Patents Represented by Attorney Robert Scobey
  • Patent number: 4492151
    Abstract: The operative within a work cab is protected from a polluted atmosphere by provision on the cab of an air pressurizer/conditioner which comprises an air treatment unit and a turbo-fan assembly. The air treatment unit (12) takes the general form of a parallelepipedic box having on one of its front faces a suction orifice 10a extending over the greater part of this face to allow access to the front face of the coarse filter element (15) and to the front face of the fine filter element (16), these said faces being attached mechanically and without a leak to an intermediate leak-proof frame. The turbo-fan assembly (19) is located inside the box downstream of the filter elements (15, 16 and 17) so that the air passes through the said filter elements as a result of suction and is delivered purified into the working cab (11) through a diffuser (24). A pressurizer is provided with a pressurization monitoring device and a toxicity detector (32) for the air forced into the cab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1985
    Inventor: Eliane Mattei
  • Patent number: 4491891
    Abstract: A tape guide for a magnetic tape cartridge and a method of manufacturing same is disclosed. The guide is of synthetic resin and provided with many minute protrusions on its tape-guiding surface to greatly reduce the area of contact between the tape guide and the magnetic tape guided thereby. The protrusions may by produced by utilizing synthetic resin material of a molding contraction ratio of about 0.8% or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1985
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventor: Haruo Shiba
  • Patent number: 4482251
    Abstract: A clinical analyzer that is microprocessor controlled is disclosed. A shuttle carries a plurality of cuvettes containing liquids to be spectrophotometrically analyzed by a single beam spectrophotometer. The shuttle moves the cuvettes past the spectrophotometer in a plurality of cycles to complete a given test. At the beginning of a test, spectrophotometer lamp energization is controlled to achieve a predetermined spectrophotometer output for a reference filter. The remaining filters are then positioned one-by-one, and amplifier gain is adjusted to achieve optimum spectrophotometer output for each filter. The gain associated with each filter is stored by the microprocessor, and thereafter during the test, when each filter is used, the stored gain associated with that microprocessor is utilized in the amplifier circuitry. Additionally, at the beginning of each cycle of shuttle movement, an air calibration reading is taken, to be used by the microprocessor in determining absorbance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1984
    Assignee: Electro-Nucleonics, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Saylor
  • Patent number: 4482119
    Abstract: A support for a table top that is positioned upon a pedestal, to prevent tilting of the table top. A pin-holding plate, secured to the underside of the table top, includes a plurality of pins attached thereto which extend downwardly and which are slidably positioned within corresponding sleeves held by a plate positioned within a recess in the top of a pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1984
    Assignee: Knoll International, Inc.
    Inventors: Hyman L. Zelkowitz, Jeffrey D. Crawford, Lucia Mercer
  • Patent number: 4477686
    Abstract: A thermoelectric element wherein connecting members for effecting electrical connection and mechanical engagement are attached securely to the cold-end portion of a thermoelectric elemental body consisting of a p-type semiconductor and an n-type semiconductor joined with each other to form a pn junction therebetween. A support member surrounds the end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1984
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Nakajima, Makoto Suzuki
  • Patent number: 4476168
    Abstract: An artificial-flower-forming ribbon having an overlapped pair of strips and strings placed longitudinally in the middle of strips and therebetween. One end of the string is joined to those of the strips, and both strips are adhered to each other at a plurality of line areas spaced apart in the longitudinal direction of the strips so as to permit relative movements of the strips and the strings. The line areas are inclined with respect to the widthwise direction of the strips, the inclinations being alternately reverse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1984
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Aoyama
    Inventor: Ryuji Aoyama
  • Patent number: 4475382
    Abstract: Oil mist detecting apparatus comprises a measuring chamber which receives air, and oil mist if present, from an engine compartment. The apparatus includes a radiation source which emits light into the measuring chamber, and the radiation sensor which is so disposed as to receive light scattered by oil mist in the chamber. A second radiation source is preferably provided for testing purposes, the second source being arranged to emit radiation directly to the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1984
    Assignee: Frank & Ockrent Limited
    Inventor: Peter Frank
  • Patent number: 4472693
    Abstract: A noise filter and terminal structure therefor are disclosed. An insulator case composed of a case main body and a cap are utilized, with the case main body including coil fixing projections and capacitor position restricting ribs. A plurality of metallic terminals provide electrical connections to the electrical components within the insulator case and extend out of that case between adjacent edges of the case main body and cap. The metallic terminals are generally flat, with a generally U-shaped bent portion and a connection part extending from the bent portion. The bent portion is fitted into a corresponding concave part in the case main body. The connection part includes hook-shaped projections adapted to hold a wire, and the projections of all terminals are at generally the same level to facilitate automatic soldering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1984
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Uemura, Akira Nakamura, Tadaharu Akino, Hitoshi Okuyama, Matuo Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 4470788
    Abstract: A screw-extruder for shaped food pastes such as spaghetti is removably mounted on a base containing a prime mover. To ensure the safety of the assembly an activator is associated with the cylinder housing the screw and can only actuate a switch in the base when the cylinder is correctly positioned. The actuator may take the form of a manually operable pushbutton on the cylinder, or a lever acted on by the cylinder and acting as a mechanical interlock with a pushbutton and permitting its operation only when predetermined conditions are satisfied. In each case the pushbutton will only act to permit operation of the motor when it is properly positioned relative to a switch in the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1984
    Assignee: Robot-Coupe, S.A.
