Patents Examined by Casmir A. Nunberg
  • Patent number: 4266836
    Abstract: Ash tray assembly comprising an ash receptacle, a stationary cover, a guide track of limitedly resilient material pivotally carried by the cover, a guide follower integral with the ash receptacle slidably received by the guide track and having a stop member cooperating with a part of the cover for limiting the slide movement of the ash receptacle, said guide track having two resilient extensions abutting against the adjacent wall of the cover to achieve stable slide movement of the ash receptacle. The ash receptacle can be detached from the cover by limited pivotal movement thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1981
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventor: Fumiyoshi Sato
  • Patent number: 4266307
    Abstract: Herein described is a waterbed and mattress in a single construction form which includes a waterbed bladder placed in a frame and may include an under layer of foam like material and encompasses a top mattress of a foam like or other suitable material. The entire frame may be enclosed within a case or cover and having a zipper entrance therein to accommodate removal, filling and emptying of the water bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1981
    Inventor: Frank W. Critelli
  • Patent number: 4266835
    Abstract: A tool chest, including specific locations therein for placement of various tools, the chest having a compartmented case and hinged cover, a row of hooks from which some tools are hung and a perforated shelf through which some other of the tools are fitted, and the cover in a closed position preventing the tools from falling out of the compartments, off the hooks and out of the shelf holes in case the chest is overturned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1981
    Inventor: LaVern Schmidt
  • Patent number: 4265484
    Abstract: A polyurethane foamed body support member having an essentially inextensible plastic reinforcing member positioned below the surface of the foam and in the preferred embodiment has a density difference of at least 0.5 between the foam above and below said plastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1981
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Robert J. Stalter
  • Patent number: 4265499
    Abstract: A protective telephone stand includes an upwardly extending tubular base member having a horizontal shelf member secured to the upper end thereof. A pipe section is secured atop the shelf member co-axially with the support member, and is provided with a large opening in the side wall thereof. A fixed support frame is secured within the pipe section to support a telephone unit, and a curved door having approximately the same radius of curvature as the pipe section is pivotally supported in the pipe section. A rod extends through the fixed frame, the support for the pivotting door, the shelf member, and the tubular support member to join the entire assembly together. The telephone is displayed in the opening in the pipe section, and the door may be pivoted shut and locked to protect the telephone unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1981
    Assignee: Benner-Nawman, Inc.
    Inventor: Rollie B. Nawman
  • Patent number: 4263683
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention there is provided a bed frame which is adjustable in width to king size and which at any width has great strength to the end that it has utility not only for beds with conventional bedding but also for water beds. The bed frame has longitudinal side rails and a longitudinal center rail, transverse end rails and a transverse center rail, the end rails and transverse center rail all being of adjustable length so as to enable adjustment of the bed to different widths and all being substantially coplanar with the longitudinal side rails and center rail, the bed having nine support legs one of which is directly underneath the connection between the transverse and longitudinal center rails and the other eight of which are adjacent the other connections between the transverse and longitudinal rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1981
    Assignee: Lear Siegler, Inc.
    Inventor: Silas J. Knoke
  • Patent number: 4264113
    Abstract: The vertical walls of a sheet metal cabinet comprise front and back members each having a generally U-shaped horizontal cross-section and side members connected between the U-shaped front and back members. The wall members are connected by interengaging slots and tabs on inwardly extending abutting flanges. One flange of each pair of abutting flanges is provided with a series of slots which serve to support shelves within the cabinet. Gussets located at the corners of the cabinet serve to secure legs to the cabinet and also to prevent disengagement of the wall members by locking the wall members against relative vertical movement. A counter top is secured to inwardly extending flanges at the upper edges of the cabinet walls by clamps which bear downwardly on upwardly facing surfaces secured to and spaced below the counter top. The clamps are secured to the flanges of the wall by screws the shanks of which press upwardly against the underside of the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1981
    Assignee: Royston Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Suttles
  • Patent number: 4262448
    Abstract: A safety cabinet for the storage of flammable or combustible materials has doors and a closure mechanism designed to automatically close and latch the doors in the event of fire. In one version, apparatus is provided to time the closing of the doors to insure a complete seal and lock. In a second version, apparatus is provided to seal the cabinet independently of the closing sequence of the doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1981
    Assignee: Justrite Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Frank S. Flider
  • Patent number: 4262375
    Abstract: This invention relates to a hospital patient transporter for lifting a hospital patient from one location, such as, a hospital bed, moving the patient horizontally from the bed to a cart and depositing the patient on the cart, or vise versa. The transporter includes a pair of extendable rails which are particularly adapted for connection to a hospital bed. A carrier is movably mounted on the rails for moving the carrier horizontally on the rails. A patient support is included in the carrier for supporting a patient in a substantially horizontal attitude. A drive is connected to the patient support for selectively raising or lowering a patient carried on the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1981
    Inventor: Alfred J. Lilienthal
  • Patent number: 4261067
    Abstract: A rectangular frame, connected at one end with the headboard of the bed, normally overlies the marginal edges of the bed and supports a bedspread in bed made-up position. The frame and overlying bedspread is pivoted upwardly against the headboard to a canopy position for sleeping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1981
    Inventor: Robert J. Rogers
  • Patent number: 4259756
    Abstract: A hospital stretcher, including a chassis frame mounted on wheels, and a stretcher frame carried upon the wheeled chassis frame, transverse extending rails across a top of the chassis frames so that a ball bearing suspension mounted on an underside of the stretcher frame, allows the stretcher frame to be sidewardly moved a part way upon a bed so as to more easily permit transfer of a patient therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Inventor: Paul D. Pace
  • Patent number: 4260206
