Patents Represented by Law Firm Krass & Young
  • Patent number: 5320334
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming books comprising pages of coated paper interspersed with pages of newsprint paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Inventor: Andrew V. DeAngelis
  • Patent number: 5321465
    Abstract: A film analyzer apparatus wherein a plurality of strips of developed film are spliced together to form a roll, the roll is positioned on a feed reel, and the film is moved progressively through the apparatus past a scanning station in which the size of the film, the size of the exposure and its orientation is analyzed; thereafter past a cropping station where the film is composed by adjusting its position relative to a cropping template; thereafter past a color analyzer station where the film is adjusted for color balance and density balance; thereafter past a punching station where a unique binary code is punched into the edge of the film so as to identify each frame of the film with the particular database information associated with that frame; and thereafter onto a takeup reel to form an analyzed film roll which is thereafter fed to an automatic printer which prints each frame in accordance with the database information provided to the printer for that frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Inventor: Ray Hicks
  • Patent number: 5319980
    Abstract: A resistive strain gauge pressure sensor including upper and lower housings coacting to define a pressure chamber within the housing. A board member assembly is clamped between the housings and defines a diaphragm portion which extends across the pressure chamber to divide the pressure chamber into upper and lower chamber portions. The board member assembly includes a relatively thin plate member, including a diaphragm portion, and a relatively thick support member bonded to the upper face of the thin plate member and including an annular portion positioned in surrounding relation to the diaphragm portion. The circuitry of the sensor is screen printed onto the lower face of the plate member and includes the various resistor elements of the strain gauge assembly, the various elements of the conditioning circuit receiving the output of the strain gauge assembly, and the various further leads required to connect the circuitry elements to the terminals of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Assignee: MacLean-Fogg Company
    Inventor: James R. Kremidas
  • Patent number: 5320203
    Abstract: A damper for use in a hydraulic clutch actuator to attenuate vibrations transmitted from the crankshaft of the engine of the associated vehicle to the clutch pedal. The baffle includes an elongated cylindrical housing positioned in the conduit interconnecting the master and slave cylinders of the actuator coaxial with the axis of the conduit and including a spring biased piston mounted in the bore of the housing. The housing is open at its rear end and closed at its front end by an end wall defining an outlet port for the damper and the piston includes a central through passage defining the inlet port of the damper at the rear end of the through passage. A baffle is provided at the front end of the piston to provide a circuitous path between the central passage of the piston and the outlet port of the damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Assignee: Automotive Products plc
    Inventors: Darrin F. Wilber, Julie A. Hartig, Richard A. Nix, Leslie P. Branum, Michael L. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 5317920
    Abstract: A resistive strain gauge pressure sensor including upper and lower housings coacting to define a pressure chamber within the housing. A board member is clamped between the housings and defines a diaphragm portion which extends across the pressure chamber to divide the pressure chamber into upper and lower chamber portions. All of the circuitry of the sensor is screen printed onto the lower planar face of the board member including the various resistor elements of the strain gauge assembly, the various elements of the conditioning circuit receiving the output of the strain gauge assembly, and the various further leads required to connect the circuitry elements to the terminals of the sensor. The sensor terminals are provided by a plurality of connector pins extending downwardly through the board member for connection at their respective lower ends to the circuitry provided on the lower face of the board member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: MacLean-Fogg Company
    Inventor: James R. Kremidas
  • Patent number: 5318084
    Abstract: A shoulder strap with integral organizer enclosure for attachment to luggage and the like. The enclosure has several zippered compartments for holding personal items which are frequently needed during travel. When worn over the shoulder, the enclosure is disposed to one side of the a wearer's chest which makes the enclosure easily accessible to the wearer without requiring removal of the strap from the shoulder, even if the wearer has only one free hand. Additionally, the enclosure's location over the chest allows the user to easily monitor the pocket and its contents for peace of mind. The shoulder strap with integral organizer enclosure can also be worn around the waist as a utility pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Inventor: William S. Jackson
  • Patent number: 5318095
