Patents Represented by Attorney Richard H. Thomas
  • Patent number: 8210997
    Abstract: The present invention resides in an exercise device that is lightweight and easy to transport, and is particularly effective in improving neuromuscular/proprioceptive coordination, balance and core strength. The exercise device draws on the well known physical fitness benefits of canoe and kayak paddling, and at the same time is a device that can be used in a gym, home, office, or at any land site desired. The exercise device of the present invention comprises a pole that can be grasped in two hands similar to grasping a canoe or kayak paddle. A yoke is positioned at one end of the pole. A roller is held axially in the yoke. A variable resistance brake controls the ease with which the roller is able to rotate within the yoke. An adjustment means may be positioned on the pole that allows the user of the device to control the variable resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventors: Amelia N. Thomas, Janine M Alexander
  • Patent number: 5295525
    Abstract: The present invention resides in a sealant composition for pressurized articles, and in the articles comprising the sealant. The present invention is particularly useful as a sealant for high pressure tires, adapted for pressures higher than 50 psig. The sealant of the present invention comprises a high molecular weight elastomer, a low molecular weight liquid elastomer, and a cross-linking agent. The low molecular weight liquid elastomer is substantially free of iron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventor: Joseph C. Sanda, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4826696
    Abstract: A sandwich cream filling composition of improved creaminess comprising a fat matrix consisting essentially of a plastic fat of defined SFI profile and melt point and a high stability oil also of defined SFI profile and melt point, said composition being characterized as having good stand-up throughout a wide temperature range from about 50.degree. F. to about 90.degree. F. and an imperceptible solids content at temperatures above about 98.5.degree. F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Assignee: Durkee Industrial Foods Corp.
    Inventors: Lonny L. Wilson, Kenneth W. Player
  • Patent number: 4762725
    Abstract: A non-aqueous, lipid-based, stable, flavored coating having a smooth, non-grainy texture, spreadable at room temperature but capable of form retention when applied to a substrate at a temperature up to about 110.degree. F.; comprising about 10-70% of a hydrogenated vegetable oil having a Wiley Melting Point less than about 90.degree. F.; about 30-90% of a particulate friable, non-hygroscopic bulking agent; about 0 to a flavoring amount of a flavorant; and about 0.1 to about 8% of a lipid stabilizer having a Capillary Melting Point in the range of about 125.degree.-150.degree. F., said vegetable oil and stabilizer defining on cooling a lipid matrix for the bulking agent, said bulking agent being substantially impalpable in the lipid matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1988
    Assignee: Durkee Industrial Foods Corp.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Player, Lonny L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4753812
    Abstract: There is disclosed a sandwich cream filling composition comprising a fat matrix consisting essentially of a plastic fat of defined SFI profile and melt point and a hard butter also of defined SFI profile and melt point. The composition is characterized as having good stand-up throughout a wide temperature range from about 50.degree. F. to about 90.degree. F. and an imperceptible solids content at temperatures above about 98.5.degree. F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1988
    Assignee: Durkee Industrial Foods Corp.
    Inventors: Lonny L. Wilson, Kenneth W. Player, Samuel J. Porcello, James M. Manns
  • Patent number: 4753348
    Abstract: An easy-access, moisture resistant, reusable, two-piece carton especially adapted for holding computer forms. The carton of the present invention is reusable in the sense that it is usable first for shipping of items such as one-ply cut sheet forms and subsequently is uniquely usable again for storage of the forms during the period of use and withdrawal of the forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1988
    Assignee: Allied Paper Incorporated
    Inventors: Harold G. Patrick, Robert L. Nolan
  • Patent number: 4748041
    Abstract: An edible, lipid based squeezable, flavored savory shelf-stable composition designed to be shelf stored in a deformable plastic bottle, and to be squeezable at room temperature from a narrow opening of such bottle by the use of ordinary hand pressure, said composition having a paste consistency or stand-up similar to that of a cheese dip and containing lipid, emulsifier and bulking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Assignee: Durkee Industrial Foods Corp.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Player, Carey R. Mohnasky
  • Patent number: 4719114
    Abstract: A process for preserving active dry yeast comprising applying polyethylene glycol having a molecular weight in the range of about 3350 to about 4600 to the surface of said yeast in a preserving amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1988
    Assignee: Durkee Industrial Foods, Corp.
    Inventor: Phillip J. Percel
  • Patent number: 4713251
    Abstract: A process for encapsulating liquid acids such as phosphoric acid, comprising the steps of; preparing a water dispersion of said acid, a water dispersible matrix forming ingredient and an acid buffering agent; and forming said dispersion into a particulate solid, for instance by water removal and extrusion into a cold solvent bath, wherein the acid and acid buffering agent are dispersed in the matrix forming ingredient. The present invention also relates to encapsulated acid products prepared by said process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: Durkee Industrial Foods Corp.
    Inventor: Jon T. Seighman
  • Patent number: 4704294
    Abstract: An agglomerated dry mix composition suitable for addition to a boiling or hot mixture of water and meat or poultry fat drippings to make a lump-free gravy, comprising a starch thickening agent in a thickening amount; a binding amount of a carbohydrate binding agent; flavoring and coloring amounts of a flavorant and colorant; and an emulsifying agent in an amount effective to emulsify the composition in water, said emulsifying agent comprising a blend of a protein source having a protein content of at least about 70% and a buffering agent in an amount effective to establish a pH of the composition in water in the range of about 6-7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1987
    Assignee: Durkee Famous Foods, Inc.
