Patents Represented by Attorney H. F. Hamann
  • Patent number: 5397973
    Abstract: A method of fine tuning the "gain" of a fuzzy logic controller, the controller having input and output membership functions where the input membership functions receive one or more inputs and are grouped in sets according to each input, where the gain is tuned by uniformly scaling the domains of one or more of the sets of the input membership functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Assignee: Allen-Bradley Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Ernst Dummermuth
  • Patent number: 5397515
    Abstract: A control system for controlling the temperature within process machinery such as the feed assembly in an injection molding machine. The control system provides a six phase process for starting up the machine from cold conditions and controlling the machine temperature to rapidly and accurately attain a command temperature while identifying control parameters for use under steady state conditions for maintaining the command temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Assignee: Allen-Bradley Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Searle, Brian P. Delaney, Kevin O. Delaney, Keith M. Hogan, Peter B. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 5396197
    Abstract: A transformer-coupled, bridged-T network for connection of a load to an electrical communication network includes a transformer with a center tap and two end taps, a drop cable for electrical connection of the load to the center tap and passive elements connected across the transformer to compensate for impedance of the drop cable and the load when the load is connected through the drop cable to the center tap
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1995
    Assignee: Allen-Bradley Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence W. Esker, Fred P. Rhine
  • Patent number: 5392329
    Abstract: An automatic call distribution system (10) with a multiport switch (12) which selectively interconnects telephonic units (16) of an internal network with a plurality of external units (13) of an external telephonic network (14) having an emergency recording system (11) with at least one recorder (18) interconnected with a port of the switch (12), establishing an informational group of units (14), an emergency key (32) on the console (30) of the unit (16) for requesting the recording of a call connected with the unit (16) in which a recorder (18) from a corresponding group is assigned to record the call at the requesting unit (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Adams, Brian J. Shapley, Pramela M. Ittoop
  • Patent number: 5388145
    Abstract: An internode routing for an emergency telephone system (14) having a first switch (16) for routing telephone calls, a second switch (18) for routing telephone calls, a device (16 or 18) for defining emergency service zones for each of the first and second switches (16 or 18), and a device (16) for transferring a telephone call placed to the first switch (16) to the second switch (18) for completion to a public safety answering point responsive to the condition of the public safety answering point being located in the emergency service zone associated with the second switch (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1995
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Mulrow, Donald J. Jester
  • Patent number: 5386412
    Abstract: A telecommunication system (40) with a multiport switch (42) controlled by a central processing unit (44) to interconnect telephone units (48) of an external telephonic network (50) with an internal network of agent telephonic units (52) connected with the multiport switch (42) and to communicate with an information support computer terminal (56) on a single, asynchronous, data communications link (58), a communication protocol method for communicating on the communications link (58) having the steps of establishing a multilayered compressed protocol in which the Data Link (24), Transport (28) and Session (30) layers of the OSI model (20) are combined into a single protocol layer (62), transmitting the compressed protocol on the asynchronous communication link (58), and transmitting a frame of information between the IST (56) and the telecommunication system (40), the frame having a plurality of different fields respectively associated with different types of information arranged in a preselected frame form i
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Inventors: Jung S. Park, Raymond G. Johns, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5386513
    Abstract: The SELF FILLING AND EMPTYING DATA PIPE LINE disclosed herein fills a pipeline register automatically when it is empty, without requiring a double request from the receiver. When the pipeline register is full, it is maintained in a full condition for as long as the sender has valid data. When the sender no longer has valid data, the pipeline empties itself of all remaining valid data to the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Curtis S. Tengan
  • Patent number: 5384841
    Abstract: An automatic call distribution network (10) with an originating automatic call distributor (ACD) (12A) which transfers a received call to a destination ACD (12B) through an external telephonic network (24), a call overflow system (32) with a central processing unit (16A) at the originating ACD (12A) to compile data relating to an overflow call to be transmitted through the external telephonic network (24) to the destination ACD (12B) of at least one of the types of information of: identification of a selected gate (26B) of the destination ACD (12B) to which the overflow call is to be routed, identification of the originating ACD (12A), a time information relating to a time the overflow call was in a queue at the originating ACD (12A), an ANI number representation of a telephone number of the call received at the originating ACD (12A) and a priority level of the overflow call, the central processing unit (16A) at the originating ACD (12A) sending the compiled data to the destination ACD ( 12B) to route the cal
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1995
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Adams, Wayne L. Harbuziuk, Christopher G. Culp
  • Patent number: 5378931
    Abstract: A fuse blown detection circuit for use in conjunction with the control transistor output circuits of a programmable controller which provides low leakage after the fuse is blown. The detection circuit comprises a pair of voltage dividers and a diagnostic triggering device forming an H-bridge network connected across the terminals of the fuse and a blocking diode. When the fuse is blown the voltage levels defined by the dividers change to activate the trigger device and enable a diagnostic signal indicative of the fuse blown condition while the blocking diode prevents current flow back through the control transistor and output circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Allen-Bradley Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Bolda, Michael R. Havey, Anthony G. Gibart
  • Patent number: 5372067
