Patents Represented by Law Firm Cantor and Lessler
  • Patent number: 4575903
    Abstract: A web of fibers delivered from a drawing machine is assembled into a sliver which passes into a guide duct, then passes between takeup rollers into a can coiler. Downwardly inclined air-escape holes are pierced in the wall of the guide duct in order to discharge the air entrained by the sliver. There is consequently no swelling of the sliver on the delivery side of the takeup rollers and no pressure rise towards the guide duct inlet, thereby facilitating the introduction of the web into the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Assignee: Societe Alsacienne de Construction de Material Textile
    Inventor: Roger Gauvain
  • Patent number: 4572457
    Abstract: An emergency lock retractor is equipped with locking means to be actuated in the event of emergency. The locking means includes stationary locking teeth, an interlocking member provided displaceable between a first position where the interlocking member is out of engagement with the locking teeth and an second position where the interlocking member is brought into engagement with the locking teeth and take-up spindle so as to restrain any further rotation of the take-up spindle, a spring member adapted normally to cause the interlocking member to rotate together with the take-up spindle and to bias the interlocking member toward the first position while holding the interlocking member out of engagement with the take-up spindle, a locking member for causing the interlocking member to shift from the first position to the second position; and means permitting the rotation of the locking member in association with the take-up spindle in the event of emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Assignee: NSK-Warner K.K.
    Inventor: Kazumi Hirata
  • Patent number: 4569241
    Abstract: A process of manufacturing at least a nut of a ball-type feed screw and nut system separately from its fastening element and then joining the nut to its fastening element by a connector so as to produce an assembly designed for the specific requirement of each use of the ball-type feed screw and nut system. The invention is used, in particular, in drive devices for machine tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: Ratier-Figeac
    Inventor: Robert Gaiani
  • Patent number: 4566739
    Abstract: Guide rails having a guide section greater in width than in height with rectangular cross-section are provided for a cross-slide guide. Arcuate guide surfaces of sliding pads embrace the guide section in such a manner that they make contact with the two upper longitudinal edges of the guide section and a lower portion of the sliding pads reaches under the guide section with clearance between the two parts. This provision allows the sliding pads to slide smoothly along the guide section and to follow the direction of the guide rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Assignee: Map Mikrofilm Apparatebau Dr. Poehler GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andrzej Walczak
  • Patent number: 4566566
    Abstract: The invention relates to mechanisms for uncoupling two rotating elements. The device includes a positive clutch sliding on a rotating drive element and subjected to the action of a return spring, an energy storage spring stronger than the return spring and designed to disengage the positive clutch, a cam connected to the drive element and designed to tension the energy storage spring, a pawl capable of keeping the energy storage spring tensioned, and an electromagnet intended to actuate uncoupling and connected to the pawl so as to release the energy storage spring. The device is applicable to temporary uncoupling of two coaxial rotating elements in particular in weaving looms, in order to uncouple the crankshaft from the loom and its main motor from the dobby shaft and its auxiliary control motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Assignee: Societe Alsacienne de Construction de Material Textile
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Vuillet
  • Patent number: 4565150
    Abstract: In order to stay the columns in an offshore vessel of the type having two parallel pontoons and an operating platform carried thereby, also with respect to forces tending to displace the pontoons longitudinally in relation to each other, the columns located in the same transverse plane are interconnected by two transverse braces arranged in cruciform close to each other, but lacking direct connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1986
    Assignee: Gotaverken Arendal AB
    Inventor: Hadar Liden
  • Patent number: 4565005
    Abstract: A right-angle index device comprising two unextensible tapes having hook means at one free end, a first mechanism for withdrawing said both tapes by the same length under controlled conditions, a second mechanism for stopping said first mechanism to fix the length of said both tapes at the desired value, a take-up mechanism for rolling up said both tapes through said first and second mechanisms, to which the other ends of said both tapes are fixed, and casing means for accommodating therein said first and second mechanisms and said take-up mechanism and allowing said both tapes to be rolled around said take-up mechanism for withdrawal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1986
    Assignee: Kyowa Kentetsu Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masayasu Naka
  • Patent number: 4565391
    Abstract: A tape-like driving force transmitting member is used in a passive seat belt to guide a webbing automatically between a passenger-restraining position and a passenger-releasing position. A plurality of notches is spacedly formed in at least one side edge of the driving force transmitting member. Owing to the provision of the notches, the driving force transmitting member of this invention can be bent readily not only in its thickness direction but also in its width direction, thereby allowing the driving force transmitting member to move smoothly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1986
    Assignee: NSK-Warner K.K.
