Patents by Inventor Robert A. Strasser

Robert A. Strasser 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).

  • Publication number: 20220283107
    Abstract: Stirring device for stirring a sample in a container which is closable by a lid, for a flash point determination test and/or combustion point determination test, wherein the stirring device comprises a stirring unit which may extend at least partially through the lid for stirring the sample which is arranged in the container, a drive unit which is to be arranged at least partially outside of the lid, for driving, in particular rotationally driving, the stirring unit, a coupling unit for coupling the stirring unit with the drive unit, and an actuation unit which, in particular for adjusting the coupling unit, is actuatable such that selectively in a first actuation position, when pulling up the drive unit, the lid is detachable from the container commonly with the stirring device, or in a second actuation position, when pulling up the drive unit, the drive unit is detachable from the container, and the stirring unit and the lid remain at the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Christian Andreas HEINE, Robert SKOLE, Benjamin WILLIAMS, Florian STRASSER, Xenia TUAEV
  • Publication number: 20220236204
    Abstract: A device for tempering a sample located in a container for a flash point determination test and/or fire point determination test is provided, the device comprising: a temperature control block having a, in particular cylindrical, container receptacle for receiving the container; a cooling air guide body for delimiting a cooling air path in which the temperature control block is arranged; wherein the temperature control block has an outer surface with fins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Christian Andreas HEINE, Robert SKOLE, Martin HETTEGGER, Florian STRASSER, Xenia ERLER
  • Patent number: 11141894
    Abstract: An injection unit for a shaping machine includes an injection element suitable for introducing a plasticized material into a mold tool by a linear movement of the injection element. The injection element is coupled in linear motion-transmitting relationship to a bearing element, and at least two linear drives are adapted to exert a force on the injection element by the bearing element. The force can be transmitted by a transmission element from the at least two linear drives to the bearing element and thus to the injection element, and at least one clearance is arranged between the bearing element and the transmission element such that deformations of the bearing element are not transmitted to the transmission element or are transmitted to a reduced degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: ENGEL AUSTRIA GMBH
    Inventors: Franz Dirneder, Stephan Eppich, Robert Strasser, Gerhard Hackl-Lehner, Christoph Balka, Friedrich Pernkopf, Gernot Boehm
  • Publication number: 20210221037
    Abstract: An injection unit for a shaping machine includes an injection element suitable for introducing a plasticized material into a mould tool by a linear movement of the injection element. The injection element is coupled in linear motion-transmitting relationship to a bearing element, and at least two linear drives are adapted to exert a force on the injection element by the bearing element. The force can be transmitted by a transmission element from the at least two linear drives to the bearing element and thus to the injection element, and at least one clearance is arranged between the bearing element and the transmission element so that deformations of the bearing element are not transmitted to the transmission element or are transmitted to a reduced degree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Franz DIRNEDER, Stephan EPPICH, Robert STRASSER, Gerhard HACKL-LEHNER, Christoph BALKA, Friedrich PERNKOPF, Gernot BOEHM
  • Patent number: 10525625
    Abstract: A plasticizing unit for a molding machine includes a plasticizing cylinder, and the plasticizing cylinder has a feed zone and a filling opening for material to be plasticized. The filling opening is arranged adjacent to the feeding zone, and a thermal separating device is arranged between the feed zone and the filling opening. An active tempering device for the filling opening is provided, and the active tempering device includes at least one tempering conduit and a tempering medium turbulently flowing through the tempering conduit during operation of the active tempering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ENGEL AUSTRIA GMBH
    Inventors: Franz Dirneder, Friedrich Johann Kilian, Florian Porod, Robert Strasser
  • Publication number: 20190295189
    Abstract: Techniques for vehicle identification are described herein. In one example, vehicle identification information is obtained for a vehicle at a smart fueling station. Using the vehicle identification information, characteristics of the vehicle may be considered, and a fuel price can be set. Fuel can be dispensed to the vehicle according to the price as set. Payment may be made, such as by an automated system based on near field communications (NFC). The techniques used to identify the vehicle may utilize connections to the on-board diagnostic port (e.g., OBD II) of the vehicle, NFC and data encryption techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Strasser
  • Patent number: 10405919
    Abstract: Described here are systems and methods for affecting tissue within a body to form a lesion. Some systems comprise tissue-affecting devices, devices that guide the advancement of the tissue-affecting elements to a target tissue region, devices that locate and secure tissue, and devices that help position the tissue-affecting devices along the target tissue. The methods described here comprise advancing a first tissue-affecting device to a first surface of a target tissue, advancing a second tissue-affecting device to a second surface of the target tissue, and positioning the first and second devices so that a lesion may be formed in the tissue between them. In some variations, the devices, systems, and methods described here are used to treat atrial fibrillation by ablating fibrillating tissue from an endocardial surface and an epicardial surface of a heart. Methods of closing, occluding, and/or removing the left atrial appendage are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SentreHEART, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory W. Fung, Russell A. Seiber, Robert Strasser, Arnold M. Escano, Ryan Douglas Helmuth
