Patents Represented by Attorney Roger H. Criss
  • Patent number: 7582000
    Abstract: A method of making an electroluminescent (EL) light which includes at least one design. A flexible EL lamp is used which has a front electrode, a phosphor layer, a dielectric layer and a rear electrode layer. A pattern is cut out from the flexible EL lamp and at least one line is determined on the cut out to divide the design into at least two geometric areas, which are preferably of approximately equal size. A scribe line is cut into the rear electrode along such line, which forms split electrode areas in the rear electrode. Connecting devices are attached to each split electrode area, which are adapted to be connected to a power source. A method of making an EL light that is adaptable to be inserted into a channel, with the light having at least one indicia such as a letter, number, symbol or the like. A first form of the desired indicia is cut out from a plastic backing sheet. A second form of the desired indicia is cut out from flexible EL lamp of the form mentioned above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Electro-Luminx Lighting Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Paul Pendlebury, Robert Joseph Ponticelli, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6759386
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a rational, multi-tier approach to the administration of growth factor proteins in the treatment of heart disease. Also disclosed is a method to evaluate the effectiveness of the administration of growth factor proteins comprising the clinical assay of CPK-MB levels in a patient undergoing treatment with growth factor proteins. In addition, there is disclosed a method for treatment of heart disease comprising administration of a therapeutically effective amount of a growth factor protein by oral inhalation therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Inventor: Wayne P. Franco
  • Patent number: 6726968
    Abstract: A multilayered packaging film having good antifog performance that is suitable for use in food packaging. The multilayered film comprises a nylon film having first and second surfaces; a sealant film positioned on the first surface of the nylon film, either directly on the first surface of the nylon film or via an intermediate adhesive; an antifog composition contained within at least part of the sealant film or coated on a surface of the sealant film opposite the nylon film; and a protective film applied onto the second surface of the nylon film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Simon J. Porter
  • Patent number: 6723443
    Abstract: This invention relates to blends of nylon homopolymers and copolymers with poly(hydroxyamino ether) polymers. More particularly, there are provided blends of nylon 6 and its copolymers with poly(hydroxyamino ether) which form films having high miscibility, high clarity and good processability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mingliang L. Tsai, Murali K. Akkapeddi, Clark V. Brown, Darnell C. Worley, II
  • Patent number: 6696953
    Abstract: Electronic article surveillance markers, methods for their production and for their use are disclosed. In one aspect there is provided an integrated deactivatable hybrid marker which can be used both in radio frequency and magnetic harmonic article surveillance systems. The harmonics generating element or elements of the marker are inserted into a RF resonant circuit as an active part of the circuit. The deactivation of the marker is accomplished by employing another element of high coercivity magnetic material. When placed in a RF interrogation field, the hybrid marker causes an increase in absorption of transmitted signal in order to reduce the signal in the receiving coil of the RF surveillance system. When placed in an interrogation zone of a magnetic harmonic article surveillance system, the marker generates high harmonics of the interrogating frequency that can be detected by the receiver of the surveillance system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: An Qiu, Ryusuke Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 6685871
    Abstract: Toughened biaxially oriented polyamide films prepared by dry blending i) a polyamide homopolymer, copolymer, or blends thereof; and ii) a functionalized polyolefin terpolymer comprising maleic anhydride, ethyl acrylate, and an olefin, to thereby form a dry mixture. The dry mixture is melted to form a polymer blend, which is then formed into a polymer film. The edges of the film are pinned to a casting roll, and the film is plasticized in at least one water bath. The polymer film is subsequently biaxially oriented. The result is a toughened biaxially oriented film which is resistant to pinholes, cracks, and other structural defects. Such films are particularly suited for making packaging materials for various food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Moulton, Delroy G. Blissett, Gary M. Bardzak, Anthony B. Crochunis, Ann M. Majestic, Simon J. Porter, Thomas L. Staskowski
  • Patent number: 6669880
    Abstract: A composite molding compound comprising a combination of metal and ceramic powders is disclosed. The powders are combined with a binder, a liquid carrier and other processing additives in a manner to provide uniform distribution of two phases in a material format that facilitates the molding of complex parts at relatively low pressures and temperatures using conventional injection molding machines. The products formed from these molding compounds may be designed with tailored physical and mechanical properties such as thermal conductivity, thermal expansion coefficient, density, elastic modulus and wear properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: AlliedSignal Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammad Behi, Michael Zedalis, Richard Lewis Duyckinck, Joan Burlew
