Patents Assigned to Sulzer Brothers Ltd.
  • Patent number: 5515871
    Abstract: The hollow needle (1) for medical use comprises a duct (10), which usually contains an aperture (11) which is elliptic or similar to an ellipse. The edge (14) of this aperture (11) is rounded by melting in the converging part (14') when regarded from the point (1') of the hollow needle (1). The process for rounding the edge (44) by melting uses a laser (45) which is pulsated or operates continuously, in the effective range (45') of which the part (44') to be rounded of the edge (44) lies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Assignee: Sulzer Brothers Ltd.
    Inventors: Vladimir Bittner, Roger Dekumbis
  • Patent number: 5127146
    Abstract: A method of forming thin metal sections of reactive metals which prevents high-temperature accelerated corrosion during hot working. The reactive metal section is placed in a non-reactive metal frame. Two non-reactive metal sections are machined to form depressions in which a release agent is deposited. The framed reactive metal section is interleaved between the two non-reactive metal sections such that the release agent is interposed between the principal surfaces of the reactive metal section and the non-reactive metal sections. The assembly is then clampled and welded together along the perimeter. The laminate structure is hot worked as by hot rolling to the desired gauge. The release agent flows to form a continuous barrier during hot working which prevents bonding of the non-reactive sections to the reactive metal section. Since the reactive metal section is encapsulated in a non-reactive metal jacket, oxidation and other degradation of the reactive metal section during hot working is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: Sulzer Brothers, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerome P. Wittenauer
  • Patent number: 5083590
    Abstract: The three-way valve has a chamber in the body which is adapted to provide a connection from an outlet passage to both inlet passages. One inlet passage is closed by a valve lid which bears on a valve seat and which functions as an automatic outlet valve when the armatures moves into a top position. The other valve lid moves independently in dependance on the inlet pressure of the second inlet passage and the pressure in the outlet passage. In the illustrated rest position, the armature acts by way of a convex closure member to press the lower valve lid onto a valve seat about the second inlet passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Assignees: Sulzer Brothers Ltd., Honeywell-Lucifer
    Inventors: Andre Gattolliat, Jean-Pierre Ramillon
  • Patent number: 4854716
    Abstract: The device for processing bone cement includes a mixing station with a stirrer for mixing the components of the bone cement under vacuum. The device also includes a resting station in which the mixed ingredients may be stationed for a resting period, processing period and curing period. The temperature-dependent reaction time on the polarmarization reaction can be taken into account in determining the discrete time intervals by means of a temperature sensor for sensing ambient temperature. Acoustic and visual signal generating devices are also provided to indicate the end of each time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Assignees: Sulzer Brothers Ltd., Allo Pro AG
    Inventors: Edeltraud Ziemann, Andreas Ziemann
  • Patent number: 4834759
    Abstract: The external bowl of the hip joint endoprosthesis is provided with a plurality of circumferential rows of projections. In addition, each projection is provided with a flank in a plane perpendicular to the axis of symmetry of the bowl and a second flank which faces the equatorial plane of the bowl which defines an angle of from to with the other flank. Upon penetration into bone tissue, the flanks displace and condense the tissue to approximately the same extent so that the axial force components acting on the flanks are approximately equal. This reduces the tendency of the endoprosthesis to be expelled from the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignees: Sulzer Brothers Ltd., Protek AG
    Inventors: Lorenzo Spotorno, Otto Frey
  • Patent number: 4813960
    Abstract: The hip joint endoprosthesis has a plastic socket body with a hemispherical outer surface and a wire mesh metal grid partially embedded in the socket body surface. The metal grid has a plurality of rib-like projections extending outwardly along meridian lines of the socket body in order to define regions therebetween for receiving a minimum thickness of bone cement for anchoring of the endoprosthesis in a bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignees: Sulzer Brothers Ltd., Protek AG
    Inventor: Maurice E. Muller
  • Patent number: 4784188
    Abstract: An air jet weaving machine has a weft deflector (7, 90, 23, 22) to keep the weft yarn away from the shed after the occurrence of a disturbance. The deflector is disposed between the picking nozzle (61) and the weft yarn entry into the weft duct (12). Before the discharge orifice of the picking nozzle (61) in the rear position of the sley (10) a rod-like yarn guide (90) extends as far as the shears (8), deflects the yarn into the funnel (23) and introduces the yarn into the shears (8). Thanks to the provision of the yarn guide (90), the weft yarn can be parted off by a single pair of shears (8) both after a normal pick and after a deflection. The weft yarn (5) is deflected by a blowing nozzle (7) transversely to the picking nozzle (61) by way of the yarn guide (90) and is removed by way of a funnel (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Assignee: Sulzer Brothers Ltd.
