Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Laurence A. Greenberg
  • Patent number: 8295710
    Abstract: The invention describes a modulator for the quadrature modulation of an optical carrier signal with an I- and a Q-portion, where a first optical multimode interferometer (MMI) splits the optical carrier signal into four branches and that in pairs of branches the I-portion and the Q-portion respectively is modulated with a Mach-Zehnder-Structure and a second optical multimode interferometer (MMI) combines the modulated I-portion and Q-portion again to one quadrature modulated optical output signal (OS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks Oy
    Inventor: Winter Marcus
  • Patent number: 8291766
    Abstract: In a method and device for ultrasonic testing of a workpiece, a multiplicity of ultrasonic testing pulses are launched into the workpiece from a test surface thereof. At least two ultrasonic testing pulses are launched into the workpiece to be tested at launching points that are spaced apart from one another by a test step width measured along the test surface. A single measured value (?) assigned to a local point located in the workpiece is calculated on the basis of the received signals assigned to the at least two ultrasonic testing pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Intelligendt Systems & Services GmbH
    Inventors: Günter Engl, Friedrich Mohr, Michael Kröning, Krishna Mohan Reddy
  • Patent number: 8294033
    Abstract: A rigid circuit board is provided which contains at least one integral limb shaped to provide predetermined movement at a free end of the limb in at least two mutually perpendicular planes. The rigid circuit board provides a rewiring structure at a low cost and is adaptable for use in a wide range of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Werner Motsch, Florian Schels, Karl Smirra
  • Patent number: 8293359
    Abstract: A multi-layer CVD coating has at least one coating layer made of a metallic hard material layer X having a thickness of 10 to 90 nm, and at least one additional coating layer made of a metallic hard material layer Y doped with boron, having a boron content of 0.005 to 5 At. % and a thickness of 10 to 90 nm. At least one coating layer X adjoins a coating layer Y. The novel coatings exhibit significantly improved wear resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Ceratizit Austria Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Martin Kathrein
  • Patent number: 8292058
    Abstract: An escalator includes a plurality of steps or panels, a chain for driving the steps or panels, at least one chain wheel around which the chain is deflected and wherein the chain, starting from the chain wheel, forms an upper strand and a lower strand. There is also provided a device for the polygonal compensation of the movement of the at least one chain wheel. The effective lever arm of the chain on the at least one chain wheel in the upper strand is substantially equal to the effective lever arm of the chain on the at least one chain wheel in the lower strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Ketten-Wulf Betriebs-GmbH
    Inventor: Burkhard Grobbel
  • Patent number: 8293320
    Abstract: The conductor, including the points being kept free insulation, is initially surrounded by a liquid, electrically non-conducting bonding agent which forms the insulation after solidifying. The conductor can be a transposed conductor in which the individual conductors thereof are electrically isolated relative to each other and are interconnected by the bonding agent. Using a liquid stripping agent based on a polyvinyl alcohol or a long-chain hydrocarbon mixture and a polysaccharide filler on the point of the conductor being kept free of the insulation locally prevents the bonding agent from bonding to the conductor or the individual conductors of the transposed conductor from being interconnected by means of the unsolidified mixture. Once the entire bonding agent is hard and thus the bonding agent/stripping agent mixture has solidified, the bonding agent/stripping agent mixture can easily be removed in a mechanical manner from the treated points of the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ivanka Atanasova-Hoehlein, Ulrich Duellberg, Peter Heinzig, Bogdan Kokotowski, Konrad Unterlugauer
  • Patent number: 8295518
    Abstract: The circuit complexity or the filter order, respectively, of an analysis/synthesis filter bank system especially for hearing aids is to be reduced. For this reason, the stop-band attenuation of at least one of the transfer functions of the analysis filter bank is composed of a separately configurable, frequency-independent analysis basic attenuation component and a separately configurable frequency-dependent analysis attenuation component. Furthermore, the stop-band attenuation of at least one of the transfer functions of the synthesis filter bank is composed of a separately configurable, frequency-independent synthesis basic attenuation component, a separately configurable, frequency-dependent first synthesis attenuation component and a separately configurable, frequency-dependent second synthesis attenuation component which is also dependent on the manipulation of the sub-band signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Alfsmann, Heinz Goeckler
  • Patent number: 8295427
    Abstract: A control rod for a pressurized-water nuclear reactor contains an absorber rod which is arranged in a casing tube. At least in a lower section, the absorber rod is provided with at least one recess which takes up at most a portion of the circumferential surface of this section. This reduces problems associated with an expansion in the volume of the absorber rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Areva NP GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Fuchs, Florian Schebitz, Peter Dewes, Günter Fischer, Alfons Roppelt, Winfried Beck
  • Patent number: 8295964
    Abstract: A method for selecting equipment resources in a manufacturing process creates an execution equipment list by retrieving out of a database execution equipment required for starting a process segment. A list of available sub-equipments of the execution equipment is retrieved out of the database. Within the list of sub-equipments a check is performed on the availability of a totality of required equipments for each of a totality of work segments of the process segment respectively. The execution equipment is selected for the starting of the process segment. Each of the required equipments for execution of each of the work segments is selected respectively, in the case where the required equipment for the work segment is available. An output list is created and contains information about assignments of each of the required equipments to each of the work segments respectively in the case where all of the required equipments are available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Elena Reggio, Alessandro Raviola
  • Patent number: 8294031
