Patents Examined by Paul E. Maslousky
  • Patent number: 4794849
    Abstract: A first shell in a booster enclosure is substantially cup-shaped, and a second shell is substantially plate-shaped and has an annular groove which opens radially outward. The second shell is fitted inside the first shell. The inner surface of the annular groove and the inner circumference of the first shell clamp an outer circumferential beaded part of a diaphragm. The second shell is prevented from disengagement from the first shell by engaging pawls formed on the first shell. A reinforcing cylindrical or conical portion is formed at the part of the second shell which is brought into contact with the engaging pawls of the first shell. This reinforcing portion improves the rigidity of this part and prevents the deformation of the second shell by the engaging pawls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Assignee: Jidosha Kiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Michio Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 4587885
    Abstract: In a vacuum-operated brake power booster, a transverse member is provided which confines the axial movability of the control piston relative to the control housing. The transverse member abuts against a bead of a rubber-elastic material, the bead forming part of the slide-guide ring sealing the booster housing relative to the control housing. The tranverse member is formed of a substantially U-shaped sheet-metal blank, with both free ends of the fork arms extending parallel to two limbs of the member. The arms are provided with hook-shaped tabs which are bendable around a pin forming part of the control housing for the purpose of fixing the transverse member in its aperture in the control housing. In order to enable a proper and easy bending of the tabs during assembly, notches are provided at the radially outside small faces or edges of the two fork arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: ITT Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Boehm, Wilfried Wagner
  • Patent number: 4587886
    Abstract: A power steering device having a fluid pressure cylinder of a single rod type providing like output characteristics for steering both rightwardly and leftwardly. A rod-side chamber and a head-side chamber of the fluid pressure cylinder have different pressure receiving areas. A control valve controls the changeover of a flow path among a pump, a tank and the rod-side and head-side chambers in accordance with the movement of a steering wheel such that the rod-side chamber is connected to the pump and the tank is connected to the head-side chamber when the piston is to be moved toward the head-side chamber, and the pump is connected to both the head-side chamber and the rod-side chamber when the piston is to be moved toward the rod-side chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: Jidosha Kiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naosuke Masuda, Hirotetsu Sonoda
  • Patent number: 4584928
    Abstract: A motor mount having first and second mounting surfaces with at least three mounting elements fixed therebetween is used to absorb motor vibration and shock impulses which are produced primarily parallel with the plane of the mounting surfaces. Two of the three mounting elements are dampers which flexibly connect the first mounting surface in a parallel relation with the second mounting surface. The third mounting element maintains a preferred range of distance separation between the mounting surfaces to that a damping flexion potential of the dampers is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Inventor: Hendrick W. Haynes
  • Patent number: 4583446
    Abstract: A pneumatic booster includes a movable wall mounted in a hollow body to divide the interior of the body into a low pressure chamber and a high pressure chamber, the movable wall having an internal bore extending therethrough. An input member is movably received in the bore and carries a plunger. A valve member is selectively engageable with a first valve seat formed on the plunger and a second valve seat formed on the surface of the bore for controlling a pressure differential between the low and high pressure chambers. At least one pin slidably extends through the movable wall and is engageable with a rear wall of the body for allowing the movable wall to move rearwardly relative to the pin. An operating member has a tubular portion slidably received in the bore and is connected to the pin for movement therewith. An output member and a load-transmitting member for transmitting a load to the output member in response to a forward movement of the input member are received in the tubular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1986
    Assignee: Nippon Air Brake Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 4581980
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydrostatic axial piston machine (1) having a cylinder drum (9), rotating in a housing, which cylinder drum receives pistons (12) arranged on a pitch circle, and having an inclined disc (16) which pivots, in a pivot, about a swivelling axis (21) which extends eccentrically to the pitch circle, which pivot is formed by at least one bearing (23) having a bearing surface (26) which is free in the direction of the pistons (12), the inclined disc (16) being arranged loosely between the bearing (23) and the pistons (12) and being pivotable by means of an adjusting member (28). The aim of the invention is to develop the axial piston machine so that, while ensuring a simple structural design sign and simple assembly and dismantling of the inclined disc (16) and of the adjusting member (28), defined limitation of the adjusting movement of the inclined disc (16) in the direction of zero position or minimum delivery is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Brueninghaus Hydraulik GmbH
    Inventor: Heinz Berthold
  • Patent number: 4579040
    Abstract: A power steering device having a fluid pressure cylinder of a single rod type providing like output characteristics for steering both rightwardly and leftwardly. A rod-side chamber and a head-side chamber of the fluid pressure cylinder have different pressure receiving areas. A control valve controls the changeover of a flow path among a pump, a tank and the rod-side and head-side chambers in accordance with the movement of a steering wheel such that the rod-side chamber is connected to the pump and the tank is connected to the head-side chamber when the piston is to be moved toward the head-side chamber, and the pump is connected to both the head-side chamber and the rod-side chamber when the piston is to be moved toward the rod-side chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1986
    Assignee: Jidosha Kiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naosuka Masuda, Hirotetsu Sonoda
  • Patent number: 4577547
