Patents Examined by William F. Smith
  • Patent number: 4570101
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improvement in a cathode-ray tube including a rectangular faceplate which has an exterior surface having curvature along both the minor and major axes. The faceplate also includes a cathodoluminescent screen on an interior surface thereof. At least in the center portion of the faceplate, the curvature along the minor axis is greater than the curvature along the major axis. In the improvement, points on the exterior surface near the ends of the minor and major axes, at the edges of the screen, lie in a first plane, and points on the exterior surface near the ends of the diagonals of the rectangular faceplate at the edges of the screen, lie in a second plane. The second plane is parallel to the first plane and is farther from the center portion of the faceplate than is the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: RCA Corporation
    Inventor: Francis J. Campbell
  • Patent number: 4566942
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of treating waste paper, wherein the waste paper is steeped, under certain circumstances chemically treated at the same time, and is thereafter adjusted to a lower substance density and sorted. Furthermore, the invention relates to apparatus for performing such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Assignee: Hermann Finckh Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Emil Holz, Hagen Hutzler
  • Patent number: 4566894
    Abstract: A four axis adjustment mechanism is disclosed for adjusting the orientation of the deflector of the delivery system of a rotating table type of glassware forming machine. The orientation of the deflector is adjustable as it oscillates along a predetermined arcuate path relative to its deflector axis in order to properly position the deflector over a corresponding continuously moving blank mold. These adjustments are termed radial, radial tilt, peripheral and peripheral tilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Assignee: Emhart Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Constantine W. Kulig, Charles M. Kingsbury, Bruce R. Beckwith
  • Patent number: 4566946
    Abstract: In a paper making machine, transfer apparatus for guiding a paper web from the press section to the drying section includes a smoothing press including upper and lower smoothing press rolls wherein the web is passed from the press section to the smoothing nip either directly or guided by a guide roll. The lower smoothing press roll of the smoothing press is substantially situated at a position which is normally occupied by a so-called baby or lead-in cylinder of a conventional drying section and the drying wire of the drying section is guided over a sector of the lower smoothing roll which is of a size sufficiently large that the web is transferred onto the drying wire which then carries the web as a closed draw onto the first drying cylinder of the drying section and, preferably, to the subsequent drying cylinders as a so-called single-fabric draw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Assignee: Valmet Oy
    Inventors: Martti Koponen, Olli Tapio
  • Patent number: 4561933
    Abstract: A process for the deinking of xerographically printed wastepaper to produce reclaimed stock having high brightness and low dirt count. The process centers upon contact between a wastepaper pulp and an aqueous medium of alkaline pH containing a deinking agent consisting of a mixture of one or more C.sub.5 to C.sub.20 alkanols with nonionic surfactant to form a suspension of the ink in the aqueous medium. The deinking agent suitable for practice of the invention necessarily contains for every 10 parts by weight between 3 and 5 parts of alkanol and between 5 and 7 parts of nonionic surfactant, and is present in the aqueous medium in an amount between about 0.2 and 2.0 percent by weight, calculated on the dry weight of the pulp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Donald L. Wood, Donald C. Wood
  • Patent number: 4560897
    Abstract: A cathode assembly for a vacuum tube includes a wire filament, a straight bular anode parallel to and surrounding the wire filament, and insulating spacers for rigidly fastening the filament with respect to the anode, and with one side of the anode indented or flattened such that only one portion of the anode is heated to emitting temperatures by the filament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Energy
    Inventor: Claude R. Hudgens
  • Patent number: 4557896
    Abstract: Composition and method for inhibiting corrosion in aqueous systems using synergistic combination of an inorganic nitrite and a phosphonate, e.g., 10-20 ppm sodium nitrite plus 0.5-5 ppm hydroxyethylidene diphosphonic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1985
    Assignee: Dearborn Chemicals Limited
    Inventors: Philip Brocklebank, John J. Bennison
  • Patent number: 4556573
    Abstract: A method for the recovery of soybean oil of soybean meal from soybeans wherein the soybeans are processed by breaking so that they are flaked prior to extraction. During processing the soybeans are heated-up in a first of two successively arranged fluidized beds with a rapidity such that the hulls or shells detach from the seeds or kernels and there is obtained a homogeneous heating of all of the soybeans. The heated-up soybeans are either directly conveyed into the second fluidized bed where they are maintained in a heated condition and from which location they are infed in a heated state to a breaking or crushing mill where they are crushed and then to a flaking device for the subsequent flaking thereof. It is also possible to undertake along the conveying path from the first fluidized bed to the second fluidized bed a mechanical hulling operation at the soybeans where the hulls are separated from the seeds and the seed portions or kernels are delivered into the second fluidized bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1985
