Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Friedrich Kueffner
  • Patent number: 7866501
    Abstract: A tubular rivet connection is provided for assembling a transport and storage container that has a support frame, an inner plastic container with a filling socket and a discharge socket, and an exterior jacket. The support frame for the inner container has corner and center legs mounted on a base frame. The top of the support frame and the exterior jacket are attached to the corner legs and center legs by the tubular rivet connection that has a tubular rivet stem connected to a first component; the tubular rivet stem is formed as a monolithic part of the first component or is a separate part welded to the first component. A second component to be riveted to the first component has a rivet hole. A free end of the tubular rivet stem that projects past the second component after insertion into the rivet hole is deformed to a driven head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Udo Schütz
  • Patent number: 7762393
    Abstract: A transport and storage container for liquids includes a parallelepiped-shaped or cubic inner container of plastic, a closable filling socket, and a draining socket for a draining fitting with a plastic housing, a flexible inner sheathing of plastic material which can be placed in the inner container and is provided with a filling socket, a discharge socket, an outer casing of metal grating or sheet metal and a pallet-like underframe for supporting the inner container. A threaded sleeve of plastic material is welded onto the drain socket of the inner container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Protechna S.A.
    Inventor: Udo Schütz
  • Patent number: 7762312
    Abstract: A method and device for driving the support rolls of a continuous casting machine for liquid metals, which support rolls form a strand guide for the continuously cast strand. The strand guide includes electrically driven individual support rolls and/or hydraulically adjustable support roll segments. An automatic load balance control system for the drives is used as the sum of the individual forces for casting speed, motor torque, motor speed, and standard correction factors and is provided with individual adjustment of torque and speed of each drive support roll motor. A total driving torque for all drives is determined from the normal force of the driven drive support rolls and proportionately transmitted to each support roll in such a way that a static base setting of the torque distribution is used as the basis for the specific load capacity of each drive support roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Holger Beyer-Steinhauer, Axel Weyer, Karl Hoen
  • Patent number: 7762377
    Abstract: A transfer car in a conveyance system for metal coils, having a support saddle, a chassis that can be moved along a conveyance path by a drive and a mechanism for raising and lowering the support saddle along a linear vertical guide on a plate-like base frame. A steel slab is used as the plate-like base frame, on which a scissor unit is mounted for the purpose of linear vertical guidance and so as to not take on any lifting forces. Two lifting cylinders are installed some distance apart as the drive and act directly on the support saddle to provide the sole lifting forces to raise and lower the support saddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Josef Zug, Peter de Kock
  • Patent number: 7758483
    Abstract: In a method for producing folded printed products a paper web is printed by at least one digital printing machine and the paper web is then processed by a sequence of processing steps, wherein full size sheets or web sections having at least four printed pages for a printed product with a multiple of four printed pages are cut from the paper web. The full size sheets or web sections are then folded to a folded state, respectively. The full size sheets or web sections are collected in the folded state and subsequently stitched. A buffer is formed of the full size sheets or the web sections during the sequence of the processing steps and the full size sheets or the web sections coming from the buffer are individualized to decouple the digital printing machine from at least some of the processing steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Grapha-Holding AG
    Inventor: Heinz Boss
  • Patent number: 7757900
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispenser pump (1), for the non-dropping, dosed dispensing of liquid to pasty products from containers, for example, from bottles, canisters, or tubes, comprising a pump lower section (6) with a suction opening (4) and a pump upper section (8) with a moving lid (10), for sucking up the product through the suction opening (4) of the pump lower section (6) into a suction chamber (14) and to dispense the product from said suction chamber (14), through a dispensing channel (3) with an application opening (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: RPC Wiko GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Knauer, Frank Rauch, Stephan Porzelt, Hans-Joachim Ahrens, Barbara Kösske, Wolfgang Heukamp
  • Patent number: 7758682