    Inventor: Hubert P. van Mullekom
  • Patent number: 4745914
    Abstract: The medullary cavity barrier is made of a metal in a rosette manner with leaves which are permanently and elastically deformable. The barrier is porous to the extent of being permeable to blood, fat and gases but impermeable to the passage of bone cement. During implantation, each outwardly extending leaf bends relative to a central core to fix the barrier within a tubular bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Assignees: Sulzer Brothers Ltd., Protek AG
    Inventors: Otto Frey, Rudolf Koch
  • Patent number: 4736777
    Abstract: The rapier is constructed so that the tongue is guided at one end by an articulated connection to the actuating lever and at the opposite end in the hook. Guide surfaces for the tongue in the casing are eliminated. A compression spring biases the tongue into the hook and a second spring biases the tongue tip against one flank of the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: Sulzer Brothers Ltd.
    Inventor: Lothar Kohler
  • Patent number: 4728329
    Abstract: The prosthetic band is formed of concentric flexible sleeve-like elements formed of braided filaments for use as a transverse ligament for a knee joint. The band has a central flexible zone having a longitudinal stretchability of from 5 to 25 percent in response to a tension of 50 N/square millameters while also having relatively rigid end zones for anchoring to a bone. The flexible zone of the band can be drawn into a bore in a bone while under tension and, upon release of the tension, the flexible zone will swell up in the bore to ensure intimate contact with the bone tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1988
    Assignees: Sulzer Brothers Ltd., Protek AG
    Inventor: Christian Mansat
  • Patent number: 4718916
    Abstract: The total implant is constructed of a prosthesis shank, a U-shaped plastic insert which envelops the proximal region of the shank, a deformable sheet metal jacket about the plastic insert and a pair of wedges which are driven into a space between the sides of the prosthesis shank and the sheet metal jacket in order to expand the jacket against the bone during implantation. A guide sleeve is also disposed at the distal end of the shank to slidably receive and guide the distal end of the shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1988
    Assignees: Sulzer Brothers Ltd., Protek AG
    Inventor: Erwin W. Morscher
  • Patent number: 4716940
    Abstract: The safeguard device has a light beam emitter secured to a pivotal lever for movement between an operative position and a retracted position. In addition, a plate is pivotally mounted relative to the lever to move with the lever. The plate is formed with a recess to expose the light beam when the lever is in an operative position and is otherwise shaped to mask the emitter when the lever is pivoted into a retracted position. Masking of the light beam serves to signal a need for interrupting the operation of the weaving machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Assignee: Sulzer Brothers Ltd.
