Patents Examined by Robert L. Spicer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4140455
    Abstract: A continuously operating double belt press is provided in which the belts are formed from a plurality of articulated plates, which are in turn surrounded by endless steel bands which are pressed by low-pressure rollers and the plates against the material being compressed. Downstream of the plate belts, within the interior space surrounded by the pressing bands, respective large high-pressure rollers are disposed in facing relationship to one another. In order to improve the distribution and transfer of forces in the high-pressure zone adjacent the high-pressure rollers, a high-pressure endless belt is provided which surrounds the respective high-pressure rollers and runs between the high-pressure rollers and the pressing band. In preferred embodiments, reversing rollers are provided for the high-pressure endless belt, which reversing rollers serve to additionally press the high-pressure endless belt against the pressing band at a position spaced from the high-pressure rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1979
    Assignee: Konstruktiewerkhuizen de Mets N.V.
    Inventor: Albert de Mets
  • Patent number: 4140456
    Abstract: The circumferential wall of a round soap bar is polished by pressing a pair of polishing cloths against substantially diametrically opposite portions of said circumferential wall and rotating the soap bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1979
    Assignee: Kao Soap Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atushi Sato
  • Patent number: 4140462
    Abstract: A rotary liquid metal atomizer is positioned to receive a stream of molten metal on the top thereof. The atomizer is formed as a hollow disc means having a concave top surface and mounted for rotation at high RPM's on the top of a hollow drive shaft. A circular coolant baffle is located in the hollow disc means having radial passageways on the top and bottom thereof and connected at the outer periphery for cooling fluid to flow around, and is mounted on the top of an inlet cooling tube located within the drive shaft. Cooling fluid is directed through the inlet cooling tube to the top of the water baffle wherein it flows through a hole in the center thereof and through the passageways between the baffle and the interior of the hollow disc means and down between the inlet cooling tube and drive shaft. A pin fixes the baffle to the disc means. The top of the disc means over the coolant baffle is formed of copper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1979
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Charles C. Thompson
  • Patent number: 4140458
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a corrugated sheet from a web of deformable material, for use in cooling towers and the like, includes an endless conveyor which is adapted to move along a predetermined path of travel and on which are mounted a plurality of web molding trays. The trays have a plurality of corrugations formed therein extending generally transversely of the path of travel and means are provided for selectively locking the trays on the conveyor with the corrugations located at predetermined acute angles with respect to the path of travel of the conveyor so that the angle of the corrugations formed in the web can be varied. An air knife arrangement is provided for urging the web against the corrugations in the trays to form the corrugations in the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1979
    Assignee: The Munters Corporation
    Inventor: Hans A. Evert
  • Patent number: 4140283
    Abstract: The liquid processing vessel in a sandmill is provided with a perforated annular member near the liquid inlet for evenly distributing the liquid to be processed around the rotor. The upper portion of the vessel from which the processed liquid is discharged is provided with a split filter screen and a split filter screen cover which may be quickly and easily detached and removed from the vessel without the need for removing the entire vessel from its support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1979
    Assignee: Morehouse Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward J. Szkaradek
  • Patent number: 4139049
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus for a centrifugal casting machine having an articulated mold that is mounted for rotation in a cantilevered manner on a drive shaft. The positioning apparatus includes a pair of pillow block bearings having arcuate bearing races that operate to allow the drive shaft to be tilted within a predetermined angular range relative to its longitudinal axis. In addition, the positioning apparatus includes a plurality of locking pins each of which are mounted to cooperate respectively with one of a plurality of positioning members mounted on a rotatable mold-supporting face plate of the casting machine. Operation of the lock pins into engagement with the positioning members moves the face plate into a predetermined position relative to its axis of rotation, following a casting cycle of the machine, so that segments of the centrifugal mold can be radially stripped from an article cast therein without unduly distorting the cast article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1979
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Frederick W. Baumann, Bernard C. Kaczkowski
  • Patent number: 4139047
    Abstract: A solid inductor for forming an inner wall of a coolant box for an electromagnetic continuous casting system has a deflector integrally formed on the exterior surface thereof to deflect coolant passing through passages in the solid inductor. In one embodiment, the deflector is formed by an indentation on the exterior surface of the deflector, and in another embodiment, it is formed by a protrusion on the exterior surface of the solid inductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1979
