Patents Represented by Law Firm Flynn and Frishauf
  • Patent number: 4242802
    Abstract: A stencil plate provides the outline of front, side and top views of a normalized human body in outline form, pivot holes corresponding to each joint and additional holes indicating the natural range of swing about each joint, particularly in the top view, some showing foreshortening as the result of holding the arm at an inclination to the horizontal plane provided. By swinging the stencil plate at a pivot point between the stages of drawing the outline, various body attitudes may be drawn. With such stencils, the layout of counters, consoles, equipment, etc., at a workplace may be suited to the operating personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1981
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf-Dieter Jenner, Dieter Schafer, Wolfgang O. Bauer
  • Patent number: 4239465
    Abstract: A rotary internal combustion motor comprises a toroidal chamber with symmetry of rotation to the rotor axis, in which pistons travel and comprising locking and unlocking means for making the said pistons alternately solid with the rotor and the housing. The locking means include arcuate formations on swivel pins which travel with the pistons and can engage complementary grooves on radially floating members on the housing and rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1980
    Inventor: Claude Guillaume
  • Patent number: 4224258
    Abstract: A vibrating nozzle produces a stream of drops of a nitrate solution that attain spherical drop shape before entering an ammonia gas phase where gas supply nozzles direct streams of ammonia gas obliquely against the drop stream with a component of motion in the direction of movement of the droplet stream, the incidence of the gas streams on the droplet stream being offset a few millimeters from each other along the path of the droplet stream. The flow of gas is at a speed 10 to 20 times that of the velocity of the drops of solution that are uniformly hardened on the surface in their spherical shape so that there is no deformation upon entering the aqueous solution of ammonia in the lower part of the container that confines the ammonia gas phase. The ammonia solution completes the conversion of the nitrate to the corresponding oxide, producing highly uniform spheres such are required for subsequent sintering in the production of nuclear fuel or breeder elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1980
    Assignee: Kernforschungsanlage Julich Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Hans Langen, Paul Naefe, Helmut Ringel
  • Patent number: 4224313
    Abstract: A material capable of forming hydrogen bonds or covalent bonds with loading materials incorporated in loaded cells is introduced into the cells with the loading materials to inhibit the destruction of the cell membranes by the loading material after the permeability of the membranes is brought back down to its normal value. In order to provide for the hydrogen bond formation with common loading materials, such as methotrexate, proteins such as albumin and sugars such as sucrose are effective. The time period during which these materials inhibit a destructive effect on the membranes of loaded cells is well defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1980
    Assignee: Kernforschungsanlage Julich Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Ulrich Zimmermann, Gunter Pilwat, Karin Bock, Hermann-Josef Buers
  • Patent number: 4222372
    Abstract: Individual collector cells are fitted together in series along a heat transfer medium tube. The cells have a cylindrical housing with mating interconnecting flanges at the ends, through which the tube also passes. The flanges may have sealing gaskets. The housing has a transparent front side and a reflective back side. The cross-sectional configuration of the front is arcuate, while that of the back is parabolic. The cells are fixed with respect to the tube axis, but can rotate about it to follow the sun. Parallel cell rows can be interconnected to rotate together. Interconnected, articulated cell rows are disclosed as a removable cover for a swimming pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1980
    Inventor: Hans-Ulrich Bogatzki
  • Patent number: 4213297
    Abstract: Elongated ceramic heat exchange units are arranged with each such unit axly oriented and all arranged parallel to each other in a ring surrounding the compressor, gas turbine and combustion chamber of a gas turbine motor. Each heat exchange unit has a multiplicity of rectangular slot channels through alternate ones of which the hot exhaust gas and the compressed air supply flow in counter-current. The cross sections of these channels all have their long dimension disposed substantially radially with respect to the axis of symmetry common to the principal components. The respective inputs for the two sets of channels are both from the inside of the ring arrangement but at opposite ends of each heat exchanger element; whereas the exit openings are in the end faces of the heat exchanger elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Assignee: Kernforschungsanlage Julich Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Siegfried Forster, Gunter Hewing, Manfred Kleemann
  • Patent number: 4208367
    Abstract: Granular material, gaseous fuel and air are preheated to just below the sintering temperature of the granular material. The hot granular material is passed through a mold in which a reticular device for distributing the fuel is provided to define a conical or vaulted surface with its vertex upstream, extending across the cross-section of the mold and defining the upstream end of a combustion zone into which the granular material passes after entering the mold. Air is supplied through a perforated wall and pushes the granular material as well as advancing with it to the combustion zone. Combustion of the fuel in the combustion zone thus defined brings the granular material to the sintering temperature and a fused rod of cellular structure (i.e. with small enclosed voids, generally not communicating with each other) is continuously formed that is pulled out by rolls in a pre-cooling section of the apparatus immediately downstream of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Inventor: Joachim Wunning
