Patents Represented by Law Firm Wender, Murase & White
  • Patent number: 4649779
    Abstract: The device comprises a distributor with switching valves and individual circuits of hydraulic fluid under pressure and of vacuum, the switching valves permitting to connect the guiding tubes either to the circuit of fluid under pressure or to the circuit of vacuum. The guiding tube which encloses a remnant of a bar stock in which a last piece is machined is set under vacuum for retracting the feeding piston of this guiding tube toward the rear part of the device in an extension tube during the indexing of the barrel at the time of machining the last piece. This permits to supress the unproductive time normally necessary for retracting the feeding piston of the guiding tube in which a new bar stock to be machined must be introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Assignee: Sameca SA
    Inventor: Pierre Juillerat
  • Patent number: 4640157
    Abstract: A process for loading a lathe in which a new bar to be machined is introduced laterally into a guide-bar device in form of a tube during the machining of a last piece at the end of a preceding bar. The new bar causes the ejection of the remnant of the preceding bar by pushing against the rear of the preceding bar. A device for loading a lathe with bars to be machined comprises a guide-bar device in form of a tube having two parts which can be opened for laterally introducing a new bar to be machined into the tube. The bar in the tube is fed by a hydraulically controlled push-piston. Pressure pistons press the two parts of the tube against each other in order to ensure a fluid tight seal. Return pistons are utilized radially move the upper part of the tube at the time of loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1987
    Assignee: Sameca S.A.
    Inventors: Markus Geiser, Claude Vandevoir
  • Patent number: 4633829
    Abstract: A rotary internal combustion engine includes a housing having a pair of communicating rotor chambers and a pair of parallel axis rotors provided in each chamber. The rotors each have outer gear teeth and an inner chamber having a mixer. A fuel/air mixture introduced into the inner chambers is homogenized by the mixer and the resulting fuel/air mist is introduced into the areas between the outer gear teeth. Rotation of the rotors compresses the fuel/air mist between the outer gear teeth and, following ignition at a point proximate engagement of the teeth, the expanding exhaust gases create a rotational force driving the rotors. The exhaust gases are extracted via ports in the housing position immediately before the inlets for the air/fuel mist. Alternatively, the inner chamber may be used to compress air which is then directed toward a fuel injector nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Inventor: Richard H. Kollen
  • Patent number: 4632249
    Abstract: Lateral packaging for the grouping and holding together of articles superposed in their natural orientation, and presenting a rim which is inserted in a slot of a lateral band with a plurality of sides defined by folding lines.The band is interconnected at its upper part by a panel covering the upper face of the articles, and a series of slots is provided between said panel and said lateral band slots receive the angles or corners of the rims of the articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Inventor: Michel Blot
  • Patent number: 4627764
    Abstract: The paving stone comprises a recess which divides the stone into an upper part having a smaller circumference and a lower part with a greater circumference. The lower part, having also a greater height than the upper part, comprises a ribbing or other vertically oriented interlocking means and the upper part can have the appearance of a natural stone. The shape of either the upper or the lower part may be chosen arbitrarily and independent from each other. The molding box for the manufacturing of such paving stones is made of two pieces joined together and comprises the corresponding recess. The lower piece comprises an insert for forming interlocking means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Inventor: Rolf Scheiwiller
  • Patent number: 4624612
    Abstract: The device comprises a barrel which is indexed by a multi-spindle lathe at each machining operation. The barrel comprises guiding tubes for the bars to be machined which are in rotation in a fluid delivered between the guiding tube and the bar by pipes connected by tubular shafts to a fluid distributor having inlets connected to different sources of pressure. The feed of the bar is controlled exclusively by a feeding piston under the action of the pressure of the fluid delivered by extension tubes located at the rear of the guiding tubes and maintained in alignment with the latter by sliding rings which ensure the tightness between the tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Assignee: Sameca, S.A.