    Assignee: Reynolds Metals Company
    Inventor: Robert M. Parrish
  • Patent number: 4138086
    Abstract: A mold for manufacturing silicone contact lenses is provided. The mold comprises a male section and a female section plated with chromium or nickel which when joined together come into contact with each other only at a portion at which the mold surface of one section becomes continuous with that of the other section to define a cavity therebetween. The contact between both sections is not in a flat-to-flat fashion but in a line or edge-to-edge fashion so that a contact lens whose surface and edge are completely freed from flashes or irregularities can be obtained. Further, with the use of chromium or nickel plated mold of the present invention, a contact lens of excellent quality can be obtained from a silicone resin which is affinitive to chromium and nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1979
    Assignee: Nippon Contact Lens Manufacturing Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Mizutani, Yoshiharu Miwa, Mitsuru Oshima
  • Patent number: 4137029
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for drying and pelletizing organic material such as animal waste, sewage and the like. The organic material is dried in two stages using a high temperature, rotating primary drying drum, and a lower temperature secondary louvred drying drum. The primary drum includes an inlet section and an outlet section. The inlet section includes a plurality of transverse chain curtains for increased heat transfer to the organic material, for breaking up the organic material and for cleaning the sides of the drum. The primary drum outlet section includes a plurality of vanes angularly attached to the inside of the drum to form an auger to retain the material in the drum until it is partially dried to a desired level. The organic material is then transported to the secondary louvred layer. The louvred dryer includes an input section, an output section and a central pelletizing section formed by adjacent portions of the input and output sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1979
    Assignee: Cannon Limited
    Inventor: Alfred W. Brooks
  • Patent number: 4137030
    Abstract: Apparatus is disclosed for manufacturing a resilient cushion of foamed plastics material with an integrated cover cloth. The apparatus includes means for accepting a piece of cover cloth between frames to dispose the cloth across the mouth of a vacuum mould and control the peripheral contraction of the cloth as it is drawn into the mould by vacuum, prior to casting the foamable plastics mix into the mould. The apparatus limits the amount of peripheral contraction permitted in the cloth to avoid wrinkles or plaits in the surface of the finished cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1979
    Assignee: The Upjohn Company
    Inventor: Joseph F. Sanson
  • Patent number: 4135570
    Abstract: A foundry molding installation for producing boxless (or flaskless) sand molds comprises a molding machine having a pattern plate (or match plate) for simultaneous molding of upper and lower bodies (or mold halves) and a shifting device for transporting a molded lower body to a transfer station and simultaneously returning to the molding station, for assembly with the upper body therein, a lower body which has been provided with cores. The cores are inserted at core insertion stations along the sides of a rectangular, closed circulation, roller track which is mainly disposed outside the molding machine. At the molding-machine end the track comprises a tandem shifting apparatus having a transfer station in common with that of the shifting device of the molding machine and being movable back and forth, over the shifting device, so as to return a cored lower body from one side of the track to the transfer station while feeding a fresh lower body to the other side of the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1979
    Assignee: ARENCO-BMD Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventor: Gunter Muller
  • Patent number: 4135867
    Abstract: A uniquely contoured glove adapted to tightly conform to a wearer's hand is made by depositing an elastomeric material on a relatively flat glove form having recessed areas covering substantially the entire surface of the hand-forming and finger-forming portions of the form except for a peripheral edge surrounding the recessed areas. The resulting glove, when stripped from the form and reversed, has a hand portion, an open end cuff portion and a plurality of elongated finger-receiving compartments, each of said compartments and said hand portion having a transverse cross-sectional configuration formed by four outwardly curved sections connected by four inwardly curved sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1979
    Assignee: Arbrook, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn F. Stockum
  • Patent number: 4135569
    Abstract: A molding machine for use with quick setting and cold setting sticky mold material, a mixture of sand and self-setting adhesive, is provided with a device to clean out the machine during each cycle and after the blow operation is completed. The sand and adhesive is mixed with the catalyst to a condition so that it will set up in a matter of seconds, e.g. ten to sixty seconds, and as it is mixed, a predetermined quantity is immediately deposited in a magazine. The magazine is closed by a valve and air pressure is applied to blow the sticky mold mixture from the magazine through a blow head into a mold cavity wherein it immediately starts to set. A diverter is provided with a diverter passage just outboard of the blow apertures of the mold box and this diverter passage is next enabled and air pressure is again applied through the magazine and blow head to blow any small amount of excess sticky mold mixture out the diverter passage into a receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1979
