Patents by Inventor Dieter Meck

Dieter Meck 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: 20220275839
    Abstract: Coupling members to join two rotary members are described. The coupling members (300) include a unitary body having a first coupling element (302), a second coupling element (304), and a hub (306), wherein the unitary body forms a single piece with the hub (306) extending between and connecting the first coupling element (302) to the second coupling element (304). The first coupling element (302) defines a first plane, the second coupling element (304) defines a second plane with the first and second planes being parallel, and the hub (306) defines a hub axis normal to the first and second planes. Each of the first and second coupling elements (302, 304) comprises a plurality of connection elements (308, 310) arranged about a respective circumference having a respective radius extending from the hub axis, wherein a material of the respective coupling element in a respective circle and in a respective plane is less than the area of the circle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Matzen, Klaus-Dieter Meck
  • Publication number: 20210341430
    Abstract: A predictive diagnostics system for monitoring mechanical seals. The system autonomously detects a loss of lubrication within a sliding seal interface of a mechanical seal, the system including a loss of lubrication failure mode logic module configured to monitor data sensed by one or more sensors and diagnose conditions relating to a loss of lubrication within the sliding seal interface, and a plurality of other failure mode logic modules configured to monitor data sensed by the one or more sensors and diagnose conditions relating to specific types of mechanical failures known to occur in mechanical seal systems, the loss of lubrication failure mode logic module configured to determine which of the plurality of other failure mode logic modules are activated during the diagnosis of conditions related to a loss of lubrication within the sliding seal interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Meck, Amrat Parmar, David Unsworth
  • Patent number: 11125726
    Abstract: A predictive diagnostics system for monitoring mechanical seals. The system autonomously detects a loss of lubrication within a sliding seal interface of a mechanical seal, the system including a loss of lubrication failure mode logic module configured to monitor data sensed by one or more sensors and diagnose conditions relating to a loss of lubrication within the sliding seal interface, and a plurality of other failure mode logic modules configured to monitor data sensed by the one or more sensors and diagnose conditions relating to specific types of mechanical failures known to occur in mechanical seal systems, the loss of lubrication failure mode logic module configured to determine which of the plurality of other failure mode logic modules are activated during the diagnosis of conditions related to a loss of lubrication within the sliding seal interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: JOHN CRANE UK LTD.
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Meck, Amrat Parmar, David Unsworth
  • Patent number: 11060999
    Abstract: A predictive diagnostics system for monitoring mechanical seals. The system autonomously detects a loss of lubrication within a sliding seal interface of a mechanical seal, the system including a loss of lubrication failure mode logic module configured to monitor data sensed by one or more sensors and diagnose conditions relating to a loss of lubrication within the sliding seal interface, and a plurality of other failure mode logic modules configured to monitor data sensed by the one or more sensors and diagnose conditions relating to specific types of mechanical failures known to occur in mechanical seal systems, the loss of lubrication failure mode logic module configured to determine which of the plurality of other failure mode logic modules are activated during the diagnosis of conditions related to a loss of lubrication within the sliding seal interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: JOHN CRANE UK LTD.
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Meck, Amrat Parmar, David Unsworth
  • Publication number: 20210048035
    Abstract: A dry gas seal includes a mating ring that can be coupled a the rotating shaft to rotate with the rotating shaft, a retainer ring that can be fixedly attached to the compressor and a carrier ring moveably coupled to the retainer ring. The carrier ring including a primary ring carrying face, a rear face and a sealing surface extending between the primary ring carrying face and the rear face. The sealing surface including an oleophobic coating disposed thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Simon Elcock, Klaus-Dieter Meck, Tomasz Rybak
  • Publication number: 20200278325
    Abstract: A predictive diagnostics system for monitoring mechanical seals. The system autonomously detects a loss of lubrication within a sliding seal interface of a mechanical seal, the system including a loss of lubrication failure mode logic module configured to monitor data sensed by one or more sensors and diagnose conditions relating to a loss of lubrication within the sliding seal interface, and a plurality of other failure mode logic modules configured to monitor data sensed by the one or more sensors and diagnose conditions relating to specific types of mechanical failures known to occur in mechanical seal systems, the loss of lubrication failure mode logic module configured to determine which of the plurality of other failure mode logic modules are activated during the diagnosis of conditions related to a loss of lubrication within the sliding seal interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Meck, Amrat Parmar, David Unsworth
  • Publication number: 20200141907
    Abstract: A predictive diagnostics system for monitoring mechanical seals. The system autonomously detects a loss of lubrication within a sliding seal interface of a mechanical seal, the system including a loss of lubrication failure mode logic module configured to monitor data sensed by one or more sensors and diagnose conditions relating to a loss of lubrication within the sliding seal interface, and a plurality of other failure mode logic modules configured to monitor data sensed by the one or more sensors and diagnose conditions relating to specific types of mechanical failures known to occur in mechanical seal systems, the loss of lubrication failure mode logic module configured to determine which of the plurality of other failure mode logic modules are activated during the diagnosis of conditions related to a loss of lubrication within the sliding seal interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Meck, Amrat Parmar, David Unsworth
  • Patent number: 10545120
    Abstract: A predictive diagnostics system for monitoring mechanical seals. The system autonomously detects a loss of lubrication within a sliding seal interface of a mechanical seal, the system including a loss of lubrication failure mode logic module configured to monitor data sensed by one or more sensors and diagnose conditions relating to a loss of lubrication within the sliding seal interface, and a plurality of other failure mode logic modules configured to monitor data sensed by the one or more sensors and diagnose conditions relating to specific types of mechanical failures known to occur in mechanical seal systems, the loss of lubrication failure mode logic module configured to determine which of the plurality of other failure mode logic modules are activated during the diagnosis of conditions related to a loss of lubrication within the sliding seal interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: JOHN CRANE UK LTD.
