Patents Represented by Law Firm Dennison, Meserole, Pollack & Scheiner
  • Patent number: 6077363
    Abstract: A metal sheet with a total thickness >0.5 mm comprising an AlCuMg aluminum alloy consisting essentially of Al and, in percent by weight:______________________________________ 3.5 < Cu < 5.0 1.0 < Mg < 2.0 Si < 0.25 Fe < 0.25 Mn < 0.55 ______________________________________all other elements: <0.25with 0<Mn-2Fe<0.2,optionally plated with another aluminum alloy with the thickness of the plating being no more than 12% of the total thickness of the sheet, the sheet having a recrystallization rate >50% at all points and a deviation in recrystallization rate between surface and mid-thickness <35%, the sheet having in the quenched and stretched state or in the quenched, stretched and annealed state, a deflection after machining to mid-thickness of a bar resting on two distant supports with a length l such that:fe<0.14l.sup.2,where f is the deflection expressed in micrometers, e being the thickness of the sheet in mm and l is the length of the bar in mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Pechiney Rhenalu
    Inventors: Fabrice Heymes, Philippe Lequeu, Guy-Michel Raynaud
  • Patent number: 5966782
    Abstract: A fastener used for mounting a mounting object having an insertion rib onto a support body having a mounting aperture. The fastener is previously fitted to the insertion rib of the mounting object and then inserted into the mounting aperture of the support body by pressing the insertion rib thereinto, thereby removably mounting the mounting object on the support body. The fastener includes a fastener body having a shoulder portion. The shoulder portion is adapted to elastically engage an inner edge of the mounting aperture of the support body when the fastener is inserted into the mounting aperture with the insertion rib. The fastener further includes a gripper portion provided on the fastener body and having at least one gripper surface and at least one engagement projection formed thereon. The gripper surface is adapted to contact the insertion rib of the mounting object when the fastener is fitted to the insertion rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignees: Daiwa Kasei Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Kojima Press Kogy Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuuichirou Ishihara, Takeshi Mizuno, Masaaki Yamakami
  • Patent number: 5927613
    Abstract: A fuel injector includes a tubular core 3 which attracts an armature 10 of a valve 12 by energizing a solenoid coil 6, and an outside magnetic path forming member 7 which partly surrounds the solenoid coil 6 and which constitutes a magnetic path M together with an armature 10 and the core 3. The outside magnetic path forming member 7 is provided with an end plate 7b having a mounting hole 8, and the core 3 is provided with a flange 3a in contact with the end plate 7b. The core 3 is inserted into the mounting hole 8 of the outside magnetic path forming member 7 such that the end plate 7b comes into contact with the flange 3a of the core 3, thus readily positioning the outside magnetic path forming member 7 on the core 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuaki Koyanagi, Takaaki Takagi
  • Patent number: 5924871
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lightweight grounding contact for the transfer of currents between fixed vehicle elements of a rail vehicle and its rotating wheel axle, consisting of a plurality of contact elements (12), acted upon by a pressure in the direction toward the wheel axle, which element rests on a contact surface which originates at the wheel axle and is made of a carbon material. To achieve an always flat resting of the contact element on the contact surface, at least one contact element (12) is acted upon by pressure with a device (22) filled with a fluid (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Schunk Metall und Kunststoff GmbH
    Inventor: Bertram Menz
  • Patent number: 5921400
    Abstract: An apparatus for sieving a particulate material into selected size fractions. This apparatus includes a screen for separating the particulate material into an undersize fraction and an oversize fraction, and having an inlet end and an outlet end. The apparatus further includes a rotating/oscillating drive for rotating or oscillating the screen about an axis thereof, and a twin phase drive for driving the screen in a vertical direction and an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Inventor: Melvyn John Judd
  • Patent number: 5915316
    Abstract: An embroidering and laser processing machine including at least one sewing head, one laser head and one laser generator, a work holder mounted on a machine table capable of movement in an X-axis and Y-axis direction according to predetermined movement data, the laser generator being on-off controlled according to laser cut codes which are included in the predetermined movement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Tokai Kogyo Mishin Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ikuo Tajima, Takashi Ito, Takashi Shibata
  • Patent number: 5916236
