Charles H. Anderson 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).
Abstract: An improvement to a pulse-echo ultrasonic-imaging system employing an acoustic focusing device occupying a fixed aperture to both illuminate internal structure of a visually opaque object with a scanning focused beam of ultrasonic energy and for returning a reflected signal portion of the scanning focused beam passed therethrough for detection. The improvement accomplishes real time scanning by scanning all of the image samples within a group of such samples in a time period not much longer, at most, than the round-trip travel time delay of the focused beam required to receive the reflected signal portion of only a single sample for detection. By way of example, this may be accomplished by a phased-array transducer arrangement.
Abstract: An evacuated envelope has spaced, substantially parallel flat front and back walls. Along the front wall is a phosphor screen and along the back wall are electron beam guides for guiding beams of electrons along paths substantially parallel to the front wall. The beam guide includes a pair of spaced, parallel plates between which the beams pass and a plurality of aligned openings in the plates with the openings being arranged in rows extending along the paths of the beams. A gun structure which includes at least one cathode is provided at one end of the beam guide plates. The gun structure is adapted to generate the electrons and direct the electrons as beams between the beam guide plates. The beam guide plates have tabs extending from the one end toward the cathode with the tabs being positioned at the ends of the rows of the openings in the plates. The tabs are adapted to generate electrostatic fields which guide the beams from the cathode between the plates along the rows of the openings.
Abstract: An evacuated envelope includes front and back walls and a plurality of spaced, parallel supports between, and perpendicular thereto which form a plurality of parallel channels. A gun structure at one end of the channels directs one or more electron beams along each of the channels. In each of the channels is at least one beam guide which confines the electrons of the beam but permits selective deflection of the electron beam out of the guide toward a phosphor screen on the inner surface of the front wall. The beam guide includes electrodes on the inner surface of the back wall and either a single grid plate or a pair of spaced, parallel grid plates spaced from and parallel to the back wall. The beam guide also includes means for laterally confining the electrons of the beam which may include spaced parallel wires between the back wall and the grid plates and extending along the channel or a special configuration of the electrodes on the back wall.
March 29, 1976
Date of Patent:
May 9, 1978
Wieslaw W. Siekanowicz, Charles H. Anderson, Thomas L. Credelle
Abstract: A tool for cleaning flues or chimneys which has surface-engaging scrapers, levers for displacing the scrapers into engagement with the surfaces to be cleaned, and a resilient connector between the levers and an actuator therefor. The tool may be so made as to interchangeably accommodate scrapers of different sizes and shapes, and the blades may be made adjustable so that the same set of scrapers can be used in cleaning chimneys or flue surfaces of different dimensions.
Abstract: A method of and apparatus for cutting and handling filaments which controls the vertical, lateral and axial movement of the filament during and after cutting to maintain filament in alignment while removing cut filament from the path of incoming filament. In accordance with the present invention filament is fed into an annular chamber formed by a rotary drum and an annular shroud in the direction of its longitudinal axis, and cut into lengths with a knife mounted on the forward end of the rotary drum as the knife is rotated through the incoming filament. During and after cutting, erratic vertical, axial and lateral movement of cut filament is confined by the walls of the chamber, by an adjustable stop within the chamber downstream of the knife positioned at the desired filament length, and by picking means mounted on the length of the drum within the chamber which closely follow the knife and contact the filament immediately after it has been cut.
March 25, 1975
Date of Patent:
October 19, 1976
Charles H. Anderson, Jr., Charles E. Drewes, Richard G. Hayes