Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Laurence A. Greenberg
  • Patent number: 8340332
    Abstract: A hearing aid configuration and an associated method provide wireless transmission of data between a hearing aid and an external unit. The external unit, for example a programming device, is worn with a lanyard around the neck of a hearing aid user. The configuration additionally contains at least one second antenna disposed in the lanyard and at least one third antenna arranged in the lanyard which is connected by an electric series circuit to the second antenna. The advantage of this is that the lanyard can be made long enough to be comfortable to wear and a sufficiently high receive signal of the wireless data transmission is still guaranteed in the external unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Nikles, Ulrich Schätzle
  • Patent number: 8336176
    Abstract: A method for producing multiple structured sheet metal foils includes the steps of A) reshaping the sheet metal foil to produce a primary structure having a first primary structure width; B) reshaping the sheet metal foil having the primary structure to produce a secondary structure; and C) reshaping the structured sheet metal foil to produce a second primary structure width being smaller than the first primary structure width. A method for producing a metal honeycomb body, a catalyst carrier body having multiple structured sheet metal foils for exhaust gas purification and a tool for producing multiple structured sheet metal foils, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: EMITEC Gesellschaft fuer Emissionstechnologie mbH
    Inventors: Jan Hodgson, Michael Voit
  • Patent number: 8339789
    Abstract: An electronic module for an integrated mecatronic transmission control includes a housing cover and at least one multi-layer circuit board as an electrical connection between an interior of the housing and components located outside the housing. The multi-layer circuit board is a circuit carrier for electronic components of central control electronics and at the same time is a thermal connection to a base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Loibl, Thomas Preuschl, Hermann-Josef Robin, Karl Smirra
  • Patent number: 8333156
    Abstract: A method provides for the traction control of a maglev car on a maglev track. A levitation magnetic field is produced by supplying a levitation magnetic flux on the car side to at least two levitation magnets to produce a defined air gap between the maglev car and a reaction rail on the track side. A stator current is supplied to the stator to produce a propulsion force on the maglev track, the propulsion force acts upon the maglev car being determined by the magnetic coupling between the magnetic stator field and the magnetic levitation field. An oscillating movement of the maglev car in relation to the magnetic stator field is dampened by changing the magnetic coupling between the magnetic stator field and the magnetic levitation field on the car side. The levitation magnets are operated on the car side with at least two different individual levitation magnetic fluxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Robert Schmid
  • Patent number: 8333104
    Abstract: A measuring device for detecting and evaluating an impact, jolt or the like is formed with an impact face, against which the impact, jolt or pulse which is to be evaluated strikes. A sensor, for example a force sensor, detects values of the force which act on the impact face as a result. A sensor, for example an acceleration sensor, detects values of the acceleration which act on the impact face as a result. An evaluation unit processes the determined force and acceleration values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Oberleitner
  • Patent number: 8331416
    Abstract: In a stripline laser, a gas mixture containing carbon dioxide is situated as a laser-active medium between two plate-type electrodes lying with their flat sides opposite one another. The electrodes define a discharge space, at whose end sides lying opposite one another a resonator mirror is respectively arranged. The resonator mirrors form an unstable resonator. To operate the stripline laser in the 9.3 ?m band and/or in the 9.6 ?m band, the electrodes are provided with a passivation layer on their flat sides. The passivation layer, of at least one electrode, contains silicon dioxide in a region covering a partial area of a flat side. A distance between the electrodes is set such that the attenuation of laser beams in the 10.3 ?m band and in the 10.6 ?m band is greater than the attenuation of laser beams in the 9.3 ?m band and/or in the 9.6 ?m band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Rofin Sinar Laser GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Hage, Volker Scholz, Florian Engel
  • Patent number: 8328898
