Patents Represented by Law Firm Haseltine, Lake & Waters
  • Patent number: 4325371
    Abstract: A loquat-leaf moxibustion therapy in which a green leaf of loquat and thereupon mattings of vegetable fibers such as for example the combination of a mat of cotton fabric and a mat of paper are placed preferably in this sequence on the surface of the body skin of a subject in the region of a desired "remedial spot" of the subject and thereafter a moxa stick kindled at one axial end thereof and pointed to the remedial spot across the layers of the mattings and the leaf is pressed at the fiery end of the stick onto the mattings so that the loquat leaf is locally fumigated by the smoke from the moxa stick for producing the combined medicinal effects of the moxa and the loquat leaf and, at the same time, the subject's body skin is pressed upon at the remedial spot and enjoys the remedial efficacy obtainable by the finger-pressure therapy known in the art of oriental medicine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1982
    Inventor: Koukichi Atsumi
  • Patent number: 4261176
    Abstract: A thermodynamic installation with a closed circuit for a working medium employing a compressor and an expansion machine connected thereto; or by a transmission linked by a first heat exchanger and second heat exchanger having the working medium in the heat exchangers and expansion machine continuously in a vapor-liquid phase equilibrium and that complete circulation takes place within the vapor-liquid phase area of the temperature-entropy diagram. The installation can be employed as a heat pump or to provide energy as a turbine resulting in an increased yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1981
    Assignee: Verenigde Machinefabrieken Stork N.V.
    Inventor: Frederik H. Theyse
  • Patent number: 4260175
    Abstract: A safety binding adapted to be mounted on a ski comprises a one-piece jaw in which engages and is maintained one end of the sole of a ski boot, this jaw being urged under the action of a resilient device against two support lines provided on a rear transverse face of a support member. The support lines, viewed along the axis of the ski, converge towards a point located above the ski. The resilient device comprises a pressure member bearing upon the front transverse face of the support presenting at least two lines of reaction converging towards the ski.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Assignee: Etablissements Francois Salomon and Fils
    Inventor: Georges P. J. Salomon
  • Patent number: 4258482
    Abstract: A ski boot comprises an upper, of which the stiffness is adjustable, and a strap surrounding the upper of the boot in the zone advantageously corresponding to the bottom of the leg.Means are provided to fix the strap on said upper.The strap comprises at least one zone of elastic deformation located between the said means for fixation on the upper, and means for controlling the deformation advantageously cooperating with the strap at least one either side of said zone of deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1981
    Assignee: S.A. Etablissements Francois Salomon & Fils
    Inventor: Georges P. J. Salomon
  • Patent number: 4250979
    Abstract: There is disclosed a disc brake apparatus exhibiting an arrangement in which a pair of side panels are disposed on either side of the exterior of a wheel hub. These panels are provided, at their inner surfaces, with a pair of brake pistons, each of the pistons being arranged to face, at the forward end of a brake pad, a disc brake secured to one side surface of the wheel hub. The invention is characterized by the provision of an air space within the wheel hub, such air space being in communication with the ambient air. Further, each brake disc is provided on its back surface with plural fins projecting therefrom, such fins also being exposed to the aerodynamic conditions within the air space within the wheel hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1981
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 4251472
    Abstract: A carburetor for combustion engines with a mixing chamber in the carburetor housing, the mixing chamber being bounded downstream by a randomly actuated mixture throttle and upstream by an air throttle controlling the intake air cross section and actuated by the pressure prevailing in the mixing chamber. A bypass air duct discharges into the center of the mixing chamber and receives the fuel supply. A nozzle pin cooperates with the air throttle and controls the cross section of a fuel jet. Downstream of this jet is another fuel jet whose cross section is controllable as a function of engine operating parameters by means of an analog magnet. The fuel jet controlled by the analog magnet may be the fuel outlet in the bypass air duct, and may be controlled by a nozzle pin through a lever via the analog magnet which is a plunger system. The second fuel jet may be located in a bypass air duct and its cross section may also be controlled by an analog magnet as a function of engine operating parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1981
    Assignee: Pierburg GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Martin Dammann
  • Patent number: 4251695
    Abstract: A moving-coil type pickup cartridge comprises a vibration system including a stylus for tracing a sound groove of a record disc, at least one coil plate adapted to vibrate in response to vibration of the stylus of the vibration system, and an arrangement for producing magnetic fields with respect to the coil plate. The coil plate has at least one coil formed by thin film in a spirally-shaped pattern. The magnetic field producing arrangement has at least one permanent magnet for producing magnetic fields wherein are produced magnetic fluxes of mutually opposite directions respectively in regions of the coil resulting from substantially halving of the coil in the vibration direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1981
