Patents Examined by Robert L. Spicer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4173358
    Abstract: A clip assembly for wallet-like articles carried upon the person such as notebooks, daily calendars, writing pads and the like, wherein an accessory clip is firmly but detachably affixed to the cover of the article and carries a readily available writing instrument. An auxiliary clip associated therewith serves as a page separator or hold-down for use on the pages within the wallet as well as providing a mount for a slidable nomographic reference member such as a calendar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1979
    Inventor: Richard C. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4173359
    Abstract: Continuous superimposed webs are interlocked together along opposite marginal edges by sets of superimposed tongues provided in the webs which interengage to effect an interlock. Each set includes at least a pair of superimposed tongues disposed along a line forming an angle with an adjacent marginal edge so that one of the tongues is staggered relative to the other in the direction of feed of the webs through a web processing machine. Thus, during separation of the plies in the direction of feed the forwardmost superimposed tongues are separated before the rearwardmost tongues thereby avoiding simultaneous separation of the tongues and decreasing the resistance offered by the tongues upon ply separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1979
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventor: G. Russell Sornberger
  • Patent number: 4172675
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a binding mechanism for loose-leaf binder comprising, mounted on a support, at least two rings each constituted by a fixed vertical receiver pin, the upper end of which is hollow, a fixed, vertical, tubular hoop-guide and a movable hoop-shaped member engaged, in closed position, in the upper end of the pin and slidable vertically in the hoop-guide and pivoting in a plane parallel to the plane of the leaves, to come to open position. The simultaneous control of the movement of the hoops is effected by a slide provided with ramps, the lower ends of the hoops being engaged both in fixed ramps fast with the support and in the ramps for controlling the slide. The invention is particularly applicable to binders or folders for perforated leaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1979
    Inventor: Daniel Lacourt
  • Patent number: 4171943
    Abstract: A catheter assembly including a plastic tube having a cup-shaped bulb at one end and which is oval in cross section. The walls of the bulb are thicker than the remainder of the tube and a hub is molded about the bulb both interiorly and exteriorly thereof. The bulb is formed by placing the tube on a mandrel, which extends from a mandrel carrier, and thereafter placing the carrier on a base so that the upper end of the tube and mandrel extend through a slot and into a heating cavity defined by a housing. The upper end of the tube is subjected to radiant heat on opposite sides thereof to heat the circumference of the tube unevenly to form and define the cup-shaped bulb. The upper end of the tube is heated to a temperature close to its melting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1979
    Assignee: Teleflex Incorporated
    Inventors: August E. Tschanz, Robert W. Geiger
  • Patent number: 4171940
    Abstract: Strips of photographic film are processed through a film developing machine which transports the film by means of rollers. Curling of the film around the rollers of the machine is avoided even though no separate leader is attached to the film.This is accomplished by first inserting one end of the film strip into a device which has an open slot defined by a pair of platens which face each other. At least one platen is heated and at least one platen has corrugations in its slot-defining surface. Provisions are made for responding to insertion of the strip into the slot to close the platens upon the inserted strip, and maintaining these platens so closed for a length of time sufficient to impress the platen corrugations into the film. The slot is then reopened, the strip is withdrawn, and inserted into the nip of the input rollers to the developing machine.Specific embodiments of the corrugating device are also taught.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1979
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: 4170445
    Abstract: A machine for forming sealing liners of thermoplastic materials in crowns, which includes a crown carrier and a press drum. Crowns are disposed on the crown carrier and are directed to the press drum by a transfer plate that directs the crowns from the carrier to the drum. The molding of the plastic liner takes place only on the press drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1979
    Assignee: Uchiyama Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kunihiro Nishijima
  • Patent number: 4170448
    Abstract: A bell and spigot pipe joint including a bell end having a locked in sealing gasket and a thickened cross-sectional configuration is disclosed herein. A method and an assembly for making the bell end with its thickened cross-sectional configuration and with the sealing gasket locked in place are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1979
    Assignee: Johns-Manville Corporation
    Inventor: David W. French
  • Patent number: 4170423
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for the housing and display of plane data carriers such as cards composed of a casing comprising a box 1 supporting, by means of an axis X-X' parallel to its base 2, a pivoting lid 4 whose inner face comprises a pivot 8 for stacking the cards 13 which can be displayed from a starting position of alignment defined by stop means 6. This system is applied to the housing and to the display of cards carrying didactic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1979
    Assignee: Societe Anonyme: Tournerie du Jura-Ets A. Bourbon & Fils
    Inventor: Jean Bourbon
  • Patent number: 4170449
    Abstract: A clamping frame for use in plastic forming apparatus which includes a plurality of tubular elements joined together to define an opening over which a sheet of plastic material is mounted with the edges of the plastic sheet being held against supporting surfaces of the tubular elements by clamps. Each tubular element is formed of a thermally conductive material and includes an interiorly disposed heating element located adjacent the supporting surfaces of the tubular element. The tubular elements include a plurality of interconnections to permit selective positioning of the tubular elements with respect to one another for varying the size of the opening defined thereby, and these interconnections also electrically connect the heating elements within the tubular elements at all adjusted positions thereof to form a closed electrical circuit which may be connected to an electrical source whereby the edges of the plastic sheet between the clamps and the tubular element supporting surfaces may be heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1979
    Inventor: Jack N. Shuman
  • Patent number: 4169699
    Abstract: A process and mechanism for the dry screen forming of fibers to attain a dispersion in air of substantially individual fibers from which a fibrous sheet is formed. Fibrous nits, pills and flocs are removed from the dispersion by rolling the nits, pills and the like into elongated shapes as they pass a fiber screening member and carrying the elongated fibrous bodies from the dispersion of fibers and away from the sheet forming area for the fibers. The mechanism includes a fiber screening member, a fiber receiving member on which the sheet is formed and a foraminous member which rolls the nits, pills and the like between it and the fiber screening member as the air dispersion of fibers passes toward the fiber receiving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1979
