Patents Represented by Law Firm Merriam, Marshall, Shapiro & Klose
  • Patent number: 4071562
    Abstract: Provided are compounds of the formula ##STR1## wherein R and R.sub.1 are the same or different lower alkyl groups and R.sub.3 is hydrogen or CHO--.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1978
    Assignee: Marion Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian William Mathison, William Ebenezer Solomons, Raymond Henry Jones
  • Patent number: 4070147
    Abstract: A method of heating a closed metal shell defining a tank having top and bottom portions, comprising positioning a substantially vertical metal tube to extend upwardly from about the bottom of the tank to an opening in the tank top, said tube having insulation for retarding heat flow from the tank interior space into the tube interior space, providing the tank top portion with a plurality of hot gas exhaust ports communicating with the tank upper interior space and the atmosphere, positioning a burner in the bottom portion of the tube, firing the burner with a fuel and directing the resulting flame and hot combustion gases from the burner away from the tube to heat the metal shell, and controllably venting hot gases from the tank through the exhaust ports to the atmosphere by a natural-draft stack-effect thereby reducing the pressure in the tube and inducing atmospheric air to flow downwardly into and through the tube to the burner to supply oxygen for combustion of the fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1978
    Assignee: Chicago Bridge & Iron Company
    Inventors: Orwill Granger Sikora, Donald Sheneman
  • Patent number: 4059302
    Abstract: A sling comprising a plurality of metal chains placed in side-by-side parallel arrangement, a metal terminal at each end of the sling, with both the ends of at least some of the chain lengths being connected thereto, the metal chains being positioned with the links in a plurality of rows lateral to the length of the sling, and a flexible metal cable threaded in a serpentine manner through the center of all the links in a plurality of adjoining rows for most of the length of the sling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1977
    Assignee: Liftex Slings, Inc.
    Inventor: George Barthule
  • Patent number: 4059586
    Abstract: Provided are novel 5-alkoxy-2-alkyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolines of the formula ##STR1## wherein A is CHO--, HOOC--CH.dbd.CH--, or HOOC--CH.sub.2 --CH.sub.2 --, R and R.sub.1 are the same or different lower alkyl groups, and acid addition salts and quaternary ammonium salts thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1977
    Assignee: Marion Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian William Mathison, William Ebenezer Solomons, Raymond Henry Jones
  • Patent number: 4053076
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a glass bottle coated with a multi-layer protective film comprising high polymer substances, and a method for producing such a coated glass bottle. More particularly, the invention is concerned with a glass bottle designed for containing carbonated beverages such as soft drinks or beer, wherein the beverages must be maintained under pressurized conditions, said bottle being coated on its outer wall by spraying or otherwise applying a plurality of protective films. Still more particularly, the present invention is directed to a "return-type" glass bottle for carbonated beverages such as soft drinks and beer, wherein the glass bottles are designed for repeated use, each cycle of which requires washing and sterilizing steps prior to filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1977
    Assignee: The Dexter Corporation
    Inventors: Richard W. Vogel, Nick N. Suciu, IV, Milton A. Glaser, John A. Szwedo
  • Patent number: 4052090
    Abstract: A multiport swivel joint suitable for use in loading a tanker at an off-shore mooring terminal comprises a plurality of toroidal or doughnut-shaped conduits which are horizontally arranged and vertically spaced along a common vertical axis. Each toroidal conduit comprises an inner fixed section and an outer section which is arranged for rotation about the common axis, with a suitable rotary seal between the inner stationary and the outer rotatable sections of the toroidal conduit. Inlet connections are made for each fluid stream to a separate one of the inner stationary sections, while the corresponding outlet connections are made at the rotatable outer sections, each of which communicates with and rotates with the tanker about the mooring terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1977
    Assignee: Chicago Bridge & Iron Company
    Inventor: Donald Claude Stafford
  • Patent number: 4051152
    Abstract: Benzopyrans of the formula ##STR1## wherein n represents 0 or 1, R is an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl-lower alkyl group or a cycloalkyl-lower alkyl group, R.sub.1 is hydrogen or ##STR2## wherein R.sub.4 is lower alkyl, phenyl, cycloalkyl-lower alkyl or aryl-lower alkyl, R.sub.2 is a lower alkyl and R.sub.3 is hydrogen or one or two lower alkyl groups, pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds, and uses of the compounds as tranquilizers and analgesics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1977
    Assignee: Sharps Associates
    Inventors: Raj Kumar Razdan, Haldean Cloyce Dalzell, Patricia Herlihy
  • Patent number: 4050236
