Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Dilworth & Barrese
  • Patent number: 8132763
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aircraft high-lift system with at least one drive unit for operating the high-lift systems of the half wings (half-wing systems) and with at least one overload protection to avoid undesirably high operating torques in the half-wing systems, wherein the overload protection includes a comparator, by means of which the instantaneous values of the operating torques of the half-wing systems are compared and/or a condition caused by the difference of the operating torques is detected, and a limiter connected with the comparator, by means of which the drive unit is blocked, shut down or deactivated, and/or the torque of the drive unit is dissipated into the aircraft structure, when the difference of the operating torques determined in the comparator exceeds a limit value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Schievelbusch
  • Patent number: 8128716
    Abstract: A method serves for the pyrolysis and gasification of substance mixtures containing organic constituents. The organic substances (4) or the substance mixture containing the organic constituents are brought into contact with a heat transfer medium, for preference the ash (5) from a combustion reactor (2) in a pyrolysis reactor (1), for preference a shaft reactor and pyrolysed. The pyrolysis coke (10) derived from the pyrolysis is combusted in a combustion reactor (2), for preference a fluidised bed reactor, under the admission of air (11). In order to improve such a method, the raw gas (6) generated by the pyrolysis is purified in a crack reactor (3), for preference by a catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Herhof Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Krumm, Günter Funk, Stefan Hamel, Christian Mertens
  • Patent number: 8128696
    Abstract: An implant (5) for ligament and/or bone reconstruction is composed of biodegradable material suitable to be remodeled into vital bone and having mechanical strength for securely fixing a ligament in a bore or hole in bone with a press or form fit and/or reshaping a collapsed surface of bone into original shape. A surgical instrument (9) for ligament and/or bone reconstruction can be used to insert the implant (5) into bone and has a shaft member (3) having a first end (11), a second end and a longitudinal bore (15) having an inner diameter and pushing member (4) having a first end, second end and piston (16) in turn having an outer diameter smaller than or equal to inner diameter of the bore (10) so that the piston (16) of the pushing member (4) can be slidably arranged within the longitudinal bore (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventors: Hermann Mayr, Giancarlo Rizzoli
  • Patent number: 8128155
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a construction machine having an operator's cabin whose cabin structure which is made reinforced serves the protection of the operator, with the operator's cabin being supported via a base plate at an operator's cab frame at the machine side. In accordance with the invention, the stiffness of the cabin structure is larger than that of the base plate and/or of the operator's cab frame at least with respect to a lateral force engagement so that in a load case first the base plate and/or the operator's cab frame are deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter Ansorge
  • Patent number: 8119711
    Abstract: An oligomeric phosphate or mixture of oligomeric phosphates having the general formula (I) wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 each independently is aryl or alkaryl and n has an average value of from about 1.0 to about 2.0 and resin compositions containing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: ICL-IP America Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Y. Moy, Andrew Gregor, II, Ronald L. Pirelli, Danielle A. Bright, Leslie Bright, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8122369
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system for providing information to a user comprising: a screen for showing the information to the user, wherein the screen is the screen of a portable device or of a personal computer, receiving means for receiving one or more values from a source of values on which values the information shown to the user is based, generating means for generating two or more data lines wherein each of said data lines comprises at least one data set, wherein the data sets comprise data which are based on said values and wherein the data sets are assigned to the at least two data lines by predetermined or changeable criteria and displaying means for simultaneously showing said two or more data lines to the user on said screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Nicolas Bissantz
  • Patent number: 8119239
    Abstract: A surface-conditioning composition includes a particle of a phosphate of a bivalent or trivalent metal and has a pH value ranging from 3 to 12. The particle has a D50 value of 3 ?m or less. The composition additionally includes (1) at least one metal alkoxide selected from a silane alkoxide, a titanium alkoxide and an aluminum alkoxide and (2) a stabilizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Paint Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Inbe, Masahiko Matsukawa, Kotaro Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8113837
    Abstract: An oral appliance is provided for delivering a medicament to at least a portion of teeth and/or soft tissue areas inside a mouth, the oral appliance having an interior surface having a porous material disposed on at least a portion of the interior surface of the oral appliance, the porous material containing a medicament and the interior surface being formed to fit contours of at least the portion of the teeth and/or soft tissue areas inside the mouth and being capable of supporting and holding the porous material in contact with at least the portion of the teeth and/or soft tissue areas inside the mouth to deliver the medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Peter John Zegarelli
  • Patent number: 8109156
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a torque sensor comprising a torsion spring having first and second sides which are rotated with respect to one another by a torque applied to the torque sensor, wherein a mechanical coupling apparatus is provided between the first and second sides of the torsion spring and includes a movement element which is moved in the axial direction by a rotation of the first side with respect to the second side. In addition, a measuring apparatus is provided for the measurement of the axial movement of the movement element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Liebnerr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH
