Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm McGlew and Tuttle, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8321007
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining functional lung characteristics of a patient includes an electrical impedance tomography (EIT) imaging device adapted to record the impedance distribution within a plane of the thorax of the patient. The EIT imaging device includes a control and analysis unit for performing the impedance measurement and deriving the impedance distribution within the plane of the thorax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Eckhard Teschner, Ola Stenqvist
  • Patent number: 8313145
    Abstract: A fitting (10) for a vehicle seat is provided having a seat part and a backrest. The fitting includes a first fitting part (11), a second fitting part (12) in geared connection with the first fitting part (11) for a relative rolling for adjusting the inclination of the backrest between several use positions, a drive motor for driving the relative rolling, a third fitting part (74) for manually free-pivoting of the backrest into a non-use position, the third fitting part (74) being releasable locked with a detent element (75), and a first coupling element (104) and a second coupling element (105) between the third fitting part (74) and the detent element (75). The first coupling element (104) and the second coupling element (105) are inactive in the normal case and become active in the misuse case, when the third fitting part (74) is unlocked and the backrest is in the non-use position and the drive motor is moving the detent element (75) backwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Keiper GmbH Co. KG
    Inventors: Ralf Flesch, Christopher Ryan
  • Patent number: 8312909
    Abstract: Device for treating paper webs or plies, comprising a couple of overlapped rolls (2,3) for compressing a paper web or ply passing between them. Each of said rolls (2,3) features a fixed central shaft (20,300) supported by a corresponding holder (10,83) at its ends, on which shaft a tubular jacket is fitted, with the interposition of low-friction connecting members (21,310) which are positioned on opposite sides with respect to the center line of the fixed central shaft axis, so that said tubular jacket, which is destined to come into contact with the paper webs or plies to be treated, is free to rotate about its longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Futura S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fabio Perini
  • Patent number: 8307944
    Abstract: A muffler (1) for an exhaust system (2) of an internal combustion engine, especially of a motor vehicle, with a muffler housing (3), which encloses a housing interior space (5), and with at least one exhaust gas-carrying hollow body (4) with two half shells in a half shell construction. The hollow body is arranged in the housing interior space (5). The two half shells (14, 15) of the hollow body (4) are fastened to one another in the area of a separating plane (16). The assembly of the muffler (1) or of the hollow body (4) can be simplified if the two half shells (14, 15) are fastened to one another by fastening elements (17, 18), which are formed directly on the half shells (14, 15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: J. Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Reinheimer, Michael Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8302391
    Abstract: A mixing and/or evaporating device (7) is provided for an exhaust system (3) of an internal combustion engine (1), especially in a motor vehicle. The mixing and/or evaporating device (7) has a tubular body (8), at one axial end of which a plurality of blades (9) are arranged, which blades are located adjacent to each other in the circumferential direction, project radially inwardly and have angles of incidence in relation to one another in the axial direction. For manufacture at a low cost, the tubular body (8) is manufactured together with the blades (9) from a single sheet metal body (11) by shaping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: J. Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Georg Wirth, Felix Neumann
  • Patent number: 8303037
    Abstract: A vehicle seat (1), in particular a commercial vehicle seat, is provided with a scissor-type stand (3) with a seat frame (10) that is articulated thereto by a pivoting axis (B), the seat frame being able to incline in relation to the scissor-type stand (3), and a back rest (20) that is attached to the seat frame (10). The seat frame (10) is articulated directly to the scissor-type stand (3) and is connected in an articulated manner to the scissor-type frame (3) by at least one three-hinged element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Keiper GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Weber, Christof Nieroba, Thorsten Schweizer, Rüdiger Nissen, Thomas Gundall
  • Patent number: 8302598
    Abstract: A breathing gas supply device is provided which can be taken apart for cleaning purposes. The breathing gas supply device has a modular design in the form of a breathing gas module (2) and a blower module (3), which are inserted together into a housing module (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Haase, Axel Schmitt, Henryk Schnaars, Uwe Schmid, Claus Bunke, Gerald Panitz, Hans-Ulrich Hansmann, Thomas Stepan
