Patents by Inventor Richard W. Anderson

Richard W. 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: 6841557
    Abstract: The treatment of addictive disorders, psychoactive substance use disorders, intoxication disorders, inhalation disorders, alcohol addiction, tobacco addiction, and nicotine addiction using a heterocyclic amine, a phenylazacycloalkane, a cabergoline, or an aromatic bicyclic amine active agent, or a pharmaceutically acceptable derivative or salt of any said active agent is described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Pharmacia & Upjohn
    Inventors: Richard W. Anderson, Sylvia S. McBrinn, David W. Robertson, Robert C. Marshall
  • Patent number: 6811161
    Abstract: A fire engine having an extension ladder mounted thereto, wherein said extension ladder may be rotated through a full 360 degrees while the ladder is fully extended—regardless of the vertical angle or position of the ladder with respect to the longitudinal axis of the fire engine. The ladder is mounted to the fire engine between a forward portion and a rearward portion. The fire engine employs at least two sets of vertically offset and laterally extendable stabilizers, that are adapted to communicate with the ground and stabilize the fire engine while the ladder is in use. The stabilizers are mounted substantially beneath the mounting point of the ladder and are designed to reside within the width of the fire engine body when retracted. Each set of stabilizers is arranged to diverge in the direction of extension in order to provide maximum stabilization to the fire engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Sutphen Corporation
    Inventor: Richard W. Anderson
  • Patent number: 6776935
    Abstract: A continuous process for imparting a striking glittering or sparkling appearance to a roll of initially non-glittering cube corner sheeting includes exposing the sheeting to a combination of heat and pressure. The process includes passing the sheeting through an extended heated zone and applying pressure to the sheeting after it has been heated. At least one belt is employed to support or carry the sheeting as the sheeting is passed through the heated zone and as the pressure is applied. In one embodiment the sheeting is sandwiched between a pair of endless belts that pass through the extended heated zone, the nip, and a cooling zone downweb of the nip. The process is particularly advantageous for converting rolls of non-glittering cube corner sheeting into rolls of glittering cube corner sheeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Richard W. Anderson, John L. Vandenberg
  • Publication number: 20030078273
    Abstract: The treatment of addictive disorders, psychoactive substance use disorders, intoxication disorders, inhalation disorders, alcohol addiction, tobacco addiction, and nicotine addiction using a heterocyclic amine, a phenylazacycloalkane, a cabergoline, or an aromatic bicyclic amine active agent, or a pharmaceutically acceptable derivative or salt of any said active agent is described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: Richard W. Anderson, Sylvia S. McBrinn, David W. Robertson, Robert C. Marshall
  • Publication number: 20020049206
    Abstract: The treatment of addictive disorders, psychoactive substance use disorders, intoxication disorders, inhalation disorders, alcohol addiction, tobacco addiction, and nicotine addiction using a heterocyclic amine, a phenylazacycloalkane, a cabergoline, or an aromatic bicyclic amine active agent, or a pharmaceutically acceptable derivative or salt of any said active agent is described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventors: Richard W. Anderson, Sylvia S. McBrinn, David W. Robertson, Robert C. Marshall
  • Publication number: 20010042931
    Abstract: A continuous process for imparting a striking glittering or sparkling appearance to a roll of initially non-glittering cube corner sheeting includes exposing the sheeting to a combination of heat and pressure. The process includes passing the sheeting through an extended heated zone and applying pressure to the sheeting after it has been heated. At least one belt is employed to support or carry the sheeting as the sheeting is passed through the heated zone and as the pressure is applied. In one embodiment the sheeting is sandwiched between a pair of endless belts that pass through the extended heated zone, the nip, and a cooling zone downweb of the nip. The process is particularly advantageous for converting rolls of non-glittering cube corner sheeting into rolls of glittering cube corner sheeting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Publication date: November 22, 2001
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Richard W. Anderson, John L. Vandenberg
  • Patent number: 5482017
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine employs fuel injectors positioned to inject fuel directly into combustion chambers of the engine, and an electronic engine controller (EEC) to control operation of the engine. The EEC implements a cold start routine which controls the amount of fuel injected, the time at which the fuel is injected and spark timing to achieve a rapid increase in temperature of the engine and the exhaust system components, thereby decreasing tailpipe hydrocarbon emissions during cold start.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Diana D. Brehob, Richard W. Anderson, Jialin Yang, Robert M. Whiteaker
  • Patent number: 4748947
    Abstract: An ignition system providing both spark ignition and a hot surface for surface ignition of a stratified fuel charge. The ignition system includes a novel hot surface spark plug designed to maximize heat retention in the center electrode and surrounding insulator for enabling surface ignition over a portion of the operating cycle of the engine. Ignition power is applied only when the center electrode temperature is below a threshold temperature. When the center electrode temperature is above a threshold temperature, ignition power is applied in inverse relation to the center electrode temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Julian A. LoRusso, Harry A. Cikanek, Richard W. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4631451
    Abstract: A spark plug for an ignition system has a ring gap between two electrodes. A first electrode has a ring shape defining a central opening. A second electrode is positioned within the central opening of the first electrode. An insulating material is positioned between the first and second electrodes so as to provide a surface for a spark path between the first and second electrodes. The insulating material is spaced from the electrode so as to provide therebetween an air gap for increased sparking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Richard W. Anderson, Joseph R. Asik, Richard C. Ronzi, Aladar O. Simko
  • Patent number: 4548174
    Abstract: An ignition system for an internal combustion engine has an ignition coil coupled to a first and second spark plug provided for each cylinder. A first diode is coupled in series between the first spark plug and the ignition coil. A second diode is coupled in series between the second spark plug and the ignition coil. A first capacitor is coupled in parallel with the first spark plug. A second capacitor is coupled in parallel with the second spark plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventor: Richard W. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4487192
