Patents Represented by Attorney Bachman & LaPointe
  • Patent number: 8231441
    Abstract: A stuffing apparatus includes: a stuffing nozzle for discharging a stuffing material from a discharge port into a casing; a stuffing pump for feeding the stuffing material into the stuffing nozzle; a casing pushing device which has a casing pusher and a fluid cylinder having a cylinder, a piston, and a rod, and which is adapted to push in a direction toward the discharge port of said stuffing nozzle a trailing end portion of a casing which is yet to be stuffed and is in a shirred state; and a movement stop detecting device (casing breakage detecting device) for detecting stoppage of the casing pushing device in the course of its movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Hitec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nakamura, Yoshinori Kamakura
  • Patent number: 8225653
    Abstract: A filling level detector for cryogenic liquids which are located in a container (1) uses a probe with a superconductor. In order to provide a filling level detector which is insensitive and costs little, the probe (11) is a flat conductor (20) which comprises a plurality of conductors which are routed parallel in a plastic matrix (21), of which a first conductor (23) is a super conductor, second conductors (24) are used to supply heating current to the first conductor (23), and third conductors (25; 25, 26) are used for voltage measurement, with the conductors in one pair (24, 25, 26) each being connected to points (27, 28 and 29, 30) which are at a distance from one another in the longitudinal direction of the probe. The probe is guided in a guide in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gert Krammer
  • Patent number: 8226229
    Abstract: A nose bearing assembly is secured onto a central area of the spectacles, directly on the optical or sun lenses, or on the bridge connecting the lenses or on a rim frame of the latter, each of the two nose bearing assemblies having a pad intended to contact the nose ala of a user and carried by a pad-bearing arm connected to the spectacles, characterized in that the pad is made of a elastically deformable material and is divided into two areas, i.e. an upper area for receiving a free end of the pad-bearing arm or securing and stiffening the pad in area, and another lower area capable of elastic deformation and of floating freely in all directions in order to obtain a self-adjustment of the pads independently from the morphology of the nose of the user when in contact with the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Logo
    Inventor: Didier Jacquemin
  • Patent number: 8229638
    Abstract: A method is described for classifying a clutch unit for a drivetrain of a motor vehicle, wherein the clutch unit has at least one friction clutch for the controllable transmission of a torque from an input element to an output element and has an actuator for actuating the friction clutch. Here, the clutch unit is controlled on the basis of a predefined characteristic curve which describes a predefined dependency of the clutch torque to be transmitted on an actuator control variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: MAGNA Powertrain AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Raphael Biancale, Gernot Maier, Martin Kiessner-Haiden, Martin Parigger
  • Patent number: 8227931
    Abstract: A power generating unit consists of an internal combustion engine (1) and a generator (2), the former comprising a crankshaft (8) received in a crankcase (5) and the generator comprising a generator housing (20) connected to the crankcase (5), a stator (36) and a rotor (30) that is connected so as to rotate with the crankshaft (8). The aim is to provide a power generation unit that requires little space and that allows a precise guidance of a rotor designed for the overall unit power. A concentric stub shaft (11) is fixedly connected at the one end to the crankshaft (8) and at the other end to the rotor (30). The generator housing (20), on its side facing the internal combustion engine (1), has a front plate (21) that accommodates a bearing (23) for the sub shaft (11). The rotor (30) is otherwise overhung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Steyr Motors GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Aschaber, Markus Poxhofer, Anton Leiminger
  • Patent number: 8228150
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuating apparatus having an elongated actuating element (3) which forms an engagement area (11) at the end, can be moved by the force of a coil device (13), (which is provided in a stationary manner) and has a permanent magnet (4), in places, which are designed to interact with a stationary core area (7), with a stationary bearing element (8) which acts as a yoke, being provided axially opposite the core area (7) for the actuating element (3), which is in the form of a piston at least in places, and with the coil device (13) having at least one coil winding (17) which is arranged on a mount (15) and whose winding wires (22, 23) are passed to contact elements (20, 21) and are electrically conductively connected to them, with the connections (24, 25) between the winding wires (22, 23) and the contact elements (20, 21) being arranged with vibration or oscillation damping with respect to the mount (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Golz, Achim Riedle, Uwe Wagner
  • Patent number: 8226313
    Abstract: An applicator device for a loose substance, in particular a cosmetic substance such as a cosmetic powder, comprising at least one housing having a storage compartment for the substance and a handle portion on which is disposed an applicator which in the closed condition of the applicator device is arranged in the interior of the housing in the direction of the storage compartment, wherein a wall of the storage compartment, that is towards the applicator, includes passageways for the loose substance, and devices for producing at least one impact on at least one part of the storage compartment so that a part of the loose substance can be loaded on to the applicator through the permeable wall of the storage compartment by metering impacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Herbert Brendel, Thomas Heidenreiter
  • Patent number: 8221841
