Patents Represented by Attorney George E. Kersey
  • Patent number: 4896001
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for protecting an object against adverse electric effects which comprises:applying a continuous multiplicity of layers of a light weight protective continuous wrapper which is metallized on opposite sides and wider than the object, thereby to control the extent of the anti-electric protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Warren R. Pitts, Richard G. Miekka, Daniel J. White
  • Patent number: 4882233
    Abstract: A conductive substrate for the deposition of material thereon which comprises an insulating layer upon said substrate, and a pluralitry of aperatures in said insulating layer containing conductive material formed from said substrate forming a plurality of metallic nucleating centers for the adherence of said material to said substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Assignee: Chronar Corp.
    Inventor: K. R. Ramaprasad
  • Patent number: 4873119
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for preparing amorphous semiconductors by (a) activating a semiconductane gas using a activator to produce mononuclear, reactive fragments or gaseous condensation products which serve as precursors for the deposition of an amorphous semiconductor; and (b) controlling the temperature of the activator and the flow rate and temperature of the semiconductane gas so that it does not completely decompose upon the activator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1989
    Assignee: Chronar Corp.
    Inventors: Masud Akhtar, Herbert A. Weakliem
  • Patent number: 4870251
    Abstract: A heat transfer pad molded over elongated projections, such as bolts, to conduct heat to the pad interior, and securely maintain the pad on a support. A heater assembly slideably retains the pad and support, and includes replaceable heating elements, which are insulated from a mounting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1989
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: John M. Anemaet
  • Patent number: 4855005
    Abstract: A compensated web transport for decorators, in which the motion of the web is matched with that of a container being decorated. Controlled motion of the web is used to reduce distortion in the transfer of labels to irregularly shaped containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Robert M. Jodrey
  • Patent number: 4851308
    Abstract: Thin film solid state batteries and electrochromic devices are prepared in which one of the electrodes is an electronic organic polymeric material. The counter electrode is an alkali metal ion acceptor and releaser in an appropriate electrolyte containing an alkali metal salt. The counter electrode can also be a non-alkali metal with its salt in the electrolyte. The organic polymer can also be replaced by sulfides, oxides, or selenides. The devices operate at ambient temperatures. The batteries can also be combined with photovoltaic devices to form a single unit which can store solar energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Assignee: Chronar Corp.
    Inventor: Masud Akhtar
  • Patent number: 4849029
    Abstract: Energy responsive apparatus in which a semiconductor is in contact with an energy transmissive conductor. An electrode with insulated face and side surfaces has an uninsulated surface in contact with the semiconductor, and a further electrode is in contact with the energy transmissive conductor and the semiconductor simultaneously. Or the energy transmissive conductor is in simultaneous further contact with the semiconductor and the further electrode. The insulator is an oxide of the electrode material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Chronar Corp.
    Inventor: Alan E. Delahoy
  • Patent number: 4838950
    Abstract: Stabilization of energy sensitive semiconductive devices by forming initial electrodes which are exposed through an overlying layer of semiconductor, dipping the exposed first electrode and the semiconductor layer in colloidal solutions, or well stirred suspensions of specified metal hydroxides, such as those of nickel, chromium, cobalt or related metals, followed by rinsing the non-sensitive side of the device in de-ionized water. After air drying, the deposition of an overlying second electrode is carried out by a metallization technique. The device is then heated in air, at 150.degree. C. for four hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: Chronar Corp.
