Patents Represented by Law Firm C. J. Fildes & Co.
  • Patent number: 5612796
    Abstract: A photographic film preparation workstation for supplying a high speed photographic printer and an index printer with film image computational data and film encoded data includes a film motion controller subsystem for controlling film movement, a film code reader subsystem for reading optically encoded film data, a magnetics reader subsystem for reading magnetically encoded film data, a film scanner subsystem for scanning film image data and generating a scanned image signal, a magnetics writer subsystem for optionally writing magnetic data to new format films, and a workstation controller in communication with the workstation subsystems for organizing, storing, and distributing subsystem signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Bradley C. DeCook, Thomas J. Murray
  • Patent number: 5579570
    Abstract: An apparatus for preloading a bearing set that supports a pinion shaft in a differential gear assembly includes a low torque drive assembly for rotating the pinion shaft connected to a high torque drive assembly for tightening a pinion nut. A sensor assembly measures the drag torque of the rotating pinion shaft as the pinion shaft nut is being tightened to indicate bearing preload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Trio Tool Company
    Inventor: Duane J. Bonvallet
  • Patent number: 5575479
    Abstract: A projectile impact indicating target for sport shooting includes a frame, a projectile impact sensor mounted on the frame for sensing projectile impact, and an impact indicator releasably restrained by the projectile impact sensor for indicating projectile impact with the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Nu-Tech & Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Ayres
  • Patent number: 5564484
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a colour-marking arrangement in the cutting flange of timber harvester. The arrangement includes a flange (1) with a carrier (6, 7), an adapted pipework (4), a series of channels (12) formed to the carrier (6, 7) and connected to the pipework (4), which ends opposite to the connector connections (11). The pipework (4) is formed from a separate component (4, 9, 10) from the flange (1), and is adapted to be set into the flange (1) in a space (3) reserved for it in the same way as the flange (1) is set into the carrier (6, 7) by means of a longitudinal movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Inventor: Lauri K. Ketonen
  • Patent number: 5561491
    Abstract: A photographic processing apparatus including recirculation of processing solution is provided with a variable loop additive control system comprising a treatment container in which additive solids, pastes or fluids are introduced and through which a controlled volume of processing solution is circulated from and back to the recirculating system loop. The secondary loop of the additive system allows control of the flow of processing solution through the treatment container so that the mixing of the additive into the processing solution may be controlled at a desired rate and the additive is not excessively utilized or dissipated. Various arrangements for connecting a secondary additive loop to the primary loop of a recirculating processing solution system are illustrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John H. Rosenburgh, David L. Patton, Ralph L. Piccinino, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5559379
    Abstract: An alternator assembly for use with a port fuel injected internal combustion engine including a battery charging system is driven by a turbine assembly mounted in a variable air intake or throttle valve assembly and converts the change in kinetic energy provided by the inlet combustion air movement across the turbine assembly into rotational movement which drives an electrical generating assembly or alternator to generate current which can be used to supplement a conventional vehicle battery charging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: Nartron Corporation
    Inventor: Mark G. Voss
  • Patent number: 5555956
    Abstract: An improved motor driven centrifugal refrigerant compressor is disclosed having a housing enclosing a motor, control electronics and moving parts of the compressor, and a fluid pathway for circulating a mixture of low pressure refrigerant and a lubricant around the pathway, the pathway including a lubricant concentrator for coalescing the lubricant of the mixture to lubricate moving parts of the compressor and the pathway also including a convective heat transfer region to cool the motor and control electronics within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Assignee: Nartron Corporation
    Inventors: Mark G. Voss, William O. Harvey
  • Patent number: 5556101
    Abstract: A betting game employing a first pair of dice or their equivalent for producing a random first set of numbers S1 is disclosed. The betting game includes a playing surface, at least one player station including a first betting zone and a second betting zone. The first betting zone includes an indicia marked on the playing surface representing a second numerical set S2 corresponding to the total of the first pair of dice and the second betting zone includes an indicia marked on the playing surface representing a third numerical set S3 mutually exclusive of the second set S2 and corresponding to the total of the first pair of dice. The betting game includes a dealer station having a first dice spinner for spinning the first pair of dice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Inventor: Sarmad S. Jabro
  • Patent number: 5546196
    Abstract: A system for use in a photofinishing station wherein photographic prints from photographic film frame images are generated. The system enables the station to process a filmstrip including a magnetic strip, and includes a digital scanner for generating scanned film frame image signals, a magnetic reader module for generating read magnetic strip information signals, and a processing device in communication with the digital scanner and magnetic reader module for adapting the image and information signals for use in the photofinishing station. The system also enables existing photofinishers to read magnetics on film, create in-depth prints, and automatically classify negatives by augmenting their existing equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert D. Huot, John J. Acello
  • Patent number: 5544484
    Abstract: A turboalternator and air flow control assembly for mounting on a combustion air intake of an internal combustion engine comprises a body having an inlet and an outlet defining an air flow path, a nozzle carrier in the body defining a plurality of turbine nozzles spaced arcuately about and generally parallel with a central axis, the nozzles having inlet and outlet ends and forming a portion of the air flow path, a rotor mounted in the body on bearings for rotation on the central axis, the rotor driving an electric generator and including a turbine wheel having blades axially adjacent and radially aligned with said nozzles, a bypass passage in the body and connecting the inlet and outlet separately from the nozzles, and a bypass valve in the bypass passage and operable to control air flow through said bypass passage. Various embodiments including concentric or parallel bypass passage arrangements and having axial or radial gap alternators with permanent magnet rotors are featured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: Nartron Corporation
