Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Henry M. Feiereisen
  • Patent number: 8312721
    Abstract: An exhaust gas assembly includes an exhaust gas manifold which is connected with an exhaust gas inlet of a manifold and an adjusting member arranged in the manifold. The adjusting member is configured to supply exhaust gas to a low pressure connection and/or a high-pressure connection of the manifold, wherein on the high-pressure side a high-pressure turbine housing is connected to the manifold and on the low pressure side a low pressure turbine housing is connected to the manifold. A connecting channel extends through the manifold and connects a high-pressure exhaust gas outlet) of the high-pressure turbine housing with a low pressure exhaust inlet) of the low pressure turbine housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Smatloch, Elmar Grussmann
  • Patent number: 8315023
    Abstract: A residual-current circuit breaker includes a summation current transformer having a core, a first secondary winding wound onto the core, and at least one second secondary winding wound onto the core, with lines of an electric network to be protected extending through the core. A tripping apparatus is operably connected to break contacts for opening the break contacts. A first arrangement is provided for detecting alternating residual currents and connected to the first secondary winding of the summation transformer. A second arrangement is connected to the second secondary winding for detecting direct residual currents, wherein a predeterminable alternating operation of the first and second arrangements is controlled by a timer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Moeller Gebäudeautomation GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Meisel, Georg Ritzinger
  • Patent number: 8310090
    Abstract: A differential-current switch includes a first unit arranged in an electric power supply network for detecting a differential current and outputting an analog differential current signal, an analog-to-digital converter receiving the outputted analog differential current signal and converting the outputted analog differential current signal to a digital differential current signal, a first digital signal processing unit receiving the digital differential current signal, a second unit for disconnecting circuit breaker contacts in the electric power supply network, and first means connected upstream of the analog-to-digital converter for adjusting the analog differential current signal. Adjustment of the analog differential current signal provides favorable resolution of a differential current signal over a wide dynamic range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Moeller Gebäudeautomation GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Ritzinger, Rainer Meisel
  • Patent number: 8309011
    Abstract: An auxiliary device and a method for finishing and calibrating preforms that are removed from a multiple tool in an unstable shape, the calibration process being performed with compressed air immediately after removing and withdrawing the preforms from the multiple tool. Nipples that can be inserted into the preforms are provided with expandable press rings or sealing rings in order to seal the interior of the blow-molded part of the preforms. The compressed air is introduced via the nipples, the sealing process being performed by radially expanding the press rings or sealing rings in analogy to the closing process of thermoses, thus protecting the preforms from adverse forces. The sealing point can be randomly selected in the transition zone from the threaded part to the blow-molded part of the preforms. The interior of the blow-molded part is optimally sealed without affecting the form stability and dimensional stability of the preforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Netstal—Maschinen AG
    Inventor: Stefan Bock
  • Patent number: 8302663
    Abstract: The invention relates to a casting nozzle for a horizontal strip casting system, especially for casting steel strip. The casting nozzle is connected to a feed channel and is designed as a rectangular refractory hollow block, the outlet region of which being only slightly above the cooled continuous belt which accommodates the outflowing melt. The hollow block is subdivided at least once in the direction of casting and a narrow sealing element is arranged on the partition side of the segments, the width of the remaining gaps in the partition area being selected as to close when the casting nozzle is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignees: Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH, SMS Siemag AG
    Inventors: Hellfried Eichholz, Sven Klawiter, Rune Schmidt-Jürgensen, Karl-Heinz Spitzer, Hans-Jürgen Hecken, Jochen Schlüter
  • Patent number: 8302367
    Abstract: Floor covering comprising a plurality of unit panels (1) laid in a pattern, these panels being provided on their head sides (2, 3) and on their longitudinal sides (4, 5) with locking strips (6, 7) which engage with one another in the assembled position in which unit panels (1) are arranged adjacently within a covering, wherein grooves (19, 20) are provided in the head sides (2, 3) and wherein the grooves (19, 20) of two abutting head sides (2, 3) correspond and form a locking channel (21) intended to accommodate a head tongue (22, 22a-k). The head tongue (22) is preassembled in the groove (20) and projects beyond an end of the groove (20) that faces the longitudinal side (5) of the unit panel (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Guido Schulte
