Patents Examined by Jay N. Eskovitz
  • Patent number: 4640282
    Abstract: A baby pacifier is provided having a resilient nipple for the baby to grasp in its mouth; and having an open end with a bead extending about is outer periphery adjacent to the open end; and a circular box-shaped shield for supporting the nipple; the shield being substantially elliptical in cross-section, smooth-surfaced, and free from external projections, and having a diameter of at least 45 mm and a breadth of at least 20 mm, being formed in two shield parts held together; each shield part having a peripheral edge engaging the peripheral edge of the other shield part in a snap lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1987
    Assignee: Mo och Domsjo Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Bengt R. Careborg
  • Patent number: 4637203
    Abstract: There is disclosed a mowing machine comprising at least a grass cutting blade, rotating about an axis substantially perpendicular to the ground and housed within a casing, open at the bottom and communicating with a cut grass conveying duct 15 for discharging the cut grass which comprises a movable wall 17 at the bottom tiltable towards the inlet mouth of a cut grass collecting vessel 3 effective to be associated with the cut grass discharging mouth of the conveying duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1987
    Inventor: Luisa Fedeli
  • Patent number: 4632061
    Abstract: A birdfeeder consisting of a center column or post that has a multi-sided sloped roof on the upper end thereof and downwardly-directed abutments spaced inwardly from the outer edges. A lower support member is carried by the post and a plurality of identical compartments are configured to be inserted by sliding engagement with the outer wall against the abutment and subsequent inward tilting to position the lower edge over the support member to rest on the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Assignee: Weber-Stephen Products Co.
    Inventors: James E. Tucker, Charles W. Lohmeyer, John Beecher, III, James C. Stephen
  • Patent number: 4627384
    Abstract: A bird tree apparatus for exercising the anatomical features of domestic birds and for removably collecting food and bird droppings. The bird tree apparatus is comprised of an upright support member having upper, lower and intermediate portions. A plurality of base members are attached to the lower portion of the support member to hold it in a generally vertical position. A removable platform member for collecting bird food and droppings is removably mounted at the intermediate portion of the upright support member. A plurality of elongated perch members are attached to and extend outwardly from the upper portion of the support member. The perch members have a plurality of diameter dimensions to provide a bird with means to exercise its leg muscles and the elongated perch members are preferably of a wood dowel construction having a diameter range from 1/16 to 2 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Inventor: Marc A. Courteau
  • Patent number: 4627227
    Abstract: A tree line trimmer which includes a boom assembly with a lower boom and upper boom pivotally connected for movement in a common plane. An elongated cutter head is mounted to the outer boom and includes a plurality of overlapping, rotatable saw blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Inventor: Raymond E. Dixon
  • Patent number: 4616634
    Abstract: A unitary instrument for protection and retraction of the soft tissues of the oral cavity during oral and maxillofacial surgery has a central handle part and active blade parts extending from the ends of the handle parts at different curvatures, with oppositely and differently curved blade extremities for adaptation to the relatively inaccessible areas of the maxillofacial region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1986
    Assignee: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
    Inventor: Arturo Vargas Garcia
  • Patent number: 4616633
    Abstract: An instrument for retracting soft tissue during oral and maxillofacial surgery has a handle, a palm engaging lesser blade at one end of the handle and a greater active blade which extends at an adjustable angle from the other end of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1986
    Assignee: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
    Inventor: Arturo Vargas Garcia
  • Patent number: 4615301
    Abstract: A fish breeding apparatus is disclosed, which comprises a frame body for the fish breeding framed by connecting rod elastic reinforcements to each other into a polygon at a side number of 4 to 30 through bent couplings, and a mooring cable connected at its one end to each of the bent couplings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Assignee: Bridgestone Tire Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Maekawa, Hiroshi Sasaki, Shinji Morimura
  • Patent number: 4611606
    Abstract: The axial flow rotary separator of a self-propelled combine employs dual side-by-side rotors sharing a common infeed opening. Finger-like crop engaging elements of the rotors are propelled in orbits both oblique and eccentric with respect to the separator casings. The rotors are counter rotating and a stream of threshed crop material is delivered towards the bite of the rotors so that it is carried through between the rotors and divided against an opposite floor of the infeed casing. The fingers are disposed so that, as the rotor rotates, the degree of engagement of each finger with the crop material stream varies and so that, while in its principal engagement with the material, each finger propels portions of the crop material stream generally spirally downstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: James W. Hall, Maurice A. Popelier
  • Patent number: 4611605
    Abstract: In the axial flow rotary separator of a combine harvester spiral propulsion of the crop material mat is achieved through the cooperation of helical guide vanes in the separator casing and rotor fingers free to swing axially. The rotor is eccentrically mounted so that each finger fully engages the mat for only part of each revolution. While in engagement, the fingers maintain the circumferential propulsion of the mat but each finger is free to be carried downstream by the mat under the influence of the guide vanes, deflected from its normal free fully radially extending position. On disengagement from the mat, centrifugal force restores the finger to its fully extended position ready for reengagement of the mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: James W. Hall, Maurice A. Popelier, Daniel L. Leemans
  • Patent number: 4610219
    Abstract: A floating frame member for use in a fish breeding apparatus, which is a hollow rod-shaped elastic body constituting a main part of a gas chamber therein, said elastic body being composed of rubber or rubbery elastic material and reinforced with fiber cords to have an outer diameter of about 279.4-about 609.6 mm (11-24 inches), a thickness of about 12.7-50.8 mm (1/2-2 inches) and a product between a Young's modulus and a sectional secondary moment of 100-3,000 kg.multidot.m.sup.2, and having a ratio of circumferential stress to axial stress of 1.5-2.5 when an internal pressure of 0.1-20 kg/cm.sup.2 is applied to said elastic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1986
