Patents Represented by Attorney Philip Rodman
  • Patent number: 5827336
    Abstract: A process for upgrading plastic material containing inorganic filler or reinforcement material for use as feedstock in a partial oxidation gas generator for the production of raw synthesis gas, fuel gas or reducing gas. The plastic material is granulated and partially liquefied by heating in a closed autoclave at a temperature in the range of about F. to F. and a pressure in the range of about 150 psig to 750 psig while the plastic material is in contact with a pumpable hydrocarbonaceous liquid solvent. A pumpable slurry is thereby produced comprising solubilized plastic, unsolubilized plastic, hydrocarbonaceous liquid solvent, separated inorganic material and unseparated inorganic material. After removing the separated inorganic material, the remainder of the slurry is then reacted by partial oxidation to produce said raw synthesis gas, fuel gas or reducing gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Texaco Inc.
    Inventors: Motasimur Rashid Khan, Christine Cornelia Gorsuch, Stephen Jude DeCanio
  • Patent number: 5744067
    Abstract: This invention relates to the production of hydrogen-rich gas by the partial oxidation of a saturated gaseous hydrocarbonaceous fuel or a mixture of saturated gaseous hydrocarbonaceous fuel and a liquid hydrocabonaceous fuel in a gas generator. In the process, a saturated gaseous hydrocarbonaceous fuel from a subsequent fuel gas saturator is preheated by indirect heat exchange with a portion of shifted process gas stream from a catalytic water-gas direct shift conversion zone and reacted in said partial oxidation gas generator. The process gas stream from the noncatalytic partial oxidation gas generator is quench cooled and scrubbed with water and preheated by indirect heat exchange with a second portion of the process gas stream from the shift conversion zone prior to catalytically reacting the CO and H.sub.2 O in the process gas stream in the shift conversion zone to increase its H.sub.2 content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Texaco Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick Charles Jahnke
  • Patent number: 5705035
    Abstract: A discharge system is used with a tire liquefaction process using a reactor. The system includes a receiver receiving unreacted components, including oil coated metal from the reactor. The unreacted components are moved through a pyrolysis reactor where they are heated to a temperature sufficient to convert the unreacted hydrocarbon components to a liquid and to a gas by way of pyrolysis. The liquid and the majority of gas are drawn off from the pyrolysis reactor. Discharge apparatus connected to the pyrolysis reactor converts the remaining gas to a condensate and discharges the metal. The condensate is also removed for further use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: Texaco, Inc.
    Inventors: Vahan Avetisian, Craig Joseph Castagnoli, Suk-Bae Cha
  • Patent number: 4346624
    Abstract: A planetary speed change gearing for a power transmission system including a flywheel secured to a power transmission shaft of an engine, a flywheel housing enclosing the flywheel and an output shaft provided on the flywheel side and directly connected to a machine to be driven. The planetary speed gearing is built in a recess formed in the flywheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1982
    Assignee: Yanmar Diesel Engine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michisuke Nagasaki, Shigehiro Sannomiya
  • Patent number: 4340313
    Abstract: A printing ribbon spool and method of replenishing ink to printing ribbons are disclosed. The spool has a central ink reservoir, and a pad of cellular material, preferably a spun-bonded fibrous material, which receives ink from the reservoir and has an exposed periphery beneath the lower edge of the ribbon as it pays on and off the spool. Ink is conveyed from the reservoir through the pad of cellular material to the exposed area of the pad, and a lower area of the ribbon contacts the exposed area of the pad to pick up ink therefrom and to transmit ink upwardly of the ribbon by capillary action to the type slug impact area of the ribbon. Preferably, both the supply ribbon spool and a take-up ribbon spool have a similar construction, so ink is supplied to the ribbon both as it is unwound from the supply spool and as it is wound up on the take-up spool. The ink reservoir can be closed for storage and shipping and opened when the spool is prepared for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1982
    Assignee: Ibex Inking Systems Corp.
