Patents Examined by Terrell P. Lewis
  • Patent number: 4162015
    Abstract: A display for fishing rods, the display comprising a wall mounting member, a rigid base member extending outwardly from and substantially normal to the wall mounting member, and first and second rows of thin elongated projections extending outwardly and upwardly from the base member, the projections being adapted to receive a fishing line guide ring portion of a fishing rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1979
    Assignee: Lawrence Peska Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Bill J. Hodges, deceased
  • Patent number: 4147257
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for retaining lamellar material in stacked form. The device includes a sectional rail with a J-shaped cross section, which rail forms the main body of the device. The retaining action of the device is provided by a clamping rail with an L-shaped cross section. In the vicinity of its apex, the L-shaped clamping rail is pivotally mounted at the end of the shorter leg of the J-shaped sectional rail so that the longer legs of the two rails are in opposed, spaced relationship with the shorter leg of the L-shaped rail extending therebetween. An actuating member is coupled to the shorter leg of the L-shaped clamping rail and includes a threaded shaft which extends through a hole in the arcuate or web portion of the J-shaped sectional rail. The threaded shaft is capped with a wing nut which permits adjustment of the device. In operation, the stack of lamellar material is inserted between the longer legs of the two rails and the wing nut is screwed down onto the threaded shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1979
    Assignee: Herbert Zippel GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Herbert Zippel
  • Patent number: 4146139
    Abstract: A basket, with no movable parts, for holding and displaying goods is provided with opposed bails at the upper end and support feet at the lower end, constructed and arranged to provide secure but separable stacking character by a separable interconnection of bails and feet of two similar baskets, wherein the basket construction effects resilient snap-together and locking of bails and feet to provide a stacking, or columnar, arrangement with great stability. Additional safety means to prevent inadvertent unstacking is provided by cooperating elements on the baskets. Two baskets may be nested, for reducing volume occupied by baskets when stored or shipped, by use of interfitting such baskets in an inverted and offset arrangement that is accommodated by slots defined adjacent basket corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1979
    Assignee: Folding Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Gene von Stein, Don A. Stover, Jr., Harry B. Musser
  • Patent number: 4144971
    Abstract: A portable, lightweight, earth engageable gun stand characterized by a rigid support shaft supported by a base member from which base member depend a plurality of stake members and strengthening bracing or webbing. The base member contains a secondary region, canted upward at its outer end and containing sufficient surface area so as to support the shoulder plate of a rifle or shotgun stock. Said base member support region also has provision, utilizing elevated flanges about its periphery, to preclude motion of such a direction coplanar to said support region. The rigid support shaft is also canted such that its downward extension intersects the extended plane of the base member support region in a generally orthogonal manner. The upper end of said support shaft contains one of a plurality of grip members, identically keyed to be interchangeable and to preclude rotation about said support shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Inventor: Gabriel K. Balibrea
  • Patent number: 4143772
    Abstract: A method of, and a device for, facilitating the threading in rapid succession of a series of perforated articles, for example small bags, boxes and other packages, onto a rod, especially a rod fixed at one end in a display unit for the articles. The device includes an elongate support, which may be a flexible cord, having a tubular coupling at one end which is engageable over the free end of the rod, the tubular coupling being dimensioned externally so that it passes through the perforations in the articles. A stop member may be provided at the other end of the elongate support and, when the latter is in the form of a flexible cord, the stop member may be removably engageable in the tubular coupling so that the device can be formed into a closed ring which can serve as a handle for carrying articles threaded onto the elongate support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1979
    Assignee: Droguet International
    Inventor: Edmond Bona
  • Patent number: 4140027
    Abstract: A single control lever mounted on a pivot assembly is movable in an arc in first and second directions in one plane to impart motion through a cam arrangement to a first push rod and cable assembly so that the first push rod and cable assembly moves proportionally to the movement of the lever in either the first or second direction. The same control lever is movable in an arc in third and fourth directions in a second plane normal to the first plane to impart longitudinal motion to a second push rod and cable assembly affixed to the pivot assembly. A resilient means is incorporated in the pivot assembly to resiliently bias the single control lever to a neutral position in the first plane. A gating plate is affixed to the bracket supporting the pivot assembly and limits the travel of the single control lever to a predetermined path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1979
