Patents Represented by Attorney Collard & Roe
  • Patent number: 8353010
    Abstract: A method of establishing protected electronic communication between various electronic devices equips users beforehand with a personal electronic identity gadget bearing no information about the user identity. Only at the first connection of the blank personal gadget to the electronic devices of an arbitrary electronic service provider, and/or to local electronic devices, the personal electronic identity gadget and the electronic devices and/or the local electronic devices mutually generate a verifiable electronic identity, which is stored in the personal electronic identity gadget and in the electronic devices and/or local electronic devices, for the needs of further mutual electronic communication, separately from other identities and without the knowledge of personal data about the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ANECT a.s.
    Inventor: Libor Neumann
  • Patent number: 8350428
    Abstract: A tubular drive has a hollow shaft and at least one drive wheel mounted on the hollow shaft so as to rotate. The hollow shaft is rotatably mounted in a flange. An electric motor with an integrated generator is supplied for relative rotational adjustment of the drive wheel on the hollow shaft. A vibration exciter, particularly for a vibration pile driver, has at least two axles disposed parallel to one another, as well as at least two imbalance masses, which are attached on one or more of the axles. There is at least one such tubular drive for adjusting the relative rotation position of the imbalance masses with regard to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ABI Anlagentechnik-Baumaschinen-Industriebedarf Maschinenfabrik und Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Christian Heichel, Albrecht Kleibl
  • Patent number: 8347592
    Abstract: An apparatus for constructing sandbags has a movable, floatable platform, and a length of casing disposed in a roll and supported on the platform. The casing has two longitudinal edges and can be unrolled from the roll. There is a hopper for receiving and dispensing a quantity of sand on top of the casing as the casing is unrolled from the roll. The hopper is supported by a crane mounted on the platform, and positioned above the length of casing. There is a device for bringing the longitudinal edges of the casing together after the sand has been deposited, and a stitching machine for stitching the edges of the casing together to form a tube of casing filled with sand. The stitching machine is mounted on the crane above the device for bringing the edges of the casing together. There is a conveyor for conveying the tube away from the stitching machine and off of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Charles Kean
  • Patent number: 8344848
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and appropriate devices for safely, unequivocally and exclusively, temporarily assigning the command authority of an operator (1) to a controllable technical system (60) using a mobile control device (2) which is technically suitable for periodically controlling a plurality of controllable technical systems (60), which is equipped as standard with safety switch elements (38, 39) such as an emergency stop switch, ok key and operating mode selection switches and for a data coupling with the controllable technical system (60) in spite of having only normal transmission means (6) or network technologies without any particular features specific to safety function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Keba AG
    Inventors: Manfred Möschl, Manfred Schininger
  • Patent number: 8342086
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drive device (1) for a bending press, in particular a folding press (2), comprising a press frame (3), a press table (9) and a press beam (11) that can be adjusted relative to the press table (9) via a hydraulic system (18) comprising a hydraulic pump (47), controlled drive motor (45), switch and control means and pressure lines and at least one pressure cylinder (12) which can be supplied with at least one pressure medium. The hydraulic system (18) forms a closed system together with a ring line (44) comprising the hydraulic pump (47), control valves (39, 41, 58, 84, 86, 87, 88, 89) and a pressure store (57). The ring line comprises a first line section (51) between a pressure chamber (23) of the pressure cylinder (12) and the hydraulic pump (47) and a second line section (53) between an additional pressure chamber (22) of the pressure cylinder (12) and the hydraulic pump (47).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: TRUMPF Maschinen Austria GmbH & Co. KG.
