Patents Represented by Attorney R. S. Lombard
  • Patent number: 8333533
    Abstract: A manual curbing device includes a box-shaped hopper with an open top and bottom. The hopper is for receiving asphalt concrete via the open top. A pair of skids is each attached to opposite sides of the bottom of the hopper on the exterior thereof. The bottom portion of the front of the hopper has an opening of predetermined size to permit the expulsion of the asphalt concrete by gravity. The device includes at least one flat thin removable interchangeable extrusion curb forming plate having an opening sized and shaped to form the cross-sectional size and shape of a curb to be extruded. A pair of L-shaped curb forming plate retaining brackets are operatively attached in predetermined position to opposite exterior sides of the hopper proximate the front thereof to form a slot for receiving the flat removable interchangeable extrusion curb forming plate. A rear handle is operably attached to the back of the hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: John T. Fiorina
  • Patent number: 8333730
    Abstract: A single-use injector comprising a housing (200) accommodating a mechanical spring energy reservoir (50), a cylinder/piston unit (100), a piston-actuating ram (60) and a trigger unit (80), the spring-loaded piston-actuating ram being supported on the housing via support rods (240) or draw hooks (250) and each contact zone between an individual support rod or draw hook and the piston-actuating ram representing a wedge gear pairing that forces the respective support rod or draw hook radially outwards. The housing of the injector consists of a thin-walled sheet metal part. Said sheet metal part has at least two limbs (220, 250) arranged parallel to each other. The sheet metal part has at least two pressure bars or at least two draw hooks the free ends of which are bent in an angular fashion to define a supporting section for the piston-actuating ram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Matusch
  • Patent number: 8313867
    Abstract: The fuel cell system in accordance with the invention is used for the generation of current and heat from liquid and gaseous fuels. Said system comprises a reformer and a fuel cell stack having an operating temperature above 120° C. and providing exhaust heat that is utilized for the generation of steam in the evaporation channels (2). The evaporation channels (2) are arranged so as to be in direct thermal contact with the stack (1) that is to be cooled. A pressure-maintaining device at the outlet of the evaporation channels (2) is disposed to adjust the pressure in said channels to a value that results in the desired stack temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: WS Reformer GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim A. Wünning, Hans-Peter Schmid
  • Patent number: 8308183
    Abstract: A ball mount storage device for attachment to a vehicle supporting member. The ball mount storage device for storing a ball mount that engages a vehicle hitch. The ball mount includes a metallic tubular stem connected to a ball retaining portion that carries a ball for towing a trailer. The ball mount storage device includes a mounting bracket for attachment to a vehicle. A ball mount stem receiving pin extends from the bracket and is engageable with apertures carried in the stem of the ball mount. The stem is also provided with an aperture for receiving a ball mount lock. A stem stop wall is attached to the mounting bracket in predetermined position to prevent rotation of the ball mount about the ball mount stem receiving pin. A magnetic means is carried on the stem stop wall to magnetically maintain the ball mount in firm engagement with the stem stop wall until the ball mount is manually removed. A configuration of the ball mount storage device with two mounting brackets is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Arthur R. McElhinney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8287493
    Abstract: A disposable injector with a housing (10) in which are arranged at least one mechanical spring energy store (50), at least one cylinder-piston unit that can be filled at least temporarily with an active substance, at least one piston actuation plunger (60) and at least one triggering unit (80). The spring energy store comprises at least one pre-loaded spring element. The spring-loaded piston actuation plunger has at least one traction rod (61) which can be moved transversely, at least in certain regions, and by means of a supporting portion supports the tensioned spring energy store on at least one resting surface (37) of the housing. An actuatable triggering slide device (82) unlocks the disposable injector and releases the supporting portion to allow it to move away from the resting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Matusch
  • Patent number: 8287490
    Abstract: The invention relates to a needle-less, disposable injector comprising a housing (10), which has at least one compression bar, a cylinder-piston unit (100), a plunger-actuating ram (60), a trigger unit (80) and a spring energy reservoir (50), wherein the trigger unit locks the pre-tensioned spring energy reservoir by means of the compression bar. During triggering, the compression bar slides along at least one trigger element (82) of the trigger unit and, after triggering the trigger unit, the spring energy reservoir displaces the compression bar by means of the plunger-actuating ram and actuates the cylinder-piston unit. When loaded by the pre-tensioned spring energy reservoir, the pairing formed by the mutually facing inner wall of the trigger element and the contact surface of the compression bar has at least in areas a higher sliding friction coefficient than the pairing formed by the mutually facing collar surface of the plunger-actuating ram and the support surface of the compression bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventors: Bodo Asmussen, Hans-Rainer Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 8262604
