Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm David S. Safran
  • Patent number: 7462311
    Abstract: A process and a molding tool for making a motor vehicle roof part with a preformed plastic outside skin by deep drawing and at least one other layer which is connected to the outside skin by an adhesive. A spacer part with a large volume and low weight is placed between the inside of the outside skin and a glass fiber mat which is used as another layer and is spaced apart from it. A liquid or foam adhesive is applied in the mold tool between the inside of the outside skin or the inside of the glass fiber mat and diffuses into the spacer part. A very light and still very stable motor vehicle roof part with high production precision and surface quality results that has a plastic outside skin which, preferably, has already been colored according to the motor vehicle color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Webasto Vehicle Systems International GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Kralik, Christoph Tobias Lante
  • Patent number: 7459708
    Abstract: To suppress the adherence of debris as a result of a radiating fuel, such as tin or the like, within a vessel for forming high density and high temperature plasma of an extreme UV radiation source device, and to eliminate deposited tin and/or tin compounds with high efficiency, hydrogen radical producing parts are provided in the vessel; and hydrogen radicals are produced in the vessel so that deposition of tin and/or a tin compound is suppressed in the area with a low temperature of the device, such as a focusing mirror or the like, and the deposited tin and/or tin compound is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Ushiodenki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaki Inoue, Hironobu Yabuta, Taku Sumitomo, Kyohei Seki, Masaki Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 7458269
    Abstract: A method for acquiring vibration data from a plurality of rotating machines of a single type by using a portable vibration measuring device having means for measuring machine vibrations, means for data input, means for presenting information to a user, and a memory, is provided, which comprises: (a) uploading a measurement prescription template into the memory, the template being specific to the type of machine but unspecific to individual machines of the plurality of machines; (b) selecting an individual machine from the plurality of machines; (c) connecting the vibration measuring means to a measuring point at the individual machine; (d) acquiring vibration data by measurement from the measuring point; and (e) attributing the vibration data to the individual machine and storing the attributed vibration data in the memory; wherein the template is adapted to provide instructions regarding steps (b) to (e) to the vibration measuring device and, via the information presenting means, to the user, which instructi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Prüftechnik Dieter Busch AG
    Inventors: Johann Loesl, Jan Glasebach, Karl Achter
  • Patent number: 7458794
    Abstract: An injection molding machine is proposed, especially for injection stamping of large-area plastic moldings, that has at least a first injection mold which has two mold halves and which forms a first cavity with a first projected area, and a second injection which has two mold halves and which forms a second cavity with a second projected area, one mold half of each of the two injection molds being fixed on a common carrier unit. A support means for the two injection molds acts in the opening direction. In order to limit the force acting on the respective cavity, the support means, depending on the respective projected area of the respective cavity, partially take up the clamping force so that a holding pressure force acting on the material which has been injected into the respective cavity is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignees: Webasto AG
    Inventors: Ralf Schwaighofer, Andreas Lang, Franz J. Summerer
  • Patent number: 7458279
    Abstract: A clamp-on measurement device, for attachment to a support, with at least one instrument transformer, a retaining device for holding the instrument transformer and a fastening device (4) for attachment of the retaining means to the support. The retaining device can be attached to the fastening device (4) such that the retaining device can be moved in at least one predetermined direction away from or toward the support and can be pivoted along a pivot axis which runs preferably perpendicular to the predetermined direction. This results in the clamp-on measurement device, after attachment to a support, being easily disengaged from the support for maintenance and repair purposes and then can be reengaged with the support without losing its original alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Krohne AG
    Inventors: Marcel Meijlom Molenaar, Jan Teunis Aart Pors, Jeroen Van Den Berg, Cornelis Johannes Hogendoorn
  • Patent number: 7453047
    Abstract: A cable duct (1) is provided for wall mounting a cable. The duct includes a cable acceptance region (2) and a lower terminating section (3) for arrangement on the floor and for covering the edges of floor coverings. The cable acceptance region (2) has a cable acceptance housing (4) attached to the wall in the mounted state, and a removable cover (5). The removal of the cover provides access to the interior (6) of the cable acceptance housing (4). The lower terminating section (3) is permanently connected to the cable acceptance housing (4) so that the lower terminating section (3), even with the cover (5) removed in the mounted state of the cable duct, (1) remains in a fixed arrangement to the floor. To facilitate the mounting of the cable duct, a clip (27) is provided for wall mounting. The clip (27) on its upper end has a section (30) bent away from the wall that is received in a corresponding leg receiver (31) located on the back of the cable acceptance housing (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Proverum AG
    Inventor: Moritz Muehlebach
  • Patent number: 7449047
