Patents Represented by Attorney Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
  • Patent number: 8349474
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hob cutter tool with a coating, wherein the coating is produced by a physical vapor deposition method, in which in a coating chamber in an atmosphere containing nitrogen, an arc discharge is generated in each case between at least one anode and at least one pure Al cathode on the one hand, and at least one pure Cr cathode on the other hand, and in this way, Al and Cr are vaporized from the cathode, in which the hob cutter tool to be coated is rotated in the coating chamber, wherein the tool is subsequently guided past the at least two cathodes, and in which the vaporized Al and Cr is deposited in atomic or ionized form together with nitrogen from the atmosphere containing nitrogen onto the hob cutter tool led rotating past the cathodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fette GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus Morstein, Tibor Cselle, Andreas Lumkemann, Jorn Kohlscheen
  • Patent number: 8349237
    Abstract: Composite fiber reinforced balloons for medical devices are prepared by applying a web of fibers to the exterior of a preformed underlayer balloon, encasing the web with a matrix material to form an assembly, and inserting the assembly into a preformed outer layer balloon to form the composite balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Horn, John J. Chen, Ying Xiong, Joe Khammoungkhoune, John Blix, Aaron Khieu
  • Patent number: 8349450
    Abstract: A thermal spray powder contains granulated and sintered particles composed of an oxide of any of the rare earth elements having an atomic number from 60 to 70. The average particle size of the primary particles constituting the granulated and sintered particles is 2 to 10 ?m. The crushing strength of the granulated and sintered particles is 7 to 50 MPa. A plasma resistant member includes a substrate and a thermal spray coating provided on the surface of the substrate. The thermal spray coating is formed by thermal spraying, preferably plasma thermal spraying, the thermal spray powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujimi Incorporated
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ibe, Isao Aoki, Junya Kitamura, Hiroaki Mizuno, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Nagayama
  • Patent number: 8348617
    Abstract: Method for the emergency braking of a wind power plant, in which at least one rotor blade of the wind power plant is adjusted into its feathering position, wherein a first phase, in which the at least one rotor blade is adjusted with a first speed, and a second phase, in which the at least one rotor blade is adjusted as of a predetermined first blade pitch angle with a second speed, which is increased until a maximum speed is reached and/or until a second determined blade pitch angle is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nordex Energy GmbH
    Inventor: Winulf Machold
  • Patent number: 8348993
    Abstract: Stents having a plurality of serpentine bands including a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, and a middle portion therebetween are herein disclosed. Each of the bands includes peaks and valleys. Serpentine bands of the proximal end portion are connected together in a repeating pattern of connected and unconnected peaks and valleys. Serpentine bands of the distal end portion are connected together in a repeating pattern of connected and unconnected peaks and valleys. The repeating pattern of the proximal end portion is different than the repeating pattern of the distal end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Tischler, Ben Bidne, Dennis Peiffer, James F. Hemerick, Chad Perrin
  • Patent number: 8343207
    Abstract: An implantable composite medical device having a longitudinal length a woven textile portion having yarns interlaced in a woven pattern, a knitted textile portion having yarns interlooped in a knitted pattern. The woven and knitted portions are securably attached to one and the other to provide a composite woven and knitted textile surface along the longitudinal length of the device. The woven portion may have a permeability from about 30 to about 500 ml/min/cm2, and the knitted portion may have a permeability from about 30 to about 15,000 ml/min/cm2. Further, a crimped woven portion with a resiliently longitudinal stretchability from about 10 to about 100 linear percent over its quiescent longitudinal dimension or an uncrimped woven portion with a resiliently longitudinal stretchability of less than about 10 linear percent over its quiescent longitudinal dimension are useful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Ronald Rakos, Krzysztof Sowinski
  • Patent number: 8337968
    Abstract: A medical device, for instance a device inserted into the body such as catheter or a balloon, at least a portion of which is made of a thermoplastic polymeric material. The thermoplastic polymeric material comprises a blend or laminate of an aromatic protectant polymer and a radiation sensitive polymer, and/or the polymeric material includes a stabilizer against radiation oxidative degradation. The device is sterilized by exposure to high energy radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Lixiao Wang, John Jianhua Chen
  • Patent number: 8336572
