Patents Represented by Attorney Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
  • Patent number: 8352073
    Abstract: A mobile equipment endowed with a neutrons source possibly in combination with other radiation sources including a robot system that, moving on a controlled trajectory, realize the conditions to observe from different positions the radiation emerging from a specimen either mobile or fixed, properly irradiated, is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Giovanni Berti
  • Patent number: 8352335
    Abstract: A method of facilitating broker mediated matching of a potential buyer of a spare part with a potential seller of the spare part, the potential seller having an inventory of spare parts for use in a manufacturing process run by the potential seller, the method comprising the following steps undertaken by the broker: (a) receiving a request for the spare part from a potential buyer, (b) enquiring with a potential seller as to the presence of the spare part in its inventory, (c) if the spare part is present, assessing whether or not the spare part is excess to the foreseeable needs of the potential seller in running the manufacturing process efficiently by the application of software that presents a series of questions for answering by the potential seller, the answers to which will reveal whether or not the spare part is excess to said needs, and (d) if the spare part is excess to said needs, providing means by which the potential seller and potential buyer will communicate with each other, whereby they may fi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Kim Gilbert Davidson
  • Patent number: 8347682
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning cylinders (5) and/or rolls (5), e.g., working rolls (5) in a rolling stand, which are used for producing a rolled stock (1) such as strips or slabs, in which a liquid is sprayed onto the cylinders (5) at high pressure through several nozzles D1-Dn, a number of nozzles (D1-Dn) are stationary arranged in and/or on a nozzle beam (10), at least one on-off valve is associated with each nozzle (D1-Dn), and one or several nozzle(s) (D1-Dn) are sequentially switched on and off one after another starting from one end of the nozzle beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Gramer, Peter De Kock, Rolf Brisberger
  • Patent number: 8342243
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for use in stage-cementing an oil well in the region of a lost circulation zone that is proximate an annular space defined by the lower end of an outer casing surrounding an inner casing include a load-bearing annular steel plate of substantial thickness that is positioned on, and maintained stationary relative to the inner casing by supporting and retaining means secured to the inner casing, the outer diameter of the plate being less than the inside diameter of the outer casing so that the plate can be lowered with the inner casing string to the desired location inside of the outer casing and, with a layer of gravel, to provide a seal and support the cement poured into the annulus between the inner and outer casings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Omar Jubran Esmail
  • Patent number: 8346209
    Abstract: A system and method remotely monitor a plurality of meters in a non-wireless service network using a wireless system transmitting short message service messages separate from the non-wireless service network. The system includes a query computer for generating a query message including a command to a selected meter of the plurality of meters, for processing a reply message from the selected meter, with the reply message including a response to the command from the selected meter, and for storing the response in a memory; and a wireless telecommunications network for transmitting completely wirelessly the query message and for transmitting the reply message completely wirelessly from the selected meter to the query computer, for remotely and wirelessly monitoring at least the selected meter in the non-wireless service network. The response in the reply message includes data in a SMS message in a Global System for Mobile Communications format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: King Abdullah II Fund for Development
    Inventors: Maher Dababneh, Fadi Salem Botrous Batarseh, Mohammed Ghazi Hassan Abusafieh
  • Patent number: 8342788
    Abstract: A chiplessly thread-forming screw has a stem (11) at one end of which a tip (13) is provided and at another end of which a head (14) is provided, and which has a pointed conical section (21) extending from the tip (13) in a direction of the head (14), a cylindrical section (25) arranged between the first pointed section (21) and the head (14), a first cambered section (22) adjoining the pointed conical section (21) in the direction of the head, and a second cambered section (24) arranged between the first cambered section (22) and the cylindrical section (25) and an outer surface (16) of which has a second curvature radius (R2) unequal to the first curvature radius (R1) of the outer surface (12) of the first cambered section (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sven Matthiesen, Frank Rieger, Peter Hertlein, Michael Baumgartner, Peter Mugg, Matthias Schaefer
  • Patent number: 8342316
