Patents Represented by Law Firm Sandler, Greenblum & Bernstein
  • Patent number: 5481980
    Abstract: Jettisonable sabot for a subcaliber projectile. In a jettisonable sabot for a subcaliber projectile, which is fired from a weapon barrel having helical grooves, there is a risk that individual segments of a sabot body, strike the projectile body with their edges during the separation from the projectile body, with these impacts against the projectile body impairing the impact accuracy. In order to avoid these impacts, the parting planes or slots between the individual segments of the sabot body are not arranged radially, as in the past, but rather parallel with radial planes with a specified distance (d) corresponding to at least half of the radius (R) of the projectile body, with the slits between the segments of the sabot jacket preferably being arranged parallel to radial planes with a specified distance (d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Assignee: Oerlikon-Contraves Pyrotec AG
    Inventors: Walter Engel, Rudolf Rossmann, Anton Ernst
  • Patent number: 5483384
    Abstract: A lens accessory attaching mechanism is provided to attach a lens accessory to a lens barrel. The lens attaching mechanism has four pairs of first and second rollers attached to the proximal end portion of the lens accessory into which the distal end of the lens barrel is inserted. The first and second rollers are equiangularly spaced in the circumferential direction of the lens accessory and are movable in a radial direction thereof. A ring spring arranged around all of the first and second rollers urges the rollers radially inwardly. An outer flange portion formed on the outer periphery of the lens barrel abuts the first and second rollers to restrict the movement of the lens accessory in the axial direction of the lens barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Morio Takizawa, Atsushi Matsuda, Tetsuo Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 5482664
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing a spectacle frame component composed of a fiber-reinforced, synthetic resin includes filling a core of a single tubular braid woven from long reinforcing fibers with an inert filling material, exteriorly impregnating the filled tubular braid with a synthetic resin comprising a bisphenol epoxy comprising first aliphatic amine hardening agent and a second aromatic diamine hardening agent, or a single aliphatic amine hardening agent, shaping and stabilizing a cross-section of the epoxy impregnated tubular braid, and shaping the stabilized cross-section epoxy impregnated tubular braid into a three dimensional form and hardening in the three dimensional form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Assignee: L'Amy S.A.
    Inventors: Marc Lamy, Jean-Philippe Caspar
  • Patent number: 5480223
    Abstract: A fluid pressure control device comprising: an inlet valve which is provided in a supply path for connecting a fluid pressure apparatus and a fluid pressure source and is opened so as to increase fluid pressure of the fluid pressure apparatus; and an outlet valve which is provided in a discharge path for discharging working fluid from the fluid pressure apparatus and is opened so as to reduce the fluid pressure of the fluid pressure apparatus; wherein the inlet valve is formed by a solenoid selector valve effecting only a fully open operation and a fully closed operation; wherein the outlet valve is formed by a flow control valve in which one-to-one correspondence exists between quantity of drive current applied thereto and flow rate of the working fluid flowing therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Hashida, Masato Yoshino
  • Patent number: 5480608
    Abstract: A ferritic stainless steel having excellent oxidation resistance, toughness and hot workability contains 0.001-0.20% of at least one of Ca, Mg and Ba as an amount of [Ca]+[Mg]+1/5[Ba], and La: 0.06-0.5% and Ce: 0.002-0.050% in addition to C, Si, Mn, Ni, Cr, Al, Ti and N as a main component provided that these components satisfy relations of the following equations (1)-(3):[S].ltoreq.[Ca]+[Mg]+1/5[Ba] (1)[La]/[Ce].gtoreq.5 (2)Ti.gtoreq.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Assignee: Nippon Yakin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaomi Tsuda, Yoshito Fujiwara, Yuji Ikegami, Masao Sato, Hiroyuki Fujii
  • Patent number: 5481361
    Abstract: Two or three-dimensional position coordinates of a plurality of objects are measured without contact by installing at least one set of light emitting and receiving optical systems on opposite sides of the plurality of objects. During measurement, the light emitting optical system emits a laser beam towards the plurality of objects from a plurality of different directions, and light boundaries generated by the plurality of objects are detected by the light receiving optical system. A computer and a processor are provided to compute two or three-dimensional position coordinates of and distances between centers of the plurality of objects from outputs of the light receiving optical system. Where three-dimensional position coordinates of the plurality of objects are required, one of the object and the light emitting and receiving optical systems is moved vertically relative to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Yumiki, Hironori Honsho
  • Patent number: 5477593
