Tumbler Bed And Pad Inker Patents (Class 101/104)
  • Patent number: 11220124
    Abstract: The technology describes a stamp and stamp pad for a self-inking stamp, having a housing or a carrying device for a pad for absorbing ink. The carrying device is rectangular in shape, having a base plate with longitudinal surfaces and lateral surfaces moulded thereon. On two surfaces running in parallel handle elements for the lateral gripping of the carrying device are arranged. On the lateral surface a handle element for the lateral gripping and pulling of the carrying device out of a stamp are formed of a plurality of parts displaceable within one another. The handle elements are formed for insertion in a clearance of a lower part of the stamp and do not protrude out of the outer surface of the lower part, so that an upper part of the stamp is displaceable via the clearance with the handle elements inserted in the lower part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: Peter Zindl, Markus Zehetner, Volker Martin
  • Patent number: 11090964
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a stamp with metallic elements, may comprise at least one stamping component and one stamping insert. The stamping component may be formed of a top part with a handle element and a bottom part with a cushion-receiving element. The stamping insert may be connected so as to move synchronously via a reversing mechanism having a slide track in the bottom part via a shaft or trunnion to the top part. In the resting position a text plate mounted on the stamping insert may abut against an ink pad soaked with ink in the cushion-receiving element. The metallic elements can be attached from the outside onto the top and bottom parts formed from plastic material and these are fixed via a fastening system of the upper and lower parts. The metal part of the bottom part is fixed on a surface of the plastic part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Trodat GmbH
    Inventors: Konrad Riegler, Markus Zehetner, Helmut Lindner
  • Patent number: 10876992
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include an electrochemical sensor comprising a housing defining a reservoir; a sensing electrode; a counter electrode; at least one separator retaining an electrolyte, wherein the electrolyte provides an ionically conductive pathway between each of the sensing electrode and the counter electrode within the housing; and a plurality of channels located on the interior of the reservoir, operable to transport electrolyte from the reservoir into the separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Neils Hansen
  • Patent number: 10442230
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a plate support for a self-inking stamp and plate support with a print side for attaching a text plate to the plate support, with two journals defining a swiveling axis of the plate support about which swiveling axis the plate support is mounted to swivel when used in a self-inking stamp, and with a reinforcing axle at least partially penetrating the two journals, integrally forms the journals with the plate support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 10352702
    Abstract: A fully reciprocal atomic interferometric gyroscope is provided. The fully reciprocal atomic interferometric gyroscope includes an atomic chamber, a plurality of lasers, a controller and measurement sensor. The atomic chamber is used to hold an atom cloud. The plurality of lasers are selectively positioned to selectively direct laser beams into the atomic chamber. The controller is configured to control the plurality lasers to initially cool the atom cloud to a point where at least one optical lattice can be formed that is used to move wave function halves of atoms of the atom cloud along split wave function paths that form an interferometer cycle. The measurement sensor is configured to conduct a phase readout of a wave function upon the completion of at least one interferometer cycle around the split wave function paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Compton
  • Patent number: 10107094
    Abstract: An illustrative method that includes positioning an acoustic transducer downhole substantially parallel to a borehole wall, thereby creating a fluid layer between the wall and the acoustic transducer, and measuring an acoustic impedance at the surface of the acoustic transducer at a resonance frequency of the fluid layer, thereby determining an acoustic impedance of the formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Roland E. Chemali
  • Patent number: 10073026
    Abstract: A process for optically sorting a plurality of particles includes: providing a particle receiver; producing particles; receiving the particles by the particle receiver; receiving a light by the particle receiver; producing a standing wave optical interference pattern in an optical interference site of the particle receiver from the light; subjecting the particles to an optical gradient force from the standing wave optical interference pattern; deflecting the particles into a plurality of deflected paths to form the sorted particles from the particles; and propagating the sorted particles from the optical interference site through the deflected paths to optically sort the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: John J. Curry, Zachary H. Levine
  • Patent number: 9895919
