Patents Represented by Law Firm Browne, Beveridge, DeGrandi & Kline
  • Patent number: 4004324
    Abstract: The present invention relates to papermaking and particularly to a method of producing a fibrous web of uniform thickness and variable width which comprises feeding fibres from a supply zone which is in a fixed position and has a first lateral dimension into an expansion zone, permitting said fed fibres to fall through said expansion zone while moving laterally outwardly to form downwardly progressing zones of progressively decreasing fibre density, establishing a suction zone beneath said expansion zone said suction zone having a second lateral dimension which is variable and greater than said first lateral dimension and reducing the pressure in said suction zone to below the pressure in said expansion zone by an amount sufficient to form a web of fibres between said expansion and suction zones but insufficient to prevent said laterally outward movement of said fed fibres and forming a web of fibres between said expansion and suction zones which extends over the whole width of said second lateral dimension a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1972
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1977
    Assignee: The Associated Paper Mills Limited
    Inventors: Frank Bridge, Tej Kuldip Singh
  • Patent number: 3942944
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for heating a granular aggregate for mixture with asphalt by means of a flue gas being chemically inert to the aggregate. The aggregate is moved intermittently within the gas under control of the stationary periods of driven screw conveyors. The apparatus has several heating sections, each section having a conveyor, a thermostat with a sensing device at the end of the section, and possibly also an oil burner, the thermostat being connected to the driving means of the conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1976
    Assignee: H. Nielsen & Son Maskinfabrik A/S
    Inventor: Aage Nielsen
  • Patent number: 3943030
    Abstract: In an apparatus comprising a non-circular rotary mandrel on which a strip of paper or a similar sheet material is wound to form a multilayer tubular article, the material entering the mandrel is subjected to pressure thereagainst by means of a roller unit including at least two pairs of rollers. Both pairs of rollers are independently and pivotably suspended in a common carrier so that all of the rollers may continuously and independently apply a surface pressure to the material being wound onto the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1976
    Assignee: Danalet Kuffertfabrik A/S
    Inventors: Harry Herbert Olsen, Mogens Ivan Hjort
  • Patent number: 3942842
    Abstract: A vacuum operated industrial loading apparatus employing an exhaust fan and an elongated flexible inlet hose for breaking up material to be loaded, and including a self-sealing separation chamber and apparatus for continuously removing material picked up by the suction of the blower. The material removed from the flow of air through the vacuum system may be deposited into an open bin, conveyed from the apparatus, or otherwise disposed of.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1971
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1976
    Inventor: Henry T. Young, Jr.
  • Patent number: 3941777
    Abstract: This invention is concerned with certain alkyl, terpenoid and olefinic oximethers of some aryl, pyridyl and alifatie aldehydes and ketones, and their preparation and use. These compounds possess improved juvenile hormonal activity which can be utilized first and foremost to inhibit the metamosphosis of insert larvae and to act as sterilizing or ovicidal agent, consequently, can be utilized in the control of insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1973
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1976
    Assignee: A/S Cheminova
    Inventors: Hans Berg Madsen, Preben Lindholm Holst, Houk Solli
  • Patent number: 3942018
    Abstract: A method of producing U.V. radiation by effecting an electrical discharge such that at least a part of the discharge path is submerged in water. An apparatus for performing the above method comprises two electrodes spaced apart to form a discharge region, a discharge chamber containing the discharge region, means arranged to apply a high voltage across the electrodes, and means arranged to supply water to the discharge region such that at least a part of the electrical discharge is submerged in the water, at least a portion of the discharge chamber being transparent to U.V. radiation. Also, a method of treating a material comprising producing U.V. radiation as described above in a discharge chamber at least a portion of which is U.V. transparent, passing the material through a treatment chamber adjacent the transparent portion of the discharge chamber; and an apparatus for performing the method of treating a material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1976
    Assignee: The Electricity Council
    Inventor: David Preston Simpson
  • Patent number: 3940830
    Abstract: An integrated facility for breaking dressed animal carcassas includes a continuous flow of the carcasses and their subdivisions through a series of processing areas where the carcasses are broken into primal cuts, the primal cuts are further divided, boned and trimmed along processing lines designated for particular primal cuts, the secondary cuts thus produced are then trimmed and boned as necessary, packaged and sorted according to their weight. Groups of the secondary cuts are placed in boxes which carry machine-readable markings which indicate the box contents. The filled receptacles are carried by a common conveyor to an area where they are sorted into groups according to the machine-readable markings, palletized by groups and placed on unidirectional refrigerated storage conveyors. Orders for products are filled by discharging the pallets from their respective storage conveyors, depalletizing the goods and routing the boxes to designated transport vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1973
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1976
    Assignee: Iowa Beef Processors, Inc.
