Patents by Inventor Christoph LEIDIG

Christoph LEIDIG 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: 11098745
    Abstract: Connector, wherein the connector is configured for connecting a first component to a second component, wherein the components each have an opening with cross sections different from a circular cross section, wherein the connector has a cage part which has a radial flange at one end and which has a stem portion with a cross section different from a circular cross section, said stem portion being insertable into the opening of the second component such that the flange is positioned against the front side of the second component, wherein the connector has a nut part which is at least partially accommodated by the cage part and that is rotatable, has an axial opening and has opposite wing portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Albert Sbongk, Christoph Leidig
  • Patent number: 10968938
    Abstract: A connector (1) for fastening a first component (100) to a second component (200) of a motor vehicle, includes a bearing collar (10) for bearing against the first component (100), a crossbar (20) having one or more upper bearing surfaces (21.1, 21.2) for bearing against the second component (200) and for bracing the second component (200) against the first component (100) in a rotated final assembly position, a shaft portion (30) for passing through corresponding apertures (110, 210) in the components (100, 200), and fastening means (40) for fastening the connector (1) to the first component (100) in a preassembly position. A rotation-blocking device (50) is configured to block rotation of the connector (1) in relation to the first component (100) in the preassembly position and only to release said rotation when the connector (1) has moved from the preassembly position in the direction of the final assembly position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Christoph Leidig, Jan Müller
  • Publication number: 20210046979
    Abstract: A closing plug for closing holes in objects, in particular for closing holes in vehicle bodies, wherein the closing plug has at least one first circumferential wall which encloses a cavity, wherein a transverse wall is present in the cavity between the circumferential side wall, which transverse wall has an outer shape which corresponds to the shape of the cavity and is attached to the side wall in a circumferential manner, wherein, for the purpose of reinforcing the circumferential wall against yielding outward or inward, at least one reinforcement rib extends transversely through the cavity and so as to connect opposite regions of the circumferential side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Christoph LEIDIG, Jan MÜLLER
  • Publication number: 20200063781
    Abstract: A car body (1) includes a nut plate (2) predominantly made of hardened steel, wherein the hardened steel of the nut plate (2) is welded directly to the car body (1). A nut plate (2) as for use in direct welding to a car body (1) is also provided. A method for mounting a nut plate (2), which is predominantly made of hardened steel, to a car body (1), wherein the method involves welding the hardened steel of the nut plate (2) to the car body (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Isaac TEJERO SALINERO, Christoph LEIDIG
  • Publication number: 20190170180
    Abstract: Connector, wherein the connector is configured for connecting a first component to a second component, wherein the components each have an opening with cross sections different from a circular cross section, wherein the connector has a cage part which has a radial flange at one end and which has a stem portion with a cross section different from a circular cross section, said stem portion being insertable into the opening of the second component such that the flange is positioned against the front side of the second component, wherein the connector has a nut part which is at least partially accommodated by the cage part and that is rotatable, has an axial opening and has opposite wing portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Albert SBONGK, Christoph LEIDIG
  • Publication number: 20190136894
    Abstract: A connector (1) for fastening a first component (100) to a second component (200) of a motor vehicle, includes a bearing collar (10) for bearing against the first component (100), a crossbar (20) having one or more upper bearing surfaces (21.1, 21.2) for bearing against the second component (200) and for bracing the second component (200) against the first component (100) in a rotated final assembly position, a shaft portion (30) for passing through corresponding apertures (110, 210) in the components (100, 200), and fastening means (40) for fastening the connector (1) to the first component (100) in a preassembly position. A rotation-blocking device (50) is configured to block rotation of the connector (1) in relation to the first component (100) in the preassembly position and only to release said rotation when the connector (1) has moved from the preassembly position in the direction of the final assembly position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Christoph LEIDIG, Jan Müller