Patents Assigned to GTE Products Corporation
  • Patent number: 5296780
    Abstract: An arc discharge lamp including a two-piece base member having a main housing and a cap disposed at opposite ends of the lamp envelope. The main housing of the base member includes elongated slots to enable the housing to expand outwardly in response to positioning of the press seal. At least one internally-protruding segment formed in the housing is positioned within a detent formed in the press seal region of the lamp. Following positioning of the press seal, the cap is secured to the main housing. The base member is thus secured to the ends of the lamp envelope without the need for basing cements or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Haraden, Harold L. Hough
  • Patent number: 5294867
    Abstract: A compact low pressure mercury vapor discharge lamp which utilizes an amalgam for reducing the vapor pressure of mercury by absorption. The lamp has a tubulation positioned at a location spaced from the lamp electrodes which is in communication with an arc sustaining gas and includes a container for retention of liquified amalgam within the tubulation. The mercury vapor from the electrical charge sustaining gas is in communication with the amalgam for absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventor: Mark W. Grossman
  • Patent number: 5294865
    Abstract: A lamp assembly includes a sealed lamp envelope enclosing a filament, a screw shell connected to the lower portion of the envelope, and electrical leads extending from the filament into the screw shell. The screw shell has a bottom opening, in which is mounted an electronic control module. The electronic module is retained in the screw shell by an insulator. A spring is compressed between the electronic module and an exhaust tube on the lower portion of the envelope. One electrical lead is electrically coupled from the module through the spring to the filament, allowing the module to control the filament. The insulator defines a cavity for retention of the electronic module in a fixed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Haraden
  • Patent number: 5290183
    Abstract: A holding fixture is used to hold single-ended or double-ended lamps within a chemical vapor deposition chamber. The holding fixture includes first and second wire mesh screens for holding lamps that are to be coated within the deposition chamber. A screen support is provided to secure and support each screen within the fixture. Spacers to secure the screens and supports together and provide spacing between such screens and supports. Holes may be cut in the screen to allow portions of the lamps to pass through screen. In addition, a housing may be provided for the holding fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Mellor, Robert M. Morin
  • Patent number: 5291092
    Abstract: An arc discharge headlamp capsule having arc tube, wedge, retainer, forward connector rod, insulating sleeve, RF ring, and base is disclosed. The wedge is formed to mate with an end of the arc tube, and be compressed along its exterior by the retainer. The wedge and retainer are sonically welded. The compressed wedge then gently, but firmly holds the arc tube. The thermal conduction from the arc tube is additionally consistent from lamp to lamp. The arc discharge headlamp capsule held by the wedge and retainer structure yields a lamp tube securely, and precisely held with even pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventor: Charles M. Coushaine
  • Patent number: 5289085
    Abstract: A fluorescent light source includes a twin tube fluorescent lamp having first and second electrodes at or near the ends thereof for capacitive coupling of RF electrical energy to a low pressure discharge within the fluorescent lamp and a RF source having a first output lead electrically coupled to the first electrode and a second output lead electrically coupled to the second electrode. The capacitive coupling electrodes can be conductive layers on the outside surface of the twin tube fluorescent lamp. In an alternative configuration, the electrodes are cold cathode electrodes located within the twin tube fluorescent lamp. Filaments for emitting electrons are not required. When the RF voltage applied to the fluorescent lamp is not sufficient to initiate discharge, a starting device can be utilized. The fluorescent light source preferably includes a lamp base for supporting the fluorescent lamp. The RF source can be mounted within the lamp base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventors: Valery A. Godyak, Robert B. Piejak, Benjamin M. Alexsandrovich
  • Patent number: 5281758
    Abstract: A hollow component has a base and includes at least two electrical contacts mounted within the base. Each of the contacts has a first portion which projects exteriorly of the base and a second portion which projects interiorly of the base. The second portions each include a tine for receiving a fragile, planar article such as a thin, ceramic printed circuit board thereon. Shock-absorbing means are integrally formed with the contacts and are positioned intermediate the tines and the base. The shock-absorbing means can be in the form of a horizontal U-shaped bight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1994
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy J. Miller
  • Patent number: 5279636
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for automatically inspecting and rejecting glass articles during the continuous manufacture thereof. In particular, an optical pyrometer is provided for measuring the top of each glass article and generating signals representative of the residual temperature thereof. A computer includes software which processes the temperature signals and generates actuating signals if the temperature does not fall within a range of predetermined temperature setpoints. Generation of such actuating signals actuates a hammer which removes each defective glass article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald L. Waters
  • Patent number: 5280217
