Patents Represented by Law Firm Poms, Smith, Lande & Glenny
  • Patent number: 4159683
    Abstract: The amount of soot and slag formed during the combustion of carbonaceous waste material is appreciably reduced by combusting said waste material in the presence of at least 0.0001%, by weight, of sodium bentonite, based on the weight of carbonaceous material being combusted. The sodium bentonite may be added directly to the waste material before entering the furnace or the sodium bentonite may be added directly to the furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1979
    Assignee: American Colloid Company
    Inventors: John Hughes, Peter L. Maul
  • Patent number: 4159838
    Abstract: A door latch bolt locking device for use with a latch bolt having a transverse groove or kerf in its top surface and which will positively prevent the withdrawal of the latch bolt. The device comprises a slideable member adapted to be substantially flush with the intersecting edge surface of the door and the inner surface of the door. The slideable member will have a first portion which will be substantially flush with the inner surface of the door and an integral tongue portion at a right angle to the flat portion and adapted to be substantially flush with the edge surface of the door. The locking device is also provided with means for allowing the slideable member to be moved through a limited vertical distance in a substantially flush relationship with the door surfaces so that the tongue member can move into and out of the kerf provided in the latch bolt to thereby lock the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1979
    Assignee: Mark W. Stephens
    Inventors: Herbert Wilzig, Charles J. Schuessler, Mark W. Stephens
  • Patent number: 4157801
    Abstract: A device for supporting a limp disposable container in a generally open position to receive material and for preventing the container from collapsing as material is inserted therein has rim means for releasably engaging portions of the container peripherally about an opening in the container and for supporting these portions in an open position, second means defining a base for providing stability for the device relative to a surface upon which the device is positioned, strut means interconnecting the rim means and the second means for maintaining a desired spaced relationship therebetween and mounting means for securing the rim means and the second means to the strut means to provide a rigid support device for the limp container. The device may be provided in unassembled kit form of primarily straight tube sections suitable for assembly in an easy and facile manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1979
    Assignee: Pacific Handy Cutter Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick L. Elmer
  • Patent number: 4157162
    Abstract: An electrostatic sprayer for spraying water-based paints has two or more electrodes mounted on an insulating holder and disposed in the path of the spray between the object to be coated and the outlet of the sprayer. The electrodes are at varying distances from the sprayer outlet and are connected to different potentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1979
    Inventors: Gyorgy Benedek, Andras Bese, Jozsef Domokos, Istvan Kovacs
  • Patent number: 4155607
    Abstract: A filing system for supporting material to be filed in vertical zones, such material being single sheet material, multiple sheet material held in a binder, vertically arranged horizontally extending pockets or compartments of single or multiple form. A support bar is positioned transversely of the vertical filing zones and supported at opposite ends, the support bar having a longitudinally extending web in a vertical plane normal to said vertical zone and having dihedrally disposed flanges extending from said web along its length in opposite directions. The flanges are shaped to provide upwardly facing bearing contact areas and downwardly facing bearing contact areas spaced from the vertical plane, each downwardly facing contact area being located to be cooperable with an upwardly facing contact area on the opposite side of the vertical plane to provide a set of bearing contact areas for supporting a suspension means connected to the material to be filed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1979
    Assignee: Plan Hold Corporation
    Inventors: Richard W. Sitler, Sigurd A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4155672
    Abstract: A cage construction for protection of well equipment at a subsea wellhead and during descent to or ascent from a subsea well, said cage construction comprising an open frame cage body means defining a longitudinal axis, an intermediate cage portion of selected lateral and vertical dimension to encompass well equipment supported from a wellhead at the sea floor, and end cage portions extending upwardly and downwardly from said intermediate cage portion serving as guidance means, each cage end portion including coaxial receptor members, the receptor member at the lower end portion being adapted to receive and to be supported from a wellhead part, and the receptor member at the upper cage end portion being adapted to align, receive and pass therethrough the lower end of a pipe string into said cage body means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1979
    Assignee: Deep Oil Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Neal S. Franks
  • Patent number: 4156009
    Abstract: The invention relates to 6-cyclopropyl-1,3-dihydro-1-methyl-5-phenyl-2-oxo-2H-thieno [2,3-e] diazepine and pharmaceutically acceptable non-toxic acid addition salts, these compounds being useful as medicaments particularly for the treatment of gastro-duodenyl disorders. A synthesis for the diazepine is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1979
    Assignee: Hexachimie
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Cognacq
  • Patent number: 4154302
