Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm McGlew and Tuttle, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8230860
    Abstract: A filter for a breathing device is flexible and can be manufactured in a simple manner. The filter includes a flexible frame (5) with a filter port (8) and with an end piece (9). The flexible frame (5) is provided between two filter mats (2, 3). The flexible frame (5) can be folded over along a bent edge (7) such that the filter port (8) and the second end piece (9) are arranged opposite each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Sandra Dankert, Michael Rosert, Dirk Feil
  • Patent number: 8233970
    Abstract: Method for processing cardioelectric signals and corresponding device. The method enables processing previously sampled cardioelectric signals so as to filter the T wave, thereby improving the visualization of the P wave. The method comprises the following stages: [a] dyadic decomposition the signal into bands by calculating its wavelet transform up to a range of frequencies comprised in a first range of 15 to 150 Hz and preferably 20 to 100 Hz, [b] selection of significant bands with P wave [c] processing of the significant bands by modifying the wavelet coefficients using statistical parametric models, and preferably statistical parametric noise suppression models, [d] weighting the non-significant bands by multiplying them by a weighting function, and [e] reconstructing the signal The invention also relates to a device for carrying out this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: GEM-MED S.L.
    Inventor: Guillem Serra Autonell
  • Patent number: 8231715
    Abstract: A filter arrangement, for cleaning gases contaminated with particles, has at least one filter unit with an exterior and an interior filter (3.1, 3.2), wherein the exterior and interior filters can be moved relative to each other, thereby exposing an opening (3.4) in the bottom regions thereof. This allows cleaning of filter units at the site of the filter units without disassembly of the same (cleaning in place—CIP). A method for cleaning is provided in that the region of the filter unit on the clean gas side including introducing a fluid sprayed via a cleaning lance protruding into the clean gas region while exposing a gap (3.4) in the bottom region of the exterior and interior filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Hüttlin GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Gross, Uwe Schmidt, Christoph Macho, Marcus Knöll
  • Patent number: 8231585
    Abstract: The syringe is a prefillable or prefilled syringe having a syringe cylinder which is delimited to one side by a plunger and which to the other side opens into a syringe connection having a free end closed by a membrane. The syringe cylinder, the syringe connection and the closing membrane are formed as one piece as a plastic injection molded part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Transcoject GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Heinz, Dieter Schilling
  • Patent number: 8230844
    Abstract: The invention involves a device for exhaust gas recirculation of a combustion engine, with an intake module and an exhaust gas recirculation tube projecting with its gas outlet end into the intake module. Openings are created in the peripheral wall of the gas outlet end of the exhaust gas recirculation tube so that the device is easier to manufacture, wherein peripheral wall parts stay in place as bars to which a baffle plate is coupled for the exhaust gas stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: BOA Balg-und Kompensatoren-Technologie GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Schill, Bernhard Hörner, Harald Timm
  • Patent number: 8230602
    Abstract: The head comprises a housing (3a, 3B) for a winding spool (7) for winding the cutting line (F), provided with projections (15, 19) cooperating with teeth (17, 21) integral with the housing. The teeth and the projections are arranged in such a way so as to allow a stepped rotation of the spool with respect to the housing, when said spool is translated alternatively in opposite directions parallel to the axis of the head. The head comprises a first series of teeth and a second series of teeth (21A, 21B) which can be used alternatively and which are suitable each to allow the rotation of the spool (7) in one direction and to prevent the rotation in the opposite direction with respect to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Arnetoli Motor S.r.L.