    Abstract: An improved apparatus for delivering energy to two field applicators includes a power divider electrically coupled to a planar transmission line connecting the two field applicators. The power divider receives an input microwave signal and delivers a first power signal to an applicator along a first leg of the line, and delivers a second power signal to the other applicator along a second leg of the line. The power divider is coupled to the transmission line at a point which is remote from the applicators such that the power signals will encounter substantially identical discontinuities as the signals are coupled into their respective applicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventors: Walter P. Lapatovich, Scott J. Butler
  • Patent number: 5278473
    Abstract: A method of dispensing mercury into an arc discharge lamp containing a mercury capsule adjacent one of the coil electrodes is disclosed. The method includes the step of preparing a solution of a low ionization energy material and coating at least a portion of the mercury capsule. Thereafter, the mercury dispensing capsule is bombarded with a directed stream of electrons produced by the other coil electrode of sufficient energy to rupture the capsule causing the mercury to be released. The coating focuses the directed stream of electrons directly on the capsule, thereby reducing the amount of time necessary to rupture the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph P. Parks, Jr., Kendrick D. Rattray, Dennis D. Spaulding
  • Patent number: 5276379
    Abstract: An arc discharge lamp including an electrically insulative base member securely positioned at opposite ends of the lamp without the need for basing cements or the like. The base member includes at least one internally-protruding segment for positioning within a detent formed in the press seal region of the lamp. The base member functions to securedly retain the external portions of the lamp's electrical leads in a predetermined alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Haraden, Harold L. Hough
  • Patent number: 5273726
    Abstract: Aluminum is removed from ammonium molybdate solution by the use of Mg.sup.+2 in the solution to precipitate out the aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Cheresnowsky, Michael J. Miller, Shirley S. Schaeffer
  • Patent number: 5274305
    Abstract: The mercury vapor pressure in a low pressure mercury discharge lamp is thermostatically controlled. A low pressure mercury discharge lamp includes electrodes and a source of mercury vapor sealed in a lamp envelope. A heater and a thermal switching device are in thermal contact with the source of mercury vapor. The heater is energized when the source of mercury vapor is below a predetermined temperature during operation of the lamp. The heater is preferably a resistance heater electrically connected in series with one of the lamp electrodes. The thermal switching device can be a bimetal thermostatic switch. The source of mercury vapor is typically an amalgam selected to have an optimum mercury vapor pressure at the maximum operating temperature of the lamp. The heater and the thermal switching device can be located external to the lamp envelope or can be located within the lamp envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventor: Andre C. Bouchard
  • Patent number: 5272408
    Abstract: A lamp assembly includes a reflector having a concave reflecting surface and an axis of rotation, and a light source including a filament mounted at or near a focal point of the reflecting surface. The filament has a length to diameter ratio of 6:1 or greater. The reflecting surface is formed as a multiplicity of reflecting facets. The facets on at least 50% of the reflecting surface have dimensions and curvatures selected to produce a light pattern wherein a ratio of filament width spread to filament length spread produced by the facets is at least 2:1. Preferably, the facets are arranged in axially adjacent rings. The facet rings can be successively offset in a rotational direction so as to reduce circumferential variations in the light pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventors: Robert E. Levin, Lieven A. DeWeerdt
  • Patent number: 5272406
    Abstract: A source of red light includes a double-bore capillary tube having a pair of ends and a convoluted shape. A pair of electrodes is located at one end of the capillary tube and disposed within respective bores. An ionizable medium is enclosed within the capillary tube and includes neon at a pressure from about 300 to 600 torr. When energized, the ionizable medium generates an arc discharge between the electrodes consisting primarily of radiation in the range of from 590 to 670 nanometers. An outer jacket of vitreous material may surround the capillary tube and contain an inert gas (e.g., nitrogen) at a predetermined pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventors: Kirti B. Chakrabarti, Robert E. Levin
  • Patent number: 5271911
    Abstract: An improved method for substantially removing potassium from potassium-bearing molybdenum trioxide involves the use of a leach solution in a weight ratio of seven parts of the leach solution to one part molybdenum trioxide at a temperature of at least 90.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventor: Michael J. Cheresnowsky
  • Patent number: 5271077
    Abstract: A reflector for coupling light from a light source into an optical waveguide includes input and output ends, a central axis and a reflecting surface disposed around the central axis. A light source, such as an arc lamp, is positioned on the central axis at the input end of the reflector. An input end of an optical waveguide is positioned on the central axis at the output end of the reflector. The reflecting surface has a first section adjacent to the input end with a first curvature that is concave toward the central axis, a second section adjacent to the output end with a second curvature that is concave away from the central axis, and an inflection section between the first and second sections. The first and second curvatures are selected to reflect light through the output end of the reflector within a prescribed range of angles that corresponds to the acceptance angle of the optical waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventors: Kacia K. Brockman, Timothy Fohl, Pablo A. Vicharelli
  • Patent number: D342331
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph P. Gallant
  • Patent number: D343384
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventors: William E. Stone, Jr., David P. Adams
  • Patent number: D343916
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. King, James J. Murphy