Patents Represented by Attorney Anthony D. Cennamo
  • Patent number: 5053659
    Abstract: A magnetic actuator for controlling the electrical induction in a pickup coil to a predetermined speed of rotation of a workpiece actuated shaft consisting of a series of magnets in a fixed circular relationship to a rotating shaft and a complimentary series of magnets positioned on the first series and magnetically retained thereon, a series pickup coil also circularly posiitoned relative to the rotating shaft but of a greater diameter than the ring formed by the magnets, and upon the rotation of the shaft workpiece, the magnets with continue to the attracted; as the rotation increases the centrifugal force of rotation increases and as the speed of rotation attains a given speed, the centrifugal force exceeds the magnetic attraction between the two series of magnets; at this speed the second series of magnets will move outwardly from the rotating shaft; the mgneticfield of the moved magnets become vertically aligned with the series pickup coil and wherein the magnetic-field induces an electrical potential in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Inventor: Denson Parker
  • Patent number: 5036180
    Abstract: An electric grill-simulated charcoal broiler for use indoors with smoke, grease/fire abatement. The iron grid is somewhat rectangular shaped with horizontal elongated grooves positioned therein for searing the meat and elongated slots to receive and direct the ensuing greases and juices through parallel openings to a water pan positioned thereunder. The electrical heating element positioned directly beneath the iron grid bars is not exposed to the opeings. The grill element has sufficient width to impart the heat directly to the meat by way of convection and conduction. The overall unit is simple in construction and composed of readily detached or removable components for accessability and sanitation, and is self-contained and may be portable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Inventor: Clyde M. Scott
  • Patent number: 4971235
    Abstract: A threader for curtain rod of the telescoping type having open ends of rough cut metal, to easily thread the curtain rod through the hem of the curtain. The structure has an insertible end of the spring resilient material to be inserted in the rod opening and a spring transversely crossing the insertible end. The spring is of a greater diameter than that of the crossection of the standard type of rod. To facilitate the threading of the threader into the end of the curtain rod the crossectional spring is compressed. Accordingly, the threader is readily adaptable to curtain rods of varying crossectional diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Inventor: Imogene Bowen
  • Patent number: 4821540
    Abstract: A lock system having a single direction closure comprising a permutation lock having a simplified mechanical arrangement for setting the combination for opening the closure. Upon actuation of the permutation lock, a protrusion therefrom releases a lever having a recess lock on a dog connected to the rotating spindle. The hub and spindle are severed to permit a single direction opening of the closure. The closure is reset by turning the combination knob on the permutation lock. The components are mechanically rugged and interrelated to provide the utmost in security; but yet, the minimum of inconvenience in opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Inventor: James E. Huston
  • Patent number: 4795180
    Abstract: A tool caddy for use with a conventional workman's creeper by a workman in upright inaccessable places. The construction of the tool caddy comprises a rectangular box-like housing or top and bottom complimentary halves; each half has an elongated side wall greater in height than the elongated side wall of the other half. The top complimentary half is removable by snap-on fasteners on opposite edges joining the pair of side walls. With the top half removed the tool tray positioned in the bottom half is at an angle realtive to the bottom side of the tool caddy. One elongated side has spacers or the like, positioned on the outside thereof to maintain the tool caddy in an upright position without contact to the floor when not in use; and the opposite side, on the outside thereof, includes a handle for portability of the entire structure. On the bottom of the opposite side to the removable side has positioned thereon a plurality of creeperlike wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Inventor: Jeffrey Polcyn
  • Patent number: 4662189
    Abstract: A movable apparatus for an air conditioner having an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. The movable unit comprises a rigid platform having movable means. Said indoor unit and said outdoor unit positioned fore and aft on said platform. An intermediate area of said platform of a height just slightly above ground, and without interfering obstrusions therefrom. Service lines, interconnecting said outdoor unit to said indoor unit crossing said intermediate area having a negligible vertical dimension. A movable indoor/outdoor wall or door upstanding from said intermediate area separating said indoor unit from said outdoor unit. The air conditioner may comprise either cooling units or heating units having an indoor and an outdoor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Inventor: Richard A. Puppel
  • Patent number: 4586635
