Patents Represented by Law Firm Parkhurst, Oliff & Berridge
  • Patent number: 4937010
    Abstract: A product and method of suspending a substantially non-dissolved liquid lubricant or mixture of liquid lubricants within a non-metallic binder, which after application upon a desired surface and subsequent curing, provides a lubricating paint, which maintains the lubricant in a suspended state until the binder matrix is worn down by frictional contact with another surface, whereby the reached suspended lubricant inclusions are ruptured and spread over the surface of the binder matrix and providing lubrication between two parts in frictional contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Assignee: Laboratoire Suisse de Recherches Horlogeres
    Inventor: Michel Maillat
  • Patent number: 4931340
    Abstract: A honeycomb panel structure for thermal and acoustic insulation and for load bearing capability has a honeycomb panel which comprises a honeycomb core laminated with two facing plates, and a pair of housings. Each housing has a channel to engage and support a edge of the honeycomb panel. A first neutral axis passes through the center of gravity of the honeycomb panel and extends in the direction of the panel. A second neutral axis passes through the centers of gravity of the housings and extends parallel to the first neutral axis. The first and second neutral axes are spaced apart in a vertical direction so that the structure has much higher flexural rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Assignee: Sumitomo Light Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeaki Baba, Keizo Nanba, Yoshio Takeshima, Hiromichi Sano, Koji Tobita, Atsuo Muneto, Toshihiro Hara, Kazuki Fujise
  • Patent number: 4912322
    Abstract: An optical type displacement detecting device including a main scale and an index scale, wherein a pitch of a first optical grating formed on the main scale is set at P and a pitch of a second optical grating formed on the index scale is set at P/n, thereby producing divided detection signal having pitch P/n. Furthermore, the pitch of the second optical grating is set at (u+v) P/u or (u+v) P/(2u) (u is a gap between a diffusive light source and the first optical grating and v is a gap between the first and second optical gratings), so that a collimator lens can be dispensed with. Further, higher harmonic components of the first optical grating are utilized, whereby the pitch of the second optical grating is set at substantially (u+v) Q/u or (u+v) Q/(2u) (Q=P/m, and m is a whole number of 2 or more), thereby preventing the pitch of the second optical grating from being divided into small ones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Assignee: Mitutoyo Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Souji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 4884082
    Abstract: A photosensitive recording medium is exposed to light through mask members produced from color image information thereby to form a color image. A color image recording apparatus includes an inlet for receiving a monochromatic image recording sheet from a monochromatic image recording apparatus capable of producing the mask members, a discharge path for discharging the monochromatic image recording sheet which has been received through the inlet, a supply path for receiving and supplying the monochromatic image recording sheet to an image generator in the color image recording apparatus, and a path selector for selecting one, at a time, of the discharge path and the supply path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takakuni Sonoda, Kazunori Tanabe, Morikazu Iwase, Kazuo Sangyoji, Tokunori Kato
  • Patent number: 4869528
    Abstract: An electronically controlled fluid suspension system for preventing the lateral roll of a vehicle computes a predetermined estimated lateral acceleration based on the running speed and the difference between the maximum steering angle and the minimum steering angle within a predetermined period. The supply and discharge of the air to and from the air springs is rapidly controlled corresponding to the estimated lateral acceleration so as to prevent the vehicle from rolling due to the steering operation. Moreover, the electronically controlled fluid suspension system computes a predetermined target vehicle height based on the lateral acceleration. After the air is supplied and discharged to and from the air springs and the increase of the lateral acceleration is stopped, the vehicle height is restored regardless of the external disturbance, by controlling the supply and discharge of the air corresponding to the vehicle height difference between the target vehicle height and the actual vehicle height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1989
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuuichi Buma, Nobutaka Ohwa, Osamu Takeda, Toshio Aburaya
  • Patent number: 4857034
    Abstract: A hydraulic control system for a continuously variable transmission for an automotive vehicle, the transmission having a first and a second variable-diameter pulley provided on respective first and second shafts, a belt connecting the first and second pulleys, and a first and a second hydraulic cylinder for changing effective diameters of the first and second pulleys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsumi Kouno, Susumu Okawa, Masami Sugaya, Yoshinobu Soga
  • Patent number: 4852752
