Patents Examined by Edward G. Whitby
  • Patent number: 4049479
    Abstract: A method of installing decals on vertically ribbed trailer bodies in which a decal having a self adhesive surface is first affixed as a flat or planar, undistorted sheet to the outer flat surfaces of the ribs on the trailer body so that the decal contacts only the outer surfaces of the ribs and is spaced from the outer surface of the trailer body at the locations between the ribs, slitting the decal vertically along a line spaced longitudinally from an outside corner of one of said ribs, similarly slitting said decal along a line spaced from an outside corner of a rib adjacent said first named rib to provide an intermediate decal portion which is cut off from the rib portions of the decal affixed to the ribs and which is of a length corresponding to the distance between the flanges of the two adjacent ribs, and affixing the cut off intermediate portion of the decal to the outer surface of the trailer body intermediate said ribs and the rib portions of the decal to the outer and side walls of each rib, leaving
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1977
    Inventor: Stephen J. Siker
  • Patent number: 4049034
    Abstract: There is provided an improved means and method for attaching a flexible tube to a container of the type having a stub tube port with an end of the tube fitted over the stub port. The attaching means includes a resilient ring tightly fitted over the tube end and a retainer cap fitted over the ring and bonded to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1977
    Assignee: Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: John Leonard Vcelka, David A. Winchell
  • Patent number: 4049480
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for forming a joint in a confined space between two abutting ends of conduit liners. In the method, an excavation is formed to provide access to a buried conduit. Thereafter, the conduit is opened and cleaned of debris and elongated sections of conduit liner are inserted through the opening into the conduit in opposite directions from the opening. Once insertion is completed, a sleeve is positioned concentrically around one of the conduit section ends. The ends of the sections are positioned in an abutting coaxial relationship and are aligned and attached together by tape. The sleeve is then moved to a position overlapping the intersection of the two sections and the annular space between the sleeve and the exterior of the conduit sections is closed by sealing with foam rubber stripping constrained by tape. A polyurethane material is injected through a port in the sleeve to fill the annular space. Thereafter, the polyurethane material is allowed to set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1977
    Assignee: Nipak, Inc.
    Inventor: C. T. Kutschke
  • Patent number: 4049481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of treatment on the surface of copperfoil mainly used for printed circuits. More particularly, it relates to a method of electrodeposition of a binary alloy consisting of zinc and tin as a barrier layer against copper migration into an adhesive substrate during subsequent heat press lamination, while a binary alloy on copperfoil is converted to ternary alloy defusing into copper by heat press lamination resulting in a layer of Cu-Zn-Sn, ternary alloy. This layer prevents spottings on the etched surfaces and provides high resistance to hydrochloric acid, and better adhesion than hitherto used alloys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1977
    Assignee: Mitsui-Anaconda Electro Copper Sheet Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeyoshi Morisaki
  • Patent number: 4047994
    Abstract: An improved process for mending clothes with a unique means for applying a thermoplastic synthetic resin to form a strong border between a basic cloth and a mending cloth. The resin is applied to both the mending cloth and the basic cloth before fastening them together. The cloths are then temporarily fastened together. The mending cloth is placed over the torn portion of the basic cloth and a hole is stamped through the two cloths. Additional resin is applied to the circumference of the hole and the piece of mending cloth which has just been cut out is manually pressed into the hole. A reinforcing cloth is placed on the back of the mended area and an iron is used to heat the resin and cause the various pieces of cloth to adhere. The mended area is difficult to distinguish and resists tearing or fraying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1977
    Inventor: Shigeyoshi Komatsu
  • Patent number: 4047300
    Abstract: Apparatus for repairing portions of damaged material such as clothing fabric is described. A piece of mending cloth identical to the damaged material is placed over the damaged area of a fabric to be repaired, aligned and further placed upon a flat cutting die of metal having several different sized round holes therein. The proper hole is selected, the top edge about the parimeter acting as the cutting die. A cooperating punch assembly containing a cylindrical holder which can contain one metal sphere or two such spheres. If the punch assembly contains two such spheres, one may be swiveled or turned end for end so as to cut with the desired sphere. The spherical ball partically protrudes from the one end of a holder through a hole about which surrounds a shoulder area for cooperating with the die plate. The spherical ball is held loosely within the holder by retaining means opposite to the shoulder region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1977
    Inventor: John L. Sweeney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4047992