  • Patent number: 4203272
    Abstract: Rod-like tools mounted on gears so as to be swung together and apart by a reciprocating drive and running across a conveyor intermittently moving loaded egg containers, likewise oriented across the conveyor, are moved together to fold over the top corrugated strips of the upstanding sides of the egg container, as presented to the machine, by, to bring these strips into abuttment. Each corrugated strip is backed by a flat strip and one of the two has tabs which are folded over by and adhesively bonded to the other flat strip. The folding over of the tabs is performed by a set of fingers that move between segments of the first-mentioned folding tools to raise the tabs at an oblique angle, after which push rods bend them over completely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1980
    Assignee: Toni Casutt
    Inventor: Aime Minery
  • Patent number: 4202336
    Abstract: A heating coil close to the freezing tip of a cryosurgical probe operates through a highly heat conductive portion of the probe wall so as to cauterize previously frozen tissues. The liquid nitrogen supply is continued long enough to cool the cauterizing surface to body temperature after the heating winding is switched off, after which the probe is withdrawn. An insulating spacer member on the end of the tip prevents unintended freezing of the bladder wall when the instrument is used for an operation on the prostate gland. The use of general anesthesis in such an operation is avoided by the use of the new probe. A probe for cauterizing only, for use after freezing by a conventional cryosurgical probe has the same kind of heater, temperature sensor and insulating tip but is equipped for circulating cooling water rather than cryogenic flow in the cooling space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1980
    Assignee: Erbe Elektromedizin KG
    Inventor: Hans van Gerven
  • Patent number: 4189717
    Abstract: A synchronous control apparatus in a multi-circuit system is provided with a first circuit which operates receiving a constant power supply and a second circuit which operates receiving a power supply at need, with a plurality of operation modes. The operation mode of the first or second circuit is selected by a mode selection circuit. When the mode selection circuit selects another operation mode, a synchronous control circuit provided in the first circuit transfers an initializing signal in synchronism with the first circuit to the second circuit. The second circuit is initialized in synchronism with the first circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1980
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiichi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 4182113
    Abstract: The device includes indicator elements capable of sequentially indicating the output of a counter in the forming of a plurality of time bands; an operation command signal distributor capable of generating an output for the performance of an operation having any given object corresponding to one selected from said indicator elements; and operating members for optionally selecting and causing the generation of command signals for the performance of an operation having any given object. The operation command signal distributor is enabled by an operating member when a specified indication element is lighted, to thereby command a selected operation having any given object, the command generation being a function of which indicator element is lighted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1980
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshio Kashio
  • Patent number: 4181715
    Abstract: A novel antibiotic substance SF-1540 and a process for preparing the same which comprises culturing a substance SF-1540-producing microorganism belonging to the genus Streptomyces in a medium and isolating and recovering the substance SF-1540 from a cultured broth; a novel derivative of the substance SF-1540 and a process for preparing the same which comprises treating said antibiotic substance SF-1540 with methanol to form the corresponding antibiotic substance SF-1540 derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1980
    Assignee: Meiji Seika Kaisha Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasumitsu Kondo, Takashi Shomura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Tetsuro Watanabe, Shigeharu Inouye, Taro Niida
  • Patent number: 4181963
    Abstract: An electronic calculator with a time counting function has an input section for inputting various data control signals. When the input section inputs given data or control signals, a given calculating operation is performed in a calculating circuit in accordance with these input signals under control of a calculating control circuit. The electronic calculator comprises an oscillator for outputting a reference frequency signal, a frequency dividing circuit by which an output signal from the oscillator is frequency-divided to produce a given time counting signal, and a time counting circuit in which a time counting operation is executed by the time counting signal from the frequency divider. A holding circuit for holding a time counting signal from said frequency divider is inserted between the frequency divider and the time counting circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1980
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mikio Yanagawa
  • Patent number: 4178687
    Abstract: A clamp, particularly suitable for orthodontia, comprises a threaded screw member and a threaded nut member which is threadably engageable therewith. The screw member has a notch thereacross to receive a wire therethrough, the notch being directed generally towards one end of the thread on the screw. The notch opens on a surface of the screw for accepting a wire and has a first portion adjacent the opening which is defined by substantially parallel opposing walls, and has a second bottom portion which is adjacent the first portion and remote from the opening, the second bottom portion being generally V- or U-shaped and defined by inclined walls which are directed toward each other and toward the bottom of the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1979
