Patents Represented by Law Firm Parmelee, Miller, Welsh & Kratz
  • Patent number: 5022635
    Abstract: A hot metal transfer car has a pouring mouth and integral apparatus for removably covering the pouring mouth.A track has a first section which is supported by the transfer car at one end and extends upwardly toward its second end. A second section of the track extends downwardly away from the second end toward the pouring mouth. A carriage driven by means of a motor and a chain drive moves on the track. A pouring mouth cover having a handling arm slideably connected with the carriage is moved over the track by the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Tri-Star Manufacturing & Service, Inc.
    Inventor: Ricky R. Scriven
  • Patent number: 5022458
    Abstract: A method of controlling the position of liquid metal in a mould cavity comprising the steps of feeding molten metal to the mould cavity, sensing the position of a surface of the metal in the cavity by a managing means responsive to electrical capacitance between sadi surface and a signal plate disposed externally of the liquid metal and adjacent to said surface, controlling the rate at which the molten metal is fed into the cavity in accordance with a control signal produced by said managing means so as to achieve a predetermined filling regime (as herein defined) governed by the position of said surface in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Cosworth Casting Processes Limited
    Inventor: Robert A. Smith
  • Patent number: 5020676
    Abstract: A two-part, ring-like, hook-on protector device provides a secure but easily removable mounting at spaced locations along heavy pipe or casing members that are normally stacked in a horizontal lengthwise extending relation for storage and shipment to oil and gas well drilling and operating locations. The device, of two-part, pivoted together construction and circular shape, is formed of tough elastomer material whose parts are of complementary interfitting construction devised to assure a substantially equally spaced, stacked relation between adjacent pipe members to both protect the members along their lengths as well as any threaded ends and collars. It has a maximum unitized strength and a space-retaining resistance to deformation with respect to radially applied forces thereon when several devices are mounted in a lengthwise spaced relation along a pipe member that is in a stacked relation with adjacent members. It employs two solid, stress-absorbing pivoted-together, semicircular pairs, halves or arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: Alco Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn E. McFarland
  • Patent number: 5020935
    Abstract: A connector, to connect together two members, comprises a body having two sockets to receive the members. A wedge member is received in a pocket in the body which pocket opens to each socket so that parts of the wedge can extend into each socket to exert a clamping force on the members in their respective sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: Burn Tubes Limited
    Inventors: Peter J. Lewis, Reginald Povey
  • Patent number: 5016599
    Abstract: A closed cycle apparatus comprising a combustion chamber, delivery means to deliver inert carrier gas, combustion supporting gas and fuel into the combustion chamber, means to cause the fuel to burn in the combustion chamber, means to exhaust exhaust gas from the combustion chamber, a circuit through which exhaust gas is ducted from the combustion chamber and returned to the combustion chamber to provide the carrier gas, the circuit including means by which the exhaust gas is treated to remove carbon dioxide from the exhaust gas wherein a part only of the exhaust gas in said circuit is treated to remove carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Assignee: Cosworth Deep Sea Systems Limited
    Inventor: Albert Jubb
  • Patent number: 4996032
    Abstract: A process for removing sulfur dioxide from a flue gas in a wet scrubber with an aqueous slurry formed from calcium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide with magnesium hydroxide or magnesium oxide recovered therefrom. A thickened sludge from a thickener containing calcium sulfite solids is separated and an aqueous sulfite solution removed, with a first portion of the solution returned to the thickener while a second portion thereof is oxidized to form a sulfate solution. Lime is added to the sulfate solution to precipitate calcium sulfate and form an aqueous magnesium hydroxide suspension, with the precipitated calcium sulfate separated from the magnesium hydroxide suspension which may be dewatered to form a magnesium hydroxide product or calcined to produce magnesium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Assignee: Dravo Lime Company
    Inventors: Donald H. Stowe, Jr., Lewis B. Benson
  • Patent number: 4989634
