Patents Examined by David M. Pubol
  • Patent number: 4865288
    Abstract: An upright mast is affixed to a horizontal supporting means which is pivotally mounted on a horizontal shaft seated in a mounting base whereby a horizontal resilient member, such as a spring, concentric with the shaft separately resists pivotal deflection in opposite directions of said upright member on its supporting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Inventors: Grant D. Dicke, Jeffery A. Williams
  • Patent number: 4850415
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gathering device for raising and lowering a gathered curtain, having gathering rollers distributed along the horizontal length of the curtain, the rollers are provided with pull elements that can be wound up for raising and unwound for lowering the gathered curtain. The gathering rollers are rotatable by a common drive element about their roller axles. The roller axles of the gathering rollers in the vicinity of the ceiling extend crosswise to the longitudinal direction of the curtain. The gathering rollers are also connected to coaxial drive rollers in a manner fixed against relative rotation. The drive rollers associated with the gathering rollers are actuated by the drive element, which is embodied such that it can be wound up and which extends onward from one drive roller to the next drive roller, this one drive element acting in a cable-like or chain-like fashion on the drive rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Assignee: K. Bratschi
    Inventor: Dieter Rometsch