Patents Examined by J. L. Kravitz
  • Patent number: 4565144
    Abstract: A towel support for a standard, preferably large, bath-type towel, consisting of at least one slot formed through that towel at a minimum distance from a towel corner and cut on the bias to the towel weave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1986
    Inventor: John D. Ricci
  • Patent number: 4558467
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a gastight seal for rubber suits. It incls rubber bladders containing viscid material and has annular rings attached to a pleated bellows-like section of a main body of the rubber suit. A strap is used to actuate the rubber bladders which interlock the annular rings which join two sections of the main body of the rubber suit. Thus, an integral gastight seal on the rubber suit section is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Irving F. Barditch
  • Patent number: 4547905
    Abstract: A shoulder pad construction in which outer plastic shells are held off of the shoulders by rigid underlying arches so that the pad is supported entirely on the chest and back rather than on the shoulders. The opposite ends of the arches are secured to the breast plates and back plates of the shells. Padding for the shells has thick front and back portions which contact the chest and upper back. Bridge portions of the padding are much thinner to avoid impacting the acromio-clavicular joints and are cut back away from the trapezius muscles at the base of the neck to avoid applying pressure to the brachial plexus. Forces applied to the shoulder pad are partially absorbed by the shells and are transmitted to the thick padding areas and to the chest and back without applying pressure to the shoulder or to the acromio-clavicular joints or trapezius muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Inventor: Phil LaPorta, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4547934
    Abstract: Process and apparatus are provided for the preparation of crimped staple fibers. By automatically adjusting the pressure on the stuffer crimper box discharge means as a function of staple cutter speed, a crimped staple product with uniform fiber-to-fiber cohesion level is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventor: Thomas J. Ford
  • Patent number: 4547906
    Abstract: The heat retaining article according to the invention comprises at least one inflatable envelope attached on a sheet material. The envelope is made of an air-impermeable sheet which is produced by treating a cloth with at least one synthetic or natural rubber. The heat retaining property of the article can be controlled by adjusting the amount of air filled in the envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Kanebo, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Nishida, Yousuke Yamagami, Toshihide Takeda, Toshio Saito
  • Patent number: 4547933
    Abstract: High strength, high modulus, continuous filament aromatic polyamide yarns are stretch broken under high tension while being sharply deflected in a lateral direction by mechanical means to provide a sliver which is processed by conventional means to a high strength, high modulus spun yarn. The broken ends of the fibers are highly fibrillated to fibrils having lengths of 50-350 times the diameter of the unfibrillated portion of each fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Herbert G. Lauterbach
  • Patent number: 4546497
    Abstract: The invention provides antistatic clothing suitable for wear in a room which is kept clean. The clothing, such as working clothes, work shoes, etc., manufactured from a cloth having parallel electroconductive fibers woven therein, features the incorporation of an electroconductive material at overlapped or butt-joined seams between the pieces of cloth forming the clothing to ensure a perfect electrostatic connection of all the pieces of the clothing to minimize static charging on both the clothing and the wearer's body while preventing dust from gathering on the clothing to avoid dust from becoming a cause of problems such as electrostatic breakdown of circuit elements in a semiconductor integrated circuit production plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1985
    Assignee: Midori Anzen Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Ono, Koichi Okoshi
  • Patent number: 4542538
    Abstract: A disposable protective film accessory for use with a hood assembly including an optically transparent lens panel. The accessory includes an elongated sheet of thin, flexible transparent film having a length many times the length of the lens panel and a width which is at least a substantial portion of the width of the lens panel. The sheet of film is tightly rolled about an axis normal to the length thereof. The roll of film is loosely contained in a housing comprising an open sided cavity which is mounted on the exterior surface of the lens panel at one end thereof with the open side of the cavity against the lens panel. A tensioning bar member is mounted across the other end of the lens panel in contact with the exterior surface thereof. The free end of the protective film is pulled out of the cavity between the housing and the lens panel, across the exterior surface of the lens panel and between the lens panel and the tensioning bar member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Assignee: E. D. Bullard Company
    Inventors: Anthony L. Moretti, Anselmo P. Pellolio, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4541126
    Abstract: A ball glove includes a web between the thumb and forefinger which is provided with a plurality of slits to make the web more flexible and extensible so that the web does not require breaking in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1985
    Assignee: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: John R. Howard, Bob Machacek
  • Patent number: 4539713
    Abstract: An improved welding hood with a chin operated face shield provides hood stability, adjustability, ease of use, long life, an ability to hook the viewing window shield open, and positive closing of the shield otherwise. A linkage from the chin of the operator pivots the viewing window shield on the face shield. A spring biases the shield closed, is adapted to be hooked, and is attached to the shield and the linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1985
    Assignee: Ram Corporation
    Inventor: Raymond P. Hodge
  • Patent number: 4540108
    Abstract: The invention is a tool for use in grasping yarn during the making of needlepoint with a mesh having openings through which yarn is stitched including a handle having first and second ends located on a longitudinal axis; a member extending from the first end of the handle along the longitudinal axis; and a yarn grasping head joined to an end of the member at a position remote from the first end of the handle, the yarn grasping head having first and second bifurcations extending in the direction of the longitudinal axis, the bifurcations respectively having first and second ends and being joined together at one end to form a vertex for grasping yarn in the vertex, the bifurcations being spaced apart from each other by a substantially constant distance along the longitudinal axis except in proximity to the vertex to form an opening through which yarn can pass for grasping within the vertex, each bifurcation being deflectable to permit deflection toward the other bifurcation when engaging an opening in the mesh
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1985
    Inventor: Jeptha E. Campbell
  • Patent number: 4539729
    Abstract: Fiber slivers must be condensed during the course of a spinning process or their mass must be determined. For this purpose there are employed so-called grooved pairs of rollers, that is to say, profiled rolls which define a sliver throughput groove which is limited or confined at both sides. The sliver is guided through a feed or delivery funnel up to the throughput groove. The danger thus exists that individual fibers can jam between the side surfaces or faces of the rollers which form the lateral boundaries of the groove. This danger is eliminated with the invention in that the fiber outlet opening of the feed funnel is located within the region of a wedge-shaped gap which is bounded by an overlapping zone of the side surfaces or faces of the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1985
    Assignee: Rieter Machine Works Ltd.
