Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Henry M. Feiereisen
  • Patent number: 8170703
    Abstract: A method for controlling a plurality of production processes performed on a plurality of production machines is described, wherein order data regarding the production processes to be performed are inputted in a control unit which generates control instructions for the production machines, wherein state data indicating the state of the individual production machines are taken into consideration when generating the control instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: CAE Factory GmbH
    Inventor: Aldo Domröse
  • Patent number: 8165322
    Abstract: A circuit for processing sound signals includes an input amplifier for amplifying an input signal, wherein the amplified input signal is supplied to an output amplifier unchanged via a primary path configured as a bypass line and processed via one or several secondary paths configured as a circuit for processing the amplified input signal for amplifying and outputting the processed signal, wherein respective signal portions of the amplified input signal, which are supplied to the output amplifier via the primary path and the secondary path(s), can each be adjusted with an adjusting device, and wherein the secondary path includes a corresponding equalizing filter for filtering a corresponding frequency range with a dynamic circuit for optionally dynamically changing frequency, amplitude and phase depending on the signal and concurrent with a static control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Gebrüder Frei GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk T. Jambor, Helmut Butz
  • Patent number: 8156951
    Abstract: Disclosed is a folding umbrella that has an additional functionality such as an umbrella cover, in particular a compact pocket umbrella comprising a handle cover and support for the telescopic tube. The aim of the invention is to design a folding pocket umbrella that has an additional functionality such as an umbrella cover, in particular a compact pocket umbrella comprising a handle cover and support for the telescopic tube. The preferably oval handle cover is designed in such a way as to be able to accommodate the entire umbrella when the umbrella that substantially comprises a stationary tube, a telescopic tube, a slide, canopy rods, and a canopy is folded and collapsed. In order for a user to be able to quickly manipulate the umbrella, an extractable handle is provided which is easy to access, preferably also has an oval shape, and is fixedly connected to the end of the telescopic tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Brain Promotion GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Odo Klose
  • Patent number: 8157252
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine tool, wherein the machine tool has a workpiece clamping device (10) for clamping a workpiece (9), wherein the workpiece clamping device (10) and in this way the workpiece (9) can be moved by means of a piezoactuator (11a, 11b, 11c, 11d). The invention furthermore relates to a corresponding method. The invention provides a machine tool in which vibrations occurring during a machining operation are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Uwe Ladra, Gabriele Schmitt-Braess, Elmar Schäfers
  • Patent number: 8157182
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vacuum handling device (46) for fixing or transporting work pieces (44) comprising a plurality of components, wherein at least one of the components is provided with an RFID tag (10) and the RFID tag is provided with an RFID chip (14) and an antenna (12), wherein a switching element (16) is provided for the galvanic isolation of the RFID chip and antenna between the RFID chip and the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: J. Schmalz GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Schaaf, Ralf Stockburger
  • Patent number: 8156685
    Abstract: The invention proposes numerous aspects for improving greenhouses which may lead to durable improvement of the worldwide climate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Sunvention International GmbH
    Inventor: Juergen Kleinwaechter
  • Patent number: 8159099
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to increase the degree of automation in the production of an electrical machine. Particularly, the aim is to be able automate the connection of the coils of an electrical machine. For this purpose, provision is made for the coil ends (17) to be connected using at least one busbar (20, 22). The ends (23) of the respective busbars (20, 22) are hot crimped or welded to the associated end (17) of the coil. Thus, it is possible to eliminate manual drilling and welding of the coil ends. Moreover, the hot-crimped and welded connections have a high degree of electric strength and a high current carrying capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ehrfried Dümpert, Rainer Eckert
  • Patent number: 8152210
    Abstract: A bumper for a motor vehicle includes a lightweight cross member attachable transversely to the longitudinal rails of the motor vehicle frame. The cross member includes two longitudinal profiles which are displaceable relative to each other and support each other during the displacement. The bumper provides improved functionality and increased energy absorption capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Lütke-Bexten, Michael Roll, Elmar Mollemeier
  • Patent number: 8148935
    Abstract: A machine has a basic body and a machine element. The machine element can be moved relative to the basic body by an electric working drive which is connected to an electric supply system via a working converter. An electric buffer drive is connected to the electric supply system via a buffer converter. The working converter and the buffer converter are controlled by a control device in line with a predetermined travel movement of the machine element in a coordinated manner. The coordination is such that a total load on the supply system by both converters together during the total travel movement of the machine element remains below a maximum load prompted by the working converter alone. The buffer drive has a drive shaft which has no flywheel connected to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Jürgen Decker
  • Patent number: 8148930
    Abstract: A control device for controlling a machine tool which can be used to drive tools includes a memory for storing a movement limit value which is respectively assigned to the tools and is specific to the respective tool. A desired value generating unit generates desired values for controlling the movement of the tool. The desired values are limited by a limiting unit on the basis of the assigned movement limit value in such a manner that the movement limit value is not exceeded when moving the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jürgen Müller, Albrecht Speck, Tom Tolkmitt
  • Patent number: 8150545
    Abstract: A method and a device for position-dependent compliance compensation in a machine tool is disclosed. The compliance of the machine tool is derived at a position of a tool of the machine tool from machine data stored in memory, a machining force acting on the tool during a machining process at this position is determined, and at least one machining parameter that has an influence on the machining process is derived at this position in dependence on the derived compliance and the machining force so as to counteract a displacement of the tool with respect to a desired position caused by the compliance of the machine tool and the machining force. This optimizes the machining time and/or contour fidelity when machining a workpiece with a machine tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dirk Jahn, Rouven Meidlinger, Mirco Vitr
