Patents Represented by Attorney Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC
  • Patent number: 8351049
    Abstract: An interferometric device for position measurement of an element moveable in a plane is disclosed. A laser light source measures the position of the moveable element and emits the required measuring light. A beam splitter splits the measuring light into a first partial beam path and a second partial beam path, which each impinge on a reflecting surface of the moveable element via an interferometer. Herein, at least the beam splitter, which splits the measuring light into a first partial beam path and a second partial beam path, and the beam splitter, which directs the third partial beam path onto an etalon via an interferometer, have a respective beam trap associated with them, which traps the light returning from the respective interferometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Vistec Semiconductor Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Artur Boesser, Siegfried Peter Kluge, Joerg Lenz, Gerhard Joseph Nickel
  • Patent number: 8347681
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling cold rolling of a sheet metal strip involving continuously passing the strip in at least two successive rolling stands, each stand including at least two driven rolls between which the strip moves and is plated. The method includes estimating the slippage variation in output of one rolling stand; and correcting the rotation speed of the rolls of at least one corrected rolling stand based on the estimated slippage variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Converteam Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Lionel Broussard
  • Patent number: 8350526
    Abstract: A vehicle charging station is provided. The vehicle charging station includes a charging source providing an electrical charge, a coolant source providing coolant and a connector having both an electrical supply section delivering the electrical charge and a coolant supply section delivering the coolant. The connector is capable of connecting to a vehicle. A connector for a vehicle charging station and an electric vehicle are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lightening Energy
    Inventors: Christopher K. Dyer, Michael L. Epstein, Duncan Culver
  • Patent number: 8349485
    Abstract: A modular battery includes a housing, a first planar battery cell having a first planar electrode surface, a second planar battery cell having a second planar electrode surface, and an interconnector disposed between the first planar surface and the second planar surface and electrically connecting the first and second planar electrode surfaces, side peripheries of the interconnector, the first and second planar battery cells being electrically insulated from the housing. A method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lightening Energy
    Inventors: Duncan Culver, Christopher K. Dyer, Michael L. Epstein
  • Patent number: 8348077
    Abstract: The invention relates to bodies that have a structuring with connecting elements formed around the entire girth of the body. Furthermore, the invention relates to packages including an arrangement of at least two bodies according to the invention, with the connecting elements of a first body cooperating with the corresponding connecting elements of a second body in a form-locking manner. Furthermore, the invention relates to a device for producing packages from bodies. The device has an alignment unit and at least one sliding device for form-lockingly connecting the aligned bodies, with at least two bodies at a time being rotated about their longitudinal axes in order to align corresponding connecting elements of the two bodies so that they can cooperate. The invention moreover relates to a method for producing packages from bodies, whereby at least two bodies are aligned first and subsequently assembled to form a first package, with the oppositely arranged connecting elements form-lockingly interlocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Thomas Wimmer
  • Patent number: 8348512
    Abstract: A clutch release bearing device having an interior and an exterior raceway. The exterior raceway is equipped with a ring wall being retracted underneath the path radius of an inner roller body raceway. An interior sealing device is provided, including a ring element axially supported on an inner radial wall section of the retracted ring wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Steffen Dittmer, Bernhard Kloepfer, Ludwig Winkelmann
  • Patent number: 8341841
    Abstract: A method for machining components of a gas turbine, in particular for machining turbine blades, is described. The method includes the following steps: a) providing at least one component carrier having at least one component receptacle for detachable accommodation and fastening component to be machined, the component receptacle being designed with a contour similar to at least one contour of subarea of component to be accommodated; b) introducing at least one subarea of the component into component receptacle and form-fitting and/or substance-to-substance bonding of the subarea of the component to component receptacle; c) machining the component, which is attached to the component carrier; and d) releasing the machined component from the component carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Fessler-Knobel
  • Patent number: 8343642
    Abstract: A modular battery includes a housing, a first battery cell having a first electrode surface, a second battery cell having a second electrode surface, and a pressurizable bladder forcing the first battery cell against the second battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Lightening Energy
    Inventors: Duncan Culver, Christopher K. Dyer, Michael L. Epstein
  • Patent number: 8346022
    Abstract: In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. According to a feature of the present invention, the method comprises the steps of providing an image file depicting an image in an array of pixels, in a computer memory, performing a tone mapping method on the image, performing a log chromaticity method on the image and calculating a color value for each pixel as a function of information relevant to the tone mapping method and the log chromaticity method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Tandent Vision Science, Inc.
