Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Pauley Petersen Kinne & Fejer
  • Patent number: 6213576
    Abstract: A window unit installed on a trim element of a switchgear cabinet. The window unit contains a window element that is coupled to the trim element in pivoted fashion. In order to allow a simple mounting of the window unit on the trim element, a frame is attached to and mounted on the trim element, and the window element is hinged to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Rittal-Werk Rudolf Loh GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Müller, Udo Münch, Heinz Schmitt, Jörg Wirbelauer
  • Patent number: 6213293
    Abstract: This invention relates to a single-piece carrier for unitizing a plurality of containers with a retainer sheet integrated with a film sleeve. The retainer sheet may comprise a thicker material than the film sleeve. The retainer sheet comprises a plurality of container receiving openings for engaging a top portion of each container while the film sleeve surrounds the plurality of containers. Packages may comprise one or more layers of containers within the film sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Leslie S. Marco
  • Patent number: 6214008
    Abstract: An osteosynthetic implant for a mechanical connection of fractured elements, made of a polymeric biodegradable base material, for use in reconstructive osteosynthesis. An active ingredient assists the regeneration of bone tissue in a fracture area and acts together with the implant to assist growth in the fracture area, so that the mechanical load-bearing capability of the healing fracture increases faster or at least as fast as the load-bearing capability biodegradable implant decreases when decomposing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: White Spot AG
    Inventor: Oskar E. Illi
  • Patent number: 6210955
    Abstract: A process for in-situ remediation of contaminated soil in which at least one treating agent is introduced into the contaminated soil and transported to an underground in-situ treatment zone of the contaminated soil by a foam-based fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Gas Research Institute
    Inventor: Thomas D. Hayes
  • Patent number: 6211466
    Abstract: A switching cabinet having a cabinet door pivotably fixed by hinges. The distance between the top side of the switching cabinet and the upper horizontal edge of the cabinet door is fitted with a covering element. The visual aspect of the switching cabinet is improved simply by ensuring that the covering element is secured to a holding device on the cabinet door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Rittal-Werk Rudolf Loh GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rolf Benner, Martina Köhler, Udo Münch, Wolfgang Reuter
  • Patent number: 6209387
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for determining the thermodynamic properties and percentage of each component of a multi-component gas medium by using speed of sound in conjunction with other data. The present system comprises a computer system with means for obtaining the temperature, pressure, and speed of sound of a gas medium. The computer system operates according to operating logic stored in memory. According to the operating logic, measurements of the temperature, pressure, speed of sound and acoustic impedance are recorded in a gas pipe or other transport device to determine a convergent temperature range. Next a convergent series is extrapolated from the convergent temperature range and a convergent series calculation using isochoric convergence iterations is performed to obtain estimates of the thermo-physical properties of the gas medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Gas Research Institute
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Savidge
  • Patent number: 6210753
    Abstract: A process for producing decorative, three-dimensionally structured coatings from polyurethane foam on a substrate. A foamable mixture based on a one-component or two-component system is applied to the substrate to be coated, optionally under pressure. The foamable mixture applied is spread, distributed and structured immediately thereafter and during foaming and incipient crosslinking of the mixture on the substrate under the influence of mechanical force, forms a layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Inventor: Fatima Vohs
  • Patent number: 6206649
    Abstract: A fluid pressurization apparatus utilizing a slanted cam disk to oscillate, or to oscillate and rotate a set of piston assemblies arranged in a circle. The motion of the pistons is utilized to pressurize fluid or to perform work. The piston assemblies have multiple elements configured to allow the plungers to be engaged or disengaged to the motion of a disk by manipulating a working fluid introduced into the apparatus. By virtue of these disengageable plungers, the apparatus can be disabled and resumed at will. This apparatus is particularly well suited for pressurizing liquids such as water for high-pressure and high-flow applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Jetec Company
    Inventor: Gene G. Yie
  • Patent number: 6206494
    Abstract: An assembly unit with assembly cavities, which can be mounted on frame sections of a switching cabinet. One or more assembly elements can be installed on at least one part of the frame sections to support the assembly rail. The assembly rail can be easily secured to a frame section if the assembly rail has at least one profiled side with at least one insert cavity by which the assembly rail can be placed on the fastening element, and the fastening element can be moved in relation to the frame section in order to attach the assembly rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Rittal-Werk Rudolf Loh GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rolf Benner, Martina Köhler, Udo Münch, Wolfgang Reuter
  • Patent number: 6206211
    Abstract: A frame piece for a rack of a switching cabinet having fastening possibilities, torsional rigidity, material expenditure and manufacture that corresponds to requirements. The frame piece includes a section outside as a connection section between outsides of the rack that contact at right angles. Fastening sections of a section inside are connected to the connection section, which have in a longitudinal direction of the section fastening mounts and transition into section sides having second fastening mounts. The fastening sections are at a first angle to the outsides of the rack and the section sides are at a second angle to the connected fastening section. The fastening sections and the section sides form two inside edges of the section inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Rittal-Werk Rudolf Loh GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Walter Nicolai, Udo Münch, Georg Vogel
  • Patent number: 6204208
    Abstract: A surfactant and skin wellness composition useful for imparting durability and wettability to a substrate as well as skin wellness, includes a first surfactant in combination with aloe vera. The first surfactant includes a compound selected from ethoxylated hydrogenated fatty oils, monosaccharides, monosaccharide derivatives, polysaccharides, polysaccharide derivatives, and combinations thereof. Other ingredients can also be added. The composition can be applied as an aqueous emulsion to a substrate such as a nonwoven web, to provide enhanced wettability combined with skin enhancement to the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Duane G. Krzysik, David Charles Musil, Andrea Louise Potokar, Frank Andrew Rosch, III, Christian Lee Sanders, Benjamin Brent Forbis, Gordon Allen Shaw, Ali Yahiaoui
