Patents Examined by Robert Farber
  • Patent number: 3981118
    Abstract: A clamping insert for disposition in a groove of a grooved member and around the edge of a plate member for locking the grooved member on the plate member. The clamping insert is an elongated body of elastomeric material having a central portion and side portions with a rib on each side portion for gripping engagement with the sides of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1974
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1976
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Ernest D. Johnson, Hugh W. Wright
  • Patent number: 3981697
    Abstract: A carrier and clamp assembly for a vehicle window assembly having a window frame support structure within which a window panel is retained by the carrier and clamp assembly that includes a carrier having a retainer stud extending from one side thereof for insertion into an aperture in the support structure, the opposite side of the carrier being provided with a plurality of parallel serrations, the carrier being of a size to serve as a support surface for an edge of the window panel. A clamp is slidably received and guided on the carrier by a tongue and groove arrangement on these elements, the clamp being provided with parallel serrations positioned to interlock with the serrations on the carrier in such a manner so that the clamp can be moved across the carrier in one direction only, that is, in a direction toward the window panel to serve as a retainer for the window panel when positioned in abutment against the window panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1976
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventor: George E. Buckthorpe
  • Patent number: 3978626
    Abstract: Two abutting predecorated gypsum wallboards, being adhesively affixed to preformed sheet metal framing members, such as studs, are temporarily held firmly against a stud, which is disposed behind the joint between the two boards, by means including an elongate flat block disposed against the face of the board edges, a tie wire and a small arcuate wire guide, with the tie wire extending from one end, near the outer face of the block, to between the wallboard edges, through one hole in the stud, around the arcuate guide, back through another hole in the stud, out between the wallboard edges to the other end, also near the outer face of the block. The two wire ends are arranged to urge the block tightly against wallboard, when the two wire ends are twisted together. Removal of the wire and block involves cutting one leg of the wire, adjacent the block, and then pulling the wire out of the wall by pulling on the other wire leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1976
    Inventor: Roger N. Weinar
  • Patent number: 3977146
    Abstract: A fastener bushing for use in a panel structure consisting of a pair of spaced outer skins and a low density core therebetween is formed with an elongated shank adapted to be inserted through an opening in the panel. The shank has a longitudinal bore extending therethrough in which a fastener element can be inserted and includes an integral enlarged head formed at one end thereof which will overlie the skin along one side of the panel when the bushing is inserted in the openings. The bushing has a peripheral groove formed on the shank immediately below the head so that when the shank is fully inserted in the panel, the groove receives the edge of the opening through which the shank was inserted, thereby to positively retain the fastener bushing in the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1976
    Assignee: Standard Pressed Steel Co.
    Inventor: Troyce W. Wiley
  • Patent number: 3975876
    Abstract: A wood frame building wall of the type having panel members inserted in grooves provided in sills, upright posts and in top plates of the wall frame. According to the invention, the sills and the top plates are broader than the sides of the square cross-section of the upright posts, mutually adjacent posts being located alternately at edges of the sills and top plates, whereby the mutual orientation of wood grain of timber pieces forming the frame results in an extremely strong and yet light-weight wall structure. The wood frame is made of heavy timber pieces which require minimum machining and are arranged so as to enable re-use of the timber pieces after eventual disassembly of the building wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1976
    Inventor: Reinhold Sauder
  • Patent number: 3968602
    Abstract: Protective covers for workmen and equipment including a ground or pedestal type terminal cover fabricated to protect ground and pedestal type terminals and the cable connections connected therewith against weather, moisture, water and etc. A sealed enclosure rests on the ground and encompasses the terminal ends of buried cables and conduits, the enclosure having easily accessible opening panels for access to the ends of the electrical cables but offering extensive protection to these cables when the enclosure is fully filled. A sectional pole system is mounted atop the enclosure to provide support for above ground cables that are brought to the pole and admitted to the enclosure and its associated terminals. Also included is a portable easily assembled boxlike unit which may be folded flat for transport, may be set over material and equipment and also used as protection for workman.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1976
    Inventor: Frank L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 3968612
