Patents Assigned to Gould Inc.
  • Patent number: 5085952
    Abstract: A solid polymer electrolyte for a solid state electrochemical cell comprises a complex of a solid polymer such as poly(ethene oxide) and an alkali metal salt such as LiCLO.sub.4, which polymer is capable of forming donor: acceptor type bonds with alkali metal ions and is capable of conducting alkali metal ions, the complex being associated with a mixture of more than one 1,3-dioxolane-2-ones, for example ethylene carbonate and propylene carbonate, such that the electrolyte possesses satisfactory ambient temperature ionic conductivity (e.g. 10.sup.-3 to 10.sup.-4 ohm.sup.-1 cm.sup.-1) and a cell including the electrolyte substantially maintains its discharge capacity at ambient temperature after repeated charge/discharge cycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventor: John M. North
  • Patent number: 5083477
    Abstract: A control knob assembly to be mounted to a panel for use with an adjustable rotary device of the type having a push and/or pull function comprising a control knob having a first portion dimensioned to be grasped by a user, a second portion which is cylindrical in shape and extends from the first portion and a bore extending into the cylindrical portion aligned along the axis of the cylindrical portion, the bore dimensioned to receive a shaft of the rotary control member. A mounting element for mounting assembly to a panel is provided and includes a plurality of annularly arranged, flexible clamping elements, each having a threaded outer surface and a smooth inner surface. The inner surfaces of the clamping elements generally define a smooth cylindrical bore which is dimensioned to receive the cylindrical portion of the control knob and the outer surfaces of the clamping elements define a threaded surface. A locking ring is provided and dimensioned to be circumferentially mounted on the clamping elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventor: Ron J. Geil
  • Patent number: 5055817
    Abstract: A fuse including a fuse casing having an opening at an end thereof, a terminal at the end of the casing, and at least one elongated fusible element electrically connected at an end thereof to the terminal, the element being made of a sheet metal and having an elongated body portion that extends along a longitudinal axis that passes through the opening and a bent tab at the end thereof, the bent tab having a smaller cross sectional area at the bend than the body portion, the bent tab being soldered to a contact surface of the terminal that is transverse to the axis, the bent tab making an acute angle with the contact surface and with the axis. Also disclosed is a fusible element with a curved body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Larry D. O'Shields, Richard J. Perreault
  • Patent number: 5043689
    Abstract: A time delay fuse including a fuse casing, a preassembly including a wall member, a pin passing through a hole through the wall member, solder on one side of the wall member restraining the pin from movement through the hole and electrically connecting a fusible element thereto, a spring engaging the pin and on the other side of the wall member and biasing the spring in a direction away from the solder, and a wire that is electrically connected to the pin, a terminal at an end of the casing making electrical connection to the fusible element, and a terminal at the other end of the casing making electrical connection to the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Gary W. Di Troia, Paul M. Romani
  • Patent number: 5041199
    Abstract: A process whereby an aqueous solution containing an electrodepositable electrolyte, such as a resin or surfactant solution, is utilized as an electrolyte bath in which particles of an electrode material, such as manganese dioxide along with particles of carbon are dispersed within the bath so that when a voltage is applied across a conductive substrate and the bath, the particles will be deposited on the substrate to produce an electrode suitable for use in electrochemical cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventor: Dino F. Di Franco
  • Patent number: 5017271
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing high density electronic circuit boards comprising the steps of depositing a layer of a first metal upon a layer of foil to produce a composite then attaching the composite to an insulative support to produce a laminate. The layer of foil is then removed from the layer of first metal. Photoresist is then applied to the layer of first metal, exposed and developed. During the development of the photoresist portions of the photoresist are removed from the layer of first metal. A layer of third metal is then plated upon the portions of the layer of first metal that are not covered by the photoresist. All remaining photoresist and the portions of the layer of first metal which are not covered by the third metal are then removed producing a finished fine-line pattern having conductive and insulative areas. The finished fine-line pattern may then be utilized to produce a circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Whewell, Sidney J. Clouser, Chin-ho Lee
  • Patent number: 5001625