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a stamp comprising at least one stamping component and one stamping insert with a mounted band unit. The stamping component may comprise a top part and a bottom part with a cushion-receiving element. The mounted band unit may be connected so as to move synchronously via a reversing mechanism in the bottom part to the top part. In the resting position a text plate mounted on the stamping insert and a stamping area of the mounted band unit may abut against an ink pad soaked with ink in the cushion-receiving element. During a stamping process for producing a stamp impression the stamping insert can be shifted via the reversing mechanism into a stamping position. On the stamping insert, a height adjustment element for the mounted band unit and/or a text plate carrier may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Trodat GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Zehetner, Konrad Riegler, Helmut Lindner
  • Patent number: 9815269
    Abstract: An integrated overprint colorful seal with multiple printing surfaces, comprising a seal housing (1), a middle frame (2) accommodated in the seal housing (1), a spring (3) squeezed between the seal housing and the middle frame, a seal body (4) in a regular triangular prism or a quadrangular prism shape, and a driving mechanism. Each side surface of the seal body (4) in the regular triangular prism or quadrangular prism shape is a printing surface (60) in a different color and the printing surface is overprinted on a target object to show a colorful seal pattern. The seal integrates the multiple printing surfaces in an integral whole, can implement semi-automatic overprint of three colors or four colors and is precise in overprint. The seal also supports printing surface replacement and ink-replenishment, and is easy to use and convenient to carry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: Kai Chen
  • Patent number: 9221287
    Abstract: The invention relates to a self-inking stamp (1) comprising a housing (2), in which a stamp unit (5) coupled to an actuation part (3) which can be moved with respect to the housing (2) is mounted by means of axle parts (6), at least one of the axle parts (6) being maintained in a receiving element (7) of the actuation part (3). The receiving element (7) is formed in a bearing projection (8) of the actuation part (3), the bearing projection (8) being covered by a safety frame (15) surrounding the housing (2), arranged on the underside of the actuation part (3) and moving together with the actuation part (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: COLOP Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 8931407
    Abstract: A stamp assembly has a bracket, a stamping member, an ink cartridge, a spring, a housing and a pushing device. The stamping member is mounted in the bracket and is capable of being moved in a longitudinal direction relative to the bracket and being rotated. The ink cartridge and the spring are mounted in the bracket. The housing is mounted around the bracket and has a through hole formed through a front side of the housing. The pushing device is mounted on the front side of the housing and has a pushed member. The pushed member is slidably mounted in the through hole and is capable of pushing the ink cartridge out of the bracket. With the pushing device, the stamp assembly is convenient for a user to push and remove the ink cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Sun Same Enterprises Co.,.Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsu-Shen Shih
  • Patent number: 8695500
    Abstract: A self-inking stamp includes a housing, in which an ink pad holder adapted to receive an ink pad and a stamping unit including stamp types are arranged. The ink pad holder is replaceably arranged in the housing. An actuating member is slidably mounted on the housing and is coupled with a turn-over mechanism for pivoting the stamping unit between a coloring position and a print position. A signal generator records a movement of the actuating member into an actuating position corresponding to the print position. An electronic evaluating unit including a counting module is connected to the signal generator for processing a signal supplied by the signal generator. A switching member is connected to the evaluating unit and is arranged to be switched from a first switching state to a second switching state when the ink pad holder is inserted or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Colp Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 8402890
    Abstract: A self-inking hand stamp comprising a frame made of metal and having two side walls which are interconnected by an upper cover wall, and further comprising an actuating bow made of metal which, when used, is downwardly movable relative to the frame against a spring force. The actuating bow has two legs which are displaceable along the side walls of the frame; said legs are coupled to a type unit that is displaceable and turnable within the frame; resting projections are provided in the upper region of the frame for an insertable ink pad holder, said resting projections protruding inwards from the inner side of the side walls of the frame; the resting projections are provided on carrying members provided on the outer sides of the side walls and extend through openings in the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 8302531
    Abstract: One object of the present invention is to provide a self-inking stamp which can easily perform replacement of a character arrangement block or an ink pad without sudden release of locked condition of the stamp during the replacement operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Shachihata Inc.
