Patents Represented by Attorney Volpe & Koenig, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8348234
    Abstract: A vacuum valve including a valve opening, a valve seat surrounding the valve opening, and a valve plate. During closing starting from the open position, the valve plate is moved over a main section of the closing path in a main closing direction parallel to the valve plate and the plane of the sealing surface, and then over a final section running at an angle to the sealing surface plane for guiding the valve plate onto the valve seat. A guide element on the wall that guides the valve plate over the end section of the closing path interacts with a guide element on the valve plate. The valve plate is guided over the final section of the closing path by guide surfaces that are angled relative to the sealing surface, and at least one guide surface is arranged on a guide element of the valve plate or the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: VAT Holding AG
    Inventor: Bernhard Duelli
  • Patent number: 8351371
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for minimizing redundant enhanced uplink (EU) allocation requests and fault-isolating EU transmission failures that occur between a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) and a Node-B. The WTRU transmits an enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH) allocation request to the Node-B over an uplink (UL) EU channel. In one embodiment, if E-DCH allocation cannot be provided within a predetermined time period, the Node-B sends an acknowledgement message to the WTRU via a downlink (DL) EU signaling channel without sending E-DCH allocation information. The request is queued in the Node-B and the WTRU refrains from transmitting the same request until after the time period expires or resources become available. In another embodiment, appropriate actions are taken to correct EU transmission failures by determining whether an E-DCH allocation request was unsuccessfully delivered via the UL EU channel or whether channel allocation information was unsuccessfully delivered via the DL EU signaling channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Guodong Zhang, Stephen G. Dick
  • Patent number: 8351900
    Abstract: A method receives signaling messages by a mobile apparatus at least from one base station of a cellular network, interprets a received signaling message, searches for an anomaly with at least one signaling parameter of the received signaling message from a first base station to a known comparison signaling parameter, gives an alert if the comparison gives an unequal result concerning at least one signaling parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: EXFO Oy
    Inventors: Jukka Lotvonen, Juha Kumpula, Markus Ahokangas, Janne Pauna
  • Patent number: 8347839
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine with a bottom camshaft (1) and an electrohydraulic variable-lift valve actuation of a modular construction type is provided. The hydraulic unit (6) is assembled separately from the internal combustion engine and installed in or on the crankcase (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Berger, Thomas Kremer
  • Patent number: 8348515
    Abstract: An axial bearing having an axial angle disk and a cage with rolling bodies. The rolling bodies are supported so that they can roll on a rolling surface of a radial section of the axial angle disk, and the axial angle disk has a securing tab projecting outward in a radial direction and within a plane. The securing tab extends in a radial direction past a nominal diameter of the axial angle disk, and the securing tab is used for a secured mounting and extends in the radial direction past a nominal diameter by less than the sheet thickness (d) of the axial angle disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fugel, Alexander Reimchen
  • Patent number: 8348792
    Abstract: A traction mechanism drive (1), such as a control drive of an internal combustion engine, having an endless traction mechanism, such as a link chain, connecting a drive gear (2) and at least one driven gear (3) in a form-fitting manner, at least one clamping device (5) actuated by a pressure medium and a guiding rail (6) being arranged on the periphery of the traction mechanism. At least the guiding rail (6) includes a carrier body (7) and a resiliently flexible sliding body (8) connected to the carrier body (7) on the traction mechanism side. A spring element (18) is arranged in a free space (16) between the upper side (14) of the carrier body (7) and a lower side (15) of the sliding body (8). In order to improve the damping of the traction mechanism, the spring element (18) includes at least one flexible spring (19) connected integrally to the carrier body (7) and the sliding body (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Simon Xunnan He
  • Patent number: 8351030
    Abstract: A multi-part injection mold (10) for producing a cuvette (1) or a receptacle vessel for liquid or gaseous media for spectroscopic, qualitative and/or quantitative analysis or measurement using a measuring region or measuring gap (2) through which radiation is able to penetrate is provided, with the cuvette being made of plastic through injection molding. To this end, the inner cavity or filling space (9) and the measuring gap (2) are formed and limited on the interior of the injection mold (10) by a contour core (11), the thickness of which is limited to about one millimeter or less in the region (11a) of the measuring gap (2). The contour core (11) is held on the end (11b) thereof having the smallest dimension during the injection molding process, initially by at least one support (14), and retracted during the injection molding process after partial filling of the mold with plastic such that the lower continuation of the walls of the measuring gap (2) is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Sahiri, Werner Schneider
