Patents by Inventor Richard Hoffmann

Richard Hoffmann 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: 10456535
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inhaler device for delivering a dose of medicament in dry powder form from a container to a patient in need thereof. The inhaler comprises a swirl chamber in which particles of the medicament entrained in an airflow swirl upon inhalation thereby breaking up the agglomerates into finest dispersed powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Presspart Manufacturing Ltd.
    Inventors: Julian Hemy, Richard Turner, Hans-Peter Schmelzer, Dietmar Schmitz, Stefan Hoffmann, Ameet Sule, Sunita Sule, Matthias Seiler, George Alexander Bostock, Aki Hannu Einari Laakso, Michael Worth, Matthew Schumann
  • Publication number: 20190292090
    Abstract: A furnace system includes a muffle defining a furnace cavity. A lower heater is coupled to the muffle and is configured to create a hot zone within the furnace cavity having a temperature of about 1900° C. or greater. An upper muffle extension is positioned above the muffle and defines a handle cavity. A downfeed handle is positioned within the handle cavity such that a gap is defined between an outer surface of the downfeed handle and an inner surface of the upper muffle extension. An upper heater is thermally coupled to the upper muffle extension and configured to heat the gap. A gas screen is positioned in the upper muffle extension and is configured to inject a process gas into the handle cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Erling Richard Anderson, Tammy M Hoffmann, John Michael Jewell, Nikolaos Pantelis Kladias, Robert Clark Moore
  • Publication number: 20190254123
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an induction cooking hob (10) comprising at least one cooking zone (12) including one induction coil (14). The induction cooking hob (10) comprises at least one user interface (22) including at least one display with at least one indicator corresponding with one cooking zone (12, 28, 30, 32). The induction coil (34, 36, 38, 40) is provided for detecting at least one parameter related to the power of the electromagnetic field generated by said induction coil (34, 36, 38, 40). The induction cooking hob (10) comprises a memory for storing a maximum value of the parameter detected by the induction coil (14) of the cooking zone (12) when a cooking pot (26) is arranged upon said cooking zone (12). The indicator corresponding with the cooking zone (12) indicates a signal related to an incorrect position of the cooking pot (26), if the currently detected value of the parameter is lower than the maximum value of said parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Harald HOFFMANN, Gerhard KLEIN, Richard TUREK
  • Patent number: 10349467
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cooking hob (10) including at least two cooking zones (16, 18) and a balance system for adjusting the temperature of a cooking vessel (20) after said cooking vessel (20) has been moved from a first cooking zone (16) to a second cooking zone (18). The cooking zones (16, 18) comprise or correspond with a vessel recognition device in each case. The cooking hob (10) includes a sensor device for detecting the temperature of the first cooking zone (16). The balance system is provided for activating a boosted power level (30) at the second cooking zone (18) for an estimated time in order to compensate the energy loss (Qs) of the cooking vessel (20) during setting said cooking vessel (20) on the second cooking zone (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Harald Hoffmann, Richard Turek
  • Patent number: 7412023
    Abstract: A X-ray diagnostic apparatus includes an X-ray imaging unit including an X-ray tube and an X-ray detecting unit to generate an X-ray image, an image generating unit generating a 3D non-blood vessel image and a 3D blood vessel image from an original 3D image generated by the X-ray diagnostic apparatus or an X-ray CT apparatus, a projection image generating unit generating a non-blood vessel projection image from the 3D non-blood vessel image and generating a blood vessel projection image from the 3D blood vessel image, a positional shift identifying unit identifying a positional shift between the X-ray image and the non-blood vessel projection image, a correcting unit correcting a positional shift of the blood vessel projection image on the basis of the positional shift, and a display unit which displays the X-ray image and the corrected blood vessel projection image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignees: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Satoru Ohishi, Kenneth Richard Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 6863254
    Abstract: 2.1. Existing valve control devices are set up in housings that feature also the complete yoke in addition to the valve spools. 2.2. In order to reduce the assembly effort required as well as the play of the valve domes on the inside of the spool, yoke arrangements are mounted externally on the housing. 2.3. Such valve control devices are suitable for antilock braking systems, anti-slip control systems, electronic brake servos, and electronic stabilizing programs in motor vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Urban Altenrenger, Markus Binder, Georg Dorfinger, Richard Hoffmann, Willy Kring, Klaus Schirmer, Roberto Schlenker
  • Publication number: 20040069965
    Abstract: 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Applicant: TEMIC TELEFUNKEN microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Urban Altenrenger, Markus Binder, Georg Dorfinger, Richard Hoffmann, Willy Kring, Klaus Schirmer, Roberto Schlenker
  • Publication number: 20020056820
    Abstract: 2.1. Existing valve control devices are set up in housings that feature a cover and a frame in which the valve spools are embedded. Between the cover and the frame, there is the circuit carrier with the electronic components. With the new valve control device, there is no longer to be any need for a housing, and the manufacturing process is to be simplified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: Urban Altenrenger, Markus Binder, Georg Dorfinger, Richard Hoffmann, Willy Kring, Klaus Schirmer, Roberto Schlenker
  • Publication number: 20010048244
    Abstract: Existing valve control devices are set up in housings that feature also the complete yoke in addition to the valve spools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Publication date: December 6, 2001
    Inventors: Urban Altenrenger, Markus Binder, Georg Dorfinger, Richard Hoffmann, Willy Kring, Klaus Schirmer, Roberto Schlenker
  • Patent number: 5446249
    Abstract: An active noise control system is provided for cancellation of noise in a duct. A speaker is mounted over an opening in the duct. An enclosure is mounted the duct about the speaker. Air flow is generated through the enclosure in order to balance the diffusion of water vapor through the speaker such that the dew point of the air in the enclosure is always below the temperature of the air in the enclosure, thus avoiding condensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1995
    Assignee: Digisonix, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth D. Goodman, Richard A. Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 5075822
    Abstract: The invention relates to a housing for installation in motor vehicles to hold electronic components arranged on a PCB. In accordance with the invention, the housing comprises a trough-shaped housing section and a metal lid. In addition, several heat sinks are arranged on the PCB, with the PCB being firmly connected exclusively to these heat sinks. Here, the heat sinks are designed such that they are in direct contact with both the housing section and the metal lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1991
    Assignee: Telefunken electronic GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz Baumler, Richard Hoffmann, Klaus Schirmer, Otto Zeides
  • Patent number: 4651906
    Abstract: An arrangement for applying an adhesive medium, particularly for leather and shoe articles, has an adhesive medium applying nozzle and a nozzle needle member arranged to close and to open the nozzle. A driver connects one end of the nozzle needle member with a driving unit which includes at least two selectively actuatable driving devices formed with individually adjustable displacement elements so that they move the nozzle needle member selectively over different adjustable strokes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Assignee: Bima Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Hoffmann, Friedrich Biedermann
  • Patent number: 4436362
    Abstract: A connecting plug for printed circuit boards has a receiving part with a front cross bar having rectangular openings therein surrounded by insertion bevels and corresponding to the necessary contact count. A multiple contact strip containing contacts snaps into the receiving part. Contact insertion and a decrease in assembly is thereby facilitated. The connecting plug is suitable, in particular, for use in devices of data systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1984
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Richard Hoffmann, Franz Zobawa