Patents Represented by Law Firm Newton, Hopkins & Ormsby
  • Patent number: 4762995
    Abstract: A monodisperse aerosol generator forms a stable jet of liquid at a velocity allowing columnar breakup into droplets of uniform size and spacing. To prevent degradation of the monodisperse aerosol, it is dispersed by entrainment in a high velocity gaseous stream. To provide an interface for direct injection into a mass spectrometer or to interface a liquid chromatograph with a mass spectrometer, the generator is followed by a desolvation chamber operating at about atmospheric pressure and a multistage pressure reducer which evacuates solvent vapor and gaseous medium to form a high momentum, solvent-depleted solute aerosol beam which is input into the mass spectrometer. To permit the analysis of higher molecular weight molecules that may be either involatile or thermal sensitive, a fast atom bombardment (FAB) source is used for the production of FAB mass spectra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1988
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Richard F. Browner, Ross C. Willoughby
  • Patent number: 4754141
    Abstract: A solid state infrared source is disclosed which is capable of modulation of the intensity of broadband infrared radiation. A silicon semiconductor body is provided with doped regions which have high emissivity for infrared and an intrinsic region which has low emissivity and low absorption for the infrared. The device is heated and maintained at a temperature of about 500.degree.K to effect the infrared radiation from the doped regions. Modulation is effected by controlling the presence of carriers in the intrinsic region, so as to modify the broadband infrared radiation. The modulating carriers may be due to optical modulation or they may be injected electrically. In either case, the heating may be effected by an external device or the doped regions may also provide a heating PIN diode structure which is forward biased in controlled fashion to attain the desired temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1988
    Assignee: High Technology Sensors, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph M. Mindock
  • Patent number: 4752791
    Abstract: An improved nose mount is disclosed that permits smooth and accurate pan and tilt of the camera by remote control and also provides an effective means for reducing to a minimum the vibration of a motion picture of TV camera mounted on a helicopter or other platform. The camera mount includes an open rectangular frame depended from the aircraft and shock braced therefrom; a first inner mount of open form gimballed to the frame about a vertical axis and an inner camera mount gimballed to the first mount about a horizontal axis. The camera mount is shock mounted to the inner mount. Separate drive motors are provided for the two axes and a remote control and display are provided inside the cockpit. The camera mount is roll-stabilized to keep it level during turns of the helicopter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1988
    Inventor: Charles N. Allred
  • Patent number: 4750737
    Abstract: A bicycle training and exercise device for stationary operation of a bicycle thereon, the device having roller and beltway members forming a riding platform for the bicycle, and a plurality of lever arms for supporting the bicycle on the device. The lever arms of the bicycle are movable laterally in response to lateral movements of the bicycle. The pivotally joined lever arms provide substantial support for the bicycle and rider while closely simulating actual riding conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Inventor: Sebie B. Smith
  • Patent number: 4750576
    Abstract: A continuous flow weighing apparatus including a support frame, a weighing drum rotatably mounted to an axle and having a plurality of weighing compartments each having an eccentric center of gravity. A balance beam is rotatably mounted on each side of the weighing drum to the support frame. One end of the balance beam is fixedly mounted to the drum axle while the other end is adapted to receive a counterweight. A releasable stop means is provided comprising a drum stop mounted to the exterior side of each weighing compartment. A fixed latch bar and a pivotal latch bar are attached to the support frame and are so configured as to form a notch for receiving the drum stops. The drum stops and the sides of the fixed and pivotal latch bars have inclined mating surfaces which form an angle from the horizontal to give a horizontal resultant force. A horizontal resultant force reduces weighing errors by stabilizing the center of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Inventor: John A. McMennamy
  • Patent number: 4748102
    Abstract: Photographic images may be produced on a backing such as paper and polyester sheets, from photographic negatives which encompass line rendering, design comps, copy, complex color separation or the like with water-based varnishes and pigments, the resulting images closely resembling, if not exactly, the same image in its commercially printed form. Thus all aspects of color proofs produced by this invention provide greatly improved predictability as to the appearance of the final printed job, with a further improvement of cost savings over conventional techniques of preparing color proofs. Also, said proofing method can be used to provide a "transfer" so that one may transfer the colored image or images to a more suitable or required backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Inventors: Edward L. Weller, Jr., Edward Renkor, Edward L. Weller, III
  • Patent number: 4747016
    Abstract: A tamper-resistant removable cover for a utility meter box assembly is disclosed, having a plate member with depending flange portions which engage the securing flange or ring normally used to secure a translucent cover over the viewing window or socket of the meter box. The cover provides a high degree of security for meter boxes, reducing theft of services and/or vandalism that is encountered with conventional methods of securing such boxes. The present cover may use the existing securing device or devices on the box or may be provided with fasteners to engage a portion of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Inventor: Clifford E. Sloop, Sr.
  • Patent number: 4746401
    Abstract: A process for the delignification of cellulosic materials, wherein a high-yield cellulose pulp and high-value by-product, such as reactive lignins of low molecular weight are produced, which comprises degassing lignocellulosic material, rapidly heating the lignocellulosic material in a liquor comprising water, an organic solvent and a buffer thereby maintaining a substantially neutral solvent extraction, such that said lignocellulosic material is cooked in the liquor as it is heated from a temperature of 150.degree. C. to a selected maximum temperature in the range of 200.degree. to 280.degree. C.; and rapidly cooling the mixture to a temperature less than 150.degree. C. The reaction is controlled to maximize reactive lignin solvation while suppressing cellulose degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corp.