    Abstract: An improved system bus structure for versatile use in various digital computer architecture configurations, particularly those of mini-supercomputers, and, designed to support high speed, high reliability, parallel processing of bi-directional signal transfers in a multi-port and multiple central processor unit (CPU) communication environment as between system bus units or devices. The system bus structure may be sized for a compact encasement and may carry as many as 129 simultaneous signals to and from various units connected to it. The system bus structure includes enabling structure for a centralized arbitration system, a centralized clock and synchronized transfer system, a centralized transfer monitor, a centralized parity error assessor and signalling system including transfer termination, and, a memory/inter-system inhibit system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Thomas, Royston L. Smith, William P. Ward
  • Patent number: 4996584
    Abstract: A method for fabricating thin-film multilayer interconnect signal planes for connecting semiconductor integrated circuits (chips) is described. In this method, a first pattern of thin-film metallic interconnect lines is formed on a surface of a substrate. Then a first dielectric layer is formed over the entire surface of the substrate covering the pattern of thin-film metallic interconnect lines. A portion of the dielectric layer is then removed to expose the thin-film metallic interconnect lines so that a series of trenches is formed above each interconnect line. The interconnect lines are then electroplated to form a series of thicker metal interconnect lines such that the thicker metal interconnect lines and the dielectric layer form a substantially planar surface. This process can then be repeated in its entirely to form a plurality of interconnect signal planes. In the preferred embodiment, metallic vias are provided between each layer of metallic interconnect lines for electrical connection purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Assignee: Gould, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter L. Young, Jay Cech, Kin Li
  • Patent number: 4962977
    Abstract: An electric fuse constructed of a subassembly including a blown-fuse preassembly. The preassembly includes a stationary structure including an indicator housing having a chamber therein, an indicator pin mounted in the chamber for movement from a nonindicating position to an indicating position, an indicator spring mounted between the indicator housing and the indicator pin so as to bias the indicator pin from the nonindicating position to the indicating position, and a flexible indicator restraining wire having a first portion engaging the pin for restraint and, on respective sides of the first portion, second and third portions extending out of the indicator housing, the wire being in tension against force provided by the indicator spring to the indicator pin, the indicator wire restraining the pin in the nonindicating position and maintaining the spring cocked, the second and third portions being secured under tension by rigid bonding to the stationary structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventor: David E. Suuronen
  • Patent number: 4959772
    Abstract: A system for troubleshooting or debugging the various modules of a digital computer which are connected to the ports of a common system bus. A control unit transmits serial function and data codes to a serial bus link gate array whose parallel outputs are further processed to generate steering and clock commands. A first set of bus interface multiplexers are connected to each of the lines of the address, data and control fields of the system bus. A second set of multiplexers cause information represented by digital signals on selected ones of the lines in selected ones of the fields to be stored in a plurality of RAMs in response to the steering commands. A trigger logic is provided for selectively starting and stopping different clock signals in response to the clock commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Royston L. Smith, Maria V. Rabaza
  • Patent number: 4953079
    Abstract: A cache memory includes an address modification circuit for operation during a cache block fetch sequence. The address modification circuit is connected to a polling circuit which receives a first word address from other portions of the cache memory connected to an instruction unit. The polling circuit tests whether a memory module storing the first word is free to make a data return transfer to the cache memory. When the memory module indicates that it is inhibited from making the data return to the cache memory, the address modification circuit selects in order of priority the next word in a cache block to be fetched and polls a memory module storing the next word. Word address selection and polling continues until a free memory module responds or until all words in the cache block have been fetched from main memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Ward, Douglas R. Beard
  • Patent number: 4950195
    Abstract: An adapter for cartridge fuses having ferrule type terminals which allows installing the fuses in larger size fuse holders. The adapter includes a solid body having a fuse clip engaging portion at one end and a fuse engaging portion at the other end. The fuse engaging portion is made up of two arcuate contact sections. One contact section is fixed with respect to the fuse clip engaging portion. The other contact section is allowed to circumferentially flex with respect to both the fuse clip engaging portion and the other contact section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Assignee: Gould, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Perreault, David E. Suuronen
