Patents Represented by Attorney Lawrence E. Laubscher
  • Patent number: 7900537
    Abstract: A pliers-type insulation stripping tool includes a releasable fastening device for fastening a knife cassette to at least one of the knife carrier members that are longitudinally displaced by the pivotally connected tool handle members to remove a severed length of insulation from a longitudinally-arranged insulated conductor that is clamped between by the tool gripping jaws. A U-shaped resilient fastener spring wire has leg portions that are resiliently biased apart, at least one of the legs containing a laterally extending bulge portion that extends into a corresponding locking slot contained in a side wall of the knife cassette. To release and replace the knife cassette, the protruding free extremities of the leg portions of the spring wire are displaced together, thereby to remove the leg bulge portion from the slot contained in the cassette outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Guenther Hanning, Christian Heggemann, Detlev Hetland, Thomas Koester, Andreas Wedler, Siegfried Storm
  • Patent number: 7891273
    Abstract: A pliers-type insulation stripping tool includes an adjusting device for adjusting the cutting profile provided by the knife edges of a stack of parallel lamellar cutting blades pivotally connected at one end with a knife holder for independent pivotal movement about a first pivot axis parallel with the tool handle pivot axis. The knife holder is connected for longitudinal displacement on one the clamping jaws of the tool handles, thereby to remove a severed length of the insulation layer from the insulated conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Guenter Hanning, Christian Heggemann, Detlev Hetland, Thomas Koester, Andreas Wedler, Siegfried Storm
  • Patent number: 7864340
    Abstract: The method comprises positioning a diffraction grating with a two-dimensional meshing on the path of the beam to be analyzed and processing at least two interferograms of at least two different colors, each interferogram being obtained in a plane from two sub-beams with different diffraction orders. The invention can be used to analyze and correct divided wavefronts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: ONERA (Office National d/Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales
    Inventors: Jerome Primot, Sabrina Velghe, Nicolas Guerineau, Riad Haidar, Michel Tauvy
  • Patent number: 7841260
    Abstract: A pliers-type insulation stripping tool includes a pair of blade holders that are removably connected with the pull rod that longitudinally displaces the blades relative to the handle shell when a severed length of insulation is stripped from the insulated conductor. A resilient ejector arrangement in provided for ejecting from the handle shell the length of stripped insulation. In order to permit use of the insulation stripping tool with insulated conductors of various sizes and diameters, a blade depth adjusting device is provided for adjusting the distance between at least one of the blade holders and the associated clamping jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Siegfried Storm, Christian Heggemann, Detlev Hetland, Guenter Hanning, Thomas Koester, Andreas Wedler
  • Patent number: 7841719
    Abstract: A method of determining the external three dimensional external contour of a curved object in one step, which produces and processes a single composite en-face OCT image (a C-scan), which involves generating and processing a set of two dimensional image contours of the object in different image planes using a plurality of optical path lengths in an OCT system with all such contours present in the composite en-face OCT image. The multiple path lengths are generated using a multiple delay element in bulk or in fiber inserted in the path from the source to the OCT system or in one of the OCT arms. The image planes have a known spatial relationship with each other. The three dimensional external contour of the curved object is computed from the two dimensional contours in the composite en-face OCT image and the known spatial relationship between the image planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: OTI Ophthalmic Technologies Inc
    Inventor: Adrian G. H. Podoleanu
  • Patent number: 7826066
    Abstract: A method and a system for analyzing the wavefront of a light beam, wherein a diffraction grating is arranged in a plane perpendicular to the light beam to be analyzed and optically conjugated to the analysis plane. Different emerging beams of the grating interfere to generate an image having deformations linked to the gradients of the wavefront to be analyzed. The method is characterized in that the grating carries out the multiplication of an intensity function which is implemented by a two-dimensional grating with hexagonal meshing of surface S transmitting the light of the beam to be analyzed into plural emerging beams arranged in a hexagonal meshing, by an phase function which is implemented by a two-dimensional grating with hexagonal meshing of surface 3S which introduces a phase shift close to 2?/3 (modulo 2?) between two adjacent secondary beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: ONERA (Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales)
    Inventors: Jerome Primot, Nicolas Guerineau, Sabrina Velghe
  • Patent number: 7824190