    Abstract: A die cast, two pole, insulated magnet assembly and method of manufacture. A magnetic body of preferably ceramic ferrite material is sandwiched between two pole pieces such that each pole has a free end which projects beyond the magnetic body. The sandwiched pieces are then inserted into a female mold having a main mold cavity and a pair of opposed pole cavities formed therein to receive the projecting ends of the poles, thereby correctly aligning them. A metal sleeve is then inserted into the main mold cavity such that an annular space is created between the sandwiched magnet assembly and the sleeve. Molten zinc is then poured into the mold and sleeve to encapsulate the magnet except for the projecting ends of the poles. After the zinc has solidified, the assembly is removed from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Inventor: Michael W. Stowe
  • Patent number: 5319401
    Abstract: The invention is a method for controlling automated photographic equipment, for example, printers, color analyzers, film cutters and film baggers. Machine readable data is permanently imprinted on photographic negatives. Included in this data is discreet identifying information for a single photographic negative frame. A data base is separately created, with each record correlating to the individual photographic negative. The combined information from the photographic negative and the data base are used to operate a variety of automated photographic printing equipment, via a computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Inventor: Ray Hicks
  • Patent number: 5317921
    Abstract: A resistive strain gauge sensor of the type including a circuit board carrying circuitry, a diaphragm bonded to the circuit board, and strain gauge circuitry on the diaphragm. The strain gauge circuitry includes a plurality of leads defining free ends and the circuitry on the circuit board defines a plurality of leads defining free ends. The diaphragm is bonded to the circuit board by a frit layer and the frit layer includes voids which are in respective alignment with the free ends of the strain gauge leads and the free ends of the circuit board leads. A conductive epoxy is positioned in the voids in the frit layer to establish electrical communication between the strain gauge circuitry leads and the circuit board leads without the use of solder joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: MacLean Fogg Company
    Inventor: James R. Kremidas
  • Patent number: 5315954
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an alarm system suitable for use in warning of overheating in rotatable bearings 4 having first and second bearing portions. The alarm system comprises an alarm signal generator means having a thermally activated engagement element 8 on a first bearing portion or body 6 connected thereto. The element 8 is in thermal connection with the bearing 4 and is formed and arranged so as to be driven from a first primed retracted position into a second deployed extended alarm position upon reaching a predetermined temperature. In the alarm position the element 8 contacts an engaging portion 12 on the second bearing portion so as to produce a distinctive alarm signal indicating that said bearing 4 has exceeded the predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Huwood Limited
    Inventor: Allan Richmond
  • Patent number: 5316116
    Abstract: A friction clutch coupling an engine and a gear transmission of a vehicle is controlled by a microprocessor based circuit using logic which defines operating modes according to engine and clutch conditions. During the time of clutch closure, when the vehicle is starting from rest in a startup or launch mode, the throttle or other engine control signal is restrained from quickly responding to the accelerator pedal. This avoids engine overspeeding which results from generating high torque before sufficient clutch capacity has been achieved. The control signal is developed as a function of the pedal position under control of throttle logic which, in turn, is dependent on clutch operating modes defined by the clutch logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: James Slicker, Joseph S. Mazur, Michael T. Breen
  • Patent number: 5315348
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved device for transporting photographic negatives mounted on carrying cards to the optical stage of a photographic printer. A storage bin houses a plurality of the carrying cards prior to being transported to the optical stage of the printer. A first vacuum member releasably engages one of the carrying cards and transports that carrying card to a predetermined intermediate location. A second vacuum member operates to transport the carrying card between the intermediate position and the optical stage of the photographic printer. A third vacuum member operates to transport the carrying card from the predetermined intermediate position to a discharge bin. A secondary carrying card transport assembly is adapted to transport at least one carrying card having a secondary photographic negative mounted thereon to the same predetermined location to simultaneously transport multiple negatives to the optical stage of the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Inventor: Ray Hicks
  • Patent number: 5313977
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a rollover vent valve for mounting on a vehicle fuel tank to selectively vent fuel vapor from the fuel tank to a vapor trap such as a carbon canister. The valve includes a liquid fuel responsive control element connected to a valve element via lever arm structure to move the valve element between open and closed venting positions on a valve seat. The mechanical opening advantage obtained with the lever arm structure provides for a powerful peel-away action to ensure opening of the valve despite a tank/canister pressure differential acting to maintain the valve element in the closed position. In one embodiment the lever arm structure includes a hammer-claw mechanism to provide an initial pivotal opening force using the maximum potential of the lever arm, and a subsequent rectilinear opening force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignee: G. T. Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudolph Bergsma, Lindsey E. Waldorf
