Patents Represented by Attorney Richard Linn
  • Patent number: 5667102
    Abstract: The cartridge comprises a liner which is fastened at its outlet end to an outlet assembly which in turn is attachable to the front piece of the cartridge and which is held at its inlet end thus, that the piston slides inside the liner package. At the inlet end the liner is either fastened to the piston or to a ring insertable into the inlet end of the cartridge. Such a liner package has a low volume and plastic waste to be disposed of whereas the cylinders and the front piece of the cartridge are re-usable, whilst all performances of a rigid cartridge can be maintained or surpassed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Inventor: Wilhelm A. Keller
  • Patent number: 5653018
    Abstract: The connection of the circuit board (7) of the appliance to connector blocks (10) is obtained by inserting and soldering holders (11) having connecting terminals (16) to the circuit board, connector blocks (10) being loosely attached to said connecting terminals (16). The mutual mechanical and electric connection is obtained by inserting the assembly into a case which secures the connector blocks to the circuit board, on one hand, and by fastening clamps which establish a connection of the connecting terminals (16) to connected conductors. The assembly of the appliance is particularly rational since the holders (11) with the connecting terminals are placed on the circuit board together with the remaining, non-represented components and are soldered thereto in common, the connector blocks (10) being simply slid on. The assembly is thus well suited for automation. The connector blocks abut to the edges of the circuit board (7), thus allowing a good space utilization and a compact construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: Saia AG
    Inventors: Felix Anderau, Bernard Bourqui
  • Patent number: 5647510
    Abstract: The multiple component metering and relative proportioning device, in particular a two-component co-axial device, comprises a cartridge (1) wherein at least one inner package assembly (3) containing one component is lodged within an outer package assembly (2) containing another component. The package assemblies (2, 3) are collapsible and are located in a reusable rigid housing (4), each package assembly having an individual outlet (8, 11), all individual outlets being joined in a common outlet piece (10). The package assemblies are sealed at their other end where a re-usable piston (23) is slidingly lodged within the rigid housing for collapsing the package assemblies and dispensing their content. Such a device allows an efficient disposal of the collapsed package assemblies and of the front outlet piece, and rear pieces in a compact form, whereas the other parts are re-usable, thus maintaining a high reliability, user friendliness and cost effectiveness of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Inventor: Wilhelm A. Keller
  • Patent number: 5643322
    Abstract: The present method is a method for reducing an oxidized skin tissue comprising the steps of bringing a source of negative high-voltage pulses of which duty ratio is controllable into the proximity of the oxidized skin tissue and applying negative high-voltage pulses to the oxidized skin tissue so that the oxidized skin tissue is reduced by an electron addition reaction. A high-voltage generating circuit which is incorporated in a main body generates negative high-voltage pulses. Those negative high-voltage pulses are applied to the skin through a contact element which is connected to the main body, so that the oxidized skin tissue is reduced by the electron addition reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Assignee: Institute of General Beauty & Medical Science
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ito, Kazushi Miyake
  • Patent number: 5639289
    Abstract: Unworked glass panes (9) are definitively positioned in a positioning station (15) by means of positioning stops (18) and transferred in a fixed position first to a grinding station (12) and then to a transfer station (7) by a translating device (20, 21, 22, 23). From the transfer station (7), the ground panes are transferred by means of a feeding device (6) to a drilling station (1) where holes are drilled into the panes. The finished panes are then returned to the transfer station (7) and are removed therefrom. A complete treatment is thus effected in a once determined position without any subsequent positioning. The drilling station is therefore free from any positioning means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Bystronic Maschinen AG
    Inventor: Willy Fluckiger
  • Patent number: 5624715
    Abstract: A method for curtain coating a moving support with a liquid coating material. An evacuating device is utilized to evacuate air carried along with the moving support. A device for carrying out the method includes a pourer having a pourer lip, a pouring roll carrying a support, and an evacuating device which is disposed in front of the curtain. The evacuating device includes an evacuating blade having a front edge facing the curtain. The front edge is provided with a slot which is connected to a vacuum installation. The method and device allow a substantial stabilization of the curtain at its point of contact with the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: Ilford AG
    Inventors: Markus Gueggi, Maurice Pasquier, Peter Schweizer
  • Patent number: 5623874
    Abstract: A counter-pressure apparatus for offset sheet machines for effectuating perforations and/or punchings comprises a foil provided with strips at two opposing of its edges. This foil is arranged for being fastened within fixing structure of a rubber blanket cylinder or of a forme cylinder of a printing group or of a coating module of the printing machine. The use of the foil, made e.g. of chronium steel, instead of a prior art rubber blanket results in much better perforations or punching apertures. Further, the printing machine can maintain its usual printing speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: Ruprecht Handels AG
