Patents Examined by Charles A. Pearson
  • Patent number: 4867586
    Abstract: An ink ribbon cassette with two projecting arms between which an ink ribbon is held exposed for printing. The cassette has a positioning slit in one of the arms, extended perpendicular to the running direction of the ink ribbon, and two side fixing projections. The former fixes the cassette in the running direction of the ribbon while the latter fix the cassette in the vertical direction, thus securing improved mounting of the cassette and preventing undesirable movement of the cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Noboru Shimoyama
  • Patent number: 4864929
    Abstract: A resilient sheet gripper for a sheet-fed rotary printing press having a gripper shaft to which is secured a pivoting clamping member in resilient relationship with a pivotable gripper finger having a fulcrum and adjsutable biasing, is provided including a base member mounted loosely around the gripper shaft, a joint on the base member for pivotally securing the finger to the base member, a plurality of compression springs disposed on opposite sides of the gripper shaft with associated stops for adjustably pressing the gripper finger and the base member against the clamping member, and another stop which acts against the cylinder upon closure of the gripper finger thereby moving the fulcrum of the gripper finger from the gripper shaft to the joint so as to change the gripper finger lever transmission which then increases the retaining force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Assignee: M.A.N.-Roland Druckmaschinen
    Inventor: Claus Simeth
  • Patent number: 4859097
    Abstract: A ribbon cartridge is disclosed for typewriters and similar office machines which require frequent changes of the ribbon. The ribbon cartridge includes a tub-shaped base and cover and an integral sealing member by means of which the openings in the ribbon cartridge can be hermetically sealed for shipping and storage and which is easily removable prior to insertion in the holding device of the office machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1989
    Assignee: Olympia Werke AG
    Inventor: Klaus-Dieter Frerichs
  • Patent number: 4859099
    Abstract: An apparatus for automatically loading a printer with a recording medium, having a medium feeding motor, a carriage with a print head, a medium guide pivotable between a first position for urging the medium against a medium support, and a second position away from the support, a release member actuated by the motor, for pivoting the guide to the second position, a clutch operable between an operated position for transmitting a motion of the motor to the release member, a non-operated position in which the motion is not transmitted to the release member, and an intermediate position, a switching device operable by a movement of the carriage to a loading standby position, for operating the clutch from the non-operated position to the intermediate position in which a movement of the carriage away from the loading standby position toward the printing area permits the clutch to return to the non-operated position unless the motor is activated, and a controller for controlling the medium loading operation, by movin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1989
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seiichi Kanemoto, Mutsuo Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 4859098
    Abstract: A paper feeder for a printer which is adapted for feeding both continuous printing paper and cut sheet printing paper. A second frame which may carry the platen supports the rear end of a first frame which in turn supports the tractor feeder in such a manner that the first frame can be rotated backward from a first position adapted for feeding continuous paper to a second position adapted for making a room for mounting a paper guide to the printer. If the tractor feeder is adapted for pushing continuous paper towards the platen, continuous paper can be kept on the tractor feeder even when the second frame is at its second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1989
    Inventors: Norio Kawashima, Hidemi Haga
  • Patent number: 4856921
    Abstract: A rotary wheel printer such as a daisy wheel printer comprises a rotatable platen for winding a print paper sheet partially therearound, a carriage movable along the platen, a type wheel mounted on the carriage in confronting relation to the platen and having a plurality of type fonts and a correcting section. First drive means are mounted on the carriage for driving the type wheel to rotate about its own axis, and hammer means are also mounted on the carriage for moving toward one of the type fonts or one of the correcting sections while it is held at rest in a printing position. Second drive means are mounted on the carriage for driving the hammer means, and ribbon feeder means are provided for successively feeding ink ribbon accommodated in a ribbon cassette mounted on the carriage and a correcting ribbon accommodated in the ribbon cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 4856426
    Abstract: Sheet-fed rotary printing machine having printing units arranged in tandem for processing both paper as well as cardboard with single-side multicolor or first form and perfector printing and having at least one sheet-turning device, each of the printing units having four cylinders consisting, in addition to a plate and a blanket cylinder of given diameter, of an impression cylinder and a transfer cylinder each having double the diameter of the respective plate and blanket cylinders, includes a base frame located between two of the printing units and carrying only two cylinders consisting of a transfer cylinder and a storage cylinder, each having a diameter double that of the respective plate and blanket cylinders, the one of the two printing units located downstream of the base frame in travel direction of a sheet through the printing machine having a transfer cylinder in the form of a sheet-turning cylinder with respective rows of tongs-grippers disposed 180.degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Arno Wirz
