Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Mark P. Stone
  • Patent number: 8348140
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clip file, comprising a clip body with a front and a rear clip jaw (5) made from sheet steel, wherein both clip jaws (5) are connected by means of a yoke and the rear clip jaw rests against a rear wall of a rear cover of the file, while the front clip jaw (5) presses against a section of a multiply folded strip (2), provided with a window (4), formed from the longitudinal edge of the rear cover folded towards the front of the file and the strip (2) forms a stop which cooperates with a counter stop formed from an edge of the front clip jaw (5) folded inwards. According to the invention, the clip body may be provided with a defined grip point by means of a projection embossed in the center of at least the front clip jaw, the apex of which faces the yoke of the clip body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Durable Hunke & Jochheim GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Horst-Werner Maier-Hunke
  • Patent number: 8333417
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of a flexible manipulator tools are provided. The flexible manipulator tool can include a distal end movable in at least one manipulation plane with respect to a proximal end. The flexible manipulator tool can also include at least two cheeks extending side by side to and spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rudolf Bannasch, Leif Kniese
  • Patent number: 8323062
    Abstract: A watercraft having a plurality of flexible section secured to a mount, having a drive assembly, wherein the water craft can move the flexible section upwardly and downwardly to propel the watercraft through the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Rudolf Bannasch, Leif Kniese
  • Patent number: 8291937
    Abstract: An accumulator membrane unit (2) for inclusion into an accumulator chamber (6) in an accumulator (1) for storing hydraulic energy under pressure. The accumulator membrane unit includes membrane elements (3) that are sealingly joined at their peripheries and limit an inside membrane volume (V) which varies in dependence of a pressure at an outside of the accumulator membrane unit. The invention also concerns an accumulator, a method and a rock drilling machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB
    Inventors: Gunnar Sjödin, Maria Pettersson, Peder Haraldsson, Magnus Walter, Lennart Donsé, Per-Erik Larsson
  • Patent number: 8292354
    Abstract: A B-pillar (12) for a vehicle is fastened between a roof member (13) and a sill member (15) of the vehicle. The pillar has a martensitic structure and the steel has an tensile strength of at least 1300 MPa. Close to the lower fastening portion (14) there is a soft portion (20) with a tensile strength of less than 800 MPa. This soft portion has a height of at least 30 mm, extend over less than ? of the pillar height, and is so positioned that the lower fastening portion is martensitic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Gestamp Hardtech AB
    Inventors: Hans Bodin, Daniel Berglund
  • Patent number: 8281505
    Abstract: A wear part for a bucket to a loading or digging machine, which bucket has at least one front edge plate with a forwardly directed engagement edge, and the wear part has a forward direction and a rearward direction and is provided with a hook portion for fixing of the wear part to the bucket, and the fastening portion has a spanning surface portion for co-operating in a contact surface area with a clamping surface portion on a fastening unit which is positionable through a hole in the front edge plate. The spanning surface portion extends at an angle against the forward direction such that, in use, when tightening the fastening unit, a force effecting the wear part in the rearward direction will occur. A fastening unit for the wear part and a wear part system, a bucket and a loading or digging machine are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB
    Inventor: Kjell Karlsson
  • Patent number: 8267194
    Abstract: A rotation device (12) for rotation of equipment (13) fastened at the region of a distal end of a boom (9,11), which has a general longitudinal axis, and which is part of a boom device (3) which is fastenable to a carrier (2) for a mining or constructions work rig, wherein the rotation device includes a first rotation unit (R1) arranged to rotate the equipment around an axis (A1) which is essentially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the boom and a second rotation unit (R2) which is arranged to rotate the equipment around an axis (A2), which forms an angle with the longitudinal axis of the boom. The rotation units (R1, R2) are fastened to an angle unit (12?), which is included in the rotation device (12) and has rotational axes (A1, 21; A2,22) extending at an angle with respect to each other, and are connectable to the boom (9,11) as well as to said equipment (13). The invention also concerns a mining or constructions work rig and a boom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB
