Patents by Inventor Richard E. Hohn

Richard E. Hohn 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: 4896274
    Abstract: A machine and control are provided for effecting motion of a function element, such as an adhesive material dispensing gun, and controlling the operation of the function element by means of a control signal proportional to the velocity of a workpoint associated with the function element. The control produces a velocity signal representing the velocity of the workpoint, calculates the value of a control signal using the velocity signal and predetermined constant defining the constant of proportionality and zero velocity output and applies the control signal to a digital-to-analogue converter to produce an output signal for controlling the function element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Assignee: Cincinnati Milacron Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Hohn, Gregory Webb, John C. Lauchnor, Charles C. Teach
  • Patent number: 4580209
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for absolute position measurement for numerically controlled machines is provided. The invention produces a unique measurement signal for all locations within the range of a movable machine member using two measuring devices. Each measuring device produces a unique measurement signal within a portion of the range of motion that cyclically repeats over the entire range of motion. The measuring devices are so arranged that the measurement signal of one completes no more than one more cycle over the range of motion than the measurement signal of the other. The difference between the two measurement signals is unique for all locations and is used to produce an absolute position signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1986
    Assignee: Cincinnati Milacron Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Hohn, David I. McDonald, Harold D. Wiebe
  • Patent number: RE30016
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for modifying command signals representing predetermined positions of a machine element relative a workpiece as a function of measurable unprogrammed changes in the relative position therebetween. The machine element is responsive to a servomechanism circuit which in turn responds to a control device producing the command signals to command motion of the machine element to programmed points relative to the workpiece. The servomechanism circuit produces interrupt signals for transferring the command signals thereto. A measuring circuit is responsive to the unprogrammed change in relative position between the machine element and the workpiece and is operative to produce feedback signals representing the direction and magnitude of the change in relative position. A first circuit is responsive to the measuring circuit for producing a first signal representing a current unprogrammed change in relative position with reference to a predetermined point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1979
    Assignee: Cincinnati Milacron Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Hohn