Patents Examined by Thomas A. Rendos
  • Patent number: 4934766
    Abstract: An equipment stand, in particular for dental implements, which consists of a carrier possessing holders for the dental implements or instruments. A stand which extends in a vertical direction, concurrently forms the carrier possessing the implement holders, so as to thereby eliminate a separate component as a carrier in the form of a cross-bar, and consequently avoids a complex construction. Furthermore, through a superimposed arrangement of the implement holders there is afforded a good overview of the implements which are located in the holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: Kaltenbach & Voight GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Helmut Schmidt, Anton Bodenmiller, Alfred Straka
  • Patent number: 4880285
    Abstract: A supporting device for supporting a vertically adjustable lifting platform in a container for the transportation, temporary storage and display and presentation of products such as packed foods, the lifting platform being adapted for carrying the products, comprises a lifting device for the vertical displacement of the lifting platform and is designed as a loose unit to be placed inside a casing forming the container. Preferably, the supporting device is designed so that it is folding or collapsible. The supporting device comprises a supporting bar for directly supporting the lifting platform. The supporting bar may be hingedly connected to the lifting device. Also, the supporting bar may have hingedly attached side leaves which together with the supporting bar form the lifting platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1989
    Inventor: Gerardus C. Brinkers
  • Patent number: 4875807
    Abstract: A method and means for basement construction includes the steps of: excavating a continuous side wall trench; preparing a plurality of reinforcement structures with projecting steel rods extending on one side; attaching a baffle plate to a lower portion of each reinforcement structure for being placed in the side wall trench with the projecting steel rods being driven into the earth; providing a trough device at each running side of each reinforcement structure in the side wall trench with a buffer material lining the inner wall of each trough device; and positioning an H-member against the open section of each trough device for sealing up the side wall trench thereat; so that, after removing the earth within the side wall area and after completing grouting operations, a continuous side wall for a basement will be effectively accomplished without requiring molding operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1989
    Inventor: Jen-Jui Liu
  • Patent number: 4875806
    Abstract: A node intersection between circular columns and pontoon members at a tendon-moored semisubmersible offshore platform. The pontoon members have a box shape, defined by vertical side walls, a horizontal deck and a horizontal bottom skin, joined together into a foursided frame, via the columns. The node intersection comprises vertical bulkheads within the lower ends of the columns, forming internally intersecting continuations of the vertical sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1989
    Assignee: Gotaverken Arendal AB
    Inventors: Kaj Lindberg, Gerry Steen, Elon Germundson
  • Patent number: 4875746
    Abstract: A drawer includes a bottom plate engaged with two metal drawer side walls each having a Z-shaped profile including upper and lower horizontal flanges. The bottom plate is positioned on the lower horizontal flanges of the drawer side walls. On each side of the drawer, a sealing member of plastics material is arranged between the bottom plate and the respective drawer side wall. Each sealing member has a covering lip for covering the gap between the bottom plate and the drawer side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1989
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Erich Rock, Klaus Brustle
  • Patent number: 4875743
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing a plurality of disc-shaped recording media includes a housing and a plurality of thin, substantially C-shaped lever members, each of which has an inner circumferential surface for holding a disc-shaped recording media by an outer circumferential surface of the recording media. Each lever member is pivotally connected to the housing by a pivot post and is pivotally movable into and out of the housing. A lock mechanism prevents the lever members from pivoting out of the housing, while a detent mechanism holds the unlocked lever members in either a closed or open position. The inner circumferential surface of the C-shaped lever members subtends an angle greater than in order to create a spring force in two arms of the lever member, the spring force acting to hold the disc-shaped recording media on the circumferential surface of the lever member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1989
    Assignee: Shape Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Gelardi, Alan Lowry, Craig Lovecky
  • Patent number: 4874210
    Abstract: A product display and dispensing unit comprises a plurality of juxtaposed compartments made from body members and side panels. Keys are provided on the body members and engage complementary slots on the side panels. Each slot accommodates two keys, one key of a comaprtment located at either side of the panels. The lid comprises a plate member having a handle and an upper lip which engages dowels in the side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Assignee: Institute for Industrial Research and Standards
    Inventor: Francis A. Carroll
  • Patent number: 4874205
    Abstract: A dual sided recliner assembly which minimizes interference and wear of the teeth of the engaging parts while providing a compact and enclosed construction for longer service life. The backrest of the seat is secured between opposed moving plates, each one including a recessed area having two arcuate slots and an arcuate rack along one of the edges within the recessed area. The width of the opening provided in one of the slots is uniform whereas the width of the opening within the other slot is irregular such that a portion of its length is wider than the other portion. The moving plate is rotatably supported on a stationary plate and a coil power spring biases the moving plate toward a fully reclined forward position. The stationary plate also includes a recessed area which is opposed to the recessed area in the moving plate when the plates are assembled. A pawl is contained between the recesses of the plates for movement therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Assignee: Semec, Inc.