  • Publication number: 20170291342
    Abstract: A plasticizing unit for a molding machine, comprising a plasticizing cylinder, wherein the plasticizing cylinder comprises a feed zone and a filling opening for material to be plasticized, said filling opening being arranged adjacent to the feeding zone, wherein a thermal separating device is arranged between the feed zone and the filling opening and wherein an active tempering device for the filling opening is provided, characterized in that the active tempering device comprises at least one tempering conduit and in that a tempering medium turbulent flows through the tempering conduit during operation of the active tempering device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Franz DIRNEDER, Friedrich Johann KILIAN, Florian POROD, Robert STRASSER
  • Patent number: 9486281
    Abstract: Described here are devices and systems for accessing and delivering devices to a heart. The left atrial appendage may be used as an access port to allow pericardial access to internal structures of the heart. Systems that may be used to provide access to the heart via the left atrial appendage may comprise a first access element with a first alignment member, a second access element with a second alignment member, a piercing element, and an exchange element. A piercing element may be advanced to pierce the wall of the left atrial appendage to form an access site therethrough. Optionally, an exchange element may be advanced to initiate a track between the inside and outside of the left atrial appendage, which may be used for device delivery. Some systems may further comprise a left atrial appendage stabilization device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: SENTREHEART, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory W. Fung, Russell A. Seiber, Robert Strasser, Ryan Douglas Helmuth
  • Publication number: 20160008061
    Abstract: Described here are systems and methods for affecting tissue within a body to form a lesion. Some systems comprise tissue-affecting devices, devices that guide the advancement of the tissue-affecting elements to a target tissue region, devices that locate and secure tissue, and devices that help position the tissue-affecting devices along the target tissue. The methods described here comprise advancing a first tissue-affecting device to a first surface of a target tissue, advancing a second tissue-affecting device to a second surface of the target tissue, and positioning the first and second devices so that a lesion may be formed in the tissue between them. In some variations, the devices, systems, and methods described here are used to treat atrial fibrillation by ablating fibrillating tissue from an endocardial surface and an epicardial surface of a heart. Methods of closing, occluding, and/or removing the left atrial appendage are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Gregory W. FUNG, Russell A. SEIBER, Robert STRASSER, Arnold M. ESCANO, Ryan Douglas HELMUTH
  • Publication number: 20140303721
    Abstract: Described here are devices and systems for accessing and delivering devices to a heart. The left atrial appendage may be used as an access port to allow pericardial access to internal structures of the heart. Systems that may be used to provide access to the heart via the left atrial appendage may comprise a first access element with a first alignment member, a second access element with a second alignment member, a piercing element, and an exchange element. A piercing element may be advanced to pierce the wall of the left atrial appendage to form an access site therethrough. Optionally, an exchange element may be advanced to initiate a track between the inside and outside of the left atrial appendage, which may be used for device delivery. Some systems may further comprise a left atrial appendage stabilization device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory W. FUNG, Russell A. SEIBER, Robert STRASSER, Ryan Douglas HELMUTH
  • Patent number: 8795310
    Abstract: Described here are devices, methods, and systems for accessing and delivering devices to a heart. The left atrial appendage may be used as an access port to allow pericardial access to internal structures of the heart. Systems that may be used to provide access to the heart via the left atrial appendage may comprise a first access element with a first alignment member, a second access element with a second alignment member, a piercing element, and an exchange element. Some systems may further comprise a left atrial appendage stabilization device. Methods of accessing and delivering devices to the heart via the left atrial appendage may comprise advancing a first access element into the left atrial appendage by an intravascular pathway and advancing a second access element towards the left atrial appendage through the pericardial space. The first and second alignment members may form an attachment through the wall of the left atrial appendage so that the first and second access elements are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: SentreHEART, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory W. Fung, Russell A. Seiber, Robert Strasser, Ryan Douglas Helmuth
  • Publication number: 20110282250
    Abstract: Described here are systems and methods for affecting tissue within a body to form a lesion. Some systems comprise tissue-affecting devices, devices that guide the advancement of the tissue-affecting elements to a target tissue region, devices that locate and secure tissue, and devices that help position the tissue-affecting devices along the target tissue. The methods described here comprise advancing a first tissue-affecting device to a first surface of a target tissue, advancing a second tissue-affecting device to a second surface of the target tissue, and positioning the first and second devices so that a lesion may be formed in the tissue between them. In some variations, the devices, systems, and methods described here are used to treat atrial fibrillation by ablating fibrillating tissue from an endocardial surface and an epicardial surface of a heart. Methods of closing, occluding, and/or removing the left atrial appendage are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Gregory W. Fung, Russell A. Seiber, Robert Strasser, Arnold M. Escano, Ryan Douglas Helmuth
  • Publication number: 20110276075