    Abstract: Ultrasonic method and apparatus having improved turn-on. Low level power is furnished to an unloaded transducer to start it running at a desired frequency. High level power is then furnished the transducer for performing the ultrasonic operation while loaded. The high level power is stopped and the low level power is maintained, reduced or stopped before the load is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1977
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David Alan Williams, Karl Sperber, Calvin Owen Stoutz
  • Patent number: 4046610
    Abstract: A fluid product reservoir to store a fluid product as for use in a pressurized spray system of the type concurrently discharging a gas and a spray product. The reservoir is leak-proof, economic to manufacture, and minimizes pressure fluctuation upon the dispensing of the fluid product. The reservoir provides a closed container having an open neck with interior walls defining an open throat. A plug is located in and closes the throat. An elastically penetrable insert is sealably located in a central opening of the plug. The method includes a method of storing a liquid product in a reservoir by providing a closed container having a neck portion defining an open throat. A plug is provided to close the open throat, and an elastically penetrable insert is provided in the plug. The method further includes a method of sealing the plug in the open throat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1977
    Inventor: Duane F. Lilja
  • Patent number: 4046952
    Abstract: Production of consolidated overlayed product comprising a core of particulate cellulosic material bound with a polyisocyanate binder and an overlay bound to the core through a phenolformaldehyde resin which forms a barrier inhibiting penetration of the polyisocyanate into the overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1977
    Assignee: Ellingson Timber Co.
    Inventors: Philip D. Shoemaker, Hobert O. McQueary
  • Patent number: 4045264
    Abstract: The method of manufacturing shells of plastic material, such as methyl methacrylate, for percussion musical instruments. The shells are formed from flat pieces of plastic material which may be clear plastic, transparent colored or opaque plastic material of one or more colors. The invention contemplates providing an infinitesimal number of color design combinations. After the pieces of plastic material are cut, prepared and fastened together by novel methods, the material is formed into a cylindrical product which is joined at one location to provide an integral shell. By cutting the flat pieces of plastic material in various ways and joining them together, an extremely wide range of different visual designs are produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1977
    Assignee: Ludwig Industries
    Inventors: William F. Ludwig, Daniel S. Mikosz
  • Patent number: 4045263
    Abstract: A system of temperature determination and control for molten bituminous material during construction of built-up roofs is provided wherein a heating temperature is preselected based upon a number of factors and is adjusted insofar as may be called for upon checking the temperature upon application to the roof deck. Factors considered in the predetermination include type of bituminous material, type of roofing material, and deck type and temperature; ambient temperature, cloud cover, and wind speed; and also opportunities for cooling of the bituminous material between temperature-controlled and deck locations, during application to the deck, and thereafter until application of an overlying layer of roofing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1977
    Inventors: Robert J. Moore, Gerald B. Curtis
  • Patent number: 4045271
    Abstract: Brassiere tapes having a body portion and a pair of overlapping tabs extending outwardly therefrom are manufactured by providing a continuous strip of the tape having elements thereon and layers of material in the body portion and in each of the tabs weldable with ultrasonic vibratory energy, and separating the tabs physically from each other and simultaneously maintaining the tabs in acoustical energy coupling relationship to each other, such that the individual layers of material in the strip may be simultaneously severed and welded across the body portion and the tabs when interposed between an ultrasonically vibrating horn and an anvil, except for the layers of material in the tabs physically separated from each other. Advancing of the strip is accomplished on an intermittent basis between the horn and the anvil by means of the elements for continuously producing the tapes having a desired number of elements thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1977
    Assignee: Cavitron Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Alfred Clarke, Peter J. Kuhl, Richard H. Paschke
  • Patent number: 4045265
    Abstract: A novel combined application process of thermal insulation and built-up roofing or waterproofing is provided. In this application process, a foamed thermo-plastic thermal insulating material is bonded with a membrane having a tacky compound layer on one surface thereof so that the tacky compound layer is in close contact with the foamed thermoplastic material, without causing any damage due to heating, and a built-up roofing or waterproofing is formed on the other surface of the membrane according to the conventional application process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1977
    Assignee: Tajima Roofing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichi Tajima, Kaname Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 4045270
    Abstract: A method of making a non-slip plastic film comprises extruding separate plasticized plastic materials in two streams so that one stream abuts against and adheres to the other to form a combined plastic layer. The combined plastic layer is then stretched by directing air centrally into a tubular formation of this layer. One of the plastic materials comprises a material having an expanding agent or a foaming agent and the stretching causes the breaking of the voids of the foam plastic to form a rough, irregular net-like formation on the exterior of the other plastic. The apparatus includes two separate nozzles arranged to extrude plastic material so as to intersect and form a combined plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1977
