Patents Represented by Attorney William C. Clarke
  • Patent number: 6792970
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a flat water hose coiler, comprising a hollow main shaft pivotally passing through a central hole of a middle partition, a water hose connecting section and a water outlet arc protruded outward from the hose body, and the water hose connecting section is for connecting a flat water hose, and the water outlet and is connected to a connecting shaft outside the hose, and a water hose connecting section is also disposed on the outside of the shaft for connecting another flat water hose; the shaft and the connecting shaft at their outer end each has a side ring cover; rotating the side ring cover can coil or release the flat water hose. The coiler accommodates two water hoses separately into the water hose accommodating space on both sides of the coiler. The coiling and releasing actions can be performed independently without interfering each other; the two independent water hoses regardless of being coiled or released, the water in the water hoses keeps on running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Global Industries Holdings Ltd.
    Inventor: Pei-Ying Lin
  • Patent number: 6792653
    Abstract: This invention relates to a multi-purpose combination clip comprising two clips separably coupled together, each having a holder portion distinct in function from the other for each detachably holding a supported member wherein the supported members can be of varying physical dimensions. The invention relates to a general purpose utility clip for general purpose applications wherein plastic material of the clip structure provides required compression and engagement strength to the two clips which individually are integral one piece plastic structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Santa's Best
    Inventor: Wm. F. Protz
  • Patent number: 6750414
    Abstract: A soft tactile urethane transparent plastic membrane structure printed keyboard is disclosed which provides a soft tactile individual membrane over each separate printed indicia wherein each individual membrane structure is clear, raised, domed, visually transparent and soft to the touch. The soft tactile urethane membrane structures provide raised key tip contact means which permit keyboard operation by feel of the keyboard. The urethane plastic membrane structures, when compressed, activate respective membrane switches in an electrical control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Marking Specialists/Polymer Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 6742750
    Abstract: A leveling mount is disclosed for equipment in temporary or permanent installations wherein the supporting surface can be a non-level planar surface. A ball and socket support stud provides a self-leveling adjustment of support. An elastomeric removable mount base pad provides non-skid means. Limited swivel and radial movement of the ball and socket support stud are maintained. The leveling mount base can engage a support stud affixed to the supported equipment. A ball retaining agent provides a security lock against removal of the ball from the ball socket from sock or impact. The ball retaining agent alternatively is adjustable to limit range of swivel from 15° from the vertical and to lock limited swivel and rotary movements of the ball and socket stud into fixed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Inventor: William J. Burr
  • Patent number: 6650070
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to a solid state low voltage power supply controller which reduces a conventional 120 volt AC power source to 12 volt pulsating DC for the purpose of operating a single “point of use” light source wherein the low voltage power supply is in proximate location to the light source. A pulse width modulator integrated circuit operating in conjunction with a field effect transistor induces energy in the secondary of a step-down transformer to provide a reduced pulsating DC current to a lamp load. A feedback voltage from the secondary winding of the stepdown transformer operates to set the gain of internal circuitry of the integrated circuitry to provide a predetermined constant pulsating DC voltage and a predetermined limited range of power wattage. A feedback voltage operates to reduce current drawn by overcurrent demands on the primary of the transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Varon Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: James Hudson, Thomas J. Mayer
  • Patent number: 6551646
    Abstract: A process for producing a soft frozen fruit flavored dairy product is disclosed. The process requires two freezing steps wherein a flavored concentrate mix is frozen before milk fat is added to the mix. The flavored concentrate mix together with the contained milk fat is then frozen again without mixing or stirring to allow ice crystals to form, preferably of small size, to develop a mouthfeel with components of the fruit flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Inventor: Robert S. Baker
  • Patent number: 6520459
    Abstract: A leveling mount is disclosed for equipment in temporary or permanent installations wherein the supporting surface can be a non-level planar surface. A ball and socket support stud provides a self-leveling adjustment of support. An elastomeric removable mount base pad provides non-skid means. Limited swivel and radial movement of the ball and socket support stud are maintained. The leveling mount base can engage a support stud affixed to the supported equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Inventor: William J. Burr
  • Patent number: 6491782
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a multi-layered foil laminate having at least two layers, both layer printed on the outer sides by conventional lithography offset halftone printing, one layer comprising a plastic material film, a second layer comprising a metal foil adhering securely to a plastic material film, the metal foil bonded to the plastic film material by a heat-acted dry bond adhesive. The two layer bonded together. The two-layer embodiment is over laminated with a plastic film material and severed into predetermined segments, which can be embossed and finished with a scratch off or ultra-graphic coating to enhance appearance and utility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventor: Dennis Jaynes
  • Patent number: 6449529
