Patents Represented by Attorney John Kurucz
  • Patent number: 5879020
    Abstract: Binding part comprising a fitted body (1) sliding along a support (2) fixed to the ski and pushing in the direction of the middle of the binding with the aid of a drive spring (11) supported against a bolt (19) and intended to keep the boot, through its compression, cramped between the front toe-piece and the heel binding. It comprises a visual check display of the compression of the drive spring, comprising an arm (24) connected kinematically to the mainstay (19) and a window (26) on the upper side or lateral side of said body in which said arm appears, preferably only in the event of the correct adjustment of the binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Look Fixations S.A.
    Inventor: Thierry Buquet
  • Patent number: 4739863
    Abstract: A locking assembly for vat wheels mounted in a track includes an air cylinder actuator having a reciprocating piston rod which drives a pivotable rocker assembly. The rocker assembly includes a pair of wheel braces which, in a locking position, cross the tracks contacting the inner surfaces of two adjacent vat wheels to prevent rolling or rocking of the vat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Inventor: Richard L. Stauffer
  • Patent number: 4642932
    Abstract: A moveable underwater icewalker is disclosed. The icewalker comprises, a flotation base, a moveable rod connected to the underside of the base, a flotation arm attached to the rod and culminating in spikes at one end, a plurality of skates and a line attached to the bottom of the rod at one end and whose other end passes through an eyelet which is attached to the underside of the flotation base. By pulling on the line, the icewalker moves forward underneath a mass of ice. The icewalker may cover any distance in any direction that the user desires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Inventor: Michael Austin
  • Patent number: 4524704
    Abstract: A jig for holding an accessory to be stitched to fabric relative to the needle of a sewing machine comprises a first captive sliding bar and an accessory holder attached to the sliding bar. There are at least two stop positions located, as by detents, on the first sliding bar which correspond in spacing to the spacing in one direction to two sets of thread holes in the accessory. The jig may include a second sliding bar between the first sliding bar and the accessory holder to furnish movement transverse to that of the first sliding bar and stop positions related to the positions in a transverse direction of thread holes in the accessory. Different accessory holders may attach to the end of the sliding bar to hold different accessories, such as skirt hooks or eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1985
    Assignee: G & G Sewing Machine Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Salvatore V. Cusumano
  • Patent number: 4504861
    Abstract: A portable TV transmitter is provided on a harness. The transmitter may be carried by a person on the back thus leaving the hands free for operating a TV camera coupled with the transmitter. The transmitter is equipped with a multi-directional antenna, a rechargeable battery pack and a battery charger. The battery pack and charger may be removed during the charging operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1985
    Assignee: EMCEE A Division of Electronics, Missiles & Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph P. Dougherty
  • Patent number: 4459978
    Abstract: An expandable fingers medical device which improves surgical speed and precision and enhances patient care and recovery by minimizing anesthesia time, trauma, infection and iatrogenic complications and increases viability of anastomosis. The medical device has fingers which expand and spread out in response to actuation of a control assembly. In the illustrative embodiment, the control assembly has a wrist mounting which holds the fingers and a wire rope for pulling the fingers against the cammed end of a tube. A threaded rod is secured to the distal end of the wire rope for threaded engagement with an internally threaded knob. When the knob is turned in one direction, the rod and wire rope are pulled causing the fingers to cam against the cammed end of the tube, thereby causing the fingers to spread apart. When the knob is turned in the opposite direction, the rod and wire rope are pushed causing the fingers to retract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Assignee: Endoscopy Surgical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Constantine Kotsanis
  • Patent number: 4447227
    Abstract: Multi-purpose pneumatic and hydraulic devices suitable for diagnostic and surgical use facilitate surgical procedures as well as enhance patient care and recovery by minimizing trauma, infection and iatrogenic complications. The multi-purpose devices each have at least one medical grade balloon and a stabilizing assembly to enhance positioning and engagement of the balloon in a lumen. The stabilizing assembly can take the form of another medical grade balloon or one or more vacuum responsive members, such as active or passive microsuckers. The multi-purpose device can also be equipped with a self-advancing unit, a bypass circuit, a vacuum retractor, a crusher, a multi-lens system and/or a fiberscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1984
    Assignee: Endoscopy Surgical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Constantine A. Kotsanis
  • Patent number: 4445100
    Abstract: A band-reject filter comprises a resonator with an adjustable resonator rod which is mounted in proximity to a co-axial assembly. The coupling rod passes thru the inner conductor of the co-axial assembly and extends into the resonator. At the end of the rod inside the resonator there is a coupling disc. Means are provided to adjust the distance between the resonator rod and the disc. The frequency rejected by the filter can be adjusted by either adjusting the length of the resonator rod or by adjusting the distance between the disc and the resonator rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1984
    Assignee: Electronics, Missiles & Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Decker
  • Patent number: 4078647
