Patents Examined by K. J. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 4418452
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing light detection units which comprise a photocathode disposed on an entrance window, an electron detector including a semiconductor junction, and means which transmit the electrons from the photocathode to the electron detector including a perforated aperture plate disposed between the entrance window and the electron detector. The photocathode is formed on a surface of the entrance window after assembling the entrance window and electron detector to the means which transmit the electrons. Perforations in the aperture plate are covered with spherical shields while the photocathode is formed on the surface of the entrance window. The shields are then removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1983
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Walter H. Kuhl, Johannes A. J. Van Leunen, Bart van der Eijk, Antonius J. J. M. van der Bolt, Arthur M. E. Hoeberechts
  • Patent number: 4410309
    Abstract: A spark plug center electrode comprises a core of material having good thermal conductivity surrounded by a sheath of corrosion resisting material. During manufacture of the electrode, the core is joined to the sheath by means of a welded joint which extends only over the zone of the inner basal surface of the sheath part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1983
    Assignee: G. Rau GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Dieter Stockel, Friedrich Schneider
  • Patent number: 4407658
    Abstract: A method of constructing a gas discharge display device in such a manner that contaminants found within the completed display are significantly reduced. The process for assembly of the display incorporates the utilization of a spacer member having a higher melting temperature than the display's perimeter seal and is designed to hold the plates apart without letting certain portions of the sealing material contact the opposing substrate. The use of the spacer member of high temperature material permits a higher temperature to be achieved in the vacuum furnace for evacuating the contaminants produced by out-gassing of impurities in the dielectric and conductive materials as well as the glass substrates and the sealing material. The sealing time for the display after evacuation is shortened to prevent or greatly reduce the possible entrapment of impurities in the display during the higher temperature final sealing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1983
    Assignee: Beckman Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Bernot, Kenneth Brown
  • Patent number: 4395242
    Abstract: In the novel method of electrically processing a completed and operative CRT, the portion of the focus electrode that faces a high-voltage electrode is heated at temperatures above about 700.degree. C. and then is subjected to RF spot-knocking. The novel method can be applied during the initial processing of the CRT and/or subsequently during a reprocessing procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1983
    Assignee: RCA Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Liller, Donald J. Shahan
  • Patent number: 4360043
    Abstract: A component lead wire cutting equipment includes upper and lower levers for gripping a pair of lead wires of an electric component extending in the same direction. A driving device moves the levers. A pair of cutter blades are mounted on the levers to spread the pitch of the lead wires to a given size, and to cut off the lead wires. A pair of regulating convex portions regulate the movement of the lead wires along their spreading direction in the position between the cutter blades and the component body. During the cutting operation of the lead wires the component is prevented from being broken or from being inclined in its body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1982
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Maeda, Fumikazu Taniguchi, Kazuhiko Narikiyo
  • Patent number: 4357966
    Abstract: A collapsible frame for supporting a container is manufactured from two loops formed from a single length of wire which are intertwined to form a handle and sprung to form base members which are yieldably urged apart. An inwardly narrowed neck portion is formed intermediate the handle and the base members to provide points of support for the container. A containment loop encompasses the neck portion of the frame and inwardly urges the points of support against the container as it is pushed into position within the containment loop. The base members are capable of being pressed into a planar assembly when the container is removed to allow a plurality of similarly constructed frames to be compactly stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: George Koch Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Stanley E. Williams
  • Patent number: 4353494
    Abstract: Metal annuli formed of chill cast metal for subsequent conversion into finished products are produced between at least one pair of inner and outer rollers forming between them a roll-pass, the outer one of which is driven and the inner one, of less diameter than the open central area of the annulus being formed and eccentrically positioned in said open central area, is free turning. Provision is made for moving the axis of rotation of the annulus being formd as the overall diameter increases in such manner that the relation between place of delivery of the hot strip with respect to the winding apparatus remains constant. Preferably the annulus forming apparatus is combined with a continuous casting apparatus whereby the formation of the strip and the forming of the annulus take place at the same speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1982
