Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Bauer & Schaffer
  • Patent number: 5931283
    Abstract: The invention relates to a scraper-chain assembly for scraper-chain conveyors, in particular central or double central scraper-chain conveyors, having a scraper connection to horizontal chain links of the single-strand or two-strand chain assembly. Vertical chain links hooked into the horizontal chain links are provided with longitudinal limbs which have a non-round cross-section, and whose thickness dimension is smaller than that of nose parts of these chain links that connect the longitudinal limbs. For the scraper connection, the scrapers have coupling and locking pins, which extend through internal openings of the horizontal chain links, between the hooked-in vertical chain links and which protrude from the internal openings to form locking pieces which serve to secure the scrapers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: DBT Deutsche Bergbau--Technik GmbH
    Inventor: Hans Meya
  • Patent number: 5927924
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hopper discharging and charging plate conveyor with automatic weighing and apportioning device for bulk materials of all types, there being arranged in the conveying path of the plate conveyor (1) a weighing station (15) which is formed by a weighing bridge which is displaced on load cells (16) or the like and, during conveying operation, determines the bearing weight of the loaded conveying belt by way of repeated measurements. In order to achieve precise weighing results, the horizontal tensile forces of the drawing elements (6), which comprise flat-link chains for example, are isolated from the vertical bearing forces measured at the weighing bridge, this resulting from the fact that the drawing elements (6) are connected to the plate elements (7) of the plate conveyor so as to be freely movable to a limited extent in the vertical direction, and this connection preferably being made via transverse bolts with vertical play in the bolt holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Besta GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Friedrich Kemmer, Hendrik Schnelle, Adolf Ulzhofer
  • Patent number: 5925859
    Abstract: A landing control system comprising an elongated nonmagnetic strip extending vertically along the length of the shaft, having along its length, at predetermined sites, magnetic adhesive tape containing coded information. A sensor for reading the coded information is mounted on the exterior of the elevator car grasping the nonmagnetic strip by a pair of tape guides, the guides being spaced as to permit the centrally located magnetic adhesive tape to pass freely into the sensing area without, while avoiding contact with the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Interface Products Co., Inc.
    Inventors: George Miller, Michael Miller
  • Patent number: 5920983
    Abstract: An electrostatic supporting type acceleration detecting gyro apparatus is formed as an active type so as to be able to positively cancel a displacement of a gyro rotor. Control DC voltages for generating electrostatic supporting forces and displacement detection AC voltages for detecting a displacement of gyro rotor are applied to electrostatic supporting electrodes, and mechanism control circuits detect displacement indicating voltage signals (P.sub.1A) through (P.sub.4B). A displacement of the gyro rotor and the control DC voltages applied to the electrostatic supporting electrodes are computed based on the displacement detection voltages (P.sub.1A) through (P.sub.4B) outputted from the mechanism control circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Tokimec Inc.
    Inventors: Takao Murakoshi, Takeshi Hojo, Takafumi Nakaishi, Shigeru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 5914076
    Abstract: Flow agent particles, Aluminum Oxide C, are blended with metal oxide phosphor particles in an amount less than or equal to 2% by weight of the phosphor particles. The blended particles are finely sifted, through a 10 micron screen, in a sonic-sifting apparatus. The sifted particles are introduced into a carrier resin, thermoplastic polymers such as polyamide, polyester, and polypropylene, during the melt-stage of an extrusion and pelletizing process, to form pellets in an amount of less than or equal to 30% by weight of the polymer. The pellets are fed, via a volumetric color chip feeder, into a melt extrusion unit to form multi-filament phosphorescent textile yarn in an amount of less than or equal to 10% by volume of the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: The Glo-Tech Corporation
    Inventor: Marc Schloss
  • Patent number: 5906090
    Abstract: An aerating device adapted to be retrofit to existing household lawn mowers comprising a pair of wheels each having a plurality of tines extending therefrom for penetrating a lawn and removing therefrom a section of soil, thereby aerating the lawn. The tines are offset from the center of the wheel to utilize the rotational energy of the wheel and the weight of the lawn mower to penetrate the lawn without the application of additional force by the user. In this manner, a user can simultaneously cut his/her lawn and aerate the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Inventor: Morris Knudsen
  • Patent number: 5907028
    Abstract: A method for making polyesterimide varnishes by polycondensing and imidat a mixture of trimellitic anhydride, 4,4'-diamino-diphenyl methane, glycol, dimethyl terephthalate and glycerol or tris(hydroxyethyl) isocyanurate or optionally p,p'-dihydroxy-diphenyl-dimethyl methane, with a transesterification catalyst added, and subsequently dissolving the resulting polyesterimide resin in an organic solvent with a crosslinking catalyst added, characterized by the feature that 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol and/or 2-butyl-2-ethyl-1,3-propanediol is used as the glycol or as one of the glycols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Assignee: Instytut Chemii Przemyslowej im. Prof. Ignacego Moscickiego ul.
