Patents by Inventor James D. Anderson

James D. Anderson 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: 5334065
    Abstract: The housing 156 has an elongated chamber 158 therein, which extends along a generally horizontal axis and has a port 160 at one end thereof, and another port 188 in the top thereof. A pin 140' is mounted in the chamber at the port 160 to be advanced and released relatively outwardly and inwardly of the housing along the axis when clamping and releasing the shoe. A coiled spring 168 is mounted in the chamber rearwardly of the pin, with a driver 170 interposed therebetween; and a lever 208 is pivotally mounted in the top port 188 of the housing on the chamber adjacent end portion of the pin, for rotation about a fulcrum 216 on the pin transverse the axis. Cam surfaces 178, 170 on the lower end portion 214 of the lever and the driver are cooperatively engaged with one another about the fulcrum to alternately compress and relax the spring, and advance and release the pin relatively outwardly and inwardly of the housing respectively, when the lever is rotated in the opposing angular directions about the fulcrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Inventors: Dean P. Uren, James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5320564
    Abstract: A system for connecting electrical connectors to a mounting track. The track can have signal connectors snap-lock connected to it. The track can also have grounding connectors connected to it. The track has a snap-lock ledge, a cam surface located proximate the ledge, and a toe ledge. The signal connector has a toe located on one side of the connector adapted to be positioned under the toe ledge, a spring ledge adapted to cooperate with the cam surface to bias the connector towards the toe ledge, and a snap-lock latch adapted to keep the signal connector retained with the track. The connector can include a key to prevent connection of the signal connector to the track unless the signal connector is located at a predetermined position relative to the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventor: James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5317669
    Abstract: The present invention is a two unit electronic control system to reduce power demands imposed upon direct current power sources. The present invention comprises a contact/resistor network, a trigger generator, a pulse generator, a waveform stabilization circuit, a driver circuit, a voltage regulation circuit, a noise suppression circuit, a transient suppression circuit, a field effect transistor network and primary and secondary on/off control circuits. The input can be resistance, voltage, current or capacitance which is varied in response to an external stimulus. The chosen input is conditioned and applied to vary the duty cycle of a repeating pulse signal. That pulse signal is conditioned and applied to a switching device which controls the current from the DC power source to the load. The number of switching devices comprising the network will vary from one to many dependent upon the current carrying demand of the load and the current handling capability of the switching device utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: John Svoboda
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, John V. Searcy, II
  • Patent number: 5310364
    Abstract: A grounding block electrical connector is provided with a housing, electrical contact terminals, a housing insert, retainer clips, and a top cap. The housing is a one-piece metal member with a receiving cavity, top rivet posts, bottom rivet posts, and drainage holes. The contact terminals have contacts located in the receiving cavity and an integral busing strip. The busing strip is electrically and mechanically connected to the housing by the bottom rivet posts. The housing insert is located in the receiving cavity and has holes with the contacts located in the holes. The top cap is fixedly connected to the top of the housing over the receiving cavity by the top rivet posts. The housing insert has posts extending from its top surfaces that are located in post apertures of the top cap to thereby hold the insert at a stationary position in the receiving cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick D. Hooper, James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5247904
    Abstract: A hummingbird feeder includes a feeder base receiving a hummingbird feed solution therewithin, wherein the base has mounted thereto in a coaxially aligned relationship a support cylinder. The support cylinder includes a divider wall directed orthogonally relative to the axis of the support cylinder, with the divider wall accommodating fluid therewithin. The feeder base having a mounting post and a support post directed through the support cylinder, and the divider wall received within the support post, whereupon suspension of the hummingbird feeder by the support post prevents crawling insects from access to the base due to the support post being positioned within a surrounding body of fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Inventor: James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5236224
    Abstract: The invention is a removable wheel cover for an in-line-type skate. The cover includes a front boot designed to inwardly receive the skate's front wheel. The cover also includes a rear boot designed to inwardly receive the skate's rear wheel. A pair of flexible, resilient straps connect together the two boots of the cover. When not in use, the cover can be folded into a small volume and easily stored within a user's pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, James E. Anderson, John S. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5192233
