Nonrigid Support (e.g., Hanging Electrode, Etc.) Patents (Class 96/93)
  • Patent number: 8652241
    Abstract: A filter assembly includes a filter pad comprising fibers including natural, synthetic and/or hybrid fibers. A stabilizer frame formed of a non-metallic material may be imbedded in the filter pad. The stabilizer frame may be configured to provide support to the filter pad to maintain the filter pad in a generally flat configuration. In accordance with a particular embodiment, the filter pad may be comprised of at least first and second fibrous mats that are coupled together. In this embodiment, the stabilizer frame may be disposed between and coupled with the first and second fibrous mats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ellis Fibre USA
    Inventors: Glenn David Alexander, Joseph Anthony Salpietra, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7658785
    Abstract: System for separating particles from an environment, the system including a perforated screen and an ionisation electrode in the environment for creating an electrostatic potential between the electrode and the screen to attract the particles to the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Vestergaard Frandsen SA
    Inventor: Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen
  • Patent number: 7438742
    Abstract: An apparatus for preventing wear of an electrode holder on a discharge electrode frame of an electrostatic precipitator includes an electrically conductive member having a central portion generally contoured to a shape of an electrode holder. The apparatus is fastened to at least one of the electrode holder and an end portion of a discharge electrode such that, when the end portion of the discharge electrode is attached to the electrode holder, the electrically conductive member is disposed between the end portion of the discharge electrode and the electrode holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventor: James Glendon Smith
  • Patent number: 5603752
    Abstract: An electrostatic precipitator includes a dust-collecting electrode group and a discharge electrode group arranged in the recited order with respect to the gas flow direction of a gas to be treated in the electrostatic precipitator. The discharge electrode group includes a plurality of discharge electrodes, each of which is made of a rectangular metal plate. The longitudinal edges of each plate form semicircles, with a series of saw-toothed portions having tips protruding from between each pair of semicircles. The dust-collecting electrode group includes a plurality of dust-collecting electrodes, each of which is made of a chain suspended adjacent the discharge electrode group at a predetermined spacing. The chains of the dust-collecting electrode groups are suspended so that they can rock back and forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Assignee: Filtration Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keiichi Hara
  • Patent number: 5554210
    Abstract: A suspension device and a rapping mechanism for electrodes in a high voltage supplied electrostatic precipitator, wherein the suspension device has at least one horizontally arranged supporting element from which a number of electrodes are suspended, the supporting element being mounted inside a precipitator housing, and wherein the rapping mechanism is of the type which transmits a rapping influence to the uppermost ends of the electrodes. The electrodes are pivotably suspended, preferably eccentrically, and are stabilized in a substantially vertical position. The supporting element receives impact or vibrating influences supplied by an impact hammer or vibrator in the longitudinal direction of the element, while the electrodes are substantially free of play in this direction such the impact or vibrating influence on the element is imparted to the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignees: FLS Milj.o slashed. A/S, Compania Sevillana de Electricidad
    Inventor: Torben P. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4128428
    Abstract: A heat developable light-sensitive material comprising a support with at least one layer thereon and containing at least (a) an organic silver salt, (b) light-sensitive silver halide or a silver halide-forming component and (c) a reducing agent with (d) an iron family compound in at least one layer on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1978
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinpei Ikenoue, Takao Masuda, Nobuo Suzuki, Toshiharu Tanaka, Kenji Sashihara
  • Patent number: 4097281
    Abstract: A heat developable, photographic material comprising, in reactive association, (a) a photosensitive, transition metal carbonyl compound, (b) an oxidation-reduction image-forming combination comprising (i) a tellurium (II) or (IV) compound as an oxidizing agent, with (ii) a reducing agent, and (c) a binder can provide an improved non-silver image. After imagewise exposure of the heat developable material, an image can be developed by merely heating the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Sylvia Alice Gardner, Mark Lelental
  • Patent number: 4089687
    Abstract: Method comprises (a) applying to a supporting surface a coating comprised of a photosensitizable water-soluble polymer, a soluble dichromate photosensitizer for the polymer, a soluble vanadate, and particles of the pattern material; (b) exposing the coating to a pattern of actinic radiation until exposed portions of the coating are rendered insoluble; (c) and flushing the exposed coating with an aqueous solvent to remove soluble portions of the coating, while retaining the insoluble portions of the coating in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1973
