United States Patent No. 5,775,438
Inventor: Confoey, et. al.      
Issued: July 7, 1998
 
Title: Earth working scraper apparatus
 
Abstract
A front-end mounted earth working apparatus for a vehicle, including a skid steer, forms the subject of this invention. The earth working apparatus has a guide frame portion and grading portion. The guide frame portion is attached to the skid steer by a mounting plate. The mounting plate has a lifting fork extending forward therefrom being substantially horizontal. The grading portion is suspended below the guide frame portion by the lifting fork using a suspension mechanism. The grading portion being substantially parallel to the lifting fork. The grading portion further having front and rear blades attached to side rails. The rear blades being attached below the side rails by being pivotably hinged at one end and selectively secured to a corresponding adjustment plate so that the angle of each rear blade is adjustable.

Inventors: Confoey; Richard J. (15846 Heiser Rd., Berlin Center, OH 44401-9721); Akins; Donald W. (38159 Dodd's Hill, Willoughby Hills, OH 44094).
Application No.: 873,151
Filed: Jun. 11, 1997
International Class: E02F 3/76
Current U.S. Class: 172/831; 172/811
Field of Search: 172/811, 810, 828, 831, 830
 
References Cited | [Referenced By]
U.S. Patent Documents
2,219,159 Oct., 1940 Flynn et al.
2,336,124 Dec., 1943 Phoenix
2,615,262 Oct., 1952 Reid, Sr.
3,097,439 Jul., 1963 Calkin
3,548,956 Dec., 1970 Hochstetler
4,119,225 Oct., 1978 Macht et al.
4,422,818 Dec., 1983 Molby
4,635,730 Jan., 1987 Larsson
4,698,150 Oct., 1987 Wigoda 172/811 X
4,809,449 Mar., 1989 Solaja
4,940,096 Jul., 1990 Johnson 172/810 X
4,942,934 Jul., 1990 Moriarty
5,127,172 Jul., 1992 Lund et al.
5,181,574 Jan., 1993 Dion
5,392,864 Feb., 1995 Lindenmuth 172/811
5,697,731 Dec., 1997 Bonds 172/828 X
5,701,693 Dec., 1997 Brocious et al.
 
Foreign Patent Documents
3340470 May, 1985 DE 172/811
Other References
Bobcat Brochure entitled: "Attachments for Loaders"; B-1595; (Melroe #6724297).
 
Primary Examiner: Carone; Michael J.
Assistant Examiner: Novosad; Christopher J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Herberger, Esquire; Robert J.
18 Claims, 13 Drawing Figures
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United States Patent No. 5,545,127
Inventor: DeToro
Issued:  August 13, 1996
 
Title: Laterally adjustable ankle and foot orthosis

Abstract
An ankle and foot orthosis device for support and selective immobilization of a patient's ankle and foot comprised of a multiple part L-shaped construction with a contoured leg support portion, a foot portion and a heel portion. The heel portion has a resilient two-part construction interconnecting the leg support portion and the foot portion. The two-part interconnecting heel portion includes upper and lower portions with a pivotal connection therebetween to provide incremental angular rotational displacement between the leg support portion and the foot portion.
 
Inventors: DeToro; William (930 Trailwood Dr., Boardman, OH 44512).
Application No.: 427,557
Filed: Apr. 24, 1995
International Class: A61F 5/00
Current U.S. Class: 602/27
Field of Search: 602/23, 27, 62, 65; 128/869, 882
 
References Cited | [Referenced By]
U.S. Patent Documents
246,984 Sept., 1881 Stillman 602/27
3,171,407 Mar., 1965 Rogers
3,528,412 Sept., 1970 McDavid
3,779,654 Dec., 1973 Horne
3,902,482 Sept., 1975 Taylor
3,976,059 Aug., 1976 Lonardo
4,337,764 Jul., 1982 Lerman
4,771,768 Sept., 1988 Crispin
4,934,355 Jun., 1990 Porcelli
4,962,760 Oct., 1990 Jones
5,088,479 Feb., 1992 DeToro
5,154,695 Oct., 1992 Farris et al. 602/27
5,183,036 Feb., 1993 Spademan 602/27 X
5,269,748 Dec., 1993 Lonardo
 
Primary Examiner: Apley; Richard J.
Assistant Examiner: Lee; Kim M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Herberger, Esquire; Robert J.
 
