Patents Examined by Evon C. Blunk
  • Patent number: 4170286
    Abstract: First and second endless conveyor arrangements respectively comprise a first and a second endless conveyor having a first and a second run. The second run adjoins the first run, and they together define an elongated path for fibrous material which is to be transported gripped between the runs. The first elongated endless conveyor comprises a plurality of parallel endless first elongated conveyor sections arranged side-by-side to define a plurality of elongated parallel first intermediate spaces extending along substantially the entire length of the first run. The second conveyor is similarly constructed so as to define similar second intermediate spaces. Along substantially the entire lengths of the first and second runs, the aforementioned sections of the conveyors project in direction from the respective run towards the other run into respective ones of the intermediate spaces of the other conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1979
    Inventors: Juan T. Villanueva, Jesus T. Villanueva
  • Patent number: 4157743
    Abstract: One or more pantographs are connected below a working base and are connected with a main cylinder horizontal or inclined in respect to a supporting base so as to be driven to be extended or contracted. One or more comparatively short auxiliary telescopic cylinders are erected below the working base. During the initial phase of upward movement of the working base the auxiliary cylinders will act directly to push up the working base and, when it has been elevated to a predetermined height, the pushing force is shifted to the main cylinder so that the working base may be further elevated through the pantographs.When the working base is lowered, the pantographs and main cylinder will be compactly folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1979
    Assignee: Nisso Sangyo Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Masuda, Takahiro Enoki, Toshifumi Kobori
  • Patent number: 4151903
    Abstract: A ladder type framework is removably supported on the open rim of a pipe embedded upright in the ground and extending therefrom. The frame has a plurality of spaced cross-members supported in generally horizontal position. A tube, cable, line, and the like, is supported on a selected cross-member of the frame in spaced relation with the rim of the pipe to permit such tube, cable, line, and the like, to be raised and lowered in the pipe spaced from the rim to prevent abrasion by the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Inventor: Anthony S. Martino
  • Patent number: 4151957
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a hand held shower spray apparatus, and more particularly, to a hand held shower spray apparatus including a metering device to adjust the flow rate of water therethrough and apparatus which is selectively adjustable to provide a pulsating spray, a normal spray or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Assignee: Beatrice Foods Co.
    Inventors: Norbert A. Gecewicz, Tim M. Uydea
  • Patent number: 4141285
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly for drawing off welding fumes at a welding site. The assembly comprises an elongate tubular element having a longitudinal slot defined between two inwardly directed flanges, the tubular element being capable of axial telescopic extension in at least one direction. The tubular element is connected to a tube which leads in use to a suction fan for drawing off the fumes through the slot. The connection of the tube to the tubular element can be made opposite the slot or at one end of the element. The assembly includes means for closing the other end or ends of the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1979
    Inventor: Henrik V. Hendriksen
  • Patent number: 4136911
    Abstract: An apparatus for feeding a carding machine with fiber material having a shaft which is fed by a preceding feed shaft. The fiber material is conveyed into the feed shaft by means of a stream of air flowing through a conveying conduit. An air circulating passage is connected between the feed shaft and the filling shaft. An air conveying device is disposed in the air circulating passage for conveying the stream of air emerging from the feed shaft into the filling shaft for compressing the fiber material therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1979
    Assignee: Schubert & Salzer
    Inventors: Gerd Husges, Rupert Karl
  • Patent number: 4135620
    Abstract: A device for conveying of sheet materials in strip form to varying destinations. The device is composed of conveying structure for conveying the striplike material from the inlet portion thereof to the outlet portion thereof. Supporting structure is provided for elevating the conveying structure, pivoting the conveying structure about a vertical axis as well as laterally shifting the conveying structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1979
    Assignee: Compriforce AG
    Inventors: Siegfried Harcuba, Ewald Dussa
  • Patent number: 4135618
