Patents Represented by Attorney Herbert M. Hanegan
  • Patent number: 6638349
    Abstract: A composition consisting of the reaction product of a halogenated carboxylic acid, an amine, and optionally a fatty acid. The composition has biocidal properties and enhances pigment dispersibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Inventor: George K. Atkinson
  • Patent number: 6596945
    Abstract: In order to provide a flexible oxide superconducting cable which is reduced in AC loss, tape-shaped superconducting wires covered with a stabilizing metal are wound on a flexible former. The superconducting wires are preferably laid on the former at a bending strain of not more than 0.2%. In laying on the former, a number of tape-shaped superconducting wires are laid on a core member in a side-by-side manner, to form a first layer. A prescribed number of tape-shaped superconducting wires are laid on top of the first layer in a side-by-side manner, to form a second layer. The former may be made of a metal, plastic, reinforced plastic, polymer, or a composite and provides flexibility to the superconducting wires and the cable formed therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Southwire Company
    Inventors: Raburn L. Hughey, Uday K. Sinha, David S. Reece, Albert C. Muller
  • Patent number: 6432531
    Abstract: A cationic fibrous acetate salt of boehmite alumina produced by providing a slurry of water and basic aluminum acetate, stirring the slurry to ensure substantially complete mixing thereof, reacting the slurry in a vessel for a time, temperature, and stirring rate sufficient to produce a fibrous cationic acetate salt of boehmite alumina having a zeta potential of greater than about 25 and a weight ratio of aluminum to acetate of less than about 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Inventors: Roy J. Sippel, Eugene A. Pasek, Ke Feng
  • Patent number: 6430913
    Abstract: A method of and an apparatus for making twisted electrical cable, such as 600 volt secondary distribution cable, and the twisted cable product are disclosed. The apparatus comprises a first plurality of stationary payoff reels each wound with a length of bare wire conductor. The conductors are simultaneously payed off the reels to a pay out accumulator for accumulating a portion of the conductors during replacement of spent pay out reels. At least one extrusion process arranged downstream of the accumulator applies a plastic insulation material to a respective conductor as it passes through its respective extrusion process. A cooling and/or curing trough through which water is flowed cools and/or cures the plastic insulation. A take-up accumulator arranged downstream of the cooling and/or curing trough accumulates a portion of each insulated conductor during changeover of the take-up reel arranged downstream of the take-up accumulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Southwire Company
    Inventors: Bobby C. Gentry, Jerry M. Hesterlee, Clinton E. Watkins, James H. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 6425845
    Abstract: An exercise device for specific isolation and development of abdominal, pelvic, shoulder, forearm and buttock muscle groups comprises a deformable spring-resistance which is closely retained against the user's lower abdominal and upper leg region. When the device is used in a horizontal position the user kneels on the frame and grasps the frame with the hands and performs a pelvic thrusting motion against the resistance means by use of the above-stated muscle groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Inventor: David Varner
  • Patent number: 6375717
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for wet filtering machine exhaust with a desirable scented oil mixture is disclosed. Preferably, the machine exhaust filtered is the exhaust from office machines, such as printers, photocopiers, and facsimile machines, which expel ozone, particulate matter, and toner pollution into the ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: PDH International Incorporated Georgia corporation
    Inventor: Erich Peteln
  • Patent number: 6375712
    Abstract: Improved apparatus and method are described for the removal of light metals; sodium, lithium, calcium and magnesium, from virgin aluminum tapped from a Hall Heroult reduction cell using LiF-modified or LiF+MgF2 electrolyte. The method is performed in a crucible or at a station intermediate between the cells and furnaces in a cast house. Fine particulate aluminum fluoride and/or sodium aluminum tetrafluoride are transported by a gas or gas mixture into the molten aluminum in a manner such that the light metals are preferentially removed or their concentration substantially lowered through: a) the axle of a specially designed spinning impeller; b) partially through the axle of a specially designed spinning impeller and partially through one or more pipes equipped with dispersers for dispersing into the molten metal flow close to the spinning impeller; or c) through one or more pipes equipped with dispersers for dispersing into the molten metal flow close to the impeller fastened to a solid axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Inventors: Helge O. Forberg, Nolan Earle Richards
  • Patent number: 6371482