    Inventor: John W. H. Bishop
  • Patent number: 4337056
    Abstract: A pulley configuration which increases the contact area between the pulley tooth tips and the land area of the belt teeth. The increased contact area reduces land area wear between belt teeth. The pulley tooth tip has a longitudinal cross-sectional contour partially composed of two substantially circular arcs connected by a line segment which is substantially straight or slightly curved. The length of the line segment is from 2 percent to 100 percent of the width of the belt tooth on which the pulley is used, and preferably less than about 7 percent of the width of the belt tooth. The pulley groove depth may be less than the height of the belt tooth and the groove has a longitudinal cross-sectional contour partially composed of two substantially circular arcs connected by a line segment which is substantially straight or slightly curved. The pulley in combination with a toothed belt forms a positive power transmission system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1982
    Assignee: Uniroyal, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Bruns
  • Patent number: 4334565
    Abstract: A toroidal insert for an inflated, tubeless, pneumatic tire. The insert comprises a preformed torus-like core, tire cord radially wound around the torus-like core, and at least one load bearing member having tire cord therein, said member being circumferentially wound around substantially the middle one third of the radially outer surface of the radially wound tire cord. The insert, when situated within the inflated tire, includes a cross-section having a thick, substantially oval, central portion extending between the beads of the inflated tire and a pair of thin end portions each extending from its respective side of the thick, oval, central portion along the adjacent sidewall of said inflated tire to about the midpoint of said adjacent sidewall, whereby, when the tire is deflated, the thick, oval, central portion of the insert supports the tread portion of the deflated tire and each of the thin end portions of the insert lies between and supports the adjacent, collapsed sidewall of the deflated tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1982
    Assignee: Uniroyal, Inc.
    Inventor: Leonard S. Stokes
  • Patent number: 4332060
    Abstract: A spring clip having a pair of opposing flat holding members the leading ends of which are resiliently pressed against each other to clip sheets of paper or the like therebetween and opposing ear-like projections which extend widthwise from the side edges of the opposing holding member, respectively, and serve to open the leading ends of the holding members in cooperation with opening means of a special device for applicating clips. In contrast with a conventional spring clip of the same type, the disclosed clip has no levers pivoted to the leading ends of the holding members, which are used to open the leading ends of the holding members for the purpose of inserting therebetween the sheets to be clipped, and, therefore, is advantageous since the clipped sheets are not prevented by the levers from being turned up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1982
    Inventor: Hisao Sato
  • Patent number: 4323609
    Abstract: The rotatable wheel assembly includes a wheel member rotatably sandwiched between a pair of cover members. Grommetless securing means are provided on at least one of the cover members for securing it to the other cover member through an axial opening in the wheel member. The grommetless securing means, which in one embodiment constitute an adhesive patch formed on at least one of the cover members, also function as a pivot for rotation of the wheel member with respect to the cover members. In other embodiments of the invention, the grommetless securing means comprise an adhesive patch member, which can be formed as an appendage to one of the cover members, that spans an opening in one of the cover members to adhere to the other cover member through the axial wheel opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1982
    Assignee: The Flexi-Group Inc.
    Inventor: Howard M. Bromberg
  • Patent number: 4300285
    Abstract: A safety razor having a retractable blade member. The safety razor has a platform integral with the handle portion of the razor and provided with a recess formed in the upper surface thereof, a blade support member movably received by the recess of the platform, a blade member provided with front cutting edge and secured to and supported by said blade support member so as to project forwardly from the latter, a cover member fixed to the platform and cooperating with the latter in movably holding therebetween the blade support member together with the blade member, and apparatus for moving the blade member between a first position where the cutting edge is fully retracted and disappears behind the cover member and a second position where the cutting edge is fully extended. The cover member and the platform cooperate with each other in defining therebetween an elongated opening through which the cutting edge is moved in and out as the blade supporting member is moved by the above-mentioned apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1981
    Assignee: Kai Cutlery Center Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Saijiro Endo
  • Patent number: 4285353
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter with automatic cleaning using a hydraulically actuated sprinkling device. According to the invention, a carriage carrying tubes is driven by a hydraulic double-acting actuator. The working chambers of the hydraulic actuator are connected by off-take pipes to the cleaning liquid distributing circuit. Switching members control through the medium of electrically controlled valves the selective entry of the cleaning liquid into the off-take pipes. The device according to the invention can be used in an installation where air filtering is necessary, such as for example an air conditioning installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1981
    Assignee: Interfiltre S.A.
