Patents Assigned to ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH
  • Patent number: 10501159
    Abstract: An unmanned underwater vehicle may comprise a remotely operated underwater vehicle and an autonomously operating underwater vehicle. The unmanned underwater vehicle may also comprise a first connection to the remotely operated underwater vehicle. The first connection may serve to exchange data. The unmanned underwater vehicle may additionally comprise a second connection to the remotely operated underwater vehicle. The second connection may serve to supply energy. The unmanned underwater vehicle may still further include a third connection to the autonomously operating underwater vehicle, which third connection serves to exchange data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Christian Frühling, Hendrik Brandt, Axel Panoch
  • Patent number: 10483842
    Abstract: A drive system for a submarine may include a DC power supply system for supplying electrical energy to a drive of the submarine and a plurality of battery strings, which each may comprise a plurality of series-connected battery modules. The battery strings may each be connected to a string connection unit via which the battery string can be selectively connected to or disconnected from the DC power supply system. The string current flowing in the battery string can be adjusted by the string connection unit. The present disclosure also concerns corresponding methods for operating the drive system of the submarine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Achim Hollung, Norbert Dannenberg, Tim Sievers
  • Publication number: 20190315445
    Abstract: An underwater craft is considerably less likely to be detected by sonar if the underwater craft includes an outer hull as disclosed herein, which outer hull may extend in a longitudinal direction through a stern section, through a midship section, and through a bow section. The outer hull in the midship section may have a polygonal cross section. The outer hull of the midship section may also have curvature along the longitudinal direction throughout the midship section. A ratio of a radius of curvature to a total length of the underwater craft in the longitudinal direction may be between 5 and 1000. Further, a cylindrical pressure vessel may be disposed under the outer hull.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Tom AVSIC, Randolf TEPPNER
  • Patent number: 10411277
    Abstract: A gas circuit for a solid oxide fuel cell system may comprise an anode gas segment in which an anode gas exiting from a gas space of an anode of a solid oxide fuel cell flows, a recirculation segment for recirculating at least a part of the anode gas back to a combustion gas processing appliance arranged in the gas circuit and in which fuel is processed to combustion gas for the solid oxide fuel cell, wherein a conveying appliance for recirculating the anode gas, and a division appliance that divides the anode gas into a recirculation stream and a residual gas stream to be discharged from the gas circuit, are arranged in the gas circuit, wherein the conveying appliance is arranged upstream of the division appliance in the anode gas segment. The present disclosure further relates to a solid oxide fuel cell system having a gas circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Pedro Nehter
  • Publication number: 20190207182
    Abstract: An energy supply device for underwater use includes at least one first housing. The energy supply device includes a multiplicity of electrochemical cells, wherein the energy supply device includes at least one first electrical jack connection on the outer side of the first housing. The first housing of the energy supply device is filled bubble-free with a low-compressibility fluid. The first housing includes a filling device for filling with the low-compressibility fluid and a discharge device for discharging the low-compressibility fluid. The first housing includes a pressure compensation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Christian FRÜHLING, Marc SCHIEMANN, Willem Hendrik WEHNER
  • Patent number: 10322775
    Abstract: A remote-controlled underwater vehicle may be used to extract oil from an underside of a closed ice cover. Further, a system for extracting oil from an underside of a closed ice cover may comprise such a remote-controlled underwater vehicle and a submarine that can receive the remote-controlled underwater vehicle and store oil retrieved by the remote-controlled underwater vehicle. Finally, a method can be employed to extract oil from an underside of a closed ice cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventor: Marc Schiemann
  • Patent number: 10308422
    Abstract: A container may have a floor, a ceiling, a first side wall, and a second side wall, a first end wall, and a second end wall. The first side wall, the second side wall, the first end wall, and the second end wall may be formed from a container wall for reducing an effective radar cross section of the container. The first side wall and the second side wall in a longitudinal direction of the container mid-height between the floor and the ceiling may be foldable inward into the interior of the container. The first side wall may include a first cladding board that is permeable to radar rays and reduces the effective radar cross section of the container. The first cladding board may have a reflective agent that reflects radar rays and can be aligned to be at least partially inclined relative to a plane of a main extent of the first cladding board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventor: Christian Popall
