Patents Examined by G. V. Larkin
  • Patent number: 4126902
    Abstract: A belt for normal wear about the girth of a wearer which may be removed and used as a weapon which includes a first and a second belt length the inner ends of which are connected by a chain and the outer ends of which are adapted for hooked-up engagement and include a heavy buckle, so that one end of the belt may be held to swing the heavy buckle using the belt as a weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1978
    Inventor: Raymond F. McKenna
  • Patent number: 4069548
    Abstract: A hinge for use in a horizontally pivoted window assembly comprises a pivot member cooperable with an eye member and means responsive to the weight of a window acting on either of said members to increase the friction therebetween after an initial opening movement of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1978
    Inventor: Johannes Harald Bierlich
  • Patent number: 4068349
    Abstract: A hinge in which a base plate which is attachable to a piece of furniture cooperates with a hinge arm and an intermediate member between the base plate and the arm. The arm carries toggle joints and can be anchored in the base plate. The intermediate member is in the form of two intermediate elements which have lugs that grip behind projections on the base plate, when in the assembled state. At least one intermediate element is provided with a projection which extends into an opening in the base plate when the hinge is mounted in place. The intermediate elements are held on the hinge arm by means of a screw, and the nose-shaped member is molded on the respective intermediate elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1978
    Inventors: Erich Rock, Bernhard Mages
  • Patent number: 4068353
    Abstract: A clip for use with a carton having folding closure flaps wherein such clip may be selectively used to maintain such flaps in a closed position or to maintain adjacent flaps in an open position. The structure of the clip includes separate wing-like members interconnected at base portions thereof and an elongated leg connected to such wings at their base portions and extending therebetween preferably to a position substantially forward of the forward terminal portions of such wings. Portions of the carton are disposed in frictional engagement between the lower surfaces of the wings and the upper surface of the leg when the device is utilized in either of its above indicated alternative modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1978
    Assignee: Hasbro Development Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel F. Speers, James L. Pelto
  • Patent number: 4068783
    Abstract: A pressure plate is mounted on a vertical support for holding material. A material deflector is pivotally mounted with respect to the support and is adapted to deflect the material against the pressure plate. The pressure plate and the material deflector are formed with cooperating opposed faces for folding the material and with a needle guide for passage of a needle through the folds. A needle to which thread is fed, is held on a carrier and is movably mounted on the support to carry the needle into and out of the needle guide. A clamping device is arranged at the rear end of the needle guide to grasp the thread, and a cutter means is located at the front end of the needle guide to cut the thread. All of the elements are sequentially operated by a single actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1978
    Assignee: Wilhelm Maier & Sohne UNITAS-Maschinenfabrik
    Inventor: Erwin Maier
  • Patent number: 4068317
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel glove of the type in which the glove material for covering the palm of the hand is integral with the material for covering the index and small fingers, the glove material for covering the second and third fingers being cut separately. In the glove of the invention, panel sections integral with the bases of the stalls for the second and third fingers are provided for covering the back-hand side canted area of the crotch between adjacent fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1978
    Inventor: Stefan Roeckl
  • Patent number: 4063376
    Abstract: A clothing presser is provided with a stationary ironing buck, a movable ironing head, a rocking arm having the head mounted on its forward end and adapted to swing to bring the head onto the buck, and a toggle mechanism operated by a pneumatically operated piston-cylinder assembly to impart an additional force to the head to permit the head to be strongly pressed against clothing on the buck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1977
    Assignee: Toshin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kei Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 4063312
    Abstract: A button-securing device comprises a spacing piece having flat opposite faces holding a button spaced apart from a fabric. An integral, flexible elongate attachment extends from the piece to a pointed end with fixing barbs. This attachment can be brought to a looped button-securing configuration by passing it through openings in the button, through the fabric, and back through the fabric into an opening in the spacing piece where it is held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1977
    Inventor: Pierre Braillard
  • Patent number: 4060855
    Abstract: A pad structure for a protective headgear comprising, a resilient foam inner pad, a thin flexible front cover sheet of a foam material being formed into a configuration defining a cavity of a shape to closely receive and cover inner and side surfaces of the inner pad. The pad structure has a back cover sheet of flexible material covering a back surface of the inner pad and joined to the front cover sheet along bond lines adjacent a back portion of the inner pad and extending around sides of the inner pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1977
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventor: Frederick A. Rappleyea
  • Patent number: 4060877
    Abstract: The belt-fastener is cut from sheet metal strip of substantially constant width and the U-shaped elbowed portion of the fastener which forms a hinge-knuckle is folded in two in the transverse direction. The two folded sides are applied against each other in a plane located at right angles to the general plane of the clamping tongues of the fastener and form a progressive junction with the edge of each tongue. The hinge-knuckles are thus endowed with enhanced mechanical strength and provided on each side with a free space for positioning the hinge-knuckles of the opposite row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1977
    Assignee: Societe Goro
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Schick
  • Patent number: 4059853
    Abstract: A tie clasp for supporting neckwear comprising a plate to be positioned on the front of a shirt collar and a hook mounted on the back of the plate for suspending the plate from the shirt collar. The hook defines an open-ended shirt collar receiving channel extending from adjacent the upper edge of the plate downwardly from the plate upper edge and away from the plate whereby upon placing a shirt collar within the hook receiving channel the lower edge of the tie clasp plate projects outwardly from the shirt. A neckwear receiving device is positioned on the back of the plate below the hook. The neckwear receiving device includes upper and lower parallel bars each segmented to define a central slot through which neckwear may be passed in suspending the neckwear from the receiving device bars with the neckwear ends draped in mutually lateral or overlaid positions, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1977
    Assignee: Jack Steinberg
    Inventor: George W. Girdler
  • Patent number: 4059291
    Abstract: Branch connection for a pipe, which connection comprises a saddle-shaped part provided with an internally screw-threaded tubular member integral with said part, and a tee piece provided with a screw thread which engages with the first-mentioned screw thread, a sealing member being disposed between the end of the tee piece nearest to the pipe and the external screw thread on said tee piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1977
    Assignee: Polva Nederland B. V.
