Patents by Inventor Björn Weidmann

Björn Weidmann 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: 20170217148
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method (100) for producing an image structure (12) according to an image specification (20), in particular for a letterpress process and/or intaglio printing process, characterized in that the following steps are carried out: a) providing a base (10) for receiving the image structure (12), b) producing an image structure (12) on the base (10) so that an image layer (11) is formed on the base (10) by means of the image structure (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Martin KRÜMPELMANN, Frank GUNSCHERA, Björn WEIDMANN
  • Patent number: 9656456
    Abstract: The invention describes a machine for printing material webs (4), which comprises a station (1, 11, 41) for monitoring the printed material web (4), with the station (1, 11, 41) for monitoring the material web (4) comprising a sensor (3, 13) for monitoring the web (4) and at least one counter support (2, 12) for guiding the web (4), with at least one counter support (2, 12) being located on the side of the web (4) facing away from the sensor (3, 13). The invention is characterized by a device for providing blow air, which shows jets (6, 7) extruding blow air in the area of the station (1, 11, 41) for monitoring the material web (4) at the side of the material web (4) facing the sensor (3, 13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: WINDMOELLER & HOELSCHER KG
    Inventor: Bjoern Weidmann
  • Patent number: 9180979
    Abstract: An aircraft article composite forming tool and a method for producing the tool. The aircraft article to be formed includes a composite material including an outer surface. The aircraft article composite forming tool includes a matrix laminate made of at least an upper ply including a forming surface for forming the aircraft article and outer surface. The upper ply includes a nano filament structure embedded therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Per Hallander, Mikael Petersson, Björn Weidmann, Tommy Grankäll, Göte Strindberg, Pontus Nordin
  • Publication number: 20150290845
    Abstract: A method of manufacture of a composite aircraft article aerodynamic surface by forming the composite aircraft article aerodynamic surface on an aircraft article composite forming tool. The aircraft article composite forming tool includes a matrix laminate including an upper ply including a forming surface for forming the composite aircraft article aerodynamic surface. The upper ply of the aircraft article composite forming tool includes a nano filament structure embedded therein. A blank is conformed onto the aircraft article composite forming tool. The aircraft article is formed on the upper ply of the forming surface. The forming surface of the aircraft article composite forming tool is adapted to form an aerodynamic surface of the aircraft article. The blank is cured into the aircraft article. The composite aircraft article is finished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Per HALLANDER, Mikael PETERSSON, Björn WEIDMANN, Tommy GRANKÄLL, Göte STRINDBERG, Pontus NORDIN
  • Patent number: 9040142
    Abstract: A composite article having a longitudinal direction and a transversal direction. The article includes a stack of plies wherein one ply is a bottom ply and one ply is a top ply. Most or all of the plies include fibers. A plurality of plies have fibers substantially in an orthogonal direction and substantially in a same direction as the longitudinally direction of the article. The bottom ply and the top ply have fibers in a substantially orthogonal direction to the longitudinal direction of the article. At least one ply has the fibers substantially in the same direction as the longitudinal direction of the article. At least one of the plies having fibers substantially in the longitudinal direction includes particles selected from the group of thermoplastic tougheners, nano particles, micro particles, elastic particles, elastomer particles and polymer particles or a combination. Also a method of forming an article on a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Björn Weidmann, Mikael Petersson, Per Hallander, Pontus Nordin, Tommy Grankäll
  • Patent number: 8871126
    Abstract: A method for producing an object of composite material comprising the steps of: placing one or several prepregs on a plane surface, forming a fiber stack; lifting over the fiber stack to a molding tool; downforming the fiber stack; curing the downformed fiber stack; where the method also comprises the step of: orienting the fiber directions so that all fibers, when the fiber stack is lifted over to the molding tool, will cross an edge of the molding tool only once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Saab AB
    Inventors: Max Krogager, Mikael Petersson, Björn Weidmann, Ingemar Turesson, Anders Westerdahl, Jan Vaara
  • Publication number: 20140284431
