Patents Represented by Law Firm Speckman & Pauley
  • Patent number: 5906879
    Abstract: A 3-dimension thermoformed bicomponent fiber nonwoven material comprising a lofty bicomponent material layer forming a plurality of peaks separated from one another by channels and having a basis weight in the range of about 0.5 to 7.0 ounces per square yard. The bicomponent material layer comprises a structural component and a heat activatable adhesive component suitable for thermoforming. Also disclosed are various configurations of this material suitable for use in absorbent personal care articles such as sanitary napkins, disposable diapers, incontinent-care pads and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Edsel Huntoon, Mary Garvie Weber, Gordon Allen Shaw, Marshall Kenneth Bryant, Mark George Everson, Gerald Lewis Clark, Wanda Walton Jackson, Susan Marie Vanage, Mark Charles Jacobs, Pamela Jean Mayberry, James Arthur Davis, Douglas Bryan Cole, Stanley Michael Gryskiewicz, Ann Louise McCormack, Richard Daniel Pike, Leslie Warren Collier, IV, Frank Andrew Rosch, III, Scott Richard Lange
  • Patent number: 5897276
    Abstract: A U-shaped clip-on slide nut with two parallel sliding limbs provided with notch elements and capable of being clipped onto an undercut ridge. One sliding limb has a bore and the other limb is provided with a threaded bore aligned with the bore and accommodating a clamping screw. The invention facilitates fixing of a component on the ridge in that the bore is a blind bore, the clamping screw is a countersunk screw, and at least one sliding limb also has a screw receptacle for a securing screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Rittal-Werk Rudolf Loh Gmbh & Co. KG
    Inventor: Marc Hartel
  • Patent number: 5895910
    Abstract: The invention provides an imaging system for the detection and sorting of objects in a work space. The invention uses a modulated electromagnetic signal and then filters each received signal. The received modulated signals by an array of photosites are used to create an image of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventor: Donald J. Christian
  • Patent number: 5885094
    Abstract: A connecting terminal for a busbar in a busbar system in which the busbar has an n-agonal cross-section (n.gtoreq.3) with longitudinal undercut acceptor grooves in its outer sides. A connecting terminal having simple parts and which is easy to fit has two terminal sections which can be fitted on the busbar and connected together, and can be inserted with securing components in recesses in the busbar and secured transversely therein. The terminal sections form a terminal chamber over an outside of the busbar directed transversely thereto and securing screws can be adjusted in webs of the terminal sections away from the outside of the busbar which clamp terminal sections in the terminal chamber to a line inserted therein with a connection to the outside of the busbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Rittal-Werk Rudolf Loh GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hans Wagener
  • Patent number: 5884815
    Abstract: A closure for a container having a closure lower member and a screw cap in which the closure lower member is connectable with a base member to the container aperture. The closure lower member has a pouring spout connected to the base member. The screw cap has a cap bottom and a cap side wall with an internal thread adapted to be screwed onto and unscrewed from the pouring spout which has an external thread. The cap side wall of the screw cap in a region of its free end face terminates in at least one latching lug, the latching lugs of the screw cap co-operating with latching projections of the closure lower member to form a latch connection. In a screwing on direction the closure lower member has a shallow rising flank which merges into a steep latching flank and also forms the latching connection with the latching lugs, the connection being reversible by displacement of the latching lugs in relation to the latching projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Heinrich Stolz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Bernd Stolz
  • Patent number: 5883028
    Abstract: A breathable elastic laminate is formed by bonding a film including an elastic water vapor-soluble polymer to a neckable nonwoven web such that when the film is relaxed, the web is in a necked state. The breathable laminate is stretchable in a direction parallel to the narrowing or necking of the web. The laminate possesses excellent water vapor permeability but acts as a barrier to the passage of odor-causing chemicals including ammonia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Tod Morman, Linda Jeanette Morgan, Bernard Cohen
  • Patent number: 5881756
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for premixing a gaseous fuel and air, the apparatus comprising a back plate having a plurality of back plate openings, a front plate having a plurality of front plate openings corresponding to and substantially aligned with the back plate openings, a gaseous fuel inlet through in which a gaseous fuel is introduced into the area between the back plate and the front plate, and a plurality of air jet tubes disposed between the back plate and the front plate, the air jet tubes conveying combustion air from said back plate openings through said front plate openings, resulting in aspiration of the fuel through the front plate openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Institute of Gas Technology
    Inventors: Hamid A. Abbasi, Mark J. Khinkis, David F. Cygan
  • Patent number: 5879137
    Abstract: A high-pressure valve assembly having a valve body that defines a preferably cylindrical valve cavity, a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet and a plurality of valve ports; and a fluid pressure intensifier assembly having a plurality of piston-plunger assemblies and utilizing the high-pressure valve assembly to distribute the working fluid. The valve assemblies have a valve rotor rotatably mounted within the valve cavity. In one embodiment, the valve rotor divides the valve cavity into a high-pressure region in communication with the fluid inlet and a low-pressure region in communication with the fluid outlet. As the valve rotor rotates, at least one and preferably three or more valve ports communicate with the power chamber and at least one and preferably three or more valve ports communicate with the discharge chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Jetec Corporation
    Inventor: Gene G. Yie
  • Patent number: 5874374
    Abstract: A method for producing engineered materials from salt/polymer aqueous solutions in which an aqueous continuous phase having at least one metal cation salt is mixed with a hydrophilic organic polymeric disperse phase so as to form a metal cation/polymer gel. The metal cation/polymer gel is then treated to form a structural mass precursor, which structural mass precursor is heated, resulting in formation of a structural mass having predetermined characteristics based upon the intended application of the structural mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Institute of Gas Technology
    Inventor: Estela Ong
  • Patent number: 5871410
    Abstract: An archery broadhead having a ferrule body with longitudinal grooves that accept a plurality of fixed and/or pivotal blades. At least a port ion of the ferrule body has a multiplicity of irregularities that form an irregular skin surface having a surface roughness. The irregularities enhance aerodynamic flight characteristics of the broadhead and also reduce frictional drag as the broadhead penetrates a target. The irregularities can be formed by a directional, non-directional or multi-directional set of repeating dimples, grooves, lands, stippling and/or any other suitable structure that forms a pattern, uniform or non-uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: New Archery Products Corp.