    Abstract: A method of determining machining instructions during machining of a workpiece using a machine having a cutter, the surfaces of the workpiece being defined by a plurality of programmed instructions obtained by trigonometric analysis of the required curvatures of the surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: Henryk Oleksy
  • Patent number: 5646208
    Abstract: This invention relates to new and useful melt blend compositions of polyethylene terephthalate and polyethylene isophthalate, and melt blend compositions of polyethylene terephthalate with random copolymers of polyethylene terephthalate and polyethylene isophthalate wherein each polyester contains an interesterification inhibitor, wherein the resulting melt blend composition of polyesters retain the predominant characteristics of the predominant polyester by weight of the melt blend composition. The extruded polymer melt blend compositions have utility as shrink fiber and film, and as adhesives in the form of powdered binders for non-woven fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: Amoco Corporation
    Inventors: Wendell W. Cattron, Robert J. Schiavone
  • Patent number: 5621047
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for preparation of non-crosslinked linear monofunctional and telechelic difunctional unsaturated polymers wherein the functional groups are acrylate or methacrylate groups. The average functionality number of the monofunctional unsaturated polymers is at least 0.7, as determined by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR). The average functionality number of the telechelic difunctional polymers is at least 1.7, as determined by NMR. Alkyl acrylates or alkyl methacrylates are reacted with cyclic olefinic non-conjugated compounds or unsaturated hydrocarbon polymers to prepare monofunctional and difunctional polymers. The process is substantially free of side reactions comprising double bond migration and cyclization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Amoco Corporation
    Inventors: Philip O. Nubel, Howard B. Yokelson, Steven A. Cohen, William G. Bouslog
  • Patent number: 5589548
    Abstract: This invention relates to difunctional telechelic linear non-crosslinked polyolefins without pendant chain branched groups. The polyolefin compounds of this invention are useful for preparing high molecular weight polyesters, polyamides, polyureas and polyurethanes of high density without branching of the polymer chains, and with low permeability to gases and solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: Amoco Corporation
    Inventors: Philip O. Nubel, Howard B. Yokelson
  • Patent number: 5589543
    Abstract: A hydrophobic polyurethane elastomer composition is disclosed containing a linear soft segment without pendant chain branched groups, wherein said polyurethane elastomer has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of less than -70.degree. C. and a moisture uptake of less than 1.0 wt. % after 24 hours of immersion in water at 70.degree. C., and wherein said polyurethane elastomer comprises at least one repeat unit containing said linear soft segment, which soft segment comprises a moiety derived from a polyol of the structure:X--[CH.dbd.CH(CH.sub.2).sub.n ].sub.m CH.dbd.CH--Xwherein X is a hydroxyl-containing moiety selected from the group consisting of --CH.sub.2 OH, --(CH.sub.2).sub.8 COO(CH.sub.2).sub.p OH and --COO(CH.sub.2).sub.p OH, wherein the functionality number of the terminal groups is 2.0, p is 2 to 12, n is 1 to 10, m is a number average value of up to 1000, and the weight of the polyol is from about 0.5 wt. % to about 99.5 wt. % of the resulting polyurethane elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: Amoco Corporation
    Inventors: Howard B. Yokelson, Philip O. Nubel, Raymond T. Behrends
  • Patent number: 5505773
    Abstract: A thixotropic gel composition is disclosed as a fiber optic buffer tube compound. The composition as a fiber optic buffer tube compound is resistant to syneresis and phase separation, and to ingress of water and water vapor. The composition has low temperature flowability at -40.degree. C. as determined by a cone penetration test and has continued high temperature consistency at +80.degree. C. The composition retains its low temperature flowability property after a heat aging test at 93.degree. C. The composition comprises polybutene, polyethylene wax, hydrophobic fumed silica, and, optionally, an antioxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Amoco Corporation
    Inventors: Egils Vitands, Robin M. Gryziecki
  • Patent number: 4812594
    Abstract: Aqueous solutions of crude p-hydroxymethylbenzoic acid are purified to relatively low levels of 4-carboxybenzaldehyde by hydrogenation in the presence of a nickel on kieselguhr catalyst. 4-carboxybenzaldehyde is hydrogenated to p-hydroxymethylbenzoic acid. Toluic acid production is minimal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1989
    Assignee: Amoco Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce Petty-Weeks
  • Patent number: 4764296
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition for railway diesel engines is disclosed which comprises a lubricating oil base, an ashless dispersant, a mixture of overbased alkaline earth metal alkylphenolate and alkyl sulfonate compounds, and a polyhydroxy compound of up to 60 carbon atoms or a mixture of a polyhydroxy compound of up to 60 carbon atoms and a chlorinated hydrocarbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1988
    Assignee: Amoco Corporation
    Inventor: Steven Kennedy
  • Patent number: 4721808
    Abstract: A crude p-hydroxymethylbenzoic acid compound containing 4-carboxybenzaldehyde is purified and decolorized by hydrogenation in the presence of a platinum on carbon catalyst. 4-carboxybenzaldehyde is hydrogenated to p-hydroxymethylbenzoic acid. Toluic acid is not a product of the hydrogenation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1988
    Assignee: Amoco Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence D. Lillwitz, Steven A. Cerefice
  • Patent number: 4705643
    Abstract: An ashless two-stroke cycle additive is prepared by condensing isostearic acid and tetraethylenepentamine. The additive maintains excellent engine cleanliness and has excellent low-temperature storage stability in a lubricant composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1987
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventor: Thomas E. Nemo
  • Patent number: D484186
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventor: Mark Monti
  • Patent number: D494367
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Global Industries Holdings Ltd.
    Inventor: Qinghao Yang