    Inventor: Erik A. Olsson
  • Patent number: 4347966
    Abstract: Method for fixing a zircalloy guide tube of a nuclear reactor fuel assembly to the steel end plate of said assembly, wherein the following stages are successively formed:the previously expanded end of the guide tube is engaged around a sleeve until it abuts against a first outer shoulder of said sleeves;said end is covered with a force-fitted ferrule and the tube is squeezed against the sleeve, then the upper end of the ferrule is welded to the sleeve above the said first outer shoulder;the sleeve--tube--ferrule assembly is introduced into an opening provided for this purpose in the end plate and having a shoulder, until a second outer shoulder of the sleeve abuts against the said shoulder of the end plate opening;the upper part of the sleeve is welded to the upper part of the opening of the end plate of the assembly.The invention also relates to an apparatus for fixing the zircalloy guide tube to the steel end plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1982
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique
    Inventor: Claude Feutrel
  • Patent number: 4335494
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for forming elongated solid shapes from solid flowable materials such as metal powders, metal shot, fragments or segments of metal in a weldable condition by continuously feeding same to die means which includes two or more power rotated rolls or rollers between which the flowable material is fed and compressed to define its shape. In one form the flowable material or particles may be cold pressured welded into the shape defined by the surfaces of the rolls and their spacing. In another form, heat may be generated within or transferred to the material between the rolls by induction or resistence heating means disposed within or adjacent to the rolls, wherein the heat and the high pressure applied to the material by the rolls serves to fuse or weld the material fed therebetween into a solid porous or non-porous mass as it is fed through the rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1982
    Inventor: Jerome H. Lemelson
  • Patent number: 4332342
    Abstract: A method of and a device for soldering components on thick-film substrates according to the reflow method. Successively, the substrates are preheated, followed by heating to the soldering temperature, after which they are cooled. A wave of molten metal of a given temperature is used for preheating, heating and cooling of the substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1982
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventor: Henricus C. A. van Der Put
  • Patent number: 4331278
    Abstract: Apparatus comprising a frame disposable in spaced relationship about a pipe uses a ring mounted thereon for carrying a welding head around the pipe. A welding torch is provided on the head for movement into the welding area to form a weld about the pipe during rotation of the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1982
    Inventors: Charles R. Sherer, William R. Mercer
  • Patent number: 4331283
    Abstract: The specification discloses manufacture of clad rod and the like by rolling cladding strip on to the core rod. By matching the core rod cross section, cladding strip cross section, and roll pass design a composite clad rod of improved concentricity may be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1982
    Assignee: Copperweld Corporation
    Inventor: Malcolm J. Fraser
  • Patent number: 4331280
    Abstract: A method for jointing two pipes such as an aluminum pipe and a copper pipe by friction welding. The aluminum pipe is inserted into a bore of a ring made of a heat resistant material, the bore having a straight section and a tapered section continuous from the straight section. The copper pipe has a tapered end peripheral surface. The copper pipe is pressed at its tapered end, in a rotating state, against the end of the aluminum pipe so as to expand the latter. As a result, an ironing is effected on the aluminum pipe by the straight section of the bore of the ring, such that the aluminum pipe overlies the straight section of the copper pipe in close contact with the latter. Consequently, the tapered surface of the copper pipe is friction welded to corresponding portion of the aluminum pipe while the latter is being backed up by the tapered section of the bore of the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1982
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Terabayashi, Kenichi Waragai, Atsuya Kamada, Masaru Kobayashi, Izumi Ochiai, Yoiti Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 4331282
    Abstract: In the manufacture of glazing panels comprising sheets marginally bonded together, in order to simplify and speed up production, a method of effecting bonding between at least one such sheet and one or more members assembled in marginal contact therewith, comprising bringing the assembly within the sphere of treatment means which is carried by a frame and causing the treatment means to act simultaneously on each side margin of the assembly to bond it together. In an apparatus for performing the method, in order to accommodate assemblies of different sizes carried by a support, each beam of the frame is coupled at one end relative to a movable coupling, whereby the end of each beam is movable along another beam in the direction of whose length its end coupling is movable, so that the size of the frame can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1982
