Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Tilton Fallon Lungmus
  • 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: 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: 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: 6185910
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a method for high-purity bottling of beverages and an apparatus for carrying out such a method. For achieving high-purity bottling within a confined space and for reducing the operating expenses in comparison with conventional plants, it is suggested that an immersion bath sterilizer should be connected directly to a rotary filling machine and that the rotary filling machine should be arranged in a clean room, whereas in the area of the bottle conveying path through said clean room ultraclean-room conditions are created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Karl-Heinz Achhammer
  • Patent number: 6179786
    Abstract: The system provides analogue electronic sensor means, novel mechanical harness mounting means having adjustment means and provided with remote attached monitor control means for sampling breast surface temperature and means for collecting, storing and displaying these data. The system allows breast temperatures to be measured, with great reliability, for periods of an hour or more at any desired rational sampling rate. Collected breast surface temperature data may then be downloaded into a computer for elaboration using proprietary software. Breast surface temperatures are measured at a specific point during the menstrual cycle, determined by progesterone levels in the urine. The data obtained with the instant invention under these conditions enables an investigator to determine, in women who have not reached the menopause, those who are at risk of developing breast cancer at some time in the future and those who are not at significant risk of developing the disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Profemme Ltd.
    Inventor: David E. Young
  • Patent number: 6174229
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the evisceration of carcasses conveyed on a slaughter line suspended in gambrels or hooks, where the abdomen and breast have been cut open, the hams divided and the fat end loosened, and wherein the carcass intestines are loosened, removed and placed on a gut pan or conveyor, the diaphragm is loosened and the plucks are removed and placed on a plucks conveyor. In loosening of the intestines, the connections of the intestines with the spinal column are broken, so that the intestines are made to hang out of the abdominal cavity. The diaphragm and leaf fat are loosened mechanically while the intestines are hanging out of the carcass and are connected to the plucks. The latter loosening is effected by a pressing device (5) and a hoop device (6) which can be moved independent of each other in the lengthways direction of the carcass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Slagteriernes Forskningsinstitut
    Inventors: Jens Ulrich Nielsen, Arne Druekær
  • Patent number: 6174087
    Abstract: A friction bearing, 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. 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: November 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Maxon Motor GmbH
    Inventor: Bodo F{umlaut over (u)}tterer
  • Patent number: 6168398
    Abstract: A piston pump comprising at least one working space, which is surrounded by a cylinder and which is adapted to be varied by a piston arranged in said cylinder, and at least one inlet valve as well as at least one outlet valve, said valves being lifting valves and being adapted to be controlled and driven by a control and drive means. In order to provide a piston pump which can be cleaned more easily and which includes the smallest possible number of dead spots, a first teaching according to the present invention suggests that, when closed, the inlet valve should be located nearer to the working space than when it is open. Alternatively, the underlying technical problem is solved according to a second solution of the present invention by the feature that the valve surface of the inlet and/or outlet valve(s) facing the working space merges without any steps with the inner surface of said working space at the closed position of the valve or of each valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Inventor: Thomas Handtmann
  • Patent number: 6160352
    Abstract: An automatic switching device for flourescent light has a light sensing element that reacts to ambient light and a switching unit designed to react to an output signal from the light sensing element and to activate or deactivate the flourescent light. The switching unit has a reference threshold generator. The flourescent light is activated or deactivated depending on whether the output signal from the light sensing element exceeds or falls below a threshold generated by the reference threshold generator and the threshold level depends on the luminosity sensed by the light sensing element. The switching unit further includes a delay designed for preventing signal processing by the switching unit for a present period of time upon switching on of the flourescent light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Inventor: Heinrich Wolfgang Steinel
  • Patent number: 6152723