    Inventor: Fabrizio Arnetoli
  • Patent number: 8225783
    Abstract: A device for supplying a patient with breathing gas, which has a housing provided with gas ducts and a corresponding cover (5), shall be improved such that the cover (5) can be manufactured in a simple manner and possesses good sealing properties. To accomplish the object, provisions are made for the cover (5) to consist of a one-piece, plate-like elastomer material and for groove-like depressions (10) extending in the direction of partitions (6) to be present as a seal for the gas ducts (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Henryk Schnaars, Ahmet Türker, Dirk-Stefan Reichert
  • Patent number: 8226169
    Abstract: A lock (10) is provided for a vehicle, particularly for a vehicle seat that interacts with a counterelement (B) in the locked state. The lock includes a catch (15) pivotally supported about a first bearing pin (14), having a holder (15a) for the counterelement (B) and a functional surface (15b), and at least one securing element (20, 22) pivotally supported about a second bearing pin (18). The securing element interacts in the locked state, at least intermittently, with the functional surface (15b) in order to secure the locked state of the lock (10). The counterelement (B) approaches the functional surface (15b), the catch (15) having a contact lug (30) that comes into contact with the counterelement (B) approaching the functional surface (15b) before the counterelement (B) can come into contact with the functional surface (15b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: KEIPER GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Olaf Kreuels, Thomas Christoffel
  • Patent number: 8225788
    Abstract: A modular respiration system is provided for the mechanical respiration of a patient. The respirator system has a modular respiration module (1) for connection to the patient (20), wherein the respiration module (1) contains a respiration system (30) with a respiration drive (3), an electric energy unit (5) and a memory with a control unit (ES II). One or more stationary parts (2) are provided for detachably accommodating the complementary modular respiration module (1). At least one detachable connection interface (8) is provided for data, electric energy and breathing gas exchange between the respiration module (1) and the stationary part or parts (2) accommodating the respiration module (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Manigel, Bernhard Ludwig, Götz Kullik
  • Patent number: 8229061
    Abstract: In an X-ray computer tomograph and a method for examining a component by means of X-ray computer tomography, the component carries out a movement relative to a radiation source detector unit in at least two degrees of freedom of movement, so at least one trajectory can be produced which spans a three-dimensional space. Since the X-radiation has a three-dimensional radiation geometry, volume data can be rapidly obtained and precisely reconstructed to form a three-dimensional X-ray image. The component can be geometrically measured by means of a geometry detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Randolf Hanke, Theobald Fuchs, Tobias Schön, Michael Maisl, Stefan Kasperl
  • Patent number: 8221661
    Abstract: The invention relates to the building material industry and to the use of labor saving tools of industrial continuous and batch brick kilns. Said invention makes it possible to develop a process for producing large-sized clay ceramic products consisting in carrying out rapid and high-quality baking and to accelerate a construction process. The inventive method for producing a clay house or another clay construction consists in forming, during construction, through and blind voids in a wall and a ceiling in such a way that they are closed with a noncombustible material from outside, in covering window and door apertures in the ready clay construction with a noncombustible material, and in baking the construction to a ceramic state in such a way that hot gas penetrates into the voids and that the body of the product is uniformly heated. During baking the construction is used in the form of a furnace (combustion chamber).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Konstantin Igorevich Mechkovsky
  • Patent number: 8215304
    Abstract: A condensate separator is provided for a coaxial tube system, which has an inner gas duct (3) and an outer gas duct (4). A first liquid duct (10) is arranged between the inner gas duct and a first collection volume (8) and a second liquid duct (11) is located between the outer gas duct (4) and a second collection volume (9). The collection volumes (8, 9) are located with a partition (7) in between in a liquid collecting container (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Reinboth, André Huschke, Axinja Schönbeck
  • Patent number: 8217130
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a curable composition excellent in workability, adhesion properties, rubber-like properties, storage stability, and quick curability. The curable composition comprises (A) a crosslinkable silyl group-containing organic polymer and (B) a (meth)acrylic polymer obtained by polymerizing a (meth)acrylic monomer having a polymerizable unsaturated bond in the presence of a metallocene compound and a crosslinkable silyl group-containing thiol compound, at least one end of the (meth)acrylic polymer being bonded to a residue, —S—R3 (where R3 represents a group having a crosslinkable silyl group) obtained by removing a hydrogen atom from the crosslinkable silyl group-containing thiol compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Cemedine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Saito, Tomonori Saito, Naomi Okamura
  • Patent number: 8217799
    Abstract: The system comprises a multiplicity of control and signaling devices (3), at least one for each line segment, each provided with a circuit able to detect the presence, in the segment of contact line (1), of the traction voltage and to signal its presence or absence locally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Bitimec S.r.l.
