Patents Examined by Bernard Nozick
  • Patent number: 5230720
    Abstract: An air purifying apparatus presenting the appearance of a side table is constructed from a side table housing having a hollow interior compartment, an inlet port and an exhaust port. A filtration means is positioned within the hollow interior compartment between the inlet port and the exhaust port so that air entering the inlet port must pass through the filtration means before exiting through the exhaust port. An air blower means is also positioned within the hollow interior compartment between the inlet port and the exhaust port so as to draw air into the inlet port and out through the exhaust port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Inventor: Delbert B. Kendall
  • Patent number: 5228892
    Abstract: An exhaust emission control device includes a single filter assembly composed of a pair of side plates respectively formed in an L-letter shape in cross-section and integrally assembled in a square framework having inlet and outlet openings, and a plurality of ceramic filter elements aligned in parallel within the square framework and clamped by the side plates. The filter elements are each made of porous ceramic material and have a thin-walled cellular structure square in cross-section formed with a plurality of axially extending passages separated from each other by thin partition walls, wherein a first group of the passages are closed at their one ends in a checked pattern and opened at their other ends to introduce therein exhaust gases to be purified, while a second group of the passages are opened at their one ends to discharge purified gases therefrom and closed at their other ends in a checked pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Akitsu, Hideyuki Masaki, Hiroyuki Okahara
  • Patent number: 5228891
    Abstract: A gas filter assembly for removing particulates from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine comprising a housing having an inlet pipe for coupling to the engine and an outlet pipe open to the atmosphere is disclosed. The inlet pipe and the outlet pipe define an exhaust gas flow path. A self-contained filtering means is disposed within the gas flow path. The filtering means includes a plurality of inlet cells, microporous filter elements, filter support elements, and the outlet cells. The components of the filtering means are disposed such that the exhaust gas flows through the inlet cells, then through the microporous filter elements and filter support elements, and finally through the outlet cells. Each of the components of the self-contained filtering means are highly resistant to excessive temperatures, so that the filtering means may be regenerated by heat, which burns off accumulated, typically hydrocarbon, particulates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph G. Adiletta
  • Patent number: 5229164
    Abstract: Process for producing individually dosed administration forms, in which a carrier material containing active substances plastic at elevated temperature, together with conventional additives is applied to a stationary or moving substrate or introduced into blisters or cavities produced from films and as a result the formulation material is brought into an administration form and a formulation material with a softening point range above the body temperature is heated to above the latter and is dosed under pressure with a viscosity of more than 3,000 mPa.s, together with administration forms obtainable by said process. They can be obtained simply, economically and with good quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: Capsoid Pharma GmbH
    Inventors: Heinrich Pins, Christiane Schmitz
  • Patent number: 5226939
    Abstract: A surgical air vacuum apparatus includes an air pump disposed in a primary air channel for moving air between an inlet port and an outlet port of the vacuum. The air pump has properties for generating heat while moving the air, and the moving air has characteristics for cooling the pump. An air filter disposed in the primary channel has a tendency to block the air that would otherwise cool the air pump. Means is provided for combining a secondary air channel and the primary air channel along at least one passage to introduce bleed air to the pump when the filter blocks the primary channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Assignee: Stackhouse, Inc.