  • Patent number: 8303606
    Abstract: A process and a device are provided for forming an end-to-end anastomosis on two hollow organs, which can be attached to a surgical suturing machine with at least one driven needle bar with a thread-carrying needle, a shuttle cooperating with this needle, a needle plate and a holding-down device accommodated by a push rod. A carrier (9) is provided designed as a hollow cylinder and has a longitudinal slot (13) for the edge areas of the two hollow organs. The carrier can be connected by a bracket to the housing shaft of the suturing machine in such a way that its longitudinal axis runs transversely to the path of movement of the needle, and its contact area for the two hollow organs is directed essentially parallel to the plane of the contact surface of the needle plate of the suturing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hermann-Josef Frings, Clemens Moll, Philipp Moll
  • Patent number: 8303560
    Abstract: The composite material comprises an elastic film (F), made of polymer material, and a coating made of flocked fibers (13) on at least one face. The fibers are fixed to the film by a layer (C) of bonding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Fintex & Partners Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Riccardo Cecconi, Barbara Bulleri, Chiara Allegrini, Stefano Muroni, Claudio Giacometti
  • Patent number: 8306599
    Abstract: A process and a device are provided for monitoring the status of the body fluids of a person. The device includes a piece of clothing with ventilating ducts, a first temperature sensor (6) and a first moisture sensor (11) for measuring the inlet flow (7) into the piece of clothing and a second temperature sensor (17) and a second moisture sensor (12) for measuring the outlet flow (10) from the piece of clothing. A pressure sensor (13) is provided sensing pressure in the inlet flow. A fan (5) or a compressed-air source is provided for transporting the cooling air into the piece of clothing. A measuring and analyzing unit (14) is connected to the sensors and the fan (5) or the compressed-air source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Marcus Eger
  • Patent number: 8302732
    Abstract: A silencer, particularly rear silencer, for an exhaust system of a combustion engine, particularly of a motor vehicle, has a housing in which an outlet chamber is located. An outlet pipe arrangement leads out of the housing which on the inlet side is fluidically connected to the outlet chamber. A particularly compact design can be realized if the outlet pipe arrangement is configured as pipe-in-pipe arrangement including at least one deflection pipe closed on one side and arranged in the housing and an outlet pipe led out of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: J. Eberspaecher GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Gorke, Michael Pommerer
  • Patent number: 8298042
    Abstract: A sawing device for sawing silicon blocks comprises at least one cutting element for sawing silicon blocks, the cutting element being drivable by means of a drive device, at least one guide device, with the at least one cutting element being alignable along a predetermined path by means of the at least one guide device, and at least one monitoring device for monitoring the position of the at least one cutting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Deutsche Solar GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Modler, Axel Kubin
  • Patent number: 8297871
    Abstract: A plug-in connection (1) is provided for hollow profiled elements (2) of spacer holding frames for insulating glass panes. The plug-in connector (1) has at least one connector part (3, 4) including an essentially U-shaped or box-type cross-section, having lateral walls (15, 16), at least one central wall (14), and, on the connection point (8), a central abutment (18) with a plurality of elastic abutment elements (19, 20), on the edge region of the lateral walls (15, 16). The central abutment includes two mutually oriented individual abutment elements (19, 20) which are arranged on both sides of the connection point (8), each on a lateral wall (15, 16), and have a cushioning effect essentially in the plane of the associated lateral wall (15, 16) thereof. The lateral wall (15, 16) have a recess (26) beneath the abutment element (19, 20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventors: Max Kronenberg, Ralf M. Kronenberg
  • Patent number: 8298182
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for washing nasal cavities by a nebulized liquid, that comprises a main body (12), a tank for liquids (14) including at least a nebulization chamber (23), and means of collection and nebulization of the treatment liquid from said nebulization chamber and delivery of the nebulized liquid towards the nasal cavities with the help of a flow of air under pressure generated by a compressor group. The main body (12) has a cavity and the compressor group (18), a piloting electronic circuit (20) and an electric battery system (31) are all on board of a single support housed and retained in the cavity of said main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Flaem Nuova S.p.A.
