Patents Represented by Attorney William R. Laney
  • Patent number: 4365733
    Abstract: A system for passing long fan-folded documents and corresponding copy paper through a reproducing apparatus either concurrently or independently of each other, and including a collapsible, upright stand which carries a pair of paper roll supporting elements, a pair of paper guide plates pivotally and detachably connected to the top of the stand, and a guide bar for guiding paper from a roll on the stand to the guide plates. The system further includes a feed tray detachably mounted on a reproducing apparatus and having a partition plate selectively positionable in the feed tray to facilitate containment in the tray of a fan-folded document to be reproduced. The feed tray includes a bottom plate having downwardly projecting ribs to detachably mount the tray on the reproducing machine, and upwardly projecting ribs spaced from a paper discharge slot at the front side of the tray, and acting as an indexing abutment for contacting and positioning the fan-folded document in the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1982
    Inventor: Thomas A. McNew
  • Patent number: 4363364
    Abstract: A plow chisel having an integrated chisel point and including an elongated, arcuate shank portion formed as a curved, flat metal plate having a top surface, bottom surface and two opposed side edges. At one end, the shank portion is pointed due to convergence of the side edges. A chisel cap of pointed configuration includes a base relieved to receive the pointed end of the shank portion in a recess of complementary shape. The cap is of hard metal construction and is secured to the shank portion by welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1982
    Assignee: Adams Hard-Facing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Halsey J. Wetmore
  • Patent number: 4358931
    Abstract: Improved power cycles for improving the production of power and refrigeration and for conserving thermal energy, utilizing as a common basic characteristic, a hydride-dehydride-hydrogen power cycle in which hydrogen is reversibly combined with a hydride-forming material at a relatively low temperature and pressure, the hydrided material is then heated at constant volume to chemically compress the hydrogen, and finally the material is dehydrided by further heating the material to release hydrogen gas at relatively high pressure and temperature. The pressurized high temperature hydrogen gas as thus developed is used in various ways for producing power and refrigeration, including functioning as a low temperature heat sink for certain auxiliary or ancillary power cycles, prior to recycling the hydrogen gas for reuse in the described hydride-dehydride-hydrogen cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1982
    Inventors: Lynn E. Terry, Roger J. Schoeppel
  • Patent number: 4355589
    Abstract: A fertilizer applicator knife assembly which includes a shank having a leading edge and a trailing edge, an earth cutting wear insert mounted on the leading edge of the blade shank, an elongated fertilizer tube secured at spaced intervals to the trailing edge of the shank and including an end secured to the shank near one end thereof and on the opposite side of the shank from the wear insert, and a tube protective spacer inserted between the tube and shank adjacent the end of the tube secured to the shank, and receiving the tube in a slot formed therein extending parallel to the axis of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1982
    Assignee: Adams Hard-Facing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Halsey J. Wetmore
  • Patent number: 4353529
    Abstract: A handrail having an elongated trim piece received on an elongated retainer. The retainer has a medial portion, a handgrip portion and a retainer flange portion, the handgrip portion having a vertical support member which provides a substantially rigid support of the trim piece with respect to a vertically downward force. The trim piece is made of a resilient material adapted to flex toward the retainer upon impact. The trim piece has a medial portion, a handgrip portion and a flange portion. The trim piece joins closely with the retainer to avoid dirt and germ traps. Preferably, an end cap is provided to close the end of the rail. The end cap has two mating wall members which form an interior space. A fastener disposed within the interior space connects the end cap to the retainer. The wall members have interlocking pieces within the interior space to interlock the two mating wall members when they are joined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1982
    Inventor: Russell L. Brown
  • Patent number: 4352026
    Abstract: An apparatus which automatically balances the magnitudes of each phase current in a multi-phase power system includes electrical conductors, or phase lines, variable reactance evices, and control elements. Each phase line connects to a variable reactance device which can change the reactance of the line to thereby control the magnitude of the phase current. The variation of the reactance in one line is controlled by a control element which supplies the reactance device with a direct current converted from the alternating current of another phase line. This direct current generates a magnetic field which saturates the reactance device and thereby balances the controlled phase's current by interacting with the magnetic fields generated in the reactance device by that phase's alternating current. Total balancing is obtained by concatenating the control elements to reactance devices of all phases, i.e., one phase controls a second phase, the second controls a third, . . ., the -1 controls the n.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1982
