Abstract: A transfer feed press for performing a series of press operations on a workpiece at a series of work stations where a plurality of finger units spaced along the work stations for gripping the workpieces move the same between successive work stations in the press. Servo motors, in association with the appropriate gearing, transfer the finger units along the X, Y, Z axes for positioning the workpieces at successive work stations. Separate servo motors are adapted to rotate a workpiece gripped by the finger units 180.degree., for performing press operations on both sides of the workpiece.
September 3, 1982
Date of Patent:
August 26, 1986
Danly Machine Corporation
Thomas B. Schafer, William Sindelar, deceased, Joseph R. Cummens
Abstract: A supply conduit mounting assembly is disclosed for a single lever faucet. In assembled condition, the hot and cold water supply conduits are connected to the valve body of the faucet and rigidly held from movement relative to the valve body by a plate which serves as a structural member for mounting the valve body and connecting the end sections of the supply conduits to the valve body without threaded fittings or brazing. Resilient O-rings associated with the ends of the supply conduits provide a water-tight seal adjacent the junction of the supply conduits and the valve body bores and thereby prevent water from coming into contact with the mounting plate, which may be a low cost die casting of metal which is not required to be corrosion resistant.
Abstract: A fishing decoy made up of thin sheets of transparent material with a plurality of inflatable fish images projected thereon, for the purpose of attracting fish to a particular fishing area. The transparent sheets carry a plurality of fish images in color, with a pictorial of seaweed and the like surrounding the fish images so that they appear to be swimming in their natural habitat. The transparent sheets have an air flotation chamber extending along the upper edge and a series of weights attached along the lower edge to maintain the sheet in a substantially vertical plane. Wave action and other external forces cause a rippling action in the sheets giving the fish images the appearance of swimming and a more life-like appearance.
Abstract: A rotary disc atomizer adapted to generate relatively precisely controlled, uniformly sized spray droplets whether mounted in a vertical position or in significantly tilted positions. The atomizer includes a power driven rotary disc having a tapered fluid dispensing surface, a liquid supply whirl chamber in coaxial relation to the disc, and a liquid feed arrangement adapted to tangentially feed liquid into the whirl chamber so that it is rapidly moved in a relatively uniform thin sheet about the chamber and then exits in an annular uniform flow centrally onto the dispensing surface of the disc. The centrifical forces of the swirling feed liquid permit the atomizer to be mounted in substantially tilted positions without effecting the uniformity of the spray output or droplet size.
Abstract: A waveguide connection formed between a rectangular waveguide (11) and an elliptical waveguide (12) having a cutoff frequency and impedance different from those of the rectangular waveguide (11) comprises an inhomogeneous stepped transformer (10) having multiple sections (31,32,33) all having inside dimensions small enough to cutoff the first excitable higher order mode in a pre-selected frequency band, each section (31,32,33) of the transformer having an elongated transverse cross section which is symmetrical about mutually perpendicular transverse axes (X,Y) which are common to those of the waveguides (11,12), the dimensions of the said cross section increasing progressively from step to step in all four quadrants along the length of the transformer in the direction of both transverse axes (X,Y) so that both the cutoff frequency and the impedance of the transformer (10) vary monotonically along the length of the transformer (10).
Abstract: An internal combustion engine of the spark ignition type developing a maximum output power at about 8000 rpm includes at least two ignition plugs for each cylinder and projections formed on the inner wall surface of a cylinder head for producing a squishy current. The engine also includes an ignition device including a delay circuit for delaying the ignition time in the high-speed rotation range, to thereby provide improvements in the output power and fuel consumption rate over the entire rotation range.
Abstract: A system for removing contaminant particles from a gas such as air includes an assembly of vortex air cleaners and a depth filter which are disposed in series in a passage through which the air flows so that the larger particles and liquid droplets are removed from the air by the cleaners and the finer particles and finely divided liquid particles are removed by the filter. The vortex air cleaners are arranged side by side in two perpendicular rows and the direction of the rotational flow imparted by each is of the opposite hand from the direction of flow imparted by each adjacent cleaner so that, in the regions where the flows from two adjacent cleaners interact, the flow vectors from the two cleaners are in the same direction. This maintains the rotational flows as the air travels to and enters the filter with the result that plugging of the upstream side of the filter is virtually eliminated and the full depth of the filter is effectively utilized.
Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for detecting any abnormality in a cage of an elevator, characterized by comprising a transmitter which continuously transmits an ultrasonic wave inwardly of the cage of the elevator, a receiver which receives an ultrasonic wave retrogressing in such a manner that the ultrasonic wave transmitted from said transmitter is reflected by an object within the cage, and a processing circuit which detects the rate of movement of the object within the cage on the basis of a magnitude difference between frequencies of the ultrasonic waves of said transmitter and said receiver and which decides that an abnormality has occurred in the cage when the difference frequency has become at least a preset value.
Abstract: Grinding control methods and apparatus pertaining generally to maintaining the shape and sharpness of a grinding wheel, despite the tendency of the wheel face to deteriorate from the desired shape and sharpness, as grinding of a given workpiece or a succession of workpieces proceeds. Generally, as a common denominator of the novel features disclosed, a "conditioning element" is brought into rubbing contact with the face of the grinding element under specially controlled and unique conditions to (i) restore the desired shape (conventionally called truing), or (ii) to establish the desired degree of sharpness (conventionally called "dressing"), or to accomplish both (i) and (ii) simultaneously. The methods and apparatus disclosed include creating the aforesaid controlled rubbing contact either while the grinding wheel is free of grinding contact with a workpiece or simultaneously while grinding is occurring, and then either continuously or intermittently.
Abstract: Grinding control methods and apparatus pertaining generally to maintaining the shape and sharpness of a grinding wheel, despite the tendency of the wheel face to deteriorate from the desired shape and sharpness, as grinding of a given workpiece or a succession of workpieces proceeds. Generally, as common denominator of the novel features disclosed, a "conditioning element" is brought into rubbing contact with the face of the grinding element under specially controlled and unique conditions to (i) restore the desired shape (conventionally called truing), or (ii) to establish the desired degree of sharpness (conventionally called "dressing"), or to accomplish both (i) and (ii) simultaneously. The methods and apparatus disclosed include creating the aforesaid controlled rubbing contact while the grinding wheel is free of grinding contact with a workpiece or simultaneously while grinding is occurring, and then either continuously or intermittently.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for supplying a liquid medium, such as viscous printing ink, to the distributor and transfer rollers of printing machines. The apparatus includes an arcuate shaped distributor plate, an ink feed for dispensing a controlled quantity of liquid medium onto the distributor plate, and a feed roller that is mounted for cyclic movement in a path whereby it is rolled on the distributor plate to mix and uniformly spread the medium along the plate and about the periphery of the feed roller and then is moved into contact with the machine distributor roller to transfer the liquid medium thereto in a controlled manner. In one embodiment, the feed roller is moved in a cyclic circular path so that it first engages the distributor plate and then the distributor roller, and in another embodiment is moved in a reciprocating manner back and forth on the distributor plate and then engages the distributor roller.
Abstract: An ink dispensing system for a printing press having an ink trough of a fountain roller and comprising a plurality of radially oriented ink spreader assemblies arranged closely side-by-side to form a substantially continuous metering edge for zonal metering of a film of ink on the fountain roller as it rotates. Each printer assembly includes a bearing member and a dispensing member, the bearing member having a tip of narrow dimension and the dispensing member having a film-forming edge. Each bearing member is biased so that its tip rides in contact with the surface of the roller to establish a positional reference for adjustment of the dispensing member. An adjusting screw mounted on the bearing member and engaging the dispensing member is adapted to retract the dispensing member a small distance rearwardly of the tip of the bearing member to thereby determine the zonal thickness of the ink film formed on the surface of the roller by the dispensing member.
