Patents by Inventor Richard S. Carlisle

Richard S. Carlisle 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: 9988509
    Abstract: Cellulose cyanoacrylate is employed either to bond two surfaces or to duplicate the shape of a three-dimensional object. The method is carried out by applying a release material to the object to be duplicated, applying a sheet of cellulosic material formed of wood fibers onto the three dimensional object, then saturating the sheet of cellulosic material with a cyanoacrylate glue and permitting the saturated sheet to cure. The resulting product duplicates the shape of the object. Two surfaces may be bonded by placing a sheet of cellulosic material between the two surfaces and applying the cyanoacrylate glue to edges of the sheet until saturated and allowing it to cure. Paper toweling may favorably be employed as the cellulosic material. This material may also be employed in bone or tooth repair. A break or fracture in an article can be repaired by positioning a sheet of cellulosic material over the break, saturating it with cyanoacrylate glue, and holding the saturated sheet in place with a releasable film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle
  • Publication number: 20180051146
    Abstract: Cellulose cyanoacrylate is employed either to bond two surfaces or to duplicate the shape of a three-dimensional object. The method is carried out by applying a release material to the object to be duplicated, applying a sheet of cellulosic material formed of wood fibers onto the three dimensional object, then saturating the sheet of cellulosic material with a cyanoacrylate glue and permitting the saturated sheet to cure. The resulting product duplicates the shape of the object. Two surfaces may be bonded by placing a sheet of cellulosic material between the two surfaces and applying the cyanoacrylate glue to edges of the sheet until saturated and allowing it to cure. Paper toweling may favorably be employed as the cellulosic material. This material may also be employed in bone or tooth repair. A break or fracture in an article can be repaired by positioning a sheet of cellulosic material over the break, saturating it with cyanoacrylate glue, and holding the saturated sheet in place with a releasable film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle
  • Patent number: 6403903
    Abstract: A wall switch extension is provided for operation of a wall switch in which a single rigid extension is attached to either a conventional toggle or a rocker type wall switch for rotation thereto. The extension includes separate methods for engaging the lever of the toggle switch and the operating surface of the rocker. Upon rotation of the extension the switch can either be turned on or turned off. A decorative member is positioned over and pivotally attached to the extension and is fixedly attached to the switch housing. To further enhance the visual presentation of the wall switch extension, the extension is configured to form a visual continuation of the decorative member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Pro-Perfect, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Montano, Richard S. Carlisle
  • Patent number: 4685665
    Abstract: A dual-chamber hand exerciser is constructed of thermoplastic sheet material. Two chambers provide means for exercising both of the user's hands. The chambers are squeezed alternately, shifting fluid back and forth from one chamber to the other, through a narrow passageway. The passageway is offset from the center of the device, to allow regulation of resistance to the fluid flow. The resistance regulation is accomplished by deflecting the chambers out of alignment with the longitudinal axis of the device. The regulation can be performed gradually or abruptly, at the same time the device is being used in the exercising process.The method of manufacturing may include heat-stamping sheets of thermoplastic material, or, alternately, a tube of thermoplastic material, to avoid formation of heat seals along the sides of the chambers, and thus provide a smoother gripping surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1987
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle
  • Patent number: 4437264
    Abstract: The method of supplying nutrient liquid to a plant growing system comprising a series of many planters that are essentially alike and that are disposed at a common level, the system including a supply line extending from a supply point to the planters in succession, including the steps of first supplying a first nutrient liquid to the supply line at the supply point under pressure so that the planters receive nutrient liquid to progressively lower levels in relation to their distances from the supply point due to attenuation of pressure along the supply line, interrupting the supply of liquid for equalizing the levels of liquid in the planters, thereafter supplying a second nutrient liquid different from the first at the supply point so that the planters receive such second nutrient liquid to progressively lower levels in relation to their distances from the supply point, and interrupting the supply of the second liquid for equalizing the levels of liquid in the planters, thereby to develop a range of differe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle
  • Patent number: 4430069
    Abstract: Opposed strips of heat-sealable thermoplastic strips are advanced along a path past a pouch-forming and incomplete cut-out zone, a filling zone and a pouch-sealing and cut-off zone. Each incompletely cut-out pouch has a spout whose open end extends to opposed marginal bands of the strips. Nozzles are projected into the spouts at the filling zone. A tight fit of the nozzles in the spouts prevents escape of fluid around the nozzles during the filling operation. The marginal bands of the strips are gripped adjacent each spout to enable the nozzles to be pushed into the spouts. The filled pouches settle onto a conveyor while the marginal bands hold the open ends of the spouts at a higher level, preventing discharge of fluid from the spouts until the filled pouches are sealed. Sufficient height of the spout opening above the mean level of the filled body of each pouch tends to form a discharge-blocking pinch across the spout, and a still-higher level of the spout opening prevents the discharge of fluid by gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1984
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle
  • Patent number: 4329812
