Alexander C. Daswick has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: A shoe sole structure in which a metallic stiffener member having generally the form of an elongated plate is encapsulated within a solid body of elastomeric material. The elastomeric material provides a ground-engaging surface underneath the stiffener member, a foot-supporting surface above the stiffener member, and also provides a toe-supporting portion which extends forwardly of the stiffener member and is free to flex vertically as needed.
Abstract: A shoe sole structure is provided with an upper surface adapted to receive and support the entire foot of the wearer, the sole structure being resilient throughout the full length of its under surface, having a toe portion forwardly of the metatarsal arch region which is easily bendable, but having a relatively stiff and rigid upper surface from the metatarsal region rearwardly to the heel. The sole structure has an elevated central pedestal under the instep region and a separate impact pad underneath the heel, the heel impact pad being very resilient while the central pedestal has limited resiliency. In a running action the heel impact pad absorbs an initial impact with the ground, the central pedestal then provides a rolling support for the entire foot, and finally the bending of the toe portion of the sole structure provides an effective and well-controlled take-off.
Abstract: A resilient inner sole for a shoe is integrally formed from resilient material into a generally flat sheet member. The sheet member has a flat under surface with a plurality of openings which are upwardly enlarged to form air pockets, and the resilient material of the member extends over and thereby encloses the upper sides of the air pockets. When an impact is received upon an upper surface of the member, the member compresses, and air flows from the air pockets outward through the associated openings.
Abstract: A lightweight vehicle which utilizes a single large wheel in the rear that carries most of the weight with a single small wheel in front for guidance. The driver's seat is normally positioned immediately in front of the large wheel and the engine is positioned immediately to the rear of the large wheel, with the center of mass of the vehicle being below and forward of the axle of the large wheel. The passenger seat is connected to a frame extending between the two wheels by a parallelogram type linkage which connects to a bumper extending in front of the vehicle. The linkage is arranged such that on impact of the bumper, the parallelogram linkage causes the seat to move upwardly and tilt backwardly over the top of the large wheel to help protect the driver in the event of a crash.
Abstract: A shoe having improved fastening means for holding it upon a wearer's foot includes a tongue having fingers extending laterally from each of its sides. Slits are formed in each side wall of the shoe near to the shoe sole. The fingers extending from each side of the tongue pass through the slits in the associated side wall and then in a reverse direction to extend over the upper surface of the shoe, where the two sets of fingers are fastened together.A shoe having improved means for supporting and protecting the foot of the wearer includes a relatively flat rigid supporting base for the foot. A relatively rigid rocker member which is longitudinally curved to form a load-bearing pedestal is placed beneath the base. One end of the rocker member is pivotally secured to the base and the other end is spaced from it. The space between the rocker member and the base is filled with resilient material.
Abstract: An adjustable and convertible piece of furniture for accommodating single or multiple persons in multipositions. The piece may comprise a chair, couch, bed, or recreational support of novel configuration facilitating face to face conversation among several persons sitting, lounging, game playing, TV viewing, snacking, sleeping, or participating in other recreation.A unitary frame supports a cushioned horizontal surface above the floor or ground on a plurality of legs. The frame carries inner and outer tracks depending from its under side, therefrom, with the tracks being outboard of the legs, in spaced apart relation to each other. The tracks support a plurality of backrests, independently positionable along the border of the frame, via outwardly protruding cantilever means extending upwardly as vertical supporting means, in turn carrying horizontal backrest members at levels above the elevation of the cushioned surface. The space above the cushioned surface is otherwise unobstructed.
Abstract: A method of cooking food in a package is disclosed. A metal foil container provides two adjacent compartments so that meat can be placed in one and bread in the other. The bread compartment is vented to atmosphere, and there is communication between the two compartments. Cooking of the meat generates cooking gases which flow through the bread compartment, warming and moistening the bread before escaping to atmosphere.
Abstract: The method of cooking a meat patty by first forming it so that its central part is only about half the thickness of its circumferential edge portion, and applying heat only to the circumferential edge.
Abstract: A prepared meat patty is made thin at its radial center and is wrapped in a metal foil wrapper so that heat for cooking the patty may be applied to its circumferential edge through the wrapper. In one form, the wrapper is vented.
