Patents by Inventor Frank H. Klein

Frank H. Klein 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).

  • Patent number: 5190097
    Abstract: A heatsinking arrangement for a heat-generating component of a car radio, tape cassette or the like. A heatsink is connected to the chassis. The components are secured in place on the chassis by belt loops each having one end integrally connected to the chassis and the other end free of the chassis. The belt loops extend around the components and clamp them to the heatsink through openings in the chassis. A screw extends through a hole in the free end of each belt loop and through a registering hole in the heatsink to secure the free end to the heatsink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Inventors: Steven F. Selby, Frank H. Klein, Dewayne E. Green
  • Patent number: 4936787
    Abstract: The present invention is an automated connection for a vehicle radio. A printed circuit board and electrical receptacle are disposed within a housing and secured thereto. An interface is secured to the housing for engagement with the receptacle to allow electrical connection between an external object and the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Assignee: Acustar, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank H. Klein, Steven F. Selby
  • Patent number: 4936786
    Abstract: Accordingly, the present invention is an automated connection for a vehicle radio. The vehicle radio includes a housing having a top plate, bottom plate, front and rear plates and side plates. A printed circuit board is disposed within the housing and secured to the bottom plate. At least one electrical female connector is secured to the printed circuit board. The front plate has a plurality of apertures corresponding to the location of the female connector. A male connector electrically connected to an external object is secured to the housing and adapted to engage the female connector to allow electrical connection between the external object and the printed circuit board when the front plate is assembled to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Assignee: Acustar, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank H. Klein, Steven F. Selby
  • Patent number: 4934943
    Abstract: A connection assembly for allowing automated circuit connections between perpendicularly disposed first and second printed circuit boards. A receptacle with connection sockets is operably connected with the first circuit board and attached at a first predetermined position on the first circuit board. A plug member which has connection blades compatible with sockets of the receptacle is attached to the second circuit board. The plug has laterally spaced alignment blades which extend from it. The receptacle includes spaced arms which cooperate with the alignment blade for automatically orienting the plug such that the connection blades are in alignment with the receiving sockets when the first printed circuit board is brought together with the second printed circuit board during assembly. A method of automated connection assembly of perpendicularly disposed circuit boards is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: Acustar, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank H. Klein, Steven F. Selby
  • Patent number: 4884872
    Abstract: A lens structure for a combined vehicle radio/audio tape cassette player or the like to permit display of information generated by the combined vehicle radio/audio tape cassette player is provided. The lens structure has a transparent forward panel and an opaque panel heat fused thereto. The lens portion of the forward panel is not covered by the rearward panel thus providing a viewing lens. An opening is provided in the lens structure for insertion of an audio tape cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Assignee: Chrysler Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Frank H. Klein, Steven F. Selby, Sigmund Klueger
  • Patent number: 4884870
    Abstract: A lens structure for a vehicle radio or the like to permit display of the information generated by the radio is provided. The lens structure has a transparent forward panel and an opaque rearward panel heat fused thereto. The lens portion of the forward panel is not covered by the rearward panel thus providing a viewing lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Assignee: Chrysler Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Frank H. Klein, Steven F. Selby, Sigmund Klueger
  • Patent number: 4874110
    Abstract: A lens structure for a combined vehicle radio/audio tape cassette player or the like to premit display of information generated by the combined vehicle radio/audio tape cassette player is provided. The lens structure has a transparent forward panel and an opaque rearward panel heat fused thereto. The lens portion of the forward panel is not covered by the rearward panel thus providing a viewing lens. An opening is provided in the lens structure for insertion of an audio tape cassette. A spring mounted door is provided on the rearward panel. The door normally blocks the tape cassette opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Assignee: Chrysler Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Frank H. Klein, Steven F. Selby, Sigmund Klueger
  • Patent number: 4710858
    Abstract: Backlighting from a circuit board mounted below a panel display is prevented from seeping around the edges of control actuators which rely on the backlighting to illuminate legends on the face of the actuators. A continuous frame and a layer of foam are disposed about the periphery of the actuators for blocking the seepage of backlighting and half bearings are fixedly attached to the actuators in a manner permitting rotation of the actuators within openings in an escutcheon plate even though the frame is attached to the periphery of the actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Inventors: James E. Van Hout, Frank H. Klein
  • Patent number: 4067005
    Abstract: An alarm system for an invalid in a hopsital bed includes electric switches placed on top of the side rails and foot rail so that a force applied to any of said switches by a patient results in activation of a warning device. In addition, means is provided for selectively illuminating the hospital bed. Two basic configurations of electric switches are provided, both of which are characterized by the provision of a first switch member which is actuated by light pressure or force, and a second switch member which is actuated by heavier pressure, e.g. when the patient attempts to climb or crawl out of the bed, which could result in injury to the patient due to a fall from the bed to the floor. The switch members when actuated serve to close electric circuits which may sound a buzzer, and/or a call bell, and/or illuminate the bed, so that a nurse or attendant is amply alerted to give attention to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1978
    Inventors: Joshuah Levy, Isaac Levy, Frank H. Klein
  • Patent number: D314966
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Assignee: Chrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew D. Magic, Frank H. Klein, Gilbert L. McCauley, Thomas C. Slanec