Patents Examined by Theodore W. Olds
  • Patent number: 4643653
    Abstract: An electromagnetic pump has a pump housing. The pump housing consists of a cup-like housing body with an outlet cylindrical portion at the center thereof and a lid member having an inlet cylindrical portion at the center thereof. The lid member is fixed to the cup-like housing body. The pump also includes a nonmagnetic sleeve member, a magnetic plunger slidably fitted in the nonmagnetic sleeve member, a return spring for biasing the plunger to a delivery side, inlet and outlet pipes, a coil bobbin arranged around the sleeve member, a transistor assembly consisting of a transistor and a heat sink, a printed circuit board, a holder mounted above the printed circuit board, a leaf spring arranged between the housing body and the holder. A plurality of studs extend on the outer side surface of the flange of the coil bobbin on which the transistor assembly is mounted and on an inner side surface of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Assignee: Jidosha Kiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitusuke Masaka, Takatoshi Arai, Hideo Iwabuchi, Michio Idei
  • Patent number: 4644410
    Abstract: A dynamic threshold binary generator to generate a binary video image having a standard video signal fed to three positive peak detectors and three negative peak detectors, each group of three connected through respective OR gates to a sample and hold circuit then fed to an averaging circuit which then feeds to a comparator which also receives the standard video signal delayed, to then feed out the binary video image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Assignee: R. A. McDonald
    Inventor: Roger J. Schlichtig
  • Patent number: 4642036
    Abstract: A fluid pump including a double-entry impeller whose outer boundary is defined by a dissected spherical surface. The spherical surface includes an equatorial region which may be a groove or a cylindrical surface. The impeller is polarized magnetically and forms a dipole whose axis is normal to the plane of the equatorial region. The rotating magnetic field of a polyphase stator winding spins the impeller, and aligns the impeller spin axis along the stator axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Inventor: Niels O. Young
  • Patent number: 4642034
    Abstract: A scroll type compressor is disclosed which includes a housing with an inner chamber and fluid inlet and outlet ports connected to the inner chamber. A fixed scroll, which is mounted within the housing, has a circular end plate from which a first spiral wrap extends. An orbiting scroll also is mounted within the housing for orbital motion with respect to the fixed scroll. The orbiting scroll has a circular end plate from which a second spiral wrap extends; the first and second wraps interfit to define at least one pair of sealed off fluid pockets. The end plate of the fixed scroll partitions the inner chamber of the housing into a suction chamber and rear chamber. The rear chamber is divided into a discharge chamber and an intermediate pressure chamber. The circular end plate of the fixed scroll has at least one pair of holes symmetrically positioned to connect the sealed off fluid pockets to the intermediate pressure chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Terauchi
  • Patent number: 4640663
    Abstract: A robot balancer (2) and a method for controlling the balancer is disclosed which has a step or a force sensor (10) mounted on the tip of the arm (3) of the balancer (2), a step or an operational means (21) for calculating the velocity of the balancer from the force given by the force sensor, and a step or a control means (15) for controlling a velocity of the balancer (2) in response to a signal from the force sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1987
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Niinomi, Hiroshi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 4638805
    Abstract: Self-venting balloon dilatation catheter having a flexible tubular member with first and second lumens extending therethrough. An inflatable balloon is carried by the distal extremity of the tubular member in such a manner so that the first lumen extends through the balloon and is out of communication with the interior of the balloon and the second lumen is in communication with the interior of the balloon. A venting device is disposed between the balloon and the tubular member for venting air from the interior of the balloon but inhibiting the escape of liquid from the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1987
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip E. Powell
  • Patent number: 4634353
    Abstract: In a pump valve head for a high-pressure pump having at least three pistons, the axial support of the parts surrounding the inlet valve in the intake connection is hydrostatically enhanced. For this purpose, a fluid flow path is provided between the interior space of the intake connection adjacent the end of the side thereof which faces away from the pump cylinder space, said flow path communicating with an intermediate space between a terminal portion of the inlet valve and a closure member affixed to the intake connection, and a region downstream of the pressure valves of the pump discharge connection. This fluid flow path includes a port in a bushing surrounding the pressure valve as well as annular gaps on the outside periphery of a bushing surrounding the pressure valve, a manifold bushing surrounding a pump plunger and a bushing surrounding the inlet valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Assignee: Woma-Apparatebau Wolfgand Maasberg & Co. GmbH
    Inventor: Adalbert Huperz
  • Patent number: 4634347
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement in plant equipment for directly supplying to a building element a binder comprising, for example, mortar of pumpable consistency and containing water. The plant equipment includes a vessel for ready-mixed binder, a motor-driven pump and a pump conduit (3) for supplying binder under pressure to a nozzle (4). In order to prevent liquid from being expelled from the binder when the pump is stopped, so as to leave a dry plug in the nozzle, means (18) are provided for maintaining the pressure in and adjacent the nozzle (4) at a level which coincides at least substantially to atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Assignee: Allman Byggnadsservice AB ABS
    Inventors: Ulf Gauffin, Bjorn Soderlund
  • Patent number: 4632648
    Abstract: A high pressure low volume grease pump is provided having a pump and a surrounding distributor adapted for sequentially distributing grease to a plurality of outlets and a reservoir delivering grease to the pump and receiving grease from any outlet not connected to a gland.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Inventor: Thomas S. Goyne
  • Patent number: 4631010
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydrostatic control device for steering unit device which includes a metering motor and a flat slide directional valve. Slide surfaces of the directional valve are formed by the abutting end faces of an outer housing and a motor housing and between the two slide surfaces there is formed a high pressure zone. Between two end faces of the outer housing and the motor housing opposite thereto is an intermediate pressure zone of larger area which is connected between a first throttle gap associated with the high pressure zone and a second throttle gap leading to the low pressure zone. With the aid of the high pressure zone and the intermediate pressure zone equilibrium can be obtained while incurring only a minimum amount of friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Assignee: Danfoss A/S