    Assignee: Oy Wiik & Hoglund Ab
    Inventor: Jar-Erik Jofs
  • Patent number: 4045266
    Abstract: A kit for forming a picture frame has a board member with a pattern of criss-crossed vertical and horizontal rows of holes into which are inserted pegs or nails in order to form a holding device for the component portions of the picture frame. Rubber bands are provided for retaining the component portions of the picture frame in place after the mitered corners have been glued. The board is also provided with a mat cutting portion comprising a slot in the upper portion of the board and a undercut portion beneath the slot to enable a cutting tool to be maneuvered so as to cut the mat at any angle between and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1977
    Inventor: William T. Hewitt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4043853
    Abstract: One bathtub of an identical series of bathtubs has its surface protruding drain and overflow fittings removed, the exposed surfaces of the existing bathtub are lined with Plasterine of a thickness equal to a fiberglass liner to be full surface glued to the existing tub and a fiberglass working mold thickness, a layer of wet plaster of Paris is applied to the Plasterine lined bathtub, reinforced and dried to form an initial mold which is then removed from the Plasterine lined existant bathtub. The outer surface of the plaster of Paris initial mold is waxed and buffed to a high gloss finish. A thin fiberglass and resin working mold is layed up on the outer surface of the initial mold after applying a mold release agent. The working mold is finished off with a gel coat which, upon hardening, is buffed and waxed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1977
    Inventor: Matthew L. Saladino
  • Patent number: 4042434
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for firmly bonding together driving and driven gears. Bonding is accomplished by placing a thin layer of a thermal setting resin between the web faces of gears that are joined together by a multiplicity of spaced apart fasteners. The cured resin acts both as a load carrying joint and as a gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1977
    Assignee: Avco Corporation
    Inventor: Theodore Ivanko
  • Patent number: 4040881
    Abstract: A method of forming tufted cushion elements comprising the construction of a pattern form with open cavities of various depths and wall inclinations. A piece of facing fabric is spread over the surfaces of the open cavities with its finish face toward the pattern form, and pre-cut oversize cushion elements the unconstrained geometry of which generally conforms to the cavitiesare placed into the open cavities within the facing fabric. A unitary piece of backing fabric is laid over the pattern form and attached to the facing fabric portions exposed between cushion elements along the edges of the cavity partitions, first by an adhesive and next by a sewing operaton. A unitary piece of finished backing fabric is attached on 3 sides to the edges of the backing fabric in order to provide a means of mounting the cushion element on a seat frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1977
    Assignee: General Engineering & Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Earl C. Wallace
  • Patent number: 4040887
    Abstract: The invention relates to means for printing on labels at a bottle labelling machine. The machine has glue applying means, a stack of labels and a label transfer station arranged about a circle, at least one pick-up element for the labels, a support for said pick-up element, means for rotating said support and thereby said pick-up element so that pick-up element successively receives glue, picks up a label and transfers it to another member for subsequent application to a bottle, and means for printing said labels prior to application to said bottles. In accordance with the invention the printing means comprises an inking element positioned between the glue applying means and the stack of labels. A roll having a stamp pad jacket transfers printing ink to the inking element and a brush is also provided to wipe the inking element after printing. Sun and planet gears are provided to cause appropriate pivoting of the various elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1977
    Assignee: Jagenberg-Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Rudolf Zodrow
  • Patent number: 4038128
    Abstract: A compact machine for measuring, cutting and applying insulation blanket material onto sheet metal workpieces as they flow along a conveyorized lower line. The blanket material flows along an upper path. A flying shear mechanism, which travels a short distance along this path, is driven downstream when the trailing edge of a workpiece is sensed. Rack and sector mechanism brings the shear to an incisive stop at its downstream cutting position when the shear blade strikes its cutting block; hence the kinetic energy of the downstream movement is utilized for shearing. The shear remains in downstream position, to serve as a gage for starting the blanket material, until a sensor in the lower flow path senses the leading edge of the next sheet metal workpiece; this raises the shear blade and moves the shear mechanism to upstream position. A pneumatic system accurately times the cut-off mechanism to match the shearing of the blanket material to the length of the workpiece, leaving a margin if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1977
    Assignee: Engel Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas L. Mueller