Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm McGlew and Tuttle, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8348541
    Abstract: Joint arrangement for a vehicle, with a joint (7), which has a joint housing (8) and a pivot pin (9) mounted movably in relation thereto; a rod (4), which has a cavity (6) and which is connected to the joint (7); a ring element arranged between the joint and the rod; a sealing bellows (10), which defines the interior space (11) and in which the joint (7) is arranged at least partially; and a gas-permeable connection (13), which connects the cavity (6) of the rod (4) to the interior space (11) of the sealing bellows (10), wherein at least part of the gas-permeable connection (13) is formed by at least one groove, which is formed on the ring element and opens into the interior space (11) of the sealing bellows (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Dirk Mählmann, Benjamin Ziebart
  • Patent number: 8348345
    Abstract: A fitting system (9) is provided for a vehicle seat (1), especially motor vehicle seat, which defines a pivot axis (A) of backrest and has a fitting lower part (11) and an associated fitting upper part (12) on both sides of the vehicle seat. Each fitting upper part (12) is pivotable relative to the associated fitting lower part (11) about the pivot axis (A) of the backrest. The system has, on one side of the vehicle seat, a lock (15) and an opposing element (16), which lock the fitting system (9) in a use position by cooperating. A prestressed latch (17), which cooperates with another opposing element (16), especially receives it, in the use position, is provided on the side of the vehicle seat that is located opposite the lock (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: KEIPER GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Müller, Stefan Haber
  • Patent number: 8342178
    Abstract: A device provided for taking and continuously analyzing and monitoring breathing gas samples from defined, current phases of breathing of a patient is equipped with a breathing gas line (1) and with a sensor (2) for recognizing the current phases of breathing. A sampling line (3) is provided from the breathing gas line (1). The sampling line (3) is connected to a first gas delivery device (44) via a sample gas loop (4); with a measuring line (8) from the sampling line (3) to a sensor system (6) with a second gas delivery device (66) for the analysis of breathing gas samples; with a valve (5) in the sampling line (3) for controlling the breathing gas sample flow from defined, current phases of breathing into the sensor system (6) and into the sample gas loop (4), and with a control unit (7), which is connected at least to the gas delivery device (44) and to the valve (5), so that a continuous volume flow of breathing gas samples can be fed to the sensor system (6) from the defined, current phases of breathing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Hengstenberg, Stefan Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 8336668
    Abstract: A flanged joint (1) of an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine, especially of a motor vehicle, is provided for fastening a tubular body (4) of the exhaust system to another component (5). The flanged joint includes a tube bell (2) formed at the end area of the tubular body (4) as well as a ring-shaped flange (3), which surrounds the tubular body (4) on a side of the tube bell (2) facing away from the other component (5) and which has a plurality of fastening sites (6, 7) for connection to the other component (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: J. Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Robert Hanitzsch, Arnulf Spieth
  • Patent number: 8337173
    Abstract: An electric oscillating drive with at least one oscillating system (1), which is driven in an oscillating manner by an actuator, especially a piezo actuator (2) or an oscillating armature magnet generating periodic force pulses with a small motion amplitude with adapted natural frequency in a preset plane (31). At least one oscillating arm (30?) performing oscillating motions has a resonant mass (55?) and with a balance arm (60?), which is in mechanical driving connection with a working member (7) of a working device, especially of a pump (3), which working member is to be driven in an oscillating manner. The oscillating arm (30, 30?) is fastened to two levers of unequal length, namely a control arm (32?) and a driving lever (33?). At least one of these two levers, especially the control arm (32?), is flexurally elastic at least in some sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Siegfried Richter
  • Patent number: 8333824
    Abstract: A sorption agent comprising activated carbon and an impregnation of the activated carbon for the sorption of air pollutants, wherein the impregnation contains a zinc compound and a molybdenum compound, as well as a gas-filtering element, such as a respirator canister, containing said sorption agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Benjamin Brandenburg, Klaus Ammann, Björn Wiese
  • Patent number: 8333513
    Abstract: A bearing shell made of plastic material is provided for a ball and socket joint for mounting a ball and socket joint pivot mounted rotatably and pivotably in the bearing shell with at least two shell parts (1a, 1b) forming a bearing surface with an inner, hollow spherical shape is presented, wherein the shell parts form in their entirety the shape of a bearing ring (1) with an opening (2, 3) each arranged on the front sides of the bearing ring, which front sides are located opposite each other, at least one web (4) connecting the shell parts (1a, 1b) being arranged crosswise above one of the opening cross sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Frank Budde, Hans-Gerd Brunneke, Martin Rechtien, Volker Grube, Rainer Ungruh, Michael Rossol
