Patents Represented by Attorney Bachman & LaPointe
  • Patent number: 8313056
    Abstract: A vehicle has a body and a source of a propellant. An engine is carried by the body. The engine reacts the propellant to produce thrust. The engine has a heat exchanger transferring heat from the reaction to at least a component of the propellant and generating electricity thermoelectrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David C. Jarmon, Rhonda R. Willigan, Roy N. Guile
  • Patent number: 8312737
    Abstract: A refrigeration system includes a compressor. A heat rejection heat exchanger is downstream of the compressor along a refrigerant primary flowpath. An expansion device is downstream of the heat rejection heat exchanger along the primary flowpath. A heat absorption heat exchanger is downstream of the expansion device along the primary flowpath. An economizer heat exchanger is between the heat rejection heat exchanger and the expansion device along the primary flowpath. The economizer heat exchanger includes a first portion configured to provide heat transfer from the primary flowpath to a first economizer flowpath. The economizer heat exchanger includes a second portion configured to provide heat transfer from the primary flowpath to a second economizer flowpath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Bush, Wayne P. Beagle
  • Patent number: 8312904
    Abstract: The invention is based on a valve with a valve body (1) having: an air duct (5) which penetrates the valve body (1), in particular in the axial direction (3), and a valve foot (7) which is formed, in particular in one piece, with the valve body (1), on an end (9) of the valve body (1) which is proximal with respect to a rim edge in the installed position, wherein a distal end (8) of the valve body (1) is provided to engage through a valve hole in the rim edge, and the valve foot (7) is provided for arrangement on a tyre-side side of the rim edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Alligator Ventilfabrik GmbH
    Inventor: Renato Palaoro
  • Patent number: 8308169
    Abstract: A chucking fixture for a tool or a workpiece, comprising a chuck and a toolholder or workholder matching the chuck, wherein the chuck has posts having bearing surfaces for orienting the tool or workpiece in an X and Y direction and having end faces for establishing a plane perpendicular to the Z direction, wherein devices for measuring the distance between the chuck and the toolholder or workholder are formed in the bearing surfaces and in the end faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: System 3R International AB
    Inventor: Håkan Dahlquist
  • Patent number: 8307738
    Abstract: A coaxial transmission, especially a hollow shaft transmission for industrial drive engineering, having a high power density. The transmission comprises an input element (7), an element (3) and an output element, a drive torque being multiplied and transmitted between the input element (7) and the output element via a plurality of radially mobile toothed sections (5). At least one toothed section (5) has a bearing element (11) which is enlarged in its effective zone with respect to an input element (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Wittenstein AG
    Inventors: Michael Schmidt, Thomas Wilhelm, Thomas Bayer
  • Patent number: 8309244
    Abstract: A high-voltage battery comprising a number of cells (2) that are arranged in rows, a support structure (3), and a cover plate on which high-current connectors (24) for the individual cells and a cell monitoring unit (9) are mounted. In order to reduce production, assembly, and logistics costs, the cover plate (6) is embodied as a multilayer printed board encompassing at least two conducting layers (15, 17). The first conducting layer (15) is mounted on the side of the printed board facing the cells (2) and has a considerable thickness in order to form the high-current connectors (24), while the second conducting layer (17) has a small thickness and forms the connecting lines (20) to the cell monitoring unit (9). The two layers (15, 17) are interconnected at certain points by means of conducting bores (19) that penetrate the printed board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG
    Inventor: Oliver Heidenbauer
  • Patent number: 8308176
    Abstract: A suspension stop for a motor vehicle has an upper cup, a lower cup and roller bodies arranged between the cups to permit the relative rotation thereof. The cups are designed to have at least one annular space between them. The stop further has a seal element arranged in the annular space with a sliding contact with each cup. The seal element is arranged to be mobile with relation to at least one cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: SNR Roulements
    Inventors: Herve Lenon, Gerard Mermoud, Ludovic Saunier
  • Patent number: 8308369
    Abstract: A roller bearing includes a stationary member, a rotary member and at least one row of rolling bodies arranged between the members so as to enable their relative rotation. The stationary member includes a circumferential surface that is resiliently deformable by the forces induced by the passage of the rolling bodies when the rotary member rotates. The surface has at least one instrumented area on which at least one gauge for measuring the deformations is attached. The instrumented area is circumferentially surrounded on each side by a non-instrumented area, and the rigidity of the instrumented area is strictly greater than the rigidity of the non-instrumented areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: SNR Roulements
    Inventors: Sebastien Guillaume, Cyril Pourreuix
  • Patent number: 8303247
    Abstract: A turbine engine blade outer air seal segment has a body having a base portion. The base portion has a transversely concave ID face, a forward end, an aft end, and first and second circumferential edges. The body has at least one mounting hook. The body comprises a metallic member and a ceramic member. The ceramic member and metallic member are joined along the base portion with the ceramic member inboard of the metallic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin W. Schlichting, Melvin Freling, James A. Dierberger
  • Patent number: 8302766
    Abstract: A device for transporting freight, especially freight containers in the cargo compartments of aircraft, especially to a power drive unit (PDU) having a drive roller (3) received in a frame (1) wherein the at least one drive roller (3) carrying the drive roll (4) placed thereon is mounted so as to be pivoted relative to the frame for the purpose of replacing the drive roll (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Wittenstein AG
    Inventors: Alexander Eck, Markus Spinner
  • Patent number: 8303611
    Abstract: A shaft for use with a clamp device, includes a cable which extends through a bore of the shaft; and a plurality of alternating first beads and second beads defining the shaft, each of the first and second beads having an inner opening defining the bore of the shaft, and having a surface, wherein each of the second beads has a larger inner diameter of the inner opening than each of the first beads, each of the second beads is supported on the surface of two adjacent first beads at a line of contact, and the surface of each of the second beads has a convex shape at the line of contact, wherein the first beads and the second beads have a three-dimensional convex torus configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Vitalitec International, Inc.