    Inventor: Osamu Kawai
  • Patent number: 4559980
    Abstract: Apparatus and a process for injecting steam directly into a product in a processing vessel are described. The apparatus comprises a steam inlet valve (12, 13) operable under steam pressure to inject stem fed through the valve into a product in a processing vessel. Air inlet means (9) are provided for bleeding air at a predetermined pressure into the steam being fed to the steam inlet valve means, the pressure of the air bled into the steam being such that hammering of the steam in the processing vessel is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: T. Giusti & Son Ltd.
    Inventor: Glyn R. Giusti
  • Patent number: 4560861
    Abstract: A condition regulating device for meters for measuring the quantity of motion which have a sensor including a pendulum for sensing vibrations, and components for transmitting the swinging of the pendulum to a display for displaying the swinging of the pendulum as a function of the quantity of motion. The device includes an externally threaded regulating shaft having both its ends rotatably supported on a frame, a movable member designed to be in engagement with the external thread of the shaft and reciprocate axially in association with the rotation of the shaft, a lower limit stopper for the pendulum, which is integral with the movable member, a buffer lever rotatably mounted on the frame, which is designed such that, when the acceleration acting upon the pendulum exceeds a certain value, it buffers the swinging of the pendulum and the other end secured to the other end of the buffer lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: Yamasa Tokei Meter Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuji Kato, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Yukio Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 4556089
    Abstract: A weft-thread mixer device having: general control means; a rocker connected to each distribution finger; a slide and a pusher for putting the corresponding rocker positively into the active position; a slide and a pusher for putting the same rocker positively into the inactive position; thrust rods for connecting an axle of the general control means selectively to the corresponding slides for putting into the active position or for putting into the inactive position, according to one of the two possible positions of the thrust rods; and individual electromagnets controlling the position of each of the thrust rods. The invention can be used on weaving machines where it is necessary to mix the weft threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1985
    Assignee: Societe Alsacienne de Construction de Material Textile
    Inventor: Yves Juillard
  • Patent number: 4555990
    Abstract: A rotary board for serving dishes on, comprises a generally annular base member (2), and a circular board (B) driven by a motor (8) installed in the base member (2).Ball bearing units (5, 5') are mounted between the board (B) and the base (2), which comprise a pair of coaxial ball bearing units (5, 5') the inner rings (4, 4') of which are fastened together and driven by the motor (8). The lower one (3') of the outer rings of the ball bearing units is fastened to the base member (2), while on the upper outer ring (3) rests the board (B), whereby the upper outer ring (3) and the board (B) thereon are permitted not only to rotate following the inner rings (4, 4'), but also to stay checked by hand while the inner rings are driven by the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1985
    Assignee: Genroku Corporation
    Inventor: Kinsho Egawa
  • Patent number: 4555832
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a buckle assembly suitable for use in a vehicle seat belt. The buckle assembly includes a clinched anchor block fixed on a wire and having an interlocking portion projecting downwardly therefrom, a buckle base having a bottom wall defining a matching interlocking portion, which is in engagement with the interlocking portion of the anchor block, and a pair of side walls extending downwardly from the bottom wall. The anchor block is connected directly to both of the side walls of the buckle base. The interlocking portion of the anchor block is press-fit in the matching interlocking portion in the bottom wall of the buckle base. The clinch force of the anchor block against the wire is thus not reduced by the fixing work of the anchor block to the buckle base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1985
    Assignees: NSK-Warner K.K., Nippon Kinzoku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasumasa Sano, Tetsuya Ohwada
  • Patent number: 4555127
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a passive seat belt system suitable for use in a vehicle such as passenger car. It is constructed of a guide rail, a runner movable along the guide rail so as to guide a webbing between an occupant-restraining position and an occupant-releasing position, a force-transmitting member connected with the runner and driven along the length of the guide rail by drive means, an inertia-sensing member movable in response to changes in speed of the vehicle, and a pawl operable by the inertia-sensing member in the event of an emergency of the vehicle so that the pawl is brought into engagement with the force-transmitting member to restrain any further movement of the runner along the guide rail. It is thus possible to make a free selection as to the installation positions of the pawl and inertia-sensing member, thereby bringing about such an advantageous effect that the freedom has been increased in laying out a seat belt system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1985
    Assignee: NSK-Warner K.K.