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine blade has a platform. A root depends from the platform and an airfoil extends from the platform. The airfoil has leading and trailing edges and pressure and suction sides. The blade has a substrate having a surface. A compressive stress exists below a first region of the surface. The first region extends over a majority of a streamwise perimeter of the airfoil at a location at a spanwise distance from the tip or more than 50% of a tip-to-platform span. A coating is on the surface including at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Rutz, Monika D. Kinstler
  • Patent number: 8223085
    Abstract: A sensor element for opening of doors and gates, with the aim being to allow production of a detection field for identification of people and/or static objects by means of an antenna element, the antenna element is intended to have a flat antenna unit, with a pin-like antenna projecting at least approximately vertically from the flat antenna unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Bircher Reglomat AG
    Inventors: Klaus Mezger, Léon Audergon
  • Patent number: 8221839
    Abstract: A method for applying a single-layer or multi-layer anti-corrosion coating on a metallic substrate being part of a pipe or a duct accessory to be buried or submerged for conveying a fluid such as water, petroleum products, gas or sanitizing products. including a) preparing the surface of the substrate by mechanical means only; b) applying an adhesion promoter on the prepared surface comprising an aqueous solution of at least one silane without any further chemical process; C) applying a layer of an epoxy-resin powdery paint on the surface coated with the adhesion promoter; and d) applying at least one thermal process to the surface at least of the substrate, wherein at least one step d) for thermal processing is carried out between steps a) and b) or between steps b) and c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: BS Coatings SAS
    Inventors: Gerard Gaillard, Jean-Luc Bouliez
  • Patent number: 8222355
    Abstract: In a process for treating viscous products, especially for performing polymerization processes, especially for homo- or copolymerizing thermoplastics and elastomers, wherein monomer(s) and/or catalysts and/or initiators are added to a backmixed mixing kneader, especially with a length/diameter ratio of 0.5-3.5, heat is supplied to the product which is backmixed with already reacted product and the reacted product is removed from the mixing kneader, the product in the mixing kneader shall be heated up to its boiling temperature, portions of the product shall be evaporated and exothermicity of the product shall be absorbed by evaporative cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: List Holding AG
    Inventors: Pierre-Alain Fleury, Pierre Lichti
  • Patent number: 8220522
    Abstract: A turbine component has an airfoil portion with at least one central core element, a pressure side wall, and a suction side wall. The airfoil portion also has a serpentine cooling passageway in at least one of the walls. In a preferred embodiment, the airfoil portion has a serpentine cooling passageway in both of the pressure and suction side walls. A refractory metal core for forming the serpentine cooling passageway(s) is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Frank J. Cunha, William Abdel-Messeh
  • Patent number: 8215374
    Abstract: A turbine component has an airfoil portion with at least one central core element, a pressure side wall, and a suction side wall. The airfoil portion also has a serpentine cooling passageway in at least one of the walls. In a preferred embodiment, the airfoil portion has a serpentine cooling passageway in both of the pressure and suction side walls. A refractory metal core for forming the serpentine cooling passageway(s) is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Frank J. Cunha, William Abdel-Messeh
  • Patent number: 8216687
    Abstract: An article has a metallic substrate having a first emissivity. A thermal barrier coating atop the substrate may have an emissivity that is a substantial fraction of the first emissivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Steven W. Burd, Robert M. Sonntag, Kevin W. Schlichting
  • Patent number: 8212749
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an Active Matrix Organic Light-Emitting-Diode (AMOLED) drive circuit using transient current feedback. The AMOLED drive circuit includes a current Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), a data line drive transistor, a constant current source, a variable current source, a differential amplifier, and a transient charging current control unit. The DAC generates current corresponding to input digital data. The data line drive transistor is configured such that the drain terminal thereof is connected to the output node of the current DAC. The constant current source is connected between the source terminal of the data line drive transistor and a ground. The variable current source is connected between both the output node of the current DAC and the drain terminal of the drive transistor, and a voltage source. The differential amplifier is configured to input the output voltage thereof to the gate terminal of the drive transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Gyu-Hyeong Cho, Young-Suk Son, Sang-Kyung Kim, Jin-Yong Jeon, Gun-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 8210803
    Abstract: A vane has an airfoil shell and a spar within the shell. The vane has an outboard shroud at an outboard end of the shell and an inboard platform at an inboard end of the shell. The shell includes a region having a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) varying with depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery R. Schaff, Jun Shi
  • Patent number: 8211506
    Abstract: A method for coating a part includes applying a ceramic mask to a first surface portion of the part. A coating is applied to a second surface portion of the part and at least partially contacting the mask. The mask is destructively removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Donn R. Blankenship, Paul H. Zajchowski
  • Patent number: D663755
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Leister Technologies AG
    Inventors: Felix Schilter, Andreas Furling
  • Patent number: D664253
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: NORMED Medizin-Technik GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Pech
  • Patent number: D664623
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventors: Cameron John French, Ashley Daniel Welke, Edward Joseph Khoury