Patents Represented by Law Firm Lalos, Keegan & Kaye
  • Patent number: 4689752
    Abstract: Self contained radio transmitting state estimator modules are mounted on power conductors on both sides of power transformers in electrical substations and on power conductors at various places along electrical transmission lines. They are electrically isolated from ground and all other conductors. These modules are capable of measuring current, voltage, frequency and power factor (or the Fouier components thereof), the temperature of the conductor and the temperature of the ambient air. The modules transmit these parameters to local receivers. The receivers are connected by an appropriate data transmission link to a power control center which allows determination of the state of the power system. Appropriate control signals are transmitted back to the electrical switchgear of the system to bring it to the appropriate optimum state. Direct local control may also be effected, for example, the prevention of overloading a transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1987
    Assignee: Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation
    Inventors: Roosevelt A. Fernandes, William R. Smith-Vaniz
  • Patent number: 4687256
    Abstract: A process for mop manufacturing to produce a mop having improved liquid retention properties without requiring breaking in or rinsing the mop, including the step of coating natural fibers such as cotton with a surfactant in the amount of up to 4.0% by weight of the surfactant per weight of the fiber while retaining substantially all the natural oils of the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Inventor: Peter G. Demetriades
  • Patent number: 4679671
    Abstract: A pair of bands (bands of both sides may be connected at bottom surface) are attached in inverted U-shape along both side surfaces (only one side will do if hand holding condition is not needed) of a large size bag and the like, and a cramping device of an upper portion of the inverted U-shape band is formed in a special adjusting mechanism according to this invention, and when the band is shifted in vertical and horizontal directions against these cramping devices and is fixed, the length and the interval of the shouldering band can be properly adjusted so as to match a physical constitution (height and size of shoulders) of user of bag. After the length and the interval are properly adjusted, there is no shift of band at all even if the band is pulled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sankodo
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 4669305
    Abstract: A meter box including a bottom dish having a floor, side walls, an inlet valve at one end and an outlet valve at another end passing through the sidewall. The inlet and outlet valves are integrally formed as one rigid piece with the floor and the side walls and constructed so that they are in precise alignment with each other so that a fluid meter and expansion mechanism can be installed therebetween. An upwardly extending collar is connected to the dish and a lid is secured to the upper end of the collar. A snap-fast connection releasably connects the collar to the dish and is formed as part of the collar and the dish. The inlet and outlet valves have connecting mechanisms at their outer external ends for connecting the meter box to external pipings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1987
    Inventor: Jose M. Rivero-Olmedo
  • Patent number: 4668227
    Abstract: Cleansing equipment and a daily process for cleansing an ostomy faceplate and the peristomal area while on the ostomate's body. This equipment and process are intended to reduce the occurrence of infections in long-term ostomates. Pressurized fluids delivered through a specially configured nozzle and premoistened antiseptic swabs are used to dislodge, rinse and remove bacteria and bacterial growth medium from the corresponding faceplate surfaces and peristomal areas. The hygiene unit accomplishes this cleansing process by pumping water and cleansing fluids in an orderly predetermined sequence at the required flow rates, volumes, composition and pulse frequencies. Special adapters permit the hygiene unit nozzle to connect with and cleanse ostomy appliance receptacles and urinary drainage systems. The hygiene unit is equipped with a "clean" function so that it can clean itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Inventor: Dennis M. Kay
  • Patent number: 4662221
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed which relate to measuring the quantity and thermal insulating value of fibrous material as it is delivered from a source to another location. A feeder mechanism is provided for delivering the material such as insulation to housing from which it is dispensed ultimately to some cavity such as wall space or surface. The housing includes rotary vanes which divide the housing into a number of separate chambers. A measuring system provided with electronic circuitry and acoustical apparatus delivers a controlled acoustical signal to the chamber containing the fibrous material. A sensor senses acoustical signal generated by a source but altered by the fibrous material within the chamber. Signals corresponding to the source signal and the sensed signal are both fed to a comparator which in turn emits a signal proportional to the volume and density, or thermal insulating value of material contained in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Unisul, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Kaine, Homer G. Woten, Everett S. Willston
  • Patent number: 4662907
    Abstract: A small-size, handling-convenient apparatus for removing humidity from compressed air. According to the present apparatus compressed air is cooled without using a cooling device, and the water content and oil content in the compressed air is captured for removal by a stainless net instead of a porous filtering material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Sanai Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiko Yoshida
