Patents Represented by Attorney Linda G. Bierman
  • Patent number: 4378965
    Abstract: An improved sprocket wheel for substantially planar feeding of a strip of film in a photographic camera by applying a thrust to end edges of two parallel and spaced apart rows of perforations provided along the film strip includes two corresponding trains of film feeding teeth, each tooth having a curved film thrusting surface confronting the plane along which film is fed in the camera and comprising a base portion having a gentler slope with respect to the film feeding plane than an involute tooth profile and an upper portion having a steeper slope with respect to the film feeding plane than an involute tooth profile, and further having a ridge defined between the outer side surface and the film thrusting surface of each tooth to substantially conform to a rounded corner of each film performation and thereby facilitate smooth feeding of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1983
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shizuo Ishii, Saburo Yoneyama
  • Patent number: 4372674
    Abstract: An apparatus for facilitating creation of an improved quality reproduction of an original to be copied includes a first sensor for producing a signal in accordance with the density of the background or nonimage are of the original, a second sensor for producing a signal in accordance with the color of its background, and electronic circuit means for generating a bias voltage based on the sensed density and color of the background of the original for application to a developing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1983
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Yukawa, Masayuki Miyazaki, Takashi Murahashi
  • Patent number: 4371898
    Abstract: A composite information recording apparatus for recording on a recording sheet a composite image of an original and variable information as separate but substantially contiguous portions of the same recording sheet without overlap therebetween includes a copy board for supporting an original, a row of illuminating elements along an edge of the copy board portion at which the original is supported, and a data input device for entering variable information, such that after said entry of the variable information appropriate ones of the illuminating elements are lit to designate the position of the copy board portion at which the original should be placed for composite reproduction in order to avoid overlap with the variable information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1983
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroya Nakamura
  • Patent number: 4365881
    Abstract: A photographic camera having an integral timepiece includes a case adjustable between an open condition for use as a camera capable of recording data and a collapsed condition in which the camera elements are concealed from view and only an external time display is visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1982
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoaki Hazama, Kazuo Shiozawa, Koichi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 4362313
    Abstract: The toe abutment member comprises a jaw unit pivotally mounted on the ski and consisting of two lateral arms adapted to cooperate with the front portion of the ski boot in order to maintain the boot in the axis of the ski, and a resilient device housed within the body of the abutment member for locking the arms in the boot-retaining position with a predetermined stiffness of release. The toe abutment member essentially comprises in addition a feeler member placed in contact with the front portion of the ski boot and adapted to cooperate with the resilient device to reduce the stiffness of release at the time of a forward-fall position and/or when an axial thrust is exerted on the ski boot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Assignee: Ste Look
    Inventors: Louis Andrieu, Jean Bernard, Jean Beyl, Daniel LeFaou, Henri Peyre, Jacky Veniat
  • Patent number: 4361397
    Abstract: An improved cleaning apparatus for a copying machine includes, in addition to a conventional magnetic brush-type device in which a rotatable sleeve partially immersed in developer surrounds a group of magnets, a magnetic member disposed immediately upstream of the normal cleaning position at which the magnetic brush sleeve is brought into predetermined proximity with the photosensitive member. The magnetic member is located closely adjacent the surface of the photosensitive surface so that residual developer particles remaining on the photosensitive surface are magnetically attracted to the magnetic member prior to and for the purpose of supplementing conventional magnetic brush cleaning immediately downstream therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1982
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Katakura, Tomio Arai
  • Patent number: 4358460
    Abstract: There is disclosed substituted alkenones of Formula I ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 is alkyl or acylamino each having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, hydrogen, or halogen,R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 individually are hydrogen, methyl or ethyl,R.sup.4 is hydrogen or dimethoxyphenyl, andn is 1 or 2,or physiologically acceptable acid addition salts thereof. Intermediates are also disclosed, along with methods of preparation of both the intermediates and the end products.The end products are useful as .beta. adrenolytic and anti-hypertensive agents. They are useful in the treatment of angina pectoris, hypertension, and arrhythmia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: Beiersdorf Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Erich Cohnen
