Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Robert W. Becker
  • Patent number: 8236249
    Abstract: A particle separator and method for removing particles from an exhaust gas stream of an internal combustion engine. A prescribed number of flow cells are formed in the particle separator. The exhaust gas stream flows into and/or out of the flow cells via, as viewed in a main direction of flow of the exhaust gas stream, side wall regions of the flow cells. At least one storage space is formed in the flow cells for storing particles removed from the exhaust gas stream, which flows through at least portions of the particle separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: MAN Truck & Bus
    Inventors: Andreas Döring, Marco Tilinski
  • Patent number: 8197116
    Abstract: The Convenience Nectar Mixing and Storage Device consists of a container that is divided proportionately to allow for the precise measuring of the recommended sugar to water ratios used for nectar type bird and butterfly feeders. The device is adapted for supporting a movable or removable divider that separates the container into proportionate volumes, 4 to 1, 6 to 1, and 9 to 1 that correspond to the commonly recommended sugar to water ratios for hummingbird, oriole, and butterfly nectar feeders. The device allows for the water and sugar compartments to be filled to the same “line of sight” level to facilitate the making of precise nectar sugar to water ratios. Once the sugar and water compartments are filled to the same level, the divider is moved or removed to allow for mixing. In the preferred embodiment of the Convenience Nectar Mixing and Storage Devices, the container divider can be used as a stirring implement and lid to cover the container during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Arnold G. Klein
  • Patent number: 8147119
    Abstract: The Convenience Nectar Mixing and Storage Device consists of a container that is divided proportionately to allow for the precise measuring of the recommended sugar to water ratios used for nectar type bird and butterfly feeders. The device is adapted for supporting a removable divider that separates the container into proportionate volumes, 4 to 1, 6 to 1, and 9 to 1 that correspond to the commonly recommended sugar to water ratios for hummingbird, oriole, and butterfly nectar feeders. The device allows for the water and sugar compartments to be filled to the same “line of sight” level to facilitate the making of precise nectar sugar to water ratios. Once the sugar and water compartments are filled to the same level, the divider is removed to allow for mixing. In the preferred embodiment of the Convenience Nectar Mixing and Storage Devices, the container divider can be used as a stirring implement and lid to cover the container during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Arnold Gregory Klein
  • Patent number: 7954842
    Abstract: An airbag restraint device for occupants of a vehicle, and including an airbag system having an airbag module with an inflatable airbag. A cover at least partially covers the airbag and has a tear seam via which the airbag, upon inflation, can expand outwardly. A force-concentrating arrangement concentrates the opening force of the expanding airbag onto the tear seam, and comprises a structure extending around the airbag and having two opposite ends. The structure is folded over to form two layers and to bring the ends together at the tear seam, where the ends are connected to the cover. One of the ends is provided with a plurality of spaced-apart, strip-shaped members extending away from that end and sewn directly to the tear seam to form tear strips that upon expansion of the airbag tear defined, spaced-apart holes into the tear seam for a defined further opening thereof. The layers of the structure are disposed next to or parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Faurecia Autositze GmbH
    Inventors: Rüdiger Deppe, Christian Hans Georg Determann, Stefan Gottauf, Stefan Krug
  • Patent number: 7957794
    Abstract: A system for sensing vaginal conditions or for affecting vaginal or body conditions in a mammal. The system includes a portable probe unit and a separate controller unit, both of which include two-way communication devices to both transmit signals to, and receive signals from, each other, wirelessly and in real time. The substantially smooth and sealed outer surface of the cylindrical body of the probe unit has a rounded end and is dimensioned to permit comfortable and repeated insertion into, removal from, and containment entirely within a mammal's vagina. The probe body has a device substantially flush with its outer surface and configured to deliver electrical pulses, receive electrical pulses, sense or sample vaginal conditions and/or deliver medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Athena Feminine Technology
    Inventors: Joel S. Hochman, George Sarkis
  • Patent number: 7954396
    Abstract: A rack and pinion steering gear comprising a thrust element disposed in a housing for pressing a rack and pinion against one another. One side of the thrust element is supported against the rack, and another side is supported against a wedge-like part formed of two semi-circular annular elements, each of which is provided with at least one wedge surface that is disposed at an angle to a central plane of the wedge-like part. A side of the wedge-like part remote from the thrust element is supported against a set screw. The thrust element and/or the set screw is provided with an inclined surface that cooperates with the at least one wedge surface of the annular elements of the wedge-like part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Presta Steertec GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Rombold, Michael Weigel
  • Patent number: 7947364
