Patents by Inventor Andreas Westphal

Andreas Westphal 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).

  • Publication number: 20200239145
    Abstract: An oxygen generator outlet manifold assembly that includes an outlet manifold and an end cover. The outlet manifold includes a main body portion with inner and outer surfaces and at least a first hose connector that includes an outlet defined therein extending from the main body portion. The main body portion defines a main body portion interior that includes a connection opening defined in the inner surface, a ring chamber, a flow space and a distribution chamber. An annular ring is positioned in the main body portion chamber interior and separates the ring chamber from the distribution chamber. The end cover includes a generator outlet portion extending therefrom that is received in the connection opening. The generator outlet portion includes an outlet valve having an open and a closed state and includes an interior chamber that cooperates with the ring chamber to define an outlet chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ruediger Meckes, Wolfgang Rittner, Andreas Westphal, Etienne Tomasena
  • Patent number: 10717906
    Abstract: A single- or double-sidedly bonding adhesive-sheet strip having a self-adhesive composition comprising a) at least one elastomer, at least one type of polybutadiene block copolymer being used as an elastomer, b) at least one partially hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin having a softening temperature of at least 90° C., c) at least one additional hydrocarbon resin, a terpene phenol resin and/or a colophonium resin having a softening temperature of at least 90° C., d) an optional soft resin, and e) additional additives as applicable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Daniel Schmitz-Stapela, Thorsten Krawinkel, Thilo Dollase, Anika Petersen, Tanja Altenwegner, Andreas Westphal
  • Publication number: 20200164233
    Abstract: A vehicle oxygen indication system that includes at least one oxygen source, and a plurality of oxygen assemblies. Each oxygen assembly includes a hose, a switch, a mask, and a flow indicator. The hose includes a lumen through which oxygen can flow from the oxygen source to the mask. The switch is switchable between a normal state when oxygen is not flowing from the oxygen source to the mask and a flow state where oxygen flows to the mask. When the switch is in the flow state, the flow indicator is switched from a static state to an indication state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Etienne Tomasena, Rudiiger Meckes, Marco Hollm, Andreas Westphal
  • Patent number: 10604183
    Abstract: A method of steering a vehicle having a front axle steering mechanism and, in particular, a rear axle steering mechanism. It is proposed that interventions are carried out at the rear axle to maintain the vehicle on course, at the same time, interventions are carried out at the front axle steering mechanism to avoid a restoring self-alignment of the front wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Julian Stratmann, Andreas Hartmann, Oliver Westphal
  • Patent number: 10576416
    Abstract: A device for arrangement in a container of a sorption dryer for a fluid, wherein a cartridge for accommodating a drying agent can be inserted into the container, wherein the device has at least one projection and/or at least one recess on a front side, wherein the projection and/or the recess is arranged eccentrically on the front side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Donaldson Filtration Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Abdelkhalic Rbayti, Jens Schaefer, Wolfgang Bongartz, Susanne Fulko, Peter Schaaf, Andreas Lettau, Peter Schwarz, Roland Westphal
  • Publication number: 20200030642
    Abstract: A hose that includes a main body portion that defines a lumen extending therethrough and includes an outer surface, at least a first axially extending protrusion extending outwardly from the main body portion, and at least a first axially extending slot defined in the outer surface of the main body portion. The hose defines a hose axis. A portion of the first axially extending protrusion is secured in a portion of the first axially extending slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Rudiger Meckes, Marco Hollm, Etienne Tomasena, Andreas Westphal
  • Patent number: 10329198
    Abstract: A roofing tile composed of concrete material and a method for producing such a roofing tile. The concrete material contains a binder, a gravel, a light-weight aggregate, and added water. The roofing tile has at least one watercourse and a lateral interlocking joint having a covering fold and a water fold. The ratio of water to binder is less than 0.3, the light-weight aggregate is composed of a material that is hydrophobic and/or not hygroscopic, and the roofing tile has a density in the range of 1.6 g/cm3 to 1.9 g/cm3 after the hardening. The roofing tile has a thickness of 5 mm to 9 mm, preferably 7 mm to 8 mm, in the highly loaded regions, preferably in the region of the watercourse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Monier Roofing GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Drechsler, Michael Friedrich, Michael Heise, Jürgen Klein, Stephan Westphal, Ben Cranfield