    Inventor: Donald W. Owen
  • Patent number: 4349976
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for locating and catching certain fish species known as Largemouth Bass and Striped Bass, by locating those zones within a body of fresh water having a pH within the range of from about pH 7.5 to about pH 8.0, followed by fishing for these species in those zones. The invention further includes, as another of its aspects, the raising of the same species of fish by maintaining the pH of a selected aquatic environment within said pH range during the growth of the fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1982
    Inventor: Loren G. Hill
  • Patent number: 4337544
    Abstract: A sport fishing boat having a generally rectangular overall top view configuration and having a pair of fiber glass hulls, including an inner hull and an outer hull. The inner and outer hulls are spaced from each other at opposite sides of the boat to accommodate flotation material, and the inner hull is spaced upwardly from the outer hull at a location immediately abaft the bow to form a downwardly and rearwardly inclined ramp and a forward chamber for flotation material. The inner hull is also spaced upwardly from the outer hull at two laterally aligned locations forward of the stern of the boat to form a pair of after flotation material chambers. Three transversely spaced keel ribs extend from the stern toward the bow on the underside of the outer hull, and a pair of stationary recesses are indented in the bottom of the outer hull and project from opposite sides of the boat toward the centerline thereof at a location spaced aft of the bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1982
    Inventors: Nancey J. Coulter, Lawrence Coulter
  • Patent number: 4330902
    Abstract: A device for breaking the first joint of the forelegs of small animal carcasses during the slaughtering and processing of the animals, which device includes a pair of pivotally interconnected, manually operable, elongated handles. One of the handles carries a slotted leg-receiving subassembly at its end pivotally connected to the other handle. The second handle carries a tendon-cutting blade extending generally transversely to the longitudinal axis of the second handle, and spaced from the pivotal axis about which the handles pivot in their pivotal interconnection to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1982
    Inventors: Daniel D. Gilster, Randall T. Kaupan
  • Patent number: 4318549
    Abstract: A transportable elongated tank for contaning fluids which includes a pair of opposed side walls, a front wall, a back wall and a floor assembly. The floor assembly includes a plurality of longitudinal spaced beams which are interconnected by a plurality of longitudinally spaced, substantially parallel, transversely extending, trapezoidally shaped channel plates. Multiple arrays of the channel plates are provided, with each array including a pair of end-lapped, reversely turned channel plates disposed centrally with respect to the longitudinal centerline of the tank, and such pair of channel plates having relatively smaller end portions overlapped and secured to each other. The several channel plates each have a first edge flange located in a common plane containing all such first edge flanges, and a second edge flange. The second edge flanges of the several channel plates are located in, and define, two planes extending at an angle to each other and converging at the centerline of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1982
    Inventor: Raymond E. Pletcher
  • Patent number: 4316810
    Abstract: Gelled oil base compositions useful in the fracturing of subterranean formations are prepared by incorporating aluminum salts of one or more oxaalkyl phosphates and/or oxaalkyl alkyl phosphates in an oil base fluid. The salts can be formed separately followed by addition of the salt to the oil, or the salt can be formed in situ by separately adding to the oil, the phosphoric acid ester and an aluminum compound which then react to form the salt. In the usage of these compositions for fracturing a subterranean formation, the composition is pumped into an oil or gas well, and from the well bore into the formation to form and propagate a fracture in the formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1982
    Assignee: Halliburton Company
    Inventor: John W. Burnham
  • Patent number: 4311014
    Abstract: Apparatus for carrying out an exothermal chemical reaction of hydrogen which includes a hydrogen reactor which defines a first reaction zone for receiving hydrogen gas and a second reactant gas reactive with the hydrogen gas; a first hydride reactor containing a hydridable material in a second reaction zone positioned immediately adjacent the first reaction zone and in heat exchange relation thereto; conduit means for conveying the second reactant to the first reaction zone; a second hydride reactor containing a hydridable material for producing compressed hydrogen gas; and means for conveying the compressed hydrogen gas from the second hydride reactor to one of the first and second reaction zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1982