    Abstract: A clock has an ornamental pendulum which serves an aesthetic function but does not control the clock mechanism. The pendulum is mounted for free swinging movement on an oscillating shaft in such a manner that, when the pendulum swings in synchronism with the oscillating shaft, the pendulum will be driven by the shaft, but, when the pendulum swings out of synchronism with the oscillating shaft, the pendulum will eventually stop swinging. Adjusting structure is provided to impart to the pendulum a natural period of swing which is in synchronism with the oscillating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1977
    Assignee: Spartus Corporation
    Inventor: Christian M. J. Jauch
  • Patent number: 4047870
    Abstract: A molding press for forming articles from thermoplastic sheet materials comprises a generally hollow, fluid-tight housing, the lower surface of which comprises a flexible gas-tight diaphragm. The housing is movably positioned above a flat base, on which there is placed a mold covered with a softened sheet of thermoplastic material. During a molding cycle, the housing is lowered and interlocked with the base bringing the diaphragm adjacent the mold, and a fluid under pressure is introduced into the housing, causing the diaphragm to exert a uniform force on the thermoplastic sheet and forcing it to assume the contours of the mold. The base is equipped with mechanical and electrical interlock means which cooperate with the housing to insure that the fluid pressure cannot be applied until the housing and the base are safely interlocked and that the housing cannot be separated from the base while fluid pressure is supplied to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1977
    Inventor: Fulvio Smaldone
  • Patent number: 4043607
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and device for controlling a hydraulic disc brake, particularly for heavy-transport aircraft, wherein the functioning of the brake is servo-controlled so that the braking torque which it exerts follows the variations of a predetermined reference torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1977
    Assignee: Societe Nationale Industrielle Aerospatiale
    Inventors: Louis Signorelli, Alain Yves Louis Marcel Geoffroy
  • Patent number: 4042708
    Abstract: There are provided processes for preparing compounds of the formula: ##STR1## (wherein R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3 and R.sup.4, which may be the same or different, each represent hydrogen, hydroxy, alkenyl, alkanoyl or alkyl, andX represents a hydrocarbon chain containing from 2 to 10 carbon atoms, optionally substituted by a hydroxy group) and pharmaceutically acceptable derivatives thereof, and pharmaceutical compositions containing them.The compounds are antagonists of the slow reacting substance of anaphylaxis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1977
    Assignee: Fisons Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Brian Lee, David Norman Hardern, John Raymond Bantick
  • Patent number: 4042694
    Abstract: Novel heterocyclic esters of benzopyranopyridines represented by the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 is hydrogen, lower alkyl, lower alkanoyl, cycloalkyl-lower alkyl, cycloalkyl-lower alkanoyl, lower alkenyl, lower alkynyl, halo-loweralkenyl, phenyl-lower alkyl, phenyl-lower alkenyl or phenyl-lower alkynyl; R.sub.2 is lower alkyl; R.sub.3 is an alkyl having one to twenty carbon atoms or a cycloalkyl-lower alkyl, Y is a straight or branched chain alkylene having one to eight carbon atoms, and R.sub.4 is a group of the formula ##STR2## a is an integer from 1 to 4, b is an integer from 1 to 4 and X is CH.sub.2, O, S or N--R.sub.5 with R.sub.5 being hydrogen or lower alkyl, with the limitation that when X is O, S or N--R.sub.5, a and b each must be 2 and R.sub.6 is hydrogen or a lower alkyl group bonded to a carbon in the ring; and the acid addition salts thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1977
    Assignee: Sharps Associates
    Inventors: Louis Selig Harris, Harry George Pars, John Clark Sheehan, Raj Kumar Razdan
  • Patent number: 4038762
    Abstract: Viscous, flowable, pressure-compensating fitting materials or compositions retained within closures suitable for a variety of uses and applications, including fitting pads for footwear. More particularly, pressure-compensating fitting pads suitable for sports footwear or boots, such as ski boots, which provide proper and ready fitting, firm support, and comfort to desired portions of the foot of the wearer, including, for example, selected portions of side areas of the foot (including the ankle extremities). Footwear which includes such fitting pads as means for effectively providing proper and ready fitting, firm support, and comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1977
    Assignee: Hanson Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Jack C. Swan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4038926
    Abstract: A conveyor comprising a trolley movable along a track and having at least one elongate member of ferromagnetic material which is settable in a position selected according to a code to convey information concerning the destination of the trolley. At a reading station on the track, there is a row of magnetically-operated switches with magnetic shields between them. With each switch there is associated a pair of magnets disposed on opposite sides of the switch with one magnet of the pair between the switch and the path followed by the elongate member through the reading station. When aligned with the magnets of a switch, the elongate member operates the switch as the member passes through the reading station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1977