    Abstract: The locking device is of the type acting for at least one lace, especially including a pusher defining the axis of rotation of a blocking member, also including a hollow body of which a cavity defines, on the one hand, at least a path for passage of each strand of the lace, and on the other hand, a housing for the locking member, the locking member being of a circular shape and rotationally free about the translationally mobile axis. The device operates by cooperation of the locking member with each path for locking each strand of the lace by wedging, such that the locking member is elastically biased in a locking direction of the strand(s) of lace by action on its axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventor: Patrick Leick
  • Patent number: 5477942
    Abstract: An electronic push button assembly, used as a call and signal generator in elevator controls and installed, via rear surface attachment, in a service control station or indicator board at floor stops and in elevator cars, consists of a push button guide, a carrier plate, an optical acknowledgement device and an electronic portion, wherein the mechanical portion of the push button assembly includes a plunger element, guided and limited for movement by an illuminated ring plate which, through an elastic pressure cap, pressure activates a pressure sensitive resistance FSR when the push button assembly is activated, with the change in resistance of the FSR, resulting from the mechanical pressure, produces a potential change within a voltage divider whereby, via a trigger/preamplifier, a switching transistor is activated and in turn switches on a corresponding load, a potential separation being utilized by the load, via a contact, to complete the acceptance switching circuit, with the basic mechanical construction
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Timothy S. Shea, Surjit S. Sandhu
  • Patent number: 5479242
    Abstract: A fan system, for an electrophotographic apparatus, is provided to simultaneously induce air flow over or through at least two components of the electrophotographic apparatus. The components may include an image forming device and an image fixing device. The fan system, which may include a fan for generating an upstream air flow and a downstream air flow, may be arranged such that a first component is disposed in the upstream air flow and a second component is disposed in the downstream air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsutomu Sato, Tomoyuki Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 5478249
    Abstract: Electrical connection device comprising two connection elements of which one is mobile, and which are arranged to be capable of mutually coupling and uncoupling by rotation of the mobile element in the other element and to connect or reciprocally separate the opposing contacts with which they are provided. The mobile element is a coupler socket and the other element a connector outlet. The outlet is provided with a protective element which covers the contacts of the outlet when at rest, and which is rotationally mounted therein so as to be capable of being rotationally driven by the coupler socket during coupling. The protective element comprises two flaps which can slide with respect to one another and which are each provided with at least as many openings as there are contacts in the outlet and which are arranged in the same manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: Societe d'Exploitation des Procedes Marechal (SEPM), S.A.
    Inventor: Joseph Crestin
  • Patent number: 5478301
    Abstract: To watch the condition of tools mounted on a turret punch press and an automatic tool changing unit, a control device performs a simulation of a punch processing on the basis of an NC program for the turret punch press. On the basis of the simulation, the control device calculate the number of times for which each tool mounted on the punch press performs punchings in the workpiece during the punch processing. From the number of times, the control device determine the abrasion loss of the tools mounted on the punch press and the automatic tool changing unit. The control device is also adapted to store a length by which a tool is shortened by a grinding processing to be made in a tool to sharpen the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: Amada Engineering and Service Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Yutaka Takahashi
  • Patent number: 5477954
    Abstract: Handrail turn around for escalators and moving walks. In this handrail turn around, rolling element bearings, press fitted on axle bolts can be assembled more economically in that lateral flanges of the reversing band are stamped so as to form nearly semicircular cutouts into which the axle bolts, with their press fitted rolling element bearings, can be snapped, with the cutouts having a narrow portion that is narrower than the diameter of the associated axle bolts, with a central flange on the axle bolt serving as an abutment for the rolling element bearings wherein each two of the opposed bent flanges are preloaded so that the axle bolts can readily be clamped, whereinafter after the insertion of the axle bolts, the reversing band is bent into its operative shape, with the handrail guide section also serving as a cover for the handrail turn around.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Wilfried Greutter, Gerhard Kleewein, Dietrich Kuen
  • Patent number: 5479296
    Abstract: An optical system of an optical information recording/reproducing apparatus including a light source for emitting a generally parallel luminous flux; an objective optical system for converging the luminous flux emitted from said light source portion a medium; a beam splitter for splitting the luminous flux reflected by said medium from a light path directed to the light source portion and guiding the same to a light receiving system; a chromatic aberration correcting element having almost no power disposed between said objective lens and said beam splitter and adapted to correct a chromatic aberration of said objective lens; and means for independently actuating said objective lens at least in an optical axis direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichi Maruyana, Makoto Iwaki