    Abstract: An impact tool for linearly accelerating a mass such as in a jack hammer. The tool includes first and second members respectively mounted in sealing relationships in first and second outlets of a chamber. The chamber is initially pressurized with a first quantity of gas which remains constant during the normal operation of the tool. To begin a cycle, the first member is moved toward the second member to sealingly engage the end portions thereof and entrap a first volume of gas therebetween. The volume of the entrapped gas is then reduced by continuing to move the first member. This raises the pressure of the entrapped gas and opens a one-way check valve to place the entrapped gas in fluid communication with the gas in the surrounding chamber. Forward movement of the first member is then stopped which again seats the check valve wherein movement of the first member is reversed so that it moves away from the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1986
    Inventor: Bill L. Jaworski
  • Patent number: 4577548
    Abstract: The servomotor incorporates a component (50, 51) for retaining and positioning the plunger (12) forming the movable seat (11) for the valve mechanism (9) of the servomotor, the retaining component incorporating a cylindrical component (50) pivoting in the valve body (8) about an axis perpendicular to the direction of movement of the plunger (12), provided with a longitudinal groove (57) bounded by a first cam surface (58) cooperating with a shoulder (47) of the plunger (12) and a follower lever (51) outside the valve body (8) and incorporating a profiled edge (60) cooperating, on the return of the servomotor towards its rest position, with a ring (43) mounted in the neck (21) of the casing (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1986
    Assignee: Societe Anonyme D.B.A.
    Inventor: Jean P. Gautier
  • Patent number: 4573398
    Abstract: A pressure responsive control device having a pressure housing assembly defining a pressure chamber, an actuable control fixed to the housing assembly and, a pressure transducer module hermetically closing the pressure chamber. The module includes a snap acting pressure responsive diaphragm, a diaphragm control plate hermetically bonded to the diaphragm outer periphery, and a support member hermetically joined to and supporting the control plate and hermetically joined to the housing assembly. The control plate has a supporting region rigidly supporting the diaphragm and the diaphragm control regions are yielded and deformed relative to the supporting region to position the control regions for stressing the diaphragm to determine the chamber pressure levels at which the diaphragm moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1986
    Assignee: Ranco Incorporated
    Inventors: Carl N. Johnson, Hemant Phadke, Roger L. Sieling
  • Patent number: 4572055
    Abstract: A power brake booster, in which the valve piston is slidably supported in the control hub and cooperates with the poppet valve, that is formed of any rubber-elastic material. The poppet valve is designed as a cone valve. Thus when the valve passage is opened, atmospheric air enters the working chamber from the air chamber through the opening, that is arranged in the control hub transversely to the booster's longitudinal axis, to flow in almost undisturbed and without turbulence. To ensure a reliable sealing seat, the peripheral surface of the truncated-cone-shaped end of the valve piston is equipped with a curcumferential groove, the one lateral wall of the groove forming together with the peripheral surface a sealing edge which reliably abuts on the plane plate surface of the poppet valve when the valve is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Assignee: ITT Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Lothar Schiel
  • Patent number: 4572054
    Abstract: An apparatus for the exact position feedback of a double-acting power piston in a hydraulic power cylinder subjected to extreme environmental conditions, especially high temperatures, comprising a double-acting detecting (measuring), or follower cylinder, having a volume corresponding to that of said power cylinder and including a detecting piston the position of which is sensed by an electrical detector, wherein a pair of working spaces of power and detecting cylinders are in fluid communication with each other via a connecting pipe, while the respective other working spaces are adapted to be connected to a (pressursized) fluid pump or a reservoir through a control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Assignee: Zimmermann & Jansen GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz D. Hannes, Josef Lothmann, Ludwig Walther
  • Patent number: 4572489
    Abstract: A piston-cylinder unit for use in a die is threaded into a port of a nitrogen manifold. The piston has a seal thereon slideably engaging the cylinder bore and has a rod projecting out one end of the cylinder, the rod being biased by the gas pressure at the threaded end of the cylinder into engagement with a die member reciprocated in response to reciprocation of the ram of the press in which the die is mounted. The portion of the cylinder threaded into the manifold has a bleed passageway therethrough which communicates with the interior of the cylinder below the seal on the rod when the press ram is at bottom dead center position and with the interior of the cylinder above the seal on the piston when the piston rod is fully retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Inventor: Bernard J. Wallis
  • Patent number: 4570531
    Abstract: A fluid pressure actuated piston (78) is slidably carried in a fluid pressure actuated cylinder (50) which, in turn, is slidably carried in a fixed carrier or casing (21). Movement of the cylinder (50) is resisted by a breakable or displaceable coupler (90, 94, 184, 185) which engages the cylinder (50). Fluid pressure acting upon the cylinder (50) and piston (78) causes the coupler (90, 94, 184, 185) to break or be displaced and release the cylinder (50) for axial movement in the direction of movement of the pressure responsive piston (78).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1986
    Assignee: Allied Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce W. Anderson, Warren D. Chambers
  • Patent number: 4569274
    Abstract: An improved double-acting fluid cylinder with primary and secondary chambers of tandem construction, wherein the primary chamber is utilized to provide ram motion in a first direction and wherein the tandemly arranged secondary chamber is provided with a single biasing spring means to resiliently bias the secondary piston and to buffer and control the rate of motion induced in the ram, and also to drive the ram in a direction opposite the stroke of the first direction and at a time subsequent to the stroke so as to temper the ultimate amplitude or extent of motion induced in the ram in response to forces applied within the primary chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: Timesavers, Inc.
