Patents by Inventor Christian Schiel

Christian Schiel 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: 5129992
    Abstract: A stationary support device for the drainage wire screen of a fiber web forming section. The cover ledge over which the drainage screen passes has a front edge which the screen passes and then the drainage surface beneath the wire screen diverges from the wire screen in the wire screen advancing direction. The cover ledge is of hard material. The front part of the cover ledge is supported by a support at a rigid pivot joint. The rearward part of the cover ledge is supported by wedge surface connections for permitting adjustment of the tilt orientation of the cover ledge with respect to the drainage wire. Leaf type clamping springs disposed between the cover ledge and the support, disposed rearwardly of the front joint and disposed forwardly of the wedge surface connections. The clamping leaf springs being connected to the cover ledge by tie rods at the center of the spring and to the support by tie rods at the ends of the springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Schiel, Helmut Grimm
  • Patent number: 5123150
    Abstract: A press roll with controllable deflection, for treatment of web type material, specifically for the treatment of a paper web (2), with a roll shell (1) that is rotatably connected with an axle (10) serving as flexural backing and defining with it an annular intermediate space. Within this intermediate space, in the area of the roll ends, there is a seal (transverse seal 18) each provided, and at that, in such a way that between the end of the roll shell (1) and the transverse seal (18) there remains on both sides of the web-shaped material (2) a free marginal zone (R). There is provided on each roll end, in the area of the marginal zone (R) on the inside of the roll shell (1), a channel type cavity (6) that can be charged with a heat transfer fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Assignee: J.M. Voith GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Schiel
  • Patent number: 5118391
    Abstract: A press blanket for a press device in a paper making machine, or the like, is formed of an elastomeric blanket material and fully embedded layers of reinforcement threads. The radially inner layer is formed of longitudinal threads which extend parallel to the axis of the press blanket. The radially outer layer is formed of circumferential threads which are wound in the direction of blanket motion and are wound generally helically. The threads are fully surrounded by the layer of elastomeric material which is of homogeneous, that is formed from a single pouring. The circumferential threads have a diameter of at most 1/500 of the outside diameter of the fully rounded press blanket. In a unit area of the press blanket, the tensile strength of the circumferential threads is at least 40% greater than the tensile strength of the longitudinal threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Matuschczyk, Karl Steiner, Harald Aufrecht, Christian Schiel
  • Patent number: 5107625
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of a continuous press shell that is liquid-tight and smoothed on its inside, and which can be used as a press element in a dewatering press is provided. The press shell consists of a continuous wire belt which on its outside is coated with a plastic. Upon the smoothing of its outside, the coated press shell is turned, so that for the use of the press shell its smoothed surface will be on its inside. For turning the press shell, the one continuous edge of the press shell is first turned inward and attached to a traction device. Next, an adjoining and as yet unturned section of the press shell is held back on its outside, by means of vacuum, on a fixed guide device. Lastly, the traction device, along with the edge of the press shell attached to it, is pulled through the interior of the press shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Assignee: J.M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Steiner, Josef Mullner, Christian Schiel, Hans Flamig
  • Patent number: 5090535
    Abstract: The invention concerns a drive unit, particularly for a calender of a paper machine, with a universal joint featuring two joint forms as well as a crosshead, with a shaft each coordinated with the two joint forks, one shaft being arranged on the drive side and the other on the output side (drive shaft and output shaft), additionally, with a clutch for engaging and disengaging the drive unit. The invention is characterized by the following characteristics:(a) The clutch is fashioned as a gear clutch with a number of teeth extending in axial direction and coordinated each with one of the clutch halves;(b) for actuation of the clutch there is a shift mechanism provided;(c) coordinated with the universal joint is a guide device, for instance a cylindrical sleeve, for guiding the universal joint along with the extendable clutch half on its shift path in the clutch process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Assignee: J.M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Schiel, Walter Reiter
  • Patent number: 5081759
    Abstract: A cylinder has a roll shell that rotates around a fixed central axis. A first chamber arranged inside the cylinder is filled with liquid and transfers a supporting hydraulic force from the central axis to the shell. The first chamber is linked by a throttle to a second chamber located as well inside the cylinder, and in which is arranged for example a hermetically closed rubber hose filled with gas, so that the second chamber is at all times only partially filled with liquid. Thus, the volume of liquid contained in the second chamber can rapidly change when there is a change of pressure in the first chamber, so when the shell tends to vibrate, liquid flows back and forth through the throttle, converting wave energy into frictional heat by means of fluid friction, and thereby damping the vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Assignee: J.M. Voith GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Schiel
  • Patent number: 5078835
    Abstract: A ledge for resiliently supporting a paper making machine wire has a head ledge which extends across the direction of travel of the wire and over which the wire can slide. The head ledge is rigidly connected to a movable support ledge which also extends across the direction of travel of the wire and is guided on a stationary support structure. Between the movable support ledge and the stationary structure there is a resilient push device which can displace the movable support ledge together with the head ledge between a position of rest away from the wire and an operating position in which the head ledge is pressed with a predetermined force against the wire. The stationary structure has several guide arms distributed over the length of the support ledge which are the exclusive means for guiding the movable support ledge. Several guide arms arranged in pairs are provided which grip around the support ledge, in the manner of a clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignee: J.M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Schiel, Helmut Grimm, Robert Wolf
