Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm McGlew and Tuttle, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8291903
    Abstract: A breathing gas system and water trap (1) is improved in respect to the reliability of operation and has an emptying device. The water trap (1) has a gas inlet (4), which meets a first water separating membrane (5) via a connection line. The connection line leads into a water tank (20) located deeper in the incoming flow direction from the first water separating membrane (5) and into a gas measuring device (2) with vacuum on the discharge side from the first water separating membrane (5) from the water trap (1). The water tank (20) has a rinsing gas flow line, which is arranged above the liquid level, leads upward via a gas-permeable membrane (6) and is likewise connected to the applied vacuum of the gas measuring device (2). The water tank (20) has a water transport line for emptying the water tank (20), which water transport line extends into the liquid and is provided with a downstream vacuum via a nonreturn valve (7) and a downstream liquid pump (17) or via a solenoid valve (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Maxeiner, Gerd Peter
  • Patent number: 8292142
    Abstract: A manual breaker for cutting sheet glass. The manual breaker includes a rotational shaft (6) that rotatably holds first and second arms (2) and (4). A sheet glass having a scribe line formed thereon in advance is pinched among rollers (24) and (45). When handles (20) and (40) are actuated to narrow a distance between rollers (24) and (45), the roller (45) moves in a Y-axis direction and an impact shaft (51) impacts the sheet glass, accordingly. The sheet glass can be thereby easily cut into pieces along the scribe line and a sectional quality having a smooth cut surface can be ensured for the sheet glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsuboshi Diamond Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotake Haraguchi, Kazuya Maekawa
  • Patent number: 8287443
    Abstract: To stabilize the air flow forming an air curtain, a thermotherapy device (1) is provided with air outlet ducts (3) extending at the edge of the reclining surface (2) and with two opposite limiting walls (6, 6?). Each of the two opposite limiting walls (6, 6?) is arranged corresponding to the duct width for outflowing air. At least one limiting wall (6, 6?) of at least one air outlet duct (3) is provided with a cylinder (5, 5?) extending in the direction of flow of the air outlet duct (3) and in parallel to the reclining surface (2) at the discharge-side end, wherein the cylinder (5, 5?) has a diameter corresponding to 0.005 to 0.2 times the duct width of the air outlet duct (3). According to a variant, at least one limiting wall (6, 6?) of at least one air outlet duct (3) is provided with at least one inner wall (81, 82, 83, 84) forming a nozzle at the discharge-side end. The distance between the limiting wall (6, 6?) and the inner wall (81, 82, 83, 84) forming a nozzle with the limiting wall (6, 6?) is 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Medical AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Arthur Kuo
  • Patent number: 8287048
    Abstract: A pinch guard for a vehicle seat (1) is provided that can be transferred from a normal use position into a step-in position. The vehicle seat (1) includes a rear foot, which is attached to a base (5) in the normal use position of the vehicle seat (1) and in the step-in position of the vehicle seat (1) the rear foot is arranged at a distance above the base (5). The vehicle seat (1) includes a rear lower pivoting axis firmly fixed to the base. The pinch guard includes at least one movable trim (17) with a pivoting axis (A), and the pivoting axis (A) of the movable trim (17) is arranged at a distance from the rear lower pivoting axis, fixed to the base of the vehicle seat (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: KEIPER GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: James Smith, Dirk Brassat
  • Patent number: 8286633
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide absorber for a rebreathing system can be connected to a connection head of the rebreathing system in a simple manner. A centering device (43, 44, 45, 46), provided in the area of a guide plate (40) of the absorber (4), can be caused to mesh with centering pins pointing in the direction of the absorber from the connection head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Ahmet Türker, Grigory Kholtchanski, Sven Pasdzior, Robert Lischinski, Dirk-Stefan Reichert
  • Patent number: 8282305
    Abstract: A ball sleeve joint is provided, especially for chassis assembly units and steering assembly units of motor vehicles. The ball sleeve joint includes a joint housing with two housing halves and a ball sleeve provided with a rounded bearing surface. The bearing surface is accommodated in a joint housing, which is manufactured from an elastic plastic and is fixed in a recess of the joint housing, as well as a process for manufacturing such a ball sleeve joint. The two housing halves (3a, 3b) are pressed together with defined pressing forces during the mounting of the ball sleeve joint (1) in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the ball sleeve joint (1). The two housing parts are held in the installed position predetermined by the pressing forces by means of at least one connection (14) in substance between the housing parts (3a, 3b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Martin Rechtien, Volker Grube
  • Patent number: 8268161
    Abstract: An electrochemical sensor is provided especially for gases. The electrochemical sensor has a mediator compound, which is both dissolved in an electrolyte (9) in a saturated form and is present as an excess solid (10) in the electrolyte (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Sabrina Sommer, Herbert Kiesele, Frank Mett
  • Patent number: 8267087
    Abstract: A device is provided for adsorbing and desorbing anesthetic has good control of anesthetic dispensing such as in an anesthetic system. An adsorption filter is provided with adsorption beds (13, 14), which can be pivoted between an inspiration line (4) and an expiration line (6). The anesthetic is dispensed in the expiration line (6) on the incoming flow side of the adsorption bed (14) arranged there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Wruck, Götz Kullik, Michael Riecke
