Patents Examined by E. R. Kazenske
  • Patent number: 4822195
    Abstract: This invention relates to a multi-purpose album and in particular to one including a front cover, a back cover, a number of pages and a supporting stand. The front cover and the back cover are constituted by a flap and a slide plate, which flap has a rectangular recess at the central position for receiving a transparent plastic sheet and three raised edges. The slide plate may be inserted into the front cover and has a hinged portion which may overlap thereon. The hinged portion has two holes and two self-attaching pads. The pages are provided with two holes for receiving two sets of screws and nuts designed to bind the pages, the front cover and the back cover together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Inventor: Tsann T. Lu
  • Patent number: 4817736
    Abstract: An improved pneumatic impact imparting tool includes a follower which is slidably accommodated in a recess formed on the inner end part of a rotor in a pneumatic motor. The follower is formed with a projection for allowing a ball to come in contact with a cam face as it is rotated together with the rotor. When the ball reaches the top of the cam face, the follower is displaced in the axial direction and enters a recess formed on the inner end part of an anvil to collide against stoppers in the recess. Thus, rotational movement of the rotor is transmitted to the anvil in the form of intermittent turning movement of the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: Ritt Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Ono
  • Patent number: 4813134
    Abstract: A compact, easy-to-use sheet metal tool which is capable of receiving hammer blows and having a cutting element capable of penetrating the sheet metal to create a slot and to cut an extended slot in the sheet, the tool is further provided with a flat guide portion to facilitate proper orientation of the tool and to guide the tool along the surface of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Inventor: Charles P. Buffin
  • Patent number: 4813319
    Abstract: An apparatus and improved method for transversely cutting strips of deformable material with a rotating cutting blade which is moved generally transversely across the strip at a predetermined rake angle and bevel angle. A vacuum applied to certain chambers of a platen draws the strip firmly against a supporting structure at two locations on opposite sides of a cutting line during the cut cycle. A lubricant is sprayed through nozzles onto the blade as it cuts the strip and blow-off nozzles remove excess lubricant during the cut and return cycles of the blade to prevent contamination of the cut strip edges. A release bar assists in disengaging the strip from the platen after the strip is cut. Grippers remove the cut strip and then an input conveyor advances the remaining strip toward the cutting line where the grippers pull the strip forward to a predetermined position for the next cut cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignee: The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Harley P. Weyand, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4809433
    Abstract: An improved single-pass hook and blade type agricultural shear with a central pivotal axis. The shear includes an elongate hook with an outer end and an inner end pivotally supported about said axis. Said hook has a substantially radially extending circumferentially disposed concave branch supporting shearing edge. The shear next includes an elongate blade with an outer end and an inner end supported about said axis. Said blade has a substantially radially extending circumferentially disposed convex primary cutting edge opposing said shearing edge. The cutting edge has an outer portion and has an inner portion circumferentially offset from said outer portion and has a substantially circumferentially extending radially inwardly disposed intermediate cutting edge extending between the outer and inner portions of said primary cutting edge. The outer portion of the primary cutting edge and the intermediate cutting edge define a sharp pointed lancet blade between the ends of the primary cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: Corona Clipper Company
    Inventors: Georges A. Maxwell, Stephen Jasperson
  • Patent number: 4802392
    Abstract: The panel saw has an upright supporting grid (2) with vertical and horizontal supporting bars (2a and 2b resp.). The pivotable saw unit (6) is attached to a displaceable beam (5).In order to reliably pick up the wood dust which collects behind the panel (P) to be sawed and which according to the invention amounts to 3 to 5% of the total wood dust quantity, a continuous cover element (7) is fixed to the rear side of the supporting grid (2). Moreover, a rotatably mounted spindle (A) with a sealing foil (10) which can be rolled up is arranged in the marginal area of the supporting grid (2). The sealing foil (10) is brought to bear against the panel edge adjacent to it by a counterweight arrangement (G) having tension cables (12, 18).Flow channels (K) are thereby formed between the horizontal supporting bars (2b), which flow channels (K) are defined on the rear side by the cover element (7) and on the front side by the panel (P) and the sealing foil (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Assignee: Striebig AG
    Inventor: Ludwig Striebig
  • Patent number: 4802538
    Abstract: A hammer for driving a pile into the ground has a cylindrical barrel and an anvil sealed to an end of the barrel, a hammer piston mounted for reciprocation within the barrel towards and away from the anvil, hydraulic cylinders to lift the hammer piston away from the anvil, and a switch, responsive to an increase in fluid pressure in the space between the hammer piston and the anvil, to activate the lift means. The invention includes a method of driving a pile into the ground, in which the pile-driving impact is transmitted to the pile via a confined quantity of hydraulic fluid and the weight by which the impact is applied is lifted, to a position from which to apply a further impact, in response to an increase in pressure in the hydraulic fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Inventors: Brian Hays, Clive Taylor
  • Patent number: 4794832
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cutting tubular band stock to produce an elastic band and unbonding the abutting edges of the band is disclosed. The apparatus includes a guillotine-type movable blade which cuts transversely across the tubular stock and band engaging surface proximate the blade which is formed to engage the cut band and shift opposite sides of the stock in a direction along the cut to break any bonds formed during the cutting process. The shifting apparatus is provided by a pair of fingers which engage one side of the band and cooperate with an arcuate surface engaging the opposite side of the band to shift two portions of the band next to the ends thereof toward the middle of the band and thereby effect breaking of the bonds. A reversible blade and reversible shear plate, as well as a lubricating structure and assembly for adjusting the band with which is cut also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Assignee: Rubber Band Technology, Ltd.
