Patents by Inventor Donald G. Moore

Donald G. Moore 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: 7284342
    Abstract: A removable insole for insertion into footwear, includes a forefoot portion, a heel portion, and an arch portion connecting together the forefoot and heel portions. At least one of the forefoot portion, heel portion and arch portion is formed by a lower layer of a resilient material which provides a cushioning function, and an upper layer positioned and secured on top of the lower layer and formed of a material having a Shore “000” hardness of less than about 45, and a tear strength greater than about 6.3 lb/in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Schering-Plough HealthCare Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T Avent, Philip C. Yang, Donald G. Moore, Harold A. Howlett, Laura Crane
  • Patent number: 4126776
    Abstract: A control circuit is provided for a microwave oven in which a crystal rectifier is responsive to variations in the level of the electromagnetic field within the oven cavity when items of different energy absorption or reflection characteristics are placed in the oven. The electric current developed by the crystal is employed to generate a ramp type electrical signal which is compared with a fixed reference voltage to control the termination of microwave power to the oven. Compensation for the nonlinear relationship between crystal current and the level of the electromagnetic field within the oven is provided. In addition, compensation for the initial temperature of the food item which is placed in the oven is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1978
    Assignee: Chemetron Corporation
    Inventor: Donald G. Moore
  • Patent number: 4126777
    Abstract: A control circuit is provided for a microwave oven in which a crystal rectifier is responsive to variations in the level of the electromagnetic field within the oven cavity when items of different energy absorption or reflection characteristics are placed in the oven. The electric current developed by the crystal is employed to generate a ramp type electrical signal which is compared with a fixed reference voltage to control the termination of microwave power to the oven. Compensation for the nonlinear relationship between crystal current and the level of the electromagnetic field within the oven is provided. In addition, compensation for the initial temperature of the food item which is placed in the oven is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1978
    Assignee: Chemetron Corporation
    Inventor: Donald G. Moore
  • Patent number: 4115680
    Abstract: A control circuit is provided for a microwave oven in which a crystal rectifier is responsive to variations in the level of the electromagnetic field within the oven cavity when items of different energy absorption or reflection characteristics are placed in the oven. The electric current developed by the crystal is employed to generate a ramp type electrical signal which is compared with a fixed reference voltage to control the termination of microwave power to the oven. Compensation for the nonlinear relationship between crystal current and the level of the electromagnetic field within the oven is provided. In addition, compensation for the initial temperature of the food item which is placed in the oven is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1978
    Assignee: Chemetron Corporation
    Inventor: Donald G. Moore
  • Patent number: 4115679
    Abstract: An electromagnetic oven is provided with a control system comprising a ferrite sensor located within the oven, a magnetic property detector coupled to the sensor, and control means responsive to signals from the detector. The sensor is positioned on a tray together with the items to be heated and this assembly is preferably cooled to a uniform low temperature before the tray is placed in the oven. The sensor is thus subjected to the same thermal environment as the items on the tray so that when the tray is placed in the oven the time required for the sensor to reach its Curie point and shut off the oven is dependent upon the thermal "history" of the items on the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1974
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1978
    Assignee: Chemetron Corporation
    Inventor: Donald G. Moore
  • Patent number: 4065654
    Abstract: An adjusting and tuning arrangement is provided in a microwave oven to adjust the energy distribution to various areas of the oven cavity such as defined areas or the area of a sensor assembly on a tray inserted in the oven and also to balance the distribution of energy between the load articles on the tray and the sensor assembly or between various load articles. Two electrically conductive planar elements are positioned inside and project into the cavity to accomplish the tuning. The planar elements are arranged one above the other at predetermined angular orientations and are also each independently rotatable about one edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1977
    Assignee: Chemetron Corporation
    Inventor: Donald G. Moore
  • Patent number: 4041266
    Abstract: A tray for use in an electromagnetic oven supplying differing quantities of electromagnetic energy to a variety of load items which are located within the oven cavity. A food or material bearing tray inserted into the oven positions a conductive energy shield to interfit with elements on the tray to isolate selected items from the electromagnetic energy. The conductive shield cooperates with a shaped interior wall of the oven to provide a desired non-uniform distribution of electromagnetic energy over those regions of the tray which are not shielded. An improved sensor assembly located on the tray controls an assembly in the oven to inhibit and terminate the heat cycle as desired. The tray further includes conductive base strips with upstanding flange members defining the shielded region with the base strips recessed into the surface of the tray to prevent energy from entering into this shielded area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1977