  • Patent number: 8267449
    Abstract: A support device for pneumatic prehensile members, in particular suction cups, for picking up and moving the parts, items and the like. It includes a fixed support body (support body) a tubular rod (12) moving axially in the body, and a return spring (13) between the body and rod. Between the tubular rod (12) and a distal end of the fixed support body (support body) are interposed some guide elements (14) provided to prevent torsion/rotation of the rod during its longitudinal movements in and with respect to the fixed body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Gimatic S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Maffeis
  • Patent number: 8267937
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing bone milling cutters, wherein a milling cutter toothing (12) is created at a distal face of a tubular milling cutter shaft (10) of a bone milling cutter at a given outer diameter (D) of the milling cutter shaft (10). The following steps are carried out: determining the tube circumference (U) of the milling cutter shaft (10); ascertaining an average desired tooth height (Hgew) of the milling cutter toothing (12); ascertaining the desired tooth period length (LZ?) of the milling cutter toothing from the desired tooth height (Hgew) at given parameters of a tooth period pattern; dividing the tube circumference (U) by the desired tooth period length (LZ); rounding the results to an even number value (Qz); and dividing the tube circumference (U) by the value (Qz) in order to obtain the tooth period length (LZ).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Joimax GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Ries, Mathias Notheis
  • Patent number: 8261526
    Abstract: The texturing and interlacing machine for processing synthetic yarns comprises: at least one supporting and unwinding member for at least one bobbin (B1) of untreated yarn to be textured; at least one supporting and unwinding member (31) for a bobbin (B3) of elastomer; a feed path, for at least one yarn (F1) to be textured; along the feed path for the yarn to be textured, in sequence along the direction of feed of the yarn to be textured: a stretching roller (5), a first oven (7), a cooling area (9), a yarn twisting unit (11), a master roller (13), a second oven (15), a stabilizing roller (21), an interlacing device (23) and an overfeed roller (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: SSM Giudici S.R.L.
    Inventors: Nerino Grassi, Ezio Santino Fanti
  • Patent number: 8261863
    Abstract: A process for operating a fuel cell system (2) arranged in a vehicle (1), in which process a foreseeable travel time duration and/or a foreseeable travel time end point are communicated to a control device (4) of the fuel cell system (2) at the beginning of a travel of the vehicle (1) or during the travel. The control device (4) operates the fuel cell system (2) such that a switch-off procedure for switching off the fuel cell system (2) is started so far ahead of the foreseeable end of the travel in time that the switch-off procedure will have been completed extensively simultaneously with the foreseeable end of the travel and the fuel cell system (2) is switched off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: J. Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Kaupert
  • Patent number: 8265555
    Abstract: A coupling device (1) is provided, especially a tube nozzle (2), for a medical device (3), especially a respirator (4), for the mechanical and electromagnetic coupling of the medical device (3) with the accessory (6), especially a tube system (19). The device includes a mechanical device for coupling the medical device (3) with the accessory (6), at least one inductance (8), at least one capacitance (12) and at least one electric line (18) for forming an electric circuit as a resonant circuit for the electromagnetic coupling of an inductance (8) at the medical device (3) with an inductance (8) at the accessory (6). The coupling device (1) is able to be checked for trouble-free operation without the accessory (6). The coupling device (1) is able to be manufactured at a low cost and make safe and reliable handling possible. The coupling device (1) has a semiconductor chip (16) for storing and/or processing at least one piece of information and/or for sending and/or receiving at least one signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Steeger, Mark Oliver Gertz, Gerd Wotha
  • Patent number: 8265446
    Abstract: The kit of optical fibers for percutaneous ablative treatment, comprises at least two optical fibers (5), each of which is equipped; at a first end with a connector (5A) to a laser source (7); and in proximity to a second end with a device (5B) for constraining to a pervious needle (9). The kit comprises a coding system that characterizes one fiber with respect to the other, allowing said fibers to be distinguished from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: ELESTA S.r.l.
    Inventors: Francesco Lonero, Leonardo Masotti, Stefano Modi, Fabrizio Spezia
  • Patent number: D668785
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Schmitz-Werke GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Kramer
  • Patent number: D668786
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Schmitz-Werke GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Kramer
  • Patent number: D668787
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Schmitz-Werke GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Kramer
  • Patent number: D668788
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Schmitz-Werke GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Kramer
  • Patent number: D669192
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Schmitz-Werke GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Kramer
  • Patent number: D669193
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Schmitz-Werke GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Kramer