Patents by Inventor Michael J. Haaser

Michael J. Haaser 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: 4700827
    Abstract: A vibratory feeder arrangement includes a top segment removably connected to a bottom feed segment through a quick-release hinge arrangement, in which the hinge is freely movable when the top segment is disposed at angular positions away from its closed position, but which hinge has levered zero lash in the closed position of the top segment, with a suitable quick-release locking or clamping device for locking the top segment in effectively closed position. The arrangement also provides for levered zero lash between interengaging parts-guiding or retainer elements secured to the hinged bottom and top segments. A rigid zero-lash vibratory feeder is effected which enables an improved life span and less maintenance under the severe vibration encountered with vibratory feeders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1987
    Assignee: Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Incorporated
    Inventor: Michael J. Haaser
  • Patent number: 4687093
    Abstract: A universal vibratory feeder has a removable tray provided with a continuous serpentine path. A plurality of carriers are received in the path, and articles of manufacture are carried by the carriers around the path in the tray. A vibrating platen beneath the tray has a plurality of bristles engaging the bottom of the respective carriers. The bristles are oriented in the direction of travel of the carriers around the path. The path in the tray is formed by a continuous through opening which separates the tray into two portions. The carriers straddle the thickness of the tray and are in substantial abutting relationship to one another throughout the path, thereby precluding the tray portions from separating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Assignee: Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Marshall, Michael J. Haaser, Alex A. Vanicky, Gary S. Podhorniak