    Abstract: Occlusion assembly for sealing openings in blood vessels, consisting of an occlusion element and fixing element to be fitted through the openings in the blood vessel. The fixing element is firmly connected to a retaining element. A locking element engages on the retaining element. This locking element is fitted horizontally against the outside of the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Kensey Nash Corporation
    Inventors: Wouter Matthijs Muijs Van de Moer, Rienk Rienks
  • Patent number: 5908518
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rolled or extruded AlMgMn aluminum alloy product for welded mechanical construction with the composition (% by weight): 3.0<Mg<65, 0.2<Mn<1.0, Fe<0.8, 0.05<Si<0.6, Zn<1.3, possibly Cr<0.15 and/or one or more of the elements Cu, Ti, Ag, Zr, V at a content of<0.30 each, other elements and inevitable impurities <0.05 each and <0.15 in total, in which the number of Mg.sub.2 Si particles between 0.5 .mu.m and 5 .mu.m, in size is between 150 and 2,000 per mm.sup.2, and preferably between 300 and 1,500 per mm.sup.2. The products according to the invention have good corrosion resistance and are used for structural applications such as for example, boats, offshore structures or industrial vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Assignee: Pechiney Rhenalu
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Hoffmann, Martin Peter Schmidt
  • Patent number: 5904921
    Abstract: Germinated plant seeds are disclosed as a source of superoxide dismutase (SOD). The SOD is stabilized to temperatures of at least 45.degree. C. when combined in a stabilizing composition comprising a peroxidase, a peroxidase cofactor, and a hydrophilic substance selected from sugars and polyols of less than 2,000 g/mole in molecular mass. The stabilized SOD compositions can be used in cosmetic, pharmaceutical or food compositions. Methods of treating mammals against the harmful effects of free radicals and against inflammation are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Coletica
    Inventors: Delphine Bresson-Rival, Patrick Boivin, Guy Linden, Eric Perrier, Gerard Humbert
  • Patent number: 5904079
    Abstract: A screw feeding device in a continuous screw driving tool includes a casing mounted on a tool body of the continuous screw driving tool. A feeder box is reciprocally movable within the casing and a ratchet arm is reciprocally pivotable as the feeder box is reciprocally moved. An intermediate gear is connected to the ratchet arm by mechanism of a one-way clutch and is rotatable by a predetermined angle as the ratchet arm is pivoted in one direction. A ratchet wheel has feeding claws engageable with a screw carrying belt and has a gear part engaged with the intermediate gear, so that the ratchet wheel is rotated in a feeding direction as the intermediate gear is rotated and that the screw carrying belt is fed by a distance of one pitch of screws carried by the screw carrying belt for each reciprocal movement of the feeder box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Makita Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunori Tsuge, Tomohiro Ukai
  • Patent number: 5901608
    Abstract: The object is to provide a speed-change apparatus wherein the automatic speed change of the conventional gear transmission can be satisfactorily performed by controlling a single motor and a single electromagnetic clutch. This apparatus includes a motor, an actuator gear, a select shaft having a select gear engaging with said actuator gear, a clutch, and a sleeve for moving in the axial direction; a shift gear engaging with said actuator gear, and a slider connected with said shift gear and connected with said sleeve through a slider bearing and further having a female screw engaging with a male screw on said select shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: Aichi Kikai Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Eiji Takeyama
  • Patent number: 5900140
    Abstract: In a fuel filter module for introducing fuel from a fuel inlet into a casing and for removing foreign matter from the fuel by passing the fuel through a fuel member and for discharging the fuel through a fuel outlet to the outside of the casing, and the casing is formed to have a D-shaped cross section. With this construction, the outer diameter of the casing is not increased even when an accessory is assembled on the outside plane wall of the D-shaped casing. The casing accommodates a filter member of C-shaped cross section. The center of a C-shaped sealing member provided for sealing the upper edge of the filter member is offset from the center of the casing. By thus offsetting, sufficient areas for fuel inlet and outlet can be ensured without increasing the size of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Nagai, Nobuo Suzuki, Genjiro Tada, Hironori Ueda, Ryuji Kuwabara, Soichi Kawakami, Tsuyoshi Yao
  • Patent number: 5899003
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for drying of a material containing a volatile component, in which the material is disposed in a bed in a drying zone which is in communication with a closed circuit in which a gaseous drying medium is circulated. Associated with the drying gone is a closed heat pump system including a compressor, at least one condenser in the drying zone, a super heat exchanger and a working medium. The drying zone is supplied with super heat from the super heat exchanger, and the condenser is supplied with working medium from a super heat exchanger, thereby increasing the temperature in the drying zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Sinvent AS