    Inventor: Maurizio Gori
  • Patent number: 8212211
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and process in which more than only one category of information must be made available in an optically simultaneously recognizable form to a person in a portable system (17) for protecting and/or guiding persons in dangerous situations, firefighters or rescue teams in buildings. The system includes an infrared camera (12) for recording data, especially heat image data; an energy supply device, especially a battery; at least one interface (18) for transmitting data; and at least one display device (16), especially a monitor and/or a warning light, for visually displaying data. At least one exit finder (13) and/or at least one gas sensor (14) and/or at least one motion detector is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Ralf Drews, Stefan Morley
  • Patent number: 8211381
    Abstract: A device for measuring the sedimentation rate in biological fluids, and particularly the erythrocyte sedimentation rate in blood samples. The device comprises: holders (3) for test tubes (P) containing samples of biological fluid; agitator devices (25) for agitating the test tubes; at least one detector (17, 19) for reading the levels inside the test tubes. The holders together form a continuous flexible member (1) defining a closed path along which the agitator devices and the detector are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Diesse Diagnostica Senese S.p.A.
    Inventors: Antonio Ricci, Michele Meloni, Francesco Cocola
  • Patent number: 8210178
    Abstract: A respirator shall be improved concerning better utilization of the carbon dioxide absorber (3). To accomplish the object, a transponder (5), which contains data on the type of absorber, the period of use and the current state of consumption, is arranged at the carbon dioxide absorber (3). A transponder polling device (8) at the respirator (1) reads the data from the memory chip (6) and an updated state of consumption is calculated from data on the operation of the respirator and stored again in the memory chip (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Olaf Schermeier, Jürgen-Ralf Lange, Heiko Lokotsch, Brigitte Dautzenberg
  • Patent number: 8209972
    Abstract: An X-tube (1) is provided, for an at least partly double-flow exhaust system (2) of an internal combustion engine, especially of a motor vehicle, with a housing (3), which comprises two half shells (4, 5) and which has two inlet openings (7, 8) on an inlet side (6) and two outlet openings (10, 11) on an outlet side (9). The housing provides an interior space (12), which is enclosed by the housing (3) and to which the openings (7, 8, 10, 11) are connected in a communicating manner, with a bottom—partition (13), which is designed as a separate component in relation to the two half shells (4, 5) and which divides the interior space (12) into two ducts (14, 15), which are each connected to an inlet opening (7, 8) and to an outlet opening (10, 11) in a communicating manner. The bottom (13) is made permeable for airborne sound and connects the two ducts (14, 15) to one another in an airborne sound-transmitting manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: J. Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Markus Tüch
  • Patent number: 8205713
    Abstract: A silencer for an exhaust system, more preferably of a motor vehicle, is provided with a silencer insert arranged in a silencer housing. The silencer includes a jacket, with at least one pipe section penetrating a through-opening of the jacket. Through welding of the pipe section to the silencer insert a weld seam formed pressure-tight between pipe section and jacket is relieved of mechanical load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: J. Eberspaecher GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Gorke, Andrei Buchhammer
  • Patent number: 8205716
    Abstract: An exhaust muffler (1) for an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine, especially of a motor vehicle, includes two front-side end panels (2) facing away from each other, a circumferential jacket (3) closed in the circumferential direction, at least one exhaust muffler insert (4), with at least one inlet pipe (5) and with at least one outlet pipe (6). At least one of the pipes (5, 6) extends through the jacket (3) into the interior (8) of the exhaust muffler and is fastened to the jacket (3). Manufacture can be simplified if the pipe (5, 6) extending through the jacket (3) has a cone (10) at its inner end, if the exhaust muffler insert (4) has a countercone (11) and if the cone (10) meshes with the countercone (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: J. Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Georg Wirth