Patents by Inventor Damian Meinert

Damian Meinert 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: 20140190262
    Abstract: The invention relates to a feeding device for an ultrasound inspection system, with means for transporting a test object (7), in particular a pipe, into an ultrasound inspection chamber of the ultrasound inspection system, comprising at least one guiding unit (1) for the test object with at least one, preferably three, still more preferably six elastically biased counter bearings (2) resting against a jacket surface (8) of the test object (7) via a contact part (4) in order to guide the test object during transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: GE SENSING & INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Damian Meinert, Stephan Schmitz
  • Patent number: 8661906
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ultrasound inspection device for the inspection of tubular workpieces, where the ultrasound inspection device can be coupled to the workpiece by means of a fluid medium, so that sound emitted from a transducer unit hits an insonification point on the lateral surface of the workpiece, the workpiece and the ultrasound inspection device can be moved relative to each other, and where the transducer unit is pivotable on a pivoting line which corresponds to an arc of a circle whose center is formed by the insonification point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Damian Meinert, Reinhard Prause, Rainer Vierhaus
  • Patent number: 8443674
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ultrasound inspection device for the inspection of tubular workpieces, where the ultrasound inspection device can be coupled to the workpiece by means of a fluid medium, the workpiece and the ultrasound inspection device can be moved relative to each other, a transducer unit substantially disposed in a cluster housing is provided, where the cluster housing includes a wear sole which is adapted to the respective diameter of the workpiece and which can be placed on an outer lateral surface of the workpiece and is configured such that a chamber forms between the workpiece and the transducer unit, at least one fluid inlet channel, which, with a fluid inlet opening, opens into the chamber, at least one fluid outlet channel for venting and draining the chamber, which opens into the chamber where the mouth of the fluid outlet channel and the fluid outlet channel are configured and disposed such that a filling process of the chamber and of the fluid outlet channel can be carried out starti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Damian Meinert, Stephan Falter, Dieter Lingenberg, Reinhard Prause, Rainer Vierhaus
  • Publication number: 20110120225
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ultrasound inspection device for the inspection of tubular workpieces, where the ultrasound inspection device can be coupled to the workpiece by means of a fluid medium, the workpiece and the ultrasound inspection device can be moved relative to each other, a transducer unit substantially disposed in a cluster housing is provided, where the cluster housing includes a wear sole which is adapted to the respective diameter of the workpiece and which can be placed on an outer lateral surface of the workpiece and is configured such that a chamber forms between the workpiece and the transducer unit, at least one fluid inlet channel, which, with a fluid inlet opening, opens into the chamber, at least one fluid outlet channel for venting and draining the chamber, which opens into the chamber where the mouth of the fluid outlet channel and the fluid outlet channel are configured and disposed such that a filling process of the chamber and of the fluid outlet channel can be carried out starti
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: GE INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Damian Meinert, Stephan Falter, Dieter Lingenberg, Reinhard Prause, Rainer Vierhaus
  • Publication number: 20110120224
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ultrasound inspection device for the inspection of tubular workpieces, where the ultrasound inspection device can be coupled to the workpiece by means of a fluid medium, so that sound emitted from a transducer unit hits an insonification point on the lateral surface of the workpiece, the workpiece and the ultrasound inspection device can be moved relative to each other, and where the transducer unit is pivotable on a pivoting line which corresponds to an arc of a circle whose center is formed by the insonification point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: GE INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Damian Meinert, Reinhard Prause, Rainer Vierhaus