Winding Patents (Class 368/33)
  • Publication number: 20140056112
    Abstract: Lever (6) comprising at least a first element (61) for guiding in rotation of a first wheel (1), at least one friction element (62) which is designed to co-operate with an at least substantially cylindrical portion (10c) of the first wheel, and at least one resilient element (63), which is designed to return resiliently the at least one friction element to a state of co-operation with the said portion of the first wheel, notably in contact with the said portion of the first wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: ROLEX S.A.
    Inventor: Pierre Villaret
  • Publication number: 20130336096
    Abstract: Device (100) for displaying a magnitude on an oscillating weight (1) for a self-winding timepiece movement (10) comprising a means (20) of displaying said magnitude by comparison to a complementary display means (30). Said display means (20) pivots coaxially to said oscillating weight (1), and is subject to a general pivoting motion resulting from the combination of a first pivoting motion synchronous with that of said oscillating weight (1), and a second pivoting motion resulting from said display means (20) being pivoted by said movement (10) relative to said complementary display means (30) integral with said oscillating weight (1). Oscillating weight (1) including such a device (100). Self-winding watch including an oscillating weight (1) comprising such a device (100), and whose motions are transmitted to a mainspring of said watch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Bernhard Grossenbacher, Nicolas Debaud
  • Patent number: 6128252
    Abstract: When an analog indicator is enabled, the position of the time indicator is detected by an indicator position detection circuit. When the indicator arrives at a predetermined position, typically 24:00, a CPU advances calendar data to a correct date and stores the calculation result in a calendar counter. The CPU outputs a drive instruction signal to a date-indicating wheel drive pulse generating circuit to drive a date-indicating wheel to the correct date. The date-indicating wheel drive pulse generating circuit then drives the date-indicating wheel to a renewed position. At this time, a time counter is cleared to 0:00 and is synchronized with the position of the analog indicator. When driving of the analog indicator is disabled, such as by the pulling out of a crown switch, and the time counted by the time counter arrives at a predetermined time, typically 24:00, the CPU advances the present calendar data to the correct date and stores the calculation result in the calendar counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventor: Naokatsu Nosaka