    Abstract: A fuel dispenser catchment box has a metal casing with an outwardly extending flange for attaching a dispenser housing and an inwardly extending flange for supporting a non-metallic closure member to close the bottom thereof. The closure member is removable and has apertures and seals for entry into the casing of a fuel supply line and an auxiliary line. The seals contain any fuel spillage in the closure member and prevent contamination of the ground, while removal of the closure member enables inspection of the fuel supply line beneath the fuel dispenser catchment box when necessary. A support clamp stabilizes the fuel supply line and an attached shut-off valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: Morgan Brothers Company
    Inventor: Raymond J. Rieseck
  • Patent number: 4982764
    Abstract: A high confidence tube plug for sealing the bore of a tube against fluid flow has an elastomeric sleeve for sealing the tube. An axially aligned hydroscopic disk swells when contacted with water to frictionally grip the tube. The sleeve and the disk are fastened together by a bolt and nut arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Inventor: Edward G. Saxon
  • Patent number: 4977795
    Abstract: A ratchet mechanism comprising a rotatable member incorporating a toothed periphery, the rotatable member being suitably mounted to allow free rotation thereof, a pawl incorporating apparatus for engaging the toothed periphery, the pawl being suitably mounted to permit movement thereof from a position in which the pawl allows said rotatable member to rotate freely in either direction of rotation to a position in which the pawl prevents said rotatable member from rotating in one direction, and selectively operable apparatus to move the pawl between said positions, said selectively operable apparatus incorporating an over-dead-center spring arrangement to bias the pawl into the selected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Assignee: RWO (Marine Equipment) Limited
    Inventor: Carl McVey
  • Patent number: 4976936
    Abstract: A method for removing sulfur dioxide from flue gases, with oxidation of calcium sulfite in the discharge from a liquid scrubbing system to produce gypsum, oxidizes the sulfite in a thickener overflow at a pH of between 4.0 and 6.5. The calcium sulfite is oxidized to a calcium sulfate which precipitates from the aqueous media and is separated, while the acidic aqueous media is recycled to an acidification step preceding the oxidation. A further minor portion of scrubber slurry may be discharged from the liquid scrubber unit at a pH of 4.5 to 6.0 and also treated with acid, oxidized, and the resultant gypsum separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: Dravo Lime Company
    Inventors: Ronald J. Rathi, Lewis B. Benson
  • Patent number: 4976081
    Abstract: A sandwich panel assembly for refrigerated and non-refrigerated structures has an insulating layer disposed between two facings. A chain having hooks or a wire is attached to the facings and is entirely embedded in the insulating layer for positively connecting the faces together. Cable or strapping may be used in place of the connecting or wire. A thermal insulation prevents thermal short circuits from a facing through the chain or wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: Bally Engineered Structures, Inc.
    Inventor: Ernest N. Litzenberger
  • Patent number: 4976937
    Abstract: A method for removing sulfur dioxide from flue gases in a wet scrubbing system where calcium thiosulfate and calcium polysulfides are formed by the reaction of lime and emulsified sulfur and the mixture added to a recycle tank of the wet scrubber where it reacts with sulfites and bisulfites in the scrubbing slurry to produce thiosulfates from the calcium polysulfides, with the slurry then returned to the scrubber. The mixture of calcium thiosulfate and calcium polysulfides may be formed in the lime slaking tank or lime storage tank of a lime scrubbing system or formed in a mixing tank and added to a lime or limestone scrubbing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: Dravo Lime Company
    Inventors: Yungli J. Lee, Lewis B. Benson, John W. College
  • Patent number: 4976158
    Abstract: The distribution of tension in flat products is measured by a bendable roll engaged by segmented rolls. The bendable roll has a peripheral surface which engages the width of workpiece and is elastically bendable along its axis under the tension in the workpiece. The elastic deformation of the solid roll exerts loads on the segmented rolls and one or more sensors detect the transmitted loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: United Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir B. Ginzburg, Robert H. Ellis
  • Patent number: 4974333
    Abstract: The edge to edge width of a moving workpiece is measured as the workpiece is transferred over horizontal table rolls between a pair of spaced apart generally horizontal sideguards extending perpendicularly of the axes of the table rolls. A pair of opposed arms have generally vertical central portions with the upper ends of the arms rotatably mounted to the sideguards about horizontal axes which extend in lengthwise vertical planes along the sideguards. The arms rotate in transverse vertical planes extending between the table rolls and transverse to the direction in which the workpiece moves. Contact rollers adapted to contact the opposed edges of the workpiece are supported at the lower ends of the rotatably mounted arms such that each contact roller contacts a workpiece edge in a transverse vertical plane within about 25.degree. of a lengthwise vertical plane when the center of gravity of the arm and contact roller structure is within about 20.degree. of the lengthwise vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Assignee: United Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Vladimir B. Ginzburg