6 Claims, 7 Drawing Figures
 
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United States Patent No. 5,593,345
Inventor: Johnson
Issued: January 14, 1997
 
Title: Abrasive-belt conversion wheel for cylindrical grinders

Abstract
A conversion grinding wheel frame for an abrasive-belt to secure thereto for replacing a conventional stone grinding wheel used on a cylindrical roll grinding machine. The abrasive-belt conversion wheel is secured to a spindle of the grinding machine by a wheel clamping assembly. The abrasive-belt conversion wheel frame having an engagement working surface and a mounting surface with both surfaces having apertures therethrough traversing from a chamber within the abrasive-belt conversion grinding wheel frame. Fluid under pressure in the chamber escapes through the apertures to the working surface and mounting surface. The pressure of the gas expands the abrasive-belt while being mounted onto the abrasive-belt conversion grinding wheel frame. The mounting surface is diametrically tapered in relation to the working surface to afford initial engagement of the abrasive-belt which further assists mounting the abrasive-belt onto the working surface.
 
Inventors: Johnson; James N. (15 S. Worthington St., Youngstown, OH 44502).
Application No.: 596,771
Filed: Feb. 5, 1996
International Class: B24B 21/00
Current U.S. Class: 451/296; 451/303; 451/311; 451/488; 451/505; 451/513
Field of Search: 457/296, 541, 538, 539, 504, 505, 513; 957/458, 311, 513, 303
 
References Cited | [Referenced By]
U.S. Patent Documents
3,145,709 Sept., 1964 Bass et al.
3,611,535 Oct., 1971 Guenther
4,119,032 Oct., 1978 Hollis
4,144,812 Mar., 1979 Julian
4,189,872 Feb., 1980 Evans 451/488
4,231,193 Nov., 1980 Siegel 451/311
4,292,767 Oct., 1981 Fatula
4,316,349 Feb., 1982 Nelson
4,575,972 Mar., 1986 Ohki et al.
4,682,444 Jul., 1987 Judge et al.
4,796,387 Jan., 1989 Johnson
5,184,424 Feb., 1993 Miller
5,230,456 Jul., 1993 Germann et al.
5,232,141 Aug., 1993 Mittmeyer et al.
5,339,570 Aug., 1994 Amundson et al. 451/303
5,351,447 Oct., 1994 Grauert 451/505
 
Foreign Patent Documents
559229 Sept., 1932 DE 451/504
355031558 Mar., 1980 JP 451/504
 
Primary Examiner: Rose; Robert A.
Assistant Examiner: Nguyen; George
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Herberger, Esquire; Robert J.
12 Claims, 8 Drawing Figures
 
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United States Patent No. 5,375,315
Inventor: Griffith, et. al.
Issued: December 27, 1994

Title: Pallet nail press and method of use
Abstract
A pallet nail press used to drive random fasteners extending from the pallet after repair and assembly has taken place. The pallet nail press includes multiple continuous feed and exit conveyors that pre-position individual repaired pallets within a press support assembly having multiple vertical lift beams below the conveyors. The vertical lift beams are driven by a lift bag assembly. In use, the pre-positioned pallet is lifted off the continuous conveyor and driven against correspondingly positioned anvil beams driving the outwardly extending fasteners flush with the pallet. Sensors activate positioning pins and lift bag air assembly in a selected nature, cycling the pallets through the pallet nail press.
 
