Patents Represented by Attorney Frank A. Follmer
  • Patent number: 5427181
    Abstract: A system for supplying compressed air and foam solution to produce a fire stream comprising an aerated foam includes a motionless mixer having an in-line chamber wherein the air and foam solution are mixed thoroughly in a short distance with a minimal pressure drop to produce an effective firefighting foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Hale Fire Pump Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Laskaris, Daniel S. Borgnis, Mario D. DiLisi, David L. Miller
  • Patent number: 5411100
    Abstract: A system supplies compressed air and foam to produce a fire stream comprising an aerated foam. The system includes a fire pump, an air compressor, a mixer, and a controller for automatically maintaining a desired ratio of air and water delivered from the mixer to a fire stream delivery device. An electronic control unit is arranged to sense both the flow rate of the water delivered by the fire pump and the air flow rate delivered by the air compressor, and modulates an air pressure signal used to vary the flow of air to the inlet of the air compressor so as to hold the air flow rate and the water flow rate at the desired ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1995
    Assignee: Hale Fire Pump Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Laskaris, Richard E. Teske
  • Patent number: 5393143
    Abstract: A bag construction comprising an outer bag and an inner bag contained therewithin and a method of making the same is described. The bag construction is made from a tube length having inner and outer portions, by cross sealing the inner portions and folding the outer portions into a rectangular shaped bottom. A patch is attached to the bottom folds to cover the same and provide an added moisture and vapor barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Assignee: American Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Muhs
  • Patent number: 5338075
    Abstract: A combination fluid flow port which can be used as both a full size threaded port and a full size flange port is provided with an annular ring constructed and arranged to fit closely within a counterbore in the end of a threaded hole in the port to provide a face aligned with and extending radially inwardly from the mating face of the port body for use in enclosing the O-ring seal of a flange type male half connected to the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Inventor: David E. Albrecht
  • Patent number: 5338117
    Abstract: A bag of the leakproof square ended type having an end formed by a first fold portion having a rectangular tab and a triangular fold portion is made with the tab secured to a central portion of the end with the triangular fold portion inserted beneath the tab so as to be held thereby in a releasable position, the triangular fold portion being manually removable from said releasable position for use in providing a pour spout. The bag end may also be provided with a handle means for use in carrying and/or dispensing purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Assignee: American Packaging Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur E. Kucksdorf, Jeffrey D. Muhs, Scott D. Hammer
  • Patent number: 5255747
    Abstract: A system for supplying compressed air and foam to produce a first stream comprising an aerated foam is disclosed. The system includes a fire pump, an air compressor, a venturi, and a control for automatically maintaining a desired ratio of air and water delivered from the venturi to a fire stream delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: Hale Fire Pump Company
    Inventors: Richard E. Teske, Michael A. Laskaras
  • Patent number: 5243761
    Abstract: A rescue tool as incorporated into a portable unit both the tool operating mechanism and the hydraulic power means necessary to provide a self-contained tool. An elongated tool body comprises the rescue tool mechanism and its associated hydraulic actuator unit, an air/oil intensifier pump for driving the hydraulic actuator unit, the control valves for the pump, and an air valve for actuating the hydraulic control valves to their control positions, whereby the only hose connection to the portable unit is a single air hose for supplying high pressure air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Assignee: Hale Fire Pump Company
    Inventors: Kevin Sullivan, Arnold E. Redsicker, Thomas W. Hotchkiss
  • Patent number: 5215499
    Abstract: A safety system for providing a positive pressure condition in an enclosed space to provide a safe freshair atmosphere in said enclosed space in response to the occurrence of an emergency condition which could introduce smoke or harmful gases into said enclosed space is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Assignee: Hale Fire Pump Company
    Inventor: H. Alfred Eberhardt
  • Patent number: 5211305
    Abstract: A carton-type container has a lid which is snapped into place on top of a paperboard outer shell having a sift-proof inner liner. The lid is provided with a re-closable pour opening through which the product contained within the container can be repeatedly dispensed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: American Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Edward A. Horton
  • Patent number: 5197625
    Abstract: A lined container is provided with a transparent liner and a pair of tear strips in an endwall of an outer carton removable to provide windows extending along the vertical extent of the endwall. The level of the contents of the carton is visible through the windows and the transparent liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Assignee: American Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald F. Mullaney
  • Patent number: 5172615
    Abstract: An internal wrench has a body having an internal hole of a polygon shape and an outer surface of a polygon shape which conforms to the internal wrenching surface of the part to be wrenched. The wrench body is provided with a shoulder for locating the wrench in a proper drive engagment position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Inventor: David E. Albrecht
  • Patent number: 5149315
    Abstract: A bag construction comprising an outer bag and an inner bag contained therewithin and a method of making the same. The bag has an independent unitary construction. The bag construction is made from a tube length having inner and outer portions, by cross sealing the inner portion and folding the outer portion into a rectangularly shaped bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Assignee: American Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Muhs
  • Patent number: 5145014
    Abstract: A system for supplying compressed air and foam to produce a fire stream comprising an aerated foam is disclosed. The system includes an air compressor driven from a split shaft gear box of the type provided on fire trucks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: Hale Fire Pump Company
    Inventor: H. Alfred Eberhardt
  • Patent number: 5139041
    Abstract: A valve having a rotatable valve stem for positioning the valve in open and closed positions is provided with a plate which is cooperable with a valve handle for both stopping the handle in either of the valve open or valve closed positions and for locking the handle in said positions by means of a padlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Inventor: David E. Albrecht
  • Patent number: 5139393
    Abstract: A thermal relief valve is constructed and arranged to sense the fluid temperature of a pump and to open when this fluid temperature becomes too high to discharge pump fluid to prevent the occurrence of an excessive temperature condition of the pump fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Assignee: Hale Fire Pump Company
    Inventor: Michael Sulmone
  • Patent number: 5128033
    Abstract: An oil skimmer and separator for use in cleaning up oil spills utilizes a light weight water driven turbine for driving the oil separating means. The device is adapted to be powered by existing firefighting equipment such as fire pumps on ships and on fire trucks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Inventor: H. Alfred Eberhardt
  • Patent number: 5105971
    Abstract: A reclosable container having a box-like configuration is provided with means for severing the front and side walls thereof along a strip spaced below the upper end thereof for defining a hinge portion in the back wall end to divide the carton into a lid and a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Assignee: American Packaging Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas H. Hertenstein, Marcella S. Stevens, Harold R. Hartsel
  • Patent number: 5085770
    Abstract: An oil skimmer and separator for use in cleaning up oil spills utilizes a light weight water driven turbine for driving a mechanical oil separating means. The device is adapted to be powered by existing firefighting equipment such as fire pumps on ships and on fire trucks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Inventor: H. Alfred Eberhardt
  • Patent number: 5063670
    Abstract: A cutter tool is constructed to be portable and maneuverable so that it can be used at an accident scene to extricate a victim that is trapped in place by the foot pedal and/or steering wheel of a vehicle by cutting the same to free the trapped victim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: Hale Fire Pump Company
    Inventors: H. Alfred Eberhardt, Daniel J. Carlsen
  • Patent number: 5042442
    Abstract: A two-stroke, two-cylinder internal combustion engine for use in portable applications has a cylinder head design, a fuel injection system and an ignition system which enables the engine to start and run on a fuel such as JP5 or DFM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Assignee: Hale Fire Pump Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Laskaris, Kalman Broitman, Salvatore E. Natale