Patents Examined by Stephen G. Kunin
  • Patent number: 4356670
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for belt sanding of lumber to finish and dimension lumber as rough sawn lumber is moved in single file through the mill. The lumber is moved at an angle of between about 5 to 15 degrees to the axis of the contact drum of a wide belt planer. This angular relationship of the lumber beneath the belt permits the high speed planing without overstressing the abrasive belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1982
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Conrad T. Freerks
  • Patent number: 4355555
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting lateral deviations of a bandsaw blade has a follower which is in contact with and follows lateral movement of the blade. A sensing circuit, which is connected to the follower, generates deviation signals representing movement of the follower. A control circuit which is responsive to the deviation signals stops the bandsaw when the lateral movement of the blade has deviated beyond established limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1982
    Assignee: Amada Company, Limited
    Inventors: Morimasa Kobayashi, Nobuo Sakurai
  • Patent number: 4355490
    Abstract: A multistation blast processing machine has a conveyor formed as a wheel (2) for workpieces (6) held in several receiving chambers (5) by means of holding devices (13, 13a). Two workpieces (6) are held in axially spaced relationship in each chamber and are conveyed by cyclic rotation of the wheel (2) to two blast processing stations (8, 8a) and into one loading and discharging station (7). The chambers (5) distributed evenly over the periphery are separated by walls (9) attached to the wheel (2) so that they form, with the surrounding blast housing (1), closed blasting chambers (10) in the area of the blast processing stations (8, 8a). This permits blast processing of the workpieces (6) in two stations even during the drum processing, discharging and loading of the workpieces in the third station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1982
    Assignee: Georg Fischer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Henri G. Lepere, Wolfgang Walter
  • Patent number: 4355465
    Abstract: A handle made from a plastic material is used to grip support blades of household utensils, in particular kitchen knives. It consists of two handle halves resting on both sides of the support blade and terminating flush with the rim of the support blade and solidly joined together by rivet elements. To lower manufacturing costs for mass-produced articles and simultaneously ensure firm seating of the support blade in the handle, one of the handle halves is integral with at least two projecting rivet sockets and the other handle half is integral with an equal number of corresponding rivet pins. The rivet sockets are such in their outside diameters that they pass with slight play through the passage holes in the support blade and in that they are pressed hard in position against the edge of the passage holes when the rivet pins are introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1982
    Assignee: A. Raymond
    Inventor: Gilbert Besson
  • Patent number: 4354324
    Abstract: This device is for the purpose of setting a fishhook or lure in a fish's mouth, when the fish strikes and the fishing rod is unattended, and it consists primarily of a box for the placement of the rod butt. It further includes an adjustable length base member, for properly flexing the fishing rod, and it also includes a self setting mast assembly with a seer action, for release of the rod end, when the line is pulled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1982
    Inventor: James H. Eblen
  • Patent number: 4354323
    Abstract: A long fishing line method and apparatus are respectively centered on the use of movable multiple skate racks, which upon hauling, receive a string of gear or interconnected skates, with the fish just removed, via a two position, vertical and horizontal, main hauler operated in conjunction with a slack taker, and which upon setting, distribute a string of gear or interconnected skates into a water agitated and stirred automatic fish hook baiter. Each movable skate rack preferably holds substantially 1800 feet of ground line with approximately 600 hooks with their gangions of 10 to 25 inches long, spaced at 30 to 48 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1982
    Inventor: Warren P. Huff
  • Patent number: 4354328
    Abstract: The present invention provides a screw type hone assembly for the honing of gears manufactured by the gear cutting by forming process, the gear cutting by generating process or other like process. The hone assembly comprises a cylindrical sleeve mounted on the rotating shaft of a honing device and a hone body resiliently supported on the sleeve such that it is movable in the axial and radial directions thereof. The hone body includes spiral threads composed of a rigid body and a honing grain layer deposited thereon. The honing grain layer contains hard grains. The screw type hone assembly can easily be attached to or detached from the rotating shaft, and can readily be replaced by another screw type hone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1982
    Inventor: Masato Ainoura
  • Patent number: 4354329
    Abstract: A loader (10) for a grinding machine includes a loading member (30) with at least one resilient finger (32) thereon for gripping a workpiece (14) to be ground by movement of the loading member in a loading direction as a resiliently biased workpiece positioner (34) initially counteracts force applied to the workpiece by finger deflection. Continued movement of the loading member (30) after the gripping first moves the workpiece positioner to a nonblocking position and thereafter moves the workpiece to an associated grinding machine. Preferably, a pair of the fingers (32) and a rigid locator (44) cooperate to position and grip a joint race (14) of an annular shape with ball grooves to be ground. A pair of spring biased blocking members (34) preferably embody the workpiece positioner and are pivotally mounted in alignment with a hopper (16) in which workpieces to be ground are stocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1982
    Assignee: Bryant Grinder Corporation
    Inventor: Lawrence A. Ambrose
  • Patent number: 4354325
    Abstract: Folding trap having folding frame fitted within net resembling a bag, the net having an opening which permits creature to enter trap and hinders leaving the trap. Frame members are hinged together adjacent mid positions thereof to permit swinging between folded and erected positions. Resilient extension links extend between frame members and are strained when frame is folded so as to tend to erect trap. Releasable retainer retains trap in folded position against force from extension means, and limiter limits swinging of frame members in erected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1982
    Assignee: SAK Industries (1980) Ltd.
