Patents Represented by Law Firm Dressler, Goldsmith, Shore, Sutker & Milnamow, Ltd.
  • Patent number: 5358131
    Abstract: A tamper-indicating plastic closure includes an annular pilfer band which is partially detachably connected to a skirt portion of the closure, whereby the pilfer band remains connected to the closure after closure removal from an associated container. The pilfer band includes at least one fracturable region which fractures during closure removal, whereby the pilfer band splits and separates into a plurality of segments. Each segment is preferably dimensioned to facilitate its removal from an associated container by automatic washing equipment in the event that one of the segments is inserted into the container by a consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1994
    Assignee: H-C Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas McCandless, Michael E. Corcoran
  • Patent number: 5356021
    Abstract: A container closure having a multiple liner seal is disclosed. The closure comprises a plastic closure cap having a circular top wall portion and a depending annular skirt portion. The skirt portion has an internal thread formation for threadedly engaging a cooperative container. In a typical closure, a pilfer band depends from the skirt portion. The closure cap has an abutment internal thereto, generally at the juncture of the top wall portion and the skirt portion. A first resilient, molded-in plastic seal is positioned in the cap adjacent to and against the top wall portion, and a second resilient plastic seal is positioned in the closure and extends thereacross resting upon the abutment. When the closure is threadedly engaged with a container, the second seal provides a top/side seal to seal the contents from the environs. The closure will seal a container with or without the second seal in place because of the independent sealing capabilities of the first seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: H-C Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen W. McBride, Lawrence M. Smeyak
  • Patent number: 5320233
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a lug cap or closure that is used in combination with a container for indicating that the container has been opened so as to indicate loss of seal or tampering. The lug cap includes an upper cap portion and a depending tamper or pilfer band, each having a series of circumferentially spaced lugs. The upper cap portion and the pilfer band are joined by a plurality of frangible bridges. The container finish includes combination camming/locking projections for locking the lugs into a locked position and for separating the pilfer band from the upper cap portion by a camming action when the container is opened. The lug cap may also include a secondary tamper indicating means such as a tamper indicating button in the top of the lug cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Assignee: Aluminum Company of America
    Inventor: Bing Welch
  • Patent number: 5320234
    Abstract: A tamper-indicating plastic closure includes an annular pilfer band which is partially detachably connected to the skirt portion of the closure, whereby the pilfer band remains connected to the closure after closure removal from an associate container. The pilfer band includes a fracturable region which fractures during closure removal, whereby the pilfer band splits and separates. The fracturable region is defined by a pair of circumferentially and vertically spaced, staggered scores which are configured to facilitate high-speed manufacture, and consistent tamper-indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Assignee: H-C Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Ramesh Kamath
  • Patent number: 5307075
    Abstract: A monolithically loaded microstrip antenna is provided for a communications function, such as a cellular telephone base station. The antenna includes a ground plane and a group of stacked, planar elements. A director element having a rectangular configuration together with monolithic load tabs is connected to a feed line and spaced above the ground plane. A first director element is spaced above the driven element and has lesser length and width dimensions than the driven element. A second director element is spaced above the first director element and likewise has lesser length and width dimensions than the driven element. A group of eight of the antennas are positioned in a column to form an antenna array which has substantial vertical polarization, a relatively wide horizontal beam width, approximately 60.degree. and a relatively narrow vertical beam width, approximately 8.0.degree.. The antenna array has a center frequency of 885 Mhz and a bandwidth of approximately 230 Mhz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: Allen Telecom Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Tan D. Huynh
  • Patent number: 5299493
    Abstract: In a system for monitoring trash compactors, each monitoring unit associated with a trash compactor comprises a transducer for sensing hydraulic pressure, for generating an analog signal from the sensed pressure, and for converting the analog signal to a frequency signal, and a microprocessor. The microprocessor compares pressure signal values generated from the frequency signal over timed intervals to a specified value indicative of a compaction. The microprocessor also compares the maximum pressure signal value generated therefrom, under certain conditions, to a threshold value indicative of the trash compactor having a substantially empty compactor and to a threshold value indicative of the trash compactor having a substantially full container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: One Plus Corp.
