Patents Examined by Gwendolyn Wrenn
  • Patent number: 5516067
    Abstract: An enclosure with fittings removably coupling enclosure members with the fittings being formed from plate stock. Insert fittings each include a leg member insertable into a socket fitting having a triangularly shaped socket in which the leg member is received in a snug manner. An apex portion of the socket fitting is slidably received in an elongate slot of the insert fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Inventor: Jim D. Schiele
  • Patent number: 5511758
    Abstract: A folding stand including two parallel supports joined by a folding brace for supporting a notebook computer, wherein the folding brace includes two bracing bars pivotably joined by a link and pivotably connected between the supports; the supports have a respective sloping top wall for supporting the notebook computer in a tilted position for comfortable operation and an elongated bottom opening for receiving one bracing bar when the folding brace is folded up to collapse the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Inventor: Wan-Sheng Hsu
  • Patent number: 5509634
    Abstract: An extruded PVC clip-on label holder for use on glass shelves such as merchandise shelves in retail outlets has a label holder panel and a pair of resilient rearwardly extending arms forming a channel between which a shelf is gripped. The holder is suitable for use on both thinner and thicker glass shelves by virtue of a step which extends along the base of the channel in one corner. A thinner shelf is gripped between the arms with its front edge fitting over the step and abutting the rear surface of the label holder panel. A thicker shelf is gripped between the arms with its front edge abutting the step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: Femc Ltd.
    Inventors: John Gebka, Michael E. Brinkman
  • Patent number: 5509629
    Abstract: A stand or tripod for receiving and holding objects, particularly musical instruments and/or accessories includes a center shaft and adjustable legs which are slidably mounted on the center shaft, wherein at least one of the legs can be swung about the center shaft. The legs are connected to sleeves arranged at the bottom end and at the top end of the shaft, wherein each sleeve is composed of a pair of sleeve members which are concentrically nested into one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: Sonor Johs. Link GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Sassmannshausen, Karl-Heinz Menzel, Anke Kleindienst
  • Patent number: 5507399
    Abstract: An erectable wire frame structure for displaying a wire sculpture. The structure includes upper and lower frame assemblies which are pivotally connected by elbow-like hinges which allow the upper frame assembly to be rotated from a folded, closed position to an open, upright position. Retaining pins lock the frame assemblies in the upright position. Attached to the lower frame assembly is a rear frame assembly which is adapted to extend rearwardly at a predetermined angle from the upper portion thereof. The rear frame assembly cooperates with downwardly extending leg sections of the lower frame assembly to provide a support structure which is free-standing. Wire sculptures, such as light sculptures, can be attached to the wire frame, creating a light display which can be anchored in a lawn, hung on a wall or allowed to stand alone using the rear frame assembly for support. Alternatively, the wire sculpture itself may form a portion of the wire frame structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Assignee: Mr. Christmas, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Hermanson
  • Patent number: 5505423
    Abstract: An adjustable engine mount for use on a model airplane to supportably hold a model airplane engine, the engine mount including an adjustably positionable support bracket having a mount segment which is sandwichly positioned between a first mount panel and a second mount panel, the mount segment and the second mount panel each including an axial opening extending therethrough such that an elongate axial screw which extends from the first mount panel may pass therethrough to enable secured adjustable, single step securing of the mount segment, and accordingly the support bracket, in a selected secured orientation therebetween, thereby aligning the engine disposed on the support bracket in a desired orientation within the model airplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Inventor: Lucas T. Kusijanovic
  • Patent number: 5505416
    Abstract: A clamp assembly with a mounting member and a receiving member provides support for various utilities in a building. The receiving member is mounted on a wall or a support pole, especially a support pole used in a building having a flat roof. The mounting member is mounted on a drainpipe for the flat roof, a water pipe, a sprinkler system pipe, an electrical pipe, any processed piping and the like. The receiving member includes at least one slot capable of receiving a rod. The rod is secured to the mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Inventor: John P. Dodge