 
Inventors: Griffith; Michael (Caledonia, OH); Meighen; Michael (Wadsworth, OH); Trebilcock; Lionel W. (Vienna, OH); Trebilcock; Lionel F. (Girard, OH); Trebilcock; Gary L. (Girard, OH).
Assignee: Litco International, Inc. (Vienna, OH).
Application No.: 208,692
Filed: Mar. 11, 1994
International Class: B23P 11/00
Current U.S. Class: 29/432; 29/714; 29/772; 29/822; 100/269.04
Field of Search: 29/402.01, 432, 714, 772, 822, 238, 252; 100/226, 269 A
 
References Cited | [Referenced By]
U.S. Patent Documents
3,376,808 Apr., 1968 Beckett et al.
3,557,439 Jan., 1971 Dykeman 29/772
3,823,861 Jul., 1974 Jureit et al.
3,908,885 Sept., 1975 Scott 29/432
4,429,629 Feb., 1984 Leonard 100/269.A
4,669,184 Jun., 1987 Castillo 29/432
4,998,336 Mar., 1991 Papsdorf 29/432
5,285,720 Feb., 1994 Wright 29/432
 
Other References
Pendiry Australian patent application (#646,554), Abstract and Figures only.
 
Primary Examiner: Rosenbaum; Mark
Assistant Examiner: Bryant; David P.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Herberger; Robert J.
16 Claims, 6 Drawing Figures
 
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United States Patent No. 5,439,633
Inventor: Durina, et. al. * 
Issued: August 8, 1995
 
Title: Plastic extruder having a mixing valve with automatic shut-off

Abstract
An apparatus and method for controlling thermoplastic mixing in plastic extrusion machines used for injection molding, blow molding or other reciprocating molding process. The plastic extruder having a rotating helical screw within a cylindrical shell with an automatic shut-off and mixing valve secured to the helical screw at the downstream end of the screw. The automatic shut-off and mixing valve includes a unitary valve body with a poppet. A plurality of mixing groove pairs are arranged extending substantially longitudinally on the surface of the valve body. Select angular bores extend from the groove pairs to the poppet. The poppet is axially movable within and rotatable relative the valve body. The poppet has an axial stem extending into a longitudinal axial bore within the valve body. An elastic means is positioned on the rearward end of the poppet maintaining the valve in a normally closed position against a seating surface of the valve body when there is no rotation of the helical screw.
 
Inventors: Durina; Michael F. (Poland, OH); Bodnar; Shawn P. (East Palestine, OH); Womer; Timothy W. (Edinburg, PA).
Assignee: Spirex Corporation (Youngstown, OH).
[*] Notice: The portion of the term of this patent subsequent to Nov. 17, 2009 has been disclaimed.
Application No.: 281,230
Filed: Jul. 27, 1994
International Class: B29B 7/14, B29C 45/52
Current U.S. Class: 264/328.17; 366/77; 366/78; 366/81; 425/208; 425/562; 425/563
Field of Search: 264/169, 328.1, 211.23, 349, 328.17; 425/205, 208, 562, 563, 564; 366/76, 78, 81, 89, 157, 77
 
References Cited | [Referenced By]
U.S. Patent Documents
3,002,229 Oct., 1961 Friederich
3,401,426 May, 1966 Evans
3,486,192 Dec., 1969 LeRoy
3,590,439 Jul., 1971 Swanson
3,728,053 Apr., 1973 Stillhard et al. 425/4.R
3,756,574 Sept., 1973 Maddock
4,169,679 Oct., 1979 Miller et al. 366/76
4,302,409 Nov., 1981 Miller et al. 425/4.C
4,427,361 Jan., 1984 Saito
4,512,733 Apr., 1985 Eichlseder et al.
4,530,605 Jul., 1985 Eichlseder et al.
4,681,528 Jul., 1987 Maruyama
4,752,136 Jun., 1988 Colby
4,850,851 Jul., 1989 Dinerman
5,002,717 Mar., 1991 Taniguchi
5,071,256 Dec., 1991 Smith et al.
5,098,267 Mar., 1992 Cheng 425/208
5,164,207 Nov., 1992 Durina
 
