Patents Represented by Attorney Thomas E. Tate
  • Patent number: 4254180
    Abstract: The disclosure is that of an invention directed to new compositions of matter comprising a mixture of a resin in particulate form and colloidal graphite; and the use of such mixture to form objects of predetermined sizes and shapes, the exposed surfaces of which are strip treated and coated with a cationic surface active agent to make them Heparin-receptive, after which the objects are Heparin-coated to make them thrombo-resistant and non-thrombogenic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1981
    Assignee: Medical Evaluation Devices & Instruments Corp.
    Inventor: William M. Kline
  • Patent number: 4219520
    Abstract: The disclosure is that of an invention directed to new compositions of matter comprising a mixture of a resin in particulate form and colloidal graphite; and the use of such mixture to form objects of predetermined sizes and shapes, the exposed surfaces of which are strip treated and coated with a cationic surface active agent to make them Heparin-receptive, after which the objects are Heparin-coated to make them thrombo-resistant and non-thrombogenic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1980
    Assignee: Medical Evaluation Devices and Instruments Corp.
    Inventor: William M. Kline
  • Patent number: 4194598
    Abstract: The disclosure is that of an invention directed to a mechanical shock and sway arrestor to be interposed between piping, related equipment and a stationary support. The parts are constructed and arranged to automatically change the effective length of the arrestor in response to thermally induced movements of the piping and to substantially instantaneously convert the arrestor into a rigid strut in the event that the piping is subjected to shock loading or vibration of substantial amplitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1980
    Inventor: Leonard S. Suozzo
  • Patent number: 4175738
    Abstract: The disclosure is that of an invention directed to a folder for a continuously advancing web of textile material in which a transverse guide roll assembly provided with a pair of parallel guide rolls is bodily reciprocated horizontally along a supporting frame. The guide rolls are positively driven in the same opposed directions at all times; and the speed of bodily reciprocation of the guide roll assembly is progressively reduced as that assembly approaches the end of each stroke of reciprocation in order to avoid a slack or bunched condition of the web in the central portion of each fold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1979
    Inventor: Frank Catallo
  • Patent number: 4172451
    Abstract: An indwelling multi-contact plunge electrode to measure the electrical output from areas of the myocardium on an individual, sequential or combination composite basis. The electrode comprises an outer flexible tube containing a plurality of wire leads having their distal ends projecting angularly through the wall of the tube adjacent the distal end thereof and their proximal ends connected to an electrical plug. The distal end portion of the electrode is stiffened and bent at a substantial angle to the proximal portion and the void in the lumen of the tube not occupied by the wire leads is filled with silicone rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1979
    Assignee: Medical Evaluation Devices and Instruments Corp.
    Inventor: William M. Kline
  • Patent number: 4169534
    Abstract: The disclosure is that of an invention directed to a garment hanger in which a multiplicity of garments, such as pants, are suspended, waist down, from a normally horizontal frame that is suspended in a clothes closet in such a manner that the leg bottoms or cuffs are completely visible for selection and extraction of a single pair and in such a manner that a pair of pants to be hung can be attached at the front of the hanger unit while sliding any other pairs of pants toward the rear thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1979
    Inventor: Marion Donovan
  • Patent number: 4112532
    Abstract: The disclosure is that of an invention directed to a horizontal padder and extractor for circular knit fabric tubes and includes a pair of squeeze rolls disposed with their axes in the same horizontal plane, thus defining an upwardly open nip for retaining a puddle of impregnating liquid. A safety guard is pivotally mounted over the squeeze rolls and is operably connected to an electrical interlock to deactivate the machine whenever the safety guard is not in proper position. A steaming station is provided ahead of the padder and extractor and a horizontal orienting spreader feeds the spread fabric tube to the padder at a tangent to the upper surface of the front squeeze roll thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1978
    Inventor: Frank Catallo
  • Patent number: 4074901
    Abstract: The disclosure is that of an invention directed to a folder for a continuously advancing web of a textile material in which a pair of horizontal spaced parallel transverse guide rolls are operably supported by a pair of inwardly opposed horizontal C-beams and are adapted to be independently driven in the same opposite directions by alternating contacts with the upper and lower flanges of the C-beams as the guide rolls are bodily reciprocably traversed along the C-beams by rock yoke and slide connections extending between the shafts of the guide rolls and pivots carried by a pair of continuously driven endless traversing chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1978
    Inventor: Frank Catallo
  • Patent number: 4052989
