Patents Examined by Daniel J. Beitey
  • Patent number: 6182611
    Abstract: A container for carrying pets which comprises a hollow body with a closeable access provided with at least one opening which is blocked by a grille; the grille is fixed to the rim of the at least one opening by means of rivets, the body being shaped, at the opening, so as to form a perimetric fold for peripherally supporting by abutment the grille which is provided with a plurality of holes for the insertion and retention of the rivets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Marchioro S.p.A. Stampaggio Materie Plastische
    Inventor: Domenico Marchioro
  • Patent number: 6179944
    Abstract: This invention is a non-fragmenting warhead casing prepared from at least one thermosetting epoxy resin and carbon fibers wherein the epoxy resin is characterized as a liquid, low viscosity resin at ambient temperatures, curable at temperatures ranging up to 175° F. and further characterized has having a glass transition temperature T(g) ranging from about 200° F. to 250° F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Joseph C. Monolo, Fred W. Watson, Jr., George R. Evans, John W. Hannick, Robert G. Lam
  • Patent number: 6173652
    Abstract: Shot having a lead or lead alloy core is sealed from the outside by at least one non-toxic layer which protects the environment from lead waste toxicity and which includes an abhorrent material to act as a repellant for preventing or deterring birds from ingesting or swallowing the shot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Bradley Taylor Holding Company Limited
    Inventor: David Bradley Taylor
  • Patent number: 6170397
    Abstract: A control mechanism is provided for coupling/interrupting two transmission leads. A first cam configured for spring-loaded rotation in a direction of rotation is positioned between the two leads. A lead coupler attached to the first cam couples the two leads to one another when the first cam achieves a prescribed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Matthew J. Sanford
  • Patent number: 6164208
    Abstract: An igniter for vehicle airbag inflator includes a stainless steel casing, an ignition unit, a pyrotechnic powder holder, and a stainless steel shell, the casing defining a receiving chamber, the ignition unit being mounted in the receiving chamber within the casing, the ignition unit including a pair of electrodes, a nickel chrome wire connected between the electrodes at one end, and an electrically insulative packing block fastened to the electrodes to fix the electrodes in a separated manner, the pyrotechnic powder holder being covered on the ignition unit and holding a high burning rate pyrotechnic powder, the stainless steel shell being covered around the pyrotechnic powder holder for protecting it from damage. The igniter can be adjusted to achieve ignition time delay within 2 milli-seconds, and maximum pressure within 40.about.60 Bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Chung Shan Institute of Science & Technology
    Inventors: Ming-Teh Hsu, Long-Ming Tsai
  • Patent number: 6152076
    Abstract: In the case of a method and of a device for automatically extracting milk, long milk hoses having a large internal diameter are used, which permit an optimum mode of operation in combination with the highest possible flows of milk. In addition, the flow cross-section of the milk discharge system of the milking unit is controlled during the relief cycle at a predetermined point in dependence upon the pressure prevailing below the teat or in dependence upon the milk to be discharged. In this way, cows having different flows of milk can be milked in the best possible manner with the aid of only one kind of long milk hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Jakob Maier
    Inventor: Maria Laub-Maier
  • Patent number: 6142100
    Abstract: A water and/or liquid foodstuff dispenser for small pets which comprises a container having, at a bottom thereof, a dispensing device which is constituted by a tubular element arranged at an obtuse angle with respect to a longitudinal extension of the container, with a flanged tang which is hermetically connected to the container, and is provided with a free end which is perimetrically folded inwards and internally provided with a flow control element which is pushed closed by a spring, a stem of the control element protruding outside the free end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Marchioro S.p.A. Stampaggio Materie Plastiche
    Inventor: Domenico Marchioro
  • Patent number: 6138397
    Abstract: There is referred to a process and an arrangement for control of one or more trawls (12, 40, 42) which are towed after a vessel (10), where the trawl(s) (12, 40, 42) are connected to the vessel by means of a number of cables (16, 14; 44, 45, 46), and where one or more devices (22, 24) contribute to maintaining the trawl(s) opening(s) outstretched during the movement through the sea and the invention is characterized in that the individual traction (FW1, FW2, FW3) in the cables (44, 45, 46) is regulated on the basis of measurements of the direction of flow (P3) of water adjacent to the trawl or the trawls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Scantrol AS
    Inventors: Helge Hammersland, Arne Tvedt
  • Patent number: 6128891
    Abstract: A protective mask for a horse has a cap shaped to conform to a top region of a horse's head. Two sleeves are formed integral to the cap to receive the ears of the horse. An opening is provided in the cap between the sleeves to allow a forelock of the horse to extend therethrough. Alternatively, the cap has three openings spaced laterally across an upper region of the cap to allow the ears and forelock of the horse to extend therethrough. A mesh face panel is coupled to a bottom edge of the cap and extends downward to substantially cover the eyes of the horse. A nosepiece is coupled to a bottom edge of the face panel, and extends laterally to span a bridge of the horse's nose. A seal formed of fleece material is provided on an inner surface of the nosepiece to rest on the bridge of the horse's nose to substantially prevent insects from passing under the nosepiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Inventor: Robin L. McMahon
  • Patent number: 6125764
    Abstract: A simplified tailored composite architecture for use in fabricating a composite sabot where the composite sabots are fabricated from a number of wedge kits. The resultant composite sabot includes a front scoop having a scoop angle. The simplified tailored composite architecture includes a panel adapted to be formed into a wedge kit. The panel has a number of plies of prepreg materials oriented in a number of different directions, where one of the number of different directions includes the direction of dominant homogeneous fiber orientation. A pattern within the panel includes selected prepreg segments rotated so that the direction of dominant homogeneous fiber orientation in the selected prepreg segments is aligned to be substantially parallel to the at least one dominant scoop fiber orientation when the panel is subsequently formed into a wedge kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Alliant Tech Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Dipak S. Kamdar
  • Patent number: 6119599
    Abstract: The invention provides a device for generating surface plasmas, for ignition of propellants. The invention provides a plurality of sheet fuses with insulating sheets separating each fuse. One of the fuses is complete, while the other fuses have a gap. The fuses are sheets formed into concentric coaxial cylinders. The complete fuse forms the outer most cylinder. The fuses sequentially become a plasma starting from the outer most fuse to the inner most fuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: United Defense, L.P.
    Inventors: Richard Franklin Johnson, Warren Joseph Dick, Reed Alan McPeak, Chris Sherman Sorenson, Leo Erasmus Thurmond, III