Patents by Inventor Dieter Maier

Dieter Maier 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: 10900823
    Abstract: A method for measuring the mass distribution along the width of a strip, in particular a dough strip, moved in the longitudinal direction of the strip and having a specified target width. At least two weighing cells are arranged at a distance to each other with respect to the width of the strip. The weight of at least one dough strand or dough piece having a width defined by the distances of the weighing cells is sensed. The mass of the partial pieces of the strip is determined on the basis of the distance of the weighing cells to each other, the position of the weighing cells along the width of the strip, the strip speed, and the measured values of the weight of the partial pieces sensed by the weighing cells, in particular over a defined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: König Maschinen Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Staufer, Josef Hefner, Johann Thormählen, Dieter Sönnichsen, Hannes Stelzer, Gernot Maier
  • Publication number: 20200271169
    Abstract: A universal joint contains a first joint yoke and a second joint yoke. The first joint yoke and the second joint yoke are connected by a journal cross, ends of the journal cross being mounted in the joint yokes by bearings. In order to lubricate at least one of the bearings, at least one lubricant feed-through is provided, which is provided outside of a central bore of the journal cross.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: SIMON RITTER, DIETER MAIER
  • Patent number: 10683395
    Abstract: A dual-curable sealant composition includes a polysulfide having an —SH group, a metal oxide catalyst, and an alkylborane amine catalyst. A cured sealant is also formed from the dual-curable sealant composition. Moreover, a dual-cured sealant is formed that includes the polymerization product of the polysulfide reacted in the presence of the metal oxide catalyst and the alkylborane amine catalyst. Further, a dual-curable sealant system includes a first component including the polysulfide and the alkylborane amine catalyst and a second component including the metal oxide catalyst. An article is formed that includes a substrate and the cured sealant disposed on the substrate. Even further, a method of forming the dual-curable sealant composition includes the steps of providing the polysulfide, the alkylborane amine catalyst, and the metal oxide catalyst, and combining the polysulfide, the alkylborane amine catalyst, and the metal oxide catalyst to form the dual-curable composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: John Michael Davis, Ralph Dieter Maier, Karl Matos, Kevin M. Neigh, Kristin Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10583742
    Abstract: A current collector for an electrical load that can be moved along a conductor line in a travel direction. The current collector has at least one contact piece, which is supported on a rocking arm to be rotatable about an axis of rotation extending perpendicularly to the travel direction. To bring the contact piece into contact with an electrically conductive conductor strand of the conductor line, the contact piece can be moved toward the conductor strand by the rocking arm. The current collector also includes a connection cable, which connects the contact piece to a connection terminal for the electrical loads in an electrically conductive manner. A conductor line system includes a conductor line and at least one electrical load that can be moved on the conductor line in the longitudinal direction of the conductor line. The conductor line has at least one electrically conductive conductor strand for bringing into sliding contact with at least one contact piece of a current collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: CONDUCTIX-WAMPFLER GMBH
    Inventors: Dietmar Lang, Niklas Endler, Bernd Maier, Dieter Seidel, Andreas Schmiedle
  • Patent number: 10427196
    Abstract: A journal receptacle for a wobbler connection, in particular for the rotationally secure connection of a drive shaft, such as an articulated shaft, to a roll of a rolling mill. A wobbler hub has a receiving opening that extends in an axial direction of the wobbler hub, for the positive-locking reception of a roll journal. The receiving opening has an inner surface, extending in the axial direction and over the periphery and at least one torque transmission surface. The latter is clad at least partially with at least one wearing plate. The at least one wearing plate is held in a positive-locking manner on the torque transmission surface by at least one clamping piece, which extends in the axial direction on the torque transmission surface and which is connected to the torque transmission surface by a connecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Stocker, Dieter Maier, Peter Grawenhof
  • Publication number: 20190191722
    Abstract: A method and a device for treating dough, in particular for producing pizza bases, wherein a piece of dough is applied on a support, in particular an abutment or a conveyor belt, and pressure is applied to the piece of dough by means of a pressure stamp, which includes a number of concentrically arranged press rings so that the dough flows. The press rings are extended one after the other outwardly in a staggered manner from the center of the press rings in the direction of the support such that the surface of the piece of dough is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Dieter Sönnichsen, Josef Hefner, Johann Thormählen, Gernot Maier, Hannes Stelzer
  • Publication number: 20190153164
