Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm J. Rodgers Lunsford III
  • 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: 6184473
    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 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Southwire Company
    Inventors: David Reece, Jonathan Waller, Nick Ware, Philip Sasse
  • Patent number: 6101804
    Abstract: A method of and an apparatus for making twisted electrical cable, such as 600 volt secondary distribution (UD) cable, and the twisted cable product are disclosed. The apparatus comprises a first plurality of stationary payoff reels each wound with a length of stranded bare wire conductor. The stranded conductors are simultaneously payed off the reels to a pay out accumulator for accumulating a portion of the stranded conductors during replacement of spent pay out reels. An extruder apparatus arranged downstream of the accumulator applies a plastic insulation material to a respective stranded conductor as it passes through the extruder. A cooling trough through which water is flowed cools the plastic insulation. A take-up accumulator arranged downstream of the cooling trough accumulates a portion of each insulated conductor during changeover of the take-up arranged downstream of the take-up accumulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: Southwire Company
    Inventors: Bobby C. Gentry, Jerry M. Hesterlee, Clinton E. Watkins, James H. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 6068949
    Abstract: A method for forming a metal ion intercalation compound and the use thereof as the cathode material in an alkali metal battery. In one embodiment, a metal ion intercalation compound is mixed with an electrically conductive material. The metal ion intercalation compound is represented by the formula:M.sub.x T.sub.y A.sub.zwherein M is an alkali metal ion, wherein T is a metal ion capable of existing in more than one stable oxidation state, and wherein A is a multi-element anion with a negative charge greater than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Rentech, Inc.
    Inventor: Dale R. Shackle
  • Patent number: 6067933
    Abstract: A feed intake apparatus for a livestock feeding system is disclosed having a hopper with a feed inlet which receives feed from a feed supply source and a feed outlet, hopper having upper and lower switches regulating the amount of feed in hopper; a housing connected to the bottom of hopper having a feed inlet which receives feed from hopper and a feed outlet, housing having a body which generally converges downwardly and inwardly from said feed inlet toward feed outlet; a feed conveyor attached to housing, feed conveyor comprising a conveyor tube with a feed auger housed therein, feed auger having a multiplicity of substantially equally spaced flights and being driven within conveyor for conveying feed through conveyor tube; and an agitation device within housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Inventor: Lloyd C. Cason
  • Patent number: 6058943
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process by which smoothness, body and a permanent wave pattern can be imparted to multi-textured hair of all types, from hair having an excessively tightly curled appearance, such as Negroid hair, to hair having a straight appearance, such as Caucasian hair, with substantially less damage to the hair. The process of the present invention uniquely combines the use of two hair structure altering chemicals--an alkaline hydroxide (such as sodium hydroxide) and a thioglycolate reducing agent (preferably ammonium thioglycolate)--to harmoniously bring about a desired wave pattern in the hair. Using the Wave Balance Scale (a hair reference scale) of the present invention, a sodium hydroxide formulation is chosen based on the type and natural curl level of the hair. The sodium hydroxide formulation is applied to the hair for a time sufficient to relax the natural curl in the hair by breaking some of the sulfide bonds in the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventor: Pamela Davis-Harris
  • Patent number: 6059573
    Abstract: A full-size mortar training device which includes full-size, simulated, propelling charges is disclosed. Both 81 mm and 60 mm mortar training devices are disclosed. The device provides realistic training on virtually all aspects of mortar firing. The device allows training in target sight acquisition and mortar positioning (elevation and azimuth), sight reacquisition due to recoil, dropping a round, adjusting the number of charges, as required, to achieve a desired zone of firing distance, adjusting the projectile fuse setting to control time of explosion, provides realistic firing sound, and allows trainees to follow procedures similar to those used with standard mortar service ammunition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: FATS, Inc.
