Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Tilton Fallon Lungmus
  • Patent number: 5920134
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a dc motor, in particular a micro dc motor, comprising a shaft and a collector element arranged on said shaft and consisting of a collector plate and a collector which projects from said collector plate beyond the shaft end, the collector element being extended beyond the collector so as to form a shaft section on the side facing away from the collector plate, said shaft section being adapted to have attached thereto an additional component part. In accordance with a preferred embodiment, the dc motor is provided with an incremental angle-position encoder comprising an encoder element, the encoder element being fixedly attached to the collector element, which is extended so as to form a shaft section, and constituting the additional component part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Interelectric AG
    Inventors: Jurgen Mayer, Arnold Teimel
  • Patent number: 5904065
    Abstract: A fully enclosed cam-actuated drive device for providing both lift and translational movements, incorporating protection against damage in either horizontal or vertical overload situations, achieved by providing optional spring protection along the vertical and/or horizontal axes, a roller gear cam for lift motion, a barrel cam for translational motion, translation guide rods, a translational carriage assembly slidably received on the translation guide rods, an input drive shaft, and vertical lift rods. The device may be configured as a walking beam device to impart a U-shaped output motion, or alternatively a closed box-shaped motion, as desired. A split carriage assembly reduces backlash of the device and a sliding dust cover prevents foreign objects from entering the drivers cam-actuated internal operating structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Frank H. Koller, Don G. Sandrock
  • Patent number: 5902260
    Abstract: A thin film wound dressing is disclosed in which a thin, transparent, vapor-transmitting elastomeric film is coated along its underside with a suitable pressure-sensitive adhesive for securing the dressing to a patient's skin. Prior to use, the adhesive layer is protected by a removable release liner. The opposite (upper) surface of the film has a foraminous backing layer of flexible and stretchable material secured (preferably removably) thereto. The stretchable backing layer has a multiplicity of wide openings or foramina separated from each other by foam strip portions, and at least some of the strip portions preferably terminate in free ends along a peripheral edge of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas H. Gilman, Eric D. Ellingson
  • Patent number: 5902839
    Abstract: Orthopedic bone cements of low porosity, prepared by mixing together at least two liquid components under conditions that allow only minimal exposure to air, are disclosed. In a preferred system, each liquid component consists essentially of a solution of a linear (non-crosslinked) polymer or copolymer of methyl methacrylate (PMMA) dissolved in a non-crosslinking methyl methacrylate (MMA) monomer, with one such solution also containing an activator and a polymerization inhibitor and a second solution containing an initiator as well as a polymerization inhibitor. No reinforcing fillers are present, although a small amount (no more than 12% by weight of the total cement composition) of a radiopacifier may be included in the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Eugene P. Lautenschlager, Jeremy L. Gilbert, Peter Monaghan, Steven J. Duray, Richard L. Wixson
  • Patent number: 5900005
    Abstract: A text string extraction system for a computer system having a display, an operating system having an application program interface with text output portion, a cursor for moving on the display, and application programs to be executed on the operating system for outputting text strings onto operating system via the text output portion to display the text strings on the display, the extraction system includes drawing portion for drawing a symbol on a location pointed to by the cursor and having the operating system output a signal to the application program and having the application program output a text string to be re-displayed and input portion for extracting a text string beside the location pointed to by the cursor by receiving the text string to be re-displayed output from the application program thereby supplying the input text string to the operating system via the text output portion for re-displaying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: TechCraft Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takaharu Saito
  • Patent number: 5896900
    Abstract: In a method for filling a liquid volume into receptacles wherein liquid is admitted into a volumetric metering chamber by opening an inlet valve, the inlet valve is closed when an upper switching level is reached, the liquid is discharged from the metering chamber into a receptacle by opening the outlet valve, and the outlet valve is closed when a lower switching level is reached, the upper filling level actually obtained after closing of the inlet valve is measured, as well as the lower filling level actually obtained after closing of the outlet valve. With the values obtained thereby, the upper and lower switching levels are corrected, whereby the desired liquid volume can exactly be observed independently of pressure and flow conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Krones AG Hermann Kronseder Maschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Franz Haring, Hans-Ulrich Braunling, Willibald Altweck
  • Patent number: 5898530
    Abstract: A radiation apparatus comprising a radiation source and a filter arranged in an optical path, said filter comprising two transparent filter discs which are arranged substantially in plane-parallel fashion relative to each other and which are held with their surrounding edges in a frame made of a material of good heat conduction, the filter discs and the frame defining a closed cavity which has provided therein a medium for selectively influencing the radiation spectrum. The frame is divided substantially in a direction transverse to the filter axis into first and second frame halves in such a manner that the one filter disc is arranged on the first frame half at the side facing the cavity and the other filter disc is arranged on the second frame half at the side facing the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Maxs AG
    Inventor: Werner Braun
  • Patent number: 5896899
    Abstract: When carrying out a method for sterile bottling of beverages, which comprises the steps of cleaning the bottles first in a cleaning station by means of lye, transporting them then to a separate filling station, filling them in said filling station with the previously sterilized beverage, and closing them finally in a closing station, the sterilization of the interior of the bottles by introducing steam and/or hot water is carried out several times successively in spatially separated stations. This fractional sterilization of the bottles achieves a very high germ destruction rate, the amount of energy consumed being low and the bottles being treated carefully. In addition, measures against a reinfection of the bottles in the area of transport between the stations can be dispensed with so that a good accessibility of the transport area is guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Krones AG Hermann Kronseder Maschinenfabrik
    Inventor: Gert Anton Schmitz
  • Patent number: 5895847
