Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Tilton, Fallon, Lungmus & Chestnut
  • Patent number: 6250136
    Abstract: A device for the on-line measurement of viscosity and/or level of molten glass, converting the values of these variables into proportional electrical signals. The device comprises one sensor head connected to an electronic control unit and to a data processing unit. The sensor head comprises a fixed metallic core with external fins for air cooling, laid across by two vertical parallel shafts designed for torsional vibration to which are fixed, at the lower extremities, refractory rods partially coated with platinum and, at the upper extremities, the rotors of the two electrical motors which can produce torsional vibration of the vertical shafts. To each shaft are fixed two discs, connected mechanically to the fixed core by three fine rods disposed at 120° angles around the shaft. In operation, the sensor head is installed on a rigid structure fixed over the channel where the molten glass flows, with both rods partially immersed into the melt in order to be protected by the platinum coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Inventor: Virgilio dos Reis Cardoso Igreja
  • Patent number: 6244275
    Abstract: A method and a device for the control of the treatment of the interior of bottles or similar containers, where the introduction of the fluid into the interior occurs by means of a nozzle presenting an exit opening, and a control is performed to determine the presence of a fluid jet in the area after the exit opening and/or the fluid inlet leading to the exit opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Manfred Ziegler, Klaus Plschek
  • Patent number: 6223437
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating a friction bearing, in particular for ceramic shafts, made of metallic hardenable sintered material having an open pore volume of at least 15%, wherein the sintered material is brought into a predetermined shape and is subsequently sintered. For improving the known friction bearings in that a local wear and tear of shaft and bearing is avoided or at least considerably reduced in the region of mixed friction with high lateral forces, it is provided to harden the friction bearing after the sintering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Maxon Motor GmbH
    Inventor: Bodo F├╝tterer
  • Patent number: 6223481
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roof construction, assembled from aluminium alloy extrusions and sections which may be cut on site to the appropriate dimensions. There is a ring beam, made from a channel and a ridge member in the form of a central extruded aluminium alloy central box member, the channel and member being essentially of the same section. Thus a relatively small number of different extrusions are required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Rickmans Limited
    Inventor: Paul Douglas Rickman
  • Patent number: 6220470
    Abstract: A closure member for an open end of a container includes a main body segment secured to edge portions of the container and a flap segment pivotally mounted to the main body segment. The main body segment defines a discharge port through which fluid discharges from the container; and the flap segment moves between a first position in which is covers the discharge port and a second position away from the discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: American National Can Company
    Inventors: Robert J. McHenry, Thomas T. Tung, Colleen M. Schwingel
  • Patent number: 6202266
    Abstract: A versatile user-adjustable clamp for clamping accessories to the panels of ready-to-assemble furniture articles, and other surfaces such as countertops, has a main body member, a jaw member, and a knob. The main body member has a substantially spool-shaped section with accessory interface means at opposing ends thereof, and a rectangular section that projects tangentially from the spool-shaped section. The spool-shaped section of the main body member telescopingly receives the jaw member, and has a knob-receiving aperture. The knob is rotatably secured within the knob aperture and provides a means for actuating the telescopic movement of the jaw member relative to the main clamp body. The jaw member includes a flat surface interface that is oriented parallel to the rectangular section of the main clamp body, and has a separate accessory interface means therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Kenlin Group, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Van den Branden, Paul C. Evans, Michael D. McCoy, Dale E. Fahnstrom, Burt F. Mendelson, Lawrence J. Pomerleau, Charles Dresner, Kelly Whittier, Christopher V. Conley, Scott A. Ternovits, Maureen A. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 6202716
    Abstract: A removing device for liquid in a flexible packing by means of which an unintentional escape of liquid and the ingress of air, dirt and microorganisms in the product accommodated in said packing can be prevented reliably and permanently. In order to achieve this, the removing device according to the present invention is provided with a tubular straw element including the inlet of the removing device and with a closure element associated with the outlet. The flexible packing according to the present invention, which is used for accommodating a liquid, is provided with an insertion area for inserting a removing device, said insertion area being defined by an opening formed in the envelope of said flexible packing and closed by a foil in the initial state, said foil being of such a nature that it will sealingly wrap itself around the introduced removing device thus forming a tentlike shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Deutsche Sisi-Werke GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventor: Erhard Schwartz