    Abstract: An improved cable feed-through apparatus and method for wellheads including a unitary shell having a plurality of knock-down components therein. A plurality of parallel spaced conductors are inserted through rigid spacing and compression rings with upper and lower exposed ends for providing coupling to electric feed cables. The conductors are insulated throughout by resilient sleeves which are removably mounted in the shell. When assembled, as the shell is threaded into a hanger of a well casing head, the resilient sleeves are compressed and forced together to form a pressure-tight, insulated cable feed through device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1979
    Assignee: Shafco Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward T. Cugini
  • Patent number: 4153003
    Abstract: A pressure differential indicator for indicating a change in a fluid pressure differential across a component in a fluid system, such as an oil filter, has piston means, means for communicating fluid pressures of said system upstream and downstream of said component to opposite sides of said piston means, respectively, and differential means associated with the piston means for normally balancing the resultant forces of said pressure on opposite sides of said piston means at a given predetermined pressure differential across said component whereby said piston means is responsive to an increase or decrease in the pressure differential above or below said predetermined differential pressure to indicate a clean or clogged filter condition. Means are provided for holding the piston means in its last position upon relief of said first and second pressures to indicate the operating filter condition when the system is not operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1974
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1979
    Assignees: Wm. M. & Isabel Willis, John W. & Dolores C. Adams, Edward T. & Charlotte L. Bradbury, Robert A. & Dorthy J. Lefevre, Carl L. & Colene Seeley, Gilbert & Dolores D. Contreras
    Inventor: William M. Willis
  • Patent number: 4152458
    Abstract: The invention provides new acetohydroxamic acid derivatives, having interesting properties on the central nervous system, of the formula: R.sub.1 R.sub.2 R.sub.3 C--CO--NHOH, in which R.sub.2 and R.sub.3 are each hydrogen or C.sub.1-6 alkyl, and R.sub.1 is C.sub.1-6 alkyl Z.sub.1 Z.sub.2 N (where Z.sub.1 and Z.sub.2 are each phenyl, substituted phenyl, or cycloalkyl), substituted hydantoinyl, benzhydroxycarboxamido, Z.sub.3 CH.sub.2 -- (where Z.sub.3 =optionally substituted aryl), Z.sub.4 --A-- (where Z.sub.4 is optionally substituted phenyl or naphthyl, and A is --NH--,--N(C.sub.1-4 alkyl)-, --N(C.sub.5-6 cycloalkyl)-, --NHCO--, --N(C.sub.1-4 alkyl)CO--, --N(C.sub.5-6 cycloalkyl)CO--, --CONH--, --CON(C.sub.1-4 alkyl)-, --CON(C.sub.5-6 cycloalkyl)-, --NHCONH--, --(N(C.sub.5 H.sub.6)CONH--, or --(N(substituted phenyl)CONH--, optionally substituted benzimidazolyl, or an optionally substituted tricyclic radical, and their metal and acid addition salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Assignee: Laboratoire L. Lafon
    Inventor: Louis Lafon
  • Patent number: 4150904
    Abstract: A fluid applicator has a fluid absorbant dispensing roller mounted by an applicator head having inlet means for releasably connecting the roller in fluid communication with a disposable fluid storage container and fluid pressure responsive valve means in the applicator head for restricting fluid flow to the roller normally whereby the roller is applied with fluid by manually squeezing the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1979
    Inventor: Paul Stewart
  • Patent number: 4151300
    Abstract: The invention provides new acetohydroxamic acid derivatives, having interesting properties on the central nervous system, of the formula: R.sub.1 R.sub.2 R.sub.3 C--CO--NHOH, in which R.sub.2 and R.sub.3 are each hydrogen of C.sub.1-6 alkyl, and R.sub.1 is C.sub.1-6 alkyl Z.sub.1 Z.sub.2 N (where Z.sub.1 and Z.sub.2 are each phenyl, substituted phenyl, or cycloalkyl), substituted hydantoinyl, benzhydroxylcarboxamido, Z.sub.3 CH.sub.2 -- (where Z.sub.3 = optionally substituted aryl), Z.sub.4 --A-- (where Z.sub.4 is optionally substituted phenyl or naphthyl, and A is --NH--, --N(C.sub.1-4 alkyl)--, --N(C.sub.5-6 cycloalkyl)--, --NHCO--, --N(C.sub.1-4 alkyl)CO--, --N(C.sub.5-6 cycloalkyl)CO--, --CONH--, --CON(C.sub.1-4 alkyl)--, --CON(C.sub.5-6 cycloalkyl)--, --NHCONH--, --N(C.sub.5 H.sub.6 )CONH--, or --N(substituted phenyl)CONH--, optionally substituted benzimidazolyl, or an optionally substituted tricyclic radical, and their metal and acid addition salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1979
    Assignee: Laboratoire L. Lafon
    Inventor: Louis Lafon
  • Patent number: 4151507
    Abstract: An alarm system for vehicles or the like responsive to unauthorized tampering. The circuitry includes at least two sensor arrays, each adapted to produce a signal responsive to tampering of a particular kind. In the case of an automobile, one sensor array is responsive to the opening of the trunk or hood, and its signal immediately actuates an alarm, such as sounding the horn; another sensor array, responsive to movement of the vehicle or opening of a door, produces a signal which, after a time delay of, say, 15 seconds, actuates the alarm. Another time delay circuit turns off the alarm after, say, 25 seconds. The circuitry includes arming means incorporating a third time delay, by which to arm the system after a delay of, say, one minute following the turning off of the ignition switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1979
    Inventor: Billy R. Willis
  • Patent number: 4149284
    Abstract: An apparatus for isolating a ball-cock assembly locatable within a water closet flush tank from fluids contained within the flush tank has independent sleeve means of a material impervious to the fluid within the flush tank which is associated with a fluid riser of the ball-cock assembly and encloses the riser to provide a fluid-tight barrier between the riser and the fluid within the flush tank and mounting means for securing the sleeve means to the flush tank and providing a fluid-tight seal therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Assignee: Norris Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jasper N. Myers, Thomas Young