  • Patent number: 5499793
    Abstract: The present invention features a document holder for attachment to a computer monitor where opposing panels are arranged on an adjustable width frame which is attached to the monitor, the panels being pivotal to adjustable open positions where they are configured to hold documents and to a closed position wherein they secure the monitor screen and the documents from unauthorized viewing while shielding same from dust. Provision is also made for retractable flexible dust covers which can be extended to shield the top of the monitor and a keyboard from dust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1996
    Inventor: Charles A. Salansky
  • Patent number: 5495953
    Abstract: A storage device (1) for compact discs (3) which are placed in acrylic glass-like, file-box-shaped cases (2) is described. Here, these cases (2) can be inserted into holder elements (4) consisting of a frame (5) and an interior inserting device (6), and the holder elements (4) themselves can be displaced via pivot journals (11) in the hollow chamber (14) of a stationary T-shaped profiled section (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Inventor: Urs Bearth
  • Patent number: 5494251
    Abstract: An artist's easel for supporting a canvas or other workpiece including a carriage having two upright housing masts which each have a longitudinal axis substantially parallel to the other, a slidable outer frame extensibly engaged with the housing masts including a bottom workpiece support for receiving a bottom portion of the workpiece, the outer frame being substantially coplanar with and adapted to slide in a range of motion parallel to the longitudinal axes of the housing masts, a slidable inner frame extensibly engaged with and substantially coplanar to the outer frame and adapted to slide in a range of motion parallel to the range of motion of the outer frame, the inner frame including an adjustable top workpiece support for receiving a top portion of the workpiece, the top workpiece support being slidably mounted to the inner frame and adapted to slide colinear with the range of motion of the inner frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Inventor: Martin M. Katz
  • Patent number: 5490649
    Abstract: The present invention enables a user to save costly time setting up and packing up a portable power tool. With the present invention, the user can disengage or engage a power tool from a sawhorse or other support surface in less than 10 seconds, with only the claws of a hammer and without requiring any other tools. It can be mounted on any 2 by 4, 2 by 6, 2 by 8, etc., on the job site when a saw horse is not feasible. It is small, weighing less than 2 pounds, and it can be carried in a carpenter's pouch or attached to the power tool. Fits all tools equipped with bed extension assemblies. It eliminates the need for a table base, saving storage and increasing room for material in truck bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1996
    Inventor: Louis N. Kusalich
  • Patent number: 5489078
    Abstract: A one-piece clip shaped into open ended paralleling first and second sections attaches to the free side edge of an automobile sun visor. The first section is formed into a clip attachable to the sun visor. The second section is shaped into a holder for various small articles, in particular, a round moist snuff container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1996
    Inventor: Nathaniel H. Risley
  • Patent number: 5485933
    Abstract: A shelving support system is disclosed (FIG. 3 ) comprising a series of spaced vertical columnar supports 300 of steel channel having a series of cutouts 320 formed at regularly-spaced intervals in the flanges 308 thereof. Each cutout 320 defines an upper lip 323, a lower lip 235 and a rear horizontal shoulder 342. Linear extrusions 324a and 324b of suitable aluminium or plastics material which define shelf-slots 326 are fitted into cutouts 320 so as to be horizontally located between the backs of upper and lower lips 323 and 325 and the rear periphery 344, and, so as to be located vertically by the underside of a shoulder 342 formed on flange 308 at the rear of the cutout and a land 362 and/or the top of the lower lip 325 at or near the lower front of the cutout.Each extrusion 324 includes a curved, forwardly-facing, hook-like thumb-strip formed along its upper wall which hooks behind upper lip 323 when the extrusion is in place within the cutout 320.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Inventor: Rene W. Crooymans
  • Patent number: 5482233
    Abstract: This invention provides an easily removable support clip for a solar receiver panel tube. A key feature of this concept is its easy assembly and disassembly without requiring access to the back side of the panel. Another key feature is the design of the clip can accommodate very severe thermal transients without exceeding the material's capacity to sustain these strains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Myroslaw Marko, Mohamad A. Dagher
  • Patent number: 5482237