    Inventor: Ramesh Patel
  • Patent number: 6004519
    Abstract: The recovery of aluminum chloride from deactivated alkylation catalyst complexes by hydrogenation using hydrogen gas and an aluminum catalyst is disclosed. Using aluminum to catalyze the hydrogenation allows the reaction to proceed at a lower temperature and pressure while reducing the amount of hydrogen chloride present in the reactor thus reducing the corrosiveness and cost of the aluminum chloride recovery. Methods for batch, batchwise continuous, and continuous aluminum chloride recovery are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: Kerr-McGee Corporation
    Inventors: Elliott P. Doane, Jim Yuen-Fong Low, Larry G. Sherman, William A. Yuill
  • Patent number: 5908498
    Abstract: A process for preparing a low-dusting, free-flowing pigment which has not been subjected to any micronizing treatment comprising the steps of providing an inorganic pigment material; providing a source of water; forming a fine, well dispersed slurry of the pigment and water; milling the slurry; depositing a treating agent having the formula ROOCCHSO.sub.3 MCH.sub.2 COOR' wherein R and R' are monovalent alkyl radicals having from about 2 to about 20 carbon atoms, and M is a metallic monovalent cation on the slurried milled pigment; and drying the pigment material having a treating agent deposited thereon. The invention also provides the free-flowing pigments produced by this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Assignee: Kerr-McGee Chemical LLC
    Inventors: James W. Kauffman, Phillip M. Story, John E. Halko
  • Patent number: 5874058
    Abstract: A continuous method of preparing a single phase lithiated manganese oxide intercalation compound of the formula Li.sub.1+x Mn.sub.2-x O.sub.4 comprising the steps of: mixing intimately a lithium hydroxide or a lithium salt and a manganese oxide or a manganese salt; feeding the intimately mixed salts to a reactor; continuously agitating the mixed salts in the reactor; heating the agitated mixed salts in the reactor at a temperature of from about 650 .degree. C. to about 800.degree. C. for a time not in excess of about 4 hours in an oxygen-containing atmosphere; and cooling the reacted product to less than about 200.degree. C. in an oxygen-containing atmosphere for a time not in excess of about 2 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Kerr-McGee Chemical LLC
    Inventors: Stephen W. Sheargold, Terrell N. Andersen
  • Patent number: 5855832
    Abstract: A high density fiber product is made from natural lignin containing plant fibers. Plant fibers ranging in size below about 3000 microns in diameter are used. Binding agents and other additives may be mixed with the fibers to enhance product or process performance. The plant fibers or mixture of fibers and additives are heated to between about 50 degrees C. to about 140 degrees C. The heated fibers are compressed in a mold to an average density of about 50 pounds per cubic foot to about 100 pounds per cubic foot. Compression pressures of about 500 psi to about 2500 psi are used to achieve product densities within this range. The compressed fibers are cured under these temperature and pressure conditions. After the curing time has elapsed, the compressed fiber product is released from the mold and the mold may be reused. A high density product made from small plant fibers is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Inventor: Robert N. Clausi
  • Patent number: 5840068
    Abstract: A rapid infusion system for rapidly delivering blood and/or volume expanding fluid to a patient, said rapid infusion device comprising in combination: a permanent portion and a removable portion; wherein said permanent portion includes an adjustable drive means and related control means therefor, wherein said removable portion includes sub-components that come into contact with the fluid infused to the patient, and optionally wherein said system can be portable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Inventor: Richard G. Cartledge
  • Patent number: 5840112
    Abstract: A process for reacting titanium tetrachloride vapors with oxygen including a first oxygen preheat assembly for preheating oxygen to a first predetermined temperature and a titanium tetrachloride preheat assembly for preheating titanium tetrachloride to a relatively low, temperature. The process includes adding a second oxygen preheat assembly for preheating oxygen to a second temperature substantially below the first temperature, and includes a second reaction zone adapted for receiving the mixture from the first reaction zone, the oxygen at the second temperature being reacted with the titanium tetrachloride in the mixture from the first reaction zone to produce titanium dioxide. Also provided is a process for the preparation of titanium dioxide comprising reacting titanium tetrachloride with oxygen at an elevated pressure and at a temperature above about 1750.degree. F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Kerr McGee Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: A. J. Morris, J. C. Magyar, G. D. Wootten, W. A. Yuill
  • Patent number: 5830929
    Abstract: Thermoplastic concentrates comprising inorganic pigments, such as titanium dioxide, treated with a dialkyl sulfosuccinate treating agent, of the formula ROOCCHSO.sub.3 MCH.sub.2 COOR', where R and R' are monovalent alkyl radicals containing from about 2 to about 20 carbon atoms and M is a metallic monovalent cation, are disclosed. Such treatment improves the dispersibility of the pigments in thermoplastic resins. The treatment also enables the production of thermoplastic concentrates comprising a high percentage of treated inorganic pigment dispersed in a thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation
    Inventor: Rodney D. Stramel
  • Patent number: D446642
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Inventor: Nellie Kate Dix
  • Patent number: D456708
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Pamela Harris
  • Patent number: D397377
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Assignee: Kids II, Inc.
    Inventor: Missy Schwartz
  • Patent number: D397815
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Kids II, Inc.
    Inventor: Andy Kislevitz
  • Patent number: D408423
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: AB Electrolux
    Inventor: Jan Egil Fl.o slashed.ysvik
  • Patent number: D408643
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Inventor: William Russell Edwards