Patents Represented by Law Firm Whittemore, Hulbert & Belknap
  • Patent number: 4426893
    Abstract: A machine for serrating the flanks of the teeth of a gear-like tool for shaving gears in which a generating, relative motion equivalent to rolling the tool on a rack is provided and in which one of a plurality of serrating tools are positioned for cutting serrations in the flanks of the teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1984
    Assignee: Lear Siegler, Inc.
    Inventor: Stewart F. Miller
  • Patent number: 4363190
    Abstract: Sash guide and balance lock structure in pivoted window structure, which window structure includes an elongated hollow jamb member having a slot in one side thereof and an adjacent pivoted window sash, which sash guide and balance lock structure comprises a pivot shoe positioned within the jamb member for reciprocal movement therewithin having an opening therethrough aligned with the slot in the jamb member and including resilient tab portions extending centrally from the rear side of the pivot shoe and toward the bottom thereof, on each side of the opening terminating in cam portions, and a cylinder cam including a cylindrical shank having an axially extending non-circular opening therein extending through the opening in the pivot shoe and a flat head having a resilient periphery on the cylindrical shank having notches in opposite portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1982
    Assignee: V. E. Anderson Mfg. Company
    Inventor: Richard N. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4362011
    Abstract: False-twisting equipment including a first heater disposed on one side of an operation space, a second heater disposed on the other side of an operation space and a balloon control device and a false-twisting spindle disposed in the upper portion of the operation space wherein yarn is fed from the one side through the upper portion of the operation space and wound on the other side and the yarn passes through the upper portion of the operation space in a straight line so as to effectively propagete false-twists given to the yarn by the false-twisting spindle. The yarn, and the first heater are disposed as close to the floor as possible and the height of the top of the heater is lowered as much as possible, so that the yarn coming from the first heater to the false-twisting spindle is bent at a bending angle as large as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Syuichi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 4360204
    Abstract: The golf ball teeing device comprises a base upon which is mounted a golf ball storage and feeding structure. This structure includes a vertical helical ramp for receiving golf balls which roll theredown in single file. A pivotable feeder arm structure is provided on the base for releasing golf balls one at a time. Contained within the base are means for actuating the feeder arm structure up and down for feeding golf balls one at a time to a golfer to enable the golfer to practice his golf swing. An electrical switch is connected to the actuating means by a cord. It is located remotely from the storage and feeding structure. Actuation of the switch causes the teeing device to go through a cycle and release one golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1982
    Inventor: Robert J. Karr
  • Patent number: 4357940
    Abstract: Structure for and a method of separating tissue pneumatically comprising a source of gas under pressure, a regulator for regulating the pressure of the gas, and flow controls for directing the pressure controlled gas to a disposable gas directing stem and head assembly, and the method of use of such structure comprising directing gas under controlled pressure and direction toward tissue to be separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: Detroit Neurosurgical Foundation
    Inventor: George H. Muller
  • Patent number: 4355770
    Abstract: Improvements in a cop supplying apparatus comprising a cop supplying truck which runs along individual winding units of an automatic winding machine and feeds cops into magazines of the winding units without stopping. The cop supplying truck is provided with a guide and a pair of rollers for positively feeding the yarn end which is arranged under a long hole for placing cops through so that the yarn end of the cop held on a cop container is positively taken off from the cop container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1982
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Buro Suganuma, Noboru Sekitani, Yasuaki Hatanaka, Yasuhiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 4352971
    Abstract: Self-equalizing welding structure and method. The structure comprises piston and cylinder structure held in a fixed support, including cylinder ends movable into and out of the opposite ends thereof, a welding electrode attached to one rod cylinder end on one side of a workpiece, a travel rod extending through the support and connected to the other cylinder end, means for securing a second electrode to the travel rod on the other side of the workpiece, and self-equalizing pressure means for extending the cylinder ends from the piston and cylinder structure and for withdrawing them into the piston and cylinder structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1982
    Inventor: Clyde G. Slade
  • Patent number: 4353022
    Abstract: A torque reversing motor control structure and method for a reversible split phase or capacitive start motor including a centrifugally operated start switch and a transformer controlled motor contactor wherein the primary circuit of the transformer is completed through the start switch to prevent reversing the motor contactor without the motor start switch being closed to insure positive reverse of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1982
    Assignee: The Ceco Corporation
    Inventor: Richard A. Young
  • Patent number: 4352319
    Abstract: The invention relates to a positive control especially radial piston motors for hydrostatic motors. Such control, while permitting a large range of rotational speed, is capable of avoiding disturbances in the oil flow occurring during coverage of the edges of includes slide valves and provides optimum smoothness of operation of the hydrostatic drive. It is the object of each slide valve to control the connection between an associated working cylinder and the inflow and outflow of the pressure medium. It is a further object of the slide valve to establish connection between the associated working cylinder and a pressure equalizing conduit, at least during coverage of a first pair of control edges, i.e. in a phase during which the working cylinder is cut off both from the pressure medium intake and from the pressure medium outlet. For this purpose the slide valve is provided with a second pair of control edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1982
    Inventors: Fritz Wegerdt, Kurt Woelk
  • Patent number: 4352617
    Abstract: An apparatus for stacking buckets in order which are carried by a conveyor and an apparatus for conveying the stacked buckets in section. The apparatus comprises stanchions disposed vertically on both the side portions of a conveyor, a supporting member capable of moving in the vertical direction along the stanchions which supports a bucket-engaging hook lever and driving means for the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1982
