Patents Represented by Attorney Karl F. Ross
  • Patent number: 4740284
    Abstract: The holding device for conveying container bodies open at both ends made of ferromagnetic material on a conveyor has at least one permanent magnet for generating magnetic forces necessary to hold the container body on it, a supporting member attachable with the conveyor and two framework components (one of which may be made slidable) held spaced from each other aligned in the longitudinal direction of the supporting member. Alternatively in two specific examples of our invention the permanent magnet is provided in the vicinity of the framework components and the supporting member is insertable in the container body or the permanent magnet is provided on the supporting member or it is the supporting member and an electrode distinct from the supporting member is insertable in the container body. The framework members have a substantially U-shape cross section and are arranged so that their free side pieces on each side thereof parallel the longitudinal direction of the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: Schmalbach-Lubeca AG
    Inventors: Georg Bolte, Hartmut Helbing
  • Patent number: 4739586
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for the edge grinding of a glass pane in which a grinding wheel is guided to the glass pane so that a grinding point is defined therebetween which travels along the edge of the rotating wheel. Cooling during grinding is provided by a coolant jet dispensed from a nozzle whose end is essentially pointed towards the grinding point. Via a respective control unit, the coolant jet is caused to follow automatically and precisely the movement of the grinding point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: Flachglass Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rudolf Eckardt, Hans C. Neuendorf, Horst Spittka
  • Patent number: 4740279
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process of producing lithium metal by the electrolysis of fused mixed salts comprising electrolyzing fused mixed salts consisting of lithium chloride and potassium chloride in a diaphragmless electrolytic cell, withdrawing molten lithium metal from the cell to a receiver and cooling the lithium metal which has been withdrawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: Metallgesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jurgen Muller, Richard Bauer, Bernd Sermond, Eike Dolling
  • Patent number: 4739884
    Abstract: A package insert between two layers of articles comprises a rigid plate formed with openings spanned by at least one and preferably two flexible and advantageously elastic films which are deformed when upper articles are stacked on lower articles through the openings to nest the articles in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Inventor: Herve Duplessy
  • Patent number: 4740225
    Abstract: A method of making optical performs from which optical fibers are drawn after collapsing of the preform, which comprises depositing by a vapor-phase reaction a plurality of layers on the inner surface of a support tube and controlling the temperature profile around the perimeter of the support so that the thickness of the deposit varies between at least one maximum and at least one minimum. Upon collapse of the support this gives rise to a core having a noncircular cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: Cselt-Centro Studi E Laboratori Telecomunicazioni SpA
    Inventors: Giuseppe Cocito, Giorgio Grego, Eros Modone
  • Patent number: 4739849
    Abstract: A track-laying vehicle of the type which has an engine, transmission, opeors cabin, running wheels and tracks which extend around the running wheel, has a compound support structure consisting of a torsionally rigid, generally planar rectangular chassis frame which carries the enigne, the transmission and the operator's cabin. The running wheels and tracks, by contrast, are mounted upon a wheel-carrying frame and is substantially coextensive with an underside thereof. The wheel-carrying frame is torsionally compliant and is connected to the chassis frame by a plurality of elastic journals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: Bombardier-Rotax-Wien Produktions-und Vetriebsgesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Dietrich Ranner
  • Patent number: 4740269
    Abstract: In the process according to our invention authenticating (code) marks are provided on paper, particularly a security or other financial instrument, by contacting laser radiation from a laser light source on the paper to form the authenticating marks. The objects of our invention are attained with an apparatus equipped with a pivotable mirror device which allows the laser radiation to be directed on sheets of paper arranged transverse to the transport direction on a paper sheet. A preservative medium can be used to coat and protect the marks particularly from mechanical abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: Oesterreichische Nationalbank
    Inventors: Erich Berger, Hans Langer
  • Patent number: 4740413
    Abstract: A thermoplastic polyolefin substrate, preferably polyethylene or polypropylene, is joined to an ethylene-propylene polymer, preferably an ethylene-propylene-diene elastomer, by first locally preheating only selected portions of the surface of the thermoplastic substrate while maintaining the rest of the surface and of the substrate at a substantially lower temperature, then applying to substantially the entire surface of the substrate an unvulcanized layer of the ethylene-propylene polymer, and finally heating the elastomer layer and thermoplastic substrate to the vulcanization temperature of the polymer to vulcanize and/or cross-link same and to unitarily bond the layer and substrate together on the surface at the selected portions thereof but not on the surface between the selected portions. Thereafter the polymer layer and thermoplastic substrate are cured by cooling. A filter plate for a press filter can be made with this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: Lenser Verwaltungs-GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Wildner