    Inventor: Gayle E. Rakosky
  • Patent number: 4698264
    Abstract: A solid, water-dispersible, delayed-release particulate composition comprising: a matrix composition, a relatively small amount of an active ingredient insoluble in and uniformly distributed through the matrix composition, the matrix composition comprising: a normally solid, slowly water soluble or slightly water soluble salt selected from the group consisting of alkali metal and calcium phosphates, citrates, tartrates and carbonates, and hydrates thereof, and readily cold water soluble bulking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1987
    Assignee: Durkee Industrial Foods, Corp.
    Inventor: James A. Steinke
  • Patent number: 4689235
    Abstract: There is provided an extrudable encapsulation matrix composition having improved loading capacity for oils, flavors, fragrances, agricultural chemicals, insecticides, drugs, etc. The matrix comprises a maltodextrin and hydrogen octenylbutanedioate amylodextrin or equivalent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1987
    Assignee: SCM Corporation
    Inventors: Janette M. Barnes, James A. Steinke
  • Patent number: 4674627
    Abstract: An easily-cleaned, rubberized conveyor assembly especially adapted for conveying granular or semi-fluid material. The present invention is particularly concerned with conveying food materials where cleaning and sanitary conditions are important. The invention is also particularly described with regard to a conveyor for the bottom of a holding or surge bin, but has other applications. In the invention, upright side guards along opposite sides of a continuous rubberized belt separate the belt into a central load-carrying portion and outer edge aligned portions. Connections connect the edge aligned portions to supporting girts beneath the belt, the girts in turn being attached to endless conveyor chains on opposite sides of the belt. Preferably, the side guards are rubberized elements vulcanized to the belt surface, thereby providing an assembly having a load-carrying area free of cracks or crevices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: Proctor & Schwartz, Inc.
    Inventor: Dussan V. Benlcio I.
  • Patent number: 4674159
    Abstract: Stenter apparatus for stretching film comprises stenter frame clip chain assemblies adapted to grip opposite edges of the film. Each chain assembly includes a plurality of chain clip units (5) which are movable on a double track rail system (3, 4). Each clip unit (5) carries a series of rollers wherein rollers (10a, 10b) with a horizontal axis run on an edge of a track (4) for chain weight support while a plurality of vertical axis rollers (7a, 7b, 8, 9, 12) engage side surfaces of the track assembly to resist horizontal loading. A further roller (11) serves to prevent uplift of the chain assembly. The clip units (5) are linked by articulating link means comprising spaced link plates (21, 22) pivotally carried by link pins (23) in the clip units, each link pin additionally serving to support a drive roller (15). A film clip (6) is located on each chain clip unit (5) and above the articulating link means. Preferably the tracks (3, 4 ) are spaced vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: Proctor & Schwartz, Limited
    Inventors: Alexander Sclater, Wallace Cunningham, Graham Green
  • Patent number: 4658980
    Abstract: A container cap comprising a cover member, at least one opening in the cover member, lid means including at least one lid to close said opening, flexible hinge means connecting the lid means to the cover member, and defining a free edge opposite said hinge means, and tamper evidencing means in the form of arrowhead locks positioned at opposite corners of said free edge secured to the cover member, including breakable webbing connecting said locks to said lid means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Assignee: SCM Corporation
    Inventor: Robert O. Lindstrom
  • Patent number: 4643907
    Abstract: There is disclosed non-sweet, savory, flavored baking chips (e.g., cheese baking chip), a process for making the same, and use of the chips in a variety of food items, such as cookies, cakes, and other baked products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Assignee: SCM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Player, Lonny L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4619576
    Abstract: A feed system for feeding light-weight materials, such as tobacco, into large blending and/or bulking bins. The present invention resides primarily in a novel, light-weight feed system comprising a trolley and a shuttle conveyor adapted to reciprocatingly feed rapidly in either a longitudinal or lateral direction with a minimum amount of inertia during acceleration and deacceleration. A feed conveyor deposits said material onto the shuttle conveyor, said feed conveyor comprising drive elements adapted to synchronize movement of the feed conveyor with movement of the shuttle conveyor. The shuttle conveyor, at least in the X direction, is unencumbered mechanically by the feed conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1986
    Assignee: Proctor & Schwartz Inc.
    Inventors: Kurudamannil A. George, Peter E. Zagorzycki
  • Patent number: 4610849
    Abstract: A spray reactor for flue gas desulfurization, particularly suitable for steam generators, uses a plurality of flue gas inlets and complementary nozzles to spray an alkaline reagent into the flue gas, including means to maintain the gas velocity in said gas inlets in response to generator turndown by varying the cross-sectional area of flow of the waste gas into the reaction zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1986
    Assignee: Proctor & Schwartz, Inc.
    Inventors: John Van Camp, Stanley J. Baran
  • Patent number: 4606768
    Abstract: A copper infiltrated ferrous powder metal part infiltrated with copper or a copper alloy characterized as having after infiltration a residual uninfiltrated porosity of less than about 7 volume percent and a maximum pore size of the residual uninfiltrated porosity of less than about 125 micrometers, said porosity and pore size values being taken from a worst field of view in a functionally critical area of said metal part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1986
    Assignee: SCM Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Svilar, Stephen Glancy, Erhard Klar
  • Patent number: 4592480
    Abstract: A tamper evidencing cap for use with containers for ingestibles, medicines, and the like. The cap comprises first and second cover members connected to each other. At least one lid is hinged to the second cover member for movement between open and closed positions. Tamper evidencing means is removably connected to and between the lid and one of the cover members to prevent the lid from opening until the tamper evidencing means is removed. The cap may additionally or alternatively include a further tamper evidencing means comprising a skirt that extends from the periphery of the first cover member for engaging a side surface of the container. The skirt has a plurality of spaced apart weakened zones around its periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Assignee: SCM Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Hart, R. Keith Jacks