Patents Represented by Attorney Orum & Roth
  • Patent number: 7017403
    Abstract: An arrangement having a device for measuring the tire pressure in a pneumatic tire, wich device is enclosed in a casing which is located inside the pneumatic tire when the pneumatic tire has been mounted on a wheel and also having spring acting resiliently upon the casing and a holder for the spring, which is to be fixed to the wheel. According to the invention, the spring and the casing are so designed and adapted one to the other that the casing finds support on the holder and is clamped for this purpose between the spring and the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: BERU Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Norbert Normann, Andreas Kühnle
  • Patent number: 7015406
    Abstract: An electric contact comprises a main body consisting of a copper-based alloy or of stainless steel and a contact layer consisting of a gold-based alloy. The contact layer has a thickness of at least 0.3 ?m and consists of gold with a content of 0.5 percent by weight to 15 percent by weight of one or more platinum group metals, and that an intermediate layer consisting of silver or of a silver-based alloy or of nickel is provided between the main body and the contact layer. The contact layer is preferably applied on the main body by a PVD process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignees: Ami Doduco GmbH, Wieland Werke AG
    Inventors: Joachim Ganz, Franz Kaspar, Isabell Buresch
  • Patent number: 7010843
    Abstract: This invention provides a manufacturing method of a dynamic damper comprising steps of: forming an annular elastic body; fitting a weight on the inner periphery of the annular elastic body and an outer pipe on the outer periphery; and bonding the weight and the outer pipe on the inner periphery and the outer periphery of the annular elastic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunobu Haneishi, Katsuhide Sasaki
  • Patent number: 6997293
    Abstract: In a front fork of a motor cycle or the like, an outer peripheral portion of a seat member is clamped and fixed between a bottom portion of an axle bracket and a lower end portion of an axle side tube. A flange portion is provided in an outer periphery of a lower end portion of a holder provided with a compression side partition wall member and valve assembly. An outer periphery of a lower end portion of a damper cylinder is screwed with the seat member. The outer peripheral flange portion of the holder is clamped and fixed between the lower end portion of the damper cylinder and the bottom portion of the axle bracket or the seat member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Tomonaga, Munemitu Eguchi
  • Patent number: 6980625
    Abstract: The present invention concerns x-ray sources for mammography. A microfocused x-ray source of small size (30 ?m and smaller) with x-ray spectrum optimized for enhanced mammography is obtained with a method and system according to the invention. The proposed x-ray source is based on the use of plasmas created by the energy distribution of suprathermal electrons that are produced during the interaction of the laser beam with a solid target. These hot electrons penetrate the surface layer of cold plasma and interact with the solid core of the target. The method and system according to the present invention allows optimizing the x-ray source size, its spectral distribution, and the conversion efficiency in the 17.3-28.5 keV range (adapted to the breast thickness).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignees: The State University of New York
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Kieffer, Andrzej Krol
  • Patent number: 6966413
    Abstract: This invention provides a dynamic damper 10, in which convex portions 21 protruded in the direction of the inside diameter are provided at plural positions along the circumference of the outer pipe 20, and an elastic body 40 is held between the convex portion 21 and the outer circumference of the weight 30. A stopper portion 32 which is capable of engaging the convex portion 21 of the outer pipe 20 in the axial direction of the pipe is provided on the weight 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunobu Haneishi, Katsuhide Sasaki
  • Patent number: 6957589
    Abstract: The present invention provides a temperature compensator for a torque sensor, including a pair of coils, which are connected to an AC power supply circuit via transistors and in which inductances change in opposite directions depending on torque, and a torque detecting means which obtains a voltage difference between a first voltage and a second voltage output via smoothing circuits based on changes in inductance of each pair of coils, and outputs as a torque detection voltage, the temperature compensator having a correcting voltage extracting means for extracting a voltage between terminals of a transistor in the AC power supply circuit as a temperature correcting voltage, and a correcting means for correcting the torque detection voltage based on a temperature correcting voltage Vs extracted by the correcting voltage extracting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Ueno, Hiroyuki Akatsu
  • Patent number: 6949860
    Abstract: In an electric motor in which a magnet holder is provided in an inner periphery of a yoke, and a terminal insertion hole is provided in a feed connector provided in a brush holder. A terminal connected to a brush is inserted to the terminal insertion hole, and the yoke and the brush holder are connected. An engagement portion is provided in the terminal, a convex portion is provided in an end surface of the magnet holder, and the convex portion of the magnet holder is allowed to be engaged with the engagement portion of the terminal under a state in which the yoke and the brush holder are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Hama, Akira Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 6933637
    Abstract: An electric motor is disclosed in which a rising wall is formed in a rear side of a terminal insertion hole in a brush holder, a terminal elastically deforms with respect to an upper surface of the rising wall so as to get over the rising wall, thereby being inserted into the terminal insertion hole, and a bent base end portion of the terminal is abutted against the rising wall so as to be prevented from coming off, an elastic deforming performance regulating portion is provided in the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Hama, Akira Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 6923200
    Abstract: A safety device for inflating an envelope at risk of bursting comprising: a tubular body, a piston element slidably and sealably mounted within at least one inner portion of the tubular body; at least one piston rod integral with the piston element and extending so as to protrude from a first end of the tubular body; an annular bottom member, located in the tubular body or at the first end of the tubular body and suitable for slidably guiding the piston rod and for closing the tubular body whereby delimiting an annular space together with the tubular body and with the piston; removable anchoring device suitable for acting at a protruding end of piston rod and for constraining the piston rod to a support; at least one inlet opening and at least one outlet opening formed in the tubular body at the annular space, in operation said inlet opening being suitable for being connected to a pressurize fluid source and the outlet opening being designed to be connected to the envelope to be pressurized; and a yielding re