    Inventors: A. D. Anderson, Walter E. Lauridsen, Charles L. Overstreet
  • Patent number: 3941408
    Abstract: This invention relates to a mechanism for connecting and disconnecting service lines between a pair of relatively articulated vehicles, such as electrical service lines and service lines for pressurized operating fluids, between a tractor and a semitrailer, one of which having a fifth wheel and the other a king pin and each having one connector in the vicinity of the fifth wheel and the king pin, respectively, for the connection of said service lines, one of said connectors being mounted on a support which is reciprocably movable along a circular path having its center on the common geometrical axis of the fifth wheel and king pin when coupled together, whereby said one connector is free to be moved on one vehicle by the other connector which is fixed to the other vehicle in case of articulation between the tractor and the semitrailer, and one of said connectors being movable in relation to the other into and out of engagement therewith by means of an operating mechanism for the connecting and disconnecting o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1976
    Assignee: Kalmar Verkstads AB
    Inventor: Ralf Krister Ebbe Petersson
  • Patent number: 3938560
    Abstract: An apparatus for the mechanical operation of thread or yarn guides in textile making machines. The apparatus includes selectors arranged longitudinally of the guides, and by means of pulses supplied from outside, the selectors are adapted, by form-closed engagement with the guides, to prevent and, in the absence of an engagement, to permit the guides being carried along by continuously reciprocating operating means. The apparatus also includes spring means which tend to move the guides out of such an engagement with the selectors as will prevent the guides being carried along by the operating means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1976
    Inventor: William Eger Nyboe Lauritsen
  • Patent number: 3939385
    Abstract: A third relay is provided in a signalling apparatus for ships, the apparatus primarily being intended for signalling in poor visibility and comprising an electric signalling device connectable to a current source by means of a first relay, a plurality of alternatively selectable and periodically closable make contacts connected in parallel with each other and in series with the first relay to the current source, and a second self-holding relay for coupling the motor to the current source. The third relay is connected to the current source in series with a plurality of parallel-connected switches for manual signalling, has a break contact coupled into the holding current path of the second relay and at least one make contact for connecting the signalling device to the current source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1976
    Assignee: Kockums Mekaniska Verkstads AB
    Inventors: Bengt Lennart Holm, Gustav Rudolf Edelberg
  • Patent number: 3938539
    Abstract: An apparatus for leading off air from liquid, preferably blood, and for measuring the flow of liquid through the apparatus which comprises two chambers separated by a partition formed with a throughflow aperture. One chamber is movable in relation to the other chamber and adapted, in relation to the amount of liquid in one or the other chamber, to control a valve regulating the build-up of pressure in the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1976
    Inventors: Lennart Strouth, Claes Bjorkman
  • Patent number: 3937488
    Abstract: A vehicle safety device comprising an inflatable occupant restraint bag which is comprised of at least two different materials, one having a range of permeability to the inflating fluid of the restraint bag which is different from the range of inflating fluid permeability of the other, and wherein the overall inflating fluid permeability of the restraint bag is within a given design range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1976
    Assignee: Irvin Industries Canada Limited
    Inventors: Kenneth R. A. Wilson, Lorenz A. Palm
  • Patent number: 3937850
    Abstract: Method for hollowing out an article of food such as a fruit or vegetable so that a shell of substantially uniform predetermined thickness is formed. A rotating knife is rotated about its axis, while an end area of an article of food is guided with a curved guide member against the rotating knife. The guide member loosely supports the food for rotation and translation about its longitudinal axis while maintaining the knife a predetermined distance from the surface of the food. The distance between the guide and the blade is adjustable to control the thickness of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1973
