Patents by Inventor Dominique G. Rateau

Dominique G. Rateau 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: 5979634
    Abstract: An apparatus for feeding, stacking, and/or upending products includes a pair of indexing star wheels. A conveyor advances a row of products toward an upstream star wheel. One or more products are metered into one of the notches in the upstream star wheel, and the upstream star wheel indexes to transfer the products to the downstream star wheel. The upstream star wheel can stack products by indexing twice before the downstream star wheel indexes. The downstream star wheel indexes to upend the products, and the upended products are moved away from the downstream star wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Paper Converting Machine Company
    Inventors: John C. Odegard, Dominique G. Rateau, Richard D. Sorenson, Mark R. Van Rens
  • Patent number: 4581794
    Abstract: A machine for forming a seam in a length of woven fabric to join together opposite ends of the gavric to thereby form an endless woven fabric belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Asten Group Inc.
    Inventors: Malcolm Oldroyd, Dominique G. Rateau, Merlin A. Luebke, Larry D. Anderson