    Assignee: Redman Fisher Engineering Limited
    Inventor: Charles Thomas Holberry
  • Patent number: 4038413
    Abstract: There are described compounds of formula I, ##STR1## IN WHICH R is allyl, chlorine, bromine, phenyl, or phenyl substituted by one or more halogen or alkyl groups,One of X and Y is a group --CO--, --CHOH-- or --CH.sub.2 -- and the other is an exocyclic carbon-carbon bond linking the ferrocenyl or the R group respectively to the --A-- group,A contains 5, 6 or 7 carbon atoms and is an ethylenically unsaturated (the double bond being connected to the carbon atom which is connected to X), unsubstituted (except by X and Y) cyclic hydrocarbon group; or is a saturated cyclic hydrocarbon group substituted by X and Y and, when X is a group --CO--, optionally substituted on the carbon atom to which Y is attached by an --OH group, andX and Y are attached to adjacent carbon atoms on the A group. There are also described processes for the production of compounds of formula I and haematinic compositions containing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1977
    Assignee: Fisons Limited
    Inventors: John Louis Suschitzky, David Rutherford
  • Patent number: 4038148
    Abstract: A package for storing, incubating or transporting an anaerobic culture comprising a bag of flexible sheet material of low gas permeability, a self-contained gas generating apparatus in the bag for generating at least a reducing gas, a culture retaining container in the bag, and a catalyst in the bag which promotes reaction between the reducing gas, when produced by the gas generating apparatus, and oxygen in the bag. The bag may also contain a color indicator apparatus which when activated indicates the presence or absence of oxygen in the bag by color change. Hydrogen is the preferred reducing gas which is generated, alone or in conjunction with carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1977
    Assignee: Marion Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Lowell Donald Miller, Melvin Wayne Hounsell, Ernest Elliott Spinner
  • Patent number: 4036857
    Abstract: 3-Formyl-6a,7,10,10a-tetrahydro-6,6,9-trimethyl-6H-dibenzo[b,d]pyran-1-ol, ethers and esters thereof having the formula ##STR1## wherein R is hydrogen, lower alkyl or lower alkanoyl and R.sub.6 is formyl or 1,3-dithiolan-2-yl but is 1,3-dithiolan-2-yl only when R is hydrogen, and derivatives thereof of the formula ##STR2## wherein R.sub.1 is hydrogen or lower alkanoyl, R.sub.2 is alkyl, aryl-lower alkyl or cycloalkyl-lower alkyl, A represents ##STR3## when R.sub.1 is hydrogen and R.sub.3 is lower alkyl, and A is ##STR4## when R.sub.1 is lower alkanoyl and R.sub.4 is the same lower alkanoyl represented by R.sub.1, processes of making such compounds and intermediates useful in such processes, pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds and the use of the compounds as tranquilizing and antidepressant agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1977
    Assignee: Sharps Associates
    Inventors: Raj Kumar Razdan, Haldean Cloyce Dalzell
  • Patent number: 4036919
    Abstract: Inhalation therapy devices for vaporizing or nebulizing a liquid into a gas stream including containers having a fluid diffusion chamber disposed at the bottom portion thereof and adapted to receive an element for heating fluids within the diffusion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1977
    Assignee: Inhalation Therapy Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Komendowski, Walter Levine
  • Patent number: 4036004
    Abstract: A clock has a striking mechanism separate and discrete from the clock mechanism. The two mechanisms are located in side-by-side relation and aligned by a pin common to both mechanisms. The striking mechanism comprises striking means and control means, for limiting the strikes to a predetermined number corresponding to the particular time indicated by the clock. Both the striking means and the control means are actuated, through respective linkages, by a driven gear pivotable between a driven position in which the driven gear is in meshing engagement with a constantly rotating gear, driven by the clock mechanism, and a disengaged undriven position. Part of the control means on the striking mechanism is synchronized for continuous movement with the hour hand shaft on the clock mechanism using a linking gear mounted on the pin common to both the clock mechanism and striking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1977
    Assignee: Spartus Corporation
    Inventor: Christian M. J. Jauch
  • Patent number: RE29453
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a drainage bag for the human body especially usable for patients who have undergone a colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy or the like. The bag has a cloth backing, a special contour to fit the body and enable to be supported by standard type of underwear having elastic leg bands, and an unobstructed reclosable opening for easy draining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1977
    Assignee: Marsan Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Rosemary B. Weddle