    Assignee: BFG Glassgroup
    Inventors: Theo Janssens, Victor Willems
  • Patent number: 4330074
    Abstract: In the welding of tubes with bevelled ends without heels or root-faces, all the weldings beads are made from the outside of the tubes with the tubes being in contact with local gap not exceeding 2 mm. The first and second welding beads are made both by the up-hill method and the down-hill method with the axis of the welding torches at the same inclination to the normal or the radius of the pipe and the accuracy of welding is improved by the use of mechanical guiding means for the welding means comprising at least one roller which bears on the bevelled ends of the tubes adjacent the welding zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1982
    Assignees: Compagnie Francaise des Peteroles, Etudes Petrolieres Marines
    Inventors: Andre E. Minkiewicz, Norbert Poirier
  • Patent number: 4328920
    Abstract: A portable electronics repair system including a portable container, a motor disposed within the container, an air/vacuum pump disposed within the container and driven by the motor, an electrical power source removably connected to the container for driving the motor, and a desolderer removably connected to the air/vacuum pump, the desolderer including an electrical heater assembly energized by the electrical power source.The desolderer includes a high heat, low energy consumption heater assembly and desoldering tip combination which facilitates rapid heating of the tip to soldering melting temperatures. An improved heater assembly is also provided which may be removably connected to the desolderer handle. The solder collector tube may be disposed within the desolderer handle and mounted with respect to an outer sleeve of the heater assembly. Means are provided for connecting the heating wire to the space outside the solder collector tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1982
    Assignee: Pace Incorporated
    Inventor: Alexander J. Vella
  • Patent number: 4328921
    Abstract: A method is described for attaching a preformed solder ring to a cover used to hermetically seal a container for a semiconductor device. The surface of the preformed solder ring that engages the cover is caused to melt and bond to the cover on solidification while the opposite surface of the ring is maintained relatively cool in a solid state by abutment against the flat surface of a cooling block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1982
    Assignee: Cominco Ltd.
    Inventor: Shou C. Liang
  • Patent number: 4326663
    Abstract: A pyroelectric detector comprising a wafer of pyroelectric material, means for collecting electrical charge indicative of energy absorbed by the wafer, electrical means for removing and processing the collected charge, a base defining at least one supporting surface, and a flexible suspension for supporting the wafer in spaced relation to the supporting surface. The suspension includes a plurality of link elements each in the form of a thin metal wire fixed to the supporting surface and to a surface of the wafer and located around the periphery of the wafer. Each link preferably has a shape like an arch with both ends fixed to the supporting surface and the wafer surface fixed to the arch between the ends thereof. The link elements have sufficient strength to hold the wafer in spaced relation to the supporting surface, and the links have sufficient flexibility to absorb shock and vibration forces and to compensate for different coefficients of thermal expansion of said wafer and said supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1982
    Assignee: Eltec Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Friedrich H. Oettel
  • Patent number: 4321952
    Abstract: An improved hand tool is disclosed for tightening strap fasteners such as money bag seals or cable ties or the like. The tool is a plier-like device having a pair of jaws including a pawl mechanism which engages teeth on the strap. After the fastener is drawn tightly around the bag neck or cable with a predetermined fastening force, the tool automatically severs the fastener. A knife on the tool then is used to cut the free end from the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1982
    Assignee: American Casting & Mfg. Corporation
    Inventor: Ephraim Natkins
  • Patent number: 4319708
    Abstract: An electrically conductive path through an insulating plate (10) is produced by forcing sheets of conductive material (13, 14) into contact through a hole (11) in the plate (10). The sheets (13, 14) are forced together with sufficient force to produce a cold weld junction, which is then plated with a conductive metal (102). Dies for producing the cold weld utilize metallic spheres (110), rods (188) or chemically etched projections (228). Shaped dies (268, 272) form a crimped joint without a cold weld, and offset dies (246, 250) produce a raised junction (252) for use as a mount for a planar component. In manufacturing a printed circuit board (160) the cold weld die (158) is produced with the same drill hole pattern as used to form the drill holes in the printed circuit board (160).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Inventor: Robert B. Lomerson