  • Patent number: 5033176
    Abstract: A sag compensating roll having a stationary yoke for taking up bending forces, a hollow roll shell surrounding the yoke and hydrostatic support elements between the yoke and the shell. Each support element having a pressure shoe facing the inner surface of the shell defining a slide surface at the shell. Relief pockets recessed into the slide surface. A pressure space defined between a first piston on the yoke and the pressure shoe, and the shoe is radially movable with respect to the first piston. A pressure fluid line communicates with the pressure space and, by capillaries from the pressure space, communicates with the relief pockets. The pressure space and the relief pockets are dimensioned so that the active surface of the relief pockets is larger than the active surface of the pressure space acting on the support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Schiel
  • Patent number: 5012730
    Abstract: Press roll with a tubular cylinder, featuring on each of its two ends a roll head with a journal, specifically for use in a roll press consisting of the press roll and a backing roll with controlled deflection, for the treatment of web type material such as a paper web or the like. The inside surface of the tubular cylinder is so shaped across the web width that the shape of the flex line of the tubular cylinder will approximate during operation the flex line of the roll shell of the backing roll. This yields a press roll having a relatively thin-walled tubular cylinder which is lightweight. Nonetheless, an extensively constant line force is achieved in the press gap of the roll press across the web width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Assignee: J.M. Voith GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Schiel
  • Patent number: 5003863
    Abstract: Located in a stationary frame is a cylinder-piston unit, the piston of which is adapted to displace the bearing housing of a roll in a paper-making machine at right angles to the longitudinal axis thereof. The bearing housing is guided in the frame with the aid of linear guide-elements. The radial play between the piston and the cylinder-bore is greater than the transverse play between the said linear guide-elements. Furthermore, the axial length of the piston is less than the depth of the cylinder-bore. Whenever the cylinder-piston unit is relieved of its load, and the cylinder thus returns to its position of rest, it is centered in the cylinder-bore by means of a centering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Schiel, Paul Hafner
  • Patent number: 4986178
    Abstract: Holding arrangement for a device directed against a linearly adjustable roll, such as a doctor blade, blowing device or similar. On a holding arrangement for a device for surface treatment of the roll shell, directed against a linearly adjustable roll, where the roll is endways mounted through a bearing housing each in a machine frame, where for each bearing housing a cylinder/piston unit is provided for displacement of the roll, and where the roll is removable from the machine frame together with the bearing housings, a holder plate is arranged between the bearing housing and the piston of the cylinder/piston unit, which holder plate is connected with a support bearing for the device for surface treatment of the roll shell. Available is thus a holding arrangement of the categorial type which relative to the roll is well adjustable, which need not be lifted off as the roll contacts the opposite roll and which overall can be so integrated that it remains on the machine frame as the roll is lifted off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1991
    Assignee: J.M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Hafner, Christian Schiel
  • Patent number: 4944089
    Abstract: A press roll for a web includes a support body which is either stationary or rotatable and a press shell which is rotatable over the support body and against a mating roll. A respective shell support element or disc is disposed axially outward of both ends of the support body and the support element has an axially outward, face side. The flexible, liquid impervious endless belt press shell has lateral edge zones. Each edge zone has a respective plurality of outwardly projecting tongues and has cutouts between neighboring tongues. The edge zone is turned radially inward and its tongues are each respectively mounted on a holding element projecting from the face side of the shell support element. Centering elements also ono the face side of the shell support element are placed each for extending into and contacting the base of the cutouts between neighboring tongues for positioning the tongues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Flamig, Andreas Schutte, Christian Schiel, Karl Steiner, Josef Mullner
  • Patent number: 4931142
    Abstract: A long-nip press roll and a mating roll form an areal press nip with each other. The long-nip press roll has a flexible tubular press shell which is mounted by means of two support disks on a stationary support member which extends through the inside of the press shell. Within a hydraulic pressure chamber provided on the supporting member is a radially displaceable press shoe which can press the press shell against the mating roll. Support member, pressure chamber and mating roll are arranged symmetrically relative to a press plane. The slide surface of the press shoe which contacts the press shell is arranged offset with respect to the press plane in the direction opposite the direction of travel of the press shell. The axis of rotation of the press shell and its two support disks is also arranged offset out of the press plane in the direction opposite the direction of travel of the press shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Steiner, Josef Mullner, Christian Schiel, Hans Flamig
  • Patent number: 4919761
