Patents Assigned to Interatom GmbH
  • Patent number: 5178970
    Abstract: A high-temperature fuel cell includes two chambers to be acted upon by a reaction gas. A partition is formed of an oxygen-conducting ceramic material with a given coefficient of thermal expansion. The partition separates the chambers from one another and defines outer walls of the chambers opposite the partition and side walls of the chambers contacting the partition. Electrodes are each disposed at a respective side of the partition. The outer walls are formed of a soft metal sheet having at least one corrugation for compensation of expansion and the side walls are formed of a material with the given coefficient of thermal expansion. A high-temperature fuel cell stack may include a plurality of series-connected high-temperature fuel cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Assignee: Interatom GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Jansing, Martin Turwitt
  • Patent number: 5116581
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for an exhaust gas catalyst includes a metallic exhaust gas catalyst carrier body and a tubular jacket in which the catalyst carrier body is disposed. The catalyst carrier body is fastened to the tubular jacket while permitting lengthwise expansion of the catalyst carrier body, through the use of beads encircling at least part of the catalyst carrier body and corresponding formations formed in the tubular jacket into which the beads protrude in the form of slots and keys. The catalyst carrier body and the beads are disposed at axial and radial distances from the tubular jacket and the formations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventors: Theodor Cyron, Wolfgang Maus
  • Patent number: 4969592
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for uniting workpieces of silicon-infiltrated silicon carbide with large dimensions includes surrounding each of two silicon-infiltrated silicon carbide workpieces with at least one tightly closing shell in the vicinity of a junction between the workpieces, defining at least one intermediate space between the shell and the workpieces. A vacuum or an inert gas atmosphere is maintained in the intermediate space or spaces. Solder is placed at the junction and the junction is locally heated to soldering temperature for materially bonding the workpieces by soldering at the junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1990
    Assignees: Interatom GmbH, Didier-Werke AG
    Inventors: Mohamed Yarahmadi, Hartmut Kainer, Juergen Sommerer
  • Patent number: 4958523
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring the flow rate of electrically conductive liquids includes two coils disposed in succession as seen in the flow direction of a liquid. The coils are switched in alternation as a primary and a secondary coil. One of the coils is excited with an alternating current as the primary coil, and voltage induced by the excitation in the other of the coils as the secondary coil is measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventor: Joachim Knaak
  • Patent number: 4946822
    Abstract: A catalyst carrier body and a method for producing the same, includes layers of textured curved metal sheets through which a fluid can flow, a jacket in which the curved metal sheets are disposed, and at least one supporting wall disposed in and firmly joined to the jacket forming a supporting structure for the body, the curved metal sheets being individually secured to the supporting walls for absorbing radial expansions of the supporting structure through changes in the curvature of the sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Swars
  • Patent number: 4930574
    Abstract: The process is of special interest to refinieries in the neighborhood of existing oilfields. The crude oil additionally released in the known manner by the introduction of hot water or steam contains also a so-called petroleum gas consisting largely of methane as well as other combustible gases. According to the invention, this gas is converted in hydrogen using a cracking oven heated by a high-temperature reactor, with steam being produced by the heat released by the cracking oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Jager, Dietmar Schreiber
  • Patent number: 4923109
    Abstract: A method of producing a honeycomb body including a stack of structured metal sheets disposed in layers at least partially spaced apart from each other defining a multiplicity of channels through which gases can flow, the stack having ends twisted in mutually opposite directions about at least two fixation points, and a jacket tube surrounding the sheets and being formed of at least one segment, the sheets having ends joined with the jacket tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventor: Theodor Cyron
  • Patent number: 4898129
    Abstract: A rotary piston pump assembly includes a rotary piston pump having a pump housing. First and second outlets lead fluid out of the pump housing. The fluid is returned into the pump housing through the first outlets and the first outlets are closed during a portion of the rotation of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventors: Ewald Junghans, Gabriel Tittizer
  • Patent number: 4896633
    Abstract: A rotary piston pump assembly includes a rotary piston pump having first, second and third sectors. Pistons successively pass through the first, the second and the third sectors during one rotation. The pump has a pump output equal to zero during passage of the pistons through the first sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventors: Ewald Junghans, Gabriel Tittizer
  • Patent number: 4890663
    Abstract: A method for producing a metallic component provided with a ceramic lining in a mold includes applying a first ceramic layer to a mold. A sliding layer is applied to the first ceramic layer. A second ceramic layer divided by joints into individual zones is applied to the sliding layer. The second ceramic layer is coated with a metal forming a finished component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventor: Mohamed Yarahmadi
  • Patent number: 4867004
    Abstract: A cylindrical sensor for the sectional expansion of hollow shafts by exerting fluid pressure includes a sensor body to be disposed in a hollow shaft. The sensor body has an end and includes a sensor surface having sections corresponding to sections of the hollow shaft to be expanded. The sensor body has an outer hollow cylinder with substantially radial bores formed therein. The bores discharge partly in the sections of the sensor surface and the bores have inner ends. The sensor body has an inner cylinder onto which the outer hollow cylinder is forced. The outer hollow cylinder has an inner cylindrical surface and the inner cylinder has an outer cylindrical surface. At least one of the cylindrical surfaces has at least two longitudinal grooves formed therein communicating with the inner ends of the radial bores and forming inflow lines and drain lines for pressure fluid extending from the end of the sensor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Swars