    Inventors: Takeyuki Kamiyama, Motokazu Ito
  • Patent number: 8230782
    Abstract: A stamp die assembly for a self-inking stamping device has a die bracket and a replaceable stamp die. The replaceable stamp die is mounted detachably on the die bracket via the engagement between the median tab of the replaceable stamp die and the transverse recess of the die bracket, and via the engagement between the side strips of the replaceable stamp die and the keyed recesses of the die bracket. The die bracket has two elongated keyed protrusions parallel with each other and near two side edges. The replaceable stamp die has two guiding channels engaging with the keyed protrusions. Therefore, the related position of the die bracket and the replaceable stamp die is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Warm Sun Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsu-Shen Shih
  • Patent number: 8104856
    Abstract: A printer includes a holding unit, a printer head, a supporting device, a movement controller and a printing controller. The holding unit is configured to hold a print substrate having a surface to be printed. The axes X and Y pass through the print substrate. The movement controller is configured to move the holding unit and the printer head relative to each other in the directions of the axes X, Y and Z which are substantially perpendicular to each other and configured to rotate the holding unit about the axes X and Y relative to the printer head. The printing controller is configured to control ejection of the ink from the printer head according to a relative position of the holding unit and the printer head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignees: Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd., Institute of National Colleges of Technology, Japan
    Inventors: Chikao Tezuka, Kazutomo Seki, Nobuyuki Ono
  • Publication number: 20110048257
    Abstract: Automated marking devices for self-administering hand markings and methods of use are provided. A device for self-administering hand markings includes a housing, a stamp driving assembly, a stamp assembly, and a planar surface for receiving a patron's hand. The stamp assembly is configured to substantially leave a full stamp impression on the patron's hand, regardless of varying topologies, sizes, and orientations of hands that are placed in the hand marking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Jonathan Burke, Heather Calvin, Aileen Duffy, Michael Horvath, Kevin Mceleney
  • Patent number: 7743703
    Abstract: A self-inking stamp with a stamp housing (4) in which a stamp type unit (3), which is coupled to an actuating bow (5) that is displaceable relative to the stamp housing (4), is mounted so as to be displaceable and at the same time to be pivotable by 180°, and with a handle (21) connected to the actuating bow (5) by snap-in engagement, which handle is designed as a hollow body (21?) having a cover (84), the hollow body (21?) having an inner tubular member (82) which, when the actuating bow is actuated against the force of a spring (18), is displaceable along a tubular member (19) connected to the stamp housing (4); a projecting hollow extension (70) is provided on the actuating bow (5), which extension (70), in the mounted position, extends into the hollow body (21) of the handle and guides the tubular member (19) connected to the stamp housing (4), and which has at least one snap-in element (73) which is engaged with a corresponding snap-in element (79) on the inner tubular member (82) of the handle (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Manfred Ameshofer
  • Patent number: 7677172
    Abstract: An ink pad container for a self-inking stamp that is filled with ink by the top thereof at a pressure. The stamp has a housing and a stamping unit which is connected to an actuating element, movably arranged in the housing and provided with stamping characters. The ink pad container has a bottom and side walls projecting away therefrom. In use, horizontally arranged recesses are provided along a length of two lateral opposite side walls of the ink pad container and cooperate with continuous guiding and centering projections in an insertion compartment of the self-inking stamp to define precise guiding and centering of the ink pad container during its insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 7520221
    Abstract: A device for securing a turning axle (9) of a type unit (3) to an actuating bow (5) of a self-inking stamp (1) having a turning mechanism (2), with at least one bushing-shaped axle-securing member (12) which, in the mounted position, is slid onto an end region of the turning axle (9) with a bushing body (95) and externally contacts the actuating bow (5) with a radial projection (96), wherein the bushing body (95) includes at least one tongue-like, resiliently radially deflectable snap-in element (98) with a radially inwardly oriented snap-in projection (99) which, in the mounted position, engages in a snap-in depression (101) provided as corresponding snap-in element in the turning axle (9) in the end region of the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Manfred Ameshofer
  • Patent number: 7380497
    Abstract: A self-inking stamp with inking from the top has a housing, in which a stamp unit comprising different stamp types and which is coupled to an actuation part is arranged in a displaceable manner. The housing has an insertion compartment having at least one insertion opening for an ink cushion container. The insertion compartment has, on the lower side facing the stamp unit, an opening for dyeing the stamp types in the upper turned position thereof, by placing them on the ink cushion in the container. At least one elastic retaining element for elastic placement on the ink cushion container is arranged in the insertion compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 7069852
