Patents Examined by Roy D. Frazier
  • Patent number: 4362328
    Abstract: A patio door lock having a linkage for reciprocating movable bolts in the top and bottom of the door into and out of locked positions. A six bar linkage is provided to reciprocate bolt rods connected to the bolts by axially directed forces. A tension spring biases the bolt rods together, and stops are provided to limit an over-center motion of the linkage as assisted by the tension spring, one stop holding the linkage and bolt bars in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Assignee: Truth Incorporated
    Inventors: John C. Tacheny, Gary F. Paulson, Jerome W. Natzel
  • Patent number: 4362248
    Abstract: An organizational aid device includes a board which may be mounted on a wall or desk. The board bears various pigeonholes and/or compartments which are labelled with their respective functions, including receiving mail. A cardholder holds cards which correspond to days of the week and on which relevant notes can be made. Desk-like supports for making notes are mounted in a plane suitably inclined to the board. They may be removable, and remountable in different positions in the same inclined plane. There are further supports for writing implements, a telephone list, keys, and optionally an adjustable calendar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Inventor: Jorge O. Vilanova
  • Patent number: 4362249
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a positive locking merchandise hook, for mounting on perforated panel board, preventing accidental dislodgement of the hook from its mounted position. The locking feature comprises in part an upwardly extending, flexible resilient tongue which overlies the front face of the panel board. In order to mount or demount the merchandise hook, the locking tongue may be resiliently deflected by the application of a modest external force. After mounting of the unit, the flexible locking tongue is rigidly and positively supported against deflection, to prevent demounting without a specific mechanical manipulation in addition to normal movements incident to removal of the device. The positive locking feature is derived from so contouring the wire merchandise support element that, when it is placed in its working position, a portion of it bears against or least opposes the locking tongue to prevent its deflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Assignee: Trion Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Thalenfeld
  • Patent number: 4361271
    Abstract: A kit for a traditional rural mail box into which mail is usually delivered through an opening in the front of the box, to convert such a mail box into one having two separate compartments, one of which is secured by a lock and into which mail may be placed through a slot and the other of which is open in the usual way, for reception of newspapers, periodicals and other mail whose contents is not of such value as to require secure delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1982
    Inventors: Jay L. Hester, Irving P. Banks
  • Patent number: 4360936
    Abstract: A pivoting bed having at least one individual bed that is independently rotatable about a vertical support column. A support arm protrudes out from the vertical support column. At the end of this support arm, a single mounting point is provided to which a rectangular bed frame may be horizontally mounted. The bed frame, while remaining in its horizontal position, may pivot about the single mounting pivot of the support arm; and the support arm may, in turn, be pivoted about the vertical support column. The vertical support column is typically round, and the support arms are typically "L" shaped, including a vertical tube portion adapted to fit over the vertical support column and a horizontal arm portion adapted to transversly protrude away from the vertical tube portion. The single mounting point of the support arm is adapted to mate with a centrally located hub of the horizontal bed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1982
    Inventor: Halbert J. Keller
  • Patent number: 4361241
    Abstract: A hanger strip is mounted on a rectilinear tubular hanger bar and includes a series of equally spaced duplicate projections longitudinally aligned along the strip which define a series of duplicate recesses therebetween for receiving the curved hooks of hangers. The recesses are oriented parallel to one another and at an angle other than a right angle with respect to the length of the strip so that the hooks of the hangers supported in the recesses are oriented parallel to one another and skewed at an acute angle with respect to the length of the strip. When the hanger bar is oriented in an inclined attitude, the strip is positioned slightly to one side of the upper surface of the hanger bar so that the two support areas of each recess of the strip are level with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1982
    Assignee: Abrams Fixture Corporation
    Inventor: David C. F. Stoddard
  • Patent number: 4360109
    Abstract: The invention involves a device or assembly comprising an elongated rack and a plurality of rods which are readily detachably connectible to the rack for lateral positioning with respect thereto for preferably supporting wearing apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1982
    Inventor: Larry E. Kurtz
  • Patent number: 4359184