  • Patent number: 5314050
    Abstract: A friction clutch coupling an engine and a gear transmission of a vehicle is controlled by a microprocessor based circuit using logic which defines operating modes according to engine and clutch conditions. During the time of clutch closure, when the vehicle is starting from rest in a startup or launch mode, the throttle or other engine control signal is restrained from quickly responding to the accelerator pedal. This avoids engine overspeeding which results from generating high torque before sufficient clutch capacity has been achieved. The control signal is developed as a function of the pedal position under control of throttle logic which, in turn, is dependent on clutch operating modes defined by the clutch logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: James Slicker, Joseph S. Mazur, Michael T. Breen
  • Patent number: 5312199
    Abstract: A self aligning joint and linkages employing the self aligning joint. The joint includes a stem; a clevis mounted for rotation on one end of the stem and defining a pair of spaced arms; a stud having a circumferential groove proximate one end thereof; a body member positioned between the clevis arms and defining a socket mounting the one end of the stud for rotation about the axis of the stud; and an axle pin mounted at opposite ends in the clevis arm, passing through the body member to mount the body member for angulation about the pin axis, and including an intermediate portion positioned in the stud groove to preclude axial displacement of the stud out of the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Inventor: Joseph E. Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5312384
    Abstract: An incontinence device and applicator therefor. The incontinence device comprises a generally tubular, soft latex bag which tapers to an opening at an upper end thereof. An area adjacent said opening is adapted to be adhesively attached to the tissue overlying the anal sphincter of a patient. The applicator is adapted to fit within the incontinence device. It includes an elongated handle and a head attached thereto, the head being configured to fit against the anal area of the user and bring the attachment of the device to bear against the anal tissue for adhesive attachment thereto. The head includes an oval, ring-shaped bearing surface and means for adjusting the size of the bearing surface so that the device may be used on patients displaying a wide range of anatomical variation. A method of making the incontinence device by vacuum molding is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Inventor: John E. Temple
  • Patent number: 5312134
    Abstract: A novel ski glove/grip interlock system is disclosed in which the ski pole grip is releasably attached to the glove in a manner to maintain it in proper reflexive grasping position with a preferred swing angle relative to the skier's hand. In one embodiment, a transverse lock bar is positioned immediately adjacent the intersection of the V between thumb and forefinger on the glove for pivotal connection to a clip formed on the ski pole grip. The position and tension of the lock bar on the glove can be adjusted with a series of straps. The connection between glove and ski pole grip permits pivoting of the grip and ski pole relative to the hand at a preferred swing angle while maintaining proper position of the ski pole grip relative to the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Inventors: David P. Goode, Frank E. Vogel
  • Patent number: 5312016
    Abstract: A mastic control system for delivering a mastic material to a surface in a precisely controlled manner. The system includes a mastic pump, a regulator receiving the mastic from the pump, a nozzle receiving the mastic from the regulator, a transducer sensing the pressure of the mastic flowing through the nozzle, a comparator comparing a signal from the transducer and a command signal corresponding to a desired mastic pressure and operative to generate a control signal which is constantly adjusted in response to a sensed difference between the transducer signal and the command signal, and an air valve receiving the control signal and operative to selectively adjust a poppet valve of the regulator in a manner to adjust the delivery of the mastic to the nozzle in compensation for the sensed departure of the mastic pressure in the nozzle from the pressure value dictated by the command signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Assignee: Johnstone Pump Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Brennan, Michael DeFillipi
  • Patent number: D347470
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Inventor: Ethel Kehrberger
  • Patent number: RE34621
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing two successive work operations on a workpiece in an equalized force mode. The apparatus includes a base; a yoke mounted for bi-directional movement on the base and carrying a two-sided punch on its upper face; a ram member mounted within the yoke and including two bores opening in opposite faces of the ram member and slidably receiving two pistons secured to the opposite end walls of the yoke; and means for delivering pressurized fluid through the pistons to sealed pressure chambers defined at the inner ends of the pistons between the piston inner ends and the respective confronting faces of the ram to selectively move a pair of die members carried on the upper face of the ram into and out of punching coacting with the double punch carried on the yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Lamb Robo, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Waltonen, Robert E. Obrecht