Patents by Inventor Frank Lawson

Frank Lawson 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: 7611082
    Abstract: A method of producing powder with a high tannin content includes pulverizing a tannin-containing plant such as bark of radiata pine (Pinus radiata) and classifying the pulverized material into fine particles having a desired particle size, for example, fine particles having a particle diameter of 100 to 1,000 ?m or less. A powder with a high tannin content is produced by such a method. The thus obtained powder with a high tannin content exhibits excellent characteristics when used as an adhesive, a binder, etc. for wood materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Wood One, Monashi University
    Inventors: Yusho Nakamoto, Toshihiko Tsunoda, Keiko Ono, Hiroyuki Yano, Yoshikazu Yazaki, Huijian Jiang, Frank Lawson, Peter Heinz Theodore Uhlherr
  • Publication number: 20070125890
    Abstract: A method of producing powder with a high tannin content includes pulverizing a tannin-containing plant such as bark of radiata pine (Pinus radiata) and classifying the pulverized material into fine particles having a desired particle size, for example, fine particles having a particle diameter of 100 to 1,000 ?m or less. A powder with a high tannin content is produced by such a method. The thus obtained powder with a high tannin content exhibits excellent characteristics when used as an adhesive, a binder, etc. for wood materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Wood One (also t/a Wood One Co., Ltd.), Monashi University
    Inventors: Yusho Nakamoto, Toshihiko Tsunoda, Keiko Ono, Hiroyuki Yano, Yoshikazu Yazaki, Huijian Jiang, Frank Lawson, Peter Uhlherr
  • Publication number: 20060233435
    Abstract: Systems and methods of identifying and manipulating objects are disclosed. One system disclosed comprises a light source adapted to emit a collimated light beam onto a contoured surface, a sensor adapted to view a profile of the contoured surface illuminated by the collimated light beam, a processor in communication with the sensor, and a controller in communication with the processor. The controller may be adapted to generate a signal based on an attribute of a predefined profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Frank Lawson, Bruce Cullen, Larry Oberholtzer, Gregory Pickens, Robert Reifel
  • Publication number: 20040219234
    Abstract: Method for obtaining tannin by extracting plant resources with mangrove, acacia, pine, eucalyptus, oak, hemlock and the like with lower alcohol or lower alcohol/water, or extracting outer bark of radiata pine (Pinus radiata) with water, lower alcohol or lower alcohol/water, and an adhesive containing said extracted substance for adhering woody materials such as veneer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA WOOD ONE T/A WOOD ONE CO., LTD., MONASH UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yusho Nakamoto, Toshihiko Tsunoda, Keiko Ono, Naoko Kaeyama, Yoshikazu Yazaki, Huijian Jiang, Frank Lawson, Peter Heinz Theodore Uhlherr
  • Publication number: 20030230653
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing powder with a high tannin content, the method including pulverizing a tannin-containing plant such as bark of radiata pine (Pinus radiata) and classifying the pulverized material into fine particles having a desired particle size, for example, fine particles having a particle diameter of 100 to 1,000 &mgr;m or less, and powder with a high tannin content produced by such a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA WOOD ONE, MONASH UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yusho Nakamoto, Toshihiko Tsunoda, Keiko Ono, Hiroyuki Yano, Yoshikazu Yazaki, Huijian Jiang, Frank Lawson, Peter Heinz Theodore Uhlherr
  • Publication number: 20030054055
    Abstract: Method for obtaining tannin by extracting plant resources with mangrove, acacia, pine, eucalyptus, oak, hemlock and the like with lower alcohol or lower alcohol/water, or extracting outer bark of radiata pine (Pinus radiata) with water, lower alcohol or lower alcohol/water, and an adhesive containing said extracted substance for adhering woody materials such as veneer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Juken Sangyo
    Inventors: Yusho Nakamoto, Toshihiko Tsunoda, Keiko Ono, Naoko Kageyama, Yoshikazu Yazaki, Huijian Jiang, Frank Lawson, Peter Heinz Theodore Uhlherr
  • Patent number: 6203708
    Abstract: An ion exchange resin comprising an ion exchange material dispersed or distributed throughout a polyurethane matrix. The ion exchange material is typically a second polymer which has been chemically modified after dispersion or distribution throughout the polyurethane matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Monash University
    Inventors: Frank Lawson, William Harold Jay
  • Patent number: 4102951
    Abstract: A two-step process for the calcination of basic ferric sulphates in which the basic ferric sulphate is dehydrated by heating in a relatively low temperature range and the dehydrated product is then decomposed by heating in a relatively high temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Assignee: Monash University
    Inventor: Frank Lawson
  • Patent number: 4073481
    Abstract: Apparatus for the continuous sulphur drossing of lead to reduce its copper content including a plurality of reaction vessels arranged in series, each reaction vessel having a curved bottom and a stirrer for creating a vortex of the contents. Bullion and sulphur are fed into the series through a vortex at controlled rates and through the series at controlled temperatures and a controlled total reaction time, optimally between 8 and 15 minutes. The bullion, dross and unreacted sulphur, if any, are overflowed from vessel to vessel and into an unagitated vessel for separation of the dross and bullion. The bullion feed device splits the undrossed bullion into a metered stream and an unmetered stream, the unmetered stream being utilized to carry away the separated dross for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1978
    Assignees: The Broken Hill Associated Smelters Proprietary Limited, Monash University
    Inventors: Frank Lawson, Denby H. Ward, Robert G. Kelly
  • Patent number: 4050926
    Abstract: A continuous sulphur drossing process for the decoppering of lead comprising the steps of flowing lead bullion into the first of a series of at least two reaction vessels; continuously agitating the lead bullion in the first reaction vessel, adding sulphur to the lead bullion during the continuing agitation; continuously and concurrently transferring the lead bullion, dross arising from the copper reacted with the sulphur, and any unreacted sulphur from each reaction vessel to the next in the series without backmixing; agitating the contents of each reaction vessel; maintaining the total residence time of the materials in the reaction vessels below that in which a significatn amount of reversion to elemental copper would occur, thereby substantially preventing re-solution of copper in he bullion; continuously and concurrently transferring decoppered bullion and dross from the final reaction vessel in the series to an unagitated dross separation vessel; removing the dross from the surface of the decoppered bul
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1977
    Assignees: The Broken Hill Associated Smelters Proprietary Limited, Monash University
    Inventors: Frank Lawson, Glen Waverley, Denby Harcourt Ward, Robert George Kelly