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masao Sakai, Takayuki Nishida
  • Patent number: 4347990
    Abstract: In an automatic winder wherein a winding package rotates while having surface contact with a transverse drum which is positively rotated, a method and apparatus for stopping the package concurrently with stopping of the drum. The method includes a braking of the drum when brakage of yarn being wound on the package takes place and simultaneous braking of the winding package if the brakage of the yarn takes place after the winding package has reached a predetermined diameter. The structure includes drum brake structure for braking the drum, lever actuated cam structure for sensing the diameter of the winding package, and package brake structure responsive to the diameter sensing structure for stopping the winding package on sensing of yarn brakage and package diameter over a predetermined diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1982
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Ohashi
  • Patent number: 4347635
    Abstract: A stretcher and litter combination, including a buoyant raft-like structure adapted for use as a rescue or recovery litter, and a buoyant stretcher. The litter has pontoons on either side of an elongated body section. The stretcher is in the form of an elongated board releasably secured to the body section of the litter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1982
    Assignee: The Eisenhauer Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Leigh E. Eisenhauer
  • Patent number: 4346551
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for obtaining packages for dying by twisting and winding processed yarns by a double twister. Between a double twisting spindle and a take-up roller disposed above, there are arranged a winding angle-adjusting device, a feed roller and a traverse device, recited from the side of the spindle. The high yarn tension on the side of the double twister is reduced by using the feed roller having a special structure to obtain a soft wound package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1982
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideo Yanobu, Tadashi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 4344415
    Abstract: A collector for use in an improved phase change refrigerant charged solar system, comprising an enclosure having a top, bottom, two sides, a heat absorbing back, and a front which is transparent to the sun's rays, a transfer conduit extending into the collector enclosure adjacent the top thereof, and a collector coil connected to the transfer conduit adjacent the top of the collector enclosure and extending horizontally therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1982
    Inventor: Edward W. Bottum
  • Patent number: 4344726
    Abstract: Cargo loading and unloading systems, particularly for military aircraft such as helicopters, including right and lefthand restraint rail assemblies having longitudinally spaced lock mechanisms which are adapted to provide lateral and forward and aft restraint of load-supporting pallets. Operating controls for each lock to enable the locks to be closed individually, and further include control rod assemblies to permit all such lock mechanisms to be closed simultaneously or to be opened either sequentially or simultaneously. Other lock mechanisms are operable to secure non-palletized types of cargo and are closed and opened sequentially by one of the control rod assemblies. A ramp structure is also provided, including guide structure for proper guidance of the pallets as they are loaded into or unloaded from the aircraft, and pallet supporting rollers facilitating the loading and unloading of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1982
    Assignee: Brooks & Perkins, Incorporated
    Inventor: Faisal A. Naffa
  • Patent number: 4344217
    Abstract: A machine is provided for cutting to length and joining two lengths of strand material at their ends to produce a band. A method of producing a band from two lengths of strand material is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1982
    Assignee: Mills Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Katona
  • Patent number: 4342524
    Abstract: A compression member positioned against a member to which other material is to have an opening therethrough and fastening means extending through the openings in the compression member into engagement with a surface of the member to which other material is to be fastened under compressive force applied by the compression member for securing the other material to the member to which other material is to be fastened. The member which other material is to be fastened is secured to the other material by the method of placing the compression member adjacent the member to which other material is to be fastened and placing the fastening means between the compression member and the member to which other material is to be fastened under compression from the compression member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1982
    Inventor: Richard N. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4340262
    Abstract: A spindle bearing and lubrication system having bearings supporting a shaft for rotation within a housing to which the outer bearing rings are keyed. End retainers and a spacer locate the bearings axially, and, with the bearings, define annular lubricant cavities on both sides of both bearings. Lubricant inlet passages lead through the housing and spacer to the lubricant cavities. Lubricant outlet passages lead from the lubricant cavities through slots in the bearings, in the retainers, in the key, and in the housing keyway, and finally through a filter which prevents the entry of solid contaminants in the event of reverse flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1982
    Assignee: MWA Company
    Inventors: Clyde J. Rugh, John L. King, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4339933
    Abstract: A racking device for an automatic flat knitting machine in which a data of the knit structure and other data are stored in memory members in respect to each course and the knitting operation is carried out based on outputs of said stored data. The racking device includes a means for correcting a signal of an instruction for driving the racking motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1982
    Assignee: Shima Idea Center, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideo Inoue
  • Patent number: 4338834
    Abstract: A wrench comprising a gripping member, a handle having a complementary gripping portion at one end thereof, structure for adjusting the gripping member with respect to the gripping portion axially of the handle without rotating the handle relative to the gripping member, and structure pivotally mounting the gripping member on the adjusting structure. The gripping member may have a or included angle or may be arcuate with a gripping surface extending over substantially In one modification, the structure for adjusting the gripping member is rack and gear, while in another modification, it is screw and nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1982
    Inventor: John J. Dobias