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Meck, Amrat Parmar, David Unsworth
  • Publication number: 20170241955
    Abstract: A predictive diagnostics system for monitoring mechanical seals. The system autonomously detects a loss of lubrication within a sliding seal interface of a mechanical seal, the system including a loss of lubrication failure mode logic module configured to monitor data sensed by one or more sensors and diagnose conditions relating to a loss of lubrication within the sliding seal interface, and a plurality of other failure mode logic modules configured to monitor data sensed by the one or more sensors and diagnose conditions relating to specific types of mechanical failures known to occur in mechanical seal systems, the loss of lubrication failure mode logic module configured to determine which of the plurality of other failure mode logic modules are activated during the diagnosis of conditions related to a loss of lubrication within the sliding seal interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Meck, Amrat Parmar, David Unsworth
  • Patent number: 9476860
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting fatigue induced failure of an assembly having a single flexible element or a series of flexible elements stacked in juxtaposed engagement, for transmitting power from one component to another, the assembly having a cyclic operating speed frequency that includes at least one sensor mounted in proximity to said assembly, the sensor providing an analog signal corresponding to an airborne acoustic signal emitted by the assembly, means for amplifying the analog signal, filter means to reduce background noise from the analog signal, an analog to digital converter for converting the analog signals to a digital signal, means for sampling the digital signals in respect of the operating speed frequency of the assembly and means for analyzing the digital signals and providing an output upon the occurrence of one or more digital signal spikes in an operating cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: John Crane UK Limited
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Meck, Peter Derek Carlisle
  • Publication number: 20130275056
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting fatigue induced failure of an assembly having a single flexible element or a series of flexible elements stacked in juxtaposed engagement, for transmitting power from one component to another, the assembly having a cyclic operating speed frequency includes at least one sensor mounted in proximity to said assembly, the sensor providing an analogue signal corresponding to an airborne acoustic signal emitted by the assembly, means for amplifying the analogue signal, filter means to reduce background noise from the analogue signal, an analogue to digital converter for converting the analogue signals to a digital signal, means for sampling the digital signals in respect of the operating speed frequency of the assembly and means for analysing the digital signals and providing an output upon the occurrence of one or more digital signal spikes in an operating cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: John Crane UK Limited
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Meck, Peter Derek Carlisle
  • Patent number: 8343312
    Abstract: Process for the production of filler-containing papers and filler-containing paper products by addition of an aqueous suspension of at least one finely divided polymer-pigment hybrid to a paper stock and drainage of the paper stock with sheet formation, the polymer-pigment hybrid being obtainable by milling an aqueous suspension of at least one inorganic pigment in the presence of at least one binder and, if appropriate, by drying the aqueous suspension thus obtainable and redispersing the dried polymer-pigment hybrid in water, and the use of the polymer-pigment hybrids thus obtainable as a filler for the production of filler-containing paper or filler-containing paper products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Norbert Mahr, Dieter Meck, Rainer Blum, Ralf Hemel, Norbert Gispert, Juergen Schmidt-Thuemmes, Christoph Hamers
  • Publication number: 20080210394
    Abstract: Process for the production of filler-containing papers and filler-containing paper products by addition of an aqueous suspension of at least one finely divided polymer-pigment hybrid to a paper stock and drainage of the paper stock with sheet formation, the polymer-pigment hybrid being obtainable by milling an aqueous suspension of at least one inorganic pigment in the presence of at least one binder and, if appropriate, by drying the aqueous suspension thus obtainable and redispersing the dried polymer-pigment hybrid in water, and the use of the polymer-pigment hybrids thus obtainable as a filler for the production of filler-containing paper or filler-containing paper products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Norbert Mahr, Dieter Meck, Rainer Blum, Ralf Hemel, Norbert Gispert, Jurgen Schmidt-Thummes, Christoph Hamers
  • Publication number: 20040182533
    Abstract: Recording materials are produced by a process in which a mixture A comprising
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Thierry Blum, Friedrich Linhart, Hans-Peter Kaub, Simon Champ, Martin Wendker, Dieter Meck, Steffen Geiger