Patents by Inventor Joachim Lackner

Joachim Lackner has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9297822
    Abstract: A laboratory system for handling sample tube racks, an alignment element for sample tube racks and a rack tray receiver assembly are disclosed. The laboratory system to handle laboratory sample tube racks includes a robotic arm (220) with a gripper (222) for gripping primary racks (PR), the primary racks (PR) to be handled include a first end surface (76) and a second end surface (78), the first end surface (76) having a first surface geometry and the second end surface (78) having a second surface geometry, and the gripper (222) includes a first gripping arm (226) and a second gripping arm (228), with the first gripping arm (226) having a gripping surface being complementary to the first surface geometry, and the second gripping arm (228) having a gripping surface being complementary to the second surface geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Rolf Frey, Fritz Goedl, Bruno Koch, Joachim Lackner, Ueli Stettler, Beat Widmer
  • Patent number: 8839764
    Abstract: In a fuel supply system for heavy oil common-rail injection systems for internal combustion engines, including a tank (1), a primary feed pump (3) for delivering heavy oil from the tank (1) to a high-pressure pump (5), wherein the high-pressure pump (5), via at least one high-pressure line (12), is connected to a high-pressure accumulator (rail) (6) feeding at least one injector (8), and, furthermore, a purge valve (9), which is connected to the high-pressure accumulator via a separate high-pressure line (15) for directing at least a portion of the heavy oil back into the tank (1) via a return line, the purge valve (9) includes a valve member (28) which is movable between an opened and a closed position, a high-pressure connection for a high-pressure line (15) communicating with a heavy oil high-pressure accumulator (rail) (6), a low-pressure connection for a return line, and actuating means for actuating the valve member (28), wherein the valve seat (29) of the valve member (28) is designed as a sliding seat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Graspeuntner, Joachim Lackner, Johannes Schnedt
  • Publication number: 20140037420
    Abstract: A laboratory system for handling sample tube racks, an alignment element for sample tube racks and a rack tray receiver assembly are disclosed. The laboratory system to handle laboratory sample tube racks comprises a robotic arm (220) with a gripper (222) for gripping primary racks (PR), wherein the primary racks (PR) to be handled comprise a first end surface (76) and a second end surface (78), the first end surface (76) having a first surface geometry and the second end surface (78) having a second surface geometry, and wherein the gripper (222) comprises a first gripping arm (226) and a second gripping arm (228), with the first gripping arm (226) having a gripping surface being complementary to the first surface geometry, and the second gripping arm (228) having a gripping surface being complementary to the second surface geometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Rolf Frey, Fritz Goedl, Bruno Koch, Joachim Lackner, Ueli Stettler, Beat Widmer
  • Patent number: 8580195
    Abstract: A laboratory system for handling sample tube racks, an alignment element for sample tube racks and a rack tray receiver assembly are disclosed. The laboratory system to handle laboratory sample tube racks comprises a robotic arm (220) with a gripper (222) for gripping primary racks (PR), wherein the primary racks (PR) to be handled comprise a first end surface (76) and a second end surface (78), the first end surface (76) having a first surface geometry and the second end surface (78) having a second surface geometry, and wherein the gripper (222) comprises a first gripping arm (226) and a second gripping arm (228), with the first gripping arm (226) having a gripping surface being complementary to the first surface geometry, and the second gripping arm (228) having a gripping surface being complementary to the second surface geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Rolf Frey, Fritz Goedl, Bruno Koch, Joachim Lackner, Beat Widmer, Lydia Stettler
  • Patent number: 8100266
    Abstract: A laboratory storage and retrieval system and a method to handle laboratory sample tubes are disclosed. The laboratory storage and retrieval system for storing sample tubes and retrieving stored sample tubes comprises a rack handler section (12) and a storage section (14), the rack handler section (12) comprising a transport system and a determination unit, wherein the transport system receives and transports incoming primary racks (PR) containing sample tubes (S) to the determination unit for determining at least one given parameter of the sample tubes (S) relating to predetermined sort criteria in order to have the transport system unload the sample tubes from the analysed primary rack (PR) and resort the unloaded sample tubes into appropriate storage racks (SR) depending on the determined sample tubes' sort criteria parameter for storage in the storage section (14) in the storage racks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Joachim Lackner, Ueli Stettler
  • Publication number: 20110192376