    Inventors: Hanspeter Meile, Viktor Pietrini
  • Patent number: 4538303
    Abstract: A protective helmet, e.g. a motorcycle helmet has a chinpiece below its visor which defines an air passage with a member behind this chinpiece, permitting air to flow from an opening in this chinpiece uniformly over the interior of a visor to prevent fogging thereof by moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Assignee: Romer GmbH
    Inventor: Willibald Schnitzler
  • Patent number: 4536889
    Abstract: A face and nose wiper holder for skiers, adapted for attachment to the lower arm of the skier and having a retractable cover exposing the wiper for use by the skier without removal from the holder. The holder is adapted for use of facial tissue sheet wipers or of pre-packaged absorbent pad wipers. According to another aspect of the invention, the wiper holder may be adapted for use upon the wrist of one of the skier's gloves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1985
    Assignee: TNF Enterprises
    Inventors: Kevin D. Taylor, Galen N. Nichols
  • Patent number: 4536892
    Abstract: A riot faceshield assembly is provided which can be utilized with a wide range of protective helmet designs and sizes, which provides a positive sealing relationship between the faceshield and the front brim of the helmet, which may be pivoted into and conveniently locked in the protective position, and which includes a positive stop member to prevent the faceshield from pivoting downwardly into contact with a wearer's neck or chest when impacted. The faceshield assembly includes a three point or triangular retention system which assures integrity of the unit in the event of either upwardly or downwardly directed impacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1985
    Assignee: Mine Safety Appliances Company
    Inventors: Carl H. Brinkhoff, Gordon C. Scott
  • Patent number: 4536890
    Abstract: A glove for use in a low particulate environment, such as a manufacturing area for electronic equipment, has an external shell composed of polyvinyl chloride or elastomeric material. The external shell has a hand portion and a gauntlet portion. The hand portion is internally lined with flock while the gauntlet portion is unlined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1985
    Assignee: Pioneer Industrial Products Company
    Inventors: Steve M. Barnett, Michael A. Flowers, John A. Varos
  • Patent number: 4534495
    Abstract: A hand-held thimble includes an elongate handle for being grasped by the palm and fingers of a sewer. A head extends outwardly from the handle and includes a face adapted to engage a sewing needle. The thimble is primarily useful in quilting and provides increased control over the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1985
    Inventor: Jean Adkins
  • Patent number: 4530133
    Abstract: An opening roller for an open end spinning machine which may be formed in one or two parts, the opening roller having a central body or hub (1) preferably provided with a central cylindrical aperture (10) therein for mounting on a drive shaft of an open end spinning machine, there being an outer ring (2) having a cylindrical external surface (7), the ring (2) supporting suitable combing elements in the form of spaced pins (14) or card wire and wherein the ring (2) is spaced from and connected to the central body (1) by means of septal walls (3) which may either extend radially or be inclined to respective radial planes passing through them, and wherein the spaces between the septal walls may be filled with a suitable plastics medium (11) which may surround the pin tails (18) if these project from the rear face (19) of the ring (2). The roller may be machined from a one-piece extrusion (FIG. 2) or after suitable machining may be assembled from two parts which may themselves be extruded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1985
    Assignee: Wm. R. Stewart & Sons (Hacklemakers) Ltd.
    Inventors: William R. Stewart, David B. Stewart, John M. C. Dickinson
  • Patent number: 4528722
    Abstract: In a card, to avoid passage of fibers or fiber flocks over the edge of clothing into a gap, a covering band is pressed against an internal surface of the fiber-guiding roll or cylinder and a surface lying opposite the fiber-guiding roll. The covering band covers the gap between the fiber-guiding roll and a side wall portion. Two forwarding grooves, lying opposite one another in the gap and having transport surfaces lying opposite one another in crossed fashion, return fiber flocks which may possibly pass into the gap to the upper surface. A forwarding pin is set into the roll surface 7 of the fiber-guiding roll outside the edge of the clothing at such a inclination that fibers or fiber flocks which can pass into this region are transported by such pin towards pointed clothing of card flats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1985
    Assignee: Rieter Machine Works Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Demuth, Paul Staeheli
  • Patent number: 4527287
    Abstract: A baseball glove or mitt having an outer shell comprising front and a back plies joined together to form thumb and finger stalls and a hand-receiving pocket. A hand-receiving opening at the bottom of the glove provides entry into the shell. The back ply of the shell in the area between the stalls and the hand-receiving opening is formed for substantially covering the back of the hand of a person wearing the glove, a portion of the back ply in said area having a zone with a flexibility greater than the remainder of said portion for enabling the glove readily to flex when the hand is flexed to close the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1985
    Assignee: Figgie International Inc.
    Inventor: Akio Aoki