Patents Examined by Roy D. Frazier
  • Patent number: 4342438
    Abstract: A unitary plastic material cable strap fastener having a flange with a plug member on one side for engaging in a hole in a panel to hold the fastener in position. The plug having a stem with a head at its end and rows of radial wings arranged along its length. A stud extends from the opposite side of the flange coaxial with the plug. A flexible strap member is attached to the flange by a bifurcated end having a pair of legs formed by an opening in the strap end. The strap extends from the flange in the same direction as the stud with the stud extending into the opening with the legs straddling the stud. The strap is provided with a series of stud receiving openings for engaging the stud when the strap is formed into a loop. The flexible legs of the strap permit the strap to be rotated or folded relative to the longitudinal axis of the plug and stud so that it extends perpendicular thereto to permit the stud receiving openings to engage the stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1982
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Speedie
  • Patent number: 4341313
    Abstract: A shelving for pallets in which the compartments defined by the frame are continuous in side by side relation and on top of one another and adapted to receive at least three pallets one behind the other on a support which is inclined toward a common loading and unloading side. Each compartment is provided with at least one pair of rails, which extend at an inclination toward the common loading and unloading side and accommodate two flat pallet carriages of different heights in rolling engagement, the lower of the carriages being adapted to roll completely under the higher carriage without any intervention. A further pair of rails may be disposed between the first pair of rails which receives a third very flat pallet carriage that fits completely under the lower pallet carriage. A first pallet is to be placed on the pair of rails while the second and third pallets are placed on the carriages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Inventor: Erich Doring
  • Patent number: 4341314
    Abstract: An upright stop member having a container contact surface on at least one of its opposed side walls for holding containers in place on a refrigerator shelf. The stop member may be removably secured in place between a pair of spaced apart, parallel rods of a refrigerator shelf by means of a pair of aligned recesses on the opposed side walls of the stop member which are laterally spaced apart a predetermined distance so as to receive a pair of refrigerator shelf rods in snug, frictional engagement therewith. Lowermost side wall segments of the stop member side walls extend below the aforesaid recesses and are spaced apart by a predetermined width greater than the lateral spacing between the recesses and between the adjacent rods of a refrigerator shelf. With the stop member in place, the lowermost side wall segments will extend downwardly below the pair of refrigerator shelf rods with which the stop member is engaged and be retained below the rods to assist in holding the stop member in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Inventor: Richard E. Feuerstein
  • Patent number: 4340999
    Abstract: A metal clasp includes an outer housing made of a sheet of metal foil folded about its notched center portion so as to define a generally U-shaped housing having two opposed surface portions defining lateral openings therebetween. The clasp additionally includes a generally C-shaped element having two arched portions, one of which terminates in a flat end which is normally disposed to the axis of the element and the other of which terminates in a bevelled end which is obliquely directed towards the center of curvature of the associated arched portion. This C-shaped element is mounted in one lateral opening defined between the two surface portions of the housing and an elongated latching bar is introduced into the other lateral opening thereof. The latching bar is pivotably supported at one end and has an opposite free end which terminates in an oblique surface complementing the bevelled end of the other arched portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Assignee: Fratelli Chini Egidio & Mario S.N.C.
