Patents by Inventor Claudio Meisser

Claudio Meisser 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: 8575524
    Abstract: The heating plate (2) for workpieces comprises a heatable body (20) which on a first side has a contact surface (15) for the respective workpiece, at least one heating channel (25) filled with a heating fluid for heating the heatable body (20), which heating channel (25) is formed in and/or on the heatable body (20) opposite the contact surface (15) and heating means (35) for heating the heating fluid. A channel wall (25.1) of the respective heating channel (25) may be inductively heated and the heating means (35) comprise at least one heating device (35.1) for inductively heating the respective channel wall (25.1), the heating device (35.1) being arranged outside the respective heating channel (25) and the heating fluid in the respective heating channel (25) being able to be heated by a transfer of heat which may be generated by means of the heating device (35.1) in the channel wall (25.1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: komax Holding AG
    Inventors: Claudio Meisser, Markus Bucher
  • Patent number: 8454357
    Abstract: The hotplate for a workpiece comprises a heatable plate which on a first side comprises a support surface for the workpiece, several lifting elements for the lifting of the workpiece relative to the support surface, wherein each lifting element is moveably arranged in such a manner that the respective lifting element can be retracted with respect to the support surface and/or extended with respect to the support surface and means for heating the plate. The means for heating comprise at least one heating channel which extends on a second side of the plate located opposite the support surface and is filled with a heating fluid. The heating fluid is in contact with the plate. The lifting elements are loaded with the heating fluid in such a manner that the lifting elements are extendable through a predetermined change of the hydrostatic pressure of the heating fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Komax Holding AG
    Inventors: Bruno Reichmuth, Claudio Meisser
  • Patent number: 8191599
    Abstract: The apparatus for laminating a solar module includes a press for pressing and heating the solar module including: a first press part and a second press part between which an evacuable cavity is formed; a bearing surface for the solar module disposed in the cavity; a heater being disposed in the cavity and being movable relative to the bearing surface so that the solar module can be pressed via the heater against the bearing surface. The press includes one or more sealing bodies being disposed in an intermediate space between the heater and the first press part and/or in an intermediate space between the heater and the second press part and being brought into contact with the heater and at least one of the press parts so that the cavity is divided into at least two chambers being separated from one another in an airtight manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: komax Holding AG
    Inventors: Claudio Meisser, Roger Doudin, Markus Bucher
  • Publication number: 20120132251
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solar cell which comprises the following layers: (a) a semi-conducting layer comprising a first surface and a second surface, wherein on the first surface a plurality of first contact points and second contact points are formed, which have opposing polarities; (b) a first single- or multi-layered, perforated foil, made of an electrically non-conductive material, which has a plurality of first holes; and (c) a structured electrically conductive layer on a surface of the perforated foil facing away from the semi-conducting layer; wherein the perforated foil and the semi-conducting layer are positioned to each other such that at least a part of the first holes and of the first contact points and of the second contact points are located opposite of each other, wherein at least a part of the first contact points and of the second contact points are connected by way of a solderless electrically conductive connection to the structured electrically conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: Komax Holding AG
    Inventors: Michael Sedlacek, Joerg Mueller, Claudio Meisser
  • Publication number: 20100126672
    Abstract: The apparatus for laminating a solar module (2) comprises a press (1) for pressing and heating the respective solar module (2). The press (1) comprises: a first press part (3) and a second press part (4) between which press parts (3, 4) an evacuable cavity (37) is formed; a bearing surface (29) for the respective solar module (2) disposed in the cavity (37), and a heater (15) which is disposed in the cavity (37) and which is movable relative to the bearing surface (29) in such a manner that the respective solar module (2) can be pressed by means of the heater (15) with respect to the bearing surface (29).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Claudio Meisser, Roger Doudin, Markus Bucher
  • Patent number: 7685964
    Abstract: A device for wetting cable-ends includes a stand supporting a control, a bath-container with a bath, and a conveyor unit for conveying to the cable-end a wetting agent which forms the bath. The conveyor unit has a drive, a pump unit, a conveyor-pipe, and a nozzle with throttle. The pump unit conveys the wetting agent through the conveyor pipe to the nozzle with the wetting agent flowing through an exchangeable throttle that determines the shape and size of the free jet of the wetting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Komax AG
    Inventors: Claudio Meisser, Georges Britschgi
  • Publication number: 20100038358
