Patents Represented by Attorney Bachman & LaPointe
  • Patent number: 8257454
    Abstract: An apparatus for thermochemical conversion of solid carbonaceous materials into fluid fuels using a fluid source of oxygen and an external source of concentrated radiation includes a reactor having a wall defining a cavity; a radiation inlet positioned in the wall for passing concentrated radiation into the cavity; and at least one inlet for introducing a fluid reactant flow of a source of oxygen and particles of carbonaceous material into direct exposure to the concentrated radiation in the cavity so as to heat and thermochemically convert the particles into fluid fuel. A process and system are also provided. The fluid source of oxygen is preferably steam and the carbonaceous material is preferably particles of petcoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Intevep, S.A.
    Inventors: Philipp Haueter, Andreas Z'Graggen, Dominic Trommer, Aldo Steinfeld, Manuel Romero, Juan Carlos De Jesus, Domingo Rodriguez, Alfredo Morales, Julian Blanco
  • Patent number: 8251126
    Abstract: A process for casting a turbine engine component is provided. The process comprises the steps of placing a refractory core assembly comprising two intersecting plates in a die, encapsulating the refractory core assembly in a wax pattern having the form of the turbine engine component, forming a ceramic shell mold about the wax pattern, removing the wax pattern, and pouring molten material into the ceramic shell mold to form the turbine engine component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald R. Gagnon, Jr., John R. Farris, Eric A. Hudson
  • Patent number: 8251123
    Abstract: A casting core assembly includes a metallic core and a ceramic core. The process for forming the casting core assembly includes inserting a ceramic plug of a metallic core and ceramic plug core subassembly into a compartment of the ceramic core. The ceramic plug is secured to the ceramic core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John R. Farris, Tracy A. Propheter-Hinckley, Douglas C. Jenne, Matthew S. Gleiner, Peter H. Thomas
  • Patent number: 8252063
    Abstract: A growing prosthesis comprising a joint replacement part, a prosthesis stem, a stem-anchoring element, and an element with corresponding drive provided for the lengthening of the growing prosthesis. The element provided for the lengthening of the growing prosthesis is a spindle element arranged in the stem-anchoring element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Wittenstein AG
    Inventor: Roman Stauch
  • Patent number: 8251628
    Abstract: A joint tong apparatus for a radiation shielding facility. A spherical ball has a through-hole. An inner spherical socket and an outer spherical socket are installed in a hole formed in a partition between a radiation-shielded room and a control room so as to enclose the spherical ball on inner and outer sides. A bar is inserted and coupled into and to the through-hole of the spherical ball. An inner joint assembly has a first housing coupled to a shielded room-side end of the bar and a first pivot member pivotably mounted on a free end of the first housing. An outer joint assembly having a second housing coupled to a control room-side end of the bar and a second pivot member pivotably mounted on a free end of the second housing. The apparatus further includes a tong assembly, a handle assembly, a tong manipulation cable, and a pair of pivot manipulation cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignees: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun Pyo Lee, Won Myung Choung, Dong Hee Hong, Jeong Hoe Ku, Won Kyung Lee, Il Je Cho, Dong Hak Kook, Kie Chan Kwon, Gil Sung You, Ji Sup Yoon
  • Patent number: 8251773
    Abstract: A control system for a high pressure cutting arrangement is disclosed. The cutting arrangement comprises a liquid stream and a slurry stream, the slurry comprising abrasive particles suspended in a fluid. The liquid stream and the slurry stream are both supplied under pressure of about 300 MPa to a cutting tool, with at least a portion of the supplied pressure being converted to kinetic energy in the cutting tool to produce a combined liquid and abrasive stream at high velocity. The cutting tool includes a combining chamber into which both the liquid and slurry streams are introduced, the pressure in an entry region of the combining chamber being determined by the pressure of the liquid stream. The control system acts to actuate or prevent flow of slurry in the slurry stream by activation or de-activation of an energizing means up-stream of the chamber. Pressure in the slurry stream is substantially equal to the pressure in the entry region of the combining chamber whether or not slurry is flowing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Abrasive Cutting Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Danek Liwszyc, Adam Liwszyc, Joshua Adam Liwszyc
