Patents Examined by Tonya Eckstine
  • Patent number: 4622896
    Abstract: A powder spray attachment for printing presses for mounting above the delivery tray comprises a cylindrical tube having a plurality of ports along the length thereof for mounting transverse to the delivery tray with a plurality of movable clamps on the tube for selectively closing selected ports for delivery of powder at selected positions along the width of sheets of paper delivered to the delivery tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Assignee: Wizer Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Laverick
  • Patent number: 4620532
    Abstract: Two substantially planar discs sandwich pivoting joint elements therebetween. Slides, also between the discs, can move independently in a wide range of angular positions about the pivoting axis of the joint, and be fixed in any selected positions. Slides comprise two elements drawn together radially to clamp onto circumferential rims provided on the discs. Joint bending in each direction is independently controlled. Internal opposed teeth on the disc rims and slides engage when the slides are positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1986
    Assignee: Lenox Hill Brace Shop, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Houswerth
  • Patent number: 4620482
    Abstract: To facilitate insertion of a rubber blanket into the groove or slot (2) of a blanket cylinder (1) of a printing machine, and to reduce the width of the opening (3) leading to the groove or slot, the thickness of the blanket is reduced in the end portion (11, 12), for example by removing a portion of the rubber blanket material; a reinforcement strip (14, 15, 20) is bonded to a textile substrate (9) on which the blanket layer (10) is applied, preferably at the side opposite of the blanket layer only. The end portions (11, 12) are formed with zones of reduced thickness, for example in the form of cut-outs in the textile substrate and extending into the rubber layer, to permit insertion of an inserting tool, such as metal strips, preferably in the form of tines (FIG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1986
    Assignee: M.A.N.-Roland Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Hermann Fischer
  • Patent number: 4620530
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a traction brace for the head and neck wherein a head engaging ring is supported upon a torso-mounted vest. The vest consists of lateral sections interconnected by central parting lines and fasteners, and the head engaging ring is mounted upon columns extending above the vest sections. The apparatus is characterized by the accessibility to the patient that is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1986
    Assignee: Camp International, Inc.
    Inventors: Willard E. Lanier, Juan B. Paez
  • Patent number: 4614181
    Abstract: A hinge for knee joint bandages comprising two elongated flat links (3,4) connected for mutual pivoting. At the end portion of one link (4) there are four holes (19-22) distributed along a circular arc symmetrically in relation to the longitudinal axis. A stop pin (16) is inserted in one of the holes to limit the end position of the pivoting movement of the links. The stop pin cooperates with a circular arcuate slot of the other link (3). The slot is greater than and is symmetrically located in relation to the longitudinal axis of the link (3), whereby the hinge can be used either on the inside or the outside of the knee for the adjustment of the desired maximum angular pivoting of the knee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Assignee: Rehband Anatomiska AB
    Inventor: Thomas Karlsson
  • Patent number: 4612678
    Abstract: A trauma board, particularly a pediatric trauma board for use in lifting, carrying, transporting, treating or otherwise immobilizing a patient, which trauma board comprises: a rigid board having a head end and a foot end with the board characterized by a plurality of at least three separate, spaced apart slots therein; the first slots spaced apart in two parallel pairs, each about the width of the thickness of a patient's limb toward the foot end of the board; the second slots spaced apart generally the width of the patient's body and extending intermediate the foot and head end of the board; and the third slots spaced apart toward the head end of the board; the board also includes a foam head block characterized by a contoured head cavity therein to be secured at the head end of the board to form a foam layer about the sides, top and back of the head of the patient; and adjustable straps passing through each pair of the slots to restrain the limbs and the body of the patient, and over the top of the foam hea
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1986
    Inventor: Margot Fitsch
  • Patent number: 4606332
    Abstract: This invention is a back treatment apparatus having fully adjustable features for supporting a person's body to be stretched there across for treatment of various body problems. The back treatment apparatus includes a main housing; a foot support connected to the main housing 14 and adjustable relative thereto; an adjustable body support mounted within the main housing; and a control means operable to move portions of the main housing, foot support, and the adjustable support. The housing is formed in two sections so that one section can be moved relative to the other through the control. The foot support can be adjustable vertically and laterally as required. The adjustable body support includes a forward body support assembly; a middle body support assembly; and a rear body support assembly. All of the support assemblies above-mentioned can be adjustable so as to achieve a desired contour for exercising and stretching of the person's body utilizing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1986
    Inventor: Howard W. Gibson
  • Patent number: 4602619
    Abstract: A method and device are shown in which alternate amounts of tractive force are applied to portions of the spine at an angle to the axis of elongation of the spine. In particular, for treatment of the lumbar spine, the patient is placed on his back with his upper legs extending substantially vertically and his lower legs extending horizontally. A restraining harness is then placed about the patient's pelvic area and a lifting force is applied upwardly and forwardly in the direction of the patient's head and alternates between greater and lesser amounts of force, thereby providing a variable pelvic tilt to induce healing of the discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1986
    Inventors: Susan G. Wolf, Wallace W. Lossing
  • Patent number: 4597384