    Inventors: Ed F. Nicolas, Ian M. Williamson
  • Patent number: 5224975
    Abstract: A deodorizing device for use in a pet's litter box, for example. The deodorizing device has a container body having an open end, a closed end and a cylindrical side wall defining a cavity therein. Chunks of zeolite are disposed within the cavity and retained within the container body by a sealing mechanism. The cylindrical side wall of the container body has a plurality of substantially uniform-sized apertures disposed thereon to permit exposure of the retained zeolite to the odors. A sealing mechanism may be permanently or releasably attached to the container body. A securing mechanism secures the deodorizing device to a structure within the malodorous environment. The zeolite after use can be recharged by exposing to fresh air, sunlight and heat and then reused. In addition to being used in a pet's litter box, the device can be used in many environments, including animal containment areas, living areas, production areas, food storage areas, work areas and automobiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Inventors: Gabriel L. Purnell, Diana W. Purnell
  • Patent number: 5225083
    Abstract: A method for bioremediation of grease traps, which includes the steps of mechanically removing solid materials such as plastic items, food particles and the like from entrances to all drain lines and the drain lines themselves terminating in the grease traps; securing loose drain line covers and replacing broken covers; preventing the flow of all chemicals which are detrimental to the growth of endemic bacterial microorganisms into the drain lines and grease traps; adjusting the pH of the water effluent in the grease traps by introducing a basic material such as baking soda into the grease traps and mixing or stirring the water, which stimulates the endemic native bacteria resident in the grease trap; and adding endemic bacterial microorganisms to one or more of the drain lines for ultimate introduction into the grease traps and biodigesting grease in the drain lines and grease traps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Inventors: Thomas C. Pappas, Jeri S. Pappas
  • Patent number: 5223012
    Abstract: A filter candle, especially for gas equipment, includes a plurality of cooperatively associated tubular mutually telescopically engageable filter-candle segments. Each segment is comprised of an inherently dimensionally stable material. Each segment has structure for supporting each segment relative to the other segments, and additional structure for limiting the movement thereof relative to the associated segment. Structure is also provided for releaseably supporting the segments together as a filter candle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Assignee: Thomas Josef Heimbach GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Walter Best, Eberhard Janssen
  • Patent number: 5223006
    Abstract: An air cleaner box for a computer or other electronic equipment is disclosed in which the computer or other electronic equipment is inserted into an enclosure which is sealed from the outside environment in such a manner that all of the air entering the enclosure must do so through an electronic or other type of air cleaner which serves to remove the dirt, dust, smoke and other air borne contaminants from the environment before they reach the electronic equipment contained in the enclosure. The enclosure contains within it all of the equipment for operating the air cleaner filter as well as a cable access box which allows computer cables to be routed from the outside environment into the contaminant-free enclosure while providing a tight seal against air infiltration from the outside environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Inventor: Charles H. Moran, III
  • Patent number: 5221304
    Abstract: A process vessel has side walls of concrete which are lined with a gas and moisture-impermeable material to prevent:a) the egress of gas from the interior of the vessel; andb) ingress of moisture through the concrete into the interior of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Assignee: The BOC Group plc
    Inventors: Michael E. Garrett, John Coates
  • Patent number: 5221305
    Abstract: A device for separating multiple-component fluids includes a truncated cone structure having a conical main section defined by a plurality of coaxially aligned and axially spaced rings of progressively diminishing inner diameters as viewed in the direction of movement of the fluids being separated. The largest ring is located at that end of the conical main section at which the fluid is admitted thereto, and the smallest ring is located at that end of the conical main section at which separated solid particles are discharged. Each ring has an inside surface which is convexly curved in a radial cross-section along the axis of the cone structure and faces in part counter to and in part across the direction of fluid flow. The inside surface of each ring meets the bottom surface of that ring in a sharp edge, with the tangent to the bottom surface at that juncture making an angle of at most 90.degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Assignee: Environmental Protection Group Ltd.
    Inventor: Iouri Bakharev
  • Patent number: 5217515
    Abstract: Method and product made for preventing loose tinkles in a wire mesh product. Opposite ends of a sock of knitted wire mesh are subjected to a single-ply bonding operation such as electric resistance welding, thereby bonding the tinkles to the mesh. The sock is then compressed to produce a foraminous product suitable for use as a slag filter in automotive airbag assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Assignee: Glitsch, Inc.