  • Patent number: 8246939
    Abstract: A water-free preparation, in particular for application to the lips, which contains a silicone-free phase which contains at least one polybutene and/or polyisobutene, at least one isoparaffin, at least one wax and/or wax ester and optionally conventional adjuvant and additive substances and a silicone-bearing phase which contains at least one fluorosilicone, at least one dimethicone, at least one dimethiconol and optionally a particulate phase and fillers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Schwan-Stabilo Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ernst Bobka, Thomas Gibtner, Michaela Mara
  • Patent number: 8246807
    Abstract: A coating which improves the wear performance of a part is described. The coating is applied over an article such as a part or a workpiece using an electroplating process. The coating broadly includes a cobalt material matrix with a hardness of at least 550 HV and a plurality of carbide particles distributed throughout the cobalt material matrix. The cobalt material matrix may be a cobalt-phosphorous alloy. The particles interspersed throughout the matrix may be chrome carbide or silicon carbide particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron T. Nardi, Blair A. Smith
  • Patent number: 8246722
    Abstract: A regenerable sorbent for the removal of acid gas from a fluid stream. The regenerable sorbent is made from raw materials such as iron mineral, expansive clay and starch. Acid gas is removed from the fluid stream by a process where the raw materials are obtained, crushed, sifted, possibly pelletized, calcined and contacted with the fluid stream containing the acid gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Intevep, S.A.
    Inventors: Alfredo Viloria, Mónica Román, Marvin Ricaurte, Yanine Gonzaléz, Rafael Yoll, Marcos Rosa-Brussin
  • Patent number: 8249768
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for controlling the hybrid drive of a motor vehicle having the following components: internal combustion engine (VKM), manual transmission (SG), at least one electrical machine (Emi), at least one clutch (Kj) and an energy storage device (ES), and at least one driven axle (HA; VA) are intended to provide maximum efficiency and service life of the components. To this end, a decision is made about which operating modes (AMK) are possible on the basis of a driver input (FW) and operating state, a division is made about which gears (Gj) are available for the possible operating modes (AMK), so that a larger number of modes (AMGK) are available for selection, operating points which correspond to the driver input are determined for all these modes (AMGK), taking into account the operating state and system state (SZA), the modes (AMGK) are assessed and the mode (AMGK*) which is assessed as being most expedient is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Mori, Theodor Schöberl, Helmut Martin, Florian Kramer, Clemens Burow, Jan-Erik Hein, Manfred Posch
  • Patent number: 8240516
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a liquid to a pasty product is placed at the open end of a rigid container and includes a manual dosing pump for dosing a predetermined amount of product to be dispensed. The device has a base member to be placed on the container, a push button with a dispensing spout capable of a pumping action against a bellow including an opening-closing system formed at the upper end of the bellow. The opening-closing system includes a first inner peripheral collar formed at the upper end of the bellow and associated with a second collar of the bellow that is concentrically arranged relative to the first one and inserted in the same groove of the push button, wherein a locking tab capable of blocking the opening protrudes from the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Plastohm SA
    Inventor: Philippe Lautre
  • Patent number: 8241468
    Abstract: A method for applying a coating by a cathodic is provided. The method includes the steps of: a) providing a cathodic arc coater that includes a power source and utilizes a disk-shaped cathode, the cathode having an evaporative surface extending between a first end surface and a second end surface, wherein the evaporative surface has an area; b) determining a maximum acceptable power density for the evaporative surface; and c) applying a magnitude of electrical current from the power source to the cathode, wherein the electrical current magnitude divided by the area is equal to or less than the maximum acceptable power density for the evaporative surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Russell A. Beers, Asumini Kasule, Kevin Lee Collins