    Inventors: Markus Resch, Rudolf Scheidl, Peter Ladner, Karl Ladner
  • Patent number: 8342991
    Abstract: A play ball comprising an outer casing having two adjacent openings, a vent and a balloon is provided. The outer casing is substantially non-porous. An uninflated balloon is inserted into the outer casing through an opening. During inflation of the balloon, air from within the outer casing is vented. A handle is attached to the outer casing through the adjacent openings in the casing. The handle is stretchable and can be in the form of an elastomeric band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Donald Spector
  • Patent number: 8340466
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is the improvement of an arrangement for the imaging of surface structures of three-dimensional objects, comprising a device for the optical recording of the surface of at least a partial region of the three-dimensional object from different positions, such that the imaging of the object can be carried out with comparatively little complexity with high reproducible accuracy. According to the invention, the arrangement thus comprises a selection circuit (9), for the selection of a first image section (10) and a subsequent image module (11), in which at least one further image section (12) is digitally recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Heraeus Kulzer GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Kordass, Christian Gärtner
  • Patent number: 8337790
    Abstract: A method and system for purifying flue gases from power plants fired with fossil fuels has an absorber with at least one contact installation level arranged in an upper region, impinged with a suspension, and flowed through by untreated gas. The lower region has an absorption suspension sump, above which the inflow for the untreated gas is disposed. A separate reaction container includes two chambers separated by a partition wall with an overflow. The first chamber is connected with the sump, receives oxidation air, and has in a lower region an opening for discharging suspension. The second chamber is connected with a lime/limestone suspension container. A gas exhaust hood above the reaction container draws exhaust vapors into an exhaust vapor hood. A line for absorption suspension extends between at least one spraying level of the absorber and the reaction container, and a process water feed lies above the spraying level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Babcock Noell GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Welp, Thomas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8336890
    Abstract: An annular-gap seal for a valve, blocks the fluid flow from a high-pressure side to a low-pressure side. The valve has a cylinder, through which the fluid flows and in which a piston is axially displaced. In the blocked position, an annular gap between the piston and the cylinder can be sealed by the annular gap seal, which lies in a groove that runs around the cylinder. To increase the sealing action of the gap seal, two sealing rings lie adjacent to one another mirror-symmetrically in the groove. In the blocked position, fluid from the high-pressure side causes a sealing lip of a first sealing ring that faces the low-pressure side to be pressed in a fluid-tight manner against the piston and a sealing face of the first sealing ring to be pressed in a fluid-tight manner against the wall of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Mokveld Valves B.V.
    Inventor: Gerrit H. Verwoerd
  • Patent number: 8337249
    Abstract: The invention relates to a right-angle connector (20a, 20b), comprising a plurality of contact elements (50a, 50b) which are arranged next to one another and provided at the back of the right-angle connector (20a, 20b) for soldering to conductors of a printed circuit board (4), comprising an upper shielding (22a, 22b) arranged at least on the upper side of the right-angle connector (20a, 20b) and a lower shielding (34a, 34b) arranged on the lower side. The right-angle (20a, 20b) according to the invention is characterized in that the lower shielding (34a, 34b) contains a lower shielding element (36a, 36b) on the connector side, the shielding surface (37a, 37b) of the element being oriented in the connecting direction (28), the lower shielding (34a, 34b) furthermore contains a separate, rear lower shielding element (38a, 38b), and the lower shielding elements (36a, 36b, 38a, 38b) are electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ERNI Electronics GmbH
    Inventor: Juergen Lappoehn
  • Patent number: 8337225
    Abstract: A bus bar connector terminal design includes a bus bar having a bus bar housing, on which at least one connector terminal having a terminal housing is attached. The at least one connector terminal has a fixation device for fixation of the at least one connector terminal in a secure position on the bus bar. A bus bar as well as a connector terminal for use in such a bus bar connector terminal design are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Pollmann Elektrotechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Johannes Bollmann
  • Patent number: 8339234
    Abstract: The invention relates to an inductance coil, in particular an inductance coil without an iron core for use in electric power grids, comprising at least two cylindrical winding layers (1), which are disposed concentrically with respect to a coil central axis (7) and are connected electrically in parallel. The inductance coil comprises at least one means for reducing or minimizing sound emissions produced during the operation of the inductance coil. At least the outermost winding layer (1) is designed in this case as a current-conducting, acoustic shield winding (18) opposite the winding layer (1) adjacent in the direction of the coil central axis (7), wherein the shield winding (18) is dimensioned electrically such that it is designed for the transmission of a current intensity, which is only a fraction of the current intensity, to be transmitted by the adjacent winding layer (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Coil Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Grisenti, Josef Eder, Johann Muelleder
  • Patent number: 8335585