    Inventor: Pierre Colomer
  • Patent number: 4283870
    Abstract: The frame device comprises a main body portion having a pair of oppositely disposed limb members joined in a fixed position to the main body portion when the frame devices is in an assembled condition. One or both limb members are either movable on the main body portion or detached therefrom when the frame device is in an unassembled condition.Frame members incorporating the structure of the frame device are assembled to form a closed peripheral arrangement for framing an artwork and/or other materials. The frame members are mitered conventionally where appropriate or in accordance with guide indicia formed on the frame device. The frame members are attached at their mitered ends with angle members where appropriate or in a suitable known manner. The frame members include openings for selective installation of hanger members that permit accommodation of a frame suspension member such as a wire or hook.The frame device can also include a protective sheet secured to one of the limb members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1981
    Inventor: Peter J. Stetler
  • Patent number: 4271954
    Abstract: An apparatus for orienting moving bottles in successive fashion from a first random open-end leading disposition to an open-end trailing position and maintaining the orientation of bottles in an open-end trailing disposition includes two pairs of spaced endless movable belts, one of the belt pairs being stepped above the other belt pair in overlapping relationship. In one embodiment of the invention, a pivot member that attachably engages a leading open-end of the bottle and avoids attachable engagement with a leading closed end of the bottle helps distinguish the random dispositions of the bottles. After the bottles have been oriented they are dispensed in successive fashion to an output means for further processing. In another embodiment of the invention the pivot member is replaced by a pair of cam members spaced in the direction of movement of the bottles. A further embodiment of the invention requires only one pair of spaced endless movable belts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Assignee: New England Machinery, Inc.
    Inventor: Garrison Gosney
  • Patent number: 4268921
    Abstract: A multi-piece intraocular lens includes a medial light-focusing lens body and a plurality of position fixation members for holding the lens body in proper position in the eye. At least one of the position fixation members is separate from and attachable to the lens body. The separate position fixation member is assembled to the lens body after both it and the lens body have been separately inserted into the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Inventor: Charles D. Kelman
  • Patent number: 4266349
    Abstract: A continuous outsole for a sports shoe has a profile pattern characterized by a first large circular pattern section at the area of the ball of the foot and a second large circular pattern section at the heel area. Each large circular pattern section has a center point that is disposed substantially on a longitudinal dividing line that extends from an end of the toe portion to an end of the heel portion and divides the outsole into two substantially equal longitudinal areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1981
    Assignee: Uniroyal GmbH
    Inventor: Michael W. Schmohl
  • Patent number: 4266537
    Abstract: A portable traction machine for applying a traction force to a patient via a cord. The traction force may be applied either statically for a time set by a master timer or intermittently, the force alternating between pre-set maximum and minimum force levels. The time at each force level is independently controllable. In addition, intermittent or static traction may be applied progressively, in selected increments, where the amount of each increase and the time at each force level are independently adjustable. A novel means for sensing the force level in the cord for accurately controlling such force level is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1981
    Assignee: IMC International Management Consultants, Inc.
    Inventors: Pete J. Bonin, Jr., Marion E. Evans, Pete J. Bonin, Sr.
  • Patent number: 4263953
    Abstract: A pneumatic insert for a pneumatic tire comprises a generally toroidal-shaped hollow tubular member with beads, that includes an insert inflation chamber pneumatically noncommunicable with the tire inflation chamber. A crown portion of the insert has a radially inner and a radially outer layer that define a closed lubricant chamber, also noncommunicable with the tire inflation chamber under normal running conditions. Lubricant release means such as valve or diaphragm provided in the outer crown layer permit release of the lubricant when the tread collapses against the insert crown during run-flat conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1981
    Assignee: Uniroyal, Inc.
    Inventor: Angelo S. Miceli
  • Patent number: RE30615
    Abstract: The pneumatic tire incorporates a reinforcement belt comprising two superposed median plies of metallic material and two laterally disposed marginal plies of nonmetallic material. The marginal plies are folded to form superposed flaps, with the corresponding flaps of each marginal ply being substantially aligned.In all embodiments of the invention at least one pair of corresponding opposite, laterally disposed flaps align with one of the median plies. In at least one embodiment of the invention the second pair of opposite, laterally disposed flaps align with the second median ply. In other embodiments of the invention the second pair of opposite, laterally disposed flaps overlap the terminal ends of the second median ply. And in still further embodiments of the invention the second pair of opposite, laterally disposed flaps are positioned radially outward or radially inward of the second median ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Inventor: Henri J. Mirtain
  • Patent number: D260012
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1981
    Assignee: Uniroyal, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerassimos C. Candiliotis
  • Patent number: D260840
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1981
    Assignee: Binney & Smith
    Inventor: Sheldon Lieberman