  • Patent number: 4358102
    Abstract: A copy sheet retaining cassette having a cutout or gate substantially centrally defined in each side wall of the cassette is further provided with a reinforcing plate pivotally mounted at a forward portion of each side wall. As the cassette is inserted into the interior of a copying machine, each reinforcing plate is moved to a substantially horizontal position at which it bridges the gate defined in the respective side wall so as to reinforce the cassette structure. A cassette holding piece carried on each reinforcing member operatively engages a cooperating machine member to stabilize the loaded cassette within the machine interior, and further carries an elastic member for engagement with the topmost ones of the copy sheets stacked in the cassette to prevent skewed feeding of the topmost sheet therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuji Hoshizaki, Yutaka Seto
  • Patent number: 4356583
    Abstract: A liquid-operated reciprocating prime mover assembly includes upper and lower reservoirs formed of interlocking cylinders enabling relative expansion and contraction of the interior volumes thereof, and a shuttle valve disposed intermediately and connectingly between the upper and lower reservoirs for receiving a stream of operating liquid and directing the same alternatingly between the reservoirs. As the liquid is directed to each reservoir that reservoir is caused to expand, carrying the shuttle valve in a first direction along a rectilinear path, while when fed to the other reservoir the liquid causes the valve to be correspondingly carried in the opposite direction along the path. A body washing apparatus incorporating the prime mover assembly further includes an operatively rotatable brush assembly carried along the rectilinear path and supporting a brush rotatable as the shuttle valve traverses the path for cleansing contact with a user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1982
    Inventors: Lutz Wallasch, Helmut K. Grundler
  • Patent number: 4357097
    Abstract: A toner recovery device is provided in an electrostatic recording apparatus through the arrangement of an endless nonmagnetic belt extending about a cylinder mounted coaxially with the drum. The belt moves from the drum to an idler located at the top of a toner supply bin. A blade is provided for scraping toner from the drum into contact with the belt on the cylinder. Magnets mounted about the inside of the cylinder attract the scraped off toner to the belt when it is on the drum. The belt carries the attracted toner from off the drum to the idler in the supply bin. Toner drops from the belt into the supply bin where it is mixed with the toner already therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1982
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Koiso
  • Patent number: 4357092
    Abstract: In an electrophotographic copying apparatus a substantial saving of space is realized at the image-transfer-separation area by providing the transfer electrode with a shield having an open face opposite the photosensitive drum and an open end adjacent which a grounded separation roller is mounted. The separation roller acts as an end plate of the shield and receives a charge from the transfer electrode. The charged separation roller rotating at the same peripheral speed as the drum thereby attracts the transfer paper from the drum to the roller, thereby separating the paper from the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1982
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuru Nagoshi
  • Patent number: 4356300
    Abstract: Polyetherpolyamide copolymers are disclosed which comprise the product of the polycondensation of a diamine with the equivalent amount of a dicarboxylic acid and a common polyamide forming component, wherein the diamine contains a polyether block containing at least 3 ether oxygen atoms separated from each other by a carbon chain selected from the group consisting of linear carbon chains of at least 3 carbon atoms, branched carbon chains of at least 2 carbon atoms between the ether oxygen atoms and mixtures thereof and a common polyamide block which is mainly a homopolyamide. The present compositions exhibit improved flexibility and low temperature properties and may be processed by injection molding and extrusion techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1982
    Assignee: Inventa AG fur Forschung und Patentverwertung
    Inventors: Walter Isler, Eduard Schmid
  • Patent number: 4352490
    Abstract: A deflecting device for a sheet sorter includes a sheet receiving and transporting assembly having a conveyor system for receiving recording sheets and for transporting the sheets to a collating device, and a main sheet tray overlying the conveyor system. A deflector disposed at an inlet end of the receiving and transporting assembly is movable between a first position in which an upper plate of the deflector forms a continuation of the main tray and sheets are directed onto the main tray, and a second position in which sheets are directed by a lower plate of the deflector to the conveyor system for transport to the collating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1982
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Noboru Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 4350328
    Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus includes a pivotally disposed tray for supporting a stack of sheets thereon, a sheet feeding roller positionally fixed proximate the leading edge of the uppermost sheet of a stack on the tray, a biasing member for urging the tray in opposition to the fixed feeding roller so that the uppermost sheet of the stack is pressed into frictional contact with the roller, and a wedge-shaped supplemental displacement member of a relatively light specific gravity material disposed intermediate the tray and a sheet stack supported thereon to displace the tray with respect to the feeding roller by an amount greater than that displacement otherwise imparted to the tray by sheets stacked thereon so as to increase the frictional feeding force with which the uppermost sheet is pressed against the feeding roller by the biasing member and thereby facilitate feeding of sheets having properties that might otherwise interfere with normal feeding from the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1982
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Katakura, Mitsuru Nagoshi
  • Patent number: 4350416
    Abstract: A compact zoom lens of mechanical compensation type is described which comprises first, second, third and fourth lens groups arranged so that variation of image position caused when the second lens group is moved along the optical axis for the purpose of varying the focal length is compensated by moving the third lens group so as to form a locus of points concave toward the object side. The zoom lens as a whole is made compact by compactly arranging the vari-focal lens groups, which comprise the first through third lens groups, by making the amounts of movements of the second and third lens groups small and by arranging the vari-focal lens group itself so that the focal length of the fourth lens group becomes short.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1982
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shozo Ishiyama
  • Patent number: 4349268
    Abstract: A method of forming an electrostatic image of an original having both black and color portions includes selective elimination of the black portion to produce individual color electrostatic images which can be separately developed with respect to another image of the black portion, thereby increasing the definition and clarity of the resulting reproduction. Apparatus for carrying out the method of the invention are also described in detail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1982
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masao Hirata
  • Patent number: 4349792
    Abstract: A pi pad attenuator for microwave systems is formed on an insulating substrate in the form of a small card or chip. Resist material covers the substrate, and input and output conductors are plated over the resist in the desired configuration. Resist material is removed to leave conductors interconnected in a predetermined pattern by individual sections of resist to form the pi pad. Characteristics of the attenuator are determined by the area of the remaining resist sections and/or the thickness of the applied resist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1982
    Assignee: Kings Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Harry Scheiner
  • Patent number: 4345830
    Abstract: A motor driven type camera includes a shutter charging motor, a film winding motor, and a selecting member selectively operable for preventing only the film winding motor from being driven so as to enable selective performance of multiple exposures. A logic driven automatic restoration circuit activates a solenoid to return the selecting member to its inoperative condition following completion of a user-initiated multiple exposure to thereby prevent a subsequent inadvertent exposure of the same frame of film as a consequence of the user's having forgotten to return the selecting member to its normal or initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1982
    Assignee: Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhisa Aratame
  • Patent number: 4346086
    Abstract: A corticosteroid-containing cream comprising(a) 0.05-0.5 parts fluocortolone(b) 2.5-20 parts fatty acid sorbitan esters and/or a mixture of fatty acid mono- and diglycerides(c) 1-5 parts fatty acid monoglycerides(d) 1-10 parts beeswax(e) 5-25 parts liquid paraffin(f) 25-75 parts petroleum jelly and water ad 100 parts, all parts being by weight.The cream is particularly useful as an anti-inflammatory agent for topical application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1982
    Assignee: Beiersdorf Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Henning Sattler, Georg A. Ulex
  • Patent number: 4342468
    Abstract: A ski brake fitted on the heel-retaining unit of a ski binding has two rotatable arms actuated by a battery-powered reversible electric motor which is engaged with an arm-actuating mechanism. A double-throw contactor associated with the actuating mechanism co-operates with a spring-loaded pusher. When the ski boot is inserted in the ski binding, the pusher is moved away from the contactor and the motor produces a pivotal displacement of the arms to their inactive position. When the boot becomes detached from the binding, the pusher spring applies the pusher against the contactor, the motor is started-up and produces a pivotal displacement of the arms to their active braking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1982
    Assignee: Ste Look
    Inventor: Jean J. A. Beyl