Patents Examined by John S. Brown
  • Patent number: 4494784
    Abstract: A door-stop for handicapped people and particularly people in wheel chairs which permits the person to push a self-closing door open and lock it in an open position before passing through the doorway. The door-stop is comprised of a pivoted cross bar mounted at a convenient height traverse to the door connected by means of a lever to a door-stop at the corner of the door. The door can thus be pushed open and the cross bar moved downward to lock the door-stop. After the person passes through the door, he can simply lift the cross bar to release the door-stop allowing the door to close.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1985
    Inventor: Harvey H. Haynes
  • Patent number: 4466639
    Abstract: A holder for loose leaf sheets of material, such as paper, having a base for the support of the sheets, a magnetic body located at an edge of the top side of the base, and a means for securing the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1984
    Inventor: Charles L. Finnegan
  • Patent number: 4453851
    Abstract: The invention relates to a securing device conventionally used in conjunction with a sheet material binder system for securing one or more binder strap relative to the securing device, to secure a number of sheets of material together. The securing device has a channel section body portion in which a binder strap is receivable via an aperture in the securing device and a clamp member extending integrally from the body portion and being pivotally displaceable to clamp the binder strap in position within the body portion, a locking means being provided to lock the clamping member relative to the body portion. The securing means may be a double securing means having a single body portion and two clamping members extending integrally therefrom at opposite ends and two apertures through which binder straps can pass to be secured within the body portion by the clamping members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1984
    Inventor: Dale M. Purcocks
  • Patent number: 4448443
    Abstract: A method and continuous form adaptively structured and arranged so as to facilitate the manufacture of book processing kits containing pocket-part books, circulation cards and binding labels. The method comprising printing the multi-part form on a paperstock that is compatible with a computer controlled printer, printing the requisite data in the appropriately allotted positions, and disassembling the form into its appurtenent parts. The continuous form is printed in a multi-color format and contains four book processing kits per sheet, and which kits are arranged and bounded by perforations therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1984
    Assignee: Catalog Corporation of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Jones
  • Patent number: 4445710
    Abstract: A binding for documents, sheets, pouches and other members in which each member is formed with a synthetic resin profile having a web attached to the member and a bead lying along an edge of the respective assembly. The support is formed with a plurality of slots having windows at least at one end thereof through which the beads can be inserted and removed longitudinally and such that the beads are thicker than the widths of the slots but thinner than the widths of the windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1984
    Assignee: Jowa
    Inventor: Pierre Borel
  • Patent number: 4445712
    Abstract: There are disclosed in the present application, devices and methods for providing identification of a client by his ability to select a correct set of digits from a multiplicity of them on any one of a plurality of grids each with a different order and arrangement of digits on a suitable surface. The client easily establishes his identity by selecting the correct digits from any randomly selected grid at the subscriber location by obtaining in advance, a password from which he determines the correct digits by their positions in all the grids. The accuracy of the client's answer is checked against a register listing, for each client, an independent identification number, and his password. The register also contains a list of correct digits or codes and the grid number for which each code is the appropriate answer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1984
    Assignee: ID Code Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward A. Smagala-Romanoff
  • Patent number: 4444418
    Abstract: A carrying case comprising opposed cover members hinged to a central spine portion. The cover members are adapted to be secured together by a slide fastener to form a closed case or laid open to allow viewing of one or more pages of a folio arrangement supported by a frame member which is secured within the case on the spine portion by self-adhering fastener means of the Velcro type. The folio assembly includes an elongated flat metal or plastic frame member which is adapted to support one or more elongated elastic folio support rods for pivotally supporting the folio pages to be turned in the manner of turning pages of a book. The support rods may be elastically deflected to insert separate folio pages in or remove separate folio pages from the folio assembly frame or the entire folio assembly may be quickly inserted in and removed from the case, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1984
    Inventor: Stanley Goldstein
  • Patent number: 4441834
    Abstract: An arrangement is provided for retaining loose sheets of paper. A pair of sheet retaining components, each having a plurality of half loops, are hingedly held together by wire clips. An actuator is interposed between the sheet containing components. The actuator is provided with inclined slots which, when the actuator is displaced, engage and move the clips causing one sheet retaining component to move with respect to the other to unlock the engaged ends of the respective half loops. Once unlocked, the sheet retaining components can be hinged apart to permit removal and/or addition of loose leaf paper. Means are provided to retain the actuator in proper and secure operative position between the sheet retaining components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1984
    Inventor: Claudio B. Cardellini
  • Patent number: 4440422
    Abstract: A paperback book has divider pages positioned at intervals between the pages of reading matter and perforations along its spine at such divider pages so that the book can be separated into one or more sections by tearing the spine along a perforation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1984
    Inventor: Edward R. Bruchas
  • Patent number: 4438997
    Abstract: An electrical contact (1) includes a plate portion (10), flaps (16) are on the plate portion. A notch (12) in the plate portion straddles an insulated conductor (40), the plate portion (10) is pivoted against the conductor to penetrate sides of the notch into the conductor and establish an electrical connection, and the flaps (16) press against the conductor and establish a strain relief.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1984
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: William R. Evans
  • Patent number: 4439080
    Abstract: This safety device for binding machines, which prevents broken clamp locking mechanism springs from engaging and damaging roughing and trimming saw blades or the clamp carrier cam, provides a collar-like means to be securely mounted on the shaft which supports the lower end of the clamp spring. Anchored to the collar are two protruding pins which project on either side of the clamp spring to provide supports upon which the broken segement of spring may rest rather than dangling into the saw blades or coming into contact with the clamp carrier cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1984