    Abstract: A membrane separation process for the enrichment of at least one gas component in a gas flow, especially for the oxygen enrichment of the air and/or for the enrichment of carbon dioxide using a membrane separation device (10), which is a part of a membrane separation unit (2) and includes at least one membrane. The gas is separated into a retentate (8), which is discharged on the retentate side (12) of the membrane, and a permeate (9), which is discharged on the permeate side (11) of the membrane. To allow the separation of gases or the enrichment of a gas component in a gas flow at a low energy consumption rate and at low investment and production costs, the pressure of the gas stream is lowered before entering the membrane separation unit (2) so that pressure on the permeate side (11) is lower as compared with the inlet pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Inventors: Clemens Backhaus, Hubert Werneke
  • Patent number: 7450730
    Abstract: The invention relates to a personal monitoring system for a user, comprising: at least one of a sensor (26, 28) for sensing an internal body parameter of the user and a sensor (14, 26, 28) for sensing an ambient parameter of the ambient around said user, an earpiece (10) for being worn at least in part in the ear canal of the user including an acoustic output transducer (18) for providing sound to the user's ear canal, an evaluation unit (22) communicating with the sensor, means (32, 34) for individually implementing an individually defined regulation for the sensed parameter into said evaluation unit, the evaluation unit being adapted for monitoring sensed values of the parameter over time and comparing them to the individually defined regulations for the sensed parameter and being adapted for continuously judging whether the sensed values of the parameter comply with the individual regulation or not, and a compliance control unit (24) communicating with the evaluation unit and with the output transducer for
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Phonak AG
    Inventors: Christian Berg, Herbert Baechler
  • Patent number: 7443156
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated method for identifying defects on objects provide for—under computer driving—the AC voltage energization of at least one transmitting coil to be simultaneously effected by a carrier signal, and for an essentially amplitude-modulated received signal to be received by means of at least one receiving coil; what is carried out, furthermore, is a demodulation not only of the carrier signal contained in the received signal by means of magnitude and phase formation, but also a demodulation of the harmonics of the carrier which are contained in the received signal, likewise by means of respectively associated magnitude and phase formation, to be precise preferably by using a Fourier or wavelet transformation method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Pruftechnik Dieter Busch AG
    Inventors: Roland Hoelzl, Michael Hermann
  • Patent number: 7441833
    Abstract: An arrangement and process for conversion of a single panel sunroof into a two panel sunroof uses corner adaptor pieces with planar sides that form an outside corner and a concave inner contour extending between ends of the planar sides, the contour being matched to a rounded corner curvature of a cover panel of a single panel sunroof, such that two such cover panels having corner adaptor pieces thereon can seal relative to the roof opening and relative to each other within the roof opening. A roller blind assembly enables a roller blind to be added by the provision of track inserts for guiding of the roller blind during opening and closing thereof, each of the track inserts being attachable at an inner side of a respective guide track on the sunroof frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Webasto Roof Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Marie Pomeroy, Thomas Murray, Steven H. Klotz, Jean-Guy Cocaign, Anthony Joseph Samp, Norman Russell Taylor, Julius Joseph Beregszaszy, III, Michael Brett Healy, Gregory L. Brown
  • Patent number: 7443502
    Abstract: A microchip testing device with a microchip having an absorbance measuring chamber for measuring absorbance, a transmitted light receiving unit for receiving light which has been emitted from a light source and has been transmitted through the absorbance measuring chamber, an aperture which extends in a straight line in the direction of the optical axis of the absorbance measuring chamber, with an entry opening for the light emitted by the light source on one end and a light exit opening on an opposite end from which the light enters the absorbance measuring chamber, an incident light beam splitter which is located in the optical path between the light exit opening of the aperture and the absorbance measuring chamber and which transmits part of the incident light and reflects another part of it, and a reflected light receiving part for receiving the light which has been reflected by the beam splitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Ushiodenki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigenori Nozawa, Shigeki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 7441834
    Abstract: A wind deflector for a motor vehicle roof which is movable between a rest position and an operating position, the bearing means containing a spring arrangement which pretensions the wind deflector into the raised operating position. The spring arrangement has a first range of motion of low spring force and a second range of motion of higher spring force, which are assigned to a first adjustment region of the wind deflector out of its raised operating position and a second adjustment region of the wind deflector into its lowered rest position. The wind deflector is lowerable in the range of motion of low spring force by the force of the head wind and in the second range of motion of higher spring force the actuating means with an adjustment force which exceeds the force of the head wind is active for lowering the wind deflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Webasto AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Eller, Herbert Wolf, Kurt Kugler
  • Patent number: 7438689
    Abstract: A heart signal comprising both first and second heart sounds and murmurs occurring due to various heart conditions is modeled by a sum of sinusoids automatically selected to represent the heart sound without a noise component. In an analysis step the signal parameters are measured, in an interpolation and transformation part ?(t) and A(t) are interpolated from one window position to the next window position, and a synthesis part reconstructs the transformed heart signal. The transformations are transformations in either time scale (with unchanged frequency content) or frequency scale (with unchanged time progression), or both. Furthermore a dynamic transformation of an arbitrary heart signal to a fixed number of beats per minute is made possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Bang & Olufsen Medicom A/S
