Patents Represented by Attorney Salvador J. Cangemi
  • Patent number: 4201709
    Abstract: A low-gossypol, high-protein flour is produced by a process which utilizes conventional solvent extraction equipment with a certain series of steps, culminating at a point where a defatted, milled, cottonseed flour mixture is rendered edible for human consumption by the separation of the gossypol-containing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1980
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Ranjit S. Kadan, Donald W. Freeman, James J. Spadaro, George M. Ziegler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4194032
    Abstract: Flame resistance sufficient to enable cellulose containing materials to pass modern flammability standards has been imparted to these materials by application of an aqueous solution containing a methylol phosphorus compound followed by heat drying to about 15% or less moisture content, and finally by polymerizing the phosphorus material in the cellulose containing material by any one of several indirect aqueous ammonia curing techniques. The invention provides an improved process for flame proofing cellulosic materials which avoids the use of ammonia gas during the cure and which results in little or no loss in tensile strength or in an undesirable change in hand. Cellulosic textiles treated by this process retain their flame resistant properties after repeated laundering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1980
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Robert J. Harper, Jr., Timothy A. Calamari, Jr., Sidney P. Schreiber
  • Patent number: 4186608
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for verification of declared contents in mixed solids, blended textiles, certain pure solids, and other solid substances. The apparatus is assembled from laboratory items and utilizes liquids and instruments. The method requires the measurement of changes in chain length in a chain suspended from the bottom of a float, and appliable values substituted in an equation which utilize densimetric principles to achieve a comparative presentation of values for verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1980
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: David J. Stanonis, Walter D. King, Emory E. Coll
  • Patent number: 4170670
    Abstract: Cotton fabric and cotton-blended fabric which has been sensitized by treatments with methylol phosphorus compounds and heat-dried have been subjected to a "wet-transfer" technique which transfers a formaldehyde donor along with an aqueous ammonium hydroxide solution, thus providing an improved process for imparting flame retardance to fibrous cellulosic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1979
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Robert J. Harper, Jr., Timothy A. Calamari, Jr., Sidney P. Schreiber
  • Patent number: 4166107
    Abstract: Compositions of insect regulators comprising monostearin, carnuba wax, barium sulfate, methoprene, and diflubenzuron are selectively formulated into a sustained-release bolus and orally administered to livestock to control the larvacidal activity of arthropods in the manure of the livestock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1979
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: John A. Miller, Murray L. Beadles, Roger O. Drummond
  • Patent number: 4160357
    Abstract: A continuous tree crop harvester is fitted with right and left catching surfaces. The right half catching surface is designed to move back and forth over the left half catching surface. At the same time and without interrupting the forward motion of the harvester, a rotating trunk seal is provided to enclose and seal the trunk of the tree to be harvested. Thus sealing of the catching surface and tree trunk is reversed after harvesting and the harvester is moved to the next crop harvesting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1979
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Donald L. Peterson, Gordon E. Monroe
  • Patent number: 4154111
    Abstract: An apparatus for sampling dust from lint cotton is disclosed. Air is blown through a known sample of lint cotton positioned in a holding fixture to remove the dust. A suction means is provided to move and direct the dust removed from the lint cotton sample to a filtering means which gathers the dust for subsequent weighing. This accurate dust sample is then used to program experiments for improving the health and safety conditions in the lint cotton process as well as the efficiency of the machinery used in lint cotton processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1979
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Joe D. Anderson, Roy V. Baker
  • Patent number: 4144256
    Abstract: Acetylthio amides and esters were prepared by the free radical addition of thiolacetic acid to the terminal and nonterminal double bonds of N-substituted fatty amides and fatty esters. The free radical additions of the thiolacetic acid to the unsaturated compounds were initiated by irradiation using cobalt-60. The process using irradiation with cobalt-60 was also used to bring about the addition of bromotrichloromethane to N-substituted fatty amides and fatty esters to produce halogen-containing amides and esters. These new sulfur or halogen-containing compounds were found to have antimicrobial activity and to possess properties making them useful as antimicrobial agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1979
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Robert R. Mod, James A. Harris, Jett C. Arthur, Jr., Frank C. Magne, Gene Sumrell, Arthur F. Novak
  • Patent number: 4141174
    Abstract: An apparatus for sampling insect populations in an agricultural crop environment is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a chamber to entrap insects thus allowing collecting said insects through the use of a vacuum by an operator and collecting said insects in a filter type bag from which the insects can be classified and counted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1979
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventor: James W. Smith
  • Patent number: 4141302
