Patents Examined by J. L. Olds
  • Patent number: 4802245
    Abstract: An ear protection device made of a molded band of rubber or other elastomeric material which is formed with a cup-like member to cover the ear and seal against the head. The band is shaped to run across the user's forehead in the front, stepping down over the ears and continuing at ear level around the back of the user's head. The inside of the cup-like member may be filled with an absorbent material, to capture any water which may leak in; when used by skiers, such material, if used, provides an extra measure of insulation. The profile of the protector may be kept relatively thin by using a cup-like member contoured to mate readily with the bony regions surrounding the ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Inventor: Richard J. Miano
  • Patent number: 4799321
    Abstract: An ironing board which is designed to be supported in a standard drawer is disclosed. The board has a transverse vertical ridge adjacent one edge which prevents it from being pulled out of the drawer, and a slidable saddle which fits over the top edge of the drawer to adapt the board to different drawer configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Inventor: Leo D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4791682
    Abstract: A glove is provided with a grommet in which is secured one end of a flexible electrically insulating cord, the other end of which is secured to a plastic clamp to be clamped about the dispensing hose or nozzle of a gasoline pump for use in the self-service dispensing of gasoline. The glove has an outer body of water-proof, gasoline-resistant and wear-resistant material and an inner liner of fabric material, between which may be disposed from one to three layers of thermally insulating material, depending upon the climate in which the glove is to be used. The glove is designed for use on either a right or left hand, and the cord attachment may be at either the wrist end or the finger end of the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Inventors: Thomas E. Herr, Susan H. McCormick
  • Patent number: 4790032
    Abstract: A woman's slip is provided with a plurality of spaced-apart V-shaped openings along the lower hem portion of the slip. Each V-shaped opening has associated with it a pair of fabric closure-pieces for selectively and alternatively closing of the V-shaped opening or exposing the V-shaped opening, so that the slip may be used with a slitted outergarment, such as a skirt or dress, and alternatively used also with non-slitted outergarments. Each piece is integrally connected with a portion of the slip, and is capable of swinging movement along one side thereof relative to the slip. A plurality of mating female and male fastening elements keep each of the fabric closure-pieces in each of their two possible positions. The V-shaped openings are closed off by the fabric closure-pieces so that the V-shaped openings are not visible when wearing a non-slitted outergarment that is also somewhat sheer, so that the slip looks aesthetically pleasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Inventor: Ester D. Girouard
  • Patent number: 4790035
    Abstract: A turban hat comprising an elongate strip of material having two arms (6,7), respective arms extending from a mid-point (8) between the ends of the strip to a respective distal one of said ends and each arm having first and second edges, at least one of said arms being looped around the other, each arm having at least a portion of either of its edges adjacent its distal end attached to at least a portion of an edge of an arm adjacent the mid-point and at least a portion of either of its edges adjacent its distal end attached to at least a portion of an edge of the other arm adjacent the distal end, the loop being arranged so that one arm can be pulled through the other arm to alter the "hat size" of the headgear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Inventor: Iris Whyte
  • Patent number: 4789372
    Abstract: A garment for supporting the abdomen of a wearer is disclosed. The garment comprises a panty and two support straps which attach to the center front edge of the panty, over the shoulders, across the lower back in a criss-cross fashion, over the hips and under the abdomen. The garment may also include lateral straps to direct the support straps outward from the neck of the wearer, and a reinforcing strap to add extra support to the adbomen. The garment lifts the abdomen, transferring weight of the abdomen to the shoulders by way of the wearer's back. The garment decreses lordosis and improves posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1988
    Inventor: Trenna R. Wicks
  • Patent number: 4785479
    Abstract: A glove comprising a glove base, a reinforcing sheet disposed thereon, and a reinforcing film of rubber or synthetic resin as coated on or impregnated into at least said reinforcing sheet, said glove base comprises a plurality of sheet pieces of required shapes sewn together with seams on the inner side thereof, said sheet pieces being soft, flexible closed-cell foamed rubber or plastic sheet pieces, said reinforcing sheet being a knitted or woven fabric laminated at least to the entirety or a part of the exterior surface of the sheet piece covering the palm of the glove, and the seam cavities of sheet pieces formed on the inner side of said glove base having been filled with rubber or synthetic resin.The glove excells in cold protection, water proofness, abrasion resistance, and ease of articulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1988
    Assignee: Towa Glove Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 4783855
    Abstract: An infant presentation wrap and method comprises a structure providing an infant receiving pocket, an infant headrest extension on a back panel of the pocket structure and projecting substantially beyond an open end of the pocket. A front panel of the pocket structure may have separable flaps which are adapted to be spread apart to provide an opening aligned with the open top end for facilitating insertion of an infant to the pocket, with separable means such as ties on the flaps for retaining the flaps closed. An overlap extends from the closed bottom of the pocket structure and is of a length to be folded into substantial covering relation to the front panel. Generally aligned ribbon straps extend from intermediate opposite sides of the overlap and are of a length to enwrap the pocket structure and the folded overlap and are adapted to be tied into a retaining bow over the folded overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Inventor: Borka Njegovan
  • Patent number: 4783854
    Abstract: A folded protective garment is enclosed in a wrapping maintaining sterility. The folded garment has its entry opening at one edge of the package formed by the folded garment. The entry opening is surrounded by a collar obtained by turning the edge portion of the garment inside out so that the outside of the collar is formed by the inside of the garment. For the remainder, the garment is folded such that the outside of the collar has uncovered surfaces which can be gripped by unprotected hands when the garment is folded out and put on, the garment also having front and back portions which are alike and joined together at the edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Assignee: Landstingens Inkopscentral Lic, Ekonomisk Forening
    Inventor: Mats Bjorklund
  • Patent number: 4782609
