Patents Examined by Willard E. Hoag
  • Patent number: 5069610
    Abstract: Adapter for a mastic applicator and finishing tool flat box having a guide plate and corner guide assembly adapted to be mounted on opposite side and end walls of the flat box. Each corner guide is slidable between an extended position in which it has an end portion that can be projected beyond the end wall on which the assembly is mounted. The extended end portion is adapted to straddle a corner bead to guide the movement of the flat box along the corner bead during mastic filling of the corner bead. The corner guide end portion position in retracted position being out of contact with the wall board thereby permitting normal flat box mastic dispensing movement across the flat wall board surface. Each adapter guide plate having a flange portion overlying the flat box wall end on which it is mounted, the surface of the flange functioning as wear shoes adapted to ride on the abrasive wall board surfaces during normal flat box operation and during bead filling operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1991
    Inventor: Virgil E. Milburn
  • Patent number: 5067432
    Abstract: A slot die head for emitting a coating fluid onto a moving web has a slot orifice, the exit end of which is defined by replaceable inserts, the downstream one of which, relative to the direction of web movement, has a wiping flange cantilevered from a hinge portion thereof. The flange is disposed in use in facing relationship with the web and extends downstream from the slot orifice, so as to be resiliently hingedly movable in directions substantially normal to the web surface for maintaining constant shear levels across the coated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: Extrusion Dies, Inc.
    Inventor: Harry G. Lippert
  • Patent number: 5061172
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus for forming a decorative impression in a moldable material and a method of manufacturing the same. Specifically, a preferred embodiment of the present invention is directed to stamping tool for forming decorative patterns in concrete. The stamping tool includes a multi-layered flexible base including first, second and third layers. The first, second and third layers each include an upper and a lower surface. The second layer is positioned intermediate, the first and third layers. The lower surface of the third layer has a predetermined pattern formed therein for forming a corresponding impression in the moldable material. A pair of closed looped handles are secured to the base for permitting the tool to be readily transported from one location to another. The handles include a substantially concave segment disposed above the base and a substantially convex segment embedded therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Inventor: Paul M. Fennessy, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5059113
    Abstract: An injection assembly for the injection molding of plastics and rubbers is disclosed which is comprised of a cylinder, a nozzle mounted at one end portion of the cylinder, a torpedo fitted at its one end to the nozzle and a plunger arranged to reciprocate in the cylinder. The torpedo has a hollow extension extending opposite to the nozzle and protruding in the cylinder, and the plunger is provided therein with an elongate aperture held in slidably movable relation to the extension of the torpedo. Uniform heating of the molding material is attainable at high speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: Yoshida Kogyo K. K.
    Inventors: Michio Ito, Hiroshi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 5059109
    Abstract: A corrugated mold block for a vacuum machine for molding corrugated tubes is formed of a plurality of sub-blocks rigidly secured end to end. Each sub-block has an arcuate face which is corrugated with not more than one complete wavelength of circumferential grooves and lands, and two longitudinally spaced end surfaces. A vacuum channel is provided about one of the end surfaces of each sub-block, and openings in each sub-block connect the channel and the face. When the sub-blocks are secured together into a mold block (and when mold blocks abut during molding), the vacuum channels and openings together define vacuum passages for each of the corrugation grooves, which passages are all connected to a vacuum source for drawing a vacuum during molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: Cullom Machine Tool & Die, Inc.
