Patents Represented by Law Firm Spencer, Kaye & Frank
  • Patent number: 4406988
    Abstract: In a circuit for processing a useful signal which varies in amplitude between positive and negative values about a zero value and contains information in the locations of its zero passages, which circuit includes: a zero passage detector having an input; a first capacitor connected in series between a source of the useful signal and the detector input; and components for coupling the useful signal with a first equalizing signal during the positive value intervals of the useful signal and with a second equalizing signal during the negative intervals of the useful signal, the coupling components include sources of the two equalizing signals, controllable switches connected to each source for selectively coupling the corresponding equalizing signal with the useful signal; and a control pulse generator means connected for applying to each said switch control pulses derived from the useful signal and having a timing such that each switch is closed for a predetermined period during its associated intervals of the u
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1983
    Assignee: Licentia Patent-Verwaltungs-GmbH
    Inventor: Werner Scholz
  • Patent number: 4406978
    Abstract: In a horizontal deflection circuit output transformer for a television receiver, which transformer includes a primary coil, a secondary coil inductively coupled to the primary coil, and a rectifier connected to the secondary coil and cooperating therewith to generate a high voltage for the picture tube, the secondary coil is divided into two partial windings and the rectifier is located physically between the partial windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1983
    Assignee: Licentia Patent-Verwaltungs-GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Goseberg, Alfred Pollak, Wolfgang Reichow
  • Patent number: 4404794
    Abstract: A compressed air turbo-generator comprising a turbo-compressor rotatingly driven by the exhaust gas of a turbo-reactor wherein the longitudinal axes of the turbo-reactor and of the turbo-compressor converge at a gas ejection angled manifold extending from the housing of fixed and rotary crowns of the compressor. The compressor is mounted under the turbo-reactor. The turbo-generator is particularly appropriate for use in providing a compressed air supply for the reaction blades of a rotary wing helicopter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1983
    Inventor: Charles Dechaux
  • Patent number: 4404711
    Abstract: A carding machine has a doffer, a web delivering assembly cooperating with the doffer, a calender unit arranged for receiving a fiber web discharged by the web delivering assembly. The calender unit includes a sliver trumpet and calender rolls. The calender unit is displaceable between an operative position in which the sliver trumpet is situated in the immediate vicinity of the web delivering assembly and an inoperative position in which the sliver trumpet is remote from the web delivering assembly. A start-up tray is movably supported underneath the doffer and the web delivering assembly. The start-up tray guides leading portions of the fiber web from the doffer to the web delivering assembly during start-up operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1983
    Assignee: Trutzschler GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jurgen Kluttermann
  • Patent number: 4405925
    Abstract: In a microwave transceiver including a dielectric antenna and a self-oscillating semiconductor mixer stage for both generating a microwave signal to be transmitted via the antenna and mixing that microwave signal with reflected microwave signal components received by the antenna, the mixer stage being composed of a nonlinear microwave diode connected to give the stage a negative impedance to permit oscillation and to effect mixing, and a half-wavelength disc-type resonator providing a resonant circuit for the oscillator and having the form of a stripline piece element composed of two strip conductors between which the microwave diode is electrically conductively connected, the antenna being disposed on one of the strip conductors, the resonator and antenna are constructed to be axially symmetrical and are positioned coaxially to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1983
    Assignee: Licentia Patent-Verwaltungs-GmbH
    Inventors: Kurt Lindner, Theodor Schutz
  • Patent number: 4403822
    Abstract: An electrical probe apparatus for facilitating the testing of printed circuit boards is constructed in a gas tight manner. This allows the printed circuit board to be held by suction without losing vacuum pressure through the probe. A silicon rubber sleeve serves as the vacuum seal, and its resilience urges the probe into firm contact with the circuit under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1983
    Assignee: Marconi Instruments Limited
    Inventor: John L. Smith
  • Patent number: 4403475
    Abstract: A wave energy absorber comprising a caisson mountable on the seaside surface of an existing breakwater or coastal embankment, which caisson has a water chamber with an open side and a rear wall facing the open side. The distance from the open side to the rear wall is longer than one quarter of a wavelength L.sub.c in the water chamber so as to generate a standing wave in the water chamber with a node of the standing wave at a distance L.sub.c /4 from the rear wall toward the open side. A wave-power turbine impeller is pivotally supported in the caisson at the node position, the impeller rotating in only one direction, whereby wave energy is absorbed by the impeller for further conversion into electric or thermal energy. The caisson itself can also be utilized as a breakwater or an embankment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1983
    Assignee: Muroran Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Hideo Kondo
  • Patent number: 4403563
    Abstract: An electric sewing machine driving apparatus includes a clutch coil of an electromagnetic clutch for transmitting a driving motor torque to a sewing machine, a brake coil of an electromagnetic brake for braking the sewing machine, a needle position signal generator for generating a signal indicative of a position where a needle of the sewing machine is to stop, a DC power supply for energizing the clutch coil and the brake coil, voltage generating means for generating a DC voltage higher than the supply voltage of the DC power supply and a capacitor disposed to be charged by the voltage generated by the voltage generating means, whereby an electric charge stored in the capacitor discharges through the brake coil in response to the needle position signal from the needle position signal generator, thereby improving the needle positioning accuracy of the sewing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1983
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nozomu Shinozaki, Shigeo Neki, Takashi Dohi