    Abstract: The present invention relates to environment-friendly, synergistic carbon-nano complex fertilizers comprising carbon-containing-fertilizer. The complex fertilizers comprise carbon nanomaterials, which have the particle size in a range from 5 nm to 200 nm and particularly 5 nm to 100 nm, and optional ammonia stabilizer or nitric acid reductase inhibitor. The weight ratio of the carbonic fertilizer and the carbon nanomaterials is in a range from 100:0.1 to 100:1. The weight ratio of the carbon-containing-fertilizer and the ammonia stabilizer or nitric acid reductase inhibitor is in a range from 100:0.1 to 100:1. Said carbon-containing-fertilizer is ammonium bicarbonate, urea, or a combination thereof. The complex fertilizers show synergistic emission reduction. The present invention also relates to compound fertilizers, which comprise said complex fertilizer and organic fertilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventors: Jian Liu, Zhiming Zhang
  • Patent number: 8323295
    Abstract: A medical clamp, in particular a spinal clamp, includes two clamp limbs connected to a grip part. The grip part executes a clamping movement of the clamp limbs and the clamp limbs are connected to the grip part in a releasable manner. The clamp permits particularly safe, minimally invasive percutaneous interventions, especially in the area of the spinal column. A device for using a medical clamp for providing a reference position for a positioning system for percutaneous interventions and a method for determining a reference position for a positioning system for percutaneous interventions, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens AG
    Inventors: Tobias Hüfner, Tim Dannenmann, Musa Citak, Özcan Karsak
  • Patent number: 8326396
    Abstract: An electrode for detecting EEG signals comprises a body comprising a fixture on a first end of the body, and a sensor detachably held by the fixture, wherein the body has an external thread in a portion of the body extending from the first end of the body towards a second end of the body, and the sensor has a brush-like shape with pins protruding off the body. The electrode may be held by an attaching device for holding electrodes for detecting EEG signals, the attaching device comprising a strap including a plurality of holes for accommodating electrodes and a rotary closure connecting a first end of the strap and a second end of the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Brain Products GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Picht, Alexander Svojanovsky
  • Patent number: 8326183
    Abstract: A method for drying printed material operates with the aid of a one-dimensional or two-dimensional array of radiation sources which can be driven individually or in groups. At the same time, the high-resolution image data describing the printing image or a content of printing forms for individual color separations is transformed into image data of lower resolution. Position data which describes the position of the printed image in the transport direction is also obtained from a device for transporting the printing material. Control data for modulation of an intensity of the radiation sources or groups of radiation sources of the array are generated from the image data of lower resolution and the position data, so that the printing material is swept over in the transport direction with time-modulated radiation points which in each case include a plurality of image points of the higher-resolution printed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Petermann
  • Patent number: 8320237
    Abstract: A method for minimizing bandwidth allocation for alternative routes within a network provides a management system for managing routes of services, provides a plurality of guaranteed bandwidth (GWB) services, assigns to each GBW-service a traffic class (TC), and calculates for each GBW-service of a protected TC an active route and an alternative route. The active route is a planned route in case of absence of a respective network failure and the alternative route is the route which guarantees that, in case of a network failure with respect to the active route, the GBW-service is protected. Further, a first optimized protection mode is provided to be assigned to all the GBW-services belonging to a given protected TC. The first optimized protection mode has a first optimization step including reserving bandwidth for each GBW-service only once for each network resource employed by the active and/or the alternative route of each GBW-service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Frantz, Joao Filipe, Stefan Klein
  • Patent number: 8321079
    Abstract: An anti-collision control system for one or more vehicles fitted with an onboard automatic pilot (self-guiding) allowing for bi-directional movements on a single track under the control of a ground-based automated traffic control unit of the CBTC (Communication Based Train Control) type. The system includes: a signaling control unit of the AWS (Auxiliary Wayside System) type for controlling ground signals on a section of a single-direction circulation lane; a first default control means based on which the signaling control unit imposes a single-direction movement to the vehicle running on the section of a single-direction circulation lane in order to avoid any collision with another vehicle controlled solely by the signaling control unit of the AWS type, i.e. independently from the ground-based automated traffic control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens SAS
    Inventors: Regis Degouge, Laurent Pinori, Stephane Callet
  • Patent number: 8316467