    Abstract: A curable sealant composition includes a polysulfide having an —SH group, a compound having at least one carbon-carbon double bond, and an alkylborane amine catalyst. A cured sealant is formed from the curable sealant composition, wherein the cured sealant includes the polymerization product of the polysulfide and the compound having the at least one carbon-carbon double bond reacted in the presence of the alkylborane amine catalyst. Furthermore, a curable sealant system includes a first component including the polysulfide and the alkylborane amine catalyst and a second component including the compound having the at least one carbon-carbon double bond. Moreover, an article includes a substrate and the cured sealant disposed on the substrate. The curable sealant composition is formed using a method including the steps of providing and combining the polysulfide, the alkylborane amine catalyst, and the compound having the at least one carbon-carbon double bond, to form the curable composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: John Michael Davis, Rajesh Kumar, Ralph Dieter Maier, Karl Matos, Kevin M. Neigh, Kristin Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20190153163
    Abstract: A dual-curable sealant composition includes a polysulfide having an —SH group, a metal oxide catalyst, and an alkyl-borane amine catalyst. A cured sealant is also formed from the dual-curable sealant composition. Moreover, a dual-cured sealant is formed that includes the polymerization product of the polysulfide reacted in the presence of the metal oxide catalyst and the alkylborane amine catalyst. Further, a dual-curable sealant system includes a first component including the polysulfide and the alkylborane amine catalyst and a second component including the metal oxide catalyst. An article is formed that includes a substrate and the cured sealant disposed on the substrate. Even further, a method of forming the dual-curable sealant composition includes the steps of providing the polysulfide, the alkylborane amine catalyst, and the metal oxide catalyst, and combining the polysulfide, the alkylborane amine catalyst, and the metal oxide catalyst to form the dual-curable composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: John Michael Davis, Ralph Dieter Maier, Karl Matos, Kevin M. Neigh, Kristin Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20180250726
    Abstract: A journal receptacle for a wobbler connection, in particular for the rotationally secure connection of a drive shaft, such as an articulated shaft, to a roll of a rolling mill. A wobbler hub has a receiving opening that extends in an axial direction of the wobbler hub, for the positive-locking reception of a roll journal. The receiving opening has an inner surface, extending in the axial direction and over the periphery and at least one torque transmission surface. The latter is clad at least partially with at least one wearing plate. The at least one wearing plate is held in a positive-locking manner on the torque transmission surface by at least one clamping piece, which extends in the axial direction on the torque transmission surface and which is connected to the torque transmission surface by a connecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: JUERGEN STOCKER, DIETER MAIER, PETER GRAWENHOF
  • Patent number: 9803606
    Abstract: A fuel injector for fuel injection systems of internal combustion engines has an excitable actuator for activating a valve closing element, which forms a sealing seat together with a valve face implemented on a valve seat element. Multiple spray-discharge openings are implemented in the valve seat element downstream from the valve face. The fuel injector is distinguished in that the spray-discharge openings include at least one upstream first spray-discharge opening section and one downstream second spray-discharge opening section having a different opening width and a wall area of the second spray-discharge opening section of all spray-discharge openings on a semi-circle runs either parallel or at a right angle to the longitudinal axis of the valve seat element having the spray-discharge openings. The valve seat element is manufactured using metal injection molding methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Schrade, Dieter Maier, Gerhard Stransky
  • Patent number: 9401236
    Abstract: Magnetic actuator includes a pole body having at least one magnetic region and at least one nonmagnetic region, the nonmagnetic region providing a magnetic isolation of the magnetic region. The pole body is developed as a one-piece component, and the magnetic regions and the nonmagnetic regions of the pole body are connected in a continuous material manner, using a two-component metal powder injection molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Dieter Maier
  • Patent number: 9351385
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement for protection against electrostatic discharges has a diverting structure (ESD1), which comprises a diverting element (DE1) and a switchable element (SW1). The diverting element (DE1) is set up to drain off an electrostatic discharge between a first and a second terminal (K1, K2). The switchable element (SW1) can take a first and a second switching state, where a function of the diverting element (DE1) can be activated depending on the switching state of the switchable element (SW1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: ams AG
    Inventor: Dieter Maier
  • Patent number: 9265134
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement for protection against electrostatic discharges has a diverting structure, which includes a diverting element and a switchable element. The diverting element can be set up to drain off an electrostatic discharge between a first and a second terminal. The switchable element can take a first and a second switching state, where a function of the diverting element can be activated depending on the switching state of the switchable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: AMS AG
    Inventor: Dieter Maier
  • Patent number: 9093210
