Patents by Inventor Arthur L. Thomas

Arthur L. Thomas 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: 5978779
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and device for integrating and structuring the relationships of a financial services provider (FSP) with its clients and with third parties (counterparties) with which the FSP transacts business. Preferably, each entity with which the FSP transacts business, preferably also including entities internal to the FSP, is assigned a unique, non-intelligent identifier (CCID), and a relationship is established between each identifier and at least on other entity likewise identified. The system allows the FSP's users to seamlessly access information and transact business with all entities regardless of whether such entities are clients or third party providers (such as money managers). The system can be implemented on a network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
    Inventors: Derek N. Stein, Arthur L. Thomas, Mark Alexander
  • Patent number: 5802725
    Abstract: Portable metal drum openers allow the use of a cutting head with a relatively small diameter so that most metal drum covers can be removed without having to beat down or remove bungs in the cover. The cutting head is spring mounted so that the small diameter cutting head will not slip or stall when encountering a kink in the chime. The cutting head is tilted downward in the direction of cutting so that the cutting head would tend to move downward along the chime when making the cut, however, the cutting head is physically restrained from moving downward past a selected chime cutting height. The selected chime cutting height is preferably adjusted by adjusting the position of a shaft collar along threads on a cutting shaft that projects perpendicularly from the cutting head. It is preferred that the drum opener be driven either manually, or by an electric DC motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Hydro-Thermal Corporation
    Inventors: Brian N. Drifka, Bruce A. Cincotta, Arthur L. Thomas
  • Patent number: 4321575
    Abstract: A fuse recloser for placing a fuse in a vertically oriented fuse holder includes a channel-shaped fuse shoe pivotally mounted within a channel-shaped support. The side arms of the shoe and support flex and the shoe releasably grips a fuse. The exterior of the fuse shoe includes cam surfaces which engage with the outer ends of the support which serve to collapse the shoe onto the fuse while permitting a forced release of the fuse shoe from the support. A release lever is provided for initial separation of the fuse shoe and support, after which the shoe is readily removed from the fuse. A U-shaped handle extends from the support outwardly and then rearwardly in offset relation to the support. A flexible line is secured to the outer end of the offset handle member with a fuse in the shoe and the shoe within the support. The one end of the fuse is placed in lower pivotal mount on the fuse holder and depends downwardly therefrom with the offset handle member extending upwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1982
    Assignee: Milwaukee Safety Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernhard Koszewa, Arthur L. Thomas