Patents Represented by Attorney Paul Vincent
  • Patent number: 8342090
    Abstract: An ink roller (40) for a hand-held labelling device with a jacket-shaped ink receiving roller (42) and an ink roller axis (43), wherein the ink receiving roller (42) is disposed on the ink roller axis (43) in such a fashion that the free ends of the ink roller axis (43) project on both sides past the end faces of the ink receiving roller (42), and a hand-held labelling device having an ink roller (40) of this type. One gripping disk (46) that is spaced apart from the ink receiving roller (42) is thereby provided at each free end of the ink roller axis (43).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: K-D Hermann GmbH Contact-Preisauszeichnung-Etikettiersysteme
    Inventor: Martin Hermann
  • Patent number: 8345822
    Abstract: An X-ray optical configuration (1), comprising a position for an X-ray source (2), a position for a sample (3), a first focusing element (4) for directing X-ray radiation from the position of the X-ray source (2) via an intermediate focus (5) onto the position of the sample (3), and an X-ray detector (6) that can be moved on a circular arc (7) of radius R around the position of the sample (3), is characterized in that the configuration also comprises a second focusing element (8) for directing part of the X-ray radiation emanating from the intermediate focus (5) onto the position of the sample (3), and an aperture system (9) for selecting between illumination of the position of the sample (3) exclusively and directly from the intermediate focus (5) (=first optical path (10?)), or exclusively via the second focusing element (8) (=second optical path (10?)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Bruker AXS GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Ollinger
  • Patent number: 8340737
    Abstract: A current lead (1) for connecting a superconducting load system (5), in particular, a magnet coil, to a current feed point (3a) that is at a higher temperature than the load system (5) comprises a flat, elongated carrier (6) and a plurality of mechanical and electrical parallel high-temperature superconductors (HTSC) (10), wherein the HTSCs (10) are disposed side by side on the carrier (6). The carrier (6) is made of stainless steel, and a plurality of HTSCs (10) are each disposed side by side on two opposite carrier (6) sides of the carrier. The carrier (6) is constituted in the shape of a plate with cut-outs (15; 15a-15d). The current lead has a high current capacity and low thermal conductivity and provides improved emergency conduction properties in case of failure of the superconductivity in the HTSC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Bruker HTS GmbH
    Inventors: Tabea Arndt, Martin Munz, André Aubele, Bernd Sailer
  • Patent number: 8316651
    Abstract: A superconducting magnet system with a superconducting magnet coil system disposed in a cryogenic fluid tank (2) of a cryostat (1), and a refrigerator (6) for cooling the cryogenic fluid that cools the magnet, is characterized in that a radiation shield (5; 21; 31; 41; 51) is provided which separates a refrigerator space (4) from the cryogenic fluid tank (2), wherein the entire cooling region (9) of the refrigerator (6) is disposed in the refrigerator space (4), and wherein the radiation shield (5; 21; 31; 41; 51) has openings (11; 22; 44, 45; 53) for gas or fluid exchange between the refrigerator space (4) and the cryogenic fluid tank (2). Should the refrigerator fail, the thermal input into the cryostat is reduced, and the safety of the maintenance staff is improved in case of a quench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Bruker Biospin GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Schlenga, Claus Hanebeck
  • Patent number: 8317736
    Abstract: A compression or support stocking encases a human leg. The stocking has a first understocking and a first overstocking, each with a leg section and a foot section, which can be worn over each other, wherein the understocking has a continuous pressure progression in the area between measuring points B and B1, and the pressure at measuring point B1 amounts to 90%-100% of the pressure at measuring point B. The compression or support stocking can be used for treating Ulcus cruris venosum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventors: Antje Virkus, Erik Berndt
  • Patent number: 8314402
    Abstract: The invention concerns a corrector (9) for chromatic and aperture aberration correction in an electron microscope with six multipoles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) which are disposed in the optical path (7) one after the other symmetrically with respect to a symmetry plane (8) for generating quadrupole fields (1?, 2?, 3?, 4?, 5?, 6?) and octupole fields, wherein the quadrupole fields (1?, 2?, 3?, 4?, 5?, 6?) of all six multipoles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) are consecutively rotated through 90° with respect to one another, thereby generating a mirror-symmetrical exchange symmetry of the axial fundamental rays (x?, y?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: CEOS Corrected Electron Optical Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Joachim Zach
  • Patent number: 8312781
    Abstract: A sample frame (30; 81) for preparing a plurality of sample vessels (41, 42), in particular sample tubes, having a plurality of retainers, in each of which a sample vessel (41, 42) is situated, is characterized in that the sample vessels (41, 42) each have a cap (43, 44), which is put over the open end of the sample vessel (41, 42), the cap (41, 42) having a drilled hole (53, 54), through which the interior of the sample vessel (41, 42) is accessible, the sample frame (30; 81) has a removable cover plate (8), whose bottom side faces toward the caps (43, 44) of the sample vessels (41, 42) in the put-on state of the cover plate (8), and the cover plate (8) has an approximately funnel-shaped depression (11, 71) on the top side for each retainer, in whose center a through opening (57) through the cover plate (8) is provided, the through opening (57) aligning with the drilled hole (53, 54) of a cap (43, 44) of a sample vessel (41, 42) retained underneath when the cover plate (8) is put on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Bruker BioSpin AG
