Patents Examined by Roy D. Frazier
  • Patent number: 4336021
    Abstract: An endless belt assembly, such as an emergency fan belt, is disclosed including a belt of elastomeric material having internal cavities in the ends, and a unique coupling means fastening the ends of the belt together, including a central shank, and at least one end of the coupling having helical ribs projecting radially outwardly from the shank which grip the walls of the belting to prevent pull-out, and ease fastening of the belt ends together in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1982
    Assignee: The Gates Rubber Company
    Inventor: William M. Haines
  • Patent number: 4334622
    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 the India ink therein from drying out. There is a tubular packing in each sleeve and the packing has an annular sealing lip in the interior thereof. A packing insert is in the interior of the tubular packing. A tubular clamping element is inserted in each sleeve rearwardly of the packing and has inwardly projecting cams. The packing insert, the sealing lip and the cams are arranged respectively for sealing and seating and drawing point of the inplement, the front end of its grip and an annular bead on the grip rearwardly of the front end when a respective drawing implement is inserted into the clamping element and packing in a respective sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1982
    Inventor: Otto Mutschler
  • Patent number: 4334482
    Abstract: A table including a top and depending legs anchored relative to the top for support of the latter in elevated position about a floor surface upon which the lower end of the legs rest. The top includes a central vertical opening therein and a pair of upper and lower vertically spaced panels are provided with an upright extending between and interconnecting the panels and supported from the table for vertical shifting relative thereto between a lowered position with the upper panel at least closely overlying the top opening and an upper position with the lower panel received within the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1982
    Inventor: Leo J. Bolduc
  • Patent number: 4334620
    Abstract: A key control system is provided by a frame that includes multiple slide channels for vertical movement therein of generally planar key rack members. Each key rack member is articulated to provide an upper key-holding section for selectively angled display of keys thereon. The key rack member may be stored away in a lowered position in the frame, or be moved to the display position, or be selectively removed from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1982
    Assignee: Block and Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Mitchell L. Block
  • Patent number: 4333325
    Abstract: A steering shaft locking device has a locking rotor rotatably mounted in a housing which is key actuated. A movable piece is moved radially outwardly of the rotor when a key is inserted therein, but is free to move inwardly when no key is present. A cam on the end of the rotor moves a lock bar transversely of the rotor against the action of a first spring. A projection on the edge of the lock bar engages one end of a lock shaft for moving it in one rotational direction from a neutral position, at which it is held by a second spring which is weaker than the first spring, and the other end of the lock shaft has a shape such that when it is moved in the one rotational direction, it moves away from the movable piece, and when it is moved in the other direction by the movement of the lock shaft by the first spring, it moves the movable piece, and thus permits the lock bar to move past the one end of the lock shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1982
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Minoru Morikawa, Sadao Kokubu, Tadashi Hirai
  • Patent number: 4333326
    Abstract: An improved vehicle lock immobilizes the shaft of a single foot pedal assembly of the vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle lock comprises a base which contacts the floor of the vehicle and fits between the floor and the shaft of the pedal. Two wall members extend upwardly from one end of the base and together with the base form a cradle for the shaft. A lock mechanism, e.g., a pad-lock, passes through one or more holes in each of the walls to thereby lock the shaft in the cradled position and render the pedal assembly and vehicle inoperative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1982
    Inventor: Robert E. Winters
  • Patent number: 4333575
    Abstract: A collapsible hanger device comprises an elongate member having a pair of mutually angularly disposed walls extending longitudinally thereof and a pair of arms pivotally mounted on respective ones of the walls. The arms are pivotal relative to the walls about respective mutually angled axes of pivotation between collapsed positions, in which the arms are nestled in an angular space defined by the walls, and extended positions, in which the arms project laterally of the elongate member. The device can be suspended from a wall or a door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1982
    Inventor: Joseph Wong
  • Patent number: 4333603
