Patents Represented by Law Firm Criddle & Western
  • Patent number: 4293979
    Abstract: A press for forming and shaping foodstuffs. The press has an extrusion die containing a plurality of open ended elongated passages and a V-shaped common inlet. Attachments to the press provide a convenient and easy method of further processing rough sized extruded foodstuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1981
    Inventors: Gabriel A. Colosimo, Ernest Colosimo
  • Patent number: 4250867
    Abstract: A fireplace heater unit having outside air forced around and over the heater unit before being discharged from the bottom front of the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1981
    Inventors: John I. Andersen, Eugene L. Clayton
  • Patent number: 4240314
    Abstract: Centering and wear compensating means for turret bores and the like. Plugs of a suitable resilient, long wearing, self-lubricating material are equiangularly placed in bores of uniform length provided in the wall of a turret bore in which a tool holder is positioned. The plugs are made long enough to be compressed into the bores by the tool holder when the tool holder is centered in the turret bore and are spaced along the turret bore such that engagement of the plugs with the tool holder will be maintained as the tool holder is raised and lowered in the turret bore. The plugs are curved on one end to conform to the tool holder surface and are chamfered to permit easy compressibility as the tool holder is positioned in the turret bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1980
    Assignee: TLC Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: John W. Teeslink
  • Patent number: 4241093
    Abstract: A bland food supplement which can be used as a filler, extender, or protein binder in a variety of food products is made from water-extracted vegetable pulp such as sugar beet pulp. The pulp is contacted with an aqueous bleaching solution selected from the group consisting of hydrogen peroxide, an alkali metal peroxide, ammonium persulfate, sulfur dioxide, sodium hydrosulfite, sodium chlorite, sodium hypochlorite, chlorine, chlorine dioxide and combinations thereof. The bleached pulp is separated from the bleaching solution, and is then dried to obtain a stable, free-flowing, food supplement comprising about 4% to 8% by weight water, about 7% to 9% crude protein, about 15% to 25% crude fiber, about 60% to 70% nitrogen-free extracts, and about 2.5% to 5% ash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1980
    Assignee: U and I, Incorporated
    Inventors: Souly A. Farag, John E. Hayes, Lloyd W. Norman
  • Patent number: 4236995
    Abstract: Oil sand is mixed with steam and water in a tumbler to produce a slurry. The slurry is then transferred to the immersed portion of an apertured inclined surface in a water bath. The inclined surface may be in the form of a rotating drum, a tilted rotating dish or an inclined moving endless conveyor belt. The sand particles drop through the apertures and are collected from the base of the bath and discarded. The bitumen moves to the submerged portion of the oleophilic inclined surface and attempts to pass through the apertures; it touches the surface and adheres thereto. The adhering bitumen is collected when the coated surface emerges from the slurry. The process gives a good recovery of a bitumen product which has acceptable quantities of solid and water contamination. The temperature of separation, the need for reagents, and water requirements are reduced in comparison to the prior art. The process can generally be used for separating oleophilic materials from hydrophilic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1980
    Assignee: Kruyer Tar Sand Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Jan Kruyer
  • Patent number: 4233715
    Abstract: A composite identification band having multiple identification indicia, the assembly of which comprises a strap with a lower pocket overlying an upper or exposed surface and opening at one end to receive a pressure-adhesive or any other type label adapted to have writing thereon; an upper pocket superimposed on said lower pocket and opening at both ends to receive and store an encoded identification plate. The upper surface of the upper pocket is partially folded back over a portion of said upper surface to form a pocket adapted to receive one or more pressure-adhesive indicia labels. An additional pocket, adapted to receive other indicia, is spaced in longitudinal alignment adjacent to said upper and lower pockets along the strap, an end of the strap nearest the upper and lower pockets contains a stud projecting upwardly from the underside and through the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1980
    Inventor: Clifton E. McDermott
  • Patent number: 4234767
    Abstract: A circuit selector, particularly adapted for the control of stage lights and the like. A support frame carries a group of input buss bars that are individually connected to power sources through dimmer control devices. A load control switch corresponding to each connected buss bar is also mounted on the support frame. At least one load slider member is arranged to be repositioned and engaged with a selected one of the input buss bars while making electrical contact through a slide or guide rail for the slider member between a selected input buss bar and the corresponding load control switch. The slider member is yieldably actuated to a circuit making position and is positively latched in a retracted condition to freely move along the guide rail as it is positioned for engagement with a selected input buss bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1980