  • Patent number: 4739096
    Abstract: A process is described in which catecholborane is produced by a reaction of a phenolic compound with a boron hydride in a solvent. Tris(catecholato)bisborane, i.e. the ester of boric acid and catechol, is reacted with an alkali metal-boron hydride in an aliphatic ether. A lithium halide is suitably used too, where sodium-boron hydride or potassium-boron hydride is employed. In a preferred embodiment, the reaction is carried out in conjunction with an activating grinding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: Metallgesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Heinrich Noth, Detlef Mannig
  • Patent number: 4738035
    Abstract: A drying apparatus for sheets of sliced veneer has two conveyor belts lying one above the other running together jointly around a partially curvilinear, looped path guided by a plurality of guide apparatuses, the belts being positioned so that the sheets may be inserted between the belts for transport in a direction transverse to their widths, wherein the conveyor belts run rectilinearly between at least two of the adjacent guide apparatuses for a distance at least equal to half the maximum width of the sheets fed between the belts. The guide apparatuses may be rotatable cylindrical structures, for example rollers or cylinders, whose axes of rotation preferably all lie in the same horizontal plane. These rotatable cylindrical structures may be provided with brakes, drying and heating units as well. Furthermore the drying apparatus provides a velocity difference between the belts of from 2% to 5% and the belts passing between adjacent pairs of rollers are inclined at angles from 30.degree. to 75.degree..
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: Babcock-Bsh Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ingo Grebe, Walter Munch
  • Patent number: 4738387
    Abstract: The invention is concerned with the design of processing stations for the processing, by welding technology, of semi-finished vehicle body subassemblies (5) within the framework of a flexible manufacturing system. Thereby, frame-like work piece carriers (1) with support members (4) are used for loose positioning of components of the subassemblies (5), where the work piece carriers (1) are also capable of accepting differently configured subassemblies. The transfer line (9) is not planned as a single line, but includes only the input station (10), the work position (6) and the output station (11). Next to these stations (10, 11), storage stations (14) are arrayed, which are connected with one another by a transport system (20) which crosses the transfer line (9). In this manner it is made possible to store the work piece carriers (1) with the processed subassemblies (5) or to bypass the next work station if it is not capable of receiving (a work piece carrier), or is out of order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignees: Kuka Schweissanlagen + Robotor GmbH, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Jaufmann, Werner von Hacht
  • Patent number: 4738754
    Abstract: An aqueous effluent is supplied to a stripping column (total stripping column) from which a mixture that is rich in NH.sub.3, CO.sub.2 and H.sub.2 S is withdrawn as a head product. In at least one additional stripping column the mixture is separated into a mixture which is rich in NH.sub.3 and a mixture which is rich in the sour gaes CO.sub.2 and H.sub.2 S. The mixture which is rich in NH.sub.3 is scrubbed with liquid ammonia. The overhead product from the total stripping column is cooled in a condenser under a pressure of 1 to 7 bars and is thus transformed into a liquid phase to such an extent that the liquid phase contains 70 to 100% of the NH.sub.3 which has been supplied to the condenser. The liquid phase is supplied at a temperature of 30.degree. to 90.degree. C. to a second stripping column (NH.sub.3 stripping column), which is operated under a pressure of 1 to 4 bars and from which a gas mixture that is rich in NH.sub.3 is withdrawn as a head product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignees: Metallgesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft, Chemie Linz AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hilsebein, Gert Ungar, Hans M. Stonner
  • Patent number: 4738187
    Abstract: A chuck actuator has a cylinder extending along an axis and having an axially extending stem whose outer surface is formed with a pair of central radially outwardly open and axially spaced intake ports, a piston axially displaceable in the cylinder and forming therein two compartments connected via respective passages connected to the intake ports, two axially spaced bearings on the stem, and a connector supported by the bearings on the stem. This connector normally is restrained against rotation relative to the axis and has an inner surface closely juxtaposed with and forming with the stem surface an interface. Respective radially inwardly open and axially spaced inner feed grooves open at the interface level with the respective intake ports. Two independent hydraulic fittings communicating with the inner feed grooves can pass pressurized liquid to the respective compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Inventor: Gunter H. Rohm