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Inventor: Tullio Gonzaga
  • Patent number: 6924578
    Abstract: An electric motor provided with a terminal insertion hole to which a terminal connected to a brush is inserted, in a feed connector, a fitting hole is formed in a base end portion of the terminal, a projection is formed in a side of a brush holder, and the fitting hole of the terminal inserted into the terminal insertion hole can be fitted to the projection of the brush holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Hama, Akira Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 6918605
    Abstract: An inverted type front fork in a two-wheeled vehicle or the like, wherein an annular groove in which both end portions in an axial direction are closed is formed in an upper inner periphery of an outer tube, and an annular bush having a closed gap in a free state is attached to the annular groove, and an annular gap between an inner periphery of the outer tube and an outer periphery of the inner tube forms a smaller thickness than the bush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Wada, Shinichi Oba, Takao Tomonaga
  • Patent number: 6910559
    Abstract: In a mounting structure of a dust cover in a hydraulic shock absorber, a portion continuously provided in an end portion of a portion forming a tubular portion in a metal pipe material of the dust cover is diameter-reduced to an inner diameter side, and an annular diameter-reduced portion including wall portions at both sides is formed. A flange portion obtained by crimping and folding the wall portions at both sides of the diameter-reduced portion in an axial direction according to a press working is formed so as to be continuously provided in an inner diameter side of one end of the tubular portion, and the flange portion is clamped between a mounting bracket and a support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Showz Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuo Wada
  • Patent number: 6901817
    Abstract: A neutral point voltage regulator of a torque sensor which has a pair of coils having inductances changing in opposite directions based on torques, and torque detecting means for outputting a torque detecting voltage Vt based on a voltage difference between a first voltage and a second voltage based on respective inductance changes of the pair of coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsuke Koga, Takayuki Ueno
  • Patent number: 6899018
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for fast-cook pasta with automatic loading for variable sized portions. An amount of bulk product is isolated in a variable sized cavity. The contents of the cavity is discharged by gravity assisted mechanisms into a cooking chamber. The cooking chamber is pressurizable and uses preheated water. After the cooking period has ended, the cooking chamber is depressurized and the cooked pasta is transferred to a postcooker via a cooker exit valve. Heat energy present in vapor created by depressurization of the cooker is used to preheat the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Inventors: Henry Narcissi, Larry Schwartz, Jack Novak
  • Patent number: 6896085
    Abstract: In a power switching apparatus which switches a power transmitting state from a drive member to left and right two driven members, a circumferential connection surface of the drive member and each of circumferential connection surfaces in both of the driven members are wedge connected according to an interposition of rolling elements by bringing end surfaces of cages which are moved in an axial direction due to an electromagnetic force into frictional contact with the driven members and so as to rotate together therewith, in a state in which a switching means is set in an on mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventor: Eiichi Terada
  • Patent number: 6879428
    Abstract: A method of capturing images using a laser scanner equipped with a 2D micro actuator. The 2D micro actuator allows for laser beam location without the use of additional components dedicated to determining beam location. The 2D micro actuator is used to stabilize the positioning function of the spot in the scene. The micro actuator is a 1D micro actuator suspended within a second framework by two torsion bars and two pairs of orthogonal additional electrodes. The image is scanned, a precise rectangle of the character sensing field is generated and the image is created by keeping a substantially constant pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Massieu
  • Patent number: 6879284
    Abstract: An optical apparatus for identification of objects whose identifying data is stored in satellite-aided transmission systems, computer systems, or other electronic systems and a method for identifying objects. An optical apparatus with a fine focus is used to view an object. The position of the apparatus, distance to the object and other data related to the object relative to the apparatus is detected and data about the object is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventor: Otto Dufek
  • Patent number: 6872310
    Abstract: In a particularly noise-free and vibration-free operating precoated filter for filtering for example cooling lubricating flowing media, a filter candle surrounding a riser channel is mounted by means of a riser tube in a separating plate in an axially moveable manner. A filter cake adhering to the outside of the filter candle is loosened in such a manner that for example a disk-shaped rotary body comprises a shoulder between the track end and the track start along its track. As soon as a head end piece connected to the riser tube and moveable in an axial manner against the force of a spring is released from the rotating track end, the stored force of the spring accelerates the filter candle, so that the filter cake adhering to the filter candles is loosened by the acceleration of the filter candle and the impact pulse when a dampening ring arranged between the filter candle and the separating plate abuts the separating plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Boll & Kirch Filderbzu GmbH
    Inventors: Birgit Trotzki, Sivagnanam Kandiah, Rüdiger Lennartz, Stefan Schmitz
  • Patent number: 6869203
    Abstract: A LED symbol signal with LEDs arrayed to correspond to a desired symbol. Light from the LEDs is directed onto corresponding optical segments of a multiple collimating zone element and directed into a forward direction/distribution. A mask defines the desired symbol. The optical segments and or a diffusion surface on the cover or multiple collimating zone element(s) diffuses the display aspect, obscuring the individual LEDs. A diameter of the optical features of the diffusion surface is smaller than a diameter of the optical segments. The LED symbol signal may be configured for retrofitting into an incandescent lamp signal housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: Gelcore LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Martineau