Patents Represented by Law Firm Toren, McGeady and Goldberg
  • Patent number: 4736886
    Abstract: A disk type steam trap having a valve disk adapted to engage a valve seat with a double-coiled bimetallic member being provided operatively interposed between the valve disk and the valve seat on one side of the valve seat to lift and lower the valve disc relative to the valve seat in response to temperature change. The bimetallic member comprises a double-coiled body expanding at lower temperatures and contracting at higher temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: TLV Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadashi Oike
  • Patent number: 4706806
    Abstract: A multi-chambered cartridge contains a hardenable mass including resin, a hardener and filler members for securing an anchor rod or the like in a borehole. The cartridge is formed with an outer casing and at least one inner casing. The outer casing is axially elongated and has a first end and a second end with the first end arranged to be inserted first into the borehole. Filler members are placed within the outer casing at the second end. The space between the filler members at the second end and the first end is filled with resin and filler members with the hardener maintained separate from the other components. With this arrangement of the components of the hardenable mass within the outer casing, a low viscosity resin can be employed which does not flow out of the second end when the cartridge is destroyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Peter Mauthe
  • Patent number: 4699133
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cohesive, self-adhesive, rigid or elastic bandage for fixing, compression and support dressings and permanent elastic compression and support dressings for medical purposes and a process for the manufacture thereof. The bandage comprises a web of warp and weft threads or warp threads in the form of a woven fabric having a porous structure and an amount of ultra fine particles of an adhesive, such as a rubber adhesive, distributed over and bonded to both the exposed surfaces of the warp and weft threads to provide adhesive particles bonded to the threads on both sides of the fabric. The adhesive particles are uniformly distributed over both bandage surfaces without the fiber groups adhering to one another or to the projecting fiber ends of the two surfaces, the particles being of a size distribution and amount sufficient to provide adhesion between overlying bandage surfaces without substantially reducing the porosity and elasticity of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1987
    Assignee: Firma Karl Otto Braun KG
    Inventors: Ewald Schafer, Harald Jung
  • Patent number: 4697921
    Abstract: As is known, the walls in cavity structures often become quiescent only after a prolonged period. In order to detect whether and to what extent rock displacements can occur, measuring instruments are installed at mutually opposite points (I, II) on walls (W1, W2). A pendulum (1) mounted on gimbals carries a light source (5) at the mounting point and a light receiver (3) at the pendulum mass (2). On the opposite wall (W2), a mirror (4) is arranged at an inclination .alpha. relative to the vertical. A displacement of the mirror by T.sub.x or by T.sub.Z leads to an indication T.sub.Z at the light receiver (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1987
    Assignee: Amberg Messtechnik AG
    Inventors: Rudolf Amberg, Werner Alder
  • Patent number: 4696085
    Abstract: An apparatus for pressing tubular parts, more particularly for pressing or forcing pipe-unions onto pipes, sleeves or hoses. The apparatus includes a plurality of spring loaded, radially adjustable jaws and an annular piston in operative communication with the jaws. The piston can move hydraulically towards the jaws and can be returned hydraulically to its neutral position. The effective area of the piston, by means of which it is returned to its neutral position, amounts to only a fraction of the piston-area which advances the piston. The end of the piston remote from the jaws engages in an annular hydraulic cylinder, the entire cross-section of the piston which is largest at this end, forming the effective piston-area which advances the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1987
    Assignee: Firma Compat Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Karl Sauder
  • Patent number: 4692126
    Abstract: A torque transmitting coupling assembly including a driving member and a power takeoff member, each of which have an equal plurality of claws thereon with movable transmission members interposed between the claws, the claws having lateral surfaces which define therebetween spaces which narrow radially, with the transmission members being held in these spaces by at least one endless flexible traction member which contacts the transmission members on the sides thereof remote from the narrowed portions of the spaces between the claws. The coupling compensates for radial, axial and possibly, also angular offsetting of shafts which are placed in torque transmitting engagement by the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1987
    Assignee: Uni-Cardan Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Ehrlenspiel, Thomas John, Wolfgang Streinz
  • Patent number: 4689748
