Patents by Inventor Andreas Rutz

Andreas Rutz 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: 9812796
    Abstract: A terminal block assembly is provided, comprising a plurality of terminal blocks mounted on a common horizontal support member, including a supply terminal block connected with a voltage source, and a plurality of distribution terminal blocks connected with a plurality of loads, respectively, characterized in that the length and height dimensions of the terminal blocks are the same, but the width of the supply terminal block is greater than that of the distribution terminal blocks, and that the supply conductor contact arrangements of the supply terminal block are designed for connection with a supply conductor having a relatively large cross-sectional area, while the distribution conductor contact arrangements of the distribution terminal blocks are designed for connection with distribution conductors having a relatively small cross-sectional area. A conductive comb member extends transversely across the assembly to interconnect the electrical circuitry contained within the terminal block housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Adamczyk, Jörn Buhrke, Genadij Neumann, Andreas Rutz
  • Publication number: 20170299546
    Abstract: An electrochemical sensor for potentiometric measurements in a measurement medium has a sensor head (201) at an end of a longitudinal sensor body (203). A sensing electrode (210) and a reference electrode (220) are disposed within the longitudinal sensor body. A liquid junction (223) is established between the reference electrode and the sensing electrode. The sensor is characterized by a protective outer shaft (250) with a polymeric sensor sleeve (230), which is electrically isolating, disposed within the protective outer shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Andreas Rutz, Franz Balsen
  • Publication number: 20170229790
    Abstract: A connection terminal for connecting an electrical device to a continuous electrical conductor such as a ground conductor includes a connector body with at least one terminal connection. Each terminal connection includes a recess which extends in a direction of extension of the electrical conductor and a holding device to at least partially close the recess. The holding device is adjustable relative to the direction of extension of the electrical conductor from an open position in which the electrical conductor can be inserted into the recess to a closed position in which the holding device holds the electrical conductor in the recess. The holding device is either reversibly rotatable in a direction of rotation around an axis which extends in the direction of extension or reversibly displaceable in a sliding direction which extends transverse to the direction of extension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Markus Speith, Andreas Rutz, Thomas Köster, Lukas Bastian
  • Publication number: 20170025771
    Abstract: A terminal block assembly is provided, comprising a plurality of terminal blocks mounted on a common horizontal support member, including a supply terminal block connected with a voltage source, and a plurality of distribution terminal blocks connected with a plurality of loads, respectively, characterized in that the length and height dimensions of the terminal blocks are the same, but the width of the supply terminal block is greater than that of the distribution terminal blocks, and that the supply conductor contact arrangements of the supply terminal block are designed for connection with a supply conductor having a relatively large cross-sectional area, while the distribution conductor contact arrangements of the distribution terminal blocks are designed for connection with distribution conductors having a relatively small cross-sectional area. A conductive comb member extends transversely across the assembly to interconnect the electrical circuitry contained within the terminal block housings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Martin ADAMCZYK, Jörn BUHRKE, Genadij NEUMANN, Andreas RUTZ
  • Patent number: 6609831
    Abstract: A method and apparatus continuously monitor the functional condition of the successive bearings of the tenter clips or claws of a tenter chain as the bearings roll along a contact surface of the endless guide rail of a tentering machine. A sensing arrangement is integrated into the guide rail in the area of the contact surface thereof. The sensing arrangement senses a physical value indicative of the presence and condition of the respective bearing passing by the sensing arrangement. The sensing arrangement may include a pressurized air outlet and an adjacent pressure measuring channel connected to a pressure sensor to sense the back pressure created by a passing bearing. The sensing arrangement may alternatively include an electromagnetic eddy current sensor, or an optoelectronic light beam sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Kai Urbanzyk, Andreas Rutz
  • Publication number: 20030066602
    Abstract: A multilayer plastic film having a heat-sealable surface layer is initially provided at a process temperature above a heat-sealing temperature of the surface layer. To prevent the surface layer from adhering onto a deflection roller, this layer must be cooled below the heat-sealing temperature. A cooling arrangement is positioned directly upstream from the deflection roller and blows cold air onto the heat-sealable surface layer. Thereby, the surface layer is rapidly cooled below the heat-sealing temperature, while most of the multilayer film is not substantially cooled and remains close to the process temperature. A counter-heater may heat the opposite surface of the plastic film as the cooling arrangement cools the heat-sealable surface layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Applicant: Lindauer DORNIER Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Andreas Rutz, Adolf Mueller
