Patents Represented by Law Firm Sandler, Greenblum & Bernstein
  • Patent number: 5475458
    Abstract: An Albada finder has a negative objective lens and a positive eyepiece lens. A frame is formed inside the area of the object-side surface of the positive eyepiece lens and a partial reflection area is formed on the eyepiece-side surface of the negative objective lens. The partial reflection area reflects an image of the frame. The frame is formed to enclose a small area of the object-side surface of the eyepiece lens while the partial reflection area is formed to enclose a small area of the eyepiece-side surface of the objective lens. Substantially all of the remaining area of the eyepiece-side surface of the negative objective lens not enclosed by the partial reflection area fully transmits all light incident on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akihiro Arai
  • Patent number: 5474468
    Abstract: A connector comprises a plurality of forked terminals, an insulating housing, a flat cable and a slide member. The terminals are inserted into the housing from an opening disposed at one side of slit-shaped through-openings arranged in parallel with each other. The flat cable and the slide member are inserted into the housing from an opening disposed at the other side of the through-openings. A pressing portion projecting from a base plate portion of the slide member presses the flat cable against the terminals. The area of a contact portion of each terminal is great to secure the connection between conductors of the flat cable and the terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Chishima, Kazuhito Saka, Kenji Mizutani
  • Patent number: 5475604
    Abstract: To store tall loads on a pallet (P) supported by the pallet retaining shelves (R) of a shelf frame (3), irrespective of a pitch dimension between the pallet supporting shelf crosspieces (13), the pallet carry-in management system includes: a pallet presence/absence state management section (57) for managing pallet presence or absence status of the respective pallet retaining shelves (R); a vertically continuous vacant shelf management section (59) for managing a position and the number of stages of the vacant pallet retaining shelves (R) on which no pallets are carried-in vertically continuously, on the basis of management information transmitted by the pallet presence/absence state management section; and a maximum allowable load height calculating section (61) for calculating an maximum allowable height of loads to be mounted on the vacant pallet retaining shelves (R), on the basis of the position and number of stages of the vacant pallet retaining shelf information transmitted by the vertically continuous
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: Amada Metrecs Company, Limited
    Inventor: Eiji Nagamatsu
  • Patent number: 5475456
    Abstract: A zoom lens for a camera having a between-the-lens shutter includes a motor for moving the lens along an optical axis in forward and rearward directions. A switch is operable by an operator to control operation of the motor for moving the lens from an initial position on the axis to a final stationary position that establishes the focal length of the lens. Control apparatus is responsive to the setting of the switch for operating the motor such that movement of the lens from its initial position to its final position always ends after the lens travels to its final position in a predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keisuke Haraguchi, Shinsuke Kohmoto, Takeo Kobayashi, Shigeru Kondoh, Hideki Oukubo, Norio Numako
  • Patent number: 5475481
    Abstract: In an electrophotographic imaging apparatus, an imaging operation, to form an image on a continuous recording sheet, is executed. First, an unfixed toner image is transferred on the recording sheet, and fixed by a pair of fixing rollers, while the imaging operation is executed, the continuous sheet is fed. If all of the transferred images, i.e., unfixed images have been fixed, the fixing operation is stopped, and at least one of the fixing rollers is retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Nishikawa, Yoshimi Saito
  • Patent number: 5474492
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for cutting out and plugging the anal orifice of slaughtered animals in any slaughtering facility. The method comprises cutting out the rectum of the animal with a cylindrical cutter arranged around a centering mandrel and provided with side openings for immediately removing any waste matter that becomes stuck within the cutter, and injecting ground fat or a similar material into the anus with a pressurizing device controlled by automation equipment of the facility. The device is connected via a flexible duct to an inner channel in the centering mandrel for the tool for cutting out the rectum. The method and apparatus are suitable for use in any slaughtering facility, particularly high throughput abattoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Inventor: Georges Aubert
  • Patent number: 5474475
