Patents Examined by P. Weston Musselman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4736881
    Abstract: An apparatus for joining of two electric conductors, preferably strands or the like, with an easy adaptation to different conductor sizes without having to cover the conductors to be joined with a sleeve. The apparatus comprises a sonotrode (58) generating ultrasonic oscillations, as well as at least one serving as an anvil (60, 62), where the sonotrode on its circumferential surface has at least one recess (68, 70 76, 78) being adapted to conductors to be joined, which recess is starting fron a lateral face of the sonotrode along which an area (76, 78) of the anvil can be moved, said area having a projection (72, 74) adapted to the recess, and where in the position of sonotrode and anvil for joining the conductors, the recess and the coordinated projection are defining a hollow space representing a compression chamber, running parallel or almost parallel to the oscillation axis of the sonotrode and being open on its front faces for inserting the conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: Niebuhr Ultraschalltechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Freidrich W. Niebuhr
  • Patent number: 4535560
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the movement of a group of duck decoys having a decoy support frame attached at one end to an anchored elastic band and at its other end to a line which is attached to a reel and motor. Movement of the decoys is controlled by a voltage controlled timer which turns on and off at variable time intervals. The voltage is generated by the backspin on the motor shaft caused by contraction of the elastic band which has been stretched while the motor is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1985
    Assignee: Roy & Kiesel
    Inventor: Jack O'Neil
  • Patent number: 4499682
    Abstract: This fishing lure is heavier than water or has a greater specific gravity than water and thus, the same will sink in water to be fished. The lure has an elongated body having two spaced apart, parallel, side surface portions and two end surface portions connected with said side surface portions. Each side surface face connects with one end surface portion at an acute angle and with the other end surface at an obtuse angle. The opposite side surface face connects with the one end surface portion at an obtuse angle and with the other end portion at an acute angle. The lure body tapers toward both ends and thus the mid portion is sufficiently relatively heavy so that in sinking, the lure remains substantially level and does not sink with either end portion pointing downwardly. As the lure body tends to remain level as the same sinks, the acute angle between an end surface portion and a side surface member facilitates turning or angular movement of the fishing lure about its longitudinal axis as the same sinks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Inventors: Lester M. Davis, deceased, Ruth L. Davis, executrix
  • Patent number: 4500031
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for constructing a hot spot thermocouple includes setup and holding means for holding fine wires, a micrometer table with a microscope, welding and transfer fixtures attachable to the micrometer table for positioning the wires, and a welding device for welding and cutting the wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Assignee: Robert D. Hancock
    Inventor: James T. Pettingell
  • Patent number: 4497358
    Abstract: A process for providing abrasion and corrosion resistance in the borehole of a steel body comprising placing an alloying material of solid form within the borehole of the steel body, the alloying material having abrasion and corrosion resistance, and thereafter melting the alloying material in a gas heated protective gas oven to effect diffusion bonding of the alloying material with the steel body and the formation of an abrasion and corrosion resistant lining on the steel body. The borehole is of non-circular shape in cross-section and, particularly, of figure 8 shape as shown in FIG. 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1985
    Assignee: Werner & Pfleiderer
    Inventors: Gerhard Gnadig, Fritz Przybylla, Friedrich Schneider
  • Patent number: 4491266
    Abstract: A method for performing multi-layer welding using a welding robot, in which welding on the second and subsequent layers is carried out by backwardly displacing the position of a torch tip by a preset value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1985
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Riichi Abe, Katsuji Tsuruta, Seiji Tsujikado
  • Patent number: 4490937
    Abstract: An insect electrocution device comprising a lamp and an insect electrocution assembly disposed in generally surrounding relationship with at least a portion of the lamp. In particular, an insect electrocution device comprising a lamp for attracting insects and an insect electrocution assembly disposed about the lamp, the insect electrocution assembly comprising an outer apertured plate, the area of the apertures being substantially less than the remaining area of the plate, and inner electrode apparatus spaced from the outer apertured plate. There is also disclosed a combination illumination device and insect electrocution device including a lamp having peak outputs in both the UV region for insect attraction and in the visible region for effective illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1985
    Assignee: AMCOR Ltd.