  • Patent number: 6431858
    Abstract: In an apparatus for heat treating a material web that enters and exits the apparatus through respective gaps, an air cushion generating unit includes a slot nozzle through which a ventilator blows a laminar flow of air, which then flows laminarly along a convexly curved surface of the unit, to form a laminar air cushion which flows directly along the material web through one of the gaps, then expands outside of this gap, and is sucked back into the air cushion generating unit and recirculated through the slot nozzle. The laminar air cushion steadily holds and supports the material web so that the mechanical gap size can be reduced while reducing losses of hot process air and still avoiding physical contact with the material web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Andreas Rutz
  • Publication number: 20020100151
    Abstract: A method and apparatus continuously monitor the functional condition of the successive bearings of the tenter clips or claws of a tenter chain as the bearings roll along a contact surface of the endless guide rail of a tentering machine. A sensing arrangement is integrated into the guide rail in the area of the contact surface thereof. The sensing arrangement senses a physical value indicative of the presence and condition of the respective bearing passing by the sensing arrangement. The sensing arrangement may include a pressurized air outlet and an adjacent pressure measuring channel connected to a pressure sensor to sense the back pressure created by a passing bearing. The sensing arrangement may alternatively include an electromagnetic eddy current sensor, or an optoelectronic light beam sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Applicant: Lindauer DORNIER Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Kai Urbanzyk, Andreas Rutz
  • Patent number: 6196267
    Abstract: A flow control valve such as a melt flow control valve includes a cock plug body (2) rotatably arranged in a housing (3) having a single melt inlet port (1) extending axially relative to the rotatable cock plug body (2), and at least two melt outlet ports (4, 5) extending radially relative to the cock plug body (2). The cock plug body has a flow passage including an axially extending inflow portion (15) and at least one radially extending outflow portion (16) to selectively communicate the inlet port (1) with a selected one of the outlet ports (4, 5). The cock plug body (2) further has at least one pre-flooding passage (20) extending from the main flow channel to an opening radially displaced from the outflow portion (16), so that a pre-flooding partial flow of melt can flow from the flow channel into the next outlet port, when the cock plug body begins to be rotationally switched from one to the next outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Andreas Rutz, Friedrich Mueller, Udo Bock
  • Patent number: 6117320
    Abstract: A filter for filtering plastic melt prior to feeding the melt into an extruder nozzle, for example a thermoplastic film extruder nozzle, has preferably two filter housings for holding respective exchangeable filter cartridges. Both filter housings are articulated by hinges to a column mounting so that one filter housing can be serviced while the other filter housing with its filter cartridge is in a filtering position and vice versa. A single filter may be used alternatively. In both instances the column mounting may include at least one, preferably two, mounting columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Andreas Rutz, Friedrich Mueller
  • Patent number: 6101739
    Abstract: In a method of drying a moist bulk material, such as sewage sludge, and treating the malodorous moisture-laden gas resulting from the drying process, the moisture-laden gas is introduced into waste water contained in a waste water clarifying basin of a waste water treatment plant. A system for carrying out the method includes a drying apparatus and at least one waste water basin of a waste water treatment plant, connected so that the moisture-laden gas emitted from the drying apparatus can be introduced, for example through an aerator, into the waste water. Thereby, the gas is cooled, demoisturized and deodorized, and moisture and volatile components are condensed and/or dissolved out of the gas into the waste water. The waste water is beneficially oxygenated, heated, and enriched with organic substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Rutz, Karsten Resch
  • Patent number: 6042762
    Abstract: In the production of thin film that is extruded onto a cooling roller and then fed through a further treatment station such as stretching roller station, it may become necessary to stop the extrusion if a fault is present in the further treatment station. In order to avoid stopping the extrusion, a detour station with a roller set is positioned between the extrusion station and the further treatment station for detouring extruded film in response to a detected fault in any system component, except the extruder, whereby the extrusion can continue while the film is supplied to some other use while its supply to the further treatment station is interrupted. The detouring roller set includes at least one guide roller and a press-on roller that is automatically movable, for example by a piston cylinder device into a working position in response to a fault signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Andreas Rutz, Adolf Mueller
  • Patent number: 6036465
    Abstract: The cooling of extruded melt film is improved by passing the film sequentially through two cooling baths one arranged above the other. A cooling roller is rotatably mounted in a first lower bath and passes with its cylindrical wall through a second upper bath communicating with the first bath in such a way that a cooling medium level in the second bath is maintained at a higher elevation than a cooling medium level in the first bath that has a discharge positioned at an elevation for maintaining a desired cooling medium level in the first bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Lindauer DORNIER Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Andreas Rutz, Thomas Fischer