  • Patent number: 4974383
    Abstract: Walk-in coolers for maintaining a chamber at a temperature are assembled from sandwich panels, which are welded together in end-to-end abutting relationship. Each panel generally has an inner metallic facing and a spaced opposed metallic facing with the space between the facings filled with a thermal insulating organic material having a coefficient of thermal conductivity of less than 0.3 Btu/hr,ft.sup.2,.degree.F./ft. The abutting ends of the inner facings are welded together to cover the crevices between the inner facings and to fill the corners between mutually perpendicular facings. A heat conducting member having a coefficient of thermal conductivity greater than about 0.3 Btu/hr,ft.sup.2,.degree.F./ft is disposed in the insulating material in contact with the inner facing adjacent the welded abutting end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Assignee: Bally Engineered Structures, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis E. Derr, Ernest N. Litzenberger
  • Patent number: 4972785
    Abstract: A free hanging reheat furnace door has a main door section with modular refractory units secured to a frame in lateral rows and a detachable bottom door section formed from channels and struts which is also covered by modular refractory units. The door sections are detachably secured together with modular refractory units of each section mating together, and preferably a refractory shoe is provided that fits a recess in the lower modular units and encloses the lower channel of the bottom door section. Pairs of doors may be hung side-by-side with L-shaped refractory members secured to confronting sides of the doors to seal the gap between adjacent spaced doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Inventor: Paul V. Suey
  • Patent number: 4960213
    Abstract: A guard protects the upper surface of a hanger support from scatching by hangers displaying clothing or other merchandise. The support guard has a bottom surface adapted to rest upon the upper surface of a hanger support and has one or more upwardly extending pegs. Downwardly extending posts or caps are attached to the support guard for friction fitting engagement with the hanger support below the bottom surface of the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1990
    Assignee: Armstrong Store Fixture Coporation
    Inventor: William Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 4953776
    Abstract: A method of repairing turbine blades where it is required to repair a blade while it is in situ on a rotor involves the movement of a lacing wire out of engagement with the blade to be repaired so that the blade may be repaired. The lacing wire may be completely removed from the array and replaced, or a new lacing wire member inseted by providing elongate holes or slots in the blade to enable the lacing wire member or members to be inserted into the blade array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Assignee: Refurbished Turbine Components Limited
    Inventor: Michael J. Fraser
  • Patent number: 4951390
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus for repairing turbine blades wherein the repair requires the input of considerable thermal energy during a welding or brazing operation for example. The method involves the step of pre-distorting the blade prior to the welding or brazing operation so that the distortion that is expected to occur during welding or brazing leaves the blade after repair in its proper position. A clamp means may be provided to prevent parts of an individual blade from being predistorted so as to localize the predistortion in the required area. A tool for predistorting the blade ensures that a physical force may be applied to a local area of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Refurbished Turbine Components Limited
    Inventors: Michael J. Fraser, Raymond D. Legross
  • Patent number: 4940365
    Abstract: A mine roof support plate bolt formed from an elongated rod has a head and flange at one end, and a helical channel adjacent the other end, the rod having a threaded section adjacent the channeled section and an expansion anchor engaged on the threaded section. The channeled section of the rod has a length greater than the length of the expansion anchor such that a major portion of the channeled section is exposed regardless of the positioning of the expansion anchor on the threaded section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Assignee: Ground Control, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard A. Rozanc