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1978
    Assignee: RCA Corporation
    Inventor: Stanley Arthur Harper
  • Patent number: 4049452
    Abstract: In the method disclosed, a supporting surface, such as the inner surface of the faceplate of the tube, is coated with a photosensitive polymeric film containing about 5 to 80 weight percent of at least one member of the group consisting of certain diol ethers and diol alkanes. Then the film is exposed to a light image to produce regions of greater solubility and regions of lesser solubility. The film regions of greater solubility are removed, and then the entire faceplate with its regions of less solubility is overcoated with a layer containing particles of screen structure material. The retained film regions and the overcoating thereon are removed leaving the screen structure adherent in the areas of greater solubility. By including a diol ether or diol alkane in the film, the exposure time may be shortened significantly without substantial loss of adherence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1977
    Assignee: RCA Corporation
    Inventor: Edith Mayaud Nekut
  • Patent number: 4040825
    Abstract: The present invention relates to light-sensitive photographic material with a light-sensitive heavy metal compound, e.g. a silver halide, and a spectral sensitizer. The spectral sensitizer is a compound in which the radicals of a sensitizing dyestuff are covalently bonded to amino, imino, hydroxyl, mercapto, carboxylic acid or carboxylic acid amide groups of a natural hydrophilic colloid, preferably gelatin.The invention also relates to new sensitizing dyes which are dinuclear cyanine dyes or merocyanine dyes which have attached either to a heterocyclic nucleus of the dye or to its methine chain a group which is reactive with a hydrophilic colloid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1977
    Assignee: Ciba-Geigy AG
    Inventors: Rolf Steiger, Jean-Francois Reber, Aaron David Ezekiel, Geoffrey Ernest Ficken
  • Patent number: 4028114
    Abstract: An improved photo-chemically active part of the fluorescent suspension for color TV picture tubes is provided. By adding polyether alcohol of the general formula HOCH.sub.2 [CH.sub.2 OCH.sub.2 ].sub.n CH.sub.2 OH, three production factors are improved: adherence of the luminescent material to the glass, exposure time and reduced cross contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1977
    Assignee: International Standard Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Uwe Viohl
  • Patent number: 3999993
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method of buffering rare-earth oxide phosphor slurries to control the pH thereof and thereby retard the formation of undesirable complexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1969
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1976
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Himanshu M. Patel, Robert A. Hotaling
  • Patent number: 3994727
    Abstract: Non-conductive real images are formed on substrates by depositing reducible metal salt compositions thereon from an aqueous acidic solution of pH 1.5-5 containing bromide ions and exposing the coated substrates to radiant energy to reduce the metal salt to metallic nuclei and to produce a real image of metal, which is intensified and built up by electroless metal deposition. The metal salt composition can either be selectively deposited and then exposed, or uniformly deposited and then selectively exposed, to produce the real image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1974
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1976
    Assignee: Photocircuits Divison of Kollmorgen Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Polichette, Edward J. Leech
  • Patent number: 3993802
    Abstract: Sensitizing processes and the resulting new articles of manufacture, suitable for the production of metallized bodies, such as printed circuits, dials, nameplates, metallized plastics, glass, ceramics and the like, comprising bases coated with a halide containing aqueous sensitizing solution of pH 1.5-4.0 that deposits a layer of copper, nickel, cobalt or iron salts or salt compositions, which on exposure to radiant energy, such as heat, light, etc., is converted to a layer of metal nuclei which is non-conductive, but which is capable of catalyzing the deposition of metal onto the base from an electroless metal deposition solution in contact with the metal nuclei.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1974
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1976
    Assignee: Photocircuits Division of Kollmorgen Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Polichette, Edward J. Leech, Francis J. Nuzzi
  • Patent number: 3981729
    Abstract: Method comprises coating a supporting surface with a film consisting essentially of a polymeric photobinder containing light-scattering particles of an organic, insoluble, volatilizable material; exposing the film to a light image developing the film; and adhering particles of screen structure material to the film before or after developing the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1973
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1976
    Assignee: RCA Corporation
    Inventor: Theodore Alexander Saulnier
  • Patent number: 3963490
    Abstract: A technique for increasing the spectral sensitivity of a dichromated gelatin holographic material by adding a spectrally sensitive dye to the holographic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1976
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventor: Andrejs Graube