  • Patent number: 8347758
    Abstract: A clamping device for the positional fixing of a vehicle steering column which can be adjusted in its length and/or inclination has a clamping disc and a plurality of rolling bodies, with clamping ramps for the rolling bodies being formed on the surface of the clamping disc, wherein the rolling bodies each make contact with one of a plurality of separate contact elements arranged in a common plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Sigurd Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 8347499
    Abstract: A method for producing a turbine casing for a rotating machine is provided. The casing is manufactured by a casting process, and is cast in two casing halves which are separated by a parting plane which passes axially through the turbine casing. Each casing half is first cast in one piece in each case, and each casing half is separated into at least two casing sections which are joined together for forming a casing half in each case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Beate Grzondziel, Michael Fischer
  • Patent number: 8352676
    Abstract: Data capacity efficiency is improved by de-duplicating data assigned with a code that is different for each data. A storage apparatus comprising a flash memory control device equipped with one or more flash memory modules, wherein the flash memory module comprises at least one flash memory chip for providing a storage area, and a controller for controlling writing/reading of data including user data and a guarantee code accompanying the user data to and from the storage area provided by the flash memory chip, wherein the controller respectively divides a plurality of the data having the common user data into the user data and the guarantee code, stores one of the user data in an area of a predetermined unit of the storage area, and links and stores each of the guarantee codes accompanying the plurality of user data in an area of a predetermined unit of the storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Kawamura, Junji Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8352824
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may be used for supporting multiple hybrid automatic repeat request (H-ARQ) processes per transmission time interval (TTI). A transmitter and a receiver may include a plurality of H-ARQ processes. Each H-ARQ process may transmit and receive one TB per TTI. The transmitter may generate a plurality of TBs and assign each TB to a H-ARQ process. The transmitter may send control information for each TB, which may include H-ARQ information associated TBs with the TBs. The transmitter may send the TBs using the associated H-ARQ processes simultaneously per TTI. After receiving the TBs, the receiver may send feedback for each of the H-ARQ processes and associated TBs indicating successful or unsuccessful receipt of each of the TBs to the transmitter. The feedback for multiple TBs may be combined for the simultaneously transmitted H-ARQ processes, (i.e., TBs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Robert Lind Olesen, Jin Wang, Arty Chandra
  • Patent number: 8342612
    Abstract: There is described a power-driven wheel for a military vehicle, having an axial-flow electric motor, and a hub connected functionally to the motor and rotating about an axis; the motor has an output member housed inside the hub; and the wheel has an epicyclic reducer interposed functionally between the hub and the output member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Oto Melara S.p.A. con Unico Socio
    Inventors: Roberto Sgherri, Giuliano Franceschi
  • Patent number: 8345644
    Abstract: A wireless communication method and system for controlling an enhanced uplink (EU) radio access bearer (RAB). The wireless communication system includes at least one wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), at least one Node-B and a radio network controller (RNC). The RNC configures an EU RAB to operate on an enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH). At least one of the WTRU and the Node-B report EU traffic statistics and EU performance statistics to the RNC. The RNC then adjusts the configuration of the EU RAB in accordance with the received EU traffic statistics, the EU performance statistics, and information collected by the RNC itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Guodong Zhang, James M. Miller, Stephen G. Dick
  • Patent number: 8346548
    Abstract: The aural similarity measuring system and method provides a measure of the aural similarity between a target text (10) and one or more reference texts (11). Both the target text (10) and the reference texts (11) are converted into a string of phonemes (15) and then one or other of the phoneme strings are adjusted (16) so that both are equal in length. The phoneme strings are compared (12) and a score generated representative of the degree of similarity of the two phoneme strings. Finally, where there is a plurality of reference texts the similarity scores for each of the reference texts are ranked (13). With this aural similarity measuring system the analysis is automated thereby reducing risks of errors and omissions. Moreover, the system provides an objective measure of aural similarity enabling consistency of comparison in results and reproducibility of results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Mongoose Ventures Limited
