Patents Represented by Law Firm Blum, Moscovitz, Friedman & Kaplan
  • Patent number: 4165557
    Abstract: An apparatus for trimming and securing parallel lead electronic components inserted in a printed circuit substrate is provided. The apparatus includes a selectively rotatable driving assembly selectively displaceable towards an electronic component inserted into a printed circuit substrate, a lead bending assembly mounted on the driving assembly for bending the leads, and a cutting assembly mounted on the bending assembly for cutting the leads, the bending and cutting assemblies actuated by displacement of the driving assembly. The apparatus may include a sub-assembly for disposal of chips removed from the leads during cutting and a detection sub-assembly for detecting the presence of an inserted electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1979
    Assignee: Tokyo Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Taguchi, Kotaro Harigane, Tetsuro Ito
  • Patent number: 4165687
    Abstract: A small-sized printing apparatus which operates at a low noise level and provides good printing quality includes a plurality of printing rings, each having type characters on the peripheral surface thereof. The printing rings are mounted on a shaft which reciprocates for the purpose of bringing a selected character on each of the rings to a printing position. The shaft reciprocates through forward and reverse directions of rotation. An inking roll transfers ink intermittently to the type characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1979
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Suwa Seikosha, Shinshu Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Chikao Tezuka
  • Patent number: 4164843
    Abstract: A circuit structure for an electronic watch including a metallic lead plate which is overlapped on a circuit base plate and circuit case is provided. The metallic lead plate and circuit base plate are formed with receiving openings in regions of the circuit base plate requiring electrical connections and electronic elements for receiving projections formed on the circuit case for securing the lead plate and circuit base plate to the circuit case. The circuit base plate and circuit case are formed with cutting openings corresponding to portions of the lead plate to be cut through the cutting openings whereby the unsecured portion of the lead plate may be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1979
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Suwa Seikosha
    Inventor: Motoyuki Fujimori
  • Patent number: 4165494
    Abstract: A bi-state linear amplifier is provided which, in response to a first state of a control signal, functions as a linear amplifier, and in response to a second state of a control signal, is cut off to define a high output impedance. The amplifier includes a control circuit responsive to relatively low-current control signals for selectively opening and closing the internal amplification circuit of the amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1979
    Assignee: Circuit Technology Incorporated
    Inventor: Barry E. Becker
  • Patent number: 4164181
    Abstract: An improved printer comprising a plurality of character rings provided with a plurality of characters on the respective peripheries thereof and corresponding pluralities of ratchet wheels and pawls. Each ratchet wheel is radially mounted on a character ring and a corresponding pawl is oscillatably mounted for engaging its corresponding ratchet at a preselected interval for stopping its associated character ring when a selected character is located at a predetermined position. Guides are provided for determining the constancy of oscillation of the pawls. Each pawl is spring driven into engagement with a corresponding ratchet wheel and a normal bias toward a corresponding ratchet wheel is provided. A releasable restraint acts oppositely to the bias on the pawl for normally preventing the pawl from engaging with its corresponding ratchet wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1979
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Suwa Seikosha, Shinshu Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Seiji Hanaoka
  • Patent number: 4162608
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece including a phase circuit for advancing and/or delaying the phase of the frequency signals to thereby regulate the frequency thereof is provided. The electronic timepiece includes an oscillator for producing a high frequency time standard signal and a divider circuit having a series-connected chain of frequency divider stages, at least one of the divider stages in response to the application of the high frequency time standard signal to the divider circuit producing a timekeeping signal. A display is adapted to display time in response to said timekeeping signal applied thereto. The phase changing circuit is series-connected in the series-connected divider chain to thereby apply an intermediate frequency signal from the divider stage just prior thereto to the next divider stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1979
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Suwa Seikosha
    Inventor: Shinji Morozumi
  • Patent number: 4162176
    Abstract: A semiconductor device for use as a non-volatile semiconductor memory is provided with a floating gate formed by ion implantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1979
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Suwa Seikosha
    Inventor: Akihito Tsuda
  • Patent number: 4161912
    Abstract: A miniature printer especially suitable for use in a small calculator or the like, utilizes the energy released from a spring storage means to power the printing, paper feeding, and inking operations. The energy is stored by the spring from either manual operation or motor power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1979
    Assignees: Shinshu Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Kabushiki Kaisha Suwa Seikosha
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Usui, Kozo Kodaira
  • Patent number: 4161042
    Abstract: A light-weight, universally sized prosthetic applicance for supporting a person having a residual limb. The prosthetic limb includes a socket adapted to define a selectively adjustable sleeve for receiving and securing a residual limb therein. The adjustable sleeve includes an ischial bearing member for supporting the person's weight. An elongated support member is adjustably and releaseably secured to the socket for selectively adjusting the length of the prosthetic limb and the utility thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1979
    Assignee: BHN, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh V. Cottingham, Joseph Scrocco
  • Patent number: 4159622
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece having a main oscillator circuit and also having a secondary oscillator circuit for reducing the effect therefore of temperature on the accuracy of the timepiece is provided. The main oscillator circuit includes a first time standard and produces a high frequency time standard signal having a first frequency rate that is determined at least in part by the temperature characteristic of the first time standard. The secondary oscillator circuit includes a second time standard and produces second high frequency time standard signals having a second predetermined frequency determined at least in part by the temperature characteristic of the second time standard. Phase detection circuitry is provided for producing a phase detection signal in response to detecting a predetermined frequency difference in phase between the first and second high frequency time standard signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1979
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Suwa Seikosha
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Akahane
  • Patent number: 4159047
    Abstract: A liquid-oil feeder is provided for supplying various metered amounts of oil to a plurality of regions. The feeder has a tank of oil and an oil pick-up chamber reciprocating in and out of the supply of oil. The chamber contacts a transfer plate and a longitudinally adjustable rod displaces the oil from the chamber to the transfer plate. The metered amount of oil then flows from the transfer plate through a spout to an outlet leading to an oil line for carrying the oil to the various regions. A plurality of such chambers and transfer plates, displaced as a unit and each associated with a separate adjustable rod and outlet, may be provided. The feeder is capable of supplying oil in a continuous flow of droplets and also has flushing apparatus for supplying a stream of oil to various regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1979
    Assignee: Uniwave, Inc.
