Patents Represented by Attorney Dennis K. Shelton
  • Patent number: 4096814
    Abstract: A metallic container having an outwardly flexible bottom wall adapted to flex to an outwardly generally convex position under pressure from within the container is provided with integral tripod-type support structure for the container in the bottom wall comprising an inwardly concave center portion of compound curvature having a generally equilateral triangular shaped bottom wall area extending generally radially outwardly therefrom and providing three equilaterally spaced support areas in the outwardly flexed convex position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Assignee: Coors Container Company
    Inventors: Joseph Francis Dulmaine, Michael Edward Bagrosky
  • Patent number: 4097333
    Abstract: Glucose yields in the enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose to glucose are significantly enhanced by treating cellulosic material with ethylene either prior to and/or during the hydrolytic reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Assignee: The Great Western Sugar Company
    Inventors: Arthur H. Freytag, James C. Linden
  • Patent number: 4084496
    Abstract: Containers made of various materials, such as aluminum and steel beverage cans, and glass beverage bottles, are crushed and separated to permit recycling of the metallic materials by a method and apparatus comprising crushing the containers in a container crushing means having two cone shaped members being rotationally frictionally engageable with each other, one of the cone shaped members being displaceable from the other against the resistance of a spring means, wherein the containers are crushed as they pass between the cone shaped members, conveying the crushed containers away from the crushing means on a container conveyor and separator means comprising an endless belt member having a first end portion for receiving crushed containers from the crushing means and a second end portion, separating the magnetic from the non-magnetic crushed containers by subjecting the containers to a magnetic field at the second end portion of the belt member whereby the non-magnetic containers are discharged from the belt
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1978
    Assignee: G.B.C., Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Ehernberger, Bud Mazza
  • Patent number: 4037752
    Abstract: A metallic container having an outwardly flexible bottom wall adapted to flex to an outwardly generally convex position under pressure from within the container is provided with integral tripod-type support structure for the container in the bottom wall comprising an inwardly concave center portion of compound curvature having a generally equilateral triangular shaped bottom wall area extending generally radially outwardly therefrom and providing three equilaterally spaced support areas in the outwardly flexed convex position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1977
    Assignee: Coors Container Company
    Inventors: Joseph Francis Dulmaine, Michael Edward Bagrosky
  • Patent number: 4027685
    Abstract: Used oil and water emulsion coolant recovered from can bodies in a can manufacturing process is processed to form reconstituted emulsion coolant by washing emulsion coolant adhering to can bodies off of the cans with an aqueous solution having a pH less than about 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1977
    Assignee: Coors Container Company
    Inventors: George E. Heard, Thomas Buchanan McPherson, IV
  • Patent number: 4021231
    Abstract: Respiration of sucrose to carbon dioxide and water is reduced and the formation of invert sugar is inhibited in the storage of sugar beets which have had an effective amount of ethylene introduced into the ground near the roots of the growing plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1974
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1977
    Assignee: The Great Western Sugar Company
    Inventors: Arthur H. Freytag, Walter R. Akeson
  • Patent number: 4009045
    Abstract: Sugar is continuously crystallized from a sugar bearing solution in a single stage vacuum pan by a method and apparatus comprising means for and the steps of continuously supplying a sugar bearing solution of a constant, desired purity to the vacuum pan by combining a relatively low purity sugar bearing solution flow stream with a relatively high purity sugar bearing solution flow stream while regulating the ratio of relatively low to relatively high purity sugar bearing solution in the combined flow stream, continuously supplying sugar seed crystals having a relatively uniform crystal size distribution to the vacuum pan, continuously boiling at least a portion of the sugar bearing solution and sugar seed crystals in the vaccum pan to form a boiling massecuite, and continuously removing at least a portion of the massecuite from the vacuum pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1977
    Assignee: Godchaux-Henderson Sugar Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Peter H. Petri
  • Patent number: 4000001
    Abstract: A method of continuous precipitation of insoluble solids formed by the reaction of a liquid solution and a reactant by hydrodynamic agitation of the solution and the reactant in a continuous hydrodynamic precipitation apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1976
    Assignee: The Great Western Sugar Company
    Inventor: Laszlo Toth