  • Patent number: 8297536
    Abstract: To make a change of paint colors during painting work easy and thus quick to perform on a spray gun, the invention proposes a spray gun container having a paint holding area, which is accessible essentially through two main openings, and having at least one additional access to the paint holding area, in which the additional access is reclosable by means of a closure means, whereby said closure means is at least partially arranged in the additional access during the closing of the additional access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Martin Ruda
  • Patent number: 8293155
    Abstract: Apparatus for stamping and cutting a plastic part includes a housing for accommodating a stamping press. The stamping press has a lower tool part, an upper tool part, and a drive for moving the lower and upper tool parts in relation to one another. A robot having a robot arm is constructed to move into a work zone of the stamping press, when the stamping press is open and thereby enable a laser device disposed on the robot arm to perform suitable cutting operations of the plastic part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
    Inventor: Udo Hafer
  • Patent number: 8292253
    Abstract: A device for supporting bathroom accessories and the like, comprising a suction cup element including a suction part and a holding part adapted to hold a bathroom accessory and the like, and a mounting element including an engaging formation formed to engage and retain the suction part of the suction element and member adapted to attach to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Eli Zhadanov
  • Patent number: 8294314
    Abstract: The invention relates to a magnetic bearing control device and the use of a three-phase converter for controlling a magnetic bearing. According to the invention, a three-phase converter (70) is used for controlling a magnetic bearing (10, 66, 68), all three phase currents (40, 42, 44) of the converter (70) being used for controlling the magnetic bearing (10, 66, 68). A first solenoid of a couple of solenoids (10) of the magnetic bearing (10, 66, 68) is connected to a first (U) and a third (W) phase current output of the converter (70) while a second solenoid of the couple of solenoids (10) is connected to the first (U) and a second (V) phase current output of the converter such that the couple of solenoids (10) can be differently controlled by means of said one converter (70). The converter (70) can also be connected to magnetic bearings that already have a bias winding, which is advantageous for retrofitting such existing magnetic bearings, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joachim Denk, Hans-Georg Köpken, Dietmar Stoiber, Bernd Wedel
  • Patent number: 8294405
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for guiding the movement of a moving machine element on a numerically controlled machine, whereby maximum possible track speed, maximum possible track acceleration, and maximum possible track jerk are defined by means of given restrictions on track axes. The local minima for the maximum possible track speed are determined, whereby for each local minimum a corresponding left-sided and right-sided track speed segment is determined, whereby, for track values for the displacement track to the left and right of a given minimum, the resulting track speed is determined by using the maximum possible track jerk and the maximum possible track acceleration until the track speed exceeds the maximum possible track speed to the left and right of the minimum, a track jerk curve for the movement guidance is hence determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Walter Hoffmann, Wolfgang Papiernik, Tomas Sauer
  • Patent number: 8294392
    Abstract: An arrangement for supplying power to a system includes a first electric drive unit constructed to supply mechanical power to or receive mechanical power from a first coupled system of machines and a second electric drive unit constructed to supply mechanical power to or receive mechanical power from a second coupled system of machines. The first and second coupled system of machines are constructed to receive mechanical power or mechanical energy or to supply mechanical power or mechanical energy. The arrangement further includes a first kinetic energy storage device having a first electrical energy exchange machine which is electrically connected to the first electric drive unit, and a second kinetic energy storage device having a second electrical energy exchange machine which is electrically connected to the second electric drive unit. The first kinetic energy storage device is coupled to the second kinetic energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jürgen Krejtschi, Elmar Schäfers
  • Patent number: 8292086
    Abstract: The invention relates to a strainer apparatus, such as a strainer basket, a strainer cylinder and the like, wherein slits or gaps are formed between strainer bars (6). The base of the strainer bars is received in receiving recesses (8) adapted to the dimensions of the base of the bars, in a support element (3). The support element can also be a reinforcing or strengthening element, and the strainer bars (6) are permanently fixed to the respective support element (3). At least one pocket (10, 11) that can be filled with a filler material is provided between each support element (3) and each associated strainer bar (6), at least on the edge region (7) of the respective receiving recess (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Andritz Fiedler GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Mickelat, Christoph Tichy
