Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm McGlew and Tuttle, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8262999
    Abstract: Tempering of sample (58) in test strip (37) is carried out by temperature regulating unit (40) and heating/cooling unit (92). The sample is fed to the test strip by a developer fluid (57) and a metering unit (55). The result of the detection reaction becomes visible by a change in color (36), which is detected optically and analyzed. The data of a control chart (52) with the measured values of first and second temperature sensors (41, 42) are used to set the control parameters for tempering. Code (86) on the test sample holder (35) is read in a sequence of steps. Parameters for phases of the measurement are determined from measured values of first and second temperature sensors, values of the control chart and the code of the test sample holder. These parameters are used by the temperature regulating unit during the measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Ingo Kaneblei, Thomas Wuske, Rainer Polzius, Björn Lange
  • Patent number: 8262339
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improvement in a new structure of a regenerative pump, including a cross section structure of the flow channel of a pump casing and closed type impeller, whereby to improve a better flow model for pump performance to solve problems of noise, and to increase the outflow capacity and higher efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Huan-Jun Chien
  • Patent number: 8261848
    Abstract: A plurality of weight hammers (7,8) are provided, and each of the plurality of weight hammers has a shape for substantially evenly applying a hammering force with respect to a surface to be hammered of an object to be hammered (11), about a center line of the object to be hammered. Rotors (9, 10) for driving the weight hammers (7,8) are provided to the same rotating shaft (22) in such a positional relation that an engagement claw (9a) of one rotor (9) engages and drives one weight hammer (7), and, when engagement of the weight hammer (7) is released, an engagement claw (10a) of another rotor (10) in driving engages another weight hammer (8). The rotors are driven by the same driving means (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: EMS Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsutoshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 8256131
    Abstract: Method and device for drying circuit substrates (13), in particular semiconductor substrates, in which a circuit surface (30) of the circuit substrate is flushed using a flushing liquid (10) in a flushing step and the circuit surface is dried in a subsequent drying step, the circuit substrate being moved in the flushing step in the direction of its planar extension transversely and in relation to a liquid level (28) of the flushing liquid in such a way that a liquid meniscus forms at a transition area between the circuit surface and the liquid level, which changes because of the relative movement, and thermal radiation (36) is applied to the transition area wetted by the liquid meniscus in the drying step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Pac-Tech—Packaging Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Elke Zakel, Ghassem Azdasht
  • Patent number: 8256961
    Abstract: The invention concerns a guide system with rolling elements, in particular ball bearings, for slide devices having a first and a second slide members (11, 12) coupled and guided between them, where a slide member (12) is susceptible to alternative linear movements compared with the other slide member (11) with the interposition of two linear sets of ball bearings (31, 31?). One of said slide members (12), on at least one of its sides parallel with the movement direction, has an opening which is integrated by a variable clamping finishing cheek (28) to establish an adjustable preload of the two sets of ball bearings between the first and the second slide members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Gimatic S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Maffeis
  • Patent number: 8251605
    Abstract: A ball and socket joint, especially for the wheel suspension of a motor vehicle, with a ball pivot (1), which is equipped with a first spheroidal bearing surface (3) mounted pivotably and rotatably in a housing (2). A roller bearing (5) is present between the first spheroidal bearing surface (3) and another spheroidal bearing surface (4), which is mounted in the housing (2) and is connected to the ball pivot (1). The roller bearing (5) is a roller bearing transmitting radial and axial forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Hans-Gerd Brunneke
  • Patent number: 8251244
    Abstract: A closing device is provided for a container of a respirator with two container shells (2, 2?) joining each other at front surfaces, with at least one tightening strap (4), which encloses a part of a container shell outer surface located at right angles to the front surfaces. Two holding elements (5, 5?) are each provided with a recess (6, 6?) and are formed at the free ends of the tightening strap (4). A closing element (7) is formed in a U-shaped pattern with two legs (8) and meshes with each recess (6, 6?) of the holding elements (5, 5?). The legs (8) of the closing element (7) can be pulled out of the recess (6, 6?) of the holding elements (5, 5?) to take off the tightening strap (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Dirk Henf, Christian Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 8250943
    Abstract: An actuating device for motor vehicle transmissions, especially for automatic transmissions has a selector lever (1), a transmission structure for sensing and transmitting the shift commands from the actuating device to the motor vehicle transmission, as well as a hinge structure with a four-bar mechanism (2) in which the selector lever (1) is mounted in such a way that it can perform shifting motions. The actuating device presents a small space requirements for installation with good ergonomic properties, good force-displacement curve at the selector lever qualities, as good sensing and signal transmission aspects. Visual shift gates and gear shifting gates can also be embodied at actuating devices of very compact design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Andreas Giefer, Ludger Rake, Jörg Meyer
  • Patent number: 8253793
    Abstract: An imaging means captures a color image of lumber. An image processing means obtains the color distribution of the color image captured by the imaging means, compares the obtained color distribution with a predetermined color distribution of normal lumber, judges the obtained color distribution as an abnormal one when it is deviated from the color distribution of normal lumber by a predetermined value or more, and detects a defect of the lumber having the abnormal color distribution deviated by a value larger than the predetermined value in an area on the surface of the lumber captured by the imaging means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Meinan Machinery Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Noriyuki Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 8245931
    Abstract: Provided are an information display system and a dot pattern printing sheet used for the same, which are capable of easily displaying information only by reading a dot pattern, easy for update of the information, and excellent in durability and abrasion resistance to prevent deterioration of the dot pattern formed on a print surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Think Laboratory Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Tatsuo Shigeta
