Patents by Inventor Arthur A. Krause

Arthur A. Krause has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8746503
    Abstract: A gas storage and delivery system for restoring pressure as it is depleted from a pressurized container, includes a container holding a product under pressure to be dispensed from the container, a quantity of gaseous material under pressure, occupying a space in the container and applying to the product a predetermined pressure of from about 30 to about 180 psig, and a quantity of gas-adsorbing material, storing under pressure a quantity of the gaseous material and releasing it into the container in response to a decrease in pressure in the container, thereby restoring and maintaining a predetermined pressure in the container as product is depleted from the container, wherein the gas-adsorbing material is wetted with a release-promoting agent to promote release of the sorbed gas from the gas-adsorbent material. A process of filling the container is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Walter K. Lim, Arthur A. Krause
  • Patent number: 8695197
    Abstract: A method for producing a coated pull-out guide for baking ovens, the pull-out guide including a guide rail and at least one of a middle rail and a running rail displaceably supported by rolling elements on the guide rail. The rolling elements are guided along tracks on one or more of the guide rail, middle rail and running rail. The method includes the steps of: assembling the pull-out into a unit including one or more of the guide rail, middle rail, and running rail; cleaning a metal surface of at least one of the rails by one or more of a mechanical and chemical cleaning method; and, applying a coating to the cleaned metal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lars Schrubke, Daniel Reidt, Willi Grigat, Arthur Krause
  • Publication number: 20130142457
    Abstract: A component for one or more of a fitting, a piece of furniture, and a domestic appliance. The component includes a formed body including one or more of a hard-material-containing composite, a metal-ceramic composite, and a hard material. A method of producing the component includes providing the formed body and shaping it by thermal spraying or mechanical forming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Peter Jährling, Daniel Rehage, Uwe Sobolewski, Lars Schrubke, Willi Grigat, Arthur Krause, Björn Gebhardt
  • Publication number: 20130129265
    Abstract: A method of producing a fitting for domestic appliances or furniture. The fitting including a plurality of components connected to one another. The method includes the steps of providing the plurality of components by one or more of stamping and bending metal sheets, assembling the plurality of components to form a fitting, coating the fitting, at least in sections, by applying at least one coating, one or both of drying and burning-in the coating, treating a surface of plurality of components abrasively before the coating of the fitting, thereby setting a surface roughness of the plurality of components, and cleaning the surface of the plurality of components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Peter Jährling, Daniel Rehage, Kathrin Urban, Lars Schrubke, Arthur Krause, Friedrich Meyer, Andre Eckholt
  • Publication number: 20120304450
    Abstract: A method for producing a coated pull-out guide for baking ovens, the pull-out guide including a guide rail and at least one of a middle rail and a running rail displaceably supported by rolling elements on the guide rail. The rolling elements are guided along tracks on one or more of the guide rail, middle rail and running rail. The method includes the steps of: assembling the pull-out into a unit including one or more of the guide rail, middle rail, and running rail; cleaning a metal surface of at least one of the rails by one or more of a mechanical and chemical cleaning method; and, applying a coating to the cleaned metal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Paul Hettich GMBH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Lars Schrubke, Daniel Reidt, Willi Grigat, Arthur Krause
  • Patent number: 7779608
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of the invention a can manufacturer completes manufacture of a can and then ships it to a filler, who needs only to fill the can with product. In a preferred embodiment the manufacturer pre-charges the container with a propellant. In accordance with a second aspect of the invention a desired quantity of gaseous propellant is first charged into a container, and a desired quantity of product is then injected into the container. A container filled in accordance with the invention maintains a predetermined pressure in the container as product is depleted from the container, and unacceptable pressure spikes are avoided as the container is being filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Inventors: Walter K. Lim, Arthur A. Krause
  • Publication number: 20090264982
    Abstract: A medical device for treatment of a stenosed body lumen, includes an open-ended cylindrical body carried on a distal end of a catheter for insertion of the device into the body lumen and placement at the stenosed site. The cylindrical body is movable between a collapsed position for insertion into the body lumen, and a radially expanded position pressed against the wall of the body lumen. In one embodiment the body sidewall is formed by a plurality of interconnected struts or elements defining openings therebetween, and at least one elongate ribbon is attached to an outer surface thereof for carrying a therapeutic agent. In another embodiment, the body is formed of interwoven elements defining a mesh-like structure, and the elements may comprise dissimilar materials, such as, e.g., copper and silver. In a further embodiment the body is formed of layers of different materials such as, e.g., copper, silver, and/or steel, laminated together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Arthur A. Krause, Walter K. Lim