    Inventor: Casey Arthur Smith
  • Patent number: 8342092
    Abstract: A roll for distributing printing liquid in a printing press is provided. The roll includes a roll core having at least a first and a second axial zone, a first liquid feed for feeding liquid to the first axial zone, a second liquid feed for feeding the liquid to the second axial zone independent of the first axial zone and a porous shell covering the first and second axial zones. A printing press, a method for providing printing liquid through a porous shell of a printing liquid supply roll to a cylinder of a printing press, an inking apparatus and a method for providing ink to an anilox roll are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Dirksen Kasper, Lawrence Edward Zagar, David Robert Dawley, Aaron Christian Sakash
  • Patent number: 8333251
    Abstract: A pneumatically striking hand-held power tool is controlled by the following steps. An acceleration (a) along a striking axis (8) of the hand-held power tool (1) is detected. A driving power is reduced if the detected acceleration (a) is greater than a threshold value (A), the threshold value (A) being selected to be greater than maximum acceleration values (a1, a2) that occur on a workpiece during the striking operation of the hand-held power tool (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Holger Cecchin, Erwin Manschitz, Germar Meiendres, Franz Moessnang, Stefan Hammerstingl
  • Patent number: 8329109
    Abstract: A dry conversion reactor for converting uranium hexafluoride to uranium dioxide, the dry conversion reactor including a gas-phase reaction segment and a fluidized bed segment, wherein at least one of the gas-phase reaction segment and the fluidized bed segment is a replaceable segment. A method for operating a dry conversion reactor utilizing a uranium hexafluoride to uranium dioxide conversion process, the method including replacing at least one conversion reactor segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Areva NP
    Inventors: Richard Thaddeus Kimura, Andrew Landon, Clifford Yeager
  • Patent number: 8328502
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a torque converter includes providing an outer race of a one way clutch, contacting the outer race with a side plate, and casting a stator housing together with the outer race and the side plate. A torque converter is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Eric Krusinski, David Avins
  • Patent number: 8327991
    Abstract: A slave cylinder and a release system, the slave cylinder being configured in particular as a CSC for a hydraulic system of a motor vehicle. While maintaining the axial extension of the working space of the piston axially moveable in the slave cylinder, the force for actuating the clutch is increased in that the pressure chamber is sealed by two sealing elements having different diameters, and in that at least one energy accumulator is disposed in the pressure chamber of the slave cylinder, the energy accumulator generating a preload on the clutch release bearing operative connected to the slave cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Scholz, Thomas Rammhofer, Christof Sester
  • Patent number: 8329734
    Abstract: The invention is directed to formulations and methods of treating a migraine and/or cluster headache with a serotonin agonist, pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or derivative thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: AFGIN Pharma LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Aung-Din
  • Patent number: 8327636
    Abstract: A torque converter including a turbine, a vibration damper, a cover, the cover having blades, and a clutch pack, the blades increasing a fluid flow toward or away from the clutch pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Aliihsan Karamavruc, Andre Soto
  • Patent number: 8327987
    Abstract: A torque converter including a housing, a lock-up clutch, the lock-up clutch having a split piston having a radial inner portion and a radial outer portion, and a drive plate connecting the housing and the outer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andre Soto
  • Patent number: 8322270
    Abstract: A reciprocating piston machine, such as an air-conditioning compressor for motor vehicles, having a housing, a rotationally drivable shaft, a shaft sealing device, in particular a mechanical shaft seal, at least one radial shaft bearing, especially a radial rolling-contact bearing, and at least one axial shaft bearing, in particular an axial rolling-contact bearing, a bearing sleeve which accommodates at least the radial shaft bearing, being configured within an opening in the housing, extending into the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: LUK Fahrzeug-Hydraulik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jan Hinrichs
  • Patent number: 8321106
    Abstract: A method for determining an error in engine torque, wherein at least before and after a predetermined change in the engine torque the change in engine speed is registered, and this is compared with the engine torque before and after the change in the engine torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Marian Preisner, Juergen Benz
  • Patent number: D672266
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: David Yurman IP LLC
    Inventor: Evan Yurman