Patents Represented by Attorney Arthur B. Colvin
  • Patent number: 4580381
    Abstract: Angular sections form frames which can be fitted together in the frame plane in modular fashion. Legs of the sections are formed so that through two interconnected legs of adjacent frames notches of T-shaped cross-section result, into which hammer head-shaped ends of pull rods can be introduced. By means of the pull rods, ledges can be pressed against filter and/or light fixture housings, which in this manner are pressed against legs of the profiles on the opposite housing side, adjacent frames thus make it possible in a correspondingly compact model to attach filters and light fixtures without the distance between two adjacent filters or between a filter and a light fixture occupying a width that would impair the flow profile of the air issuing from the filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1986
    Assignee: H. Krantz GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Franc Sodec, Werner Veldboer, Horst Wannagat
  • Patent number: 4577266
    Abstract: A fixture including thermal sensing means is disclosed which fixture is especially adapted to be mounted in existing ceiling construction. The fixture includes a shroud having a cut-away portion enabling the fixture to be inserted in angularly oriented position relative to the ceiling and thereafter tilted into mounted position in the ceiling. The fixture includes spring clips insertable after the shroud is mounted into clamping engagement with the upper surface of the ceiling to securely connect the shroud to the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Assignee: Lightolier Incorporated
    Inventors: Anthony C. Donato, Alex Kartavenko
  • Patent number: 4568226
    Abstract: In known deep-hole drilling machines, the undesirable situation arises, in the case of large drilling depths, that the boring bar, which becomes increasingly softer with increasing drilling depth, sags and starts to vibrate, so that the boring bar must be supported. This should, however, be possible at suitable spacings in the simplest possible manner and without interrupting the working process. For this purpose, it is envisaged that at least one guide bush for supporting the boring bar in a workpiece bore is provided on the boring bar, the guide bush being associated in a coaxial arrangement with a clamping ring of a ringe thickness which makes self-jamming tilting on the boring bar possible, and which clamping ring is pivotally coupled at one peripheral point to the guide bush to permit a small radial movement and has an external diameter smaller than that of the guide bush, and that at least one disengageable stopping device for a guide bush is provided within the coolant feed device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1986
    Assignee: Wilhelm Hegenscheidt Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: William P. Gottschalk, Bramwell W. Bone
  • Patent number: 4561954
    Abstract: A method of terminating a multilayer ceramic capacitors and like electronic components is disclosed. In accordance with the method the capacitors are loaded into apertures formed in an elastomeric mask such that only the surface portions to be metalized are exposed. In advance of loading, the surfaces of the mask are pre-coated, preferably by a sputtering procedure, so as to preclude "out-gasing" of the mask material during sputtering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventors: Dehart G. Scrantom, Lonnie Hopkins
  • Patent number: 4561276
    Abstract: Method of deep-rolling of crankshaft pins by applying different rolling forces over a rotational angle (phi) of 360.degree., such as to produce in each angular position a constant enlargement of the angle (alpha) subtended by the mirror faces i.e. the faces connected with the respective transition radii to provide, at least, in the angular region most subject to damage the desired fatigue strength increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: Wilhelm Hegenscheidt Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Garri Berstein
  • Patent number: 4558514
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the automatic insertion of electronic components, such as capacitors, resistors and the like, into a printed circuit board or an equivalent matrix disposed at an insertion station. The method is capable of enabling the rapid and accurate removal of electronic components particularly those having axially extending leads, from a bulk storage supply, forming the leads into the parallel spaced configuration necessary for insertion into a P.C. board, advancing the lead-formed component into a position within the P.C. board, stripping the component from the insertion mechanism and reloading a further component into the insertion mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventor: Dehart G. Scrantom
  • Patent number: 4558496
    Abstract: The pin-nipper chain consists of holders detachably secured on links and is composed of two holder parts of U-shaped cross section. On the underside of one of the holder parts a slider is detachably fastened in a sheetmetal part. On an inner side of the other holder part a slider is enclosed, likewise detachably, also in a sheetmetal part. The other holder part is exchangeable for a holder part which is provided, instead of the slider, with a vertical axle on which a ball bearing is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Assignee: H. Krantz GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Hans Cramer