    Abstract: A self-locking coin receptacle and cover therefor for use in coin-controlled machines. The cover is formed of two parts, the first being a rectangular open-bottom channeled member carrying a window and a second, channeled member carrying an open-topped flexible bag aligned with the window. The second member is adapted slidably to receive the first member telescopically therein. A spring biased slide is installed on the floor of the channel defined within said first member and operates between a first condition covering the window and a second condition uncovering the window. A band spring member removably is fastened to the first member and includes a bent formation at its free end arranged to ride the slide when the same is moved to uncover the window, and to block movement of the slide when the window is covered by return of said slide. A spring biased blade is pivotally mounted to the slide for movement therewith when the slide is moved to uncover the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1982
    Inventor: August M. Sciortino
  • Patent number: 4358018
    Abstract: A holding and storage apparatus for tape cassettes adapted to be attached to a door of a glove compartment of an automobile in a location so that a plurality of tape cassettes can be stored within the glove compartment. The apparatus is a metal extrusion having a generally flat base integral with a plurality of spaced parallel ribs providing grooves for accommodating the enlarged sections of tape cassettes. Lips on the outer edges of the ribs engage the top edges of the enlarged sections of the tape cassettes to hold the cassettes in the grooves between adjacent ribs. The ribs have stops that locate and limit longitudinal movement of the tape cassettes in the grooves. A modified tape cassette storage apparatus has a generally upright base integral with a platform attached to downwardly curved legs. A plurality of oppositely directed ribs are integral with the base to provide grooves for accommodating the enlarged sections of the tape cassettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Inventor: Ingo E. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 4356987
    Abstract: For releasably attaching electrical conductors 11 or small tubes, the invion provides a U-shaped clip made of a resilient plastics material, which can be plugged into a bore 12 in a support panel 8. The electrical conductors 11, or the like, are held between the two shanks or legs 3 and the crosspiece 4 which connects the latter, and are pressed against the panel 8. In the inserted state, the grooves 6 provided on the shanks 3 engage in the edge of the bore 12. To release the clip, the two shanks 3 are pressed together by finger pressure. This makes it particularly simple to attach the conductors or tubes to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1982
    Assignee: Patentverwertungs-und Finanzierungsgesellschaft SERANIA AG
    Inventor: August Schmid
  • Patent number: 4356578
    Abstract: A bed for use by obstetricians and their patients. The bed and the bed mattresses are made sectional such that when the sections are assembled a full bed, with mattress, is formed on which one or more persons can recline. When the sections are separated to form a delivery station, a head section provides a torso support with an adjustable back rest and an adjustable pelvis support. A foot section of the bed, when separated from the head section, has a removable mattress and a frame that serves as a seat for the attending physician, provides storage compartments for necessary equipment and provides working surfaces to receive such equipment during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1982
    Inventor: Philip H. Clark
  • Patent number: 4356922
    Abstract: The invention provides a collapsible saddle rack for wall mounting. The rack is easily moveable from an upper operative position presenting a horizontally disposed rack to a lower position in which the rack is pivoted downwardly to a position of rest against an associated wall. The rack includes a mounting plate, and two frame members pivotally mounted on the plate. In the operative position, the frame members interengage and are self-supporting, but may be easily disengaged and swung to their retracted positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1982
    Inventor: Cornell W. Dierksheide
  • Patent number: 4356992
    Abstract: An upper member to which a machine or other equipment piece to be protected is securable is supported directly or indirectly upon one or more resilient support columns, like coil springs. The resilient support columns are supported from a lower member which is adapted to be fixed to the load supporting surface for the equipment. Downwardly extending looping surfaces secured to the upper member define open or closed loops about transverse horizontal restraint bolts secured in pairs of transversely separated jaws rising from the lower member at each end of the member. The looping surfaces and the restraint bolts serve to limit relative motion in the transverse and longitudinal directions between the upper and lower members. Shock cushions about each bolt and between the looping surfaces and the jaws further limit relative motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1982
    Inventor: Donald E. Benkert
  • Patent number: 4355726
    Abstract: A stand for holding and sealingly retaining a plurality of India ink drawing implements includes a like plurality of sleeves for holding the drawing implements and for sealingly retaining the implements to prevent India ink therein from drying. Each implement comprises a tubular drawing point, a grip having a front end to which the point is attached and an annular bid of the grip rearwardly of the front end. A tubular packing in each sleeve surrounds the drawing point and has an annular sealing lip at an end thereof remote from the drawing point. A packing insert in the interior of the packing has a plane face adjacent the drawing point. A tubular clamping element in each sleeve surrounds the grip adjacent the packing and has an inwardly projecting cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1982