    Abstract: A device comprising: a holding fixture (23) for a carrier device (5) of a stamp pad (40, in particular for a stamp (1) with a pivotable printing plate carrier (8), in which a shaft (20) with an approximately rectangular cross section is arranged. The carrier device (5) for the stamp pad (4) is mounted therein, and if necessary can be pushed out relative to the shaft (20). A holding device (31) positions the carrier device (5) relative to the guide track of the shaft (20) in its position of work or use (33). A further holding device (32) enables the carrier device (5) together with the stamp pad (4) to be positioned in a replacement or maintenance position (34) remote from the position of work or use (33), and to be restrictable relative to the shaft (20) on how far it can be pushed out. The further holding device (32) can, if necessary, be deactivated by applying increased displacement forces on the carrier device (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Trodat GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Zindl, Manfred Haiberger
  • Patent number: 7024994
    Abstract: A hand stamp is disclosed. The hand stamp comprises a frame including dove-tailed ribs which flare outwardly along at least one side thereof. The dove-tailed ribs of the frame are arranged within corresponding shaped grooves of a case, thus obtaining secure mounting of the case on the frame while facilitating relative slidable movement therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: M&R Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick W. Dour
  • Patent number: 7011024
    Abstract: A stamp die assembly for a self-inking stamping device has a die bracket and a replaceable stamp die. The die bracket has a bracket block, a transverse recess, two clips and a fastener bracket. The replaceable stamp die is detachably mounted on the bracket and has a fastener and a plug. The fastener is formed on a back edge of the die block and extends through a slot of the fastener bracket in the die bracket. The plug is defined on a top end of the median tab and is mounted between the clips. The stamp die assembly is compact and lowers the cost of the self-inking stamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Inventor: Shiny Shih
  • Patent number: 6994025
    Abstract: A self-inking hand stamp (1) with upper impact inking, comprising a stamp housing (2) in which a stamp aggregate (3) is arranged that is capable of moving from an inking position on an ink pad (4) into a stamping position, with an actuating frame (8) as well as a reversing mechanism being associated with the stamp aggregate for said purpose, whereby the actuating frame (8) is mounted like a cap on the top part of the stamp housing (2), and comprises two legs (9, 10) for actuating the stamp aggregate (3), said legs resting against the stamp housing (2), and can be depressed relative to the stamp housing (2) against spring force, and is provided with a receiving recess (17) for accommodating an information sheet (18), with a transparent cover (24) being associated with the receiving recess (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek GmbH & Co.KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 6945172
    Abstract: A housing assembly for a self-inking stamp includes a movable case, two pressing keepers and a protective film. The movable case has two opposite sides and two keeper mounting holes respectively defined through the sides of the movable case and aligned with each other. The pressing keepers are respectively and retractably mounted in the keeper mounting holes. The protective film is attached to the movable case and has two covering areas respectively aligned with and covering the pressing keepers. Consequently, the pressing keepers are completely enclosed and covered by the protective film, which will prevent gaps around the pressing keepers from being caulked or clogged with the contaminants as dust, skin oil or ink. In addition, the protective film will provide an improved touching feeling when a person holds the self-inking stamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventor: Shiny Shih
  • Patent number: 6935231
    Abstract: A stamp, comprising a stamping case; a rail provided inside said stamping case, having a locus of making a U-turn on a stamping surface of a stamp; and a strip belt for sliding along said rail by being engaged with the rail, attached a plurality of stamping surfaces at predetermined intervals and provided with a tab protruding outside of said stamping case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Taisei Plas Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanori Naritomi
  • Patent number: 6931990
    Abstract: A stamper with a metal plate positioned between a platen and a stamp die is disclosed. The metal plate results in an improved imprint by providing better support to the stamp die. The stamper further comprises a removable ink pad and a rotatably reversible platen with cam mechanism. The metal platen plate with it's adjoining stamp die face downwards when the stamper is in an imprint position and the metal platen plate with it's adjoining stamp die face upwards when the stamper is in a re-inking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Sun Coast Merchandise Corp.
