Patents by Inventor Christoph Wangenheim

Christoph Wangenheim 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: 20210207441
    Abstract: A downhole component including a first portion; a second portion; a controlled failure structure between the first portion and second portion. A method for improving efficiency in downhole components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Chaitanya Vempati, Christoph Wangenheim
  • Patent number: 10933622
    Abstract: Methods of creating and heat-treating 3D-printed objects may involve creating an object utilizing a 3D printer. The object may be moved from the 3D printer to a heat-treatment apparatus. The object may be exposed to an elevated temperature and pressure may be applied to the object utilizing a pressure-transmission medium of the heat-treatment apparatus. The 3D printer and heat-treatment apparatus may in a unified process flow volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Madison S. Burns, Luke Alan Boyer, Christoph Wangenheim, James Andy Oxford, Sobieslaw Gacek
  • Publication number: 20210031505
    Abstract: A tool having a temperature management arrangement includes a single piece unitary body, a channel within the body having a geometric discontinuity that forms a vortex chamber. A tool including a temperature management arrangement having a geometric discontinuity configured as a vortex chamber formed simultaneously with formation of a body. A method for producing a thermal management arrangement comprises additively growing the arrangement while selectively forming a channel in the arrangement, the channel comprising a geometric discontinuity formed as a vortex chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Luke Alan Boyer, Christoph Wangenheim, Volker Peters, Gregory Folks, Walter James Myron
  • Publication number: 20200180296
    Abstract: Methods of creating and heat-treating 3D-printed objects may involve creating an object utilizing a 3D printer. The object may be moved from the 3D printer to a heat-treatment apparatus. The object may be exposed to an elevated temperature and pressure may be applied to the object utilizing a pressure-transmission medium of the heat-treatment apparatus. The 3D printer and heat-treatment apparatus may in a unified process flow volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Madison S. Burns, Luke Alan Boyer, Christoph Wangenheim, James Andy Oxford, Sobieslaw Gacek
  • Publication number: 20200109708
    Abstract: A mud motor stator or a pump comprising of a tubular outer portion; a number of lobes extending radially inwardly from the tubular outer portion, at least one of which comprises a skeletal structure and method for producing a mud motor stator or a pump comprising of placing material and bonding the material together in a pattern dictated by the design shape of the stator or pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Christoph Wangenheim, Witali Huber, Frederik Goeing
  • Patent number: 10576726
    Abstract: In some embodiments, systems for creating and heat-treating 3D-printed objects may include a 3D printer configured to create the object. A heat-treatment apparatus may be operatively connected to the 3D printer. The heat-treatment apparatus may be configured to expose the object to an elevated temperature to heat-treat the object. A pressure-transmission medium of the heat-treatment apparatus may be configured to apply pressure to the object during heat treatment. The 3D printer and heat-treatment apparatus may be incorporated into a unified process flow volume. Methods of creating and heat-treating 3D-printed objects may involve creating an object utilizing a 3D printer. The object may be moved from the 3D printer to a heat-treatment apparatus. The object may be exposed to an elevated temperature and pressure may be applied to the object utilizing a pressure-transmission medium of the heat-treatment apparatus. The 3D printer and heat-treatment apparatus may in a unified process flow volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Madison S. Burns, Luke Alan Boyer, Christoph Wangenheim, James Andy Oxford, Sobieslaw Gacek
  • Patent number: 10527037
    Abstract: A mud motor stator or a pump comprising of a tubular outer portion; a number of lobes extending radially inwardly from the tubular outer portion, at least one of which comprises a skeletal structure and method for producing a mud motor stator or a pump comprising of placing material and bonding the material together in a pattern dictated by the design shape of the stator or pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Christoph Wangenheim, Witali Huber, Frederik Goeing
  • Publication number: 20190309577
    Abstract: A downhole component including a first portion; a second portion; a controlled failure structure between the first portion and second portion. A method for improving efficiency in downhole components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Chaitanya Vempati, Christoph Wangenheim
  • Patent number: 10392864
    Abstract: A downhole component including a first portion; a second portion; a controlled failure structure between the first portion and second portion. A method for improving efficiency in downhole components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Chaitanya Vempati, Christoph Wangenheim
  • Patent number: 10386801
    Abstract: A method of forming at least a portion of an earth-boring tool using an electronic representation of at least one geometric feature of at least a component of an earth-boring tool stored in memory accessible by a processor operatively connected to a multi-axis positioning system, a direct metal deposition apparatus, and a material removal apparatus. The processor generates a deposition path for the direct metal deposition apparatus is based at least in part on the electronic representation of the at least one geometric feature of the at least a component of the earth-boring tool. The direct metal deposition tool is operated according to the generated deposition path to deposit metal material on an earth-boring tool component coupled to the multi-axis positioning system to at least partially form the at least one geometric feature of the earth-boring tool. Methods also include methods of repairing earth-boring tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: James Andy Oxford, Gregory D. Folks, Christoph Wangenheim
  • Publication number: 20180172041
    Abstract: A tool having a temperature management arrangement including a unitary body, a channel within the body having a geometric discontinuity. A tool including a temperature management arrangement having a seal-less channel formed simultaneously with formation of a body. A method for producing a thermal management arrangement including additively growing the arrangement while selectively forming a seal-less channel in the arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Luke Alan Boyer, Christoph Wangenheim, Volker Peters, Gregory Folks, Walter James Myron
  • Patent number: 9976227