    Inventors: Riccardo Abate, Luigi Abate
  • Patent number: 8299887
    Abstract: A liquid matrix of a nonmagnetic material is accommodated within an insulative container of a nonmagnetic material, and a pair of electrodes is disposed within the insulative container such that the electrodes face each other via the liquid matrix. Conductive particles are fluidly dispersed in the liquid matrix. A magnetic field generation section is provided externally of the insulative container so as to generate a magnetic field in a direction orthogonal to a fuse element to be formed between the paired electrodes through chaining of the solid particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignees: Kyushu Institute of Technology, Soc Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Ohtsuka, Hiroki Suetomi, Fumihiro Akiyoshi, Hiroo Arikawa
  • Patent number: 8299399
    Abstract: A device (1) is provided for connecting a metal sheet (23, 33?) at the edges, particularly body sheet metal in automobiles. The device (1) includes at least one folding bed (2) for receiving at least two metal sheets, folding jaws (3) which are functionally connected to associated folding jaw supports (4), at least one thermal jointing tool (5), and at least one mass electrode (9, 9?). At least the joining tool is not attached to the folding jaws, and the joining tool contains a lever oriented away from the folding bed as a linear feed device. The lever (6) has a center of rotation (10) outside the folding bed, wherein the joining tool can swivel in the manner of a knee lever into an operating and/or non-operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp System Engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Cornelius, Uwe Feis, Michael Klos, Stefan Leidinger, Thomas Ralle
  • Patent number: 8297195
    Abstract: A method for operation of a magnetic levitation railway which contains vehicles with a plurality of supporting magnets (20a . . . 20j) and supporting runners (26) associated with them. In the event of a malfunction, the braking of the vehicle with the drive and braking systems switched off is brought about or assisted until a preselected destination stopping point is reached solely in that, even before the destination stopping point is reached, at least one of the supporting magnets (for example 20f, 20g) is switched off, and the magnetic levitation vehicle is placed on the track path (3) by means of the associated supporting runner (26), and is brought to rest at the destination stopping point by making use of the friction forces that occur as a result. A magnetic levitation vehicle is provided and operated in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Transrapid GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Löser, Qinghua Zheng
  • Patent number: 8293422
    Abstract: A fuel cell system (1) is provided, especially for a motor vehicle, with a fuel cell stack (2), which has a plurality of fuel cell elements (3). The elements (3) are stacked up one upon the other in which an electrolyte separates an anode space from a cathode space. A risk of damage is reduced during heating by a bracing housing (4), which accommodates the fuel cell stack (2) in its interior (5) and which has a pot part (6) and a cover part (7), which are or can be prestressed (with compressive force) towards one another by means of pulling elements (8) and which are supported in the interior (5) by mutually opposite front sides (10) of the fuel cell stack (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: J. Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Kaupert
  • Patent number: 8292026
    Abstract: A silencer for an exhaust system of a combustion engine, more preferably of a motor vehicle, has two end face bottoms facing away from each other, a closed circumferential jacket, at least one silencer insert, at least one inlet pipe and at least one outlet pipe. At least one of the pipes extends through the jacket into the silencer interior and is fastened to the jacket. The manufacture can be simplified if the pipe extending through the jacket has a cone, if the silencer insert on an intermediate pipe has a mating cone which engages in the cone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: J. Eberspaecher GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Tauschek, Arnulf Spieth, George Wirth
  • Patent number: D669276
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Dauphin Entwicklungs-u. Beteiligungs-GmbH
    Inventor: Rüdiger Schaack