    Inventors: Hans C. Petersen, Erik Kyster
  • Patent number: 4629402
    Abstract: An improved submersible pump valve assembly, actuated by the reciprocating movement of a sucker rod extended from surface equipment to a downhole traveling valve located in a tubing string, the valve assembly comprising a rotatable fluid port assembly supported in a barrel assembly which has a beveled seating surface with fluid ports therethrough. A reciprocatable actuator member having a screw rod portion coacts with a gear bore of the fluid port assembly to open the fluid ports thereof during the downstroke movement of the actuator member and to close the fluid ports during the upstroke movement. Also, the actuator member opens and closes the fluid ports of the barrel assembly alternately during its downstroke and upstroke positions, respectively. A middle rod connector, which connects the actuator to the sucker rod, has multiple fluid jetting ports which serve to agitate particulates in the reservoir liquids being pumped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Assignee: Lift Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis L. Marshala
  • Patent number: 4623303
    Abstract: A positive displacement pump for slurries has a plunger reciprocating in a receprocation direction a plunger chamber. Gravity biased inlet and outlet valves control the egress and egress of slurries to the chamber. Special fittings between the valves and the chamber allow the valves to be oriented at one of four directions separated by 90.degree. angles so that the valves may be oriented so that flow is upwardly therethrough in any attitude of the plunger chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Inventor: James K. Henderson
  • Patent number: 4621981
    Abstract: A pump assembly having an impeller for pumping a liquid from an inlet to an outlet, said impeller being driven by a motor, and mechanical seal means comprising a pump seal and a motor seal with a seal leakage chamber therebetween, and ejector means for inducing flow of liquid from the seal chamber so that it does not leak across the faces of the seal rings of the motor seal and into the motor housing where it would damage the motor. The ejector means has a nozzle driven by pump liquid and a suction chamber connected to the mechanical seal leakage chamber. By preventing liquid from the seal chamber from leaking across the faces of the motor seal into the motor housing, the ejector means maintains the seal leakage chamber at or near the vapor pressure of the pumped fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1986
    Assignee: Borg-Warner Corporation
    Inventor: Jorge A. Lorett
  • Patent number: 4621984
    Abstract: A portable air pump has a housing formed with internal walls that partition two compartments, one of which is accessible from ambience through a door. A flexible air hose is compactly stowed in the accessible compartment and connected with an air compressor housed in the other compartment for extension to ambience. A recharger with flexible wiring is also stowed within the accessible compartment adjacent the flexible air hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1986
    Assignee: Air Shot, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Fussell
  • Patent number: 4620256
    Abstract: An improvement in a magnetic tape cleaner apparatus that includes supply reel, take-up reel, wiper for wiping the tape, winder and rewinder for moving the tape between the respective reels, the improvement being characterized by a scraper blade for scrapingly engaging the tape for removing debris therefrom for improving subsequent tape-to-head contact and a holder and ultrasonic vibrator for ultrasonically transducing the scraper blade as it is scrapingly engaging the tape before efficiently removing the debris such that subsequent tape-to-head contact is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1986
    Assignee: Media Recovery, Inc.
    Inventor: Ulyss R. Rubey
  • Patent number: 4619588
    Abstract: One set of circumferentially juxtaposed axial surfaces of the motor magnets of a wet motor gerotor pump are separated circumferentially by a tunnel device having a central bridge portion radially just clearing the rotating armature and bounded by a pair of leg portions extending radially outwards from the central bridge portion to establish a substantially laminar flow path for the fuel. The tunnel device further spaces the armature relative to the gerotor pump cavity. A vent valve is provided in the outlet housing of the pump. A spring biases a ball valve against an imperfect seat encircling the inlet passage to provide a permanent vent bypass passage therebetween. The spring seats the ball valve against the imperfect seat to permit fuel vapors to vent through the vent outlet passage until liquid reaches the ball valve. The liquid then overcomes the bias of the spring to seat the ball against an outlet seat encircling the outlet passage to close the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1986
    Assignee: Facet Enterprises, Incorporated
    Inventor: Harry W. Moore, III
  • Patent number: 4616483
    Abstract: In a motor driven centrifugal compressor having a diffuser containing a movable wall for varying the width of the diffuser passage, control equipment is provided for continually changing the wall position in response to changes in motor current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1986
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Gary S. Leonard
  • Patent number: 4614483
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for sealing in the zone of contact between the mouths of alternately charging and discharging delivery cylinders of a concrete pump and a swinging pipe that is alternately movable to alignment in front of the cylinder that is discharging at the time. It comprises an annular seal body so supported at the mouth zone of the delivery cylinder as to be slidable between a sealing position projecting into the rear end portion of the swinging pipe and a withdrawn releasing position in which it is spaced from the swinging pipe so as not to interfere with its swinging. The seal body is maintained in its withdrawn position whenever the swinging pipe is moving, thus substantially avoiding abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Inventor: Gerhard Hudelmaier
  • Patent number: 4613285
    Abstract: In a free piston type oscillating compressor, closed spaces separate from gas springs are provided, and pressures of the closed spaces are regulated, whereby the amplitude, and central position of the stroke, of a free piston can be precisely controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1986
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Sato, Tamio Fukuda, Masaharu Ishii, Mitsuru Nakamura, Yozo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 4606707
    Abstract: A pump apparatus comprising a rotary pump including a rotatable shaft having opposite ends to which are drivingly connected a pair of brushless motors. A rotor is secured to the shaft and is mounted within a pump chamber. A drive circuit is connected to the brushless motors to drive the same in synchronism. All of the above components are contained in a casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1986
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirotaka Kumata