Patents Assigned to Gould Inc.
  • Patent number: 5226716
    Abstract: A locking assembly for releasably securing an electronic module within a host instrument comprising a body portion, aligning elements for aligning the body portion relative to the host instrument and a fastening member associated with the body portion for mounting the body portion to the host instrument. The fastening member is operable to gradually urge the body portion in a direction for electrical engagement between the module and the host instrument. A latch member is mounted to the fastening member and a frictional element is disposed between the fastening member and the latch member. The frictional element frictionally engages the fastening member and the latch member is operable to cause the latch member to move with the fastening member as a result of the frictional engagement therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald J. Geil
  • Patent number: 5215645
    Abstract: Copper conductive foil for use in preparing printed circuit boards is electrodeposited from an electrolyte solution containing copper ions, sulphate ions, animal glue and thiourea. The thiourea operates to decrease the roughness of the foil, to enable operation at higher current densities and/or to modify the ductility characteristics of the foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Dino F. DiFranco, Sidney J. Clouser
  • Patent number: 5187463
    Abstract: A time delay fuse including a fusible element for short circuit protection and a spring-loaded plunger partially contained in an enclosure and restrained by a solder mass for time-delayed overcurrent protection, the fusible element including a segment extending along the side of the enclosure in the space between the enclosure and the fuse casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Assignee: Gould, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary W. Di Troia, Paul M. Romani
  • Patent number: 5179297
    Abstract: In a high-voltage output buffer, a self-adjusting bias generator is provided which is capable of automatically adjusting the applied bias voltages in the output buffer so as to enhance the output buffer performance. Under normal or high supply voltage conditions, the bias generator provides a first set of bias voltages to the series-connected transistors in the output buffer. Under low supply voltage conditions, the bias generator provides a second set of bias voltages to the various series-connected transistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Kelvin K. Hsueh, Brian R. Kauffmann, Gerardus F. Riebeek
  • Patent number: 5171417
    Abstract: Copper conductive foil for use in preparing printed circuit boards is electrodeposited from an electrolyte solution containing copper ions, sulphate ions and thiourea. The thiourea operates to decrease the roughness of the foil, to enable operation at higher current densities, and/or to modify the tensile strength and ductility characteristics of the foil. An IPC Class 2 foil is prepared without annealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Dino F. DiFranco, Sidney J. Clouser
  • Patent number: 5170078
    Abstract: A highly stable high-voltage output buffer is provided which may be manufactured using standard CMOS technology. As part of the invention, the effects of voltage drift at one or more of the nodes formed between series connected P or N-channel MOSFET devices are generally reduced or eliminated. The present invention includes compensation circuitry which reduces the effects of parasitic coupling within the MOSFET devices, and which serves to compensate for any voltage drift which may occur at the nodes between series connected devices. In addition, the present invention provides a method and apparatus for increasing the current sourcing capability of a CMOS high-voltage output buffer, even under low supply V.sub.vf conditions, without necessarily increasing the size of the output device. Furthermore, the present invention provides a method and apparatus for reducing the effects of coupling along a shared bias line between a plurality of high-voltage output buffers in accordance with the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Kelvin K. Hsueh, Brian R. Kauffmann, Gerardus F. Riebeek
  • Patent number: 5167997
    Abstract: A conductive copper foil for use in preparing printed circuit boards is protected from damage during storage, shipment and further processing by covering at least one side of the foil with a sheet of plastic film. The film is removably joined with the foil as a result of the essential absence of gaseous material between the film and the foil. Thus, the film conforms intimately to the contours and shape of the foil surface and clings tightly thereto to permit movement and further processing of the foil with the film adhering tightly thereto. The absence of air between the film and the foil is produced by oppositely statically electrically charging the film and the foil such that they are forced together sufficiently to squeeze the air out from therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie H. Chamberlain, Rolland D. Savage, John P. Callahan, David P. Burgess
  • Patent number: 5148141
    Abstract: A fusible element component for use in an electrical fuse, the component including a substrate made of insulative material and having a substrate surface, a fusible element made of a thin film of conductive material that is supported on the substrate, overlies a fusible element support area of the substrate surface, and provides a conductive path during normal current conditions, and a resistance element of resistance element material that is supported on the substrate, overlies a resistance element support area of the substrate surface that is a different area of the substrate surface than the fusible element support area, and is electrically in parallel to the fusible element to provide a shunt path during clearing of the fusible element during overcurrent conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventor: David E. Suuronen
  • Patent number: 5127307
    Abstract: An applicator for applying resin to fibers being braided in a tubular shape (e.g., in the manufacture of a fuse casing), the applicator having a wiping surface on which the fibers wipe as they travel to a mandrel on which they are braided, the wiping surface being defined by a surface of revolution around the mandrel and having a continuous orifice for supplying resin continuously around the wiping surface. Also disclosed is an electrical fuse including a fuse casing having a tubular wall including multiple-filament reinforcing yarns that have been braided in the tubular shape of the wall and a synthetic resin bonding the yarns together and impregnating the yarns, a pair of terminals secured to the ends of the fuse casing, and a fusible element inside the casing and connected to the terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M. Pimpis
