Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Andrew Wilford
  • Patent number: 8347466
    Abstract: A loop element for a hook-and-loop fastener has a substrate layer of a nonwoven having an outer face, a fleece cover layer on the outer face of the substrate layer, and an adhesive layer on the outer face securing the cover layer to the substrate layer. A multiplicity of loops formed of polymer threads are knitted into only the cover layer and project from an outer face thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mondi Gronau GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Baldauf, Dieter Homoelle
  • Patent number: 8349108
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the automatic production of bags (9) that are equipped with a sealing device (3). Said method comprises the following steps: provision (P) of at least one web of plastic film (1), provision of a sealing device (3), fixing of the sealing device (3) to the web of plastic film (1) and welding (7, 8) of the web of plastic film (1) to form bags (9). According to said method, the plastic-film web (1) is perforated (2) at a distance from its edge (5) prior to the provision (P) of the sealing device (3) and the complementary sealing profile (3) is fixed to the web of plastic film (1) directly over the perforation. The bag (9) is then formed and welded by means of at least one longitudinal (7) and/or transversal weld (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lemo Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Jakob Schneider
  • Patent number: 8343290
    Abstract: A rubber sheet is made from rubber-containing granules by first coating the rubber granules with a binder, then forming the coated rubber granules into a mat having a core layer with a low moisture level of less than 5% and a pair of outer surface layers, and then, without substantially increasing the low moisture level in the core layer, setting in at least one of the outer layers a high moisture level of 10% to 50% by weight and thereby imparting to the mat an inhomogeneous moisture profile. The mat with the inhomogeneous moisture level is then hot-pressed with pressure and heat so as to vaporize moisture in the one outer layer and drive steam into the core layer, and the hot-pressed mat is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joerg Heinz Hueneke, Michael Schoeler
  • Patent number: 8344554
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a controlled truncating radio connection for a high-voltage impulse test system, preferably for quality assurance of power transformers. According to the invention, the truncating radio connection is expanded by an additional damping unit, made of a serial damping resistance and a damping inductance having a radio connection connected in parallel thereto, and thereby combines the functionalities of a truncating radio connection and an overshoot compensation in only one auxiliary component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Hinow, Ralf Pietsch, Thomas Steiner
  • Patent number: 8337651
    Abstract: A textile web from which elastically stretchable diaper closures can be stamped is made by first passing a pair of nonwoven textile webs longitudinally through a first laminating station at a predetermined first speed and inserting a plurality of longitudinally extending and transversely spaced strips of an elastic polymer between the webs at the first laminating station. This laminates the webs and strips together into an intermediate laminate having longitudinally extending zones where the webs are directly laminated to each other alternating with longitudinally extending stretch zones where the elastic strips are laminated between the webs. This intermediate laminate then passes through a second lamination station downstream of the first lamination station at a predetermined second speed smaller than the first predetermined speed. In the second lamination station respective inelastic strips are adhered to opposite faces of the intermediate laminate in the zones between the stretch zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nordenia Deutschland Gronau GmbH
    Inventor: Marcus Schoenbeck
  • Patent number: 8333711
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blood taking device (1), in particular, for newborn babies and small children or small animals, comprising a blood taking vessel (2), provided on the front end thereof with a cannula (5) with a sharpened tip (4), whereby a porous, gas-permeable limiting element (8) which automatically stops the flow of taken blood, is arranged by pressing in the blood taking vessel (2) in a defined position. The rear end of the blood taking vessel (2) is sealed by a plug (11) which may be temporarily opened for taking blood (11), which dispenses the taken blood by means of a stroke running in a sealed manner in the blood taking vessel (2), which empties under pressure at least a part amount of the blood retained before the limiting element (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sarstedt AG & Co.