  • Patent number: 10247504
    Abstract: A military vessel may include a directable weapon and an antenna. The antenna can be swiveled from a first position, in which the antenna is disposed essentially vertically, into a second position, in which a height of the antenna above the military vessel is reduced to increase a directing range of the directable weapon compared to the first position. A method for operating a military vessel with a directable weapon and an antenna may involve swiveling the antenna from a first position, in which the antenna is disposed essentially vertically, into a second position, in which the height of the antenna above the vessel is reduced to increase the directing range of the weapon compared to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Hans Oesmann, Dirk Ewers
  • Patent number: 10239588
    Abstract: A watercraft may include a crane for lifting loads. The crane may include a tower and a boom that is rotatble with respect to the tower. The tower may be positioned inside the outer contour of the watercraft so as to minimize the profile of the watercraft on radar. The watercraft may include a superstructure within which the tower may be disposed. The superstructure may include planar outer walls that are obtuse relative to a horizontal plane. A rotary bearing may be utilized to connect the boom to the tower and permit the boom to rotate relative to the tower. Further, when the boom is in a rest position, a lower edge of the boom may be positioned 10 cm or less above the crane deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventor: Wolfram Determann
  • Publication number: 20190047666
    Abstract: A remote-controlled underwater vehicle may be used to extract oil from an underside of a closed ice cover. Further, a system for extracting oil from an underside of a closed ice cover may comprise such a remote-controlled underwater vehicle and a submarine that can receive the remote-controlled underwater vehicle and store oil retrieved by the remote-controlled underwater vehicle. Finally, a method can be employed to extract oil from an underside of a closed ice cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventor: Marc SCHIEMANN
  • Patent number: 10173760
    Abstract: A device for reducing the effective radar cross section (RCS) of a naval vessel is proposed, the device comprising a cladding panel, which can be mounted on vessel superstructures or cargo of the naval vessel, the cladding panel being permeable to radar beams, the device also comprising a reflection means, which reflects radar beams, and the reflection means also being embedded in the cladding panel and being aligned at least partially inclined with respect to a main plane of extent of the cladding panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Dirk Ewers, Wolfram Determann
  • Publication number: 20180194446
    Abstract: An unmanned underwater vehicle may comprise a remotely operated underwater vehicle and an autonomously operating underwater vehicle. The unmanned underwater vehicle may also comprise a first connection to the remotely operated underwater vehicle. The first connection may serve to exchange data. The unmanned underwater vehicle may additionally comprise a second connection to the remotely operated underwater vehicle. The second connection may serve to supply energy. The unmanned underwater vehicle may still further include a third connection to the autonomously operating underwater vehicle, which third connection serves to exchange data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicants: ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Christian FRÜHLING, Hendrik BRANDT, Axel PANOCH
  • Publication number: 20180151896
    Abstract: A recirculation fuel cell device, which can be utilized on a submarine, may include a fuel cell with an anode side and a cathode side, wherein both the anode and cathode sides have input and output sides. The device may include a first inlet for oxygen and a second inlet for hydrogen. The device may further include a cathode-side connection between the output side of the cathode side and the input side of the cathode side, and an anode-side connection between the output side of the anode side and the input side of the anode side. A water separator may be disposed in the cathode-side connection, and a gas discharge valve for a continuous release of process gases may be disposed on the output side of the cathode side of the fuel cell. Operation of the device may involve recirculating an anode gas stream in its entirety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Stefan Krummrich, Hans Pommer
  • Publication number: 20180029792
    Abstract: A container may have a floor, a ceiling, a first side wall, and a second side wall, a first end wall, and a second end wall. The first side wall, the second side wall, the first end wall, and the second end wall may be formed from a container wall for reducing an effective radar cross section of the container. The first side wall and the second side wall in a longitudinal direction of the container mid-height between the floor and the ceiling may be foldable inward into the interior of the container. The first side wall may include a first cladding board that is permeable to radar rays and reduces the effective radar cross section of the container. The first cladding board may have a reflective agent that reflects radar rays and can be aligned to be at least partially inclined relative to a plane of a main extent of the first cladding board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventor: Christian POPALL