    Inventors: Petrus Marinus Acda, Hans Edward Guitoneau
  • Patent number: 4058871
    Abstract: An assembly of components into a knock-down furniture structure is effected by using a plurality of mechanical coupling means so that each pair of abutting components are connected together in a surface abutting relationship. Each coupling means has its one unthreaded cylindrical portion residing in a complementary shaped hole obliquely provided in the abutting surface of one component and another unthreaded cylindrical portion residing in a complementary shaped hole obliquely provided in the abutting surface of another component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1977
    Inventor: Takeshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 4057873
    Abstract: Projections in door hinge plates penetrate and bear against cooperating slots in opposite plates of door hinges to prevent a locked door from being removed from a doorjamb by removing the hinge pintles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1977
    Inventor: Rudolph Bursani
  • Patent number: 4056867
    Abstract: A splicer element for a belt includes juxtaposed splice or clamp elements with a spacer element disposed between the clamp elements. The ends of the belt are disposed between the clamp elements and the spacer element. The surfaces of the clamp elements and the spacer element that contact the belt surfaces are rough, whereby the frictional holding properties of the belt splicer element are greatly increased. One form of surface roughness is a plurality of projections that dig into and may pierce the belt material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1977
    Assignee: Koppers Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Wert, Chester Donald Fisher
  • Patent number: 4057178
    Abstract: A material pleater embodying a plurality of parallel, longitudinally extending plate-like members carried by an elongated member with adjacent plate-like members spaced from each other to receive a pleat of material therebetween. An elongated pleat depresser has longitudinally extending, spaced apart depresser elements with each being disposed to move between adjacent plate-like members and depress a pleat of material therebetween. Detachable means connects the pleats thus formed to each other whereby they remain in the formed position after removal of the plate-like members and the pleat depresser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1977
    Inventor: Edna Henderson Martin
  • Patent number: 4057179
    Abstract: A method for pressing and draping the sleeves of jackets by applying each sleeve to a sleeve form and positioning the sleeve thereon, expanding the form to expand the sleeve, bringing an internal pressing head into proximity with the junction of the sleeve and the jacket at the armhole, expanding the pressing head to a greater diameter than the armhole, applying steam and hot and cold air and vacuum in turn to the interior of the sleeve and allowing the sleeve to set, and a machine for carrying out the method comprising a left and right hand sleeve form for operation in sequence each form being expandible inside its respective sleeve with a pressing head expandible simultaneously with its sleeve form to a diameter greater than the diameter of the armhole and means for applying steam, air and vacuum in turn to the interior of the sleeve and allowing the sleeve to set while the opposite sleeve of a second jacket is being similarly treated on the other sleeve form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1977
    Assignee: Ibis Engineers Limited
    Inventor: Nicholas Wynne Everett
  • Patent number: 4054952
    Abstract: A belt assembly comprising, a housing having an elongated tunnel, and an elongated belt passing through the housing tunnel. The housing and belt have cooperating surface restraining means interengaging in the housing tunnel and providing substantial restraint against movement of the belt through the housing tunnel, with the surface means permitting movement of the belt through the housing tunnel responsive to relatively large forces applied against the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1977
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventor: Roger T. Swallow
  • Patent number: 4051553
    Abstract: For football, a hard foam rubber pad is affixed to the back of a lightweight cotton glove. The pad extends over the knuckles, (metacarpo-phalangeal joint), of a hand inserted in the glove. The pad is molded so as to force the fingers to naturally curl without conscious effort, but allowing the fingers to be straightened with conscious effort. By curling the fingers, the probability that the fingers will be bent backward over the back of the hand with resultant injury is greatly reduced. The pad also protects the back of the hand from direct injury. In addition, latex rubber affixed to the fingers, thumb, and palm of the glove enables an athlete to grip a ball with greater facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1977
    Inventor: Arthur R. Howard
  • Patent number: RE29492
    Abstract: In order to allow the so called "casual" impaling of the edges of the binding strip and of the knit-wear article on the points of the rotary dial of a linking machine, the strip is formed at its opposite longitudinal edges with tabs which are superimposed on the inner face of the binding strip before the latter is bent to channel shape. Thicker end portions are formed on the free longitudinal edges of said tabs in order to permit semi-automatic impaling of the binding strip onto the points using guides provided with through slots directed towards the annular path of the points. A further guide allowing a semi-automatic impaling of the article edge to be sewn to the binding strip, may be also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1977
    Assignees: Rosso Pietro & C. S.p.A., Calzificio Fratelli Protasoni Societa' di fatto di Mario e Trento Protasoni
    Inventor: Pietro Rosso