    Abstract: A non-aqueous ink with an extended cap-off time for writing, drawing, painting or marking, or a writing or marking fluid respectively, having organic solvents, binding agents, drying retarders, colorants and if necessary further additives. The ink contains a fatty acid or a fatty acid blend as a drying retarder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: J.S. Staedtler GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Kirsten Bührke
  • Patent number: 7757531
    Abstract: Rolling stand for producing rolled strip, which includes work rolls, which are supported on backup rolls or intermediate rolls and backup rolls. The work rolls and/or the backup rolls and/or the intermediate rolls can be axially shifted relative to one another. The barrel length (L) of each intermediate roll in a six-high rolling stand or of each work roll in a four-high rolling stand has a cylindrical roll barrel section (Z) and a convexly curved roll barrel section (R(x)), such that the transition point from the cylindrical to the curved roll barrel section, calculated from the cylindrical end of the roll barrel, is in the range of L/2?x<L. The curved contour, which extends towards opposite ends of the two rolls over a portion of the barrel, is described by a polynomial R(x)=ao+ . . . anxn, where n?5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jürgen Klöckner, Thorsten Bode, Ludwig Weingarten
  • Patent number: 7752867
    Abstract: In order to flush with cooling air the goods stacked or palletized in a high-bay rack placed in a stationary store room or in the cargo space of a refrigeration ship by maintaining a constant cooling temperature in all the layers, an air recirculation system is proposed for which two superimposed air circuits (40, 140; 40?, 140?) are configured in the area of every rack module (30; 130), whereby at least one rack module, preferably two rack modules (30; 130), are placed in the cargo space and whereby a shaft (50) for the rack stacker is assigned to each rack module (30; 130) or a shaft (50) for the rack stacker is placed between the two rack modules (30; 130) placed the one besides the other, whereby the shaft (50) serves a common pressure distribution chamber of the inlet air for each rack module (30; 130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: becker marine systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Lehmann, Siegmar Rodermund
  • Patent number: 7748428
    Abstract: A device for placing suspended labels including a multiple-page information section onto a bottleneck. The device includes a bottle conveying device for conveying bottles into a work area, and an application device having a pair of essentially parallel cantilevers which define a horizontal distance therebetween and end in the work area. Each cantilever includes a supply unit for grasping one side of the suspended label and for supplying the suspended label, wherein the cantilevers define an open intermediate space therebetween and are arranged such that a bottle reaching the work area extends with its neck into the intermediate space. A stop is provided in the area of the supply units for straightening the information portion of the suspended label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Pfankuch Maschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Claus Karl Pfankuch, Gennadi Ruhl
  • Patent number: 7743470
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing sawtooth card clothings and all-steel card clothings for processing textile fibers in a carding process, a sawtooth wire is produced by generating teeth on a wire blank sequentially behind one another in a longitudinal direction of the wire blank, wherein the teeth extend transversely to the longitudinal direction away from a base area. The sawtooth wire is subjected at least in the area of the teeth to a hardening process under exclusion of oxygen in the area of the sawtooth wire. A device for performing the method has a heating chamber having an inlet opening and an outlet opening for the sawtooth wire passing through the heating chamber. An arrangement for generating an inert gas atmosphere in the area of the sawtooth wire passing through the heating chamber is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Graf + Cie AG
    Inventor: Ralph A. Graf
  • Patent number: 7743638
    Abstract: An adjusting cylinder for long, rapid lifting movements in rolling stands, including vertical edging stands, wherein each adjusting cylinder has at least one piston which acts through the bearing chocks of at least one work roll or of an interposed roll to adjust a work roll on both sides, wherein each adjusting cylinder has a piston that is equipped with two oppositely directed piston rods, and each piston is inserted in a recess in the cylinder base or cylinder cover, such that the base and cover have coaxially arranged bores through which the piston rods pass. The surface formed by the piston and the piston rod is smaller than the surface formed by the piston and the piston rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Florian Lindner, Stefan Wendt
  • Patent number: 7740052
