Patents Examined by Kurt C. Rowan
  • Patent number: 5306190
    Abstract: A process for forming a color selection mask for a CRT, in a press containing a punch and a counter-punch, after a temperature build-up stage in a shaping chamber, through the circulation of pressurized hot gas injected by inlets placed on the walls of the counter-punch, includes the step of distributing the hot gas through a distribution device to uniformly heat the mask's surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: Videocolor SpA
    Inventors: Paolo Spina, Carlo L. Fonda, Marco Visconti, Eric M. Jego
  • Patent number: 5305541
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus includes a container having a plurality of partition walls, with a first and fourth partition wall positioned adjacent respective first and second end walls of the housing, with the first partition wall and the second end wall having plug members mounted to link structure to effect opening of the first partition wall and the second end wall to air flow, with conduit structure directing air flow therethrough adjacent the second end wall through a scent dispensing canister that in turn directs the thusly scented air through the first end wall by means of a blower motor directing air through the conduit structure and scent dispensing container. Remote control structure, or alternatively manual structure, may be employed to effect separation of the plug members relative to the first partition wall and the second end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Inventor: Tony R. Simpson
  • Patent number: 5305544
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a multi-compartment insulated chest for the fresh storage of bait and food. The chest has a lower portion which is divided into two compartments by a non-insulated wall. The chest has an upper portion which includes a lid and an upper storage area. The upper lid has a secondary hatch to permit access through the upper portion and directly into the lower bait portion. The upper may be separable from the lower portion and float next to a fisherman, connected thereto by a tether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Inventor: Vincent M. Testa, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5303497
    Abstract: A floating impeller lure having a buoyant body with integral reaction blades formed therein. In a first embodiment, a countertorque arm is provided for preventing torque from the rapidly rotating buoyant body means being passed through to an attached fishing line. A second preferred embodiment uses the combination of a hook with a weighted shank and a lure dressing to prevent torque from passing to the attached fishing line. An in-line upright hook-trailer dressing is attached to the countertorque arm by means of a swivel in the first embodiment. In one embodiment of the hook-trailer dressing, the hook-trailer dressing itself floats on the surface and helps counteract rotation thereby, in conjunction with the swivel and the bend of the hook and the hook shank acting as a keel, keeping the hook point in the upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Inventor: Phillip A. Rabideau
  • Patent number: 5303499
    Abstract: A counter-balanced sinker device for drift fishing or trolling comprising a tubular weight detachably affixed at one end to a flotation unit capable of holding said one end substantially vertically above the other end of such weight but incapable of lifting the entire weight, with means on the flotation unit to allow a fishing line to run freely therethrough. The device may be equipped with a weed or rocks deflector and with means to produce a fish-attracting noise when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Inventor: Matthew A. Miller
  • Patent number: 5303502
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the preventive protection of materials against pests permanently and/or temporarily living in the soil, in particular, termites. One or more barriers of sharp-edged inert particles of a particle size screened at from 0.001 to 30 mm and/or spherical inert particles having a diameter of 0.5 to 5.0 mm are arranged around and/or in the object to be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Assignee: Desowag Materialschutz GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Metzner, Michael Pallaske, Hans-Werner Wegen
  • Patent number: 5301452
    Abstract: A bait-carrying fishing hook has an eye, a shank, a rearward bight terminating in a point, and a resilient leg connected to the forward end of the hook and projecting from the front of the hook. The leg has a curve adjacent its connection to the hook which curve may be exaggerated into a bow of the leg such that the center of the leg is further from the shank than the ends of the leg. The remaining portion of the leg may be held by an offset catch at the rear of the hook. The shank, catch and leg, when received in the receptor of the catch define a closed loop bait holder for holding bait on the resilient leg. A fishing lure includes a body having forward and rearward attachment eyes, a hook extending rearward from the body, a bait-carrying fishing hook and a flexible tether connecting the bait holding hook to the eye on the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Assignee: Blue Fox Tackle Co.