    Abstract: An article of furniture including a recessed portion for accomodating a removable planter as well as a storage area or areas for receiving a plurality of diverse items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Inventor: Ronald W. Smith
  • Patent number: 4259755
    Abstract: An article of furniture is formed of a plurality of interconnected modules. Each module comprises a cabinet module in that it is formed by exterior wall members which define an interior storage space therewithin. The module is constructed having one or more slidable drawers or a lid for providing access to the interior storage space. The modules are provided with connecting members, such as male and female fasteners on appropriate side wall members thereof for mutually interconnecting a plurality of such cabinet modules so as to form a desired article of furniture thereby inherently imbuing the article of furniture so formed with cabinet or storage capabilities. The modules can be interconnected in a multitude of different configurations to obtain a variety of different articles of furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Inventor: George Hollander
  • Patent number: 4260207
    Abstract: An open bottomed sewing machine cover is tapered and slabbed at one end and provided with novel and improved latch means for use with platform beds, bed frames or bottom bed covers that are indented on the bottom at the ends to accept the latches which of comprises latch levers suspended on leaf springs adjacent the bottom edges of the open bottom provided with inward facing paddles at their lower extremities adapted to be pulled outwardly while the case is lowered over the machine to rest on the table top or over the major portion of a similar case cover for stacking and nesting and after the cover is lowered over a machine as the latch lever is released, the paddles move inward into indents provided adjacent the bottom of the machine to extend beneath the machine to support the machine for carrying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventors: William L. Herron, Albert L. Newman
  • Patent number: 4259757
    Abstract: A support cushion for medical use, especially during surgery, to support the patient's head and neck in convenient positions without patient damage includes two portions made of polyurethane foam separably joined by hook and loop fasteners or the like. The portion normally on top when the two are used together has a hemispherical depression in the top, a groove extending outwardly from the depression, dihedral plane surfaces extending out from the groove and a rectangular bottom surface. The bottom portion has a rectangular top surface, a V-shaped groove in the bottom and planar surfaces on either side of the V-groove lying in a plane which makes an acute angle of about with the plane containing the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Inventor: Robert L. Watson
  • Patent number: 4258964
    Abstract: A modular cabinet with mirror for use in beauty parlors having a generally chevron shaped counter top providing first and second counter top portions interconnected at one and end and extending at an obtuse angle to each other with a mirror mounted on one counter top portion and extending upwardly adjacent its rear edge at an angle of to the rear edge of the other counter top portion. Storage drawers are mounted below the other counter top portion for movement along a path paralleling the rear edge of the other countertop portion between a closed position and an end-out position in which part of the drawers extend outwardly of the end of the counter top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1981
    Assignee: Belvedere Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore A. Cowen, Jr., Thomas F. McCartan
  • Patent number: 4258962
    Abstract: A carousel tool and parts kit comprising floor engaging erect stand structure including a base supported upon a floor by casters and an elongated slotted centrally erect post having guide slots therein. The carousel tool and parts kit further comprises a tool and parts storage compartment comprising a horizontal disc shaped platform or base, a series of X-shaped vertical walls which rest upon the platform or base and extend vertically upward with each vertical wall forming an equal included angle with the next adjacent wall. Each of the walls are preferably of peg board and support one or more of a variety of fixtures for carrying tools and parts. In addition, a plurality of sliding drawer containers are carried by the platform beneath the lower surface thereof, also for parts and tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1981
    Inventor: Mervin J. Slaugh
  • Patent number: 4258446
    Abstract: A motorized infant rocking device is disclosed which will rock an infant resting in an infant seat or crib in a soothing manner for a predetermined period of time. In a first embodiment, the apparatus includes a track mounted to a stationary base and a glide mechanism mounted to a support beam which slidably engages the track. A rotary motor is mounted to the support beam and includes an eccentric which operatively engages a drive surface mounted to the stationary base, to impart oscillating linear motion to the support beam. An infant holding device such as an infant seat or crib is mounted to the support beam and undergoes linear oscillatory motion with respect to the base in response to the operation of the motor. In a second embodiment, rollers are mounted to a stationary base and glide rails rollably engage the rollers. A rotary motor is mounted to the base and has an eccentric which is operatively connected to the glide rails, to impart oscillating linear motion to the glide rails along the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1981
    Inventors: Irvin L. McAllister, Richard F. Wagoner
  • Patent number: 4258965
    Abstract: An adjustable circuit card support structure having a base support member having a hook flange for supporting the base support member on a cross bar member between circuit card sections of an electronic cabinet. A shelf is secured to the base support member with four link members. An adjustable support arm is pivotably supported on the base support member. A pair of lever members on the adjustable support arm have a center boss shaft pivotably supported between them. A rod member is threaded into the center boss to rotate the support arm around the pivotable support on the base member to raise and lower the shelf member. Two thumb screws permit leveling the base support member. An adjustable extension is provided on the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1981
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventor: Harry I. Stoner
  • Patent number: 4258963
    Abstract: An improved desk includes a top supported by opposite end assemblies and in turn supporting a juxtaposed end of an extension top having an end assembly at its opposite free end. The juxtaposed end of the extension top is attached to the desk top by a mounting assembly allowing of both vertical as well as horizontal displacement of the extension thereabout. The desk and extension end assemblies each are provided with a lowermost vertically adjustable leg unit permitting selective, independent variation of the height of the desk and extension tops both with respect to the underlying floor and with respect to one another. Manipulation of the leg unit adjustment is facilitated by the inclusion of a snap-out panel manually removable from each end assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1981
    Assignee: GF Business Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Fusselman, Leo Terlecki