Patents Represented by Law Firm Kontler, Grimes & Battersby
  • Patent number: 4521178
    Abstract: Undercut tubular synthetic plastic articles, such as fittings, are formed in the mold cavity of an injection molding machine on a one- or two-piece core a portion of which is surrounded by the undercut portion of the article and a first smaller-diameter portion at one side of the undercut portion. If the core consists of two components, a cylindrical component of the core slidably guides the aforementioned portion and is surrounded by a second smaller-diameter portion of the article at the other side of the undercut portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1985
    Assignee: Osterreichische Schiffswerften Aktiengellschaft Linz-Korneuburg
    Inventor: Anton Anger
  • Patent number: 4493545
    Abstract: A cassette for sheet film has a cover and a bottom which are hinged to one another along a longitudinal edge of the cassette. Locking elements for locking the cover and bottom when the cassette is closed are arranged at the opposite longitudinal edge of the cassette. The cover and bottom cooperate to define a film compartment and the bottom has a rigid, flat wall for supporting a sheet of film. The cover has a window for exposing the film in the compartment and is further provided with a slot which slidably receives a shield for protecting the film against light until such time as the film is to be exposed. A resilient rim is mounted on the cover and extends around the window. The rim is arranged to press the margins of the film against the rigid wall of the bottom when the cassette is closed. The hinged connection of the cover and the bottom causes the rim to contact the film progressively as the cassette is closed so that the rim stretches the film flat over the rigid wall of the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1985
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Walter Bauer, Heinrich Farber, Jurgen Muller
  • Patent number: 4485830
    Abstract: A cleansing arrangement for a milking machine has a reservoir for cleansing fluid. A vacuum line for conveying the cleansing fluid through the milking machine has an inlet end at the bottom of the reservoir and an outlet end at the top of the reservoir. A metering device for measuring predetermined amounts of concentrated cleansing fluid is located inside the reservoir. A pipe connects the metering with the vacuum line. The pipe has a branch which leads to a supply of water to serve as a diluent for the concentrated cleansing fluid. The metering device is further connected with two sources of different concentrated cleansing fluids via two separate pipes. Each pipe has its own valve member which normally closes the respective pipe. A handle is provided for selectively opening the cleansing fluid supply pipes. In operation, the handle is moved to open one of the cleansing fluid supply pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Assignee: Westfalia Separator AG
    Inventors: Friedrich Icking, Heinrich Bucker
  • Patent number: 4468840
    Abstract: A clamp for hoses or the like has an elongated band the end portions of which overlap each other and are held in overlapped relationship to form a loop around the hose or the like. Each end portion has an outwardly extending projection which can be engaged by a tool to tension the clamp. The projection on the outer end portion is a lug which is plastically deformable in a direction toward the other end portion when the maximum permissible tensioning force is reached. This ensures that the maximum permissible force cannot be exceeded and allows for a visual control as to whether or not the clamp has been properly tightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1984
    Assignee: Rasmussen GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz Sauer, Willi Stichel
  • Patent number: 4452257
    Abstract: A treatment system for natural leaf tobacco wrapper is provided for comprising in combination:(a) a humectant/plasticizer component;(b) a preservative component;(c) a solvent carrier selected from the group comprising water and water/alcohol mixtures; and(d) optionally, a polymeric film-forming component selected from the group comprising synthetic gums, natural gums and protein film-forming compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1984
    Assignee: Consolidated Cigar Corp.