    Inventor: Chen Hui Wei
  • Patent number: 6924726
    Abstract: A high-power resistor comprises a plurality of resistor elements (1), made of sheets of an electrically conductive resistance material, with a first (13) and a second (14) terminal. The resistor elements are mutually separated by disc-shaped insulating first shims (2). Said first and second terminals are connected to adjacently located resistor elements so that the respective first terminals are connected to a first terminal and that the respective second terminals are connected to a second terminal. Two adjacent resistor elements form a current path, whereby, viewed in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the sheets, said first and second terminals, respectively, are so mutually positioned that, for a current supplied thereto, the current path in one resistor element substantially overlaps the current path in an adjacent resistor element and hence carries current in mutually opposite directions in the two adjacent resistor elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: ABB AB
    Inventor: Olle Ekwall
  • Patent number: 6877426
    Abstract: A stamping device includes a printing member which has two pivot shafts pivotably connected to two insides of a casing and a plurality of teeth are arranged along a semi-circular protrusion on two ends of the printing member. The two pivot shafts extend through two slots of a support frame which includes two racks on two insides thereof so that when the printing member is lowered when pressing the casing downward, the teeth movably engage with the racks and the printing member rotates 180 degrees so that the printing face faces downward to stamp on document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventor: Chien-Kai Huang
  • Patent number: 6834584
    Abstract: A compact hand stamp is disclosed. The hand stamp may include a platen and corresponding marking structure that can be moved between a rest position, where a design on the marking structure is remote from a surface to be imprinted and is arranged at an angle of about 90 degrees with respect to the surface, and a printing position where the design of the marking structure is in contact with the surface to be imprinted. The hand stamp may also include a platen having reinking ports and a cover mounted for slidable movement over the reinking ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: M&R Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony D. MacNeil
  • Patent number: 6813999
    Abstract: Ink pad for a self-inking stamp which is provided with a housing with a support frame (1′) and a stamp platen support (3) which by a swivel motion is movable in this housing from an idle position into a stamping position and which is connected to an actuator handle (2) moveable against a return spring relative to the housing, the ink pad (6) being insertible into a receiving shaft (8) of the housing by means of a substantially tub-shaped pad holder (7) and a sealing frame (9) extending about the periphery of the pad holder provided with a sealing lip (9′) protruding from the pad holder which in the operational position of the pad holder in the receiving shaft of the stamp housing sealingly engages stamp platen support under elastic deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Trodant GmbH
    Inventor: Klemens Treml
  • Patent number: 6761114
    Abstract: A self-inking stamp with overhead inking, with a lower component for placement on the surface to be stamped, with a swivel mechanism for a print platen support arranged in the lower component for swiveling reciprocal movement of a print platen support between a stamp pad and a support frame, and with an actuator upper component mounted for slideable movement against the bias of a spring relative to the lower component, the upper component straddling the lower component and connected by its lateral parts to the lower component by a print platen support swivel axle guided in elongated openings of the lower component, whereby the actuator upper component is provided with a substantially U-shaped body portion and a hood part of transparent material pivotally connected therewith and covering an oblique text receiving plate at the upper transverse member of the body portion and the open fron section of the body portion, and whereby the lower component in a direction away from the stamp pad receptacle at its front s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Trodat GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Koneczny, Peter Zindl
  • Patent number: 6698344
    Abstract: A self-inking hand stamp with upper stroke inking. The stamp (1) comprises a supporting plate (5) for fixed stamp characters (7), and this supporting plate has a central aperture (8) in which further stamp characters (9) provided on a separate, supporting insert (11) are arranged. The insert (11) is connected with the supporting plate (5) via an adapter (12) into which it is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung-Skopek GmbH Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 6626105
    Abstract: A self-inking ink stamp consisting of a platen having upper and lower surfaces, having a slot or aperture extending from the lower surface to the upper surface, and having lugs and slide tracks respectively extending outwardly and downwardly from the platen, the lugs and slide tracks adapting the platen for rotating and linearly moving from an inking position to a stamping position; an “H” clip; a first ink stamping die fixedly attached to the upper surface of the platen; a second interchangeable ink stamping die received by the “H” clip; and a cantilevered arm having proximal and distal ends, the proximal end of the cantilevered arm being adhesively mounted upon the platen, the distal end of the cantilevered arm being received by the “H” clip; the cantilevered arm extending the second interchangeable ink stamping die upwardly through the slot or aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Inventor: Denis Patrick Linehan
  • Patent number: 6295528
