Patents Represented by Attorney C. B. Patti
  • Patent number: 5590597
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for a printing cylinder in a printing press is provided. The apparatus includes a tapered bearing housing sleeve 12 adapted for axial insertion into, and retraction out of, a tapered bore 30 formed in a support frame 20 for the printing cylinder. The tapered bearing housing sleeve 12 has an outer circumferential surface 26 which is generally conically shaped forming only part of a cone and an inner core which has a cylindrically shaped bore 34 disposed therein. The tapered bearing housing sleeve 12 has an end with a flanged tip 32 for limiting the axial movement of the tapered housing sleeve within the tapered bore 30. The mounting apparatus further includes a generally annular-shaped bearing 14 which is disposed within the cylindrically shaped bore 34 of the tapered bearing housing sleeve 12. The generally annular-shaped bearing 14 is defined by an inner ring 38 and an outer ring 40 and a plurality of anti-friction elements 42 disposed between the inner ring and the outer ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Frank A. Balow
  • Patent number: 5586178
    Abstract: An interface (204) for an automatic call distributor (102) which connects incoming telephone calls to selected ones of a plurality of agents provides communications with a host computer (108). An agent (112) communicates to the automatic call distributor (102) through a host terminal (104) connected to the host computer (108). The interface (204) permits the agent (112) to request the assistance of a supervisor (116), to initiate an emergency and to repeat an announcement. The interface (204) receives signals from the host computer (108) via a data link (110). The signals being representative of the desired function requested by the agent (112). The interface (204) conditions the signals for proper receipt by the automatic call distributor (102) such that the automatic call distributor (102) performs the requested function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Peter J. Koenig, David L. Blaha
  • Patent number: 5579368
    Abstract: A switch sentry device (22) having a digital telephony switch (SCX, 16), a device (24) for processing information, a device (24, 34) for simulating a call from the processing device (24) to the switch (SCX, 16), a device (SCX, 16) responsive to the call simulating device (24, 34) for simulating a primary ringing line (36) from the switch (SCX, 16) to the processing device (24), a device (SCX, 16) responsive to the call simulating device (24, 34) for simulation an alternate ringing line (38) from the switch (SCX, 16) to the processing device (24), and a device (24) for determining an inoperative condition of the switch (SCX, 16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Paul van Berkum
  • Patent number: 5560295
    Abstract: A printing device (10) for a printing press (12) having a cylinder (14) having at least one journal (16 or 18) extending from an end (20 or 22) of the cylinder (14), and a bearing (30 or 32) on the journal (16 or 18) and having an inner edge (44 or 46) located in the range of 1/16 inches to 11/2 inches from the end (20 or 22) of the cylinder (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Frank A. Balow, Robert C. Kiamco
  • Patent number: 5559794
    Abstract: A telecommunication system (10) with a distributed processor architecture having a central control processor (14) and a plurality of subprocessor controlled peripheral circuits (13) through which the central control processor (14) receives information and affects the central control of the telecommunication system (10), a selective remote interface assembly (11) which determines the operating state of the telecommunication system (10) and is connected with a single connection modem (30) and in which the selective remote interface assembly (11) selectively obtains a relatively full featured user through the single connection modem (30) when it is determined that the telecommunication system (10) is in an on-line state and to obtain a relatively limited user interface through the single connection modem (30) when it is determined that the telecommunication system (10) is in an off-line state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Willis, Daniel A. Mershon, Boris Dubinsky
  • Patent number: 5555297
    Abstract: An automatic call distributor reporting system (100) and method is provided wherein data reports representative of operation of an automatic call distributor (ACD) (102) are transmitted to a remote electronic display device, such as a pager (120) or telephone (126), over a telephone network (118). The ACD (102) collects data relating to its operation in a well known manner and sends the data to a data reporting system which formats the data for proper transmission by the telephone network (118). The data reporting system comprises a data reporting computer (110) for organizing the data into data reports which are designed for each supervisor. Each report with an unique supervisor identification number is then sent to a remote maintenance computer (112). The remote maintenance computer (112) matches the supervisor identification number with a table in a pager database (116) which contains a table for each supervisor. The old data report is erased from the table and the new data report is entered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Victor V. Ochy P., Jeffrey D. Hodson
  • Patent number: 5555213