  • Patent number: 4854235
    Abstract: Hand-operated stamp assemblies include easily changeable magnetic rubber strips carrying raised reverse-printed printing indicia, and the strips carry forwarded-printed identifying indicia on their reverse sides. An ink pad is carried in a spring-biased hinged cover in one embodiment. Various embodiments include a handle member within which the magnetic rubber stamps may be stored and magnetically held in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Inventor: Donald A. Lyon
  • Patent number: 4852488
    Abstract: A sheet transfer drum for a recto and verso printing press having a two-piece section device, each piece being mounted on a diagonal slide, the slides being angled in opposite directions, so that the two pieces hold the two corners of the trailing edge of the sheet and stretch the corners in opposite axial directions as well as the circumferential direction of the sheet transfer drum. The stretching of the sheet is synchronized to the rotation of the transfer drum and effected by a control cam cooperating with a cam fixed to the printing press frame. The suction of the suction device is synchronized to rotation of the transfer drum by a commuting air connection between the suction device and a source of suction external to the press frame. The suction device is also adjustably mounted to the shaft of the transfer drum so that sheets of various length may be stretched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Assignee: MAN Roland Druckmaschinen
    Inventors: Paul Abendroth, Josef Mathes, Roland Holl
  • Patent number: 4850371
    Abstract: A non-invasive apparatus for continuously measuring the cardiac output and cardio-respiratory function includes a gas sampling device which is inserted into the mouth of a human subject. The gas sampling device may be a disposable endotracheal tube or a smaller disposable mouthpiece. Each of these gas sampling devices is provided with a plurality of passages for sampling the lung gases and for continuously sampling the gas pressure on opposite sides of a capillary restriction member. A miniature motor pump mass spectrometer module is mounted on the upper end of the endotracheal tube or mouthpiece. Electronic circuitry connected to the mass spectrometer permits constant visual monitoring of the cardiac output and cardio-respiratory function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Inventors: John H. Broadhurst, Marvin B. Bacaner
  • Patent number: 4848013
    Abstract: In ground engaging tools, reliable fastening devices are needed to quickly and effectively secure replaceable earth working tips to adapters. The fastening pin assembly should be configured in such a way as to prevent pin loss or breakage which causes the tip to be lost and/or the adapter damaged. This invention consists of two pins and an interconnecting and retaining means. When assembled, each pin will extend approximately to the middle portion of the adapter through axially aligned bores defined in both the tip and adapter. The interconnecting and retaining means is located in the middle portion of the adapter between the two pins and retains the pins in the adapter bore. This invention protects against pin loss/and or breakage and is beneficial to all type of earth working replaceable tip applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Bowman, Mark S. Diekevers, William J. Renski
  • Patent number: 4846596
    Abstract: An expansion electronic equipment adapted to be attached to a main electronic equipment comprises locking means fixed to one end of the expansion electronic equipment and adapted to be locked by the main electronic equipment, opening means formed at the other end of the expansion electronic unit spaced from the one end, and fixing means having a head of a larger diameter than a diameter of the opening means and a flange of a larger diameter than the diameter of the opening means. The fixing means fixes the expansion electronic equipment to the main electronic equipment by engaging to the opening means by the head and the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Noriaki Haranishi
  • Patent number: 4843960
    Abstract: A type carrier set (10) for a stamp printing mechanism is described which comprises a plurality of type carriers (12) which carry print types (22) at their outer surface in consecutive fields (16). The type carriers (12) are disposed parallel adjacent each other in the order necessary for use in the stamp printing mechanism. The adjacently disposed type carriers (12) are connected together by connecting webs (28) adapted to be sheared off. In the method according to the invention for assembly the stamp printing mechanism using a type carrier set according to the invention in which the type carriers are endless bands, the type bands connected together are separated from each other consecutively in each case on turning for the first time of the setting shaft by shearing off the connecting webs (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Assignee: Esselte Meto International GmbH
    Inventors: Gottfried Ernst, Friedrich Oess
  • Patent number: 4844636