    Abstract: An ECM method involves the use of a thin hollow electrode assembly that carries the electrolyte within and that is advanced relatively to the workpiece. The small profile of the electrode results in a minimal removal of metal in forming the desired rotor or stator shape. The electrode profile allows significant power consumption reduction or increased machining speed for a given rate of power input. The electrode can be a unitary ring shape or can be made of segments that are placed adjacent each other so that a continuous shape is cut. Not all the lobes of the stator or rotor have to be cut in the same pass. Electrode segments can be used to sequentially provide the desired lobe count in separate passes. The lobe shapes in the electrode can be slanted to get the desired rotor or stator pitch or they can be aligned with the workpiece axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Christoph Wangenheim, Gunnar Michaelis, Witali Huber, Thomas Uhlenberg, Hans H. Wolters
  • Publication number: 20180099334
    Abstract: A method to additively manufacture multi-material parts including directly depositing a part material through a print head having a number of degrees of freedom to a growing part, directly depositing a binder through the print head or a different print head having a number of degrees of freedom to the growing part simultaneously with or temporally shifted from the depositing of the part material. A method to additively manufacture multi-material parts including directly depositing to a growing part, a part material that is itself coated with a binder, through a print head having a number of degrees of freedom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Volker Peters, Christoph Wangenheim, Madison Suzann Burns
  • Patent number: 9890595
    Abstract: A method of forming at least a portion of an earth-boring tool includes entering an electronic representation of at least one geometric feature of at least a component of an earth-boring tool in a computer system including memory and a processor, the computer system operatively connected to a multi-axis positioning system, a direct metal deposition tool, and a material removal tool. The processor generates a tool path for the direct metal deposition tool. The tool path is based at least in part on the electronic representation of the at least one geometric feature of the at least a component of the earth-boring tool. The direct metal deposition tool is operated along the tool path to deposit metal on an earth-boring tool component coupled to the multi-axis positioning system to at least partially form the at least one geometric feature of the earth-boring tool. Methods also include methods of repairing earth-boring tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: James Andy Oxford, Gregory D. Folks, Christoph Wangenheim
  • Publication number: 20170298933
    Abstract: A mud motor stator or a pump comprising of a tubular outer portion; a number of lobes extending radially inwardly from the tubular outer portion, at least one of which comprises a skeletal structure and method for producing a mud motor stator or a pump comprising of placing material and bonding the material together in a pattern dictated by the design shape of the stator or pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Christoph Wangenheim, Witali Huber, Frederik Goeing
  • Publication number: 20170282457
    Abstract: In some embodiments, systems for creating and heat-treating 3D-printed objects may include a 3D printer configured to create the object. A heat-treatment apparatus may be operatively connected to the 3D printer. The heat-treatment apparatus may be configured to expose the object to an elevated temperature to heat-treat the object. A pressure-transmission medium of the heat-treatment apparatus may be configured to apply pressure to the object during heat treatment. The 3D printer and heat-treatment apparatus may be incorporated into a unified process flow volume. Methods of creating and heat-treating 3D-printed objects may involve creating an object utilizing a 3D printer. The object may be moved from the 3D printer to a heat-treatment apparatus. The object may be exposed to an elevated temperature and pressure may be applied to the object utilizing a pressure-transmission medium of the heat-treatment apparatus. The 3D printer and heat-treatment apparatus may in a unified process flow volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Madison S. Burns, Luke Alan Boyer, Christoph Wangenheim, James Andy Oxford, Sobieslaw Gacek
  • Publication number: 20170211331
    Abstract: A downhole component including a first portion; a second portion; a controlled failure structure between the first portion and second portion. A method for improving efficiency in downhole components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Chaitanya Vempati, Christoph Wangenheim
  • Publication number: 20170120338
    Abstract: A part including a material of the part having a first material property. A second material property of the first material or a different material, one of the first material property or the second material property being arranged to form a mark. A method for producing a part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Frederik Goeing, Christoph Wangenheim, Gunnar Michaelis
  • Publication number: 20170037686
    Abstract: A method of forming at least a portion of an earth-boring tool includes entering an electronic representation of at least one geometric feature of at least a component of an earth-boring tool in a computer system including memory and a processor, the computer system operatively connected to a multi-axis positioning system, a direct metal deposition tool, and a material removal tool. The processor generates a tool path for the direct metal deposition tool. The tool path is based at least in part on the electronic representation of the at least one geometric feature of the at least a component of the earth-boring tool. The direct metal deposition tool is operated along the tool path to deposit metal on an earth-boring tool component coupled to the multi-axis positioning system to at least partially fonn the at least one geometric feature of the earth-boring tool. Methods also include methods of repairing earth-boring tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: James Andy Oxford, Gregory D. Folks, Christoph Wangenheim
  • Publication number: 20170037518
    Abstract: A method of forming at least a portion of an earth-boring tool using an electronic representation of at least one geometric feature of at least a component of an earth-boring tool stored in memory accessible by a processor operatively connected to a multi-axis positioning system, a direct metal deposition apparatus, and a material removal apparatus. The processor generates a deposition path for the direct metal deposition apparatus is based at least in part on the electronic representation of the at least one geometric feature of the at least a component of the earth-boring tool. The direct metal deposition tool is operated according to the generated deposition path to deposit metal material on an earth-boring tool component coupled to the multi-axis positioning system to at least partially form the at least one geometric feature of the earth-boring tool. Methods also include methods of repairing earth-boring tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: James Andy Oxford, Gregory D. Folks, Christoph Wangenheim