    Inventors: Markus Geiser, Claude Vandevoir
  • Patent number: 4616167
    Abstract: A power supply for small integrated circuit devices which utilize a nominal supply voltage of 1.5 V but which are energized by a long-life lithium-iodine battery having a terminal voltage of 2.8 V. The power supply reduces the voltage to the integrated circuit to the required 1.5 V and also provides a means for delivering current peaks to a device operated by the integrated circuit, such as a stepping motor or LED display, while maintaining a relatively constant supply voltage to the integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Inventor: Karl Adler
  • Patent number: 4615083
    Abstract: A locking slider for a slide fastener is made entirely of plastics material and comprises a slider body with a springable locking means and a pull tab fastened at a bow of the slider body, the slider body being an integral unit consisting of a lower and an upper slider plate connected by a connecting separator. The upper slider plate comprises a V-shaped bearing for receiving a fastening eyelet at one end of a pull tab. The bow, extending over the bearing, is integrally formed with the locking means and is provided with a fastening pin, which is snapped into a hole in the connecting separator.The end of said bow provided with locking means is formed as elbow reaching around the free end of the upper slider plate and ending into an upwardly directed barb engaging an opening at the upper slider plate.The slider as well as the interlocking members of the slide fastener can be produced with the same material having a uniform color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Assignee: Speedomatic AG
    Inventor: Friedrich Mayerhofer
  • Patent number: 4612921
    Abstract: An improved functional attachment system for osteosynthesis of the type having transfixion studs inserted into fractured bone fragments. The system has telescopic bars coupled with the studs by holding means. The transfixion studs have a spearhead on one end thereof with the base of the spearhead being wider than the stud diameter. In one embodiment, the holding means has articulated joints with jaws for attaching the telescopic bars and the studs thereto. In one embodiment the means for holding the telescopic bars is a pair of opposed plates which rotate in the concave cavity of a circular housing. Each plate has opposing elongated holes in which are attached a pair of opposing disks having diametrically opposed channels adapted for receipt of a telescopic bar. Screw means draw the plates and disks together for rigidly positioning a telescopic bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1986
    Inventor: Juan Lazo de Zbikowski
  • Patent number: 4612124
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of sewage effluent treatment comprising oxidizing sewage effluent by reacting hydrogen peroxide with a catalyst selected from the group consisting of potassium iodide and potassium hydroxide, while in communication with the sewage effluent. If desired, the reaction may be initiated with metalloid iodine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Inventor: Ignacio L. Escrig
  • Patent number: 4599793
    Abstract: The invention discloses a razor connector for affixing a razor handle (10) to a razor head (12) having a base (16) disposed on the razor handle. A pair of opposed upstanding spaced members (20) are attached to the base between the base ends and each member has a flange (24) for engagement with a bar (40) of the razor head. The connector also has a pair of outriggers (36) attached to each end of the base (16) and one outrigger is on each side of the opposed upstanding members (20). The connector also incorporates means for biasing the base (16) in a beam-like fashion so as to increase the gap between opposed upstanding members (20) distal the base, which allows release of the connection between the flanges (24) and the bar (40). The means for biasing the base can be a second pair of upstanding members (46), which are squeezed in an inwardly direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Assignee: American Safety Razor Company
    Inventor: Clemens A. Iten
  • Patent number: 4595376
    Abstract: A magazine containing a plurality of retention pins for treating broken and undermined teeth which comprises a handle with a head fixed thereto at an obtuse angle. The handle is provided with a device for advancing a bar consisting of a series of retention pins separated by pre-determined breaking point, formed as portion of reduced thickness between pins. The head is provided with a triangularly formed spring for retaining the bar by capturing the portion of reduced thickness between pins. The pins are preferably longitudinally ribbed. The magazine, which acts also as handling tool, facilitates the storage and insertion of retention pins. By providing a plurality of pins in the form of a bar, waste is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Inventor: Harald E. Nordin
  • Patent number: 4587730
    Abstract: A sleeve for a safety razor having a handle with a blade-carrying head pivotably attached thereto includes a body portion generally elliptical in cross-section formed by two inwardly-curved opposing side walls joined along one pair of opposing edges by a flat top wall with an aperture between the other pair of opposing edges, further including flanges connected to the edges of the side walls adjacent the aperture and a set of tabs extending laterally from the outer surface of one of the curved side walls. In use, the sleeve is slid over the razor head and held in place by engagement of the flanges with the portion of the handle extending through the aperture. When a plurality of sleeve-bearing razors are stacked vertically atop one another such as during shipping, storage or sale, the tabs interlockingly engage the handle portion of the adjacent razor and thereby prevent premature removal of the sleeves from the razors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: American Safety Razor Company
    Inventor: Clemens A. Iten
  • Patent number: 4588143