    Abstract: A motor vehicle window assembly comprises a windshield, a window frame flange in parallel spaced relationship to a marginal area on the rear surface of the windshield and a looped trim strip. The looped trim strip includes a channel portion embracing the edge of the windshield and a dam portion spaced apart from and connected with a rear channel wall lying against the rear surface of the windshield by a plurality of bridges. The rear channel wall, dam portion and the rear surface of the windshield forms a channel into which an adhesive is injected. The adhesive bonds the windshield to the flange of the window frame and is prevented from being exposed to the ambient atmosphere by means of the rear channel wall and dam portion which lie against the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1976
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shiro Endo, Minoru Yoshida, Kouichi Yaotani
  • Patent number: 3968617
    Abstract: A building structure of either single or multi-story construction employs wall panels and columns each of which may be fabricated as at a factory and transported to the building site and there erected in a generally modular mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1976
    Inventor: John S. Hodge
  • Patent number: 3965637
    Abstract: A refractory block particularly for lining furnaces intended for heating scrap or ore to be employed in steelmaking, comprises an envelope made of soft steel and a plate of stainless steel welded to the envelope and forming the block face directed towards the interior of the furnace. The envelope is filled with a refractory material, and the plate comprises means by which it is anchored in the refractory material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1976
    Inventor: Ugo Brusa
  • Patent number: 3965629
    Abstract: Conduit apparatus providing a fire resistant passageway, for an elongate member such as wire, through a hole in a barrier such as a floor, wall or the like may comprise: a tubular core member through the interior of which the elongate member may pass; friction surfaces surrounding the exterior of the core member for frictional and sealing engagement with the barrier hole; and a seal member engageable with the interior of the core member and the exterior of the elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1976
    Assignees: Lawrence A. Bresan, James R. Pearson
    Inventor: James R. Pearson
  • Patent number: 3959946
    Abstract: This invention relates to a pole structure comprising one series of alternate sides in a first form and another series of alternate sides in a second form, said first form comprising structural plates which are joined by one or more bracing members, and said second form comprising shrouds attached to the structured plates to form an enclosed pole structure, at least one of the other series of alternate sides having the shrouds removably or hingedly attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1976
    Assignee: Electric Power Transmission Pty. Limited
    Inventors: Harold Edwin Holmes, Enzo Oriolo
  • Patent number: 3959941
    Abstract: A weather strip for supporting a panel such as a window pane within an opening formed in a support structure is adapted to interlockingly support a separate cover strip. In one form of the invention, the cover strip forms a decorative moulding at least partially around the perimeter of the opening, and in a second form is adapted to support a marginal edge of a panel of insulation or the like adapted for lining the wall of the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1976
    Assignee: The Standard Products Company
    Inventor: Leonard W. Smith
  • Patent number: 3959940
    Abstract: An improved system for forming concrete walls and roofs, such as for one and two story dwellings. A prefabricated frame assembly is formed of a plurality of pheripheral frame sections. Each frame section includes peripheral frame members. The vertical members are J-shaped. The short legs of the J-shaped members support reinforcing rods and the long legs are adapted to support tie rods in the same horizontal plane as the reinforcing rods. Vertical reinforcing rods are secured to and across the first reinforcing rods, thereby to form an open reinforcing network. The frame members provide surfaces to which panel board may be secured. A plurality of the frame sections positioned, as on a slab, are connected to a frame assembly by short tie rods. An array of frame sections and frame assemblies, after paneling has been applied internally, provides a skeleton reinforcing network to which concrete may then be applied to form a reinforced concrete structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1976
    Inventor: Lawrence R. Ramberg
  • Patent number: 3958383
    Abstract: A glazing system for window panes and other panels utilizes separate but generally similar L-sectioned elastomeric stops on each side of the pane. The stops are fitted into a double-grooved supporting frame or reglet structure having an outer groove surrounding the pane and which opens outwardly in a direction perpendicular to the pane, and having an inner groove opening in a direction inwardly of but parallel to the pane and spaced rearwardly from the plane of the pane. The outer stop has one leg retained in the outer groove and its other leg projecting parallel to and overlying and bearing inwardly against the pane. The inner stop has one leg retained in the inner groove and its other leg projecting perpendicular to the pane, with the end of such last-mentioned leg butting against the pane. In another embodiment of the invention the inner stop is of a modified U-section, having a glass holding leg and a retaining leg, said legs being parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1976
    Assignee: The Standard Products Company
    Inventor: John A. Dallen
  • Patent number: 3956862
    Abstract: A building system uses preformed blocks which are specially designed so that they key together when stacked to resist lateral movement and thus form a sturdy, load-bearing wall which does not require any mortar. In addition to a standard block, the system includes keyable corner and partition blocks as well as a cap block to provide appropriate smooth borders for windows, doors and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1976
    Inventor: Joao Alexandre, Jr.