    Inventor: Mordechai Yavnieli
  • Patent number: 4489772
    Abstract: A continuous casting machine for battery grids includes a rotary drum on the outer peripheral surface of which the battery grid pattern is formed by a series of grooves. The peripheral surface of the drum mates with a shoe through which molten lead is directed into the grooves as the drum rotates. The outer periphery of the drum is a shell that is connected to rotary side plates by means of roll pins that enable the shell as a whole to expand and contract independently of the side plates. The drum is maintained at a desired temperature to solidify the molten lead directed into the grooves of the battery grid pattern by circulating a heated liquid through the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1984
    Assignee: Wirtz Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack E. McLane, Raymond L. Schenk, John W. Wirtz
  • Patent number: 4486970
    Abstract: A trolling depth controller having a body with a generally delta wing pattern and an air-foil cross section, the primary camber being on the lower surface and the nose being weighted. An upper fin includes a plurality of holes along its rearwardly sloping leading edge for attachment of the towing line. A lower, rearwardly sloped fin also includes a plurality of holes, at least some of which are positioned along a trailing edge for attachment of the towed lure or bait line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1984
    Inventor: Wilfred Larson
  • Patent number: 4486974
    Abstract: An insect electrocution device comprising a lamp and an insect electrocution assembly disposed in generally surrounding relationship with at least a portion of the lamp. In particular, an insect electrocution device comprising a lamp for attracting insects and an insect electrocution assembly disposed about the lamp, the insect electrocution assembly comprising an outer apertured plate, the area of the apertures being substantially less than the remaining area of the plate, and inner electrode apparatus spaced from the outer apertured plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1984
    Assignee: Amcor Ltd.
    Inventor: Mordechai Yavnieli
  • Patent number: 4485582
    Abstract: An insect feeding station having a base portion with inner walls spaced from outer walls to form a poision compartment, offset openings in said walls, offset opening means in the floor of said base, and, optionally, transparent means in the cover to view said poison compartment. Thus the insect feeding station may be entered from the sides or the bottom and is useful for earth insects. When at least a part of the cover is transparent, the poison compartment may have a contrasting and luminous color under the poison to make removal of poison easily detectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Assignee: American Cyanamid Company
    Inventor: Edward Morris
  • Patent number: 4485834
    Abstract: The die comprises at least one set of opposed linearly configurated die elements spaced in substantially parallel relationship to define a longitudinally configurated die space therebetween dimensioned to pass therethrough a sheet of the molten material, the die elements defining a nozzle assembly characterized by oppositely disposed orifice-bearing surfaces. Each of the linear die elements has a gas pressure manifold for receiving atomizing gas under superatmospheric pressure, each of the oppositely disposed nozzle-defining surfaces having at least one array of orifices extending therealong and embracing each side of the longitudinally configurated die space defined by the oppositely disposed linear die elements. Conduits are provided for communicating the orifices with the gas manifold, the array of orifices in each of the die elements being convergently directed towards the other through an included angle of, for example, 40.degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Grant
  • Patent number: 4485578
    Abstract: Cooperative supports for fishing rods and the like wherein upwardly open U-shaped and V-shaped members are individually swiveled on vertically mounted axes, the U-shaped member being resilient with detents of varied size for the reception of a range of rod diameters at one end thereof, and the V-shaped member being rigid and with a rack and pinion manually operable and held by detent action to engage and snub a range of rod diameters at the other end thereof, the two dissimilar supports releasably securing the handle at said one end and the tip portion at said other end of the rod for its safe storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Inventor: Richard T. Novey
  • Patent number: 4485837
    Abstract: In a supporting and guiding arc for cast strands including rollerways supporting the strand on opposite sides, the rollers are mounted on one-piece arcuate longitudinal carriers extending over the total length of the guiding arc. Transverse carriers are arranged in pairs opposite each other along the arcuate longitudinal carriers at a distance from one another, engaging the arcuate longitudinal carriers from behind and being connected by drawing anchors. In order to combine the advantages of guiding arcs assembled of segments arranged in series with the advantages of guiding arcs equipped with continuous arcuate longitudinal carriers, each rollerway has only two arcuate longitudinal carriers. A plurality of supporting segments are inserted between the arcuate longitudinal carriers and are detachably fastened to the same. A plurality of rollers allocated to a rollerway are journaled on each supporting segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Assignee: Voest-Alpine Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Horst Wiesinger, Gunter Holleis, Werner Scheurecker, Walter Antonitsch
