Patents by Inventor Robert E. Sanders

Robert E. Sanders 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: 10369432
    Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club, includes a head that includes a face having a ball striking surface configured for striking a ball and a body connected to the face and extending rearward from the face. A face member formed primarily of a metallic material forms the face, and a body member is connected to the face member and extends rearward from the face member to form at least a portion of the body. The body member is formed at least partially of a polymer material, and has a doped portion containing a doping material dispersed within the polymer material. The doping material may have a different density than the polymer material, such that the doped portion has a different density than the portions of the body member not containing the doping material. A co-molding method may be used to form the ball striking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Finn, David N. Franklin, Raymond J. Sander, Jeremy N. Snyder, Robert M. Boyd
  • Patent number: 10327834
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an end effector assembly includes providing first and second jaw members moveable relative to one another about a pivot between a first, spaced-apart position and a second, approximated position. One of the first and second jaw members includes a cavity defined therein and the other of the first and second jaw members includes a stop member configured to be inserted into the cavity. A gap-setting gauge is grasped between the first and second jaw members to define a gap-distance between the jaw members equivalent to a thickness of the gap-setting gauge. The first and second jaw members are set such that the jaw members are prevented from approximation beyond the gap-distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Joanna Ackley, James D. Allen, IV, Ryan C. Artale, Kim V. Brandt, Dennis W. Butcher, Edward M. Chojin, Gary M. Couture, James S. Cunningham, David M. Garrison, Keir Hart, Russell D. Hempstead, Glenn A. Horner, Daniel A. Joseph, Duane E. Kerr, Dylan R. Kingsley, Peter M. Mueller, Jessica E. C. Olson, Sean T. O'Neill, Jason T. Sanders, Robert M. Sharp, John R. Twomey, Jeffrey R. Unger
  • Publication number: 20190154936
    Abstract: The present invention provides modular trays having cutout features that are configured to engage with a mounting feature of one or more removable rails. The removable rails may be removably secured to a tray body in a plurality of positions to allow a user to install or uninstall rails to support different sized fiber optic modules. For example, a tray may support a twenty-four optical fiber module, two twelve optical fiber modules, or three eight optical fiber modules. Fiber optic enclosures housing the trays can be affixed to the outside of a fiber optic enclosure and allow for easy stacking and unstacking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Sedor, Jerry A. Wiltjer, Robert A. Reid, Joseph E. Sanders, Joel D. Kwasny, Bon B. Sledzinski
  • Patent number: 6344096
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved method of producing an aluminum alloy sheet which, in one embodiment, includes roll casting an aluminum alloy strip having a thickness of less than about 0.5 inch and, subsequently, preferably without intervening thermal treatments or surface cleaning, cold rolling the strip to a thickness of less than about 0.15 inch, after which the cold rolled strip is subjected to thermal treatment which is preferably either continuous annealing or solution heat treatment. The aluminum alloy, in a continuous annealing embodiment, is preferably selected from the group consisting of the 3XXX and 5XXX series. In another embodiment wherein solution heat treatment is employed, the aluminum alloy is preferably selected from the group consisting of 2XXX and 6XXX. The sheet may be converted into a motor vehicle body panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen F. Baumann, Robert E. Sanders, Jr., Scott L. Palmer
  • Patent number: 6280543
    Abstract: The invention hereof is directed to a continuous casting of flat rolled sheets selected from automotive sheet, can body sheet, and endstock which exhibits properties comparable to the same products made from World Class Ingot. A preferable embodiment for the continuous caster is a vertical continuous caster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: Harry R. Zonker, Stephen F. Baumann, Robert E. Sanders, W. Bryan Steverson
  • Patent number: 6214960
    Abstract: An ethylene homopolymer having a density of from about 0.956 to about 0.970 g/cm3 and a high load melt index (190° C. and 21.6 kg) of from about 7 to about 21 g/10 min. A continuous polymerization process for the production of the ethylene homopolymer, in the presence of a diluent chosen from the group consisting essentially of n-butane, n-hexane, n-heptane, isobutane, isopentane, isooctane, 2,2-dimethylpropane, cyclopentane, cyclohexane and their mixtures, wherein ethylene is brought into contact with a chromium oxide catalyst deposited on an inorganic support containing from about 0.1 to about 5 wt % chromium and activated at a temperature from about 600 to about 900° C., at a polymerization temperature from about 55 to about 150° C., the ethylene concentration in the diluent being from about 1 to about 10 mol %. A composition consisting essentially of the ethylene homopolymer, the composition having a density of from about 0.956 to about 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Solvay Polyolefins Europe-Belgium
    Inventors: Daniel Marissal, Robert E. Sander, Paul Fiasse, Ross M. Mahan, Steven D. Sandstrum
  • Patent number: 5714019