    Abstract: Keyless lithographic printing system with single printing fluid. A lithographic printing press has a blanket cylinder (101) and a plate cylinder (102) with a printing plate (100) mounted thereon, a form roller system (103) having at least one form roller rotationally contacting the plate cylinder (102), a printing fluid supply system for supplying a controlled composition of printing fluid to the form roller system (103). A reservoir system (110, 124, 126, 107, 128) is provided for containing the printing fluid, the printing fluid being a predetermined composition of dampening water and ink. A pickup roller (106) removes the printing fluid from the reservoir system, the pickup roller (106) having an oleophilic and hydrophobic surface. A drum roller (104) transfers the printing fluid to the form roller system (103), the drum roller (104) having an oleophilic and hydrophobic surface and interfacing with the form roller system (103).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1994
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Frank J. Doyle, deceased
  • Patent number: 5371785
    Abstract: An automatic call distribution system (12) for interconnecting units (16) of an external telephonic network (18) with telephonic consoles (10) capable of multiple functions, a console personality control apparatus having a personality reset card (40) carrying information identifying a personality reset function, a card connector socket module (26) for releasable connection with the personality reset card (40), a memory (32) for storing a plurality of console function personalities and a microprocessor (20) for reading the personality reset card identifying information when the personality reset card is connected with the console (10) to reset the console function personality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: David A. Marcinkiewicz
  • Patent number: 5365847
    Abstract: A control system (14) for a printing press (12) having a printing cylinder (36a-36d) having an outer surface, a device (90) for determining a reference printing image for the outer surface of the cylinder (36a-36d), and a device (90) for modifying the reference printing image to a subsequent printing image, and a device (90, 45, 46, 48, and 50) for forming the subsequent printing image on the outer surface of the cylinder (36a-36d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: William F. Pers
  • Patent number: 5365796
    Abstract: A device (10) for determining the tension of a web (12) on a cylinder (14) of a printing press (16) having a first device (45) for determining the wrap angle of the web (12) on the cylinder (14), a second device (29) for determining the total force applied by the web (12) on the cylinder (14), and a device (100) responsive to the first and second determining devices (45 and 29) for calculating the tension of the web (12) on the cylinder (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: JiaShen P. Lin, Xinxin Wang
  • Patent number: 5365844
    Abstract: A device (20) for controlling a web (2) in a printing press (4) having a supply roll (1) of the web (2), a printing drum or roll (4a) of the press (4), a device (12) for detecting a power loss of the press (4), and a device (10 and 10) responsive to the detecting device (12) for controlling the tension of the web (2) in the event of a power loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiki Miyashige
  • Patent number: 5365842
    Abstract: A printing press (10) having a rotatable cylinder (40) having at least one cavity (26) positioned within the cylinder (40), a device (50) for rotating the cylinder (40), and a damping material (12) in said cavity (26) to reduce the vibration amplitude of the cylinder (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Hagop V. Panossian
  • Patent number: 5365581
    Abstract: An automatic port capability assignment system for assigning port capabilities to communication ports (20) of a telephonic switching system (10) with a switch (12) controlled by a central processing unit (14) having a memory (15) to interconnect an external network (16) of external telephonic units with interior telephonic units (18) respectively connected with communication ports (20) of the switch (12) and having various communications capabilities. The physical capabilities of an interior telephonic unit (18) connected to a port (20) are determined by a system administration unit (13) assigning a logical device type and a predetermined set of personal capabilities for the individual user. In response to receipt of a sign-in code of an individual user on an interior telephonic unit (18), the automatic port capability assignment system ascertains the personal capabilities permitted for the individual user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel F. Baker, Joseph C. Steinlicht
  • Patent number: 5359929
    Abstract: A device (14) for delivering signatures (S) in a printing press (10) having a fly (18) having a plurality of open pockets (26) to receive the signatures (S), a device (20) for rotating the fly (18), a device (36) for stripping the signatures (S) from the fly (18) in an exit portion (34) of the fly (18), and a device (32 and 30) for driving the stripping device (36) at a speed relative to the speed of the fly (18) in a manner reducing their relative velocity less than the relative velocity between the fly (18) and a stationary condition of the stripping device (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Robert E. Hansen
  • Patent number: 5359930
    Abstract: A device for delivering signatures (S) for a printing press (10) having a delivery device (50) having a plurality of sets (60a and 60b) of flies (58a, 58b, 58c, and 58d), with the flies (58a-d) each having a plurality of open pockets (26) disposed around the flies (58a-d), a device (62a and 62b) for stripping signatures (S) from the pockets (26) disposed between a pair of adjacent flies (58a and b, and 58c and d) in each set (60a and b) of the flies (58a-d), a device (76, 78, and 80) for adjusting the sets (60a and b) of flies (58a-d) and stripping devices (62a and b) in unison laterally across the delivery device (50), and a device (64 and 84) for modifying the lateral distance between adjacent sets (60a and b) of the flies (58a-d) and respective stripping devices (62a and b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Robert E. Hansen
  • Patent number: 5355090
    Abstract: A redundant clock system (8) keeps active and standby clock signals in phase with one another through way of a pair of cross-connected phase corrector circuits (PC1 and PC2) each of which operate off one of a pair of frequency locked, asynchonous, master clocks, or a delay compensated signal from a delay connector circuit (103, 104) of the phase corrector (PC1 or PC2). With such a redundant system, a method of switchover is provided in which all clock bus interface circuits are caused to select a standby phase corrector circuit to be active and then causing the previously active phase corrector circuit to operate as the standby to reduce timing errors caused by phase discontinuity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond W. Pajowski, Bruce M. Bina
  • Patent number: 5351614
    Abstract: A self-oscillating roller assembly (10, 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D) with an oscillating shaft (54) mounted on translational bearings (58, 60) to slide along a stationary shaft (48) and with a rotary shaft (55) mounted to the oscillating shaft (54) on rotational bearings (80, 82) to provide rotational movement. A key assembly (62, 63, 64, 66) restrains the relative longitudinal movement between the oscillating shaft (54) and the rotary shaft (55) while a pair of springs (68, 70) provides bias to return the rotary shaft (55) and oscillating shaft (54) to a preselected home position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Louis S. Depa