Patents Represented by Attorney Orum & Roth
  • Patent number: 7765674
    Abstract: In a magnet cover caulking method of an electric motor, the method achieves caulking and fixation by forming a taper-shaped outer peripheral portion, a diameter of which is reduced toward an outer side in an axial direction, in an outer periphery of a magnet holder, arranging an annular caulking jig in an outer periphery of a rotating shaft, pressing a taper-shaped forming portion a diameter of which is increased toward an outer side in an axial direction, provided in one end side of an inner periphery of the caulking jig to a straight end portion of a magnet cover installed to the outer periphery of the magnet and the magnet holder from the axial direction, and forming the end portion of the magnet cover according to the taper-shaped outer peripheral portion of the magnet holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Masami Nakano, Takayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7743523
    Abstract: The device claimed by the invention is characterized essentially in that during the transport of a flat object, in particular, a banknote, through guide elements the deflection of one or two second guide elements from a first guide element is detected via an electrically conductive element by one or more flat air core coils. In the process a magnetic alternating field is generated which is influenced by a change of position of the electrically conductive element. The alternating field causes eddy currents in the electrically conductive element. These eddy currents in turn influence the alternating field. When the flat coils are each a part of an LC oscillating circuit, for example, the resonance frequency and the attenuation of this oscillating circuit are influenced. At a constant excitation frequency the amplitude of the oscillations varies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: BEB Industrie-Elektronik AG
    Inventors: Reto Schletti, Jevgenij Mannhart
  • Patent number: 7741743
    Abstract: In a feeder line drawing structure of a motor for a ship propeller, a guide portion detachably retaining a feeder line drawn out from a grommet in a drawing direction is provided in a lower end side of a housing in accordance with an integral molding, a bracket connected to a lower end of a housing formed as a close-top tube shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Kogure, Akira Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 7726376
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a locking device design to act between a tire and its respective wheel rim for dynamically balancing a tired wheel. The locking device is arranged to be installed on a tired-wheel maintenance machine having a support frame and a rotatable support for a wheel rim of a deflated tired wheel and locking-unlocking means for locking-unlocking the wheel rim to and from the rotatable support. The locking device comprises holding belt anchorable to the support frame and an engaging group designed removably to engage the tire of the deflated tired wheel, while its respective wheel rim is controllably angularly shifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Butler Engineering & Marketing S.p.A.
    Inventor: Tullio Gonzaga
  • Patent number: 7717225
    Abstract: A motor-driven steering assist apparatus includes a single unit body covered by first to third housings, an upper end portion of an input shaft and a torque sensor are supported to the first housing, an upper end portion of an output shaft, an electric motor, a worm gear and a worm wheel are supported to the second housing, and a lower end portion of the output shaft is supported to the third housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuo Saito, Masanobu Miyazaki, Koichi Hata
  • Patent number: 7691345
    Abstract: An apparatus for sterilizing and disinfecting a target space by spraying a chemical including alcohol includes a spray gun 4 to which a chemical container 7 containing a sterilizing and disinfecting chemical including alcohol is attachable, a gas cylinder 1 filled with a compressed carrier gas that does not react with alcohol, and a pressure reducing valve 2 for decompressing the carrier gas discharged in a vaporized state from the gas cylinder 1 to a predetermined pressure, and is constructed so that the pressure reducing valve 2 and the spray gun 4 are directly connected with a gas hose 3 and mounted on a common truck 5. The sterilizing and disinfecting apparatus can operate with a simple structure requiring no power supply, and is much lighter in weight compared to conventional apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Shinko Sangyo Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Mototsugu Ono
  • Patent number: 7678310
    Abstract: A block tool for surface finishing operations, which has a support and coupling member (2) for connection to a machine tool, and an abrasive block (3) held by the support member (2), the abrasive block being obtained from a solution or emulsion of a granular abrasive material dispersed in a matrix comprising a thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Aros S.R.L.
    Inventor: Stefano Fioratti
  • Patent number: 7662211
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a granular-material dehumidification plant including at least one silo or hopper arranged to receive granular material to be dehumidified at the top thereof and provided with a controlled lower delivering mouth, at least one feeding duct designed to be dipped in the granular material contained in each hopper to supply hot and dry processing air thereto, and at least one exhaust duct for humid processing air; at least two molecular sieve towers arranged alternatively to supply hot and dry processing air to the at least one hopper, each tower delimiting therein a space for housing molecular sieves and a chamber for housing heating means, the space and the chamber being in fluid communication with one another at one end thereof, while being in fluid communication at the other end thereof, with a respective air inlet/outlet duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Moretto SpA.
