Patents Represented by Attorney Bruce G. Klaas
  • Patent number: 4312890
    Abstract: A roasted yeast product having the characteristic texture, color, flavor, aroma and mouth-feel of cocoa powder is produced by roasting a food yeast under conditions producing a yeast temperature of about 175.degree. C. to about 225.degree. C. for a sufficient amount of time to develop texture, color, flavor and aroma characteristics of natural cocoa powder. The product may be used as a food flavoring agent generally and particularly as a cocoa extender, substitute or replacer in foodstuffs employing natural cocoa and/or chocolate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1982
    Assignee: Coors Food Products Company
    Inventor: James J. Liggett
  • Patent number: 4309822
    Abstract: A short tubular passage accommodating an electric cable, a slitter blade positioned in a portion of the passage, a cable release guide from the passage and a pistol grip handle secured to the release guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Inventor: Jerry Chirichigno
  • Patent number: 4310490
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enriching the iron carbonyl content of a recycle gas stream produced in an iron carbonyl decomposition or reaction process to enable reuse of the recycle gas stream in the iron carbonyl decomposition or reaction process by cooling the recycle gas stream, adding carbon monoxide to the recycle gas stream, compressing the recycle gas stream to a pressure of about 20 to about 38 atmospheres under conditions suitable to prevent substantial decomposition of residual iron carbonyl, and contacting the compressed gas stream at a temperature of about 65.degree. to about 160.degree. C. with a reduced iron containing material in the presence of hydrogen sulfide under conditions suitable to produce substantially condensed iron carbonyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Assignee: Pentanyl Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard P. Ruskan, Humayon Z. Zafar, Duane N. Goens, David E. Hyatt, Charlie W. Kenney
  • Patent number: 4309043
    Abstract: An input-output force correlated drive system for driving any driven device such as the rear wheel of a bicycle, a flywheel, or the like comprising: input force applying apparatus for transmitting input force to and causing operation of the drive system; rotatable output force transfer apparatus operable by the input force applying apparatus for transferring output force to the driven device; and input-output force correlation apparatus being continuously operatively connectable to and operable by the input force applying apparatus and being continuously operatively connectable to and operating the output force transfer apparatus for variably changing the rotational speed and circumferential location of the output force transfer apparatus relative to the input force applying apparatus during each revolution in accordance with predetermined input-output force correlation characteristics to be provided by the drive system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1982
    Inventor: Lawrence G. Brown
  • Patent number: 4301793
    Abstract: A sigh producing mechanism in a blower type positive pressure respirator. In breathing, a normal person will occasionally take a deep breath, a sigh, to break the monotony of regular breathing. In artificial respiration, such occasional sighs are also desired. The sigh is produced by an increase in the speed of the blower for a few breathing cycles. To produce the sigh, the resistance to the blower motor is reduced and this is accomplished with the aid of a timer to space the sigh intervals and limit the duration of the sigh cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1981
    Inventor: Harris S. Thompson
  • Patent number: 4298065
    Abstract: A generally uniform diameter pipe secured to the top of a well casing providing a seat for a spool having spaced plates and a flow directing central space to a lateral distributing pipe, with the plates having peripheral sealing means against thin sealing seats on the inside of the pipe, and a central spool pipe arranged for either a turbine drive for a pump or a submerged pump. The spool being arranged for easy seating in or withdrawal from the outer pipe for service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1981
    Inventor: Henry A. Baski
  • Patent number: 4297201
    Abstract: Particulate oil shale is subjected to a pyrolysis with a hot, non-oxygenous gas in a pyrolysis vessel, with the products of the pyrolysis of the shale contained kerogen being withdrawn as an entrained mist of shale oil droplets in a gas for a separation of the liquid from the gas. Hot retorted shale withdrawn from the pyrolysis vessel is treated in a separate container with an oxygenous gas so as to provide combustion of residual carbon retained on the shale, producing a high temperature gas for the production of some steam and for heating the non-oxygenous gas used in the oil shale retorting process in the first vessel. The net energy recovery includes essentially complete recovery of the organic hydrocarbon material in the oil shale as a liquid shale oil, a high BTU gas, and high temperature steam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1981
    Inventors: John B. Jones, S. Kumar Kunchal
  • Patent number: 4295308
    Abstract: An adapter for the concrete foundation mounted bolts to the bolt holes of a pole base of a different configuration, including a lower plate arranged to be secured to bolts on the concrete base, an upper plate arranged to be secured to the pole base and interconnecting braces inclusive of a central electric wire passage and supporting braces between the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Assignee: K S L Corporation
    Inventor: Carl Korfanta
  • Patent number: 4295385
    Abstract: A stationary base plate having an attached pivotable plate, and a cable secured around a circular flange depending from the pivotable plate has its extending ends lengthened or shortened on pivoting the pivotable plate. With the cable ends secured to opposite sides of a pivoted lever device, it may be pivoted by turning the pivotable plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Inventor: George H. Huttenhow
  • Patent number: 4290507
    Abstract: Actuating apparatus for actuating a device such as a brake or clutch or the like comprising output force transfer apparatus movable between an open non-force applying position and closed force applying positions whereat a variable output force is applied to the device in the closed force applying positions; and wherein the actuating apparatus causes, movement of the output force transfer apparatus between the open position and the closed positions and exerts variably increasable output forces in the closed positions. A constant force applying apparatus continuously exerts a uniform substantially constant force of pre-selected magnitude on the output force transfer apparatus in the closed positions and holds the output force transfer apparatus in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1981
    Inventor: Lawrence G. Brown
  • Patent number: 4290712
