Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Richard P. Gilly
  • Patent number: 6457391
    Abstract: In a lathe 1, an angular position &bgr; x for respectively positioning a single tool in the plural numbers of directions of the tool edge is computed according to designated shape information IFa, and the tool 25 held by the tool holding body 22 can be positioned in the plural number of directions of the tool edge in order by indexingly positioning the tool holding body 22 in the B-axis direction on the basis of the computed angular position &bgr; x at the time of machining. A plurality of machining modes can be machined with a single tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Yamazaki Mazak Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsunehiko Yamazaki, Naoe Fukumura, Masayoshi Mizukado, Kazuhiro Kikata, Sadami Miyazaki, Koichi Maki
  • Patent number: 6453782
    Abstract: A machine tool capable of performing screw-machining on a rotating workpiece has a tool rest which can attachably and detachably equip a turning tool with an insert on its tip and is provided so as to be freely driven to move in first and second axial directions orthogonal to each other. The tool rest is also being provided so as to freely rotate about a third axis orthogonal to the first and second axial directions so as to be positioned at a selected tool-rest angle with respect to the workpiece. The machine tool includes suitable features to allow inputting of machining information, computing of a cutting pattern, and execution of screw-machining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Yamazaki Mazak Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsunehiko Yamazaki, Naoe Fukumura, Masayoshi Mizukado, Kazuhiro Kikata, Sadami Miyazaki, Koichi Maki
  • Patent number: 6446532
    Abstract: The turning machining tool has a main body 2 forming tool holding portion 3. An insert holding portion 12 is provided to the main body so as to being rotatably in a predetermined plane. A insert 13 is detachably attached to the insert holding portion 12. A rotation drive means 5,6,9,10,11,17,19 for the insert holding portion 12 is provided to the main body. It is possible to freely and rotatably drive the insert holding portion 12 in the predetermined plane. Therefore, it is possible that the insert 13 takes various machining positions for main body 2. So, various machining such as the bag hole machining becomes possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Yamazaki Mazak Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsunehiko Yamazaki, Naoe Fukumura, Masayoshi Mizukado, Kazuhiro Kikata, Sadami Miyazaki, Koichi Maki
  • Patent number: 6438437
    Abstract: A parts classification unit 15 displays parts 70 and a palletizing robot 20 so as to compute the absorbing position of the palletizing robot 20 with respect to the parts 70 displayed as part.robot information BRJ by the instruction of an operator. The moving.positioning instruction FRn of the robot 20 between the classification head 5 and the pallet 10 is composed on the basis of the parts.robot information BRJ, sheet nesting information SNJ showing location state of the parts in the classification head and pallet nesting information PNJ showing location state of the parts on the pallet 10. By this structure, the time of machining and classification is made shortened without teaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Yamazaki Mazak Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Yamaoka, Katsumi Suzumura
  • Patent number: 6389644
    Abstract: A hinge adapter is described, providing a new construction for hanging a door in a door frame. The hinge adapter of the invention comprises two major components, the first being a hinge-to-door adapting member and the second being a hinge-to-jamb adapting member. These two adapting members each have at least two mortises for receiving a hinge plate. Preferably, these adapting members also each have a plurality of holes for use in attaching the respective adapter to either a door, or to a doorjamb. Attaching the two adapting members to the door and to the door jamb, with at least two hinges between them, allows the hanging of the door upon the doorjamb with the attachment of the door to the jamb being made over a larger area of the jamb and the door, than if the at least two hinges were attached directly to the door and the door jamb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Inventor: John R. Russo
  • Patent number: 6375053
    Abstract: This invention relates to a knapsack, such as a rucksack or satchel, supported on the two shoulders by a pair of shoulder straps. The upper part of each shoulder strap includes an elastic portion with limited elongation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Inventor: Walter Cecchinel
  • Patent number: 6368013
    Abstract: The invention concerns a joint, the ends of which (330) comprise means (333) which can be removably fitted into one another so that they can be mutually attached to or detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Pouyet, S.A.