    Inventor: Critelli Federico
  • Patent number: 7661506
    Abstract: In a motor-driven steering apparatus in which a handle stay provided with a steering handle is fixed to a steering shaft, and a motor-driven steering assist unit is interposed between the steering shaft and a tire wheel side steering member, and a taper coupling portion provided in the handle stay is coupled and fixed to a taper support portion provided in the steering shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuo Saito, Koichi Hata
  • Patent number: 7654890
    Abstract: A device and a method are proposed for de-rinding or trimming a piece of meat or piece of a slaughtered animal, in which an arrangement device for the arrangement of the piece, an industrial robot with a manipulator arm and a sensor system, which detects the part that is to be separated, are provided. The sensor system comprises a camera and an image processing system as well as, if necessary, a distance measuring system, which determines the distance between a predefined zero point and a measuring point on the surface of the piece. Further, a cutting tool is provided, which separates the part from the piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Maja-Maschinenfabrik Hermann Schill GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hartmut Ilch, Joachim Schill
  • Patent number: 7654360
    Abstract: In a motor-driven steering apparatus structured such that a motor-driven steering assist unit is interposed between a steering shaft in a handle side and a wheel side steering member, and an input shaft connected to the steering shaft of the motor-driven steering assist unit and an output shaft connected to the wheel side steering member are coupled by a torsion bar and arranged on the same center axis, reference angle position marks are applied to portions existing at the same angle position around the same center axis of the input shaft and the output shaft, in a neutral steering state in which a steering force is not applied to the input shaft of the motor-driven steering assist unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuo Saito, Isamu Arai
  • Patent number: 7611000
    Abstract: In a damping force adjusting structure of a hydraulic shock absorber in which a part of an oil liquid is introduced to a back pressure chamber provided in a back surface side of a damping valve from a back pressure introduction path, a pressure within the back pressure chamber is leaked from a leak path, and a damping force can be adjusted by controlling a valve opening pressure of the damping valve by controlling the pressure in the back pressure chamber. A leaf valve with slit is provided in the back pressure introduction path, and a slit provided in the leaf valve with slit is formed as an introduction side orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventor: Tutomu Naito
  • Patent number: 7604087
    Abstract: In a motor-driven power steering apparatus which converts a rotation of an electric motor into a linear stroke of a rack shaft by a power transmission mechanism, and steers a wheel coupled to the rack shaft, there is provided an automatic neutral restoring means for judging a vehicle stop and a manual steering rest, and rotating the electric motor as to restore a detected steering angle of a steering angle sensor to a neutral position so as to execute an automatic steering, when the steering angle is out of the neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Shunya Senda, Akihiro Tamaki
  • Patent number: 7571590
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for the controlled depositing of pliable items in a package are hereby proposed. In this process, the items are conveyed to the packing zone on a conveyor belt. The items are captured on the conveyor belt and moved to the edge of the conveyor belt using a gripper on a rotating gripper arm, the axis of rotation of which runs perpendicular to the conveyor belt. From there, the items are pushed onto a plate with the aid of the gripper and conveyed to a position above their intended position in the package. As soon as the position above the package has been reached, the plate is pulled back, thereby enabling the item to fall into the package located underneath. A packaging conveyor system is used to convey the packages to the packing zone and transport them further once an item has been deposited in order to allow the next item to be deposited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Maja-Maschinenfabrik Hermann Schill GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Hartmut Ilch, Joachim Schill
  • Patent number: 7540511
    Abstract: In a support structure of a motor-driven steering assist apparatus interposed between an upper steering shaft in a steering wheel side and a lower steering shaft in a tire wheel side, a steering angle regulating means for limiting a maximum steering angle of the upper steering shaft is provided between the upper steering shaft and a vehicle body side and a steering angle regulating means for limiting a maximum steering angle of the lower steering shaft is provided between the lower steering shaft and the vehicle body side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignees: Showa Corporation, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Saito, Koichi Hata, Hideo Yanai
  • Patent number: 7497761
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tire assembling-disassembling tool for use in a tire assembling-disassembling machine arranged to rotatable support a tired wheel or wheel rim, said tool being cantilever supported on a respective guide member of the tire assembling-disassembling machine, said tool extending parallel to the axis of rotation of the wheel and comprising a tool-carrying arm slidable mounted on said guide member, and at least one nail-shaped member having a first end thereof constrained to said supporting arm so to be able to made roto-translational movements with respect thereto, and the other free end hook-shaped with back facing said wheel rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Butler Engineering & Marketing SpA
    Inventor: Tullio Gonzaga
  • Patent number: 7476150
    Abstract: The invention proposes a device and method for the preparation of brochettes with picked-and-placed food consisting of a brochette (17) and one or more pieces of foodstuff (4). The brochette (17) is held by a brochette holder. The pieces of foodstuff (4) are picked up from a transport device (2) by ingredient grippers (5, 11, 12) and slipped onto the brochette (17) or placed in a mold, into which the brochette is subsequently introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: MAJA-Maschinenfabrik Hermann Schill GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hartmut Ilch, Joachim Schill
  • Patent number: 7477036
    Abstract: In a motor-driven power steering apparatus for converting rotation of an electric motor into a linear stroke of a rack shaft by an interposition of a power transmission mechanism and steering a tire wheel connected to the rack shaft, there is provided a motor slip detecting means for previously determining a cumulative rotational speed of the electric motor corresponding to a maximum stroke displacement amount of the rack shaft, integrating the rotational speed of the electric motor, and estimating that slip or idle running is generated in a rotational force transmission system from the electric motor to the rack shaft, where the integral rotational speed of the electric motor becomes more than a prescribed cumulative rotational speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Koike, Takahiro Kasuga
  • Patent number: D604994
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Inventors: Roy E. Greenlees, Kenneth S. Schultz
  • Patent number: D616760
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventor: Hans-J├╝rgen Deuerer