    Abstract: A conveying system for plastic material container preforms for conveying the preforms to a blow molding machine, comprising angular orientation systems for the containers with respect to a predetermined reference system, capable of orienting the preforms from the step of loading onto a conveying line to the step of blowing the containers in a blowing machine. A corresponding method of orienting the containers is further described, which may be implemented in this system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: S.I.P.A Societa' Industrializzazione Progettazione e Automazione S.p.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Zoppas, Adrian Grando
  • Patent number: 8342260
    Abstract: A portable hand-held power tool (2), especially in the form of a drilling or chisel hammer, includes a drive assembly (8) located in the tool housing (10) for driving a tool spindle (4) along an operational axis (A), a first handle (16) which is rotatable around a first pivotal axis (S1) by a first handle suspension (22), a second handle (20) located on the opposite sides (14.1, 14.2) of the housing which is rotatable around a second pivotal axis (S2) by a second handle suspension (24), and spring elements for retaining the handles (16, 20) in their initial position, with the first and second handle suspensions (22, 24) extending partially circumferentially about the drive assembly (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Alexander Buchenau, Uto Plank, Stefan Hammerstingl
  • Patent number: 8343714
    Abstract: A resist film processing unit is disclosed that can improve an etching resistance of a resist film formed on a substrate. The resist film processing unit includes a light source to irradiate an ultraviolet light on a resist film patterned by a development process, a heating part configured to heat the resist film irradiated with the ultraviolet light by the light source, and a solvent processing unit configured to expose the resist film to a solvent gas including a solvent that contains a benzene ring, during or after heating of the resist film by the heating part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Gousuke Shiraishi, Yuichiro Inatomi
  • Patent number: 8343336
    Abstract: A high sulfur content crude oil feedstream is treated by mixing one or more selected solvents with a sulfur-containing crude oil feedstream for a predetermined period of time, allowing the mixture to separate and form a sulfur-rich solvent-containing liquid phase and a crude oil phase of substantially lowered sulfur content, withdrawing the sulfur-rich stream and regenerating the solvent, hydrotreating the remaining sulfur-rich stream to remove or substantially reduce the sulfur-containing compounds to provide a hydrotreated low sulfur content stream, and mixing the hydrotreated stream with the separated crude oil phase to thereby provide a treated crude oil product stream of substantially reduced sulfur content and without significant volume loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Esam Zaki Hamad, Emad Naji Al-Shafei, Ali Salim Al-Qahtani
  • Patent number: 8343334
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for hydrocracking an oil feedstock to produce a light oil stream without build-up of heavy polynuclear aromatic (HPNA) hydrocarbons in the recycle stream is provided. The method includes the steps of (1) hydrocracking the oil feedstock with a hydrotreating catalyst in a first reactor to produce an effluent stream; (2) fractionating the effluent stream into first, second and third product streams, wherein the first product stream includes C1-C4, naphtha and diesel boiling in the range of 36-370° C., the second product stream includes hydrocarbon components with an initial nominal boiling point of 370° C. and a final boiling point ranging from 420-480° C., and the third product stream that includes HPNA hydrocarbons and other hydrocarbons boiling above about 420° C. to about 480° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Omer Refa Koseoglu
  • Patent number: 8337603
    Abstract: Provided herein is a conditioning apparatus that includes a geometrical configuration having an inlet flow deceleration conduit and a cyclonic tube to effectuate both liquid-gas separation and droplet coalescence. The apparatus is typically positioned at the inlet of a separator vessel used for removing water and gas from extracted crude oil containing entrained water and gas. The apparatus promotes droplet coalescence and gas separation for mixed fluids flowing into an existing water and oil separation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Abdul Rahman Zafer Akhras, Regis Didier Vilagines, Maher Maqbool Shariff
  • Patent number: 8337871
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new insecticide formulation based on cyclodextrin characterized in that the active substance (insecticide and/or insect growth regulator), and a compound synergistic with the active substance, are complexed simultaneously with cyclodextrin. The formulation presents as a solid or as a solid/oil composition, and is soluble or completely emulsifiable in water or in aqueous mixtures of water miscible solvents. The activity of the present formulations was found to be greater than that of a mixture of the two active components each complexed separately with cyclodextrin, for the same dose. The preparation process of said formulation and its use as an insecticide in agriculture, for veterinary use or to eliminate household insects, are further aspects of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Endura S.p.A.