    Inventor: Walter Sarstedt
  • Patent number: 8328918
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mist eliminator system for gas scrubbers and the like. Said mist eliminator system comprises front and rear mist elimination layers in relation to the direction of the flow of gas, which layers are composed of respective rows of parallel mist elimination profiles, one layer of which being configured in the shape of a V or of an upturned V and the lateral sections of this layer extending away from the corresponding lateral sections of the other layer or extending in parallel thereto. Both mist elimination layers can be or are received on a single common carrier structure by a common lateral wall or a common supporting structure on which the lateral walls of the mist elimination layers are stationarily or detachably arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Munters Euroform GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Kanka, Matthias Jansen, Roland Krauss, Roman Kaiser
  • Patent number: 8330450
    Abstract: A magnetic position sensor consisting of a non-electroconductive, non-magnetic carrier on which a resistive layer is arranged, in addition to a pick-off layer which is located at a distance from the resistive layer and at least partially overlaps the same. The distance between the two layers is selected in such a way that contact is established between the two layers by a magnetic device that can be moved along the overlapping regions of the resistive layer and the pick-off layer. The pick-off layer is a film which consists of a ferromagnetic material and is electroconductive at least on one side. The pick-off layer is a film which consists of a ferromagnetic material and is electroconductive at least on one side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hirschmann Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Peter, Werner Dengler
  • Patent number: 8322499
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flow-control valve (1) for a hydraulic shock absorber. Components of the basic structure of the flow-control valve (I) are an axially movable slide (5) having a body (6) and a valve sleeve (7), an electromagnetic linear actuator (8) for axial displacement of the slide (5) and a fixed guide body (9) configured as a tube and having an end pin (10). The valve sleeve (7) is guided on the end pin (10) of the guide body (9) and cooperates with at least one valve opening (11) formed in the wall of the guide body (9) such that the flow cross section of the valve opening (11) can be altered by axial movement of the valve body (7). According to the invention the slide (5) is provided in a pole tube (12) fixed on the guide body (9). The body (6) of the slide (5) is guided with a clearance fit in a bearing ring (13) attached to a section of the pole tube (12) surrounding the body (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Thyssenkrupp Bilstein Suspension GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Schmidt, Wolfgang Hamers
  • Patent number: 8322369
    Abstract: A flow-control valve has a housing, a guide fixed in the housing and having a tubular end and formed with a radially throughgoing heart-shaped valve opening, and a slide axially shiftable in the housing and having a shaft and a sleeve extending axially from the shaft and snugly surrounding and slidable on the guide-body end. The slide is axially shiftable between positions with the sleeve completely blocking, partially blocking, and completely unblocking the valve opening. An electromagnetic linear actuator in the housing can axially shift the slide. A support ring fixed to the actuator and to the guide forms with the guide-body end an annular chamber into which the valve opening opens and is formed with a radially throughgoing port opening into the chamber and radially aligned with the valve opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Thyssenkrupp Bilstein Suspension GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Schmidt, Wolfgang Hamers
  • Patent number: 8322923
    Abstract: A bag has a panel made of film and having an inner face and an outer face and formed with at least two throughgoing and spaced attachment holes. A carry handle has a pair of spaced ends each having an adhesive-coated face engaging the outer face over a respective one of the holes. Respective inner patches each have an adhesive-coated face engaging the inner face over a respective one of the holes and engaged through the respective hole with the end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Mondi Jackson, Inc
    Inventor: Mark W. Gum
  • Patent number: 8308730
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for determining the mechanical leg axis of a femur. Said device is provided with a shaft (3) that comprises, on one of its ends, a securing device (5) that is connected to the shaft and that can be blocked at various angles, in order to obtain a fastening that can be blocked in an angle stable manner and that fastens the shaft (3) to the knee joint of a femur, and comprises a gripping element (10) on its other end. A force-torque measuring device (14) is arranged between the gripping element (10) and the shaft (3), said device enabling the longitudinal and/or transversal force components of force (Fz) exerted via the shaft (3) upon the knee joint to be measured by means of the gripping element (10) and/or torque produced thereby. The invention also relates to a method for determining the mechanical leg axis of a femur by means of the above mentioned device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Rheinisch-Westfaelisch-Technische Hochschule Aachen
