Patents Represented by Law Firm Collard, Roe & Galgano
  • Patent number: 5073132
    Abstract: In order to improve the stability of a flat contact spring for plugs of electrical plug and socket connections which comprise connections for electrical conductors and a recess the marginal faces of which support a retaining tongue fastened to the spring housing, the contact spring is formed from a sheet metal cut-out with a first section composed of a central strip and longitudinal marginal strips which can be folded back onto the latter. The longitudinal marginal strips comprises cut-outs which extend as far as their edges and which together form an undercut recess when the longitudinal marginal strips are folded back onto the central strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Assignee: TRW Daut & Rietz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Rudolf Nottrott
  • Patent number: 5071973
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a method concerning the preparation of hemo-compatible substrates by incorporation, adhesion and/or modification and embodiment of non-thrombogenic endothelial cell surface polysaccharide (HS I) in its peptide-bound or free form on and/or mixed with synthetic and biopolymers (Substrates) by way of physical distribution, adhesion to the surface and/or chemical embodiment, which can be used in medicine as blood-compatible substrates. These polymers can be presented in form of fibres, hollow fibres, membranes, organ spare parts, canulas, syringes, tubes, blood containers, or in other forms, or they can be prepared from other material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Inventors: Ruprecht Keller, Hanno Baumann
  • Patent number: 5069247
    Abstract: A condensate drain has a short housing and contains a monitor device which avoids incorrect signals. A testing chamber is located in the housing, laterally adjacent to an entry channel, and therefore upstream of the drain device in the flow direction. A pipe forms the partition in the testing chamber. The condensate drain can be used in all instances where monitoring of its correct operation is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1991
    Assignee: GESTRA Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Werner Foller, Gunter Herbold
  • Patent number: 5069867
    Abstract: To permit an economical manufacture of high-strength sintered members for use in valve timing mechanisms of internal combustion engine by powder metallurgy with liquid-phase sintering, an iron-base powder mixture is provided, which contains 13 to 18% by weight chromium or 3 to 6% by weight molybdenum as a carbide-forming alloying element in the iron alloy powder and also contains 1.5 to 2.6% carbon and 0.4 to 1.0% by weight phosphorus. A corresponding molten iron alloy is atomized into an entraining gas or water jet and is subsequently mixed with the remaining components of the powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1991
    Assignee: Miba Sintermetall Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Osman Z. Zengin
  • Patent number: 5067698
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for manufacturing toweling interfolded in a zigzag manner, particularly partially overlapping, interfolded toweling folded "n" times. The method includes alternatingly cutting sections of toweling of equal length from a first continuously advancing web of material and from a second continuously advancing web of material, separating each of the cut sections of toweling in the direction of advancement to a specified length by extraction devices, reconducting together each of the cut sections of toweling and with a staggering device ordering a first sequence such that the cut sections of toweling have an overlap which is adjustable and equal, continuously folding with a pair of counter rotating folding rollers the first sequence of cut sections of toweling in a zigzag manner to a second sequence, and forming the second sequence of cut toweling folded in a zigzag manner into a folded stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: Winkler & Dunnebier Maschinenfabrik und Eisengiesserei KG
    Inventor: Kurt Stemmler
  • Patent number: 5067412
    Abstract: A tie plate inserting machine comprises a self-propelled machine frame, an operating unit mounted on the machine frame and comprising a vertically adjustable magazine for storing at least one tie plate, a tie plate inserting arm for moving a respective tie plate stored in the magazine from the magazine to a position between a tie and the base of a rail, the tie plate inserting arm being transversely displaceable with respect to the machine frame and being connected to the operating unit, and a rail lifting device associated with the operating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: Franz Plasser Bahnbaumaschinen-Industriegesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Josef Theurer, Herbert Worgotter
  • Patent number: 5067358
    Abstract: Four shafts fitted with eccentric weights are arranged as four parallel lines with one pair placed immediately above the other pair and the ends of each are fitted with a notched driving roller. A double-notched belt driven by a motor passes alternatively under and above the rollers for the first pair of shafts, around a return, and above and under the rollers for the second pair of shafts. Idler rollers are associated with each shaft to ensure that the belt moves properly. By means of a slide, the motor and the return can be moved laterally in relation to the shaft lines, thereby permitting the continuous adjustment of the relative position of the eccentric weights for each pair of shafts. Therefore, the level of the resulting force of vibration is adjustable to between a maximum value and a zero value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: Etablissements Balbinot S.A.