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ono, Norio Shibata, Katsuhiko Oguri, Masayoshi Uchida, Kazuhiro Sato, Hidetoshi Sato
  • Patent number: 4250852
    Abstract: A fuel-injection engine with prechamber-torch ignition is of particular advantage in vehicular transport. In this engine, an injector nozzle and a nozzle connecting the precombustion chamber with the combustion chamber are arranged opposite to each other, a channel providing for additional communication between the precombustion chamber and the combustion chamber being made in a wall of the precombustion chamber near the injector nozzle. The distance between the injector nozzle and the precombustion chamber nozzle is such, that during injection a jet of fuel touches the walls of the precombustion chamber and ejects the contents thereof into the combustion chamber, wherein the volume of the fuel jet in the precombustion chamber constituting 0.05-0.25 of the volume of said chamber. Such an embodiment of the engine permits scavenging of the precombustion chamber and removal of exhaust gases from said chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1981
    Inventors: Niyazi Abulkasim ogly Kerimov, Rafik Israfil ogly Mekhtiev, Lev A. Gussak, Konstantin M. Maskenskov, Garri V. Evart, Malik Akhmed ogly Talybov, Ruslan D. Tagiev, Nikolai G. Mozokhin, deceased, by Valentina I. Zubalya, administrator
  • Patent number: 4249064
    Abstract: A heat fixing device for electrographic apparatus comprising a pair of opposed electrically conductive guide members between which passes a record sheet with a toner image transferred thereon, a floating potential or bias voltage being applied to at least one of the guide members so as to produce a repulsive force which can alleviate an electrical attractive force subjected between the guide member and the toner image on the record sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1981
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeru Nakayama
  • Patent number: 4247628
    Abstract: The stability of a cyan dye image formed by phenol and naphthol couplers is improved with respect to "dark fading" by incorporating in the silver halide color photographic material in which the dye image is formed at least one 2-phenyl benzotriazole compound having in the 2'-position an --OR group wherein R is an organic residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1981
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Uchida, Shoji Kikuchi, Takashi Sasaki, Mikio Sato
  • Patent number: 4247295
    Abstract: The discharge printing past contains the sodium or calcium salt of a sulfonated derivative of an N-alkylated benzylphenyl ammonium halide which acts as a sequestering and solubilizing agent for the indigo blue. It is used in conjunction with a reducing agent (or an oxidizing agent) and a bleaching agent or process resistant dye, depending on whether the print is to be white or colored. After developing in the presence of a second removing agent and a strong dispersing agent, the textile stock is washed, dried, subjected to conventional finishing treatments and again dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1981
    Assignee: Estampados Estil, S.A.
    Inventor: Francisco J. Patxot
  • Patent number: 4246541
    Abstract: A system comprising a demodulator for demodulating an input FM signal which has been subjected to interference by another FM signal, an envelope detector for detecting the envelope of fluctuation of the amplitude of the input signal, an AGC circuit for controlling the level of the input signal supplied to the envelope detector, a capacitor for passing only the AC component of the output of the envelope detector, a first delay circuit for delaying the AC component by a specific delay time, a circuit having a transfer characteristic of a hyperbolic function and converting the waveform of the output of the first delay circuit, an analog multiplier supplied at its x input terminal with the output of the waveform converting circuit and producing a distortion cancellation signal, a second delay circuit for delaying the output demodulated signal of the demodulator by the specific delay time, a first operation circuit supplied with the output signal of the second delay circuit and with the distortion cancellation sig
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1981
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Limited
    Inventor: Yukinobu Ishigaki
  • Patent number: 4244179
    Abstract: An annular combustion chamber which has structural elements for delivery of primary air to sustain and stabilize burning and elements for admission of secondary air into the dilution zone. The primary air delivery elements intended for stabilization of burning are made so that at least two curved slotted passages are formed for tangential admission of the air into the combustion zone. The passage wall plates are concentric, being arranged so that the outer wall plate of each preceding passage is naturally the inner wall plate of the subsequent one displaced relative to the former in the downstream direction. The slotted passages have a substantially constant flow-passage along the entire annular combustion chamber periphery (length).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Inventors: Gennady P. Kainov, Vladimir G. Kuznetsov, Anatoly M. Polyakov, Igor A. Shleenkov
  • Patent number: 4244750