    Abstract: A collapsible tube container with a conical dome opening supported vertically relative to a wall surface in a support housing having a front and rear section of which is extended from a wall surface by elevation of the flat face on the backside. Having the collapsible tube container deposited invertedly inside of front section of the housing with the conical dome protruding through a formed opening in the bottom side of the front section wherein the conical dome opening has a spring pressed dispensing apparatus inside cavity thereof including a ball and stem protruding from the conical dome opening, a spring pressed sealing plug inside of cavity of the conical dome with a flow restrictor to retain the dispensing apparatus with spring tension in the conical dome cavity. Hand pressure applied to the ball and stem will gravitationally dispense liquid into the palm of the hand while a vacuum, created inside of collapsible tube container, controls the flow of liquid therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Inventor: Virgil H. Collins, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4465455
    Abstract: System for flame start-up/shut-down for a hydrogen gas mixture burner. An electrical probe igniter positioned adjacent the gas port outlet. On demand the igniter is actuated to heat and electrically heat a thermal switch. Responsive electronic controls actuate the appropriate valves and circuits for operational start-up. Upon the ignition of the generated hydrogen gas mixture, a second thermal probe is heated by the flame to deactivate the ignition and start-up circuits. After demand the second thermal probe cools and the circuit is restored for start-up again. A safety probe positioned in the flame is quiescent. In the event of demand time shut-down, the safety probe will activate the circuits for restart. If failure to start-up continues for a predetermined time, the safety probe circuit will effect permanent shut-down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1984
    Inventor: Stanley A. Meyer
  • Patent number: 4389981
    Abstract: System and apparatus for the controlled intermixing of a volatile hydrogen gas with oxygen and other non-combustible gasses in a combustion system. In a preferred arrangement the source of volatile gas is a hydrogen source, and the non-combustible gasses are the exhaust gasses of the combustion system in a closed loop arrangement. Specific structure for the controlled mixing of the gasses, the fuel flow control, and safety are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1983
    Inventor: Stanley A. Meyer
  • Patent number: 4362329
    Abstract: A mobile vehicle service station including an enclosed service vehicle to provide an indoor-like working area similar to a bay for servicing other vehicles. The extendable bay comprises the rear doors opening into two side walls and top member outwardly extending from a closed position at the rear of the service vehicle to engaging the upper portion of the open doors. The one end of the bay at the rear portion of the vehicle includes means for lowering its floor to ground level; whereas the end opposite thereof, enclosed on three sides as aforesaid, is open to permit the entry of the vehicle to be worked upon. The service station vehicle includes the necessary apparatus, test instruments, tools, power source, spare parts, and the like for the intended service or repairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Assignee: Countdown
    Inventors: Dennis Laube, Michael Bell, Daniel E. Hausch
  • Patent number: 4325128
    Abstract: A measuring and processing electronic circuit for measuring and visually displaying digitally the horsepower per cylinder selected for a reciprocating engine. Proximity sensors relate the rotation of cylinder by way of the fly-wheel and the crank shaft, to r.p.m. of the engine, and instantaneous position of the cylinder in the stroke. There is also provided a representative pulse for each degree through of the revolution of the flywheel. A pressure transducer is mechanically linked to each cylinder in the engine. A selector switch selects which cylinder's horsepower is to be measured. In arriving at horsepower per cylinder the pressure measurement is multiplied against a volume signal for each degree through the revolution. The resultants for each degree are summed and multiplied against r.p.m. measurement for horsepower per cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1982
    Inventors: Albert C. Abnett, Mark E. Towns
  • Patent number: 4310873
    Abstract: A structure for mounting adjacent a key hole, having means therein for illuminating said key hole. The outside cover provides a large area contact surface for activating the light. The circuitry is updated electronic components to provide a touch contact switch and a short period timer. The battery is a voltage cell and the light is a light emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Inventor: Stanley R. Bean
  • Patent number: 4285143
    Abstract: An enclosure for drying and storing grain or crops utilizing solar energy wherein an entire structural side (wall or roof) is of transparent material. An inner wall is positioned adjacent the transparent wall and an absorbent material is positioned intermediate the transparent and inner wall. The inner and outer walls form a duct for the passage of air past the absorbent material. The heated air is directed to a plenum/manifold which in turn is connected to a tubing having a multiplicity of perforations (ports) therein. The tubing extends back and forth in an array over the entire floor of the enclosure. The air passing upwardly through the ports in the tubing array provides a uniform distribution of heated air to the crops placed in the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1981