    Inventor: Mario Chini
  • Patent number: 4340144
    Abstract: An article support arrangement including a grid, adapted to be mounted on a wall, having a plurality of non-circular openings, and a plurality of article support elements adapted to be mounted on the grid. Each support element has a non-circular base and a projection extending from the base for engaging an article to be supported. The base fits into any selected grid opening in such a way that it cannot be pulled directly out of the plane of the grid; preferably, the base also cannot rotate with respect to the grid opening. The grid is preferably fabricated of metal wire, and the openings are square. Two grooves in the base open in opposite directions and accommodate two opposite edges of a grid opening. A bracket fits through one of the openings to mount the grid on a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1982
    Assignee: Heller Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Morison S. Cousins
  • Patent number: 4340246
    Abstract: A latch assembly holds a free hanging door against a support frame. The assembly includes a base adapted to be mounted to the support frame which includes a latch recess. A handle is pivotally mounted to the base and has a latch projection at one end thereof. A hook is coupled to the other end of the handle and the latch projection is arranged to enter the latch recess and be lockingly retained therein as the handle is rotated to a position whereat the door is drawn firmly against the support frame for locking the door and the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1982
    Assignee: Lawrence Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4340145
    Abstract: A caddy for garment hangers formed of a thin walled hollow tube with a pair of molded plastic end plugs of hollow cylindrical shape press fitted into the tube. The outwardly extending portions of the plugs have transverse through-openings. A hanger clamping member arranged parallel to the tube has, secured at its respective ends, for registering with the openings, a pair of latching members in the form of leaf springs each having a straight portion and a reversely bent end portion carrying a latch surface at the side thereof. Each reversely bent portion is laterally sprung so that the latch surface engages a land surface on the inner wall of the associated end plug when the clamping member is in an outwardly spaced hanger-receiving position and engages a land surface on the outer wall of the plug when the clamping member is in an inwardly pressed clamping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1982
    Inventor: Anson W. Cameron
  • Patent number: 4339854
    Abstract: The buckle assembly includes a cover member, a base member, a latch member movably supported by the base member, and latch member operating means. The latch member is slidable in a direction normal to a tongue inserting direction between a tongue latching position and a tongue unlatching position, and the latch member operating means comprises a push button slidable in a direction parallel to the tongue inserting direction and a lever member rotatable about a axis normal to both of the tongue inserting and latch member sliding directions, so that a sliding movement of the push button may cause a movement of the latch member from the tongue latching position to tongue unlatching position, through a rotational movement of the lever member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1982
    Assignee: NSK-Warner K.K.
    Inventor: Haruyuki Ikesue
  • Patent number: 4339071
    Abstract: A coin bank including a plurality of tubular members for containing stacks of coins with the tubular members having diametrically opposed finger slots. The finger slots extend longitudinally of the tubular members a distance at least equal to the height of the stack of coins therein. The opposite wall sections of the tubular members between the slots are flexibly connected at the base of the members to permit holding of the coins therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1982
    Inventor: A. Douglass Hall
  • Patent number: 4338707
    Abstract: Apparatus for clamping a cable, wiring or tubing, includes a pair of straps each made from a springlike material and each having a flat portion and a looped portion extending from the flat portion in mating relationship to the looped portion of the other strap to define a clamp. Each of the looped portions has an open configuration at one end for a sliding relationship between the looped portions to define the relative closure of the clamp. The looped portion on one of the straps may extend from the flat portion in a clockwise direction and the looped portion on the other strap may extend from the flat portion in a counterclockwise direction. The flat portions on the straps are disposed relative to each other for clamping to provide for a closure of the clamp. Means such as holes are disposed in the flat portions of the straps for providing for a clamping of the flat portions to obtain a closure of the clamp against the cable, wiring or tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1982
    Assignee: TA Mfg. Corp.
    Inventor: Robert M. Byerly
  • Patent number: 4338706
    Abstract: An adjustable fastener for interconnecting a first part and a second part, comprising: an elongate rack adapted to be secured to the first part and having a row of teeth; and a slider adapted to be fastened to the second part and movable on and along the rack for locking engagement therewith at a selected position. The slider comprises a housing having a longitudinal channel for passage therethrough of the rack, and a groove extending transversely of and opening toward the channel. A locking member is slidably held within the groove for locking engagement with one of the teeth. Elongate resilient means extends in an along the channel for normally retaining in its free state the locking member in locking engagement with said one of the teeth, the locking member being movable along the groove out of locking engagement with said one of the teeth against the force of the resilient means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1982
    Assignee: Yoshida Kogyo K.K.