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved method of producing aluminum alloy can body stock and can end stock which are particularly suitable for use in manufacturing aluminum alloy can bodies and ends for can bodies. The method for can body stock includes roll casting an aluminum alloy strip having a thickness of less than about 1 to 5 mm and, subsequently, batch annealing the strip, followed by cold rolling, continuous annealing, quenching and cold rolling to desired gauge. The aluminum alloy sheets may then be employed in manufacturing aluminum alloy can bodies. The process produces aluminum alloy sheet having an improved combination strength and caring properties with acceptable surface characteristics. Unique aluminum alloys usable in the claimed processes are also disclosed. In another embodiment, can ends are made by roll casting, followed by cold rolling preferably without prior thermal treatment, continuous annealing, quenching and cold rolling to the desired gauge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: Aluminum Company of America
    Inventors: Robert E. Sanders, Jr., Stephen F. Baumann, W. Bryan Steverson, Scott L. Palmer
  • Patent number: 5362340
    Abstract: A method of producing aluminum can sheet having low earing characteristics. An aluminum alloy ingot is provided and is heated to a temperature between about 527.degree. to 571.degree. C. (980.degree. to 1060.degree. F.). After this, the ingot is hot rolled in a single-stand reversible hot mill to produce an intermediate gauge sheet. The intermediate gauge sheet is then cold rolled to produce a final gauge aluminum can sheet having low eating characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Assignee: Aluminum Company of America
    Inventors: Marilyn Daly, Scott L. Palmer, Robert E. Sanders, Jr., W. Bryan Steverson, Lyndon Morgan
  • Patent number: 5362341
    Abstract: A method of producing aluminum can sheet having high strength and low earing characteristics comprises providing an aluminum alloy ingot and then hot rolling the ingot in a single-stand hot reversing mill to produce a first intermediate gauge sheet. The first intermediate gauge sheet is then cold rolled to produce a second intermediate gauge sheet. This second intermediate gauge sheet is passed through a heat source as a single web so that the second intermediate gauge sheet is continuously annealed. After heating, the second intermediate gauge sheet is quenched and coiled again. Finally, the coiled second intermediate gauge sheet is cold rolled again to produce the final gauge aluminum can sheet having high strength and low earing characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Assignee: Aluminum Company of America
    Inventors: Scott L. Palmer, Robert E. Sanders, W. Bryan Steverson, Lyndon Morgan
  • Patent number: 5192378
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for making an aluminum alloy sheet having controlled levels of strength properties for forming into a container panel. A body of an aluminum alloy consisting essentially of 0.45 to 0.60 wt. % Cu, 1.1 to 1.7 wt. % Mg, 0.3 to 0.6 wt. % Si, 0.3 to 0.55 wt. % Fe, 0.5 to 1.2 wt. % Mn, the remainder aluminum, incidental elements and impurities, is hot rolled to a gauge in the range of 0.12 to 0.16 inch to provide a hot rolled product. The hot rolled product is cold rolled to provide a reduction of 50 to 80% in thickness, then solution heat treated in a range of 850.degree. to 110.degree. F. and rapidly cooled before cold rollign to a final sheet gauge by providing a reduction of 30 to 90% in thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Assignee: Aluminum Company of America
    Inventors: Roger D. Doherty, John Liu, Robert E. Sanders, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4812183
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of making an improved aluminum alloy coated sheet stock useful for fabricating into easy-open ends for beverage containers. The method comprises the steps of providing a body of an aluminum base alloy consisting essentially of, by weight, 4.0 to 5.5% Mg, 0.2 to 0.7% Mn, 0.05 to 0.40% Cu, the balance being aluminum, incidental elements and impurities and rolling the body to produce an aluminum sheet stock. The sheet stock is subjected to a structure refining operation to precipitate finally divided magnesium containing constituent and thereafter the sheet stock is coated with an organic coating material and cured at a temperature sufficiently low and for a period of time to avoid dissolving the precipitated constituent to provide coated sheet stock having improved levels of tensile strength and high levels of formability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1989
    Assignee: Aluminum Company of America
    Inventors: Robert E. Sanders, Jr., Henry W. Kaanta, John K. McBride, Milton W. Milner, Terry A. Perigo, Samuel L. Shelby
  • Patent number: 4737198
    Abstract: The present invention includes casting, e.g., such as by roll casting, or slab casting, an alloy having components in the composition range of about 0.5-1.2% iron, 0.7-1.3% manganese, and 0-0.5% silicon by weight, homogenizing the cast alloy at temperatures below about 1100.degree. F., preferably below about 1050.degree. F. to control the microstructure, and cold rolling to a final product gauge. Such a final product gauge for fin stock applications include thickness in the range of about 0.003-0.006 inch. The cold rolled alloy is then partially annealed to attain desired levels of strength and formability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: Aluminum Company of America
    Inventors: Barrie S. Shabel, Stephen F. Baumann, Robert E. Sanders, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4693541
    Abstract: A connector is disclosed which permits an electrically illuminated ornament or the like to be readily connected to a string of conventional light sockets. A first connection is provided which preferably is in the form of a conventional socket for receiving a lamp which is inserted in a grommet carried by an ornament. At the opposite end, contacts are mounted in a support member of insulating material to form a plug assembly arrangd to fit within a conventional socket. The construction is such as to accommodate various types and dimensions of sockets. A coupling element attaches the connector to the ornament and acts as both a retention device and as a heat sink for the miniature light, the coupling element having particular utility in an edge-lit ornament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1987