    Abstract: The invention relates to a double seat valve which is capable of cleaning the seat. The double seat valve includes a closing element (4), when in its closed position rests with a stop surface (4e), arranged on a boundary surface thereof radially adjacent on an inner side to a seal (7), on a second seating surface (2b) and directly adjacent to a first seating surface (2a, 2g) with a central recess (4d) provided in a front face of the closing element (4) facing a leakage cavity (5). The closing element (4) further includes a deflector surface (4b) opening in a front face (4c), wherein the deflector surface (4b) and the slop surface (4e) form a circumferential edge (U2) directly adjacent to a first end section (2g) of the first seating surface (2a) in the closed position of the closing element (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: GEA Tuchenhagen GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Burmester, Matthias Suedel
  • Patent number: 8337741
    Abstract: A method for operating a rotary press, comprising a rotor rotatably driven about a vertical axis that has a die-plate and upper and lower rams which, while being guided vertically in guides of the rotor, interact with holes of dies in the die-plate wherein at least one compression station is provided and has an upper and a lower pressing roller past which the presser rams run along and by which they are moved towards the die-bore for the purpose of compacting the material in the die-hole, wherein the upper and lower rams are lifted subsequent to the compression procedure, causing the lower ram to eject a compact from the die and the compact to be stripped by a stripper in the direction of a discharge chute, characterized in that while an compact ejection procedure is under way the upper ram stands upright on top of the compact and is lifted therewith and the stripper seizes the compact laterally while the upper ram is still standing upright on top of the compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fette GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Romer, Ulrich Zeuschner, Ingo Schmidt, Thorsten Ehrich, Kurt Marquardt
  • Patent number: 8330473
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for the measurement of mass or density and/or for the measurement of the humidity in a plurality of portioned units in a non-metallic carrier material, which provides the following: a microwave measuring instrument, consisting of at least one microwave resonator for generating at least one resonance mode in a spatially limited measurement area and an analyzing unit for analyzing at least one variable of the at least one resonance mode, a conveying device for the carrier material, which transports the carrier material with the portioned units through the measurement area, the microwave measuring instrument measures at least one variable of the at least one resonance mode at a time when only the carrier material without portioned unit is in the measurement area, and at a time when the portioned unit is at least partially in the measurement area, the analyzing unit subtracts the variable measured for the carrier material from the measurement values for the portioned unit, and determines a va
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: TEWS Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rainer Herrmann, Udo Schlemm, Stefan Zaage, Harald Ceslik
  • Patent number: 8328236
    Abstract: A floor conveyor, with a frame on which a drive unit and a load unit are attached, the load unit having a load carrying means adjustable in its height, further with two parallel wheel arms which are adapted to be mounted on the outer sides of the frame, each wheel arm mounting one load wheel, and with means for reducing the distance of the wheel arms from each other, wherein a frame portion or a frame plate is fixedly connected to the frame on each outer side thereof, said frame portion or frame plate having an outer bearing surface and holes which result in a first hole pattern, wherein a wheel arm plate is connected to the wheel arms, which has first through bores resulting in a second hole pattern, and an inner bearing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Jungheinrich AG
    Inventors: Rainer Faehndrich, Lars Hildebrand, Matthias Roder
  • Patent number: 8331790
    Abstract: An LED light and communication system in communication with a broadband over power line communications system. The LED light and communication system includes at least one optical transceiver. The optical transceiver includes a light support having a plurality of light emitting diodes and at least one photodetector attached thereto, and a processor. The processor is in communication with the light emitting diodes and the at least one photodetector. The processor is constructed and arranged to generate a communication signal. The at least one optical transceiver is engaged to a clock, and the clock is in communication with the broadband over power line communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Federal Law Enforcement Development Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Pederson, Paul R. Brown, Timothy J. Vogt, James LeClaire, James Zimmerman, Brent Mikkelsen
  • Patent number: 8327702
    Abstract: An adjustable measuring device that includes a container with a channel and a mating slider in the container. The slider is magnetically attached. Portion(s) not filled by the slider provide define at least one measuring chamber of variable volume depending on the positioning of the slider in the channel. Also, in an adjustable measuring device using a mating slider, measurement lines can be formed of elastomeric polymer to facilitate sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: William Steinkraus