  • Patent number: 4657056
    Abstract: A cutting tool assembly for a log debarker. A cutting tool is provided having an elongated leading cutting edge and a key member. The key member fits into the load carrying slot portion of the head of the tool shaft, and the tool is then secured to the tool shaft head with a plurality of retainer bolts. The tool shaft head is machined at an angle of generally five degrees relative to the axis of an incoming log so as to slant the orientation of the tool and its leading edge. Thus, an incoming log will impact initially a central location of the tool and not its full length. A tensioning device places the tool shaft in tension about a pivot axis and the outermost tip of the tool continually points towards the center line of an incoming log as the tool shaft pivots about this pivot axis. Every other tool is extended a slight distance further towards the incoming log than the adjacent tools by an extension spacer or washer to further reduce the shock loading previously encountered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Inventor: James H. Hutson
  • Patent number: 4655297
    Abstract: A convertible spreader-grader assembly convertible between a spreader-grader mode and a box scraper mode. The assembly includes a pair of spaced skid sleds, an interior framework positioned between and connected to them to maintain them in parallel longitudinal relation, and a hitch assembly connected to the framework for attaching the assembly to a suitable tractor. At least one cutter assembly extends between the skid sleds and is connected thereto by an adjustable mounting mechanism which provides for a plurality of positions of the cutting plate relative to the ground. For each position the blade assumes the same angle to the ground but has a different height of its lower edge relative to the ground. A plate extends between the skid sleds at a rear portion thereof. It is pivotally connected to them and can pivot between an upper horizontal position wherein earth and soil can pass underneath wherein the assembly defines its spreader grader mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1987
    Assignee: Robert P. Chatelain
    Inventor: Leverence Bourgeois, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4653210
    Abstract: This invention relates to a firearm and more particularly to a firearm having a bolt action in which a bolt is arranged for axial and rotational movement in a receiver and an extractor system operable in combination with the movement of the bolt relative to the bolt receiver. The bolt includes lugs having a locking surface which engages a locking wall formed on a cooperating lug on the receiver when the bolt is in the firing position. Both the locking surface and locking wall are arranged at cooperating angles and are conically shaped so as to insure that the axis of the bolt and receiver will be concentric when the bolt is locked in the firing position. In the event of a cartridge rupture the angle of the locking wall causes some of the forces generated by the rupture to be diverted at an angle from the axis, thereby minimizing the shearing stresses on the receiver lugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Inventor: Charles R. Poff, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4653953
    Abstract: A sucker rod construction including a connector member being formed to define a rod receptacle having a closed axially inner end and an open axially outer end. The rod receptacle has a plurality of axially spaced, tapered annular surfaces. The end of a cylindrical fiberglass rod is received within said rod receptacle through the outer end and cooperates therewith to define an annular chamber between the outer surface of the end of the rod and the tapered annular surfaces. A bonding material is positioned in the annular chamber and bonds the outer surface of the end of the rod and the tapered annular surfaces. Each of the annular surfaces has an angle of taper with respect to the outer surface of the fiberglass rod, and each angle of taper is progressively less toward the open end by at least one and one-half degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Assignee: Morrison Molded Fiber Glass Company
    Inventors: Roger A. Anderson, James L. Goodman, John D. Tickle, A. Keith Liskey
  • Patent number: 4649706
    Abstract: A hydraulic feed control system for log debarkers having three infeed and three outfeed rolls. Each roll is driven by its own hydraulic motor. Each infeed motor is connected in series with a corresponding outfeed motor whereby three pairs of motors are defined. The hydraulic fluid is pumped through a three way flow divider which divides the fluid equally to each of these pairs. Each of the motors has a special crossover relief with a directional flow control that will prevent the excessive pressure that may be created by one of the motors in the series from effecting the pressure to the other motors. The special relief is also provided with a direct line into the oil reservoir which if needed either of the motors in series may siphon oil from the reservoir through the directional flow control valve without affecting the other motor. The return line from the outfeed (down flow) motor joins a common return which is separate from the relief return to tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Inventor: James H. Hutson
  • Patent number: 4642253
    Abstract: An insulating material for pipes which consists of a layer of insulation and a sleeve that surrounds the pipe with the insulating layer being asymmetrically arranged relative to the pipe which is to be insulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Assignee: Missel GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Rudolf Ruoff-Schafer