    Inventor: Gary F. Roach
  • Patent number: 5301859
    Abstract: A twist free fish stringer having a removeable end stop. A flexible length of cording includes a crimp coupled threading needle, a crimp coupled swivel assembly and one or more bored stop sleeves. A flanged end stop includes a spacer portion and through bore and is slidably retained along the cord to a selected stop sleeve via a hairpin clip which is tethered to the end stop. Alternative end stops and belt or wader mounted stringer retainers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Inventor: Ralph A. Brummel
  • Patent number: 5301456
    Abstract: The invention relates to a portable luminous trap for flying or crawling insects. A fluorescent lamp in the center of an insect ingress zone attracts the insects. Transparent baffles radiating outwardly from the lamp act as walls and an insect hitting a baffle is stunned and drops downwardly, through a funnel opening into an entrapment container therebelow. The funnel also helps prevent escape of still-living insects from the container. An alkaline dry cell battery powers the lamp, test circuits for the battery and the lamp, and a clock circuit. A photocell is used to activate the trap at dusk and the setting for the clock circuit determines the length of time that the lamp is activated each night.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Inventors: Luc Jobin, Charles Coulombe
  • Patent number: 5301863
    Abstract: A system and method for manufacturing an article that is formed by the incremental buildup of layers on a work surface contains a material deposition station to deposit the layers. In addition, a plurality of processing stations are employed. Each processing station performs a separate function such that when the functions are performed in series, a layer of the article is produced and is prepared for the deposition of the next layer. An article transfer apparatus repetitively moves the work surface and any layers formed thereon selectively among the deposition station and the processing stations. The article transfer apparatus continues to move between the processing stations until each layer is processed and a completely manufactured article is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Inventors: Fritz B. Prinz, Lee E. Weiss
  • Patent number: 5299379
    Abstract: A quick release fishing lure connection includes a base member rigidly connected to the lure body and a separate connector member with a connecting portion adapted to be received in a receptacle formed in the base member. The base member includes a retaining feature formed on a side wall of the receptacle and the connector member includes a locking member movably mounted on the connecting portion. The locking member is adapted to reside in either a retracted position or an extended position. When in the extended position, the locking member contacts the retaining feature on the base member to retain the connector member in the base. The retaining feature may comprise an annular groove that allows the connector member and a hook connected thereto to pivot within the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Inventor: Thomas E. Hawk
  • Patent number: 5299377
    Abstract: An inter-line fishing rod in which a fishline is to be inserted into and passed through the inside of the rod and which includes a fishline guide sleeve fitted on the tip portion of the body o the rod, and a fishline guide ring provided on the sleeve at the front end thereof, wherein the radius of curvature of the fishline guide surface of the ring in the cross section thereof is not less than a half of the inside diameter of the tip portion. According to this arrangement, the friction resistance of the inter-line fishing rod to the movement of the fishline at the time of winding and/or unwinding thereof through the rod can be significantly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventor: Masaru Akiba
  • Patent number: 5297356
    Abstract: A fishhook for use with artificial bait is disclosed having a shank portion and a hook portion. The hook portion terminates in a point and includes a upper surface and a lower surface which includes a barb. The upper surface comprises a first bevelled surface and a second bevelled surface, wherein the bevelled surfaces intersect at an edge, which is collinear with the point. The shank portion may or may not include a lead weight attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Inventor: Russell A. Wickham
  • Patent number: 5297724
    Abstract: Wave soldering method and apparatus for fluxing a substrate in a low oxygen containing atmosphere, preheating the fluxed substrate at least partially in a non-low oxygen containing atmosphere, and soldering the preheated substrate in a low oxygen containing atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Assignee: The BOC Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Apurya Mehta, Sean M. Adams
  • Patent number: 5295323