  • Patent number: 3953950
    Abstract: A wear liner for protecting a load surface from impact and wear loads is disclosed. The wear liner includes an elongated body of elastomeric material with a reinforcing and mounting plate embedded therein. A channel is formed in the mounting side of the liner member to receive a mounting bar secured to the load surface. Spaced fasteners secure the reinforcing plate directly to the mounting bar and in turn secure the liner member in its mounted position. The reinforcing plate is provided with interlocking sections on both sides of the channel to firmly secure the elastomeric material to the reinforcing plate. Removable plugs formed of elastomeric material are installed in the openings for the mounting fasteners. The reinforcing plate is spaced from the load surface by a distance in excess of one-half of the thickness of the liner member and extends across the width of the liner member a distance greater than one-half of the width thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1976
    Assignee: The Johnson Rubber Company
    Inventor: John R. Sudyk
  • Patent number: 3952471
    Abstract: A building is quickly erected on the site, by preparing a footing below ground level, erecting at spaced apart distances around the footing a plurality of vertical pre-cast, combined foundation wall and side wall panels of U-cross section which have load bearing vertical side edge flanges and may include a parapet section and then welding infill panels containing windows and doors between the load bearing vertical, side edge, flanges of the panels. The vertical side flanges of the one piece foundation and side wall panels form reinforced colums and the space therebetween may be used as air ducts, pipe chases or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1976
    Inventor: Edward L. Mooney
  • Patent number: 3952464
    Abstract: A power operated collapsible cupola structure involving a quadrilateral top, a pair of rectangular sides hingedly secured to the top at the side edges thereof with each of the sides being formed from two longitudinally extending pieces hinged together along their adjacent edges, and a pair of ends for the structure which ends each include a top and a bottom section pivotally secured together along their adjacent edges and pivotally engaging the top. Power operated means engage the bottom sections of the ends for raising and lowering the top and gaining a mechanical advantage in moving the bottom end portion a distance to elevate the top double such distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1976
    Inventor: Adam Edward Stupak
  • Patent number: 3950912
    Abstract: A sound attenuating wall comprises a skeleton frame, surface layers secured thereto, skeleton frame members, and an insulation provided between the skeleton frame members and the surface layers, respectively. The skeleton frame members are formed by two elements which in point of strength act separately of each other and are interconnected by portions of material which are weak or slender in the direction of the plane of the wall. The insulation disposed in the wall fills out only part of the space therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1976
    Assignee: BPA Byggproduktion AB
    Inventors: Borje Lundberg, Bjorn Samuelsson
  • Patent number: 3946530
    Abstract: A pedestal mountable structural panel is formed by lamination of a series of wraps about a core. A sawtooth arrangement of the junctions of corresponding laminar members of consecutive wraps provides an attractive, sturdy assembly without the use of braces. Additionally, the laminar arrangement of the wraps renders the panel readily adaptable for pedestal mounting on legs formed by a laminar arrangement of elongated members, also without the use of braces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1976
    Inventor: Richard K. O'Grady