    Inventor: Christophe Desard
  • Patent number: 6311966
    Abstract: A head support rest 29 is provided with machine bodies 21, 25 being movable and drivable in a horizontal direction, being free to go up and down. One or more absorption means aggregates 550 are provided with the head support rest 29, being free to move and position in a horizontal two-dimensional direction through a horizontal direction moving structure 33, 35, 36, 47, 49, 51 and 52. The absorption means aggregate 550 has a plurality of absorption means 55 provided such that absorption portions 57 are adjacent to one another. Absorption driving means 60, 62, 63, 65 are connected with each of absorption means 55. Then, a fine workpiece having complex shape can be also appropriately absorbed and carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Inventors: Akio Morishita, Ryoichi Furuhashi, Kazuyuki Toda, Akiyoshi Ochiai
  • Patent number: 6269214
    Abstract: An optical fiber organizer and a box for receiving it. The inlets for the optical cables project side-by-side in row abreast from the same short side of the box bottom. The organizer includes a pedestal which receives, in nested manner, stackable modules for holding cassettes. The pedestal is made of a plastics material and has an outside shape that is rounded. A transit empty space is provided before the pedestal for the purpose of passing the fibers, and a storage empty space is provided after the pedestal for the purpose of storing standby fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: Pouyet, S.A.
    Inventors: Thierry Naudin, Christophe Corbille, Hervé Brunet
  • Patent number: 6254420
    Abstract: A connection device is particularly suited for connection of the two strands of a telephone or computer-related line in a sub-distribution terminal block. The device includes an insulating base with a cavity formed therein in which I.D.C. contacts are secured for receiving the strands. Opposite each I.D.C. contact is secured a blade for cutting the scrap of wire. A pusher, comprising a master screw for movement and lateral slots for introduction of the wires, is telescopically associated with this base. The cutting blade is provided so that, after the cut, the free end of the cut wire is disengaged from this blade. The assembly further forms a reservoir of sealing gel, or other like product, which is virtually closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Pouyet, S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Letailleur, Pierre Bonvallat
  • Patent number: 6237200
    Abstract: A device useful forclipping a textile article, such as an article of clothing, or more particularly, a pair os socks. This device consists of a first part (2) fitted with a gripping device (4) located at one of its ends, a second part (3) fitted with a gripping device (5) located at one of its ends, and opposite to the first part, a third part (11) connecting the first and second parts, this third part (11) being flexible and elastic. The first part (2) and the second part (3) are mobile in relation to each other so that in the rest position, the gripping part (4) of the first part (2) and the gripping part (5) of the second part (3) engage with each other to achieve a pinching action on the woven or non-woven material, and so that in the active position, they disengage in such a manner as to release the woven or non-woven material. Application for the clipping, for example, of socks while in the wash or being dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Inventors: Alain Rodier, Duncan Barclay
  • Patent number: 6217967
    Abstract: This invention relates to a core for a snowboard, made by the adhesive bonding, side by side, of a plurality of longitudinal bands whose height is that of the core and whose width preferably does not exceed 25 millimeters, each of these bands being made of a material constituted either by wood, by a synthetic foam or by a fiber-reinforced synthetic foam, the overall percentage of each of these three materials in the core thus constituted depending on the type of snowboard that it is desired to produce with the aid of this core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Skis Rossignol, S.A.