    Abstract: A block includes first and second through holes extending from an upper side thereof through a lower side thereof. A necking passage section is defined between and thus communicates with the first and second through holes. A lower end of the first through hole coincides with the lower end of the second through hole. The first through hole has a central axis which is at an angle to that of the second through hole. The first through hole has a diameter the same as that of a rod to which the block is mounted. The upper end of the second through hole has a diameter greater than that of the rod and tapers to the lower end of the second through hole which coincides with the lower end of the first through hole. The necking passage section is resilient to allow the rod to be forcibly moved between the first and second through holes. An antislip member is provided to an inner periphery of the first through hole. The rod is retained in position when it is received in the first through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Inventor: Tin-Chou Wang
  • Patent number: 5482242
    Abstract: A suspension device for the suspension of an article (10) of low weight at a variable distance below an attachment point for said device on a suitable support comprises a body (1) provided with attachment means (4), a flexible string (6) and an article holder (2). In order to avoid various drawbacks of such devices belonging to the prior art, the article holder (2) is formed integral with but easily separable from the body (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Inventor: Lennart Jegelius
  • Patent number: 5478036
    Abstract: A connecting device for a screen panel and a table includes a trim body which can be readily attached to the hollow portion of the edge of the screen panel. A connecting block is attached to the end portion of the trim body. A connecting bracket is attached to a connecting block. A plurality of screws can be applied to fasten the connecting bracket and the connecting block. The connecting bracket includes a pair of horizontal supporting plates to support a table thereon. A band cover is attached to the top of the trim body and the connecting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Inventor: Ming-Hsin Wu
  • Patent number: 5465928
    Abstract: A combination of an assemblage and at least one mounting clip for mounting the assemblage into an opening of a finite size in a panel having frontwardly facing and rearwardly facing surfaces to facilitate a display of a front face of the assemblage from the frontwardly facing surface of the panel. The mounting clip is secured by a fastener to the assemblage so that the combination of the assemblage and mounting clip are inserted into the opening in the panel as a unit. Thereafter, the fastening mechanism is rotated so as to cause the mounting clip to rotate therewith and place a flange thereon into engagement with the rearwardly facing surface of the panel while the front face of the assemblage engages the frontwardly facing surface of the panel. Continued rotation of the fastening mechanism will effect a drawing of the mounting clip toward the front face of the assemblage so as to clamp the material of the panel between the front face of the assemblage and the flange on the mounting clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Assignee: E.I. Partners
    Inventor: Joseph E. Massie
  • Patent number: 5464188
    Abstract: A sucker rod well pump base that is readily movable and universally adjustable comprising at least two spaced apart footing members which carry, but are not connected to at least two spaced apart transverse support members. A plurality of spaced apart hold down members are carried along the length of the support members in an unconnected manner, but yet are restrained from movement away from the footing members by abutment of the hold down members against the support member. Each hold down member carries at least one tie down member for securing the base to a well pump unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1995
    Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
    Inventors: W. F. Priebe, Ricky L. Foster, Michael C. Pierce
  • Patent number: 5458301
    Abstract: A purse or handbag holder has a rigid body with a flat bottom for resting upon the edge of a horizontal support surface. The body has two opposed long sides. A pair of hook members are pivotally attached to, and extend horizontally from, one long side, one at each end of the long side so that they are spaced apart. In operating mode each hook member extends downward to provide a pair of strap hooks beneath the body. When a purse is hung from the holder with one strap in each hook, the purse is held open beneath the table for easy one hand access. The body may be cushioned for carrying plastic grocery bags. In storage mode the hook members pivot to parallel the body and springably engage each other. An alternative embodiment has springably closed strap engaging hooks which may grip a purse strap at any point along its length to adjust purse elevation below the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Inventor: Roger J. A. Cournoyer