  • Patent number: 8332076
    Abstract: A wind farm with plural wind turbines which are connectible to a farm grid that is in turn connectible to an electricity supply mains via a connection point, wherein the wind farm features the following: a central control system, which determines a correction value for a local desired value for one or plural wind turbines by way of a first regulator, depending on an actual value of an electric variable before or after the connection point, and a turbine control for at least one wind turbine, which determines a local desired value for an electric variable to be generated by the wind turbine by way of a second regulator, depending on an actual value of an electric variable measured in the farm grid, wherein the turbine control determines the sum of the local desired value and the correction value as the total desired value for the electric variable of the wind turbine to be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Nordex Energy GmbH
    Inventors: Kurt Fischle, Ulrich Harms, Mark Jurkat, Kay Richter
  • Patent number: 8330599
    Abstract: An intelligent video/audio observation and identification database system may define a security zone or group of zones. The system may identify vehicles and individuals entering or exiting the zone through image recognition of the vehicle or individual as compared to prerecorded information stored in a database. The system may alert security personnel as to warrants or other information discovered pertaining to the recognized vehicle or individual resulting from a database search. The system may compare images of a suspect vehicle, such as an undercarriage image, to standard vehicle images stored in the database and alert security personnel as to potential vehicle overloading or foreign objects detected, such as potential bombs. The system may track individuals or vehicles within a zone or between zones. The system may further learn the standard times and locations of vehicles or individuals tracked by the system and alert security personnel upon deviation from standard activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: John C. Pederson
  • Patent number: 8323957
    Abstract: Device for the incubation of cells comprising a sterile or sterilizable, portable receptacle for enclosing in a contamination-proof manner at least one integrated and/or insertable culture vessel for accommodating cells with at least one closable opening for introducing and/or removing cells and/or culture medium and/or a culture vessel into and/or from the receptacle and at least one device for creating culture conditions in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Eppendorf AG
    Inventor: Olaf Bartsch
  • Patent number: 8323325
    Abstract: The present invention provides a catheter system which includes a catheter, an expandable balloon, at least one securement member, and a stent. The stent is disposed about the catheter and comprises at least one undulating band that extends circumferentially around the longitudinal axis of the catheter system. The undulating band includes interconnected strut members which form a series of alternating peaks and valleys. Adjacent strut members comprise a strut pair, wherein each strut member of the strut pair includes a protuberance positioned along the length of the strut member, between a peak and a valley. The protuberances, which are substantially circumferentially opposed to one another, engage a securement member, thereby minimizing lateral stent movement on the delivery system during delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans Valencia
  • Patent number: 8313297
    Abstract: The invention is related to a rotor shaft for a wind energy plant, wherein the rotor shaft is at least partially hollow, comprising a line pipe, extending in the interior of the rotating rotor shaft and being stationary and accommodating electric lines, a transmission device, arranged at least partially in the rotor shaft, for the electric connection between a stationary nacelle and a rotating rotor of the wind energy plant, wherein the transmission device features a first body, stationary and connected to the line pipe, and a second body rotating with the rotor shaft, and wherein there is an electric sliding contact between the first and the second body, a casing surrounding the transmission device and formed separately from the second body, which is connected to the rotor shaft and/or adapted to be connected to a rotor hub of the wind energy plant, and which rotates with the rotor shaft, and a torque transmitting connection between the casing and the second body of the transmission device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Nordex Energy GmbH
    Inventors: Ulf Gopfert, Uwe Kaiser
  • Patent number: 8308436
    Abstract: An apparatus for positioning a gearbox in a wind energy plant, which gearbox is supported on a bearing structure of the wind energy plant by way of a torque support, wherein the torque support is mounted via at least one uncoupling element, which is arranged between torque support and bearing structure, wherein the torque support features at least one support body and an hydraulic apparatus with at least one hydraulic cylinder, by way of which the position of the support body is adjustable with respect to the bearing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Nordex Energy GmbH
    Inventor: Joachim Nitzpon
  • Patent number: D672267
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Lawrence Anonychuk