    Abstract: The disclosure is that of an invention directed to a catheter that includes an internal, distally projecting, proximally removable, puncture needle, thus enabling the catheter to be introduced into a vessel of an animate being without first having to use a sharpened cannula or split needle. A sight zone adjacent the distal end is provided to visually observe blood flow as an indication of proper and accurate insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1977
    Assignee: Medical Evaluation Devices and Instruments Corporation
    Inventor: William Mathes Kline
  • Patent number: 4044765
    Abstract: The disclosure is that of an invention directed to a flexible tube for intra-venous feeding, the proximal end of which is permanently and leak-proofedly affixed to a connecting hub and the distal end of which comprises a hollow tip configured to closely but freely retain the distal portion of a removable puncture needle. A puncture needle is provided to effect initial insertion into a vein of an animate being; and a sight zone is provided in either or both of the flexible tube and the handle of the puncture needle for visual observation of liquid flow. There is also disclosed a method of internally coating the inner body of the tube and for externally sheathing the inner body by extrusion coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1977
    Assignee: Medical Evaluation Devices and Instruments Corporation
    Inventor: William Mathes Kline
  • Patent number: 3973305
    Abstract: The disclosure is that of conditioning equipment for performing either straightening or overfeed calendering operations upon circular knit fabric tubes and includes a feed stand, a control roll station, a drive roll station, a steaming station and a calender station. A horizontal spreader extends from the control roll station to the calender station and provides a circumferential drive for the fabric tube at the control roll station, a face drive therefor at the drive roll station and an internal edge drive therefor along at least that portion of the length of the spreader that extends from the control roll station through the drive roll station. Thermo-fixing of the conditioned fabric tube also may be effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1976
    Inventor: Frank Catallo
  • Patent number: 3973304
    Abstract: The disclosure is that of conditioning equipment for performing either straightening or overfeed calendering operations upon circular knit fabric tubes and includes a feed stand, a control roll station, a drive roll station, a steaming station and a calender station. A horizontal spreader extends from the control roll station to the calender station and provides a circumferential drive for the fabric tube at the control roll station, a face drive therefor at the drive roll station and an internal edge drive therefor along at least that portion of the length of the spreader that extends from the control roll station through the drive roll station. Thermo-fixing of the conditioned fabric tube also may be effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1976
    Inventor: Frank Catallo
  • Patent number: 3973306
    Abstract: The disclosure is that of conditioning equipment for performing either straightening or overfeed calendering operations upon circular knit fabric tubes and includes a feed stand, a control roll station, a drive roll station, a steaming station and a calender station. A horizontal spreader extends from the control roll station to the calender station and provides a circumferential drive for the fabric tube at the control roll station, a face drive therefor at the drive roll station and an internal edge drive therefor along at least that portion of the length of the spreader that extends from the control roll station through the drive roll station. Thermo-fixing of the conditioned fabric tube also may be effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1976
    Inventor: Frank Catallo
  • Patent number: 3954355
    Abstract: The disclosure is that of an invention directed to a rotary energy converter so constructed that it may be used either as in internal or external combustion engine, a fluid pump or as a gas or air compressor. The basic configuration consists of a stationary housing within which is rotatably mounted a disc-like primary circular rotor having a parallel-sided chamber symmetrically disposed with respect to its axis of rotation and a secondary circular rotor rotatable within the parallel sides of the chamber of the primary rotor and eccentrically affixed to a shaft that is mounted within the housing for rotation about an axis that is disposed in parallel offset relation to that of the primary rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1974
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1976
    Inventor: Herman L. Paul, Jr.
  • Patent number: 3931374
    Abstract: The fuel block contains an energizing metallic powder, each particle of wh is surface coated with discrete particles of a polyfluoroethylene compound, preferably polytetrafluoroethylene, capable of reacting with the associated metal particle at a temperature below the combustion temperature of the block. The fuel block may be formed from hybrid propergols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1970
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1976
    Assignee: Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (O.N.E.R.A.)
    Inventors: Helene Denise Moutet nee Layrisse, Maurice J. Pugibet, Jean-Jacques Scherchen
  • Patent number: D258390
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1981
    Inventor: Frank P. Cerbini