  • Patent number: 6203889
    Abstract: Nonwoven webs prepared from a blend of polymer and a migrating internal additive are heat treated only in selected regions to cause surface migration of the additive in those regions. The nonwoven webs have a desired property attributed to the additive in the selective regions. Regions surrounding the selected regions are not heat treated, and are either devoid of the desired property, or manifest the property to a lesser extent than in the heat treated regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Bradshaw Quincy, III, Ali Yahiaoui, Jeffrey Lawrence McManus
  • Patent number: 6203187
    Abstract: A method for mixing fluids in which a continuously variable flow rate stream of an injection fluid is introduced into a substantially constant flow rate stream of a primary fluid in a direction substantially transverse with respect to the direction of flow of the substantially constant flow rate stream of the primary fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Institute of Gas Technology
    Inventors: Hamid Ali Abbasi, Iosif Khaim Rabovitser, John Charles Wagner
  • Patent number: 6199956
    Abstract: A round-shank bit for a coal cutting machine or the like, having a bit head and a bit shank, wherein the bit head has a bit tip, maintained by a base element in a receptacle of the bit head. Starting at the base element, the bit tip tapers in a direction toward the free end of the bit tip, wherein the base element forms a maximum diameter of the bit tip, and wherein the bit tip has recesses on its outer contour. In order to assure good rotational behavior over the entire length of the operating time, the base element has the recesses on an outer circumference forming the maximum diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Betek Bergbau- und Hartmetalltechnik Karl-Heinz-Simon GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Karl Kammerer
  • Patent number: 6197404
    Abstract: A creped nonwoven web having permanent crepe includes regions of interfilament bonding which are permanently bent out-of-plane, alternating with regions of no interfilament bonding. The non-bonded regions include a multiplicity of filament loops which terminate at both ends in the creped interfilament-bonded regions. The creped nonwoven web is useful as the female component of a hook-and-loop fastener, and can also be used in diaper outercovers, liners, transfer and surge layers, wipers, and other fluid handling products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugenio Go Varona
  • Patent number: 6198277
    Abstract: A system for inspecting in-service gas distribution mains is disclosed. Coiled tubing technology and magnetic flux leakage (MFL) technology are integrated to produce a new inspection system for low pressure, in-service distribution pipelines. The coiled tubing provides the means by which an inspection module employing MFL technology is inserted into, moved through, and removed from an in-service pipeline. A portable inspection system can thereby be moved to a desired location on a trailer. The sensor module comprises a plurality of magnet assemblies each having a Magnet N out, a Magnet S out and a magnet core, the magnet assemblies being conical in shape and being arranged into a circular array. The magnet array diameter is smaller than that of a pipe to be inspected, thus defining a radial air gap. The magnet array being constructed and arranged to provide a magnetic circuit having sufficient strength so as to be operable through the radial air gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Gas Research Institute
    Inventors: Patrick Porter, Gerry Pittard, Kiran M. Kothari, Philippe Rave
  • Patent number: 6196433
    Abstract: A basket for bicycles having a coupling device to detachably suspend it on a coupling element fitted on handlebars. The basket has a simple design and is easy to handle because of rigidly integrating a coupling plate in the sidewall of the basket that faces the coupling element. In the coupling plate, suspension elements adapted to the coupling element are formed by at least one correspondingly shaped window in a plane of the coupling plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Löhr GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Gerhard Lohr
  • Patent number: 6189988
    Abstract: A switching cabinet with two side walls, a back wall, a bottom side and a cover side and with frame pieces which, at least in part, are formed by multiple beveling of the side walls, the back wall, the bottom side or the cover side in the inner space of the switching cabinet, where the sections formed by beveling have a section which is inclined or parallel to the plane of the corresponding side wall, the back wall, the bottom side or the cover side and is at a distance from these. Extended mounting capabilities are offered by the fact that the inclined or parallel sections of two bordering walls standing perpendicular to one another or of a wall and a side of the switching cabinet are assigned to one another in such a way that they form a deepened inside receptacle in the inside space of the switching cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Rittal-Werk Rudolf Loh GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Walter Nicolai, Udo Münch, Georg Vogel
  • Patent number: 6190081
    Abstract: A fastening device for attachment of, for example, mounting rails to vertical frame profiles of a switchgear cabinet. The frame profiles have rows of evenly distributed fastening retainers. A fastening block, which has fastening retainers for connecting the mounting rail or the like, can be added to the frame profile. In order to secure fastening of the mounting rail on the vertical frame profile, which only requires a small outlay of parts, the fastening block is manufactured either as a punched and bent element from a sheet metal blank or as an extruded element. At least one hook element projects from the fastening block, which can be suspended in an associated fastening retainer of the frame profile. The fastening block has two lateral walls, which extend at right angles with respect to each other and form a common vertical inner edge facing the interior of the switchgear cabinet. The lateral walls are equipped with the fastening retainers for connecting the add-on elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Rittal-Werk Rudolf Loh GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Horst Besserer, Marc Hartel, Walter Nicolai
  • Patent number: 6187220
    Abstract: An aqueous absorption fluid composition, process and apparatus wherein the absorption fluid comprises certain ethers providing improved water vapor absorption and thermal transfer in thermal exchange loops used in absorption refrigeration, chilling, heat pump, energy storage and other thermal transfer applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Gas Research Institute
    Inventor: Travis Chandler