Patents Represented by Attorney Orum & Roth
  • Patent number: 7472494
    Abstract: A dehumidification plant for granular material provided with a compressed air source, control means for controlling the flow rate of the compressed air fed by the source, a heating chamber of compressed air which is in communication with the flow rate control means, a container of granular material to be dehumidified, diffuser means disposed inside the container, temperature sensor means arranged to detect the temperature of air leaving the container, and a programmable control unit. The dehumidification plant utilizes a compressed-air dehumidifying group located downstream of flow rate control means, and a flow rate adjusting group for controlling the dehumidified air coming from the dehumidifying group located upstream of the heating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Moretto S.p.A.
    Inventor: Renato Moretto
  • Patent number: 7458593
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuo Saito, Koichi Hata
  • Patent number: 7425009
    Abstract: In a front fork apparatus of a two-wheeled vehicle or the like in which left and right front fork constituted by vehicle body side tubes and tire wheel side tubes which are slidably fitted to each other, are provided in both left and right sides of a front wheel, and a brake apparatus is attached only to the front fork in one side of the left and right sides, a thickness of the tire wheel side tube of the front fork in the one side to which the brake apparatus is attached, is made larger than a thickness of the tire wheel side tube of the front fork in the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Eitaro Namazue, Yousuke Hasumi
  • Patent number: 7421324
    Abstract: In a drive system switching control method of an automotive four-wheeled vehicle for switching two drive systems comprising a two-wheel drive and a four-wheel drive. The method has a step of detecting a steering angle, and a step of inhibiting the drive system switching if the detected steering angle is over a predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventor: Eiichi Terada
  • Patent number: 7401769
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a gas spring including the steps of fitting and inserting a first seal member, an annular space member, a second seal member, and a rod guide, to an outer periphery of a piston rod in accordance with this order from a side of a piston, a step of providing a piston rod assembly in which a lubricant is previously injected, in an annular chamber defined among the first seal member, the space member and the second seal member, and a step of charging a pressurized gas into an inner portion of a cylinder from an opening portion of the cylinder under a sealed state, and thereafter pressing the rod guide fitted and inserted to the piston rod, thereby inserting the piston rod assembly into the inner portion of the cylinder from the opening portion of the cylinder and fixing the rod guide to the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventor: Fumio Kawahara
  • Patent number: 7392879
    Abstract: In a motor-driven power steering apparatus, the main coil winding and auxiliary coil winding are wound around the same slot of a stator core in a parallel manner, a motor drive means has a main driver feeding at least to the main coil windings, and an auxiliary driver feeding only to the auxiliary coil windings, the main driver being actuated so as to be capable of assisting the steering during normal conditions of a control system of an electric motor, and the auxiliary driver is actuated so as to execute an auxiliary assist corresponding to a motor friction torque under abnormal conditions of the control system of the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Harunori Imagawa, Yoshitaka Kubo, Akira Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 7392741
    Abstract: A printing machine color assembly presenting a main or cliché-carrying cylinder (2) and an interlocking or screened cylinder (3), each carried at its hubs (2a, 2b; 3a, 3b) by first (4a; 5a—operator side) and second (4b; 5b—motor side) slidable supports positioned on different sides of the printing machine and parallel displaceable independently from one another. The first support (5a) of at least said main cylinder (2) is detachable from the respective hub (2a) to cantileverwise position the main cylinder (2) on the second support (5b) thereby carrying out the sleeve replacement on the main cylinder (2). At least one auxiliary supporting means (17) at the second support (5b) of at least the main cylinder (2) is designed to engage with, and assist in supporting, it when cantileverwise positioned for replacing a sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Inventor: Claudio Maggio
  • Patent number: 7377355
    Abstract: In a motor-driven power steering apparatus for a vehicle in which a worm wheel of a worm gear type speed reduction mechanism is fixed to a pinion shaft of a rack and pinion mechanism, a direction of a torsion angle ? of a helical pinion provided in the pinion shaft is set to be opposite to a direction of a tooth lead angle ? of the worm wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Sasaki, Katsuyuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 7375642
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for detecting and localizing sources of fire in one or more monitored areas (R1, . . . , Rn) utilizing a suction pipe system (3) connecting the plurality of monitored areas (R1, . . . , Rn) and which communicates with each individual monitored area (R1, . . . , Rn) by means of at least one suction opening (4), a suction device (5) for extracting air samples (6) representative of the room air of the individual monitored areas (R1, . . . , Rn) from the individual monitored areas (R1, . . . , Rn) by means of the suction pipe system (3) and the suction openings (4), and a sensor (7) for detecting at least one fire parameter in the air samples (6) extracted through the suction pipe system (3), whereby the inventive device comprises a blowing device (8) for blowing out the air samples (6) suctioned into the suction pipe system (3) when sensor (7) detects at least one fire parameter in the extracted air samples (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Wagner Alarm- und Sicherungssysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Siemens, Claus-Peter Reinecke
  • Patent number: 7370724