  • Patent number: 8289181
    Abstract: A power supply unit for a fire detector, especially a smoke alarm, includes a power unit and battery terminals for connecting a predeterminable battery. The power unit has first connection means for connection to a power supply network and second connection means for connecting the fire detector. In order to increase the functionality of a fire alarm, the battery terminals are operatively connected by at least one first electric connection with the second connection means. The first electric connection includes hereby at least one diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Moeller Gebaudeautomation GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Listopad
  • Patent number: 8286319
    Abstract: In a method of connecting chassis parts to produce a chassis assembly, at least one end of a first chassis part is connected with a second chassis part in an overlap zone by a form fit and an interference fit through an internal high pressure joining process. The second chassis part serves hereby a seal of the one end of the first chassis element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiletechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Stolle, Dirk Voigt, Franz Beer
  • Patent number: 8283538
    Abstract: In the case of a string of a musical instrument (1) with at least one composite core (2), wherein the at least one composite core (2) comprises a first core element (3) and a second core element (4), to achieve high volumes with little expenditure of force to excite the string as well as a rapid and precise response to quick changes of excitation, in particular quick bow changes, to achieve a natural sound and to extend a musician's artistic range, it is proposed that the first core element (3) and the second core element (4) comprise at least one organic material, and that the first core element (3) and the second core element (4) are joined at least in certain regions by means of a first polymer element (11) lying therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Thomastik-Infeld Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Bernhard Rieger
  • Patent number: 8283826
    Abstract: A bearing arrangement and a bearing block includes a magnetic radial bearing for the contact-less support of a rotor shaft of a rotating machine, and a touchdown bearing for catching the rotor shaft. Both bearings are connected to each other permanently and in an axially aligned manner, and are elastically suspended with regard to a bearing shield, a machine housing, or a foundation of the rotating machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Günther Siegl, Hartmut Walter
  • Patent number: 8283815
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical machine (1, 110), which is in particular a synchronous machine, which has a primary part (3, 130) and a secondary part (5, 120), wherein the primary part (3, 130) has a) a first means (9) for producing a first magnetic field and b) a further means (17, 27, 29) for producing a further magnetic field, which in particular is an exciter field, and wherein the first means (9) has at least one winding, and the further means (17, 27, 29) is arranged in the region of an active air gap (21) of the electrical machine between the primary part and the secondary part and has magnetic poles, each having at least one permanent magnet (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Rolf Vollmer
  • Patent number: 8283817
    Abstract: An electric machine with improved cooling efficiency includes a stator, a rotor operating as a rotor fan and comprising a shaft defining an axial direction and having radial and axial cooling channels, and an axial fan configured as a twin axial fan and arranged coaxially with the shaft and supplying a coolant to the axial cooling channels. The axial fan has first and second blade rings and a funnel-shaped tube with a smaller opening directly connected to the axial cooling channels of the rotor to deliver coolant to the axial cooling channels of the rotor, and a larger opening, which is non-rotatably connected to and encloses the first blade ring. The second blade ring is firmly attached at an outer circumference of the funnel-shaped tube to deliver the coolant to the stator. Both the stator and the rotor can be cooled using an efficient coolant flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christian Deeg, Ekkehard Ressel, Sebastian Weiβ
  • Patent number: 8274195
    Abstract: An electrical machine includes a stator coupled to a machine frame and constructed to produce a magnetic field. A rotor which is connected to a shaft magnetically interacts with the stator and is separated there from by an air gap which is arranged such that the magnetic field within the air gap is directed essentially parallel to the shaft axis during operation of the electrical machine. Arranged between the rotor and the stator is an axial bearing which absorbs attraction forces acting between the stator and the rotor in a direction of the shaft axis. An elastic coupling mechanically couples the stator to the machine frame and is made less stiff than the axial bearing with respect to a force acting in the direction of the shaft axis, and constructed such that a force acting on the rotor in the direction of the shaft axis is able to cause the stator to be translated with respect to the machine frame in the direction of the shaft axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Markus Capka, Zeljko Jajtic, Gerhard Matscheko, Christian Volmert