    Abstract: A cap, hat or other head covering, with pockets for carrying an MP3 player or other portable audio device and the wires and other related accessories. One of the pockets is structured to secure an audio device and the other pocket is structured to secure the headphone wires therein. By disposing the pockets on the headgear, the audio device is in close proximity to the wearer's head, thereby minimizing the length of wire extended between the audio device and the headphones or earplugs and allowing the wearer to perform a desired activity without the wires getting in the way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Karl Foust, Fabrizio Cabianca
  • Patent number: 8320593
    Abstract: A hearing apparatus for adjusting a hearing aid and an associated method. The apparatus includes at least one hearing aid and at least one external unit which can exchange data with the hearing aid. It further includes a first memory unit in the external unit which stores a point in time and a hearing situation at which at least one predeterminable algorithm for signal processing is activated, an output unit in the external unit which outputs the stored points in time and hearing situations, an input unit in the external unit for entering a measure of evaluation which expresses the satisfaction of a hearing aid wearer with the activated algorithm, and a modification unit in the hearing aid for changing at least one parameter of the algorithm as a function of the measure of evaluation. The hearing aid user is able to evaluate and change the setting of their hearing aid retrospectively for specific hearing situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Roland Barthel, Ulrich Giese
  • Patent number: 8313544
    Abstract: In a process for the synthetic generation of methane from a feed gas mixture, a feed gas mixture including carbon monoxide, hydrogen, water vapor, CO2, volatile hydrocarbons comprising C2 and higher, unsaturated C2 components and aromatic hydrocarbons in the range of 1 to 10 vol % is provided. The feed gas mixture is contacted with a fluidized bed catalyst having catalyst particles having a catalytic active component selected from the group consisting of a metal, a metal compound and combinations thereof. The contacting occurs at an elevated temperature in the range of 250 to 450° C., a feed gas pressure in the range of 0.8 to 70 bar, a gas hourly space velocity of 1000 to 50000 h?1, and a concentration of H2/CO in the gas mixture in the range of 0.25 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Paul Scherrer Institut
    Inventors: Martin Seemann, Serge Biollaz, Samuel Stucki
  • Patent number: 8313962
    Abstract: Hybrid integration of vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) and/or other optical device components with silicon-based integrated circuits. A multitude of individual VCSELs or optical devices are processed on the surface of a compound semiconductor wafer and then transferred to a silicon-based integrated circuit. A specific sacrificial or removable separation layer is employed between the optical components and the mother semiconductor substrate. The transfer of the optical components to a carrier substrate is followed by the elimination of the sacrificial or separation layer and simultaneous removal of the mother substrate. This is followed by the attachment and interconnection of the optical components to the surface of, or embedded within the upper layers of, an integrated circuit, followed by the release of the components from the carrier substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Connector Optics LLC
    Inventors: James A. Lott, Nikolai Ledentsov, Vitaly Shchukin
  • Patent number: 8315451
    Abstract: A method and computer program for segmentation of an MRI image of tissue in presence of partial volume effects, include storing the MRI image in K-space representation as raw dataset, reconstructing N images, each represented by N sets of voxels and N sets of light intensity values, dividing each voxel into a fixed number of subvoxels equal in size, assigning the light intensity value of the voxel to its subvoxels, classifying each subvoxel according to light intensity value, identifying a totality of subvoxels classified with equal probability for a totality of tissue types, labeling the subvoxels as partial volume subvoxels, shifting N?1 images starting with the second image by one subvoxel relatively to the preceding image and gene-rating a new set of overlay subvoxels, determining a new set of probability values for the new set of overlay subvoxels and creating an overlay image of the new set of overlaid subvoxels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Schweiz Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gunnar Krüger, Bénédicte Mortamet
  • Patent number: 8314690
    Abstract: To generally prevent people from being able to take out and move shopping carts from shopping cart parking areas at times when the store is not open, the blocking devices on the shopping carts are activated when the shopping carts are parked in shopping cart parking areas when the store is not open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventors: Horst Sonnendorfer, Franz Wieth
  • Patent number: D671316
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: E-Famtrips Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Kritzler
  • Patent number: D672319
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Ellenberger & Poensgen GmbH
    Inventor: Gerald Winkler