  • Patent number: 8146986
    Abstract: A dashboard support for a motor vehicle includes a tubular cross member for installation between A-pillars of a vehicle body, and a holder joined to the cross member for attachment of functional vehicle components. The cross member has at least one slot, oriented in a direction transversely to a longitudinal axis of the cross member, for receiving a limb of the holder such as to allow adjustment of a position of the holder in relation to the cross member by sliding and/or turning the limb before the holder is being joined to the cross member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Roman Bierkamp, Andreas Hitz, Stefan Hilgenberg
  • Patent number: 8141180
    Abstract: The invention relates to a kit for a counter-current swimming pool, wherein water is pumped inwards on a defining wall of a swimming pool (1) along the entire horizontal extension thereof and is discharged on the opposite boundary wall along the entire horizontal extension thereof. In order to enable retrofitting of the kit into existing swimming pools, an insert (2, 3) is formed or incorporated into the swimming pool (1), comprising a cover plate (4, 5) which defines the swimming area below and from which boundary walls (6, 8) emanate. The boundary walls extend in a parallel or substantially parallel manner as far as the bottom of the swimming pool, wherein, in the region between the boundary walls (6, 8), axial propelling means, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Georg Hof
  • Patent number: 8143980
    Abstract: A switching device, for example a circuit breaker, has an input terminal and an output terminal for connection to electrical conductors, and two switching contacts which, when closed, close a current path between the input terminal and the output terminal. A disconnect device is provided for disconnecting the two switching contacts. For triggering the disconnect device, an overcurrent trigger device and/or a short-circuit trigger device are in mechanical operative connection with the disconnect device by way of a reversing lever. The reversing lever includes a first lever arm with a trigger extension that can be actuated by the overcurrent trigger device and/or by the short-circuit trigger device, and a second lever arm with an actuating extension for triggering the disconnect device. To ensure safe operation, the actuating extension is configured to be resiliently compliant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: MOELLER Gebäudeautomation GmbH
    Inventor: Adolf Tetik
  • Patent number: 8138411
    Abstract: The photovoltaic system includes a plurality of photovoltaic modules which are connected to form a string or several strings connected in parallel, thereby forming a photovoltaic generator having a positive terminal and negative terminal. A DC constant voltage source connected to the photovoltaic generator to raise the potential of the positive terminal relative to ground potential. This reduces the flow of electrons out of the TCO layer of the modules, thereby reducing or completely eliminating cathode discharges which damage the modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Adensis GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Beck, Tim Müller
  • Patent number: 8138632
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling a power converter having at least two phase modules, which each have an upper and a lower valve branch, each having at least three series-connected two-pole subsystems, in the event of failure of at least one subsystem of a valve branch of a phase module. According to the invention, the valve branch (T1, T6) with the failed subsystem (10) is determined, and in each case a subsystem (10) of a valve branch (T1, T6), which corresponds to the faulty valve branch (T1, T6), of any fault-free phase module (100) is driven such that its terminal voltages (UX21) are in each case zero. A polyphase power converter with distributed energy stores (9) is therefore operated with redundancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rainer Sommer, Marc Hiller
  • Patent number: 8132335
    Abstract: An apparatus for checking the accuracy of a circular path of a work spindle or a machine table, in particular an NC-controlled machine tool, includes a clamping element coaxial with the work spindle, a first rotary bearing disposed on the clamping element and coaxial with the rotation axis of the work spindle, a measurement arm with a first pivot bearing having a first pivot axis orthogonal to the rotation axis of the clamping element, a length measurement system disposed in measurement arm with a glass rod with a marking and a reading device, an adjusting device receiving the measurement arm and having a second pivot bearing with a pivot axis aligned parallel to the first pivot axis, a second rotary bearing having a second rotation axis aligned parallel to the rotation axis of the work spindle, and a stator supporting the second rotary bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Dreier Lasermesstechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Horst Dreier
  • Patent number: 8134070
    Abstract: The invention relates to a busbar pack comprising n busbars (2) and at least n?1 insulating bars (4) the surfaces of which project beyond the busbars (2), one insulating bar (4) being interposed between two busbars (2), said stack of bars (2, 4) being immobilized in their position relative each other by devices. The invention is characterized in that at least one inner busbar (2) is provided with a reticular bar (6) on both sides thereof and has perforations (14) that are arranged to match crossbars (12) of corresponding reticular bars (6). The invention allows production of a busbar pack at least the inner busbar (2) of which is convection-cooled, said busbar cooling system being producible at low costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Thomas Hirschfeld
  • Patent number: 8134273
    Abstract: According to the invention, the torque ripple of electrical machines is supposed to be further reduced. For this purpose, it is provided to dispose the magnetic poles, for example, on the surface of a rotor in a plurality of sections (A1, A2) at different angles. The result are helix angles (?1, ?2), which have different amounts. Also more than two different helix angles, up to a continuous course of the boundary lines (G4) between the poles, can be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rolf Vollmer, Marcus Ziegler
  • Patent number: 8128525
    Abstract: A first planet stage of an epicyclic gearbox revolves in a gearbox housing and includes a planet support having two interconnected side pieces. Planet gears are borne in the planet support via planet gear bearings and engage a central sun gear shaft and a hollow gear secured to the gearbox housing. A first channel has one end connected to an oil supply in communication with an oil feed pump and passes through a gearbox housing wall, and another end connected via second channels, passing through one side piece of the planet support, to third and fourth channels, passing through the shafts of the planet gears and open to the planet gear bearings. The first channel passes through an insertion apparatus secured in the gearbox housing and.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Winergy AG
    Inventors: Ralf Martin Dinter, Manfred Möllers, Herbert Scheibe