Patents Examined by Tony A. Gayoso
  • Patent number: 5215501
    Abstract: A hysteresis magnet coupling for Roots type pumps comprises a magnet plate holding member connected to either one of a pump shaft or a driving shaft, a hysteresis plate holding member connected to the other of shafts and a diaphragm of a non-magnetic material interposed between a magnetic plate and a hysteresis plate and hermetically sealed at its peripheral portion to a pump housing to prevent heat generated at the hysteresis plate from transferring to the magnet plate to thereby maintain a stabilized operation of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryusuke Ushikoshi
  • Patent number: 5205788
    Abstract: A torsion attenuator for boat transmissions including a primary part coupled with the flywheel of a motor, a secondary part coupled with the input shaft of a reversing gear, which secondary part can be rotated relative to the primary part, plural elastic elements acting in a direction opposite the direction of the relative rotation and arranged symmetrically with respect to the axis of rotation between the primary part and the secondary part. At least one friction element is also provided for inhibiting the relative rotation and arranged between the primary part and the secondary part. In order to make possible a large relative rotation between the primary and secondary parts and with the elastic elements being of a specific given length, it is provided that the elastic elements on the primary part and/or on the secondary part and the structure associated therewith are supported on a sloped plane active in peripheral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1993
    Assignee: Hurth Getriebe und Zahnraeder G.m.b.H.
    Inventors: Christoph Sacher, Johann Eichinger
  • Patent number: 5197685
    Abstract: For winding a field coil onto a two pole stator core of the type having pole pieces with coil support extensions with outwardly extending coil retaining fingers, two pairs of winding forms are removably supported on carriages manipulated to mount the winding forms on the coil support extensions before winding a stator and to remove the winding forms after winding. During winding, the winding forms are clamped to the coil support extensions by spring-biased latch mechanisms interconnecting the opposite pairs of winding forms. Each latch mechanism includes a rotatable latch member which, in one embodiment, is rotatable about an axis that is generally parallel to the longitudinal axis of the stator being wound or, in another embodiment, is rotatable about an axis generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the stator being wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Assignee: Globe Products Inc.
    Inventor: Alvin C. Banner
  • Patent number: 5193762
    Abstract: A fishline guide mechanism in a spinning reel for fishing, includes: a bail attaching arm provided to a rotor; a bail supporting member pivotally coupled to an end portion of the bail attaching arm so as to invert from one of a fishline releasing position and a fishline winding position to the other of a fishline releasing position and a fishline winding position; and an anti-tangling member provided between the bail supporting member and the bail attaching arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventor: Shinji Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 5193755
    Abstract: Apparatus for winding the stator of an electric motor with two wires simultaneously are provided. The apparatus includes a stator winding needle having two separate wire delivery channels. The leads of the two wire to be wound are passed through the winding needle and are held by start lead holders. When winding is complete, the wires are identified by a lead pulling apparatus which rotates in a predetermined direction to grip an appropriate wire. The lead pulling apparatus draws each of the wires to a termination lead holder. Each wire is gripped and cut by a gripping assembly, which holds the cut leads in a predetermined position to facilitate winding of a subsequent stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Assignee: Axis USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Sabatino Luciani
  • Patent number: 5188341
    Abstract: A safety mechanism for a winch assembly when storing a load, in a raised or stored position, such as a tire under a vehicle, or a boat on a trailer. The safety mechanism maintains a load in a retained position using a latching device that is activated by a lever when a cranking member engages a detent portion proximate the winch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1993
    Assignee: Fabricated Steel Products, Division of Indal Limited
    Inventor: Jeffrey Greaves
  • Patent number: 5188312
    Abstract: A fishing reel is formed of a reel body, a spool supported at opposite end portions thereof by the reel body, a thumb rest element fixed to the reel body, and a clutch for selectively setting the spool to a free rotation condition. The clutch includes a control member, and the free rotation condition of the spool is achieved by moving the control member downwardly to a lower operational position. The thumb rest and control member are positioned rearwardly of the reel body, and the control member is structured to have an upper face thereof which is lower than an upper face of the thumb rest element when the control member is in its lower operational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1993