  • Patent number: 5477518
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing data is disclosed, which has a storage medium support frame for supporting storage medium carrying members of similar configuration. The size of the storage medium support frame can be changed (i.e., adjusted) to accommodate an arbitrary number of storage medium carrying members. In one embodiment, the storage medium carrying member may be in the form of a rewritable optical disk or another type of optical storage platter. The storage medium support frame comprises a plurality of disk units which may be coupled to each other, each disk unit having a disk support structure for supporting at least one platter. The disk units are provided with mechanisms for detachably connecting, and thereby stacking, a variable number of disk units together to form the storage medium support frame. As the disk units are stacked, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: Southwestern Bell Technology Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: David M. Hiatt
  • Patent number: 5476695
    Abstract: A sparking plug cap for internal combustion engines which is made of a resin selected from the group consisting of an alloy of polyphenylene sulfide and polyphenylene oxide, polyarylate, polyether imide and a liquid crystalline polymer, which sparking plug cap is excellent in insulation durability at a high temperature, particularly under a high humidity or in the presence of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mika Okada, Noriya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 5477389
    Abstract: A fast ultra-wide angle lens system is provided which includes a front lens group having a negative power, a diaphragm, and a rear lens group having a positive power, arranged in this order from a side of an object to be photographed. The lens system satisfies the following conditions:-0.5<f/f.sub.F <-0.2; (1)7.0<.SIGMA.d.sub.F+S /f<12.0; and (2)5.0<.SIGMA.d.sub.R /f<10.0, (3)wherein f represents a focal length of the entire lens system, f.sub.F represents a focal length of the front lens group, .SIGMA.d.sub.F+S represents a sum of the length of the front lens group and a distance between the front lens group and the rear lens group, and .SIGMA.d.sub.R represents a length of the rear lens group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignees: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Asahi Seimitsu Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Ito, Yasuyuki Sugano
  • Patent number: 5477007
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a twisted conductor in which better use is made of the material and at the same time the structural dimensions are reduced. The partial conductor has a sharp bend so that the two partial conductor stacks are mutually parallel and leave a space between them. An intermediate piece is fitted in this space in the region of the bend. Thus there is a cooling channel in the twisted conductor for the radial flow of coolant. To ensure that the partial conductor bunch forms a coherent twisted conductor there is a casing in the region of the bend. This casing is a glass-cloth binding pre-impregnated with epoxy resin in the B state. Because of the improved filling factor, the structural height of the transformer can be reduced, resulting in the elimination of the paper insulation itself and the longitudinal intermediate pressboard layer. Moreover, the intermediate pieces can be thinner since there is no longer any need to allow for the expansion of the paper in the spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: ASTA Elektrodraht GmbH
    Inventor: Kurt Jagersberger
  • Patent number: 5477293
    Abstract: A camera having upper and lower guide rails for guiding a film and a photographing aperture provided between the upper and lower guide rails which defines an image area. A film cartridge compartment and film spool compartment are provided on opposite sides of the photographing aperture, and a mechanism for varying a size of the image area between a large size defined by The photographing aperture and a small size. The camera further includes a first element on which the guide rails and photographing aperture are located, and a second element on which the film cartridge compartment, the film spool compartment and an opening at least as large as the photographing aperture are located. The image area size varying mechanism is provided on the first or second element. The first and second element are secured to each other with the image area size varying mechanism positioned therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: ASAHI Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazunori Osakabe
  • Patent number: 5477386
    Abstract: An optical system of an optical disc apparatus is disclosed for converging and projecting a bundle of rays emitted from a light source onto an optical disc. The optical system includes a collimating lens which collimates the bundle of rays emitted from the light source, two anamorphic prisms for shaping the cross section of the collimated bundle of rays transmitted through the collimating lens, and an objective lens which converges the bundle of rays shaped by the anamorphic prisms onto the optical disc. At least one of the anamorphic prisms is detachably mounted to an immovable body portion of the optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Isao Okuda, Suguru Takishima, Masahiro Oono, Koichi Maruyama, Masato Noguchi
  • Patent number: D365129
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Guibaud, Mike Peters, Franck Dumontier, Koichi Yamawaki