    Abstract: A connector arrangement connects the flat conductors that extend upwardly from a horizontal photovoltaic cell panel with the insulated conductors of a cable via the circuits of a printed circuit board, respectively. A flat conductor support member is adhesively secured to the upper surface of the horizontal photovoltaic cell panel and includes upwardly extending bridge portions having flat upper edges about which are reversely bent the upper free ends of the flat conductors. A hollow sectional connector housing includes a lower body section containing a bottom opening that receives the flat conductor support member when the lower body section is seated on the panel upper surface. Bifurcated resilient contacts mounted on the lower section have first portions that engage the bent flat conductor ends, respectively, and second portions that engage the circuits on a replaceable printed circuit board carried by the removable upper cover section of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thorsten Beck, Klaus Holterhoff, Matthias Boensch, Klaus Pueschner, Torsten Wuensche
  • Patent number: 7810686
    Abstract: The invention is a watercraft carrier that can be easily loaded and secured. The carrier has a base and an arm with a belt that runs the length of both the base and the arm. A watercraft is placed within upon the base and against the arm. Then the belt is extended using a crank so that the belt come around the watercraft and the belt is secured using a fastener that is attached to the end of the belt. Then the belt is tightened to secure the watercraft by turning the crank the other direction or by use of a ratchet. In the preferred embodiment, the belt has a flexible stiffener added to make the belt stiffer, but still flexible enough to secure any shaped watercraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Milton Edward Ilgenfritz
  • Patent number: 7806533
    Abstract: An optical system comprises a first image capture device for capturing an image of an observation area, a first display device, a semi-reflecting plate, a concave mirror disposed facing the first display device, and a second display device for displaying a background image. A light beam is scattered by the first display device through the semi-reflecting plate and then reflected by the mirror and the semi-reflecting plate in order to display an aerial image between the semi-reflecting plate and the observation area. A projector projects a light beam toward one of the display devices. The first image capture device is adapted to capture the image of the observation area via said one display device. A alternating control device alternates capture of an image of the observation area by the first image capture device and projection of the light beam projected by the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: France Telecom
    Inventors: Olivier Boute, Olivier Gachignard
  • Patent number: 7781684
    Abstract: A compressible sealing gasket for supporting a cable in a wall opening contained in a housing wall includes a pair of gasket sections each having a planar surface that contains a recess, and at least one integral compressible sealing projection extending from the planar surface adjacent the recess. When the gasket sections are placed in an assembled condition with their planar surfaces in contiguous engagement, the recesses cooperate to define a cable opening for receiving a cable, and the projection is compressed between the gasket sections to seal the space between the gasket sections adjacent the cable opening. Preferably two laterally spaced integral sealing ribs are provided in each recess, which sealing ribs extend transversely completely across the recess and terminate at each end in a sealing projection that extends upwardly from the associated planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Weidmuller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Stuckmann, Uwe Arlitt, Paulo Russo, John Witt, Günter Lucht, Joachim Bury, Thomas Salomon, Torsten Diekmann, Andreas Wedler, Thomas Pieper
  • Patent number: 7775806
    Abstract: A printed circuit board arrangement and method includes a planar generally-rectangular vertically-arranged printed circuit board having front and rear surfaces terminating in a peripheral edge, at least one of the front and rear surfaces having a conductive printed circuit thereon. The printed circuit board has a vertical side edge portion containing a recess, and arranged adjacent the recess is a fixed contact connected with a conductor portion of the printed circuit. A relatively narrow conductor housing arranged outside the peripheral edge of the printed circuit board is mounted in the recess with a movable contact carried by the housing in electrical engagement with the fixed contact. The connector housing is supported by a rear wall mounted on the rear surface of the printed circuit board, and by a resilient clip on the connector housing that engages the printed circuit board adjacent the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Weidmuller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Heggemann, Jens Oesterhaus, Matthias Boensch, Matthias Niggemann, Michael Lenschen, Stephan Fehling, Torsten Diekmann
  • Patent number: 7774838