  • Patent number: 8247739
    Abstract: A heating element for metallic plastic injection nozzles with a tubular hollow metal body (2), which surrounds the nozzle body of an injection molding device in a heat-transmitting manner. The hollow body has an outer and/or inner jacket surface with one or more grooves (3, 4), extending in a thread-like manner at least in some sections, with inserted tubular heating body structure (with a heating body or bodies) (5). The heating body structure has electric terminals (6, 7) projecting away from the hollow body (2). In addition, a thermocouple, with a sensor tip (9) is in thermal contact with the material wall (15) of the plastic injection nozzle (17) in an end area of the tube wall, is arranged in a guide groove (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Türk & Hillinger GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Schlipf
  • Patent number: 8248196
    Abstract: The invention relates to a magnet arrangement for magnetic levitation vehicles. Said arrangement comprises a magnetic back box and a plurality of magnetic poles that are connected to said back box and that have magnetic pole faces bordering on a common reference surface. According to the invention, the reference surface extends along an elastic line when the magnetic pole is in the unloaded state, said elastic line being inverse to the curvature of the surface that is obtained under a nominal load of the magnetic poles when the magnetic pole faces are in the unloaded state on a plane. The invention also relates to a method for producing said type of magnet arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Transrapid GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Bugiel, Harald Pfannkuch, Wolfgang Hahn, Joachim Krämer
  • Patent number: 8245709
    Abstract: A respiration humidifier with a base unit (2), at least one sensor (3), which is connected to the base unit (2), and a mixing chamber (4), which is designed as a mixing chamber detachable from the base unit (2), with a gas-carrying area (5), wherein the mixing chamber (4) has at least one opening (6), through which the at least one sensor (3) is in connection with the gas-carrying area (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Rossen, Jochim Koch, Klaus Radomski
  • Patent number: 8246349
    Abstract: An orthodontic bracket including a body (1) having a mesiodistal slot (10), a base (11), and a plurality of tie wings (12, 120) mainly developed along an occlusal-gingival direction. The tie wings are provided two-by-two on opposite sides in relation to the slot (10) and partially emerging over a labial side (L) of the body (1). The slot (10) is apt to receive an archwire (2). The tie wings (12, 120) protrude externally from the body (1) and towards the base (11), feature a curved surface (121) whose concavity is turned towards the same base (1) and constitute a support for an element (3) apt to prevent the archwire (2) from coming out of the slot (10). The element (3) features a planar portion intended to slide above, and parallel to, the labial side (L) of the body (1) and a flexible and elastic arm (33) having a portion (34) which is securable to the surface (121) of two tie wings (12) resulting on the same side in relation to the slot (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Leone S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gabriele Scommegna, Maurizio Dolfi
  • Patent number: 8246083
    Abstract: The system comprises a first substantially annular seat (159) provided in a first wall (155A) defined by the first mechanical element (155); and a second substantially annular seat (161 A, 161B) provided in a second wall (153A) defined by the second mechanical element (1). When the two mechanical elements are assembled the second substantially annular seat is positioned approximately at the level of the first substantially annular seat and the second wall is inside the first wall. The connection system between the mechanical elements also comprises at least one filiform element (157) forming a member for reciprocal blocking of the two mechanical elements, which is inserted in a space defined by the two opposed annular seats. Moreover, there is also provided a forcing member (173), insertable in a space defined between two opposed surfaces belonging respectively to the first and to the second mechanical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Pentair International SÁRL
    Inventor: Luigi Ferrali
  • Patent number: 8240910
    Abstract: Mechanical oscillator for a timepiece including a balance (10) and a hairspring (12). The balance (10) and the hairspring (12) are produced from the same material. This material is non-magnetic and has a very low coefficient of thermal expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: CompliTime S.A.
    Inventors: Franck Orny, Stephen Forsey, Johnny Girardin
  • Patent number: 8240419
    Abstract: An interlock system (1) for a vehicle is provided with an alcohol tester (4), which is designed to measure the alcohol level of a driver of the vehicle. A control device (2) is coupled with the alcohol tester (4) and is designed to make it possible to start the vehicle or to prevent the vehicle from being started depending on the measured alcohol level. A transceiver module (3) is coupled with the control device (2) and is designed to send data to a remotely located control system in a wireless manner or to receive data from said control system in a wireless manner. The transceiver module (3) is designed, furthermore, to release the control device (2) in response to data received in a wireless manner in order to make it possible to start the vehicle regardless of the operating state of the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Martin Zimmermann, Stefan Morley, Michael Reinhart
  • Patent number: 8235622
    Abstract: A joint and/or bearing arrangement (1) is provided with a joint pin (2), whose head area (3) is mobile in relation to a receiving joint shell (4). The joint shell (4) is arranged in the mounted position in a receiving space acting as a housing (5). At least one border (10) with axial barriers (11) surrounds the joint shell (4) in some areas and is arranged between the joint shell (4) and the housing (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Hans-Gerd Brunneke
  • Patent number: 8234981
    Abstract: A magnetic polar arrangement which is intended for magnetic levitation vehicles is described, the magnetic polar arrangement having at least one magnetic pole (22) with a core (6) which defines a magnetic pole surface (23), and with a winding (5) which is set back with respect to the magnetic pole surface (23) in order to form a free space (24). The magnetic pole (22) is provided with a sensor which contains a sensor head (9a), which is arranged at least partially in the free space (24), and an electronic module (9b). According to the invention the sensor head (9a) is physically separated from the electronic module (9b) and is combined, at least with the core (6), to form a single-piece structural unit which is surrounded by a common anti-corrosion layer (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Thyssenkrupp Transrapid GmbH
    Inventors: Qinghua Zheng, Jürgen Frantzheld, Friedrich Löser
  • Patent number: D665392
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Roccat GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Jost