Patents by Inventor Heinz G. Baus

Heinz G. Baus 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: 4802294
    Abstract: A frame, more particularly for a picture, comprises profiled rails which are joined together at the corners of the frame by a corner-connector. Each corner-connector comprises two plugs arranged respectively in a cavity in each profiled rail, and each of the cavities comprises an opening extending in the longitudinal direction. The object to be achieved is a functionally reliable joint between the profiled rails which is simple to produce and can easily be released when required. To this end, each plug comprises a tongue which passes through the opening in the cavity and which engages, by means of a hook element or the like, behind a retaining element. A retaining element of this kind is arranged on at least one web of the profiled rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: 4789069
    Abstract: A towel-holder, more particularly for a shower- or bathtub-partition, comprises a supporting bar which is adapted to be secured, substantially horizontally, by connecting parts, to a wall and, furthermore, an extension bar which is arranged to be displaceable in a substantially horizontal plane in relation to the said supporting bar. The invention is intended to improve, at low cost, handling and to reduce the danger of damage to the holder or injury to the user. To this end the extension bar consists of at least two parts connected together by a hinge. With the supporting bar secured horizontally, the axis of the hinge runs substantially vertically and, in view of locking device, the front part of a extension bar can be set at specific angular positions in relation to the rear part and to the supporting bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1988
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: 4783132
    Abstract: A cupboard, more particularly for bathrooms and for the accommodation of bath utensils and the like, contains a housing with at least one pivotably arranged door for closing off or exposing an opening. Compact design, reliable operation and simple construction are to be achieved. To this end it is proposed that a second door be mounted to rotate about a second axis of rotation which is at a distance from the first axis of rotation. Each of the two doors which are pivotable in relation to each other, comprises, at the lower and the upper end, a bearing element which is mounted to rotate in the housing bottom and the housing top by means of pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: 4781975
    Abstract: A forming tool for the production of sheets, more particularly from a thermoplastic synthetic material, is in the form of a roller, a press, or a casting mould, and comprises, upon its outer surface, engraving elements in predetermined spatial relationship with each other. It is to be possible to produce sheets inexpensively with this apparatus, and production tolerances are low. The engraving elements provided upon the outer surface, which is made of hard material, more particularly metal. The engraving elements project, above the outer surface, to a predetermined height, and the remainder of the outer surface exhibits a predetermined surface structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: 4780599
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing and releasing information contains at least one reading device for reading codings arranged upon, or associated with, saleable goods. Also provided is a storage unit for storing information and a corresponding output unit. The apparatus offers to users, in department stores or the like and directly and reliably, specific information concerning products to be sold. The data processing unit comprises a programmable coding unit by means of which, on the one hand, address signals for the information and, on the other hand, associated codings are stored. By use of a reading device, and through the coding unit, the desired information is called upon from the storage unit and is made accessible on the output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: 4750151
    Abstract: An apparatus for use particularly in department stores or supermarkets, which apparatus comprises a computer and a storage unit, and is designed as an information and display system. This apparatus allows a user to select desired information stored in the storage unit in a simple and reliable manner. Moreover, direct dialogue between the user and the apparatus is possible. To these ends, a large area contact or sensor bank assembly with an associated signal carrier are provided. Upon approaching or touching an area of the signal carrier, a signal is transmitted to the computer. At least one output unit releases information from the storage unit visually and/or acoustically, which released information is selected through the computer in relation with the above mentioned signal transmitted thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: 4714367
    Abstract: Coupling assembly joining two profiled rails, more particularly for use with a shower partition, the first profiled rail having an opening extending over its entire length and an inner space. A clamping element is mounted in this inner space and has a threaded hole in which a screw threads, the second profiled rail being secured to the first profiled rail by tightening of the said screw. In order to facilitate assembly and make it possible to carry out subsequent mutual alignment of the profiled rails with little effort, there is provided that the clamping element be insertable from the side and at right angles to the longitudinal direction of the first profiled rail through the above-mentioned opening and into the inner space, one leg of the second profiled rail passing through the opening into the inner space. This leg is clamped in a gap which is formed between a bearing surface of the clamping element and a web of the first profiled rail and/or a support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1987
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: 4707207
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are described for processing and applying a protective foil to a flat sheet made, more particularly of a thermoplastic synthetic material. The protective foil is used to protect the relatively soft surface of the sheet but, during further processing, difficulties arise in that parts of the surface must be freed of protective foil. In order to protect at least certain areas of the sheet as long as possible from external effects or damage, there is provided a protective foil which, before it is applied to the sheet or to a strip from which the sheet is subsequently produced, is formed with perforations. During further processing of the sheet, the parts of the foil corresponding to the areas of the sheet that are to be freed, are removed and the remainder is protected by the remaining parts of the protective foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: 4653127
    Abstract: A shower partition with a horizontal guide rail includes a door assembly displaceable in the guide rail by guide roller mounted on eccentric pins. Each eccentric pin is arranged in a hole provided through the upper edge of the door assembly. In the case of a shower partition of this kind, the purpose to be accomplished is to simplify vertical adjustment of the door assembly at low structural cost, and to ensure that the adjusted position is reliably secured. For this purpose each eccentric pin is slid in an elongated slot of the door assembly through an end opening. Also provided is a connector member having arms which bear upon opposite engagement surfaces of the eccentric pin in order to secure the latter against rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: 4651720