    Assignee: Escher Wyss Limited
    Inventors: Helmut Bartesch, Gerd Florin
  • Patent number: 4556452
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for producing pulp from impregnated cellulose-containing starting materials such as wood, straw, grass, waste materials etc. in a compacting apparatus comprising a shell (1) and two mutually opposite pistons (4, 4') contained in said shell. The material to be compacted is disposed between said pistons and constitutes a resistive electrical load. The pistons are movable relative to each other and the shell is movable relative to the pistons. The impregnated starting materials are digested at a relatively low hydromodulus of 0.5 to 2 with a direct action of heat on the impregnated starting materials in the compacting apparatus at a digesting temperature of to C. The digesting times are short and depend on the digesting temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1985
    Assignee: Simmering-Graz-Pauker Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Augustin Raggam, Hermann Rabitsch
  • Patent number: 4556450
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing water or other liquids from webs of such porous materials as fibrous paper webs coursing through a papermaking machine without substantially compacting the webs. The web which may be coherent or perforate passes over a sector of a cylinder having preferential-capillary-size pores through its cylindrical-shape porous cover. Preferably, the porous cover comprises hydrophilic material which is substantially non-resilient and which renders the surfaces of the porous cover wettable by the liquid of interest. A portion of the interior of the cylinder may be subjected to a controlled level of vacuum to effect pneumatically augmented capillary flow of liquid from the web; and another portion of the cylinder may be subjected to pneumatic pressure for expelling the transferred liquid outwardly through a portion of the porous cover which is not in contact with the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1985
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Strong C. Chuang, Hugh A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 4555306
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and means for removing water from a web in a press of a papermaking machine. The web to be dried is passed between press felts through a press nip formed between press rolls. A resilient mat or the like, which is in contact with one of the press felts, is also passed through the press nip. In order to produce a hydraulic counterpressure at the nip, a wire is passed between the resilient mat and one of the press rolls and water is sprayed on the wire immediately before the press nip for producing a water cushion in the section of the wire lying between the press roll and the resilient mat. The wire is in this case formed so that water cannot move in the longitudinal or vertical direction of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1985
    Assignee: Tamfelt Oy Ab
    Inventor: Kristian Lundstrom
  • Patent number: 4555305
    Abstract: In a belt pressing unit, which preferably serves as wet press of a paper machine, an elastic tubular press belt travels around a supporting body and, together with a back roll, forms an extended press zone. Beyond the press zone along the path of the press belt, liquid is fed to the inner side of the press belt in order to cool the press belt. This liquid is permitted to travel, together with the press belt, around the supporting body. Most of the liquid is then removed from the press belt, preferably at a position in front of the press zone. The liquid may then be cooled and fed back to the press belt. In addition, liquid may also be fed to the inner side of the press belt where the press belt enters the press zone, for cooling and lubricating a pressing surface of a press shoe which presses the press belt toward the back roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1985
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Steiner, Christian Schiel, Albrecht Meinecke, Josef Mullner, Hans Weiss
  • Patent number: 4553064
    Abstract: A dual-mode electron gun for a traveling-wave tube is disclosed which selectively generates an electron beam of two different cross-sectional areas. The electron gun includes radially inner and annular control grids as well as a shadow grid disposed between the cathode and the control grids along the electron beam path. The shadow grid is provided with a suppressor ring which precludes electron emission from an annular portion of the cathode immediately radially outwardly of the cathode region over which the inner control grid projects, thereby eliminating generation of a spurious beam portion radially outwardly from the desired smaller cross-section beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1985
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventor: Kurt Amboss
  • Patent number: 4552849
    Abstract: In a method of formaldehyde determination by measuring the fluorescence of a fluorescent substance formed by the reaction of a formaldehyde-containing solution with a fluorescent reagent capable of forming said fluorescent substance by the reaction with formaldehyde, the improvement which comprises using as said fluorescence reagent a compound represented by the general formula CH.sub.3 C(NH.sub.2).dbd.CHCO.sub.2 R, wherein R represents an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1985
