Patents Represented by Attorney Orum & Roth
  • Patent number: 6860302
    Abstract: In combination with a cant sawing or cutting unit, a system for guiding two-faced cants through the cut along the line of their natural curvature which includes at the infeed and outfeed ends of the unit, laterally moveable rollers for clamping upon parallel planar faces of the cant and imparting to it a pivotal movement in the horizontal plane while it is moving forward through the cut, so that the saws or cutters follow along a controlled curve in relation to the natural curvature of said cant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Denis Comact Inc.
    Inventor: Maurice Brisson
  • Patent number: 6857921
    Abstract: In a marine gas cylinder apparatus provided with a switching valve apparatus capable of switching a communication state among a piston rod side oil chamber, a piston side oil chamber and a gas chamber, the switching valve apparatus is structured such that each of respective poppet valves are arranged in each of ports open to a communication chamber provided in a valve case, each of balls is held between a ball operation surface of a rotation plate supported to the valve case and each of the poppet valves. Each of the poppet valves is moved close to or apart from the corresponding port via each of the balls in accordance with a rotating operation of the rotation plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimi Watanabe, Mitsuhiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 6854632
    Abstract: The invention relates to a welding apparatus comprising a welding unit, a work-table for supporting the workpieces to be welded, and the clamping means for clamping the workpieces to the work-table in the direction towards one another during the welding operation. The welding unit comprises a friction stir welding head and a fusion welding head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Esab, AB
    Inventor: Rolf Larsson
  • Patent number: 6848202
    Abstract: The invention relates to an upper part for a shoe, in which the dimensional design of its inside and outside provides considerable adjustability through assembly with fastening devices positioned and construction in such a way that it gives a highly stable upper part, the characteristics of which in terms of material and properties permit is adaptation to different sizes of feet. The upper part of the shoe is in the form of woven fabric or some other flexible material, the fastening devices are in the form of hook and loop-type fastening devices such as VELCRO, at least some of which exhibit circular form, and the under side of the outside of the upper part of the shoe exhibits connecting devices essentially for its detachable attachment to a sole or other under part of the shoe capable of being placed in contact with a floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Inventor: Svante Berggren
  • Patent number: 6848879
    Abstract: A self propelled truck having as support chassis or frame (2), two pairs of wheels (3) arranged on opposite sides of support chassis (2), a steering device (4) and driving means for a pair of wheels (3) the support frame (2) comprises two longitudinal sides spaced from one other, each of which being supported by a respective pair of wheels (3), at least one pair of transverse members (13, 14) designed to rigidly bridge the two longitudinal sides of the truck and to delimit therewith a longitudinal tunnel, at least one lifting-lowering shaft (15) for a bin (7) between the longitudinal sides of the truck, lifting-lowering means (27, 48) carried by the support chassis (2) at each lifting-lowering shaft and displaceable between a fully lowered position and a fully lifted position, and removable engagement means (20, 25; 51, 52; 51a, 52a; 55) for a bin (7), which is rigidly displaceable with the lifting-lowering means (27; 48) and designed to engage a bin (7) on the ground at a lifting-lowering shaft and to hold i
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Inventor: Diego Odorizzi
  • Patent number: 6837762
    Abstract: In a marine gas cylinder apparatus provided with a switching valve apparatus capable of switching a communication state among a piston rod side oil chamber, a piston side oil chamber and a gas chamber, a relief passage communicating a communication chamber of the switching valve apparatus with the gas chamber is provided. A temperature compensating relief valve relieving an oil in the communication chamber to the gas chamber is provided in the relief passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventor: Shinsuke Sekikawa
  • Patent number: 6833796
    Abstract: An LED traffic signal with a display indicating the remaining interval for the current display mode. A switching power supply provides cost of manufacturing and operational efficiencies. Interference with logic circuitry normally associated with switching power supplies is prevented by noise filtering circuitry and isolated ground planes on the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Gelcore LLC
    Inventor: Jean-Simon Bourgault
  • Patent number: 6827005
    Abstract: An automated broiling and cutting device for the production of cooked Doner meat. A rotating unit carries meat containers for holding Doner meat to be cooked. The meat containers rotate about the broiling units and the cutting unit. Automated control of cooking and cutting is performed via a central control and adjustment panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Inventor: Ayhan Babacan
  • Patent number: 6824376
    Abstract: The arrangement is based on the principle that the ejector (9) of a moulding tool actuates the front ejector plates (4, 4A, 4B) and the rear plates (5, 5A, 5B) are conveyed along until the bearing segments reach the free groove in the central pin, which at the same time is provided with a stroke-restricting collar (20), in conjunction with which balancing against misalignment of the ejector package is obtained at the same time through the incorporation of this two-stage ejector, and, at the same time, that it replace extra guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Inventor: Hans Müller
  • Patent number: 6823922
    Abstract: Bead releasing and removing head for a tire fitting machine comprising a support frame (2) anchored to the tire fitting machine and supporting at its top at least a bead releasing disk (3) and a bead removing tool (4), having a working tip (7), wherein the removing tool (4) is slidably supported by said head and comprises driving means (5) suitable for displacing it, upon control, so that the working tip (7) is movable between an advanced working position and a withdrawn rest position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Butler Engineering & Marketing SRL
    Inventor: Tullio Gonzaga
  • Patent number: 6824375
    Abstract: The arrangement is based on the principle that the ejector (9) of a moulding tool actuates the rear ejector plates (5, 5A, 5B) and the front plates (4, 4A, 4A) are conveyed along until the bearing segments (23) reach the free groove (17) in central pin (12). Balancing against misalignment of the ejector package is obtained at the same time through the incorporation of this two-stage ejector, and, at the same time, it replaces extra guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Inventor: Hans Müller
  • Patent number: 6820876