    Inventors: Martin J. Durbin, Morris Simon
  • Patent number: 5285913
    Abstract: A closure-assembly includes a molded plastic closure cap, and a disc-shaped insert liner positionable adjacent a top wall portion of the closure cap. An annular shoulder of the closure cap cooperates with the insert liner to form a top/side seal with an associated container. The annular shoulder includes at least one annular liner-engaging rib, which cooperates with the insert liner to enhance sealing performance of the closure assembly, retain the liner in position with the closure cap, and facilitate high-speed closure formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1994
    Assignee: H-C Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Hugh V. Morton
  • Patent number: 5279894
    Abstract: A curable compositions suitable for use as a nonburnable adhesive is provided comprising a mixture of polysiloxane polymers comprising a straight chain component and a branched chain component, a platinum catalysts a liquid organohydrogen polysiloxane cross-linking agent, a low viscosity dimethylvinyl chain-stopped dimethyl polysiloxane and alumina trihydrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignee: Liquid System Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Hoffman, Jeffrey E. Julis, Thomas J. Rissmann
  • Patent number: 5276159
    Abstract: A fused ring system compound is disclosed that contains an epoxide group on one side of the fused rings and an enediyne macrocyclic ring on the other side of the fused rings. The compounds have DNA-cleaving, antimicrobial and tumor growth-inhibiting properties. Chimeric compounds having the fused ring system compound as an aglycone bonded to (i) a sugar moiety as the oligosaccharide portion or (ii) a monoclonal antibody or antibody combining site portion thereof that immunoreacts with target tumor cells are also disclosed. Compositions containing a compound or a chimer are disclosed, as are methods of preparing a compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignee: The Scripps Research Institute
    Inventors: Adrian L. Smith, Chan-Kou Hwang, Sebastian V. Wendeborn, Kyriacos C. Nicolaou, Erwin P. Schreiner, Wilhelm Stahl, Wei-Min Dai, Peter E. Maligres, Toshio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 5270360
    Abstract: A two-phase thermoplastic composition adapted for forming thermoplastic patterns. The composition comprises an organic thermoplastic pattern material and at least about 5% by weight of discrete particles of cross-linked poly(methylmethacrylate) that are physically stable at temperatures above 130.degree. F. Also disclosed are investment casting patterns of such composition and processes utilizing such composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: Yates Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Paul Solomon
  • Patent number: 5265391
    Abstract: Modular shutter constructed of modular components including side rails, end rails, and a central generally planar panel member, and including a stabilizing member disposed between the edge of said central panel member and adjacent end rails and connectable therebetween for maintaining the relative positioning therebetween and including a portion for covering any gap between the edge of said central panel member and the adjacent end rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Assignee: Selfix, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Ricard, Alan MacGowan
  • Patent number: 5266243
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved method for preparing fired ceramic oxide material. A ceramic oxide powder is dispersed in an aqueous solution containing a dispersant having as an active ingredient a dissolved salt of an anionic polymer formed from maleic acid, maleic acid anhydride, or fumaric acid. The slurry containing the dispersed ceramic oxide powder is spray-dried, compressed while substantially dry, and heated to produce a fired ceramic material. Ceramic materials having relatively higher density and strength can be produced by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Inventors: James F. Kneller, David R. Cosper
  • Patent number: 5261530
    Abstract: Carrier stock formed from a single sheet of resilient polymeric material, such as low density polyethylene, for machine application to substantially identical containers. The stock is severable to form individual carriers with three longitudinal rows of container-receiving apertures, as defined by band segments, which include cross segments formed with tear-open tabs. The cross segments formed with such tabs are slitted so as to define a series of frangible bridges, which are staggered transversely, and which can be easily torn by a user pulling on such tabs. Also, a distal portion of each tab is connected to another band segment by a frangible web, which is slitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Leslie S. Marco