    Abstract: A grounding block electrical connector for use in electrically grounding a plurality of electrical wires. The block has a housing, electrical contacts, a busing plate, and a strain relief grommet. The housing has a contact receiving area for receiving the electrical contacts and a grommet receiving area. The electrial contacts are welded to the busing plate which is riveted to the housing such that the contacts are electrically connected to the housing. In addition, a protrusion of the busing plate from the housing provides a direct electrical contact to a member on which the connector is intended to be mounted. The grommet is fixedly connected to the housing at the grommet receiving area by a bonding adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventors: Nino R. Suffredini, James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5181332
    Abstract: In the illustrated embodiments, the boot (22) has a sole plate (24) and a monolithic (54) shell of substantially rigid plastic material upstanding thereon. The shell forms an open top shoe structure (26) in which the user can insert the base of his foot, while he at the same time engages the metatarsal portion of his foot in a "holster" formed under an arched cowl (32) at the forward end of the shell. Meanwhile, at the back of the shell, there is a rear wall (36) that upstands to a level above the ankle joint of the user's foot, to form a strongback for the achilles tendon of his foot. The strongback (36) is accompanied by a part annular cuff (38) which is adapted to be removably secured about the user's lower leg above the ankle joint therein, and is supported on the shell at the top opening (28) thereof, so as to have no more than a limited capability to flex in relation to the shell laterally thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Inventors: Dean P. Uren, James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4852248
    Abstract: Apparatus for installing connectors onto flat conductor cables. An improved installation station including the apparatus includes magazines for supporting a plurality of connector portions and a transport station to sequentially move them includes magazines for supporting a plurality of connector portions and an transport station to sequentially move the connectors from the magazines to the installation station. The installation station includes surfaces for retaining cables in a horizontal plane and a press having an avil and ram for coupling connector portions to the cable and to each other. The surfaces are spring biased and include abuttment surfaces for proper positioning of the cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventor: James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4780150
    Abstract: Corrosion inhibiting compositions for addition to aqueous acid metal cleaning compositions for use in the cleaning of surfaces of metal parts which are contaminated with water insoluble, acid soluble deposits, wherein the corrosion inhibiting composition contains a partially hydrolyzed protein which is either a partially hydrolyzed gelatin, a partially hydrolyzed casein or a mixture thereof wherein the partially hydrolyzed protein has a total nitrogen content of from about 10 to about 20% by weight and a free amino group nitrogen content of from about 4 to about 30% based on the total nitrogen content. The invention also relates to aqueous acid solutions containing the corrosion inhibitor of the invention and to processes for treating contaminated metal parts with such acid compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Assignee: Amchem Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, Sandra K. Seigle
  • Patent number: 4761879
    Abstract: Apparatus for installing connectors onto flat conductor cables. An improved installation station including the apparatus includes magazines for supporting a plurality of connector portions and a transport station to sequentially move the includes magazines for supporting a plurality of connector portions and a transport station to sequentially move the connectors from the magazines to the installation station. The installation station includes a surface for retaining cables in a horizontal plane and a press having an avil and ram for coupling connector portions to the cable and to each other. The installation station also includes means to retain connector portions on the ram during the coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1988
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventor: James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4675995
    Abstract: Apparatus for installing connectors to flat conductor cables comprising an installation station having a platen means for supporting cables in a generally horizontal plane and also having press means for coupling connectors to the cables supported thereat. The apparatus also includes magazines for supporting a plurality of connector portions in a generally vertical orientation and a transport station to sequentially move connector portions from the magazines to the installation station while reorienting them from a vertical orientation to a horizontal orientation. Also disclosed is the method for carrying out the installation with the above described apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventor: James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4641428
