Patents Represented by Law Firm Lockwood, Dewey, Alex & Cummings
  • Patent number: 4450028
    Abstract: Multi-layered enclosures are provided which include extruded tubing laminated between two extruded sheets of coextruded film in order to rapidly produce an unusually tough enclosure having longitudinal side walls that are free of internal seams while providing superior fluid barrier properties. When desired, the multi-layered enclosure is transformed into a multi-layered bag or pouch by sealing the multi-layered enclosure together along one or more locations interconnecting the longitudinal or side edges of the multi-layered enclosure to thereby cross seal together the sheets, the tubing, and the internal surfaces of the tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1984
    Assignee: Vilutis and Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Leonard J. Vilutis
  • Patent number: 4446214
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for forming metal battery terminals and to the terminals produced thereby for use with battery containers fabricated from thermally deformable materials such as polypropylene which involves casting the metal directly into place within and through the wall of such container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1984
    Assignee: The Richardson Company
    Inventor: Verlin A. Mocas
  • Patent number: 4444630
    Abstract: Acid electroplating baths for bright zinc plating containing a zinc salt, ammonium chloride and bath additives which include a carrier component comprising an alkyl substituted ammonium propoxylate salt, preferably a trialkylammonium propoxylate salt, and a lower molecular weight alkyl substituted naphthalene sulfonic acid, or bath soluble salt thereof, in combination with other brighteners and grain refiners for providing bright, ductile, fine grained, adherent deposits over a broad current density range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1984
    Assignee: Richardson Chemical Company
    Inventor: Carl Steinecker
  • Patent number: 4444656
    Abstract: Classifying apparatus and methods for the separation of solids of differing sizes includes a screening deck having an inclined frame and a screen in the frame on which the solids are deposited and moved downwardly. A plurality of beams extend beneath the screen transversely of the frame and the ends of the beam are mounted to the frame by a resilient mounting to isolate vibrations of the beam from the frame. A tappet assembly is fixed to each of the beams and contacts the underside of the screen and a vibrator motor is mounted to each of the beams to directly vibrate the beam, the tappet assembly of each beam, and the screen. Controls may be provided for independently operating each of the vibrators to vary one or both of the frequency or the amplitude of the vibrations of the screen over its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1984
    Assignee: Production Engineered Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald W. Nelson, Robert D. Nelson
  • Patent number: 4444601
    Abstract: Substrates, especially those having plated metal surfaces, are subjected to passivation treatments in baths that incorporate one or more film-forming agents at least one of which does not require chromium and includes anions or cations of elements other than chromium. Typically, the anions or cations are introduced as bath-soluble salts which react with the plated surface of the substrate to form an adherent, coherent passivation surface film. Also present within these baths are a source of hydrogen ions and a bath-soluble carboxylic acid or derivative activator for enhancing the rate of the passivation reaction. Articles passivated in baths incorporating these film-forming agents have a hydrophobic surface that exhibits corrosion resistance and that typically has a bright finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1984
    Assignee: Richardson Chemical Company
    Inventor: Joseph L. Greene
  • Patent number: 4438403
    Abstract: A fault indicator for indicating the occurrence of a fault current in a power distribution system includes a test-point-mounted circuit module and a remotely-mounted indicator module. The indicator module incorporates a bidirectional magnetic winding and a magnetic indicating element having a magnetic state conditioned by energization of the winding. Upon the occurrence of a fault in the power system trip circuitry within the circuit module energizes the winding with current in one direction to condition the indicator element to a fault-indicating magnetic state. Upon restoration of current in the system, reset circuitry within the circuit module energizes the winding with current in the opposite direction to condition the indicator to a reset-indicating magnetic state. The use of currents of opposite direction in a single magnetic winding provides greater flux density at the indicating element, and enables the indicator module to be connected to the circuit module by means of a two conductor cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Inventor: Edmund O. Schweitzer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4436093
    Abstract: A battery powered external pacer operable in fixed-rate and demand modes includes a sense amplifier having an active notch filter system for attenuating power line interference. The filter system comprises four separate data channels each including a transmission gate synchronously driven by pacer clock pulses for frequency stability. Charges developed on capacitors in each data channel are summed by an output capacitor to avoid the need for amplifiers in each channel. A detector having two comparators for detecting positive and negative directed R-wave components derives heart pulses from the amplified signal. A pulse-driven reference supply having very low power consumption provides operating bias required by the detector. A battery monitor having a single comparator simultaneously monitors supply voltage for low and unusable voltage levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1984
    Assignee: Norland Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth W. Belt
  • Patent number: 4434529
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for monitoring the diameter of sausages and providing a visual display of the diameters. A sausage contact means is mounted along a conveyor which carries the sausages from the stuffing apparatus. The sausage contact means monitors the diameter of the sausages moving along the conveyor, and any difference between these diameters and a selected standard diameter is displayed on a statistical analyzer visible to the operator of the stuffing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1984
    Assignee: Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald W. Jensen
  • Patent number: 4432826
    Abstract: A coextruded film having an integral tear path is provided such that the tear path has a thickness that is smaller than the overall thickness of the coextruded film, said product being formed by a method and on an apparatus that introduces an elongated void in at least one of the extrudates before being combined with other extrudates into the coextruded film, said elongated void accounting for the reduced thickness of the tear path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1984
    Assignee: Health-Ex Corporation
    Inventors: Walter P. Scarberry, Charles K. Vollman
  • Patent number: 4431787
    Abstract: Polymerizable acrylic monomers, and anaerobic adhesives which contain such monomers, wherein the acrylic monomers contain internal chain unsaturation in addition to terminal acrylic unsaturation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1984
    Assignee: Eschem Inc.