  • Patent number: 4947149
    Abstract: 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: September 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Gould, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Pimpis, Richard T. Oakes, Michael D. Ellery, Edward J. Knapp, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4913782
    Abstract: An article and a method of forming an article comprising microporous elemental silver is disclosed wherein a porous conductive substrate is filled with a homogeneous mixture of Ag.sub.2 O and microporous elemental silver produced by the electrochemical reduction of Ag.sub.2 O. The preparation of articles therefrom is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventor: Harvey N. Seiger
  • Patent number: 4913781
    Abstract: A method of preparing microporous elemental silver is disclosed wherein a reducible silver compound is electrochemically reduced to form elemental silver. This method serves to introduce microporosity to the silver crystals. Microporous elemental silver can be used for the preparation of bodies of AgO, such as electrodes useful in electrochemical cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventor: Harvey N. Seiger
  • Patent number: 4909761
    Abstract: A holder for an electric fuse has a first receiving body which has an internally threaded nut assembled thereto in a manner allowing relative rotation between them. The assembly of the nut to the body allows separation of the nut from the body when a predetermined axial separating force is imparted between the parts, without damage to them. A second fuse receiving body has an external thread which engages the thread of the first body. As the threaded connection is made the body sections are drawn together to enclose the fuse therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: Gould, Inc.
    Inventor: Benito Muguira
  • Patent number: 4910490
    Abstract: An electric fuse of the type which has a tubular fuse casing and a solid fuse end terminal telescopically received within the fuse casing is provided with an annular seal which is contained within an annular groove formed in the outer lateral wall of the end terminal. The seal is formed from a settable material which has been injected into the groove through a seal injection opening in the outer end of the end terminal which extends from the axial outer end and into fluid communication with an annular groove provided in the end terminal. A seal material bleed opening is provided in the end terminal which also extends from the axial outer end of the end terminal and into fluid communication with the annular groove. The bleed opening is positioned substantially diametrically opposed to the seal injection opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: Gould, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Knapp, Jr., Richard J. Perreault
  • Patent number: 4906963
    Abstract: A spring loaded blown fuse indicator is provided that is adapted to be mounted directly on the side of an electric fuse in parallel with the fuse current path.The indicator provides an indicating pin that extends perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the fuse. The indicator body comprises two identical molded halves which facilitate assembly and allow the indicator restraining wire to be readily encapsulated in an arc-quenching epoxy adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: Gould, Inc.
    Inventors: Rainer Ackermann, Jerry L. Mosesian, Edward J. Knapp, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4898647
    Abstract: The present invention involves a process and associated apparatus for producing surface treated metal foil, comprising:providing an electrolytic cell having an electrolyte and a cathodic surface immersed in the electrolyte, the electrolyte containing a concentration of matel ions;applying a first current density in a frist zone for plating a relatively smooth metal foil deposit on the cathodic surface; andapplying a pulsed second current density having a magnitude greater than the limiting current density in a subsequent second zone, the pulsed second current density forming a plurality of self adhering nodules on the base metal deposit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Assignee: Gould, Inc.
    Inventors: Betty M. Luce, Betty L. Berdan
  • Patent number: RE33296
    Abstract: An optical coupler and method of making same is described. The coupling ratio of the coupler is polarization-insensitive. The optical coupler described herein is made from single-mode optical fibers. Each optical fiber has a length of nearly exposed core which is fused to the exposed core of the other optical fiber while the fibers are maintained in parallel juxtaposition with one another without twisting. By creating a fused core coupler from single-mode optical fibers in which the cores are in parallel juxtaposition with one another, the coupling ratio of the subject invention does not change with changes in polarization of light passing through each single-mode fiber and, thus, is polarization insensitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Stowe, Paul M. Kopera