Patents by Inventor Gerard J. Scholten

Gerard J. Scholten 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: 4991055
    Abstract: A method and a device for manufacturing multilayer ceramic capacitors, in which a plate of ceramic material composed of several layers is subdivided in the green non-sintered state into separate capacitor elements. For this purpose, by means of notching members, notches of a given depth are provided simultaneously on both sides of the plate in such a manner that spontaneous ruptures are obtained through the remaining thickness of the plate. Due to this method, the contamination of the exposed electrode layers and delamination are avoided. By the use of a frame with resilient walls, the already separated capacitor elements are held together until the notching process has been carried out completely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Antonius G. Marneffe, Frederik G. A. Persoon, Gerard J. Scholten
  • Patent number: 4849855
    Abstract: A method and a device for manufacturing multilayer ceramic capacitors, in which a plate of ceramic material composed of several layers is subdivided in the green non-sintered state into separate capacitor elements. For this purpose, by means of notching members, notches of a given depth are provided simultaneously on both sides of the plate in such a manner that spontaneous ruptures are obtained through the remaining thickness of the plate. Due to this method, the contamination of the exposed electrode layers and delamination are avoided. By the use of a frame with resilient walls, the already separated capacitor elements are held together until the notching process has been carried out completely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Antonius C. Marneffe, Frederik G. A. Persoon, Gerard J. Scholten
  • Patent number: 4712675
    Abstract: A tape packing for electrical or electronic components comprising a strip-shaped carrier with cavities for receiving the components and a covering foil. The carrier consists at least in part of metal and the cavities are formed by means of a cold drawing process. The side walls of the cavities, which are parallel to the longitudinal direction of the carrier, are provided with openings. The barriers between successive carriers, which are at right angles to the longitudinal direction of the carrier, are shaped so that their height is smaller than the depth of the cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Gerard J. Scholten, Louis F. A. Dieleman, Johannes M. M. Blankers
  • Patent number: 4683654
    Abstract: A method of and a device for sensing the presence or absence of an electrical or electronic component at the end of a vacuum pick-up means. In the absence of a component, the air flow produced by the vacuum is converted into an acoustic signal which indicates the absence of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1987
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Gerard J. Scholten, Theodorus J. G. Beurskens, Mathias F. Videc
  • Patent number: 4562628
    Abstract: A method and a device for manufacturing multilayer ceramic capacitors, in which a plate of ceramic material composed of several layers is subdivided in the green non-sintered state into separate capacitor elements. For this purpose, by means of notching members, notches of a given depth are provided simultaneously on both sides of the plate in such a manner that spontaneous ruptures are obtained through the remaining thickness of the plate. Due to this method, the contamination of the exposed electrode layers and delamination are avoided. By the use of a frame with resilient walls, the already separated capacitor elements are held together until the notching process has been carried out completely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1986
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Antonius C. Marneffe, Frederik G. A. Persoon, Gerard J. Scholten
  • Patent number: 4268469
    Abstract: A method of enveloping an electrical component in a thermoplastic material is provided. The facing surfaces of two parallel spaced strips of a closed-cell cellular thermoplastic material are heated to a temperature above the softening or melting temperature of such thermoplastic material while maintaining the temperature of the remainder of each strip below such softening or melting temperature. In this condition the two strips and the electrical component are introduced into a mould with the component between the heated surfaces; and the mould is closed about the strips to plastically deform the same and to encase the component therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Jan Bouwknegt, Hendrik J. Verbeek, Gerard J. Scholten
  • Patent number: 4207859
    Abstract: An archery bow has a handle section to which a bow limb, which is flexible over at least part of its length, is connected at each end. A bowstring is tensioned between the free ends of the two bow limbs. The handle section is extended by means of rigid axial extensions. Each of the bow limbs includes a comparatively flexible portion and has a first end hingedly connected to one end of the handle section. The second end of each flexible portion is hingedly connected to the free end of the associated extension. Each bow limb further includes a comparatively rigid portion which extends between the second end of said flexible portion and the free end of the bow limb, the arrangement being such that the comparatively flexible portion is subjected substantially to bending by buckling only.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Inventor: Gerard J. Scholten