    Assignee: Caterpillar Tractor Co.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Wineburner, Norman R. Allen
  • Patent number: 4140224
    Abstract: A shelf protector and tag assembly is provided for use on a shelf surface which supports merchandise. A shelf protector is provided having a planar surface which is receivable on the shelf surface to be protected and a lip portion which overhangs an outer edge of the shelf being protected. A tag holding member is attached by a support member to the lip portion of the shelf protector for displaying removable tags containing merchandise related indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1979
    Inventor: Lawrence S. Celeste
  • Patent number: 4139100
    Abstract: A gun rack which comprises a vertical row of vertically spaced clamp-shaped barrel supports and a vertical row of stock supports spaced laterally from respective barrel supports. Each pin is fixed at one end to the gun rack frame and adapted to pass through the trigger guard of a gun mounted thereon. The free ends of the pins extend through openings in a vertical locking bar and are angled downwardly for biasing the bar downwardly and thus urge a locking tongue on the lower end of the bar into a vertical aperture provided in the outer end of a locking lug which extends outwardly from the frame in vertical alignment with the pins, whereby to remove the bar it must be elevated upwardly against the cumulative resistance of the pins, thus inhibiting removal by a child. The bar is primarily secured by a lock which has its hasp extended through alignable apertures in the upper end of the bar and an upper securing lug extending from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1979
    Inventor: Presley O. Reed
  • Patent number: 4139102
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a clamping device which is caused to override a conventional clothes rod in which hangers are caused to overlie. The device includes a clamping means to retain and be constrained on the conventional clothing pole, a pivoting means and an overlying U-shaped clamp which extends over the entire length of the clothes pole so that the hanger is caused to lie inbetween the pole and the U-shaped clamp to retard distortion of the clothing hanger hook during sustained vibrations such as in a camper unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1979
    Inventor: Mary J. Winton
  • Patent number: 4138080
    Abstract: A vacuum-actuated holding device is provided for securing an article having a relatively flat surface against a support having a relatively flat surface and which is capable of maintaining adhesion between the flat surfaces of the article and support for a prolonged period of time by means of an external vacuum source having a needle valve pin. The device has a rubber gasket positionable between the flat surfaces of the article and support in abutting relationship therewith. The gasket has an inner periphery defining a vacuum retaining area and a hermetically self-sealing, radially extending slit formed therethrough in which the needle valve pin of the external vacuum source may be inserted to communicate with the vacuum retaining area and to effect evacuation thereof. The slit is hermetically sealed upon withdrawal of the pin so as to maintain the established vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1979
    Inventor: Karmen D. Albert
  • Patent number: 4136785
    Abstract: A portable, preadjustable, knockdown and storable rack construction and system for holds of cargo ships embodying a geometric relation and pin arrangement which can be progressively assembled or dismantled with great time saving by hand or crane, or both, without tools, while loading or unloading unitized cargo crates. All parts are engaged and maintain their assembled engagement under gravity, cargo weight and ship vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1979
    Assignee: Waco Scaffold & Shoring Company
    Inventor: Jerome A. McDevitt
  • Patent number: 4134499
    Abstract: A holder for a plurality of tools having shafts or handles; a plurality of notches, each for a handle, with each notch having two side walls and at least one of the walls being sloped, and a gripping roller resting against the sloped wall and engaging the tool shaft or handle by wedging against it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1979
    Assignee: Wolf-Gerate GmbH
    Inventor: Siegfried Joswig
  • Patent number: 4133432
    Abstract: A goblet-type receptacle holder characterized by a plurality of receptacle receiving channels on each side of a central inlet channel with which the receiving channels communicate. The receiving channels can be defined by the parallel disposed legs of substantially W-shaped members. A first pair of substantially U-shaped members connected to the W-shaped members at the ends thereof remote from the inlet channel provide support for the holder via fasteners passed therebetween and a second pair of substantially U-shaped members provide additional support for the first pair of U-shaped members. The second pair of U-shaped members also provide for interconnecting and rigidizing the holder components. The character-shaped members and other support and linkage rods can be metallic rods or strips and can be of a material susceptible to resistance welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1979