    Inventor: Daniel Ruprecht
  • Patent number: 5613795
    Abstract: An internal conical connecting device for connecting machine components comprising an inner bushing with a first set of parallel conical grooves, and an outer bushing with a corresponding second set of parallel conical grooves. The first and second sets of parallel conical grooves are engageable for wedging a hub into locking connection with a shaft upon axial movement of the outer bushing relative to the inner bushing. The first and second sets of parallel conical grooves have symmetrical segments removed to facilitate assembly and disassembly of the connecting device. A flat ring or integral flange is fixed to the inner bushing, and threaded members extend between the flat ring and the outer bushing. The flat ring and the threaded members are used to axially displace the inner and outer bushings relative to each other and generate a strong normal force for clamping and supporting the connected hub on the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Sumitomo Machinery Corp. of America
    Inventors: Gerhard Antony, William Lechler
  • Patent number: 5614779
    Abstract: The oscillating mass is integral with a toothed wheel which is engaged with pinions at the periphery of a plate. Many rotors at the periphery of the plate are located between sections of a peripheral, annular stator. The sections of the stator comprise cores and coils. It is thus possible with a simple construction of small thickness to obtain sufficient efficiency and power of the generator without considerable multiplication of the movement of the oscillating mass. The plate has a recess capable to receive a movement of an electronic watch of an existing caliber. The generator comprising the plate, the oscillating mass, the rotors and the stator constitutes an independent module capable to be assembled with a movement of an existing watch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Inventor: Roberto Zafferri
  • Patent number: 5612375
    Abstract: To provide a process for producing a healthy or nutritious beverage comprising creatine as a main ingredient, in which the effect of creatine is not lost during preservation, and the beverage can be prepared at low cost. A process for producing a creatine beverage comprising the steps of: healing water rendered weakly alkaline; adding from 1 to 3 grams per 100 cc of the healed water, of crystalline creatine powder to the heated water; dissolving the creatine powder by stirring to form a creatine aqueous solution; and adding an additive to the creatine aqueous solution for improving nutrition or palatability, and sterilizing the creatine aqueous solution to obtain a creatine beverage having a pH value of 7 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Inventor: Haruhiko Sueoka
  • Patent number: 5609271
    Abstract: The mixer of the mixer-cartridge assembly comprises a housing, an inlet section having an individual inlet for each outlet of the cartridge and a mixer element group. The mixer inlet section comprising a separating element and the mixer element group are arranged thus, that while sealingly connecting the mixer to the cartridge, the inlets of the mixer remain aligned with the corresponding and matching outlets of the cartridge as well as with the separating element and with the dividing element of the mixer element group for optimizing the mixing of the components. For mixer attachment, the mixer housing comprises bayonet lugs cooperating with bayonet prongs on the cartridge, whereby the housing is rotated while the mixer inlet section, separating element and element group do not rotate in regard to the cartridge outlets, thus avoiding cross-contamination of the components at the cartridge/mixer interface and assuring continued separation well into the mixer up to the first dividing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Wilhelm A. Keller
    Inventors: Wilhelm A. Keller, Richard J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5608445
    Abstract: A device for the monitoring of a video installation is disclosed which does not need any intervention into the video sets (television set (4), video recorders (2, 3)). Signal pulses are superimposed on the television or the video signals at the antenna connection (1) and/or the video inputs (7, 8, 10). The superimposition is effected synchroneously to the signal appearing at the respective input (1, 7, 8, 10) in the range of the picture information of a preferably invisible picture line under the control of a processor (14). The burst may also be used for the introduction of digital data which characterize the television or video signal. The retrieval of the burst at the television set (4) is effected either at its video output (10) or by means of a probe (19) fastened at the exterior near the picture tube. For determining the programme reproduced by the television set (4), the presence of the burst as such or the data it contains are sufficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Assignee: SRG Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft
    Inventor: Peter Mischler
  • Patent number: 5607281
    Abstract: The grippers (2, 3), which are mounted on the transport bars (1), are provided with permanent magnets (6). In order to seize and transfer a workpiece (4), the two grippers are moved toward the workpiece from the outside, while the front surfaces (5) of the grippers position the workpiece and the magnets (6) lift up the workpiece by some distance. It is thus ensured in a very simple manner that the workpiece may safely enter the following processing station of a follow-on tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Assignee: Styner & Bienz AG
