Patents by Inventor Christian Wittmann

Christian Wittmann 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: 20240066784
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for shaping plastic preforms into containers, having a transport device, which transports the plastic preforms to be shaped along a transport path, wherein the transport device has a rotatable transport carrier wherein a plurality of shaping stations are arranged. The shaping stations each have blow-molding devices which the preforms are shaped by applying a flowable medium. The shaping stations have application devices which apply the flowable medium to the preforms, wherein the shaping stations have stretching devices for stretching the preforms in a longitudinal direction. The stretching devices have at least one stretching rod which can be moved in the longitudinal direction of the preforms and can be inserted into the plastic preforms. The device has a clean room, which the plastic preforms are expanded into the plastic containers, and a sealing device to seal the clean room from a non-sterile environment, and closed with a cover device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Andreas ROTH, Florian GELTINGER, Christian WITTMANN, Mathias BURGMEIER, Christian HUETTNER
  • Publication number: 20240017470
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming plastic preforms into plastic containers includes a rotatable transport carrier on which a plurality of forming stations is arranged, and forming stations each having blow molding devices within which the plastic preforms can be formed into the plastic containers by applying a flowable medium. The forming stations each have stretching devices having at least one stretching rod which can be moved in the longitudinal direction of the plastic preforms and introduced into the plastic preforms. The apparatus also has a clean room within which the plastic preforms are expanded to form the plastic containers. The stretching devices and the forming stations are each arranged on a mold carrier holder and are held thereby, so that the mold carrier holder is designed as a carrying device of the apparatus and walls of the clean room to delimit the apparatus from a non-sterile environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Daniel THEEN, Florian GELTINGER, Florian GERNGROSS, Waldemar SUPPES, Juergen SOELLNER, Christian WITTMANN
  • Publication number: 20240017469
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming plastic preforms into plastic containers has a rotatable transport carrier on which a plurality of forming stations is arranged. The forming stations each have blow molding devices within which the plastic preforms are formed by application of a flowable medium into the plastic containers. The apparatus has a clean room, within which the plastic preforms are expanded into the plastic containers, a feed device to feed plastic preforms to be formed, and a discharge device for discharging formed containers from the transport device. The apparatus also has an ejection device for ejecting plastic preforms or plastic containers from the transport path, being arranged between the discharge device and the feed device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Juergen SOELLNER, Norbert KINDL, Florian GELTINGER, Waldemar SUPPES, Christian WITTMANN, Daniel THEEN, Florian GERNGROSS
  • Publication number: 20240017980
    Abstract: A system for producing filled plastic containers from sterilized plastic preforms, includes a transport device for transporting the plastic preforms and plastic containers produced from the plastic preforms by forming, along a predetermined transport path through the system, a forming apparatus for forming the sterilized plastic preforms into plastic containers, and a filling apparatus for filling the plastic containers during their at least sectional transport substantially along a circular line about a central axis of the filling apparatus. The forming apparatus and the filling apparatus have a maximum distance from one another in relation to their respective central axes of 5.5 m, preferably of 5.3 m, and the forming apparatus has a maximum number of 24 forming stations or of 6.0 m, preferably of 5.6 m, and the forming apparatus has more than 24 forming stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Christian WITTMANN, Michael PETER
  • Publication number: 20240009913
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming plastic preforms into plastic containers, includes a transport device, which has a rotatable transport carrier on which a plurality of forming stations is arranged. The forming stations each have application devices for applying fluid medium to the plastic preforms. The forming stations each have stretching devices for stretching the plastic preforms in the longitudinal direction thereof. The stretching devices each have at least one stretching rod which can be moved in the longitudinal direction of the plastic preforms. The apparatus has a clean room, within which the plastic preforms are expanded into the plastic containers, and a sealing device in order to seal the clean room from a non-sterile environment. The sealing device has at least one circumferential channel which can be filled with a liquid, characterized in that the clean room is closed with a cover device, and this cover device is fastened at least to at least one stretching device by fastening devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Christian WITTMANN, Florian GELTINGER, Daniel THEEN