    Abstract: Described here are devices, methods, and systems for accessing and delivering devices to a heart. The left atrial appendage may be used as an access port to allow pericardial access to internal structures of the heart. Systems that may be used to provide access to the heart via the left atrial appendage may comprise a first access element with a first alignment member, a second access element with a second alignment member, a piercing element, and an exchange element. Some systems may further comprise a left atrial appendage stabilization device. Methods of accessing and delivering devices to the heart via the left atrial appendage may comprise advancing a first access element into the left atrial appendage by an intravascular pathway and advancing a second access element towards the left atrial appendage through the pericardial space. The first and second alignment members may form an attachment through the wall of the left atrial appendage so that the first and second access elements are aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: SentreHEART, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory W. Fung, Russell A. Seiber, Robert Strasser, Ryan Douglas Helmuth
  • Patent number: 7614127
    Abstract: An apparatus for needling a non-woven web. The apparatus comprises at least one needle beam. The needle beam, the lower side of which comprises a needle board having a plurality of needles, is held by a beam support, which is guided by means of a vertical drive for an oscillating movement in an upward and downward movement and is guided by means of a horizontal drive for an oscillating movement in a reciprocating movement. At least two driven eccentric shafts and several connecting rods, which are assigned to the eccentric shafts and the free ends of which are coupled to the beam support, are provided as the vertical drive. The horizontal drive comprises at least one horizontal link, one end of which is connected to the beam support and the opposite end of which is coupled to a gear kinematics, which comprises an eccentric drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Tilman Reutter, Andreas Plump, Robert Strasser
  • Publication number: 20090119894
    Abstract: An apparatus for needling a non-woven web. The apparatus comprises at least one needle beam. The needle beam, the lower side of which comprises a needle board having a plurality of needles, is held by a beam support, which is guided by means of a vertical drive for an oscillating movement in an upward and downward movement and is guided by means of a horizontal drive for an oscillating movement in a reciprocating movement. At least two driven eccentric shafts and several connecting rods, which are assigned to the eccentric shafts and the free ends of which are coupled to the beam support, are provided as the vertical drive. The horizontal drive comprises at least one horizontal link, one end of which is connected to the beam support and the opposite end of which is coupled to a gear kinematics, which comprises an eccentric drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: TILMAN REUTTER, Andreas Plump, Robert Strasser
  • Patent number: 6584659
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for needling a non-woven material with a support (1) for at least one needleboard (3) with at least two eccentric drives (7, 8) which are drivably connected with the support (1) via connecting rods (9, 10) and with a device for adjusting the mutual angular position of the two eccentric drives (7, 8). In order to provide advantageous constructional conditions it is proposed that the device for adjusting the mutual angular position of the two eccentric drives (7, 8) consists of a superposition gear (17) in a gear train (11) for the drive connection of the two eccentric drives (7, 8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Textilemaschinenfabrik Dr. Ernst Fehrer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ludwig Legl, Robert Strasser, Andreas Plump
  • Patent number: 6568051
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for needling a non-woven material with a support (1) receiving at least one needleboard (3), which support is drivable in a reciprocating fashion both in the needle-penetration direction (5) as well as the direction of passage (6) of the non-woven material and on which are coupled the connecting rods (9, 10) of two oppositely drivable eccentric drives (7, 8) for the drive in the needle-penetration direction (5) and on which acts at least one additional eccentric drive (7, 8), and with a device for setting the movement component of the support in the direction of passage (6) of the non-woven material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Textilmaschinenfabrik Dr. Ernst Fehrer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ludwig Legl, Robert Strasser, Andreas Plump
  • Publication number: 20030074773
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for needling a non-woven material with a support (1) receiving at least one needleboard (3), which support is drivable in a reciprocating fashion both in the needle-penetration direction (5) as well as the direction of passage (6) of the non-woven material and on which are coupled the connecting rods (9, 10) of two oppositely drivable eccentric drives (7, 8) for the drive in the needle-penetration direction (5) and on which acts at least one additional eccentric drive (7, 8), and with a device for setting the movement component of the support in the direction of passage (6) of the non-woven material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Applicant: TEXTILMASCHINENFABRIK DR. ERNST FEHRER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Ludwig Legl, Robert Strasser, Andreas Plump
  • Publication number: 20030041424
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for needling a non-woven material with a support (1) for at least one needleboard (3) with at least two eccentric drives (7, 8) which are drivably connected with the support (1) via connecting rods (9, 10) and with a device for adjusting the mutual angular position of the two eccentric drives (7, 8). In order to provide advantageous constructional conditions it is proposed that the device for adjusting the mutual angular position of the two eccentric drives (7, 8) consists of a superposition gear (17) in a gear train (11) for the drive connection of the two eccentric drives (7, 8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Applicant: TEXTIL MASCHINENFABRIK DR. ERNST FEHRER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Ludwig Legl, Robert Strasser, Andreas Plump