    Abstract: A mailbox is provided with a lockable letter-mail compartment within in the form of a rectangular box having at least four sides and a hinged door with a key operated mechanism for locking it in the closed position, secured to the floor, side or roof of a mailbox for use in motorized delivery routes, or in the form of a shelf secured between side walls of the mailbox and a hinged door with a lock. The compartment has a slot for receiving letter mail without opening the door of the compartment. The slot is preferably in the locked door of the compartment. The height of the lockable compartment is sufficient to permit mail to be extracted through the hinged door, but of a height significantly less than the height of the mailbox to permit mail other than letters to be placed in the mailbox outside of the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1982
    Inventor: Raymond A. Carlson
  • Patent number: 4333903
    Abstract: A row of continuous slide fastener coupling elements is in the form of a filamentary coil or zigzag made of thermoplastic synthetic resin. Each coupling element includes a coupling head, a pair of legs extending from the coupling head, and a connector located remotely from the coupling head and extending between one of the legs and a leg of an adjacent coupling head. The connector is heat-set intensely by being heated concentratedly for increased dimensional stability. A method of manufacturing a row of such continuous slide fastener coupling elements includes the step of heating the connectors at a temperature close to the melting point of the monofilament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1982
    Assignee: Yoshida Kogyo K.K.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yoshida, Isao Hagiwara, Shigeyuki Oodera
  • Patent number: 4332062
    Abstract: A well bowl has an opening extending through the bowl, at least a portion of which is formed in the shape of a pyramidal frustum. A plurality of slips are movable along the pyramidal surfaces and together define an inner opening, the slip surfaces which define the inner opening being adapted to engage and hold the outer surface of a length of drill pipe when the slips are moved toward the smaller end of the bowl opening. The slips are disengaged from the drill pipe when they are moved away from the smaller end of the bowl opening and have outer surfaces shaped to engage at least a portion of the surfaces which define the bowl opening when the slips move between their engaging and disengaging positions. The slips are guided along the surfaces which define the bowl for maintaining the slip surfaces which engage the pipe oriented in their pipe engaging positions when they move along the bowl surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1982
    Assignee: Bowen Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph H. Byrne, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4332348
    Abstract: A device adapted to receive and store all manner of currency, comprising an exterior housing providing security for the currency collected therein, a coin receptacle, a bill receptacle for stacking paper currency in a compact and aligned bundle or stack, means for vertically supporting a received bill upon a minor portion of the supported lateral edge thereof, means for engaging said received bill from an engagement position proximate said supported lateral edge, and means for articulating said bill engagement means whereby to deliver the bill into said bill receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1982
    Inventor: Richard M. Nordin
  • Patent number: 4332366
    Abstract: An adjustable quadrangular base, such as for a framework assembling machine, including a group of four elongated rigid elements each having a rigid boxlike member fixed to one end thereof. The boxlike members all have a substantially planar upper surface thereon, which surfaces are all coplanar. An opening extends through each boxlike member parallel to the respective upper surface and perpendicular to the respective elongated element. Each elongated element slidably extends through the opening formed in the boxlike member fixed to one of the remaining elements, whereby two of the elongated elements define a parallel pair which extends in perpendicular relationship to a parallel pair defined by the remaining two elements. The elements can be relatively slidably displaced with respect to the other elements due to the slidable engagement between each element and one of the boxlike members, whereby the size of the square defined by the upper surfaces of the four boxlike members can be enlarged or contracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1982
    Inventor: Buenaventura Descals Munt
  • Patent number: 4330905
    Abstract: An adjustable deployment band comprising two watch band halves and a foldable closure member including a lower closure part to which one of the watch band halves is adjustably connected, an upper closure part to which one end of the other watch band is connected, and a folding part connecting the upper and the lower closure part for movement between an open and a closed position in which the closure parts interengage superimposed with each other to form a closed very shallow housing in which one end portion of the one watch band half and the folding part and the fastening member are located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1982
    Assignee: Rodi & Wienenberger AG
    Inventor: Herchenbach Wolfgang
  • Patent number: 4331243
