Patents by Inventor George H. Carroll

George H. Carroll 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: 6632471
    Abstract: A process of treating natural rubber latex articles, such as gloves and condoms, to alter the characteristics of the article so as to improve its barrier properties and resistance to passage of harmful agents therethrough, and the article produced by the process. The article is manufactured in accordance with conventional methods and then treated with a reactive gas, in particular a halogen gas such as fluorine gas, or a mixture of gasses. The treatment is conducted in a sealed chamber in accordance with the protocol of the “Level 1” fluorination treatment performed by Fluoro-Seal, Inc., of Ontario, Calif.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Inventors: Arthur A. Krause, George H. Carroll
  • Publication number: 20030124366
    Abstract: A process for treating raw liquid latex to destroy antigenic protein in the latex without causing undesirable alterations of physical characteristics of the liquid latex, whereby articles made from the treated liquid latex do not produce an adverse reaction in persons sensitive to the antigenic protein. A preferred process according to the invention utilizes pasteurization equipment and procedures, wherein cold raw liquid latex is supplied to a pasteurization apparatus to heat the raw liquid latex to a pasteurization temperature of from about 140° F. to about 210° F., hold the heated latex at the pasteurization temperature for a predetermined period of time sufficient to destroy antigenic protein in the latex, and then cool the pasteurized liquid latex for subsequent handling. In one embodiment of the invention, the process uses a batch pasteurizer, and in the preferred embodiment uses a continuous plate pasteurizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventors: George H. Carroll, Arthur A. Krause
  • Publication number: 20030068435
    Abstract: A process of treating natural rubber latex articles, such as gloves and condoms, to alter the characteristics of the article so as to improve its barrier properties and resistance to passage of harmful agents therethrough, and the article produced by the process. The article is manufactured in accordance with conventional methods and then treated with a reactive gas, in particular a halogen gas such as fluorine gas, or a mixture of gasses. The treatment is conducted in a sealed chamber in accordance with the protocol of the “Level 1” fluorination treatment performed by Fluoro-Seal, Inc., of Ontario, Calif.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventors: Arthur A. Krause, George H. Carroll
  • Patent number: 6470891
    Abstract: A tattoo that is invisible to the naked eye until the tattoo is exposed to ultraviolet radiation, whereupon the tattoo becomes visible to the naked eye, and which reverts to invisible upon removal from exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The tattoo is formed by embedding in the skin a mixture including a non-pigmented carrier and one or more photochromic compounds that undergo a photochemical transformation from colorless to colored upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation, and which revert to colorless upon removal from exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: George H. Carroll
  • Publication number: 20020074003
    Abstract: A tattoo that is invisible to the naked eye until the tattoo is exposed to ultraviolet radiation, whereupon the tattoo becomes visible to the naked eye, and which reverts to invisible upon removal from exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The tattoo is formed by embedding in the skin a mixture including a non-pigmented carrier and one or more photochromic compounds that undergo a photochemical transformation from colorless to colored upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation, and which revert to colorless upon removal from exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 1999
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventor: GEORGE H. CARROLL
  • Publication number: 20020061414
    Abstract: A process of treating natural rubber latex articles, and the article produced by the process, such as medical gloves, to render them safe for contact with persons sensitive to antigenic latex protein normally present in the articles. The article is manufactured in accordance with conventional methods and then exposed to an oxidizing agent, such as a halogen gas, and specifically fluorine, to eliminate or reduce to negligible levels the antigenic latex protein in the article. In a preferred embodiment, a quantity of the articles are placed in a fluorination chamber where they are contacted with a gaseous mixture containing a small proportion of fluorine gas.. The mixture introduced into the chamber is at ambient temperature and pressure, i.e., approximately 72° F. and 14.7 psi, and the contact time between the article and the gaseous mixture is very short, on the order of only about three minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Inventors: Arthur A. Krause, George H. Carroll
  • Patent number: 6361763
    Abstract: A photochromic tanning and sunscreen lotion having photochromic compounds that change color upon exposure to sunlight or other sources of ultraviolet radiation (UV) to create the appearance of a tanned skin, and which also form a shield against UV radiation to thereby provide an effective sunscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Inventor: George H. Carroll
