Patents Examined by Emmanuel Marcelo
  • Patent number: 7270218
    Abstract: A device moves a door seal for a displaceable door panel of an elevator car in an elevator installation with an elevator shaft having shaft doors. The movable door seal is arranged so that the door panel in a closed state is sealed off. The device includes an entrainer unit connected with the door panel and upon stopping of the elevator car at a floor executes a part movement. The device also includes a coupling mechanism mechanically connecting the entrainer unit with the door seal to bring the door seal out of a sealing position into an open position when the entrainer unit executes the part movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Peter J. Spiess, Dario Augugliaro
  • Patent number: 7261184
    Abstract: The invention comprises a support structure for an elevator system comprising a pit channel module having a first leg and a second leg connected at a corner, a header module having three sides forming a triangle which is disposed in a horizontal plane above the pit channel module, and pairs of car guide rails and counterweight guide rails extending vertically from the pit channel module to the header module. Vertical forces generated within the system are transferred from the rails through the pit channel module and into a foundation so that at least substantially no vertical load forces are imparted on the building structure which the system serves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Thyssen Elevator Capital Corp.
    Inventors: Patrick M. Bass, John W. Koshak
  • Patent number: 7243873
    Abstract: In a winding apparatus (1) of a stator (multi polar armature) winding a bundle of plural wire rods (5) on a circular core in which teeth (winding core) (9) are arranged circularly, an index mechanism (11) rotating the circular core (8) around its central axis, a core turning mechanism (30) turning the index mechanism (11), a nozzle (3) reeling out a plurality of wire rods (5), and a nozzle travel mechanism (15) traveling the nozzle in the three dimensional directions are provided. The index mechanism (11) and the nozzle travel mechanism (15) travel the nozzle (3) around each tooth (9) to wind the wire rods around each tooth (9), as well as the core turning mechanism (30) turns the index mechanism (11) and also the circular core (8) to eliminate the twist produced in the wire rods (5) wound around tooth (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Nittoku Engineering Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kaoru Noji
  • Patent number: 7237764
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a pin block for use with carpet gripping tools that comprise a plurality of downward extending pins that are canted towards the front of the pin block. Each pin is centered and supported in a pin support that forms an end surface thereby allowing only a pin tip to be exposed. Extending between each pair of pin supports is a fin that has a downward edge which is flush with the end surfaces of the pin supports to form a continuous contact surface that prevents the pin tips from penetrating through the carpet backing. Each pin block is adapted to stack together with other pin blocks to form ganged pin blocks to increase the gripping power of a carpet gripping tool comprising the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Beno J. Gundlach Company
    Inventor: Maurice Despins
  • Patent number: 7232087
    Abstract: A drag mechanism is arranged between a spool and a spool shaft and includes at least one first drag washer, at least one second drag washer and a drag knob. The at least one first drag washer has on an outer circumferential portion with at least one interlock protrusion. The at least one second drag washer is arranged with respect to the first drag washer along an axial direction of the spool. The drag knob is configured to be threaded onto the spool shaft to selectively adjust an amount of pressure acting on the first and second drag washers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Taisei Morise
  • Patent number: 7226039
    Abstract: The compact hoist assembly includes a housing having a molded plastic body sandwiched between parallel spaced metal plates, and an upper portion of the housing projects into an elongated mounting channel. The housing supports a rotary drive shaft which supports an annular rotary spool defining a groove receiving a cable having an inner end portion connected to the spool. A drive mechanism connects the shaft to the spool through a spring biased clutch and produces one revolution of the spool for multiple revolutions of the drive shaft. A down stop member moves radially within the groove while engaging the cable, and an alternate one-piece down stop member surrounds the cable and engages the spool on opposite sides of the groove. An elongated tire support bracket is connected to the outer end of the cable and has opposite inclined straight surfaces for self-centering wheels with center holes of different diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Troy Engineered Components and Assemblies Corporation
    Inventors: Marvin H. Sauner, Paul J. Rado, Jr., Jack D. Spencer
  • Patent number: 7226013
