Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm W. G. Fasse
  • Patent number: 6834683
    Abstract: The leading end of a weft thread exiting from a weft insertion channel in an air jet weaving loom is monitored by a weft stop motion positioned in a weft stretching channel directly downstream, as viewed in the weft motion direction, of an exit of the weft insertion channel. The weft stop motion is either an additional weft stop motion monitor or it is the first weft stop motion device repositioned from a location at the exit of the weft insertion channel to a location in the weft stretching channel. In such a position in the weft stretching channel faults or deformations such as a loop in the leading end section of the weft thread are readily or positively detected for generating a respective loom control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Werner Birner, Herbert Reinhardt, Christian Hannes, Alexander Chvorak, Peter D. Dornier
  • Patent number: 6833807
    Abstract: A method for adaptive target processing in a vehicle the radar involves first detecting targets in the monitored environment with respect to their speed and location in a standard mode of the radar sensor, and then switching to a precision mode, in which the distance measuring range of the radar sensor is adapted to the target surroundings detected in the standard mode. More particularly, the measuring accuracy and/or resolution regarding speed is increased by increasing the time of observation within the distance measuring range adapted to the target surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Automotive Distance Control Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Flacke, Bruno Kaiser, Kuno Heckel, Ralph Speck
  • Patent number: 6832620
    Abstract: An apparatus for dosing lubricant into a compressed air flow includes a lubricant container, a pneumatically operated lubricant pump, an injection channel, a non-return valve interposed between the outlet of the pump and the injection channel, and an electronic sensor cooperating with or coupled to the non-return valve so that the sensor emits an electrical signal responsive and corresponding to the stroke travel of the non-return valve. When the pump carries out a lubricant injection cycle, the pressurized lubricant pushes open the non-return valve, flows into the injection channel and from there into a main channel through which compressed air flows. The travel of the valve is sensed by the sensor, and the sensor signal indicates whether the lubricant injection was proper or faulty, e.g. if the proper amount of lubricant was injected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Siegfried Jaeger
  • Patent number: 6827481
    Abstract: A partitioning device is provided on a mixer wherein a bowl is held on the front side of the pillar of the machine body, and a mixing tool is rotated in the bowl by a mixing shaft which extends downward from a head protruding forward from the upper part of the pillar. The partitioning device includes a partitioning member, which has an annular rail and a surface member, a fixed roller(s) and a movable roller(s), which fit with the rail of the partitioning member, a fixed roller supporting means, which supports the fixed roller so that the fixed roller is prevented from shifting in relation to the machine body, and a movable roller supporting means, which supports the movable roller so that the distance between the movable roller and the fixed roller can be varied, and biases the movable roller in a direction to move toward the fixed roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Aicohsha Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hisao Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 6823020
    Abstract: An arrangement for generating digital signals on first and second bus lines is tolerant of most line faults, and includes modules connected to both lines, an upper switch between a first potential and the first line, a middle switch between the two lines, and a lower switch between the second line and a second potential lower than the first potential. The switches are controlled to generate digital signals as the potential difference between the two lines. If a fault potential (e.g. a short to ground or other potential) arises on one line, then the switches drive the non-faulty line to provide the required signals relative to the fault potential on the faulty line. Closing the middle switch ensures that the two lines are at the same potential for a low signal. This arrangement is for is signaling in various bus systems, e.g. in vehicle occupant protection systems in motor vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignees: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Fendt, Norbert Mueller, Michael Bischoff, Johannes Rinkens, Stefan Schaeffer, Werner Nitschke, Otto Karl, Joachim Bauer
  • Patent number: 6822521
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement for reducing the decay and build-up transient times of an intermittently operating oscillating circuit increases the data transmission rate of a transmission unit using such an oscillating circuit. A control unit is connected to the oscillating circuit including a capacitor, a coil, and a resistor. A switch element controlled by the control unit selectively connects a voltage source to the capacitor, or selectively connects a current source to the coil. In the former case, another switch element selectively disconnects the capacitor from the coil and the resistor. In this circuit arrangement the current and/or the voltage are maintained when the excitation voltage for the oscillating circuit is interrupted. This eliminates the decay of the oscillating circuit amplitudes. When the excitation voltage is switched on again, the oscillating circuit continues oscillating without delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Atmel Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter Hanselmann
  • Patent number: 6822275