    Inventor: Melvin Wallshein
  • Patent number: 4179659
    Abstract: A transmission signal train-forming circuit is supplied with a differential pulse mode modulated signal train (a DPCM signal train) and a predictive signal train, both signal trains being coded from an input signal by an input signal coding circuit; a transmission signal train-forming circuit judges whether a series of words constituting a specified number of consecutive DPCM signals have the prescribed contents; and where it is detected that the words have the prescribed contents, then a transmission signal train is formed by inserting a specified pattern signal never used as a DPCM signal and a predictive signal into the positions of said words. A reproduction circuit detects the specified pattern signal from the received transmission signal train and reproduces the predictive signal train from the transmission signal train by inserting the transmitted predictive signal into the positions of the respective words previously replaced by the specified pattern signal and predictive signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1979
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Isao Tashiro
  • Patent number: 4177915
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing large tanks according to the "from the top and down" method, comprising manufacturing the roof of the tank first at ground level and then successively attaching generally cylindrical plates one below the other as the completed part of the tank is raised in stages. The plates each have lifting lugs which alternately cooperate with lifting units for successively raising the partially completed tank and with a guide rail which is used for guiding of a welding machine. The guide rail is preferably adjustably suspended relative to each lug so that the distance from the guide rail to the lower edge of the plate sweep, i.e. where the welding seam is to be made, can be precisely adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1979
    Assignee: Wikstrom International AB
    Inventor: Carl H. T. Blankenburg
  • Patent number: 4177463
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for measuring the velocity of an object relative to a reference wherein the object has receivers thereon which scan a spatial function which originates from the reference. A signal is developed in each receiver, the value of which is dependent upon the position of the scanning range of the receiver relative to the reference. Signal values from a number of scanning ranges at various positions relative to the object are stored either simultaneously or cyclically at a first instant and then are compared with corresponding signal values obtained at a later time. The displacement of the spatial function relative to the object between the two scanning instants is determined and the velocity of the object is calculated from the magnitude of the displacement and the time elapsing between the scanning instants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1979
    Assignee: Stiftelsen Institutet for Mikrovagsteknik vid Tekniska Hogskolan I Stockholm
    Inventor: Ingvar Andermo
  • Patent number: 4175958
    Abstract: This invention provides a dry planographic printing plate prepared by forming on an electrically conductive support a photoconductive layer composed of a binder and photoconductive powder dispersed in the binder, charging and then image-exposing a resultant photosensitive plate, and finally developing by means of a conductive toner and fixing the conductive toner. This invention also provides a dry planographic printing method including reversal-developing said printing plate by using a toner, transferring the toner to a sheet of transfer material, and then fixing the toner, as well as an apparatus used in said printing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1979
    Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Naganuma, Hisao Hoshi, Hiroji Kumagai, Kaneki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 4176290
    Abstract: A superconductive Josephson circuit device for shift register comprises at least three superconductive quantum interference closed loops magnetically connected to each other in series configuration. The superconductive quantum interference loops each include at least one Josephson junction, having a property of causing a magnetic flux to be quantized as a predetermined unit called "flux quantum". The Josephson junction free portions of one loop are arranged in proximity to the Josephson junction free portions of the other loop in a manner to obtain a desired magnetic coupling. Clock current feeding lines for feeding clock currents which bring magnetic flux into the superconductive quantum interference loops are provided to permit a flux quantum number in the loop to be controlled to a predetermined amount (0 or 1). A clock current control circuit controls the supply of the clock current and its timing to permit a flux quantum number "0" or "1" to be shifted as binary information from loop to loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1979
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Ishida, Hajime Yamada
  • Patent number: 4174484
    Abstract: A cup-shaped shell with a re-entrant bearing member surrounds the rotor on the bottom side and has a rim which is substantially flush with the top of the rotor. On a balcony or shoulder in the outer portion of the shell, the coils of an iron-less stator winding are affixed by means of an adhesive so that they extend self-supportingly inwards into an air gap between two parts of the rotor that are spaced by a separator piece resisting the magnetic forces tending to attract the two parts of the rotor to each other, which member is mounted on the rotor shaft and surrounds, with an intermediate clearance, the re-entrant bushing of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1979
    Assignee: Papst-Motoren KG
    Inventor: Fritz Schmider