Patents by Inventor G. Thomas Buehl

G. Thomas Buehl has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4661874
    Abstract: A cleaning tape for an apparatus of the type which includes a magnetic head and a drive mechanism for the head includes a cleaning member adapted to be moved past the magnetic head during a cleaning operation. The cleaning tape defines an array of raised surfaces, at least some of which are separated by smooth, low friction surfaces interposed therebetween. The raised surfaces and low friction surfaces are arranged such that both the raised surfaces and the low friction surfaces alternately come into contact with the magnetic head during a cleaning operation. The raised surfaces are effective to clean the magnetic head, and the low friction surfaces are effective to reduce friction between the cleaning member and the magnetic head to protect the drive mechanism against excessive frictional loading. A press forming method is disclosed for fabricating the cleaning tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Assignee: International Jensen Incorporated
    Inventors: G. Thomas Buehl, Leemer Cernohlavek