    Abstract: A fishing reel includes a clicking mechanism that produces an audible indication when fishing line is payed out from a rotatable line spool. The audible indication is created by the interaction of a clicking member and a flexibly mounted tab. The clicking mechanism is constructed such that the audible indication will not occur as the crank handle is being turned by a user to retrieve the fishing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Shakespeare Company, LLC
    Inventor: Young Kang
  • Patent number: 7226042
    Abstract: Disclosed is a winch drum for rotation about a rotation axis. The winch drum has a rope-receiving surface with a plurality of raised ridges defining substantially helical channels between them. The channels provide guidance for rope along the rope-receiving surface at least during rope release. The ridges have a meandering shape extending around the drum, formed from a series of alternating circumferential and axially inclined ridge elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Lewmar Limited
    Inventors: Tony Cobden, Christopher Lesley Treagust
  • Patent number: 7222764
    Abstract: A adjusting nut is arranged on a threaded spindle. The adjusting nut supports a first double arm lever unit with a first and a second arm. A second double arm lever unit is pivotally mounted at its first arm through a connecting strip to the second arm of the first double arm unit. The second arm of the second double arm unit is pivotally mounted through a control rod unit to a rocker. This rocker supports a upper feeding roller which co-operates with a lower feeding roller for a feeding of a strip shaped blank. The first arm of the first double arm unit supports a bolt which projects into a elongate hole of a eccentrically supported rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Bruderer AG
    Inventor: Oskar Eigenmann
  • Patent number: 7222814
    Abstract: A deflection for deflecting a strip in a reeling plant, in particular, of a metal strip from an initial channel to a final channel arranged above the initial channel and vice versa, wherein a drive acts with an upper drive roller on the upper side and with a lower drive roller on the lower side of the strip, can be improved when a temporarily pivotable into a strip, upper separating device is arranged downstream of the upper drive roller, and a temporarily pivotable into a strip, lower separating device is arranged downstream of the lower drive roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: SMS Demag AG
    Inventors: Andreas Bohn, Matthias Peters, Karl Hoen, Dominik Geibert
  • Patent number: 7213784
    Abstract: A bobbin (1) of plastic has a cylinder (2) and, formed integrally therewith, circumferential end flanges (3) and is made of a U-shaped channel. Each end flange (3) consists of a plurality of spaced-apart, essentially radial flange elements (4) which are distributed along the circumference of the cylinder (2). In a method of manufacturing such a bobbin, a U-shaped channel is made by injection moulding. The U shaped channel is given such a shape that its side walls consist of a plurality of spaced-apart wall elements which are distributed along the length of the channel. The channel is bent to form the cylinder (2) and its ends are connected with each other in this bent position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: AB Underphone
    Inventor: Sven-Ingvar Lundahl
  • Patent number: 7213798
    Abstract: A submerged vehicle extraction method employing a specifically designed apparatus known as the submerged vehicle extractor. The primary purpose of the submerged vehicle extractor is to facilitate the transferring of a vehicle that has broken through the frozen surface of a body of water from the water to the solid upper surface of the ice during the vehicle recovery process. This is done through the use of an elongate frame having a center pivot point and a winch. The sunken vehicle engages the extractor through the use of the winch and is then moved from the water to ice level via the extractors teeter totter type movement. Additionally, the use of the present invention also minimizes the stresses placed on the vehicle during the extraction process as the entire weight of the vehicle in this stressful operation is carried by the present invention through the frame of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Inventors: Gary Thompson, Jim Granger
  • Patent number: 7210606
    Abstract: A web conveyor is provided having a frame, a pair of conveyor rails, and at least one sag rail. The pair of conveyor rails is carried by the frame in laterally spaced-apart relation. The pair of conveyor rails is configured to support and convey respective edges of a thermoformable web of plastic material. The at least one sag rail includes a friction-reducing material provided along at least a portion of a top edge of the sag rail. The sag rail is provided between the conveyor rails and extends longitudinally along a web travel path. The sag rail is configured to support a web of material intermediate the conveyor rails. A web support apparatus having one or more of friction-reducing material, local, raised portions, and a temperature regulator is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Inventors: Jere F. Irwin, Dale L. Vantrease
  • Patent number: 7201300