    Inventors: Mark G. Voss, Gregory E. Peterson, William O. Harvey, Randall L. Perrin
  • Patent number: 5540000
    Abstract: A photosensitive material dryer apparatus including a drying chamber and a first drying application device wherein a photosensitive material having a photosensitive material conductivity drying profile is dried following a wet chemical process includes a sensor for electronically measuring and sensing the conductivity of the photosensitive material, and a controller in communication with the sensor and the drying application device for regulating the drying application device based on the sensed conductivity of the photosensitive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John H. Rosenburgh, Heath A. Dowling, Joseph A. Manico, David L. Patton, Ralph L. Piccinino, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5540400
    Abstract: A universal film thrusting cartridge includes a tab connected to a fixed diameter spool core and connectable with a filmstrip of optional length, the tab being sized for use with the shortest filmstrip and trimable to fit longer filmstrips so that when wound within the cartridge the film roll has a prescribed outer diameter at the leading outer end. The trimable tab avoids different core sizes for each filmstrip length in order to obtain the prescribed outer roll diameter needed to match the cartridge wall and allow thrusting of the film out of the cartridge on reverse winding of the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Harry A. Gorman, Rodney J. Grusetski
  • Patent number: 5540533
    Abstract: A mass discharger for discharging a bulk mass from a container, such as a silo. The discharger includes a scraper conveyor jointed next to the edge of the side of the discharge end of the container and extending essentially the length of the container and over the edge. The scraper conveyor includes an endless conveyor chain having attached scrapers and a second joint between longitudinal ends of the chain such that the scraper conveyor rests against the discharge side and the bottom of the container while it is emptying it from the upper surface of the bulk mass. The discharger includes lifting devices for raising the scraper conveyor to an upper position for filling of the silo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Inventor: Kalevi Eskelinen
  • Patent number: 5538132
    Abstract: A compact, low-cost laminar disposable package and manufacture therefor, for use in surgical procedures. Such packages are used by medical personnel as convenient magnetic receptacles and use stations to receive medical sharps at point of use and, upon closure, the packages guard against chance loss of needles and other sharps while also guarding against injuries incidental to the disposal of surgical-medical sharps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Tri-State Hospital Supply Corp.
    Inventors: Donald J. Propp, Jerry H. Roberts
  • Patent number: 5531262
    Abstract: The delivery unit includes a transfer member in the form of a linear transfer plunger or slide that acts to transfer controlled amounts of lubricant from a loading chamber to a delivery chamber for delivery by air pressure to the casting apparatus. Various delivery units are included arranged in three groups having similar characteristics including a charge control mechanism and the form of the transfer plunger. Various arrangements of die casting apparatus with a lubricant delivery unit for delivering lubricant into selected locations of a die casting machine are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Inventor: Lewis G. Freeman
  • Patent number: 5529111
    Abstract: The delivery unit includes a transfer member in the form of two aligned plungers that act to transfer controlled amounts of lubricant from a loading chamber to a delivery chamber for delivery by air pressure to the casting apparatus. The volume of lubricant transferred is controlled by a charge control mechanism interconnecting the plungers for adjusting the distance between the plunger ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Inventor: Lewis G. Freeman
  • Patent number: 5526954
    Abstract: The invention, which relates to an injection-molded plastic bucket with a bottom, a wall expanding conically from there to the upper edge and a carrying handle, where the upper edge of the wall is provided with receiving elements for a carrying handle at diametrically opposite points, and a process for manufacturing an injection-molded plastic bucket, is based on the task of specifying a plastic bucket and a process for its manufacture, of which the technical outlay and, thus, the mold costs can be reduced and of which the universal utility of the molds can be improved, this task being solved in that the plastic bucket is molded in one piece, where the carrying handle is located in the parting surface between the hollow mold and the female mold during molding, the carrying handle is at least indirectly connected to the remaining bucket body via ties designed as predetermined breaking points, and pins protruding outwards are integrally molded on the upper edge at the locations of the receiving elements, these
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Jokey Plastik Wipperfurth GmbH
    Inventor: Robert G. Georgiadis
  • Patent number: 5524702
    Abstract: The delivery unit includes a transfer member in the form of a linear transfer plunger that acts to transfer controlled amounts of lubricant from a loading chamber to a delivery chamber for delivery by air pressure to the casting apparatus. The volume of lubricant transferred is controlled by a charge control mechanism having a charge control plunger disposed below an inlet for the lubricant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Inventor: Lewis G. Freeman
  • Patent number: 5524701
    Abstract: The delivery unit for delivering includes a transfer member in the form of a linear transfer plunger that acts to transfer controlled amounts of lubricant from a loading chamber to a delivery chamber for delivery by air pressure to the casting apparatus. The volumes of lubricant transferred is controlled by a charge control mechanism having a charge control plunger disposed below the delivery chamber for delivering lubricant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Inventor: Lewis G. Freeman
  • Patent number: 5516228
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a spreading device (1) for a mass substance used in road construction, which is intended to be used as an accessory to a machine (2) equipped with a lifting boom (35), and which includes a feed silo (22) for the mass to be spread and an opening (17), through which the mass flows onto the road, field, or similar.The device includesan attachment counterpiece (9) located on a joint (36) at the rear of the device, which permits the spreading device (1) to bend freely when seen from the side, and to which the boom (35) of the machine (2) is attached,support wheels (5) that turn around a vertical joint axle (11) in front of the opening (17), anda roller wheel (6) or other pre-compaction member behind the opening (17) in order to pre-compact the spread mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Inventor: Esa Maantynen