Patents Examined by M. Jordan
  • Patent number: 5027998
    Abstract: A porous metal coated implant is produced by diffusion bonding metal powder particles, preferably spherical or flattened spherical metal powder particles of commercially pure titanium grade, in the form of an insert or pad to a substrate, preferably commercially pure titanium or Ti 6Al-4V ELI, a prosthesis, below the beta-transus of the substrate material, under pressure and temperature in a non-reactive atmosphere, such as vacuum. The use of pressure permits bonding temperatures to be reduced to approximately 50% of the melting point of the substrate material. A clamping mechanism for applying pressure to the components is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Assignee: Dynamet, Inc.
    Inventor: Clifford M. Bugle
  • Patent number: 4989775
    Abstract: A method for brazing aluminum components with a flux, wherein the flux and the aluminum components are heated together in a brazing furnace filled with a nonoxidizing gaseous medium, thereby fluxing and brazing the aluminum components at one time, or wherein the flux is previously pulverized and electrostatically deposited on the aluminum components, and the fluxed aluminum components is heated to a brazeable temperature in the furnace, thereby melting the braze metal and effecting the braze joints between the aluminum components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: Showa Aluminum Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Shimajiri, Masakazu Furuta, Akio Tani
  • Patent number: 4970822
    Abstract: This invention relates to the placement of insecticides in such a manner that precludes their contact by larger non target species and in a manner that isolates these insecticides form contact with food and other surfaces that may be contaminated by random application of insecticide products.Specifically, the invention concerns itselft with the construction of a device that allows containment of the insecticide in a manner that will deliver a lethal dose to the target insect.Additionally, the construction of the device entices crawling insects to its interior and thereby insures a more effective usage of a limited amount of insecticide concentrate.And, the invention allows for unique and stable application of premeasured amount of insecticide product in a manner that insures the stability of the insecticide and thereby lengthens the useful killing life of the insecticide product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Inventor: Daniel A. Sherman
  • Patent number: 4964234
    Abstract: This invention relates to a fishing aid, comprising a body having a nose and a tail defining a keel. An attachment point is provided in the body for suspending it from a towing line. A headpin or similar securing means is provided for securing a baitfish by its snout to the body so that the baitfish is towed behind the body when the body is towed through the water by the towing line. A water impingement surface extends upwardly and rearwardly from the nose of the body. An underslung mass is provided below the attachment point on the body, and is so arranged in relation to the attachment point, the water impingement surface and the headpin that, when towed through the water, the body is oriented so that the water impingement surface faces upwardly, and is impinged upon by the water, which imparts life-like movements to the body. These movements are transmitted to the baitfish to cause the baitfish to execute a swimming-like motion through the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Inventor: Brian I. Davey
  • Patent number: 4961282
    Abstract: The trap comprises optical attractants for luring the flying insects in the form of vertically arranged strips (15) of which the ratio of the sides is greater than 4:1. The trap base (3) and the layer of adhesive located thereon are both transparent. The trap itself is a delta trap in which the roof slopes (2, 4) reduce the amount of dust falling onto the adhesive. On both sides of the triangular openings of the trap the base (3) is extended to form approach surfaces (16). The strips (15) are fastened so as to hang down from the ends of the approach surfaces (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1990
    Assignee: Ciba-Geigy Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Hoppe
  • Patent number: 4949501
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention there is provided an insect trap of the type which employs light and desirably odor to attract flying insects, especially common house flies. It comprises a light and tray-holding housing which is generally oblong in shape defined by bottom, upstanding side walls and a base member. This housing is open at the top and has its side walls provided with a pair of internal longitudinally extending mutually facing grooves. A mounting member is hinged to the base member, permitting the housing to swing approximately 180.degree. from an open position wherein the housing is located substantially in the plane of the base member to another position wherein the members are folded against each other. An insect attracting light is mounted within the housing and a tray carrying insect trapping material on its surface is removably carried in the grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Inventor: Edward F. Larkin
  • Patent number: 4947576