  • Patent number: 4738873
    Abstract: The method allows the production of silica and dopant with reactions among gaseous chemical compounds. The optical fibers produced do not present dip and exhibit low attenuation. Carbon dioxide is used as the oxidizer and organometallic aluminum compounds are used to obtain the dopant; silica is obtained from organometallic silicon compounds or silicon tetrachloride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: Cselt - Centro Studi e Laboratori Telecomunicazioni SpA
    Inventors: Giacomo Roba, Giuseppe Parisi
  • Patent number: 4738626
    Abstract: An adapter assembly for the connection of coaxial cables in which an adapter body having a rear side is formed with at least one pass-through opening, and at least two hook-shaped catch fingers projecting from the rear side adjacent the opening and whose hooks open toward one another. A respective socket is received in the opening and formed with a polygonal limiting flange resting against the rear side and retained by a snap-action grip of the catch fingers over the flange so that the hooks engage a rear side of the flange, the hook-shaped catch fingers having a diametrical spacing from one another across the opening substantially equal to a spacing across the flange between opposite sides thereof. Torsion force takeup for coupling or decoupling with the socket is ensured by a pair of bars or projections from the rear side which engage the preferably hexagonal flange and are offset from the fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: Reichle + de Massari AG Electro-Ingenieure
    Inventor: Hans Reichle
  • Patent number: 4738095
    Abstract: The process for operation of a spinning or twisting machine calls for a plurality of working units which are concentrated in groups with at least one motor and tangential belt. The spinning or twisting machine has a different total power need based on different total numbers of working units and/or use of working units with different individual power needs. Independently of the total power need of the spinning or twisting machine, all the motors have the same dimensions. The number of motors are selected so that the sum of the nominal power output of the motors at least approximately corresponds to the total power need of the spinning or twisting machine. Each of the motors are associated with a number of the working units such that the sum of the individual power need of the working units corresponds at least approximately to the nominal power of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Horst Wolf
  • Patent number: 4739151
    Abstract: An electric hair styling tong includes a pair of elongated arms pivotally articulated to each other at one end and each carrying at its other end an electrically heated pad arranged with its face confronting the face of the other pad and with the face of one pad being smooth for hair straightening and the face of the other being undulating for hair crimping. An intermediate arm movably mounted between the articulated arms carries an intermediate plate provided on on side with a smooth face selectively engageable smooth pad face and on the opposite side with an undulating face complementary to and selectively engageable with the undulating pad face. The intermediate arm may be selectively latched to one or the other of the articulated arms to maintain either the confronting undulating faces or the confronting two smooth faces in engagement, enabling the other of the confronting smooth or undulating faces to be used to treat the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: S. A. Faco
    Inventor: Henri Smal
  • Patent number: 4738309
    Abstract: A heat exchanger is formed by selectively stacking an appropriate number of functionally independent and discrete heat exchange panels, each of which is a complete heat exchanger in its own right with a set of vanes and two flow passages in indirect heat exchange relationship through said vanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: Heinz Schilling KG
    Inventor: Heinz Schilling
  • Patent number: 4738184
    Abstract: A double layer armor for an armored vehicle. At least two elastic retaining mounts are provided between an inner armor plate member and one of a plurality of sections not attached to each other forming an outer armor plate member. At least one of the elastic retaining mounts is formed as an engagable or disengagable pivot mount, while at least one other elastic retaining mount comprises a housing attached rigidly with the inner armor plate member and a core attached detachably with the respective section of the outer armor plate member as well as an elastic member mounted between the housing and the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: Clouth Gummiwerke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans Bohne, Artur Butterweck, Erich Pothe, Hans-Jurgen Hansohm
  • Patent number: 4737187
    Abstract: Nickel- and vanadium-containing catalysts or combustion residues from petroleum treatment are combined with alkali metal carbonates and/or chlorides and the resulting mixture is melted in the presence of a sulfur carrier with or without carbon which serves to reduce the sulfur to a sulfidic form, a high vanadium, low nickel slag segregating from a high nickel, low vanadium matte. The matte and slag can be separately tapped and the matte is treated metallurgically to recover nickel while the slag is leached and is thus treated hydrochemically to recover valuable vanadium compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: GfE Gesellschaft fur Elektro Metallurgie mbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Hahn, Hans Hess, Siegfried Sattelberger