    Inventors: Katy Schmeisser, Stefan Hauzenberger, Fred Bassett
  • Patent number: 8112073
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a communications system for mobile radio telephony comprising mobile devices, comprising modules which can be inserted into the mobile devices, with at least one subscriber territory being fixed inside the total territory covered by the communications system, within which subscriber territory communication takes place from and/or to the mobile devices under special conditions, and comprising means by which it can be determined whether the mobile device is located inside the subscriber territory. In accordance with the invention, the means are arranged on the module or in a determination unit which can be accessed by means of remote polling. The present invention furthermore relates to a method of operating a communications system for mobile radio telephony.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: O2(Germany) GmbH & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Tobias Schweiger, Agustin Macarro, Gary Waite
  • Patent number: 8109871
    Abstract: Computer systems and software for controlling an endoscope integrity tester. The pressurization and humidity measurement and calculations, and the resulting determination of passage or failure is automated and controlled to eliminate concerns of human error in the detection process. Further, the computer system is capable of adapting its calculations to specific endoscopes and particular testing changes to further improve accuracy by being context-sensitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Minntech Corporation
    Inventor: Melissa Kubach
  • Patent number: 8100248
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for sorting coins and the like having a chute which has at least one inlet and a plurality of outlets. The chute has at least two flat side outlets which are arranged one above the other in the falling direction through the chute with a respective shunt being associated with the flat side outlets. The chute advantageously has two oppositely disposed wide flat sides and two oppositely disposed narrow sides. The wide flat sides are disposed opposite the wide flat sides of a coin. The coins are accordingly channeled away transversely to their flat sides via the flat side outlets. The plurality of flat side outlets arranged above one another have the great advantage in this respect that the coin sorting body can be made in particularly compact form. In addition, the small required switch paths permit very short switch times of the shunts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Novomatic AG
    Inventors: Johann F. Graf, Marek Gawel
  • Patent number: 8100439
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for fixing a door or flap, in particular a door or flap of a refrigerator and/or freezer, in the closed position, wherein the device includes a spring element and a holding element, in particular a closing cam, which are arranged such that in the closed position of the door or flap they cooperate such that separating the spring element and the holding element from each other only is possible by applying force, wherein the spring element is a leaf spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Liebherr - Hausgeräte Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Gerner, Georg Dorner
  • Patent number: 8096206
    Abstract: The invention relates to a control device, in particular for an aircraft, having a multiaxially tiltable joystick for the actuation of signal transducers, in particular for the pitch control and roll control of an aircraft, as well as having a cardan-like joint by means of which the joystick is tiltable about different pivot axes, said joint furthermore having at least one freewheel for a tilt movement of the joystick about one of the pivot axes. In accordance with the invention, the freewheel is formed by a lever mechanism or by an elastic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH
    Inventor: Bernhard König
  • Patent number: 8097285
    Abstract: The purpose is to prevent, ameliorate or relieve various conditions induced in the dried oral cavity or to improve the stability of a denture during use. A solution for treating a denture or a denture stabilizer comprising sericin can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoichi Kato, Kazuhisa Tsujimoto, Hideyuki Yamada, Taizo Hamada, Sadayuki Yuda, Koichi Okano
  • Patent number: 8097747
    Abstract: A process for alkylating a phosphorus-containing compound to provide an alkylated phosphorus-containing compound is provided which comprises alkylating 5 phosphorus-containing compound possessing at least one phosphorus-hydrogen alkylatable site with reactant which generates alkene and/or cycloalkene alkylating agent in situ in the presence of initiator, the alkylene and/or cycloalkylene alkylating agent alkylating the phosphorus-containing component to provide alkylated phosphorus-containing product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: ICL-IP America Inc
    Inventors: Qiang Yao, Sergi V. Levchik
  • Patent number: 8091596
    Abstract: A non-pneumatic wheel assembly (10) which has an outer rim assembly (26), an inner vehicle hub connection member (11), a compartment located between the outer rim assembly (26) and the inner hub connection member (11) which has a plurality of spring elements (21, 22) wherein at least some of the spring elements (21, 22) are attached to the outer rim assembly (26) and/or the inner hub connection member (11) characterised in that the spring elements (21, 22) are oriented in opposed or counteracting orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Big Tyre Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Bruce Louden
  • Patent number: 8094322
    Abstract: In a method for the determination of the 3D coordinates of an object (2), a pattern is projected (1) onto the object (2) and the pattern reflected by the object (2) is taken (3) and evaluated. To improve such a method, a pattern is projected onto a first part region (12) of the object (2) in a first step and the pattern reflected by this part region (12) of the object (2) is taken. In a second step, a pattern is projected onto a second part region of the object (2) and the pattern reflected by this part region of the object (2) is taken. The patterns taken are evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Mayer, Marcus Steinbichler, Alexander Frey
  • Patent number: D655131
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Mikael Nilsson
  • Patent number: D655379
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Poolrite Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Adam Doyle, John Mansell, Ross Leslie Palmer, Istvan Galambos, Aaron Kelly