    Abstract: A device for disgorging a fish hook attached to a line from a fish which has various adaptable knobs for various size fish hooks with the knobs being rotatable to lock the line into the knob to hold and secure the fishing line while using the device. The device may also contain a mechanism which removes the slack of the line between the device and the fish hook allowing the fishermen to use one hand to hold the fish while working or walking the device down the line with the other hand to engage the hook and then securely lock the line into the device for easy removal of the hook and line from the fish's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Inventors: Harold L. Hull, Donnell J. Ekins
  • Patent number: 4947577
    Abstract: A foldable lure container has a series of horizontally aligned removable tubes positioned in at least two tiers. These tiers can be of any suitable length and the tubes can be any suitable diameter. This lure container when in use is unfolded and opened so that one series or alignment of tubes are positioned alternatively above the other series of tubes. When the device is to be carried from one location to another, the lower level or series of tubes is folded upward so as to be in horizontal alignment with the upper level or series. Each tube has a flip-open top or cap that permits entrance or exit of the lure housed therein. The tube is removed from the tube holder, inverted, the cap opened and the lure removed. In the preferred embodiment, the bottom of the tube has a spring-loaded hinge which when opened will allow the lure to freely drop out. It also could be a non-springloaded cap that would just snap in place either externally or internally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Inventor: Wilfred Abbotoy
  • Patent number: 4945673
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for pest control in which chambers are permanently placed at various positions in the walls of a building. Each chamber comprises a duct having an open proximal end and holes in its sides. The chambers may be placed in the walls either during building construction or in retrofit applications. Insecticide or rodenticide is sprayed or placed in the chamber using extermination methods known in the art. A cover plate prevents children and pests from accessing a chamber and any pest control substance within it. In a further embodiment, an adaptor nozzle is placed on a sprayer of fogger nozzle before insertion into the chamber. When rodenticide or insecticide is sprayed through the nozzle, the nozzle evenly disperses the rodenticide through the holes in the chamber to ensure the entire cavity of the interior wall is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Inventor: Kevin P. Lavelle
  • Patent number: 4946089
    Abstract: For precisely positioning a vehicle body relative to robots which spot weld the vehicle body, the vehicle body is mounted on a lower tool which is rigidly connected to front and rear upper tools which are selected from a tool magazine as a function of the geometry of the vehicle body. All of the tools are rigidly connected to one another to form a rigid annular structure surrouding the body and alone capable of positioning the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Regie Nationale des Usines Renault
    Inventors: Dominique Baulier, Christian Defilippis, Jacques Jami, Bernard Negre, Alain Pierdet, Bernard Negre, Alain Pierdet
  • Patent number: 4945668
    Abstract: An ice fishing apparatus incorporating a housing with a heating chamber having a heat source such as a candle for preventing the formation of ice in an ice fishing hole as well as for preventing the freezing of the fishing reel. A tip up system is mounted on the housing so as to signal a fisherman that a fish has been hooked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Inventor: Cyril N. Keller
  • Patent number: 4945671
    Abstract: The invention is about fastening a hook snood 6 with an endless line 1 and includes a mechanical automatic changing of broken hook snoods 6 when long-line fishing, a so called addendum apparatus.The fastening 4,14 is made as an oblong tube 4 of pliant material open to be able to grasp around the line 1, but able to close with a snap lock 11,12,13 a kind of a snap 4, which is clapped on the line 1 and locked with a hitch lock 9,11,12,13. The tube 4 can turn around the line 1. Underneath it there is a cylinder 14 fastened to the line 1, on its ends are fixed hindrances 3 which prevent movement on the line 1. On the tube 4 is a hold 5 for the snood 6. Within the hole 5 on the end of the snood 6 is a proturberance, knob 8, bigger than the hole 5 and corresponding space, knob house 7 and a seat for the knob, knob seat 18. The snood 6 can rotate in the hole 5 and thus develops a swivel, but the knob 8 prevents that the snood 6 is pulled through the hole 5.The cylinder 14 is fastened, e.g., fused to the line 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Inventor: Sigurbjorn A. Jonsson
  • Patent number: 4944106
    Abstract: A fishing apparatus includes a fishline-holding device, a fishing rod and a mounting device for mounting the fishline-holding device to the fishing rod. The fishline-holding device includes a hollow elongated housing; a threaded rod which is positioned in the housing; a sliding member, having a hook member and a push rod connected thereto, which is slidably retained in two longitudinally opposed guide slots in the housing so that the hook member can move longitudinally with respect to the housing; a biasing member, in the form of a spring, interconnected between the threaded rod and the sliding member; a retaining device provided for retaining the hook member of the sliding member when the spring is stretched to a position to enable the hook member to being hooked by the retaining device; and a linking device connected to the hook member, the retaining device and a fishline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Inventors: Jaw-Shyong Wu, Yun-Terng Wang, Hann-Chang Wu, Jiin-Tsong Shieh