    Inventor: Mark Owen
  • Patent number: 8344875
    Abstract: A vacuum pump stand (1) for generating and regulating the vacuum intended for a rotary vaporizer, including a control device having a control connection to a control unit (4) having at least one control element (3, 6). In the pump stand (1), the control unit (4) is designed as a remote control unit having a wireless control connection to the control device of the pump stand. Laboratory personnel can thus observe the rotary evaporator and the associated pump stand (1) through the divider of a fume cupboard, in order to be able to modify and readjust the process parameters at the remote control panel as needed. Because the remote control unit (4) has a wireless control connection to the control device of the pump stand (1), the fume cupboard no longer needs to be opened, even momentarily. Rather, the pump stand (1) can be operated from a sufficient distance outside the fume cupboard without the laboratory personnel needing to be exposed to special hazards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: KNF Neuberger GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Becker, Erwin Hauser
  • Patent number: 8344846
    Abstract: A resistor includes a substantially cylindrical resistive element having a resistance of less than about 1 m?, a substantially cylindrical first termination electrically connected to the resistive element and a second termination electrically connected to the resistive element. The substantially cylindrical first termination is hollow to allow for accepting a connection such as from a battery cable. In addition there may be sense leads present on the resistor. A method of forming a substantially cylindrical resistor includes forming a hollow cylindrical resistor body by rolling a flat sheet comprising a resistive element and a first termination and a second termination joined on opposite ends of the resistive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Vishay Dale Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark L. Smith, Joel J. Smejkal, David L. Lange, Thomas L. Bertsch, Steve Hendricks, Rod Brune
  • Patent number: 8342431
    Abstract: A sanitary outlet fitting including a water outlet (2) and a jet regulator (1) which is associated with the water outlet and includes a jet regulator housing (3) with integrated components. The jet regulator housing can be inserted into the water outlet by an axial insertion movement and includes a holding element (6) provided with at least one radially mobile projection (10) for connecting to the water outlet. The outlet fitting includes either a locking element (8) that can be actuated from the outside without using a tool for selectively blocking and releasing the holding element, or an unlocking tool (65) can be inserted into the annular space (68) between the inner peripheral edge of the water outlet and the outer peripheral edge of the housing by an axial insertion movement. The insertion movement of the unlocking tool can be converted into a radial movement of the at least one projection of the holding element from a functional position into an unlocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Stein, Wolf-Dieter Lacher, Martin Fangmeier
  • Patent number: 8343295
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for wrapping a conductor bar with an insulation. The apparatus has at least one supply roll for feeding an insulating tape to the conductor bar. The insulating tape can be wound around the conductor bar by the supply roll rotating relative to the conductor bar. At least one pressure roll is provided, and the insulating tape can be pressed against the conductor bar by means of the pressure roll. A method is also provided for wrapping a conductor bar with insulation, with an insulating tape being pressed against the conductor bar by means of a pressure roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Hossein Safari Zadeh
  • Patent number: 8342745
    Abstract: A method is provided for determination of an operating temperature in a thermally highly loaded device. Multiple individual passive measurement elements, having a measurable physical parameter depending on a constant temperature set during heat treatment, are provided. The parameter is set differently for each of the different measurement elements which are combined to form an array. In a first measurement, values of the physical parameter for the array are determined before the array is subjected to the operating temperature. The array is subjected to the operating temperature in the device and in a second measurement, values are determined for all the measurement elements in the array. First and second measurement values of the physical parameter for each of the measurement elements are compared and the temperature of the heat treatment of that measurement element whose value of the physical parameter has changed the least is taken as the measured temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Roland Moser, Klaus Germerdonk, Bernd Rabensteiner, Peter Lang
  • Patent number: 8346319
    Abstract: Providing a mobile personal computer to send multimedia content in a multimedia document via a multimedia messaging service (MMS) message over a wireless network is disclosed. Multimedia content compatible for sending via the MMS is sent with assembling information to reassemble the multimedia document with the multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: HJ Laboratories, LLC
    Inventor: Harry Vartanian