    Abstract: In a fuel supply system for heavy oil common-rail injection systems for internal combustion engines, including a tank (1), a primary feed pump (3) for delivering heavy oil from the tank (1) to a high-pressure pump (5), wherein the high-pressure pump (5), via at least one high-pressure line (12), is connected to a high-pressure accumulator (rail) (6) feeding at least one injector (8), and, furthermore, a purge valve (9), which is connected to the high-pressure accumulator via a separate high-pressure line (15) for directing at least a portion of the heavy oil back into the tank (1) via a return line, the purge valve (9) includes a valve member (28) which is movable between an opened and a closed position, a high-pressure connection for a high-pressure line (15) communicating with a heavy oil high-pressure accumulator (rail) (6), a low-pressure connection for a return line, and actuating means for actuating the valve member (28), wherein the valve seat (29) of the valve member (28) is designed as a sliding seat
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: Robert Bosch Gmbh
    Inventors: Christian Graspeuntner, Joachim Lackner, Johannes Schnedt
  • Publication number: 20100028203
    Abstract: A laboratory system for handling sample tube racks, an alignment element for sample tube racks and a rack tray receiver assembly are disclosed. The laboratory system to handle laboratory sample tube racks comprises a robotic arm (220) with a gripper (222) for gripping primary racks (PR), wherein the primary racks (PR) to be handled comprise a first end surface (76) and a second end surface (78), the first end surface (76) having a first surface geometry and the second end surface (78) having a second surface geometry, and wherein the gripper (222) comprises a first gripping arm (226) and a second gripping arm (228), with the first gripping arm (226) having a gripping surface being complementary to the first surface geometry, and the second gripping arm (228) having a gripping surface being complementary to the second surface geometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Rolf Frey, Fritz Goedl, Bruno Koch, Joachim Lackner, Ueli Stettler, Beat Widmer, Lydia Stettler
  • Publication number: 20100028124
    Abstract: A laboratory storage and retrieval system and a method to handle laboratory sample tubes are disclosed. The laboratory storage and retrieval system for storing sample tubes and retrieving stored sample tubes comprises a rack handler section (12) and a storage section (14), the rack handler section (12) comprising a transport system and a determination unit, wherein the transport system receives and transports incoming primary racks (PR) containing sample tubes (S) to the determination unit for determining at least one given parameter of the sample tubes (S) relating to predetermined sort criteria in order to have the transport system unload the sample tubes from the analysed primary rack (PR) and resort the unloaded sample tubes into appropriate storage racks (SR) depending on the determined sample tubes' sort criteria parameter for storage in the storage section (14) in the storage racks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Joachim Lackner, Ueli Stettler
  • Publication number: 20090205614
    Abstract: In a device for the injection of fuel into the combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, including an injector nozzle (5) and a nozzle needle (7) which is guided in a longitudinally displaceable manner within the injector nozzle (5) and, for the control of its opening and closing movements, is capable of being pressurized in the axial direction by the pressure prevailing in a control chamber (12) filled with fuel, wherein the control chamber (12) communicates with a supply line (14) and a discharge line (19), and a magnetic control valve (16) is arranged in at least one of the two lines, said magnetic control valve comprising a valve-closing member (25) coupled with an actuating member (21) and pressable against a valve seat (26), and said actuating member (21) being separated from the closing member (25) and the valve seat (26) by a bellows seal (28), the valve-closing member is configured as a valve ball and pressable against a conical valve seat (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jaroslav Hlousek, Franz Guggenbichler, Helmut Giessauf, Joachim Lackner, Bernd Kogler
  • Patent number: 6092802
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing printed products from a web of paper printed on according to a predetermined page sequence and subsequently cut crosswise, or crosswise and lengthwise to form individual sheets which can be optionally turned by 90.degree., relative to their position, on a continued conveying route. The individual sheets are supplied one after another in one or several rows and via a joint conveying segment to a location for further processing. An arrangement for implementing the process includes a cutting device that follows a printing machine and is connected for effectively conveying to a further processing arrangement. A downstream end of a conveying route between the cutting device and the further processing arrangement has a conveying segment into which two conveying routes discharge. The two conveying routes are separated by a diverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: Grapha-Holding AG
    Inventors: Joachim Lackner, Marcel Strauss