Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm John F. A. Earley
  • Patent number: 5894851
    Abstract: A method of vapor degreasing workpieces using a refrigerated vapor degreasing system. The system has a tank for containing a bath of degreasing solvent, a heater for vaporizing the solvent, a primary solvent condenser, a secondary solvent condenser, and a single refrigeration unit which can be switched to operate in two different modes. Workpieces are loaded and supported within the tank. The degreasing solvent is heated and evaporated in the tank. Refrigerant is cycled in a closed-loop, single compressor refrigeration system as low-pressure/low-temperature vapor, high-pressure/high-temperature vapor, high-pressure/low-temperature liquid, low-pressure/low-temperature vapor, and low-pressure/low-temperature liquid. A degreasing zone is formed around the workpiece and a primary evaporation barrier is formed above the workpiece by circulating low-pressure/low-temperature refrigerant from the refrigeration system through the primary solvent condenser located above the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Inventor: Albert V. Hartman
  • Patent number: 5888586
    Abstract: The invention concerns a use for a water-containing refractory ceramic cast material based on a hydration-sensitive metal oxide such as MgO and containing carbon, a dispersing agent and a reactive silicic acid for forming a monolithic lining for a metallurgical smelting vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Veitsch-Radex Aktiengesellschaft Fur Feuerfeste Erzeugnisse
    Inventor: Wilfried Eckstein
  • Patent number: 5885617
    Abstract: A dry moisture barrier film coating composition for forming a moisture barrier film coating for pharmaceutical tablets and the like comprises polyvinyl alcohol, soya lecithin, and optionally a flow aid, a colorant, and/or a suspending agent. A liquid coating solution or dispersion for forming a moisture barrier film coating for pharmaceutical tablets and the like comprises polyvinyl alcohol, soya lecithin, water, and optionally a flow aid, a colorant, and/or a suspending agent. A method of coating pharmaceutical tablets and the like with a moisture barrier film coating comprises forming a liquid coating solution or dispersion for forming a moisture barrier film coating for pharmaceutical tablets and the like comprising polyvinyl alcohol, soya lecithin, water, and optionally a flow aid, a colorant, and/or a suspending agent, applying the coating solution or dispersion onto the tablets to form a film coating on the tablets, and drying the film coating on the tablets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: BPSI Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Philip Jordan
  • Patent number: 5884454
    Abstract: A method and trash bag assembly for collecting fallen leaves, lawn clippings, and trash when doing yard work and filling a trash bag with such material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Inventor: Floyd Steinmetz
  • Patent number: 5882707
    Abstract: A dry color concentrate for use in coloring sugar/syrup solutions and sugarless syrup solutions used to coat confectionery forms, pharmaceutical tablets, and the like, comprises 1) a carbohydrate selected from the group consisting of corn syrup solids, maltodextrin, tapioca dextrin, sugar, polyols, and combinations thereof, 2) a colorant, and, optionally, 3) a plasticizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: BPSI Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan M. Grillo, Kathleen Saraceni, Julie A. Kelley
  • Patent number: 5878548
    Abstract: A corner protector for protecting the top corners of stacks of lumber from being indented or frayed by tie-down cables in a railroad freight car, comprises a sidewall connected at its top to a top wall at right angles to the sidewall along a fold line so that the sidewall is adapted to contact the side of a stack of lumber and the top wall is adapted to contact the top of the stack of lumber, cable alignment tabs on top of the top wall for aligning the tie down cable, cable retention fingers mounted on the sidewall for capturing and detaining the tie down cable, whereby when the protector is mounted on the corner of a stack of lumber it is protected against being contacted and indented by the tie down cable, the cable is protected against wearing and fraying caused by contacting the corner of the stack of lumber, and the corner protector may be installed without disconnecting the cable by loosening the cable and inserting the protector under the cable and mounting the protector on the top corner of the stack
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Pennsy Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Sauer, John W. Rudibaugh
  • Patent number: 5865198
    Abstract: A refrigerated vapor degreasing system for cleaning workpieces. The system has a tank for containing a bath of degreasing solvent, a heater for vaporizing the solvent, a primary solvent condenser, a secondary solvent condenser, and a single refrigeration unit which can be switched to operate in two different modes. The primary solvent condenser creates a degreasing zone above the solvent bath around work pieces supported therein and creates a primary barrier preventing the vaporized solvent from escaping the tank. The secondary solvent condenser creates a cold air blanket above the degreasing zone which acts as a secondary barrier preventing the vaporized solvent from escaping the tank. The single refrigeration unit simultaneously provides low-temperature refrigerant to the secondary solvent condenser and the primary solvent condenser in a first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Inventor: Albert V. Hartman
  • Patent number: 5853658
    Abstract: A gas flushing device for a blowpipe of a degassing vessel, the blowpipe being cladded with a fire resistant material. The gas flushing device has a plurality of channels which are distributed around the circumference of the blowpipe and pass through the fire resistant cladding radially in relation to the central longitudinal axis of the blowpipe and can be connected on the outside to at least one gas feed pipe. The channels are between 0.5 and 2 mm in diameter, are spaced at intervals of less than 10 mm and can be pressurized in such a way that the gas on entering the blowpipe rises in the immediate vicinity of the blowpipe inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1998
    Assignee: Veitsch-Radex Aktiengesellschaft fur Feuerfeste Erzeugnisse
    Inventors: Klaus Aichinger, Heinrich Niehues
  • Patent number: 5851282
    Abstract: A Portland cement clinker free of C.sub.4 A.sub.3 S having the following proportions of clinker phases, in % by wt.:--C.sub.3 S: 40 to 80--C.sub.4 AF: <20--C.sub.2 S: <30--C.sub.3 A: <20and a SO.sub.3 content from 1.0 to 3.0% by wt., based on the clinker, obtained by burning a mixture of raw materials containing CaO, SiO.sub.2, Al.sub.2 O.sub.3, Fe.sub.2 O.sub.3 and an additive containing SO.sub.3 at temperatures from 1200.degree. to 1350.degree. C. centigrade, the use thereof and a Portland cement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Inventor: Ivan Odler
  • Patent number: 5848813