Abstract: A device for registering a sheet with a side stop at either one of the opposite lateral edges of a feed table in a printing press. The device includes a housing having a top surface which is flush with the feed table. A suction head is flushly recessed in the surface of the housing and mounted in a slide in the housing for limited reciprocating movement. The housing is shiftable between alternative working positions at the respective lateral edges of the feed table. For driving the suction head timed with the arrival of a sheet, a drive shaft is provided in the housing having a pair of face type cams spaced axially from one another cooperating with a cam follower which is secured to the suction head in a position between the cams. Springs are provided for biasing the suction head in opposite directions. A shiftable yoke selectively engages the springs with the suction head so that the cam follower engages a selected one of the cams.
Abstract: A reversible electric motor supported on a sub-base acts through a reduction gear train to rotate an output shaft supported by a main mounting base, the sub-base being capable of turning through a limited range relative to the main base about the axis of the output shaft. When the output shaft encounters excessive resistance torque in either direction, the sub-base automatically turns relative to the main base and effects the opening of switch means to de-energize the motor.
Abstract: A curling iron in which two electrically heated winding mandrels with separate independently operable pivoted hair clamps project in spaced side-by-side relation from a handle. The mandrels are angularly adjustable relative to the handle to enable one clamp to be placed in any desired angular position relative to the other clamp and thereby enable waves and curls of various forms and shapes to be formed by the clamps and mandrels. To permit the mandrels to be adjusted angularly relative to the handle, conductive plugs on the ends of the mandrels are adapted to be telescoped in various angular positions into conductive sockets formed in the end of the handle.
Abstract: A swivel for connecting a cable to a lever of a parking brake release mechanism is made as a unitary sheet metal stamping having a flat body portion, an end flange projecting laterally from one end of the body portion and parallel side flanges projecting laterally from the side edges of the body portion with the side flanges merging with the side edges of the end flange. The end flange is perpendicular to the body portion and each side flange is perpendicular both to the body portion and to the end flange. The opposite end of the body portion is pivotally connected to the lever and an enlarged head on the end of the cable is inserted through a window in the body portion and then the cable is moved through a slot in the body portion to a connecting slot in the end flange so that the head on the cable bears against the end flange.
Abstract: A metal ring of generally rectangular cross-section has its radially outer surface and its side surfaces treated by being stacked with its sides in contact with other rings in a chamber. Air is excluded from the chamber and a gaseous mixture of a carburizing gas and a nitrogenous gas at a temperature of 450.degree. C. to 650.degree. C. is supplied to the chamber. The proportions (% by volume) of the gases is between 25:75 and 75:25. The mixture nitro-carburizes both the radially outer surface of the stacked rings and the sides of the ring. If the rings are finish machined before treatment, they are ready for use as soon as they are removed from the chamber. The nitro-carburizing treatment reduces wear on the treated surfaces. The rings are used as piston rings or sealing rings.
Abstract: A coin sorter is provided comprising a rotatable disc with a resilient surface and a stationary disc having its first surface positioned proximate to the resilient surface of the rotatable disc. Coins placed between the two disc surfaces are pressed into the resilient surface by pressure from the stationary disc surface. Accordingly, coins rotate with the rotatable disc. Selected areas of the stationary disc are recessed so as to release coins from their pressed engagement with the resilient surface and thereby allow radial movement of the released coins in response to centrifugal force. The selected areas of the stationary disc which are recessed, guide the coins along a path which results in each demonination of coin escaping from between the two discs at different positions along the periphery of the stationary disc. Recesses and ridges are provided on the underside of the stationary disc which recirculate improperly aligned coins.
June 13, 1983
Date of Patent:
July 30, 1985
Roy B. Johnson, deceased, Victor G. Ristvedt
Abstract: Current-flow is suppressed on the outer surface of the horn except in a small endmost region. A reflector surrounds the horn, spaced rearwardly from the mouth. A choke used for the suppression blocks current-flow between the horn and the reflector. A high degree of uniformity of the radiation pattern over a wide forward angle is achieved.