Foreign Patent Documents
1201039 Jan., 1964 DE
2155623 Nov., 1971 DE
 
Primary Examiner: Heitbrink; Jill L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Herberger; Robert J.
8 Claims, 6 Drawing Figures
 
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United States Patent No. 5,823,668
Inventor: Womer, et. al.
Issued: October 20, 1998
 
Title: Extruder and extrusion screw therefor

Abstract
An extruder for plasticating and extruding an extrudate, and an extrusion screw used with the extruder form the subject of this invention. The extruder screw includes an elongated root body and a thread portion helically wound about the root body and extending along the length. The screw having a low compression ratio, flight with a reduced helical angle, and a conical, tapered front end section where at least one-half flight of the thread has a pitch associated therewith which is different from the pitch of the remainder of the thread and where the diameter is less than the diameter of the remainder of the root body.
 
Inventors: Womer; Timothy W. (Edinburgh, PA); Yang; Vue X. (Sheboygan, WI).
Assignee: Spirex Corporation (Youngstown, OH).
Application. No.: 865,212
Filed: May 29, 1997
International Class: A21C 1/06, B29B 7/14
Current U.S. Class: 366/89; 366/79; 366/318
Field of Search: 366/88, 89, 323, 79, 318, 208, 209; 425/208, 209
 
References Cited | [Referenced By]
U.S. Patent Documents
3,164,375 Jan., 1965 Frenkel 366/89
3,685,804 Aug., 1972 Stansfield 366/89
3,795,386 Mar., 1974 Carter et al. 366/89
4,184,772 Jan., 1980 Meyer 366/88
4,632,795 Dec., 1986 Huber et al.
4,645,445 Feb., 1987 Takanashi
4,752,136 Jun., 1988 Colby
4,944,906 Jul., 1990 Colby et al.
5,071,256 Dec., 1991 Smith et al.
5,096,302 Mar., 1992 Durina
5,110,279 May, 1992 Amemiya et al.
5,164,207 Nov., 1992 Durina
5,178,458 Jan., 1993 Hsu
5,288,223 Feb., 1994 Toro
5,318,357 Jun., 1994 Colby et al.
5,379,065 Jan., 1995 Shutov et al.
5,439,633 Aug., 1995 Durina
5,655,835 Aug., 1977 Pham et al. 366/88
5,694,833 Dec., 1997 Wenger 366/88
 
Foreign Patent Documents
56907 Sept., 1944 NL 366/89
 
Primary Examiner: Soohoo; Tony G.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Herberger, Esq.; Robert J.
6 Claims, 5 Drawing Figures
 
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United States Patent No. 5,816,698
Inventor: Durina, et. al.
Issued: October 6, 1998

Title: Screw and plasticating apparatus and method
Abstract
A plasticating apparatus including a rotating screw having a helical flight disposed within and cooperating with the inner wall of a heated barrel. Solid resinous material is introduced to a helical valley extending between said flight to be heated and plasticized by said apparatus while being advanced towards an outlet opening by the rotation of said screw. The screw has a meter section for working, melting and mixing said resinous material at high temperatures. The bottom surface of the helical valley in said metering section is divided into side by side relatively shallow and relatively deep levels. Within the metering section is a transit channel having a reverse helical direction as compared with the helical direction of the flight. Because of the reverse helical direction of the transit channel, the transit channel intersects the helical flight and helical valley with the transit channel cutting therethrough. During operation, the level differential between the shallow and deep levels induces a continuous tumbling and mixing action upon the molten resin while the transit channel allows portions of the molten resin to back flow and recirculate through the mixing section.