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Morimura
  • Patent number: 4606298
    Abstract: A disposable bird feeder comprises a blister pack of bird food adapted to be suspended by an eye in the backing and to provide a perch for the bird by means formed out of the pack and backing as shown in FIG. 1. This provides a very cheap and disposable bird feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1986
    Assignee: Silverthorne-Gillot Limited
    Inventor: Ian N. Bridge
  • Patent number: 4602594
    Abstract: Device for packing poultry in a box comprising an endless belt (19) running over a plurality of rolls (14-18) with horizontal axles and provided with spaced apart rows of fingers (20), which are hingedly connected with the belt (19) said belt (19) having an upwardly running part at which the fingers project forwardly and move from the floor with the belt and the picked-up poultry upwardly said poultry in normal position being taken over by a series of substantially horizontal guide cams (25) at the level of the top reverse roll (15) at which level the fingers are withdrawn and move downwardly with the belt while the poultry is taken over by endless belts (27,29) which feed them to a feed regulating device (30) which discharges into a box (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1986
    Inventor: Hendrikus G. van den Brink
  • Patent number: 4602631
    Abstract: A surgical clip has projections on its load-bearing portion. Also, a forceps used with the surgical clip is formed with depressions or small holes to receive the projections on the surgical clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1986
    Inventor: Noboru Funatsu
  • Patent number: 4600019
    Abstract: The adjustable chaffer and lower sieve of a combine harvester are replaced by a cob catcher or cob-saving sieve which allows corncobs along with shelled corn to be recovered as a mixture from the harvester rather than separating the corn from the cobs and discarding the cobs. The cob-saving sieve comprises a framework incorporating parallel inclined vanes sufficiently spaced apart to allow cobs to pass therethrough and disposed at an angle to direct airflow from the harvester fan over the surface of the sieve for removal of unwanted material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Inventor: Chester L. McBroom
  • Patent number: 4598535
    Abstract: An adjustable multiple row head assembly for a crop harvester provides cantilevered support arms for a plurality of row head units. The units are adjustably positioned for harvesting crops planted in differently spaced rows. An adjusting device for the row head units provides infinitely variable adjustment, and specifically includes a jackscrew operating between a moveable frame member of the row head unit and the fixed cantilevered support arm therefor. The row head units extend in a fore-and-aft direction with respect to a base and include gathering conveyors driven by sprockets. The conveyors cooperatively form passageways having inlets for the crop, and engage idler sprockets adjustable in accordance with the row head unit adjustment to maintain proper tension in the conveyors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1986
    Assignee: Piper Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene A. Sousek
  • Patent number: 4592357
    Abstract: An improved septal splint for maintaining the nasal septum in a desired orientation following reconstructive surgery. The composite splint includes two symmetrical halves, each including a plate member having a planar surface for contacting the septum and a tubular passageway for facilitating nasal breathing during the healing process. In another embodiment, an elastic expander or balloon is secured to each of the splint members such that following their insertion into the nasal orifices, the balloons can be inflated to apply predetermined pressures to each side of the septum. The impregnation of the septum contacting surface of the splint with a hemostatic agent and/or the lining or fabrication thereof from impregnated porcine skin are also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Inventor: Robert A. Ersek
  • Patent number: 4592355
    Abstract: A process for tying live tissue and an instrument used in performing the tying operation. The tie is of the type comprising a toothed strap having an apertured head at one end, the other end of the strap being threaded through the head and locked therein by a pawl. The instrument comprises an extension having a fork-like construction for holding the head of the looped tie, a rod adapted to be moved relative to the extension and having a buckle-like construction for holding the free end of the strap, and a handle for effecting the movement of the rod relative to the extension whereby the strap is pulled through the head of the tie so as to tighten the loop around the live tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Inventor: Eliahu Antebi
  • Patent number: 4592194
    Abstract: A processing apparatus for agricultural stalk-shaped products, and wherein the products are adapted to be formed into a stream of products following cutting thereof from the ground, includes a rotatably driven conveyor element with a plurality of approximately radially outwardly extending conveyor tools separated from one another by gaps, and operatively defining a trajectory, a guidance element defining a plurality of openings, cooperating with the conveyor element for guiding the products, and forming with the conveyor element a guidance channel extending transversely to the stream of products, and wherein the guidance element intersects the trajectory near the front end and near the rear end of the guidance channel, so that the conveyor tools project at least partially outwardly through corresponding openings in the guidance element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Assignee: Bucher-Guyer AG
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Amstutz
  • Patent number: RE32173
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a combined clutch and brake comprising a drive assembly including a driving member rotatable about an axis and a driving disk fixedly extending on the driving member for common rotation therewith and against axial movement therebetween, a driven assembly mounted on the drive assembly for relative rotation therebetween and against axial movement of the driven assembly, a ring member located in encircling relation to the driving member between the disk and the driven assembly and including an upper surface having an annular friction pad including a radially inner portion in facing relation to the disk and a radially outer portion, a spring biasing the ring axially towards the disk for driving engagement by the disk with the inner portion of the friction pad, a brake member fixed against rotary movement and movable axially between a retracted position and a braking position engaged with the outer portion of the friction pad so as to disengage the ring from the disk against the action of the s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1986
    Assignee: Outboard Marine Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald B. Lloyd, Gerald H. Wick