly or locker contemplates the walls having bent portions which can be pivoted and hooked to one another to form a joint and will not separate. In addition, the top and bottom portions of the locker can be held in place by embossments located on the side walls, as well as the rear wall of the locker. In addition, the frame-shaped front wall of the locker is held in place by vertical front edges of each side wall which are U-shaped in cross-section and tightly engage corresponding vertical parts of the frame-shaped front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1981
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget Electrolux
    Inventors: Olof I. Andersson, Jan O. Kullander
  • Patent number: 4287620
    Abstract: A body supporting assembly composed of pivotally connected supports provided with locking devices which change the functions of the supports and their adjusting means to provide a plurality of positions as may be desired by the occupant for comfort or may be required for various treatments or health reasons. The body supporting assembly is mounted on base members resting on the floor which can be adjusted in relation to the body supporting assembly to facilitate various positioning requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1981
    Inventor: Henry C. Zur
  • Patent number: 4286344
    Abstract: A mattress includes a pair of ridges made of elastomeric material and disposed respectively on both sides of an elastomeric layer which is laid on the top of a spring unit and covered with an outer covering, the ridges protruding from the elastomeric layer. Each ridge partially or fully extends in the longitudinal direction of the elastomeric layer. A user lying on the mattress is prevented from falling from the mattress by the ridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1981
    Assignee: France Bed Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Minoru Ikeda
  • Patent number: 4286497
    Abstract: In combination with a conventional toggle fastener adapted for insertion into and to secure behind a blind entry, a ratchet assembly adapted to retain the toggle fastener in the blind entry and to adjust for the depth of such entry, the ratchet assembly comprising at least one ratchet bar and a cooperating ratchet retainer adapted to slide on the ratchet bar. Excess length of the ratchet bar is removed to permit a conventional screw fastener to be engaged through the blind entry to the toggle wing assembly. The ratchet bar may be comprised of a ribbed construction, such as a saw-toothed surface, or a sequence of retaining openings therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1981
    Inventor: Alfred A. Shamah
  • Patent number: 4285081
    Abstract: A portable device for recumbency of the head and neck providing support for the same while travelling or in other situations where discomfort arises from lack of adequate support. The device is provided with a surface having a generally concave shape with respect to a vertical axis of curvature corresponding approximately to the central vertebral axis of the neck. The concave shape is fashioned so that it has symmetrical left and right halves, opposing areas of which are designed to exert gentle pressure in the vicinity of the mastoid processes of the head, a region near the base of the head, and located at the sides thereof almost at the rear. There are two embodiments of the device, one a padded resilient sheet curved to provide the support surface and a second in the form of an inflatable pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1981
    Inventor: George W. E. Price
  • Patent number: 4285080
    Abstract: A spring deck for supporting padding material in seating structures in which an open rigid frame is covered by a sheet of polypropylene fabric so as to provide both a cover for the frame and spring means to accommodate yieldingly loads that are applied to the surface of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1981
    Assignee: Hoover Universal, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Kitchen, Neville L. Riddle
  • Patent number: 4285559
    Abstract: The invention provides overlapping drawers, such as those used in desks, bureaus and the like, with attachment apparatus for joining an upper drawer to an immediately underlying drawer in vertically registered alignment. The bottom panel of the upper drawer is removable so that the joined drawers operate as one large drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1981
    Inventor: George B. Koch
  • Patent number: 4284114
    Abstract: A locking member for preventing a clamping bolt or nut for a rail fastener from loosening. The locking member has a downwardly extending leg for engaging the rail fastener which is clamped by the clamping bolt for preventing the bolt from loosening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1981
    Inventor: Toshihiko Korenobu
  • Patent number: 4282614
    Abstract: An improved table is provided for use with an end-to-end rotatable hospital bed. Such beds are rotatable upon a pair of circular and spaced rails. The table of this invention is infinitely adjustable on such bed and can be fixed in any position for use by a patient regardless of the patient's position on the bed. The table comprises a table surface and four telescoping support members, one support member extending from each of the four corners of the table. The support members are adjustably affixed at one end near the corners of the table and have adjustable clamps at the other end thereof, which clamps can be adjustably affixed to the bed rails or the supporting bars of the bed, as desired, to afford a useful table for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1981
    Inventor: Howard B. Hurst
  • Patent number: 4283097
    Abstract: A cassette for banknotes and like valuable articles is provided with a displaceable lid (6) and locking means (10) for latching the lid of the cassette when the cassette is located outside a housing (25) in which it is intended to be placed. An operating means (8) is arranged to co-act with the locking means and with a latching element (15). The latching element is arranged to be released in dependence upon a pre-set program. A signal circuit is arranged to send a code signal to a detector circuit (23) when electrical contact elements on the cassette and the housing co-act with one another, which detector circuit, when the signal coincides with the signal program in the detector circuit, causes a signal to be sent for moving the latching means to a non-latching position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1981
    Inventor: Leif Lundblad
  • Patent number: 4282613
    Abstract: An invalid bed comprising three pivotally connected mattress supporting sections designed to permit the bed to be converted into a seat for the invalid. The center or seat section of the bed is provided with an opening for enabling use of the bed as a commode when it is converted into a seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1981
    Inventor: Anthony E. Violante
  • Patent number: 4283098
    Abstract: An improved attache case comprises a base, a cover hinged to said base, a drawer apparatus provided in a chamber of the cover for containing the small articles and a driving means also provided in the chamber of the cover to engage with the drawer apparatus for controlling the moving of the drawer apparatus. The driving means may have a plurality of embodiments if they may achieve the function to move the drawer apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1981
    Inventor: Liang-Hung Sun
  • Patent number: 4283099
    Abstract: A cabinet, which may have a drawer, is assembled within a locker having side and rear walls and converging front flanges defining a door opening. The cabinet is provided with vertical side panels and at least one horizontal shelf panel. For assembly, the side panels are positioned within the locker against the side walls of the locker, and the shelf panel is mounted between the side panels to space the side panels a sufficient distance so as to prevent the cabinet from being withdrawn from the locker because of the restricted passageway provided by the locker flanges. The cabinet may have a drawer slideable between two parallel, vertically spaced shelf panels, the drawer having a width enabling it to be withdrawn through the door opening of the locker. Disclosed also are bracket means and bracket receiving means enabling ready assembly of the cabinet within a locker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1981
    Assignee: Waters Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Burton
  • Patent number: 4281883
    Abstract: A panel molding support structure for use with a display case, including an outer frame located within a particular plane including at least four tubular members, each having substantially the same cross-section and interconnected at end portions by joints to form the outer frame and with the four tubular members located within the particular plane and with the tubular members having a square cross-section and turned angularly to have an angular orientation, an inner frame located within the particular plane including at least four moldings extending along and complementary to the tubular members to form the inner frame and with the inner frame located within the outer frame and within the particular plane, the moldings each including an angular outer surface extending along the length of the molding and with the angular outer surface matching the angular orientation of the tubular members to have the moldings forming the inner frame matching and conforming to the outer angular configuration of the outer fram
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1981
    Inventor: Ralf G. Zacky
  • Patent number: 4281424
    Abstract: A bed frame has a pair of tubular side members joined by a pair of laterally extending tubular cross members. Attached to each end of a tubular side member is a clamp formed from sheet stock. Each pair of clamps rigidly joins a headboard or a footboard to the frame. A set of tubular feet extends perpendicularly downward from the lateral cross members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1981
    Assignee: Berkshire Furniture Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Singer, Gerry D. Welton