    Inventor: Tsunetaka Aoki
  • Patent number: 4339045
    Abstract: An article holder for holding keys, glasses, and the like is adapted to be mounted on a wall switch adjacent the doorway of a room to receive and support articles such as keys, glasses, and the like in a convenient place. The holder includes a plate which is adapted to be mounted directly to the switch of a wall mounted switch either overlapping the switch plate or including a switch plate portion integral therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1982
    Inventor: Leo Bodin
  • Patent number: 4337709
    Abstract: A storable table attachment top comprising a generally rectangular planar top member preferably of decrative wall paneling material as its surface, with said top member attached by its base to the upper surface of a generally rectangular base frame with said top member extending beyond said base frame on three and a fourth side flush with a side of said base frame thereat, a recessed projection provided laterally at the said base frame adjacent to said fourth side to provide a finger grip with said projection forming a back wall to the base of said frame to its end with said end a part of said back wall thereat providing primary support for said attachable table top in its stored position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1982
    Inventor: James A. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 4336886
    Abstract: A device for display, storage, and selection of garments and a method for dispensing of said garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1982
    Inventors: Moshe Azoulay, Albert B. Smith
  • Patent number: 4336698
    Abstract: A tamper proof lug nut or bolt lock assembly includes a substantially cylindrical portion on which is rotatably mounted a sleeve having a hex portion for receiving a wrench and a selective coupling assembly disposed within the sleeve for selectively coupling and uncoupling the sleeve to the nut or bolt assembly by means of a key of a predetermined configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1982
    Inventor: Gary L. Hurd
  • Patent number: 4336887
    Abstract: An eye glass, ring and watch wall mounted holder including a mounting means for attaching the holder to a wall, an eye glass holder member connected to the base for holding eye glasses, a depression in the eye glass holder for holding rings and a watch strap holder member for holding wrist watches. In some forms of the invention a stop member which may in some cases be decorative is attached to the holder so as to prevent the eye glasses from slipping from the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1982
    Inventor: Peter F. Dunne
  • Patent number: 4336888
    Abstract: A holder for stiffly flexible sheets such as flooring samples which are likely to curl at their edges and corners. The holder has a proximal edge, a distal edge, and two side edges connecting the proximal and distal edges. The edges form a top central opening through which a sheet in the holder can be seen. Each of the four edges has a top rail to restrain the sheet from upward movement. The proximal edge has a bottom restraint and an edge restraint to restrain the sheet at that edge. A bottom support extends across the area bounded by the edges to give underlying support to the sheet. The top rail at the distal edge is shaped concavely to form a deflector to deflect the leading edge of a sheet inserted into the holder. Mounting pins can be provided for mounting the holder to a stand. The deflector deflects the leading edge of the sheet which it confronts into a channel. Mounting pins can be provided for mounting the holder to the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1982
    Inventors: Robert T. Fuller, Robert J. Sanders
  • Patent number: 4336885
    Abstract: A security display rack for articles comprising an elongated outer channel having first and second legs, a web interconnecting the legs, and a plurality of notches extending through the legs and opening at the outer edges of the legs. An inner channel having first and second legs and a web interconnecting the legs of the inner channel are received in the outer channel with the legs of the inner channel extending from the web of the inner channel toward the web of the outer channel. A plurality of pins is carried by the web of the inner channel and is adapted to engage one of the articles with such article projecting through the grooves in the outer channel. A locking member is mounted on the channel for opening and closing the ends of the grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1982
    Assignee: Securax, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Thomas
  • Patent number: 4335490
    Abstract: The specification discloses an article and method for banding objects. A clip is releasably secured to a common closed loop rubber band, thereby enabling one to wrap the band around objects to be banded together and slip the loop over the clip to hold it in place around the object. Alternative unique clips are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1982
    Inventor: Donald O. Teachout
  • Patent number: 4335819
    Abstract: A guide device is disclosed which assists in the positioning of cards in a card cage by adding to the front of a channel retaining a card edge a V-shaped entrance formed by complimentarily shaped guide members. The guide members each include a peg which is inserted through an associated hole in front of the channel into an associated aperture in a base member. The peg and associated base member aperture are complimentarily sized to permit the peg to be retained by the base member. The guide members are attached to the base member via flexible ribbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1982
    Inventors: Arnold Weisman, Mitchell Merritt