    Inventor: Sakari Aho
  • Patent number: 4354540
    Abstract: A screw holder system for manually positioning screws for driving provides a finger-protecting spool-shaped body with coaxial bore having closer to the bottom end than to the top a screw-centering, resilient biasing apparatus; similar bottom-plan and top-plan aspects suit the system for inverted use to hold longer screws; a bushing held by the biasing apparatus adapts the system for holding a different range of screws, with smaller head diameter; a self-levelling device is provided for use either-end-up; an axial extender provision adapts the system for use with longer screws or alternatively with greater screwdriven overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1982
    Inventor: Robert T. Jefferson
  • Patent number: 4354314
    Abstract: A cutter employing flat replaceable blades in a support member that is shaped as a cube having indentations in its sides to facilitate grasping. The cube is divided into two sides which are held together by adjustable securing means. The blade is inserted in a receiving slot, a plurality of such slots preferably being disposed through the mid-section of the cube at several different angles with respect to the surfaces to be cut. The blade is held in place by positioning it in the slot which corresponds to the desired cutting angle, inserting it to the desired cutting depth and then tightening the adjustable securing means. The cutter is adapted to being guided by a straightedge or to being used for making freehand cuts. The bottom surface of the cutter is shaped to avoid tearing the surface of the mounting board being cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1982
    Inventor: Donald C. Pierce
  • Patent number: 4353164
    Abstract: This invention relates to a draw punch and its purpose is to punch a hole in sheet metal or the like, particularly in inaccessible places, such as an electrical outlet box or other terminal outlets. Moreover, the metal slug is split into two pieces and is removed easier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1982
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne Linquist, Vernon Pearson
  • Patent number: 4351128
    Abstract: A fish line bobber or sinker, depending upon the density of the material from which the device is made. The device comprises an elongated cylindrical or barrel-shaped body having a central longitudinal passage extending from one end to the other. A longitudinal line receiving slot extends radially from the central longitudinal opening to the outside of the body. A fish line retaining clip extends from the top of the bobber/sinker body to the bottom along the outside surface and is rotatably mounted to engage the longitudinal slot to hold the body on the line and to be rotated away from the slot to permit the body to be placed on and removed from the fish line. The outer edge of the fish line retaining clip is provided with a longitudinal groove or channel which permits the fish line to be wound in one or more longitudinal loops partially around the body to insure that the bobber/sinker body will remain firmly in place on the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1982
    Assignee: Carlton F. Peterson
    Inventor: John W. Sivertsen
  • Patent number: 4351208
    Abstract: A film dispenser and slitter is described which is comprised of an upstanding ladder-like support member which has forward and rearward ends. An elongated horizontally disposed support is mounted on the upper end of the support member and has opposite ends. First and second roll support members are mounted on the support for supporting a roll of film therebetween above the support. The roll support members are selectively slidably mounted on the support to permit the apparatus to accommodate rolls of various lengths to be supported therebetween. First and second bracket members are positioned at the opposite ends of the support and extend upwardly therefrom. A first film support bar is secured to the first and second bracket members and extends therebetween above the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1982
    Assignee: Professional Marketing Associates
    Inventors: Wendall C. Cobleigh, Donald L. Barmore
  • Patent number: 4351133
    Abstract: An abrasive paper connection for use on an oscillating grinder. At least one tensioning mechanism is provided on a table plate for effecting the connection of the abrasive paper to the table plate. The tensioning mechanism includes a clamping slide which is movably guided on the table plate and has an edge portion which effects a clamping of the abrasive paper between the edge portion and a portion of the table plate. An eccentric manually operated handle is provided which, when moved, effects a guiding movement of the clamping slide toward and away from the end surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1982