    Inventors: Majid Arefinejad, Dennis J. Brothers, Frederick Kosinski
  • Patent number: 4872725
    Abstract: A seat for use in conjunction with a wagon or other similar article to restrain a small child riding in the wagon. The seat is configured to fully support the child and includes a curved back support having an upper extension in the form of a ring portion. A forward post depends from a center part of the ring portion and is to be received between a child's legs. The ring portion is provided with transversely aligned slots through which a restraining strap passes. The strap wraps around and under the wagon body to mount the seat to the body. Lower parts of the seat are provided with anti-skid pads for engaging the bottom of the wagon. The wagon bottom forms a seating surface for the child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1989
    Inventor: Terri A. Hakeem
  • Patent number: 4872735
    Abstract: A drawer includes two metal frames, a front member, a rear wall and a bottom member. At each side at the rear of the drawer there is arranged one runner roller for a pull-out guide and which is mounted on a separate roller carrier. A flange of the roller carrier, the height of which corresponds to the height of the drawer frame and the width of which corresponds to the thickness of the rear wall, extends between the side edge of the rear wall and the drawer frame and is laterally adapted to the contour of the drawer frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1989
    Assignee: Julius Blum Gesellschaft M.B.H.
    Inventors: Erich Rock, Josef Brunner
  • Patent number: 4872410
    Abstract: A foldable playtray is provided having a table supported by a pair of legs hinged to the table in such a way that both surfaces of the table may be used. One surface of the table is provided with a Lego-type play surface so a child playing with Lego-type toys can detachably secure them to the table. The other surface of the table is flat, for use for games, arts and crafts. The legs can be rotated so they support the table with either its Lego-type play surface or its flat surface on top. In addition, the legs are provided with a Lego-type play surface and can be rotated to be coplanar with the table to provide an extended Lego-type play surface. The legs are also equipped with covered storage compartments for small objects. A storage bag and the table are provided with complimentary velcro type fasteners arranged in such a way the velcro can be used to not only attach the storage bag to the table, but they can also be used to close the storage bag when it is detached from the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1989
    Inventor: Carol Lilly
  • Patent number: 4872726
    Abstract: Ratchet recliner for automotive vehicle seats provided with remote hand lever release feature. Lower bracket sandwich plate extensions for hand lever pivot and single plane push-pull connecting link accommodate integral assembled unit installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1989
    Assignee: Keiper Recaro Incorporated
    Inventors: Harry H White, Karl Ligensa
  • Patent number: 4867513
    Abstract: A portable cupboard formed as a collapsible container which is made from plate members hinged on their edges so that the whole container is collapsible, holding panels which enable the container to be kept solidly box-shaped and a pair of legs on top of which the container is supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Inventor: Kwang S. Choi
  • Patent number: 4865404
    Abstract: A multi-drawer file cabinet having an interlock mechanism to prevent opening of more than one drawer at a time. The interlock mechanism includes modular lock bars for accommodating half-height and full-height drawers in any desired combination. A security lock mechanism is actuatable without requiring shifting of the lock bars. Doors may be provided for the cabinet spaces and anti-rebound mechanisms are provided for the drawers and/or doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Assignee: Harpers
    Inventor: Henry J. Harper
  • Patent number: 4865402
    Abstract: The merchandise display showcase composed of standard parts and having a base part (1, 2), corner columns (3) and glass walls (8) is equipped, between the base part and a cover plate (7), with a crossmember element (4) for stabilizing the corner columns (3). The corner columns (3) composed of a core tube and of a sectional guide bar surrounding this for the mounting of the glass walls (8) are fastened, at the bottom, at prepositioned assembly locations in the base part (1, 2) and carry, on their top side, a plate-shaped cover means (7) interconnected releasably via a connecting element present partially on the core tube and partially on a cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Assignee: Protoned B.V.