    Abstract: A construction for fixing a bus bar for miniature fuses to an electrical connection box, in which the miniature fuses attached to the electrical connection box in parallel with each other at a short interval are connected to the bus bar accommodated in the electrical connection box, comprising: tabs which project from a base portion of the bus bar in parallel with each other at the short interval so as to be connected to the miniature fuses, respectively; a pair of extension portions which extend from opposite ends of the base portion of the bus bar beyond positions for providing the tabs on the bus bar, respectively; a pair of engageable portions which are provided on the extension portions, respectively; and a pair of mating engageable portions which are engageable with the engageable portions, respectively and are provided on the electrical connection box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 5475457
    Abstract: A zoom lens having a plurality of movable lens groups, and an apparatus which is used to adjust the position of the rearmost lens group of the plurality of movable lens groups in the optical axis direction upon assembly of the zoom lens, so that a focal point of the zoom lens does not deviate upon zooming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hitoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 5475659
    Abstract: A recording/reproducing apparatus that is capable of recording an inputted audio signal onto a recording medium is provided. A controlling device is provided which is capable of remote-controlling at least a recording operation of the recording/reproducing apparatus. A microphone is provided on the controlling device for picking up sound waves and converting them into audio signals to be inputted into the recording/reproducing device, and at least one audio source is provided for generating an audio signal to be input into the recording/reproducing apparatus. A selection switch is further provided for selecting either the microphone or the audio source. The selection switch is provided on the controlling device, and a control circuit is utilized for controlling the apparatus to receive the audio signal from either one of the microphone and the audio source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Harumi Aoki
  • Patent number: 5471710
    Abstract: An apparatus for attaching working elements, such as carding elements, to a rotating fiber-opening roller, such as a licker-in, wherein the working element is attached on the axle boxes or retainers of the roller by means of an end cap at least partially encompassing the axle boxes or axle retainers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Robert Demuth, Beat Naef, Werner Hirschle, Lars Weisigk
  • Patent number: 5472322
    Abstract: Positive displacement vacuum pump is provided with a pump body, and a piston is positioned in the pump body with the piston being mounted for actuation by alternative linear movement. An elastic element biases the piston in a first direction, and a cam acts on a first end of the piston, with the cam being rotatably movable along an axis that is coaxial with the longitudinal axis of the piston to drive the piston in an alternating linear movement. A transverse bar is positioned between a first end of the piston and the cam, and the transverse bar is rotatably fixed but translationally guided in the direction of alternative linear movement of the piston. Additionally, the cam comprises a double surface to equally bias the transverse bar at two positions along the length of the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: Dubuis, Societe Anonyme
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Huet, Alain Courtois
  • Patent number: 5472793
    Abstract: A composite spray coating comprises an iron base material, a spray coating film applied thereon and a diffusion layer of aluminum or aluminum-zinc alloy, and is used for hot-dip galvanization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: Tocalo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Harada, Kazumi Tani, Yoshihumi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 5473153
    Abstract: A light intensity control circuit for an optical scanning device in which an intensity of a beam emitted by a laser diode, is modulated in accordance with an image signal. The image signal includes information about gradation levels of an image to be formed by the scanning device on a photoconductive surface. A first control circuit sets a first intensity value of the beam corresponding to a minimum gradation level of the image to be formed, and a second circuit sets a second intensity value of the beam corresponding to a maximum gradation level of the image to be formed. A driving circuit drives the laser diode such that the intensity of the beam is determined in accordance with the image signal and a difference between the first intensity value and the second intensity value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Araki, Satoshi Takami
  • Patent number: 5472128
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sucking a free end of an optical fiber includes a sucking nozzle. The sucking nozzle is positioned downstream of a capstan wheel around which the optical fiber is wound. The opening of the sucking nozzle is positioned within a range of movement of a path line of the free end of the optical fiber. The path line of the end of the optical fiber moves in accordance with the speed of travel of the optical fiber. The sucking nozzle is positioned perpendicular to a plane defined by the path line of movement of the end of the optical fiber and transverse to an axis of the capstan. Thus, the sucking nozzle is positioned to reliably suck a free end of the optical fiber for a broad range of speeds of the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuya Nagayama, Toshifumi Hosoya