    Inventors: William F. Cartwright, Alan Cornell
  • Patent number: 4440808
    Abstract: Liquid treating medium is uniformly applied to a textile workpiece by foaming it, depositing the foam in a confined space atop the workpiece, applying suction to the workpiece from below and thereafter mechanically pressing additional foam into the surface layer of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1984
    Inventor: Mathias Mitter
  • Patent number: 4438164
    Abstract: A container for X-ray films is of the type wherein at least one side of the film is contacted by a stratum of fluorescent material. The fluorescent material is biased against the respective side or sides of the film by two layers which consist of ferromagnetic and/or magnetic material, flank the film and attract each other. Such layers can be applied to the inner or outer sides of sheet-like carriers consisting of synthetic plastic material. The aforedescribed film, stratum or strata, layers and carriers may but need not be inserted into the space between the rigid or flexible walls of an envelope. The envelope can be dispensed with if the carriers consist of opaque material. Since each of the two carriers can support the respective layer and the respective stratum of fluorescent material, the thickness of the entire package is minimal and the film can be placed into close proximity of one or more objects to be imaged so as to obtain sharp images of such object or objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Josef Pfeifer, Alfred Rheude
  • Patent number: 4436950
    Abstract: The passage in a wall which separates the interior of the housing of a glandless submersible motor pump from the surrounding atmosphere is normally sealed by an annular seat which is placed against the end face of a muff forming a detachable part of the wall, and by a temperature- and pressure-resistant ceramic sleeve which surrounds an elongated metallic conductor and normally bears against the seat owing to the pressure differential between the interior of the housing and the surrounding atmosphere. If the sleeve is destroyed, a normally confined plunger of the conductor bears directly against the seat to prevent escape of fluid from the pump housing. That end portion of the conductor which extends into the housing is surrounded by one or more layers of insulating tape and by a tubular sheath which is shrunk onto the tape and exhibits at least some thermal-shock-absorbing characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1984
    Assignee: Klein, Schanzlin & Becker Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Karl Gaffal, Christian Klepp
  • Patent number: 4435075
    Abstract: A filtering arrangement for adjusting the color composition of the copying light in a color copier has three filters located upstream of an original to be copied as considered in the direction of light propagation. Each filter is divided into three filter sections which are rotatable in unison so as to project into the path of the copying light to larger or smaller degrees. A motor is provided for each filter and each motor has a rotatable drive shaft which is parallel to the path of the copying light. One of the filter sections of each filter is fixedly mounted on the shaft of the corresponding motor for rotation therewith. The remaining two filter sections of each filter are mounted on the shafts of the other motors via roller bearings so as to be rotatable relative to such shafts. The three filter sections of each filter are connected by a cable so that all three filter sections rotate when the motor corresponding to the filter is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1984
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernd Payrhammer, Volker Weinert
  • Patent number: 4434713
    Abstract: A calender wherein the bearings for the end portions of the uppermost roll carry pressure transducers in the form of inflatable plenum chambers or hydraulic cylinder and piston units operable to bear against the lower end faces of vertical feed screws which are axially movably mounted in the support to move the bearings through distances of up to 800 mm. The pressure transducers can shift the bearings for the uppermost roll through distances of up to 25 mm, and they are movable transversely of the respective feed screws or vice versa to compensate for manufacturing tolerances, wear and/or unequal stresses. The lowermost roll is normally held at a predetermined level by a pair of fluid-operated motors which urge the respective bearings against the undersides of stops provided therefor on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1984
    Assignee: Kleinewefers GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Hartwich, Josef Pav, Dieter Preuss
  • Patent number: 4434563
    Abstract: A continuous stream of tobacco particles is conveyed through a conditioning zone wherein the stream is agitated and is directly contacted by a current of hot air. The moisture content of the thus dried tobacco particles is measured downstream of the conditioning zone and the temperature of hot air is changed when the measured moisture content of dried tobacco particles deviates from a desired value. A second parameter of hot air (e.g., its initial moisture content) is varied when the temperature of freshly dried tobacco particles deviates from a preselected temperature. This ensures that the moisture content of tobacco particles does not fluctuate subsequent to cooling which follows the drying operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1984
    Assignee: Hauni-Werke Korber & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerhard Graalmann, Heiko Niehues
  • Patent number: 4434559
    Abstract: A tool for ascertaining the location of an elongated corner or edge between two mutually inclined surfaces of a workpiece has a frame which supports two cylinders for reciprocable piston rods whose front end portions abut against a work contacting device having faces, rollers, balls or analogous portions each movable into contact with a different surface of the workpiece when the tool is properly positioned with reference to such surfaces. If the location of the corner deviates from the desired location, one of the aforementioned portions engages the respective surface of the workpiece prior to engagement between the other portion and the corresponding surface of the workpiece whereby the one portion of the work contacting device moves transversely of the path of movement of the corresponding piston rod while the other piston rod continues to move toward the workpiece. The extent of movement of each piston rod is monitored by electronic or other suitable means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1984
    Inventors: Gerhard Lauer, Alfred Morawiez, Jurgen Wild
  • Patent number: 4435126
    Abstract: A centrifugal pump impeller, particularly for use in pumps for effecting forced circulation of contaminated fluids in the primary circuits of nuclear reactor plants, has an impeller body which is surrounded by a cylindrical wear ring. The wear ring has an exposed end face and a second end face which is adjacent to a circumferential shoulder of the impeller body. The second end face of the ring is formed with axially parallel bores or slots which extend toward but short of the first end face, and the shoulder has recesses which are aligned with the open ends of the adjacent bores or slots. The first end face of the ring is formed with markers in the form of notches which register with the corresponding bores or slots and allow for accurate positioning of a boring tool which is used to bore out the ring after a certain period of wear to facilitate its separation from the impeller body and replacement with a fresh wear ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1984