    Inventors: Ronnie S. Roberts, John D. Muzzy, George S. Faass
  • Patent number: 4746360
    Abstract: A process for removing impurities from molten metal by propelling a bullet toward and into the molten metal at a velocity sufficient for the bullet to penetrate, vaporize, and react with the impurities. The bullet contains a reactive substance, is heavier than the molten metal, and is formed of a metal or metals which are to remain with the molten metal when it is solidified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Assignee: GIW Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: George A. Calboreanu
  • Patent number: 4741461
    Abstract: A housing assembly has an upright back with side channels which carry a cartridge supporting bracket on which is mounted a removable liquid soap cartridge. A casing hinged at the bottom to the back and snapped to the top of the back, encompasses the cartridge and bracket when the casing is closed. A squeese nozzle connected to the cartridge protrudes out of the bottom of the casing and is activated when a plunger on the casing is depressed toward the bracket to squeeze the nozzle, therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1988
    Assignee: Southern Chemical Products Company
    Inventors: Wayne A. Williamson, George O. Haskell, III, Francis J. Perzinski
  • Patent number: 4738725
    Abstract: A ball pen ink of transiently erasable type to be dispensed from a pressurized ball pen incorporates an elastommeric polymer, pigment and a mixed solvent system. The mixed solvent system includes a volatile solvent component, a non-volatile solvent component and a non-volatile solvent/plasticizer component in such relative amounts and with relation to the elastomer and pigment combination as achieves a balance between ink viscosity and thixotropy to provide good writing qualities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: Scripto-Tokai, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip M. Daugherty, Robert R. Massey
  • Patent number: 4735562
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for making a plurality of formed concrete products. The apparatus comprises a platform having a mold tray situated thereon, wherein the platform has a built in vibrator and the mold tray is attached to a hydraulic lift system. The hydraulic lift system lifts and inverts the mold tray and cured concrete products for easy removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Inventor: Harold L. Boutellier
  • Patent number: 4734670
    Abstract: In a current limiting fuse, the combination of a plurality of metallic fuse strips and a packing of silica enveloping said strips, said strips being made of cadmium alloyed with a grain size stabilizing minor amount of a metal selected from the group consisting of zinc and silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Assignee: Kearney, National, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur C. Westrom, Billy R. Livesay, W. Ralph Crooks
  • Patent number: 4734235
    Abstract: An aerator for oxygenating the water in a pond or the like is disclosed, the aerator having a housing with a floatation collar therearound and a motor disposed in a vertically adjustable bracket mounted in the housing. A propeller is secured to the motor shaft and the bracket is adjusted so as to dispose most of the propeller above the surface of the water to create a flow of water from lower levels of the pond through the housing, during operation of the aerator. The propeller is designed to increase agitation, having straightened blade ends and notches cut in the blades, the agitation and spray serving to oxygenate the water and to allow harmful gases to escape to the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Inventor: H. Ken Holyoak
  • Patent number: 4728361
    Abstract: Magnesium bullets are shot into molten Ferrous alloys in a ladle to react with oxygen and sulfur to form magnesium gas and slag. Boron and ferro-boron bullets are also employed with magnesium bullets. The resulting iron alloys have superior physical properties. The machine which discharges the bullets into the ladle includes a first solenoid actuated gate supporting the lowermost bullet in a column of additive bullets received in a tubular upright magazine of an air gun so as to release the bullets by gravity, one at a time, into the chamber of the air gun.The air gun is disposed over a container of molten metal. A second solenoid actuated gate releasably supports the bullet in the chamber and a solenoid actuated valve in a compressed air line releases the air to drive the bullet down through the barrel of the gun and into molten metal. The angle of the counce can be varied. The arrangement is particularly useful for introducing magnesium into white iron and introducing boron into gray steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1988
    Assignee: G. I. W. Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: George A. Calboreanu
  • Patent number: 4725545
    Abstract: Certain novel aryl sulfonyl fluorides, their preparation, and their use in inhibiting serine proteases with chymotrypsin-like and elastase-like specificity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1988
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventor: James C. Powers
  • Patent number: 4724581
    Abstract: Eviscerating device with a spoon at the end of an oblong carrier pivotable about an axis transversely on the longitudinal axis of the carrier, and with a rounded front edge and a longitudinal slot in the longitudinal direction of the spoon, opening into an asymmetrical widened entry section, such that at corresponding positions along the axis of symmetry of the longitudinal slot the distance from the edge of the widened entry section is larger for one spoon half than it is for the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1988
    Assignee: Stork PMT B.V.
    Inventor: Josephus A. van de Nieuwelaar
  • Patent number: 4723841
    Abstract: A variable transmission output coupler and deviationless tuner forms a part of a tunable laser cavity. The device uses frustrated total internal reflection to provide variable output coupling and laser tunability simultaneously. Two Pellin-Broca prisms are pressed against each other by a variable spring pressure mechanism. An adjustable screw regulates the variable force, controlling the thickness of an air film between two prism faces. The Pellin-Broca prisms enable tuning the laser without angular deviation of the output beam. All beams enter and exit at Brewster's Angle, minimizing losses. No coatings are used on the optical elements, reducing the possibility of damage at high operating power of the laser. The coupler may be used in pulsed as well as continuous wave lasers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1988
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Rajarshi Roy, Anthony W. Yu
  • Patent number: 4723768
    Abstract: A jig for constructing pipe support brackets is disclosed, the brackets having a shank portion, an anchoring portion, and a pipe holding portion. The jig has a base member which receives the shank portion and first and second templates which receive the anchoring portions and pipe holding portions respectively, while they are being secured to the shank. The templates may be axially adjustable and pivotally mounted for constructing brackets of different sizes and for facilitating removal of the finished bracket from the jig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1988
    Inventor: George W. Waller
  • Patent number: D295242
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Inventors: Larry Frick, Harrison R. Thompson