Patents Represented by Attorney A. E. Chrow
  • Patent number: 5993035
    Abstract: In one embodiment (100), a combination is provided comprising a light shield (6) having a hollow cup-like configuration having an open-end (8) and a closed end (10) having a hollow open-end heat shield (12) nested or positioned therewithin and separated therefrom by an open air gap disposed thereabout such that light rays emitted from a heat and light emitting source (32) are able to pass through heat shield (12) and impact and upon closed end (10) of light shield (6) to reduce glare to a viewer while being cooled by the heat sink provided by heat shield (12).In another embodiment (200), a hollow heat shield (26) having an open-end (28) and a closed end (30) is supported within light shield (6) such that the light rays from the heat and light emitting source (32) impact upon closed end (30) of heat shield (26) rather than closed end (10) of light shield (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Trans Technology Engineered Components, LLC
    Inventors: Martin R. May, Todd H. Christian, Jeffrey L. Thompson, Thomas J. Franz
  • Patent number: 5924351
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cut-off head (100) for a forming machine having a slot (21) across a bottom side of a stationary member (44) and a reciprocating member (16) that carries a cutting blade (60) that is operative to cut wire or strip passing through a guide member (56) that is releasably secured to stationary member (44) by a guide holding member (34) to enhance repairability and replacement. Slot (21) of cut-off head (100) is pivotably engageable with a portion of a positionable plate member (20) that is releasably secured to the stationary frame of the forming machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: John Kovatch
  • Patent number: 5893694
    Abstract: A caged nut fastener (100) is provided that features a first arm (6) in overhanging substantially parallel spaced-apart relationship to a base portion (4) defining a cage therebetween. Arm (6) has an opening (20) therethrough having a breadth "B" through which is received a tubular end portion (18) and a portion of a frusto-conical projection (16) extending from a base (14) having a planar surface (15) in facing sliding engagement with base portion (4). The breadth of the frusto-conical projection (16) within opening (20) is sufficiently less the breadth (B) to enable the nut member to move substantially the same distance in any direction transverse to a central rotational axis ("C") extending through a threaded bore (22) in portion (18) of the nut member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: John Wilusz, David J. Vidal, Jeffrey J. Cornell, Robert B. Nita
  • Patent number: 5873690
    Abstract: A barrel nut type fastener (100) is provided for securement within an opening (20) to a panel ("P") by a threaded member ("T") that when rotationally advanced through the barrel nut causes free-ends (14) and (14') of resilient legs (10) and (10') to move away from each other and respectively engage and urge resilient fingers (16) and (16') into contacting engagement with opposite sides of opening (20) with sufficient force to secure fastener (100) to panel, ("P").
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Richard Danby, James Richard Mumby
  • Patent number: 5853593
    Abstract: A method is provided for filtering waste water containing metallic cations having valences in whole integers of at least two in concentrations greater than about one part to about one million parts of the metalworking waste water. The method utilizes an ultrafilter (6) in series with a nanofilter (14) and the addition of a chemical dispersant effective to render the nanofilter permeate suitable to meet applicable environmental standards for discard into streams, lakes and sanitary sewers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1998
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: Rhonda Miller
  • Patent number: 5836206
    Abstract: An improved vehicular change gear transmission (100) is provided that includes a mainshaft thrust washer (32) having at least one and preferably a plurality of substantially equally circumferentially spaced depressions (48) on at least one side and preferably indexed with substantially equally circumferentially spaced depressions (58) on the opposite side thereof that are adapted to enable lubricant (9) to move radially outwardly from between mainshaft gear thrust surfaces (47, 49) disposed on opposite sides of thrust washer (32) to minimize accumulation of lubricant (9) therebetween resulting in reduced hydrodynamic drag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Craft
  • Patent number: 5829934