    Abstract: A unitary tape-ribbon cartridge having an improved ribbon rewind feature for use in a lettering system. The cartridge includes both a tape supply and a ribbon supply provided from tape and ribbon supply housing portions, a guide member for guiding the ribbon toward a lettering station and reversing its direction of movement from a supply path to a rewind path into a ribbon rewind housing portion which is laterally spaced from, but generally parallel to, the tape and ribbon supply housing portions. The ribbon rewind mechanism includes a ribbon rewind spool having a rewind portion and peripheral gear teeth for rotating the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Assignee: Kroy Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. Paque
  • Patent number: 4840506
    Abstract: A printer includes a main body having an upper opening. A platen is arranged in the main body such that it opposes the opening. A cover is mounted on the main body such that it is pivotable between a closing position, for covering the opening except for a portion above the platen, and an opening position, for exposing the opening. A cutter having a blade is supported on the inner surface of the cover such that it opposes the main body. The cutter is pivotable between a stand-by position, where the blade is located above the platen, a cutting position, where the blade abuts against the peripheral surface of the platen, and a housing position, where the blade is located at a side opposite to the platen, about the pivotal center of the cutter. The cutter is selectively urged by springs toward the stand-by position or the housing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1989
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Kashiwagi
  • Patent number: 4838720
    Abstract: In a word processor which includes a display unit, a keyboard unit and a printer, the display unit and the printer being viewable by an operator of the keyboard unit, a paper guide device which is detachably mountable on the printer to feed paper to be printed on into the paper inlet slot of the printer has a flat guide surface against which the paper to be printed on can be positioned and a draft holding member which is movable between a first position which allows paper which is placed against the flat guide surface to be supplied into the paper inlet slot and a second position wherein draft paper placed against the flat guide surface will be supported thereon for viewing by an operator of the keyboard unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: Minolta Camera Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaaki Sakai, Sadao Ishihara, Touma Shimoyama
  • Patent number: 4838715
    Abstract: An ink ribbon cassette for supplying ink from an ink-impregnated material to an ink ribbon in which the ink-impregnated material is loaded directly in the cassette body without an ink tank, and in which leakage of ink caused, for instance, by vibration or sudden temperature change, is positively prevented. The ribbon cassette includes a cassette body having a container formed as an integral part thereof and a cover fixedly secured to the cassette body. The container accommodating the ink-impregnated material is formed in such a manner that a space is formed between the ink-impregnated material and the cover, and an ink pool having a capillary action is formed on the inner surface of an outer peripheral wall defining the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: Pilot Man-Nen Hitsu Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiromichi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 4836103
    Abstract: A cylinder apparatus of a sheet-fed rotary printing press having grippers which are pivotally supported inside a notch in a blanket cylinder brought into rolling contact with a plate cylinder and which is located in a vicinity of the leading edge of a printing plate on the plate cylinder, wherein phases of rotation of the plate and blanket cylinders are arranged such that the leading edge of the printing plate opposes a front end of the notch formed in the blanket cylinder which is located at a slightly advanced position with respect to a leading edge of the blanket, and a cam surface of a cam for opening/closing the grippers is shaped in such a manner that the grippers are kept opened when the leading edge of the printing plate opposes the front end of the notch formed in the blanket cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Assignee: Komori Printing Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Komori, Hiroyuki Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 4836106
    Abstract: This invention describes a direct master for offset printing. The master comprises a thin metal layer, a thermoplastic layer disposed on the metal layer, and a conductive oxide layer evaporated on the metal layer. When this master is subjected to electrical pulses from the styli of a printer, some of the thermoplastic layer diffuses through the oxide layer changing selected regions of the oxide layer to oleophilic regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ali Afzali-Ardakani, Keith S. Pennington
  • Patent number: RE33198
    Abstract: A backhoe bucket especially adapted for use in rock strata such as caliche, limestone and soapstone and plastic soils includes a shovel-nose configuration having a plurality of spaced-apart teeth symmetrically arranged along upwardly and rearwardly inclined leading edges of the angled bucket sidewalls. The sidewalls of the bucket to which the teeth are attached intersect a flat, horizontal bottom having a width substantially equal to the width of the tooth mounted thereto. The teeth are arranged in a symmetrical stair-step configuration with each tooth being above and behind an adjacent tooth closer to the center of the bucket. The teeth first fracture, then separate and guide material into the bucket. The rear wall of the bucket is a complex, curved panel which defines an internal volume shaped to receive and readily discharge spoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Inventor: Paul V. Ballinger