Patents by Inventor Christian Tockert

Christian Tockert 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: 10378071
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bellow compensator for a charging installation of a metallurgical furnace. The bellow compensator comprises an inlet end pipe 40 and an opposite outlet end pipe 42 and a bellow section 44 arranged between the inlet end pipe 40 and the outlet end pipe 42, the bellow section 44 being formed by a series of folds and allowing relative movement between the inlet end pipe 40 and the outlet end pipe 42. According to the present invention, a non-structural flexible liner 60, preferably wire mesh gasket, is arranged along an inner wall 62 of the bellow compensator and extends over at least some of the length of the bellow section 44. The non-structural flexible liner 60 has a first end 64 and a second end 66, wherein the first end 64 is fixedly connected to the inlet end pipe 40 and the second end 66 is fixedly connected to the outlet end pipe 42.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: PAUL WURTH S.A.
    Inventors: Klaus Mutschler, Paul Tockert, Jean-Paul Closener, Christian De Gruiter, Nicolas Schlesser
  • Patent number: 5992795
    Abstract: A stratospheric balloon comprising on the one hand an external flexible envelope (1) having a natural shape and made of transparent synthetic material and presenting an air inlet and, on the other hand, an internal screen (2) made of visible and infrared energy collecting material and having the shape of a surface generated by a mobile generatrix parallel to the longitudinal symmetry axis of the external envelope. The internal shield is connected to the envelope (1) by attachments arranged at the upper part of the envelope at a distance from the longitudinal axis of the latter, and extending longitudinally freely inside the envelope (1) without contacting it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales
    Inventor: Christian Tockert
  • Patent number: 4986494
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for stabilizing at altitude a stratospheric balloon between the upper and lower levels through a plurality of diurnal and nocturnal cycles. The process comprises providing the stratospheric balloon (1) of the open, variable volume type a with a thermal trapping hood (7) arranged in the vicinity of its upper pole piece (4). This hood has reflecting properties from the side oriented toward the interior of the balloon and preferably thermal insulating properties, and its surface comprises between 1% and 15% of the total surface area of the balloon when full, preferably between 2% and 5%. In the full state, it does not appreciably alter the thermal balance of the balloon, while at lower levels at reduced states of inflation, it limits the energy loss from the bulb by reflecting toward the exterior and avoids an irreversible descent of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1991
    Assignee: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (C.N.E.S.)
    Inventor: Christian Tockert