Patents by Inventor Andreas Pieper

Andreas Pieper 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: 8820227
    Abstract: A strapping machine for securing at least one strap around a package has a binding head engageable against the package, a cincher, and a welder for connecting ends of the tightened strap. The welder has at least one upper advanceable welding electrode in an electrode housing and a counter electrode temporarily interacting therewith. A slide plate movable toward the package, forms the counter electrode, engages underneath overlapping ends of the strapping and directly on the package, and has a projecting tongue spaced from the welding electrode and a plate end part connected to a positioning mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: SMS Logistiksysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Reimann, Andreas Pieper, Karl Robert Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20120186464
    Abstract: The invention relates to a strapping machine (1) for tying packages (2), in particular metal strips wound into coils, using at least one strapping band (4; 4a, 4b) guided around a package (2), wherein a tying head (8, 8a, 8b) can be placed against the package. The strapping machine comprises a tensioning device and a welding device (9a, 9b) for connecting the ends (4a, 4b) of the strapping bands (4) that are stretched under tension, said welding device comprising at least one upper advanceable welding electrode (12) in an electrode chamber (10). The strapping machine also comprises a counter electrode that temporarily interacts with said welding electrode. A sliding plate (14) is associated with the welding device (9a, 9b) towards the package (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Ralf Reimann, Andreas Pieper, Karl Robert Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20050173948
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a lower leg support fastened pivotably to a seat cushion. The lower leg support may be moved in an infinitely variable manner between a stowaway position and a position of use and may be fixed in a freely selectable position. To provide reliability against incorrect operation, the lower leg support includes an overload safeguard which releases the fixation of the lower leg support in the event of overload, thereby allowing it to give way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2003
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Boehmer, Gerhard Flory, Hermann Gaus, Thomas Geisel, Thomas Gundall, Klaus Hassler, Christoph Jung, Rainer Leucht, Andreas Pieper, Thomas Weber, Boris Willems
  • Patent number: 4795191
    Abstract: A device for automatically adjusting the height of the deflection fitting of a safety belt in vehicles having an anchoring element which carries the deflection fitting and is vertically displaceable in a guide rail firmly attached to the vehicle which includes an adjusting mechanism for displacing and holding the anchoring element in the vertical position set and has a locking device which is effective in the case of extreme vehicle deceleration to be connected to a vehicle deceleration sensor for locking the anchoring element in the guide rail by transverse displacement of a locking element, coupled to the anchoring element, due to the downward movement of the anchoring element caused by the deflection fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Assignee: Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Pfeiffer, Andreas Pieper, Hans-Jurgen Scholz, Walter Jahn, Jurgen Gimbel