    Inventors: Kurt Himmelsbach, Beat Grossniklaus
  • Patent number: 8299792
    Abstract: A device for monitoring a living object during a magnetic resonance (MRI) experiment in an MRI tomograph, wherein the device comprises one or more individual electrodes which are connected in an electrically conducting fashion to the living object to be examined, and are connected to a monitoring device via signal lines, wherein each signal line comprises individual parts that are electrically connected to each other via impedances. The eigenfrequencies of these parts are higher than the NMR measuring frequency, preferably more than twice as high, and the parts are electrically connected to each other via frequency-dependent impedances Zn. The electro-magnetic coupling from the RF antenna and the gradient coils to the signal lines can thereby also be minimized in a simple fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Bruker Biospin AG
    Inventor: Daniel Schmidig
  • Patent number: 8301747
    Abstract: To optimize a link (221) which refers to a first network page (11) of a first server (10a) and which is displayed on a second network page (21) of a second server (20), the link is automatically assessed in dependence on link (22) activation by a user (50), wherein the assessment is carried out in dependence on the frequency of activation of the link (22) by any user. A static link is examined in dependence on the assessment of the link as to whether the display of the link on the second network page (21) should be continued. A dynamic link, which is generated in dependence on at least one predeterminable parameter, is examined in dependence on the assessment of the link (22) as to whether the at least one or another predeterminable parameter should be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Hurra Communications GmbH
    Inventor: René Schweier
  • Patent number: 8282332
    Abstract: A conveying and lock system (10) for introducing a bulk material into a reactor (14) with exclusion of gas and while preventing gas exchange at low pressure differences has a screw shaft (44) on which first windings (46) and second windings (48) are formed. A winding-free section (50) is disposed between the first and the second windings (46, 48) in which the conveyed bulk material is compacted. The compacting causes a bulk material plug which is substantially gas free and, during bulk material transport, the bulk material plug is constantly formed in the conveying and lock system (10) by the screw shaft (44) to prevent gas exchange between the product inlet and the product outlet of the conveying and lock system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Nill-Tech GmbH
    Inventors: Eberhard Nill, Anton Schmillen
  • Patent number: 8282821
    Abstract: An oil filter assembly (10) has a receiving chamber (18) that can be closed by a cover element (14) and a spring-loaded supporting tube (22) that is fixed in the receiving chamber and is designed to receive a filter element (20) that can be radially traversed by oil. The supporting tube (22) is axially displaceable between an operating position and a drain position in such a way that, in the operating position when the receiving chamber is closed by the cover element (14), the tube closes a drain opening (42). When the receiving chamber is open in the drain position, the tube releases the drain opening. The supporting tube is mounted to rotate through a rotational angle that is limited by two rotational stops (41, 43) in the housing and the cover element has follower sections (66, 68, 70) that co-operate with the supporting tube and/or filter element to rotate the supporting tube through the rotational angle when the cover element is screwed on and/or unscrewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Joma-Polytec Kunststofftechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Maier, Friedhelm Pfitzer, Alexander Maute, Stefan Heinz, Peter Jungmann, Matthias Knoell
  • Patent number: 8283922
    Abstract: A method for heteronuclear decoupling in fast magic-angle spinning NMR measurements comprises application of a decoupling RF-pulse sequence with a decoupling-field amplitude ?1I on spins of a first nucleus and of an excitation pulse on spins of a second nucleus, the sequence comprising m blocks of pulses, with m?4, each block comprising an N-fold repetition of a pair of pulses with pulse width ?p and phases whereby ?p is equal for all pulses, whereby the phase of the pulse pair of the (i+1)-th block is inverted with respect to the pulse pair of the i-th block, with i=1 . . . m?1 and i is an odd number, whereby the pulses within each pair are phase inverted, whereby a phase shift is carried out after each j-th block, with j is an even number. The efficiency of the inventive method compares favorably with CW, TPPM, SPINAL and XiX decoupling methods at medium and high RF amplitudes, particularly under rotary resonance conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignees: Brukar BioSpin AG, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
    Inventors: Piotr Tekely, Markus Weingarth, Geoffrey Bodenhausen
  • Patent number: 8282067
    Abstract: A ceiling joist formwork system (1) comprises a ceiling table (2), a vertical support (6), an inner board (3), a ceiling joist base (4), and an outer board (5), the outer board (5) and the ceiling joist base (4) being interconnected, especially rigidly interconnected. The vertical support (6) is rigidly fixed to the ceiling table (2), and the ceiling joist base (4) is fixed to the vertical support. The system is characterized in that the ceiling joist base (4) and the outer board (5) are rotatably mounted about a first articulated point (GP1) on the vertical support (6), a guide (7) is rigidly fixed to the inner board (3) and the guide (7) and the inner board (3) are rotatably mounted about a second articulated point (GP2) on the ceiling joist base (4). The inner board (3) is guided by means of an edge (14a, 14b) in relation to the ceiling table (2) along a direction comprising at least one component vertical to the formwork upper plane of the inner board (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Peri GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Schwoerer