    Assignee: Acme-Cleveland Corporation
    Inventors: Leszek R. Drobnik, Edward J. Rebish
  • Patent number: 4134717
    Abstract: Apparatus for the deposition and preshaping of a band section in a shaping mould.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1979
    Assignee: Etude et Realization de Chaines Automatiques ERCA
    Inventors: Raymond C. Philippon, Jean-Claude H. Hautemont
  • Patent number: 4133368
    Abstract: An improved mold for casting single crystal metallic articles is disclosed and comprises a ceramic investment mold having a main article cavity and having embedded at its lower end below the article cavity and in communication therewith a preformed ceramic single crystal starter insert. The preformed starter insert generates a plurality of single metallic crystals in a growth cavity and then selects one crystal for further propagation through the article cavity. A method for making such a mold is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1979
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas R. Hayes
  • Patent number: 4133624
    Abstract: A molded glove defines a hand and wrist portion, with the wrist portion defining, in as-molded configuration, longitudinal channels positioned about its circumference. In accordance with this invention, a plurality of circumferential channels are defined on the wrist portion at the end remote from the hand portion, the circumferential channels crossing the longitudinal channels. The thickness of the glove along the longitudinal and circumferential channels is increased over the thickness of the glove in areas adjacent to the channels. The glove exhibits improved resistance to rolling down of the cuff while being worn, when compared with conventional gloves having longitudinal flutes or channels, gloves having beaded cuffs, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1979
    Assignee: Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul W. Heavner, William E. LeMay
  • Patent number: 4132520
    Abstract: Apparatus for the production of a middle layer of chipboards or the like and/or for the manufacture of chipboards formed only from middle layer material includes at least one spreading station associated with a spreading chamber arranged above a moving support for the reception of a chip layer or the like, the entire fine or coarse materials serving for the formation of a type of middle layer being fed by at least one metering tank to the support. The apparatus is further characterized in that at least one inclined screen which can be reciprocated in an essentially horizontal direction is disposed underneath the delivery point of the metering tank and a spreading roll is disposed underneath the lower edge of the screen in parallel to the screen edge, the roll serving for feeding the coarser material to the space lying beneath the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1979
    Assignee: Bison-werke Bahre and Greten GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Albert DeMets
  • Patent number: 4132517
    Abstract: A recess filling mastic applicator having a novel tool-steering means and a straight torsional spring adjustable as to its effective length for causing the tool body to have a four point contact with the surface over which the tool body travels. The interior of the tool body receives mastic and a pressure plate is pivotally mounted in the body and a handle is pivotally connected to the plate so that the operator can press on the handle for not only holding the body against the flat surface but for also depressing the plate for forcing mastic from the tool for filling the recesses in the surface as the tool is moved thereover. The tool body steering means connects the handle to the pressure plate so that a twisting force applied to the handle will urge the leading end of the tool body to the right or to the left as desired by the operator and thus alter the direction of movement of the tool body.Cross-Reference to Related U.S. Pat. No. 3,888,611.My U.S. Pat. No.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1979
    Inventor: Robert G. Ames
  • Patent number: 4132260
    Abstract: It is known to harden foundry cores by admixing a polymerizable material therewith and then curing by addition of a catalyst. Means are provided for injecting gaseous catalysts and compressed air, sequentially, into the die which contains the admixture of polymerizable material and foundry core material. In accordance with the invention, the gaseous catalyst and compressed air respectively, are injected into the die containing the mixture of foundry material in measured desired amounts and very rapidly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1979
    Inventor: Werner Luber
  • Patent number: 4131152
    Abstract: A feeding unit comprising a breaker core and a riser sleeve. In a first embodiment the breaker core has a thickness of 10% of the diameter of the riser sleeve and the opening in the breaker core is from 20% to 35% of the riser sleeve diameter.In another embodiment of the invention the breaker core opening is tapered inwardly and downwardly in a generally v-cross sectional shape and one embodiment of the invention will have a symmetrical v-cross sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1978
    Assignee: Foseco Trading AG
    Inventors: Ronald W. Ruddle, Frank Neat