  • Patent number: 4149570
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an improvement in angularity sensors employed in center pivot irrigation systems. A center pivot irrigation system has a plurality of self-propelled articulating span units mounting interconnected sections of water carrying conduit, each span unit has motor means and motor control means for regulating the operation of the associated motor means to maintain the span units in a pre-determined relative alignment in a vertical plane revolving about a vertical line at the center pivot of the system. The control means has angularlity sensor means which is connected between span units for sensing in a substantially horizontal plane changes in angularity between the span units relative to the desired revovling vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventor: Richard E. Hunter
  • Patent number: 4148446
    Abstract: A dual sensitive retractor prevents protraction of webbing when either a predetermined vehicle acceleration or webbing acceleration occurs. The reel includes a shaft which is rotatably mounted on a frame. Locking means, in the form of a lock cup, on the frame moves locking pawls into and out of the path of ratchet teeth on the reel. An inertia mass is mounted on the shaft for rotation with respect to the shaft, and an inertia weight is provided which is responsive to changes in the inertia of the vehicle. The invention includes the improvement of providing a latch and means for mounting the latch for engaging the locking means to prevent webbing protraction. Drive means, which in one embodiment is a cam fixed to the shaft contacting the latch generally is driven by the shaft and is connected to the latch to impart rotation from the shaft to the inertia mass and to move the latch into engagement with the locking means when the webbing acceleration rotates the shaft faster than the inertia mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1979
    Assignee: American Safety Equipment Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Sugar
  • Patent number: 4148662
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for making brick from shale or a mixture of clay and shale by adding to the shale or shale mixture an additive containing sodium bentonite, a water soluble anionic polyelectrolyte polymer, and, preferably, a water soluble dispersant. The additive increases the plasticity and the green strength of the shale or shale mixture so that high quality bricks can be produced from such raw material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1979
    Assignee: American Colloid Company
    Inventors: John Hughes, Peter L. Maul
  • Patent number: 4148701
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for exothermically obtaining hydrogen or hydrogen peroxide from water vapor in a reaction chamber. The separation of the hydrogen and oxygen may be accelerated through the use of a combination host and sensitizer material which is present near spaces or voids within the reaction chamber. The water vapor has certain particular absorption bands in its absorption versus frequency characteristic. Each of the sensitizers which are located adjacent the voids in the reactant, in one embodiment forming part of the walls of small cylindrical tubes, has an energy output in the excited state which is precisely in one of the energy absorption bands in the water vapor characteristic. The host material absorbs heat energy and excites the sensitizer material. In addition to the formation of free hydrogen, some hydrogen peroxide is also formed. Other feedstocks may have energy selectively applied to them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1979
    Inventor: Sam L. Leach
  • Patent number: 4148411
    Abstract: A balanced lid type system for industrial trash bins includes arrangements for partially opening the lid with little effort and for permitting the lid to swing wide open when it is inverted for dumping, as disclosed in U.S. Pat. Nos. 3,994,415 and Re. 29,494. The operative mechanism in the present balanced lid bin system includes rollers which ride on the top edge of the sides of the bin to support the lid in a substantially balanced manner, and a pair of recesses or guideways in the rear sides of the lid which engage matching pins or rollers extending laterally from the bin to guide the lid as it rotates open in the upright or balanced partially opening mode of operation. When the lid swings wide open, as it is inverted when raised by the forks of a lift garbage dump truck, the rollers remain at the end of the tracks in the lid and the lid swings fully open about this axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1979
    Inventors: Allan M. Hodge, Craig V. Taylor
  • Patent number: RE30969
    Abstract: A device for opening, closing and latching a roof vent closure member for vehicles and including an upper latch member pivotally connected to the closure member, a lower latch member pivotally connected to the frame defining the opening in the roof, said upper and lower latch members being pivotally interconnected and a bar connected to said upper latch member in offset relation to its pivotal connection to the lower latch member for actuating the device. The pivotal connections of the latch members are arranged to provide a toggle or off center relationship in closed position of the closure member. The latch members and pivotal connections thereof are so arranged to permit the crossbar to be positioned below and outwardly of the frame defining the roof opening to provide headroom, non-obstructed vision, and aesthetic appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1982
    Assignee: D G Shelter Products Company
    Inventor: Elwood W. Buck, Jr.