Patents Represented by Attorney Orum & Roth
  • Patent number: 7094168
    Abstract: In a belt tensioner, a cylinder is mounted to a side of a stationary member positioned in an upper side. A plunger is mounted to a side of a pulley positioned in a lower side. An outer tube sectioning an oil reservoir forming a gas chamber in an upper portion is provided in an outer periphery of the plunger and the cylinder. A first oil passage communicating the gas chamber with a high pressure oil chamber is provided in an upper portion of the cylinder. A second oil passage communicating the high pressure oil chamber with the oil reservoir is provided in the plunger. An orifice hole is provided in the first oil passage. A first check valve closing at an expansion time is provided in the first oil passage, and a second check valve closing at a compression time is provided in the second oil passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventor: Katsushi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7095324
    Abstract: A tamper evident smart label with an RFID or RF transponder. Use of tamper evident label materials in the layered construction of the smart label prevents removal, transferal, replacement and or alteration of the smart label without noticeable evidence of tampering. Propagation cuts in the RF Transponder substrate, adhesive that separates into visible patterns, holograms and or microprinting may be used to increase label tampering visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corp
    Inventors: Kevin Girard Conwell, Matt Adams
  • Patent number: 7090058
    Abstract: A dust cover receiving structure of a hydraulic shock absorber 10 is disclosed in which a cover-receiver 50 receiving an end surface of a dust cover 30 is disposed on an upper surface of a spring seat 21. The cover-receiver 50 is fitted and fixed to an engaging portion 21C provided on the spring seat 21 without holding a damper tube 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignees: Showa Corporation, Mitsubishi Jodosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Miyazaki, Yuzo Niina
  • Patent number: 7083521
    Abstract: A mounting structure of a shaft to be tested (the propeller shaft) to a balancer discloses: a centering shaft provided on a center axis of the mounting surface plate which can be fitted to a bearing provided on a center axis of the flexible coupling, wherein the flexible coupling and the mounting surface plate can be faucet connected by one of a plurality of bolt mounting portions provided at a plurality of positions in a peripheral direction of the flexible coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventor: Ryosuke Takei
  • Patent number: 7083028
    Abstract: In a hydraulic shock absorber for a vehicle, an annular support member is provided in a lower side of a portion to which a vehicle body side mounting member of a piston rod is fixed. A case cover is detachably provided around the vehicle body side mounting member and the annular support member. The case cover has a mounting portion which covers an outer shape of the vehicle body side mounting member. A tubular portion covers an outer periphery of the annular support member and extends to a lower side in an axial direction than the annular support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuaki Fujita, Kazumi Imai
  • Patent number: 7080711
    Abstract: In a rack and pinion type motor-driven power steering apparatus, the motor-driven power steering apparatus is provided with a rack position detecting means for detecting a position of the rack, a rack speed arithmetically operating means for calculating a moving speed (s) of the rack, a memory means for storing a relation between a predetermined rack speed (s) near a stroke end of the rack and a motor damping control start rack position in which a distance from the stroke end is farther in accordance with the rack speed (s) as a relation curve (C) of a coordinate map A collating means is provided for collating with the relation curve (C) between the rack speed (s) stored in the memory means and the motor damping control start rack position so as to determine whether or not a point coordinate (s, p) of the combination between the rack speed (s) calculated by the rack speed arithmetically operating means and the rack position (p) detected by the rack position detecting means gets over the relation curve (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Koike, Takahiro Kasuga
  • Patent number: 7077609
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blind rivet, a rivet pin, a holding device, a method for producing a blind rivet and a method for creating a riveted joint which enables a permanent joint to be produced between several workpieces in one working cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Adolf Wuerth GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Wirth, Martin Wirth
  • Patent number: 7069675
    Abstract: In a power tilt apparatus in which an operation state of a cylinder apparatus is switched between an extension side and a compression side in accordance with an oil feeding direction of a pump apparatus by a switching valve apparatus provided in a pipe passage connecting the cylinder apparatus and the pump apparatus, where a sintered body filter is provided in the middle of the pipe passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Nishi, Shu Someya
  • Patent number: 7069612