    Abstract: A motor-driven steering assist apparatus is structured such that a single unit body covered by housings has an input shaft, an output shaft, a torque sensor, an electric motor and a gear train built-in, and elastic members are interposed between an attaching portion provided in the housing and a vehicle body side attaching stay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuo Saito, Koichi Hata
  • Patent number: 7367421
    Abstract: A rack shaft is supported at three positions including a gear housing receiving an engagement portion between a rack gear and a pinion near one end in an axial direction with respect to a rack housing corresponding to a support body thereof, a housing near the other end, and a hollow tube housing in an approximately center portion of the rack shaft. A bush made of a resin and constituted by a cylinder body is used for supporting the rack shaft by the hollow tube housing in the approximately center portion of the rack shaft. The bush is provided with a plurality of cut grooves extending in an axial direction thereof, and is provided with a curve forming portion substantially supporting the rack shaft and extending toward an inner side in a center portion in the axial direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Saito, Yukio Tajima, Yoshio Onoguchi
  • Patent number: 7364000
    Abstract: The invention provides a suspension apparatus of a vehicle comprising a base end portion of a swing arm pivotally attached to a vehicle body so as to freely oscillate, and a wheel which is rotatably supported to a leading end portion of the swing arm. A first link is pivotally attached to a portion between the base end portion and the leading end portion of the swing arm. A second link is pivotally attached to a position which is below a pivot point to which the base end portion of the swing arm is pivotally attached in the vehicle body, and the first link and the second link are pivotally attached. One end of a cushion unit is pivotally attached to the vehicle body. Another end of the cushion unit is pivotally attached to one of the first link and the second link, in which the first link or the second link comprises an expandable link. The expandable link is energized in a contracting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Masataka Furukawa, Takao Tomonaga
  • Patent number: 7357232
    Abstract: In an inverted type front fork in a two-wheeled motor vehicle or the like, a stopper plate having a through hole formed in a center portion is fitted to an inner periphery of an upper end portion of an inner tube. A rod attached to an outer tube is inserted into the inner tube via the through hole of the stopper plate. A spring seat supporting an upper end portion of a suspension spring is provided in a end portion of the rod. A rebound spring is interposed between the spring seat and the stopper plate. A plurality of connecting holes connecting upper and lower air chambers locating above and below the stopper plate are formed in an outer peripheral portion of the stopper plate, and a flow path connecting the upper and lower air chambers locating above and below the stopper plate is formed within the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuaki Fujita
  • Patent number: 7341090
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembling-disassembling machine provided with a base, a rotating support device (4) for a wheel rim or tyred wheel, an upright or column element (2) extending upwards from the base, and at least one mounting/dismounting tool (6) supported by the upright or column element (2) and mounted on one end of a tool carrying arm (5) in order to transversely extend from the upright element (2). The assembling-disassembling machine also comprises rotating and shifting support means located between the upright or column element (2) and the tool-carrying arm (5) at an upper level with respect to the rotating support device (4), whereby said tool-carrying arm (5) can be rotated and shifted with respect to the upright or column element (2) between a working position, in which the tool (6) is close to the rotating support device (4) and at least one rest position far from the rotating support device (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Butler Engineering & Marketing SpA
    Inventor: Tullio Gonzaga
  • Patent number: 7306023
    Abstract: A protection device for tool in a tire assembling-disassembling machine, which tool (2) has at least one working slot or groove (3) designed to slidingly engage, in use, with a peripheral edge of a wheel rim (C) located on the tire assembling-disassembling machine. The protection device comprises a laminar body (1) designed to be seated in the working groove (3), and retaining means (8a, 8b) between the laminar body (1) and the tool (2) provided removably to keep in position the laminar body (1) in the working groove (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Butler Engineering & Marketing S.p.A.
    Inventor: Tullio Gonzaga
  • Patent number: 7296812
    Abstract: In a front fork of a motorcycle or other motor vehicle, an oil chamber is provided in an outer side of a hollow pipe is vertically divided into upper and lower sides by a piston arranged in a leading end portion of the vehicle body side tube. An oil reservoir chamber communicated with the oil chamber is provided in an inner side of the hollow pipe. A partition member dividing the oil reservoir chamber into upper and lower sides is provided in an upper portion of the hollow pipe, and a compression side damping valve is provided in a flow path formed in the partition wall member. A seal member slidably contacted with an inner periphery of the vehicle body side tube is provided in an outer periphery of the vehicle body side tube is provided in an outer periphery of the partition wall member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuaki Fujita, Kimitoshi Satoh
  • Patent number: 7285040
    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 ail 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: April 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Maja Maschinenfabrik Herman Schill GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hartmut Ilch, Joachin Schill
  • Patent number: D551362
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Padwico AB
    Inventors: Paul Ottosson, Philip Nicholson
  • Patent number: D562737
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuaki Fujita
  • Pen
    Patent number: D575335
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Inventors: Gustav Widström, Marcus Heneen, Susanna Ljungqvist