  • Publication number: 20080185067
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of the invention a can manufacturer completes manufacture of a can and then ships it to a filler, who needs only to fill the can with product. In a preferred embodiment the manufacturer pre-charges the container with a propellant. In accordance with a second aspect of the invention a desired quantity of gaseous propellant is first charged into a container, and a desired quantity of product is then injected into the container. A container filled in accordance with the invention maintains a predetermined pressure in the container as product is depleted from the container, and unacceptable pressure spikes are avoided as the container is being filled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Walter K. Lim, Arthur A. Krause
  • Publication number: 20080140176
    Abstract: A medical device for treatment of a stenosed body lumen includes an open-ended cylindrical body movable between a collapsed position and a radially expanded position pressed against the wall of the lumen is carried on a distal end of a catheter for insertion of the device into the lumen and placement at the stenosed site. In one embodiment the body sidewall is an open lattice-like structure, and a cover is attached to its outer surface. In another embodiment, concentric laminated tubes of dissimilar materials, such as, e.g., copper and silver, form the body. In a further embodiment stacked rings of different materials form the body. In a still further embodiment the device is temporarily placed in a body lumen for treatment of a stenosed site, after which the device is withdrawn. In all forms the body may have an outwardly flared inlet end to reduce turbulence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Arthur A. Krause, Walter K. Lim
  • Publication number: 20080140187
    Abstract: A medical stent includes an open-ended cylindrical body movable between a collapsed position for insertion into a body lumen and a radially expanded position pressed against the wall of the lumen. At least a portion of the stent is made of a material having anti-clotting and/or antimicrobial properties. In one embodiment, concentric laminated tubes of dissimilar materials such as copper and silver form the body. In another embodiment stacked rings of different materials such as, e.g., copper, silver, and/or steel form the body. In a still further embodiment at least one attachment made of a material having anti-clotting or antimicrobial properties is secured to the stent body. In a further embodiment the body has a lattice-like sidewall with openings therethrough, and a cover is attached to the outer surface. In all forms the body may have an outwardly flared inlet end to reduce turbulence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Arthur A. Krause, Walter K. Lim
  • Patent number: 7185786
    Abstract: A gas adsorption material containing a desired quantity of gas is placed in a pressurized container along with a product to be dispensed, and as pressure in the container is depleted during use, stored gas is released into the container to maintain pressure in the container within a predetermined range. The material may be in contact with the product, or it may be isolated from the product, and is known as a pressure swing adsorption (PSA) system, wherein adsorption of gas into the material occurs at a high pressure, and desorption of gas from the material occurs at a low pressure. Such devices are capable of storing under pressure a volume of gas 18 to 20 times the volume of the material. A preferred adsorbent gas storage material is granular activated carbon, or a carbon fiber composite molecular sieve (CFCMS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventors: Arthur A. Krause, Walter K. Lim
  • Patent number: 7146647
    Abstract: A shirt collar having a stretchable neckband made of a woven fabric with at least some of the threads on a bias so that in the event the length of the threads shrinks there is only a negligible reduction in the circumferential size of the collar, and the collar is circumferentially stretchable. In one form of the invention the neckband is made of a non-elastomeric material with a plurality of holes in it which elongate when a circumferential force is applied, resulting in elongation of the neckband. In another form, the threads forming the neckband are kinked so that they are resiliently yieldable in a lengthwise direction. The stitching attaching the neckband to the collar and to the shirt body may be applied in a pattern, e.g., zig-zag or skip stitching, that enables the seams to stretch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Inventors: Arthur A. Krause, Walter K. Lim
  • Publication number: 20060085065
    Abstract: A medical device for treatment of a stenosed body lumen, includes an open-ended cylindrical body carried on a distal end of a catheter for insertion of the device into the body lumen and placement at the stenosed site. The cylindrical body is movable between a collapsed position for insertion into the body lumen, and a radially expanded position pressed against the wall of the body lumen. In one embodiment the body sidewall is formed by a plurality of interconnected struts or elements defining openings therebetween, and at least one elongate ribbon is attached to an outer surface thereof for carrying a therapeutic agent. In another embodiment, the body is formed of interwoven elements defining a mesh-like structure, and the elements may comprise dissimilar materials, such as, e.g., copper and silver. In a further embodiment the body is formed of layers of different materials such as, e.g., copper, silver, and/or steel, laminated together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Arthur Krause, Walter Lim
  • Publication number: 20060049215