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Sanders, Jerry L. Knipp, Charles J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 4682079
    Abstract: A decorative device is disclosed which includes a motor, music module or other electrical loads and electrical circuitry and a connector for connection to a selected socket of a string of conventional sockets for connection to an A.C. line. The connector includes an elongated flexible cable and is constructed to permit ready installation and positioning. Lamps may be provided in the device. The electrical circuit includes a bridge rectifier and Zener diodes connected to insure continuous energization of lamps of the string while protecting against excessive voltages and minimizing safety hazards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Sanders, Charles J. Flynn, John L. Vertreese
  • Patent number: 4626294
    Abstract: Aluminum armor plate containing relatively high amounts of magnesium, 6-10%, along with about 0.1-1% manganese and up to 0.23% chromium is made by cold rolling aluminum alloy rolling stock to a cold reduction of at least 10% with or without prior hot rolling. Susceptibility to stress conversion cracking is overcome by heating the alloy to an elevated temperature of typically 600.degree. or 700.degree. F. or more followed by cooling the alloy at a controlled cooling rate of at least 10.degree. F. per minute. The heating and the cooling precede the cold rolling operation and may be associated with hot rolling if such is employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1986
    Assignee: Aluminum Company of America
    Inventor: Robert E. Sanders, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4610733
    Abstract: A weldable aluminum base alloy product is disclosed which is characterized by high strength, including high resistance to ballistic penetration and resistance to stress-corrosion cracking. The alloy consists essentially of from above 5 wt. % to 7 wt. % copper, 0 to 0.8 wt. % manganese, 0.1 wt. % titanium, 0 to 0.25 wt. % vanadium, 0 to 0.25 wt. % zirconium and 0.10 to 0.30 wt. % magnesium with the balance consisting essentially of aluminum. The alloy is cold worked a minimum amount equivalent to 6% stretching at room temperature after solution heat treatment and quenching, preferably by stretching. The alloy is then aged, after cold working, for at least 2 hours at a temperature of at least 121.degree. C. (250.degree. F.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1986
    Assignee: Aluminum Company of America
    Inventors: Robert E. Sanders, Jr., Jocelyn I. Petit
  • Patent number: 4544218
    Abstract: A connector is disclosed which permits an electrically illuminated ornament or the like to be readily connected to a string of conventional light sockets. A first connection is provided which preferably is in the form of a conventional socket for receiving a lamp which is inserted in a grommet carried by an ornament. At the opposite end, contacts are mounted in a support member of insulating material to form a plug assembly arranged to fit within a conventional socket. The construction is such as to accommodate various types and dimensions of sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Sanders, Jerry L. Knipp, Charles J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 4464199
    Abstract: Aluminum alloy atomized powder containing 4 to 15% iron and 1 to 12% cerium or other rare earth metal, when properly compacted and shaped into a useful article, exhibits very high strength at relatively high temperatures. The iron content exceeds the cerium or rare earth metal content, and the powder may contain refractory elements such as W, Mo and others. The powder is produced by atomizing alloyed molten aluminum, preferably in a nonoxidizing atmosphere, and is compacted to a density approaching 100% under controlled conditions including controlled temperature conditions. The alloy may be subsequently shaped by conventional forging, extruding or rolling processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1984
    Assignee: Aluminum Company of America
    Inventors: Gregory J. Hildeman, Robert E. Sanders, Jr.
  • Patent number: RE33092
    Abstract: A weldable aluminum base alloy product is disclosed which is characterized by high strength, including high resistance to ballistic penetration and resistance to stress-corrosion cracking. The alloy consists essentially of from above 5 wt. % to 7 wt. % copper, 0 to 0.8 wt. % manganese, 0.1 wt. % titanium, 0 to 0.25 wt. % vanadium, 0 to 0.25 wt. % zirconium and 0.10 to 0.30 wt. % magnesium with the balance consisting essentially of aluminum. The alloy is cold worked a minimum amount equivalent to 6% stretching at room temperature after solution heat treatment and quenching, preferably by stretching. The alloy is then aged, after cold working, for at least 2 hours at a temperature of at least 121.degree. C. (250.degree. F.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Assignee: Aluminum Company of America
    Inventors: Robert E. Sanders, Jr., Jocelyn I. Petit
  • Patent number: RE34717
    Abstract: A decorative device is disclosed which includes 9 .Iadd.an electromechanical device, .Iaddend.music module or .[.other electrical loads.]. .Iadd.combinations of such devices .Iaddend. and electrical circuitry and a connector for connection to a selected socket of a string of conventional sockets for connection to an A.C. line. The connector includes an elongated flexible cable and is constructed to permit ready installation and positioning. Lamps may be provided in the device. The electrical circuit .Iadd.optionally .Iaddend.includes a bridge rectifier and Zener diodes connected to insure continuous energization of lamps of the string while protecting against excessive voltages and minimizing safety hazards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Sanders, Charles J. Flynn, John L. Vertreese