    Abstract: Blocks or streams consisting of one or more layers of cigarettes can be transported by one or more endless conveyors wherein an endless band-like or rim-like carrier is surrounded by a pile of elastically deformable bristles which engage and entrain the adjacent layer or layers of cigarettes when the conveyors are in motion. The conveyors may be used to evacuate selected blocks of arrayed cigarettes from a packing machine or to cooperate with each other or with conventional belt conveyors in order to transport cigarettes sideways to the inlet of the magazine in a packing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1978
    Assignee: Hauni-Werke Korber & Co. KG
    Inventors: Harry David, Willy Rudszinat
  • Patent number: 4069830
    Abstract: A stream of moist tobacco is fed into one end of a rotating drum which is heated by steam circulating coils and wherein a current of heated air flows counter to the direction of tobacco travel. A portion of moisture-laden air issuing at the one end of the drum is evacuated into the atmosphere and the remaining portion of moisture-laden air is intercepted and recirculated into the other end of the drum by way of a duct which contains an adjustable device for mixing the recirculated portion of moisture-laden air with fresh air. The mixture is heated upstream of the other end of the drum, and the moisture content of dried tobacco is measured and compared with a desired moisture content. When the measured moisture content deviates from the desired moisture content, the rate of evacuation of moisture-laden air is changed simultaneously with the rate of admission of fresh air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1978
    Assignee: Hauni-Werke Korber & Co. KG
    Inventors: Willi Thiele, Gerd-Joachim Wendt, Werner Heyden
  • Patent number: 4061234
    Abstract: Apparatus for assembling blocks of parallel cigarettes in formations ready for packing has a magazine for a supply of parallel cigarettes and three groups of downwardly extending ducts whose upper ends communicate with the magazine to admit parallel cigarettes and whose lower end portions are located at a block building station. The end portions of the two outer groups of ducts are located in horizontal planes, one above the other, and the end portion of each duct of one outer group registers with the end portion of a duct of the other outer group. The end portions of the median group of ducts are vertical or nearly vertical and are located between the end portions of the two outer groups of ducts. The rows of parallel cigarettes which accumulate in the end portions of the ducts are expelled simultaneously by a pusher whereby the expelled cigarettes pass through a mouthpiece which completes their conversion into a block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1974
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1977
    Assignee: Hauni-Werke Korber & Co., KG
    Inventors: Jurgen Bantien, Dietrich Bardenhagen, Johannes Mielke, Friedel Kruse
  • Patent number: 4055192
    Abstract: Tobacco particles which escape from plain cigarettes and/or filter cigarettes in machines for the making of plain and filter cigarettes are partially separated from streams of suction air before such streams reach the main separator. This relieves the main separator so that the latter necessitates less frequent cleaning and/or replacement of filters. In a filter cigarette making machine with or without a main separator, one or more separators for reusable tobacco particles can be installed to collect reusable particles which escape at one, two or more stations where the escape of tobacco is likely and pronounced. Such separators employ suction fans, vessels below the respective units, and pipes which convey the contents of vessels to a tobacco removing device upstream of the fans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1974
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1977
    Assignee: Hauni-Werke Korber & Co., KG
    Inventors: Herbert Berlin, Siegfried Abrahams, Peter Brand
  • Patent number: 4054145
    Abstract: Particles of a continuous tobacco stream are intimately contacted with and thus conditioned by finely distributed solid or fluid additives in a rotary drum into which the additives are supplied by one or more spray nozzles. Tobacco particles are propelled into the drum by a rotary winnower or by an impeller nozzle which discharges a current of compressed air. The flight spans of tobacco particles can be varied by changing the speed of the winnower or by changing the pressure of air which issues from the impeller nozzle. The weight of tobacco which is being fed to the winnower or impeller nozzle per unit of time is measured, and the results of such measurements are used to regulate the flight spans of propelled tobacco particles and the quantity of additives which are admitted into the drum per unit of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1972
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1977
    Assignee: Hauni-Werke Korber & Co., KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Berndt, Heinz Wittkugel, Waldemar Wochnowski, Gustav Hancke
  • Patent number: 4044659
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing composite filter plugs for cigarettes or other smokers' products has two sets of conveyors which feed filter rod sections of different types to the flutes of a rotary assembly conveyor. The latter assembles the sections into groups each having a section of first and second type and moves the groups to an auxiliary conveyor which transports the groups sideways to successive pneumatic holders of a transfer conveyor. The transfer conveyor has two carriers which rotate about parallel axes and are coupled to each other by linkages, one for each holder. The linkages cause the holders to rotate relative to that carrier which supports the holders so that the orientation of holders remains unchanged during travel through or when the groups are taken over by successive increments of a web which is moved lengthwise and is draped around the resulting rod-like filler to form therewith a rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1977
    Assignee: Hauni-Werke Korber & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dietrich Bardenhagen, Helmut Niemann, Wolfgang Steiniger, Gerhard Tolasch, Wolfgang Wiese
  • Patent number: 4043454