    Assignee: Shimano, Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Sato
  • Patent number: 5186686
    Abstract: A link for use in a link-type rotary coupling. The link has an elastomeric bearing which incorporates a pair of cavities that provide discontinuities for preventing the transfer of tensile stresses in the elastomeric layers when the link is tensioned axially while permitting the elastomeric layers to accept compressive stresses when the link is compressed axially. The resulting link is durable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Assignee: Lord Corporation
    Inventors: Frank E. Staples, Donald D. Russell, James L. Potter
  • Patent number: 5186687
    Abstract: A constant velocity joint of the cross groove type wherein the outer joint member and the inner joint member are provided with a plurality of guide grooves circumferentially inclining with respect to their rotational axes. Each of the guide grooves is divided into a groove center portion having a symmetric shape with respect to the center line of the groove, and a pair of groove end portions having an asymmetric shape with respect to the center line of the groove. The pair of groove end portions of each guide groove have a depth larger than that of the groove center portion thereof so that a grinding wheel is prevented from contacting with the groove end portions during grinding operations on the guide grooves, thereby achieving the grinding operations accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Assignee: Toyoda Koki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuaki Hayashi, Tadashi Tomita, Kenzo Yokoyama, Setsuji Suzuki, Yoshihito Uno
  • Patent number: 5184978
    Abstract: A telescopic triplan universal joint having an inner joint member and an outer joint member. The outer joint member has three longitudinal chambers equally spaced about an axis of rotation. Each chamber has a pair of face-to-face longitudinal guideways. The inner joint member has three trunnions which radially extend into the three longitudinal chambers. Each longitudinal guideway is rollingly engaged by a planar roller bearing which is movable therealong. A movable race is disposed between each planar roller bearing and the trunnion extending into its associated chamber. The movable race has a flat surface engaging the planar roller bearing, a concave trunnion seat mating with the spherical surface of the trunnion, and a pair of transverse stop abutments which limit the longitudinal displacement of the planar roller bearing along the guideways relative to the movable race.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Assignee: GKN Automotive, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis L. Fillmore, Michael J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 5184807
    Abstract: An electric hoist which includes a drum mounted in a carrying frame, and an electric motor mounted on one end face of the carrying frame, and connected kinematically to a planetary reduction gear, whose housing is disposed totally inside the drum. The housing is connected to the drum by a gear diaphragm and a gear ring. The carrying frame is connected by a connecting shaft and spline joints to the output shaft of a stem, and the gear ring is shaped as an integral part of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Assignee: DF Podem
    Inventors: Nikolay N. Nikolov, Nikolay T. Tzanev, Pavlin S. Pavlov
  • Patent number: 5184979
    Abstract: A quick disconnect constant velocity universal joint for transmitting driving torque between rotative members, having a hollow pintle-type inner joint member fixed to one of the rotative members, an outer member fixed to the other of the rotative members, and a plurality of roller balls received in apertures provided in the inner joint member. The roller balls engage grooves provided in the outer member. A resiliently biased plunger disposed in the hollow inner joint member has an inclined surface which engages the roller balls and displaces them radially into the grooves provided in the outer joint member. A manually displaceable plunger actuator provides for the manual displacement of the plunger disengaging the roller balls from the inclined surface and permitting the roller balls to move inwardly in a radial direction, and the separation of the inner joint member from the outer joint member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Assignee: GKN Automotive, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Hazebrook, Steven C. Hahn
  • Patent number: 5183238
    Abstract: Carpet stretching apparatus which is particularly effective in stretching long lengths of carpet taut and does not transfer the stretching force away from the stretching head to a remote location. Rather, the stretching force is transferred by a frame to a location near the stretch site, independent of the length of carpet being stretched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Inventor: Brad Sorensen
  • Patent number: 5181885
    Abstract: A structure interlinking the axle (2) with the hubs (3) of steering drive wheels, particularly for use on such agricultural machines as tractors and the like, comprising two cup-shaped bodies (4,5) respectively unitary with the axle and the wheel hub. The cup-shaped bodies are face coupled together in a relationship of relative rotation about the steering axis of the wheel by respective helical threadways (19, 20) having a coincident axis (X--X) with the steering axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Assignee: Carraro SpA