    Inventors: Heinrich Dickhut, John S. Berns
  • Patent number: 5059360
    Abstract: A method for making a lid for a can-like container is disclosed which comprises a gas barrier-type multi-layer base for the lid, a reinforcing thermoplastic resin layer formed on said multi-layer base, and a tab seat of synthetic resin having a tab and formed on that portion of the upper surface of the bottom surrounded by said reinforcing thermoplastic resin layer. The tab seat is disposed in spaced relation to said upper surface of the bottom and disposed in such a manner that a score portion having as small a width as possible is formed between the outer periphery of the tab seat and the inner peripheral edge of said reinforcing thermoplastic resin layer. The upper surface of said bottom is exposed through the score portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventor: Wasuke Sato
  • Patent number: 5056461
    Abstract: A fixture for supporting a circuit board in a position generally horizontal to the surface of the protective material in the tank as it is dipped into a tank and coated with protective material. This allows a precisely predetermined area of the circuit board to be dipped into the protective coating material. The fixture has pivots above its center of gravity allowing the fixture to pivot will respect to a conveyor system so the position of the circuit board is maintained as generally horizontal to the surface of the protective material in the tank.A weir is used to control the level of the surface of the protective material in the tank. Sonar is used for sensing the distance between the surface of the protective material and a fixed point. Jacks are used to adjust the level of the tank and thus control the depth to which said circuit board is dipped into said protective material so that the depth of each dip is controlled to a minimum of 0.38 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: The Paint Line Supply Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Rene R. Rice
  • Patent number: 5057001
    Abstract: Apparatus for making ceramic tubes from a mixture that includes ceramic powder. The mixture is extruded through a die to form a tube. The tube is passed through an open-ended dryer, calciner, transition zone, sintering furnace, and cooler. Thereafter, the tube is cut to the desired length (which may be very long). The quality of the tube is enhanced by applying a vacuum to the mixture prior to extrusion. For tubes made of non-oxide ceramics, an inert atmosphere is maintained both inside and outside the tube in all sections of the equipment that operate above C. A controlled tension is applied to the tube by means of first pinch rolls disposed downstream of the dryer and second pinch rolls disposed downstream of the cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: The Carborundum Company
    Inventors: James L. Eucker, Robert C. Ruhl, Irving B. Ruppel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5057002
    Abstract: An apparatus for shaping beads of fluent material such as caulking, grout or putty. A first preferred embodiment of the present invention is a bead shaper which has an essentially rectangular shaper blade mounted in a holder having a swivelable handle. The shaper blade has a number of notches which are adapted to receive a skid disposed essentially transverse to the longitudinal axis of the shaper blade. The shaper blade has a plurality of bead shaper edges at its four corners, each of which provides a different bead shape. The bead shaper is operated by placing the shaper blade against and perpendicular to the joined surfaces which have been caulked. The skid rests against one or both of these surfaces. The bead shaper edge rests on the caulking bead. The shaper blade is run along the caulking bead, forming the bead and pushing the excess caulking material forward of the blade and also scraping away any excess that is forced off to the sides of the bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Inventors: Preston D. Whited, Ralph T. Hayes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5052333
    Abstract: A plug of deformable material such as wood or plastic, for tightly sealing a cylindrical recess provided in wood, in which recess a crushable ampule with a wood attack combating agent can be accommodated, said ampule being attachable in a cavity of said plug by means of spring lugs, said plug being provided with a conical drive-in surface, and at least one deformable sealing clamping means being provided on said plug; the plug, at the end facing away from the drive-in end, containing a separate clamping sealing means for engaging the inner circumference of the recess, the outer radial dimensions of the sealing means and of the plug being such that complete sealing is acquired and maintained without damaging the wood after the plug has been driven into the recess, even in the event of high pressure build up in said recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Inventor: Jacob Woudsma
  • Patent number: 5052914
    Abstract: An automatable tool can part an internal endless film from a mold. A preferred embodiment includes a lead member and a lap member having parallel axes, and rotating about an axis intermediate to their axes. The lead member may be provided with a separation tip used to initiate separation of a film from a mold. A trailer member can also be provided and all three members are inserted internal to a mold. The lead member is inserted so as to be on the outside of the film while the lap member and trailer member remain internal to the film. Upon rotation of a connection means between the lead and lap members, the film is wound up on the tool so that it may be removed from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Peter J. Schmitt
  • Patent number: 5051276
    Abstract: A device for the internal graphitization of the surface of the neck in the cone of cathode ray tubes.A device of this type comprises a frame bearing two arms, such as, capable of rotating around an axis, such as, each bearing a collar, for example, each adapted to a given type of cone. This collar has two functions: that of providing for centering along an axis (xx) of the neck of the cone and that of defining a reference line (L.sub.r).With these arms there cooperate, firstly, a supporting table on which the cone is laid and centered in a horizontal plane and, secondly, a graphitization system such that the brush in its top position reaches a determine upper limit (Lg) and, finally, a combination of means providing for the upward translational motion of the supporting table and of the graphitization system, the regulated descent of the latter, the supporting table remaining still during this stage of descent of the brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Assignee: Videocolor
    Inventor: Arturo Sbordone
  • Patent number: 5049060
    Abstract: The Assembly has a circular platform, which is threaded about its periphery, and has an upstanding stub about which to set a sleeve-type or cylindrical seal, as well as an arcuately cross-sectioned groove in circumscription of the base of the stub. A cup-shaped closure, having a circular wall, and threaded on the inner wall surface, threadedly engages the threaded periphery of the platform. Upon the platform and closure being threadedly engaged, the closure forces the seal along the stub until an inner end of the seal enters the groove and takes on a proper flare. The closure protects the seal from shipping damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Dresser-Rand Company
    Inventor: Thomas D. O'Leary
  • Patent number: 5049059
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for forming twin-wall polycarbonate sheets into desired arcuate forms to be used for example for awnings. The apparatus is distinguished from known forming apparatus which are generally not effective in forming the polycarbonate sheets hereinafter described.The apparatus generally comprises means for preheating a portion of the polycarbonate sheet, engaging the sheet with the mould which is pivotally mounted to the frame of the apparatus, frictionally restraining the movement of the sheet with respect to the frame at a position spaced from the mould, and pivoting the mould so as to form the sheet.The present invention generally overcomes the difficulties in forming twin-walled polycarbonate sheets thereby allowing the material to be used in place of other conventional awning materials such as fibreglass and corrugated iron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Precision Roofing Accessories Co., Pty.