    Assignee: Kikkoman Corporation
    Inventor: Motoo Nakajima
  • Patent number: 4552619
    Abstract: The outer walls of the beams of a papermachine headbox are heated by means of heat transferred from the stock to a temperature equal to that of the inner walls in contact with the stock. This is preferably carried out so that the liquid which is circulated in a closed liquid circulation through liquid spaces adjoining the outer walls, is caused to be in indirect heat transfer contact with the stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1985
    Assignee: A. Ahlstrom Osakeyhtio
    Inventors: Sakari Laitinen, Tapani Nyman
  • Patent number: 4551198
    Abstract: A flash tank, and method of flashing steam utilizing the tank, result in minimum foam generation so that the outlet steam remains uncontaminated. Feed fluid fed into the interior of the tank is positively prevented from splashing into the liquid seal provided adjacent the liquid outlet from the tank. This may be done by directing the feed fluid upwardly when introduced into the tank, and providing a liquid holding tank externally of the flash tank, feed fluid impacting upon a deflecting member and then the conically downwardly tapering walls of a bottom portion of the tank. Another alternative is to feed the feed fluid downwardly into the tank to impact upon a conical deflecting member so that there is minimum loss of momentum of the feed fluid, and again it impacts upon the conically tapering walls of the tank bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: Kamyr, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Wiley
  • Patent number: 4551648
    Abstract: A heater and support structure for a line cathode includes heater electrodes and an S-shaped cathode support member arranged between the heater electrodes. The heater electrodes and the S-shaped support member have a higher resistance than the cathode and thus heat flows into the cathode to compensate for heat radiation losses and the support compensates for thermal expansion to retain the cathode at a substantially constant position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: RCA Corporation
    Inventor: Robert A. Gange
  • Patent number: 4551208
    Abstract: Formic acid is recovered, by distillation, from its mixtures with solvents of the general formula I ##STR1## where R.sup.1 is hydrogen, methyl, ethyl or vinyl and R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 are each alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl or aralkyl, or R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 together form a 1,4- or 1,5-alkylene group, in each case of not more than 8 carbon atoms, with the provisos that the sum of the number of carbon atoms in R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 is 7 to 14 and that only one of these radicals is aryl, by a method in which the distillation is carried out in the presence of a carboxamide II which is selected from the group consisting of formamide, acetamide, propionamide and the same compounds substituted by N-methyl or N,N-dimethyl, and which has a boiling point lower than that of the solvent I.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Kaspar Bott, Gerd Kaibel, Horst Hartmann, Rudolf Irnich, Horst Buelow
  • Patent number: 4551205
    Abstract: A press section of a paper machine has no suction rollers. The paper web is first conducted through a first two-fabric press nip supported by a first fabric which, in conjunction with a pick-up roller, serves as a pick-up fabric. The press section has press rollers in closed roller combination defining press nips with each other. A first two of the press rollers are provided with solid recessed surfaces. A third of the press rollers is a smooth-surface central roller of the press section. The second fabric serves as a press fabric at least in the first two-fabric press nip. The web is conducted through the first press nip defined by the first and second press rollers interposed between the first and second fabrics. The web is conducted through a second press nip supported by the first or second fabric. The second press nip is defined between the second press roller and the third press roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: Valmet Oy
    Inventor: Jorma Laapotti
  • Patent number: 4551195
    Abstract: Cubic boron nitride crystals are grown by subjecting reaction materials of low pressure phase boron nitride, a solvent material, and cubic boron nitride seeds to pressure and temperature conditions in the cubic boron nitride-stable region. The reaction materials are in the form of a pair of a superimposed solvent material plate and a low pressure phase boron nitride plate or a pile made of a plurality of the pairs of the superimposed solvent material plate and low pressure phase boron nitride plate, and a plurality of the seeds are disposed on either one or each of the confronting surfaces of the pair of the superimposed solvent material plate and low pressure phase boron nitride plate. Alternatively, the reaction materials are in the form of a plate made of a mixture of the solvent material and the low pressure phase boron nitride or a pile made of a plurality of the mixture plates, and a plurality of the seeds are disposed on a surface of each plate. The seeds have a particle size of not larger than 150 .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: Showa Denko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Eiichi Iizuka, Tomoji Sando, Shinji Kashima, Masakazu Maki