Patents Examined by Leonard H. Gerin
  • Patent number: 4185513
    Abstract: A mobile vehicle is disclosed having a boom pivotally mounted thereon for slewing about a vertical axis and a work head attached to the free end of the boom by a universal mounting. The universal mounting consists of a first housing having a base attached to the boom and a power driven worm in drive relation with a worm gear in the housing. The worm gear has a central hub to which is connected a second housing and which in turn has a driven worm in drive relation with a worm gear mounted therein. The worm gear in the second housing has a central hub and to which is attached a support carrying the work head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1980
    Assignee: C. H. Anderson and Associates Ltd.
    Inventors: James M. Ewart, Clay H. Anderson, Gerard St. Jean
  • Patent number: 4164154
    Abstract: A transmission for a two-worm press having counter running worms in a worm housing, which includes: a transmission housing, an additional housing connected to the transmission housing and detachably connectable to the worm housing, a first and second transmission output shaft respectively having different length and being supported by axial bearings and drivingly connectable to the worms by means of splined coupling sleeves. The first one of the two transmission output shafts has its free end designed for positive torque transmision and extends into a correspondingly designed hub-shaped end of an additional output shaft forming part of a step-down transmission and being arranged in the transmission housing. The two transmission output shafts are supported by radial bearings spaced from each other and from the additional output shaft. Each of the two transmission output shafts has a gear keyed thereto between the radial bearings while the two gears are in mesh with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1979
    Assignee: Thyssen Industrie Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Heinrich Schafer
  • Patent number: 4161124
    Abstract: Apparatus for the control by a cable of a speed change device comprising an articulated parallelogram including a fixed upper support, a laterally movable lower support and two parallel levers pivotably connected to the supports. A chain guide is secured to the lower support and is laterally movable therewith for derailing a chain on pinions of a free wheel cluster. The parallelogram is subject to an elastic member which deforms the parallelogram in one direction, the cable acting on the parallelogram to deform it in the other direction against the action of the elastic member. The sheath of the cable is secured to the upper support of the parallelogram and the cable itself is secured to the lower support of the parallelogram such that application of external force to the cable produces deformation of the parallelogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1979
    Assignee: Le Simplex
    Inventor: Lucien C. H. Juy, deceased
  • Patent number: 4158967
    Abstract: A power branching spur gear system has two main wheels which come into contact with one another through more than three intermediate wheels. Each intermediate wheel meshes with both main wheels, and every two intermediate wheels are disposed at a bearing element which is linked to a linking point which is non-coincident with the bearings of the intermediate wheels. The linking points of the bearing elements are directly or indirectly connected to one another by coupling members. The linking point of at least one bearing element is positioned in a scissor-shaped area, which is formed by the two resultant bearing forces of the two intermediate wheels which are disposed on the bearing element and in which the resultant of both bearing forces lies. The intermediate wheels exercise equidirectional torques on each main wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1979
    Assignee: A. Friedr. Flender & Co.
    Inventor: Karl-Heinz Vatterott
  • Patent number: 4156368
    Abstract: An adjustable tool including at least two tool parts, each having a work engaging surface, the parts being interconnected such that the work engaging surfaces are relatively movable, an elongated rotary and reciprocal, threaded actuator operatively associated with a part such that upon rotation or reciprocation of the actuator, relative movement between the parts will occur, a tool base mounting the parts in the actuator and a clutch on the base and receiving the actuator for selectively engaging or disengaging the threads on the actuator, the actuator being substantially freely reciprocal within the base when the threads are disengaged to allow rapid relative movement between the work engaging surfaces to occur to effect rapid adjustment of the relative position of the surfaces, the actuator being rotatable when the threads are engaged to effect fine adjustment and/or the application of clamping force by the work engaging surfaces. Also disclosed is an improved clutch construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1979
    Inventor: Carl D. Jackson
  • Patent number: 4155273
    Abstract: A drive apparatus for producing motion of a workpiece, such as adjustment of a rear-view mirror, comprises two drums arranged with the axes of rotation thereof being relatively offset. The two drums are individually rotatable by means of a single controller which is attached to each drum such that it is off-center in only one of the vertical and horizontal directions. Each drum controls either vertical or horizontal motion of the workpiece. A mirror head adapted for remote control using the drive apparatus is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1979