  • Patent number: 8243872
    Abstract: A spacer grid can be applied to close-spaced nuclear fuel rods. The spacer grid is directed to solve the problem in which, as the outer diameter of each nuclear fuel rod increases due to the use of dual-cooled nuclear fuel rods for improving cooling performance and obtaining high combustion and high output power, the gap between the neighboring nuclear fuel rods is narrowed to thus make it impossible to use an existing spacer grid. The spacer grid is a combination of unit grid straps, each of which has supports for supporting each of the nuclear fuel rods set in a narrow array and has a sheet shape, which are combined with each other. The supports are located at positions shifted from the longitudinal central line of each unit grid strap toward sub-channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
    Inventors: Kang-Hee Lee, Hyung-Kyu Kim, Kyung-Ho Yoon, Young-Ho Lee, Jae-Yong Kim, Tae-Hyun Chun, Wang-Kee In, Dong-Seok Oh, Chang-Hwan Shin
  • Patent number: 8235245
    Abstract: A detachable grip device has a body, two jaw-forming elements which are mobile in relation to each other between an open position and a closed position, a system for displacing the jaw-forming elements which are designed in such a way as to be able to alternate between a stable closing state and a stable opening state, via an intermediate state of unstable equilibrium, and a system for opening the jaw-forming elements. The opening system is adapted in such a way as to drive the displacement system initially in their closed state past the intermediate state of unstable equilibrium. The opening system comprises at least one button which is arranged on a longitudinal side of the body and is mounted in a sliding manner according to a direction of displacement having a component in the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: SEB SA
    Inventor: Christophe Lorthioir
  • Patent number: 8236167
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition having a wide variety of uses consists of a dearomatized hydrocarbon distillate (petroleum), a post lubricant petroleum hydrocarbon, and white mineral oil. In one embodiment, the dearomatized hydrocarbon distillate is present in an amount from 15 to 25%, the post lubricant petroleum hydrocarbon is present in an amount from 5 to 15%, and the balance is the white mineral oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Liquifix
    Inventor: D. Matthew Lacerenza
  • Patent number: 8235240
    Abstract: A flat inner container (3), especially an internal tank for a road vehicle, which is surrounded by an outer container (1) and is used for receiving a cryogenic liquid, particularly a fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Klaus Hausberger
  • Patent number: 8231853
    Abstract: A method for producing of ultra-dispersed carbon comprises the steps of introducing gaseous methane and chlorine into passageways (3 and 4) of a burner (2) communicating with a chamber (1) of a reactor, combusting the mixture of methane and chlorine resulting in the formation of a diffusion flame, depositing products of a process of oxidative coupling of methane, separating a suspension containing solid carbon particles, and extracting a desired product. The greater part of the methane stream is fed to the outer boundary of the flame through a branch pipe (6) provided within the reactor chamber. Internal walls of the reactor chamber (1) in the combustion zone of the diffusion flame are washed by means of water stream. The desired product is extracted from the crude product through thermal processing of the solid particles suspension. Utilization of the method essentially increases the mono-dispersed carbon yield in the process of oxidative coupling of methane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventors: Valentin Borisovich Aleskovskiy, Elena Valentinovna Pfeifer, legal representative, Vladimir Valentinovich Aleskovskiy, legal representative, Kirill Borisovich Galitseyskiy
  • Patent number: 8231072
    Abstract: A cutting element for comminuting organic substances, organic materials, soils, plant cultures or the like, in particular for mulching, shredding and chopping, which cutting element can be connected fixedly or releasably to a comminuting rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: AHWI Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Willibald
  • Patent number: D664820
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Leister Technologies AG
    Inventor: Andreas Furling
  • Patent number: D665642
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Leister Technologies AG
    Inventors: Andreas Furling, Giuseppe Di Miceli