    Inventor: Geno J. Guglielmi
  • Patent number: 5217733
    Abstract: A device for closing an injection mould and comprising a first, stationary mould-part holder, a second mould-part holder movably guided relative to the first holder, and at least one pressure medium-actuated closing cylinder arrangement connected to the mould-part holders, wherein the closing-cylinder arrangement is pivotably connected at least to the movably guided second mould-part carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Assignee: Hermann Hemscheidt Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Friedrich-Wilhelm Dennehl, Werner Reihelt, Walter Runkel
  • Patent number: 5217508
    Abstract: A waste hot gas stream is cleaned by a method and an apparatus implementing the method by traveling the stream through a heat exchange station in indirect heat exchange contact with the heat exchange fluid, and traveling the cooled stream through a liquid spray, filtering the spray liquid and recirculating it, demisting the gas stream and traveling it through a gas stream cleaning station in contact with continuously flowing fresh water before discharging the clean gas stream to the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Inventor: Kjarten A. Jonsson
  • Patent number: 5217507
    Abstract: A container system comprising at least two containers, wherein said at least two containers are each dimensioned to have a low external surface area to volume ratio, said system comprising connecting means between adjacent ones of the containers each comprising a tube adapted to fit within respective apertures in the containers to be connected and a sealing means surrounding said tube and adapted to be maintained in sealing engagement about the tube and apertures by compression between the containers joined by the connecting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Inventor: Ernest Spirig
  • Patent number: 5215561
    Abstract: An improved moisture collecting apparatus (10) including a mass of absorbent crystals (50) contained within a screened receptacle unit (13) suspended above a lower housing member (20) which forms a liquid reservoir (100); wherein, a vapor barrier unit (12) having an aperture (32) is disposed intermediate the fluid reservoir (100) and an upper housing member (40) to allow condensed liquid to flow into the liquid reservoir (100) but limit the return passage of water vapor back onto the surface area of the mass of crystals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Inventor: Jerry Cameron
  • Patent number: 5213596
    Abstract: An air cleaner device includes a filter element for filtering air and being disposed in a housing. The device comprises a hollow housing having an inlet portion, an outlet portion, and a flow passage therein which is communicated with the inlet portion and the outlet portion. The housing also has an opening which is disposed between the inlet portion and the outlet portion, and communicates the flow passage with the exterior of the housing. A filter element is inserted through the opening into the flow passage, disposed between the inlet portion and the outlet portion, so as to filter the air flowing through the flow passage. A lid is mounted on the housing for covering the opening. A resilient urging member allows the lid to be urged toward the housing so as to close the opening, and the resilient urging member allows the lid to be moved away from the opening when this urging is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Assignees: Nippondenso Co., Ltd., Toyoda Boshoku Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Kume, Yoshimi Suzuki, Naoki Maeno
  • Patent number: 5211970
    Abstract: A hydraulic clamping apparatus for use with injection molding machines and including a first hydraulic actuator having a first cylinder and a first hollow, cup-shaped piston with a closed head portion disposed for reciprocating movement within the first cylinder, and a foot portion axially spaced from said head portion and defining an opening; a second hydraulic actuator having a second piston, a rod extending axially through the opening into the first piston and connected between the first and second pistons, and a second cylinder mounted for reciprocating movement on the second piston and through the opening between a recessed position substantially within the first piston and an extended position substantially outside the first piston; and a clutch operable in the extended position of the second cylinder to produce engagement thereof with the first piston. The overall length of the apparatus is minimized by placement of the second actuator cylinder within the first piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sakurai, Yong Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 5209851
    Abstract: Remediation of toxic waste materials in solid, liquid or a mixture of solid and liquid form provides rapid reduction of the toxic conditions to innocuous levels. The process utilizes indigenous microorganisms present in the waste materials. The process comprises contact mixing waste materials with protein nutrients in water, air entraining the waste materials and protein nutrients during mixing to form a bioactive structure, and exposing the bioactive structure to cure in air until the toxic materials are remediated to a predetermined innocuous level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Inventors: Frank C. Hume, Alan A. Downie
  • Patent number: 5209764
    Abstract: An air dryer control system is disclosed in which the compressed air output of a compressor is dried by one of two air dryers connected in parallel. The purging and drying cycles of the air dryers are alternated by timing and relay device. Upon start-up, the output of the compressor is dried by both air dryers until the pressure level in the supply reservoir attains a predetermined level. When the governor cutout pressure is achieved in the reservoir, both air dryers are purged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignee: Allied Signal Inc.
    Inventor: Charles E. Eberling