Patents by Inventor James R. Bannister, Jr.

James R. Bannister, Jr. 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: 5406448
    Abstract: A hanger for a power factor capacitor and method of attachment by brazing reduces metallurgical changes that can lead to cracks in the tank wall from welding. The hanger has a base plate with a circular opening and a raised shoulder that provides a single ring of contact between the tank wall and hanger. A ring of brazing alloy is placed within the opening on the tank wall. Through induction of electric current, the brazing alloy melts and flows resulting in a complete braze between the hanger and the tank wall which is accomplished at a much lower temperature than other welding techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Assignee: Cooper Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Anderson, David W. Morrison, James E. Hart, Richard A. Ashley, James R. Bannister, Jr., Claudus E. McNure, Jerry L. Crawford
  • Patent number: 4846163
    Abstract: A method of bonding capacitor bushings (48) to tinned metal tank top covers (44) and tin plated terminal caps (42). A thick film ink is applied in two coats, the first coat (60) being high in binder and low in silver content and the second coat (62) being high in silver and low in binder, and fired. After burnishing, the bushing is soldered to the metal parts in a conventional manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Bannister, Jr., Julian W. Hall, Jr., G. J. Rosenberger