    Abstract: A single-use injector is disclosed comprising a housing (10), arranged in which are at least one mechanical spring energy store (50), at least one piston-cylinder unit (100), which can be effectively filled at least for a certain time, at least one piston-actuating ram (60) and at least one triggering unit (80). The spring energy store comprises at least one pre-tensioned spring element. The spring-loaded piston-actuating ram (60) has at least one retaining rod or hook (62), which can be moved transversely, at least in certain regions, and by means of a supporting portion supports the tensioned spring energy store on at least one resting surface of the housing. When actuation occurs, the triggering unit (80) releases the supporting portion to allow it to move away from the resting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventors: Bodo Asmussen, Hans-Rainer Hoffmann, Rudolf Matusch, Uwe Wortmann
  • Patent number: 8257309
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disposable injector with a housing, with a cylinder/piston unit which is arranged thereon and has a manually movable piston, and with a detachable container adapter mounted upstream of this cylinder/piston unit, wherein the container adapter supports a container that is closed by an openable stopper. The piston of the cylinder/piston unit is movable via a pump rod. The container adapter engages at the front end around the cylinder of the piston/cylinder unit. The container adapter has an intermediate floor which supports a dual adapter having at least one through-channel. The container, which bears tightly with its stopper on the dual adapter, sits longitudinally displaceably in the rear of the container adapter. The container is opened by displacing it towards the intermediate floor and pushing the stopper into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Matusch
  • Patent number: 8256631
    Abstract: A closure system is provided for containers used for storing or administering substances in the form of liquids, pastes or powders, which includes a cap, provided with a through-hole, and a closure element, wherein the cap holds the closure element with a force fit and/or form fit on the container, in the area of the container opening that is to be closed, by a catch element present on the container. The end face which surrounds the container opening, and on which the closure element bears, comprises a depression. The closure element is a virus-proof, bacteria-proof and spore-proof film that lies on the end face and, at least in some areas, over the depression. The cap is then fitted in place, an elastomer ring or adhesive ring is arranged between the closure element and the depression and fills the depression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventors: Hans-Rainer Hoffmann, Rudolf Matusch
  • Patent number: 8230660
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for mounting at least one line in a tower of a wind power plant, the line is provided in the tower before its erection in shortened, preferably folded or wound-up form. The tower also includes a means for extending the line, after erection of the tower so that the lower end of the line is lowered in a controlled manner to the bottom of the tower and can be attached there to a connector and the upper end is extended to a connector at the top of the tower if not already connected to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co, KG
    Inventor: Markus Mühlhäuser
  • Patent number: 8211086
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of making a solution for injection from a solvent and an active ingredient using a disposable injector with a housing, an injector-side, first cylinder-piston unit—at least intermittently fillable—arranged thereon and an upstream detachable container adapter, wherein the container adapter bears a likewise at least intermittently fillable second cylinder-piston unit. A solvent is stored in the first cylinder-piston unit. In the second cylinder-piston unit there is a freeze-dried active pharmaceutical ingredient. Immediately before use of the disposable injector the solvent is conveyed to the second cylinder-piston unit to the active pharmaceutical ingredient, where a solution forms. This solution is transfer-pumped into the first cylinder-piston unit to then be administered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Matusch
  • Patent number: 8203608
    Abstract: In a measuring system comprising an optical image recording system and a relative movement between the measured object and the image recording system, it is provided that the focal point (F) of the image recording system (3) be allowed to oscillate in scanning direction in order to generate—by superimposition of the oscillation movement of the focal point with the scanning movement—image recording intervals, during which the focal point (F) stops on the surface of the measured object (2) or, correspondingly, the image projected on the camera chip (7) stops on the camera chip. This preferably occurs during a steady unaccelerated relative movement between the measured object and the image recording system. Blurring of the edges of the images is avoided despite relatively long exposure times and moderate illumination intensities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Carl Mahr Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Ziegenbein, Carl Frieder Mahr
  • Patent number: 8196343
    Abstract: An annular live floral holder in combination with an elongated candlestick is provided. The candlestick in includes a base, an elongated support, a tubular candle holder and a flat-circular or dish-shaped member in coaxial alignment with the candle holder. The annular live floral holder is removably seated on the flat-circular of dish-shaped member. The floral holder has a central opening that permits a candle to pass through it. A circular water-retaining trough is formed on the floral holder. At least on water retaining foam member is arranged within the water retaining trough. Live cut floral members having stalks embedded in and supported by the at least one foam member. A foam member retaining apparatus is included for securing the at least one foam member within the water-retaining trough. Preferably, the floral holder also includes a wax dripping containment portion formed on the outside of the inner wall of the trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Michael J. McGuire