    Abstract: A new apparatus for opening furrows in soil is disclosed. Specifically, this apparatus consists of an opening mechanism, a closing mechanism, an automatic seed planting mechanism, an automatic seedling planting mechanism, a driving means, a towing means, and the salient component parts necessary to make them function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1979
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: John E. Morrison, Jr., Charlie F. Abrams, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4115422
    Abstract: Bacteriostatic, water-insoluble complexes of zirconyl acetate with inorganic peroxides are disclosed. Peroxides operative in forming these complexes are hydrogen peroxide, alkali metal perborates and alkali metal peroxydiphosphates. Processes for in situ formation and deposition of the insoluble complexes on the surfaces of cellulosic textiles are described. The textile finishes so produced inhibit the growth and spreading of odor- and infection-producing gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria on the treated textiles. The antibacterial activity imparted to the textiles is durable to repeated laundering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1978
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Clark M. Welch, Gary F. Danna, Tyrone L. Vigo
  • Patent number: 4108748
    Abstract: Acrylated cotton fabric is reacted with water-N,N-dimethylformamide solutions of acrylamide and then exposed to near ultraviolet light in an inert atmosphere to produce crosslinked acrylated cotton fabrics with durable press properties. The treatment is also applicable to methacrylated cotton fabric and the results obtained are similar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1978
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Norman A. Portnoy, Jett C. Arthur, Jr., Matthew F. Margavio, Marie C. Nelson
  • Patent number: 4107192
    Abstract: New mixed esters of diols having one hydroxyl group esterified with benzoic acid and the other esterified with various saturated or unsaturated aliphatic acids or aromatic acids other than benzoic are found to have antimicrobial activity against several pathogenic microorganisms, and to have properties making them useful as antimicrobial agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1978
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: August V. Bailey, Gordon J. Boudreaux, Gene Sumrell, Arthur F. Novak
  • Patent number: 4105403
    Abstract: To the surface of knitted cotton fabrics is applied from 20 to 90% wet add-on of crosslinking agent in a novel geometric pattern by any of several techniques including kiss-roll padding, printing, or transferring the solution of crosslinking agent from impregnated material to the surface of the knitted fabric, followed by drying and curing the moist textile at elevated temperatures, and finally by washing the cured fabric to effect differential shrinkage of the fabric in the applied design, which novel shrinkage in the fabric is fixed through the life of the fabric and is stable through subsequent launderings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1978
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Bethlehem K. Andrews, Robert J. Harper, Jr., Norton A. Cashen
  • Patent number: 4102923
    Abstract: Tris(4-substitutedureidomethyl)phosphine oxides were prepared by the reaction of tris(hydroxymethyl)phosphine with substituted ureas. The phosphine oxides were used to impart flame retardancy to cellulosic materials. They were effective as flame retardants either alone or in combination with hydroxymethylphosphorus compounds or hydroxymethylnitrogen compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Armand B. Pepperman, Jr., Donald J. Daigle, Sidney L. Vail
  • Patent number: 4101678
    Abstract: A process for the clarification of citrus juices is disclosed. Polygalacturonic acid is added to cloudy citrus juice. The resultant coagulated material is removed from solution leaving a clear liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Robert A. Baker, Joseph H. Bruemmer
  • Patent number: 4092319
    Abstract: Sulfur-containing long chain fatty ester-amides have been prepared by the addition of mercaptoacetic acid to the terminal and nonterminal double bonds of unsaturated amides followed by esterification of the carboxyl group with the appropriate alcohol. These compounds exhibit antimicrobial activity and have properties making them useful as antimicrobial agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1978
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Robert R. Mod, Frank C. Magne, Gene Sumrell, Arthur F. Novak
  • Patent number: 4092106
    Abstract: Cotton and cotton-blended fabrics are impregnated with an emulsion containing an N-methylolated urea resin, a Lewis-acid catalyst, an emulsifying agent, and softener in a water-chlorinated solvent formulation to impart improved durable press properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1978
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Ralph J. Berni, Ruth R. Benerito, Mary W. Pilkington
  • Patent number: 4090844
    Abstract: Wrinkle resistance, soil release, improved breaking strength and abrasion, and durable deodorant (bacteriostatic) quality are a plurality of useful properties imparted to cotton by a process with chemicals which include polyfunctional crosslinking compounds, zinc salts of polymerizable acrylic-type acids, and basic persulfates. The fabric is impregnated, heat-fixed, and cured by conventional methods and employing conventional equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1978
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventor: Stanley P. Rowland
  • Patent number: 4090456
    Abstract: A new apparatus for opening furrows in soil is disclosed. Specifically, this apparatus consists of an opening mechanism, a closing mechanism, an automatic seed planting mechanism, an automatic seedling planting mechanism, a driving means, a towing means, and the salient component parts necessary to make them function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1978
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: John E. Morrison, Jr., Charlie F. Abrams, Jr.