    Inventor: Heinz Baumann
  • Patent number: 4699180
    Abstract: The vibration-damping mounting for the weaving machine comprises a number of bearing elements which rest on the weaving shed floor. The bearing elements are relatively rigid vertically and are resilient only horizontally. For good horizontal vibration damping, the spring rate of the bearing elements referred to the total mass of a weaving machine must not exceed the value ##EQU1## horizontally, while the spring rates of the bearing elements should be at least 10 times greater. With this kind of mounting, which is of more use particularly for weaving machine frames not having great torsional resistance, the environment near a weaving machine group experiences in practice surprisingly low amplitudes of vibration which are many times less than the amplitudes of vibration associated with a rigid machine mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1987
    Assignee: Sulzer Brothers, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ammann Stefan, Herzig Marcel
  • Patent number: 4693069
    Abstract: A heat-insulating jacket extends around each rotating can of a doubling machine. Half way up the height of the can envelope surface, an extraction line for extracting the air heated by friction as the can rotates extends into the interior between the jacket and the can. The end-face boundaries of the rotating can and/or top and bottom closure members of the jacket are such that the pressures of the air drawn into the jacket are at least substantially equal at the top and at the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1987
    Assignees: Sulzer Brothers Ltd., Carl Hamel Spinn-& Zwirnmaschine AG
    Inventors: Christian Imhof, Gerhard Kempf
  • Patent number: 4666449
    Abstract: The hip joint socket is formed of a socket body of relatively elastic material, for example of plastic, and one or more reinforcement rings which are shrunk fit on the socket body under a prestress. The rings impart rigidity to the hip joint socket. The rings may protrude from the contour of the socket body or may have projections which protrude from the contour of the socket body in order to improve fixation in a cement bed or pelvic cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Assignees: Sulzer Brothers Ltd., Protek AG
    Inventors: Otto Frey, Peter G. Niederer
  • Patent number: 4635684
    Abstract: The projectile weaving machine is provided with a torsion bar arrangement wherein oil is delivered to a central part of the torsion bar during operation. The oil circuit includes an oil entry in or near the torsion bar mounting and an annular chamber which is defined by a casing part about the torsion bar. A cooler is also provided in the oil circuit for cooling of the oil and the hydraulic brake assembly for the torsion bar is incorporated in the oil circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Assignee: Sulzer Brothers Ltd.
    Inventor: Otto Hintsch
  • Patent number: 4551204
    Abstract: The headbox contains a nozzle channel merging at a distributor device for the fiber stock suspension. The nozzle channel contains two lip members bounding a slice opening for forming a substantially flat stock jet. At least one of these lip members is subdivided into at least two lip portions which extend over longitudinal sections of the nozzle channel which are located behind one another in the flow direction of the fiber stock suspension and which are adjustably connected with one another and can be fixed in their adjusted position. At least one of these lip portions is adjustable relative to the distributor device and the neighboring lip portion of the same lip member essentially transversely to the stock flow direction towards and away from the oppositely located lip member, in order to change the pattern or course of the cross-sectional area of the nozzle channel. This enables accommodation of the geometry of the nozzle channel to different products and production requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: Sulzer Brothers Ltd.
    Inventors: Herbert Holik, Rudiger Kurtz
  • Patent number: 4488579
    Abstract: The gripper projectile has a spring-biased clamping member which is biased against a guide nozzle into which a weft yarn is blown in by a weft yarn supplying nozzle. The clamping member is provided with an aperture which enables a projectile opener to be introduced to retract the clamping member from the nozzle to permit the nozzle to directly communicate with discharge orifices in the side walls of the projectile. With the clamping member in the retracted position, a weft yarn end can be delivered while the yarn entraining air is immediately discharged along with any fluff that may be carried by the air stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1984
    Assignee: Sulzer Brothers, Ltd.
    Inventor: Paul Lincke
  • Patent number: 4485848
    Abstract: The terry weaving machine is provided with a deflecting mechanism for guiding the edge warp yarns therethrough to retain the tucked-in end of a weft yarn in tong-like fashion. The deflecting mechanism may be in the form of a plate with a single slot or may be defined by a pair of adjustable jaws so that the slot can be sized depending upon the size and type of yarns being woven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Assignee: Sulzer Brothers, Ltd.
    Inventor: Franz Eisenlohr
  • Patent number: 4483372
    Abstract: The tensioning apparatus for adjusting the tension of a whip roll in a weaving machine employs an adjustable eccentric element which is connected to the tension spring. The eccentric element includes an eccentrically mounted pin which can be moved about an axis of the eccentric element in order to make an adjustment in the force supplied to the tensioning lever by the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1984
    Assignee: Sulzer Brothers, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hans Demuth