  • Publication number: 20190062610
    Abstract: A single- or double-sidedly bonding adhesive-sheet strip having a self-adhesive composition comprising a) at least one elastomer, at least one type of polybutadiene block copolymer being used as an elastomer, b) at least one partially hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin having a softening temperature of at least 90° C., c) at least one additional hydrocarbon resin, a terpene phenol resin and/or a colophonium resin having a softening temperature of at least 90° C., d) an optional soft resin, and e) additional additives as applicable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: TESA SE
    Inventors: Daniel SCHMITZ-STAPELA, Thorsten KRAWINKEL, Thilo DOLLASE, Anika PETERSEN, Tanja ALTENWEGNER, Andreas WESTPHAL
  • Patent number: 9693143
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-layer composite for the production of membranes for electroacoustic transducers, comprising a first and second cover layer, a first and second damping layer and a separating layer, the first and the second damping layer consisting of adhesive compositions the respective glass transition temperatures TG (DSC) of which differ by at least 10 K.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Nicolai Böhm, Michael Egger, Mark Hänle, Alexander Herrmann, Bernhard Müssig, Andreas Westphal, Falk Hunger, Gero Maatz
  • Patent number: 9656106
    Abstract: The invention relates to an emergency oxygen supply device for aircraft inhabitants, comprising a container, wherein an oxygen mask is positioned inside said container, a releasable cover and a latch mechanism comprising a latch locking said cover lid. According to the invention said latch mechanism comprises a permanent magnet interacting with a magnetisable element an exerting a magnetic holding force onto said magnetisable element to hold said latch in a locking position, wherein a solenoid is positioned adjacent to the permanent magnet, said solenoid being connected to a control unit said control unit being adapted to receive an opening signal and to provide a current flowing through said solenoid in response to such opening signal, wherein said solenoid is arranged and dimensioned such that the current flowing through said solenoid reduces said magnetic holding force to such a level that the latch is released in a n unlocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Marco Hollm, Hasso Weinmann, Andreas Westphal, Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes, Frederik Hoffmann, Romain Ducos, Günter Boomgaarden, Benjamin Fleczok
  • Publication number: 20160309260
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-layer composite for the production of membranes for electroacoustic transducers, comprising a first and second cover layer, a first and second damping layer and a separating layer, the first and the second damping layer consisting of adhesive compositions the respective glass transition temperatures TG (DSC) of which differ by at least 10 K.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: TESA SE
    Inventors: Nicolai Bohm, Michael Egger, Mark Hanle, Alexander Herrmann, Bernhard Mussig, Andreas Westphal, Falk Hunger, Gero Maatz
  • Publication number: 20160068722
    Abstract: A self-adhesive compound comprising a) at least one elastomer, at least one type of polybutadiene block copolymer being used as an elastomer, b) at least one partially hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin having a softening temperature of at least 90° C., c) at least one additional hydrocarbon resin, a terpene phenol resin and/or a colophonium resin having a softening temperature of at least 90° C., d) a soft resin, and e) additional additives as applicable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: TESA SE
    Inventors: Daniel SCHMITZ-STAPELA, Thorsten KRAWINKEL, Thilo DOLLASE, Anika PETERSEN, Tanja STRIBERNY, Andreas WESTPHAL
  • Patent number: 9045235
    Abstract: The invention relates to a service device having a system of a gasper module and a lighting module for a passenger service unit of an aircraft, comprising: a lighting source in a housing of the lighting module for providing light and a gasper orifice in a housing of the gasper module for supply of gasper air, wherein the lighting module and the gasper module are assembled in a housing assembly of the service device, wherein the housing assembly is adapted to hold the lighting module and the gasper module essentially around an axis (Z) of the housing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Hasso Weinmann, Günter Boomgaarden, Andreas Westphal, Rüdiger Meckes, Werner Granzeier, Torsten Kanitz, Hasko Rose, Alexander Berschin
  • Patent number: 8967142
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for providing emergency oxygen and therapeutic oxygen in an aircraft, said system having an oxygen source, an oxygen conduction system comprising a second oxygen outlet, a device for providing emergency oxygen comprising a second oxygen inlet, a device for providing therapeutic oxygen, having a first oxygen inlet and a first oxygen outlet. According to the invention, the second oxygen outlet can be coupled to the first oxygen inlet, the first oxygen outlet can be coupled to the second oxygen inlet and the second oxygen outlet can be coupled to the second oxygen inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Vogt, Andreas Westphal, Detlev Degenhardt