    Inventor: Kackadasam R. Ramaprasad
  • Patent number: 4818576
    Abstract: A silicon release laminate formed by a support with a silicone release layer. A separate pressure-sensitive silicon adhesive may be on the same or opposite side of the support as the release layer. The force required to separate the adhesive from the release layer is less than about 100 grams (3.3. oz.) per inch, and preferably less than 50 grams (1.7 oz.) per inch.The release layer is formed from one or more polysiloxanes having a viscosity below 900 centipoises, and preferably below about 600 centipoises, with a high degree of cross-linking. The polysiloxanes may be produced directly by hydrolysis of substituted halosiloxanes and depolymerization; or by hydration of higher molecular weight polysiloxanes and heat treatment to produce lower weight constituents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: Flexcon Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Pennace, Sharon A. Quinn
  • Patent number: 4819013
    Abstract: An ion generation system employed in forming electrostatic images on a dielectric surface in which compensation is made for variations in the electrostatic images. The desired compensation is accomplished by spacial or electrical adjustments of electrode apertures, or by adjusting their relation to the dielectric cylinder, so that more uniform electrostatic images are produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Leo A. Beaudet
  • Patent number: 4804430
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for the metallization of support members, such as paper sheeting and other cellulosic products. A metallic film is transferred to a preheated paper support from a plastic sheet carrier and adhered to the paper by a thermoplastic material. The carrier is typically of stabilized plastic with a releasably adhered film of metal. Separate metallic films may be transferred simultaneously from opposite sides of a preheated plastic sheet carrier to separate, preheated paper supports. Pressure is applied to the composite which is cooled, desirably by chilling, and the carrier stripped away to leave the desired metallic layer on the receiving surface of the paper support.This transfer procedure overcomes the objections associated with metal foil laminates and is particularly suitable for metallizing support members, like paper, which are difficult to metallize directly because they release significant amounts of vapor during conventional vacuum metallization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1989
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Richard G. Miekka, Roswell E. Hubbard, John F. McDermott, Philip J. Clough
  • Patent number: 4787590
    Abstract: A longitudinally extending, or extendable, member is pivotally positioned by being snapped into a housing. The member includes a recess by which the member is snapped into the housing. A protuberance at the pivot position facilitates the pivoting of the member outwardly from the housing into position for receiving an item that is to be suspended by the member. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the housing is a frame with a rectangular opening and opposed protuberances for receiving, by snap action, the longitudinally extendable member. In accordance with another aspect of the invention, a plurality of nested members are includable by snap action within the housing at the pivot position. The suspension members can be pivoted outwardly from the housing and used like a clamp to secure the item being suspended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1988
    Inventor: Thomas E. Melvin
  • Patent number: 4781485
    Abstract: Loose leaf retention mechanism, having a ring position shift mechanism, an elongated housing for containing the shift mechanism, coupling means for coupling first terminal portions of one or more continuous unitary (non-split) rings to the shift mechanism, and actuation means, coupled to the shift mechanism, for causing the shift mechanism to selectively assume a first position wherein second terminal portions of the continuous rings, widely separated from the first terminal portions, are positioned within the housing, or a second position wherein second terminal portions of the rings are separated from the housing to enable punched loose leaf sheets to be coupled to the rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Warren R. Pitts
  • Patent number: 4778095
    Abstract: Advance of fasteners by a feed wheel having involute shaped teeth, acting in cooperation with a side engaging pawl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Arnold Bone
  • Patent number: 4777106
    Abstract: An electrostatic toning system employed in applying toner to latent electrostatic images on the surface of a dielectric material. Toning is accomplished by fluidizing the toner in a gaseous stream, charging the toner in the fluidized bed, and conveying the charged toner to the dielectric surface by means of a toner receptive member in contact with the fluidized toner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Fotland, Leo A. Beaudet
  • Patent number: 4770733
    Abstract: Product and process for heat transfer labeling. A transfer layer containing a design print is superimposed upon a contoured release layer that is desirably imprinted on a carrier. When the carrier, together with the release layer and the transfer layer are applied to an object to be labeled and heated, both the release layer and the transfer layer become molten and the transfer layer becomes adhered to the object being labeled. The release layer and the transfer layer are immiscible when in a molten state. The desired immiscibility can be acheived by the inclusion of a barrier layer between the transfer layer containing the design print and the release layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1988
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Fred W. Chapman
  • Patent number: 4770716
    Abstract: Stabilization of energy sensitive semiconductor devices by forming initial electrodes which are exposed through an overlying layer of semiconductor, dipping the exposed electrodes in solutions containing specified chemicals, such as metallic ion solutions of nickel, cobalt, chromium and related metals, followed by rinsing, drying, and the final deposition of an overlying electrode by metallization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1988
    Assignee: Chronar Corp.
    Inventor: K. R. Ramaprasad
  • Patent number: 4770557
    Abstract: Marking of edges and sides adjacent edges by a fibrous, porous member having a transverse slit. A barrel houses one or more fibrous, porous members which serve as reservoirs for a marking fluid. Openings in the barrel permit the passage of a sheet between the slits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1988
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Warren R. Pitts
  • Patent number: 4764229
    Abstract: Sensitized inorganic nitrate mixtures with high brisance are provided in which oxygen balance is attained by the incorporation of aluminum dust and hydrocarbons. Cap sensitivity is achieved by adding an organic nitrate. The resultant mixtures have a low tendency to sweat and cause headaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1988
    Inventors: Fred Miekka, Jim Miekka
  • Patent number: 4762680
    Abstract: A silicone release laminate formed by a support with a silicone release layer. A separate pressure-sensitive silicone adhesive release layer may be on the same side of the support as the release layer, or on opposite sides of the support. The force required to separate the adhesive from the release layer is less than about 100 grams (3.3 oz.) per inch, and preferably less than 50 grams (1.7 oz.) per inch.The release layer is formed from one or more organopolysiloxanes having a viscosity below 1000 centipoises, and preferably below about 600 centipoises, with a high degree of cross-linking. The organopolysiloxanes may be produced directly by hydrolysis of organo-substituted halosiloxanes and depolymerization; or by hydration of higher molecular weight organopolysiloxanes and heat treatment to produce lower weight constituents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1988
    Assignee: Flexcon Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Pennace, Sharon A. Quinn