    Abstract: Conveying apparatus, comprises at least one rotatable disc, a belt conveyor for conveying transported material substantially tangentially towards the disc, and at least one removal conveyor for conveying the transported material away from the rotatable disc, a parallel collector arranged between the rotatable disc the apparatus including and the removal conveyor and comprising at least two grab arms and associated discs swivelable about shafts orientated substantially parallel to the axis of rotation of the rotatable disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1979
    Assignee: Wilhelmstal-Werke GmbH
    Inventor: Gustav Kuckhermann
  • Patent number: 4134485
    Abstract: During the manufacture of bricks, either before or after such bricks are introduced to the kiln for drying, selected brick from spaced positions in at least some of the rows are mechanically displaced to corresponding positions in upstream, downstream, or otherwise adjacent rows to effect an inter-row movement of some, but fewer than all of the bricks in any particular row. According to the invention, the selected bricks may be either pushed, lifted, lowered or combinations thereof from one row and transferred to a different row. One translating device designed for this technique is a snaggle-tooth pusher which engages and pushes some, but not all of the bricks in a row or rows. The selected bricks may be initially separated from the other bricks by means of either the snaggle-tooth puller, or by means of a vertically movable support plate which operates in conjunction with a slotted support plate immediately thereabove to remove and lower selected brick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1979
    Inventor: Lonnie L. George
  • Patent number: 4133424
    Abstract: The invention relates to connecting members for the ends of adjacent tubs of a scraper conveyor for the use in mines in which each tub comprises two side members.The supporting partition of each connecting member has a rear face serving as a support for one of the retaining flanges and extends transversely up to the corresponding side member or up to its extension. The supporting partition is located at the rear end of the projecting portion of the male member. The width of the lateral access opening for each partition is less than the maximum dimension of the cross-section of the corresponding locating slot of the partition. The junction zones between the lateral access opening and the locating slot at the partition constitute a lateral locking means for the connecting rods relative to the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1979
    Assignee: Societe Anonyme dite: J. Sabes & Cli
    Inventor: Jean Sabes
  • Patent number: 4133553
    Abstract: A coupler for a trailer and the like, the coupler having a body and cap hinged together at a front portion and closeable along parting faces and having an internal cavity formed by the body and the cap for the ball which is conventionally secured to either the trailer or the towing vehicle. The body forms a major portion of the ball cavity and includes a ball centering upper surface which extends substantially laterally across the upper surface of the cavity, forming a self-centering bearing surface for the ball. An automatic closing device is formed on a front portion of the cap and body wherein insertion of the ball into the ball cavity automatically closes the cap with respect to the body. The closing device includes a protrusion on the cap at an opposite side of the hinge where the cap encloses the ball cavity. The protrusion extends through an aperture in the body and projects into the ball cavity when the cap is in an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1979
    Assignee: The Hammerblow Corporation
    Inventor: William C. Pierce
  • Patent number: 4133485
    Abstract: An atomizing device for mixing or atomizing fluids without moving parts and comprising, in combination, a hollow tube which has a substantially cylindrical inner wall and a core member situated within the tube in substantial coaxial relationship with and spaced from the inner wall. The surface of the core member includes at least one non-intersecting helical channel which extends substantially continuously for the length of the channel. Also, channel-forming means is provided about the core member in close proximity with the surface thereof and with the inner wall of the tube, which comprises at least one layer of at least one non-intersecting helical winding. Each winding in any single layer is in the opposite direction to each winding in the next or adjacent layer and each winding in the layer nearest the core is in the opposite direction to the helical channel formed in the core member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1979
    Assignee: Esso Societe Anonyme Francaise
    Inventor: Jacques Bouvin
  • Patent number: 4132304