    Abstract: A prevailing torque clip (100) is provided that has a head portion (4) having a frusto-conical projection (10) having an aperture (6) therethrough that is provided preferably with diametrical opposed helical thread forms (8) and (8') that are operative to threadingly engage threads of a threaded member rotationally advanced therethrough. Head portion 4 includes a pair of ressilient arms (12) and (12') that end in respective free-ends (9) and (9') that are operative to engage the threads of the threaded member and cooperate with thread forms (8) and (8') to prevent loosening thereof. Clip (100) is adapted to prevent rattle when used to secure an object to thin wall panel by being provided with at least one pair of tabs (16) and (16') that are operative to elevate clip (100) from a panel to which it is being secured sufficiently to ensure that the portion of arms (12) and (12') that are in close proximity to projection (10) are positioned within the panel opening into which arms (12) and (12') are received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Michael R. Danby, Todd H. Christian, Hans R. Rattmann
  • Patent number: 5774949
    Abstract: A clip (100) is provided that is adapted to be pressed into an opening (32) through a frame (30) with resilient fingers (12) and (12') operative to expand outwardly to enable sections (15) and (15') of fingers (12) and (12') to engage a lower edge (33) surrounding opening (32) through frame (30). A protuberance (26) extending from trim 24 is pressed between free-ends (18) and (18') respectively of prongs (16) and (16') extending from opposite sides of an aperture (22) through head portion (8) of clip (100) that are operative to secure trim (24) to clip (100) and frame (30). Fingers (12) and (12') extend from arms (10) and (10') of clip (100) whose free-ends (14) and (14') remain separated such that the lower end of clip (100) remain apart to prevent force imparted upon trim (24) from being transferred to clip (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Cornell, Robert B. Nita, David J. Vidal, John Wilusz
  • Patent number: 5775795
    Abstract: A vehicular headlight position adjusting assembly (100) is provided that has angularly oriented drive and driven gears (4) and (8) that upon rotation in opposite directions cause an elongate adjusting member (14) to traverse in opposite axial directions through a housing (7) where adjusting member (14) is prevented from rotating by cooperation between the side walls of at least one open-ended axial extending groove (26) adapted to receive at least one protrusion (34) that extends radially inwardly from the periphery of an opening (30) in housing (7) through which adjusting member (14) extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Christian, Thomas Franz
  • Patent number: 5771715
    Abstract: A convertible ear ornament is provided that in one embodiment referenced by numeral (100) features an ornamental member (14) having an accessible pocket (16) into which a variety of bracket members (22, 23, 25, 27, 60) may be releasably secured to provide different attachment means enabling one to provide a singular ornamental member (14) with a variety of means of attaching member (14) to an ear portion including a pierced ear opening post (26), a pivotable clip (32), a rotating clamp (42), and an ear loop (46) and which in another embodiment features an ornamental member (50) having a pair of spaced-apart overhanging members (52) and (54) defining an open-sided pocket into which the bracket member may be releasably secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Inventors: Joseph Soukenik, Thomas Quirk, Christopher Mielczarek
  • Patent number: 5724851
    Abstract: Apparatus (100) and method are provided for forming an eye at the end of a heated leaf spring blank (2). Apparatus (100) includes a forming plate (16) operative to move angularly downwardly against a cantilevered portion (10) of blank (2) and roll it about a retractable rotary eye pin (5) to form the eye. Apparatus (100) includes neutralizing the force created by forming plate (16) against blank (2) during the rolling operation and further preferably includes a scarf blade (14) operative to move angularly to scarf or shape the end of portion (10) prior to the rolling operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Rivard
  • Patent number: 5706559
    Abstract: A vehicular leaf spring plate tip liner insert is provided, having a variety of configurations (50, 100, 150, 200, 250), of which one preferred embodiment is referenced by numeral (50). Insert (50) has a pad portion (3) adapted to provide a pad between adjacent leaf spring tips and at least one shank portion (4) extending from pad portion (3). Shank portion (4) is axially divided into two pairs of opposed protuberances (14, 14' and 16, 16'), with each pair having surfaces in registration with each other that are at different axial distances from pad portion (3) and engageable with the side of leaf spring opening opposite to the side into which shank portion (4) is inserted and are able to secure insert (50) to a leaf spring plate having a range of thicknesses upon expanding away from each other upon passing through the leaf spring tip opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: James J. Oliver, Richard F. Pierman, Michael J. Maure
  • Patent number: 5593263
    Abstract: A snap-in type fastener (100) is provided that is adapted to have an object such as automobile trim (24) secured hereto by a threaded member such as a screw (26) and which features a pair of opposed resilient fingers (14, 14') having a contoured cross-section enabling them to flatten as they are pressed into an aperture (32) in a panel (30) until free-ends (17,17') respectively of tabs (16,16') extending respectively therefrom spring or snaps outwardly to engage the opposite side of panel (30) to lockingly secure fastener 100 (and trim 24) to panel (30) while enabling fingers (14,14') to resume their original contoured cross-sectional configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Clinch, Michael Danby