    Inventor: Daniel M. Ancrenaz
  • Patent number: 5067421
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus for sowing seed, particularly seed for reforestation, intermittently or continuously in a precise and controlled manner. The inventive apparatus includes at least one seed-magazine and at least one seed-dispensing aperture. In order to utilize the germination potential of the seed in to the cultivated soil in which the seed is sown, it is proposed in accordance with the invention that the apparatus will include at least one seed-carrier provided with means for receiving discrete seeds from the seed-magazine. The apparatus includes force-transmission means by means of which the seed-carrier is moved between a seed-receiving position and at least one seed-dispensing position, in which the seed-carrier communicated with the seed-dispensing aperture and in which seed carried by the seed-carrier is caused to fall down through the seed-dispensing aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: Robur Maskin AB
    Inventor: Morgan Andersson
  • Patent number: 5065481
    Abstract: The shank of the clamping device is connected to the actuating element via a freewheel and is supported on the cover via a counteracting further freewheel. Located on the shank fixedly in the terms of rotation and displacement is the first coupling part which interacts with a second coupling part mounted at a fixed location. The latter is connected to the winding-up element for the clamping cables via a bevel gear. Formed on the actuating element is a slot-shaped groove which slides along the fixed guide pin during the pivoting of the actuating element. For tensioning the clamping cables, the actuating element is pivoted in such a way that the groove part is located at the guide pine. The shank is thereby lifted into the upper clamping position and the coupling is closed. During the pivoting of the actuating element to and fro, the clamping cables are wound onto the winding-up element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: Raichle Sportschuh AG
    Inventor: Klaus Walkhoff
  • Patent number: 5066524
    Abstract: A crystallized glass article with a colored surface pattern, which comprises a crystallized glass substrate having a surface and small glass masses having a color different from the substrate and dispersed and fusion-bonded in the surface to form the colored surface pattern. The crystallized glass article is produced by depositing and dispersing small glass masses with a color on a surface of a substrate of a crystallizable glass with a different color which can precipitate crystals therein with softening and deforming by heat-treating at a heat treating temperature higher than the softening point of the crystallizable glass, then heating the substrate together with the small glass masses at the heat treating temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Baba, Masanori Moritake, Takashi Sakane, Yoshio Hashibe, Takehiro Shibuya
  • Patent number: 5065634
    Abstract: A method for determining the surface area of a material by using the dynamic flow method, by continuously passing a stream of a gaseous mixture of known and constant composition consisting of an adsorbate such as nitrogen and an inert gaseous diluent such as helium in contact at a constant pressure with a measured sample of the material at a temperature at which neither the inert diluent nor the adsorbate is appreciably adsorbed by the sample. Then, while continuing said stream, the sample is cooled to a temperature at which adsorption of the adsorbate by the sample selectively takes place. Using a detector, one continuously measures the decrease in the concentration of the adsorbate in the stream, down stream of the sample, during the cooling and until equilibrium is re-established. By using a sensing circuit, one integrates the measured decrease in concentration of the adsorbate over the period of cooling until the equilibrium is re-established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Inventor: Howard Jennings
  • Patent number: 5066640
    Abstract: The invention relates to phenylethyl o-methylcinnamate and a process for its preparation. Phenylethyl o-methylcinnamate is prepared by, first, alkylating ethyl acetoacetate with o-methylbenzyl chloride in the presence of a phase transfer catalyst to yield 2-(o-methylbenzyl)-acetoacetate. Thereafter the 2-(o-methylbenzyl)-acetoacetate yielded in the alkylating step is halogenated to yield ethyl 2-halo-2-(o-methylbenzyl)-acetoacetate. This is followed by degarding the ethyl 2-halo-2-(o-methylbenzyl)-acetoacetate acid. Finally the o-methylcinnamic acid obtained in the degarding step is esterified with 2-phenylethanol into phenylethyl o-methylcinnamate. A fragrance composition utilizing phenylethyl o-methylcinnamate is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: Consortium fur elektrochemische Industrie GmbH
    Inventors: Erdmuthe Voss, Werner Moschinsky, Doris Hofmann-Moritz
  • Patent number: 5064333
    Abstract: In an apparatus for emptying containers, particularly refuse containers, the lifting and tipping frame (111) present the container (106) to be emptied is actuated by means of a pressure medium power circuit. This apparatus possesses, inter alia, an electrical control device (70) to activate the pressure medium power circuit, an actuating device (72) for activating the electrical control device (70), and also a switch device (92, 94) for affecting the lifting and tipping motion of the lifting and tipping frame (111), wherein the switch device is actuated by the container (106) received on the lifting and tipping frame. This apparatus is distinguished in that the switch device (92, 94) is operative for the further lifting and tipping motion only after initiation of the lifting and tipping motion, and the actuating device is a switch element (72) to be operated independently of the switch device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: Otto Lift-Systeme GmbH
    Inventor: Renate Wurtz
  • Patent number: 5064130