  • Patent number: 6656993
    Abstract: Oxygen scavenging barrier polyamide compositions exhibiting high oxygen scavenging capability as well as good coinjection stretch blow moldability characteristics suitable for making multilayer PET bottles with good clarity and delamination resistance are claimed in this invention. The polyamide compositions of this invention comprise a slow crystallizing polyamide blend comprising (i) an amorphous, semiaromatic polyamide homopolymer, copolymer or mixture thereof and (ii) a semicrystalline, aliphatic polyamide homopolymer, copolymer or mixture thereof wherein in the weight ratio of (i):(ii) ranges from about 99:1 to about 30:70; at least one polyamide-compatible, oxidizable polydiene; and at least one oxidation promoting metal salt catalyst. The multilayer PET bottles, made with the polyamide compositions of this invention as the barrier layer, are suitable for extended shelf-life packaging of oxygen-sensitive food and beverage products such as beer and juices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Murali K. Akkapeddi, Edward P. Socci, Timothy J. Kraft, Darnell C. Worley, II, Jeffrey D. Pratt, Clark V. Brown
  • Patent number: 6610234
    Abstract: Oxygen scavenging barrier polyamide compositions exhibiting high oxygen scavenging capability as well as good coinjection stretch blow moldability characteristics suitable for making multilayer PET bottles with good clarity and delamination resistance are claimed in this invention. The polyamide compositions of this invention comprise a slow crystallizing polyamide blend comprising (i) an amorphous, semiaromatic polyamide homopolymer, copolymer or mixture thereof and (ii) a semicrystalline, aliphatic polyamide homopolymer, copolymer or mixture thereof wherein in the weight ratio of (i):(ii) ranges from about 99:1 to about 30:70; at least one polyamide-compatible, oxidizable polydiene; and at least one oxidation promoting metal salt catalyst. The multilayer PET bottles, made with the polyamide compositions of this invention as the barrier layer, are suitable for extended shelf-life packaging of oxygen-sensitive food and beverage products such as beer and juices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Murali K. Akkapeddi, Edward P. Socci, Timothy J. Kraft, Darnell C. Worley, II, Jeffrey D. Pratt, Clark V. Brown
  • Patent number: 6601370
    Abstract: A reclosable film package for storage of solid or liquid food products using a straight-tear film package having a zipper. The straight-tear films allow for tearing of the film along straight lines without perforating or laser scoring of the film allowing optimal integrity of the package and product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Frank J. Colombo, Jeffrey D. Moulton
  • Patent number: 6602590
    Abstract: The invention relates to high gas barrier packaging films exhibiting good shrinkage and containing an antifog composition for modified atmosphere packaging of foods and the like. The films are useful for producing modified atmosphere packages that preserve and enhance the shelf life of food and non-food oxygen sensitive items. The films exhibit excellent shrinkage, permanent antifog, easy processing and low cost of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Ting, Earl L. Hatley, Jeffrey D. Moulton
  • Patent number: 6583707
    Abstract: Apparatus and manufacturing methods are provided which are useful in the manufacture of large transformer cores, particularly, in the manufacture of large transformer cores made of a ferromagnetic material, especially of annealed amorphous metal alloys. Further provided are transformer cores produced utilizing the disclosed apparatus and manufacturing methods, as well as finished transformers which include such transformer cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Dung A. Ngo, Kimberly M. Borgmeier
  • Patent number: 6559570
    Abstract: A high efficiency electric motor has a generally polyhedrally shaped bulk amorphous metal magnetic component in which a plurality of layers of amorphous metal strips are laminated together to form a generally three-dimensional part having the shape of a polyhedron. The bulk amorphous metal magnetic component may include an arcuate surface, and preferably includes two arcuate surfaces that are disposed opposite to each other. The magnetic component is operable at frequencies ranging from between approximately 60 Hz and 20,000 Hz and exhibits (i) a core-loss of less than or approximately equal to 1 watt-per-kilogram of amorphous metal material when operated at a frequency of approximately 60 Hz and at a flux density of approximately 1.4 Tesla (T); (ii) a core-loss of less than or approximately equal to 20 watts-per-kilogram of amorphous metal material when operated at a frequency of approximately 1000 Hz and at a flux density of approximately 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas John DeCristofaro, Peter Joseph Stamatis
  • Patent number: 6555190
    Abstract: The present invention provides coextruded or laminated multilayer films having at least one layer of a halopolymer such as poly(chlorotrifluoro ethylene) (PCTFE), at least one layer of a naphthalene containing polymer such as poly(ethylene naphthalate) (PEN), and an intermediate adhesive layer. The invention further provides methods of producing oriented, multilayer films which comprise either coextruding or laminating at least one layer of a halopolymer to a surface of at least one layer of a naphthalene containing polymer by an intermediate adhesive layer. The multilayer film may be uniaxially or biaxially stretched, and an optional thermoplastic polymer layer may be attached to another surface of either the halopolymer layer, the naphthalene containing polymer layer, or both, by another intermediate adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Mingliang Lawrence Tsai