    Abstract: A counting and grouping apparatus for receiving articles such as fruit, marshalling the articles so as to fill up a number of parallel supply lines for presenting a number of the articles in line abreast in the leading positions in the supply lines, the number in the line abreast being equal to (or a fraction or multiple of) the number of articles to be counted into a group and a moving belt conveyor bearing at intervals along its length lines of fingers in line abreast across the belt, which fingers align with the leading position of the supply lines and shift the line of articles in said leading positions onto the conveyor belt as the fingers pass the exit ends of the supply lines. Gates are described for blocking one or more of the supply lines to control the number.The fingers have an upright operating position for picking off the articles and a non-operating position folded down on to the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1979
    Assignee: A. E. Lenton (Wisbech) Limited
    Inventors: Ernest C. Gent, Stephen R. Watson
  • Patent number: 4132363
    Abstract: A nozzle which produces a wide liquid jet includes a housing open on one side with two longitudinal edges, one of which forms one edge of the nozzle aperture with the other edge of the nozzle aperture formed by the free end of a wall connected to the other longitudinal edge of the housing. Bolts are distributed over the width of the nozzle aperture outside the nozzle aperture for adjusting the wall over the nozzle width to slightly deform the wall and change the thickness of the nozzle aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1979
    Assignee: Eduard Kusters
    Inventor: Max Kruger
  • Patent number: 4132434
    Abstract: A flexible belt is fixed at its one end to one side of the vehicle seat and has at its other end a tongue member. An elongate rigid member is pivotally and rotatably fixed at its lower end to the other side of the vehicle seat and has at its upper end a buckle which releasably engages the tongue member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1979
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Company, Limited, Ikeda Bussan Company, Limited
    Inventors: Fujio Takahashi, Harutoshi Tsujimura
  • Patent number: 4131235
    Abstract: A dual-function valve assembly for an irrigation system typically having a plurality of sprinkler heads disposed at different elevations downstream from a control valve. A spring-loaded check valve prevents drainage of the sprinkler lines through the lower heads when the control valve is closed. A second valve in the assembly closes to prevent excessive flow if a sprinkler head is damaged or removed. The valve assembly is especially useful in unattended, automatically actuated irrigation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1978
    Assignee: Irrigation Specialties Company
    Inventor: Calvin A. Lieding
  • Patent number: 4131193
    Abstract: A vibratory apparatus for de-piling or unpiling a mass of particulate material. The apparatus is to be positioned in a recess or opening in a base (presumably the ground) and particulate material piled thereover. Upon being vibrated, the apparatus delivers the material from a pile at a regulated rate into a conveyor system for transport to a place of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1978
    Assignee: General Kinematics Corporation
    Inventor: Albert Musschoot
  • Patent number: 4131420
    Abstract: A two-piece quick connect-disconnect coupling connecting a conveyor roll to a drive train. The coupling comprises a first section rigidly secured to the conveyor roll and a second section operatively connected to the drive train and a retaining screw detachably connecting the second coupling section to the roll and locking the gears of the first and second coupling sections together in an engaged, intermeshing relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1978
    Assignee: Libbey-Owens-Ford Company
    Inventor: Alfred H. Miller
  • Patent number: 4131233
    Abstract: A selectively-controlled pulsating water shower head comprises a housing including a spray block formed with a central chamber having a first group of openings for outletting a continuous spray, and an annular chamber therearound having a second group of outlet openings. A plurality of freely movable members, in the form of curved segments, are drivable around the annular chamber by the water inletted into the housing for outletting the water through the second group of openings in the form of a pulsating spray. The shower head further includes a manually-controlled diverter having a displaceable stem assembly for selectively enabling either the continuous spray or the pulsating spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1978
    Inventor: Shulamith Koenig
  • Patent number: RE30113
    Abstract: A workpiece elevator is disclosed having a series of workpiece carriers thereon which move in an endless vertical path and from which workpieces are discharged by gravity. On each carrier there is mounted a latch mechanism which selectively blocks or opens the outlet end of each carrier. The elevator includes a plurality of outlet chutes for receiving workpieces from the carriers. Members are mounted on a stationary part of the elevator for selectively actuating the latch mechanism as the outlet of each carrier aligns with an outlet chute in accordance with the workpiece requirements of the outlet chute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1979
    Assignee: F. Jos. Lamb Company
    Inventors: William F. Bell, Walter H. Van Deberg