  • Patent number: 8330472
    Abstract: A device for detecting electrical properties of a sample of an excitable material, in particular of a silicon wafer, comprises a microwave source for generating a microwave field, a resonance system which is coupled to the microwave source in a microwave-transmitting manner, the resonance system comprising a microwave resonator with at least one opening and a sample to be examined which is arranged next to the at least one opening, at least one excitation source which is arranged in the surroundings of the sample for controlled electrical excitation of the sample, and a measuring device for measuring at least one physical parameter of the resonance system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Deutsche Solar GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Niklas, Kay Dornich, Gunter Erfurt
  • Patent number: 8328556
    Abstract: An abutment (2) connects with a fixture (1) by a Morse-taper type coupling, with the installation of a truncated-cone shank (21) of the abutment (2) into a corresponding cavity (11) exhibited by the fixture (1). The abutment (2) is provided with an appendix having a polygonal cross-section (22), and is positioned below the shank (21). The appendix is fitted into a corresponding impression (12) provided in the bottom of the cavity (11) of fixture (1). The abutment is also provided, on the side opposite to the appendix (22), with respect to the shank (21), with a portion (20, 24) intended for supporting a dental prosthesis (D). The appendix (22) can be rotated about its longitudinal axis, relative to the shank (21) of the abutment (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Leone S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gabriele Scommegna, Maurizio Dolfi
  • Patent number: 8327470
    Abstract: A material structure is provided with a multilayer material web (1) for forming flexible safety suits, containers, tarpaulins and tents. The material structure and products formed therefrom offers both high mechanical and chemical safety and makes it at the same time possible to greatly simplify both the manufacture of the material structure itself and the manufacture of chemical safety suits or other products with the desired properties and thus to make it less expensive. The multilayer material web (1) includes a fabric layer (2), a PTFE layer (3) applied on one side of the fabric layer (2) and a layer of a flameproof and flame-retardant material (5) applied on the other side of the fabric layer (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Kim Sascha Steingrube
  • Patent number: 8328275
    Abstract: A vehicle child seat is provided for directly or indirectly fastening to a vehicle seat and/or a vehicle structure. The vehicle child seat includes a backrest, a seat surface, an integrated belt system for fastening a child in the vehicle child seat and a belt tensioning device (31). The belt tensioning device (31) includes a trigger sensor, an energy storage device and a tensioning mechanism which, when exceeding a defined force acting on the vehicle child seat, in particular a crash force, abruptly tensions the belt system. All components of the belt tensioning device (31) required for the belt tensioning function being fastened to or in the vehicle child seat and being able to be removed therewith from the vehicle. A belt force limiting function is incorporated in the belt tensioning device (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: RECARO Child Safety GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Vogt, Stefan Gebhardt, Jens Pöhner
  • Patent number: 8330315
    Abstract: Magnetic poles are arranged such that the N pole and the S pole alternate in a circumferential direction. Two N poles face each other with an interval of 180° therebetween, and two S poles face each other with an interval of 180° therebetween. Each of the magnetization center of a North magnetic pole and the magnetization center of a South magnetic pole is positionally shifted from the center position between the magnetization centers of two magnetic poles of the other polarity located on opposite sides of the North or South magnetic pole. The magnetization centers of the magnetic poles are disposed in such a manner as to be positionally shifted from geometric centerlines. Brushes are disposed along the respective geometric centerlines. The magnetization centers of two adjacent magnetic poles are positionally shifted toward or away from each other by the same shift angle ? with respect to the respective geometric centerlines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Mabuchi Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Uenishi, Eiji Mayumi
  • Patent number: 8324732
    Abstract: A semiconductor component, in particular in the form of a solar cell, comprises a two-dimensional semiconductor substrate with a first side, a second side which is arranged opposite thereto, a surface normal which is perpendicular to said first and second sides, and a plurality of recesses which are at least arranged on the second side and extend in the direction of the surface normal, at least one dielectric passivation layer which is arranged on the second side, an electrically conducting contact layer arranged on the passivation layer, a plurality of contact elements for electrically connecting the contact layer with the semiconductor substrate, which contact elements are electrically conductive, are in electrically conducting connection with both the semiconductor substrate and with the contact layer, fill at least 50%, in particular at least 90%, preferably 100% of in each case one of the recesses, project beyond the recesses with a projection in the direction perpendicular to the surface normal and are
