Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm M. Lawrence Oliverio
  • Patent number: 6428456
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming containers with reinforced edges, comprising: a roll for feeding a flexible film; a forming collar upstream of a first tube around which the film is wrapped; a device for heat-sealing the longitudinal flaps of the film wrapped around the tube so as to form an enclosure, wherein the first tube tapers into a second tube and at the tapering region there is provided at least one insertion element which acts at right angles to the surface of the film, so as to form at least one rib which is directed toward the inside of the enclosure, and further comprising a sealing device for at least partially heat-sealing the at least one rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: BP EUROPACK S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sergio Visona', Giorgio Trani, Marion Sterner
  • Patent number: 5431814
    Abstract: A rotary filtration apparatus for separating a selected material suspended in a fluid, the apparatus comprising a housing having a selected axis of rotation, the housing being rotatably mounted on a rotation device which rotates the housing about the selected axis of rotation of the housing; the housing sealably enclosing and defining a fluid sealed cavity extending radially outwardly from the axis of the housing; a filter mounted within the cavity of the housing such that the cavity is divided into at least a first fluid retentive input chamber and a second fluid retentive output chamber, the input and output chambers being disposed on opposite sides of the filter; a fluid input line sealably communicating with the fluid input chamber for feeding the material suspended in the fluid into the input chamber under a selected pressure; the filter being selectively permeable to the fluid under the selected pressure and selectively impermeable to the selected material under the selected pressure, the fluid being fe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1995
    Inventor: Glen Jorgensen
  • Patent number: 5354860
    Abstract: A process for preparing S-(-)-3-morpholino-4-(3-tert-butylamino-2-hydroxypropoxy)-1,2,5-thiadiazol e hemihydrate, i.e. S-timolol hemihydrate, wherein the compound is crystallized in optically pure form as the hemihydrate from a mixture containing an organic solvent, water and S-timolol base. This process can be used in the purification of S-timolol, especially for the removal of the corresponding R-enantiomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Inventor: Markku Peralampi
  • Patent number: 5161111
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for operating a process line in a spinning mill comprising various regions, for example comprising at least the regions blow room, spinning preparation and spinning, with each region being put together from several textile machines which operate in series and/or in parallel and form a machine plane, and with the individual series connected textile machines producing different fiber structures, wherein raw fiber material which enters into the blow room is obtained as spun yarn at the output of the spinning mill, is characterized in that one measures at least one quality feature of the respectively produced fiber structure at at least some textile machines in each of the named regions and uses it to regulate the respective textile machine or an earlier textile machine of the same region; and in that correction values are formed from at least some of the quality features measured in the spinning preparation and spinning regions and are used to influence the operation of a textile machin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1992
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Reinhard Oehler, Urs Meyer, Jurg Bischofberger
  • Patent number: 5140787
    Abstract: A high density storage facility comprising: a building enclosing a rectangular floor area of certain length and width; a plurality of rectangular storage racks of certain height divided from top to bottom into storage slots, the slots extending the rectangular length of the racks and being open and accessible for inserting and removing objects into and from the width ends of the racks; the racks being disposed within the enclosed rectangular floor area and including a mechanism for rolling the racks along the floor area; the building including a wall disposed substantially parallel to a lengthwise side of the rectangular floor area, the wall including doors selectively disposed along the length of the wall for providing access to all of the width ends of all of the racks; the racks being rollably movable along the length of the enclosed rectangular floor area for providing access to the width ends of the racks from the doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Inventor: John Corcoran
  • Patent number: 5117928
    Abstract: Apparatus for receiving and sorting a plurality of pieces of flatware for delivery of the flatware to a holding or storage mechanism, the apparatus comprising a tube mechanism comprising a wall forming a tube having an open end for slidable delivery of the flatware pieces to a holding mechanism, the tube mechanism having a selected length, a selected internal volume and a slot extending lengthwise in the wall for receiving pieces of flatware lengthwise through the slot, the flatware pieces having a selected length and depth. The tube mechanism is pivotably mounted on a support structure at a selected point along the length of the tube mechanism such that the slot is disposed upwardly for receiving the pieces of flatware downwardly through the slot and into the internal volume of the tube mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Inventor: Clyde Weihe
