Patents by Inventor Andreas Matthes

Andreas Matthes 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: 11096483
    Abstract: A household appliance, in particular a refrigerator or a freezer or a furniture item comprising at least one storage space, in which a support plate is positioned comprising a storage area and a shelf which can be rotationally and translationally moved on the storage area of the support plate, wherein: the shelf comprises a flat storage area which is oriented plane-parallel to the storage area of the support element; the shelf can be rotated relative to the support plate in a first rotational direction and can be displaced in a predefined direction; mutually facing bearing surfaces of the storage areas each have closed peripheral raceway grooves in which rolling elements are guided; the raceway grooves are formed such that, when a force is applied to the shelf in a direction defined in the plane of the storage area, the shelf can be moved, in a movement which is at least partially forcibly guided and which is simultaneously rotational and translational, from a base position into an intermediary position, the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Rehage, Andreas Matthes, Ulrich Siegert, Bernd Lehmann, Mathias Winkler, Gottfried Fiedler, Hartmut Enderlein
  • Patent number: 11098758
    Abstract: A device for rotationally and translationally moving an object comprising a flat storage area relative to a storage area of a support plate arranged plane-parallel to the storage area, wherein: the object can be rotated relative to the support plate in one of two possible opposing rotational directions and can be displaced in a predefined direction; mutually facing bearing surfaces of the storage areas each have closed peripheral raceway grooves in which rolling elements are guided; the raceway grooves are formed such that, when a force is applied to the object in a direction defined in the plane of the storage area, the object can be moved, in a movement which is at least partially forcibly guided and which is simultaneously rotational and translational, from a starting position into an intermediary position, the object being rotated relative to the support plate in one of two possible opposing rotational directions and being displaced in a predefined direction; and the object, after being moved into the int
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Rehage, Andreas Matthes, Ulrich Siegert, Bernd Lehmann, Mathias Winkler, Gottfried Fiedler, Hartmut Enderlein
  • Publication number: 20210227974
    Abstract: A storage shelf base for an item of furniture or household appliance has a support plate stationarily arranged on a body of the item of furniture or household appliance, and a storage shelf which is positively driven relative to the support plate and can simultaneously be moved rotationally and translationally. Facing bearing surfaces of the support plate and the storage shelf have respective at least substantially closed circulating running grooves, in which rolling elements are guided. The support plate can be detachably secured to the body of the item of furniture or household appliance. At least one securing region for detachably securing the support plate to the body of the item of furniture or household appliance is formed on the support plate and the storage shelf can be secured to the support plate without the use of tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel REHAGE, Andreas MATTHES, Bernd LEHMANN, Mathias WINKLER, Norbert VIRGIN, Ulrich SIEGERT
  • Publication number: 20210164726
    Abstract: A storage shelf base for an item of furniture or household appliance includes a support plate stationarily arranged on a body of the item of furniture or household appliance, and a storage shelf positively driven relative to the support plate and can simultaneously be moved rotationally and translationally. Facing bearing surfaces of the support plate and the storage shelf have respective at least substantially closed circulating running grooves, in which rolling elements are guided. The support plate can be detachably secured to the body of the item of furniture or household appliance by an adapter or a base plate is stationarily arranged on the body of the item of furniture or household appliance, on which the support plate is detachably secured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel REHAGE, Stefan MERTINS, Eduard ARNST, Andreas MATTHES
  • Publication number: 20210156609
    Abstract: A storage shelf for a piece of furniture or a household appliance includes a support plate stationarily arranged on a carcass of the piece of furniture or household appliance, and a storage tray that is positively driven relative to the support plate and can simultaneously be moved rotationally and translationally. Mutually opposed bearing surfaces of the support plate and the storage tray have respective at least substantially closed all-round grooves, in which rolling elements are guided, the bearing surfaces of the support plate and the storage tray having shaped elements that face the respective other bearing surface and that force an at least partly rotatory motion of the support tray in order to move the support tray relative to the support plate from an initial position into a charging/discharging position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel REHAGE, Stefan MERTINS, Reinhard BÜSCHER, Eduard ARNST, Andreas MATTHES
  • Patent number: 11000124
    Abstract: A storage shelf base for an item of furniture or household appliance, includes a base plate stationarily secured to a body of the item of furniture or household appliance, a support plate arranged on the base plate, and a storage shelf, which is positively driven relative to the support plate and can simultaneously be moved rotationally and translationally. Facing bearing surfaces of the support plate and the storage shelf have respective at least substantially closed circulating running grooves, in which rolling elements are guided. The storage shelf is movable relative to the support plate, out of an initial position into an intermediate position, in an opening movement, in which the storage shelf is rotated relative to the support plate in a rotational direction and shifted in a predetermined direction and can be moved out of the intermediate position back into the initial position in a closing movement. The support plate has a closing-support device supporting the closing movement of the storage shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Rehage, Andreas Matthes
  • Patent number: 11002479
    Abstract: A storage shelf base for an item of furniture or household appliance, includes a support plate arranged on a body of the item of furniture or household appliance, and a storage shelf positively driven relative to the support plate and can simultaneously be moved rotationally and traslationally. Facing bearing surfaces of the support plate and the storage shelf have respective closed circulating running grooves, in which rolling elements are guided. The storage shelf can be moved out of an initial position into an intermediate position, relative to the support plate in an opening movement, in which the storage shelf is rotated relative to the support plate in a rotational direction and shifted in a predetermined direction and can be moved out of the intermediate position back into the initial position in a closing movement. The facing bearing surfaces of the support plate and the storage shelf have respective second running grooves, in which rolling elements are guided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Rehage, Andreas Matthes
  • Publication number: 20200191471
