Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Laurence A. Greenberg
  • Patent number: 8348275
    Abstract: A sorting system for sorting flat objects, particularly mail items, and a method for sorting such objects. The sorting system has a discharge device and an arrangement having at least two output devices. The output devices are arranged one behind the other as viewed in a longitudinal axis. The discharge device is designed to discharge each flat object to be sorted into one of the output devices in each case in such a way that the objects discharged into the same output device form a stack. Each output device has a bottom. The bottom of each output device rises with respect to the horizontal as viewed in a rising direction. An edge appears between the bottoms of two adjacent output devices. The edge slopes downward vertically or aslant as viewed in the rising direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Zsolt Balogh, Armin Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 8348250
    Abstract: A pneumatically damping mount, in particular an engine mount for motor vehicles, includes a bearing spring of elastomeric material for supporting a mount core and delimiting a working chamber. The working chamber is filled with a gas, in particular air, and communicates with the ambient atmosphere through a nozzle opening. A progression element of elastomeric material is disposed opposite the bearing spring and delimits the working chamber together with the bearing spring, to enable further deformation of the mount after closing of the working chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Trelleborg Automotive Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Hofmann, Arndt Graeve
  • Patent number: 8349937
    Abstract: An insulating resin for switch gears on the basis of glycidyl ester contains methyl nadic anhydride/hydrogenated methyl nadic anhydride as hardener and an N-substituted imidazole as accelerator. Furthermore, platelet-shaped alumina is added as a filler. The resin has a substantially elevated glass transition temperature, while at the same time having a high mechanical level and being very tracking resistant. It is suitable as a casting resin in gas-insulated transmission line systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Gernot Swiatkowski
  • Patent number: 8351233
    Abstract: In the method for closed-loop control of at least two converters in an energy transmission and/or distribution system, each rectifier regulator and each inverter regulator provides a differential DC voltage from the difference between a given set DC voltage and the relevant received measured DC voltage, and also provides a differential DC current from a differential DC current from the difference between a set DC current and the corresponding received measured DC current. Each converter is a self-commutated converter with power semiconductors. The rectifier regulation of the provided converter is regulated such that the sum of the product of the differential voltages and the value of given set DC current at the corresponding rectifier and the differential current is a minimum. The inverter regulation regulates the corresponding inverter such that the sum between the differential voltage and the differential current is a minimum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Tobias Bernhard, Mike Dommaschk, Jörg Dorn, Ingo Euler, Franz Karlecik-Maier, Jörg Lang, Jürgen Rittiger, John-William Strauss, Quoc-Buu Tu, Oliver Venjakob, Carsten Wittstock, Klaus Würflinger
  • Patent number: 8352055
    Abstract: A method for implementing production processes includes a step of programming a state machine for each production process. The programming step includes a definition of a plurality of states and a definition of a plurality of transitions between states, corresponding to possible actions which the corresponding production process may execute. The programming step further includes the steps of detecting whether or not one or more states to be defined for a state machine have already been defined for state machines already programmed for other production processes, and executing the definition of states only for states not detected in the detecting step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Paolo Olmino
  • Patent number: 8348817
    Abstract: An inspection module for flat, sheet-shaped material made of paper, board or the like, includes an inspection system disposed below a sheet transport plane. The sheets are transported by contacting upper and lower conveying elements of at least one upper and one lower conveying device, at least one of which is connected to a drive. The lower conveying device is divided and is formed of at least two conveying devices with a gap formed therebetween. The inspection system is disposed in the gap. A folder gluer or folding-box gluer having an inspection module is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Dirk Bruns, Wolfgang Diehr, Uwe Hartstock, Sedat Padar, Frank Schmid
  • Patent number: 8349411
    Abstract: A method for producing raised structures serving as grip nubs on a surface of a pencil, in which, with the help of a nozzle, a plastic preparation is applied. The plastic preparation includes a radiation-curable plastic mass and has the following composition: plastic mass formed from 40% to 98% wt.; oligomer and monomer photoinitiator system 0.1% to 30% wt.; amorphous silicon dioxide 0.3% to 30% wt.; and/or micronized amide wax colorant 0% to 60% wt.; filler 0% to 60% wt.; and further additives 0% to 10% wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Faber-Castell AG
    Inventors: Udo Beck, Walter Oetter, Gerhard Lugert
  • Patent number: 8342093
    Abstract: A fuze for a projectile having a firing chain has an interrupter for interruption of the firing chain. The interrupter is configured to snap from a safe position to an armed position when unlocked. A locking device is disposed to lock the interrupter in the safe position and to unlock the interrupter by way of an unlocking movement. The fuze is rendered compact and reliable in that the unlocking movement of the locking device is an axial movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Junghans Microtec GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Westphal, Markus Kopf
  • Patent number: 8345907
    Abstract: A hearing device that is worn in the ear has a hearing aid and a support device with a runner. The support device remains stationarily inserted in the auditory canal, while the hearing aid is moveably connected to the runner and moveably arranged along the runner. This provides for a hearing device that allows a simple, intuitively understandable modification of the volume and/or sound properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ulrich Giese, Silke Gürtler, Stefan Kexel, Nadine Seubert
  • Patent number: 8344258
    Abstract: An electric device, in particular a mechatronic gear, motor, or brake control device in a motor vehicle, includes an electronic component having at least one electric contact surface for electrically contacting the component. A flexible circuit board with a conduction path structure includes at least one contact pad and conduction lines between two flexible, non-conducting films. A respective contact pad of the flexible circuit board is electrically connected, in particular by welding, to a respective contact surface of the component for creating at least one contact point. A sealing element is disposed on a side of the flexible circuit board opposite the component and an internal space is bounded by a wall. The sealing element is pressed against the flexible circuit board at an edge of the wall so that the edge surrounds at least one of the contact points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Fischer, Oliver Graf, Hans-Werner Motsch