    Assignee: American Standard Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. LeFevere
  • Patent number: 4437723
    Abstract: A three-row, fifty-position D-connector for mass termination of flat multiconductor cable includes contact elements having insulation-piercing end portions in longitudinally singular locations and terminal end portions conforming in position to the industry-dedicated D-pattern. A method for making the connector provides for deriving diverse contact element sets from a common contact element strip configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald S. Narozny
  • Patent number: 4437781
    Abstract: A ring binder comprising a pair of covers connected by a flexible back portion consisting of a flexible back strip which separates the inner edges of the cover and strip portions which overlap portions of the covers near the inner edges. The overlapping portions of the covers are provided with pairs of holes for receiving flexible binder prong means having a free end which extends through an eye at another end to form a loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Assignee: Siplast Siegerlander GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Weihe, Georg Weihe
  • Patent number: 4437685
    Abstract: A book index marker combined with a book such as a telephone directory, dictionary or the like in which information is categorized alphabetically, numerically or the like with the index marker of the present invention providing readily observable indicia associated with the pages of the book which constitute the initial page of each category of information in the book. In one embodiment, the index marker is inserted between the pages of the book with the indexing indicia disposed above and below the top and bottom edges of the book with this embodiment being secured in place by an elastic band extending externally of the spine of the book or by anchoring elements engaging the spine of the book. In another embodiment of the invention, the index marker has the indicia disposed along the vertical free edges of the pages of the book and has a spine extendng outwardly of the spine of the book and secured thereto by a rubber band extending between the pages of the book adjacent the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Inventor: Jose Valencia
  • Patent number: 4436324
    Abstract: A bridge bidding aid is designed in the form of a booklet having an oversized cover and a plurality of instruction pages that correspond to various opening bids. The booklet is devised such that, when unfolded at the center of a bridge table, the four players can simultaneously and independently consult the notes to decide on their bids. Also, the information is programmed such that when the opening bidder's notes face the opening bidder, the notes pertaining only to responding bids will face the responder and, similarly, the notes for opponent overcalls and responses will be appropriately positioned in front of the opponents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1984
    Inventor: Lyndon O. Barton
  • Patent number: 4432567
    Abstract: The authorization card has one or more storing zones for storing a predetermined information defining the type and/or extent of authorization, for example credit information in case of a credit card, and at least one storing zone for storing variable information associated with the owner of the card. These storing zones are adapted for automatic reading of the fixed and variable information in an automatic reading device. The authorization card has means for generating a coded information to be compared with the variable information. This coded information is manually adjusted on the authorization card by its user and is also adapted for automatic reading by the automatic reading device. Manual adjustment of the coded information is facilitated by a scale provided on the authorization card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1984
    Inventors: Hermann Stockburger, Hans-Georg Winderlich
  • Patent number: 4431214
    Abstract: The disclosed device comprises a pair of hingedly connected pocket formations receiving data cards which are derived by folding and connecting a plurality of initially integral panels, the panels being formed by cutting and scoring a blank of paperboard of relatively light gauge, and thereafter being folded and secured so as to provide the hingedly connected pocket formations in each of which an end panel of the blank forming the data card is confined and is accessible through an open end so as to enable it to be torn loose and to be moved to different positions in the pocket thereby enabling data imprinted thereon to be viewed through window openings in a wall forming panel on which related data may be imprinted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1984
    Assignee: Federal Paper Board Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Veronica A. Buffington
  • Patent number: 4430015
    Abstract: A fastening means for attaching documents and other items to the wire binder of notebooks, tablets and the like is disclosed. The fastener comprises a plurality of tabs positioned adjacently such that they form a notch which opens on and provides access to an aperture in which the wire binder is retained upon insertion of the fastening means into a notebook or similar wire bound medium. The opening between the notch and aperture formed by the tabs is smaller than the diameter of the wire forming the binder. In one embodiment the tabs are formed with a bulbous head. In another embodiment the head is formed with at least one oblique side and the neck is formed with at least one arcuate side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1984
    Assignee: Mead Corporation
    Inventor: John J. Nerlinger
  • Patent number: 4424604
    Abstract: A wheel kit for mobilizing a picnic table and the like, comprising a handle assembly adapted to be attached to a horizontal member for lifting one end of the table and one or two wheel assemblies adapted to be attached to a leg or leg members at the opposite end of the table is disclosed. When the table is lifted by the handle assembly, the wheels of the wheel assemblies serve to move the table over the ground. The assemblies have thin sheet metal bracket members including L-shaped portions and channel-forming rims which are secured to the respective table members by fasteners such as screws and/or nails. Each bracket member has a horizontal part that is interposed between the respective leg end and the ground while the associated horizontal part carries the wheel at a fixed distance from the horizontal part and thus the ground. Thus the wheel is always properly positioned for ground clearance with the table horizontal and ground engagement when tilted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1984
    Inventor: Emanuel F. Dupuis
  • Patent number: 4423535
    Abstract: A spring balancer having a compression coil spring and a friction ring. Properties of the spring and a friction force provided by the ring are designed to fit the moment of revolution of a lid that can be opened or closed upward and downward around a revolution or pivot axis. The balancer makes it possible to open or close the lid with a small force and allows stopping of the lid at any position in the whole process of the opening or the closing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1984
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Juji Ojima, Yuichi Nagase