Patents Examined by Jack Q. Lever
  • Patent number: 4013126
    Abstract: Elongated strands are threaded through holes in a horse's hoof. The strands have substantial exposed air spaces into which adhesive may flow for facilitating securement of the shoe to the hoof by interaction with the adhesive upon the shoe. Additionally, or alternatively the strands may be used to assist in the medical treatment of cracks in the hoof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1977
    Inventor: Dudley W. C. Spencer
  • Patent number: 4007530
    Abstract: A clamp usable by dentists to retain a rubber dam in a depressed position so as to isolate a tooth being worked on from mouth saliva and moisture. The clamp is constituted by a bow spring whose legs are joined to jaws adapted to grip the tooth, the spring being so biased as to normally spread the jaws apart. Associated with the legs of the spring is a trigger mechanism which, when the legs of the bow spring are pressed together to cause the jaws to grip the tooth, acts to lock the jaws in this position, and at the same time to cock the trigger, the mechanism including a trigger pin passing through a hole in the yoke of the bow springs. When this pin is actuated, the jaws are immediately spread apart by the released spring tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1977
    Inventor: Carmine Gaccione
  • Patent number: 4004402
    Abstract: A saddle tree composed of a front member having a neck and a waist and a separate cantle member fixed to the front member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1977
    Assignee: Stubben GmbH, Riding Equipment
    Inventor: Lorenz Bischeltsrieder
  • Patent number: 4003158
    Abstract: A fighting doll has a lower torso and an upper torso having freely movable arms rotatably mounted thereto. Actuating means within the doll when actuated causes the upper torso to pivot relative to the lower torso and simultaneously swings one arm upward and the other arm downward from a resting position in a fighting motion.In one embodiment, the actuating means is activated by a push button extending from the lower torso. The upper torso is pivotably secured to the lower torso and to a central shaft which is fixedly mounted to the lower torso. A stationary cup gear is positioned on the central shaft and is in communication with arm pinions secured to shafts extending from each arm. The push button has a rack formed at its end which is in communication with a pinion rotatable on the central shaft. Fixed to the pinion is a sleeve which is secured to the upper torso. By depressing the push button, the pinion and sleeve rotate on the central shaft causing the upper torso to pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1977
    Assignee: Mego Corporation
    Inventors: Tobin Wolf, Tit Shing Wong
  • Patent number: 4001938
    Abstract: A dental restoration fabricating device in which dowels are employed to locate and register teeth and teeth dies. The dowels are held in their original positions by plastic holders arranged on an adjustable fence surrounding a base which, in turn, supports an impression of the patient's mouth. An alternate form includes an alignment pin for more accurate location of the tooth dies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1977
    Inventor: Abraham J. Cooper
  • Patent number: 4001940
    Abstract: This invention pertains to an elastic positioner apparatus on which is mounted, stretched and maintained, in an expanded open position, elastic bands as used in orthodontics. In particular, this apparatus is an elastic positioner which is easily manipulated and on which the expanded elastic bands may be manipulated to maintain arch wires in position on retaining clips mounted on teeth. In another application of use the apparatus may be used to mount elastic bands mounted on teeth so as to expand tooth spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1977
    Assignee: Henry Mann, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony J. Cusato
  • Patent number: 3999611
    Abstract: Devices for obtaining information with respect to the behavior of a hoof. A sensing device such as an accelerometer or load cell may be attached to the hoof to respond to forces such as impact of the hoof on the ground, and the information derived from the sensing device may be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1974
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1976
    Inventor: Louis Bucalo
  • Patent number: 3999237
    Abstract: The hive comprises a central tower of any height or capacity on which are mounted as many supers or brood boxes as needed. The supers or boxes are so mounted on the tower that each one is removable separately without the need to shift or disturb adjacent boxes. The control tower is constructed to provide a bee passageway system that affords ready access directly to each super or box and includes means whereby such passageway system may be modified to produce different conditions in the different boxes or to change the number of boxes that are in communication with the system without affecting the latters functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1976
    Inventor: Guillermo Solomon
  • Patent number: 3998033
    Abstract: A bitless bridle of the hackamore type which comprises the supporting headgear including a headstall, browband, throatlatch and centerpiece and also comprising a noseband and a chinband. The bitless bridle contains novel sidepieces having a cloverleaf configuration with an eyelet at each end, and in the same plane has oppositely protruding side eyelets near one end of the sidepiece, one eyelet being slightly closer to the end than the other. The cheekstrap portion of the headstall is attached to the end eyelet nearest the side eyelets. The noseband is fixedly connected to the side protruding eyelet closest the end eyelet and the centerpiece is attached to the noseband. The chinband is attached to the oppositely protruding lower spaced eyelet and the reins are attached to the end eyelet on the other end of the sidepiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1976
    Inventors: L. Dale Watkins, Lyman M. Watkins
  • Patent number: 3996666
    Abstract: Device for continuous auscultation of the motion and positions of a patient mandible including means for sensing the motion and positions of the mandible at the rear of the condyle inside the external auditory duct with the help of strain gauges connected with a Wheatstone bridge, and means for amplifying the output signal which is finally applied to a reading device. Such a device is usable for real and accurate determination of any mandibular motion, centric relation and rest position in making dental prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1974
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1976
    Inventor: Pierre Blanque
  • Patent number: 3995372
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for installing a friction lock retaining pin into a tooth through the use of ultrasonic vibrations and an apparatus by which conventional ultrasonic dental scalers may be adapted for use in this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1976