    Abstract: A cutting plant for cutting blanks out of a starting strip comprises a cutting deck, which has a top surface to which a vacuum is applied, a cutting carriage, which is movable over the top surface and is provided with a cutting tool that is adjustable to cut to a defined depth. The plant also comprises a dispenser rotatably mounting a supply roll of the starting strip to be dispensed onto the top surface and a take-up device rotatably mounting a take-up roll. To permit an efficient cutting operation, the dispenser comprises a brake for braking the starting strip between the supply roll and the cutting deck and the take-up device has a drive for intermittently driving the take-up roll under the control of a measuring device for measuring the length of processed material which is to be taken up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: GFM Holding Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gottfried Blaimschein, Robert A. Postier, D. L. Pilkington
  • Patent number: 5063856
    Abstract: A machine for picking up and storing tie plates of a railroad track comprises the combination of a machine frame, two vertically adjustable tie plate pick-up devices transversely spaced from each other on the machine frame, the tie plate pick-up devices being vertically adjustable between a lower pick-up position wherein their transverse spacing corresponds to the track gage and an upper tie plate depositing position, a storage device arranged on the machine frame for receiving the tie plates from the pick-up devices in their upper tie plate depositing position, a transversely displaceable device mounted on the machine frame for transversely displacing a track tie within a range of about 30 cm to about 100 cm, and a vertically adjustable rail lifting device mounted on the machine frame adjacent the track tie displacing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: Franz Plasser Bahnbaumaschinen-Industriegesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Josef Theurer, Herbert Worgotter
  • Patent number: 5064184
    Abstract: In the context of a feeder, more especially a sheet feeder, comprising firstly a suction device which is placed over a stack of items to be fed, and has a separating devicre with at least one telescoping and preferably vertically reciprocable lifting suction holder, which when a sucker is covered over is able to be retracted against the action of a returning force by the action of vacuum present at such sucker, and secondly a conveyor device which has at least one reciprocating entraining sucking device and is adapted to have such item transferred to it from the separating device lifting such item from said stack, the invention seeks to achieve trouble-free operation and simplicity of operation by the provision of on the one hand at least one vacuum hold nozzle adjacent to overlapping surfaces of the telescopically engaging parts of each lifting suction holder and adapted to be turned on and off in accordance with the entraining suction motion in a manner independent of the sucker, and there is furthermore an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: Georg Spiess GmbH
    Inventor: Rudolf Liepert
  • Patent number: 5064785
    Abstract: An alkali-resistant glass for forming glass fibers having the composition: 54 to 65 wt. % SiO.sub.2, 18 to 25 wt. % ZrO.sub.2, 0 to 5 wt. % Li.sub.2 O, 10 to 7 wt. % Na.sub.2 O, 0.5 to 8 wt. % K.sub.2 O, 0 to 10 wt. % RO where R represents Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, or Zn, 0.5 to 7 wt. % TiO.sub.2, and 0 to 2 wt. % Al.sub.2 O.sub.3, which glass composition is free or substantially free from F.sub.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Kawamoto, Shigeru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 5062951
    Abstract: A filtering device for household aquariums, the filtering device including a first chamber and a second chamber with a pump unit interposed therebetween, the second chamber having a filter medium and the first chamber being placed on the aquarium bottom. The pump unit, when driven, circulates the water in the aquarium through the second chamber, the filter medium, and the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tominaga Jyushi Kobyosho
    Inventor: Kazutoshi Tominaga
  • Patent number: 5062368
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a production plant (1) for the machining or assembly of components (3) transported on workpiece carriers, which has lateral guide lanes and vertical guide lanes (13, 14) and a feed device (15), arranged independently of the latter devices, for the workpiece carriers. This comprises lane sections (11, 12) arranged successively, each one of which is assigned at least one feed device (15) of its own, which is independent of the adjacent sections and has a belt-type driving element (30) and that two vertical guide lanes (13) are arranged spaced apart across the conveying direction, which are assigned the belt-type driving element (30) and the feed drive (15) forms a lateral guide lane (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: STIWA-Gertigungstechnik Sticht Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Walter Sticht, Roland Heiml
  • Patent number: 5062332
    Abstract: A cutting machine for cutting a flat workpiece comprises a cutting table having a working surface for supporting the flat workpiece, a support movable parallel to the working surface, and a cutting unit mounted on the support above the working surface, the cutting unit comprising a cutting knife vertically adjustable relative to the working surface to regulate the cutting depth of the knife, a vertically displaceable carriage for the cutting knife for vertically adjusting the knife, a cutting knife holder rotatable about a vertical axis for orienting the knife in a desired direction, and drives actuatable for displacing the carriage, rotating the holder and moving the support in response to a programmable control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: GMF Gesellschaft fur Fertigungstechnik und Maschinenbau Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gottfried Blaimschein, Harald Dietachmayr