    Inventor: William E. Den Blaker
  • Patent number: 4131203
    Abstract: Modular units for mounting on vertical surfaces such as walls are provided which are mounted by engaging a tongue in the upwardly opening channel of the elongated bar, which bar extends into a recess provided in the units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1978
    Assignee: Aladdin Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: John A. Bridges
  • Patent number: 4131204
    Abstract: A storage rack having a column with a front flange and side flanges engageable by a clip mounted at one end of a load support is provided with an improved locking assembly for releasably fastening the load support clip to the column. The locking assembly includes an L-shaped connector member comprising a threaded shank extending through a hole in the clip and through one of a row of apertures in the front flange of the column and a lug engaged inside the column. A nut threadedly engaged with the shank has an integral annular flange which engages the front of the clip when the lug engages the rear of the front flange of the column. The lug is bent at less than an orthogonal included angle with respect to the shank from a material which affords elastic flexure of the lug relative to the shank when the nut is tightened to provide a locking action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1978
    Assignee: Seiz Corporation
    Inventors: Peter H. Jacoby, Carl G. Seiz
  • Patent number: 4130203
    Abstract: A posting tray, or similar record holding tray, includes two side rails which are adjustably movable toward and away from one another, and are releasably fixable in any given position of adjustment, to suit the tray for record cards of various different widths. Each side rail is part of a C-shaped member having two laterally inwardly extending legs at its opposite ends. The legs are connected to the front and rear walls of the tray. The two legs associated with each wall overlap one another throughout a portion of the range of adjustable movement of the side rails, and are out of such overlapping relationship throughout another portion of the range of adjustable movement, to maximize the side rail spacing variation range. The overlap of the legs which does occur may be accommodated in either the vertical plane or the horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1978
    Inventor: Thomas H. Russell, III
  • Patent number: 4129217
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a portable station in which an article may be suspended and coated. The article may remain within the apparatus for drying, or be removed to another location. The apparatus includes a support base capable of being suspended from a generally vertical surface, a beam connected to and extended generally longitudinally horizontally from the support base, at least two first hangers are rotatably depended from the beam and the first hangers are also positioned in spaced relationship relative to each other and from the support base. The apparatus may also suitably include a second hanger for each first hanger. Each second hanger is suspended from each respective first hanger, and is engagably detachable therefrom. The apparatus further includes a drop curtain which is suspended from the generally horizontal beam. The drop curtain collects any stray droppings or spray mist which occur during the coating application of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1978
    Inventor: Talmage D. Campbell
  • Patent number: 4129218
    Abstract: A multiple hanger for garments such as blouses, shirts and the like, includes a plurality of generally parallel hanger elements on which the garments are hung. A connecting rod is pivotally connected to each of the hanger elements, and a guiding rod is pivotally connected to each of the hanger elements parallel to and spaced from the connecting rod to thereby provide a parallelogrammatic linkage such that the hangers are pivotal simultaneously in parallel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1978
    Inventor: Guido Koellner
  • Patent number: 4128176
    Abstract: A display stand for displaying samples of carpet bound in a book format may be assembled by the user thereof and includes a generally U-shaped base member, a vertical member, a pair of leg members sloped to support the lower portion of the book and maintain the vertical member upright, and a support member adapted to receive the upper edge portion of the book wherein the carpet samples bound therein may be readily viewed by an observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1978
    Inventor: Edward N. Green
  • Patent number: 4127196
    Abstract: An adjustable display fixture includes a pair of perforated display panels arranged in overlapping relationship on support structure. The support structure telescopes to change the overlap of the pair of panels so that the effective overall panel height is adjustable. To allow the support structure to telescope and provide the overlap feature of the panels, the panels are offset in opposite directions on their respective supports so that the panels do not interfere with the telescoping action of the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1978
    Assignee: Melrose Displays, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph E. Boucher