    Abstract: A solder resist coating for a rigid-flex circuit board contains one or more conductor tracks and at least one flex area. The solder resist coating has one or more movement gaps in the flex area of the circuit board. In addition, an electronic module is formed having at least one rigid-flex circuit board with a solder resist coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Detlev Bagung, Michael Decker, Gregory Drew, Thomas Riepl, Bernd Roller
  • Patent number: 8295463
    Abstract: A method and a system for decoupling a calling application from an external application in a manufacturing execution system, wherein the calling application interacts with the external application by requesting the execution of one or more external methods defined within the external application. First, the calling application obtains three lists from the external application, namely, the available external method list containing the ordered list of the available external methods, the usable parameter list containing the ordered list of the parameters usable by the external methods, and the signature list containing the list of signatures of the external method. The term signature indicated a coded way to define a method interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Ornella Tavani
  • Patent number: 8292128
    Abstract: A dispenser for foamed soap contains a housing accommodating a soap container and a foam-producing unit. A first pump is provided in a delivery path of the soap from the container to a foam-producing unit. A second pump is provided in the delivery path of air to the foam-producing unit. Every pump is associated with a respective electric motor and has a control which can be used to adjust the ratio of the delivery volumes of air and soap by changing the speed of one of the two electric motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Hans Georg Hagleitner
  • Patent number: 8293386
    Abstract: A monolayer or multilayer nitridic or carbonitridic hard material coating contains Al and Ti and at least one of the layers comprises the composition (AlxTiyRuzMev) (NaC1-a), with 0.45?x?0.75, 0.20?y?0.55, 0.001?z?0.10. 0?v?0.20, 0.8?a?1.1. Me is selected from the group of elements including Si, B, W, Mo, Cr, Ta, Nb, V, Hf, Zr. The Ru-containing hard material coating has a decreasing hardness shifted towards the higher temperature range and therefore an improved wear resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Ceratizit Austria Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Martin Kathrein
  • Patent number: 8295447
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for storing and passing on multimedia messages for a multimedia call in a packet-switching telecommunication network (TN), with the called subscriber (B subscriber) having network access with a known and predetermined bandwidth to the telecommunication network (TN). In the situation where it is found (1) during the setting up of a multimedia call that the available bandwidth is too narrow (2, 3) because the called subscriber (B subscriber) is currently using a further multimedia service, the multimedia call is diverted (4) to a recording device (ABZ) which is available in the telecommunication network (TN). A calling subscriber (A subscriber) can then leave a multimedia message on the recording device (ABZ), which is then passed (5) to a local recording device (ABL) for the called subscriber (B subscriber) via the network access and using the bandwidth that is still available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Charzinski, Walter Klausberger, Jürgen Lantermann, Karl Schrodi
  • Patent number: 8291742
    Abstract: A method for producing a structured sheet-metal strip includes feeding a smooth sheet-metal strip to a shaping apparatus along a guiding direction. A primary structure is produced in the smooth sheet-metal strip through the use of the shaping apparatus, during which a number of separate shaping tools act upon the sheet-metal strip in a manner that is substantially perpendicular to the guiding direction. An apparatus for producing a structured sheet-metal strip can produce the structured sheet-metal strips with a particularly low ratio of corrugation length to corrugation height. Such structured sheet-metal strips are used, in particular, for producing purification components in mobile exhaust gas systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: EMITEC Gesellschaft fuer Emissionstechnologie mbH
    Inventors: Gottfried Wilhelm Haesemann, Ludwig Wieres
  • Patent number: 8292059
    Abstract: An escalator includes a plurality of steps or panels, a chain for driving the steps or panels, at least one chain wheel around which the chain is deflected and wherein the chain, starting from the chain wheel, forms an upper strand and a lower strand. There is also provided a device for the polygonal compensation of the movement of the at least one chain wheel. The effective lever arm of the chain on the at least one chain wheel in the upper strand is substantially equal to the effective lever arm of the chain on the at least one chain wheel in the lower strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Ketten-Wulf Betriebs-GmbH
    Inventor: Burkhard Grobbel
  • Patent number: 8286776
    Abstract: A sheet-metal synchronizer ring for a synchronizing device has a conical ring body, an outer toothing for blocking the axial movement of a sliding sleeve, and at least one indexing tab which is bent in the axial direction and limits the rotation of the synchronizer ring in a synchronizer hub. The indexing tab has a tab widened portion on at least one side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Diehl Metall Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Doernhoefer, Knut Erdmann, Meinrad Holderied
  • Patent number: 8286783
    Abstract: Conveyance pitch is modified without modifying a pallet. A pallet conveying apparatus has: one, two or more pallets onto which a work can be loaded; a first and a second pallet rails on which the pallet can be movably loaded; first and second pallet feeding mechanisms that convey the pallet; and a pallet transfer mechanism that causes the pallet loaded on the first or second pallet rail to be transferred to the second or first pallet rail. The pallet transfer mechanism has a first movable portion that forms one part of the first pallet rail and that can be made continuous with the second pallet rail by being separated from another part; and a second movable portion that forms one part of the second pallet rail and that can be made continuous with the first pallet rail by being separated from another part. The first and second pallet feeding mechanisms have circulating endless first and second belts capable of engaging with the pallet that is loaded on each of the pallet rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Nittoku Engineering Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichiro Baba
  • Patent number: D669428
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Ltd., China
    Inventors: Meng Li, Lin Tian, Xun Zhang
  • Patent number: D669480
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Marware Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Piedra, Chanseol Chung, Edward Martin