    Abstract: A soldering apparatus for connecting solar cells includes an induction heat source to connect cell conducting tracks, provided with soldering medium, with electric conductors. The heat source has a high-frequency generator and an inductor loop in which the flow of a high-frequency current causes a high-frequency magnetic field to induce in the conducting track and in the electric conductor arranged along the conducting track eddy currents that generate the heat that is necessary for the soldering operation. The inductor loop includes a U-shaped loop element that has narrowings and widening in one arm that is positioned closer to the conductor. Ferrite beads and ferrite tubes at the widening concentrate the magnetic field to optimize the heat development in the soldering zone and thus also save energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventors: Brad M. Dingle, Brian S. Micciche, Shawn M. Sidelinger, Kenneth A. Neidert, Claudio Meisser
  • Publication number: 20090250455
    Abstract: The heating plate (2) for workpieces comprises a heatable body (20) which on a first side has a contact surface (15) for the respective workpiece, at least one heating channel (25) filled with a heating fluid for heating the heatable body (20), which heating channel (25) is formed in and/or on the heatable body (20) opposite the contact surface (15) and heating means (35) for heating the heating fluid. A channel wall (25.1) of the respective heating channel (25) may be inductively heated and the heating means (35) comprise at least one heating device (35.1) for inductively heating the respective channel wall (25.1), the heating device (35.1) being arranged outside the respective heating channel (25) and the heating fluid in the respective heating channel (25) being able to be heated by a transfer of heat which may be generated by means of the heating device (35.1) in the channel wall (25.1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Claudio Meisser, Markus Bucher
  • Publication number: 20090139705
    Abstract: The hotplate for a workpiece comprises a heatable plate which on a first side comprises a support surface for the workpiece, several lifting elements for the lifting of the workpiece relative to the support surface, wherein each lifting element is moveably arranged in such a manner that the respective lifting element can be retracted with respect to the support surface and/or extended with respect to the support surface and means for heating the plate. The means for heating comprise at least one heating channel which extends on a second side of the plate located opposite the support surface and is filled with a heating fluid. The heating fluid is in contact with the plate. The lifting elements are loaded with the heating fluid in such a manner that the lifting elements are extendable through a predetermined change of the hydrostatic pressure of the heating fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: KOMAX HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Bruno Reichmuth, Claudio Meisser
  • Patent number: 7243415
    Abstract: An equipping installation introduces fitted-out cable ends into plug housings and is arranged downstream from a fitting-out installation. A contact for the first plug housing is arranged at the leading cable end and a contact for the second plug housing is arranged at the trailing cable end. A feeder unit takes over the cable loop fitted-out to a finished state from a second transfer unit and transfers the leading cable end to a positioning unit and the trailing cable end either to a rotatable store or, after the positioning unit is again free of cable, to the positioning unit in accordance with a cable plan. An equipping unit takes over the cable ends in succession at the positioning unit and introduces the cable ends into the corresponding plug housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Komax Holding AG
    Inventors: Jean Revel, Claudio Meisser
  • Patent number: 7024752
    Abstract: A crimping press has a tool receptacle arranged at a lower end of a pressing slider provided with a force-sensing device. The forces arising during the crimping operation are transmitted from the supporting surfaces of an upper tool to several points on the force-sensing device. Provided on each side of an upper fork and held by screws are two collars to which are transmitted, the crimping forces on either side of the supporting surface. With their heads, the screws hold the collars, while with their other ends the screws are engaged with the pressing slider. The collars transmit the crimping forces to the sensor elements of the force-sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Komax Holding AG
    Inventors: Peter Imgr├╝t, Claudio Meisser
  • Publication number: 20050055826
    Abstract: An equipping installation introduces fitted-out cable ends into plug housings and is arranged downstream from a fitting-out installation. A contact for the first plug housing is arranged at the leading cable end and a contact for the second plug housing is arranged at the trailing cable end. A feeder unit takes over the cable loop fitted-out to a finished state from a second transfer unit and transfers the leading cable end to a positioning unit and the trailing cable end either to a rotatable store or, after the positioning unit is again free of cable, to the positioning unit in accordance with a cable plan. An equipping unit takes over the cable ends in succession at the positioning unit and introduces the cable ends into the corresponding plug housings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventors: Jean Revel, Claudio Meisser
  • Patent number: 6842975