    Inventor: Herbert Walter
  • Patent number: 4865401
    Abstract: An improved lightweight, collapsible preferably PVC formed glove bag asbestos brake removal/confinement system. The bag includes removable stiffening ribs and a replaceable flexible dual membrane opening in one end to mount the bag over the brake assembly. The bag is supported from a surface underneath by an adjustable telescoping pole. The bottom of the bag includes an access zipper for removing or placing tools or the brakes in the bag. The bag optionally includes a removable bottom protective panel to prevent penetration of the bag by tools or brakes dropped thereon. The interior of the bag can be accessed from either side or from the front thereof and is tapered or shaped as desired for easy access to the brake assembly work area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Inventor: Earl B. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 4863217
    Abstract: A hairdresser's station capable of being mounted on a floor is disclosed. The station includes a customer's chair assembly that includes a customer's seat, a first base, and a first shaft for adjustably fixing the customer's seat to the first base. A traveling assembly is also provided for moving radially relative to the customer's chair assembly within a fixed range and circumferentially around the customer's chair assembly. The traveling assembly includes a second base, rolling means affixed to the second base for allowing the traveling assembly to travel freely over the floor, and a second shaft fixed at one end to the second base. Rotation means are provided in rotatable engagement with the first shaft for providing a point of attachment that is free to rotate about the first shaft. A slide shaft is fixed to the attachment point of the rotation means and extends in a direction substantially perpendicular to the first shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Inventor: Martin L. Fountain
  • Patent number: 4861121
    Abstract: This invention relates to a space-efficient cabinet for housing a computer work station. The computer work station can include a video display monitor, a CPU/disk-drive and a key pad. The cabinet has two generally opposed side walls and generally opposed front and back walls, which extend between the side walls. At least one horizontal surface is provided extending between said front back and opposed side walls, to carry the video display monitor. An inner angled shelf is also present, and is affixed between the side walls, to carry the CPU/disk-drive. The shelf is angled downwardly from front to back relative to the horizontal allowing access to the CPU/disk-drive whereby discs can be readily inserted into or removed from said CPU/disk-drive. The angle of this shelf carrying the CPU/disk-drive ensures a minimal footprint of the cabinet on the floor thus saving floor space. A moveable partition is also provided to support the key pad thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Assignee: Lam-Wood Products Inc.
    Inventor: Lasar Gotz
  • Patent number: 4856854
    Abstract: A towel dispenser which includes a mechanism for eliminating towel sidewise displacement, a device for keeping a front lid open, and a locking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignees: Duskin Co., Ltd., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.
    Inventors: Masanobu Nishiyama, Haruo Nishimura, Katsuji Nakano, Ozaki: Tatsuo, Akira Kitamoto
  • Patent number: 4854654
    Abstract: The invention relates to a collapsible cabinet, comprising end ladder structures (3) on the gables of a cabinet and door frame structures. Both of these structures include upright posts (7) and horizontal braces (9) therebetween, the latter being fastened between the upright posts by means of screws (15) extending through said upright posts. Horizontal braces (9) and upright posts (7) define rectangular areas, the sides of horizontal braces and upright posts facing said areas being provided with a groove (13, 14) for receiving cover boards which cover such areas. The broad sides of upright posts (7) of end ladder (3) are placed against the ends of horizontal braces (9) and provided with two arrays of holes (16) extending on either side of the ends of horizontal braces (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Assignee: Proxy Oy
    Inventor: Jaakko Korpela