    Inventor: Graham Long
  • Patent number: 5046939
    Abstract: An injection molding machine for producing plastic parts from chemical materials includes a mold mounting plate divided into two parts in a direction transverse to a closing direction of the parts. A quick-acting clamping device holds the parts together with a closing force. At least one of the parts is laterally movable on guide spars after releasing the clamping device. A melt guide system is disposed between the parts. Adapters are disposed in a cassette holder opening formed in at least one of the parts. Mold halves in the form of cassette plates have surfaces facing the melt guide system. At least one of the cassette plates is disposed on the adapters in the opening formed in the at least one part. There is a device disposed on the surface of the at least one cassette plate facing the melt guide system for transferring the closing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Assignee: Stubbe GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Heinrich Kaaden
  • Patent number: 5047896
    Abstract: An assembly of aligned, stacked, circuit boards for hot-pressing in an evacuated bag utilizes a sliding body formed of a thermoplastic material which is inserted into elongated peripheral board holes. The sliding body is dimensioned to allow the boards to be slideable in a longitudinal direction at the direction of the sliding body to allow thermal expansion to be compensated for. Disclosed is a tool for reforming the slilding body after insertion into the board holes has a cylindrical heating element with a central bore in which a centering pin is located. The heating element is surrounded by a tubular device which is biased in a sleeve by a compression spring. Application of the tool against the inserted sliding body causes heat forming of a portion of the sliding body to maintain the circuit boards in registry during the hot-pressing period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Assignee: Fela Planungs AG
    Inventor: Harry Zust
  • Patent number: 5046450
    Abstract: An apparatus for the interior coating of cavities, particularly of an automobile body, comprising a spray gun having a nozzle probe plug-in coupling and spray shot trigger means and comprising nozzle probes connected to the spray gun, each thereof being allocated to a defined cavity and being composed of a nozzle tube having a plug-in end, nozzle end and positioning detent is created wherein a spray shot is only output or, respectively, can only be output when a full seating of the positioning detent against the outside wall of the cavity has been achieved. This is achieved in the positioning detent is provided with at least one contact sensor that is in an interactive connection with the spray shot trigger means of the spray gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Assignee: J. Wagner GmbH
    Inventor: Willi Klingen
  • Patent number: 5044922
    Abstract: Apparatus for applying labels in the molds of a plastic blow molding machine of the type wherein a plurality of sets of molds are mounted on a wheel rotatable about a horizontal axis. Mold sections are moved toward and away from one another to enclose a parison, and the parison is then blown to the confines of the cavity between the mold sections. The apparatus removes labels successively from one or more magazines, and deposits labels on an endless conveyor that transports the labels to a position adjacent an open mold. The apparatus laterally transfers the labels successively from the conveyor to a position within the mold section, such that when a mold closes about a plastic parison and the parison is blown, the labels become adhered to the blown plastic article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois Plastic Products Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Plenzler, Lawrence H. Weber
  • Patent number: 5044309
    Abstract: A coating apparatus for applying plastic coatings onto a planar substrate includes an elongate coating head defining therein an elongate distribution channel having a length corresponding to a width of a substrate to be coated, the coating head also defining a coating gap for discharging a coating material from the distribution channel. First and second supply channels are respectively connected between respective pumps and different portions of the distribution channel for respectively supplying first and second coating materials to the distribution channel. A mixing zone is formed in the distribution channel by a partition or a hollow conical body, each of which forms a mixing gradient extending along the length of the mixing zone. Ideally, the pumps for the first and second coating materials provide these materials with the same pressure within the mixing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Vitrage International
    Inventors: Richard Crumbach, Otto Jandeleit
  • Patent number: 5044917
    Abstract: An apparatus for stretching dough is provided, by which bread dough or confectionery dough is continuously and smoothly stretched by linearly reciprocating a roller over the surface of dough which is continuously coveyed by a series of conveyors, while the roller is rotated by a drive means, and by which method and apparatus the dough can be smoothly stretched without the accumulation of the dough in front of the entrance of the apparatus, thereby obtaining the desired thickness of dough in one operation from the continuously supplied dough material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: Rheon Automatic Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Torahiko Hayashi