  • Publication number: 20230047394
    Abstract: Apparatus for treating containers has a transport device which transports the containers at least in sections along a predetermined transport path, and a plurality of treatment devices which treat the containers at least at times during transport along the transport path, wherein the apparatus has a clean room which clean room is delimited from an environment by at least one wall, and furthermore at least one sealing device is provided for sealing off the clean room from its environment, wherein this sealing device has at least two elements and/or walls which can be moved with respect to one another wherein, the clean room is formed between a floor unit and a ceiling unit and at least the floor unit or the ceiling unit is formed as a load-bearing unit and support elements are arranged within the clean room for supporting the ceiling unit and/or the floor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Inventors: Waldemar SUPPES, Christian WITTMANN, Florian GERNGROSS, Daniel THEEN, Florian GELTINGER, Daniel PETER
  • Patent number: 10105872
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing plastic containers is provided, comprising a heating device that heats plastic preforms, and including a shaping device provided downstream of this heating device in the transport direction of the plastic preforms, which shaping device shapes the plastic preforms into the plastic containers, wherein a tempering device for tempering the plastic preforms heated by the heating device is provided in the transport direction of the plastic preforms between the heating device and the shaping device, which tempering device has at least one tempering unit provided on a carrier rotatable about a predetermined rotary axis, and which tempering unit has at least two contacting devices, between which at least one section of the plastic preform can be received, which contacting devices can be moved in relation to one another along a predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Bernhard Sternkopf, Christian Mehlin, Christian Wittmann, Erik Blochmann, Florian Geltinger, Gerald Huettner, Joerg Neumann, Kevin Folger, Markus Summer, Martin Puettmann, Norbert Kindl, Roland Reiner, Thomas Rauschendorfer, Thomas Spitzer, Waldemar Suppes
  • Publication number: 20160361838
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing plastic containers is provided, comprising a heating device that heats plastic preforms, and including a shaping device provided downstream of this heating device in the transport direction of the plastic preforms, which shaping device shapes the plastic preforms into the plastic containers, wherein a tempering device for tempering the plastic preforms heated by the heating device is provided in the transport direction of the plastic preforms between the heating device and the shaping device, which tempering device has at least one tempering unit provided on a carrier rotatable about a predetermined rotary axis, and which tempering unit has at least two contacting devices, between which at least one section of the plastic preform can be received, which contacting devices can be moved in relation to one another along a predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Bernhard STERNKOPF, Christian MEHLIN, Christian WITTMANN, Erik BLOCHMANN, Florian GELTINGER, Gerald HUETTNER, Joerg NEUMANN, Kevin FOLGER, Markus SUMMER, Martin PUETTMANN, Norbert KINDL, Roland REINER, Thomas RAUSCHENDORFER, Thomas SPITZER, Waldemar SUPPES
  • Publication number: 20160361840
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for producing plastic containers, comprising a heating device that heats plastic preforms, and including a shaping device provided downstream of this heating device in the transport direction of the plastic preforms, which shaping device shapes the plastic preforms into the plastic containers, wherein a tempering device for tempering the plastic preforms heated by the heating device is provided in the transport direction of the plastic preforms between the heating device and the shaping device, which tempering device has at least one tempering unit provided on a carrier rotatable about a predetermined rotary axis, and which tempering unit has at least two contacting devices, between which at least one section of the plastic preform can be received, which contacting devices can be moved in relation to one another along a predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: BERNHARD STERNKOPF, CHRISTIAN MEHLIN, CHRISTIAN WITTMANN, ERIK BLOCHMANN, FLORIAN GELTINGER, GERALD HUETTNER, JOERG NEUMANN, KEVIN FOLGER, MARKUS SUMMER, MARTIN PUETTMANN, NORBERT KINDL, ROLAND REINER, THOMAS RAUSCHENDORFER, THOMAS SPITZER, WALDEMAR SUPPES
  • Patent number: 8714957
    Abstract: An apparatus for molding plastic preforms into plastic containers, includes at least one blow molding station having a cavity, within which the plastic preforms can be expanded into the plastic containers, wherein the blow molding station includes a base part that delimits the cavity and wherein the base part is releasably mounted on a carrier by a fastening mechanism. The apparatus includes a force application member to which an engageable force can be applied and which generates in a fixed condition of the base part on the carrier a holding force that keeps the base part and the carrier together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Erik Blochmann, Maria Lindner, Christian Wittmann