  • Patent number: 8345904
    Abstract: In hearing devices, more particularly in hearing aids, it is desirable to be able to design an earpiece for generating sound in the audible range which is as small as possible. Such an earpiece can then be worn comfortably on an ear or in an auditory canal. A sound transducer for the hearing device disclosed here may be formed as a micro-electromechanical system and the transducer enables generation of an acoustic signal with little distortion. Provision is made for a hearing device with a sound transducer, which has a field generation apparatus for generating an electric or magnetic field and an emission apparatus for generating sound. Here, the emission apparatus has a multiplicity of fingers that are penetrated by the field of the field generation apparatus, wherein the shape of the fingers can be changed by means of the field of the field generation apparatus in order to generate the sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Thorsten Albach, Reinhard Lerch, Alexander Sutor, Tom Weidner, Christian Weistenhöfer
  • Patent number: 8346407
    Abstract: A method for assigning a first motor vehicle to a second motor vehicle by exchanging electromagnetic signals. The electromagnetic signals are transmitted from the first motor vehicle in a predetermined temporal signal pattern and received by the second motor vehicle, where they are compared as to whether the received electromagnetic signals correspond to a signal pattern stored in the second motor vehicle. The first motor vehicle then is assigned as a function of the comparison. This method is particularly suited to assigning trailers to a towing vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Schneider, Robert Tschofen, Robert Vretska
  • Patent number: 8346823
    Abstract: In order to face fragmentation, a method for storing and organizing files on a storage medium via a file system reserves on the storage medium a non-fragmented segment for taking up a file by storing within the file system an identification of an address range of the segment. The file is written within the segment and information is stored in the file system. The information is suited to find the file. The size of the segment is derived by statistical methods from file sizes of a kind of the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Giovanni Gaeta
  • Patent number: 8345815
    Abstract: A fuel assembly for a pressurized water nuclear reactor contains a multiplicity of fuel rods which are guided in a plurality of axially spaced spacers which in each case form a square grid, composed of grid webs, with a multiplicity of cells arranged in rows and columns. In each case one control rod guide tube is guided through a number of these cells. At least one spacer is configured to be mechanically stronger in a first partial region than in a second partial region. In this second partial region, the spacer is provided with at least one resisting element which protrudes into a flow sub-channel formed between the fuel rods and increases the flow resistance. The resisting element counteracts a reduction associated with the mechanically weaker configuration, in the flow resistance in the second partial region and in this manner effects a homogenization of the hydraulic behavior of a spacer which is mechanically inhomogeneous on account of the varying mechanical configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Areva NP GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Stabel, Udo Borsdorf
  • Patent number: 8341942
    Abstract: A method and a device for providing ammonia for the selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides in the exhaust system of an internal combustion engine, include the following steps: a) recording at least one actuating variable for influencing the state of the internal combustion engine; b) calculating a possible nitrogen oxide emission of the internal combustion engine on the basis of an evaluation of the at least one measured variable; c) calculating an ammonia quantity which corresponds to the possible nitrogen oxide emission; and d) initiating the provision of the corresponding ammonia quantity by exhaust-gas-external evaporation in an evaporator and exhaust-gas-external hydrolysis of aqueous urea solution, wherein at least one of the following values: i) the heating power of the evaporator or ii) the quantity of aqueous urea solution supplied to the evaporator, is regulated on the basis of the ammonia quantity calculated in step c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: EMITEC Gesellschaft fuer Emissionstechnologie mbH
    Inventors: Rolf Brück, Peter Hirth
  • Patent number: 8341320
    Abstract: A device and method are provided in which the data to be transmitted is transmitted in units together with information concerning the transmission and/or the use of the data. At least some of the units include at least one region which defines a time slot within which freely selectable devices can output onto the bus data representing freely selectable information at freely selectable points in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Jens Barrenscheen, Wilhard Von Wendorff
  • Patent number: 8341596
    Abstract: A method control for the re-execution of a rule branch in a rule represented by a graphic flowchart in a MES system. At developing time there is defined a recycle step which includes a conditional expression to be customized. Each time it is executed in run time, the status of the recycle step is set by the execution engine as “active” until the set of steps of the rule branch that follows is executed and then the recycle step status is set as “non-active.” At run time, the execution engine keeps waiting any request of executing a certain recycle step that is in “active” status and when the execution engine executes a certain recycle step, it sets the status of the set of steps of the rule branch as “non already-executed”. As the execution engine executes a step that is not a recycle step, it sets the status of the executed step to “already-executed” status and ignores the execution of these steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Massimo Peretti
  • Patent number: 8338523
    Abstract: A thermoplastic molding material contains between 10% and 35% by weight of an ethylene copolymer wax with hydrophilic groups, with a melting point between 75° C. and 110° C. and cellulose containing fibers with a share of between 45% and 90% by weight relative to the dry mass of the fibers. Molded bodies may be formed from the molding material, such as pencil casings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Faber Castell AG
    Inventors: Reiner Appel, Harald Von Godin, Gerhard Lugert
  • Patent number: D673348
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Tom White
  • Patent number: D673350
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Tom White