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for performing database queries with geographic inputs that are converted to a direct marketing area prior to performing the query. Direct marketing areas define geographic locations as discrete areas of interest that may be more useful than city limits or a specific geographic location (e.g., latitude/longitude). Direct marketing areas are more useful geographic designations for purposes of advertising and marketing. A geographic input, such as a city and state, or a latitude and longitude are converted to a direct marketing area. The direct marketing area is then substituted for the entered geographic parameter (e.g., city and state or latitude and longitude), and the requested database query is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: InfoSpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Marcus, Darrell Garbe
  • Patent number: 6067905
    Abstract: There is disclosed a hand stamp including a self-inking device and comprising an inverting mechanism (10) for a character unit, the inverting mechanism being arranged in a housing (1) and including an inverting axle (9), wherein the inverting axle (9) extends through slots (24) in the housing (1) and is mounted with its ends in legs (8) of an actuating bow (2) guided on the housing (1), the ends of the inverting axle (9) being secured against axial displacement by aid of safety elements; for a simple mounting and dismounting of the inverting axle (9) and its stable support in axial and radial direction, it is provided that at at least one leg (8) of the actuating bow (2), a shaped body (12) provided as safety element is capable of being snapped into a recess (11) of the leg (8), and that the inverting axle (9) is held partly in the leg (8) and partly on the shaped body (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 5893100
    Abstract: A data encoder and method utilizes a node list for storing a list of nodes in the data array to be processed, a branch list for storing a list of tree branches in the data array to be processed and a set list for storing a list of data sets. The method begins by initially storing in the node list node identifiers representing a predefined set of nodes in the data array, corresponding to coefficients generated by a last iteration of a data decomposition procedure. Also, it initially stores in the branch list branch identifiers representing tree branches corresponding to a predefined subset of the nodes initially listed in the node list. Each such tree branch has an associated root node and a branch depth value indicating how many node layers intervene between the root node and the nodes of the tree branch closest to the root node. The set list is initially empty, and a parameter called the LayerLimit value is also initialized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Teralogic, Incorporated
    Inventors: Charles K. Chui, Rongxiang Yi
  • Patent number: 5771799
    Abstract: An ink roller device which permits easy and smooth removal and installation of an ink roller without soiling hands and which also ensures a prolonged service life of the ink roller, and a numbering machine which is equipped with the ink roller device. The numbering machine is equipped with a numbering main body comprised of a frame, a character wheel unit which is incorporated in the main body so that it is allowed to move up and down between a printing position and a home position thereof, an operating means equipped with an operating knob which enables the character wheel unit to be depressed against the spring force of a resetting spring, a swinging arm mechanism which is provided on the numbering main body and which can be swung as the operating knob is depressed, and a cassette-type ink roller device which is detachably held at the bottom of the swinging arm mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Inventor: Kazunosuke Makino
  • Patent number: 5768992
    Abstract: A hand stamp and a method of assembling such hand stamp is disclosed. The hand stamp includes a frame having an open top for receiving a platen during assembly operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Assignee: M&R Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean P. Daw, John R. Laverack
  • Patent number: 5743186
    Abstract: A stamp including a casing, a spring supported actuating member moved in and out of the casing, a stamp plate moved with the casing relative to the actuating member and having a semi-circular gear at one end meshed with a longitudinal rack inside the actuating member, and an ink pad mounted inside the actuating member and disposed in contact with the stamping face of the stamp plate, wherein when the actuating member is pressed on a workpiece, the stamp plate is moved out of the bottom open end of the actuating member and turned through a 180.degree. angle, causing the stamping face to be stamped on the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Inventor: Shu Chiao Liao
  • Patent number: 5740737
    Abstract: A handstamping apparatus comprises a first housing member and a second housing member. The first and the second housing members are moveable relative to each other from a first position to a second position. The first position is a ready position and the second position is a print position. A biasing element is coupled to the first and second housing members for biasing the members to the first position. A die support is coupled to the first housing member for movement therewith relative to the second housing member. A printing die is on the die support and the printing die and die support are disposed within a second housing member. The die support and the printing die are moveable relative to the housings from a ready position to a print position. The printing die is in the print position when the housings are disposed in the second position. An ink roller is coupled to the second housing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Identity Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Polak, Robert E. Ponter, Thomas J. Bush
  • Patent number: 5727467
    Abstract: A hand stamp has a housing and an actuating yoke extending over the housing and displaceable against a spring force, which actuating yoke has legs guided on the side walls of the housing, at least one horizontally displaceable latching element being provided in one of the legs and having the form of a resilient tongue engageable in a latching recess, which latching recess is arranged on the adjacent side wall of the housing and is provided with an undercut portion at its upper rim, and the free end of the tongue can be hooked behind this undercut portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Karl Skopek