    Inventor: Osamu Kawai
  • Patent number: 4553777
    Abstract: A coupler for coupling together two pipes comprises a substantially cylindrical body on which a plurality of hook arms carrying latches are pivotally mounted. An actuator ring is rotatably mounted on the coupler body and has a cam surface which is arranged to cause the hook arms to pivot to move the latches into and out of a position in which they serve to lock a flange at the end of a pipe to a front flange of the cylindrical body. The pipe flange can be guided onto the coupling by guides and the guides are also effective to hold adaptor plates on the flange so that the coupler can be used to couple pipes of different diameters. No axial movement of any of the components of the coupler takes place during coupling, movement of the actuator ring being purely rotational and movement of the hook arms and latches being purely pivotal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1985
    Inventor: Arthur L. Paddington
  • Patent number: 4552408
    Abstract: An adjustable anchor mounting device suitable for use in a vehicle seat belt. The device comprises a base having a plurality of interlocking means provided spacedly along the direction of displacement of an anchor, a slide member guided along the base and carrying the anchor thereon, a latch piece supported on the slide member, biasing means normally urging the latch piece so as to keep it in engagement with one of the interlocking means, and release means adapted to make the latch piece disengaged from the one of the interlocking means so as to permit the adjustment of position of the anchor. The latch piece is preferably supported by at least two points on the slide member with the corresponding interlocking means interposed between the two points. The device permits a prompt, smooth and fail-free adjustment of the position of the anchor, e.g., a deflector. The latch piece can be kept in engagement with the one of the interlocking means even if the vehicle is overturned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1985
    Assignee: NSK-Warner K.K.
    Inventor: Katsuyasu Ono
  • Patent number: 4545996
    Abstract: The present invention relates, by way of new industrial products, to the N-(4-acetylaminophenacyl)-alkylamines of the general formula ##STR1## in which R is isopropyl or tert.-butyl, and their addition salts. These new products are useful in therapy, especially as antidepressants for the CNS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1985
    Assignee: Laboratoire L. Lafon
    Inventor: Louis Lafon
  • Patent number: 4544151
    Abstract: A transfer device to transport a film card from a film platform of a microfilm reading machine to a cassette and in the reverse direction has a transport device which has two mutually opposite rotary disks which are approachable towards each other like the jaws of tongs. This transport device is capable of moving towards the film card, so that the film card passes between the disks. One of the disks is driven so that the film card is transported as soon as it passes between the disks. Due to the arrangement of a pair of disks, the transport device is extremely flat so that it can withdraw a film card from a cassette without the need for it to be slid into the induction region of the transport device by means of, for example, a ram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignee: MAP Mikrofilm Apparatebau Dr. Poehler GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventor: Peter Dziemba
  • Patent number: 4542624
    Abstract: A diaphragm assembly is designed to follow a drop in the level of a working fluid filled in a reservoir used with a master cylinder for the purpose of cutting off the communication between the working fluid and the outside air. The diaphragm includes a pair of opposite lower steps in the axial direction. Each of the steps comprises an upright flat portion and an upper flat portion which form parts of the bottom wall and side wall of the diaphragm, when the level of the working fluid in the reservoir reaches a predetermined lower limit. The upper flat portions of the steps are inclined to at a given angle to the horizontal, thus forming an air passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Assignee: Nisshin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Mizusaki
  • Patent number: 4541793
    Abstract: In order to homogenize and to obtain a uniform temperature distribution in a plastics substance, which is to be extruded between an inner and an outer component, in a nozzle, the substance is made to pass a bearing structure comprising a number of rolling bearings, where the balls serve as kneading bodies. The inner and the outer components of the orifice rotate in opposite directions, which will orientate the molecular chains in the surface zones of the extruded products at an angle to the direction of extrusion. In this manner the structure of the product is enhanced, while simultaneously the kneading operation reduces the risk of impurities in the plastics compound causing weak spots in the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1985
    Assignee: Marie Iacconi
    Inventor: Sven Lindqvist