    Abstract: An interface circuit (100) for interfacing an electronic device, such as a microprocessor (102), operating at a device clock speed and a finite synchronous state machine (104) comprised of a D-type flip-flop (106) and a synchronous state machine (108), which are operating at a state clock speed, is provided. The device clock speed being capable of being greater than the state clock speed. The interface circuit.degree. (100) comprises an input circuit, which may comprise a first NAND gate (120), connected to a latch circuit which may comprise interconnected second and third NAND gates (124) and (126). The input circuit and latch circuit store an input signal (121) received from the electronic device and transmit the input signal (121) to the flip-flop (106) when the synchronous state machine (108) is ready to accept further input signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Steven T. DeLong
  • Patent number: 5553542
    Abstract: A control system for a web (10) in a printing press (12) having a device (20) for applying pressure to lateral locations of the web (10) intermediate side edges (22a and 22b) of the web (10), and a device (14) for controlling the pressure applying device (20) to apply a selected amount of pressure to the web (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Jackson, Andrew L. Moore, Thaddeus A. Niemiro
  • Patent number: 5546456
    Abstract: A telecommunication system (10) having an automatic call distributor (12) with a multiport switch (14) controlled by a central control processing unit (16) in conjunction with a main memory (18) and in which the automatic call distributor (12) is coupled with an external telephonic network (26) having external telephonic units (22) for automatically distributing outdialed calls answered at the external units (22) to an agent telephonic unit (20) and for automatically distributing inbound calls received at the multiport switch (14) for the external units (22) to the agent telephonic unit (20), the automatic call distributor (12) is coupled with a tandem computer (34) which determines the pacing of outdialed calls by coordinating the number of outdial calls made with the number of inbound calls received to reduce the average incoming call waiting time due to excessive distribution of outdialed calls to the agent telephonic unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Vilsoet, Bernard J. McGourty
  • Patent number: 5544232
    Abstract: An automatic call distributor (20) connected with a plurality of agent telephonic sets (12) for audio communication with customers at customer telephonic sets (16) of an external telephonic switching system (18), visual displays (32) on the agent telephonic sets (12) for display of information concerning customers with an automated preannouncement system (10) having a hard disk (25) for storing preannouncement voice messages in a voice of a particular agent, a sign-in code stored in a main memory (24) of the automatic call distributor (20) associated with the particular agent, a key pad (34) at the agent sets (12) for entering in a sign-in code, and a digital audio source card circuit (30) for playing a preannouncement voice message received from the hard disk (25) in the voice of the particular agent associated with the sign-in code to a customer at a customer set (16) connected by the automatic call distributor (20) to the agent set (12) at which the sign-in code of the particular agent has been entered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel F. Baker, Joseph C. Steinlicht, Thomas S. Holtaway
  • Patent number: 5540390
    Abstract: A spray bar assembly (10) for a printing press (12) having a source of liquid, at least one nozzle (42) communicating with the source, a pair of opposed elongated side walls housing the nozzle (42), a support member extending along the side walls, and an end baffle extending between the side walls near an end of the side walls, with the baffle being movably mounted on the support member to longitudinally adjust the position of the baffle relative to the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas W. Orzechowski, Thaddeus A. Niemiro
  • Patent number: 5539818
    Abstract: A telephone console (10) for use in a telephonic call distribution system (12) for selectively interconnecting a plurality of telephonic units (16) of an external telephonic network (18) with a plurality of consoles (10) of the system, a prerecorded voice message system having a portable voice message storage unit (40) with a recorded voice message, a connector module (26) for releasable connection with the portable voice message unit (40) and a microprocessor (20) programmed to control the playing back of a recorded message to a console (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Rockwell Internaional Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Zdenek, David A. Marcinkiewicz, Andrew C. Capigatti, Earl L. Smith
  • Patent number: 5535270
    Abstract: An automatic call distributor 16 and method for routing incoming telephone calls from a central office telephone switching system 14 to a plurality of agent stations 18 and 20 and for providing different types of audio communications, preferably music, to incoming telephone calls based on the gate 28 and 30 through which the telephone calls are routed are provided. The automatic call distributor 16 includes a control computer 24 for routing incoming telephone calls to the gates 28 and 30. Music sources 38 and 40 generate predetermined types of music in response to the control computer 24. The music sources 38 and 40 are connected to the gates 28 and 30, respectively, to provide the predetermined types of music to incoming telephone calls routed through the respective gates 28 and 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Lonnie R. Doremus, David L. Blaha