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Deutsche Cell GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Krause, Bernd Bitnar, Holger Neuhaus, Martin Kutzer, Kristian Schlegel, Claudia Lengsfeld
  • Patent number: 8322921
    Abstract: A detection device is provided for detecting a temperature of an object, especially of a living being. The detection device may be connected to at least one temperature sensor and is designed to send a current for detecting the temperature to the temperature sensor and to receive at least one temperature signal, which represents a temperature of the temperature sensor. The detection device is designed to generate a temperature signal, which represents the temperature of the object, as a function of the temperature signal of the temperature sensor, and to send same on the output side. The detection device is designed to generate a heating current and to send the heating current to the temperature sensor during a heating time period, so that a total current, comprising the current for detecting the temperature and the heating current, is greater than the current for detecting the temperature, and thus to heat the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Henning Gerder
  • Patent number: 8316846
    Abstract: A device for adsorbing and desorbing anesthetic shall be improved in respect of the anesthetic supply. A sampling device (16) for removing a gas volume of the breathing gas and an anesthetic dispenser (18) are connected to the breathing gas line (8) between the adsorption filter (9) and the patient (10) in such a way that the gas volume removed and the gas volume supplied are compensated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventor: Norbert Wruck
  • Patent number: 8319385
    Abstract: A method is provided for supporting rotatable devices, particularly a medical scanner having an inner ring and an outer ring. According to the invention, the inner ring and outer ring are guided without contact in the axial and/or radial direction by the magnetic field of electromagnets, and the distance between them is monitored and controlled by means of distance sensors. For a bearing implementing said method according to the invention, the outer ring is made in multiple parts and has a U-shaped cross section that is open to the inside in the assembled state, into which the inner ring (1, 10, 11) extends, and electromagnets and distance sensors are disposed in the axially and radially opposite areas of the inner ring or outer ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: Rothe Erde GmbH, ThyssenKrupp Transrapid GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe-Otto Breucker, Wolfgang Claus, Jörg Rollmann, Freidrich Löser, Qinghua Zheng, Markus Bauer
  • Patent number: 8316851
    Abstract: An anesthetic gas intermediate storage unit is provided having a first gas duct for passing through inspiration gas, a second gas duct for passing through expiration gas and an adsorption material (2), which can be influenced electrically, for an anesthetic, which is carried by a gas. The adsorption material is arranged in at least one gas duct for passing through breathing gas, and with a device for admitting expiration gas and inspiration gas alternatingly to the adsorption material (2), at least at an identical area for the intermediate storage of the anesthetic from the expiration gas to the inspiration gas. The device has openings, which divert the expiration gas and inspiration gas flowing in and out such that expiration gas and inspiration gas are admitted to the stationary adsorption material (2) alternatingly at an identical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Wruck, Michael Riecke, Götz Kullik
  • Patent number: 8316885
    Abstract: A fluid supply system is provided, especially for delivering liquid hydrocarbon to a fuel-operated vehicle heater or to a reformer. The system includes a fluid reservoir (12), a first fluid line (28) from the fluid reservoir (12) to an on-off valve (30), a second fluid line (32) from the on-off valve (30) to a first system area (14) to be fed with fluid, and a third fluid line (34) from the on-off valve (30) to the reservoir (12). The on-off valve (30) establishes a connection between the first fluid line (28) and the second fluid line (32) in a first valve position and establishes a connection between the second fluid line (32) and the third fluid line (34) in a second valve position. A first fluid delivery arrangement (26) is provided for delivering fluid from the reservoir (12) into the second fluid line (12). A second fluid delivery arrangement (20, 24) is provided for delivering fluid from the third fluid line (34) into the reservoir (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: J. Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Bauer
  • Patent number: 8318121
    Abstract: In a device and a method for the processing of non-ferrous metals for simple and economic reduction of the concentration of impurity elements and/or impurity compounds contained in the non-ferrous metal, it is provided to gas the non-ferrous metal in a processing column with at least one gas at a low pressure, causing the impurity elements and/or impurity compounds to evaporate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sunicon AG
    Inventors: Karsten Wambach, Claudia Knopf, Ingo Röver
  • Patent number: 8316845
    Abstract: A device for releasing breathing gas establishes constant flow conditions for the breathing gas being discharged. An annular connection element (6) is provided between an outer part (2) and an inner part (4), and a discharge gap (7) is formed between the connection element (6) and the outer part (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Ludger Tappehorn, Klaus Abraham