  • Patent number: 4557547
    Abstract: A supply connector for an electrical distribution track (1) consisting of a channel housing longitudinal conductors (4) comprises a body (7) carrying contacts (18) for engaging the track conductors, and a polarizing member (23) which cooperates with the track to permit one orientation of the connector in the track, the polarity of the connector being reversible by rotating a member (21) which carries wiring symbols (L,N) to indicate the correct connections between the suuply leads and the terminals for the polarity selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1985
    Assignee: Rotaflex plc
    Inventor: Robert A. Stuart
  • Patent number: 4544599
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing elastically deformable articles constituted of a textile substrate of carbon fibers which are elastically deformable with respect to an at rest shape, wherein a flexible structure of carbon fibers is used, a predetermined form being set for this textile by means of shaping tools, and said textile being retained in said at rest shape by forming around the said fibers a thin coating of rough laminar pyrolytic carbon deposited by chemical vapor infiltration at high temperature without bonding of the fibers one to another. The textile can be given a flat form by using holding plates. It is possible to start from a braided sleeve which is either compressed or stretched axially around a mandrel. It is also possible to use a woven tape which is wound in a conical pseudo-spiral for use as a cardiac valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignee: Societe Europeenne de Propulsion
    Inventor: Bernard Buttazzoni
  • Patent number: 4542565
    Abstract: A planishing tool includes an axially slideable adjustment collar. When the collar is retracted to an inactive or adjustment position it may be rotated to vary the operating diameters of the planishing rollers. When the collar is released, the parts are locked against rotation relative to the mandrel in an active or operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Assignee: Wilhelm Hegenscheidt Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Garri Berstein, Siegfried Bagusche
  • Patent number: 4542966
    Abstract: A shoulder support for a camera is disclosed, said support being shiftable from a compact stowed condition to an extended operational condition. The device includes a shoulder brace component and a camera support component which are rotatable 90.degree. relative to each axis about the longitudinal axis of the camera support component. A grip member pivotally mounted to the camera support component includes operating keys for winding the camera and tripping the shutter release, the connections between the camera and operating keys are located substantially entirely internally of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Inventor: Hermann Knaudt
  • Patent number: 4539831
    Abstract: A crankshaft rolling machine includes a pair of model crankshafts mounted for synchronous rotation. One or more crankshaft rolling units are coupled to the model crankshafts in a manner enabling adjustment of the units along a linear path to adapt the device to the stroke length of a crankshaft to be rolled. The apparatus may be rapidly changed for rolling of crankshafts having different stroke lengths by linearly sliding the individual rolling units relative to the model cranks and thereafter locking the individual rolling units to the model cranks at positions corresponding with the stroke length of the crankshaft to be rolled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1985
    Assignee: Wilhelm Hegenscheidt GmbH
    Inventors: Garri Berstein, Willi Hansen, Rudolf Winkens
  • Patent number: 4539740
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for rapidly and accurately inserting axial lead components such as capacitors and resistors or the like into printed circuit boards mounted in an X-Y PC board positioning device. In accordance with the invention a plurality of magazines each of which contain a multiplicity of the components are loaded into a receiver chute of the apparatus. The apparatus functions, responsive to a signal from the PC positioning device, to remove an individual component from a magazine, deflect the leads to a position at right angles to the body of the component and insert the thus formed leads accurately into spaced apertures of the PC board which have been maneuvered by the X-Y apparatus to a component receiver station. The device includes means for automatically removing exhausted magazines and replacing the same with filled magazines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1985
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventors: DeHart G. Scrantom, E. David Shealey
  • Patent number: 4534408
    Abstract: Induction device fitted inside a tank for drawing in fluids such as liquid fuels.Said device comprises an enclosure resting on a tray, said enclosure being provided at its base with vertical directional slots communicating with the tank, and at its upper part with a member adapted to connect the enclosure with the tank, and said enclosure containing, on the one hand, an induction pipe with an end portion which is bent towards the upper part of the enclosure and comprising a series of orifices distributed over its length, and on the other hand, a fluid return pipe ensuring the warming up of the enclosure.The invention is used to help drawing certain fuels into a tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1985