    Abstract: An equipping installation introduces fitted-out cable ends into plug housings and is arranged downstream from a fitting-out installation. A contact for the first plug housing is arranged at the leading cable end and a contact for the second plug housing is arranged at the trailing cable end. A feeder unit takes over the cable loop fitted-out to a finished state from a second transfer unit and transfers the leading cable end to a positioning unit and the trailing cable end either to a rotatable store or, after the positioning unit is again free of cable, to the positioning unit in accordance with a cable plan. An equipping unit takes over the cable ends in succession at the positioning unit and introduces the cable ends into the corresponding plug housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Komax Holding AG
    Inventors: Jean Revel, Claudio Meisser
  • Publication number: 20050000421
    Abstract: A device for wetting cable-ends includes a stand supporting a control, a bath-container with a bath, and a conveyor unit for conveying to the cable-end a wetting agent which forms the bath. The conveyor unit has a drive, a pump unit, a conveyor-pipe, and a nozzle with throttle. The pump unit conveys the wetting agent through the conveyor pipe to the nozzle with the wetting agent flowing through an exchangeable throttle that determines the shape and size of the free jet of the wetting agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: Claudio Meisser, Georges Britschgi
  • Publication number: 20040007042
    Abstract: A crimping press has a cassette that can be inserted from the rear of the press and carries a contact roll containing a supply of belted crimp contacts. A contact belt passes over a tension pulley and, twisting through 90°, is guided onto a lower tool. A paper tape reel is driven over a toothed pulley by a mating gear located in the crimping press.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventors: Peter Imgrut, Claudio Meisser
  • Publication number: 20040007041
    Abstract: A crimping press has a tool receptacle arranged at a lower end of a pressing slider provided with a force-sensing device. The forces arising during the crimping operation are transmitted from the supporting surfaces of an upper tool to several points on the force-sensing device. Provided on each side of an upper fork and held by screws are two collars to which are transmitted, the crimping forces on either side of the supporting surface. With their heads, the screws hold the collars, while with their other ends the screws are engaged with the pressing slider. The collars transmit the crimping forces to the sensor elements of the force-sensing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventors: Peter Imgrut, Claudio Meisser
  • Publication number: 20030115757
    Abstract: A cable stripping equipment and method for exposing conductors of a flat cable transports the cable in a transport direction with first and second cable advancing devices positioned on opposite side of a cutting station having a cutting unit movable in x, y and z directions. During the cutting process, the flat cable is tensioned by the cable advancing devices. A measuring wheel detects the movement of the flat cable which movement is converted by an encoder into an electrical signal to coordinate with the cutting unit. The flat cable is guided on both sides of the cutting station by an adjustable cable guide positioned at the front edge of the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventors: Claudio Meisser, Franz Fommenwiler
  • Publication number: 20030079342
    Abstract: A wire manipulator includes a body with a jack for moving clamping arms to hold a wire extremity insert the extremity in an alveolus of a connector. The insertion force is sensed by a force sensor in the clamping arms and is compared with a reference force to stop the insertion process to avoid damage to the wire, the connector and the manipulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventors: Jean Revel, Claudio Meisser
  • Publication number: 20030066190
    Abstract: An equipping installation introduces fitted-out cable ends into plug housings and is arranged downstream from a fitting-out installation. A contact for the first plug housing is arranged at the leading cable end and a contact for the second plug housing is arranged at the trailing cable end. A feeder unit takes over the cable loop fitted-out to a finished state from a second transfer unit and transfers the leading cable end to a positioning unit and the trailing cable end either to a rotatable store or, after the positioning unit is again free of cable, to the positioning unit in accordance with a cable plan. An equipping unit takes over the cable ends in succession at the positioning unit and introduces the cable ends into the corresponding plug housings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventors: Jean Revel, Claudio Meisser
  • Patent number: 6523251
    Abstract: Insulation removal equipment for exposing conductors of a flat cable, having a vacuum table, a table drive, a milling tool drive and an advancing drive which is arranged on a carriage and which moves the milling tool drive together with the milling tool on the carriage. The carriage is guided by guide rails arranged at a housing table. The housing table is carried by a housing, at which the table drive is also arranged. The advancing drive moves via a pinion along a rack arranged at the housing and executes the movement of the carriage. The height-adjustable vacuum table is controlled in dependence on the advancing drive and in dependence on the direction of a conductor to be exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Komax Holding AG
    Inventors: Claudio Meisser, Alois Lustenberger