  • Patent number: 5104201
    Abstract: Hub apparatus for isolating the frame of a lightweight vehicle from shock imparted to a wheel on which the vehicle is mounted, the hub apparatus comprising an inner annular axle hub to which the frame is directly connected; an outer annular wheel hub surrounding the inner hub and connected directly to the wheel; an intermediate annular resiliently compressible spring engaged against opposing surfaces of the inner and outer hubs and separating the opposing surfaces of the hubs from each other; the intermediate spring being compressible such that shock imparted to the wheel is absorbed by compression of the spring between the opposing surfaces of the hubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Inventor: Michael G. Ross
  • Patent number: 5102240
    Abstract: A rotatable member (3) has on its outside surface a contoured surface portion (15) which widens conically upwards in diameter, is contiguous with a lubricant storage chamber (14) and extends axially to near a bearing (11) by which the rotatable member (3) is rotatably mounted in a housing (4). Lubricant discharging downwardly by gravity from the bearing (11) returns upwardly along the surface part (15) and reaches a zone which is below the bearing (11) and from which the same takes up lubricant. The bearing (11) is therefore supplied with lubricant during the rotation of the rotatable member (3) so that uniform lubrication in a thin layer is ensured. The mounting is used more particularly in a cap of a cap spinning machine or cap twisting machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Peter Oehy, Rainer Busch
  • Patent number: 5097539
    Abstract: An improved hygienic spray apparatus for use in connection with a toilet bowl comprising a crescent-shaped shelf integrally protruding from the forward right hand side of a toilet bowl, the shelf and the bowl comprising a unitary body; the toilet bowl comprising a main bowl portion for holding water therein supplied by a first source of water, the main bowl portion having an open top for receiving waste therethrough into the water; the shelf having an aperture in a top surface thereof for mounting a water spray mechanism therein, the water spray mechanism being connected to one end of a flexible hose, the other end of the hose being connected to a second source of water; the shelf forming an enclosed chamber around the outside surface of the main bowl portion of the toilet bowl; the shelf being disposed on the right hand side of the bowl below the rim of the open top such that the water spray mechanism is readily manually accessible by a person sitting over the main bowl for ready removal from the mounting ap
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Inventor: Virginia K. Tchorbadjian
  • Patent number: 5095690
    Abstract: In the donning and doffing operation of a spinning machine, a tube (20) is pushed onto a packaged tube (14), whereby the thread (7) remains unbroken. The package (14) and the tube (20) are rotated together, until a few turns of the thread (7) are wound on to the tube (20). The tube (20) is subsequently held and the packaged tube containing the package (14) is removed. Subsequently, the empty spindle (15) is guided into the tube (20) for subsequent spinning operations without the necessity for removing overwindings which normally occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Rainer Busch, Ludek Malina, Andre Lattion
  • Patent number: 5092000
    Abstract: Apparatus for converting a swimming pool into a skating rink and preserving the structural integrity of the pool, the pool comprising a water basin having a rim extending around the top edge of the basin, the basin being filled with water up to a predetermined level below the rim, the apparatus comprising a plurality of impact resistant cornices overlying the rim and extending around the circumference of the pool in sequential array; each cornice comprising a top plate overlying the top edge of the pool and a flange plate attached to and extending the length of the forward edge of the top plate, the flange plate extending downwardly into the basin a predetermined level below the surface of the water within the basin; the cornices being sequentially arranged around the rim of the pool such that the left side of the flange plate of each cornice is aligned substantially parallel to and closely adjacent to the right side of the flange plate of each immediately adjacent cornice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Inventor: R. Rand Cushing
  • Patent number: 5075968
    Abstract: Method of forming a nozzle for use in air jet thread spinning processes, the nozzle comprising a body of selected steel material having a thread passage with an axis extending the longitudinal length of the body and one or more lateral bores entering tangentially into the passage, the method comprising the steps of selecting a raw unhardened steel material which is hardenable by heat or nitriding treatment; forming the body of the nozzle including the passage and the lateral bores out of the selected raw steel material; and hardening the formed body of raw steel material to a hardness of at least about 50 HRC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Herbert Stalder, Werner Oeggerli
  • Patent number: 5072487
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cleaning the interior of ductwork or similar conduit from within, the apparatus comprising a small, pneumatically powered and controlled carriage of a size maneuverable inside the duct, with nozzle means provided for directing cleaning and disinfecting fluids, under pressure, at the walls of the duct, to execute a method of cleaning and disinfecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Assignee: J. F. Walton & Co., Inc.