    Inventors: Oreste Piccolo, Giovanna Delogu, Valerio Borzatta
  • Patent number: 8336602
    Abstract: A continuous casting installation (20) including a strand guide having strand casting segments with rollers (2) for guiding a cast strand, wherein at least one of the strand casting segments (22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27) is formed as a measurement segment, wherein there is provided at least one measurement point for direct or indirect determination of a force acting on one or several rollers (2), wherein further the at least one measurement point is provided on a support housing (30), preferably between the support and the segment frame of strand casting segment, and there is provided a data processing unit that based on data of the at least one measurement point determines the solidification states of the cast strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ina Huellen, Andreas Runge, Holger Beyer-Steinhauer, Markus Reifferscheid
  • Patent number: 8334286
    Abstract: The invention refers to compounds of general formula (I) wherein the R groups are, independently, H, C1-6alkyl, aryl, CF3; Y is CH2, C?O; X is bond, C?O, SO2, or C?N—CN; m is 0, 1; n is 0, 1; A is a heterocycle, or a phenyl group optionally substituted as defined in the specification. The compounds are active on chronic pain conditions of different origin; they can be administered alone or with other drugs. Most of these compounds are new. The invention include a process to prepare said compounds, and pharmaceutical compositions suitable for their administration to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Neurotune AG
    Inventors: Carla Ghelardini, Marisa Martinelli, Carlo Parini, Silvano Ronzoni
  • Patent number: 8334408
    Abstract: Compounds of formula wherein the variables are defined in the specification, are used in compositions which stimulate T cell responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
    Inventors: Vincenzo Cerundolo, Richard Schmidt, Gopal Reddy, Rengarajan Balamurugan, Gerd Ritter, Gurdyal Besra, Mariolina Salio, Jonathan Silk
  • Patent number: 8333252
    Abstract: An electrical hand-held power tool (2) includes a housing (4) in which a drive (6) is located, a ventilator (22) for forming a suction region (28) and a pressure region (30) in the housing (4) which provide for an air flow (L) that serves for cooling at least parts of the drive (6), and a separation element (26) arranged between the suction region (28) and the pressure region (30) and fixedly secured in the housing (4), the separation element (46) having an opening for forming a limited wire passage region (46) from the suction region (28) into the pressure region (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rory Britz, Rainer Ontl, Thomas Hofbrucker
  • Patent number: 8327918
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a steel strip (1) including a) providing a functional relationship in a machine controller (8) between a slab casting speed (v) or the mass flow as a product of casting speed and strip thickness or as a product of strip speed and strip thickness and the strip temperature (t) downstream of the last rolling stand (7) for a different number (n) of active rolling stands (7) and different final thicknesses, b) determining or specifying the casting speed (v) or the mass flow (v×H) and feeding the determined value into the machine controller (8), and c) determining the optimum number of active rolling stands (7) and the final thicknesses and thickness reductions which can be rolled with them in the rolling train using the functional profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: SMS Seimag AG
    Inventors: Juergen Seidel, Ernst Windhaus, Markus Reifferscheid, Juergen Mueller
  • Patent number: D672160
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Isringhausen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Karl-Heinz Wagener
  • Patent number: D672827
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Technogym S.p.A.
    Inventors: Nerio Alessandri, Simone Servadei, Mario Fedriga