Patents Represented by Law Firm Eyre, Mann, Lucas & Just
  • Patent number: 4483628
    Abstract: A digital display arrangement is provided for balanced general timekeeping having centrally-positioned hour digits and two sets of smaller, equal-sized minute digits flanking the hour digits for trailing and leading readout, with hockey stick-shaped display elements positioned below the minute digits and oriented to give graphic symbols of minutes increasing past the present hour and minutes decreasing toward the next hour, respectively. Means are provided for blanking the hour digits and simultaneously energizing a chronograph time display which, because of resulting large spaces uniquely seen only between the chronograph digits, presents substantial visual contrast from, and minimum potential for ambiguity or confusion with, the general timekeeping mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1984
    Inventor: Beri A. Terzian
  • Patent number: 4464397
    Abstract: The compounds of formula ##STR1## where R=H and n=1 or R=(C.sub.6 -C.sub.26)-acyl and n=2 are useful in the treatment of muscular fatigue and muscular contraction in men and animals and also in the stimulation of development in vegetation.The compounds are claimed per se and in pharmaceutical and horticultural compositions. Methods of treatment of men, animals and vegetation are also claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1984
    Inventors: Jean V. Morelle, Eliane M. T. Lauzanne-Morelle
  • Patent number: 4460696
    Abstract: An acid-soluble glass for use in making a flexible optical fiber bundle, which comprises the following composition:20.0 mol %<SiO.sub.2 <48.0 mol %25.0 mol %<B.sub.2 O.sub.3 <50.0 mol %5.0 mol %.ltoreq.BaO.ltoreq.6.0 mol %7.0 mol %<Na.sub.2 O, K.sub.2 O, or Li.sub.2 O, or total of the two or more thereof<18.0 mol %71.0 mol %<SiO.sub.2 +B.sub.2 O.sub.3 +BaO<80.0 mol %7.4 mol %<ZnO<12.0 mol %1.8 mol %<Al.sub.2 O.sub.3 <7 mol %The acid-soluble glass exhibits a high solubility in an acid, a high resistance to water, and a high viscosity at the fiber-forming temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuho Harada, Shigeo Kuwayama
  • Patent number: 4460111
    Abstract: An apparatus for turning a circular knit hose inside out and sectioning same into unit hoses, includes an air suction pipe extending in the direction of feeding the knit hose, a pair of contact rollers carried on a carrier capable of reciprocally moving along the air suction pipe, the contact rollers frictionally retaining the knit hose covering the air suction pipe so as to allow the knit hose to be sucked into the pipe unit by unit with its tail end ahead. The apparatus includes a cutter for sectioning a protruded end portion of the knit hose from the air suction pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Inventor: Tomotake Nakahira
  • Patent number: 4459154
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and unique alloy composition and to the method of treating molten cast iron with such alloy to produce ductile and compacted graphite cast irons. The alloy is a predominately iron alloy having the essential elements by weight of from about 0.1 to about 10% silicon, from about 0.5 to about 4.0% magnesium, from about 0.1 to about 10.0% nickel and optionally from about 0.1 to about 2.0% cerium, and/or other rare earth elements. The alloy may comprise from about 0.1 to about 10.0% silicon, from about 0.5 to about 4.0% magnesium, from about 0.1 to about 10.0% nickel, optionally from about 0.1 to about 2.0% cerium and/or other rare earth elements, from about 0.5 to about 6.5% carbon and the balance iron. Small amounts of calcium, barium or stronium and trace elements customarily found in conventional raw materials used in producing the alloy may also be present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1984
    Assignee: Elkem Metals Company
    Inventors: James E. Wells, III, Henry F. Linebarger, Thomas K. McCluhan
  • Patent number: 4455712
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus for cutting carcasses, especially hogs. The apparatus comprises a knife to which is imparted an oscillating motion in the vertical direction. This is suitably accomplished by a ramming device arranged at one end of the knife with the knife being pivotably supported by a frame on its opposite end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1984
    Assignee: Elkem a/s
    Inventor: Leif Skaiaa
  • Patent number: 4453962
    Abstract: A number of three-layer optical fibers each having a core a cladding and an overcoating layer of acid-soluble glass material are bonded together by means of an adhesive which can be removed by applying heat. The bonded optical fibers are heated and stretched to obtain a solid optical fiber bundle. The solid optical fiber bundle is brought into contact with an acid to elute (leach away) the overcoating layer of the acid-soluble glass material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1984