    Assignees: Bernard Thibonnet, Philippe H. Staib, Jean-Michel Babet
    Inventor: Bernard Thibonnet
  • Patent number: 4527185
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an integrated circuit device particularly of the type carrying multiple memory circuits or the like. The device incorporates a lead frame of the sort which includes an elongate metallic web and is characterized by the lead frame providing an integral seat or platform whereon is mounted a capacitor device which is connected or adapted to be connected in shunting relation of the power supply inputs to the integrated circuit device, whereby the capacitor provides a convenient mounting platform for the circuit bearing elements and also assures minimal lead lengths between the capacitor and the power supply inputs of the circuit bearing chip. Due to the shortness of such lead lengths and consequent reduction of the inductance reactance of the power supply circuit, efficient dampening of switching transients is achieved with the use of capacitors of much smaller values, in less area than heretofore required in external dampening applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1985
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventors: Elliott Philofsky, Ward Parkinson, Dennis Wilson
  • Patent number: 4510664
    Abstract: In order to produce a packing ring having a stiffening ring by a method which dispenses with the use of a complicated and expensive mold, an extrusion having the desired cross-section of the packing ring and having a cavity, extending in the extrusion direction, for the reception of the stiffening ring is firstly produced. The extruded material cut to length in accordance with the desired circumference of the packing ring is slipped onto a wire which is similarly cut to length and bent into a circle. The ends of the extruded material are pushed back while the ends of the wire are welded together, so that a closed stiffening ring is produced. Then the material ends are joined together and are bonded or vulcanized to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1985
    Assignee: Rubber-en Kunststoffabriek ENBI B.V.
    Inventor: Pieter J. Lock
  • Patent number: 4509103
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improvements in ceramic monolithic capacitors and is directed more specifically to a low value, low loss capacitor especially adapted for use in high frequency applications. The capacitor is characterized in that the same includes two electrode layers, namely a surface electrode mounted on an end portion of the monolith and an internal electrode which extends across the entire cross section of the monolith in spaced parallel relation to the surface electrode. Termination is effected to the internal electrode about the entire periphery of the monolith, and to the surface electrode preferably over substantially the entire area of the surface electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1985
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventor: John D. Prymak
  • Patent number: 4508400
    Abstract: A supply connector for an electrical distribution system of the continuous outlet type having a track in the form of a channel (1) housing longitudinally extending conductors (4) is adapted to be inserted through the mouth of the channel and accommodated entirely within the channel. The connector includes longitudinally extending contacts (15) adjustable between retracted positions within the connector housing and operative positions projecting from the housing by a cam member (20) which is slidable in the housing and driven by a rack and pinion mechanism (29,30), the pinion being formed as a toothed quadrant fast with an operating lever (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1985
    Assignee: Rotaflex p.l.c.
    Inventor: Tony E. G. Herbert
  • Patent number: 4506431
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing an accumulator device including a shell portion having an open mouth and a cap member affixed over the open mouth after a bladder assembly has been secured within the shell portion of the pressure vessel. The method comprises in the provision of an exterior annular weld connecting the cap member to the outer wall portion of the vessel as well as an interior weld connection between the interior wall portion of the cap member and the upwardly directed end edge of the mouth of the pressure vessel. By locating the metallic skirt member which functions to support the bladder such that the top of the skirt forms a dam for containing the weld which secures the cap member interior to the uppermost edge of the pressure vessel, the possibility of weld fragments falling into the bladder causing damage to the latter is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1985
    Assignee: The Normand Trust
    Inventor: Jacques H. Mercier
  • Mug
    Patent number: D279948
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Assignee: Mepal Service B.V.
    Inventor: Johan H. Weernink