  • Patent number: 5120590
    Abstract: A conductive copper foil for use in preparing printed circuit boards is protected from damage during storage, shipment and further processing by covering one side of the foil with a sheet of polyethylene film. The film is removably joined with the foil by an adhesive material placed between the film and the foil in a marginal area of the latter. The film is selected to be sufficiently resistant to laminating temperature and pressure conditions so as to remain in its covering, protecting relationship to the foil and avoid sticking to the laminating press plate and retain its removability from the foil after lamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Rolland D. Savage, John P. Callahan
  • Patent number: 5118314
    Abstract: A fuse holder having a base made of insulating material, a block having a planar contact surface for contacting a blade terminal of a fuse and two holes that are located on opposite sides of the surface and extend along axes parallel to the surface, one hole being a mounting hole extending through the block, the other the hole being a retainer hole ending at a transverse wire receiving hole, a resilient member that is retained on the block and has an arm that is biased toward the planar contact surface, a connector located in the mounting hole and securing the block to the base, and a wire retainer located in the retainer hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignee: Gould, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry L. Mangone, George H. Oakley
  • Patent number: 5114200
    Abstract: An arresting device for gripping a cylindrical portion of an object having a hook member and a latch member which are operable to interact with each other to grip the object and hold it in a predetermined position. The device is operable to automatically release the object when such object is resupported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Visnyouszky, Adam G. Bay
  • Patent number: 5115220
    Abstract: A fuse including a fuse casing, an end cap terminal at an end of the casing, a substrate supporting a thin film fusible element thereon, and a springy metal connecting strip made of sheet metal and providing electrical connection between the element and the terminal and mechanical support for the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Assignee: Gould, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Suuronen, Jean C. Terry
  • Patent number: 5111724
    Abstract: A device for slitting a metallic foil which is continuously fed along a path comprising a support base having an elongated guide formed therein, the guide defining a generally linear guide path, and the support base being positionable adjacent the foil path and a blade holder dimensioned to be received within the guide and be movable along the guide path, the blade holder dimensioned to hold a cutting blade having a linear cutting surface wherein the linear cutting surface is oriented generally parallel to the guide path; and a reversible drive member secured to the base operable to reciprocally move the blade holder along the guide path at a controllable rate of speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Bob C. Kanaga, Ronald R. Beyerle
  • Patent number: 5108623
    Abstract: A system for filtering solid-containing plating waste comprises a reusable filter media belt that travels in a continuous loop between a filter tray, where filtration takes place, and a multi-compartmented cleaning tank where the belt is cleaned for reuse. Each compartment in the tank is substantially closed at its lower end, and open at its upper end. The belt travels in and out of each of the tank compartments in sequence, being subjected to a liquid cleaning treatment in each by contacting sprays and/or bath immersion before being returned to the filter tray for reuse. A wringer is provided at the top of each compartment through which the belt passes before proceeding to the next compartment in order to isolate the treatment liquids from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome M. Cangelosi, James Zgonc
  • Patent number: 5102753
    Abstract: A constant current source power supply comprising a flat solid electrolyte battery and a transistor-resistor current assembly second in series with the battery to provide a constant current supply from the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Mary P. Rossoll, Alan J. Revilock, George W. Moutsios
  • Patent number: 5095297
    Abstract: A fuse including a fuse casing, an end cap terminal at an end of the casing, a substrate supporting a thin film fusible element thereon, and a disk component that is located at the end of the casing inside of the end cap terminal and has structure that defines a slot and engages an end of the substrate between opposing portions of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1992
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Perreault, Jean C. Terry, Leeman G. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 5091712
    Abstract: A fusible element component for use in an electrical fuse, the element including a substrate made of insulative material and having an element supporting surface, a fusible element made of a thin film of conductive material on the element supporting surface, the element having a body portion for conducting electricity therethrough from and to an external electrical circuit, the body portion having back-up sections and a fusible portion that is designed to fuse during electrical overload conditions, and cooling arms that are made of the thin film of conductive material and extend laterally from the back-up sections to conduct and dissipate heat but not conduct electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventor: David E. Suuronen
  • Patent number: 5089027
    Abstract: A method for producing a solid electrolyte cell employing a poly(ethylene oxide) plus EC/PC-containing cathode; a poly(ethylene oxide) plus EC/PC-containing solid electrolyte separator and an anode strip, such as lithium, sandwiched between current collector sheets, such as cooper sheets, that are sealed at their peripheral area by an adhesive coated frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Mary P. Rossoll, Alan J. Revilock
  • Patent number: 5086898
    Abstract: An adjustable rotary slip clutch comprising a driving portion, a driven portion, an annular cavity defined between the driving portion and the driven portion, a plurality of friction clutch elements of generally conical configuration mounted within the annular cavity, at least one of the friction elements mounted to the driving portion for rotation therewith, an at least one of the friction elements mounted to the driven portion for rotation therewith, and an arrangement for sealing the cavity to maintain lubricant therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1992
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Patton, Adam G. Bay