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuho Harada, Tsutomu Maruyama, Yoshiyuki Kumakura, Shigeo Kuwayama
  • Patent number: 4454519
    Abstract: An ink jet nozzle head comprising a first nozzle head member having a surface on which hydrophilic sections of a predetermined width and hydrophobic sections of a predetermined width are formed alternately and in parallel with one another, and a second nozzle head member having a surface of the same configuration as the surface of the first nozzle head member, these members being opposed to each other to form a very small space therebetween, whereby a plurality of nozzles are formed along the hydrophilic sections. The hydrophilic sections of the second nozzle head member may be positioned just above those of the first member or offset therefrom. The nozzle openings formed between the two members are formed to have acute angle edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1984
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigenori Oosaka, Katutosi Tozaki
  • Patent number: 4452059
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lock system comprising a lock of the type where the combination of the lock is given by a more or less platelike code member which may be removed and substituted and where the lock is operated by means of a more or less platelike key member. The key member is equipped with a code adapted to the code of the code member. The lock comprises a housing and means intended to be activated by the code of the code member and/or the code of the key member, said means reading the codes. Parts of the code on the key member may be read mechanically, using blocking pins while parts of the code may be read optically and/or electronically by means of light diodes emitting infrared light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1984
    Assignee: Elkem a/s
    Inventor: Tor Sornes
  • Patent number: 4449427
    Abstract: The invention relates to apparatus for machining circular saw blades and more particularly to the transport means for conveying workpieces to the machining stations of the apparatus. In accordance with the invention, the storage capability of the apparatus is accomplished by subdividing the conveying means into a work path leading through the machining stations; a return path leading through a feeding and discharging station; two branch paths wherein an endless conveyor is arranged only along the work path and associated with the branch paths there are shifting means capable of shifting a work piece carriage from the branch path to the return path; and that on the return path, work piece carriages are maintained at smaller distances than those of the endless conveyor whereby the storage capacity of the apparatus is increased. The apparatus is also adjustable to feed a plurality of different saw diameters for machining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1984
    Assignee: Vollmer Werke Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventors: Ernst Beck, Peter Lenard, Erich Pokorny
  • Patent number: 4448290
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved safety device for stopping cable payout in an overspeed condition, and particularly to a safety device for securing an object from falling because of failure of a hoisting device. According to the invention, an inertial actuated drum locking mechanism comprises an inertial member mounted on a cable rewind drum. The inertial member is pivotable so that when actuated by inertial force above a predetermined value due to overspeed rotation of the drum, the inertial member moves to engage a fixed member for arresting further motion of the drum. The inertial member is held in place until the outward force exceeds the predetermined value, at which point, the inertial member toggles outward to provide rapid and positive engagement of the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1984
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Walter L. Reid, Jr., Robert A. Van Stone, Ralph L. Delano
  • Patent number: 4447366
    Abstract: The compounds of formula ##STR1## where R=H and n=1 or R=(C.sub.6 -C.sub.26)-acyl and n=2 are useful in the treatment of muscular fatigue and muscular contraction in men and animals and also in the stimulation of development in vegetation.The compounds are claimed per se and in pharmaceutical and horticultural compositions. Methods of treatment of men, animals and vegetation are also claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1984
    Inventors: Jean V. Morelle, Eliane M. T. Lauzanne-Morelle
  • Patent number: 4444033