    Inventors: Jack E. Hufford, William E. Mosmeier
  • Patent number: 4276481
    Abstract: A fluid velocity actuated structure for a wind mill/water wheel, comprising an elongated cylinder with blades/fins hingedly supported thereon. When exposed to the driving force the one blade/fin will respond by assuming a position of least resistance thereto whereas the opposite blade/fin will assume a position of maximum resistance thereto. The hinge supports for the fins/blades has a swivel structure to permit resiliency in the cylinder to the fluid medium. From the rotating structure there is provided coupling means for converting the rotational force into electrical power. In use as a water wheel in a liquid stream, the cylinder has pump means associated there-with to adjust the depth of the structure in the fluid stream. When said structure is utilized as a wind mill, the cylinder is preferably upright and supported on a base. Within the base are a series of magnets that when electrically actuated, brakes the rotation of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1981
    Inventor: Denson Parker
  • Patent number: 4218255
    Abstract: The product and process of making an in-vivo body implant pharmaceutical carrier of a resorbable ceramic crystalline structure of interconnecting pores capable of the critical controlled time release of pharmaceutical preparations such as proteins, polypeptides, hormones, and other small molecular weight active materials. The ceramic is comprised of aluminum oxide (Al.sub.2 O.sub.3), calcium oxide (CaO), and phosphorous pentoxide (P.sub.2 O.sub.5) in a controlled weight percent mixture. In the process of making, the mixture is calcined. The calcined mixture is again ground and sieved through screens of two different mesh sizes to obtain desired sizes and mixed with a binder. This mixture is compressed and sintered at a predetermined temperature. The particle sizes of the sieved calcined compound and the sintering temperatures are interrelated to provide a ceramic of a desired pore size for the controlled release of the pharmaceutical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1980
    Assignee: University of Dayton
    Inventors: Praphulla K. Bajpai, George A. Graves
  • Patent number: 4211980
    Abstract: Method for repelling sharks and the like by creating an electric field containing a zone about an anode and/or cathode electrodes submersed in salt water. A voltage gradient of sufficient magnitude to overstimulate the nervous system of a shark has been found. The applied voltage is insufficient to disturb most scaled fish and man. The electric field is determined by considering the free space solutions of Maxwell's electro-magnetic field equations. The d.c. square wave potential is applied to the electrodes for that period of time wherein electron flow from cathode to anode is continued. The square wave potential is maintained only long enough to allow nervecell response in a shark. It is turned on with a frequency near a shark's nervous system's normal frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1980
    Inventor: William R. Stowell
  • Patent number: 4208912
    Abstract: A gas sampler for sampling a mixture of gasses such as air having toxic gasses or other contaminants, utilizing a vessel with liquid therein as the scrubbing media. The closed vessel comprises intake and exhaust openings for the passage of the sampled gas through the liquid. A hydrophobic porous material sealing the inlet and outlet openings retains the liquid in the vessel without hinderance to the passage of the sampled gas through the liquid. In a preferred embodiment, the vessel comprises a rugged constructed elongated glass tube with open ends. Intermediate the inside of the cap and the open ends of the vessel is positioned the porous hydrophobic material. An operable hydrophobic membrane and alternate capping structures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1980
    Assignee: Industrial Hygiene Specialties
    Inventor: Charles M. Baldeck
  • Patent number: 4199259
    Abstract: An optical gauging device wherein a laser beam is deflected to produce a bidirectional scan; a measuring portion of the split beam scans an object being inspected while the other portion scans a calibration reticle having alternating opaque and transparent bands. The alternating transmission and occultation of the beam through the reticle is used to generate calibration pulses, each representing a predetermined increment of movement of the calibration beam. The measuring portion of the beam is converted into parallel light beams which in turn are occulted by the workpiece being measured. A series of high and low square wave pulses are generated that are operative to start and stop the count of the calibration pulses. The count of the calibration pulses is directly related to the dimension of the workpiece being measured. A detector pulse enhancement circuit converts the measured signals to an accurate set of timing pulses independent of scan velocity, part size, part composition and interfering noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1980
    Assignee: Autech
    Inventor: David E. Harris
  • Patent number: D281791
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Inventor: Richard G. Dobrzynski
  • Patent number: D290540
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Inventor: Paul G. Anderson