    Abstract: A massaging and showering assembly comprising a guide rail along which a carriage holding a massage and shower head can be moved vertically; a water flow reversing control-unit and a piston-cylinder arrangement which is connected to a water line and with which the carriage is in communication. Known assemblies of this kind have been of costly and generally heavy design, the guide rail, in particular being freely accessible and highly exposed to dirt and damage. They also occupy a relatively large space and are very difficult to install in shower cabins. In contrast to this, the assembly of the present invention is to be produced at low production cost, to be light and compact, but to be highly reliable and while having great stability. This new assembly provides a carriage guiding rail with an inner chamber for the piston-cylinder arrangement, the inner chamber comprising a closing front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: 4615090
    Abstract: A forming tool for the production of sheets, more particularly from a thermoplastic synthetic material, is in the form of a roller, a press, or a casting mould, and comprises, upon its outer surface, engraving elements in predetermined spatial relationship with each other. It is to be possible to produce sheets inexpensively with this apparatus, and production tolerances are low. The engraving elements are provided upon the outer surface, which is made of hard material, more particularly metal. The engraving elements project, above the outer surface, to a predetermined height, and the remainder of the outer surface exhibits a predetermined surface structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: 4611947
    Abstract: Coupling assembly joining two profiled rails, more particularly for use with a shower partition, the first profiled rail having an opening extending over its entire length and an inner space. A clamping element is mounted in this inner space and has a threaded hole in which a screw threads, the second profiled rail being secured to the first profiled rail by tightening of the said screw. In order to facilitate assembly and make it possible to carry out subsequent mutual alignment of the profiled rails with little effort, there is provided that the clamping element be insertable from the side and at right angles to the longitudinal direction of the first profiled rail through the above-mentioned opening and into the inner space, one leg of the second profiled rail passing through the opening into the inner space. This leg is clamped in a gap which is formed between a bearing surface of the clamping element and a web of the first profiled rail and/or a support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: 4606081
    Abstract: Partition wall structure, more particularly for bath or shower cubicles, has a displaceable door panel held against, magnetically at right angles to its longitudinal plane, and guided by the guide wall of a guide rail. The magnetic attraction is provided between a magnetic strip at the panel lower edge and another one on the guide wall, both being separated by an air-gap. The door panel includes a frame having enclosing members joined together by corner connectors. The air-gap is provided, at low structural cost, in order to ensure smooth guidance, and this is obtained by means of flat spacing strips formed on the corner connectors, these spacing strips preferably extending over the height of the guide wall associated therewith and/or of the door panel magnetic strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1986
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: 4606084
    Abstract: A shower partition includes a swinging door pivotable, by means of a hinge, about a substantially vertical axis. The installation dimensions available at the installation site often vary widely, discrepancies of up to 20 cm being by no means unusual. Compensation for tolerances or variations in installation dimensions is made possible in a simple manner. To this end, the swinging door is constructed so that it can be adjusted at right angles to its pivot axis on a jamb member or the like. The swinging door, and/or the pivot hinge comprise, at right angles to the pivot axis, a slot or a series of spaced aligned holes for an attachment element such as a screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1986
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: 4600330
    Abstract: The invention relates to a frame, more particularly for a shower partition, the said frame comprising at least two shaped or profiled rails preferably connected together at a right angle. In the case of a frame of this kind, problems arise in the corner area in that the surfaces of the profiled rail, shaping element, covering profile, or the like in that area must be carried over into each other. Moreover, as a result of assembly inaccuracies, when a frame of this kind is assembled, gaps arise into which dirt can penetrate and which are also constructionally undesirable. It is therefore proposed, according to the invention, that a facing element (16) be arranged in the connecting area between the profiled rails (2, 4) on the outside of the frame, the said facing element comprising at least one spring locking means (36, 58).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: 4570617
    Abstract: Massaging device comprising a slide movable back and forth along a stationary guide, a massaging brush arranged rotatably upon the slide and rotated, through a shaft, by a motor, and a reversing drive driven by the motor. The direction of motion of the slide is predeterminable and the reversing drive is adapted to be connected to the guide by means of a first gearwheel. The motor is arranged stationarily and the slide is locked in a predeterminable position while the massaging brush continues to rotate. There is provided an endless belt running over two deflecting rollers spaced from each other and driven by the stationarily arranged motor. The slide has a drive-wheel which is connected to the shaft and is in engagement with the belt, the reversing drive, driven by the drive-wheel, is mounted on a drive-carrier which moves upon the slide, the reversing drive being selectively connected to, or disconnected from, the guide and the slide being locked in relation thereto by means of a switching element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1986
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: 4569092
    Abstract: An enclosure, in particular for a bath or shower, comprises a frame formed of a plurality of sectional rails connected together and at least one door or wall element connected to the frame. The door or wall element includes a panel which is made up of two outer rails and an inner rail connected and sandwiched between the outer rails. At least one of the outer rails is made of transparent plastics material. Each rail has an outer exposed surface and a guide groove communicating with that surface and having a recess extending at least partly behind the outer surface. An elastic connecting strip is positioned within the groove and has a projecting portion extending into the recess for retaining the strip. The strip includes resilient engaging elements. A facing strip is engaged over the guide groove and has a projection projecting into engagement with the engaging elements of the connecting strip for holding the facing strip into the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: D284688
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: D285601
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1986
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus
  • Patent number: D286173
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1986
    Inventor: Heinz G. Baus