    Inventor: Flemming Munk
  • Patent number: 7439691
    Abstract: To shorten the luminous flux rise time and prevent melting/deformation of the projections in the initial ignition period of high pressure discharge lamps that have a sealed mercury volume of no less than 0.20 mg/mm3, a power supply device feeds a current that exceeds the maximum current value of the constant power control period to the high pressure discharge lamp during a first control period from the initial discharge until the lamp voltage reaches a specified lamp voltage and causes a switch to constant power control, and then, during the following period until a change to steady power control, the power supply device feeds it a current that is less than the maximum current during regular operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Ushiodenki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsumi Sugaya, Izumi Takaya, Tomoyoshi Arimoto
  • Patent number: 7439638
    Abstract: An electronic switching device, which operates without contact, includes a single sensor element (1), a clock generator, which can be provided internally or which can be connected externally, an evaluation circuit (2), and an electronic or electromechanical switch (3), which is provided on an output side. The evaluation circuit (2) includes diversity processing units (4, 5), and a checking unit (6), wherein an output signal of the sensor element (1) is delivered in succession to the processing units (4, 5), and that output signals of the processing units (4, 5) are checked for consistency by the monitoring unit (6). Advantageously, with only a single sensor element (1), category 4 of EN 954-1 or safety level SIL 3 of EN 61508 requirements can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: i f m electronic GmbH
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Lamarche, Manfred Strobel
  • Patent number: 7434609
    Abstract: A system with an internal combustion engine which has a heat transfer circuit, a fuel cell and a climate control unit which is accommodated in the heat transfer circuit of the internal combustion engine. The system has a heat transfer arrangement for transferring the exhaust heat of the fuel cell to the heat transfer circuit and a bypass for bridging a segment of the heat transfer circuit which runs through the internal combustion engine so that, in the bypassed operating state, an isolated circuit is formed. In stationary operation, this enables an optimized operating mode since the internal combustion engine is no longer heated and the exhaust heat of the fuel cell is fully available for heating purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Webasto Thermosysteme International GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Horn, Noureddine Khelifa, Alexander Kolb
  • Patent number: 7434588
    Abstract: The present invention provides a spin cleaning and drying apparatus of single-wafer processing type which cleans a substrate with a cleaning liquid from a rinse nozzle while rotating the substrate and dries the substrate after cleaning while rotating the substrate, comprising: a spin chuck which holds and rotates the substrates; a cup which has an opening on an upper side, a water discharge port and an exhaust gas port in a bottom portion, and encloses the spin chuck; a flow regulating plate which has a gas injection port in a middle and is provided so as to be able to move backward and forward to a position opposed to the substrate and spaced therefrom at a prescribed distance and to an upward or sideward retracted position; and an exhaust cover, having multiple slit holes each with a hood which opens to an upper surface, is provided below the spin chuck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Tokyo Seimitsu Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichi Tsujimura
  • Patent number: 7434611
    Abstract: A roof module (10) for a motor vehicle, with an integrated climate control system (12, 14, 16, 18). Furthermore, the roof module (10) includes a fuel cell system (32, 34, 38). The roof module (10) is preferably a pre-mounted complete motor vehicle roof with bordering modules, preferably with extra integrated functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Webasto AG
    Inventors: Christian Wunderlich, Michael Stelter
  • Patent number: 7436121
    Abstract: A light source device for a projector device having a discharge lamp with a silica glass discharge vessel containing a pair of opposed electrodes and at least 0.15 mg/mm3 of mercury, a concave reflector which surrounds the discharge lamp and reflects light emitted from the discharge lamp in a given direction, and a power supply device which selectively supplies a first wattage and a lower second wattage, is provided with a reflection heating arrangement which, in operation of the discharge lamp with the lower second wattage, returns at least part of the light emitted by the discharge lamp in the direction of the discharge lamp, and in operation of the discharge lamp at the first, higher wattage returns less light than in operation with the second wattage in the direction of the discharge lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Ushiodenki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuichi Kobayashi, Takashi Yamashita
  • Patent number: 7431004
    Abstract: A method and device for operation of glow plugs of a Diesel engine in which the type of glow plugs used is determined, by a parameter typical of the glow plugs, for example, the electrical glow plug resistance, being detected and evaluated. The detected values of the parameter typical of the glow plugs are compared with corresponding data for various types of glow plugs stored in the glow controller to determine the type(s) of glow plug(s) in the engine. After identification of the type(s) of glow plug(s), stored sets of parameters, which correspond to the type(s) of glow plug(s) determined, are likewise called upon to control the glow plugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Beru AG
    Inventors: Markus Kernwein, Andreas Bleil, Olaf Toedter, Helmut Mueller, Odd Peters