  • Patent number: 4848932
    Abstract: A gas-static and gas-dynamic radial bearing assembly includes a shaft having a supply line extending in the interior thereof for bearing gas. The shaft has a portion in the form of a porous sintered body. A bearing has a given bearing length, part of which is occupied by the porous sintered body. The bearing has a bearing box divided into individual segments partly overlapping one another at given regions. Spring elements in the vicinity of said given regions spread said segments apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventor: Heinrich Puetz
  • Patent number: 4849157
    Abstract: Core barrel for a high-temperature nuclear reactor, including internal parts formed of an inner layer of graphite blocks stacked on each other and an outer layer of carbon blocks stacked on each other together forming columns, the blocks of the respective layers being staggered in height, offset relative to each other in azimuth and having indentations alternately formed therein causing each two layers of graphite blocks to be supported on a protruding layer of carbon blocks and each two layers of carbon blocks to be supported on a protruding layer of graphite blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Ullrich
  • Patent number: 4847962
    Abstract: A method for producing porous bearing shells with a compacted surface for gas-static bearings from sintered hollow blanks includes heating a blank with an inside diameter smaller than a rated diameter of a bearing and slipping the blank in the heated state onto a mandrel having an outside diameter equal to the rated diameter of the bearing. Subsequently the blank is cooled to the operating temperature of the bearing. The blank is reheated and the blank is finally pulled off the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventor: Heinrich Puetz
  • Patent number: 4847230
    Abstract: A method of producing a metallic exhaust gas catalyst carrier body includes winding alternating layer of smooth and corrugated sheetmetal strips to form a blank and inserting the blank into a jacket tube, each winding of the blank being formed of a respective smooth and corrugated sheetmetal strip each having an individually predeterminable length; determining the length of each winding in accordance with the length necessary for filling a predetermined jacket tube cross section, fixing each winding beforehand to at least one side of the blank, so as to produce an approximately egg-shaped blank which is tightly wound on the one side and wound with varying looseness in the remaining region thereof; inserting the blank into the jacket tube in such a manner that the tightly wound side is located in a region of the jacket tube cross section in which a largest possible inscribed circle of the jacket tube cross section engages the jacket tube, and a device for carrying out the method, a carrier body formed by the m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventor: Theodor Cyron
  • Patent number: 4832998
    Abstract: A honeycomb body and a method of producing the body including a stack of structured metal sheets disposed in layers at least partially spaced apart from each other defining a multiplicity of channels through which gases can flow, the stack having ends twisted in mutually opposite directions about at least two fixation points, and a jacket tube surrounding the sheets and being formed of at least one segment, the sheets having ends joined with the jacket tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventor: Theodor Cyron
  • Patent number: 4824011
    Abstract: A method for producing honeycomb-like brazed metallic catalyst carrier bodies, includes applying brazing material to thin structured metal sheets, subsequently heating areas to be brazed with laser beams producing brazed connections, and rolling or laminating the metal sheets in alternating layers. An apparatus for producing the bodies and the bodies themselves are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Maus, Rolf Kottmann, Theodor Cyron, Ludwig Wieres
  • Patent number: 4822766
    Abstract: A metallic carrier foil to be coated with ceramic catalytic material and a method for producing the foil, include an electroformed metal foil having a plurality of microscopic holes formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventors: Theodor Cyron, Wolfgang Staubwasser
  • Patent number: 4821689
    Abstract: A valve drive assembly for an internal combustion engine includes a given number of pistons, the given number of inlet or outlet valves each being connected to a piston and independently movable by hydraulic fluid acting upon the pistons, at least one rotatable link disposed in a housing for aiding in shutting off and releasing a supply of hydraulic fluid to the pistons at regular intervals, and an auxiliary shaft supported in the rotatable link and driven by a crankshaft. First and second supply lines for hydraulic fluid lead from a hydraulic pump to first and second annular grooves formed in the housing. The rotatable link has the given number of radial third and fourth conduits formed therein communicating with the first and second annular grooves. The auxiliary shaft has fifth and sixth annular grooves formed therein communicating with the third and fourth conduits. Fifth and sixth conduits communicate with the fifth and sixth annular grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventors: Gabriel Tittizer, Ewald Junghans
  • Patent number: 4818746
    Abstract: A metal catalyst carrier or support body is rolled or laminated from two alternating layers of sheet metal of different structure, wherein the sheet-metal layer, at least in some areas relative to one another, have double or multiple-wave structure, in that one of the layers has a wave structure including at least two superimposed or alternating waves of different wavelength and/or amplitude and/or both layers have wave structures of different wavelength and/or amplitude, by means of which in both cases the number of contact points between the two layers is reduced and the elasticity of the resultant structure is increased, wherein none of the wavelengths is considerably smaller than the wavelenth having the greatest amplitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: Interatom GmbH
    Inventor: Theodor Cyron