    Abstract: The present invention regards an aircraft structure comprising an aerodynamic composite shell (7), the interior face (9) of which in whole or in part is bonded with at least one two- or three-dimensional structural composite part (11) by means of a bonding material (15). It also regards a method of manufacture of the aircraft structure. The bonding material (15) comprises a non-structural fiber reinforced resin system, wherein at least one portion of the bonding material, which portion spatially corresponds with an interior face filling volume (21), is thicker than other portions of the bonding material (15), due to settlement of resin of the non-structural fiber reinforced resin system in said interior face filling volume (21) during the viscous phase of the curing of the non-structural fiber reinforced resin system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Tommy Grankaell, Per Hallander, Mikael Petersson, Bjoern Weidmann
  • Publication number: 20140208970
    Abstract: The invention describes a machine for printing material webs (4), which comprised a station (1, 11, 41) for monitoring the printed material web (4), with the station (1, 11, 41) for monitoring the material web (4) comprising a sensor for monitoring the material web (4) and at least one counter support (2, 12) for guiding the web (4), with at least one counter support (2, 12) being located on the side of the web facing away from the sensor (3, 13), and with the surface of the counter support facing the material web at least partially being made from a porous or perforated material. It is characterized in a surface of the counter support facing the material web (4), showing a reflector (34) and/or a background illumination (39).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: WINDMOELLER & HOELSCHER KG
    Inventor: Bjoern Weidmann
  • Publication number: 20140190362
    Abstract: The invention describes a machine for printing material webs (4), which comprises a station (1, 11, 41) for monitoring the printed material web (4), with the station (1, 11, 41) for monitoring the material web (4) comprising a sensor (3, 13) for monitoring the web (4) and at least one counter support (2, 12) for guiding the web (4), with at least one counter support (2, 12) being located on the side of the web (4) facing away from the sensor (3, 13). The invention is characterized by a device for providing blow air, which shows jets (6, 7) extruding blow air in the area of the station (1, 11, 41) for monitoring the material web (4) at the side of the material web (4) facing the sensor (3, 13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: WINDMOELLER & HOELSCHER KG
    Inventor: Bjoern Weidmann
  • Patent number: 8758534
    Abstract: A method of attaching a first portion and a second portion to each other. An adhesive is exposed to a low temperature in order to obtain a non-tacky adhesive. The non-tacky adhesive is arranged between the two portions. The adhesive is cured. Use of adhesive according to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Saab AB
    Inventors: Björn Weidmann, Anders Westerdahl
  • Publication number: 20140147619
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite article 801, wherein the article has a longitudinal direction L and a transversal direction T, the article 80 comprises a stack of plies wherein one ply is a bottom ply and one ply is a top ply, most of or all of the plies comprise fibres, and the article comprises a plurality of plies having fibres substantially in the orthogonal direction 810 to the longitudinal direction L of the article 801 and the stack further comprises a plurality of plies having fibres substantially in the same direction 811 as the longitudinally direction L of the article 801 and/or a plurality of plies having fibres in the diagonal direction (812, 813, 815, 816, 817, 818) of the longitudinal direction (L) of the article (801), wherein at least one of the ply/plies having fibres substantially in the orthogonal direction 810 to the longitudinal direction L of the article 801 comprise fibres that are stiffer than the fibres in the other plies which have less stiff fibres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Tommy Grankaell, Per Hallander, Anders Lundberg, Tonny Nyman, Bjoern Weidmann, Mikael Petersson
  • Patent number: 8662452
    Abstract: A structural article including an outer surface that serves as an aerodynamic surface when the structural article is subjected for an air stream. A resin matrix laminate includes an upper ply and a bottom ply. A heating element is arranged in contact with the bottom ply and coupled to a power supply unit in purpose to deice/anti-ice the outer surface. Each ply includes a thermally conductive filament structure having a filament orientation such that the prolongation of the filaments has an extension essentially perpendicular to the extension of the laminate. The thermally conductive filament structure of the upper ply is embedded in the upper ply in such way that at least a portion of the thermally conductive filament structure is exposed in the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Per Hallander, Mikael Petersson, Björn Weidmann, Tommy Grankäll, Göte Strindberg, Pontus Nordin
  • Patent number: 8632710
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the manufacture of a composite article comprising a composite plate (1) and at least one fitting (4). The method is characterized by the steps of arranging at least one former on said composite plate (1), arranging at least one fitting (4) on said composite plate (1), producing a lay-up by applying a composite material layer (9) least partly covering an external surface of the former and of the fitting, and curing the layup in a curing process. After curing, said composite material layer (9) forms the walls of a stiffener and at least partly encloses the fitting so as to support it in a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Mikael Petersson, Björn Weidmann, Max Krogager, Ingemar Turesson