    Inventors: Theo Egolf, Urs Fluhmann
  • Patent number: 5604962
    Abstract: A zip-fastener slide with pull tab can be manufactured in one single injection step. For this purpose the opening beneath the bow on the slide body, serving to secure the pull tab, is fashioned by four movable mould cores. The four mould cores are shifted into the mould before injection, and withdrawn in order to eject the finished slide again from the mould. Similarly it is also possible to provide a locking cam which, when in the inoperative position, projects into the intermediate space between two zipper links and blocks the movement of the slide. By means of pulling on the pull tab, the locking cam can be withdrawn from this intermediate space, and the slide can be released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Inventor: Friedrich Mayerhofer
  • Patent number: 5594316
    Abstract: In order to realize a power supply device for a sensor which can be used for a long time without any wire linking an outside power source and a movable door so as to supply an electric power, an outside power source contact on a transom and a battery contact on a door are connected when the door is in its closed or open position, induced current is generated from a primary circuit on the transom to a secondary circuit on the door by electro-magnetic induction when the door is in its closed or open position, or electric current is generated by a generator mounted to the door by utilizing the closing and opening movements of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Tsuden Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tatekazu Hayashida
  • Patent number: 5588938
    Abstract: An extension arm (11) can be fixed to a column (2) at any height and with different inclinations. A foot holder (15, 16) is displaceably mounted on the extension arm and can be moved against the force of a traction cable (8) over the extension arm (11). A loading unit (4) programmable by means of an operating device (21) for selecting the load characteristics acts upon the traction cable. Alternatively, another extension arm for arm training can be mounted. Thus, different training varieties can be selected without the need of adjusting any weights or mechanisms. Different extension arms (11) may be provided which allow the adaptation of the apparatus to different training modes, such as leg, arm or body training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: Fritz Gegauf AG Bernina Nahmaschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Werner Schneider, Hansueli Lerch, Erich Hausammann
  • Patent number: 5586651
    Abstract: The holder for the compact disk (2) comprises Z-shaped retaining tongues (3) having each a radial arm (4b) and an axial arm (5b). The external supporting surfaces (7) for the disk (2) are strongly undercut. Due to a supporting bead (8) which surrounds the ring of retaining tongues (3), the disk (2) is supported at a distance above the radial arms (4b). The retaining tongues are thus sufficiently elastic and have no sharp transitions, and no notching or shearing stresses are possible in the critical area. A safe retention without any risk of rupture is thus ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Assignee: Apparate-Und Werkzeugbau AG
    Inventor: Josef Krummenacher
  • Patent number: 5348417
    Abstract: The side surfaces of compound stones are provided with relatively flat elements which interlock with little play when said stones are laid out, while adjoining side surfaces of neighboring stones are in contact along two lines only. A compromise between a sufficient mutual securement of the stones and a certain mutual mobility thereof is thus obtained. In particular, a certain tilting of neighboring stones with respect to each other is possible, whereby it is possible to produce pavements in uneven places.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Assignee: Rolf Scheiwiller
    Inventor: Rene Scheiwiller
  • Patent number: 5330079
    Abstract: A dispensing cartridge having a retaining flange connected to an end thereof, the retaining flange including at least two flat portions disposed in parallel planes, and a plurality of webs connecting the flat portions. The retaining flange is designed as a box construction with outwardly open hollow spaces having constant or increasing rectangular cross-sections in a direction perpendicular to the dispensing flow direction. The webs connecting the flat portions may be in two sets, with the webs in one set extending perpendicular to the webs in the other set. The retaining flange may be manufactured by injection molding. The box construction design of the flange requires only slightly more material than a single retaining flange, yet provides a gain in stability that allows simpler and more economical adapters of the dispensing appliances to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Inventor: Wilheim A. Keller
  • Patent number: 5325781
    Abstract: The disclosed method relates to the formation of a relief pattern on the surface of a shaped object through the expansion of an expandable ink. The ink is applied on a support web and then dried. A varnish which polymerizes under UV radiation may be applied on the printed, dried support web. The printed, dried, and possibly varnished, support web is then rolled in to a coil. Afterwards, the coiled web is transformed into the desired shaped objects, such as filled and closed packages or security documents. The relief pattern may then be formed upon the surface of the object by irradiating the expandable ink. In particular, a laser beam may scan the surface of the object to form the relief pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Assignee: Ferchim Engineering SA
    Inventors: Guy Dupont, Pierre Tissot, Joelle Manceaux