    Abstract: A thorough method for restricting which operations (processes) can be run by a user on a single workstation computer or by a user on a session in a multi-user environment, such as Microsoft Windows 2000 Terminal Services. By default, all applications (processes) are disallowed. Only explicitly assigned applications (processes) are allowed to run. The method entails running two software modules in user mode, one of which maintains a list of allowed processes for each user and one of which monitors new processes as they are started. When a new process is started the monitoring module sends the process ID to the list module. The list module checks the ID against its list and kills the process if it is not authorized. This way, only processes created by users are validated as apposed to validating all file I/O (processor intensive). This decreases the processing requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Tricerat, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Haltmeyer
  • Patent number: 7738501
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for recovering timing information between master and slave nodes interconnected over a packet network having an underlying time grid with a distinct granularity. A series timing packets are exchanged between said master and slave nodes to measure the time offset of the time grid relative to clocks at the master and slave clocks. This offset is then used to either adjust the local clock at the slave node, or generate the clock using a digital controlled oscillator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Zarlink Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Willem L. Repko, Robertus Laurentius Van der Valk
  • Patent number: 7736161
    Abstract: A connector assembly for printed circuit board terminal blocks and the like includes a housing having spaced side and end walls defining a chamber, and a first connector component mounted in the chamber adjacent an access opening contained in the housing walls. A second connector component external of the housing is displaceable between an engaged position in electrical engagement with the first connector component, and a disengaged position disengaged from the first component. A separating lever pivotally connected with the second connector component includes a cam arrangement that cooperates with the housing side walls to displace the second connector component from the engaged position toward the disengaged position relative to the first connector component. A locking arrangement may be provided for locking together the connector components in the electrically engaged condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Heggemann, Jens Oesterhaus, Matthias Boensch, Matthias Niggemann, Michael Lenschen, Stephan Fehling, Torsten Diekmann
  • Patent number: 7735228
    Abstract: An insulation stripping tool for flat cables includes a clamping device adapted to be clamped to a flat cable and to provide a linear guide edge for guiding a knife holder to accurately sever the outer insulation sheath of the cable in a transverse direction. Upon removal of the clamping device from the cable, the knife holder is inserted into a chamber contained in the clamping device with the knife edge protruding from the chamber, whereupon a curved side of the flat cable is inserted within first guide grooves contained in the clamping device, and the clamping device is displaced circumferentially of the cable to sever the curved cable side transversely of the cable. The curved cable side is then inserted into a second pair of grooves contained in the clamping device, and the knife holder is displaced longitudinally to sever the insulation sheath longitudinally of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hartmut Schmode, Andreas Wedler, Detlev Hetland, Bernd David, Detlev Klaas, Ernst-Heinrich Scheel, John Witt, Werner Bachmann, Carsten Drescher, Günter Lucht
  • Patent number: 7732510
    Abstract: A fuel resistant binder is characterized by the addition of a carrier curing agent to a modified, unmodified or emulsified asphalt material formed of a mixture of hot, cold or emulsified asphalt and carrier and activator materials. The carrier curing agent preferably is a polyurethane moisture curing solution. A cross-linking material and aggregate are also mixed with the binder to form a material suitable for patching cracks and holes in pavement and the like. The activator assists the polymer material in linking with the asphalt while the carrier prevents the formation of gel or lumps within the asphalt. The carrier curing agent resists the penetration of fuel into the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: G. Mohammed Memon
  • Patent number: 7727074
    Abstract: The yoke member of Cardan joint is made in one unitary part of one piece and includes a pivot fork including two pivot arm portions each comprising a crossing hole, the axis of which is the pivot axis of a cross-piece, and a connecting element for the motion transmission shaft and having two tightening portions connected via a junction portion. Each of the two tightening portions comprises a tightening hole. Four reinforcing appendices are arranged on the tightening portions and opposite one another in pairs to form together with the portions a housing for the motion transmission shaft. The yoke member is stamped in order to give it the desired thickness in highly stressed and lowly stressed regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: ZF Systems de Direction Nacam, S.A.S.
    Inventors: Andre Laisement, Jacques Loyau, Pascal Millet
  • Patent number: D618507
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Swedish Match Lighters B.V.
    Inventor: Florence Galimand
  • Patent number: D620855
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Modern Classic Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Waclawski, Jason G. Robson
  • Patent number: D621901
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Oscar T. Nicholson, III