Inventors: Durina; Michael F. (Poland, OH); Womer; Timothy W. (Edinburg, PA); Senediak; Michael J. (Youngstown, OH).
Assignee: Spirex Corporation (Youngstown, OH).
Application No.: 631,953
Filed: Apr. 15, 1996
International Class: B29B 7/42
Current U.S. Class: 366/81; 366/90; 366/319; 366/324
Field of Search: 366/79, 81, 88, 89, 90, 98, 99, 318, 319, 322, 323, 324
 
References Cited | [Referenced By]
U.S. Patent Documents
2,669,750 Feb., 1954 Keeney 366/89
2,753,595 Jul., 1956 Dulmage
3,006,029 Oct., 1961 Saxton
3,652,064 Mar., 1972 Lehnen et al.
3,701,512 Oct., 1972 Schippers et al. 366/89
3,941,535 Mar., 1976 Street
4,085,461 Apr., 1978 Maillefer
4,178,104 Dec., 1979 Menges et al. 366/90
4,201,481 May, 1980 Iddon et al.
4,215,978 Aug., 1980 Takayama et al.
4,227,870 Oct., 1980 Kim
4,277,182 Jul., 1981 Kruder
4,405,239 Sept., 1983 Chung et al.
4,752,136 Jun., 1988 Colby
4,896,969 Jan., 1990 Dray 366/88
4,981,364 Jan., 1991 Geyer 366/88
5,044,759 Sept., 1991 Gagliani 366/90
5,215,764 Jun., 1993 Davis et al.
5,318,357 Jun., 1994 Colby et al. 366/90
5,318,358 Jun., 1994 Wobbe et al. 366/90
 
Other References
C. Rauwendall, "How to Improve Mixing in Single-Screw Extruders", Plastics World, Nov. 1990.
 
Primary Examiner: Soohoo; Tony G.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Herberger, Esquire; Robert J.
14 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures
 
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United States Patent No. D370,198
Inventor: Starr, Sr., et. al. **
Issued: May 28, 1996

Title: Spinner for a wheel
Design Claims
The ornamental design for a spinner for a wheel, as shown.
 
Inventors: Starr, Sr.; Ray A. (116 S. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, OH 44509); Starr, Jr.; Ray A. (116 S. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, OH 44509).
[**] Term: 14 years.
Application No.: 36,935
Filed: Mar. 31, 1995
Current U.S. Class: D12/213
Field of Search: D12/213; 301/37.1, 37.42, 108.1
 
References Cited | [Referenced By]
U.S. Patent Documents
D362,233 Sept., 1995 Miansian D12/213
 
Other References
Low Rider Magazine, Mar. 1995 Edition, p. 87 [LA Wire Wheels advertisement].
Low Rider Magazine, Mar. 1995 Edition, p. 128 [American Wire Wheels adv.].
Low Rider Magazine, Apr. 1995 Edition, p. 27 [Diamond Wire Wheels Advertisement].
Low Rider Magazine, Apr. 1995 Edition, p. 58 [McLean advertisement].
Low Rider Magazine, Apr. 1995 Edition, p. 39 [Roadster Wheels advertisement].
Low Rider Magazine, Apr. 1995 Edition, p. 117 [American Wire Wheel advertisement].
 
Primary Examiner: Gandy; James M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Herberger; Robert J.
1 Claim, 6 Drawing Figures
 
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United States Patent D401,528
Inventor: Genovese
Issued: November 24, 1998
 
Title: Lapel pin
 
Claims
The ornamental design for a lapel pin, as shown and described.