    Inventors: John Baumann, Abraham Abrams, Marvin Broitman
  • Patent number: 4156400
    Abstract: An animal feces disposal device is provided. The device includes a thin flexible sheet of water repellent material which has a stiffening member centrally mounted to it. A drawstring running about the periphery of the sheet serves to close the sheet after use. The stiffening member is arranged so that the feces will be centrally positioned within the device to avoid any hand contact by the user. After use the device may be disposed of as a unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1979
    Assignee: Marvin Migdal
    Inventor: Jerome Migdal
  • Patent number: 4153106
    Abstract: The 1st type of parallel flow evaporator, comprising an upper tank and a lower tank, a plurality of flat pipes communicating said upper and lower tanks, fins inserted between each of said flat pipes, having an outlet pipe and an inlet pipe respectively, said outlet pipe being inserted into the innermost of said upper tank and provided with bores at respective positions above each of said flat pipes, and said outlet and inlet pipes are respectively inserted on the windward of said upper and lower tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1979
    Assignee: Nihon Radiator Co., Ltd. (Nihon Rajieeta Kabushiki Kaisha)
    Inventors: Noriaki Sonoda, Kiyoshi Koike
  • Patent number: 4152982
    Abstract: A miniature printer especially for use in a small calculator or the like, of the type in which a plurality of character wheels are carried on a rotating drive shaft. The speed of rotation of the drive shaft can be varied so that its speed during character selection is different from that during the resetting of the character wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1979
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Suwa Seikosha, Shinshu Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hitoshi Mikoshiba, Chikao Tezuka
  • Patent number: 4152768
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus with calendar is provided incorporating calculation circuitry and a display portion for displaying the up to thirty-one dates in a month and a day of the week so that a user is provided with a visual indication representative of the day of the week and the date of the month. The date of the month may be directly indicated or indicated indirectly by the day of the week indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Assignee: Shinshu Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Katsumi Kuriya
  • Patent number: 4150761
    Abstract: A cup for use with a bottle to cover a threaded bottle cap having a roughened outer surface is formed with a plurality of inwardly projecting ribs which force-fit into engagement with the roughened surface of the bottle cap. At least two of the ribs are formed with a projecting seat for securing over the bottle cap. When the cup is seated in position on the bottle cap, the cup and bottle cap may be rotatably displaced as a unit to unscrew the bottle cap from the bottle. The cup can be separated from the bottle cap while the bottle cap remains on the bottle by pulling the cup away from the bottle cap, thereby allowing the bottle cap to be removed separately from the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1979
    Assignee: Schenley Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Herbert Collins
  • Patent number: 4149610
    Abstract: An acoustic headset having a pair of elongated channel structures for carrying sound tubes which are provided with ear pieces situated adjacent upper end regions of the channel structures. These channel structures have distant from their upper end regions, respectively, lower end regions interconnected with each other by way of a connecting structure which forms a continuous, elongated, one-piece body with the pair of channel structures. The connecting structure interconnects the pair of channel structures for movement toward and away from each other while a releasable holding structure is connected with the pair of channel structures for releasably holding them at a selected distance from each other, so that in this way it is possible for the ear pieces to be accommodated to the distance between the ears of a given individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Assignee: Instrument Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Robert F. Saiya, Gerald J. Gottlieb, Samuel J. Kravis
  • Patent number: 4150265
    Abstract: A self-closing hinge with a concealed switch is provided. The hinge has a cam follower formed on a movable member which rides on a cam formed in a stationary member, causing the movable member to move up and down with respect to the stationary member, as the movable member is pivoted about on axis defined by the stationary member. An actuator button mounted in the stationary member abuts a projection on the movable member at a predetermined position of the movable member for actuating a switch assembly concealed within the stationary member. The switch assembly may be used to activate a variety of circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Assignee: Buildex Incorporated
    Inventor: Dermot Holden
  • Patent number: 4149356
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for placing finished disc records in envelopes and stacking the thus-filled envelopes include pushing, by a suitable push pin, a finished record along a predetermined substantially straight path into an empty envelope which is held at the latter path by way of a releasable holding structure capable of being actuated to drop the filled envelope onto a stack of filled envelopes after each envelope receives a finished record. The empty envelopes are derived from a stack of empty envelopes situated beside the stack of filled envelopes. These stacks of empty and filled envelopes are arranged beside each other in a direction which is transverse with respect to the path along which each finished record is pushed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Assignee: Lened, Inc.
    Inventor: Leonard Palmer
  • Patent number: 4148184
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece having a main oscillator circuit including a first quartz crystal vibrator as a time standard and also having a secondary oscillator circuit including a further quartz crystal vibrator as a time standard for reducing the affect of temperature on the accuracy of the timepiece by utilizing the different temperature characteristics of the respective time standards is provided. The main oscillator circuit produces a high frequency time standard signal having a first frequency rate that is determined, at least in part, by the temperature characteristic of the first time standard, which characteristic includes an inflection peak at a specific temperature. The second oscillator circuit produces a second high frequency time standard signal having a second predetermined frequency, determined, at least in part, by the temperature characteristic of the second time standard being distinct from that of the first time standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1979
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Suwa Seikosha
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Akahane, Shinji Morozumi