    Abstract: A sleeve device for encasing and applying successive compressive pressures against a patient's limb from a source of pressurized fluid, the sleeve has a plurality of laterally extending separate fluid pressure members progressively arranged longitudinally along the sleeve from a lower portion of the encased limb to the upper portion thereof, the adjacent lateral edge portions of adjacent pressure members are curved upwardly and then downwardly in unison whereby the respective contiguous edges thereof follow each other so that when pressure is successively applied from the lowermost pressure member upward there will never be a continuous circumferential pressure gap on any lateral circular portion of the encircled limb and further wherein the successive pressurization of each pressure member from the lowermost heartward produces a plurality of circumferentially spaced radially inward maximum and minimum forces interdigitated with successive pressure members having similar maximum and minimum forces to produce
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1986
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John K. Whitney
  • Patent number: 4594943
    Abstract: A manually operated ink stamp having a base with an open bottom and an aperture in the top wall. A box-like frame having an open bottom is disposed within the base and has a lower edge. A sleeve is connected to the upper portion of the frame and extends upwardly through the aperture in the base and is connected to a handle. The handle and frame are biased upwardly with respect to the base by a compression spring that is interposed between the handle and the base. Located within the frame is a die holder that carries a printing die impregnated with ink, and the lower surface of the die projects downwardly beyond the lower edge of the frame. A threaded adjustment is provided for adjusting the vertical position of the die holder and die with respect to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Assignee: Schwaab Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Nettesheim, Daniel D. Nettesheim, John H. Carpentier
  • Patent number: 4586432
    Abstract: A printing mechanism is described which comprises a plurality of setting wheels (16) mounted coaxially on a sleeve (28). With the setting wheels type bands (20) carrying printing types (22) are in a drive connection. In the sleeve (28) a setting shaft (42) is arranged rototably and axially displaceably. In the sleeve a slot (30) extending in the axial direction is disposed through which a tooth (36) disposed on the setting shaft engages in radial recesses (46) in the hub region of the setting wheels. A detent means comprising detent recesses in the inner region of the sleeve, into which an axially immovable detent element (54) engages, defines axial detent positions of the setting shaft. In the sleeve at least one further slot extending in the axial direction is disposed. The detent recesses are disposed in the inner region of the sleeve in a plurality of axial rows and in each row they have a different detent spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventor: Heinrich Volk
  • Patent number: 4583456
    Abstract: A printing mechanism is described comprising a housing (12, 14) in which a plurality of type carriers (20) are disposed which are in a drive connection with coaxially disposed setting wheels (16) each having a center bore. In a space formed by the center bores of the setting wheels a setting shaft (42) is axially displaceable and rotatable. By axial displacement the setting shaft can be brought into a drive connection with each of the setting wheels. On the setting shaft an actuating knob (48) is disposed with the aid of which said shaft can be displaced and turned. In the housing a display indicator means (26, 27, 29) is disposed displaceably parallel to the setting shaft; said means is connected to the setting shaft in such a manner that the latter turns relatively thereto but can be displaced axially only jointly therewith. The display indicator means makes it possible to recognize the type carrier which can be adjusted in the respective axial position of the setting shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1986
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventor: Heinrich Volk
  • Patent number: 4583457
    Abstract: The invention relates to a printing mechanism comprising a plurality of setting wheels (16) which are mounted coaxially on a sleeve (28) and with which type carriers (20) carrying printing types (22) are in a drive connection. In the sleeve (20) a setting shaft (42) is disposed axially displaceably and rotatable therewith. Disposed on the setting shaft is at least one tooth (36, 38, 40) projecting through a slot (30, 32, 34) extending in the axial direction in the sleeve (42). This tooth (36, 38, 40) can be brought by axial displacement of the setting shaft (42) into engagement with radial recesses (46) in the setting wheels (16) disposed in the hub region of the setting shaft (42). The slot (30, 32, 34) formed in the sleeve (28) is open in the axial direction at one end of the sleeve (42) and closed at the other end and at the end of the sleeve (28) at which the slot (30, 32, 34 ) is open a spreading or expansion means (60) is disposed which keeps the sleeve internal diameter constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1986
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventor: Heinrich Volk
  • Patent number: 4574788
    Abstract: A back scratcher which includes: (a) a rigid, elongated rod having an axial portion and a canted portion which meet at an obtuse angle; (b) a handle fixedly attached about the free end of the axial portion; (c) a scratcher head fixedly attached to the free end of the canted portion; and (d) a plurality of closely spaced tines extending from the scratcher head in a direction parallel to the plane containing the axial and canted portions. In various embodiments, the back scratcher is provided with thumb-engagable means formed on the handle for aligning the tines to engage the back, with a removable base for mounting the back scratcher in an upright disposition while being stored, with different angles and lengths of the axial portion and the canted portion for operation over or under a shirt, with a novel means of attaching the scratcher head to the rod, and with resharpenable tines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Inventor: Ben L. Jordan
  • Patent number: 4574693
    Abstract: The invention provides a seal press for use in embossing paper with a desired pattern using a die and a die counter. The seal press includes a housing, a seal set movable in the housing between inner and outer positions, and housing means biasing the seal set into an open position to receive the paper. A lever is pivotally connected to the housing and movable between upper and lower positions. First engagement means is provided between the lever and seal set with the lever and seal set in respective upper and forward positions, the lever being supported by the seal set in these positions to permit operation of the lever to close the seal set and emboss the paper. Also, second engagement means is provided between the lever and the seal set with the lever and seal set in respective lever and rearward positions for storage of the seal press. The seal set is biased towards the outer position and thereby through the second engagement means the lever is biased towards the lower position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Inventors: Cameron Fink, Robert W. Schram, Anthony Gentile