    Abstract: A solenoid armature for a solenoid actuator, including at least one magnetic region and at least one non-magnetic region, the solenoid armature being configured as a one-piece component having a first and second armature end face, the magnetic and non-magnetic regions being integrally bonded to each other by a two-component powder injection molding technique, and the magnetic region and the non-magnetic region extending in the axial direction at least as far as the first armature end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Rainer Walter, Dieter Maier, Johannes Schmid, Axel Heinstein, Ralph Engelberg, Andreas Burghardt, Jochen Rager, Matthias Schumacher
  • Publication number: 20150136879
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fuel injector having an electromagnet 2 which contains a magnet core 6 and a coil 7 and which further has an armature 9 that is guided on an armature pin 8. The armature pin 8 is guided in a guide sleeve 11 which projects into the electromagnet 2. The fuel injector further has an injector body 4 with at least one injection opening which is introduced into the injector body 4 and which is controlled by an injector needle 5. The aim of the invention is to provide a fuel injector which is functionally improved with respect to the switching times of the fuel injector and the forces that can be generated in the fuel injector while simultaneously simplifying a guide sleeve for an armature pin. This is achieved in that the guide sleeve 11 is integrated into the magnet core 6 and is connected to the magnet core 6 in a formfitting or bonded manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Jochen Rager, Andreas Buergel, Joachim Fleuren, Bernd Reinsch, Johannes Schmid, Dieter Maier, Helmut Sattmann, David Holzer, Andreas Stimmeder, Dieter Deutsch
  • Patent number: 9029446
    Abstract: Disclosed are polypropylene articles with improved optical properties and/or an increased temperature of crystallization comprising a polypropylene resin and uniformly dispersed therein from about 1 ppm to about 10 ppm of one or more polycyclic organic pigments selected from blue, green, magenta, red, yellow, orange and violet polycyclic organic pigments and from about 50 ppm to about 250 ppm of one or more aromatic trisamide nucleating agents, where the ppm levels are by weight based on the weight of the polypropylene resin. The polypropylene is for example polypropylene homopolymer. The articles exhibit reduced haze, increased temperature of crystallization and excellent clarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Jiong Yu, Gerard R. Finnegan, Ralph-Dieter Maier
  • Publication number: 20150034053
    Abstract: A fuel injector for fuel injection systems of internal combustion engines has an energizable actuator for actuating a valve-closure member, which, together with a valve seat face configured on a valve seat body, forms a sealing seat. Downstream of the valve seat face, a plurality of spray-discharge orifices are formed, which include one upstream, first spray-discharge orifice section and one downstream, second spray-discharge orifice section having different orifice widths. The orifice sections of the individual spray-discharge orifices extend coaxially to the particular longitudinal bore axis. The spray-discharge orifices are formed in a valve component manufactured as a metal injection molding part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Dieter Maier, Gerhard Stransky, Andreas Schrade
  • Publication number: 20150034741
    Abstract: A fuel injector for fuel injection systems of internal combustion engines has an excitable actuator for activating a valve closing element, which forms a sealing seat together with a valve face implemented on a valve seat element. Multiple spray-discharge openings are implemented in the valve seat element downstream from the valve face. The fuel injector is distinguished in that the spray-discharge openings include at least one upstream first spray-discharge opening section and one downstream second spray-discharge opening section having a different opening width and a wall area of the second spray-discharge opening section of all spray-discharge openings on a semi-circle runs either parallel or at a right angle to the longitudinal axis of the valve seat element having the spray-discharge openings. The valve seat element is manufactured using metal injection molding methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas SCHRADE, Dieter MAIER, Gerhard STRANSKY
  • Publication number: 20140233145
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement for protection against electrostatic discharges has a diverting structure, which includes a diverting element and a switchable element. The diverting element can be set up to drain off an electrostatic discharge between a first and a second terminal. The switchable element can take a first and a second switching state, where a function of the diverting element can be activated depending on the switching state of the switchable element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: AMS AG
    Inventor: Dieter MAIER
  • Publication number: 20140128523
    Abstract: Dislcosed are scratch resistant polypropylene molded parts comprising a) a polypropylene substrate and incorporated therein a combination of b) an alpha, beta-unsaturated carboxylic reagent functionalized olefin polymer or copolymer, c) a primary or secondary fatty acid amide and d) a nucleating agent selected from the group consisting of sodium benzoate, 2,2?-methylene-bis(4,6-di-tert-butylphenyl)phosphate, zinc glycerolate, calcium salt of 1,2-dicarboxylic acid cyclohexane and sodium salt of 1,2-dicarboxylic acid norbornane. Also disclosed is a method for providing scratch resistance to a polypropylene molded part by incorporating said additives. The polypropylene substrate is for instance polypropylene homopolymer or thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO). Component b) is for instance maleated polypropylene or the reaction product of an alpha-olefin and maleic anhydride. The fatty acid amide is for instance stearyl erucamide or oleyl palmitamide. The molded parts are suitable for automotive parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Hung Pham, Nikolas Kaprinidis, Ralph Dieter Maier, Johanne Wilson