    Abstract: A transverse JFET of SiC, employing an n-type SiC substrate and comprising a channel region having carriers of high mobility, bringing a high yield is obtained. This transverse JFET comprises an n-type SiC substrate (1n), a p-type SiC film (2) formed on the right face of the n-type SiC substrate, an n-type SiC film (3), including a channel region (11), formed on the p-type SiC film, source and drain regions (22, 23) formed on the n-type SiC film separately on both sides of the channel region respectively, and a gate electrode (14) provided in contact with the n-type SiC substrate (1n).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Harada, Kenichi Hirotsu
  • Patent number: 6820798
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to simplify and improve the production method for circuit arrangements that are mounted on a support element (5), said element having thermal through-platings (7) which are at least partially scaled by a screen printing process. To this end, the screen printing process is carried out after the application of a first metallization layer (6) to the support element (5) which forms the base metallization layer, whereby the residue of the screen printing material (8) remaining on the underside (13) of the support element (5) is stripped once the screen printing material (8) has been cured, using at least a mechanical cleaning process and/or a chemical cleaning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Heinz, Bernhard Schuch
  • Patent number: 6818839
    Abstract: An electric contact using resin solder is connected to a printed circuit board without requiring soldering work. The circuit board has a conductor on a surface or in an intermediate layer thereof, and a through hole or a concaved part that penetrates the conductor. The electric contact includes a protruding part, which is inserted into the through hole or the concaved part, and a connecting part, which is connected to a conductor of a counterpart member such as a counterpart second circuit board. At least a part of the protruding part that connects to the conductor of the printed circuit board is made of a lead-free ultrahigh-conductive plastic resin composite. An electric connector includes the electric contact and an insulating housing, which holds the electric contact so that the protruding part and the connecting part thereof protrude outwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taiji Hosaka, Masaaki Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 6817579
    Abstract: An autonomous passenger module is releasably carried on a super-sonic aircraft, such as a military fighter jet, for carrying plural passengers on supersonic and near space flights. The passenger module is equipped with passenger service and life support systems to provide oxygen and the like, a parachute system, and a landing airbag or flotation aid system. The module remains mounted on the aircraft throughout a normal flight. In an emergency situation, the module separates from the aircraft by means of releasable connector elements and descends using parachutes. The module provides high passenger capacity at a low cost in a simple manner for commercial supersonic flights using an existing supersonic aircraft as a carrier platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Astrium GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander van der Velden, Holger Stockfleth
  • Patent number: 6815316
    Abstract: A system for fabricating a compound semiconductor device includes a gas treatment apparatus that performs a hydrogen chloride gas etching on a compound semiconductor substrate, a radical treatment apparatus that performs a radical hydrotreatment on the substrate, a semiconductor film forming apparatus that forms a compound semiconductor film on the treated substrate, a conductive film forming apparatus that forms a conductive film on the substrate, and an ultrahigh vacuum transfer path that connects together the several apparatuses so that the substrate being processed can be transferred through the transfer path from apparatus to apparatus under a continuously maintained ultrahigh vacuum environment. Some of the apparatuses can overlap or share functions with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takao Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6815044
    Abstract: The acoustic characteristics of lightweight multilayer construction panels have been improved by the formation of three-dimensionally meandering curved slots or rows of slot sections in the core of the panels. The slot depth varies along the length of the curved slots. The slots or rows of slots are spaced from each other by an on-center spacing that is preferably constant along the length of the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Boock
  • Patent number: 6810605
    Abstract: A sole structure for an athletic shoe includes a heel region and a forefoot region, a midsole of a soft elastic material including a midsole heel portion at the heel region, and an outsole of a harder material including an outsole heel portion at the heel region and an outsole forefoot portion that extends from the outsole heel portion to the forefoot region. The midsole heel portion has wavy corrugations on a lower surface thereof and a smooth plane on an upper surface thereof. The outsole heel portion includes a corrugated wavy plate with corrugations through its thickness, which are in phase with the wavy corrugations on the lower surface of the midsole heel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Mizuno Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Nakano, Takaya Kimura, Seiichi Goto, Akihiro Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 6810918