  • Patent number: 6551421
    Abstract: Preformed articles of an amorphous metal foil which are particularly adapted to be used in the manufacture of an assembly having brazed joints, especially a heat exchanger. Methods for the manufacture of a heat exchanger or other assembly having brazed joints, which method includes the process step of providing a preformed article formed of a brazing foil composition of an amorphous metal alloy in contact with one or more elements of said heat exchanger or other assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Anatol Rabinkin
  • Patent number: 6552639
    Abstract: A bulk amorphous metal magnetic component has a plurality of laminations of ferromagnetic amorphous metal strips adhered together to form a generally three-dimensional part having the shape of a polyhedron. The component is formed by stamping, stacking and bonding. The bulk amorphous metal magnetic component may include an arcuate surface, and an implementation may include two arcuate surfaces that are disposed opposite each other. The magnetic component may be operable at frequencies ranging from between approximately 50 Hz and 20,000 Hz. When the component is excited at an excitation frequency “f” to a peak induction level Bmax, it may exhibit a core-loss less than “L” wherein L is given by the formula L=0.0074 f(Bmax)1.3+0.000282 f1.5(Bmax)2.4, said core loss, said excitation frequency and said peak induction level being measured in watts per kilogram, hertz, and teslas, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Decristofaro, Gordon E. Fish, Scott M. Lindquist, Peter J. Stamatis
  • Patent number: 6544662
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for brazing plate/plate and plate/fin multi-channeled structures using an amorphous brazing foil as a brazing filler metal between the parts in order to form uniform joints having optimal dimensions, shape and strength. The parts are assembled in an unconstrained stack, and a controlled load is applied to the top of the stack. The stack is then heated to a temperature at which the interlayer melts and reacts with the base metal to form the joints. The stack is cooled resulting in a brazed structure having the desired characteristics, wherein the brazed joints are optimally formed and the strength of the structure is equal to the underlying strength of the base metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: AlliedSignal Inc.
    Inventors: Anatol Rabinkin, Nicholas DeCristofaro
  • Patent number: 6536396
    Abstract: A starting device has a strip connected to a pulley for a pull start mechanism. The strip is composed of a high performance plastic and is provided with an integral handle. A connection means connects the strip to the pulley on its distal end. The strip fits neatly in a coil around a pulley hub. It lays flat during storage and exerts substantially no lateral pressure against the walls of the pulley. With this construction, the strip does not fray and affords a storing mechanism that is cleaner than a conventional rope system. The starting device has few parts and is easy to assemble. It is lightweight, inexpensive to construct and facilitates starting in an efficient, reliable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Brian W. Robinson, William J. McMaster, Walter H. Marsh, Mark Minnichelli, Frank P. Aadahl, Roy Oppedisano
  • Patent number: 6535096
    Abstract: An ignition system for igniting fuel in a gas turbine or diesel engine is described. The system includes a magnetic core-coil assembly having a magnetic core comprising at least one tape wound toroid of ferromagnetic amorphous metal alloy, a primary winding and a secondary winding. Also included are driver electronics for applying voltage to a spark plug to cause a spark to ignite the fuel. The core-coil assembly and driver electronics are capable of operating with a rapid charge and discharge cycle to produce a high spark pulse rate. In another aspect, a magnetic core-coil assembly is disclosed which has a magnetic core comprising at least one tape wound toroid of ferromagnetic amorphous metal alloy having a permeability ranging from about 250 to 500, a primary winding for low voltage excitation and a secondary winding for high voltage output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Rapoport, Paul A. Papanestor, Donald Allen Grimes, Bruce VanBuskirk, Gordon E. Fish
  • Patent number: 6534155
    Abstract: An inkjet printing coating compositions and recording sheets having printable coating compositions on substrates which are suitable for photographic quality prints by inkjet printing technology, such as thermal and piezo. The recording sheet which comprises a substrate and a dried coating composition on the substrate, which coating composition comprises either (i) a hydrophilic or amphiphilic polyether polyurethane plus one or more polymers selected from the group consisting of cellulose ester polymers, cellulose ether polymers and vinyl polymers or (ii) cellulose acetate trimellitate plus optionally one or more polymers selected from the group consisting of cellulose ester polymers, cellulose ether polymers and vinyl polymers; a quaternary ammonium compound; a metal salt chelating agent; and a microcrystalline filler drying agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jyoti Sharma, David James Gibboni, Elizabeth Joyce Lanigan