  • Patent number: 4484703
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a box-shaped door, which comprises the steps of cutting off the four corners of a rectangular metal blank in the square form to provide the four walls of a box body; vertically bending said cutoff four sides by a female die on whose inner wall there are provided in the stepped state an upper bending section and lower shaping section and a male die whose outer wall is shaped complementary to the inner wall of said female die; curvedly shaping the abutting edges of the corners of the four sides of the metal blank, said vertical bending and curved shaping being carried out at the same time; and welding said abutting edges to provide the box body of a box-shaped door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1984
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Isamu Kawasaki, Takakazu Hamazaki
  • Patent number: 4483097
    Abstract: A game caller has a size and a wafer-like shape for support against the roof of a user's mouth and includes two diaphragms that are supported in spaced apart relation by a frame in one embodiment and two frames in a different embodiment. A further embodiment provides that a frame is divided into portions for holding and spacing the diaphragms. Each diaphragm is tensioned and held to present an exposed edge portion which is caused to vibrate by impingement with exhausted pulmonary air from the user. A casing engages the exposed parts of the frame and extends outwardly therefrom to hold the assembly together as a unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1984
    Assignee: Penn's Woods Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank R. Piper
  • Patent number: 4483383
    Abstract: A method of compacting particulate material includes providing a primary fuel mixture of air and natural gas in a closed chamber enclosing a surface of the material to be compacted. An additive gas, such as hydrogen, having a higher combustion velocity is added to the primary fuel/air mix and ignited, creating an exothermic reaction which compacts the material. The additive gas increases the gradient of the pressure rise curve of the combustion. Various fuels and additive gases and disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1984
    Assignee: George Fischer Ltd.
    Inventor: Hans Tanner
  • Patent number: 4483092
    Abstract: The apparatus and technique enable a fisherman to store a batch of fish bait morsels on his body in such a way that when he needs one, he can isolate it from the batch and pluck it out of storage on the hook of his line, or between the thumb and one finger of his free hand. According to the technique, a support is formed on his body opposite the front thereof, and a device is pivotally mounted on the support which is adaptable to form an open-ended container for the morsels. The device is swingable between a first position in which the morsels are retained in the container against discharge through the end opening of the same by gravity, and a second position in which one or more morsels tend to discharge through the end opening of the container by gravity. In addition, a recess is formed on the device into which a morsel or morsels can discharge from the end opening of the container when the container is swung between the first and second positions thereof, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1984
    Inventor: John Steiner
  • Patent number: 4482089
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of lining a connection opening for fluid in a frame plate of a plate heat exchanger. A pipe socket with a diameter corresponding to the diameter of the opening is provided with a flange and placed in the opening, and the flange abutting the undepressed area about the opening on the inside of the plate has a thickness not exceeding 1 mm. On the outside of the plate the portion of the socket projecting there is provided with a flange to abut the undepressed area about the opening on the other side of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1984
    Assignee: Reheat AB
    Inventors: Lars Lindahl, Bengt Carlsson
  • Patent number: 4479322
    Abstract: A holder/carrier is foldable into either an open or a closed position for respectively holding or carrying a fishing rod having at least a handle portion and a staff portion. The holder/carrier comprises a base for preparing bait, extensions mounted to the base and extended forwardly thereof for preventing tip-over of the base, and upstanding members mounted near a front edge of the base. Hinges and spring locks mounted near the front edge of the base keep the upstanding members upright and maintain the holder/carrier in its open position for holding the fishing rod. Lock knobs and ball snap locks mounted near a rear edge of the base lock the upstanding members folded down and maintain the holder/carrier in its closed position for carrying the fishing rod. A handle is mounted near the rear edge of the base for transporting the holder/carrier in its closed position in a briefcase-like manner. The base is a flat, horizontally oriented, cutting board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1984
    Inventor: Richard A. Koppel