Patents Represented by Law Firm Samuels, Gauthier, Stevens & Kehoe
  • Patent number: 5042711
    Abstract: A multi-gauge composite metal strip is produced from a plurality of individual metal strips of different thicknesses. The individual strips are heated, passed through an oxide reducing atmosphere and are then directed between a pair of work rolls with their adjacent edges arranged in a mutually overlapping relationship. The rolling action effects a reduction in the thickness of each strip while simultaneously effecting solid phase bonding of their overlapping edges. The resulting composite multi-gauge strip is subjected to tensile stresses which exceed the yield strength of the strip materials at the time and in the condition at which the composite strip exits from between the work rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Assignee: Polymetallurgical Corporation
    Inventors: Armenag Iskenderian, Roderick L. Dair, Paul A. Dion
  • Patent number: 4935261
    Abstract: A method of optically controlling the volume of adhesive extruded from an orifice. A camera continuously monitors the adhesive discharged from the orifice; this adhesive is not applied to the target area until its volume is within preestablished limits. When the volume of adhesive is visually determined to be acceptable it is then applied to the target area. The camera is used again, to confirm the proper amount of adhesive has been applied to the target area by measuring the volume of adhesive remaining on the orifice after contacting the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: Micro Robotics Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Nilendu Srivastava, Fei-Jain Wu, Michael J. Chalsen, Leslie Scenna
  • Patent number: 4917023
    Abstract: A two zone pyrolysis unit having a first drying zone and a second pyrolysis zone is provided for detoxifying heavy metals contained in sludges, soils and similar materials. A condenser and an afterburner are in flow communication with the first and second zones respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Inventor: Bradford H. Jones
  • Patent number: 4910987
    Abstract: In a rolling mill, for use in combination with a rotatable shaft protruding from a housing, with a work roll mounted on the shaft for rotation therewith exteriorly of the housing, a seal assembly is disclosed for establishing a seal between the shaft and the housing. The seal assembly comprises a circular flinger mounted on the shaft for rotation therewith at a location interposed axially between the work roll and the housing. The flinger has an annular contact surface extending radially from the roll shaft and facing toward the housing. A seal end plate is fixed to the housing and carries a seal holder which has a circular groove facing toward the contact surface. A resilient seal has a circular base received in the circular groove and a pair of flanges extending from the seal holder to terminate at radially spaced edges in sealing contact with the contact surface along inner and outer radially spaced circular lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Assignee: Morgan Construction Company
    Inventor: Harold E. Woodrow
  • Patent number: 4907365
    Abstract: An electrocuting grid for an electronic insect trap, wherein first and second circular electrically conductive carrier members are arranged concentrically in an axially spaced relationship to define a cylindrical zone therebetween. First and second electrodes respectively extend laterally from the first and second carrier members into the cylindrical zone. The first and second electrodes are arranged circumferentially in a mutually spaced alternating sequence, with their ends spaced respectively from the second and first carrier members. Dielectric strand material interconnects the first and second electrodes. The invention also encompasses a method for fabricating the electrocuting grid which includes a plurality of steps performed on a strip of electrically conductive sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1990
    Assignee: Armatron International, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Conigliaro, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4907779
    Abstract: A valve device has a multi-part housing containing a servo-valve with a stem which is axially displaced to operate the valve and an electromagnet with a rod-like armature which is axially displaced when the electromagnet is energized. A pivotable lever translates the axial movement of the armature to the stem. For adjustment purpose, an adjustment member is in screw-threaded engagement with the lever remote from the stem. The armature is locked for rotation with the adjustment member. A regulator at the opposite end of the armature to the lever and accessible from the exterior serves to enable the armature to be partially rotated for effecting the adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1990
    Assignee: Gewerkschaft Eisenhutte Westfalia GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Dettmers
  • Patent number: 4906335
    Abstract: An apparatus for doctoring a cylindrical rotating surface, comprising a doctor back mounted for rotation about a first axis, and a blade carrier assembly mounted on the doctor back for rotation about a second parallel axis. A doctor blade is removably supported by the blade carrier assembly and is loaded against the rotating surface by a force applied to rotate the doctor back about the first axis. A liquid filled flexible walled tube extends along the second axis between the doctor back and the blade carrier assembly. The blade angle is adjusted by expanding and contracting the liquid filled tube to rotate the blade carrier about the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: Thermo Electron Web System, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald F. Goodnow, Robert A. Reid, Robert Austin
  • Patent number: 4906143
    Abstract: An electro-hydraulic control system has a valve unit allocated to a roof support (support shield, support trestle or the like) and equipped with electromagnetic valves. The unit is controlled by a control unit via a cable which includes two current supply leads serving as a common current supply for all the electromagnetic valves and at least one data bus through which an actuator connected with the valve unit is actuated from a microprocessor of the control unit. The actuator itself consists preferably of a shift register through which all the electromagnetic valves can be actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: Gewerkschaft Eisenhutte Westfalia GmbH
    Inventors: Willy Kussel, Johannes Konig, Martin Reuter
  • Patent number: 4899926
    Abstract: A two way mailer is formed from a single blank of sheet material, and has separably interconnected forwarding and return envelopes sharing a common rear panel. The return envelope is separable from the forwarding envelope along perforated lines located exclusively or substantially exclusively outside of the front panel of the forwarding envelope. Vulnerable segments of the perforated lines are securely overlapped by the front closure flap of the forwarding envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Sheppard Envelope Company
