Patents Represented by Law Firm Flynn and Frishauf
  • Patent number: 4145753
    Abstract: A comparing apparatus for comparing variable length word information comprises: first and second memory means for storing record information to be compared, each record information including a plurality of variable length word information arranged in series fashion with intervention of word boundary codes; means for specifying the address of the word information to be compared and for directing whether the specified word information are to be compared truing up the most significant digits or the least significant digits; means for comparing the specified word information in accordance with the direction from the specifying and directing means; and means for reading out the record information from the memory means specified in accordance with the result of the comparison of the comparing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshio Kashio
  • Patent number: 4145640
    Abstract: Variable pulsing of a dc source without change of polarity is used for lossless control of the speed of a compound dc motor. The pulsed dc supply is fed in series through the series field winding, armature and reversing switch system and the shunt field winding has one terminal connected to the pulsed dc source and its other terminal connected respectively through two conductively poled diodes to the opposite terminals of the armature winding. Two anti-kickback devices are also provided, one of which operates during reverse-current braking. The reversing switch system has two independently actuatable single-pole double-throw switches of which the respective arm contacts are connected to the ends of the armature winding, one fixed contact of each of these reversing switches being connected to the series field winding and the other pair, likewise connected together, being connected to one terminal of the dc supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Kipp, Herbert Aman, Rudolf Hansen
  • Patent number: 4144642
    Abstract: Retaining devices for orthodontic brackets comprise means for passing through an opening behind an orthodontic bracket or through an opening between twin-brackets and including means connected thereto for retaining an arch wire in an arch wire receiving slot of a bracket. The retaining means for passing behind an orthodontic bracket includes a bent-over arrangement which springingly wedges in a space defined between the rear of the bracket and, for example, a band to which the bracket is mounted. The retaining device also has an edge which bitingly engages the band, or the like. In the embodiment for a twin-bracket, the retaining means has a rear portion which passes through an opening defined between the brackets of the twin-bracket arrangement for engaging the bracket arrangement with spring-type action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Inventor: Melvin Wallshein
  • Patent number: 4145629
    Abstract: An evacuated chamber contains a source of primary ions, a charge-exchange box, the inlet of which is supplied by the primary ion source and delivers at the outlet a primary molecular or atomic beam which is at least partially neutralized, a target of the material to be ionized which intercepts the emergent primary beam from the charge-exchange box and which is of such geometry that the primary beam undergoes multiple reflections from the target, the target being placed within a chamber which is brought to a potential opposite to that of the polarity of the ions produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Inventor: Fernand M. Devienne
  • Patent number: 4145210
    Abstract: Process for indurating dried pellets in a rotary kiln, characterized by charging the dried pellets and coke in the range of from about 2% by weight to about 20% by weight on the weight of the pellets into the rotary kiln, the coke having a size of from about 5 millimeters to about 30 millimeters, drum index (DI.sub.5.sup.80) of more than 70, reactivity index (AG) of less than 50 and tumbler index (TI.sub.50.sup.400) of more than 50 measured on the basis of Japanese Industrial Standard K2151, and heating the pellets in the kiln is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Assignees: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Kato, Kenji Kadota
  • Patent number: 4144567
    Abstract: There is provided an electronic cash register comprising a keyboard including a plurality of entry keys and a plurality of transaction keys; a data-storing circuit; a printer; and a data-processing circuit for supplying the data-storing circuit and printer with information represented by operation of keys on the keyboard. The electronic cash register further includes a switch provided to set the operation of the data-processing circuit at the "registration" mode and "tax set" mode. When entry keys are operated with the switch positioned for the "tax set" mode of the data-processing circuit, then desired tax information is stored in a tax memory, and when a tax key included in the transaction keys is depressed after the entry keys are operated with the switch positioned for the "registration" mode of the data-processing circuit, then tax information on a taxable amount stored in the data-storing circuit by operation of the entry keys is read out of the tax memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1979
    Assignee: Tokyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Tadakuma, Syunji Saito, Toru Eguchi
  • Patent number: 4144117
    Abstract: A method for producing a lithium tantalate single crystal comprises the steps of preparing a melt consisting essentially of lithium tantalate in a platinum-rhodium crucible including 20 to 40 weight percent of rhodium, and growing a lithium tantalate single crystal from the melt in an oxidizing atmosphere, for example, in the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1979
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuguo Fukuda, Hitoshi Hirano
  • Patent number: 4144155