  • Patent number: 5567074
    Abstract: A clip (100) is provided that has a substantially tubular body member (50) and at least one and preferably two diametrically opposed, outwardly extending tabs (18 and 18') that first engage a side of a frame (6) having an opening (13) through which clip (100) is inserted about a threaded stud or bolt (4) such as a vehicular exhaust tail pipe and which are operative to bend and straighten as a nut (8) rotationally advances along stud or bolt (4) to engage an end (7) of clip (100) and urge clip (100) through opening (13) until nut (8) engages frame (6) to eliminate effect of joint loosening caused by exposure of tabs (18 and 18') to corrosive environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: James Dovak, Thomas E. Bazil, Todd H. Christian
  • Patent number: 5483847
    Abstract: A vehicular transmission is provided with an improved rotary countershaft assembly (100) that eliminates the prior art practice of securing countershaft gears (10) and (12) to adjacent sections (S.sub.1) and (S.sub.2) of a countershaft (2) by separate keys (14) and (22) disposed in separate grooves (16) and (19) respectively by a singular key (26) disposed in a groove (16) and whose radial thickness is adapted to enable countershaft gear (12) to rotate countershaft (2) in the absence of groove (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph D. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 5471014
    Abstract: An electrical conductor (100) is provided that is insulated with at least one layer of fibrous material (16') and has free-flowing powdered mica (8) disposed about an electrical conductor (2'). Insulated conductor (100) combines high temperature resistance with flexibility and is preferably made by a fluidized bed and/or electrostatic deposition or spray process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Inventor: Edward A. Green
  • Patent number: 5468915
    Abstract: A fiberglass insulated conductor referenced by numeral (100) is provided for which at least one fiberglass layer (6') in close proximity to the electrical conductor (2) has been treated with a solution operative upon heat aging to render the treated fibers sufficiently frangible to break and eliminate stringing during the process of stripping the fiberglass from conductor (2). Another embodiment referenced by numeral (300) illustrates that one or both an electrically insulative tape or extruded layer (38) may be disposed intermediate the electrical conductor (36) and a surrounding fiberglass layer (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Inventor: Edward A. Green
  • Patent number: 5441235
    Abstract: A method is provided that in one embodiment is operative to form a wear resistant coating of titanium nitride on the outer surface of a metal valve such as an internal combustion engine poppet valve (100). In another embodiment, the method is operative to provide a valve made from titanium with an in situ zone of titanium nitride extending inwardly from the valve's outer surface. In yet another embodiment, the method is operative to provide a valve made from titanium with both a coating of titanium on the valve's outer surface and an in situ zone of titanium nitride extending inwardly from the valve's outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Sundaram L. Narasimhan, Stephen B. Caird, Flavio A. Rigamonti
  • Patent number: 5438164
    Abstract: A high temperature resistant insulated electrical conductor (100) is provided in which a electrostatically deposited layer (6) of fluorocarbon material is disposed about a fiberglass insulation layer (4) encompassing a stranded or solid electrical conductor (2). Layer (6) is surrounded by a layer (8) of fiberglass insulation which in turn is preferably encompassed by a braided layer (10) of fiberglass insulation which is preferably coated with a layer (2) of protective high service temperature material. Layer (6) is preferably sintered to provide a fused homogenous construction as is layer (12) when required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Inventor: Edward A. Green
  • Patent number: 5435200
    Abstract: An input shaft (2) and a main drive gear drive gear (22) combination for a vehicle countershaft type transmission is provided. In a preferred embodiment referenced by numeral (100), an inner peripheral surface of a drive gear (22) having splines (36) and a splined outer peripheral surface (9) of input shaft (2) having splines (34) are adapted to limit axial and radial movement between the two as well as splines (34) and (36) being provided with an amount of rotational movement of one relative the other effective to reduce noise when the vehicle's engine is idling and the transmission is in neutral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1995
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph D. Reynolds