    Assignee: Fifth Patroy Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Harry J. Cosh
  • Patent number: 4155277
    Abstract: The control apparatus is capable of setting an automatic speed changing point corresponding to the output of the throttle position of an internal combustion engine and changing an automatic speed change range in accordance with an operation mode of a range select lever. The control apparatus is further capable of setting upper and lower limit speeds of the automatic speed change range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1979
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho
    Inventors: Teruo Minami, Terukazu Ito
  • Patent number: 4152956
    Abstract: An improved vehicle driven air conditioning compressor having a rotatable crankshaft and eccentric reciprocating pistons in which there is provided a spring system connected to the eccentric in such a manner that peak valves of torque during compression are minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1979
    Inventor: Rudolf Hintze
  • Patent number: 4152946
    Abstract: A transmission device includes a first element having rolling surfaces of revolution on a first axis, a second element having surfaces of revolution on a second axis intersecting the first axis at an acute angle equal to or slightly larger than an apex half-angle of each of a pair of generally conical surfaces on one of the elements. The rolling surfaces of both elements are symmetrically disposed axially on each side of the point of intersection. The second element is mounted such that its axis may perform conical movement about the axis of the other element. The second element may be allowed a degree of freedom to pivot about the point of intersection of the axes and in the plane containing the axes, so that during operation of the device, a gyroscopic couple of the body causes it to pivot so that the cone surfaces and their respective rolling surfaces come into rolling engagement at points one each side of the point of intersection of the axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1979
    Assignee: Vadetec Corporation
    Inventor: Yves Kemper
  • Patent number: 4152947
    Abstract: The invention concerns the control of an infinitely variable transmission, provided with an endless transmission member running over a primary and a secondary V-shaped pulley, one conical disc of each pulley being affixed to a shaft, respectively the primary and the secondary shaft, and the other conical disc being controlled in axial direction by a hydraulic cylinder-piston unit, respectively the primary and the secondary cylinder-piston unit, the tension in the endless transmission member being controlled by means of a first control valve and that the transmission ratio is controlled by regulating fluid supply and discharge from and to the other cylinder by means of a second control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1979
    Assignee: Van Doorne's Transmissie B.V.
    Inventors: Petrus H. van Deursen, Hemmo H. J. Ludoph
  • Patent number: 4152944
    Abstract: A piston type energy conversion machine such as an internal combustion engine in which the thrust of piston reciprocation is converted to nutational movement of a tube-like member journalled in a support which is driven in rotation about a primary engine axis. Also supported for rotation on the primary engine axis is a biconical element to which torque is transmitted by friction from the nutating member. The pistons operate in a plane which undergoes a swashing movement on a point at the intersection of the primary axis with the axis of nutation. Also the connection of the pistons to the nutating member is by way of linkage including swivel links which function to absorb the thrust of each piston power stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1979
    Assignee: Vadetec Corporation
    Inventor: Yves J. Kemper
  • Patent number: 4152945
    Abstract: A power transmitting mechanism for converting the thrust of reciprocating pistons to a rotary output shaft at speeds independent of the frequency of piston reciprocation. Power developed by expanding gases in accordance with well-known thermal cycles, such as the Stirling cycle, is transmitted by pistons to a bed plate capable of swashing motion about a point on the axis of the output shaft. The shaft is provided with a pair of oppositely convergent or biconical friction surfaces engageable by annular tracks carried with the bed plate in orbit which may be characterized as nutational. Axial adjustment of the annular tracks toward and away from the point on the output shaft varies the output shaft speed independently of input speed or piston frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1979
    Assignee: Vadetec Corporation
    Inventor: Yves J. Kemper
  • Patent number: 4151755
    Abstract: An endless power transmission belt having a reinforcing and tension member, such as a cord or cloth strip, and lateral stiffening means comprising perforated hollow members are incorporated into an elastomer body. Such belt is especially adaptable for transmitting power in variable pulley drives and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Assignee: Borg-Warner Corporation
    Inventor: Charles M. Allaben, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4151756