  • Patent number: 4944114
    Abstract: A device for attracting fish and flying insects, having a dome cover with two or more nylon cords inserted through holes in the bottom of the shaft, they rotate horizontally, these hit the insects, knocking them to the surface of the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Inventors: Charlie E. Burton, James H. McKay
  • Patent number: 4944113
    Abstract: A fishing float comprising a spindle at an upper portion, a bob consisting of an inner shell enclosed by an outer shell at a middle portion and a tail at a lower portion. The inner shell is extensible with respect to the outer shell and thus an adjustable airtight space is formed. Meanshile, the inner shell and the tail are formed of a spiraled plastic strip which provides good flexiblity to endure an accidental impact or bending force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Inventor: Lisa Jean
  • Patent number: 4944107
    Abstract: A spherical sinker commonly referred to as split shot having a mouth with sine wave shaped teeth and a relief groove on the opposite side of the sphere with steps above and below as pressure points. Pressure on the steps can rotate the jaws open releasing the line for sinker removal.A conically shaped sinker commonly referred to as a worm weight, the body of which is separated into two halves and integrally connected by a longitudinal portion which acts as a hinge located to one side of the center hole space. The deeper groove thus formed accepts the fishing line and the opposite groove serves as rotational relief. Four small protrusions form two pairs of lien containers and meet at the center of the line groove space on the opposite side of the centerline from the hinge. Each pair is located near either end of the cone. Opening the sinker to install the line consists of separating the container protrusions to slip the line into the center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Inventor: Roger S. Wymore
  • Patent number: 4943001
    Abstract: A tube-type heat exchanger has two tubesheets, each provided with a multitude of bores, and tubes which extend between the tubesheets at their bores, their hollow interiors opening into the bores. Each tube at its ends is joined to the tubesheets along fillet welds which, being free from crevices, eliminate the build up of deposits and corrosion which commonly develop in the crevices of heat exchangers. To assemble the heat exchanger, each tube is passed through a bore in one of the tubesheets and advanced toward the other tubesheet, its leading end being inserted into a socket at the end of a bore in the other tubesheet. Then the leading end of the tube is welded to the tubesheet at which it is located. This leaves the trailing end of the tube in the bore of the tubesheet through which the tube was initially inserted, and that bore likewise terminates at a socket. The trailing end of the tube is machined down from within the bore until it extends no farther than the socket at the end of the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Assignee: Nooter Corporation
    Inventor: John J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 4942688
    Abstract: The invention is a structure that is particularly configured to support simultaneously a multitude of fishing lines, and a live bait trap. Attached to each line are several fishing hooks, and all or a portion of the several fishing hooks are specifically designed to secure live fishing bait without doing injurious harm to the live bait, and also all or a portion of the fishing lines may be attached to a tow line equipped with a turning block with multiple hooks, and said turning block features bright, illuminating devices that reflect underwater light in alternating patterns as the turning block rotates freely in a body of water with sufficient current velocity to cause the rotation of the turning block. That particular structure is secured to a landing pier or a boat in a pivotal manner such that the supported multiple lines, fishing hooks and, turning blocks can be conveniently raised from the body of water or lowered into the same body of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Inventor: Mit Thomas
  • Patent number: 4941280
    Abstract: A two-piece body type fishing lure has upper and lower parts that are held together by a dovetail-type sliding joint. The dovetail can be wider at the rear and narrower towards the front so that the upper part can be removed only be sliding it forward. The color and pattern of the lure can be changed by interchanging various top portions with a common lower portion, which need not be removed from the line in order to change the upper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Assignee: George Matthew Rinaldi
    Inventor: George M. Rinaldi
  • Patent number: 4941279
    Abstract: A fishing lure has a buoyant body with a weight connected with the bottom thereof to properly orient the lure in an upright position when it is cast into a body of water. The lure is characterized by a rigid, bendable support arm. One end of the arm extends upwardly and rearwardly of the lure to suspend a baited hook or fly above the water surface. The other end of the arm is reversely folded below the body to define a loop with which a lower hook can be connected. Thus the lure is capable of catching fish which feed under water and fish that jump for food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Inventor: Sandra G. Swanson