    Abstract: For winding a ferromagnetic body with axially extending slots opening inwardly, such as a stator, the winding wire is inserted into the slots and laid out onto coil ends by means of pairs of wire dispensing members (8, 10) whereby the wire is repeatedly passed through the bore of the body and inserted into slots and laid out onto the coil heads at one side of the iron body by means of the one of said members (8) while the wire is received by the other member (10) at the other side of said body and is laid out onto a coil end at this other side. The winding operation is executed automatically and economically with optimum conditions regarding efficiency and specific power of the electric machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: K & S Schrittmotoren GmbH
    Inventor: Max Hetzel
  • Patent number: 4586448
    Abstract: A foot control of the sewing machine can be actuated from a neutral position in two directions. In one case, a variable resistance becomes effective which produces regulating voltages within a determined range. A logic circuit with comparators produces for this voltage range a condition in which the driving motor of the sewing machine is controlled to operate with a number of turns corresponding to the voltage range. When the machine is stopped the needle is automatically positioned in its upper stop position. By repetitive actuation backward of the foot pedal the needle may be positioned in its bottom stop position and again in its upper stop position and so on. The logic treatment of the control signals from the foot control permits to transmit these signals for all required instructions through a two wire cable which is already required for the speed control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: Fritz Gegauf AG Bernina-Nahmaschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Hansueli Lerch, Otmar Stillhard
  • Patent number: 4586377
    Abstract: The accelerometer comprising two piezoelectric transducers. A common outer seismic mass acts on both transducers and an additional seismic mass acts only on the inner transducer. The sensitivity of the two transducers and the inertial forces acting thereof are so selected that the two transducers, under the action of an acceleration force, each deliver equal output signals. Both seismic masses are accessible for being tuned, in their assembled condition, prior to being mounted in a housing of the accelerometer. The accelerometer requires less material, is of small volume and lightweight, and is particularly suitable for being mounted in aircraft engines. It is also easy to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: Vibro-Meter SA
    Inventor: Felix Schmid
  • Patent number: 4573333
    Abstract: An electric door lock having a return means comprising a pair of locking members, a return member, rod guides, and leaf springs which eliminates the disadvantages of roller type pivot member locks. The lock is thinner to provide improved appearance. The locking members and return member may be connected to each other to ensure more reliable operation. A biasing force is applied to the locking members in the same direction as the pivotal movement of the locking members, and the engaging surface of the locking members does not apply force to the locking levers thereby making it possible to disengage the locking lever from the locking members using only a minimum of magnetic force and consuming only a small amount of electric power which can be conveniently supplied by a small DC battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1986
    Inventor: Yoon H. Choi
  • Patent number: 4570881
    Abstract: An ice warning system comprising a diaphragm set into vibration at one of its frequencies of resonance by a piezoelectric cell. The diaphragm is coupled thermally to a metallic plate alternately cooled and heated respectively below and above the ambient temperature by Peltier elements connected to a reversible DC current generator. A microprocessor measures any variation of the resonance frequency caused by a deposit of ice on the diaphragm during the cooling or heating periods and delivers an alarm signal if this variation of frequency reaches and/or exceeds a predetermined value. The microprocessor controls the period, intensity and direction of the current delivered by the DC current generator as a function of the ambient temperature and the temperature of the diaphragm. The ice warning system is preferably utilized in the aeronautical field for indicating the likelihood of natural ice formation on the engines and the wings of aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1986
    Assignee: Vibro-Meter SA
    Inventor: Martin Lustenberger
  • Patent number: 4566742
    Abstract: For the erection of frames and mounting structures for apparatuses there is provided a set of profiles with half open grooves. The grooves serve for the mutual assembly of the profiles by means of nuts and bolts which are introduced in the grooves. A ground profile is provided with grooves in such a way that further profiles may be easily secured at the desired levels. For realizing of corner joints, a corner angle piece is provided with inclined bolts acting toward the angle part of the angle piece and penetrating into the material of the profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Assignee: S. Schmied & Co., elektrotechnische Bedarfsartikel en gros, ASM-Tableaubau
    Inventor: Samuel Schmied
  • Patent number: 4549384
    Abstract: The reinforcing rod holder includes a hollow body (1) having a depression in which the downwardly bent reinforcing rods (2) are inserted in such a manner that their U-shaped anchoring portions protrude. The free end (3 and 4) of the reinforcing rods are disposed entirely in the hollow body, together with the bend portion. To permit insertion of the anchoring portions, the hollow body is provided with apertures (5), and holes (6) having a diameter which is approximately identical to the diameter of the reinforcing rods are provided at the two ends of such apertures (5), while the central portion of the apertures is sealed by two overlapping flaps (7). The hollow body is further provided with mounting or support ribs (8) at the apertures (5) and two spacer ribs (9 and 10) between the last three apertures (5) in order to serve as support faces for the ends of the reinforcing rods. The hollow body, containing the reinforcing rods, is filled with expanded plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1985
    Assignee: Pebea N.V.
    Inventor: Fritz Brechbuhler