    Abstract: Gear belt tensioning apparatus is provided for controlling the tension in a gear belt for driving an internal combustion engine camshaft or the like. This apparatus includes a tension roller which engages directly with the gear belt and which is controlled by a temperature responsive control element. In order to accommodate for changes in temperature of the internal combustion engine, the control element is composed of a plurality of stacked bimetal dish-shaped spring members arranged in a cylindrical recess of an abutment fixed to the engine housing. These spring members are arranged in packets of four members each, which packets are then arranged so as to have the spring members of one packet facing in the opposite direction of the next adjacent packet of spring members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Assignee: Dr. Ing.h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Robert Binder, Wolfgang Schmid
  • Patent number: 4151658
    Abstract: A bed clothes drying device comprises a hot air supplier having a blower and a heater which is connected to an air inlet and a hot air outlet and a bag which is connected through a joint pipe to the hot air outlet and filled out under a blow pressure given by feeding a hot air from the hot air supplier to discharge the hot air through the sheet of the bag and which has flexibility and air-permeability with a resistance of 1.75 to 3.75 mmH.sub.2 O to air flow of 0.7 to 1 m.sup.3 /min. The bag is disposed between a bed and a coverlet to dry the bed and the coverlet with the hot air and the bag has an improved structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigetoshi Hibino, Atsushi Oguri
  • Patent number: 4150583
    Abstract: An improved chain link comprised of a two piece barrel, a pin and a sprocket engaging aperture. The chain link of the invention is formed from a blank having a body portion with a tongue attached to one end thereof. The tongue is formed into a barrel hook. A flap is taken from the inside of the body portion and formed toward the barrel hook to form the remainder of the barrel and the sprocket engaging aperture of the chain link. The pin is formed from the other end of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1979
    Assignee: Allied-Locke Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Eugene W. Onulak
  • Patent number: 4150589
    Abstract: In a transport roller rack for automatic film developing machines, power gears supply the main flow of power to the rack, and cluster drive gears are coaxially rotated by the power gears to tap off fractions of the main power and supply these fractions to clusters of gears which in turn drive transport rollers.Coaxial gear units are used at the power tap off point. Each unit has a plurality of axially displaced portions, one constituting the power gear, another the cluster drive gear. The unit is supported by a shaft for axial rotation, but the construction of the unit is such that the shaft need not be relied upon to transmit the coaxial rotation from power gear to cluster drive gear.Such a coaxial gear unit greatly simplifies the construction and also leads to smoother operation with less risk of damage to the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1979
    Inventors: Henry F. Hope, Stephen F. Hope
  • Patent number: RE30018
    Abstract: An improved sprocket configuration for use in a track-type vehicle drive. The tooth configuration and tooth pocket configuration accommodate packing of the pocket and permit limited displacement of the chain without excessive wear of the chain bushings. The pocket configuration is relatively deep so as to permit a preselected amount of packing in the pocket root to minimize the chain bushing displacement. The improved tooth configuration provides a rounded topping surface avoiding bushing wear as may occur with sharp corner tooth configurations of the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1979
    Assignee: Caterpillar Tractor Co.
    Inventors: Donald E. Clemens, Glenn M. Haslett
  • Patent number: RE30049
    Abstract: The power transfer of the present invention employs a driver having a medial section which includes a plurality of continuous, helical grooves and a plurality of axially aligned transfer material return flow paths. The medial section terminates at each end in a generally cylindrical head, each of which is provided with grooves which communicate with the medial section grooves. The head grooves conduct the power transfer material to the axial paths for axial flow through the driver. The power transfer material flows through the helical grooves, through the head openings, .[.if so embodied or if used,.]. through the head cooperating grooves and the axially aligned paths to travel a complete, circuitous route about and through the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1979
    Assignee: Power Transfer Corporation
    Inventor: Ewald Schutz
  • Patent number: RE30120
    Abstract: A gear mounting arrangement for lobe type air pumps. Angular adjustment between a gear (a form of hub) and its (lobe carrying) shaft permits a desired angular phase adjustment between the intermeshing lobes. The gear moves axially on its shaft and is held in place by positive screw or nut on one face and retained on the other face by a belleville spring. Rotation of the nut causes axial displacement of the gear and consequent phase adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1979
    Assignee: Wallace Murray Corporation
    Inventor: Albert D. Otto