    Abstract: A neck structure for a bottle-shaped container formed of synthetic resin, and associated with a rolled cap member having a top-closed cylindrical shape and constructed of thin aluminum plate at a cylindrical neck portion of the bottle-shaped container. The cylindrical neck portion has threads circumferentially formed on the outer periphery of the upper end of the cylindrical neck portion; at least one thick cylindrical portion of relatively large diameter is formed between the upper end of the cylindrical neck portion and the lower end of the cylindrical neck portion. The connecting portion is formed with a plurality of longitudinal strips on the outer periphery thereof and recesses between the longitudinal strips. The neck structure of the synthetic resin bottle-shaped container is constructed to be adapted to be associated with a tamper-proof-cap such that the lower end of the tamper-proof-cap is relatively increased in height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akiho Ota
  • Patent number: 4848232
    Abstract: An apparatus for electrically blasting a number of electric detonators arranged at a plurality of working faces, including a single controller having a power source unit for supplying a D.C. voltage and a plurality of ignition control units for selectively applying the D.C. voltage; a plurality of oscillators each arranged near respective working faces, the number of the oscillators corresponding to that of the ignition control units, each oscillator being energized with the D.C. voltage to generate a high frequency current and being connected to respective ignition control units via an electric wire bundle; and a plurality of lead wires each connected to outputs of respective oscillators. Loop-like leg wires of electric detonators are electro-magnetically coupled with the lead wires with the aid of transformer magnetic cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Nippon Oil and Fats Company, Limited
    Inventors: Koichi Kurokawa, Takeo Ueda, Yoshiro Osumi
  • Patent number: 4841891
    Abstract: A data processing device for a sewing machine stores basic pattern data indicating the relative position between a needle and a material holding unit and including X and Y components of an X-Y coordinate. After setting a reference point on the X-Y coordinate plane and two angles (.alpha.i, .beta.i) based on an X-axis and a Y-axis around the reference point, the data processing device rotates the X and Y components of the basic pattern data on the basis of the two angles (.alpha.i, .beta.i) to form a transformed pattern, and stores the transformed pattern data. The processes such as rotation, inversion and inclination are executed by a single operation by designating the angles (.alpha.i, .beta.i).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Miho Hashimoto, Masaaki Yokoe, Yoshikazu Kurono, Koji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 4842657
    Abstract: Amorphous alloys containing zirconium as an amorphus forming metal and having the formula X.sub..alpha. Z.sub..gamma. wherein X is at least one of Fe, Co and Ni, .alpha. is 80 to 92 atomic %, Z is zirconium, .gamma. is 8 to 20 atomic % and the sum of .alpha. and .gamma. is 100 atomic %, cause very little variation of properties during aging and embrittlement because they contain no metalloid as the amorphous forming element, and they further have excellent strength, hardness, corrosion resistance and heat resistance and maintain superior magnetic properties which are characteristic of iron group elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Assignee: Shin-Gijutsu Kaihatsu Jigyodan
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Masumoto, Kiyoyuki Esashi, Masateru Nose
  • Patent number: 4839177
    Abstract: A system for the controlled-rate release of active substances, consisting of:(a) a deposit-core comprising the active substance and having defined geometric form;(b) a support-platform applied to said deposit-core.Said deposit-core contains, mixed with the active substance, a polymeric material having a high degree of swelling on contact with water or aqueous liqids, a gellable polymeric material, said polymeric materials being replaceable by a single polymeric material having both swelling and gelling properties, and other adjuvants able to provide the mixture with suitable characteristics for its compression and for its intake of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: Jagotec AG
    Inventors: Paolo Colombo, Aldo La Manna, Ubaldo Conte
  • Patent number: 4838122
    Abstract: A speed change device for a bicycle comprises a carrier jointed to a crank arm and a plurality of planet gears rotatably supported on a plurality of shafts arranged in a circle on said carrier. Each of the planet gears includes a plurality of planet gear elements different in number of teeth. The device further comprises an internal gear in mesh with ones of the planet gear elements of the planet gears and formed in an outer circumference with a sprocket to form a driven rotary body, one-way clutches for connecting the driven rotary body to the carrier, a plurality of sun gears provided on a crankshaft and in mesh with the planet gear elements of the planet gears, respectively, and one-way clutches provided between inner circumferences of the sun gears and a fixed bearing enclosing the crankshaft. One of the one-way clutches last mentioned is able to connect selectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kikuzo Takamiya, Sadao Mabuchi, Kazuhiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 4839708
    Abstract: There is disclosed an electromechanical semiconductor transducer which is composed of a substrate of a first compound semiconductor and layers of second to fifth compound semiconductors grown on the substrate. The compound semiconductor contains at least one element such as aluminum, gallium, and arsenic selected from Groups III and V of the periodic table. The transducer converts mechanical strain into electrical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kano, Yuji Yagi, Hiroyuki Sakaki