    Inventors: Klaus Radermacher, Robert Elfring
  • Patent number: 8305347
    Abstract: An operating device comprises a transmitter arrangement (1) and a receiver arrangement (2), which may be moved longitudinally, transversally and vertically with relation to the transmitter arrangement (1) and by means of which different signals can be generated depending on the position of the transmitter arrangement (1). According to the invention, said operating device may be provided with additional functionality with a construction of the minimum technical complexity, wherein the transmitter arrangement (1) may be rotated in relation to the receiver arrangement (2) and is designed such that, at differing rotational angles, signals corresponding to the given rotational angle may be generated in the receiver device (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: paragon AG
    Inventor: Ralf Moenkemoeller
  • Patent number: 8304355
    Abstract: An elastic composite strip has a longitudinally elongated substrate strip having a pair of opposite faces and formed of an elastomer that is highly stretchable longitudinally but only limitedly or not stretchy at all transversely. A respective soft knit fabric cover strip that is highly stretchable longitudinally but only limitedly or not stretchy at all transversely extends longitudinally on each of the faces. Respective arrays of longitudinally spaced and transversely extending lines of adhesive are bonded to the faces and to filaments of the respective cover strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Nordenia Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Baldauf, Dieter Homoelle, Marcus Schoenbeck
  • Patent number: 8302446
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roll stand (1) with a number of rollers (2, 3) and with an incoming guide (4) and/or an outgoing guide (5) which is/are fixed on the roll stand (1) before or after the rolling gap (6) in the rolling direction (W), respectively, and which is/are adjustably arranged in the direction perpendicular to the axis (7) of the rollers (2, 3) and perpendicular to the rolling direction (W), particularly in the vertical direction (V). To minimize damage in case of an accident, the invention provides for a predetermined breaking point (9) in the fixing means which fixes the incoming guide (4) and/or the outgoing guide (5) on the roll stand (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: SMS Siemag AG
    Inventors: Michael Bohland, Juri Schulmeister, Markus Wagener
  • Patent number: 8299974
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a vehicle antenna device (1) and to a vehicle antenna device (1) which is produced using this method and has a carrier film (2) which is composed of an electrically non-conductive material, wherein antenna structures (3) which are composed of an electrically conductive material are applied to the carrier film (2), wherein provision is made, according to the invention, for a plug connector (4) or an electronic device (6) to be fixed and electrically contact-connected directly to the carrier film (2) at a base point of the antenna structure (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Hirschmann Car Communication GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Daum, Uwe Kreissig, Markus Pfletschinger, Bernd Schwarz
  • Patent number: 8299635
    Abstract: A portable generator unit has a frame, a generator fixed on the frame, a combustion engine fixed on the frame and coupled to the generator to drive it, a fuel tank, and means securing the tank to the frame for pivoting between a use position with the tank overlying and closely juxtaposed with the engine and generator and a maintenance position pivoted up and spaced from and giving access to the engine and generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: MATRIX GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Bindhammer
  • Patent number: 8297528
    Abstract: A rail mount secures a longitudinally extending rail having a foot to a sleeper of a track system. The mount has a rail base plate on the sleeper underneath the rail foot and unitarily formed with a pair of upwardly projecting holders transversely flanking the rail and each formed with at least one vertically throughgoing bore. Respective anchor bolts engaged vertically downward through the bores have heads bearing downward at least indirectly on the respective holders and are seated in the sleeper to hold the base plate down on the sleeper. Respective elastically deformable clips fitted to the holders below the respective anchor-bolt heads bear upwardly on the holders and downwardly on the rail foot to press the rail downwardly toward the sleeper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Schwihag AG
    Inventor: Frank Meyer
  • Patent number: D670131
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Severin Elektrogeraete GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Feder
  • Patent number: D670474
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: eepos GmbH
    Inventor: Timo Koch