    Inventor: James F. Walton
  • Patent number: 5065951
    Abstract: A thread receiving tube for use in a high speed thread spinning machine having rotatably driven spindles mounted on the machine for effecting thread spinning, the tube comprising a hollow tubular body including at least at its upper end a stabilizing member, which grips into an axial aperture in the top of the spindle, the member comprising longitudinal downwardly extending lips which engage the inside surface of the axial aperture of the spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Rainer Busch, Ludek Malina
  • Patent number: 5062242
    Abstract: A high density storage facility comprising: a building enclosing a rectangular floor area of certain length and width; a plurality of rectangular storage racks of certain height divided from top to bottom into storage slots, the slots extending the rectangular length of the racks and being open and accessible for inserting and removing objects into and from the width ends of the racks; the racks being disposed within the enclosed rectangular floor area and including a mechanism for rolling the racks along the foor area; the building including a wall disposed substantially parallel to a lengthwise side of the rectangular floor area, the wall including doors selectively disposed along the length of the wall for providing access to all of the width ends of all of the racks; the racks being rollalby movable along the length of the enclosed rectangular floor areas for providing access to the width ends of the racks from the doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Inventor: John Corcoran
  • Patent number: 5058161
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing identification and/or verification at predetermined checkpoints is provided. A selected radiation, such as an RF signal or an ultrasonic signal at a predetermined frequency, is transmitted at the checkpoint. Each identifyee has a unit such as a card, badge or other token or device which detects the predetermined radiation. The unit also stores a predetermined coded value, at least a predetermined portion of which is changed at selected time intervals in accordance with an algorithm, the algorithm being such that that the value of the predetermined portion of the stored coded value at any given time is nonpredictable. In response to the detection of the selected radiation, the unit presents an indication of the current stored coded value to the checkpoint, the checkpoint responding to the predetermined coded value for identifying the identifyee of the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Inventor: Kenneth Weiss
  • Patent number: 5056125
    Abstract: A discharge module positionable between a high-voltage power supply and an X-ray tube for discharging any capacitive voltage remaining on the cable connecting the same. The discharge module includes a low-voltage control portion which is optically coupled to a high-voltage portion that includes a switch for activating a discharging resistor series. The module also monitors the current through the X-ray tube to initiate a fault if the current exceeds a predetermined maximum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Inventor: Robert Beland
  • Patent number: 5023769
    Abstract: A power supply for an X-ray tube having a feedback loop for regulating the high-voltage output signal of the power supply and allowing operation from AC lines of different voltage characteristics. The single-phase components of the input AC line voltage pass through separate silicon controlled rectifiers before being applied to a step-up transformer. The high-voltage transformer output is monitored by a shielded resistor divider and processed to produce a low-voltage control signal for controlling the input rectifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Electromed International Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Beland
  • Patent number: 5023908
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing improved security for a personal identification number (PIN) in a personal identification and verification system of the type wherein a time dependent nonpredictable code is generated at a device in the possession of the individual, which code is unique to the individual and this code is communicated to, and compared with a nonpredictable code generated at, a central verification computer. In this system, the PIN is mixed with the nonpredictable code before transmission of these values to the central verification computer. a nonsecret code is previously transmitted to the central verification computer and is used to retrieve the PIN and the appropriate nonpredictable code for the user. These values are used to strip the PIN from the transmitted nonpredictable code and the stripped PIN and remaining nonpredictable code are compared with the corresponding retrieved values in order to determine verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Inventor: Kenneth Weiss
  • Patent number: 5020188
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cleaning the interior of ductwork or similar conduit from within, the apparatus comprising a small, pneumatically powered and controlled sled of a size maneuverable inside the duct, with nozzle means provided for directing cleaning and disinfecting fluids, under pressure, at the walls of the duct, to execute a method of cleaning and disinfecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: J. F. Walton & Co., Inc.
    Inventor: James Walton