    Inventors: Ingvald Strommen, Kjartan Kramer, Ola Jonassen
  • Patent number: 5899328
    Abstract: The assemblable components of the golf bag include a full height corrugated organizer which, through snap-in-position tabs, lock to an upper retaining rack and a lower support base for subsequently receiving a wrap-around cover releasably secured to the rack and base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Inventor: Kenneth W. Dulyea, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5898646
    Abstract: A watch has a watch case and a module mounted in the watch case. A dial of the watch is welded to the watch case, and a shield is also welded to the dial for shielding the dial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kasaya, Yasuo Kitajima, Takayuki Hasumi
  • Patent number: 5894762
    Abstract: In an automotive pedal support system, an operating member is supported for operation by a support member, and a return spring member is operable to apply a force to the operating member in a direction opposite to the direction in which the operating member can be depressed. A projecting portion is formed on one of the support member and the operating member, and a receiving portion is formed on the other of the support member and the operating member. The projecting portion and the receiving portion are coupled to each other to permit operation of the operating member, and constitute a holding mechanism which is constituted of only two members selected among the support member, the operating member, and the spring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Tsuda Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetuya Arao, Michiyuki Murakami, Ryo Tanahashi
  • Patent number: 5890648
    Abstract: The tray of the carton is divided into larger and smaller compartments by a transverse intermediate wall. The tray outer end wall at the smaller compartment is integrally formed with a lid panel folded to overlie the smaller compartment and extend laterally outward of opposed side walls of the tray. The intermediate wall is integral with and depends from the lid panel. A cover, with depending side walls, is integrally hinged to the second end wall of the tray with the cover side walls including forwardly extending lugs engagable with and beneath the transversely extending portions of the lid panel to releasably lock the cover in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Dopaco, Inc.
    Inventor: Liming Cai
  • Patent number: 5890969
    Abstract: A golf club, in particular for putting, with a club shaft, a club grip and a putting slide, wherein the putting slide (4) consists of a base body (5), which in a view from above, is embodied to be T-shaped and has a transverse leg (6), a putting face (S) and a longitudinal leg (7) having a metal core (8) with a shaft base (9) for the club shaft (2) which is fastened in the longitudinal leg (7), and wherein the upper area (10) of the shaft base (9) and the club shaft (2) with the club grip (3) are at an angle (.alpha.) of between 10.degree. and 20.degree. in relation to a vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Inventor: Jurgen Bechler
  • Patent number: 5892448
    Abstract: The electronic clinical thermometer of the present invention has a temperature sensing portion (3), a control signal generating circuit (2) for generating a control signal for controlling operation of each of structural elements, a converting circuit (4) for converting an output signal generated from the temperature sensing portion into a digital signal, a temperature measuring section (6) for measuring the temperature based on the digital signal, storage circuits (7) for storing and updating a maximum value of the temperature measured by the temperature measuring section in order. Data comparing circuits (8) are provided for comparing the temperature stored in the storage circuits with a present measured value. Temperature rise detecting means (21) is provided for detecting a rising amount of the temperature based on a compared result of the data comparing circuits, and a buzzer (103) is provided for informing the rise of the temperature based on a signal of the temperature rise detecting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyoharu Fujikawa, Shingo Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 5885536
    Abstract: A process for alkaline leaching of a titaniferous material containing silica and alumina impurities in which spent leachant is recycled by treating to remove the silica and alumina impurities therefrom, by heating, maintaining the leachant at leaching temperature, or treating with an additive. The removal of the silica and alumina impurities by the method of the invention enables further use of the leachant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Technological Resources Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Michael John Hollitt