    Abstract: An energy-attenuation structure comprising a core layer of cellular material. Substantially most of the cells of the cellular material are open cells, with those cells disposed in the central portion of the core layer being more open than are those cells disposed in outer portions of the core layer. The openness of the cells generally decreases from the interior of the core layer in a direction toward the outer portions. At least some of the cells of the core layer are filled with a liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: New Mexico Technical Research Foundation
    Inventor: Ashok Kumar Ghosh
  • Patent number: 7938601
    Abstract: In the use of a distributor or diffuser in the form of a thin-walled, completely or partially air-permeable, heat-reactive layer for drilling or milling machining of a workpiece with a tool, a vacuum, surface tension is produced, which is large enough to fix the position of the workpiece, by using a vacuum over the layer acting as a distributor or a diffuser on the surface of the workpiece to be machined. The workpiece is then machined, and a cutting speed and rate of feed is adjusted, such that a defined local heating takes place in a contact area between the tool and workpiece. The peak temperature at the contact area is greater or the same as a melting temperature of the surface of the distributor or diffuser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: MB - Portatec GmbH
    Inventors: Thilo Metzner, Simon Metzner
  • Patent number: 7937933
    Abstract: Exhaust gas post treatment system for nitrogen oxide and particle reduction of an internal combustion engines operated with excess air. An oxidation catalytic converter is disposed in the exhaust gas stream of the engine for converting at least a portion of the nitric oxide of the exhaust gas into nitrogen dioxide. A metering device adds reduction agent to the exhaust gas stream downstream of the oxidation catalytic converter and/or to a partial exhaust gas stream branched off upstream of the oxidation catalytic converter and returned to the exhaust gas stream downstream thereof. The reduction agent is ammonia or a material that releases ammonia downstream of the supply location due to the hot exhaust gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: MAN Truck & Bus AG
    Inventors: Andreas Döring, Peter Spaniol
  • Patent number: 7878101
    Abstract: A weapon system, especially for a ship, having a rocket launcher and an ammunition compartment for storing rocket containers designed to each accommodate at least one rocket. Disposed in the ammunition compartment is a guide mechanism on which at least two ammunition carriages, designed to accommodate the rocket containers, are displaceably disposed, whereby they can be shifted out of a parked position into a loading position in which the rocket container is disposed essentially below a slide-in structure of the rocket launcher. Securing mechanisms are provided for securing the ammunition carriages in place on the guide mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heinrich Heldmann, Siegfried Süss, Georg Scheidemann
  • Patent number: 7874801
    Abstract: A device for measuring the displacement travel of a hydraulic displacement mechanism for blades of an impeller of an axial-flow fan, wherein the displacement mechanism includes as components a displacement cylinder and a piston rod having a piston, one of the components being axially displaceable and the other component not being axially displaceable. Respective spindles of the blades are secured to a displacement disk to which is connected the axially displaceable component of the displacement mechanism. An oil transfer element surrounds an extension of the piston rod that extends out of the displacement cylinder. A magnetostrictive displacement-measuring device that includes a sensor housing with a wave guide, sensor head, and an annular magnet is coupled to the displacement mechanism. The sensor housing and the sensor head are connected to the oil transfer element. Either the oil transfer element or one of the displacement mechanism components is axially displaceable relative to the other component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: TLT-Turbo GmbH
    Inventor: Jörg Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7849882
    Abstract: A double plug head for plugging a pipe. The double plug head includes a primary rubber packing, a roller support, a tube support and a rubber tube. The primary rubber packing is provided on a mounting plate of a plugging machine. The roller support is provided with a plurality of rollers. The tube support is provided between the primary rubber packing and the roller support. A tube seating depression is formed around the circumferential surface of the tube support. A fluid feed path is formed in the tube support. The rubber tube is seated into the tube seating depression and has a nipple connected to an outlet of the fluid feed path. Communication holes which communicate with the fluid feed path are respectively formed in the primary rubber packing and the mounting plate. A fluid hose is connected to the communication hole of the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Donghwa Industry Co. Ltd
    Inventors: Woo Kag Lee, Min Ho Song
  • Patent number: 7836812
    Abstract: A propellant charge feed or supply system for automatic introduction of modular propellant charges into the weapon tube of a heavy weapon having a breech assembly and a propellant charge chamber in front of the breech assembly. An oblong propellant charge feed tray is pivotable into position behind the weapon tube such that propellant charges disposed on the propellant charge feed tray are disposed coaxial relative to the axis of the bore of the weapon tube. A providing device is adapted during a feed stroke to move the propellant feed tray into the breech assembly up to the propellant charge chamber. An introduction device is adapted during an introduction stroke to move the propellant charges from the feed tray into the propellant charge feed tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Roland Spork, Georg Scheidemann, Siegfried Süss, Jens Grünewald