    Assignee: Chemetron Corporation
    Inventor: Donald G. Moore
  • Patent number: 4037479
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inspecting the location and orientation of a sensor assembly in a tray-sensor arrangement adapted to be placed in a microwave oven. The sensor assembly which includes a ferromagnetic element that absorbs energy when placed in the oven and changes its characteristics when a predetermined amount of energy has been absorbed, is tested in the completely assembled tray by accurately positioning the tray in predetermined relation to an oscillating circuit whose operating frequency is responsive to the presence of the ferromagnetic sensing element. The output frequency of the oscillating circuit indicates whether or not the sensor assembly has been properly assembled and positioned on the tray. The oscillator circuit includes a frequency determining element which produces a distinctly different frequency when the sensor is not properly positioned in the assembly or is omitted from the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1977
    Assignee: Chemetron Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Kuntz, Donald G. Moore
  • Patent number: 3999027
    Abstract: A control circuit is provided for a microwave oven in which a crystal rectifier is responsive to variations in the level of the electromagnetic field within the oven cavity when items of different energy absorption or reflection characteristics are placed in the oven. The electric current developed by the crystal is employed to generate a ramp type electrical signal which is compared with a fixed reference voltage to control the termination of microwave power to the oven. Compensation for the nonlinear relationship between crystal current and the level of the electromagnetic field within the oven is provided. In addition, compensation for the initial temperature of the food item which is placed in the oven is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1976
    Assignee: Chemetron Corporation
    Inventor: Donald G. Moore
  • Patent number: 3987267
    Abstract: A plurality of food items are assembled on a tray together with a ferromagnetic mass which is positioned at a predetermined location on the tray and is arranged to change from a ferromagnetic to a paramagnetic state when a predetermined quantity of microwave energy has been received thereby. The food items are held in predetermined positions relative to themselves and the ferromagnetic mass by means of a templet which acts as a retaining means for the food items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1976
    Assignee: Chemetron Corporation
    Inventor: Donald G. Moore
  • Patent number: 3976961
    Abstract: An electromagnetic oven is provided with a control system comprising a ferrite sensor located within the oven, a magnetic property detector coupled to the sensor, and control means responsive to signals from the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1976
    Assignee: Chemetron Corporation
    Inventor: Donald G. Moore
  • Patent number: 3936626
    Abstract: A system for thermally reconstituting plural item meals in an oven with a cavity to which electromagnetic energy is supplied uses differently shielded or unshielded food containers to partially control the energy received by each food item from the cavity so as to place all of the items in a condition for consumption in the same controllable time interval. A template carried on a tray positions the food items relative to each other and to the cavity so as to further control the energy distribution to the food items. An electromagnetic energy sampling sensor carried on the tray automatically terminates the heating cycle. In one oven control, the sensor carried on the tray is a magnetic or ferrite mass which controls a magnetically responsive switch mounted in the oven to initiate the heating cycle and which is heated to its Curie point when the food items are properly heated to release the switch and terminate the heating cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1972
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1976
    Assignee: Chemetron Corporation
    Inventor: Donald G. Moore
  • Patent number: 3935415
    Abstract: An electromagnetic oven supplies differing quantities of electromagnetic heating energy to a variety of load items or the like all of which are located within the oven cavity. In one embodiment, a food bearing tray has a first region substantially shielded from the electromagnetic heating energy by means of a conductive shield which cooperates with a shaped interior wall of the oven to provide a desired nonuniform distribution of electromagnetic energy over those regions of the tray which are not shielded. A much higher energy concentration is developed, for example, at a region near a distended wall so that a food item located in that region is heated to a higher temperature than other food items upon the tray and in other regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1973
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1976
    Assignee: Chemetron Corporation
    Inventor: Donald G. Moore
  • Patent number: RE29837
    Abstract: An electromagnetic oven is provided with a control system comprising a sensor located within the oven, a detector coupled to the sensor, and control means responsive to signals from the detector. In one embodiment, the control means activate a counter which, upon a predetermined number of operations, signals a condition of the load within the oven and may modify subsequent energy inputs to the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1978
    Assignee: Chemetron Corporation
    Inventor: Donald G. Moore
  • Patent number: D396948
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Schering-Plough HealthCare Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald G. Moore, Julianne H. Hudgens