    Assignee: Klein, Schanzlin & Becker Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Wolfgang Schneider
  • Patent number: 4433773
    Abstract: Successive stacks of flexible paper sheets are supplied by the conveyors of a feeding unit in a first direction and along a first horizontal path onto a succession of vertically movable sections of a horizontal table while the sections dwell in their upper positions. The sections are thereupon lowered simultaneously to the level of a second horizontal path wherein a pusher advances the lowered stack in a second direction at right angles to the first direction and along the second horizontal path into the range of two belt conveyors forming part of a removing unit. The sections of the table are disposed one behind the other, as considered in the second direction, and are raised individually back to their upper positions as soon as the pusher advances an article therebeyond. A supporting member assists the sections in supporting an oncoming article in the first path during advancement of such article to a position above the sections of the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1984
    Assignee: E.C.H. Will (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventor: Paul Jendrusch
  • Patent number: 4433825
    Abstract: The casing of a centrifugal pump which is subjected to pronounced external stresses is secured to a foundation or to a base plate by one or more rings which surround the casing and receive stresses therefrom. Each ring has lugs which transmit the stresses to the support; one surface of each such lug can be located in a plane which includes the axis of the pump casing and each of these surfaces abuts a complementary surface of the support. If the casing is surrounded by two rings, each ring is located at a different axial end of the casing. One of the rings can be shrunk onto the casing, and the other ring then allows the casing to move angularly and/or axially therein or therewith but relative to the foundation or base plate so as to compensate for dimensional changes in response to temperature changes. Instead of being shrunk onto the casing, the one ring can be secured thereto by one or more keys, wedges and/or pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1984
    Assignee: Klein, Schanzlin & Becker Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Robert Dernedde, J/u/ rgen Koch
  • Patent number: 4433947
    Abstract: A slurry feed pump which delivers a highly pressurized suspension of coal particles, coal oil and a catalyst to a liquefaction reactor is installed in a plenum chamber which is filled with pressurized coal oil and surrounds the pump housing. The suspension-supplying conduit sealingly extends into the chamber and is connected with the inlet of the pump housing, and a second conduit which delivers pressurized suspension to the reactor sealingly extends into the plenum chamber and is connected with the outlet of the pump housing. The pump is a vertical cantilevered centrifugal pump which is operated below first critical speed and its housing has holes for admission of coal oil from the plenum chamber to those parts in the pump housing which are most likely to undergo extensive wear under the action of coal particles in the suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1984
    Assignee: Klein, Schanzlin & Becker Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Adolf Kratzer, Horst D/u/ nnebier
  • Patent number: 4433966
    Abstract: A diaphragm pump wherein the lower portion of an upright housing surrounds an eccentric extending into the annular lower end portion of the one-piece connecting rod the upper end portion of which extends through the central openings of two discs flanking the apertured central portion of a flexible diaphragm whose marginal portion is sealingly clamped between the main housing portion and a cover overlying the diaphragm. The top part of the upper end portion of the connecting rod is deformed to constitute a rivet head which sealingly fills the opening of at least one disc and urges the discs as well as the central portion of the diaphragm against the S-shaped surface of a carrier forming part of the connecting rod and serving to support the underside of the adjacent disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1984
    Assignee: Luk Lamellen und Kupplungsbau GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus D. Krumm
  • Patent number: 4432262
    Abstract: One of the two knife holder shafts in a cross cutter for webs of paper or the like is driven by a unit wherein a motor rotates the input shaft of a bevel gear drive whose output shaft drives or constitutes one shaft of a universal joint. The other shaft of the universal joint is driven by the one shaft and transmits torque to the knife holder shaft or shafts by way of a step-up gear transmission and a clutch which allows for changes in angular positions of the knife holder shafts with reference to the universal joint. An extension of the axis of the input shaft of the bevel gear drive intersects the axes of the shafts of the universal joint at the point where the axes of the shafts of the universal joint intersect each other. To this end, the other shaft of the universal joint contains an elastically deformable but torsion-resistant insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1984
    Assignee: E. C. H. Will (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Alfred Besemann, Willi Rehwald
  • Patent number: 4433055
    Abstract: A decomposing plant for refuse comprises cells which are disposed one next to the other and wherein the material is held by a bottom and by sidewalls. In order to transfer the material from cell to cell, there is provided a transfer unit which can be transported along the series of cells and driven into the cells. The transfer unit comprises a conveyor band capable of passing over a sidewall. From one cell to the next cell and provided with spray nozzles for subsequent moistening of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1984
    Inventor: Manfred Kany
  • Patent number: 4431358
    Abstract: Apparatus for breaking up stacks of boards in a power saw has a platform which carries a stack of boards and is movable upwardly by a motor which is automatically arrested in response to lifting of a preselected number of boards above a given level. The unit which effects the transfer of boards above such level onto a table which supports the boards during cutting carries a pivotable lever with an idler roller which rests on the topmost board during lifting of the platform, and the lever causes a switch or a signal comparing stage to arrest the motor for the platform when it assumes a preselected angular position. When the idler roller is moved off the topmost panel in response to transfer of the selected number of boards onto the table and resulting movement of the transfer unit relative to the platform, the lever assumes a given position in which it arrests the motor for the transfer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1984
    Inventor: Erwin Jenkner