  • Patent number: 7823424
    Abstract: A bicycle lock in the form of a cable lock includes an elongated lock body and a cable having first and second ends. The first end is fixed to one end of the elongated lock body and another end of the lock body has an insertion opening for an insertion pin that is attached to the second end of the cable and provided with two lateral, diametrically opposed recesses that are oriented parallel to a longitudinal direction of the lock body. Two locking bolts are insertable into the recesses in a translatory manner in the longitudinal direction of the lock body for securing the insertion pin in the lock body. The locking bolts form a part of a locking device. A driver, which lies with inner ends in an effective area of the drive, is rotatable by means of a closing cylinder. By actuation of the closing cylinder, the locking device is drivable in the longitudinal direction of the lock body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventors: Yaniv Shabtay, Xu Ju Xiang
  • Patent number: 7793461
    Abstract: A simple device for use with nectar type bird feeders that effectively prevents ant and other insect contamination. In several embodiments, the device uses a disposable media that is coated with a non-drying adhesive. In application the device is either placed interposed between the nectar feeder and the feeder support or is adapted to securely fit over the feeder support. The insects (primarily ants) are prevented from contaminating the feeder as they will not cross the non-drying adhesive barrier. The replaceable adhesive media inserts and/or peel away layers can be very conveniently replaced as they become contaminated or dust covered. Alternatively (for ultimate consumer convenience) the device may be made completely disposable with the non-drying adhesive applied directly to the device interior surface(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Arnold G. Klein
  • Patent number: 7784433
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for cooling reaction gas, wherein the respective ends of heat exchanger tubes, through which the reaction gas flows, are inserted in a respective tube plate and are surrounded by a jacket, at the two ends of which are provided a respective end chamber that is partially delimited by one of the tube plates and serves for the supply and withdrawal of the reaction gas; water, as cooling agent, flows through the inner chamber of the heat exchanger that is surrounded by the jacket and that is divided by a partition, extending perpendicular to the heat exchanger tubes, which extend through it, into two partial chambers disposed one after the other in the direction of flow of the reaction gas, each partial chamber being provided with its own supply connectors and outlet connectors for the cooling agent; boiling water flows through the partial chamber that is disposed on the inlet side for reaction gas and that is connected via a supply line and withdrawal lines with a water/steam drum; feed water flo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: BORSIG GmbH
    Inventor: Carsten Birk
  • Patent number: 7765637
    Abstract: A manually guided suction apparatus for suctioning up material via a suction air stream, comprising a suction fan having a fan housing surrounding a fan wheel and provided with an intake opening. A removal opening for sucked up material is disposed upstream of the intake opening in an intake channel that guides the suction air stream toward the suction fan. The removal opening empties into a collection bag, and the suction air stream in the intake channel is guided past the removal opening. An endless tube folded up to form a supply portion is stored in a storage chamber. A container portion of the endless tube forms the collection bag. A weight support for the collection bag prevents the supply portion from being pulled out of the storage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Georg Maier, Markus Zwimpfer, Uwe Gaese
  • Patent number: 7757594
    Abstract: A longitudinal cutting machine having an upper blade held and displaceable on a first longitudinal guide, and a lower blade that is associated with the upper blade, the lower blade being held on and displaceable along a second longitudinal guide. A displacement device is associated with one of the lower blade or upper blade, and is provided with an extendable driving rod that bridges a gap to that longitudinal guide that holds the other of the upper blade and lower blade. The driving rod acts on the other blade such that the displacement device displaces the upper blade and lower blade together. A guide mechanism is disposed on the driving rod and acts on that longitudinal guide that holds the other of the upper blade and lower blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Dienes Werke fur Maschinenteile
    Inventor: Rudolf Supe-Dienes
  • Patent number: 7722440
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for grinding spheres of ceramic material, including the spheres with at least one grinding wheel containing abrasive grains bound in a synthetic resin. The abrasive grains comprise more than 50% diamond and less than 5%, Cr2O3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Atlantic GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Pötzsch, Walter Karb, Michael Haubert, Karl-Otto Stock, Marco Weber
  • Patent number: D627123
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Italia Stampa s.r.l.
    Inventor: Reinhard Schöniger