Patents by Inventor Birgit Kuhlenschmidt

Birgit Kuhlenschmidt 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: 20160368012
    Abstract: A device for painting a curved outer surface of an aircraft includes a paint applicator having a plurality of spray painting heads each assigned to one of a plurality of different base color supply units containing one of polyurethane aircraft paint and ink. The device further includes a spatially adjustable positioning device configured to move the paint applicator relative to the curved outer surface and at least one sensor device configured to determine a three-dimensional geometry of the curved outer surface. The device also includes a control unit configured to coordinate a movement of the positioning device with a paint output of the paint applicator, wherein the control unit is configured to alternately activate each of the plurality of spray painting heads so as to produce a picture motif so as to derive a two-dimensional driving geometry based on the three-dimensional geometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Bausen, Birgit Kuhlenschmidt, Karl Hausmann, Rolf Bense, Rebecca Siewert, Daniel Lahidjanian
  • Patent number: 9446426
    Abstract: A device for painting a curved outer surface of an aircraft includes a paint applicator having a plurality of spray painting heads each assigned to one of a plurality of different base color supply units containing one of polyurethane aircraft paint and ink. The device further includes a spatially adjustable positioning device configured to move the paint applicator relative to the curved outer surface and at least one sensor device configured to determine a three-dimensional geometry of the curved outer surface. The device also includes a control unit configured to coordinate a movement of the positioning device with a paint output of the paint applicator, wherein the control unit is configured to alternately activate each of the plurality of spray painting heads so as to produce a picture motif so as to derive a two-dimensional driving geometry based on the three-dimensional geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Bausen, Birgit Kuhlenschmidt, Karl Hausmann, Rolf Bense, Rebecca Siewert, Daniel Lahidjanian
  • Patent number: 9126228
    Abstract: A method for accelerated drying of at least one polymer which is located at least partially on a component, in particular at least a layer of paint and/or a sealing agent which is applied to an aircraft component in particular with a different material composition, involving the following steps of: a) at least partially applying the at least one polymer, in particular an epoxy resin and/or polyurethane-based layer of paint and/or a sealing agent, to an upper side of the component, and b) at least partially drying the polymer by means of electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength range of between 0.28 ?m and 4.0 ?m. Accelerated drying of the polymer, in particular the paint layer thereby becomes possible from an upper side of the component to an upper side of the paint layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Birgit Kuhlenschmidt, Daniel Lahidjanian, Dirk Bausen, Karl Hausmann, Heiko Lassow
  • Patent number: 8481884
    Abstract: A device for pretreating an exterior surface of an aircraft coated with an aircraft-specific base material so as to prepare the surface for a final painting with aircraft paint includes a pretreating tool. The pretreating tool has a laser head configured to activate the aircraft-specific base material using a laser. The device also includes a support construction including a robot device and a control unit configured to control and move the laser head over the surface using the robot device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Bausen, Birgit Kuhlenschmidt, Karl Hausmann, Rolf Bense, Daniel Lahidjanian
  • Patent number: 8361565
    Abstract: A method for plasma treatment and painting of a surface, the surface including a plurality of different materials includes blasting the surface with a carbon dioxide snow so as to activate the surface to improve an adhesive strength; and treating the surface with a plasma treatment using at least one plasma nozzle following the blasting step, the treating including guiding the at least one plasma nozzle at a distance of not more than 15 mm from the surface at a feed rate of not more than 50 m/min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Birgit Kuhlenschmidt, Daniel Lahidjanian, Dirk Bausen, Karl Hausmann, Bettina Kroeger-Kallies
  • Patent number: 8322280
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for applying information onto a surface of an aircraft, wherein the information is applicable in variable locations and is modifiable. The device can include a pad unit having at least one pad, at least one hand grip, a press-on mechanism, a hand lever, at least one support, and a housing. By applying varying printing patterns to the pads, any combination of characters can be stamped on. Moreover, the device configured as a hand-held tool can be operated by a user in variable locations. The printing process is effected by operating the hand lever, causing the pads to be brought into contact with the surface, and the information or, as the case may be, the technical coding to be applied onto said surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Birgit Kuhlenschmidt, Daniel Lahidjanian, Dirk Bausen, Karl Hausmann