    Abstract: An ignition system for an internal combustion engine having a capacitive plasma jet plug including a capacitor in parallel with the series combination of an auxiliary gap and a plasma cavity. The auxiliary gap increases the required breakdown voltage before the plasma cavity generates a spark and obtains supplemental energy from the energy stored in the capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1984
    Inventors: Richard W. Anderson, Joseph R. Asik
  • Patent number: 4303801
    Abstract: Apparatus for a monitoring and signalling system such as a home health care system. The monitoring and signalling system includes apparatus operative to monitor routine activities performed by an individual in his or her residence and to monitor operation of a user-actuated signalling device in an accident, disability or emergency situation. In the event the monitored activities of the individual are not performed over a prolonged period of time, or the individual actuates the signalling device, an alarm sequence is initiated. This alarm sequence, in a typical implementation, commences with a pre-alarm period (e.g., 1 minute) during which simultaneous steady audible and visual alarm indications are produced and during which the entire alarm sequence can be aborted by the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1981
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventors: Richard W. Anderson, J. Edward Schlener
  • Patent number: 4286331
    Abstract: Apparatus for a monitoring and signalling system such as a home health car system includes a first sensor operative to monitor the entry and exit of an individual from a room (such as a bathroom), and other sensors operative to monitor usage of appliances such as lamps, televisions, refrigerators and telephones. Each sensor, upon monitoring an associated activity, produces and applies a signal to a microprocessor and causes an activity timer in the microprocessor to be set to either a first time period of about 1-2 hours (for an entry into the room) or a second time period of about 8-10 hours (for an exit from the room or for use of an appliance). The activity timer cycles through its associated time period and initiates an alarm sequence at the expiration of the time period for indicating a lack of activity. Thus, if an individual who has entered the room does not exit within the 1-2 hour period, or an appliance is not used for a period of 8-10 hours, an alarm sequence is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1981
    Assignees: GTE Products Corp., GTE Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Richard W. Anderson, Martin L. Resnick, J. Edward Schlener
  • Patent number: 4284849
    Abstract: A monitoring and signalling system including a remote control unit in the residence of an individual and a centralized communication center interconnected with the remote control unit by a telephone network. A plurality of sensors are located within the residence and operate to monitor the occurrence of particular activities performed by the individual and to produce signals in response to monitoring the occurrence of the activities. A microprocessor in the remote control unit receives and processes signals produced by the sensors and accumulates sensor activity data representing a running tally of the number of times each sensor has monitored its associated activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1981
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventors: Richard W. Anderson, Robert J. Fahey, William R. McClellan, J. Edward Schlener
  • Patent number: 4224602
    Abstract: A small, portable lightweight, water-resistant, manually-operated signalling device. The signalling device includes a signalling assembly fully enclosed within a pair of hermetically sealed housings. The signalling assembly includes a signalling circuit and a pressure sensitive switch adapted, when depressed, to actuate the signalling circuit. One of the housings includes a recessed, flat, semi-rigid deflective wall having an indentation formed therein and in physical contact with the pressure sensitive switch. The indentation is capable of being manually depressed and, when depressed, to transmit the pressure applied to the indentation to the switch, thereby operating the signalling circuit. The indentation and the switch are arranged with respect to each other so that depression of the switch and actuation of the signalling circuit can only occur in response to pressure being applied to the indentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1980
    Assignee: GTE Sylvania Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard W. Anderson, Alfred I. Bottner
  • Patent number: 4006546
    Abstract: A back-lighted display arrangement including a soft, compressible opaque light baffle sandwiched between a lamp assembly and a display panel. The light baffle has a grid-like configuration defining a plurality of compartments each of which is arranged to receive a different one of a plurality of lamps supported by the lamp assembly and to direct light emitted by the lamp onto a different one of a plurality of display areas of the display panel. The light baffle establishes a positive light-tight seal between the baffle and the lamp assembly and display panel for preventing light in one compartment from escaping into an adjacent compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1977
    Assignee: GTE Sylvania Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard W. Anderson, Frederick F. Bodenrader
  • Patent number: 3981340
    Abstract: A washable, stretchable, flexible, vinyl fabric cover for enclosing an adjustable arm assembly as used in a hospital or nursing home for supporting a television receiver for viewing by a patient. The adjustable arm assembly with which the fabric cover may be used includes forward and rearward pairs of elongated arms pivotally connected at adjacent ends thereof to a central pivot plate arrangement and at opposite ends thereof to front and rear pivot plate arrangements, respectively. The fabric cover of the invention includes first and second generally-flat, generally-rectangular, elongated flexible cover sections and a flat connecting sheet joining corresponding first ends of the first and second cover sections, the opposite ends of the cover sections being cup-like in configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1976
    Assignee: GTE Sylvania Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard W. Anderson, James L. Pettee
  • Patent number: 3931601
    Abstract: A duplex receptacle model GFCI device having preformed bus conductors of generally U-shaped configuration disposed on edge and one nested within the other preformed clip receptacles and support means for circuit breaker contacts are integral with the preformed bus conductors and form respective unitary conductors which are placed edgewise into slots molded into the case of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1976
    Assignee: AMF Incorporated
    Inventor: Richard W. Anderson
  • Patent number: D262964
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1982
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventors: Richard W. Anderson, Alfred I. Bottner