    Abstract: A hydroponic method and system for growing plants is disclosed wherein an inner container of a fibrous material contains particulate growing medium and a plant whose roots grow through the bottom and sidewall of the container and an outer supporting member of a root impervious material surrounding the inner container sidewall and having an upper portion thereof bearing inward against the upper portion of the inner container sidewall whereby the firm support of the inner container results from the combination of gripping at least a portion of the upper region of the container by the support member and the engagement of the laterally growing roots with the inner surface of the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1982
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle
  • Patent number: 4256024
    Abstract: Opposed strips of heat-sealable thermoplastic strips are advanced along a path past a pouch-forming and incomplete cut-out zone, a filling zone and a pouch-sealing and cut-off zone. Each incompletely cut-out pouch has a spout whose open end extends to opposed marginal bands of the strips. Nozzles are projected into the spouts at the filling zone. A tight fit of the nozzles in the spouts prevents escape of fluid around the nozzles during the filling operation. The marginal bands of the strips are gripped adjacent each spout to enable the nozzles to be pushed into the spouts. The filled pouches settle onto a conveyor while the marginal bands hold the open ends of the spouts at a higher level, preventing discharge of fluid from the spouts until the filled pouches are sealed. Sufficient height of the spout opening above the mean level of the filled body of each pouch tends to form a discharge-blocking pinch across the spout, and a still-higher level of the spout opening prevents the discharge of fluid by gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1981
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle
  • Patent number: 4179846
    Abstract: There are disclosed several features of a container of particulate plant-growing material, and a supporting member surrounding the container, to be used with or combined with a container of plant-sustaining liquid such as water or a hydroponic solution. In one form, the liquid container is incorporated in the supporting member itself. In another form of the disclosed horticultural device, the supporting member is open at its bottom and rests on a tray of liquid. In a distinctive form, the supporting member and the first container are removably received as a closure in the mouth of a second container of plant-sustaining liquid.Roots of a growing plant project through the bottom and sides of the first-mentioned container and downward through an air-space, then into the liquid, uniting the plant and the first container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle
  • Patent number: 4171755
    Abstract: The disclosed container for fluids has a pouring spout, the periphery of the container when empty and flat being defined essentially by straight side margins, and top and bottom margins that are curved inward and outward, respectively. A series of containers, formed of strip material, makes efficient use of the strip material by avoiding waste and by realizing a remarkably high ratio of container volume to area of wall material. The disclosed containers have a hang-up tab at the upper end of the container remote from the spout, the container being proportioned to avoid spilling of contents from the spout when the container is suspended by its hang-up tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1979
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle
  • Patent number: 4172152
    Abstract: A container structure for carbonated beverages is described formed of a multiple wall structure having an inner wall and an outer wall. The inner wall is formed of a material through which a gas such as carbon dioxide from the retained beverage can migrate and become trapped in a chamber between the inner and outer walls. The outer wall is formed of a material which is sufficiently impervious to carbon dioxide so that a gaseous thermally insulative chamber is maintained around the inner wall. The inner and outer walls may be formed of thin heat sealable sheet material to provide a flexible thermally insulated carbonated beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1979
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle
  • Patent number: 4128356
    Abstract: A coupling device is described and formed of a flexible tubular outer connecting element and a more rigid insert element sized to snugly fit into the bore of the connecting element. The elements are formed of vinyl material of different hardness so that their connection is accompanied with high frictional surface engagement. The resilience of the outer connecting element is selected sufficiently high to contract slightly and more tightly grip the insert in response to a separating force while facilitating connection with a slight expansion in response to a compressional connecting force applied to the elements. In one embodiment a ring fastener is formed for use as a key ring, or loose-leaf paper binder, apparel fastener and the like. Several embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1978
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle
  • Patent number: 4113169
    Abstract: Opposed strips of heat-sealable thermoplastic strips are advanced along a path past a pouch-forming and incomplete cut-out zone, a filling zone and a pouch-sealing and cut-off zone. Each incompletely cut-out pouch has a spout whose open end extends to opposed marginal bands of the strips. Nozzles are projected into the spouts at the filling zone. A tight fit of the nozzles in the spouts prevents escape of fluid around the nozzles during the filling operation. The marginal bands of the strips are gripped adjacent each spout to enable the nozzles to be pushed into the spouts. The filled pouches settle onto a conveyor while the marginal bands hold the open ends of the spouts at a higher level, preventing discharge of fluid from the spouts until the filled pouches are sealed. Sufficient height of the spout opening above the mean level of the filled body of each pouch tends to form a discharge-blocking pinch across the spout, and a still-higher level of the spout opening prevents the discharge of fluid by gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1978
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle
  • Patent number: 4103457