  • Patent number: 4837737
    Abstract: A word processor includes a work station having a keyboard and a display device, a main unit for forming a text file in accordance with input commands entered by the keyboard, an external memory unit for storing the text file, a standardized character memory for storing dot patterns of characters having standardized style, a modified character memory for storing dot patterns of characters having modified style, and a printer for printing out a document in accordance with the text file. When a plurality of documents to be delivered to different addresses are formed in accordance with the same text file, different characters in respective documents are replaced by modified characters to form text files having different modified characters. Then the plurality of documents are printed in accordance with respective text files having different modified characters, so that these documents can be distinguished from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Inventor: Toshiaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 4836742
    Abstract: A system is provided for controling a robot operating in association with a rotary table, including a robot, a rotary table, and a control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
    Inventors: Yasuo Ishiguro, Yoshizumi Itou, Osamu Shiroshita, Masaru Nakano
  • Patent number: 4834566
    Abstract: A typewriter having an automatic erasing function, having an erasing device responsive to an erasure-start key, for effecting an erasing operation to successively erase the characters printed by a printing device, and a controller responsive to the erasure-stop key, for permitting the erasing device to interrupt the erasing operation. The typewriter has an input buffer for storing input data which is entered through a keyboard while the erasing device is operated, the typewriter. The typewriter may be arranged so that the input buffer is cleared upon operation of an erasure-stop key. The above arrangement may be adapted to erase successive words on a display device as character and space data are retrieved from a memory. In this case, a device may be provided to suspend a continuous erasing operation for a predetermined time each time the space data representative of a space between the words has been retrieved from the memory after at least one character has been erased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaharu Mori, Hideo Ueno, Kiyoshi Yamakawa, Yuji Kawakami, Ryoichi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 4834713
    Abstract: A non-metallic catheter button body having a variety of geometric shapes, having integrally secured therewith a metallic marker element, to anchor a catheter or surgical tube in the body with less pain to the patient while providing an X-ray visible marker, which button substantially reduces loss of the patient's skin from scattered electrons resulting from a bombardment by radiation from radioactive material. The non-metallic button body may further include an integral non-metallic stem portion to facilitate the crimping of the stem, anchoring of tubes in the body, and insertion of ribbons of radioactive material therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: Best Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Krishnan Suthanthiran
  • Patent number: 4834926
    Abstract: A process for producing silicon nitride ceramic articles is disclosed, which includes the steps of preparing a mixed powder of silicon nitride and a sintering aid, shaping the mixed powder, sintering the shaped body, machining the sintered body in a desired shape, and then heating the machined sintered body in a temperature range from C. to C. in an oxidizing atmosphere. Alternatively, after the sintering, the sintered body is heated in a temperature range from C. to 1, C. to crystallize an Si.sub.3 N.sub.4 grain boundary phase, the crystallized sintered body is machined into a desired shape, and the machined body is heated in a temperature range from C. to C. in an oxidizing atmosphere. Thereby, silicon nitride ceramic articles having high strength at room temperature can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Iwasaki, Masaaki Masuda
  • Patent number: 4832319
    Abstract: A vibration absorbing apparatus disposed between a vibration source and a vibration receiving portion and having a tubular member which is formed such as to pass through an expandable liquid chamber and which is attached to one of the vibration source and the vibration receiving portion. A partitioning plate is secured to the outer periphery of the tubular member such as to divide the liquid chamber into a plurality of liquid sub-chambers. The liquid sub-chambers communicate with each other via an orifice. Accordingly, even if the direction in which vibration acts upon the apparatus is shifted, it is possible to prevent the occurrence of "pinch" between the partitioning plate and the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Noguchi, Michihiro Orikawa, Tatsuro Ishiyama
  • Patent number: PP6826
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Chrysanthemum plant named Regatta, bearing medium sized yellow blooms with a green center and a performance of 20 days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: Chrysanthemum Breeders Association, N.V.
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Yamate