Patents by Inventor Robert E. Merritt

Robert E. Merritt 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: 6183793
    Abstract: A baked bean food product and method of making for a flavorful baked bean and smoked pork side dish. The baked bean food product and method of making includes ketchup, maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce, dark brown sugar, cayenne pepper, black pepper, pork and beans, smoked onions and smoked pork. The ketchup, maple flavored syrup, Worcestershire sauce, dark brown sugar, cayenne pepper and black pepper are mixed together. The additional ingredients are added individually to the mixture and mixed prior to the addition of the next ingredient. Upon obtaining the final mixture of ingredients, the final mixture is smoked for a period of time prior to serving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Inventors: Robert E. Merritt, Lori J. Merritt
  • Patent number: 4756199
    Abstract: The hosiery article is drawn onto a sizing form having uniformly shaped openings positioned in several spaced locations therealong and underlying the hosiery article positioned on the form. The sizing form is dimensioned and shaped to maintain the hosiery article under substantially the same tensioned condition the hosiery article would be placed under during wear by a person having a particular size foot and leg. A hand-held tension gauge is then positioned against the area of the hosiery article overlying the openings in the sizing form to measure the tension in various locations along the length of the hosiery article supported on the sizing form to determine if the hosiery article is of the proper designated size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1988
    Assignee: Renfro Corporation
    Inventor: Robert E. Merritt
  • Patent number: 4026141
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus for testing a moving elongate strip of material to determine the coefficient of friction with respect to a control sample having known surface characteristics with a predetermined correlation to the surface characteristics normally encountered by the strip of material in use or processing, and/or the proportion of increased tension caused by movement of the strip in contact with the control sample to the original tension in the strip are provided by this invention. This determination is made by moving the elongate strip of material under tension of any magnitude in sliding frictional engagement with the control sample which moves in response to unbalanced forces generated by the incoming tension and the sliding frictional engagement along a predetermined path of travel, preferably arcuate, until the forces exerted on the control sample become balanced at a given position along the path of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1977
    Assignee: Renfro Corporation
    Inventor: Robert E. Merritt
  • Patent number: 4025026
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for supplying continuous material having a constant tension to a takeup device wherein a constant tension is maintained by passing the material through a vacuum column which controls the material supply and maintains a constant tension prior to the material reaching the takeup device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1977
    Inventors: Robert E. Merritt, E. C. Tibbals