    Assignee: Rual Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel R. Davis, Worthington W. Greene
  • Patent number: 4230386
    Abstract: A safety socket assembly comprising a non-conductive housing containing a pair of prong receptacles having conductive walls defining a prong slot adapted to receive the prongs of an electric plug, said walls having apertures therein adapted to receive locking means. A pair of corresponding terminals are positioned away from said prong receptacles. A spring loaded displaceable peg is situated between said prong receptacles having attached thereto a pair of flexible conductive contacts located adjacent the prong receptacles which have a forward locking head adapted to fit into the apertures in the receptacle walls when the peg is in a forward position and a tail portion adapted to contact the electrical terminals when brought into alignment therewith as the result of the spring loaded peg being rearwardly displaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1980
    Inventors: Ivan A. Farnworth, Ivan R. Farnworth
  • Patent number: 4228607
    Abstract: A single action single barreled revolver having an oscillating arm trippet retained in the hammer cavity which interacts with the cylinder latch to rotate the cylinder in battery position or in the alternative allow the firing pin to be positioned in a cylinder notch in the cylinder web between the cylinder chambers thereby locking the cylinder in a safety or non-battery position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1980
    Inventor: Richard J. Casull
  • Patent number: 4228606
    Abstract: Improved means for releasably locking the cylinder of a small, single action revolver in proper rotatable position within the frame of the revolver. A cylinder axis pin is adapted to extend through a first bore in the front portion of the frame, then through a central bore in the cylinder, and into a bore in the rear portion of the frame which is axially aligned with the first bore. A counterbore is provided in the front portion of the frame extending inwardly into the front portion of the frame coaxially with the first bore therein. A lip extends downwardly over the top portion of the counterbore at its open end, i.e., at the front or barrel side of the front portion of the frame. A cylindrical coil spring is positioned in the counterbore so that the cylinder axis pin can slide longitudinally through the open cylindrical portion of the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1980
    Inventor: Richard J. Casull
  • Patent number: 4228608
    Abstract: Improved cylinder locking means for a small, single action revolver which is positioned entirely within the body of the revolver and operates with the hammer and hand to release the cylinder during cocking of the hammer and to lock the cylinder against turning during firing of the revolver and when the hammer is in a forward position. A spring biased latch member is pivotally connected between its ends to the frame of the revolver so that one end of the latch is positioned adjacent to the lower side of the cylinder and is adapted to make releasable engagement with the cylinder. The other end of the latch is positioned close to one of the sides of the hammer. An actuating member projects from the hammer or hand and is adapted to strike the underside of the end of the latch during the initial cocking movement of the hammer and pivot the latch to release the cylinder for rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1980
    Inventor: Richard J. Casull
  • Patent number: 4224138
    Abstract: Bituminous sand such as oil sand or tar sand is mixed with steam and water in a tumbler to produce a slurry. Oversized particles are removed and the slurry is transferred into a water bath containing a submerged moving, apertured, separator, such as an endless belt having an oleophilic surface and top and bottom flights. The slurry falls through the water onto the top flight of the belt where the bitumen is attracted to the apertured oleophilic surface and adheres thereto. The adhering bitumen is then removed from the belt. Mineral particles in the slurry and the remaining bitumen pass through the apertures of the top flight and fall through the water onto the bottom flight of the belt. The remaining bitumen of the slurry is attracted to the apertured oleophilic surface of the bottom flight and adheres thereto. The adhering bitumen is then removed from the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1980
    Inventor: Jan Kruyer
  • Patent number: 4222308
