Patents by Inventor John A. Sagel

John A. Sagel 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: 20040201191
    Abstract: A walker apparatus having a frame configured to support a user above a floor thereunder and an upper body support pivotably coupled to the frame to move between a use position and a storage position is shown. The upper body support is adapted to support the forearms of a user and includes a first pair of grip handles. A second pair of grip handles is coupled to the frame spaced apart from the first pair of grip handles. The walker apparatus has a patient measurement device coupled to the frame to measure a vital sign of the user and indicate the measurement on a display. An IV support is coupled to the frame to support a medical device. A base module is configured to hold personal belongings or medical devices. The frame includes upright segments extending from the base module. A seat has a frame member and a seat member. The frame member has a back segment and a seat segment coupled to the back segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: William L. Jacques, Michael Cerimele, Ken Meyer, John Sagel, Kenneth L. Kramer, John P. Biondo, Gregory W. Branson, John W. Koenig
  • Patent number: 6743156
    Abstract: A walker apparatus having a frame configured to support a user above a floor thereunder and an upper body support pivotably coupled to the frame to move between a use position and a storage position is shown. The upper body support is adapted to support the forearms of a user and includes a first pair of grip handles. A second pair of grip handles is coupled to the frame spaced apart from the first pair of grip handles. The walker apparatus has a patient measurement device coupled to the frame to measure a vital sign of the user and indicate the measurement on a display. An IV support is coupled to the frame to support a medical device. A base module is configured to hold personal belongings or medical devices. The frame includes upright segments extending from the base module. A seat has a frame member and a seat member. The frame member has a back segment and a seat segment coupled to the back segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Jacques, II, Michael Cerimele, Ken Meyer, John Sagel, Kenneth L. Kramer, John P. Biondo, Gregory W. Branson, John W. Koenig
  • Patent number: 5108646
    Abstract: A process for making detergent builder agglomerates by mixing crystalline aluminosilicate or layered silicate detergent builder with selected binder in an energy-intensive mixer to form free flowing agglomerates. The binder is an anionic synthetic surfactant paste or a water-soluble polymer containing at least about 50% by weight of ethylene oxide, and optionally may contain minor amounts of ethoxylated nonionic surfactant. The agglomerates are also substantially free of amorphous alkali metal silicates if free water is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lisa A. Beerse, David R. Nassano, Eugene J. Pancheri, John A. Sagel
  • Patent number: 4927557
    Abstract: Flakes of a hydrophilic solid organic material, e.g., polyethylene glycol are formed from a melt of said solid organic material on a belt cooler. The process is improved by wetting the belt cooler with water and/or an organic, low molecular weight, hydrophilic liquid to maintain contact between flake and belt during rapid cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jack W. Revis, John A. Sagel, Daniel I. Ostendorf
  • Patent number: 4430271
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for neutralizing detergent acid mixes containing unreacted sulfating agent such as sulfuric acid with an alkaline component such as sodium hydroxide. The neutralization process is highly exothermic and contains as a by-product large amounts of sodium sulfate. Due to the exothermic nature of the reaction it is necessary to use heat exchangers to regulate the temperature of the reaction mass following the addition of the alkaline component. When the sodium sulfate is supersaturated in the reaction mass, it has been observed that sulfate salts buildup upon the surfaces of the heat exchanger and eventually the system must be shut down to remove the buildup. This invention is therefore directed to a continuous neutralization and heat exchange process wherein the downtime required for removal of the sulfate salts from the heat exchanger surfaces is effectively eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1984
    Inventors: Brandon H. Barton, John A. Sagel
  • Patent number: 4169064
    Abstract: Laundry detergent compositions comprising an organic surface-active agent and low concentrations of substantially water-insoluble starch, the starch being added to the compositions as an intimate comixture with polyethylene glycol having a molecular weight of from about 400 to about 50,000, are disclosed. These compositions impart anti-wrinkling and ease-of-ironing benefits to fabrics laundered with them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1979
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John A. Sagel, Edward J. Wandstrat
  • Patent number: 4153625
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for neutralizing detergent acid mixes containing unreacted sulfating agent such as sulfuric acid with an alkaline component such as sodium hydroxide. The neutralization process is highly exothermic and contains as a by-product large amounts of sodium sulfate. Due to the exothermic nature of the reaction it is necessary to use heat exchangers to regulate the temperature of the reaction mass following the addition of the alkaline component. When the sodium sulfate is supersaturated in the reaction mass, it has been observed that sulfate salts buildup upon the surfaces of the heat exchanger and eventually the system must be shut down to remove the buildup. This invention is therefore directed to a continuous neutralization and heat exchange process wherein the downtime required for removal of the sulfate salts from the heat exchanger surfaces is effectively eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1979
    Inventors: Brandon H. Barton, John A. Sagel
  • Patent number: 3971815
    Abstract: Low viscosity detergent acid mixes are prepared by reacting an ethoxylated alcohol, alkyl benzene, fatty alcohol, or other sulfatable detergent precursor with a sulfating agent in the presence of benzoic acid. Benzoic acid does not sulfonate under the conditions of the improved process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1976
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John A. Sagel, Clarence Edward Weber
  • Patent number: 3957671
    Abstract: Low viscosity detergent acid mixes are prepared by reacting an ethoxylated alcohol, alkyl benzene, fatty alcohol or other sulfatable detergent precursor with a sulfating agent in the presence of benzoic acid. Benzoic acid does not form a sulfonate in the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1974
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1976
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John A. Sagel, Clarence Edward Weber
  • Patent number: 3932316
    Abstract: A non-phosphate built granular detergent composition is prepared which exhibits a free-flowing character resulting from the addition to the composition of benzoate salts as an anti-caking aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1976
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John A. Sagel, Clarence Edward Weber