  • Publication number: 20100319618
    Abstract: A device for pretreating an exterior surface of an aircraft coated with an aircraft-specific base material so as to prepare the surface for a final painting with aircraft paint includes a pretreating tool. The pretreating tool has a laser head configured to activate the aircraft-specific base material using a laser. The device also includes a support construction including a robot device and a control unit configured to control and move the laser head over the surface using the robot device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Dirk BAUSEN, Birgit KUHLENSCHMIDT, Karl HAUSMANN, Rolf BENSE, Daniel LAHIDJANIAN
  • Publication number: 20100316853
    Abstract: An aircraft includes a fuselage having a painted exterior surface having a first color; a decorative film including plastic and having a second color different from the first color and adhesively bonded to the fuselage, wherein the decorative film includes at least one of a polyvinyl fluoride film, a polyester film, a polyvinyl chloride film, a polyethylene film, and a polypropylene film, wherein the decorative film is formable via one of polymerization, polyaddition and polycondensation; and a layer of clear paint containing a UV filter for erosion protection and covering the decorative film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Birgit KUHLENSCHMIDT, Karl HAUSMANN, Rolf BENSE, Rebecca SIEWERT, Daniel LAHIDJANIAN
  • Publication number: 20100304039
    Abstract: A processing device for coating a surface of a rudder unit of an aircraft includes a plurality of spatially delimited work stations, wherein each of the plurality of work stations are disposed in succession and are configured to produce an assembly line-like coating process, wherein the plurality of work stations. The work stations include a pretreating station configured to activate the surface so as to form an activated surface; a painting station disposed downstream of the pretreating station and configured to paint the activated surface with at least one layer of paint having a first color so as to form a painted surface and configured to dry the painted surface immediately after the painting; and a decorating station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Dirk BAUSEN, Daniel LAHIDJANIAN, Birgit KUHLENSCHMIDT, Karl HAUSMANN, Rolf BENSE
  • Publication number: 20100209618
    Abstract: A method for plasma treatment and painting of a surface, the surface including a plurality of different materials includes blasting the surface with a carbon dioxide snow so as to activate the surface to improve an adhesive strength; and treating the surface with a plasma treatment using at least one plasma nozzle following the blasting step, the treating including guiding the at least one plasma nozzle at a distance of not more than 15 mm from the surface at a feed rate of not more than 50 m/min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Birgit Kuhlenschmidt, Daniel Lahidjanian, Dirk Bausen, Karl Hausmann, Bettina Kroeger-Kallies
  • Publication number: 20100083853
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for applying information onto a surface of an aircraft, wherein the information is applicable in variable locations and is modifiable, comprising the following features: a) a pad unit comprising at least one pad which is made of a silicone-free rubber having a shore hardness suitable for the operating conditions of the device and which is hollow on the inside, at least in part; b) at least one hand grip; c) a press-on mechanism for the pad unit; d) at least one support which rests against the surface; and e) a housing; wherein a printing pattern is formed on the at least one pad with a polyurethane lacquer containing at least two components. By applying varying printing patterns to the pads, any combination of characters can be stamped on. Moreover, the device configured as a hand-held tool can be operated by a user in variable locations. The pads are wetted fully automatically in a wetting station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Birgit Kuhlenschmidt, Daniel Lahidjanian, Dirk Bausen, Karl Hausmann
  • Publication number: 20100086669
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for accelerated drying of at least one polymer which is located at least partially on a component, in particular at least a layer of paint and/or a sealing agent which is applied to an aircraft component in particular with a different material composition, involving the following steps of: a) at least partially applying the at least one polymer, in particular an epoxy resin and/or polyurethane-based layer of paint and/or a sealing agent, to an upper side of the component, and b) at least partially drying the polymer by means of electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength range of between 0.28 ?m and 4.0 ?m. Accelerated drying of the polymer, in particular the paint layer thereby becomes possible from an upper side of the component to an upper side of the paint layer, whereby high surface-quality of the painting can be achieved with processing times which are nonetheless short.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Birgit Kuhlenschmidt, Daniel Lahidjanian, Dirk Bausen, Karl Hausmann, Heiko Lassow