    Abstract: One end of a passenger bridge or a goods-handling device of mobile type can be expediently and securely connected to a door on a craft, especially an aircraft, by determining the position of the door in relation to a reference point on the craft and storing it in a computer system. Furthermore, the absolute position of the door when the craft has come to a halt and the passenger bridge or the goods-handling device is to be connected, is determined by measuring the distance from a reference point on the ground to the craft. Finally, the computer system guides the passenger bridge to the door of the craft, the position of the end of the passenger bridge or the goods-handling device being determined during the guiding operation and inputted into the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: FMT International Trade AB
    Inventor: Nils-Eric Anderberg
  • Patent number: 7066315
    Abstract: A sorting apparatus 10 which uses a sorting/conveying line 11 with branch destination, including a branch line 22 for sorting the commodities more than a quantity necessary for the branch destination and a surplus article returning line 23 for returning surplus commodities after removing a required quantity to the sorting/conveying line 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Chuo Logistics Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7068062
    Abstract: In a direct current motor drive bridge circuit structured such that a pair of forward rotation switching elements and a pair of reverse rotation switching elements are alternately connected annularly, a direct-current motor is interposed between diagonal node points on one side, and a power source voltage is applied to a portion between diagonal node points on another side via an existing resistance. A fault detection apparatus of the direct-current motor drive bridge circuit is provided with a fault detection circuit for detecting an electric potential of the one node point r to which the power source voltage is applied via the existing resistance and for detecting a closed-circuit fault of the switching elements and on the basis of a fluctuation of the electric potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Kitagawa, Yutaka Negishi, Takahiro Kasuga, Takuya Narasaki
  • Patent number: 7063331
    Abstract: A middle portion 62 of a fitting portion 52A of a boot 52 for a universal joint is fastened to a flange-like portion 72 of a member to which the boot is attached and a front end portion 63 to which communicating paths 61A to 63A of the boot 52 are opened is faced to a small diameter periphery portion 73 following one side of the flange-like portion 72 of the member to which the boot is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Iwano
  • Patent number: 7052387
    Abstract: A device and procedure for portioning a piece of food in portions with a predetermined weight or predetermined thickness. The device has a pivotable insertion drum (1) arranged in a rotatable manner around its axis with at least one oblong insertion chamber (4) for inserting the piece of food. A knife (3) is arranged on the insertion drum (1) for cutting a portion located in the portioning chamber from the rest of the piece of food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: MAJA-Maschinenfabrik Hermann Schill GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hartmut Ilch, Joachin Schill
  • Patent number: 7048099
    Abstract: In a bottom valve apparatus of a hydraulic shock absorber in which a flow passage is formed in a bottom piece, and a check valve opening and closing the flow passage and a spring urging the check valve are fixed to one face side of the bottom piece by a fixing member, such as a nut, the check valve and the spring are subassembled in the fixing member, such as the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventor: Susumu Umezawa
  • Patent number: 7044276
    Abstract: This invention provides a dynamic damper comprising an outer pipe 20, a weight 30 and an elastic body 40, wherein convex portions 21 protruded in the direction of the inside diameter are provided at plural positions along the circumferential direction of the outer pipe so as to hold the elastic body 40 by sandwiching the outer circumferential portion of the elastic body 40 between adjacent the convex portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunobu Haneishi, Katsuhide Sasaki
  • Patent number: 7044247
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an arrangement for a Ro—Ro vessel, which exhibits a number of cargo-receiving spaces provided with a driving surface internally in the vessel, and with a ramp extending between one such space and a quay, along which ramp driverless cargo handling vehicles (7), known as AGV vehicles, are capable of being driven between designated parking places for the purpose of transporting cargo between the quay and the aforementioned cargo-receiving space of the vessel. Means (9) are provided for causing the cargo handling vehicles (7) to be guided between the aforementioned spaces and the quay and into the intended train of vehicles in the designated location in a line (II) and without connecting the cargo handling vehicles (7) to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: TTS Ships Equipment AB
    Inventors: Göran Johansson, Bengt Ramne
  • Patent number: D518494
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: TOX Pressotechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Eugen Rapp
  • Patent number: D519548
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Q-Matic Sweden AB
    Inventor: Per Bergström
  • Patent number: D522315
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Inventors: Larry B. B. Boustad, Torbjörn Nobel
  • Patent number: D525403
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventors: Stig Olsson, Lennart Olsson