  • Patent number: 4641415
    Abstract: Means for gripping and releasing tools and attachments used with a machine tool, especially a grinding machine equipped with a form grinding head, comprising a grinding wheel adaptor (22) a dresser roll cartridge (14) both provided with end compartments (25, 54) having a slot (35) adapted to be engaged by collet-type gripping apparatus (36) being part of maneuvering apparatus (37) also comprising a thrusting apparatus (40) adapted to selectively actuate locking apparatus (27) for the grinding wheel adaptor (22) on the spindle and locking apparatus for the dresser roll cartridge (14) on a movable support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Assignee: Berthiez-Saint-Etienne
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Charra
  • Patent number: 4635393
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a device for killing ants and other insects by electrocution. The device includes an elongated shaft or probe for insertion into the anthill and an adapter for connecting the device to an electrical source. A charge ring is spaced from a charge plate between which ants can pass. When ants attack the device having been inserted into the anthill, those that find themselves between the charge plate and the charge ring will short circuit the device causing the ants to be electrocuted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Inventors: Harry L. Pfeffer, Sr., Harry L. Pfeffer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4635055
    Abstract: A self contained hot stick mounted radio transmitting module may be temporarily pushed against the power conductor of an electrical transmission line. The module is capable of measuring the temperature of the conductor, and the temperature of the ambient air. It may also measure the electrical potential of the conductor. An alternative module is also capable of measuring current, potential, frequency and power factor (or the Fourier components thereof). The modules transmit these parameters to a local receiver where the data may be displayed. The receiver also may be connected by an appropriate data transmission link, to a power control center.The modules are donut shaped and open like a pair of jaws. One or more spring loaded temperature probes are located such that they may be pushed against a power line when a "donut" is mounted to a hot stick with the jaws open.Power to an open module is supplied by a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Assignee: Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation
    Inventors: Roosevelt A. Fernandes, William R. Smith-Vaniz, John E. Burbank, III, Richard L. Sieron
  • Patent number: 4632565
    Abstract: A single-pass blending apparatus for blending particulate solids including a blending bin having a bin wall, an upper bin end, a lower bin end, a first bin opening passing through the bin wall, and a second bin opening passing through the bin wall and spaced vertically and horizontally from the first bin opening. The bin wall defines a bin chamber. A plurality of flow openings pass through the lower bin end. A blending chamber is positioned beneath the bin chamber and communicates with the bin chamber through the flow openings. A first external blending tube is positioned outside of the blending bin and has an upper tube end communicating with the first bin opening and a lower tube end external of the bin chamber and communicating with the blending chamber. A second external blending tube is positioned outside of the blending bin and has an upper tube end communicating with the second bin opening and a lower tube end external of the bin chamber and communicating with the blending chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Assignee: The Young Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Mahoney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4630979
    Abstract: Locking and unlocking device for cartridge-type tools used in a toolholder mounted on a machine tool ram comprises transmission apparatus (20) connected to control apparatus (24) and arranged to slide axially within a rotating block (23), said transmission apparatus carrying a pin (19) operable to selectively actuate any of several secondary plungers (12) slidably mounted in hydraulic cylinders (11) provided in the toolholder (3), said cylinders being connected via ducts (10) to hydraulic chambers (8) in the top of the toolholder, and said cartridge tools (6) being carried in hollows (5) therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Assignee: Berthiez-Saint-Etienne
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Roux
  • Patent number: 4622952
    Abstract: A process for the treatment of cancer by the application of external electromagnetic energy capable of achieving biophysical alterations in the intracellular structure of cancer cells in living tissue, including stimulation of intracellular production of interferon. The process accomplishes these biophysical alterations by tuning an external electromagnetic energy to the resonant energy absorption frequencies of the intracellular structure of the selected cells and then exposing the subject to this tuned electromagnetic energy field. Alternatively, the field can be tuned to the frequency which has been calculated to be closest to the resonant frequency of the cancer cells and furthest from the resonant frequency of the normal cells. The process may be further enhanced by the intracellular absorption of selected materials designed to alter the magnetic susceptibility and therefore the resonant energy absorption frequency of the intracellular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Inventor: Robert T. Gordon
  • Patent number: D288663
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1987
    Assignee: Societe d'Etudes de Chimie et de Therapie Appliquees-Laboratoires de Cosmetologie Yves Rocher-S.E.C.T.A.
    Inventor: Francois Thieffry