Patents Represented by Attorney Thomas R. Juettner
  • Patent number: 6288837
    Abstract: Thin multilayer signature control films having a large differential between the indices of refraction of adjoining layers are characterized by the use as the low index layer or layers of a material having a high coefficient of extinction and a very low index of refraction. The enhanced differential between the indices of refraction results in signature control materials which, in one embodiment, may be comprised of just a substrate and a coating and, in another embodiment, may be a supported or unsupported multilayer film comprised of as few as three layers that have performance characteristics equal to or exceeding prior art films comprised of 15-30 layers. Both continuous films and pigmented liquid coating compositions for signature control are provided. Improved pigments for liquid coating compositions are comprised of appropriately coated microspheres and microballoons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: General Atomics
    Inventor: Ronald N. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 6253381
    Abstract: Long-sleeved wearing apparel are provided with self-contained mittens or gloves, each comprising an open-top hand and finger pocket secured in the interior of the sleeve adjacent to the lower end of the sleeve, an opening in the sleeve adjacent to the upper end of the hand and finger pocket, and a thumb pocket secured to the sleeve at the opening and extendable and retractable through the opening to form with the hand and finger pocket a self-contained mitten or glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Inventor: Thomas Jeffrey Kelley
  • Patent number: 6235105
    Abstract: Optical coating compositions containing thin film particulates or pigments that are capable of imparting to the coating preselected optical characteristics or properties, such as selective reflectance, transmission and absorptance of light energy, are comprised of film forming binder and improved high volume pigment particles dispersed in the binder. Each pigment particle is a high volume flake comprised of an inorganic or polymer core having two sides and a thin film optical structure deposited onto each of the two sides of the core. The core occupies a large volume of the coating composition and dramatically reduces the number of flakes and the amount of thin film structures required to produce a coating of given thickness and desired optical properties. The core may also be fabricated to have diffuse and irregular side surfaces in order to render the applied coating visually diffuse and nonspecular. Methods of making the pigment particles are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: General Atomics
    Inventors: Ronald N. Hubbard, Terry D. Gulden, Michael T. Martin
  • Patent number: 6203833
    Abstract: Fresh produce is preserved by coating the exterior surface of the produce with a coating composition comprising an aqueous solution of from about 0.5 to about 4 percent by weight of a cellulose derivative, preferably sodium carboxymethylcellulose, from about 0.05 to about 0.5 percent by weight of konjac, and from about 0.03 to about 0.1 percent by weight of surfactant, preferably dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate. Optional constituents include antimicrobials, plasticizers and antifoaming agents. The coating composition is effective to control respiratory exchange, i.e., the passage of gases, particularly oxygen, ethylene, carbon dioxide and water vapor, into and out of the produce, thereby to control maturation and ripening of the produce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Planet Polymer Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Li Yang, Xiaoming Yang, Robert J. Petcavich, Lijun Mao
  • Patent number: 6165529
    Abstract: Fresh produce is preserved by coating the exterior surface of the produce with a coating composition comprising an aqueous solution of from about 1 to about 20 percent by weight of substantially hydrolyzed cold water insoluble polyvinyl alcohol, about 0.1 to about 10 percent by weight of low molecular weight cold water soluble starch, and about 0.03 to about 5 percent by weight of surfactant. Optional constituents include antimicrobials and plasticizers. The coating composition is effective to control respiratory exchange, i.e., the passage of gases, particularly oxygen, ethylene and carbon dioxide, into and out of the produce, thereby to control maturation and ripening of the produce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Planet Polymer Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoming Yang, Robert J Petcavich, Lijun Mao, Li Yang
  • Patent number: 4832632
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating a high plume or "rooster tail" of water behind a water jet propelled marine craft, such as a jet ski, is characterized by the insertion of a water diverting member into the upper regions of the jet of water discharging from the jet propulsion system and diverting a portion of the water from the jet upwardly and outwardly away from the jet to form a tall plume of water above and behind the jet. In its preferred embodiment, the apparatus comprises a lever pivotally mounted on the upper side of the discharge nozzle of the propulsion system and selectively movable at its upstream end through a slot in the nozzle into the interior of the nozzle to divert a portion of the water from the jet stream upwardly and rearwardly away from the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Inventor: John J. Rogozienski
  • Patent number: 4812049
    Abstract: An improved device for mixing and/or dispersing fluids, and useful as a component of fuel injectors, carburetors, oil burners, de-superheaters and gas coolers, and in the production of foams and emulsions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1989
    Inventor: Floyd McCall
  • Patent number: D248499
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1978
    Assignee: Ulrich Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond M. Ulrich, Richard M. Ulrich
  • Patent number: D248629
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Assignee: Pittway Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick J. Conforti, Roy C. A. Robertson, Harvey Hanig
  • Patent number: D248787
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: Ulrich Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond M. Ulrich, Richard M. Ulrich
  • Patent number: D248788
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: Ulrich Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond M. Ulrich, Richard M. Ulrich
  • Patent number: D248789
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: Ulrich Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond M. Ulrich, Richard M. Ulrich
  • Patent number: D249481
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1978
    Assignee: Pittway Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick J. Conforti, Roy C. A. Robertson, Harvey Hanig
  • Patent number: D249482
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1978
    Assignee: Pittway Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick J. Conforti, Roy C. A. Robertson, Harvey Hanig
  • Patent number: D249483
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1978
    Assignee: Pittway Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick J. Conforti, Roy C. A. Robertson, Harvey Hanig
  • Patent number: D253092
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1979
    Assignee: Pittway Corporation
    Inventor: Frederick J. Conforti
  • Patent number: D253169
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1979
    Assignee: Pittway Corporation
    Inventor: Frederick J. Conforti
  • Patent number: D255733
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1980
    Assignee: Mosinee Paper Corporation
    Inventor: E. Burton Benjamin
  • Patent number: D256736
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1980
    Inventor: Leonard C. Bajork
  • Patent number: D257302
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1980
    Assignee: Mosinee Paper Corporation
    Inventor: E. Burton Benjamin