  • Patent number: 5933930
    Abstract: A guide rail for supporting the guide rollers of tenter clamps, in a tentering machine such as a film stretching machine, includes a plurality of spring steel bands clamped to a support member of the tentering machine by a clamping block and clamping bolt. To ensure that the guide rollers remain constantly in contact with the guide rail, the guide rail is elastically yieldable in the thickness direction to compensate for any tolerances or deviations in the arrangement or running operation of the guide rollers. At least one of the spring steel bands of the guide rail is spring-elastically deflectable in a thickness direction perpendicular to the lengthwise extension of the guide rail. In one embodiment, at least one of the spring steel bands is pre-curved to provide the necessary elastic spring characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Andreas Rutz
  • Patent number: 5896631
    Abstract: Spring steel tapes are shaped with tape edge sections extending alongside a central tape section having a constant thickness, so that the thickness of the tape edge sections diminishes from the central section to the edges. Such tapes are combined in tape packages to form guide rails for tentering clamps, whereby a continuous contact between tentering clamp guide rollers and the guide rails is assured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Andreas Rutz
  • Patent number: 5884377
    Abstract: A mangle for circular knitted fabric has a circular spreader is combined with several mangling stations circularly arranged around the spreader for the removal of treatment liquor from tubular fabrics. In order to protect the fabric against excessive squeezing, an upper roller head is entirely avoided by confining the circular spreader in the horizontal direction exclusively by the mangling stations. The vertical support of the spreader is provided fully by the mangling stations if the mangling rollers are mounted in positions slanting to the vertical. If the mangling rollers are not mounted in slanted positions it is preferred that a lower roller head operated by a lifting mechanism assists the mangling rollers in supporting the spreader (8) vertically. In both instances an upper roller head becomes unnecessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Andreas Rutz, Werner Strudel
  • Patent number: 5537726
    Abstract: A film or web stretcher particularly for thermoplastic film has a plurality of stretching cylinders, at least one or more of which cooperate with a press-on roller particularly at the inlet and/or outlet of the stretcher. A mounting arm (6) at each end of the stretcher cylinder permits the mounting of the press-on roller in such a way that the latter can be tilted through a limited angular range about the rotational axis of the stretching cylinder by a first drive. A second drive, such as a piston cylinder device adjusts the press-on roller relative to the stretching cylinder to thereby apply a press-on force. The first drive may, for example, be accomplished by a manually driven device for positioning the press-on roller and its cooperating components in any one of two end positions and in any position between the two end positions. The press-on roller may be directly mounted to the mounting arms (6) or through support brackets (9) to the arms (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Andreas Rutz, Adolf Mueller
  • Patent number: 5428904
    Abstract: Moist sewage sludge is dried in a sludge dryer having several zones. The initial moisture content of the sewage sludge may range up to 80% by weight, while the dried bulk material shall have a remainder moisture content of about 5% by weight. The drying gas temperature is maintained at a level up to 50.degree. C. to avoid activating additives that may be present in the sludge in the form of harmful substances to avoid the entry of these substances into the atmosphere. Furthere, the escape of processing air that has a noxious odor is avoided by passing the air through a deodorizer. The drying gas itself is reconditioned by reducing its moisture in a separate gas drying circuit from which the dried gas is again returned as a drying gas into the sludge dryer. A gas drying agent, such as a hygroscopic material is used in the gas dryer and the gas drying agent itself is regenerated by withdrawing moisture therefrom in a regenerating circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1995
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Andreas Rutz
  • Patent number: 5427517
    Abstract: Clogging and prolonged down times are avoided in a pelletizer for paste type materials such as sludge by providing an extruder hopper with at least one, preferably two, lower edge slide gates which can be opened to permit movement of a clogged screen zone out of alignment with the discharge opening of the hopper. The clogging material can be scraped off from the screen portion that is taken out of alignment with the hopper discharge opening. The cutting of the extruded sludge is accomplished by an oscillating lower screen section that slides back and forth below the upper screen section. The upper screen section is provided with two, preferably three zones, two of which are perforated and one of which is unperforated to form a closure for the hopper discharge opening. Screeding non-pelletizable material off the screen surface is accomplished either by a separate screeding device or by operating the slide gate or gates as screeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Richard Hehle, Karsten Resch, Andreas Rutz
  • Patent number: D765039
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Rutz, Genadij Neumann