Abstract: Inner and outer metallic wrappers are applied to the meat patty and the bun halves, respectively, of a meat sandwich before it is cooked, and the wrappers aid in the flow of heat energy as well as restricting the flow of juices during cooking.
Abstract: A metal foil container forming three generally rectangular compartments, each compartment being hingedly secured along one of its ends to an end of one of the other compartments, so that all of the compartments are foldable relative to each other.The method of cooking and serving a hamburger sandwich in the same package in which it was refrigerated and stored, in which a package including separate compartments foldable relative to each other is first used for supporting two pieces of bread in spaced relationship to a meat patty while the meat patty is grasped between a pair of hot metal jaws for purpose of cooking it, utilizing the same package to conduct hot cooking gases from the meat patty to the bread, and again using the package to assist in folding the meat patty and pieces of bread into a sandwich concurrently with the disassembly and removal of the package.
Abstract: A prepared meat product is contained in a disposable package suitable for transporting, cooking, and serving. One specific form is a meat patty; a second specific form is a hamburger patty together with half a hamburger bun; a third specific form is a hamburger patty together with two half hamburger buns; and a fourth specific form is a wiener together with two half wiener buns.The package of the present invention is disposable and is preferably made primarily of aluminum foil. Some specific features of different forms of the package are a built-in grease trap, filtered vent for cooking gases, removable protective cover for the vent, and removable holder for the meat product for removing the cooked meat product from the package when it is to be served.The invention also makes provision for cooking the meat product faster than the bread when both are enclosed in the same package, and provision for using cooking gases from the meat to warm and moisten the bread.
Abstract: A rocker-type chair is used which is normally unbalanced in a rearwardly reclining direction. A rear support frame has its lower and rearward end in engagement with the floor while its upper and forward end is pivotally secured to the rearward side of the chair. The rear support frame is forcibly pivotally rotated relative to the chair in order to selectively vary the extent to which the chair reclines rearwardly.As the pivoting action takes place, the main part of the chair turns upon its rocker-like members. The lower and rearward end of the rear support frame slides or rolls horizontally along the floor surface. The weight of the occupant of the chair is at all times divided between two forward support points which are provided by the rocker-like members, and a rear support point which is provided by the rear support frame.
Abstract: A reclining chair having seatrest, footrest, and backrest which are adjustable to either a sit-up or a lie-down position or any selected intermediate position, with the entire chair being also adjustable to recline rearwardly at a selected angle. All of the adjustments can be made manually by the occupant while reclining in the chair. The mechanism also includes compensating means to avoid or minimize any influence by a selected adjustment upon a non-selected adjustment. None of the adjustments results in any significant raising or lowering relative to the floor surface of the combined center of gravity of the chair and its occupant, and therefore, in reversing any of the adjustments the occupant is spared the physical work that would be involved in raising the center of gravity.
Abstract: A disposable one cup coffee brewer comprises a conical paper brewing filter having contained in the bottom thereof a quantity of loose coffee grounds, and having movably disposed therewithin, above the coffee grounds, a disc-shaped primary buoyant element for diverting water poured into the filter from falling directly upon the coffee grounds. Secondly, buoyant water flow diverting elements, disposed outwardly from such primary buoyant element, may be provided to cover more of the water surface as the filter is filled. The filter and its contents are supported within a rigid conical support, at least portions of which are spaced outwardly from the filter to allow flow of brewed beverage therefrom. Two foldable tabs attached to the support have portions which rest upon the rim of a coffee mug or the like. A method for brewing coffee or the like is thereby provided.
Abstract: An adjustable reclining chair includes a seat and back supporting frame having a pair of rocker or rocker-shaped members. The rocking action of the rocker members is, however, restrained by a restraint mechanism. A drive mechanism is utilized to move the restraint mechanism, in either a forward or a rearward direction, to adjust the angle at which the chair reclines.
Abstract: .[.The present invention relates to certain novel and valuable improvements in sporting shoes used for running or jogging..]..Iadd.A sporting shoe has a relatively rigid sole whose longitudinal center portion is convexly curved in a longitudinal direction to form a pedestal about which the shoe rotates. It also has resilient sole portions at the heel and toe. .Iaddend.