    Abstract: A gravity flow rack particularly adapted for stocking and vending liquids such as milk and frut juices. The shelves comprise a bent wire frame and triangular bent wire divider-track members are adjustably mounted thereon to form parallel rows. The merchandise containers in each row are supported by only two thin, low friction wires so that accumulations of leaked liquids are reduced to a minimum and the racks are easily cleanable. The shelves are readily adjustable, both in angle of slope and spacing of merchandise rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1982
    Assignee: Market Innovators, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene N. Doll
  • Patent number: 4330906
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein is a device which connects a transmission cable to a transmission tower. The device includes an elongated body, an insert member, and a wedge member. The cable extends through the body and is held securely between the insert member and wedge members within the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1982
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Walter M. Werner
  • Patent number: 4331012
    Abstract: Lockable meter retention rings for securing electric meters in meter boxes comprise an inner ring of multiple arcuate parts wherein the inner ring has spaced-apart inwardly extending flanges for holding the electric meter in the meter box and a steel outer ring which fits over and engages with the inner ring wherein the outer ring keeps the inner ring assembled. The outer ring has a lock enclosure which, together with a portion of the inner ring, defines an opening for receiving and retaining a barrel lock, the barrel lock securing the rings together. Bayonet and screw type engagements between the inner and outer rings are disclosed, with the barrel lock preventing relative rotation of the rings necessary to disengage them. Another form of engagement has a flange of the outer ring received by the inner ring, with the barrel lock securing the outer ring to the inner ring diametrically opposite the flanged engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1982
    Inventor: James A. Swisher
  • Patent number: 4331245
    Abstract: A rack structure for use in a store for storage and display of samples of material such as of carpet, fabrics, and the like comprises opposite end members positioned in spaced, upright relationship for display of large samples, such as sample books thereon, and a plurality of supportive shelf members extending between and connected to the end members. The shelf members have midportions and front portions and a plurality of spaced divider wall members on each of the shelf members extend from the midportions to the front portions and divide each shelf member into a plurality of narrow, side-by-side trays. Front wall members respectively extend along the front portions to close the front of the trays. A plurality of sample pieces of material of relatively small size are received in the trays and removable therefrom for transport from the store whereby the pieces can be taken to a proposed installation site for examination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1982
    Inventor: Dennis L. Schell
  • Patent number: 4330907
    Abstract: A velvet type tape for use as closing means or fasteners for garments, curtains and the like. The fastener tape comprises a woven foundation structure, and a number of material-engaging elements carried on one side of the foundation structure. Each of the material-engaging elements is in the form of a loop raised from the foundation structure, the loop including a head section remote from the foundation structure and a pair of outwardly diverging leg sections. Each of the leg sections has on its outer side at least one material-hooking groove for receiving a loop on a companion fastener tape. A method of producing such a velvet type fastener tape is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1982
    Assignee: Yoshida Kogyo K.K.
    Inventor: Koichi Ochiai
  • Patent number: 4329860
    Abstract: A locking cover assembly for the ends of an electric meter retaining ring. The assembly comprises a U-shaped bracket for positioning between the downwardly turned ends of the retaining ring and over the bolt that retains the ends of the ring together. A housing is provided for assembly over the ends of the ring and the depending ends of the U-shaped member, and an opening is provided in the housing and the depending ends of the U-shaped bracket for receiving a bolt type locking member, so that the locking member extends generally perpendicular to the plane of the ring so that the lock may be assembled and dis-assembled from the front of the meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1982
    Assignee: E. J. Brooks Company
    Inventor: Sigurd M. Moberg
  • Patent number: RE30951
    Abstract: A strip for a stringer of a sliding fastener which is constituted by a row of successive discrete transverse strip elements which are interconnected at their opposite ends by two longitudinally extending cords, each element having an enlarged central portion and opposed leg portions with enlargements at their ends through which the cords pass and are embedded. The strip is bent to a U-shape and stitched to a mounting tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1982
    Assignee: Scovill Inc.
    Inventors: Eric E. Cuckson, Arthur L. Jones