    Abstract: A basic photovoltaic stack is constituted by a semiconducting layer interposed between a layer forming an ohmic contact and a layer forming a Schottky contact. A second photovoltaic stack having the same structure as the basic stack is formed on this latter and includes one of the layers forming an ohmic or Schottky contact. The layer or layers forming an ohmic contact are connected together so as to constitute a first output terminal of the photovoltaic generator. The layer or layers forming a Schottky contact are connected together so as to constitute a second output terminal of the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique
    Inventors: Andre Chenevas-Paule, Igor Melnick, Line Vieux-Rochaz
  • Patent number: 4244235
    Abstract: Apparatus for attaching a stay for a brake lever to a handle bar of a bicycle in which a non-ferrous metal or synthetic resin stay pivotably supports a brake lever through a pivot shaft by a fastening band mounted in a cavity portion formed in the bottom of the stay. A spacer is mounted within the cavity portion and has first support elements for abutting against the handle bar and second support elements for engaging the pivot shaft such that when the band is secured to the pivot shaft frictional engagement is obtained between the first supporting elements and the handle bar and the stay becomes secured to the handle bar through the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yoshikawa Seisakusho
    Inventor: Kunihiko Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 4245240
    Abstract: A picking-up apparatus such as a color television camera for converting an image of an object to be picked-up into an electrical picture signal comprises a lens system such as an objective lens system for forming the image of the object on an image plane, a scanner comprising a swingable plane mirror for optically scanning the image of the object in a first direction, i.e. a vertical direction of a television raster scan, at least one linear image sensor array of self-scanning type arranged in said image plane in a second direction which is perpendicular to the first direction; i.e. a horizontal direction of the television raster scan, and a control and process circuit for driving the scanner and linear image sensor array in synchronism with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunpei Tanaka
  • Patent number: 4244616
    Abstract: A tool for exchanging and transporting irradiation capsules of a nuclear reactor using water, which capsules contain samples experiencing, during the operation of the reactor, comparable irradiation to that experienced by the reactor vessel, between the vessel and the swimming pool and between several positions along the heat shield surrounding the core thereof, said tool comprises tongs comprising pivotable fingers pivotable between an inoperative position and an operative position for engaging a capsule, mounted in the region of the lower end of a vertical operating tube and controlled by first coaxial cam means mounted at the end of a vertical operating rod which is coaxial with the operating tube, said rod having a handle at its upper part and being movable vertically between a position in which said fingers are in the inoperative position and a position in which said fingers are in their operative position, means for exerting a downward thrust on a capsule by said operating tube comprising a double-actin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Assignee: Framatome
    Inventor: Christian Buchalet
  • Patent number: 4243485
    Abstract: In a nuclear reactor, a drainage channel for the safety injection and spray circuits of the reactor is arranged in the bottom of the annular gap between two substantially vertical walls surrounding the pressure vessel of the reactor, the drainage channel comprising filter panels disposed vertically along each side of a central horizontal solid lower panel at the bottom of the annular gap and between two lateral horizontal solid upper panels so as to bound a central channel having vertical lateral filter walls communicating with two lateral chambers which communicate by substantially horizontal passages with a central collecting chamber disposed below the central lower panel and having an outlet for connection to the main intake of the safety circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1981
    Assignee: Societe Franco-Americaine de Constructions Atomiques-Framatome
    Inventor: Michel Chabin
  • Patent number: 4243837
    Abstract: An arrangement for controlling a telephone transmission line having an input linked to a sound detection device located in a noisy environment. The transmission line operates only for the transmission of words received by the sound detection device. The transmission line is made operative or inoperative according to whether sound energy variation collected by the sound detection device for duration of a predetermined time interval is superior or inferior to a predetermined approximate audio level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1981
    Assignee: Electronique Marcel Dassault
    Inventor: Philippe P. Bertholon
  • Patent number: 4243233
    Abstract: A novel sealing device of extremely simple and durable construction particularly adapted for use in sealing between the opposed flat end surfaces of two mutually movable members, for example, one for a rotary member and the other for a stationary member. The device includes a seal ring of novel construction having a flat sealing face and a tapered, conical sealing face formed on the opposite sides thereof, and an annular groove formed in said rotary member for receiving said seal ring, said groove being provided with a conical bottom surface. The seal ring is cut to provide itself with a radial expanding force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1981
    Inventor: Yoshio Arai