    Inventor: Armando A. Fabris
  • Patent number: 5178343
    Abstract: A change speed apparatus for a fishing reel comprises a plurality of sun gears having different numbers of teeth, an input shaft carrying one of the sun gears and rotatable by a handle, an output shaft connected to a spool and carrying the other sun gear, a differential gear including toothed portions having different numbers of teeth for meshing with the plurality of sun gears, a gear holder for supporting the differential gear, a first transmission line for restricting rotation of the gear holder to transmit drive from the input shaft to the output shaft through the differential gear, a second transmission line for rendering the gear holder rotatable to directly couple the input shaft and the output shaft, and a transmission switching mechanism for selecting between the first transmission line and the second transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Assignee: Shimano Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Sato
  • Patent number: 5178582
    Abstract: An electromagnetic powder coupling device which can be used either as a brake or a clutch. In order to remove undesirable heat in the device, one attributable to Joule heat mainly emanated by field member, a rotor and a cylinder, and to other to frictional heat, especially inevitable for this kind of electromagnetic powder coupling device which is emanated by the friction between the rotor, cylinder and the magnetic powder filled in the space between the cylinder and the rotor, the coupling device incorporates a forced air draft cooling system. Two variations of cooling systems are disclosed, both of which have, in common with, at least a blower and a plurality of passages for forced draft air cooling not only to the external part but also to the inner part of the field member and the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Assignee: Shinko Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Maji, Hiroyoshi Yamaji, Hidehisa Tuji
  • Patent number: 5178583
    Abstract: A linkage for rotatably joining two members of a structure together including a rod member (1); a sleeve (8) slideable over a bifurcated, cylindrical end portion of the rod member; a link member (3) pivoted within the ends of the said end portion and having two parallel sides profiled to provide a sliding fit within the sleeve, an angled side portion (16) against which the end of the sleeve is urged when the linkage is in a partly open position and a rounded, profiled end portion to provide clearance of the sleeve when the linkage is opening; pin and guide elements (12,14) for limiting the sliding movement of the sleeve on the end portion; and a coil spring (10) located around the end portion and between one end of the sleeve and a step on the rod member to provide a torque for opening the linkage when released from the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Inventor: Ian M. Rankin
  • Patent number: 5176576
    Abstract: A transmission joint has a joint body integrally connected to a first shaft and delimits a cavity (14), open at its end opposite the first shaft. Inside is formed at least one pair of running tracks between which is received a running element connected to a second shaft. A bellows seals the cavity, and a first end of which is connected to the body and the second end of which is connected to the second shaft. The axial free end edge of the joint body which delimits the opening of the cavity is equipped with a cap piece of a complementary shape which extends axially from the edge towards the second shaft, and the first end of the bellows is fixed to the cap piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Assignee: Glaenzer Spicer
    Inventor: Francois Moulindt
  • Patent number: 5176336
    Abstract: A drag mechanism for a fishing reel, comprising a rotor for applying a tension to a fishing line, rotatably supported on a support shaft of a reel body. A support cylinder is slidably fitted on and supported by the support shaft and braking plates are mounted around the support cylinder for frictionally connecting the rotor to the support cylinder. The braking plates are piled on the support cylinder in a predetermined number and prevented from falling off of the support cylinder. A manipulator for depressing the braking plates is mounted on the support cylinder, and is threadingly engaged with the support shaft. The support cylinder and braking plates comprise an integral unit removably attached onto the support shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Assignee: Daiwa Seiko, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyoichi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 5176043
    Abstract: A device comprising a ring coupled on its inside surface to a steering column and coupled on its outside surface to a member such as the hub of a steering wheel, the ring being adapted to be displaced in translation by means of a control member, at least one of the couplings being adapted to determine in addition to translation of the ring angular displacement of the hub relative to the steering column, the control member comprising a screw with its axis parallel to the rotation axes of the members and which, by cooperation with the ring on the one hand and the hub on the other hand, is adapted to bring about translation of the ring by virtue of commanded rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Eckendorff