    Inventors: Elzbieta Wardzinska, Piotr Penczek, Jadwiga Stanecka, Barbara L/os-Kuchta, Edward Pl/atek, Krystyna Wiaduch, Wojciech Jewl/oszewicz, Tomasz Jarmulski
  • Patent number: 5904755
    Abstract: A body furniture is provided having one or more air exhaust ports and a built-in air fan. A top plate having one or more air suction port is positioned on the furniture body, and a tornado-based suction unit is removably placed on the one or more of the air suction ports. The tornado-based suction unit includes a cylinder having a window formed through a peripheral wall thereof, and a suction hole formed through at least one of end surfaces of the cylinder connected to a suction side of the air fan. An artificial tornado is generated within the cylinder and collects contaminated air such as the smoke of cigarettes. The collected contaminated air is cleaned. Minus ions or fragrance may be supplied to air sucked from the suction hole to fill a space around the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Tornex, Inc.
    Inventors: Tadashi Kanazashi, Kazumasa Yonedo
  • Patent number: 5899815
    Abstract: A skill based game presented in a bingo format in which a bowler, based on his or her bowling skill level and number of strike frames bowled during a three game session, has an opportunity to successfully complete pre-identified bingo patterns for awards. All entrants pay a fee prior to their league bowling and receive one or more computer generated bingo cards, each containing a matrix of numbers that correspond to individual bowling frame numbers for their three game sessions. In addition, and as a means of equalizing opportunity (handicapping bowlers), free computer generated strike frames may be given on each entrant's bingo card based on the bowlers skill level. An algorithm has been developed which determines the number of free strikes awarded to equalize all skill levels. The number of free strikes given is determined by identified average bracket levels and the system precludes issuance of a winning pattern with free spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Skillball, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Helou, Paul J. Swers, W. Hubert Plummer
  • Patent number: 5899452
    Abstract: A crank assembly has a rotary motor mounted on the top of the trough forming the storage unit in a stacker, the drive shaft of the motor extends parallel to the pathway in which the bank note moves from the acceptor. A first crank member is centrally secured to the drive shaft for rotary motion and a second crank member is freely journalled to the first crank member and to the presser plate at each end, for revolutionary movement in a vertical plane to the pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Coin Bill Validator, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Walsh
  • Patent number: 5884993
    Abstract: A reflector system for lighting fixtures having a frame in which one or more bulbs and a reflector is mounted. The reflector is formed of at least one sheet of PVC. Preferably, the PVC is a single integral member curved to focus the reflected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Inventor: Mitchell Conn
  • Patent number: 5882255
    Abstract: A box like base is hung from the under surface of a table and is slidable outwardly therefrom to a position adjacent the patron. A chimney assembly is mounted in the container and extendible upward in use for capturing tobacco smoke. A fan disposed in the chimney assembly for propelling smoke upwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Inventor: Benjamin Rubin
  • Patent number: 5865880
    Abstract: An air cleaning system having a forced negative pressure generating function is provided for defining a space in a room for utilizing the space as a smoking area or the like in which contaminated air such as smoke is prevented from flowing out of the space and is cleaned. The air cleaning system having a forced negative pressure generating function has an air curtain producing unit having a blow-out port for producing air curtains to surround a predetermined space, an air sucking unit having a suction port open to the predetermined space defined by the air curtains for sucking air in the predetermined space, an air exhausting unit having an exhaust port open to the outside of the predetermined space for exhausting air sucked by the air sucking means to the outside of the predetermined space, an air cleaner unit interposed between the exhaust port and the suction port, and an air cleaner body supported by a plurality of stems for accommodating the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: Tornex, Inc.