    Inventor: Otto Mutschler
  • Patent number: 4354287
    Abstract: A bed frame having generally parallel side rails which can be laterally adjusted to fit standardized twin, full and queen size beds with each side rail including an inwardly extending end plate with each end plate being provided with an engager in the form of a hook plate having a pair of hooks along one vertical edge thereof for orientation in an upwardly opening position or a downwardly opening position to hook under the pins in the headboard to lift the headboard off the floor or to hook over the pins so that heavier headboards can rest on the floor. Each engager is provided with a vertical slot spaced from the hooks and the opposite vertical edge of the plate for receiving the end plate on the side rail to enable lateral adjustment of the engager in relation to the end plate and reversibility of the engager so that the hooks face upwardly or downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1982
    Inventor: Harry Fredman
  • Patent number: 4354604
    Abstract: Material handling system, particularly for a retail establishment having merchandise display and storage areas. The system provides equipment for handling, processing and transporting merchandise from storage to work stations and to display racks. The equipment includes a turntable attached to a flexible conveyor which abuts a conveyor table. Carts are positioned in a parking frame next to the table. Each cart is a wheeled cart having an upright end frame at one end thereof, and shelves are hingedly connected to the end frame for movement between horizontal operative positions and substantially vertical storage positions. The carts are partially nestable with one another when the shelves are in their storage positions. An attachment device is releasably attachable to the cart end frame on the opposite side thereof from the shelves. The attachment device includes an adjustable shelf and a stool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1982
    Inventor: Harold Isaacs
  • Patent number: 4354603
    Abstract: A stacking device is provided for rigid discs which have an interior aperture. An elongate registry member has cross sectional dimensions slightly less than the interior dimensions of the aperture in the discs. The registry member has a hollow interior and at least six circumferentially spaced axially elongate slots in the outer surface of the member. A pair of sets of elongate rack members are located in the alternating slots in the registry member. Each rack member has a plurality of outwardly directed teeth. The rack members of one set, designated set A, are movable both radially and axially with respect to the registry member. The rack members of the other set, designated set B, are movable radially with respect to the registry member.The sets of rack members of the present invention are operated to load discs in the following fashion. Set A is moved outwardly to receive a disc with set B recessed. Set A moves downwardly carrying the received disc, and set B moves outwardly to receive the disc from set A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1982
    Assignee: Dysan Corporation
    Inventor: Floyd Dunn
  • Patent number: 4354651
    Abstract: A grommet for relieving tension or strain when securing a cable in an aperture comprising two generally circular in cross section, tubular rotatably and coaxially disposed telescoping clamping members with the inner cross section of the outer member deviating from the circular cross section and with the inner member being slotted at one of its ends, in an axial direction over part of its length to form clamping jaws having rising or tapering projections thereon disposed within said outer member and which cause the clamping jaws to engage and lock the cable when the members are rotated relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1982
    Inventor: Hans Simon
  • Patent number: 4353469
    Abstract: A support shelf (12) having high strength and of unitary sheet metal construction, for supporting a plurality of closely-spaced printed circuit boards (28 and 29) and aligning the boards with respect to closely-spaced upper and lower connector plugs (24 and 26) of a backplane assembly (22) includes spaced front and rear support sections (40 and 42) and spaced front and rear guide sections (60 and 66).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1982
    Assignees: Western Electric Co., Inc., Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: John O. Etchison, Jr., Robert H. W. Jones, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4353230
    Abstract: A fluid-actuated locking device for the doors of dwellings or offices or for armored doors having a plurality of tubes for the flow of a fluid supplied from a reservoir, which fluid may either be pressurized to operate a lock or may flow back through the tubes after the release of the pressure so as to allow the locking of the door; a presettable combination is provided to predetermine whether fluid will flow through the tubes thus allowing operation of the lock to unlock the door, numbers or letters being provided and usable in the presettable combination; the fluid is subjected to pressure by a pump to effect withdrawal of pistons from the locking once the preset combination has been set to the preselected combination; the fluid is fed to the lock by a valved manifold which also controls the back flow of the fluid from the lock to the reservoir and works in association with the presettable combination to unlock or lock the door; and locking of the door is accomplished by the action of springs in the lock an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1982
    Inventor: Renato Cacioni