    Abstract: A blow moulding machine comprising a heating wheel provided with a plurality of reception means for preforms and having a substantially vertical axis of rotation, and a blow wheel provided with a plurality of blow stations for hollow bodies such as for bottles, and having a substantially vertical axis of rotation. The heating wheel and the blow wheel are arranged on different levels and overlap each other at least partially. The preforms are moved from the level of the heating wheel to the level of the blow wheel by means of a transfer device. A substantial reduction of the floor space and of the production costs for the blow moulding machine is achieved in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Horst Winter, Karl Griesbeck
  • Patent number: 6148690
    Abstract: A cam follower mounting assembly in which a cam follower has a cam follower stud that is not threadedly mounted to a mounting plate, but rather, is secured to the mounting plate via a set screw having a spherical tip that securably interfaces with a complementary annular groove in the cam follower stud. The annular groove is located near an end of the cam follower stud opposite the follower wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Company
    Inventors: Craig Schander, Lou M. Wozniak, Gary Sullwold, Kevin Mues, Patrick Tibbits
  • Patent number: 6144133
    Abstract: A direct current electromotor, having in particular small dimensions, comprising a collector plate arranged on a shaft, a plurality of collector wires held by the collector plate plate and accumulated to a collector sleeve, and comprising a capacitor disk also arranged in the area of the collector plate, the contact pads of the capacitor disk are each in electrical connection to at least one associated collector wire in a respective coordination. A direct current motor of this kind shall have a more simple structure so that very small diameters can also be produced. This is achieved in that the capacitor disk with its contact pads is directly set onto the collector wires and is connected therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Interelectric AG
    Inventors: Joachim Steffan, Hansruedi Wenger, Andre Halter
  • Patent number: 6143383
    Abstract: A multilayer heat-sealable chlorine-free film of relatively low modulus, high interlaminar strength, and low noise upon flexing is provided. The film includes an odor barrier layer and at least one directly adjoining heat-sealable skin layer. The barrier layer is composed of either an aliphatic or partially aromatic polyamide resin, or a blend thereof, blended with an ionomer resin consisting essentially of a partially neutralized ethylene-methacrylic acid copolymer, and the heat-sealable skin layer or layers bonded directly to the barrier layer are composed of copolymers of ethylene and an ester-containing comonomer. High resistance to delamination of the barrier layer and skin layer(s) is achieved without tie layers therebetween. Pouches formed of such multilayer chlorine-free films are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: Claudio Giori
  • Patent number: 6130253
    Abstract: Pesticides for the extermination of terrestrial arthropods are disclosed which comprise formulations of a combination of terpenes in aqueous solutions which may be used together with citral. No resistance to the formulations of the invention has been seen. When used on the scalp or body for lice infestation no extended dwell time is required. The formulations do not have unpleasant odors. The formulations are directed towards providing topical preparations which may be used on the skin, scalp and hairy body parts of humans and animals, sprays for use directly against terrestrial arthropods, a dipping solution for combs and a laundry additive, amongst others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: XiMed Group PLC
    Inventors: Lanny Udell Franklin, Gary David Cunnington, David E. Young
  • Patent number: 6126535
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for mechanical removal of a spinal column part from a part carcass (12), such as a fore-end of a pig carcass, comprising tools for separating the spinal column part from the part carcass by cuts along the spinal column part, and conveyor and guide arrangements for providing a relative movement between the tools and the part carcass during cutting. A first cutting tool (18, 49) is used for mechanically separating the meat on the part carcass from the spinous processes and the dorsal side of the spinal column. The tool has a tapering knife blade (19, 50) with a cutting edge (22) along a first edge and a knife part (20, 51) along a second edge of the tapering blade (19, 50). The knife part (20, 51) is mounted mainly at right angles to the blade and has a cutting edge along the edge closest to the tip of the tapering blade (19, 50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Slagteriernes Forskingsinstitut
    Inventor: Erling Post
  • Patent number: D431629
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Tuf-Tite, Inc.
    Inventor: Theodore W. Meyers
  • Patent number: D434229
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Kenlin Group, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Van den Branden, Paul C. Evans, Michael D. McCoy, Dale E. Fahnstrom, Burton F. Mendelson, Charles H. Dresner, Lawrence J. Pomerleau
  • Patent number: D434462
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: TearDrop Golf Company
    Inventors: Timothy R. Reed, Katrina D. Buerkle, John G. Wooster
  • Patent number: D434820
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: TearDrop Golf Company
    Inventors: Timothy R. Reed, Katrina D. Buerkle, John G. Wooster
  • Patent number: D435278
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: TearDrop Golf Company
    Inventors: Timothy R. Reed, Katrina D. Buerkle, John G. Wooster