    Abstract: The accuracy of a semi-automatic piston of the locked breech type is improved by tapering each side of the tenon at the rear of the barrel and correspondingly tapering the tenon engaging recess in the slide, thereby assuring that the rear of the barrel is accurately centered at the breech face of the slide and is prevented from moving laterally. The mating surface of the under-barrel lug is contoured such that when the barrel is in battery the slide stop pin bears against the under-barrel lug in such a manner as to cause the barrel to be jam fitted between the slide stop pin and the underside, top surface of the slide thereby preventing any vertical movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1980
    Inventor: Perry J. Arnett
  • Patent number: 4221224
    Abstract: A non-airtight method for determining alveolar ventilation, oxygen uptake and carbon dioxide production which comprises introducing a known amount of an inert gas into the airway of a patient during inspiration and monitoring the expired gas until a steady state is reached wherein the volume of inert gas inhaled is equal to the amount exhaled and subsequently monitoring the expired air containing a known volume of inert gas for inert gas, carbon dioxide and oxygen concentrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1980
    Assignees: Intermountain Health Care, Primary Children's Medical Center
    Inventor: Justin S. Clark
  • Patent number: 4221567
    Abstract: Method and system for sampling and determining chemical substances such as blood gases, in a fluid matrix, such as blood, by bringing the chemical substances into equilibrium with a liquid in a fiber probe, passing the equilibrated liquid to a sensor adjacent the equilibrium region and on into a hollow fiber line enclosed in a calibration chamber. Calibration of the sensors is accomplished by reversing the flow of liquid from the hollow fiber line to the sensors. In the system chemical substances for sensor calibration are provided by an electric proportioner whose output is continuously controlled by the output of the sensors such that the substances proportioned into a fluid in the calibration chamber surrounding the hollow fiber line are substantially the same as the substances within the matrix. The concentration of substances is determined by the output of the sensors and the amount of substances fed from the proportioner to the fluid surrounding the hollow fiber line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1980
    Assignee: Intermountain Health Care
    Inventors: Justin S. Clark, William D. Wallace, Frederick L. Farr
  • Patent number: 4220162
    Abstract: An alveolar gas sampling system comprises a catheter adapted for placement in a patient's nostril or in an endotracheal tube and connected to a positive displacement pump through a three way valve. Signal means for detecting onset of inspiration and expiration is mounted at the tip of the catheter and connected to a controller. The positive displacement pump is driven by a reversible stepper motor actuated by the controller during the flow of alveolar air. When the desired amount of alveolar gas has been sampled, the stepper motor is reversed and the position of the valve is switched by the controller causing the alveolar gas collected in the positive displacement pump to be expelled for analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1980
    Assignee: Intermountain Health Care
    Inventors: Justin S. Clark, Frederick L. Farr
  • Patent number: 4219333
    Abstract: An aqueous cleaning composition containing 0.1-5 percent of a detergent which may be nonionic or anionic, 0-1 percent of one or more alkaline builder salts and 0-5 percent of a volatile organic solvent wherein the cleaning solution is carbonated with carbon dioxide and maintained at a pressure of from about 1 to 10 atmospheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1980
    Inventor: Robert D. Harris
  • Patent number: 4216144
    Abstract: Iron proteinates or chelates of iron with hydrolyzed protein which are usually insoluble are rendered soluble without destroying the chelate and are more readily assimilable by plant and animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1980
    Inventor: Harvey H. Ashmead
  • Patent number: 4216143
    Abstract: Non-ferrous metal proteinates or chelates of essential bivalent metals with hydrolyzed protein are rendered soluble without destroying the chelate and are more readily assimilated by plants and animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1980
    Inventor: Harvey H. Ashmead
  • Patent number: 4215306
    Abstract: Apparatus for analyzing operation of the electrical supply system of an automobile and for starting an automobile having a discharged battery comprises a battery mounted on a mobile cart. A jumper cable is attached to one of the terminals of the battery. A relay switch having a pair of normally open contacts is provided, with one of the contacts connected to the other terminal of the battery. A second jumper cable is attached to the other contact of the relay switch. The jumper cables are adapted to be attached to the respective terminals of the discharged battery in the automobile being serviced. Circuit means are provided for selectively energizing the coil of the relay switch and thereby completing the connection between the second jumper cable and the battery on the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1980
    Assignee: John W. Ramseyer
    Inventor: Richard W. Mace