    Inventor: Fredrik Saf
  • Patent number: 8246090
    Abstract: A bumper beam has an open hat beam profile with a central flange (11), two webs (12, 13) and two side flanges (14, 15), and it has two fastening portions (16, 17) in which the central flange has transverse recesses (30, 31), which continue along the webs for a maximum of 40% of the extent of the webs in the transverse direction. These recesses strengthen the profile and provide controlled deformation in response to collision loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Gestamp Hardtech AB
    Inventor: Stefan Loveborn
  • Patent number: 8234984
    Abstract: A method and an arrangement pertaining to an alarm-equipped valuable item storage space (1) includes at least one device (10-13) for the storage of valuable documents, banknotes or the like, in which a destructive agent (61) is intended to destroy the valuable documents (100) in response to a burglary attempt and/or manipulative action. In conjunction with the need to destroy the valuable documents, a destructive agent container (60,63) is opened so as to cause the destructive agent to move into a collecting vessel (50) within which a valuable document collecting device (30) is at least partially situated. The volume of a destructive agent is such as to enable the collecting vessel (50) to accommodate the destructive agent (61) in the absence of overflow. The destructive agent container (60,63) is placed above the collecting vessel (50) so that the destructive agent (61) will run or fall down into the collecting vessel when an alarm is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: SQS Security Qube System AB
    Inventor: Kjell Lindskog
  • Patent number: 8230819
    Abstract: A vacuum grooming tool is disclosed that includes a vacuum nozzle attachable to a vacuum source and has a hollow body with a mouth opening. A grooming device selected from a variety of standard animal grooming hand tools, such as a shedding blade, rake or de-matting tool, may span the mouth opening. The grooming device is positioned such that the airflow created by the vacuum source flows over at least one side of the grooming device. A vacuum cleaning tool for removing any animal hair from a grooming tool is also disclosed. A vacuum plenum of the cleaning tool is attachable to a vacuum source and has an opening for cleaning the grooming tool in one pass. The cleaning tool can be mounted on a stationary support may also include a pivot-action mechanism that connects the vacuum grooming tool or the cleaning tool to the vacuum source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Hair Patrol LLC
    Inventor: James E. Freidell
  • Patent number: 8220244
    Abstract: In a component for shortening a chain (12), said component being provided with a connector bow (2) that can be hung into a connector body (6) and with a shortening organ (7), a safety bolt, which is simultaneously formed as a retainer pin (3) for the end link (11) of the chain (12) to be shortened, serves to secure the position of the connector bow (2) in the connector body (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH u. Co. KG
    Inventor: Reinhard Smetz
  • Patent number: 8220580
    Abstract: An impact guard beam for vehicles comprises a beam (11) with a hat profile, i.e., with a crown (13-15) and side flanges (16-17), and the hat profile has its crown facing outwards. The beam has a cover (20) giving at least a central part of the beam a closed cross section. The cover has a profile allowing it to lengthen by straightening out when the hat beam's profile opens under impact loads, but stops the hat beam profile's opening when the cover is straightened out. The cover may carry a sensor (24) for an airbag, which is then placed inside the beam profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Gestamp Hardtech AB
    Inventors: Kenneth Isaksson, Hans Bodin
  • Patent number: 8215414
    Abstract: A pulse drilling machine (1;1?) for the generating of shock wave pulses in a tool direction (R) has an impulse piston (4;4?) with a housing (2), and a device (8) for abruptly changing fluid pressure influencing the impulse piston to achieve a force resultant on the impulse piston in the tool direction to generate a shock wave pulse in a drill string (13; 13?) which is connected to the machine, a first fluid chamber (14;3?) inside the housing which in operation is arranged to exert a pressure in the tool direction on the impulse piston. The machine has a fluid flow channel (11; 18; 19), which includes a device for damping fluid flow flowing from the first fluid chamber through the fluid flow channel obtained when influencing the impulse piston (4; 4?) in a direction opposite to the tool direction (R) by rock reflexes in the drill string during drilling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB
    Inventor: Göran Tuomas
  • Patent number: 8201640