    Inventor: Marcel E. Coggiola
  • Patent number: 4468151
    Abstract: An assembly for damping sea waves that constitutes a floating breakwater for protecting a sea wall. A plurality of vertical pilings extend into the sea bed and are spaced apart from each other and extend parallel to the sea wall. Automobile tires are positioned about the pilings and are supported by a platform made of struts on opposite sides of the pilings that extend parallel to the sea wall, with transverse stringers maintaining the struts in parallel and spaced relationship and also free to move vertically with respect to the pilings. The combined buoyancy of the tires and platform is such that the top surfaces of the tires are positioned substantially at the surface of the sea. A support beam structure is attached to the pilings generally along the tops thereof and interconnects the pilings, together with rigid tieback members that connect the pilings to the sea wall, all to aid in maintaining the pilings in vertical and spaced-apart relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1984
    Inventor: R. Patterson Warlick
  • Patent number: 4467587
    Abstract: Prefabricated concrete component to be employed in the construction of walls poured in the ground. It has a sheet (2) of impermeable material that at least partly covers the excavation side (6) of the wall, which is to be left uncovered after the wall has been poured, that has at least one face that forms the excavation-side face of the panel while the other side has projections (3) cast into the concrete (1) that makes up the panel, and that can be attached impermeably to the sheet on an adjacent panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1984
    Assignee: Soletanche
    Inventor: Jean-Daniel Montagnan
  • Patent number: 4465534
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for upholstering a rigid chair shell is disclosed. A continuous, generally C-shaped track is utilized about the peripheral edge of the shell, opening rearwardly thereof to receive a retaining element attached about the peripheral edge of the covering material. The retaining element is constructed from a strip of tubular flexible material with an integral flap member circumferentially overlying at least part of the tubular strip and accepting the track edge therebetween. The inside surface of the outer end of the flap member is attached to the inside surface of the edge of the cover or fabric and, after suitable cushioning is attached to the front surface of the shell, the covering is placed over the cushioning and rolled about the retaining element which is snapped into the C-shaped track around the periphery of the shell to hold the covering thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1984
    Assignee: Knoll International, Inc.
    Inventor: Hyman L. Zelkowitz
  • Patent number: D275052
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1984
    Assignee: Knoll International, Inc.
    Inventor: William I. Stephens
  • Patent number: D275053
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1984
    Assignee: Knoll International, Inc.
    Inventor: William I. Stephens
  • Patent number: D275225
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1984
    Assignee: Electro-Nucleonics, Inc.
    Inventor: Manfred Hegemann
  • Patent number: D275242
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1984
    Assignee: Knoll International, Inc.
    Inventor: William I. Stephens
  • Patent number: D276385
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1984
    Assignee: Knoll International, Inc.
    Inventor: William I. Stephens
  • Patent number: D276674
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1984
    Assignee: Knoll International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Gwathmey, Robert Siegel
  • Patent number: D277152
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1985
    Assignee: Knoll International, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce R. Hannah
  • Patent number: D277153
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1985
    Assignee: Knoll International, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce R. Hannah