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for generating signal pulses with a gear arrangement, which has at least two meshing gears and with a sensor means for detecting a gear rotation and for emitting signal pulses as a function on the detected gear rotation. According to the invention a sensor of the sensor means is located in the vicinity of the gear arrangement at a point where the sensor detects the rotation of both gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: KEM Kuppers Elektromechanik GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Klaus Steuer
  • Patent number: 5893700
    Abstract: Transport star for containers with a basic body which can rotate, on whose circumference several gripper arms, in the form of double levers, are attached in bearings, which can be locked by selflocking in the closed position by means of spreader bodies which are arranged in the basic body so they can rotate. Each gripper arm consists of two parts which are connected to each other by articulation, between which a spring element is inserted, which can be elastically deformed in the closed position. As a result the duration of use of the gripper arms is increased and the range of diameters for the containers to be processed is considerably increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Inventor: Hermann Kronseder
  • Patent number: 5891077
    Abstract: A thin film wound dressing is disclosed in which a thin, transparent, vapor-transmitting elastomeric film is coated along its underside with a suitable pressure-sensitive adhesive for securing the dressing to a patient's skin. Prior to use, the adhesive layer is protected by a removable release liner. The opposite (upper) surface of the film has a removable backing layer with a multiplicity of wide openings or foramina separated from each other by connecting strip portions, and at least some of the strip portions preferably terminate in free ends along a peripheral edge of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas H. Gilman, Eric D. Ellingson
  • Patent number: 5887832
    Abstract: A clamping device for the clamping of one or more tubes to a support, comprising a base member (1) having at least one recess (2) for receiving a tube (4) or the like, a top plate (11) for bearing against the base member (1) at the side facing away from the support (6), and at least one fastening screw (7; 8 ) extending through aligned holes (12, 9; 13, 10) in the top plate (11) and the base member (1), for attachment to the support (6). Each fastening screw (7; 8) is a screw bolt holding such elements (1, 11) together as a completely preassembled, mounting-ready unit without loose elements, the screw at the end to be fastened to the support (6) having a head (14; 15) arranged to be passed through an adapted hole (16; 17) or slot in the support (6), and to be locked in relation to the support by tightening of a nut (18; 19) at the other end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Inventor: Eilif Elvegaard
  • Patent number: 5885401
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process and a device for removing shrinking casings or encircling labels from containers, particularly bottles, glasses, cans, or the like, in which, first of all, a separating line which proceeds essentially transversely to the direction of circumference is produced and the shrinking casing or the encircling label is then removed by means of a fluid stream which is directed against the container. During the removal of an encircling label or of a shrinking casing which has been cut through, the containers are preferably held, in a bottom-free manner, near the area of the head, and at least one fluid stream is directed, in an angular manner, from above, essentially axially to the wall of the container, against the container, and preferably above the upper edge of the shrinking casing or of the encircling label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Krones AG Hermann Kronseder Maschinenfabrik
    Inventor: Gunther Eiban
  • Patent number: 5871618
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and a process for reclaiming fuel oil from waste oil. The apparatus comprises a thermal cracking unit for cracking the high boiling hydrocarbon material into lighter, lower boiling, material so as to separate hydrocarbon vapor products from viscous materials; a condenser/heat exchanger for condensing the hydrocarbon vapor products to the liquid state; a fuel stabilization unit for chemically treating the condensates so as to give a oil product and solid sediment; and a polishing unit for forming a high quality fuel oil by physically removing solid contaminants. According to the present invention, high quality fuel oil can be obtained together with an environmentally innocuous solid ash cake, through a simple and efficient process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Inventors: Sung Rae Lee, Henry Kong, Roy B. Jeffries, Norman L. Arrison, Wlodzimierz P. Rzazewski
  • Patent number: 5870815
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for maintaining proper alignment of an iron-style golf club prior to and during installation of a handle grip includes generally U-shaped shaft supports and a biased, preferably gravity-driven, self-adjusting, leading edge alignment assembly creating a vertical plane defined by at least a pair of parallel horizontal rails positioned one over the other, the horizontal rails being slidable along inclined linear bearings to facilitate adjustment until the leading edge of the strike face of an iron-style club head contacts two of the rails to ensure vertical alignment. A clamp is further provided to lock a properly aligned iron-style golf club in place prior to installing a handle grip on the butt-end of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: Tommy Armour Golf Company
    Inventors: James E. Karner, Jessica A. Laprade
  • Patent number: 5868658
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of and an apparatus for producing beverage containers.For making beverage containers having a piercable through-hole for a straw in their front sheeting, which is sealed on the inside of the front sheeting by means of a closure strip, a piercing hole is formed in a front side sheeting web conveyed in conveying direction, whereafter a closure sheeting web is fed in conveying direction to the front side sheeting web and is then sealed around the piercing hole to the inside of the front side sheeting web. A rear side sheeting web is supplied in conveying direction such that the inside of the front side sheeting web welded to the closure sheeting web moving along with the latter faces the inside of the front side sheeting web. Thereafter, the front side sheeting web and the rear side sheeting web are welded together at least in part along the lateral edges of the beverage container to be produced, with the closure sheeting web being included therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignees: Deutsche SiSi-Werke GmbH & Co., Betriebs KG
    Inventor: Rainer Wild
  • Patent number: D406711
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Lawnware Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Leo P. Niemiec
  • Patent number: D408064
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Assignee: TearDrop Golf Company
    Inventor: Rudy Slucker
  • Patent number: D410592
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Assignee: Lawnware Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Leo P. Niemiec
  • Patent number: D410756
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Assignee: Reliance Trading Corporation of America
    Inventor: Ira J. Kleinberg