    Inventors: David J Danitz, David E Hegeman, Adam C Gold
  • Patent number: 8298509
    Abstract: A method is provided for electro-gasification of pet-coke, including the steps of providing a pet-coke material; treating the pet-coke material to obtain a treated pet-coke material having an average particle size of between about 20 and about 106 ?m; and exposing the treated pet-coke material to electro-gasification conditions to produce synthesis gas and/or hydrogen. Extraction of metals from the pet-coke is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Intevep, S.A.
    Inventors: Luis Felipe D'Elia, Alejandra López, Gladys Noguera
  • Patent number: 8299386
    Abstract: Cutting device for spark-erosion machine wires in which, after passing through a machining region, the wire-electrode is cut up into sections which are disposed of as waste products into a recovery receptacle. The device comprises electrical contacts connected to a voltage/current source. The wire is subjected to a dielectric fluid whose flow rate is sufficiently high to generate a turbulent flow regime and cause random lateral movements of the wire which sporadically brushes against the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignees: AGIE SA, Charmilles Technologies S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Reisenthel
  • Patent number: 8291727
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing ceramic microspheres from industrial slag. The microspheres have a particle size of about 38 microns to about 150 microns. The microspheres are used to create a cement slurry having a density of at least about 11 lbs/g. The resultant cement slurry may then be used to treat subterranean wells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Intevep, S.A.
    Inventors: George Quercia, Yibran Perera, Aiskely Blanco, Fedymar Pereira
  • Patent number: 8292510
    Abstract: A system for removing oil from a bearing compartment has a port connected to an end wall of the compartment through which the oil exits the compartment, a scavenge scoop connected to the port for collecting the oil, and a separation device connected to the scavenge scoop for creating an oil collection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jorn A. Glahn, Denman H. James, William G. Sheridan
  • Patent number: 8288054
    Abstract: A membrane electrode assembly includes an anode, a cathode, a membrane disposed between the anode and the cathode, wherein at least one of the anode, cathode and membrane contains a hydrocarbon ionomer, and an electrode catalyst disposed in at least one of the anode and the cathode, wherein the catalyst is a metal alloy catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: UTC Power Corporation
    Inventors: Sathya Motupally, Ned Cipollini, Lesia Protsailo, Andrew Haug, Tommy Skiba, Chi-Hum Paik
  • Patent number: 8287242
    Abstract: A rotor has a central shaft having a central longitudinal axis. The rotor has a longitudinal stack of a plurality of disks surrounding the shaft. An aft hub couples the stack to the shaft. The aft hub has a proximal portion and a distal portion. The distal portion tapers at a lower characteristic half angle than does the proximal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony R. Bifulco
  • Patent number: 8286582
    Abstract: A method for depositing a first material on a substrate includes providing the substrate in a deposition chamber. A molten body is formed between the substrate and a source of the first material by melting one or more second materials. A flow of the first material is passed through the molten body and from the molten body to the substrate as a vapor flow. An essentially non-expending portion of the molten body comprises an alloy having a melting temperature below a melting temperature of the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Igor V. Belousov, Igor S. Malashenko, Gregory A. Serhiyenko, Anatoli N. Shelkovoy, Evgeniy A. Shelkovoy, legal representative, Robert L. Memmen, David A. Rutz, Monika D. Kinstler
  • Patent number: 8287619
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for refining iron from high-phosphorus content iron ores. The process involves mixing a high-phosphorus iron oxide ore and an alkaline solution of pH between about 12.5 and 13.5, screening the mixture by gravity to separate an alkaline-high-phosphorus solution from a low-phosphorus iron ore; and treating the low-phosphorus iron ore with lime and a natural gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: C.V.G. Ferrominera Orinoco C.A.
    Inventor: Henry Rafael Bueno Colina
  • Patent number: D669106
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Leister Technologies AG
    Inventors: Walter Flubacher, Andreas Furling, Peter Christen