    Abstract: A gas storage and delivery system for restoring pressure as it is depleted from a pressurized container, includes a container holding a product under pressure to be dispensed from the container, a quantity of gaseous material under pressure, occupying a space in the container and applying to the product a predetermined pressure of from about 30 to about 180 psig, and a quantity of gas-adsorbing material, storing under pressure a quantity of the gaseous material and releasing it into the container in response to a decrease in pressure in the container, thereby restoring and maintaining a predetermined pressure in the container as product is depleted from the container, wherein the gas-adsorbing material is wetted with a release-promoting agent to promote release of the sorbed gas from the gas-adsorbent material. A process of filling the container is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventors: Walter Lim, Arthur Krause
  • Publication number: 20050274737
    Abstract: A gas adsorption material containing a desired quantity of gas is placed in a pressurized container along with a product to be dispensed, and as pressure in the container is depleted during use, stored gas is released into the container to maintain pressure in the container within a predetermined range. The material may be in contact with the product, or it may be isolated from the product, and is known as a pressure swing adsorption (PSA) system, wherein adsorption of gas into the material occurs at a high pressure, and desorption of gas from the material occurs at a low pressure. Such devices are capable of storing under pressure a volume of gas 18 to 20 times the volume of the material. A preferred adsorbent gas storage material is granular activated carbon, or a carbon fiber composite molecular sieve (CFCMS).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2004
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventors: Arthur Krause, Walter Lim
  • Publication number: 20050103949
    Abstract: An intravenous line holder for holding, separating and organizing a plurality of intravenous lines is made from a thin, flat piece of material having a planar central portion and opposite marginal edge portions. At least one of the marginal edge portions has a plurality of openings formed through it for receiving lengths of IV line, and slits extend through the edge of the holder to the openings for enabling the IV lines to be inserted through the slits and into the openings. In a preferred embodiment, the holder is made from paperboard and has aligned openings formed through two opposed marginal edge portions. The marginal edge portions are joined to the central portion about respective fold lines, so that they may be folded downwardly to form two opposed wings. Suitable indicia may be placed on the central portion to identify the use or purpose of the respective IV lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Kellie Ross, Arthur Krause
  • Publication number: 20050048428
    Abstract: A device for extinguishing a candle flame, in which a small quantity of water is discharged under pressure as an aerosolized, conically shaped, filled spray of small water droplets directed against the flame to extinguish it and prevent burning and smoking of the wick of the candle. The quantity of water discharged in each dispensing cycle is only up to about 1 ml, and preferably no more than about 0.50 ml in finger pumps, with 0.080 ml being the preferred quantity. The water droplets have a size ranging from about one micron to about one thousand microns, distributed over a steep bell curve, and in a preferred embodiment average only about sixty-five to seventy microns. The device can be a finger pump, or a trigger-actuated dispenser, or a pressurized aerosol dispenser, in which the water is discharged through an orifice having a diameter of only 0.10 to 0.25 inch. Carbon dioxide can be used as a propellant gas, and can be discharged with the water to facilitate extinguishment of the flame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: Walter Lim, Arthur Krause
  • Patent number: 6708844
    Abstract: A gas storage and delivery system for replacing gas lost from a pressurized container or a carbonated beverage, or for introducing a gas such as oxygen into a beverage such as bottled water or a sports drink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Inventors: Walter K. Lim, Arthur A. Krause
  • Patent number: 6632471
    Abstract: A process of treating natural rubber latex articles, such as gloves and condoms, to alter the characteristics of the article so as to improve its barrier properties and resistance to passage of harmful agents therethrough, and the article produced by the process. The article is manufactured in accordance with conventional methods and then treated with a reactive gas, in particular a halogen gas such as fluorine gas, or a mixture of gasses. The treatment is conducted in a sealed chamber in accordance with the protocol of the “Level 1” fluorination treatment performed by Fluoro-Seal, Inc., of Ontario, Calif.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Inventors: Arthur A. Krause, George H. Carroll
  • Publication number: 20030124366
    Abstract: A process for treating raw liquid latex to destroy antigenic protein in the latex without causing undesirable alterations of physical characteristics of the liquid latex, whereby articles made from the treated liquid latex do not produce an adverse reaction in persons sensitive to the antigenic protein. A preferred process according to the invention utilizes pasteurization equipment and procedures, wherein cold raw liquid latex is supplied to a pasteurization apparatus to heat the raw liquid latex to a pasteurization temperature of from about 140° F. to about 210° F., hold the heated latex at the pasteurization temperature for a predetermined period of time sufficient to destroy antigenic protein in the latex, and then cool the pasteurized liquid latex for subsequent handling. In one embodiment of the invention, the process uses a batch pasteurizer, and in the preferred embodiment uses a continuous plate pasteurizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventors: George H. Carroll, Arthur A. Krause