    Abstract: This invention relates to a humane animal live trap for application to the immobilizing of various animals and mammals. The device consists of a generally vertically positioned, compressed sleeve or cylindrical body of a generally resilient interwoven spring-like stranded material forming by strands interwoven at acute angles with each other a hollow doubly tapered cylindrical opening the sleeve is adapted to elongate when the trigger is actuated and the compressed sleeve is released by the sleeve guards, from its state of compression and circumvallates the animal or animal part that entered in to the hollow sleeve with its central tapered cylindrical opening, and tripped the trigger located centrally at the sleeve bottom. The sleeve is comprised of a loop series which is formed by the upper ends of the resilient strands, to allow compressing and depressing of the centrally doubly tapered cylindrical opening to release the captured animal and reset the trap sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Inventors: Robert H. Fasulkey, John Gerding
  • Patent number: 5293711
    Abstract: An elongate flexible tube having an entrance opening is arranged to receive a fishing rod therewithin, with the entrance opening including a drawstring to effect securement of the fishing rod cover to the associated fishing rod. A closed second end spaced from the opened first end includes an annular array of rigid support loops rotatably mounted through the wall of the tube to support fishing components therewithin, with a pocket member mounted between the first end and second end arranged for securement of fishing accessories. Overlying flexible flaps receive and secure fishing rod hooks in a secure relationship preventing their access to individuals but convenient for use as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Inventor: David A. Robinson
  • Patent number: 5293709
    Abstract: A decoy is described using a photographic decoy image on at least one surface of a relatively flat decoy body. The photographic image includes a low glare coating to minimize reflection. The body is preferably formed of a weatherproof plastic material. The preferred material is polyethylene and an alternate material is ABS plastic. Either the preferred or alternate material may be co-extruded with a darkened core layer of recycled, reground material and light colored surface areas of virgin material. The surfaces are treated, preferably by a corona discharge treating system, to produce a printable surface area. A four color printing process is used to transfer the photographic images of the animals onto the treated surface. Ultraviolet inks are used for this purpose. A fifth coat of transparent ultraviolet ink mixed with fine silica is used to produce an extremely low reflective surface on the image. A stake is fitted through appropriate stake receiving apertures for upright forms of the present decoy body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Inventor: James A. Cripe
  • Patent number: 5293927
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing strips, bars and wire rods comprises continuously supplying molten metal into an open-top endless casting groove on an annular mold that is rotated around a vertical shaft, cooling the molten metal in the casting groove from outside by forcibly cooling the annular mold, and continuously taking out the cast section from the casting groove at a point where a solidified shell has been formed throughout the entire circumference of the molten metal in the casting groove. A roll is provided upstream of the take-out point to depress the top surface of the cast section, thereby keeping the cast section in close contact with the surface of the casting groove. The cast section then slides diagonally upward over a surface inclined at an angle of 5 to 60 degrees that is provided on the exit side of the above roll in the casting groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Einao Anzai, Hirobumi Maede, Ryuji Watanabe, Masami Wajima
  • Patent number: 5293710
    Abstract: A strike indicator for use on a fishing pole and having an elongated probe, a ring circumscribing one end of the probe, a circuit having a light and battery for energizing the light when the probe contacts the ring, and clamps for adjustably mounting the probe, circuit and ring along the length of the fishing pole. The probe is mounted on a spring. The ring may be pivoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Inventor: Joseph P. Mills
  • Patent number: 5293712
    Abstract: A remote control fishing tackle having a main controller (10) and a separate float unit (30) for operating remotely from the main controller and connected thereto by a primary fishing line (351). A secondary fishing line (352) is suspended from the float unit and has a fish hook (353) thereon. The main controller has a radio transmitter (21) with an electric power source (23) and a reel (22) for the fishing line for unreeling and reeling in the float unit. The float unit has a receiver (31), batteries (60), two electric motor units (40, 41) driving separate propellers (44, 45) in two water channels (50, 51), or a common water channel (70), and electronic speed controllers (30, 33) operated by the receiver in response to signals from the transmitter controlled by separate control elements (11, 12) so that the float unit can be propelled forward and backward and turned. The reel is operated selectively by a power drive or manually (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Inventor: Chung-Pao Lo