  • Publication number: 20130240110
    Abstract: An aircraft article composite forming tool and a method for producing the tool. The aircraft article to be formed includes a composite material including an outer surface. The aircraft article composite forming tool includes a matrix laminate made of at least an upper ply including a forming surface for forming the aircraft article and outer surface. The upper ply includes a nano filament structure embedded therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Per Hallander, Mikael Petersson, Björn Weidmann, Tommy Grankäll, Göte Strindberg, Pontus Nordin
  • Publication number: 20130129968
    Abstract: A composite article having a longitudinal direction and a transversal direction. The article includes a stack of plies wherein one ply is a bottom ply and one ply is a top ply. Most or all of the plies include fibers. A plurality of plies have fibers substantially in an orthogonal direction and substantially in a same direction as the longitudinally direction of the article. The bottom ply and the top ply have fibers in a substantially orthogonal direction to the longitudinal direction of the article. At least one ply has the fibers substantially in the same direction as the longitudinal direction of the article. At least one of the plies having fibers substantially in the longitudinal direction includes particles selected from the group of thermoplastic tougheners, nano particles, micro particles, elastic particles, elastomer particles and polymer particles or a combination. Also a method of forming an article on a tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Björn Weidmann, Mikael Petersson, Per Hallander, Pontus Nordin, Tommy Grankäll
  • Publication number: 20120292439
    Abstract: A structural article including an outer surface that serves as an aerodynamic surface when the structural article is subjected for an air stream. A resin matrix laminate includes an upper ply and a bottom ply. A heating element is arranged in contact with the bottom ply and coupled to a power supply unit in purpose to deice/anti-ice the outer surface. Each ply includes a thermally conductive filament structure having a filament orientation such that the prolongation of the filaments has an extension essentially perpendicular to the extension of the laminate. The thermally conductive filament structure of the upper ply is embedded in the upper ply in such way that at least a portion of the thermally conductive filament structure is exposed in the outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Per Hallander, Mikael Petersson, Björn Weidmann, Tommy Grankäll, Göte Strindberg, Pontus Nordin
  • Publication number: 20120256076
    Abstract: A method of producing a forming tool and a forming tool for forming an article. The forming tool includes a composite face sheet having a forming surface and an inner surface opposite the forming surface. A support structure is attached to the inner surface of the composite face sheet. The support structure includes a support shell of composite having a first surface facing the inner surface of the composite face sheet and having a second surface opposite the first surface. The support structure further includes distance members. The support shell is fixed at a distance from the composite face sheet by the distance members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Tommy Grankall, Anders Lundberg, Jan Andersson, Mikael Petersson, Björn Weidmann, Jan Waara, Per Hallander
  • Patent number: 8221575
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a contoured composite article. A separation distance of dividing elements of a dividing unit configured to divide a tape comprising fiber is adjusted. The tape is fed through the dividing unit to divide the tape into a plurality of inter-connected or separate, substantially longitudinal strips. The tape is laid onto a surface with an automatic tape laying apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Max Krogager, Björn Weidmann, Mikael Petersson
  • Publication number: 20120148789
    Abstract: An aircraft structure including structural composite parts assembled together to form the aircraft structure. A bonding interlayer material bonds the structural composite parts to each other. The bonding interlayer material includes a nanostructure enhanced material. A method of producing an aircraft structure of assembled structural composite parts, being cured or semi-cured before assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Per Hallander, Mikael Petersson, Björn Weidmann, Tommy Grankäll, Pontus Nordin
  • Publication number: 20120003347
    Abstract: A device for shaping of an article of composite material. The device includes a tool including a top surface and side surface for shaping at least one blank of composite material into an article having a predetermined profile; and a air-tight foil. The device further includes at least one support arranged to be in supporting contact with the underside of the protruding part of the blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Mikael Petersson, Björn Weidmann