Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Charles P. Boukus, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8134313
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for moving and/or opening and closing at least one drawer, flap, door, or similar. The device comprises at least one-drive unit (9) that is effectively connected to the drawer, flap, door, or similar, at least one control and regulation unit (1) for the at least one drive unit (9), and at least one sensor unit (2) for detecting the direction of rotation and/or the number of rotations of the drive shaft of the drive unit (9), the number and/or the direction of rotation being fed to the control and regulation unit (1). A timer (5) is provided that starts a given interval when rotations of the drive shaft are detected which are not generated by the drive unit (9) while at least one comparing unit (3,4) is provided in which a lower threshold value can be stored for the rotations or partial rotations of the drive shaft detected by the sensor unit (2) within the given interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignees: Kuester Automotive Door Systems GmbH, Grass GmbH
    Inventor: Juergen Zipp
  • Patent number: 7882641
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for cutting produce, in particular vegetables or fruit, comprising a cutting part (5), arranged in the region of a receptacle (18) for the material to be cut, and a punch element (6) engaging in the receptacle (18), wherein the punch element (6) has recesses (10) for completely receiving the cutting blades (9) of the cutting part (5) when the device is in the closed position. According to the invention, fastening means are provided in the region of the receptacle (18) for the material to be cut for optionally fixing at least one additional cutting part (12), wherein the punch element (6) has recesses (13) for completely receiving the cutting blades (14) of the at least one additional cutting part (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: Cedomir Repac
  • Patent number: 7832042
    Abstract: An elongated toothbrush head defining a longitudinal axis includes a first brush member having a first brush support surface and a second brush member which is a pivot arm mounted for pivotal movement on the first brush member. The pivot arm has a second brush support surface including a first portion and a second portion which are joined together and include free ends which are spaced apart. The first portion and the second portion of the second brush support surface are capable of pivoting relative to the first brush support surface about an axis which extends transversely to the longitudinal axis of the head and laterally across the pivot arm. One or more teeth cleaning elements project from the first portion and the second portion and are inclined at an angle to the second brush support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. DePuydt, Bernhard Boland, Michael Stolper, Thomas Fritsch
  • Patent number: 7810546
    Abstract: A lining support plate includes a base plate of cast metal and a plurality of pins which extend into the base plate and project from a support surface to anchor a friction lining material on the base plate. In the manufacture of the lining support plate, a support plate pattern (1) with a. plurality of cavities (4) in a lateral face is provided. Pins (6a-6d) are inserted into the cavities and partially protrude from the support plate pattern (1). The support plate pattern (1) and the protruding portions of the pins (6a-6d) are surrounded by a moulding compound which is compressed and/or cured. When the support plate pattern (1) is removed, the pins (6a-6d) are left behind in the moulding compound and a support plate casting cavity is formed. A melt is poured into the cavity, surrounding the portions of the pins (6a-6d) protruding into the cavity. Once the melt has solidified, the lining support plate can be removed from the mould.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: TMD Friction Services GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Heider, Cristobal Montero Bautista, Armin Eckert
  • Patent number: 7601184
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing candles comprised of a starting material that contains, at least in part, fats and/or oils. Optional additives such as colorants are admixed to the starting material, and the starting material, in a liquid phase, is sprayed onto a cooling medium (10) whereby being transformed into a solid phase and, during a pressing process, is subsequently pressed to form a pressed article and is optionally milled. According to the invention, the starting material solely contains oils and/or fats that are hardened and, on the cooling medium (10), are transformed into an essentially homogenous, crystalline, preferably granular crystalline structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventor: Dieter Tischendorf
  • Patent number: 7586062
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for shielding coherent electromagnetic radiation, especially laser radiation. The device comprises at least two partially converging faces (6, 7) between which two opposite openings (8, 9) are configured. The distance of the faces (6, 7) between the two openings (8, 9) varies to such an extent that the electromagnetic radiation is prevented from going from the one opening (8) straight through the other opening (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: FFT EDAG Produktionssysteme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Erwin Martin Heberer
  • Patent number: 7448107
    Abstract: A head for a toothbrush including a neck and, first and second sets of one or more bristles each. The first and second sets are indirectly supported by the neck and movable relative to each other such that at least one component of this relative movement causes the bristle(s) of the first set to be raised and/or lowered relative to the bristle(s) in the second set. The first and second sets of bristles both are movable relative to the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. DePuydt, Bernhard Boland, Michael Stolper, Thomas Fritsch
  • Patent number: 7444909
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for cutting fruit and vegetables, in particular onions, having a cutter member (3) that has a plurality of blades (2) and having a counterpart element (4) against which the cutter member (3) is pressed for cutting the material to be cut, wherein the counterpart element (4) has a punch (5) which presses the material to be cut through the cutter member (3), or the blades (2) thereof. For receiving the cut material, a container (6) is releasably disposed on the cutter member (3), on its side remote from the counterpart element (4), in the region of the blades (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Inventors: Cedomir Repac, Branko Culig
  • Patent number: 7413434