    Inventors: Lynn E. Terry, Roger J. Schoeppel
  • Patent number: 4311420
    Abstract: A cargo stabilizing system for preventing shifting of cargo during transport in a carrier vehicle, the system including a channeled cargo-supporting floor, and a snubbing device releasably engaging the floor channels and projecting upwardly to block movement of the cargo. The snubbing device includes a snubbing block and a manually actuatable latching subassembly by which the snubbing block is selectively locked to, or released from, the floor channels. In a preferred form, the snubbing device includes cooperating wedge elements, a handle and an actuator bolt connected between one wedge element and the handle to move the wedge elements relative to each other in a channel locking and releasing movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1982
    Assignee: Wilson Foods Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Hendricks, George J. Groenert
  • Patent number: 4309855
    Abstract: A wall drainage system for protecting foundations and basement walls from water contact and seepage and including a water-impermeable synthetic resin backing plate adapted for securement to a surface to be protected and defining drainage channels along one side thereof facilitating drainage of water downwardly along the backing plate through the channels. A water-permeable synthetic resin strainer film is secured to the backing plate across the drainage channels. A synthetic resin water-receiving footer structure is connected to the lower end of the backing plate and includes a foraminous, synthetic resin bead pack and a perforated drainage pipe at least partially surrounded by the bead pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Assignee: Indian Head Inc.
    Inventors: Harold T. Pate, Helmut P. Fochler
  • Patent number: 4304634
    Abstract: Isotopically enriched helium-4, that is, helium-4 which is low in helium-3, is useful as a nuclear reactor coolant. It is produced from liquefied natural gas source helium by distilling helium-3 therefrom. The coolant is preferably enriched in hydrogen up to about 6 percent by volume to thereby improve the heat transfer characteristics of the coolant, and to reduce the power requirements for circulation of the coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1981
    Assignee: Southwest Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Leo Garwin
  • Patent number: 4297812
    Abstract: A storm door assembly which includes a U-shaped Z-bar, a reinforcing element insertable between one leg of the Z-bar and the door jamb, and a door hingedly connected to the Z-bar. The door includes a top rail, bottom rail, side rails and a center mullion. A return spring assembly is enclosed and hidden within one or more of the top or bottom rails or the center mullion, each of which is hollow. A sliding latching assembly is provided on one of the side rails of the door, and is slidingly movable to a position of cooperation with a portion of the return spring assembly to prevent the door from moving from an open position toward a closed position until the latching assembly has been intentionally released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1981
    Inventor: Shelvey C. McPhail
  • Patent number: 4295801
    Abstract: A small diameter fluid-driven pump for subterranean fluid sampling, and including an elongated cylindrical body formed by a centrally disposed control valve block assembly and a pair of hollow motor piston chambers on opposite sides of the valve block and joined thereto. Within the centrally disposed control valve block assembly in axial alignment with the motor pistons are a spool pilot valve and a spool fluid distribution valve. The spool pilot valve is constructed to obviate stalling during its reciprocation under the impress of a power fluid directed thereto, and it functions to control the shifting of the distribution valve to which it is internally connected within the valve block assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Inventor: Robert W. Bennett
  • Patent number: 4290572
    Abstract: A clamp for suspending a pipe from a strut, the clamp including an elongated flexible strap carrying pipe spacing protuberances on one side, and having tee subassemblies at opposite ends. Each of the tee subassemblies includes a cross-arm which defines a tool-receiving slot aligned with a neck portion of the respective tee subassembly. Each cross-arm carries channel engaging lugs at the opposite ends thereof. The clamp is used in combination with a strut channel having an open mouth and reverse turned edges at opposite sides of the open mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1981
    Assignee: Indian Head Inc.
    Inventor: Harold T. Pate
  • Patent number: D262972
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1982
    Assignee: Adams Hard-Facing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Norvel J. Ronck, Halsey J. Wetmore, II
  • Patent number: D267170
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Inventor: Nancey J. Coulter