    Abstract: A storage shelf base for an item of furniture or household appliance, includes a support plate arranged on a body of the item of furniture or household appliance, and a storage shelf positively driven relative to the support plate and can simultaneously be moved rotationally and traslationally. Facing bearing surfaces of the support plate and the storage shelf have respective closed circulating running grooves, in which rolling elements are guided. The storage shelf can be moved out of an initial position into an intermediate position, relative to the support plate in an opening movement, in which the storage shelf is rotated relative to the support plate in a rotational direction and shifted in a predetermined direction and can be moved out of the intermediate position back into the initial position in a closing movement. The facing bearing surfaces of the support plate and the storage shelf have respective second running grooves, in which rolling elements are guided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel REHAGE, Andreas MATTHES
  • Publication number: 20200187641
    Abstract: A storage shelf base for an item of furniture or household appliance, includes a base plate stationarily secured to a body of the item of furniture or household appliance, a support plate arranged on the base plate, and a storage shelf, which is positively driven relative to the support plate and can simultaneously be moved rotationally and translationally. Facing bearing surfaces of the support plate and the storage shelf have respective at least substantially closed circulating running grooves, in which rolling elements are guided. The storage shelf is movable relative to the support plate, out of an initial position into an intermediate position, in an opening movement, in which the storage shelf is rotated relative to the support plate in a rotational direction and shifted in a predetermined direction and can be moved out of the intermediate position back into the initial position in a closing movement. The support plate has a closing-support device supporting the closing movement of the storage shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel REHAGE, Andreas MATTHES
  • Publication number: 20200170408
    Abstract: A household appliance, in particular a refrigerator or a freezer or a furniture item comprising at least one storage space, in which a support plate is positioned comprising a storage area and a shelf which can be rotationally and translationally moved on the storage area of the support plate, wherein: the shelf comprises a flat storage area which is oriented plane-parallel to the storage area of the support element; the shelf can be rotated relative to the support plate in a first rotational direction and can be displaced in a predefined direction; mutually facing bearing surfaces of the storage areas each have closed peripheral raceway grooves in which rolling elements are guided; the raceway grooves are formed such that, when a force is applied to the shelf in a direction defined in the plane of the storage area, the shelf can be moved, in a movement which is at least partially forcibly guided and which is simultaneously rotational and translational, from a base position into an intermediary position, the
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel REHAGE, Andreas MATTHES, Ulrich SIEGERT, Bernd LEHMANN, Mathias WINKLER, Gottfried FIEDLER, Hartmut ENDERLEIN
  • Publication number: 20200018349
    Abstract: A device for rotationally and translationally moving an object comprising a flat storage area relative to a storage area of a support plate arranged plane-parallel to the storage area, wherein: the object can be rotated relative to the support plate in one of two possible opposing rotational directions and can be displaced in a predefined direction; mutually facing bearing surfaces of the storage areas each have closed peripheral raceway grooves in which rolling elements are guided; the raceway grooves are formed such that, when a force is applied to the object in a direction defined in the plane of the storage area, the object can be moved, in a movement which is at least partially forcibly guided and which is simultaneously rotational and translational, from a starting position into an intermediary position, the object being rotated relative to the support plate in one of two possible opposing rotational directions and being displaced in a predefined direction; and the object, after being moved into the int
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel REHAGE, Andreas MATTHES, Ulrich SIEGERT, Bernd LEHMANN, Mathias WINKLER, Gottfried FIEDLER, Hartmut ENDERLEIN
  • Patent number: 9155666
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a press (100) for manufacturing a tampon, comprising at least three press jaws (6) arranged in a star around a central longitudinal press axis (4) forming a press opening (2), whereby there is provided on a single or separate adjacent press jaws (6): —a penetrating segment, PSLG, (13) configured to penetrate the absorbing material with a longitudinal groove, and —penetrating segments, PSSG, (11) configured to penetrate the absorbing material with a plurality of side grooves that are arranged in the longitudinal direction, wherein the press is configured to: a) load a cylindrical blank (200) in the press opening (2), b) move the press jaws (6) to a closed position to press the cylindrical blank (200) so forming a preform (210), c) move the press jaws (6) to a holding position between the closed position and open position, so that the preform can be removed, d) remove the preform while the jaws (6) are in the holding position, and e) move the press jaws (6) to the open position
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: ONTEX HIGIENEARTIKEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Steven Smet, Andreas Matthes
  • Publication number: 20130110074
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a press (100) for manufacturing a tampon, comprising at least three press jaws (6) arranged in a star around a central longitudinal press axis (4) forming a press opening (2), whereby there is provided on a single or separate adjacent press jaws (6):—a penetrating segment, PSSG, (13) configured to penetrate the absorbing material with a longitudinal groove, and—penetrating segments, PSSG, (11) configured to penetrate the absorbing material with a plurality of side grooves that are arranged in the longitudinal direction, wherein the press is configured to: a) load a cylindrical blank (200) in the press opening (2), b) move the press jaws (6) to a closed position to press the cylindrical blank (200) so forming a preform (210), c) move the press jaws (6) to a holding position between the closed position and open position, so that the preform can be removed, d) remove the preform while the jaws (6) are in the holding position, and e) move the press jaws (6) to the open position fo
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: ONTEX HYGIENEARTIKEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Steven Smet, Andreas Matthes
  • Publication number: 20110201992
    Abstract: A tampon applicator is described which comprises an ejector tube and an outer tube. The outer tube is dimensioned to fit closely and telescopically over the ejector tube. The outer tube has a distal discharge end. The distal end of the ejector tube is formed with one or more radially inwardly slanted fingers. The outer tube can comprise supporting means configured to restrict radially outward expansion of the fingers of the ejector tube when the tampon applicator is in telescopically compacted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: ONTEX HYGIENEARTIKEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Steven Smet, Andreas Matthes