    Abstract: A fluid flow connection comprising a threaded port for use with a nominal 74.degree. male conical tube fitting and pipe end connection is disclosed. The threaded port is made to have a truncated conical seal surface having an included angle that is slightly larger than the corresponding included angle of the seal surface of the male portion of the fluid flow connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Inventor: David E. Albrecht
  • Patent number: 5844995
    Abstract: Adapters and methods for reversibly converting a standard stethoscope to a multimedia and/or telemedicine ready stetoscope. The adapter includes a housing having a conduit for conducting sound therethrough, a first coupler for coupling the housing to the transducer of a standard stethoscope, a second coupler for coupling the housing to the sound conduction hose of a standard stethoscope, and a second transducer for converting an audible tone to an electronic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Inventor: Christopher A. Williams
  • Patent number: 5837904
    Abstract: A method of preventing the inserting of a wrong flowmeter tube into an anesthesia machine comprises the steps of forming a selected number of longitudinal ridges at selected places on the inside surface of an upper portion of a flowmeter tube, attempting to insert the upper end portion into a socket pin mounted on the housing of a anesthesia machine, seating the tube on the socket pin if the socket pin exterior surface has grooves corresponding to the number and placement of ridges on the flowmeter tube, and rejecting the tube by the socket pin if the socket pin exterior surface does not have grooves corresponding to the number and placement of the ridges on the flowmeter tube, since the lack of said correspondences indicates that the tube is the wrong tube for the socket pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Porter Instrument Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary K. Porter
  • Patent number: 5829487
    Abstract: A method for representing optically a fabric consisting of warp and weft threads and with a pattern. To optically represent the fabric, the pattern is acquired by scanning from a model, or from an existing data carrier, or represented directly on a computer display. A crossing scheme is then assigned to the warp and weft threads. The course of the warp and weft threads is then determined by varying at least one of any parameters specific for the thread, such as the number of color components of a single thread and their distribution, the construction of the thread's surface or the material of the thread and by varying at least one of any parameter specific for the fabric, such as the closeness of the warp and weft threads, the advance of material in weaving, the sequence of the warp threads or the control functions for a weaving machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: EAT Elektronische Ateliertechnik Textil GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Thomas, Klaus-Peter Lepka
  • Patent number: 5814382
    Abstract: A bag suitable for use in microwave cooking is constructed of an elongated tube of flexible material closed at one end by means of a cold seal closure and having a heat seal adhesive deposit applied to the other end thereof for use in closing the bag after filling thereof; and methods of making the same are described, including the making of a roll from which said bags can be made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Assignee: American Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Gilbert N. Yannuzzi, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5797524
    Abstract: A spigot actuator assembly for dispensing liquid from a spigot mounted on a projecting spout of a bag-in-box container for operating a dispensing lever on the spigot to move the dispensing lever from a horizontal closed position to an upwardly projecting open position for dispensing the liquid from the container, and for quickly replacing the container when desired. A method of using the spigot actuator assembly including snapping the spigot actuator assembly onto the spout, pushing down on a lever of the spigot actuating assembly for dispensing the liquid, releasing the actuator assembly to automatically close the spout, and snapping off the actuator assembly from the spout when it is desired to remove the container, and snapping a replacement container onto the actuator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Assignee: Rapid Cartridge Dispensing Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger W. Lentz
  • Patent number: 5791381
    Abstract: A process for determining the arrangement and step sequence of heald shafts of a heald loom for weaving a fabric including a backing fabric having a fabric pattern and an ornamental design. The ornamental design of the fabric is plotted and/or displayed by means of a computer. Alternatively, the combined appearance of the ornamental design and the fabric pattern may be plotted and/or displayed. Next, the number of heald shafts necessary for weaving the ornamental design or the combined appearance is determined. Heald shaft arrangements that are conventionally used and/or available which will weave a fabric design similar to the ornamental design or the combination designed are plotted and compared with the heald shafts determined for weaving the ornamental design or the combination design. The step sequence of the individual heald shafts in the heald loom from the assigned heald shaft arrangement is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: EAT Elektronische Ateliertechnik Textil GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Peter Lepka, Detlef Forster, Wolfgang Thomas, Rainer Begoghina
  • Patent number: 5785519
    Abstract: The invention relates to a structure for a firing table to accept ceramic items to be fired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Riedhammer GmbH
    Inventors: Friedherz Becker, Andreas Bottcher, Johannes Figel, Hans-Georg Hartmann, Volker Rieck, Bernd Stender
  • Patent number: 5786010
    Abstract: A bag suitable for use in microwave cooking is constructed of an elongated tube of flexible material closed at one end by a cold seal closure and having a heat seal adhesive deposit applied to the other end thereof for use in closing the bag after filling thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: American Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Gilbert N. Yannuzzi, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5775561
    Abstract: A lightweight waterproof pouch for carrying personal objects such as cash, a watch, credit cards, a wallet, and the like in a wet environment and for keeping those objects safe and dry comprises an outer enclosure formed of flexible material, a removable, resealable, waterproof inner pouch liner for insertion into the outer enclosure, and a strap attached to the outer enclosure for holding the pouch around a wearer's body. The inner pouch liner forms a watertight compartment when closed for keeping the personal objects dry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Inventor: Linda Kennedy
  • Patent number: D401342
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Hyox Systems Limited
    Inventor: Michael W. Allen