    Abstract: A cylinder lock assembly is provided with a cylindrical plug that may be interchanged and used in different exterior body members without changing the exterior body member of the assembly. This is of advantage to eliminate the need to stock a variety of expensive cylinder assemblies for plugs having different keyways or keys with different bitting locations. It is only necessary to maintain a supply of different plugs and keys. Commonality of parts for mortise and rim type locks also reduces inventory required in commercial and institutional establishments.The pin bores in the exterior members and the pin bores in the plugs are located a constant distance away from a selected reference point in the lock assembly and the exposed keyway face of the plugs. As a result, the pin bores in one or more plugs will align with the pin bores in one or more exterior body members so that the plugs may be used with different exterior body members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1984
    Inventor: Gary W. Deckert
  • Patent number: 4444510
    Abstract: Stirrer, comprising a spindle (1) provided with a drive, to which spindle a disc or plate (2) is affixed, cut into star-shape and extending perpendicular to the axis, to which, on one or both sides of said disc or plate a plurality of stirring blades (4) is affixed, lying substantially in radially directed axial planes and having the form of substantially right-angled triangles having the longer base directed radially and the shorter perpendicular, parallel to the axis, lying as the extreme edge at the greatest distance from the axis, where moreover the number of stirring blades on one disc side amounts to at least 8, the height (h) of the extreme blade edge is equal to 0.5 to 2 times the perpendicular distance (a) of the extreme end of one blade to the successive blade, and the length (L) of the blades, measured along their hypothenuse, amounts to at least twice the height (h) thereof.Preferably the number of blades on one disc side amounts to 12 or even 18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1984
    Assignee: Nederlandse Centrale Organisatie Voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek
    Inventor: Louis A. M. Janssen
  • Patent number: 4443024
    Abstract: A bicycle stand unit comprises a pair of attachments made of a metal plate provided at the hub of the rear tire, a pair of legs mounted on the attachments, each of the legs being slidable up and down along the attachment, a pair of toggle joints each of which is pivotally connected at its lower end to the leg, a pair of heavy duty-springs each of which is provided between a lower end of the toggle joint and an upper section of the attachment, the heavy-duty spring being adapted to urge the leg upwards, a pair of swingeable arms each of which is connected to an opposite end of the toggle joint by means of a rod whereby the movement of the arm is transmitted to the toggle joint, the pair of swingeable arms being carried on a rotary shaft, a foot lever rigidly connected to the rotary shaft, the foot lever being operable by foot, the rotary shaft being rotatively supported on a pair of brackets affixed to the down tube of the bicycle, the foot lever having a stop pin adapted to engage in a notch produced in a roc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1984
    Inventor: Tamao Okai
  • Patent number: 4443879
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reduction furnace with a split furnace body, particularly suited for production of ferro alloys, pig iron or calcium carbide. Furnaces of such types are provided with a furnace pot equipped with an internal refractory lining anchored to the furnace wall by means of anchoring elements. According to the present invention the refractory lining of at least the upper section of the split furnace body comprises a plurality of individual, pre-fabricated elements which are removably arranged at least on the upper section. Each unit comprises preferably a rear plate of steel, pig iron or similar material and one or more anchoring ribs or bolts extending horizontally out from and rigidly secured to the rear plate. The anchoring ribs provide a hold for the refractory lining on the rear plate. The separate units are suspended at least from the upper segment by means of simple support means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1984
    Assignee: Elkem a/s
    Inventor: Harald Krogsrud
  • Patent number: 4439545
    Abstract: The invention relates to new reticulated statistic acrylic copolymers that may be used in a very wide range of solvents (water, methylene chloride, chloroform, methanol, ethanol, dimethylformamide, pyridine,) stable between pH 1 and pH 14, to preparation process thereof and to their use in ion exchange chromatography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1984
    Assignee: Societe d "Expansion Scientifique "Expansia"
    Inventors: Christian Aspisi, Bernard Calas, Jacques Daunis, Michel Follet, Robert Jacquier, Joseph Parello
  • Can
    Patent number: D274306
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1984
    Assignee: Noblikk-Sannem A/S
    Inventors: Harald Lien, Erling Rokne
  • Patent number: D274346
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1984
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles G. Giebel, Gary Spencer
  • Can
    Patent number: D274603
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1984
    Assignee: Noblikk-Sannem A/S
    Inventors: Harald Lien, Erling Rokne