    Abstract: A post made of one piece of molded polymeric material having a vertically upwardly extending elongated post means portion for supporting apparatus mounted thereon; a driving head means portion connected to and mounted below the lower end of the post means portion for application of force thereto without application of force to the upper end of the post means portion for forcibly driving the post apparatus into the ground; stabilizing flange means portions mounted on the driving head means portion below the lower end of the post means portion for stabilizing and supporting the post apparatus in a vertical attitude after being forcibly driven into the ground; and a ground penetrating shaft means portion connected to and mounted below the stabilizing means portion for initial penetration of the ground during forcible driving of the post apparatus into the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1981
    Inventor: Norman J. Hayes
  • Patent number: 4287868
    Abstract: An arrow rest, movable to clear fletching on an arrow released from a bow includes a pivotal arrow rest pivoting to an upright arrow holding position for drawing the bow, and lowered to arrow clearing position, having a triggering control attached to an end portion of the bow responsive to movement of the bow limb after arrow release for moving the arrow holding assembly from the upright position to the lowered position. The triggering control includes a controllable counterweight, for adjusting the timing of arrow holding release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1981
    Inventor: Charles M. Schiff
  • Patent number: 4281845
    Abstract: An input-output force correlated drive system for driving a driven device such as the rear wheel of a bicycle or the like comprising: input force applying apparatus for transmitting input force to and causing operation of the drive system; rotatable output force transfer apparatus operable by the input force applying apparatus for transferring output force to the driven device; and input-output force correlation apparatus being continuously operatively connected to and operable by the input force applying apparatus and being continuously operatively connected to and operating the output force transfer apparatus for variably changing the rotational speed and circumferential location of the output force transfer apparatus relative to the input force applying apparatus during each revolution in accordance with predetermined input-output force correlation characteristics to be provided by the drive system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1981
    Inventor: Lawrence G. Brown
  • Patent number: 4282044
    Abstract: A composition and method whereby aluminum scrap, including consumer scrap, is recycled into aluminum sheet and aluminum containers. Aluminum scrap is melted in a heated furnace to form a melt composition. The melt is adjusted to form the present composition, consisting essentially of silicon, 0.1-1.0%; iron 0.1-0.9%; manganese 0.4-1.0%; magnesium 1.3-2.5%; copper 0.05-0.4%; and titanium, 0-0.2%, the balance being essentially aluminum. Aluminum scrap comprising consumer scrap, plant scrap, and can making scrap is heated to form the melt composition, which requires a minimum amount of adjustment to arrive at the present alloy composition. The composition is then cast and fabricated into sheet having strength and formability properties making it suitable for container manufacture. Container manufacture according to the process and composition of the present invention comprises drawn-and-ironed can body manufacture and easy-opening end manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1981
    Assignee: Coors Container Company
    Inventors: King G. Robertson, Donald C. McAuliffe
  • Patent number: 4275097
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods of applying a thin narrow width coating to can body members comprising a feed control means associated with a guideway means for causing rotating moving of the can body members across an elongated coating applicator roller member extending parallel to the path of movement of the can body members, the rotation of and spacing of the can body members and the rotation of the applicator roller member being controlled to apply the coating during substantially only one revolution of the can body member and less than one revolution of the roller member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1981
    Assignee: Coors Container Company
    Inventor: Frank L. Shriver
  • Patent number: 4274663
    Abstract: Multiple wall drill pipe adapted for use in a drill pipe string comprising an outer pipe member; an inner pipe member disposed within the outer pipe member; and means for releasably connecting the inner pipe member and the outer pipe member in fixed axial relationship under force loads applied in use during a drilling operation while enabling relative rotary movement between the inner pipe member and the outer pipe member during a rotary drilling operation to relieve torsional stress thereon, and for permitting the removal of the inner pipe member from the outer pipe member by relative axial displacement therebetween caused by application to the inner pipe member of only an axially directed force load in excess of the axially directed force loads applied to the inner pipe member in use during a normal drilling operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1981
    Assignee: Drill Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Floyd W. Becker, Richard R. Regimbal
  • Patent number: 4274456
    Abstract: An apparatus for accurately dispensing predetermined amounts of fluid sealant onto can ends which comprises a dispenser arm mounted at one end for horizontal and vertical arcuate movement, a clamp for releasably holding the arm in one operative position, a can end hold down located on said dispenser arm and capable of reciprocal and rotational movement, and a proximity sensor responsive to the reciprocal movement of said can end hold down to generate a control signal when the can end hold down is approaching the apex of its reciprocal movement and dispenser mounted on said dispenser arm proximate to said can end hold down and capable of dispensing a predetermined amount of fluid sealant onto a can end in a predetermined location in timed response to the signal from said proximity sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1981
    Assignee: Coors Container Company
    Inventor: Stanley S. Huffman
  • Patent number: 4269632
    Abstract: A composition and method whereby aluminum scrap, including consumer scrap, is recycled and fabricated into aluminum sheet and aluminum containers. Aluminum scrap is melted in a heated furnace to form a melt composition. The melt is adjusted to form the present composition, consisting essentially of silicon, 0.1-1.0%; iron 0.1-0.9%; manganese 0.4-1.0%; magnesium 1.3-2.5%; copper 0.05-0.4%; and titanium, 0-0.2%, the balance being essentially aluminum. Aluminum scrap comprising consumer scrap, plant scrap, and can making scrap is heated to form the melt composition, which requires a minimum amount of adjustment to arrive at the present alloy composition. The composition is then cast and fabricated into sheet having strength and formability properties making it suitable for container manufacture. Container manufacture according to the process and composition of the present invention comprises drawn-and-ironed can body manufacture and easy-opening end manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Assignee: Coors Container Company
    Inventors: King G. Robertson, Donald C. McAuliffe
  • Patent number: D262816
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1982
    Inventor: Robert Radocy
  • Patent number: D263079
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1982
    Inventor: Robert Radocy