Inventors: Genovese; Cheryl M. (59 Oak Tree Ct., West Middlesex, PA 16159)
Application No.: 077579
Filed: October 6, 1997
U.S. Class: D11/48; D11/53
International Class: 1101/
Field of Search: D11/40-78,81,109 63/3,4,5.2,12,14.2,20-21,33-34,38
 
References Cited [Referenced By]
U.S. Patent Documents
D24352 Jun., 1895 Ernst D11/109.
D51427 Oct., 1917 Szameit D11/109.
D131947 Apr., 1942 Kennedy D11/109.
D157730 Mar., 1950 Boehlert D11/53.
D246961 Jan., 1978 Buchanan D11/53.
D249781 Oct., 1978 Richardson et al. D11/81.
D250580 Dec., 1978 Hart.
D253813 Jan., 1980 Salvaggio D11/48.
D265554 Jul., 1982 Lorion.
D266495 Oct., 1982 Past.
D282354 Jan., 1986 Merrels.
D290939 Jul., 1987 Lerner D11/75.
D321786 Nov., 1991 Kraus.
D321787 Nov., 1991 Kraus.
D323243 Jan., 1992 Kraus.
D344692 Mar., 1994 Ruston.
1977023 Oct., 1934 Tanquary D11/71.
 
Other References
F. N. Kistner Co. Catalog; p. 17; Tie Bars bottom right of page; Nos. 630, 631, 632, 633, & 634;, 1960.
 
Primary Examiner: MacCormac; Cathy Anne
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Herberger, Esquire; Robert J.
5 Drawing Figures
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United States Patent D403,610
Inventor: Affinito
Issued: January 5, 1999

Title: Jewelry article
 
Claims
The ornamental design for a jewelry article, as shown and described.

Inventors: Affinito; Nancy M. (1030 S. Schenley, Youngstown, OH 44509)
Appl. No.: 086172
Filed: April 7, 1998
U.S. Class: D11/54
Intern'l Class: 1101/
Field of Search: D11/1,2,26,33,40,43-48,53,54,79-83,95-102,104,105 63/1.1,2,18-21
 
References Cited [Referenced By]
U.S. Patent Documents
D134576 Dec., 1942 Suarez D11/54.
D142144 Aug., 1945 Jung D11/54.
D148534 Feb., 1948 Goldsmith D11/54.
D249338 Sep., 1978 Spinelli D11/59.
D250580 Dec., 1978 Hart.
D265554 Jul., 1982 Lerion.
D266495 Oct., 1982 Past.
D282354 Jan., 1986 Merrels.
D321786 Nov., 1991 Kraus.
D321787 Nov., 1991 Kraus.
D323243 Jan., 1992 Kraus.
D344692 Mar., 1994 Ruston.
 
Primary Examiner: Seifert; Ralf
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Herberger, Esq.; Robert J.
2 Drawing Figures
 
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United States Patent 5,931,578
Inventor: Womer, et al.
Issued: August 3, 1999

Title: Extruder and extrusion screw therefor
 
Abstract
An extruder for plasticating and extruding an extrudate, and an extrusion screw used with the extruder form the subject of this invention. The extruder screw includes an elongated root body and a thread portion helically wound about the root body and extending along the length. The screw having a low compression ratio, flight with a reduced helical angle, and a conical, tapered front end section where at least one-half flight of the thread has a pitch associated therewith which is different from the pitch of the remainder of the thread and where the diameter is less than the diameter of the remainder of the root body.
 
Inventors: Womer; Timothy W. (Edinburgh, PA); Yang; Vue X. (Sheboygan, WI)
Assignee: Spirex Corporation (Youngstown, OH)
Appl. No.: 102362
Filed: June 23, 1998
U.S. Class: 366/88; 366/89
Intern'l Class: A21C 001/06; B29B 007/14
Field of Search: 366/323,88,89,81,79,318 425/208,209
 