    Abstract: A handle for a manually operable industrial pressing iron has a root portion shaped to fit the facing surface of a handle support of the iron itself, an intermediate rounded, anatomically shaped hand grip portion and a free end portion which is downwardly inclined from the intermediate portion. The intermediate portion has a surface working, at least over that part which is contacted by the palm and fingers of the user, to produce a plurality of closely adjacent microcavities giving the hand grip portion an anti-slip property and allowing air to pass between the hand grip and the hand and fingers of a user to keep it cool during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Inventor: Giovanni Cartabbia
  • Patent number: 4780912
    Abstract: A dickey is split along one side corresponding with a person's shoulder and the side of the person's neck. The seams along the split are provided with flexible and adjustable fasteners that adjustably close the seams. The split seams enable the dickey to be put on and taken off without passing it over the wearer's head. The adjustable fasteners enable a dickey to be worn by persons of different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Assignee: Arm-Kor Marketing Corporation
    Inventor: Wayne A. Harmsen
  • Patent number: 4781650
    Abstract: A light weight, fitted prosthetic garment comprising in combination a generally cylindrical body-encircling member on each side of the top front of the body-encircling member is a rounded flap corresponding to the two breast positions of the wearer; on the inside of each rounded flap is a pocket member for holding artificial breast members; attached at the top of each rounded flap is a shoulder strap each looped back and each attached at the rear of the body-encircling member, said shoulder straps being spaced at the rear at approximately the same distance apart as at the front of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Inventor: Isabelle A. Budd
  • Patent number: 4780911
    Abstract: A disposable bib comprising a sheet of waterproof material having a head opening, preferably of oval shape, therein. At least one elastic strip parallel to the longitudinal axis of the head opening is bonded to the sheet while in stretched condition closely proximate the head opening so that, when released, at least partial closure of the head opening is achieved, while causing a curvature of the bib to facilitate placement on the wearer. The head opening closely fits around the neck of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Robert J. Mack
  • Patent number: 4779288
    Abstract: A disposable bib having a collection pocket, which is maintained in an opened position. The bib includes a base sheet of fluid impervious material and a top sheet of non-woven hydrophobic material. A pocket formed of the same material is formed by securing a section to the rear surface of the base sheet along at least the side edges with the section being secured to the base sheet along a location extending from the side edges of the sheet to a line at least three eighths of an inch inwardly thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Robert J. Mack
  • Patent number: 4779289
    Abstract: Work glove construction embodied in a glove for wear on either hand and having a cut-out area in the thumb index finger crotch area. A pliable, wear resistant insert is secured in place interiorly of the glove in the crotch area. The insert is equally disposed on both sides of a glove medial plane to enable wear on both hands with protection of the thumb, index finger and side of both hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Inventor: Ronald L. Prouty
  • Patent number: 4777666
    Abstract: The present invention provides an adjustable archer's bow-sling. This bow-sling includes a generally rectangular leather and elastic member, provided with finger holes connected to an adjustable length wrist strap. This rectangular member is fitted to the palm of the archer's bow hand and is of sufficient length to wrap around a bow, folding back on itself and is provided with adjustable length attachment means to attach to itself sufficiently snugly about a bow so as to support the bow against the archer's open palm, allowing the bow hand to relax while aiming and shooting arrows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Inventor: William C. Beverlin
  • Patent number: 4776045
    Abstract: A pair of swim goggles is provided which incorporates a timing device with a visual display in the swimmer's field of vision and automatic actuation upon contact with water. A lens allows the wearer to read the display located near the eye. A preferred embodiment incorporates this lens into the corner contour of the eye shield. Other embodiments provide the lens, timing device, display, power and related circuitry in a module insertable in an opening in one eye covering. The timing device can assist a swimmer in pacing and measuring elapsed time, in both recreational and competitive swimming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Assignee: Jo Mysliwiec
    Inventors: Jo Mysliwiec, Ted J. Ellis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4776266
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for producing cheese straws and the like is disclosed, the apparatus including a mixing and extruding device from which the mixed dough is forced through a die having a plurality of outlets. The dough is received on a conveyor where it is cut into segments and baked. The process involves mixing flour, cheese, margarine and seasonings in specific proportions, the apparatus and process being capable of producing approximately eighteen hundred dozen cheese straws per hour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Inventor: Martin H. Bradshaw, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4776043
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved hat with interchangeable patches that can be selectively attached to the hat. In the preferred embodiment, the hat is a standard, billed, baseball-style cap with some portion of a phrase or logo printed on its front surface, and a strip of fastening material or adhesive secured to the hat just below the incomplete phrase. A plurality of separate patches, each printed with a different completion to the hat's printed phrase or logo, and each with a back surface that is attachable to the fastening material on the hat, is provided. Thus the user can select the completion of the phrase with the patch of his choice. In this way a single hat can be used to carry a variety of different, and changing, phrases and logos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Inventor: Richard E. Coleman
  • Patent number: 4774728
    Abstract: A method of customizing fabric garments includes employing an embroidery machine to create a master design at a plurality of locations on said fabric and subsequently automatically applying a custom design sequentially in the general region of the master designs. In one embodiment, the master design containing fabric portions are severed into individual patches which are subsequently provided with the custom design. The patches may then be secured to an article of clothing as by adhesive means or other suitable means. The apparatus for effecting customizing includes embroidery apparatus which apply a plurality of master designs and computerized monogram apparatus for sequentially applying a custom design to the region of the master designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1988
    Inventor: Ronald F. Carnicella