    Inventor: Lee E. Stump
  • Patent number: 4569276
    Abstract: A connection (40) for joining a front shell (12) to a rear shell (14) to create a housing for a fluid pressure servomotor (10). The peripheral surfaces of the first (12) and second shells (14) have a conical section (46,58) and a radial section (48,60). The conical sections (46,58) are designed to mate prior to the radial sections (48,60) engaging each other to assure that a minimum contact occurs in order to seal the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: Allied Corporation
    Inventor: Oswald O. Kytta
  • Patent number: 4567811
    Abstract: A fluid operated cylinder device particularly adapted to lift a load relative to a load support includes a hollow casing having a closed end for attachment to the load support; an elongated rigid rod extending lengthwise of the casing and having a first end arranged within the casing and rigidly fixed to its closed end and a second end disposed outwardly of the casing for attachment to the load support; at least one open ended fluid operated cylinder arranged intermediate the casing and rod for sliding movements lengthwise thereof, such cylinder having an outer end disposed outwardly of the casing for attachment to the load; and fluid means for introducing and withdrawing fluid from the casing for effecting sliding movements of the cylinder and lifting and lowering of the load. Single and double acting embodiments of the cylinder device are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1986
    Assignee: WSF Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry J. Piegza, Richard A. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 4567812
    Abstract: Differential pressure brake boosters are known having a reinforcement tube extending axially through the low-pressure casing with its ends fastened to both end surfaces of the casing. A mechanically actuated control valve for connecting the working chamber to the low-pressure chamber or to atmosphere is axially movable in the reinforcement tube. A sleeve surrounding a master cylinder piston push rod has radial ribs extending through longitudinal slots of the reinforcement tube to connect the push rod to the movable wall. These ribs are subjected to a high bending stress. According to the present invention the radial ribs are constructed as flat tongues disposed in a common plane, the tongues being engaged on a side thereof adjacent the low-pressure chamber by an outwardly angled collar of an extension of the housing of the control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1986
    Assignee: ITT Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Rolf Weiler, Reimund Becht, Peter Boehm
  • Patent number: 4567815
    Abstract: A refrigeration gas compressor comprises a piston reciprocably movable to effect gas compression, a motor-driven rotatable crank shaft, and a connecting rod between a crank shaft, crank pin and a piston wrist pin. A crank pin receiving hole and a wrist pin receiving hole in the connecting rod are connected by an oil passage. The crank pin has two lubricating oil supply ports at opposite sides of its outer surface through which lubricating oil is pumped. A bearing assembly comprising semi-circular upper and lower bearing sections is disposed around the crank pin. The upper bearing section has wedge-shaped oil well recesses at opposite ends of its inner surface which receive oil from the oil supply ports. The upper bearing section also has two oil feed holes therethrough for supplying oil from the wells to a groove in the crank pin hole side wall adjacent the upper bearing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1986
    Assignee: Vilter Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Erich J. Kocher
  • Patent number: 4567814
    Abstract: A connector and diaphragm assembly can be interchangeably used in either of two types of vacuum-actuated automobile control systems. The connector which is seated in the closed end of a bell-shaped diaphragm is, in turn, connected to one of two types of linking elements that operate the control system. Deflating the diaphragm moves the connector thereby moving a linking element into one of two positions. The connector has a recessed neck portion and a head with a threaded hole therein. In a first automobile control mechanism, the recessed neck receives a forked linking element. In a second automobile control mechanism, the threaded opening of the connector receives a threaded rod which serves as the linking element. The same connector can be interchangeably employed with either type of linking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1986
    Assignee: Jodel Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: John D. Eldridge