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method for the production of raw materials for candle production and for heat storage material, such as waxes, in which from a starting material containing lipids, the lipids are extracted and/or refined and/or hydrogenated. As the starting material, a mixture of organic materials containing lipids, in particular mixtures of food residues, old cooking fats and/or recycled food materials from the food industry, and/or animal fats are washed and comminuted, in a first method step; in a second method step, the lipids are isolated; and next, the lipids are selectively esterified and/or refined and/or hydrogenated into the raw material for the candle production or for the heat storage material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Inventor: Dieter Tischenborf
  • Patent number: 7297087
    Abstract: A micro gear system, operating according to the principle of a strain wave gear system, a Wolfrom gear system, or a similar planetary gear system comprises at least one sun wheel (14) and at least two planet wheels (16) meshing with the sun wheel (14). The sun wheel (14) is rotatably fixed to drive shaft (20) placed along a longitudinal axis (18) of the gear system. The planet wheels (16) indirectly or directly mesh with a toothing which is rotatably fixed to a drive shaft (28) placed centrally along the longitudinal axis of the gear system. The drive shafts (20,28) are embodied as hollow shafts (30,32) having continuous bore holes (34,36) such that information or fluid media can be directed through the gear system. A sealing system (42) comprising a labyrinth seal (44) which includes a plurality of annular grooves (46) is disposed between the hollow shafts (30,32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Micromotion GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Degen, Rolf Slatter
  • Patent number: 7279658
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10) for cleaning the gas nozzle (12) of a welding torch (14) and for spraying the gas nozzle (12) or a welding wire located in the gas nozzle (12). The inventive device comprises a clamping/holding device (16) for the gas nozzle (12), a cleaning device (18) for mechanically removing welding residues from the gas nozzle (12), wherein the cleaning device (18) can be moved in the direction of a first axis (20) towards the clamping/holding device (16) or away from the latter. The device also comprises a spraying device (22) for applying an anti-stick medium. The spraying device (22) can be moved in the direction of a second axis (24) that is arranged in a substantially transversal manner with respect to a first axis (20) and relative to the clamping/holding device (16). Preferably, the spraying device (22) is mechanically coupled to a cutting device (44) for the welding wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Alexander Binzel Schweisstechnik
    Inventor: Ralf Schaefer
  • Patent number: 7150214
    Abstract: A vegetable chopper (10) includes a lower housing part (14), which has a knife (16) on its underside and receives a rotatable inner body with a chopping grid (20), the inner body (18) being fillable with the vegetable. Vegetable chopper (10) has an upper housing part (12) with a ram (26) which is disposed on a spindle (24) in the operating state plunges into the inner body (18) and upon rotation of the upper housing part (12) relative to the lower housing part (14) executes an axial motion counter to the chopping grid (20). Vegetable chopper (10) includes a coupling device (28), which in the operating state assure engagement with a thread of the spindle (24) and in the open state allows a free axial displacement of the spindle (24) and ram (26). The coupling device (28) is connected to the upper housing part (12), and the spindle (24) is guided for axial displacement relative to the upper housing part (12) and secured against rotation relative to the upper housing part (12) on the axial guide (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Petra Repac
    Inventors: Cedomir Repac, Branko Culig
  • Patent number: 7002102
    Abstract: The invention relates to a toolholder (10) for coupling a welding torch to an industrial robot (14), comprising a first fixing device (16) for fixing the welding torch (12) to the toolholder (10) and comprising a second fixing device (18) for fixing the toolholder (10) to the industrial robot (14). The first and second fixing devices (16, 18) can be displaced or repositioned with regard to one another counter to the action of spring elements (22, 24). The toolholder also comprises a protective circuit (26) for deactivating the welding torch (12) when predetermined displacements or repositionings are exceeded. A component (28) connected to the first fixing device (16) can be repositioned in the Z-direction (30) (toolholder longitudinal axis) and can be displaced in the X-direction and/or Y-direction (32, 34) with regard to the second fixing device (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Alexander Binzel Schweisstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heinz-Martin Münch, Jörg Schwarz
  • Patent number: 6790536
    Abstract: A sheet metal profile support (10) for automotive construction, such as a cross member, rocker panel, or frame support is disclosed, with a U-shaped, parabolic, or horseshoe-shaped profile cross section (12), in which, in at least one section (14) of the two legs (16, 18) of the profile, a first and second sheet metal layer (20, 22) rest flush against each other as a sheet doubling and in the region of the free ends of the legs (16, 18), the sheet metal layers (20, 22) are connected to each other in one piece by means of a beaded edge (32) that has a hollow chamber (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Linde + Pullman AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Schönleber, Alexander Dollischek
  • Patent number: 6789321
    Abstract: In a safety razor a blade unit (1) is mounted on a carrying structure (2) for pivotal movement, and a delivery system (25,32,44) for conducting from a reservoir (21) a fluid, e.g. a lubricating fluid, which is to be applied to the skin during shaving, discharges the fluid at a port (45) which opens at or close to the pivot axis. The delivery system incorporates a valve (22,24) to control the supply of fluid to the blade unit (1) and the blade unit carrying structure (2) is coupled to the valve for the valve to eb actuated in response to the blade unit (1) being pressed against the skin during shaving. The blade unit carrying structured (2) is connected to a support structure (35) by a hinged coupling (36) and the valve is operated by a hinged movement of the blade unit carrying structure (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Graham John Simms
  • Patent number: D532432
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Alexander Binzel Schweisstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Mark Owens
  • Patent number: D537092
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Alexander Binzel Schweisstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Mark Owens
  • Patent number: D576454
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Inventor: Cedomir Repac
  • Patent number: D591115
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Inventor: Cedomir Repac
  • Patent number: D653311
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Gabriel V. Lechuga