    Abstract: The operation of apparatus for the production of composite filter plugs is controlled by a circuit which employs one or more capacitive detectors mounted adjacent to the path of filter rod sections and transmitting signals which are indicative of the passage of filter rod sections of different types and/or the absence of filter rod sections. The control circuit regulates the speed of the main prime mover which is directly coupled to a cutoff for subdividing the filter rod into composite filter plugs, the speed ratio of a transmission which can drive the conveyors of the apparatus at any one of several speeds, an ejector which can segregate defective filter plugs from satisfactory filter plugs, and the circuit for arresting the main prime mover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1977
    Assignee: Hauni-Werke Korber & Co. KG
    Inventor: Joachim Reuland
  • Patent number: 4041958
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing a narrow tobacco stream ready for trimming or immediate wrapping into a web of cigarette paper has a distributor from which a wide first belt or a plate transports a thin carpet of tobacco particles to a first transfer station where the carpet is transferred by suction and preferably also by compressed air onto a narrower foraminous second belt forming part of an intermediate conveyor with an independent drive. The second belt is inclined with respect to and narrower than the first belt or plate and accumulates a layer of tobacco particles which are attracted to the second belt by a suction chamber extending from the first transfer station to a second transfer station where the layer is transferred onto a foraminous third belt to form thereon a narrow stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1977
    Assignee: Hauni-Werke Korber & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gunter Wahle, Dieter Ludszeweit, Jurgen Gomann, Horst Zessin
  • Patent number: 4040218
    Abstract: A vessel, particularly a silo, has an upright shell of circular outline wherein a median part supports an upper part and rests on a lower part. Each of the upper and median parts consists of four arcuate sections which are secured to each other by strips or bars and screws, and the lower portion of the lower part tapers downwardly toward the axis of the shell. The upper portion of the lower part is a collar including a ring of triangular cross section which supports the median part and rests on four ground-contacting supports. The collar consists of four arcuate sections which abut against each other in planes including the axis of the shell and are secured to each other by upright T-bulb-section bars each having two flanges which are secured to the outer sides of neighboring sections of the collar by vertical rows of screws and a bulb which is remote from the collar and is located between the respective rows of screws to afford access to such screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1977
    Inventor: Karl-Heinz Stanelle
  • Patent number: 4039258
    Abstract: Prints of film frames forming part of relatively short film strips are made by attaching to each film strip a tab, inserting the strip and the tab into an envelope which bears information denoting the order number, the number of prints to be made, the type of prints, and customer identification, shipping or delivering the envelopes to a processing laboratory where the information which is borne by the envelopes is encoded on the respective tabs, grouping the envelopes and film strips according to the nature of prints to be made and the type of film strips, reproducing successive or selected film frames of a group of strips by imaging them onto a web of photographic paper in a copying machine without splicing the film strips together, subdividing the web into discrete prints, assemblihg the prints with the associated envelopes and film strips for delivery or shipment to customers, and calculating and recording the cost of each order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1977
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert, A.G.
    Inventors: Friedrich Hujer, Wolfgang Zahn
  • Patent number: 4038673
    Abstract: A view finder for use in photographic apparatus which embody or are connectable with two objectives having different focal lengths has a field lens, an eye lens behind the field lens, and two intermediate lenses each of which is pivotable in the housing about a fixed axis between an operative position in which it extends across the path of scene light between the eye lens and the field lens and a retracted position. A link is articulately connected to both intermediate lenses whereby the connection between the link and one of the intermediate lenses constitutes a pin-and-slot connection. A second pin-and-slot connection attaches the link to one arm of a two-armed lever which is pivotably mounted in the housing and the other arm of the lever is coupled to a reciprocable slide by a third pin-and-slot connection. When the slide is moved in one direction, one of the intermediate lenses is retracted and the other lens moves to operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1977
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Rolf Schroder
  • Patent number: 4037712
    Abstract: The moving parts of a tobacco cutting machine and the conveyor or conveyors which transfer tobacco to the cutting machine are driven by a variable speed motor whose speed is regulated in dependency on the volume of tobacco in a duct from which the conveyor or conveyors draw or receive tobacco for transfer into the machine. The height of the pile of tobacco in the duct is monitored by photoelectric cells which transmit signals to a speed regulator for the motor so that the speed of the motor increases and decreases when the height of the pile respectively increases and decreases. The duct receives tobacco at a constant rate from a metering unit. Fluctuations of the height of tobacco pile in the duct are due to changes in size, moisture content and/or temperature of tobacco which is being supplied by the metering unit. The latter can supply tobacco to the ducts of two or more discrete cutting machines and then includes a distributor which feeds tobacco to all ducts at an equal rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1977
    Assignee: Hauni-Werke Korber & Co., KG
    Inventor: Waldemar Wochnowski