    Inventors: Miroslav A. Simo, Robert S. Mizek, Frank A. Harwath
  • Patent number: 5865675
    Abstract: The invention is a harvester which is able to weigh harvested fruit. The harvester transfers the fruit from the harvester by a transfer conveyor. The weighing system is a first shoe and a second shoe supported on the end of the transfer conveyor. A load cell supports the second shoe and is used to determine the weight of the fruit in the second shoe. A linkage system is used to keep the first shoe and second shoe in desired relative positions as the transfer conveyor is moved up or down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventor: David Jeffrey Meester
  • Patent number: 5863279
    Abstract: A martial arts apparatus for mounting a breaking board with respect to a ground surface or another suitable structural member. A backing frame is adjustably mounted with respect to the structural support member. A back plate is adjustably mounted with respect to the backing frame. A front plate is adjustably mounted to rotate with respect to the back plate. A pair of arms are each pivotally attached with respect to the front plate. Each arm preferably has a front portion pivotally attached with respect to a rear portion. A plurality of clamping members mechanically cooperate with the front portions of the arms to clamp the breaking board between the clamping members and the front portions of the arms. The martial arts apparatus according to this invention is capable of rotating a breaking board within a plane, and rotating the breaking board into and out of a plane established by the breaking board which can be generally vertical with respect to a ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Inventor: Ronald Stephen Pouliot
  • Patent number: 5862649
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for packaging cans or tubes which arrive from a conveying station and which are placed into a packaging fixture. The cans are moved in the packaging fixture to a packaging station and are together removed from the packaging fixture in the form of a dense package and are provided with common packaging. The cans are then passed on to the next following processing station. Using interchangeable packaging modules, the cans or tubes are selectively filled into a box or are provided with a hoop. In the process, the packaging material is brought to the packaging station in a delivery plane which extends vertically with respect to a direction of delivery of the cans or tubes from out of the packaging fixture. The box to be filled is delivered by a box carrier which is movable in the delivery plane, to the packaging station, and is there taken over by a suction gripper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Assignee: Pamag AG
    Inventor: Gottlieb Benz
  • Patent number: 5860859
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved method and apparatus for separating fruits, such as tomatoes, from vines. The invention uses feeder bars to provide tomatoes to a shaker brush a first time. The vines are allowed to fall out of the shaker brush to a shaker conveyor. The shaker conveyor conveys the vines into the shaker brush a second time, and then to a vine reel, thus providing an improved separation of tomatoes from the vine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventor: David Jeffrey Meester
  • Patent number: 5857641
    Abstract: A winding core useful for winding and storing a nonwoven web or other fabric material includes a main core body and a mechanical entangling mechanism disposed on an outer surface of the core body. The mechanical entangling mechanism ensnares an end of the nonwoven web and holds it in place on the winding core during the initial winding of the web around the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark WorldWide, Inc.
    Inventor: Vonnie L. Goode
  • Patent number: 5856036
    Abstract: A catalyst composition for use in electrochemical reactor devices comprising platinum, ruthenium, and osmium and having a single phase crystal structure comprising a face centered cubic unit cell. In accordance with a particularly preferred embodiment, in atomic percentages, platinum comprises about 65% of the catalyst composition, ruthenium comprises about 25% of the catalyst composition, and osmium comprises about 10% of the catalyst composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Assignee: Illinois Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Eugene S. Smotkin, Kevin L. Ley, Cong Pu, Renxuan Liu
  • Patent number: 5853635
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of forming a heteroconstituent nonwoven web including a mixture of different filament types simultaneously formed into the same web. The filament types may differ as to polymer composition, additive loadings, fiber size, fiber shape, and/or degree of crimping. The invention is also directed to a method of forming a multilayered nonwoven structure in which different filament types constituting different layers are simultaneously formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1998
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Morell, Bryan D. Haynes
  • Patent number: D405766
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: Rittal-Werk Rudolf Loh GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Mark Hartel, Ralf Dahmer
  • Patent number: D407653
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Inventor: Robert J. Long
  • Patent number: D423464
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Rittal-Werk Rudolf Loh GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Kay-Uwe Witte