Patents Represented by Attorney William J. Crossetta
  • Patent number: 4796332
    Abstract: This invention relates to an apparatus for constricting and fastening flexible tubular material along its longitudinal axis having particular utility in the food processing industry such as sausage casings. The apparatus circumferentially constricts and gathers flexible tubular material about its longitudinal axis by reciprocally moveable co-acting gates which comprise means for urging a pliable fastener about the gathered flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1989
    Assignee: Teepak, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas R. Stanley
  • Patent number: 4734423
    Abstract: This invention provides a method of providing treatment to a warm blooded animal in need of treatment of a solid cancer tumor comprising administering an effective amount of a isopropylpyrrolizine of the formula: ##STR1##
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventor: Wayne K. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4721569
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for decreasing the phosphorus content of an aqueous influent stream containing biodegradable substrates, comprising adding to said stream previous aerobically enhanced and anaerobically stressed bacteria; dividing said stream into separate first and second streams; treating the first stream in an aerobic zone, in the presence of sufficient oxygen, for a time sufficient to cause enhancement of the bacteria to take-up phosphorus in excess of their growth requirements; treating the second stream in an anaerobic zone containing less than about 1 ppm of oxygen, for a time sufficient to stress the bacteria and cause release of phosphorus which is nonessential for the bacteria growth requirements; intimately mixing said treated first and second stream; holding said mixed first and second streams to allow settling of precipitants; removing liquid effluent from the upper portion of the settled stream; removing high solids content sludge, containing bacteria and phosphorus from the lower portion
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1988
    Assignee: Zabion, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jere Northrop
  • Patent number: 4713135
    Abstract: A method for seaming flexible cellulose webs, to form a flexible cellulosic laminate structure, by a process which comprises overlapping edges of said cellulosic web, applying therebetween an aqueous zinc chloride solution, heating and pressing together the overlapped edges and retaining at least about 0.002 g/cm.sup.2 or more zinc chloride at the seam of said web and the reuslting seamed webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: Teepak, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas J. Bridgeford
  • Patent number: 4665088
    Abstract: This invention relates to compounds of the structures: ##STR1## which structure includes its isomers, conventionally designated (E,Z)-4,5,9-trithiadodeca-1,6,11-triene 9-oxide and commonly termed (E,Z)-ajoene. This invention also relates to a process for preparing the compounds which comprises extracting and isolating allyl disulfide oxide (allyl 2-propenethiosulfinate) from the bulbs of garlic plants and thereafter treating it with a lower alkyl alcohol to produce such compound and the compounds as antibiotic and particularly as antithrombotic agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Rafael J. Apitz-Castro, Mahendra K. Jain
  • Patent number: 4648428
    Abstract: A shirred tubular material comprising a plurality of outer folds which when the tubular material is opened are arranged along at least two substantially parallel, longitudinally extending helixes. A method for forming the disclosed shirred tubular material is disclosed which comprises sequentially applying shirring forces through two or more sets of shirring elements wherein each successive member of a set applies shirring forces along a different continuous line than its immediate preceding member. The tubular material may contain reinforcing fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1987
    Assignee: Teepak, Inc.
    Inventor: Alfred D. Story
  • Patent number: 4635987
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for retrieving golf balls from mud and silt, such as found in the bottom of a pond or stream, which comprises a ball retrieval head having curved tines with guiding legs and a lower stabilizing member which act cooperatively to dislodge the ball from its position in the mud for engagement and holding by the curved tines in the retrieval process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Inventor: Mervin W. Hurtgam
  • Patent number: 4625362
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for the continuous automated manufacture of sausage wherein tubular material for sausage casing from a supply source is axially shirred by shirring means into shirred sections, of continuously measured length; the shirred sections are stuffed with force meat into divided up and closed off portions with the amount of tubular material utilized being continually measured; and, the entire process is controlled and activated by sensing means, memory means, comparator means and means responsive to such sensing, memory and comparator means, to maximize utilization of shirred casing and to avoid stuffing into a void.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1986
    Assignee: Teepak, Inc.