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1976
    Assignee: Bahia Rashid Farha
    Inventors: Bahia Rashid Farha, Lloyd Lee
  • Patent number: 3937390
    Abstract: A box for fish or similar products is made of impregnated corrugated cardboard. The top and bottom of the box are complementarily shaped, both being higher at their centers than at their opposite sides. The sides of the box are provided with water drain holes which extend to the bottom of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1973
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1976
    Assignee: Ratio-Pack
    Inventor: Klaus Winkler
  • Patent number: 3936352
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of citric acid which omprises subjecting a carbohydrate-containing material to a submerged fermentation with a citric acid producing strain of Aspergillus niger in the presence of metals such as iron and copper.The object of the invention is to provide a process in which control of the trace metal content can be achieved in an economic and convenient manner.The improvement according to the invention comprises carrying out said fermentation in the presence of refined steel which in addition to iron and copper contains at least one component selected of the group comprising chromium, manganese, nickel, molybdenum, niobium and titanium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1973
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1976
    Assignee: Aktiengesellschaft Jungbunzlauer Spiritus- und Chemische Fabrik
    Inventor: Adel J. Kabil
  • Patent number: 3935977
    Abstract: A ski equipment securing and carrying device including a body portion having a pair of hingedly interconnected cover segments, each cover segment including a ski receiving portion and ski pole receiving portion provided with yieldable members for respective accommodation therewithin of skis of various widths and thicknesses and ski poles of various diameters, the cover segments being hingedly interconnected for closure together with the ski receiving portion and pole receiving portion of one confronting the respective ski receiving portion and pole receiving portion of the other in cooperative relationship for respective clamped engagement of skis and ski poles within the ski and ski pole cavities by the yieldable members thereof. The cover segments may include latch means for fastening them together in a manner to inhibit removal of skis and poles secured therewithin, and elongated fastening elements may be attached thereto for securement thereof to an immovable object such as a tree or ski rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1976
    Inventor: Robert B. Bonnett
  • Patent number: 3935765
    Abstract: An automatic camshaft lathe having a plurality of machining tools mounted on tool slides fed and oriented by cam-actuated mechanical transmissions and located to simultaneously machine a plurality of cam surfaces on camshafts mounted at two machining stations in the lathe. The two machining stations are arranged symmetrically relative to the longitudinal vertical centerplane of the lathe. A single shaft mounted above the respective machining stations supports and drives the feed and orienting cams for the tool slides at each machining station. A common gear train drives the shafts operating the control cams for each machining station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1973
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1976
    Assignee: Regie Nationale des Usines Renault
    Inventors: Henri Peltier, Michel Catrain, Andre Monnin
  • Patent number: 3934355
    Abstract: Storage of grains and other vegetable products in a large-capacity silo having air-tight walls, bottom and roof and air conditioning means, which is arranged to supply air of controlled moisture content and temperature. The silo has double walls defining a space and said air supplying means is connectible either to the storage space of the silo through aeration openings in the silo bottom or to said space between the silo walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1976
    Assignee: Claes Martin Weibull
    Inventor: Claes Martin Weibull
  • Patent number: 3934828
    Abstract: A wall of elastomeric material having at least one inner cavity for a pressure fluid. The wall is compression prestressed in the portion thereof closest to the surface which is subjected to wear in the use of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1976
    Assignee: Trelleborgs Gummifabriks Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Bo Klas Gerhard Persson
  • Patent number: D242598
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1976
    Assignee: Osmos Plast Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Erich Kunstlicher