    Inventor: Shigeo Matsui
  • Patent number: 5862825
    Abstract: A collapsible walker that includes a front frame, a pair of side frames, and a pair of levers. The front frame has a pair of skewed surfaces. The pair of side frames are hingedly attached to the front frame and are parallel thereto when the collapsible walker is in the closed position and are perpendicular thereto when the collapsible walker is in the open position. The pair of side frames have notches therein with skewed surfaces, with the pair of skewed surfaces of the front frame being vertically movable in the notches. The skewed surfaces of the pair of side frames move relative to the pair of skewed surfaces of the front frame as the collapsible walker is achieving the open position, until such time as it achieves the open position in which the pair of skewed surfaces of the front frame and drop down in the notches and mate with, and abut against, the skewed surfaces therein so as to prevent relative rotation therebetween and further rotation of the pair of side frames in both directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Assignee: Graham-Field, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred Leonard
  • Patent number: 5848710
    Abstract: A vertical post assembly is mounted on a substantially horizontal base and has at the upper end a plurality of spokes upon which the merchandise is hung and a separate continuous ring. The spokes and/or the ring are selectively movable relative to each other between a first position wherein the ring abuts with the end of the spokes preventing removal of the merchandise, and a second position spaced from one or more of the spokes to free the ends thereof, permitting removal of the merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Inventor: Yael Sonia Pomper
  • Patent number: 5845719
    Abstract: An elongated rod is journalled in a housing to reciprocate substantially vertical therefrom and has a cutting blade fixed on the tip of the lower end of the rod. A rotary motor is located at the upper end of the housing and is provided with an eccentric cam for converting the rotary motion into linear reciprocating motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Kioritz Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Matsumoto, Masao Ohkanda
  • Patent number: 5842228
    Abstract: A neck band for holding napkins, bibs and the like on the chest of the user. The neck band is formed of a strip of disposable material, such as paper provided with a tab of self-adhesive material at each end, by which the strip can be attached to the napkin, bib etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Inventor: Harold Krainin
  • Patent number: 5842879
    Abstract: A pair of terminals is provided, each terminal being identical to the other and being formed of an insulating body having a plurality of electrical conductive contacts partially embedded therein. The frontal sections of the contacts are exposed from the surface of the body so that the terminals may be placed into frontal abutment with the conductive contacts in mutual engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Coin Bill Validator, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Walsh, Miroslaw Blaszczec
  • Patent number: 5844758
    Abstract: A VCR player tape cartridge reinsertion device for automatically reinserting a conventional tape cartridge back into a tape input slot in a conventional VCR player after the conventional tape cartridge has rewound and been partially ejected therefrom so as to allow the conventional tape cartridge to automatically record continuously without the need for an endless tape. The device includes a platform, a motor, an upright shaft, and at least one arm. The platform is positioned in close proximity to the tape input slot. The motor is disposed in the platform and has a shaft that extends vertically upwardly therefrom. The upright shaft is vertically-oriented and operatively connected to the shaft of the motor for rotation therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Inventor: Bishop R. L. Williams
  • Patent number: 5836109
    Abstract: A hanging planter having a bowl shaped container and a suspension assembly is provided. The suspension assembly comprises a plurality of stringers the lower ends of which are attached to the rim of the container. The upper end of the stringers are joined together in a rim shaped hub to which is removably connected a hook so that the hook and stringer assembly are rotatable relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Missry Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Kunz, Morris Moskowitz