    Abstract: A device for use on aircraft or spacecraft provides data corresponding to the course and orientation of the craft, and a digital display of the terrain over which the craft is travelling. The device includes at least first, second and third sensor lines consisting of parallel rows of photosensitive semiconductor elements arranged transversely of the flight path of the craft. The sensor lines provide line images corresponding to terrain images directed onto the lines, and the lines are spaced apart from each other so that a first terrain image sensed by the lines during a first scanning period partially overlaps a second terrain image sensed by the lines during a second, successive scanning period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1987
    Assignee: Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventor: Otto Hofmann
  • Patent number: 4684804
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for processing the output signals of an optical rth-horizon sensor (1) operating in the infrared range of an orbiting, e.g. stationary earth satellite with respect to variously warm oppositely located earth rims (earth anomaly). With the earth-horizon sensor (1), an off-course signal is formed which is a measurement of the off-course angle of the line of sight of the earth-horizon sensor in relation to the satellite/earth central point connection line and is used for the attitude control of the earth satellite. This off-course signal is corrected in dependence on the earth anomaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1987
    Assignee: Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm Gesellscaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventor: Dieter Sodeikat
  • Patent number: 4684445
    Abstract: In a method of measuring ion activity of a liquid sample comprising steps of spotting a reference liquid and the liquid sample on surfaces of ion-selective membranes, respectively, of at least a pair of ion-selective electrode sheets which is electrically insulated from each other, said ion-selective membranes being provided on the top of said ion-selective electrode sheets; and measuring a potential difference between the ion-selective electrodes under the conditions that both liquids are electrically connected to each other by a bridge, the improvement wherein:said each ion-selective electrode sheet is arranged upside down in such a manner that the ion-selective membrane is positioned on the lowest side; andsaid each liquid spotted from the upper side is temporarily conveyed downwardly to the lower level than the surface of the ion-selective membrane, and then conveyed upwardly to the surface of the ion-selective membrane so as to reach the surface of the ion-selective membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1987
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Seshimoto, Mituharu Nirasawa, Masaaki Terashima, Yoshio Saito
  • Patent number: 4682873
    Abstract: A photometric device disposed in the optical path of a view finder of a camera includes a photometric element which includes a plurality of minute photo-electric conversion elements. Each of the minute photometric elements is formed by a minute transparent electrode, a minute photo-electric converter, a minute opaque electrode and a transparent substrate which are arranged in that order from the side of a photo-taking lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ohmura, Tokuichi Tsunekawa, Shyuichi Kiyohara, Takashi Kawabata
  • Patent number: 4681493
    Abstract: A dowel assembly to be anchored in a borehole in a receiving material includes a container positioned around the axis of the borehole and located between an abutment at one end of the dowel assembly and the receiving material into which the assembly is inserted. The container is formed of two parts with one part being telescopically displaceable into the other. An hydraulic mass capable of expanding when mixed with a reaction liquid is filled into the container. The expandable hydraulic mass maintains the force acting on the dowel assembly when there is relaxation of the force originally generated between the dowel assembly and the receiving material. The container has openings through which the reaction liquid can pass into contact with the hydraulic mass. The hydraulic mass can be activated by immersing the container in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Helmut Vollmer, Heinz Kousek, Elmar Maier
  • Patent number: 4675824
    Abstract: A method of replacing a punched-card tolling system with a magnetic-card tolling system gradually by installing controllers sequentially at entrance and exit gates, each of which controllers is capable of controlling the terminals for both of these two tolling systems simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshito Kiyama, Ryokichi Wada, Kingo Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 4675517
    Abstract: A photosensitive element having first and second sensitive regions arranged to receive a light spot in such a way that as the light spot lies astride the boundary therebetween, the ratio of the areas of the two parts of the spot light which are received by the first and second sensitive regions, respectively, varies depending on the received position of the light spot, whereby the received position of the light spot is detected from the variation of the ratio of the outputs of the first and second sensitive regions, wherein an error of variation of the ratio of the outputs of the first and second sensitive regions for the received position of the light spot, which takes place when the diameter of the received spot light is so large as to overrun the first and second sensitive regions, is corrected by providing a supplementary sensitive region surrounding the first or second sensitive region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Shiomi