  • Patent number: 5709145
    Abstract: A matrix plate and a matrix plate holder for a hand stamp are disclosed, wherein the matrix plate can be easily attached to and detached from the matrix plate holder. The matrix plate includes a mounting element defining a guide, a pair of arc-shaped fitting portions integrally formed on two lateral sides and a front of the guide, wherein each fitting portion defining an engaging tip, and a pair of manipulating wings integrally formed on two lateral sides of the fitting portions. The matrix plate holder includes a main board defining a cutout, two locating blocks located beside the cutout, wherein each locating block defines a locating recess and a connecting structure for connection to a casing of the handle stamp. When the matrix plate and the matrix holder are assembled, the guide is fittingly received in the cutout, the fitting portions are fixedly clamped between the locating blocks and the engaging tips are received in the locating recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Inventor: Shiny Shih
  • Patent number: 5671668
    Abstract: A hand stamp is set forth which allows normal stamping of a signature and allows a matrix plate thereof to be reversed when not in use in order to prevent abrasion of the matrix. This hand stamp includes a first member having an n-shaped structure and a handle integrally formed on the n-shaped structure with the n-shaped structure defining a first internal space. A plurality of guides are placed respectively on an inside of a first pair of sidewalls of the n-shaped structure. A second member is movably received within the space of the first member with the second member defining hog portions at appropriate positions. A substantially rectangular plate with a slightly smaller area than the cross-sectional area of the second member is received within a second internal space of the second member with the rectangular plate having two bosses respectively defined on a pair of wing surfaces extending from the rectangular plate and being rotatably received within the hog portions of the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1997
    Inventor: Shiny Shih
  • Patent number: 5649485
    Abstract: Self-inking stamps and methods of reinking such stamps are disclosed. The self-inking stamps comprise a frame and a removable ink pad holder releasably mounted on the frame wherein the ink pad holder may be at least partially removed while the remaining structure of the self-inking stamp remains substantially intact to facilitate reinking of the associated ink pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: M&R Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick W. Dour, Steven J. Sculler, Walter Stefanski
  • Patent number: 5623875
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an automatic stamping device which includes a hand actuator which is interassembled and slides relative to a housing in which is incorporated a customized stamp. The housing contains window through which an ink pad can be slid into an ink pad holding compartment. When the hand actuator is pressed down, a stamp impression is created on a piece of paper. The ink pad is divided into several sections or compartments, each of which is impregnated with a differently colored ink. The various ink bodies are separated by a wall which is impervious and which prevents ink from diffusing from body to body. Therefore, different portions of the stamp will contact different ones of the bodies and produce differently colored impressions. The customized stamp is formed on a body which can be snap fitted and secured to a pin which extends transversely through the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Inventor: Mishel Perets
  • Patent number: 5517916
    Abstract: Self-inking stamping devices are disclosed which include a frame, an encasement surrounding the frame and vertically displaceable with respect thereto between upper and lower positions, an ink pad holder supporting an ink pad at the upper end of the frame, a stamp die holder for mounting a stamp die within the frame, a turnover mechanism for operating the stamp die holder between positions in contact with the ink pad and where the stamp die is in a stamping position, and springs affixed to the ink pad holder and normally compressed between the encasement and the ink pad holder so that the ink pad can be removed from the frame without removing the ink pad holder, and the springs hold the encasement in a position from which it can be pressed downwardly against the spring into its stamping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: M&R Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick W. Dour, Steven J. Sculler, Walter Stefanski
  • Patent number: 5359932
    Abstract: A self-inking hand stamper with an inking pad tilted from the horizontal. In moving from its retracted, inking position to its forward, stamping position, and back again, the die plate pivots around two pivot points to move through an arc of substantially less than 180.degree., resulting in a smaller stamper interior. The first pivot point is provided by a single pivot pin mounted on each side wall of the stamper, and slidably journaled in a single curved cam slot in the respective die plate support leg. The second pivot point is provided by the die plate axle, which is secured to the downwardly extending legs of the actuator yoke and is slidably journaled in a straight, vertical guide slot in the stamper frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Assignee: Louis Melind Co.
    Inventor: Johannes M. Van Breene
  • Patent number: 5152223
    Abstract: An automatic self-inking, rubber-stamp device comprising a housing, ink pad, stamp plate and spring-loaded actuator. The device incorporates a guide pin integrally formed on the stamp plate and a cam formed on the housing wall which when the actuator is pressed down all act in coordination to turn the stamp plate over, from its resting position against the ink pad, to be pressed against the subject document. The device is further characterized by use of fewer components than in other products of the art, by its simplicity of construction and by its snap-together assembly thereby making it particularly suitable for automated and robotic assembly processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: "Hamivreshet" Brush Factory Kibbutz Ruchama 1973
    Inventor: Omri Mairon