    Abstract: A device for deflecting a web has at least one turning bar (1; 2) that can be shifted. A first turning bar holding device (11a, 11b; 11a, 11b, 11c) is connected with an axial end of the turning bar. A second turning bar holding device (12) is connected with the other axial end of the turning bar. A first guide is provided, along which the first turning bar holding device (11a, 11b; 11a, 11b, 11c) is guided movably. A second guide (22) is provided, along which the second turning bar holding means (12) is guided movably. An adjusting device (19, 20) is provided, by which at least one (11a, 11b; 11a, 11b, 11c) of the turning bar holding means is adjustable along its guide (21) in order to position it (11a, 11b; 11a, 11b, 11c) for shifting the turning bar (1; 2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: WIFAG Machinenfabrik
    Inventors: Daniel Buri, Thomas Seiler
  • Patent number: 7198221
    Abstract: A description is given of a device for controlling the discharging of rolls (R) from a rewinder, comprising a rolling surface (11) on which the rolls roll as they leave said rewinder and a member (17) able to rotate about an axis parallel to said rolling surface and perpendicular to the direction of discharge of the rolls. During operation, the rotatable member always rotates in the same direction about its own axis. It is provided with at least two roll retaining surfaces defining, with the rolling surface, a roll containing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giulio Betti, Angelo Benvenuti, Roberto Morelli
  • Patent number: 7198219
    Abstract: Fishing reel control apparatus, comprising a pulley carried for rotation in opposite directions; a ratchet wheel carried for rotation; a spring wire wrapped about a portion of the pulley and having a projecting end; a pivoted dog connected to the wire end so that endwise displacement of the wire effected by pulley rotation operates to release the dog from the ratchet wheel when the pulley is rotated in one direction, whereby a fishing line spool attached to the ratchet wheel is free to rotate, as the line pays out from the spool; and whereby when the pulley is rotated in opposite direction the wire is displaced to pivot the dog into engagement with the ratchet wheel, and the spool is rotated by the ratchet wheel to wrap the line as the pulley is rotated relative to the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Inventors: Harout Alajajyan, Sarkis Alajajyan
  • Patent number: 7195188
    Abstract: A fishing reel is disclosed including a spool for storing and dispensing line, and a winding mechanism for winding the line onto the spool about a winding axis, the spool is releasably secured in any one of a plurality of positions, each eccentrically offset from the winding axis to a different degree. A spool having an eccentrically positioned bore, a spindle positioned along an axis offset from the winding axis, the spindle being located within the bore of the spool, and a clutch releasably securing the spool in a desired position with respect to the spindle is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Strike Technology Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Maeder
  • Patent number: 7192009
    Abstract: A chain winch comprising a slack adjustor arranged for attachment to a chain for securing loads. The chain winch has a winding shaft and cooperating slack adjustor mounted on a frame for continuous rotation of the winding shaft by the slack adjustor, and the winding shaft incorporates a chain securing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Inventor: Navarre A. Massey
  • Patent number: 7191974
    Abstract: An apparatus for winding the stator for a dynamoelectric machine is provided. The apparatus includes a stator nest located on a mounting member, the stator nest including a front side for receiving a stator and a back side located opposite from the front side. The stator nest defines a horizontal longitudinal axis and includes a collet located at the front side for engaging and gripping the outer surface of a stator positioned within the collet. A collet actuator is located on a side of the mounting member opposite from the front side, and the collet actuator actuates the collet to engage with and disengage from the stator. A winding tool extends through the stator nest from the back side toward the front side. A reciprocating driver is connected to the winding tool for driving the winding tool in reciprocating movement relative to the stator nest. An oscillating driver connected to the winding tool drives the winding tool in oscillating movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Globe Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry C. Burch, Gary Ramage
  • Patent number: 7188757
    Abstract: An expander roller for the wrinkle-free guidance of webs in closed chambers comprises two stationary supporting bodies (7, 8) which are oriented with respect to one another at an obtuse angle in the proximity of a center plane (E—E). On both sides of the center plane (E—E) on the supporting bodies (7, 8) are disposed roller sections (12) with surfaces in the form of truncated cones with shell lines (M1, M2) and which during their rotation pass through positions in which said shell lines (M1, M2) are aligned with one another. The surfaces (12a) of the rollers are herein steplessly in line one with the other in succession and the rollers are supported via roller bearings in groups (10, 11) on the two supporting bodies (7, 8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Applied Materials GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Hein, Gunter Klemm, Wolfgang Klein