    Inventor: Eric Bobrowicz
  • Patent number: 6210381
    Abstract: A splash-shield and related fluid delivery device is intended for medical irrigation or lavage of compromised areas of skin. The device includes a passage for fluid to exit into a bell. The passage exits into the bell closer to one edge of the bell, but is angled toward the other end of the bell, where there are bights defining drainage openings. The angled passage imparts a directional component to the fluid stream which, along with any available gravity drainage, encourages the irrigant to flow over the compromised area and out of the bell. The splash-shield is egg-shaped to cover a larger compromised area and to further enhance the distribution of irrigant. The rim of the bell is shaped to discourage unintended splashing of spent irrigant onto the administering personnel or the patient, while nonetheless allowing for efficient irrigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Morse
  • Patent number: 6198048
    Abstract: A device for mounting a cable in a cable protection sleeve that makes use of a disc (101;102). Among the disc's various structural features, the disc has a front face or surface, that is, one which is intended to face towards the outside of the sleeve. The front face of the disc includes at least one cable securing mechanism (140;141) which, in turn, includes a cable securing flange (141, 4, 4) enclosed in a housing (120; 20, 20; 20, 23, 20) formed on the front face of the disc. When the cable securing flange is received in the housing, a cable secured relative to the disc by the flange resists outwardly directed tensile forces, as well as torsion and bending moments applied to the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Pouyet, S.A.
    Inventors: Alain Juhel, Olivier Perdriau
  • Patent number: 6195039
    Abstract: A signalling device which is housed within a tubular container includes a mylar balloon; a pressurized, lighter-than-air gas source; and multiple beacon devices. The device signals its location and, as such, is useful in rescue or retrieval operations. A pressure vessel is connected to the balloon so that lighter-than-air gas contained within the pressure vessel can flow into the balloon. An RF transmitter, a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver unit and a strobe light, are also coupled to the balloon. A valve separates located in the pressure vessel separates the lighter-than-air gas from the balloon until opened either manually or automatically. The balloon is inflated by the lighter-than-air gas which expands the balloon causing it to break through the top of the container and rise. As the balloon rises, the RF transmitter, the GPS receiver and the strobe light activate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Inventor: Robert T. Glass, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6192288
    Abstract: The program memory 23 for storing the machining program MPR1 which instructs to carry the raw material workpiece 29 with the workpiece carrying robot 7 and to machine with the laser beam machine 3, and the classification program TPR1 which instructs to classify and carry the machined raw material workpiece to each classification rack 10, corresponding to each raw material workpiece, is provided. On the basis of the machining instruction from the input portion 17, the machining program MPR1 and the classification program TPR1 corresponding to the raw material workpiece, on which machining is instructed, are read out of the program memory 23. The machining portions 2, 3, 5 are instructed to machine on the basis of the read machining program, and the classification portions 9, 13, 15 are instructed to classify on the basis of the read classification program TPR1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Yamazaki Mazak Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 6168109
    Abstract: An applicator stores a boxer's hand wrap substantially without folds, creases, or wrinkles, all of which are especially severe if the hand wrap is relatively stiff with dried perspiration. By storing the hand wrap in a smooth, rolled configuration, it can be readily reapplied in a similarly smooth, non-wrinkled manner, as is optimal for boxing purposes. The applicator has a spool and outwardly extending spindles. The spool is non-rotatable relative to the spindle, permitting the wrap to be appropriately tensioned while it is being applied to the boxer's hand. The applicator has deodorant which permeates the wrap when it is stored on a receiving surface of the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: Balazs Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Laudenslager, Peter B. Pecsvaradi
  • Patent number: 6162088
    Abstract: The device includes channels into which sealing gel or grease can be injected from an orifice in the housing in the cavity which receives an electrical wire or plug. The channels are structured to reduce or avoid the formation of voids within the corresponding structure. A related method includes the step of injecting the sealing gel or grease via a channel and into a cavity which receives a line or wire therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: Pouyet, S.A.
    Inventors: Pierre Bonvallat, Xavier Fasce
  • Patent number: 6139193
    Abstract: The connecting device includes a drum (3) and two means (4) for securing wire bundles of the cables to be connected. Said securing means (4) are generally symmetrically positioned on either side of the drum (3), substantially coaxially therewith, and the drum (3) carries members for positioning the connection means at uniformly distributed locations adjacent its periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Pouyet, S.A.
    Inventor: Michel Dillat
  • Patent number: D432445
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Jess James Limited
    Inventor: Jess Canty