  • Patent number: 8167840
    Abstract: A disposable injector with a housing (10) in which are arranged at least one mechanical spring energy store (50), at least one cylinder-piston unit that can be filled at least temporarily with an active substance, at least one piston actuation plunger (60) and at least one triggering unit (80). The spring energy store comprises at least one pre-loaded spring element. The spring-loaded piston actuation plunger has at least one traction rod (61) which can be moved transversely, at least in certain regions, and by means of a supporting portion supports the tensioned spring energy store on at least one resting surface (37) of the housing. An actuatable triggering slide device (82) unlocks the disposable injector and releases the supporting portion to allow it to move away from the resting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Matusch
  • Patent number: 8167850
    Abstract: A cylinder/piston unit is disclosed for pre-fill, storage and release when desired of an active substance, such as a medicament. The cylinder/piston unit is provided with a cylinder and with a piston which is guided therein and which is sealed off in a sterile manner by a rubber seal, the cylinder and the piston enclosing a chamber that can be filled at least temporarily with active substance, and the cylinder having at least one discharge element at its front end. For this purpose, the piston resting in a rear position is sealed off relative to the cylinder in a sterile manner by a static front sealing element and by a static rear sealing element. Arranged spatially behind each static sealing element, there is a parking area for receiving the respective sealing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventors: Hans-Rainer Hoffmann, Rudolf Matusch
  • Patent number: 8142594
    Abstract: A method for the multi-track tailoring of transdermal therapeutic patches having at least a one-layer, adhesive reservoir foil containing an active ingredient, which is disposed between an adhesive back foil and a removable protective foil. The reservoir foils are applied per track with their adhesive layers on a transport element moving discontinuously in the longitudinal direction of the reservoir foils. After separating sections of the size of a patch or band aid the same are transferred to a further transport element that is moved continuously for depositing the same thereon in spaced relationship. The present invention provides a method for multi-track tailoring, wherein web-shaped reservoir foils, which can be unwound from rolls, may be utilized without producing any waste containing the active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventors: Thomas Hille, Peter Steinborn
  • Patent number: 8105271
    Abstract: A housing of the injector is made from a thin-walled sheet-metal part. The sheet-metal part has at least two branches or legs. Each branch has, at the free end thereof, an angled retaining element or a recess as a means of receiving the cylinder of a cylinder/piston unit. The branches are elastic flexural beams which, in the middle area, are each bent in a Z-shape or S-shape to form a supporting portion for the piston-actuating ram. The contact zone situated between an individual supporting portion and the piston-actuating ram represents a wedge gear pairing that forces the respective branch outwards. The trigger unit comprises at least a trigger element which is slidably supported on the metal sheet, wherein the support section or, respectively the contact sections extend outwardly into longitudinal grooves. The branches may be provided with a locking tongue to engage corresponding openings in the trigger element to lock the housing in position as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Matusch
  • Patent number: 8092419
    Abstract: A disposable injector with a housing (10) in which are arranged at least one mechanical spring energy reservoir (50), at least cylinder/piston unit (100) filled with an injection solution, at least one piston-actuating ram, and at least one trigger unit. The spring-loaded piston-actuating ram is supported on the housing via at least one support rod (21), wherein the contact zone located between an individual support rod and the piston-actuating ram represents a wedge gear pairing that forces the respective support rod radially outwards. The support rod or support rods bear on at least one activation element (82) that is mounted on the housing and positioned in a locking position. The activation element can be brought by displacement into a triggering position that releases the piston-actuating ram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Matusch
  • Patent number: 8075515
    Abstract: A disposable injector with a housing that has at least one compression hook, which has at least one support surface respectively in the region of its free end. A piston-actuating plunger rests on the support surface. The locking position of the compression hook is secured by an actuating element positioned in a locked position. The actuating element has a locked position, in which it rests securely on a sealing cap. The actuating element has a triggering position, which effects lateral retreat of the compression hook when the piston-actuating plunger is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Matusch
  • Patent number: 8070713
    Abstract: A disposable injector with a housing (10) in which at least one mechanical spring energy accumulator (50), at least one cylinder-piston unit (100), at least one piston-actuating ram and at least one release unit are arranged. The housing has at least one draw hook (21) which has at least one supporting surface in the region of its free end. The piston-actuating ram bears against the supporting surface. The blocking position of the draw hook is ensured by a release element positioned in a blocking position. The release (82) has a release position which brings about an inevitable lateral retraction of the draw hook—with the piston-actuating ram being released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie Systeme AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Matusch