    Abstract: A method for extending the casting cycle for the two-roll strip casting of a steel strip, with inline rolling thereof, the steel strip being rolled in at least two successive rolling units of a rolling mill having replaceable working rolls. The casting process is carried out independently from the roll replacement by replacing the working rolls of one rolling unit during the casting, below or above the steel strip. An installation for carrying out the method includes a lifting devices for lifting the working rolls off the steel strip so as not to damage the strip during the replacement of the rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignees: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft, Main Management Inspiration AG
    Inventors: Heinrich Marti, Jacques Barbé
  • Patent number: 7740464
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device comprising a receiving device (3) for post-treating tires (1). After vulcanizing the elastomer material, the tires (1) are subjected to internal pressure by means of support gas, and cooled. Said receiving device (3) is embodied such that it can maintain the tires (1) and also seal the inner chamber of the tires. Also, a pressurized gas supply is connected to the receiving device (3). Said receiving device (3) comprises at least two fixed receiving areas (4) for at least two tires (1). The tires undergo at least one introduction process using a positionable handling device (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Harburg-Freudenberger Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Jeannette Militzer, Stefan Bahlke, Rüdiger Meincke, Horst Enoch
  • Patent number: 7735706
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for clamping, cutting, and joining strips to a continuous strip. Said device comprises a clamping device (125), a cutting device (155), and a joining device (195). The clamping device, cutting device, and joining device are kinematically coupled to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralf-Hartmut Sohl, Peter de Kock, Michael Tomzig
  • Patent number: 7735900
    Abstract: A convertible includes an automobile body and a movable roof having at least a rear roof part and an upper roof part, wherein the rear roof part extends at least between a belt line and the upper roof part. The upper roof part is located above a passenger compartment and in front of the rear roof part. The rear roof part has a middle section that encloses a rear window and is located between lateral main posts of the automobile body when the roof is closed. The main posts and the middle section are each rotationally connected with the automobile body and with the upper roof part by joints which form a multijoint linkage whose axis of rotation lie in a common plane in at least one movement position of the roof, so that at least one additional support of the upper roof part located in front of the rear roof part is provided for supporting the upper roof part with respect to the automobile body, wherein the additional support is active in the at least one movement position of the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Wilhelm Karmann GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Russke, Winfried Bunsmann, Matthias Aydt
  • Patent number: 7735667
    Abstract: A plastic screw cap includes two cap halves, which are produced as plastic injection-molded parts and have an internally threaded segment and an inwardly directed ring shoulder segment. The two halves of the screw cap can be pushed together, for example, on the inlet connection of the valve body of a flap valve by tongue-and-groove joints. One cap half has two hook-like ends, each of which is provided with an inwardly sloped clamping sidepiece and a groove for receiving the tongues formed on the two ends of the other half of the screw cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Protechna S.A.
    Inventor: Udo Schütz
  • Patent number: 7735442
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to a device for producing a boat-type body (10) of a water sport device. According to the invention, a rotating frame (12), which is pre-formed about an access opening of the boat-like body (10), is arranged on an inner side of a negative mould. The outer shape of the boat-type body (10) is predetermined, essentially, by the innerside of the negative mould. The boat-like body (10) is produced in the inner side of the mould by means of a thermoplastic shaping method. During the shaping process, at least one part of the surface of the rotating frame (12) is in contact with the boat-like body (10) which is formed by the thermoplastic shaping method. The invention also relates to a water sport device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventor: Günter Richter
  • Patent number: 7735668
    Abstract: What is described is a plastic container consisting of two container parts (12, 14) which are connected to one another in an opening region. Each container part (12, 14) has a single connection frame (26, 28) which includes the connection opening. The container parts (12, 14) can be connected to one another along the facing connection frames (26, 28). At least one connection frame (26, 28) includes a support device (30, 34; 54) which extends in the connection frame (26, 28) in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventor: Günter Richter
  • Patent number: D619420
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Villeroy & Boch AG
    Inventor: Helmut Frank