  • Publication number: 20150036368
    Abstract: The invention relates to a service device (1000) having a system of a gasper module (100) and a lighting module (200) for a passenger service unit of an aircraft, comprising: a lighting source in a housing of the lighting module (200) for providing light and a gasper orifice in a housing of the gasper module (100) for supply of gasper air, wherein the lighting module (200) and the gasper module (100) are assembled in a housing assembly of the service device, wherein the housing assembly (300) is adapted to hold the lighting module (200) and the gasper module (100) essentially around an axis (Z) of the housing assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Hasso Weinmann, Günter Boomgaarden, Andreas Westphal, Rüdiger Meckes, Werner Granzeier, Torsten Kanitz, Hasko Rose, Alexander Berschin
  • Publication number: 20150000668
    Abstract: The invention relates to an emergency oxygen supply device for aircraft inhabitants, comprising a container, wherein an oxygen mask is positioned inside said container, a releasable cover and a latch mechanism comprising a latch locking said cover lid. According to the invention said latch mechanism comprises a permanent magnet interacting with a magnetisable element an exerting a magnetic holding force onto said magnetisable element to hold said latch in a locking position, wherein a solenoid is positioned adjacent to the permanent magnet, said solenoid being connected to a control unit said control unit being adapted to receive an opening signal and to provide a current flowing through said solenoid in response to such opening signal, wherein said solenoid is arranged and dimensioned such that the current flowing through said solenoid reduces said magnetic holding force to such a level that the latch is released in a n unlocking position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Marco Hollm, Hasso Weinmann, Andreas Westphal, Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes, Frederik Hoffman, Romain Ducos, Günter Boomgaarden, Benjamin Fleczok
  • Publication number: 20140060545
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for ejecting an oxygen mask. The apparatus comprises a housing (3) provided with a housing opening (9) and having a housing cover (5) which can be moved between a closed position (7) in which the housing opening (9) is covered at least in sections by the housing cover (5), and an open position (50), an oxygen mask (12; 13) disposed inside the housing (3), in the closed position (7), and an ejector strap (20; 22) having one end (25; 27) which is connected to the housing cover (5). The invention is further characterized in that the ejector strap (20; 22) co-operates in the closed position (7) with a side of the oxygen mask (12; 13) which faces away from the housing cover (5), such that the oxygen mask (12; 13) is ejected from the housing (3) by the housing cover (5) moving into the open position (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Marco Hollm, Andreas Westphal
  • Patent number: 7820265
    Abstract: Electrically heatable pressure-sensitive adhesive compound, comprising at least one adhesive constituent and at least one electrically conductive filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Marc Husemann, Stephan Zollner, Andreas Westphal
  • Publication number: 20100229864
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for providing emergency oxygen and therapeutic oxygen in an aircraft, said system having an oxygen source, an oxygen conduction system comprising a second oxygen outlet, a device for providing emergency oxygen comprising a second oxygen inlet, a device for providing therapeutic oxygen, having a first oxygen inlet and a first oxygen outlet. According to the invention, the second oxygen outlet can be coupled to the first oxygen inlet, the first oxygen outlet can be coupled to the second oxygen inlet and the second oxygen outlet can be coupled to the second oxygen inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Vogt, Andreas Westphal, Detlev Degenhardt
  • Patent number: 7431034
    Abstract: The oxygen emergency supply device for an aircraft is equipped with a receptacle in which at least one oxygen mask is arranged. The receptacle comprises a lid which opens in the case of release and releases the oxygen mask. Handling device for reaching and applying the oxygen mask and a device for releasing the oxygen supply to the mask are provided. The handling device has at least one arm which in the case of release extends out of the receptacle through the lid opening into a position laterally of the mask drop axis so that the mask may be reached by a person seated laterally of the mask drop axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: DAe Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Westphal, Jens Lembke, Gerd Wotha