    Abstract: A process for producing a reactive aqueous emulsion comprising dispersing a monomer mixture of (a) 65.0 - 98.8% by weight of radical polymerizable hydrophobic ethylenic unsaturated monomer having one ethylenic unsaturated bond, (b) 1.0 - 30.0% by weight of radical polymerizable ethylenic unsaturated monomer having a glycidyl group and (c) 0.2 - 5.0% by weight of a radical polymerizable ethylenic unsaturated monomer having a carboxylic group in water by virtue of a restricted amount of surface active agent and irradiating with an ionizing radiation for a total dose of more than 0.01 Mrad at temperatures ranging from -5.degree. C. to 50.degree. C. This reactive aqueous emulsion does not contain low-molecular water-soluble compounds such as a radical polymerization initiator, a pH regulator, etc. and can form a film having improved properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1979
    Assignees: Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunio Araki, Keizo Makuuchi, Tohru Takagi, Hiroyuki Nakayama
  • Patent number: 4143313
    Abstract: To permit selective control of the voltage level of the on-board vehicle network as a function of battery voltage or exciter field control voltage of an automotive alternator, and continued operation of the regulator in spite of malfunction of control connections to the regulator, a voltage divide which supplies a voltage regulating element is formed with an additional tap thereon, the additional tap being connected to a current supply which supplies current to the voltage regulator to modify the voltge level of the tap supplying the control potential to the voltage regulator. The voltge regulator includes a controlled semiconductor switch which is selectively energized in accordance with voltage level at the main tap of the voltage divider with respect to a reference level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1979
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Armin Arendt
  • Patent number: 4143288
    Abstract: A coreless motor comprises a motor housing having a bearing, a rotor mounted within the housing, rotatably supported within the bearing and having a plurality of coils constituting a pancake coil, a permanent magnet stator mounted within the housing and disposed opposite to the rotor, in which the stator is arranged opposite to an effective coil section of the pancake coil and thus the rotor, and an annular spacing is formed opposite to an outer peripheral portion other than the effective coil section of the rotor so that a balance adjusting member for the rotor as well as an electrical part associated with the coreless motor can be provided in the annular spacing within the motor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1979
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaaki Sato
  • Patent number: 4142940
    Abstract: To provide a disposable container which can be prefabricated under sterile conditions, a pair of concentric plastic rings are formed with interfitting, interlocking projection and recess means permitting the rings to be snapped together, the rings being additionally formed with matching fitting surfaces to interpose the edge portion of a gas permeable membrane therebetween so that, when the membrane is placed on the outer ring and the two rings are snapped together, the membrane is irremovably held. Preferably, the outer ring is made of a softer, yielding plastic, the inner ring of a more rigid plastic, with a projection snapping into a groove formed on the inner, more rigid ring, and the matching clamping surfaces for the membrane forming a sinuous, tortuous path with a flexible projecting lip on the outer ring fitting into a recess to clamp the membrane and seal the membrane in the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1979
    Assignee: W. C. Heraeus GmbH
    Inventors: Manuel Modolell, Paul G. Munder, Herbert Schaus
  • Patent number: 4143382
    Abstract: A strip of recording paper on which a metallization is formed on a paper substrate, which metallization is burned off under the influence of an electrical discharge is passed beneath a recording head. In one embodiment, the recording head is moved transversely across the recording paper, while in engagement with a group of contact tracks which are, selectively, energized in accordance with the desired alphanumeric output. The recording head is formed with point contact electrodes and line-contact electrodes. The alphanumeric output is displayed on the instrument in segmental form and when a segment is to be printed in the direction transverse to the relative direction of movement of the head and the paper, the line-contact electrode is momentarily energized to cause printing of a line; if a segment is to be printed which extends in the direction of relative movement of the head and the paper, a point contact segment is energized for a distance corresponding to the distance of the segment to be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1979
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Brill, Kurt Hurst, Manfred Koder
  • Patent number: 4141613
    Abstract: To prevent unusually high or low voltage output from an automotive-type alternator, in case of failure of connection from the alternator rectifier output to the automotive vehicle battery, a connecting network is provided connecting an auxiliary alternator output terminal to the voltage sensing circuit to control the voltage sensing circuit to in turn control the field current to the alternator to prevent excessive output voltages. Additionally, a further voltage sensing circuit is connected to the auxiliary terminal to provide limited energization to the field for self-excitation of the generator if the vehicle engine, driving the generator is started, for subsequent transfer of control to the main voltage sensing circuit, but to prevent continuous field current flow at full field current value to prevent burnout of the field in case the engine is not started, but the main vehicle switch, typically the ignition switch, is left closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1979
    Assignee: Nippondenso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Mori, Suguru Sato
  • Patent number: 4141235
