Patents by Inventor Gary A. Thill

Gary A. Thill 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: 4430079
    Abstract: A dispensing device including a hose assembly adapted to be coupled to a conventional syringe, which hose assembly includes a length of capillary tubing through which the fluid must pass as it is delivered; and means for applying a uniform force to the plunger to provide fluid flow through the capillary tube at a slow, steady rate over a long period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1984
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Gary A. Thill, Jerome E. Strand
  • Patent number: 4298000
    Abstract: A dispensing device comprises a metering assembly adapted to be coupled to a conventional syringe, which metering assembly includes a long length of capillary tubing through which the fluid must pass into a flexible hose which delivers the fluid and means for applying a uniform force to the plunger to provide fluid flow through the capillary tube at a slow, steady rate over a long period of time. The metering assembly includes parts moveable between a metering position at which fluid flowing through the metering assembly must pass through the capillary tubing, and a purging position at which fluid propelled by manual operation of the syringe can bypass the capillary tube and flow rapidly through the metering assembly to purge the hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1981
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Gary A. Thill, Jerome E. Strand
  • Patent number: 4294240
    Abstract: Perforated closed cell foam padding material useful with orthopedic devices, said material being capable of passing perspiration from human skin therethrough, being resiliently compressible, and being elastic in the longitudinal direction of the padding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1981
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Gary A. Thill
  • Patent number: 4202333
    Abstract: A dispensing device comprises a metering assembly adapted to be coupled to a conventional syringe, which metering assembly includes a long length of capillary tubing through which the fluid must pass into a flexible hose which delivers the fluid and means for applying a uniform force to the plunger to provide fluid flow through the capillary tube at a slow, steady rate over a long period of time. The metering assembly includes parts moveable between a metering position at which fluid flowing through the metering assembly must pass through the capillary tubing, and a purging position at which fluid propelled by manual operation of the syringe can bypass the capillary tube and flow rapidly through the metering assembly to purge the hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1980
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Gary A. Thill, Jerome E. Strand