  • Patent number: 8283293
    Abstract: A method for producing a high temperature superconductor (=HTS) coated conductor (12), wherein a buffer layer (2; 22) and an HTS layer (4; 24; 65) are deposited on a substrate (1; 21), with the following steps: a) after depositing the buffer layer (2; 22), the surface (2a) is locally roughened, resulting in a roughened surface (13), b) a non-superconducting, closed intermediate layer (3; 23) is deposited on top of the roughened surface (13), c) and the HTS layer (4; 24; 65) is deposited on top of the intermediate layer (3; 23). A simple method for producing a HTS coated conductor with reduced losses, and with improved critical current and critical magnetic field is thereby provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Bruker HTS GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Schlenga, Alexander Usoskin
  • Patent number: 8282448
    Abstract: A sharpening device 1 for knife blades comprising a base plate 2 with a guiding slot 6, designed as an incision in the base plate 2, for a knife blade to be sharpened and sharpening rods 10a, 10b disposed on both sides of the guiding slot 6 to be pivotable against an elastically resilient restoring force, wherein the guiding rods 10a, 10b intersect at a point of intersection 11 in the area of the guiding slot 6. At least one of the two walls of the base plate 2, which are disposed opposite to each other and form the guiding slot 6, thereby forms a knife abutment surface 7a, 7b and at least one magnet 20, 21, 22 is mounted to the base plate 2 in the area of the knife abutment surface 7a, 7b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Friedr. Dick GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Horst Loehnert
  • Patent number: 8275431
    Abstract: A tape-type superconductor (1), comprising an elongated substrate (2), in particular a metal tape, and a continuous superconducting layer (3), in particular of a HTS type material, deposited on the substrate (2), is characterized in that Ic?/Ic??1.5, with Ic? being the width density of critical current of the continuous superconducting layer (3) in parallel to the substrate (2) and in parallel to the elongated direction of the substrate (2), and with Ic? being the width density of critical current of the continuous superconducting layer (3) in parallel to the substrate (2) and perpendicular to the elongated direction of the substrate (2). The tape-type superconductor has reduced ac losses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Bruker HTS GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Usoskin, Klaus Schlenga
  • Patent number: 8272245
    Abstract: When shaping a metal blank (P), the blank (P) is heated to a predetermined temperature, is then cooled using a cooling device (10), and is subsequently placed in a press and is shaped. According to the invention, at least one plate surface, and particularly both plate surfaces, of the blank (P) is/are brought in direct contact with a cooling element (16, 19) in the cooling device (10), and the blank is clamped especially between said cooling elements (16, 19). A corresponding cooling device for a metal blank (P) comprises a first cooling element (16) and a second cooling element (19) which are adjustable relative to each other and between which the blank (P) can be clamped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Schuler SMG GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ulrich Salamon, Jens Aspacher
  • Patent number: 8262056
    Abstract: A prop head (17) of a formwork prop for a concrete ceiling has an end piece (15) facing the concrete ceiling, the end piece (15) having a longitudinal axis which extends substantially perpendicular to the plane of the concrete formwork. The prop head (17) also has a hinge mechanism (20) at the end piece (15) end facing away from the concrete ceiling. The longitudinal axis of the end piece (15) can be placed in swiveled positions relative to the longitudinal axis of the prop in hinged positions of the hinge mechanism (20), the hinged positions being lockable by means of fastening means (30), preferably on the hinge mechanism (20). A load-introducing center of gravity formed by the end piece (15) end facing the concrete ceiling essentially lies on a line encompassing the longitudinal axis (62) of the prop (2, 3, 4) in the hinged positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Peri GmbH
    Inventor: Artur Schwoerer
  • Patent number: 8258786
    Abstract: A method for determining the spatial distribution of the magnitude of the radio frequency transmission field B1 in a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, wherein the method comprises performing an MRI experiment in which a B1-sensitive complex image (SI) of a sample is obtained, wherein the phase distribution within the B1-sensitive complex image (SI) depends on the spatial distribution of the magnitude of the field B1. For establishing the dependency of the phase distribution within the B1-sensitive complex image (SI) on the spatial distribution of the field B1, one or more adiabatic RF pulses are applied. The method provides a simple procedure for mapping the B1 field of a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus with an improved accuracy and a wider measurement range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Bruker Biospin MRI GmbH
    Inventor: Franciszek Hennel
  • Patent number: 8258366
    Abstract: A disposable hygiene article has an absorbing element component (12) which is used for storing body liquids and can also contain superabsorbent materials. The absorbing element component (12) is provided with a first area (18, 20), an absorbent material of which has a mass per unit area that increases towards the lateral edges in the transversal direction (16) of the hygiene article. The storage capacity of a section (44) which extends along 40 to 90 percent of the length of the absorbing element component (12) in the longitudinal direction (14) is substantially constant relative to the longitudinal direction (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventor: Carsten Wendelstorf