  • Publication number: 20180021609
    Abstract: A fire-fighting device can cool a vertical wall where a horizontally-extending profiled element is disposed on the vertical wall. The fire-fighting device may comprise a guide plate that includes a first region arranged above the horizontally-extending profiled element, a second region arranged below the horizontally-extending profiled element, a third region arranged in a plane of the horizontally-extending profiled element and on a side of the horizontally-extending profiled element facing away from the vertical wall, and a fourth region in the second region. The guide plate may have a distance to the wall of 1 mm to 20 mm in the fourth region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Rolf JÜRGENS, Benjamin VOIGTLÄNDER, Stephan BRINK
  • Publication number: 20170365828
    Abstract: An energy supply apparatus may be modular and can be used underwater. In some examples, the modules comprise pressure vessels. The modules are chosen independently of each other from a group comprising a battery module, a fuel cell module, and air-independent Diesel module. The pressure vessels may be cylindrical and may have spherical segments disposed at ends segments of the pressure vessels. One or more of the spherical segments of the pressure vessels may be configured to be swiveled. Modules that are configured as battery modules may include battery elements, an inverter, a battery monitoring system, a separating unit, a control unit, a transformer, and/or a cooling unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTEMS GMBH, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Christian FRÜHLING, Marc SCHIEMANN
  • Publication number: 20170350976
    Abstract: A method for locating an object underwater may involve using a sound transmitter to transmit a sound pulse. The sound pulse may be reflected by the object to be located and then received by a sound receiver. The sound receiver may be spatially distant from the sound transmitter, meaning that the sound receiver is spaced apart from the sound transmitter by an amount that is of a similar order of magnitude as a distance between the sound transmitter and the object or between the sound transmitter and the seafloor. The sound pulse may contain encoded information relating to a time of transmission of the sound pulse and a transmission position of the sound transmitter. The encoded information may then be decoded by the sound receiver to determine the position of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicants: ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventor: Peter Hauschildt
  • Publication number: 20170312151
    Abstract: A stretcher that can be rolled up may comprise at least two straps for securing a person in a longitudinal direction of the stretcher. The at least two straps for securing the person in the longitudinal direction of the stretcher are disposed such that the at least two straps are fastened above a first region. The first region may be configured to accommodate shoulders of the person. The stretcher may further comprises a foot plate that is adjustable in the longitudinal direction of the stretcher. In addition, a deployable buoyancy device may be mounted on the stretcher. The deployable buoyancy device may be fastened in a second region on the stretcher, wherein the second region is configured to accommodate the person's neck. The deployable buoyancy device may have a tubular configuration, and the deployable buoyancy device may be connected in the second region to the at least two straps for securing the person in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicants: ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH, ThyssenKrupp AG
    Inventors: Kai Schlösser, Robert Wirig, Karsten Meier
  • Publication number: 20170305506
    Abstract: A watercraft may include a crane for lifting loads. The crane may include a tower and a boom that is rotatble with respect to the tower. The tower may be positioned inside the outer contour of the watercraft so as to minimize the profile of the watercraft on radar. The watercraft may include a superstructure within which the tower may be disposed. The superstructure may include planar outer walls that are obtuse relative to a horizontal plane. A rotary bearing may be utilized to connect the boom to the tower and permit the boom to rotate relative to the tower. Further, when the boom is in a rest position, a lower edge of the boom may be positioned 10 cm or less above the crane deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicants: ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH, ThyssenKrupp AG
    Inventor: Wolfram Determann
  • Publication number: 20170299318
    Abstract: A military vessel may include a directable weapon and an antenna. The antenna can be swiveled from a first position, in which the antenna is disposed essentially vertically, into a second position, in which a height of the antenna above the military vessel is reduced to increase a directing range of the directable weapon compared to the first position. A method for operating a military vessel with a directable weapon and an antenna may involve swiveling the antenna from a first position, in which the antenna is disposed essentially vertically, into a second position, in which the height of the antenna above the vessel is reduced to increase the directing range of the weapon compared to the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicants: ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH, ThyssenKrupp AG
    Inventors: Hans Oesmann, Dirk Ewers