    Abstract: A method and device for generating hot sheets for lottery numbers based upon previously drawn numbers and astronomical data. A player selects at least one number for input. The input number is then searched for in a database containing historical data of at least one comparison lottery including the number and date of previous draws. It is then determined when the number selected by the user was previously drawn in the comparison lottery by accessing the comparison lottery database. A second database, which is also accessible by the device, which may be a part of the first database, contains data regarding the timing of certain astronomical events, such as planet aspects, planet ingress, moon ingress, and the phases and eclipses of the moon. Time gaps between the time of the previous drawings of the number selected by the player is determined, such as by using the dates immediately before and after the dates the number previously fell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Inventor: Edgar Robert Hall, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6370843
    Abstract: Pieces (21) are cut out from a lay-up (20) built up from plies of superposed flexible sheets of material, and the lay-up is then packaged in full inside a covering (70) without separating the cutout pieces from the scrap. The lay-up can thus be transferred from a cutting installation to a workshop for assembling the pieces, and information relating to the layout or layouts of the cutout pieces can be transmitted therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Lectra Systemes
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Bercaits, RĂ©gis Lallement
  • Patent number: 6371452
    Abstract: A packing material unit for liquid-gas contact apparatus which has a first plurality and a second plurality of loops (15) being at a first angle (loop 15) or a second angle (loops 15′ and 15″), respectively, the second angle being the opposite of the first angle, with the first loops and the second loops alternating, and an interior support for maintaining the loops of at their respective angles. The loops have an interior point and an exterior point, and an interior support connects the interior points. There is also an exterior ring (25) for connecting the exterior points of the loops. The loops, interior support, and exterior ring also have a plurality of protuberances (35, 65, 95).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Inventor: Saeed M. Shojaie
  • Patent number: 6359231
    Abstract: An electrical cable with a stranded central conductor encircled by insulation including a material which provides self-sealing properties to the cable present at least between the adjacent edges of the stranded conductor and the insulation. Preferably, the material is a polymeric material which is flowable at a temperature at least as low as 25° C. and has a 100 gram needle penetration value greater than 100 tenths of a millimeter at 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Southwire Company, a Delaware Corporation
    Inventors: David Reece, Jonathan Waller, Nick Ware, Philip Sasse
  • Patent number: 6352215
    Abstract: This invention relates to a payoff device particularly suited for coiled wire which is packaged without a reel. The device includes a clamp assembly rotatably supported at one end by a frame which may be affixed to a truck or other vehicle. The clamp assembly has a mandrel featuring a plurality of clamp pads connected to a main rotatable shaft by a scissors linkage which may be stationary or may push the pads in a radial direction against the interior surface of the coiled wire. Two end plates support the coil laterally and one of the end plates is removable so that the coil can be placed on the clamp assembly. The clamp assembly is supported by a frame whose upper portion is rotatable such that the payoff direction can be changed. The device also includes a brake and a stop pin to prevent unwanted rotation of the clamp assembly and a locating pin to prevent the unwanted rotation of the upper portion of the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Southwire Company
    Inventors: John Wilson Cash, Michael F. Flagg, James Wilburn Langston, David Warren Windom
  • Patent number: 6348092
    Abstract: A composition consisting of the reaction product of a halogenated carboxylic acid, an amine, and optionally a fatty acid. The composition has biocidal properties and enhances pigment dispersibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Inventor: George K. Atkinson
  • Patent number: D456321
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Inventors: Tony B. Sammons, Thomas E. Spence, Jr.
  • Patent number: D456708
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Pamela Harris
  • Patent number: D459423
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Plus 2 International, Inc.
    Inventor: D. Clayton Long
  • Patent number: D462508
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: Sara L. Jones
  • Patent number: D464695
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Plus 2 International, Inc.
    Inventor: D. Clayton Long
  • Patent number: D464696
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Plus 2 International, Inc.
    Inventor: D. Clayton Long
  • Patent number: D465002
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Plus 2 International, Inc.
    Inventor: D. Clayton Long