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventor: Edward E. Werner
  • Patent number: 4168851
    Abstract: A series-connected business form is adapted to be fed through the printing means of a business machine and includes a continuous pair of superimposed outer webs each having a row of spaced superimposed feed holes extending along at least one marginal edge thereof for engagement with the feed means of the business machine so that the form may be thereby advanced into and past the printing means. At least one intermediate web is disposed between the outer webs with transfer material lying on opposite sides of such intermediate web, and the intermediate web is secured to only one of the outer webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1979
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventor: Per W. Halse
  • Patent number: 4168138
    Abstract: A spray spinning nozzle for producing a substantially continuous filament from a molten synthetic resinous material includes a nozzle with a removable orifice from which a filament of molten material is emitted and a gas attenuation assembly which is laterally removable from the nozzle. The attenuation assembly includes at least three gas jets spaced about and radially close to the nozzle axis for emitting parallel high velocity jets. Drag forces produced by the gas jets attenuate the filament to a thin diameter.The resulting filament has a comparatively narrow range of diameter variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1979
    Assignee: Celanese Corporation
    Inventor: Donal McNally
  • Patent number: 4167387
    Abstract: Segments for briquetting and compacting rolls which include seats in the roll core and means for clamping the segments in place. The segments define side walls which are in facing relationship when the segments are assembled with the roll core. The side walls each define a groove and a sealing profile in the form of a rod of ductile material is positioned between opposed grooves. When the segments are clamped in place, the profiles are compressed and plastically deformed whereby an impenetrable barrier to the passage of particles between and beneath the segments is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1979
    Assignee: Bepex GmbH
    Inventor: Claus Buchholz
  • Patent number: 4167378
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for shredding and dry-defibrating compressed cellulose pulp, and depositing the resulting fibrous material on a foraminous support to form a batt of relatively uniform density while controlling the feed of cellulose pulp material through the shredding and dry-defibrating operations to the foraminous support according to the output rate of the batt-forming operation, to ensure a relatively uniform density in the batt withdrawn from the foraminous support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1979
    Assignee: Mo och Domsjo AB
    Inventors: Per B. Hagg, Sven I. Bergstrom, Lars E. Lundmark, Carl-Erik L. Hedberg
  • Patent number: 4167380
    Abstract: An apparatus for the manufacture of multilayer articles has a plurality of female dies mounted in a rotary disc. A plurality of feeding devices equal in number to the number of layers in the articles to be manufactured is distributed about the rotary disc. Each feeding device admits a quantity of material into the female dies as these travel by. A compressing device is arranged downstream of each feeding device as seen in the direction of movement of the female dies. The compressing devices compress the material admitted into the female dies by the respective feeding devices and also cause the various layers of material to adhere to one another. When the required number of layers has been formed, the resulting article is ejected from the respective female die. One or more of the feeding devices is movable to an inoperative position in which it is unable to feed the female dies. This movement may be effected while the female dies rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1979
    Assignee: Wilhelm Fette GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Stuben, Ulrich Zeuschner
  • Patent number: 4163638
    Abstract: An apparatus useful in manufacturing a continuously extruded running length of construction paneling from continuous flow material sources. The material distribution system, operating in concert with intermittent advance motions of a material conveyor, provides even layer material distribution from the continuous flow sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1979
    Inventor: Teddy V. Smith
  • Patent number: 4162880
    Abstract: A scrap recovery system for recovering scrap material from plastic articles such as plastic bottles. The system comprises a hammer mill for breaking the articles into a heterogeneous mixture of chips, a combination separator and sorter for separating the plastic chips from foreign objects and sorting the plastic chips into batches of chips of discrete homogeneous plastic material, a novel melter for melting the batches of homogeneous chips, and a pelletizer for reforming the molten material into solid marketable pellets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1979
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Walter H. Cobbs, Jr., Martin J. Stewart
  • Patent number: 4162884
    Abstract: Plastics foil is shaped in a deep drawing apparatus by being placed in a mould, while the foil is below its deformation temperature, having heated wall surfaces and by applying a pressure differential to the foil so that it progressively stretches and contacts the mould wall. The progressive heating and stretching ensures that the corners of the moulded article are not thinner than the remaining portions of the moulded article, thus reducing the amount of plastics material necessary for an article of given strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1979
    Assignee: Multivac Sepp Haggenmuller KG
    Inventor: Arthur Vetter
  • Patent number: 4162883
    Abstract: There is disclosed a thermoforming process and apparatus or machine including a male mold assembly and a pressure box or a female mold assembly disposed on support members or platens maintained in fixed relationship to each other whereby the pressure box assembly is first caused to pass through the plane of the heated plastic material whereafter the male mold then is caused to move into the pressure box together with the simultaneous introduction of controlled amounts of a pressurized fluid until complete interrelationship is attained with relative movement of the male mold to the pressure box being continued to a point proximate the plane of heated thermoplastic material as more clearly hereinafter discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1979
    Assignee: National Can Corporation
    Inventor: Donald G. Sauer
  • Patent number: 4162885
    Abstract: Apparatus for molding material including a frame for holding the material and which is movable away from the molding die so that the material can be loaded and unloaded into and out of the frame at positions clear of the die. The frame has spring biased movable mountings having pins which penetrate the material and hold this in a resilient manner during molding. A turntable support is provided for holding two of the frames on opposite sides of a vertical axis, and this holds one frame in a convenient loading position while the other frame is holding material being molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1979
    Assignee: Canadian Lady-Canadelle Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Asel