    Inventor: Gerhardt P. Werber
  • Patent number: 4428208
    Abstract: An oil control system and regulator for controlling the oil level in the crankcase of one or more refrigeration compressors or the like are disclosed. The regulator comprises a shell and end cap closures defining a closed chamber for containing the oil. An inlet extends through one of the end cap closures and includes a float controlled valve for admitting liquid to the chamber as necessary to maintain the oil level in the chamber and compressor crankcases and also includes a piston which is movable up and down to adjust the float and the oil level in the regulator chamber. A threaded adjusting pin extends through the end cap closure and into the chamber and threads on the adjusting pin are threaded through a coupling bracket which couples the pin with the piston to move the piston, float and valve for adjusting the oil level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1984
    Assignee: AC&R Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Krause
  • Patent number: 4424512
    Abstract: A fault indicator for indicating the occurrence of a fault current in an alternating current conductor includes a pair of parallel-spaced reed switches in magnetic communication with the conductor. The reed siwtches are electrically connected in parallel by a magnetically conductive bridging element at one end of the pair and by a non-magnetically conductive bridging element at the other end of the pair. A permanent magnet bridging the non-magnetic bridge establishes a magnetic bias circuit which extends serially through the switches to increase the sensitivity of each switch to a fault current during a respective half-cycle of the alternating current cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1984
    Inventor: Edmund O. Schweitzer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4421652
    Abstract: A fluid treating apparatus and method are provided which employ finely subdivided surface active particles arranged in loose bed form and confined within a treating tank by means which prevent the escape of such particles but which permits fluid flow therethrough at a high rate with a minimum pressure drop. In an important embodiment, the apparatus and method of this invention are particularly directed to the treatment of water with fine mesh ion cation exchange resin particles of below 50 mesh size, and preferably 100 to 200 mesh or smaller, measured on a dry basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1983
    Assignee: Fluid Power Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Don E. Heskett
  • Patent number: 4420078
    Abstract: A carrying case for a portable cardiac pacer having physician-actuable controls on the top and front panels of its housing includes a body portion having front, rear, side and bottom panels forming an open-ended enclosure in which the pacer is received. A first hinge-mounted flap extending across the open-end of the enclosure and a second hinge-mounted flap extending across the front panel of the body portion are secured at their free ends by a snap-fastener to the front panel of the body portion so as to retain the pacer securely seated within the enclosure. each of the flap panels includes a rigid portion overlying the associated panel controls of the pacer to prevent inadvertent actuation of the controls by pressure applied externally to the carrying case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1983
    Assignee: Norland Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Belt, John S. Mattson
  • Patent number: 4419037
    Abstract: An auger-hopper construction for mounting at the tailgate of a truck includes a pair of hoppers, one of which is stationarily and removably mounted to the truck, and the second of which is pivotally mounted to the first hopper adjacent an opening in the bottom of the first hopper. The second hopper also includes an opening adjacent its bottom at which an auger tube is swivelly mounted. The auger tube, by virtue of the pivotal and swivel mountings is pivotable in a 90.degree. arc in a plane perpendicular to the axis of the pivotal movement and is swivelable in a 180.degree. arc in a plane which is parallel to the axis of the pivotal movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1983
    Inventor: Donald W. Niewold
  • Patent number: 4414707
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing the casing from sausages is improved by modifying the product loading horn with a structure that brings about venturi effects whereby fluid for conditioning the casing is impelled through the product loading horn and contacts the casing within the product loading horn at a velocity greater than the velocity at which the conditioning fluid is supplied to the apparatus. The venturi aspects of the apparatus insure thorough conditioning of the casing while substantially eliminating escape of the conditioning fluid to the environment. The improved structure includes restricted passageways at fluid interfaces where the conditioning fluid enters the product loading horn and after the conditioning fluid exits the product loading horn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1983
    Assignee: Oscar Mayer & Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Ernest E. Koken
  • Patent number: 4414543
    Abstract: A ground fault indicator for a multi-phase power distribution system includes a split-core magnetic pole assembly having a gap within which is developed a magnetic flux representative of the vector sum of the currents in the individual phase conductors of the system. A magnetic reed switch positioned within the gap responds to the summation current in the gap to trip an indicating circuit in a remotely mounted indicating module in the event of a ground fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1983
    Inventor: Edmund O. Schweitzer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4414203
    Abstract: A powder for the treatment of periodontal disorders comprises a mixture of evenly exsiccated potassium alum and sodium bicarbonate in a ratio, by weight, of approximately 2:1 of the potassium alum to sodium bicarbonate. The powder may be mixed with sufficient liquid to form a paste and flavoring, sweetening, coloring, scenting and antiseptic ingredients may be added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1983
    Inventor: Alberto M. Cabardo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4413811
    Abstract: An improved water-cooled, liningless cupola wherein the lower portion of the water-cooled body section, including the high heat area above the tuyeres, tapers inwardly toward the bottom with the taper terminating a short distance above the tuyeres and with the remainder of the bottom end of the body section, which includes the tuyere area, being either cylindrical or outwardly tapered. Preferably, the cylindrical or outwardly tapered bottom end portion plus an upper adjacent section of the inwardly tapered lower portion are provided with a multiplicity of interiorly projecting studs which serve to anchor the initial refractory lining and, thereafter, skull after it is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1983
    Assignee: Whiting Corporation
    Inventor: William A. VanDril
  • Patent number: D274029
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1984
    Assignee: Bunn-O-Matic Corporation
    Inventor: Donald L. Daugherty