    Inventor: Don K. Trimble
  • Patent number: 4795194
    Abstract: A cover jacket for a book or equivalent, having a jacket member with a front member to form a front piece for the book cover and a rear member to form a back piece for the book cover, the front and rear members being joined to each other and a pocket on the jacket member joined thereto. The cover jacket is manufactured by providing a first sheet of material to form a cover for the book, then placing a second sheet of material onto the front piece area of the first sheet overlying thereof, and then sealing the second sheet of material to the first sheet of material to form a pocket between the first and second sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Inventor: Nancy Etheredge
  • Patent number: 4793063
    Abstract: An explosive actuated hand tool for cutting clean holes in sheet material, wherein the explosive force causes a piston to pull a punch toward a die, the material being located between the punch and die. Convenience and safety features include means for arming the firing mechanism by rotation of a locking ring which secures a cartridge in its chamber and means to prevent movement of a firing pin unless a lever has been moved from an OFF position to the ON position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Inventor: Lucien C. Ducret
  • Patent number: 4793632
    Abstract: A bookmark and page holding device is provided for automatically holding and marking a page of a book. A spring clip attaches the bookmark to the rear cover of a book. A spring-loaded swing arm is pivotally attached to the spring clip at one end and has a page holder plate pivotally attached to the other end. As the book page is turned, the page holder plate pivots up and away from the page, allowing the page holder plate to return to the next page under the action of the spring-loaded swing arm. In one embodiment, the page holder has an arcuate, inwardly curving edge for engaging the edge of the turned page to facilitate its use with lightweight paper. The page holder plate marks the last page being read when the book is closed as well as when opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Inventor: Henry R. Hoffman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4792253
    Abstract: A binder ring has folio stops affixed to the end of at least one binder ring section. When the binder ring is in the open position the folio stop impedes a folio sheet from inadvertently sliding off the ring section. The folio stop slips on when the binder ring is opened and slips off when the binder ring is closed to be unobtrusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Inventor: Ralph S. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 4792265
    Abstract: A surfacing and boring machine for reconditioning engine blocks has a front stationary work table, a traveling column on rails provided by an elongated rigid base, a power head unit on the column adjustable in an air float condition to move an overhanging spindle forwardly and rearwardly, and mechanisms in the power head unit to independently move a spindle carrier vertically and to rotate the spindle at selected speeds. Clamping devides are provided to independently clamp the power head unit to the traveling column and the column to the base rails. A quick-change unit is located in the spindle for the tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Assignee: Rottler Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Donald B. Rottler, David Engnell
  • Patent number: 4791845
    Abstract: A straight line shear has a pair of carriages which support opposed pairs of shear blade assemblies. These carriages are displaceable to shear gobs from molten runners of glass. Each shear blade assembly can be adjusted relative to its carriage, in the direction of carriage displacement, and to this end shear blade assembly guide pins are slidingly received in carriage bushings. These bushings have one axial portion which is press fit into a carriage bore and the remaining portion has an enlarged threaded interdiameter which extends the bushing and hence its life and which enables the bushing to be pulled from its bore by a hand tool having a threaded socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Assignee: Emhart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas W. Wright
  • Patent number: 4791726
    Abstract: A head-held, pressurized fluid operated, shears unit for use in the processing of poultry and the like. The shears unit has a body member having a weight and size for ready grasp by a user. One of the cutting blades is fixed in position, and the second blade is pivotally-mounted so as to move toward and away from the first blade to effect a cutting action. The motion of the pivotal blade is effected by connecting that blade, through a pivotal linkage, to a reciprocatable piston rod that extends from a forward end of the body member. This piston rod is fastened at a second end to a double-acting piston within a piston cylinder in the body member. A master valve operated by a lever for grasp by a user directs the pressurized fluid to one of two sides of the double-acting piston so as to effect moving of the piston and piston rod and thus opening or closing the pivotal blade with respect to the fixed blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Assignee: Acraloc Corporation