    Abstract: An automatic process and apparatus for producing terminated coaxial cable jumpers. A control system utilizing a microprocessor accepts push button entry of variables such as job identification number, quantity to be produced, jumper length, and jumper configuration. In addition to the control system, the apparatus includes a feed-measure-cut system for introducing raw lengths of jumpers into the process and a conveyor system for transporting the jumpers, in stepped sequence, to a series of work stations which operate on at least one end of each jumper and finally result in completed jumpers. Tests are performed at some of the work stations and those jumpers which fail any of the tests are removed from the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventor: James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4624181
    Abstract: A method of forming identification markings on a thin walled can, includes the steps:(a) forming the can bottom wall to have outwardly concave shape,(b) providing a punch and forming discrete projections thereon to be separated from one another,(c) and displacing the punch relatively toward the can concave bottom wall to cause the projections to penetrate the wall to depths less than the wall thickness, thereby to form discrete and separate indentations in the can wall, the identations defining at least one recognizable alphanumeric character, and(d) relatively retracting the punch away from the can bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Inventor: James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4594776
    Abstract: Apparatus for installing connectors onto flat conductor cables. An improved installation station including the apparatus includes magazines for supporting a plurality of connector portions and a transport station to sequentially move the connectors from the magazines to the installation station. The installation station includes a surface for retaining cables in a horizontal plane and a press having an avil and ram for coupling connector portions to the cable and to each other. The installation station also includes means to retain connector portions on the ram during the coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventor: James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4571823
    Abstract: Apparatus for installing connectors onto flat conductor cables including an improved transport station for transporting connectors from a magazine to an installing station supporting a flat conductor cable. The transport means includes rotatable reorientation means to reorient connector portions at the magazines from vertical orientation to horizontal orientations at an intermediate location. The transport station also includes apparatus to retain connector portions on the reorientation means during transportation and also includes pushers to move the connector portions from the intermediate locations to the installation stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventor: James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4542583
    Abstract: A crimping tool of the type employed in crimping or compressing an article such as an electrical connector which has a substantially fixed jaw which has a surface against which an article is compressed, a ram having a surface for supporting a die and an article, the ram being mounted for movement toward and away from the jaw, and a die holder which is pivotally mounted to the ram to keep the compressing surface of the jaw and the supporting surface of the ram parallel throughout the movement of the ram in the event that the jaw deflects slightly during operation of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, Patrick Crossin
  • Patent number: 4541945
    Abstract: Acid cleaning compositions containing an inhibitor for cleaning metal surfaces, processes for cleaning metal surfaces therewith, and concentrates useful in forming the acid cleaning compositions. The present acid cleaning compositions contain an acid, a Mannich base, a thiourea, an alkyl trimethyl ammonium halide and/or an alkyl (C.sub.8 -C.sub.9) phenoxypolyethoxy ethanol, and a nonionic surfactant which is a condensate of poly(oxyethylene) and poly(oxypropylene) groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1985
    Assignee: Amchem Products
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, Sandra K. Seigle
  • Patent number: 4472094
    Abstract: A high speed turning tool comprises:(a) a generally cylindrical body having an axially extending bore,(b) multiple cutters at one end of the body and spaced about said axis,(c) each cutter having a front face and a cutting edge which extend in a generally radial axial plane, the cutter edges equally spaced about said axis,(d) each cutter having a back flank which extends at a relatively shallow angle from said edges and into proximity with the front face of the preceeding cutter and therewith define a first chip curl space,(e) there being additional and substantial chip curl space formed by the extension of said back flank into proximity to a body front face extending outwardly relative to said first curl space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1984
    Inventor: James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4272879
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods and apparatus for making electrical connectors and, in one embodiment suitable for use with a multiplicity of parallel planar arrayed, spaced-apart insulated conductors, comprises means for and the steps of retainably positioning the conductor array above the crimp retainer portions of interconnected connector members, inserting the conductors into the connectors, positionally affixing the conductors to the connectors as by crimp means encircling the cable insulation and crimp means enveloping the exposed cable conductors, shearing the strips which interconnect the connector members to each other, and inserting the cables and their associated connectors into an associated connector block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1981
    Inventors: Jon Wigby, Ralph L. Piatt, James D. Anderson