    Abstract: A boot for a universal joint is constructed by a boot body and a boot adapter. The one end of the boot is fitted on a propeller inner shaft via its one-end fitting portion and the other end of the boot is fitted on the outer race of the universal joint via its other-end fitting portion, thereby substantially covering the universal joint. The foregoing one-end fitting portion has an annular lip portion at its end portion. Passages for flowing air are formed on the one-end fitting portion and its annular lip portion, respectively. The passages communicate with each other through an annular partial passage between both passages. The existence of the annular partial passage increases the flowing resistance of air between the inside and the outside of the boot to reduce the pressure fluctuation in the boot and to improve the effectiveness in preventing splashed water or muddy water from intruding into the boot along with the suction of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Iwano
  • Patent number: 6816063
    Abstract: A remote system includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag specifically identified by an RF identification signal. The specific RFID tag is associated with a particular remote data transfer device. When identified, the specific RFID tag changes the state of the associated remote data transfer device from a zero power state to an operational state. Limited power-capacity of a remote power supply is used solely for data transfer between the data transfer device and an administrator. Although many RFID signals may be transmitted over time to the location of many remote systems, each of which has an RFID tag, an RFID signal is only infrequently sent to a specific one of the RFID tags. Such an RFID signal is transmitted only to request a data transfer operation with the particular remote data transfer device that is associated with that specific RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corp
    Inventors: Joseph Jay Kubler, Robert James Grabon
  • Patent number: 6802642
    Abstract: The invention relates on the one hand to a method for bringing about mixing of a liquid (4) in a container (1) filled for the most part with liquid, and on the other hand to an aforementioned container (1) for carrying out the method. The container (1) exhibits a partially closed opening (2) at its upper end (1A). The aforementioned opening (2) is smaller than the upper width of the container. The container (1) is so arranged as to be subjected to a circulating motion at the time of the mixing procedure, which causes the liquid (4) to start to rotate and to be forced outwards against the inner walls (7) of the container and upwards against the lid (2) of the container during mixing. The construction of the lid prevents the liquid (4) from flowing out through a hole (3) situated at the center (8) of the lid (2) and the container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Inventor: Per-Ivar Fallenius
  • Patent number: 6802659
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for reprogramming a programmable product, such as, a printer, a wireless communication device, or a portable computer. A software programmable product that includes memory for storing product operation information and a method for configuring the software programmable products is provided. Software is configurable by data stored on an RFID tag. Data stored on the RFID is transferred reprogramming circuitry of the production which sets the configurable operating parameters. This configures the products features and options as desired by the specific user without requiring an external programming device or destructive entering into the packages or internals of the product. An RFID located in an electronic product, within or upon its packaging, or on an accessory may be loaded with reprogramming data such as media configuration data or usage data. The RFID reader may be located on a kiosk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Inventors: Mats Cremon, Pixie Ann Austin, Patrick Helton, Howard Nojiri, William Kelly, Steven Winter, Duane Fox, Christopher Wiklof
  • Patent number: 6799655
    Abstract: In an electric power steering apparatus in which a brush holder of an electric motor is clamped between a yoke of the electric motor and a housing, and a communication passage allowing an inner portion of the yoke of the electric motor and an inner portion of the housing to be ventilated is provided in a partition wall of the brush holder, shielding opposing each other via a narrow passage are provided in an opening facing the inner portion of the yoke in the communication passage provided in the brush holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Hama, Akira Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 6794000
    Abstract: A RFID label with tamper-evident capabilities that is useable with many surfaces. The RFID label has a release layer positioned between the transponder substrate and the printed ink antenna. The release layer uses a pattern of adhesive whereby different surface's cohesive strengths are accommodated. The adhesive pattern accommodates high and low substrate cohesive strength depending on which portion of the label is experiencing separation force. Because the release layer is in contact with the patterned adhesive, when the label is removed the antenna separates from the transponder substrate. The patterned adhesive may be applied only to a localized area of the label to target a specific transponder feature. The patterned adhesive may be also be combined with propagation slits in the label carrier film. The slits, when stressed, start propagating tears in the label surface ultimately severing the antenna, thereby destroying the transponder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corp.
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Adams, Douglas Adrian Taylor
  • Patent number: 6789295
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clamp apparatus for application to an object, for example a plate, a sheet, a fabric or a thin film, by gripping two opposite sides of the object. For this purpose, the apparatus comprises a tubular element with an inner passage with a cross section which tapers in the direction of one end of the element and a clamp surface projecting from the opposite end of the element. A wedge shaped element with a tapering section is insertable into the passage via its wide opening. Thereby, a nip is formed in the co-operation between the wedge shaped element and the clamp surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Amicus Trade AB
    Inventor: Gerhard Svensson
  • Patent number: 6790368
    Abstract: A method and system for the recuperation of the content of septic tank where the supernatant is returned to the septic tank after the recuperation of the sludge and of the scum is described herein. According to the method of the present invention, a major portion of the supernatant is advantageously recuperated from the top of the septic tank to the bottom thereof, and stored in a first reservoir of the system. The sludge, the remainder of the supernatant and the scum are then recuperated and stored in a second reservoir. The supernatant is filtered, either upon its recuperation or before its return to the septic tank. Finally, the filtered supernatant is returned to the septic tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Groupe SNS (Service de nettoyage sanitaire) Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Vachon, Erick Vachon
  • Patent number: D501932
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Inventor: Roger Arneson