    Abstract: A long nip press roll includes a stationary support member and a flexible, tubular, inflatable press shell which is supported to rotate around the support member by axially separated support discs rotatable around the support member. A radially displaceable press shoe is supported on the support member for pressing outward against the press shell against a counter roll in the press plane. To enable the press roll to be used in a press where it is disposed either beneath or above the counter roll, all of the internal lines in the support member, e.g. those for the supply and discharge of pressure oil, lubricant and cooling oil and press shell pressurizing air, include two sets of coupling for coupling them to external lines, a respective set of the couplings being located at each axial end of the press roll. During assembly, one of the sets of couplings at one end is connected to external lines, and the other set of couplings is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Schiel, Hans Flamig, Andreas Schutte
  • Patent number: 4880501
    Abstract: An elastically deformable press cover of a press for dewatering web material, in particular of a dewatering press for paper making machines, or the like. The press cover surrounds a support and is an endless belt. At its outside, which faces toward the web, the press cover has ridges which lie in preferably equidistant diametral planes or run round the cover in the form of a helical line. Between the ridges there remain grooves which are open to the outside. As seen in cross-section, the top lands of the ridges are concave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1989
    Assignee: J.M. Voith GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Schiel
  • Patent number: 4878281
    Abstract: A press roll for a web comprises a support body which is either stationary or rotatable and comprises a press shell which is rotatable over the support body and against a mating roll. A respective shell support element or disc is disposed axially outward of both ends of the support body and the support element has an axially outward, face side. The flexible, liquid impervious endless belt press shell has lateral edge zones. Each edge zone has a respective plurality of outwardly projecting tongues and has cutouts between neighboring tongues. The edge zone is turned radially inward and its tongues are each respectively mounted on a holding element projecting from the face side of the shell support element. Centering elements also on the face side of the shell support element are placed each for extending into and contacting the base of the cutouts between neighboring tongues for positioning the tongues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Inventors: Hans Flamig, Andreas Schutte, Christian Schiel, Karl Steiner, Josef Mullner
  • Patent number: 4875975
    Abstract: A device for drawing in an endless belt into a machine which manufactures paper, cardboard, or the like, includes a frame having a draw-in side over which the belt is drawn in and having an opposite side. An auxiliary support for the belt and off which the belt is transferred is moved up to the draw-in side of the frame. The frame has at least one cantilever piece extending beyond the draw-in side toward the auxiliary support. The auxiliary support has a corresponding cantilever arm. A lift device joins the cantilever arm with a respective cantilever piece to provide lift of the cantilever piece. The frame on the draw-in side has a removable intermediate piece, removable to permit the belt to be drawn in while the cantilever arm supports the cantilever piece and thereby supports the draw-in side of the frame. With the intermediate piece reinstalled in the draw-in side of the frame, the auxiliary support may be removed. In a one-belt height arrangement, the auxiliary support is generally C-shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1989
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Schiel
  • Patent number: 4838156
    Abstract: A roller press has a press roll and at least one pressure roll applying pressure to it. In the end region of each pressure roll, there is an associated positioning cylinder. The positioning cylinders relieve the pressure of the pressure roll against the press roll automatically upon an impermissible increase in the operating pressure in the positioning cylinder. For this purpose, each positioning cylinder has a safety valve which is operated either by the working fluid in the positioning cylinder to the pressure relief condition or by an electrical signal, in different embodiments, to relieve pressure in the positioning cylinder. The safety valves are coupled to each other by a signal line. When one safety valve relieves one positioning cylinder, all of the positioning cylinders are relieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Hafner, Christian Schiel
  • Patent number: 4829842
    Abstract: Spur gearing including an outer gear rim firmly attached to the roller to be driven. A first self-aligning bearing disposed within the outer gear rim mounts the gear rim to a firm support. A pinion outside of the outer gear rim meshes with the outer gear rim. A journal in the pinion connects it to a support bracket. A second self-aligning bearing joins the pinion to the journal. A pinion driving coupling shaft is coupled to the pinion for driving the pinion to rotate. The pinion can incline with respect to the coupling shaft. To limit the angle of tilt of the pinion, in one embodiment, there is a third self-aligning bearing within the pinion to one axial side of the second bearing and a radial gap between an extension of the journal for the second bearing and the third bearing, for allowing and limiting tilting of the pinion axis, and the elements are so sized that the tilt angle of the pinion is limited to about 1.degree. and preferably to less than 0.6 .degree..
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Assignee: J.M. Voith GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Schiel
  • Patent number: RE33034
    Abstract: A press roll for acting in opposition to a counter roll. The press roll has a support member which is supported at its opposite ends. The support member is stationary in certain most embodiments and rotatable in one embodiment. A flexible, liquid-tight endless press jacket is wrapped around the support member. At each lateral end of the press roll, the press jacket is fastened to the outward end of a supporting disk, which is rotatably mounted on the support member. The lateral edge zones of the press jacket are both deformed radially inwardly around the outside of the respective supporting disks and each edge zone is clamped there by a annular clamping flange. To facilitate deformation of the edge zones, at least one of the edge zones terminates in a series of tongues separated by cutouts arrayed around the roll. Coiled tension springs engage the edge zone and/or the tongues to pull them in the direction toward the axis of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Schiel, Hans Flamig, Udo Grossmann, Joseph Mullner, Karl Steiner