  • Patent number: 5533109
    Abstract: A telecommunication system (11) having a private branch exchange (PBX) (10) with a multiport switch (12) controlled by a central control processing unit (14) and an associated PBX memory (16) for directing telephonic calls to terminate at identified ones of a plurality of PBX internal telephonic units (22) placed at predetermined positions of the multiport switch (12), a user modifiable PBX terminating call feature controller (30) which stores a call handling feature script in memory (16) defining call handling operations for telephonic calls directed to an identified PBX internal telephonic unit (22) and a system administration unit (24) coupled with the central control processing unit (14) of the PBX (10) for modifying the call handling feature script through employment of commands entered at the system administration unit (24) at the PBX (10) to alter the call handling operations of telephonic calls terminating at the identified PBX internal telephonic unit (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel F. Baker
  • Patent number: 5526417
    Abstract: An automatic call distributor (20) having a multiport switch (22) controlled by a central processing unit (26) in conjunction with a main memory (24) for connecting calls made from customers at customer telephonic units (16) through an external telephonic switching network (18) with agents stationed at a plurality of agent telephonic sets (12) coupled with the call distributor (20), an automated port conversation announcement system having a hard disk (25) for storing a postconversation voice messages in the voice of a particular agent stationed at an agent telephonic set (12), and a digital audio source card circuit (30) for playing a postconversation voice message in the voice of the particular agent to the customer at the customer telephonic unit (16) connected with the agent telephonic unit (12) in response to a disconnection from the agent telephonic set (12) at which the particular agent is stationed of a two way voice path established between the multiport switch (22) and the agent telephonic set (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony J. Dezonno
  • Patent number: 5522586
    Abstract: Continuous web-fed rotary tuck and jaw type folding apparatus, typically for high speed periodical, catalogue or newspaper production, is speedily and readily convertible to produce differently page sized and differently folded signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Robert M. Bennett, Ian Douglas
  • Patent number: 5434981
    Abstract: A digital signal processing system for interfacing with a central control having at least a control port. The system has a control processor having an interface port connected to the control port of the central control. The control processor also has at least first, second and third ports. At least first, second and third kernel processors for running software application tasks have first, second and third ports connected to the first, second and third ports of the control processor, respectively, each of the kernel processors having a plurality of channel ports connected to a bus for providing a plurality of channels. The control processor in response to data received from the central control establishes one of a plurality of software application tasks in each of the kernel processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: John P. Lenihan, Anthony J. Dezonno
  • Patent number: 5423260
    Abstract: A device (10) for heating ink on a printed web (12) from a printing press (14) having a tunnel (16) defining a chamber (18) which has an inlet (20) for introducing the web (12) into the chamber (18), and an outlet (22) for removing the web (12) from the chamber (18). The device (10) has a microwave power source (24) for introducing microwave energy in the chamber (18) in order to heat the web (12) and heat set inks on tile web (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Ira B. Goldberg, Ragy Isaac
  • Patent number: 5400327
    Abstract: An automatic call distribution system (10) with a computer controlled (14) multiport switch (12) provided with groups of remote data terminals (56) and remote internal telephonic units (54) which communicate with local data terminals (28), local internal telephonic units (22) and external telephonic units (18) of an external telephonic network (20) through the multiport switch (12) by means of local and remote internal telephonic multiplexing equipment (38 and 52) and local and remote wireless transceivers (44 and 48) to enable wireless expansion of the system (10) with the addition of remote units (54 and 56).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony J. Dezonno
  • Patent number: 5392329
    Abstract: An automatic call distribution system (10) with a multiport switch (12) which selectively interconnects telephonic units (16) of an internal network with a plurality of external units (13) of an external telephonic network (14) having an emergency recording system (11) with at least one recorder (18) interconnected with a port of the switch (12), establishing an informational group of units (14), an emergency key (32) on the console (30) of the unit (16) for requesting the recording of a call connected with the unit (16) in which a recorder (18) from a corresponding group is assigned to record the call at the requesting unit (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Adams, Brian J. Shapley, Pramela M. Ittoop