    Abstract: The invention describes a goods distribution center (1) and a method for its operation for goods (9) to be handled preferably in partitioned storage and transport containers (8) with at least two storage areas (5, 7) for groups of goods with varying turnover frequencies. It comprises an incoming goods area (2), an outgoing goods area (6) and at least one order picking area (4). Conveying devices (10) form for example conveyor belts, roller conveyors, storage and retrieval means (12), e.g. shelf operating devices. Storage devices form e.g. high shelf, flow shelf storage etc. Furthermore, data input and output devices (26) are provided at workstations (18) and connected communicatively with a storage, control and monitoring device (25). The conveying devices (10) of the incoming goods area (2) and the order picking area (4) are in the form of continuous conveying devices (14, 16), which are connected via transfer conveying means (15) to one another and to storage and retrieval means (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: TGW Logistics Group GmbH, Klug GmbH Integrierte Systeme
    Inventors: Rudolf Hansl, Dieter Klug
  • Patent number: 8333395
    Abstract: A front-axle bracket for motor vehicles has two accommodations spaced apart from one another in the longitudinal vehicle direction in each instance for the bearing locations for pivoting mounting of one of two wheel guide elements, in each instance, such as transverse control arms or A-arms, accommodations for attachment of the front-axle bracket as a pre-finished unit, together with pre-assembled assemblies, on the vehicle body, and at least individual ones of accommodations for attachment of the steering gear mechanism, for attachment of the stabilizer, and for mounting of a pendulum support. The front-axle bracket is produced as a component that is in one piece with these accommodations and connects them with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: KSM Castings Group GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Buschjohann, Heiko Kauert, Juergen Eickmann, Andreas Hennings, Andreas Buehrig-Polaczek, Lars Wuerker, Klaus Greven
  • Patent number: 8333951
    Abstract: A method produces a product gas rich in hydrogen. A starting material including carbon is split via pyrolysis, and the resulting gas is mixed with water vapor to increase the hydrogen content and heated. The heat necessary comes from the combustion of the produced pyrolysis coke. The heat necessary for individual process steps is fed via a heat transfer medium circuit having a heating zone heated via flue gas from the pyrolysis coke firing. The gas/water vapor mixture is subsequently heated in a reaction zone. The heat transfer medium heats the starting material in a pyrolysis zone indirectly, without directly contacting the starting material, is cooled in a cooling zone, and subsequently returns to the beginning of the circuit. Upstream of the heating zone, the heat transfer medium is preheated via the hot product gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Heinz-Juergen Muehlen
  • Patent number: 8328020
    Abstract: A material-sparing, reusable stack holding system for supporting and transporting framed photovoltaic or solar thermal flat modules. The system consists of individual molded parts, which form stable and transport-safe pillars or rails, respectively, among one another by means of mechanical cogging and with the frames of the modules by means of a locking connection. To date, only stack holders, in the case of which the solar modules are stacked in horizontal position with the use side facing up (“sunny side”), were known. The system disclosed here makes it possible to stack the modules in horizontal as well as in vertical position. In the case of horizontal stacking, the use side can be arranged facing up or down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: EckPack Service GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Martin Flossmann
  • Patent number: 8327961
    Abstract: Walk-with apparatus (101), e.g. a powered golf-caddy (101), has a reference member (18), a handle (1) adapted to be used to hold and guide the apparatus, and rotary mechanical damping means (13, 14), the handle 1 being movable in a forwards and backwards direction (103) relative to the reference member (18) to produce electric signals (104) to vary the speed of the (apparatus 101), under the effect of the damping means (13, 14) thereby to inhibit hunting. In addition to spring means (6, 8) and a DC motor controller (110) with an acceleration ramp, the damping means (13, 14) is needed to give smooth motion. The handle (1) has rotary cam means (80, 81, 90) to lock it in any position along direction (103), with a 45° rotation either way at any angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Mario Peter Arpino
  • Patent number: 8322929
    Abstract: A slide bearing has at least one bearing shell for accommodating a component to be supported. The at least one bearing shell has two grooves that run in a circumferential direction on its slide surface, into which grooves guide elements for lubricant are laid. The grooves and the guide elements are disposed convergent to one another at least over a partial circumference of the slide surface. least one bearing shell for accommodating a component to be supported. The bearing shell has two grooves that run in the circumferential direction on its slide surface, into which grooves guide elements for lubricant are laid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: MAHLE International GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Issler
  • Patent number: 8323045
    Abstract: A card edge connector has a plurality of contacts, a housing configured to hold the plurality of contacts arranged in a first direction, and a pair of arm members held on the housing so as to extend along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. Each of the arm members includes a latch portion and an interference portion. The latch portion is configured to engage with a side edge of a card when the card is connected to the card edge connector. The interference portion is configured to interfere with the side edge of the card in the first direction so as to prevent the latch portion from engaging with the side edge of the card when the card is improperly connected to the card edge connector. The interference portion projects inwardly in the first direction beyond the latch portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Rintaro Kato
  • Patent number: D673267
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Genadyne Biotechnologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian James Hardman, Keith Patrick Heaton