    Inventors: Kurt Stoll, Dieter Tschacher
  • Patent number: 4349961
    Abstract: Having a beveled prying edge and a notch for frictional interfitting with a chisel shaft, the removable chisel blade of this invention provides a significant improvement to the process of removing mortar leakage, grout, or spalling from the surfaces of concrete walls. The heat-treated, hardened steel blades have a sharp edge to pry the grout drippage from the surfaces without driving the grout into the surface and without biting into the surface itself. A notch is cut in the body of the blade so that the blade will slide into a throat on a chisel shaft and will frictionally interfit through wedging action with the chisel shaft. Beveled side portions of the tapered notch sides provide improved frictional interfitting. Also, beveled inset grooves on the body of the chiseled blade provide improved frictional interfitting and reduce the tendency of the chisel blade to wiggle in the plane of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1982
    Inventor: Harlan C. Pendleton
  • Patent number: 4349972
    Abstract: A device for protecting shellfish dredge chain bags, featuring arcuate strips of reinforced rubber adapted to be attached to trail beneath the bottom side of the bag to cushion and separate the bag from abrasive action against the ocean floor when it becomes weighted with rocks and shellfish. These strips, in curved form, are cut from the tread or side wall portions of used vehicle tires and are attached to the chain bag in a manner that protects the forward edge and corners of the strip from catching on the ocean floor while allowing the longer portion of the reinforced rubber strip to trail beneath the chain bag. An array of closely adjacent strips effectively defines a wear-resistant surface of the chain bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1982
    Assignee: Bruce's Splicing & Rigging Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Walter J. Bruce, Jr., Wayne M. Bruce
  • Patent number: 4349976
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for locating and catching certain fish species known as Largemouth Bass and Striped Bass, by locating those zones within a body of fresh water having a pH within the range of from about pH 7.5 to about pH 8.0, followed by fishing for these species in those zones. The invention further includes, as another of its aspects, the raising of the same species of fish by maintaining the pH of a selected aquatic environment within said pH range during the growth of the fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1982
    Inventor: Loren G. Hill
  • Patent number: 4350407
    Abstract: A fused plug constituting a safety lamp plug is provided for use with a light string set. A molded plastic body of the plug is formed of joined halves which define a first pair of compartments. Electrodes within such compartments define prongs extending from the body and blades within the body for receiving prongs of an add-on plug. Provided also within the molded body are a pair of compartments, each containing a safety lamp. Each safety lamp is a fuse lamp having a filament normally providing illumination but constituting a fusible element which melts upon current overload. The prong-defining electrodes are each interconnected with one lead of respective fuse lamp. The other lead of each fuse is interconnected with conductors for providing electrical power to the light string set. The fuse lamps are readily removable and illumination from them can be seen from outside the plug for determining their proper operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1982
    Assignees: Tung Ming Electrical Co. Ltd., Chane Hwa Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: George K. K. Tong
  • Patent number: 4349978
    Abstract: A fishing device is provided which in a single structure can be used to perform a plurality of fishing operations, such as a motorized jigging operation, a casting operation, a trolling operation and a motorized jigging trolling operation. The device imparts a lifelike swimming action and oscillatory movement to lures, to baits and to live or plastic minnows. This imparted action and movement is caused by an electric motor in the handle which revolves an eccentric striker arm to deflect a length of line positioned in the path of the striker arm. Two separate control means permit the device to impart such movements to lures and baits of differing weights, sizes, buoyancies and physical structures. The first control is a variable rheostat which varies the angular velocity of the striker arm and thus varies the rate at which the striker arm contacts the length of fishing line positioned in the path of the striker arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1982
    Inventor: Charles R. Philip