  • Patent number: 5261393
    Abstract: A readily removable slip-on flexible finger covering having a tubular-shaped sleeve-like portion and an elongated elastic strap extending therefrom for securing thereon a fingertip connector for connection between an actuated drive bar of a continuous passive motion device and the fingertip connector located on the distal finger of a hand. The fingertip connector includes a base plate and a connector clip. The base plate is adapted to be secured to or retained by the finger covering and to provide contact with the distal digit of the finger. The connector clip extends outward therefrom and is adapted to engage with a complementary connector attachment that is attached to the drive bar or actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Inventor: Norman Weinzweig
  • Patent number: 5262269
    Abstract: Pigmented toner particles are provided wherein, because of treatment with a surface modifier, an initially hydrophilic, sub-micron sized pigment is made hydrophobic. Toner particles are produced wherein the pigment is dispersed internally leaving surfaces substantially free from pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Zona R. Pierce, Louis J. Sorriero, Dinesh Tyagi
  • Patent number: 5260765
    Abstract: An optical alignment system includes a transmitter of a beam of radiant energy and receiver thereof. Both the transmitter and receiver carry a plurality of light emitting diodes. As the optical alignment between the transmitter and the receiver is altered, the number of diodes which is energized is increased or decreased in response to increasing or decreasing the optical coupling therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: Pittway Corporation
    Inventor: Dan Hawkinson
  • Patent number: 5259522
    Abstract: A linerless plastic closure is configured for side-sealing engagement with an associated container. The closure includes a circular top wall portion, and an annular skirt portion depending from the top wall portion, and including an internal thread formation. A two-component side-seal arrangement is provided which includes a relatively rigid support annulus, and a relatively flexible sealing lip. The sealing lip is movable into a position for sealingly engaging a generally outwardly facing surface of an associated container, with the relatively rigid support annulus desirably acting to enhance the sealing effect of the sealing lip. Notably, the relatively rigid sealing annulus further desirably acts to provide a self-centering action for the closure during application to a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: H-C Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Hugh V. Morton
  • Patent number: 5258111
    Abstract: An iodide-doped, polythienylene coated electrode suitable for a potentiometric iodide ion sensor and a method for its manufacture are disclosed. The electrode is prepared by polymerizing the polythienylene on a working surface thereof. To this end, the working surface is contacted with a monomer solution of thiophene monomer and an electrolyte dissolved in organic solvent. Thereafter the solution is subjected to either a substantially constant potential of about 1.6 volts to about 1.8 volts vs. Ag/AgCl or to a cycling potential between -0.1 volts and +1.8 volts vs. Ag/AgCl for a time period sufficient to polymerize a polythienylene film of the desired thickness onto the working surface of the electrode.The polythienylene film on the working surface is then doped with I.sub.2 by placing the coated electrode in an aqueous solution of iodide salt under applied potential conditions of about +0.6 volts to about +1 volt vs. Ag/AgCl for a period of time sufficient to dope the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1993
    Assignee: University of Cincinnati
    Inventors: A. Ersin Karagozler, Harry B. Mark, Jr., Hans Zimmer, Ahmed Galal
  • Patent number: D343358
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignee: Sequist Closures a div. of Pitway Corporation
    Inventors: Dieter F. Lay, John Hess
  • Patent number: RE34707
    Abstract: The invention relates to an anticorrosion coating composition for a metal substrate, comprising at least:(a) a particulate metal,(b) chromic acid and/or one of its derivatives,(d) a pH regulator such as zinc oxide (ZnO) or cobalt carbonate (CoCO.sub.3),(e) a high-boiling solvent of the polyol or glycol ether type,(f) an organic cosolvent with a specified solubility parameter,(g) a defoaming solvent of the mineral spirit or naphtha type,(h) a system of nonionic surfactants comprising at least one water-soluble surfactant and a surfactant which is soluble in mineral spirit, and(i) water.It also relates to metal substrates covered with the anticorrosion coating resulting from heating after the application of the composition to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Assignee: Dacral S.A.
    Inventor: Gilbert Marguier