    Inventors: Gunter Kollross, Fritz K. Steinbis
  • Patent number: 4617398
    Abstract: Novel phosphoaziridines of the formula: ##STR1## wherein Z is oxygen or sulfur, R.sub.1 is independently at each occurrence H or --CH.sub.3, R.sub.2 is independently at each occurrence --CH.sub.3 or nitrophenyl R.sub.5 ; R.sub.3 is --NHR.sub.4, --OR.sub.4, --SR.sub.4 or ##STR2## where R.sub.4 is a radical containing up to 30 atoms including at least one amine, ester, ether, alkyl, substituted alkyl, hydrogen, phenyl, substituted phenyl, carbamate, heterocyclic ring or R.sub.5 group; provided that, when R.sub.4 contains and R.sub.5 group, R.sub.4 has an alkyl group between the phosphorous and the R.sub.5 group; and R.sub.5 is a radical containing and electron affinic group comprising a quinone, or a heterocyclic or phenyl ring directly connected to a radical selected from the group consisting of nitro, nitroso, sulfinyl, sulfoxine, and N-oxide; provided that the compound contains at least one R.sub.5 radical and provided that when R.sub.1 is H, the R.sub.2 group on the same ring is R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1986
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Thomas J. Bardos, Michael E. Perlman
  • Patent number: 4604309
    Abstract: The invention relates to the solvent extraction of smoke colorant from natural liquid smoke. In accordance with the invention, the known acidic liquid smokes which are formed by contacting burning wood smoke with water are neutralized to separate tarry materials and form neutral storage stable liquid colorants which are capable of passing through regenerated cellulose sausage casings during cooking to color the meat and further do not cause deterioration of the casing during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1986
    Assignee: Teepak, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael S. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 4590107
    Abstract: A regenerated cellulose sausage casing and process for its manufacture is disclosed, which casing has a basis weight, wall thickness and plasticizer content substantially lower, and skin content substantially higher, than that of casing products produced in the normal manner by the viscose process but has sufficient strength and flexibility characteristics to undergo high speed commercial shirring and meat stuffing operations with a minimum of breakage and pinholing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1986
    Assignee: Teepak, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas J. Bridgeford
  • Patent number: 4580316
    Abstract: Hose material for the continuous automated manufacture of sausage wherein tubular material for sausage casing from a supply source is axially shirred by shirring means into shirred sections, of continuously measured length; the shirred sections are stuffed with force meat into divided up and closed off portions with the amount of tubular material utilized being continually measured; and, the entire process is controlled by memory, comparator and means responsive thereto, all of which are activated by register marks spaced at equal lengths along the length of the hose material, to maximize utilization of shirred casing and to avoid stuffing into a void.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1986
    Assignee: Teepak Produktie, N.V.
    Inventor: Kollross Gunter
  • Patent number: 4559182
    Abstract: A method for removing residual cresidine from impure p-cresidine sulfonic acid which impure p-cresidine sulfonic acid contains from above two parts per billion to about 1500 parts per million of cresidine. The method comprises contacting an aqueous solution of the p-cresidine sulfonic acid with a sufficient quantity of particles of a crosslinked lipophilic porous resin for a sufficient time to reduce the concentration of p-cresidine in the cresidine sulfonic acid to less than 2 parts per billion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Assignee: Buffalo Color Corporation
    Inventor: Henry M. Grotta
  • Patent number: 4558488
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the size of a casing filled with emulsion in an automatic stuffing machine includes a drag member between an outer surface of the stuffing horn and an inner surface of the casing sleeved over the stuffing horn. The drag member has a drag surface. A pressurized fluid system expands the drag member so that the drag surface contacts and exerts a force against the inner surface of the casing in opposition to movement of the casing on the stuffing horn as it is being filled and expanding radially outwardly. A control circuit controls the expansion of the drag member to vary the force applied by the drag surface against the casing inner surface to control the radial expansion of the casing as it is being filled with emulsion. The control circuit may include a feedback system from the portion of the casing expanding radially outward to control the expansion of the drag member in response to casing size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Assignee: Teepak, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas W. Martinek
  • Patent number: 4557018
    Abstract: An improved apparatus and process is disclosed which is adopted for controlled displacement of chunk, sectioned and formed meat products during a forced meat encasement process. More particularly, the improved apparatus and method of the instant invention provides a truncated internally conical extending meat former apparatus disposed between the filling nozzle and stuffed casing of a meat casing machine to control the relative displacement of meat which is forced through a filling nozzle into a meat casing to a predetermined arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1985
    Assignee: Teepak, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas W. Martinek
  • Patent number: 4544501
    Abstract: Novel bis(2,2-dimethyl-1-aziridinyl)phosphinic amide antineoplastic agents are disclosed of the formula: ##STR1## wherein R and R' are each, independently, hydrogen, alkyl, substituted alkyl, phenyl and substituted phenyl and, Z is oxygen or sulfur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Thomas J. Bardos, Michael E. Perlman, Joan E. MacDiarmid
  • Patent number: 4535506
    Abstract: A method and device for everting flexible tubular members, such as food casings and the like, is disclosed wherein a tubular member is axially displaced by a frictional engagement means, which means is deposed in a distal end portion of the member, and which frictionally engages the interior surface of said member and displaces said member to a point where the member is folded back over itself (everted) and then displaces said everted member, from the point of everting over the exterior surface of the noneverted tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1985
    Assignee: Teepak, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivo G. M. Hendriks, Theo Stals
  • Patent number: 4534084
    Abstract: An improved apparatus and arrangement is disclosed which is adopted for the automatic encasement of chunk, sectioned and formed meat products. More particularly, the improved apparatus and arrangement of the instant invention provides for automatically stuffing chunk, sectioned and formed meat products into continuous stock tubular casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1985
    Assignee: Teepak, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas R. Stanley
  • Patent number: D279583
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1985
    Inventor: Robert H. Hall
  • Patent number: D297824
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Inventors: Emma Schiraldi, Benedict R. Schiraldi