    Inventor: Harrison A. Ailey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4791844
    Abstract: In a knockout device which is mounted in a press-machine in order to knock out a punched work plate such as a printed board and the likes from punches through a knockout actuation-plate, cylinder chambers as an oil hydraulic knockout cylinder is formed in the upper portion of a base plate fixedly secured to the underside of a slide and an actuation-plate guide hole is formed in the lower portion of the base plate respectively. The cylinder chambers are disposed at the eccentric positions offset toward the periphery of the actuation-plate hole respectively. The knockout actuation-plate provided in the actuation-plate guide hole is adapted to be driven downwardly protrusively by the pistons provided in the cylinder chambers, and to be linearly guided by the peripheral surfaces of the knockout actuation-plate and of the linear guide boss protruded upwardly from the central portion of the knockout actuation-plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha KOSMEK
    Inventor: Keitaro Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 4790072
    Abstract: A saw guide (14') for controlling the linear path/direction of travel with respect to a reference on an object such as a board being cut, of a rotating saw blade is provided. The guide (14') includes a carriage (18') which carries a rod (44') along one longitudinal edge portion in the preferred embodiment. A travel control mechanism (50'), including a movable sleeve (78) slidably received by the rod (44') controls the direction of travel of the saw from a reference defined on an object to be cut. This mechanism (50') includes a protractor which is rotatably mounted on the sleeve (78). A mechanism for adjusting the rotational position of the protractor with respect to the rod is provided. The protractor can be readily stored above the carriage (18') as desired.This application is a Continuation-In-Part of application of Ser. No. 763,295, filed on Aug. 7, 1985, and due to issue on Nov. 25, 1986, with a U.S. Pat. No. of 4,624,054.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Inventor: Gary L. Edwards
  • Patent number: 4790071
    Abstract: A flexible line trimmer for cutting vegetation can be converted to a blade cutting device. The trimmer has a motor driven rotatable head with a cavity defined by a wall of the head. The cavity receives a spool wrapped with line. The line has a free end extending through an aperture in the wall of the head. Drive lugs located in the cavity couple the spool to the drive head for rotation. The blade carrier replaces the spool and line. The blade carrier has a central portion that locates within the cavity while the spool is removed. The central portion has at least one drive member that is positioned to engage the drive lugs to rotate the blade carrier with the head. A plurality of blades are mounted to the periphery of the carrier. The carrier is fastened to the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Assignee: Trimrite, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Helmig, John F. Gander
  • Patent number: 4790563
    Abstract: A self-adhesive label on a release backing material comprising a sheet which has been folded so that an upper sheet portion covers, and extends over an edge of, a lower sheet portion, the upper surface of the upper sheet portion bearing a desired lithographically printed image and the two opposed inner surfaces of the sheet portions bearing a second desired printed image. The self-adhesive label is manufactured from a support web comprising a self-adhesive backed material carried on a release backing material. The lower surface of the lower sheet portion and the lower surface of the extending part of the upper sheet portion of the sheet being adhered to the upper surface of the self-adhesive backed material, and a weakened tear line extends across that part of the upper sheet portion which covers the lower sheet portion whereby the tear line can be torn thereby to unfold the label and reveal the two opposed inner surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Inventor: David J. Instance
  • Patent number: 4790564
    Abstract: The invention is an automatic method and related apparatus for identifying fingerprints by means of comparing the minutiae of each fingerprint in a data base of fingerprints with selected ones of precomputed vector images of search minutiae in a search print to be identified, in order to determine the existence or not of a fit between the minutiae of a file print and the preselected search minutiae images, in position and angle, a result of such comparison being a matching score indicating the probability of a match between the search print and one or more file prints, the basis for selection of such precomputed vector images being the identity between the angle of a file print minutiae and the angle of a precomputed vector images of the search minutiae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Assignee: Morpho Systemes
    Inventors: Philippe Larcher, Francois Irigoin-Guichandut, Daniel Vassy, Michel Lenci, Patrick Longepierre, Bernard Didier