    Abstract: The disclosed method and apparatus include steps and means for providing a supply of aqueous nutrient liquid to the cut end of each of one or more cuttings such as cut flowers and small branches for sustaining life processes, and for coupling the cut interface of each such cutting to the liquid supply. The lateral surface of each cutting is usually covered at and adjacent the cut end. This covering inhibits contamination and deterioration of the nutrient liquid during protracted periods of growth. For many kinds of cuttings, the nutrient liquid is applied to the ends of the cuttings at a distinctly higher pressure than that which is present incidentally at the cut ends of flowers in a vase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle
  • Patent number: 4073021
    Abstract: A flotation-type, low-pressure-gas (or fluid) cushion for the prevention of pressure sores is provided, which has a plurality of longitudinal compartments, wherein outer compartments are of much greater size than the inner compartments, and communicate with the inner compartments by restrictive passageways. When a user sits upright on the cushion, a substantially lower pressure is exerted on the coccygeal and anal/genital regions, relative to other regions. The larger outer compartments extend past the hips and trochanters of the user, thus increasing the area of surface contact, relative to prior art cushions. A modification of the cushion includes a surrounding envelope which contains fluid, but at a lower pressure than the fluid or gas pressure of the inner cushion. The additional outer fluid system exerts a relatively low, equalizing pressure on all portions of the contacted anatomy of the user. The inner cushion continues to exert differential pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1978
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle
  • Patent number: 4055452
    Abstract: A stack of many films of thermoplastic material is divided into sets of films by interposed layers of seal-inhibiting material. A heated cutter as of copper is used having a heat-storage portion and a blade projecting from the heat-storage portion, both shaped according to the desired edge seal. The hot blade is pressed against the stack to penetrate successive films, top to bottom. Thereafter, the blade represents a hot wall opposite to the parted edges of the film in the stack, causing transfer of heat into the stack for causing a controlled width of opposed films to become fused together. The time is not critical where the heat used is that which is stored in the cutter. The lateral surface of the blade extends from an edge, either perpendicular to the top surface of the stack or sloping away from the outline of the cut stack.The edge seal is ideally about 20% thicker than the combined thickness of the films forming a finished article, but it can be much thicker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1977
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle
  • Patent number: 4053671
    Abstract: A stack of many films of thermoplastic material is divided into sets of films by interposed layers of seal-inhibiting material. A heated cutter as of copper is used having a heat-storage portion and a blade projecting from the heat-storage portion, both shaped according to the desired edge seal. The hot blade is pressed against the stack to penetrate successive films, top to bottom. Thereafter, the blade represents a hot wall opposite to the parted edges of the film in the stack, causing transfer of heat into the stack for causing a controlled width of opposed films to become fused together. The time is not critical where the heat used is that which is stored in the cutter. The lateral surface of the blade extends from an edge, either perpendicular to the top surface of the stack or sloping away from the outline of the cut stack.The edge seal is ideally about 20% thicker than the combined thickness of the films forming a finished article, but it can be much thicker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1977
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle
  • Patent number: 3975885
    Abstract: Opposed strips of heat-sealable thermoplastic strips are advanced along a path past a pouch-forming and incomplete cut-out zone, a filling zone and a pouch-sealing and cut-off zone. Each incompletely cut-out pouch has a spout whose open end extends to opposed marginal bands of the strips. Nozzles are projected into the spouts at the filling zone. A tight fit of the nozzles in the spouts prevents escape of fluid around the nozzles during the filling operation. The marginal bands of the strips are gripped adjacent each spout to enable the nozzles to be pushed into the spouts. The filled pouches settle onto a conveyor while the marginal bands hold the open ends of the spouts at a higher level, preventing discharge of fluid from the spouts until the filled pouches are sealed. Sufficient height of the spout opening above the mean level of the filled body of each pouch tends to form a discharge-blocking pinch across the spout, and a still-higher level of the spout opening prevents the discharge of fluid by gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1973
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1976
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle
  • Patent number: 3933563
    Abstract: A stack of many films of thermoplastic material is divided into sets of films by interposed layers of seal-inhibiting material. A heated cutter as of copper is used having a heat-storage portion and a blade projecting from the heat-storage portion, both shaped according to the desired edge seal. The hot blade is pressed against the stack to penetrate successive films, top to bottom. Thereafter, the blade represents a hot wall opposite to the parted edges of the film in the stack, causing transfer of heat into the stack for causing a controlled width of opposed films to become fused together. The time is not critical where the heat used is that which is stored in the cutter. The lateral surface of the blade extends from an edge, either perpendicular to the top surface of the stack or sloping away from the outline of the cut stack.The edge seal is ideally about 20% thicker than the combined thickness of the films forming a finished article, but it can be much thicker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1973
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1976
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle