Patents by Inventor James H. Edwards

James H. Edwards 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).

  • Publication number: 20240115449
    Abstract: An embodiment of a storage device for medical products includes a cabinet defining an enclosure having a plurality of compartments. In addition, the storage device includes a plurality of storage containers, each storage container configured to be inserted into a corresponding one of the plurality of compartments. Further, the storage device includes an actuation assembly including a plurality of arms that are configured to engage the plurality of storage containers so as to secure the plurality of storage containers in the plurality of compartments. Still further, the storage device includes a release mechanism that is configured to simultaneously actuate each of the plurality of arms to release the plurality of storage containers from the plurality of compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Thomas J. Larkner, David A. Ferrer, Jesse M. Smith, Dennis H. Smith, Adam A. Cloud, Mark D. Lockwood, Mark G. Loeffelholz, James R. Edwards
  • Patent number: 5674806
    Abstract: Aggregates formed from recycled paper can be used for weed control. Aggregates, which can be formed from recycled paper or gin trash, can be used poultry fitter to reduce frequency of cleaning, reduce odors and eliminate wet spots that lead to blistering of the feet and breast. Aggregate/poultry waste mixtures can be used for soil enhancement. Preferably, the aggregates for poultry litter are crumbled pellet or crumbled briquette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Inventors: James R. Adamoli, Jr., Mark A. Adamoli, James H. Edwards, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5482187
    Abstract: A dispenser for a viscous substance includes a disposable plastic container for the substance and a pump permanently unreleasably mounted to the top of the container for pumping the substance from the container. The pump includes a housing communicating with the interior of the container and a pumping assembly including a movable housing wall and a tubular member connected to the wall and being movable along a motion axis between extended and retracted positions relative to the housing. An actuator is provided for the pump which includes a support member removably mounted to the cartridge, a target member movably mounted to the support member and linkage for releasably linking the target member to the tubular member so that when the target member is moved in one direction, the pumping assembly is moved to its extended position in the housing and when the target member is moved in another direction, the pumping assembly is moved to its retracted position in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Assignee: Hygienix, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Poulsen, James H. Edwards, Peter A. Latham
  • Patent number: 5132481
    Abstract: The activation of catalysts which include carbonate compounds is brought about by exposing the catalyst to an atmosphere containing hydrogen. The invention is useful for activating Group IIA carbonates, such as strontium carbonate, for use in the oxidative coupling of methane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Assignees: The Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Khac T. Do, James H. Edwards, Ralph J. Tyler
  • Patent number: 5118898
    Abstract: A process for the production of ethylene from a methane rich gas stream and an ethane rich gas stream. The process comprises the steps of:(a) introducing the methane rich gas stream together with molecular oxygen into a lower zone of a fluidized-bed of particles which are catalytically active in promoting an exothermic oxidative coupling reaction to produce ethylene and other hydrocarbons,(b) mixing the ethane rich gas stream into the fluidized-bed above the level at which substantially all of the molecular oxygen has been consumed, and(c) subjecting the mixture resulting from step (b) to an endothermic pyrolysis reaction in an upper zone of the fluidized-bed to produce further ethylene and other olefinically unsaturated hydrocarbons.The process is characterized in that the pyrolysis step (c) is carried out substantially without the addition of heat to the reactor, other than the heat content of the methane rich and ethane rich gas streams and the heat generated by the exothermic oxidative coupling reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignees: The Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization
    Inventors: Ralph J. Tyler, James H. Edwards, Peter J. Jackson
  • Patent number: 5096582
    Abstract: A tangential flow filtration apparatus which utilizes a single manifold to introduce liquid to be filtered into the apparatus and to remove a filtrate stream and a retentate stream from the apparatus is provided. A plurality of filtration members are stacked in a vertical arrangement between the manifold and a plate. Holes and sealing means are provided within the filtration member to effect vertical flow of the filtrate, retentate and incoming liquid through the stack while preventing admixture of the filtrate with the retentate or the incoming liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Assignee: Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew A. Lombardi, James H. Edwards
  • Patent number: 5089451
    Abstract: Catalysts containing a carbonate or carbonates, particularly Group IA and IIA carbonates, may be hardened sufficiently to be useable in fluidized bed reactors. The catalysts are heated to at least C. in an atmosphere containing carbon dioxide under a partial pressure above the dissociation pressure of the carbonate form of the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignees: The Broken Hill Proprietary Company, Ltd., Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
    Inventors: James H. Edwards, Ashit M. Maitra, Ralph J. Tyler
  • Patent number: 4517085
    Abstract: An interconnector 22 for filtration modules 18 which have axially extending tubes 90. The interconnector 22 is a rigid tubular member having conical tapered portion 88 at opposite ends to join fluid tight connections with the filtration modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1985
    Assignee: Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Driscoll, James H. Edwards
  • Patent number: 4309270
    Abstract: A technique is described which enables agglomerating coals (caking coals) to be flash pyrolyzed in a fluidized-bed reactor without agglomerates forming in the fluidized-bed. The technique requires the inert particles of the fluidized-bed to be coarser and denser than the particulate coal being pyrolyzed. With this arrangement the momentum of the inert particles in the fluidized-bed is believed to destroy the agglomerates as they form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1982
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
    Inventors: Ralph J. Tyler, Ian W. Smith, James H. Edwards
  • Patent number: 4246339
    Abstract: A test device for assaying liquid samples for the presence of a predetermined reagent is described. The device comprises telescoping top and bottom members defining a liquid reservoir therebetween, resilient means for biasing the members in the open position, one or more test wells in the top member with bottom openings covered with microporous membranes, a co-reactant immobilized on the membrane surfaces, and sorbent means between the members spaced from the membrane(s) in the open position but in contact therewith in the closed position. Liquids are passed through the membrane(s) into the sorbent means by depressing the members to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1981
    Assignee: Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Francis X. Cole, James H. Edwards, Clifford L. Hendrick, Deborah M. VanVoorhis
  • Patent number: 4116646
    Abstract: The arrangement of the disclosure comprises a filter unit having an upper, inlet chamber and a lower, outlet chamber. A hydrophilic filter separates the upper chamber from the lower chamber and a lower placed hydrophobic filter or membrane separates the lower chamber and the upper chamber. A liquid reservoir is provided in the first chamber between the filter and membrane, and a gas reservoir is provided in the second chamber between the filter and membrane.A liquid admitted to the upper, inlet chamber with a forward differential pressure, that is with the pressure in the upper chamber larger than that in the lower chamber, will flow through the upper hydrophilic filter into the lower chamber. If any gas accumulates it cannot accumulate above the level of the lower hydrophobic membrane. Accordingly no gas flows out of the lower, outlet chamber in the forward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1978
    Assignee: Millipore Corporation
    Inventor: James H. Edwards
  • Patent number: 4101423
    Abstract: A tubular element for removing particulate matter and bacteria of dimensions in excess of a predetermined value from a fluid flowing from the interior to the exterior of the filtration element has a first inner layer of a highly porous material that has a low coefficient of sliding friction, and a second layer of a microporous filtration material having pores of substantially uniform size. The element may include an outer support layer of a porous material that is not subject to shedding. In a preferred form, the inner layer is formed from a high wet strength paper, the microporous filtration layer has sufficiently small pores to remove all bacteria from the fluid, and the outer layer may be a fine porous plastic sheet material or a high wet strength, high porosity paper that is impregnated with the polymeric material that forms the microporous filtration material. The fine pore structure of the outer layer supports the fragile filtration layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Assignee: Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne S. Merrill, James H. Edwards, Bernard R. Danti
  • Patent number: 4080294
    Abstract: A filtration system is provided that directs a fluid to be filtered through a disposable tubular filtration element, supports the filtration element, and accommodates for "wet growth" of the filtration element. The system operates with an inside-to-outside forced fluid flow through the filtration element and includes a generally cylindrical housing with a fluid inlet and outlet. A perforated outer support screen is mounted within the housing and surrounds the walls of the tubular filtration element with slight clearance. Under the influence of the fluid pressure and the wet growth, the walls of the filtration element bear against the screen. A sealing and support assembly having upstream and downstream fluid guides, each carrying, in a preferred form, a pair of resilient sealing members, is positioned inside the filtration element. A rigid inner member bridges the opposing faces of the resilient member pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1978
    Assignee: Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: James H. Edwards, Bernard R. Danti, Wayne S. Merrill
  • Patent number: 3992666
    Abstract: Frequency and other characteristics of energy contained in a region of the lectromagnetic or acoustic spectrum under examination is determined by subdividing the region, examining each subdivision for energy content, and then further subdividing and examining those subdivisions exceeding a threshold energy. This process is continued until the bandwidth of the last subdivision is equal to the desired frequency resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1976
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: James H. Edwards, Robert M. Mason