    Inventor: Lincoln B. Spaulding
  • Patent number: 4900042
    Abstract: In a fluid sealing structure having an annular sealing member and a backup ring which supports the annular sealing member, for sealing a fluid charged in a working chamber formed by two relatively rotatable members, the backup ring is formed with at least one communication cavity for discharging fluid, charged from outside to between the sealing member and the backup ring when pressure within the working chamber drops, after pressure within the working chamber rises, so that the sealing member is not deformed into damage due to expansion of the charged fluid at high temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Tochigifujisangyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshinobu Genda
  • Patent number: 4899859
    Abstract: To incorporate a viscous coupling type power transmission apparatus for a four-wheel driven automotive vehicle with an antiskid braking system, viscous torque transmission from a first rotary transmission shaft (coupled to the front wheel shaft) to a second rotary transmission shaft (coupled to the rear wheel shaft) is intermitted by a clutch mechanism provided for the power transmission apparatus whenever a foot brake is applied. That is, when a foot brake pressure is applied to the brake member of the power transmission apparatus, the clutch mechanism is disengaged via a cam ring to decouple the first rotary transmission shaft from the second rotary transmission shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Tochigifujisangyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masao Teraoka
  • Patent number: 4899856
    Abstract: A free wheel hub apparatus comprises a drive gear engaged with a drive shaft and having a gear portion on the outer circumferential face thereof; a housing disposed outside the drive gear and fixed to a wheel hub and having a gear portion on the inner circumferential face thereof; a slide gear engaged with the gear portions of the housing and the drive gear and movable in the axial direction; a drive device for moving the slide gear in the axial direction to engage and disengage the gear portions from each other; and a controller for controlling the operation of the drive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Tochigifujisangyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Sakuo Kurihara
  • Patent number: 4898479
    Abstract: In a bearing assembly for a roll neck in a rolling mill, an inner seal ring is mounted with an interference fit as by shrink fitting, on an end portion of an inner bearing component, e.g., the sleeve of an oil film bearing or the inner race of a roller bearing. The end portion of the inner bearing component is suitably dimensioned and configured to deflect radially inwardly under the influence of hoop stresses developed as a result of the aforesaid interference fit, thereby causing the inner seal ring to be inclined towards the roll end face. The end portion of the inner bearing component has an outer diameter which is larger than the outer diameter of the remainder of the inner bearing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Assignee: Morgan Construction Company
    Inventor: Thomas E. Simmons
  • Patent number: 4896153
    Abstract: System to control and temporarily adapt semaphoric regulation, consisting of one first receiving radioelectric equipment (F), equipped with nondirectional aerial, and provided, on roads, buildings, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Assignee: CO.FI.GE. Compagnia Fiduciaria Genovese S.P.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Pastorino
  • Patent number: 4895556
    Abstract: Seals are formed in bags made from a flexible web. The sealing element is a heated wire. The thermal conductivity of the wire is selected in reference to the melt and tack characteristics of the film being sealed such that when the film is placed in heat-exchange relationship with the wire, the film is sealed. Futher, at least a portion of the film travels on the sealing element. The resistance across the sealing element remains constant during sealing and while the web travels sequentially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Assignee: Katana Corp.
    Inventor: Harold A. Jensen
  • Patent number: 4893810
    Abstract: A quick release collar for a weight lifting barbell includes a collar body, an axially movable sleeve and a plurality of radially movable balls which are cammed into frictional engagement with the bar. A tension ring rigidly attached to the sleeve has a tapered inner surface portion which controls the radial positions of the movable balls. A coil spring biases the sleeve and tension ring toward a locked position in which the movable balls securely engage the bar. The collar is easily unlocked with one hand so that it can be slipped off the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Inventor: Scott H. Lee
  • Patent number: 4892275
    Abstract: A trap bracket assembly for use in a cable television system, wherein multiple trap shields are held in a mutually fixed parallel relationship and suspended from a support cable carrying the coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Assoc. Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Szegda
  • Patent number: 4889035
    Abstract: A fluid pressure oscillator is provided with a cylinder containing a piston assembly. Fluid actuated reciprocation of the piston assembly is controlled by a valve mounted externally of the cylinder. The valve is alternately shifted between "advance" and "retract" settings by a reciprocating actuating rod removably received in the cylinder. A magnet on the piston assembly cooperates with magnetic elements on the actuating rod to automatically reciprocate the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Assignee: Thermo Electron Web Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald F. Goodnow
  • Patent number: 4888891
    Abstract: The invention relates to a track maintenance vehicle having a levelling attachment secured to a transverse carrier member at its rear. The levelling attachment faces downwards and is at least partially flexible. For achieving satisfactory levelling of relatively loose snow as well as of encrusted or compacted snow, the levelling attachment comprises a leading portion of triangular cross-sectional shape secured to the transverse carrier member along a first triangle side. The second triangle side of this portion is formed as a rigid compaction surface extending downwards and rearwards from the transverse carrier member. Connected to a rear portion of the compaction surface is a plate-shaped flexible portion extending substantially parallel to the second triangle side in the relaxed state, and in a substantially horizontal direction when under load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Assignee: Kassbohrer of North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter Haug
  • Patent number: D306248
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: Parker Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Edward D. Levy, Edward H. Meisner, Michael P. Ballone, Carson E. Ahlman