    Abstract: A supply spool supplies a weft thread through an adjustable actuated thread brake and a thread tension sensor to a weft thread accumulator, from which an accumulated insertion length of the thread is provided to a weft insertion device. The tension sensor provides a measured actual thread tension signal to a control arrangement, which compares the actual tension to a selected rated tension, and, dependent on the deviation therebetween, provides a control signal to an actuator of the thread brake, so that the actual thread tension constantly corresponds to the selected rated tension. Another sensor provides a signal indicating a change from an empty spool to a full spool. Responsive thereto, the control arrangement actuates the thread brake to an adjustable starting brake setting as a coarse adjustment. Then the self-regulating fine adjustment is continued. A constant winding tension and thread accumulation length are achieved in the thread accumulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Werner Birner, Herbert Reinhardt, Christian Hannes
  • Patent number: 6808061
    Abstract: Products are to be discharged at a discharge station from a compartmentalized conveyor (3) having laterally open compartments (7) formed between parallel intermediate walls (5) for accommodating the laterally projecting products (1). To push plural products out of the conveyor compartments, a pushing device (12) is moved out of a starting position in a running direction parallel to the conveying direction of the conveyor (3), and simultaneously is moved in a pushing direction perpendicular to the conveying direction by means of a crank drive via a connecting rod, and then is moved back into the starting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Winkler + Duennebier AG
    Inventor: Martin Dennert
  • Patent number: 6807752
    Abstract: An athletic shoe sole structure includes a midsole body that extends from a heel region to a forefoot region of a shoe, and an outsole body that is disposed under the midsole body, extends from the heel region to the forefoot region of the shoe, and is formed of a harder material than the midsole body. A heel portion of the outsole body includes a corrugation. The sole structure further includes a lower midsole disposed under the heel portion of the outsole body, an outsole heel portion attached at a lower surface of the lower midsole, and cleats provided at a lower surface of the outsole body. The sole structure having only two layers with the outsole and the midsole decreases the weight of the shoe, simplifies a manufacturing process, and reduces a manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Mizuno Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Nakano, Takaya Kimura, Seiichi Goto, Akihiro Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 6806749
    Abstract: A circuit includes a second switching unit, a first switching unit that is connected to and selectively actuates the second switching unit, and a capacitive voltage divider including first, second and third capacitances connected in series. The first and second switching units are connected respectively to first and second junctions between the first and second and the second and third capacitances respectively. An associated method involves applying a supply voltage to the voltage divider so as to charge the first and second junctions, discharging the first junction through the first switching unit, which, dependent on the voltage of the first junction, selectively actuates the second switching unit to supply an additional charging current to the second junction. A time-limited signal such as a power-on reset signal is tapped from the first or second switching unit or from the second junction. Thereafter, the circuit draws no further current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Atmel Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Ullrich Drusenthal
  • Patent number: 6806131
    Abstract: In a new process of making a DMOS transistor, the doping of the sloping side walls can be set independently from the doping of the floor region in a trench structure. Furthermore, different dopings can be established among the side walls. This is achieved especially by a sequence of implantation doping, etching to form the trench, formation of a scattering oxide protective layer on the side walls, and two-stage perpendicular and tilted final implantation doping. For DMOS transistors, this achieves high breakthrough voltages even with low turn-on resistances, and reduces the space requirement, in particular with regard to driver structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: ATMEL Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Bromberger, Franz Dietz, Volker Dudek, Michael Graf, Joern Herrfurth, Manfred Klaussner
  • Patent number: 6804586
    Abstract: An arrangement for generating control commands for controlling the slats and landing flaps of an aircraft includes two manually operable command input levers which are arranged directly side-by-side or as a “rod-within-rod” and are connected respectively by two linkages to two rotatable sensor disks that respectively cooperate with two sets of signal emitters that are electrically connected respectively to two control computers. The two levers and two linkages are coupled to form a single command transducer having two coupled parallel command transmission paths. Based on the signals of the signal emitters, the control computers generate actuating signals that are provided to actuators for adjusting the positions of the slats and landing flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Richter, Dieter Lang
  • Patent number: 6800360
    Abstract: Powder of a metal serving as a precursor for ceramics (1) and a sintering additive are mixed with each other and heat-treated by microwave heating thereby nitriding or oxidizing the metallic powder from the surface thereof and diffusing the metal with a nitride or an oxide formed on the shell of the metal for obtaining porous ceramics (1) having homogeneous and fine closed pores (1a). The porous ceramics (1) according to the present invention, having the closed pores (1a) homogeneously diffusing at a high ratio, exhibits excellent characteristics when applied to an electronic circuit board or the like requiring moisture absorption resistance, low permittivity and low dielectric loss as well as mechanical strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michimasa Miyanaga, Noboru Uchimura, Osamu Komura