References Cited [Referenced By]
U.S. Patent Documents
3164375 Jan., 1965 Frenkel.
3268633 Aug., 1966 Jansen.
3551545 Dec., 1970 Overdiep.
3602950 Sep., 1971 Biefeidt 366/89.
3685804 Aug., 1972 Stansfield.
3779033 Dec., 1973 Swanson 366/89.
3795386 Mar., 1974 Carter et al..
3868093 Feb., 1975 Sokolow 366/89.
3868436 Feb., 1975 Ootsuji et al..
3989433 Nov., 1976 Furman.
4184772 Jan., 1980 Meyer.
4383764 May., 1983 Sloin 366/88.
4400218 Aug., 1983 Koch et al. 366/88.
4484879 Nov., 1984 Heinz et al..
4557885 Dec., 1985 Kiess et al..
4632795 Dec., 1986 Huber et al..
4645445 Feb., 1987 Takanashi.
4752136 Jun., 1988 Colby.
4942007 Jul., 1990 Kunimoto.
4944906 Jul., 1990 Colby et al..
5071256 Dec., 1991 Smith et al..
5096302 Mar., 1992 Durina.
5110279 May., 1992 Ameniya et al..
5147722 Sep., 1992 Koslow.
5164207 Nov., 1992 Durina.
5178458 Jan., 1993 Hsu.
5189092 Feb., 1993 Koslow.
5204039 Apr., 1993 Miyasaka et al..
5249948 Oct., 1993 Koslow.
5288223 Feb., 1994 Toro.
5318357 Jun., 1994 Colby et al..
5397065 Mar., 1995 Shutov et al..
5439633 Aug., 1995 Durina.
5655835 Aug., 1997 Pham et al..
5694833 Dec., 1997 Wenger.

Foreign Patent Documents
56907 Sep., 1944 NL.
 
Primary Examiner: Soohoo; Tony G.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Herberger, Esq.; Robert J.
12 Claims, 5 Drawing Figures
 
Parent Case Text
This application is a continuation of application having Ser. No. 08/865,212 filed May 29, 1997, now U.S. Pat. No. 5,823,668, entitled EXTRUDER AND EXTRUSION SCREW THEREFOR.


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United States Patent 5,971,436
Inventor: Cox
Issued: October 26, 1999

Title: Information display device
 
Abstract
The invention relates to an information display device which attaches to a tubular conduit. The tubular conduit has a longitudinal axis for transporting liquids. A display member having lateral and vertical edges and a display area for displaying information is attached to said tubular conduit by a tubular portion having a longitudinal vertical axis substantially parallel with the vertical edge of the display member. The attachment mechanism has an opening in the exterior wall along said longitudinal axis for inserting the tubular conduit therein. The display area is used for recording information. An extension member extends beyond the display area wrapping around the attachment tubular conduit for securing said information display device to said tubular conduit.
 
Inventors: Cox; Christine A. (79 E. Ravenwood, Youngstown, OH 44507)
Appl. No.: 907349
Filed: August 6, 1997
U.S. Class: 283/81; 283/79; 283/101; 283/100; 40/316
Intern'l Class: B42D 015/00
Field of Search: 40/316,317,321,322,326,334 283/81,79,80,100,101
 
References Cited [Referenced By]
U.S. Patent Documents
D192845 May., 1962 Cohen.
836905 Nov., 1906 Whitehouse.
1463755 Jul., 1923 West.
1607894 Nov., 1926 Johnson.
1713380 May., 1929 Green.
1965699 Jul., 1934 Goldstein.
2204307 Jun., 1940 Hearing.
3068600 Dec., 1962 Blanchet.
3315386 Apr., 1967 Kest et al..
4112603 Sep., 1978 Giulie.
4199884 Apr., 1980 Loof 40/316.
4268986 May., 1981 Piana 40/316.
4378014 Mar., 1983 Elkow.
4450639 May., 1984 Duester 40/322.
4526404 Jul., 1985 Vazquez.
4656767 Apr., 1987 Tarrant 40/316.
4795426 Jan., 1989 Feldstein.
4921277 May., 1990 McDonough.
5343608 Sep., 1994 MacDonald.
5468022 Nov., 1995 Linder et al..
5560657 Oct., 1996 Morgan 283/81.
 
Primary Examiner: Han; Frances
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Herberger, Esq.; Robert J.
12 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures
 
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