  • Patent number: 5471858
    Abstract: The well-known Grob cold forming machine for carrying out the Grob method of impact roll-shaping utilizes rolling head carriers that move toward and away from the workpiece wherein each rolling head carrier is provided with rotatably driven rolling heads. Journalled in the rolling heads are impact formers or rollers which, during rotation of the rolling head, within their circle of rotation perform single forming steps on the workpiece which is mounted on a mandrel. In addition, each rolling head carrier carries a freely rotatably journalled pressure roll having an axis parallel to or angled relative to the mandrel axis, the pressure roll being located outside the rotational circle of the impact former. Via the use of pressure rolls, mainly axial shaping is achieved and thereafter, via the use of the impact former, mainly radial shaping is achieved in the same set-up and on the same mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: Ernst Grob AG
    Inventor: Daniel Deriaz
  • Patent number: 5473704
    Abstract: A character font combining apparatus having a memory storing data-compressed image data by dividing a digital original image data into a plurality of blocks and applying orthogonal conversion and encoding to the image data for every block. The image data read out from this memory is decoded by a decoding processing circuit, and the orthogonal conversion coefficient is obtained for every block. A plurality of character fonts are stored in the font ROM, and each character font is constituted by at least the orthogonal conversion coefficient of one block, respectively. One of the block of the orthogonal conversion coefficient decoded by the decoding processing circuit and the block of the orthogonal conversion coefficient read out from the font ROM is encoded by the Huffman encoding processing circuit and written as the encoded data in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuaki Abe
  • Patent number: 5470742
    Abstract: Enzymatic dehalogenation of undesirable nitrogen-free organohalogen compounds is carried out by adding bacteria to an aqueous composition comprising a nitrogen-free organohalogen compound and a nitrogen-containing cationic polymer. The enzymatic dehalogenation of the nitrogen-free organohalogen compound is achieved without any substantial effect upon the nitrogen-free organohalogen compound. The dehalogenation method may be carried out via continuous, batch, or semi-continuous processes NCIMB 40271, 40272, 40273 and 40274 were deposited on Apr. 2, 1990. NCIMB 40313 was deposited on Aug. 31, 1990 and NCIMB 40383 was deposited on Mar. 11, 1991.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan Bull, David J. Hardman, Brian M. Stubbs, Paul J. Sallis
  • Patent number: 5471266
    Abstract: A data recording apparatus in a camera including a data recording device for recording at least one item of data upon loading a film or commencing the photographing and data upon unloading the film or finishing the photographing, in an area of the film in which no picture is taken. A film feeding device is provided for feeding the film to a data recording position in which the data is recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Osamu Satou
  • Patent number: 5471276
    Abstract: A photometry system for a camera has a finder optical system for receiving light reflected by an object and for forming an image of the object on a finder field, the image corresponding to an image that is formed on a film surface. The photometry system also includes an indicator for projecting a predetermined image onto a predetermined area of the finder field: a photometric sensor that detects a brightness of the image formed on the finder field; and a controller which inhibits the indicator from projecting the predetermined image onto the finder field when the photometric sensor is detecting a brightness of a portion of the finder field which includes the predetermined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Isamu Hirai, Hideaki Tsuji
  • Patent number: 5470094
    Abstract: An improvement to known ski shock-absorption devices is constituted by an elongate beam having an arched portion of a length (LC) between a forward contact line and a rear contact line; the central portion including a binding mounting zone. The ski includes two transmitters located in the central portion and each on either side of the mounting zone. One of the ends of each transmitter is linked to the beam by a complete connection; the other end is connected by a partial connection, free in translation along a longitudinal direction, constituted of an elastic and/or visco-elastic element that resists the longitudinal displacement of the transmitter; the portion of length (l.sub.T1, l.sub.T2) of each transmitter between the two connections being left free, at least in translation, with respect to the beam; the ratio (l.sub.T1) of front transmitter over (l.sub.T2) of rear transmitter being comprised between 1.5 and 2.5 and (l.sub.T1 +l.sub.T2)/LC being comprised between 0.15 and 0.25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Commier, Axel Phelipon, Jacques Le Masson