    Inventor: Joseph A. Rapuano
  • Patent number: 3995338
    Abstract: A pollen collecting and trash removal apparatus for use on honey bee colonies in which bees entering from the field with pollen are forced to twist their bodies through a double screen grid with offset squares and lose the pollen pellets which fall through a hardware cloth into a pollen drawer. Bees leaving the hive with trash are forced to drop it, when they have to crawl through a 2 screen grid without offset squares, through a 1/2 inch hardware cloth into the trash drawer. The hinged lid permits easy removal of both grids for easy access of bees leaving or coming into the hive. The apparatus can remain on the hive throughout a year and still permit easy manipulation of frames in the hive. Pollen and trash drawers are removed from the side of the hive without obstruction to the normal flight of the bees. The use of hardware cloth or wire screen permits the maximum amount of ventilation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1974
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1976
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventor: Norbert M. Kauffeld
  • Patent number: 3995392
    Abstract: A propeller-driven toy flying vehicle set which includes a hand-held launcher and a propeller-driven toy flying vehicle detachably mounted on the handle. The toy flying vehicle, which may be in the form of an airplane, has a body with wings and a propeller which is substantially oversized with respect to the body and wings of a conventional propeller-driven airplane. A gear-driven mechanism is included within the hand-held launcher which is actuated by pulling a member, such as a string, to impart rotation to the vehicle propeller while the toy vehicle is retentively held on the hand-held launcher. The gear train includes multiplier means, in the form of step-up gears, to increase the speed of rotation imparted to the propeller through the pulling of the string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1976
    Assignees: Adolph E. Goldfarb, Erwin Benkoe
    Inventors: Adolph E. Goldfarb, Erwin Benkoe, Delmar K. Everitt, Ronald F. Chesley, Richard D. Frierdich
  • Patent number: 3994034
    Abstract: A beehive heater for installation between the lower brood chamber and the bottom board of a standard beehive for protecting a colony during the winter with a minimum of winter brood production and for accelerating spring brood production. The beehive heater provides an insulating curtain of heated air adjacent to the walls of the brood chambers. Air enters a plenum chamber where it is heated by a low temperature heating element and flows out of the plenum chamber through a series of holes located adjacent to the periphery of the lower brood chamber to form the insulating curtain of heated air adjacent to the walls. A landing board and entrance is provided near the upper edge of the beehive heater as means for the bees to enter and leave the lower brood chamber. The temperature of the air in the plenum chamber is thermostatically controlled with the control point adjustable so that it may be set for winter or spring operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1976
    Inventors: Joseph Van Damme, C. Charles Rendino
  • Patent number: 3992780
    Abstract: An implant is placed in the jaw of a patient by cutting spaced slots in the patients jaw and locating the side plates of a U-shaped implant in the slots. The side plates are arranged so that the healing of the jaw, by fibrogenetic and osteogenetic neoformation, results in the implant becoming anchored in the jaw, and the implant is adapted for the reception of a stump, preferably a screw threaded stump to serve as an artificial tooth on a mounting for such a tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1976
    Inventor: Imre Herskovits
  • Patent number: 3992856
    Abstract: A pad adapted to be fitted about the contour of a stirrup used by the medical profession in making patient examinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1976
    Assignee: Lawrence Peska Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: A. James McGovern
  • Patent number: 3991512
    Abstract: A remotely powered and controlled aircraft is provided of the type wherein the propeller is driven from a remote drive unit by an elongated flexible cable confined within a flexible tube. The aircraft of the invention includes a secondary control knob slidably and rotatably mounted about the flexible tube for selectively controlling the effective length of the tube and cable to thereby control the radius of flight of the aircraft. In a preferred embodiment, the aircraft is a biplane with a unique wing support construction, including eyelets in the wings and flexible struts having wing engaging hooks thereon which may be selectively inserted through the eyelets for engagement with the wings. This abstract is not to be construed in any way to define or limit the invention set forth below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1976
    Assignee: Victor Stanzel Company
    Inventor: Victor Stanzel
  • Patent number: 3991472
    Abstract: The denture construction for anchoring an artificial tooth in a person's mouth comprises an anchoring member which is adapted to be fixed in the mouth and which has a bore therethrough with an intermediate small diameter bore portion and an outwardly tapered bore portion on each end. The substantially cylindrical pin having an outer edge which is threaded into a U-shaped plate which is affixed to a recess in the bottom surface of an artificial tooth, has an intermediate small diameter pin bore and the bore is widened outwardly toward each end. The end of the pin which is not affixed to the tooth plate is advantageously spherically formed and has a wider end than the small diameter bore portion. The pin is provided with a transverse slot to permit the portions on each side of the slot to be sprung together so as to permit the pin to be inserted through the small diameter bore portion of the anchoring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1976
    Inventor: Friedrich Lukesch
  • Patent number: 3990151
    Abstract: An adjustable metal orthodontic band, including a sleeve-shaped body having folds, pleats or corrugations which permit expansion so that the band may fit teeth of various size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1976
    Inventor: Peter C. Kesling
  • Patent number: 3990150
    Abstract: A dental prosthesis made of two elements. A first fixed slide portion has a profile into which is adapted to be inserted two balls which are connected to the second detachable body portion. One of the balls is rigidly secured to the body portion while the second ball is connected to the body portion by a shock-absorber device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1976
    Assignee: Metaux Precieux SA
    Inventor: Guglielmo Giovannini