  • Patent number: 4675867
    Abstract: A data processing device for processing data including a first data sequence indicative of the amplitude of an information signal and a second data sequence each data of which indicates the error rate of each data of the first data sequence. When each data of the second data sequence continuously shows a high error rate of a consecutive number of data of the first data sequence more than a predetermined number, the device generates data of values which are 1/a.sup.k (wherein "k" represents an integer between 1 and "n"; "a" a real number larger than 1; and "n" an integer at least 2) of a data of the first data sequence which has a low error rate and is located before or after the consecutive high error rate data of the first data sequence. The device performs data processing for muting the information signal by using these data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Masui, Masahide Hirasawa, Susumu Kozuki, Motokazu Kashida, Masahiro Takei, Kenichi Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 4674443
    Abstract: A vacuum deposition plating apparatus having an inlet-side vacuum sealing device provided in front of a vacuum deposition plating chamber, an inlet-side inactive gas replacement chamber provided between the inlet-side vacuum sealing device and an annealing furnace, an outlet-side vacuum sealing device provided in the rear of the vacuum deposition plating chamber, an outlet-side inactive gas replacement chamber provided between the outlet-side vacuum sealing device and the atmosphere, and an inactive gas circulating/purifying device for circulating an inactive gas from vacuum chambers of both the vacuum sealing devices to atmospheric pressure chambers of both the vacuum sealing devices and for removing water, oil and oxygen from the inactive gas; a pressure gauge provided on the annealing furnace; a pressure gauge, a control valve, an automatic valve, a hydrogen concentration detector and a discharge valve provided on the inlet-side inactive gas replacement chamber; a pressure gauge and an automatic valve prov
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignees: Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Heizaburo Furukawa, Kanji Wake, Yoshio Shimozato, Kenichi Yanagi, Mitsuo Katoh, Tetsuyoshi Wada, Norio Tsukiji, Takuya Aiko, Toshiharu Kittaka, Yasuji Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 4674854
    Abstract: An information setting device in which for a desired photographic information is set as is increased or decreased from the preset value depending on what phase combination the signals of different phase produced in response to manual operation of a photographic information setting member have, the preset value is made to change when the information setting members is turned more than a predetermined angular distance to a click-stopped position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaharu Kawamura, Kazuhiko Arakawa
  • Patent number: 4675842
    Abstract: An apparatus for the display and storage of television picture information by using a dynamic random access memory accessible from a computer. The apparatus includes an interface providing connection to the computer, an address modifying circuit, an address switching unit including a first input group connected to predetermined address lines of the address bus of the address generator and a second group connected to predetermined address lines of the interface, and a parallel to series converter. The inputs of the address modifying circuit being coupled to the output of the address switching unit to provide modified addresses for the memory when any of the input groups addresses the memory. The control inputs of the address switching unit and of the data switching unit are connected to a horizontal address line of the address bus associated with a horizontal address bit (X.sub.3) of low significance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: Szamitastechnikai Koordinacios Intezet
    Inventors: Zsursa Szenes, Bela Endrodi
  • Patent number: 4673806
    Abstract: In the disclosed automatic focus adjusting device of the active type having a light emitting element for projecting light for focus detection onto an object to be photographed, light emitting operation and non-light emitting operations of the light emitting element are periodically effected, and the duty ratio or frequency of the light emitting period is variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1987
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Amikura, Akihiro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 4672899
    Abstract: The preburning plant for burning solid fuel materials having a high ash contents, particularly barks or cut wood chips, is comprised of a hearth (10) downwardly delimited by a grid (15), supplied with fuel material by a hopper (6). The hearth (10) communicates with the boiler (2) by a combustion channel (11). Inside the cladding (9) and above the combustion channel (11), a vertical axis ring (19) is arranged above the grid (15) for fuel material degassing purposes. The ring is rotatingly driven, preferably periodically, so that an endless screw (26) conveys the fuel material to the hearth (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1987
    Inventor: Ernst Kainer
  • Patent number: D290345
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1987
    Assignee: Hinoki Shinyaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takehiko Abe