  • Patent number: 8303009
    Abstract: A gripping element for gripping plastic containers with mouths, and in particular performs, includes a carrier on which there is arranged a gripping head which can be introduced at least partially into a mouth of the plastic container. Arranged on the gripping head is at least one holding element which is at least partially movable in a radial direction in relation to the gripping head to secure the container relative to the gripping head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Thomas Hoellriegl, Christian Wittmann
  • Patent number: 8231379
    Abstract: An apparatus for moulding plastic preforms into plastic containers may include at least one blow mould and a plurality of closure elements cooperating with one another in order to transfer the blow mould between an open condition and a closed condition, in which the blow mould forms a cavity, within which the plastic preforms may be expanded into plastic containers. The closure elements include at least one first mould section and one second mould section. The first mould section and the second mould section may be moved between the closed position and the open position in relation to one another. In a closed condition, the first and second mould sections are locked together. The closure elements may further include a bottom section which may be moved relative to the first and second mould sections in order to close the cavity in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Florian Schmid, Frank Winzinger, Christian Wittmann
  • Publication number: 20120091631
    Abstract: An apparatus for moulding plastic preforms into plastic containers, comprising at least one blow moulding station (1) having a cavity, within which the plastic preforms can be expanded into the plastic containers, wherein the blow moulding station (1) includes a base part (2) that delimits the cavity and wherein the base part (2) is releasably mounted on a carrier (6) by means of a fastening mechanism (10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 28). According to the invention, the apparatus includes a force application member (10) to which an engageable force can be applied and which generates in a fixed condition of the base part (2) on the carrier (6) a holding force that keeps the base part (2) and the carrier (6) together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Erik Blochmann, Maria Lindner, Christian Wittmann
  • Publication number: 20100213728
    Abstract: A gripping element (1) for gripping plastic containers with mouths, and in particular preforms, comprising a carrier (2) on which there is arranged a gripping head (4) which can be introduced at least partially into a mouth of the plastic container. According to the invention, arranged on the gripping head (4) is at least one holding element (6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 6e) which is at least partially movable in a radial direction (R) in relation to the gripping head (4) to secure the container relative to the gripping head (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas Hoellriegl, Christian Wittmann
  • Publication number: 20100203187
    Abstract: An apparatus for moulding plastic preforms into plastic containers may include at least one blow mould and a plurality of closure elements cooperating with one another in order to transfer the blow mould between an open condition and a closed condition, in which the blow mould forms a cavity, within which the plastic preforms may be expanded into plastic containers. The closure elements include at least one first mould section and one second mould section. The first mould section and the second mould section may be moved between the closed position and the open position in relation to one another. In a closed condition, the first and second mould sections are locked together. The closure elements may further include a bottom section which may be moved relative to the first and second mould sections in order to close the cavity in one direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Florian SCHMID, Frank WINZINGER, Christian WITTMANN
  • Patent number: 7633920
    Abstract: In one aspect a communication terminal comprising a first interface, a second interface is provided, and a connection unit. The first interface for connecting to a first network for the bidirectional transmission of information between the first interface and a central communication device, arranged in a first network. The second interface allows a link can be establishment with a radio network. The communication terminal is established as a base station for the radio network, when the connection unit is activated. The radio network is a WLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Christian Wittmann
  • Publication number: 20070160023
    Abstract: In one aspect a communication terminal comprising a first interface, a second interface is provided, and a connection unit. The first interface for connecting to a first network for the bidirectional transmission of information between the first interface and a central communication device, arranged in a first network. The second interface allows a link can be establishment with a radio network. The communication terminal is established as a base station for the radio network, when the connection unit is activated. The radio network is a WLAN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventor: Christian Wittmann