    Abstract: A method for controlling a fluid operated percussive device, which inside an axially extending cylinder room (3) of a housing (2) of the percussive device includes a to and fro moveable percussive piston (1), which is adapted for performing strikes in a striking direction (A) and which includes a signal portion (4) for controlling a main valve (5), which is adapted to intermittently transmit pressure fluid to at least one driving chamber (7) for the percussive piston. An auxiliary valve (9) is controlled for transmitting fluid contact between at least one auxiliary channel means (13,14) with a channel opening in the cylinder room (3), and the main valve (5) over the signal portion (4), for switching the main valve (5) before the percussive piston, in operation, has reached at least one of said regions. The invention also concerns a percussive device and a rock drilling machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB
    Inventor: Kurt Andersson
  • Patent number: 8193907
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for opening a container for the transportation of valuable objects or valuable documents, for example. The container (1) includes a first electronic unit (2), which allows deactivation of an alarm system and/or opening of the container. A first key (10) required to open the container includes a second electronic unit (12), which communicates with the first electronic unit (2) such as to initiate opening of the container. There is used a stationarily disposed second key (20) which together with the first key (10) provides the complete code-set (ABCD) required to initiate deactivation and/or opening of the container (1). The stationarily disposed second key (20) includes a third electronic unit (22) which contains a subset (CD) of the complete code-set (ABCD) required to initiate deactivation and/or opening of the container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: SQS Security Qube System AB
    Inventor: Kjell Lindskog
  • Patent number: 8191943
    Abstract: A crash box for a vehicle is made from a sheet blank (10) which is bent in a U to form the front plate (11), a top side (12) and a bottom side (13), and the top side and bottom side are bent to form overlapping flaps (16-19) which are joined together at the overlapping, and to form rear fastening plates (14,15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Gestamp Hardtech AB
    Inventor: Jonas Hellstrom
  • Patent number: 8181499
    Abstract: A beam with a hat-shaped profile with a cross-section that varies along its length is successively formed from a plane sheet metal strip using a roll-forming machine with a number of forming stations. The forming stations (11, 12) have a pair of clamping rollers (21, 22 and 23, 24) for each side flange (16, 17) and support rollers (25, 26) for the central flange. The pairs of clamping rollers in the forming stations can be displaced both horizontally and vertically during a forming operation, and the support rollers (25, 26) can be displaced vertically and they can be displaced individually in a sideways direction. All four corners (27-30) of the hat-shaped beam are formed at the same time, whereby the corners are folded on the peripheral edges of the clamping rollers and support rollers. Not only the axes of the pairs of clamping rollers but also of the support rollers can be turned in order to adapt to the corners that are being formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Ortic 3D AB
    Inventor: Lars Ingvarsson
  • Patent number: 8176998
    Abstract: A method in core drilling, wherein a tubular drill bit (8) being arranged at the end of a tubular drill string (6) is driven under rotation against a material intended for drilling, and wherein for the purpose of core retrieving, a tool (17, 20) is brought inside the drill string to an operative position in the area of the drill bit. Acoustic vibrations (24, 25) from the drill string are sensed when the tool is brought to its operative position, sensed acoustic vibrations are analysed for detecting the occurrence of acoustic vibrations characteristic for when the tool has reached its operative position, and an output signal is emitted when the occurrence of vibrations characteristic of when the tool has reached its operative position has been detected. The invention also concerns a device and a drill rig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB
    Inventor: Johan Brostöm
  • Patent number: 8171920
    Abstract: Device for cleaning crankcase gases from an internal combustion engine by means of a centrifugal separator (14), comprising a housing (16) with a rotor (22), which is rotatably supported in the housing and has a plurality of tightly separated separating discs (20). The housing (16) has an interface surface, which is designed for direct mounting of the housing (16) over a corresponding opening in a valve cover of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: 3nineAB
    Inventors: Claes Inge, Peter Franzén, Torgny Lagerstedt, Johan Strömberg
  • Patent number: D669659
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Karen Barski