  • Patent number: 6199615
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine for removing circular labels or shrinkwrap from bottles or similar items. In order to achieve a simple and compact embodiment of such a machine, the cutting agents are set up in the intake section of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Heinrich Klarl
  • Patent number: 6200885
    Abstract: A III-V semiconductor structure and it producing method is provided. The method for forming a III-V semiconductor structure having a Schottky barrier layer includes the steps of (a) providing a III-V substrate, (b) treating the first barrier layer with a sulfuric acid solution, (c) forming a Schottky barrier layer on the III-V substrate, and (d) forming a metal layer on the second barrier layer. The Ill-V semiconductor structure includes a III-V substrate, a Schottky barrier layer, and a metal layer. The Schottky barrier layer is made of Al2(SO4)3 and In2(SO4)3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: National Science Council
    Inventors: Hung-Tsung Wang, Ming-Jyh Hwu, Yao-Hwa Wu, Liann-Be Chang
  • Patent number: 6190713
    Abstract: A process for the foaming of the headspace of containers filled with carbonated beverages, wherein, after the filling of the beverages into the containers, the containers are transferred to a foaming area, in which an electromagnetic beam, preferably a laser beam, is irradiated in a controlled way into the headspace of the container which is not filled with the beverage, whereby, due to the resultant foaming, the gas volume in the headspace is displaced from it, and the containers are subsequently sealed, as well as to a device for carrying out the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Inventor: Olaf Babel
  • Patent number: 6189701
    Abstract: Device and process for the manufacture of hollow plastic objects to screen out defective plastic preforms that are to be molded into their desired shape in a molding station before they reach the molding station, the conveyor track leading into the molding station comprising a screening area through which the preforms are conveyed in such a way that they are loosely supported on only one side, wherein screening apparatuses are provided in the screening area to screen out defective plastic preforms in response to signals from an inspection station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Horst Winter
  • Patent number: 6189293
    Abstract: A filling machine for sheet bags comprising a transportation means including a plurality of transportation elements for the sheet bags, for supplying the sheet bags to an opening station, a filling station, a closing station and a cooling station. The transportation means comprises a first conveying means including a plurality of first transportation elements for feeding sheet bags to the opening station, the filling station and the closing station, and a second conveying means including a plurality of second transportation elements for feeding the sheet bags to the cooling station. A transfer station is provided for transferring the sheet bags from the first conveying means to the second conveying means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: INDAG Gesellschaft fur Industriebedarf m.b.H.
    Inventors: Eberhard Kraft, Hans-Peter Wild
  • Patent number: 6187097
    Abstract: A pasteurizing system for spraying liquids onto containers such as bottles and cans has a conveyor for conveying the containers and one or more spray tubes mounted parallel to the conveyor's plane of motion. Each of the spray tubes has outlet openings longitudinally distributed along its bottom side, and the inside cross section of the spray tube decreases along its length from a liquid inlet end of the spray tube, to an opposite end of the spray tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Klaus Klenk
  • Patent number: D440321
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: National Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Dominic H. Jones
  • Patent number: D441096
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: National Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Dominic H. Jones
  • Patent number: D442348
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: National Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Dio C. Cavero, Victoria L. Brackney, Dominic H. Jones, Donald J. Staufenberg, Ludwin M. Mora
  • Patent number: D442760
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: National Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Dio C. Cavero, Victoria L. Brackney, Dominic H. Jones, Donald J. Staufenberg, Ludwin M. Mora
  • Patent number: D442761
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: National Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Dio C. Cavero, Victoria L. Brackney, Dominic H. Jones, Donald J. Staufenberg, Ludwin M. Mora
  • Patent number: D444609
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: National Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Dio C. Cavero, Victoria L. Brackney, Dominic H. Jones, Donald J. Staufenberg, Ludwin M. Mora
  • Patent number: RE37999
    Abstract: A method is provided for suppressing atherogenesis in which a cholesterol 20-hydroperoxide is administered, which is preferably one or both of the novel compounds: 20(R)-hydroperoxy-25-hydrocholesterol and 29(S)-hydroperoxy-25-hydrocholesterol 20(R)-hydroperoxy-25 hydrocholesterol and 20(S)-hydroperoxy-25-hydrocholesterol are administered. The compositions 20(R)-hydroperoxy-25-hydrocholesterol and 20(S)-hydroperoxy-25-hydrocholesterol are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl L. Tipton, Meiling Shih