  • Publication number: 20010005533
    Abstract: A process of treating natural rubber latex articles, such as gloves and condoms, to alter the characteristics of the article so as to improve its barrier properties and resistance to passage of harmful agents therethrough, and the article produced by the process. The article is manufactured in accordance with conventional methods and then treated with a reactive gas, in particular a halogen gas such as fluorine gas, or a mixture of gasses. The treatment is conducted in a sealed chamber in accordance with the protocol of the “Level 1” fluorination treatment performed by Fluoro-Seal, Inc., of Ontario, Calif.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Publication date: June 28, 2001
    Inventors: Arthur A. Krause, George H. Carroll
  • Patent number: 5934290
    Abstract: Systems of the invention for forming artificial fingernails include methods, apparatus and kits. A form implement is fashioned into a complementary shape of a fingernail. Acrylic material in a gelatinous state, applied to a base comprised of a natural fingernail and optionally an artificial fingernail tip, is molded by further application of a form. A form of the invention tends to shape the acrylic material in a preferred manner before it hardens in the polymerization process. The form, left in intimate contact with the hardening acrylic material, imparts its shape and texture to the material. A form, thereafter having been removed from a newly created artificial fingernail, creates a superior looking nail having a smooth transparent look which is more natural and desirable. In addition, forms of the invention result in better shaped nails having less defects than nails formed via commonly known techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Inventors: George H. Carroll, Arthur A. Krause
  • Patent number: 5908035
    Abstract: Artificial fingernails and fingernail kits which are comprised of a plurality of pieces laminated together form a composite nail having a preferred look. A preferred look called "French Manicure" is obtained where the color scheme very accurately resembles the colors of a natural nail. Fingernails of the invention have a pink color visible through a white translucent material. The arrangement of the pieces which form the composite nail may include a structure where a first thin piece made of translucent material is attached to a second thin piece made of colored material. The composite nail may be attached in a conventional way to a natural nail or alternatively, the nail may be built-up, step-by-step onto a natural nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Inventors: George H. Carroll, Arthur A. Krause
  • Patent number: 5871128
    Abstract: A container for holding and dispensing glue includes a bottle having an open end and a nozzle secured in the open end for closing the open end but enabling glue to be dispensed through the nozzle. An overcap is engageable on the bottle in enclosing relationship to the nozzle to close and seal the nozzle when not in use. Interengaged detents are on the bottle and the nozzle to prevent relative axial and rotational movement therebetween to prevent inadvertent dislodgement of the nozzle from the bottle, and seal rings are engaged between the nozzle and the bottle to prevent leakage of glue between the nozzle and bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Inventor: George H. Carroll
  • Patent number: 5823203
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing artificial fingernails and/or fingernail polish includes a receptacle holding a quantity of solvent for dissolving artificial fingernails and/or fingernail polish. The receptacle has an open top through which all the fingers of a user's hand can be inserted simultaneously to immerse the user's fingertips in the solvent. An annular brush is secured inside the receptacle in position to engage the fingernails of fingers inserted through the open top, for scuffing the fingernails to facilitate dissolving and removing fingernail polish and/or artificial fingernails from the fingers of the user. A rotatable finger support and locating device is positioned concentrically with the annular brush to assist in properly supporting and locating the fingers of the user relative to the brush, and a splash shield is positioned around the periphery of the open top to minimize splashing of solvent from the receptacle during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Inventors: George H. Carroll, Arthur A. Krause
  • Patent number: D444055
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Inventors: Len Indelicato, George H. Carroll
  • Patent number: D401141
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Inventors: George H. Carroll, Len Indelicato
  • Patent number: D416479
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Inventors: Len Indelicato, George H. Carroll
  • Patent number: D416792
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Inventors: Len Indelicato, George H. Carroll
  • Patent number: D419060
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Inventors: Len Indelicato, George H. Carroll
  • Patent number: D421716
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Inventors: Len Indelicato, George H. Carroll
  • Patent number: D422492
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Inventors: Len Indelicato, George H. Carroll
  • Patent number: D424424
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventors: Len Indelicato, George H. Carroll