    Abstract: A hydraulic bending machine comprises a reciprocating connector fitted symmetrically with a pair of roller holders having inner and outer rollers rotatably attached to the end portions thereof, respectively. In these inner and outer rollers to abut against a workpiece, the outer rollers have a diameter larger than that of the inner rollers. A guide block is disposed forward in the extending direction of the connector. When the connector extends, the workpiece is held between the rollers of the respective roller holders and the guide block. When the connector further extends, then the roller holders rock around their rocking centers, and the workpiece, pushed by the inner and outer rollers, is bent around the guide block. Since the diameter of the outer rollers is larger than that of the inner rollers, the workpiece is bent further by the outer rollers than by the inner rollers. Thus, there may be maintained a desired bending angle even with the restoring force applied to the workpiece after bending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1979
    Inventor: Masamitsu Ishihara
  • Patent number: 4141269
    Abstract: A plurality of tone signals corresponding to one note and having the same fundamental frequency and different harmonic components are modified in amplitude according to the shape of an envelope signal generated upon key depression and having an amplitude proportional to the key depression speed. One of the amplitude-modified tone signals is clipped at a predetermined level and then mixed with another amplitude-modified tone signal. The frequency spectrum of the resultant tone signal varies with time like a piano.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1979
    Assignee: Nippon Gakki Seizo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Itakura
  • Patent number: 4141662
    Abstract: To simplify transport of a recording ribbon, such as an inked ribbon, making an impression record on a recording strip of a chart-type instrument recorder, the ribbon is formed as a closed, endless loop which is guided in a path adjacent the printing mechanism to impress a mark recording paper; the ribbon transport operates in one direction only to move the ribbon, in steps, thereby avoiding difficulties with respect to ribbon reversal and attendant constructional complications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1979
    Assignee: Elmes Staub & Co., AG
    Inventors: Peter Hepper, Willy Steiner
  • Patent number: 4141642
    Abstract: An improved optical fiber cathode ray tube is provided which enables the recording of images on a recording medium with a high resolution even if the recording medium is disposed with an increased gap between the tube and the recording medium to prevent mechanical contact therebetween. The tube is provided with an additional stack of optical fibers facing the optical fiber face plate of the cathode ray tube with a light transparent thin layer being interposed between the face plate and the additional stack. The transparent thin layer may be a transparent plate and/or air gap. The stack of optical fibers may be in a form of an optical fiber plate or bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1979
    Assignee: Japan Radio Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Nagai, Hiroshi Ohashi, Takao Ohiwa
  • Patent number: 4142235
    Abstract: An electronic cash register comprises a keyboard having a plurality of numeral entry keys and function keys, a drawer to be opened after the depression of a specified function key, a printer for printing on a blank receipt the data defined by operation of the entry keys and function keys, and a receipt feed device for feeding a blank receipt and taking out a printed receipt. The electronic cash register is further provided with a detection device and a receipt cutting device. The detection device detects the drawer-shutting and thus actuates the receipt cutting device when the drawer is shut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1979
    Assignee: Tokyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Tadakuma, Syunji Saito, Toru Eguchi
  • Patent number: 4141249
    Abstract: A sub-lance assembly for sampling and temperature-measuring of molten metal during refining in a top-blowing oxygen converter, which comprises: a sub-lance having a concentric three-pipe structure comprising from inside to outside an air supply pipe, a water discharge pipe and a water supply pipe; a water supply outer cylinder having a water supply branch pipe, rotatably engaging with the upper end portion of said water supply pipe; a water discharge outer cylinder having a water discharge branch pipe, rotatably engaging with the upper end portion of said water discharge pipe; said water supply branch pipe and said water discharge branch pipe being integrally connected together by a fixing plate; a drive mechanism fitted onto the outer surface of said water supply outer cylinder or said water discharge outer cylinder, for rotating said sub-lance around the axial line thereof; and a sub-lance rotation angle detector at the tip of the axis of rotation of said drive mechanism, for detecting the angle of rotation
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1979
    Assignee: Nippon Kokan Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenkichi Ishikawa, Shinobu Kumagai, Teruyuki Hasegawa, Akiyoshi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 4141544
    Abstract: A folding triangle made of sheet metal is formed with a central opening through which a deformation roller, for example having teeth for perforation, or an edge for creasing of the paper web traveling over the folding triangle, is secured. A counter roller suitably shaped with respect to the deformation roller is located above the folding triangle, to be engaged by the deformation roller. The rollers are longitudinally as well as height adjustable. The apparatus is preferably associated with paper webs traveling through a printing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1979
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nurnberg Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Helmut Birkenmayer